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Nursery Home Learning Superstars!

Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 1:59pm

We are so impressed with all of the super home learning that we have recieved from the nursery children this week! We have loved looking at every single video and picture you have sent in, from your drawings, to story retells, to your singing and dancing!

Well done Nursery - you are SUPERSTARS!

Take a look at the video below to see some of the children's fantastic work!

⭐️Amazing Home Learners⭐️

Date: 8th Jan 2021 @ 8:41am

Hello Nursery,

We have missed you all very much this week but we are really proud of everyone who have been learning at home. We hope you have enjoyed completing your home learning activities!

Remember if you would like us and all of your friends to see the fantastic learning you have been doing, then you need to upload it to the homework area on school spider. Good luck, you are doing an amazing job!

Love from

Miss Heritage, Miss Williams, Mrs Blakeley and Miss Farran


Happy New Year

Date: 6th Jan 2021 @ 8:54am

Welcome back Nursery!

We hope you had a lovely Christmas holiday. 

We're very excited to be learning with you this half term. To find your home learning for this week, sign in to the pupil area with your child's details and look at the latest discussion thread. The Padlet link for learning is there and you can let us know you have seen it by saying hello too. 
Enjoy the activities and, as always, stay safe.

Nursery Team

Have a Very Merry Christmas

Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 12:28pm

Ho ho ho! 

We have had a very busy and exciting few weeks in Nursery as we get ready for Christmas time! This week we have had our Christmas Party, a Christmas dinner, and a special Zoom Call from FATHER CHRISTMAS!!!!! How exciting!

Take a look at the video below to see some of our Christmas Fun!

We have posted some Christmas activities to complete over the holidays, please see our 'Homework Area' on School Spider! Or click on our 'Holiday Homework' Padlet:

From all of the Nursery Team, Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We are looking forward to seeing you all in the New Year! :)

Christmas has started in Nursery!

Date: 4th Dec 2020 @ 11:49am

This week in Nursery, we have been very busy taking part in lots of Christmas activities! On Monday, we had a visit from Santa's reindeers, who left behind two elves, Sparkles and Elfie!! Sparkles and Elfie have been keeping a close eye on us all week. We decided that it would be a good idea to draw pictures of the presents we would like to give to the Elves! Not only that, but our Home Corner turned into Santa's Workshop!! We have loved wrapping lots of presents for our friends in class! Take a look at the video below to see what Christmas fun we have been getting up to!

Nursery Rhyme Week

Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 12:09pm

This week in Nursery, we have been celebrating 'Nursery Rhyme Week!' Each day children have been singing to different nursery rhymes and creating lots of different Nursery Rhyme characters!

On Monday, we sang to the Wheels on the Bus and designed our own red bus with card and tissue paper! On Tuesday, we listened to '5 little Speckled Frogs' and used our finger numbers to help us count down! Hickory Dickory Dock was sang all day on Wednesday! Some children even acted out the Nursery Rhyme using our clock and a mouse! On Thursday, we practised our best animal noises for 'Old MacDonald had a farm!' We used the farm set and acted out the rhyme with the farm animals! Today we sang 'Miss Polly Had a Dolly.' Lots of children enjoyed pretending to be the doctor and looking after our dollies!


Take a look at the video below to see all of this week's fun!

Don't forget to look at the Homework activities on the 'Homework Area' on School Spider! :)


Date: 22nd Oct 2020 @ 3:41pm

We have had a fantastic first half term in Nursery. Children have settled brilliantly into the Nursery routine and have developed lots of great friendships. This week, we have been learning about Halloween and have taken part in some spooky craft activities! Take a look at the video below…


This half term, we have set some Holiday homework which the children can complete in their new Nursery Home Learning Books! Log in to ‘School Spider’ using your child’s pupil login, find the ‘Homework Area’ and there you will be able to access our ‘Nursery Holiday Homework Padlet!’


Have a lovely half term break!


The Nursery Team

Autumn Walk

Date: 14th Oct 2020 @ 7:23pm

This week in Nursery, we have been learning about the season of Autumn. Today the children have been on an Autumn Walk, they looked for the different signs of Autumn and collected some yellow, brown and red leaves. We then used the leaves to do some leaf printing and to make some 'leaf people.' How exciting! Take a look at the video below....

My Hair

Date: 14th Oct 2020 @ 6:54pm

In Nursery this week, we have been reading the story 'My Hair' by Hannah Lee. The childen have loved listening to this story and talking about all of the different and fantastic hairstyles that we have in Nursery. Here are some of the sentences that were shared by the children...

'My hair is in a plait!'

'My hair is red and black.'

'My hair is white.'

'My hair is up and in a bow.'


We EVEN turned the home corner into our very own 'Hairdressers!' 

Take a look at the pictures below! 


Our First Week in Nursery!

Date: 14th Oct 2020 @ 1:48pm

Hello and welcome to our Nursery Class Blog!

Over the past few weeks, the children have settled really well into nursery and enjoyed making lots of new friendships! They have loved playing and exploring in our indoor and outdoor areas.

Take a look at the fantastic learning the nursery children have been up to over the past week....


Outstanding learners!

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 7:43am


We have had a super week this week in Green bubble. We have created dangling spiders, weaved spider webs and made moving snails. Aswell as learning about money in Maths and practising our writing and phonics skills! We have even been learning yoga moves by joining in with Cosmic Kids!

Wow! Green bubble you have been fantastic! Mrs Blakeley and I are very proud of you all!

Here are some photos from our bubble this week.


It has been lovely to spend time with you before the summer break and we are very much looking forward to seeing all the children back at school after the summer holidays!

We wish you all a fantastic summer, take care and we will see you soon.

From Miss Heritage and Mrs Blakeley 


Maths Daily Challenge – Friday 17th July

Date: 16th Jul 2020 @ 10:30pm

Friday 17th July


Good Morning Nursery… it’s Fantastic Friday and the last day of term!

I am really going to miss posting your learning on our blog but there are lots of super challenges on here, so have a look back through all the challenges and you can repeat some of your favourite ones over the holidays!


So to finish our week of using everyday language relating to money we are going to look at some coins!



Ask a grown-up to help you look at some different coins.

What numbers, colours and shapes can you see?

Have a go at creating some coin rubbings by placing some coins under a piece of paper and rub over them with a crayon.


Challenge: Can you name and label the different coins?


Now have a go at competing this game: See if you can sort the coins and place the correct ones into the money box.



Well done, you are a superstar learner!

I hope you have a great summer and we are looking forward to seeing you back at school in September!

Take care

Miss Heritage

Phonics Choice Challenge –Thursday 16th July

Date: 16th Jul 2020 @ 9:39am

Phonics Choice Challenge –Thursday 16th July


We have reached the end of our Phase 1 phonics choice games. Well done to all of you that have been practicing over the last couple of weeks. Save the photos and play at home over the summer holidays to keep your skills sharp!

Choose a game from the picture below and send your videos or photos in to

Aspect 7 – oral blending and segmenting

You are f-a-b. Give yourself a p-a-t on the b-a-ck.

From Mrs Ganner

Maths Daily Challenge – Thursday 16th July

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 6:27pm

Thursday 16th July


Hello Nursery!

Let’s start our Maths learning today by singing the rhyme ‘Five currant buns’.


You could play this rhyme at home by making 5 currant buns out of playdough and place a cherry on top!

As you sing the rhyme, take turns to buy a currant bun and pay with a 1p coin.

Continue to sing the rhyme until each currant bun has been bought.

Now count your pennies. How many pennies do you have?



Now have a go at completing this game… Look at the price tag on the toy then count and tap/move the correct amount of pennies to match the amount shown on the tag.


Have fun completing these money games!


Don’t forget to send your pictures to:

Phonics Choice Challenge – Wednesday 15th July

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 11:12am

Phonics Choice Challenge – Wednesday 15th July


We’re doing so well choosing our own games. I hope you’re enjoying it. I know the children in their bubbles at school are.

Choose a game from the picture below and send your videos or photos in to

Aspect 6 – voice sounds

Wheeeeee! I love voice sounds

From Mrs Ganner

Maths Daily Challenge – Wednesday 15th July

Date: 14th Jul 2020 @ 7:07pm

Wednesday 15th July


Good Morning Nursery!


This week in Maths we are beginning to use everyday language related to money.


Yesterday we looked at the story ‘The Great Pet Sale’. If you missed the story or would like to listen to it again then click on the picture below:



There were lots of pets for sale in the story. Have a look at the pets with their price attached. Can you recognise the numbers and say how much they cost? Remember the letter ‘p’ is for pence.


Today we are going to play a game. You will need to ask your grown up for 10 pennies to play this game.

Count out the pennies one at a time saying a number name for each one.

Which pet could you buy for 10p?

Count out 2 pennies. Which pet could you buy for 2p?

Count out 5 pennies. Which pet could you buy for 5p?

Repeat the game for the different pets, counting the right amount of coins to match the price of the animal. You can use the pictures from the story below showing the animal and its price.



Challenge: Choose your favourite pet from the story and draw a picture of it. Then have a look and say how much it costs. Make a price tag and write the number on the tag. Can you count out pennies to match the number on the tag?


Phonics Choice Challenge – Tuesday 14th July

Date: 14th Jul 2020 @ 9:33am

Phonics Choice Challenge – Tuesday 14th July

Hello again,

This is our second week of choosing a phonics game to play. Keep sending in your photos or videos so we know which ones you like. We will play those games next year in Reception.

Choose a game from the picture below and send your videos or photos in to

Aspect 5 – alliteration

Let’s see how many beginning sounds you can use in your game

Mrs Ganner

Maths Daily Challenge – Tuesday 14th July

Date: 13th Jul 2020 @ 6:34pm


Hi Nursery!


This week in our Maths learning we are going to use everyday language related to money.


Meet Rat! Rat is for sale, he costs 1p.

Can you see the price tag with the number 1 on? This tells us how much it costs. Rat costs 1 pence.

We would then be able to buy it using money. Can you spot the 1p coin?


Take a look at this super story called ‘The Great Pet Sale’.

In this story a boy wants to buy a pet but which pet will he buy?

Watch the story carefully then after the story have a go at answering the questions below. Click on the picture to watch the story:



How much money did the tiny terrapin cost?

Can you remember all the animals beginning with the letter ‘p’?

How much did they cost?

How much would you need to buy a box of assorted little brown creatures?

How much money did the boy have to spend?

What did he buy?

If you had some money to spend in the pet shop, which animal would you buy? How much money would you need?


Today’s challenge: Draw a picture of the Rat from the story and write the price next to it to show how much it costs.

Have a great day!

Reading Weekly Challenge - week beginning 13th July

Date: 13th Jul 2020 @ 8:49am

Reading Weekly Challenge - week beginning 13th July

Caterpillar Shoes

This week we are going to watch a video story. When you are listening to the story you can complete the following challenges:

Make a memory list

Say who the caterpillar meets in the order as he meets them. Hold up a finger to remind you each time you add another character to the list. Maybe you could draw the list too?

woodlouse, spider, grasshopper …

Find pairs of rhyming words in the story

Listen out for pairs of rhyming words as the video story plays.

‘There was a caterpillar; he had a lot of feet.

All he did was eat.’

feet rhymes with eat.

Make your own minibeast story

Draw the minibeasts that caterpillar might meet in your garden and write the word underneath. Tell your grown up your story.

Send in your photos or videos to

How many pairs of shoes can you find for caterpillar?

From Mrs Ganner

Connected Curriculum: Minibeasts

Date: 12th Jul 2020 @ 9:29pm


How are you going to learn about minibeasts this week?

You can choose how you would like to learn about minibeasts by picking one or more of the challenges below:


1) Story time:

This week’s minibeast story called ‘Bugs Galore’.

Bugs and bugs and billions MORE bugs, googols gaggles bugs GALORE bugs!

Click on the picture below to listen to the story.

There are lots and lots of bugs in this story! Can you spot your favourite bug? Which bug is your favourite one?

After you have listened to the story draw a picture of your favourite bug. You can label your picture by copying its name.


Remember to take a photo of your picture and send it to


2) Minibeast spotter

Look for bugs when you’re out and about and find out fantastic facts about them.


3) Bug Hotel

Why not have a go at making your very own ‘bug hotel’. You can collect sticks, twigs, pine cones and bark then have a go at creating a home for some lovely bugs!

Watch the video to find out more:


4) Story and Song Time!

Tilly’s Bug Hotel

Tilly is playing with her doll's house, when an unexpected visitor flies in! Listen to this story by clicking on the picture below:

Join in and sing some exciting nursery rhymes and minibeast songs with Mr Tumble:


5) Let’s get Creative!


Create a Minibeast Mobile of all your favourite Minibeasts!

Click on the picture to find out more:


Weekly Vocabulary Challenge

Date: 12th Jul 2020 @ 9:29pm

Hi Nursery!


There’s a creepy crawly on the loose in Biggleton! Join your friends in Biggleton and try to solve the mystery of the Wiggle Bug!


Click on the link below to join in the quiz and answer questions.




Can you create your own wiggle bug?

What would it look like?

How would it move?

Where would it live?


Make up a story about your wiggle bug. What would your bug do? Where would it go for its adventure?

Draw a picture of your wiggle bug and talk about it with your grown up.

You could even create a wiggle bug by making a sock or finger puppet. Then use your puppet or small world toys to retell a familiar story or make up a story using your own ideas for what might happen in an exciting adventure!


We would love to see your learning so don't forget to send a picture to:

Green bubble - Let's celebrate!

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 1:23pm

Green bubble have been so busy this week learning about minibeasts. We have created collage caterpillars and even made our own flapping butterflies. We had lots of fun developing our physical skills with dough disco, rolling caterpillars and creating butterflies with the dough. We have been super listeners, listening to environmental sounds in phonics and using body percussion to create different sounds. We have also enjoyed using Numicon and counting and writing numerals and have made little booklets about the life cycle of a butterfly as well as listening and writing initial sounds in words. 

🌟 Well done Green bubble, you are all superstars!🌟



Yellow Bubble Celebration Videos Week 3

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 9:32am

Welcome to our weekly celebration blog. It’s been another busy week completing challenges and enjoying sharing our learning with each other in Yellow Bubble. Here are some videos of what we have been up to this week. Links to the videos are at the bottom if you want to watch them.

Day 1 Aaargh Spider

Today we practiced our maths skills and then Mrs Ganner set us some challenges. First of all we had to create a minibeast from a toilet roll! Then we had to use the indoor and outdoor construction to create places from the spider story of the day.

Day 2 Spinderella

After some free play practicing counting and labelling sets we watched our next spider story of the day. In Spinderella her spider brothers and sisters got sore feet from playing football without boots on. Spinderella’s Hairy Godmother gave them all football boots so we drew boots onto our spiders too. Can you work out the link between the story and a traditional tale?


Day 3 Spyder

Spyder had to save the day by stopping the nasty bluebottle fly eating the birthday cake. He used one of his talents to do this. The children constructed their very own Spyder with silk attached to his spinnerets so he could complete his mission. Then Spyder hid around the play area looking for a new mission

Day 4 Silk the Spider Meets Sam the Caterpillar

Did you know that when a caterpillar is in its’ cocoon they are vulnerable because they can’t escape the birds trying to eat them? In this story Silk saved Sam from the birds by creating a web. Do you think our webs will save Sam?

Phonics Choice Challenge – Friday 10th July

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 7:17am

Good morning Nursery,

We are at the end of our first week of choosing phonics games to play.

Choose a game from the picture below and send your videos or photos in to

Aspect 4 – rhythm and rhyme

Keep to the beat when you play these games

From Mrs Ganner

Daily Phonics Challenge: Friday 10th July

Date: 9th Jul 2020 @ 8:55pm

Good Morning Nursery!


This week we have been finding the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them.


For today’s challenge:

Go for a walk in the garden/house with someone from your family and take two containers with you.

Collect 5 natural objects in your container and ask your family member to collect 3 different objects.

How many objects did you find altogether?

Have a go at writing the total number of objects. Use the number formation pictures below to help you.


Repeat the challenge by collecting different amounts of objects.

Find the total amount by counting all of the objects from both containers.

Now have a go at writing this number to show the total amount.


I hope you enjoy this activity! Send your pictures to:

Have a great weekend!

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