Nursery

Welcome back to a new half term! We hope you all had a restful break and are ready for the new term.

At Foxfield Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for all in a cross-curricular way. This ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through the high expectations of everyone at Foxfield we aspire to achieve the highest quality outcomes.

During the first term of Spring, the learning in Nursery will be based around the global theme of ''Sustainable development”. The focus of the term is learning about growing, including how plants grow, the parts of plants and different vegetables that we could grow at home and at school. Over the course of the term, the children will be reading the book ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’. This text will introduce the children to a variety of vegetables that we may taste and possibly grow a seed.  The project outcome for the learning journey will be to make a healthy vegetable soup, using some of the vegetables in the text. The children will be helping to prepare the vegetables and watch how they change as they are cooked.

Our role play area is “Grandpa’s Garden’ which will enable the children to use their imaginations by using their new experiences of planting and growing vegetables. In addition, this will enable them to practise communication skills and the new vocabulary they have learnt as they take on the role of gardener in their play. 

In Maths, we will be learning to match amounts to numerals which will link with our core text by counting vegetables and seeds. We will recap our previous learning of 2D shapes and begin to investigate some 3D shapes by looking at their properties and where we can find them in our environment.

In Expressive Arts, the children will be encouraging you to create your own artwork by doing observational drawings of vegetables, using vegetables to print and dye material. Some of the children may choose to make papier-mâché versions of some of the vegetables in the book.

Thank you for remembering to change your library books weekly. The children have been enjoying choosing which book to take home and share with you, we know that this will help to develop their early reading skills.

Home learning will be saved on the school website and Tapestry in ‘documents’, please access through the website and not the app. Tapestry is a great way for you to share the learning that the children are doing at home and this will enable us to add comments and suggestions to extend their learning. Please contact us if you need any extra support with this.

You can contact us on class emails:

acorn@foxfield.greenwich.sch.uk   or   conker@foxfield.greenwich.sch.uk

Please find below a few websites that you may find useful to explore at home with your child to support their learning in the EYFS curriculum:

http://www.familylearning.org.uk/

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/topics/primary.shtml#early_years_foundation

http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/games/

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