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British Values

Here at Warstones Primary School we embrace BRITISH VALUES and teach our

 children about


The Rule of Law

Individual Liberty

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs


Click - British Values - A Guide for Parents


Powerpoint for children returning to school

Please click the link to access a powerpoint to share with your children about their upcoming return to school.

Returning to school


Letter for children returning to school

Please click the link to access a letter containing all information about your child's upcoming return to school.

Returning to school letter for parents


Welcome to Nursery!


Here we will share with you our recent learning experiences and up-coming events!  Please check newsletters for up to date information and key dates for diaries.




Please bring your child's book bags to school every Monday to be changed so that your child can bring their new books home to be read.


PE is every Monday and Woodland walks is on every Tuesday, so please make sure your child is wearing appropriate clothes and footwear if they have not brought their pumps or wellies to school.






Watch this space for more fun learning opportunities, dates and reminders.


Here are the Nursery team with some messages for you all. We miss you all and can't wait until we are all together again at school! Take care and keep safe!



Hope everyone is keeping well and safe. Here are a few activities that you can do at home to help with your child’s learning.


Please take photos and share what activities your child has done on Twitter and tweet @WarstonesN


Week commencing 1.6.2020

This half term’s topic is ‘How many pebbles are on the beach’ so we will focus a lot on summer, holidays etc.




Recap on the previous sounds, ‘m’, ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘t’ and ‘d’. This week’s sound is ‘i’. What things can you see indoors/ outdoors that begin with the sound ‘i’. Play I Spy with your child. The rhyme to help children write the ‘i’ sound is ‘Down the body and dot for the head’.


Here are the rhymes for the other sounds if your child is confident writing the sounds ‘m’, ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘t’, ‘d’ and ‘i’. 

Continue to use the Hairy Letters app and Alphablocks to help your child with sounds/ letters.


Continue to read with your child and talk about what the children can see, model to children how you read from left to right and top to bottom using your finger to scan the text when reading. Continue to talk about the structure of a story: beginning, middle and ending. When you have read the story, can your child recall the story? Get your child to read the story from their recall of the story and by looking at the pictures and telling a story from them. Read a story but stop before the end and ask your child how they think the story will end. Here are ten top tips for reading to your child at home.


Click here and see if your child can recognise any of the advertising logos. You could print them off and do a treasure hunt. See if your child can tell you what logo they have found. 


This week focus on ‘Sharing a shell’ story by Julia Donaldson. If you don’t have this story, you can access the story on YouTube, such as this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KuSl9eXgpk You can access a range of books that is read suited for Early Years on this YouTube channel. Talk about the importance of sharing and others’ feelings and talk about that their wishes might not always be met. Have a go at acting out the story! Click on the words masks and stick puppets to print off which can help you act out the story. Ask the children questions after the story to see how much they can recall such as ‘What sea animals could you see in the story?’, ‘Where were they?’, ‘What happened to the shell?’ Etc.



Continue to use different mark making tools for your child to use when drawing. Model to them a picture you have drawn and talk about your picture and then ask your child what they have drawn.


Linking to this week’s story, draw or paint a picture of the beach or holiday you have been on. You might want to have a go at painting/ drawing Crab, Blob and Brush from the sharing shell story. This could also be done on iPads or laptops using paint apps.


Children to continue practising writing their name.


Please model and guide children to use the tripod grip when drawing.




Continue to count out different types of objects up to 10, e.g. pebbles. Ask your child to give you an amount of objects, e.g. Can I have 3 pebbles?


Recap on the numbers 1 to 5. This week focus on the number 6 See if your child recognises the number 6. The rhyme to write the number 6 is ‘Come on down and make a curl.’  If your child is confident writing the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, the other number rhymes are below for your child to practice. Can your child show you 6 fingers? Can they draw 6 lines/ circles etc.


Making comparisons- have two groups of pebbles/ shells/ stones and ask your child which group has more or less. Get your child to use the language of more and less when making comparisons. See if your child can identify when both groups of pebbles/ shells/ stones are the same.


Click here and have a go at this sorting activity. Cut out the shells and sort them to the number that it represents.


Shape, Space and Measure:

Children to sort out shells or rocks or stones by their size. Children to talk about their size- big, medium and small.


Children to construct their own shell for Crab, Blob and Brush. Talk about the size and shapes of it.


Other activities:

Make your own paper plate shell. This activity is good for fine motor skills for threading through the holes.


Click here to print off some playdough mat activities linking to this week’s story.


If you do not have play dough, here is how you can make some.


Click here to print off some pencil control activities linking to this week’s story.


Click here to print off a matching game. Flip the cards over, take it in turns to choose a card, see if it matches any of the pictures on your mat. Whoever gets all the pictures on their mat, wins!


Create a beach small world play like the one below.


Continue to help your child with their cutting skills and fine motor skills (threading, tweezers, playdough).


Access Maths counting game:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Do the counting games up to 5 and if your child is confident, do the counting games up to 10.


There is an Early Years BBC Bitesize that you can access with activities to do at home with your child. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zks4kmn


Go through the online safety at home activities number 4, complete the activities and go through the reward chart with your child. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/early-years/


Please take photos and share what activities your child has done on Twitter and tweet @WarstonesN