Nursery Rhyme Week

Thursday 17 November 2022

This week in literacy we have been reading the book Each Peach Pear Plum with a focus on rhyming words. We enjoyed spotting the characters on each page.

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I spy the witch in the sky. Ellie

I spy Jill behind the tree. Hattie

I spy the man in the tree. Eddy

I spy Bo Peep on the hill. Lenny

Listen to the story. Can your child hear any rhyming words?

Tip for watching YouTube with your child: go to the settings cog (it’s along the play bar) and turn off auto play – this avoids an inappropriate clip coming up automatically, and helps to discourage your child from passively watching clip after clip.


This week, we have been exploring the concept of ‘wholes’ and ‘parts’. We investigated this using our own bodies and toys to understand that whole things are often made up of smaller parts and that a whole is, therefore, bigger than it’s parts.

My legs are a part. My body is the whole.

My head is a part. My body is the whole.

Using the stem sentence, can your child say what parts make the whole?

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The  ____ is/are a part. The cat is the whole. 

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___ is a part. Three is the whole.

This week’s maths challenge was to explore one less using familiar nursery rhymes – 10 green bottles and 10 in a bed.



This week, the children have learnt the phonemes  z, qu, ch. (the sound a letter makes) . They’ve also been practicing writing the graphemes (the written letters). We have been challenging the children by asking them to spell words using the letters that they know. This week your child has been spelling the words; can, back, run, had and sun. Can your child tell you what phonemes (the sound a letter makes) they can hear in these words?

quick   chip   zip   chop   quit   zap

This week, your child has learnt the tricky words; go no to and into. A tricky word is a word you cannot sound out – you just have to know it by sight!

Poetry Picnic

This week, Poetry Picnic was a little bit different as it was Nursery Rhyme week. Each day we have sung a new or familiar nursery rhyme.


We were joined my Mr Nash and his guitar for some singing! Using our knowledge of rhyming words we sang lots of  wonderful and funny songs.


Our favourite was Down By the Bay as it had lots of funny rhyming parts, such as a ghost eating toast.

Maths Stay and Play

Thank you for all the grown-up that were able to attended our stay and play on Thursday. It was wonderful to see the children proudly showing off their learning.

If you haven’t done so already, please remember to bring back your feedback form as this helps us to develop our sessions in the future.


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As the weather has taken a turn, it is a great opportunity for your child to become more independent in their own self care by learning to zip their coat up and put on hats, gloves and scarves.

Please support your child to zip their own coat up independently if they are not able to do so yet.