Nursery Home Learning

Hello to all our Nursery Parents!

I realise these are difficult times for us all but there's lots of things we can do to support our nursery children to learn at home. I realise some children may become anxious. CBeebies have an article called '7 Techniques for helping kids keep calm' which might be useful.

I have uploaded some ideas for keeping your little ones active and I have also added some useful documents from the Twinkl website so you can continue to follow our 'Dough Disco' programme at home. This is great for  developing the muscles they need to hold a pencil properly.

I have also included '50 Things to do before you're 5' produced by Essex County Council. This has lots of fun, play-based activities you can do with your child throughout the year. Why not print it off, stick it on the fridge and tick each one off as you do them? You could also email us photos which we could include in your child's 'Earwig' learning journey.

 Each week I will be adding a new 'Nursery Learning Continuity Plan' with ideas for everyday activities to support all areas of our curriculum. These don't require internet access. 

Please see the list below of useful website if you do have internet access:


We use the  'Jolly Phonics' rhymes to help our children remember initial sounds alongside our school 'Floppy Phonics' programme. The rhymes can be accessed on You Tube by entering the search term 'Jolly Phonics songs in correct order': our children love to sing the rhymes and repeat the actions! - currently free





Further Ideas:

CBeebies - games, puzzles and top tips for parents - printable resources and ideas for all curriculum areas - currently with free content - arts and craft ideas to do at home

Keeping active: Trainer Joe Wicks will be hosting daily work outs on his  'The Body Coach TV' channel for the whole family Mondays - Fridays live on Youtube at 9am.  


Information for Parents: - not just for babies! Top tips to support speech and language development


If you need any further support or have any ideas you would like to share, please feel free to email at: Stay well!


Mrs Jenkins and the Nursery Team

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Leighton Academy

Principal - Mrs Joanna Young
Head of School - Mrs Samantha Thompson
Leighton Academy
Minshull New Road, Crewe

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