Nursery 2019 - 2020

Ms Shenton


Summer Term 2020

What an unusual Summer Term we are going to be having this year.

This term while school is closed, we will continue to update the Home Learning page of the school website each with new fun learning challenges and ideas, so that your children can continue to progress as best they can under the circumstances. Our topic this half term is ‘What can you hear Down on the Farm?’ Weekly learning challenges and ideas will link to this topic and reflect as closely as possible what your children would be learning in Nursery. The books we are suggesting working from are ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson and ‘Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type’ by Doreen Cronin.

Here are the statements from Development Matters to give you some guidance on our curriculum this half term:

RE: Through religious Education this half term your child can learn to: • Show care for one another.• Hear the story of Easter.• Come to know that Sunday is usually a special day for the Church family to come together to celebrate. • Experience praying with others as a celebration.

Physical Development: As part of their development of fine motor skills, gross motor skills and development of health your child can learn to: • Use onehanded tools and equipment, e.g. makes snips in paper with child scissors. Hold a pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and uses it with good control.    • Copy some letters, e.g. letters from their name. • Run skilfully and negotiates space successfully, adjusting speed or direction to avoid obstacles.        • Stand momentarily on one foot when shown. • Catch a large ball • Observe the effects of activity on their bodies.      • Walk downstairs, two feet to each step while carrying a small object. • Usually manage washing and drying hands.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development: As part of your child’s personal development your child can learn to:    • Play with grown-ups and family members, extending and elaborating play ideas, e.g. building up a roleplay activity with other children. • Keep play going by responding to what others are saying or doing. • Be aware of own feelings and knows that some actions and words can hurt others’ feelings. • Usually tolerate delay when needs are not immediately met and understands wishes may not always be met. • Usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine. • Welcome and values praise for what they have done.

Literacy, Communication and Language: In Literacy when reading, writing, talking and developing are understanding your child can learn to: • Enjoy rhyming and rhythmic activities. • Show awareness of rhyme and alliteration.         • Recognise rhythm in spoken words. • Suggests how the story might end • Describe main story settings, events and principal characters. • Shows interest in print in the environment. • Recognise familiar words and signs such as own name and advertising logos. • Know information can be relayed in the form of print. • Ascribe meanings to marks that they see in different places. • Begin to hear & say the initial sound in words. • Give meaning to marks they make as they draw, write & paint • Continue a rhyming string. • Hear & say the initial sound in word • Can(orally) segment sounds in simple words & blend them together. • (Begin) to link sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet. • Enjoy an increasing range of books. • Join in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories. • Listen to stories with increasing attention and recall. • Show understanding of prepositions such as ‘under’, ‘on top’, ‘behind’ by carrying out an action or selecting correct picture. • Begin to use more complex sentences to link thoughts (e.g. using and, because). • Uses a range of tenses (e.g. play, playing, will play, played).• Begin to understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions. • Uses intonation, rhythm and phrasing to make the meaning clear to others. • Uses talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next, recall and relive past experiences. • Questions why things happen and gives explanations. Asks e.g. who, what, when, how.       • Build up vocabulary that reflects the breadth of their experiences.

Phonics: Children should continue to ‘Tune into Sounds’ by Listening for the initial sounds in words e.g. names of characters in stories, objects in the home, names of family members, names of objects the see in the local environment. If you child is confident with this, they could practise matching a picture or object with its initial sound and segmenting and blending CVC words using their voice and robot arms for example c/a/t  d/o/g

Mathematics: In Maths your child can be learn to: • Match numeral and quantity correctly. • Compare two groups of objects, saying when they have the same number. • Show an interest in number problems. • Show an interest in numerals in the environment. • Shows an interest in representing numbers. • Recognise some numerals of personal significance. • Shows interest in shapes in the environment.  • Recognises numerals 1 to 5 then 10 • Count out up to six objects from a larger group. • Select the correct numeral to represent 1 to 5, then 1 to 10 objects y for tasks. • Beginning to use mathematical names for ‘flat’ 2D shapes, & mathematical terms to describe shapes. • Select a named shape. • Can describe their relative position such as ‘behind’ or ‘next to’. • Order two or three items by length or height. • Order & sequence familiar events.

Understanding the World: When learning about the World your child can learn to: • Recognise and describe special times or events for family or friends. • Show interest in different occupations and ways of life. • Comment and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world. • Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects.  • Talk about why things happen and how things work. • Know that information can be retrieved from computers. • Shows skill in making toys work by pressing parts or lifting flaps to achieve effects such as sound, movements or new images.

Expressive Arts and Design: When being creative your child can learn to: Expressive Arts and Design • Explore and learns how sounds can be changed. • Explore colour and how colours can be changed. • Develop preferences for forms of expression. • Use movement to express feelings. • Understand that they can use lines to enclose a space, and then begin to use these shapes to represent objects. • Build stories around toys, e.g. farm animals needing rescue from an armchair ‘cliff’. • Uses available resources to create props to support roleplay.  • Captures experiences and responses with a range of media, such as music, dance and paint and other materials or words. 

Home Learning: New Home Learning Challenges and Ideas will be uploaded to the school website by 8am every Monday morning while we are not in Nursery. There will be challenges on Purple Mash and Espresso, as well as reading and practical challenges. Please email any learning you wish to share to it is lovely to have that contact and see that the children are safe, well and learning happily 😊

Learning Journeys: Most of the learning your child does in Nursery will go into their individual Learning Journey, along with photographs and observations. Any home learning or significant achievements can be recorded and emailed to school. Your child’s Home Learning can still form part of their EYFS profile and be placed in their Learning Journey.

If you have any worries or concerns, please speak don’t hesitate to contact school by email or telephone.

Take Care and Stay Safe and Happy

Ms Shenton and Mrs Farrell










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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Miss M Flynn (Headteacher)
St Paul's Catholic Primary School
Turner Lane
SK14 4AG, United Kingdom

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