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21/01/21

Good morning nursery. Well done to all the children and parents who are joining my on Zoom each day, you are amazing. Thank you to Violet 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

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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

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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.

When you have looked at the story, I would like you to think about the bear’s cave. 

What do you think it is like in a bear cave?

Would you be able to see?

Why?

What do you think it would smell like?

Why?

How would it sound in a bear cave?

Have you ever been in a tunnel under a road?

How did it sound in the tunnel?

Would it be warm or cold in a bear cave?

How do you think you would feel if you were in a bear cave?

Why?

 

Next, I would like you to play a little game with your adult.

Some bears have a long, deep sleep during the winter.

Do you think you could build a cave?

Ask a grown-up if you can use some chairs and cover them with sheets and blankets to create your own little cave.

Play a game with your grown-up where one of you is the bear and curl up with your eyes closed. The other person must tiptoe past the bear as silently as they can. Try not to wake up the bear, he might be grumpy!

You could take photos of your bear cave and send them to me at school via email.

Thank you

Mrs Jones

Phonics – back to rhyming

For your phonics activity today, I would like you to look at the picture pairs below and decide which are rhyming pairs and which are not.

Only 3 pairs didn't match.  Can you think of a rhyming word for each of the 6 pictures below?
When you have completed your rhyming activity, you can join in with Rhyme and Freeze with Jack Hartman below.

Exercise, Rhyme and Freeze _ Rhyming Words for Kids _ Exercise Song _ Jack Hartmann.mp4

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Good afternoon nursery.

Your challenge for this afternoon is a maths activity and today we will look at 2d shapes.  First of all, I would like you to look at the shapes below. 

Can you name them?

Your grown up will tell you all about the properties of each shape (descriptions below). 

I would like you to go on a shape hunt around your house and outdoor area. Have a look for the shapes we have discussed above, in your environment.  You could take some photos of the things that you find.

Thank you

Mrs Jones yes

Alfie's home learning

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18/01/21

Good morning nursery.

I hope that you have had a lovely weekend and that you are all well.  I have received some lovely photos and videos from Samuel and some photos from Ruby which I have included below.  Thank you for sending them heart

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 or if you don't have your pack yet, you can use paper and a pencil.

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 - Handwriting letter s

18/01/21 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 s sound. 

I have made a little container from a large milk carton (see photo below). This can be carried round whilst looking for small items for your collection. 

You could use a bag or a container for your collection but if you do buy milk in cartons like this, they are perfect to use in this way. 

Good afternoon nursery.

Your Challenge this afternoon is a maths activity. 

I would like you to continue working on the concept that 2 separate sets of objects can be combined to give a total (very simple addition). 

You are going to make an adding machine.

 

For this activity you will need - 

 

2 tubes (toilet roll/kitchen roll tubes or similar) 

To make it easier paint or colour them in  different colours.

 

A dice with spots (if you don't have a dice, you can makes a set of number cards with spots, 1-6)

 

Some sort of small balls (12 marbles or similar, or scrunched up paper balls which are small enough to go down the tubes. It will be easier if the balls are the same colour as the tubes, 6 of each)  

Two small containers (One to hold the balls in and the other to collect the balls in when they have been pushed through the tubes).

 

How to play the game!

 

Role the dice or take a number card. 

 

Count the spots.

 

Push ___ balls down the blue tube one at a time, counting carefully as you go.

 

Role the dice or take a 2nd number card.

 

Count the spots.

 

Push ___ balls down the red tube one at a time, counting carefully as you go.

 

Carefully count all the balls in the container.

 

Adults - once the process is complete say the number sentence

eg 3 balls and 2 balls is 5 balls altogether or 3 balls + 2 balls = 5 balls altogether.

 

See photos below of Violet kindly demonstrating how the adding machine works.

Have fun

Mrs Jones wink

Ruby's home learning

15/01/21

Good morning nursery, today is Friday!   

It looks like the weather is going to be cold and bright today and hopefully you will be able to get some fresh air.  With that in mind, your activity for this afternoon will be an outdoor activity.

 

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 or if you don't have your pack yet, you can use paper and a pencil.

 

When you have done that, I would like you to watch the video story below 'One Winters Day'.

One Winter's Day.mp4

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Discussion points - 

What was Hedgehog wearing?

Why?

What did Hedgehog do that was really kind?

Who did he help first?

How?

Who did he help next?

How

Who did he help last?

How?

Who helped Hedgehog?

(The children who are at home today but have been in school this week have listened to this story a few times. They have also completed work linked to the story so they should be familiar with it. If you have been at home, we used the story on Wednesday and it is on the video page if you need to listen to it again.)

Once you have watched and discussed the story, your challenge is an expressive arts and design activity.  I would like you to design a new scarf, hat and mittens for Hedgehog. 

You can use whatever you like.  You may like to use fabric, cotton wool, wool, paint, pencils, foil tissue etc to decorate your design. 

Please can you send some photos of your designs to school via email.

Thank you

Mrs Jones 

Good afternoon nursery.

Your activity for this afternoon is to go out for a walk to your local park. 

I went for a winter walk last weekend and below is a PowerPoint of the photos I took whilst I was there. 

You could take some photos whilst you are on your walk and send them to me via email.

I will create you a PowerPoint from your photos so that we can share them with your friends. 

I Look forward to seeing your photos

Thank you

 

Have a lovely weekend, stay safe

Mrs Jones laugh

Violet's busy day!

14/01/21

Good morning nursery.

I hope you are all well and enjoying your week? I received some lovely photos from Violet yesterday. Violet had been working very hard with a bit of help from her sister Florence! heart

We have been thinking about the clothes we wear during the winter this week, which got me thinking about our weather over the last 2 days. 

It has been very wet and I know that lots of you love splashing in puddles when we are outdoors at school.  At some point today I would like you to go outside, dressed for wet weather and have a good splash in some puddles. 

I'm going to do some splashing in puddles too along with the children who are in nursery and reception today. 

I would love you to email me some photos of you splashing in puddles today and I will take some photos in the playground too. Then I can post all of our photos here, so that we can share our puddle splashing fun.

Today, I would like you to start your day by practicing writing your name, using your name card from your pack.  If you haven't yet collected your pack, you can practice on a piece of paper.

When you have done that I would like you to look at the PowerPoint below (I have checked that it works on my phone so you shouldn't have a problem using it). 

It is a 'Kim's Game'.  You have to look at a set of objects (in this case winter clothes) and then one is taken away.  Then you have to look carefully at the objects that are left and work out what is missing. 

I used it in class yesterday and I asked the children to close their eyes once they had looked at the picture of the four objects whilst I changed the slide (otherwise they cheated wink).

When you have done that, I would like you to look at the reading card below.  It is in your pack, but I have included a photo of both sides of the card so that everyone can access it, even without your pack.

Please can you work through each section on the card.

Thank you

Mrs Jones

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

Which pictures begin with a S 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 S sound. 

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

Geraldine the Giraffe - _s_ HD.mp4

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Good afternoon nursery.

Your challenge this afternoon is a maths activity. You will need to hunt both indoors and outdoors to complete the challenge.

Can you find 7 brown leaves?

Can you find 10 small stones?

Can you make a circle from your stones?

Can you make a triangle out of twigs?

Can you make a triangle out of stones?

Can you make a square out of twigs?

Can you make a rectangle out of twigs?

Can you find 3 trees without leaves?

Can you find 1 tree with leaves?

Can you find 3 hats?

Can you find 2 scarves?

Can you find 8 shoes (not pairs)

Can you find 2 pairs of gloves?

Happy hunting

Mrs Jones

13/01/21

Good morning nursery.

Your activities for today start with a story.  The story can be found in the school videos section which you can access by clicking on children's information - school videos - once there, scroll down to nursery - Literacy 13/01/21.

Once you have listened to the story, I would like you to discuss the clothes you wear, both indoors and outdoors during the winter and why you wear them.  

Then discuss the clothes you wear both indoors and outdoors during the summer and why you wear them.  

If you have picked up your pack from the school office or brought it home with you, you will find 2 sheets - summer, winter and a sheet with pictures of summer and winter clothes on it for sorting.  If you don't have your pack but have facilities to print at home, I have attached the document below.

Or you can use paper to draw a picture of yourself in winter clothes and a picture of yourself in summer clothes.

Thank you

In phonics today, I would like you to solve the following Rhyming Riddles.

 

You sleep in me and I rhyme with sled.

I am an animal that can hop and I rhyme with log.

You need me to eat and I rhyme with moon.

You wear me on your head and I rhyme with cat.

I say "oink" and I rhyme with wig.

I light up the sky and I rhyme with fun.

I say "quack" and I rhyme with truck.

I am red, white and blue and I rhyme with bag.

You can fly me in the sky and I rhyme with white.

You have ten of these and they rhyme with rose.

I fall from the sky when it's cold and I rhyme with glow.

 

Here are some picture clues.

 

 

Can you think of 2 Rhyming Riddles of your own? (You can have help to do this).

Now I would like you to click on the link below. Using the login below you can access this site for free  

username: jan21

password: home

Click on Resources - Phases 1 - Bake a Cake

Have a play, the children will show you how to do it!

Good afternoon nursery

Your challenge this afternoon is a maths activity. First I would like you to -

Count to 20 as quickly as you can. 

Count 20 claps.

Jump 10 times.

Count the stairs in your house. 

Count back from 10 - 0

For this activity next activity you will need -

2 teddies

2 plates

8 food items (sweets, biscuits or cakes)

Place all the cakes on one plate.

Can you count them carefully? 

Hold up an empty plate.

How many cakes on this plate?

Sit two teddies by the table. Give one teddy the plate with eight cakes and the other teddy the empty plate.

Is this fair?

Let’s say it together. Eight cakes and no more, still eight cakes.

Take one cake from the plate with eight cakes and put it on the empty plate.

Count the cakes on each plate. 

Seven cakes and one cake make eight cakes altogether.

What if I take another cake off this plate and put it on this one?

Encourage the children to say the number sentence. Repeat the questions.

I would like you to finish your maths activities by singing and dancing along to the 'Chicken Count'

Thank you

Mrs Jones yes

Chicken Count by Mary Jo Huff _ Counting Song _ Count to 10 _ Jack Hartmann.mp4

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12/01/21

Good morning nursery.

It was lovely to see you all on zoom yesterday.  You were all so sensible and grown up.

This morning I would like you to start your day by using your name card to practice writing your name. 

When you have done that, I would like you to share the story 'Let's Go Home Little Bear' with your adult (see the PowerPoint below).

Discussion points -

Who is in the story?

Have you seen the characters before?  Where?

Where is the story set?

What can Little Bear hear? (a plodder, a dripper, a plopper)

What made the sounds?

What else can he hear? (wooo, creak, Plod, plod, plod)

What made the sounds?

Why do you think Little Bear sat down in the snow?

What did Big Bear do to help?

What did the  bears do when they got home?

 

Next I would like you to draw a picture of your favourite part of the story.  Can you do a bit of your own writing to describe what is happening in your picture?  Ask your adult to help you by writing under your writing exactly what you say.

Your next challenge is a phonics activity.  Look at the pictures below.  Begin by naming each object.  

 

Now you are going to play a game of I spy using rhyming words.

I spy with my little eye, something that sounds like...

Do as many or as few as your child can manage.  It is very tricky!

I spy with my little eye, something that sounds like sag

I spy with my little eye, something that sounds like peep

I spy with my little eye, something that sounds like Moll

I spy with my little eye, something that sounds like Box

I spy with my little eye, something that sounds like dish

I spy with my little eye, something that sounds like bark

I spy with my little eye, something that sounds like toe

I spy with my little eye, something that sounds like moat

I spy with my little eye, something that sounds like bog

I spy with my little eye, something that sounds like locks

I spy with my little eye, something that sounds like pen

I spy with my little eye, something that sounds like socks

I spy with my little eye, something that sounds like house

I spy with my little eye, something that sounds like hat

Thank you

Mrs Jones

Good afternoon nursery.

Your challenge this afternoon your activity is a maths activity.

You can start by -

Counting all the way up to 20 using your fingers to mark each number.

Count 20 claps

10 hops

Can you fill in the missing numbers 1, 2, _, 4, 5, _, 7, 8, 9, _

Count back from 10 - 0

 

For the next part of the activity you will need two different soft toys eg a teddy and a rabbit

Paper to write numbers 1-5 

Place the two toys side by side.

Give the teddy the number 4 card and the rabbit the number 1 card.

How many sweets  must you give the teddy? 4.  

Count out sweets and place next to the teddy. 

How many sweets will you give to Rabbit? 1.

Give the rabbit 1 sweet

Look how we can say this.

Four sweets and one sweet makes five sweets altogether. (point as appropriate) 

Write the number sentence on a piece of paper and read it together pointing as you do.  

4+1=5

Repeat using 3 sweets and 1 sweet and then 2 sweets and 1 sweet

* Please don't worry! this activity is simply sowing the very first seeds of simple addition.  The children have never experienced it before but they will do many, many times in the future. They will not understand first, second or even third time but the more familiar it becomes the easier it will be. For some children, just a counting out the correct number of sweets and counting along the numbers to five, laid out on the floor, will be enough.  They will just be helping you to demonstrate how it is done.*

You can finish your maths activity by counting along and dancing with Jack Hartman

Thank you

Mrs Jones smiley

Count to 100 with Grandma and Grandpa _ Jack Hartmann.mp4

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11/01/21

Good morning nursery, I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

This week, alongside the activities you can access here, I have put together a paper pack which you can collect from the school office, from this afternoon.  The pack contains paper activities which will link to the challenges placed here each day. It also contains a laminated name card and a whiteboard pen, so that you can practice writing your name.  There is also an exercise book for other activities. 

Although you don't yet have your name card, I would like you to start today by practicing writing your name.  

Your 1st 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 (News is always our first activity of the week). 

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.

Note or parents - Please don't worry if your child's writing and picture are simply marks on paper. All the children are at different stages in their development and skills differ greatly.  It is most important that they give meaning to the marks that they make.  For some children it takes careful questioning to get this information others are able to give it freely. 

 

Your second challenge of the morning is a phonics activity. I have included some nursery rhyme pictures below and I would like you to fill in the missing rhyming words as you sing with your adult.

For example

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great ...

All the kings horses and all the kings men

Couldn't put Humpty together ...

Can you do this or all the Nursery Rhymes pictured below?

 

When you have finished this activity, you can sing along to the nursery rhymes using the audio tracks below.

Have fun!

Mrs Jones smiley

Three Blind Mice

I'm a little teapot

06 - The Grand Old Duke of York.mp3

01 - Row Row Row Your Boat.mp3

Humpty Dumpty

04 - Hickory Dickory Dock.mp3

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Insey Winsey Spider

Twinkle, twinkle little star

Good afternoon nursery

Your challenge this afternoon is a maths activity. You can start by -  

Counting all the way up to 20 using your fingers to mark each number.

Count 20 claps

10 hops

Can you fill in the missing numbers 1, 2, _, 4, 5, _, 7, 8, 9, _

Count back from 10 - 0

Next I would like you to do the following activity. 

You will need -

2 toys, soft toys or dolls

2 plates

8 sweets, pieces of fruit or biscuits

Some paper and a pen for writing numbers

 

Put a plate in front of each toy and place 7 sweets, pieces of fruit or biscuits on one plate and 1 on the other.

Is this fair?

Write on piece of paper 7 and 1 and put it next to the appropriate plate’, Read the numbers together Take an item from the plate with 7 and place it on the plate with 1

write number labels 6 and 2.

Is this fair?

Continue with 5 and 3,  4 and 4, 3 and 5, 2 and 6, until you eventually reach 1 and 7.

Asking each time is this fair?

 

Finish by singing the following number rhymes.

08 - 5 Currant Buns.mp3

11 - 5 Little Speckled Frogs.mp3

28 - 12345 Once I Caught a Fish Alive.mp3

Thank you

Mrs Jonesyes

08/01/21

Good morning nursery.

Did you enjoy the snow yesterday morning.  It was very cold but exciting! Maybe you could draw a picture of you playing in the snow?

I'm happy to say that the technical zoom issues have been solved and tomorrow everyone should be able to access story time.  Meanwhile it was lovely to see Holly and Sophia at todays zoom meeting.  Your singing was amazing, sorry about mine! laugh

Today is Friday so that is our last school day of the week.  Your Challenge for this morning is a phonics rhyming activity.  (Parents please don't worry if your child finds this difficult.  Although we have learned lots of nursery rhymes, we have only focused on rhyming words a couple of times in class and it is very tricky.)

Look carefully at each set of pictures.  Each set has 2 images that rhyme and an odd one out.  Can you spot the ones that rhyme.  Can you add your own rhyming words to each set?
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
When you have finished your phonics work, you can have a little dance! Click on the video below and enjoy the penguin dance.

Penguin Dance _ Brain Breaks _ Jack Hartmann.mp4

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Good afternoon nursery.

Your challenge this afternoon is an Expressive Arts and Design activity. 

I would like you to create a cosy reading den so that you can look at your favourite books in a space you have made yourself. 

I have been busy making my own reading den. 

First of all I had a think about what I could use to make my den. 

I checked that it was okay for me to use the things I wanted from around my house. 

I used 2 stools from the kitchen, a furry throw to sit on and a quilt cover for the top of my den.  I borrowed some cushions and books from my Eva's bedroom (I asked first). 

Here is a picture of my den!
My Cat Mozart decided that he liked my cosy den and decided to snuggle down in it.  He wasn't very happy when I had to tidy it away! sad

When you have made your den, you could make a sign to go on it so that everybody knows it is a reading den. Don't forget to tidy up when you have finished! 

Happy reading!

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Jones heart

07/01/21

Good morning nursery.

Yesterday I received lots of lovely photos of you and your work, which I have added to the slide show further down the page. I also shared a zoom story with Sophia at the end of the day.  I am aware that there may have been technical issues for some people and I am looking into that.  I will be doing a zoom story again at 2.30pm today and it would be amazing if you could join me for this.

In phonics this half term we will be focusing on rhyming.

Rhyme is important to emergent literacy and learning to read because it teaches children about language. It helps children learn about word families such as let, met, pet, wet, and get. Rhyming also teaches children the sound of the language. Other important skills include phonological awareness, the ability to notice and work with the sounds in language. Rhymes help children with phonemic awareness, which is the knowledge that phonemes are the smallest units of sounds that make up words. This awareness leads to reading and writing success.

Rhyme also teaches children who are learning to read about the patterns and structures of both spoken and written language. Songs and rhymes expose your child to the rhythm of the language. This will help them read with some animation in their voice instead of just a monotone. Rhyme also prepares children to make predictions while learning words and gives them crucial decoding skills.

Your challenge for this morning is a phonics, rhyming activity.  First I would like you to share the rhyming book 'Each Peach Pear Plum' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, with your grown-up. Unfortunately the powerpoint was to big to upload.  I have had split it into 2 parts.

 

The illustrations are lovely and are brilliant for discussion.  Whilst reading the text, please discuss the rhyming works on each page, emphasising them as you read.

Please finish the activity by joining in with Jack Hartman's Rhyme and Freeze dance.  The children are all familiar with this as we use it in class.

Thank you

Mrs Jones yes

Exercise, Rhyme and Freeze _ Rhyming Words for Kids _ Exercise Song _ Jack Hartmann.mp4

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Good afternoon nursery.

 

Your challenge for this afternoon is a maths activity.

 

First I would like you to -

 

Count to 10 as quickly as you can. 

Count 20 claps.

Jump 10 times.

Count the stairs in your house. 

Count back from 10 - 0

 

Your next activity may take a while but during the afternoon, I would like you to -

  

Find 6 socks.

Build a tower of 8 objects from around your house or garden (bricks, cushions, tins, boxes etc).

Find 3 stones.

Find a number 4.

Eat or try 1 piece of fruit.

Help put 5 items of washing in the washing machine.

Share 2 stories.

Find a number 7.

 

Don't forget to tidy away any objects you use whilst you are doing this activity.

 

Happy counting

Mrs Jones laugh

06/01/21

Good morning nursery.

Yesterday I received some amazing photos of you working hard and enjoying your home learning.  Thank you for sending them to me.  I have put a little slide show of your photos at the end of this section of the page.

First this morning I would like you to share the story 'Can't You Sleep Little Bear' with your grown-up.  It is one of my favourite stories and I'm sure that you will enjoy it too.  It will also be my story for the end of the day, during our zoom session, at 2.30pm and I look forward to sharing it with you.

The story can be found in the form of a powerpoint below.

Before you read the story, look at the first slide and discuss -

What  is happening in the picture?

What do you think this story is about?

Do you think it is a fiction (story)  or non-fiction (factual)? 

Can you point to the bear?

Read the title together, pointing to each word as you read.

What  is happening in the picture?

What do you think this story is about? 

Discussion points - 

Who is in the story?

Where is the story set?

What is the matter with little bear?

Why?

What does big bear do to help little bear feel less scared?

Can you make a scared face?

What is big bear trying to do throughout the story?

How does the story end?

Can you think of a time you couldn't sleep?

What did you do?

Now I would like you to draw a picture of big bear and little bear in their bear cave.  Think about the size and shape of the two bear's.  Don't forget to add detail like ears and facial features.

You could email some photos of your drawings to me at jennifer.jones@salford.gov.uk

Have fun,

Mrs Jones wink

Good afternoon nursery.

Your challenge this afternoon is a maths activity. 

I would like you to start by counting to 10 using your fingers.  Then count 10 claps, 10 stamps and 10 jumps.

Can you count back from 10 to 0?

Once you have practiced your counting, I would like you to sing along to the following number rhymes.  Can you help your grown-up learn the actions?

 

09 - 5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer.mp3

04 - 5 Little Ducks.mp3

94 - 5 Little Monkeys.mp3

Thank you

Mrs Jones

05/01/21

Good morning nursery,

I hope you are all okay.  Mrs Lowe and I are so sorry we cannot see you at the moment.  Hopefully we will all be back together very soon.  Our new topic for the next few weeks is 'Can't You Sleep Little Bear and Other Chilly Stories'.  This will also cover our winter, bears from around the world and polar animals.  I would have started this topic by reading the story 'Can't You Sleep Little Bear' in class this morning. I think that rather than putting the story here as a powerpoint, I would prefer to read it to you, once our zoom session start. 

Therefore I am going to begin by looking at the winter aspect of our topic.  I would like you to begin by looking at the powerpoint below 'All About Winter'.

Discussion Points -

What is the weather like during the winter months?

How any different types of winter weather can you think of?

How do dogs and cats keep warm?

How do we keep warm?

What do hedgehogs do during the winter months?

Why?

With help from your grown-up, can you find out about 2 other animals that hibernate during the winter months?

What do some birds do during the winter months?

What is our weather like today?

 

Can you draw a picture of yourself wearing warm winter clothes? Maybe your grown-up could take a photo of your picture and send it into school via email to jennifer.jones@salford.gov.uk

 

Thank you

Mrs Jones smiley

Good afternoon nursery.

This afternoon I would like you to go on a scavenger hunt around your house/garden and find the following items - 

  1. Something round
  2. Some thing squishy
  3. Something with a nose
  4. Something with wheels
  5. Something alive
  6. Something red
  7. Something you wear on your foot
  8. Something with buttons
  9. Something that smells
  10. Something made of wood

Remember, when you have finished, you need to tidy all the objects away that you have found.

Happy hunting

Mrs Jones yes

Hello Nursery,

Below you will find the audio track to your nursery rhyme for this week.  I hope you enjoy learning and singing it at home.  Please remember to bring your book back into school every Tuesday so that I can put a new rhyme in your book ready for you to take home each Friday.

Thank you

Mrs Jones smiley

Miss Polly Had A Dolly


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