Nursery Rhymes and Stories at BCI

In EYFS we recognise the importance of stories, songs and rhymes. Nursery rhymes are important for young children because they help develop an ear for our language. Both rhyme and rhythm help children hear the sounds and syllables in words, which helps them to learn to read!

Literacy and child development experts have determined that children who know at least 8 nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are 4 years old are usually among the best readers and spellers in their class by Year 3.

Download our wonderful Blue Coat anthology full of nursery rhymes, stories and internet links:


BCI Nursery – Rhymes and Stories Anthology

BCI Reception – Rhymes and Stories Anthology


Nursery Rhymes


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - France 1806

Hey Diddle Diddle - England 1765

Sing a song of sixpence - England 1744

1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive - England 1765

Polly put the kettle on - England 1803

Mary, Mary quite contrary - England 1744

Humpty Dumpty - England 1803

London Bridge is falling down - England 1744


Reception Rhymes


Baa, Baa Black Sheep - England 1744

Three Blind Mice - England 1609

Here we go round the mulberry bush - England 1850

Hickory Dickory Dock - England 1744

Doctor Foster - England 1844

Jack and Jill - England 1765



Nursery Stories



N – The Three Billy-Goats Gruff

N – The Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

N – The Gingerbread Man

N – The Enormous Turnip


Reception Stories


R -The Little Red Hen

R – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

R – The Three Little Pigs

R – The Gruffalo

R – The Elves and the Shoemaker

R – Little Red Riding Hood

R – Jack and the Beanstalk


Nursery Rhyme Videos

Nursery Rhyme 1
Nursery Rhyme 2
Nursery Rhyme 3
Nursery Rhyme 4
Nursery Rhyme 5
Nursery Rhyme 6
Nursery Rhyme 7
Nursery Rhyme 8
Nursery Rhyme 9
Nursery Rhyme 10
Nursery Rhyme 11

Story Videos

Story Video 1
Story Video 2
Story Video 3
Story Video 4
Story Video 5
Story Video 6
Story Video 7
Story Video 8
Story Video 9
Story Video 10
Story Video 11