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1st June

Welcome back Nursery!


We hope you had a fantastic break and managed to do some lovely things with your families.

We would like to wish all our Nursery children and their families a very happy Eid if you were celebrating during the holidays.


This half term the nursery topic will be Growth and Change. We will be looking at life cycles of frogs and caterpillars, how vegetables and seeds grow and how you have grown from babies.


Please continue to show us all the lovely things you have been doing on the Nursery Blog. It really makes us all smile to see your faces and how creative you are being during your time at home 


This week we will be looking at the story Jack and the Beanstalk.

Watch the story with your family.

Here are some key questions to discuss with your family.

  • What did Jack swap his mother’s cow for?
  • Who did Jack live with?
  • Why did Jack take the cow to market?
  • Why do you think Jack took the magic hen which laid the golden eggs?
  • Why do you think Jack hid when he heard the giant shouting?
  • What do you think might have happened if the giant had come down the beanstalk?
  • If you had a beanstalk, what would you like to find at the top of it?

Here is another story all about a beanstalk.

Practise our days of the week song

  • Ask your parent to write the days of the week on strips of paper?
  • Can you put them in the correct order like in the song?
  • Close your eyes and ask an adult to hide one of the days. Can you work out which one is missing? How do you know?

Can you cut and stick the pictures in the correct order?

Watch this presentation about how a bean grows

  • Join in with these online lessons all about Jack and the beanstalk. If you do not want to join in with the phonics practise, forward the video to the start of the lesson.



This week we will be continuing to introduce the children to early phonics - letter sounds. 


In Nursery we use the Jolly Phonics rhymes and actions to help the children to remember each sound. We will introduce two sounds each week.


This week the sounds are 'M' and 'D'.

Continue practising this phonics song

It's a phonics song with a picture for each letter. This is designed to help children learn the sounds of the letters in the English alphabet.


Watch these Jolly phonics videos regularly and practise the songs and actions.

Jolly Phonics Letter m sound

D Jolly Phonic

Here are some videos to help you write the letters that match these sounds.

Get Squiggling Letters | Letter M

Squiglet loves squiggling letters and he's going to show you how to squiggle them too! Squiglet shows viewers how write the letters of the alphabet using his...

Get Squiggling Letters | Letter D

Have a go at these phonic games.



  • Can you make a giant castle out of blocks or bricks?
  • How tall can you make it?
  • How many windows will it have?
  • Ask an adult to write numbers 1-20 on some leaf shapes.
  • Can you place them in the correct order?
  • Can you count forwards and backwards along the leaves?
  • Find some counters, blocks, beans or pasta can you put the correct number of objects on each number?



  • Can you draw or paint the characters from the story?
  • Try using some play dough or plasticine to make a model beanstalk.
  • Use your toys or make some stick puppets of the characters and see if you can retell the story to your family.

Join in with these songs

Over in the Meadow

One Potato Two Potato

Can You Plant a Bean?

Watch this video of a bean growing over time

  • Can you see the tap root and the stem?
  • See if you can plant a bean or a seed and record how it grows and changes over time.
  • You could take pictures, or draw it each week to see how it has changed.