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Southern Road Nursery

Parents information

Spring 1

Topic: Home


This half term our topic is ‘Homes’  below are the core books we will be focusing in on during the next 5 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.


This half term children will be learning to ask questions to other members of staff and other children.  They will be gaining confidence in asking adults for help.  They will also learn about objects around the community and talk about them with other adults and peers.


In this area children will learn how to take turns in conversation and ask basic questions about their environment.  They will gain more confidence in listening to stories for a longer period of time.  They will also learn about rhymes in songs and stories. 

At home please encourage your child to talk about what they will see while you are out shopping as well as encourage them to ask questions about things that they are unfamiliar to. 


In this area children will learn how to move confidently in a given space as well as learning how to throw and catch a large ball.

At home practise some throwing and catching objects with your child


Children will be encouraged to join in singing some rhymes and learn how to sing them independently as well as look at the rhyming string.  They will be made aware how stories are structured and who are the main characters in the story.  Children will also be encouraged to draw and write things they see in the environment.

At home encourage your child to draw and mark make and ask them what they have written.  It would also be nice to bring these pieces of work to the nursery to share with the teachers.


Children will learn how compare quantities in objects and talk about it.  They will also learn how to count amounts of objects in a given group.  They will learn how to identify shapes investigate shapes in the local environment.

At home encourage your child to identify the different shapes they see around the environment.


Children will learn about people familiar to them and the important role they play in the community. They will be able to notice the change within the local environment and learn how different forms of technology work.


Children will learn few familiar songs.  They learn to explore different colours and how colours change when mixed.  They will also be encouraged to carry out lots of roles play based on what they have learnt and seen.


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 everyday..  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 Rhymes to sing with your children.


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.