Welcome to Nursery LearningKey information for children, parents and carers
Nursery Curriculum Map A1
BASICS & Characteristics of Learning
This half term we will be focussing on following two characteristics:
- Playing and Exploring – using sense to explore the world around us.
- Active Learning – bouncing back after difficulties
Personal, Social & Emotional
Time will be spent to establish the rules and routines in Nursery which will enhance our sense of security in our new environment.
Positive relationships are modelled to us through our class puppet (Rory) during circle times. We are encouraged to make positive friendships with other children.
We encourage the children’s efforts to manage their personal needs (toileting), putting on and taking off their own coat and talking about the importance of handwashing.
We have access to the outdoor environment to enjoy daily energetic play and develop gross motor skills. Using a range of large and small equipment. We enjoy a range of malleable activities that will help to strengthen finger and hand muscles.
Nursery Curriculum MapAutumn 1 Topic - I AM SPECIAL
Building Learning Power:
Our learning muscles will be stretched this term as we focus on being Noticing Newts as we notice things around our new classroom and school environment.
Be a Noticing Newt
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 once I caught a fish alive! Through the use of songs, we will familiarise ourselves with number names and develop counting skills.
Our mathematical understanding is developed through practical activities both through indoor and outdoor activities.
This half term there is a strong focus on shape names, counting to 10 and matching quantity to number names.
Expressive Arts & Design
Imaginative play takes place daily in Nursery through a variety of play situations, but particular-
ly in the role play area.
This half term our role play area will be a home, where all children can draw upon their own experiences of this environment to act out stories.
We will experiment with colour and materials through painting, printing, junk modelling and cutting and sticking.
The music area is available throughout the session and we encourage the children to use the instruments and explore the different sounds they make. We will also be listening to music from around the world.
Understanding the world
We begin this area of learning by talking about ourselves and sharing stories from home.
We will begin to use a basic programme on the interactive whiteboard with adult support which will support our learning across the curriculum.