Nursery (F1)


Spring Term

The Spring Term is always a very exciting time of year in Nursery. The change in the season and weather provides lots of learning opportunities outside, and we will be exploring snow and ice, freezing and melting. Later in the term we will study growth and life-cycles by observing new plants and animals.

Some of the children are having their first experiences of nursery or ‘school’, and are exploring the learning opportunities available. Our older children are doing a wonderful job of welcoming them and are developing their own sharing and turn taking skills.

The children are learning through a wide variety of experiences including imaginative play, construction, mark making, creating models and pictures and exploring materials such as sand and paint.

In the first half term we will be learning all about ‘rhyme and rhythm.’ In this unit we will be reading a variety of books which contain poetry, rhymes, rhyming and rhythmic text.  The children will revisit familiar nursery rhymes and learn new ones.  We may even write our own!


In the second half term we will be moving on to reading the following books:


These books will lead to work on growing plants and learning about life-cycles of both plants and animals. Your child will be bringing home a plant they have grown and be able to tell you about the life-cycle of a butterfly. 

The children will be using mathematical skills in observing their plants and measuring their growth.  They will look closely at butterfly wings and the symmetrical patterns on them.

We will be getting very creative in the art area and producing lots of lovely art work for you to display at home.


There are many different number songs and rhymes we will be learning in Nursery which you can practice at home to support your child’s understanding of maths. We will be sending these home with your child but please ask for extra copies if you need them.


Please click here for our Spring term newsletter and here for our curriculum overview.

Our Curriculum Timetable

Nursery Timetable Spring 2019