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 1)

This half term our big questions is 'Who am I?)

In communication and Language, we will listen and follow instructions, We will talk about activities using the past tense, including using new vocabulary we have learnt. We will ask questions. We will sit and listen to stories, joining in with the repeated phrases and answering questions about the stories. 

In Personal, Social and Emotional Development, we will start to build relationships with the children and staff in our Nursery. We will learn that we have differences and similarities between each other but that we are still part of our Nursery. We will start to develop our independence in washing our hands, getting our snack and using the toilet. 

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 the following stories 'The Colour Moster', 'Incredible You', 'Families' and 'A Wet and Windy Harvest for Puddles.' In reading we will learn to sit and join in with stories and poems. We will talk about the pictures in the book. We will start to recognise our name and other familiar signs and logos. In phonics we will listen to environmental sounds. In writing we will create shapes and drawings.

In Mathematics, we will become familiar with counting to three using objects, actions and fingers. We will begin to compare patterns and shapes, to use language to talk about shapes and to compare size, weight and capacity. We will follow positional language given by an adult in our everyday routines.

In Understanding the World, we will talk about people in our family. and who are familiar to us. We will explore the school grounds and Autumn by making simple observations. We will explore different materials. We will look at books to learn about different places. We will use interactive toys to develop our technology skills.

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 learn the following nursery rhymes 'If You're Happy and You Know It', 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes', 'Tommy Thumb' and 'Dingle Dangle Scarecrow'.

Here is our long term plan

Important Information:

Thursday Return reading folders to Nursery

Friday Library Day