Nursery

Term 1

Favourite Stories
Text:

Book 1 - Brown Bear
Book 2 - Dear Zoo

Unit Title:
All About Me

Engage/Hook:
Bring a Bear Day
Animal footprints on the path

Additional Experiences:
What does it mean to be in Bear Class?
Pattern making

Outcomes (including published work):
Teddy bear calendar to send home for Christmas
Large flap-book to share with the class

 

Term 2

Favourite Stories
Text:

Book 1 - We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Book 2 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Unit Title:
Animals in Stories and in the Environment

Engage/Hook:
Ice, clay, Hide and Seek
Duckling eggs to observe hatching

Additional Experiences:
Librarians to visit
Visit to the Library

Outcomes (including published work):
Learning environment to reflect the story settings

 

Term 3

We will update this information in Term 3.

 


Term 1

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:
EYFS Skills -
Separating from carer
Being brave
Making friends with peers and adults
Access provision and resources independently and tidying -up
Activities -
Role-play dressing up as the animals
Retelling the story
Adults to model class routines
with high expectations

Communication and Language:
EYFS Skills -
Listening and attention
Carpet skills
Joining in with repeated refrains MTYT and whole sentences
Clearly communicates needs
Understanding the size of language
Simple concepts
Respond to simple instructions
Use of simple sentences
Activities -
Sharing books with friends, a small group and an adult
Naming and describing animals
Hiding animals, using positional language
Sorting and grouping teddies
L+S listening activities
Show and Tell
Review time

Physical Development:
EYFS Skills -
Holding a book
Turning pages
Draw lines and circles using gross motor skills
Beginning to show hand dominance
Use one-handed tools
Beginning to show self-care in toileting and putting their coat on
Activities -
Adults to model enjoyment of books
Mark-making in and outside
Finger-gym
Playdough Disco
Adults to model washing hands and flushing toilet
Children taught how to put on their coat independently

Literacy:
EYFS Skills -
Nursery Rhyme project with parents
Looks at books independently
Listens and joins in with stories Handling books carefully and using them correctly
Distinguishes between different marks they make.
Activities -
Weekly rhyme to be sent home
Daily Rhyme and story time
Adults to model how to use and enjoy books
Mark-making
Pencil grip assessment

Maths:
EYFS Skills -
Maths Meetings and Maths Mastery
Using number language and number names in play
The stable order principle, counting to 5
Correspondence principle- 1-1 Maths Assessment sheet?
Looking at pattern
Activities -
Sorting Teddies/animals and colours
Grouping
Describing attributes, looking at colour and size.
Adults to model how to count and to finger match items
Number songs
Creating patterns
Copying patterns
Pattern repeats

Understanding the world:
EYFS Skills -
Looking for colours in the environment
Talking about themselves, their families and their traditions
Activities -
Natural changes outside in the environment
Looking for signs of autumn
Harvest Festival songs and rhymes

RE:
EYFS Skills -
Learning about special times of the year
Activities -
Harvest festival
Diwali

Expressive arts and design:
EYFS Skills -
Exploring colour and texture of bears and the animals in the story
How to change colour or texture.
Activities -
Drawings
Paintings and colour mixing
Collages

Term 2

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:
EYFS Skills -`
To be a confident communicator and to make friends.
To enjoy being responsible for my things.
Activities -
To play in a group to tell the story by extending and elaborating play ideas
To learn how to be tidy and put their things in the right places

Communication and Language:
EYFS Skills -
Listening and attention
Carpet skills
Joining in with repeated refrains MTYT and speaking in whole sentences.
Share Sustained Thinking.
Activities -
To listen to stories with increasing attention and recall.
To listen carefully to instructions
Use positional language.
RWI listening activities
Show and Tell
Review time

Physical Development:
EYFS Skills -
Turning pages by the corners
Adding details to lines and circles using gross and fine motor skills
Strengthening the dominant hand for writing.
Using scissors.
Beginning to show self-care in toileting and putting their coat on independently.
Activities -
Daily writing challenges.
Mark-making in and outside
Finger-gym
Playdough Disco
Scissor skills and cutting challenges.
Adults to model wiping nose, washing hands and flushing toilet.
Children taught how to put on their coat independently

Literacy:
EYFS Skills -
Looks at books independently
Holding a book, the right way up and tracking text top to bottom, left to right.
Listens and joins in with stories Distinguishes between different marks they make.
Activities -
Daily rhymes and story time.
Adults to model enjoyment and use of books.
Mark-making challenges.
Pencil grip support and name writing cards.

Maths:
EYFS Skills -
Maths Meetings and Maths Mastery
Using number language and number names in play
The stable order principle, counting to 10/20
Correspondence principle- 1-1
Looking at pattern and early number up to 5
Activities -
Continuing with early number. Measure, comparing size and weight. Thinking about full, empty and half-full.
Grocer’s shop so we can buy and sort food for the caterpillar.
Adults to model how to count and to finger match items to find the total.
Number songs
Symmetry
Copying patterns and repeating patterns. Creating symmetrical patterns

Understanding the world:
EYFS Skills -
Looking for colours in the environment
Talking about themselves, their families and their traditions at Easter time
Activities -
Life cycles
Natural changes outside in the environment
Talking about the weather. Looking for signs of Spring.

RE:
EYFS Skills -
Learning about special times of the year, Easter.
Activities -
Easter celebrations
Looking after animals, creatures and the environment.

Expressive arts and design:
EYFS Skills -
Exploring colour and texture of bears and the animals in the stories.
How to change colour or texture.
Activities -
Drawings
Paintings and colour mixing
Collages
Pattern making

Term 3

We will update this information in Term 3.