Topic Overview Autumn 2 Newsletter Term: Autumn 2
Topic: Winter Woollies

As we begin our 'Winter Woollies' topic we will discuss the seasons and investigate which items of clothing we wear during different seasons. The main focus will be based around Winter and our role play area has been magically transformed into a winter cottage. As part of our maths activities we will be looking at counting, number recognition naming simple shapes and beginning to represent numbers. Our Literacy focus will explore a variety of Winter and Christmas stories such as Elmer in the snow, The Emperor's Egg, Santa comes to Stoke on Trent and many more.

We will extend our learning and mark making through writing letters to Santa, making a list of presents, writing our names and beginning to use some clearly identifiable letters. Our phase 1 phonics will introduce rhyme and alliteration and we will continue to learn our Phase 2 letter sounds.

Topic Overview Autumn 1 Newsletter Term: Autumn 1
Topic: All About Me

Our topic during this half term will initially focus on ensuring that all children become settled, confident and aware of the routines and expectations within the nursery setting. As we focus more on our topic we will be talking about ourselves and our families and getting to know our peers. We will be learning about the different parts of the body and discussing our features and what makes us different and unique. Our main story focus will be 'Elmer the Elephant' and we will explore how Elmer was different to his friends. We will be getting messy as we paint self portraits and pictures of Elmer. We will also learn lots of new songs as we begin our phase 1 phonics sessions.

Our role play area has been transformed into a lovely home corner where we can role play all the jobs that our mummy's and daddy's do around the home and there are also opportunities for us to mark make as we draw pictures and write shopping lists.

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