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Our Value for this term is ASPIRATION

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Values Programme

Chantry Primary Academy

Chantry
Primary Academy

Learning values for life

Nursery Curriculum Overview

Autumn 1 - All About Me

WOW! Factor: Teddy Bear's Picnic

Fantastic Finish: Zoolab animal visit

Books:

  • Peepo!
  • Something Special
  • Guess How Much I Love You
  • My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh
  • Titch

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

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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 3 Billy Goats Gruff
  • Goldilocks & The 3 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.

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Spring 1 - Under the Sea

 WOW! Factor: Pirate & Mermaid Party.

Fantastic Finish: Valentines Tea Party.

Books: 

  • The Rainbow Fish
  • Commotion in the Ocean
  • Sharing a Shell
  • The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid
  • Pirates Love Underpants

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

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Spring 2 - Transport

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

Fantastic Finish: Walk to Library

Books:

  • Mr Gumpy's Motor Car
  • The Train Ride
  • Amazing Aeroplanes
  • Fire Engine is Flashing
  • Whatever Next
  • The Wheels on the Bus

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.

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Summer 1 - Minibeasts

 WOW! Factor: Live Caterpillers.

Fantastic Finish: Ugly Bug Ball.

Books: 

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • 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.

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Summer 2 - Animals

WOW! Factor: Visit in from a mobile Farm

Fantastic Finish: 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.

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.

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