Squirrels Nursery 2019 - 2020

Mrs D'Albert Dodd

Mrs Edwards

Mrs Heath

UPDATE:  25/3/20     Ten Town Number website available for Parent/Child Access 

This is a website which we use regularly in school to support mathematics.  We would recommend that you use it to support your child's learning at home.


In light of the current situation, Ten Town are pleased to be able to offer free home access to all schools and nurseries using Ten Town. This will run until the end of the summer term. 
It’s also worth checking out our facebook page: facebook.com/tentownnumbers and our twitter account: @ten_town as we’ll try and include some extra activities and challenges here. 
Signing In: To log in to Ten Town first go to www.tentown.co.uk 
Then click on "Sign into Ten Town here" 
You then have two options - "parent sign in" and "child sign in" 
Please email Mrs d’Albert Dodd for your child’s login (sdalbertdodd@tattenhallpark.cheshire.sch.uk)
The username and password  are case sensitive.  
The "parent sign in" takes you to the admin part of the site. Here you can print out a selection of activity sheets. There are various tracing, colouring and activity sheets for numbers 0 to 10. There are also over 300 printable activity sheets for numbers 10 to 20. 
The "child sign in" takes you to the online activities. Select either "0 to 10" or "10 to 20" and then just click on your child's icon. 
Help videos: (a link to these videos can also be found at the footer of our home page) “How to make the number 10 appear on the Ten Town map” Tia Ten doesn’t appear on the interactive map to begin with. This video explains what to do… www.tentown.co.uk/about/help4.php 
“How to unlock numbers 11 to 20” Numbers 11 to 20 are locked to begin with. This video will explain how to unlock them… www.tentown.co.uk/about/help6.php 
User Guide: There is also a user guide available. To view or print this out, login as a "parent" and select the "Printable Activity Sheets" option. Then select the "General" and the "Getting Started" option.  Then click on "Getting started for parents through school".  
If you have any problems using the site please contact us on 0345 474 1232 weekdays 9am to 5pm. Or by email on info@tentown.co.uk every day until 9pm. 
iPad compatibility: Ten Town was designed primarily to be used on PCs and laptops but nearly all the content on the site is now iPad compatible. There are three games that aren’t: Zero Pond: The Big Clean Up, Freddie Four's Desert Island Adventure and Ten Town Bingo. These will be available to play on iPads when we release our new App later in the year.   

Nursery plan for possible school closure Spring 2020

Please find our possible school closure plan (see below under files to download).  This is only guidance.  We would encourage you to spend valuable time with your child, playing and sharing in their learning whether it be from these ideas or your own which will support their learning at home.

Young children love to be outside.  By just providing – cardboard boxes, drapes, paintbrushes and water, a bucket of water, chalks, paper….you will be amazed at how creative your child can be and what learning opportunities will take place. If you play alongside your child and support their learning by talking and asking questions, this will help to extend their learning. 

Enjoy this precious time together.  We look forward to hearing what you and your child/ren all get up to!  Please feel free to email us if you require further information (sdalbertdodd@tattenhallpark.cheshire.sch.uk / eedwards@tattenhallpark.cheshire.sch.uk). If you copy us both in we will both have seen it. We would also like you to celebrate what you have been doing with your child/ren by uploading photos to the Tapestry website (details were sent home with your child or will be posted on 20/3/20).  These can then be added to the child/rens learning journey.
Every morning Mrs d’Albert Dodd/Mrs Edwards will upload suggestions which you can do with your child/ren on the website.  You will need to login to the student tab which is under the main photo on the homepage using the login details which we gave you week commencing 16/3/20. For those parents who did not receive their logins, we will be posting these out to you on Friday (20/3/20).


Mrs d’Albert Dodd, Mrs Edwards and Mrs Heath

 Welcome to Squirrels Nursery 2019-2020. 

We are a happy class of enthusiastic children taught by Mrs Edwards and Mrs d'Albert Dodd and supported by teaching assistant Mrs Heath. In class we like to be busy, exploring, playing and finding out about things. We update our blog items throughout the year so that you find out what we have been doing.

What to expect and when

This document is a useful read to find out more about early years education.
Click on link - http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/.../what-to-expect-when-a-parents-guide/

School Readiness
We have added this document to our website so that it helps you prepare your child for starting school. We are very happy to talk to you if you have any questions or concerns. Please feel free to speak to any member of the EYFS team

Useful Websites

https://tapestryjournal.com/  A link to access your child's online Learning Journey.

https://www.twinkl.com/offer Lots of great resources to help with home learning.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks  Snappy animation and loveable characters combine with engaging story lines to gently introduce concepts of number to support early mathematical understanding.

https://www.tentown.co.uk/sign_in.php Ten Town is the unique early years numeracy scheme designed to improve number recognition and formation.

Use your personal logins found on Tapestry 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Supports phonics within the classroom in a fun and informative manner.

All areas free to use with the Username: march20     Password: home

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/tattenhall- personallogins have been added to Tapestry

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks Teaches children to use the pure sounds that we use in phonics.  It also shows the use of segmenting and blending.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?AgeGroup=1 A range of games to support most areas of the curriculum.

https://www.busythings.co.uk/ A range of acitivities designed to support the EYFS curriculum.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Interactive books and reading activites to share with your child.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html Lots of maths and literacy games.

Useful Apps

Pocket Phonics: a super resource for teaching letters and sounds including reading, writing and spelling.

Twinkl Phonics: great for letters and sounds, alphabet work, high frequency words and letter formation.

Doodle Buddy: a paint app which helps develop hand eye coordination. 

Bee Bot: an app which helps improve directional language (forwards, backwards, left right etc.)

Quick Math Jr: a maths app which helps with number work and shapes.

Toca Doctor: an app which helps the children learn about their body and helps with problems solving skills.

Collins Big Cat: a range of stories which you can download onto your tablets.

Scratch Jr: an  app designed for children to develop simple coding skills




Files to Download

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Our Aims

For children:

  • Experience a broad and exciting curriculum that fosters creativity, independence, a passion and enjoyment for learning that continues throughout their lives.
  • Learn to value and respect themselves and others as individuals with equal rights and responsibilities.
  • Be given a strong foundation in their ethical and spiritual life to prepare them to be active and responsible citizens.
  • Be inspired by the environment in which they live and learn and to become stewards of it.
  • Be fit and healthy in body, mind and spirit and understand how to make good choices to keep safe and healthy.
  • Believe in their own abilities to develop resilience and a determination to achieve their potential.

Tattenhall Park Primary School, Chester Road, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9AH

Tel: 01244 981260 | Email: admin@tattenhallpark.cheshire.sch.uk