Nursery: Blog items

Home Learner 🌟

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 7:34pm

What do you get if you cross a milk bottle with some craft resources? A Milkephant! 

Keep sending in your awesome creations for us to share on our blog every day 😎 

🌟You’re an Outstanding Home Learner! 🌟 again and again and again 


Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 7:24pm

We have received a very important video announcement from one of our fabulous young home learners who knows exactly what we need to do 



Rainbows 🌈

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 7:11pm

Exciting news everyone! The children of key workers who were in school today decided the rainbows we made in Nursery were so amazing that they wanted to make a huge one to put on the Doors at the entrance to our school too.  Don't they all look amazing! Make sure you take a look, the next time you're walking past. 

If you have made a rainbow, send your photos in so we can put them on our blog. 

See you all tomorrow 

Mrs Ganner





Wellbeing challenge number 3

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 10:49am

Hello everyone!

Today's challenge is something that I often enjoy doing when I'm feeling a little sad or worried about something.

Today I am challenging you to cook or bake something! If you can't do it today then why not plan something to make later in the week or even at the weekend? 

Take a look at this website that has plenty of easy and healthy recipes to look or see if you can invent something that includes the contents of your fridge or cupboard

Yesterday I made these cheese scones for me and my husband to have for lunch this week (they're not very healthy but they're very tasty and it's okay to have a little treat once in a while! cheeky)

Make sure you ask an adult to help you with any cooking or cutting and don't do anything before you check it's okay!

Have fun,

Mrs Glover

A big thanks to Miss Kenwell who sent me a picture of her sunshine yesterday (pictured below), she put my drawing to shame! laugh

Home Learning🌟

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 9:41pm

What a lovely surprise to come home to tonight. More home learning photos and 2 new requests for NUMBOT logins. This young learner has been so busy he didn’t even have time to get out of his pjs! What a great attitude to learning you have. Well done!

The tablet app looks very interesting. I’ve not seen that one before. What do you think he is creating on the paper plate ? I think it’s a beautiful, bright rainbow to make everyone in his family smile πŸ˜ƒ 

Keep sending your photos in. It really makes all of the teachers’ day to be able to see your photos

from Mrs Ganner 

🌟You’re an Outstanding Home Learner 🌟



NUMBOTS are go, go, go!

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 8:52pm

Only a few days a go we launched NUMBOTS for our nursery children. Already 5 children have been eagerly practicing their number skills by playing fun games. Remember, it only takes 5 minutes per day to build confidence and develop number sense. 

Let's give our fab five a great big Wow! 


How to Draw a Gorgeous Garden

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 6:39pm

Hello again,

Mrs Ganner here.

Sorry I'm posting so late today, it's been a busy, busy day! I've been working with the children of key workers and one of the children created something so beautiful I wanted to create something myself. Hope my drawing inspires you too. I've included some photos of her work and then the show me video I created afterwards.

If you create a gorgeous garden please send a photo of your work to 


Wellbeing challenge number 2

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 11:44am

Today's challenge is to draw your own sunshine then in the middle of it write or draw all the things that make you happy.

I've done one if you would like to look at it for ideas (although your drawings may be a little better than mine! laugh) and have focused on all the things I can still do or see, even while we're in this strange situation smiley.

Stay safe everyone,

Mrs Glover

Weekend Home Learning Star!🌟

Date: 29th Mar 2020 @ 8:13pm

What a lovely surprise to receive some home learning photos and a video over the weekend. This time as well as the scavenger hunt, we have a great example of fabulous cutting skills. You can see how the scissors are being held pointing away and both thumbs are on top. Just like how we taught you to hold scissors in school. Well done!

🌟You’re an Outstanding Weekend Home Learner 🌟


Date: 29th Mar 2020 @ 9:57am

Show your family how much you love them and say thank you by singing this song. can you remeber we learned it a few weeks ago?



A great big thank you!

Date: 29th Mar 2020 @ 9:55am

Hello children,

Mrs Ganner here. Hope you’re enjoying the break over the weekend. I forgot to say on Friday, you need to say thank you to your grown-ups for helping you this week. They’re not used to home schooling you and I think they’ve done a terrific job. Think of all of the things they have done for you this week and tell them, ‘Thank you for helping me with my colouring.’ ‘Thank you for taking me on a scavenger hunt.’ ‘Thank you for checking the blog every day with me.’  You can say thank you for everything your adults and big brothers and big sisters have done to help you this week. 


I would just like to say thank you too. Thank you for keeping in touch. Thank you for helping your children focus on the fun learning activities and thank you for being there for your children in these difficult times. You are truly amazing people.

Mrs Ganner 

Happy Weekend

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 7:53pm

It’s been a busy week on our blog. It’s been an unusual week for everybody. Well done to all of you for getting through it. 

If you haven’t received your NUMBOTS login details remember to email us over the weekend and we’ll send them out. If you’ve already got yours we’ll be posting an update on Monday to see who’s played the games so far. Just 5 minutes a day to support your child's number learning is all that's needed. 

Send your photos of home learning to: 

Stay safe and look after each other. In times like these we need to focus on the good things.

Join in with this days of the week song to welcome the weekend! We’ll see you again on Monday.

Mrs Ganner


The Learning Journey Continues 🌟

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 7:43pm

This is the third day we’ve received photos from this exceptional young lady.  She clearly loves learning!

As a reward, Mum told me she was going to watch Peter Rabbit and eat some yummy treats. This was a well earned golden time. 

Thank you so much to everyone in the family for supporting her and being part of the joy that is learning. 

🌟You’re an Outstanding Home Learner 🌟

Health and wellbeing challenges from Mrs Glover

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 2:59pm

Hello, Mrs Glover here! 

I hope everyone is staying safe, having fun and working hard on your learning. I'm going to post a Health and Wellbeing Challenge every day for people to do if they choose to. I'll be doing them all too and posting pictures where I can. Please feel free to e-mail any pictures or comments to your home learning e-mail addresses!

Challenge number 1: Go on a mindfulness walk. Write or draw 5 things that you can see, hear, feel, smell or touch (make sure you have an adult with you if necessary and stay far way from people you may see when you're out, although you can still say a friendly hello!) You could even do this in your garden if you have one!

Here's a picture of my mindfulness walk that I went on at lunch time today!

I saw trees and water, I heard birds and rustling, I could smell different plants and I could feel the sun on my face :-)

Nature Counting Challenge

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 2:46pm

Hello everybody, Mrs Ganner here again. This morning my children and I went for a walk in the local woods. We thought we'd make a quiz for you using the photos we took. You score 1 point for every correct answer and you're allowed a little bit of help. Write down how many you scored and send a photo to:

Counting Challenge

1.How many herons can you spot looking out over the pond?

2.How many children walking in the woods?

3.How many trunks has the tree split into? 

4. Which group of 2 swam over to say hello?

5. Estimate how many streams of water are spilling over the edge of the waterfall.

6. How many pieces of wood were used altogether to build this fence?

7. Trickster alert! How many pairs of legs can you see standing next to each other?

8. Count the posts poking out of the water. How many are taller and how many are shorter? Which group has the most - the taller or shorter group? 

9. Are there more than 6 steps snaking up the hill or fewer than 6?

10. Can you see 1 or 2 ducks on the riverbank? 

Good luck and I hope to see your photos very soon. 



Home Learning🌟 - Scavenger Hunt

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 5:29pm

The commitment to learning our children are displaying is staggering! We are very proud to be able to share the photos of what you have found on your walks and the awesome creations you then made. 

You are so clever for connecting your Understanding of the World with Creative Development. 

🌟You’re an Outstanding Home Learner 🌟 Again! 

More Outstanding Home Learning Stars 🌟

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 1:39pm

Another instalment of amazing home learning from our Nursery children. 

It's such a privilege to be able to see your continued learning when we can’t be there to teach you ourselves. These awesome  children have been practicing writing numbers and we're so proud of them. Keep up the good work girls!

🌟You're BOTH Outstanding Home Learners🌟


Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 1:17pm

Hello Everybody,

We’re really excited to be able to introduce you to our new number friends. Here are some step-by-step photos of how you can access the website. We’ve already had our first photo back of one of the Nursery children completing the games. 

Contact us on the following home learning emails to request your login details: 

Nursery Children


Reception Children



Numbot Login details....

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 11:15am

Morning Everone, 

Hope you are all well.

Mrs Ranyard has posted a blog about Numbots which is simiar to TTROCKSTARs that the older children in school are doing. Numbots is for younger children and has games linked to counting, addition, subtraction and much more. We are thinking about how to send out login details as we have just received them.

However, if you email us at me or Miss Williams will give them to you. Nursery parents if you email at then Mrs Ganner and Miss Heritage will email your details over to you. 

Thank you

Mrs Iqbal 

1,2,3 by Alison Jay

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 7:59am

Good morning Nursery 

It's good to see that the beautiful weather is still here. We hope you enjoy a little bit of sunshine in your garden or on a walk today. When you're outside can you see if you can spot groups of objects? Or maybe you can make groups of toys in your house?

I've been reading one of our favourite books this morning, 123 by Alison Jay. It has lots of our favourite characters in it and they are in groups. Why don't you read the story with someone in your family? Can you point and count and remember how many in the groups? Use Success Spider's Success Criteria photo to help you do clever counting.

Later on I'm going to take some photos of groups of objects that we see when we go out for our walk and I'll post  them here on the blog. Mrs Heritage and I would love it if you could send us some of your photos. 

🌞 Have a happy, smiley, full of sunshine day and stay safe everyone 🌞

Home Learning Star 🌟

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 6:01pm

Another brilliant example of how creative and active our children are.

After watching the Goldilocks ‘show me’ app our little learner, here, drew her own. Look at those beautiful big blue eyes on the drawing!

Plus some exercise in the sun. Keeping bodies and minds active is so important. Well done - you’ve made us smile. 

🌟You’re an Outstanding Home Learner🌟

Please send your learning photos to 

How are You?

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 11:26am

This beautiful sunny weather has made me feel really happy, which made me think of a song we love to sing in Nursery and also the Hokey Pokey ring game we play. Why don't you join in and sing at home?


Home Learning Star! 🌟

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 7:13pm

Here are the first pictures of home learning from one of our amazing pupils. Key Skills practice and a little bit of creativity to raise smiles in Clayton. Well done!

🌟 You’re an outstanding home learner 🌟 

Please send your pictures in to our email address:

Online places to visit throughout each day

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 6:05pm

We thought you might like to see these in case you want to join in πŸ˜„

Roundy Goldilocks

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 4:33pm

Hello again Nursery. As promised, here's a video of me drawing one the characters from our story time book yesterday, that cheeky little girl, Goldilocks. 

I hope you like her curly wurly hair! I really enjoyed drawing it for you. Please send your drawings to our special email



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