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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. Where’s My Teddy?

Teddy Bears Picnic

Tt

Notices detailed features of objects in their environment.

Understanding the World, The World, 22-36 months

Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

Understanding the World, The World, 30-50 months

Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

Understanding the World, The World, 40-60 months

  1. Maisy’s Bus

Wheels on the Bus

Mm

Operates mechanical toys, e.g. turns the knob on a wind-up toy or pulls back on a friction car. Understanding the World, Technology, 22-36 months

Shows an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects such as cameras or mobile phones.

Understanding the World, Technology, 30-50 months

  1. My Chinese New Year

Happy Kung Hei Fat Choy

Ch

Learns that they have similarities and differences that connect them to, and distinguish them from, others.

Understanding the World, People and Communities, 22-36 months

Shows interest in different occupations and ways of life.

Understanding the World, People and Communities, 30-50 months

  1. Little Red Hen

5 Loaves of Bread

Rr

Shows care and concern for living things and the environment.

Understanding the World, The World, 30-50 months

Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

Understanding the World, The World, 40-60 months

  1. Titch

5 Little Peas

Gg

Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time.

Understanding the World, The World, 30-50 months

Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

Understanding the World, The World, 40-60 months

  1. Spot’s First Easter

Chick, Chick, Chicken

Ee

Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends.

Understanding the World, People and Communities, 30-50 months

Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines.

Understanding the World, People and Communities, 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.

 

 

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

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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