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Yearly Calendar

        Month & theme Week 1 topic Week 2 topic Week 3 topic Week 4 topic Week 5 topic

 

January 

 The Natural World

Families

 

NEW YEARS DAY 01/01/18 Nursery CLOSED

INSET DAY  02/01/18 Nursery CLOSED

Planting daffodils. 

 

Exploring the nursery Nature Garden

Looking at the 5 sense:  Smell, taste, touch, hearing and sight



Topic:  night and day

 

British Values:  

Music & Art

 

 

Exploring the nursery Nature Garden 

 

 

 

February

 Mini Beasts – Insects

Identifying mini beasts

And looking at life cycles.

 

 

British Values: 

 Mutual Respect and Tolerance

 

 

Lots of activities leading up to celebrating Chinese New Year 16/02/18 Year of Earth Dog

Which insects can you see in the Nature Garden? 

Life Cycles:  the caterpillar

 

Spring Half Term Break: 

 12th-16th February.  All government funded children not in attendance 

 

Pancake Day:  13/02/18

 

Valentines Day 14/02/18

 

Thursday 22nd February 2018 – Parents group Meeting, 6-7pm.  All parents invited. 

 

Spring walks and visiting local parks

 

 

 

 

 

March

Stories / Fairy Tales

 

  • WORLD BOOK DAY 01/03/2018

 

 

 

Friday 16th March is the nursery’s 6th birthday.  To celebrate we will be going on a Bear Hunt.  

 

 

 

Mother’s Day

09/03/17 will be having a Tea Party with mums from 3-4pm

 

Red Nose Day

23/03/18 – all children come in dressed in red with £1 donation to charity

 

  • Parents Evening:  
  • 27th, 28th  and 29th March.  Parents to book individual time with child’s Key Worker.

 

 30/03/18 Good Friday Nursery CLOSED

02/04/18 Easter Monday Nursery CLOSED 

 

 

British Values: 

 Food and Drink

 

Reminder: 30/03/18 Good Friday Nursery CLOSED

02/04/18 Easter Monday Nursery CLOSED Open as normal from Tuesday 3rd April

 

Easter Break holiday

02/04/18-13/04/18

(Government funded children not in attendance.  Return on Monday 16th April 2018)

 

 

April

 New arrivals

02/04/18 Easter Monday Nursery CLOSED 

 

Exploring nature looking at flowers, plants and trees 

 

 

Government funded children return to nursery on Monday 16th April 2018 

 

Babies visit Greenwich Park Toddlers:  What flowers can you see?

 

Toddlers visit Greenwich Park

 

18/04/18 Pyjamas Day 

 

 

Pre-School visit Greenwich Park

 

British Values: 

The Law – Right/Wrong

Which flowers did we see at the park and which ones were our favourite?  What were the colours, smells and textures? 

 

Planting flowers in the nursery Nature Garden.  

 

 

May

Transport

 

Looking at means of transport:  Which ones have you used?

 

Monday 7th May 2018 – Early May Day Bank Holiday Nursery CLOSED.

Inset Day 08/05/18 Nursery CLOSED

 

 

May Day (spring) Colours.  How colours can be mixed and change

 

 

Staying safe on the road:  making sure we look Left and Right.

 

British Values:  Table Manners

TRIP:   Friday 25th May – trip to Woodland Farm.  All parents welcome to attend.  Nursery will be CLOSED on this day due to all children and staff being on the trip. 

Monday 28th May 2018 Bank Holiday Nursery CLOSED.

 

28th May – 1st June 2018 Summer Half Term – Government funded children not in attendance.  Return on Monday 4th June 2018.  

June

Sports

 

Sports: 

  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Dance
  • Acrobatics 
  • Hula hoop

 

 

 

Sports Day on Friday 13th July 2018.

All the traditional fun games and races.  Children to dress in sportswear with £1 donation for Sports Relief

 

Picnic at the local park 

 

We are celebrating Father’s Day on 

Thursday 14th  June 2018

 with a breakfast for all the dads at the nursery.  8-9am.

 

 

British Values:

Community and Diversity 

 

 

Looking after the sea and sea animals

July

Looking after the environment/Recycling and The Ocean 

 

Trip:  To London Aquarium on Friday 6th July 2018 – Nursery CLOSED  

 

What is recycling and why do we do it? 

 

Dangers to the ocean and sea animals

 

Looking at sea life/sea.  Looking at colours and textures

 

23rd July – 31st August government funded children not in attendance.  Return on Monday 3rd September 2018

 

Crafts with Sea animals 

 

British Values:

Table Manners

 

August

Exploring the diversity of our nursery children 

 

 

Looking at flags from countries all over the world

 

 

 

The world – what country do you come from?

 

 

Tasting food from around the world.  Parents welcome to bring a little food from home.

 

 

 

Visit to the train station 

 

 

Flag activities

 

Monday 27th August 2018 – Summer Bank Holiday Nursery CLOSED and Tuesday 28th August 2018 Inset Day Nursery CLOSED. 

 

Monday 3rd September 2018 government funded children return back to nursery.

 

 

September (AUTUMN)

New Beginnings

Autumn

Reminder: Monday 3rd September 2018 government funded children return back to nursery.

 

Starting school

Making new friends

Me and my family

Friday 21st September 2018 Jeans for Genes Day.  Children to wear dress and bring a £1 donation for charity

Parent’s story time and nursery rhymes.  Parents to volunteer and sing songs or tell stories from their background.  

October

Black History

 

Autumn colours –  visit to the local park 

Hero Day 

Mary Seacole, Nelson Mandela, Elijah  McCoy

Multiculturalism Day – Party on Friday 19th October 2018.  Parents to bring food from home. 

 

 

22/10/18-26/10/2018 Half Term – government funded children not in attendance.  Return to nursery on 29/10/18 

 

 

Gallery – sharing our Art work with parents. Parents can come and view their child’s art work throughout the year so far.

November

Fireworks

Bonfire Night- 5/11/18

People who help us:  Fire fighter 

 

Fire safety

Trip to local Fire Station 

Thanks giving

Remembrance Sunday 

Parents Evening:  28th, 29th and 30th November 2018.  Parents to book time with child’s Key Worker.  

December

Winter

 

Winter colours 

 

Sharing 

 

Keeping warm.

 

Snowman crafts

 

14th December 2018 Nursery Christmas Party + Christmas Jumper Day (last day for FEE children to attend). 

Christmas activities.

 

14th -31st December 2018 –Winter holiday.  Government funded children not in attendance. Return back on Wednesday 3rd January 2019 

Christmas

CHRISTMAS EVE-24/12/18 nursery open HALF Day 7:30-12:30

CHRISTMAS DAY –

25/12/18 CLOSED

BOXING DAY-26/12/17  Nursery CLOSED

New year

NEW YEARS EVE  Monday 31st December 2018 – nursery open half day 7:30-12:30

 

NEW YEARS DAY 01/01/2018 (NURSERY CLOSED) 

 

02/01/2019 INSET DAY (NURSERY CLOSED)

Open as normal from Wednesday 2nd January 2019

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