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Topic Overview

In Nursery, our curriculum is based around key texts and linked first hand experiences that will engage and inspire our young learners. The topics, key texts and first hand experiences below are our core offer, we also follow the interests of our children to enhance the curriculum further.

Nursery Topic Overview

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Nursery Rhymes






Key Texts

  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Baa, Baa Black Sheep
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Incy Wincy Spider
  • 1,2,3,4,5, Once I Caught a Fish Alive
  • Each Peach Pear Plum


  • The Colour Monster
  • Wow Said the Owl
  • Tree
  • Mix it up
  • That’s not my….
  • The Tiger who came to Tea
  • Oi! Dog!
  • Dear Zoo
  • Jasper’s Beanstalk
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Titch
  • The Enormous Turnip
  • Monkey Puzzle
  • Mr Gumpy’s Outing
  • The Train Ride
  • Whatever Next!
  • Naughty Bus
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear
  • My Friend Bear
  • A Beginners Guide to Bear Spotting
  • Teddy Bears Picnic
  • Where’s My Teddy?

First Hand Experiences

A performance

Create an art gallery

A visit from some pets

Zoo/Aquarium/Safari Park trip


A visit from a baby

Growing beans and sunflowers

Get the bus to a shop to buy items for a picnic on the moon (Whatever Next!)

East Lancs Railway

A teddy bears picnic end of year celebration with families