Nursery home learning JANUARY 2021
There are 3 activities for you and your child to do each day at home. Some of these activities do require paper sheets. All these sheets are printed off and in packs ready for you to collect from the school office. If you can’t get to school to collect a pack, please don’t worry you can just draw the activities onto plain paper for your child to do at home. Paper packs for week 7 and 8 are available to collect from the school office now!
We would love to see what your child is learning at home, so please upload photographs of your child’s learning onto the Evidence Me App.
Also your child’s individual ‘next steps’ has been uploaded to your account, for you to see what we would have been working on with your child, this half term. Please read through your child’s next steps, try doing some at home, please take photographs of your child working on their next steps and upload them onto Evidence Me so that your child’s teacher can better support you – we would also love to see what you are getting up to at home!
Here is a step-by-step guide how to add photos or videos onto your child’s Evidence Me account. Click here. You can also watch a video tutorial by visiting: https://youtu.be/RYmN7TsJ2IU
To access the timetable of activities for Week 1 (Beginning 4.1.21) Click here.
To access the timetable of activities for Week 2 (Beginning 11.1.21) Click here.
To access the timetable of activities for Week 3 (Beginning 18.1.21) Click here.
To access the timetable of activities for Week 4 (Beginning 25.2.21) Click here
To access the timetable of activities for Week 5 (Beginning 1.2.21) Click here
To access the timetable of activities for Week 6 (Beginning 8.2.21) Click here
Home Learning Pack Week 7 and 8 ( 22.2.21-5.3.21)
We have tried to make this pack a little bit different, to keep you all motivated and interested in doing the activities and home learning! Click here for the sheet which introduces the competition we are holding.
For the Maths sheet click here
For phonics sheet click here, reading sheet click here and literacy sheet click here.
Baking sheet click here, Natural environment sheet click here, Creative and Messy play sheets click here and Indoor exercise sheet click here.
During lockdown it is EXTREMELY important to do things to make you feel happy. This week we have added 2 sheets into your pack. 1- Random acts of kindness rainbow (Click here to see the sheet). We would like you to do things to make yourself and other people feel HAPPY. 2- Connect 4/Bingo game (Click here to see the sheet) Can you complete a line of 4 of these activities or could you complete all of the activities to keep yourself and your family HAPPY. We hope you enjoying doing these as a family. Send us lots of photos/videos of your happy times.
Monday 8th February
1- Maths prepositions- learn to use the terms under, on top, behind, in front, in, on, through, to describe where things are.
Complete the sheet in paper pack- Tell me where the snake is- Can you tell a grown up where the snake is e.g. The snake is hiding behind the sofa.
Then can you play a hide and seek game with a toy or teddy. Parent hide the toy and ask the child to find it and say where it was e.g. under the bed. Then allow your child to hide the toy and tell you where to look for it e.g. behind the box.
2- Teeth cleaning- Looking after ourselves is very important. Do you clean your teeth every morning and every night before bed. Send photos to Evidence Me of you cleaning your teeth.
3-Cosmic yoga time- why not try The 3 Billy Goats Gruff one today?
Tuesday 9th February
1- KIDS 7 MINUTE HIIT WORKOUT FOR SELF REGULATION (See picture below)
2- Can you make a paper aeroplane? Use different sizes of paper and different methods to make a range of aeroplanes. Send us photos of your experiments.
3- Numbers day -Go around your house and look for all the numbers you can see. Are there numbers on your parent’s phone, the oven, the clocks, the front door, on cereal boxes etc.
Wednesday 10th February
- Experimenting with Science- floating and sinking.
- Ask an adult to read- Skipper the skeleton and answer the questions.
- Measuring day 3- time
*How many claps/jumps//hops etc can you do in 1 min etc
*Time how many seconds it takes you to run up the stairs, or run around your garden, or run into every room in your house.
Thursday 11th February
- Phonics Go to CBeebies.co.uk- click watch and sing- Click Learn phonics. Watch these videos and sing along. Do you like the alphabet song? Can you sing along with it?
- Make you make an obstacle course in your house. Use chairs, cushions, boxes etc.
Travel under, over, through and around the equipment. Can you climb over the chairs, can you climb under the table etc. Send us photos of your obstacle course.
- Complete the picture of the sea sheet in your pack.
Friday 12th February– Valentine’s Day activities or work on the Happy activities- Connect 4/Bingo Game or Random Acts of Kindness Rainbow.
- On Sunday it is Valentine’s Day- Can you draw a special picture for someone special. Ask an adult to show you how to draw love hearts. Can you copy love heart shapes onto your picture.
Send us a photo of your picture.
- Can you snuggle up with someone you love to listen to the story together.
- Help your grown up prepare one meal or snack. Send photos of your child making the food and the food you have made and upload to Evidence Me.
Could you share your snack or meal with someone you love, for Valentine’s Day.
Monday 1st February
- Look in great detail and find which one is the odd one out.
- Have fun measuring the lengths and heights. Can’t wait to see your pictures and videos.
- Cut out the foods and sort them into healthy and unhealthy.
Tuesday 2nd February
- Sing as many nursery rhymes as you can. Send us a video of you singing your favourite nursery rhyme.
- Understand the use of objects- which items go together sheet.
- Animal movement sheet. See below.
Wednesday 3rd February
As it is National Story telling week this week 1- Listen to stories online. Send us a photo of your favourite story.
2- Counting the number of items in the pictures on your sheet. Or practise counting objects around your house e.g. how many apples in the fruit bowl.
3- Make fork biscuits. Follow the simple instructions below.
Thursday 4th February
- Answer the questions on the story in your pack.
- Lettersandsounds.com Play phase 1 phonics games
- Try doing a Joe Wicks PE workout session. How does your body feel after exercise?
Friday 5th February
1- Complete the rhyming pairs sheet- Draw lines to match the pictures that rhyme e.g. cat-hat
2- Coins- can you cut out the coins (or use real coins) and talk about each one. What numbers are on each coin? Can you sort them from lowest value to highest value e.g. 1p-20p.
3- Measuring amounts (capacity)- Bath time or fill the sink with water – two different size containers, how many yoghurt pots of water does it take to fill the big jug etc.
Can you fill/ half fill the big jug? What happens when you make it overflow? etc
Don’t forget to send us lots of pictures and videos.
Monday 25th January
1- Answer the questions about the picture- Nina’s icecream.
2- Help prepare one meal or snack- send us lots of photos.
3- Play on Phonics Play.
Tuesday 26th January
1- Follow the steps on the sheet to draw a pig
2- Find rectangles in your house and send us photographs.
3- Build a tower- can you build a tower bigger than you and send us a picture.
Wednesday 27th January
1- Follow the instructions on sheet 6- to draw the pictures.
2- Watch and sing along to Jolly phonics.
3- Cosmic yoga- send us videos of you following the routines.
Thursday 28th January
1- Ladybird sheet- follow the instructions to complete your ladybird.
2- Tumble tots time
3- Orchardtoys.com Activity sheets.
Friday 29th January
1- Friday fitness- follow the actions on the sheet and send us photos.
2- Spot the difference sheets
3- Monster activity sheet in the pack.
Friday 22nd January
Activity 1- Fitness Friday activities- Which movement can you do (from the sheet)? We can’t wait to see your photos.
Activity 2-Counting activity- how many doors are in your house?
Activity 3- Send us photos or videos of the games that you play. Don’t forget if you don’t have any games at home, you can make and play ‘Pin the tail on the donkey (or unicorn)’.
Thursday 21st January
- Shape cutting sheet in your pack. Can you cut around the shapes? Try and do it as slowly and carefully as possible. Send us photos of your cutting. (See below Dee has tried very hard to cut the shapes as neatly as she could and she has named all the colours)
- Which counting song are you going to practise singing and then send us a video of you singing? Maybe you could find a new one that we have never sung before, in nursery? You could teach Jenny a new song and it could be her next steps to learn it, before we return to nursery.
- Share a story with a grown up. Don’t forget to upload photos of you looking at the book and listening to the story together.
Wednesday 20th January
- Get creative- what can you construct with your recycling items. We can’t wait to see the photos.
- Squares- how many squares can you find in your house? Is it easier to find circles or squares? Send us photos of all of the squares.
- PE time- complete a Joe Wicks PE video- make sure your parents join in with you. Looking forward to seeing all the pictures.
Tuesday 19th January
1- Snowman drawing sheet- Can’t wait to see your snowman pictures. (see Katie’s example below)
2- We are excited to see the videos or you copying the routines on Just Dance.
3- Have fun on the Orchard Toys Activity Sheet website. An example of one game is below.
Monday 18th January
1- Dot-to-dot sheets
2- Send us videos of your counting. We can’t wait to see if you have improved with your counting, since last time, we saw you counting in nursery.
3- Look in the mirror and then draw your face. Looking forward to seeing your face pictures.
Friday 15th January
1. Watching Jolly phonics- We can’t wait to see the video clips of you singing along to the songs and doing the actions. Which is your favourite song so far?
2. Send us photos and videos of your physical activities- hopefully it might stop raining so you could do some outside if you have a back garden?
3. Rather than emailing me your favourite story, could you send me a photo on Evidence Me of you reading your favourite story and then I can try and get all those books ready for when we return to nursery, to read together, as well.
Thursday 14th January
1- Spot the difference sheets in your pack- send us a photo of your sheet.
2- Matching socks- sheet photo below for Emma’s matching socks at home.
3- Colour the blankets sheet in your pack- Send us a photo of your sheet.
Wednesday 13th January
1- Read a story together- Send us a photo of your book or listening to the story.
2- Drawing face step by step sheet.
3- Scavenger hunt- find 10 objects in your house. Can you sort them by size or colour or shape? See the pictures of Lindsey’s scavenger hunt at her house.
Tuesday 12th January
Activity 1- Colour the shapes in different colours on the sheet in your pack. Upload a photo of your completed sheet.
Activity 2- Cosmic yoga- send us photos or videos for evidence.
Activity 3- Can you make an instrument- see Dee’s for an idea. Upload photos of your instrument.
Activities Monday 11th January
1- Send us photographs on Evidence Me of your pre-writing shapes. Look at Laura’s shapes using salt in a baking tray.
2- See examples below of sock puppets.
3- Send us photos of the pictures in size order smallest to biggest and then with objects around your house e.g spoons, teddy bears, etc. See examples below with teddy bears biggest to the smallest.
Friday 8th January-
Activity 1- Take videos of your child watching and singing along to the Jolly phonics songs- upload onto your child’s Evidence me account.
Activity 2- Look at Emma’s patterns. What patterns can you make. Add photos onto Evidence Me for us to see.
Activity 3- Send us photos or videos of you and your child playing a board game or card game. If you don’t have any games, why not play a simple game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey (Or unicorn), like Laura and her daughter are here (see below picture).
Thursday 7th September
Activity 1- Can you decorate the superhero cloaks? Here is Dee’s to give you an example .
Activity 2- Can you find circles in your house and take photographs to add onto your Evidence Me account. Look at all these circles in Lindsey’s house.
Activity 3- Story telling. Click here to see this great example that Rachael and her son Ted have done for an idea.
Wednesday 6th January
Activity 1- see Katie’s example below. Also activity 2 photo is attached for you as well.
Tuesday 5th January:
Activity 1- See Jenny’s completed sheet. Can you input your child’s picture onto Evidence Me- can you draw a house like Jenny?
Activity 2- We can’t wait to see your videos on evidence me! Parents can join in dancing too!
Activity 3- Look at Jenny’s ideas. Can you do some of your own?
NURSERY HOME LEARNING October 2020.
We are really sad that we cannot all be in nursery learning, playing and having fun together. We have put some ideas of activities below, for you to do at home with your child.
We would like you to complete as many of these activities as you can and send us photos or evidence to [email protected]
Friday 23rd Challenge- Can you make pictures using shapes? See the examples below for ideas…..
Friday- snuggle up and share a lovely story together. Head over to www.oxfordowls.co.uk and select a few stories to listen to/read together.
Thursday 22nd Challenge 1
Make patterns- what patterns can you make around your house? Can you use socks and make patterns with the socks e.g. red, blue, red, blue, red, blue. Can you use things in your bathroom- toothbrush, bottle, toothbrush bottle. Could you use a plate and a cup to make a pattern cup, cup, plate, cup, cup, plate?
Send us photographs of the patterns you create to [email protected]
Challenge 2- Can you build a space rocket? Can you use resources from your recycling bin or objects around your house to build a rocket? You could watch video clips of rockets blasting off to space on youtube or listen to the story ‘If I were an astronaut’ or ‘How to catch a star.’
Send us photos of your rocket.
I cannot believe how many amazing home learning photos I receive every day! Thank you xxx
Wednesday challenge– can you make a bird feeder?
Wednesday 21st October:
The children need to learn to recognise their name written down. Can you make some name cards for people in your house/family. Cut up a piece of paper into pieces and write the names of the people in your house or family. Play games with the cards- e.g. hide them around the house- which names can they find. Set the table for tea putting everyone’s name card on their place mats. When breakfast is made ask your child to find their name card from the pile to put next to their cereal. The more practise the children can get recognising (or reading) their own name and names of people in their family, the more it will help them in nursery. Send some photos of your child playing with the name cards to [email protected]
TUESDAY 20th OCTOBER HOME LEARNING
Today can you go for a scavenger hunt around your home and/or garden?
Can you find 3 red objects, 4 blue objects, 5 green objects and 6 yellow objects.
Can you find 4 circle shapes, 5 square shapes, 6 triangle shapes and 7 rectangle shapes e.g. circle clock, square window?
Can you find 5 silent objects and 5 objects which make a noise?
Can you take photos of your objects and send them to [email protected] or can you draw pictures of the objects that you find?
TUESDAY CHALLENGE 2-
Look at Emma’s amazing hand puppet. She has made a spider and put fingers holes in, so that she can use the puppet to re-enact Incy Wincy Spider nursery rhyme.
Can you make a puppet at home and use it to retell a nursery rhyme? Maybe you have an old sock, that you could turn into a sock puppet.
Don’t forget to send us photos of your puppets.
MONDAY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CHALLENGE:
Which of these activities can you do in your house or in your garden? Which is your favourite activity? Remember take lots of photos to send to Jenny.
*1 stretch *2 toe touches *3 hops like a bunny
*4 rolls like a pig *5 stomps like a cow *6 arm circles
*7 push ups *8 frog jumps *9 star jumps
*10 steps from side to side.
*Can you walk like a crab? Jump like a sea horse? Waddle like a penguin?
*Make your own exercises or physical activities that your key person could copy
Send you photos in to [email protected]
MONDAY- CHALLENGE 2- Junk modelling challenge!
Miss Lane and her children have been busy making owls, one on their favourite animals! They have used toilet roll tubes, recycled carboard and other b its. Can you make a junk model of your favourite animal this week? Don’t forget to email us your fantastic pictures!
More amazing home learning photos……………
NURSERY FRIDAY CHALLENGE 1 16.10.20- Let’s get drawing!!
Can you draw some pictures today and send them to [email protected]
Can you draw your mummy or daddy? Can you draw your pet? Can you follow the step by step instructions to draw a cat or a dog, like Jenny has? What else can you draw?
Don’t forget to tell someone in your family all about your picture.
If you don’t have drawing resources at home, please pop into the school office and pick up a free craft pack.
Happy drawing day!
Reading EVERY day is the best thing that you can do to help your child.
Listening to an adult tell you a story, looking at a book together- talking about what you see on the pages, listening to an online story together- will all REALLY help your child’s development.
Whilst nursery is closed we want you to share a book with your child EVERY day. Opposite are some links to good websites with appropriate aged stories.
*oxfordowl.co.uk- select age 3-4 or 4-5 stories.
*Youtube- type in story titles e.g.
-The Very Hungry Caterpillar
-Julia Donaldson stories
-Traditional tales e.g. Little Red Riding Hood or 3 little pigs
Teeth brushing! Brushing your teeth every day is very important!
Please tell your child that Jenny (or your child’s key person) wants to see that they are brushing their teeth every morning and every night.
Please take some photos of your child cleaning their teeth and email them to [email protected]
lf you could also make a little chart (perhaps similar to the one shown here) and ask your child to draw a tick or a smiley face or colour in the square each time that they have cleaned their teeth.
We would love to see their completed teeth cleaning charts. Please take a photograph and send it to us : [email protected]
Be creative and do some junk modelling with your recycling.
Can you and your child make a car or a robot or a rocket using the empty bottles and boxes in your recycling bins?
Send us photos of your creations.
Find objects around your house or garden and make a collage or art picture. Can you find some leaves and make a picture with leaves?
Send us photos of your art work.
For further physical development activities or exercises to do at home look on this website:
www.cosmickids.com There are some fantastic yoga videos on here.
Talk to your child about nursery. What do they like doing at nursery? What is their favourite thing to play with? Do they like having snack or dinner?
Can they tell you what happens at snack time or dinner time? What are the names of their new friends (adults or children)?
Please write down what your child says in English or in their first language and email me their replies to [email protected]
We would love to know their answers to these questions and will print out your answers and put them into your child’s learning journey.
More ideas for learning at home…
All 3 and 4 year olds in England (and at our school, children turning 3 in that term) are entitled to 15 hours of free early education or childcare a week.
Options for your 15 hours of nursery child care:
Option 1: 5 mornings a week 8.45-11.45 am
Option 2: 5 afternoons a week 12.30-3.30 pm
Option 3: Mix and match mornings and afternoons, for example 3 mornings, 2 afternoons
Option 4: Extending a morning or afternoon session with lunchtime childcare (11.45am – 12.30pm). If your child attends nursery in a morning they can stay for lunch and then go home at 12.30pm. The cost for this would be £2.00 and your child could bring a packed lunch from home or pay a further £2.30 to buy a school dinner. This option is also available for children to arrive at 11.45am and have dinner at nursery before the afternoon session.
Option 5: 2½ Full days. Use 1 or 2 full days and the rest of the 15 hours as half days e.g. All day Monday, Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning, Thursday afternoon; or all day Wednesday and Thursday and then Friday morning. The full day sessions will be from 8.45am-3.30pm (6 hours, 45 minutes,so the maximum would be 2 full days and then a half day). Full day sessions include lunch provision.
Option 6: Extending any nurserysessions with breakfast childcare. If your child wanted to attend earlier than 8.45am, they would have to pay to attend the breakfast club any time between 7.45-8.45am. (Costs £3 7.45-8.15 or £2 8.15-8.45) Or extending the full day care with after school club, available until 5.30 pm. (Costs £4 3.30-4.30 or £8 3.30-5.30)
From September 2017 parents are also able to check their eligibity for a 30 hour place. To check eligibility parents can visit:
www.childcarechoices.gov.uk. If the parents are eligible for a 30 hour place for their child, they will be given an 11-digit code which they need to bring to nursery.
The 30 hour childcare at our setting is completely FREE. The children can attend for 4 full days and one half day and bring a packed lunch to nursery each day for NO CHARGE. Alternatively parents can pay for a school meal £2.30 per day and they can pay to top up to 5 full days for £10 for the extra session, plus £2 for lunchtime cover if needed.
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