Nursery Home learning - Mrs Yeardsley 

Hello Nursery!

We miss you all so very much and hope you are all staying safe and well.

Whilst you are at home I have created a weekly timetable of activities for you to do. There will be a new timetable added each week and a Literary, Maths and Understanding the world task, all are themed upon the story of the week.

It is very important to show us all the fun and learning the children are doing at home by uploading their work to Tapestry, we miss them so much.

Mrs Yeardsley 


Superworm by Julia Donaldson

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Read the story ‘Superworm’ By Julia Donaldson (you can watch the read along version on Youtube if you do not have a copy.) Explain they are lots of words in this story that rhyme (sound the same) together look through the book and identify two words that rhyme on each page.

Literacy: Make your own magic potion using natural materials, such as leaves, sticks, flowers, petals, sand, water etc.  Think of a name for potion. What is your magic potion used for? Extend this further by encouraging  your child to draw or write a list of ingredients you have used in your potion.

Maths: Superworm the skipping rope. How many skips can you do in 10 seconds? Ask your grown up to time you and check by counting. Look at other ways you can move like Superworm in 10 seconds.

How many hula hoops can you do? How many star jumps can you do? How many laps of the garden can you run? How many times can you bounce a ball? Extend this further by encouraging your child to keep score by writing the number in chalk for each activity.

Understanding the World: Watch a video clip of a worm underground. Look at how worms move and discuss with your child that worms come to the surface when they hear rain on the ground.

Expressive Arts and Design: Listen to rain music ( explaining to your child this is what the rain sounds like to worms when they are underground. Together make your own rain dance to make the worms appear at the surface. You could even practice your dance outside in the garden and see if any worms appear. 



The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carl

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Read the story ‘The Very Busy Spider’ By Eric Carl (watch the animated version if you do not have a copy.) Discuss with your child the characters from the story. What sound does each animal make? Why was the spider so busy? What happened at the end of the story? Can your child draw a picture of each animal and place them in the correct order they appear in the story.

Reading: Play a fun Phonics game. Pop the phonic bubbles. Start with letters Set 1 and Set 2.

Maths:  Where is the fly? Together look at the at the pictures and discuss with your child where the fly is. Focusing on positional language such as, in front, under, behind, next to, above, on and in.

Expressive Arts and Design: Time to get creative, make your own spider picture or model. Adults encourage the children to do activity with minimal support. 


The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carl 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Carle, Eric: BooksThe Very Hungry Caterpillar learning tasks The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Carle, Eric: Books

Each morning try Caterpillar Yoga!

Children to use move in different ways to reenact the life cycle of a caterpillar. 

Move 1: Curl up like an egg. (lie on back and tuck legs up to the chest)

Move 2: Crawl like a Caterpillar.

Move 3: Be as still as a cacoon (curl up legs to chest)

Move 4: Fly like a butterfly (arms spread out wide and moving in and out of the spaces)

Reading:  Read the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ By Eric Carl (watch the animated version on Youtube if you do not have a copy.) Discuss with your child the character from the story. What happens to the Caterpillar throughout the story? Encourage your child to describe how he changes. Talk about the food he eats on the different days.

Writing: With your child create a story map to retell the story of The Hungry Caterpillar, encourage your child to draw events from the story and discuss , what he does, what he eats and how  he transforms into a butterfly.  Challenge your child to label their pictures and add captions to their writing.

Maths:  Play The Hungry caterpillar I spay game. How many different fruit can you find? Can you write the number or find the number of each food?

Understanding the world: Watch a video of caterpillar turning into a butterfly.  Discuss what happens to the caterpillar from their transformation from an egg into a butterfly. Then create your own life cycle of a caterpillar. 

Questions to ask your child: What happened first? Where does the caterpillar lay the eggs? What hatches from the egg? What does the caterpillar eat? What happens to the caterpillar when it starts to hang upside down? What breaks out the cacoon?

What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson 

What the Ladybird Heard learning tasks 

Reading:  Read the story ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ By Julia Donaldson (read aloud version on Youtube if you do not have a copy.) Discuss with your child characters from the story. What sounds to the animals make? Where do they live on the farm?

Writing: Draw your own farmyard picture, label the animals on your farm. What initial sound does each animal start with? Extend this further by writing a list of animals you can see on the farm. 

Maths:  Practice your counting skills with this online maths game:

Understanding the world: Make a house for a Ladybird using natural resources to encourage the Ladybirds to live in your garden.


Super Potato By Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

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Reading:  Read the story ‘Super Potato’ By Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet (read aloud version on Youtube if you do not have a copy.)

Writing: Make a wanted poster for the Evil Pea, add initial sounds, labels and captions to your work.

Maths:  Use your maths skills to make a trap for the evil pea. Remember he is small so what might you have to make sure he doesn’t escape?  Could you use a box? Remember we just want to trap him so he will need some holes to breath! Do we need to check he is in there? How will be see?  Check in your freezer – do you have any peas in there?  What other vegetables need to be frozen to keep them in control? Could you draw a picture or make a list of all your frozen veggies? How many do you have

Understanding the world: Draw or paint a picture of real life super heroes. eg Nurses, Doctors and other key workers. Talk with Mummy and Daddy about their job role, where they work, why they wear a uniform and how their job is so important.



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