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Ryedene Primaryand Nursery SchoolGrowing Together to Succeed

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 at this exciting transition in your child's life.  We are especially excited to be able to now offer an afternoon nursery as our school expands.


Home-school links


Your child will come home with a new book each week for them to talk to you 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.


Mrs Frampton and the nursery team


The children have been busy exploring all areas of learning both inside the nursery and in the outdoor garden area.



Autumn 1


Our theme for this half term has been 'We are family'.  We have been talking about and drawing who is in our family and comparing what we could do as a baby and what we can do now.  We have collaged pictures of our faces and learnt all about our 5 senses.  In maths we have been practising counting from 1-10 by item using objects and rhymes.  We have also been sorting by colour and making repeated patterns.

We have been learning the story 'We're going on a bear hunt'.  The children used actions as well as words to retell the story and even got a chance to go on their own bear hunt!

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.

Week beginning 16th November was World Nursery Rhyme Week.  To celebrate this the children learnt a new nursery rhyme each day and their mathematics and outdoor learning was linked to the nursery rhyme that day.  


Our rhymes and activities included:-


Wheels on the Bus - we pretended to be bus drivers going on a journey with our friends and even drawing our own maps.

Hickory Dickory Dock - we made grandfather clocks outside using a selection of wooden planks and logs and then added a clock face

5 Speckled Frogs - we used our tuff spot to create a pond with frogs in.

Old MacDonald had a farm - we built enclosures for the farm animals

Miss Polly had a Dolly - We learnt how to look after the babies.



This week in nursery the children learnt about the festival of light 'Diwali'.  They have been learning and understanding how different people and cultures celebrate around the world.  We sharpened our fine motor skills by making rangoli patterns outside with coloured rice and even got creative with mehndi hand patterns.  We also made our very own 'divas' using clay.  The week ended with some food tasting and dancing.  We had great fun!

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.