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Nursery Curriculum

Nursery Curriculum Overview

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Communication and Language and Literacy

Reading, Writing, Speaking, Understanding, Listening and Attention

Autumn Term 1 - Spread the Happiness Autumn Term 2 - Food Glorious Food
  • Spread the Happiness Texts Autumn 1 – Texts - Elmer, Blue Balloon, Minions, Giraffe Can’t Dance, The Three Little Pigs, Monsters Love Underpants.
  • Key Vocabulary – Knowledge of feelings vocabulary
  • Reading Buddies/ Reading Together
  • Tales Toolkit: Character
  • Name recognition
  • Story maps
  • Story structure
  • Story stones
  • Mark making, Funky Fingers area
  • Letters and Sounds Phase 1 phonics
  • Daily Shared Reading sessions elements of Guided Reading
  • Whizzy Word Wall, Whizzy Writers
  • Sparkly Spellers provision
  • Squiggle While You Wiggle
  • Dough Disco
  • Role-play stories
  • Puppets
  • Following instructions
  • Writing, Reading and Squiggle area provision
  • WELLCOMM
  • DEAL initiative
  • Spread the Happiness Texts Autumn 2 – How to Grow a Dinosaur, We’re Going on a Bear hunt, Frozen, Trolls Glitter Party, The Christmas Story
  • Key Vocabulary – Knowledge of feelings vocabulary
  • Reading Buddies/ Reading Together
  • Tales Toolkit: Character
  • Name recognition
  • Story maps
  • Story structure
  • Story stones
  • Mark making, Funky Fingers area
  • Letters and Sounds Phase 1 phonics
  • Daily Shared Reading sessions elements of Guided Reading
  • Whizzy Word Wall, Whizzy Writers
  • Sparkly Spellers provision
  • Squiggle While You Wiggle
  • Dough Disco
  • Role-play stories
  • Puppets
  • Following instructions
  • Writing, Reading and Squiggle area provision
  • WELLCOMM
  • DEAL initiative

Physical Development

Moving and Handling, Health and Self-Care

Autumn Term 1 - Spread the Happiness Autumn Term 2 - Food Glorious Food
  • Introduce and embed our new curriculum drivers, RESPECT, CHALLENGE and COLLABORATION
  • Feelings Dance – How do different characters move when they are feeling…
  • PE session with Mr Sykes concentrating on team sports, ball skills, yoga and spatial awareness
  • Independent continuous outdoor provision area
  • Bikes and scooter
  • Climbing fram
  • Squiggle While You Wiggle/ Dough Disco / Funky Finger
  • DEAL initiativ
  • Access to a range of both fine and gross motor resources in continuous provision areas
  • Introduce and embed our new curriculum drivers, RESPECT, CHALLENGE and COLLABORATION
  • Feelings and Emotions Dance – How do different characters move when they are feeling…?
  • PE session with Mr Sykes concentrating on team sports, ball skills, yoga and spatial awareness.
  • Independent continuous outdoor provision areas
  • Bikes and scooters, Climbing frame, Obstacle course
  • Yoga, Go Noodle, Just Dance
  • Squiggle While You Wiggle/ Dough Disco/ Funky Fingers
  • DEAL initiative
  • Access to a range of both fine and gross motor resources in continuous provision areas

PSED

Making Relationships, Self Confidence and SelfAwareness, Managing Feelings and Behaviour

Autumn Term 1 - Spread the Happiness Autumn Term 2 - Food Glorious Food
  • Introduce and embed our new curriculum drivers, RESPECT, CHALLENGE and COLLABORATION
  • School values
  • Metacognition strategies/ Mindfulness
  • SEAL: New beginnings, spread happiness
  • Personal Hygiene – washing hands, using tissues etc. Hygiene Heroes
  • ABCD: E safety
  • DATE: Activity 1 Pupils will be able to identify and name some feelings.
  • RSE: One Day
  • Class and school rules
  • RA Values Circles and RA strategies
  • Growth Mind-set Language
  • Friendship & responsibility online
  • Story Book – Digiduck’s big decision
  • Prevent: Respect myself, respect my friends.
  • International Peace Day
  • Emotional Literacy and feelings flower
  • Friendship skills
  • Introduce and embed our new curriculum drivers, RESPECT, CHALLENGE and COLLABORATION
  • School values - linked to whole school RE values
  • SMILE Rainbow –Wellbeing working wall
  • Mindfulness - breathing, stories, strategies
  • Metacognition strategies
  • Understanding my feelings and others
  • Understanding manners and why we have them
  • SEAL: Getting on and falling out
  • Personal Hygiene – washing hands, using tissues etc. Hygiene Heroes
  • ABCD: Generic, E safety
  • DATE: Activity 2 Interpret facial expressions
  • RSE: Making friends, who is your friend?
  • Class and school rules
  • RA Values Circles and RA strategies
  • Growth Mind-set Language
  • RE: Which times are special and why?
  • Anti-bullying Week (‘United Against Bullying’)
  • Prevent: Respect myself, respect my friends.
  • Emotional Literacy and colour monster.

Mathematics

Number, Shape, Space and Measure

Autumn Term 1 - Spread the Happiness Autumn Term 2 - Food Glorious Food
  • Magic Maths – Number, counting, Numicon, making decisions, problem solving
  • Singapore Maths – Tens frame
  • Fractions
  • Pattern
  • Shape and space
  • Measuring
  • Positional Language
  • Maths area provision/Maths Challenge area
  • Magic Maths – Number, counting, Numicon, making decisions, problem solving, five/tens frames
  • WRM – Sorting, matching and comparing, It’s Me 123, Light and Dark
  • CPA approach
  • Fractions
  • Pattern
  • Shape and space
  • Measuring
  • Positional Language
  • Maths area provision/ Maths Challenge area

Understanding the World

People and Communities, The World, Technology

Autumn Term 1 - Spread the Happiness Autumn Term 2 - Food Glorious Food
  • Introduce and embed our new curriculum drivers, TECHNOLOGY, RESPECT, CHALLENGE and COLLABORATION

INTENT:

  • Knowledge focus topic wall – Spread the Happiness/ Rainbow
  • Knowledge of what different feelings are
  • Knowledge of what people do to make others happy
  • Knowledge of who makes us happy and why?
  • Knowledge of people in our community who spread happiness: Our Local Heroes (Mrs Wackett/ Mrs Turnbull)
  • Knowledge of people in the wider world who spread happiness: Inspirational Person Shonette Bason
  • Knowledge of key historical family/school/local events
  • Knowledge of our classroom environment
  • Knowledge of local food venue: Baking and cooking
  • Small world area provision: Jungle, farm, space, as well as child initiated small world provision.
  • Water area provision
  • Malleable area provision: play dough, rice, ice, lentils, porridge, jelly, shaving foam, sand, glitter, slime
  • Knowledge of Weather and Seasons: Autumn
  • Investigation area provision
  • Use of the IWB, ipads, QR codes, listening station, bee bots
  • Use of interactive mechanical resources in continuous provision
  • Introduce and embed our new curriculum drivers, TECHNOLOGY, RESPECT, CHALLENGE and COLLABORATION

INTENT:

  • Knowledge focus topic wall – Spread the Happiness/ Rainbow
  • Knowledge of what different feelings are
  • Knowledge of what people do to make others happy
  • Knowledge of who makes us happy and why?
  • Knowledge of people in our community who spread happiness: Our Local Heroes
  • Knowledge of people in the wider world who spread happiness: Inspirational Person
  • Knowledge of key historical family/school/local events
  • Knowledge of our classroom environment
  • Knowledge of local food venue: Baking and cooking
  • Small world area provision: Jungle, farm, space, as well as child initiated small world provision.
  • Water area provision
  • Malleable area provision: play dough, rice, ice, lentils, porridge, jelly, shaving foam, sand, glitter, slime
  • Knowledge of Weather and Seasons: Autumn/ Winter
  • Investigation area provision
  • Use of the IWB, ipads, QR codes, listening station, bee bots
  • Use of interactive mechanical resources in continuous provision 

Expressive Arts and Design

Exploring and Using Media and Materials, Being Imaginative

Autumn Term 1 - Spread the Happiness Autumn Term 2 - Food Glorious Food

INTENT:

  • Knowledge of an artist (feelings)
  • Knowledge of mixing and exploring colours
  • Knowledge of how to use a range of creative media
  • Creative area provision: Independent
  • Collage, structure, printing, mask/puppet making
  • Junk modelling
  • Singing and dancing sessions
  • Musical instruments
  • Role-play area
  • DEAL initiative and strategies
  • Construction area provision: lego, lunar park, magnetic blocks, stickle bricks, popoids, knex, wooden blocks, silver blocks, rubber bricks as well as child initiated construction provision.

INTENT:

  • Knowledge of an artist
  • Knowledge of mixing and exploring colours
  • Knowledge of how to use a range of creative media
  • Knowledge of how to use a range of tools
  • Creative area provision: Independent
  • Collage, structure, printing, mask/puppet making
  • Junk modelling
  • Singing and dancing sessions
  • Musical instruments
  • DEAL initiative and strategies and Role-play
  • Christmas Nativity/ Christmas Singing
  • Construction area provision: lego, lunar park, magnetic blocks, stickle bricks, popoids, knex, wooden blocks, silver blocks, rubber bricks as well as child initiated construction provision.