Please see below for expectations and links to learning.

 

Reading

Maths

Talking

Please read a story daily with your child.

Activities for phonics and reading can be found on Purplemash in the mini mash section.

Please count everyday objects to 20, counting on and back, one more one less, putting items into pairs and counting in 2’s.

Activities can be found in  Purplemash in the mini mash section.

We will provide links to online activities which will encourage you to talk to your child about the topic each day. Activities can be found in Purplemash in the mini mash section.

Click here to access resources to support E-Safety

We are going to continue to set some ideas to support your learning at home and help to keep you busy.  Each week the there will be a different theme.  Each week will be set up in the same way in order to provide opportunities to consistently practise a variety of skills.

Friday 22.05.2020

Good morning guys! I can’t believe that it’s Friday again! I hope you have had the most amazing week and you have spread kindness to your family.  Have a fabulous Friday!

Reading Story Telling: Put your words and actions together.  Use your story map to perform the story of The Smartest Giant in Town.
Maths Jigsaws:  Complete jigsaw puzzles. You can try the jigsaw puzzles on Purple Mash too.  Click on the playing cards and select the jigsaws you would like.
Topic Dough Disco: Click here for Dough Disco video

Practise:

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

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

Thursday 21.05.2020

Good morning everyone! Yesterday, was beautiful bright day filled with sunshine; that always puts a smile on my face.  Let’s hope we have some sunshine today too.  You could listen to stories and draw pictures in your outside space but remember to wear suncream and hat for your head.

Reading Story Map: Using your story map from Tuesday, see if you can add some interesting words that will help make your story interesting when you retell it.

Words you might use: kind, generous, caring, stripy, bright, white, thoughtful, helpful, long, huge, enormous.

Maths Counting: Using objects around your house try counting different amounts, given by a grown up. Challenge yourself to label the amount with the number.
Topic Creative: Make a kindness rainbow.  First make a bright rainbow.  Then create some colourful raindrops (these will need to be big enough to write on).  On each raindrop, write lovely words that you would use to describe yourself or someone in your house.

You might use: caring, kind, generous, thoughtful, brave, selfless, strong, funny….

 

You could also use Purple Mash to draw a brightly coloured rainbow.

Outdoors Water Play: 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 or bubbles to your water.

Wednesday 20.05.2020 

Good morning guys! How are you getting on with your acts of kindness?  I bet you are doing the most amazing job.  I wish I could be with you to listen to all of the lovely things you have been doing.

Reading

Rhyming Rainbows – Listen to the story of “The Smartest Giant in Town”.  When you listen today, see if you can hear some of the rhyming rainbows in the story.  I love this story; the rhymes make it sound so much fun!

Click here to listen to the story.

 

Maths Count from a set – Count vegetables
Topic Writing – Work with the other people who live in your home to think of 5 things that make them very special and extra kind.

Some words that might help you: funny, caring, thoughtful, generous, sharing, helpful, brave, loving, resilient….

Use the words that you think of  to write on petal shapes and create a Kindness Flower.

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 by counting out loud.

 

Tuesday 19.05.2020

Good morning lovely nursery friends.  I hope you are feeling well and are ready to start sharing your acts of kindness.

Reading Story Map: Hopefully you have had the chance to listen to the story The Smartest Giant in Town.  Today, try to make you very own story map (just like you did with the Very Hungry Caterpillar).

Grown ups draw a reverse “s” and encourage children to think of the main parts of the story.  Children draw a picture to represent each part of the story.

Maths Numbers – Make a list of 5 acts of kindness you would like to try today.  Write a number at the beginning of each act:

1 – Pay a compliment

2 – Give a hug

3 – Praise someone

4 – Tidy away

5 – Smile at someone

Topic Kindness string: Now that you have your list of acts of kindness, let’s see if we can keep track and make something beautiful at the same time.

Each time you complete an act of kindness write it on a strip of paper (this can be a bright strip of paper or a white piece of paper using bright writing tools).

When you have written your act of kindness, join your strip to make a loop.

Next time you have completed an act of kindness join it to you last act by looping through the ring.

Eventually, your loop will join together to make a chain of kindness.

Outdoors Obstacle Course: Activity is part of a healthy mind.  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 18.05.2020 

Good morning Nursery friends. I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and are ready for a week of new activities.  This week we are going to focus on having a healthy mind through the power of kindness! You are all so kind so you will be amazing at this job!

Reading Story Time: We are  going to look at the story.  The Smartest Giant in Town.  If you have the book listen to your grown up read it.  Think about how the giant is kind to the animals.

Click here to listen to the story.

Maths Counting: See if you can be kind to your grown up by tidying your toys or laundry.  As you tidy away count the number of objects that you put back.
Topic Talk Time – Talk about how you can be kind to those around you.  Make a list of “Acts of Kindness” and try to complete some random acts from your list.  Tick them off as you go.

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?

 

Friday 15.05.2020 

Good morning guys.  Happy Friday! I hope you have all had a wonderful week and are ready to have some rest and relaxation over the weekend.

Reading Story .Telling: Put your words and actions together.  Use your story map to perform the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Maths Jigsaws:  Complete jigsaw puzzles. You can try the jigsaw puzzles on Purple Mash too.  Click on the playing cards.

Select 4 pieces and choose the butterfly.

Select the 6 pieces and choose the caterpillar.

Topic Dough Disco: Click here for Dough Disco video

Practise:

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

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

Thursday 14.05.2020 

Good morning lovely nursery friends.  I am missing you all so much! I hope that you are all feeling splendid and will manage to enjoy some sunshine today!

Reading Story Telling – Using your story map of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, see if you can think of actions to help you retell the story.  Practise the actions over and over again.
Maths One more/One less: Using the numbers from the story see if you can work out

“How many pieces of fruit would that caterpillar have eaten if he had one more?”

“How many pieces of fruit would that caterpillar have eaten if he had one less?”

Use real fruit or objects (blocks/crayons) to help your counting.

Challenge yourself to write the numbers.

Topic Creative: Create a bright and beautiful butterfly  using different materials.

Remember you can also use PurpleMash to create a piece of art.

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 13.05.2020

Good morning everyone! Hope you are all feeling fabulous and ready for a wonderful Wednesday.

Reading  Story Map – Hopefully, you managed to draw a story map yesterday but, if not, don’t worry.  You can try today.  Once  you have created your story map try and add some key words that will be useful to help you retell the story.
Words you might use: In the light of the moon, hungry, juicy, delicious, sweet, crunchy, tasty, delicious, fat.  
Maths Reading Numbers – Today we are going to work the opposite way to yesterday.  Grown ups: write a number for your children to read; you can help them by saying the number rhyme.  Once children are able to recognise the number encourage children to count out the amount with objects or fingers.  Once children are confident in counting out load encourage them to draw the amount, using fruit/vegetables.

For example – 3: say three, count to 3, get 3 objects, draw 3 plums.

Topic Creative: Make a hungry caterpillar.  Here are some examples that might inspire you.

Remember: You could also use Purple Mash to create a caterpillar picture. 

Outdoors 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 hops.

Tuesday 12.05.2020

Good morning guys! I hope you are well and you are enjoying spending time with your grown ups.  Remember to try your best with your nursery jobs and be helpful by tidying up any mess you make.

Reading Story Map: Create a story map the Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Think about what happened in the beginning, the middle and the end.  Your story map will be drawings to represent each part of the story.

Maths Numbers: Like yesterday, count the different foods the caterpillar eats in the story.  Now can you draw a picture to show the same number.  Challenge yourself: try to write the digit that matches the total.

Topic Sing/Dance: Its’s good for us to get our bodies moving and joining in with actions.  See if you can join in with the caterpillar song and actions.

 

Click here for the caterpillar song.

Outdoors  Obstacle Course: Make a mini course in your outside space from things you already have: plant pots, chairs, skipping ropes.  Can you navigate in and out of the obstacles?  Challenge your grown up to a race. Try racing your grown ups. Who is the fastest.  Try moving in different ways: skip, crawl, run, walk, jump, hop.

Monday 11.05.2020 

Good morning Nursery friends.  I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and are ready for a new week of activities.  This week we are going to look at Very Hungry Caterpillar story.

Reading Story Time: If you have the story then listen to the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar from your grown up.  Enjoy listening to the story and joining in with the repeated language.  If you do not have a copy of the story then you can listen to it hear.

Click here for the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Maths Counting: Count how many of each food the caterpillar eat each day.  If you can, try collecting the real food yourself and counting out.

Remember your Golden Rules for Counting: 

  • Place objects in a straight line
  • Use Peter Pointer to point and touch
  • Count out loud each time you touch an object
  • The last number you say is the total
  • Double check
Topic Chatter Time: Go into your outside space and see if you can see any caterpillars or butterflies.  Talk with your grown ups.

  • What colours can you see?
  • How does it move?
  • What might it eat?
  • What does it look like?
  • How does it 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?

Friday 8.05.2020 

Today is VE Day.  The country will be celebrating this very special event in history so you can too!

News Rounds – What is VE day?

Activities you might try.

 

Have a wonderful day guys!

Thursday 7.05.2020

Good morning guys! I hope you managed to enjoy some sunshine yesterday.  Tomorrow is a very special day so in addition to the activities below you might also want to plan your own house party to celebrate.

Here are some idea that might help.

Listening Relax: Taking time to listen and relax is very important to stay healthy.  Listen carefully to the instructions so that you can relax your body and help your mind stay healthy.

Click here to access Zen Den Mindfulness.

Maths Adding: Using food items see if you can add one more.  Count how man you have in your set.  Then add one more.  How many do you have now?

Remember your Golden Rules for Counting: 

  • Place objects in a straight line
  • Use Peter Pointer to point and touch
  • Count out loud each time you touch an object
  • The last number you say is the total
  • Double check
Topic Creative: Try cutting some fruit and vegetables in half.  Then dip them into paint. Press onto the page and then reveal what is left. Create brightly coloured fruit and vegetable pictures.

Remember you  can also use Purple Mash to create pictures too. 

Outdoors Water Play: 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 6.05.2020

Good morning Nursery friends! I hope you are feeling great today.  Here are some activities to keep you busy today.

Reading Rhyming Rainbows: Practise singing some food rhymes – “10 currant buns”, “10 fat sausages” , “1 potato , 2 potato , 3 potato”

Listen out for words that rhyme.

Listening: It is important to be able to listen and follow instructions. Try the Yoga activity to see if you can concentrate and follow the instructions.

Click here for Bear Hunt Yoga

Maths Puzzles – Complete some of your home jigsaws.  If you don’t have a jigsaw puzzle you could try making one.  Draw a large picture of of a fruit or vegetable and decorate it.  Ask a grown up to cut it into 6 pieces and then try to put it back together.

You could also try the food jigsaws in Purple Mash by clicking the playing cards and selecting the puzzles.

Topic Sentences: Draw a picture of your favourite healthy food.  Think of the reason you love this food so much and say it out loud.  Grown ups – Help children by saying a sentence for them to copy. Say the sentence in as many silly ways as you can.  Encourage children to write a sentence about the foods they love. “I love strawberries because they are sweet.” “I love carrots because they are crunchy.”
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 5.05.2020 

Good morning guys! I miss you so much.  I hope you are feeling well. It looks like it’s going to be a lovely day today – Have fun!

Reading Nursery Rhymes: Practise singing some food rhymes – “10 currant buns”, “10 fat sausages” , “1 potato , 2 potato , 3 potato”

Use real objects to act out your nursery rhyme.  This will help with your counting too.

Maths Count: Using the objects from your nursery rhymes practise counting different amounts of food.
Topic Writing: Label the healthy foods that you can find in your house. You could even draw a picture of some of your favourite healthy food and a write a label to say what they are.  Remember: Perfect pencil grip using Peter Pointer and Tommy Thumb to pick, flick and grip. 
Outdoors Obstacle Course: Use objects from around your garden to create an obstacle course.

Try moving in different ways: hop, crawl, skip, jump.

Try racing your grown ups to see who is the fastest.

Feel your heart before you start and when you have finished – How is it different?

Feel your skin before you start and when you have finished – How is it different?

Listen to your breathing before you start and when you have finished – How is it different?

 

Monday 4.05.2020

Good morning guys! I hope you have had a lovely weekend and are ready for the week ahead.  This week we are going to look at the topic of Healthy Lifestyle.  This means we will be thinking about how to keep our body and mind healthy with food and exercise.

Reading

Reading Labels – Look at the labels and pictures on food in your house.  Use the pictures on the labels to help you read the name of the food.

Maths

Read the number – Use food to place numbers in the shape of a dice face.  Encourage children to recognise the amount.  Challenge to record the amount  as a digit.

Here are the number rhymes to help you for the digit correctly.

http://www.communication4all.co.uk/Numeracy/Number%20Formation%20Rhyme%20Cards.pdf

 

Topic

Talk Time: Talk about the foods you like to eat. What is your favourite fruit? What is your favourite vegetable? What do you like to eat as a special treat?

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?

 

Friday 1.05.2020 

My goodness! It is the beginning of another new month – they are whizzing by.  This month is called May and it is the fifth month of the year.

  • Do you know which month has just ended?
  • Do you know which month will be next?
  • How many months are left in 2020?

Hope you have a great first day of the month!

Reading The Environment: Try reading different labels and logos.  Look at tins or boxes in the cupboards or your toys.

  • Can you find the letters from your name?
  • Do you know any other words that begin with the same sound?
Maths Shape: Find different shapes around your home.  These could be real objects or different shapes that you have drawn.  Try naming the different shapes you have found.

  • Are any the same?
  • Do your shapes have anything in common?
  • Can you make a pattern with your shapes?
Topic Dough Disco: 

Improve your finger strength with dough disco:

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You could make your own playdough:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAIAm6BF0fs

Outdoors Funky Friday: Listen to your favourite music and have a sing and dance.

Thursday 30.04.2020 

Good morning Nursery friends! I hope you are all safe and well.  The weather was a bit colder yesterday but you can still enjoy some outdoors time if you wrap up. Have a wonderful day guys!

Reading

Reading/Listening: Reading is such good fun.  It helps you to relax and enjoy entering your imagination.  Listen to the story of Elmer and the Rainbow! Afterwards, tell your grown up which part was your favourite.

Click here to listen to the story.

Maths

Days of the week: Talk about all of the things you have done this week.  Grown ups: Support children to understand these events are in the past, as they have already happened.  Now, plan the day and explain that this is the future. Challenge yourself to name the days of the week.

 

Do you know the correct order?  Days of the Week Song – Click Here

Topic

Creative: Make a bright and beautiful rainbow using whatever materials you have: paper, pens, crayons, pencils.

Outdoors

Water Play and Science: Try completing a mini science experiment. Click here for more instructions.

Remember to read as much as you can and keep using Purple Mash too.

Wednesday 29.04.2020

Reading Rhyming: Rainbows really do make me smile! Part a beautiful smile is our teeth and it’s very important to look after them; so have a look at this video to help you look after yours.

Click here to listen to the rhyme.

Can you hear the rhyming rainbows? (treat/neat, day/away)

Maths Counting: Go outside today or maybe have a little walk; have a look out for beautiful natural plants or objects with lots of rainbow colours. I wonder if you can find something for every colour of the rainbow? Try counting how many different colour objects you can see: I can see 3 purple tulips.  I can see 4 yellow daffodils, I can see 7 green trees. 
Topic Say/Write a sentence: Remember this week you have been naming the colours in the rainbow and talking about how they make you feel.  See if you can use these ideas to write a sentence.  Grown ups: Say the sentence to children and encourage them to say it back.  Do this over and over again (you can use funny voices too). You can write the sentence for your child or encourage them to write in themselves. You could also encourage children to draw a picture to match the sentence.

Yellow makes me smile. Draw a smiley face.

Red like wobbly jelly. Draw jelly.

Purple like juicy grapes. Draw grapes.

Outdoors Outdoor Counting: Look for objects in your outside space.

  1. Can you find any objects that are the same?
  2. How many different objects can you find?
  3. How many are the same?
  4. Can you arrange your objects so they look they look like the spots on a dice?

 

Remember to read as much as you can and keep using Purple Mash too.

Tuesday 28.04.2020

Good morning guys! The sunshine has been beautiful but no rain yet means that I haven’t seen any rainbows – sad news! I hope you enjoy today’s colourful activities.

Reading Nursery Rhymes – Listen to the nursery rhyme about rainbows: Click here for the rainbow rhyme.

Try singing the song yourself. Now try adding actions to the rhyme.

Maths Counting: Learn to count with number blocks: Click here for a number blocks video.
Topic Drawing and Writing: Use different colour pens/crayons/pencils to create you own rainbow.  Challenge yourself to write the name of the colour (the pen/crayon/pencil that matches the colour.
Outdoors Obstacle Course: Make a mini course in your outside space from things you already have: plant pots, chairs, skipping ropes. Can you navigate in and out of the obstacles? Challenge your grown up to a race.

Remember you can also use Purple Mash to draw a rainbow picture too.

 

Monday 27.04.2020 

Good morning Nursery friends! I hope you have had a lovely weekend and are ready to complete some home learning jobs.  This week our theme will be rainbows.  Just like you: Rainbows are beautiful and always make me smile!

Reading

Story Time: Listen to the story of the Rainbow Fish.  If you have this story at home you can practise holding the book correctly and turning one page at a time.

Click here to listen to the story.

Maths

Colour Sorting: Go on a hunt around your home today.  Can you find objects of all different colours.  Now try sorting your objects so that all of the same colours are together. Count how many you have of each colour.

Topic

Talk Time: Talk about the shape of a rainbow and the colours you can see. Grown ups encourage children to speak in full sentences.  You start by sharing your sentence so that they can copy.

  • Which colour is your favourite? – My favourite colour is…
  • What does each colour remind you of? Yellow reminds me of bananas.
  • How does each colour make you feel? Red makes me feel cosy and warm.

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?