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

Summer Term- Spring and Life Cycle Focus

This half term we are thinking about Spring and Life Cycles.

In Nursery we will be:

-Singing and listening to our favourite songs and learning some new ones.

-Learning new words eg. petal, stem, frog spawn, cocoon.

-Sharing fiction and non-fiction books to include learning about parts of a plant and what they need to grow, the life cycles of the caterpillar and frog.

-Using various techniques and materials to create pictures and models eg. potato printing, hand printing, observational painting, sticking, cutting, folding, joining and mark making.

-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:

-Creating a repeating 2 colour pattern.

-Learning to recognise the pattern of spots on a die.

-Learning to name 3D shapes.

-Ordering numerals 1,2,3,4 and 5.

-Reciting numbers in order backwards.