Bellenden Nursery Topic Web: Spring 2018
Dear Zoo, Rumble in the Jungle, Animal Boogie, Handas Surprise, Tiger who came to tea, A crocodile under the bed
Physical development (PD)
- The children will be experimenting with different ways of moving like animals do. Slithering, stomping, jumping, creeping.
- We will continue to do action rhymes and games with rules
- The children will continue to have lots of fine motor activities to strengthen their fingers to get ready for writing/mark making such as threading, playdough and construction activities
Communication, Language and Literacy (CLL)
We have introduced a new scheme to develop this area. It is called Tales Toolkit and it develops many areas of learning and skills including language, literacy, social skills, creativity and confidence. It starts with the children talking about a character, they think about the setting for the story. The story will always have a problem and then there is a solution. The children lead this session by talking through ideas. They are also encouraged to draw and write about the story.
- Listening to a variety of books linked to the topic– looking at non-fiction and fiction texts
- Phonics/Writing The children will be introduced to the idea that each letter has a sound and the children will be encouraged to practise how to write it.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- We will be using small world play to encourage children to think and talk about the characteristics and needs of animals that live in the jungle
- We will also put a great emphasis on the children speaking about what they know. We expect their vocabulary to be influenced by what we have been learning through stories and information books at school.
- The children will be encouraged to take part in movement sessions based on jungle animals
- We will be looking closely at the patterns we see in the natural world and trying to recreate them building on skills and techniques associated with making and painting things children are doing, for example, show them how to stop the paint from dripping and how to use simple tools.
- The children will continue to learn new songs
-Alice the Camel has 5 humps
-I’ve been eaten by a Boa Constrictor
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- We will be re-establishing our class rules of being kind, turn taking and sharing
- We will take time to model and involve children in finding solutions to problems and conflicts that arise in play
- The children will continue to take part in number songs as a whole class.
- They will be supported in recognising and sequencing numbers. There will be lots of opportunities for children to use numbers in the learning environment.
- We will to use the jungle animals to create number problems
- We will also continue to look at and use the mathematical names for shapes in creative activities and in the environment.