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Tuesday 28th April 2020

Tuesday 28th April 2020


Hi everyone,

Here are some activity suggestions for today.  I hope you enjoy them.  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 17 – 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.   


Try to write the letter ‘k’.  Remember to revise some of the letters that we have learned so far.  I have included the link to the Epic Phonics writing ‘k’ video below.  ‘k’ is a letter that many children find difficult to write so please be patient with this one.


Continue working on blending skills; a vital skill is mastering reading.  See link below for blending activity.


I have heard that children are making excellent progress with the name writing.  Learning to write names is a marathon, not a sprint and it can take a long time.  Please keep practising – little and often is the best way, as is much of the other learning that we do in Nursery.

Alphablocks - Volume 1 Episode 17 - Hill (Double Consonants FF, LL and SS)

The letter k - Learn to write the alphabet with Letter School

Learn how to write the letter k in lowercase and uppercase with the Letter School App! Practice writing big & small letters, get this awesome app here: https...

Phonics Blending Song CVC Words and More

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.



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


Try the ‘Teddy Counting’ game (link below).  In this game children have to count out a certain number of objects.  When clicking on the link you will be given the option to play the game with either numbers or words up to 5, 10 and 15.  I would recommend choosing the numbers option.  Start with numbers to 5 and if your child is confident with this then replay the game using numbers to 10.  Again, if they are confident with numbers to 10, try 15 to increase the challenge level.  There are other games on the site too that you may wish to explore. 

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


Can you use your lego, duplo etc to build the most amazing thing you can think of?


Physical Development


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


Check out the Go Noodle dance following the link below. 

PE With Joe | Tuesday 28th April

Trolls: Can't Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle

Get that sunshine in your pocket and that good soul in your feet as you dance, dance, dance along with the Trolls to this awesome JT song! Create a free acco...

Story Time


Story for Monday 27th April – The Tiger Child.


Please watch the story then discuss the questions below.


1) Why did the tiger do to the village?

The tiger’s fire had gone out and he wanted to get some more fire.


2) Why were people in the village frightened of the tiger?

They were scared of the tiger because they though he might hurt / eat them.


3) What is a baby or young tiger called?

A baby tiger is called a ‘cub’.


4) Can you remember any of the things that the tiger child did on his way to the village?

The tiger child climbed trees, splashed in pools and played with the monkeys on his way to the village.


5) What did the tiger child’s uncle want him to get from the village?

The tiger child’s uncle wanted the tiger child to get some more fire from the village.


6) What did the tiger child’s uncle say that the tiger child had become?

The tiger child’s uncle said that the tiger child was no longer a child, he had become a cat.


7) The story said that tigers now have to eat their food ‘raw’. What does ‘raw’ mean?

‘Raw’ food is food that is not cooked. 


8) Did you like the story?  Why/why not?

No right or wrong answer for this one as long as children can justify their decision.



Story time for Tuesday 28th April – Meg’s Eggs.


Watch the story then discuss the following questions.


1) What did Meg make in her first spell?

2) What was wrong with the eggs that Meg made?

3) Meg said ‘we will have to go to bed without supper.’  What is ‘supper’?

4) What happened to the first egg in the night?

5) Where did Meg take the dinosaur?

6) What did the third dinosaur do?

7) How did Meg solve the problem?

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

Meg and Mog Megs eggs