Teacher -Mrs Tate 

TA’s- Miss Gregory and Miss Austen

Spring 1:

This half term at Nursery, we have been learning about bears. We have learned about different types of bears and we have been reading stories about bears. We read ‘Postman Bear’ by Julia Donaldson, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Teddy Bear’s Picnic, ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy and our favourite, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. We’ve had great fun acting out the stories, drawing pictures and talking about what our marks mean.

We have been learning to recognise and write our names and we’re starting to label our pictures with our names!

In maths, we have been learning how to count to 5 in different ways. We have been counting actions, making marks to represent numbers, learning to recognise numerals 1-5 and counting objects by carefully saying one number for each object.

For our RE sessions we have been reading some of the stories Jesus would have heard like Noah’s Ark.


We’ve also been enjoying all the snow we’ve been having recently. We’ve become experts at mark making in the snow!



  TOPIC NAMES Understanding the World Technology EAD (Expressive Arts and Design PSED RE Physical Development Literacy (Reading and Writing) Maths



(Teddy Bears Picnic)





Spring has Sprung





Food changes and decay


Chinese New Year


Spring and Seasonal Change


Farm animals



Mothers’ Day



IWB activities and skills continued.


Moving Toys, remote controls


Introduce CD player


E-safety focus

Textiles- Spr 1

Printing – Spr 2


Music and movement

Bear Hunt dance

Chinese new year dragon dance

Singing songs

Making rhythms independently

Changing sounds


Role play- explorers, toy shop, Three Bears House, Bear hunt/cave, farm.

Heartsmart – Too much selfie isn’t healthy (I love others)


Heartsmart – Don’t rub it in, rub it out! (I am a good friend)

The Stories Jesus Heard (The Bible)



Holi (Hindu festival)


Values- Forgiveness, compassion and Love

Uses circles and lines.

Shows a preference for a dominant hand


Writes first letter of name

Can write a few letters from own name

Write Dance and Dough Disco


Health- As above + use tools safely, teeth cleaning, understanding the importance of rest, eating, sleeping.



PE: Moving in different ways/safety/dance/understand our bodies.




Letters and Sounds Phase 1- Focus on alliteration, oral blending and segmenting.

Story structure, events, character and settings, inference and prediction, Non- fiction texts

Knows that print carries meaning

Distinguishes the difference between pictures and print

Understands directionality of print (as above)

Ascribes meaning to the marks they see in different places

Gives meaning to own marks

Show a difference between their drawings and writing

Draws/writes symbols

Begins to understand the concept of a word and a letter

Begins to use clearly identifiable letters from their own name

Begins to break the flow of speech into words

Enjoys writing for a purpose (lists, cards, labels).

Numbers to 5/counting to 5/matching numeral and quantity

Line up 1 to 5 in order/missing no.

The key principles of counting:

• One-to-one correspondence

• Cardinality

• Stable order

Addition and subtraction of 1 Number bonds to 5

Counting beyond objects (abstraction principle)

Representing numerals


Begin to use positional language

Talk about shapes and arrangements/ Similarity of shapes

Begin to talk about and use shapes for tasks

Size- begin to measure

Time- use a visual timetable

Explore money



Take a look at these document to show what Nursery will be looking at in Autumn Term- 

Class newsletter Nursery Spring 1

Spring 1 topic web Bears

Homework Leaflet- Homework leaflet