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Remote Learning January 2021

Mrs Eckersley has been setting activities for the children to do at home via Evidence Me. This will go straight to your email address. If you are not receiving these emails please could you email Mrs Eckersley on or call school on 01254 52065.

Wednesday 14th October 2020

Hello everyone! Hope you are all well. Please check your emails I have left a message for your children and a story for your child to listen to.

Today I thought I would put on some shape songs to help your child learn their 2D shapes. I will also put on some number and shape games that are phone and tablet friendly!

shapes song | shapes rhymes | we are shapes | shape song | shape songs for kids | Kids TV

Hello kids! Do you know what these are? We can see them all around us everyday. We love to make our drawings around these things. Do you know what they are? ...

Monday 12th October 2020

Good morning everyone! 

I hope you are all well! We are missing you at Nursery but looking forward to seeing you all back next week!

I thought I would put on a few of the rhymes we have been learning in Nursery. Encourage your child to join in with the songs and actions.

Ten In The Bed by Penny Dale | Children's book read aloud

Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale
A story we have been enjoying in Nursery. Do you have 10 toys? You could retell the story at home!

Ten In The Bed | Super Simple Songs

Join in singing Ten in the bed!.

CBeebies: Something Special - I'm a Little Tea Pot - Nursery Rhyme

Sign and sing-a-long with Mr Tumble to I'm a Little Tea Pot. Next week in Nursery we will have teapots in the water tray for you to play with!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Sing along to Twinkle Twinkle little star. Can you remember the actions?

Five Little Speckled Frogs | Nursery Rhymes | from LittleBabyBum!

Practice counting as you sing this number rhyme.

Five Little Ducks | Kids Songs | Super Simple Songs

Practice counting as you sing along to this rhyme!

Incy Wincy spider - Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs - LearnEnglish Kids British Council

Sing along and do the actions for Incy Wincy Spider.

Humpty Dumpty | + More Kids Songs | Super Simple Songs

Sing along to Humpty Dumpty! If you have some bricks at home, have a go at building a wall for Humpty!

Count to 20 and Workout | Fun Counting Song for Kids | Count by 1's to 20 | Jack Hartmann

Jack Hartmann's Count to 20 and Workout will have you counting to 20 as you engage your body and brain and workout as you count. Do a new set of exercises fo...

Friday 17th July 2020

Goodbye and good luck as you go off to big school!!

Well it's finally time to say goodbye!! I just can't believe how quickly this year has gone. I am so sorry that our time was cut short at Nursery and we couldn't say a proper goodbye!

You have all been amazing and I have loved teaching each and every one of you! We will really miss you all so much!!

I hope you have all got your certificate and little card from us. 

Have a wonderful Summer, stay safe and I will pop in to see you all looking smart in your lovely new uniforms in September!


*Remember to have a quick look again at the information given to you about preparing for school. Practice putting on your coats, dressing and undressing by yourself, keep having a go at writing/mark making. Look all around you for numbers and count daily, steps as you go upstairs, cars you see! Keep talking! Talking is so good for children, learning to speak and listen is so important. Something we sometimes forget as busy parents when children are spending time playing on devices. Look at books together and talk about the pictures.

Have a fun Summer, lets hope the sun shines!!


Love from Mrs Eckersley xx

Don't forget, any problems or worries feel free to email me at

Monday 6th July

Good morning everyone!! I can't believe we are in July already!!! Hopefully by now lots of you will have had a phonecall from your new teacher! I can't believe you are off to big school really soon!!




Some tips for you before your child starts school

Activities and websites to support your child starting school

It's been such a long time since I read a story to you! I thought I would have a go at recording myself reading a story!! I hope you enjoy it!!

Sharing a shell

Mrs Eckersley reads a lovely story - Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson.

Monday 29th June 2020

Good morning!! Hope you had a lovely weekend despite the rainy weather!

Have a look in this weeks folder for lots of fun activities to try!



Monday 22nd June 2020

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all well!

Today's story is a funny story called Shark in the Park on a windy day!

It is read by the author Nick Sharratt.


Nick Sharratt reads Shark in the Park on a Windy Day! for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2017

Celebrated children's author Nick Sharratt reads his picture book Shark in the Park on a Windy Day! (Picture Corgi), shortlisted for the 2017 Bookbug Picture...

Why don't you do what Nick suggests in the video! Have a go at making your own Telescope with some cardboard tubes, go for a walk and see what you can see!! Have fun!!!

Make your mark!!!!

As you get closer to starting school, mark making is an important skill. We would be providing lots of opportunities in Nursery for children to have a go at writing.

Let your children make shopping lists for you, take orders for a pretend cafe or take away. Don't worry if they can't form letters correctly, as long as they are trying to hold their pencil correctly and having a go at writing.

A good way to help children is to give them a large tray with flour or sugar! They can use their finger to have a go at making patterns, letters and numbers. A bit messy but lots of fun!!


Monday 15th June 2020

Good morning everyone!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend!

Thank you to those of who that have sent pictures and emails. It's great to see children accessing the website and doing lots of learning at home!


Pirate Fun!

Today we have a pirate song!! In Nursery we would have been playing with our small world pirate ship and dressing up as Pirates!! 

Have fun singing along! Maybe you could make a pirate eye patch, hide some treasure and make a treasure map! Maybe make your own Pirate ship from a cardboard box?

We are the Pirates - Kids Pirate Song | Songs for Children

Ahoy there matey! Let's go on a pirate adventure on the high seas! Help us dig for treasure, and do the pirate dance. Can you find Pirate Will's parrot? Sing...

Monday 8th June 2020

Good morning everyone!

I hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend!


This week you will find some counting and phonic activities to try.

Our story this week is Smiley Shark!!

Do you know anything about sharks?

Maybe you could try and find some facts about sharks?

You could draw pictures of the shark and fish in this story.

Smiley Shark- Bedtime Stories with Fi

This week we have a special request from Sid- Smiley Shark by Ruth Galloway. Smiley Shark is the smiliest and friendliest shark in the ocean but no one wants...

As it will soon be time for your little one to start school, I thought I would give you a checklist that you could try and work through to prepare your child. Please don't worry if your child can't do everything! 

It is just a handy reference to guide you through the things school like your child to be able to do when they start in September.

A handy checklist to help your child prepare for school.

2nd June 2020


Hello everyone!

I can't believe this is our last term in Nursery! Time has flown by and it's not long until your child starts school.

We are missing your children so much, and hope that you are all ok and managing to do some online learning with your child.


Please don't hesitate to email me with any questions or worries you may have, or just to send pictures of what your child is doing at home. We have certainly had some amazing sunny weather to enjoy!


My email address is


Summer 2 

This term we will be focussing on the traditional story  The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Our topic will be Summer, I will be uploading weekly activities for you to try at home. 

The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Animated Fairy Tales for Children

Listen and enjoy the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Eid Mubarak!!!

Wishing you all a very happy Eid!

Although this year isn't quite the same, enjoy yourselves and stay safe. x

Monday 18th May 2020

Good morning everyone! 

Not long until Eid for many of you! I thought I would put some activities linked to this special time for you.

Some Eid colouring sheets you can print.

Make an Eid card!

Wednesday 13th May 2020


Good Morning!

Here is a song that has been requested! It's a song that we sing every morning at carpet time to remember our days of the week!

Days of the Week clap clap! to the tune of the Addams Family

A song that you should all know to help you learn the days of the week!

*Don't forget this weeks activities that you will find on the splat week beginning 11/5

Monday 11th May 2020

Good morning everyone!

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

It was lovely talking to so many of you last week. For those who I haven't yet spoken to, I will be in touch this week. Thank you to those of you that have sent me pictures and messages telling me what you have been up to! It's lovely to hear how you are and see your photos. I'm glad that you are accessing this site and doing lots of the activities I put on here! Well done!


This weeks story is another caterpillar story. The very Hungry Caterpillar.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats...and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry ...

Beautiful Butterfly | Butterfly Metamorphosis | Life Cycle of a Butterfly/Jack Hartmann

The four stages in the life cycle of a butterfly (metamorphosis) are beautifully and clearly shown in this real life music video. Jack and Lisa Hartmann wrot...

Don't forget to have a go at this weeks activities in the folder below!! 

Monday 4th May 2020


Good morning everyone!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend!


Todays story is called The Crunching Munching Caterpillar!!

I have also added a great song that we sing about caterpillars in Nursery!

The Crunching Munching Caterpillar Read A Loud With Highlighted Words (Cd Audio)

Caterpillar really wishes he could fly! But all he can do is munch and crunch!
Butterfly smiles a secret smile because she knows something that Caterpillar doesn't! Do you know what the secret is? Read and find out!!! Enjoy!!

The Tiny Caterpillar Song, Songs for Early Years, Foundation Stage, Spring/Summer,

A lovely version of the song 'Tiny Caterpillar', (sung to the tune of 'She'll be coming round the mountain'),showing the life cycle of the butterfly with edu...

Butterfly outline for you to colour/paint. Remember butterflies are symmetrical(same on both sides)

Friday 1st May


Good morning everyone!

I hope you have had a good week and been able to have a go at some of the activities I put on at the beginning of the week.

Next week I am planning to call parents just to see how you are all doing! (it will probably come up as unknown caller)I am missing you all and looking forward to speaking to you.

If you have any concerns or questions or if you want to send photos of what your children are up to, we'd love to see them!  Please feel free to email me at  

Wednesday 29th April 2020


Good morning!!

In Nursery we would have our small world area set up as a farm. The children would be learning the names of the animals and the sounds they make. Lots of children struggle to name all of the farm animals. Try and help your child to name them and talk about the sounds they make.

I have put on Old Mcdonalds Farm song on to help with this.

OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM | Classic Nursery Rhymes | English Songs For Kids | Nursery Rhymes TV

Sing along to Old Macdonald had a Farm!

Listening Game 4 - Phase 1 Phonics - Listening and Attention Skills

Listening skills can be difficult to master for many children. Help children develop their listening skills. This video features animal sounds. After a short...

Monday 27th April 2020

Hello everyone!

Ramadan Mubarak!

I hope you and your families are well.


I have made a folder with lots of activities you can access this week. Click on the red splat to find lots of things to do. Please just choose which activities your child is interested in, you do not have to complete every activity. 

Try to do a phonics and a maths activity each day if you can.

Don't forget some daily exercise! I will put on the Sticky Kids part 2 with some new songs for you to try!


Have a lovey day!!

Wednesday 22nd April 2020


Today is all about shapes!!

I have put on a link to a shape game you can play and also a song to help you learn about 2D shapes.

There is also a sheet that you can print to use when going on a shape hunt around your house. Don't worry if you can't print the sheet, you can always make your own. Have fun!


Don't forget to try the wake and shake and sticky kids songs!

Please try and listen to the jolly phonics songs daily!

Shapes for Kids | 2D Shapes | Shapes Song | Shape Up| Jack Hartmann

Shape Up is a great educational song for children learning about 2D shapes. In Shape Up, children see the different shapes and then draw the shape in the air...

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Hello everyone!

Today I have put on a number game, a number rhyme and a story all about frogs!

I hope you give them a try!

I have made a little pond in my garden and I hope some frogs might come to visit!! I will let you know....



Oi Frog! - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for kids

Books Alive! Read aloud Oi Frog! The First in the hilarious rhyming children's "Oi" book series by Kes Gray and Jim Field. Who sits on what? Enjoy this funny rhyming story all about a frog!

Five Little Speckled Frogs | Nursery Rhymes | from LittleBabyBum!

5 little speckled frogs song for you to sing!

Monday 20th April 2020


Good morning everyone! 

We hope you have had a nice break and are keeping safe at home.

We are missing your smiley faces very much!


Our topic in Nursery for this term is growing and changing. 

I will upload some activities that you can do at home to support your child. 

Remember keeping fit and active is so important for your health. I will upload a new wake and shake to try and also some great songs from The sticky Kids! The children will know some of them already. 


The weather has been beautiful and hopefully you will have managed to get outside for your daily exercise. Look out for signs of spring. Point out to your child the new leaves on trees, the beautiful blossom and the spring flowers appearing. Encourage your child to listen for birds singing. Can they find out the names of any of the birds they see?

Wake up shake up song.

Wake the school up and get dancing with Out of the Ark's Wake Up! assembly song and dance routine from Songs For Every Assembly. Our Wake Up! song is bound t...

Sticky Kids workout 1

Time to go shopping!!


Our role play area in Nursery was going to be a shop. 

Why not try and create your own little shop at home! Its a great way to develop Maths and English as well as speaking and listening skills.


What will you need?

Things to sell - this could be empty food packets, milk or juice bottles. Fruit and veg!

Or you could use toys for a toy shop!

Pens and paper to make prices or make shopping lists. You could even make a sign for your shop!

 You could use scales to weigh fruit and vegetables comparing heavy and light items.

Use real coins if you can and teach your children their values.



Happy Shopping!!!!


Jack and the Beanstalk Fairy Tale by Oxbridge Baby

Watch our Jack and the beanstalk Fairy Tale now. For more Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes, Kids Songs and Preschool Learning Videos click here: https://www.youtu...

Week beginning Monday 30th March 2020


Hello everyone!

Hope you and your families are all well.

I hope you have had chance to look at some of the activities with your children. Don;t worry too much if you are struggling at home, just do what you can. 


Don't forget that getting your children to help out at home, pairing socks (counting and matching), preparing meals or baking can be great fun! You can include maths in there, comparing and counting ingredients.  It's a good opportunity to spend time talking to your children.


The children love water play in Nursery and a lot of maths goes on as they play! Vocabulary like pour, fill, full, empty, more, less are all part of maths. Let your children explore water at bathtime or outside if the weather is nice. They can pour and fill plastic cups and containers.  They can investigate which objects float or sink.


Get your child to help you to make shopping lists. Their writing may look like scribbles, but is all part of early mark making. Praise your child for making marks and ask them to tell you what they have written.


One of our most popular activities in Nursery is playdoh! The children absolutely love it!! It is a great activity to strengthen hand muscles ready for writing. Mrs Timol is our expert Playdoh maker and she has given me the recipe to pass on to you. It's easy to make at home and lasts a really long time! Don't forget you can add food colouring and flavourings. My favourite is Salted Caramel, it looks and smells like fudge!














Combine water, oil, salt ,cream of tartar and food colouring in a saucepan and heat until warm. 

Remove from the heat and add flour.

Stir, then knead until smooth.


*The cream of tartar makes the dough last a long time, so resist the temptation to miss it out.

Store in an airtight container and it will last a while.


Have fun!!!!

Good morning everyone! 


I hope you and your children are all well. We are really missing being with your children!

I hope you find the activities I have put on useful. Don't forget to talk to your children as much as possible. Ask them what day it is? Can they sing our days of the week song to you? Talk to them about the weather, we do this daily in Nursery. Sing nursery rhymes and read stories to them.


Every morning before we start our day, we do a wake and shake time with the children. I am going to put a link to their favourite ones so that you can do them at home.


Mrs Eckersley



Sticky Kids - Wiggles and Jiggles

Another wake and shake to enjoy!

Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

Another wake and shake favourite!

Shake My Sillies

This is one of the children's favourite wake and shake songs! Enjoy!

We have been reading the story of The Gingerbread Man. Here are some activities you could try at home.

We have been reading Supertato stories in Nursery. Here are some activities you can do linked to the story.

Superhero name writing - Print out or use as a guide to help your child write their name.

Phase 1 phonics - environmental sounds

Phase 2 sound mat

For those of you who weren't able to collect a pack from Nursery, I will put the resources I sent home on here fr you.


In Nursery we use Jolly Phonics songs to support our teaching of phonics. The children have been focussing on the letters s a t p i n. They should be able to sing the songs and show you the actions.
Encourage your child to sing along and join in with the actions.

Summer 1 

This half term our topic is growing and new life. Our traditional story will be Jack and the Beanstalk. Please have a look at this with your child. Talk about the pictures, the people in the story and what they think might happen.

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