This terms enquiry is an Art and Design (Expressive Arts and Design) theme. Throughout our enquiry sessions this term we are going to be answering the question, "Can all colours be found in nature?” Each week will we be building up our knowledge to answer our main question.
This term we will be looking at:
Week 1 – We will be learning about the colours, red, yellow and blue. We will sort objects into these colours and also colour mix.
Week 2 – In Literacy we will be discussing the story: The Dot and creating our own piece of art work.
Week 3 – We will be learning about the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and how she likes to paint with dots.
Week 4 – In Science we will be discussing living creatures and going on a Nature Walk.
Week 5 – We will be discussing the lifecycle of a butterfly.
Week 6 – We are re-telling the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.
Week 7 – We will be learning all about seeds and how they grow. We will plant bean seeds.
Week 8 – We will know how to care and look after plants.
Week 9 – We are going to discuss healthy and unhealthy foods and how it is important to eat healthy.
Week 10 – In DT we are going to make our own fruit rainbow.
Week 11 – In RE we will be looking at stories that are special to us and will be learning the Creation Story.
Week 12 – We are going to show you are art work in a showcase.
We will also be taking part in our weekly enrichment activities alongside Reception and will be visiting Sutton Library again to develop our love of books.
Summer Sticky Knowledge
Every Wednesday we have an enrichment day with Reception. Throughout the children's time within EYFS we aim to provide them with as many enrichment opportunities as possible. We hold weekly activities such as cooking, arts and crafts, outdoor learning and library visits. Throughout the year we hope to add much more to our curriculum, ensuring children get a breadth of experiences. These enrichment opportunities may change and are dependent upon the children's interests.
Summer Enrichment Timetable
During this term we will using lots of good quality texts to help us with our Literacy lessons.
We will be using 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' to help us sequence a story and re-tell a story.
We will be discussing the artist Yayoi Kusama and reading books about her life and "The Dot".
In Science we will be planting beans and therefore the non-fiction text, the lifecycle of a bean will help us understand what happens to plants.
Children in Nursery will be recognising and naming digits (1-5) and applying the cardinal principle to groups of objects to 5. They will have an awareness of mathematical symbols and solve real-life maths problems with numbers up to 5.
Children in Nursery will accurately count items to 5 with one-to-one correspondence and verbally count to 10 aloud, with not all teen numbers in sequence. They will copy and continue a pattern e.g. ABAB and know that groups can be created both equally and unequally, recognising and identifying this with increased reasoning.
Shape, Space and Measure:
Children in Nursey will discuss the features of a familiar route and represent these using detailed marks. They will identify 2D shapes circle, square, rectangle and triangle and start seeing shapes within shapes e.g the triangle and square in a house. Children will be able to discuss events with an adult using the terminology today, yesterday and tomorrow and are able to begin comparing elements of measure.
Children will study each of these topics through group led sessions as well as within their play, discovering and having hands on experiences within the provision.
This term we will learn some new sounds / codes. We will look at letter formation, writing and reading words with the following sounds:
Summer Curriculum Map - Nursery