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Welcome to Little Hoots

Hi, I'm Mrs Hazell-Best, the Little Hoots Nursery class teacher. This is Mrs Greenman, our trainee teacher.

Little Hoots Long Term Plan

Our topic this term is 'Food glorious food'

This term we will be finding out about,,,

  • Where food comes from
  • Using food to create art, including fruit pictures and observational paintings 
  • Food from around the world
  • Using food to develop our vocabulary 
  • Weighing and measuring food and looking at different quantities 
  • Sensory explorations of food and our surroundings  
  • Creating a cafe role-play 
  • Sunflowers; learning the life-cycle, exploring seeds and painting sunflowers 

Termly Overview

Little Hoot's Super Six

What is the Little Hoots'Super Six?

The 'Little Hoots Super Six' is made up of three picture books and three nursery rhymes which are carefully chosen to support the children's learning and development and exploration of our termly theme. By the end of the academic year our termly 'Super Six' will have supported the children in accessing and exploring 18 quality texts and 18 different nursery rhymes/songs. 

This Terms Super Six are:                                                 

Books:

  • Oliver's Vegetables - Vivian French 
  •  I Can Eat a Rainbow - Olena Rose 
  •  What the Ladybird Heard - Julia Donaldson

Nursery Rhymes:

  • 5 Currant Buns
  • I Can Sing a Rainbow
  • Pat a Cake

 

Reading

"Children are made readers in the laps of their parents and carers" - Emilie Buchwald

Just 10 minutes of reading to your child everyday can help your child grow into a happy, confident learner. 

Follow this link for some useful information about reading with your child. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/making-time-for-books-at-home

For Top Tips on how fostering a love of reading, have a look at this docmuent produced by Book Trust

To help find the best books to read with your child, follow this link for the Book Trust's list of the best books for 0-5 year olds. 

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/1/100-best-0-5/

Phonics

In Little Hoots we follow the School's phonic scheme - Twinkl Phonics. Pre-School and Nursery Phonics focuses on pre-reading skills. These include speaking and listening skills, being able to distinguish the sounds they hear, and patterns of speech and speech sounds. Level One Phonics is split into seven aspects, we plan large and small group actvities to support the children in practicing skills from each aspect.