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Spring Term 2 - February to March 2024

Welcome back! We hope that you had a relaxing half term break and we are looking forward to spending this half term preparing for Easter and hopefully welcoming warmer weather and brighter days ahead. We hope to be planting seeds and tidying up our garden area along with arranging a 'Stay and Play' for the children to share what they have learned with their families, before we finish this term for the Easter holidays. Please watch the website for updates each week.

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo will be our main story for this half term. Once again the children will engage in activities related to this tale. The activities will include finding out about Zoo and Wild animals and we will talk about why the puppy was a perfect pet. We will be able to talk about the different kinds of animals in a Zoo and where they live in the wild. These activities will also support the children's Understanding of the World. We might even organise a visit to Nursery for our parents to see what we have learned this term about these animals! Watch this space! 

We will continue to count with the children and also start to talk about and explore 2D and 3D shapes (for example, circles, rectangles, triangles and cuboids) using informal and mathematical language: ‘sides’, ‘corners’; ‘straight’, ‘flat’, ‘round’ etc. We hope to also start making comparisons between objects relating to size, length, weight and capacity, relating it to our Dear Zoo book and looking at each other and making comparisons. 

Maths

Lake In Early Springtime Woodland, A Peaceful Scene Of A Forest Lake In  Northumberland Stock Photo, Picture And Royalty Free Image. Image 99361000.

Topic - Springtime/ Animals

We will explore our outdoor environment and watch how the weather changes and what happens to nature as Spring approaches. We will find ways of comparing and contrasting these changes and try some planting and gardening. We will also look at different wild animals (linked to Dear Zoo) hopefully to also compare and contrast their differences in terms of size etc (linked to our maths).   

RE - Lent and Holy Week

It is a busy half term for us in Nursery! We will be talking about what our families are like and what makes the people in them special, learning about how we can say sorry and how we can prepare for the most important event in our church's calendar, Easter!  

Week 1 -

We had a wonderful first week back after the half term break. The children are settling back into their routines and resuming their friendships. It is amazing to see how some children have changed in just a week! We visited the Reception class this week and made a 'Rainbow and Clouds' piece of artwork to reflect our value of 'Hope' that it one of our values for this term. All the children were amazing and had great fun exploring the Reception classroom when they were not painting! Thank you Reception for making us feel so welcome.

Week 2

We have had another busy week in Nursery talking about the season of Spring and looking for Signs of Spring around us. On Wednesday we were able to take the children for a walk to the local park. The children were very excited to be out of Nursery and had lots of fun climbing, swinging and sliding. Thank you to all the volunteers who accompanied us. We would not be able to do it without you.