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Our Focus Stories:

At the beginning of each term, our staff work together to plan exciting activities for the children. 

They choose from a wide range of story books which they use for focusing on certain topics through out the year.

These books are then planned for by each member of staff to cover all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Topics and Focus Stories change every two weeks. We focus on a song/rhyme to go with each story and we concentrate on a letter sound which is also relevant for that chosen topic.

 

Exploring and Using Media and Materials and Being Imaginative

STORY

SONG/

RHYME

SOUND

FOCUS OBJECTIVES

  1. The 3 Little Pigs

This little piggy

Pp

Experiments with blocks, colours and marks. Expressive Arts and Design, Exploring and Using Media and Materials, 22-36 months Understands that they can use lines to enclose a space, and then begin to use these shapes to represent objects. Expressive Arts and Design, Exploring and Using Media and Materials, 30-50 months Seeks comfort from familiar adults when needed. Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Managing Feelings and Behaviours, 22-36 months

2. Owl Babies

Little Owl in the Tree

Mm

Beginning to use representation to communicate, e.g. drawing a line and saying ‘That’s me.’ Expressive Arts and Design, Being Imaginative, 22-36 months Create simple representations of events, people and objects. Expressive Arts and Design, Being Imaginative, 40-60 months

3. What I like

Everybody Do This

Ll

Sings a few familiar songs. Expressive Arts and Design, Exploring and Using Media and Materials, 30-50 months Begins to build a repertoire of songs and dances. Expressive Arts and Design, Exploring and Using Media and Materials, 40-60 months Expresses own preferences and interests. Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness, 22-36 months

4. Festivals

Twinkle Twinkle

Ff

Explores colour and how colours can be changed. Expressive Arts and Design, Exploring and Using Media and Materials, 30-50 months Shows interest in different occupations and ways of life. Understanding the World, People and Communities, 30-50 months

5. Whatever Next!

5 Little Men

Nn

Builds stories around toys, e.g. farm animals needing rescue from an armchair ‘cliff’. Expressive Arts and Design, Being Imaginative, 30-50 months Enjoys playing with small-world models such as a farm, a garage, or a train track. Understanding the World, The World, 22-36 months

6. Cinderella

This is the way …

Cc

Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things. Expressive Arts and Design, Exploring and Using Media and Materials, 30-50 months Experiments to create different textures. Expressive Arts and Design, Exploring and Using Media and Materials, 40-60 months

7. The Christmas Story

Variety of Christmas Songs

Ss

Engages in imaginative role-play based on own first-hand experiences. Expressive Arts and Design, Being Imaginative, 30-50 months Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience. Understanding the World, People and Communities, 30-50 months Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends. Understanding the World, People and Communities, 30-50 months

 

Parents will be given a newsletter every two weeks in Nursery about the chosen topic. This will include supporting parents at home, words to the songs and relevant information which relates to the chosen sound and book. Our children with a yellow or blue name card shall also receive further home activities to carry out based on what we have been learning about at Nursery.

This Terms Home Learning Activities

Some good websites for parents to use are: 

 

 

Here are the 10 keys for unlocking school readiness :

 

  1. I can settle happily without my parent/carer
  2. I can tell friends and grown-ups what I need
  3. I can take turns and share when I am playing
  4. I can go to the toilet on my own and wash my hands
  5. I can put on my own coat and shoes and feed myself
  6. I can tell a grown up if I am happy, sad or cross
  7. I know that what I do and say can make others happy or unhappy
  8. I am curious and want to learn and play
  9. I can stop what I am doing, listen and follow simple instructions
  10. I enjoy sharing books with grown ups
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