Welcome to Nursery LearningKey information for children, parents and carers
Nursery Curriculum Map
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 1 Topic - Traditional Tales
Communication, Language & Literacy
We will be encouraged to use full sentences to share our ideas when creating our own class stories. We will be challenged by ‘what if?’ questions, which will help us use our imaginations to create alternative endings to familiar stories.
We will continue to use Story S to retell the story by looking at the main characters, key events and special words. Children will also make their own Story S with support of picture cards.
We will start to use positional language while retelling stories during role play e.g. putting the Billy Goats Gruff under the bridge, the Little Pigs in the house and having the Three Bears’ porridge on top of the table.
Problem solving will help our book characters out of danger e.g. how far will Gingerbread man have to run to get to safety? How many bricks will the three little pigs have to use to build a safe house?
Expressive Arts & Design
We will focus on rhythms and rhymes and we will use various construction materials to build houses for the three little pigs and other stories.
Understanding the world
BASICS & Characteristics of Learning
- Active Learning – enjoying achieving what we set out to do
- Creating and thinking critically – choosing ways to do things and finding new ways.
Personal, Social & Emotional
We will continue to develop our social skills by playing in groups, elaborating play ideas and keeping play going by responding to others during role play activities.
kicking and catching large balls. Children will also be encouraged to join in with outdoor group exercises.
We will continue to provide a range of finger gym activities for children to build hand strength such as threading, necklace making and using a range of malleable materials such as clay and playdough.