Nursery Home Learning
We will be uploading a new story with activities every week to help keep you all busy!
Please don't forget to use Tapestry to keep in touch - you can upload your home learning for us to see too!
As this is the last week our suggested activities are things you could practise now, this week, over the summer holidays. We wish you all a fun filled Summer and will miss you all greatly!
* Practise writing your name - use sand, chalk, lentils and finally paper (with no lines)
*Any mark making (drawing, painting, or writing) you do, practise doing it whilst laying on your tummy. This builds your core strength which, as you get older, helps with your pencil control
*Take the time to talk - Take 10 Minutes a day to just sit and talk. Answer your child's questions, look things up together online, talk about something you have done, found, seen etc....
*Sing songs - look up some favourites on you tube or learn some new ones: try Little baby bum, cocomelon or gonoodle for some inspiration
*Take time to relax - cosmic yoga on you tube is great, make a calm zone together, ask your child to put things in that help them feel calm, a special bear, or toy. Give them 10 minutes to think, relax, de-stress
*Practise counting in different ways, count the stairs as you walk up them, count out a food item at dinner time etc .… when they are confident in 1-10, stretch to 11 - 20
* Use objects to represent the things you count. Children need to understand that 5 is 5 flowers, 5 toys, 5 dots on a dice etc …. make it physical and let them see it.
*Teach your child to set the table for dinner. What do they need? who do they need it for?
*Practise moving in different ways. can you skip, hop, jump. jump from a level … now is a great time to try something new.
*Use nature. Go on nature walks and learn about bugs and flowers. Collect things and count them out. Use sticks to make 2d shapes like squares and triangles. Make art using nature.
*Talk about todays story - Is there something you could make to show someone that you love them? How does it make you feel not being able to hug nanny/grandad etc …. what could we do to make it better/easier?
-Put socks in size order from biggest to smallest
-Find different objects around the house and put them in the sock, count them, now can you do a different action for each number?
-Can you take each of the objects that you found and say the initial sound, b-ball, c-car etc.
-Hide socks around the house and draw a sock treasure map for someone in your family to follow.
-Explore the different texture of materials/ soft, fluffy, rough etc.
- Make sock puppets/ make a friend for Simon sock.
- What makes a good friend?
-Get a big shopping bag you can use it as a goal, throw a sock in and count how many goals you score.
-Trace over zigzag, wavy, long, short and spiral lines.
- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9cfT6bjLWkQ watch the odd sock song and design your own sock
Watch this video from Mr Thorne about the ‘a’ sound. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lqE7lDlC04M
Can you make the sound? Can you find things in your house that begin with ‘a’? Can you try and write ‘a’?
This week we have been inspired by the Rocket Launch to the International Space Station last weekend. Did you see it? If not click the link to watch it!
This week is half term but we have found some lovely ideas to share with you.
Below is a link to some themed days with some great activities including going to the Zoo and going on a treasure hunt! The sun is set to shine so get outside, run around, explore nature and enjoy some fresh air! Maybe you could collect some nature and make some natural art? If you do we'd love to see it! Share it on Tapestry. Any phonics activities you see here are not relevant to Nursery. Practise recognising and writing your name or go on a sound hunt.
It is not necessary to print the whole booklet, these are just ideas you can do if you want additional activities to the work set by teachers. Use this booklet as much or as little as you wish.