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Home learning- Please check individual class pages and the learning links tab for useful links to websites and activities to support home learning.
“This is a warm, friendly and welcoming school. The pupils are rightly proud of it. The staff are proud to work at it. The headteacher is proud to lead it.” (Ofsted October 2019)

Nursery (Ladybirds) Remote Learning

Hi everyone! Hope you are all ok. We are missing you all. Please send me any work you would like me to look at using my email address sarah.richardson@worthvalleyprimary.co.uk.  I will be ringing you every week to check that you and your child are doing ok.  You should all have your purple mash logins.  I have set another task for the children to complete so have a look.    Let them explore the site too as they will have activities set for them each week.

My daughter Annie has made some chocolate marble muffins and honey cake so far – please send me any pictures of the things that you bake.  So far I have seen buns, chocolate crispy buns and shortbread biscuits being made at home.  Well done! Keep the pictures coming I’d love to hear from you.

Keep sending me any pictures of the children playing in the snow if it stays.  When the snow disappears Id love to see pictures of the children playing outside in nature, at the park etc so keep the photos coming- they really do make me smile!

I have provided activities for you to choose each day.  Encourage your child to do as many as you feel appropriate.  The activities are similar to what we are doing in school each week. Have fun, stay safe and please email me anything that you have done.  I really would love to see what the children have been doing at home.

Children can access phonicsplay.co.uk online with the username – jan21 and the password is home.  Encourage the children to explore the phase 1 games.

Here are also a few ideas for extra optional activities that could be done at home with items you might have at home – have a look at the links below if you want some more ideas.

The Early Years Team have collated our very own 50 Things to do in Early Years in Lockdown list for you to have a look at if you want some other ideas for activities that can be done at home.

50 Things to do in Early Years in Lockdown

More activities for you to look at if you click on the links below –



18th January – 22nd January 2021

STORY OF THE WEEK – Supertato and other Supertato stories

RHYME OF THE WEEK – 1 Potato, 2 Potato

MATHS FOCUS – counting / repeating patterns

CHALLENGE – Can you help an adult to chop vegetables using a child friendly knife! BE CAREFUL!                                                      See the source image

You could make vegetable soup or help to chop the vegetables for tea – don’t forget to send me some photos to my email address.



Join in with Joe Wicks workout online 9am Mon, Wed and Fridays.

Look at the front cover picture below and say what vegetables you can see?  What vegetable is Supertato?

Watch Supertato – Veggies Assemble and talk about the story.

Ask a parent to cut a potato in half – cut out a pattern if they can and use paint to create some potato prints.

Sing 1 potato, 2 potato, 3 potato 4 and clap to the beat as you sing it keeping in time to the music.

Do you have a bag of potatoes?  Can you count them? Take one away – how many do you have now? Take another away – how many do you have now?

Make some playdough together and send me some pictures to my email address.

Mix 2 cups of plain flour, 1 cup of salt, a splash of oil, 1 tbsp of cream of tartare with two cups of boiling water and food colouring. Mix well, allow to cool and knead until smooth. Get busy making, pressing, rolling and squeezing the dough with your hand.

Go for a walk with your child and enjoy the fresh air.  Have a chat about what you can see?  smell?  hear?

Count to 10 / 20 together – whisper to 10/20 then how loud can they count to 10 / 20


Watch the Supertato story again using the link above.

Can the children then tell you what happens in the story?

Draw a picture of Supertato and the other vegetables – email me a picture!

Do you have any frozen peas? Raisins? Put 10 in a line and practise counting each one in turn to 10.

Could you make a repeating pattern with 2 different foods s0 pea, raisin, pea, raisin, pea, raisin – or potato, carrot, potato, carrot etc

If your child find this easy could they make a repeating pattern using 3 foods?  Send me a photo Id love to see it?

Practise jumping and hopping – can you jump and hop 10 times?  Repeat.


Join in with Joe Wicks on youtube 9am – send me some photos of you joining in and doing your daily exercise.

Count to 10 / 20 and practise counting backwards from 10 – 0



Show 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 fingers in a random order – can you get faster every time you practise?

Practise getting dressed independently.

Practise putting your coat on and see if you can fasten your zip – see if you can do it faster each day. Can you practise putting gloves on?

Can you make your own Supertato? – find a potato then use different materials to make a mask, cape and belt?  Take a picture and send me it! Draw your Supertato and copy the word Supertato.  Write your name on your work.

Share a different story together and look at the front cover first.  Talk about what you think the story is going to be about.  Share the story and talk about what is happening in the illustrations.  Were your predictions correct about the story



Watch a different Supertato story on youtube.

Can the children tell you what happened in this story?

Do some vegetable printing with other vegetables and paint such as Broccoli?  carrots?

Use some vegetables in your play?  Can you make up your own story?

Can you chop a vegetable carefully with a child friendly knife?  How many pieces can you chop?  Count them carefully.

Sing a nursery rhyme such as 5 little ducks, 5 little monkeys, 10 green bottles, one potato 2 potato.

Count backwards from 10- 0.

Talk about what vegetables and fruits they like?  See if they will try a new one?


Watch Oi Dog ! Pick out the words that you hear that rhyme.

Practise writing your name.  Can you copy some simple words such as mum, dad. – or words from the story above?

Sing some action songs such as Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, Wind the bobbin up, Incy wincy Spider or dance to some music.

Clap and count how many syllables are in the words – superhero, supertato, carrot, potato, pea, pepper, brocolli

Practise hopping on one leg – can you hop 5 / 10 times?  Change legs and do the same on the other leg.

Can you make a repeating pattern independently to check understanding with vegetables or fruits you have at home? apple, orange, apple, orange or yoghurt, biscuit, yoghurt, biscuit etc

Snuggle up and have hot chocolate together whilst you watch an age appropriate film or share a story together.  Send me some pictures please.

Have a lovely weekend!


Other links

Songs and rhymes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azIG0kLIlgs&safe=active https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jOzhiACB68&safe=active https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psUPYR235O8&safe=active https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0&safe=active https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRp


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