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Work for week beginning:  Monday 18th January 2021

Nursery Activities and Learning Ideas Spring 1 Wk 3

Thursday 21st January 2021 – Hello Nursery families 

It’s great to see that some of you have joined our Google Classroom already! We will be posting activities, songs, videos and stories for you to enjoy and to help you with your learning at home whilst we can’t all be in Nursery together.

We are missing you all already but we’re sure that you’re having a great time with your families, learning and playing at home.

We love seeing photos of your work and what you have been doing – you are always welcome to send things to our Nursery inbox: and we’re looking forward to seeing any work you post on here too.

Have a great day,

Mrs Thornton, Mrs Marsh and Mrs Cordner 🙂

Today we are going to play a game called Silly Soup. It is a rhyming game. Remember rhyming words are words that sound the same like:

jam and ham

map and cap

pin and tin


Using either rhyming objects that you have around the house, drawings or pictures you can make your own silly soup.

Put one of the rhyming pair words in a bowl and place the other facing upwards in front of the bowl. (e.g. cat in the bowl and hat in front, bed in the bowl, shed in front.)

Sing the silly soup song-

I’m making lots of silly soup

I’m making soup that’s silly.

I’m going to cook it in the fridge

To make it nice and chilly.


Choose something out of the bowl. Try and find the matching rhyming word from in front of the bowl.

Enjoy making your delicious silly soup!

Wednesday 20th January 2021 – Today we are beginning to learn about materials!  Watch Mrs Thornton’s video, then go on a material hunt around your home!

The Three Little Pigs use different materials to build their homes: straw, sticks and bricks….but what materials can you find around your home?

It’s material hunt time!  You can do a search for materials in your home –

Can you find something made from:

* plastic

* wood

* metal

* paper

* fabric

* sponge

And (as long as you’re not isolating) when you’re out for exercise take a look around as you go and search for natural materials such as:

* wood

* stone

* soil or mud

* grass

If it’s too tricky to know what materials things are made from, try to collect a range of objects which feel different, such as:

* something soft

* something hard

* something rough

* something smooth

*something bumpy

* something squashy

If you know what most of the materials are but want an extra challenge, when you have found your objects made from different materials have a go at describing and comparing them – are they: hard? soft? rough? smooth?

As always, we would love to see how you get on:


Tuesday 19th January 2021 – Last week we explored positional language with Little Red Riding Hood with ‘Where’s Mr Wolf?’

This week we are going to practise using our positional language again to describe where one of the Three Little Pigs is!  After watching the video, take a look through the remaining slides in the PowerPoint presentation and see if you can correctly say the missing word to describe where the pig is.

The Three Little Pigs Positional Language with Mrs Thornton (includes video)

Parents, we would love to hear how your child gets on –

When you get your Google Classroom login details this week, you will also be able to access the PowerPoint there and there’s a positional language quiz to try!

Three Little Pigs Positional Language

Here are some positional activity ideas from Mrs Marsh for you to try too:

You can choose how you want to do this.

1. You can draw your own picture/s.

2. You can print the pictures attached (Word document). You might want to colour them and stick them too.

How many of these can you do?

A little pig next to one of the houses.

A little pig under the window.

A little pig in front of one of the houses.

The wolf behind a house. (you might just be able to see his tail poking out!)

The wolf on top of one of the houses.

Mummy pig in the house.

Mummy pig between the wolf and the little pig.


Monday 18th January 2021 – The Three Little Pigs!

For our next ‘Traditional Story’ we’ll be thinking about the Three Little Pigs, so today we’re starting with a reading of the story and making a Three Little Pigs picture. Watch the video all the way to the end to show you how to make a picture on your computer or tablet.

Send any photos or tell us about your learning: or

After listening to/watching Mrs Thornton’s story reading, can you make a Three Little Pigs picture on your computer/tablet?

This link will take you to a program which you can use to create your picture:

If you can’t use a tablet or computer to make your picture, don’t worry – you can draw one on paper with pencils or crayons!

When you’ve made your picture we would love to see it!

Work for week beginning :  Monday 11th January 2021

Nursery Activities and Learning Ideas Spring 1 Week 2

Thursday 14th January 2021 – Today we are learning about rhyming words!  We’ll be helping Little Red Riding Hood to put objects in her basket which rhyme with the object already in there.

Send any photos or tell us about your learning: or

PHONICS: Little Red Riding Hood wants to cheer up Grandma she is making some silly soup and needs to put in items that sound the same, or rhyme. Can you choose the correct rhyming item to put in Little Red Riding Hood’s basket? Eg “Little Red Riding Hood is collecting things that rhyme. In her basket she has an egg – which should she put with it, the duck or the peg? egg and duck? Or egg and peg? Which two words sound the same at the end?”

After watching Mrs Thornton’s video, click on the silly soup link to play the silly soup game then try it with things you have at home.

Sing the song,” I’m making lots of silly soup, I’m making soup that’s silly, I’m going to put it in the fridge to make it nice and chilly.” Use a bowl and spoon to say the rhyming soup song and introduce object/picture cards that rhyme.  Place items in the bowl, stir and sing – dog/frog/brick, pen/stick/hen, cat/hat/ cup, etc. which two items sound the same?

Things are a bit strange at the moment and sometimes we all need to let go of our worries and any thoughts which are making us feel sad or strange or cross. Here’s a short video to remind us of our deep breaths and balloon breathing.

Wednesday 13th January 2021 – 
Today we would like you to try some Little Red Riding Hood yoga.  In Nursery we love our yoga, and this is another great way to enjoy and experience the story of Little Red Riding Hood!

We’d love to see you joining in!

Send any photos to: or
Mrs Thornton has another story ready for you today too – here is The Magic Porridge Pot for you to enjoy.

Don’t forget to join in with the ‘magic words’ and any actions!


Tuesday 12th January 2021  – Today’s lesson with Mrs Thornton is maths – we’ll be thinking about positional language, using the Little Red Riding Hood story to link to our topic.

You could also follow up with your own positional language activity – choose a toy from home and practise putting it ‘on top of’, ‘under’, ‘next to’, ‘in front of’ and ‘behind’ things. You could even test your grown ups at home and see if they can follow your instructions (“under….”, “next to…..” etc) on where to put the toy! Look at the ‘What can I see?’ link and talk about the picture, then draw your own forest picture.

Using your fingers count from 1-10, hold each finger up as you count, join in with the winter counting song

We’d love to see your learning about positional language: or

Fine Motor Skills with Mrs T: Finger exercises and the ‘Tommy Thumb’ song –

Draw a basket of food for Grandma, or print off,  colour in and cut out (with help) the basket for grandma, attached below.
Grandma’s basket

Watch the BBC iplayer, CBeebies Ballet of Little Red Riding Hood

Don’t forget to send us your pictures or email what you have been doing at home.


Monday 11th January 2021- Today we’ll be thinking about Winter and looking at how to cut out a snowflake in today’s lesson with Mrs Thornton. We’d love to see your learning about Winter: or

Winter:  What happens in Winter? How does it feel outside, what is the weather like?  Watch Mrs Thornton’s Winter video on the school website or school Twitter page.

Explore some ice cubes or frozen peas from the freezer.  How do they feel?  Are they hard or soft? What happens when you hold them in your warm hands? Why is your hand getting wet?  If you are holding peas try to squash them.  As they warm up or defrost they become soft.  As the ice cube warms up it melts.

Take a look at the ice experiment in the link below.  Maybe you can try it at home?  Let us know what you discover.  What words can you use to describe how it feels and what is happening?  Draw a winter picture and talk about it with your grown up or email it to us.

Play the interactive game to ‘dressing Lecky’ for different types of weather – Lecky

Listen to and dance to the winter hokey pokey –

Monday Story Time:


Work for week beginning:  Monday 4th January 2021

Nursery Activities and Learning Ideas Spring 1 Week 1

**Nursery**Here is Mrs T’s reading of Little Red Riding Hood! Join in with saying the words where there is a picture 😊



Work for week beginning:  Monday 13th July 2020

Summer 2 wk 7 h gruffalo
Phonics letter to parents

Letter to parents and number cards

Letter Writing Worksheets – A-Z
Line handwriting worksheets
Toy Time Counting

Work for week beginning:  Monday 6th July 2020

Summer 2 wk 6 ‘r’, dinosaurs, pirates

Work for week beginning:  Monday 29th June 2020

Summer 2 wk 5 -c & k under the sea

Work for week beginning:  Monday 22nd June 2020

Summer 2 wk 4 – ‘f’, comparing quantities, under the sea

Work for week beginning:  Monday 15th June 2020

Summer 2 wk 3 – 15th June – ‘l’, measuring, Fathers Day, Summer Solstice (1)

Work for week beginning:  Monday 8th June 2020

Summer 2 wk 2 – 8th June – ‘u’ and animals rev_
Positional Language Football Display Posters

Work for week beginning:  Monday 1st June 2020

Mrs Cordner-Hussain & Mrs Thornton would like to welcome you back to home learning.

We hope you have had a restful break during these difficult times.

This term we will be sequencing numbers 0-10 and counting objects.

We will be introducing further letter sounds and begin blending simple C-V-C words.

We will be continuing to look at minibeasts and exploring under the sea creatures.

Please continue to share your lovely work with us and keep practising how to write your name, numbers and letters.

Summer 2 topic Web 2020
Summer 2 1.06.2020
Week 1, bee_tracing_page
Minibeasts_PPguess the minibeast

Work for week beginning:  Monday 18th May 2020

Summer 1 Wk5, i, recap 1-10, insects and minibeasts

Work for week beginning:  Monday 11th May 2020

Mrs Thornton and Mrs Cordner are so pleased to be receiving lovely messages and pictures to our inboxes so that we can keep up with your fantastic learning and activities. Well done, Nursery

Thank you so much – we look forward to seeing more 🙂

Mrs Thornton & Mrs Cordner

Summer 1 Wk 4 number 10 o animals

Work for week beginning:  Monday 4th May 2020

Summer 1 Wk3 g, 9, growing and May Day, VE Day (2)
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My Hero is You Storybook for Children on COVID-19
Hello Nursery, we hope that you are all safe and well.

There is lots of information online giving ideas on activities and fun ways to learn, however it is sometimes difficult to find suitable resources.

Below are some links that we think you may find interesting and that may give you a few ideas to help you with your child’s  learning.

Below are some fun sites for phonics learning

Below are some sites with maths games for early years

Printable learning packs

The Department for Education’s Hungry Little Minds campaign features tips and practical activities that parents can do at home with children to support their early learning

Having everyday conversations, make-believe play and reading together all make a big difference to children’s development. Settings can direct parents to the BBC’s Tiny Happy People

Online stories and rhymes from Bradford library’s

Nursery world have some fun ideas to help with your child’s learning

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Do you have children who are at home who are ready to start potty training?  Why not send parents these links to help them with this.

Potty Training tips from NHS –

Potty Training tips from ERIC –

Free E-Learning:
In partnership with the University of Reading, Future Learn is offering a free e-learning called “Covid-19: Helping Young People Manage Low Mood & Depression”

On this course, young people, parents, carers, teachers, and other professionals can learn helpful, practical techniques to cope with low mood and depression during the lockdown period and beyond. You’ll examine how to help young people structure their day and improve sleep and diet and you will cover the following topics:

  • Practical advice on structuring the day and promoting healthy habits
  • Helpful family communication to keep conflict to a minimum
  • The importance of modelling and self-care
  • Tips on managing your thoughts and your feelings
  • Using this time as an opportunity for developing resilience

The course will be available online here for two weeks from 4th May 2020 and takes just two hours to complete.


Hello Wellington.  We are missing you all and can’t wait to see you again.  Until then, stay safe, stay positive and look after each other.  Here is a little message from us

Message from Mrs Wood

Hello Everyone

I hope you are all well and staying safe.

From today, you and your families will have the opportunity to contact your teachers directly by e-mail,  if you need guidance about the work.

What we can do:-

  1. We can explain the tasks that you have to do, if you are not quite sure.
  2.  You can send your teacher a piece of work, which you are particularly proud of.  Choose one.  Explain why you are particularly pleased with this piece of work.
  3.  We will be able to comment on the chosen piece of special work, which you send.

What we can’t do:-

  1. We won’t be able to mark your work.  You can use the answer sheets from the website, in order to mark your own work.
  2. We won’t be able to have a general e-mail “chat” with you – we will need to concentrate on queries about the work.

Your teachers will check their e-mails once a day, so you can expect a reply within 24 hours, at the very latest.

We are missing you all very much.  The school building seems very strange without you!  Hopefully, it won’t be too long before we can meet with you all again.

With very best wishes to all of you.

Mrs Wood

Nursery Teachers:

Work for week beginning:  Monday 27th April 2020

Mrs Cordner, Mrs Thornton, Joanne, Sam and Michelle would like to say a big THANK YOU for the lovely videos, photos and messages we’ve received to our Nursery inbox.  Keep up the great work!

Remember to stay safe and have another good week.

From everyone in Nursery.

Summer 1 Wk2 n 8 materials (rev)

Letters and Sounds 
Letter to parents and carers-about-online-phonics-lessons
Letters and sounds are now producing daily lessons to enable your child to keep up with their phonics learning.  The lessons begin on Monday 27th April.

Week Beginning:  Monday 20th April 2020

Thank you for all the lovely comments and for sharing your child’s activities with us via the nursery inbox and Twitter, we have really enjoyed seeing the children complete activities and enjoy their learning.

Stay safe and thank you.

Mrs Cordner-Hussain & Mrs Thornton

Ideas for learning 20.04.20

Summer 1 Topic Web 2020



Easter Holiday

Egg Decoration Challenge – With Easter Sunday coming up, why not have a go at this creative challenge?  Eggs in chocolate form are of course synonymous with the occasion, but we challenge you to hard boil an actual egg (or two) before letting your creative juices flow.  You can come up with any design that you like and no means of decoration are off limits.  You can use pen, paint, glitter, paper and any other possible options, as you get creative.   If you look back through our news feed you can check out some of the fantastic egg designs from last year.  We would love to see your efforts, which you can post on our Twitter @WellingtonPSBD2.  #staysafe #getcreative

Easter Picture description writing
Blank Egg Template
Roll a Dice Easter Bunny Colouring Page
Easter Addition and Subtraction Secret Message Activity Sheet
Differentiated Easter Dice Subtraction Activity Sheet
Differentiated Easter Dice Addition Activity Sheet
Faberge Eggs PowerPoint – The Department for Education have put together this list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

Virtual Tours and Trips – 60-Virtual-Tours-and-Trips – As we can’t get out this Easter, why not check out some of these virtual tours and trips?

Virtual dive in the ocean –


Monday 30th March 2020

NURSERY Monday 30th
Easter Egg Hunt Powerpoint

Monday 23rd March 2020

Remember to tweet any work you would like to share @WellingtonPSBD2 as we would love to see how you are all getting on.

**Nursery Challenge** – This week’s sound is ‘e’ – can you practise writing the letter e. Practise making the ‘e’ sound, look for things which begin with ‘e’, and look for the letter ‘e’ on signs, in books etc…and everywhere you can think of.  Email us:

Nursery have been learning numbers up to 10, this weeks number is 5.  Maybe you could go on a number hunt to find the number 5 or any other numbers!  Grown-ups it’s completely up to you how you do this. Here are a few ideas to get you started:-

You could hide numbers around the house for your child to find. They might even look for them in order. Forwards to ten then backwards from ten etc.

You could look in your cupboards. Do you see any numbers on food packaging? What do the numbers mean? Can you count out that number of items?

Your child could take a pen and paper around the house with them to copy any numbers they find.

Or maybe you could take a walk around your local area to look for house numbers, number plates on cars etc.

Follow the story of 5 on Topmarks

Don’t forget to share your learning with us.

Have fun, Mrs Thornton & Mrs Cordner-Hussain 🙂    #nurserychallenge

Learning ideas for children in Nursery
Activities to Try at Home
Comparing Numbers to 10-Transport-Themed Activity
Early Learning Goals Parent and Carers Guide
EYFS Counting and Ordering Numbers to 20 Home Learning Challenges
EYFS Maths Problem-Solving Cards
I spy and add to 10
I spy and count to 10
I spy and add to 10 (1)
I spy and count to 10 (1)
Superhero Addition Up To Ten Worksheet!/50-things-to-do-before-youre-five

The Imagination Tree – – A range of art and craft activities – This looks like a great site, with lots of printable resources.