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Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Wednesday 22nd April 2020


Hi everyone,

Here are some activities for today.  I am in school today supporting the children of key workers so may not be able to reply to messages as quickly as usual, but I will definitely reply to them as soon as I can.  I hope you enjoy today’s home learning. 

I can be contacted on class dojo or by emailing

Kind Regards,


Mr Leese


Activity Suggestions for Today


Phonics and Literacy

Remember the ‘Fred Games’ are available for children to play.  We play the ‘Fred Said’ game almost daily in Nursery and the children really enjoy it.  Remember the aim of the game is to encourage children to blend sounds together to say words e.g. ‘Fred says put your hand on your h-i-p-s’ and the children will hopefully reply with ‘hips’ and follow the instruction. 


Ruth Miskin is delivering a speed sounds lesson on her Youtube channel at 9.30am.    I have received mixed feedback from parents about these lessons, but if you wish to view them, they are available. 


View Alphablocks Series 1 episode 13 – 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 ‘g’.  Remember to revise some of the letters that we have learned so far.  I have included the link to the Epic Phonics writing ‘f’ video below. 


Use the ‘Practise blending sounds for CVC words’ video below to encourage the children to blend (put together) the individual sounds to make up a word.  Please define any of the words that the children are unsure of. 

Continue with the name writing.  It would be fantastic if Nursery children could write their names confidently by the time they start Reception class. 

Alphablocks - Volume 1 Episode 13 - Bop (Letter B)

Lowercase Alphabet Letter G Learn to Read and Write

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

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


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

Yesterday as part of the arts and craft activity the children were asked to build the tallest tower that they can.  Today, using building kits such as lego, duplo or other kits that you may have could the children build three towers and then try to put them in order from tallest to shortest.  The aim of this activity is to encourage children to use the language of tallest and shortest.  This is also an opportunity to use the language biggest and smallest. 

If the children do not have building kits or do not want to build towers could they use three items from around the house and order them according to size e.g. a wooden spoon, a dessert spoon and a tea spoon or dad’s socks, their socks and baby’s socks etc. 

Number song 1-20 for children | Counting numbers | The Singing Walrus

The Singing Walrus presents "Number song 1-20 for children" - an upbeat chant that helps kids count the numbers 1-20. The kids all count from 1-20 together t...

Arts, Crafts and Understanding of the World

Can you make a model of a car or aeroplane?  If you do not want to build one could you draw one? 

Physical Development

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


If you prefer to have a sing and a dance I have included the link for the ‘Music Man’ video.  This is always very popular in Nursery.


There is also a link to dough disco.  Dough disco is very good to strengthen hand muscles which are needed for writing.

5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 1 | The Body Coach TV

Great for all ages but aimed primarily at Key Stage 1 40 seconds work | 20 seconds rest Marching On The Spot Star Jumps Low Sprint Shuffle Squats Climb The Rope

I am the Music Man - Action Songs for Children - Brain Breaks - Kids Songs by The Learning Station

Popular children's brain breaks, action dance song, I am the Music Man. From the CD, Brain Breaks Action Songs: Let's Move! Brain Breaks Action Songs: Let's ...

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

Yesterday the story was ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson.  There were some questions, as always, to discuss and here are the answers.



1) Why did the witch’s hat come off?

The wind blew the hat off.


2) What does ‘searched’ mean?

‘Searched’ means ‘looked’.


3) Do you think the witch is friendly?  Why/why not?

She is friendly because she lets the animals join her on the broom.


4) What did the witch lose after her hat?

The witch lost her bow after she lost her hat.


5) Who found the witch’s bow?

The Green Bird found the bow.


6) Who found the witch’s wand?

The frog found the wand.


7) The broom snapped.  What does ‘snapped’ mean?

The word ‘snapped’ means the broom broke.


8) How did the animals all work together to help the witch?

The animals all worked together to scare off the dragon who was about to eat the witch. 


Story for Wednesday – ‘Farmer Duck’ by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury


  1.   The farmer in the story is described as ‘lazy’.  What does ‘lazy’ mean?


2) How do you think the duck felt having to do all of the work all day?


3) The duck got ‘sleepy and weepy’, what does this mean?


4) In the end all of the animals helped to duck do the work on the farm.  Do you think this made him feel better?


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

Farmer Duck - World Book Day

Farmer Duck isn't your average duck. This duck cooks and cleans, tends the fields, and cares for the other animals on the farm-all because the owner of the f...