June – July 2017
Welcome back to all our children, we hope you have had a fantastic half term break and have come back to Nursery refreshed and ready to learn!
This half term we are going to be learning about different forms of transport when looking at Barnaby Bear and his travels around the world. We will also be talking about the season of summer and the changes that we can see happening in the world around us.
This half term we are learning about:
Different forms of transport and where they can take us
Looking at the similarities and differences between new and old forms of transport
Sorting which transport travels by land, sea or air
Road safety and how to cross roads safely
Matching amounts of objects to the correct numeral
Combining two groups of objects to find out how many altogether
How to write our name
How to identify the initial sound in spoken words
Books we will be reading this half term:
The Train Ride
Barnaby Bear’s Adventures
Thomas the Tank Engine
Non-fiction books about transport
You can help at home by:
Talking about different forms of transport that your child has been on
Talking about safely crossing the road
Continuing to support your child to learn to write their name
Reading a variety of books with your child
Helping your child to recognise numbers to 10
Using phase 1 part of the website http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Counting different amounts of objects and finding the correct numeral to match
Combining two groups of objects together to find the total
Training day – Friday 7th July
Summer fair – Thursday 13th July
Year 5/6 production at Cockburn School- Tuesday 27th June and Wednesday 28th June
Sports day - To be confirmed
Term ends – Tuesday 25th July
Outdoor play is very important part of our routine at Nursery and as the weather gets warmer we will be spending even more time outside exploring the environment. Children should wear appropriate clothing and bring sunhats to Nursery please. We ask if you could write your child’s name in all clothing brought to school please. Also we remind parents that all children should wear sun cream when the weather is hot as the suns’ rays can be very dangerous. If you have not already, could you please bring sun cream with your child’s name clearly labelled on the bottle and give it to a member of staff. If your child does not have sun cream they will not be allowed to play outside in order to protect your child’s skin. We also provide water for the children all year round and encourage the children to drink plenty of water when it is warm, but they are welcome to bring their own water bottle labelled with their name to have at Nursery.
This week we have been talking all about transport in our environment, ones we already knew and some new ones. We talked about how we could sort the transport into groups and the children decided we could split them into roads, air and sea. We also created painting and box models of different forms of transport. We were also introduced to Barnaby bear and learnt all about how he travels all over the world!
Our focus this week was all about cars. We learnt all about road safety and why and how we can cross the road safely. We did lots of practising with this outside on our 'road'. We used templates of cars to practise our threading skills and we were really good. Miss Pickering was very impressed! We learnt all about different sorts of cars and how they have changed over the years. Barnaby bear went to Blackpool this week so we learnt about everything he did whilst he was there!
Barnaby Bear went on his holidays to Tenerife this week and sent us a postcard so we have found out all about aeroplanes this week. Miss Sutcliffe helped us design and make our own paper planes which we raced to see who's was the fastest! We also watched some videos of a plane taking off and pretended we were going on our holidays. Some of the boys and girls thought the engines were very loud!
Barnaby Bear went to London on a train this week so we have been looking at train. when we went outside to play, a train station had appeared in our garden! We answered the phone and wrote tickets for people and where they wanted to go. We even used train pictures to help us with our numbers.
We have also been learning how to play games this week. We played Frustration and practised taking it in turns.
Barnaby Bear visited France on a boat this week! We did lots of investigative work around floating and sinking and predicting what they would do.
This week we have also been practising lots for our sports day. The weather was a little bit rubbish but we soldiered on, even if we did slip a few times. All the children made the teachers really proud.
Arrrggghhhhh me hearties! This week is Pirate week!
We have learnt about different parts of pirate ships, different types and even learnt some pirate facts.
We have done lots of creative activities including making pirate hats, pirate treasure and beaches in a bottle. Very busy indeed!
End of the Week children!
Week 1- Transport
This week we have started to learn about transport and where each type of transport travels, e.g. air, land or sea.
We have been very clever and counted out the correct number of cars and found the number on the number line!
Week 2- Cars
This week we have been learning about cars. We have looked at different cars and some of the first cars ever made.
We have also learned about crossing the road safely and how to be safe when travelling in the car, remembering to put our seatbelts on and sitting in a car seat!
Week 3- This week Barnaby Bear went on holiday to Spain. He travelled with his friends on an aeroplane!
At nursery we have been reading lots of stories about aeroplanes and have even made our own paper aeroplane! We also tried some Spanish food! It was yummy!!
Week 4- Trains
This week Barnaby Bear went to London on the train!
We have had a new role play are in the outdoor area. We have got a train and train station! We have had different character role to play whilst on the train.
Week 5- Boats
This week we have been learning about boats. We have talked about how the boats float on water and how some things sink! We have tested lots of different objects in nursery to see which float and which sink! We even predicted what each object would do before putting it in the water!
Week 6- Pirates!
This week we have been learning about Pirates! We have made pirate accessories, have been on treasure hunts and have even made our own treasure! We have also made a Pirate seaside bottle and done lots of counting using gold pieces!