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Tuesday 5th May 2020

Tuesday 5th May 2020


Hi everyone,


The feedback that I received from the Oak Academy lessons yesterday was really positive.  I have included the link to the next series of lessons from Oak Academy to look at today.  There are also some activities relating to VE Day and some of the familiar activities that I have been posting during lockdown. 


There are lots of activities listed below.  Feel free to complete as many of them as you wish.


I can be contacted on class dojo or by emailing


Thank you once again for all the hard work that you are doing at home and keeping me posted with the photographs and messages.  I have been placing them all on the Nursery homepage.  Feel free to have a look at them and share them with the children.


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 22 – The link is lower down the page.


Revise all single letter sounds using the ‘Ants on my Arm’ song – link lower down the page.


Have a go at writing lower case ‘p’.  See the video below. 


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


Check out the online English lesson from Oak Academy relating to the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.   This is the next lesson in the series following on from the one yesterday. 

Alphablocks Series 1 Episode 22 "Map"

Alphablocks 1, 22

Jolly Phonics Phase Two

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Practice Blending Sounds for Reading- CVC Words Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! This reading machine helps children practice blendin...

Lowercase Alphabet Letter P Learn to Read and Write

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



Check out the lesson from Oak Academy about ordering numbers from 1-10.  If children are confident with doing this, try to increase the numbers.  Teen numbers can be quite tricky for many children.   This lesson follows on from the online maths lesson yesterday.

Arts, Crafts and Understanding of the World


You can revisit the link from yesterday’s lesson all about VE Day if you wish. 

VE Day is actually on Friday this week.  Throughout the country many people will be celebrating with a ‘stay at home street party’ – see the flyer on the Nursery homepage.  The link below is for some bunting which the children may wish to print and colour in to decorate the house.


See the link to Oak Academy for online lesson ‘All About Me’.

Physical Development


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


Use the Baby Shark song for some dough disco. Link Below. 

PE With Joe | Tuesday 5th May

Baby Shark Dance | Sing and Dance! | @Baby Shark Official | PINKFONG Songs for Children

❤️Learn and play with Official Pinkfong Baby Shark toys❤️ Shop here: 💙BABY SHARK CHANNEL OPEN!💙 ⬇Subscribe for exclusive Baby Shark vi...

Story Time


Answers to yesterday’s questions relating to Goldilocks and the Three Bears.


Enjoy the story and discuss the questions below.


1) The Three Bears lived in a cottage in the woods.  What is a ‘cottage’?

A cottage is a type of house.


2) Which bear was the biggest?

Daddy bear was the biggest.


3) Which bear was the smallest?

Baby bear was the smallest.


4) Why did the bears not eat their porridge straight away?

The bears did not eat their porridge straight away because it was too hot.  They decided to go for a walk in the woods whilst the porridge cooled down.


5) Why did everyone call Goldilocks ‘Goldilocks’?

Goldilocks was named after her long golden hair.


6) Do you think Goldilocks is well behaved?  Why/why not?

She is not well behaved.  She did not do what her mum told her to do.


7) The bears had a shock when they got back home.  What did they find?

They were shocked to see that someone had eaten their porridge, sat on their chairs and slept in their beds.  They were even more surprised to find Goldilocks still in Baby Bear’s bed.


8) Why did Goldilocks scream and run off towards the end of the story?

Goldilocks screamed when she woke up and saw the bears.  She ran off because she was frightened of them.


9) Do you think Goldilocks learned to do as she was told?

Hopefully she has. 


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

No right or wrong answer to this question as long as children can give reasons for their answers. 


5th May 2020- Instead of a story for today, please share the following short video clip with your child which explains a little about VE Day.



Why do we celebrate VE day?

An explanation of World war 2, VE day and why we celebrate it for young children Made with