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Dubmire Primary Academy

Proud to be part of the Aim High Academy Trust

Dubmire Primary Academy

Hello and welcome to Nursery

Happy last day everyone!


Children in nursery learn through exciting and engaging activities, which are planned to motivate and inspire young learners through their own interests and enjoyments.

We believe children learn quickly and animatedly when they are able to follow their own joys and passions. We encourage our children to be independent learners and to believe in themselves and each other.

 Class Dojo can be used to communicate with parents during school time. 

How to access Class Dojo

 Friday 17th July.pdfDownload
 Thursday 16th July.pdfDownload
 Wednesday 15th July.pdfDownload
 Tuesday 14th July.pdfDownload
 All About Bears.ppsDownload
 Monday 13th July.pdfDownload
 Friday 10th July.pdfDownload
 Thursday 9th July.pdfDownload
 Wednesday 8th July.pdfDownload
 Tuesday 7th July.pdfDownload
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Play dough Recipe:

Play dough is used to develop your child's fine motor skill. This will support their growing control when using mark making tools correctly in a fun and exciting way. You can use everyday kitchen equipment to create patterns, cutter and rollers.  Here is a recipe to create your own play dough at home;

  1. 2 cups plain flour
  2. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (baby oil and coconut oil work too)
  3. 1/2 cup salt.
  4. 2 tablespoons cream of tartar.
  5. 1.5 cups boiling water (adding more if needed)
  6. gel food colouring
  7. You can add a few drops of essences (orange, vanilla, lavender, ginger etc) for extra fun.

This can be stored in an air tight container in the fridge. We combine the dry ingredients first and then liquids before mixing altogether.

Science Week March 2020

Making and exploring Jelly, will it Float or Sink and Bath Bomb fizz crazy. 

Nursery's Caterpillars

Even if we are not in nursery all together we can still share the life of our caterpillars.

Each day we can observe how much they grow.

Day 1 18.4.20 They are smaller then a grain of rice.  

Our caterpillars have had a big growth and one has crawled to the top. They like to find somewhere high and safe to turn into a cocoon. 

Day 11 - can you spy the small black patch above the caterpillar? This is old skin as they grows bigger they will shed its old skin and emerge with its new body.

Day 12 - Our caterpillars are growing fast. They are becoming more hairy and making fine webs around themselves. They are still munching lots too. 

Day 13 - our very big caterpillars.

Day 14 & 15


Remember to read lots

of stories and

sing songs.

Twinkl have lots of eBooks you can download.


 The Three Little Pigs.pptDownload
 The best dress ever.pdfDownload
 What am I?.ppsDownload
 Golidilocks and the Three Bears.pptxDownload
 Brendas Boring Egg.pdfDownload
 Saving Easter
 The Cautious Caterpillar Story.exeDownload
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Volcano eruptions and more bath bomb fizz. Our friends from Day Care came to watch the Volcano explosion.

Name writing 

 What's your name.jpgDownload
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The Caterpillar:

· A Caterpillar is born with six eyes, a mouth, six functional legs on its thorax a (portion of the body between the head and the abdomen) and four pairs of prolegs that are not jointed but serve as balance points for the body.

· A Caterpillar spends its life eating; as it grows bigger it will shed its old skin and emerge with its new body.

· To keep itself attached to leaves, a caterpillar will spin a silk thread.

· After two weeks of being a caterpillar, it then attaches itself with silk and hangs upside down on a leaf.

· After twenty-four hours the caterpillar’s skin will split exposing the pupa.

Day 16 - all caterpillar have moved to the top, maybe they are finally ready to turn into cocoons. 

Day 17 - still caterpillars, the one the top has been wiggling around all morning upside down. 

Day 18

Day 19 - one caterpillar as being hanging in a "j" shape all night, it will moult one last time and make the cocoon around itself. 

Songs and Rhymes

 1,2,3,4,5, Once I Caught a Fish Alive IKEA Tolsby Frame.pdfDownload
 Baa Baa Black Sheep Nursery Rhyme IKEA Tolsby Frame.pdfDownload
 Boys and Girls Come out to Play Nursery Rhyme IKEA Tolsby Frame.pdfDownload
 Dingle Dangle Scarecrow Nursery Rhyme IKEA Tolsby Frame.pdfDownload
 Doctor Foster Nursery Rhyme IKEA Tolsby Frame.pdfDownload
 Five Little Ducks Nursery Rhyme IKEA Tolsby Frame.pdfDownload
 Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer Nursery Rhyme IKEA Tolsby Frame.pdfDownload
 Goosey Goosey Gander Nursery Rhyme IKEA Tolsby Frame.pdfDownload
 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Nursery Rhyme IKEA Tolsby Frame.pdfDownload
 Hey Diddle Diddle Nursery Rhyme IKEA Tolsby Frame.pdfDownload
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 the sun cream song.pdfDownload
 summers here song.pdfDownload
 summer playing song.pdfDownload
 summer in the garden song.pdfDownload
 summer clothes song.pdfDownload
 Summer in the garden.ppsDownload
 2. 1-10 Super Song.mp3Download
 1. Ten Tall Fingers Song.mp3Download
 6. Pirate Ship Song.pdfDownload
 5. Five Little Ducks Song.pdfDownload
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 cvc picture cards.pdfDownload
 I spy initial sounds.pdfDownload
 I Spy.pdfDownload
 rhyming words powerpoint.pptxDownload
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Spring is here, talk to your child about what changes can they see happening in the world around us. 

Allow your child time to discuss and identify any 'spring time' animals or plants. 

We have been busy bird watching in our nursery garden. You could make your own pair of binoculars to look out of your window and identify any birds.

'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' By Eric Carl

Lets keep moving with the ....

You can access videos via 'YouTube' or albums on 'Spotify' 

Singing, dancing and movement can not only keep us happy and healthy but help to improve our gross motor movements which helps our fine motor movements. 

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Eat an apple, plant a seed 

A little seed for you to sow,
A little soil to make me grow,
A little hole, a little pat,
A little wish and that is that,
A little sun, a little shower,
A little while -
And then, watch me grow

Watch your seed grow, help your child to measure and share a photo with us!

Lets fill our Nursery Garden with trees.

Maths Ideas

 The Three Little Pigs Counting Sheet.pdfDownload
 I Spy at the seaside.pdfDownload
 1-2-3-4-5 Once I Caught A Fish.ppsDownload
 5. Pirate Ship Counting Song.pptxDownload
 Pirate crew song.pptxDownload
 Zog Dragon counting.pdfDownload
 I Spy Pirate counting.pdfDownload
 Nursery Rhymes I Spy and Count.pdfDownload
 Nursery Rhymes I Spy and Count Checklist and Answers.pdfDownload
 Minibeast Estimation Poster A4.pdfDownload
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The Cocoon:

· After the cocoon is exposed to air for about an hour it hardens.

· It is bronze in colour and hangs with no movement for one week.

· Inside the cocoon the caterpillar is changing its body into a butterfly; this process is called metamorphosis.

Painted Lady Butterfly:

· After the cocoon hangs for one week, it splits open and a butterfly emerges.

· The butterfly will hang on the leaf for about an hour while its wings straighten out.

· A butterfly has a head, thorax, abdomen and four wings. It also has six legs, however, only four of them are actually are used.

· The butterfly also has two eyes made up of 10,000 lenses.

· The butterfly’s tongue is known as a proboscis. It is used to drink nectar.

· A butterfly can also hear with its two antennae attached to its head.

· A butterfly tastes through its feet and breaths through the side of its body.

We have cocoons!

On Friday day 19 the first caterpillar made itself into a cocoon, then over the weekend the other 3 changed too.

First Butterfly ...

Bye Bye Butterflies