Our Value for this term is RESPECT

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Nursery Curriculum Overview

Autumn 1 - All About Us

WOW! Factor: Teddy Bear's Picnic

Fantastic Finish: Zoolab animal visit

Books:

  • You Choose.
  • My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh
  • Titch

We explore ourselves and our families and get to know each other. We discuss our senses and use them through different activities.

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Autumn 2 - Traditional Tales

WOW! Factor: Make bread

Fantastic Finish: Christmas Party & Concert

Books:

  • The Little Red Hen
  • Each Peach Pear Plum
  • The 3 Billy Goats Gruff
  • Cinderella

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.

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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.

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Spring 2 - Transport

WOW! Factor: Build and decorate large train for role play.

Fantastic Finish: Walk to Library

Books:

  • 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.

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Summer 1 - Minibeasts

WOW! Factor: Visit from the Library 

Fantastic Finish: Ugly Bug Ball

Books: 

  • 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.

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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.

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