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Spring Term 2021 Remote Learning

Welcome back to our Spring term 2021. Please watch the video clips below with your child from Mrs Brown and Mrs White. 

A message from Mrs Brown

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A message from Mrs White

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During the School Closure, videos and activities will be uploaded to Tapestry with supporting documents and/or links to other resources to this section of the Nursery Year Group Page.

 

Expected activities will be (these may change depending on observations posted by parents/carers at home):

 

Wednesday 6th January

Phonics – recap

Thursday 7th January

Maths – number

Friday 8th January

Fine motor

Monday 11th January

Maths – number

Tuesday 12th January

Phonics – c

Wednesday 13th January

Owl Babies Gross motor and Cosmic Yoga

Thursday 14th January

Doing buttons on a shirt and making bird feeders

Friday 15th January

Maths - counting

Fine motor - cutting skills

Monday 18th January

Literacy - Three Little Pigs Story

            - Rhyming words

Tuesday 19th January

Fine/Gross motor - building a house for the pigs.

Drawing a picture of a house

Wednesday 20th January

Phonics - k

Acting out the story of the Three Little Pigs

Thursday 21st January

Fine motor - Playdough

Communication and Language - Three Little Tasks!

Friday 22nd January

Maths - shapes

Ball skills - sending and receiving!

 

 

Mindfulness with Mrs Kershaw

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Watch the video and encourage your child to join in with the mindfulness activity.

Thursday 21st January:

We have been watching all of your lovely videos from Mrs Cook's Playdough disco challenge last week. We can see you have been having lots of fun with your playdough, some of you even made your own amazing playdough!

 

For today's activity you will need some playdough. Do you have some playdough at home? If you don't please look at the learning from 8th January where we put two recipes to make playdough. A no-cook recipe and a cook recipe.  Don't worry if you don't have food colouring, you can just make plain playdough. 

 

Next please see the link below to revisit the story of 'The three little pigs'.

Three Little Pigs ( 3 Little Pigs )

Communication and Language: Three Little Tasks!

Firstly, please watch the video that explains the three different tasks for this activity.

Watch the video to learn about the 3 tasks!

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Task 1:
Can you find the picture of the scene from The Three Little Pigs (picture below). Look carefully at the picture. Can you find the following things in the picture?

  • Big Bad Wolf
  • straw
  • sticks
  • bricks
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • straw house
  • stick house
  • brick house with a chimney
  • cooking pot

 

After you have spotted all the items in the picture your grown up will ask you some questions. Remember to think carefully about your answers and to talk in full sentences.

  • Which house took the longest to build?
  • How did the Big Bad Wolf destroy the straw and stick houses? (Please talk to your child about the meaning of the word 'destroy'. If necessary build a tower with bricks or a lego construction and encourage them to destroy it to show your child the meaning of the word.)
  • How do the pigs beat the Big Bad Wolf in the end?

Task 2
Can you count the number of each item from The Three Little Pigs story? Follow the steps below:

  • Use the 'I Spy' sheets that can be found below.
  • Look at the checklist, choose what item you are going to look for first.
  • Look at the I Spy sheet and count the items carefully. 
  • When you think you have found them all write the number in the box on the checklist sheet. (Your child may need help with knowing what the numbers look like and how to form them correctly).

 

Remember to count the items carefully, if you print the I Spy sheet off you could mark the item when you count it. You do not need to print off the sheets for this activity, you can look at the I Spy sheet on the screen and record your answers on a plain sheet of paper.

Task 3
Have a look at the 'Spot the Difference' picture. There are 6 differences in the pictures. Can you find them? When you find a difference can you tell your grown up what it is? Remember to use full sentences when talking; you might say... I can see there is a hat on a pig missing (this isn't a real difference, I wouldn't give you one of the answers!).

Have fun everyone, and we all look forward to seeing your posts on Tapestry.

Mrs Boston explains our playdough activity:

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So now you will need your Playdough. Lets begin by warming up our hands.

  • Can you roll your Playdough into a big ball?
  • Can you now try and roll a tiny ball?
  • What about trying to splat the playdough in your hands?
  • Lastly can you play the piano on your playdough using your fingers one at a time?

Brilliant work everyone.

 

Now we have warmed up our hands we are going to make some items from the story.

  • Can you try and make a pig? You could try and make just a pig face or you could challenge yourself and try and make the face and the body too?
  • Can you splat your playdough and make some bricks for the brick house?
  • Can you try and roll your playdough into long pieces for the straw house?

 

If you would like to challenge yourself some more you could try and make a playdough house? 

 

Below there are some playdough mats if you would like to use these too.

 Have lots of fun and I look forward to seeing all of your lovely creations! 

Wednesday 20th January:

Phonics - K

Today we are going to learn all about the phoneme 'k’. Please watch the video that introduces our new phoneme ‘k’.

Phonics - K: Part 1

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Phonics - K: Part 2

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Below you will find a ‘k’ workbook for you to work through with your child. Please remember not all Nursery children will want to complete a paper based activity so please do not push them to complete this if they are not interested.

As an alternative activity you may wish to using water and paint brushes outside and practise forming the letter ‘k’ on the floor and/or watch the jolly phonics song for ‘k’:

Jolly Phonics 'k'

Retelling our story of the week:

Mrs White, Mrs Boston & Mrs Cook have been very busy at Nursery! They have been having lots of fun recreating the story of The Three Little Pigs! They have used teddies and puppets to retell the story. 

 

Watch the video below:

Retelling the story of The Three Little Pigs

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For your activity today we would like you to revisit the story of The Three Little Pigs. You could look at the video of Mrs Boston reading it or you could click the link below and watch the video on YouTube. 

Mrs Boston reads our story of the week

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Three Little Pigs ( 3 Little Pigs )

After listening to the story we would like to see if you could recreate the story yourself. You could use puppets or teddies or you could try and make your own masks.

Mrs Brown has made her own stick puppets this week (we think she may have had some help!). She made a wolf and three pigs; one pig has sunglasses, one pig has clear glasses and one pig doesn't have any glasses. Can you see which one is which in the picture below?
Below are some links to some recourses which you could use to make your own masks/finger puppets. 

Tuesday 19th January:

Good morning Nursery,

Today Mrs Boston has had three little visitors at her house, can you guess who they were?

What can you build?

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That's right, it was the three little pigs! They have been very busy making some houses out of lots of different items! One of the pigs made their house from lego bricks and added lots of different colours!

 

For today's activity first have a look at the PowerPoint below to revisit the story. Next we would like to see if you can create your very own house for a pig. You could use Lego bricks, wooden blocks, stickle brick, I am sure you have your very own ideas of how you would like to create your house. 

We look forward to seeing your wonderful houses.

 

Additional learning:
If you would like an additional activity to try at home, you could draw your own picture of a house for one of the pigs in the story. You could even try some junk modelling to make a house, you could use coloured paints or create a collage for your house.

Below is a link for some colouring sheets:

A big part of our Nursery sessions is learning through play. During your time at home with your child please remember to engage with them during their play, talking about what they are doing and developing their creative minds. Remember to encourage them to share, help with everyday routines e.g. sorting the washing and enjoy their time at home!

Monday 18th January:

This week we are going to be looking at the story 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have got lots of fun activities for you all to have a go at based on the story.

Our first activity today is listening to the story of The Three Little Pigs. Before watching Mrs Boston read the story ask your child:

  • Do you know the story of The Three Little Pigs?
  • Who do you think the story is about?
  • What do you think will happen in the story?

The Three Little Pigs read by Mrs Boston

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After listening to Mrs Boston read, ask your child?

  • Did you enjoy the story?
  • Why did you enjoy/not enjoy the story?
  • Can you tell me what happened first in the story?
  • Can you tell me what happened next in the story?
  • Can you tell me what happened at the end of the story?
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After talking to your child about The Three Little Pig your child can join in with the song about the little pigs, that can be found below:

Three Little Pigs

Look out! Here comes the Big Bad Wolf! The three little pigs each hide in their houses made of hay, sticks, and bricks.

If you have you own Three Little Pig story at home, please encourage your child to share it with you or alternatively you can watch the below is a video. Please revisit the story everyday, encouraging your child to join in with the words and retell the story using their own words.

Three Little Pigs ( 3 Little Pigs )

Bedtime Stories for Kids presents: The Three Little Pigs ( 3 Little Pigs )

Enjoy, have lots of fun and keep looking out for the daily activities your teachers will be

Rhyming Words Activity:

Today we will be looking at rhyming words. Rhyming words are words which sound the same such as:
Cat & Hat
Ball, & Tall
Dog & Log
Boat & Coat.

This week we are focusing on the story 'The three little pigs', your activity is to have a little think about what words rhyme with pig. You could go on a little hunt around your house, in the garden or even on a daily walk to see if you can find any items which sound like pig. In the video from Mrs Boston she introduces rhyming words. 

Rhyming Words

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Can you think of any different rhyming words? If you can we would love to hear them! Especially words that rhyme with pig!

 

Have a look at the PowerPoint which is attached below and then you could have ago at the activity below. 

Have lots of fun with the activity, we are looking forward to hearing all of the words you can think of.

 

A big part of our Nursery sessions is learning through play. During your time at home with your child please remember to engage with them during their play, talking about what they are doing and developing their creative minds. Remember to encourage them to share, help with everyday routines e.g. sorting the washing and enjoy their time at home!

Friday 15th January:

 

Activity 1:

For this maths activity we would like your child to work out how many are missing from a group.

 

First watch the video and then follow the instructions to play the game with your child.

 

When playing the game let your child have a go at controlling the monster while you work out the answer (you don't always have to get the answer correct!) and also let your child work out the answer while you control the monster.

How many counters does my monster eat?

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What to do:
-    Start with 5 counters on a surface. Count them together. Explain that the cup is going to catch some counters and the only way to free them is to say how many are under the cup. 
-    Make a game of the cup hovering over and then ‘catching’ some counters. Can your child work out how many have been caught underneath using the number of counters remaining? 
-       Let your child check under the cup to see if they worked out the correct answer.
-    Repeat the game. Your child may become more strategic in their working out as they play, or you can reduce the number of counters to help them. 
-    You can repeat this game, changing the number of counters in play.

 

Questions to ask:
-    How many counters are there?
-    What if the cup trapped one? How many would still be free? 
-    There are 5 counters. Munch, munch, munch. Now there are two left. How many has the cup eaten? 
-    If there are 4 still free then how many are under the cup?

 

If your child finds this activity easy using 5 counters increase the amount of counters being used.

 

Extension:
Perform the trick together in front of an audience but tell them you are using ‘magic’. You could cover the counters with a magic hat (paper rolled in a cone with stars drawn on it) instead of the cup and see if you and your child can hoodwink the audience using magical maths. Use this principle with small animals or people and a box for a building. How many people are in the house/animals in the barn? Reverse roles and get your child to test you. 
 

Activity 2:

Cutting skills with Mrs Boston

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Today I thought we could have a practice of our cutting skills. Sometimes cutting can be a little bit challenging but it is a good skill to practice as it helps support the use of our fine motor skills.

 

On my paper I have drawn some different patterned lines, I have a straight line, a zig zag line also a squiggly line. I cut along each line from one end to the other. You could try doing this activity the same as me or you could have a look at the cutting worksheet which I have added the link for below.

If you would like to challenge yourself even further you could ask your grown ups to draw you some shapes to cut around such as a circle, a square or maybe even a triangle? Or follow the link below which will take you to some shape cutting worksheets.

We are looking forward to seeing how you all get on with this activity. 

Thursday 14th January:

Well done everyone for sharing getting dressed yesterday. We were very impressed!

 

To continue with our independence skills, we would like you to have a go at doing buttons on a shirt and making a bird feeder today.

 

Activity 1:

Before watching the video from Mrs Brown, warm up your fingers and hands by watching and joining in with the YouTube video:

One From The Left (A Finger Play)

After you have warmed up your fingers and hands, watch the video clip where Mrs Brown shows you how to do up buttons on a shirt. Can you do up buttons on a shirt? 

 

When you've managed to do them up can you undo the buttons? 

 

This skill is very good for your hand-eye coordination and for your fine motor control. 

 

Get those fingers moving and remember to post on Tapestry!

Can you do up and undo buttons on a shirt?

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Activity 2:

Can you make some bird feeders?

 

We thought this would be a nice activity to try because it links nicely with our theme this week, which is Owl Babies. You can make 2 or 3 bird feeders with different amounts of hoops on them. If you haven't got hoops, you could make a pretend bird feeder by using beads or buttons for threading.

 

When your child has made their bird feeder talk to your child about:

  • How many hoops they have you used on their bird feeders? 
  • Where would be the best place to put their bird feeders?
  • What types of birds they think might eat their bird feeders?
  • What might the birds look like?

 

It would also be lovely to see some pictures of birds or wildlife you have living near your home. Can you be very quiet and see if you can take any picture of the birds (maybe eating your bird feeders) or any wildlife living near you?

 

Watch the video clip below for more instructions for making the bird feeder and view the photograph to see the bird feeder Mrs Boston made.

Bird Feeders

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Wednesday 13th January:

 

Activity 1:

 

Time to wake up and get dressed! This is something your child will be doing every day and it is the perfect moment to help them develop some coordination (Physical Development: Moving and Handling) and independence (Physical Development: Health and Self Care) as well as lots of talking about what they are doing (Communication and Language: Speaking, and Understanding). 

 

You will need:
Your child!
Their clothes!

 

1.    You and your child can decide together what they are going to wear today using lots of talk. Is it hot or cold? Socks or bare feet? Green or blue? Stripes or dinosaurs? What to wear can sometimes be a moment of conflict – you could try offering your child two T shirts (that you have suggested) and give them the choice (so they feel in control) 
2.    Now it’s time to put those clothes on. Be there to support your child, but also allow them to have a go themselves. Every child is different, and you know your child best, so pick up on their signals for when they need a bit of help. 
> Balancing – trousers are good for this! 
> Finger pincers – buttons and zips are tricky, but good for this.
> Big arm movements – T shirts and jumpers are good for this.
> Bending and stretching – socks are good for this.

 

Hopefully you now have a child who is more or less dressed! 

 

Extension ideas:
Challenge your child to get dressed as quickly as they can. You could set a timer on your phone, or time them with a clock. Start with a longer time and make it a little bit less every day. Use simple time vocabulary – ‘Can you get dressed in 5 minutes today?’ or ‘Yesterday you did it in 5 minutes, can you get dressed in 4 minutes today?’. Can they help a younger sibling to get dressed or dress a soft toy?

Below are some cards that can be used to support your child with the correct order of getting dressed in the morning. Please choose the set that suits your family.

Activity 2:

Please listen to the story of Owl Babies again. Rereading stories with young children is important. It helps them learn language patterns.

Owl Babies Picture Book Animation

After listening to the story, please watch the video from Mrs Mayo?

Mrs Mayo sits on her branch!

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Mrs Mayo enjoyed listening to the story 'Owl Babies' and decided to make her own branch and sit on it like Sarah, Percy and Bill. Can you sit on your branch? Can you try moving and balancing on your branch?

 

After completing Mrs Mayo's activity can you join in with the Cosmic yoga below. This is a long session so you might only want to join in part of the cosmic session.

Tallulah the Owlet | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

A Cosmic Kids yoga adventure with Tallulah the Owlet about learning the meaning of wisdom.⭐

Have fun and show us how you sit on your branches!

Tuesday 12th January 2021:

With your child, please watch the first video that introduces the phoneme 'c'.

Introducing the initial phoneme ‘C’.

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After watching the video clip. Use the initial sounds I spy sheet and see if your child can find objects that start with the sound 'c'.

Then use the 'c' sorting PowerPoint to play a game where your can sort 'c' objects by listening to the sound at the beginning of the words? You may need to say the object for your child emphasising the 'c' at the beginning. (To sort the object please remember to click slide show to enable the PowerPoint to work correctly.) There are also sheets within the PowerPoint for sorting 'm' and 'o' sounds that your child may like to do as well.

After completing the above activities watch the last video with your child. Can they find objects at home that start with the sound 'c'? How many objects can they find? Can they find an object before Mrs Brown finds an object?

Can you find objects that start with the letter ‘c’?

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Lastly there is a phonic booklet for the phoneme 'c'. When completing the booklet please encourage your child to hold their pencil correctly. Remind them we pinch at the bottom with our thumb and finger and rest our hand on the table. If you do not have a printer, please encourage your child to form 'c' in the air, on backs of family members or in flour (only if you don't mind a bit of mess!).

Other resources you may find useful when learning all about the phoneme 'c' can be found below:

C Jolly Phonic

The above activity will last approximately 10-15 minutes. A big part of our Nursery sessions is learning through play. During your time at home with your child please remember to engage with them during their play, talking about what they are doing and developing their creative minds.

 

Remember to encourage them to share, help with everyday routines e.g. sorting the washing and enjoy their time at home!

 

Have fun, and remember to upload the activities you do to Tapestry.

Owl Babies Activity:

Today's activity is going to be lots of fun and very creative.

 

We would like to see if you can design and make your very own owl baby from the story. You could use lots of different resources to make your owl baby, we want to see how creative you can be!

Owl Babies Creative Activity

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You could use feathers, sticks, leaves and natural items or you could even try and draw an owl baby yourself and decorate it using a variety of pens or pencils. You could paint a beautiful owl onto a large stone or rock which you could search for on your daily walk or you could use different shapes and tissue paper to collage your owl baby. You may even already have your own idea of how you would like to make your owl?

 

Have a look at some of the examples we have uploaded.

We are looking forward to seeing all of your lovely, creative ideas.

 

If you would like to challenge yourself further I have added a link below which will take you to a fun maths activity. You can see how many different shapes and colours you are able to recognise and see if you can match the correct shapes to the owls tummy's.

Have lots of fun and remember to upload a picture to Tapestry!

Monday 11th January 2021:

With your child, please watch the video clips on Tapestry and then have a go at the challenge that Mrs White has set.

 

For Mrs White’s activity encourage your child to see if they can recognise and say each number.

 

Please do not worry if you do not have a printer at home, as seen in Mrs White’s video it is very easy to make your own. 

 

Below are links to a number video and Bingo mats for the game:

10 Little Numbers

The above activity will last approximately 15 minutes altogether, a big part of our Nursery sessions is learning through play, so please engage with your child and have lots of fun together. 

 

Have fun, and remember to upload the activities you do to Tapestry.

Storytime:

Hello everyone.

 

I hope you all enjoy Mrs Boston's story, it is one of our favourites! This week we are going to be dong lots of wonderful learning all about the owl babies story! All of your nursery teachers are looking forward to seeing all of your lovely learning!

Mrs Boston shares the story Owl Babies

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If you have this story at home it would be lovely to see you all having a read of it with your grown ups or watch the story on YouTube video below:

Owl Babies Picture Book Animation

Check back tomorrow to see an Owl Baby activity.

Have fun Seedling and Sapling class.

Friday 8th January 2021:

Today we are going to get our hands moving.

 

Do you have some play dough at home? Any colour will be fine.

 

If you don't please look on the school website where we have put two a no-cook and cook recipe to make play dough at home. Can you make your own play dough? Don't worry if you don't have food colouring, you can just make plain playdough. If you have a peppermint or lemon flavouring you might like to add a drop or two to your play dough to make it smell nice!

Once you have your play dough watch the video clips on Tapestry from Mrs Cook. Can you roll, splat, and mould your play dough? Can you make an animal or shape?

Below is a YouTube playdough song for your children to join in with while rolling and splatting. You may like to search YouTube for other playdough disco songs to move to!

Dough dance/finger gym routine | Down in the Jungle

Get up on your feet and bust a move on the dance floor with your playdough!

Below are some activity cards which provide ideas of what you can do with the play dough with your child. 

We can't wait to see what you create! Please upload pictures and your own video clips to Tapestry.

 

Have fun!

Thursday 7th January 2021:

With your child, please watch the video clips on Tapestry and then have a go at the activity that Mrs Boston has set. 

 

Below is a PowerPoint to help support with learning the number 10, as well as the link to our favourite number 10 songs.

The Number 10

When having a go at the activities encourage your child to have a go at counting as they go along. 

 

If you would like to continue with number learning, your child might like to complete the worksheet below. If you do not have a printer at home, please don't worry as your child can practice writing number 10 on paper or a whiteboard and counting 10 objects that you find around the home.

A big part of our Nursery sessions is learning through play, so please engage with your child and have lots of fun together.

 

Have fun, and we can't wait to see how you get on.

Wednesday 6th January 2021:

Today we are going to recap all of the the phoneme’s that we have learnt so far.

 

Please watch the video on Tapestry and have a go at carrying out the activity with your child, please give your child as much support as they need. 

 

Mrs White's children couldn’t find any objects beginning with the ‘i’ or ‘n’ phonemes, can you ask your child is they can find any around their home? 

 

After searching for objects please watch the YouTube video below with your child:

 

Jolly Phonics Songs

If your child would like, and you are able to print the following tracing activity, please encourage your child to trace over the shapes within the phonemes. Encourage your child to hold their pencil correctly and to rest their hand on the table as they trace over the shapes.

 

If you are unable to print the following document, please don't worry, you can draw patterns on a piece of paper/whiteboard using dots and your child can join the dots.

Please remember not all Nursery children will want to complete a paper based activity so please do not push them to complete an activity if they are not interested. Another alternative activity you may wish to do is to use water and paint brushes outside and practise forming the letters on the ground or use chalks if you have them. While doing this please also remember to use letters from your child's name.

 

These activities will last approximately 10-15 minutes. A big part of our Nursery sessions is learning through play. During your time at home with your child please remember to engage with them during their play, talking about what they are doing and developing their creative minds. 

 

Have fun, and remember to upload the activities you do to Tapestry.

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