COVID Learning

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the latest play ideas and web tips!

Welcome to the home learning page for our Nursery children in both Caterpillas and Butterflies.

Here you will find lots of enticing and engaging activities to support your child’s learning as we navigate through this difficult time. I will upload projects to keep both minds and bodies busy each week – please do continue to check these pages regularly.

Please don’t hesitate to email me (Rachel) should you need any further guidance – or support!

Don’t forget to upload pictures and videos (maximum of 30 seconds) to our assessment and tracking platform – Tapestry. You received your parent log in pass codes in the Autumn term.

Click here to access your parent log in if you haven’t already done so. I can re send your code if you have misplaced it – just drop me an email at


I have created a GMail account for the Nursery children and families. It’s here that we can access ‘Google Hangout‘. If you would like some screen time – email me here and we can catch up screen face to screen face!



Weekly Projects

1.) Dinosaurs project – Please click here to access the suggested learning

2.) Sea Creatures project – Please click here to access the suggested learning

3.) Plants and Animals project – Please click here to access the suggested learning

4.) Pirates project – Please click here to access the suggested learning

5.) Growth project – Please click here to access the suggested learning

6.) Traditional Tales project – Please click here to access the suggested learning

7.) Healthy Living project – Please to click here  to access the suggested learning

8.) Treasure Cproject – Please click here to access the suggested learning

9.) Sand and Water project – Please click here to access the suggested learning

10.) Food project – Please click here to access the suggested learning

11.) Clothes project – Please click here for the suggested learning

12.) Bears project – Please click here for the suggested learning

13.) Shopping project – Please click here for the suggested learning



Music – Listening Focus

David Bowie narrating the classic story of Peter and the Wolf – click here

Listen to music made for film and television – BBC Ten Pieces ‘Trail Blazers’ – click here

The Remarkable Farkle McBride – An introduction to the instruments of the orchestra – click here

Meet the instruments of the orchestra – with Bleeckie (the muppet) – click here


Music – Body Percussion Focus

Beat Goes On – Loads of fun body percussion activities on Youtube – click here

Hand Clapping Games – Songs with Body Percussion (aimed at pairs working together) – click here


Music – Singing Focus

Down Music School website – FULL of singing opportunities to join in with – click here

Singing Games videos – click here


Here are some great online resources to dip in and out of:

60 minute medley of Nursery Rhymes


iPlayer Cbeebies



The government have also brought together an initial list of free online educational resources to help children to learn at home.



Monday 23rd March updates

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities – what an amazing resource! Lots of the Nursery children’s favourite authors reading online…

Click here to access

IXL Learning is a website that can support early literacy and numeracy – though it is aimed at Reception aged children, with some concrete resources and some help from a big brother or sister, I reckon some of our Nursery wizz kids could achieve great success here! Use pasta as counters, ask the big kids or an adult at home to draw a number line to 10 and… you’re off!

Click here to access the numeracy challenges

Click here to access the literacy challenges


Cosmic Kids Yoga is FUN! The Nursery children and I have logged in loads to this site on a rainy afternoon – so they’re already experts here! Warning – you will need a screen large enough to see, some carpet or grass space and some bare feet!

Click here to be brave and have a go! (Bonus points for adults joining in too)


Tuesday 24th updates

Alistair Bryce-Clegg is one of my favourite human beings – he is an inspirational Early Years consultant and I have been so fortunate to have met him several times at his workshops and conferences. You’ll need to get your hands dirty here…

Click here to access his treasure trove of activities


Wednesday 25th updates 

Get the kids into the kitchen! Click here for BBC kiddo friendly recipes.


Thursday 26th updates 

The Reading Eggs page is offering a 30 day free subscription. Click here to check it out.


Friday 27th updates

Feel like getting icky? Click here to get your mits around some home science! Slime, chemical reactions and general goopy recipes – click here!


White Rose Maths has some great maths support ideas and step by step guides on how to move your child’s maths forward. Though aimed at Reception children – there are some maths experts in our Nursery – so give it a go with a big brother or sister or an adult. I’d love to see some photos! Click here


Monday 30th updates

The British Council have some great songs to develop children’s vocabulary related to ‘Under the Sea’ Click here


Tuesday 31st updates

BBC Teach School Radio present ‘Under the Sea’. Helpful early phonics and sound discrimination activities for Nursery children. Click here


Wednesday 1st updates

Google Earth can take you under the sea! Click here to navigate under the waves…. all across the world.


Thursday 2nd updates

Keep supporting your child’s dexterity skills – why not try these fine motor skill challenges with an ocean theme – at home! Click here


Friday 3rd updates 

Oliver Jeffers is one of the Nursery children’s favourite authors. He is reading a book aloud every day! Ask you children about the stories you listen to.  Click here


Monday 6th – Sunday 19th April

Happy Easter!

We wish you a safe, healthy and sunny time at home with the people you live with. We will be posting more weekly projects on Monday 20th April.


Monday 20th April updates

Play dough – Using play dough everyday will help children develop the dexterity in their fingers – it’s the first step to early writing! Click here for a recipe


Tuesday 21st April updates

Pebble Letters – A great way to help children start thinking about recognising letters is to help them find them in print. This is a great activity that involves cutting, pasting, sticking and then…. saying! Click here


Wednesday 22nd April updates

Spring Foraging Recipes – Before you head out on your daily walk, take a look at these great nature recipes to make at home! Bring along a pair of scissors and a bag to collect your finding s in. Click here to check it out!


Thursday 23rd April updates

Masking Tape Track – If you have any small vehicles and some masking tape – use it to make a track along the kitchen floor! It will help with your child’s hand/eye co ordination, finger strength and wrist and shoulder movements. Click here to check it out.


Friday 24th April updates

Develop fine motor skills – This is a great site to help support the strengthening of your child’s fingers. The resources can mostly be found at home but will need the help of an older person. Click here to check it out


Monday 27th April updates

The National Youth Choir of Scotland – They are sharing a song a day – simply beautiful! Click here to listen


Tuesday 28th April updates

Royal Opera House – their ‘create and learn’ programme is updated every Friday. There is a guide for how to access learning for parents. Click here to join in with kids across the country!


Wednesday 29th April updates

Julia Donaldson reads aloud – Join Julia Donaldson and Friends on the Official Gruffalo Facebook page for her weekly performances of our favourite stories, poems and songs. Click here to enjoy


Thursday 30th April updates

Cooking – Get cooking in the kitchen! There are loads of maths opportunities too – click here to have a go!


Friday 1st May updates

Theatre – The Half Moon Theatre Company are offering free viewings of their performances. Click here to explore


Monday 4th May updates

Online stories – Audible are offering FREE access to their online stories library. There are some terrific tales to listen to! Click here


Tuesday 5th May updates

British Library Mini Books – British Library asks nation’s children to write miniature books in lockdown! We’re slightly too young to write our own, but you can read them! Click here


Wednesday 6th May updates

Alphablocks – Watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics. Play the learning game, watch clips and print colouring pages. Click here


Thursday 7th May updates

Numberblocks – Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks! Click here

Create your own Museum – National Museums Liverpool has launched a special project – ‘My Homes, My Museum’ encouraging children aged 4-11 to create their own museum from objects found at home. Click here


Friday 8th May updates

Phonics Play – The Nursery children are in ‘Phase 1’ of Letters and Sounds. Listen and join in! Click here


Monday 11th May updates

Tate Kids – Check out the Tate Art Gallery for kids online. Click here

Museum Colouring Books – Downloadable free colouring books from 113 different museums. Click here


Tuesday 12th May updates

Counting Songs – Nursery rhymes and songs for learning the numbers 1 to 10. Click here

Adventures at home – Activities for all ages created by Girl Guiding. Click here


Wednesday 13th May updates

Artful Parent – This site provides activities to do with your kids at home. Click here

BBC Bitesize – They are publishing lessons daily for all ages (not all Nursery age appropriate but with some help at home they could be!) Click here


Thursday 14th May updates

BrainPOP – An educational resource centre covering a variety of subjects and ages globally. Free access during school closures. Click here 

Busy Toddler – Forty indoor activity for Nursery kids! Click here

CBeebies Radio – Listening activities for the younger ones. Click here


Friday 15th May updates

Creative Bug – Offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Click here

Pobble 365 – One free resource every day of the year – beautiful images and photographs to inspire discussions and activities covering a variety of subjects. Click here


Monday 16th May updates

Great Indoors – A wide range of indoor activities brought to you by The Scouts. Click here

Keeping Early Years Unique – A good digest of materials and ideas for Nursery and Reception aged children which won’t overwhelm your printer. Click here

Lego Games – Lots of videos and activities. Click here


Tuesday 17th May updates

BookTrust – Enjoy story time with free online books and videos, play game, win prizes and learn how to draw some favourite characters. Click here

CBeebies Bedtime Stories – There are dozens of episodes of CBeebies Bedtime Stories on IPlayer. Click here


Wednesday 18th May updates

Picture Book Author Events Online – Enjoy live story telling by children’s authors. Click here

The School Library Association – A collection of SLA resources including up to date links for online author events, digital escape rooms, online books and activities. Click here

Storytime Online – Free fun activities based on the comedian’s stories. Click here


Thursday 19th May updates

Storyline Online – Children’s celebrities read by well known celebrities. Click here

United by Books – A social platform to share children’s reading tips, activities and content. Click here 


Friday 20th May updates

Home Workouts for lock down – This group shares live exercise videos and nutrition tips for families stuck indoors. Click here 

Cooking with Kids – Jamie Oliver has created a free series dedicated to cooking with kids. Click here



May Half Term – Monday 25th – Friday 29th May

Home Learning will return Monday 1st June for all Nursery children



Monday 1st June updates

Theo Cooks – Live cookalongs with Theo Michaels on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Click here


Tuesday 2nd June updates

History Story time – Podcast for Primary aged children. Explore history with seven year old Sophie, four year old Ellie and their dad. Click here


Wednesday 3rd June updates

Duolingo – Learn another language for free! Click here


Thursday 4th June updates

Mathletics – Free trial available on this maths website. Click here


Friday 5th June updates

The Maths Factor – Makes maths fun with Carol Vordeman. Click here


Monday 5th June updates

NRich – Maths based games and activities for learners aged 3-19. Click here


Tuesday 6th June updates

Myleen’s Music Klass – Learn music with Myleene Klass and her daughters. Click here


Wednesday 7th June updates

Making Music Fun – Free Online music lesson videos from master musicians for a whole range of instruments. Click here


Thursday 7th June updates

Learn to sing – Learn to sing with vocal exercises for singers aimed at the complete beginner: learn ear training, pitching exercises, breathing and vocal health. Click here


Friday 8th June updates

Great British Home Chorus – Gareth Malone has launched a digital music project to enable people to sing together while they are social distancing during the lockdown. Click here


Monday 15th June updates 

Pawprint Badges – Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors, the badges cost but are optional. Click here


Tuesday 16th June updates

National Geographic Kids – Activities and quizzes for younger kids. Click here


Wednesday 17th June updates

Nature Activities – The Woodland Trust has come up with activities for families in their homes and gardens. Click here


Thursday 18th June updates

RSPCA – Free games and educational resources from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The activities are a fun way to learn about animals welfare. Click here


Friday 19th June updates

San Diego Zoo – Go on a virtual trip to the Zoo. Click here




Whole School Projectclick here to see how your Nursery person can get involved!




Black Stories Matter

To celebrate diversity in children’s fiction, here are some of our favourite books for young children by Black authors and illustrators and about incredible Black people in history.  We believe children’s books are a powerful way to talk about diversity, equality and racism.




Monday 29th June – Friday 3rd July updates

The following links are from a great Early Years Resource – Early Years at Home. I personally think they’re well worth a look! They are short and use resources that you are likely to have at home – if not, they provide them online! See what takes your fancy!


Mindfulness and Yogaclick here

National Writing Weekclick here

Music and Movementclick here

Hero’s Dayclick here

Habitatsclick here