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Literacy work for Monday 18th January

This week we are learning about the story 'The Tiger who came to Tea' written by Judith Kerr. Please watch the story below and answer some questions.

Who came for tea?

What did the Tiger eat?

How did Sophie and her Mummy feel?

What happened in the end?

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

Literacy work Tuesday 19th January 2021

Recall the story you watched yesterday of 'The Tiger who came to Tea'. What does your child remember about the story, can they remember the characters in the story? Perhaps they could draw there favourite part? Think carefully about the story, can your child change the story? Can they think of a different character to come to tea? Please support your child to try and draw their new character and retell the story. Please send us photos of their ideas. 

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Wednesday is physical day in Nursery. Where we practise our pencil control and name writing. Please use this time to help your child to hold their pencil correctly and write their name. If they are struggling to do this please encouarge them to mark make in any form, perhaps you could draw a picture together. You can also try these ideas to improve their hand strength: Using child scissors to snip paper, Dough Disco on You Tube, building with small Lego, picking up small things such as beads, peeling and sticking stickers into a sticker book. 

Dough Disco

Try this with some play dough. There are lots of different videos just search You Tube.

Thursday 21st January 2021

In the ending of the story Sophie and her family visited a Cafe, have you ever visited a Cafe? What did you have to eat? Can you set up your own play Cafe at home? You need some toy food and plates and cups. If you don't have these you could use play dough for food or even real food such as fruit, vegetables or pasta or empty food boxes. Or just use your imagination! Can you take orders of food for you pretend customers like a waiter or a waitress? 

How to Play Cafe

Friday 22nd January 2021

Watch the video below and listen to the tea party rules. Ask questions ‘What did the Bear want to eat?’, ‘Who wanted to follow Tea Party Rules?’ ‘What did the Bear like doing the best’ ‘How did the Bear feel?’ ‘Who would you like to invite to a tea party?’


Tea Party Rules

Friday 15th January 2021


Please encourage your child to write some labels for some vegetables that they find at home. Maybe you could link this to the phonemes/sounds the children have been learning e.g 'p' for potato, 'p' peas or 's' for sprouts! You could also talk about the vegetables below. Can your child name them? I would love to see how they get on!!!

Thursday 14th January 2021


I hope you enjoy this story today! Eat Your Peas. Please stop video at 4.38. Ask your child what do they think is going to happen at the end of the story? Do they think Daisy will eat her peas?

Daisy Eat Your Peas - Kes Gray | Nick Sharratt read aloud by Children's Books Read Aloud

Did your mum ever have to ask you to eat your peas? Daisy Eat Your Peas by Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt. Support the creators and get the book here: https://ww...

Wednesday 13th January

Today is usually name writing day in nursery.

Can you practise writing your name? Remember there is only a capital letter at the beginning, the other letters are lower case! If letters are still a bit tricky you can do some patterns such as circles, zigzags, swirls and crosses.

Tuesday 12th January

I hope you all had a chance to listen to the story of Oliver's Vegetables, if not, watch that first today.

I wonder if you can remember what Oliver pulled up on each day of the week? Once you have had a think about it, try playing the game below. If you've forgotten parts of the story, you could have another listen!

Monday 11th January

This week we are starting with the story of 'Olivers Vegetables'.

Listen to the story and parents, if you can pause the video at 4.14 and ask your child to guess what they think is going to happen on Sunday. Do they think Oliver is ever going to find the potatoes?

Oliver's Vegetables

Friday 8th January 2021


Before you share the Hungry Caterpillar again. Ask your child what they can remember? A few questions you could ask. What happened to the caterpillar? Can you remember what the caterpillar ate? Why did the caterpillar get fat? How did the caterpillar feel when he ate too much? Share the story again. Then ask your child the same questions. Did their answers improve? I would love to hear what the children could remember! Then encourage your child to have a go at writing their name.

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 ...

Thursday 7th January 2021


Please encourage your child to draw a picture of the fruit they liked smelling and then tasting the best. It would be lovely to see their picture!

Wednesday 6th January

Share the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. He eats lots of food in this book - I wonder if you can draw a picture of your favourite part! How many foods can you remember once you have heard the story?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Today, can you practise writing your name. You could have some fun with this! Why not try using some different things to write your name like spreading salt/flour on a tray and using your finger to make the letters appear! You could use different coloured pens or pencils or even paint! If you are struggling to form correct letters, start with some patterns such as zigzags or swirls - this will help you to learn how to control your pencil.

Don't forget to send us some pictures!