Underwood West Academy

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Newcastle Street Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 3LF

Main contact: Mrs M James bursar@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk

01270 260580

Underwood West Academy

Inspiring Exciting Futures

Learning at Home

The Pirate Ship Nurture group


Welcome to the Nurture group page.


Dear parent/carer,

We hope that you and your families are all keeping safe and well at home.

If your child is not attending the Nurture group due to schools having to close to the majority of children, it is important that your child continues their learning from home through their Microsoft Teams account.

Using Teams, your child will receive a combination of ‘live meets, chats and learning sessions’ with nurture group staff, some videos, some presentations and some independent tasks.       

Each week there will be: 

  • A daily maths session
  • A daily literacy session
  • A daily shared reading session with the teacher.
  • A weekly science session
  • Afternoon sessions that will include our Nurture group curriculum
  • A weekly PSHE session

The children in the Nurture group have all had some experience of using Microsoft Teams already and they have all been given a username and password which you should find in their reading diaries. To access the learning, they will have had to have downloaded the Teams app to their device and used their username and password to log in. Once in the app, they will see they have been made part of one of two teams:

Within their team, if they look at the calendar, they will see the ‘live meetings’ they have been invited to. To join, they will click on join meeting. If you do have any probelms, please contact us at teachers@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk 

using your child's name and nurture group as the subject matter. 

These arrangements have been put into place to ensure that your child has access to an appropriate and good quality education.   

We would appreciate your support in encouraging your child to engage in these home learning sessions but if you have any problems, please contact Mrs Bateman by contacting school or by sending a message in Teams; nurture group staff will be available between the hours of 8.30 am and 3.15pm. If you can’t contact us within these hours, we will respond to queries the following working day.


If your child is unwell and is unable to attend remote learning sessions, please inform the school office on 01270 260580 by no later than 8:30am, or as soon as possible should your child become unwell during the school day.


We hope that you stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing all the children back at school and hopefully soon. 

Many thanks and best wishes from all of the Nurture group team. 

Mrs Bateman, Miss Hand, Mrs Moss, Miss Chadwick, Miss Capewell and Miss Clare.


Hopefully you will find the activities here useful and informative and allow you to continue your learning from home. Have fun and good luck!


Timetable for remote learning for the nurture group:

9:00 - 10:00: Meet and greet. Followed by a live maths lesson including times tables practice and quiz. Plus a maths assignment to be completed.

Live times: 9:00 - 9:30  then 9:50 - 10:00


11:00 - 12:00: Reading and comprehension with time to learn Common Exception words, SPAG session, followed by a live literacy lesson and an assignment to be completed.

Live times: 11:00 - 11:30 then 11:50 - 12:00


1:00 - 2:00: Welcome back. Afternoon lesson which will include some live teaching, an assignment to be completed and a review of the day's activities/learning and a goodbye.

Live times: 1:00 - 1:15  then 1:50 - 2:00


Week beginning 25.01.21

Please see the timetable above outlining the schedule for the week.

Literacy - poetry - 'The Star'. Guided and shared reading task.

Planning and writing a poem in the style of 'The Star'.

Maths - subtracting

Science - Space - Oak National Academy


RE – Continuation of Learning about Islam. The 5 pillars of Islam.

PSHE – Our World

PE - Supermovers and Joe Wicks




Week beginning 18.1.21

Please see the timetable above outlining the schedule for the week.

Literacy – poetry - ‘The Star’. Guided and shared reading task.

Identifying features of a poem.  SPAG - Amazing alliteration and rhymimg words.

Maths – addition

Science – Space – Oak National Academy


RE – Learning about Islam. The 5 pillars of Islam.

PSHE – Our World


Chester Zoo have uploaded a virtual zoo tour on their website.

They have split this into 6 days and they've visited a range of enclosures around the zoo, discussing the animals whilst they are there.

It might be nice for you to look at this in your own time. Enjoy!



 Below are useful links to websites which can help your child with their learning. 

It is very important that your child reads, everyday. Your child can read lots of different books and have stories read to them on the website below. 


Username: mrsbateman
Password: reading

You can log in using this username and password by clicking on the 'My class login' button on the Oxford Owl site.


For literacy and numeracy 







www.topmarks.co.uk - have lots of games to play to help you with your learning.

www.national.academy - Oak National Academy. Free video lessons, resources and activities. 

www.theschoolrun - a website to help parents and children.


Parents - the websites below can help you in supporting and talking to your child about their well-being.