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 ‘Animal Bop’ by Jan Ormerod.  Throughout the story we meet a variety of animals and explore how they move in different ways.

Communication & Language

We will be listening to animal poetry, identifying rhyming words. We are also using music to create a rhythm.


We will be using our sounds to write the name of animals such as cat, dog, hen, rat and duck. In addition, we shall describe animals in the story.

Expressive Arts & Design

We shall be using creative resources to recreate the patterns seen on jungle animals. Afterwards, we will be making animal masks to support our role play.

Understanding the World

During this term we are looking at non-fiction books to find out about different animals and the habitats they live in. Then we will discuss similarities and differences between different habitats.

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Following instructions we are going on a ‘jungle expedition’ in the Forest School, including the prepositions: over, under, behind, next. 


We will be creating a class pictogram - What is your favourite jungle animal? Then we will be comparing the height and length of animals. 

Physical Development

We are looking forward to making a tropical fruit salad, and manipulating playdough to create animals. 

Nursery Newsletter Spring 2017

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