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Nursery

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Summer Term 2022

AREAS OF LEARNING FOR THE FOUNDATION STAGE

Weekly themes

Foundation Stage planning is carried out on a weekly basis with a variety of topics being selected this term. We plan through topics for each term – for the Summer Term 2022, Nursery and Reception will focus on:

Reception - Summer

Week 1

Growing – Oliver’s Vegetables (UTW)

Week 2

Growing – Oliver’s Fruit Salad (UTW)

Week 3

Traditional tales – Jack and the Beanstalk (LIT)

Week 4

Traditional tales – Jack and the Beanstalk (LIT)

Week 5

Stanley’s Stick(LIT / EAD)

Week 6

Bears Don’t Eat Egg Sandwiches - UOW

Half Term

Week 7

History Fortnight -   Queens 70th Golden Jubilee (UTW)

Week 8

History Fortnight (UTW) -  Queens 70th Golden Jubilee

Week 9

Birds (PSED / UTW)

Week 10

Birds – Bird world trip- (PSED / UTW)

Week 11

Transition  / sports day (PSED)

Week 12

Seaside – safety / pollution (UTW)

Week 13

Seaside – sea creatures – class party

 

Nursery - Summer

Week 1

Geography - Dinosaurs (UTW)

Week 2

Geography  - Dinosaurs (UTW)

Week 3

Summer - Growing (UTW)

Week 4

Summer - Growing (UTW)

Week 5

Science - Minibeasts – (UTW)

Week 6

Science - Minibeasts – (UTW)

Half Term

Week 7

History Fortnight - Queens 70th Golden Jubilee

Week 8

History Fortnight - Queens 70th Golden Jubilee

Week 9

Farming – farm animals (UTW)

Week 10

Farming – farm to shop (UTW) Farm visit-Millers Ark Farm

Week 11

Transition/sports day (PSED)

Week 12

Seaside – sea creatures

Week 13

Water fight and end of year party

 

Teaching and learning will be determined by both staff and children but linked to these topics.

Activities are both child led and adult led in order to cover all of the seven areas of learning. Each half term both Nursery and Reception parents are able to view the medium term plans outlining the activities that we plan to deliver.

A Guide to Foundation Planning

We use the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Development Matters and White Rose Maths documents to aid our planning. These documents outline the key skills that children should achieve during certain age ranges, e.g. birth to three year olds, three to four year olds, Reception and the Early Learning Goals. We plan a range of practical, play based activities to ensure that children have been given a range of opportunities to develop these skills and demonstrate their learning.

The seven areas of learning through which the children learn have been broken down into sixteen assessment scales.  These are outlined within the table below:-

Prime Areas of Learning

Personal, Social and

Emotional Development

 

Self-Regulation

Managing Self

Building Relationships

Physical Development

 

Fine Motor Skills

Gross Motor Skills

Communication and Language

 

 

Listening

Speaking

Specific Areas of Learning

Literacy

 

Comprehension

Word Reading

Writing

Mathematics

 

Number

Numerical Patterns

Understanding the World

 

People, Culture and Communities

The Natural World

Expressive Arts and Design

 

 

Creating with materials

Performing

 

*If you require additional information relating to our school curriculum, please ask at the school office or the Class teacher.

TOP Tips

  • Read, read and read!
  • Share books with your children- you read to them, they read to you.
  • Discuss books and stories — characters, events, endings etc.
  • Make suggestions for a different ending, new character etc
  • Join the local library & encourage your child to choose their books— this helps to develop preferences etc.
  • Don’t forget rhymes and poems!
  • Encourage your child to write shopping lists, notes, postcards, diaries.
  • Encourage correct letter formation — this will help with cursive writing later.
  • Play I spy using phonic/sounds- don’t forget endings!
  • Practise reading and spelling keywords.
  • Have fun!