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  • Week beginning: 19.04.21

    Published 25/03/21

    This week we are starting to think about Spring.

    Craft Activity:

    We'll be making Spring flowers using a variety of different materials and techniques. 

    Maths:

    Number:

    We will counting the correct number of petals to match the numeral in the centre of a Spring flower.

    We'll also be trying to find the missing number to complete a sequence of numbers from 1-5, 1-10, 11-20.

    Phonics:

    Letters and Sounds Phase One: Aspect 6 - Voice Sounds. 

    Make appropriate sound effects when joining in with a story. 

    Sound lotto game.

    Letters and Sounds Phase Two: Recognising and writing the letter 'l'.

    Finding things that begin with the letter sound 'l'.

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  • Week beginning: 29.03.21

    Published 25/03/21

    This week we are continuing to think about Easter.

    Craft Activity:

    We will be painting a pattern on a large paper Easter egg shape, eg. spots, stripes or zig zags. With help we'll try to make it a repeating pattern. We'll also have a go at writing our name on the back.

    Maths:

    This week we're thinking about the patterns of the spots on dominoes. We will try to recognise how many there are without counting them!

    We'll then play a game of dominoes by matching the number of spots, taking turns with our friends .

    We will also have a go at writing the numeral to match the number of spots.

    Phonics:

    Letters and Sounds Phase One: Aspect 5  -Alliteration

    Sound bag activity (see below). Play 'I spy with my little eye'.

    Letters and Sounds Phase Two: Recognising and writing the letter 'f'.

    Finding things that begin with the letter sound 'f'.

     

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  • Week beginning: 22.03.21

    Published 11/03/21

    This week we are starting to think about Easter.

    Craft Activity:

    We're making an Easter card using marbles dipped in paint and rolled on card to create a pattern.  We will be using scissors to to cut out an egg shape to stick onto the Easter card. We'll also have a go at writing our name inside.

    Maths:

    Shape:

    We are continuing to recognise and name simple 2D shapes; rectangle, square, triangle, circle. If your child knows these already, then try 3D shapes; cube, cuboid, cylinder, sphere, cone and pyramid. We'll be counting the sides and corners of the shapes.

    We will also make a picture by drawing round 2D shapes and we'll then colour our picture in.

    Phonics:

    Letters and Sounds Phase One: Aspect 4  -Rhythm and Rhyme

    We'll be identifying the rhyming words in the song 'Humpty Dumpty' and in other Nursery Rhymes.

    Letters and Sounds Phase Two: Recognising and writing the letter 'b'.

    Finding things that begin with the letter sound 'b'.

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  • Week beginning: 15.03.21

    Published 11/03/21

    This week we are continuing our Nursery Rhymes topic with Humpty Dumpty.

    Craft Activity:

    We are making a Humpty Dumpty collage, cutting and sticking, also choosing which materials to use for Humpty's nose, arms and legs.

    Maths:

    This week we're thinking about counting objects and writing numbers.

    We'll be counting objects and matching the quantity to the correct numeral.

     We are also having a go at writing numbers and then putting them in the correct order.

    Phonics:

    Letters and Sounds Phase One: Aspect 3 Body percussion -

    Copying a short sequence of body sounds eg. clap, clap, stamp, stamp.

    Letters and Sounds Phase Two: Recognising and writing the letter 'h'.

    Finding things that begin with the letter sound 'h'.

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  • Week beginning: 08.03.21

    Published 04/03/21

    This week we are thinking about Mother's Day and all the things that our Mums do for us.

    Craft Activity:

    We are making our Mums a Mother's Day card. Gluing and sticking using tissue paper, then having a go at writing our name inside.

    Maths:

    Shape:

    We are recognising and naming simple 2D shapes; rectangle, square, triangle, circle. If your child knows these already, then try 3D shapes; cube, cuboid, cylinder, sphere, cone and pyramid.

    We will be counting the sides and corners of the shapes.

    Weighing:

    We will be using balance scales to compare objects to see which are heavy and which are light. We will be learning the vocabulary heavy, light, heavier, lighter, balance, the same and what these words mean.

    Phonics:

    Letters and Sounds Phase One: Aspect 2 Instrumental Sounds -

    Making loud and quiet sounds. Copying a simple beat.

    Letters and Sounds Phase Two: Recognising and writing the letter 'r'.

    Finding things that begin with the letter sound 'r'.

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  • Week beginning: 01.03.21

    Published 25/02/21

    Hello again! We hope you enjoyed having a go at some of the activities we suggested on last week's Home Learning page. We would love to hear all about what you've been doing at home, don't forget to send us some photos too if you get chance!

    Craft Activity:

    This week we are starting to think about Spring; a flower that you will see a lot in the Spring is a daffodil. You can find out all about daffodils and other flowers that grow from bulbs by clicking here.

    Why not have a go at making a daffodil or maybe you could draw or paint one. Click on the links below for ideas:

    Daffodil 1          Daffodil 2          Daffodil 3

    You could use crayons, felt tips, tissue paper, card, material, whatever you have at home. 

    Physical Activity:

    There are lots of different things we can do to practise our fine motor skills so that we develop more control in our hands and fingers. Did you enjoy doing Dough Disco a few weeks ago? Click here for another one to try. Make sure you remember to pinch, roll and squeeze the dough! Well done!

    Another good way to develop your fine motor control is to spend time doing jigsaw puzzles, send us a photo of your favourite! 

    Don't forget you also need to try and do some physical exercise everyday to keep your body fit and healthy! There are so many different ways you can do this - go for a walk, ride your scooter, kick a ball or run around outside. Why not try another of Andy's Wild Workouts. Enjoy! 

    Maths:

    This week we'd like you to play a board game with your family using a dice. See if you can identify the 'number' on the dice by recognising the pattern of the dots. If not, you can count the dots to work out how many spaces you can move. A game that you might have at home is Snakes and Ladders, this is a really good one to help you practise your counting! Let us know how you get on...

    We're also starting to think about finding one more and one less than a given number. Click here for some Home Learning Challenges to try! Have fun!

    Phonics:

    This week we are learning to recognise and write the letter 'u'.

    Can you think of any words that begin with 'u'? It's a tricky one - umbrella, under, up, uncle. Now have a go at writing 'u'. You could use felt tips, pencil crayons, chalks or wax crayons on paper, or use your finger in sand or salt.

    Click here for a letter formation sheet to help you.

    Why not try our Phase 1 Phonics activity; it's a listening game and you have to work out what the different sounds are; they're all sounds that you might hear at home. Remember to listen really carefully and see how many you can identify!

     

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  • Week beginning: 22.02.21

    Published 15/02/21

    Hello again! We hope you enjoyed your half term holiday. This week we are starting a new topic - 'Nursery Rhymes'.

    Our first Nursery Rhyme is 'Incy Wincy Spider'. Can you remember the rhyme?

    You can sing along here.

    Craft Activity:

    What do you already know about spiders? Click here to find out all about them.

    You could try to make a spider using things you can find around the house! You could use a yoghurt pot or egg box for a head. Maybe straws, pipe cleaners or folded paper for legs. Or if you have paint you could make a handprint spider!

    Click below for some ideas:

    Handprint spider       Egg box spider     Playdough spider     Paper plate spider

    Physical Activity:

    We are going to strengthen our hands and fingers this week using clothes pegs. Try squeezing a peg between your first finger and thumb, now try your second finger and thumb, then third. It gets harder doesn't it? Swap hands and try this again. Can you do it  with a peg in each hand at the same time?

    What can you find around your house to pick up with the peg? Are some things too big? Too small? Too slippy? Too heavy?

    Please send us some photos of you while you are investigating!

    Click here and put 8 peg legs on the spider!  

    Now to keep our whole bodies healthy with some exercises - Join in with Joe Wicks as Spiderman here!

    Maths:

    Let's remind ourselves all about shapes and have a go at making some shapes using things we can find in our house and garden. Click here to see how.

    We are also learning about positional language or describing where something is. There are lots of words to describe where something is such as in front, behind, above, below, under, in, on, next to or beside.

    Can you follow these instructions? Stand behind a chair. Sit on a bed. Stand in front of the sofa. Sit under a table. Well done! See if you can use the language yourself by telling a grown up where to sit or stand too. 

    You could now click below and use the words to say where the spider is in these pictures, Where is the spider? 

    Phonics:

    This week we are learning to recognise and write the letters 'k' and 'e'.

    Have a go at making your own sound bag using objects around your house. Firstly, find things beginning with 'k'. Pop them in a bag or a spare pillow case. What did you find? A key? A kangaroo? Now learn how to write 'k'. You could use felt tips, pencil crayons, chalks or wax crayons on paper, or use your finger in sand or salt.

    Later this week you could make a sound bag with things beginning with 'e'. What did you find? An elephant? An envelope? Can you think of any other words that begin with 'e'? Now have a go at writing 'e'. Try to hold your pencil near the point between your first two fingers and thumb.

    Click here for a letter formation sheet to help you.

     

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  • Week beginning: 08.02.21

    Published 04/02/21

    Hello again! We hope you enjoyed having a go at some of the activities we suggested on last week's Home Learning page. We would love to hear all about what you've been doing at home and don't forget to send us some photos too if you get chance!

    Craft Activity:

    This week we are learning about Chinese New Year. You can find out all about it by clicking here. Why not have a go at making a Chinese rattle drum or a Chinese New Year Dragon!

    We're also thinking about Valentine's Day. Would you like to cut out and decorate a heart? You could use crayons, felt tips, tissue paper, material, whatever you have at home!

    Physical Activity:

    There are lots of different things we can do to practise our fine motor skills so that we develop more control in our hands and fingers. This week we're going to practise our fine motor skills using play dough again. If you don't have any play dough at home, perhaps an adult could make some for you, here's a recipe. Now you're ready to try Dough Disco! Have fun!

    We're also going to practise our pencil control. See if you can keep between the lines and follow the path on these worksheets. Remember to try and hold your pencil near the point between your first two fingers and thumb. Let us know how you get on!

    Don't forget to do some physical exercise everyday to keep your body fit and healthy! There are so many different ways you can do this - go for a walk, ride your scooter, kick a ball or run around outside. You could also try yoga with JoJo & Gran Gran on CBeebies. Enjoy! 

    Maths:

    This week we are thinking about counting and writing numbers.

    We often enjoy singing number rhymes at Nursery, can you remember some of them? - 'Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer', '1,2,3,4,5', 'Five Little Ducks'. Maybe you could sing them at home with your brothers or sisters or a grown up. Make sure you do the actions too! Click here for some more counting songs. Which one is your favourite?

    Do you think you could have a go at writing some numbers? It's a bit tricky so click here for some number formation sheets to help you. Don't forget to hold your pencil near the point between your first two fingers and thumb. Well done everyone!

    We also enjoy watching Numberblocks on cBeebies on iPlayer.

    Phonics:

    This week we are learning to recognise and write the letters 'o' and 'c'.

    Have a go at making your own sound bag using objects around your house. Firstly, find things beginning with 'o'. Pop them in a bag or a spare pillow case. What did you find? An orange? An octopus? Now learn how to write 'o'. You could use felt tips, pencil crayons, chalks or wax crayons on paper, or use your finger in sand or salt.

    Later this week you could make a sound bag with things beginning with 'c'. What did you find? A carrot? A cup? A car? Can you think of any other words that begin with 'c'? Now have a go at writing 'c'. Try to hold your pencil near the point between your first two fingers and thumb.

    Click here for a letter formation sheet to help you.

    Why not try our Phase 1 Phonics activity. An adult will need to fill the toes of socks with some noisy materials (eg. rice, peas, pebbles, marbles, shells, coins etc). You then need to shake each sock and try to guess what is inside! See if you can talk about how the noisy materials feel and what they sound like but no peeking inside the socks! Hope you have fun!

    We also enjoy watching Alphablocks on cBeebies on iPlayer.

     

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  • Week beginning: 01.02.21

    Published 28/01/21

    Hello again! We hope you enjoyed doing some of the activities that we suggested on last week's Home Learning page. This week we are continuing to think about 'Winter'.

    Craft Activity:

    A bird that you might see in your garden in the Winter is a robin. You can tell it’s a robin by their red tummy! Have a go at making a robin by looking carefully at the robin photo.

    Can you name the parts of the robin? Can you point to its head? Wings? Body? Beak? Legs? What colours can you see? You could use anything you can find at home to make your robin. Play dough, wax crayons, felt pens, scissors, glue, paper, card or material.

    Physical Activity:

    Birds can find it hard to find food in the Winter. You could help them by making a bird seed cake to put in your garden.

    Click for the recipe and how to make them here!.

    Use spoons for scooping and stirring, and jugs for pouring carefully. Use your fingers and thumbs to pick up seeds or small pieces of fruit to put in the bird seed cake. Use your hands to squash and squeeze the mixture together. Try using both hands, is it easy with one hand and harder with the other? If you haven’t got the ingredients for a bird seed cake, you could make cakes for your family instead!

    This all helps us to practise our fine motor skills so that we develop more control in our hands and fingers.

    Remember to do some physical exercise everyday to keep your body fit and healthy! There are so many different ways you can do this - go for a walk, ride your bike or play football in the garden. You could also try Andys Arctic Workout -  Have fun! 

    Maths:

    This week we are thinking about shapes again and patterning.

    Let’s make a model using construction toys, like bricks, any size, large or small. Which shapes can you see? Circles? Squares? Rectangles? Or triangles? Decide what you are going to make before you start! Now let’s choose which shaped brick is best for each part of our model. Maybe a triangle shape for a roof, a circle for a head or a rectangle for a car. If it doesn’t work the first time, try a different shape instead. Send us a photo so we can see your models please!

    Now for patterning…

    We're going to try and make a pattern with colours. First, choose two colours. You could use coloured crayons or coloured cars, whatever you have at home! Make a line, putting one colour down at a time and then swap the colour each time. For example blue, red, blue, red, blue... Now try with two other colours, maybe green, pink, green, pink…

    To make it easier get a grown up to start the pattern and then you can carry it on.

    To make it harder you could try to pattern pink, pink, green, green, pink, pink…

    Or choose three colours to pattern, red, blue, yellow, red, blue, yellow…

    All these patterns are called ‘repeating patterns’.

    If you enjoyed patterning Click here. for another activity.

    We also enjoy watching Numberblocks on cBeebies on iPlayer.

    Phonics:

    This week we are learning to recognise and write the letters 'd' and 'g'.

    Have a go at making your own sound bag using objects around your house. Firstly, find things beginning with 'd'. Pop them in a bag or a spare pillow case. What did you find? A dog? A dinosaur? Can you think of any other words that begin with 'd'?

    Now have a go at writing 'd'.  Click here to learn how to write 'd'. You could use felt tips, pencil crayons, chalks or wax crayons on paper, or use your finger in sand or salt.

    Later this week you could make a sound bag with things beginning with 'g'.   What did you find? A glove? A grape? Something green? What else?

    Learn how to write 'g' by clicking here. Try to hold your pencil near the point between your first two fingers and thumb.

    Click here for a letter formation sheet to help you.

    Why not have a go at our Phase 1 Phonics challenge.

    We also enjoy watching Alphablocks on cBeebies on iPlayer.

     

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  • Week beginning: 25.01.21

    Published 21/01/21

    Hello again! We hope you enjoyed doing some of the activities that we suggested on last week's Home Learning page. This week we are continuing to think about 'Winter'.

      Craft Activity:

    Do you think you could have a go at painting a picture of a snowman? What colour paint do you need? White of course! Your snowman needs a hat, a scarf, 2 stick arms and a face with a carrot nose! You could also give your snowman some buttons.  Have a look at the example to help you. If you don't have paint, maybe you could draw a picture of a snowman using felt tips, crayons or chalk instead. Don't forget to send us a photo of your snowman pictures, we'd love to see them!

    Physical Activity:

    There are lots of different things we can do to practise our fine motor skills so that we develop more control in our hands and fingers. Why not try some of the ideas on these Activity Cards?  Let us know how you get on! 

    Remember to do some physical exercise everyday to keep your body fit and healthy! There are so many different ways you can do this - go for a walk, ride your bike or play football in the garden. You could also try Peppa Pig's copying game or do some yoga with Duggee on CBeebies. Have fun! 

    Maths:

    This week we are thinking about recognising numbers and counting objects. Click here to have a go at matching the correct number to each group of objects. Remember to count the objects carefully first! 

    Ask an adult (or a big brother or sister) to write numbers 1 to 5 on separate pieces of paper. Now see if you can put them in the right order. Which number comes first? Which is next? Did you manage to order them correctly? Well done! Now you could try the same activity with numbers up to 10!  

    We also enjoy watching Numberblocks on cBeebies on iPlayer.

    Phonics:

    This week we are learning to recognise and write the letters 'n' and 'm'.

    Have a go at making your own sound bag using objects around your house. Firstly, find things beginning with 'n'. Pop them in a bag or a spare pillow case. What did you find? A necklace? A net? Can you think of any other words that begin with 'n'?

    Now have a go at writing 'n'.  You could use felt tips, pencil crayons, chalks or wax crayons on paper, or use your finger in sand or salt. You will need to start at the top of the 'n', go down then back up to the top and over. We don't take our pencil off when we write this letter.

    Later this week you could make a sound bag with things beginning with 'm'. What did you find? A monkey? A mask? A map? What else?

    When you have a go at writing 'm' you need to start at the top of the stick, go down, back up to the top and over, then back up and over again. Don't take your pencil off! Try to hold your pencil near the point between your first two fingers and thumb.

    Click here for a letter formation sheet to help you.

    Why not have a go at our Phase 1 Phonics challenge.

    We also enjoy watching Alphablocks on cBeebies on iPlayer.

     

    Please send us some photos of your learning this week! We'd love to see what you've been up to!

     

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  • Week beginning: 18.01.21

    Published 13/01/21

    Hello again! We hope you enjoyed doing some of the activities that we suggested last week and watching the videos. This week we are continuing with our 'Winter' topic.

      Craft Activity:

    Why not have a go at making a snowflake picture using paint. Ask an adult to help you find something with a straight edge, dip it in paint and then print onto paper! You could also sprinkle glitter on to make it sparkly! Have a look at the example to help you. If you don't have paint, maybe you could use chalk instead. Send us a photo of your snowflake pictures, we'd love to see them!

    Physical Activity:

    This week we're going to practise our fine motor skills using play dough. If you don't have any play dough at home, perhaps an adult could make some for you, click here for a play dough recipe. Have a go at squeezing the play dough in your hands. Can you make a sausage shape by rolling it? Now squash it flat like a pancake, then roll the play dough into a ball! Well done! Don't forget to let us know how you get on and send us some photos!

    Hope you had a good try at putting your coat on and taking it off all by yourself. Did you manage to do your zip too? Well done everyone! Keep practising! It's still very cold outside so make sure you remember to wrap up warm when you go out to play. See if you can put your hat and gloves on by yourself, well done for trying!

    Maths:

    This week we are thinking about shapes and sorting objects in different ways.

    Have a look around your house and see if you can find things with: circles (a bowl), triangles (pretend food pizza), squares (a book) or rectangles (a remote control). Or you might want to draw and cut out some shapes with help. Can you put all of the shapes together that are the same? How are they the same? (Number of sides?) How are they different? (Number of corners?)

    Now, using your toys, see if you can: 

    - put all the ones that are the same colour together,

    - put all the ones that are the same type together (eg. all fire engines together),

    - put all the ones that are the same size together.

    How many different size words can you think of? Have a look below and see if there are any new ones for you to learn!

    (little, small, tiny, short, big, large, tall, long, enormous, gigantic, huge, medium sized, middle sized)

    You might like to try our 'Build a Snowman' shape activity. Send us a photo of your snowman please!

    We also enjoy watching Numberblocks on cBeebies on iPlayer.

    Phonics:

    This week we are learning to recognise and write the letters 'p' and 'i'.

    Have a go at making your own sound bag using objects around your house. Firstly find things beginning with 'p'. Pop them in a bag or a spare pillow case. Did you find a pony? A picture? A puppy? Can you think of any other words that begin with 'p'?

    Now have a go at writing 'p'.  You could use felt tips, pencil crayons, chalks or wax crayons on paper, or use your finger in sand or salt. You will need to start at the top of the 'p', go all the way down then back up to the top and round to the middle. We don't take our pencil off when we write this letter.

    Later this week you could make a sound bag with things beginning with 'i'. There are not so many things to find that begin with 'i' so you may need to look in a book or on the internet to find some!

    When you have a go at writing 'i' you need to start at the top of the stick, go down and put a little curve at the bottom to the right, take your pencil off and then put a dot above. Not a circle or a football remember! Try to hold your pencil near the point between your first two fingers and thumb.

    Why not have a go at our Phase 1 Phonics challenge.

    We also enjoy watching Alphablocks on cBeebies on iPlayer.

    We look forward to seeing photos of your learning this week!

     

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  • Week beginning: 11.01.21

    Published 07/01/21

    We hope you enjoyed doing some of the activities that we suggested last week and watching the story videos. This week we are continuing with our 'Winter' topic.

    Craft Activity:

    Did you enjoy playing in the snow during the holidays? This week why not have a go at making a picture of a snowman by cutting out 2 circles - one for the head and one for the body. You could draw round a cup or a bowl and then cut them out. Don't forget to make sure your thumb is at the top of the scissors! What else does your snowman need? A hat, a scarf, some buttons and a face of course! You could use felt tips, crayons or collage materials. Send us a photo of your snowman please!

    If you enjoyed this activity, why not try making a penguin!      Click here.

    Physical Activity:

    Keep having a go at holding your pencil correctly between your first 2 fingers and thumb near the point. Click here and try to trace the dotted lines as neatly as you can!

    When you go outside in the cold weather it's really important to wrap up warm! See if you can put on your shoes/wellies and coat and take them off again all by yourself. Now try and fasten your coat too. Well done for having a go!

    Maths:

    This week we are thinking about recognising numbers and counting objects.

    Click below to watch our Maths videos:

    Maths 1

    Maths 2

    Maths 3

    Don't forget to check back later in the week for more ideas.

    Now have a go at home with this link

    We also enjoy watching Numberblocks on cBeebies on iPlayer.

    Phonics:

    This week we are learning to recognise the letter sounds 'a' and 't'.

    Click below to watch our Phonics videos:

    Sound bag 'a'

    Sound bag 't'

    Don't forget to check back later in the week for more ideas.

    Why not have a go at our Phase 1 Phonics challenge!

    We also enjoy watching Alphablocks on cBeebies on iPlayer.

     

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