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22nd June

Good Morning Nursery!

A little while ago we focused on lots of stories about caterpillars and butterflies. I wonder which one was your favourite?

This week I have found another story about a different creature that changes. I wonder if you can guess what it is?  

It is a Frog!


This week we will be leaning about the life cycle of frogs. We will be focusing on the story The Teeny Weeny Tadpole by Sheridan Cain and  Jack Tickle.


Listen to the story:

The Teeny Weeny Tadpole. Childrens Books Read Aloud. Scholastic.

The Teeny Weeny Tadpole wishes to jump high like his mommy, little does he know how soon he will.

Here are some questions to discuss with your family:


“What happened to the tadpole in this story?”

“How did the tadpole change in the story?”

 “What did you notice about the fish the tadpole met?”

 “Can you remember the names of the different fish?”

“What happened at the end of the story?”


Parents talk to your children about growth, linking it to their own growth through questioning –


How do we know we have grown?

Why do we need new clothes/shoes?

What keeps growing and needs cutting? (Hair, nails etc)

What do babies do and need?

How have you changed since being a baby – what can you do now?


  • This week try to draw a story map to tell the story of ‘The Teeny Weeny Tadpole’. Remember where he was at the start of the story and all of the creatures that he met along his journey through the story.
  • Draw little pictures to show each part of the story. 
  • When you have drawn your map, tell the story back to someone at home. You can use the map to help you.


  • You might like to try to make your own character puppets and use them to retell the story?
Here are some more stories you might enjoy!

Kids Read Aloud : Ten Tiny Tadpoles by Debbie Tarbett

Let's go on an adventure counting ten tadpoles! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Come Outside - Frogs

Pippin the dog meets some frogs in her garden. Auntie Mabel finds some frogspawn in a pond and tells a story about the life cycle of a frog.


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 'c' and 'k'


Continue practising this phonics song:


Phonics Song 2 (new version)

This is a phonics song with a picture for each letter.

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

Jolly Phonic ck song

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

Get Squiggling Letters | Letter C

Get Squiggling Letters | Letter K



 This week we are going to be doing lots of different types of Maths work. I hope that you have got plenty of energy! 

You have heard the story of ‘The Teeny Weeny Tadpole’. I hope you enjoyed the story.


All of the animals in the story can jump. Some can jump high and some can jump far. Poor tadpole has to wait until the end of the story until he can jump.


Your challenge this week is to investigate and measure jumps!

  • Who can jump the furthest in your house?
  • How can you measure it?
  • You might want to use a tape measure or you could measure the distance using footsteps or building blocks.
  • Now you could see how high you can jump.
  • How could you measure this?
  • You could write down how far each person in your family can jump.
Try these activities:

Find out a little bit more all about frogs.

This website is very good and explains things clearly.

Here are some more stories for you to enjoy!

Ed Vere Reads us his latest book, Grumpy Frog

Oi Frog - Bedtime Stories

Big Cook Little Cook: Series 3: Frog Prince

Join in with these songs!

Numberblocks Songs | Five Little Speckled Frogs

Der Glumph | Nursery Rhymes for Children | Videos for Kids | Songs By Debbie Doo

Mr Tumble Songs | Five Little Speckled Frogs 🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸

Jaime's Brain Breaks | 10. Little Green Frog



Can you make a frog puppet or model?

Remember to show us your lovely work on the Nursery Blog!

Join in with these exercises

JUMP like a FROG! 🐸 Fun Kids Fitness Videos

Frank The Frog | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!