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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!

Spring 1 Week 5- Three Little Pigs 


The word of the week this week is Hard- explore beds and chairs at home that are hard and not hard. 


Our number focus is 3 - ask children to find 3 in different ways i.e. show 3 fingers/ put three spoons on the table/ jump 3 times. 

Spring 1 Week 4 - Goldilocks

Spring 1 Week 3- The Gingerbread man

Spring 1 week 2 - Lost and Found

Spring 1 Week 1 


This week we have been learning all about Winter. You can help your child learn about the seasons by noticing and commenting on what the world around them looks like. Share with your child how the days are shorter now, as it gets dark earlier. Talk about the weather and how the winter is often cold. Encourage your child to care for themselves by asking what they think they should wear in winter and why. 

Autumn 2 week 7

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!)

Autumn 2 week 6

Concept of the week - Shiny


We have loved decorating the Nursery with shiny baubles, stars and lights. What can you find Shiny in your house or while walking to school?


Cutting Skills

This week the children have been busy making Christmas lists for Santa by cutting around the toys they like in Argos catalogues. Many of the children are finding this skill tricky and could do with practicing it at home too. If you do have child safe scissors please encourage your child to hold the scissors with one hand, inserting on thumb and finger and show them how to make snip snips in the edge of a piece of paper. If you do not have child scissors you can build up the muscles they need for this skill by encouraging them to play finger games - can they 'quack like a duck with both hands?', 'can they put their little finger and their thumb together?,' can they show 1, 2 or 3 fingers while singing a number rhyme. 

Autumn 2 week 5 

Concept of the week - Long


This week we have been comparing the length of things and looking for sticks that are long and not long in the playground. Please continue this learning at home by comparing items around your house, i.e. Mommy is wearing a long dress.  This finger is long.  It is a long walk to Granny's house.


In Maths this week we have been touch counting up to 5 and beyond. Ask your child to count out different items - such as when setting the table We need 4 forks. We need 5 plates and one spoon. Or when creating arty work - can you give your alien 6 eyes? 


When counting with your child ensure that they say one number name for each item and they only count each item once. 


Autumn 2 week 4

Concept of the week - Night


This week's key word is Night. Together you could try these activities to support our new vocabulary

  • Look at how the day slowly changes to nighttime and discuss the changes they see (i.e. it becomes darker, the stars and moon appear, we can no longer see the sun).
  • Talk about what things we do at nighttime and how they differ to the things we do in the day. 
  • Role play putting baby dolls or teddies to bed because it is night-time. 





This week we have also been looking at Subsidising - this is where you recognise a small amount with out having to count them.


Subsidising is an innate ability, but it can get forgotten in young children.  You can help your child to keep and extend this skill but playing simple games with small amounts of objects- for example could throw up to 4 balls in to a hoop and ask your child how many went in the hoop and how many did not - can they tell you without having to count them. 


Looking at spots on a dice or domino is also good for this. Can they find the domino with 3 spots without counting?

Autumn 2 week 3 

Concept of the week - Hungry 


Our special word this week is 'hungry'. We have looked at how the all the animals were very hungry in the story The Gruffalo and we made the Gruffalo some special cakes to fill his belly.


Try to include your child in a cooking activity this week (maybe they could help to wash the vegetables, stir the soup or lay the table) and talk about how the foods we eat fill us up, so we are not hungry.


We would love to see your child helping in the kitchen so please up-load any photos to Tapestry.

Week - 31st October 2022

The Number 3 


Our number of the week is number 3. Please talk to your child about this number. Look out for the number 3 on houses, buses etc.... Count out 3 pieces of fruit, count out 3 coins or buttons, encourage your child to touch and count saying the numbers in order. Can you spot groups of three on your walks (3 lights on the traffic lights, 3 birds in a tree). 


Make a butterfly three - fold a piece of paper in half and ask your child to draw the wings for one side of the butterfly like a number 3. Say over a wing and under a wing. Cut around the number 3 outline and open it up to make a butterfly.