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Each half term Nursery and Reception children are immersed into different topics. These topics are all based around stories and help children develop a love of books as well as developing their vocabulary, imagination and engagement in their learning. The teaching and learning experiences being delivered reflect the half termly topics, as does the learning environment both inside and outside the classroom.



This half term Nursery will be learning all about 'Growth and Minibeasts'.

They will be learning about minibeasts and plant growth. We will be reading the very popular stories, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and ‘Jaspers Beanstalk’. Have a look in your local library to see if you can borrow these books too for you to share and talk about at home.



Our Summer targets


Communication and Language

This half term we will be learning to:

1. Continue to talk in sentences using the words ‘and’ and ‘because’ .

2. Talk about something that has happened in the correct order (first, next, after that and in the end).

3. We will also be learning to ask questions such as who, what, when and how.

You can help me at home by asking me to tell you about my day, as well as what is happening on each page of my reading books.



This half term we will be learning to:

1. We are learning to recognise & identify numbers and count to 10 and beyond.

2. Form numbers correctly.

You can help me at home by counting the steps we walk and finding shapes in our home.


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

This half term we will be learning to:

1. Understand feelings and help others when they are upset.

2. Being independent and having a go at things by myself.

3. Healthy eating and being safe in the


You can talk to me about my feelings at home when something exciting or different happens and by letting me get dressed and put my coat on by myself.




This half term Reception will be looking at the story ‘How to grow a dinosaur’.

In Literacy they will…

  • Write descriptions  of different types of dinosaurs

  • Draw and label dinosaurs

  • Begin to write dinosaur stories using narrative language

  • Write instructions on how to grow a dinosaur

  • Write instructions on how to look after dinosaur eggs

  • Sequence the lifecyles of plants and animals


In Maths they will…

  • Begin to double, halve and share objects and numbers.

  • Continue to name 2d and 3d shapes and identify their properties

  • Find pairs of numbers that make 5 and 10.

  • Continue to solve mathematical problems

  • Begin to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. 


In 'Understanding the World' they will…

  • Identify the features of different dinosaurs and understand their purpose.

  • Learn about the diets of different dinosaurs and begin to understand the terms 'carnivore', 'omnivore' and 'herbivore'.

  • Investigate volcanoes and create their own volcanic eruptions. 

  • Make comparisons between dinosaurs and creatures/animals that exist today. 

  • Understand life cycles of plants and animals.

  • Identify the things plants and animals need to grow. 



For more information on the Early Years curriculum please visit the link below.