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WEEK BEGINNING 13.7.2020

Good morning guys! Welcome to the start of your final week.  This week our theme is sport! Have a wonderful week.

 

WEEK BEGINNING 6.7.2020 

Good morning Nursery! I hope you have had another wonderful weekend.  It has been very windy!  We are getting very close to the end of your nursery year and next week (on Monday) we are hoping to see lots of your lovely faces so that we can celebrate the good times! Your theme this week is Growing Plants! 

 

WEEK BEGINNING 29.6.2020 

Good morning Nursery! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.  We are missing you so much but are so proud of you for working super hard from home and showing your grown ups how amazing you are.  This week our theme is birds!

 

WEEK BEGINNING 22.6.2020 

Good morning Nursery! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and managed to make some special memories with your favourite people.  This week our theme is Elmer.  Elmer is very special. – just like you!

 

WEEK BEGINNING 15.6.2020

Good morning Nursery friends and welcome to a new week of learning! You might notice that distance learning looks a bit different to previous weeks. This is due to staff and some children now being back in school full time. To access the learning click on the slideshow. You can complete the activities in any order or follow daily suggestions. Enjoy x

 

Friday 12.6.2020 

Good morning everyone and happy Friday! I hope you have had a fabulous week!

Reading Character Description: Choose one of the characters in the story and think about what they are like: clever, smart, hairy, fluffy, stripy.  Now, draw a picture of the character and try to write some of the words around the outside.  Grown up – You can help by writing the words for children to copy.
Maths Jigsaw Puzzles: You can find mini beast jigsaw puzzles on Purple Mash.  Click on the playing cards.  Select the 4 piece puzzle and choose which mini beast puzzle to complete: bee, butterfly, lady bird.
Topic Dough Disco: 

Click here for Incy Wincy Spider Dough Disco

Outdoors Funky Friday: Play your favourite music and songs.  Sing and dance your heart out.

Thursday 11.6.2020

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all safe and well and have been enjoying hunting for tiny creature.  You have probably seen lots of wiggly worms with all this rain!

Reading Story Telling: Use your story map and interesting words to practise retelling the story of “What the Ladybird Heard”, in your own words.  Try adding actions to help you remember.
Maths Jigsaw Puzzles: You can find mini beast jigsaw puzzles on Purple Mash.  Click on the playing cards.  Select the 4 piece puzzle and choose which mini beast puzzle to complete: bee, butterfly, lady bird.
Topic Creative: Create your own mini beast!

 

You can also use the drawing tools on Purple Mash to create a picture of a mini beast.  Click on the door.  Click on the paint mat. Click 2Paint a Picture and off you go!

Outdoors Continue with your small project.

Small Project: See if you can make a Bug Hotel this week.

Click here for instructions

 

Wednesday 10.6.2020

Good morning guys! I hope you are having a lovely a week so far.  Have a great day!

Reading Vocabulary: Today we would like you to try and build your magnificent vocabulary to help your wonderful story telling.  Using your story map from yesterday, try adding some interesting words to each section.

Words you might use: tiny, clever, cunning, evil, terrible, deep, sticky.

Maths Making a Set: Use your number leaves from yesterday to help with this job.  Create some blank lady birds.  Choose a number card, say the number out load, draw the correct number of spots on your ladybird.  Grown ups – encourage children to represent their dots in the form of a dice face.

Topic Sentences: You might want to go out and explore before this job to remind yourself of all the mini beasts that live in our outdoor spaces.  When you have found a creature tell your grown up something about it, using a full sentence.

Things you might say:

A bumble bee is stripy.

A snail has a hard shell.

A spider has long legs.

A worm lives in the soil.

Outdoors Continue with your small project.

Small Project: See if you can make a Bug Hotel this week.

Click here for instructions

Tuesday 9.6.2020 

Good morning lovely nursery friends.  I miss you all so much and hope you and your families are well.  Have a lovely day!

Reading Story Map: Create a story map to help retell the story.  Draw pictures of the main events in the story to help you remember the order that the events happened.

Maths Reading/Writing Numbers: Now that you have practised counting the spots see if you can read or write the numeral to match.

Grown ups you can create leaves with each number written on.  Encourage children to match the ladybird to the correct leaf.   If children are confident, they could make their own number leaves.

Topic Write a word: Draw a picture of any mini beasts you found on your bug hunt. Challenge yourself to write the name of the mini beast underneath.
Outdoors Small Project: See if you can make a Bug Hotel this week.

Click here for instructions

 

Monday 8.6.2020

Good morning nursery friends.  I hope you are feeling well rested and ready for a brand new week! This week we are going to focus in ladybirds and other mini beasts.

Reading Story Time: What the Ladybird Heard. 

If you have a copy of this story enjoy listening to a grown up share it with you.  If not yo can listen to it here.

Think about that characters in the story and how they might feel.

What the Ladybird Heard story.

Maths Counting – Grown ups: Draw some ladybirds and add spots.  Encourage children to use Peter Pointer to touch each spot and count out loud.

Topic Talk Time – Talk about the different mini beasts you know.  Think about:

Do they have legs? How many?

Do they have wings?

Where do they live?

Outdoors Bug Hunt:Search your outside space.  How many mini beasts can you find? 

You might need to dig a little or lift up rocks or pieces of wood. Look closely at the creatures that you find to see what is special about them. REMEMBER: Be gentle with the creatures and put them back you found them (that is their home).

 

NOTE – MAKE SURE YOU WASH YOUR HANDS WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED EXPLORING. 

 

Friday 5.6.2020

Hi guys.  I hope you have had a lovely week and are ready for a well earned rest.  Here are your Friday activities.

 

Reading Story Telling: Use your Whatever Next map and interesting words to retell the story all by yourself.  Show your grown ups how amazing you are at remembering what happens in the story and using fabulous vocabulary!
Maths Numbers: Use Purple Mash.  Click in the playing cards on the table. Click along to “Pairs Game 8 Cards”.  Choose the number option.  Click to turn the card over and try to match the numbers that are the same.  Say the number out loud.
Topic Dough Disco:

Improve your finger strength with dough disco:

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splat, squeeze, roll, pinch it, nip it.

Outdoors Funky Friday: Play your favourite music and songs.  Sing and dance your heart out.

Thursday 4.06.2020 

Good morning my nursery super stars! I hope you are all feeling fantastic and ready for a new day!

Reading Story Telling: Use your Whatever Next map and interesting words to retell the story i your own words. Try adding actions to help you remember the story
Maths Numbers: Use Purple Mash.  Click in the playing cards on the table. Click along to “Pairs Game 8 Cards”.  Choose the number option.  Click to turn the card over and try to match the numbers that are the same.  Say the number out loud.
Topic Creative;  Create your own awesome rocket.  Remember that you can use the draw a picture part of Purple Mash if you would like.

 

Outdoors Water Play – Can you fill the container? Can you empty the container? When is the container half full?

You could use warm water with bubbles.  You could also add food colouring to your water

Wednesday 3.06.2020

Good morning everyone! I hope you are having a lovely week so far. Today is day 3 of 5!

Reading Story Language: Listen to the story of Whatever Next.  Today try and add some interesting words to your story.

Maths Numbers: Using your 5 little space men try writing the numbers to label each space man (1 – 5).  Can you also draw dots, like on a dice to show the amount?

Topic Say/Write a sentence: Baby Bear needs a telescope to look out for all of the amazing things in space. Can you make a space telescope for Baby Bear to use?

Imagine you are Baby Bear – Think about what you might see on your journey to space and say it in a full sentence:

On the way I saw…

From my rocket I could see…

As I travelled I noticed…

Outdoors Outdoor Counting – Make a chalk hopscotch in your outside space. Use a small stone and roll it into a square. Say the number the stone lands on. Hop scotch to the number. Remember to count your jumps.

 

Tuesday 2.06.2020

Good morning guys! I hope you are all feeling well and ready to complete some learning jobs today.

Reading Story Mapping: Create a story map of the story Whatever Next.  Draw a picture to represent the main parts of the story  This will help you retell the story later.

Maths Count a small set: Use the counting song 5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer to practise your counting.  First of all create 5 men for your flying saucer and place them in a line.  Then sing the song.  Each time you sing the song correctly count the number of men.
Topic Write a word: Create an astronaut to travel into space.  Give your astronaut a name tag.  Write the name of the astronaut on the name tag.

Outdoors Obstacle Course: Create an obstacle course in your outside space so the you can move in different ways.  Try – crawling, skipping, running, jumping, hopping, kicking, catching.

 

Monday 1.06.2020

Good Morning Nursery friends! I hope you have had a wonderful half term and have enjoyed the beautiful sunshine.  Today is the beginning of new month.  It is the month of June.  Do you know what month it was last month? Do you know what month it will be next month? Does anyone have a birthday to celebrate this month? It is such an exciting time – I love the Summer!

At the weekend, a rocket was launched into space.  This is the first, in America, for a very long time: 10 years! There are real life astronauts on board – what an adventure! This week our theme will be space and the story “Whatever Next” by Jill Murphy. Have an amazing day.

Reading Story Time: Whatever Next by Jill Murphy 

If you have a copy of this story share it with your grown ups.   Think about how to hold a book and how many pages to turn at a time.  Use the pictures to help tell the story.

If you don’t have the story book, you can listen to it here.

Whatever Next – Listen to the story.

Maths Counting Song: Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer

Sing the song.  You could even make your own props to act out the rhyme.

Topic Talk Time: Watch the rocket launch into space.

Click here to watch the launch on BBC Newsround.

Now talk with your grown up:

  • What did you see?
  • What happened?
  • How do you think they felt?
  • How would you feel?
Outdoors Hidden Treasure: Different objects hidden around your outside/inside space. Hunt for the objects.  How many can you find? Can you name the object? Do you know what it is used for?

How would you explain this object to an alien?