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Summer 2 2020

Our main theme for learning this half term is…

‘The Great Outdoors'

 

 

Ways to support your child this half term…

 

  • Help your child to learn the names of common animals, birds, minibeasts and plants.

  • Talk together about where you found these living things.

  • Look of the window or go for a walk to look for living things.

  • Talk about similarities and differences. Look at colour, shape, number of legs and size in relation to the living things.

  • Read stories and watch television programmes about the natural world.

  • Create some natural art using sticks, leaves, stones, petals etc.

Daily Home Challenges

Please upload any observations to Tapestry. Thank you.

3.7.20 Friday's Home Challenge - Silly Soup

In some versions of 'Jack and the Beanstalk', the giantess is busy making soup. Today we are going to play an alliteration game and make some 'Silly Soup'. For this activity, you will need a pan and spoon as well as some items or pictures that begin with the same initial sound, for example, buttons, beads, a bear, beans and a ball. You will also need one that doesn't begin with the same initial sound. Withhold this until the end of the activity.
Sing 'I'm making lots of silly soup, I'm making soup that's silly! I'm going to put it in the fridge, to make it nice and chilly' (to the tune of Pop Goes the Weasel). Allow your child to play, selecting their own 'ingredients'. Recite your child's list of chosen ingredients, emphasizing the initial sound (say the pure sound, avoiding adding '-uh'). Ask if the item which doesn't begin with the same sound can go in. Explain that it doesn't begin with the same sound.

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2.7.20 Thursday's Home Challenge

Watch the videos together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJrBzbVKW5w  In each video, there is a bean. What do you notice? Can you point out the roots, stem and leaves? What do you think will happen next? Please upload any comments to Tapestry. Thank you.

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1.7.20 Wednesday's Home Challenge

For today's challenge, you will need some magic beans (I've used bottle tops) and some plant pots (I've used some containers from my recycling bin). Label your pots with numbers 1-3 or 1-6. Can you remember how many magic beans Jack got for his cow in yesterday's story? Can you count out five beans for the '5' pot? Can you count out the correct number of beans for each of your numbered pots? I wonder if any of your magic beans will grow?!

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29.6.20 Monday's Home Challenge

Listen to the story of 'Jasper's Beanstalk' by Nick Butterworth again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJpLBgs6sdI 
What do you think was at the top of the beanstalk?
Can you draw or paint a picture? Ask your grown-up to help you label it. 

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30.6.20 Tuesday's Home Challenge

Can you remember which book was Jasper reading in the story of 'Jasper's beanstalk'?
Listen to the story of  ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zurz-pL-uzw
Can you build a castle today? You can use construction blocks, objects from your recycling bin, cushions or anything else you have at home. Please upload any photos to Tapestry. Thank you.

26.6.20 Friday's Home Challenge

Can you learn this song and act it out? 
Please upload any videos to Tapestry.

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25.6.20 Thursday's Home Challenge

Can you make your own beanstalk?
You could maybe use things from your recycling bin, construction bricks or paper.
Can you make another one that is shorter and one that is taller?
Please upload any photos to Tapestry.

24.6.20 Wednesday's Home Challenge

Look at how many slugs and snails Jasper has collected in his jars. Can you count and compare? Try to use the words 'same', 'more' and 'fewer'.
Keep a look out for any slugs or snails in your garden or local area. What is the same about them? What is different? How do they move? Please upload any comments to Tapestry.

23.6.20 Tuesday’s Home Challenge

Take a look at my story map. Can you use it to retell the story of 'Jasper's Beanstalk'? Try to use 'Once upon a time, 'First', 'Next', 'After that', 'Then' and 'Finally' with the 'Talk 4 Writing' actions. I've attached a video of these to Tapestry to remind you. You could try to draw your own story map too with an adult at home.

 

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Insect Photography Competition

Did you know this week is National Insect Week? To celebrate, we are running an insect photography competition at Waterloo with prizes for the best entries in each Key Stage. To be in with a chance of winning, send your best photograph (just one please!) to the year group email address ynursery@waterloo.owlcotesmat.org by Friday 3rd July. The winners will be announced on Monday 6th July.

If you’re really proud of your photograph, you can enter it into the national competition here:

https://www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk/photography 

The National Insect Week website also has lots of information for budding entomologists (insect scientists) if you would like to find out more.

Happy bug hunting, and good luck!

22.6.20 Monday's Home Challenge

Listen to ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ by Nick Butterworth who also wrote the Percy the Park Keeper stories. This week's challenges will be linked to this story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJpLBgs6sdI 

Can you plant a seed in a clear jar or yoghurt pot? Use a piece of wet kitchen roll instead of soil so you can see what happens as it grows. Don't worry if you don't have any seeds to grow, I'll upload some photos of mine for you to talk about. Maybe you could try a seed from inside a piece of fruit.

19.6.20 Friday's Home Challenge

Our 'Nursery Rhyme of the Week' is 'Here we go round the mulberry bush'. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-here-we-go-round-the-mulberry-bush/z7jgscw  

Can you sing the song with your family? Join in with the actions. Do you know any other versions of this nursery rhyme?

 

Here we go round the mulberry bush
The mulberry bush
The mulberry bush
Here we go round the mulberry bush
On a cold and frosty morning.

 

We rub our hands to keep us warm
Keep us warm
Keep us warm
We rub our hands to keep us warm
On a cold and frosty morning.

 

We stamp up and down to keep us warm
Keep us warm
Keep us warm
We stamp up and down to keep us warm
On a cold and frosty morning.

 

Here we go round the mulberry bush
The mulberry bush
The mulberry bush
Here we go round the mulberry bush
On a cold and frosty morning.

18.6.20 Thursday's home challenge

You will need numbers 1-5 for this activity.
Count how many animals are in the pictures. Find the right number to match.
If your child is confident recognising numbers to 5, try 6-10.

17.6.20 Wednesday's Home Challenge

Look through the photos of the animals. Pick one. Describe it to your grown-up without saying what it is. Can they guess the animal from your description?
For example, It has four legs and a long tail. It has golden fur and a mane. It can roar. What is it? It is a lion.

16.6.20 Tuesday's home challenge

Can you remember what type of tree blew down in yesterday's story? Could you look for the same type of tree when you are next out on a walk? Can you point out the trunk, a branch and a leaf? Where are the roots? Can you see anything else?
Maybe you could draw a tree and ask your grown-up to help label it with you.

 

15.6.20 Monday's Home Challenge

Watch the story of 'After the storm': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM8OUSFXV1w 

Can you make a new home for one of the animals in the story?
Maybe you could use some leaves and twigs, lego or boxes from your recycling bin. Be as creative as you can!

12.6.20 Friday's Home Challenge

Can you collect some leaves and make some art work with them?
Please upload any photos to Tapestry.
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11.9.20 Thursday's Home Challenge

Can you draw or paint a picture of one of the animals from yesterday's story?

You could download one to colour at https://www.percytheparkkeeper.co.uk/pages/activities 

10.9.20 Wednesday's Home Challenge

Watch the story of 'The Secret Path': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH5Bn1eo_Nw  

Talk about which animals you saw. How many can you name?

9.6.20 Tuesday's Home Challenge

How many footsteps long is your garden (or section of the park)? Is it longer or shorter than your living room? Can you recite to five, ten or twenty in order?

8.6.20 Monday's Home Challenge

Our 'Nursery Rhyme of the Week' is 'Round and Round the Garden'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEd_qkp6Wio 

Can you sing the song with one of your teddy bears?
Can you show your teddy bear around your garden or park? Are there any plants or animals you can point out to your teddy? Do you know their names? Look at the knowledge organiser together and talk about the plants and animals on there.

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5.6.20 Friday's Home Challenge

For this activity, you will need paper, pens, scissors and glue. Draw a simple outline of a sheep. Support your child to then cut strips of paper and demonstrate how to roll them around a pencil. These curls will be the wool. Stick one end of the paper curl onto the sheep outline. Continue until it is covered. Remind your child about yesterday's video. Can you child 'shear' the sheep by snipping off the curls? At nursery, we often sing 'Open, shut them, open, shut them' as we cut with scissors. Please remember to supervise your child when they are using scissors.

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4.6.20 Thursday's home challenge

Watch this clip of sheep shearing online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsCMyw9_tXY  

Draw a simple outline of a sheep on some paper or card. Add shaving foam to be the wool. Challenge your child to 'shear' the 'wool' off. What is the best tool to do this with?

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3.6.20 Wednesday's Home Challenge

You will need 3 bags for this activity. Write the number '1' on the first bag, '2' on the second and '3' on the third. You could draw the correct number of dots as well if your child doesn't yet recognise the numbers. Challenge your child to fill the bags up with different items. Bag '1' can only contain one of each item (e.g., one teddy, one piece of lego, one crayon, one sock etc), bag '2' must contain two of each item (e.g., two teddies, two pieces of leg, two crayons and two socks etc) and bag '3' must contain three of each item. Have a look together and talk about what they have collected. How quickly can they put all the items back where they belong?

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2.6.20 Tuesday's home challenge

Can you make your own sheep today?

You might like to use this idea: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/woolly-peg-sheep 

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1.6.20 Monday's Home Challenge

Our 'Nursery Rhyme of the Week' is 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'. Can you sing the song with your family? Try to make up some actions for the song.

You can listen to it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-baa-baa-black-sheep/znbbpg8  

Can you find anything in your house made of wool? What colour is it? What does it feel like? Please upload any comments and photos/videos to Tapestry. Thank you.

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22.5.20

For this activity, you will need some pots and pans and some kitchen utensils (e.g., wooden spoon, metal spoon, metal whisk, plastic spoon, ice-cream scoop etc). Let your child explore making sounds using these. Can they make a loud sound and a quiet sound? Do the different utensils sound the same? Is the sound different if the pots and pans are upside down? Can your child copy a simple repeated rhythm? Can they make up some of their own rhythms for you to copy? Have fun and enjoy the half term break.

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21.5.20 Thursday's Home Challenge

Can your child help set the table (or picnic blanket) for a meal or an imaginary one with toys or teddies? Talk to your child about how many people will be sitting down to eat. Ask questions as they prepare the table.
How many plates will you need?
I have two forks in my hand. How many more will I need so that we all have one?
I have six spoons. Is that enough?
How many knives have we got altogether?
Praise your child for helping. Is there any other jobs they could help with around the house?

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20.5.20 Wednesday's Home Learning

Have an egg and spoon race with your family. If you don't want to use real eggs, you could use potatoes, oranges, balls or rolled up socks. Have fun!

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19.5.20 Tuesday's Home Challenge

For this activity, you will need spoons of different sizes and, if possible, made of different materials (wood, plastic, metal).
Spread the spoons on the floor and encourage your child to explore them. Talk about the size, colour and shape of the spoons and what they are made of. Can they sort the spoons by size? Challenge them to put three different spoons in size order. Can your child then sort the spoons by colour and by what they are made of? Encourage them to count how many in each group and compare the groups using words like 'more' and 'fewer'. Are all the metal spoons shiny or are some dull? Are all shiny spoons made of the same material? Is there a spoon that is cold and smooth to the touch and one that feels warmer? Please upload any photos and comments to Tapestry.

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18.5.20 Monday's Home Challenge

Our 'Nursery Rhyme of the Week' is 'Hey Diddle Diddle'. Can you sing the song with your family? Try to make up some actions for the song.

You could try learning the signs: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/something-special-hey-diddle-diddle  

Talk about how silly this rhyme is! Do cats really play fiddles? Can a cow really jump over the moon? Can dishes run?

Can you draw a picture to go with the rhyme? Remember to have a go at writing your name on it too. Please upload a photo to Tapestry. Thank you.

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15.5.20 Friday's Home Challenge

Parents/Carers, can you make some ‘feely’ socks for your child?
Put one familiar item such as a small teddy, toy car, comb, pencil or Duplo brick in each sock. Can the child feel its shape through the sock and guess what it is? What words do they use to describe how it feels? You could encourage your child to then make their own feely socks.

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14.5.20 Thursday's Home Challenge

Share this poem with your child:

‘Five little socks’
Five little socks
muddled in a box

Two red socks together
Two green socks, a pair

But one blue sock’s left over
Can this be a spare!

©Brenda Williams

Present your child with a pile of socks. Can they describe them? Do any have patterns on them? What colours are they? Can your child sort them into groups and count them? Can they find the matching pairs?
Ask them how many make a pair. Do they have a pair of anything on their bodies (for example, eyes, ears, legs, knees, arms, elbows)?

If your child grows out of any socks or underwear, we would be grateful of donations when we reopen to have as spares. Thank you!

 

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13.5.20 Wednesday's Home Challenge

Can you make a rain stick using a tube, a clean empty bottle or yoghurt pots. You could put rice, spaghetti, dried peas or beads inside. What do you think is inside my rain stick?

 

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Drip water into a variety of containers. Do they all sound the same? Are the sounds different if there is water already in them? Please upload any comments or observations to Tapestry. Thank you.
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12.5.20 Tuesday's Home Challenge

Our 'Nursery Rhyme of the Week' is 'It's raining, it's pouring'. Can you sing the song with your family? Try to make up some actions for the song. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-its-raining-its-pouring/z6hq92p 

What would you wear if you were going out in the rain? Can you put your wellies and coat on by yourself? Can you fasten your coat up too? Pretend you are jumping in puddles!

11.5.20 Monday's Home Challenge

The teachers have made videos for you to watch about their weekends. Can your grown-up upload a video of you telling us about your 'bank holiday news' to Tapestry? We are looking forward to seeing them!

8.5.20 Friday's Home Challenge 

Could you have a picnic with your family or your teddy bears today? Enjoy the Bank Holiday Weekend!

7.5.20 Thursday's Home Challenge

Our 'Nursery Rhyme of the Week' is 'Polly Put the Kettle On'. Can you sing the song with your family? Try to make up some actions for the song.

Have a look at a photo of a tea plant (https://www.yorkshiretea.co.uk/brew-news/rwanda-in-focus)  and compare it with the contents of a tea bag.

Parents/carers, support your child to notice how different the green growing plant is to the dark dried leaves that come from it. This change is due to the heating and drying processes the tea has been through since it was picked.

Provide some cold or lukewarm water, jug, cups, mugs, sugar bowl, used teabags, spoons, empty plastic milk container etc and let them play. Remind your child that real tea is made with boiling water, too hot for them to make and pour by themselves.

You could use coffee if you don't drink tea at home!

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6.5.20 Wednesday's Home Challenge

Can you play 'Simon Says' with your grown-up? Listen carefully to what they say. If Simon says, “Simon says touch your nose,” then you must touch your nose. But, if Simon simply says, “jump,” without first saying “Simon says,” you must not jump.

5.5.20 Tuesday's Home Challenge

What shape are all the objects in the photo?
 

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Can you go on a rectangle hunt around your home?
You could draw what you find and/or take some photos.
What can you tell me about a rectangle? Think about the sides and corners.

4.5.20 Monday's Home Challenge

Today's challenge is to play with pegs!

If you have different colours, can you sort them into colour groups? How many of each colour? Try using words like 'more', 'same' and 'fewer' to compare.

Try pegging them onto things. Which is easiest and why?

Can you make 2 or 3 chains of pegs joined together? Which is longer? Which is shorter?

Playing with pegs is great for improving fine motor skills so let your child use their imagination with them!

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1.5.20 Friday's Home Challenge

Look carefully at the photos. What can you see? Do you think there is a picture missing?
Can you tell us about this life cycle? Please upload any comments and/or videos to Tapestry.

Thank you.

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30.4.20 Home Learning

Listen to the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' read by the author, Eric Carle.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkYmvxP0AJI 

Can you remember what an author does?

Now try to act out the life cycle of a butterfly. Make yourself as small as you can like the egg on the leaf. Hatch out of the egg and become the caterpillar. Can you crawl around looking for something to eat? You get bigger and bigger and bigger! Now lay as still as you can in your chrysalis (cocoon). Finally break out of the chrysalis and fly around like a butterfly!

Please upload any photos or videos to Tapestry.

29.4.20 Wednesday's Home Challenge

What shape are all the objects in the photo?
 

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Can you go on a square hunt around your home? You could draw what you find and/or take photos. Remember a square has four sides all the same length.

28.4.20 Tuesday's Home Challenge

Our 'Nursery Rhyme of the Week' is 'Two Little Dickie Birds'. Can you learn this rhyme and perform it for your family? You could make some simple finger puppets like these ones in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn091sr98ik  Could you make up a new verse about another pair of animals (for example, cats or squirrels) sitting on a wall?

27.4.20 Monday's Home Challenge

Have you heard the birds singing when you wake up in the morning?

Can you see any birds from your window or when you are outside?

What do they look like? Do you know what they are called?

You can download a bird watching sheet

from https://www.rspb.org.uk/globalassets/downloads/wildchallenge/activity-sheets/english/770-0214-18-19-wild-challenge_go-birdwatching.pdf 

I have a magpie and a robin who regularly visit my garden. How are they different? How are they similar?

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24.4.20 Friday's Home Challenge

Spring is here!
Talk together about what you can see in the photos.
Can your child take some photos that show it is springtime?
Discuss how spring is different from winter and summer.

23.4.20

Have a look at these pictures from Twinkl. Can you tell your grown-up where the teddy bear is in each one?
Grown-ups, encourage your child to use positional language such as under, next to, in between, behind, on, behind, in or on.

You could hide a number of teddies or soft toys around your home and challenge your child to find them. Encourage them to say where they found them, asking questions if needed.

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22.4.20

Tickles the goldfish is enjoying his stay at Mrs Brier's house but he is missing seeing everyone's faces!
Can you create your own self-portrait?
Have a look at these portraits which some other children made. Which do you like best? How do you think they were made?

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21.4.20

Our 'Nursery Rhyme of the Week' is 'Hot Cross Buns'. Can you sing the song with your family? Try to make up some actions for the song.

You could try learning the signs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH1o3SM6b64  

Could you set up a pretend shop at home selling buns? Try counting out coins from a group to pay for them. Maybe you could write some price tags and make a sign for your shop too.

We are looking forward to seeing your photos, comments and videos on Tapestry.

20.4.20

When we return to nursery after a holiday, we usually share our 'holiday news'. We thought that we could still do this through Tapestry. The teachers have made videos for you to watch. Can your grown-up upload a video of you telling us about your 'holiday news'?

Easter Holiday Message 

Hello everyone,

All the teachers in nursery hope you are all ok. We are missing you lots but are enjoying seeing all your photos and videos on Tapestry. Lots of you are completing the daily challenges as well as showing us all the other wonderful things you are getting up to whilst at home. We won’t be setting a daily challenge for 2 weeks over the holiday period but this would be a great chance to:

  • Sing lots of nursery rhymes. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/nursery-rhymes
  • Arrange a movie day - choose a couple of favourite films, get some snacks and enjoy snuggling up on the sofa together.
  • Get cooking – help prepare your breakfast, snack, lunch or tea!
  • Play a board game with your family.
  • Play dress up with your grown-ups clothes.
  • Put on a family talent show. Film it for the memories!
  • Build a den together - if the weather is ok, you could even do this outside! All you need is some chairs or sofa cushions, a few blankets, and a bit of imagination.
  • Create a scrapbook together using photos from your family album.

On 2nd April, I tried to ring all the children in nursery to say a quick hello. It was lovely to speak to so many parents and children. If I missed you and you would like a call back, please send an email to ynursery@waterloo.owlcotesmat.org and I will call you back after the Easter break.               

Decorate an egg competition – We are joining main school in the annual competition. You can use a hard-boiled egg or you can draw your design on paper instead. You can send pictures of your entries to the above email address or upload a photo to Tapestry by Friday 17th April. Once all the entries are in, they will be sent to the judges (Senior Leadership Team) and the winners will receive a prize.

With our very best wishes,

Stay safe and well.

Hope to see you soon.

Mrs Brier, Mrs Hudson and Miss Taylor

3.4.20

It was so windy yesterday that I decided to make some kites this morning. I used an old envelope and a page from an old magazine. I wonder which will fly best?
Could you make a kite today? What will you use?
Try to cut it yourself whilst your grown-up supervises. Remember you can sing 'Open, shut them. Open, shut them' whilst using scissors.

2.4.20

Can you 'Dance like a dog with a drum'?

Can you 'Wiggle like a wiggly worm'?

Can you 'Slither like a slippery snake'?

Can you 'Tiptoe like a tiny turtle'?

Can you 'Jump like jolly jumping jelly beans'?

Do you notice some of the words begin with the same sound?
Can you make up your own silly action sentence?

 

 

 

1.4.20

Another member of staff has shared a post requesting pictures for the walls of the Nightingale Hospital. Could you draw a colourful picture on A4 paper to brighten someone's day? Take a photo of the picture and email these today to ynursery@waterloo.owlcotesmat.org and I will organise sending them off tomorrow. Please remember not to include personal details on your picture. Thank you.

31.3.20

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What shape are all the objects in the photo?
Can you go on a circle hunt around your home?
You could draw what you find and/or take some photos.
How many sides does a circle have? How many corners?

30.3.20

Our 'Nursery Rhyme of the Week' is 'Row, row, row your boat'. Can you sing the song with your family? Try to make up some actions for the song.
Grown ups, ask your child what they notice about the words stream/dream/scream, shore/roar and creek/squeak. These are rhyming words which sound the sound.
Can you think of any other words that rhyme?
Could you make a boat to play with? You could maybe use something from your recycling bin, a piece of paper, a cardboard box or the sofa cushions. We are looking forward to seeing your photos, comments and videos on Tapestry.

27.3.20

Chase the rainbow

Lots of the children at nursery have spotted rainbows in windows when walking in the local area. If you haven’t made a rainbow, maybe you could make one too and share a photo on Tapestry. We love to sing ‘I can sing a rainbow’. Can you sing and sign it to your family?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLpEGM34Fic 

If you are sharing your photos of rainbows on social media, please remember to also stay safe online. Please don’t share your personal details!

26.3.20

Whilst the weather is nice, today's challenge is to have some fun with water either inside or out. Your grown up could put some water in a bowl and you could use some pots and bottles from your recycling or you could give some of your toys a bath with some bubbles. Outside you could paint pictures on the ground or wall with water or put some water in a spray bottle and make some instant art! Have fun and we will look forward to any pictures and comments on Tapestry.

25.3.20

Each day at nursery, we sing the ‘Days of the Week’ song. Can you teach it your grown-up?

Days of the week (clap, clap),

Days of the week (clap, clap),

Days of the week, days of the week, days of the week (clap, clap).

There's Sunday and there's Monday,

There's Tuesday and there's Wednesday,

There's Thursday and there's Friday, and there's Saturday too.

Days of the week (clap, clap),

Days of the week (clap, clap),

Days of the week, days of the week, days of the week (clap, clap).

 

The tune is ‘The Addams Family’.

This is the best video I could find online if you don’t know the tune! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z2Qxjr-xR0

Perhaps you could make a simple calendar to use each day. We change the day, date, month and weather each day.

24.3.20

Sing ‘Old MacDonald had a farm’ with your family. How many animals can you remember that live on the farm?

Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a cow
E-I-E-I-O
With a moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O

23.3.20

Share a story today (and everyday if possible). Model holding the book correctly and point to the text as you read. Encourage your child to have a guess at what might happen next as you read. Can your child remember who was in the story and where it took place? Can they say what happened at the beginning, middle and end?

If necessary, you could watch a story together: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/bedtime-stories 

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Ways to support your child this half term…

  • Talk about animals that live in your garden, the park, nearby, pets in the family. 
  • Help your child to learn the names of common British animals. 
  • Read stories and information about animals.
  • Match animals by name and picture.
  • Begin to group animals together according to things which are the same and things which are different. For example, number of legs, wings, bushy tail, live in water…
  • Play ‘I spy’ but do not say the name of the letter, say the sound.
  • Talk about rhyming words and point them out when sharing books together.
  • Continue to sing lots of nursery rhymes at home.
  • Share a story together every day if possible.
  • Encourage your child to wash their hands independently after using the toilet.

     

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