At Bannockburn, we believe that children in Nursery learn best by 'doing'. Nursery is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage 9EYFS) and is based on four main principles of the Early Years Profile.


This term our key book is ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. It is about three owlets that wake up one night to find their mother gone, worry about her absence, but are then elated when she inevitably returns from her night flight.

Communication & Language

What we will do: use puppets to re-enact the story. Talk about our predictions and  talk about our experiences.


What we will do: describe owls and label body parts, talk about feelings and what we know about the dark.

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

What we will do: play ‘homes’ in our home role play area. Discuss how the owl feels in the book when he is afraid.

Understanding the World

What we will do: look at the similarities and differences between owls. Learn about other animals that live in the woods.

Expressive Arts & Design

What we will do: make owls using different materials and colours. Learn and sing different songs about night and day.


What we will do: order objects in size from smallest to biggest. Count to 10 and beyond.

Physical Development

What we will do: use natural resources to make a nest for an owl.  Transfer objects from one container to another using tweezers.


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Nursery Newsletter - Autumn Term 1 - September 2018