Harvington C of E First and Nursery School

‘Together we love, learn and grow’


Welcome to Nursery!





Nursery Manager: Anita Wood.

Key Workers: Anita Wood, Emma Suffield,

Tracy Beard, Jane Parsons, Kerry Webb.

Governor Link: Annette France

PTFA Link: Jackie Dale





The theme for Summer 1 ~ 

Caring for animals.


Home Challenge:


 The nursery would love to hear all about the different animals you have at home, these could be either a pet or an insect and how you care for them. Please send in any photos through Evidence Me or encourage your child to draw them so that they can share these during our show and tell time within small group time. 



Homework challenge~ Can you complete the 2do's on Purple Mash.


Create a colourful puppy?

The vets ~ if your pet is unwell then bring them here and find out how animals are cared for.

Eric Carle reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar

See Eric Carle, the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, reading this classic Puffin picture book out loud.

Makaton Signed Story: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Singing Hands

Makaton #SignedStory - The Very Hungry CaterpillarTo celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Eric Carle's classic story, here is our Makaton signed version for you.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A Cosmic Kids yoga adventure with The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

The Great Pet Sale

Read by Carrie-Anne

Story time: Paula the Vet by Julia Donaldson | Oxford Owl

It's story time! Author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, reads 'Paula the Vet',

Kipper the dog - Kipper the hero

One of the best stories of Kipper the dog.


Dear Zoo (Share a Story Corner)

Elmer - The Patchwork Elephant | Children's Books | Read Aloud

Written and illustrated by David McKee.Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork.

How to wash your hands NHS song | NHS

A child friendly song explaining how to wash your hands.


Help children develop an “ear” for rhyme and alliteration (1) model how rhyming words sound the same at the end; (2) by encouraging children to listen for the initial sounds in words; and (3) by reading aloud and reciting to children and having the children themselves recite and sing nursery rhymes and poems. Choose nursery rhymes and poems that are rich in rhyme and alliteration. “Hey Diddle, Diddle,” “Little Boy Blue,” and “Mary, Mary” are just three of the many nursery rhymes that will help do the job. “Hey Diddle, Diddle,” for example, contains these rhyme pairs: diddle/fiddle; moon/spoon; and alliteration in the repetition of the initial consonant d in the opening phrase: “Hey diddle, diddle.” It’s easy peasy as one, two, three so why not have a go.


Other ways of making it fun a home.

· Make rhyming word games with pictures cut from catalogues and magazines, for example, ‘boat’ and ‘coat’. Mount them on to card and take turns to find a match. Or makeup rhyming words from the

· Borrow a selection of nonsense poems from a library. Choose poems to read together, exaggerating rhymes and nonsense words.

· Collect small boxes and glue a plastic letter to the front of each one. Find objects starting with the letters to put in each box.



Our rhyme for this half term is ~

Incy Wincy Spider.

Click on the pdf below to explore ways of enhancing one of our favourite songs at home.

Click on the link below 

Phonics at Franche: Phase 1: Silly Soup

Mrs Holloway is making silly soup. Can you help her to add in pairs of objects that rhyme?

Phonics Song 2 (new version)

It's a phonics song with a picture for each letter. This is designed to help children learn the sounds of the letters in the English alphabet.

How to learn the letters and sounds of the Alphabet

The Shapes Song

The Shape Song Swingalong | Barefoot Books Singalong

Our inspirational Person.




Sir David Attenborough

(Environmental focus)

was born on the 8th of May, 1926. 

He is 94 years of age and grew up in Leicester, England.


 David Attenborough is well known for his award-winning television programs on anthropology and natural history, most notably the Life series: Life on Earth (1979), The Living Planet (1984)


He was knighted 'Sir David Attenborough' in 1985.


2015 - saving the world - Sir David said he didn't start making programs with conservation in mind - he simply enjoyed observing the natural world. But as time passed he is tackling more environmental issues. 


Sir David Attenborough became aware that the animals and habitats he was filming were under threat. He's authored documentaries that overtly tackle environmental issues but prefers a subtler approach, showcasing the natural world in the hope we might be inspired to preserve it. 



Over the next year, we will be learning about our environmental footprint by saving water, recycling, protecting animal habits, and healthy eating. 




Tanzania home learning activities

We sponsor a child called Agnita to attend Bishop Chitemo Primary School in Morogoro, Tanzania. To gain an understanding of where she lives click on the pdf below and make a paper Maasai Necklace.

We consider ourselves partners in your child's learning.

At Harvington C.E. First school we have an open door policy which means we are always ready to help and discuss anything concerning your child's welfare and education.

Key Information



am pm


PE ~ children to arrive in PE kit.

Learning outside the


Cooking will now be on alternate weeks to enable longer sessions so that we can develop the children's practical skills.       

Wednesday Planning ICT

PE/ Dance~

Children to arrive in PE kit.

Forest School
Friday ICT Music
Socks no tights for PE