Nursery Spring 1 Overview.

PSED; (personal social and emotional development)

PSED week – Families and communities; Talking about home and family.

Communication and Language;

Talk for writing; The Tiger who Came to Tea. The Gingerbread Man. Whatever Next!


Physical Development; (up in the hall)

Trying different ways of moving, including travelling, balancing, climbing, jumping, landing

Jumps off an object and lands appropriately.

Playing racing and chasing games with other, being safe, awareness of space

Changing speed or direction to avoid obstacles.



Numicon tiles. Time (day and night). Shapes and Sizes. Sorting objects by size or colour. Animal patterns. Building and construction. Jigsaw puzzles. Recognising numerals 1-10. Counting to 12.

Understanding the World;

ICT- “Boardworks All Day To Play” programs.

Space week; Light and dark, day and night.

Using the digital camera, magnifiers and torches in the space lab.

Baking gingerbread biscuits.

Planting spring bulbs outdoors.


Literacy; reading and writing

The Tiger who Came to Tea. The Gingerbread Man. Whatever Next!

Write dance; mark making to music. (Straight and wavy lines, arches, circles, zig zags, clouds, meandering and squiggly lines.) Pencil grip and name writing.


Phonics- Body sounds and Jolly Phonics alphabet songs.

Alliteration and initial sounds.


Expressive and creative development

Role play; home corner and baby care. Space ship.

Space paintings and artwork. Moon and stars messy play.

Songs- Tiger tiger, more songs and rhymes.

Media and materials- choosing and using independently and safely.


Parental Involvement

Parent workshop- come and help your child make their names initial letter using salt dough!


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