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Welcome nursery class to the home learning hub. Hope you enjoy the activities!

Monday 1st June 2020 

Smiley - Wikipedia

Reception New Starters 

To help get your child ready for starting Reception in September this week we are going to think about developing your child's skills at getting dressed.  This is a really tricky skill to develop, and will make it much easier for you child when they start school in September if they can organise and put on their own clothes.  

For the first few terms we put hula hoops of the floor to help the children keep their clothes in one space (the last thing that you will want is lost PE Kits and uniform).  This helps them understand that they need to keep in one space when they are getting change, and that their clothes need to be kept together in that space. 

This week have fun with getting dressed and undressed.  You could make it into a race by timing it and seeing how quickly they can do it.  You could use a hula hoop if you have one at home, or make a square using some masking tape to mark out the space they have to keep their clothes in.  

If it is too much changing all their clothes in one go, start with putting a t-shirt on, and building up to putting all their clothes on. 

A little bit of practice makes the world of difference. 

You can also check out some of the great activities on the link below. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-early-years/z6bgnrd

 

Rhyme of the week is: The ants are marching ...

The ants go marching one by one song - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S__fbCGwOM

SONG LYRICS

The ants go marching one by one.
Hoorah! Hoorah!
The ants go marching one by one.
Hoorah! Hoorah!
The ants go marching one by one.
The little one eats a juicy plum.
And they all go marching down to the ground.
To get out of the rain.
Yum, yum, yum!

The ants go marching two by two.
Hoorah! Hoorah!
The ants go marching two by two.
Hoorah! Hoorah!
The ants go marching two by two.
The little one drinks some apple juice.
And they all go marching down to the ground.
To get out of the rain.
Yum, yum, yum!

Activities Linked to the Rhyme 

Remember to use your eyes only to watch the ants, because if they wee on you it will really sting! 

Have fun with your learning! 

Mrs Clarkson 

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Monday 18th May 2020 

Super worm bedtime story - YouTube

Activities for Children Starting School in September 

If you are starting school in September, ho about trying some of the activities that you can find by clicking on the link below.  They are based around the story Super Worm, don't worry if you don't take the book, click on  the first book to hear the story.  Have fun! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jnk3XApKBg

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Rhyme of the week: There's a worm at the bottom of my garden 

There's a worm at the bottom of my garden,
And his name is Wiggly Woo.
There's a worm at the bottom of my garden
And all that he can do
Is wiggle all day and wiggle all night--
The neighbours say what a terrible fright!
There's a worm at the bottom…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5NEdQ904jY

Activities Linked to the Rhyme 

  • Using your play dough can you make some different length wiggly worms? 
  • In your garden, ask a grown up if you can go on a worm hunt, can you find any wiggly worms?  Where do they like to go? 
  • If your adult is willing why not follow the link and make your own home wormery and see how the worms move through the different layers.  Remember it's important that they don't get too hot!http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/gardening_with_children/homegrownprojects_watchworms.shtml or look at the wormery on  https://runwildmychild.com/wormery/
  • In the lovely sunshine it's great to go outside, if you have a tray or a big container using some cooked spaghetti add some paint or food colouring and explore how it feels.  You could even use it to make pictures by printing with your coloured pasta. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtqo9173vr8
  • Look around your home, can you find any books about worms?  Share the books that you find with an adult 
  • Find different sized pieces of play dough worms or pasta worms and use the language of longer and shorter.  Can you put them into order of size?

Playing with rainbow coloured spaghetti - Laughing Kids Learn   Mini wormery / RHS Campaign for School Gardening  Play Dough Activity Mats Busy Bag: Printables! | Playdough, Busy bags

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Monday 11th May 2020 

St Albans Girls' School - Rainbows: Guiding Children and Young ...

Good morning, I hope that you all had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend? It was lovely to see photographs of the teddy bears picnics on Tapestry.  Remember you can add photos and short videos or how your home learning is going.  

Remember you can choose how many activities you choose to join in with. 

Staying Active 

When it's raining it is far harder to stay active!  How about trying some of the links below? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMqHy-KvDP0

https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-8th-may-all-wk3-5

Developing Finger Strength 

This is really important as it helps develop finger strength in preparation for writing.  Using pegs, is a great activity, clipping them around the edge of the plate or using them to pick up objects.

You could make up your own dough disco, or join in with the one below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9nbkv1ZOJ4

Rhyme of the week 

Dr Foster went to Gloucester

Doctor Foster went to Gloucester
In a shower of rain
He stepped in a puddle
Right up to his middle
And never went there again!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-doctor-foster-went-to-gloucester/zhkf6v4

Activities Linked to the Rhyme 

  • Can you make up your own actions for this rhyme?  You could find items from around your home to help you act it out!  It is a funny rhyme! 
  • Make a rainy day painting, using watered paint put some drops on a piece of paper and then see how you can make it move, by blowing the droplets with a straw.  You could then add different coloured paint drops and make them move with your straw. 
  • Using some empty yoghurt pots, or an empty paper cup, put some small items like dried peas or pasta into it.  Then cover the top, you can decorate it any way you like, using paint, or stickers, or colouring it in.  Then have fun making rain music! 
  • If your grown up agrees, how about putting some wellies on and using a watering can, go outside and try to make your own puddles.  You can use chalk to draw around the outline of the puddle, can you make the puddle bigger? 
  • Look at some of the books that you have at home and listen to them with a grown up.  Can you hear any rhymes?  Rain and again rhyme, if words have the same sounds at the end they rhyme.  How many rhymes can you find? 
  • Rainy, wet and cold days are great for cooking treats.  With your grown up think of a treat that would have made Dr Foster feel better after falling into the enormous puddle. 
  • Dr Foster got very wet, I hope that Dr Foster didn't get poorly!  Can you pretend to be a doctor and try and make some of your toys better?  You could make bandages to wrap them up in, and wrap them up in bed so that they are comfortable. 
  • After the rain, sometime we get rainbows, you could learn the rainbow song, or make your own rainbow pictures. 

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Have fun! 

Mrs Clarkson

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Forget-Me-Not Flowers - How To Grow Forget-Me-Nots

Good morning, I hope that you are all well and enjoying your home learning.  This is a short week, but I'm going to put a lot of activities for you to explore this week.  Remember, you don't need to complete all the activities, just choose the ones that you want to do. 

Rhyme of the week: Teddy Bears Picnic 

Lyrics 

If you go down in the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise
If you go down in the woods today
You'd better go in disguise!

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain
Because today's the day the
Teddy Bears have their picnic

Picnic time for Teddy Bears
The little Teddy Bears are having
A lovely time today
Watch them, catch them unawares
And see them picnic on their holiday

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/my-pet-and-me-teddy-bear-picnic?collection=nursery-rhymes

Activities Linked to the Rhyme 

Some of these activities will link into VE Day on Friday. 

  • Learn the lyrics to the rhyme and add your own actions in 
  • Select some of your soft toys and act out a pretend teddy bears picnic
  • Create some picnic decorations, you could make bunting to hang around for your picnic by cutting paper into triangles, then colouring or painting them red, and blue, leave a few blank and they can be the white.  With your grown up, fix the flags to a piece of string so they can hang up
  • Create some little flags to wave, you could use the Union Flag, or even make up one of your own.  With a grown up look at different flags online. What would you like to see on a flag? 
  • When teddy bears go on a picnic, they have fun and play lots of games, with your families try some of these picnic games: I spy, musical chairs, musical statues, have a best dressed bear competition, bear hunt, let the grown ups hide the  teddy bears and go on a hunt to find your teddy bear, bears and lumberjacks game, all the children pretend to be lumberjacks in the forest by miming chopping, a grown up shouts 'the bears are coming' and all the lumberjacks have to lie down very still on the ground, the grown ups start doing ridiculous bear acting and anyone who giggles or moves has to become one of the bears and join in the bear acting next time round
  • Decorate and make invitations for the people you live with to go to your picnic
  • You could make individual sandwich bags for everyone who goes to your picnic, drawing pictures on them, sticking stickers to decorate, and importantly writing their names on! 
  • Cook some delicious food for your picnic, biscuits, cakes, or sausage rolls, sandwiches, you could talk to your grown ups about what you like to eat in your picnics
  • Can you create some fantastic bear art?  
  • Can you make a bear with your play dough? Or make bear paw prints? 

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Sweet Snacks For Your Teddy Bear Picnic! - 800Bear - Plush ThoughtsTeddy Bear Cake Serves 20 - 24 | Morrisons Food to Order

 

How about having a go at the Dough Disco, have a look at the link below, can you follow the moves with your dough, it is great to build up finger strength, ready to write! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br890A4LLJU

If we had been in school, we would have been joining in with lots of activities around VE Day on Friday.  It is 75 years since the first VE Day, when the UK and allies celebrated the end of War in Europe.  It was a happy and sad day at the same time. People had parades and street parties, today we are in lock down, but here are some ideas that you could still try at home.  Remember you can post photos or short videos of your activities on your Tapestry account. 

VE Day 75 Stay at Home Street Party - Voluntary Action Rotherham ...

Have a lovely week!  

Mrs Clarkson 

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Monday 27th April 2020

10 Best English Bluebell Woods To Visit April & May

Good morning!  I hope that you all enjoyed the sunshine this weekend?  This week we are going to be focusing on the song 'The wheels on the bus'. 

The wheels on the bus - BBC Teach

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

Activities Linked to the Rhyme 

  • Learn the song and add in your own actions, can you make some props at home for the different people on the bus. 
  • Can you make your own bus?  You could make one big enough to sit inside?  Or a small bus for your cuddly toys. 
  • Using large pieces or paper, or small pieces of paper joined together, have a go at creating a map for the bus route, add the places that the bus could stop on your map, would it stop at school? The shops?  The beach? 
  • With some paint roll the wheels of your toy cars and look at the different print marks that they make with their wheels, look at different vehicles by using different coloured paint. 
  • Create a garage role play, think about all the things that you will need to fix different vehicles and maybe make a pretend petrol pump. 
  • Use your cuddly toys to count on and off the bus.  You can practise your counting and create numbered tickets for them to get on the bus. 
  • Find any books that you have at home with buses in, and share them with your adults. 
  • Make your own traffic lights and use them to play a moving game, slowing actions down when the amber light shows, speeding up for the green and stopping for the red light. 
  • Have a go at making some edible wheels!  Try to make these fun pizza pinwheels. https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/pizza-pinwheels.html

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Monday 20th April 2020 

Sunshine Press - Sunshine Press updated their profile picture ...

Hello Nursery!  I hope that you all had a super Easter and found lots of chocolate!  

This week we will be learning a new Nursery Rhyme.  Below are a wide range of activities for you to explore with your child.  You don't need to complete all the activities below, choose 1 or even 2 a day and have fun! 

Rhyme of the Week! 

Five little ducks went swimming one day

Five little ducks went swimming one day - BBC Teach

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-five-little-ducks-went-swimming-one-day/z43xwty

FIVE little ducks went swimming one day,
Over the hill and far away.
Mamma duck said: 'Quack, quack, quack, quack!'
And only FOUR little ducks came back.

FOUR little ducks went swimming one day,
Over the hill and far away.
Mamma duck said: 'Quack, quack, quack, quack!'
And only THREE little ducks came back.

THREE little ducks went swimming one day,
Over the hill and far away.
Mamma duck said: 'Quack, quack, quack, quack!'
And only TWO little ducks came back.

TWO little ducks went swimming one day,
Over the hill and far away.
Mamma duck said: 'Quack, quack, quack, quack!'
And only ONE little duck came back.

ONE little duck went swimming one day,
Over the hill and far away.
Mamma duck said: 'Quack, quack, quack, quack!'
And all her five little ducks came back.

Activities 

  • Act out the song and learn the lyrics, can you make up your own actions for it?  
  • Go on a scavenger hunt around your home, can you find a big bit of fabric to use for the water? Can you find any soft toys to be the ducks? 
  • Make your own puppets or props to act out the song, can you make a duck?  
  • Using a tray of water or a bowl, explore different materials that float and sink.  Can a pencil float?  Does a stone sink?  You could explore items that you find on your walks this week and see if they float or sink. 
  • Create some duck art.  You could draw or paint a duck.  I like the picture below using a foot, if you are feeling brave! 
  • Make some duck biscuits!  You could act out the song with them and then make them disappear. 
  • Make a duck counting egg box and start to link your numbers to the amount of ducks, you could play a game covering the ducks up and taking a few away and then working out how many are left.  Make sure that you count them accurately! 
  • Look at your books at home, can you find any more about ducks?  Why not listen to one of them with an adult? 
  • Write a label for your duck work.
  • See if you can spot any ducks when you go out for your walk. 
  • Look at the website phonics play, using the phase one phonics section practise your brilliant listening skills. 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

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Monday 30th March 2020 

Hello Nursery!  Each week we will post a wide range of activities for you to explore with your child.  You don't need to complete all the activities below, choose 1 or even 2 a day and have fun! 

It's been great to hear how well you're all getting on with the playdough.

Sunshine Press - Sunshine Press updated their profile picture ...

Rhyme of the Week 

Incy Wincy Spider

Incy Wincy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
So, Incy Wincy spider went up the water spout again

Incy Wincy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
So, Incy Wincy spider went up the water spout again

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-incy-wincy-spider/zr4yt39

Activities 

  • Think about the words, and add in your own actions.  using the things that you have at home can you make a spider? 
  • What could you use for the rain and the sun? 
  • Use your creative and imaginative skills to make props to go with the lyrics. 
  • With your grown ups you  could put on your own show of the story of Incy Wincy Spider. 
  • You could think about what the spider will do when they reach the top of the pipe. I wonder why they want to?  
  • You can make chocolate spiders with melted chocolate and biscuits (they are delicious). 
  • Or make climbing spiders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y40rSGhZ4Yk
  • Count how many legs a spider has and make them some shoes. 
  • Weave a web for your spider, using a paper circle and some wool, or with a few sticks bound together. 
  • Go on a spider hunt around your house or garden.  Be careful of the spiders!  Did you find any? 
  • Have you got any books about spiders at home?  Or with an adult can you find out about spiders on the internet? 
  • Can you draw a picture to show the story in the rhyme? 
  • Can you write a label for the spider? 

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Playdough 

Using your play dough try and join in with the Incy Wincy Spider, dough disco.  If you can't get the internet at home think of your own actions to move the dough to the rhyme.  Try and include actions such as rolling, patting, making a ball, and squeezing the dough.  Have fun.    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSBO8N4ctJg

Physical Development 

It's really important to stay as active as you can at the moment.  Going for a walk with a grown is a great way to get exercise. How about trying one of the activities below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAT5NiWHFIU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_A_HjHZxfI&t=708s

 Have fun learning!  Remember these are only suggested activities you don't need to try all of them, only the ones you want to.

Mrs Clarkson