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Welcome to Autumn 1 in Nursery

Learning Challenge

Why do you love me so much?

Family image with heart


We have really enjoyed playing with our mini-me's around the classroom. They have helped us to learn our new friends names, we have matched mini-me's to their big selves and stretched our imagination in the small world.

Dough faces

We used salt dough to make our own faces. We talked about our similarities and differences, and named our facial features.


We held our own harvest service during collective worship in Nursery. We said thank you to God for all the food he had provided, and thought about others less fortunate than ourselves. 

We explored different foods in our learning. We used a hammer to hammer in golf tees into a pumpkin and potatoes. We then opened up the pumpkin and were facinated to see what was inside. We used spoons to scoop out the seeds and the flesh. We used potatoes to print heart shapes with paint.

"Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness." (2 Corinthians 9:10) 

Useful websites

There are lots of good websites that have some lovely activities and games for the children to play, or ideas for you to have a go at together.

Here are just a few.  If you have any favourites at home - let us know what they are and we can share them with everyone else.

www.youtube.co.uk  You can find your favourite songs and stories here. 

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies There are lots of clips, programmes and activities to do on this site.  Numberblocks is a good one to start with.  There are also lots of stories to listen to.

www.woodlandstrust.org.uk/naturedetectives There are lots of ideas for games and activities that you can do in the garden.  Use the school pages.

www.theimaginationtree.com  Lots of ideas for things to make and do together.

https://abcdoes.com/home-learning/ ABC Does: 50 fantastic ideas to try at home 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home Oxford Owl: Free eBooks 

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/#3 Hungry Little Minds: Fun activities and educational APPs to play with your child 

http://bedtimemath.org/fun-math-at-home/ Bedtime Math: Keep your maths skills sharp without screentime 

https://www.earlylearn.co.uk/ Early Learn: Free Early Years games 

Story Time

Dear Zoo

We have enjoyed reading this story in Nursery. Click on the picture above and listen to a lovely signed version of the story on You Tube. Can you join in with the signs and the actions?

What pet would you want the zoo to send to you? Do you have a pet of your own already? What animal would you not want the zoo to send? 

Do you have a favourite story at home? Ask a grown up to share your favourite story with you. Please send photos of you enjoying books at home to the Nursery email address.

Monday 28th September


Look in a mirror. ‘What can you see?’ Talk about what you can see. Look closely. Can you find your eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, eye brows, eye lashes, ears, chin, forehead and neck? What colour is your hair? What colour are your eyes? Look at other members of your family. Do they look the same or different? What are the similarities and differences? 

Wednesday 30th September

The dough area has been really popular in Nursery. Try and make your own salt dough at home. Follow the recipe above. Can you make a self-portait using the dough? Please send us a photo of your portraits.

Friday 2nd October

Learn to recognise your name. Their are lots of fun ways to do it.

1. Ask a grown up to print out or write your name. Then write over the top of it, following the shapes of the letters.

2. Find small objects from around your house e.g. beads and buttons, and place them on top of your name.

3. Write your name in sand, glitter or flour.

4. Use magnetic letters. Hold the letters, trace over them with your finger. Match the magnetic letters to those in your name.

5. Ask a grown up to label your favourite cups, water bottles, plates, and placemats. 

6. Ask a grown up to write the letters from your name on Duplo or Lego. Use these bricks to make your name.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:14)

Hi Nursery,

Welcome to your Nursery Class learning page. We will be updating this page with ideas, activities and websites that you can do at home. Please do the new activity set each day. Make sure you have fun, talk and play together.

If you need any advice or more ideas of what to do - get in contact with school and we will do our best to help you! We would love to see how you are doing and the things that you are getting up to, so please send lots of videos and photos to Nursery@st-georges-hyde.tameside.sch.uk We promise that we will reply to all the messages that we receive.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

The Nursery Team

Making friends

We have been getting to know each other and made new friends. We have enjoyed exploring our new classroom together and having fun! 


We explored the value of love in collective worship and then did challenges around the classroom. We talked about who we love and who loves us.

"Let all that you do we done in love." (1 Corinthians 16:14)

Wednesday 23rd September

baby picture 2

Please have a look at a photo of yourself when you were a baby with your family. Talk about how you have changed as you have grown up, what you can do now that you couldn't do then. What did you like when you were a baby? What were your favourite toys? What did you eat? What were your favourite songs? When you return to school please bring in a baby photo of yourself. Please make sure your parents write your name on the back so we know whose photos they are.

Thursday 24th September

Sleeping bunnies

We have been enjoying singing this rhyme in Nursery. Click on the picture above and have fun singing and joining in with the actions. What other moves could the bunnies do when they wake up? Could they wiggle, jump, dance? Try and think of your own moves to add to the rhyme.

Do you have any other favourite rhymes or songs. Sing and dance to your favourite rhymes and songs with your family.

Friday 25th September

Abc does kims game

Play Kim's Game together. Make sure you can name all the objects before you hide them under a towel. Tell the grown up what item you think is missing. Have fun!

Tuesday 29th September

heads and shoulders cbeebies

Click on the picture above and have fun singing and joining in with the actions. Do you know any other versions of this song? I like the one where you replace the words 'knees and toes' with 'beans on toast!' 

Can you name any other parts of your body? Can you find your ankle, elbow, wrist, tummy, back amd hip? 

Play Simon Says:

What to do: Begin by calling out simple commands like "Simon says, put your hands on your head," and demonstrating the command yourself. As long as you say "Simon says," your child has to obey you.

Carry on with other commands, such as "Simon says stand on one leg," "Simon says clap your hands". Do some funny ones, too, like "Simon says stick your tongue out".

Then try to catch your child out by saying "Touch your toes," omitting "Simon says". Without the magic words your child mustn't follow the command!

Take turns so your child can give commands.

Thursday 1st October

Have a look in a mirror. Notice all the parts of your face. Paint, draw or cut and stick to make your own self portrait. 

Story time

10 little fingers and 10 little toes

Click on the picture above and listen to this lovely story by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes is about babies, who, although they are from around the world, all share the common trait of having the same number of fingers and toes.

Monday 5th October

balloon keepy uppy

Have a go at the above activity. Can you name the parts of your body the balloon touches? Have fun!

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