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Teacher:   Mrs Banwell           Teaching Assistant:   Miss Clancy



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Dates for the Diary Linked to Nursery

Monday 1st October

Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday 4th October

Individual photographs from 8:30am

Monday 29th October

Start of Centenary Week

Tuesday 6th November

Parents’ Evening

Tuesday 20th November

Art Exhibition

Friday 30th November

Christmas Hat Homework

Tuesday 11th December

Christmas Production 2pm

Wednesday 12th December

Christmas Production 9.30am

Monday 17th December

Christmas Party Day



P.E. Day


Every Wednesday afternoon and every Thursday morning.

Full P.E. kit is not required.  Children just need black pumps.


Suggested Reading List

Rhyming story books:

Dear Mother Goose

By Michael Rosen and Nick Sharratt

Oi Frog!

By Kes Gray and Jim Field

Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose

By Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt

Walking Through the Jungle

By Julie Lacome

The Gruffalo

By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Duck in the Truck

By Jez Alborough

Sharing A Shell

By Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks

One Night in the Zoo

By Judith Kerr

Where’s My Teddy?

By Jez Alborough

There’s an Ouch in My Pouch

By Jeanne Willis and Garry Parsons

Traditional fairy tales such as:

The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Gingerbread Man, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Princess and the Pea, Chicken Licken, The Magic Porridge Pot.

Traditional Nursery Rhymes:

Humpty Dumpty, Hickory Dickory Dock, Incey Wincey Spider, Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, Two Little Dickie Birds, Polly Put the Kettle On, Jack and Jill, Hey Diddle,Diddle, Pussy-Cat, Pussy-Cat, I’m a Little Teapot.


Useful websites


CBeebies Nursery Rhymes

School Radio - Nursery songs and rhymes - BBC

Phonics Play

Top Marks


                        Autumn Curriculum Overview

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Separating from carers

Adapting to new routines

Learning our classroom rules

Communication and Language

Sound discrimination (environmental & instrumental)

Rhythm and Rhyme

Listening to simple stories with repeating refrains

Talking about experiences (eg Bonfire night)

Physical Development

Putting on coats and shoes

Gaining independence in own hygiene

Accessing healthy snacks independently

Moving in a range of ways

Run skilfully, negotiating space and adjusting speed or direction to avoid obstacles





Specific Areas


Nursery Rhymes

Traditional tales with repeating phrases

Explore our reading corner


Use number names and number language

Begin to represent numbers with fingers Realise that not only objects, but that anything can be counted eg steps, claps 

Show interest in numerals in the environment

Use shapes to create models and pictures


God created the world in which we live

God made me and loves me very much

Listen and respond to the story of the Nativity

Understanding of the World

Autumn – talking about the things that we observe


Expressive Art and Design

Exploration of role play areas

Art Exhibition

Experimenting with Musical Instruments

Christmas Production Songs