Welcome to Nursery Learning

Key information for children, parents and carers

Nursery Curriculum Map

Understanding BLP


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 Map

Summer 2 Topic - Animals and Sea Life

Building Learning Power:

Our learning muscles will be stretched this term as we focus on being an ‘Absorption Alligator’ by absorbing all the new information around us.

Be an Absorption Alligator.

Be an Absorption Alligator
BASICS & Characteristics of Learning

This half term we will be focussing on the following two characteristics:

  • Playing and exploring – being willing to ‘have a go’
  • Active Learning – enjoying achieving what they have set out to do
Communication, Language & Literacy
This half term we will start focussing on different animals. Through discussion, books, and role play the children will be encouraged to use new and interesting language related to the animals and their habitat. The children will have different opportunities throughout the sessions to practise writing skills in a variety of contexts (‘Story S’, A3 clipboards on the carpet).

The children will also be encouraged to share and talk about their favourite animal stories. We will read a wide range of books such as: ‘The Rainbow Fish’, ‘Peace at Last’ and ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’.

We will continue learning our letter sounds and the correct way in which to form letters when writing. We will have an extra focus on letter formation this half term and
start applying our phonics knowledge.

This term, we are going to look at different ways that numbers can be represented. We will play different games that involve children recognising dots on a dice, using a tally to find out our favourite authors and stories and counting different things such as claps or jumps.

Through the use of songs and nursery rhymes, we will continue to practise counting, both forwards and backwards. In the role play area the children will have opportunities for counting and matching number to quantity.

Expressive Arts & Design
Our role play area this term will be developing with our topic. We will have an under the sea themed role-play area, a vet and a jungle where children can discover the world of animals. Children will be encouraged to paint their favourite animal. We are going to make props for the displays with different materials and children will also act out stories by using their imagination.

We will initiate activities where children are going to use various construction pieces to build caves, trees and other ‘houses’ for their animal.

Understanding the world

We will be looking at a range of different occupations and ways of life throughout the term.

Children will gain an understanding of different types of jobs and will get the opportunity to explore these through role play.

During circle time, we will look at different practical issues, such as calling for help or what to do if you get lost.

Personal, Social & Emotional

There will be lots of topic related discussions about people who help us within our community. We will be looking at how they help us and relate this to the ways in which we can help each other.

Discussions will include ways in which we can keep ourselves and others safe, both in and out of the classroom and also beyond school.

We will also talk about going to big school, discussing what we’re excited about and anything we may be worried about.

Physical Development

This term we will be looking at the different ways that our bodies can move, such as shuffling, skipping and crawling. This will include ways in which we can move around the playground equipment, such as over, under, around, through balancing and climbing.

We will also observe the way our bodies change after physical activity.

Miss Sewnandan

Miss Tustian