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Chantry Primary Academy

Primary Academy

Learning values for life

Nursery Curriculum Overview

Autumn 1 - All About Me


WOW! Factor: Teddy Bear's Picnic.

Fantastic Finish: Zoolab.

Books: Peepo!, Something Special, Guess How Much I Love You, My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh and Titch.

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

Unit 1 Topic Plan

Autumn 2 - Traditional Tales


WOW! Factor: Make bread.

Fantastic Finish: Christmas Party & Concert.

Books: The Little Red Hen, Each Peach Pear Plum, The Gingerbread Man, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Once Upon a Time.

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.

Unit 2 Topic Plan

Spring 1 - Under the Sea


WOW! Factor: Pirate & Mermaid Party.

Fantastic Finish: Valentines Tea Party.

Books: The Rainbow Fish, Commotion in the Ocean, Tiddler, Sharing a Shell, The Little Mermaid, The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid, Pirates Love Underpants.

In this unit we explore what you can find under the sea through lovely story books and research. The children also use their imaginations and experience a pirate themed role play area and dress up as pirates and mermaids.

Unit 3 Topic Plan

Spring 2 - Transport


WOW! Factor: Trip to Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway. (for children transferring to reception in September 2018 only)

Fantastic Finish: Walk to Library.

Books: Mr Gumpy's Motor Car, The Train Ride, The Journey, Mr Gumpy's Outing, Amazing Aeroplanes, Fire Engine is Flashing, Whatever Next.

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.

Unit 4 Topic Plan

Summer 1 - Minibeasts


WOW! Factor: Live Caterpillers.

Fantastic Finish: Ugly Bug Ball.

Books: The Very Hungry Caterpiller, The Very Quiet Cricket, Aaaarrgghh Spider, The Bad-Tempered Ladybird, Honeybee's Busy Day, Incy Wincy Spider.

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.

Unit 5 Topic Plan

Summer 2 - Animals


WOW! Factor: Visit in from a mobile Farm.

Fantastic Finish: Sports Fun Day and Graduation ceremony.

Books: Farmer Duck, Mog and the Ve Ee Tee, Dear Zoo, Rumble in the Jungle, Farmyard Hullabaloo, Owl Babies.

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.

Unit 6 Topic Plan

As you can see 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.