Home Learning

Newsletter Summer 2. Week 2  Nursery.


Dear Parents and Carers,


Our focus story this week is Superworm. By Julia Donaldson.

“Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan...

The suggested Home Learning Activities mostly refer to the story book.


A Gratitude Scavenger Hunt is an activity to share one to one with your child, and with family friends and loved ones. This activity lends strongly to the Prime Areas; Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Communication and Language Development. Encourage lots of talking, discussing and questioning. We would love to see any pictures or comments we could add to your child’s Tapestry journal.

Here are some ideas to get you started.

  1. Find something that makes you happy.
  2. Something to give to someone else to make them smile.
  3. Find one thing you love to smell.
  4. Find something that is your favourite colour.
  5. Find something beautiful in nature.



Continue listening to the Jolly Phonic songs and rhymes. If searching on line, there are small clips and videos the children can watch and sing along to.

In school we will be revisiting s, a, t, p, I, n, and introducing ck, e, h, r.

Continue to refer to letters using the sound, encouraging your child to say what they hear when playing games and attempting to scribe independently.

Play games like, I spy with my little eye. Modelling the correct sound for children.

For example “m” is a long sound, “mmm” as in Mummy, not ma. “e” is a shorter sound, like in egg, and not “eeee”


Let’s give thanks and gratitude,


The Nursery Team.

Hello from Hannah

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Hannah will be working with our Afternoon Nursery, alongside Helena, for the next 3 weeks.

Newsletter Summer 2. Week 1.  Nursery.


Dear Parents and Carers,


Welcome back to Summer term 2. At this time of the year we often explore the theme Spring and new life. The outdoor area is so inviting to explore with a variety of minibeasts to investigate and noticing changes in the weather, clouds, shadows, wind tell-tales and new plant life.


Math. Children need lots of opportunities to investigate math ideas and the situations in which to apply them. Explaining, talking and discussing are an important part of learning math, and as adults we can challenge their interests and extend their thinking. Ask open ended questions about how things work and why they happen. For example; “I wonder what would happen next? What would you see if? What could we try next?

Sunny weather brings water play, whether in the paddling pool, water tray or bath. Some ideas to enrich mathematics in water play include:

Introduce plastic numerals/ coins and sieves.

Make holes in the sides of a plastic bottles and watch, measure how the water spurts out. Compare the length of two or more water spurts.

Plastic bowls of different sizes and teas sets. (Discuss volume, full, empty, half full, empty, the same, how do you know when the cup is full?)

Stir a bag of ice into the water, discuss time and measuring time.

Use plastic balls and balloon pumps and have a ball race, first, second, last.

Float different sized plastic lids with punched holes and see how long they take to sink.



I’m sure you can come up with other wonderful ideas to share.

Enjoy the sunshine together.

The Nursery Team.











21st May 2020 World Record Drawing Attempt

Today at 4pm, author and illustrator Rob Biddulph will be making a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest online art lesson ever. You will need to register beforehand to be sent the video link.

For more information, visit

Happy drawing!

Ms van den Broek


 Newsletter Summer 1. Week 5. Nursery.

Dear Parents and Carers,


Today is International Family Day. The whole world has had the opportunity to embrace their immediate family over recent weeks, and possibly with extended families around the world.

The suggested activities this week focus on the Family, with another Julia Donaldson book, Monkey Puzzle.

Next week we will be focusing on the signs of spring, new life and life cycles of some mini beasts. You may like to collect some mini beasts in preparation.


 If we were in school these are the types of activities we would be sharing with the children. The expectation for focus learning would be short, sharp bursts. We would only spend 20 minutes maximum on our whole class sessions and most activities would involve learning through play.


In Nursery we would be playing many games involving sound effects and body percussion and Rhythm and rhyme. These are vital steps in learning sounds and letters.

Use the outdoors as much as possible to encourage exploring different ways of making sounds with their bodies. Stomping, splashing, and marching to beat.

Encourage children to mark making using their own squiggles and marks. Children need to hear sounds before they can recall and write letters. Parents and older siblings can model writing for different purposes. Please use the correct letter formation, and verbalising what you are writing. Celebrate all their efforts and encourage correct pencil grip.


Have a lovely week end.

Lisa and Sharon




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