Welcome to Nursery

Mrs Linder, Mrs Constantine and Miss Ainscough are the staff team in Nursery.

Spring Term 2022


We will be using a wider range of shapes and actions when mark making e.g. Zigzags and circles. We will be showing a preference for a dominant hand. We will use one handed tools with greater control. We will know that print goes from left to right and top to bottom.

We will contribute to a group story map of a familiar story. We will enjoy listening to longer stories and can remember much of what happens and understand why and how questions.

We will recognise our name in different contexts. We have started to recognise sounds in our names, sounds in words, and we are beginning to write them.


We are working on lots of activities that are helping us get ready for reading and writing. This includes listening and identifying sounds, copying sounds, identifying rhyme and rhythm, discriminating different sounds and realising that words start with different sounds and spotting words that start with the same sound, e.g. I spy. We are beginning to sound out simple words e.g. c-u-p and blend them back together.

We are also learning to write pre-writing pattern in regular Squiggle While you Wiggle sessions, and developing our muscles for fine motor skills with Dough Disco.


In Numeracy we will be continuing to accurately count objects, recognise numerals up to 4 and beyond, count aloud to 10 and beyond. We will be counting forwards and backwards to 10.

We know the names of the days and can talk about our routines.

We can name circle. triangle, square and rectangle and know how many sides they have.

We can understand and use Positional Language

We understand if a container is full empty or half full or half empty.


Our first topic of the half term is “holidays” where we will be focussing on knowing there are different countries around the world and knowing there are differences. We will be looking at the book “Splash! Anna Hibiscus”.


Autumn Term 2021


This half term we will be continuing to recognise letters and words, knowing that print has meaning. The children are beginning to spot letters that they see and in the nursery.

We will be looking at books independently, handling books carefully and knowing what the parts are called.

We will be joining in with repeated phrases in a familiar story.

We will be picking out key characters in our stories.

We are loving our “Dough Disco” and “Squiggle While you Wiggle” sessions where we build up our muscles, movements and strength to become great writers.


We are also to working on identifying sounds including instrumental and voice sounds around us.

To clap or count the syllables in our names and other words.

We will be showing greater control when mark making.

We will be continuing to learn a wide variety of Nursery rhymes and actions.

We will be continuing to identify the words that rhyme.


We will be talking about 2d shapes using mathematical language.

We will be reciting numbers past 5.

We will be subitising to 3.

We will know that the last number they count is how many are in the set.

We will be representing numbers 1, 2, 3.

We will say one number for each item to 3.

We will know the names of some days, months and seasons

We will show interest interested in our daily timetable and can talk what I have done


We will be thinking about celebrations.


Nursery rhymes to sing and watch  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06kbsbz
Counting games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting
Listening to sounds https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-1
Letter formation http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/skyWriter/index.html
Shape recognition https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters
Stories to listen to https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories