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Our curriculum theme for Autumn term is Ancient Civilisation.

Nursery Class Autumn Term 2019


The key focus for our whole school theme this term is Heritage. We are learning to explore and find out about the world around us and to ask questions about it. In Nursery Class we are learning about Ancient Civilisations. In the first half term we focused on Ancient China and Ancient Egypt. This half term we will be learning about people from Ancient India and comparing them to ourselves.  We are learning about different cultures and beliefs. We will learn about cultural and religious differences in India; focusing on Diwali. Our role play areas will be an Indian kitchen, and a market stall with Indian foods, fruit and vegetables. We will continue to make cross-curricular links with all other curricular areas. We will also read some picture books related to India such as ‘My Mother’s Sari’ by Sandhya Rao; ‘Lima’s Red Hot Chilli Pepper’ by Mills David; ‘The Tiger Child – A folk tale from India’ by Joanna Troughton; ‘Elephant Dance – A Journey to India’ by Theresa Heine; ‘The Elephants Friend and other tales from Ancient India’ by Marcia Williams.


The nursery opens at 8.55am. The children register themselves using their name cards. At 9.05am we have a daily class teaching session. At 9.30am we do ‘the daily mile’ run in the school playground. On Mondays the children have a gardening session in the school rooftop garden with our school gardener. On Wednesdays the nursery children have a singing and music session with a specialist music teacher. The nursery children have free flow activities inside and outside. We share a story before lunchtime. Morning children go home at 11.55am. Full time Nursery children have lunch in the school dining room. At 1.00pm the afternoon children arrive and we have a whole class teaching session. The nursery children have free flow activities inside and outside. We have story time at 3pm. The nursery closes at 3.25pm.


Please find an overview of what the children have been learning over the 2019-20 school year:

Ancient Civilisations Overview

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