Forestdale Primary School

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Enjoy your Easter break - stay safe - children return Monday 19th April


Nursery F1 Home Learning 


Hello F1 Nursery children!

I have made a list of some ideas for more fun things you can do to help your learning at home

Hide the Toy!


A good game for positional language (on top, under, next to, behind, in front of)


Choose a favourite toy or teddy and hide it.  Ask your child, “where is the teddy?” Emphasise where your child found it e.g. “behind the sofa” or “under the table”.   Swap roles with your child so the hide the toy, or perhaps they could hide it for a younger sibling. 

Story Time

Find a calm moment in a comfy corner to share a book with your child.

Look at the pictures together and talk about what they can see. 


As you read it or look through it, ask questions.

  • What do you think will happen next? What has happened so far?
  • Why did that character do that? Why did that happen?
  • How did they do that? How do they feel?  How do you know?
  • Who are the characters? Who is the author?
  • Where is the story set? (in a forest, town, seaside etc). 


If there are repetitive parts to the story, encourage your child to join in.

Can they tell the story to someone else in the house? Perhaps they could change the ending!

Active Time

Practise throwing and catching a large ball.  How many times can you catch it?

Practise standing and balancing on one leg.  Time how long you can balance!



Following the Leader


Take it in turns to be the leader.  Everyone has to copy the leader! Try running, hopping, jumping, crawling, rolling, walking, skipping, sliding, slithering…. What else could you try?

Funky Fingers


Let’s make our fingers strong for good writing!

  • Dough disco!  Get your fingers dancing with play dough (for recipe see previous home learning pack) to squeeze, pinch, twist, pat and roll in your hands to your favourite tune.
  •  Jewellery making! Thread hoop shaped cereal onto string, wool or show laces to make bracelets and necklaces for all the family.
Other ideas:  putting together and pulling apart duplo style bricks, using salad tongues to pick up small objects such as bouncy balls or salad potatoes.

Being Independent

Help your child learn how to:

  • Dress and undress on their own
  • Put their shoes and socks on and off on their own
  • Put their coats/jackets on and zip them up on their own


Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark