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Week 2 - 11th-15th Jan 2021

Nursery Planning (for both am and pm Nursery)

This week we are going to continue our winter topic. There will be activities below, as well as the nursery staff reading the children winter stories. Additionally, we are going to be thinking about 2D shapes.

Our main text for the week will be Elmer in the snow. Therefore, there will be Elmer activities for you to download and use. Please keep checking this page for regular updates as the days go by.


Morning nursery parents: below is a video explaining how to use Mini Mash which is part of Purple Mash. Please watch this. There are lots of lovely activities for your child to access on Mini Mash!

Thank you for your support.

Purple Mash for Parents: Exploring Mini Mash for Early Years learners

In this video we will look at Mashing in the Early years and explore Mini Mash - an interactive virtual classroom that allows children in Nursery and Recepti...


Try this powerpoint game so that your child becomes more familiar with everyday sounds and can discriminate between them.  Can they make their own sounds around the house using objects, toys and even their own bodies?  (When you download it, click on 'enable editing', then 'slide show' then 'from beginning'.  Make sure the sounds is on too.)

Play Dough

Below is our play dough recipe. Using play dough will strengthen the muscles in the hand, to assist writing. I have included a video of 'dough disco' that your child could follow using their play dough.

Our Play dough Recipe (cooked)

3 cups of flour,

1 1/2 cups of salt,

3 cups of water,

6 tsp of cream of tartar,

3 tbsp of oil,

food colouring

Put it all in a pan and stir until it is formed 

Let's Go To The New Dough Disco

Dough disco is exercise for the fingers to improve fine muscle control. It is good before long writing tasks as a warm-up but essential every day exercise fo...

Snow Bears story

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2D shape

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Recognising some 2D shapes and looking at the number of sides.

Elmer In The Snow - Story Book

Elmer in the Snow - Elmer Picture Books (Paperback)David McKee (author)Read by Margaret Butcher

Number lesson

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Recognising numerals 1-5 and ordering.

Story: Guess how much I love you in winter

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Kipper's Snowy Day by Mick Inkpen

Paul Spike Bowler reading another lovely story by Mick Inkpen

Why not watch the video below and see if you can create a scarf that looks just like Kipper's.  All you need is a piece of paper, a pencil, a red pencil or crayon and a green pencil or crayon.  Please email either Mrs Barton or Miss Hall a picture of your finished scarf.

Draw your own scarf

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In Kipper’s story, his friend Tiger is wrapped up with his hat and gloves.  Watch the video below and see if you can draw round your hands too to create your own pair of gloves.  All you need is a pencil and some paper.  Have fun!

Create your own pair of gloves

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Science experiment

Why not try this science experiment at home.  All you need is a yogurt pot other two, some small toys and some water....... and a freezer!  Remember to ask a grown up to help you.

Frozen III

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This is what happened when we took our yogurt pots out of the freezer.

Our frozen people

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ICT skills

'Ten Little Lights' - A wonderful online wintry story about a group of animals wandering through the snow to find somewhere to keep warm. Help your child to use and develop their ICT skills to click through the pages.

'One Snowy Night' by Nick Butterworth

A lovely story about a group of animals wanting to get in from the cold.

Snack time

When it is snack time at home, why not set up snack for a few of your toys too.  You could sit them in a circle on the floor or maybe at a table.  I wonder what they would like to eat.

Story time

Toys love to listen to stories too.  Here you can see a few of the toys at Nursery sitting comfortably in the reading den ready for a story.


Why is it so important to wash our hands?

Watch the video below and see why it is so important to keep our hands clean.  Maybe then you can try and explain to your grown-ups why and when it so important to wash them.

‘I don’t want to wash my hands’ by Tony Ross

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