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 1 Topic - Traditional Tales

Building Learning Power:

Our learning power will be developed by being Questioning Queen Bees and learning to ask questions with different openers: who, what, where, when, how and why.

Be a Questioning Queen Bee

Be Questioning Queen Bee
Communication, Language & Literacy
Children will read a range of different Traditional Tales. Together, we will discuss the characters in the stories and sequence the events.

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.

In maths, we will be looking at different shapes and discussing the different shapes of objects e.g. ‘the castle has three triangular roofs.’

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 be transforming our role play area into a story land cottage. We will be making our own props and features of the stories we are reading to develop our imaginative skills and storytelling.

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
We will be creating our own play mats that we can use with our small world equipment, thinking about real world features like roads and lakes as well as making fantasy land maps for our own stories.
BASICS & Characteristics of Learning
This half term, we will be focussing on the following two characteristics:

  • 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
While looking at a range of stories, we will be talking about the choices that different characters make—is that the right choice to make? What would you do? These will be discussed during circle time.

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.

Physical Development
In our outdoor learning area, we will play a range of different games over the term which involve throwing,
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.

Mr Sewnandan

Miss Tustian