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Home Learning at The Oaks Nursery


To help your child consolidate their learning we will be suggesting tasks, activities and fun experiences for you to have a go at together at home.


Please look at this page each week to find new ideas.


If you would like to send in photos or videos of any of the home learning, please either add them to your child's Tapestry or email them to


We would love to see them!

The numbers to 3


The numbers 1, 2 and 3 are important to young children. Your child may know if they are 2 or 3 years old. Encourage your child to show 1, 2 or 3 fingers and count up to 3. Can they recognise that they have 2 hands and feet without the need to count? Ask your child to count out 2 or 3 spoons for the table. 


All about me!


This half term we have been thinking all about ourselves and what makes us special. We have been thinking about the features of our face and counting 2 eyes, one nose, 2 ears.  

We have been making faces with different materials and mixing paint to make the colour of our skin, eyes and hair.


Talking about people at home and noticing differences between people will help your child to recognise how unique they are. Help your child to draw the people in your house and comment on what makes them special - 'you have blue eyes like daddy', 'mummy is bigger than you'. 

Merry Christmas 

Concept of the week - Christmas 


We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas break.


Santa has told me he is sending a very special card how this week to say thank you for all the lovely letters he received from Nursery. He has included a special holiday recipe to make his favourite Gingerbread biscuits.


Over the holiday please do have a go at making these with your child. Talk about process to introduce your child to knew words (stir, mix, smooth, roll) and show the children how scales are used to weigh out and measure the ingredients.

If you do make some please take photos and add them to your Tapestry account (along with any other lovely things you get up to!)



As the nights draw in, it's good to talk to your child about how the world around them seems to change at nighttime. Look out for the animals that we see in the dark, which ones can we not see now? Why? Where did they go? Look at the lights on the cars? Why are they on? What type of things can we do in the dark? (see the stars, see the moon, use a touch, look out for fireworks, go to sleep).


What special things do your family do at this time of year? Perhaps you are thinking about special lights on your house to help cheer up the neighbourhood, perhaps you light special candles or eat special foods to warm you up on the long dark evenings?


We would love to see your family traditions. Please share them with us through Tapestry!



This half term in Acorns room, we have been focusing on our 5 senses. We have been smelling, feeling, looking, hearing and tasting a variety of items and identifying the body parts that help us to explore the world around us.


Next time you are on a walk, making dinner or playing, talk to your child about what they can hear, see, taste, smell and feel. Model verbal sentences to them that talk about senses. 'I can hear a dog barking in the park'. 'I like the taste of chocolate; it is sweet on my tongue.' 'It's cold today, I can feel the wind on my cheek'.