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Thursday 30th April 2020

Thursday 30th April 2020


Hi everyone,


Here are some activity suggestions for today.  I hope you enjoy them.  Remember all activities from previous days stay on the site so if there is something that you want to revisit, you are able to do so.  Thanks also for the pictures.  I have been posting them on the Nursery homepage. 


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 19 – 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.   


An easier one for the writing today - ‘m’.  See the video below.  You can try writing letters from previous days too if you wish.  Remember, 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 link below for blending activity.


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

Alphablocks: Episode 19 - Space

Phonics Blending Song CVC Words and More Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! A phonics song that helps children practice using th...

Lowercase Alphabet Letter M Learn to Read and Write

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



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


Play the ladybird maths game.  There are three different challenges to this game.  When clicking on the link you are presented with three choices, ‘counting, matching or ordering’.  Each one gets slightly more challenging.  I would suggest starting with the ‘counting’ and then work through the choices up to a level that is comfortable for your child.  When playing the game you can return to the main menu by clicking on the ‘menu’ tab in the top left hand corner.

Link below to ladybird maths game.

Count And Move (HD) | Super Simple Songs

Get the Super Simple App for iOS! ► We hope you enjoy this counting song! Practice counting to 20 with the updated HD version of our ...

Arts, Crafts and Understanding of the World


Choose one of the lego activities and build something fantastic.

Physical Development

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


Check out the Go Noodle Frozen exercise routine. See the link below.   I have also included another Go Noodle video. 

PE With Joe | Thursday 30th April

Frozen 2: Make Your Move | GoNoodle

Move along, FREEZE, and feel the magic with all your favorite characters from Frozen 2! Create a free account on now and find hundreds of ways t...

Banana Banana Meatball - Blazer Fresh | GoNoodle

Patterns made of shapes, patterns made of grapes. Patterns in the air, patterns everywhere. Patterns in an app, patterns in this sing and dance alon...

Story Time


Story for today – Wednesday 29th April 2020 – The Rainbow Fish.


Watch the video below and then discuss these questions.


1) The Rainbow Fish was described as ‘beautiful’.  What does ‘beautiful’ mean?

‘Beautiful’ means that something or someone looks very nice. 


2) At the beginning (start) of the story, do you think the Rainbow Fish was a kind fish?  Why/why not?

The Rainbow fish was not very kind because he wouldn’t share any of his shiny scales.  Rainbow Fish was also rude.


3) Why did no one want to play with the Rainbow Fish?

They did not want to play with him because he was rude and would not share.


4) The Rainbow Fish became ‘lonely’.   What does ‘lonely’ mean?

Someone is lonely if they are on their own and would like to be with others.


5) What did the octopus tell the Rainbow Fish to do?

The octopus told the Rainbow Fish to give away his shiny scales.


6) Did the Rainbow Fish feel happy after he had given away his shiny scales?

Yes he did.


7) What does this story teach us?

The story teaches us to share and be kind to others.  It also teaches us that we can be happy by giving things to others and sharing.


8) Did you enjoy this story?  Why/why not?

No right or wrong answer to this one as long as children have justified their choices.


Story for today – Thursday 30th April 2020 – The Three Billy Goats Gruff


Watch the story and then discuss these questions.


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

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

3) Can you describe what the troll looked like?

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

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

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

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 Toll wit...