Nursery - Seedlings
Welcome to Seedlings Class!
The adults in Seedlings Class are Mrs Pellant and Mrs Parker.
The Seven Areas of Learning
Communication and Language is key in EYFS and we will develop this through quality conversations, a language rich environment and provide extensive opportunities to try and embed new vocabulary.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development is crucial for children to lead healthy and happy lives, and helps them to learn.
Physical Development is through gross and fine motor skill experiences which develop strength, co-ordination and the ability to write.
Literacy is crucial for children to develop a life long love for reading. This leads to the children becoming independent readers and writers.
Mathematics allows children to develop a strong grounding in number which is essential so that all children develop the necessary building blocks to excel mathematically.
Understanding the World involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community.
Expressive Arts and Design involves the development of artistic and culture awareness which supports their imagination and creativity.
What are we learning about this half term? (Autumn Term 2)
This half term our big questions is 'What happens in the sky at night?'
In communication and Language, we will talk about what we have being doing and start to ask our own questions. We will listen to various stories connected to our topic and answer questions from them.
In Personal, Social and Emotional Development, we will continue to build relationships with the children and staff in our Nursery. We will also look at the big question 'How can I do my best?' thinking about making healthy choices, becoming resilient and working cooperatively when faced with a challenge.
In Physical Development, we will continue to develop our gross motor skills outside by playing with balls, moving around in different ways and making marks on a large scale. We will continue to develop our fine motor skills by making finer marks, using scissors and exploring a range of tools in the playdough area including taking part in dough disco.
In Literacy, we will be listening to and talking about the following stories 'Hovis the Hedgehog', 'Owl Babies’ and 'Whatever Next'. We will start to recognise our name. In writing we will create shapes and drawings and talk about them.
In Mathematics, we will count objects to 5 and match them to their numeral. We will learn the following number rhymes: ‘Five Currant Buns’, ‘Five Fat Sausages’, ‘One Finger, One Thumb’, One, Two, Buckle My Shoe’ and ‘Two Little Dickie Birds’. We will compare objects relating to size. We will talk about patterns and use language to describe 2D and 3D shapes.
In Understanding the World, we will talk our own special events and learn about Diwali, Bonfire Night and Christmas. We will start to notice the difference in the weather and in our playground. We will learn about the North Pole.
In Expressive Arts and Design, we will learn about painting using a variety of colours and different objects. We will learn to play the musical instruments loudly, quietly, fast and slow. We will take part in Nursery Rhyme Week. We will be performing our Nativity with Reception and Years 1 and 2.
What we learnt this half term? (Autumn Term 1)
This half term our big questions is 'Who am I?
In communication and Language, we will learn to listen and follow instructions within the Nursery. We will talk about ourselves and our families. We will listen to various stories connected to our topic.
In Personal, Social and Emotional Development, we will start to build relationships with the other children and staff in our Nursery. We will also look at the big question 'Who am I?' which covers what makes me unique, my feelings and my family.
In Physical Development, we will develop our gross motor skills outside by playing with balls, moving around in different ways and making marks on a large scale. We will develop our fine motor skills by making marks with pencils and crayons, attempting using scissors and exploring a range of tools in the playdough area including taking part in dough disco.
In Literacy, we will be listening to and talking about the following stories: ‘Lulu’s First Day’, ‘Who Are You?’ and 'The Family Book’. We will start to recognise the first letter in our name. In writing we will create lines and shapes.
In Mathematics, we will learn to match and sort different colours and shapes. We will use the language ‘big’ and ‘small’ to compare different sizes. We will learn the following number rhymes: ‘1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a Fish Alive’, ‘One Potato, Two Potato’, ‘Five Little Speckled Frogs’ and ‘Five Little Ducks Went Swimming One Day.’
In Understanding the World, we will talk about people in our family and people who are familiar to us. We will explore the school environment and the season Autumn. We will play with interactive toys to develop our technology skills. We will learn about the Christianity festival Harvest.
In Expressive Arts and Design, we will use the wooden blocks to build different buildings. We will use paint, glue and scissors to make pictures and models. We will play different musical instruments and talk about the sounds they make.
Here is our long term plan
Friday Library Day