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Monday 22nd June- Friday 26th June

Please see the planning grid below for the daily activities.

Please also read to your child every day.

Our topic this half term is…



Our text for this week is 'Topsy and Tim Go on an Aeroplane'


Our home learning this week...


















Listen to Mrs Sawford read the book

 ‘Topsy and Tim Go on an Aeroplane’.

Talk about your favourite part of the story.

Play the

‘Odd Sound Out’ game.

Listen carefully to the initial sounds.








(See activities below)

Play the ‘I Spy’ initial sounds game. Use the printable or make a collection of your own objects beginning with s,a,t,p,i,n. Complete the ‘Rhyming Odd One Out’ activity. Use the printables or use these to draw your own rhyming sets. Can you circle the odd one out?




Label each paper aeroplane you made for your topic work with a number 0-5. Set out a pretend runway with parking spaces for the planes. Label the spaces. Your grown up will shout out a number. Can you fly the right plane in to land?



Join in with this number song about aeroplanes. Can you count forwards and backwards?





Here is a number song about 5 aeroplanes.




Can you draw a number story to go with it. Remember you can cross out an aeroplane each time. You might even draw a number line.


How many other types of air transport can you think of? Make a list and count them up. Here is a fun game to play using another type of air transport. I wonder if this was on your list?







Experiment making and decorating your own paper aeroplanes. Whose paper aeroplane can go the furthest?


Watch the first part of this program about airport baggage.





Choose a hot or cold country and draw the things you would need in the suitcase for that trip.


RSE Day Activities


(see planning below)



Use items from your recycling to design and make your own aeroplane.

Topsy & Tim go on an Aeroplane

Wellbeing Wednesday


Enjoy some Calm Me time with Mrs Cocker


This week you will be thinking about why it is important to belong to a team or group. What teams or groups do you belong to? These might be inside or outside of school. How does it make you feel? What does being a good sport look like? What skills and qualities do you need to be a good team player?


Have a watch of the following story and then draw some pictures to represent team work. 

Make your own memory game 


Memory games are brilliant for helping develop children’s cognitive development. Simply draw two of the same picture or print doubles of each image. The skies the limit, you can use pictures of the family, super heroes you name it, you can use it! Lay all the cards face down on the table and take turns with your family to test you memory. The person with the most matching cards at the end of the game is the winner.



Idea taken from https://geekgeargalore.com/boardgames/best-diy-board-games-for-kids/

Wellbeing singalong!

Gather your family today and have fun singing along with these songs. 

RSE Day 2020- ‘Books I l Love About Love’

Watch the video story ‘Love Makes a Family’ or ‘Love from the Crayons’


Choose one (or as many as you like!) of the activities suggested below.

Remember to share what you have done by emailing a photo to nurseryhomelearning@oldbasford.nottingham.sch.uk and we will share it on the website.


  • Create your own drawing, painting or collage to show what ‘Love is….’ to you.
  • Share a photo of your favourite story about love. You could write a short review for other people.
  • Write a letter or make a card for someone who is special to you. This might be a member of your family, a neighbour, a friend or someone at school. Try and explain why the person and relationship matters to you. Parents you can join in with this one too!
  • Create hearts using collage. Find words, colours, shapes and textures from scrap materials and make them into a heart shape. This could be displayed on paper, on the pavement or in your garden!
  • Write a poem about what love is to you. For inspiration there are some useful links here-https://www.usborne.com/quicklinks/eng/catalogue/catalogue.aspx?popup=video&id=15430
  • Make a poster of the ways you can be a good friend in the current circumstances e.g. social distancing. How can friendships flourish in this situation?
  • Use heart cut outs. Write one thing you love about yourself and one thing you love about somebody else.
  • Choose a favourite song about love. Use some of the lyrics to design a poster.
  • Make a ‘Relationships Tree’. Draw a tree. Think about all the people in your life who love and care for you. Write their name and draw their faces on individual leaves and add them to your tree.
  • Research marriage celebrations across different faiths and cultures. Make an information leaflet or design a poster or presentation.
  • Bake some heart biscuits or decorate cupcakes to give to loved ones.
  • Read and share some of your own books you love about love!


ChalleNGe Nottingham

On the ChalleNGe Nottingham website you can find a whole day of online creative content for children and families. A range of local artists will be sharing creative workshops and challenges focused on the themes of: cooperation; collaboration; respect; trust; and, resilience. The content will be streamed during the day via the Challenge Nottingham website. Click here to find out more information and the latest schedule https://challengenottingham.co.uk/%40rse-day