The children's physical development will be met on a daily basis in our regular outdoor sessions with the children regardless of the weather.
In addition to this we will be starting music and movement sessions every Wednesday. On these days please can you make sure your child is wearing shoes they can manage themselves?
Of course physical development isn't just about big movements, its also about developing fine motor skills. There are lots of opportunities to use tools such as scissors and hammers, and mark making implements such as pencils and paintbrushes.
Communication and Language
To help to encourage communication skills we have group times and discussion times which provide the children with lots of opportunities to talk about themselves and their interests and to listen to the thoughts, feelings and opinions of others.
We begin Letters and Sounds activities later this half term which will encourage and promote the listening skills of the children and prepare them for reading and writing.
There is maths all around us, door numbers and car number plates and shapes on windows and wheels.
Mathematical language is used all the time. Whether we are counting how many wheels we need to make a car or deciding if we need a big piece of tape or a small one. We sing lots of number songs and rhymes too.
We encourage the children to be as independent as possible when selecting resources, putting on their coats and helping themselves to healthy snacks. The children are also encouraged to help each other.
Expressive Arts and Design
We love being creative in the nursery. There are lots of opportunities to make and to draw and build every day.
The home corner will stay as a home corner for the whole year but we will open additional 'pop up' doctor's surgeries and cafes.
Understanding of the World
We do lots and lots of gardening and we love being outside exploring our environment.
We use the IPads every Friday and later in the Year we will introduce the Macs.