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We would like to welcome all the new children to the Cygnets nursery and welcome back those children who are returning from last year. 

Our topic for this half term is 'Special Places' and at the beginning of term we will be focusing on learning our nursery routine and rules. We will be encouraging the children to join in with activities in both family groups and whole group sessions.  Small world play and role play areas will also be linked to our topic. 

We will be exploring the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’ during the Autumn Term. We will use gingerbread men pictures to help us with our counting as we add buttons and eyes to our creations. Our role play area will be a kitchen, allowing the children to represent familiar experiences from home in their play and engage in make believe by pretending. 

As Autumn begins we will be visiting the Wild Garden to look for the changing colours of the leaves. 


Our main topic title this half term is ‘Light and Dark’ and we begin by thinking about Bonfire Night. We will create firework pictures using paint in the art area and sort fireworks and stars into different categories as part of our mathematical development. As part of our topic we will be learning about nocturnal animals and reading the book ‘Owl Babies’. We will be making our own hedgehogs from clay and hunting for nocturnal animals hidden around our nursery environment. The children will also have the opportunity to spend time exploring with torches. We will also be finding out about  Diwali, the 'Hindu Festival of Light' and taking part in creating rangoli patterns and diva lamps. 

As Christmas approaches we will learn some Christmas songs as well as making decorations to hang on the Christmas tree. We will also be practising our cutting skills as we cut out pictures of toys that we would like from Father Christmas. 

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