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SUMMER TERM 1, 2020

Our topic this half term is called ‘Animal Crackers’ and is based around animals. We will begin the half term by reading ‘Dear Zoo’ and talking about what makes a good pet and why. We will be writing a new page for the book as well as recreating the story on our ‘Zoo’ story making table. This book will also inspire our maths work as we use the toy animals to help us to count accurately and begin to understand simple addition calculations. We will also look at 2D shapes and make a simple collage based on the 'Rainbow Fish'. We will be learning lots of animal songs like “The Animal Fair” and “Daddy’s taking us to the Zoo.” In Science we will be sorting animals and learning the names of different animals and their young. 

We are also looking forward to a yoga session based on animals. During the session we will make different animal shapes with our bodies. In Literacy we will be reading ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ and ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ looking particularly for rhyming words in the poems and making our own rhyming strings. In our ‘Jungle Explorer’ role play we will be looking for creatures and camping out under the canopy. The children have enjoyed planning our new ‘Under the Sea’ story making table and will be using it to retell ‘The Rainbow Fish’ and ‘Sharing a Shell’ story. We will also be reading 'Noah’s Ark' and using the books as inspiration for maths, art and PSED.  In Science we will be thinking about sinking and floating and investigating whether different materials sink or float. 

As always we will be watching the weather and looking for seasonal changes around us. We are looking forward to seeing the bluebells in the Wild Garden and watching our seeds grow in the gardening corner. Our older children will continue to make lots of visits to school as part of our transition process.

SUMMER TERM 2, 2020

Our final topic is called 'What happened to Jack’s Beans?' and we will be retelling the traditional tale of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and acting it out in our dance sessions. In Science we will be planting beans in our gardening area and tasting them as well as searching for minibeasts and naming them. ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ are texts that we will be reading to support our learning about minibeasts and they will also help us with our learning in Mathematics as we practise counting, number recognition and number formation. We are also looking forward to tasting some of the different foods from 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’ As well as minibeast hunting we will also be making our own minibeasts and we will be creating our own snail pictures inspired by the artist, Matisse.  Our small world play areas will be based on ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, a garden theme and also a holiday theme. 

As we are getting ready for the summer holidays our indoor role play area will be a ‘beach’ complete with rock pool and ice cream stand. We will be packing suitcases and finding out about different holiday destinations. Our outdoor role play will be a café and we will be continuing to learn about different coins as well as taking orders and making menus. 

Throughout the half term our older children will be visiting the Reception classrooms and playground to help them to get ready for September. They will also spend two days with their new teacher in their new classroom. We will all be visiting the field to practise for Sports Day and continuing to use the running track to help us to keep fit. At the end of term our older children will be taking part in our Nursery Leavers’ Concert in the hall.

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