Welcome to Nursery
We are very excited about our Winter topic in the spring term. Below we have listed the range of exciting activities that we have planned. We are looking forward to an amazing term of fun, love, laughter and a whole lot of learning!
With very best wishes, Mrs O'Donnell, Mrs Afzal and Mrs Hunter
At St James' we deliver daily Phonics sessions in EYFS and Key Stage One which are a combination of Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics.
Here is a link to the Letters and Sounds website. This includes the Phases and order in which sounds are taught
Letters and Sounds
Here are links to several websites used in school which include fun and interactive Phonics songs and games.
If you are unfamiliar with the Phonic sounds here is a link to a video which models correct pronunciation and the related Jolly Phonics songs and actions.
Jolly Phonics - Letter Sounds
Spring 01 Learning In Nursery:
Personal, Social & Emotional:
Talk about emotions, how does penguin feel in the story?How do you feel when you find something difficult?
Movement skills - penguin dances, using streamers, target play- aim bean bags into a penguin pot. Fine Motor - feed penguins using tongs and pom poms.
Expressive Art & Design:
Explore & use different materials/textures, collage penguins, snow scenes.
Draw penguins - pastels, paints, felt tips.
Imaginative play - Arctic small world scene.
Role Play - Re-tell the "I Can Fly" story - using props.
Dance & Music - Penguin Dancing, Vivaldi Four Seasons - Winter
Poems, songs and rhymes - I'm a Little Snowman, I'm a little penguin, A Little White Snowman
Understanding The World:
Sensory Exploration of natural materials - ice, gloop, melted snow
Develop vocabulary - talk about what we see - e.g. ice melting
Respect and care for the environment - feed birds
Cold Areas of the world e.g. The Arctic
Vocabulary development through rhyme - "On A Cold & Frosty Morning"
Number rhymes, Sorting & Matching, Finding The Odd One out, Copying a continuing pattern e.g. a stripy scarf. Counting, shapes, spatial preposition - e.g. hiding a penguin in front of, behind etc. Subitise to 2 , snowballs, dice with 1 & 2. Time/sequencing - sequence story/actions
Any queries, please send your email to
Nursery Long Term Plan
Learning In Nursery