Mrs B’s Book Club: Shark in the Park!

Welcome back to another day of Mrs B’s Book Club! Today we have Lillie’s request, ‘Shark in the Park’. I just love Nick Sharratt’s books but especially his illustrations!

How GLORIOUS is this sunshine!? I hope you are all making the most of it!

Suggested activities to follow this book are suggested below.

  1. Make yourself a telescope! Be as creative as you wish, can you make yours better than Timothy Pope’s?


2. Use your telescope to play ‘I Spy’ type games. Something beginning with ‘m’….something that rhymes with ‘cat’… ‘I spy a r-o-ck’…’I Spy five leaves’…there’s so many things you can find using your new telescope!

Let me know if you make one and how you choose how to decorate it!

Mrs Burgess ❤

Mrs B’s Book Club: The Wonky Donkey

Hi everyone!

Hope you had a lovely weekend and have been enjoying the sunshine today, perfect day to try some of Miss Soar’s Outdoor Activities!

Here is today’s story, The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith, it is one of Mrs Weedall’s favourites, so I hope you enjoy it too! Let me know what you think!

Activities you could do with this book are below:


  1. Gather the family round and play a game of Pin The Tail On The Donkey. You can print an example from the link below, or you can simply draw a donkey and a tail on paper.

Pin the Tail on Donkey Game { Free Printable }

2. See attached images for activity suggestions:

See you on Wednesday for the next story!

Mrs Burgess

Mrs B’s Book Club: Eat Your Peas!

Hello everybody,

I hope you are all ready for a nice weekend ahead. I just wanted to thank you all for keeping me going this week, I am glad you are enjoying all of the videos, they will keep on coming every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as I am really enjoying making them for you ❤

Today’s story was Willow’s request: Eat Your Peas by Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt.

Below are some activities you can try after listening to this story, I have explained them on the end of the video.

  1. Make a list of the foods you like and dislike.


2. Make a simple tally chart, WITH your grown up, call up some family and friends and ask them if they like or dislike the foods on your list. When you are done calling everybody, add them up and see which was the most popular and least popular food.



Mrs Burgess ❤

Tadpole’s Promise: Book Club With Mrs B – Episode 3

Hello children!

It’s Wednesday which means it’s time for another Book Club With Mrs B (I’ve gone all posh for this one!).

I know I’ve said it every time so far but this really is a firm FAVOURITE of mine, some might find it sad but I actually think it’s a little bit funny at the end! Let me know what you all think!

Here are some activities you could do after reading this story – ANYONE can do these activities, Nursery, Reception, KS1 and KS2!

  1. Make your own symmetrical butterfly using paints or felt-tip pens.

2. Make your own speech bubbles for the characters of Tadpole and Caterpillar. If you are younger, use your phonics, but try to remember which tricky words can be spelled properly!


3. Draw and label the frog’s life cycle and the butterfly’s life cycle, again if you are in Early Years use your phonics to sound out the words when labelling.

Let me know how you get on! I am LOVING hearing from you all, it’s keeping my spirits up, so thank you very much! ❤

Mrs Burgess

Story Time with Mrs Burgess – Episode 2 – The Bog Baby

Hi boys and girls!

Thank you so much for all the comments on the last post, I absolutely loved reading each and everyone of them, so nice to hear what you are up to and to know you are all happy and safe at home!

Here is our next episode. I feel like I will say every book is my favourite, but they all are!

Please say hello and tell me what you thought of this story…again, any requests I am more than happy to do (Eat your Peas will be coming up soon, Willow!).

I have put some ideas below that you could do at home after listening to this story…can you make a Bog Baby out of play dough? Can you draw your own Bog Baby and label him…which features did he have?  Can you find a bucket and make your own home for a Bog Baby? What will you put in your bucket? Let me know if you try any of these ideas!

Take care, Mrs Burgess ❤

Story Time With Mrs Burgess Episode 1

Hi everyone,

Here is my first Story Time session, just an idea I had so that you can still see me and I can hear back from you! You don’t have to be in Reception to watch, all boys and girls are welcome 🙂 

Today’s story is Yuk! by Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt.

Please let me know how you are getting on at home I would love to hear from you, and let me know that you are listening, so I know if you want more stories or not! They take me quite a while to put together which I absolutely don’t mind as long as I know people are watching 🙂

Stay safe, miss you all very much.

Mrs Burgess ❤

Week 7 – This Little Piggy and Week 8 – Hey Diddle Diddle

Hi everyone!

Sorry for not posting last week but World Book Day took over on Friday and we were too busy sharing lots of stories that we forgot to record our rhyme (oops).

This week the children had to work extra hard as we practised both rhymes, This Little Piggy and Hey Diddle Diddle to perform them for you… Do you think we did a good job?

This coming week is our final week of our 9 Rhyme Challenge in Nursery so please make sure to take a look on here next week to see our final performance.

Miss Atkinson 🙂