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Spring Grove Junior Infant and Nursery School

Working together to succeed in life

Working together to succeed in life


I wanted to share some more wonderful work that you are all doing. I hope this inspires your friends to have a go at the activities and send in your fabulous work to share with your friends. These pictures really make me smile :)

Here is a selection of all the amazing work that my Nursery children have been completing at home. I am so impressed with all of the hard work you are showing. Keep it up!

Week beginning 25th of May is half term so please make sure you have a relaxed and happy week with your family. I am aware however that some families still like to have something to keep them motivated. Well I have found out that on Monday the 25th of May it is ELMER DAY!

Here is a link to the website which has a number of resources to help you celebrate this very exciting day or week, why not make it last all week.  

Home learning Week 7 (18/05/2020)

This half terms topic is ‘Food / Growing’

 Communication and language -  Please have a look at the story Handa’s surprise. It is a nice story about a girl who goes to see her friend in another village. It talks about lots of different fruits you might not have heard of before.  If you don’t have the story at home below is a link to the story.

Handa's surprise - Click here

After reading the story of Handa’s surprise you can have a look at the website link below. It has a variety of activities linked to the story and our topic of growing, keeping healthy and food.   

www.stem.org.uk – Handa’s surprise - click here       

 As well as reading this story please keep reading new books everyday with your child. It is essential that they hear stories a number of times and new stories are always exciting.

Here are a few I have read with my children this last week, we love them.

Oh No, George! - click here               The Day the Crayons Quit - Click here


Physical development – This week let’s see if you can keep up with the action songs below. The songs have actions for you to do which start off slow and become fast movements. Can you complete the whole body actions and the hand movements. Try and keep in time.  

slow and fast action song - click here

Fast and slow actions with hands - Click here

Once you have watched the videos can you make up your own slow and fast movements? Which parts of your body will you move and for how long will you do the movements?


Personal, social and emotional development  This week I would like you to talk to your family about how you are feeling during your time in lock down. Please look at the power point below an discuss what kind of feelings we might have.

All about our feelings power point - click here

After looking at the power point I would like you to create a picture to  show how you are feeling. This might be a picture of a happy face because you enjoying spending quality time with our family. It might be a sad face because you are missing all your friends and teachers or it might be a worried face because you are not sure what is happening to your routine.  No feeling is right or wrong but it is important that we share our feeling as it will make us feel better. 


Understanding the world – This link to the stem website with help you look at activities linked to the story Jack and the beanstalk from last week. It looks at the time laps video of a runner bean growing and show examples of growing seeds and flowers.

Jack and beanstalk plants - click here


Literacy – This week I would like you to have a go at an observational drawing of a flower or plant. This could be something in your garden or you might find a good photo on the internet.

Using a pencil can you draw the object and then label the parts of the plant, flower, tree.

Parts of a plant power point - click here

Putting together a flower activity -click here


Maths – Time – Discuss and draw pictures to show what your daily routine is like now you are at home with your family. Below is a basic daily routine activity which might help you with ordering your day. Please feel free to make it colourful and inventive. I will look forward to seeing what you have all been up to.   

Daily routine activity - Click here


Expressive arts and design – Listen to the song I have found below. Can you remember what things a plant needs to grow? If not this song will help you.

song about what plants need to grow

Please continue to look at the website below and continue to learn lots of new songs and actions. I would like the children to have a go at the songs ‘ The wheels on the bus ’ and ‘If your happy and you know it’, if you did not get chance last week. These songs have a Makaton link and I would like the children to learn the signs to go with each song. If you did enjoy these songs please look for more songs to enjoy. Please feel free to do other songs as well to build up their knowledge and yours.

www.singup.org - Click here

Daily routine for the children and yourselves to follow

8:30 - Wake up, get yourself dressed, have breakfast, brush your teeth.

9:00 - Morning wake up shake up activities. This could be a morning walk, action rhythms or dance moves listening to music.

9:30 - Choose an activity from the list above. 

10:00 - Drink and snack

10:30 - Choose another activity from the list above. 

11:00 - Story and song time (this could be the ones we have sent home or your own) You could get the children to re tell the story without the book when they have heard it a few times.

11:30 - Free choice - let them choose what they would like to do.

12:00 - lunch

Nursery - I would like to hear about all the fabulous things you have been getting up to over the last few weeks. Send me a comment with help from you parents to let me know what you are enjoying or to ask a question if you are stuck with anything.

Keep in touch, Miss Holroyd


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This half terms topic in Nursery has been about Bears. We have read the stories 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and We're Going on a Bear Hunt. The children loved finding out about the history of bears and how the teddy bear got his name. We finished the half term by writing to our teddy bear and inviting them to a picnic. Of course they accepted the invitation so we made sandwiches and shared them with our bears.

Our topic this half term has been celebrations. The children in nursery have taken part in a number of different celebrations such as; Diwali, Bonfire night and Birthdays. We created a number of different things such as Divas using clay, Rangoli patterns using sand, party invitations and hats and firework pictures using bright coloured paints.

We have been learning about the story of The Little Red Hen and how she made some bread from seeds. The children wanted to have a go at making their own bread and I am sure you will agree they did a great job.

The nursery children were asked to complete some homework about Autumn with their families. As always the children and their parents have worked hard to create some amazing work. Well done to you all!

This Autumn term we have been looking at how are environment is changing. We went on an Autumn walk around our school and local area to see what we could find. The children loved exploring the changes and found lots of leaves and berries. We then created some fabulous art work using different media.

We have been looking at travel and transport with the children over the last month. We decided to learn about France and all the exciting things that go on there. We did some baking of french bread for us to eat during our french day.

This half term we have been looking at the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. The children have enjoyed making the objects from the story using a variety of different media, acting out the story using the props and tasting lots of different foods that the caterpillar ate. we then made a fabulous display in our classroom of the story.

We have been really lucky this half term to have real life chicks in school. We have watched them hatch out of the eggs while in the incubator and then move into a larger cage to run free. The children have loved watching the chicks grow and really enjoyed looking after them. Some children got chance to hold the chicks and then we have created lots of different representations of them. 

A big thank you to all the children and parents who have complete the Autumn and Winter home learning challenge.

As you can see they have worked really hard and produced some fabulous work.

In Nursery we have learning about people who help us. The children have been practising their doctor skills and have used plasters and bandages to make people better. I'm sure you will agree they are experts already.

The fire brigade came to visit a class in our school. We thought it would be a good opportunity to find out all about what fire fighters do.

They even let us wear the safety hats. See at how great we look! 

For our Diwali topic the children have created, divas, rangoli patterns, lanterns and chalk pictures.

In nursery we have been creating poppies to remember the people who died in the war. The children have loved exploring poppies using different media and materials.