A Letter from Mrs Williams

Friday 18th September 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

I would like to say thank you for helping us to support your children during the strangest transition period I have ever had to do. I know it can’t be easy leaving your little ones at the door but I would like to reassure you that they are all settling really well and although we have had the odd tear whilst saying goodbye, once they are in and playing we have lots of smiles and giggles for the rest of the session.

Over the last week we have been doing the following:

  • Getting to know each other and what we like
  • Exploring the areas within the classroom - learning what resources we have and where they are kept (Small World area/ Construction area / Writing area seem to be the favourites).
  • Learning all about the class rules and the rules for outside play
  • Getting to know the routine
  • Learning how to stay safe (they are getting good at singing ‘Happy Birthday’ whilst rubbing soap onto the front and back of their hands)
  • Being independent (e.g. putting our bags in the box, jumpers on pegs, going to the toilet, washing our hands, putting our wellies on)

Next week we will begin our normal timetable so the children will do the agreed Nursery hours that you chose during the stay and play session.
Beginning of the week : 8:50am - 2:50pm (Monday/Tuesday) & 8:50am - 11:30am (Wednesday)
End of the week: 12:30pm-2:50pm (Wednesday - children to have dinner at home) & 8:50am-2:50pm (Thursday/Friday)
30 hours - 8:50am - 2:50pm (Monday to Friday)

EYFS Curriculum - Next week we be doing the following:

We will continue to reinforce all the rules of the classroom and ensure all children are familiar with classroom and lunchtime routines.

Literacy - We will be sharing our favourite stories and talking about the pictures  

Letters and SoundsWe will be listening to and identifying the sounds we can hear in the classroom

MathematicsWe will be learning the number song ‘5 little speckled frogs’. We will be counting how many frogs we have and will be matching numbers to the total. 

Macmillan Cancer Support - Friday - To raise money for Macmillan Cancer support we are asking all children to attend school wearing something green and bring a donation of 50 pence. We will be designing cupcakes using lots of different materials and a winner will be chosen from each class. 

Little Reminders

  • As we play outside in all weathers, please can you make sure your child has their coat every day.  Our weather is very changeable and therefore we need to be prepared for the rain and cold.  
  • If you have not already done so, please could you bring some wellies into school for your child for use during outside play - we don’t want all those shiny new school shoes getting muddy.

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all next week. 

The Nursery Team                                           

Home Learning Activities

If your child is required to self-isolate due to Covid-19 please find below a range of activities and resources that you can access and do at home. There are lots of tasks to keep you busy and some can be done more than once.

In the event of your child's bubble being closed to self isolate more information will be provided relating to online learning and lessons. 

Websites and Apps

Free Apps For Reading

  • Collins Big Cat
  • Cbeebies
  • Cookie Next Door
  • Busy Things
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  1. Make paper airplanes
  2. Salt painting
  3. Make sun catchers
  4. Make salt dough
  5. Make sponge stamps
  6. Make a cereal box aquarium
  7. Make scratch art
  8. Make your own bookmark
  9. Paint pet rocks
  10. Make recycled crayons
  11. Make paper boats
  12. Finger paint
  13. Make friendship bracelets
  14. Make a bird feeder
  15. Make paper bag puppets
  16. Make handprint art
  17. Make a scrapbook
  18. Decorate a t-shirt
  19. Make a thankful jar
  20. Paint leaves
  21. Make a time capsule
  22. Make button art
  23. Paint with watercolours
  24. Colour in a colouring book
  25. Make paper crafts
  26. Build a cardboard castle
  27. Make tissue box monsters
  28. Make a toilet roll butterfly
  29. Make chalk ice
  30. Draw a self portrait
  31. Paint a recycled jar
  32. Make a superhero costume 


  1. Make playdough
  2. Make slime
  3. Make play mud
  4. Make fake snow
  5. Make a sensory tub
  6. Build a fort
  7. Have a pillow fight
  8. Make up/write a story
  9. Have a film day
  10. Put on a fashion show
  11. Bake cupcakes/muffins
  12. Do yoga
  13. Build an obstacle course
  14. Make dinner together
  15. Build something with lego
  16. Build a stack of cards
  17. Put on a puppet show
  18. Make a treasure hunt
  19. Indoor bowling
  20. Learn to draw something new
  21. Put on a play
  22. Make indoor hopscotch
  23. Do a family chore together
  24. Have a dance party
  25. Have a tea party
  26. Water play in the bath
  27. Set up a toy shop and play
  28. Make a sock toss game
  29. Keep a diary 


  1. Play would you rather
  2. Play I-spy
  3. Play Simon says
  4. Play a board game
  5. Play hide and seek
  6. Indoor scavenger hunt
  7. Play bingo
  8. Play card games – e.g. snap
  9. Do a jigsaw puzzle
  10. Play charades
  11. Build your own game
  12. Play musical statues / bumps / chairs
  13. Play hot potato
  14. Play marbles
  15. Keep the balloon up
  16. Play dominoes
  17. Play hangman

Have fun doing some new activities together.