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Greenhaw Primary School

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January

Each month we will be learning a new colour and shape. Our colour for January is white, and our shape is a circle.

 

Our imaginative corner this month is “The Supermarket.”

 

 

 

 

Children may bring in a white object for display.

We will introduce the circle shape through art and craft, investigation and movement, matching and sorting the circle shape;  and encouraging children to look for these in the home and school environment. Your child may also bring a circle object for our circle interest table.

Through engaging in role-play, pupils will have opportunities to compare the size (of boxes for example), begin to learn about amounts of money, and use measuring scales.

 
 

February

Our colour for February is pink, and our shape is a heart.

 

Big, medium, small

Children may bring in a pink object for display.

We will introduce the heart shape through art and craft activities, dough play, sand/water, and associate the heart with our theme of loving and caring. Children may also bring in a heart shape for display.

 

This month, children will also be learning about the concept of big, medium, and small. You can help reinforce these concepts at home by for example, arranging cereal boxes or tins in order of size and then seeing if your child can do it.

 
 

March

Our colour this month is green. Children should try to bring in a green object for display. We will be associating the colour green with the festival of St. Patrick and to celebrate the children will be making green jelly and hats.

Other shapes that we will be looking at this month are the triangle shape and oval shape (in relation to our Easter Egg work).

Point out triangular/oval shapes at home.

Talk about what you are doing when you are dividing up cakes or sandwiches-use the words “divide”, “cut in half” etc.

 
 

April

Our colour this month is yellow and our shape is square.

Children may bring in a yellow object from home and a square object for our interest areas.

Look for yellow and square objects in the environment.

When making sandwiches with your child, demonstrate the different shapes they can be cut into, e.g. triangle/square.

 
 

May

MAY

 

Our colour this month is purple. Our shape is the rectangle shape.

The colour purple will be introduced into as many areas as possible. Purple paint, purple dough, purple coloured water at the water tray. Children will be asked to bring a purple object to school.

In your home please point out rectangle shaped objects to your child and encourage them to do the same. Encourage your child to pick a rectangle item to bring in for our rectangle interest table.

 
 

June

 

Our colour this month is blue.

We will reinforce all shapes learned this year in nursery.

The colour blue will be introduced into as many areas as possible. Blue paint, blue dough, blue coloured water at the water tray. Children will be asked to bring a blue object to school.

In your home please point out various shapes to your child and encourage them to do the same. Play “I SPY”- E.g-I spy with my little eye, something shaped like a circle, square etc.

 
 

September

Each month in the nursery, we will be learning a new colour and shape.

In September the children are introduced to mathematical language and concepts, such as colours and shapes.

 

Our imaginative corner this month is “The home-corner”

As adults begin to interact with the children at play, they will be introducing shape and colour. E.g. at dough play with shape cutters, at paint, art/craft activities, and through story books.

 

Through engaging in role-play, pupils will have opportunities to explore mathematical concepts, e.g. matching (with cups/saucers for example). They will begin to explore colours/shapes of objects, and be introduced to some positional language.

 
 

October

Each month in the nursery, we will be learning a new colour.

Our colours for the month of October are orange and black. The children will be learning these colours through a wide range of activities including our theme of Halloween. Children can bring an orange object in for display and an item for our Halloween interest area.

 

Our imaginative corner this month is “The home-corner (for two weeks) and “The Halloween Den.”

As adults begin to interact with the children at play, they will be introducing shape and colour. E.g. at dough play with shape cutters, at paint, art/craft activities, and through story books. There will be lots of discussion about the colours orange and black particularly through our Halloween theme. Parents can reinforce these colours at home also. We will be scooping out a pumpkin also and discussing the colour of it, and where facial features are placed.

 

Through engaging in role-play, pupils will have opportunities to explore mathematical concepts, e.g. matching (with cups/saucers for example). They will begin to explore colours/shapes of objects, and be introduced to some positional language.

In the Halloween den they will be making “spells” and “potions”. Children will be engaged in simple counting with ingredients. E.g. Three black rats……

 
 

November

Our colour for November is brown

 

Our imaginative corner this month is “The bedroom”

Children may bring in a brown object for display or an item for our Autumn interest table.

We will introduce the colour brown through many of our play activities, and it will also be associated with our theme of Autumn. Children will go on an Autumn walk and collect Autumn leaves, pine cones etc (to reinforce the colour brown).

There will also be discussions about woodland animals (squirrels/hedgehogs) and hibernation.

 

Through engaging in role-play in the bedroom, pupils will have opportunities to discuss day time/night time (learning about awareness of time) and bedtime routines. They will use mathematical language when sequencing events associated with their bed time routine. E.g.-First we put on our pyjamas, next we brush our teeth, and then we have a bedtime story.

 
 

Apps

Balloons (Introduces primary colours)

Colouring Book (Children can explore colours through colouring a variety of pictures).

Memory Match-Develops children’s memory skills and matching skills.

Shape Match -