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"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all"

Aristotle

Core books

 

In  Nursery these are the core books we will read. 

We believe an important part of learning to read is to develop a love of books. Through sharing high quality books children develop a range of skills and become confident readers. In our nursery we have chosen a selection of books which we call our Core Books. Each book has been chosen because of the special qualities it has. Most are repetitive allowing young children to quickly join in and retell the story in the absence of an adult. Repetition is really important so we ensure we regularly read these stories to the children and they are always available for them to access in our book corner. We also focus each half term on one of these books, linking a variety of opportunities and experiences to the chosen book. 

The children will no doubt love sharing these books with you at home too. 

We are going on a bear hunt

Repeated refrains, new vocabulary, joining in, listening and focus, rhythm and rhyme.

Possible theme: Families.

New vocab: Bear, scared, river, cave, grass, over, dog, forest, dark, gloomy, beautiful, under, up, down, snow, mud, through, Swishy swashy, squelch, squerch.

Ten in a bed

Repeating language, joining in, conversation, mathematical language, family members, falling, opposites,  Identify a number pattern. Identify repeating patterns in texts.

Guess and check for the next number in a pattern.

Predict "what comes next"

Possible theme: counting, numbers, toys, night time

New vocab

Numbers 1-10, falling, bed, fell out, roll over, croc, bear, hedgehog, mouse, Nellie, Ted, Zebra, sheep, rabbit

Dear zoo

Colours, animal names, sounds, repeated vocab/phrases, joining in, listening.


Possible theme: animals, pets, vets

New vocab: Elephant, zoo, big, tall, lion, fierce, scary, cheeky, monkey, grumpy, camel, dog, perfect, frog, jumpy, snake, giraffe,

 

Three Little Pigs

Attention and recall, repeats phrases, characters, construction, what happens next. Understands simple questions. Develop conversation.

Possible theme: Different types of houses/builders, traditional tales 

New vocab: Pigs, straw, dinner, brave, sticks, brick, wolf, mummy, brother, splash, ladder, ran, house, chimney.

 

The tiger who came to tea

new vocabulary, joining in, listening and focus, predicting what might happen next. Understands simple questions. Develop conversation.

Possible theme: Families, animals

New vocab: tiger, scared, family, Mum, Dad Sophie, teapot, tea, ring, door, boy, grocer, furry, striped, sandwich, bun, biscuit, cake, supper, orange juice, bath, water, street lamp, car  café,

 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?

Repeating language, joining in, colours, categorise objects, Selecting objects, animals and signs.

Possible theme: Colours, Animals

New vocab: Bear, bird, cat, monkey, horse, teacher, frog, children, duck, goldfish, sheep, dog, brown, red, purple, yellow, white, black, blue, green.

 

So Much

Ask questions, extended conversation. Repeated phrases, recall of simple stories time,  family, environment, routines

Possible theme: Families

New vocab:  Mum, dad, uncle, auntie, Nanny, Gran Gran, baby, cousin, birthday, celebration

 

The train ride

Attention & recall, Repeats phrases, characters, family, vehicles, animals, what happens next. Understands simple questions. Develop conversation.

Possible theme: vehicles, journey, family, animals

New vocab:

Train, farm, sheep, geese, station, lighthouse, sand, tractor, tree hot air balloon, horse, cow, hill, tree, Grandma, window 

 

What can you see in Autumn?

 Non Fiction book

Seasons, exciting changes and seasonal activities, simple repeated text, Understanding that not all books are fiction, some are non-fiction or factual.

Possible theme: Autumn, harvest festival, weather colour

New vocab:

Harvest, leaves, twigs, sticks, season, year, autumn, months, daytime, sunlight, weather, rain, wind, foggy, cold, winter, spiders, web, berries, conker, horse chestnut tree, colour, pumpkin, root vegetables, beetroot, carrot, coats, harvest festival, contents, glossary, index

 

What can you see in Spring?  

Non Fiction book

Seasons, exciting changes and seasonal activities, simple repeated text, Understanding that not all books are fiction, some are non-fiction or factual.

Possible theme: Spring, weather food, Easter

New vocab

Bulb, flower contents, glossary, index, weather, rain, sun, rainbow, plants, grow, babies, lamb, chick, calf, animals, udder, milk, garden, seeds, vegetables, fruit, food, rhubarb, strawberries, green beans, chilly, jumper, umbrella, Easter, egg hut, dandelion, daffodil

 

What can you see in Summer?

Non Fiction book

Seasons    Seasons, exciting changes and seasonal activities, simple repeated text, Understanding that not all books are fiction, some are non-fiction or factual.

Possible theme: summer, minibeast, holidays,

New vocab: contents, glossary, index, sunlight, summertime, weather, warm, dry, sunshine, burn, garden. Insects, bee, ant, spider, plants, grow, colourful, animals, grass, plenty, apples, tees. Fields, corm, breakfast cereals, t-shirt, shorts, sunhat, sun glasses, beach, swimming, sea, picnic, icecream

 

What can you see in Winter?  

Non Fiction book

Seasons, exciting changes and seasonal activities, simple repeated text, Understanding that not all books are fiction, some are non-fiction or factual.

Possible theme: Winter, Christmas, weather

New vocab:

Seasons, weather cold, wet, windy, snow, ice, trees, leaves, trunks, branches, animals, migrate, birds, hibernate, garden, plants, bulbs, snowman, broccoli, carrots, onions, vegetable soup, stew, coats, gloves, scarf, hat, Christmas,

contents, glossary, index, 

updated Nov 2021