Montessori Nursery

Term Topics

The activities that the children have participated in, or will partake in during the school day include the following term topics…

The Farm

Term topics like “the farm” are a favourite amongst the children. We focus on the following activities:

  • Making animal models for the farm
  • Sticking and making farm vegetables using a range of materials
  • Reading various books: Little Red Hen, Dora’s Chicks, Duck in the truck, Cow takes a bow and many more
  • Completing farm animal puzzles
  • Farm animal chase using farm animal masks
  • Baking Bread
  • Matching farm animals with their young ones.
  • Exploring playdough with farm animal cutters
  • Creating animal footprints
  • Creating a mini-farm on a builders tray
  • Farm animal hunt
  • Making sandwiches using vegetables from the farm
  • Baking farm animal biscuits
  • Creating a farm animal
Term topics of life on the farm

Chinese New Year– Year of the ox

  • Creating and decorating fans
  • Making spin rattle drum
  • Creating an ox using different shapes
  • Making money envelopes
  • Reading a Chinese New Year story
Topics - folding paper Chinese year ox

Pancake Day

On Pancake Day the children learn how to decorate pancakes using a range of berries and bananas. Great fun which can be tasted and enjoyed afterwards!
decorating pancakes

Valentines Day

The excitement of Valentine’s Day is contagious. We focus on:

  • Exploring red play dough using heart cutters and creating different shapes
  • Wooden spoon decorating
  • Hand and fingerprinting a Valentine’s tree
valentines day

St Patrick’s Day

  • Making green snacks
  • Making hats and decorating shamrocks
st patrick's day

St David’s Day

  • Making Daffodils using a range of media
st david's day daffodil making flower paper


The children learn about the significance of Holi while:

  • Decorating T-Shirts by spraying a range of bright colours
term topics holi festival happy children happy hands


In Autumn the children learn about:

  • Painting leaf prints
  • Creating animals using leaves
  • Baking Orange and ginger Autumn cookies
  • Reading the story book ‘We’re going on a leaf hunt’
  • Exploring the ‘Owl baby’ story
  • Autumn tree finger painting
    autumn term topic

    All About Me

    “All About Me” is a topic that focuses on:

    • ‘Our family’ drawings
    • Creating shape people
    • Emotions– Feeling Charts
    • Senses:
      • exploring the sensory touchy feely box
      • pizza making
      • smelling various foods/spices, identifying what they are
    • Playing ‘Simon Says’
    • Using their own footprints to compare with their friends the concept of ‘big and small’
    art with cutouts in class

    Under The Sea

    Some of the activities the children have participated in or will partake in…


    • Sea Animals hunt
    • Sea Creature number search
    • Floating and sinking experiment with pebbles, shells, leaves and sea animals
    • Messy activities–  blue shaving foam
    • Water play with the sea creatures
    • Painting a sea world plate
    • Creating individual fish tanks
    • Junk modelling– creating sea creatures using a range of media and materials
    • Music and movement– Moving like sea creatures
    • Sea animals Bingo
    under the sea


    The children learn about the significance of Easter in these term topics while:
    • Making Easter eggs
    • Making Easter hats and baskets
    • Experiencing the Easter parade

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