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Week 2 Home Learning (w/b 30.03.2020)

We hope that every single one of you is well and staying safely at home. Thank you for posting fabulous activities and reporting on your bean growing on Tapestry. We would like to hear more from you so please keep telling us what you have been up to; uploading your creative works of art and fun learning opportunities on Tapestry.

We also hope that you are exercising every morning with Joe Wicks following his daily PE lesson on the Body Coach TV (YouTube) at 9 o’clock from Mon-Fri. It’s a great way to keep fit and look after your own well-being.  

This week you could decorate your windows with a fabulous multi-coloured rainbow to join other children across the world in brightening the world and making everyone smile. It is a great well-being gesture! Rainbows are very positive and symbolize hope, peace and happiness so be creative with paints, collage materials and crayons and make the happiest rainbow for your window.

For your week 2 we would like you to have a go at the following:
  • Make a rainbow for your window 
  • Read, read, read together (Cosy reading with a blanket or teddy)
  • Make a nursery rhyme dice and roll it. Which song will it land on? Then sing together.
  • Shape hunt around the house. Can you spot a circle, square, triangle or rectangle?
  • Practise writing your name on your name card
  • Have a go at some pencil patterns to get your ready for writing
  • Cut out shapes and pictures to practise your cutting skills
  • Try our Rhyming words activity (see side bar)
  • Talk about people who help us: doctors, nurses, scientists, police, firefighters, delivery staff, teachers, mums and dads and carers.
Here are some other links for home learning this week:

Hungry Little Minds – Activities for 0-5 Year Olds


Mr Throne Does Phonics – Letters and Sounds


CBeebies Little Learners Numeracy


CBeebies Little Learners Literacy


CBeebies Little Learners Art


Apps for Home iPads – Via the App Store

ABC Pocket Phonics

Numberjacks addition up to 10

Story Creator

Bee – Bot

Hairy Letters

Ladybird: I’m Ready for Phonics with Captain Comet

Please also check the side bar on for more documents with links and ideas.



  • Important notices re: school closure from Monday 23rd March 2020

Following the recent announcement of school closures (last day of school is Friday 20th March 2020), we would like to share with you some resources and ideas for home learning. We feel that they will be useful for you to support your children with whilst they are off school. Despite this worrying and uncertain time, we encourage the children to use this time to play, talk, discover and learn something new. Being creative is key.

With regards to learning, we will update this page every Friday to suggest learning opportunities that we would like you to take up at home with your children. Please follow any links suggested and use the Tapestry to share your learning. 

Children can use a scrapbook to do their activities in and record their learning experiences. Each child was given or sent via post their own individual username and password to access Purple Mash website (with a letter of explanation) Purple Mash have 100s of interactive games to support children with their learning and they can access these at any time, providing they have access to a computer/laptop or any other smart devices. We would like the Nursery children to explore Mini Mash within Purple Mash.    

We feel it’s important for the children to have some structure that they are used to during a school day to keep them motivated. Below is a suggested timetable you could use. Please look at the side menu -we have uploaded the timetable and a document with some ideas for home learning links to key areas of learning.

Reading is key 

Please continue to regularly read at home. Remember, reading to your child and explororing the stories and non-fiction books together is very important .

– Oxford owl – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/  offers a free Ebook library for parents and children to use.

– Twinkl – https://www.twinkl.co.uk

 This is an excellent resource that teachers across the country use. They are offering a free one month trial for all parents and have fantastic packs to support children in all areas of their learning.

Week beginning 23/03/20

We would like you to focus on the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle,

Please copy and paste this link into your broser for the animated film of The very hungry Caterpillar: 


Please talk to your child about changes over time; practise sequencing the events in the story along with the days of the week. You could count out the different fruits the caterpillar ate and match them to the correct numerals. Discuss life cycles.






Communication, Language and
· Share books with your child, encouraging them to make up stories from the pictures.
· Read books/magazines to your child.
· Sing nursery rhymes together.
· Draw pictures and make marks on paper; encourage your child to talk about the     picture.
· Begin practising name writing.
· If you have access to a garden use bikes/scooters, trampolines, play ball games such as football, throwing and catching.
· How many jumps can you do in 30 seconds?
· Can you do 5 star jumps, touching toes. knee raises.
· Play bean game: runner bean, jumping beans, string beans, broad beans and French beans.
· Dance with BBC Boogie  Beebies (you tube search for pirate, go mango, dinosaur, rainbow, digger)
· Number recognition and matching correct number of objects.
· Daily reciting of the number sequence to 30.
· Daily counting of      objects around the home .e.g. toys, books.
· Recognise shapes around the home.
· Playing games, such as pairs, snap, noughts and crosses, dominoes, snakes and ladders and any other counting games.
Explore Mini Mash
(See your letter for your password)
· Role Play
· Music and Art activities.
· Model making
· Building with blocks


Below are links for activities that you can try and complete each day at home.
• Joe Wicks School and Active Home Workouts – lots of different ones to try out!

• Kids Workout

• Kids BOPZ Dance Along

• Family Fun Workout

• Yoga Activities
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_0P5grVoyg (KS1 and Foundation Stage)

The whole school value this half-term is Ambition 



We are focusing on encouraging the children to aim high for themseves, talking about their goals and learning.

“I would like to be…”











Please check your child’s experiences and adventures in Nursery on Tapestry. 



Ideas for helping children at home: 

-Please read aloud and tell stories to children ; it helps them to learn new ideas, concepts and vocabulary.
If English is not the language your family speaks at home, enjoy sharing books written in your home language.

-Please explore stories by talking about the pictures and predicting what might happen next in the story.

-Please  sing songs and nursery rhymes; play musical games together.

-Always encourage your child  to express their thoughts and use new words; have conversations with them at meal times.

-Please encourage your child to draw and make marks as these skills are important for them to develop their writing.




 *********************** REMINDERS & NOTICES  **************************

GATES: When leaving the Nursery please make sure that you close all of the gates behind you. Thank you.

ATTENDANCE: It is important that your child attends school everyday and arrives on time. They will miss important learning time if they are late.

SNACKS: Please do not put any snacks in this bag as the children have fruit provided at snack time.

COATS: Please make sure that your child has a coat at school everyday as we  go outside in all weathers. 

LABELS: Please label all items of your child’s clothing including their coats and shoes.

NUTS: Please make sure that your child does not bring nuts in any form to school. This is very important as we have children in our classes that are allergic to nuts.

Please make sure that your child has an early night as the school day can be very tiring. They should be in bed by 7pm to ensure a good night’s sleep.




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