Well done Nursery

Well done Nursery
Dear Nursery,Next week is half term therefore there will be no further blogs until we return to school. School will only be open to the existing key worker children on Monday 1st June and Tuesday 2nd June so we can implement all the changes needed in order to reopen the school safely to Nursery, Reception, Year One and Year Six. The phased return w...
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Wednesday 20th May - Nursery

Wednesday 20th May - Nursery
Dear Nursery, I hope you are enjoying the work set on Monday. I have some craft and computer activities for you to try at home. Make your Favourite Characters-●Make a puppet of a famous story character. Use a toilet roll and draw, colour and stick other bits of material onto the tube to make your own character puppet. This can be a charac...
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Monday 18th May 2020 -Nursery

Monday 18th May 2020 -Nursery
Good morning Nursery, How was your weekend, I hope it was a good one. I hope you are all well and you enjoyed last week's activities. Below are the activities for this week set out under the headings. On Wednesday I will be blogging other fun activities for you to try.  I have attached below some of the resources you may like to use. ...
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Nursery have been working hard!

Nursery have been working hard!
Good morning Nursery,I am always delighted to receive emails from you. Here are some of the photos I have received this week. You have all been working really hard and you may find some additional ideas in amongst these photos to try at home.   ​Fantastic mark making in the sand, initial sound work and making a hedgehog house.  Mark makin...
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Wednesday 13th May - Nursery

Wednesday 13th May - Nursery
Dear NurseryI hope you have enjoyed the tasks set on Monday. The topic work for this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the world's rainforests. Learning may focus on the plants, animals and insects that inhabit the rainforest, food that originates there and weather patterns. It could look at plants and anima...
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Monday 11th May

Monday 11th May
 Dear Nursery, How was your weekend, I hope it was a good one. I've been playing with my children, enjoying the garden, walking my dog and diamond painting.Following Boris Johnson's speech last night, I know many of you will be wondering what the plan for returning to school is. The guidelines for reopening apply to Reception, Year One an...
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A celebration of all your hard work.

A celebration of all your hard work.
Dear Nursery, The children have been working very hard and have obviously enjoyed the activities with you. We are so proud of all the work you have been sending to us over the weeks. We are delighted to see photos of the children learning at home. Here are a selection of photos that have been sent over the past week. The children have been lea...
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Wednesday 6th May - Fine motor skills

Wednesday 6th May - Fine motor skills
Good morning Nursery,Please try two different fine motor activities this week. It is important for your child to develop their fine motor skills in order to hold a pencil correctly, using the tripod grip. My own son is learning to move from the palmer grip to the tripod grip. It is a developmental stage of learning to mark make and involves good fi...
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The tasks this week

The tasks this week
Good morning children and parents,We are changing the way we are setting work. In Early Years, most of the 'work' we do is play based, so our tasks will reflect this.On Monday, we will blog activities related to English and Mathematics. On Wednesday, we will be posting a blog linked to our class topic or a play based learning activity. Our final bl...
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Well Done Nursery!

Well Done Nursery!
​Dear Nursery, We are so proud of the work you have produced whilst working at home. Here are some photos of some of the work that has been sent to me this week. One of our class celebrated their birthday this week, Happy Birthday.  Keep sending me your photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Poole and Mrs Byrne
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Some fun Phonics and Mathematics activities for you to try.

Some fun Phonics and Mathematics activities for you to try.
Dear Parents and carers,It has been a pleasure to speak to many of you over the past few days. Here are some fun Phonics and Mathematics activities for you to try.  ​Have a look around your home and see if you can find any items starting with these letters. Can you draw them? Can you write the letters you can hear in the words? Have a loo...
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Summer 1, Week 2

Summer 1, Week 2
Hi Nursery,Please check the wonderful blog by Mrs Walker, posted last week and entitled 'A message to grown ups.' The blog contains some information about playing with your child, which is something we do daily in Early Years. The mental and physical wellbeing of the children is very important to us all.  This week I have some more fun learnin...
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Super work!

Super work!
​Here are some of the wonderful photos I have been sent over the past week. Keep up the good work and keep sharing your photos and activities. The email address to send them to is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It always makes me smile to see your beautiful photos. Stay safe and keep smiling,Mrs Poole
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Being Active

Being Active
Mr McDermott, from Bishop Challoner, has kindly shared with me his website with some useful ideas and games for keeping active during this difficult time. The link to the website is:  https://www.yourschoolgames.com/sgo/bishop-challoner/  My children and I are going to try 'Socks in a box' and 'catching games' thi...
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Minibeasts and Life cycles.

Minibeasts and Life cycles.
Our topic for the first half of the Summer term would be looking at Life-cycles and minibeasts. The first life cycle we would be exploring would be that of a butterfly. We would have read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle in order to explore this.  You can watch an animated version of the story here. https://www.bing.com...
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Welcome back to the Summer Term

Welcome back to the Summer Term
​Hello Nursery,  I have had a lovely break. I hope you have had a wonderful time with your family and are staying safe at home.   Like Mrs Owen, I have been walking my dog, Reggie, daily. Here’s a photo of Reggie and me on an early morning walk.  ​Here are some ideas for you to try at home this week.&nbs...
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Cutting skills 

Cutting skills 
Hello Nursery. We hope you are enjoying the sunshine in your gardens or on a daily walk. Many children can't cut properly when they start Reception. I have used this opportunity for my children to practise their cutting skills. Mr Poole thinks it's child labour, either way they had fu...
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Week 2 working from home

Week 2 working from home
​I have loved receiving photos and emails from the parents of our Nursery children, who have been working from home. I am incredibly proud of all of your achievements.  Here is a selection of the photos I have received this week. Your parents really do have some fantastic ideas. Have a happy Pesach holiday, you've earned a rest from all t...
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A note from Mrs Poole

A note from Mrs Poole
 Hi Nursery, I hope you have had a great week at home. I have missed seeing your cheerful faces every day but I am pleased that lots of you are sending me photos via email. It’s lovely to see you happy and settled at home. It is very different working from home and not seeing your friends every day. I’ve added some photos of my first...
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A maths challenge for you

A maths challenge for you
Build a Tower Race Game You will need: 20 Duplo Bricks or other building blocks. A die or make a spinner, or ask someone to find a Dice-roll app on their phone or tablet.Someone to play with.Remember to count carefully.Look at the photos to see how to play. Have fun! ​Please send me your photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. H...
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