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? (Summer Term 2)

This half term our big questions is 'Which bears are scary?'

In communication and Language, we will learn to follow two part instructions and to answer some why questions using our own knowledge and experiences. We will initiate our own conversations, use the past and future tense within our talking and use new vocabulary from our stories.

In Personal, Social and Emotional Development, we will continue to follow the rules and routines in our nursery and become more independent at accessing the resources. We will describe our own and other children's feelings. We will learn about healthy and unhealthy foods when we have our teddy bear's picnic and learn how to stay safe in the sun.

In Physical Development, we will sing action songs. We will practice our fine motor skills in the continuous provision areas and our gross motor skills outside.  

In Literacy, we will be listening to the following stories 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears', 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt', 'Boogie Bear', 'Where's My Teddy?' 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' and 'Splash'.  We will be predicting how the stories will end and we will talk about the events and principal characters in the stories. We will name different parts of the book such as the title and front cover.  In writing we will learn to write our name and to use some letter knowledge in our early writing. In phonics we will learn to orally blend and segment CVC words.

In Mathematics, we will learn to subitise numbers to 5 and to solve mathematical problems using these numbers. We will use language 'more than' and 'fewer than' to compare quantities. We will use language to describe shapes and position. We will describe and make repeating patterns. We will compare objects relating to their size, length, weight and capacity.

In Understanding the World, we will learn about how our families are made up. We will name different buildings from stories. We will go on a bear hunt and draw a map of our hunt. We will name brown bears, polar bears and panda bears and find out where they live in the world using a globe. We will identify signs of summer within our school grounds and talk about how we can care for our local environment. We will learn the story about 'Jesus Feeding the Five Thousand'.

In Expressive Arts and Design, we will create collages using different materials, make models and print using paint. We will sew using a plastic needle. We will sing songs connected to bears and add percussion instruments to our singing.

Here is our long term plan

Important Information:

Thursday Return reading folders to Nursery

Friday Library Day