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F2 Information

For the Children moving on to F2 in September- Please see the transition section on the school website, for meet the staff videos, welcome booklet and transition dates/times.



Transition Activities  


W/C 20th July 


Task 1 – If you haven’t already have a look on the website for your ‘Meet the Teacher’ videos and welcome booklet to help you learn about your new teacher(s), classroom and what the school day will look like! J 


Task 2 - Jigsaw Jenie is feeling a little scared as he is going to big school soon. Do you think you might be able to help cheer Jenie up? Is there anything exciting about starting F2 that you could tell him about? Why not have a go at trying on your new uniform if you have it and play ‘schools’. You can even pretend to be the teacher and take the register. Mask sure your class is sitting beautifully on the carpet and listening to you.



Task 3 - Even though you are moving on and might feel a little sad and excited all at the same time, you will always have memories and be able to think about all the fun things you have done at nursery. Have a look through some of the photos on Tapestry with your grown up to help remind yourself of all the fun you’ve had with us and then draw your happy memory from nursery. We would love to see it!



To all the children starting F2 in September!


And a special goodbye to Jett and Millie as they start their new journeys at different schools in September!

We are going to miss you!


Finally to all the children we will see back in nursery in September!



Have a great summer! Lots of Love from Mrs Tompkins, Mrs Clay & Mrs Keegans  x x


Dave by Sue Hendra



W/C 13th July 


Task 1 – Listen to the story of Dave (above). Can you describe Dave’s dinner? What is your favourite dinner to eat? (Literacy and Communication and Language)


Task 2 – Keep fit with Jump start Jonny. How does your body feel after doing exercise? Can you think of anything else which helps us to stay healthy? (Physical Development and Expressive Arts and Design)

Click on the image below for more exercise, dance & workouts!


Task 3 – Sing the song ‘See Saw, Margery Dee’ joining hands with someone in your family and rock backwards and forwards. Talk about the pushing and pulling movements to make the rocking motion. Can you find in the story where Dave is ‘pushed’ and something in the story is ‘pulled’ to make it work? I will give you a clue it’s to do with beans! (Expressive Arts & Design and Understanding the World)


Additional Task – Play The Gingerbread Man game, an activity which focuses on counting, matching and ordering. (Maths)

Click on the image below to play the game 



Kids Dance and Exercise Video | Jump Start Jonny | Freeze

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Come Outside - Fish

Auntie Mabel and Pippin look at freshwater fish and meet a fisherman and his dog. Auntie also tells the story of Bernard, the stickleback who looked after hi...

Barry the fish with fish fingers continued...


W/C 6th July 


Task 1 – Watch ‘Aunty Mabel- Fish’. Auntie Mabel and Pippin look at freshwater fish and meet a fisherman and his dog.  (Understanding the World)


Task 2 –  Explore moving like different Ocean Animals (Physical Development)



Task 3 – Play the Underwater Counting game to practise counting up to 10 and recognising numbers.



Additional Task – Have a go at making fish out of cupcake cases.  (Expressive Arts and Design)


Nursery Rhyme of the Week (06.07.20)

Barry the Fish with Fingers  


W/C 29th June 


Task 1 – Listen to the story of Barry the Fish with Fingers (below) then just before the end can you guess how the story ends?

(Literacy and Communication and Language)


Task 2 – Blow Bubbles like Puffy the Puffer Fish. Count how many you can pop?



Task 3 – Make a star fish using cheerios! All you need is a pink piece of paper, scissors, glue, cheerios, and glitter OR do some finger painting

(Expressive Arts and Design)



Additional Task – Watch Octonauts - The Porcupine Puffer (below) to learn about puffer fish and their habitat. What key facts can you remember?

(Understanding the World)


Barry The Fish With Fingers

Barry the Fish With Fingers by Sue Hendra part of 'Bedtimes Deserve Books' www.facebook.com/readwriteink Episode 1'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' https://www.you...

Octonauts The Porcupine Puffer

Nursery Rhyme of the Week (29.6.20)

If you want to know 'what on earth' I am doing in this picture then head over to the 'Sports Page' https://hollyhillschool.co.uk/sports-page/ to watch some embarrassing videos for you to join in for the VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY!!


Good luck, and remember to send in your photos or videos!

Mrs Fisher xx

The Three Little Pigs continued...


W/C 22nd June 


Task 1 – Watch The Three Little Pigs - Silly Symphony (below). Then have a go at describing the big bad wolf using interesting words. (Literacy and Communication and Language)


Task 2 – Engineering for the Three Little Pigs; this activity shows how using the right material for the right job is important (see YouTube video below). Build three different sandcastles to test which is the strongest and which will survive in rain? (Understanding the World)


Task 3 – Draw a picture of a house or paint one. Try and draw the 2D shapes square, triangle, rectangle and circle to represent the windows, door and roof if you can. (Expressive Arts & Design and Maths)




Additional Task – Go for a short walk and see how many different houses you can see (bungalows, flats, detached etc.)? What kind of house do you live in? Which numbers can you recognise on the doors of the houses? (Understanding the World and Maths)


Silly Symphony Three Little Pigs

Engineering for the Three Little Pigs

The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate the importance of rocks, soils and minerals in engineering and how using the right material for the right job ...

Nursery Rhyme of the Week (22.6.20)

The Three Little Pigs


W/C 15th June 


Task 1 – Listen to the story of The Three Little Pigs (below) and join in with the repeated refrains “Little Pig, little Pig, let me come in!” “Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin, I will not let you in!” “Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in!” (Literacy and Communication and Language)


Task 2 – Play the game what time is it Mr Wolf? (Physical Development)


Task 3 – Construct a house out of Duplo, Lego, Mega Blocks or Wooden Building Blocks.

(Expressive Arts and Design)



Additional Task – Watch Number blocks (below) - Three Little Pigs - Full Episode (Maths)


Don't forget to check on your 'Rot or Not' Experiment if you created a mini landfill two weeks ago? What has happened? Has anything changed? Or are some things exactly the same? 

The Three Little Pigs - Animated Fairy Tales for Children

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Numberblocks - Three Little Pigs | Learn to Count

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Baby Quiz Answers Revealed!!!

Well Done to everyone who had a go

Have a look to see if you were right.

If you didn't see it before half term try and guess before you move onto the answer.



The Rubbish Monster Thing continued...


W/C 8th June 


Task 1 – Watch Peppa Pig, Recycling (below) and talk about how you recycle as a family. Can you remember what goes in the bin with a blue lid? Green lid? Red lid? Brown or black lid? Can you help sort some items for your grown ups and put them in the correct bins? (Understanding the World, Communication and Language)


Task 2 – Learn the logo for recycling. Then play the logo quiz (below) with your family to see how many other logos you know! Did you know that logos help us with our early reading recognition? (Literacy)



Task 3 – Play the Shape Monster game or the Teddy Numbers game (below) to identify and match shapes and practise counting skills and recognising numbers OR do lots of counting objects and recognising numbers at home to keep developing and practising these skills. (Mathematics)


Additional Task – Do some flower printing using a plastic bottle or do some printing using a toilet roll tube. (Expressive Arts and Design)


Peppa Pig Full Episode recycling

Peppa Pig, Recycling full complete episode,

Logo Quiz! Guess the Logo! Test your Skills!

Have you ever realized how many logos are around us every day! Go in your cabinet right now and you will see everything has a logo or a brand!! I have been p...

Click the image below to play the Shape Monster Game! 


Click on the image below to play the Teddy Numbers Game!

The Rubbish Monster Thing


W/C 1st June 


Task 1 – Listen to the story of The Rubbish Monster Thing (below). Then think and talk about the different kinds of rubbish/things you throw away in the bin. (Literacy, Communication and Language)


Task 2 – Rot or Not Experiment! Choose a selection of items, such as; plastic bottle, sheet of newspaper, glass bottle, egg shell, cardboard carton, plastic carrier bag, empty can of pop, empty baked beans tin, an apple core etc and create a mini landfill by burying them together. Can you guess if the things you have buried will rot or not? In 2 weeks time you need to check to see what has happened and then again in 1 month. Can you talk about what has happened? Are there any changes?

(Communication and Language and Understanding the World)

Task 3 – Create a picture or an art wall by painting recycled materials (Expressive Arts and Design)


Additional Task – Watch ‘Come Outside’ Rubbish and see how milk bottles are made from recycled clear glass. (Understanding the World)


The Rubbish Monster Thing

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Come Outside - Rubbish

A green edition of the educational series for children. Auntie Mabel and Pippin the dog explore the world around - on the ground, under the ground and someti...

Nursery Rhyme of the Week (01.06.20)

Happy Half Term Everyone!


Hope you all have a fabulous week enjoying the sunshine! :) 


Love from the Nursery team xx


Hope you are enjoying the Baby quiz, there have been some fabulous guesses already.

Just wanted to let you know i will reveal the answers after half term so you have a few weeks to get your guesses in.

Keep smiling 

XX Mrs Parrwood XX

Hi everyone.


Here's a fun quiz for you to have a go at. Post your answers on lookatthiswork@gmail.com and those with the most correct will get a certificate when we are all back together again at school.

Have fun 

From Mrs Parrwood

It's OK to worry

Hi Nursery children. I have bought this book for my daughter and thought I would share it on your page as I think it helps to explain what it feels like in life right now, as lots of things are very different. I hope you are all having fun at home, I sure miss seeing you all having fun in the Nursery playground and in the woods with Whisper.

Enjoy the book and take care. Mrs Hastings xx

Pirates’ topic continued...

W/C 18th May – Portside Pirates


  • Task 1 – Listen, learn and join in with the song. (Expressive Arts and Design)



  • Task 2 – Play Shipwreck game; Learn and respond to the commands below. Call the commands faster to add more challenge. (Physical Development and Communication and Language)




  • Task 3 – Count Coins; Find the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them. Please remember to wash your hands afterwards if you’re handling coins or you can practice counting using any objects you wish! (Mathematics)



  • Additional task – Make a telescope (Expressive Arts and Design)



Port Side Pirates! | Barefoot Books Singalong

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Just Dance Kids 2014 A Pirate You Shall Be

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Aye me Hearties! We would have ended our Pirate topic in nursery with a good old party!

So feel free to dress up as a pirate with your hats, telescopes and treasure maps, play some pirate games, go on a treasure hunt, make the grown ups in your house walk the plank and tuck into some Fish and chips!!!

We hope you've enjoyed our learning and activities on this topic and look forward to seeing you soon! :) 



Nursery Rhyme of the Week (18.5.20)

Look who I found hiding in the bluebells!

The Bog Baby

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Whisper left this story for us hidden in the bluebells - I wonder if you can spot any Bog Babies in the bluebells near you?!

Pirates love underpants - Books Alive!

Books Alive! presents a reading of Claire Freedman and Ben Cort's hilarious addition to the Underpants series is full of pirates, sharks and treasure. You'll...

Pirates’ topic continued…


W/C 11th May – Pirates Love Underpants


  • Task 1 - Listen to the story and choose a character from the story to describe it using as many interesting words as you can! Here are some picture clues to help you… E.G He has a long dirty beard.  A colourful parrot sits on his shoulder.  (Literacy and Communication and Language)


  • Task 2 - Make a treasure map just like in the story and don’t forget to use a  X to mark the spot! (Physical Development and Expressive Arts and Design)

    • Dip the teabag into the water and smear it all over both sides of the white paper.
    • Let the paper dry and then use coloured pens to draw on your map.
    • Roll your map up into a scroll and use a strip of ribbon to put a bow around it.


  • Task 3 – Practice lots of counting, you can count pants like in the story or we would have used coins in nursery. Can you carefully count up to 6 items from a larger group? Find out how many are left? You can count claps, jumps or even steps to see how many it takes to ‘walk the plank’. (Mathematics)


  • Additional task – Freeze some treasure! How can you get the treasure out!? Maybe some treasure-excavating tools will help? Such as; salt, spray bottles with water, Calpol syringes with warm water and toothbrushes. Some fun treasures to freeze could include; coins, plastic animals, polished rocks. You can also freeze individual treasures in ice cubes for quicker treasure-hunting adventures. Using coloured water in spray bottles is fun too!

We hope you have fun doing these activities but please don't worry if you don't get chance to do them :) 

Nursery Rhyme of the Week (11.5.20)

Dance for VE Day!

Mrs Tompkins had entered Holly Hill into the English Heritage Dance for VE day competition...and we only went and won! 

The English Heritage was going to send 1940s-style dancers across the country 75 years after peace in Europe was first celebrated. Unfortunately this is unable to happen but they have arranged this instead...


English Heritage’s VE Day Commemorations on Friday 8th May!

Join in on Facebook or Twitter

12PM: Lindy Hop Dance Tutorial with Nancy Hitzig

3PM: Nation’s Toast

5PM: Dance for VE Day with Lindy Hop Dance Troupe and Band


Hope you're able to join in with the VE Day celebrations in any way that you can. I've also put some activities on the Distance Learning Page - general ideas and websites.


Mrs Tompkins x x 



Holly Hill Archives Question 7

Ahoy me hearties it’s time to learn about Pirates!!!  

W/C 4th May – 10 Little Pirates 


  • Task 1 - Listen to the story and see if you can join in with it…can you represent the amount of pirates in the story by showing that number on your fingers?  (Literacy, Communication and Language and Mathematics)


  • Task 2 - Learning about 1 less; do some counting backwards from 5 and 10 to start with. Then can you find 1 less from a group of up to 5 objects? After that see if you can find 1 less from a group of up to 10 objects? (Mathematics)


  • Task 3 – Floating and Sinking; Using objects such as; a coin, pencil, cotton wool ball, crayon, rubber band, wooden stick etc. Investigate to see what objects bob on the sea (water) like in the story or which objects sink to the bottom? You can do this activity in a tub of water, in the kitchen sink or even in the bath! To show your results you can have a go at drawing the object and putting a smiley face for float and a sad face for sink.  Perhaps you can talk about why some of the objects float and some of them sink?

        (Understanding the World, Communication and Language, Literacy and Expressive Arts and Design)



  • Additional Task – Play the Great Pirate (Swashbuckle) game on CBeebies. Captain Hey Ho, Cook and Line have taken all the jewels! Help Gem win her jewels back through lots of different challenges. (Understanding the World)


Captain's cookies

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Captains Cookies

How to make a newspaper pirate hat

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A pirates life for me. Meet our pet parrot Skip. Yes a real pirates parrot!

CBeebies Bedtime Stories Gemma Hunt Ten Little Pirates

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Click on the image below to play the game

Nursery Rhyme of the Week (4.5.20)

Happy Birthday Mrs Tompkins. With lots of love from all the Nursery Children xxxx

Starting Monday 27.04.20


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๐Ÿ’™ Ready for a weekend challenge Holly Hill?


๐Ÿ’™ We want to see your photos that represent the phrase “Happy is...”


๐Ÿ’™ It can be something making you happy now or something you’re looking forward to post lock down. It could be something or someone that makes you happy, your favourite place that makes you happy or a sign explaining what makes you happy.


๐Ÿ’™ You can be as creative as you like with your “Happy is...” photo, edit and add text if you want to


๐Ÿ’™When it’s done, we want you to send it to us at lookatthiswork@gmail.com


๐Ÿ’™We will then work our magic on it and see what we can create with everyone’s photos


๐Ÿ’™The deadline for photos to be sent is midnight on Sunday!


๐Ÿ’™By sending us your photo you are agreeing to us sharing it on the school website and social media


๐Ÿ’™Ready, steady, go!!!!


Love Mrs Steed xxx


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For a selection of websites to support with your child's learning, please find these on the distance learning - general ideas and websites link under the children heading. Thank you

We also use Griffin OT activities within school, please have a look each day for daily activities using the information below. - enjoy Mrs Warsop.

The Enormous Turnip

W/C 27th April - The Enormous Turnip continued (week 2)


  • Task 1 - Listen to the story again and remember to join in with the repeated refrains... "Heave-Ho! Heave-Ho! But they cannot pull it up!" Maybe have a large ball or space hopper which could be the Enormous Turnip? Have a go at acting out the story…maybe some of your family could come and help you pull the Enormous Turnip? (Literacy, Communication and Language and Personal Social Emotional Development)


  • Task 2 - Create a character from the story either by building it using different resources like Duplo or Lego or draw, colour/collage/ paint it or do a box model? Be as creative as you like! (Expressive Arts and Design)


  • Task 3 - Learn all the common 2D Shapes (circle, triangle, square & rectangle) and recognise them in your environment; Go on a shape hunt around your house/garden and see how many different shapes you can see? Have a go at talking about them using words such as; round, tall etc. E.G It has 3 sides, 3 corners (triangle). (Maths) Please also see below some tablet friendly - Shape Games. 


  • Additional Task - Make a turnip shape out of play dough by rolling it and then use a plastic knife and fork to cut it into small pieces. (Physical Development) 


Don’t forget to keep watering the seeds if you were able to plant some. Talk about the changes you can see/have noticed. (Understanding the World)


It's been lovely to see all the wonderful things you have been doing at home on Tapestry :)  


Tablet Friendly - Shape Games

Click on the image below to access the Shape Monster game.


Click on the image below to access the Shape Pattern game


W/C 20th April - The Enormous Turnip (week 1) 


  • Task 1 - Listen to the story and join in with the repeated refrains... "Heave-Ho! Heave-Ho! But they cannot pull it up!" (Literacy and Communication and Language)  



  • Task 2 - Find items in your home which are: small, big and bigger (size). Short, tall and taller (height). Short, long and longer (length). Can you put these items in order? (Mathematics)



  • Task 3 - Draw a large turnip, colour or paint it and then cut it out to practice your cutting skills - remember to hold the scissors safely,  put your thumb in one whole and the next two fingers in the other, hold the piece of paper steady in the other hand and open and close the scissors with your thumb positioned on top. Adult supervision and support will be needed. My three year old thinks that scissors are hedge cutters! (Physical Development and Expressive Arts and Design)



  • Additional Task - Help in the garden...plant seeds, water them and watch them grow just like in the story. 

         (Understanding the World and Personal, Social and Emotional Development)



The above activities cover all 7 Areas of Learning from our EYFS Curriculum and they can be done throughout the week. If you would like to upload all the lovely things you're doing at home to Tapestry we would love to see them! :)  

CLT English Green2_01.Story_The Enormous Turnip

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Story time - The Tiger who came to tea

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Nursery Rhyme of the Week (20.4.20)

Fine motor development | Playdough song | If you're happy and you know it

Dough Disco
This activity will help your child's fine motor development, getting them ready for writing.

Finger Aerobics

Try finger aerobic exercises to warm up the fingers before mark making or a writing task.

Phonics for 2 & 3 Year Olds? ๐Ÿค” | Phonics Phase 1

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Phonics Phase 1 Activities | Phonics for 2 & 3 Year Olds

โญ Find out all about Phase 1 Phonics here: https://youtu.be/8KZeQoYB-gI โญ Phonics Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDFqXo8hEdBFJw2FGdO4c3nqXke...

Happy Easter from us all at Nursery :) 

Story time Norman the slug with a silly shell

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What's in the box - sing along

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Mrs Tompkins - Going on a bear hunt.

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Story time - Dragon Stew

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Things to do around the house or in the garden

Nursery Rhyme of the Week (6.4.20)

Home Learning Activities

Nursery Rhyme of the Week (23.3.20)

Don’t forget to check out the sport page for daily active tasks (click the image below) and for lots of information from our sports leader who organises our competitions - they have found a way of doing these online๐Ÿ˜

Here are simple recipes using baking ingredients for play dough, paint and ice paint to create at home if you would like.



Story time - My Granny is a pirate

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Bedtime Story - The Gingerbread Man

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Time for a story - What's in the Witch's Kitchen

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Story Time with Mrs Tompkins - Keith The Cat With The Magic Hat

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The Hairy Toe - NOT a bedtime story

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Sorry, it had to be done ๐Ÿ˜Š

Class two at the zoo - story time

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