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01.04.20 - Home Learning - Role Play

 

Try some different role play ideas using things you have in the home.

 

A supermarket - set up on the kitchen table using boxes, tins etc.....

  • Write a shopping list
  • Make your own signs e.g. open, closed, sale, special offer etc....
  • Discuss the lettering, images and numbers you can see on packaging
  • Create a price list
  • Give children loose change to purchase items

 

A shoe shop - find a range of shoes from around the home

  • Write a price list
  • Make your own signs e.g. open, closed, sale, special offer etc....
  • Compare sizes of different shoes
  • Talk about materials - why are wellington boots made of rubber/plastic?
  • Introduce a foot measuring service
  • Find the size inside the shoe

01.04.20 - Home Learning - RE

 

Topic: Lent to Easter 

 

Hymns – ‘Lord of the dance’ & ‘Be Still and Know that I am God’  Sing and dance!!!!!!!!! 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lord+of+the+dance+hymn

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=be+still+and+know+that+i+am+god+hymn

 

Stories/events - Read/retell/discuss the following key events;

Palm Sunday

Holy Thursday (The Last Supper)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PSgoPdKQFQ - This link tells the whole Easter Story - focus on Palm Sunday and The Last Supper this week.

 

Role play the events of Palm Sunday and The Last Supper.

01.04.20 - Home Learning  - Physical Development

 

Action rhymes - Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, The Farmer's in his Den, The Grand Old Duke of York, If You're Happy and You Know It. 

 

Kids yoga - Try some kids yoga by visiting the link below. These sessions also provide opportunities to practise 'mindfulness'.

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

PE with Joe - the nations PE teacher every day from 9am 

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

 

 

31.03.20 - Home Learning - Cooking

 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easy-banana-pancakes

31.03.20 - Home Learning - Reading

 

Giraffes Can't Dance

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UNRduYI_04 - (please be mindful of adverts).

 

Read or listen to the story together. There are various retellings on the internet.

 

Follow up ideas - in the attachment below you will find a range of follow up ideas linked to this story . There is no expectation to complete them all, please select one or two of your favourite and those most suited to your child's learning style.

31.03.20 - Home Learning  - Physical Development

 

Try some kids yoga by visiting the link below. These sessions also provide opportunities to practise 'mindfulness'.

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

 

PE with Joe

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

30.03.20 - Home Learning - rhyme of the week

 

The Bear Went Over the Mountain

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-the-bear-went-over-the-mountain/zmssmfr

30.03.20 - Home Learning - have some fun with animals!!!!

30.03.20 - Home Learning  - Physical Development

 

Try some kids yoga by visiting the link below. These sessions also provide opportunities to practise 'mindfulness'.

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

 

PE with Joe

 

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Well done to all of those who have engaged in this weeks learning. I hope you have enjoyed at least some of the activities 

that have been put up. Thank you to all of those who have shared some of their learning on tapestry or via our admin email address, it has been lovely to see. Most of the activities I have published are play based with opportunities for creativity

which is the best way for our children to learn!!!

 

There will be more activities published from Monday.

Keep up the great work and stay safe x

Home learning

 

Don't forget to read......read......read...!!

 

Please share as many good quality stories with your child over the coming weeks as possible.

Please read with your child daily and share some of their experiences on their tapestry account. Below you will find links to book lists that detail recommended story books for children aged 0-5years.

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/100-best-picture-books-to-read-before-you-are-5-years-old/ 

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/1/100-best-0-5/ 

 

E-books available here......

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/# 

 

27.03.20 - Home Learning - RE

 

Topic: Lent to Easter 

 

Learn the Hymns – ‘Lord of the dance’ & ‘Be Still and Know that I am God’  Sing and dance!!!!!!!!! 

 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lord+of+the+dance+hymn

 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=be+still+and+know+that+i+am+god+hymn

 

Please be mindful of adverts when using YouTube with children.

27.03.20 - Home Learning - The Germs Experiment

 

Follow the link below to a fantastic experiment teaching children about germs.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/germs-experiment?collection=have-fun-at-home

27.03.20 - Home Learning

27.03.20 - Home Learning - physical education

 

Joe Wicks - The Nations PE Teacher

Please use the link below to complete a daily PE session with your child. 

Monday - Friday 9am - Live on YouTube

The Body Coach TV

#PEwithJOE

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

26.03.20 - Home Learning - Online safety from the metropolitan police. See link at the bottom of the activity for more information on staying safe online.

26.03.20 - Home Learning - RE

 

Our current RE topic is Lent to Easter.

 

Activities/ideas to support this topic: 

 

  • Continue to practise saying 'The Lord's Prayer'

 

Use the BBC website for further information about the season of Lent to Easter;

 

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/43045086
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-easter

26.03.20 - Home Learning - Mathematics

26.03.20 - Home Learning - Creative play

26.03.20 - Home Learning - Phonics

26.03.20 - Home Learning - physical education

 

Joe Wicks - The Nations PE Teacher

Please use the link below to complete a daily PE session with your child. 

 

Joe Wicks

Monday - Friday 9am - Live on YouTube

The Body Coach TV

#PEwithJOE

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

25.03.20 - Home Learning - Mathematics

25.03.20 - Home Learning - physical education

 

Joe Wicks - The Nations PE Teacher

Please use the link below to complete a daily PE session with your child. 

 

Joe Wicks

Monday - Friday 9am - Live on YouTube

The Body Coach TV

#PEwithJOE

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

 

24.03.20 - Home Learning

 

Reading

 

Below is a link to the 'Oxford Owl' website which allows you to register for free. This website gives you access to a range of e-books.

 

Please continue to use good quality books you have at home however, should you require a more varied range this website could help. 

 

Important note: some of the books on the website focus on 'reading' using phonic knowledge. It is important that you do not expect your child to be able to read words as such, but that you use the books available to share stories and have discussions. Some of your children may be able to identify some initial sounds in words.

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/# 

 

What to look for when reading with your child: 

  • Encourage your child to listen carefully to stories  and recall key events. If your child is finding it difficult to focus build up to this slowly. You could read the begnning followed by a break, the middle followed by a break and then the ending. This can also help to build excitement.  
  • Encourage your child to join in with repeated refrains e.g. run, run, as fast as you can...(phrases in stories that are repeated on several pages).
  • Anticipate key events and phrases in rhymes and stories - can children predict what is coming next?
  • Ask your child to suggest how the story might end before you read the ending.
  • Describes main story settings, events and characters.
  • Encourage your child to talk about the pictures in books

 

The points listed above are aimed to support reading experiences. Please only focus on one at a time. Do not expect your child to be able to do all of these in every reading session. Reading should be an enjoyable experience for both parents and children and should not feel pressurised. 

24.03.20 - Home Learning - Mathematics

24.03.20 - Home learning

 

Physical Education

 

Joe Wicks - The Nations PE Teacher

 

Please use the link below to complete a daily PE session with your child. 

 

Joe Wicks

Monday - Friday 9am - Live on YouTube

The Body Coach TV

#PEwithJOE

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Weekly challenges supporting development of the prime areas - w/b 23.03.20

23.03.20 - Home learning

 

Phonics

 

Practise saying and writing the 's' sound with your child.

 

Make the 's' shape in the following ways;

 

  • In the air with your finger
  • Using a piece of string
  • With objects/toys
  • On paper using a range of mark making tools (if your child is ready for this)

 

The links below will take you to the jolly phonics song introducing the 's' sound.  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LftquQrDfb8

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECjT3XFz04U

 

(When accessing external links please be mindful of adverts)

23.03.20 - Home learning

 

Physical Education

 

Joe Wicks - The Nations PE Teacher

 

Please use the link below to complete a daily PE session with your child. 

 

Joe Wicks

Monday - Friday 9am - Live on YouTube

The Body Coach TV

#PEwithJOE

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

23.03.20 - Home learning

 

Note to parents/Carers

 

Dear Parents/Carers

 

It is important to be aware that the children in our nursery vary in age and therefore are at various stages of development. There are those children who have only just turned three who will be staying in nursery for another year to those who have already turned four. I will be uploading a range of learning tasks over the coming days and weeks that will hopefully provide enough scope to support the progress of all children. Please use your own judgement as to what activities are best suited to your child at their current stage of development.

 

If your child has recently turned three and will therefore stay in nursery for another year please focus on the more play based/practical learning ideas. All other children should access a range of practical play based learning as well as the more challenging tasks if they are ready.

 

A note about letters and sounds and phonics;

 

Letters and sounds - these activities are beneficial for all. They aim to cover aspects of the letters and sounds programme that would have been taught in differentiated groups at nursery. They also serve as a valuable recap for those children who have already achieved the aspects set out in this programme.

 

Phonics - these tasks are more difficult and are aimed at those children who have a sound knowledge of the letters and sounds programme. They will be most suited to those children who have already turned four, are preparing to start reception in September and of course those you deem 'ready' for this challenge.

 

PLEASE REMEBER THAT YOU CAN NEVER READ TOO MUCH! READING WITH YOUR CHILD WILL BE THE MOST VALUABLE SOURCE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT. SO IF IN DOUBT TAKE A BOOK OUT!

 

Many thanks for your continued support and please stay safe.

 

Mrs Heneghan

23.03.20 - Home learning

 

Note to parents/Carers

 

Dear Parents and Carers

 

I hope you are all staying safe in these uncertain times. Apologies for the delay in uploading home learning via the website this morning however I have experienced some server issues due to the number of people using the system. I have in the meantime used tapestry. 

 

In the coming days and weeks I will be putting a range of home learning challenges and ideas on the 'Duckling Class' webpage for you to access with your child. Please use these ideas alongside your own to keep your child engaged and support their learning and development. It would be great to see some of your child's learning experiences published on their tapestry account so please do share them.

 

Please can I stress that READING really is one of the most beneficial activities you can share with your child so please read as much as possible.

 

Below are just a few broader ideas with more specific activities to follow;

- Read good quality books with your child daily.

- Engage in daily physical activity (if doing so outside of the home environment please adhere to the governments advice on social distancing).

- Involve your child in cooking activities in the home.

- Learn and sing a range of traditional nursery rhymes.

- Keep talking - have regular conversations with your child to support the development of a broader vocabulary.

Welcome to Duckling Class!

 

Class Teacher Ms. T McKinney

   

Nursery Nurse Mrs. M Moscattini

  

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