Welcome to Hylton Castle Primary School

Nursery Expectations

Nursery Information for Parents

These are some of the things your children will be expected to do:
 Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Settle into the nursery routine being able to leave his/her carer happily.                                                          
• Put coat on.
• Help to tidy away own equipment.
• Become familiar with nursery routine, nursery rules, staff and children.
• Join in and try new activities.
• Go to the toilet, flush then wash & dry hands.
• Share with others
Physical Development
• Kick a large ball
• Catch a large ball
• Climb confidently and balance
• Move in lots of different ways i.e. walk, run, jump, hop, roll, crawl etc
• Turn pages in a book, carefully
• Begin to hold a pencil using 2 fingers and a thumb
• Draws circles and lines
• Use scissors to snip
• Recognise and name colours.
• Match and sort pictures and objects
• Count up to 10 and beyond
• Count a small number of objects.
• Sing number rhymes.
• Fill containers full /empty.
• Use language such as big, little, small, on, under, next to etc
• Use size language such as big, medium / middle-sized, small, long, short, heavy.
Expressive Arts and Design
• Sing nursery rhymes
• Explore musical instruments (bang & shake)
• Dance and move to favourite music
• Build with construction materials i.e lego, bricks
• Make up stories using figures and toys
• Enjoy playing mums and dads, superheroes etc
• Explore different techniques using paint i.e. printing, finger painting, string pictures etc.
• Use paste and glue.
Understanding of the World
• Talk about family, friends and special events e.g. birthdays, holidays
• Show an interest in plants and animals.
.      Notice signs of the changing seasons.
• Explore mechanical toys and technology e.g. cameras, phones, tablets, computers, wind up toys, remote control toys, push/pull cars etc
• Sing lots of songs and rhymes from beginning to the end
• Listen to lots of stories and talk about the pictures
• Begin to make marks, lines and circles saying ‘that’s my name’ or writing a shopping list
Communication and Language
• Talk to adults and other children
• Talk about what they have been doing
• Use who, what and where when talking
• Follow simple instructions.
• Understand who, what and where in questions
• Listen to other people speaking, taking turns in conversation
• Listen to stories, songs and rhymes