Nursery Curriculum Overview
Autumn 1 - All About Us
WOW! Factor: Teddy Bear's Picnic
Fantastic Finish: Zoolab animal visit
- You Choose.
- My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh
We explore ourselves and our families and get to know each other. We discuss our senses and use them through different activities.
Autumn 2 - Traditional Tales
WOW! Factor: Make bread
Fantastic Finish: Christmas Party & Concert
- The Little Red Hen
- Each Peach Pear Plum
- The 3 Billy Goats Gruff
In this unit, we explore traditional stories and look at different versions. The children enjoy joining in with reading the stories and acting them out with puppets.
Spring 1 - Under the Sea
WOW! Factor: Messy Day
Fantastic Finish: Art show to parents
- The Rainbow Fish
- Commotion in the Ocean
- Sharing a Shell
- Pirates Love Underpants
In this unit, we explore what you can find under the sea through lovely storybooks and research. The children also use their imaginations and experience a pirate-themed role play area and dress up as pirates and mermaids.
Spring 2 - Transport
WOW! Factor: Build and decorate large train for role play.
Fantastic Finish: Walk to Library
- Mr Gumpy's Motor Car
- The Train Ride
- Amazing Aeroplanes
- Rosie’s walk
In this unit, we look at different modes of transport and how we travel to different places around the world. We experience going on a coach and train journey. We learn more about the topic through stories, songs, small world and imaginative play.
Summer 1 - Minibeasts
WOW! Factor: Visit from the Library
Fantastic Finish: Ugly Bug Ball
- The Very Hungry Caterpiller
- The Very Quiet Cricket
- The Bad-Tempered Ladybird
- Mad About Minibeasts.
In this unit we explore lots of different minibeasts. The children enjoy watching our live caterpillars turn into butterflies and they create their own mini-beasts using a variety of media. They learn about life cycles.
Summer 2 - Animals
WOW! Factor: Toy Picnic
Fantastic Finish: Art Exhibition
Book: Dear Zoo Author: Rod Campbell
The children learn about a variety of different animals and their young. We also have a vet’s role play area where they learn how to care for animals.
The children cover a broad range of topics through a variety of fiction books with exciting activities to open and close each topic. They are also exposed to a variety of non-fiction texts and find out answers to their questions using the Internet too. They also learn a variety of songs and nursery rhymes every half term too.