Autumn Term

In the first term in Nursery we are learning to make friends, follow routines, use equipment in the Nursery and on the playground. We encourage the children to try new activities and practice new skills. These activities include negotiating space safely and successfully by using and improving their gross motor skills whether this is on a bike, in a car, walking, running or climbing; using tools to manipulate malleable materials, pour water and sand; constructing; using and improving fine motor skills by drawing, writing, cutting and painting; using number knowledge in the maths area and using shape, space and measures in a number of activities set out such as jigsaw puzzles; exploring books, listening and making sounds and learning songs and rhymes.

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We will be holding colour days throughout the first term. Children can come dressed in the colour of the day and bring something of that colour to play with. We will be holding activities around the colour including painting, printing, colouring, food tasting, colour hunt, colour sorting and encouraging speaking in sentences to describe an object of the chosen colour. Dates:

Thursday 6th Oct: red day

Thursday 13th Oct: yellow day

Thursday 20th Oct: blue day

Thursday 3rd Nov: multi coloured day

Thursday 10th Nov: orange day

Thursday 17th Nov: purple day

Thursday 24th November: pink day

Thursday 1st December: black and white day

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The first topic for the first half term is ‘Marvellous Me.’ The children will explore their body parts and think about feelings. They will also look at families, looking at similarities and differences.

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After the October half term the topic is ‘People Who Help Us’. Children will be learning about all the different people who help us outside of our families as well as still thinking about themselves, their bodies, feelings and families. They will have the opportunity to play in a Doctors role play Area in the classroom and act as teacher as well as role play many other professions such as Police and Firefighters outside of the classroom.