Nursery

With Mrs Forrest & Mrs Naylor


Hello Nursery,

We are looking forward to learning and exploring this half term with you.

Please email any questions to ips.ducklings@gmail.com

Children have access to the outdoors daily so will need to wear clothes appropriate for the weather. Our forest school day is Wednesday. Please send your child in old clothes every Wednesday (we will provide the wellies) as we will be doing some outdoor activities in our forest school area and it can get very muddy!

Take care and Stay safe, Mrs Forrest, Mrs Naylor

Mrs Dalvi, Mrs Hajat, Miss Barton

Mrs Forrest

Ducklings Teacher

Mrs Naylor

Ducklings Teacher

Mrs Dalvi

Teaching Support Assistant

Miss Hajat

Teaching Support Assistant

Miss Barton

Apprentice

CONtact Details

Here is our email address should you wish to contact us :

ips.ducklings@gmail.com

Our curriculum is designed around the needs of our young children and is organised into seven areas of Learning and Development.

Communication and Language experiences are about:

  • Listening, attention and Understanding

  • Speaking

Personal, Social and Emotional experiences are about:

  • Self Regulation

  • Managing Self

  • Building Relationships

Physical Development experiences are about:

  • Gross Motor Skills

  • Fine Motor Skills

Literacy experiences are about:

  • Comprehension

  • Word Reading

  • Writing

Mathematics experiences are about:

  • Number

  • Numerical Patterns

Understanding the World experiences are about:

  • Past and Present

  • People, Cultures and Communities

Expressive Arts & Design experiences are about:

  • Creating with Materials

  • Being Imaginative and Expressive

Summer term What we be learning

Come Outside

This half term we are going to be exploring the theme Come Outside. Our key question is "I wonder what is outside of our classroom?"

Children will be learning about the world around them. The children will be exploring the things they can see from our windows, playgrounds and field. Children will be encouraged to use their 5 senses to explore their environment. We will then look at other places that interest the children.

Weekly forest school will continue to take place on a Wednesday with Mrs Hackett. Children will be using this area to explore their natural environment. We will be using the mud slip and slide, rope tyres and mud kitchen as well as exploring free play in the areas.

Our key texts are Shark in the Park - By Nick Sharrett and Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Our key vocabulary is : 5 senses , discover, investigate, look and find.

Vocabulary will be extended further as we explore what we discover.


SCHOOL READINESS

We will also be focusing on transtion to school with our older nursery children. We have sent the BwD School Readiness to all parents and carers. A text has been to send to parents containing a link to the document.


Communication and Language


In Nursery we listen to 5 stories or rhymes a day.

Click here to listen to lots of songs and nursery rhymes.

Here are the links to our core rhymes this term.

Teddy Bear's Picnic

We are going to the Zoo


Grown ups - you can send in a video of your child to the email address and we will share them with the class for a special rhyme time.

Personal, Social and Emotional



Our focus this half term is Growing and Changing


Children will be learning to :

  • Describe seasonal changes

  • Use key vocabulary relating to natural change, e.g. weather, seasons, cold, hot

  • Describe the life cycle of an animal

Children will be learning to:

  • Talk about how babies change as they grow

  • Explain what babies need and how this changes as they grow

  • Share their own experiences and listen to those of the other


Children will be able to:

  • Talk about the similarities and differences between their friends

  • Begin to play inclusively with their friends

  • Think differently and more openly about what a family may look like.

Physical Development

Gross Motor

Playing games as part of a team

Parachute games

Fine Motor



Video of Dough Disco basic moves.

Dough Disco - use these video clips develop the muscles in your fingers ready for writing.

Incy Wincy Spider

Row Row you Boat / Baby Shark

Down in the jungle song

Make your own play dough at home by following this recipe.

Finger rhymes are also good ways to develop our fine motor skills -

Grandma's Glasses , Garden Workout

Twinkle Twinkle Workout

PENCIL READY SONG

If your child is ready to hold a pencil, here is a song to help get them to this.

Literacy


Our core texts

Shark in the Park By Nick Sharrett

Dear Zoo By Rod Campbell

Videos of our key rhymes

We are going to the Zoo

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Nursery 2 Children (starting school in September)

Learn to write own name. We are focusing on this for the children that are ready ready for Reception.

Squiggle Time. We enjoy squiggle time at nursery. In the videos you will be able to explore how we use dance to encourage mark making.

Dance 1

Dance 2

Dance 3

Using old wallpaper or lining paper and crayons explore some of the different movements that we have been exploring.

Phonics

We follow Little Wandle Phonics in Nursery.

We play fun games with sounds daily.

This term we are focusing on blending words from the box, playing Bertha the Bus which lets us focus on initial sounds and playing with the intial sounds in our names in the game name play.

We will share some videos over the half term of the games.

Maths

This half term we are learning about weight, capacity and using positional language.

Our key vocabulary works :


Weight

Light and heavy and comparison

Capacity

Full, half full, empty and comparison

Positional language

Using language related to position and direction

Can you spot where monkey is? Watch this video to see.

Ideas for at home :

Everyday count in the daily routine. Snack time is a really good time to achieve this. Count out how many pieces of apple you would like or how many crackers you would like on the plate and so on. Count as you walk up or down the stairs. Count cars and other things on your daily walk.

Games to play together.

Numberblocks Teddy Numbers Underwater Counting Picture Matching

5 Fat sausages

Understanding of the world

Growing - Make a cress head funny face pot. You will need a yogurt pot, cotton wool, kitchen roll, cress seeds, water, paints or markers. Watch the video to find out how to do this.

Life cycle of a butterfly.

Watch the video together and talk about what happens in the video.

EAD

Collect and paint pebbles. Hide them in your local area for others to find.

Forest School

Here is a link to some fantastic gardening Ideas to try at home.


Activity File Share

Below you can see the folders where I share the materials you will need for your learning. Just open the folder and click the file you need to open & save.

Cbeebies

IPS Home page

Phase 1 Phonic Games

Cosmic Kids