Nursery - Summer 2

AM: Hedgehogs & Badgers
PM: Squirrels & Foxes

Phonics Talk


Early Years Writing

Key Text for Summer 2

Learning Values


Meet the teacher

Walk to School

Learning Values:

Lifelong Learner & Determined to do our Best, Independent , Respectful & Responsible Engaged, Nurtured, Creative, Harmonious, contd.

Characteristics of Effective Learning:

Creating and Thinking Critically


New Friendships & Responsibility


Celebrating individuality

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Key question: Can I be more outgoing to unfamiliar people and confident in new social situations?

Self-Confidence & Self-Awareness
Managing Feelings & Behaviour
Making Relationships

With the Nursery year coming to an end we will begin to talk about the progression into Reception. We will be reflecting on the year we have had and all the wonderful things we are now able to do.

Following on from taster day where the children may have met others that they do not already know – we will be talking about the skills that they will need to make new friends. We will also be encouraging them to widen their friendship group and play with someone they may not have played with before!

Promoting British Values by making choices about our learning.

RRA 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

Communication and Language

Key question: I can ask and answer questions?

Listening & Attention
I can listen to stories with increasing attention and recall.

I am beginning to understand how and why questions. E.g. How can we stay healthy? Why does my heart beat faster when I exercise?

Listening to, singing and reading a wide variety of songs and stories as often as possible.

I can use ‘and’ and ‘because’ to link my thoughts.

SHOW & TELL (10-13th June):
To use recycled objects to make a model of their choice.

BIG TALK (stimulus – Rhymes & Poems)
Can you learn a short poem?

WOW books – must be returned weekly
(Wednesdays for sharing Thursdays)

Physical Development

Key question: Can I form recognisable letters?

Moving & Handling
We will be working on our Sports Day activities. We will start to encourage the children to write their name without the need to copy their name card. We will continue to learn the letter formation of other letters and practise these.
Key question: How do I keep myself healthy?

Health & Self-Care
Independence in meeting my basic hygiene needs. To talk about healthy foods and about what hap- pens to my body when I exercise e..g. My heart beats fast, I get hot, I get sweaty.

Daily Mile, Sticky Kids and Go Noodle programs

RRA 24: You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.


Key question: Can I read my name?

Key questions: Can I begin to write my name? Can I use the sounds that I know to write labels and captions for my pictures?Children will be encouraged to share their WOW books and talk about their family and experiences at home.
Linking to Communication and Language– we will ask the children ‘Why did you make this model?’
Opportunities for mark making related to role play, events, name writing, letter formation, recording experiences, etc

School Library – Look at books independently & Read
Poetry – Giles Andreae “Mad About . . .” books
Author Focus – Jez Alborough

RRA 28: every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free.


Key question: Can I separate a group of three or four objects in different ways, beginning to recognise that the total is still the same?
We will be using real objects and counting objects to explore this. We will use the example of passengers and train carriages. Different numbers of passengers can sit in each carriage but the total number remains the same!

Shape, Space & Measure
Key question: Can I recognise shapes in the environment around me?
Now that the children know many 2D and a few 3D shapes we will be searching for shapes that we know in the environment.

Busy Things Maths games

RRA 28: every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free.

Understanding the world

People & Communities
The World

We will be encouraging the children to comment and ask questions about the place that we live, our familiar environments (nursery, around school) and the wider world around us.

Learning to use different devices.

Investigation resources e.g. Magnifying glass, binoculars, etc.

RRA 14: freedom of thought, belief and religion

Expressive arts and design

Key question: How can you express yourself?

Exploring & Using Media & Materials
I can use resources to create props for role play e.g. Making a telescope using mobilo if they are playing pirates or using junk modelling to make a robot etc.

Being Imaginative
We will continue to encourage the children to build their own stories around toys and also use the toys provided to retell stories that we share in class.

Arts Week

Role Play, Different media to create artwork

Mrs Finnerty

Miss Manthou

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