** This week our learning theme is 'the art of Henry Moore and Giacometti'**



Welcome to our Nursery



Teacher:  Mrs C Hardwick

Early Years Practitioners: 

Mrs A Ray 

Mrs L Halsey


Welcome to the Summer Term in the Nursery class

Our learning theme this half term is 'Amazing Artists and Music'

Artist Palette

Each week we will have a focus theme and our group time learning (Adult Directed Activity) will be based around that theme. Our weekly themes this half term include - Andy Goldsworthy, Modrian, Hundertwasser, Henry Moore, Picasso, Giacometti, Percussion, and make your own music!


Week 7 17.-7.17 - Music

No Show and Tell this week

Shared Reading

Thursday 20th July

Some of the things we will be learning and exploring are;

Following on from the visit from the brass player we will explore making sounds using pipes and tubing. We will also challenge the children to create their own shakers; they will need to find a suitable container and decide independently what will need to go inside to make a sound and how they can seal the container. We will use a ‘noiseometer’ on the IWB to see how loudly and quietly we can play.

Mark making to music – on a big scale (Squiggle as you Wiggle). First we will create our own rhyming story using pictures for ideas, children will be asked to think of other rhyming words to complete a phrase. Some children will be writing these on the IWB. Then the children will explore using percussion instruments to add sound effects to their story.

Finishing off our art theme by creating and then using our own paint using materials you’d find at home – this was inspired by Sophie’s and Isaac’s suggestions.

On Thursday we have a party – please see the food suggestions in the cloakroom and put your child’s name next to the item you would like to donate. The children can wear party clothes (we won’t have any messy activities out) and can bring favourite music CDs/ suggestions to play.

On Friday we will tidying and sorting and taking care of our environment. The children will also reflect on what they have enjoyed and learned during their time in Nursery and what they are looking forward to next year.

We will also sing and learn new counting and shape songs every day and explore maths activities on the IWB.  


  What the children say...

As usual we asked the children about what they’d like to explore, play with and learn about over the next half term. All ideas will be interwoven through planning. Click on the link below to see our ideas and thoughts.

Nursery children's ideas and thoughts 

Other areas of learning in Nursery include....


Physical Learning


PE day is Monday

This half term in PE we will be focusing on team games and activities. We will also link warm ups to other curriculum areas with activities such as 'Squiggle as you Wiggle' and 'Pen Pals', counting actions / movements and creating shapes.

Please can all children have a named PE kit in a bag.

RE Learning   Image result for religious education learning

RE will be explored partly through short periods of Adult Directed Learning which highlight key festivals, celebrations, religious symbols and religious vocabulary with reference to children’s own experiences and also through the children's own Child Initiated Learning.

This Half Term our theme is Relationships; the children will have the opportunity;

  • to talk about care and concern for each other through happy/sad times
  • to find out about people who help us
  • to find out about important religious people.




Our Computing theme this Half Term is called 'Exploring Sound'.

We will be linking this with other curriculum areas and exploring using equipment to record sound, making comparisons between digital music  and using instruments in the classroom, making comparisons between hearing sounds and replaying recordings of sounds.  We will be highlighting aspects of eSafety and the need to use technology carefully and responsibly and the need to ask permission if recording others. We will also talk about what to do and who to talk to if you are worried about something related to technology.

Have you had a look at the 'Curriculum' area of our website? It contains information about our learning across the whole year in Nursery, including Themes, Topics and further curriculum information. Some of the Themes may be subject to change, dependent on the children's interests and ideas.