Home Learning for Nursery
In this very strange time it is important to keep children occupied and learning at home.
Below are some activities you can do with your child.
Please don’t feel pressured to complete them all as it is vitally important you look after the families wellbeing first! Those activities you do manage to complete, please send them to me via class dojo!
I am missing all the children so much and can’t wait until we can welcome them back to school soon!
Stay safe everyone!
Mr Boddy 😀
Thursday 14th May
Today we are going to revisit the Welsh from earlier in the week.
1 - watch the welsh rainbow song and then encourage the children to find different items around the house using the welsh word.
2 - Find different number rhymes on YouTube and encourage the children to join in.
- five little speckled frogs
- five little ducks
- five little men in a flying saucer
- 10 green bottles
- 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed
- 5 little monkeys swinging in the tree
Wednesday 13th May
Hi everyone, hope you’re well!
1 - looking back at the 2 words from yesterday, we are going to revisit the activity to get the children confident in recognising the words then, if you hide the words around the house in several different places, when the children find the word can they tell you what that word is?
2- Just Dance - 5 Little Monkeys
Don’t forget to get in contact on class dojo!
Tuesday 12th May
Bore da, good morning :)
1 - thinking about the sounds we have explored so far we are going to start putting these into words. The 2 words we are going to focus on are ‘it’ and ‘is’.
If you can write the word on a piece of paper and ask your child to count the letters, and look at the shapes (tall letters / short letters). Encourage your child to say the word several times.Then break it down, look at the 2 sounds (i & t and push them together to make it).
2 - we will explore some welsh today, the children were getting used to hear me speaking welsh regularly and engaging with different welsh activities. We are going to listen to the rainbow son today which you can find on YouTube.
Monday 11th May
1 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=ThreeBears
Today we have a game to play. Can you look at the objects and follow the instructions to whether it is a BIG or small object? Encourage the children to use the language BIG and small.
2 - Recap the Jolly phonics songs that we have been learning; s, a, t, i, p, n. This week we will begin to explore some very simple words that the children can learn using these sounds!
Have fun :)
Friday 8th May
1 - Make some red, white and blue bunting - how creative can you be?
2 - make food for a garden party, what is your favourite picnic food?
Send lots of pictures on class dojo :)
Thursday 7th May
1 - Can you go on a scavenger hunt and find a number of objects to go with each number? (e.g. 3 leaves, 2 pine cones, 5 sticks)
2 - Looking again at the sound ‘p’, can you explore writing the letter. Remember we can use hairy letters and some of the other phonics apps too!
3 - Can everyone complete a section on Charanga learning platform for music - your login details will be on class dojo!
Don’t forget to get in touch!
Wednesday 6th May
1 - Can you create your own number line? What number do we start with when we count? (1) - Can you go to the highest number you know?
(Children can mark make them independently and then look at the numbers 1, 4 or 7 to correct)
2 - Explore the jolly phonics songs on YouTube and then can you explore the sound ‘p’? What things can you think of beginning with the sounds ‘p’?
Don’t forget to send LOTS of pictures :)
Monday 4th May
1 - Can you count forwards and backward to 10. How many different ways can you do it? (Clapping, jumping, stamping, shouting etc.
2 - on your daily walk how many places can you spot the first sound in you name? Car number plates are a good place to start!
Lots of pictures please :)
Friday 1st May
1 - put some coins in a bowl of water, get the children to dry the coins off and put them into different groups!
2 - make play dough ready for dough disco next week! Store it in an air tight container!
3 - ongoing - let’s learn to put on our coat and do it up ourselves!
Have a good weekend! :)
Thursday 30th April
1 - set up a shop and get the children to take on the role of customer and shop keeper! Can they identify the coins for payment. Only use 1p, 2p, 5p to start. If the children are really confident with this you can introduce 10p and 20p!
2- let’s have some fun - go outside in the rain and jump in some puddles! Can you could to 10 as you jump? Count forwards and backwards!
Lots of pictures of puddle jumping please 👏🏻
Wednesday 29th April
Here are today’s missions;
1 - using the coins 1p, 2p and 5p can you sort them into different groups. How can you tell they are the same? (Colour, size, number). Can you count how many of each coin you have?
(Note for tomorrow - you will pretending to have a shop tomorrow, so you may want to gather some items and put 1p, 2p and 5p labels on them)
2 - Phonics - go on teach a monster how to read / Harry Letters. Explore the sounds we have been doing so far. S, A, T, I...
After this hide some letters around your house and see if the children can find them. Can they tell you what they are when they find them?
Don’t forget pictures :)
Tuesday 28th April
1 - can you do some coin rubbings using crayons? Can you spot the numbers on the different coins?
2- phonic letter ‘i’ for insect!
Look at the jolly phonics song, can you learn it together? Can you draw you’re own inky the mouse?
Don’t forget all the stuff we have been doing previously can be repeated, as it takes lots of practice to learn something!
Would be lovely to see more pictures coming in, even if it’s not these specific activities :)
Monday 27th April
Today’s Missions are;
1 - Can you get a selection of objects including some money (coins of different values). Can you get the children to sort the coins into ‘Money’ and ‘Not Money’. If they find this easy start exploring the coins and see If they can be sorted into different groups.
2 - lets revisit our names. How many different places can you write your name? Remember we only use a capital letter for the first sound. E.g. John
Don’t forget to send pictures :)
Thursday 23rd April
Today’s missions are;
1 - watch the shape train song again! Think about all the different things you found around your house, can you draw some of your own shapes?
2 - cosmic kids yoga
This is the story of we’re going on a bear hunt! See if you can copy the moves!
Have fun! 😀
Wednesday 22nd April
1. Following on with the shape theme.. adults can you cut out a number of
Squares, triangles, circles, rectangles and ovals
Get the children to sort them into the same categories... all squares together etc.
Can they identify what makes them the same (triangle - 3 sides and 3 corners)
2. Thinking about the letter and look at the items you gathered yesterday, add in something different can they spot the odd one out?
Where can you have a go at writing the sound ‘a’ ? (In the pavement, on paper, in the bath, on a computer.. how many places can you think of?)
Tuesday 21st April
1. Can you listen to the shape train song? Can you name the shapes before you hear them?
Can you have a go at making your own shape train?
2 - were going to have a think about our phonics again today, can you listen to the sounds S, A and T on jolly phonics.
What different things can you find around your house that begin with those sound? Can you sort them out?
Send in your pictures 👏🏻
Monday 20th April
1 - Can you go on a shape hunt, what shapes can you find? How did you know it was that shape? Did you count the sides?
Can you take a picture of some of the shapes you found and send them to me?
2- Can you have a go at writing your name? You can stick this on your bedroom door. Remember when we write our name we only use a capital letter at the beginning. E.g. Jacob
Don’t forget to use froggy fingers (show everyone at home how good you are at this). Send me a picture so i can see your lovely writing.
(Remember mums and dads, the writing may not yet look ‘normal’ when I see it i will give you the next step)
Have fun :)
Croeso i Dosbarth Monnow!
Our teacher is Mr Boddy.
Our class teaching assistants are Mrs Hewlett, Mrs Chandla & Mrs Driscoll
The children will be provided with a healthy snack to go with their milk each day.
There will be a small half termly fee to cover the cost of this. This can be paid either;
£1.50 for the week
£10 per half term or
£60 for the year
School Library Folders
Your child will bring home their library folder during the with a new book to share with you at home. Please ensure your child brings their school library folder to school the following week on their chosen day, which will then give them the opportunity to choose a new book.
Every weekend our class mascots will visit you and your child. They both have diaries for you to record the wonderful adventures you will have together. You can add photographs to the diaries if you wish. Please look after our class mascots as they are very special. At the beginning of each week the children will share their diary entires with their friends in Nursery.
Home Learning Opportunities
This year, your child will bring home a scrap book with '100 things to do before you're 6'. We would love you to try and tick some of the things off the list and take photographs to add to your child's scrap book! The children can bring them in after each half term to share with the rest of the class!
Ways you can help at home
There are so many ways that you can support your child's learning at home.
We will be updating this section of our page regularly.
* Encourage your children to get dressed by themselves and put on their own shoes and socks. Daily we maximise opportunities for your children to develop their self-help skills. We encourage all of the children to put on their own coats. It would be very much appreciated if you could also take the time to teach your children how to do the zip and buttons on their coat. We strive to teach your children independence.
* Provide opportunities for your children to practise writing their name. Use shaving foam, gel, gloop, paint and chalk. Use paintbrushes and water outside to practise writing letters too! When modelling how to write their name, use lower case letters and encourage correct letter formation.
* The children have been exposed to many letter sounds during the Autumn Term. We introduce the letter sounds in the order they are introduced in Jolly Phonics. The following letter sounds have been introduced; s, a, t, i, p, n, c k and e. Ask your children to show you the actions to accompany each sound and listen to the songs on YouTube together. Encourage your children to look for objects beginning with the sounds when you are out and about! Please don't hesitate to ask if you would like any more information or ideas about how to help your children learn their letter sounds.
* Numbers are all around us! Take every opportunity to recognise and talk about numbers in the environment. Encourage your children to look out for numbers; on signposts, on houses, car number plates, on buses, drain covers, postboxes and bus timetables. I wonder where else you might see numbers? Provide opportunities for your children to read and write numbers. Model the correct formation of each numeral for your child.
Our context for learning is;
During our context for learning the children are going to be looking at all things important to our Health and Wellbeing.
We will explore our feelings, healthy eating and keeping fit to name a few!
Keeping checking in on the website to see updates on the books we will be learning through!
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