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 half term our topic book in nursery is ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. We will follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!

Communication & Language

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


What we will do: A range of mark making opportunities; writing lists and invitations for our teddy bears’ picnic. Beginning to learn a sound a week.

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

What we will do: Talk about how the characters feel at different parts of the story and learning the names of different emotions.

Understanding the World

What we will do: Learn all about the different celebrations that are taking place such as Fireworks night, Diwali and Christmas. Explore how the seasons change from autumn to winter.

Expressive Arts & Design

What we will do:  Use natural resources to create a variety of art work. Make a lantern for the Bear cave as well as making winter and Christmas decorations.

Physical Development

What we will do: Go on a bear hunt to look for bears and make sandwiches for our teddy bears’ picnic.                               


What we will do: Explore positional language whilst making our own bear hunt map. Make repeated patterns using bears.

Please click below to see the latest version of the Nursery newsletter and curriculum topic overview

Nursery Newsletter - Autumn Term 2 - October 2018

Nursery Topic Overview - Autumn Term 1 - September 2018