Nursery Curriculum Overview
Autumn 1 - All About Me
WOW! Factor: Teddy Bear's Picnic
Fantastic Finish: Zoolab animal visit
- Something Special
- Guess How Much I Love You
- My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh
We explore ourselves and our families and get to know each other. We discuss our senses and use them through different activities
Autumn 2 - Traditional Tales
Fantastic Finish: Christmas Party & Concert.
- 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.
Spring 1 - Under the Sea
WOW! Factor: Pirate & Mermaid Party.
Fantastic Finish: Valentines Tea Party.
- The Rainbow Fish
- Commotion in the Ocean
- Sharing a Shell
- The Fairytale Haridresser 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.
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
- 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.
Summer 1 - Minibeasts
WOW! Factor: Live Caterpillers.
Fantastic Finish: Ugly Bug Ball.
- 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.
Summer 2 - Animals
WOW! Factor: Visit in from a mobile Farm.
Fantastic Finish: Graduation ceremony.
- 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.