Greenkeepers Rd, Great Denham, MK40 4GG


Great Denham Primary

Inspiring excellence; everyone, everyday



Welcome to our Nursery! Here you will find out all about what we will be learning this year. Our Nursery teacher is Mr Hay. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to him on the door or email


The Maths Curriculum in Nursery

Click here to see the overview of the maths curriculum for nursery.



Curriculum Maps 2023 - 2024:

Nursery Summer Term 2024 Curriculum Map

Nursery Termly Newsletters

Click on the links below to read the termly newsletter for Nursery. This will give you all the key dates and an overview of all of the exciting learning that will be taking place that term!


Summer 24 Term newsletter


Take Home Tasks and homework

As well as your child's weekly homework there is a take home task to complete each term linked to their project. Click on the links below to view each term's take home tasks. 

Nursery Summer Term Take Home Tasks



Things you can do at home if you are off school or would like some additional work:




Why not look at the website below where you can access reading books online for you to read with your child? 

Oxford Owl Books for 3 - 4 year olds. 


Understanding the world 

  • Blowing bubbles  
  • Make bread or pizzas for the family to share  
  • Read information books on frogs and chicks  
  • Hunt for bugs in the garden 
  • Use Nature Detectives for lots of exciting activities to do at home: naturedetectives/  
  • Planting seeds such as cress – and watching them grow  
  • Look at science experiments for Early Years‐years‐ science‐activities‐eyfs/  
  • Observe the weather each day and make a weather chart  
  • Make a family tree – who is in your family  
  • Freeze small toys in ice – and work out how to get them out of the ice  
  • Make a rainbow of skittles sweets around the edge of a small plate – add warm water and watch a rainbow appear.  
  • Look for different sorts of ICT in your home eg, microwave, remote control, phone etc
  • Feed the birds in the garden and keep a tally of which birds visit your garden
  • Make seed bombs by mixing seeds with clay to make a small ball. Dry them out and wrap to give as presents. Make a label to attach. 

Expressive Art and Design  

  • Dancing to music – use scarves  
  • Sing familiar nursery rhymes - Mr Tumble has some he can help you with:
  • Make shakers with pasta or rice in pots  
  • Make your own paint with shaving foam or coloured ice  
  • Make props for your favourite story and act it out together

Personal, Social and Emotional Development  

Chop the vegetables for dinner together  

Give your children the responsibility to help with household chores.  

Look at Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube and join in together  

Sharing a family meal and talk about your day. 


Physical Development  

Threading pasta on to wool or string  

Water play in the bath – scooping, pouring and measuring  

Design a treasure hunt around the house  

Junk modelling  

Make playdough 

Musical movement games – like musical statues  

Lego and block play. 

Make a sensory tray with shaving foam, soap, jelly etc  

Painting with water in the garden  

Building dens and tunnels with blankets and under the kitchen table  

Watch episodes of ‘Come Outside’ on YouTube 


Communication and Language  

Storytelling with homemade puppets – use old socks, lolly stick and straws  

Singing nursery rhymes and action songs, such as Simon Says  

Make music with saucepans and pots  

Play guessing games – such as think of an animal and model giving clues to help your child guess the animal  

Play board games Learn to sign the Makaton Sign of the Week



Pairing socks  

Playing Snakes and Ladders 

Bigger and Smaller games – using Goldilocks  

Add numbers to pegs and the help your child to order them  

Measuring ingredients to cook/ help make dinner  

Sing number songs, such as 5 currant buns or try CBeebies

Sorting toys by colour or shape  

Sorting coins  

Build train tracks in different shapes 

Build towers from blocks – how many blocks did you use? Can you use the same blocks to build a different tower?  

Make a bowling game with toilet rolls 



Share storybooks and talk about what is happening on each page  

Play lotto games – matching pictures  

Sing Jolly Phonics songs 


Hide an object in a ‘mystery bag’ and give clues to what might be inside  

Tap out syllables to break up your name on musical instruments

Phonics play (use the sounds write link)