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.


Welcome to all our families as we start the new academic year. This is our first newsletter which will let you know all about the core book, Owl Babies, we are using in the Nursery and activities you can do to support your child’s learning and enjoyment.


Communication & Language

What we will do: use puppets to re-enact the story of the Owl Babies. 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.

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.


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


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

Nursery Newsletter - Autumn Term 1 - September 2019

Nursery Topic Overview - Autumn Term 1 - September 2019