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Spring Learning

Amazing Animals

In Nursery we will be learning about God's amazing animals from around the world. In addition to all of the wonderful learning opportunities below, Nursery class are hoping to have many magical moments to share with your children.

We are hoping to have visits from a variety of furry friends over the half term, including Mrs Duff's fur baby, Rosie.

TOP SECRET information: We will hopefully be visiting Pets at Home and purchasing a class pet, watch this space........


Personal, Social and Emotional

  • Children will be encouraged to think about the feelings of the characters in stories.
  • Children will make their own choices and carry out small tasks to encourage positive self-esteem.
  • Work together to explore, building up positive relationships with their peers.
  • Develop skills for sharing and turn taking.


Communication and Language including Literacy


  • Listening activities to distinguish different sounds.
  • Use different natural tools for mark making.
  • Join in with repetitive phrases songs and rhymes.
  • Read, write, inc games and Fred talk.


Physical Development


  • Explore different ways of movement and spatial awareness.
  • Develop cutting skills by holding scissors correctly.
  • Funky fingers activities to develop fine motor skills for writing.
  • Encourage independence skills, such as helping to dress.


Understanding the World

  • We will focus on the natural world animals from different climates.
  • Children will learn how to take care of animals and the natural world around us.
  • We will investigate how things grow and change.



  • ​​​​​​​Explore patterns and 2D shapes in the environment.
  • Use different natural resources for counting and measuring.
  • Compare objects using vocabulary to describe size and shape.
  • Learn numbers 1-10 using songs and stories.


Expressive Arts and Design

  • Children will make props for role-play.
  • Children will construct using a wide range of resources.
  • We will use musical instruments to explore different sounds.
  • Children will use different media for their own creations.


Religious Education

  • ​​​​​​​We will explore how we are part of God's family and say thank you with our daily prayer.
  • We will experience celebrations from other cultures.
  • We will work hard to follow our schools virtues of being Curious and Active.