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William Shrewsbury Primary School
William Shrewsbury
Primary School
Learning and Growing Together

Spring Term-Winter Focus

This half term we are thinking about Winter.

In Nursery we will be:

-Exploring cold colours eg, blue, grey, silver and white.

-Learning new words eg, shiver, icy, chilly and frosty.

-Sharing fiction and non-fiction Winter books.

-Using various techniques and materials to create winter pictures. eg, printing, sticking, cutting and mark making.

-Finding out about the weather, what we need to wear, animals that live in cold climates, animals that hibernate and activities to enjoy in the snow.

-Playing small group turn taking games.

-Thinking about our feelings and emotions, helping us to feel 'Green' so that we are calm, happy and ready to listen, learn and share with our friends.  (Zones of Regulation) 

Letters and Sounds Phase One Phonics

Each week we are thinking about a different aspect and enjoying a small group activity:

Aspect 1 - Environmental Sounds

Aspect 2 - Instrumental Sounds

Aspect 3 - Body Percussion

Aspect 4 - Rhythm and Rhyme 

Aspect 5 - Alliteration

Aspect 6 - Voice sounds

Aspect 7 - Oral blending and segmenting

We will also be learning a song of the week which focuses on one of the aspects. 


Each week we will be learning about different concepts and enjoying a small group activity:

-Using and understanding positional language eg. in, on, under, in front, behind, next to, in the middle.

-Sorting and naming 2D shapes ie. triangle, square, rectangle and circle.

-Counting objects and recognising numerals 1,2,3,4 and 5.

-Finding the odd one out of group of shapes. Discuss which are the same and which is different and why.