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Pudsey Waterloo

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Curriculum

In Nursery we have curriculum goals for each area of learning. These curriculum goals are what we hope all of our children demonstrate when leaving Nursery ready for Reception. 

Summer 2 2022

 

Our main theme for learning

this half term is…

‘In the Garden’

 

 

Aims:

  • To talk about living things they observe. 
  • To know the names for common living things in our gardens. 
  • To comment and ask questions about the natural world. 
  • To notice simple similarities, differences, patterns and changes.

Key vocabulary to understand and use in a sentence: 

minibeast, bird, insect, bees, wasp, ladybird, slug, woodlouse, earth worm, centipede, millipede, spider, butterfly, caterpillar, larvae, pupa, robin, wood pigeon, blackbird, magpie, blue tit, plants, flower, dandelion, buttercup, daisy, petals, stem, leaf, root, seed, alive, living, soil, water, sunlight, grow,  beak, wings, legs, tail, chirp, waddle, swim, fly, scoop, peck, cocoon, chrysalis, lifecycle

Key Knowledge: 

  • Names of common plants
  • Names of common minibeasts 
  • Caterpillars like to live on top and underneath leaves.
  • Butterflies lay eggs, caterpillars hatch from the eggs, caterpillars spin a chrysalis and turn into a butterfly. 
  • Plants grow from seeds.
  • Plants need sunlight and water to grow.

 

Here are some of the books we will be sharing:

Summer 1 2022

 

Our main theme for learning

this half term is…

‘Who can I ask for help?’

 

 

Aims:

  • To speak clearly in sentences with a growing knowledge and understanding of how people at home, at school and in our community help us. 
  • To learn about the roles of people who help others. 
  • To ask questions to find out more information in response to information shared.
  • To know how to ask for help and who to ask.

 

Key vocabulary to understand and use in a sentence: 

help, dentist, teeth, vet, pet, doctor, poorly, police officer, safe, fire fighters, fire, school, headteacher, office, wash, hands, germs, healthy, exercise, tooth brush, tooth paste, brush, twice, clean, dirty

 

Key Knowledge: 

  • Different people can help us in different ways. 
  • A dentist helps us to look after our teeth.
  • A vet looks after our pets.
  • A doctor looks after us when we are poorly.
  • Police officers help to keep us safe.
  • Firefighters put out fires.
  • Mr Parker is the headteacher and is in charge of our school.
  • Mrs Prior works in the office.
  • We wash our hands to keep germs away.
  • Some germs can make us poorly.
  • We can keep healthy by making healthy choices about food, drink and exercise. 
  • Brushing my teeth twice a day can help to keep my teeth healthy.
  • In spring new plants start to grow.
  • In spring buds start to grow on the trees. 
  • In spring the weather starts to get warmer.
  • In spring there are baby animals being born.

Here are some of the books we will be sharing:

Spring 2 2022

 

Our main theme for learning

this half term is…

‘All Creatures Great and Small’

 

 

Aims:

  • Speak confidently in simple sentences, or more complex sentences, about places they have visited. For example, the park, the woods, fields, the countryside, a farm, a zoo…  
  • Listen and respond to what other people say, talking about the same theme of conversation.  
  • Ask questions to find out more information. 
  • Show care and concern for living things and the environment. 

 

 

Key vocabulary to understand and use in a sentence: 

animals, grass, woods, pond, field, hole, nest, burrow, den, farm, farmer, park, legs, head, tail, ears, nose, body, bottom, pig, chicken, cow, sheep, horse, pony, mouse, rat, rabbit, hare, cat, dog, donkey, hedgehog, badger, fox, owl, squirrel…

 

Key Knowledge: 

  • Animals live in different places.
  • Some animals can be kept as pets. 
  • Cows, sheep, chickens and pigs live on a farm. 
  • Baby animals grow and change as they get older. 
  • A baby sheep is called a lamb.
  • A baby pig is called a piglet.
  • A baby chicken is called a chick.
  • A baby cow is called a calf. 
  • We get wool from sheep.
  • We get milk from cows.
  • We get eggs from chickens.
  • Foxes, badgers, owls and rabbits live in woodlands. 
  • Birds and squirrels live in our local parks. 
  • In spring new plants start to grow.
  • In spring buds start to grow on the trees. 
  • In spring the weather starts to get warmer.
  • In spring there are baby animals being born.

Here are some of the stories we will be sharing:

Spring 1 2022

 

Our main theme for learning

this half term is…

‘Build It!’

 

 

Aims:

Listen and respond to what other people say, talking about the same theme of conversation.  

Speak in a sentence, describing what they see in books, photographs and in real life. 

Know the names of some different types of buildings locally and from children’s experiences and books.  

Ask questions to find out more information.

Recognise shapes and use them creatively in their work and play.

Link shapes together and talk about what they see, using the language of numbers and size.  

 

Key knowledge:

A home has rooms, windows, doors and a roof. 

Most houses are made from bricks or stone. 

Bricks and stone are strong materials.

Windows are made from glass and we can see through them.

A playground may have swings, a slide and a roundabout.

We can pretend that things can be something else. 

Shape names - rectangle, square, triangle, circle, 

A rectangle has 4 sides, 2 of which are long and 2 of which are short. 

Seasonal changes - Winter

In winter the weather turns colder.

In winter we have frost on the ground and water freezes.

In winter it may snow.

 

Key vocabulary:

buildings, shapes, circle, triangle, square, rectangle, sides, corners, house, home, windows, door, roof, chimney, brick, stone, glass, strong, see-through (transparent)

 

 

Here are some of the stories we will be sharing:

Autumn 2 2021

 

Our main theme for learning

this half term is…

‘Let's Celebrate’

 

 

Aims:

  • To talk about our own experiences of celebrations.  
  • To share knowledge of festivals celebrated with family, friends, groups.  
  • To develop an understanding of the range of purposes for celebrations.
  • To know where celebrations might take place. 
  • To listen and respond to what other people say, talking about the same theme of conversation.  
  • To speak in a full sentence, using new vocabulary. 
  • Ask simple questions to find out more information. 

Key vocabulary to understand and use in a sentence: 

celebrations; family; friends; special; birthday; bonfire night; fireworks; music; wedding; Christening; party; Christmas; Easter; Hanukkah; Diwali, Eid; New Year; patterns; Mehndi; Rangoli patterns; churches; temples; mosques; shape names – circle, triangle, square, rectangle, star, diamond; colours; positional vocabulary – next to, on top, below, behind.

Key Knowledge: 

  • Harvest is when the farmers gather their crops. Harvest is when people say thankyou for the food we have.
  • Bonfire night  is on the 5th November. People celebrate with bonfires and fireworks. 
  • Diwali is the Hindu and Sikh festival of light. 
  • Remembrance day is on the 11th November and we remember people who died in the wars. There is a time of silence at 11.
  • We can help others through charities.

We will also be participating in 'World Nursery Rhyme Week 2021'.

Some of the stories we will be sharing at nursery:

Autumn 1 2021

 

Our main theme for learning

this half term is…

‘Who are we?’

 

Throughout this topic, we will have the opportunity to get to know each other and make some new friends. We will look at the unique things about us such as what we look like and where we live.

 

Aims:

  • For children to develop positive relationships with children and adults in nursery.  
  • To share their knowledge of themselves and others, including their family.  
  • To find out about what we enjoy in nursery, talking about our play, things we like and dislike and our achievements.  
  • To talk about how we are feeling.  
  • To listen and respond to what other people say, talking about the same theme of conversation.  
  • To speak in a simple sentence.  
  • To ask simple questions to find out more information.

 

Key vocabulary to understand and use in a sentence: 

family, Mum/Mummy, Dad/Daddy, Grandma, Grandad, aunt, uncle, cousin, friends, special, unique, feelings, happy, excited, sad, sharing, caring. 

I like… 

I feel happy when I…

 

Ways to support your child this half term:

*Support your child to wash their hands thoroughly. We sing ‘1,2,3,4,5, once I caught a fish alive’ at nursery to support them to wash for 20 seconds.

*Talk about special events and experiences with your child, for example, birthdays, holidays, days out.

* Talk about the seasons. Discuss what the weather is like in summer and autumn. What clothes do we wear?

* Look at photos of family members and talk about who they are.

* Talk about similarities and differences within their family.

* Let your child help match up their socks. Talk about the colours and patterns.

* Sing nursery rhymes together. 

* Play games together that encourage sharing and turn-taking.

* Encourage your child to tidy away their own toys.

 

 

 

 

Stories we will be sharing at nursery:

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