Patterns Unit: Week Beginning 14th March

posted 10 Mar 2016, 21:46 by Nursery Teacher 2   [ updated 10 Mar 2016, 21:52 ]

This week we are looking at patterns in words and sounds. We will make patterns with our bodies by clapping rhythms and stamping our feet. We will make patterns with our voices by finding words with similar endings; bed, red, shed, sled, bread, ted etc. We will read poems and stories which have patterns and repetition; The Gruffalo and We’re going on a bear hunt.

We are going to spend a week exploring the Personal Quality International Mindedness. We will look at patterns from around the world. The Maori people have a special pattern on their face of black lines. For the school show we will have face paint patterns on our faces too.

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

Independence and Interdependence

1.9 their ability to acquire new interests and skills


2.4 using repetitive sounds and words, aspects of language such as rhythm, rhyme and alliteration, and to enjoy nonsense stories and rhymes


3.2 taking responsibility for their own learning

Healthy Living

4.5 concentrating


Home Links:

  1. Please bring in your Haka costume on Monday 14th March.
  2. Costume: Black t-shirt/black leggings or shorts. (If you also have a grass skirt that’s great – you can wear that too).
  3. Plastic bag: We can only take costumes if they are in a tied plastic bag with your child’s name on it. Thanks for your help!
  • This week coming we will send you a link to a video so that you can practice at home too.

Some of our learning experiences from last week: