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Thorpe Lea Primary School

'A dedicated community working together, nurturing a safe, happy school where all children can achieve their potential'



Welcome to Giant Panda Class 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, lots of children are unable to come to school due to government regulations on self isolation. 


To ensure children are still able to access work from home, we will be putting up work for the children to complete each day on the class pages.


Each day, a new activity sheet will be uploaded to this page. On this activity sheets will be a variety of different activities for you to do with your child based around phonics, maths, and other areas of the curriculum. The sheets are instructions on how you can approach activities with your child, often based around a story, or other stimulus.


As well as these activities, please ensure you are still reading with your child. Lots of stories will help keep your child entertained, and also help their educational development. A story a day can be a wonderful calming moment for you and your child.


Below is a possible timetable for your days together. This is just a guideline with some ideas to support you and your child, please do not feel you need to follow it. You can add new things in or change things round to make it work for you.


We do ask that you please view the 9.30am set 1 sounds phonics session on the Read Write Inc youtube channel every morning. This will support your child's continued phonic development.


Stay safe and enjoy your learning!

I hope you all had a nice Easter holidays!


Below are the home learning documents. Please don’t feel you have to do all of these activities, especially if they involve things you are unable to source. These activities are just to support you and your child. Read Write Ink sessions are also now at 9:30am and they are also offering a story time at 2pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I hope you are doing well!


Miss Robinson


9.05 – 9.30

9.30 – 10.30

10:30 – 10:45

10:45 – 11:00


11:00- 11:15

11:15 – 11:45

11:45 – 12:15

12:15 – 1:15

1:15 – 1:35

1:35 – 2:20

2:20 – 2:35

2.35 – 3.10

Monday- Friday

Name writing



Encourage your child to write their own name, or trace their name, and draw a picture.


Please see the Read Write Inc youtube channel. Everyday at 9:30am they will live stream a phonics session. Nursery children should view the set 1 sounds session.

Fine Motor


There are a number of YouTube videos that the children would be able to follow, such as dough disco.


Drawing, colouring, tracing and playdough play are great fine motor activities


Snack and playing

Sharing Game


Any game where your child has to take turns.

Class activity.


There will be activities posted on our class page.

Play Time





There are a number of YouTube videos that the children would be able to follow such as Cosmic Kids Yoga, Joe Wicks kids 5 min HIIT work out etc.



Lunch Time

Story time


It would be lovely if you could share a story with your child.

Class activity


Again there are activities on the website as well as using twinkl. You can create a new user and use the password and code: UKTWINKLHELPS





This could be a lovely moment to share another story with your child.

Screen time/ playing

Additional Websites to Support Learning




Fine Motor



Phonics Play (Phase 1)

CBeebies Alphablocks 

Jolly Phonics Phase 2 song (youtube)


Read Write Inc will be streaming online lessons Monday - Friday on their Facebook Page and YouTube channel. these will only be available at the times below:


SET 1 SPEED SOUNDS: 9:30am and 12:30pm

SET 2 SPEED SOUNDS: 10am and 1pm

SET 3 SPEED SOUNDS: 10:30am and 1:30pm


Please show Nursery children the Set 1 sounds session.



Twinkl – Pencil guide sheets, cutting guide sheets, pencil maze


Topmarks (simple counting or ordering games)

CBeebies Number Blocks

Twinkl –  Number Recognition and Counting sheets

Super Movers – BBS

Youtube – Joe Wicks, Cosmic Kids Yoga, Go Noodle


 Welcome to the Nursery page for Thorpe Lea Primary School


Our topic for this half term is

'All Around the World'


This half term at Nursery we will be learning about other countries and places!


 Please feel free to join us on Monday and Friday morning for Fun with Phonics, 8:45 - 9:00.

The topics we will be looking at this term are:

Week 1: Antarctica 

Week 2: Australia

Week 3: North America

Week 4: South America

Week 5: Africa

Week 6: Europe



As a Nursery we have introduced free access to baking, available whenever the children choose. This task supports a range of skills, ranging from weight and measuring skills, to practical fine motor skills. This also helps the children build their independence, as they are now able to follow the picture recipe themselves, and independently make the mixture. We hope you enjoy your children's creations!


Our role play area is a home corner at the moment, representing a familiar place to the children. This role play area will encourage the children to engage in imaginary role play, and use skills they see in their real lives in their play, for example feeding babies, cooking dinner, and even hoovering! Outside we have a road with road signs, supporting imaginative play using our bikes. We also have a building site, where the children are able to work together to build and construct houses, bridges and towers, all the time wearing builders hard hats and high vis jackets! Whilst these role plays will help us to develop the children's imagination, it will also let them develop a variety of other skills including, Literacy, Mathematics, curiosity and problem solving!


In the Nursery our focus is the child and the child's interests. We follow these interests and use them to support our teaching. This means that one day we might be working together to construct and decorate a house, and bug hunting with maps the next day! We believe that children learn best when they are completely engaged in the moment, which is why we choose to follow their interests and ideas and build them into teaching moments. We follow our topics by reading stories around them, which often sparks child initiated play and learning, however do not be surprised if we sometimes go off topic! Because of this, we also like to 'focus' on a few children per week. This does not mean we don't focus on any other children day to day, all it means is that we will send home a communication form to parents to get your input on your child's learning, and after the week is complete you will get an A3 sheet detailing different teaching and learning moments that happened to your child during that week. This is to involve you parents more in your child's learning, and give you the opportunity to comment and ask questions as we move through the year. We also ask that on these weeks, your child brings (or emails) in some family photos for them to show the class and talk about, taking over from show and tell. 


On this page you will find information about our daily routine, our half termly topic, special events and news.

Please check this page regularly to keep yourself updated!

Thank You for your continued support.

Miss Robinson 


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