Welcome to the Nursery Class page.....
We hope you are all still well and keeping safe as we near the end of the Summer Term.
We hope you are enjoying your time together, despite the change in the weather. Fingers crossed that the warm weather will return....learning and playing outside is much more fun!
I really enjoyed talking to you all on the phone and it was lovely to hear about all the exciting things that you have been doing at home! If you need to speak to me at any other time, please phone school and they will send a message for me to call you as soon as possible.......Mrs Lucas.
For the next four weeks there will be home learning activities on this class page for you to complete at home with your child. There will be four different whole school themes and we have decided to link these to ‘Animals’ in the Nursery as this is a topic that the children always enjoy at school!
These activities are from different curriculum areas and you can choose as many as you wish to complete at home. They will hopefully be fun and enjoyable to complete with your child!
We would also suggest that you continue to practice writing your name and surname and also to watch the ‘Jolly Phonics’ on YouTube regularly.
Home Learning Activities
Weeks 4/5 'Moving On'Theme
The activities for the next week and a half will be focusing on the story of the Rainbow Fish and Sea Creatures. We will also be talking to the children about moving on to a new class in September. Sadly the children are unable to visit their new class until September and we are so sorry that they have not been able to enjoy their final term in the nursery class....but please try to have a look at the new class page 'Welcome to Reception 2020' which will provide information for you and your child. The children are used to visiting the hall and the playdeck and have seen the Reception class staff in school, so hopefully they will settle in happily in September, meeting up with old friends and making new friends too!
Week 4/5 – Sea Creatures / Under the Sea
Communication/Language and Literacy:
Physical Development / Expressive Arts and Design / Understanding the World
We hope you enjoy these activities...................
Happy summer holidays everyone! Take care,keep safe and well and we will look forward to seeing you all very soon!
Keep listening to the Jolly Phonics songs on YouTube. There is also a link to the Alphablocks which focuses on individual letter sounds. These will help your child when they continue with their letter sounds as part of the reading curriculum in Reception.
We hope you enjoy completing these activities at home……We miss you all !!
You can select as many activities as you wish. It really is up to individual families how much you decide to complete. There are lots to choose from so hopefully there will be something that you would like to try and do with your child at home!
There will be no activities set on Purple Mash for the next four weeks but you can still explore Mini Mash and save work in to your 'trays' if you wish.
We have added the Summer Term 'Home Activity Grid' to this page. You may find it useful if you are looking for additional activities to complete with your child at home.
Home Activity Grid – Summer Term
Communication, Language and Literacy
Find 5 items in your house that begin with the letter ‘S’ and draw them.
Choose a book that you haven’t read for a long time and share it with someone at home.
Play I Spy with my little eye……in the house and when you are on a walk.
Play a throwing and catching game in the garden. How many do you catch without dropping the ball?
Play ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’ outside and count the footsteps very carefully!
Count how many giant strides it takes to go from one end of the hall/lounge/garden to the other. Repeat with tiny footsteps!
Understanding the World
Go on a bug hunt in the garden. Make a bug house with stones, wood, bricks and plant pots.
Go on a sound/listening walk and draw 5 things that you hear.
Talk about and find items to put in your recycling bin. Talk about the different materials that they are made from.
Use leaves and flowers to make a picture.
Draw a picture of your favourite animal.
Make up a dance to go with your favourite song! You could have a show for your family at home!
Making playdough is fun (if you can get flour!!) and there are recipes online......you can then google 'Dough Disco' and there are lots of songs and opportunities to join in! We do Dough Disco in Nursery and the children absolutely love it!
Yogabugs (online) also have lovely themed yoga stories for the children to join in with too....there is one called 'Jungle Adventure' which you might like to start with!
Have you drawn or painted a rainbow of hope? Remember to put it in your window! They look beautiful when people walk past your house and are bringing smiles to faces!
Within www.purplemash.com there is a section designated for Early Years children called 'Mini Mash'. This contains a wealth of activities, games and experiences that you can share with your child while the school is closed. It has lovely games and activities for the children to complete and is very appropriate for early years children.
Some other website suggestions are;
www.teach your monster to read.com - phonics games
www.readingeggs.com - phonics games (recommended by a parent! Thank you!)
(30 day free trial available)
www.mathseeds.com - maths games and activities
www.kidstv123 - phonics and maths songs
www.oxbridgebaby.com - traditional stories/nursery rhymes
www.phonicsplay.co.uk - phase 1 and 2
www.busythings.co.uk - all curriculum areas
www.topmarks.co.uk - age 3-5 - literacy and maths games
www.cbeebies.co.uk - numberblocks, alphablocks
www.jollyphonics.co.uk - phase 1 and 2 songs
www.phonicsbloom.com - phases 1 and 2
www.famly.com - activities to do at home
hungrylittleminds -Department for Education website
www.activeforlife.com - ideas for physical play
www.pinterest.com - lots of indoor learning activities and suggestions
www.twinkl.co.uk - this has a home learning hub which requires a free access code (UKTWINKLHELPS) and has lots of lovely activities for each day.
We also use www.youtube.co.uk to source number songs, alphabet songs and nursery rhymes that you might find useful to continue with at home. The Jolly Phonics songs on youtube are also helpful to sing along to as we have recently started to learn these in class to support our phonics activities.
One of our Parents asked about the structure of the nursery day as they wanted to try to replicate it at home as much as possible.
If it helps we split the session into 'times' and they are as follows:
Quiet Time - This is when we complete a number or phonics activity.
Busy Time - This might be painting/drawing/writing/reading /imaginative play/
dressing up/baking/gluing/cutting out/playdough/role play/construction/puzzles/ sand/ water/musical instruments/shape and number or phonics games....
Rainbow Time - sitting together and chatting whilst we have milk, fruit and snacks.
Outdoor Time - Physical play outside e.g. riding bikes, climbing, ball play, running etc.
Story Time - sharing books, singing rhymes and songs, making music.
The afternoon then follows a very similar structure.
Other fun things to do at home!
Have a go at ... writing your name (first name and surname) and other letters/numbers, sharing stories, singing rhymes, planting bulbs or flowers, keep a diary and draw a picture every day, make a card for a relative or friend, have a duplo/lego challenge, make a bug house, play board games, paint pictures, cut out pictures from a magazine or comic, make playdough and have a dough disco!, keep fit, dance to music and play musical statues or musical bumps, make a music band, have an indoor picnic, dress up and become a story teller, ride your bike or scooter, learn to skip with a skipping rope, make a den inside or outside, go on a bug hunt and enjoy being at home with your family making memories.
Sefton School Games Week (Starting 20th June)
Please share your celebrations, videos, photos from National School Sports at Home 2020 via twitter @NorthSeftonSG. @birkdaleprimary
It would be fantastic to see as many young people and their families from across North Sefton having fun and taking part #NSSWtogether
Please see the activity timetable below.
Are you looking for some inspiration for different
things to do at home?
Try some of these websites for ideas.....
A list of useful resources from Sefton council.
This website includes plans for rhyming multi-sensory stories with Makaton and links for music activities. There are also videos on how to learn how to juggle, play boccia and making sensory dough.
Some nice English and Maths activities that you can print off at home.
These are free learning packs.
This has some nice links and practical ideas for things to do.
We know a lot of you have enjoyed your own projects at home- you could use this website to explore some more ideas for Science.
Some nice little PE based activities.
Mental health and wellbeing document from British Psychology Society.