Home Learning Challenges
- Notice familiar signs and logo's and see if you can read them. Notice that print has meaning.
- Write a list of things you might find on an Autumn walk together. Practice writing/mark making your name using a stick in the mud.
- Sing Nursery Rhymes together, and make up your own.
- Read stories using props. 'Goldilocks and the three Bears' or 'We're going on a Bear Hunt' are great for re-enacting on an Autumn walk and becoming a character from the book.
Week 6 - 12.10.20
This week in Nursery we will be reading the story ''Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see?'' by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle. We will be exploring colours and using vocabulary linked to animals. Encourage your child to join in with the words in the story. Click on link below.
Week 7 - 19.10.20
This week in Nursery we will be reading the book Meg and Mog by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski. We will be talking about the front cover, asking who the characters are in the story and looking at rhyming words.
We will be looking/saying the different sound words in the book - PRRR, Bubble, Bubble, Boom, Meee ow, whoo whoo whoo, yum yum yum, clip clop and zzzzzz.
We will be sequencing pictures from the book, using the language 'first', 'next', 'then' and 'finally'.
Week 8 - Half term- Hope you all have a fantastic half term.
Week 1- 2nd-6th November
This week we will be talking about why we celebrate 'bonfire night'. What they like about it and their own experiences and how we can make it better if they don't like it.
In provision children will have opportunities to draw and make fireworks, make food for a bonfire party - chocolate sparklers, Catherine wheels and toffee apples.
Week 2 - 6th-10th November
This week we will be talking about celebrations and different festivals. We will be having the story of Rama and Sita and how people remember the story by celebrating 'Diwali' which is know as the 'festival of light' .
Click the link below to watch the story of Rama and Sita.
Can you remember what happens in the video? Can you tell some parts of the story to your grown up? Who are characters in the story? What animal was 'Hanuman'? What special powers did Hanuman have? What time of day was it when Rama and Sita returned to the kingdom? How did the people back at the kingdom celebrate Rama and Sita's return?
Here are some links to great Diwali videos that you might find helpful when exploring Diwali.
Traditionally Rangoli, is a art of decoration drawn on the floor or the entrances of homes. Rangoli Patterns are made during 'Diwali'. The purpose of Rangoli is to feel strength, generosity and it is thought to bring good luck. Why not design your own Rangoli patterns. You could use chalk, rice, pulses, pasta or even natural materials like leaves and twigs.
Why not make your own DIY coloured salt to make a Rangoli Pattern. It is so easy to make. All you need is some ordinary table salt, poster paint, or craft paint. Squeeze a little paint into a jug of salt. Stir together to get an even colour, and leave to dry over night.
Have Fun and remember, if possible snap a picture and share your creation with us on Evidence Me.
Week 3 - 16th-20th November
This week in Nursery we have been learning about the Jewish festival of 'Hanukkah'. It is the festival of lights and lasts for eight days. Children have had fun playing a special game. It involves a spinning top called a dreidel, which is a cube shaped dice with a Hebrew letter on each of the four sides.
The children made hand-print 'Menorah's and listened to the story 'The night before Hanukkah'. Click the link below to watch the story.
Week 4 23rd-27th November
This week in Nursery we will be focusing on 'Birthdays' The children will be getting in to full party planning mode to develop lots of key skills, such as mark making for a purpose and continuing to develop their pencil control.
Activities this week;
Making and sorting party bags, creating lists, using our imagination and role play skills, baking buns and playing party games too!
Our key text this week will be 'Spots Birthday Party' by Eric Hill. Spot finds his friends one by one in an exciting game of hide and seek. Click on the link below to listen to the story.
Week 5 - 30th November - 4th December
This week in Nursery we will be looking at how the season is changing from Autumn to Winter and discussing hibernation. Listen to the story of 'Bear Snores On' together by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. Click on the link below.
Ideas you could do together at home...
- Create a small world scene using cardboard for the bears cave, pebbles/stones from outside and draw a bear and other animals to use as props to retell the story.
- Make your very own bear mask.
- Why not have a bear theme snack!
Week 6 - 7th-11th December
This week in Nursery children will be learning about why we celebrate 'Christmas'. We will be reading the 'Christmas story' and looking at how Christmas is different now compared to the pass for e.g. Jesus was born in a stable and today most babies are born in hospitals.
We will also be looking at the 'Christmas Story' through sand. Click on the link below to watch.
Week 7 - 14th - 17th December 2020
This week we will be continuing to discuss with the children what they would like for Christmas and invite the children to write their lists to Santa also writing Christmas cards and labels for presents.
In numeracy the children will be exploring patterns. We will be creating patterns with paper chains, baubles, candy canes and Christmas trees.