In Nursery the Early Years Curriculum is taught through a cross-curricular approach. Each term learning focuses on a particular topic. Each week adult directed learning opportunities are planned that help the children progress with their key skills, attitudes and dispositions. In addition to this, child initiated activities and areas of provision provide further opportunity to develop understanding and learn more through independent play and activity.
In Nursery topic focuses take place throughout the week and are taught in both the morning and afternoon sessions. Learning is differentiated to match the children's stage of learning. Links are made with other areas of learning such as Literacy, Maths and physical development to ensure that the children are fully engaged with their learning.
The chart below details what topics and questions the children will be learning over the next term. Details of the other themes that the children cover over our two year cycle can be found on the curriculum pages.
Summer Term - First Half term
Around the World?
Week 1: Easter What’s inside the egg?
We will make our own bunny ears and Easter cards and go on an Easter bunny hunt around the school grounds. We will draw the winners for our ‘Name the Bunny’ and ‘Easter Raffle’.
Week 2: Where do we live?
This week we will talk about and draw our own homes and who lives with us including our pets. We will explore landmarks in Lower Wortley and look at the features of our environment that we can see from the school grounds. We will talk about Leeds and children will discuss what they have seen in Leeds as we look at various landmarks.
Week 3: What do people in India eat?
We will locate India on the globe and compare its location to the North and South poles which we have already looked at. We will view a slide show about Indian culture and look at some traditional Indian dress. The children will try a selection of Indian foods and describe what they taste like. The children will also smell some different spices and discuss where they have smelt these before.
Week 4: Do I like African music?
We will locate Africa on the globe and explain that this is one of the largest continents. We will discuss how music is important to African people and their traditional way of life. In the movement room children will listen to African music and play African drums. The stage will be used by children to explore a variety of instruments and perform their favourite songs with the microphones and props to their peers.
Week 5: Can you speak French?
We will locate France and learn how to say some simple French words. We will practise saying please and thank you in French when sharing our snacks. We will also attempt counting to five in French. Mrs. Morrish will come and read us a story in French so children can experience what the language sounds like. We will ask the children if they know any words from different languages.
Week 6: How are other children’s lives different to mine?
This week we will look at what it is like to live and go to school in different countries. We will watch clips of different homes and schools from around the world and compare how our homes and lives are similar and different to others.
Summer Term - Second Half term