Welcome to Nursery LearningKey information for children, parents and carers
Nursery Curriculum Summer 2
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 MapSummer 2 Topic - People Who Help Us and Authors
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
We will start this half term focusing on ‘People who help us.’ Through discussion, books, and role play the children will be encouraged to use new and interesting language related to the jobs that people do in the community. The children will have different opportunities throughout the sessions to practise writing skills in a variety of contexts.
The children will also be encouraged to share and talk about their favourite stories and authors. We will use pupil voice to decide which authors we want to focus on towards the end of term. We will then explore the chosen authors and get lost in the adventures they take us on.
We have started to learn letter sounds and the correct way in which to form the letters when writing. We will continue to 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 be exploring a hospital, dentist surgery, a vet and police and fire stations.
We will have a range of different art activities for the children to participate in this term. We will get creative with making our own X-Rays for our hospital and making our own fingerprints for our police station.
Children will learn and sing songs related to our topic. Music and movement will be incorporated throughout the weeks.
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.
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.