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Activities 8

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Friend and friendships

We understand that not all of our children will be returning to nursery in June and we know that your children may be missing some of their friends.  Not all children forms friendship straight away but they may be missing the social interactions they will have had with other children whilst playing alongside them, or in turn taking or during group time sessions. 

Talk to them about the friendships that they had when they were in nursery or the children that they like in nursery.  Ask them ‘How were you a good friend?’, ‘What did you do to be a good friend?’, ‘Why was (friend’s name) a good friend?

Get your child to start the sentence with:  ‘I’m a good friend because…’ Be looking for responses that include: share, kind, play with, help, take turns with.

Draw a picture for a friend

Ask your child if they want to draw a picture for a friend at nursery?  Once it is drawn ask them what they want to say to their friend and then you write it down.  Give your child the opportunity to have a go at writing first (even if it is just scribble praise them for having a go).  Once the picture is finished put it in an envelope and post it to us.  Let us know which child it is for and we will pass it on. Our address is:

Flatts Nursery School and Day-care

Ashworth Green


West Yorkshire

WF13 2SU.

If you wish to email the picture you can -


Communication and Language


Nursey Rhymes

Singing nursery rhymes not only helps to teach your child new vocabulary and rhyming words but it also teaches them to use expressions in the most enjoyable way.  Over the previous weeks we have been selecting a ‘Rhyme of the week’ for you with links for you to go to if you were unsure of the tune. Here are a few more traditional nursery rhymes for you to sing.



Twinkle, twinkle little star

Twinkle, twinkle little star.               
How I wonder what you are?
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky.                 
Twinkle, twinkle little star 


Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall.                                                             
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.                                                                     
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.


Incy wincy spider

Incy wincy spider climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain.
So Incy wincy spider climbed up the spout again!


 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

One two three four five                           
Once I caught a fish alive.
Six seven eight nine ten
Then I let him go again!
Why did you let him go?
Because he bit my finger so!
Which finger did he bite?
This little finger on my right!

If you are singing a rhyme that you child knows really well why don’t you try to catch them out by changing the last word of the rhyme to something else? It is so much fun! For example:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty together banana!

Look at the surprise in your child’s face and watch them laugh!  Let them have ago at changing the rhyming word at the end.


Physical Development

Musical Ships

You will need some music and a few hoops but if you do not have any hoops you can use anything as markers such as cushions.

Place the hoops or markers around the room.  Play the music and let them dance around the room.  When the music stops you shout out ‘ship’ or ‘swim’.  If it is ‘ship’ they have to find a hoop and stand in it or stand next to a marker.  If it is ‘swim’ they have to stay where they are and lie on the floor and pretend to swim.  See if you can catch them out.  Swap around and ask them to call out ‘ship’ or ‘swim’.

Rhyme of the week


Row, row, row your boat

Row, row, row your boat

Gently down the stream

Merrily, merrily, merrily

Life is but a dream.    


Row, row, row your boat

Gently down the stream

Merrily, merrily, merrily

Life is but a dream



Flatts Nursery School

Ashworth Green, Dewsbury, WF13 2SU

01924 456771