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Nursery – Ofili Class

Summer (1) 2017

Over this half term the children will be looking at Fairy tales and Castles. The children will be learning about the key vocabulary of castles and learn some key features of fairy tale stories.

Through our topic Literacy skills we will continue to develop our phonics knowledge and begin to form our letters correctly. Children will be encouraged to continue practicing writing their names. We will look at a range of non-fiction (information) books about castles as well as fiction stories such as “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “The Princess and the Pea” and “Cinderella”. Children will be encouraged to re-tell these tales to their friends orally.

The Maths skills being developed this term are; recognising and using numbers 1-10, and for some children recognising numbers to 20.The children will also be developing their knowledge of 2D shapes along with their properties. The children will also start to look at counting out numbers from larger groups and comparing two amounts, we will also be learning how to measure in different ways.

In PE the children will continue to do Yoga on a Friday and will be starting to learn some simple group games and ring games.

Spring (2) 2017

Over this half term the children will be looking at the question “What types of people can help us?” The children have selected a range of people that they would like to find out more about; for example Policemen, Postmen, The Fire Service, Doctors and Teachers. We will even have some visits from some of these people. The children will learn about what it means to be helpful and how we can be helpful to others in our day to day lives.

Through our topic we will continue to develop learning our phonics phase 2 sounds through jolly phonics songs and phonics boxes. We will look at a range of non-fiction (information) books about people who help us along with fiction stories such as “The Jolly Postman” and some Nursery Rhymes such as “Miss Polly Had a Dolly”.

The Maths skills being developed this term are; recognising numbers 1-10, counting numbers in different ways such as number of claps and object counting. The children will also be developing their knowledge of 2D shapes and talking about the properties of these shapes. The children will also start to learn and use the language of measuring and weight.

In PE the children will be continuing with their Write Dance activities as well as doing some in class Yoga every other week.

Spring (1) 2017

During Spring 1 term our topic will be Our Favourite Stories. As part of this topic children will be sharing their favourite stories with the rest of their classmates. We will also be looking at the changes that occur in winter and a few celebrations including Chinese New Year and Pancake Day. We will continue to carry out observations to assess your child’s progress so that we can set specific targets for them.

We will be looking at stories such as Dear Zoo, We’re going on a Bear Hunt, and The Stick Man. We will use these stories to develop our storytelling abilities, engage in imaginative role-play and extending our vocabulary. We will also be starting Phase 2 phonics and starting to learn to write some letters in our names this term.

 

Christmas

Nursery Uniform

From Thursday 5th January 2017 it will be expected that children in Nursery will wear school uniform.  Uniform is worn at Oak View School to develop a sense of pride in being a member of the Oak View School community.

Uniform can be purchased from the school office, from Smarty Schoolwear in Hatfield Town Centre and from Tesco.  More information can be found on the school uniform page.

Autumn (1) 2016

To start the first part of the autumn term we will be looking at “All About Me”.  

This is a great opportunity for us to get to know your child in all of the 7 areas of learning.  As part of this topic children will be doing various activities such as painting self-portraits, discussing their favourite things with their peers and drawing pictures of themselves, talking about their family and special times and events.

We will also be spending a lot of time helping the children learn the school rules, routines and how to use resources inside and out. During this time, teachers and support staff will be carrying out observations to assess your child on entry to nursery so that we have a better understanding of what your child already knows. Observations may be during play or small group adult directed tasks. 

In the first part of the autumn term we will also get the chance to do lots of singing and music along with listening to lots of stories. We hope that our parents will join us on a Friday for story time!!

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