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It has been lovely to see so many children enjoying the activities at home.  Please continue to send photos and messages to the class e-mail address (nurserytoadstools@stbarnabasb24.org.uk)

Please find the home learning activities below.  You may also repeat previous activities that you feel would benefit your child.  Young children need lots of repetition to consolidate their learning.

NURSERY HOME LEARNING TIMETABLE 18th – 29th January 2021

 

MATHS

SIZE

 MEMORY GAMES

MARK MAKING

HEALTHY LIVING

MONDAY

18.1.21

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5 Little Snowmen standing in a row.

Hold up your fingers to represent the numbers in the rhyme.

Build a tower with bricks.

Build another tower that is taller, and one that is shorter.

Choose 5 items.

Ask the child to pick up two of the items.  They must pick them up in the correct order.

Use an empty box (a cereal box turned inside out).

Pretend that it is your house.  Draw your family.  Can you write any names?

10 Yoga Poses

cosmickidsyoga

TUESDAY

19.1.21

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5 Little Snowmen jumping in the snow.

Pause, and predict how many snowmen will be left each time.

Make playdough ‘snakes.’  Order them from shortest to longest.

Choose 5 items.

Ask the child to pick up three of the items.  They must pick them up in the correct order.

Make patterns in shaving foam ‘snow.’  You could practise writing your name.

Yoga for Kids –

Sophia Khan

WEDNESDAY

20.1.21

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5 Little Snowmen standing in a line.

Pause, count the snowmen and practise writing the number.

 

Cut cooked spaghetti or snap raw spaghetti.

Order them from shortest to longest.

Choose 5 items.

Look at them.

The adult then names (in random order) four of the items.  Can your child identify the item that you forgot to say?

Write the shopping list together.  Talk about healthy and unhealthy foods.

Yoga for kids with animals – Smile and Learn

THURSDAY

21.1.21

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5 Little Snowmen jumping on the bed.

Hold up your fingers to represent the numbers in the rhyme.

Thread penne pasta to make a chain.  Make another one that is longer or shorter. 

Choose 5 items.

Look at them.

The adult then names (in random order) three of the items.  Can your child identify the item that you forgot to say?

Make a wrist band with your name on it.  Use a narrow strip of paper that will fit around your wrist. You may like to decorate it.

Draw patterns whilst listening to ‘Snowflake, snowflake, little snowflake.’

FRIDAY

22.1.21

Make 5 snowmen pictures to act out your favourite snowman number rhyme.

Use a variety of spoons to fill a bowl with water.  Which spoon fills the bowl the fastest?  Why?

Choose 5 items.

Practise the memory games

Make a poster for your bedroom door.  Write your name on it.  You may like to decorate it.

Sing your favourite worship songs.

 

 

MATHS

LISTENING SKILLS

 SPEAKING & LISTENING

INDEPENDENT SKILLS

COLLECTIVE WORSHIP

MONDAY

25.1.21

Count to 10 or beyond.  Take turns to say each number. 

Make a clapping pattern for your child to copy.

Complete a jigsaw together.

Give a clue for your child to identify something in the picture.  e.g. “something that shines in the sky.”

How quickly can you put on your coat, hat, scarf and gloves?

Practise fastening your zip.

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‘Big family of God’

Draw people in God’s family.  Can you write anybody’s name?

TUESDAY

26.1.21

Count to 5.

Count to 5, deliberately missing out a number.  Can your child identify the missing number?

‘Simon Says’

Use positional language.

e.g. put your hand on your head/behind your back.

Complete a jigsaw together.  What is your favourite thing in the picture?  Why do you like it?

Get dressed by yourself.

You could also dress your teddy or doll.

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‘God is love’

Cut out a heart shape.  Colour or decorate it and copy the name ‘God.’

Remember that God loves you.

WEDNESDAY

27.1.21

Count to 5.

Show me 1/2/3/4/5 fingers.

Say the numbers in a random order – show me 3, then 2, then 5, etc.

‘Simon Says’

Give two instructions.

e.g. pat your head and tap your foot.

Complete a jigsaw together.

Look for things that are ‘green.’  Choose other colours.

Use a knife and fork to cut your food.

‘Kind Hands’

Remember that God wants us to have ‘kind hands.’  Draw around your hands and make a poster that says ‘Kind Hands’ like we have at Nursery.

THURSDAY

28.1.21

Count to 5.

Show me 1/2/3/4/5 fingers.

Say the numbers in a random order – show me 3, then 2, then 5, etc.

Increase to 10 if your child is ready.

‘Simon Says’

Repeat the above, but sometimes forget to say ‘Simon Says.’  Your child must only carry out the instruction when ‘Simon Says.’

Complete a jigsaw together.

What are the ‘people’ doing?  How do you think they are feeling?  How do you know?

 

Wash and dry up a plastic picnic set, or any plastic tableware that you have.

You could have a pretend tea-party.

‘Sharing and Taking Turns’

Remember that God wants us to share and take turns.

Share something – a packet of crisps?

Play a turn taking game.

FRIDAY

29.1.21

Count to 10 or beyond.  Take turns to say each number. 

Make a clapping pattern for your child to copy.

Complete a jigsaw together.

Remove a piece of the puzzle – what is missing?

Help to put away the washing.  Use coat hangers like we do at Nursery for our dressing up.

Calendar

Look at the calendar that you made, with the Nursery prayer on it.

Draw all the special people that you want God to bless.

 

COLLECTIVE WORSHIP

 

 youtube worship songs ‘Big Family of God’  ‘God is Love’  ‘The Singing Song’  ‘God is here’ ‘Every Step’

(by Nick and Becky Drake)

Lunchtime Prayer, “Munch, munch, munch, thank you for my lunch’

End of Day Prayer, “Bless my hair and bless my toes, bless my ears and bless my nose, bless my eyes and bless each hand, bless the feet on which I stand, bless each elbow, bless each knee, God bless every part of me.”

Light a candle and say thank you to God for somebody.

           

DAILY READING

The children begin each day at Nursery by choosing books to look at independently.  This teaches them the skill of using the front cover to predict what the story is going to be about.  They then use the pictures to tell the story.  We learn to follow the text with our finger as we are ‘reading.’  Some children notice familiar letters from their name. 

At story time the children benefit from listening to familiar stories.  This helps them develop their vocabulary.  They are then able to re-tell the stories, often using the words from the text.  Give your child the opportunity to tell you a story that they are familiar with.  You could record it so they can listen to themselves, or you could write their script for them to illustrate.

 

 

NURSERY HOME LEARNING TIMETABLE 5th – 15th January 2021

 

 

MATHS

FINE MOTOR SKILLS

 RHYMES & STORIES

PHONICS

SPEAKING & LISTENING

TUESDAY

5.1.21

Use 1-10 number cards (made by writing numbers on small pieces of paper)

Practise making the number line, 1-10.

Watch/listen to ‘Snowflake, snowflake, little snowflake,’ on youtube.

Draw snowflakes, snowballs & a snowman.  Remember to hold your pen correctly.

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5 Little Snowmen standing in a row.

Watch, learn and join in.

‘s’ is for snow, snowflake and snowman.

What can you find at home that begins with the sound ‘s?’

Use objects beginning with ‘s.’

“I can see something that…” Describe each object for your child to identify – for example, “you wrap it around your neck to keep you warm.” (scarf)

WEDNESDAY

6.1.21

Make the number line, 1-10.

What number comes ‘before 5?’  What number comes ‘after 7?’

What number comes ‘between 6 and 8?’

Scrunch up paper to make snowballs.  This develops muscle strength in your fingers, to help with writing skills.

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5 Little Snowmen jumping in the snow.

Watch, learn and join in.

What sound does your name begin with?  What can you find at home that begins with the same sound?

Use objects beginning with the same initial sound as your name.

“I can see something that…” Describe each object for your child to identify.

THURSDAY

7.1.21

Make the number line, 1-10.

“I’m thinking of a number that comes before/after/between…”

Make some paper snowflakes.  Practise using scissors to cut the lines that an adult has drawn for you.

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5 Little Snowmen standing in a line.

Watch, learn and join in.

What sound does Mummy begin with?  What can you find at home that begins with the same sound?

Use objects beginning with ‘m’ for Mummy.

“I can see something that…” Describe each object for your child to identify.

FRIDAY

8.1.21

Make the number line, 1-10.

Turn over a number card.

Identify the missing number.

Draw around a large plate and a small plate.  Cut them out to make a snowman picture.

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5 Little Snowmen jumping on the bed.

Watch, learn and join in.

What sound does Daddy begin with?  What can you find at home that begins with the same sound?

Use objects beginning with ‘d’ for Daddy.

“I can see something that…” Describe each object for your child to identify.

 

 

MATHS

FINE MOTOR SKILLS

 RHYMES & STORIES

PHONICS

SPEAKING & LISTENING

MONDAY

11.1.21

Make the number line, 1-10.

Choose a number to practise writing.

Can you write the number line?

Pour salt (snow!) carefully from one empty yoghurt pot into another.

Choose a favourite story.

Name the ‘characters.’

Describe your favourite character.

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5 Little Snowmen standing in a row.

Emphasise the rhyming words.

Say part of the rhyme and let your child add the rhyming words.

Give instructions for your child to draw a snowman.  For example, “Draw the head, draw the body, draw 3 buttons, draw a carrot nose.”

TUESDAY

12.1.21

Make the number line, 1-10.

Practise writing numbers in a tray of salt or flour.

How fast can you put on your coat, hat, scarf and gloves?

Can you fasten your zip?

Can you put gloves on by yourself?

Choose a favourite story.

Draw a ‘story map,’ to show what happens at the beginning, middle and end. (3 boxes to draw inside, with an arrow pointing to the next box.)

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5 Little Snowmen jumping in the snow.

Emphasise the rhyming words.

Say part of the rhyme and let your child add the rhyming words...

Ask your child to give you instructions to draw a snowman.

WEDNESDAY

13.1.21

Make the number line, 1-10.

Practise writing numbers on somebody’s back!

Make some ice cubes.  Can you transfer them from one container into another, using different sized spoons?

Try moving them with a knife and fork?

youtube – a familiar story.

Laura’s Star, by Klaus Baumgart.

Look at the pictures of Laura in various parts of the story.  How is she feeling?  Why?

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5 Little Snowmen standing in a line.

Emphasise the rhyming words.

Say part of the rhyme and let your child add the rhyming words.

Use a paper snowflake to practise positional language.  Hold the snowflake ‘above your head,’ ‘behind your back,’ ‘under your foot,’ ‘between your legs.’

Take turns to give the instructions.

THURSDAY

14.1.21

Make the number line, 1-10.

“I’m thinking of a number that comes before/after/between…”

How fast can you put on your coat, hat, scarf and gloves?

Are you getting quicker?

Can you fasten your zip?

Can you put gloves on by yourself?

youtube – a familiar story.

Laura’s Star, by Klaus Baumgart.

Look at the pictures of Laura in various parts of the story.  How is she feeling?  How do you know? (facial expressions)

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5 Little Snowmen jumping on the bed.

Emphasise the rhyming words.

Say part of the rhyme and let your child add the rhyming words.

Use a paper snowball to practise positional language.

FRIDAY

15.1.21

Make the number line, 1-10.

Turn over a number card.

Identify the missing number.

Scrunch up paper to make snowballs.

Can you transfer them from one container into another, using different sized spoons?

Try moving them with a knife and fork?

Sing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.’

Make star shaped paper and name your stars.

Sing favourite Nursery Rhymes to practise the concept of rhyme.

Make an ice cube.  Explore the ice cube.  How does it feel?  How many descriptive words can you think of?

 

COLLECTIVE WORSHIP

 

 youtube worship songs ‘Big Family of God’  ‘God is Love’  ‘The Singing Song’  ‘God is here’ ‘Every Step’

(by Nick and Becky Drake)

Lunchtime Prayer, “Munch, munch, munch, thank you for my lunch’

End of Day Prayer, “Bless my hair and bless my toes, bless my ears and bless my nose, bless my eyes and bless each hand, bless the feet on which I stand, bless each elbow, bless each knee, God bless every part of me.”

Light a candle and say thank you to God for somebody.

           

DAILY READING

The children begin each day at Nursery by choosing books to look at independently.  This teaches them the skill of using the front cover to predict what the story is going to be about.  They then use the pictures to tell the story.  We learn to follow the text with our finger as we are ‘reading.’  Some children notice familiar letters from their name. 

At story time the children benefit from listening to familiar stories.  This helps them develop their vocabulary.  They are then able to re-tell the stories, often using the words from the text.  Give your child the opportunity to tell you a story that they are familiar with.  You could record it so they can listen to themselves, or you could write their script for them to illustrate.

 

 

The Christmas Story

Role Play Hair Salon

Role Play Dental Surgery

We belong to Nursery

Our Nursery Prayer

Elmer - a favourite story

Goldilocks and the Three Bears - a favourite story

Our First Paintings

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