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Nursery Home Learning Update 19th 2020


We hope you are all taking care and staying safe! 

Here are a few learning ideas that you could try at home. 

1. Play doctors and nurses – Set up a little hospital or doctors role-play area at home. You could use teddies or dollies as patients, out of date bandages or plasters or tear up old fabric to make some, medicine spoon, empty juice bottles as medicine, a white shirt as a doctors coat, a lolly stick as a tongue depressor, a basket or handbag to put all of the medical kit in, earphones as a stethoscope etc. Can you make your patients feel better? What medicine or care do they need? You could use a notepad to write out their prescriptions. Talk to your grown up’s to find out about how doctors and nurses help us and keep us safe.

2. Sing Miss Polly had a Dolly – While wearing your makeshift doctor’s coat you could sing this classic nursery rhyme.

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.
So she phoned for the doctor to be quick, quick, quick.
The doctor came with his bag and his hat
And he knocked at the door with a rat-a-tat-tat.
He looked at the dolly and he shook his head
And he said “Miss Polly, put her straight to bed!”
He wrote on a paper for a pill, pill, pill
“I’ll be back in the morning yes I will, will, will.”

3. Play dot to dot or colour by number – If you have access to a printer you could print off some of these dot to dots or colour by number sheets to practise pencil control, counting and number recognition.

Dot to dot -

Colour by number - click here 

​​​​​​​4. Firefighter number challenge – Use chalk to practice writing numerals on the ground outside, or ask a grown up to help, and draw some flame shapes around the numbers. You will also need a spray bottle filled with water or a bucket and paintbrush. When you are ready to play, ask a grown up to shout out different numbers or use a dice to select a number, then use your brush or spray bottle to ‘put out’ the flames and extinguish the number until you can’t see it anymore.

I have added a new ‘a parent’s guide to…’ on the nursery home page. This week’s is all about position. It talks about the importance of learning about position and has ideas of fun, physical activities to try.

Take care,

The Nursery Team