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Autumn 1

We would like to welcome all our children old and new to our Nursery. We are very excited about all the new children that have joined our school and we know that all the children are looking forward to making lots of new friends.


This half term we are going to be settling in and finding out what it is like in Nursery and the routines we have each day. Throughout this half term we will be doing lots of fun and exciting activities to find out all about ourselves and our families.

Current Topic

You, Me, and Everybody!

This half term we are learning about:


  • What we look like and our similarities and differences
  • How to paint a self-portrait
  • What the different parts of our body are called and where they are
  • What our five senses are and how we use them
  • How we learn
  • What we can do now compared to when we were babies
  • What makes a good friend
  • People who are important to us
  • Our homes

Books we will be reading this half term:

  • Meg Goes to School
  • Topsy and Tim Start School
  • My Body
  • My nose, your nose
  • The Five Senses
  • My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh
  • Five Minutes Peace
  • Spick and Span Fairy

You can help at home by:

  • Talking to your child about the different people in their family
  • Looking at photographs of family and friends and talking about past times
  • Talking about what they can do now compared to when they were babies
  • Helping your child to identify their name and attempt to write it
  • Singing songs such as Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes to identify parts of the body
  • Helping your child to recognise numbers to 10
  • Reading a variety of books to your child

Starting School


This week the children have been listening to the ORT story At School. They talked about how Kipper felt about starting school and why he didn't want to go to school on his first day. 


The children could say what Kipper enjoyed doing at school and why he didn't want to go home at the end of the day!


The children then talked about all of the different things they can play with at Nursery what they like to do at school too!

I Don't Want To Go To School!


This week the children have enjoyed listening to the story I Don't Want To Go To School! They talked about why Little Rabbit kept waking up in the middle of the night crying and what he might be worried about. 


The children were happy when they read the story and found out that Little Rabbit had lots of fun after all and really liked school!


Little Rabbit wrote a letter to the children asking them what they like to do at school and the children worked together to write a letter back to him!

I've Got A Body, A Very Busy Body!


This week the children have began their learning adventure You, Me and Everyone! They have begun their learning thinking about their bodies and had lots of fun singing about their busy bodies and joining in with Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes!


The children enjoyed drawing around each other and matching up word labels to the correct parts of their bodies. 


They thought about all of the different things they can do with each part of their body and explored making actions and movements with them.


In mathematics the children counted how many Duplo people lived in each house. They counted by touching and moving each person that they counted.



My Nose, Your Nose


This week the children have been reading the story My Nose, Your Nose. They thought about what makes them the same as their friends and what makes them different to their friends.


They enjoyed talking about their families and creating collage pictures of a member of their family that is special to them using wool, pipe cleaners, pom poms and googly eyes. 


The children compared the size of their hands and feet to their friends and began to think about the words longer and shorter.





The Five Senses


This week the children listened to the story Peace At Last and talked about why Mr Bear found it really hard to get to sleep! They had fun making all of the sounds that kept him awake in the middle of the night!


The children also found out all about the five senses and which body part each sense is related to. The children sang a song about the senses and went on a very very messy walk with bare feet. They walked through jelly, chopped tomatoes, baked beans, straw and cotton wool! The children talked about how each texture felt.


In mathematics the children continued practising counting how many people lived in each house and identified which house had more and which house had less.

My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh


This week the children have been learning all about families. In this story they identified that Mum likes spots and Dad likes stripes. The children received a telephone call from Mum asking them for their help. It was such a windy day that the wind had blown all of her washing off of her washing line and it had become lost! Mum gave the children a clue of where to start looking. The children went on a hunt to find all of the spotty and stripey clothes around Nursery.


The children used positional words to describe where each of the items of clothing was and once they had collected them all they sorted them into two groups; a pile of spotty clothes belonging to Mum and a pile of stripey clothes belonging to Dad! They then wrote a letter to Mum to tell her that we had found all of her clothes and she could come and collect them!


The children then had lots of fun exploring making large patterns in the outdoor area using the new textured mops and patterned trundle wheels. 


They helped the little boy in the story make necklaces for his Mum for her birthday using cotton reels and paint to print repeating patterns using two colours. They looked fantastic! They were all amazing at making patterns!


The book also made the children think about their own families and drew some fantastic pictures of the people who live in their house.