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This half-term our theme is:


Let's Pretend


This unit is part of the Early Years programme of the International Primary Curriculum. This curriculum sets out clearly what children should learn in four groups or ‘strands’ — these are called ‘Independence and Interdependence’, ‘Communicating’, ‘Exploring’, and ‘Healthy Living’. The activities which have been planned will cover these strands in the following ways:


Independence and Interdependence

The children will have the opportunity to take on different roles in different contexts when they explore traditional tales — ‘becoming’ Goldilocks, for example. They will need to

co-operate within a small group and express their own ideas when taking part in simple puppet plays.



This unit focuses on traditional stories and rhymes and gives the children many opportunities to observe, explore and enjoy the use of print. We will create stories and be creative through music drama and dance. The children will have fun changing numbers and shapes in the ‘magic box’.



The children will use research skills to find out about puppets from around the world and then use simple reference material to find these places on world maps.


Healthy Living

The children will have the opportunity to express their feelings when taking part in mime activities — making sad and happy faces, for example.


Our entry point for the theme started with the children  finding some clues in the classroom, left by a mysterious visitor from story-world. We had fun finding out who our visitor was. The children dressed up as witches and ghouls for this experience! Watch this page for more details as the theme progresses.


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Autumn 2 IPC theme Letter to Parents

Room on the Broom

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We had lots of fun in front of the green screen during our entry point for 'Let's Pretend'. Here is the finished product!

Now Press Play - Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Puppet Theatre

Drama - Five Minutes To Bed

Nursery IPC 2017-18 Overview 


Term Theme
Autumn 1 All About Me
Autumn 2 Let's Pretend
Spring 1 Animals
Spring 2 Plants and Flowers
Summer 1 Treasure
Summer 2 Up and Away