Our theme for this half-term is:
We have started our new topic called ‘Let’s Pretend’. This unit is part of the Early Years programme of the International Primary Curriculum. This curriculum sets out clearly what children should learn in four groups or ‘strands’ — these are called ‘Independence and Interdependence’, ‘Communicating’, ‘Exploring’, and ‘Healthy Living’. The activities which have been planned will cover these strands in the following ways:
Independence and Interdependence
The children will have the opportunity to take on different roles in different contexts when they explore traditional tales — ‘becoming’ Hansel and Gretel, for example. They will need to
co-operate within a small group and express their own ideas when taking part in simple puppet plays.
This unit focuses on traditional stories and rhymes and gives the children many opportunities to observe, explore and enjoy the use of print. We will create stories and be creative through music drama and dance. The children will have fun changing numbers and shapes in the ‘magic box’.
The children will use research skills to find out about puppets from around the world and then use simple reference material to find these places on world maps.
The children will have the opportunity to express their feelings when taking part in mime activities — making sad and happy faces, for example.
We welcome any support or suggestions which you may have!
We have introduced a new carpet time session this half-term in Nursery. Each week the children learn how to draw a different cartoon picture, using a variety of different lines. The purpose of this is to improve pen control and encourage reluctant writers to start mark making. We have been overwhelmed with the impact it has had so far!
If you would like to continue this at home with your child you can find simple, step-by step clips on the 'Get Squiggling' YouTube channel. Please find the link below to take you straight there.
Remember to upload any of your child's drawings to the parents portal on School Progress!