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Home Learning Tasks - W.B  Monday 25th January 

This week we are going to a have a story book focus - The Gruffalo! 

Please find below the full overview for the week - I hope this helps you to organise the week.

2 -year old children and children staying at nursery another year please select an activity per day from the grid below. 
Pre-School children (children who are going to school in September) weekly overview is below. 

Home Learning Tasks - Thursday 28th January 

Phonics/Literacy

Can you make some playdough? (Recipe above). Use your playdough to make Gruffalo models. Provide a selection of dried pasta, pules, rice, twigs or beads for your child to choose from - using them to add details such as the prickles on his back, his poisonous wart, orange eyes and terrible teeth. Adult to introduce and emphasis key vocabulary e.g. poisonous, prickles, terrible.

 

Maths

With the number cards you used yesterday make a number line. Child to close their eyes and adult to hide a number, get your child to work out which number is missing. Challenege - Hide two numbers each time!

 

Nursery Rhymes

Can you use the props you have already made to sing some rhymes?

Home Learning Tasks - Wednesday 27th January 

Phonics/ Literacy

Talk to your child about the sounds you might hear when walking in the Gruffalo woods. E.g. squelch for mud, plop as the stones go into the stream, snap as the twigs snap. Have a go at making a 'good listening' headband (see photo below).Go for a walk in Chopwell Woods or around your local area and listen and identify sounds. 
 

Maths

Adult to write and hide numbers 0-5 and make them into number cards. Can your child find them around the house and the practice putting them in order. Encourage your child to pick out numbers that are special to them e.g. their age!

Nursery Rhymes

Can you practice the nursery rhymes using the props you have already made? 

Home Learning - Tuesday 25th January 2021

 

Phonics/Literacy

Can you make some masks/puppets of the characters in 'The Gruffalo story' to help you retell the story?

 

Maths

Can you make an owl on toast? (See recipe above)

Can you talk about the shapes you need? E.g. circles for eyes. Encourage your child to spread their own chocolate spread and cut up soft fruit using a butter knife e.g. the banana. (you don’t need to use exactly the same ingredients you might have other things in the house you could use)

 

Nursery Rhyme

At nursery we have a song box with props that represent each rhyme. We thought you could start making your own for your child to use at home. Our nursery rhyme for today is 'I'm a little tea pot'. Can you make a prop to use while singing the song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxOaZzoPIJ4

Monday 25th January 2020

 

Phonics/Literacy

Read the story of the Gruffalo, encourage your child to actively listen and discuss with your child the words the rhymes.

The story can be found here if you don't have the paper copy.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8sUPpPc8Ws

 

Maths

Footprints – size and counting. Can you make Gruffalo footprints? You could use a potato to represent the Gruffalo. Can you use different sized potatoes? You could count the Gruffalo footprints and talk about the different sizes.

 

Nursery Rhymes

At nursery we have a song box with props that represent each rhyme. We thought you could start making your own for your child to use at home. Our nursery rhyme for today is Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Can you make a prop to use while singing the song?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-row-row-row-your-boat/zjp7kmn

Home Learning Tasks - Friday 22nd January 2021 (Screen Free Friday)

 

Phonics

Set up a quiet spot in your garden/yard or outdoor space with a pillow and a blanket (or maybe some waterproof trousers!) and read your favourite story with a grown-up. 

 

Maths 

Can you collect some natural materials and use these to create the shapes we have learnt this week? E.g. you could use 3 sticks to make a triangle etc. 

 

Nursery Rhyme

Use the props you have made so far and sing the songs to a grown-up/sibling. 

 

We hope you all have a lovely screen-free day! Please send me some photos! 

Home Learning Tasks - Thursday 21st January 2021

 

Phonics

Emma the explorer has a list of things she needs to take on her next adventure but she can’t read it! Can you help Emma work out what she needs to pack in her bag? Sound out the words below and blend the sounds together to find out what she needs to take. You could draw pictures to help Emma know what she needs to take

m-ap

c-up

h-at

p-en

To extend your child split the word into the three sounds e.g. m-a-p, c-u-p, h-a-t, p-e-n

 

Maths

Have a go at drawing the shapes that you have learning about this week on the ground outside. You could use chalk or even a paintbrush with a pot of water. Adults - talk about how many sides the shapes have. 

 

Nursery Rhyme Activity

At nursery we have a song box with props that represent each rhyme. We thought you could start making your own for your child to use at home. Our nursery rhyme for today is Jack and Jill. Can you make a prop to use while singing the song?

 

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

 

2 year old children and children staying in nursery another year please choose an activity from the grid below.

Home Learning Tasks - Wednesday 20th January 2021

 

Phonics

With a grown-up play a listening game about a visit to a farm. ‘I went to the farm and I saw….’ Instead of saying the animal name, spit the word up into its letter sounds. The other person has to identify the animal by blending the sounds together. For example: ‘I went to the farm and I saw a ‘c-a-t’ It’s a cat! Try for the words; cat, dog pig, cow, hen

 

Maths

See how many circles, triangles, rectangles and squares you can find in your home. Take photos using a phone or tablet and you could upload them to evidence me. What did you find the most of?

You could make your own shape hunting magnifying glasses with an adults help (see picture below)

 

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Activity

At nursery we have a song box with props that represent each rhyme. We thought you could start making your own for your child to use at home. Our nursery rhyme for today is Baa Baa Black Sheep. Can you make a prop to use while singing the song?

2 year old children and children staying in nursery another year please choose an activity from the grid below.

Home Learning - Tuesday 19th January 2021

 

Phonics

Click the following link for today's activity. You will be choosing the things that begin with the same sound to blend your smoothie!

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1/super-smoothie

 

Maths 

Listen to the following song about 2D shapes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEbRDtCAFdU Talk about how many sides a circle, triangle, square and rectangle have by tracing over the shapes. An adult could draw the shapes in a light colour and you can trace over them. How many sides does a circle have? How many sides does a triangle have?

 

Nursery Rhyme Activity

At nursery we have a song box with props that represent each rhyme. We thought you could start making your own for your child to use at home. Our nursery rhyme for today is 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive. Can you make a prop to use while singing the song?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ir_l7qTiZ4

 

2 year old children and children staying in nursery another year please choose an activity from the grid below. 

 

Home Learning - Monday 18th January 2021

 

Self- Help Skills  Choose an item of clothing to focus on this week. Build up your skills each day until you can hopefully do it yourself by the end of the week. Ideas include: pants, trousers, socks, top, shoes.  Maybe even zips or buttons! 

 

Phonics

Use all the Nursery rhyme props you have made so far and sing them with an adult. Can you identify any rhyming words in the songs?

 

Maths

Can you go on a number hunt outdoors–  While out on your daily walk have a  walk around your local area and see which numbers you can see? Maybe on car number plates? Busses? Front doors? Can you identify them?


Nursery Rhyme

At nursery we have a song box with props that represent each rhyme. We thought you could start making your own for your child to use at home. Our nursery rhyme for today is Tommy Thumb. Can you make a prop to go with the rhyme? 

 

2 year old children and children staying in nursery another year please choose an activity from the grid below. 

Snow Activity Ideas

 

- Can you make a snow sculptures ?

- Fill a squirty bottle with water and food colouring/paint and make marks in the snow. You could even use this to make a target for snow ball throwing!

- Can you make some footprints in the snow? You could compare yours with your grown-ups!

- Can you look for animal footprints in the snow and work out who they belong to?

- Can you make a snow angel? 

- Make the most of a fabulous snow day and have great fun!

We would love to see photos! Please post them on our facebook page!

Home Learning Tasks - Friday 15th January 2021

Phonics

Play an odd one out rhyming game. Ask an adult to make a collection of pictures/objects.

Have 3 that rhyme and one that doesn’t. (You can use the odd one out rhyming strips below). 

You then have to identify the odd one out. Your adult could hide them around the house for you to find to make it a bit more exciting!

Maths

Number blocks – matching number blocks and numerals see sheet below. 

If you do not have a printer you could use the number blocks you made last week or get your grown up to help you draw them. 

Nursery Rhyme

At nursery we have a song box with props that represent each rhyme. We thought you could start making your own for your child to use at home. Our nursery rhyme for today is '2 little dickie birds' Can you make a prop to go with the rhyme? 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/something-special-two-little-birdies

Home Learning Tasks - Wednesday 13th January 

 

Phonics

Play with rhythm sticks. Use sticks from the garden, wooden spoons, lolly sticks, chop sticks or even just your hands. Use your sticks to tap out the syllables in words. For example, tap out your names - Mrs Banks would have 3 taps. Make a collection of objects with varying number of syllables (cup, teddy, dinosaur). Each person then has to tap out the word as they say it (one tap per syllable). You can also use your rhythm sticks to tap along to favourite songs

 

Maths 

Can you count out the correct number of objects onto the number cards you made yesterday? You could use sweeties, raisins or anything else you can find. Remember to say one number name per object. 

 

Nursery Rhymes

At nursery we have a song box with props that represent each rhyme. We thought you could start making your own for your child to use at home. Our nursery rhyme for today is '5 little ducks' Can you make a prop to go with the rhyme? 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-five-little-ducks-went-swimming-one-day/z43xwty

2 year old children and children staying in nursery another year please choose an activity from the grid below. 

Home Learning Tasks - Tuesday 12th January 2021

 

Self- Help Skills  Choose an item of clothing to focus on this week. Build up your skills each day until you can hopefully do it yourself by the end of the week. Ideas include: pants, trousers, socks, top, shoes.  Maybe even zips or buttons! 

 

Phonics

Play ‘Cake Bake’ using Phonics Play. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1/cake-bake This website is currently free to use. Just use the user name – jan21 password - home.

Can you choose the objects that rhyme?

 

Maths

Recap of numbers 1-5. Make your own number cards by getting your grown up to write number 1-5 and then making them into number cards. Get your adult to hide them around the house. Can you find the numbers and put them in the correct order?

 

Nursery Rhyme

At nursery we have a song box with props that represent each rhyme. We thought you could start making your own for your child to use at home. Our nursery rhyme for today is 'Incy Wincy Spider' Can you make a prop to go with the rhyme? 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-incy-wincy-spider/zr4yt39

2 year old children and children staying in nursery another year please choose an activity from the grid below. 

Home Learning - Monday 11th January 2021

 

Self- Help Skills  Choose an item of clothing to focus on this week. Build up your skills each day until you can hopefully do it yourself by the end of the week. Ideas include: pants, trousers, socks, top, shoes.  Maybe even zips or buttons! 

 

Phonics

Ask a grown up or older sibling to read you a rhyming story or help you find one on You Tube. Can you guess the rhyming word before it is said? (Adults, pause when you get to a rhyming word and allow your child to say the word they think comes next. Remember it’s not a test! Even if you have to prompt them, they are learning to listen to the words and hear the rhymes.)

E.g. of rhyming stories – the Gruffalo, potion commotion, shark in the park.

 

Maths

Go on a number hunt around your home - How many different numbers can you spot? E.g. on oven, washing machine, phones etc. Can you idtnfiy the number?


Nursery Rhyme

At nursery we have a song box with props that represent each rhyme. We thought you could start making your own for your child to use at home. Our nursery rhyme for today is 10 fat sausages. Can you make a prop to go with the rhyme? S

 

Click the link to listen to the rhyme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNNBHQTfb8k

 

If your child has another year at nursery please choose one activity from the grid below each day and complete the nursery rhyme task above.

Snow Activity Ideas

 

- Can you make a snow sculptures ?

- Fill a squirty bottle with water and food colouring/paint and make marks in the snow. You could even use this to make a target for snow ball throwing!

- Can you make some footprints in the snow? You could compare yours with your grown-ups!

- Can you look for animal footprints in the snow and work out who they belong to?

- Can you make a snow angel? 

 

We would love to see photos! Please post them on our facebook page!

 

Home Learning Tasks - Friday 8th January 2021 (For older children who are going to school in September)

 

Phonics 

Can you play I spy? - I spy with my little eye something beginning with..... (choose a sound). Children to identify the object. 

You can also use the following I spy sheet for the objects. Adults model it with children first emphasising the initial letter sound. 

 

 

Maths

Watch number blocks number 5 video. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08d630h/numberblocks-series-1-five . Can you do 5 jumps? 5 hops? 5 claps etc. Encourage your child to say the number as they do the action. Can you make the number blocks from 1-5? You could use paint, playdough, colouring pencils or any sort of craft materials. I have put a picture of all 5 below to help. 

 

Nursery Rhyme Activity

At nursery we have a song box with props that represent each rhyme. We thought you could start making your own for your child to use at home. Our nursery rhyme for today is Wheels on the Bus. Can you make a bus prop and sing wheels on the bus?

Home Learning Tasks - Thursday 7th January  (For our older children who will go to Reception in September)

 

Phonics Task

Can you identify the first letter of your name? How many things around your home can you find that begin with the same sounds? You could even draw or take photos of the things you found!

 

Maths Task 

Watch number blocks number 4 video clip https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08d61cv/numberblocks-series-1-four

Can you print using paint and an animal with 4 legs. Dip the animal in the paint and print with them. Can you count the footrpints? (You can use flour as an alternative for paint, or anything else that can be printed in). 

 

Nursery Rhyme Activity

At nursery we have a song box with props that represent each rhyme. We thought you could start making your own for your child to use at home. Our nursery rhyme for today is Humpty Dumpty. Can you make a Humpty Dumpty prop?

 

Our 2 year old children and children who have another year with us in nursery please choose an activity from the grid below. 

Home Learning Tasks  - Wednesday 6th January 

 

Phonics Activity 

Can you make some instruments using household materials? Explore the different sounds that you can make. E.g. milk bottle with rice/pasta. Box with elastic bands. Can you describe the sounds they make?

 

Maths Activity 

Watch number blocks number 3 video clip by clicking on the following link. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzgxx/numberblocks-series-1-three

Can you make a cake (you can use whatever you like to make one e.g. playdough). Can you count 3 candles onto the cake? Challenge:- Can you make a birthday card and put a number 3 on the front?

 

Nursery Rhyme Activity

At nursery we have a song box with props that represent each rhyme. We thought you could start making your own for your child to use at home. Our nursery rhyme for today is 5 little men in a flying saucer. Can you make 5 little aliens?

 

 

If your child is 2 or is staying in nursery another year please choose an activity per day from the following grid

Home Learning Tuesday 5th January 2021 ( For our older pre-school children)

 

Phonics

Head out for some fresh air and go on a listening Walk – Have a walk around your local area. Practice listening and identifying all the different sounds that you hear.

If isolating at home – Listen and identify the sounds you can hear around your home. 

 

Maths 

Children have already watched number blocks 'number one' but you could recap this with them at home by watching the following video. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzzns/numberblocks-series-1-one.

Now move on to number 2 by clicking the following link https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzgt8/numberblocks-series-1-two. Then have a range of socks for your child to pair, coloured/patterned ones are great for this! While children do this talk with your child about them being the same and a pair. Get children to count them as they pair them! It might even teach them to do it themselves to help out at home!

 

Nursery Rhyme Activity

At nursery we have a song box with props that represent each rhyme. We thought you could start making your own for your child to use at home. Our nursery rhyme for today is twinkl twinkl little star. Can you make a star prop? We can use this during our song time tomorrow. 

 

 

While at home you could be practicing the following important skills with your child:- 

 

-Name writing practice (work on getting their initial letter sound first)

-Taking their own clothes on and off independently. 

- Putting on their own coats and socks and shoes. 

 

 

Home Learning Tasks - W.B 23.11.2020

 

If your child is isolating at home please find some activities for them to complete. This week we are doing a STEM weather topic in partnership with Northumbria University. 


As always we would love to see photos of the children's work. You can send these via Evidence Me or e-mail them to me at nursery@chopwellprimary.co.uk

 

1. Talk to your child each day about what the weather is like outside. Get your child to then draw a picture of the weather, we would love to see these!

 

2. Create a rain gauge (Instructions for this can be found on the following link https://nustem.uk/activity/science-families-weather/#respond). Get your child to place it outside and each day measure how much rain has fallen! 

 

3. Create a windsock (instructions for this can be found on the following link https://nustem.uk/activity/wind-sock/. 

 

4. Draw the clouds -  You will need a dark colour , paper blue is possible and some white and grey/black chalks. On a cloudy day get your child to look at the clouds (lying down to do this is very relaxing). Get your child to draw a picture of the clouds they have seen using the chalk. 

 

5. Make a kite - Using any craft materials you have in the house can you make a kite? Make sure it has a string on for you to hold! Have a go at flying it in your garden or save it for after isolation and head out to fly it! 

 

This week we have celebrated Remembrance day in nursery. We made some delicious Remembrance poppy cakes! We carefully mixed the ingredients and shared the mixture out so there was enough for everyone! When they had cooked and cooled we decorated them with red icing and a chocolate button! We also created some fantastic poppy art! The children were brilliant and even took part in the 2 minute silence to remember our brave soldiers. 
Today we celebrated Bonfire night with the children! We have all had a super busy day! We have made sparklers using breadsticks, chocolate and sprinkles. We watched as the chocolate melted when we heated it up and then dipped our breadsticks in, they were delicious!  We also made some firework pictures using glitter and glue and finished the day dancing with ribbons to Katy Perry -Firework! 

Everyday is different in nursery! In early years we follow the thoughts, thinking and interests of the children! So today after a child spotted some new photographs of landmarks in our construction area we had a whole morning of building them! Our children recreated Bamburgh Castle, The Millennium Bridge, The Angel of the North and Big Ben! After our building was complete we spent some time researching these landmarks on the computer! The children were amazed as they watched Big Ben strike 12 and couldn’t believe the Millennium Bridge tilts to let boats through! What a busy morning we have had! 

Nursery have had a fantastic day at forest school! We have been on a scavanger hunt looking for signs of Autumn! We found some beautiful Autumn leaves, pine cones and even some mushrooms! The children enjoyed having their snack over there too! 

Family Photos

If you haven't already please can you send in a family photo to add to our family tree! You can e-mail these to us and we can print them smiley nursery@chopwellprimary.co.uk 

Thank you 

What a busy few weeks we have had! We have loved exploring our new environment, making new friends and learning new skills!
Welcome to Nursery! I hope you are all having a wonderful summer break and are excited to join us in September, I can’t wait to meet you all! I have uploaded a video tour for you all to watch. It will familiarise our new starters with the nursery environment and will be a little reminder for the children who haven’t been to nursery since March. 

Nursery Tour

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