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Hi Nursery, 


I hope you have had another fantastic week. There is a big surpise coming on Tapestry next week! Stay tuned, I am so excited to share it with you. 


Please see the grid attached if you want to try some new exciting play based activities.


Warmest wishes,

Miss Grant  



Home learning suggestions 13.07.20

Hi Nursery, 


Thank you for sending some fantastic pictures and videos. I am so proud of you all for trying lots of exciting new learning at home. Please see tapestry where you can enjoy some stories and songs with your teachers. Next week I have suggested some exciting new play based activities all about summer. It is my favourite time and I love it when the sun is shining! Can you send me a video telling me about your favourite activity to do in the Summer. You might be able to show me too. I can't wait to hear! 


Warmest wishes,

Miss Grant 

Activity Ideas 06-07-20

Ivrit work- 6.7.20


I hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend.

This week we are learning summer vocabulary in Ivrit.

Please watch the video and repeat after me. Try and remember some of the vocabulary and see if you can say them independently.

Challenge: Can you draw some of the items?

You can post photos/videos of your work on tapestry.

I hope you enjoy it!

Best wishes,

Mrs Sharon

Nursery and Reception Ivrit homelearning summer vocabulary.mp4

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Exciting Activity Ideas! Please share with me on Tapestry the activities you have tried.



Challenge of the week! 


Use a camera or a phone to take pictures of different signs that you see in the environment. 

Environmental print provides lots of opportunities for children to interact with letters, sounds, and words. Children can also from a discussion with you about what they can see. For example they might describe the colour, pattern or shape in the Logo or sign. You can find a range of environmental print some of these include: 


  • Cereal boxes. See if your child can recognise any letters or familiar sounds in the Logo. They could cut out any familiar letters or words to create their own collage. 
  • Road signs. What shapes and patterns can your child see? Can they spot any familiar letters?  
  • Empty food packaging such as crisp packets. 
  • Supermarket signs. Can your child recognise any letters in the Logo? 


I can't wait to see your learning on tapestry! For some more play based activities linked to environmental print please see the home learning activity grid below.


Best wishes,

Miss Grant 

Exciting Activity Suggestions

Song Time

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1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive...

Hi Nursery, 


I hope you are all having a fantastic time learning and having lots of fun. It is so lovely seeing what you are getting up to at school and home. Please look at tapestry over the next few weeks where I will be posting stories and songs. 

I have attached another grid full of lots of fun learning activities to try at home. Please post them on tapestry as I love to see your learning and creative ideas. 


Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Grant 

Ivrit 22/6/20


I hope you are all well and it was so nice to see some of you at school.

This week we are learning 4 colours in ivrit:

Green - Yarok

Yellow - Tzahov

Blue - Kachol

Red - Adom

Please watch the video and repeat the colours in Ivrit.

4 colours in

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Challenge: Can you find objects in your house that are these colours and then say the colour in Ivrit?

​You can post videos of you saying the colours in Ivrit on tapestry.

I have also attached a fun song for you to listen, sing and dance to, I hope you enjoy it!

ivrit song(1).mov

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Best wishes,

Mrs Sharon

Shabbat Vocabulary in Ivrit

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Ivrit 8/6/20:
Watch the video and practice saying Shabbat vocabulary in Ivrit.
Challenge: Can you find any Shabbat objects in your house and name them?

Hi Nursery, 


I am excited to welcome you all back to another jam-packed, exciting final half term. Whether you are joining us from home or at school I can reassure you that there will be some great play based learning opportunities for you. The suggested ideas on the grid are filled with many activities and useful resources. Some of these activities can be accessed independently and others require adult support. Please feel free to look at previous grids as they are full of play based ideas to try at home. If your child is coming in to school in either Group A or B, please do NOT complete the 2 activities highlighted in green on the grid as these will be completed IN school.  The early years team will continue to use tapestry to share learning ideas with you. Please continue to share your learning with us as we love to see what you are getting up to. 


Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns. Please note response times for emails will be up to 48 hours. Thank you for your continued support.


Warmest wishes, 

Miss Grant   

Play based activities 01.06.20

Phonics- Silly Soup

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Can you help me make my silly soup? We need to hear and say the initial sound of each object. I am looking for objects beginning with s. You can play this game at home and choose a different sound. Singalong with me Nursery.

Miss Grant

Home Learning Activities- Week beginning 18.05.20


Next week is mental health awareness week. During this unsettling time I want you try and think of all the positive things at the moment. How lucky are you to get to spend quality time together learning, having fun and creating memories. You are all doing a great job and I am enjoying seeing what you are getting up to. 


Warmest wishes,

Miss Grant 


Understanding The World Project

2D Shapes

Ivrit week 7 18/5/2020



Shalom! I hope you had a lovely weekend with your family. 

This week we are learning to count from 1 to 10 in Hebrew. Please watch the video and practice, and if you want to share it with me through tapestry, I’d be happy to see/hear your counting in Hebrew. 

Mrs Sharon


Counting from 1-10 in Hebrew .mp4

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Challenge: Can you count from 1-10 in Hebrew independently? 

Hi Nursery, 


I hope you enjoy the bank holiday weekend with your family. 

I have attached some home learning ideas for next week. If you would like to use some magical powers this weekend you may want to try some superhero challenges.

I look forward to hearing from you all. 


Warmest wishes,

Miss Grant 

Superhero Challenges


I know that some of you are enjoying role playing superheroes so I thought you could try some superhero challenges! 


- How many start jumps can you do in a minute? 

- Show someone your three favourite superhero poses.

- Create your very own superpower with a matching item. For example you might want to make your own cape so you can fly. Or a mask for your lazer vision.

-You will need a hideout for your superhero. Why not use a large cardboard box and decorate it.   


I can't wait to meet the superheroes! 

Miss Grant 




Some exciting new videos will be placed on tapestry this week! I hope you enjoy them. 

Ivrit week 6 11/5/2020


Shalom! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Please watch the video and sing and dance along. I hope you enjoy it! 

Ivrit Task

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Challenge: can you point to the parts of your body and name some of them in Ivrit?

I Spy in a Bottle

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This is a great way for children to practice hearing and saying the initial sounds in words. Children may want to challenge themselves by writing the sound. Please see tapestry for the full video.

In My Heart- Part 1

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This is such a lovely story explaining different feelings.

In My Heart- Part 2

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Hi Nursery, 


I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

I am enjoying seeing all of your exciting home activities and play ideas. This week there are range of exciting activities. Some of which children can access independently and others require some support. All activities are play based and can be revisited. I have added a box, 'Various home activities' which you can also try at any point. 


I look forward to seeing your learning in action! 


Warmest wishes,

Miss Grant 

Family names in Ivrit

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I hope you enjoy practicing all of your families names in Ivrit.
If you would like to challenge yourself to practice your name or write some familiar sounds, please make you are using the correct letter formation. I have attached the Read Write Inc letter formation document that the children use at school. 

Read Write Inc - Letter Formation

I have attached some useful Maths websites with fun games and learning resources. I would suggest less screen time where possible, however you may find these websites very useful for your children. 

Oscar the Snail

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This can be done inside no problem!

Yom Ha’atzmaut Video

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I hope you enjoy the video. Please home learning attached.

How many footsteps long is your garden?

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Count with me

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I challenged myself by taking smaller steps.

Hi all,


I hope you have had a lovely time playing at home and trying some new activities. I have enjoyed watching all of your videos and speaking to you. 

I have attached some activity ideas for next week. Please continue to update me on what you are doing as I love to hear from you. I will continue to post stories and songs on tapestry as well as lots of activities on the blog. 


Have a great weekend! 

Miss Grant 

Activity Suggestions- week beginning 27th April

Ladybird Maths Challenge

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Ladybird Counting

Ivrit Task

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Mrs Sharon has put together a fantastic video. Let us know how your get on-show us on tapestry.

What The Ladybird Heard- Part 1

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I hope you enjoy the story as much as I do. I have suggested different play ideas and activities linked to the story. You will find these in the activity grid below. I would love to see some of your ideas and creations on tapestry.

What the Ladybird Heard- Part 2

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What was you favourite part of the story?
Can you make the correct animal noise for each animal In the story?

Welcome back Nursery

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Hi all, 

Welcome back :) 

I hope you have had a lovely break and are enjoying some quality family time.

The early years team and I are really missing you and are excited to share some new activities. 

I have attached some suggested play activities that you may choose to do. Please share your activities on tapestry, I would love to see them. 


Stay well, and I look forward to seeing what you are getting up to. 


Warmest wishes,

Miss Grant

Car Challenge

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Hi Nursery and Reception. Please check tapestry to see the full video of the car challenge! 

Dear Nursery, 

I hope you have had a lovely week at home. I have enjoyed seeing all of your tapestry videos and pictures. I have uploaded some activity ideas for you to try at home next week. If you would like to complete any of these activities It would be great to see them on tapestry. 

I hope you all have a lovely week and keep well. 


Kindest regards,

Miss Grant

In the Early Years we work as a unit- please check the Reception blog for additional activities from the Reception team. 

Movement with Miss Grant

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It’s Story Time- Video 1

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Video 2

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Video 3

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Suggested Ideas

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Here's a little message from me,


In these uncertain times staying positive is key,


At Nursery we laugh and have lots of fun,


Your opportunity at home has just begun! 


Everything will be okay...


Watch the magic behind their play!


Miss Grant 



Tuesday 10th March 


The children had so much fun for Purim learning day! they joined in with the parade and made their own shakers. Some of the children enjoyed dressing up and performing Purim songs! This week the children read the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. They have been retelling the story and making their own bears. 

Week beginning 02.03.20 


The children have had such a fun week learning the story of The Gingerbread Man. I introduced the children to reading a story map. This helped them retell the story with each other. We tried lots of activities relating to the story. The class favourite was creating our own gingebread men with playdough. The childrens number skills are really developing. This week Nursery learnt how to match numeral with quantity. Nursery made a gingerbread man, selected a number and transferred the correct number of buttons. Nursery also completed a game on the interactive whiteboard where they had to count the number of buttons on the gingebread man and find the corresponding number. 

Week beginning 24.02.19


Welcome back! 

The children have come back eager to learn and try new ideas. I am so proud of Nursery. Every child can write their name and have developed independence in accessing resources in the classroom. This week the children have developed interest in representing number. They have been drawing different marks and counting them. Some of these pre writing marks have included: circles, lines and dots. We will be continuing to develop this over the next few weeks. 


Have a good weekend,

Miss Grant 

Week beginning 10.02.20

Feeling Good Week 


This week has been about learning new activities to make us feel happy and good inside! 

Our class favourites were: 


Dough disco- Moulding dough into different shapes and working on the childrens manipulative skills. 


Cosmic Kids Yoga- Exciting yoga journeys designed for children. This also teachers them how to breath slowly and remain calm.


Song time- The children enjoyed singing familiar nursery rhymes and using our hand puppets to sing different songs. The children's favourite is 5 Little Monkeys! 


Have a fantastic half term! 

Miss Grant 




Silly Soup Phonics in action! 


Our sound of the week was t. The children had to find different objects beginning with t and mix them in our silly soup! every child had a turn and were very good at hearing and saying the initial sound for each object. This is our Silly Soup song: 


"We're making lots of silly soup

we're making soup that's silly

we're going to put it in the pot to make it nice and chilly!"


At home you could practice games such as eye spy to support their understanding of initial sounds. 


Have a fantastic weekend,

Miss Grant 

Week beginning 27.01.20 


A very busy and exciting week for Nursery! The children are enjoying their phonics sessions. They particularly love singing from our Amazing Alliteration Book!  Nursery now recognise the initial sounds in their names and can also select different objects beginning with the same sound. We mixed together a range of objects beginning with the sound m in our 'Silly Soup'. The children have enjoyed learning in our outdoor space. They have challenged themselves by building obstacle courses and moving safely across them. Some of the children have spent a lot time in the builders yard and have made meaningful marks through their role play scenarios. 



Our highlight of the week was meeting Bee-bot. The children have been learning about positional and directional language. First they drew different places on a large piece of paper. Then they had to navigate Bee-bot around the maze by pressing the different buttons. Every child had a turn and enjoyed watching the Bee-bot travel to the places they drew! 


Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Grant 

Week beginning 13th January 


Well done to Nursery! they received their class prize and filled their golden egg jar! The children voted for their favourite activity and got the opportunity to bake rainbow biscuits! The children measured the ingredients and had lots of fun using cutters to form different shapes! 

Week beginning 6th January 2020 


Welcome back! the children have had a fantastic first week back! we have introduced our topic Light and Dark!

The children have had fun learning about space and trying lots of new activities. The class favourite was creating their own wish stars. We also spoke about the difference between day and night time and the children were able to order familiar events. Alongside learning about rhythm and rhyme the children have begun to learn a sound a week. So far we have learnt the sounds: s, m and a. Some children are now beginning to form the letters in their name!  It would be great if you could practice this at home in a fun way. Here is a list of some ideas:


1- Using a cotton bud and paint to form the letters. 

2- Use finger to mark make in a tray of Salt

3- Manipulate playdough into letters. 


It is important to develop strength in those hand muscles. Playdough is fantastic for manipulating and developing fine and gross motor movement. 


Miss Grant 



Thank You! 

Wb- 16th December 2019 


Thank you all for making this term fantastic for your children. They have settled in well and have made so much progress. This week was Arts Week! The children explored Kandinsky Art and took part in a Drama and Music workshop. I am so proud of the children! Please take it a look at our learning journey display it shows our journey from this half term and has some fabulous art work! 


Have a lovely break and enjoy the holidays! 


Miss Grant 



Week beginning 09/12/19 Chanukah! 


The children have enjoyed learning all about Chanukah this week! They had the opportunity to make latkes in Reception as well as design their own Chanukiahs out of salt dough! Nursery first had the opportunity to practice moulding and maipulating using our golden playdough! We learnt all about the number eight and we practiced lighting the Chanukiah and singing Chanukah songs! 


Finally, the children have been practicing their songs ready for their performance on Friday. We can't wait for you to come and watch! 


Have a fantastic weekend!

Miss Grant 

Week beginning 02.12.19


The children have really challenged themselves this week in our block area. They have been working together to build impressive structures including: rockets, houses and roads. Our story of the week was Aliens Love Underpants. We had an exciting tuff tray! The children practiced ordering the underpants on the washing line and sorting them by colour and pattern. Nursery enjoyed designing their own underpants using different materials and art resources! 

Aliens Love Underpants

Week begininng 25.11.19


The children had another fantastic week! They enjoyed reading the story Commotion in the Ocean! we collected fish in out water tray and made fish out of the playdough. Nursery love singing the number rhyme 1,2,3,4,5 and are confident with ordering and counting numbers to 10! Our highlight of the week was learning to self select paint and create different pictures! 


Have a great weekend,

Miss Grant 

Week beginning 18.11.19 Nursery Rhyme Week!


The children have had a fantastic week! Nursery had the opportunity to explore different nursery ryhmes in a range of contexts. Some of these included: 5 Little Ducks, 1,2,3,4,5 and 5 Little Speckled Frogs! Nursery rhymes are fantastic for early literacy skills and support children with their counting. Nursery are now using number names spontaneously in their play! I was very impressed when the children were able to sing 5 little speckled frogs and recognise numerals to 5! The Nursery favourite was singing different nursery rhymes in our puppet theatre! Here is a slideshow of another busy and exciting week at Nursery! Have a brilliant weekend.


Miss Grant 

Week beginning 11.11.19


Nursery are learning all about animals and patterns. Our story of the week was Elmer the Elephant. The children explored pattern through making their own Elmer elephants using different colours and materials. Nursery also used the 'Linking Elephants' to make a repeated pattern. Our Elmer tray encouraged the children to match numeral with quantity. The children developed their fine motor skills through transferring the correct number of pom poms into the numbered trays. In phonics we continued to learn all about animal sounds. The children are great at recognising different animal sounds and have enjoyed pretending to be different animals.  

Week beginning 04.11.19


The children are really developing their number skills. As a class they ordered the Numicon from 1-10 and some children challenged themselves by finding the matching numbers. 

The children are learning to select their own materials in the workshop area. They all chose different materials and paint to create their own firework pictures! 

Week Beginning 21.10.19 


The Nursery children have had a fantastic few days. The children have been introduced to Numicon and have enjoyed exploring number and ordering the Numicon to 10. We also had a challenge Numicon tray where the children were encouraged to match the Numicon to its shape. Some children challenged themselves by finding the corresponding number. 


Have a brilliant half term!

Miss Grant 

Week Beginning 14th October 2019 


Below our some of our highlights from this week! The children are enjoying accessing both the indoor and outdoor environment. 

Nursery love out story telling corner and have worked together to role play and re-tell out story of the week, Room on the Broom! 

Introduction to Rhyming- Silly Soup

Playing at Home


We would love to hear about what your children have been playing with at home. Please upload an entry onto tapestry of them playing with their favourite toys. This will really help us when we are observing and planning for your child during focus week. 

Week beginning 07-10-19


This week Nursery have been learning all about their senses. Today we spoke about our sense of taste and the children learnt how to brush their teeth properly. Nursery learnt a song teaching them how to brush their teeth (attached below). We also spoke about foods that make our teeth rot and how to make healthy food choices. Every child had the opportunity to brush some teeth following a simple set of instructions. The children are mark making a lot more in the environment. Some have challenged themselves by drawing pictures of their hands, eyes, ears noes and mouths. 


Have a fantastic weekend, 

Miss Grant 

Focus Week


Now the children are settled, focus weeks have started.This is a chance for you to see an extended observation of your child. From this observation there will be a specific next step for your child to achieve. We will then post a following observation where we encourage your child to reach their next step. These observations will be clearly labelled so you know it’s their focus observation.

Week beginning 30.09.18


Nursery have been practicing counting up to 10 objects using one number name for each. We have been learning the song, Ten Little Teddy Bears to help us with our counting. Number rhymes  help the children understand number, counting and addition. Some children challenged themselves by lining up and counting teddy bears beyond 10. This week we read the story The Stick Man. The children used their creative skills to design their own stick man for the story telling corner. The children love spending time in our story telling corner. They sing familiar ryhmes and tell stories with each other. Finally, it is diversity month and Nursery are learning about different cultures and beliefs. Today we had a picnic with a range of dolls and celebrated different religions and beliefs. 




Week beginning 23.09.19


Nursery have had an exciting week learning all about Rosh Hashana! some activities included: Tasting apples and honey, spreading honey on toast and printing apples. The children were keen to learn about how honey is made and challenged themselves by making honeycomb and bees out of playdough. The children love role playing in the home corner. This week they mixed honey in different size bowls and shared it with all of their friends. 


Please try and go on an autumn walk with your children. If you could collect twigs, leaves and conckers and bring them into school we would love to use them for activities. 


Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year. 


Miss Grant  



Week beginning 16.09.19


Nursery have had so much fun this week!

We introduced the story Owl Babies and worked together to recreate the story. Some children enjoyed making nests for the owls, others created owls using playdough. I was particularly impressed when Nursery were able retell parts of the story using open ended resources and toy owls. In Phonics we have been using our 'listening ears' to identify sounds in the environment. The children were encouraged to identify different sounds and find the matching picture.

Have a lovely weekend,


Miss Grant 

Welcome to the Nursery blog!


The children are settling in well and getting to know each other and the environment. We have been learning about the school rules and systems in early years. Nursery have been talking about their families and engaging in lots of new activities. Some children have drawn pictures of their family and others have enjoyed building homes in the construction area. Nursery are enjoying role playing in the home corner and exploring the sand and water activities.