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Leiston Primary School

Leiston Primary School's Early Years Curriculum

Spring Term

 

Well back and a warm welcome to our new Nursery children who have joined us this term.

 

Over this term will we continue to build on the children's interests as well as introducing the learning theme...

 

I wonder what happens next... 

 

The possible lines of learning enquiry that we shall explore are:

  • nursery rhymes
  • traditional tales
  • winter time
  • transport
  • celebrations such as Shrove Tuesday, Valentines Day, Mothers Day, Chinese New Year and Easter.

 

Our end goals this term is for the children to:

  • To record and perform a nursery rhyme.
  • To design a mode of transport and build it using construction materials.

 

Sharing Books

The children and the parents who were with us last term will know that we have a Sharing Book that the children to take home and share with their adult at home. The books will be changed weekly so the children will be able to enjoy a range of stories with their adults at home. Please keep the books safe and return them each week so that your child can collect a new one to bring home.

 

In addition your children have name cards, please support your child at home with recognising their own name.

 

Learning Intentions from our Early Years Curriculum...

 

Communication and Language

  • Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories
  • Is beginning to use more complex sentences to link thoughts (e.g. using and, because)

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

  • Can usually tolerate delay when needs are not immediately met, and understands wishes may not always be met
  • Begins to accept the needs of others and can take turns and share resources, sometimes with support from others

Physical Development

  • Dresses with help, e.g. puts arms into open-fronted coat or shirt when held up, pulls up his/her own trousers, and pulls up zipper once it is fastened at the bottom
  • Uses one-handed tools and equipment, e.g. makes snips in paper with child scissors

Phonics

  • Body Percussion
  • Blending and Segmenting
  • Rhythm and Rhyme
  • Alliteration
  • Voice Sounds
  • Blending and Segmenting
  • Environment Sounds

Literacy

  • Listens to and joins in with stories and poems, one-to-one and also in small groups
  • Sometimes gives meaning to marks as he/she draws and paint

Maths

  • Develop fast recognition of up to 3 objects without having to count them individually.

  • Show finger numbers for up to 5.

  • Say one number for each item in order, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Know that the last number reached when counting a small set of objects tells you how many there are in total.

  • Link numerals and amounts (up to 5).

  • Experiment with their own symbols and marks as well as numerals

  • Talk about and explore 2D and 3D shapes using informal and mathematical language

  • Recite numbers past 5

  • Know that the last number reached when counting a small set of objects tells you how many there are in total.

  • Link numerals and amounts (up to 5).

  • Make comparisons between objects relating to size, length, weight and capacity

Understanding the World

  • Shows an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects such as cameras or mobile phones
  • Talks about why things happen and how things work

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Sings a few familiar songs
  • Understands that he/she can use lines to enclose a space, and then begin to use these shapes to represent objects

Autumn Term

 

Firstly we would like to warmly welcome our new children to Little Avocets Nursery, along with the children who joined us in Summer and Spring terms last year.  It is an absolute delight to have you all in our nursery and we are very much looking forwards to the year ahead.

 

Over this first term as well as following and building on the children's interests we will be following the learning theme;

 

I wonder what is special…

 

Possible lines of learning enquiry that we shall explore are;

  • ourselves, including birthdays
  • our families and friends
  • autumn and harvest
  • the weather, rainbows 
  • colour
  • celebrations such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, remembrance Day, Diwali and Christmas

 

Our end goals this term is for the children to;

  • To follow a recipe to bake bread or make a cake.
  • To perform a Christmas play to their grown ups.

 

Sharing Books

The children and the parents who were with us last term will know that we introduced a Sharing Book for the children to take home and share with their adult at home. Over the next few weeks we shall be introducing Sharing Books once again. The books will be changed weekly so the children will be able to enjoy a range of stories with their adults at home. Please keep the books safe and return them each week so that your child can collect a new one to bring home.

 

Learning Intentions from our Early Years Curriculum…

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

  • Is more outgoing towards unfamiliar people and more confident in new social situations
  • Keeps play going by responding to what others are saying or doing

Communication and Language:

  • Uses vocabulary focused on objects and people that are of particular importance to them
  • Questions why things happen and gives explanations. Asks e.g. who, what, when, how

Physical Development:

  • Gains more bowel and bladder control and can attend to toileting needs most of the time himself/herself
  • Draws lines and circles using gross motor movements

Literacy:

  • Shows interest in illustrations and print in books and print in the environment
  • Ascribes meanings to marks that he/she sees in different places
  • Knows information can be relayed in the form of print

Mathematics:

  • Uses some number names and number language spontaneously
  • Shows curiosity about numbers by offering comments or asking questions

Understanding the World:

  • Knows some of the things that make him/her unique, and can talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to friends or family
  • Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends

Expressive Arts and Design:

  • Creates movement in response to music
  • Explores colour and how colours can be changed
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