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12/02/21

Good morning nursery.

Today is our last day before the half term holiday.  You have all worked very hard and I am very proud of you.

You have really earned your week off. 

Whilst we are on holiday there will be two traditional celebrations which under normal circumstances we would have celebrated in school.  On Sunday, it will be Valentines day and next Tuesday it will be shrove Tuesday (pancake day).  Today we will be reading a story about pancakes, Mr Wolf's Pancakes.  it is one of my favourite stories.

As always, I would like you to start your day by practicing writing your name using your name card and pen from your pack.

 

When you have done that, I would like you to say the days of the week with your grown-up. 

What day is it today?

Have a look outside.

What is the weather like?

 

When you have done that, I would like you look at the PowerPoints of the story below (sorry it wouldn't fit on one).

 

Discussion points

Who did Mr Wolf ask to help him read?

What ingredients did Mr Wolf need to make pancakes?

Mr Wolf didn't have the ingredients in his cupboard so What did he need to write?

Who did Mr Wolf ask to help him with his writing?

What did Mr Wolf need to buy his ingredients?

Who did he ask to help him count his money?

What did Mr Wolf need to carry his shopping?

Who wouldn't let him borrow a basket?

Where did he go to get his ingredients?

What did Mr Wolf buy from the shop?

Who did Mr wolf ask to help him make the pancakes?

What did Mr Wolf's neighbours smell?

What did the neighbours do?

What did Mr Wolf do?

 

Next I would like you to draw a picture of your favourite part of the story.

 

Your next activity is to make some pancakes.

 

You will need

 

100 grams of plain flour

2 eggs

300mls of milk

 

If you don't have the ingredients, you may need to make a shopping list and go shopping.

 

With help from your grown-up, measure all your ingredients into a large bowl and mix them all  together.

 

What does your pancake batter look like?

What does it smell like?

 

You will need to sit somewhere safe whilst your grown-up cooks the pancakes for you.

  

Once they are cooked you can add your own topping.  My favourite is lemon juice and a bit of sugar Yum Yum!

Enjoy your pancakes

 

 

Ruby's home learning

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Good afternoon nursery.

Your challenge for this afternoon is is a physical PE challenge.  I would like you to click on the link below which will take to Cosmic Kids Yoga - Cracker the Dragon

Have a lovely half term break. 

Mrs Jones 

11/02/21

Good morning nursery.

Yesterday I received some lovely photos and videos of Ruby's home learning, well done Ruby. Also a big well done to the children who are attending zoom sessions and to the children in school. You are all amazing! smiley

 

As always, I would like you to start your day by practicing writing your name using your name card and pen from your pack.

 

When you have done that, I would like you to say the days of the week with your grown-up. 

What day is it today?

Have a look outside.

What is the weather like? 

 

Your first challenge this morning is an understanding of the world and expressive art and design activity.  We will be learning about the Chinese New Year tradition of the Lion Dance and the Dragon Dance.  I would like you to start by looking at the images below.

  

 

The Dragon Dance

Dragon dances are performed at New Year to scare away evil spirits.

During the dance the performers hold poles and raise and lower the Dragon.

Sometimes one man has a 'Pearl of Wisdom' on a pole which the Dragon follows to the beat of a drum, as if searching for wisdom and knowledge.

It is believed that longer dragons are more lucky than shorter dragons.

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The Lion Dance

New Year street celebrations often include a performance of the lion dance which is thought to bring good luck.

There are usually two dancers. One acts as the head and the other the body.

They dance to a drum, cymbals and a gong. 

The lion dancers need to be very fit.

As the lion moves from place to place he looks for some green vegetables such as lettuce which are hung above the doors of houses or businesses. Hidden in the leaves is a red packet of money.

The lion eats the lettuce and red packet. He then scatters lettuce leaves to symbolize a fresh start for the new year and the spreading of good luck.

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Did you enjoy watching the dancers?

 

Which dance did you like the most?

 

What musical instruments could you hear?

 

I have put an audio track of Chinese music below. 

 

Using the mask that you made yesterday, Can you create your own Lion or Dragon Dance?

 

You could video your dance and sent it to me via my school email.

Thank you

 

 

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For your phonics activity this morning, I would like you to look at the pictures below. 

Which pictures begin with the i sound?

Once you have finished, I would like you to have a look at the video clip below. 

When you have finished, I would like you to look around your house and see if you can find things that begin with the i sound. 

Can you take a photo or draw of some of the things that you find? 

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Good afternoon nursery.

Your challenge for this afternoon is a maths (shape) and physical (fine manipulative) activity.

For this activity, you will need either some ready made playdough or you can make your own.

 

If you are making your own dough, you will need -

1 cup of flour

Half a cup of salt

Water to mix

 

You can colour your dough if you wish with either a drop of food colouring or a splash of ready mixed paint, however this is not essential.

 

Mix your flour and salt together and add water a little at a time, until you have dough.

 

Use your dough to make spheres cubes, cuboids, cones, pyramids and cylinders.

 

This is a really good way to investigate the properties of the shapes.  Discuss how to make the faces flat and how to form the corners and points of your shapes.

It is also an excellent way to develop fine manipulative skills and it is really good fun.

 

Your final activity for today is another maths/physical activity that we have been doing in class. 

It is very simple but the children really enjoy it. 

All you need is numbers 1 - 5 or 1 - 10 (depending on your child's ability) written on pieces of paper and some clothes pegs. 

Choose a number and clip the matching number of pegs to it.

I have put some pictures of the children in class enjoying this activity below. 

Have fun

Mrs Jones

Ruby's home learning

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10/02/21

Good morning nursery.

This morning, I would like you to start your day by practicing writing your name using your name card and pen from your pack.

 

When you have done that, I would like you to say the days of the week with your grown-up. 

What day is it today?

Have a look outside. 

What is the weather like today? 

 

Yesterday we learned about the story of how the Chinese Zodiac was created. 

Today we are going to learn about how Chinese New Year is celebrated in china and around the world.

I would like you to start by looking at the PowerPoint below.

Next I would like you to watch the video below.

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What colours did you see in the video?

Which Chinese New Year traditions did you see?

What was the best thing that you saw?

Why?

 

Now I would like you to draw a picture of your favourite part of the video. 

Think about the colours you need to use to help your picture represent what you have just seen.

Tell your grown-up why you liked it so that they can write it on your picture.

For your phonics activity today, I would like you to play a game of musical corners.

 

For this activity you will need

4 pieces of paper, each with one of the following sounds written on it s, a, t, p

Some sort of music player, either a musical instrument or music played on a phone

Space to run of dance, either indoors or outdoors.

 

Spread the pieces of paper with the sounds written on them somewhere in your space.

 

As your grown-up plays music you can dance or run about.

When the music stops your grown-up will shout out the name of one of the sounds.

You need to run to that sound.

Repeat shouting a different sound.

 

 

When you have finished playing the sounds game, I would like you to click on the link below.  Watch the video clip.  Listen to the sounds. 

Can you hear the words?

Good afternoon nursery.

Your first challenge for this afternoon is a Maths (3d shape) activity.

First I would like you to complete the little quiz below. 

Can you remember the names of the 3d shapes we have been learning about this week?

Next, I would like you to look through your kitchen cupboards to find a selection of cuboid boxes.

 

How many boxes have your found?

 

Look together at the boxes. 

 

Do they all have rectangle faces or do some have square faces?

Can you put the boxes with 6 rectangle faces in one plie and those with some square faces in another pile? 

Which pile has the most cuboid boxes? 

Can you take a photo of your piles of boxes?

Your last challenge for today is a expressive arts and design activity. 

I would like you to create your own Chinese Dragon or Lion mask.

You can use any materials you like or have available. 

Your Dragon could be a larger scale junk modelling activity, where you make a dragon head. 

Tomorrow you are going to use your mask/dragon head to create your own Dragon or Lion dance. 

When you have finished, you can take a photo and send it to me via my school email, then I can put your creation on our class page.  I have put some pictures below to give you some ideas.

Happy creating

Mrs Jones.

Samuel's home learning

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09/02/21

Good morning nursery.

I received some lovely photos of Samuel's and Alfie's home learning yesterday.  Thank you, I have put them underneath today's.

This week, we will be learning about Chinese New Year. 

Each year Chinese New Year starts somewhere between late January and early February. 

The date changes from year to year because it follows an ancient calendar which is based on phases of the moon. 

This year it begins on Friday 12th February and lasts for 15 days. 

Each year is named after one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. 

The Power Point below tells the story of how the order of the animals was decided many, many year ago. 

This year is The Year of the Ox.

 

Discussion points

Can you name the 12 animals in the story?

 

What did the Emperor decide that the animals should do?

 

Whose back did the cat and the rat jump on at the beginning of the story?

 

What did the rat do once he reached the other side of the river?

 

Who came 1st and 2nd?

 

What happened to the cat?

 

The rabbit came 4th but how did he cross the river?

 

What kind thing did the dragon do?

 

Who wriggled and slithered in front of the horse?

 

The Monkey, Rooster and goat worked together as a team but how did they cross the river?

 

The dog liked the clean water in the river so much that he decided to do what in it?

 

Why was the pig last?

 

Why was the poor cat too late to have a year named after him?

 

Now, I would like you to draw a picture of the race between the animals. 

Remember you need to show 12 animals in your picture.

 

Can you talk to your grown-up about your picture?

 

Can you name all the animals?

 

Phonics this morning is an outdoor activity which, can be done either during a walk or from your outdoor area.

We are still working on voice sounds but also focusing on listening skills.

 

Your challenge today is to play a game similar to I spy but you are going to say 'I hear with my little ears'.

 

Whilst you are out, I would like you to listen carefully to the sounds that you can hear. 

You may hear the wind blowing, cars, sirens, rain, children playing, people talking or dogs barking.

 

If you are in shops, you may hear tills beeping, foot steps, shopping trollies clanging, music playing or bags rustling. 

I would like you to talk about the sounds that you can hear and to try to make the sounds with your voices.

 

Don't forget to wrap up, it is really chilly today

Thank you 

Good afternoon nursery.

In our maths this afternoon, we will be continuing learning about 3d shapes. 

Yesterday, we learned about Cubes, Cuboids, Spheres and Cylinders.

Can you find two objects shaped like each of the 3d shapes we have learned about?

 

Now look at the pictures of the two shapes below.

 

Look at the pictures below. 

What shapes are these objects?

Can you find any Cones and Pyramids in your house?

Your final challenge for today is an expressive art and design activity. 

I would like you to make a Chinese lantern.

You will need a piece of A4 paper

a pencil and ruler

Scissors

tape

Coloured pens

Glue

Home made decorations, sparkles or stickers. 

  

Ask your grown up to help you to draw some lines on your paper with the pencil and ruler

Then fold your paper in half.
Next, cut along the lines carefully (with help)

Then open out your paper.  Curl it round so that the edges meet and join the edges together with tape.

Add a handle made from a strip of paper.

Finally decorate your lantern.

Have fun,

Mrs Jones

Alfie's home learning

Samuel's home learning

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08/02/21

Good morning nursery.  I hope you have had a lovely weekend.  I received some lovely photos of Sophia's and Alfie's home learning.  Well done to both of you. 

It's our last week before half term and we have all had a very busy few weeks.  Well done to all of you and to your parents for coping so well in this difficult and very different situation. 

Whether you have been in school full time, part time or working from home, thank you for your hard work, understanding and participation. 

 

This morning, I would like you to start your day by practicing writing your name using your name card and pen from your pack.

 

When you have done that, I would like you to say the days of the week with your grown-up. 

What day is it today?

Have a look outside. 

What is the weather like today? 

 

Your challenge for this morning is a literacy/communication and language activity.

 

I would like you to chat with your grown-up about the things you have done during the weekend.

When you have done that, I would like you to choose your favourite part of the weekend and draw a picture to represent it.  You can have a go at your own writing, telling your grown-up what you have written so that they can give meaning to the marks that you have made.

Next I would like you to go the the school videos page which you can access by clicking on children's information - school videos - once there, scroll down to nursery and watch the video - 

08/02/21 Handwriting p morning.

 

For this activity you will need paper and either a pencil or a felt tip pen.

 

Once you have finished your handwriting, as a recap on your phonics from Friday, I would like you to make a collection of things that begin with the p sound. 

 

You can either take a photo of your collection or draw a picture of the things that you have found and take a photo of your work. Photos can be sent to me via email at jennifer.jones@salford.gov.uk  Remember you can send regular photos of the work that you do at home to me in this way. 

Thank you Mrs Jones

Good afternoon nursery

Your Maths challenge this afternoon is going to follow on from our zoom session, where I will introduce some 3d (3 dimensional shapes).

You will need some items from around your house that are shaped like 

a cube (a brick, a dice etc)

a cuboid a box, a brick etc)

a sphere (an orange, a ball etc)

a cylinder (a tin, a packet of biscuits etc)

These will be used to remind you what each shape looks like.

When you have looked at and named each shape. I would like you take each shape in turn and go on a shape hunt around your house/garden. 

How many cubes, cuboids, spheres and cylinders can you find in your home? 

Can you draw a picture in your book of each item you find? 

Put your items into groups. 

How many cubes, cuboids, spheres and cylinders have you found? 

Finally, look at the pictures below. 

What shape are each of these household items?

 

 

Your last challenge for today is and Expressive arts and design (music) activity.

Can you make your own musical instrument?

You might want to make a shaker, a drum, a guitar or something else of your own choice. There are some pictures below to give you some ideas.

Here are some resources you may want to use.

Remember you can think of your own ideas too.

Kitchen roll

Elastic bands of different thicknesses

Plastic or paper cups Boxes of different size

Lentils or other dried beans

Tissue paper

Scissors Glue Tape

Draw a picture of your creation.

Can you explain to a member of your household how you made it?

 

Can you play your instrument to the audio track below?

Start by playing along to the beat of the music. 

The beat is the pulse of a piece of music, like a heart beat.

 

Cobbler  Cobbler  mend my  shoe.

Tap      Tap      Tap        Tap

 

Get it    done by  half past  two.

Tap       Tap      Tap        Tap

 

Now can you play along to the rhythm of the music. 

The rhythm is the pattern of long and short sounds in music. 

In this piece of music, the tune.

 

Cobbler     Cobbler    mend    my   shoe.

Tap Tap    Tap Tap    Tap     Tap  Tap

 

Get   it     done   by   half   past   two.

Tap   Tap   Tap   Tap  Tap   Tap    Tap

 

Enjoy your music making,

Mrs Jones

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Sophia's Home learning

Alfie's Home learning

05/02/21

Good morning nursery. 

We have had a busy week both at home and at school.  Today is the last day of our current topic and next we will be learning about Chinese New Year which begins on 12th February. 

We will also look at Shrove Tuesday, 16th February and we will be making some valentines crafts as all these occasions fall over the half term break.

 

Today I would like you to start by practicing writing your name using your name card and pen from your pack.

 

When you have done that, I would like you to say the days of the week with your grown-up. 

What day is it today?

Have a look outside. 

What is the weather like today?

 

Your challenge for today is and Expressive Arts and Design activity.  I would like you to make a bottle penguin. 

You will need -

  • A large plastic bottle.
  • Cotton wool or tissue to stuff your bottle.
  • paper and black paint or felt pens orange paint or felt pens.
  • Glue or tape.
  • Either googly eyes or paper to make them yourself.

 

  • Start by removing the label from your bottle.
  • Fill your bottle with tissue or cotton wool.
  • Screw on the lid.
  • Cut out a pair of wings, a pair of flipper-like feet and a beak.
  • Colour or paint the feet and beak orange and the wings black, on both sides of the paper.
  • Glue or tape them in place.
  • Make your penguins eyes and glue them in place on the bottle lid.

 

Take a photo of you making your penguin and the finished result for our web page.

Thank you

 

 

For your phonics activity this morning, I would like you to look at the pictures below. 

Which pictures begin with the p sound?

Once you have finished, I would like you to have a look at the video clip below. 

When you have finished, I would like you to look around your house and see if you can find things that begin with the p sound. 

Can you take a photo or draw of some of the things that you find? 

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Good afternoon nursery.

Your challenge for this afternoon is is a physical PE challenge.  I would like you to click on the link below which will take to Cosmic Kids Yoga - Pedro the Penguin

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Jones 

04/02/21

Good morning nursery. 

This morning, I would like you to start your day by practicing writing your name using your name card and pen from your pack.

 

When you have done that, I would like you to say the days of the week with your grown-up. 

What day is it today?

Have a look outside. 

What is the weather like today?

 

Your first challenge for today is a literacy and understanding of the world (geography and science) activity. 

So far this week we have been learning about animals from the North pole (the Arctic). 

Today we will be looking at the South Pole (the Antarctic).

First, I would like to to follow the link below to Andy's Animal Raps - Polar Party. 

 

Next, I would like you to look at the PowerPoint below.

When you have done that, I would like you to choose your favourite Antarctic animal and draw a picture of it in your book. 

 

Then I would like you to write three facts that you have just learned about your favourite Antarctic animal next to your picture (in your own writing).

 

Ask your grown up to write down what you have written so that they can show how well you have remembered what you have learned today. 

Thank you

 

In Phonics we are still looking at voice sounds. 

Again I would like you to think about ways of using your voice to make sound effects that make stories more exciting.

The children who are attending nursery are loving this activity.

I would like you to start by reading the story of 'The Gingerbread Man' with your grown up.

The story is on the PowerPoint below. 

When you have shared the story with your grown-up, I would like you to think about the voices of -

the old man 

the old woman

the boy 

the girl

and the gingerbread man 

Then I would like you to make the sounds of 

the cat

the dog

the cockerel

the pig

the cow

the horse

and finally the sly old fox

What other sound effects could you add?

Once you have done this, share the story again with your grown-up, adding your sound effects and animal voices to the story.

Have fun

Mrs Jones

Good afternoon nursery.

Your challenge for this afternoon is a Maths activity.

 

We will be beginning to use and understand the positional language – on, under, beside, above, in front, behind, outside, underneath, inside, beneath, on top of, alongside, around. The words I have underlined are the words we are focusing on today.

For this activity, you will need a small blanket or a towel and some of your child's favourite toys.

Ask your child to close his/her eyes. 

Hide a toy under the blanket.

Can you find your toy?  

Where is the your toy?  

Encourage your child to use the word ‘under’ to explain where it is.

Hide the toy again, this time behind a chair.

Encourage your child to use the word behind’.

Drape the blanket over a small chair.

Hide the toy between the blanket and the chair.

Help your child to explain where it is, It is on top of the chair.

Hide the toy again and encourage your child to use different words to explain where it is e.g. under, below, beneath, beside, alongside. 

Wrap the blanket around your child. 

Where is the blanket?

Model the language 'I've wrapped the blanket around you'.

 

 

I would like you to finish your maths session by repeating the prepositions action song that you learned yesterday.

Thank you

Instructions

Use a rolled up pair of socks for this activity. 

In - hold the object in one hand.

On – put the object on top of the free hand.

Under – put the object under the free hand.

In front – hold the object in front of you.

Behind – hold the object behind you.

In-between – sandwich the object between 2 hands.

   

Repeat the song, each time missing a word but still continuing to do the action in a similar way to singing ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes’.

 

 

In, on, under. In, on, under.

Up and down. Up and down.

In front and behind. In front and behind.

In-between, In-between.

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Your final activity for today is an outdoor activity. 

Continuing with the school science/bird theme, I would like you to go on a bird hunt. 

You could go for a walk or you could go into your outdoor area. 

Have a look at the checklist below. 

How many of the birds can you spot?

 

Thank you

Mrs Jones wink

 

03/02/21

Good morning nursery. 

This morning, I would like you to start your day by practicing writing your name using your name card and pen from your pack.

 

When you have done that, I would like you to say the days of the week with your grown-up. 

What day is it today?

Have a look outside. 

What is the weather like today?

Next I would like you to look at the PowerPoint below. 

It is the story of The Polar Bear and the Snow Cloud written by Jane Cabrera.

As you share the story with your grown-up, have a think about the animals mentioned. 

How many of them do you remember from information we shared yesterday when we learned about different animals that live in the Arctic?

Discussion Points -

 

Which animal is the story about?

Where does he live?

Which other Arctic animals are mentioned in the story?

At the beginning of the story, what was the Polar Bears only friend?

Why did he want a friend?

What kind thing did the snow cloud decide to do for the polar Bear?

Which animal did the snow cloud make first?

What happened to the owl?

 

The snow cloud made a big animal that lives in water. 

 

Which animal did he make?

What happened to the whale?

 

Next the snow cloud made another animal that likes to spend time swimming in the sea. 

 

Which animal did he make?

What happened to the seal?

 

The last animal that the snow cloud made had antlers on his head.

 

Which animal did he make?

How do you think Polar Bear felt when his friends kept melting?

 

At the end of the story, the Polar Bear finds a real friend.

 

What sort of animal is Polar Bears real friend? 

 

Finally, I would like you draw a picture of Polar Bear playing with his real friend, in your book

Thank you

In Phonics we are still looking at voice sounds. 

Again I would like you to think about ways of using your voice to make sound effects that make stories more exciting. 

I would like you to start by reading the story of 'Jack and the Beanstalk ' with your grown up.

The story is on the PowerPoint below. 

When you have shared the story with your grown up, I would like you to think about the characters of Jack, his Mother and the Giant

How would they speak? 

Can you speak in an angry voice like Jack's Mother?

Can you talk like a giant?

What sounds could you make to represent the beanstalk growing?

What sound does a cow make?

What sound does a hen make?

Use your voice to add sound effects for the laying of the golden eggs 

The harp singing 

The giants footsteps 

The beanstalk being chopped down.

Now I would like you to share the story again.  This time include the different voices and sounds to make your story more interesting.

Have fun

Mrs Jones

Good afternoon nursery.

Your Challenge for this afternoon is a maths activity (positional language) . 

I would like you to begin by joining in with the actions to the song below. 

It is to the tune of Frère Jacques.

The backing track is at the bottom of the song.

Instructions

Use a rolled up pair of socks for this activity. 

In - hold the object in one hand.

On – put the object on top of the free hand.

Under – put the object under the free hand.

In front – hold the object in front of you.

Behind – hold the object behind you.

In-between – sandwich the object between 2 hands.

   

Repeat the song, each time missing a word but still continuing to do the action in a similar way to singing ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes’.

 

 

In, on, under. In, on, under.

Up and down. Up and down.

In front and behind. In front and behind.

In-between, In-between.

Next, I would like you to spend some time playing with your toys and your grown-up.  You could use a train set, a dolls house, a role-play kitchen, some dinosaurs etc.  Whilst are playing, I would like you to practice using your positional language.  The words I have underlined are the words we have focused on so far this week – on, under, beside, above, in front, behind, outside, underneath, inside, beneath, on top of, alongside, around.  I would like you to use them in conversation about your play.

Have fun

Mrs Jones

Your last challenge or today is a science - Understanding of the world activity.

I would like you to make a simple bird feeder.

 

To make your bird feeder, you will need -

An empty cardboard tube

Peanut butter

A butter knife

Some wild birdseed

A tray 

String

 

Using your butter knife, carefully spread a thick layer of peanut butter all over the cardboard tube.

Pour the birdseed into the tray.

Roll the peanut butter-covered tube in the seed. 

Press down carefully to make sure the seed ha stuck to the peanut butter.

Gently shake of the excess seed over the tray.

Slide the birdfeeder onto the branch of a tree or thread some string through the tube and tie it, making a loop.

Hang it in a tree.

Thank you

Mrs Jones

02/01/21

Good morning nursery. 

This morning, I would like you to start your day by practicing writing your name using your name card and pen from your pack.

 

When you have done that, I would like you to say the days of the week with your grown-up. 

What day is it today?

Have a look outside. 

What is the weather like today?

 

This week we will be learning about animals from the North and South pole (the Arctic and the Antarctic).  Today we will be looking at the Arctic. 

Your first challenge for today is a literacy and understanding of the world (geography) activity.  I would like you to begin by looking at the PowerPoints below.

* Sorry, it started off as one PowerPoint but it wouldn't Fit!! Now it's four. sad On the plus side, you could look at it in small parts as there is plenty to talk about in each part. wink * 

When you have done that, I would like you to choose your favourite Arctic animal and draw a picture of it in your book. Try not to choose a Polar Bear as you wrote about them last week.

 

Then I would like you to write three facts that you have just learned about your favourite Arctic animal next to your picture (in your own writing).

 

Ask your grown up to write down what you have written so that they can show how well you have remembered what you have learned today. 

Thank you

 

 

 

In Phonics we are still looking at voice sounds. 

Today I would like you to think about ways of using your voice to make sound effects that make stories more exciting. 

I would like you to start by reading the story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff ' with your grown up.

The story is on the PowerPoint below. 

When you have shared the story with your grown up, I would like you to think about the characters of the 3 goats. 

How would they sound?

Would they all sound the same?

Can you make the voice of the Big Billy Goat?  

Can you make the voice of the Middle Sized Billy Goat? 

Can you make the voice of the Little Billy Goat?   

How would the troll sound?

What sound would the hoofs make of each goad as they go over the bridge?

What sound would the Troll make as he falls in the water?

What sounds would the goats make as the munch on the grass?

Now I would like you to share the story again.  This time include the different voices and sounds to make your story more interesting.

Have fun

Mrs Jones

Good afternoon nursery.

Your challenge for this afternoon is a Maths activity.

 

We will be beginning to use and understand the positional language – on, under, beside, above, in front, behind, outside, underneath, inside, beneath, on top of, alongside, around. The words I have underlined are the words we are focusing on today.

You will need a soft toy and a box that is big enough to fit the toy in.

 

Put the box upside down on the table.

This is teddy’s tent.

Place the teddy outside the tent.

Where is teddy?

Teddy is outside his tent.

 

Place teddy inside the tent.

Where is teddy?

He is inside his tent.

 

Hold teddy above the tent.

Where is Teddy? 

Teddy is above the tent.

 

Ask your child to place the teddy underneath the tent (under the table with the tent on top)

Where is Teddy now? 

Teddy is underneath the tent.

 

Reposition the teddy and ask your child to tell you where teddy is in relation to the tent.

 

I would now like you to revisit the prepositions you practiced yesterday - 

in front, behind, on, under, beside and above, using the soft toy and the box.

Thank you

Your last challenge for today is a number activity. 

I would like you to ask a grown-up to write the numbers 0 to 10 on pieces of paper and hide them around the room or garden.

 

Go on a hunt for all the numbers! 

Each time you find a number, tell your grown-up what number you have found. 

 

You could try using a timer too - can you find and name all the numbers before the timer runs out?

Why don't you register to take part in the Big Schools Birdwatch

You can do this by clicking the link below.  We've all signed up at school!  There are some lovely activities you can do at home

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/schools-birdwatch/resource-request/

Here is one you can try at home.

Thank you

Mrs Jones

01/02/21

Good morning nursery.     

      

It's a new month, it's February! 

Our days are slowly getting longer and the daffodil bulbs are starting to grow in my garden.  It maybe cold and often wet but we have lots to look forward too!

 

I hope you've had a lovely weekend, it was very cold and windy on Saturday, perfect weather for a walk in the fresh air.  I hope you enjoyed it, I did! 

 

I received some lovely photos and videos of Maria's and Samuel's home learning.  I have added them to the bottom of todays home learning. Thank you for those, they really made me smile. heart

 

This morning, I would like you to start your day by practicing writing your name using your name card and pen from your pack.

 

When you have done that, I would like you to say the days of the week with your grown-up. 

What day is it today?

Have a look outside. 

What is the weather like today? 

 

Your challenge for this morning is a literacy/communication and language activity.

 

I would like you to chat with your grown-up about the things you have done during the weekend.

When you have done that, I would like you to choose your favourite part of the weekend and draw a picture to represent it.  You can have a go at your own writing, telling your grown-up what you have written so that they can give meaning to the marks that you have made.

Next I would like you to go the the school videos page which you can access by clicking on children's information - school videos - once there, scroll down to nursery and watch the video - 

01/02/21 Handwriting morning.

 

For this activity you will need paper and either a pencil or a felt tip pen.

 

Once you have finished your handwriting, as a recap on your phonics from Friday, I would like you to make a collection of things that begin with the a sound. 

 

You can either take a photo of your collection or draw a picture of the things that you have found and take a photo of your work. Photos can be sent to me via email at jennifer.jones@salford.gov.uk It would be lovely to see regular photos of the work that you do at home. 

Thank you Mrs Jones

Good afternoon nursery.

Your challenge for this afternoon is a maths activity. 

You will be learning to understand and use the language of position. 

This is also an important part of language development.

Using positional language – on, under, beside, above, in front, behind, outside, underneath, inside, beneath, on top of, alongside, around. The words I have underlined are the ones we are focusing on today.

 

For this activity you will need -

A table and a chair

Six soft toys or if your child isn't a fan of soft toys, Six of their favourite toys. (Children respond better if you follow their interests).  

Ask you child to choose a toy and sit it on the table.

Where is your toy? 

It is on the table.

 

Choose another toy and place it under the table.

Where is your toy?

It is under the table.

 

Discuss ‘on’ and ‘under’ pointing to both toys.

Leave both toys where they are.

 

Choose another toy.

Place the toy in front the table.

Where is your toy?

It is in front of the table.

 

Choose another toy.

Place the toy behind the table.

Where is your toy?

It is behind the table.

 

Discuss in 'front' and 'behind'' pointing to each toy.

Again leave the toys where they are.

 

Choose another toy.

Place the toy beside the table.

Where is your toy?

It is beside the table.

 

Compare the positions of the five toys.

One toy is on the table, one is under, one is in front, one is behind, one is beside.

 

Pick up the last toy.

Where will it be if it is above the table?

Explain why it is hard to put it above, because it would have to float.

 

Finally ask your child to sit on the chair.

Ask your child to sit under the table.

Ask your child to sit in front of the table.

Ask your child to sit behind the chair.

Ask your child to sit beside the table.

Pick your child up and hold him/her above the chair.

Where are you?

* Whilst you are doing this activity you will find that when you ask where the toy is, your child will probably just point to the toy. 

Encourage them to use the positional language to describe where the toy is. 

Try to always encourage your child to ask for things rather than use gesture if you know your child has the appropriate language skills.

If your child has a language, 'wellcomm' pack in their home learning, try to ensure that you include one of the activities in their daily learning. Thank you *

 

Last week, our final activities of the day all had a science focus.  This week, they will all have a maths focus.  Today, you will need your number and counting skills. You are going on a scavenger hunt.  You can look indoors, outdoors or both, its up to you. 

I would like you to find - 

 

5 books

3 things with wheels

7 things with legs

2 blades of grass

8 soft things

1 scarf

4 twigs

6 smelly things

10 wooden things

9 shoes

 

Don't forget to help tidy up when you have finished.

Happy hunting!

Mrs Jones

Samuel's home learning - Making a sandwich

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Good morning nursery.

I would like you to start your day by writing your name, using your name card and pen. 

Once you have done that, your next challenge is an understanding of the world (design and technology) activity, linked to the story Dear Bear. 

Did you get a letter from your bear yet? 

We wrote to our bear, telling him all about the things we like to do and to eat.  He wrote back, telling all about the things he likes to do and what he likes to eat. 

We know that our bear likes to eat sandwiches. 

Your activity for today is to design a sandwich for your bear.  

Think about the type of bread your bear would like - white, brown, thick or thin sliced. Maybe he/she would prefer crusty bread?

What about the filling - butter or no butter?

Filling - ham, cheese, honey, jam?

Our bear likes a honey sandwich on crusty bread.

When you have decided what sort of sandwich your bear would like, I would like you to design it and draw a picture of it.  Ask your grown-up to help you write a list of ingredients for your sandwich.

Can you make your sandwich?

What will you need to make your sandwich?

Try to make your sandwich by yourself with just a little guidance from your grown-up

Hope it tastes good! 

Have fun,

Mrs Jones.

For your phonics activity this morning, I would like you to look at the pictures below. 

Which pictures begin with the t sound?

 

 

Once you have finished, I would like you to have a look at the video clip below. 

When you have finished, I would like you to look around your house and see if you can find things that begin with the t sound. 

Can you take a photo or draw of some of the things that you find? 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns _t_ sound.mp4

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Good afternoon nursery.

Your challenge for this afternoon is a physical (dance) activity. 

You are gong to Work Out with the Sticky Kids. 

I have put put the tracks below. 

All instructions are on the tracks.

We have used it before in class.

Happy dancing and have a lovely weekend

Mrs Jones laugh

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08 - Stand Up, Sit Down.mp3

09 - Right Hand, Left Hand.mp3

Good morning nursery.

Did you write your letter to the bear yesterday? and did you get a reply? 

In nursery, we spent a lot of time discussing the bear in the cupboard.  We listened at the door to see if we could hear him snoring but we didn't actually manage to get our letter written.  We will be doing that today.

 

I would like you to spend some time planning a picnic for the bear in your cupboard. 

Think about - 

Who are you going to invite? 

You could invite some of your toys.

Write a list of who you are going to invite, with the help of your grown-up. 

What food would you like to you have?

You could get some ideas of what you could have at your picnic from your bear.

 

I would like you to write to your bear and ask what he/she likes to eat and drink.  You will need lots of help from your grown-up as they will need to write your letter but you can tell them what you would like to say.

Think about - 

How are you going to start your letter?

 

What would you like to tell your bear about your picnic?

 

What would you like to ask your bear?

 

How will you end your letter?

 

I would like you to include a nice picture for your bear that you have drawn, just like Katie did in the story

Below are some photos of all Katie's letters to and from the bear, to give you some ideas for your letter.

When you have finished your letter, I would like you to sign it yourself using your name card to help you to remember how to write your name.

Thank you

Mrs Jones

We are also behind you in phonics this week so we still have yesterdays activity to do. Instead of phonics today, I would like you to complete the reading card activity below.  It's all about snow which we have all experienced over the last few days and so you should all be able to answer the questions and complete the activities.

Thank you

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Good afternoon nursery.

Your challenge for this afternoon is a maths activity (time).

For this activity you will need the days of the week written on separate strips of paper again or if your screen is big enough you can use the picture below. 

 

Say the days of the week as you place them on a flat surface, encouraging your child to join in (starting with Monday). If you are using the picture, point to each day slowly as you say them.

Repeat this a couple of times. 

Your child will be becoming more familiar with them and more able to join in.

 

Next point to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 

Move Thursday so that it becomes more prominent.

Today is Thursday.

What is the weather like today?

How shall we describe the weather for today? Cloudy but not rainy etc.

What picture can we draw to show today is a cloudy day?

 

Yesterday was Wednesday.

What was the weather like yesterday?

Discuss yesterdays weather, point to show that we go back to Wednesday/yesterday.

Can we draw a picture for yesterday's weather?

 

Do we know what the weather will be like tomorrow?

How do we find out what the weather will be like?

Draw symbol for the predicted weather.

We will need to check tomorrow, in one more sleep’s time.

 

* Only do this bit at the bottom if you feel your child is still interested.  You can always come back to it as an end of the day chat.  I fully appreciate that it is written like reading through a script. I'm just trying to describe the sort of conversation I would have.  You may be able to find a different way of doing it. I use a visual calendar in class which we do every day.*

 

In two sleeps it will be Saturday. 

Remember Saturday and Sunday are weekend days.

On Saturday we will be...

Discuss the special things you do on Saturday. 

In two sleeps it will be Saturday

Point to Thursday, one sleep.

Friday, two sleeps and then it's Saturday!

You last activity of the day is water play which increases physical development.  It is also a mathematical (capacity) activity.

Use either the kitchen sink or a bucket of water outside in the fresh air. 

Add some bottles. bowls, tubs, jugs and containers. 

Spend some time exploring filling and emptying different containers. 

If you fill up one, does that amount of water fit into another?

Which do you think holds the most amount of water?

How could you find this out?

Thank you

Mrs Jones wink  

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Good morning nursery.

I would like you to start your day by writing your name, using your name card and pen.  

Your challenge for this morning is a Literacy activity.  I would like you to begin by reading the story Dear Bear which is split between two PowerPoints below (sorry it would not fit as one).

Discussion points - 

Who are the characters in the story?

What sort of bear is in the story?

Why was Katie scared?

What did mum say that Katie should ask the bear to do in her first letter?

Where did Bear go?

What did Bear bring Katie from his holiday?

What was the matter with Bear when Katie didn't see him for a few days?

What kind thing did Katie do to make Bear feel better?

When Bear felt better, what kind thing did he do for Katie?

How did Katie feel about going to tea with bear?

Why did Katie look surprised when she opened the cupboard?

 

Do you have a cupboard under your stairs or somewhere in your house, where a bear could live?

Maybe you have a bear living in your cupboard. 

There is a bear in the cupboard at nursery and I am going to help the children who are in school to write a letter to our bear.

With some help from your grown-up, I would like you to write a letter to your bear.  Have a think about what you would like to ask the bear?  You could ask your bear what he/she likes to eat? drink? play with? etc.  Post your letters under the door, maybe you will get a reply!   

In phonics today we are continuing to work on voice sounds.  There are some pictures below and each picture is of something that makes a sound.

 

I would like you to first practice making a sound for each picture - choo choo, moo, brooommm.

 

Then working with your grown-up, I would like you to record yourself and your grown-up taking it in turns to make the different sounds. 

Play back the recordings.

 

Who is making each sound?

Can you recognise your own voice and the voice of your grown up? 

Can you match the recording of each sound to the correct picture? 

Good afternoon nursery.

Your challenge for this afternoon is a maths activity (time).

For this activity you will need the days of the week written on separate strips of paper. 

 

Say the days of the week as you place them on a flat surface, encouraging your child to join in (starting with Monday).

Repeat this a couple of times. 

As your child becomes familiar with them, they will begin to join in with you.

 

Next point to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. 

Move Wednesday so that it becomes more prominent.

Today is Wednesday.

What have we been doing today?

Discuss the days events.

 

In three sleeps it will be Saturday. 

Saturday and Sunday are weekend days.

What do we do on Saturday?

Discuss the special things you do on Saturday. 

In three sleeps it will be Saturday

Point to Wednesday, one sleep.

Thursday, two sleeps.

Friday, three sleeps and then it's Saturday!

 

Finish your activity by singing and doing the actions to the days of the week song you practiced yesterday. 

27 - Mulberry Bush Days of the Week Song.mp3

Your last challenge for today is an understanding of the world - science activity. 

I would like you to fill bowl or shallow tray with water and mix in some washing-up liquid.

Cut the bottom of a plastic bottle and ensure it isn't sharp, then cover with an old sock.

Dip the end of the bottle into the tray of water and blow through the top of the bottle. You could add some paint, if you have some available, to colour your snake

Can you make a long bubble snake? 

How long can you make it?

Thank you

Mrs Jones yes

Samuel's Ice sun catcher

How to make an ice sun catcher by Samuel

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26/01/21

Good morning nursery.

Your first job this morning is to write your name, using your name card and pen from your pack. 

Your next challenge is a literacy/understanding of the world activity. 

We are going to learn about another species of bear today. 

We are going to learn about Polar Bears. 

I would like you to start by looking at the PowerPoint below. 

Next, I would like you to discuss the Polar Bear facts that you have just learned from the PowerPoint with your grown-up. 

I would like you to draw a picture of a Polar Bear, remembering that it is a wild and dangerous animals with sharp teeth and claws, as you draw. 

Can you remember and write (in your own writing) 3 Polar Bear facts that you have learned today. 

Ask your grown up to write down what you have written so that they can show how well you have remembered what you have learned today.

Once you have done that, you can watch the video clip of a mother Polar Bear and her cubs below. 

What do you like about the video clip? (discuss)

Mother polar bear and cubs emerging from den - Planet Earth - BBC.mp4

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Finally, I would like you to start to learn the rhyme below.  Can you put some actions to the rhyme? We will practice it together this afternoon during our zoom session.

Thank you

 

For your phonics activity today, we are going to continue working on making voice sounds.  

For this activity you will need a piece of paper and some tape.

You are going to make a trumpet. 

Make a simple cone shaped trumpet and use the tape to keep its shape. 

You may need some more paper as the end tends to get soggy. 

Grown-ups, you may want to make one too, so that you can model sounds and use them together. 

Use your trumpet to make different voice sounds -  the up and down wail of a siren, the honk of a fog horn, a peep, peep, peep of a bird.

Contrast loud and soft sounds.

Finish your activity by using your trumpets to hum the tunes to your favourite songs and nursery rhymes.

Maybe you could record your sound and music making and send your videos or audio recordings to me via email.

Have fun!

Good afternoon nursery. 

Your challenge for this afternoon is a maths activity (time).  I would like you to look at the pictures below and decide if each picture is something you would do or see in the morning or something you would do or see in the evening.

 

Next, I would like you to draw a picture of three things you do or see in the morning and three things you do or see at night.

 

Can you think of some things you do in the middle of the day, when you are at school or at home?

 

Below is a song about the days of the week.  I would like you to listen to it.  Maybe as you become more familiar with it you could try to sing along.

 

Can you put some actions to the song?

27 - Mulberry Bush Days of the Week Song.mp3

Your last challenge for today is an understanding of the world (Science) activity.

 

Have you checked your sun catcher from yesterday? 

What has happened to it now that it has been in the freezer all night?

Can you take it out of the bowl? 

 

Maybe you can hang it up somewhere outside and leave it for a while.

 

What is happening to it?

Why?

Why don't you fill and ice cube tray with your favourite juice an pop it in the freezer? 

What do you think will happen to it? 

 

Keep checking it. 

 

Is it changing?

How?

 

Leave it overnight and check it in the morning.

Happy investigating

Mrs Jones

Maria's Home Learning

25/01/21

Good morning nursery.

Today is Monday and our first school day of the week.  The weather was lovely over the weekend, cold with some snow and sunshine.  I hope you managed to get out and enjoy the weather after all the rain we had last week. I went out for a little walk in my local park and there were lots of little snowmen around that the children had made, it was lovely. There were also lots of big muddy puddles too jump in!   

This morning, I would like you to start your day by practicing writing your name either using your name card and pen from your pack.

Your challenge for this morning is a literacy/communication and language activity. 

I would like you to chat with your grown-up about the things you have done during the weekend.

When you have done that, I would like you to choose your favourite part of the weekend and draw a picture to represent it.  You can have a go at your own writing, telling your adult what you have written so that they can give meaning to the marks that you have made.

 

Next I would like you to go the the school videos page which you can access by clicking on children's information - school videos - once there, scroll down to nursery and watch the video - 

25/01/21 Handwriting morning.

 

For this activity you will need paper and either a pencil or a felt tip pen.

 

Once you have finished your handwriting, as a recap on your phonics from Friday, I would like you to make a collection of things that begin with the a sound. 

 

You can either take a photo of your collection or draw a picture of the things that you have found and take a photo of your work. Photos can be sent to me via email at jennifer.jones@salford.gov.uk It would be lovely to see regular photos of the work that you do at home. 

Thank you Mrs Jonessmiley

Good afternoon nursery

I have found a song which may help with learning the properties of shape.  You can learn to sing it at home.

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For the next few days, we are going to be concentrating on time in our mathematical development.  Today we are going to begin by thinking about day and night.

 

I would like you to think about the things that you do at night just before you go to bed. 

  • Can you think of five things you do at night, just before bed?

In your book, I would like you to draw a picture of yourself dressed for bed at night. 

 

Then I would like you to think about the things that you do in the morning as you wake up and get ready for your day. 

  • Can you think of five things you do in the morning, just after you get up?

Draw a picture of you dressed in the clothes you would wear in the day. 

  • Are there any things you do both in the morning and at night? 
  • Are there any things that you could do either in the morning or at night?

Your last challenge for today is a science activity.

You are going to make a winter sun catcher.

 

For this activity you will need -

  • A plastic bowl 
  • Some natural winter materials - leaves. berries, seeds, winter flowers etc
  • Either a small piece of ribbon or string
  • A bit of space in your freezer

 

  • Place your winter materials into the bowl.
  • Fill with cold water.
  • Arrange your materials in the water.
  • Place a loop of ribbon or string in the water but make sure it is hanging over the side of the bowl.
  • Place the bowl in the freezer and leave overnight.

 

  • What do you think will happen to the contents of the bowl in the freezer?
  • Why?

 

I would love you to take some photos of your experiment and send them to my school email.

Thank you

Mrs Jones wink

22/01/21

Good morning nursery, It's Friday! 

                                    

It's been another busy week, whether you've been in school, at home or a bit of both. Well done to you all and thank you parents for the amazing job that you are doing.

 

Yesterday I gave you a little notice that today you would need some Ice. This is because your challenge today is an understanding of the world (science activity) and we are going to be investigating ice.

 

First I would like you look at an Ice cube.

 

  • Can you describe how it looks? (How many words can your child use to describe how Ice looks? - (clear, see through, shiny) 
  • Does it have a colour?
  • What can you see inside it
  • Does it smell?

Touch the ice cube

  • How does it feel?   (How many words can your child use to describe the ice? - cold, smooth, slippery wet etc)
  • What do you think ice is made from?
  • Where does it come from? 
  • How is it made?

We have had lots of opportunities to investigate ice in the playground over the last couple of weeks but your child's experience of ice maybe from the freezer.  If this is the case, discuss how ice is formed outdoors too.

 

Keep observing your ice

  • What is happening to it?  
  • Why do you think this is happening?

 

Your child may know the answers to some of these questions through past experiences and memories. Especially the older members of the class.  You may be able to have a more in-depth conversation, talking about their memories and experiences of ice, frost, snow, hail.  Other children may have less experience and fewer memories of ice and will require simple explanations. 

 

Next we need to do a little experiment to see where Ice melts quickly or more slowly.

 

Take several ice cubes and place them in separate containers (preferably made of the same materials).  Place an ice cube in different places in you house and garden.  

(on a window sill, in the fridge, in the freezer, near a heat source, in the garden (shade) in the garden (sunshine if possible))

After 5 minutes check what has happened.  Continue to check the ice at regular intervals until it all melts.

  • What is happening to the ice?
  • Why?
  • Where did the ice melt first?
  • Why?

It would be good if you could take some photos to record your experiment and results.

Thank you

 

For your phonics activity this morning, I would like you to look at the pictures below. 

Which pictures begin with the a sound?

Once you have finished, I would like you to have a look at the video clip below. 

When you have finished, I would like you to look around your house and see if you can find things that begin with the a sound. 

Can you take a photo of some of the things that you find? 

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Good afternoon nursery.

Your challenge for this afternoon is is a physical PE challenge.  I would like you to click on the link below which will take to Cosmic Kids Yoga - We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Jones smiley

21/01/21

Good morning nursery. Well done to all the children and parents who are joining me on Zoom each day, you are amazing. Thank you to Violet and Samuel for the lovely photos of your home learning.  I have added them to the bottom of the activities for today.

 

A quick heads up!

Tomorrow the children will be doing a science experiment and will need some ice.  A few ice cubes will be fine. 

Thank you 

 

Your first job this morning is to write your name, using your name card and pen from your pack. 

Your next challenge is a literacy/Expressive arts and design activity.

First I would like you to watch the the video below which is an animated retelling of the Bear Hunt story.

Kids storytime_ We're Going on a Bear Hunt.mp4

Still image for this video

When you have done that, I would like you to design a map of the trail taken by the children on their Bear Hunt. 

You can use any materials you like to create your map. 

Think about the order of events in the story and how the children passed through each area. 

Can you remember the sounds and actions made as the children passed through the grass, the river, the mud, the forest, the snow storm and the cave? 

Maybe you could include the characters at the beginning of your map and the bear at the end?

I have put a picture below to give you an Idea of some of the things you could use to create your map.

In Phonics we will now by looking at voice sounds which helps children to -

Articulate their tongues and mouths

Explore different mouth movements

Distinguish between the differences in vocal sounds.

 

Can you make sounds with your voice?

How can you make different sounds with your voice?

 

First I would like you to -  

Make your voice go down a slide – wheee!

Make your voice bounce like a ball – boing, boing!

Sound really disappointed – oh!

Hiss like a snake – ssssss!

Use your voice to keep everyone quiet – shshshsh!

Gently moo like a cow – mmmoooo.

Look astonished – oooooo!

Be a steam train – chchchchch.

Buzz like a bumble bee – zzzzzzz!

Be a clock – tick tock.

 

Now look at your reflection in a mirror whilst you make all the sounds again (look at how your mouth moves and where your tongue is placed each time you make a different sound.)

 

This can be extended by discussing and making different sounds from around the house or on a journey for example; an aeroplane, car, hoover, alarm, a doorbell.

 

I would like you to finish this activity by singing Old MacDonald had a Farm. 

What animals will be in your song?

What noises do the animals make?

 

 

 

Good afternoon nursery.

This afternoon, I would like you to quickly recap on your shapes.

Can you name these shapes?

Which two shapes have curved sides?

Which shape has three points and three straight sides?

Which Shape is like a squashed circle?

Which shape has four points and four straight sides?

Which two shapes have four straight sides and four corners?

Which shape has two short sides and two longer sides?

 

*When your child answers each question try to make sure that they name the shape rather than just point to it. 

You may need to discuss the properties of each shape as you go. 

Describing shapes is new to the children and they may find it tricky as each child's level of speech and language is different.*

 

Your last challenge of the day is a maths challenge but also a physical challenge too. 

I would like you to make your shape teddy from your pack. 

 

Parents the children have been practicing their cutting skills in class but they find it very difficult. 

They can have as much help as they need (for your sanity, you may need to do the cutting). 

Watch your fingers as well as the children's fingers.  Mrs Lowe and I have had some very near misses when we have been helping the children with their scissor control.)  

Good Luck

Mrs Jones surprise

Violet's Home Learning

20/01/21

Good morning nursery.

Your first job this morning is to write your name, using your name card and pen from your pack. 

Your next challenge is a literacy/understanding of the world activity.

Yesterday we looked at the story 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'.  In the story, the bear lived in a bear cave or den. He was also a Brown Bear.  There are lots of different types or species of bears in different parts of the world.  Today we are going to learn some bear facts about Brown Bears.

I would like you to look at the PowerPoint below.

 

Now I would like you to watch the video clip below.  It shows 2 baby bears or bear cubs playing and learning to be bears.  They are very cute.

Baby brown bears are Seriously Cute! _ Seven Worlds, One Planet _ BBC Earth.mp4

Still image for this video

Next, I would like you to talk to your grown up about Brown Bears.  What can you remember? 

In your home learning pack, you have paper with a bear border.  I would like you to draw a picture of a brown bear and then I would like you to do some of your own writing to represent 2 facts that you have learned about Brown Bears.

 

* Parent's, when I ask the children to do their own writing that means that I want them to make marks on paper and tell you what those marks say.  It may be squiggles, zig zags or strings of letter like shapes.  This is their writing and it is amazing! They just need to tell you what they have written, so that you can write it underneath.  When we do this at school, I try to write down exactly what they say even if it is not grammatically correct.  This gives a lovely record of how their language develops over time. smiley

Thank you

For your phonics challenge this morning I would like you to complete at the Rhyming quiz on the PowerPoint below.
Have fun singing along to your favourite nursery rhymes.

27 - I'm A Little Teapot.mp3

01 - Incey Wincey Spider.mp3

01 - Row Row Row Your Boat.mp3

06 - The Grand Old Duke of York.mp3

Humpty Dumpty.mp3

Hey, Diddle, Diddle..mp3

Good afternoon nursery.

Your challenge for this afternoon is a maths activity.

I would like you to start by doing some counting

Count to 10 as quickly as you can using your fingers.

Count back from 10 - 0

Count 20 claps

Count 5 hops

Tap your knees 15 times

 

For the next part of the activity you will need a pen and paper

I would like you to -

Draw 2 circles

Draw 5 short lines

Draw 4 spots

Draw 6 short lines

Draw 1 circle

Draw 3 dots

Draw 7 circles

Draw 2 spots

 

Your last activity is to complete the Bears counting sheet in your pack.  You can use the number line from your pack to help you write the number.

Thank you

Mrs Jones

 

19/01/21

Good morning nursery.

This morning, I would like you to start your day by practicing writing your name.  You can either use your name card if you have your pack or write on a piece of paper If you haven’t yet picked your pack up from the office.

Once you have done that, I would like you to look at the story We’re going on a bear hunt, using the PowerPoint below.