Highfield Primary School

Consideration Aspiration Responsibility Enjoyment

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA


0161 748 6096

Nursery Curriculum

Nursery in the Autumn Term

Welcome back after the half term holiday. We hope you all had a relaxing break and are ready for a fun filled half term!

We had a wonderful first half term; the children have settled in so well and we are really proud of how they have adapted to their new environment, made friends and engaged in learning! This half term our main topics are Autumn/Winter and Celebrations.  We will be finding out about different festivals, such as Diwali, Bonfire Night and Christmas.

For part of our personal, social, and emotional development we will be exploring and celebrating our families! It is important for the children to talk about their special people and recognise the differences within and amongst families. To support our learning please can you send in a picture of your child with a special person or family members for them to share and talk about. Please can you send the photograph(s) to the nursery email address.


In the final weeks we will be having a Christmas party and we will be showcasing the Christmas songs that we have been learning. We will send out more information nearer the time about this. 

Here is an outline of a day in nursery...

8.30 - 8.45

We find our names outside and enter the classroom 

8.45 - 9.00 

We say 'Good Morning' and  talk about the weather and what we are learning about that day!

9.00 - 10.15

We can independently explore the indoor and outdoor provision. We can role-play, create, mark-make, build and much more throughout all our different areas. This is also the time when we will do a focused activity based on our weekly learning outcomes too!

10.15 - 10.30 

We sit down in a circle to do relaxation, we have a

short circle time session and have our snack!

10.30 - 11.10 

We all go outside to explore the outdoor provision


11.10 - 11.30 

We come back inside to sit on the carpet and have a

story or a whole-group activity.

 11.30 - 12.15

Some of us will have our lunch now and some of us

will go home! 

In the afternoon we have the same routine but

different activities!

As well as this, our exciting outdoor learning includes looking for seasonal changes and experiencing play in different weather conditions. We encourage the children to put on their own outdoor clothing and to make an attempt at fastening zips and buttons. Please reinforce this at home to help your child towards greater independence. We aim to get outside as much as possible and take part in ‘Welly and Wetsuit play!’ on Monday Mornings and Tuesday afternoons.

Below is an overview of our learning this half term. 

Take a look at the EYFS development matters statements that we are working towards in Autumn term 2. 

Over this half term we will be learning the following nursery rhymes. 

Click on the titles to sing along! 

Contact Us

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 748 6096