Autumn 2017 Second Half-Term

Area of interest – ‘Lets Celebrate Winter Coming’

image002Communication, Language and Literacy
Listening, talking, asking questions, finding out about the children’s experiences of Halloween, Bonfire night, Diwali, Christmas.
Going on Winter walks and talking about changes outside.
Reading stories that make links with our play – Meg and Mog, Rama and Sita, The Stick man, Dear Santa. Listening to rhymes and poems about our fireworks, Winter.
Talk for writing – Dear Santa.
Role –play in home corner / Santa’s workshop.

Using numbers and number language in our play, counting out lizards and frogs in our magic spells.
Recites numbers to 10 in our songs and play.
Count out objects 1 to 1, when matching buttons on our snow men.
Recognising and talking about shapes and patterns in the environment – fireworks, wrapping paper.
Using positional language in our play, when making ramps, bridges.
Recognising some numerals, when counting out presents for Santa.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Working together, making up play with our friends.
Taking turns and sharing resources with others from our continuous provision.
Playing together in a group, talking to each other and sharing ideas.
Operating independently around nursery and making choices.

Understanding the World
Talking about our own experiences we enjoy – watching the fireworks.
Making hot chocolate together and sharing outside on a cold day.
Looking at different ways of life and celebrations.
Going on a Winter walk, talking about what they see, hear and smell around our environment.
Gardening – planting vegetables potatoes, peas, cabbages, onions in our veg plot. Developing an understanding of growth and how we can look after the vegetables we have planted.

Expressive Arts and Design
Dressing up as spooky characters and making spooky spells.
Making firework pictures, models, using different medias.
Performing firework, snow dances and music using instruments.
Role-play home corner and Santa’s workshop.
Making Christmas cards and calendars for our families.

Physical Development
Developing gross motor skills through Jungle journey. Moving our bodies in different ways, running, jumping, balancing.
Becoming independent at taking our shoes and socks on and off.
Putting our coats on independently, wrapping up warm for winter.
Using tools to make diva lights, Calendars.
Writing name in Christmas cards, on letters to Santa.
Climbing, balancing, running, chasing in our outdoor area, making up our own games.
Using mark making tools to draw circles and lines.
Climbing, balancing, running, chasing in our outdoor area.

Listening to stories, joining in with repeating parts in Meg and Mog, Stick Man, Dear Zoo.
Looking at books, holding carefully and turning pages.
Writing  and drawing spooky spells, saying what our marks mean.
Listen for sounds around us and distinguish different sounds they can hear.
Recognise our name cards. Have a go at writing over, copying or independently writing their name.


Links to details from previous term’s topics


Spring Term 4 – ‘Its A Bugs Life’

Spring Term 3 – ‘Once Upon A Time’

Autumn Term 2 – ‘Wonderful Winter’

Autumn Term 1 – ‘Marvellous Me’



Summer Term 6- Amazing Animals

Summer Term 5 – ‘People Who Help Us’

Spring Term 4 – ‘Through the Door’