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Spring 2

Spring Term 2

Welcome to Spring Term 2

Throughout this half term children continue to take part in child initiated activities and small adult led group sessions.

Nursery children are supported in following the 'Golden Rules' and our 'Take Care' ethos, which are displayed and promoted across school. 

 'Golden Rules'

I am kind.

I look after the environment.

I follow our Listening Rules.

I try my best. 


Spring 2 Topic - 'Animals'

Within the topic children engage with a range of fiction and non fiction texts. .

Children become familiar with parts of a book. Initially, children are encouraged to discuss the front cover. We wonder aloud and children share their thoughts. eg I wonder who the characters might be?  I wonder what the setting is? Could it be a town, a wood, a village ...?  I wonder what season it could be?  I wonder what the characters could be doing?

The children locate the title and become familiar with the terms author and illustrator. The book is then shared, during which children understand that fiction texts are read from front to back and the text from left to right. 

As children hear the story they are encouraged to look out for our 'key words' linked to the story and join in with repetitive phrases. 

Children are supported in sequencing the events; knowing, discussing and contrasting events and feelings of the characters at the beginning, middle and the end of each story.

Each focus text is enriched with opportunities for acting out, retelling through puppet shows and sequencing pictures.

Focus Texts to support our topic include: 

  • 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'
  • 'The Very Busy Spider'
  • 'Rumble in the Jungle'
  • 'Commotion in the Ocean '
  • 'Farmyard Hullabaloo'



Pancake Day (Tuesday 1st March 

Children learn about 'Pancake Day' and experience a range of activities including:

  • Texts -'The Runaway Pancake' & 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes'.
  • Finding out about traditional events.
  • Taking part in pancake races.
  • Making & tasting pancakes.
  • Designing pancakes.

World Book Day (Thursday 3rd March) 

Children are invited to dress up as characters from story books and bring one of their favourite books to nursery.

Throughout the day children will hear a range of stories and take part in linked activities. 

Across school children will take part in activities linked to 'Journey' by Aaron Becker.

Red Nose Day (18th March)

Easter Celebrations (week beginning 28th March) -Nursery will join together to take part in Easter activities..