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Nursery Overview of teaching and learning.

Personal, Social and Emotional development



Turn taking

Understanding boundaries

Developing cooperative play and learning

Welcomes value and praise

Focusing attention

Demonstrates friendly behaviour, initiating conversations and forming good relationships

Develop confidence when playing

Communication and language


Listening skills

Listening to stories with increasing attention.

Turn taking when talking

Responding to simple instructions

Beginning to use and understand prepositions, e.g. in, on, under, in front, behind, etc.

Ask questions “who, what, when, why, how”

Uses talk to pretend that and object stands for something else

Physical development


Gross motor (larger movements) such as:

Running with control and direction

Jumping with two feet together






Developing core stability through yoga and stretches.

Fine motor control (small movements) such as: pencil control, developing a good pencil grip

Personal skills such as dressing, managing personal hygiene and toileting.


Enjoys rhyming and rhythmic activities

Listens to and joins in stories, poems and repeated refrains and phrases in rhymes and stories.

Develop an understanding stories

Listens to stories with increasing attention.

Looks at books independently with care.

Recognise own name, familiar signs and logos.

Gives meaning to marks they make.


Reciting numbers in order to 10.

Uses number names and number language in play.

Knows that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.

Shows an interest in numerals in the environment.

Shows an interest in representing numerals Shows an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects.

Shows awareness of similarities of shape in the environment.

Shows interest in shape by sustaining construction activity or by talking about shapes or arrangements.

Beginning naming shapes


Understanding the world

ICT: naming parts of a computer

Mouse control

Clicking icons

Use different types of ICT

Shows an interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them.

Looking after our environment.

Shows interest in different occupations and ways of life.

Make comments about what they see, hear, smell, touch and taste

Find out how things work

Talk about their lives and what is important.

Recall special times and events.

Expressive art and design

Naming colours

Mixing colours

Model making using different joining techniques


Sings a few familiar sounds.

Explores musical instrument and how sounds can be changed.

Role play.

Christmas assembly

Topics and books throughout the Autumn term will include: All about me, Elma, People who help us, Autumn seasons, Bonfire night, The elves and the shoe maker, Christmas.

Any interests you child has please inform a member of the nursery team and we will incorporate this into our plans.

Don’t forget to send in work and photographs for your child’s learning journal.