Nursery Staff

Class Teacher-Mrs Bourne -Gnomes Group

TA- Mrs Khatun -Fairies Group

TA- Miss Gardner

Home Learning with Nursery

We are so sorry to hear you are off school! To make sure you aren’t missing out, we will update tasks on this page regularly. These tasks will match up to what we are doing in class so you do not miss out!

Information for Parents – Helping your Children at Home

Play in early years is how children learn and make sense of the world.

In early years, we teach in a fun and informal manner mainly through play. This is about a quality, shared time together whilst also supporting their education

I will regularly be uploading activities you can do together. Not all of these activities will be about formal learning. When children are playing and having fun they don’t realise they are learning.

If your child is reluctant to sit and do the formal activities we suggest, bring writing and maths into their play, as they will not know they are learning. For example when playing with Lego, ask them to count how many bricks in their tower. Compare size, can you build another that is taller? Add 1 more brick. Draw a picture of their model and label it. When playing with playdough, can they make different letters/sounds?

Home learning   

Please click on the links for todays learning. Learning packs can be collected form the office from Monday afternoon. Don’t forget to send us pictures of your work.

Monday 11th January

Morning message- Hello

We start the day with wake up shake up.

This week we are learning Little Red Riding Hood. Mrs Bourne has read the story for you here.

Todays activity is making a healthy basket for Grandma. Some children may of done this last week, can children try to cut the food out themselves please.

Activity Little-Red-Riding-Hood-Basket-Colouring-Activity

Please click on the videos for todays maths session.

Activity one- Watch the The One Song

Activity two- Watch how to draw number one

Activity three- Number One Counting Activity Sheet

For story time please watch Little Red Riding hood again or a story from the book corner, if you need the password just ask.

Tomorrow we will be doing dough disco, can you please make some playdough at home if you do not already have some. Here is a recipe you could use.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/playdough-recipe

Tuesday 12th January

Morning message

dough for dough disco

Please watch the story of Little Red Riding hood again. Listening to a story lots of times help children to remember a story and learn the language used.

For today’s activity can you draw a picture from our story?  It could be Little Red Riding Hood or the wolf. It could be the wolf in Grandma’s bed.

Activity- Little Red Riding Hood

Today’s letters and sounds activity is about using our body to make sounds such as clapping, tapping our knees, stomping and clicking.

Try some of the activities on here with someone in your family

Body Percussion

Now try and make music using different sounds from your body. Use the pictures and put them in the box to make your pattern. Don’t forget to send me a video of your music.

Pictures 

Boxes

We are working hard to record new stories for you to listen to. For story time please watch Little Red Riding hood again or a story from the book corner, if you need the password just ask.

Wednesday 13th January

Morning message

Wake up shake up

Today’s activity is a story map of Little Red Riding Hood. Ask the children to cut the pictures out and stick them in the correct order. Watch the story from Monday if you need to remind yourself.

 Little Red Riding Hood Cut And Stick Story Map Activity

Please click for today’s number session.

Activity- Watch number two song

Activity two- Watch how to draw number two

Activity three-  Number Two Activity Sheet 

Mrs Khatun has recorded todays story for you.

Friday 15th January

Morning message

Wake up shake up

Today’s activity is can you make something for Grandma? It could be a card or a cake or biscuits? You could go into your garden if you have one and pick some flowers? Remember to send in your lovely pictures. We love seeing them.

Letter’s and sounds.

Today’s story is Fidgety Fish

Thank you parents for all your hard work teaching at home, remember if you have any work you can return it to school for me to mark. Have a lovely weekend.

If your child would like to do more you can click on the links at the bottom of the page.

Letters and Sounds

Each week in nursery we learn about letters and sounds. This gives children the knowledge and skills they need before they can start RWI which enables them to hear and decipher the different sounds they can hear.

Here are some games you could play.

outdoor phonics challenge cards

Maths

Counting is very important in nursery and can be done throughout the day.

Try counting how many steps you have up the stairs.

Count how many plates you need at dinner time, can you count the same number of cups?

Have a go at writing these numbers, use the number cards given in your home learning packs to help you.

Here is a fun number song for you to listen to. Please click here

Class Dojo

Don’t forget to join Class Dojo to keep in touch, ask me any questions and follow ideas and activities! If you need to connect to our class please click here.

Story Time

Story time is a very important part of the early years curriculum. It gives children a love for books and stories, which in turn can help with their imagination. You can choose a story read by a member of staff in our book corner by clicking here.

If you need the password please ask.

Topic

Our topic this half term is “Once upon a time’ The curriculum map is what would have been covered in class in each area of learning.

This project supports children to develop a love of stories and reading. It encourages children to learn, retell and act out familiar and traditional tales including GoldilocksLittle Red Riding HoodThe Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Here are some of the things you could do at home to support this topic.

  • Read traditional stories and fairy tales to your child.
  • Talk about the characters in stories and whether they like or dislike them.
  • Talk about how the characters in stories behave and what they could do differently.

Word Aware

Can you help your child learn to read and understand the meaning to these topic related words for?

My Body

Can you name different parts of the body?

Questions: What does each part do? Why is it important?

EYFS KS1 Home Learning – well-being

Useful Links

As Nursery only access half of the school day, you could use these links to fill the other half of their day and extend their learning even further

End of Nursery Expectations

Early Years Cookbook

Why not have a try at some of these simple recipes!

Please ensure children are supervised in the kitchen at all times.

Early Years Cook Book

Children’s Development

Personal, Social and Emotional – Children will continue developing these skills whilst at home. This will include interactions between siblings and parents, it will encourage them to think about others feelings and the need to share their own and others toys.

Physical Development – Children will continue developing gross and fine motor skills. Gross motor skills are the larger movements children develop, for example, jumping, hopping, throwing a ball etc. fine motor skills are the small movements children develop, for example, holding a pencil, being able to pinch a peg or thread a bead. It is important to allow your child to become independent in their self-care, this includes toileting, washing their hands and getting themselves dressed.

Communication and Language – Children will be developing language through learning about the topic by talking about the different books and role playing different scenarios. Engage children in discussions about everyday activities to expose them to as much language as possible.

Literacy – Children will continue developing a variety of skills, these may include developing the marks which they make and begin to give meaning to these marks, for example making circular marks and saying ‘this your name’. When reading stories to your children this will allow them to build their own knowledge of how stories are structured and widen their exposure to language used in stories.

Mathematics- Children will develop Counting, sequencing, singing number rhymes and identifying what happens when one is taken away or added, they will become more aware of shapes in their environment, for example, a roof could be a triangle, understanding of big and little and be able to sort objects according to their properties.

Creative- Creative activities related to the theme by: painting, collaging, junk modelling, construction models, Role-play, and singing lots of new rhymes and songs.

Understanding the World- Talking about the world and how it changes. Talking about and understanding of relations between different members of their family. They will show interest in others and different occupations, for example, what does a police officer do, what do they wear or drive.

At home you can help your child by:

Encouraging your child to speak in full sentences.

Practicing their numbers,basic shapes, colours and letter sounds.

Encouraging your child to be independent (toileting, hand washing, coats and shoes).

It is amazing to see how quickly children have settled into the nursery setting and are already become confident, independent little learners.