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Home Learning

Below are some activities and suggestions that may be useful in the coming weeks. I will be updating this website with different activities and checking in twice a week. So please keep visiting. If there is anything your child would like to share with me I would love to hear about what the children are doing. Please feel free to email me at clarkej@primroselane.leeds.sch.uk. All new information will be added to the bottom of the page, please take a look.


The letter-join is a very good website for the children's fine motor skills and will work with the login provided on the download document. The pattern and fun tabs are the best for the Nursery children and should work on tablets. I would recommend turning the sound down/off on the fun tab, that can be quite a noisy one. When you log in click on the Reception tab.

For the next two weeks there will be phonics training for the children. The children going up to Reception were due to start Set 1 phonics in Read Write Inc. These videos will be a good introduction to the concept and help parents understand it too by the person that created it. The website on YouTube is: Set 1 Phonics. The times are at 9:30 daily and 12:30. These videos will not be available on demand.
Play Dough
Attached is a link for a recipe for play dough. In my experience this is the easiest and cleanest way to make it. Play dough is a fantastic way of building up a child's finger strength and wonderful to help those pre-writing skills.

Online Activities
Please email clarkej@primroselane.leeds.sch.uk for a login for purple mash. It is a fantastic resourse and your child has a personal login. Can be used on laptops, desktops and tablets.
Wednesday 1st April

Good morning! It's a week and a half since the start of home schooling and I hope you have all had a lovely time. Thank you for all the pictures. It is lovely to see all the learning the children are still doing and the different projects they have undertaken. I hope you have a fantastic week and keep sending me photos of what you're doing and I can add it to a class gallery. Then you can see what fun your friends have been doing too!

Mr Clarke

I have found a Youtube playlist of all the relevant episodes of Numberblocks for the nursery children. The episodes on the iPlayer are often coming off and on and on the official YouTube channels it is more snippets of episodes stitched together.
The link to the playlist is:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjan6evga7g&list=PLHltW_WBeq2QoCR7emLpw55e5H3hYiTe2

Numberblocks is a fantastic way for the children to get a better understanding of what numbers mean and how we can use them. It is even more fantastic if you can embed each concept is to do activities around the specific episodes. I have used this website to help plan lessons around each episode and it has been very useful in helping me understand what each child can learn from it. https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/52060.

Please try to make the activities as physical as possible using real objects and games. As always please email me any of your Numberblocks work, I'd love to see it!

I have found this resource to be useful for planning maths activities. It is more aimed at Reception aged children but I think there is still a lot of fun to be had with it. There is a video and a PDF file that goes with each of the ten activities. The link is:
Nursery Home Schooling Spring 2

The gallery is now up and running. Please have a look at what your friends are doing and if you would like to send some photos to me to upload please send them to clarkej@primroselane.leeds.sch.uk.

Monday 20th April

Welcome back after Easter! I hope you have had the chance to relax in the last two weeks and had the opportunity to spend some time together with your family. I will be updating our gallery with some new pictures I have been sent over the holidays and I will be added new activities on wednesday but if you have any suggestions or ideas please email me. I have really enjoyed seeing the different photos of you all and getting to spend a few days in school. Have a lovely start to the summer term!

Thank you,

Mr Clarke
Gallery Summer 1

Please have a look at what your friends are doing and if you would like to send some photos to me to upload please send them to clarkej@primroselane.leeds.sch.uk.

Summer 1 Newsletter

I have attached our Summer newsletter. As you can imagine this one is a little different to the normal ones.

Wednesday 22nd April

I have uploaded our Nursery Newsletter (see above) and on it I have spoke about what is our topic for this half term. It is one of my absolutley favourite books Where the Wild Things Are. If you do not have a copy of this story or even if you do there is a fantastic reading with music on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bptuYPvfgk. A challenge to undertake linked to this story would be to create your own Wild Thing. This could be a painting or made out of old yogurt pots. It could be absolutley anything with 6 eyes, 7 legs or 0 legs and 100 noses. If you would like to send me any photos of this suggested activity I can make a gallery to show them off to your friends. Who can make the scariest? Who can make the grumpiest Wild Thing? Who can make the tallest? Who can make the silliest?

Thank you and missing you all,
Mr Clarke
Nursery Wild Things

The children have been making their own Wild Things at home linked to our core story Where the Wild Things Are.

Monday 27th April

Another beautiful sunny day!
Lovely to see Primrose Lane children of all ages from Nursery up to Year 6. It's amazing how well children adapt to the unique situation we are in. They all get on so well, with the older ones helping the younger ones.
So today we made; beanie bunnies out of socks, elastic bands and rice, box modeling, decorated cardboard people,
We baked buns (which we ate!), we played Bannanagrams, (which is a little like scrabble) Chess, table tennis and much more...

We are so lucky to have such amazing outside areas with 2 adventure playgrounds, an expanse of grass, and large playgrounds. The children have been bringing in their scooters and bikes from home. I have learnt some new games like Manhunt and Capture the Flag. The next time I see you all I will be a stone lighter with all this exercise!

Missing everyone school children ,friends and loved ones which we cant see but this has definitely made me more appreciative of all the things we do have.

Keep safe everyone.
Love and virtual hugs to everyone.
Mrs Brooke x

Wow Medals

We have our first Nursery Wow virtual medels for Harry for 2 reasons!
  1. Learning to ride his pedal bike
  2. Being polite - saying ‘thank you’ to all the people who move across the road / away from us when we are out walking.
Staff Picture

A picture made by Miss Harper. See if you can spot Mr Clarke, Mrs Brooke, Miss Ryan, Mrs Roberts, Mrs Baxter and Mrs Wrigglesworth
Wednesday 6th May

I hope you all are doing well. Thank you for the email updates and pictures, I am really enjoying seeing what you are all up to. It has also been lovely to see some of you at school on the days I have been in. I'm doing well, trying to keep busy lots of grass cutting (It just keeps growing!). Thank you for the Wild Things, they have been fantastic and incredibly creative. 

Stay safe,
Mr Clarke
Wednesday 13th April

Hello Nursery! 
I want to say an extra well done to the children who have learnt to ride their bike in this time without stablisers. So many of you are using this time to learn some fantastic things. Well done to Jasper, Harry and Thomas. If you have been riding your bike and getting better at it let me know.
It has also been nice to see some of you around Boston Spa and Clifford when I am driving home after school going on walks and bike rides with your families. Inspired by Martha's instrument making (see gallery) your optional challenge this week is to make an instrument of your own. Maybe you could look at different instrument videos or maybe you or your family have an instrument you could have a try of at home. 

Stay safe,
Mr Clarke
Monday 18th May

Hello everyone at Nursery. I hope you are all doing well and it has been lovely so see some of your reponses to the letters I sent out. Thank you so much. This week's activity idea has been inspired by Benjamin and James and their love of volcanoes. They have created their own volcane that even erupts with lava! The pictures are in the summer 1 gallery, they are fantastic.

Hope you all are keeping safe,

Mr Clarke
Two Wow Medals

The first wow medal goes to Thomas who has been eating lots more fruit and he has been dressing himself at home.

Well done Thomas!

The second wow medal is for Harry has been doing some great sharing with his sister Eloise with lots of things.

Well done Harry!
Summer 2 Gallery
Nursery Reading Challenge

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope you have had a lovely week. I am currently trying to upload a video of me reading a story but school internet is leaving a lot to be desired. I plan to do this weekly and hopefully more often than that. It has been lovely to see a few children around the village and dropping off their older siblings into school. I hope you are all still doing well and if you would like to share any fun things you are doing please feel free to email me, it would be nice to see. I would also like to do a catch up Zoom call with the class, please could you email me if there is any interest.

Thank you all

Mr Clarke
We Are Going On A Bear Hunt
The Blue Balloon
How to Catch a Star
Aliens Loves Underpants
Peace at Last
Each Peach Pear Plum
Book Requests

If you have any requests for any books you would like me film reading please email me at Clarkej@primroselane.leeds.sch.uk.
We have a request for The Gruffalo and Zog so far and I am more than happy to add any of your favourite books to that list.

Thank you,
Mr Clarke