Autumn Term - Topic 2 Nursery Rhymes


In this topic we will be combining our love of Nursery Rhymes with the theme of People Who Help Us, focusing on songs and rhymes such as 'Miss Polly had a Dolly' and 'Five Little Firemen'. Please, during this topic, encourage your child at home to learn new rhymes which they can then bring into our class to share! 

The video below is a great start to encourage your child to be singing these catchy Nursery Rhymes at home!

Taken from the statements within the Development Matters, the list below are the Areas in which Reception children will be focusing on during this Topic:

Early Years Learning Objectives: 

(Taken from Development Matters)


  • Explains own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others.

C&L: Speaking

  • Uses talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next, recall and relive past experiences.

Physical Development: Moving and Handling

  • Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control.

Understanding the World: People and Communities

  • Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them.
  • Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience.
  • Shows interest in different occupations and ways of life.

Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials

  • Understands that they can use lines to enclose a space, and then begin to use these shapes to represent objects.
  • Begins to build a repertoire of songs and dances.
  • Explores what happens when they mix colours.
  • Constructs with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources.

Expressive arts and design: Being imaginative

  • Create simple representations of events, people and objects.
  • Chooses particular colours to use for a purpose.