We love to read and sing in Nursery! We have a selection of core stories that we want the children to become familiar with and know well by the time they embark on their next big adventure in Reception. We always re-visit our core texts to embed them in various ways which supports language acquisition and a passion for reading and book exploration! Our belief is that through deep diving into these core texts; the children will develop an enriched vocabulary, become familiar with the plot and rhythm of a story and re-tell these stories with confidence.
The stories that we have selected are fun, colourful and engaging. They are repetitive and offer many opportunities for children to join in. The stories are also beautifully illustrated which supports and compliments the text, furthermore enhancing each child's learning experience.
FUN FACT #1!
Singing nursery rhymes can help children to develop emergent literacy skills. Many nursery rhymes are repetitive which can support the development of memory and kickstart the practice of listening and speaking!
Twinkle, twinkle little star
The wheels on the bus
Hickory, dickory dock
Baa Baa black sheep
Incy wincy spider
Row, row your boat
2 little black birds
5 little men in a flying saucer
1,2, 3, 4, 5 once I caught a fish alive
Little Peter rabbit had a fly upon his nose
FUN FACT #2
If a child knows 8 nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are 4 years old, they are usually among the best readers and spellers in their class by the time they are 8!