Our Nursery class are taught by Miss Quartermaine with plenty of help from Mrs Kazem and Miss Elena. Our days are busy and full of fun, laughter and learning.
Today’s story is: One Snowy Night. Find out what happens to Percy the Park Keeper and his friends in the snow.
Now, see if you can use some of your toys at home to build a new shelter and a much bigger bed for Percy.
Next we have a rhyming recap with Oi Cat. Can you have another go at making rhyming groups again today? See if you can think of some rhymes for:
Then see if you can think of words that rhyme with the names of your family members or school friends.
Our Number of the day is number 5:
Now can you put all your number knowledge into practise and order and match these cards?
If you don’t have a printer, you can make your own numbers to order using squares of paper to make number cards.
Here’s a brilliant dice game to play today (or save it for another day if you don’t have time.) This is lots of fun and you can play by yourself or with someone else:
Our listening corner today has:
Hope you’ve all had a lovely week. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you back here on Monday for some more fun activities.
Today’s wintery themed story is the Storm Whale in Winter.
It’s the follow on book from Storm Whale which you can also watch if you like.
Maybe you could try making your own storm whale land today and see if you can retell one of those lovely stories; Making a small world.
Our Number of the day is 4! A special number for many of you:
Now, see if you can find things you have four of today.
Miss Rachel has our music session:
Here’s our listening corner for the day:
Hope you all have a wonderful day.
Morning! Hope you are all well.
Today we have a classic story for Early Years: Oliver Jeffers: Lost and Found.
Once you’ve watched the story I have two challenges for you:
Today’s number is number three. Here’s some of or favourite characters to teach us about three:
Now see if you can find collections of ‘three things’ today. What can you find three of? Do you have three pencils? Three balloons? Three chairs?
Can you see if you can find a tray/plate and some sand, flour or lentils etc and practise writing number three in a sensory way.
We have a screen based maths game for those of you that want to give it a go. It’s lots of fun, we’ve played it before at Nursery. It’s called Busythings and we access it via MYUSO.
Here’s a guide as to how to find the activity i’d like you to try:Accessing Busy Things via My USO
If you’d like a non-screen task you could try this instead:
Order penguins to 10
Order to penguins to 20
If you are ready for some listening we have:
Hope you have a lovely day.
Today we have a beautiful book called Snowflake by Benji Davies.
Then, we’ll learn how to make our own snowflake designs by placing and arranging objects.
Next, we have our phonics work with Oi Dog. Once you’ve watched the story please see if you can Match the rhyming groups:
We want children to be able to make strings of rhyming words i.e. bat, cat, rat, hat, fat, tat.
If you don’t have a printer, you could practise the same skills as a simple game: Put a selection of objects in a box or a bag and pull one out, then think of words that rhyme with it. They can be made up words too, don’t worry about thinking of real things.
Our next number is number two. Here are some videos for number two and a follow up activity:
We also have a squiggle sticks guide to drawing a snowman. For those of you that would like to practise drawing and making pictures.
And some things to listen to:
Good morning welcome back to our online Nursery. I hope you all had a lovely weekend.
This we are going to be learning about the seasons and winter. We’ve got lots of books set in cold, snowy places to enjoy.
Our first story is Tap the Magic Tree.
Then you can have a go at making some pictures of the seasons. See what you can tell a grown up about how the seasons change.
Next we are going to start learning numerals. Today we will start with number one. Take a look at these clips to learn what number one looks like, then try drawing a one in the air:
Now you’ve seen the number one can you find some things that you have one of? i.e one head, one jumper, one duplo block etc.
If you are off for a walk today, you could try out this simple winter hunt sheet-t-t-4836-winter-hunt-checklist-_ver_1
And if you like some things to listen to, we have:
Hope you all have a lovely monday.
Happy Friday! Give yourselves a pat on the back for making it this far.
Let’s start with our story for the day; Penguins can’t Fly
Now we could all think about being kind to the people we live with. Why not print off this kindness chart Things I can do to be kind and helpful at home.
For those of you without a printer you could have a go at making your own. Think about the things you can do to be kind to others and the ways you can help around the house.
We have a special treat today…..
….it’s Miss Rachel with our weekly music lesson. Here she is:
Here’s the last in our series of shape books: Circle
Here’s a fun counting game for the day. You can use either of these options:
For those of you who would like to spend some time listening to audio we have two choices for today:
I hope you all have an enjoyable day and a lovely weekend.
Today we have an information book about penguins. see what fun facts you can learn.
We have the story of Blue Penguin who is finding it hard to make friends.
Once you’ve listened to Blue Penguin you could have a go at making a card for a friend or a relative.
Now, we have the next in our shape series, the book of Square. See if you think he is a genius or not.
Then you can learn how to draw square.
Perhaps you might like to go on a hunt around your house today and see if you can spot some of the shapes we have been learning about this week- Shape Spotters
Our Radio show today is one of my favourites- Raa Raa the Lion
I hope you have a lovely day.
Today we are going to find out about the life cycle of a penguin.
We’ll start with this book called Egg to Penguin.
Once you’ve listened to the information, you can have a go at drawing the life cycle. Here’s a video to show you how.
We also have this fun Rockhopper challenge for you, you’ll need to view the next three clips in order;
Then, we have another shape story. Today we find out about Triangle.
Here’s how to draw a triangle.
Here’s a yoga session for those of you that need to move.
I hope you have a wonderful day.
Today we have a funny story; Poles Apart, about how a polar bear once met a group of penguins.
Once you’ve watched it you could draw them a map or watch this tutorial with Miss Quartermaine about how to draw the world and add polar bears and penguins on.
Then we have some shape activities today:
Then we have a Penguin loo roll craft-t-t-4847-make-a-cardboard-tube-penguin-activity-_ver_1
Hello and welcome back to another week of online fun.
This week we are heading south to find out all about penguins.
Now, let’s find out about Emperor penguins with the book The Emperor’s Egg
Then you could have a go at drawing your own penguin.
If you’d like to watch some Emperor penguins in the wild, you could Join Andy for his adventure.
We have another good book, this time about an Adelie penguin, One Day on Our Blue Planet in Antarctica.
If you are feeling crafty, you could follow this guide to finger print your own penguins:
Finally, if you have a long time for watching TV (maybe as a family later) there’s an interesting programme on iplayer called: Meet the family. You can learn about all different types of penguins. It is very long though, so you might want to skip this, watch it in installments or have a movie night with popcorn!
Whatever you get up to, I hope you have a lovely day.
Hello and a happy friday to you all.
Today we have an interesting Video clip about Polar bears and the Arctic:
After that you could watch this clip about ice play.
Perhaps you could use the idea above to set up your own ice play experiment.
As it’s been very cold this week you could try leaving a cup/container of water outside overnight and see what happens to it. Why not have a go at our Freezing experiments.
Now you could try out Andy’s Wild Workout.
Or try out one of our Arctic craft ideas.
We also have a radio show and some other stories you might like to listen to:
Have a lovely day!
First we have some stories:
Then I’d like to practise your rhyming. Here’s the story of Oi Frog, one of our favourites at Nursery.
Then, if you have a printer you could print out the picture cards (page 4) from this pack and try and match them together- Oi-Frog-Teaching-Notes-v3a-web
If you don’t have a printer, you could look for the following objects at home and see if you can think something that rhymes with them:
Hello, Hope all is well.
Here’s our Wednesday Activities….
Let’s start with this lovely story by Catherine Rayner (Click the link below)
Once you’ve listened to the story you could have a go at making your own Iris and Isaac inspired picture.
Then you could join Andy for his Arctic Radio Show and see which animals you can hear
And here’s a few other activities you might like to try if you have time (and energy):
Don’t forget that you can always go back and try ideas from another day.
Have a lovely day!
Hello and welcome back to the new term. Not quite the start we had in mind!
For today the work will all be found here, on our webpage. As we move forward we’ll be using Tapestry too. I’ll let you know how that works once I’ve sussed it all out.
With the home learning, please do whatever you like, it’s not compulsory and it’s totally up to you if/when you do it. Do what works best for you.
Let’s start with a quick hello…
Now we have our first story. The key concept is hibernation, great word to practise and see how many times you can slip it into conversation this week.
Now we have another story about the Arctic. It’s got some great new vocabulary to learn. See how many animals you can remember.
Now you can choose some activities to do:
Draw a polar bear, see if you can make it better than mine!
Have a go at some counting with this sheet
If you don’t have a printer at home, line up some groups of objects for your child to count and see if they can tell you how many are in each group. The learning focus is on accurate counting- saying one number name for each item. You can make this as easy or hard as is needed for your child.
Now we have a link to Andy’s Wild Adventure in the Arctic ( you can also search for this on Iplay if you want to watch on TV. A nice way to learn more about polar bears…
Other ideas to keep your small person entertained today:
Hope you all have a great day. I’ll be checking in with emails most days, let me know if you have any issues, queries, need a chat!
Any work or things you have done and want to share with me can be uploaded to your child’s Tapestry account.
It was the busiest of all busy weeks for us. On Tuesday we dressed up in our nativity costumes and did our very best retelling of the story to camera. WE WERE FAB! We can’t wait for you to see it. Definitely the best thing on TV this Christmas!
For the rest of the week our teachers tried very hard to maintain order and help us with our learning! We pretended to be shepherd’s and count the toy sheep in each field, then we matched a number to them.
There was a lot of rhyming to be done and we’re pleased to report that we are all very good at it now.
We practised using prepositional language to hide a bear and a frog- in, on, under, next to, in front, behind, in between. Miss Quartermaine tried to catch us out with her instructions, but we’re too good!
On Thursday we had an excellent class party in the church hall. Once we were all fully sanitised, we dressed up as elves and had a great time joining in with all the elf duties! Some of us had some excellent dance moves.
Next week we have lots more festive fun up our sleeves!
This week we have been enjoying to story of Stick Man. We made our very own little stick men from sticks we had collected outside.
We have been busy learning to recognise numerals and match them to groups of objects. Today we were so good at counting we managed to count all the way to 100.
We have been learning prepositions- in, on, under, next to, in front and behind and following instructions to hide things.
This week we have been learning even more about Autumn.
We can now talk about what we might expect the trees to do in autumn and name lots of autumnal objects- leaf, conker, acorn, fir cone, squirrel etc.
We’ve read some brilliant autumn books about squirrels- Leaf Trouble and Leaf Thief. Both lots of fun and lots to discuss as both squirrels didn’t understand autumn and were worried about their trees. We were all able to explain what was happening and found the squirrel’s antics very entertaining.
We went on an autumn leaf hunt with Miss Morton and found all sorts of autumn treasures to talk about.
For our mathematical learning we practised counting and played dice games. Lots of really good counting this week- quite a few mathematicians amongst us!
We had a fun Russian lesson with Miss Elena, she’s been teaching us how to say ‘hello’ to each other and we’ve been learning a few animal names too.
Our phonics sessions this week were lots of fun. We laughed our way through lunch as we couldn’t stop rhyming. It was another week of reading the Oi Frog collection and the Elephant Welliphant collection.
Now we’re all keen to make friends we’ve started discussing friendships and how to be a good friend. We sorted pictures into groups of friendly and unfriendly things to do and talked about how we can be kind to others.
If any of you are off to the park this weekend we’d love some more sticks. We’d also like shoeboxes or any boxes you have that are roughly shoebox size.
See you on Monday!
We have had a very exciting and very busy week learning all about the festival of Diwali.
We made our very own clay diyas and learnt that Diwali is the festival of lights. Miss Quartermaine and Miss Elena were on hand to help with rolling and shaping the clay, but mostly we could do it for ourselves.
Miss Morton taught us how to make Rangoli patterns. The playground looks beautiful!
Mrs Kazem taught us how to decorate mehndi hands and we made our own patterns on them.
We have also started working on rhyming activities for our phonics phase one. This lead to many raucous carpet times as we played an excellent rhyming game called; Willoughby Wallaby Woo.
We’ll see you all on Monday for some Autumn fun.
NEEDED – We are setting up a role-play Post Office in the EYFS playground and need envelopes and postcards for the children to play with. If you have any spare we would be extremely grateful if you would donate them to us. Many thanks!
Hello and welcome back for another term of fun. We’ve had a lovely first week back.
This half term we are learning about autumn and celebrations that take place in autumn.
We’ve been reading a lovely, and very magical book, called Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson. It’s a great book, lots of fun because we all think we’re doing magic by joining in with the actions, and there’s a lot to talk about- it exercises our brains, vocabulary and, speaking and listening skills.
We’ve talked about how the seasons change, what changes we could look for outside and named all the parts of the tree- branches, leaves, buds, trunk etc.
We had a virtual fireworks display in class and listened to a story about bonfire night. We made some lovely firework pictures on black paper.
Next week, we’ll be learning about the festival of Diwali.
If you are out and about in nature this weekend, could you collect us a few nice leaves and as many sticks as you can find?
Have a lovely weekend!
Hola! Today has been a day of high energy. We started off with a journey to Spain with the aid of Google Earth and a video clip from BBC schools. We watched some children teach us how to flamenco dance, then we practised saying ‘hello’ in Spanish.
We enjoyed a Hispanic themed lunch and then had a Spanish story about Ferdinando the bull. Mrs Hardy was very good at reading in Spanish and we learnt the words for bull and flowers as the story progressed.
We made our own castanets with bottle tops and card.
On Thursday we came to school dressed in red to show racism the red card. We read a lovely story called, All are Welcome and talked about the importance of being kind to people and remembering to use kind words.
At the beginning of the week we read Dear Zoo and drew pictures of our ideal pets- Watch out parents, some of us made some interesting choices for pets! One or two of you may find you child would like to bring a crocodile or a dinosaur home.
This week we have been reading We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. We set up our own Bear Hunt in the garden and went off hunting for the bear. Luckily, only friendly bears were found!
We’ve been busy with our gravel pit in the garden. We have been moving loads of gravel from outside the office, washing it and filing up the gravel pit. Lots of heavy labour!
Next week we are reading the story of Dear Zoo.
This week we have been reading the book; Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? It’s been a lot of fun learning all the colours and trying to remember which animal comes next. So far, Harry has the best memory. He’s better than Miss Quartermaine and she’s been reading that book for years!
We practised our cutting skills and cut out some photographs of ourselves and then stuck them into a book that we made together. Our book will be called Mr Schumm, Mr Schumm Who Do you See? And we’ll see if Mr Schumm can spot all the Nursery children.
We cut out a second picture of ourselves and made a beautiful display of all our gorgeous faces. Now they’re up on the wall, we enjoy nothing more than looking at ourselves!
We’ve been busy in the garden making a gravel pit that we’ll be able to play in with the toy trucks and diggers when it’s finished. For now we have the very important jobs of washing and transporting gravel. If any of you have any spare toy trucks and diggers that we can have for our gravel pit, we’d be very happy to give them a new home.
Have a great weekend!
Another week has flown by and we’re definitely getting into the swing of school life.
We’ve been busy making lots of pictures and exploring the craft area.
In the garden we have been playing with the big wooden blocks and making some huge constructions.
We’ve had music with Miss Rachel, PE with Alastair and gymnastics with Miss Aisha.
Today’s gymnastics class was rhythmic gymnastics with ribbon streamers. We had to copy Miss Aisha’s moves, a few of us got in a bit of a tangle, but it was great fun.
We’ve been reading our way through our extensive collection of books. This week we’ve been enjoying You Choose, Stick Man and The Cave.
Have a lovely weekend and we’ll see you all back here on Monday.
Hello! Welcome to our class webpage. Here you can find our weekly updates and see what we have been up to.
This week was our first longer week, with all of us staying for lunch and many of us staying all day.
We seem to be very good at eating and some of us have been asking for thirds! This we had spaghetti, tuna pasta bake, Chinese rice, garlic bread- all sorts of delights!
We have got ourselves into a good routine and are starting to form as a class. We can sit and listen to stories together and we’ve started enjoying music sessions with Mis Rachel. We’ve started to explore new friendships and begun to learn each others names.
There has been lots of gardening to do this week. We started off with a bit of gentle, hanging basket planting on Monday and finished this afternoon with some very heavy manual labour- we tried to dig up two 11 year old bamboo plants, they nearly got the better of us, but the Reception children came to help and we finally won the battle.
Next week we will have some lovely bee friendly plants to pot up. Let’s hope the children still have some gardening energy left!
On Fridays we have our gymnastics class. It’s so much fun and we have some very good gymnasts in the class. What a bendy bunch we are!
Have a lovely weekend, stay safe and we’ll see you all back here for lots more fun next week.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Here’s how to make really quick, no cook playdough. Keeps little (and big) people occupied for ages!
You will need: