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This half-term our theme is:





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 learn about diversity within the animal world and about acceptable behaviour, rules, responsibilities and rights, especially in relation to the natural environment.



The children will listen to stories and fables about animals and will have the opportunity to develop descriptive language when playing ‘Who am I?’. They will sort and count animals as well as learn about comparative sizes. We will sing songs and learn rhymes linked to the theme.



Throughout this theme there will be opportunities for the children to make decisions, choose their own materials and take some responsibility for their own learning — for example, when they explore animal skins and make animal masks. They will also classify groups of animals and learn about the natural environment.


Healthy Living

During the course of this theme the children will make choices and learn about paying attention and concentrating.

We will begin this theme on Thursday by creating a jungle in our classroom and making animal masks. So beware of wild beasts at home time!


Watch this page for more details as the theme progresses.


We welcome any support or suggestions which you may have and you can share these with the staff or send them to the Nursery email address on:



Autumn 2 IPC theme Letter to Parents

Room on the Broom

Still image for this video
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