Welcome to Nursery
Topics for the Year
Throughout the year the curriculum will be covered using the following topics:
Autumn 1: Ourselves
Autumn 2: People who help us
Spring 1: Nursery Rhymes
Spring 2: Growth and change
Summer 1: Bears
Summer 2: Animals
Areas of the EYFS:
Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
Children make friends and build relationship with their teachers. Become more confident in new situations and talk to others freely about own home and community. Children accept the needs of others and take turns and share resources. They are aware of own feelings and of others too,
Communication and Language
Children will be able to follow directions and listen to stories with increasing attention and recall. Children understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions. They are encouraged to talk about their ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next. Also question why things happen and give explanations.
Children move with confidence in a range of ways such as rolling, walking, running, skipping etc. Display good grip when holding a pencil and copy letters. Become more independent in self care such toileting, washing hands, and feeding.
Children listen to stories with increasing attention and recall. Describe main story settings, events, characters and suggest how the story might end. Give meaning to marks they make by talking about their work. Children are introduced to letters and sounds which use to read and write simple words in the summer term.
Children will be given a maths ‘passport’ that they will start working on in January. The mental skills the children learn range from counting and recognising to 10 to matching quantity to the numbers. These maths targets will be shared with you so you can help your child at home. Every time a child reaches and meets their target they receive a certificate.
Understanding the World
Children will be talking about own families, special events and community and also learn about others. They will talk about things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects. Develop an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time. Children learn how to operate simple equipment and programmes on the computer.
Expressive Arts and Design
Children capture experiences using a range of media, such as music, dance and paint and other materials or words. For example use their imagination to build stories around toys.
Children take home story books on a weekly basis. Children have the opportunity to take home Paddington Bear for an adventure which they share with the rest of the class.