Both Nursery and Reception have the same over arching topic that covers a half term. This is due to us sharing lots of our areas in the classroom and outdoor areas. From this topic we then plan activities that are more suited for nursery and reception in our own topic maps. We work closely to make sure that there is clear progression in the activities we give to each class and that the activities help children to achieve their next steps in learning.
Sometimes a class will add their own mini topic to the overall topic due to the children taking the learning in a different direction. Other times we may change topics around to suit the current interests of our children ie we were due to cover people who help us in the summer term but nursery were being super heros and reception were being doctors and nurses so we adapted our planning accordingly. An example of our topic maps can be seen below.