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Nursery Resources

Nursery Home Learning Resource Bank.


Should your child be isolating or off school this year, and if they are well enough to complete work, this page will provide him/her with work for the first day or two of their absence. Please upload any completed work or activity onto Tapestry.

If your child then needs to be off for a further period of time, please contact Miss Goodwin or Miss Goldstraw by email:


Should the entire Nursery class be shut/close then we will continue to set work for the class online through your child's Tapestry account.


Thank you! smiley

Please see below information and resources needed for home learning.



Each morning in Nursery we do our register and complete our date and weather chart.


Here is a link to an online version - Date and Weather Chart Online


Have a go at asking your child what day of the week it is - there's a link below to the days of the week song we sing-a-long to at school. We then discuss what number the date was yesterday and count up to see what number comes next. There is also a link to the months of year song we join with each morning to think about what month we are in. We talk about what the weather was like on their journey to school that morning, encourage your child to look outside, and discuss what weather they can see.

We complete our self-registration, while at home encourage your child to have a go at writing the initial sound of their name or their full name independently, they could copy from your writing of their name, or writing over the top of your writing.

Remember to support your child in holding their pencil using their pincer grip with their chosen hand. 

Days of the Week Song | The Singing Walrus

Months of the Year Song | The Singing Walrus



Shape, space, and measure -

We have been learning to recognize and identify 2D shapes such as circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles.

There is a few videos and games for the children to watch and play on -


Ask your child to go on a 2D Shape Hunt. Encourage them to simply walk around your rooms and look for shapes. What can they see?

  • They could choose one shape to spot at a time. Where are all the circles?
  • Your child might want to record what they see in some way, drawing or tallying for example, or may simply like to point them out.
  • They could also take photographs on an Ipad or phone and upload them to us on Tapestry. 
  • How many circles/triangles/ squares etc. did they find?
  • As they look around, talk about some shapes they can see. Are they bigger, smaller, patterned, up high, next to, under and over things, etc?

You could make some shape magnifying glasses - cut out a shape and glue it on a lollipop stick or download and cut out the ones below.


As an extension, they can now have a go at the Shape Monsters game - please click here.


Numbers -

We have been practising reciting numbers in order to 10 in lots of different ways (if you feel your child is secure at this try up to 15, then 20).


At home, you could play a game of "Hide and Seek" with your friends or family. You can be the ‘seeker’ and everyone else must hide. Can you close your eyes and count to 10 while everyone else hides? When you open your eyes, can you find them? Where are they hiding?

Then you can swap, can you hide before the 'seeker' gets to ten?


Another game you could play is "Hide the teddy" - Find a small toy, such as a doll, teddy bear or plastic dinosaur use this to play a ‘Hide and Seek’ game in which the toy will be hidden as numbers to ten are said. The child will then look for and find the toy before swapping roles with you. Encourage your child to say the numbers to 10 as your toy hides, find your toy once you have said all the numbers up to 10 in the correct order, help your toy hide as someone else says the numbers.


Use questions like these to make your child think:

  • Did I say all of the numbers to ten?
  •  What number comes after five?
  • When you recite the numbers, make some deliberate mistake such as:
  • Missing some numbers out, e.g. “One, two, three, eight, nine, ten.”
  • Say the numbers in the wrong order, e.g. “One, five, seven, two, six, four, three, eight, ten, nine.”
  • Can the child spot these mistakes, and say the numbers in the correct order?


Here is a game the children to enjoy playing on the interactive whiteboard while in school -

Jolly Phonics Songs


Above is the link to Jolly phonics songs we have been learning, we have learnt the letter songs for s a t p i n m d g o c k.

You could ask your child to identify anything around the house, or draw a picture of something that begins with any of these letter sounds.