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Are you a Nursery child who is self-isolating in Spring 1, 2022? If so and you would like to continue with your learning from home, please see the ideas below!

We are still at the mercy of some Covid restrictions so if you have your child at home because they cannot be in Nursery please see some suggestions below:


Pattern and early number

Lesson 1: recognise, describe and copy colour and size patterns - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognise-describe-and-copy-colour-and-size-patterns-6cuk0t

LESSON 2: recognise, describe, copy and extend colour and size patterns - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognise-describe-and-copy-and-extend-colour-and-size-patterns-ccukcd

LESSON 3: create and describe colour and size patterns - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/create-and-describe-colour-and-size-patterns-64rk2d

LESSON 4: create colour or size patterns - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/create-colour-or-size-patterns-6xhk2r

LESSON 5: count 1 and 2 objects reliably - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/count-one-and-two-objects-reliably-71h3jc

LESSON 6: count 1, 2 and 3 objects reliably - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/count-one-two-and-three-objects-reliably-6wu3ac

LESSON 7: count 1, 2 and 3 objects using abstract materials - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/count-one-two-and-three-reliably-using-abstract-materials-6ru38c

LESSON 8: estimate a number of objects and check by counting within 3 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-estimate-a-number-of-objects-and-check-by-counting-within-three-75j36e

LESSON 9: count 1, 2 and 3 objects and make representations for each number - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/count-one-two-and-three-objects-reliably-and-create-representations-for-each-number-69j66r

LESSON 10: consolidation of pattern and early number - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidation-of-pattern-and-early-number-69k64t


Number within 6

LESSON 1: count 4 objects reliably - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/count-four-objects-reliably-75jk4r

LESSON 2: develop an understanding about the number 4 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/develop-an-understanding-about-the-number-four-cmu3cr

LESSON 3: count 5 objects reliably - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/count-five-objects-reliably-6xj6at

LESSON 4: count 6 objects reliably - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/count-six-objects-reliably-61k6cc

LESSON 5: explore conservation of numbers within 6 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/explore-conservation-of-number-within-6-ccw30c

LESSON 6: explore 1 more within 6 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-one-more-within-six-74u34t

LESSON 7: explore 1 fewer within 6 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/explore-one-fewer-within-six-6wr66c

LESSON 8: place numbers 1-6 in order - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-place-numbers-1-6-in-order-ctk66t

LESSON 9: develop conservation of number within 6 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/develop-conservation-of-number-within-six-cgr62c

LESSON 10: consolidating of counting to 6 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidate-learning-of-numbers-within-6-70tk0c


Literacy - The Three Little Pigs

LESSON 1: listen to and join in with a story - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-and-join-in-with-a-story-cmw3gt

LESSON 2: map and speak the story - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-map-and-speak-the-story-6mw32c

LESSON 3: step and speak the story - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-step-and-speak-the-story-6mvkat

LESSON 4: mime the moods in the story - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-mime-the-moods-in-the-story-c5jpar

LESSON 5: dance the moods in the story - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-dance-the-moods-in-the-story-69jp8c

LESSON 6: role-play feelings with speech - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-role-play-feelings-with-speech-6mv3ac

LESSON 7: speak/write a simple sentence with an adjective - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-simple-sentences-with-an-adjective-6ct32r

LESSON 8: recycle a story by changing characters - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recycle-a-story-by-changing-characters-68rkje

LESSON 9: recycle a story by changing characters and materials - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recycle-a-story-by-changing-characters-and-materials-64wk8d

LESSON 10: create a story with a familiar lesson learnt - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-create-a-story-with-a-familiar-lesson-learnt-65k38c



We will be looking at Baptism and God's Family. Talk to your child about their name. Does their name have a particular meaning? Why is naming a child so important? Talk about why Baptism might be important to people who want to be in God's Family.



If you have been baptised, ask your parent/carer to show you the photos of your baptism and explain what happens at baptism and why you were baptised.  Can they help you to act out a baptism?

If you have not been baptised, watch this video with a parent/carer  https://brisbanecatholic.org.au/articles/catholic-baptism/

Can you now act out a baptism and think why people get baptised?


God's Family

Draw a picture of all the people who care for you and look after you.

Did you include Fr Patrick?  He is our parish priest.  He also cares for you and looks after you.  He says prayers for you and holds Mass every week.


Understanding the World


LESSON 1: understanding what a habitat is - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-what-a-habitat-is-6mv3ed

LESSON 2: understanding what makes a good habitat - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-what-makes-a-good-habitat-70ukjd

LESSON 3: matching animals to an appropriate habitat - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-match-animals-to-an-appropriate-habitat-6wr6cc

In Nursery, we will be thinking all about water and about River.

At home, you might want to think about different creatures that live in water.


Grandma's House

Can you use junk modelling to build a house for Red Riding Hood's Grandma?

What do you think would be the best materials to make your house out of?  Can you try making a number of different houses and seeing which would be strongest?  What would happen if it rained on your house?



It is so important that you keep moving even when you are stuck at home.  Why not join in a Joe Wicks workout? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhHY8mOQ5eo



National Geographic Kids - www.natgeokids.com/uk

Duolingo – www.duolingo.com

Mystery Science – www.mysteryscience.com

The Kids Should See This – www.thekidshouldseethis.com

Crash Course Kids – www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

Crestawards – www.crestawards.org

Paw Print Badges www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Tinkercad www.tinkercad.com

Cbeebies Radio – www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Nature dectives – www.naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org/school-resources/find

Oxford Owl www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

Blue Peter Badges – www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

The Artful Parent – www.facebook.com/artfulparent

Red Ted Art www.redtedart.com

The Imagination Tree – www.theimaginationtree.com

Toy Theatre – www.toytheatre.com

Twinkl – www.twinkl.co.uk

The Muddy Puddle Teacher – www.themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk

Mummy Pickles – www.instagram.com/mummypickles www.facebook.com/sophiepicklesearlyyears

Mrs Mactivity – www.mrsmactivity.co.uk

Yoga – www.yoginisyoga.uk

Cosmic Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Science experiments – www.myfirstdiscoveries.co.uk/early-years-scince-activities-eyfs

Boom shake the alphabet – www.youtube.com/results?search_query=boom+shake+the+alphabet

Phonics Play – www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Come outside - https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=come+outside

Makaton – www.wetalkmakaton.org/


  • Read lots to your child every day. Talk about what is happening on each page of the story
  • Play lotto games – matching pictures
  • Hide an object in a ‘mystery bag’ and give clues to what might be inside.
  • Sound talk throughout the day – ‘Put on your c-oa-t’ ‘Sit on the ch-air’
  • Say the initial sounds of objects used through the day to encourage your child to recognise them.
  • Hide objects around your home and ask your child to find them. For example 'Find things beginning with the sound 'b'. 
  • Encourage your child to mark-make with pens, pencils, chalk etc to encourage good pencil grip and fine motor skills 

Number work

  • Pair socks
  • Play snakes and ladders
  • Bigger and smaller games – find something bigger/smaller than an object you have
  • Add numbers to pegs and order them
  • Measure ingredients to cook things/help make dinner
  • Sing number songs – see website list
  • Sort toys by colour/shape
  • Make a rain collector – keep a record
  • Perfume or potion making- mud, petal, water etc
  • Card games – snap and find the pairs
  • Sort coins
  • Build train tracks
  • Build towers – how many blocks did you use?
  • Make a bowling game out of toilet rolls
  • Make up number stories – I went to the zoo and I saw three lions, two tigers and four leopards, how many animals did I see altogether? I went shopping and I brought two chocolate frogs and 3 chocolate mice, how many chocolates did I have? I ate four, how many do I have now?

Communication and Language

  • Tell made up and known stories with homemade puppets – use old socks, wooden spoons lolly sticks or straws
  • Sing Nursery Rhymes
  • Play Simon Says
  • Make music with saucepans and Tupperware
  • Play guessing games – such as think of an animal and give your child clues to guess
  • Play board games
  • Learn Makaton (see website list)
  • Record videos of your child retelling the stories and share them with us
  • Story scribing – get your child to tell you a story and write down what they say
  • Make up some Silly Rhymes
  • Shopping bag game – I went to the shop and bought an apple. The next person says I went to the shop and bought an apple and a potato and so on
  • Go on a listening walk somewhere secluded talk about the sounds you hear
  • Collect things on your walk or do a treasure hunt. Collect them in an egg box to sort out later
  • Make a ‘natural’ crown of things you find out and about

Physical Development

  • Thread pasta onto wool or string
  • Water play in the bath or sink –scooping, pouring and measuring
  • Design a treasure hunt around the house
  • Junk model with your recycling
  • Make play dough (recipe easily found online)
  • Play m\usical statues
  • Lego and block play – talk about what you are building and why?
  • Sensory play – jelly, shaving foam, soap
  • Make dens out of cushions, furniture and blankets
  • Allow your child to choose their outfit for the day and encourage them to dress without any help
  • Make an obstacle course (inside or outside)
  • Explore any old electric items that can be dismantled
  • Water painting outside
  • Chalk on the pavement

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Give someone in your family a lovely back massage
  • Share stories – work together to retell them and act them out
  • Help to prepare dinner together as a family
  • Give the children responsibility to help with house hold chores 
  • At meal times sit together and talk about the day
  • Try to keep a routine – make some visual cards with your child (if needed) to represent these eg, breakfast time, exercise time, learning time, bedtime
  • Find time to relax and have quiet time with your child
  • Talk to your friends and family via facetime/skype
  • Tell jokes
  • Discuss the news and talk about how some people are less fortunate than us
  • Always encourage your child to tidy away their toys and encourage independence
  • If possible and safe think about how you may be able to help your neighbours

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Dance to music – use scarves and other props
  • Sing familiar songs and make up your own words
  • Make shakers with rice or pasta 
  • Make your own paint with shaving foam or coloured ice
  • Make props to your favourite stories and act then out.
  • Encourage your child to use your recycling for junk modelling

Understanding the World

  • Blow bubbles
  • Make bread or pizza for the family to share
  • Plant cress seeds and watch them grow. You could grow them in different locations with different conditions to see how this affects their growth
  • Observe the weather each day and make a weather chart
  • Make a family tree
  • Freeze small toys in ice and work out how to free them. You could use warm water, mild salt solution and wooden spoons etc)
  • Make a rainbow out of skittle sweets around the edge of a small plate – add water and watch a rainbow appear.
  • Look at different ICT around the house. Can you learn to use it carefully and safely?  Eg remote controls, the microwave, phones
  • Feed the birds in your garden and keep a tally of the birds that visit. Is there any other wildlife in your garden? Help your child to use ICT to find out about the wildlife you might spot.
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