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St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School
Sherwood Avenue




01484 226557




Office hours:

8.00am - 4.00pm



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                   Nursery Homework


              Remote Learning Page





Welcome to Nursery's Learning Page. 


Thank you for all your hard work during the school closure. It has been wonderful to see so many families posting on Tapestry. 


Every Monday a weekly Remote learning challenge will be shared with you linked to what we are learning in Nursery. 




Week 3 - The Enormous Turnip

Week 4 - Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Week 5 - The Gingerbread Man


If you are currently working at home or just want some extra home learning, you will find everything you need here or on Tapestry. If you have any problems accessing Tapestry please let Miss Stoker know by emailing





In Nursery the focus on maths begins with the early recognition of number, using numbers within play and focusing on the oneness of 1. We explore lots of our maths through the numberblocks and numicon.


Your challenges will be updated each day so log in to Tapestry and have a look at these. This half term we are focusing on renforcing the childrens understanding of number, recognising numbers and ordering them. 


Here's a few other things you could have a go at home:







You can read to yourself, read to a family member or listen to someone else read, but try to read every day. A full digital reading library is available on Oxford Owls and you can access as many books as you like.  Username: nurserystthomas Password: Nurserylibrary 


Each day a story will be shared on Tapestry at 1pm form one of the EYFS team. You can also log on to Oxford Owl to access some online books. If you choose to do anything with your child please share a bed time story everyday! 


This half term we are focsuing on Traditional tales and Nursery rhymes. Please have a go at retelling these stories and acting them out. Im sure you all know the story of the three little pigs, i bet you could tell that story without the book. Or make some porridge while telling the story of Golidlocks and the three bears. 


Here's a few other things you could have a go at home:


  • Letter recognition games
  • Explore with foam or magnetic letters
  • Act out different stories such as The Three Little Pigs
  • Play rhyming and listening games - what sounds can you hear outside/in the kitchen etc.
  • Play i-spy
  • Sing lots of different Nursery Rhymes -



Remote Learning

In Nursery the focus on reading comes from engaging the children in a love of book. We have books all over our provision both inside and out! We share stories at every chance we can and even enjoy making up our own. 

The expectation for children in Nursery is all around their listening and attention skills. This half term we are focusing on singing songs, saying rhymes and joining in with repeated phrases from well known books. By sharing a story every day, singing nursery rhymes and making up little tunes you are going to help your little one learn much. 

Nursery have now started our Library sessions. Each wednesday you can come and choose a book to share with your child. Your challenge each week is to read the book, talk about the pictures, characters and themes. Dont forget to share these on Tapestry. These will continue throughout lockdown.


AM Nursery - 11:00-11:30

PM Nursery - 2:45-3:15




Remote Learning

Learning to write may seem like a very daunting task but in Nursery it is so much more than the formation of letters and sentences. Our main focus is on developing fine and gross motor skills and equipping children with the tools to develop gradually. Our main focus is on making marks, drawing pictures and talk about what we have done. 

This half term we are focusing on recognsing our names. Finding which name card is the correct one and having a go at tracing over the letters in our names.  You can always pracice name writing at home but remember to use lower case letters! Your daily challenges will be uploaded to Tapestry. 


Here's a few other things you could have a go at home:


  • Practice writing your name, tracing over the letters or copying from a grown up. 
  • Drawing different lines in flour or sand, making lots of shapes. 
  • Send some post, draw a picture or write to a friend and pop it in the post. 
  • Make some letter cards – place them in order to read your name, have a go at mummy or daddy
  • Smack it – Wack-a-mole numbers edition but with sounds





Our topic this half-term is 


Once upon a time



In Nursery we will be looking at Once upon a time. We will be learning about lots of different stories, focusing on Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes. We will be building houses for the three little pigs and making porridge for Golidlocks. We will thinking about how the Billy Goats crossed the bridge.


If you have any of the traditional tales books at home, please share these with your children. They could be your bed time stories. Introducing them to the world of stories, focusing on the way stories start with Once upon a time... or finish with 'They lived happily every after. The End'.


Here's a few other things you could have a go at home:


  • Building a house for the three pigs
  • Making a bridge for the goats to cross or somewhere for the troll to live.
  • Go on woodland walks and explore different enviroments. 
  • Junk modelling, building blocks, jigsaw puzzle, get baking. 


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