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Mrs Nolan

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Home Learning 5: Week beginning 18.05.20

Hello my lovely little Shrimps,

I am still missing you and thinking about you all lots and I am looking forward to the time when we can all come back together, and once again enjoy being with all our friends and school family.

But for the meantime, while we are keeping safe at home, please keep enjoying the time you have with your family, keep making lots of lovely memories together and remember to keep asking your grown ups to send me pictures and messages of all the lovely fun you are having at home with your home learning activities and anything else you might be doing with your families.

My email is:


I want to say another massive thank you to all of you who have emailed me photos and messages of all the fun home learning and other activities you have been doing and enjoying with your families.

This week…..

I have loved seeing photos of Leo planting some tomato plants, that is perfect for our theme of ‘Down in the Garden’, it will be very exciting watching them grow!

I have loved seeing all the amazing home learning fun that Merryn has been up to, she has been having fun dressing up and playing musical instruments, painting, and drawing beautiful rainbow pictures. She has been doing number work and baking a big ‘M’ biscuit, which she decorated beautifully! Happy ‘belated’ birthday Merryn, as she also has celebrated her 4th birthday at home with her lovely family.

I have loved seeing photos of Ethan’s name writing practise, he is trying so hard, making Mummy and Mrs Nolan very proud! He has also been baking yummy chocolate brownies with Mummy and his brother and sister.

I have loved seeing how Lydia found her own version of Jack and the Beanstalk after watching my videos and her version sounded fantastic as it made sounds when you pressed different buttons. She also sang along to another of my videos where I sang the ‘Days of the Week’ song and then she did a days of the week jigsaw, well done Lydia!

I have loved hearing all about Genevieve planting pumpkin, summer squash and some flower seeds in her garden, which is perfect for our ‘Down in the Garden’ theme. Well done!

I have also loved seeing more fun home learning from Jacob, he has been enjoying my videos and even his younger and older brother have been enjoying them too! He has also planted some beans, like I did, it will be so exciting watering them and watching how they grow! He has also been doing some baking and sang the currant bun number song and he has been very busy with some number activities too! Well done, Jacob!

Well done everyone and to all those who might not be able to send emails, as long as the children are happy at this very strange time that is all we want and so if I can offer any ideas for Home Learning then that will make me happy.  I really do love keeping in touch and seeing what you are all doing so please remember to ask your grown ups if they will send me an email telling me all about what you are doing and if possible please send photos too. But please don’t worry if this isn’t possible.


For those of you who would like some ideas for Home Learning I hope you enjoyed last week’s Down in the Garden’ theme with ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’. You can dip into the ideas as much or as little as you wish, we want you and your children to enjoy the activities and I have recorded some video clips this week to accompany this theme.

This week there is a new theme, that is: ‘Down in the Garden’…..with the stories: Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French and ‘How To Grow A Dinosaur’ by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves

You will find the home learning activities and ideas on the Shrimps Home Learning page:

  • An overview of ideas for all Areas of Learning for the theme ‘Down in the Garden’ Week 5 – ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and ‘How To Grow A Dinosaur’ File
  • Literacy – Reading, writing File for ideas.
    The YouTube video link of me reading the story ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ by Vivian French is:


The YouTube video link of me reading the story ‘How To Grow A Dinosaur’ by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves is:


  • Letters and Sounds – P1 Silly Dinosaur Soup – alliteration ‘d’ dinosaur soup
    P2 Clap, Clap turn around I will show you a letter you tell me the sound! Satpin
    Metal Mike – pick out -dog, dish, duck – HA - model phoneme frame for writing CVC dot, dog, dad
    Reading dip pad blending sounds
     The YouTube link for my video:
  • Maths & CAL – Recipe for Dinosaur Stew – recite and roll out 10 fingers, show number cards to 10 remind they represent an amount
    Look Mrs Nolan has grown all these dinosaurs in my garden like Albie from our story, I need to feed them with a special Dinosaur stew, look at the recipe it tells us how to make it and what we need, look at each number to see how many of each vegetable we need to count out
    Number song – ‘Doris the dinosaur has 10 spikes’
    Song words File on the webpage.
    My YouTube video link for this is:
  • Letters and Sounds P1/ Expressive Arts and Design
    SONG TIME - Learn and sing along with
    ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’:
    My YouTube Link is:
  • Letters and Sounds P1/ Expressive Arts and Design
    SONG TIME - Learn and sing along with
    My YouTube Link is:

I hope you all enjoy this week with me ‘Down in the Garden’ with ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and ‘How To Grow A Dinosaur’.

I look forward to hearing from you all soon.

Keep safe and well.

With lots of hugs and love from me,

Mrs Nolan,

And Mrs Bridgwater and Mrs Hulme (who are also still missing you all lots too!)


P.S. This weblink has some nice music activity suggestions:

Useful websites:,,, (if you have a garden to go out into)












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Christian Theme of the Month

The Christian theme for this half term is 'Community'.

"How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!" Psalm 133:1

In school we will be:

Exploring our core school value of Community.

Encouraging pupils to show community spirit.

Exploring the local and wider communities we are a part of.

Parents and carers, please help us at home to support your child in their understanding of the above concepts.

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