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Friday 5th March 2021

 

Please play the topic game first today  ‘be bright to be seen’. Ask the children to draw a picture of themselves wearing bright clothes. Can they label their clothes e.g ‘t’ for trousers or ‘s’ for socks. Please email me a photo of their picture!

Thursday 4th March 2021

 

It’s World Book Day! Share a story together - choose a favourite book from your shelf and ask a grown up to read with you. Think about how to hold the book, turn the pages and tracking words from left to right. Talk about the pictures and what you think is going to happen next. Let me know which story you chose! If you have dressed up as a character from a story can we see a photo?

Wednesday 3rd March

Practise your name writing skills today. You can warm up your hands with some finger gym exercises. You can use clothes pegs to try to pick up dried pasta.

Tuesday 2nd March

Can you do some role play crossing the road today? You could pretend your teddy is the crossing patrol.

Monday 1st March

It's World Book Week this week so try to have fun reading lots of stories together!

To start the week off can you share this story then draw a picture of the lollipop lady in the story.

Friday 26th February 

 

Share a story together - choose a book from your shelf and ask a grown up to read with you. Think about how to hold the book, turn the pages and tracking words from left to right. Talk about the pictures and what you think is going to happen next. Let me know which story you chose!

Thursday 25th February 

Draw a picture of one of your teachers and have a try at writing our name! It would be lovely to see your pictures and I'm sure we will look very glamorous!!! 

Wednesday 23rd February

Let's warm up our fingers for writing with some finger gym activities! You could use clothes pegs on pieces of paper or material - the squeezing action strengthens your pencil grip! There's also some actions you could try below. 

Once your fingers are warmed up practise writing your name.

In the Garden Funky Finger Workout |

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'FINGER GYM' Warm Ups for Writing with Pencil

Tuesday 23rd February

When you have done your picture in the topic section , can you write a label in your best writing to go with it?

You can use this link below to watch how each letter is formed.

Monday 22nd February

Think about who helps us around our homes. What do they do for us? What jobs could you help with too? Can you write a list of jobs you think you might be able to help with? Eg, put the washing in the machine, sweep the floor.

Friday 12th February

For the final day of out food topic, can you recognise food logos? See if you can recognise food packets or go for a walk passed some familiar shops and se if you can read their names.

I've also added a story to share.

Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Wednesday 10.2.21

Fine Motor Skills and Pencil Control

Name writing practice or tracing/writing patterns.

Practise:

  • Follow a pattern
  • Draw circles
  • Try to draw a straight line
  • Name Writing
  • Colouring 
 

 

Tuesday 9.2.21

Write a list of picnic food (initial sound).

Encourage the children to apply their phonic knowledge.

 

e.g ‘s’ for sandwich

       ‘a’ for apple

       ‘p’ for pop

       ‘s’ strawberries

       ‘d’ doughnut

 

Share phonic cards as a reminder.

 

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Monday 8th February

To start the week, share the Teddy Bears' Picnic song. While you are listening ask questions like why does Dolly follow her teddy? How does Dolly feel when she sees all of the bears having a picnic?

The Teddy Bear's Picnic by Gill Guile

Friday 5th February

Can you find some objects in your house that rhyme? If not you could draw some pictures! Eg, coat and boat, shower and flower.

Thursday 4th February

Remind yourself about the rhyming words we looked at in the story on Monday. Today we are going to play a rhyming game. You may need to login with username: Jan21 and password: HOME.

 

Wednesday 3rd February

Try practising your name writing and pencil patterns today. Remember to only use a capital at the beginning of your name!

The link below is really helpful to show correct letter formation - select the letters in your name and follow the correct direction.

Tuesday 2nd February

Listen to the rhyming story of 'Pass the Jam Jim' again. Did you spot all the rhyming words?

Play the game below.

Monday 1st February

This week is all about listening for rhyming words and words that begin with the same sound (alliteration). Listen to the story 'Pass the Jam Jim' and see if you can spot the rhymes.

Step Inside: Pass the Jam, Jim

Friday 29th January

See if you can remember what happened in the story Handa's Surprise yesterday - if you didn't get chance to listen, it's still on below. 

To link with our topic work today, can you write a list of all the things you are going to need to make your fruit salad or fruit kebab.

Thursday 28th January

Today we are going to listen to another story about fruit. It's called Handa's Surprise. There are some fruits in here that you may not have heard of before and some strange animals so you could always google them to find out a bit more! Just before you get to the end of the story (as the goat butts the tree), pause the video and see if you can guess what the surprise is!

HANDA'S SURPRISE

Wednesday 27.1.21

Name writing practice and letter formation

1. Warm up your fingers with this Funky Fingers exercises:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of7i10EVdtE

 

 

 

2. Use this game to type in your name and watch how to form each letter correctly.

https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/letterformation/

 

Tuesday 26th January

I hope you enjoyed the story of Oliver's Fruit Salad yesterday. See if you can remember some of the things that happened. What is your favourite fruit? Can you draw a picture of it and then try to write a label all by yourself?

Literacy work for Monday 25th January

This week we are learning about different types of fruit, to help us we will read/watch the story of Oliver's Fruit Salad. 

Look at the Front Cover with your child, discuss what they think the story is about. Ask questions after watching the story to check your child's understanding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpR26kPqpHc

 

Oliver's Fruit Salad | A Read Aloud Storybook For Kids About Healthy Eating

Let's read along with the story and find out all about Oliver and the fruits in his Grandpa's garden. Fruits are so healthy for us and they taste good too! W...

Dough Disco

Try this with some play dough. There are lots of different videos just search You Tube.

Tea Party Rules

Thursday 14th January 2021

 

I hope you enjoy this story today! Eat Your Peas. Please stop video at 4.38. Ask your child what do they think is going to happen at the end of the story? Do they think Daisy will eat her peas?

Daisy Eat Your Peas - Kes Gray | Nick Sharratt read aloud by Children's Books Read Aloud

Did your mum ever have to ask you to eat your peas? Daisy Eat Your Peas by Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt. Support the creators and get the book here: https://ww...

Wednesday 13th January

Today is usually name writing day in nursery.

Can you practise writing your name? Remember there is only a capital letter at the beginning, the other letters are lower case! If letters are still a bit tricky you can do some patterns such as circles, zigzags, swirls and crosses.

Tuesday 12th January

I hope you all had a chance to listen to the story of Oliver's Vegetables, if not, watch that first today.

I wonder if you can remember what Oliver pulled up on each day of the week? Once you have had a think about it, try playing the game below. If you've forgotten parts of the story, you could have another listen!

Monday 11th January

This week we are starting with the story of 'Olivers Vegetables'.

Listen to the story and parents, if you can pause the video at 4.14 and ask your child to guess what they think is going to happen on Sunday. Do they think Oliver is ever going to find the potatoes?

Oliver's Vegetables

Friday 8th January 2021

 

Before you share the Hungry Caterpillar again. Ask your child what they can remember? A few questions you could ask. What happened to the caterpillar? Can you remember what the caterpillar ate? Why did the caterpillar get fat? How did the caterpillar feel when he ate too much? Share the story again. Then ask your child the same questions. Did their answers improve? I would love to hear what the children could remember! Then encourage your child to have a go at writing their name.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats...and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry ...

Thursday 7th January 2021

 

Please encourage your child to draw a picture of the fruit they liked smelling and then tasting the best. It would be lovely to see their picture!

Wednesday 6th January

Share the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. He eats lots of food in this book - I wonder if you can draw a picture of your favourite part! How many foods can you remember once you have heard the story?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Today, can you practise writing your name. You could have some fun with this! Why not try using some different things to write your name like spreading salt/flour on a tray and using your finger to make the letters appear! You could use different coloured pens or pencils or even paint! If you are struggling to form correct letters, start with some patterns such as zigzags or swirls - this will help you to learn how to control your pencil.

Don't forget to send us some pictures!

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