Nursery

Nursery Curriculum Overview

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2016-2017

Miss Collins

 


2015-2016

 Colour Week

Hooray it’s colour week!

We have been wearing a different colours everyday.

Monday was Red day

Tuesday was Blue day

Wednesday was Green day

Thursday was Yellow day

Friday was Purple day

We have also been reading lots of Elmer books. We like Elmer because he has lots of beautiful colours on his body. On the creative table we used lots of different materials and resources to design our very own elephants. We even gave them names!

Finally we wrote special postcards to Elmer to tell her all about our colour celebration. We cut out and glued the stamps then put them in the post box.

Red Day Blue Day Blue Day 2 Green Day Green Day 2 Yellow Day Yellow Day 2 Purple Day Purple Day 2

 Our Writing

We are practising how to recognise and begin to form the letters in our name.
We are using big resources such as chalk, felt tips and markers to help us with our pencil grip.

                                   

 

Our Numbers

          

 

Role Play - The Doctors Surgery

We have been busy taking care of those who are feeling unwell.

Our special red phone is always busy with people ringing for appointments.

We are using a mark making skills to fill in appointment cards and write prescriptions.

We are using our counting skills to count how many patients we have.

The Doctors and Nurses look very smart in their special uniforms.

Our patients are very brave when they come to the surgery for an injection.

 

                                               

 

Role Play - The Restaurant

We have been busy making lots of delicious food in our Restaurant.
It was lots of fun mixing, rolling, baking, sprinkling and chopping different foods during our role play.
We used our mark making skills to choose from the menu and take orders.
Our customers  were always very polite and used kind words like please and thank you.
Most of our customers chose ice cream, cake and spaghetti!
We even enjoyed doing the washing up!

             

 

 


 Nursery Curriculum Overview

 

Nursery

 

 

Autumn 1

 

Autumn 2

 

Topic

 

My new school / all about me

 

Autumn – colours / harvest

Celebrations – Firework night, Diwali, Christmas

 

Personal, social and emotional development

 

Develop familiarity with new setting and staff within the Foundation Stage. Develop new friendships with children both in Nursery and Reception classes. Establish routines. Develop independence when using provision.

 

Continue to develop independence and confidence in new school routines. Focus on turn taking and sharing. Develop an understanding for rules and expectations within the Nursery setting and Outdoor/Garden area.

 

Physical development

 

Develop fine motor skills through finger gym activities. Model and encourage correct pencil grip and use of scissors. Regular PE sessions and large motor skill outdoor activity sessions.

 

Develop fine motor skills through finger gym activities. Model and encourage correct pencil grip and use of scissors. Regular PE sessions and large motor skill outdoor activity sessions.

 

Communication and Language

 

Provide opportunities for children to talk to adults and other children in small groups. Develop attention when listening to a range of stories / rhymes and songs. Talk about themselves and their families. Learn to follow class rules / instructions.

 

Provide opportunities for children to speak aloud in a range of situations. Develop listening and attention skills through stories, rhymes, games, instructions. Model correct use of tenses / he-she, him-her.

 

Literacy

 

Identify own name and be able to recognise/read it. Children to regularly share reading books at home with adults. Begin to practise good listening skills in preparation for Environmental sounds Topic. Children to have opportunities to label parts of the body / each other / family members.

 

Provide opportunities inside and outside for independent writing activities. Begin Environmental sounds topic. Provide stimulation and meaning for writing – local walks, letter to Santa, Christmas cards, invitations and environmental sounds lists. Continue to share reading books. Book buddies.

 

Mathematics

 

Begin to develop a repertoire of number rhymes and songs .Daily counting of children in class / boys / girls. Activities related to measuring / comparing each other – tallest, shortest, hand and feet size. Number focus week searching for missing numbers in the outdoor area.

 

Ongoing general number work counting to 20, and beginning to count back from 10.

Explore regular 2D shapes. Understanding patterns – using shapes, voice, musical instruments, Christmas decorations.

 

Understanding the world

 

Children to become familiar with their new environment – walk around the school grounds. Develop understanding of the similarities and differences between each other including their families and homes.

 

Children to talk about important events and celebrations in their own lives. Develop understanding of seasons and weather through daily ‘weather watch’. Autumn walk around school grounds collecting leaves and other foliage. Understanding of other’s people’s beliefs and cultures (Diwali).

 

Expressive arts and design

 

Children to use a range of materials to make self-portraits / family pictures / pictures and models of new class / school. Children will develop their Fine Motor Skills through craft and collage. Children to sing songs related to body parts / me etc. Children to have access to musical instruments outside.

 

Children to learn and sign songs for Christmas production. Cards, calendars, candle holder, poppies, rockets, decorations.

Children will develop their Fine Motor Skills through craft and collage.

 

Religion

 

Weekly class worship and prayer circle.

Daily prayers in class.

Contribute to class prayer book.

 

 

Take part in school assemblies once a term.

Daily prayers in class.

Contribute to class prayer book. Take part in Christmas production. Look at other faiths – Diwali (11-15 Nov)