Nettleworth Infant and Nursery School

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Welcome to Nursery!

Our groups are Mrs Dunn’s Dolphins, Mrs Hubbard’s Hedgehogs and Mrs Keeling’s Koalas! Mrs Stafford is also an important part of our Nursery team.


Our topic for this half term is Weird, Wacky and Wonderful - All about Me!



We are learning how to to co-operate, take turn turns, develop confidence, resilience and independence, show concern for feelings of others and follow rules through ‘in the moment’ discussions, planned adult led activities and child initiated activities.

Our weekly themes include…

Getting to Know Each Other

Marvellous Me!

I’m Special

Rainbow Rules and routines


Communication and Language

Our ongoing provision will promote the development of children’s attention, understanding of language and speaking, broaden children’s vocabulary and become effective communicators in a variety of situations.


Physical Development

‘Funky Fingers’ takes place at the beginning of every session to promote control and co-ordination in large and small movements, such as ‘Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle’, Finger Gym, threading and tweezer challenges.



There will be daily opportunities for singing and stories and opportunities for mark–making both inside and outside. We will be sharing quality texts and stories to promote a love of reading and writing. Phonics is taught in a fun and child centred way with actions for each of the letter sounds. The multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers.

Our stories this half term are….

Come on, Daisy!

Incredible Me!

Owl Babies

Goat Goes to Nursery

It’s Okay to be Different


Mathematics  linked to themes

We will be singing counting songs and reciting number names in sequence, selecting small numbers of objects from a group and matching the numeral and quantity. We will also enjoy learning about environmental Shapes.


Understanding the World

Indoor and outdoor experiences will provide opportunities for the children to explore and extend their learning. Next steps will be established as will the children’s interests, enabling activities to support learning in these areas to be provided.

Our topics will include…..

 Autumn, comparing families and homes, nocturnal animals and Harvest Festival.


Expressive Art and Design

Our ongoing provision and adult led activities and experiences will support children when selecting and using materials and resources appropriately to use imaginatively to represent their ideas.