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We will post school work on this Notice Board on Monday with several tasks that you could do throughout the week. If you need to contact me please use the following email address:


We have created a password protected Nursery Page which allows us to post children's work and photos safely.  You will receive a parentmail with the Reception password. Please do not share this beyond our immediate Reception community.

We hope that you and your families stay safe and well. Here is some advice from the Healthy Schools team: Staying Healthy - Information for Parent 


There is a book explaining the current situation to children which is illustrated by Axel Scheffler (the illustrator of The Gruffalo). The book is aimed at 5 to 9 year olds so have a look at it before you share it with your child to see if you feel it is appropriate for them.


Coronavirus A Book for Children


Monday 13th July

Hello Nursery,


This is the last week of Nursery.

It has been a very strange time and we thank you for your support and your engagement with the activities posted here, hopefully they have been useful. 

There will be a 'Goodbye' meeting for the children in their fruit groups.


The times are as follows:

Bananas on Tuesday 14th July at 2.30 – 3.00

Blueberries on Tuesday 14th July at 3.15 – 3.45

Grapes on Thursday 16th July at 2.30 – 3.00

Strawberries on Thursday 16th July at 3.15 – 3.45


It will be an opportunity for the children to see each other and say goodbye as an important part of their transition to the next stage in their education. You will also be able to collect any artwork and if your child is leaving Belmont, you will be able to take the learning journal with you. It will also be an opportunity to return any library books you might still have at home.



Don't forget to keep in touch by email to let us know how your child is getting on or if you would like further support. 



Stories for this week

                                                                      Go to the Nursery  Photo page to hear these stories.                                                                                    


If we were in school we would be starting more formal phonics work with the children this term by moving to Phase Two which introduces the letters/sound match for /s/a/t/p/i/n/.  The next set of letters is  /m/d/g/o/c/k/.

This audio guide will help those of you unfamiliar with phonics to pronounce the phonemes (sounds of the letters).

How to say the sounds

You might also find this link helpful

Parents' Guide to Phonics

Phonics games to play. 

Shows an awareness of rhyme and alliteration.                                                                      Tongue twisters

The story 'Who's a Clever Baby Then' has lots of examples of alliteration. Tongue twisters are another way to play with words. 

You could teach your child the following - with them doing the actions. 

Little lambs are leaping! (jump around like lambs)

Little lambs are lazy. (lie down)

Little lambs are lonely. (make a sad face)

Little lambs are lost. (your child could go and hide)


       Click on the cat to take you to some more tongue twisters.

I spy

This game can be adapted to show alliteration.

You can give clues that all have the same sound in.

For example, if it is the ‘sky’, don’t just say, ‘I spy something beginning with ‘s”. Give more ‘s’ clues, such as ‘I spy something that is ssso clear. I can ssssee it out there (point). It has sssome ssseagulls flying in it.


   A video to watch


  Play a game on Educationcity. Subjects - English - F1 - activities - literacy - Grumpy Goats.

 Log onto Espresso - Foundation - Literacy - Phonics - Scrap's Phonics - click on 'g' to watch a video

                  click on 'activities' (on the left of the page) then play the set 1 and set 2 blending games. 


 Go to the Nursery Google classroom to find some games to support segmenting and blending of words. 



Everyone now has login details for Bug Club which allows free access to online reading books.

Here is the link: 

Bug Club

Reminder: the passwords all have a capital letter at the beginning. (my mistake if your email had a lower case initial letter - sorry)

Email us to let us know how your child is doing or if you would like additional support. 


Make a board game.

You will need a dice, some paper/card, felt pens/pencils/paints and some counters (Lego pieces, pasta, coins etc)


Make a series of squares/circles and write numbers in them, as above. Your child might be able to write some of the numbers. You could base the game on a familiar story such as 'Little Red Riding Hood' or 'Goldilocks' etc. Your track could then become the path that goes from Little Red's house to Grandma's house. Your child could then add details to the game board such as the forest around it, the flowers and the hiding wolf. When the board is finished you could play the game together.


You could work with your child to make a snakes and ladder game. By marking out boxes and writing the numbers - your child could write some of the numbers they know. Draw lots of snakes and some ladders. With this game you could extend it by using two dice which need to be added together to find out how many spaces to move. 



 Go to Educationcity - maths - FS2 - Numbers - Beach Holiday. (Add 2 groups)

  Go to the Nursery Google Classroom to find some 'Bad-Tempered Ladybird' counting and adding sheets.

Understanding the World


  Go to the Nursery Google Classroom for instructions to make a wormery. You could also make an edible mud and worm mixture if you dare!

Creative Activities

'The Bad-Tempered Ladybird.'

Make a paper plate ladybird.

You will need a paper plate, some paint, glue and pieces of black paper (or draw the spots on with a felt pen). To make a version where the wing cases open - use a split pin.


 You could make some ladybirds using potato printing or finger prints.

 Go to the Nursery Google Classroom for some alliterative songs to sing. 


Art for kids hub  A useful site for learning to draw - great for following instructions.

The ones which have the label  'Preschool' will be the easiest to draw. 

Physical Development

 Go to the Nursery Google Classroom for some PE videos. 


A new dance to do - not very seasonal!

Smallfoot: Do the Yeti


At Nursery we had a go at dancing to some music from Swan Lake.

Dance of the Little Swans

Have a go at learning some new dances.

Zumba for Kids

Here is another dance we often do in Nursery,

Baby Shark

and a different version we join in with. 

baby Shark 2


Here is a link to Cosmic Yoga retelling the story of 'Going on a Bear Hunt' by Micheal Rosen.

Going on a Bear Hunt

Dance routines we often do in Nursery.

Can't Stop the Feeling

Gummy Bear

Dinosaur Stomp

A Ram Sam Sam