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                       Welcome to Nursery

3rd July 2020

Dear children and families,

What a wonderful couple of weeks we have had back in school. It has been so lovely to have so many of our Nursery children back in school. Thank you to all of you who continue to follow our home learning plans and we just love to see how much progress you are making! 

I am in the middle of completing an end of year highlights for children in Nursery 2. These will look somewhat different this year as we unfortunately did not complete the school year and therefore some of my comments may not have been accurate. For children not attending Nursery these will be emailed out on our final days of term. 

I have also taken time to speak to some of your teachers at your new schools- I have told them how wonderful you all are and how their schools are very lucky to be getting you. Remember there are lots of tips on Reception 2020 page to support your child with transition to Reception and plans for transition days will be scheduled for early September. Hopefully we will continue to see some normality return to our daily lives and we can enjoy our Summer holidays. 


This week children in school have been fascinated with minibeasts and SNAILS! Therefore I thought I would use the same planning format for you to try some of our activities at home. Let us know what you think and drop us an email if you need any advice or support!


Take care 

Nursery Team x


W/C 29.06.2020: Learning Project – Keeping fit and healthy (FOOD)

Age Range: EYFS

Weekly Reading Tasks

Weekly Spelling Tasks

Monday- Listen to the story ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ here. Talk to your child about their favourite foods. Which foods would they like to try that they haven’t tried yet? Can you sort foods that are vegetables and not vegetables?

Monday- Ask your child to practise writing the sounds which they are currently working on. They can do this with a pencil, chalk, felt tips or anything else you have access to.

Tuesday- Task your child with finding foods in the fridge/cupboard that begin with these sounds: b, s, m, a, p & c. Can they find more than one?

Tuesday- Pour flour, rice or lentils into a shallow tray or plate. Show your child a letter/sound or tricky word and ask them to ‘write it’ in the food using their finger.

Wednesday- Share stories about food e.g. The Gingerbread Man. Look here or here for a range of stories. Ask your child to describe what happened in the story. 

Wednesday- Practice the sounds your child is working on here. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate.

Thursday- Share The Big Carrot ebook on Oxford Owl.

What story is it familiar to? Complete activity 2 sequencing the story.

Thursday- Think of words to describe different foods - each word should start with the same letter i.e. tasty tomato, spicy spaghetti.

Friday- Look at recipe books and food magazines together. Show your child how each recipe tells you what ingredients you need first. Is there a recipe that you could follow together?

Friday- Play ‘What am I?’. Describe food types to your child and they have to guess what food you are describing e.g. I am yellow. I am a fruit. I begin with the sound ‘b’. I can be peeled. 

Weekly Writing Tasks

Weekly Maths Tasks- Describing and Sorting into Sets

Monday- Take a look at some sports mascots. Can you design your own sports mascot? Use adjectives to describe what they look like, try writing the sounds of the words.

Monday- sort a variety of foods. Can you think of different ways to sort them? E.g. by colour, by size, shape. Which are healthy and unhealthy?

Tuesday-. Using recipes from books as a guide, ask your child to create their own recipe for their dream meal. They could draw out the ingredients and label them and draw the finished meal. Some children may be able to write a few short sentences as instructions.

Tuesday- SEFTON RAINBOW GAMES (Check out twitter @GetSet4PE) Try a variety of sports day games either to time or count how many times you complete it. How many times can you kick the ball in the air? How many times can you run to the line and back?

Wednesday- Ask your child to draw the events from ‘The Gingerbread Man’ in order. They could label each picture with words or write sentences about each picture. You can listen to the story here.

Wednesday- Make a shopping list with your child. Can you draw three apples? 4 carrots? 2 lemons 6 bananas?

Thursday- Can your child complete these sentences: My favourite food is…I like this because...Your child can repeat this activity for other family members.

Thursday (theme)- Look for numerals on packaging you find around the house. Can your child recognise the numerals and count out a matching amount?

Friday- Practice name writing. Can your child write their first name?

Do this using a variety of pens, pencils, pebbles, shaving foam, etc. Please remember to use the handwriting scheme on the website

Friday (theme)- Explore weighing and measuring food on the kitchen scales. Ask, what happens as you place more on the scales?


  • Share the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' Encourage children to name and count the different fruits/ foods. Can children make predictions about what will happen next?
  • Sing the rhyme 'There's a tiny caterpillar on a leaf' thinking about the different stages in the caterpillar life cycle. 
  • Create movements to represent the life cycle of a butterfly e.g. curl up like a tiny egg, crawl like a caterpillar.



  • Sequence the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' Can your child recall how many of each fruit the caterpillar. Can they draw the correct number of fruits under each day? 
  • Print out the sequencing sheet and ask children to put the numbers and amounts of fruits together- can they sequence the numbers 1-5? challenge; can they sequence 5-1, can they identify when numbers are missing? can they add two groups together e.g. how many apples and strawberries altogether.



  • Look at the powerpoint for the life cycle of a butterfly (added below) or watch on BBC Teach
  • Talk about the different stages encouraging your child to use correct terminology e.g. chrysalis 
  • Make a fruit salad using the fruits from the story. Encourage lots of counting and comparing. E.g. was there more pears or oranges? which fruit did it eat most of? 
  • Add 6-10 thinking of different fruits it may have eaten. Can they use drawings to represent the numbers? 



  • Go on a minibeast hunt in your garden or local park. Can you draw the bugs that you find? Talk about the number of legs and how many they will need on each side to make the total e.g. six legs will have three and three. Use your fingers to show representing 2 groups of numbers to make a total. 
  • Read 'Mix, Mix, Mix' Encourage your child to look for sounds they recognise. Ask them to listen as you blend some CVC words for them e.g.     "b-u-n    bun"  "p-o-t   pot" Challenge them to blend some CVC words themselves. 
  • Write a shopping list for the supermarket recalling some of the foods the caterpillar ate.



  • Make a diary of your own recalling the days of the week in order. Can children select the day of the week by identifying the initial sound of the word. Try adding some letter sounds to represent your activity e.g. "I went to the park" might look like 'I w t p' 
  • Use a device to photograph your favourite foods or activities to place on each day. 


Creative Ideas to be completed through out the week

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Around the World 

Our topic this week was to learn about a different country. Miss Mann has enjoyed learning all about Italy, enjoying some delicious pizza. Mrs Monaghan enjoyed some delicious Chinese food and learned about some places in China. And Miss Butler made a chicken tikka masala and listened to some Bollywood dance music. We can’t wait to see what countries you have been learning about 😃

Cooper has been making pizzas at home. Alaia and her family learned all about Jamaica and
Turkey . They made flags and cooked food. Rice and peas with jerk chicken and kofta, their nanny marg was born in Jamaica and my new baby sister is half Turkish. They learnt about talking patios and counting in Turkish. How fantastic! Jack learned all about Italy, making a delicious pizza and even counting and calculating with pasta :)

Read Write Inc online books to share

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Scavenger Hunt Fun

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Mrs Monaghan 2 Hand Catch Challenge

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Sporting Challenge 'Two Hand Catch'

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Can you beat Miss Mann's attempt of 20 catches in 30 seconds?

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Miss Butler managed 31! How many can you do?

Phonics Practise

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Home Learning Resources

Week 2 Home Learning for Nursery


Science Week

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Children have completed various experiments this week as part of Science week. We were all amazed by the create a rainbow experiment using skittles.

Zoo Lab Visit 12.3.2020


We’re Going on an animal hunt

We’re going to find lots of them 

We’re not scared!
We’ve got all our friends with us ☺️

Spring Term 2020

Rainy Days!

The weather at the start of 2020 has been dreadful, but children still love to get out and explore the rain and puddles. 

Our Red Books 

At weekends and during half term holidays children will bring home their red home link book. We use these books to help generate language during discussions about their experiences. If you could just fill one page with something that your child has experienced and possibly add some souvenirs e.g. A bus ticket, a leaf from the park, a map, a photograph that they would like to talk about.

Thank you for your continued support

The Nursery Team  

Whole School 95.7%
  • Year 1 96.3%
  • Year 2 95.1%
  • Year 3 96.8%
  • Year 4 96.1%
  • Year 5 93.9%
  • Year 6 96%
  • Delamere 909
  • Mersey 882
  • Sherwood 921
  • Great North 744
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