2nd June 2020

Yesterday I received these these beautiful photos from Logan’s Mum. Logan, Summer, Mum and Dad went for a walk in Roundhay park over the half term. They took a picnic filled with lots of tasty food. Mum said Logan really enjoyed eating all of his favourite snacks in the sunshine and seeing the ducks, swans and geese in the lake.

Summer picnics are so much fun! Why don’t you pack up your favourite foods and head outside this week? Perhaps you could meet up with someone? as long as it’s in a park or an outdoor space, and both parties maintain a distance from each other of at least two metres.

And remember as always to send your photos or videos to: charlotte.whitaker@allertonceprimary.com.
Thank you! Continue to stay safe.

1st June 2020

Hello Everybody!
We hope you had a lovely half term.

Millie has been learning about the sounds made by individual letters. This is referred to as Phonics. Phonics instruction teaches children how to decode letters into their respective sounds, a skill that is essential for children to be able to read unfamiliar words by themselves as they get older.

Take a look at the following YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs. It is designed to help children learn the sounds of the letters in the English alphabet.

Let us know how you get on by sending your photos or videos to: charlotte.whitaker@allertonceprimary.com.
Take care!

Happy Friday Nursery!

Logan has been practicing all of his colours during the lockdown period with his Mum. He has also enjoyed splashing in his paddling pool whilst the weather has been good, riding in his Little Tikes car with his trailer attached, beep beep! and taken full advantage of movie nights with his sister, Summer. It looks like great fun Logan! I wish I could have all of those yummy snacks!

Perhaps you could practice your colours whilst you’re at home?

And remember as always to send your photos to: charlotte.whitaker@allertonceprimary.com

Thank you! Stay safe, have a lovely weekend!

Maths with Millie!

Millie has been doing some fantastic maths work at home! She is practicing writing the number ‘2’. She is also holding her pen using the pincer grasp, great work Millie! In addition, I can see she is looking at the different shapes in her workbook. Maybe she is trying to name the shapes, or it could be that she is getting ready to trace them.

Do you know your numbers?
Perhaps you can practice your shapes at home!
Try to focus on circle, triangle and square.

Let us know how you get on by sending your photos to: charlotte.whitaker@allertonceprimary.com

Stay safe!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you’re all well. Thank you to Romario for sending in these beautiful pictures last week. It looks like you’re having a super time dressed as Mr Tumble! I can also see that you’re really enjoying some of the Julia Donaldson books. Perhaps some of the other nursery children might enjoy these too! You can access them on Youtube, here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCllFxIfCNYQvsRepWxT7n8A/search?query=Julia+Donaldson, or watch short clips of the stories here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/xpYGG9lgXlsny9s2czZnd4/julia-donaldson-adaptations.

Please remember to keep sending your photos to: charlotte.whitaker@allertonceprimary.com.

We love seeing what you’re getting up to!

Happy Thursday!

Hello Everyone!

Reading books aloud to your children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop fundamental speaking and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. So, why not try?

  • Ask your child to choose their favourite story book. They’ll feel more interested in the story if they’ve picked it out themselves.
  • Turn off the TV, radio and computer to minimise distractions whilst you read.
  • Sit close together. You could encourage your child to hold the book and help turn the pages to promote independence.
  • Take a look at the pictures. Maybe there’s something funny in the pictures that you can laugh about, or perhaps your child enjoys guessing what will happen next.
  • Have fun! Don’t be afraid to act out situations or use funny voices.

Don’t have many reading books to hand?

Take a look at Storyline Online to share stories with your child: https://www.youtube.com/user/StorylineOnline/videos

Apps for your Children:
These Apps have been recommended to us by an independent education panel for good educational value for 2-5 Year Old Children. Why not give them a go? Simply search for them in the App Store or on Google.

  • ‘Hungry Little Minds’
  • ‘Cbeebies Storytime’
  • ‘Cbeebies Playground Island’
  • ‘Lingumi’
  • ‘Duolingo / Lingotot’
  • ‘White Rose Maths’ (Home Learning – Early Years)

We’d love to know how you get on so don’t forget to take pictures and email me on: charlotte.whitaker@allertonceprimary.com

Stay safe!

Indoor Activities

These fun activities are very easy, and can mostly be done with everyday items that you have around the house. Why not give them a go?

Bubble Wrap Prints

Before you throw that bubble wrap away, use it to make a cool paint stamp.

Race Track

Place masking tape on the floor to create a colorful, custom race track for tiny cars – and a place to park them when playtime is finished.

Tissue Box Monsters

You probably have lots of empty tissue boxes lying around the house. When you’re done, use the extra pom-poms to “feed” the monster. Turn it into a minute-to-win-it game by seeing how many pom-poms you can throw into the monster’s mouth in 60 seconds.

Fairy Jar/ Bottles

Lots of glitter and glow sticks placed in a jam jar make it possible to ‘capture’ a fairy.

DIY Kids Activities - Fairy Jar

 Outdoor Concert

Why not enjoy some music in the garden? Simply save your old pots and pans for the children to bang and tap whilst breathing in the fresh air.


We hope the above activities keep you busy as you enjoy being at home with the family together. It would be lovely for you to share the children’s learning with us by sending your pictures to maame.akoto@allertonceprimary.com.

The Five Senses

We commenced this week with a remarkable Science week celebration. We focused on the five senses as we believe our senses are how we navigate life and assist us in interpreting the world we live in.

See below how we used these five senses to learn through play in the 2YO Nursery.


We tried different foods; oranges,strawberry, lemon, peppers etc.The children were very happy to try the food and expressed their likes and dislikes through their facial expressions.



The children enjoyed smelling different things, including; ginger, vanilla, lemon, cinnamon and tooth paste. Again, they expressed their likes and dislikes mainly through their facial expressions.


We also explored how things felt, including; paint. We made a texture box containing different items to feel. We encouraged the children to enhance their vocabulary by asking if the items within the box were; soft, bumpy, rough, smooth or sticky?



We enjoyed listening to different sounds, such as the different noises instruments made. Mrs Robottom brought a traditional drum in to Nursery to play sound games with the children. I think they all really enjoyed it!


Finally, we explored the school grounds as we went on a ‘looking walk’ with the children. The children were encourage to find what they could see around them. Some children managed to spot different things within the environment such as; apple trees, flowers, birds and grass.


It has been a week full of adventure and lots of excitement. We are looking forward to yet another wonderful week ahead. Goodbye!