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Welcome to the Nursery class page. This is a great place to keep updated on any class events, see pictures of your children have fun and find copies of any newsletters we have sent out.

Please note In the event of the Nursery bubble being out of school you will find remote learning here. This will be updated regularly. 

Click on the document below to find a selection of pick and mix activities for you to work on at home. We cannot wait to hear how the children get on with these tasks. 

Friday 5th March

Join me for our weekly google meet session at 10am. We will talk about coming back to school and what you are looking forward to doing the most.


Please make sure you keep practising recognising numbers 0-10. Click on the link below to give teddy the correct number of cakes.

Learning to Count up to 15 with Teddy Numbers Interactive Maths Game (


Physical development

One of the skills that we practise in nursery is using a pair of scissors safely. For this you will need a pair of child scissors. You can use the dinosaur shapes below or you may want to create your own picture to cut out.



We cannot wait to see you all next week. Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday 4th March

Being healthy

Click on link and join me to investigate what happens to our bodies when we exercise.

P E - YouTube

Preparing for school.

Have a really good talk to your grown up about coming back to school. Who are you most excited about seeing? Is there anything you want to ask me before you come back? What toys are you hoping to play with? If you are having a school dinner have a look at the menu and choose your meals for the week.

We are going to be learning all about Spring, have you noticed any new plants growing when you have been out for your walks? What else have you noticed about the weather? Do you need as many layers as you did a few weeks ago?

Maths- Guess the shape

Click on the link below and see how well you know your shapes.

Guess the shape - YouTube


Wednesday 3rd March


Being healthy

We have thought about the foods you eat to stay healthy now I want you to have a think about other ways you keep yourself fit and healthy. Draw 3 things you do most days to look after yourself (think about brushing your teeth, washing your hands before eating, washing and brushing your hair, playing out in the fresh air, walking the dog, doing your school work, sleeping well at night). Please send me a picture of your posters on Purple mash or you can share them on our live session.


For this activity you will need to collect 5 items from around your house: (note for grown ups we will be looking at what flat shapes they can see on the objects e.g. rectangles on cereal boxes, circles on cups) here is a list of example objects but you can choose whatever you think will work well.

Cereal box

Something that is a tube shape like Pringles tube or toilet roll

Toy car



Construction toys

Food containers.

Print of the sheet below to explore what shapes you can see on the objects. Did you find any objects that have different shapes on them?

Tuesday 2nd March


Healthy eating.

Do you remember when you sorted the foods? I would like you to design your own lunch box. You need to think about what healthy foods you like to eat. You need something to give you energy like a sandwich. You need a healthy snack like fruit, cheese, or yoghurt and you could also include a small treat like a biscuit. Don’t forget a drink it’s very important to stay hydrated throughout the day.



By now I am sure you are very familiar with square, triangle, rectangle, circle, and oval. Today we are going to look closely at hexagon. Either print off the shape below or ask a grown up to draw out a hexagon for you. Can you count how many sides they have? Now I want you to cut your hexagon up, maybe into 4 pieces or you could try even smaller pieces. You have made your Hexagon into a jigsaw. Can you fit them back together all by yourself? (you may even want to draw a design on your Hexagon before you cut it up.

Monday 1st March

Good morning children. How exciting this is our last week of home learning. I am really looking forward to welcoming you all back to Nursery, we are going to have so much fun and the sun is even shining!

After learning about supertato and all his friends this week we are going to think about how we can be healthy. For those of you that were able to log on to the live lesson last Friday you also heard the Supertato story called Run Veggies Run. This was a great way to start off our week.

I love earing all sorts of different foods. Some are really good for me but others are little treats. Will you help me sort the foods that  I have collected into ‘healthy food’ and ‘treats’.

healthy eating - YouTube

Ask a grown up to give you a selection of food types and see if you can sort them into healthy meal or treat.


This week we are going to revisit shape. You may be able to remember all of the 2D shapes we looked at a few weeks ago or you may need some help to remind yourself of their names. Click on the link below and go through the shape power point.


Friday 26th February

Happy Friday everyone! Log into google meet at 10am for this mornings live session.


Clear some space and get your comfy clothes on for a spot of cosmic yoga.


Thursday 25th February

Good morning evryone, firstly I have a question for you. When we meet tomorrow for our live session would you prefer to play another game of bingo or would you like to hear another supertato story called 'Supertato Run, veggies, run'. Send me a message on purple mash on what you would prefer.

Letter formation. I hope you are continuing to practise writing your name. Follow the link to practise writing letters from the ladder family.

Ladder letters - YouTube


Today we are going to have another look at sorting. Click on the power point below and see how good you are at sorting.


Wednesday 24th February


Play the game below to practise choosing the correct initial sounds in words. Make you you segment and blend the word once you have chosen the first sound. You must do it quickly before the balloons fly away!

Balloon Phonics: Three-Letter Words CVC Game (


Sorting activity; click on the link to join me for a sorting activity. After you have watched the video collect a range of items that you can sort into different categories.

Sorting activity - YouTube

Tuesday 23rd February

Design your own supertato you can use a real potato to decorate or simply draw your own. Remember he needs a mask to hide his real identity. What colour cape does your supertato have?


For this activity you will need objects that you can easily count. This might be mega blocks, crayons, cars etc. You will also need something to put them on like baking trays, towels but something to make it clear you are making 2 groups. Gather 10 objects and start by sharing them out like we did with Mr Wolfs panackes. Now try do this as many times as you can making different amounts in your 2 groups but always remembering there are still 10 altogether.  

Monday 22nd February


Happy Monday children. I hope you had a lovely relaxing half term and are feeling ready to start another week of home learning.

This week we are going to enjoy the story Supertato. Get comfortable and click on the link below to listen to the story.

Storytime: Supertato! - YouTube

In the story there really were some troublesome peas. Can you remember some of the cheeky things they did? Draw a picture of something they got up to.



In Maths this week we are going to continue to develop our counting skills and understanding of number.

Note for parents: Initially when children learn to count they are saying the series of numbers without the understanding of what they represent which is why they can find it difficult to stop before they reach 10. One way to be sure children understand the process of counting is to always ask them ‘so how many do we have’ after they have finished counting. If they need to re count each time then more work is needed to consolidate the skill.

Click on the link below to see this week’s maths focus.

Counting frogs - YouTube

Friday 12th February

Good morning Nursery, well can you believe it's half term already. I really hope we have everyone back in school very soon. I hope you have a lovely valentines day with your family and enjoy eating some tasty pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.

Join the live lesson at 10am don't forget to prepare your bingo card, choose letters from the following selection; s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c,k.



For this activity you will need a dice and 2 coloured crayons. Open the sheet below and follow the instructions of the game.



Creative activity

Join Miss Burton for a creative activity to celebrate Valentines Day


Thursday 11th February

We are going to concentrate on our letter formation today please click on the link below.

Curly caterpillar letters - YouTube


I would also like you to practise your number formation too. You can you use the optional sheet below. Please remember to practise your counting as much as possible to.

Learn to Count up to 10 with Underwater Counting Maths Game (


Wednesday 10th February

Reminder: Our live meet will be at the usual time on 10am on Friday. I really enjoyed playing bingo last week so lets do it again but this time choose a letter from set 1,2 or 3 phonics sets and write one in each of your 6 boxes. (s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c,k)


click on the link below and join me for a phonics blending activity. 

Sound Buttons - YouTube


Mr Wolf didn’t want to share his pancakes because no one had been nice to him. Lets help all the characters in the story to be better friends. Can you share out the pancakes equally between friends?

For this activity you will need 3 teddies or dolls/action figures. Some paper or play dough pancakes.

Sharing Mr Wolf's Pancakes - YouTube


Tuesday 9th February

Do you remember in our story Mr Wolf was very unsure of what he needed for his pancakes. Can you remember which ingredients he needed? Make Mr Wolf a shopping list by drawing the ingredients, you could even add a few extra treats to make some yummy pancake toppings. Try to write the correct initial sound next to the ingredient. Please send a picture on purple mash of your shopping list.



Mr Wolf needs to make sure he has the correct coins in his piggy bank for his shopping trip. Click on the link below to come shopping with Mr Wolf.   

Shopping with Mr Wolf - YouTube


Monday 8th February

Next week it will be Shrove Tuesday but as it will be half term I thought we might have a pancaketastic week this week instead.

We are starting our week off with a story all about a hungry wolf called Mr Wolf’s pancakes, (note to parents, if your child is a little more sensitive then you may want to watch the story first).


We are going to have a little look at money. When we go shopping we have to use money to buy things. This can look very different, sometimes Mummys and Daddys use a special card, or paper notes and sometimes they must count out coins. I want you to see if you can collect the following coins 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2. Place the coins under a piece of paper and use a crayon (wax crayon or pastels work the best) to rub over the coin.


Friday 5th February

Live meet

Wow children I can't believe it's Friday already. I am looking forward to seeing you this morning at 10am. Don't forget we are going to play a game of bingo so you will need; A4 paper split into 6 boxes. Ask a grown up to write a different number ranging from 0-10 in each box. 



Help the helicopter pilot find the correct number to land on and complete his rescue.


Express yourself.

A great way to express yourself in different ways is to dress up. Today we are going to make a mask. Click on the link below to join Miss Edwards for her creative activity.

Making a mask - YouTube

Thursday 4th February


Join me for a phonics memory game.

Phonics memory game - YouTube



Let's play a hide and seek game. Ask a grown up to hide a toy around the house. When you find it you must describe where it was. Try to use words like, inside the box, behind the sofa, under the table and the description we have been working on the most is 'in between'. 


Children's mental health week

Play your favourite song and grab a partner to have a boogie.


Now you are nice and warm, grab your play dough for some dough gym, remember this is a really good way to develop fine motor control to support children's developing writing skills.

Dough gym - YouTube 


Wednesday 3rd February

Live lesson: On Friday 5th our live lesson will be at the usual time of 10am, we will be playing a game of bingo. For this you will need; A4 piece of paper split into 6 boxes, write one number in each box ranging from 0-10. You will also need a coloured pen to cross out any numbers that I call out.


Writing sounds - YouTube

Speech and language task.

Click on the document below to open a selection of picture cards. Choose one to look at together and talk about what you see. What does not belong in the scene and why? This is a great task to encourage you child to start to explain their thinking. It works better in short bursts so just look at one picture at a time.



Make a pirate treasure map with your child, ask them to include certain details like and X to mark the treasure, trees, sinking sand, cave, river etc. You may want to draw one yourself as an example. On a separate piece draw a pirate, giving your child instructions that include the language we have been working on. For example put the pirate in the river, on top of the tree, in front of the cave, under the quick sand.

Tuesday 2nd February

Good morning children, today we are continuing with the theme of expressing ourselves for Children's mental health week and I would like to share a story about feelings. Click on the link to learn all about Colour monster, he is all in a muddle today because his feelings are mixed up.

If you could fill your feelings jar what colour is your 'happy' or 'sad', 'scared' or 'angry'. What colour are you today?

Maybe you could draw your colour monster with his feelings jar. 


Go through the power point below  great to help you remember how to use positional language like; on, in and next to (Sing to the tune of if your happy and you know it).

Monday 1st February

This week is Children's Mental Health week. We will be thinking about the things that make us happy. We will also be celebrating what makes us special.

Follow the link below to hear the story called I'm the Happiest.


Think about something that you are good at, it might be running fast, drawing pictures, singing, dancing, building tall towers. talk to you grown about how you feel when you are good at something, you might want to draw a picture or even take a photo of something that you can do or make.


In maths this week we are going to think about the words we use to describe where things are. These words include, inside, outside, in front, on top, next to. Take a look at the power point to see if you are good at using these words.




Friday 29th Friday

We will be meeting today at 10am. Log on to RM unify and google classroom (if you haven't done this before, the guide is at the top of this page). I am really looking forward to seeing your polar animals and your name writing.


Now time for some exciting cake making with Miss Edwards. If you are making the cakes from scratch maybe you can help your grown to weigh out the ingredients.

Polar Bear Cake - YouTube

Get comfy and enjoy a story with Mrs Thompson.

story time with Mrs Thompson - YouTube


Thursday 28th January


Watch the jolly phonics video below, when you see a sound that is important to you like the start of your name or even the start of mummy and daddy’s name I want you to jump up on your feet and say the sound even louder.



Today I would like you to have a go writing your numbers to 10. I have added a sheet below to help you remember where to start when forming your numbers.

Wednesday 27th January.

Good morning.

Live lesson reminder: We will come together at 10am where you can show off your lovely picture of an arctic animal. I would also love to see how well you are getting on when practising writing your name.



Have a go at a game of eye spy using the sheets below. Can you correctly identify the initial sounds?




Click on the link below for the final teaching video for our egg box maths.

Egg box maths: making 10 - YouTube


Creative/ Knowledge and understanding of the world.

On Friday Miss Edwards is going to post a video of how to make a Polar bear cake. For this you will need to either make some fairy cakes (or you can cheat and buy plain ones) you then need icing sugar, chocolate buttons (white and milk) and sugar eyes.


Tuesday 26th January

Good morning Children here are today’s activities.

Phonics Flashcards Time Challenge (

Have a go at the phonics play challenge. You will need a grown up to listen carefully and if you say the sound correctly they can click ‘correct’. I wonder what your score will be, can you beat it the next time.

Letter formation: please practise writing your name, if you are already confident with your name pleas have a go at mummy and daddy.


I hope you all enjoyed using the egg boxes (or different type of tens frame). I know counting out objects and organising them in a certain way can be tricky so don't worry if you needed help. Follow the link below to continue the activity.



Monday 25th January


Happy Monday children I hope you have had a relaxing weekend and managed to play in the snow.

Take a look at the power point below and see what Arctic animals you recognise. Can you draw a picture of your favourite animal or perhaps one that you have only just learnt about and say why you like it.


As I mentioned last week we are going to use a ten's frame this week. In nursery we often use an egg box to help children visualise how many ones we have in the number 10. Please watch the video below and help you child play around with filling and emptying the egg box (it must have 10 spaces). We will be building on this skill throughout the week. 

Egg box maths 1 - YouTube


                                     Friday 22nd January


Next week we will be learning to use a tens frame. This is something children use a lot more as they progress through Nursery/Reception and even into year 1. In Nursery we use an egg box, if you get chance over the weekend please collect one. You will need to modify a box of 12 so that it only has 10 spaces.


Join me for your live session at your allocated time. Don’t forget I will be asking you to describe what you like to share and who with. The sessions are running back to back so I won’t let the new group of children join until the group before have logged out.



We like to play this game in class and you are getting really good at it. We usually stick to numbers to 5 but let’s see if you can correctly count the under water creatures and click on the correct number.

Learn to Count up to 10 with Underwater Counting Maths Game (


Thursday 21st January

Hello everyone I hope you are all fit and well.

Get your play dough at the ready and join in with some Dough Disco.

Dough disco 1 - YouTube


Please keep practising the sounds from Tuesday’s Video. Using the sounds your child is working on remember to give example words for you child to tell you which of their sounds they can hear at the start of the word.


For this activity you will need 2 dice. If you don’t have those then you can use the number cards you made in the first week but the activity will need to be adapted slightly.

Dice: Roll both dice and ask you child to say how many is on each dice. They may need to always count the dots or if your child is very familiar with a dice they may now be able to ‘subitise’ this means they recognise the amount without counting. Then ask your child how many dots there are altogether, asking them how they will find this out? Now it is your turn, keep a record of your total and after 5 turns each the person with the most is the winner.

If playing with number cards: place number cards face down, ask your child to turn over two cards. As these won’t have dots to count like a dice either draw them on or use real objects to count. Then ask your child how many they have altogether, how will they find this out? Keep a note of the total and after 5 turns each, the person with the most is the winner.


Wednesday 20th January

Good morning children I hope you are all enjoying this week’s tasks. As everyone is at home this week we will need to split Friday’s live session into 3 groups so that I get a chance to see you all. Your times will be emailed via Purple mash so please make sure you have had a go at accessing this before Thursday evening. As some of you are a little shy on camera I am going to give you a task. Do you remember the story on Monday? I asked you to draw a picture of a time when you are sharing something, I would like you to show everyone your picture and tell us what you are sharing and who with.

On Thursday we are going to have a go at dough disco. This is a great activity to develop fine motor skills and is a lot of fun too. You will need some play dough, don’t worry if you don’t have any because it’s easy to make.

Take a look at Miss Burtons ‘how to’ video to make your own.

Making playdough with Miss Burton - YouTube



Please use the power point below to work on you blending skills.

Phonics activity; Blending power point.


Can you remember how to find the total number of 2 groups?

Click of the worksheet below and have a go at counting the dinosaurs to find the total, stick to the first sheet as the others introduce something a little more tricky. Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer. Using real objects works great or grown ups could draw out the sum using dots or shapes (or dinosaurs if you are a better artist than I).

Tuesday 19th January

Good morning children I hope you enjoy the video's below.


One of the most important skills when learning to blend is saying the sounds correctly. A common mistake is adding a schwa (uh) to individual sounds instead of saying the pure sound. In the video below I demonstrate how each sound is made. Please help your child to say the sounds. You may wish to stop and start the video where appropriate for wherever your child is at in their phonics journey

Phonics phase 2 sounds - YouTube



Today we are going to think about how we find a total of two groups. We need to remember that when we are finding a total we use the word ‘altogether’ or ‘total’. We need to count all of the objects we see and organise our counting so we find the right total.

Maths; finding the total - YouTube

Monday 18th January

Good morning everyone, I hope you have had a lovely weekend and are ready for lots more activities in this weeks online learning. We will get together again on Friday but in the meantime I have prepared some video's to give extra guidance with your home learning.


Join me for the story ‘The problem with Penguins’ video

The Problem with Penguins story - YouTube


I want you to have a think about ‘sharing’ why do you think it’s important to share? What sorts of things do you share and who with? Can you draw a picture of you sharing your toys, or maybe even your favourite food with someone you love.



Number 6 home learning activity.

Friday 15th January

Join me for a live story session today at 10.30am.



We are going to have a go at filling in a table, this helps to to sort information. First you need to choose a room in your house. Then have a really good look around at all the different shapes you can see. You might have a circle mirror, rectangle television, square window. Fill in the table to find out what shape you have the most of in that room.

Thursday 14th January

I hope you can all join me tomorrow at 10.30am for a live story session on google meet. I have added the ‘Parent’s guide to google meet’ below.



Please watch the video below and join in with the phonics activity


Phonics, blending video - YouTube






Click on the link to play a shape monster game.

Can you make your own shape monster? You might use paper, card and sticky shapes or you might like to build one using construction toys such as lego or mega blocks. I would love to see a picture of your shape monster, you can email a picture on purple mash.


Wednesday 13th January

Good morning children I hope you are all well. Now I am back in school I would like to arrange another google meet story session on Friday morning it will give me a chance to see how you all are and I have another great Penguin story to share. Further details will be put on the website tomorrow.


In maths we are still looking at shapes. Can you still remember the ones you have been working on? Have you learnt the names of any really tricky ones?

Today I would like you to do some colouring. I have added a picture of a shape pizza, you will have to choose a colour for each shape to make a key, then stick to those colours to make your pizza. Grown-ups if you aren’t able to print of the sheet please draw a selection of shapes to create a picture and make a key to follow.


Phonics play is a fantastic online resource that has made its subscription free whilst we are on lockdown. Please click on the link, you may need to log in using jan21 password: home.

You will see a smoothie game. Choose a sound to focus on, then encourage your child to find the correct pictures that also start with that sound. When they place the picture into the blender the hippo will pop up and let them know when they are correct or need to guess again.

Super Smoothie (

Tuesday 12th January

Good morning everyone. We have been made aware of a few issues regarding purple mash. Please can I ask that you have a go at sending me an email on purple mash. You will need to type 2email into the search box for the icon to appear. Also if you could let me know on the email if you are able to see your child's work tray. 


We have played this in school but it was a long time ago. You will need a dice and the objects you used to make your 2D shapes yesterday. You can play this with as many people as you have in your family. Take it in turns to roll the dice, count the dots and collect that many sticks (pencils etc). When everyone has had 3 turns. Use your sticks to make as many triangles as you can. The person with the most triangles wins. (Don't worry if you seemed to have misplaced all your dice, you can use the number flash cards you made last week. Simply turn them over and take it in turns to choose a number card).



Remember the story about little penguin learning to swim. In the story little penguin asked his friends if they were ‘nervous’, do you know what that word means? Ask a grown to help you. When do you feel nervous? Do you think little penguin still feels nervous? Why? I think little penguin should be so proud of what he has done. Can you make him a well done card or certificate like the ones we give out at school.

Monday 11th January


This week we will be reminding ourselves of the names and properties of flat (2D) shapes.

For this activity you will need some long straight objects like lolly sticks, pencil crayons or felt tips.

Use the objects to make the following shapes; triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon (Can you make a circle?). When you have made the shapes talk with your grown up about how many sticks you have used for each shape, which shape has the most? Which shape has the least? Which shapes have the same?






Keep practising your flash cards.

Use the sheet below to play a game of eye spy. This can be a very tricky game at first so grown ups you may need to give clues to help focus on the right picture. For example Eye spy with my little eye something beginning with c, it is orange and we can eat it.


Click on the link below and listen to the story.

Little Penguin Learns to Swim Kids Story Read Aloud A Short Bedtime Story - Bing video

This week we are going to be thinking about how brave Little penguin and his friends are to have a go a something new.

Can you have a think about something new you would like to learn to do this year. It might be to ride a bike, write your name or even something to help others like make your bed!

I spy pictures

Friday 8th January 


Well everyone we are just completing our first week of home learning. It has been great to hear from some of you through the 2email section of Purple mash. Keep up the hard work but remember when it comes to developing those phonics skills little and often is the key.

Today I would like you to play a phonics games so click on the link below and have fun.



Your maths work today is a number hunt, take a look at the sheet below.

It’s been snowing where I am so if you have some snow and a place to play I would love to see what you have built (you can send a photo through your email on Purple mash).

Have a great weekend and stay safe!

Thursday 7th January

Good morning everyone, I hope you are keeping well.

We are going to continue to think about our story ‘Lost and Found’

What the teaching video below and talk to your grown up about what interesting facts you have learnt. Can you answer these questions?

Penguins for Kids: Interesting Facts - Different Types of Penguins for Children - YouTube

What colour are penguins?

What are they really good at? Flying or swimming?

What do they like to eat?

Do they live all by themselves or in a big group?

Do they live up in the North Pole with Father Christmas or do they live down in the South Pole?



After you have gone through your number flash cards have a look at the sheet below. Don’t worry if you can’t print it off. Simply look at it on screen, count the characters and use your number flash cards to show your grown up the total. If you are feeling very confident you may have a go at writing the numbers on a piece of paper too.

Wednesday 6th January

Good morning I hope you were able to complete yesterday’s task and maybe even had a go on Mini Mash. There is a great phonics game if you click on the big book, you can have a go at finding all the correct pictures that match the initial sound.


Watch the story of Lost and Found

In the story the little boy packs ‘everything he will need’ for his adventure. If you were going on adventure to a cold Land what would you pack?

Draw a picture of what you will pack and ask a grown up to scribe what you have drawn. 



Use your flash cards to practise recognising numbers. 

Grown ups: for this activity you will need 5 pairs of socks. 

Separate the socks and spread them out.

How many socks are there?

Do you know how many socks make a pair?

Can you now put them into pairs? 

How many pairs have you made?

What happens if one sock goes missing, can they still be put into pairs?


Tuesday 5th January

Good morning everyone I hope you have had a magical Christmas and enjoyed spending time with your family.


I would love to hear about something special that you remember doing over the Christmas period. Please draw a picture and ask a parent to write a little description of what you have drawn. Keep the picture safe and when you come back to school you can stick it onto your frame. Don’t forget to have a go at writing your own name on the picture like we do in school.



Our number of the week is 10 so please ask a grown up to make you a set of number flash cards 1-10 (you could also have a go at making your own). You will need these each day as a quick refresher to make sure you recognise all the numbers. For some this is still very tricky so please just stick to 1-5 until you are ready to move on.

Please click on the power point below and complete the activity.

A busy week in Nursery

Monday 16th November

Well children you have made it to your last day of isolation you have done amazingly well. 

I'm sure you can guess our number of the week is 6. Please go through the presentation and have a good talk about our number of the week. Do you know anyone that is 6?


Please recap all of the Jolly phonics songs and actions for all the letters we have been learning. Now have a look at the song for h and b. If your grown up says a sound can you show them the correct action to go with it. Maybe you could test your grown and you say a sound for them to show you the correct action. Don't forget to go through your letter cards, if you can recognise these I will give out set 2 when you come in this week. 

Friday 13th November


Good morning everyone you are nearly there just a few more days until you can come back to school. Today is children in Need day. Can you find out about this charity and draw a picture of Pudsey Bear. I have attached one if you have a printer. 


You have done so well to learn all about the number 5. Can you either draw around you hand or paint a handprint, then ask a grown up to write and cut out little number labels for you to stick on each finger. Don't forget to take a picture and email them to me on Purple mash 2email function. 

Thursday 12th November


We are going to play a game of metal mike. First you will need to gather a few things from around your house:









Sorry mums and dads if you haven’ got any of these items can you draw them please.

I will be using our class robot to be metal mike but grown-ups you will need to pretend to be our hungry robot. First go through what each item is to ensure they are calling it the same as metal mike will (e.g. say cup not mug or drink).

Watch the video below and play along.

Wednesday 11th November

Good morning everyone, well done for all the hard work you are going at home. I hope you all received the message about Mini mash, we are still working to resolve the issues of your class trays not being visible to you at home.


Today we are going to think about how words are broken down in syllables. Try saying mummy and daddy by clapping out the syllable for example mu-mmy (2 claps), Da-ddy (also 2 claps). How many claps is your name? Some short names may only have 1. What about my name Mrs (2 claps) Freeney is also 2 claps so I have 4 claps altogether. Can you clap all the names in your family? What about objects around the house (television, microwave, table, chair, jumper, window, mirror,)

Don’t forget to practise recognising your letter cards for s,a,t,p. Do you know any words that begin with those sounds?


First use the number flash cards to remind yourself what each number 1-5 looks like. Can you put the number cards in the correct sequence? Now close your eyes, when your grown up steels one away can you guess what they have taken.

Make a number 5 poster. Your grown up could write the number 5 with a highlighter or light coloured crayon for you to go over the top, make sure you form your number correctly (draw the straight line down first then round tummy before putting the hat on the top). Do you have stickers that you can count out 5 for your poster? Maybe you could draw 5 smiley faces or 5 little stars. I can’t wait to see your posters next week!

Tuesday 10th November


Recap actions for all songs, see video



Grown up: Use the number flash cards you made yesterday to see if your child recognises each number. Show them in order first then show them in a mixed up sequence.

Gather objects that can bee handled easily when counting, crayons work great! Have 8 on the table and ask your child to count out 5 to give you. If this is tricky for your child model what you want them to do first. Repeat this with different amounts. You could show them the number flash card for each amount you are asking them for. Your child could then be the teacher and ask you to given them so many crayons (you may want to get it wrong for them to correct you).

Monday 9th November

Good morning everyone I hope you are all well.

This week we will be learning the Jolly phonics songs for e,u,r. Please continue to learning all the songs and actions up to r (see Youtube link from Friday).

Ask a grown up to collect objects around the house that start with any of the sounds we have learnt so far (s,a,t,p,I,m,n,d,g,o,c,k) put them on a table and talk about what each of them are. Grown ups: try and emphases the first sound of each object start with about 5. Cover them over with a tea towel and secretly remove one. When the towel is removed can you child guess what is missing? Can they say what sound that object begins with? Repeat this several times trying to add more items if your child seems confident.



This week our number of the week is 5.

Grown ups: make little number flash cards 1-5, we will use these each day to consolidate number recognition. Show your child number 5 and explain that this is our number of the week. When you mix the numbers up can they find the number 5?

Sing number songs that include numbers to 5

5 little ducks went swimming one

Over the hill and far away,

Mother duck said quack quack quack quack and only 4 little ducks came back.

4 little ducks…….

3 little ducks…..

2 little ducks…

1 little duck…

No little ducks

Daddy duck said quack quack quack quack and all 5 ducks came swimming back.

Do you know 5 current buns in a baker’s shop? Or 5 Cheeky monkey’s swinging from the trees.


Play a game of quick draw; hide your hand behind your back say ‘quick draw show me 4’ encourage your child to reveal their hand holding up 4 fingers. Repeat this to include numbers 1-5.

Friday 6th November 

Good morning everyone hope you are all well. 

This week we have been recapping the Jolly phonics songs for the following sounds s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d please follow the link below to sing the songs. If your child is only just learning these songs please stick to the above sounds.



Jolly Phonics actions

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To help you practise the first 2 sets of letter sounds.


This week we have learnt all about the number 4. Can you remember the Number 4 hunt we did around the classroom, you were all really good at it.

Grown ups: Write out some number 4's on little pieces of paper or post its, hide them around the house and time how long it takes for them all to be find. You could make it more challenging by hiding some 1,2 and 3s that they must NOT collect. Can they spot any number 4s that are already in your house? Do they have any toys that they have 4 of the same? 

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Firefighter visit to Nursey

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Our nursery children welcomed firefighters yesterday hoping to test the firefighting skills by squirting lots of water! Unfortunately, the visit from the fire crew was cut short as a real emergency was relayed to the pump and they had to leave. The crew returned only to receive another call moments later. When leaving for their second job of the afternoon, the crew promised to return at a later date for some serious water squirting to take place. Many thanks to the firefighters who joined us.