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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.

 

   

STORY

SONG/

RHYME

SOUND

FOCUS OBJECTIVES

  1. Goldilocks and The Three Bears

When Goldilocks went…

Bb

Seeks comfort from familiar adults when needed. Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Managing Feelings and Behaviours, 22-36 months

  1. Walking Through the Jungle

Down in the Jungle

Jj

Moves freely and with pleasure and confidence in a range of ways, such as slithering, shuffling, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping, sliding and hopping.

Physical, Moving and Handling, 30-50 months

Experiments with different ways of moving.

Physical, Moving and Handling, 40-60 months

  1. Freddie visits the Dentists

Here we go around the Mulberry Bush

Dd

Can usually manage washing and drying and hands.

Physical, Health and Self-Care, 30-50 months

Shows some understanding that good practices with regard to exercise, eating, sleeping and hygiene can contribute to good health.

Physical, Health and Self-Care, 40-60 months

  1. The Magic Porridge Pot

Pease Pudding

Pp

Can tell adults when hungry or tired or when they want to rest or play.

Physical, Health and Self-Care, 30-50 months

Eats a healthy range of foodstuffs and understands need for variety in food.

Physical, Health and Self-Care, 40-60 months

  1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Tiny Caterpillar on a leaf

Cc

Draws lines and circles using gross motor movements.

Physical, Moving and Handling, 30-50 months

Begins to use anticlockwise movement and retrace vertical lines.

Physical, Moving and Handling, 40-60 months

  1. The Tale of Georgie Grub

Wash your Hands

Ww

Can usually manage washing and drying and hands.

Physical, Health and Self-Care, 30-50 months

Shows some understanding that good practices with regard to exercise, eating, sleeping and hygiene can contribute to good health.

Physical, Health and Self-Care, 40-60 months

  1. Pirates Love Underpants

Row row row your boat

Uu

Uses one-handed tools and equipment, e.g. makes snips in paper with child scissors.

Physical, Moving and Handling, 30-50 months

Shows increasing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking it.

Uses simple tools to effect changes to materials.

Physical, Moving and Handling, 40-60 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.

 

 

Some of our favourite songs

This Fortnight's Home Learning Activities

HOME LEARNING - Spring 2021

 

 

Amy C will be emailing you a link to join us via Microsoft Teams for a story on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10 am. This will include a story linked to what we are reading in Nursery, a simple activity for you to complete as we are on the call and then we will sing the focus song and some of our favourite songs. 

 

Above you will also find a Home Leaning pack with activities and learning ideas for you to complete at home. Please get in touch with us if you are unable to print this at home and need to collect a pack from Nursery. 

 

 

 

In light of the Coronavirus, we have also prepared a booklet with simple activities which you can do at home. If you are unable to print these, and would like a copy, please contact the Nursery. Thank You

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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