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.


For the first half of the Summer Term in Nursery our key book is ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ by Ronda and David Armitage. Every day, Mrs Grinling sends her husband, the lighthouse keeper his lunch on a special wire between their house and the lighthouse; but then the seagulls discover how tasty the lunch is.

Communication & Language

What we will do:

Identify the initial sounds in words linked to our topic story.


What we will do:

Write a shopping list for Mrs Grinling. Discuss what the seagulls might be saying in different parts of the story. 

Expressive Arts & Design

What we will do:

Create our own adventures for Fred, Tom and Bert (seagulls). Use a range of instruments to explore the sounds made by waves and seagulls. Construct our own boats using different materials, to float on water.

Understanding the World

What we will do:

Follow instructions to make different items for Mr Grinling’s lunch. Explore objects floating and sinking in water.

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

What we will do:

Discuss what food we like to have for lunch. Work together as a team to build a large lighthouse in Forest School. 

Physical Development

What we will do:

Weave strips of paper to create a paper napkin as seen in the story. Make a working pulley rope in Forest School to send things in a basket to each other.


What we will do:

Introduce subtraction and one less each time the seagulls take an item from the picnic basket.


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Nursery Newsletter - Summer Term 1 - 2018