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Wk Beg 20th April

Monday 20th April

Good Morning Nursery! I hope you had a lovely Easter break and hunted eggs and ate chocolate! Spring is really on the way now with trees coming into leaf, do you think the colours around you are zingy bright? How many colours can you see on your walks?

Knowledge & Understanding of the World/Topic: Jack and The Beanstalk Listen to the Storynory MP3 and look at the story using the Flip Book or Powerpoint found in the Jack & the Beanstalk tab in Home Learning.

Mathematics Count on and back to 20. Make your own beanstalk to stretch to the ceiling and turn it into a number line making leaves with numbers on, how high does your Beanstalk go up to? Send us a photo on admin@didsburyroad.sch.uk

Story Time: Check out this fabulous puppet show retelling of the children’s picture book ‘I want My Hat Back’.

Phonics Play: a great website that has made its content free for you to use with your child. You can sign up here. Once you log in play Sound Starters

Literacy Development: why don’t you make a Jack and the Beanstalk story basket. Like this one.

Hope you are all having fun and helping to tidy up! Speak tomorrow; see if you can find some beans and some BIG boots for tomorrow!

Miss Brewerton & Mrs Poole


Tuesday 21st April

Morning! I hope yesterday was fun!

Communication and Language Development;         Days of The Week song. Don’t forget this song to help to remember the days of the week and start your routine by talking about what day is it TODAY and then what is the weather like? Have you been keeping your own weather record chart? It is going to be a windy day today. Make a wind washing line to show you what direction the wind is blowing. What can you find in your outside space, that blew down from the wind?

Physical Development: Lets exercise those fingers for pre-writing skills. Use cheerios ( or similar hoop shaped cereals)and leaves that you have made holes in (use a hole punch) and thread your own beanstalks, like this Finger Gym idea . When you have done that, put on the REALLY BIG BOOTS you borrowed ( yesterdays note) and stomp in your outside space , being a Giant; “ Fee Fie Foe Fum , Huge and Heavy Here I come, Footsteps like a BOooming Drum. Fie Fie Foe Fum..”

Expressive Arts & Design/ Knowledge & Understanding of The World: Where do seeds come from? Look inside fruits and vegetables. Print with them, collect the seeds, count, and sort them by shape, colour or size. See if you can remember, after they all get mixed up, which seeds come from which fruit or vegetable?

Now if you have any bean seeds, ( marrowfat/dried peas in a box work just as well)   than plant your own bean in a plastic bag. Like this.

Story time: Check out this Dr Seuss book read as a rap! I love it! Don't forget to read the Body Percussion Poem as a rap and think of the noises you can make.

Have fun in the sun, don’t forget to wear a hat and suncream!

Miss Brewerton & Mrs Poole

Wednesday 22nd April

Hello Nursery!

How are you all this morning? I hope you have been enjoying the Jack and The Beanstalk activities so far. Remember you can do them as and when fits in with your day.

Communication and Language Development / Mathematics; Draw around your foot and other people in your house. Cut out the footprints. The big toe to the heel is how long your footprint is. Now organise them, which is biggest , which is smallest? Use one type of dried beans as units of measurement. Set them out in a line and count to measure how long they are from the toe to the heel. You can also draw around your hands and see which hand holds the most beans. Like this activity idea.

Story time; Listen to the Jack and The Beanstalk again, you could use the cut and stick sheet ( in Home Learning Section) to retell the story with your child, or I have included a PDF of dominos to play a game that uses the story.

Physical Development: we sing and dance a lot in Nursery; the children are not just getting exercise, they are coordinating movements, balancing and developing their brain! Last week we followed Oti Mabuse teaching us to dance to the song’ Bare Necessities’ from the Jungle Book. It certainly made me smile. I hope it does the same for you! I have added the You tube below.

Use the Bean Survey sheet to find out who likes what beans! You can do this via video message too! Let me know your results!

Have a lovely day!

Miss Brewerton & Mrs Poole


Thursday 23rd April


I hope you are enjoying all of the learning suggestions, don’t forget you can email on admin@didsburyroad.stockport.sch.uk if you have any further questions or want to let us know what you are doing!

Physical Development; Fastest fingers activities. Today try the Jack & The Beanstalk finger gym again. We would have this out all week for repeated visits. (Use cheerios, similar hoop shaped cereals and leaves that you have made holes in (using a hole punch) and thread your own beanstalks, like this Finger Gym idea . During the week we might adapt it to follow children’s suggestions or make it harder- how can you improve this activity? Send us your ideas!

Communication and Language Development; Why don’t you make another simple zigzag book by folding paper back and forth. This week we can use the book vertically so it goes from the ground up. You can add paper to make it bigger. You can design your own Giant, each section can be a part of the picture; boots, legs, waist & belt, arms and tummy, neck, face. (This is a pen and paper game that I played when I was a child and with my own family)You can write, make marks to go with their pictures, tell your grown up what you want to say, maybe sound out a word; segment into chunks. B-OO-T-S. ( Parents, support their mark making and perhaps make a note of what they said their marks meant, so you can refer back to it when you read their writing.)

Mathematics: Count On & Back. Remember to count on and back in funny ways. Elephant numbers: swinging your arms like a trunk. Quiet numbers: whisper. Nod numbers: nod your head each number. Wriggle numbers: Wriggle your shoulders as you count. Here are some more fun ideas to help count. Do the PEG IT game with numbers to 5 at first and then to 10. Make it a family contest- fastest peg-ger!

Music: Out of the Ark Song, for Thursday is lovely, it is all about keeping learning; it has a great activity sheet too in the Home Learning section.

Phonics: Make some big ears to wear to help you hear the sounds and there is a Powerpoint for Phase One sounds, you can practice it just like we would in Nursery, perhaps take turns to be the ‘Teacher’, don’t forget to give out stickers for great sound spotting and saying! These resources are found in Phonics, in the English Section at the top of the Nursery page.

Story time; Have you downloaded the Story time App from Cbeebies yet? It is here and looks ace! I chose my absolute favourite BEDTIME story No Matter What read by Suranne Jones

Reflection; Building in a reflection daily is a great way of checking in on your child’s feelings. It lets them express themselves independently. Make some EMOJI pebbles. Draw emoticons on pebbles and select one that represents how you feel, before and after doing an activity.

Do not forget to clap at 8pm tonight for the NHS. Here is a cool poster to print out and colour.

Have a gorgeous day,

Miss Brewerton & Mrs Poole

Friday 24th April

Dear Nursery,

Morning! What are your plans today? Maybe make a plan, write what you want to do today and stick it somewhere so your grown up knows what you want to do and remember to cross them off when you do it. 

Physical Development : DRESS UP & Get Active with Joe Wicks and finish with some growing themed action songs; make up actions to go with this one from Out Of The Ark. Also don’t forget the ‘5 little peas in a pea pod pressed’ fingerplay.

Communication and Language Development & Literacy Development: Today we are going to think about losing things. How do you feel when you lose something, do you look for it? How do you feel? Remember ‘I want my Hat Back’ how did that character feel? Use the Writing frame to write a letter as if you were the Giant to Jack. What do you think he might say? Today work with your grown up to think of words and sentences to describe how he is feeling.

Mathematics: Positional Language song Retell Jack and The Beanstalk using the cue cards or dominoes, and use positional words to describe where Jack is on, in, under, by, in front, behind, over, under, below.

Lunch Prep; Fruity Friday! Share some fruit & look at it, help peel it or prepare it, look for the seeds and compare different fruits. What about growing plants from some of the seeds, pips or stones. Find out how here

Topic/ Expressive Arts; What about finding a photo of you , cutting it out and sticking it onto a pice of plain paper. You can draw a tall beanstalk and use finger prints for leaves. You can be Jack climbing the Beanstalk to the castle in the clouds above.What could you use to make clouds? We would love to see those pictures!

Story time; Floella Benjamin was on a children’s programme when I was your age so I am so excited to see she has a Youtube channel where she tells stories. There is a new one everyday at 3pm. I have chosen one and put it in the Home Learning section.

Reflection: Take a piece of playdoh, or a squidgy teddy or a sponge and for a minute gently squeeze hard as you breathe in for a count of 4, hold for 1 and breathe out for a count of 6. Repeat for a minute, your grown up can do this with you. Enjoy.

Well done! You and your family have done your first weeks Summer Term Home Learning! I hope you are all proud of yourselves and have a specially restful weekend. Have a great day! 

Miss Brewerton & Mrs Poole





Jack and the Beanstalk

Listen to the traditional story.