Nursery

05/05/2020

Activity Ideas for Home Learning- Nursery Class

This term, the children would be learning about Transport. Below are some ideas you may want to try that link specifically to the topic, but firstly, I've included some simple resources that you should aim to make available to your children most days, for they help your child to develop a wide range of key skills which need to be practiced regularly. At school, these resources are called continuous provision and are available for the children to do throughout the day, every day, regardless of the topic. A great place to get ideas for continuous provision activities is https://www.pinterest.com . I have also included some links for Twinkl, an online resource which is providing free access to parents while schools are closed. To access the links I have included, simply create an account, log on and follow my attached link. Some resources may require a printer.

 Continuous Provision

  • Mark-making: paper, pens, pencils, crayons, chalk, paint, cardboard boxes (anything that can be drawn on or used to make marks)
  • Fine motor control: Threading beads, jigsaw puzzles, play dough, plasticine, water table, messy play with food, building blocks.
  • Reading: a variety of age-appropriate books that vary from picture books that children can access independently, to story or poem books that can be shared with an adult.
  • Role-play and small-world: Dressing up, props and small character toys encourage your child to use their imagination and practice a wider range of sounds and vocabulary.
  • Manipulatives: This can be a collection of objects e.g. stones, shells, toys, building blocks, toy cars etc. that children can handle easily and manipulate to create, count, sort, arrange in a pattern or stack to help them to embed early mathematical concepts.
  • Large motor control: bikes and scooters, dancing, running around, playing with a ball, climbing and jumping.

Area of Learning

Activity

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Ask your child to recall on why we use different models of transport and what each transport does i.e. Why do people catch aeroplanes?

Which transport is faster car or train?

Communication and Language

Play this game of Transport Eye -Spy together. How many different types of transport did your child already know? Were there any new ones they learned?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-19871-transport-i-spy-scene-activity

Physical Development

Using some small cars and other vehicles, drive them through paint to make tracks on a large piece of paper on the floor. An old roll of wallpaper can be great for this.

Literacy

Can you name your favourite transport? Look at a book and try to name the different models of transport that you see?

Maths

Can you count the number of cars you can see from your window?

Understanding the World

Can you match the correct emergency services vehicles with the person who uses them?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/cfe-p-208-emergency-services-cut-and-stick-activity

Expressive Arts and Design

Can you design a and create your own paper aeroplane, and see if it can fly?

 I hope you enjoy some of the activities. 

Take care, Layla

27/04/2020

Activity Ideas for Home Learning- Nursery Class

This term, the children would be learning about Transport. Below are some ideas you may want to try that link specifically to the topic, but firstly, I've included some simple resources that you should aim to make available to your children most days, for they help your child to develop a wide range of key skills which need to be practiced regularly. At school, these resources are called - continuous provision - and are available for the children to do throughout the day, every day, regardless of the topic. A great place to get ideas for continuous provision activities is https://www.pinterest.com . I have also included some links for Twinkl, an online resource which is providing free access to parents while schools are closed. To access the links I have included, simply create an account, log on and follow my attached link. Some resources may require a printer.

 

Continuous Provision

  • - Mark-making: paper, pens, pencils, crayons, chalk, paint, cardboard boxes (anything that can be drawn on or used to make marks)
  • - Fine motor control: Threading beads, jigsaw puzzles, play dough, plasticine, water table, messy play with food, building blocks.
  • - Reading: a variety of age-appropriate books that vary from picture books that children can access independently, to story or poem books that can be shared with an adult.
  • - Role-play and small-world: Dressing up, props and small character toys encourage your child to use their imagination and practice a wider range of sounds and vocabulary.
  • - Manipulatives: This can be a collection of objects e.g. stones, shells, toys, building blocks, toy cars etc. that children can handle easily and manipulate to create, count, sort, arrange in a pattern or stack to help them to embed early mathematical concepts.
  • - Large motor control: bikes and scooters, dancing, running around, playing with a ball, climbing and jumping.

Area of Learning

Activity

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Ask your child to recall what modes of transport they use regularly. Can they tell you about an experience they had on the train or even an aeroplane, for example? What is your child's favourite way to travel and why?

Communication and Language

Play this game of Transport Eye -Spy together. How many different types of transport did your child already know? Were there any new ones they learned?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-19871-transport-i-spy-scene-activity

Physical Development

Using some small cars and other vehicles, drive them through paint to make tracks on a large piece of paper on the floor. An old roll of wallpaper can be great for this.

Literacy

Look through the books and magazines your child has at home. Can you name the different types of transports you may find in the book?

Maths

Can you name the different types of 2D shapes, you may find on your favourite type of transport?

Understanding the World

Can you match the correct emergency services vehicles with the person who uses them?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/cfe-p-208-emergency-services-cut-and-stick-activity

Expressive Arts and Design

Can you design a and create your own paper aeroplane, and see if it can fly?

 

20/04/2020

Hi All,

 Activity Ideas for Home Learning- Nursery Class

This term, the children would be learning about Transport. Below are some ideas you may want to try that link specifically to the topic, but firstly, I've included some simple resources that you should aim to make available to your children most days, for they help your child to develop a wide range of key skills which need to be practiced regularly. At school, these resources are called -continuous provision - and are available for the children to do throughout the day, every day, regardless of the topic. A great place to get ideas for continuous provision activities is https://www.pinterest.com . I have also included some links for Twinkl, an online resource which is providing free access to parents while schools are closed. To access the links I have included, simply create an account, log on and follow my attached link. Some resources may require a printer.

 

Continuous Provision

  • Mark-making: paper, pens, pencils, crayons, chalk, paint, cardboard boxes (anything that can be drawn on or used to make marks)
  • Fine motor control: Threading beads, jigsaw puzzles, play dough, plasticine, water table, messy play with food, building blocks.
  • Reading: a variety of age-appropriate books that vary from picture books that children can access independently, to story or poem books that can be shared with an adult.
  • Role-play and small-world: Dressing up, props and small character toys encourage your child to use their imagination and practice a wider range of sounds and vocabulary.
  • Manipulative: This can be a collection of objects e.g. stones, shells, toys, building blocks, toy cars etc. that children can handle easily and manipulate to create, count, sort, arrange in a pattern or stack to help them to embed early mathematical concepts.
  • Large motor control: bikes and scooters, dancing, running around, playing with a ball, climbing and jumping.

 

Area of Learning

Activity

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Ask your child to recall what modes of transport they use regularly. Can they tell you about an experience they had on the bus, for example? What is your child's favourite way to travel and why?

Communication and Language

Play this game of Transport Eye -Spy together. How many different types of transport did your child already know? Were there any new ones they learned?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-19871-transport-i-spy-scene-activity

Physical Development

Using some small cars and other vehicles, drive them through paint to make tracks on a large piece of paper on the floor. An old roll of wallpaper can be great for this.

Literacy

Look through the books and magazines your child has at home. How many different modes of transport can you spot? Can you make a list of all the different types you can find?

Maths

Using your list of transport you found, can you order them by size?

Understanding the World

Can you match the correct emergency services vehicles with the person who uses them?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/cfe-p-208-emergency-services-cut-and-stick-activity

Expressive Arts and Design

Can you design a vehicle that floats on the water? Experiment with different materials to see which works the best.

All the best, Layla (Reception teacher)

Easter Update and Lara's Goodbye Until Next Year 03/04/2020

Hello,

 I hope everyone is safe and well!

As mentioned my previous email, I am now due to begin my Maternity Leave, so will no longer be in contact with regard to Home Learning ideas. However, I wanted to take the opportunity once more to reiterate how much I miss the Nursery Class children and how sad I am to have not had the chance to say a proper goodbye. I will make every effort to visit them once school has resumed and it is safe for me to do so. In the meantime, I wish them all the best with the rest of their Nursery year. Upon their return to school, they will meet Enoho- their new teacher- who will be covering me until the end of the school year. Sandy, Tim and Rosemarie will also still be members of the team, so plenty of familiar faces to come back to!

 Today marks the end of the Spring Term, and so most of the teachers will be taking their 2 week Easter Break. This mean that there will be no contactable teachers until 20th April, whereby Layla will be in touch to share some more Home Learning ideas. Information about school is being regularly updated on the school website, so be sure to keep checking that for updates and news.

 https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/cco-childrens-guide-to-coronavirus.pdf

 https://www.hackneyservicesforschools.co.uk/sites/default/files/document/HLT%20Home%20learning%20Activities%20%27Fabulous%20Fantastic%20Food%27.pdf

 I will leave you with a few parting ideas for activities you may want to try out with your child over the holidays to keep them busy, found in the attached document.

  

All the best,

 Lara Thomas

23/03/2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Firstly, I would like to express my deepest regret that I was unable to spend the final few weeks of the term with the Nursery Class, before taking my maternity leave. It has been a pleasure getting to know all of the children in the class and I will miss seeing them on a regular basis. For the next 2 weeks I will send out an email to update you on the activity ideas for the class. This will give an overview of the themes covered and may also include links for your child to look at. If closures continue beyond the Easter Break, when I am on leave, the Reception teacher, Layla, will continue to be in contact with you.

 

While we are happy for you to email back if you have a question or query it may not always be possible to respond within the same day as we are working on a rota system to teach those pupils still attending school.

 

If we are unable to answer a question or feel that the email is not appropriate we may forward this on to Senior leaders in school  to provide a response.

 

Please be mindful that this is a big change in your child's normal routine, one which they were completely unprepared for, and so learning may take place at a slightly slower rate than you might expect. It is important for me to stress to you that now is not the time to be putting pressure on your child to sit down and complete lengthy activities with lots of instructions. Ensure they have plenty of time to play and explore independently, have a choice of a variety of things to do and can burn off energy throughout the day through physical activity. Attached are some activity ideas you could try at home with your children that continue to develop the skills we would be working on at school.

 

If you would like to share any of the activities your child has done at home, then please feel free to upload them onto the Tapestry App. I have re-sent out email links to those who have not yet activated their accounts.

 

If you have any questions, please email me and I will try and get back to you as soon as I can.

Activity Ideas for Home Learning- Nursery Class

 This term, the children have been continuing their topic of Amazing Creatures in Fantastic Worlds. The final 2 weeks focus on Superheroes. Below are some ideas you may want to try that link specifically to the topic, but firstly, I've included some simple resources that you should aim to make available to your children most days, for they help your child to develop a wide range of key skills which need to be practiced regularly. At school, these resources are called continuous provision and are available for the children to do throughout the day, every day, regardless of the topic. A great place to get ideas for continuous provision activities is https://www.pinterest.com . I have also included some links for Twinkl, an online resource which is providing free access to parents while schools are closed. To access the links I have included, simply create an account, log on and follow my attached link. Some resources may require a printer.

 

Continuous Provision

  • - Mark-making: paper, pens, pencils, crayons, chalk, paint, cardboard boxes (anything that can be drawn on or used to make marks)
  • - Fine motor control: Threading beads, jigsaw puzzles, play dough, plasticine, water table, messy play with food, building blocks.
  • - Reading: a variety of age-appropriate books that vary from picture books that children can access independently, to story or poem books that can be shared with an adult.
  • - Role-play and small-world: Dressing up, props and small character toys encourage your child to use their imagination and practice a wider range of sounds and vocabulary.
  • - Manipulatives: This can be a collection of objects e.g. stones, shells, toys, building blocks, toy cars etc. that children can handle easily and manipulate to create, count, sort, arrange in a pattern or stack to help them to embed early mathematical concepts.
  • - Large motor control: bikes and scooters, dancing, running around, playing with a ball, climbing and jumping.

 

Area of Learning

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Can you talk about what makes a good Superhero? What qualities do they have? (e.g. kind, fair, honest etc.)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-7877-design-a-superhero-worksheets

Communication and Language

Listen to some music online (e.g. YouTube, Spotify) that is used in children's movie soundtracks. Can you tell which music is used to represent heroes and which represents villains?

Physical Development

Superheroes in a Tangle Finger-Gym

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-23712-eyfs-superheroes-in-a-tangle-finger-gym-plan-and-prompt-card-pack

- Selection of different toys

- Sello tape

- String

Literacy

Stay At Home Superhero- this is a story all about the Corona Virus explained in child-friendly language, and fits in great with our theme of Superheroes!

https://vimeo.com/399256098?ref=fb-share&1&fbclid=IwAR0XWETSmAby9SDOf9Yu0VGmb6hcfE772d2Uj6CR_xmGxGj7RsCsypwJFVo

 

Maths

Practicing number formation and recording numbers.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-25606-superhero-themed-number-formation-0-20

Understanding the World

Listen to the Stay at Home Superhero story together. You may want to discuss with your child why there is no Nursery and they cannot see their friends. Highlight that this problem is going to go away and that all the grown ups are working very hard to fix it, but children can also help too, by doing the things William did in the story.

Expressive Arts and Design

Police Officer Dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dqrKDuqzMU