How can you help?

How can you help?

Wake up Shake up time!

Good Morning Little Gems, how are you feeling today?

We have lots of different feelings and emotions. It is really good to talk about how we feel. Have a look at the pictures below and talk to your grown-up about these different emotions.

What makes you feel happy, sad or worried?


Today Little Gems, I want you to think about how you can help someone at home to feel happy or happier.

Maybe you could make your grown-up happier by helping to tidy your bedroom, you could make your brother or sister feel better by drawing them a picture or you could make someone a card.

It is completely up to you!

Tell us in the comments below what you did to help someone feel better today and send us any pictures that you would like to share on the blog.

Have a lovely weekend Little Gems!

Here are the answers to our quiz yesterday! Well done for all of your guesses!

Number 1… Jelly fish

Number 2… Shark

Number 3… Octopus

Number 4… Crab

Number 5… Turtle

Number 6… Whale

Moving under the water…

Moving under the water…

Good morning Little Gems, today we are going to start our day with some yoga.

Animals and fish all move in different ways.

Can you have a go at making this movements?


Now your body has warmed up, you are ready for our learning today…

What can you see in this picture?

What can you see floating on the waves?

What can you see that has sunk to the bottom of the ocean?

Today we want you carry out an experiment!

Today we would like you to test different objects in your home, do they float or do they sink? Can you make any predictions before you test them? Were you right or wrong? Send us some pictures or tell us in the comments below!

Play a game of: What am I? Read the clues below and guess what underwater creature they are describing. Write your guesses in the comment box below and I will tell you the answers later on in the day!

Keeping Safe

Have a read of these pictures created by Julia Donaldson with some of our favourite story characters. Talk with your grown-up about how these can help us all to stay safe. Remember our new school rule “We always keep everyone safe”, how will these help you at home or at Nursery?

What do you know about snails and whales?

What do you know about snails and whales?

Story of the week

This week we have been reading the story The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. Do you know who the characters are in the story? Who is your favourite character?

Do you like the snail? What do you know about snails? Here is some information for you to read about snails. I wonder how you could find out even more interesting facts about snails?

Do you like the whale from our story? What do you know about whales? Where do you think they live? What do you think they eat? Here is an interesting video about whales for you to watch…

There is also an interesting book on called Life under the seaWhales with lots of information about whales for you to read. Click on the link below and see what you can find out about whales.


Now that you know all about snails, you might know where to find them. Where do you think they might be? Now get ready to go on a snail hunt, what will you do if you find one? Can you see the slime or the shell? Can you remember what the shell is for? Can you see the tentacles? What are they used for? If you can’t find a snail today, can you think of a reason why?

Now I would like you to create your own character from the story. You can use anything you like, you may be able to find natural materials outside that you would like to use, or you may have something inside that would be better. Here are some ideas…

Please remember to send pictures of your home learning or use the comment box below to tell us something about it.

I can’t wait to see you’re creations! Have fun Little Gems!

Let’s teach our children how to keep themselves and others safe

Here is an activity you could try with your child to help them understand more about social distancing and how to protect themselves and others.

The adventures of the Snail and the Whale…

The adventures of the Snail and the Whale…

Good morning Little Gems, yesterday we began looking at the story The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson.

Time for an under the sea themed wake and shake! You know the actions, get up and have a go!

Have a watch of this film and think about the adventures that snail and whale go on…

During our story Snail and Whale go on an adventure.

Can you name any of the different places snail and whale visited?

If you could go on an adventure, where would you like to go? Can you tell us why you would like to go there?

Whale and snail go on the adventure together, who would you take with you on your adventure? Would it be a friend or someone from your family? Why would you take the person you have chosen?


Today we would like you to have a go at creating a diorama. It could be of your own adventure or of your favourite part of the Snail and the Whale story. Be as creative as you want to be!

Here are a few examples…

Really looking forward to seeing all of your creations! Have fun!


Today we will be reading the story Dr Dog by Lydia Monks and James Logan.