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Star of the Week - Nursery


Hello everybody!


Welcome back to another week of Home Learning activities. This week we will be thinking about the book "Farmer Duck" by Martin Waddell, with lots of activities and ideas relating to farm animals. The rest of the school are having a science focus so it would be great if you could all have a go at one of the three science activities in the 'Understanding the World' section of the activities set.



I really hope you enjoyed the extra video activities set for the first time last week and that these are useful to you. I will continue posting a set of video challenges each week which are directly linked to the Home Learning activities set. In addition to this, I have asked Mrs Turner to begin providing additional videos throughout the week to support and extend your child's learning, including stories, songs, poems, listening games and other activities you can join in with at home in addition to the home learning activities. You can access all of these videos via Tapestry. Please let us know if these are useful, how you are getting on with them and if you have any feedback and ideas that we could use when planning future videos.


As well as the videos we are setting particularly for Nursery there are also a range of other videos you can access through the school website. Mr T is recording story time sessions, Mrs Bromley is providing creative ideas videos and Mrs Bakewell is supporting children throughout school with mindfulness and meditation. Here are some example videos that you can access through the Home Learning page:

From this week there is also a new way to contact us in Nursery, using a dedicated Nursery class email. This means that if you have questions, queries, feedback or ideas you can message us directly, rather than through the Gateway. This email will be regularly checked throughout the day and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We ask that you still use Tapestry to show us the lovely learning you have been up to. The address is:


I will post the story of Farmer Duck on Tapestry for you to enjoy. If you like the story, you might also like:

  • Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough
  • What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson
  • How Big is a Pig? by Clare Beaton
  • Farmyard Hullabaloo by Giles Andreae


Please find this week's activities below. There is lots to keep you busy but there is no pressure to do them all. Pick the ones which best suit your child, yourself and the resources you have. I would recommend that you attempt at least one from each section. Where it fits, these activities have been linked to ‘Farmer Duck.'