Furze Nursery Curriculum Overview 2016-2017

Term

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Settling and Colours Everywhere

Transport

Once Upon a Time and World Tales

Forms of Art

Metamorphosis

Around Our World

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Settling in

 

Making friends

 

Joining in with others during play

 

Looking after our resources

Being Kind

 

Taking turns and sharing

 

Playing cooperatively

 

Following rules and set boundaries

Making relationships

 

Self confidence

 

Working together to act out stories

 

Building confidence by sharing stories with others

Gaining independence

 

Working as a group- large scale painting

 

Painting to music- expressing our feelings

 

Following and giving simple instruction

Understanding consequences of words and actions

 

Healthy eating

 

Observing changes as we exercise

 

Caring for the environment

 

Transition to reception

 

Dealing with change

 

Caring for our family and friends

 

Beginning to negotiate

Communication and Language

Joins in with stories and songs

 

Listening to stories

 

Using language to describe colours we see

 

 

Joins in with stories and songs

 

Listening to stories

 

Shows interest in songs and rhymes

 

Listening skills

 

Taking turns to talk during carpet time

 

Talking about how they get to school

Joins in with stories and songs

 

Listening to stories

 

Maintaining attention

 

Increasing vocabulary

 

Develop language associated with storytelling

 

Role play-storytelling

 

Orally telling own story to adult

 

Understands, uses and answers simple questions

Joins in with stories and songs

 

Listening to stories

 

Responding to instructions

 

Expressing thoughts and ideas through exploring art

 

Expressing a preference for different forms of art

 

 

Joins in with stories and songs

 

Listening to stories

 

Listens and responds in conversations

 

Extends vocabulary

 

Language for role play (scientists)

 

Describing changes that we can see and explore- through experiments and lifecycles

Joins in with stories and songs

 

Listening to stories

 

Responding to 2 part instructions

 

Listening and responding to stories from around the world

 

Talking about home and family

 

Describing our local environment

Physical Development

Pencil grip

 

Moving with confidence

 

Scissor skills

 

Dancing with juggling scarves

 

Developing fine motor skills

Climbing confidently

 

Mark making

 

Using tools and equipment

 

Squiggle while you wiggle

 

Scissor skills

 

 

 

Pouring drinks independently at snack table

Self-care- putting on and buttoning coat

 

Mark making

 

Writing stories

 

Making props

 

Moving as different characters from stories

 

Building spaces to act- theatres and sets

 

Dancing as our favourite characters

Writing letters correctly

 

Experiments with moving

 

Large scale art activities

 

Using a variety of art tools

 

Moving with confidence

 

Hold pencil correctly

 

Focus on health and understanding changes when we exercise

 

 

 

 

Movement and dance as variety of animals

 

Jungle dance

 

Underwater dance

Moving with confidence

 

Negotiates space safely

 

Travels with confidence- around, over, under and through

 

 

 

 

Develop ball skills- catching throwing and kicking

Literacy

Handles book carefully

 

Begin to colour in pictures with some control

 

Enjoys joining in with stories

 

Explores mark making

Gives meaning to marks they make

 

Ascribes meaning to marks they see

 

Making simple tickets for role play

 

Draws pictures of transport

 

Large scale mark making- shaving foam

 

Enjoys a variety of stories

Gives meaning to marks they make

 

Ascribes meaning to marks they see

 

Phoneme of the week

 

Mark making and illustrating own books

 

Sharing a range of storybooks

 

Making a theatre to act out our stories

 

Phoneme of the week

 

Gives meaning to marks as they write

 

Rhyming words

 

Invitations and posters for exhibitions

Phoneme of the week

 

Gives meaning to marks as they write

 

Alliteration

 

Exploring non-fiction books

 

Making labels for experiments

 

Sketching and mark making about minibeasts

Phoneme of the week

 

Gives meaning to marks as they write

 

Oral segmenting and blending

 

Making shopping lists

 

Making labels for shop role play

 

Talking about characters and events from favourite stories

Maths

Number songs and rhymes

 

Sorting

 

Uses number names in play

 

Counting

 

Recognising numbers to 5 and beyond

 

Looking at simple patterns when printing with leaves

 

Becoming familiar with Numicon equipment

 

Counting beyond 10

 

Number songs and rhymes

 

Counting

 

Shapes- sorting 2D shapes, making simple vehicles using shapes

 

Recognising numbers to 5 and beyond

 

1:1 correspondence

 

Sorting

 

Using Numicon in different areas of the Nursery

 

Car/train tracks using shape roads/tracks

 

Counting beyond 10

 

Number songs and rhymes

 

Counting

 

Naming 2D shapes and shapes in the environment

 

Recognising numbers to 5 and beyond

 

1:1 correspondence

 

Positional language

 

Sequencing stories and ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd and 3rd)

 

Counting beyond 10

 

 

Number songs and rhymes

 

Counting

 

Exploring 3D shapes and looking at 3D shapes in art- cubism

 

Recognising numbers to 5 and beyond

 

1:1 correspondence

 

Patterns

 

Measuring

 

Printing with numerals

 

Recreating patterns in art

 

Counting beyond 10

 

Number songs and rhymes

 

Counting

 

Properties of shapes

 

Recognising numbers to 5 and beyond

 

Finding total of 2 groups

 

Simple estimation

 

Symmetry

 

Patterns in nature

 

Counting beyond 10

 

 

 

Number songs and rhymes

 

Counting

 

Properties of shapes

 

1 more/less

 

Language related to time/money

 

Recognising numbers to 5 and beyond

 

Counting beyond 10

 

 

Understanding the World

Exploring changes: Autumn

 

Seeks to acquire basic skills- turning on/off simple ICT equipment

E-Safety

Enjoys small world imaginative play

 

Exploring changes- Autumn sensory area

Using ramps to explore simple forces- cars, conkers

 

Cutting up pumpkins and collecting seeds

 

The world around us- learning about different modes of transport.

E-Safety

Using 2simple draw illustrations

 

Storytelling using small world toys

 

Understanding similarities and differences through stories from different cultures

 

Sharing stories from home- favourites and cultural stories

 

Exploring changes: Winter

 

Making and melting ice

 

Chinese New Year

E-Safety

 

Photography

 

2simple art programs

 

Exploring textiles and art from around the world

 

Learning about different schools of art eg expressionism and abstract art

 

Making art from natural materials

 

Making paint from a red cabbage

 

Exploring changes: Spring

E-Safety

Using bebots

 

2go program on PCs

 

Making maps

 

 

Changes to food (decay)

 

Experiments

 

Floating and sinking

 

Exploring changes: Spring

 

Weather

 

Minibeasts

 

Lifecycles- butterflies and frogs

 

Growth- growing bean plants 

E-Safety

Map making

 

How we get to school

 

Using bebots to follow a map

 

Using variety of software to support learning

 

Food from around the world

 

Clothes from around the world

 

Exploring changes: Summer

E-Safety

Expressive Art and Design

Painting with single colour

 

Mixing primary colours

 

Colour names

 

Natural materials collage

Takes on roles in the imaginative play area

 

Making vehicles from junk modelling

 

Making trains from shapes

 

Exploring music with our music station

 

Making salt dough decorations

Storytelling

 

Creating Props for stories

 

Making and using puppets for storytelling

 

Illustrating our stories

Graphic design

 

Photography

 

Different forms of painting

 

Clay and sculptures

 

Printing/collage

 

Large scale art- action painting

Printing with fruit

 

Make own patterns from animal prints, fish scales etc

 

Bubble art

 

Butterfly symmetry painting

Songs from other cultures

 

Dances from around the world

 

Cultural art