• Nursery Curriculum

    Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

    • Introduce group take home toys.
    • Sharing fruit & milk times.
    • Discuss and agree on class ethos.
    • Explore areas of the classroom and outdoor space in key worker groups.
    • Exploring feelings – create ‘How do you feel?’ class book. Discovering the things that make us unique.
    • End of term conferencing / reflection – what have I enjoyed / what do I want to get better at?

    Speaking, Listening and Attention

    • Learning routines for circle times.
    • Name games.
    • Song and rhyme time.
    • Setting up role play areas.
    • Chat/sharing time in small groups.
    • Talking about feelings.

    Physical Development

    • Encourage eating a variety of foods explaining importance of this. Singing ‘Washing hands’ song.
    • Daily gross motor activities (bikes, obstacle equipment etc). Daily fine motor activities, dough or plasticene or clay and construction sets.
    • Learning how to store / transport and look after class equipment safely.
    • Verbal support to help children dress undress independently. Montessori coat method.

    Reading and Writing

    • Looking at the stories of Trish Cooke.
    • Create individual all about me books.
    • Introduce daily 5min phonics at lunch times once all children settled.
    • Include notebooks and clip boards in role play and other areas.
    • Opportunities to mark-make on a large scale both inside and outside.


    • Daily opportunities for counting / counting songs.
    • Number and shape hunts.
    • Numeral recognition games in group.
    • Shapes in art.
    • Create tally charts of our favourite foods.
    • Shape stories using tic tac boards and then paper.
    • Guess how many estimation game in group.

    Creative Arts

    • ‘Wake up song’ / daily opportunities for songs (during circle times) and nursery rhymes (end of day sessions).
    • Exploring sound – playing and making instruments / body percussion / voice sounds (linked to Phase One phonics).
    • Exploring colour mixing using variety of media – paint, powder paint– linked to Autumn.
    • Observing colour in our environment – shades of colour / natural objects.
    • Learning about different artists each week.

    Understanding of the World

    • Exploring powder paint mixing, making dough using senses.
    • Planting bulbs
    • Learning about Diwali (November 11-15)
    • Introduce chn to map of the world – languages we speak and link to map for All About Me display.
    • Encourage childrenn and parents to share languages they speak and songs they may know.

    Reading: Please ensure your child brings their reading book everyday and you read as often as you can with them.

    Assemblies and Shows: Trotwood: A Christmas Sing-a-Long – 5th December