Scroll to content
Whittington Moor home page
Whittington Moor Nursery and Infant Academy

Whittington MoorNursery and Infant Academy

We nurture, we thrive, we blossom.

Growth of every child.Respect by learning from each other.Opportunity for all.Wonder and curiosity.

Spring 1

In this half of the autumn term we have been getting on with lots of fun learning. 

In Maths we have been completing addition and subtraction strategies, building on the learning from autumn term with numbers extending to 20.  We have also been looking at the value of numbers to 20 and understand how 2-digit numbers are made up of tens and ones.  Why not see if you can make groups of objects at home that represent numbers to 20 in tens and ones (e.g. 14 dry pasta shapes in a group of 10 and a group of 4 or 12 toy cars in a group of 10 and a group of 2). 

In English we have been learning all about poetry.  We read and became familiar with Andrew Collett’s list poem ‘Firework Night’ and then made our own poems in this same style.  Our poetry was about the Bedtime Story Event that we held in school.  After editing and making changes, some of the children then read their finished poems to the class. 

In P.E we have been looking at how to work safely on floor work and on apparatus in gymnastics.   We used our bodies to make wide, narrow and curled shapes and balances.  We were able to then link these shapes together using different apparatus in a variety of ways.  We have also learned about how we can jump in various ways using our arms and legs effectively.  We have jumped for speed and distance learning about sports that require these skills.

In Computing we have been learning how to use a keyboard to write in ‘Microsoft Word’.  We have been opening the document, writing using the keyboard and then understanding how to change the writing by way of capital letters, font shape, size and colour and also deleting unwanted writing.  We have also been learning about online safety, in particular how information we put online can be there for a long time and can be found and copied.  Thinking about information that it is fine to share online but other information that we must never share online.  Overall, we know that it is always important to speak to trusted adults before we share any personal information online. 

In RE we have been learning about how we belong to different groups and communities.  We have learned about Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities and how they are similar and different to each other.

In science we have been looking at plants and planting during the winter months.  We have set up a long-term investigation where we have planted a seed in winter and we will make scientific observations over the next few months to see how it changes.  We have also been exploring how animals are grouped into mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians.  In particular, we have been identifying what is it about the animals that puts them into these groups.  (Mammals have hair/fur, fish have gills, fins and scales, birds have feathers, a beak and wings etc.)

In geography we have been learning about human and physical features of the planet.  We have learned that anything made by humans (roads, buildings, canals) are ‘human features’ and anything that would exist without humans (mountains, rivers, oceans, beaches, volcanoes) are ‘physical features’.

In art we have been exploring colours and painting.  We identified the 3 primary and mixed them to identify the 3 secondary colours.  We then used these colours to identify ‘warm’ and ‘cold’ colours to create paintings to represent these temperatures.  We also completed a piece of art inspired by the famous artist Paul Klee, who experimented with different paint tones made by colour mixing.


As you can see, this half term has been very busy but it has also been fantastic!