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The topic for Nursery this half term is ‘If you go down to the Woods today’.  Our Nursery indoor role play area is ‘Cold Lands’ where children can experience another place and climate and develop new vocabulary. The story at the beginning of term is ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and in our outside role play, ‘The Three Bears’ Cottage’, children can enjoy retelling and acting out the story.   We will be making porridge and using our senses to describe it and notice changes.  Our small world tables are based on Michael Rosen’s ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ and also polar bears and other animals from cold lands. At story time the children will meet lots of new characters, such as ‘Old Bear’ by Jane Hissey, ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ by A. A. Milne and ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear’ by Eric Carle.  We will also explore rhyme through stories such as Jez Alborough’s ‘Where’s my Teddy?’ 

In our Science we will be learning about different bears, their features and habitats.    We will also be looking for signs of winter and describing the changes we see in nature and the weather.  The children always enjoy our science ice investigation and generate lots of ideas and questions.  Our PE sessions will be based on the Bear Hunt story.  

Sound rings will be sent home and updated each week as children begin to learn phase 2 sounds.  We will be sharing lots of big books to enable them to use and apply their new phonic knowledge. The children will continue working on writing their name using a correct pencil grip and letter formation to earn an impressive rosette award. 

In Maths we will continue to work on number recognition, counting and writing numerals.  We will also be developing our knowledge and use of positional language and the language of size. 

If possible, we will be continuing our regular visits to the computer suite, developing children’s IT skills using software and websites linked to our topic.  

At the end of the half term we will be celebrating Chinese New Year through dance and art. 


Our topic for the second half of this term is ‘People who help us’. Our role play area will be transformed into a 'Baby Clinic' and the role play shed will be a 'Fire Station'.  Our small world tables are a dentist and a road with emergency vehicles. 

If possible, we will begin by meeting the people who help us in school including our site manager, office staff, kitchen and teaching staff.  We will be looking at where they are in school and thinking about how they help us.  Also, a doctor will also be coming to visit us and we will be thinking about keeping healthy through exercise and eating healthy food. When the local policeman comes to see us we will learn about emergencies and dialling 999. In our construction areas we will be building fire engines and police cars. After reading ‘The Jolly Postman’ children can enjoy visiting our local post box to post some letters, spotting numbers on houses on the way.  

In Maths we will be learning about repeating patterns, sequencing and number bonds to 5. Children can continue practising writing their name correctly to earn a writing rosette. 

Our art areas encourage the children to paint their own fire engine and police car pictures. As we begin to look for signs of Spring, the children will do observational drawings of daffodils and other Spring flowers. This will link to our science learning about the seasons.  Later in the term we will be reading the Easter story and also making some Easter baskets ready for a visit from the Easter Bunny. 

In Maths we will be learning about repeating patterns, sequencing and number bonds to 5. Children can continue practising writing their name correctly to earn a writing rosette. 

We will celebrate World Book Day by sharing our favourite books. 

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