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Nursery - Mrs Jones

17th February 2022

This week the nursery have been learning about rainbows. Can you find a rainbow leaf whilst doing yoga with Rebecca and Duggee?

Can you make a rainbow leaf?

Sing our rainbow song! Don't forget to show the grown-ups the BSL signs for the colours!


2020 & 2021 TERMS

3 Daily Do's Please do these activities everyday

1. Sing along and do actions to Jolly Phonic songs  

 2. Ask a grown up to read you a story 

3. Join me with counting up and back 0-10

Friday 12th February

Words are all around us. Let’s hunt them down today! How many words can you find in your home or on your walk today?


Here are some I found

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Can you order your number today?

Come on its Friday. Let’s Rock and Roll!  Hey Baby let’s Rock and Roll song  


Thank you for all your hard work over the last 6 weeks. Have a lovely half-term break. See you on Thursday (25th) xxx

Thursday 11th February

R is for robot. Make a robot card to give to someone you love for St.Valentine’s day on Sunday.

Write or over-write 'I love you'.

Guess how much I love you story

I'll be back tomorrow for our last day of home learning! Nursery children will be returning to nursery on THURSDAY 25TH FEBRUARY. Session times remain the same as the autumn term AM 9.15-11.15  PM 1.15-3.15

New children joining the class will start on Tuesday 2nd March.

Wednesday 10th February

R is for rocket. Listen to today’s story ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy.

Imaginative play is important. Can you pretend you are in a rocket? What are you going to take to the moon with you? What will you wear? What will you see? 

Count down from 10 to launch your rocket. Don’t forget zero before you blast off!

Counting game

Tuesday 9th February

R is for road, ramp, rail, and race.

Can you develop your emergent writing by making a road for your cars?

Learning how to write letter shapes (the letter is referred to by its name please can you refer to it by its Jolly Phonic sound). 

Have fun helping Peter Rabbit to collect the radishes. 

Monday 8th February

New letter sound ‘r’. Find items around the house starting with the sound. Play ‘What is missing’ game with them.

Run for the sound game

Place 4 of  the sounds we have learnt so far (s,a,t,p,I,n,e,ck,m,d,r) around room. When the grown up tells you, run to the correct sound and sing the song and do the action. Then the next 4 and the next 4. 


R is for Robot. Play build a robot game

Or if you know all your numbers, try some Robot addition 

Friday 5th February

A bit of a dinosaur day today!

Watch Andy’s adventure


Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs


Do one of your own jigsaws


Andy’s jigsaw


Can you move like a dinosaur? 

Come on it's Friday , let's dance to Move and Freeze! 

Thank you for all you hard work this week.  Have a lovely weekend, make sure you do something that makes you happy. I’ll be back with more activities on Monday x

Thursday 4th February

Drum numbers

Listen carefully to the adult beating the drum. How many beats? Run and find the number. 

Make a ‘d’ shape with your play dough (remember lower case). What other letters can you make? Can you make your name?

Don’t forget the Daily Do’s. (if you are viewing this on a phone you may have to scroll down to find them).

Wednesday 3rd February

Make a repeating pattern of 2 using play dough, objects or your toys. 

Make patterns with sounds or actions.  You could bend, stretch, bend,stretch... or you could clap, jump,clap,jump...etc. Just have fun with it!


Play Level 1 on the pattern train game

Making repeating patterns of 2 is a nursery skill. However, if your child is achieving this easily then they can move on to repeating patterns of 3 but remember 2 is the important one.

Tuesday 2nd February

Play counting games with your play dough. You can use home made play dough mats.


Join in with the dough disco to make your hands and fingers nice and strong.

Have fun making your models with the playdough (but save some for tomorrow)

Monday 1st February

New letter sound ‘d’. Find items around the house starting with the sound. Play ‘What is missing’ game with them.

Can you play on a drum? You could use an upside down container or saucepan and hit it with a pencil or a spoon.


Friday 29th January

Today I’m going to make a musical instrument. Can you make a musical instrument too?

Sing and play along with I am a Music Man song.

 Let’s dance with Oti

Thank you for all you hard work this week.  Have a lovely weekend, I’ll be back with more activities on Monday x

Thursday 28th January

Healthy Eating.

Today we are sorting  Martyn's food from Monday into 2 categories; healthy and unhealthy.

Vegetables are good for us. Here is a vegetable quiz for you. Good luck!

Watch  the 5 short video clips 

I wonder if you could help to make a healthy lunch or snack for yourself today. I'd love to see a picture of it.

Wednesday 27th January

Can you find 2D and 3D shapes in your house? Perhaps you could make a picture or build with them. I'd love to see you pictures or buildings. 


Play 2D shape game

Watch Topsy and Tim making a marble run. 

Can you make ramps to roll a ball or a marble down?


A ball is a sphere shape. Practise throwing and catching a ball.

Tuesday 26th January

Play 5 Little Men in a flying saucer with your toys.Can you carefully count them or even do simple addition sums with 5 of your toys?


Watch and sing 5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer


Number Blocks adding within 5 game 

Monday 25th January

Today is Monday and Martyn has been to Morrisons to buy lots of items starting with the sound 'm'. Can you find items in your house starting with the sound 'm'?


Make a market stall with your ‘m’ items. Ask the people in your house to come to your market and give you money in exchange for an item. (Ask a grown up to wash the coins first).


Have fun completing the monster jigsaw

Friday 22nd January 

‘H’ for hear. We use are ears to hear. It is really important that we stop, look and open ears so we can listen carefully to what is being said. 

Did you recognise anyone?

Can you dance to it too? Don’t forget to touch your ears when it says ‘Listen up’!


Listen all-around game

Let’s finish the week with some happy yoga with Duggee and Rebecca


Thank you for all you hard work this week.  Have a lovely weekend, I’ll be back with more activities on Monday x

Sorry I think I forgot to give you a copy of the 'h' rhyme  this week. Here it is 

Thursday 21st January

Humpty Dumpty was an egg. If you had a real egg, how could you stop it from breaking if it fell off the wall? Think about the Lumpty story.  You could do this with a real egg if you want. Will the landing need to soft or hard?  Don’t forget to share your ideas and photos with me.  

Draw a picture using the online tools.  

Watch Number Blocks number 2

Can you do 2 claps, 2 jumps, 2 hops and 2 stretches? What about 1 more than 2? What about 1 less than 2?  

Wednesday 20th January

Play the game more or less with your toys.

More less song

Help George to collect the bugs to find out if he has more blue bugs or more red bugs.

‘H’ for happy. How do you feel today? Listen to one of our favourite stories    

Remember what we always say:, we all feel different  ways at different times and that’s normal.  Always remember how special you are and how much we love you.

Sing If you’re happy and you know it…

Tuesday 19th January 

Build a wall for Humpty Dumpty to sit on. You could use lego, blocks, tins of beans or anything you like.

How many units high did you build the wall? Find or write the number. Sing the rhyme and make Humpty Dumpty fall off. Did the wall fall down too?


Sing Humpty Dumpty rhyme

Make a Humpty Dumpty picture for me. Don’t forget to share it with me or Twitter or email it to the school.

Monday 18th January 

Our new letter sound is ‘h’. Find items around the house starting with the sound. Play ‘What is missing?’ game with them.

Sing the song and do the action with me. 

Revisit Jolly Phonics from Daily Do's

So far we have learnt 9 sounds  (s,a,t,p,i,ck,e and h). Can you or your grownup write 2 or 3 letter words using these sounds.? I can write it,is, hat… Don't forget to read back them together.

 (Don’t forget to use your home-school sound book for these activities).

Clap Clap Un Dau Tri song 

I wonder if you can hop hop, un dau tri now?  What other moves can you make?

Friday 15th January

An elephant is very big. Let’s play a game all about size.


Sing the Jolly Phonic songs, don’t forget to do the actions.

Use chalk, a pencil, a pen etc. to practice writing the initial sound of your name (or all of your name if you can).


Let’s pretend to be an elephant with Mr Tumble.

Can you remember how to sign the word ‘elephant’? I’d love to see a video of you doing it.


Thank you for all you hard work this week.  Have a lovely weekend, I’ll be back with a new sound and more activities on Monday x

Thursday 14th January

Use the number rhymes to help you write the number correctly

            Number rhymes


Listen to the Elmer story again

Discuss why it is important to celebrate our differences.


Make an Elmer the Elephant picture. Don’t forget to share them with me.

                                                                       Elmer colouring                                                                                                                                      to print if you need it.


Wednesday 13th January

Listen to Jolly Phonics ‘e’ story. Can you remember any ‘e’ words from the story?

Have an egg and spoon race. You can use a stone or potato instead of egg. On your marks, get set, go! Did you win?

Colour the Numberblocks​ 

Letter sound rhyme and colouring to print if you need it. 

I've added Mrs Mullan's Healthy Kids challenge (don't worry that you didn't start Monday, any day to start will be fine if you choose to take part. Lots of Exercise waiting for you!.

Mrs Mullan's Healthy Kids Challenge 

Birchgrove Youtube channel to support Mrs Mullan's challenge 

Tuesday 12th January

Pick a number. Can you find the correct amount of objects and do the correct amount of claps, taps, jumps etc?


One elephant went out to play counting songs

or this version


Practice writing the new letter ‘e’. You could use pencils, crayons, paint, chalk, shaving foam, glue…

Home Learning Plan - Monday 11th January 

New letter sound ‘e’.

Sing the song and do the action

Find items around the house starting with the sound 'e'.

How many items did you find? Count them and write the number.

Play ‘What is missing’ game with them.

Elmer the Elephant story read by the author 

Talk about the story and discuss why it is important to celebrate our differences.

Home Learning Plan - Friday 8th January

Quick update (9.30)

I'm not sure the Crickweb Lecky game is working for everyone this morning so here is an alternative 

Listen to and discuss the winter story.


Can you find 5 items of clothing that keep you warm? Don’t forget to send me a picture!

Play dress Lecky game

Sing Here go round the mulberry bush on a cold and frosty morning.


If you’ve got lots of energy join Andy on an arctic adventure. Come on let's  go! 

Home Learning  Plan - Thursday 7th January 

Draw and write about your favourite activity during the Christmas holidays.

Ask a grown up to help you make flash cards with numbers 0 -10. These can be used every day to count forwards and backwards and for number games.


Watch Numberblocks Number One

Home Learning Plan - Wednesday 6th January 

Wednesday 6th January          

  • What was your favourite present from Santa? Talk about it with the grownups and perhaps tell me about it on Twitter (don’t forget #BGPNurs) or email a video or a picture to the school.  

  • Teddy’s favourite presents were cakes this Christmas. Can you give the correct amount of cakes to Teddy?

Christmas 2020

A message for our new friends joining our nursery in January.

Sorry I wasn't able to meet you in person so here's a short video I've put together for you to have an idea of some of the things we get up to in nursery.

Some photos taken before covid restrictions.

Happy Christmas  Everyone!

A story for the nursery children read by me,Mrs Jones.

Stay safe, be good and have a lovely Christmas.

See you in January x

Week Ending 6th November

Thank you for the lovely autumn pictures. Our entrance to the nursery looks fantastic now. 

This week we have enjoyed exploring the rhyme of 5 Little Men in a Flyer Saucer.

Next week we will focus on the Brown Brown What Do You See Story.



October 2020

What a fantastic first half term we have had in nursery.

We have been learning the Golden rules and exploring the school's Supersaurs to encourage us to have a positive mindset.

We have also loved playing with our new friends and telling each other all about ourselves. We have learnt the sound 's' and 'a', and are going to learn 'p' next week. We are hoping to make a pumpkin model next week too.

Over the Half-term  holiday, on this page I will be sharing a little task for you to do. 

News coming soon!  

Mrs Jones 

Half-Term October 2020 Challenge




Have Fun!

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