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'A Special Message to Nursery' from Helen at Drama Tots

Welcome to Nursery!


Meet The Team


Miss Ridley - Nursery Teacher

Mrs Harper - Teaching Assistant


We love to see the super learning that is taking place at home so don't forget to send photo's to our Nursery Class email.  You can ask Miss Ridley questions there too about the learning activities.

This week we are introducing oral blending and segmenting activities to our phonics pages.  This is to increase the children's awareness of the different sounds that make up words.  It is really important that the sounds are said clearly so do use the video clips to help you.  If you have any questions just send an email to the address above.  I will continue to add to the collection of Familiar Stories We Love that we have shared during the year as we can learn new things with familiar stories, songs and rhymes and I have put suggested activities that you could do with any of the stories at the top of the page.  It is important for the children to often hear Traditional Tales.  So far we have shared 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears', 'The Three Little Pigs', 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'The Gingerbread Man', 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff', 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and 'The Enormous Turnip'.  This week I have added stories which are similar to 'The Enormous Turnip' to help the children identify how the characters, settings and events may be the same or different.  This can also help the children to have a go at coming up with their own version of traditional tales too.  Being able to retell traditional tales by heart is a very valuable skill and can support the children when it comes to making up their own stories too.  By giving the children different versions of the same story or a what happened next story you are encouraging them to think about how they could change and adapt a story themselves.  Keep looking on the Super New Stories page to see which new stories and activities have been added.  


Daily singing and story activities are really important.  As well as you reading stories and rhymes to them why not ask them to share familiar stories and rhymes with you.  There will be new blending and segmenting songs over the next few weeks and I will add video clips to Twitter or find clips on You Tube to help with the tunes.  


Maths and writing activities will be linked to the stories we are sharing or focusing on gaps identified from the Spring term assessments so keep checking the pages and remember we need to build our fine and gross motor skills muscles to help us hold and use pens and pencils for writing so keep looking to see what new activities have been added.  Lots of the activities that we have been looking at will help us to get ready for Reception class and these will include continuing to work on our self help skills which have the added bonus of developing our motor skills too.