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.

Class Update

27/11/20- Stick Man

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.


20/11/20- Autumn days

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!

13/11/20 - Diwali

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!

06/11/20- Autumn

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.

09/10/20 We're Going on a Bear Hunt

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.

02/10/17 Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

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.

18/09/20 - Our first school dinners!

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.

Friday 17th July - Online Nursery

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.


Thursday 16th July - Online Nursery

Today we have a story about Henri Matisse called: Henri’s Scissors.

Once you’ve listened to the story, you could have a go at making a Matisse inspired picture.

Then it’s back to BBC radio for our phonics session: Funny Bunny.

Have a lovely day.

Wednesday 15th July -online Nursery

Welcome back.

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:

Jiggy Pig

Happy Learning. I’ll see you again tomorrow.

Tuesday 14th - Online Nursery

Hello again.

Today we have a lovely story about mice that learn to mix colours. It’s called Mouse Paint.

And then a nice colour mixing activity to try. See if you can remember how to mix all the colours.

After that we have phonics – Ishy Fish.

Have a lovely day.


Monday 13th July - Online Nursery

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.


Happy learning!

Friday 10th July - Online Nursery

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!

Thursday the 9th July - Online 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

Here’s our phonics session.

After that you could have a go at our cutting activity: t-tp-69790-leaf-cutting-skills-worksheet

 Then watch Andy’s Wild Workout

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday 8th July - Online Nursery

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!

Tuesday 7th July - Online Nursery

Welcome back. Today we have a very popular book from our class; Little Monkey

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.

We also have a Cosmic yoga session about a parrot.

And here’s a fun song to sing today. 

Have a lovely day and don’t forget to send me a picture of your rainforest!

Monday 6th July - Online Nursery

Good morning! This week we will be learning about rainforests. Here’s our first book:

Usborne Rainforests

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:

Making a tree

Making a Palm Tree

Maybe you’d like to watch this video about visiting a rainforest.

Or listen to Andy’s radio show about his trip to  Costa Rica.

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 3rd July - Online Nursery

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:

Fergal is Fuming

Ravi’s Roar

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!

Thursday 2nd July - Online Nursery

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!


Wednesday 1st July - Online Nursery

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:

I Spy and Count


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.

Tuesday 30th June - Online Nursery

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!

Monday 29th June - Online Nursery

Hello and welcome back to our second week in Africa. This week we have some lovely stories about African Animals.

Let’s start off with this Usborne Information book about Elephants.

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.

Friday 26th June - Online Nursery

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.



Thursday 25th June - Online Nursery

Today we head back to Kenya to see Handa and listen to the story of Handa’s Hen.

We have a number matching game:

African Numbers for Number match activities

Handa’s Hen number match

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.

Wednesday 24th June - online Nursery

Today we have a really cheery song to learn from Africa. Watch these children and see if you can learn the song.

Then we have a radio story from Raa Raa the Lion. Remember to do your best listening!

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


Tuesday 23rd June - Online Nursery

Today we have another lovely story from Africa:

We All Went on Safari

Once you’ve listened to the story you could have a go at We all went on safari animals and number match.

African Numbers for Number match activities

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.

Monday 22nd June - Online Nursery

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.

Handa’s Surprise

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:

  • playdough cutters
  • bottle corks
  • foam pieces cut into shapes and mounted on to card
  • lego bricks

Have a great day!


Friday 19th June - Online Nursery

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:

Father’s Day gift ideas

Have a lovely weekend. I’ll see you back here on Monday for some more Animal fun.

Thursday 18th June - Online Nursery

Today we are thinking about Grandparents. What do your grandparents do?

Here’s a story about Grandmas

and one about Grandpas

Then we have a sheet for today:

My grandparents

And a video about card making, in case any of you would like to make a card to send to anyone.

Wednesday 17th June - Online Nursery

Today we have a story about Mummies- My Mum is Fantastic

Once you have watched the story, have a think about your mummy. What is she really good at? Then, use the sheet below to make your best picture of mummy.

My Mummy sheet

You could also practise your addition skills today with this sheet.

Tuesday 16th - Online Nursery

Today it’s Jasper’s birthday. Happy Birthday Jasper, we hope you have a lovely day.

Here’s the wiggles singing Happy Birthday to you.

Here’s a number 4 Video for you.

Now it’s time for our learning. Today is all about daddies.

Here’s our first book- That’s My Daddy

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.

Father’s Day card ideas

My daddy sheet

See you all tomorrow.


Monday 15th - Online Learning

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.

Who lives in my house 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.

Friday 12th June - Online Nursery

Good morning.

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….

Here’s BBC School Radio with a sea themed story.

Then you can:

Listen to Miss Quartermaine read The Snail and the Whale

Or watch the animation on BBC iplayer

After that, you could try one of these activities:

  • read your own copy of the Snail and the Whale, if you have one.
  • make an under the sea scene with your toys- lego ,building toys, sort toys, toy fish etc
  • try this sea themed play activity from Twinkl
  • make a snail and the whale picture or a picture of some sea creatures.
  • Take a look back over our week’s learning and see if there’s anything you’d like to finish off or do again.

Have a lovely weekend, I’ll see you back here next week.



Thursday 11th June - Online Nursery

Morning chaps! It’s Thursday maths……

What’s the number of the day, I hear you cry:

Click here and The Count will tell you.

Then, we have our Number of the Week podcast.

Once you’ve met our Number of the day, it’s time to practise counting…..

Today we have a recap of last week’s addition activity.

Hope you enjoy our maths activities today.

Wednesday 10th June - Online Nursery

Today we have our phonics alliteration task:

Things making the sound fffff

Once you’ve found your ffff things, it’s time for some exercise:

A wild Under the Sea workout with Andy.

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.

Tuesday 9th June - Online Nursery

Happy Tuesday!

Today we have some information about sea creatures. Then, I’d like everyone to draw their favourite animal and label its body parts.

Under the Sea Information book

After that we have two fun songs to learn:

Song 1- A sailor went to Sea

Song 2 – A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea

I’ll see you tomorrow for more sea themed fun.


Monday 8th June - Online Nursery

Hello, welcome back to another week of online learning. We’re remaining Under the Sea this week.

Let’s start off with this story about a whale

To follow on from the story we have a maths game:

The Unexpected Visitor Fishing Game

Then we have a video of whale facts

A whale craft

And a selection of Under the Sea crafts to choose from.

Have a lovely day.

Tuesday 2nd June - Online Nursery

Hello, hello, hello! Back to our under the sea learning we go!

Let’s start today with this lovely animation of Hooray for Fish.

Now you can use your fish and sea paper you made yesterday to complete your sea picture.

Then you can listen to our story Tip Tap went the crab

and make yourself a crafty crab 


Monday 1st June - Online Nursery

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.

Here’s a welcome back from Miss Quartermaine

Here’s our first story of the week, Hooray for Fish

Once you’ve listened to the story you could:

Happy learning!

Friday 22nd May - Online Nursery

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……






Thursday 21st June - Online Nursery

Some counting fun for today!

Let’s start with our Number of the Day:

Number 5 introduction

Number 5 podcast

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:

You can watch Miss Q explain a couple of maths activities

Or print these sheets from Twinkl


Wednesday 20th May - Online Nursery

Tuesday 19th May - Online Nursery

Hello everybody, I hope you had a good day yesterday.

Today we have an information book for you about caterpillars and butterflies.

Once you’ve listened to the book, you could take a look at what is happening inside our caterpillar pot:

Caterpillar Watch 2

Then we have some nice caterpillar and butterfly activities for you:

Hungry caterpillar playdough

Whatever you get up to, have a lovely day.

Monday 18th May - Online Nursery

Hello and welcome back to another week of online learning. This week we are learning all about caterpillars and butterflies.

Let’s start off with this video

Then Miss Bell is reading us The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I bet lots of you have that book at home, maybe you could get it out and have a look.

Now for some activities:

  • you could try drawing a caterpillar
  • you could retell the story with your toys
  • build a cocoon for a toy caterpillar using building bricks, toys, junk
  • Have a go at printing a caterpillar. You can substitute marshmallows for bottle tops, corks, potatoes, whatever you have to hand.
  • If you have the story at home, why not try reading it to me, make a video and post it onto your Tapestry page.

Have a lovely day, pop back tomorrow for lots more fun.

What the Ladybird Heard Stories

Friday 15th May - Online Nursery

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:

Watch our Phonics Phase 1 session

and listen to the S song.

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:

A video of an information book

and a minibeast hunt you could do outside.

Happy learning everyone. I’ll see you back here on Monday for some caterpillar fun.

Thursday 12th May - Online Nursery

Today is Maya’s birthday. Happy Birthday Maya, we all hope you have a very happy day!

Here’s the wiggles singing Happy Birthday to you.

Here’s a 4 video for your special day.

We are all going to be working with the Number 4 today. Here’s some more 4 videos, if you need them:

The Count introduces the Number of the Day.

Here’s the 4 podcast

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.

We have the story of What the Ladybird Heard Next to listen to

And if you are in the mood for craft, here’s how to make ladybird potato prints.

Have a lovely day.



Wednesday 13th May - Online Nursery

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……

What the Ladybird Heard

Once you’ve listened to the story, why not try the following:

  • draw a map or a picture of the farm
  • make a prison for Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh- you could use a box, lego, toys etc whatever you have to hand.
  • Make a farm from your toys
  • retell the story
  • Watch Miss Rachel’s music class

Print out for music is below.

That’s all for today. Have a good day, whatever you choose get up to!

Tuesday 12th May - Online Nursery

Monday 11th May - Online Nursery

Morning all!

This week we are learning about ladybirds. Let’s start off with a story:

Here’s Miss Q reading the Bad Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle.

And a short clip about ladybirds from cbeebies

After that you could do any of the following:

Bank Holiday Fun

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.

Thursday 7th May - Online Nursery

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:

A bee maths game

Minibeast counting

Find the bees maths game

Number of the day

Number three podcast

Once you’ve watched the number 3 videos you could:

  • look around your house and find things you have three of
  • make a number three to decorate.

And if you’re missing the bees, here’s a little Maddie Video

Wednesday 6th May - Online Nursery

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.

A Bee Story Book by Britta Teckentrup, read by Miss Q

Watch the story of the Bee Man read by Miss Q

Here’s some ideas for making a bee friendly garden for those of you with outdoor space:

Maddie’s how to make a bee cafe

Or try this bee hotel

DIY Bee Hotel

Bee Home ideas

For those of you that want an indoor task you could try these:

Have a lovely day!

All the bee books for the week.

Click on the book covers to hear Miss Quartermaine read you a story.

This one is coming soon….

Monday 4th May - Online Nursery

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:

Miss Q introduction to the week.

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.

Or you can listen to this Usborne information book read by Miss Quartermaine

Bee information by Miss Q

Once you’ve had a chance to learn a little about bees, you can get busy with the following activities:

How to draw a bee by Miss Q

Bee facts from Twinkl

Independent learning challenges for Bees

Bee craft ideas to keep you busy like a bee!

Come back tomorrow for more exciting bee activities!

Miss Q reads Oi Frog

Miss Quartermaine reads an information book about frogs

Friday 30th April - Online Nursery

Happy Friday!

So lovely to see so many of you yesterday morning.

Miss Lauren has sent us our next Gymnastics session:

It’s here!

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.

And here’s a little frog craft.


Have a lovely day, I’ll see you back here next week for a week bee activities.




Thursday 30th April - Online Nursery

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.

Number two video – Count

Number two video – podcast

Finding 2’s sheet example

If you just need to relax today, here’s cosmic yoga with a frog themed session.


Happy learning!



Wednesday 29th April - Online Nursey

We have another birthday! Hooray, hooray and a happy birthday to Esmee. We hope you have a lovely day.

Here’s the Wiggles singing to you today and here’s you new number song.

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.

If you need ideas for drawing, take another look at this video I made to show you how.

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 Learning!

Tuesday 27th April - Online Nursery

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:

Frog Life Cycle and words

Then you might like to have a go at making your own lifecycle:

You can use this one from twinkl

or watch this video to see how to draw the different stages (Miss Q video)

Or try one from the frog craft ideas sheet

Then you could watch this little video about frogs (it’s a nice calm learning video)

Or listen to this story about a frog from the BBC Radio

If you’d like to try some pencil control and you have a printer, you could try this.

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.

DadLab- bubbles from a bottle

Bubble snake

Happy frog and bubble day!

Monday 27th April - Online Nursery

Welcome back to our next week of online nursery. This week we are learning all about frogs.

To start with we have a story of the book Tad read by Miss Q

It’s a lovely story all about a little tadpole who has to wait patiently to turn into a frog.

We have a video of useful tadpole/frog vocabulary

Once you’ve watched the videos you could:

make a board game

and pick a challenge to do from this sheet – Frog learning challenges

Friday 24th April - Online Nursery

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!

Maths game

If you need a bit of physical activity here’s our:

Gymnastics session with Miss Lauren and her gym friends

And if you need a bit of calm at the end of the week, here’s some stories:

BBC school radio – listen and play

Miss Bell reading Zog

Miss Bell reading How to Hide a Lion


Have a lovely day!

Thursday 23rd April- Online Nursery

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!

And here’s a video for your new number.

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.

Tree Story

You could have a go at making a spring tree like this.

You can listen to this tree song.

You could draw or paint a tree.

Q-Tip Painted Handprint Cherry Blossom Tree - Kid Craft | Spring ...






Make a rubbing of bark or a leaf

And the watch this clip about the Number 1

Once you’ve watched the 1 clip can you find:

  • one car
  • one teddy
  • one lego brick
  • one toy person
  • one spoon
  • one cushion
  • one chair
  • one bed

Happy tree and counting day.




Wednesday 22nd April - Online Nursery

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.

Here’s the Wiggles singing Happy Birthday to you today.

And here’s a song for your new number.

Today is Wednesday which means it’s music, PE and baking day. Here are your activities for the day…..

Music session – counting songs BBC

A hello and a song from Miss Rachel

If you have any requests for your favourite songs that you usually sing with Miss Rachel, email us, she’s after your requests.

PE –  Wiggle Waggle, happy and you know it

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:

mark making with Miss Q

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 Wednesday!

Tuesday 21st April - Online Nursery

Happy Birthday Adam J, We hope you have a lovely day!

Here’s the wiggles to sing Happy Birthday to you

Here’s a song for your new number

Today we have the story of Hansel and Gretel to enjoy:

Hansel and Gretel Story

Hansel and Gretel Narrated Story

Hansel and Gretel Audio Book

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:

Hansel and Gretel Counting Sheet

Hansel and Gretel pencil control

Hansel and Gretel Cutting 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:

  • Make a map to help Hansel and Gretel get home
  • build a house using your toys, duplo, junk modelling resources
  • design a house of sweets
  • retell the story with your toys

Have a lovely day, see you all back here tomorrow.



20/04/20 - Monday Online Nursery

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:

  • Find a bear and act out the story
  • Make a map of all the places the family went to on their bear hunt.
  • Use some building toys (Lego etc) or a box to build a cave.
  • Hide a teddy and take it in turns to hunt for it.
  • Make hunting binoculars from kitchen/toilet roll tubes.
  • Make a bear mask.
  • Find out about bears either online or from a book.
  • Draw a bear.

I’ll be back tomorrow with some more suggestions for you.

Take Care


Easter Family Lockdown Challenge

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 could be logging into MY USO for online games and activities. And if stories are more your thing then you can head over to the free content at audible or BBC for a listen.

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!


Friday 3rd April - Online Nursery

Hello and a very happy friday to you all. What a bizarre 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.

5 Currant Buns

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,

Aladdin Radio Show (BBC)

And here’s some ideas for our the artists amongst us…..

Twinkl craft pack

Easter Craft ideas

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!

Story - You're Called What?

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.

National Geographic kids

You can use Kiddle Safe Search to find facts online

Thursday 2nd April - Online Nursery

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.

Make Do Crispy Cakes

Mummy Q craft sheet

A friend of mine made this fabulous Easter tree with her children, you could collect bits to make one of these too.

Wednesday - Maths Task

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.

Wednesday 1st March -online Nursery

Hello everyone,

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.

Click Here for the Bunny Song



Tuesday 31st March - Online Nursery

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:

  • Make a bunny from junk materials and teach it to dance.
  • See what you can find out about rabbits? Where do they live? What do they eat? How do they usually move?
  • Make up your own bunny dance or teach your toys to dance.
  • Build the bunnies a home with your toys.
  • Draw a bunny picture.
  • Make yourself some bunny ears and keep them safe for tomorrow’s PE lesson.
  • Make a bunny from playdough.
  • Find a carrot, peel it with a peeler (with help) eat it!

If you have twinkl and a printer you could have a go at:

Peter Rabbit Pencil Control

Counting sheet

Easter cutting

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.

Paper Roll Bunny Craft for Kids

Stickman Story


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.


Monday 30th March- Online Nursery

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

Let’s Celebrate Easter (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:

  • Make your own cross and decorate it with craft materials, or make one from lego and decorate it with some of your blocks etc.
  • make your own craft Easter Egg by cutting an egg shape and decorating it with craft supplies.
  • Make yourself an Easter garden with your toys or create one outside if you have a garden. Have a look at the one in the video for ideas.
  • Have a look for signs of spring outside, you could go in your garden if you have one, or look from a window with an adult helping you. Take a picture of the things you have found and send them to me via email.  You could draw a picture of the spring things you have found too.

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 27th March - Online Nursery

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.

Thursday 26th March - Online Nursery

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.


Wednesday 25th March - online nursery

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.




Farm Radio Show (BBC)



Story of You Choose

Tuesday 24th March - Online Nursery


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.

Monday 23rd March - Welcome to Online Nursery

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:

BBC Schools Radio

Three Billy Goats Powerpoint

Billy Goats ebook

twinkl narrated story

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:

  • Build a bridge using some of your building toys. i.e duplo, if you’re feeling really creative you could build one over a bowl of water.
  • Draw a picture of the billy goats and the troll
  • retell the story from the book- with toys or using some pictures from your pack
  • act out the story with your family
  • use some junk materials to make a bridge
  • use loo roll tube and paper to make a troll
  • if you need to be getting on with some screen based activities, don’t forget to try out ‘my uso’


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.

Take care,

Miss Q

Guide to name writing

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!


20/03/20 - What a week!

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.


Simple Playdough Recipe

Here’s how to make really quick, no cook playdough. Keeps little (and big) people occupied for ages!


You will need:

  • 2 cups (measuring cup, mug, beaker) of plain flour (you can usually substitute with any kind of flour, but only need bog standard plain stuff-so save your posh stuff in case we all have to learn how to make bread!)
  • two tablespoons of vegetable oil (again, most oils will substitute, including baby oil, melted coconut oil etc)
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar, if you have it (if not, skip it out.)
  • 1 or 1.5 cups of boiling water (obviously the adults need to do this bit)
  • a little food colouring (if you have some, if not skip it.)


  • mix flour, salt and cream of tartar together in a bowl (everything dry is mixed first.)
  • add oil and any food colouring to the boiling water, then mix it into the dry ingredients (everything wet is added now.)
  • stir, stir, stir- until everything is combined and sticky- remember it is hot!
  • let it cool a little, enough so you can knead it.
  • knead, knead, knead! This is vital to form the correct texture. Keep going until you have the perfect consistency.
  • Now play (and try not to think about the mess!)


  • if your dough is too sticky, see if more kneading is required. If not, add a little more flour, a little at a time.
  • if it’s too wet, add more flour in small increments.
  • you can add in all sorts of things to make your playdough more interesting- cocoa powder (chocolate dough, mmmmm), herbs, spices, essential oils (nice calm lavender!)
  • you can use most tools that are safe for children from the kitchen- an easy garlic press is great for playdough hair, just remember to wash it before any residue playdough sets hard!
  • if you have a garden, you can add in leaves and sticks for some fun nature play. Leaves will print nicely into dough.
  • if you make a successful batch and want to share your creations, email me.
  • playdough might be a tad messy but it’s very good for developing hand-eye coordination, helping the muscles we need for writing and fine motor skills.
  • it’s often quite a calming activity when we are feeling emotional. A lot of our children tend to naturally gravitate to dough when they are upset.

A message from Miss Quartermaine

Hi Everyone,

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,

Miss Q




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!


14/02/20- Three Little Pigs

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.

31/01/20- Chinese New Year

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.

Friday 24th January- Who's Been Eating my Porridge?

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.

Friday 20th December- Run, Run as Fast as you Can

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!


Here are some useful links for home learning:

My uso


BBC schools radio