Childeric Primary School

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Nursery Summer Term

Our topic is ‘In our garden’.  The children observe mini-beasts such as snails, ants and ladybirds and learn to take care of any small creatures they find.  We look after tadpoles and Giant African snails; watch them develop whilst learning about their life-cycles.  We grow beans, lettuce and sunflowers, measuring them as they increase in height.  We also make salad sandwiches with our produce.  Our favourite stories are ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.  The children participate in role play and make caterpillars from different media.  They also spend plenty of time outside enjoying the warmer weather.


Communication and Language

Listening & Attention, Understanding & Speaking



  • To continue to learn and use new words



  • To use a range of tenses (e.g. play, playing, will play, played)



  • To use descriptive language when talking about people and thinks (e.g. the butterfly was very colourful with big wings)



  • To join in with repeated refrains and to anticipate key events and phrases in rhymes and stories

Physical Development

Moving & Handling, Health & Self-Care



  • To jump off an object and land appropriately



  • To show increasing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching of kicking it.



  • To have an awareness of healthy eating and exercise



  • To experiment with different ways of moving



Personal, Social and Emotional Development



  • To start conversations and take account of what others say



  • To resolve conflicts with other children by finding a compromise



  • To be able to talk about themselves positively and what they are good at



  • To understand that their actions can affect others





Reading & Writing


  • To be able to identify some rhyming words and continue a rhyming string (e.g. cat, bat, hat, sat)



  • To name and sound out the letters of the alphabet



  • To hear and say the initial sound in words



  • To know that information can be found in books


Numbers, Shape, Space & Measure


  • To show an interest in mathematical problems (e.g. how many bananas do we need for snack time?)



  • To identify 2D and some 3D shapes



  • To be able to say 1 more than a given number



  • To count two groups of objects to find the total

Understanding of the World

People & Communities, The World, Technology


  • To enjoy the outdoor area to find mini-beasts and grow plants and vegetables



  • To talk about things they have observed and look closely at similarities, differences, pattern and change



  • To complete a simple programme on the computer

Expressive Arts & Design

Exploring & using media & materials. Being imaginative


  • To construct with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources



  • To use their imagination in role-play alongside their friends



  • To enjoy a wide range of creatives activities such as painting, collage and printing