NURSERY CURRICULUM

Curriculum Topics

Social Science

My feelings

Who am I?

Caring

Festival around the world

Maths

Space and position

Colour and shape

Pattern and function

Numbers and counting skills

Language

Simple stories

Nursery rhymes

Lift the flap books

Circle time brainstorming

Science

Weather

Personal hygiene

Colours, materials, describe and compare

  

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR NURSERY

Personal, Social, and Emotional Development

1. Dispositions and attitudes

  • Show curiosity
  • Have a positive approach to new experiences
  • Have a strong exploratory spirit

2.  Self-confidence and self-esteem

  • Separate from main caretaker with support

3. Making relationships

  • Feel safe and secure and demonstrate a sense of trust
  • Seek out others to share experiences
  • Relate and make attachments to other children and teachers in their group

4. Behavior and self-control

  • Begin to accept the needs of others with support
  • Begin to show care and concern of others and their environment

5. Self-care

  • Try to tackle a problem and enjoy a challenge they choose
  • Show a send of pride in one's achievement

6. Sense of community

  • Make connections between different parts of their life experience

Communication, Language and Literacy

1. Language for communication

  • Uses words and/or gestures to communicate
  • Listen to nursery rhymes and songs, joins in, listens to others in 1 to 1 conversation
  • Respond to simple directions
  • Use familiar words to express what they want/don't want
  • Use vocabulary focused on important objects and persons to them.
  • Begin to use talk to rehearse, reorder and reflect on past experience

2. Language for thinking

  • Begin to link cause and effect
  • Begin to use talk in pretend situations

3. Linking sounds and letters.

  • Enjoy rhyming and rhythmic activities
  • Distinguish one sound from another

4. Reading

  • Listen and join in with stories and poems
  • Show interest in illustrations in print in books
  • Begin to be aware of the way stories are structured

5. Writing

  • Draw and paint, sometimes giving meaning to marks
  • Engage in activities requiring hand-eye coordination

6. Handwriting

  • Use one handed tools and equipment

Mathematical Development

1. Numbers as labels and for counting

  • Say number names in familiar contexts, like nursery rhymes
  • Count reliably up to 3 - 4 everyday objects
  • Join in with rote counting up to 10

2. Calculating

  • Respond to adding and subtracting in rhymes and games
  • Show an interest in number problems

3. Problem solving

 

 

  • Recognize various problems, not only those in the mathematical world
  • Identify and begins to describe what needs to be done to solve problems
  • Begin to represent  different ways that a problem can be resolved
  • Solve different types of problems
  • Distinguish what the problem is exactly asking

4. Shape, space and measure

  • Play with shapes, makes arrangements with objects
  • Use size language ex. big/little
  • Observe and uses positional language - ex. on, in
  • Play with shapes, makes arrangements with objects
  • Use size language ex. big/little
  • Observe and uses positional language - ex. on, in

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

1. Exploration and investigation

 

  • Show curiosity and interest in their surroundings and in events
  • Explore objects
  • Shown interest in why things happen and how things work

2. Designing and making skills.

  • Use/investigate construction material
  • Recognize tools can be used for a purpose

3, Information and communication technology

  • Show an interest in computers, programmable toys

5. A sense of time

  • Remember and talk about significant things that have happened to them

6. A sense of place

  • Show an interest in the world in which they live

7. Cultures and beliefs

  • Express feelings about a special, personal event

Physical Development

1. Movement

  • Manage body and can combine and repeat movements

2. A sense of space

  • Judge body space in relation to spaces available

3. Health and bodily awareness

  • Awareness of own needs with regard to eating, sleeping and hygiene
  • need adult support to meet those needs

4. Using equipment

  • Operate equipment usually by pushing and pulling movements

5. Using tools and materials

  • Engage in activities requiring hand-eye coordination
  • Use one handed tools

Creative Development

1. Exploring media and materials

  • Begin to differentiate colours
  • Use their bodies to explore texture and space
  • Make 3 dimensional structures

2. Music

  • Join in favourite songs
  • Show interest in how musical  instruments sound
  • Enjoy moving and dancing

3. Imagination

  • Pretend that one object represents another
  • Observe and imitates later adult behavior

4. Responding to experiences and expressing and communicating ideas

  • Show interest in what they see, feel, touch, smell and hear.
  • Use facial expressions, words to express satisfaction and frustration

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