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Counting with Numberblocks 


The resources below are an excellent introduction to number for young children. 

Using the familiar Numberblocks show, NCETM have created a scheme of work to support early number recognition, counting and ordering. There are Powerpoint documents that provide guidance and teaching points for each episode. I will also add some additional resources for children to practise their counting. 


NCETM Numberblocks teaching plans: 



Numberblocks episodes on YouTube:





The Colour Monster Planning





Below are some ideas and links to provide parents with ideas of things to do whilst school is closed. We have done our best to find things that everyone will be able to access and we have also considered that you might have other children at home.

You may already be doing these, or there are some easy activities you might like to try that don’t require too much preparation. There are some fantastic age appropriate websites, games and videos online too.


Don't forget that there are lots of practical things that you can be doing, such as painting, threading, baking, role play, junk modelling (if you have access to these things) or just getting your child to help you at home smiley



Reading children’s books with your child helps with their learning – this can be their library book from school. You can talk about the pictures, talk to them about how we hold and look after a book, and if it’s one they know already they could try and join in with some of the words.

Here are a few examples of stories that have been popular with the children...


Audible are also giving free access to stories for a range of ages:



Songs and dancing

Talk about what songs we sing at Nursery. There are also lots of songs that you can access online...

Mr Tumble nursery rhymes with makaton, YouTube or CBeebies                                        https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/playlist-something-special-nursery-rhymes?collection=playlist-collection

BBC nursery rhymes and songs, BBC teach website


Gonoodle do lots of dancing videos that the children have enjoyed in Nursery:



Some fun Disney activities to get moving:



Understanding the World

In Nursery after the holiday, we would be going on to learn about planting things like seeds and beans and talking about what they need to grow. If anyone has any of these sorts of things at home, you could have a go at doing some planting. Otherwise we would have used some of these...





We would also be starting to learn about minibeasts and bugs and the different types. If you have a garden, you could have a look and see if you can find any of these things outside. If not, you could look at some pictures and videos and talk about what they look like. Maybe have a go at drawing some!



Learn about different bugs here:





Practice counting out loud, but also encourage your child to have a go at counting a small group of objects to see how many there are. See what shapes you can see around where you live and if they know their names. Try the links for games/activites...

CBeebies - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/numeracy

Counting - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

Shapes - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters


There is also some maths support here:



Playdough recipe

Playdough is great for being creative and developing your child’s fine motor skills. It is easy to make if this is something you decide to do!

To make your own you need:        

  • 2 cups of plain or self-raising flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 4 teaspoons of cream of tartar
  • 5 tablespoons of vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • Optional – add some food colouring with these ingredients if you want your playdough a different colour

Put all of these ingredients in a big bowl in this order, and then mix together. The hot water cooks the playdough and you may need to add more flour if it is wet or sticky. Knead and mould the playdough into a ball and allow time for it to cool before playing with it. If wrapped up tight in a carrier bag or kept in a container, it should last for about a week.



This is a resource website who are giving parents free access to all of their resources and packs. If you have access to a printer, this is where we get a lot of our colouring and writing sheets, that are easy to print and use.