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New for JUNE and JULY - Weekly Plans and White Rose Maths


Please find a WHITE ROSE MATHS link by clicking on the image circled in red. Plus, below each image, a word document containing more ideas.

Princess Mirrorbelle 15.06.20


Oliver's Vegetables 29.6.20


The dinosaur that pooped a planet 6.7.20

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These are some guidelines for the phonics we teach in nursery.

We cover SET 1 from Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc.

Below is an image showing all the pictures from our phonics.  

step one: Can your child name the picture?  (see below each image for the name relating to each)

step two: Can your child say the sound for each?

Follow this link for more information on how to pronounce each sound.


There are also videos posted by Ruth Miskin with daily lessons.  These change each day.  Today, 26.06.20 the letter is J.  


If you would like more information for what to teach next please email me. 


Busy Children

Story Time!

Click on the image to listen to the story (opens a new page)

oliveroiWIN_20200507_12_12_03_Pro (2)hairyHoratio cover(1)IMG_20200601_130230cave baby
penguin coverIMG_20200415_131630tigerteaIMG_20200423_103843cheeky babyIMG_20200421_115556
part 2part 1IMG_20200402_130250little princess pottydear zoo image

NEW!!! Guess The Song

Look at the images below. Can you guess the song before clicking on the image?  What do you think the songs are?  Can you sing them to a friend or adult?  How many did you guess correctly out of 6? 

flying menrusty car
pink sheepturtle

Weekly Challenge!

New!!!Week 10 - Alphabet Walk About

Good Morning!

This week's challenge is to go on a walk and see if you can tick off each letter of the alphabet.  To tick each letter you need to spot something that begins with that letter.  For instance an apple for a; a friend for f; a garden for g.

Can you find something for each of the letters? Are some harder than others? 

Perhaps take some photos of what you find and send them to me using our email address.


Miss Rorke x

Week 10- Alphakids

Week 9 - Fruit Salad

Week 9 - Fruit Salad Kids

Week 8 - Lava Lamp

Homemade Lava Lamp Science Experiment - Experimonkey

Can you follow the instructions to make your own lava lamp?


sterilizing tablets or fizzy vitamin tablets work just as well.  Or even salt!


Week 8 - Little Scientists

Week 7 - Play Dough!


Let's make play dough!!! 

Here is the BBC Bitesize recipe 

You will need (per ball of play dough):

Mix these ingredients together in a bowl!

  • 4 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • food colouring

And the school recipe:

In a large bowl add 2 cups of plain flour, a cup of salt, 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar. Mix this.

Add one cup of boiling water to the flour mix. Then in the second cup of boiling water add 2 tablespoons of oil and a blob of paint.  Mix this well then add to the mixture.  

Mix this and it will start to form into playdough.  Then just knead together.  If a bit sticky add flour.

THEN HAVE FUN!  Send pics of your creations or just enjoy on your own.  

The playdough should stay usable if stored in a sealed tight container.

Week 7 - Play Dough Art

Week 5 - Rockets!


We have been thinking about rockets after the sucessful launch of Space X manned rocket on the weekend.

Can you make a rocket following the instructions?

Eowyn and Faren helped me this week.

Have a great week laugh

Week 5 - Rocket Art

Week 6 - Happy Birthday Ma'am

On Saturday 14th June it will be the Queen's official birthday (she has two!)

Perhaps you would like to listen to this story? 

Or learn this song?


Can you make a party hat?  A crown?  A sash to wear?  Perhaps make a party for your toys?

Just for fun we made a Queen party hat and had a mini party!

Week 6 - Party Artists

Week 4 - The Sun!

Here comes the Sun!!

S - slither down the snake

u - down and under, up to the top

n - down Nobby and over his net



Also some sun information


An idea for making a sun with cloth...

Swirl & circle print scarf - Nicci Boutiques

Week 4 - Sun Challenge!

Week 3 - Home School Class Photo

Welcome to this weeks fun....

Can you take a class photo with your family? (Faren is having a competition with his cousin to see who can grow their hair the longest.. I think he is winning!)


Good luck and have fun!


Week 2 - 4 and 8 Spiders

Please find attached part 1 and 2 of this weeks challenge.  I forgot to add that you could also hunt for spiders!  Let me know if you spot any.


Week 2 - Spider Artists


Week 1- Turtle Bubble Wrap

tiny turtle.mp4

Week 1 - Bubble Wrap Artists


Ms Baszuaye has signed the school up for Purple Mash! See below for more information.


If you and your child would like to access the site please email me at gwynjonesnursery@gmail.com and I can give you your unique login. 

For Nursery there is access to Minimash which seems fun and bright! Just the kind of thing I'm sure our guys will love.  

Please bear with me if it doesn't work at first as I am a beginner at using the site. winkheartyes

Some fun mark making ideas...

Moving and Dancing Together

Reading Together

11.6.20 Playing Games !!

26.6.20 Mark making and creating together.

3.7.20 Problem solving

Happy Birthday!!!

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It was Zahra's birthday!     And Odin's birthday 

And Mia's 

Happy Birthday Mia! A Happy Birthday Song! - YouTube


Zoom Stories

Zoom story 

Hi, our zoom story today was The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson with ulliustrations by Axel Sheffler.

It was so wonderful to see you all. 

Lots of love

Miss Rorke

xxThe Gruffalo: Amazon.co.uk: Donaldson, Julia, Scheffler, Axel: Books



Zoom story 4!

This week's story will be 'Some Dogs Do' by Jez Aldborough.

Some Dogs Do: Amazon.co.uk: Jez Alborough: 9781844284573: Books



Zoom Story 6!!!

The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter. Tuesday 7th July 2020 at 11a.m.

The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet!: Amazon.co.uk: Fletcher, Tom, Poynter,  Dougie, Parsons, Garry: Books

Watch out for the parent mail invite or if you are a regular attendee I've already sent the link.


Zoom story 2! 

It was great to see you all again...

Please find the zoom story below for anyone that missed out or if you want to hear it again and again and again and again! 

This weeks story was 'Mog The Forgetful Cat' by Judith Kerr.

Mog the Forgetful Cat: Amazon.co.uk: Kerr, Judith, Kerr, Judith: Books

Miss Rorke xx


Zoom story 3!

This week's story will be 'Mr Quiet' by Roger Hargreaves.  

Mr Quiet by Roger Hargreaves [Mr Men Classic Library] (Paperback ...

Please watch out for the email inviting you to the session.

Zoom story 5! 

Superworm!  By Julia Donaldson. Tuesday 30th June at 11a.m.

Superworm: 1: Amazon.co.uk: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler: Books


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