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Hi I'm Mrs Wilcox, the Little Hoots Nursery class teacher 

Little Hoots Long Term Plan

Our topic this term is 'Into the woods'

This term we will be journeying in to the woods, through stories, experiences and play actvities we will be finding out about,,,

  • What animals live in the woods, both real and fictional
  • How trees grow and what their seeds look like
  • What chnages happen in the natural world when its Autumn.
  • How we can use our senses to explore the natural world 

Termly Knowledge Organisers

Little Hoot's Super Six

What is the Little Hoots'Super Six?

The 'Little Hoots Super Six' is made up of three picture books and three nursery rhymes which are carefully chosen to support the children's learning and development and exploration of our termly theme. By the end of the academic year our termly 'Super Six' will have supported the children in accessing and exploring 18 quality texts and 18 different nursery rhymes/songs. 

This Terms Super Six are:                                                 


  • The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson
  • Owl Babies - Martin Waddell
  •  It was a cold, dark night - Tim Hopgood

Nursery Rhymes:

  • Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  • If your Happy and you know it
  • Wind the Bobbin up



"Children are made readers in the laps of their parents and carers" - Emilie Buchwald

Just 10 minutes of reading to your child everyday can help your child grow into a happy, confident learner. 

Follow this link for some useful information about reading with your child. 


For Top Tips on how fostering a love of reading, have a look at this docmuent produced by Book Trust

To help find the best books to read with your child, follow this link for the Book Trust's list of the best books for 0-5 year olds. 



In Little Hoots we follow the School's phonic scheme - Twinkl Phonics. Pre-School and Nursery Phonics focuses on pre-reading skills. These include speaking and listening skills, being able to distinguish the sounds they hear, and patterns of speech and speech sounds. Level One Phonics is split into seven aspects, we plan large and small group actvities to support the children in practicing skills from each aspect.