Tuesday 21st April 2020

Dear parents,

I hope you are staying well and coping with lockdown. I hope your child is being good.

Please find some lesson ideas below.

1 Mathematical Development : To count objects accurately

Practise counting objects. You can use everyday items such as sweets, fruit, spoons, small toys.

Remember to put the items in a line first and point to each one with your finger or a stick as you count it. 

Don’t forget to check your counting just in case you made a mistake.

Here are some of the counting songs we use regularly in Nursery:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdDypyS_5zE   Ten in the Bed​

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGetqbqDVaA​   Big Numbers Song (count to 100)   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq4UAss33qA   Count and Move (1-20)​

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0ooQv7oHvw Ten Green Bottles​  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E3p_51tJx0  Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer​ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNw1SSz18Gg How many fingers on one hand?

2 Personal Social Emotional Development: To be aware of behavioural expectations

Watch the song below and join in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOrC64u_Qjc​     Please and Thank you

Encourage your child to say ‘Please’….’Thank you’ …  ‘You’re welcome’ throughout each day. 

Praise them for their lovely manners when they do so.

Also encourage them to say ‘Please can you help me?’ when they need help rather than just using gestures or crying.

3 Physical Development: To explore different ways of moving

Practise hopping

Practise skipping around (hopping on one foot and then the other alternately)

Join in with moving and dancing to the following songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCfWmlnJl-A    The Animal Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRjsyzbvqsc    Hop Little Bunnies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8s8siPE3Ms     Skip to my Lou

(Your child may know different actions to the ones used in the video for this one)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by5sTzh67fU    Chinese New Year Dragon song

4 Expressive Arts and Design: To begin to describe the texture of things

Feel everyday objects e.g  cotton wool, book, plate, teddy bear

and materials  e.g jam, butter, cornflakes.

Encourage your child to say ‘It feels….’ 

and use words such as soft, hard, smooth, bumpy, prickly, slippery to describe each one.

5 Literacy : To show awareness of rhyme    

Watch the following rhymes and find the rhyming words 

Try pausing the video so that your child has to shout out the rhyming word before it plays.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGgsklW-mtg&t=8s     Hickory Dickory Dock      e.g dock clock   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrv495corBc      Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall   e.g  wall fall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6fwkxtp4bw   Incy Wincy Spider  e.g spot out

See if your child can think of words that rhyme with each number word. This is for the oldest children only. 

1    bun gun fun run sun 

2    boo  do goo loo moo poo to you zoo shoe blue true

3    bee he me knee see tea she tree flea 

4    door more poor roar soar tore wore your 

5    dive hive jive live 

6    kicks licks mix picks sticks ticks 

7    heaven

8    date gate hate Kate late mate wait 

9    line mine wine

10   Ben den hen men pen when 

Finally some reminders….

Share stories and non-fiction books with your child, cook with them and explore in the garden if you are lucky enough to have one.

Talk,talk, talk with them.

 MAKE LEARNING FUN at all times.

Please do not give your child endless worksheets that are of no value at this age for nearly all of the class.

Have fun drawing to develop their pen control.

Best wishes,


Miss Smith​