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Friday 1st May 2020

Friday 1st May 2020


Hi everyone,


Well done for working so hard this week and thanks for all the pictures you have been sending in.    


As part of our work next week we will be learning a bit about VE Day.  Walsall Council are collecting photographs of children’s work about VE Day so it would be great if you could send pictures in that I could forward to the council.  More details to follow next week. 


I can be contacted on class dojo or by emailing


Kind Regards,


Mr Leese


Activity Suggestions for Today


Phonics and Literacy


Ruth Miskin is delivering a speed sounds lesson on her Youtube channel at 9.30am.    The programme developed by Ruth Miskin (RWI) is the one that the children will use in Reception.  Nursery children may find the lessons a little dull, but the content is ideal.    


View Alphablocks Series 1 episode 20 – again the link is lower down the page.  The feedback that I have received from parents about Alphablocks is really positive and the children are enjoying it.  The series was developed by the BBC.   


Have a go at writing lower case ‘n’.  See the video below.  You can try writing letters from previous days too if you wish.  Little and often is usually the best way with Nursery aged children as is frequent revisiting of what has already been learned.


Continue working on blending skills; a vital skill is mastering reading.  See the activity below where children have to match words to pictures. 


The name writing is really coming on – please keep going. 

Jolly Phonics Phase Two

children good

Lowercase Alphabet Letter N Learn to Read and Write

Learn to read and write the lowercase letter N with this fun and engaging letter formation video. Listen to the phonic sound the letter N makes over and over...

Альфаблокс Сезон 1 Серия 20 "Hide" - Alphablocks Series 1 Episode 20 "Hide"

Обучающие мультики на английском для дошкольников! Учите английский? Ищете репетитора по английскому языку? Тогда вам сюда - Видео на а...


As always revise counting to 20 with the song – link below.   


Try the superhero counting activity below.  

Let's Count to 20 Song For Kids

Let's sing and count to 20 in this fun children's song! Purchase this video to view offline Mac or Windows click here: Original song by Matt http://www.dream...

Arts, Crafts and Understanding of the World


Choose one of the lego activities and build something fantastic.  So far Nathan has built a superb restaurant using lego and Chantae has worked with her sister to make a spaceman.  The pictures can be seen on the photographs page.  Any more pictures that I receive will be posted on the photographs page.


Next week we will be looking at VE Day celebrations so the arts and craft work will focus on that.

Physical Development


The PE lessons by Joe Wicks can be accessed on You Tube. 


Check out the dough disco link.  The purpose of dough disco is to strengthen the hand, wrist and arm muscles to support writing.

PE With Joe | Friday 1st May

Fine motor development | Playdough song | If you're happy and you know it

A fun playdough song to develop fine motor control and coordination - get your kids ready for writing! Easy to follow playdough routine which is 3 minutes lo...

Story Time


The Three Billy Goats Gruff – Answers to questions.


Here are the answers to the questions that were posted yesterday. 


1) Why did the goats want to cross the bridge?

The goats had eaten all the grass on their side of the bridge and wanted to cross over to the field that was full of nice green grass. 


2) The troll was described as ‘awful’.  What does ‘awful’ mean?

If something or someone is ‘awful’ it means that they are not very nice at all.


3) Can you describe what the troll looked like?

The story said ‘His skin was green.  His nose was long and crocked.  He had warts on his skin and sharp yellow teeth in his mouth.’ The story also described him as a smelly awful troll. 


4) Little Billy Goat Gruff and Medium Billy Goat Gruff were both described as ‘smart’.  What does this mean?

This means that they were clever.


5) What noise did the goats’ hooves make on the bridge?

The hooves went ‘clipperty clop, clipperty clop.’


6) Which was your favourite part of the story and why?

No right or wrong answer to this question as long as children can give a reason.


Story for Today 1st May – Eat Your Peas


Watch the story and then discuss the following questions.


1) What was the girl in the story called?

2) What did mum want Daisy to do?

3) What is your favourite vegetable?

4) Towards the end of the story mum promised Daisy a lot of things if she ate her peas.  Would you eat your peas for all those things?

5) What did Daisy say mum had to do in order for her to eat her peas?

6) Peas are very good for you.  Can you think of any other food that is good for you?

7) Did you enjoy the story?  Why/why not?

Eat Your Peas - Read Along Story

Eat Your Peas Paperback - 1 Jan 2009 by Kes Gray (Author), Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)