Main Theme  –  Continuing Settling In

Small World Corner & ’Belly Play’ Carpet Using imaginative play & language Understanding the world Vehicle Table Using fine motor skills with co-operative play & language Using imagination to create scenariosHome Corner Imitating everyday experiences in role-play scenarios Communicating through language & actions Collaborative interactions with peers Cafe, Hairdressers
Construction Tray  Using fine/gross motor skills & imagination to build, create & assemble Exploring shape, pattern & sizePuzzles Using critical thinking to match shapes & patterns Using fine motor skills & manipulation to assemble & complete peg, inset & table top puzzlesUnderstanding the World Experiencing different textures & materials Exploring using descriptive language Finding out about the animals, plants & technology of the world around us Bug House
Literacy Table Creative mark-making & early writing Development of tripod grip for control Free-Drawing & Mark-Making Using ScissorsCraft Activity Creating with different materials Using fine motor & cutting skills Making Sticky PicturesMathematics Tray Exploring numbers, counting & comparisons Understanding shape, pattern & measures   (SL-2024) Say one number for each item in order: 1,2,3,4,5   (SL-2025) Take part in finger rhymes with numbers
Painting Area Free-painting & mark-making Developing brush control Exploring colour mixingMalleable Materials Table Manipulating materials using hands, tools & equipment Creative model-makingBook Corner Handling & exploring story, picture & non-fiction books Listening to, understanding & interacting with stories Developing awareness of rhyme & initial sounds

PSED  –  Select & use activities/resources, with help when needed  (SL-2024)  :  Managing transitions eg, from parent to key person  (SL-2025)

Physical Development  –  Be increasingly independent in meeting their own care needs  (SL-2024)  :  Develop good hygiene practices with handwashing  (SL-2025)

Dear parents,

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to all our new families. All the children are now settling in well and getting used to the routine of the nursery day.

We will send out our planning(see above) via Tapestry every 2 weeks,it will also be displayed on the signing in table and on our website.Please take some time to read it .You will see in some sections we differentiate between children who are School Leavers in 2024 (SL 2024) and children who are School Leavers in 2025 (SL 2025).We will also be sending out some hints and tips to support your children as they learn and grow in independence.

As well as everything that is in our planning we will also be learning some lovely Autumn Songs and focusing on  our Golden Rules.

Please do feel free to ask any of the staff if you are unsure about anything, we will always do our best to support you.