Summer Term 1

Grow, Grow, Grow!

This term the children in Nursery will be learning all about how humans and plants grow.

We will be looking at our key texts ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ to support our learning.

As Writers, we are starting Phase 2 phonics, meaning that we are going to think about what letters look like and start practising their sounds. We will hopefully start writing cursive letters!

As Readers, we will learn the whole story of ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ and learn new words and phrases from the text. We will also use our new skills from phonics to start reading small words by blending the sounds we can recognise.

As Mathematicians, we will begin measuring using non-standard measurement; this can include measuring time, weight, length and height. We will think about the language of time by looking at our daily routines; we will also measure the changes we see in the plants we are growing.

As Scientists, we will have some caterpillars coming to stay in our classroom! We will see what happens when we take care of them. We will use this to learn about life cycles and change over time.

As Gardeners, we will grow a variety of plants such as beans, potatoes and flowers. We will use our science skills to think about how plants grow and what ingredients they need.

As Philosophers, we will think about our families and how we’ve grown from a baby into a child. We will start to imagine the future and what we might be when we grow up even more!

As Artists and Designers we will role-play in our new gardening centre! We will pretend to buy and sell flowers and tools, just like a real shop.