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Nursery – Ofili Class

Summer (1) 2019

Our theme for Summer Term 1 is ‘Changes, big and small’.

We will begin by reading the book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, through the text we will learn about the life-cycle of a butterfly and discuss healthy eating. We will care for our own caterpillars in the classroom and release them at forest school.

We will then move to learning about the life-cycle of a ladybird, we will have our own ladybirds to care for in the classroom. We will discuss the needs of the ladybirds and observe them as they change and grow. We will release the ladybirds at forest school.

We will also learn about the life-cycle of plants and observe our own plants grow from seed which we will take home to share with our families.

As we move towards the transition to reception in September we will have more focus on developing independence and the children will gradually become more involved in focused small group work.

This term sees the introduction of reading books to take home. Books will be changed weekly and your child will have a specific day when their book will be changed. Parents are invited to ‘Storytime’ (day and time will be advised) where books will be shared with small groups of children.

Please do not hesitate to ask staff members if you have any questions relating to the above information.

Spring (2) 2019


Our theme for Spring Term 2 is ‘If you go down to the woods’.

Throughout this term we will explore various picture books featuring bears

  • ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’.            
  • ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’.
  • ‘Where’s my teddy’.
  • ‘This is the bear’ series.   

We will read the books together and the children will learn about story structure.  We will encourage the children to identify story features such as principal characters, settings and events.  The children will then retell the stories and adapt and collaboratively write their own.

We will explore story settings further by creating our own small world settings and use the outside area to extend the children’s understanding.

Through this topic we will practically explore positional language both inside and outside the classroom.  We will encourage the children to identify and order objects using the language of size.

The term and topic will end with a ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ designed and made by the children.  We will also discuss and learn about the festival of Easter.

Please do not hesitate to ask staff members if you have any questions relating to the above information.

Spring (1) 2019




Our theme for Spring Term 1 is People Who Help Us.

We will begin by discussing who helps us in our home and at school.  We will then extend our topic to include looking at various occupations that the children show interest in.  We will discuss the various occupations with children to find out what they already know and what they would like to learn about.  We will also encourage the children to explore this theme through role-play and creative activities. 


This term we hope to have various visitors to our classroom, this will include visits by a Doctor, Police Officer and a visit by the Fire Service (all subject to operational commitments).

In addition to discrete phonics sessions we will begin to provide some ‘homework’ tasks which may take the form of letter/number formation or reading tasks.

Please do not hesitate to ask staff members if you have any questions relating to the above information.

Autumn (1) 2018

Welcome to Oak View Nursery

The first few weeks of term will be spent settling the children into the nursery environment.  The children will be encouraged to engage with their learning environment and all staff will support them to become familiar with the routine of the morning.

During this time, your child will interact with other children at school, in many different situations.  We will work on the specific skills of sharing, empathy, cooperation and taking turns.  All children and adults will be expected to show respect to each other and their learning environment and resources.

We will cover the seven areas of learning through our theme of ‘Nursery Rhymes’, detailed in the overview of the term.

We will be looking at some traditional nursery rhymes such as ‘Old McDonald’, ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ and ‘Humpty Dumpty’.  Other not so traditional rhymes such as ‘Five little men in a flying saucer’ and ‘One elephant went out to play’ will also be covered.Your child will engage with our curriculum both inside and out, please provide a coat for your child every day.