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Week beginning May 11th

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Hello Nursery Children.


Hope you all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend in the sunshine. I have loved seeing some of your work on the twitter page. Keep it up!


Stay safe and keep smiling!


Mrs Wignall



Have a look at the 'Daily Timetable Tasks' tab for daily writing/reading/maths activities.



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)


All nursery children should have a go at one of the phase 1 phonics games at the bottom of this page each day.


*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 life in and around the sea. Learning will focus on the strange and wonderful creatures and plants that occupy our oceans.


Friday 15th May


Commotion in the Ocean

Share the story ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ by Giles Andreae if you have a copy at home. If not, watch this online reading video:


Commotion in the Ocean picture book

Support your child to create their own Commotion in the Ocean folding picture book (examples pictured below). Your child can decorate the front cover however they please. Support them in putting their name on the front of their book. Help your child choose three of their favourite sea creatures from the story. Ask your child to draw a picture of their favourite animal on each page. Support your child in writing the animal's name underneath the picture.



Thursday 14th May


Henry the Crab

  • Listen to the song Henry the Crab -
  • Ask your child to draw a picture of what they think Henry the crab looks like. E.g, how many legs may he have
  • Children to write their first and second name at the bottom of their picture


2D Shape picture

  • Draw the outline of a fish for your child to make a pattern in. Could they decorate it with cut-out 2D shapes such as triangles, circles, rectangles and circles?


Explore Floating and Sinking

  • Fill up a bowl, sink or basin and provide your child with a range of objects to explore. Which ones float and which sink? Ask them why they think they float/ sink?

CHALLENGE: Keep a record of the objects that float and sink? This could be using pictures or written.




Wednesday 13th May


Using your imagination

  • Ask your child to close their eyes and imagine being at the beach. Can they draw a picture list or, if they are able to, support them in using their phonics to write a word list of all the things you can see, taste, touch, smell and hear?


Make your own ‘Under the Sea’ Scene

  • Watch this video of the coral reef for a few minutes:
  • Talk about the animals you can see. What are the animals called?
  • Use junk modelling or craft items you have around your house to create the scene. You could even add in natural objects e.g. grass as seaweed


Fish number matching activity




Tuesday 12th May


Sharing a Shell

  • Watch the online storybook- ‘Sharing a Shell’ at:
  • Discuss how the crab felt in the story at each stage. Your child could draw a picture to represent the crab’s feelings


Song Time

  • Sing ‘1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive’. Look here for the words: 

  • Can your child add actions and learn this by heart?


Number Formation

  • Use this animated number formation tool to help your child practise writing numbers 0-10:



Monday 11th May



Share the story ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson if you have a copy at home. If not, watch this online reading video:



  • Ask your child if they can hear the sounds that come at the beginning of Snail and the Whale. Can they think of/ or find other things that begin with the same sound? They could create a poster or take photographs of the things they see.


Counting Undersea Creatures

  • Show your child how to play the following game:

There is a simpler version with amounts to 5 and a more challenging version with amounts to 10.

CHALLENGE: Support your child to create a record of how many of each creature there were.


Friday 15th- Commotion in the Ocean picture book

Phonics activities

Watch the beautiful Snail and the Whale film at BBC iPlayer (25mins):