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Nursery Partington

Introducing the newest members to our bubble!


This week in class, we have been learning all about London! We explored the impressive landmarks in our capital city, and even looked at where the Queen lives! We decided to have our very own Royal tea party on Friday, we put on our best frocks and enjoyed some traditional English scones, crumpets, bake well tarts and orange juice. 

Enjoying the sunshine!

Week 2 - We've been on a mini-beast hunt! Do you like butter?


Whilst school is closed, I will be updating the class page on a weekly basis with a weekly learning map and interactive activities. Please check back regularly for these updates. 


If you have any specific curriculum questions during this period, please does not hesitate to send an email to the following address:

I will be checking this email on a daily basis.


It would also be fantastic to hear all about your home learning experiences, so please share any pictures or videos using the email address.


Many thanks,

Miss Partington

The text of the week is ' When I Grow Up'

Please see the learning map for questions you can ask your child.

Learning Map

"When I Grow Up"

Favourite memories

All about me

Learning Map

Naughty Bus

Phonics - Red group

The Rainbow Fish

Sink Or Float

Learning Map

The Queen's Hat

Red Phonics

Yellow & Green Phonics

Can you make your own flag?

EAD - Tea party

London Landmarks

PE With Joe

Dear Zoo

Phonics - I spy

Noah and the Flood

This animated bible story for kids is based on Genesis 6-9:17


KUW - additional information

KUW activity

PE With Joe

Yoga Time! | Jungle Safari - Kids Yoga and Nursery Rhymes

Learning map

How A Caterpillar Becomes A Butterfly

Yellow/Green Phonics

Language enrichment

Count to 20 and Workout

The Very Hungry Caterpillar | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Mad About Minibeasts

Additional Texts - The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Our Hand-washing Song!

Please complete the daily calendar each morning, using the interactive videos below. As you work through each video discuss with your child the key questions in their home learning books. 

Ask your child:

  • What day is it today?
  • What day will it be tomorrow?
  • What month of the year is it?
  • What the weather is like today?
  • To draw a picture of what the weather is like today, you can use the symbols to help.
  • How will they need to dress today?
  • What season are we in?

Remind your child to scribe what the weather is like in their home leaning book each day. Also discuss the structure of your day and what that will involve. 

Coronavirus Story - Supporting children to understand our current situation


At the moment we are all experiencing a very uncertain period of time whereby we are all unsure what is going to happen in the near future. Below is a link to a story which has been written specifically to explain the Coronavirus epidemic to younger children, and advise them on what they can do to help. Please remember that during this time, children could be confused and worried about the current situation, so this story may help them understand it a little better.

Fine motor activity ideas

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Below are some interactive videos, your child will be familiar with these as they are used regularly in the classroom. Please use these resources to help your child's early reading skills. 


Ways to use these videos:

- Encourage your child to join in with the familiar songs,

- Pause the videos at different points and ask your child to make a sound,

- Find an item around your home with the same sound as the one played on the videos. 


Please make use of the free subscription to the Phonics Play website whilst your child is learning from home. Children in Nursery will be able to access the Phase 1 games & activities. 



Please make use of the free subscription to the Phonics Play website whilst your child is learning from home.


Alliteration - I spy story

Shape Song

Positional Language Song

Previous weekly learning maps 

Nursery P's Keep Fit Collage - Don't forget to send us photos of how you are keeping fit and healthy

Week 9 learning map

Phonics - Yellow/Green Group

Phonics - Red Group

KUW - Bread experiment

RE - "Jesus Loves Me"

Yoga poses

We're Going on a Bear Hunt | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Week 8 learning map

Room on the Broom - Read along

Room on the Broom - Animated story

Room on the Broom | A Cosmic Kids Yoga

Yellow/Green - Phonics

Yellow/Green group phonics - Odd one out rhyming strips

Language Enrichment - Why?

What A Wonderful World !

He's Got The Whole World In His Hands

Sink or Float Challenge: Fruit


RE - The Ascension

Week 7 learning map

The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen song

Week 7 additional resources

Red group phonics

Yellow/Green phonics- I spy

PE With Joe Wicks

Yoga - Trolls and friends!

Week 6 - You have been very busy Nursery P, well done!!

Week 6 learning map 


Phonics - Red Group

Phonics - Rhyming Words

Phonics - Exercise, Rhyme & Freeze

Week 5 - Great work Nursery P!

Red Group - Phonics

Ollie from 'Beat Goes On' teaching Body Percussion on CBeebies' 'Let's Go Club!'

Exercise Ideas!



A big well done to all of the children that participated in the boiled egg competition,you all did a fantastic job. Well done to our winner, who created 'Domi Land!' 

Week 4 - We have been busy this week! Well done Nursery P!

Additional Week 4 Learning Map resources

5-a-day Fitness: All Sports Routine

Example expressions to draw on your vegetables

No cook healthy eating recipes


Hi Nursery,


Just a little note to say how impressed we are with your home learning over the past three weeks. It has been lovely to see you continuing to practise that things we have been learning in school with your grown ups at home; we hope you have enjoyed the special challenges! Most importantly, we feel incredibly proud to see that you are continuing to be Stay at Home Superheroes, and though we miss you all everyday, we are are happy to hear that you at keeping safe indoors and creating special memories with your family. 


Lots of love,


Miss Partington smiley


Boiled Egg Competition 

Whilst we won't be uploading a learning map during the Easter half term, instead we have decided to have a special Easter competition. During the holidays, we would like you to spend some time designing & decorating a hard boiled egg. First, you will need to think about what you will transform your egg into, you may want to draw a design in your home learning book. Then,you can think about what materials you will use around your home to decorate your egg. Once you have designed and decorated your egg, email a photograph to no later than Friday 17th April. Mr Deane will choose the winning egg and a prize will be posted to them the following week!


Holiday Diary

During the Easter break, we would also like you to draw a picture in your home learning book each day of how you are feeling and the things you have been doing/going to do that day. 



Easter egg ideas

Some great examples of this week's home learning - don't forget to email your photos to !!

Weekly learning map 

Week 3 - Holy Week

Hi Nursery,
I hope you are all well and enjoying your time at home. It has been lovely to hear from you this week, I can see you have all been working very hard.


Please keep sending you amazing work to

I can't wait to hear from you.



Additional Week 3 learning map resources 

Language enrichment - Pronoun cards - he, she, they, it


Easter Eye Spy

I'm a spring chicken

Chick Chick Chick Chick Chicken (Lay a Little Egg for Me)

Easter Bunny Dance & Freeze

Week 2 -Spring Collage

Week 2 - Learning in Action!

Weekly learning map 

Week 2 

Please keep sharing your photographs and videos using 

It has been fantastic to hear from you all this week!

Week 2 

Our story this week is The Gingerbread Man. 

Please see the weekly learning map for key questions to ask your child.

Additional resources for Week 2 learning map

Biscuit recipe - Have a go at making your own gingerbread man


Shape pictures

Language Enrichment activity - What are they doing?

Phonics - Red Group - CVC cards

Some great examples of this week's home learning activities - Week 1

Weekly learning map

Week 1

Below is the learning map for this week. There are lots of activities on the map that can be completed using the resources from the home learning pack and/or everyday objects from around the house.

Additional resources for Week 1 learning map


Moon for anticlockwise movements



Progressive Pencil Control

Remember, children develop their pencil grip when they are developmentally ready. Some children will move more progressively through these stages below, others may skip stages to achieve a trip grip with good control. It is also important that we continue to provide opportunities for gross motor control, so look out our for the different activities we set each week on our learning map. 


 Our focus text this week is 'Hansel and Gretel'


Additional stories you could read to your child:

- Rosie's Walk

- We're Going on a Bear Hunt

These stories also link to the activities on the weekly learning map.

The children have settled well into their new classroom, where they have spent their first few weeks of full time exploring their new learning environment & building relationships with the other children and staff. You may have already begun to see some changes in your little one’s independence; we certainly have as they are beginning to understand the expectations of the school day. Below are some of the things we have been working on to help us with our self care, please also support your child in doing these independently at home. 


- Looking after myself on the toilet;

- taking off and putting on loose clothing;

- putting wellies on;

- Using a knife, fork and a spoon when eating;

- Blowing my own nose.


Learning to lead through prayer

Key Question - 'What is a family?'

Farmer David heard how well we were looking after the chicks in school, so he wanted our help with some of the other animals on the farm.The children loved petting and feeding the animals, and they listened carefully to the interesting facts Farmer David shared about the animals he brought. 


Our Little Visitors

The children arrived in school on Monday to find that there were some new additions to EYFS. Whilst the children waited patiently for the chicks to hatch, we learnt all about how to care for the baby chicks. On Tuesday morning, the children arrived in school to find that 7 chicks had pipped their way out of their shells and hatched. After the chicks dried off, we spent some time gently caring for our new little friends, we can't wait to see them grow over the next week. We even made some chick booklets! 


Each week, we will be giving you a new challenge that you can do with your child on the way home from school, Each challenge has a Maths focus, and encourages your child to be curious about what Maths looks like in the environment. You may want to share the things you've spotted in the outdoor by emailing your photographs to our school email address. Take a look at a fantastic example below. 


Our topic this term is traditional tales. The children have been very excited bringing these familiar stories to life in the classroom, especially in our new Storyteller's cottage! The children have LOVED retelling their favourite stories whilst the adults scribed for them, they have even begun to tell their own stories. See if your children can orally retell one of the stories below. 



We used our superb listening skills during the Pop Project! We loved dancing & singing

In Jack and the Beanstalk, lots of different language is used to describe size. The children looked around the classroom for big and small things, then sorted the language into the correct group.

We've planted our own beanstalks!

After reading the Gingerbread Man, we explored what happened when biscuits get wet!