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 ‘Emma Jane’s Aeroplane’ by Katie Haworth. Emma Jane zooms around the world visiting different cities, making a crew of animal friends who save the day when the plane gets into trouble.

Communication & Language

What we will do:  

  • Learn simple phrases in other languages such as colours and numbers.
  • Create our own aeroplane adventures for Emma Jane.



What we will do:  

  • Listening to a variety of stories from around the world.
  • Learn to write the sounds we have learnt.


Personal, Social & Emotional Development

What we will do:

  • Talk about how we are similar and different from each other.


Understanding the World

What we will do:

  • Look at different countries around the world and their significant features.


Expressive Arts & Design

What we will do:

  • Use different materials to make a variety of objects including an African mask and Chinese lantern.
  • Use instruments to tap out a rhythm to music from different continents.


Physical Development

What we will do:

  • Dance like animals we would see in the African jungle and Amazon rainforest.
  • Use scissors with control to cut paper.



What we will do:

  • Look for simple shapes in everyday objects.
  • Use shapes to create pictures of animals.


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

Nursery Newsletter - Spring Term 1 - January 2019

Nursery Topic Overview - Spring Term 1 - January 2019