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Nursery

Please see the table below for an outline of this year's curriculum for Nursery.

 

 
TERM

AUTUMN 1

Me and My Community
Exploring Autumn

AUTUMN 2

Once Upon a Time
Sparkle & Shine

Quality TextsOnce There Were Giants by Martin Waddle
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr.
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
We're Going on a Leaf Hunt
Goldilocks
Little Red Riding Hood
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Three Little Pigs
Cinderella
Rapunzel
The Jolly Postman
Communication and LanguageListening, attention and understanding:
Responding to name; following simple instructions.
Speaking: Using simple sentences, Communicating basic needs to adults and peers.
Listening, attention and understanding: To sit and listen during activities
Speaking: Holding simple conversations with adults and peers.
Key VocabularyBody parts
Senses
Feelings
Autumn
Occupations
Fireworks
Colours
Shapes
Christmas
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PHSE)Self-regulation: Settling in, separating from main carer
Managing self: Toileting and handwashing.
Building relationships: with new peers and new adults
Self-regulation: Settling in, separating from main carer.
Managing self: managing clothing independently for outdoors
Building relationships: Learning how to share and take turns with resources and play with other children
Physical DevelopmentGross motor skills: Moving in different ways & moving with confidence and co-ordination.
Fine motor skills: Building strength and dexterity; making changes to malleable materials.
Ongoing: access to climbing and balancing equipment, wheeled toys, small and large construction, balls, finger gym, yoga, music and movement
Gross motor skills: Moving in different ways; climbing and balancing; using equipment safely.
Fine motor skills: Work on hand exercises eg. Pincer movements; making changes to malleable materials.
Ongoing: access to climbing and balancing equipment, wheeled toys, small and large construction, balls, finger gym, yoga, music and movement
LiteracyComprehension; Joining in with repeated phrases in familiar stories and rhymes.
Word reading: Recognising name.
Writing: Develop an interest in mark making.
Phonics: Environmental sounds.
Joining in with repeated phrases in familiar stories and rhymes.
Ongoing access to book corner, puppets, role play, story sacks, story CDs, writing tools, name cards, malleable materials, puzzles
Comprehension: Joining in with repeated phrases in familiar stories and rhymes; story talk- characters, settings and events.
Word reading: Recognising name.
Writing: Controlled mark making.
Phonics: Instrumental sounds; Body percussion.
Ongoing access to book corner, puppets, role play, story sacks, story CDs, writing tools, name cards, malleable materials, puzzles
MathematicsNumber rhymes and songs
Numbers in the environment
Counting spontaneously in play
Counting-like behaviour
Size: Big and small
Shape and space- construction
Number rhymes and songs- finger counting
Counting, numerals and subitising to three.
Patterns
Positional language.
Time- daily routine; sequencing "now" "next"
Shape and space- construction
Size: length, height and capacity
Understanding the WorldPast and present: Changes as we grow.
People culture and communities: Ourselves and our families; our school community; People who help us (occupations)
The natural world: Our body; Our 5 Senses; Autumn; Planting Spring bulbs.
Ongoing access to indoor and outdoor provision in all weathers, natural materials, toys with moving parts, sensory play, sand and water, pond and minibeast areas
Past and present: Sources of light; Kings and queens; Castles and towers.
People culture and communities: Celebrations and festivals
The natural world: Sources of light; materials
Ongoing access to indoor and outdoor provision in all weathers, natural materials, toys with moving parts, sensory play, sand and water, pond and minibeast areas
Expressive Arts and DesignCreating with materials: Self-portraits and family pictures; Clay hedgehogs; natural objects art
Being imaginative and expressive: Exploring materials with our senses; Home role play; People who help us role play
Ongoing access to a variety of mark making tools, craft resources, malleable materials, role play, small world toys and musical instruments for child led learning
Creating with materials: Building castles and towers; shiny and sparkly collage; World Nursery Rhyme Week; Bonfire night art, craft and music; Remembrance day art.
Christmas crafts & cards.
Being imaginative and expressive: Exploring colour, shape, sound and pattern; traditional tales role play; Christmas performance
Ongoing access to a variety of mark making tools, craft resources, malleable materials, role play, small world toys and musical instruments for child led learning
Religious Education (RE)God's Family
The Good Samaritan
People who Help us
Harvest
Ongoing: Daily prayers and collective worship

Celebrations
Festivals of light
Advent    

Christmas
Ongoing: Daily prayers and collective worship

PSHE JigsawBeing Me in my WorldCelebrating Difference
Antibullying week (friendships)

 

 
TERM

SPRING 1

Starry Night
Winter Wonderland

SPRING 2
Dinosaurs
Puddles and Rainbows
Spring & Easter
Quality TextsPeace at Last by Jill Murphy
Whatever Next! By Jill Murphy
Night Monkey, Day Monkey by Julia Donaldson
How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Penguin Small by Mick Inkpen
The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson

Dinosaur Roar! by Henrietta Strickland

Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson

The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Elmer by David McKee
Spring
We're Going on an Egg Hunt

Communication and LanguageListening, attention and understanding: Understanding who, what, when, where questions.
Speaking: Listening with increased attention and recall.
Listening, attention and understanding: Beginning to follow more complex instructions.
Speaking: recall of stories and events in more detail.
Key VocabularyLight and Dark
Day and night
Space
Winter
Weather
Dinosaurs
Colours
Feelings
Weather
Spring
Easter
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PHSE)Self-regulation: Exploring feelings.
Managing self: Follow boundaries and routines.
Building relationships: Building and extending friendship groups - inclusion
Dental health
Self-regulation: Accepting the needs of others and tolerating a delay.
Managing self: Changing behaviour for different situations.
Building relationships: Showing kindness to others.
Keeping Healthy
Physical Development

Gross motor skills: Negotiating space successfully; Balancing.
Fine motor skills: Hand exercises for strength and dexterity;

Snipping with scissors.
Ongoing: access to climbing and balancing equipment, wheeled toys, small and large construction, balls, finger gym, yoga, music and movement

Gross motor skills: Throwing and catching; ball skills.
Fine motor skills: Begin to work on pencil grip and control;

Building confidence and skills to use one-handed equipment
Ongoing: access to climbing and balancing equipment, wheeled toys, small and large construction, balls, finger gym, yoga, music and movement

Literacy

Comprehension;

Using stories in their play.
Word reading: Enjoy reading stories with adults and peers;

Noticing words in the environment.
Writing: Develop ability to distinguish between marks made.
Phonics: Rhyme and rhythm.
Ongoing access to book corner, puppets, role play, story sacks, story CDs, writing tools, name cards, malleable materials, puzzles

Comprehension; Creating their own stories in play with props; Express thoughts about shared stories; talk about favourite stories.
Word reading: Noticing words in the environment.
Writing: Making marks for name.
Phonics: Voice sounds.
Ongoing access to book corner, puppets, role play, story sacks, story CDs, writing tools, name cards, malleable materials, puzzles
Mathematics

Number songs and rhymes
Showing fingers for amounts - counting aloud
Subitising to three (quick recognition)
Describing routes and locations
Comparing quantities- more and fewer
Days of the week; 

Seasons
Recognising and matching shapes in the environment

Number songs and rhymes
Showing fingers for amounts- counting aloud
Counting reliably to five saying one number name for each item in order
Compare two quantities "more" and "fewer"
Cardinal principle (Last number reached tells you how many)
Talk about and explore 2D and 3D shapes using informal and then mathematical language
Identifying and talking about patterns in the environment
Measures: Length
Understanding the World

Past and present: Space discoveries.
People culture and communities: Lunar new year;

Polar lands.
The natural world: Winter;

Light and Dark; shadows;

Polar lands;

freezing and melting
Ongoing access to indoor and outdoor provision in all weathers, natural materials, toys with moving parts, sensory play, sand and water, pond and minibeast areas

Past and present: Dinosaurs
People culture and communities: Healthy living;

Easter and Spring festivals
The natural world: Spring;

Puddles and rainbows;

Spring bulbs- observations
Ongoing access to indoor and outdoor provision in all weathers, natural materials, toys with moving parts, sensory play, sand and water, pond and minibeast areas

Expressive Arts and DesignCreating with materials: Starry night themed crafts; exploring patterns in nature
Being imaginative and expressive: Polar lands role play
Ongoing access to a variety of mark making tools, craft resources, malleable materials, role play, small world toys and musical instruments for child led learning

Creating with materials: Dinosaur fossils; exploring colour mixing;

natural objects art;

patterns and colours in nature
Being imaginative and expressive: Dinosaur role play;

feelings role play; Easter and spring songs
Make a healthy snack
Mother’s Day cards
Ongoing access to a variety of mark making tools, craft resources, malleable materials, role play, small world toys and musical instruments for child led learning

Religious Education (RE)Being thankful
How Jesus helped people
Ongoing: Daily prayers and collective worship

Spring Festivals
Lent  

Palm Sunday    

Zaccheus
Easter  

Mother's day
Ongoing: Daily prayers and collective worship

PSHE JigsawDreams and GoalsHealthy Me!
 
TERMSUMMER 1
Sunshine & Flowers
Shadows & Reflections

SUMMER 2

Big Wide World
Splash!

Quality TextsThe Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Superworm by Julia Donaldson
I can Grow a Sunflower by DK
Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt
All are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
Welcome to our World by Moira Butterfield
Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne
A is for Africa by Ifeoma Onyefulu
Tidy by Emily Gravett
Clean up! by Nathan Byron
Mr Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham
You Choose by Pippa Goodhart
Commotion in the Ocean by Gile Andrea
Communication and Language

Listening, attention and understanding:
Maintaining attention and concentrating during activities.
Speaking: Understanding and answering "why?" questions;

Extended vocabulary

Listening, attention and understanding:
Maintaining attention and concentrating during activities.
Speaking: Asking and responding to a range of questions;

Using a wide range of vocabulary during activities and experiences

Key VocabularyGrowing
Life cycles
Plants
Animals
Shadows & reflections
Features of the natural world
Places
Under the sea
Transport
Summer
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PHSE)Self-regulation: Exploring and managing own feelings in different situations.
Managing self: To take care of own needs.
Building relationships: Working together, sharing ideas and opinions
Self-regulation: Transition to reception- changes and moving on
Managing self: Standing up for ourselves; Adapting to change
Building relationships: Resolving conflicts
Physical DevelopmentGross motor skills: Teddy tennis.
Fine motor skills: Further fine motor skills to develop a secure tripod pencil grip
Ongoing: access to climbing and balancing equipment, wheeled toys, small and large construction, balls, finger gym, yoga, music and movement

Gross motor skills: Team games;

Sports Day;

Purpose of exercise and the effect it has on our body
Fine motor skills: Developing a tripod pencil grip;

cutting along a straight and curved line with scissors
Ongoing: access to climbing and balancing equipment, wheeled toys, small and large construction, balls, finger gym, yoga, music and movement

Literacy

Comprehension;

Recall key events in stories
Word reading: Recognising and ordering the letters from their name
Writing: Copying name and writing recognisable letters
Phonics: Alliteration and initial sounds
Ongoing access to book corner, puppets, role play, story sacks, story CDs, writing tools, name cards, malleable materials, puzzles

Comprehension; Sequencing key events in stories; to re-tell a familiar story.
Word reading: Recognising some letters.
Writing: Writing name with increasing independence.
Phonics: Oral Blending and Segmenting.
Ongoing access to book corner, puppets, role play, story sacks, story CDs, writing tools, name cards, malleable materials, puzzles.
MathematicsNumber songs and rhymes.
Showing fingers for amounts- counting aloud.
Recognising numerals and matching quantities to five.
Representing five in different ways and subitising to five.
Cardinal principle.
Talk about and explore 2D and 3D shapes using informal and then mathematical language.
Understand and use positional language
Repeating patterns: copying, completing, creating and correcting errors
Measures: Height
Number songs and rhymes
Showing fingers for amounts- counting aloud
Give one more/less from a small group.
Solve simple real-world problems to five
Rote count to and from 10, showing fingers for amounts
Compare quantities- more than, fewer than, the same
Select shapes appropriately
Combine shapes to make new ones.
Sequence events- real or fictional "first, then, next.."
Describe a familiar route.
Measures: Capacity
Understanding the World

Past and present: Life cycles
People culture and communities: Understanding, respect and care for living things, including humans
The natural world: Spring to summer; shadows and reflections;

Planting and growing
Ongoing access to indoor and outdoor provision in all weathers, natural materials, toys with moving parts, sensory play, sand and water, pond and minibeast areas

Past and present: Pirates; at the seaside.
People culture and communities: People around the world.
The natural world: Summer;

Water;

features of the world;

floating and sinking
Ongoing access to indoor and outdoor provision in all weathers, natural materials, toys with moving parts, sensory play, sand and water, pond and minibeast areas

Expressive Arts and DesignCreating with materials: Patterns in nature- symmetry; colour mixing; collage.
Being imaginative and expressive: Butterfly and insects songs, dances and movements
Ongoing access to a variety of mark making tools, craft resources, malleable materials, role play, small world toys and musical instruments for child led learning

Creating with materials: Salt dough/modelling clay sea creatures.
Being imaginative and expressive: Pirates role play;

Ice cream shop
Ongoing access to a variety of mark making tools, craft resources, malleable materials, role play, small world toys and musical instruments for child led learning

Religious Education (RE)Thank You God for our Wonderful World
Father's day
Ongoing: Daily prayers and collective worship

Creation      

Noah's Ark
Ten Ten resources: Life to the Full
Ongoing: Daily prayers and collective worship

PSHE JigsawRelationshipsRSE: Ten Ten resources
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