Nursery and Reception – Photos – W/C 29th June 2020

July 3, 2020 at 1:04 pm


We have had another fantastic week. The weather hasn’t been amazing but we did not let that stop our fun! We have had a roaring good week with lots of learning.

We hope you have a lovely weekend. From the Foundation Team.

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Nursery and Reception Home Learning – Monday 29th June

June 28, 2020 at 5:14 pm


This week we are going to focus on fairytale characters. Who are you going to be? A princess, a knight or a dragon? We have found lots of stories and activities for you to enjoy. Have fun!

When working your way through the tasks try to find ways of including reading, writing and maths daily. Maybe you could make a tricky word crown? Maybe you could read your favourite dragon book to a grown-up and spot words starting with a certain letter or sound? There are so many opportunities to squeeze your learning into your everyday play!


Let’s have a go at drawing some of the characters from our stories. When you have drawn your character could you label it with some describing words? If you’d like a challenge try to write a sentence about your character. Don’t forget capital letters, finger spaces and full stops!

Why not try to make a princess mask. You can decorate it by adding anything you like. When you have made your mask maybe you could write some instructions to tell your friends how you made it? This could be a big task so you might like to do some ‘team writing’ with a grown-up!

Maybe you could try to make your own sword and shield just like a knight. Don’t forget to add a name label to your sword! You don’t want another naughty knight to pinch it! Can you write your full name?

We would also like you to work on ordering your numbers to 20. We sent home some princess, knight and dragon numbers in your home learning packs. Have a go at cutting them out and ordering them correctly. Maybe think about one more and one less while you are ordering them.

Numbers sheets attached in case you have misplaced them.

You can also watch these ordering videos to help you.

As with previous weeks, you can find additional, printable resources on imoves and Twinkl. The links are below. We would like to to explore the phonics section of imoves and the princess and knights sections on Twinkl. Good luck.


Stories and Songs

Again there are lots of activities for you to discover on Twinkl. We have added the link below.

Nursery – Phonics

Environmental sounds game…

Here is some music to listen to. Does it make you think of princesses? It is a long clip so you only need to listen to short clips.

Body percussion…

Can you have a go with your family?

This is a rhyming story about a dragon written by Julia Donaldson. Do you know any other stories written by the same author?

Another rhyming story…

A tongue twisting alliteration rhyme to learn…

Which sound do most of these words begin with, s or t?

Here are some voice sounds for you to practise…

Reception – Phonics

Last week we saw lots of amazing writing. This week we are looking at more final clusters and sentence writing. We have added some videos to help start your phonics sessions and included further links on the planning sheet for support with each session. Good luck everyone.

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Another Super Week!

June 26, 2020 at 10:58 am


Everyone has enjoyed finding out about dinosaurs this week! We have all enjoyed the lovely weather and some people even played with water outside.

Enjoy looking at these photographs! Can you see your friends? What have they been up to?

We are looking forward to welcoming a few more children into school next week. Take a look at the photographs for an idea of what you might get up to in school!

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Nursery and Reception Home Learning – 22nd June 2020

June 21, 2020 at 3:24 pm


Is that a roar we can hear??? We hope not!!! We have chosen to look at dinosaurs this week. We thought it would be nice for the children to research different dinosaurs. We have found some stories and songs for you to enjoy too. As always there are lots of different activities for you to choose and complete throughout the week. Good luck.


Could you become a dinosaur? Why not make some dinosaur footprints and stomp around!

How about making some dinosaur eggs?

Why not have a go at drawing a dinosaur….

If you like to get messy….. Have a go at paining your own dinosaur.

This week we would like you to think about one more and one less. We sent home some dinosaur eggs and a worksheet to help with this. Don’t worry if you cannot find them. We have attached copies below.

Have a look at the following videos to help you along the way.

The are lots of activities for you to enjoy on imoves. This week we would like you to enjoy the dinosaur section. Have fun!

Also don’t forget to look on Twinkl for additional printable worksheets.

Stories and Songs

A dinosaur dance…

Nursery Phonics

This week for our Environmental Sounds activity can you go on a listening walk? You could do a walk outside and then see which different sounds you can hear in your house.

Which sounds can you hear around your house?

Here is a piece of music to listen to. Which instrument can you hear? How does the music make you feel?

Can you close your eyes while you listen?

What creature does this music make you think of? Can you pretend to be a dinosaur?

As well as listening to this piece of music can you use parts of your body to make sounds to go with it?
A rhyming story

This week’s alliteration activity is ‘I spy’. Can you play this game with your family? Your grown up could begin with words which start with the same sound as your name begins with. Have fun!

For the ‘Voice sounds’ activity this week can you make sounds with your voice to go with our story ‘Peace at Last’? Your grown up could record you and put it on Tapestry for your teachers to listen to.

Reception Phonics

We have seen some fantastic work from you so far. This week we are looking at more blends and sentence writing. We have added some videos to help start your phonics sessions and included further links to the home planning sheet for support with each session. Good luck everyone.

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Nursery and Reception – Friday 19th June 2020

June 19, 2020 at 2:23 pm


Ahoy there shipmates! We are pleased to report….No one has needed to walk the plank! We have seen some amazing ‘pirate’ maths this week and some super phonics too. Keep up the great work.

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Nursery and Reception Home Learning – 15th June 2020

June 14, 2020 at 3:19 pm


Ahoy there landlubbers! Are you ready to become a pirate? Anyone not trying their best this week will have to walk the plank!

Maybe you could make your own pirate hat and patch. Can you make yourself a pirate treasure map? Then we are ready to set sail!


Can you subtract like a pirate? Have a go by clicking on the link below and use your pirate subtraction sheet to help.


Can you follow the pirate to answer the addition questions? Have a go by clicking the link below and using your addition sheet.

Drawing Tutorials

Can you follow these tutorials to draw some pirates themed pictures? Listen carefully to the instructions and use your shape knowledge.

Pirate Crafts

Pirate Songs and Stories

Activity links Are still offering free trial accounts with lots of interactive resources. Once you have made an account you can access a huge variety of resources. This week we would particularly like you to look at the pirate section. Search ‘pirates’ and the resources will appear.

Don’t forget there are lots of additional, printable resources available on Twinkl. Hopefully, you have managed to create your own account. If not, do not worry, there is a link below to help you get started.

Nursery Phonics

Environmental sound game

Instrumental sounds

Body percussion –

Rhythm and rhyme –

Voice sounds –

Making trumpets

Try to make a trumpet using a simple cone of paper. Experiment by making different noises through the cone. Model sounds for your child such as up and down the wail of a siren, the honk of a fog horn, a peep, peep of a bird. Can you contrast loud and soft sounds? Have fun!

Alliteration –

Reception only – Phonics

This week we are looking at final clusters. Two letters at the end of a word that we ‘squash’ together. We have attached a planning sheet and separate word sheets for each day. Most of you will have these already from the packs we sent home. We have included videos to support your daily activities. Good luck and please contact us with any queries.

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