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We will be uploading a new story with activities every week to help keep you all busy!

Please don't forget to use Tapestry to keep in touch - you can upload your home learning for us to see too!

Mrs Alexander reads While we can’t hug

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As this is the last week our suggested activities are things you could practise now, this week, over the summer holidays. We wish you all a fun filled Summer smiley and will miss you all greatly! 


* Practise writing your name - use sand, chalk, lentils and finally paper (with no lines) 

*Any mark making (drawing, painting, or writing) you do, practise doing it whilst laying on your tummy. This builds your core strength which, as you get older, helps with your pencil control

*Take the time to talk - Take 10 Minutes a day to just sit and talk. Answer your child's questions, look things up together online, talk about something you have done, found, seen etc.... 

*Sing songs - look up some favourites on you tube or learn some new ones: try Little baby bum, cocomelon or gonoodle for some inspiration 

*Take time to relax - cosmic yoga on you tube is great, make a calm zone together, ask your child to put things in that help them feel calm, a special bear, or toy. Give them 10 minutes to think, relax, de-stress

*Practise counting in different ways, count the stairs as you walk up them, count out a food item at dinner time etc .… when they are confident in 1-10, stretch to 11 - 20 

* Use objects to represent the things you count. Children need to understand that 5 is 5 flowers, 5 toys, 5 dots on a dice etc …. make it physical and let them see it. 

*Teach your child to set the table for dinner. What do they need? who do they need it for? 

*Practise moving in different ways. can you skip, hop, jump. jump from a level … now is a great time to try something new. 

*Use nature. Go on nature walks and learn about bugs and flowers. Collect things and count them out. Use sticks to make 2d shapes like squares and triangles. Make art using nature. 

*Talk about todays story - Is there something you could make to show someone that you love them? How does it make you feel not being able to hug nanny/grandad etc …. what could we do to make it better/easier? 

Elmer the Elephant

Elmer The Patchwork Elephant - 'Be A Rainbow' Music Video

Listen to this great song and see if you can join in with the chorus.


I Am Enough is the picture book everyone needs. This is a gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another-from ...

Activites linked to Elmer and I am Enough

Mrs Alexander reading Each Peach Pear Plum

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Activity ideas for Each Peach Pear Plum

Simon Sock

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-Put socks in size order from biggest to smallest

-Find different objects around the house and put them in the sock, count them, now can you do a different action for each number?

-Can you take each of the objects that you found and say the initial sound, b-ball, c-car etc. 

-Hide socks around the house and draw a sock treasure map for someone in your family to follow. 

  • Get lots of socks and make them in to pairs using pegs. How many pairs have you got? Have you matched the colours/patterns?

-Explore the different texture of materials/ soft, fluffy, rough etc. 

- Make sock puppets/ make a friend for Simon sock.

- What makes a good friend? 

-Get a big shopping bag you can use it as a goal, throw a sock in and count how many goals you score. 

-Trace over zigzag, wavy, long, short and spiral lines. watch the odd sock song and design your own sock


Watch this video from Mr Thorne about the ‘a’ sound.

Can you make the sound? Can you find things in your house that begin with ‘a’? Can you try and write ‘a’?

Whatever Next read by Miss Anaman

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This week we have been inspired by the Rocket Launch to the International Space Station last weekend. Did you see it? If not click the link to watch it!



Watch Nadia Shireen read her picture book, Bumblebear

Bumblebear Activities

This week is half term but we have found some lovely ideas to share with you.

Below is a link to some themed days with some great activities including going to the Zoo and going on a treasure hunt! The sun is set to shine so get outside, run around, explore nature and enjoy some fresh air! Maybe you could collect some nature and make some  natural art? If you do we'd love to see it! Share it on Tapestry. Any phonics activities you see here are not relevant to Nursery. Practise recognising and writing your name or go on a sound hunt. 

Half Term Activities

Mrs Alexander reading 10 Little Superheros

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10 Little Superheros activity ideas

Dr Seuss ABC - part 1

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Dr Seuss ABC - part 2

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Dr Seuss ABC

Doing the animal bop

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Mrs Dedjonaj is reading Doing the Animal Bop .... can you join in with some of the actions from the book?
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Doing the animal bop home learning

Hungry Little Minds - Simple, fun activities for kids aged 0-5

Dialogic reading

Dialogic reading is a fun and effective way to help young children learn to read. Talk to your child while reading a book. Ask questions and have a conversat...

Make-believe play

Make-believe play is a great way to help your child create stories, practise the words they know and learn new ones. We believe every child deserves the best...

Nursery Rhymes Home Learning

CBeebies: Incy Wincy Spider - British Sign Language BSL

CBeebies Presenter Andy sings one of his favourite songs and uses British Sign Language. Visit CBeebies at to find even more fu...

CBeebies: The Wheels on the Bus - British Sign Language BSL

CBeebies Presenter Andy sings one of his favourite songs and uses British Sign Language. Visit CBeebies at to find even more fu...

Old MacDonald Had A Farm (2018) | Nursery Rhymes | Super Simple Songs

🐷 🐄🐮👩‍🌾 🎶Old MacDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O. And on that farm he had a pig. E-I-E-I-O. With an oink oink here. And an oink oink there.🎶Learn to make animals...

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are.

Miss Anaman reading Tiger Who Came to Tea

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Tiger Who Came to Tea Activities

Axel Scheffler Reads Stick Man

Axel Scheffler reads aloud from Stick Man, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Stick Man Activities

Mrs Georgiou reading Jack and the Beanstalk

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Jack and the Beanstalk Activities

Mrs Alexander reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears Activities

CBeebies: The Three Little Pigs, read by Lisa Riley

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Three Little Pig Activities

Additional activities

It is not necessary to print the whole booklet, these are just ideas you can do if you want additional activities to the work set by teachers. Use this booklet as much or as little as you wish.

More stories from the staff at Queenswell

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What The Ladybird Heard.mp4

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Dear Zoo

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Hide Me Kipper

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Doctor Duck

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