Nursery - Spring 2

Our Topic - What makes a good friend?

AM: Hedgehogs & Badgers 
PM: Squirrels & Foxes

NEPS Learning Values: Creative, Engaged & Nurtured

Characteristics of Learning: Active Learning

Manners Matter & Respect for All We will build upon last term’s focus on using ‘please’ & ‘thank you’. We will learn ways of showing respect to each other.

Literacy

Key question: Can I recount any traditional story?
I can join in with repeated refrains and can retell key events in the story.

Key question: Can I give meaning to the marks I make?
We will start to encourage the children to record the initial letter sounds they know.
I can continue to give meaning to marks that I make when I draw.

CONTINUOUS PROVISION:
School Library — Look at books independently

Mathematics
Key question: Do I know that a number represents the amount in a set?
I can count up to 10, then 20.
I can begin to match numeral to amount (up to 10).
I can represent numbers using fingers, marks on paper or pictures.
I can show interest in shapes in the environment.
I can start to talk about the shapes of everyday objects e.g. Round and tall.

CONTINUOUS PROVISION:
Busy Things Maths games

Communication and Language

Key question: Can I retell a familiar story in my own words?
I can remember key parts of the story with increasing recall.
I can understand ‘who’ ‘what’ and ‘where’ in different questions using the question bears to support this.
I can use talk to connect ideas e.g. Explain what is happening, anticipate what is happening next, recall past experiences.

CONTINUOUS PROVISION:
Singing Nursery Rhymes and songs and reading as many stories as often as possible.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Key question: How can I include other children in my play?
I can express my own preferences and interests.
I am confident to talk to other children while I am playing.
I am more outgoing to unfamiliar people in social situations.
I can begin to accept the needs of others, taking turns and sharing resources.
I can keep play going by responding to what others are saying or doing.

CONTINUOUS PROVISION:
Promoting British Values by making choices about our learning.

Understanding the world

Key question: Do I know how to operate simple equipment?
I know how to operate simple equipment. E.g. Beebots, torch, remote control toys.
I can recognise and describe special times or events in my experiences. Please record in WOW books also.
I can talk about some of the things I have observed.

CONTINUOUS PROVISION:
Investigation resources e.g. Magnifying glass, binoculars, etc.

Physical Development

Key question: Can I use tools safely? Can I put on my own coat?
I can use one-handed tools and equipment e.g. Making snips in paper with child scissors.
I can dress myself with help
I can copy some letters from my name.
I can understand that toys and tools need to be used safely.
We will be walking and running the Daily mile, each week (weather permitting).
I can copy movements and follow instructions during our Sticky Kids program.

Expressive arts and design
Key question: Can I make believe by pretending using my previous experiences?
I can build stories around toys e.g. farm animals needing rescuing.
We will be integrating the singing of songs as part of our story telling.
I can use resources to create props for role play e.g. Making a bridge using junk modelling. I can sing simple songs.
I can create movements in response to music.

CONTINUOUS PROVISION:
Role Play, Different media to create artwork

Mrs Finnerty

Miss Manthou

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