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Words we are hearing and using in Nursery


Summer Term





material names - plastic, fabric, paper, cardboard



underneath / below / around

seed and plant names

minibeast names and habitat

city - what's in our city? - street, shops, traffic

Spring Term

What's happening here?

What happened next?

Do you .....?

how big / long / tall is the ....?

Dinosaur names and features

Time words:  a long time ago, now, then, timeline, old, young, extinct, born, die out

Alliteration - words that have the same sound at the start (eg pink pug pancake)




hello / good morning - English, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Amharic

my name is .... what's yours?

packed lunch / school dinner




We are friends

We help tidy up (put things back in their places)

please / thank you / excuse me / sorry 

Sit on our bottom, fold our legs neatly

Listening - we turn off the story in our own head and pay attention to the person speaking 

Take turns - you first then me

Share - play together using the same things

Flush the toilet and Wash hands 


Nursery Life


inside / outside

room / corridor

Where do you want to learn?

What are you creating?

Do you need ...?

Are you feeling .....?

(sad, tired, happy, excited, anxious, adventurous)


Things we use and do


sand, water, playdough, read stories, play music, home corner, construction, maths area, mark making, role play, painting, making table, bikes,  dressing up, wooden construction, stage, deck, sand pit, weaving.