Week one of our new Changes IPC Unit

posted 22 Nov 2015, 00:56 by Nursery Teacher 2   [ updated 22 Nov 2015, 01:00 ]

This coming week we are excited to begin our new IPC Unit called Changes. We will begin by exploring the changes all around us in ourselves and in our local area.

We will begin with our Entry Point when we will go on a nature investigation around the school area. We will look out for changes occurring now that the Autumn is ending and winter is beginning. The children will take responsibility in recording the changes they see by taking photographs. We will use these photos later in our unit as a reference and to make links in our learning when comparing the new changes that will occur when the snow arrives.

We will have a new Science Lab role-play centre being set up with the children throughout the week. The children will be able to take on the role as a scientist and investigate changes in nature and various experiments.

The children will have a big focus on Adaptability, one of our IPC Personal Qualities. We will be exploring changes in our daily routines that require us to practice being adaptable.

 

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

Independence and Interdependence

1.6 their family background

Communication

2.19 using the process of art and craft

Exploring

3.13 explaining, listening to others, taking part in reflective discussion, planning and observing

Healthy Living

4.4 paying attention

 

Home Links:

We have a special request for parents this week to email us a photograph of your child as a baby. Growing up and changing will be a big focus for us over the next few weeks.

On top of this we will also be exploring extended families; grandparents, aunties, uncles, siblings etc. If you have any extended family photographs or photos of your child’s grandparents these would be greatly appreciated and really add to our learning over the next few weeks. Thank you for supporting our learning. 

 

Some of our learning experiences from our Reflection Week: