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, Kate Cardwell, Tracy Beard, Emma Suffield.

Teaching Assistance: Jane Parsons, Dawn Pearson, Kerry Webb.

Governor Link: Annette France

PTFA Link: Mrs Jones



Home Learning Activities


Thank you for your continued support through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please find below some ideas to support your child's learning at home through this time. I have uploaded various activities below. These will be updated every Monday. Please also refer to the home learning document and please submit any observations via the Evidence Me app. 


If you have any further questions or need any more guidance, please send all enquiries to Mrs Brown by emailing:


It's a hard time for everyone right now and families are trying to share some brightness in the world - with rainbows.

Encourage your child to draw or paint a rainbow to put in the front window of your home or chalk one on the path in your front garden. 

The idea is so that anyone taking a walk during the current coronavirus pandemic can spot them along their route - and spreads the message that we are all in this together.




The Everywhere Bear is safe at home and feeling a lot better now. He thought it might be fun for you to place your bears in the window so that children and families going on their daily walk can

'GO ON A BEAR HUNT' counting the bears along the way. 

He has asked me to remind you to stay safe and remember to

wash your hands when you get home. 

Phonics Song

Have fun singing along to the phonics song.

Phonic sounds: 7 different ways to have fun.

Can you find all the things starting with the letter sound 's'?

Alphablocks - The cat sat on the mat

Fun activities to encourage listening and attention.
Keep yourself and your family safe and encourage everyone to wash their hands. The children will love sharing this video with you as it will remind them of nursery.

How to wash your hands NHS song | NHS

A child friendly song explaining how to wash your hands. For a written version of the full technique, head to The NHS website:

Happy Easter

 Please click on the PDF below to find a large selection of fun activities to enjoy over the next two week.

We can't wait to see what you make when mummy posts it on

Evidence Me. 



Have fun decorating an Easter Bonnet together to wear on Easter Sunday and then post it on Evidence Me to share with your key worker.

The Odd Egg

One day a duck has an odd egg compared with other birds...

Cuddle up and watch: ‘The Odd Egg’ then click the image below to

connect to 'Love My Book' website. 



scroll down the page to find the book, click on the picture

and explore other ideas connecting to the story. 



Why not have a go and make your own rhyming eggs with your child. Save your cereal boxes and then draw around an oval and encourage your child to cut around the outline. Draw a zig zag half way up and cut along it.  You can then write rhyming words on each half, for example cat/ bat, mouse/ house, car/ star and fox/ box. Use vocabulary to talk about the shape (oval), size, zig zag, half and what ending of words sounds the same. Click on the image for more rhyming words. 

Mr Hoppit the Hare | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

A story in yoga poses about being kind. Mr Hoppit the Hare wants to stop the other animals coming in to his field, but soon learns that life is richer when y...

Singing Hands: Little Peter Rabbit - Makaton Sign Language


Click on me. 


Home learning ~ Early Years/ WhiteRoseMaths Week 1

has some lovely ideas to keep you busy for Easter. 


White Rose Maths ~starting with a story.The White Rose Maths team are preparing a series of five maths ideas each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.

Fun ideas to develop children's

gross motor skills. 


Click on the picture to design your on balloon tennis.


Have fun making large arm movements with your very own wind wand. Click on the image to find out more.  


click on the image


Keep having fun with Joe Wick in the mornings.

We're thinking of you, as we all

keep fit together at home. 


Have an indoor disco ~ dance and sing along to your favourite songs/rhymes. Can you show your family your best dance moves?

Dough Disco

'Dough Disco' is a fun activity which combines the use of play dough with a series of hand and finger exercises designed to improve fine muscle control. The movements develop children's fine and gross motor dexterity, hand-eye coordination and self-esteem.




Why not find out more about your family- look at family photos together. You could talk about girl/boy and men/ladies. Even about different occupations within your family.

Week 2~ 'White Rose Maths' home learning

is looking at:


Click on the image


The children loved this Julia Donaldson story in nursery

and it would be wonderful for them to recap and enjoy other activities linking to it. 

Week 3~ 'White Rose Maths' home learning

is looking at:



Click on the image to enjoy a different activity each day. 





Number hunts. Find numbers hidden around the house or garden. Try hiding numbers in jelly or sand. Can you recognise the numbers? Could you order the numbers? You could even try to represent or show these numbers by doing some actions- e.g. 5 claps for the number 5, 4 jumps for number 4 etc.

Picture 1

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
Monday Music                 PE

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
Thursday PE/ Dance Forest School
Friday ICT Music
Socks no tights for PE    



Talk is crucial to effective learning not just in the early years but throughout children's education. A 'talk-rich' environment is one where children's level of talk and vocabulary are accurately assessed and opportunities are created for further development and enhancement both indoors and out. Staff in Nursery are dedicated to help all children become effective talkers and Anita is attending a Language for Learning course which will provide a multitude of practical strategies to support children and staff. Parents can also help their children at home by turning off background noise, use short and simple sentences, look at them when they are talking to you and wait for them to finish talking before you speak. For more ideas on how to help your children talk, visit the ~

 'Get Worcestershire Talking' 

 #weneedtotalk facebook/ twitter or 


Our key words for this half term are:

Get your child to have a go at syllable clapping the word? explain the meaning? and use it correctly within a sentence. 

Nursery's inspirational person is:

Beatrix Potter



Beatrix Potter was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her children's books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck, The Tale of Mrs Tiggy Winkle and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, to name just a few. To find out more about this inspirational lady why not visit 


The children will be learning about the difference between an author and an illustrator, as they begin to ascribe meaning to their marks.  

Enjoy stories and talk about the illustrations.

Learn more about their natural environment through our outdoor learning and Forest School activities. 

Become scientist through exploration within play.

Makaton - BETTER PLACE - Singing Hands

So for Mother's Day in the UK 2019, here is a song for my daughter, Ella.



We are learning how to form our letters correctly, using our new pre cursive letter formation. Staff will help children to write our lowercase letters on the line starting with a tick and ending with a flick! Please encourage this at home too!


10 Little Numbers

A numbers song to the ten little tune. It's designed to help children learn the names and the spelling of numbers.

Rock Your Body to the Colours | Jack Hartmann

Your children will move, dance, sing, bop and rock as they learn twelve (12) of the basic colours. In addition, all the colour words rhyme with a fun movement word so your children will hear the movement word, the rhyming colour word, and see the colour.