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Our topic this half term is…

CHANGES – Frog life cycle

Our text for this fortnight is: The Teen Weeny Tadpole (Continued)








Play the phonics frog game. See link below.

Write the third entry in your frog life cycle diary. Use the picture of the froglet to help you. Draw a picture and write about what you can see/ know about froglets.


Write the final entry in your frog life cycle diary. Use the picture of the frog to help you. Draw a picture and write about what you can see/ know about frogs.

Hide some of your Set Words around the house/ garden. Set a timer for eg 30 seconds/ 1 minute. How many words can you find and read out loud in that time? Can you beat your previous score?


Count out 4 toys and share them equally between yourself and one other person. How many do you have each? What if you had 6/8/10 toys? How many toys do you have each now?

Complete the ‘Number Magic Quiz Level 2’ game.

See resources for the website link.

Using the sheet in the resources or drawing your own lily pads and frogs. How many ways can you find to put the frogs on the lily pads? E.g 4 frogs on one lily pad and 6 on another. Have you been able to find all the different ways?

Complete the frog dot to dot. Can you make your own dot to dot?


Make a frog life cycle head band. See resources for ideas/ resources.


Go for a walk around your nearest park that has a pond. Discuss the word ‘habitat’ and what it means. Where might frogs be hiding?

Please stay close to your adult at all times near water.

Create your own drawing, painting or collage to show what ‘Love is….’ to you.  Please send photos of your creations to nurseryhomelearning@ oldbasford.nottingham.sch.uk

Watch and join in with ‘Frank The Frog Cosmic Yoga’. See below for the link.


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 video and then complete the sheets below or create a poster answering the questions above. 

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

Website links:


Phonics: https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/phonics-frog?phase=3

See attached documents for ‘frog life cycle’ headband template



Maths: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/numberblocks-number-magic-quiz-level-2?collection=numbers-and-letters



Maths: See attached documents for the frogs and lily pad template. You can draw your own frogs and lily pads if you don’t have a printer.



Maths: See attached documents for the frog dot to dot

Topic: Comic Kids Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY8xx7c6_z0

Froglet pictures