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Nursery Home Learning

Nursery Home Learning 1.6.20

Hi Everyone,

This week I thought we would do some activities relating to shape.  Please remember the daily tasks and this week please take a little time to recap on the phonics work from last week – lots of rhyming and sounding out words throughout the day.  Please remember this phonic song that we would sing daily,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffeZXPtTGC4

Activity 1 week beg 1.6.20  – Sorting Shapes

The objectives for this activity are below.

  • Shows awareness of similarities of shape in the environment.
  • Beginning to use the mathematical names for shapes.

To begin look at some shapes and talk about what they look like.  What is the same?  What is different?  Look around the room or outdoors and find shapes that match.

Next explain that you need help sorting the shapes into groups. (You could put them in a ‘feely’ bag for your child to guess the shape or just have them out like in the picture below.  If your child already knows the shapes circle, square and triangle try introducing some other shapes such as oval, semi circle and rectangle.

Here is a booklet full of activities that you might like to print out.

Download (PDF, 4.64MB)

Here is a game from Topmarks maths games.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters

Here is another with a bit more of a challenge to match the pattern with shapes.  Remember to encourage your child to name the shapes as they play.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

This is a lovely song all about shapes (One of my favourites)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0

Enjoy the sun and keep safe if you go out and about.

 

Nursery Home Learning 25.5.20

Hi Everyone,

This week I have included 3 activities with extensions added on if they are needed.  Please remember my main objective is for you and your children to stay healthy and happy so just do what you can.  Thank you to those who have been in touch this week, I am really impressed with all the activities you are thinking of yourselves alongside my home learning.  Please remember the 3 daily tasks I mention every week, I hope you are seeing lots of progress.  Remember to let me know how you are getting on.

Activity 1 week beg 25.5.20 – Phonics – Oral Blending and Segmenting 

It is important that children have plenty of experience of listening to adults modelling oral blending and segmenting.  We only use words containing single syllables.

Clapping Sounds – Think of words using the letters ‘s, a, t, p, i, n’  (e.g. sat, pin, nip, pat, tap, pit, pip) and sound them out, clapping each phoneme (sound) with your child in unison, then blend the phonemes (sounds) to make the whole word orally. (E.g. s-a-t, sat).

For children who are confident at matching the sound to the letter you could have a go at making the word,  however the main objective is for children to be able to hear the sounds.

Below are some other activities you might like to play at home using oral blending and segmenting.

Download (PDF, 646KB)

You could cut out Robbie Robot and stick him onto a cardboard box and post the CVC words through his tummy. See prompt card below.

Robbie Robot

Download (PDF, 522KB)

CVC words

Download (PDF, 1.79MB)

Activity 2 week beg 25.5.20 – Phonics – Rhythm and Rhyme

Rhyming Bingo – Print out the sheets below or if you have a rhyming game already use that.  Put the rhyming pictures in a bag and take it in turns to pull one out.  Whoever has the word that rhymes on their board collects the card.  The first to complete a rhyming set calls out ‘Bingo!’

Download (PDF, 4.7MB)

Here is a rhyming challenge to complete the missing word in the rhyming sentence.  Can you hear the word that rhymes?

Download (PDF, 286KB)

Another fun way to learn about rhyme is to sing lots of songs.  When you sing can you spot the words that rhyme?

Activity 3 week beg 25.5.20 – Number

I spy number 5 – Count to five looking at the numbers 1-5.  Look at all the fingers on one hand and count them.  Show your child what the number 5 looks like.  Introduce the I spy 5 sheet below.

Download (PDF, 286KB)

Can they spot all the different ways the number 5 is displayed?  If you cannot print off the sheet look for the number around the house or outdoors.  Look on street signs, house numbers, can they count 5 red cars, 5 dogs, 5 bikes?  Try sharing out between 2.  Do you get the same amount?  What could you do?

Have a go at writing the number remembering the rhyme from Ten Town – Fiona Five – Down her back, round you go now arms outstretched, don’t be slow.

Try some of these activities.

 

Make a template of each number and then paint over the top making it look like the numbers are exploding. Can you put them in the correct order?

Make the top and bottom parts and match up the correct amount of cherries to the number on the bun.

Make a hand print plant and number the fingers in order to 5.

Use beads, buttons or pebbles to make the shape of the 5 and then count out 5.

Nursery Home Learning 18.5.20

Hi Everyone,

Thank you to all who have sent me a message, it really means a lot to me.  It cheers me up to see how well the children are getting on and I miss them all so just knowing they are doing alright and not missing out on the learning is a comfort to me.  I am not sure yet what will be happening over the coming weeks but for now please carry on with the super work you are all doing.

Here are this weeks activities and as always please remember the 3 daily tasks.

Activity 1 week beg 18.5.20 – Phonics – I Spy

Before any phonic game please remember to recap all the set one sounds.  This should be a quick and snappy recap and should not take too long.

Introduce the game –  I Spy

Set out a selection of objects containing two or three phonemes (e.g. zip, hat, comb, cup, chain, boat, tap, ball).  Alternatively you could print out the picture cards below with c and b words.   Check that your child knows the name of each object.   Use a toy and tell your child that the toy can only speak in ‘sound talk’ and it wants their help to find the objects/picture cards.  For example the toy says I spy with my little eye a z-i-p.  Then invite your child to say the name of the object and collect it.  After they have found it say a few times z-i-p zip.  As an extension to this game if your child finds it easy, ask them to say the sounds for the toy to find.

If you print out the cards you could also play a sorting game putting them into piles depending on its initial sound.  Write a b and a c on separate pieces of paper and get your child to say the word and put it with the letter.

Download (PDF, 1.24MB)

Activity 2 week beg 18.5.20 – The Enormous Turnip

Watch this lovely version of the story on YouTube first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGw5yTOPTSQ

This could be your story of the week so please watch and retell a few times.  There are some resources below that you could use to help retell the story.

Talk about what a turnip is.  What did the Old Man need to make it grow?

You do not have to plant a turnip but you could have a go at growing something.  Carrot tops in water and cress in an egg shell on cotton wool.

You could do some lovely turnip or vegetable art.  Why not use yellow and gradually mix the white into it to make a gradual shading effect like in the turnip picture below.

Here are some worksheets you might like to use. 

Colour the characters then cut them out and put in order to retell the story.

Download (PDF, 1.45MB)

Cut out the different sized characters and stick them down in size order.  Can you use words like biggest and smallest?

Download (PDF, 3.81MB)

Count the items and write the number in the circle.

Download (PDF, 320KB)

 

Nursery Home Learning 11.5.20

Hi Everyone,

This is the final week of learning a new sound and then we will be concentrating on oral blending and segmenting games.  Please do not worry if your child is finding learning the ‘special friends’/digraphs (2 letters together making one sound)  tricky they will learn these again in Reception and the main purpose for Nursery children is that they can hear the sounds in words.  I have introduced teaching the letters along with the sounds early and have found the children have coped very well indeed with some children reading already.

You could try to download My Set 1 Speed Sounds Book using the link below.  It is a good way to find out which sounds your child already knows and it has letter formation.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/29318.html

For the children continuing in Nursery in September please remember the main objective for your children is that we would like them to be able to make marks they can talk about.  This can begin with using large paintbrushes, chalks, sticks in the sand etc before moving on to smaller mark making with pencils and felt tips.  If they can recite numbers to 5 and sing songs using their fingers to represent these numbers that would be great.  Story and singing time will help develop language and is lots of fun.

Here are some mark making sheets you might like to use.

Download (PDF, 8.57MB)

Here are this weeks activities and as always please remember the 3 daily tasks.

Activity 1 week beg 11.5.20 – Phonics –  Learning the sound ‘nk

Go over all the phonic sounds learnt so far.  Show the children the ‘n’ and the ‘k’ separately and then put them together explaining that they are special friends and when they come together they make the sound ‘nk’. Stretch nnnnk.  Make a long nasal sound at the back of your throat with a click at the end.  Encourage your child to do this over and over.  Look at the story picture for ‘nk’ explaining that the rat is saying “I think I stink”.

Watch Mr Thorne Does Phonics Episode ‘nk’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_c8RCjU8_g

Think of some words with ‘nk’ at the end.  Write them down and underline the ‘nk’ digraph.

Have a go at writing ‘nk’.

Download (PDF, 68KB)

Why not make a pink drink.  There are lots of recipes online or you could simply blend some strawberries, milk and ice cream together.  Remember to explain why you are making it.  Emphasise the ‘nk’ sound in p-i-nk and d-r-i-nk.  When you have finished ask your child to help you do the washing up in the s-i-nk.

 

Activity 2 week beg 11.5.20 – Hopscotch or Skittles

Using chalk mark out the grid as shown below.  Ask your child to help write the numbers in the squares remember the ask them what comes next letting them think as much for themselves as possible.  This game not only teaches numbers but is very good for physical development too.  Can your child hop?  Can they move in sequence – hop and then scotch (straddle the two side by side squares)?

Make a score sheet and set up skittles taking it in turns to see how many you can knock down.  You will have to add up the score for your child but they write the numbers in the score sheet.  If you do not have any skittles then why not make some of your own using old plastic bottles.  (You might need to weight them with a little water or sand to help them stand up in the wind.   Remember to encourage lots of independent counting.

 

 

Nursery Home Learning 4.5.20

Hi Everyone,

May the Fourth be with you.

Wow I have received so many messages this week and I would just like to say what a super job you are all doing with the home learning.  Lots of you are adapting the learning to suit your child and you are finding lots of your own activities too.  I loved the melting ice experiment and the finding number facts to 10 game on the trampoline.  Lots of children have learnt how to ride a two wheeler bike and are becoming much more independent.  The progress I have seen is very impressive.

If you have not managed to get in touch yet please check your Ping messages for my email address.  Videos and photographs are great but not essential, just an update as to how you are getting on is fine.  I am here to help and answer any questions you might have.

Here are this weeks activities and as always please remember the 3 daily tasks.

Activity 1 week beg 4.5.20 – Phonics –  Learning the sound ‘ng’

Go over all the phonic sounds learnt so far.  Show the children the ‘n’ and the ‘g’ separately and then put them together explaining that they are special friends and when they come together they make the sound ‘ng’.   Show them how to make the sound, nnng – make a long nasal sound at the back of your throat.   We remember this digraph by saying the phrase “a thing on a string’.  Look at the image below.

Write some words with the ‘ng’ sound in them and underline where the ‘ng’ sound comes in the word.  (King, sing, wing, ring, spring, bring, long, bang, sting).

Watch Mr Thorne Does Phonics Episode ‘ng’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v7Yl4phJcg  and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQshNmncnBs

Complete the ‘ng’ work sheets or if you don’t have a printer you could make them.

Please print off the pdf file below.

Download (PDF, 499KB)

You can use the word and picture cards in different ways.  You could print them off twice and play a matching pairs game.  You could cut the word off the bottom and match the word to the picture by sounding out each sound, e.g. r-a-ng and w-i-ng.  This will need to be adapted to your child’s ability level.  You may have to sound out the word and they can find the picture or they may be able to sound it out for themselves.

Activity 2 week beg 4.5.20 Maths 

Here are a few different number activities.  You can do them all however the doubling activity is a challenge and is not something I would suggest until your child knows their numbers to 10.

Doubling usually is for children working in the 40-60 months developmental stage (only double numbers to 5 unless your child finds this task easy). You can use coins or buttons or bottle tops and you will need a mirror.  You can record any way you like but the sand might add more interest.

The making ten activity will need a set of two different coloured counters/ lego pieces/bottle tops etc so your child can see the number facts that make 10 clearly, as in the picture.

Please print the first two activities from the below link.

Download (PDF, 148KB)

Download (PDF, 255KB)

 

Nursery Home Learning 27.4.20

Hi Everyone,

Another week in lock down, I hope you are all managing to stay positive.

Last week my email address should have been sent out to you via the Ping app.  It would be lovely if you could let me know how you are getting on with the home learning and what is working well etc.  I have already received some messages and the learning taking place looks great.  A big thank you to those who have already been in touch.

Please remember the 3 daily tasks.  The reading task is very important indeed as it covers such a lot of the objectives set out for children working with the 30-50 months developmental stage.  Please see list below.

• Listens to and joins in with stories and poems, one-to-one
and also in small groups.
• Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and
phrases in rhymes and stories.
• Beginning to be aware of the way stories are structured.
• Suggests how the story might end.
• Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall.
• Describes main story settings, events and principal characters.
• Shows interest in illustrations and print in books and print in
the environment.
• Recognises familiar words and signs such as own name and
advertising logos.
• Looks at books independently.
• Handles books carefully.
• Knows information can be relayed in the form of print.
• Holds books the correct way up and turns pages.
• Knows that print carries meaning and, in English, is read from
left to right and top to bottom.

Here are the 3 tasks again so you don’t need to scroll down to find them.  Also remember the number formation from last week.

  1. Name writing.  Can they name the letters in their name as they write them?  For children who struggle to write their full name just concentrate on one letter at a time.  For children who are not ready to write letters please just concentrate on making marks and ask them to tell you about them.                      Children starting Reception Class in September. Please look at how your child is holding their pencil.  We have been working on using the correct pencil grip.  Here is a method to use called, nip it, flip it, grip it.  It helps the children get the correct grip before they begin to write.                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  2. For children starting in Reception class in September. Go over the all set one sounds we have been learning everyday.  We still need to learn ‘qu’, ‘ng’ and ‘nk’.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               As an extra challenge practice writing the letters. Please see attachment for you to print out with all the letter formation rhymes.                                                                                   

    Download (PDF, 173KB)

3. Have a focus story.  The idea here is to read it more than once over the week.  Ask your child questions about the story.  E.g. what do you think the book will be about, what do you think that word means, what do you think will happen next, why did the character do that, what was your favourite part, why?  After they have heard you read it a few times let them have a go at retelling it to you using their own words using the pictures (remember to show your interest as they do this).  Can they remember any of the story language?

You can make props setting up a small world scene and video your child retelling it.  You could send that to show me too if you have the technology.

 

Activity 1 week beg 27.4.20 – Phonics –  Learning the sound ‘qu’

Go over all the phonic sounds learnt so far.  Show the children the ‘q’ and the ‘u’ separately and then put them together explaining that they are special friends. Tell them, ‘The queen never goes out without her umbrella’ and when they come together they make the sound ‘qu’. Say “qu-qu-qu-queen, qu-qu-qu-quilt, qu-qu-qu-quick.

Watch Mr Thorne Does Phonics Episode ‘qu’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRGx54lNHoM

Have a go at writing the digraph ‘qu’ saying the phrase, ‘Round her head, up past her earrings and down her hair, then down and under, up to the top and draw the puddle’.

Print out attachment.

Download (PDF, 42KB)

Try this creative ‘qu’ activity

Remember you will never find a ‘q’ without a ‘u’ in a word.  This YouTube song might help. Dudley’s Ditties  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89cRJ5rr188

N.B It is a good idea when teaching a sound to also mention the name of the letter.  I sing the alphabet using a visual aid and stop at the letters showing them the where it falls in the alphabet.  It is also good to see the upper and lower case letters together.

 

Activity 2 week beg 27.4.20

Readers – For all those children who are reading or wanting to begin reading you can register on the the Oxford Owl Site and access eBooks for free during the lock down.  Please make sure you are selecting the appropriate book band or age.  In Nursery we start with the Read Write Inc books moving on to Oxford Reading Tree Pink Band.

Once your child has learnt all the letter sounds and is able to segment and blend simple cvc words, they are ready.  E.g. if you show your child the word cat and they can sound it out c-a-t and blend it together to make the word they are ready to begin reading.  There are some sound blending books on the Oxford Owl Site.  

There is such a lot to do on the site so please just explore and see what you can find.

Here is the link to the site.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

There are some good activities that cover a whole range of subjects and some interactive games in the Oxford Owl link below.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/kids-activities/learning-activities-age-4/

 

 

 

Nursery Home Learning 20.4.20

Hi Everyone,

We hope you had a lovely Easter in the sunshine and you are all well.  We hope you managed to complete the last tasks and are learning lots of other new skills too.  Please remember the 3 daily tasks as always however if you feel your child has successfully learnt to write their name with good formation you could now start to practice writing numbers 0-10.  Please refer to the ‘Ten Town’ rhymes making sure you always start at the top. See below.

0 Pond – Start at the top nice and slow, all the way round and there you go.

King 1 – Top to toe and there you go.

Tommy 2 – Hands round to knees, then straight across please.

Thelma 3- Over one hand, over the next, stop and think, which choice is best.

Freddy 4- Down, across, oar in the water.

Fiona 5 – Down her back, round you go now arms outstretched, don’t be slow.

Seal 6 – Slid down his tail, curl under his nose, nearly there so strike a pose.

Sir 7 – Across his back and down to his feet, take your time and keep it neat.

Eric 8 – All the way round don’t you stop not until you’re back to the top.

Nina 9 – Round her head and back to the start, down her back, she’s so smart.

Attached is a number formation sheet you might like to use.

Download (DOCX, 120KB)

 

Activity 1 week beg 20.4.20 – Phonics –  Learning the sound ‘th’

Before beginning this activity you might like to watch the following guide about why we teach phonics the way we do, and why how we make the sounds is important – Read Write Inc. Phonemes Pronunciation Guide:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J2Ddf_0Om8

You might also like to use this with your child to recap all the sounds we have learnt so far.  It might be a good idea to keep the sound turned off sometimes to see if your child can name the sounds independently.  Read Write Inc Speed sounds set one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCBzNnSSxds

 

Go over all the phonic sounds learnt so far.  Show the children the ‘t’ and the ‘h’ separately and then put them together explaining that they are special friends and when they come together they make the sound ‘th’.  Make the sound ‘thhhh’ Put your tongue between your teeth and force out air.  Look at the story of ‘th’ explaining it is a stretchy sound ‘The princess in the tower is rescued by the horse.  She says: thhhhankyou’.   Have a go at writing the digraph saying the phrase, ‘Down the tower, across the tower, then down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back.’

Can you think of any words that begin with the ‘th’ sound.  (Thin, thick, this, that, thunder, three, thread, thorn, throat, thirsty, throw, throne).

Watch Mr Thorne Does Phonics Episode ‘th’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hZMjZGNq4g

Have a go at sorting the ch, sh and th pictures.  Print out the attachment below.           

Download (DOCX, 347KB)

Activity 2 week beg 20.4.20 – Positional Language

One of the objectives for a child working at 30-50 months is for them to be able to use positional language.  At 40-60 months they need to be able to describe their relative position such as ‘behind’ or ‘next to’.  (See list above).

There are lots of games you could play to develop understanding of position.  Why not try one or all of the ideas below.

  1. Hide a toy and ask the child to find it using a one word clue as to where it could be. E.g.  under  something or  behind something.  Let them have a turn at hiding the toy too and giving you a clue.
  2. Use a toy and ask your child to put it in different places.  Next you put the toy in a place and ask your child to describe where you put it.
  3. Watch the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QzT1sq6kCY Make props and tell the story of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ and retell using your own words.
  4. Follow the instructions to complete the farm picture.  Print out the attachment:

    Download (DOCX, 86KB)

                                                                                                      

 

 

Nursery Home Learning 6.4.20 and 13.4.20

Hi Everyone,

We hope you are finding the home learning ideas useful. Please be aware that we understand some of you will not have the resources to complete every task as suggested, we just ask you to think about the main objective (what the children need to learn e.g. counting in order to ten) and do the best you can.

Nursery aged children can be reluctant to sit down and do a task at the table or desk and that is why most of the learning that takes place at this age is through play.   We ask that you remember this when trying to get your child involved in a task.  At school we like to give the children a reason to complete a task by hooking them in using a scenario like giving them a problem to solve.  E.g. When trying to get them to order the numbers to ten we would explain that we were having a little bit of trouble and needed their help.  We would show them our attempts and get them to correct the mistakes.  This would make them feel very important.  If they are struggling you could look for something that would help e.g. numbers on the calendar or on a clock face.

The amount of time to spend on each activity depends on your child too.  If they have lost interest in something it is no good trying to continue.  Children learn best when they are engaged with the task.  Try building on their interests, if they are not interested then they won’t want to learn.  If they like building with Lego why not stick stickers onto them with the numbers to ten or the letters of their name .  If they like making tea for their toys can they set up a tea party with the right amount of plates, food etc. and can they write invitations for them?  If they love being outdoors can they throw and catch a ball and count in order or go on a hunt finding objects to count or that match one of the phonic sounds?

It is difficult to think of ideas that will suite every child and the developmental stage they are at.  Our main concern during these times is that you and your family are managing to stay healthy and happy.   We will try our best to provide some fun activities that meet the objectives set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage for Nursery children.  There are seven areas of learning and these have been broken down into 17 aspects.  As you can imagine this is a huge amount to plan for every week and therefore we have decided to mainly focus on the specific areas such as literacy and mathematics.  Hopefully you will be doing your daily exercise and encouraging your child to become independent as much as possible now that you have the time for example to let them dress themselves.

Looking ahead to the return to school (whenever that will be) we would like to think that the children starting in Reception in September can recite the set one phonic sounds (see the picture below for daily task 2), write their name and can count in order to ten.  For the children continuing in Nursery in September we would like them to be able to make marks they can talk about.  This can begin with using large paintbrushes, chalks, sticks in the sand  etc before moving on to smaller mark making with pencils and felt tips.  If they can recite numbers to 5 and sing songs using their fingers to represent these numbers that would be great.

There are lots of great websites to visit that have songs and activities for children to join in with.  We particularly enjoy the kids tv 123 songs which include the phonic song we would sing on a daily basis in Nursery.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffeZXPtTGC4

It has lots of songs that teach about shapes, colours, numbers and much more too.  Just search kids tv 123.

Another site we like is the Barefoot Books collection.  We were just beginning to learn a song called Up, Up, Up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrd0TiER_J0

It has lots of other songs and stories that you might like too.  Just search Barefoot Books.

We hope you all have a lovely Easter.

Here is the home learning for the next two weeks.  Remember the 3 daily tasks as always.

Activity 1 week beg 6.4.20

Look at the sound ‘z’ and talk about the sound it makes.  Can you think of any words that begin with the ‘z’ sound.

Watch Mr Thorne Does Phonics Episode ‘Z’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9dOmDQsXiw

Have a go at writing the letter saying the phrase below.

zig-zag-zig

Try one of these activities

Make a zoo using whatever you have available. Perhaps make a list of all the things a zoo needs first. E.g. a ticket office, zoo keeper, visitors, different enclosures, animals. Make sure you have some z z zebras in the z z zoo.

Activity 2 week beg 6.4.20

Play a board game.  The idea here is for the children to recognise the number on the dice and then move their counter on the correct amount of spaces.  If you don’t have a board game you could simply draw a ladder shape on some paper and see who can reach the top first by rolling the biggest number.  You might also want more of a challenge by playing the game using Lego bricks and addition and subtraction.  Although we haven’t taught the children about addition and subtraction the children will soon work out how their tower gets bigger or smaller by adding or taking bricks away as they move along.  Just write in the spaces of the ladder  – add 2 bricks or take away 1 brick etc up to a maximum or 4.  Leave some spaces clear and have more addition than subtraction.

Here are the instructions

You will need:

  1. Building bricks
  2. At least 2 players
  3. One die

Each player starts with a tower of 5 bricks.  Each player takes turns to roll the die and move along the board.  If they land on a space with an instruction they must add or subtract that many bricks from their tower.  The game ends when the first player crosses the finish line and the winner is the player with the tallest tower.

Activity 3 week beg 6.4.20

Make Easter decorations like the ones below.

Activity 1 week beg 13.4.20

Go over all the phonic sounds learnt so far and introduce the sound ‘ch’.  Show the children the ‘c’ and the ‘h’ seperately and then put them together explaining that they are special friends and when they come together they make the sound ‘ch’.  Make the sound ‘ch, ch, ch, ch’ thrusting your lips out and pretend to sneeze.  Look at the story of ch explaining it is a bouncy sound.  Have a go at writing the digraph saying the phrase, ‘Curl around the caterpillar, then down the horses’s head to the hooves and over his back.’

Say: ch-ch-ch-choo!
The horse sneezes when the caterpillar hairs tickle his nose.

Watch Mr Thorne Does Phonics Episode ‘ch’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEoednLrsMY

Print out the sorting game below.  Remind your child of the special friends ‘sh’.  Look at and name the pictures and then sort them according to the beginning sound ‘ch’ or ‘sh’.

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Activity 2 week beg 6.4.20

Easter Nests

Make chocolate nests with any excess chocolate you may have lying around.  There are loads of recipes online here is one we like: https://thehappyfoodie.co.uk/recipes/easter-nests

Remember to let the children do as much themselves as they can.

 

Nursery Home Learning 30.3.20

Hi Everyone,

We hope you are all keeping well and have managed to complete the home learning tasks from last week.  Please see below for this weeks activities but, please also remember the 3 daily tasks.

Activity 1 week beg 30.3.20

Look at the letter ‘x’ talk about the sound it makes.  Watch ‘Mr Thorne Does Phonics’ Episode ‘X’ on YouTube.  

Have a go at writing the letter saying the phrase below.

down the arm and leg and repeat the other side

Try one of these creative activities.

 

Activity 2 wk beg 30.3.20

Counting to 10 in order 

This week we would like you to encourage your child to count objects up to 10 around the home.  Before they begin to count ask them how many they think there are and ask them to record their estimation. Now let them count (watch how they do this,  are they saying one number for each item).  Did they find any groups with the same amount of objects?  Children to record the results (see below).  Remember we always start at the top when writing numbers.

There is a great fun game on Top Marks Maths in the 3-5 year section Just go to www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting.   Select the the game called Bug Catcher with Curious George.  There are loads of other games to play too.

Activity 3 wk beg 30.3.20

One of the learning objectives for nursery children is to be able to separate a group of objects in different ways and recognise that the total is still the same.  Ask your child to count a random arrangement of items, just start with a small number 3 or 4.  Once they have counted them correctly arrange them in a different order and ask them how many are there now?  Did they realise that the total would be the same or did they count them again?  Can they share the items out between 2, 3, 4 etc.  Can they problem solve if the objects cannot be shared equally?

 

Nursery Home Learning 23.3.20

We will be sending home learning ideas out each week but we would like you to complete the following 3 tasks everyday please.

  1. Name writing.  Can they name the letters in their name as they write them?  For children who struggle to write their full name just concentrate on one letter at a time.  For children who are not ready to write letters please just concentrate on making marks and ask them to tell you about them.                                                                                                                                                                                         Children starting Reception Class in September. Please look at how your child is holding their pencil.  We have been working on using the correct pencil grip.  Here is a method to use called, nip it, flip it, grip it.  It helps the children get the correct grip before they begin to write.                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  2. For children starting in Reception class in September. Go over the set one sounds we have been learning.  Please be aware we have not yet learnt the sounds w, x and z or the digraphs nk, ng, th or ch.   If you would like to introduce these to your children then you might like to watch Mr Thorne and Geraldine on YouTube.  Just search Mr Thorne phonics and the sound you want to learn that week.  Only introduce one new sound a week beginning with Ww.                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Have a focus story.  The idea here is to read it more than once over the week.  Ask your child questions about the story.  E.g. what do you think the book will be about, what do you think that word means, what do you think will happen next, why did the character do that, what was your favourite part, why?  After they have heard you read it a few times let them have a go at retelling it to you using their own words using the pictures (remember to show your interest as they do this).  Can they remember any of the story language?

Activity 1 wk beg 23.3.20

Sound Hunt

Look at the letter ‘w’ talk about the sound it makes at the beginning of words.  Go around the house hunting for objects that begin with the same sound.  Think of a way to record what you have found.  E.g. you could take photographs and then cut and stick them onto a w page to display, draw the objects or for older children have a go at writing the words sounding out with support from the adult.

E.g. ‘w’  wellies, watch, window, wardrobe, washing machine.  You could think of other words that start with that sound e.g. wind, water, walrus, wasp, wizard, witch, wand, waffle, wolf etc.

Activity 2 wk beg 23.3.20

Counting in order to 5.  Count the fingers on one hand.  Sing number songs using your fingers to 5.  E.g. 5 little speckled frogs, 5 little monkeys swinging in a tree, 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed, 5 little ducks went swimming one day.  Can the children show you how many are left using their fingers?

Match the quantity to numeral. (begin with numbers to 5)

Why not see how many different ways you can make 5.

Older children could try and record this using simple methods. e.g.

50 Things to do Before You’re Five

Please see the letter below about an idea for home learning which is part of an initiative for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage to support their learning in fun practical ways.

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