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Monday's links (25/01/21) Snow Day

Have some fun in the snow!

Wake and Shake - Cosmic Kids Yoga (Frozen Themed)

  • Can you draw patterns and pictures in the snow?
  • Can you write your name in the snow? 
  • Can you build a snow creation or sculpture that is bigger than you are? Please take a photo of your sculpture with you next to it and send it to your nursery teacher.
  • Dress up in some warm clothes. 
  • Build a snowman. 
  • Go sledging. 
  • Throw a snowball at a target. 
  • Make a snow angel. 
  • Build a blanket fort to keep warm. 
  • Read a book with a snowy setting. 
  • Drink warm drinks. 
  • Feed the birds. 
  • Take a photograph so that you can cherish the memories of your snow day. 

Story - Snuggle up nice and warm and listen to 'One Snowy Day', read by Mrs Kirk. 

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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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  • Week beginning: 04.01.21

    Published 04/01/21

    Up until half term our topic will be ‘Winter’ and we shall be thinking about Winter colours, seasonal changes and the importance of keeping ourselves warm in the cold weather.

      Craft Activity:

    What colours make you feel cold when you see them?  White, grey, silver & blue make us think of the cold Winter weather.  Can you see any cold colours around your house or outside in your garden?  Now try and find cold coloured things that you could use to make a Winter picture, collage or model!  Don't forget to send us a photo!

    Physical Activity:

    Have a go at drawing some patterns holding your pencil between your first 2 fingers and thumb near the point: circles, straight lines, wavy lines, zig zags.

    It’s really important to keep our bodies fit and healthy and do some physical exercise everyday! There are lots of different ways you can do this - go for a walk, ride your bike, play football in the garden or do a workout!

    Maths:

    Last term we started thinking about numbers up to 10. Have a go at counting different objects at home while you are playing.

    We've also had a look at the following shapes at Nursery:   circle, square, triangle and rectangle.

    Have a look and see if you can find any of these shapes around your house or garden!

    Phonics:

    Our letter sound this week is ‘s’, have a look at home and see how many things you can find beginning with ‘s’.

    Why not take a photo of what you find and email it to us!

     

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