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 Here we will share the adventures of our Nursery and Reception children.

 Autumn term 1:

Maths

Reception will be learning to recognise, describe, continue and create repeating patterns. They will then learn about the numbers to 5. They will practice counting using 1:1 correspondence and will match numerals to the correct amount. They will start to recall one more and one less facts and explore the composition of numbers. They will practice writing numbers, showing finger numbers and subitising. Linked to our topic, they will explore 2D shapes by building houses and will use the language of capacity to create drinks for the tiger.

Nursery children will start their maths learning by identifying different colours in the environment. They will then focus on matching objects based on different attributes e.g. finding buttons that are round and red, matching lego towers. This will include work on patterns and shapes. They will use the vocabulary of same, matching and different. They will then learn to sort objects based on size and use the correct vocabulary.

There will be many opportunities for both Nursery and Reception to sing counting songs. 

Reading

Reception and Nursery will be learning to retell the story of ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’. They will learn to make predictions and they will start to identify the beginning, middle and end of stories. There will be discussions about how the characters are feeling and what they might say. They will also extend their vocabulary by using adjectives to describe.  

Reception will have phonics lessons daily using the Jolly Phonics programme. They will learn to recognise different sounds and blend them together to read words and captions. They will also take part in guided reading sessions twice a week and everyday they will vote for the book they want the class to read before home time.        

Nursery will take part in ‘Talking Time’ daily. They will learn what good listening looks like and they will start to recognise different environmental sounds. They will listen to stories and nursery rhymes and start to recognise their name.                                                                                                                                           

Writing

Reception will learn to write words and short captions. They will learn to form each letter correctly. They will complete a daily writing challenge and there will be other opportunities for writing in the classroom and in literacy lessons. Nursery will be encouraged to mark make and give meaning to the marks they make.

 

Autumn term 2:

Maths

Reception will spend the term learning about the numbers to 10. They will practice counting using 1:1 correspondence and will match numerals to the correct amount. They will start to recall one more and one less facts and explore the composition of numbers. They will practice writing numbers, showing finger numbers and subitising.

Nursery children will explore the numbers 1 and 2. They will practice counting and subitising.  

There will be many opportunities for both Nursery and Reception to sing counting songs so they can orally count beyond the numbers they are learning.

Linked to our topic, the children will learn about 2D and 3D shapes by making fireworks and London landmarks. They will be measuring and comparing the height of different London landmarks.

Reading

Reception and Nursery will be learning the story of ‘The Queen’s Hat’. This term, we are also going to read a new book each week linked to our London Topic. Based on this book, the children will be given a question each day and over the course of a week will design their own character, story setting and three adventures.

Reception will continue to learn a new sound daily using Jolly Phonics. They will use these sounds to read words and captions. The children will also be introduced to tricky words.

The children will also take part in guided reading sessions twice a week and everyday they will vote for the book they want the class to read before home time.        

Nursery will take part in ‘Talking Time’ daily. They will continue to practice their listening skills and recognition of environmental sounds. They will share stories and talk about them.  

Writing

Reception will continue to learn new sounds according to the Jolly Phonics progression. They will be introduced to tricky words and will learn to wite these. They will use their phonics knowledge to write words and captions. There will be lots of opportunities for letter formation progression. They will also complete a daily writing challenge and there will be other opportunities for writing in the classroom. Nursery will be encouraged to mark make in all areas of the classroom and to give meaning to the marks they make. They will also have opportunities for mark making in ‘Talking Time’.

Spring Term 1:

Maths

All children will learn about measure by ordering dinosaurs by size and using non-standard units of measurement to measure dinosaurs. They will also measure dinosaur footprints and explore capacity by cleaning dinosaurs. Reception will learn to add and subtract numbers to 10 and to recall number bonds for numbers to 5. They will also learn about odd and even numbers and will practice counting beyond 10. Nursery will be focussing on numbers to 5. They will be counting with 1:1 correspondence, subitising to 5 and ordering numbers. They will also explore the composition of numbers to 5.

Reading

All children will take part in Drawing Club. We will focus on a different dinosaur themed story each week and the children will use their own ideas to draw pictures to create their own stories and answer to the given question.

Reception will start to learn alternative sounds and will be introduced to more tricky words. They will practice reading words, captions and sentences. They will take part in Guided Reading so they can practice making predictions, recognising feelings and knowing what the characters might say. They will also vote for which book they would like to hear at the end of the day.   

Nursery will continue to practice their listening skills and will take part in a daily story time with discussion.

Writing

Reception will continue with Jolly Phonics. They will be introduced to alternative sounds and new tricky words. They will practice writing words, captions and sentences as well as practicing their letter formation for lower case and upper case letters. They will complete a daily writing challenge and there will be other opportunities for writing in the classroom. Nursery will be encouraged to mark make in all areas of the classroom and to give meaning to the marks they make. They will also have opportunities for mark making in ‘Talking Time’ and will practice writing their name.

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