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Nursery 2020

Nursery Isolation October 2020

Here are a few ideas of things you can do at home over the next couple of days, please don’t feel you have to do them all or any, remember it is half term next week and the children have had a busy, exciting  and quite a long first half term back in school so are ready for a rest! These ideas are things you can do generally to just consolidate their work from this half term.


Sounds work – we have been working on environmental sounds

There is a you tube link below that has some great listening activities by a fantastic teacher called Mr Mc, they are based on phase 1 which is all about listening and learning about sounds around us.

Another website that is great is phonics, again it is phase 1 – the children have used this in school and are familiar with it.

If you haven’t got access to any devices then simple games like

  • a  sound walk around the house/garden
  • placing items out of sight and rattling them can they guess what they are? (a blindfold always makes this more exciting)
  • get them to find things that make noises, they found this tricky in Nursery and were suggesting things that don’t actually make a noise!


Letter sounds    m    a   s  (consolidation)

 If you can continue to work on the children recognising the grapheme (letter shape) and saying the sound.  Children sort items that start with the sound next to the letter (just write letter – lower case - on a bit of paper) hunt around the house and garden for things that start with that sound.

Play I spy (a picture sheet is in the file below if you have access) if not just around the home any sounds will do as the auditory aspect of this is the important bit.

Singing and finger exercises

Early years Emily on you tube is fab, if you have any playdough at home (the songs can be done without the dough if you want!) These activities are finger strengthening exercises to music, that help with the development of muscles in the hands for early writing.

If you haven’t got devise access then threading, lego building, using BBQ tongs or tweezers to move things from one dish to another etc



We have worked on learning and consolidating numbers 123

Numberblocks series 1 episodes 1-4

Recognising 123 in different formats dice dots, tally, fingers, groups of objects encouraging the children to see on sight there are one, two or three (subitsing) without counting. We are working on the children verbalising their knowledge “it’s 3 because it’s more than 2 and less than 4.”

Keep working on the formation of 0 1 2 3   Rhyme for three is … around a tree, around a tree that’s how we make a number 3!

Some worksheet/games are in the file below.


Topic – Autumn  

We had used the ebook Don’t hog the Hedge, as our starting point there is a copy of this being read on you tube (the children have watched this in school).

If we had been in nursery, we were going to continue our work on hedgehogs learning about hibernation, there is a power point attached( in the files below)but it will need you to explain it and discuss it with the children. If you haven't access then just chatting to them about animals that hibernate or migrate is fine.

We were going to make a ‘hedgehog hotel’ in Nursery garden, there is a sheet attached on how to do this, if you would like to make one at home in the garden.

We were also going to do leaf printing with all the lovely leaves the children had brought in.


All the activities suggested above are for you to dip into and out of as and when you can, there are lots there to give you some variety, please do not feel you have to do them all. All children engage at different levels and with differing learning approaches. If you have any queries at all then please contact me, (Mrs Morrison) on dojo. Thank you, stay safe!

Welcome to Saint Monica's RC Primary School Nursery

Our Staff are:

Nursery Teacher: Mrs Charlotte Morrison

Full Time Nursery Assistant: Mrs Bridie O'Brien

Part Time Nursery Assistant: Mrs Diane McLoughlan

Below is a power point with lots of information about your child starting Nursery. If you have any queries please contact Mrs Morrison at school.