Nursery 18.5.2020

Date: 18th May 2020 @ 8:57am

Good morning :-)

I can’t believe that this is the start of our ninth week at home! Hopefully, you all had a lovely weekend. I had a very quiet one this weekend and didn’t get up to much. It was very peaceful.

As it’s the start of a new week, I will post a few activities that you can be getting on with. Remember, these are simply ideas and by no means compulsory.


Story of the week

I have a classic for you to read this week – one that I remember reading when I was in school.

It’s called ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle and is all about a caterpillar who loves to eat. At the end of the story, he changes into a different creature. Before reading the story, I wonder if any of you know what happens to caterpillars and what they turn into? Here it is being read by the author himself:



Again this week, key sounds are being taught each day on the Read Write Inc YouTube channel. This week, they are introducing digraphs (2 letters making one sound such as sh, th, ch). They might be useful videos for the children to see as they will introduce them to this new concept in a way that is easy for them to understand.


Go outside

This challenge is going to be linked to our story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and is something you can have a go at whilst out on a walk with your family.

I want you to go on a Minibeast hunt!

Whilst you’re out with your family or even in your back garden, have a look around and see how many insects you can find. Look underneath stones and get your hands dirty in the mud as some will be hiding. I’ve attached a sheet for you to record the different creatures you found on your bug hunt.

Remember: if you pick up any creatures to have a look at them, it is very important that you are very gentle with them and that you put them back exactly where you found them.


Get Creative

This week, your creative challenge is going to be ‘imaginative movement’. Whilst watching the following video, can you make your body move in different ways? The focus of this video is ‘Animals’ and so you will need to move like different animals you might find in a jungle.


Have a great day boys and girls!

Miss Hargreaves x

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