Maple Class

Welcome to our Maple Class page! Here we will share the adventures of our Nursery and Reception children.


Maple faces





Sentence explaining curriculum


We will start by learning to sing different nursery rhymes. We will focus on ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. We will also explore the story through a variety of drama and sensory based activities.

There will be many mark making opportunities inside and outside the classroom with pencils available in all areas. We will be use chalk and paintbrushes outside to mark make. There will also be a daily writing challenge!


In Reception, we will learn Phase Two Letters and Sounds. We will use the ‘Jolly Phonics’ songs and actions. We will then use these sounds to blend and segment CVC words. We will learn to form letters using the rhymes from Read, Write, Ink.

In Nursery, we will focus on listening skills. We listen to different sounds and identify new ones before creating our own sounds.


In maths, we will create our own repeating pattern and recognise and describe others. Then, we will learn to order different objects by height, weight and length. Later in the term, we will reinforce our understanding of numbers to 5 by practicing 1:1 correspondence, recognising numbers and will learn one more and one less. We will also use Ten Town to help with number recognition and formation.

Physical Development

Our focus in P.E. will be gymnastics and we will also be learning a ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ dance.

Our tricky table will change weekly so we can practice our fine motor skills.

In Nursery, we will be practicing our gross motor skills using bikes, parachutes and ribbons. We will also use the tricky table and work on our fine motor skills.

Communication and Language

Every week, we will have the opportunity to bring in a ‘Show and Tell’ so we can practice speaking in front of our class and asking questions. We will also have circle times and small group work to practice our communication skills.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will have lots of opportunities to solve problems and work together so we can develop our self-confidence.

Understanding the World

Linked with the Bear Hunt, we will be using the ipads and computers to find out information about different types of bears around the world. We will also be learning about our families.

Expressive Arts and Design

As part of our topic, we will be creating many pieces of artwork, including painting our own bears and making collages of the different environments in the story. Mrs Dyson will also be teaching us music every. We will also play in our role play area where we can go on an adventure to find the bear!