Phase One - Nursery

Welcome to Rainbow Class!

Our staff: Alex, Vanessa and Thellenxa


Our learning has now moved online. You will find the daily learning tasks in the table below.

We would like to hear from you at least once a week. Please email your child's teacher to let us know how you are getting on, using the email addresses below:

In preparation for home learning, you might want to gather some resources. Some suggestions are:

- plain paper

- coloured paper

- coloured pencils

- writing pencils

- coloured pens

- scissors

- glue

- junk modelling

We will endeavour to make the tasks as resource light as possible, however, these may come in useful at times.

If you need support with resources, please email and we will see if anything can be done.


Home Learning:

Tuesday, 07th April 2020 

'Wibbly Pig has 10 Balloons' by Mick Inkpen, read by Reading Library Books. 

Song of the day

'Up, Up, Up!' by Barefoot Books.

Maths task

Numbers: Counting colours. If you manage to go outside today for your daily exercise, see how many different colours you can spot. Alternatively, count how many different colours there are in your home. Can you find at least five different ones and draw a picture using those colours?


At the bottom of this page, you will find a 'Home Learning' pack containing a large number of reading, writing and maths activities. Please encourage your child to engage in these tasks for a focused period every day.

Key Information

Alfred Salter Nursery is a warm and welcoming setting where children are given the opportunity to develop as autonomous learners. We plan for all seven areas of learning as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

As well as following the curriculum, we also ensure that we plan according to the children's individual needs and interests to deliver an all-encompassing learning experience.

Activities are available both inside the Nursery as well as in the outdoor area, which is open to access all year round. At Alfred Salter, we support outdoor play as a vital part of children's overall development and, therefore, we encourage all children to access the outdoor area on a regular basis.

We welcome visits to our Nursery and are happy to provide any information that you might require.

Your child's reading book will be changed every Monday. Please ensure that the reading book is in your child's book bag on a daily basis.

Previous Home Learning

Dear Parents and Carers

Please note that for some time now, we have been listening to and joining in with the following song: 'Sing' by Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band. Please keep playing this song to your children. Its lyrics link closely to one of the aspects of learning featured in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and support our sense of community and belonging.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Managing Feelings and Behaviour

Early Learning Goal

Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others' behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride. (Early Education / DfE: 'Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)', 2012: 15)


Monday, 06th April 2020 

'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister, read by Ernest Borgnine. Please visit to access this read aloud story.

Song of the day

'Oh My, Fish in the Sky' (a nonsense rhyme) performed by Dany Rosevear.

Maths task

Number song: '1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive', CBeebies, sign and sing along with Mr Tumble or performed by The Wiggles.


Friday, 03rd April 2020 

'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers, read by Annie (Annie's Workshop).

Song of the day

'The Animals Went in Two by Two' by HooplaKidz Nursery.

Maths task

Counting animal sounds. Can you: roar like a lion eight times, quack like a duck nine times, oink like a pig five times, moo like a cow once, bleat like a sheep four times, woof like a dog twice, meow like a cat six times, croak like frog ten times, neigh like a horse three times, and buzz like a bee seven times?


Thursday, 02nd April 2020 

'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, read by James McAvoy, CBeebies Bedtime Stories. 

Song of the day

'There's a Worm at the Bottom of the Garden' by the Tweenies ('Wiggly Woo'). Have fun singing and wiggling along!

Maths task

Counting: Catch the ball! If you are going outside for your daily exercise, take a ball with you and play catch with your parents or siblings. How many times in a row can you catch the ball without dropping it? If you stay inside today, you could play this game using a small soft toy or another soft object that is safe to use inside your home.


Wednesday, 01st April 2020

'What the Ladybird Heard' by Julie Donaldson and Lydia Monks. Visit the website for story related activity ideas and to listen to the story and song.

Song of the day

'Ladybird, Ladybird, Fly Away Home' by Sing and Learn or Dany Rosevear.

Maths task

Shape, Space and Measure: CBeebies, Puzzles and Quizzes, Waffle the Wonder Dog Jigsaw.


Tuesday, 31st March 2020 

'The Three Little Pigs' read by Books Alive!, and suggested by Listening Pig. 

Song of the day

'Down by the Station' by Kids Music Shop.

Maths task

Positional language. 'Where's the Monkey?' (song) by KidsTV123. Take one of your favourite soft toys or dolls and put it in different places around your home. Can you tell an adut where you have put your toy? Example: 'Teddy is behing the sofa.'


Monday, 30th March 2020 

'Baby Brains' by Simon James (UK Version), read by Kevin Whately. 

Song of the day

'The Grand Old Duke of York' by Peppa Pig Songs.

Maths task

'Underwater Counting', counting up to 10. Please visit the following website:


Friday, 27th March 2020

'Chocolate Cake', Kids' Stories and Poems With Michael Rosen. Visit the website for information about the author and his work.

Song of the Day

Sesame Street: 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' with Julia and Elmo. Can you sing this song to a member of your family or to one of your favourite toys?

Maths task

We are going on a number hunt. Find the numerals 0 to 10 in or around your home. If you need help, ask an adult or older sibling to write the numbers down for you, so that you know what they look like.


Thursday, 26th March 2020

'The Baby Dragon-Tamer' by Jan Fearnley. Visit the website for more information about this story's author and her work.

Song of the day

'Miss Polly Had a Dolly'. We like the version by Dany Rosevear.

Maths task

We are going on a 2D shape hunt. Can you find the following 2D shapes in or around your home: circle, triangle, square, rectangle, hexagon?


Wednesday, 25th March 2020 

'Mr Gumpy's Outing' by John Burningham. Visit the website for text related activity ideas.

Song of the day

'Old MacDonald Had a Farm'. We like the version by Dany Rosevear.

Maths task

Ordering by size. Choose three (or more) of your favourite toys or any household objects. Put them in size order, starting with the smallest.


Tuesday, 24th March 2020

'Kipper' by Mick Inkpen

Song of the day
'How Much is That Doggie?'

Maths task 
Counting actions. Choose an action and a number, for example eight jumps, two nods, ten claps. Play this game with your favourite soft toy or doll.


Monday, 23rd March 2020

'Animal Pants!' by Brian Moses and Anja Boretzki

Song of the day

'The Animal Boogie' by Barefoot Books

Maths task

Sing the number song 'Five Currant Buns'. Use your fingers to show how many currant buns are left. Maybe you can this song to some of your favourite soft toys and dolls.


Friday, 20th March 2020

'Shark in the Park!' by Nick Sharratt. Visit the website to listen to the story and to find a number of activities linked to the text.

Song of the day: 'A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea' by Barefoot Books. Many of our children love to sing along to this.

Maths task of the day: 'The Gingerbread Man Game': Matching. You can access this game on the following website:


Thursday, 19th March 2020

'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?' by Eric Carle. You can find read aloud as well as sing along versions of this story on the internet. Visit the Eric Carle website for resources and activity ideas.

Song of the day: 'If You're Happy and Yoy Know It'. A very good version of this popular song has been published by Barefoot Books.

Maths task of the day: 'The Gingerbread Man Game': Counting. You can access this game on the following website:


Wednesday, 18th March 2020

'Oliver's Vegetables' by Vivian French and Alison Bartlett. If you do not have the actual book at home, you can access read aloud versions via YouTube.

Song of the day: 'Paintbox' (also known as 'Cauliflowers Fluffy'). We particularly enjoy listening to and joining in with Dany Rosevear.

Maths task of the day: 'Ladybird Spots': Ordering 1 to 10. You can access this game on the following website:


News and Events

Week commencing 16.03.2020

Dear Parents and Carers

As part of our new focus text 'Oliver's Vegetables', we are learning about different vegetables and fruits. Today we looked at the following: carrots, spinach and rhubarb.

Fact: Carrots are usually orange in colour, but purple, red, white and yellow varieties also exist.

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Week commencing 09.03.2020

Dear Parents and Carers

Today we explored developing our interest in shape by engaging in collaborative construction activities. We built a structure using a variety of wooden blocks. We then compared our structure to some of the architect Hundertwasser's buildings and found many similarities.

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Week commencing 02.03.2020

Dear Parents and Carers

As part of our focus text 'The Ugly Duckling', we have been learning interesting facts about ducks and swans. Recently, we wondered whether all ducks quack. We used the internet on our computer to find out the answer to our question.

Fact: Most male ducks are silent and very few ducks actually 'quack'. Instead, their calls may include squeaks, grunts, groans, chirps, whistles, brays and growls. Females can also make a wide range of different noises, and they are usually more vocal than males.

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