Week commencing 16th September 2019

  • This week we will read the Elmer story and talk about how everyone is different and look at our different features (PSE, CL)
  • We will use puppets with the story (L)
  • The children can play hopscotch throwing the beanbags and counting the numerals (PD, M)
  • We will play a traffic light game following the correct movements to correspond with the colour lights (PD)
  • The children can use the new microphones to record themselves singing (UW)
  • We will mix colours using bags and paint to notice the changes (EAD)

Welcome to the Autumn Term

Week commencing 9th September 2019:

Welcome back, we hope everyone had a lovely Summer!

  • This week we are settling the children and we will be encouraging them to talk about people who are important to them using their colour challenge (personal, social and emotional).
  • We will be playing lots of listening games, inside and out (communication & Language, Physical development).
  • Encouraging the children to look at books and enjoy stories (literacy).
  • We will sort objects by colour and practice more/less (mathematics)
  • In the craft area the children will make open ended pictures using lots of colours or their favourites (expressive arts).

Please remember invoices are due by Friday 13th September 2019.


Noah’s ark/Water/Animals

Week commencing 17th June 2019:

  • Read ‘Noah’s Ark’ and ‘Dear Zoo’ (L)
  • Paint rainbow pictures outside (EAD)
  • Mix paint to make new colours (EAD)
  • Write letters/draw pictures to the Zoo (L, EAD)
  • Make butter using cream (UTW, PD)
  • Noah’s ark tuff spot (UTW)
  • What effect does different movements have on our bodies (PD)
  • Sing new animal/graduation songs (EAD, L)
  • Make boats. Will they float or sink? (UTW, PD)
  • Draw animals on computer paint program (UTW)
  • Make animals from dough/sand (EAD,PD)

Water and animals

Week commencing 10th June 2019:

  • Read stories about animals: Noah’s Ark, Owl Babies, Mrs Wishy Washy’s Farm (L)
  • Listen to animal sound Lotto (CL)
  • Farm themed role play (EAD)
  • Make homes for animals using mixed media (EAD, PD)
  • Use drawing program on the computer to make animals (UTW)
  • Look at videos of eggs hatching. What comes from an egg? (UTW)
  • Make animal masks (EAD, PD)
  • Make hoof prints using mud and potato print (EAD)
  • Sing animal songs (EAD, CL)
  • What do animals give us? (UTW)
  • Write using feathers (L, CL)

Water and Farm

Week commencing 3rd June 2019

  • Make farm pictures using tap-a-shape (PD)
  • Read ‘Rosies Walk’, ‘Owl Babies’, ‘Little Red Hen’, Noah’s Ark’, ‘Where oh where is Rosies’s chick?’ (L)
  • Farm role play area (EAD)
  • Link adults with baby animals (UTW)
  • What comes out of eggs (UTW)
  • Animal games (M)
  • How many animals can float on the boat? (UTW)
  • Paint rainbow pictures outside (EAD)
  • Songs in the water (EAD)

Water play

Revamped digging area

Shape Picture

In our farm role playing area, the animals have got in a bit of a muddle, some of our zoo animals have been mixed up with our farm animals, the adult asks the children if they can help the farmer sort the animals into the correct groups.



Mini Beasts

Week commencing 20th May 2019:

  • Make Fingerprint bugs (EAD, M)
  • Read ‘The very lazy ladybird’ and ‘The very greedy Bee” (L)
  • Sort bugs into categories, legs/no legs (M)
  • Print honeycomb and make a bee (EAD)
  • Take photos of mini beasts that we find (UTW)
  • Explore the code-a-pillar (UTW)
  • Plant some nectar rich plants (UTW)
  • Silly soup with rhyming spiders (L)
  • Play stuck in the mud (P)
  • Move like different bugs (P)

Moving like a bug

Threading to make a caterpillar

Chalking insects

Mini Beasts

Week commencing 13th May 2019:

  • Stories this week: ‘The bad tempered ladybird’, ‘Superworm’, ‘The Snail and the Whale’, ‘The lazy ladybird’, ‘Twist and hop’ (L)
  • Look at non fiction books and information on the internet about mini beasts (UTW, L)
  • Clap out syllables for insect names (L)
  • Make a garden tuff spot (UTW)
  • Make trails of bugs in the sand (L)
  • Match the initial sounds in words (L)
  • Fill the pollen tray with nectar using pipettes (PD)
  • Explore our bug hotel (UTW)
  • Collect bugs using tweezers (PD)
  • Build a water wall using drain pipes (PD)

Bug Hotel

Our beans are growing

Look how our Caterpillars have grown

Our new Bug Hotel

Creating leaves for next weeks bug den

The children had to count how many mini beasts were in each section, and then write the number in the box.

We’re going on a bug hunt

This week the children have be learning about mini beasts and noticing the different features, how many legs they have, do they have wing, what colours are etc. The children then used this knowledge to recreate bugs in using different media and materials. The had bowls or egg boxes to start their bugs but were able to choose how and what they would like for their creation.