Week beginning 4.4.22

Date: 5th Apr 2022 @ 1:36pm

                                                                                                                 Focus text- Dear Zoo

 

Communication and Language

We will be continuing our work on prepositions putting a toy in front, behind on top etc. During our small group session. Talking and listening to each other carefully. Learning zoo animal names

Focus and concentrate, retain information- recap at the end of each focus group activity- what have we learnt today and previously. 

Personal and Social Education

Begin to help to find solutions to conflicts and rivalries. For example, accepting that not everyone can be Spider-Man in the game, and suggesting other ideas. ▪ With support begin to talk with others to resolve conflicts Express our feelings and interests

 Executive function -encouraging the children to really focus their attention, think flexibly and beginning to retain information in their mind- about farm animals , zoo animals and maths activities that we are doing over the week.

We will be encouraged to express our feelings and interests

We are learning how to care for others and living things- talking about how to look after plants and the chicks. 

Physical Development

Gross motor development- negotiating space both inside and outside. Using the steps and climbing wall using alternate feet. Using the parachute in the hall, take part in team games and following directions.

Fine Motor- encouraging the children to mark make and start to write letters from the name. Draw and paint pictures using a variety of mark making media.

Encouraging the children to take off and put on their own coats on.

Literacy- Focus Book “Dear Zoo” by Rod Campbell

Start to develop the 5 key concepts of print

Print has meaning

We read English from left to right, from top to bottom.

Name the different parts of the book. –Focus on title, book cover front & back

revisit/recap every day.

Monday – Talking about what animals we would like to get from the Zoo- we will also mark make and draw pictures of our favourite animals

 

 Mathematics

We are going to be sort and match objects accordingly e.g. size / shape

Tall, taller, tallest, short, shorter, shortest, big, bigger, biggest, long, longer, longest,

Begins to recite numbers to 5 in the correct order. Using one-one principle, stable –order principle, and the cardinal principle

Understand position through words alone- the teddy is on the chair, under the table with no pointing

 

Understanding of the world

 

Natural World

Talk about what they see, continuing to use a wider vocabulary – buds on trees

Seeing how the chicks have changed- so we will be watching very carefully over the week to see if we see them hatch!

Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment- flowers in Nursery

Natural World- what farm animals do for us and how they are cared for.

 Talk about what they see, continuing to use a wider vocabulary – buds on trees

Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment- flowers in Nursery

 

Expressive Arts and Design

We are going to be potatoe printing, using shapes, to make egg patterns

Begin to remember and sing entire songs. Charanga, nursery rhymes

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