Nettleworth Infant and Nursery School

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Welcome to Learning Lions! 


Our teachers are Mrs Lee and Miss Shaw

Our teaching assistant is Miss Makings


Our PE days are Thursdays and Fridays, please send your child to school in their PE kit!


Our topic this term is 'Let's Play'

This term we have an exciting topic all about toys old and new.


Please check out our knowledge mat below to see what facts and learning your child needs to know this term in topic.


In English we will be reading stories about toys including two key texts where we will be writing captions and labels to describe the characters. We will learn to write a simple story from the texts.  The first one is called ‘Traction Man’ by Mini Grey and the other is called ‘Emily Brown and the Thing’ by Cressida Cowell.  We will even write simple instructions of how to make our toy.



In maths we will be learning to count forwards and backwards to 100 and learn the place value of numbers to and beyond 20.  After this we will learn practical strategies to add and subtract numbers.



In history we will be learning about similarities and differences between the toys we play with now and those from the past.  We will think about why they are different.  We will sort toys on a timeline to sequence how they have changed.  



 In design and technology we will design, make and evaluate our own traditional toy.  How exciting! 



In computing we will be improving our mouse skills when using our laptop computers too. 



Over the term in RE, we will be learning about faiths and celebrations including harvest and the Jewish festival Rosh Hashanah. We will be very busy!



In science we are learning about materials including the different materials used to make toys.  We will investigate the properties of different materials.



On Thursdays we will be doing gymnastics skills including balances, jumping and rolling. On Fridays we will have expert coaching from Kixx where we will learn outdoor ball skills and games including football.




In art, we will be looking at the artist Guiseppe Arcimboldo and we’ll be using collage to create our own masterpieces.



In geography, we will be looking at the weather.  We’ll be investigating how the weather changes throughout the seasons and looking at weather symbols.



In music, we will be following the ‘Charanga’ scheme of work.  We will be using the units ‘Hey you’ and ‘Christmas’, to learn songs, march in time with the pulse and copy rhythms.



In PHSE, we will be focusing on our feelings, our relationships and valuing differences.  We will learn what emotions we feel and how we can deal with them, recognising when we need help and who to ask for help.  We will also explore our similarities and differences and talk about always being kind.


We are looking forward to learning together this term!