Our Nursery class are taught by Miss Quartermaine with plenty of help from Mrs Kazem, Miss Newton, Miss Lucy and Miss Catherine. Our days are busy and full of fun, laughter and learning.
Hello! Today is the last day of term. The last day of the strangest year of school. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you all and I’m very sorry our year was so disrupted.
Here is today’s story: Odd Dog Out, it’s about a wonderfully unique and beautiful dog that learns she’s perfect just as she is, for all you wonderfully unique and beautiful nursery children, who are perfect just as you are! I hope you enjoy this story as much as I do.
Once you’ve watched it, you could take a look at Rob Biddulph showing us how to draw a sausage dog. Then see if you can draw a dog. It doesn’t have to be the same as his, you draw your dog however you can.
Here’s our last phonics session: Oggy Dog.
Thank you for a wonderful year together, I hope you all have the best summer break possible. I’ll look forward to seeing you back at school in September.
Today we are listening to the story: A colour of his own. It’s all about a chameleon searching for his colour.
After you’ve listened to the story you can have a go at this: Making a chameleon camouflage picture.
You’ll need this-Chameleon for painting activity
Once you’ve had fun painting, you can listen to our Phonics story of the day:
Happy Learning. I’ll see you again tomorrow.
Today we have a lovely story about mice that learn to mix colours. It’s called Mouse Paint.
After that we have phonics – Ishy Fish.
Have a lovely day.
Well, here’s the strangest end of term week we’ve ever had at the end of the strangest school year we’ve ever had.
This week we have some activities to help us prepare for our move to Reception and then some nice arty crafty bits.
Today we are starting with a stories about starting school:
Once you’ve listened to a story we have a getting ready for Reception cutting activity, you might need a little bit of help from a grown up.
Can you cut out and decorate the paper dolls so that they look like you, then cut out the clothes and dress one paper doll for school and one for PE?
Please check your emails for the paper dolls the file is too big to post! I sent it out last Thursday.
Our phonics lessons this week are made by BBC schools radio. They’re well worth a listen as they’ll help you to learn segmenting and blending skills.
Today we have Rappa Tappa. Make sure you are comfy and have a nice quiet place to do your best listening.
Today it’s Friday! Have you watched Mr Schumm’s assembly yet?
Here’s our story for Friday; Roaming in the Rainforest.
Today the children at Nursery will be playing picture pairs. Do you have a picture matching game you could play at home?
We will also be practising our addition skills with this sheet: T-T-28480-Rainforest-Themed-Up-to-10-Addition-Sheet
I hope you have a lovely day and an even better weekend! See you back here on Monday for our last week of Nursery!
Today we have phonics. First you’ll need to print these cards, if you haven’t already- rat, pop, sun, tap, rug, pig, Pictures for segmenting and blending phonic sessions
After that you could have a go at our cutting activity: t-tp-69790-leaf-cutting-skills-worksheet
Have a lovely day!
Today we have a very funny new story: Oh No Bobo. Bobo the orangutan just can’t quite keep his hands to himself.
After the story I’d like you to revisit our counting out game and practise the very important skill of counting out the correct number of objects.
Then We have the Down in The Jungle Radio show to listen too. Make sure you are sitting comfortably and ready to listen!
Have a great day!
Once you’ve listened to the story you could watch the illustrator showing us how to draw little monkey. Perhaps you could have a go?
Today I’d like you to paint, draw or make your own rainforest picture. Perhaps you could start by making the trees on the background and then draw the animals on another bit of paper, then cut them out and stick them on.
Have a lovely day and don’t forget to send me a picture of your rainforest!
Good morning! This week we will be learning about rainforests. Here’s our first book:
Once you’ve listened to the book perhaps you could make a rainforest today? You could build one with your toys or lego or you could make one from your craft supplies. Here’s a couple of ideas for making trees:
Here’s some phonics cards- Pictures for segmenting and blending phonic sessions that you’ll need for Thursday- perhaps if you haven’t got a printer you could ask someone to draw them for you or find some toys to use in place of the pictures. This is the whole set, this week you only need; rat, pop, sun, tap, rug, pig.
Have a lovely day!
Friday! Whoop whoop!
Time for some work on our feelings. Who’s been feeling grumpy this week? Or a bit raaaah? Time for some great stories about feeling less than our best:
Then I thought you might like to have a try at this mood game: t-t-291915-mood-monsters-emotions-board-game-
Happy Friday, hope you are all feeling cheery!
Today we have an all new adventure to take on; it’s phonics with Red Robot! See if you can listen carefully and join in.
Once you’ve had a go at that you could practise some pencil control, either with these sheets (below), or with a bucket of water and brush outside, or a tray of flour or sand inside.
And if you need to use up some energy we have Andy’s Wild Workout in the Savannah.
Have a great day. See you tomorrow!
Today we have lion day! RAAAAAA. Although not all lions are terrible fierce as Leo demonstrates in our first story- The Lion Who Wanted to Love.
Once you’ve watched the story maybe you could make a nice card for someone you love. Here’s our video of simple card ideas.
Perhaps you could also make a painting or a picture of a lion today. If you do, I’d love to see it.
Then, for those of you who fancy a counting challenge we have these I Spy Sheets:
See how many of each thing you can count on the first sheet and fill in the answers on the second sheet.
You might need a little help with it!
We also have an exciting Radio show from Raa Raa the lion– remember to practise your very best listening skills.
Have a roarsome day! See you again tomorrow.
Morning! Today we have the day of Giraffes and some number fun.
Let’s start with Abigail the giraffe who just can’t stop counting!
We also have this lovely story animation of Giraffe’s Can’t Dance.
Then you could have a go at some Giraffes Can’t Dance Addition-T-T-26789-Dancing-Giraffe-Themed-Up-to-10-Addition-Sheet
Or make yourself a giraffe craft with our Giraffe crafts sheet.
Have a lovely day. See you tomorrow!
Hello and welcome back to our second week in Africa. This week we have some lovely stories about African Animals.
Once you’ve listened to the book perhaps you could draw you very best drawing of an elephant. Don’t forget to include the big ears, yusk and a long trunk! You could as an adult to label the parts of your elephant with you.
After that you could have a go at some Elephant crafts
Or see how bendy you are with this cosmic yoga class.
I’ll see you back here tomorrow for some more animal fun.
Today we have two stories:
Our first story is Handa’s noisy night– where Handa goes for a sleepover.
Then you could look at Handa’s Hen animal pictures and see if you can draw your favourite animal.
Our second story is The Colour Monster who can’t control his feelings.
Then you could print and fill in My Colour Monster Book of Feelings.
And talk about different feelings and how your child can manage them at home.
Today we head back to Kenya to see Handa and listen to the story of Handa’s Hen.
We have a number matching game:
And then you could make up your own Safari game. You could find some toy animals at home and hide them for your family to find. Perhaps you could make your own loo roll binoculars and a map.
Have fun and i’ll see you back here for tomorrow.
Today we have a really cheery song to learn from Africa. Watch these children and see if you can learn the song.
Then you can have a go at writing your name We have these lovely name cards that you can print to write on if you have a printer-Name writing cards
Today we have another lovely story from Africa:
Once you’ve listened to the story you could have a go at We all went on safari animals and number match.
Our story today was set in Tanzania, you could have a look on Google Earth and see if you can find it. The link for Google Earth is on Monday’s post.
Then take a look back at yesterday’s activities and see if there’s anything that you’d like to do that you didn’t do yesterday.
Have a lovely day.
Hello everyone and welcome back to another week of online learning. This week we are off to Africa.
Let’s start by flying over to Google Earth to see where Africa is. Once you’ve found Africa, you could look for Kenya, that’s where our first story of the week is set.
Once you’ve listened to the story of Handa, you could print these story props and retell the story.-story props
Or you could build your own safari using lego, junk modeling or your toys.
Then we have Cosmic Yoga
And some african-style-patterns- you could look at. Then you can see if you can find some things to print your own patterns with at home. You could use any of the following items to make your own printing blocks:
Have a great day!
Today we need to practise our listening skills. Here’s a BBC school radio story to listen to.
And if you need to move around now, we have a Wild Workout with Andy.
Then I thought you might like to make something for daddy for Father’s Day. Here’s some ideas:
Have a lovely weekend. I’ll see you back here on Monday for some more Animal fun.
Today it’s Jasper’s birthday. Happy Birthday Jasper, we hope you have a lovely day.
Now it’s time for our learning. Today is all about daddies.
Here’s another nice daddy book- My Dad is Brilliant
Once you have listened to our stories, think about what your daddy is good at and make him a nice card for Father’s Day, then complete today’s sheet.
My daddy sheet
See you all tomorrow.
Hello, welcome back to our online learning. This week we are taking a break from Animals to focus of our families. It’s Father’s day at the weekend, so we’ll be thinking about or daddies and all the wonderful things they do.
Today we have The Family Book by Todd Parr to kick off our learning.
Once you’ve listened to the story, today’s job is to do the following activity sheet. If you don’t have a printer you can just draw a family picture without using the sheet.
If you need help to draw people, you can watch Miss Q how you how.
I’ll see you back here for some more family fun tomorrow.
Today I’d like you all to practise the very important skill of listening (you might find it easier with headphones.) Find a nice quiet place to sit and get comfy….
Then you can:
After that, you could try one of these activities:
Have a lovely weekend, I’ll see you back here next week.
Morning chaps! It’s Thursday maths……
What’s the number of the day, I hear you cry:
Once you’ve met our Number of the day, it’s time to practise counting…..
Hope you enjoy our maths activities today.
Today we have our phonics alliteration task:
Once you’ve found your ffff things, it’s time for some exercise:
And if you need a rest after Andy’s workout, here’s a lovely story called The Storm Whale– read by Miss Q
Have a good day.
Today we have some information about sea creatures. Then, I’d like everyone to draw their favourite animal and label its body parts.
After that we have two fun songs to learn:
I’ll see you tomorrow for more sea themed fun.
Hello, welcome back to another week of online learning. We’re remaining Under the Sea this week.
To follow on from the story we have a maths game:
Have a lovely day.
Have a lovely week, I’ll see you back here on Monday for some more sea life activities.
Today we will be working with numbers and learning to add two groups together.
Today we are going to take a look at our caterpillars, they’ve changed a lot since we last saw them:
Hello, hello, hello! Back to our under the sea learning we go!
Then you can listen to our story Tip Tap went the crab
Hello and welcome back to our online Nursery. I do hope you all had a good week last week.
Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be learning about sea creatures.
Once you’ve listened to the story you could:
Can you believe a whole half term has past? Well, probably you can as you’ve had to be entertaining the children at home whilst working too!
Well done for making it this far, here’s the work for today……
Some counting fun for today!
Let’s start with our Number of the Day:
You can make a number 5 afterwards or find things you have five of in your home.
Then we have some fun themed Caterpillar maths:
Welcome to Wednesday
Today we are learning about the life cycle of the caterpillar/butterfly.
We have the story of the Nature Girls that you can listen to, then you can do the…..
Hello everybody, I hope you had a good day yesterday.
Once you’ve listened to the book, you could take a look at what is happening inside our caterpillar pot:
Then we have some nice caterpillar and butterfly activities for you:
Whatever you get up to, have a lovely day.
Hello and welcome back to another week of online learning. This week we are learning all about caterpillars and butterflies.
I bet lots of you have that book at home, maybe you could get it out and have a look.
Now for some activities:
Have a lovely day, pop back tomorrow for lots more fun.
Hello again. Another week has past us by.
Today we have a few ladybird things to do and some Phonics Phase one.
Let’s start with Phonics:
Now perhaps you’d like to look for S things or try writing the letter S.
We also have some ladybird things to do today:
Happy learning everyone. I’ll see you back here on Monday for some caterpillar fun.
Today is Maya’s birthday. Happy Birthday Maya, we all hope you have a very happy day!
We are all going to be working with the Number 4 today. Here’s some more 4 videos, if you need them:
Once you’ve found out what the number four looks like, it’s time to hunt for groups of four. Can you find some things in your home that you have 4 of? Maybe 4 socks, four lego bricks? Have a look and see what you can find.
Have a lovely day.
Hello everyone. I hope you all continue to be well and are making the best of your days.
For those of you joining us for online learning today, we have a fun ladybird story. I think you might already know this one……
Once you’ve listened to the story, why not try the following:
Print out for music is below.
That’s all for today. Have a good day, whatever you choose get up to!
Morning. We’ll continue to learn about Ladybirds today.
Now for some activities, You could:
I’ll see you all tomorrow for some more ladybird fun.
This week we are learning about ladybirds. Let’s start off with a story:
After that you could do any of the following:
Hello, happy lockdown Bank Holiday!
Here’s some fun ideas for your Bank Holiday weekend:
Whatever you get up to, I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Happy end of Bee Week!
Tomorrow is Bank Holiday (apparently those still exist,) so just some stories and suggestions for entertainment tomorrow, but no work.
Today we have some number work:
Once you’ve watched the number 3 videos you could:
Day three of bee week. (Say it in your best Big Brother voice!)
Today we have:
A little home made video explanation of what jobs bees have to do in the hive. I went on a bee keeping course a few years ago and I’m still incensed that the boy bees have no jobs.
Here’s some ideas for making a bee friendly garden for those of you with outdoor space:
For those of you that want an indoor task you could try these:
Have a lovely day!
Hello, here we go with day two of our bee learning.
Now let’s try some activities:
Pop back tomorrow for more bee fun!
Hello! Welcome back to Online Nursery. This week we are learning all about bees! I love bees they are amazing little creatures.
Let’s start off with a little introduction for the children:
Now you can choose what to do next:
We have this amazing video by Maddie, she’s a very enthusiastic beekeeper, you might recognise her from Cbeebies.
Once you’ve had a chance to learn a little about bees, you can get busy with the following activities:
Bee craft ideas to keep you busy like a bee!
Come back tomorrow for more exciting bee activities!
So lovely to see so many of you yesterday morning.
Miss Lauren has sent us our next Gymnastics session:
Today we have a recap of one of our favourite rhyming books, Oi Frog.
Once you’ve watched it you could think of some words that rhyme with your name or think about the animals in the book and see if you can remember what they were allowed to sit on.
We also have an information book about frogs. You could draw some of your favourite frogs from the book, or see if you can remember some of the interesting facts.
Have a lovely day, I’ll see you back here next week for a week bee activities.
Good day to you all. I hope you have been enjoying some of our activities this week.
Today we have a little break from Frog activities, but you are very welcome to carry on with some you have already started.
We have some number work today. We’ll take a look at the number two. Here’s a couple of quick videos to watch. After that you could have a go at making your own number 2 and decorating it, or looking around your house for objets you have two of.
Finding 2’s sheet example
If you just need to relax today, here’s cosmic yoga with a frog themed session.
We have another birthday! Hooray, hooray and a happy birthday to Esmee. We hope you have a lovely day.
Here’s a little challenge for you today,
watch this video clip
and then have a go at drawing your very best picture of a tadpole, froglet or frog. When you’ve done it you can get someone to take a picture and send it to me. Then I can make our own version of the video above.
You can pretend to be a tadpole today if you join in with our radio PE lesson.
If you fancy a bit of baking today, we have a Twinkl fairy cake recipe. I’ll be making these at home today. I wonder if any of you can theme your cakes around tadpoles/frogs!
If you need five minute of TV, here’s a little information video about amphibians.
Happy Tuesday! Hope you are all keeping well and enjoyed our introduction to frogs yesterday.
If you didn’t get to do any of yesterday’s activities you might want to look back and watch the frog story.
We have a whole week of frog activities this week, let’s kick off today with:
Then you might like to have a go at making your own lifecycle:
Remember there were lots of bits posted yesterday too, you might want to have another look at the Frog learning challenges or finish off something that you’ve already started.
And if you’d like to do something entirely different and need some bubble fun, you could try these two ideas.
Happy frog and bubble day!
Welcome back to our next week of online nursery. This week we are learning all about frogs.
It’s a lovely story all about a little tadpole who has to wait patiently to turn into a frog.
Once you’ve watched the videos you could:
and pick a challenge to do from this sheet – Frog learning challenges
Happy Friday – yes, it is Friday, another week has past!
Here are today’s activities:
We’ll kick off with a bit of Maths, counting fingers at the ready!
If you need a bit of physical activity here’s our:
And if you need a bit of calm at the end of the week, here’s some stories:
Have a lovely day!
Continuing our theme of turning 4 this week, it’s time to wish Victor a very happy birthday!
Here’s the wiggles singing for you today, they’ve had a busy week!
Today we have a little bit of learning about trees. Watch the story and have a little think about how trees change in different seasons.
You could draw or paint a tree.
Once you’ve watched the 1 clip can you find:
Happy tree and counting day.
Hello, hope your week so going well so far. It’s a busy week for birthdays in our class.
Today it’s Dominic’s birthday. Happy Birthday Dominic, we hope you have a lovely day.
Today is Wednesday which means it’s music, PE and baking day. Here are your activities for the day…..
If you have any requests for your favourite songs that you usually sing with Miss Rachel, email us, she’s after your requests.
Once you’ve used up some of your energy, perhaps you’d like to bake some biscuits.
And while they’re baking you could have a go at:
Don’t forget to have a browse through our News page. Miss Bell’s storytime is perfect for Nursery and she’ll be uploading some of our favourite books from class. Mr Schumm is reading his way through Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and there’s plenty of fun videos to watch too.
Happy Birthday Adam J, We hope you have a lovely day!
Today we have the story of Hansel and Gretel to enjoy:
If you have your Home Learning pack from Nursery you can do some of the Hansel and Gretel activities we printed for you in there.
If you have a printer you could print yourself the following sheets:
If you have difficulty accessing Twinkl, please let me know. Free access has been extended, so everyone that signed up should still be able to access their resources.
Once you have enjoyed the story you could do any of the following:
Have a lovely day, see you all back here tomorrow.
Hello and welcome back to Online Nursery. I hope you all had the best Easter possible under the circumstances. I took a minibreak in my lounge and watched Mamma Mia whilst tucking into a Greek Feast!
We have another week of fun activities planned for those of you that wish to join in. Do remember that there is no pressure to join us, it’s up to you what and how much you do. Plenty of play is good for children, so don’t worry if that’s what seems the best thing for them to be doing right now.
This week we have a bit of a mixed bag of activities. Next week we’ll start some topic work on Minibeasts.
For today we have the story of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and some activities based around the book.
Here’s a quick welcome back video.
Here’s the story of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Once you’ve watched the story you could do any of the following activities:
I’ll be back tomorrow with some more suggestions for you.
Hello, here’s some challenges for those of you who would like something to keep you busy over the Easter break.
See how you get along with the Easter Family Lockdown Challenge, let your imaginations run wild. You can tackle the challenges in any way you choose; draw, play, create, build, use toys, lego etc.
For an extra challenge you could try building one of these and see if you can guide a ball through it:
If you’re fans of Hey Duggee, you can click here to earn your stay at home badges. He’s got extra home challenges to take part in
Don’t forget you can share any of your work with me via email or Tapestry.
Take care, stay safe and have a Happy Easter!
Hello and a very happy friday to you all. What a bizzare end to our half term! But how fabulously you are managing with homeschooling. Take a moment to give yourselves a pat on the back and a silent cheer. You are all heros.
Today we have a song, some craft ideas and a radio show.
Let’s start with a sing song, join in if you know the words.
If you have some playdough or paper at home, you could make yourself some currant buns today and sing the song with them, like we do at school. Remember to find some pennies or buttons to use to pay for them!
Now time for a story about Aladdin,
And here’s some ideas for our the artists amongst us…..
Don’t forget, you could make Easter cards too!
Mr Perry would like you all to take a look at his website entry- ‘Celebrating Easter at Home’
He’s added some nice ideas there for everyone- Thank Mr P!
I wish you all a very happy, if slightly unusual, Easter! Don’t forget to check back for our Easter Challenge Sheet, it’ll be the next post!
I’ve filmed you one of our favourite stories from Nursery, I hope you enjoy it.
After you’ve listened to it, you could draw a picture of your favourite funny animal and see if you can find out some more about it.
You can find some facts about some of the more common animals we see at the following website.
Happy Thursday! I hope you all enjoyed the bunny activities and have had chance to listen to Stick Man.
Today we have cake making, a craft activity that the Quartermaine family did every Easter and a new story to listen to. The story is one of our most requested at Nursery Storytime. You can find it in the next post.
A friend of mine made this fabulous Easter tree with her children, you could collect bits to make one of these too.
For our maths activity this week, I’d like the children to begin to thing about sharing out objects equally, and use the language; more, less and same as.
For this activity you will need to make some paper eggs, or use a collection of objects to hide- pennies, pirate treasure, pompoms.
Once your eggs are made, you will need at least two people to play the game and one person to hide the eggs.
When the eggs are hidden, each player collects as many as they can find- for Nursery children keep the number low, i.e there’s 10 eggs between two children playing.
When all the eggs are collected, get the children to count out how many they have each. Ask who has more? who has less? Or do they have the same.
Once this is done, your child can practise sharing the eggs out equally, either between themselves and siblings or amongst a group of toys.
This is a game they might need to practise a few times before they really get the hang of the language and the concept of sharing out.
You could add numbers to your paper eggs afterwards and your little person could then collect the eggs and order them in numerical order.
It’s Wednesday so we have some music and PE activities, just like we usually would at school. If you made bunny ears yesterday, you might want to pop them on for these activities. In my next post there’s also a maths activity to try out today.
Hello and welcome back to online Nursery!
I hope you are all surviving lockdown and enjoying some of our activities. Today we have an online story; Everybunny Dance, click the link to see the story.
Once you have read the story, you could do any of the following activities:
If you have twinkl and a printer you could have a go at:
Lots to be going on with today! You might like to save some of these for later in the week.
I hope you have a fun day.
Here’s one of our favourite stories- Stick Man!
If you fancy some more Stick Man related activities after you’ve watched it, you could click here to go to The Gruffalo website.
Good morning Nursery. I hope you are all well and have enjoyed your first week of Online Nursery.
This week we will start to think about Easter and Springtime. I have a little Easter Video collection for you to watch from the BBC
You can see how the children in this video celebrate Easter usually. Of course, things will be a little different for us all this year, but I’m sure many of us will be doing something lovely in our own homes.
Once you’ve watched the video clips you could have a go at the following activities:
Later in the week, we have some more stories to look forward to and lots of lovely activities to keep you all busy.
Have a lovely day!
Friday is usually Star of the Week Assembly and Gymnastics with Lauren.
Our Stars of the Week this week are all the parents! Well done for surviving the first week of homeschool. I salute you!
Today you could be making your Easter Bonnet if you’d like to take part in the virtual parade. More info on this from Mr Schumm’s posts. If you want to make one, but not be in the parade, you can send me your picture.
You could practise your gym shapes- tuck, pike, straddle and see if mummy and daddy can do them too!
Next week, we’ll have a few craft activities for Easter. See if you can gather the following items-egg box, glue, washed egg shells, paper or card, toilet roll tube.
Now we have a cosmic yoga class and there’s another radio show and story coming in the next post.
Morning, hope you are all okay and have been able to enjoy the sunshine somehow.
Today we have a bit of maths to do. You’ll need a dice and a collection of duplo bricks, or something similar that you can stack. There’s a dice in the home learning pack. This is a game for two or more players.
Firstly, make a collection of bricks. Each player takes a turn to roll the dice and then adds the correct number of bricks to their tower. The key learning here is being able to collect the correct number of bricks from the larger group.
After that (or before, if you prefer) there’s a shape video to watch. Perhaps you can then have a shape hunt and see if you can find any of the shapes around your house.
Here’s a video example of the game and our shape song.
Hello, I do hope your week has been okay so far.
Many of you seem to have been busy building bridges for the Billy Goats- good work! I’ve also seen a lovely picture from one of our friends based on Charlie and the Chocolate factory, have you all been tuning in to Schumm of the day? I’ve seen some pictures from France and some pictures of homemade cars. Keep them coming it’s lovely to hear from you.
Wednesday is usually music and PE day in Nursery. Here’s today’s PE lesson from Tumble tots and today’s music lesson from the BBC.
I hope you all had a good day yesterday and enjoyed the story of the Billy Goats Gruff.
Today, you can continue work on your Billy Goat activities that were set out on Monday online or sent home in your learning pack.
You could also have a go at writing your name. There’s a guide for the grown ups on our class page.
Try logging into My USO today and having a go at Rollercoaster ordering. Log in via My USO, choose Busy Things, choose the pink man EYFS, choose the Elephant (Nursery set up by school.) Once you are in you’ll see some games pinned to the top of the game area for you. Let me know if you have difficulty getting in!
Don’t forget that you could also be making an Easter Bonnet for the Virtual Bonnet Parade!
Hope you all have a good Tuesday.
Morning, welcome to our new online Nursery.
This week we are going to base our work around the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. Many of you will have the story at home, so you can read your own copy, or you can explore the story in one of the following ways:
Once you’ve enjoyed the story, you have a pack of activities that you can choose from. There are puppets to cut and make, pencil, control sheets, counting, shapes to cut, colouring. All sorts of things to keep you busy for the week.
Here are some other activities you could do:
There’s no hurry to complete anything and all activities are optional. Don’t forget you can email me pictures of anything you’ve done., or just say to say hi! They’ll be some videos coming later this week and a few more ideas of things you can do at home.
Here’s a little video tutorial on name writing. I’m sorry about my dull voice in the video, it’s not boredom, it’s terror of being filmed!
Whilst we are all at home, you could be practising this up to once a week, if you have time. The most important thing at this early stage in your child’s development, is having a go, rather than getting it right.
Hmmmm, I think I should get this video sponsored by hand cream- they’re a bit dry!
What a funny old week it’s been! At Nursery we’ve been merrily playing and working our way through the week, just like we always do, except with a few less of us than usual. You wouldn’t know there was anything else going on in the world.
The children have been an absolute blessing to be around because nothing gets in the way of play for little people. And that’s something to remember over the coming weeks, play is really important and necessary to their development, so if ‘all they do is play’ their learning will continue to develop.
In an attempt to help you out and to find my inner teenager (She must still be in there somewhere) i’ll be acquainting myself with the world of modern technology and posting updates on our blog everyday.
All work for Nursery is entirely optional. It’s here if you want/need it. There is absolutely no pressure to do anything. However, we may be off for a while and need something to keep ourselves entertained.
Let me know how you are all getting along. I’d genuinely love to hear from you. You can send me pictures, videos, messages etc to my usual email address and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with queries about accessing our home learning. I’ll be checking in with my email on my usual working days.
Take care of yourselves and hopefully we’ll all be back at school before we know it.
Here’s how to make really quick, no cook playdough. Keeps little (and big) people occupied for ages!
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This will be the place to find our digital Nursery school whilst we are closed.
I’ll be setting our class learning on here every week, you can pop by and see what we are doing. If you want to share things with me, you have my school email, i’ll be checking in there to see what everyone is up to.
They’ll be some links coming later to direct you to home learning.
Take care everyone,
Ahhh, Pancake Day! The day where one adult in the Nursery has to mix batter and toss 26 pancakes. It was such fun, if a little sticky and sometimes a little smokey!
On Monday, we all designed our own pancake and thought about the toppings we would like. Then, on Tuesday, we got to make them. It was a tough choice- chocolate, honey, cream, blueberries, bananas, sugar, lemon. We pretty much all came up with our own unique combo and Miss Quartermaine flipped and mixed until we all had a pancake to eat and Miss Catherine helped up put on our toppings.
We read the story of Mr Wolf’s Pancakes. It was so funny and had us giggling all week. It has a bit of a surprise ending and we loved it.
Aside from all the pancake shenanigans, we we’re learning about ourselves. We looked carefully in the mirror and drew ourselves , trying to use the right colours. We drew our families and chatted about our parents, brothers and sisters and what they are like. There are no secrets now. We all know what you get up to at home!
Today we’ve been very busy. We did our first assembly and two of our friends got their Star of the Week certificates. We also had two birthday boys to sing to. After that we had gymnastics. Miss Lauren is so pleased with our progress we are going to start learning handstands and cartwheels next week.
We were so amazing in assembly and gymnastics that we had a special Friday treat of a biscuit! Yum!
This week we’ve been enjoying the story of the Three Little Pigs. We’ve huffed and puffed our way through several different versions and decided which ones we liked best. Most of us are quite gruesome and enjoy the version where the pigs are eaten and then the wolf falls in the hot water at the end.
We are, of course, at the end of another half term (already!) We’ve been working hard in gymnastics with Miss Lauren. She’s been teaching us to do forwards rolls, hop over benches and dance with ribbons. You’d be amazed at how much progress we make with our gymnastics skills over six weeks and by the time we reach Year Six we’ll be doing all sorts of flips and turns in the air.
This week we have been learning all about Chinese new Year. Ao Ran’s mum brought in some wish tags for us to record our wishes on and hang on a plant. Lots of us wished to run faster, some of us wished to hug our mummies more, some children suggested they’d like to spend more time with granny. Lots of lovely ideas all round and great to learn about a tradition from Beijing. Ao Ran and his family had also made us a lovely window decoration to hang up in the Nursery.
We looked at Chinese writing and attempted our own form of Chinese calligraphy. We all had a go at writing rat in Chinese, not as easy as it sounds!
Next week we’ll be reading the story of Red Riding Hood.
This week we read the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We were scandalised by Goldilocks’ behaviour and thought she was very cheeky to walk into a house without being invited. We were intrigued by the word ‘nosy’ and discussed what it means.
We’ve used our story to explore concepts of size and practised using size vocabulary- big, medium and small.
We were introduced to lots of new vocabulary this week and practised hiding bears according to instructions. All our instructions contained prepositional language that we had to listen carefully to in order to understand the instruction. For example, hide baby bear under something.
Next week we will be exploring Chinese New Year.
This week saw a much more confident and probably, taller group of children return to class. It’s amazing how much we change over the course of the year and once our teachers had stopped exclaiming, “haven’t you grown,” we got down to the serious business of playing and learning.
Our story this week was The Gingerbread Man. It was great fun and we all helped to read the story. We were a bit sad that the fox kept eating him. When we read a different version, one of the children said, “well, I hope that fox is good today.” Alas, he was not and the poor old Gingerbread Man was eaten again!
I might add that when we made our own real gingerbread men we had no such empathy for him and we all gobbled him up, just like that sneaky fox!