Hi Nursery,
It’s the Easter break so you can have a rest from all that learning and have some Easter family fun at home.
We would have had an Easter egg hunt before Easter so you could have one at home. You might not be able to get real eggs so how about colouring in some egg pictures.  Get a grownup to cut them out and hide them around your house and garden.
You could make some egg, bunny or chick pictures. Here are a few ideas.

We are having an Easter competition!

Can you make a lovely Easter bonnet? Perhaps your family could host their own bonnet parade.

Can you make your very own Easter Egg in the theme of a story, character or movie? You could paint hard-boiled eggs or use art and crafts.

Send a photo of your entry to the Nursery email address. A winner from our class will be announced on the first newsletter back after the Easter break.

Have a lovely Easter

Miss Peake

Parents, at school we use TenTown to introduce basic numeracy concepts to our children. Currently, TenTown are able to offer discounted access for parent packages. See the link below for the ‘code’ that entitles you to the discount. You can always search for “TenTown” on YouTube for stories and songs if not.

Discount code leaflet


I’m really missing telling you stories each day, so I thought I would record myself reading to my little dog Darcy instead and we can all listen to it together.  Hope you enjoy it xx

Contact us

We are keen to keep in touch with you and your child. We would love to hear what your child is doing at home and to see photos of your child playing games or of work completed. If you have any further questions about their home learning, please get in touch via the email address below.


Quick links

Teach Your Monster To Read

Education City

Phonics Play


The people behind the phonics scheme ‘Read Write Inc’ will be on YouTube daily teaching 10 minute phonics lessons to help your child learn letter sounds while they are at home. Watch the videos below. These change daily.


Can you go for a number hunt around your house? Where can you see numbers? How about on a clock? Can you find any more? Say what the number is when you find it.

Get a family member to show you both hands, showing a different number of fingers. Which hand is showing more fingers? Which hand is showing fewer? Get your grown-ups to try and trick you by showing the same on both hands.


You could count some of your toys and find the number card that matches. You can also use your number cards for sorting numbers into the right order.



Listen to my story time, here on the school website.

Keep sharing books with your family, you know how much I love stories.

Once that story is in your head try to tell the story to someone else using the pictures to help you. You could tell the story to your pet!



I don’t want you all forgetting how to hold your pencil properly in your ‘birdie beaks’. You can practice writing your names at home.


Encourage your child to hold the pencil/ pen correctly. (We say hold it in your birdie beak)


Help your child to practice sound talking.

Have a selection of objects/ toys that you can sound out. e.g. ted, spoon, cup, hat, pen, peg, egg, sock, rock etc


place objects together.  Ask your child to find the t-e-d (sounding it out)

Ask your child to sound out one for you to find.

This will help your child to ‘hear’ sounds to support later reading and writing skills.

Physical Development


Improve small physical skills can support your child’s writing skills.  Practice small physical skills such as:

complete jigsaw puzzles.

Build a tower with construction toys such as Lego.

Make things with playdough




Try to suggest rhyming words together, this can include nonsense words.


e.g. cat, bat, hat, mat, tat, zat


Physical Development


You could email me your pictures so I could share them in the next newsletter!

Don’t forget to upload pictures of what you are doing at home to your LearningBook too or Email me at Nursery1@smallthorneprimary.org.uk)

You could do your exercises with Joe Wicks every morning on youtube. You could do some Cosmic Yoga. Don’t forget to say Namaste at the start.

Go Noodle

Cosmic Kids



Can you go on a shape hunt? Have a look to see what in your house has different shape faces- circle, square, rectangle, triangle. Don’t forget these shapes are flat, flat, flat. So when you find a solid shape the ‘face’ is a square or a circle or a triangle or a rectangle.

All learning


Use online platforms such as education city, teach your monster to read, Collins Big Cat.

Reading & Art


Draw, paint, create pictures based on a story you have enjoyed.


All learning


BBC activities for Early Years



Playdough recipe

2 cups plain flour

1 cup salt

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 cup cold water

2 drops liquid food colouring – any colour of your choosing


1. Mix the flour and salt together in a large mixing bowl.

2. Add the cold water, oil and drops of food colouring and mix together.

3. When your ingredients are well mixed, take them out of your bowl and place your dough onto a flat surface, such as greaseproof paper.

4. Knead vigorously for a few minutes, until your dough feels like playdough and all of the stickiness has gone.