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In the Autumn term, pupil learning is led by the curriculum vehicle ‘All about me’ which allows pupils to respond to the critical question: ‘What makes a family?’  This is supported by challenging texts which enhance their knowledge of identity and diversity, enabling them to develop emotional-intelligence and empathise with others.

Pupils begin the term by learning about each other, and bring in some items which are special to them. This helps them to build relationships with their peers and the adults within the nursery. As the term progresses, pupils are supported in creating their own home videos which they share with their classmates. There are also many opportunities for parents and carers to come into school to highlight the diverse nature of families and support families in their child’s transition into school life.

At CTG, we are committed to achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, and share the belief that ‘ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.’ – UN. We have a moral imperative to educate our pupils about how they can create a sustainable world and we empower them to teach others.

UN Sustainable development goal


Autumn 1

Global perspective

Identity and Diversity

Character skill

Emotional Intelligence – shows sensitivity to people’s feelings and needs.

Attitude outcome

Sense of fair play.

Willingness to take turns and share.


What’s in the bag? – Each child is asked to bring in something special from home in a brown paper bag and then share this with the class.


(This supports our Prime Areas of Communication and Literacy and PSED that we use in our Baseline Assessment)

Critical question

What makes a family?

Core & Supporting texts

Non-fiction: ‘The skin you live in’

Fiction: ‘All Are Welcome’

Poetry: ‘The more we get together’

Curriculum driver

Communicating with the community


‘All About Me’

Events that will help children settle in as this is the main focus for developing confidence to explore the global perspective of Identity and Diversity and the character skill of Emotional Intelligence.

-        Home visits to introduce staff and build initial relationships

-        Staggered start to Nursery

-        Inviting parents in to visit nearer the end of term to look at their Learning Journals and to view the display about their children’s first term in Nursery.

-        Finding out about who is in their family by making home videos for the class to watch.

-        Learning boundaries and routines alongside the Good Behaviour Rocket.

-        Hold a Teddy Bear’s Picnic with families invited in.

2021-22 Spring Term Learning 

UN goal 16Peace, justice and strong institutions

Nursery Long term plan

Term 2

Global perspective

Human rights

Character skill


Attitude outcome

We are committed to participation and inclusion. We understand the importance of persevering to solve a problem independently and collaboratively.  


Traditional puppet theatre

Critical question

How can we be honest and brave? 

Exploring school values

Core & Supporting texts









Spring 1 Traditional Tales: 


Little Red Riding Hood 

Jack and the Beanstalk 

Gingerbread Man 

Goldilocks and the three bears 


Spring 2: Superheroes 


There’s a Superhero in your book by Tom Fletcher  

Super Duper You by Sophie Henn 

Max the Brave by Ed Vere 



Recipes for making pancakes/gingerbread men 



Poems to Perform by Julia Donaldson 


Curriculum driver


Vehicle – Performing to an audience


Nursery take part in weekly events to showcase their learning. At the end of the Spring term, they will present their Easter bonnets in the Easter bonnet parade.