WELL HERE WE ARE … THE LAST TERM!
This term will see us having so much fun with our friends. First we will look at four different countries from around the world.
We will look at so many different things -
What kind of country is this?
Is it hot and sunny, or is it cold and frosty?
What animals live there?
What do the people eat, wear and look like that live here?
I hope that we will create lots of pictures, have sensory fun activities and learn some new songs together.
What will we need to take with us so that we can enjoy ourselves?
We may be able to create our very own beach and holiday play area, with everything we would like for our holiday experience.
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
Make connections between the features of their family and other families.
Be open to children talking about differences and what they notice.
For example, when children ask questions like: “Why do you wear a scarf around your head?” or “How come your hair feels different to mine?”
Notice differences between people. Eg. Point out the similarities between different families, as well as discussing differences.
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE
Start to develop conversation, often jumping from topic to topic.
Develop pretend play: ‘putting the baby to sleep’ or ‘driving the car to the shops’.
Understand simple questions about ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘where’ (but generally not ‘why’).
PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Express preferences and decisions. They also try new things and start establishing their autonomy.
Notice and ask questions about differences, such as skin colour, types of hair, gender, special needs and disabilities, religion and so on.
Ask questions about the book. Make comments and shares their own ideas.
Develop play around favourite stories using props.
Add some marks to their drawings, which they give meaning to. For example: “That says mummy.”
EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN
Explore paint, using fingers and other parts of their bodies as well as brushes and other tools.
Express ideas and feelings through making marks, and sometimes give a meaning to the marks they make.
Compare sizes, weights etc. using gesture and language - ‘bigger/little/smaller’, ‘high/low’, ‘tall’, ‘heavy’.
Build with a range of resources.
Enjoy starting to kick, throw and catch balls.
Build independently with a range of appropriate resources.
Develop manipulation and control.
Explore different materials and tools.
Summer 1 Apr-May
Well we are at the start of a new term, SUMMER.
We will be looking forward to being outside in our garden having lots of fun and enjoying the sunshine. As we have watched you grow over the last few terms, we are the ones who are now going to start to grow plants of our own. Our new topic is ‘At the bottom of the garden’.
This term we will be planting cress seeds, sunflowers, vegetables and other plants that we can then watch grow leaves, then the flower heads. Maybe we will even get the chance to taste some of what we grow, and learn which foods are healthy for us to grow bigger.
Understanding the world Explore and respond to different natural phenomena in their setting and on trips.
C&L Understand and act on longer sentences like ‘make teddy jump’ or ‘find your coat’.
And Understand simple questions about ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘where’ (but generally not ‘why’).
Literacy Pay attention and respond to the pictures or the words in a book.
EAD Explore different materials, using all their senses to investigate them. Manipulate and play with different materials
When we have planted our seeds we will also get the opportunity to see what creatures live at the bottom of our school garden. We can discover are they long or short, do they have lots of legs, no legs, wings or spots. Maybe we can draw and colour some of the things we find. One of the stories we will read and learn about will be
The Hungry Caterpillar.
We will learn ...
What does the hungry caterpillar find to eat to make him grow?
What happens to him and at the end of the story?
What exciting animal does the caterpillar turn into?
EAD 1) Make simple models which express their ideas
2) Express ideas and feelings through making marks, and sometimes give a meaning to the marks they make.
3) Explore paint, using fingers and other parts of their bodies as well as brushes and other tools.
Literacy Develop play around favourite stories using props.
Maths Notice patterns and arrange things in patterns
Physical Show an increasing desire to be independent, such as wanting to feed themselves and dress or undress.
AND Start eating independently and learning how to use a knife and fork.
Spring 2 Feb-Apr
WELCOME BACK TO THE BUMBLEBEES.
Wow, what an exciting term we have planned for you all. For the first few weeks we will be learning all about ‘Happily Ever After’, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding hood.
These will show us how we can be good friends, help each other to learn, to play and to share our toys and food.
We will learn lots of new words and get to make lots of exciting things to share with our grownups. We will also get to be super mucky at times, to make and bake some nice goodies to eat and have a wonderful time.
LITERACY Develop play around favourite stories using props.
MATHS Develop counting-like behaviour, such as making sounds, pointing or saying some numbers in sequence.
MATHS Compare sizes, weights etc. using gesture and language - ‘bigger/little/smaller’, ‘high/low’, ‘tall’, ‘heavy’.
PSED Develop friendships with other children.
For a few weeks we will then get to explore Under The Sea. We will learn all about the creatures that live in the sea, what things have been hidden under the waves and what fun things we can do in the water.
We will be making lots of exciting sea creatures, pictures and models. Where we will learn colours, shapes, textures and other things.
EAD Use their imagination as they consider what they can do with different materials.
Make simple models which express their ideas
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD Explore materials with different properties.
Explore natural materials, indoors and outside
For the last week we will enjoy our Easter craft activity week. We will discover what is special about Easter for us and our school.
How we can share our special story and the things we enjoy at this time of year with our special people at home.
LITERACY Add some marks to their drawings, which they give meaning to. For example: “That says mummy.”
C&L Listen to simple stories and understand what is happening, with the help of the pictures.
C&L Recognise and point to objects if asked about them.
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT Build independently with a range of appropriate resources.
ALSO Develop manipulation and control, WHILE Explore different materials and tools.
Spring 1 Jan - Feb
Welcome back after your special holiday, we hope you had lots of fun and family time.
We are looking forward seeing new friends and learning lots of new things.
Our first topic will be AMAZING ANIMALS
We will learn all about animals that we can find in a ZOO. Where have they come from? Do they have spots, stripes or feathers? What do they eat? What does their home look like and which ones do we like the most?
Our next animals will be PETS, these animals that can live in our homes. Do any of us have pets, can we draw them or even create them from our craft materials? Can we tell our friends what we feed them for tea?
Our last set of animals will be FARM animals. What are these animals can we remember from what we have already learnt. What noises do they make, do they live in a barn, on a pond or in a field?
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD Explore and respond to different natural phenomena in their setting and on trips.
LITERACY I CAN Ask questions about the book. Make comments and shares my own ideas.
LITERACY I CAN Pay attention and respond to the pictures or the words in a book
Our second topic will be MAGNIFICENT MACHINES.
What machines do we know?
Helicopters, trucks, aeroplanes, hot air balloons, cars etc.
We will learn what they are made from, how do they move and if they carry people, animals or other things?
What other machines can we discover?
We can also make amazing machines for ourselves from boxes, bricks and other materials.
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE I CAN Listen to simple stories and understand what is happening, with the help of the pictures.
I CAN understand many more words than I can say AND understand simple questions and instructions
EXPRESSIVE ART AND DESIGN I CAN Use my imagination as I consider what I can do with different materials AND make simple models which express my ideas.
Our last topic will be to learn all about CHINESE NEW YEAR
We will learn all about the traditions and the celebrations. What these special animals are called.
What people do and what gifts they give to each other.
We will also get to taste some exciting food that the people from China eat at this special time.
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD I CAN Make connections between the features of my family and other families.
I CAN Notice differences between people.
PSED I CAN Notice and ask questions about differences, such as skin colour, types of hair, gender, special needs and disabilities, religion and so on.
Autumn 2 Nov-Dec
WOW! We are now in our second term, and this means lots more fun, lots more playing and lots and lots of learning!
This term is a very exciting term full of exciting things and lots and lots of sparkle, shiny pieces of crafting and glitter (sorry Mr McDonald). We will use all our new skills of manipulation with materials, create new and exciting models and make lots of art to share with friends and family.
We will start the term by looking at FIREWORKS and the beautiful patterns of colour they can make in the sky.
We will learn how to enjoy them safely, make our own pictures from paint and glitter and even make a special eatable chocolate sparkler.
With this in mind we will learn 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star', and get to make our very own sparkling shiny star to hang on a special tree.
We will also get to read some very special stories about finding stars and how people followed a special star to special stable.
Expressive Art and Design - Use their imagination as they consider what they can do with different materials, and join in with songs and rhymes, making some sounds.
Physical Develpoment - Express preferences and decisions. They also try new things and start establishing their autonomy.
We will move onto AUTUMN looking at what a special time this is.
What colours can we see, does it smell any different, what textures can we feel and do they sound different.
This will give us a lovely sensory experience, when we play and explore new materials.
Then we will taste what food we can enjoy at this time of year.
Communication and Language - Understand simple questions about ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘where’ (but generally not ‘why’).
Understanding the World - Explore materials with different properties. Also explore natural materials, indoors and outside.
We’ll look at animals and what we know about them, what they look and may feel like, where they live and how special they are to us.
We will then learn what role some animals have in our special Christmas Story.
We will slowly learn our MAGICAL CHRISTMAS STORY.
Who are Mary and Joseph, the wise men and shepherds, who is the special baby that is born?
We will share lots of songs and rhymes together, play musical instruments, dress-up in costumes and get to listen and read many special stories
During this time we re-explore the value of our five senses and how these can be used to explore the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas, by making a special book all about this to share with our family.
We will also get to experiment more with glitter, materials and crafts to create special gifts to share with friends and family.
.We will create our own special memories of this time with all our new friends, WHAT A JOURNEY WE WILL HAVE.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development - Express preferences and decisions. They also try new things and start establishing their autonomy. Engage with others through gestures, gaze and talk.
Literacy - Enjoy sharing books with an adult, and pay attention and respond to the pictures or the words.
Maths - React to changes of amount in a group of up to three items, and compare amounts, saying ‘lots’, ‘more’ or ‘same’
Autumn 1 Sept-Oct
WHAT WE WILL BE LEARNING THIS TERM
This term will be very exciting for some Bumblebees, as we have never been to nursery before. But don’t worry we will be having lots and lots of fun.
For the first few weeks we will be simply getting to know each other and to find our way around our nursery. PSED Develop friendships with other children.
We will then be ready to draw a picture of ourselves, learning how many eyes we have, where our ears are, etc.
We will also have a picture of ourselves and create our very own interpretation of it using different kinds of materials. Physical Development, Develop manipulation and control, and Explore different materials and tools.
We will, with the help of our friends and any pictures we receive, talk or gesture to each other how many brothers or sisters we have, who lives in our homes and how many grandparents we have. Understanding the World - Listen to simple stories and understand what is happening, with the help of the pictures. Communication and Language - Make connections between the features of their family and other families.
During this time we will also discuss how special and how 'SUPER ME' we are, by discovering what we can do for ourselves. PSED - Establish their sense of self.
We will also discover all the things we can do from running and jumping, to drinking and eating together at snack and then just how amazing we and our friends are. Physical Development - Walk, run, jump and climb and start to use the stairs independently.
For our last week of term we will look at a special event called HARVEST.
In this week we will learn all about the foods and drinks we need to make us SUPER ME, and where we can find all these exciting things.
We will learn the nursery rhyme ‘Old McDonald had a farm’.
We will get to play in a special eatable farm where the whole farm will be made from food we can eat as well as play with.
This will give us a lovely sensory experience, as well as discovering how new textures feel when we play and explore.
Expressive Art and Design - Use their imagination as they consider what they can do with different materials, join in with songs and rhymes, making some sounds.