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Home Learning July 2021


During the school closure there are many things you can do at home with your child to support their learning. At this age, children learn best through playing! Below are some ideas of activities that you can enjoy together. 


  • Sing Nursery Rhymes and familiar songs - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Wheels on the Bus are two of our favourites!
  • Look at books together - talk about the pictures and make predictions about what might happen on the next page.
  • Count everyday objects around you - how many spoons are in the drawer? How many cars can you see outside? 
  • Sock matching. Separate a few pairs of socks- can your child match them back up again by noticing colours and patterns? 
  • Water play - use cups, spoons and other kitchen utensils in the sink. Talk about which containers hold the most or least.
  • Play in the garden or at the local park - climb, run, skip, balance!
  • Messy play - mix cornflour and water to make gloop. What does it feel like? 
  • Mark-making - use crayons, pens, pencils, paint, chalk and water to draw, colour and write.


Other ongoing skills to practise:

  • Putting on and taking off coats independently - practise doing up zips and buttons. Also practise pulling the sleeves through if they are inside out!
  • Continue to encourage independent handwashing 
  • Practise climbing up and down steps, using alternate feet
  • For children in pull-ups and nappies - continue to encourage toilet training. Give children time in pants to encourage them to use the toilet. Lots of praise and stickers can help with this!


Most importantly - have fun! The most important thing you can do to support your child's development is spending time with them and talking to them! 


Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you back in school on Monday 12th July.



Welcome to Nursery


Nursery staff: Miss Deboo, class teacher

Mrs Browne, HLTA

Ms Mirea, Teaching Assistant

Mrs Munir, Teaching Assistant



  Hello Nursery children and parents.

  A few more ideas for you to try; 

  Playdough is a popular activity in Nursery. If you don't want to buy it, left over pastry or home made playdough is a good substitute.  Manipulating playdough helps support the children's fine motor control. It strengthens their muscles ready for holding a pencil, or mark making tools. the children also love pretending to "cook" or make models with it. 

 One of our favourite Nursery activities is to use the playdough to follow the activities in this song.


Let's Go to the New Dough Disco


Funky Feet Music-Play Dough Disco.


You need:

  1. 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
  2. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (baby oil and coconut oil work too)
  3. 1/2 cup salt.
  4. 2 tablespoons cream of tartar.
  5. 1 to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
  6. gel food colouring (optional


Lots of mark making and cutting practice . Regularly look at books and talk about the pictures . These activities really help with your child's learning.


 Have lots of fun and stay safe



Whilst children are continuing to be at home, here are some ideas to do with them.


 Nursery rhymes continue to be an important part of the Nursery curriculum, the following link will give you many to choose from. 


Encourage counting and number recognition, matching numbers. There are lots of resources on  the internet or Twinkl EYFS  mathematics.

Continue to help with your child's mark making and development. Let them use chalk, paint or a paintbrush and water outside to make marks, early writing and numbers. Help children to write letters from their name.


Please continue to share books and stories. Ask your child questions about the story and the pictures. Questions that make your child think, those that start with How or Why encourage children to listen and share their ideas further.


Practise counting and numbers whilst playing. Outdoor games are a fun way to do this. Throwing and catching a ball, hopscotch, counting skips or jumps, counting for hide and seek.


Some of Nurseries' favourite indoor games include: hiding and finding teddy or a toy using language of behind, in front, next to, under, on top, inside.


Kim's Game - put 5 toys or objects on a tray. Let your child look at them for 30 seconds, they close their eyes, take away a object/toy and see if they can name the missing item.


Remember at this stage children learn through play, so encourage them to build, create, explore.

Have fun and stay safe.





 Spring Term 2020

 This half term our topic is Awesome Animals. We are enjoying lots of new animal stories, rhymes and songs including; Dear Zoo and Three Billy Goats Gruff. We started off the topic learning the song Old MacDonald's Farm. We love making the different animal sounds. These activities help develop listening skils. 

On Friday 10th January for Entry Day we will be having a Teddy Bears Picnic. Children can bring their favourite soft toy animal or teddy bear. We will be taking part in lots of animal themed games on this day. The children will also be making their own jam sandwich to eat during the picnic.





Later in the term the Animal Man will be visiting Nursery. This will give the children the opportunity to see different animals close up and to also handle some of them.

 Parent Book Share will continue during this term and we look forward to seeing as many parents as possible during these sessions.

Thank you for your continued support.




   After a busy first half term in Nursery we are now excited about starting our new topic, Mythical Magic, for this second part of the term. We have begun by reading Going on a Bear Hunt, a real favourite with the children and we will also be reading Cinderella as our traditional tale.

Entry day on Friday 8th November will continue with the magical theme, so children can dress as princesses, superheroes or fairies or just wear their favourite clothes. On this day we will be doing lots of magical activities. 


Also this half term we have a visit from a dental nurse who will be teaching the children how important it is to look after their teeth and to eat less sugary sweets and drinks. She will also encourage the children to throw away their dumbies, soothers and baby bottles by asking them to bring them into Nursery, where they can be put in a box to be given to the baby reindeers.


Next week also sees our charity day for Children in Need. This will have a sports theme so children can wear sports clothes on this day.


This half term will see the beginning of our parent book share. Parents will be invited to come into Nursery for 10 minutes at the beginning of the session to look at a book with your child. This session is very relaxed and is for parents and children to enjoy looking at our Nursery books.


Towards the end of this term we will invite parents, grandparents and family members to come and join us for our Christmas Carol performance (date to be confirmed).








Welcome to Nursery


Nursery staff: Miss Deboo, class teacher

Mrs Browne, HLTA

Ms Mirea, Teaching Assistant

Mrs Munir, Teaching Assistant


Welcome to all our children in Nursery, especially those children who are new this term. 

All of our learning is done through play! Our topic this half term is Marvellous Me! We will be talking about ourselves and how we look. We will also be finding out what makes us unique; what we are good at and what we like doing.  We will be working on learning how to share and take turns throughout our Nursery sessions. 

As part of our theme we will be drawing, painting and using collage to create self portraits. Circle time will give  the opportunity for the children to learn each other's names and talk about what is the same and what is different about each other (hair, eye colour etc.)

We continue to practise counting and recognising numbers, 1 to 5  progressing 1 to 10. We will be looking at shapes in the environment and in play. Sand and water play is a popular activity in Nursery and helps us learn about  capacity and volume encouraging children to use the terms "full, empty, pour, drops, fill".

Throughout our Nursery experiences we emphasise talking, developing communication and language to prepare us for learning. Sharing stories and looking at books happens every day and is so important to the children's continuing development and progress. We would love parents to support us in carrying this on at home. During this half term will be inviting parents into Nursery to find out more about reading with your child. We will also be beginning a parent and child book share session (more details to follow).


The books this term are :

'Colin and Lee, carrot and pea'

'Three Little Pigs'

Continuing learning and singing of Nursery Rhymes and action songs.


We look forward  to a successful year working together to support your child.