Learning at home updates:
Update - 13.07.20
Hi Nursery, I hope you have all had a lovely weekend in the sunshine
I can’t quite believe we have come to the end of the academic year and what a strange one it has been!! I would like to take this opportunity to say a BIG thank you to you all for the support you have shown!! The work and photos I have received have been amazing and it truly put a big smile on my face throughout the whole time.
Have a wonderful summer and good luck in Reception. I will be sure to come and see you in your new class in September and say, ‘Hello!’
I have added some new home learning activities this last week if you would like to have a go. I would really like to see pictures of your work.
Please feel free to share any work that you do to the parent Facebook group or the email address above, I would really love to see it!
Also remember to keep Doodling!!!
Home learning activity ideas week beginning 13.07.20
Practise these letter sounds;
j – say – j-j-j-j-j-jack in a box. When practising to write say, ‘Down his body curl and dot.’
v- say – vvvvvulture. When practising to write say, ‘Down a wing, up a wing.’
y- say – y-y-y-y-yak. When practising to write say, ‘Down a horn, up a horn and under his head.’
w – say, w- w-w-w-worm. When practising to write, say, ‘Down, up, down, up.’
Home learning activity ideas week beginning 06.07.20
f – say – fffffflower . when practising to write say, ‘Down the stem, and draw the leaves.’
e – say – e-e-e-e-e-egg. When practising to write, say ‘Lift off the top and scoop out the egg.’
l – say – llllllleg. When practising to write, say, ‘Down the long leg.’
h- say – h-h-h-h-h-horse. When practising to write, say ‘Down the head to the hooves and over his back.’
r – say- rrrrrrrobot. When practising to write, say, ‘Down his back, then curl over his arm.’
Home learning activity ideas week beginning 29.06.20
c- say – c c c c c caterpillar. When practising to write day, ‘Curl around the caterpillar.’
k – say – k k k k kangaroo. When practising to write say, ‘Down the kangaroo’s body, tail and leg.
u – say – u u u u umbrella. When practising to write say, ‘ Down and under, up to the top and draw the puddle.’
b- b b b b boot. When practising to write say, ‘Down the laces to the heel, round the toe.’
Home learning activity ideas week beginning 22.06.20
Phonics activity week 3 https://m.k5learning.com/worksheets/kindergarten-beginning-sounds-3.pdf
Buried Treasure: Write out some real words and made up words (e.g. tud, jup, fub). Place these in a pile and using 2 containers, label one as ‘Treasure’ and the other as ‘Bin’. Can you read the word and decide if it is real? If it is real it goes in the treasure chest, if not it goes in the bin. This will need adult support to sound out the words to the child.
Play Buried Treasure online on PhonicsPlay (will need adult support)
i – Say – i i i i insect. When you practise writing say, ‘Down the body, dot for the head.’
n – Say – nnnnnet. When you practise writing say, ‘Down Nobby, over his net,’
P – Say p p p p pirate. When you practise writing say, ‘Down the plait and over the pirate’s face.
g – Say – g g g g. When you practise writing say ‘Round her face, down her hair and give her a curl.’
o – Say – o o o o orange. When you practise writing say ‘All around the orange.’
Ask a grown up to show you how to play this under the sea counting game. There is a simpler version with amounts to 5 and a more challenging version with amounts to 10.
Have a go at the Floating egg experiment. Find out what happens – can you send me some pictures? (see attachment below for instructions)
Home learning activity ideas week beginning 15.06.20
m – Say - mmmmmmmountain. When practising to write say – Maisie, mountain, mountain
a - Say - a a a a apple. When writing, say round the apple, down the leaf
s- Say - sssssssssnake. When writing say, Slither down the snake.
d – Say - d d d d d d dinosaur. When writing say, Round his bottom, up his tall neck, down to his feet.
Have a go at Cosmic kids yoga – Twilight the Unicorn Dreams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLOOOjGAM1s
Whole school project - Culture and Diversity
Linked to our new school motto, ‘Belong, Believe, Be you: Achieve’,
We would like you to learn about, and celebrate, the cultural diversity that we have in Britain. There are many ways that you can enjoy learning about a new culture! We welcome any clips or videos of your children talking about or celebrating either their culture or one they may like to learn about (dancing, artwork, telling stories, clothing etc.) that can be included in this week’s Celebration Assembly on Friday. Please send to email@example.com by 5pm on Wednesday 17th June.
Home learning activity ideas week beginning 08.06.20
Challenge: Can you find an object that begins with the each sound that is in your name?
r - ring
s - sock
Maybe send me a picture of some of the objects you have found and their letter sound.
Using some shaving foam and maybe some blue food colouring can you make some wave patterns? Can you write your name? Can you draw anything else in your tray? Here is a photo of my children at home enjoying this activity!
Home learning activity ideas week beginning 01.06.20
Home learning activity ideas week beginning 18.05.20
Phonic scavenger hunt - Can you find an object in your house that begins with... ? You can make this harder by using a timer or by writing the sounds onto postits or card and then finding the object with the correct sound. You could also adapt it to rhyming. Can you find something in the house that rhymes with ?
Challenge: Can you find an object that begins with each sound that is in your name? e.g. Mrs Walsh
r - ring
s - sock
Challenge: Give your child a pile of stones. Once you call out the name of a shape, they have to try and make that shape as quickly as they can. Once they have made it, they have to shout out a silly word or do a funky dance. Can they beat you? Can they beat the timer? What is the fastest time they can make a shape?
Home learning activity ideas - week beginning 11.05.20
Watch the story Rumble in the Jungle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9W5upzGfFU Can you draw and decorate a snake like from the story? Can you make 2 different length snakes? Can you make a long snake and a shorter snake. I would love to see them.
Send a Hug in the post - I know lots of you are missing your friends and Grandparents. Why not send them a hug in the post? https://www.theleangreenbean.com/mail-a-hug/
Phonics Play - 'Mr Crocodile, please may I cross your river?' You can use a crocodile toy or someone can be the crocodile. You can chalk a 'river' outside or use a blue cloth or anything to represent the river. Have a selection of objects and toys, ( maybe toy animals) Ask the crocodile, "Please Mr Crocodile, can I cross your river?" The crocodile will answer, "only if you have something that begins with ........"
You then need to find the object that begins with that sound and you can cross the river! Repeat until you have used all the objects.
Challenge: Get the crocodile to sound out the objects ( make them 3 letter words)
Number activity - For this activity, you will need buckets of water and thick paint brushes. Talk about how water evaporates in heat. Let the children have some time experimenting with water and their paint brush. Then, practice some number formation work by writing numbers 0-10.
Challenge: . Using your paint brush and water, write 2 + 3 = , then all collect 2 stones and 3 leaves to help us work it out. Check the answer again on our fingers.
Attached documents 11.05.20
Nursery rhyme topic
Home learning activity ideas. Week beginning 04.05.20
1) Listen to the story ‘The Rainbow Fish’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb2msIQo6TI
Can you draw and decorate a picture of a Rainbow fish. With adult support talk about and write what you could share with a friend or brother/sister and how it makes you feel? I would love to see pictures of your rainbow fish. Here is Mrs Walsh's Rainbow fish.
2) It looks like we are going to be getting some dry, sunny weather back. Can you go on a mini beast hunt? Here is a page you can print off to take with you.
http://treetoolsforschools.org.uk/activities/pdfs/pdf_minibeast_hunt.pdf No problem if you can’t print this page out, just have a go a drawing and what you find. I’d love to see any pictures of you on your mini beast hunt.
3) Pairing socks and sorting clean washing. Give small, manageable jobs, such as finding sock pairs, sorting clothes. Where do they need to go? Can you find the matching pairs?
4) 2D Shapes – watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0
Can you have a go at making your own shape picture. With adult support draw some shapes, together cut out the shapes and talk about the different ones you have made. Try and talk about how many sides and corners each shape has.
Now your child can make some shape pictures arranging the shapes and sticking them down when they are happy with their positions. Here is Mrs Walsh's shape picture. I would love to see yours!!
5) With adult support read the caterpillar sentences and see if you can find the correct rhyming word. (Document attached below; Caterpillar rhyming sentences.)
6) Sky writer – can you say the letter sounds after the aeroplane has written them in the sky? Try and have a go at forming some of the letters. (Remember you have your letter formation card you can write on from parent's evening)
7) Continue to use the weekly learning projects, see below (titled learning projects.) Here you will find your weekly phonics to follow, find objects around your home to match the letter sounds. Play eye spy.
8) Ordering objects by length. Find 5 objects from around the house. Check you have 5. Put them in order from shortest to longest. Can you now find 10? Adults try and encourage your child to use the key mathematical vocabulary; short, shorter, shortest, long, longer, longest.
9) To celebrate VE day on Friday, maybe over the week make some bunting to hang in your home or outside on your window. Here is a link if you would like more information regarding the Great British bunting and bunting templates bbc.co.uk/makeadifference
Week beginning 20.04.20
27.04.20 - Home learning activity ideas.
Stickman outdoor activity – Watch and listen to the story being read, by clicking the link below. Then go outside and find everything you need to make your own stick man/lady! What adventures will they have? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8pKjYgjPLI
Here is Mrs Walsh’s stick Lady… can you make a friend for her? I would love to see a photo.
Phonics - Phonics pop – Play this fun popping bubble game to help you with your letter sound recognition. https://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/.
Also, we are on week 4 of the learning project, see link below, titled Learning Projects. Can you find objects around your house beginning with these sounds?
Spring collage – go for a walk and collect blossom and other spring treasures you can find to make a beautiful spring picture.
Maths - Using sticks you have found for making a stick person can you do some measuring? Use your stick to find things that are longer, shorter and the same length.
Maths game – Use this ladybird spots game to help you with your counting, matching and ordering.
Lunch-Make a sandwich for lunch. Can you spread the butter? Can you choose a filling for the inside? What sounds can you hear in that filling. E.g. J -a- m can you sound that out? We would love to see photo's of you making your own lunch. You are all getting so grown up now. Don't forget to wash your dirty dishes!
Rainbow name writing-Practise writing your name and do it in lots and lots of different colours. Coloured pencils work great for this because you can go over the top of the name you wrote before.
Cutting skills - With adult support draw some pictures and shapes, have a go at cutting around them? Do you have any old catalogues or magazines? If so, have a go at cutting some of the pictures out and making a collage.
Home Learning projects
Beginning sounds activities
This is a useful learning pack. Look for the EYFS pack. It is free to download!!
Classroom SecretsLook for the EYFS pack. It's free to download.
This is a lovely link where the children can watch live webcam footage of some of the animals, such as Pandas and Penguins at Edinburgh zoo.
Edinburgh ZooLive footage of the animals at Edinburgh zoo!
Useful websites and activities to help support your child with their learning at home.
I have added a selection of interactive websites that will support with phonics, reading, maths and PE. Keep checking as I will be adding more!
Phonics songPhonics song - this really supports children to practice their initial sounds! I find myself singing it all the time with my own children at home!
Oxford OwlFree E-books to access if you sign up.
TopmarksLots of interactive, fun maths games to improve counting, number recognition measure, shape and pattern!
Cosmic YogaYoga and movement - This particular one is the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. There are lots to choose from. I join in with my children at home!
Nursery rhymesNursery rhymes and songs for your child to learn and join in with.
AlphablocksAlphablocks is a fun way to look at letters and sounds.
NumberblocksAll Numberblock programs and number games. This link also shows some great ideas of activities you can support your child with.
CrickwebLots of free maths and phonics games, including, Initial sounds, colours, compare and order, counting, matching and mouse skills and number recognition.
BBC BitesizeOnline games and videos to support shape recognition.
BBC BitesizeSorting and Pattern games
ict games - Phonics popPhonics game - to support letter sound recognition.
TopmarksLots of free interactive math's games to help support children's counting and number recognition.
Education.comRhyming word games. Hearing rhyming words helps to build key phonic skills. (free sign up to access activities)
TopmarksA wide selection of rhyming activities.
Week beginning Monday 30th March
Missing you all lots! I have added a few activity ideas for this week. Also please try and keep doodling!
Here are a few activity suggestions for this week!
1) Why don't you have a go at some rainbow name writing! Practise writing your name and do it in lots of different colours. It's best to use colour pencils because you can go over the top of the name you wrote before.
2) Construction challenge. - Using Duplo, Lego, Megablocks, Sticklebricks, whatever you like. Your challenge is to make a house that one of your toys can fit in. It will need a roof in case it rains!!
3) Go on a number hunt either around the house or on a walk. Can you spot the numbers on wheelie bins, houses etc?
4) Bath time - Play with plastic cups and jugs in the bath and use capacity language, such as full/empty/half/full etc. How many cups does it take to fill the jug?
5) Number hunt - Hide numbers on paper around the house or garden and get your child to find them and tell them you what they are. Challenges: Can they find that many objects! e.g. stones, dolls etc.
Can they add the objects together to give you a total?
6) Throwing and Catching - Practise throwing and catching a ball.
In Nursery we aim to provide a welcoming, secure and happy environment where children can explore and become independent learners.
The Nursery team for the 2018-2019 academic year is Mrs Walsh (class teacher) and Mrs Wynn.
Our new children have settled into Nursery so well. It is lovely to see them coming in each morning with a big smile.