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Term 6

Can you believe it is the final term of the year? What a fun-packed year we have had so far!

This term, our topic is 'World Explorers'. We will explore different parts of the world, focusing on habitats and the animals that live there. We will learn why some animals can live in certain parts of the world and others cannot.

This term is also very exciting as we will welcome some very special visitors into the setting and observe them grow and change over the next couple of weeks. We will also have a visit from Farmer Hollie, who will bring some friends from her farm for us to handle, groom and have fun with. More details regarding this visit will follow!

We will continue to have Forest School sessions each Tuesday. The children's final session will be celebrated with a Teddy Bears Picnic this term. Please scroll down for a link to the Forest School page and to see some updated photos.

Dates for your diary.

Tuesday 2nd July- Transition meeting for children moving into Foundation. 3:30 pm start.

Friday 5th July- Summer Fayre.

Tuesday 9th July- Transition morning.

Monday 22nd July- Tadpoles last day, 3 pm finish.

Read Write Inc. Phonics.

We will continue to teach the RWI phonics scheme to the children. The children have been fantastic with this learning, and we are so impressed with their phonics skills. This term, our big focus will be on blending the sounds to create words. The children have been learning this skill in our lessons with the help of Fred the Frog. Sound blending helps the children develop their reading skills. I have added a video below to help you support this learning at home. Please come and see me if you have any questions.



Sound blending

What is Read Write Inc. Phonics?

A video for parents explaining the phonics scheme we use.

Understanding Phonics.

How to say the sounds

This video will explain how to pronounce the sounds correctly.

Things we are learning in Term 6

Home activities to support our Maths learning.

Term 5

This term, our topic is Nature Detectives! We will explore the natural world, search for mini-beasts, and identify all the signs of Spring. The children will also learn about life cycles and habitats.

We have our own Caterpillars in the nursery, so we can watch them grow and change over the next couple of weeks! We are very excited to see them get bigger.

Story mapping.

A story map is a drawing that helps your child think about the plot, characters, and events in a story to help with re-telling. We map as a whole class, and then the children have a go at making their own versions, producing some fantastic results, as you can see below.

This term, we will continue to develop these skills with stories linked to our topic.


See if your child can re-tell one of these stories at home.


Forest School.

We will continue our Forest School sessions with Mhairi this term, and your child will go fortnightly.

The children have had a fantastic time and have loved their experiences so far, taking part in activities such as digging in the mud, searching for animals and mini-beasts, working as a team pulling logs with ropes and swinging in the hammock.

For more information, check out the Forest School page by clicking on the link below:


Fun at Forest School

Dates for your diary.

24th May - Last day of Term 5

Home activities to support with our Maths learning!

Things we are learning in Term 5

Lets Move! Term 4 in pictures