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Southern Road Nursery

Parents information

Autumn 1

Topic: Celebrations


This half term our topic is ‘Celebrations’ below are some of the core books we will be focusing on during the next 6 weeks


The Early Years Framework consist of 7 learning areas which are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
  • Communication and Language (CLL)
  • Physical Development (PD)
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical Development
  • Understanding of the World (UW)
  • Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

Below is a brief explanation of what your child will be learning in each of the 7 areas and how you can help them at home.


Children will begin to play in groups and do some sort of role play based on what they are reading.  They will be given an opportunity to gain independence in selecting what activities and resources they need. They will learn about how some actions may have consequences. At home can you encourage children to participate in house rules and know the importance of them?


Children will learn to listen to others in a group and initiate conversation when it interests them.  They will be listening to a variety of stories and rhymes, while doing so they  will be encouraged to point to some familiar words, some action words  and share some thoughts about the book.

At home can you read to your child as much as you can?


Children will be encouraged to hold a pencil correctly and imitate drawing lines and circles using the hand they feel confident in.  children will also be encouraged to put on and take off their coats independently.

At home can you encourage your child to dress and undress independently.


Children will be encouraged to mark make and give small explanations on what it means.  They will also learn some rhymes and how to make a rhyming string.

At home children can be encouraged to mark make where ever possible, eg: writing shopping list with you, writing their name, writing cards on occasions


Children will learn how to use number in all play activities, they are also learning to recite number to 10.  They will learning to count objects to 10 and recognise numeral to 10

At home count objects, count cars on the way home, show children numbers in the environment.


Children will learn about all celebrations. They will learn about how different cultures celebrate different celebrations and what traditions are involved in these celebrations.


Children will learn few familiar songs.  They will begin to move to music and make sounds using different instruments.

At home sing some rhymes suggested in this booklet.


Please encourage your child to say ‘Good morning /afternoon’ when they are greeted at the front gate and to say goodbye when they leave.  It is important that you child feels confident to talk to all adults around the Nursery.


It is very important that your child attends nursery every day.  If they unable to attend due to an appointment please ensure that you let us know.

Keeping Safe

Please ensure that when you come out of the nursery building, you hold your child’s hand.  This will avoid children running out of the gate on their own down the street or into the road.

Parent’s contribution

If your child does a piece of work or says something amazing at home, please can you share this with the class teacher. You can even give us some writing, photos or anything that your child does at home.

Can you please also label all of your child’s clothing and bring a spare pair of clothes.  Thank You


Some Key Dates:

Tuesday 5th November 2019 – Nursery parents consultation day

Wednesday 11th December 2019 – Nursery Performance to parents

Thursday 19th December 2019 – Whole school Winter Fayre

Friday 20th December 2019 – Last day for the children

Some Rhymes to sing with your children.