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Nursery Home Learning - week beginning October 18th 2021

Nursery Home Learning - Weeks beginning October 4th & October 11th 2021

Nursery Home Learning - week beginning 12.7.21

Summer in the Nursery!

Thank you God for Spring!

Nursery Rhymes

NURSERY HOME LEARNING TIMETABLE 22nd February – March 5th 2021










Use 1-10 number cards (made by writing numbers on small pieces of paper)

Practise making the number line, 1-10.

A wall is made with bricks.  Make brick rubbings with crayons.  Cut and stick your rectangular brick rubbings to make your own picture of a wall.

Humpty Dumpty rhyme.

Little Lumpty story, read on youtube.


Use a ball to play catch, taking turns to say a word that rhymes with ball.

How & Why Questions

How did H.D. get onto the top of the wall?

Why did he break?  What could have stopped him from breaking when he fell?



Write a number line with a repeating pattern, using two different coloured pens. 


Use two other colours to make another number line.

Test different objects in a bowl of water/bucket.

Do they float or sink?


Why do you think they float/sink?

Row, row, row your boat.

Make a junk model boat, using an empty cereal box.  Sound-talk names of toys to out into the boat, e.g. c-ar, d-oll, b-ook, br-ick.

“I went on a boat ride and saw…” (Based on the game, I went to market.)

Take turns to choose and repeat the things that we may have seen.



Make the number line, 1-10.

What number comes ‘before 5?’  What number comes ‘after 7?’

What number comes ‘between 6 and 8?’

Cut open a tea bag.  Feel and smell the tea leaves.

Mix into ‘warm’ water, what happens to the water?

Fruit/herbal teas would also be good to use.

Polly put the kettle on.

I’m a little teapot.

Pour the tea leaves onto a tray. 

Draw letter shapes with your finger.

Say the letter sound.  What else begins with the letter sound?

Use objects that are named in the rhymes.  Clap the syllables of the words.  Where is the ‘spout?’  What is ‘steam?’

Words to include – kettle, teapot, teacup, saucer, teabag, handle, spout, steam, boiling.



Make the number line, 1-10.

“I’m thinking of a number that comes before/after/between…”

Bricks feel ‘rough.’  What else feels rough? 

Sort rough and smooth objects around the house/garden.

Draw a story map of the Humpty Dumpty rhyme.  Take it in turns to tell each part of the story.

Make a rhyming wall.  Draw rectangles on a piece of paper.  Draw or adult scribe rhyming words on each row of bricks.

Give instructions for your child to draw Humpty Dumpty, or another Nursery Rhyme character.



Make the number line, 1-10.

Turn over a number card.

Identify the missing number.

Mary, Mary, quite contrary.

What is growing in your garden?  Are there any shoots?  Can you remember planting bulbs at Nursery?

Old Macdonald had a farm.

Draw and label (mark making) the farm animals.

“I’m thinking of a farm animal that begins with the sound ‘c.’

Ask your child to give you instructions to draw Humpty Dumpty, or another Nursery Rhyme character.










Writing the number line, 1-5 or 1-10.

Say a number (not in order) for your child to write on the paper. E.G.


      5   7

  4 5   7

Say one number at a time, building up the number line.

This helps children practise their visual memory of the number line.

Draw chalk numbers outside.  Choose a number for your child to jump onto, or throw a ‘pebble’ onto.

Make a sign for the garden.   For example, ‘Look after the flowers,’ or ‘Feed the birds.’

“Simon Says..”

Sound talk the instruction, for your child to blend.

For example,

j-ump (jump)

h-op (hop)

sk-ip (skip)

r-oll (roll)

Use your senses outside.

- what can you see?

-what can you hear?

-what can you feel?

-what can you smell?




Repeat the number line writing activity.

Have an ‘egg and spoon’ race, remembering that Humpty Dumpty broke when he fell!  Use alternative objects to balance onto the spoon.

Draw a map of your garden.  Label (mark make) grass, shed, flowers, slide, etc.


“Simon Says..”

Sound talk the instruction, for your child to blend.

For example,

Put your hands on your ‘h-ead.’  (n-eck, l-eg, h-air, n-ose, etc)


How many different colours can you see in your garden?




Practise counting sets of objects, and recording the total. Use everyday objects, e.g. socks.

Choose one of your favourite yoga sessions on youtube.

Listen to Nursery Rhymes and draw the characters.  Write their names. (mark making) You might be able to write their initial letter.

“Simon Says..”

Sound talk the instruction, for your child to blend (putting toys into a box).




Look for ‘long’ things and ‘short’ things.

Look for ‘tall’ things and ‘short’ things.’



Repeat the number line writing activity.

Find something to be a hurdle.  How many hurdles can you jump over?  Make an obstacle course.

Listen to your favourite worship song.  Draw things that you want to thank God for.  Label them (mark making) You might be able to write their initial letter.

“Simon Says..”

Sound talk the instruction, for your child to blend (putting food onto a plate).




Shapes – find things to make different shapes.  For examples, use pebbles or stones to make a circle.  You could use sticks to make a rectangle, looking for long and short sticks.



Practise counting sets of objects, and recording the total. Use everyday objects, e.g. socks.

Old Macdonald had a farm. How many different animals can you be?  Can you move like a duck?

We like playing outside.  Draw a smiley face with pictures of things that you like to do outside.  Label them (mark making) You might be able to write their initial letter.

“Simon Says..”

Sound talk the instruction, for your child to blend (drawing a person).

Draw the ‘head.’ 

(l-egs, n-ose, hands)

Recall the things that you talked about when you did your senses activity on Monday.  Say a thank you prayer for all the wonderful things that God has created in our world.




 youtube worship songs ‘Big Family of God’  ‘God is Love’  ‘The Singing Song’  ‘God is here’ ‘Every Step’

(by Nick and Becky Drake)

Lunchtime Prayer, “Munch, munch, munch, thank you for my lunch’

End of Day Prayer, “Bless my hair and bless my toes, bless my ears and bless my nose, bless my eyes and bless each hand, bless the feet on which I stand, bless each elbow, bless each knee, God bless every part of me.”

Light a candle and say thank you to God for somebody.



The children begin each day at Nursery by choosing books to look at independently.  This teaches them the skill of using the front cover to predict what the story is going to be about.  They then use the pictures to tell the story.  We learn to follow the text with our finger as we are ‘reading.’  Some children notice familiar letters from their name. 

At story time the children benefit from listening to familiar stories.  This helps them develop their vocabulary.  They are then able to re-tell the stories, often using the words from the text.  Give your child the opportunity to tell you a story that they are familiar with.  You could record it so they can listen to themselves, or you could write their script for them to illustrate.

It has been lovely to see so many children enjoying the activities at home.  Please continue to send photos and messages to the class e-mail address (

Please find the home learning activities below.  You may also repeat previous activities that you feel would benefit your child.  Young children need lots of repetition to consolidate their learning.

The Christmas Story

Role Play Hair Salon

Role Play Dental Surgery

We belong to Nursery

Our Nursery Prayer

Elmer - a favourite story

Goldilocks and the Three Bears - a favourite story

Our First Paintings