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Week Beginning 15 June 2015

End of Year Party - Fun Fair: The Fun Fair will be this Friday 19 June. Thank you to all the parents for your support.

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  • Many children will be leaving before school breaks up. Please notify staff if you intend on leaving early.

Learning Theme of the week

This week we will be exploring minibeasts. We will be making non fiction books about minibeasts, encouraging children to learn more about insects and how they differ from each other. What is a minibeast? What is an insect? How many legs do they have? Why are they so small compared to animals with bones? They will have the opportunity to draw or paint creatures and research facts about minibeasts.

Key Vocabulary: non fiction book, information, minibeast, ladybird, insect, spider, caterpillar, butterfly, dragonfly, beetle, grasshopper.

Some of the main learning intentions taught and explored  this week will be:

Communication, Language and Literacy

Children will learn about what a non fiction book is. We will be using these to find out facts about minibeasts. We will also be creating our own minibeast books and attempting to write about what we have learned. We will be reading some fictional books.

Key Vocabulary: non fiction books, information, illustration, writing, text.

Mathematics

We will be continuing to explore shapes, making arrangements with 2D and 3D shapes and talk about the names and properties of different shapes.
We will observe how many legs insects have compared to arachnids (such as spiders and scorpions), to reinforce counting and numeral recognition skills. How many spots does a ladybird have?

Key Vocabulary: 2D shape, 3D shape, side, corner, How many

Expressive Arts and Design

We will be drawing and painting pictures of minibeasts both inside and outside using a range of materials.
Children will have the opportunity to create their own minibeast and hats from recycled materials.

Key Vocabulary: colour, shape, paint, draw, fix, attach, build, construct

Understanding the World

We will be going on a scavenger hunt to find minibeasts that have the same features as the pictures. We will be asking and answering questions about what they have observed.

Key Vocabulary: colour, shape, paint, draw, fix, attach, build, construct

Physical Development

Insects and other minibeasts move in a variety of ways. How can you move like a butterfly or a bumble bee?

Key Vocabulary: crawl, flap your wings, run, skip, leap etc

Phonics

We will be playing phonics games to reinforce understanding of rhyme and alliteration. We will also be listening to the initial sounds in words, and for children that are ready, we will look at the letter shapes and corresponding letter sounds. (s,a,t,p,i,n)

Mandarin 

We are going to  talk about  insects. We will do some activities related to the theme.

Key words: butterfly(hu die) 蝴蝶                   dragonfly(qing ting) 蜻蜓 

ladybird (piao chong ) 瓢虫                               bee(mi feng) 蜜蜂    

fly(cang ying) 苍蝇                                                spide(zhi zhu) 蜘蛛   

1. crafts: make a ladybird

2. song : A litter bee小蜜蜂 (xiao mi feng)

3. story: hungry caterpillow饥饿的毛毛虫(ji er de mao mao chong)  

Dutch

Deze week hebben de kinderen de LOVS Cito-toets ‘Taal voor peuters’ gemaakt. Hiermee kunnen we de voortgang meten op het gebied van actieve en passieve woordenschat, definitievaardigheid en kritisch luisteren. Daarnaast hebben zijn we gestart met het thema kamperen.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

 

Many thanks again.

The Nursery Team