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Vale View Primary School

Vale ViewPrimary School

Nursery Overview



Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6


Settling in

Marvellous Me

Out of this World Celebrations

Traditional Tales Imagery Worlds

Mini-beasts Growing

Amazing Animals Sea, Farm & Zoo

The Seaside Transition

Prime areas


Box of feelings.

Group games

Oral health

Cosmic yoga

Class rules

Christmas crafts

Making Diva lamps

Exploring planets 

Trying different foods

Movement to music

Action songs & rhymes Making up our own stories

Tuff tray experiences

Planting sunflowers, strawberries and tomatoes

How I’ve grown since being a baby Ordering of size

How do we look after pets?

Matching patterns

Animal sounds

Safety in the sun.

Rainbow Fish

Talking about our new schools School uniform

Specific Areas 

Phonics listening walk Which instruments make what sounds?

My routine

People who help me

Phonics - our favourite action songs

Follow the sounds in nursery

Exploring different materials

Google Earth - where we live

Phonics - our favourite rhymes and rhyming games. 

Silly soup

Re-telling or favourite

Traditional Tale

Repetitive phrases

Phonics - digging for treasure. Mirror play

Our sound boxes

Lifecycle sequencing

Phonics - making trumpets

Sound story time

Animal habitats 

Phonics - clapping sounds. Say the sounds

I spy sounds

Beach collage


 Core Books







Elmer. Titus’s troublesome


Alan’s Big Scary Teeth 

The Colour Monster

My first day at nursery

My Turn

The Gruffalo Where’s my Teddy? Children around the world

Eleanor Won’t Share

Alien’s love underpants. Harvest Festival.

Make a Christmas Wish

The Gruffalo’s Child

Room on a Broom

Lanterns & Firecrackers

The Smartest Giant in Town We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

The Three Little Pigs

Goldilocks and the

Three Bears

Dinosaurs Love


Meg and the Pirate 

The Giant Turnip

Jack and the


What the Ladybird


How do flowers grow?

Handa’s Surprise

Tadpole to frog

Acorn to oak tree 

The Very Hungry



The Crunching

Munching Caterpillar

Dear Zoo

Monkey Puzzle On the Farm

Rosie’s walk

Sharing a Shell

Rusty’s Bone Milk!

Snail and the whale

A First Book of the


Freddie goes to the sea side Rock Pools

The Rainbow Fish

Fidgety Fish Oomph!

First day at school

Topsy and Tim Start



Magical moments 


Harvest celebrations

First day at nursery



Bonfire Night 






Chinese New Year 

National Storytelling


Valentine’s Day 


Shove Tuesday

World Book Day 

Mother’s Day


St. Georges Day 




Queen’s Birthday  

Father’s Day 

Real Life Experiences

Leaf printing

Autumn Walk

Visit from a Dentist

Autumn walk 

Decorating a Christmastree

Christmas Nativity play and parties

Making fire (Forest

School activity)

Winter Walk.

Explore the local area.

Traditional Tales read by familiar people. 

Tasting Chinese food

Dinosaur walk on the

Whinless Down

Growing cress.

Planting sunflowers and measure them as they grow. 

Growing beans in jars.

Visit the garden centre to buy seeds. 



Vet visit.

Teddy Bears picnic.

Buying fruit and veg from a local shop

Visit from the Bug man  

Trip to the beach. 

Ice cream shop

Go to the local shop to buy sun cream 

Lifeguard visit to talk about sea safety




My family adventures

All about me

Wow moments from home

Christmas Craft afternoon 

Christmas Nativity

Stay and play.

Learning Journey 

Drop In

Photos of family days out in Dover.

Mother’s Day – invite female family members/ carers

Parent consultations 

Stay and play.

Stay and play.

Father’s Day – invite male family members/ carers

Sports Day

Leavers Assembly


Preparing snack

Hedgehog bread

Expression biscuits

Salad preparation

Preparing snack

Traditional treats e.g. toffee apples 

Fruit dinosaurs

Christmas biscuits

Making mashed potato 

Cup cakes


Chinese food tasting.


Potato salad using potatoes we have grown

Easter nests

Baking bread

Preparing snack

Fruit salad

Banana loaf

Picnic Food:

Sandwiches, sausage rolls, fruit kebabs

Making ice cream.

Fruit smoothies.

Topics are a broad plan for some of the learning that takes place each term.

Our planning is flexible and fluid in order to follow the children’s interests and meet individual children’s needs.