|Topic||Me and My Family||My body||Kings, Castles, Fairies and Elves||Julia Donaldson Stories||World on my doorstep||Worlds far away|
|Swimming||Royal Armouries Leeds||Nell Bank – Gruffalo Hunt||Farm|
|Meet a creature
All of our topics aim to help the children making their next steps in their development. Therefore, the long term planning sets out the topics we will use to help the children achieve. It is also important to note that we believe our curriculum should be child led and therefore all of the topics are subject to change depending on the children’s interests. We currently use the ‘Development Matters’ document to help us plan for children’s next steps. For more information on the specific things we are covering, please see our medium term plans and our weekly planning.
Worms, worms & worms
WORMS WORMS WORMS EVERYWHERE!!!! After reading our story ‘Superworm’ the children were really excited about going outdoors to find their own worms. We made a wormery to keep them in and found lots of delicious leaves and vegetables to eat. We were all really brave and held the worms very carefully.
We have loved looking at the Gruffalo this half term. We went on a trip to Nell Bank where we went on a Gruffalo hunt. The children spent time pond dipping, Minibeast hunting and took part in a retelling of the story. We had lots of exciting opportunities in Nursery for the children to explore including different materials to make ‘Gruffalo Crumble’ and we made our own Gruffalo’s cave.
This half term, Nursery have been learning about Castles, knights and Princesses. A group of children visited the Royal Armouries where we saw lots of knights riding on horses.
We also found a mysterious egg in the playground. We did not know where it had come from so we made a house to keep it safe and warm. When the egg hatched we found some footprints. Some were big and some were small. To help us try to figure out what creature it could be, we looked at different animal footprints and different types of eggs. After lots of investigation work we decided it was a DRAGON that had visited our school.
Visit to the Post Office
In nursery we have been learning about the post office and what happens to letters when we post them. We drew our own pictures, put them in envelopes, put a stamp on them and then walked to the post office to post them. We are excited for the day when our letters arrive at our homes.
All about me
Our topic this term was ‘All about me’. We looked at lots of different faces including our own and we learnt about the many emotions our faces can show. We particularly enjoyed drawing self-portraits and working together to create large scale faces. We also got creative using shapes and natural resources.
How to keep safe
During half term 2 we have been learning about how to keep safe when near a road and how to cross roads safely. We enjoyed practising crossing the road, making our own roads using playdough and different resources and we learnt some new songs about road safety.
As part of our topic ‘my body’ we have been learning about our senses. We explored different smells, tastes and textures and we even created our own music shakers so we could listen to different sounds.
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