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Nursery curriculum

During your child’s nursery year their curiosity and enthusiasm for learning  is inspired in order to build their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

 

 

autumn treeAutumn Term 2019

Nursery Rhymes / Superheroes / Christmas

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Personal and Social Development

  • Learning to accept the needs of others, taking turns and sharing resources
  • Learning to play in a group, extending play ideas and engaging in the same theme as others
  • Finding out and showing an interest in other children and different ways of life
  • Being willing to tackle problems, enjoy self-chosen challenges and feel proud of achievements
  • Being me in my world
  • Celebrating difference

RE

  • Superheroes of faith
  • Our superhero qualities eg compassion, patience, talents
  • Old Testament stories
  • New testament stories
  • Awe and Wonder sessions
  • Christmas

Communication and language

  • Developing an awareness of rhythm and rhyme in speech through nursery rhymes
  • Listening to stories with increasing attention, making predictions and recalling significant parts
  • Listening to the initial sounds in different words
  • Learning to listen to others, offer relevant comments and beginning to ask questions about what they have heard
  • Speaking in a small group, using more complex sentences to link thoughts and using new topic vocabulary

Literacy

  • Learning nursery rhymes, noticing repetition, filling in missing words
  • Looking at fiction and non-fiction books about different jobs and ways of life
  • Listen to and join in with repeated refrains in stories and with familiar rhymes and songs
  • Mark making opportunities
  • Developing an interest for different marks seen in the environment

Maths

  • Counting nursery rhymes including adding and taking away rhymes eg 5 little speckled frogs
  • Recognise some numerals and beginning to represent numbers using fingers and marks on paper
  • Developing an interest in number problems throughout our daily routines, e.g. counting the number of children allowed to play in the water
  • Learning to talk about shape, size and position, e.g. taller, round, flat, next to, above, etc.

Physical

  • Introduce P.E. in the main school
  • Moving in different ways (jumping, climbing, running, balancing) with confidence and growing control
  • Riding on the tricycles in the garden
  • Playing with balls, hoops, bean bags
  • Using a variety of one handed tools, e.g. cutting with scissors, using tape dispensers, gripping with tweezers
  • Managing the toilet independently
  • Dressing and undressing, e.g. changing into P.E. kit, with support
  • Learning to talk about and observe the effect of activity on our bodies

Understanding the world

  • Talking about different ways of life and learning about the occupations of others
  • Talking about what makes us unique, what are our Superhero talents?
  • Observing and discussing changes in the natural world eg autumn/winter
  • Learning to operate a variety of ICT equipment and playing with technological toys
  • Keeping our safe online – ‘let’s ask first’

Expressive arts and design

  • Engaging in imaginative play in our role play areas – Home, Nursery Rhyme Land, Post Office, Doctors surgery, Fire station, and playing alongside others who are engaged in the same theme
  • Exploring and constructing with a purpose in mind, using a variety of materials
  • Exploring how different musical instruments can be played and beginning to tap out simple repeated rhythms
  • Moving and dancing in response to different music
  • Making representational drawings/paintings

 


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spring treeSpring Term

Under the Sea/Pirates, Castles and Cottages, Easter

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Personal and Social Development

  • Learning to accept the needs of others, taking turns and sharing resources
  • Learning to play in a group, extending play ideas and engaging in the same theme as others
  • Becoming confident in asking adults for support
  • Enjoying the responsibility of carrying out tasks
  • Finding out and showing an interest in other children and different ways of life
  • Being willing to tackle problems, enjoy self-chosen challenges and feel proud of achievements
  • Dreams and goals
  • Healthy me

RE

  • Old Testament stories
  • New testament stories
  • Awe and Wonder sessions
  • Easter

Communication and language

  • Listening to stories with increasing attention, making predictions and recalling significant parts
  • Listening to sounds in different words
  • Learning to listen to others, offer relevant comments and beginning to ask questions about what they have heard
  • Ask and understand questions
  • Speaking in his/her family group, using more complex sentences to link thoughts and using new topic vocabulary
  • Use talk to explain, use a variety of tenses
  • Blending sounds together to hear words
  • Using positional language

Literacy

  • Looking at fiction and non-fiction books about Fish, the Sea, Castles, Fairy tales
  • Describe story settings, characters, story structures
  • Handle books and be aware of print
  • Listen to and join in with repeated refrains in stories and with familiar rhymes and songs.
  • Numerous mark making opportunities
  • Developing an interest for different marks seen in the environment.
  • Book share

Maths

  • Counting, recognising some numerals and beginning to represent numbers using fingers and marks on paper.
  • Developing an interest in number problems throughout our daily routines, e.g. counting the number of children who need snack
  • Separating groups in different ways
  • Matching numeral and quantity
  • Comparing two groups
  • Learning to talk about shape, size and position, e.g. taller, round, flat, next to, above, etc.

Physical

  • P.E. in the main school
  • Moving in different ways (jumping, climbing, running, balancing) with confidence and growing control
  • Riding on the tricycles in the garden
  • Playing with balls, hoops, bean bags
  • Using a variety of one handed tools, e.g. cutting with scissors, using tape dispensers, gripping with tweezers
  • Draw lines and circles using gross movements
  • Managing the toilet independently
  • Dressing and undressing, e.g. changing into P.E. kit, with support
  • Learning to talk about and observe the effect of activity on our bodies

Understanding the world

  • Talking about what makes us unique, special times and events
  • Observing and discussing changes in the natural world. The sea, fish. Show care and concern for living things
  • Talk about how things work/why – castles/cottages/materials
  • Learning to operate a variety of ICT equipment and playing with technological toys
  • Visit to Sea Life Centre, Fishmonger Visit
  • Keeping our safe online – ‘let’s ask first’

Expressive arts and design

  • Engaging in imaginative play in our role play areas –Seaside, Pirate ship, Castle, Cottage and playing alongside others who are engaged in the same theme
  • Exploring and constructing with a purpose in mind, using a variety of materials
  • Exploring how different musical instruments can be played and beginning to tap out simple repeated rhythms
  • Moving and dancing in response to different music
  • Making representational drawings/paintings, using colour/texture


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summer treeSummer Term

Growth / Inventions

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Personal and Social Development

  • Initiate conversations and take account of what others say
  • Resolve conflicts sensibly
  • Aware of the boundaries and behavioural expectations of Nursery
  • Building Learning Power – learning skills to be an effective learner
  • Transition
  • Relationships
  • Changing Me

RE

  • Old Testament stories
  • New testament stories
  • Awe and Wonder sessions

Communication and language

  • Developing an awareness of rhythm and rhyme in speech
  • Listening to stories with increasing attention, making predictions and recalling significant parts
  • Listening to the initial sounds in different words
  • Learning to listen to others, offer relevant comments and beginning to ask questions about what they have heard
  • Speaking in his/her family group, using more complex sentences to link thoughts and use new topic vocabulary

Literacy

  • Looking at fiction and non-fiction books about Growth
  • Listen to and join in with repeated refrains in stories and with familiar rhymes and songs.
  • Numerous mark making opportunities
  • Learning to write their name daily, write numbers
  • Developing an interest for different marks seen in the environment.
  • Looking at settings and main characters in books, where the text is etc
  • Phonic oral blending and segmenting
  • Writing their name using correct formation
  • Reading signs and symbols in our environment

Maths

  • Add two sets together practically
  • See patterns
  • Measuring growth with non-standard measures – length and weight
  • Recognise some numerals and beginning to represent numbers using fingers and marks on paper.
  • Developing an interest in number problems throughout our daily routines, e.g. counting the number of children allowed to play on the computers
  • Learning to talk about shape, size and position, e.g. taller, round, flat, next to, above, etc.

Physical

  • PE outside – Games skills
  • Moving in different ways (jumping, climbing, running, balancing) with confidence and growing control
  • Using a variety of one handed tools, e.g. cutting with scissors, using tape dispensers, gripping with tweezers
  • Managing the toilet and hand washing independently
  • Dressing and undressing independently, e.g. changing into P.E. kit
  • Learning to talk about and observe the effect of activity on our bodies
  • Sports day

Understanding the world

  • Planting seeds inside and outside, tending to them watching them grow.
  • Watching eggs hatch and chicks grow
  • Babies growth, visits from new mums
  • Observing and discussing changes in the natural world. Spring/Summer
  • Learning to operate a variety of ICT equipment and playing with technological toys
  • Keeping our safe online – ‘let’s ask first’

Expressive arts and design

  • Engaging in imaginative play in our role play areas Garden Centre, Baby Clinic Inventors studio etc
  • Playing alongside others who are engaged in the same theme
  • Exploring and constructing with a purpose in mind, using a variety of materials
  • Exploring how different musical instruments can be played and beginning to tap out simple repeated rhythms
  • Moving and dancing in response to different music, linking movements together
  • Making representational drawings/paintings


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