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Friday 22/01/2021


Dear Parents,


It's fun Friday so we begin with dough disco - I know from the photos you have sent me how much you are all enjoying this activity. Remember if you need a recipe for dough or to refresh yourself about the moves look back to last Friday. For activity two you will need objects from your house that you can use as a shaker and a drum and I recommend a few more sounds to make. Finally I have provided you with a link to a book that the children love reading, singing and dancing to in nursery . Have a great weekend smiley

If You're Happy and You Know It! | Barefoot Books Singalong

If You're Happy and You Know It! | Barefoot Books Sing along

Thursday 21/01/2021


Dear Parents,


Todays learning has got a farm animal theme running through it. For the craft activity you will need an assortment of cardboard tubes, paper, pencils glue and pegs. We have a go at making the Three Billy Goats Gruff focusing on the language of size e.g.  large, medium and small. Then we sing Old Macdonald had a farm using my farm animals. It would be helpful if you could help the children to learn the name of the farm animal babies. Do you have a favourite farm animal?  Can you draw me a picture which we will be sharing later with our friends? Finally there is a lovely short story to listen to.

Wednesday  20/01/2021


Dear Parents,


Today we have another session of squiggle while you wiggle so paper, and felt tips will be needed. There is a puppet story and an action rhyme using Makaton actions. A heads up for tomorrows activities you will need kitchen roll or toilet roll tubes , pegs and crayons. Enjoy today and remember don't stop moving.smiley



Tuesday  19/01/2021


Dear Parents,

Today we combine a craft activity with counting and letter recognition  to make our  name card-  You will need card, paint or felt tips for the first activity . Once made in what ever style you like don't forget to email me a photograph. When you take part in the singing today you might like to use your playdough and pretend money to make hot cross buns to sell in the bakers shop.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff | Fairy Tales | Gigglebox

The Three Billy Goats Gruff can't wait to cross the bridge and eat the sweet green grass that's on the other side. But can they get past the Bad Old Troll?

Monday 18/01/2021


Dear Parents,


This week we begin with a number activity, you can either make number cards like Miss Dudley or use ready made ones, to complete the activity you will need something that the children can use to count out to match the number on the card . I recommend bricks, pasta or buttons. Don't forget to share your learning journey and send me a photograph or video clip. There is an action rhyme to join in with and a  new traditional story. The  story of The Three Billy Goats gruff. Try to encourage the children to join in with the language in the story e.g. who's that trip trapping over my bridge etc. We will be making a few craft items to go with our own retelling of this story - so save kitchen rolls, and cereal boxes if you can.

Friday 15/01/2021


Dear Parents 

Today is dough gym in which we get to build the strength in our fingers in preparation for writing. If you haven't got any playdough don't worry I have provided two recipes with a cooked version and an uncooked version. If you are not able to get hold of the ingredients you can still take part in this activity by crumpling up a sheet of paper into a ball fastened with sticky tape.  Enjoy the boogie.


Thursday 14/01/2021

Dear Parents,


Today our activities are linked by the words in, out, on , under and next too . After watching the first activity find a box, or small children's chair and one of the children's favourite toys and get them to place their chosen toy in different positions using directional language . To extend the activity you could add two or three more toys and make the sentences more complex e.g.  put the red brick  underneath the little chair. You could even let the children tell you where to place the toys. This is followed by a lovely short story and a few rhymes.

Wednesday 13/01/2021


Dear Parents,

 Today we have session 2 of Squiggle while you wiggle in which I recap on the last sessions  learning and introduce circles into this session. As always lots of fun - grab your flipper flappers - your socks, and lets rock. The second activity today focuses upon using  the children's voice  it is a phase 1 letters and sounds activity. As an extension activity you could cut out pictures from a magazine , or draw your own pictures of a cow, fireworks , a train and a girl  if you make cards you can keep recapping on these sounds like we do in nursery.

Just a little heads up tomorrow we will be using playdough for an activity - if you haven't got any don't worry I will provide you with  some recipes   nothing special is needed just flour, salt and water.


Tuesday 12/1/2021


Dear Parents for today's activities I recommend that you gather together pens, paper and safety scissors as well as  an assortment of pot's and pans as well as two beaters, wooden spoons etc.  I have placed an extra sheet of nursery rhymes which could be used with the pots and pans musical activity.



 Letters and sounds Phase One  Aspect 2 - General sound discrimination - instrumental sounds 

This aspect aims to develop children's awareness of sounds made by various instruments and noise makers. Activities include comparing and matching sound makers, playing instruments alongside a story and making loud and quiet sounds.

Nursery rhymes to sing

Monday 11/01/2021


Dear Parents,


I hope you have  had a lovely weekend, thankyou for all your photographs and positive comments, please keep them coming. I begin this week with an identification and simple pattern  activity.

Heads up parents for this activity you might like to get the children to sort two different sets eg. Socks and t- shirts or Lego and farm animals and help them to make a simple pattern. In nursery we carry out lots of sorting and pattern making activities using numbers , colours or objects in preparation for reception class.  In the Story and rhyme time you might need to collect three or four favourite toys to play I spy with. If the children find it tricky to hear a sound give them clues about the object appearance or use  e.g. it makes a certain noise or is a particular colour.

Friday 08/01/2021

Dear Parents,

Just to give you all a heads up - to complete one of the activities today you will need flour, and salt- there are lots of future activities that we will use these ingredients in - it will not be wasted. I hope that as it is the weekend you will have the opportunity to make the salt dough. 

 I have posted two video's demonstrating squiggle why you wiggle a really fun activity that I would like to post weekly for Owls class. Below you will find information about the benefits of the activity to your child's learning:

Squiggle While You Wiggle is a kinaesthetic approach to stimulate early writing. Children use movement with music to develop their motor skills in preparation for writing. Through Squiggle While You Wiggle, children begin using ‘Flipper Flappers’ to rehearse a range of shapes, which lead to children mark-making with chunky pens, in preparation for more formal writing.

If nothing else I can promise the videos will make you smile today smiley


Salt Dough Recipe and Instructions

Thursday 07/01/2021

Dear Parents,

After reading the story it would be great if you can discuss with your child what fruit and vegetables they like or dislike . If you have some fruit or vegetables to hand you could play a game - guess the vegetable by giving clues about the foods, taste, texture or colour. Another great activity which you could complete would be to draw around a plate and using paper and crayons or felt tips make a plate of food. Remember to share your work with Miss Dudley Via my school email address. 

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Dear All,


To extend your child's learning after watching  the action rhyme you might want to grab some paper, pencils and felt tips and make your own Tommy Thumb hand like Miss Dudley.

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Dear Parents and Carers


This week starts the beginning of our learning about traditional tales for our first book we are reading and retelling the story of the Gingerbread man. I hope you enjoy sharing the story together. After reading the story you might like to draw or make a model of the Gingerbread man.

Singing  and Rhyme Time