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Nursery Curriculum 2016-2017

Spring Term 2

The children will be learning:

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

  1. to express their own preferences and interests
  2. to seek out others to share experiences
  3. to confidently ask for help when needed
  4. to manage changes to routines

 

Physical Development

  1. to put on their coat and begin to manage the fastenings
  2. to negotiate space when moving freely
  3. to use tools and equipment with increasing control
  4. to hold a pencil correctly and use it with good control

 

Communication & Language

  1. to use a range of tenses
  2. to begin to link thoughts eg by using and/because
  3. to follow directions given by adults
  4. to respond to simple questions
  5. to use simple describing words
  6. to use new vocabulary related to their learning

 

Literacy

  1. to join in with familiar rhymes and repeated refrains
  2. to name characters in stories
  3. to hear and say the phonemes at the beginning of words
  4. to write letter shapes  in different media

 

Mathematics

  1. to say and use number names
  2. to accurately count sets of objects
  3. to compare quantities
  4. to compare objects using heavier/lighter than

 

Understanding the World

  1. to talk about family members
  2. to know about some Easter customs
  3. what happens in Spring
  4. to talk about how things work
  5. to develop skill in using controls and switches to operate equipment

 

Expressive Arts & Design

  1. to explore how colours can be changed
  2. to collage with different textures
  3. to make sounds with different objects
  4. to engage in imaginative play and build stories around toys

 

 

Spring Term 1

The children will be learning:

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

  1. to express their own preferences and interests
  2. to seek out others to share experiences
  3. to confidently ask for help when needed
  4. to respond positively to praise

 

Physical Development

  1. to put on their coat and begin to manage the fastenings
  2. to confidently move freely in a range of ways
  3. to use tools and equipment such as pencils, scissors, staplers, tape dispensers
  4. to hold a pencil correctly and use it with good control

 

 

Communication & Language

  1. to use a range of tenses
  2. to begin to link thoughts eg by using and/because
  3. to follow directions given by adults
  4. to respond to simple questions
  5. to use simple describing words
  6. to use new vocabulary related to their learning

 

 

Literacy

  1. to join in with familiar rhymes and repeated refrains
  2. to listen and respond to a range of stories
  3. to hear and say rhyming words
  4. to have a go at mark-making in different media and at writing (lists/stories/cards)

 

Mathematics

  1. to say and use number names
  2. to accurately count sets of objects
  3. to compare quantities
  4. to sort and match like objects
  5. to use coins to pay for things

 

 

 

Understanding the World

  1. how to keep warm in winter
  2. how to look after living things in the winter
  3. what happens when ice melts
  4. to talk about things they have observed
  5. to develop skill in using controls and switches to operate equipment

 

Expressive Arts & Design

  1. to explore how colours can be changed
  2. to collage with different textures
  3. to move rhythmically in response to music and dance
  4. to engage in imaginative play and build stories around toys

 

 

 

 

Autumn Term 2

The children will be learning:

Personal, Social & Emotional Development  
  1. to begin to form some friendships
  2. to share equipment with others
  3. to stop themselves doing something they shouldn’tto respond positively to praise

  Physical Development

 

  1. to use the toilet by themselves
  2. to climb and balance with confidence
  3. to use tools and equipment such as pencils, scissors, staplers, tape dispensers
  4. to squash, squeeze, roll and prod malleable materials
  5. to fill different containers and pour carefully to draw lines, circles and zig-zags
Communication and Language  
  1. to talk in a clear voice
  2. to verbally express own needs
  3. to follow directions given by adults
  4. to respond to simple questions
  5. to use simple describing words to use new vocabulary related to their learning
  Literacy

 

  1. to join in with familiar rhymes and repeated refrains
  2. to listen and respond to a range of stories
  3. to read familiar signs and logos to have a go at writing (lists/stories/cards)
Mathematics  
  1. to say and use number names
  2. to accurately count sets of objects
  3. to use the language of size
  4. to respond to and use capacity words to find shapes in the environment
  Understanding the World

 

  1. about firefighters
  2. about celebrations including Diwali and Christmas
  3. to describe vegetables
  4. to develop skill in controlling the computer mouse and in mark-making on the Interactive Whiteboard
Expressive Arts & Design  
  1. to paint with different media such as cotton buds, marbles, printing blocks
  2. to express themselves through music and dance
  3. to engage in imaginative play – home corner, fire station, building site, market stall

 

 

Autumn Term 1

The children will be learning:

Personal, Social & Emotional Development  
  1. to stay at Nursery without a parent/carer
  2. to play alongside other children
  3. to wait for their turn in a small group
  4. to begin to understand good and bad behaviour choices to develop greater confidence & independence

 

  Physical Development

 

  1. to use the toilet by themselves
  2. to move confidently  in different ways eg running, jumping, climbing, sliding
  3. to use tools and equipment such as pencils, scissors, paintbrushes, hammers and pegs
  4. to use their hands and tools to manipulate playdough
  5. to pour carefully from a jugto draw lines and circles
Communication and Language  
  1. to talk in a clear voice
  2. to verbally express own needs
  3. to follow directions given by adults
  4. to respond to simple questionsto use simple describing words

 

  Literacy

 

  1. to join in with familiar rhymes
  2. to listen and respond to favourite stories
  3. to read familiar signs and logos to have a go at writing (lists/stories/cards)
Mathematics  
  1. to say and use number names
  2. to accurately count sets of objects
  3. to sort like objects into groups to respond to and begin to use measuring and shape words

 

  Understanding the World

 

  1. to know key places in the nursery environment
  2. to talk about the things they see and their experiences of the world
  3. about Autumnal changes
  4. to develop skill in controlling the computer mouse and in mark-making on the Interactive Whiteboard
Expressive Arts & Design  
  1. to experiment with different media such as paint, glue and collage materials
  2. to express themselves through music and dance
  3. to engage in imaginative play – home corner, building site, train station, garage