Nursery

Welcome to Nursery, where your child will be given plenty of fun and engaging learning opportunities which are explored through play.

In the Foundation stage there are seven key areas of learning, which are all interlinked:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

These key themes are taught and underpinned through our topic approach where the children will enjoy practical and hands on learning experiences to help them learn new skills.

During the Autumn term children will enjoy the topics Me and My Community and Exploring Autumn. Here they will learn about the different communities that they are part of and explore their family, friendship, school and people who help in the local community. When Exploring Autumn, the children will look at the natural changes that happen including why trees lose their leaves. Within this term we will also cover Once Upon a Time and Rhyme Time. Our Once Upon a Time topic develops children's language and love of familiar stories. Children are encouraged to re-tell and act out traditional tales including Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs. Rhyme Time is also a language rich project that teaches the children a variety of traditional rhymes, poems and song, giving them the opportunity to play with words and learn new vocabulary.

In the Spring term our topics are Starry Night and Winter Wonderland. These projects teach the children about the importance of a good night's sleep and helps them to discover what is happening in the world while they are sleeping. They will also look at what changes happen during winter including the different types of weather. It also explores environments that have snow all year round. Later in Spring, the children will consider where their food comes from by looking at food and farming and the importance of a healthy, well balanced diet in our Ready, Steady, Grow project. Our final topic for Spring is Puddles and Rainbows which teaches the children about the weather that happens during spring.

Finally, in the Summer term, children will look at Animal Safari and learn about the different animals that live all around the world. The companion project Creep, Crawl and Wriggle lets children learn about the tiny creatures that live in their gardens and their local environment. Within this term we will also look at On the Beach where children will learn about the plants and wildlife that live at the seaside. They will also explore holidays in the past and the importance of keeping safe in the sun. Children will also begin to understand about the importance of daily exercise to keep them healthy and explore the different types of games and activities that they can play outside in summer.

As well as our wonderful topics we also follow the children's interests, which are reflected through our child-initiated and adult led activities.

Nursery staff are Mrs Walker and Miss McInerney.

Our Learning

Find out what we are learning in Summer Term 2022: