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Welcome to Ripley Nursery School ‘home learning page’.


This page is all about ways we can support our children whilst self-isolating or working from home.


Here you will find activities for you and your child/ children to enjoy at home. We will provide a home learning map on a weekly basis, this will be linked to one of our favourite stories in nursery. We will include activities linked to all areas of learning and provide a variety of ideas. We will include a link on our learning maps to enable you to watch the story at home if you do not have access to the book.


You will also find links to useful websites with interactive games and educational resources below. In addition to this, two activities per week will be going out via the school app for you to enjoy.  

Home Learning w/c 05/07/2021

Home Learning w/c 01/03/2021

Home Learning w/c 22/02/2021

Enter the following link to take you to a YouTube video of Nicola playing the bake a cake game.

Big Garden Bird Watch

What will you see?

Join the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch on 29 - 31 January 2021. You can print of the form above and send into the RSPB or enter your results online.

Home Learning - 25/01/2020

Follow the link below to watch Helen, Nicola and Claire go on a Bear Hunt!

Home Learning - 20/01/2021

Make your own Gingerbread Man!




  • 350 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 100 g butter
  • 175 g light muscovado sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 large egg


For the decoration

  • 250g icing sugar
  • smarties, jelly tots etc




  • Pre-heat the oven to 190C / 170C fan.

  • Line 3 baking sheets with greaseproof paper.

  • Measure the flour, and add it to a large mixing bowl.

  • Weigh the butter then chop it up into a few pieces before adding it to the flour. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

  • Measure the sugar then stir it into the flour mixture with the bicarbonate of soda and ginger. Add the golden syrup.

  • Crack the egg into a separate bowl then add it to the flour.

  • Mix everything together until you have a smooth dough.

  • The recipe makes quite a lot so, if you need to, divide the dough in half then roll out one half on to a lightly floured work surface until its about 5mm thick.

  • Cut out your ginger bread men using a cutter or use any other shapes you have to hand. Place them on your baking tray.

  • Gather up any scraps and roll out again. Repeat with the remaining dough.

  • Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until they become a slightly darker shade. If your shapes are smaller, check them after 7-8 minutes. Cool slightly then lift on to a wire rack to cool.

  • You can enjoy the ginger bread biscuits as they are or add some icing decorations.

You can find videos to run alongside this weeks home learning on our YouTube channel by following the links below (copy and paste the text into your search engine);

Helen from Squirrels class telling the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Helen from Squirrels class singing the Goldilocks song.

Owl Babies Story

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Owl babies story time with Paula

Home Learning - 07/01/21

Home Learning 09/12/2020

Home Learning 1 - 10/11/2020

Summer Activities for Children - Amber Valley Borough Council

Phonics Activity

100 things to do indoors

Simple Outdoor Activities for Children

Home Learning - Useful Websites

Explaining Coronavirus to Children- A child friendly tool