Nursery: Blog items
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
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
Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 10:49am
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 https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes
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! )
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!
A big thanks to Miss Kenwell who sent me a picture of her sunshine yesterday (pictured below), she put my drawing to shame!
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 😃
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 🌟
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!
Girl NUMBOT 1, Cindy NUMBOT, Corey NUMBOT, Jacob NUMBOT, Jola NUMBOT
Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 6:39pm
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 email@example.com
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! ) and have focused on all the things I can still do or see, even while we're in this strange situation .
Stay safe everyone,
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?
Date: 29th Mar 2020 @ 9:55am
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.
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.
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 🌟
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 :-)
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:
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.
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!
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
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:
Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 11:15am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org me or Miss Williams will give them to you. Nursery parents if you email at email@example.com then Mrs Ganner and Miss Heritage will email your details over to you.
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 🌞
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
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?
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:
Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 6:05pm
We thought you might like to see these in case you want to join in 😄
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