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Week beginning April 20th

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This week I would like morning nursery children to have a look at the daily Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc phonics lessons at


Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.


Speed Sounds Set 1 - 

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST)
  • Set 1 Word Time 9.45 am
  • Set 1 Spelling 10.00 am


*Don't forget to share any of the work you have been doing on our school twitter page on and tag @StMariesKirkby so I can see*



Weekly learning project


The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the environment. Learning may focus on changes to different environments, the impact of humans on environments, the weather etc.


Friday 24th April

Natural vs Man-made-

○ Collect a variety of different natural and man-made objects from around your house and garden. Encourage your child to use their senses to explore the objects. Talk about the colours, shape, texture and size to help your child describe the similarities and differences between the objects. Discuss the differences between natural and man-made objects.

○ Group the objects into natural and man-made. 


Textures/ Rubbings- 

○  Go into the garden and look at the bark of a tree, feel the texture and talk about the patterns in the wood. Hold a piece of paper onto the bark of the tree and gently colour in with a crayon/ pencil or coloured pencil. Look at the patterns that appear on the paper and discuss what you can see, can you see the same patterns that were on the tree?. You could also make rubbings of materials around your house, eg bricks, tiles, flooring etc and compare the patterns that appear.

Thursday 23rd April



○ Watch ‘Frozen- In Summer’ at :


Discuss with your child what they think will happen to Olaf when he gets warm on a day like today. Support your child to fill up ice cube trays or plastic containers, if ice cube trays are not available, and freeze. Once frozen, take them out and explore how quickly they melt: in your hands, outside in the sunshine, in the fridge, on the windowsill and when blown with the hairdryer.


○ Search on Google Maps for the UK. Discuss with your child the colour of the land and sea. Scroll up to look at the Arctic. Discuss why the land looks different in the Arctic, because the land is covered in snow and ice. Discuss the differences in temperature in the UK and the Arctic. Look at a picture of an igloo on google. Fill an ice cube tray with water and when frozen take out and support your child to create their own igloo out of the ice cubes.



Wednesday 22nd April


Our favourite weather

○ Get your child to describe today's weather. What does it look like in the sky? Are the trees moving or still? What does it feel like (warm? cold?). What is your favourite type of weather? Children should draw a picture of themselves enjoying their favourite type of weather. For example, dressed in wellies, jumping in muddy puddles, in the park in the sun eating an ice cream or building a snowman etc.


Weather sounds (Rainmakers)

○ Provide your child with either a plastic container, bottle or other junk modelling item. Pour in a spoon or two of rice or lentils and secure with a bottle lid or sellotape. Decorate with stickers, glitter and sequins if you have them available. Have fun exploring making rain sounds.


Tuesday 21st April


Watch Peppa Pig recycling episode at:


Recycling/ Exploring Materials-

○ Provide your child with a selection of packaging to sort into groups to recycle. Can they identify plastic, paper, card, metal.


Create your own rain cloud-

○ Use a plastic container with a lid (e.g. a water bottle) and make small holes on one side. You could stick on cotton wool to decorate. Fill the container with water and watch as the water drips out.



Monday 20th April


Create a daily weather chart-


○ Record using pictures and written labels (where appropriate). Has the weather changed over the week?


○ Talk about the different objects/items of clothing we may use for different types of weather e.g warm coat, wooly hat, sun hat,  raincoat, umbrella, scarf, shorts, jumper t-shirt, sun cream, wellies. Can we find these items in our house sort these into things we would use/wear on cold days, rainy days or warm days.