During this difficult time, it would really raise everyone's spirits if you could send us some pictures of your child's activities. We could then share them on our webpage. They could be doing exercise, dancing, painting or anything. All of the nursery staff are missing the children so much and it would be great to see how they are doing. Send pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Nursery, our main aim is to provide a safe and nurturing environment which in turn will enable the children to thrive and learn. We follow the ‘High Scope’ philosophy – we encourage the children to learn through active involvement with their peers and adults alike. Through engaging in open ended activities we hope the children will become independent, responsible and confident learners.
Our goal is to provide the children with a rich curriculum which meets the children’s interests and yet still provides them with memorable first hand learning experiences.
We want our children to have the best possible start to their learning journey.
Please practice counting everyday as well. For some children, up to five will be enough. Others will be able to do more, up to ten and beyond. What is important is that they count accurately before moving on to higher numbers. You can count anything, toys, Lego, household items, claps, jumps or people it doesn't matter. If the objects can be moved, get your child to put the objects into a straight line so they know which they have counted. Get them to touch each object and say the number. Make sure they stop counting when they reach the last one. How many did they count? Make sure that they know that the number they counted to tells them how many objects or actions there are.
Please follow government guidelines at all times to stay safe.
Tuesday 24/03/20. Whilst the weather is good, take your child outside and talk about what you can see. If you have a garden or back yard, go out and talk about what they can feel. Warm or cold? Any wind? The sun on their face? Any birds or bugs? Make sure you let them do the talking but keep the conversation going. If it is safe, you could go for a walk in line with the government recommended 'One form of exercise a day' and talk while you walk.
Last week we investigated floating and sinking. You could do some more experiments with your children. Gather some objects and put some water in the bath, bucket or the sink. Remind them that floating means it will stay at the top of the water, sinking means it goes down to the bottom. Now, as you take each item, talk about whether it would float or sink. What do they think? Put items in one by one, talking about what happens to each one. You could ask them for their ideas about why things float or sink. Don't worry about getting the 'correct' answer. In class, a lot of children said items sank because they were hard as that was a common property of some of our sinking items.
In the pack we sent home, there are some pencil control sheets with dotted lines. Get your child to use a pencil to join the dots as accurately as possible. Try to encourage them to hold the pencil with a three fingered tripod grip (not their whole fist) using their preferred left or right hand. If you have coloured pencils, that would be fine.
Please could you help your child to draw a picture of their family. Can they check that everyone has two eyes, one nose, two ears etc. Talk about each person. Who is it? What are they doing?
Could you involve your child in helping to cook or prepare some food? They could help to make sandwiches, wash fruit or vegetables or something more adventurous such as stirring a mixture for baking. You could even take some pictures and send them to us at
email@example.com Please remember to put your child's name and class on the email and then we could put them on the class page on the website.
Please could you get your child to draw a picture of Mrs Tough, Mrs Adamson or Mr Cleeves? (Or all three if they want!). You could even write their name and they could try to copy the letters of their name onto the picture. We would love it if you took a picture of their drawing and sent it to
We could then show them on our webpage. Make sure you put your child's name and class on as this is a central email address.
We hope you are all well and managing. We are thinking of you all!
Please remember to read a story to your child and practice accurate counting every day.
It's Wild Wednesday! In school we would always go outside so, if you can do so safely and following government guidelines, we would like you to go for a walk. Talk about the things you can see whether natural or man made. Count how many objects you find. It could be red/blue cars, trees, people with hats on, anything. Please take pictures and send them to us: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put them on the website. Stay safe.
Today, as well as having a story with your grown up and practising counting, can you remember any of the songs we sing in Nursery? Can you sing them with your grown up? You could try Twinkle Twinkle, Baa Baa Black Sheep or the Wheels on the Bus. It would be Fishy Friday in school so can you draw a fishy picture? It could be the sea or even a plate of fish and chips! We are missing you.