Welcome to Nursery LearningKey information for children, parents and carers
Nursery Curriculum Map A2
We start each session by saying “Good Morning / Afternoon”, singing songs and rhymes and talking about our weekend or daily experiences.
We practise taking turns in conversations, listening to others and building our self confidence to speak in front of a familiar group.
During the Nursery session, we benefit greatly from adult support across the activities where we are encouraged to use a developing range of vocabulary.
We can take home a library book each week which must be returned for a new book to be issued.
We are encouraged to use a wide range of writing tools which are available in both the indoor and outdoor environment.
The children’s hand eye coordination is developed through construction and throwing and catching activities.
Pre-reading skills are developed across the curriculum in activities such as matching games, sound games, listening to and enjoying a range of stories and learning rhymes and songs.
We are taught how to hold writing tools correctly and develop good habits.
Snack times are spent in small groups. This is a relaxed, social time for us to talk together.
Nursery Curriculum MapAutumn 2 Topic - People who help us
Communication, Language & Literacy
This term the children will spend time working in small groups. The children will be given opportunities to listen to other children and to respond to others’ ideas and conversations. We will continue to practise taking turns in conversations, listening to others and building our self confidence to speak in front of a familiar group.
We will be exploring many different books this term that will take the children on a journey through different worlds including ‘The Lion Who Wanted to Love’ and ‘Forget Me Not: Friendship Blossoms. The children will practise sitting and listening skills and will be encouraged to join in on repeated phrases and rhymes within the stories that we read.
During this term we will also be spending time learning how to say and hear rhymes in different contexts. We will practise this by playing rhyming games, singing rhyming songs and reading rhyming stories. The children will be able to practise rhymes in different activities like silly soup, matching different rhyming pictures and rhyming walks.
BASICS & Characteristics of Learning
- Playing and Exploring – being willing to ‘have a go’ at a range of activities.
- Belonging — to our class and school
Personal, Social & Emotional
During circle time we will play games to think about how others are feeling and ways in which we can respond to these feelings.
We will continue to develop fine motor skills through a range of activities such as threading, play dough, small construction and finger painting.
We will be using a wide range of writing tools which are available both in our indoor and outdoor environment. We will be teaching the children how to hold writing tools correctly so they begin to develop good habits.
We will also continue our learning around different 2d shapes. We are going to make shape monsters and we will go on a shape hunt. We are going to categorise the objects into different shape categories.
Expressive Arts & Design
There will be many opportunities throughout the term for the children to experiment with colour and materials through painting, printing, junk modelling and cutting and sticking.
Understanding of the World
We will start with Autumn and observe how the world changes around us as we get closer to Winter. Children will be encouraged to comment and ask questions about animals, plants and the world around them.
We will extend our learning around the topic of ‘people who help us’ by looking at different occupations. Who are the people that help at the supermarket or at the dentist, what is the job of a firefighter?