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Butterfly

Butterfly Termly Focus

Termly Focus - Autumn Term 2021

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Our Topic this term is 'All about me'. We will be linking this to a range of stories, linking to topic, such as Elmer the elephant and Colour monster. An example of this is how Elmer the elephant looks at being unique and how the Colour monster looks at emotions.  Alongside this the children will have communication group sessions that will focus on communication activities such as pre-phonics but also their communication with others such as turn taking. Communication is worked on throughout the week but will be particularly focused upon in those sessions on a Monday. 
The children will also have access to the Swing room and Rebound room. The children will also have access to swimming on a Wednesday and Thursday and PE on a Friday afternoon. We also hope to conduct a Forest school/Outdoor learning session in various settings away from school on a Wednesday morning on a group rotational basis. The children will also have class cooking sessions on a Thursday. 
Within Butterfly class we are based around free flow play , combined with group work and one to one session. Our play is conducted both indoors and outdoors and is based around the key areas of development matters and Birth to five. 
We look forward to a brilliant academic term. 

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Termly Focus - Summer Term 2021

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This term we will be focusing on transport. We will be looking at different forms of transport such as cars, trains, and planes until half term. After half term we will begin to look at emergency vehicles such as ambulance and fire engine. On the week commencing 12th July we will be looking at transport around the world and traveling to different counties around the world. When the travelling to the different countries we will look at different foods and cultures. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday we will complete a messy play activity. We will also be cooking in class every Friday ready for our class coffee shop on the Friday afternoon. We will also have access to the Swing room and the Rebound room. PE is every Monday this term and swimming will continue to be every Tuesday and Thursday.  We look forward to a fantastic term. 

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Termly Focus - Spring Term 2021

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This term our Topic is Weather. Each week we will be focusing on a different type of weather such as snow or rain and shall explore this weather using Science, Arts and crafts, ,Music and input this topic into each individual's IEP targets.  We will also be cooking on a weekly basis and conducting messy play activities. Throughout the week we also be having Signing groups, Communication groups and Nurture groups. We will be focusing and assessing the children against Development matters and thier individual IEPs and will be incorporating this into the children's daily school routine. 
During this difficult and unknown time, we will be sending packs home every two weeks and phoning home on a weekly basis. If thier is anything you believe your child needs support with at home, or they have enjoyed an activity and you would like some more resources, please contact the school and we will sort them as soon as possible. 
Thank you and stay safe 
Butterfly class 

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Termly Focus - Autumn Term 2020

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During this term we have many exciting activities planned into our topic of ‘Farm and Zoo’. The focus in literacy is to become familiar with our names and initial phonemes ‘s,a,t’ using stories, songs and games to introduce and help strengthen understanding. The children will engage with lots of messy play across the curriculum, this will help strengthen their gross motor skills and in turn help with their fine motor pencil grip. We are already enjoying circle time together listening to Dear Zoo and singing Old Macdonald and we will continue reading stories such as The Little Red Hen and Noisy Farm as a class.

In numeracy we have already started investigating numbers to 10 through listening to songs and playing with puzzles. We will continue to look at and learn our numbers throughout the term with the help of the hungry caterpillar and creative indoor and outdoor games.

During our art sessions we have begun exploring different colours as well as outside using the colour mats and chalk. We will continue to strengthen our colour recognition as well as experiment with colour mixing.

Each week we will enjoy a mixture of baking, swimming and visits to the rebound and sensory room with the addition of trips out to the park in the coming weeks. We also place a strong focus on developing each child’s gross motor skills both in the classroom and whilst visiting these other areas. We have observed that all the children are thoroughly enjoying playing outside using the bikes, slide and balancing equipment and we will continue to support the children each day to strengthen their skills whilst using these different items.

It has been a brilliant start to the year with all the children settling in nicely, we are all really looking forward to taking part in the above activities with the Butterfly class and helping them to learn.

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Butterfly Termly Focus - Spring Term 2020

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This term Butterfly Class will be looking at Traditional Tales. We will be looking at stories such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Hansel and Gretel.
On Thursdays we will develop our social skills and travel training by taking a group to the cafe and on Wednesday we will be taking a group shopping. You will be notified in the diary when it is your child's turn to attend the cafe and if you would like to send money in for them to buy a treat please do.
Friday afternoon have become fun Fridays and will involve messy and sensory play. If you would like to send spare clothes in please do so.
Swimming will continue to be on Tuesdays and Thursdays so please send in swimming nappies and kit if you have not done so already. PE remains on Monday morning.
We look forward to a very exciting term. 

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Welcome to Kings Mill Nursery.  The nursery team consists of Becky Watson (Teacher), Jenny, Hayley, Kelsie and Natasha.  All members of the team work hard to offer a nurturing and supportive learning environment for the children to thrive and grow.