Spring 2018 First Half-Term

Area of interest – ‘Once Upon A Time’

Communication, Language and Literacy
Learning and using new words in our learning.
Joining in with traditional stories like The gingerbread man, Goldilocks, The 3 Billy goats gruff, The 3 little pigs.
Talk for writing – The 3 little pigs.
Acting out stories in role play, small world and outdoor.
Using story language in play.

Using numbers and number language in our play.
Recites numbers to 10.
Count out buttons on the gingerbread man.
Recognising and talking about shapes in houses and around the environment
Using size language big, medium and small comparing bears, bowls, beds.
Using positional language to say where the goats are.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Settling new children in to nursery, happy for adult to leave.
Meeting new friends and building relationships.
Sharing and taking turns in our play, when making porridge like Goldilocks.
Becoming independent at making choices around nursery, selecting resources in continuous provision play

Understanding the World
Talking with our friends about our experiences of Christmas.
Making porridge for our snack and talking about what happens.
Shows care for our friends in nursery.
Use of ICT to take photographs /film our friends in nursery acting out familiar stories.
Using Beebot to move around the story board, programming to move forwards and backwards.
Showing an interest in different ways of life – Chinese New Year.
Gardening – planting vegetables potatoes, peas, cabbages, onions in our vegetable garden.

Expressive Arts and Design
Painting, drawing and making collage pictures of characters, houses and settings from our favourite traditional stories.
Exploring different media and choosing resources they would like to use.
Using our imagination in role play.
Singing familiar songs.
Exploring different musical instruments.
Dragon dancing for Chinese New Year.

Physical Development
Developing gross motor skills through Jungle journey. Moving our bodies in different ways, running, jumping.
Throwing and catching balls.
Taking part in write dance, making early marks.
Using mark making tools to draw circles and lines.
Climbing, balancing, running, chasing in our outdoor area.
Putting our coats and Wellingtons on independently to wrap up warm for outside time.

Listening to familiar traditional stories.
Joining in with repeating parts to stories, using story language in our play.
Looking at books, holding carefully and turning pages.
Making story maps.
Independently drawing and writing to support ideas in our play.
Listen for sounds and distinguish different sounds they can hear.


Links to details from previous term’s topics


Spring Term 4 – ‘Its A Bugs Life’

Spring Term 3 – ‘Once Upon A Time’

Autumn Term 2 – ‘Wonderful Winter’

Autumn Term 1 – ‘Marvellous Me’



Summer Term 6- Amazing Animals

Summer Term 5 – ‘People Who Help Us’

Spring Term 4 – ‘Through the Door’