Topic work

 

In Nursery the Early Years Curriculum is taught through a cross-curricular approach. Each term learning focuses on a particular topic.  Each week adult directed learning opportunities are planned that help the children progress with their key skills, attitudes and dispositions.  In addition to this, child initiated activities and areas of provision provide further opportunity to develop understanding and learn more through independent play and activity.

In Nursery topic focuses take place throughout the week and are taught in both the morning and afternoon sessions.  Learning is differentiated to match the children's stage of learning. Links are made with other areas of learning such as Literacy, Maths and physical development to ensure that the children are fully engaged with their learning.

The chart below details what topics and questions the children will be learning over the next term.  Details of the other themes that the children cover over our two year cycle can be found on the curriculum pages.

Spring Term - First Half term    

What is your favourite toy?

Week 1: What is your favourite toy?
This week children will help to set up a Toy Shop role-play area. We will discuss our favourite toys at circle time and why they are special to us. Following the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions we will think about our own wishes which will be added to our wishing tree in the Nursery entrance.

Week 2: What is your favourite toy?
This week children will help to set up a Toy Shop role-play area. We will discuss our favourite toys at circle time and why they are special to us. Following the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions we will think about our own wishes which will be added to our wishing tree in the Nursery entrance.

Week 3: What games do you like to play?
We will model and play playground and parachute games with the children and make a Nursery book of our favourite games. We will also learn about the Chinese New Year and how this is celebrated. Children will make their own Chinese lanterns, taste traditional Chinese foods such as noodles and decorate lucky money bags which will be filled with gold coins at the end of the week. Children will make masks for the year of ‘The Rat’ and look at the other animals from the New Year story.

Week 4:  How can you make a puppet talk?
This week we will look at different types of puppets. Children will design and make their own spoon, finger or hand puppets and they will create puppet shows for their peers.

Week 5:  How do you make a robot?
Robot Day will be a highlight of the week where staff and children will dress as robots. Throughout the week children will design, make and paint their own robots from box craft materials. Children will program bee bots to move in given directions.

Week 6:  Where do bears live?

We will talk about the different bears we know from stories such as ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and ‘Biscuit Bear’. Children will bring their own teddy bears to school, make labels for them and help to prepare food for a ‘Teddy Bears’ picnic.

 

Spring Term - Second Half term

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