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Week Beginning 25 May 2015

Thank you for all your support with our EYFS Nepal Earthquake Charity Bake Sale. It was very successful and the children have gained a better understanding of how to help people in need.

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  • The final clothes collection for River of Hearts will begin in the week commencing 1st June.  Please feel free to go through wardrobes and clean out closets, donating any unwanted items to be sent to various parts of China to support those in need.                       

Learning Theme – A Pirate's Life for Me

The children have demonstrated such passion learning about Under the Sea life so this week we have decided to follow the children's interest and extend their learning by introducing the theme of Pirates. We will discuss with the children: What is a pirate? Why did a person choose to become a pirate? What was a pirate's life like? We will turn our outdoor playground into a treasure island. By following a map our little pirates will follow their captain to go on a treasure hunt while chanting and singing our pirate songs.

Key Vocabulary:  pirate, pirate life, map, treasure, hunt, island, captain, ship, positional language, up, down, by the side, behind, above

Expressive Arts and Design - Being imaginative

The Pirate theme wouldn't be fun without some role play. With the help of the children we are going to transform our Under the Sea area into a Pirate Ship dock. The children will be provided with a selection of materials and they will be encouraged to make maps, pirate hats, eye patches, spyglasses, hooks and pirate flags to support their role play.

Key Vocabulary: pirate ship, hat, flag, eye patches, spyglasses, hooks,

Mathematics

The week will also be packed with fun Mathematical activities. We will consolidate our knowledge of positional language while we go on our treasure hunt.We will create our own prirate ships by using different shapes. We will also learn and act out the 5 Little Pirates to improve our number recognition. So look out for some passionate singing at home. Here are the lyrics:

‘Five Little Pirates’ - variation of ‘Five Little Monkeys’

Five little pirates jumping on the ship

One fell off and took a dip!

The captain yelled, “Ahoy, let no more slip!

No more pirates jumping on my ship!”

(Continue counting down 4, 3 etc.)

Key Vocabulary: under, in front of, behind, triangle, square, oval, rectangle, circle

Mandarin

We are going to review our numbers and shapes this week. We are going to learn about pirates and we go on an exciting treasure hunt. Children will make a telescope and a pirate hat.

Key words:  pirate (hai dao), telescope (wang yuan jing),  map (di tu), treasure (bao zang)

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

The Nursery Team