Welcome to Nursery!
During the Spring term, Nursery will find out about Winter and Chinese New Year. The children will also be supported in finding out other areas they are interested in through their play.
Winter animals – Animals living in the ice and snow, eg penguins, polar bears, seals, reindeer, walrus etc, using information books and videos on the internet, using maps and atlases to find parts of the world where it is cold, the Arctic, the Antarctic. Investigations using ice and predict outcomes, eg ice melts, ice floats on water. We will talk about how animals keep warm and how we keep warm in Winter.
Chinese New Year - 2019 is the Year of the Pig. We will dress up in Chinese costumes and discover how Chinese New Year is celebrated around the world. The children will make a Dragon Mask to use in a Dragon Dance. We will try and use chopsticks to eat noodles, rice and dips and make a restaurant in the home corner.
The children will listen to and then retell the story of The Chinese Zodiac. We will act the story out with our friends. We will find out about the country of China, its flag and build our own Great Wall of China!
All children have a shared story to take home each week.
Singing The Jolly Phonics song and Nursery rhymes.
Name writing and pencil control activities.
Counting to 10, then 20, one more, one less.
Counting out objects from home and recognise numbers at home and in the environment.