In January, the school was closed following government guidelines in response to COVID-19. Our remote education is now in place (more information can be found in the remote learning tab). The remote education will follow our curriculum as close as possible. Below is the intended learning for Spring term which will be closely mirrored in our remote education.

During the Spring term, the learning in Nursery will be based around the global theme of ‘Sustainable Development’. The focus of the term is to explore how we can grow vegetables and improve the school environment. Over the course of the term the children will begin to explore what it means to grow fruit and vegetables and learn about how to take care of a garden. They will also look at the life cycle of a seed and explore what plants need to grow. They will be using the texts ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and ‘the hungry caterpillar’ to support their learning. The project outcome for the learning journey will be creating our own vegetable patch and making our own vegetable lunches.

In Maths, this half term Nursery will be continuing to focus on counting, matching objects to numerals and representing numbers in different ways. We will also be refreshing our learning around 2D shape and then moving on to 3D shapes. We will create different shape pictures and creating our own patterns whilst looking at space and measure. We will end the term by thinking about positional language and describing different environments using positional language.

For our art outcome, Nursery will be developing their creative skills to draw the different stages of a growing seed, showing this through observational drawings, collages and paintings. We will link art in with the core text and create a collage using different seeds and our art work.  

Our role play area will be a garden centre which will enable the children to use their imaginations by using first hand experiences and practise language and communication skills as they take on the roles of gardener/ shop assistant.

In Understanding of the World, we will be learning all about the changing seasons and how this relates to growing and planting. We will set up an observation station outside and begin to plant different seeds to see what happens as they grow and discuss our findings.

We will continue with weekly sessions in forest school thinking about how to keep ourselves safe in this environment, focussing on the weather and how to keep ourselves warm as well as using tools safely. This term nursery will continue to explore the forest school site and introduce different tools that we can use. We will also work together to develop our forest school and begin to create a growing station, giving us the opportunity to observe and discuss changes that we can see happening.

During PE nursery will continue to think about how we can move in various ways and how we can use the space. We will continue to think about our spatial awareness and play different games to support us with this. This term, nursery will focus on developing various gross motor skills, such as, throwing and catching.

Parents can support their child's learning through reading with them every day and discussing the stories that they have read. Practicing counting and number skills when out and about will support children’s development and understanding in Maths.  If you would like to discuss more about how you can help your child at home, please see your child's class teacher.