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Please find some links below that might be useful to you while you are playing and learning at home.  These will be updated regularly so please check back if you are looking for new ideas.

Bee - Natures Tiny Miracle

Bee read by Ruth Bennett

Listen to the story, Bee: Nature's Tiny Miracle by Patricia Hegarty and Britta Tekentrup

Find out about the life-cycle of a bee

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle


This week we have been reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We have been exploring shapes and patterns in maths and looking at all the delicious foods the caterpillar ate. We have also been finding out about the life-cycle of a butterfly. Please have a look at some ideas you can use at home. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats...and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry ...

Home Learning Challenges for The Very Hungry Caterpillar

What the Ladybird Heard

What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson.

While We Can't Hug

Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch. They know lots of ways to show that they care.

Some lovely ideas for activities to try at home.



Thank you children and families for staying at home to help the NHS and to help keep everyone safe and healthy. The children really are Albany All Star Super Heroes!


We have some more ideas for things to try at home, it is really important you understand that this is not compulsory. We appreciate how challenging this situation can be for families and we believe the most important thing right now is for children to feel happy, safe and loved.Their emotional well-being is very important and is the foundation for learning and growing. So spend time together sharing stories, singing songs, playing games and where you can enjoy the sunny weather. 





Super hero craft ideas to try.

The Easter Story Read by Mrs Jackson

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Story Time With Mrs Jackson

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Today's story is about a brave little mouse, and a terrifying creature with knobbly knees, turned out toes and a poisonous wart on the end of his nose. Can you guess the title of the story? Don't forget to join in with parts that you know!

Story Time With Mrs Jackson.

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One of our favorite stories! Aliens Love Underpants!

Story Time With Mrs Jackson

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Our story is about three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill. Can you guess the story?

Early Learning Goals for Parents

Activities to Try at Home

Activities and Ideas to Try at Home