Term 2 Curriculum Letter

Term 2 Curriculum Letter

Term 2 Curriculum Letter

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to term 2! We hope you have had a lovely half term break.

This term, our curricular goal is for all children to: “Learn a Nursery Rhyme”

The children will be exploring 3 nursery rhymes including ‘Little Miss Muffet’, ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ and ‘Miss Polly had a Dolly’. We will be learning about the stories behind each nursery rhyme, e.g. Making curds and whey, exploring guttering and pipes, helping dolly to feel better. We will be unpicking and learning new and unfamiliar vocabulary from within these nursery rhymes.

During this term we will be celebrating ‘World Nursery Rhyme Week’ (14th-18th November 2022). They explain the importance of sharing, learning and listening to nursery rhymes. For more information please explore the World Nursery Rhyme Week website. https://www.worldnurseryrhymeweek.com

Nursery rhymes play an important role in early childhood development and education. As well as being fun they are excellent teaching tools:

  • Nursery rhymes and children’s songs boost vocabulary and language development
  • They help children to develop literacy skills
  • They provide a fun way to support early numeracy skills
  • Nursery rhymes help children to develop social, physical and emotional skills.’

As well as learning about nursery rhymes, we will be reading and exploring our core book ‘Lima’s Red Hot Chilli’, continuing to develop our subitising skills by noticing groups of number around us and begin to focus on celebrating our differences. We will be continuing to develop our gross motor skills i.e. strengthening our shoulder pivots and taking part in ‘write dance’ to get ready for mark making and writing.

We would like to invite you to join us for a spider making workshop with your child on Wednesday 16th November. The plan will be for the morning and 30-hour children to join in with the workshop at 8.45am and the afternoon children to join at 3pm. The workshop will take place in the Nursery Garden.

Our teachers and practitioners will be on hand to show you what to do but we will also need you to be responsible for your child during the workshop. There will be a selection of recycled resources and creative materials provided so that you can make a spider with your child! We are really looking forward to seeing your fantastic creations! You will be able to take your spider home and use it with your child to recite the Nursery Rhymes we are learning.

For more information about our curriculum this term, please look at our term 2 curriculum overview which will be sent out via parent hub and is available on the website.

If you are not receiving emails via parent hub, please contact the admin team in the office.

Best wishes,

Nicky Brinkworth
Blue Room Class Teacher
Assistant Head Teacher