Nursery home learning
There are 3 activities for you and your child to do each day at home.
There are 3 activities for you and your child to do each day at home.
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 Click here.
To access the timetable of activities for Week 2 Click here.
To access the timetable of activities for Week 3 Click here.
To access the timetable of activities for Week 4 Click here
To access the timetable of activities for Week 5 Click here
To access the timetable of activities for Week 6 Click here
Home Learning Pack Week 7 and 8
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
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
Thursday 11th February
Friday 12th February– Valentine’s Day activities or work on the Happy activities- Connect 4/Bingo Game or Random Acts of Kindness Rainbow.
Monday 1st February
Tuesday 2nd February
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
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
Wednesday 20th January
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]
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.
It has been a pleasure to meet our new nursery children at home and for them to visit us in nursery with their families. We are very excited for a brilliant year in nursery this year. Here are some photos of some of the areas of nursery that the children can access this half term.Read More
In spring term we talked about things that grow and change. We talked about how we were babies and now we have grown bigger. After reading the story Jasper’s beanstalk we talked about plants growing. Jenny modelled how to plant a seed. We all then planted our own grass seeds. Firstly we put the comp…Read More
The children loved observing the changes through this lifecycle. Our caterpillars started off very small and tiny. Each day they ate the food and got bigger and fatter and longer and even spikier. When all the food had gone, they were very big and fat. The caterpillars climbed up to the top of the p…Read More
The children enjoyed our visit from the life education bus. We learnt about our bodies- pointing to the different parts of our body and singing Head, shoulders, knees and toes. Harold the giraffe taught us about how to look after his body and keep his face and teeth clean every day. The children enj…Read More
The nursery children have been so lucky to experience incubating eggs in our incubator and then being able to look after the baby chicks, which hatched out of the eggs.The children were absolutely fascinated to see the baby chicks and listen to them cheeping. We have learnt how to feed the chicks an…Read More
As part of learning about our local community we went for a walk to Barley Cop Woods. That week we learnt about the story going on a bear hunt. We acted out the story in the woods, looking for a bear. It was great fun squelching in the mud and swishing and swashing through the long grass. We had a p…Read More