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Welcome toRyedene Primary and Nursery SchoolGrowing Together to Succeed



Welcome to Elm Class 2020-2021


It has been a great start to the school year and all of the children are beginning to settle into nursery.  A special welcome to all of our new parents and families, we look forward to getting to know you all.  We are especially excited to be able to now offer an afternoon nursery as our school expands.


Our theme this half term is 'We are family'  We will be looking at who is in our family ad comparing what we could do as a baby and what we can do now.  We will be learning the story 'We're going on a bear hunt'.  Where the children learn to retell the story using actions as well as words.  For maths we will be encouraging a lot of careful counting using objects and rhymes.  Sorting and group objects and exploring different shapes.


We look forward to getting to know you all at this exciting transition in your child's life.  


Mrs Frampton and the Nursery Team


Home-school links


Your child will come home with a new book each week for them to talk about the pictures and begin to make up stories using the pictures.  The school expectation is that they will share their book with you at least three times a week, which can be recorded in their journal.


They will be set homework each Friday  which we would like completed and returned by the following Wednesday.


We are looking forward to sharing your child's learning with you by using the on-line Learning Journey Tapestry to record children's progress.  It is a great way for you to see what your child has been doing at school and for us to see what they are learning at home too.



Autumn 2 


 Our topic this term is Let's Celebrate.  We started by focusing on birthdays.  Our role play area is a birthday party and the children have had lots of fun writing invitations, making birthday cards and having tea parties with their friends.  They have also talked about what they wanted to do for their birthdays and write lists of party foods they would like to have.

Next we looked at fireworks day.  After watching a short video of what fireworks looked like we talked about how to keep safe when watching fireworks and what to do to keep safe if we were using sparklers. The children then made their own firework pictures using glue and glitter.  We then moved outside to pretend to move like different fireworks.  The children crouched down and pretended to be rockets shooting into the air, Catherine wheels going round and round, then pretending they had a sparkler in their hand and holding it out made patterns in the air.

On 11th November the children learnt the importance of Remembrance Day.  They each made a poppy then put them together to make a wreath.  At 11 o'clock the children came together on the carpet and sat down to join in with the whole school for 2 minutes silence. 
On Friday 13th November all the children dressed up to raise money for Children in Need.  We had fun cutting and sticking cakes on a cake stand, colouring Pudsey pictures and have the responsibility of buying cakes to raise more money.

Nursery Home Learning


Dear Parents, Carers of Elm Class,


Firstly, I would like to say thank you for your support and visiting this page. As a school we are committed to supporting you all through this current situation and will do our very best for you all.


The page will be refreshed as often as possible to provide you with purposeful learning opportunities and practical advice to keep you all busy for the foreseeable future.


I have provided a link so you can email me with questions, ideas and support if you feel you need to. This will be responded to during school hours and links to learning sites will added frequently.


Thank you and keep well.

Mrs Frampton and the Nursery Team

Nursery Mrs Frampton

If you need support, have questions or have an idea then please contact me. I will do my utmost to help you during school hours.

Things you could do everyday


  • Reading with your children and enjoying books is vitally important so please continue to do this. 
  • Incorporating Maths in everyday life is also a  good idea.  How many eggs have I got?  How many does the recipe say I need?  How many more will I need?  We would have been working on numbers to 20 so practising the order and matching numeral to quantity would be helpful.  We have been working on addition and subtraction using a number line.  I will add one on here for you to use.
  • Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) is doing a daily PE session at 9:00-9:30 on YouTube, which looks fun.  I'm definitely going to give it a go!  While doing it, get the children to change into PE kit and store their clothes safely rather than randomly discarded on the floor.  This will really help us on the return to school.  Make it a quickly can you do it?  
  • Practise doing your zip up independently!

School Closure Learning Strategy

Websites and Log Ins

Useful websites


Discovery Education – (Login – username – student12535  password – coding)

BBC Bitesize – 

 Pobble 365 –

TT Rockstars (Children have their own log ins)

Prodigy –

 Activity Village –

ICT games -

TopMarks -

Reading Realm -

Epic! -

Phonics Play -

Oxford Owl -

 Hungry Little Minds - (EYFS)

Maths: Primary Stars for Years 1 and 2 -

 Khan Academy -

My Mini Maths -

Maths with Parents -

Maths Frame -

Think you Know

Be Internet Legends

Lego Digital Designer


The programs are fully accessible on smart phones, tablets, androids, laptops and desk tops. If you do not have access to any form of internet, please contact the school and hardcopies of work will be arranged, where possible.