Nursery – Home Learning – 24.11.2020
Hell our Stay at Home Superheroes,
These activities are for children who are absent from Nursery due to COVID related reasons. This may be because you are self isolating, awaiting COVID test results or quarantining. We hope whatever the reasons you stay safe and well and look forward to welcoming back to Nursery very soon – we are missing you!
Why not start the day off with some Cosmic Yoga. Why not try Reach for the Stars – Reach For The Stars: Yoga Club (Week 8) | Cosmic Kids – YouTube.
Why not get those fingers warmed up by going to the Dough Disco by clicking on the following link – https://youtu.be/BOLR3pQt8zg
Squiggle While You Wiggle
In readiness for beginning the writing journey, we thought you and your child may like to explore the basic handwriting movements through a programme called Squiggle While You Wiggle. You can find some examples of the programme at following link. https://youtu.be/0t6ze8G21nY. Today we would like your child to practice making circles by making clockwise and anti-clockwise movements. You can use scarves, ribbons, or anything you have to hand. Place some music and dance up and down making up and down movements. Then you can move on to draw these patterns with a crayon or paint using both hands together to encourage both sides of the brain to get moving. If you are feeling really brave you could encourage your child to make these movements in the shaving foam or using card dipped in paint to make circular movements.
Why not play this game as it is a lovely outside in the garden or yard.
Letter and Sounds – Basket Ball Bin
You will need: a ball and a bin or a basket ball net
Call out a simple word like cat, dog, sun, ball, car and see if your child is able to say what is the initial sound. Or you could call out an initial sound and see if your child can suggest a word with that sound. If they can they get to score a ‘basket’ by throwing their ball into the bin. Why not encourage your child to think of ways they can keep their score – they could use a tally or write their numbers down.
Please remember to spend a little time each day focusing on recognising or writing their name. It is important that children should be able to write their name independently when starting Upper Foundation.
Maths – My Favourite Things
This is a lovely game to practice 1:1 counting skills.
This game can be played with any small objects e.g. jewels, cars, dinosaurs, spiders, coins, buttons etc. We would suggest working with up to 10 objects.
Count out the objects. Take it turns to grab handfuls of the objects you have chosen. Ask your child to count how many there? Please ensure that your child uses one number name to one object. Alternatively, you ask you child to give you different amounts. For example: “Can you give me 5 dinosaurs?”
When we think of the countdown to Christmas, it’s tempting to just think of ripping open doors to get a chocolate before you go off to school.
But there’s much more to it than that!
- Advent is an important part of the Christian calendar.
- It means ‘coming’ and it’s the period before Christmas, which celebrates the birth of Jesus.
- It is all about preparing for Christmas Day.
- Advent starts on the Sunday nearest to 30 November.
- Christianity focuses on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe to be the Son of God.
- Christmas celebrates Jesus’ birth so the Advent period reminds Christians to remember and prepare for those celebrations.
- Many Advent customs involve counting down the days until Christmas begins.
- Some churches have an advent wreath with five candles, one for each of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas Day and one for Christmas Day itself.
- Sometimes Christians will have their own Advent candle which they’ll burn at home
Why not make your own advent wreath – you can choose one of these or may have a better idea. We look forward to seeing the wreath you have made.
We would love to receive updates and photos of the learning you have been doing at home. Please use our email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and well.
Lots of Love from Mrs Lawrance, Mrs Wake and Mrs Taylor xx