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Dora the Explorer - Spring 1

Welcome to Spring Term 1 at Homefields Nursery.

Please see below for what we will be learning about this half term. 

Dora the Explorer

We will start this half term with the Dora the Explorer topic. The children will go on an adventure and learn about a different country each week, starting with India, China, Kenya and then Norway. The children will use a globe and a map to find where these countries are in the world and will think about the similarities and differences of the countries. The children will learn about the flags of each country as well as the native animals, climate and famous landmarks. 

The children will be challenged to find out a fact about each country at home and create a picture/model to bring in to nursery to share with their friends. (A letter will be sent out nearer the time with details)

The children's artistic skills will be encouraged with a range of activities, from creating a chalk picture inspired by the Northern Lights to creating a pattern with beads inspired by the beautiful beadwork of the Maasai. The children will also be getting musical by exploring the sounds of instruments from around the world. 

Chinese New Year

On Monday 23rd January, the children will be learning about Chinese New Year.  

The children will learn about the festival and why it is a special time for themselves or for some of their friends. 

During this day the children will create special red money envelopes and Chinese New Year cards. 

Learn about Chinese New Year with the link below. 

The 3 Little Pigs

During the last couple of weeks of this half term, we will also enjoy The 3 Little Pigs topic. The children will learn the story and join in with repeated refrains and re-tell it through small world play and role-play. The children will also learn some new makaton signs to help them tell the story. 

The children will take part in a range of learning experiences linked to the story including, creating houses for the pigs, thinking about and grouping objects by material (eg wooden, plastic, metal) and also taking part in a science experiment to see how much wind power is needed to make a range of objects move. 

Watch a lovely version of The 3 Little Pigs story told by Mr the link below.