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Welcome to Nursery Learning

Key information for children, parents and carers

Nursery Curriculum Map

Understanding BLP

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We start each session by saying “Good Morning / Afternoon”, singing songs and rhymes and talking about our weekend or daily experiences.

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We practise taking turns in conversations, listening to others and building our self confidence to speak in front of a familiar group.

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During the Nursery session, we benefit greatly from adult support across the activities where we are encouraged to use a developing range of vocabulary.

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We can take home a library book each week which must be returned for a new book to be issued.

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We are encouraged to use a wide range of writing tools which are available in both the indoor and outdoor environment.

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The children’s hand eye coordination is developed through construction and throwing and catching activities.

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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.

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We are taught how to hold writing tools correctly and develop good habits.

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Snack times are spent in small groups. This is a relaxed, social time for us to talk together.

Nursery Curriculum Map

SPRING 2 Topic - Spring and Easter

Building Learning Power:

Our learning muscles will be stretched this term as we focus on being Questioning Queen Bees as we raise questions around our classroom and school environment.

Be a Questioning Queen Bee

Be Questioning Queen Bee
Communication, Language & Literacy

Book week is an exciting week for the children to explore a range of different books from around the world. There will be lots of games and activities happening in the Nursery to accompany Book Week, including a dress up day for the children to come to school as their favourite book character.

We will be focusing on books written by Eric Carle as part of our life cycle topic, looking at ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and ’The Tiny Seed’.

A wide range of writing tools are available for the children to access in both the indoor and outdoor environment. The Nursery children are shown how to hold writing tools correctly and develop good reading habits. We will be focusing on correctly forming letters this term and writing our names.

BASICS & Characteristics of Learning

This half term we will be focusing on following two characteristics:

  • Playing and Exploring – using senses to explore the world around us.
  • Active Learning – bouncing back after difficulties.
Personal, Social & Emotional

This term we will be building the children’s confidence to talk both in small groups and in front of the whole class.

Children will be encouraged to talk about things they have done at the weekend, at home or to share something that they have made with the class.

We will also be having parents come and join us for story reading and our ‘Learning Together’ sessions.

Physical Development

Gross motor skills for this term will be focusing on throwing and catching a variety of different sized balls.

The children will play team games which involve using these skills.

Fine motor skills will be developed through a range of fun finger gym activities to increase hand muscle strength, like threading, weaving, using tweezers and Lego.

Mathematics
This term the children will be exploring money in our ‘Garden Shop’. They will have opportunities to count money, look at the different coins and recognise different numerals and shapes in the shop.

We will revise our 2D shapes and numbers from 1-10 by looking at different shapes and numbers every week.

Through different activities we will enable children to get confident at recognising and naming the shapes and numbers.

Expressive Arts & Design

Imaginative play takes place daily in Nursery through a variety of play situations, but particularly in the role play area.

This half term our role play area will be a ‘Garden Shop’. The children may like to explore being a shopkeeper or a customer in the shop.

We will also be making a range of spring art including the children making 3D spring flowers.

They will be able to experiment with a range of different drawing materials during the still life drawing of a flower and experimenting with different textures in our creative art activities.

Understanding of the World

The focus this term is based around Spring and therefore we will look at different life cycles (caterpillar and chicks).

We will also plant seeds and write about the changes from seeds to plants in our own diary. We will learn more about festivals such as Easter.

Mr Sewnandan

Miss Tustian

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