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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.






 The Curriculum

               This half term we will be learning about people who help us. We will be reading the book ‘Emergency!’. We will be learning about the different jobs people do, focussing  mainly on the emergency      services. We would also like to talk to the children about the jobs people do in their family so if you have any photos you would like to share please send them in. We are looking forward to having visits from the Police and Fire service this term.


Our Curriculum target areas this term are...


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

This half term we will be learning to

· play with other children in a group

· to talk to other children when playing, negotiating and playing along with friends.



Physical Development

This half term we will be learning to

· move in different ways such as slithering and jumping.

· to unzip and take off and put on my own coat

· to use a knife and fork when eating my  meals.


Communication and Language

This half term we will be learning to

· understand ‘who’ ‘what’ and ‘where’  questions

· understand ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions








Our topic this half term is ‘Superheroes’. We will be reading ‘Charlie’s Superhero Underpants’ and will complete lots of superhero missions. We will also learn about ‘real life’ superheroes and will think about what we want to be when we grow up.

We will also learn about ‘Winter’ and will be looking at the changes in weather and nature during November and   December. During the last two weeks of term we will also learn about the Christmas story and discuss how people celebrate Christmas around the world.




This half term we will continue to complete lots of fine motor activities. These have helped to strengthen our finger muscles to help us hold a pencil correctly. We will be writing sentences to describe  variety of superheroes and will be writing lists of superhero powers. When writing we will use our Fred fingers to sound out and spell words to write them, making sure the letters are in the right order.


Communication and Language


We will be talking about superheroes; looking at their appearance and talking about their similarities and differences. We will be talking about the jobs superheroes do and will be thinking about what we would be like if we were superheroes. During circle time we will also be thinking about the qualities that make a super friend.




We will continue to count sets of objects to 20 and count out objects from a large group. We will also match objects to numbers. We will begin to find one more and one less than objects to 20 and will compare groups of objects saying which group has the most and which has the least. We will begin to use positional language using words like ‘beside’, ‘in front’ and ‘behind’ to describe our location and will use these words when completing a Superhero obstacle course.








Each half term Reception and Nursery will be taught around 25 'Tier two' words. These are words that children will hear in the stories and the topics they are learning about but are often a step up from the words they may use themselves when speaking. As well as learning the new words children will also be taught the sign-a-long sign for each of the new words to help them recall the words. 







All children within Nursery and Reception will have the opportunity to explore the indoor and outdoor environments and engage in a range of exciting learning opportunities to develop their skills in reading, writing, math, art, construction and problem solving just to name a few. 


We have been very fortunate to have had our outdoor area developed over the Summer holidays. We now have a wonderful water wall, sand area, mud kitchen, gravel pit and story telling area.  All children across Nursery and Reception will have the opportunity to experience all areas of the outdoor provision. 




Can you help?


Reception and Nursery staff are looking for reading volunteers to visit classes to read a story to children to help develop a love of reading. You could come and share yours or your child's favourite story or could choose to read one of our many stories from class. You do not need to be an amazing actor/actress or voice impressionist. We are looking for people with a love of reading to share their enthusiasm for stories!

If this sounds like you please speak to one of the Reception or Nursery staff to arrange a time to visit. We look forward to hearing from you! 










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