Our New Patterns Unit: 25th February

posted 24 Feb 2016, 19:02 by Nursery Teacher 2   [ updated 24 Feb 2016, 19:14 ]

This week we begin our new IPC Unit called Patterns. We have sent home the new unit’s Learning Letter which can be found in your child’s tray.

On Thursday & Friday this week the children will take part in their Entry Point where they will work together to make a giant class pattern on a large sheet of fabric. They will experiment by using different media to make their patterns. Then on Monday we will then use this sheet to make a class tent which we will add into our role-play zoo area.

We have a special focus on the Dear Zoo story this week and next. We will explore all the different patterns found on zoo animals and make some of our own!

This week’s personal quality focus is Morality. To help support the children’s understanding of what morality looks like, children will revise the Selfish Crocodile story. This book links to our new animal patterns theme.

These are four main learning strands that we are focusing on this week;

Independence and Interdependence

1.8 taking responsibility for their own actions


2.20 using different media to express a mood or a feeling or for represent different information


3.11 looking for patterns, classifying things for a purpose, guessing using trial and error

Healthy Living

4.5 concentrating

Home Links:

Due to the short two day week, the children will receive their new song book on Friday 4th March when we have practiced it fully.

Please remember that the children’s song books should be returned by Thursday each week. We are unable to glue in the new song unless we have the song books in advance to Friday. Thank you we appreciate your help in this.

Some of our learning experiences from last week: