During the spring term in Nursery we will be exploring the topics ‘Traditional Tales’ and ‘New Life’. In Literacy we will be reading and discussing a range of fairy tale stories such as The Gingerbread Man and Little Red Riding Hood and we will be looking at plants and animals and how they grow. For example, The Teeny Weeny Tadpole and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We will be using our sounds to label lifecycle pictures and to describe the characters in the stories. We will be practising to write our names, making sure that we hold our pencils properly and using the rhymes to help us form the letters correctly.
Our role play area this half term will be a sweet shop where they can weigh items, explore the concept of money by using the till and coins and also apply the sounds we know when writing a shopping list. In the second half of the spring term, the role play area will change to a vet, where we can look after sick animals and enjoy our pretend play with our friends. Towards the end of the spring term we will be having the farm in for the day. This is an opportunity for the children to interact with the different animals and consolidate our New Life topic.
We will also be have lots of chances to paint pictures, cut and stick, draw and generally explore our classroom, both inside and outside.
In Maths we will be continuing to learn to count groups of objects carefully and to recognise and write numbers. We will be learning to name and match 3D shapes and to find shapes in the world around us.
We will be celebrating World Book Day by dressing up as a character from our favourite book and we will be creating special cards for our Mummy’s/Granny’s for Mother’s Day. We will also be celebrating Easter by creating cards for our families.