This term the Nursery children will be learning about the topic ‘Winter’.

We look forward to reading many wintery stories and discussing how we dress appropriately for winter as well as discussing the climate change in wintertime.

In our creative area there will be lots of activities on offer such as designing our own bobble hats, painting penguins and decorating scarves to name but a few.

There will be a new role play area on offer for the children to explore, a ‘Doctor’s Surgery’. In this area the children have the opportunity to act out their experiences of going to the doctors and develop their ever growing imaginations. We will also be learning about Chinese New Year, and Valentine’s Day.

The children will be continuing to develop their mark making skills, blending and segmenting simple words orally and we will be challenging our children to copy some small words. We will also be continuing to develop children’s mathematical skills through a variety of activities including number work and looking at and discussing different shapes and patterns.

Within our phonics activities, we will be continuing to develop children’s listening skills and children’s awareness of the initial sounds of words by playing games such as eye spy.

After the half term holidays we are looking forward to welcoming some new children into our Nursery class.

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