Autumn Term - 2018/19
The Nursery children settled into their new environment during the first half of the Autumn term. The topic was ‘Ourselves’. This enabled us to get to know the children. The children learnt the Nursery routine and became acquainted with the rules. The topic for the second half of the Autumn term was Celebrations. We have also been learning about the effects of Autumn.
Communication & Language
The children have been taking part in lots of activities to develop their speaking and listening skills. These have included playing listening games and taking part in class discussions. Sharing Henry Bear’s diary has helped to develop the children’s confidence when speaking in front of a group. The children have been working hard at developing their ability to identifying rhyming words and they are rapidly becoming experts.
We have been learning lots of counting songs and taking part in counting activities. We have also looked at size using the book ‘Owl Babies’. We have worked on developing our understanding of positional language by describing the hiding places of Little Elf and Big Elf before Christmas.
The topic of ‘Ourselves’ has seen the children recreate their faces and they used their senses to discover more about their likes and dislikes. During the celebration of Diwali, we made Diva lamps and learned about the story of Rama and Sita. We have also learnt about the preparations that animals make in the Autumn for the Winter months. We made hedgehogs using clay and pipe cleaners. In November the children made poppies and observed the minutes silence for Remembrance Day, which they managed exceedingly well. Prior to Christmas the children made Snowman Christmas cards, star & heart tree decorations and Christmas pudding crispy cakes.