Bedonwell Junior

" Through excellence, together we shall succeed "

Nursery Team

Cherry  Class - Miss D Buss (Head of Year)

Apple Class - Mrs A Elliott

Nursery Nurse - Miss E Sutton

 Please click here to view our Nursery welcome presentation.


Nursery - topic overview for the year:



Autumn 1

Getting to know each other

Colour and shape and Nursery Rhymes

Autumn 2

Our families, Celebrations & Nursery Rhymes

Spring 1

We are storytellers. Traditional Tales with multicultural variations

Spring 2

We are story tellers. Families and food from around the world.

Summer 1

Growth and Change


Summer 2

Creatures great and small, pets / wild animals and their habitats.


Enrichment opportunities:

Term Enrichment Opportunities
Autumn 1 Share photos of family, cultural diversity.
Autumn 2

-Woodland explorers

- Diwali, visit from family member

- Plan a party

- Perform Christmas songs to families

Spring 1

- Woodland explorers

- Author / illustrator visitor

- Cooking porridge

- Celebrate Lunar New Year

Spring 2

- Woodland Explorers

- Number Day

- Visitors, exploring occupations: Dental Nurse

- School caterers: baking Gingerbread Men

- Easter: visit from priest

Summer 1

- Woodland Explorers

- Farm on site

- Grow cress, bean plants, tomatoes, strawberries and sunflowers

- Prepare a fruit salad

Summer 2

- Woodland Explorers

- Dog Trust

- Bring in pets from home

- Visitor: Exploring occupations - road safety crossing patrol officer

- Live theatre performance. Jungle Adventure


  1. Talk to them, listen to them and answer their questions.
  2. Regularly share books, both story and information. Ask questions about what they have read.  Talk about the pictures.
  3. Visit the local library regularly.
  4. Read aloud to them; let them see you reading.
  5. Teach them a variety of nursery and other rhymes.
  6. Help them to hold a pencil properly once they start to use one.
  7. Provide a variety of paper and mark making materials to make marks/patterns on.
  8. Praise and encourage their early efforts at drawing and patterning.
  9. Let them see you writing in a variety of situations.
  10. Play board games to help with counting, turn-taking and number recognition.
  11. Look for different numbers in everyday situations.
  12. Help with the using of scissors to cut correctly and then be able to follow simple straight lines and then along curved ones.
  13. Encourage and help them to become independent, dressing, toileting etc.
  14. Support nursery class topic work by discussion, visits to the library etc.
  15. Help them to use a knife and fork correctly.

 Please see list below for texts to read with your child:

Pie Corbett Reading Spine Texts

Beyond reading spine: topic related books

Dinosaur Roar – Paul Stickland

Shark in the Park- Nick Sharratt

You Choose – Nick Sharratt

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? – Bill Martin/ Eric Carle

Each Peach Pear Plum – Janet and Alan Ahlberg

Where’s Spot? -Eric Hill

Jasper’s Beanstalk – Nick Butterworth

Hug -Jez Alborough

The Trian Ride – June Crebbin

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen

Dear Zoo – Rod Campbell

Stick Man – Julia Donaldson

Giraffes Can’t Dance – Giles Andrea

So Much – Trish Cooke


Things I love About Me -Tracey Morney

Peach at Last – Jill Murphy

Whatever Next - Jill Murphy

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

Little Red Riding Hood

Jack and the Beanstalk

The Gingerbread Man

The 3 Billy Goats Gruff

Elmer – David McKee

Handa’s Surprise

Titch – Pat Hutchins

Jim and the Beanstalk – Raymond Briggs

Duck in the Truck – Jez Alborough

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Farmer Duck – Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury

Animals poems

The Sunflower

Pets – non fiction texts and leaflets

Dear Zoo – Rod Campbell

Useful websites for EYFS children:

 Website links for supporting your child's development. If you would like support with any aspects of your child's development please speak with a member of the Nursery Team, so that we can provide you with further ideas and strategies to meet you individual needs.