We are nearly all back in the Nursery now. It has been lovely to welcome back more children this week. For those of you at home, we will continue to share some of the learning that we are doing in the Nursery. It would be great if you can do some of these activities, or similar, with your child. Please let us know how you get on by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We are missing you and hope to see you back soon.
Nursery Learning - Spring Term
Learning about the natural world
A bit of Fun!
The children have really enjoyed sharing this book and singing the song that goes with it.
Pete the Cat - I love my White Shoes
Nursery Learning - week beginning 1.2.21
The Nursery Birdwatch
Last weekend was the RSPB bird watch but we have until February the 19th to submit our results. If you would like to take part at home, visit the RSPB website and download an information pack. Alternatively you could count the birds that visit your garden and record the number with your child. They may want to make their own binoculars too!
Talk for Writing
This week we are learning the letter sound 'r'. To help us make the correct letter formation, we are using a picture of a robot and asking the children to draw from the top of the robot's head to his feet and back up to the end of his arm. We are also playing some phonics games where the children have to decide if a toy has the initial sound 'r' or 'c'.
We have been learning the names for different shapes such as circle, square and triangle. In the Nursery we like to play a game called Crossing the River where you can cross the river only if you step on the circles for example. We usually play this outside with chalk drawn shapes. You could do this at home with paper and counters to cross the river of shapes if you do not have a suitable outside area.
Nursery Learning - week beginning 25.1.21
Nursery Learning - week beginning 18.1.21
This week we are learning the letter sound 'e'. We are learning the correct letter formation for 'e' by drawing an egg shape. Then we pretend to cut off the top and scoop out the inside. It is a tricky one to write!
If your child is not ready for this yet, you could get them to draw lots of circle shapes and then you demonstrate how to draw the 'e' while making the sound for this letter.
It would be great if your child could have a go at cracking a real egg at home! We didn't do this in the Nursery but we played with plastic eggs.
Nursery Learning Week beginning 11.1.21
This week we are sharing the story of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. If you do not have the book at home, you can listen to it being read online by following the link
It is quite a long story so you may want to do it in sections. We have been teaching the children at school to retell the beginning of the story using actions to help them.
Stick Man lives in the family tree (stand up and pretend to be a tree) with his Stick Lady Love (cross arms over chest as in a hug) and his stick children three (pretend to pat three children on their heads).
One day he wakes early to go for a jog (pretend to jog). Stick Man, oh Stick Man beware of the dog (hold hands like paws).
We also made some stick men using toilet rolls. The children cut the paper hair of their Stick Men to help develop their cutting skills. If you do not have pipe cleaners at home, you could use small sticks.
We ordered the stick men from the largest to the smallest. You could order some sticks from a walk or your garden.
To develop our counting skills, we have been playing hide and seek. The children have been reciting numbers to 10, then 15 and then 20.