This week in Nursery

June 11, 2021 at 12:39 pm



This week we have started to look at the number 4. The children enjoyed listening to the story of Puppy Number 4 and his 4 missing bones. Have a look at the photos of how the children can represent the number 4 with their fingers.

The children can show 4+0, 0+4, 1+3, 3+1 and 2+2. Ask them to show you the different ways of making 4 at home.

Here is one of my favourite songs about the number 4…

We will be listening to this song over the next 3 weeks so you may want to play it at home as well!

Some other maths …


This week we are learning about the phoneme ‘i’.

It is sometimes difficult to find objects around beginning with this phoneme but have a look and if you find something please take a picture and put it on EExAT.

Please support you child to have a go forming the letter. In Nursery we use our ‘magic’ fingers in the air.

Look at what we have been doing inside this week…

Outside we are very proud of our vegetables and flowers…

The children have been looking after our peas, beans and flowers as well as planting some lettuces. They helped to sweep up after the grass had been cut and enjoyed some role play in the new playhouse.

Golden Ticket

One of the children in Nursery found a ‘Golden Ticket’ in her bar of chocolate. Her prize was for all of her class to have a trip to the park. The children enjoyed climbing and swinging and then had their snack in the park. Quite an adventure!

Mountain Challenge

Next week we will be contributing to the Mountain Challenge. Look out for how far we have walked in next week’s blog.

Sun Awareness

We have had a lovely week weather wise and all the children took a leaflet home at the beginning of the week about being ‘Sun Aware’. Please remember to send your child with a named hat and apply sun cream before they come to Nursery. When you purchase a cream please look for one which will last all day.

Have a lovely weekend in the sun, from the Nursery team.

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This week in Nursery

May 28, 2021 at 1:33 pm



This week we have been representing the number 3. We drew pictures of 3 objects, made tally lines for 3, drew 3 triangles with 3 sides each and then practised writing the numeral. After the holidays we will be moving on to number 4.

Have another look at the clip on how to represent number 3…

The children have been also been playing dominoes. This is a really good way for the children to learn to subitise. Subitising is the ability to recognise values up to 6 without counting them. Playing dice games is also a good way of practising this and the children will need to be able to have this skill by the end of Reception so it is a good idea to play dice games and dominoes as early as possible. Have a look at all the ways we have been developing Maths skills in Nursery…


Our phoneme this week is ‘t’. The children have been practising how to make the sound and recognising the grapheme. They enjoyed Geraldine the Giraffe looking for objects around the house beginning with the ‘t’ phoneme.

Watch the clip and then help your child to find some things around your house beginning with this phoneme. Can you put some pictures of EExAT?

Here is how we form the grapheme…


Last week we were very physical doing some ‘Write dance’ moves. This week the children have enjoyed taking part in some mindful yoga. If you would like to have a go at home just click on the link…

Have a look at some of the other things we have done inside this week…

And outside…

Enjoy a good week off and remember that Monday 7th June is a training day.

From the Nursery team

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This week in Reception

May 28, 2021 at 12:59 pm



This week we learned the tricky word ‘my’. We also learned the phonemes/graphemes for ‘ear’ and ‘er’. The children are really trying with their independent sentence writing.


This week the children have enjoyed subtracting and exploring shape. They have found out that a square can be turned into a triangle or a rectangle too! We have also explored the sizes and lengths of different triangles. After half term we will be exploring doubles in more detail and practising our sharing and grouping skills.


This week we have been planting vegetables in our outside area.

Treasure Hunt

The children enjoyed going on a word hunt. They had a list on words they needed to match to pictures hidden around the outside area. It was lots of fun.

Everything else

We can’t believe that next half term will be the final one before summer! It has been a strange year, but the children have been extremely resilient and we are proud of them all.

Have a lovely half term break.

The Reception Team

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Cooking, worms and a trip to space!

May 21, 2021 at 2:14 pm



This week we have looked at the tricky word ‘you’. We have also learned the phoneme/grapheme ‘ure’ which is quite a difficult sound to learn. We will keep practising it. The children have also been sorting words to create a ‘good’ sentence as well as writing their own ‘good’ sentences.


RPK blast off to space!

The children received a message from aliens in the message centre. They decided to make a spaceship. We have enjoyed decorating stars and learning about different planets. We have have been counting backwards and blasting off into space!


Following a child’s interest, we decided to look at healthy eating. We watched some videos to help us understand what a ‘balanced’ diet looks like. It was pleasing to hear the children tell us all about ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’ foods. They already know so much! We made some ‘healthy’ soup with some vegetables from the farm.


This week the children have been really interested in worms! We researched what is needed and created our very own wormery. These wriggly creatures are now our class pets!

Everything else…

Next week

We have almost reached the end of Phase 3 phonics. Next week we will be looking at tricky word ‘my’ and the phonemes/graphemes for ‘ear’ and ‘er’.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Reception Team

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Nursery News

May 21, 2021 at 1:16 pm



This week we are continuing to learn about the number 3. The children have collected 3 objects, clapped, jumped and hopped 3 times and shown 3 using fingers on two hands. Look at this Number Blocks clip all about the number 3 and it’s constituent parts.

Next week we will represent the number by drawing a variety of 3 objects and writing the numeral.

Here are some photos of independent and adult-led maths activities…


Our phoneme this week is ‘a’. Please watch Geraldine the Giraffe finding objects starting with this phoneme. Help your child to find things around the house starting with ‘a’ and put a picture on EExAT.

Can your support your child to practise writing the grapheme remembering to try cursive script?

We have been busy doing lots of things inside including making a healthy snack and mixing paints…

In between all the rain this week (although we do play out in all weather!) we had an adventure on the castle. The children enjoyed rolling down the hill and climbing the ropes. Have a look at what the children got up to outside this week…


The children really enjoy taking part in all the ‘Write dance’ activities and particularly enjoyed this new one. I told them to look out for it on the blog!

Have a good weekend, from the Nursery team

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Fun in Reception!

May 14, 2021 at 2:19 pm



This week we have been revising some of the tricky words we have learned so far. We focused on: they, all and was. The children also looked at the grapheme/phoneme for ‘air’. We have continued to practise our reading and writing skills.


This week we have been ordering numbers from 11-20 and looking at numbers 17 and 18 in more detail. We have used numicon and cubes to count and represent numbers in different ways. We are also getting better as using a part-whole model. Well done everyone!

Happy Eid to all Muslim friends

Making rockets!

This week the children really enjoyed making rockets. We discussed the reaction between Bicarbonate of Soda and vinegar/lemon juice. We enjoyed counting down to zero from various numbers. Although some of the rockets went off too early or too late! We had lots of fun!

Gingerbread men

Following the children’s interests we have been busy making gingerbread men and re-telling the story. We found a message in the message centre from the gingerbread man too! We decided to make a trap to catch the fox and stop the gingerbread man from being eaten!

Everything else


Some of our friends are busy celebrating Eid. We are asking children to write about their celebrations or something they have done over the weekend. Remember when writing a sentence we must include: a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop.

Next week

Next week we will be looking at tricky word ‘you’, the phoneme/grapheme ‘ure’ and sentence reading and writing.

In maths we will be looking at numbers 19 and 20 in more detail and recapping our subtracting skills.

Have a lovely weekend from the Reception team

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