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Nursery


 

British Values

Here at Warstones Primary School we embrace BRITISH VALUES and teach our

 children about

 Democracy

The Rule of Law

Individual Liberty

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs

 

Click - British Values - A Guide for Parents

 

Powerpoint for children returning to school

Please click the link to access a powerpoint to share with your children about their upcoming return to school.

Returning to school

 

Letter for children returning to school

Please click the link to access a letter containing all information about your child's upcoming return to school.

Returning to school letter for parents

 

Welcome to Nursery!

 

Here we will share with you our recent learning experiences and up-coming events!  Please check newsletters for up to date information and key dates for diaries.

 

 

Notices:

Please bring your child's book bags to school every Monday to be changed so that your child can bring their new books home to be read.

 

PE is every Monday and Woodland walks is on every Tuesday, so please make sure your child is wearing appropriate clothes and footwear if they have not brought their pumps or wellies to school.

 

 

 

 

 

Watch this space for more fun learning opportunities, dates and reminders.

 

Here are the Nursery team with some messages for you all. We miss you all and can't wait until we are all together again at school! Take care and keep safe!

 

 

Hope everyone is keeping well and safe. Here are a few activities that you can do at home to help with your child’s learning.

 

Please take photos and share what activities your child has done on Twitter and tweet @WarstonesN

 

This half term’s topic is ‘How many pebbles are on the beach’ so we will focus a lot on summer, holidays etc.

 

 

Week Commencing 13.7.2020

 

Literacy

Reading

Recap on the previous sounds, ‘m’, ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘t’, ‘d’, ‘i’, ‘n’, ‘p’, ‘g’, ‘o’ and ‘c’ This week’s sound is ‘k’. What things can you see indoors/ outdoors that begin with the sound ‘k’. Play I Spy with your child. The rhyme to help children write the ‘k’ sound is ‘Down the kangaroo’s body, tail and leg.’

 

You can access videos on YouTube to help your child with their phonics such as this video for this week’s new sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiVHB0th0sA There are many more phonics videos on this channel on YouTube that you can also access and watch over the summer holidays.

 

Here are the rhymes for the other sounds if your child is confident writing the sounds ‘m’, ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘t’, ‘d’, ‘i’, ‘n’, ‘p’, ‘g’, ‘o’, ‘c’ and ‘k’.

 

Continue to use the Hairy Letters app and Alphablocks to help your child with sounds/ letters.

 

Continue to read with your child and talk about what the children can see, model to children how you read from left to right and top to bottom using your finger to scan the text when reading. Continue to talk about the structure of a story: beginning, middle and ending. When you have read the story, can your child recall the story? Get your child to read the story from their recall of the story and by looking at the pictures and telling a story from them. Read a story but stop before the end and ask your child how they think the story will end. Here are ten top tips for reading to your child at home.

 

See if your child can recognise any of the advertising logos by clicking here. You could print them off and do a treasure hunt. See if your child can tell you what logo they have found. 

 

This week focus on ‘Topsy and Tim: Start School.’ If you do not have this story, you can access it via YouTube such as this version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNW-RfexN6I Talk about the characters that you can see in the story, where the story is set, what did Topsy and Tim do on their first day at school? Have a go at solving the puzzle at the back of the story. Talk about what the children already do in Nursery and what will be different when they go back in September in Reception- school uniform, eating their dinners at school etc. Ask your child how they are feeling. Watch Topsy and Tim’s last day in Nursery: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04b3rw6/topsy-and-tim-series-2-7-nursery-photo and watch Topsy and Tim’s first day at School: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04kklnt/topsy-and-tim-series-2-29-first-day

 

Writing

Continue to use different mark making tools for your child to use when drawing. Model to them a picture you have drawn and talk about your picture and then ask your child what they have drawn.

 

Children could draw or paint what they liked doing in Nursery, e.g. playing with dinosaurs/ going in the role- play area/ playing outdoors/ going on our woodland walks etc. Children could draw or paint a picture of themselves in their uniform on their first day at school.

 

Children to continue practising writing their name.

 

Please model and guide children to use the tripod grip when drawing.

 

Maths:

Numbers:

Continue to count out different types of objects up to 10, e.g. 8 pencils. Ask your child to give you an amount of objects, e.g. Can I have 4 pencils?

 

This week, recap the numbers 1-10. Do a number hunt and see if your child can recognise all of the numbers. If not, help support your child, one number at a time. See if you child can write all the numbers correctly. The number rhymes are below to help. Ask your child to show you different amount of fingers/ circles/ lines.

Click here to print off the counting matching puzzle, where children have to match the number to the correct amount of objects. Only go up to 10 with your child. This can be done without a printer, where you use physical objects and write numbers 1-10 on pieces of paper for your child to match. Link this with comparisons- which has more/ less.

 

Shape, Space and Measure:

Click here to print off the zoo animals size ordering. Children can practice their cutting skills and order the animals from smallest to biggest/ biggest to smallest. Encourage children to use small/ medium and big language.

 

Click here to print off the basic shape tracing document. This will help children with pencil control and identifying shapes. Do they recognise all the shapes?

 

Children could build their own classroom/ school using Lego/ shapes or any other construction materials. What shapes can you see? Talk about the size of the building. Is it round? Is it tall? Etc. Ask children what they think will be in their new classroom? Could they include it in their building?

 

Other activities:

Make your own graduation cap. Click on the YouTube link on how to make them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzTwIXwpA3k  Click here to print off a Nursery graduation certificate for your child. Take photos and put them on Twitter and tweet @WarstonesN  We will be doing this with the children who are currently in school.  

 

Have a picnic to celebrate the end of the academic year. Get your child to help you prepare the picnic, e.g. making the sandwiches. Make your picnic food fun like the photos below.

 

 

Click here to make your own paper sunglasses for the summer holidays!

 

Have a sing song of the new nursery rhymes your child has learnt in Nursery, e.g. Hairy Fred, Hickory Dickory Dock, I’m a little teapot, 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed etc. What is your child’s favourite Nursery rhyme?

 

Continue to help your child with their cutting skills and fine motor skills (threading, tweezers, playdough).

 

Print off these emotion playdough mats and do the activities, ask your child how they are feeling about going into their new classroom and seeing their new teacher in September, can they show how they are feeling using playdough? See below on how to make your own playdough, if you do not have playdough at home.

 

Click here to print off the pencil control activity for your child to do linking to the beach theme this half term.

 

Access Maths counting game:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Do the counting games up to 5 and if your child is confident, do the counting games up to 10.

 

There is an Early Years BBC Bitesize that you can access with activities to do at home with your child. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zks4kmn

 

Please take photos and share what activities your child has done on Twitter and tweet @WarstonesN

 

 

 

Week Commencing 6.7.2020

Literacy

Reading

Recap on the previous sounds, ‘m’, ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘t’, ‘d’, ‘i’, ‘n’, ‘p’, ‘g’ and ‘o’ This week’s sound is ‘c’. What things can you see indoors/ outdoors that begin with the sound ‘c’. Play I Spy with your child. The rhyme to help children write the ‘c’ sound is ‘Curl around the caterpillar.’

 

You can access videos on YouTube to help your child with their phonics such as this video for this week’s new sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxE0uTRDVxw There are many more phonics videos on this channel on YouTube that you can also access and watch.

 

Here are the rhymes for the other sounds if your child is confident writing the sounds ‘m’, ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘t’, ‘d’, ‘i’, ‘n’, ‘p’, ‘g’, ‘o’ and ‘c’.

 

 

Continue to use the Hairy Letters app and Alphablocks to help your child with sounds/ letters.

 

Continue to read with your child and talk about what the children can see, model to children how you read from left to right and top to bottom using your finger to scan the text when reading. Continue to talk about the structure of a story: beginning, middle and ending. When you have read the story, can your child recall the story? Get your child to read the story from their recall of the story and by looking at the pictures and telling a story from them. Read a story but stop before the end and ask your child how they think the story will end. Here are ten top tips for reading to your child at home.

 

 

See if your child can recognise any of the advertising logos by clicking here. You could print them off and do a treasure hunt. See if your child can tell you what logo they have found. 

 

This week focus on ‘Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom: Trip to the Seaside.’ If you do not have this story, you can access it via YouTube such as this version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhFUCi1blNU There are other stories on this YouTube channel that you can access that are age appropriate. Talk about the characters that you can see in the story, where the story is set, what did Ben and Holly do at the beach? Talk about what you would have to eat at the picnic and what things you would like to do at the beach? Act out the story!

 

Writing

Continue to use different mark making tools for your child to use when drawing. Model to them a picture you have drawn and talk about your picture and then ask your child what they have drawn.

 

Linking to this week’s story, draw or paint the things you would have to eat at the seaside if you was going to have a picnic on the beach. Click here to print off a picnic basket template to do your drawing/ painting on. You could draw or paint a picture of your family or the characters from this week’s story building a big sandcastle or driving on your way to the beach or back home. What things will you take with you to the beach?

 

 

Children to continue practising writing their name.

 

Please model and guide children to use the tripod grip when drawing.

 

Maths:

Numbers:

Continue to count out different types of objects up to 10, e.g. 5 cups. Ask your child to give you an amount of objects, e.g. Can I have 7 cups?

 

This week focus on the number 10. See if your child recognises the number 10. The rhyme to write the number 10 is write the number 1 first: ‘Go straight down and that is all’ and then write the number 0: ‘Start at the top go all the way round.’  The other number rhymes when writing numbers are below. Can your child show you 10 fingers? Can you draw 10 circles/ lines?

How many ways can you represent the same number? Click here and print off the number ice cream activity. Cut out the scoops of ice cream and match them to the number that they represent. E.g. with the number 1, find the numicon, finger(s), dice and  ten- frame that represent the number 1. If you do not have a printer, do this practically using fingers and a dice.

 

Counting activity- Click here to print off the seaside counting activity. Use practical objects first or if you do not have a printer.  

 

Shape, Space and Measure:

Build a sandcastle- talk about the size of the sandcastle- is it big/ medium/ small?

 

If you do not have sand, you can build a sandcastle using sticks or create pictures (see photo below). What shapes can you see? Describe the shapes, e.g. round and tall.

 

Other activities:

Make your own ocean sensory bottle, using shells, toy fish, blue food colouring. You could add sand to your ocean bottle.

 

Create your own seaside small world like the one below.

 

Make your own crown just like Princess Holly, you can design it using colours/ paint/ different materials. Click here to print off a crown template.

 

Build a kingdom using cardboard boxes.

 

Make your own Ben and Holly wand.

 

Make an elf hat like Ben’s!

 

 

Continue to help your child with their cutting skills and fine motor skills (threading, tweezers, playdough).

 

Print off these playdough mats and do the activities. See below to make your own playdough, if you do not have playdough at home.

 

Click here to print off the pencil control activities for your child to do.

 

Access Maths counting game:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Do the counting games up to 5 and if your child is confident, do the counting games up to 10.

 

There is an Early Years BBC Bitesize that you can access with activities to do at home with your child. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zks4kmn

 

Please take photos and share what activities your child has done on Twitter and tweet @WarstonesN

 

 

Week Commencing 29.6.2020

 

Literacy

Reading

Recap on the previous sounds, ‘m’, ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘t’, ‘d’, ‘i’, ‘n’, ‘p’ and ‘g’ This week’s sound is ‘o’. What things can you see indoors/ outdoors that begin with the sound ‘o’. Play I Spy with your child. The rhyme to help children write the ‘o’ sound is ‘All around the orange.’

 

You can access videos on YouTube to help your child with their phonics such as this video for this week’s new sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsT475yBkU8 There are many more phonics videos on this channel on YouTube that you can also access and watch.

 

Here are the rhymes for the other sounds if your child is confident writing the sounds ‘m’, ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘t’, ‘d’, ‘i’, ‘n’, ‘p’, ‘g’ and ‘o’.

 

Continue to use the Hairy Letters app and Alphablocks to help your child with sounds/ letters.

 

Continue to read with your child and talk about what the children can see, model to children how you read from left to right and top to bottom using your finger to scan the text when reading. Continue to talk about the structure of a story: beginning, middle and ending. When you have read the story, can your child recall the story? Get your child to read the story from their recall of the story and by looking at the pictures and telling a story from them. Read a story but stop before the end and ask your child how they think the story will end. Here are ten top tips for reading to your child at home.

 

See if your child can recognise any of the advertising logos by clicking here. You could print them off and do a treasure hunt. See if your child can tell you what logo they have found. 

 

This week focus on ‘Bears at the beach’ by Emma Carlisle. If you do not have this story, you can access it via YouTube. Talk about the characters that you can see in the story, where the story is set, what did the bears do at the beach? Talk about what you would do at the beach and what things you would like to take with you to the beach? Discuss about the importance of staying with the adults and how the little bear would have felt when he was lost and when he was stuck. Act out the story, you could teddy bears to help you.

 

Writing

Continue to use different mark making tools for your child to use when drawing. Model to them a picture you have drawn and talk about your picture and then ask your child what they have drawn.

 

Linking to this week’s story, draw or paint pictures of the bears on the beach- what are they doing on the beach? You could draw or paint pictures of the things you would take with you to the beach and what activities you would do at the beach. This can be done on laptops/ iPads using paint apps. You could even draw or paint pictures of different animals at the beach instead of the bears. Have a go at toothbrush painting like the one below, try and link it to the beach theme, click here: https://www.firstpalette.com/craft/toothbrush-painting.html to find out more, there are other craft ideas on this website that you can also access such as ice cube painting, shaving foam marbling, potato stamps (See pictures below) etc.

 

 

 

Children to continue practising writing their name.

 

Please model and guide children to use the tripod grip when drawing.

 

Maths:

Numbers:

Continue to count out different types of objects up to 10, e.g. pebbles/ stones. Ask your child to give you an amount of objects, e.g. Can I have 5 pebbles/ stones?

 

This week focus on the number 0. See if your child recognises the number 0. The rhyme to write the number 0 is ‘Start at the top go all the way round.’  The other number rhymes when writing numbers are below. Can your child show you 0 fingers?

Do a seaside counting treasure hunt. This can be done indoors or outdoors. Click here to print off the seaside picture cards for children to hunt and click here to print off the treasure hunt check list for children to write down the number of the amount on each card, see if children can recognise the numbers. You can do this practically using objects if you do not have a printer, e.g. children could hunt shells/ balls/ pebbles/ animals etc. You could make comparisons with this activity- which has more/ less? Does any of them have the same number of objects?

 

Click here to print and do the bear cave counting game- children could practice their cutting skills and cut around the bears. See if children can recognise the numbers in the cave and see if they can match the correct amount of bears to the numbers in the cave.  

 

Shape, Space and Measure:

Positional language- place a bear somewhere and ask your child where it is. Encourage them to use language such as on, on top, under, behind, in front, next to, by, below, above etc. Swap over, get your child to give you instructions on where to put the bear.

 

Click here to print and order the bears according to their size- e.g. smallest to biggest/ biggest to smallest. Encourage children to use language such as big, medium and small. Get your child to practice their cutting skills and cut around the bears. You can do this practically with teddy bears if you do not have a printer.

 

Other activities:

Warstones’ Science Fair- see below for more details.

 

Linking to Warstones’ Science Fair- have a go at this rain cloud in a jar (picture below) by clicking here for the instructions.

 

Make your own kite like the little bear's from this week’s story- Click here for instructions on how to make a kite. Or, click here to print off a kite template for your child to design using different materials/ colours.

 

Make your own boat linking to this week’s story, see below for ideas. You could use a range of materials such as paper plates, egg cartons etc. See if your boat will float or sink when putting it in water.

 

Make your own newspaper shark.

 

Print off these playdough mats and do the activities. See below on how to make your own playdough, if you do not have playdough at home.

 

Click here to print off the pencil control activities for your child to do.

 

Continue to help your child with their cutting skills and fine motor skills (threading, tweezers, playdough). Here is a cutting and sticking activity for your child to do, click on the following to access the activity: cutting and poster.

 

Access Maths counting game:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Do the counting games up to 5 and if your child is confident, do the counting games up to 10.

 

There is an Early Years BBC Bitesize that you can access with activities to do at home with your child. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zks4kmn

 

Please take photos and share what activities your child has done on Twitter and tweet @WarstonesN

 

 

Week Commencing 22.6.2020

 

Literacy

Reading

Recap on the previous sounds, ‘m’, ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘t’, ‘d’, ‘i’, ‘n’ and ‘p’ This week’s sound is ‘g’. What things can you see indoors/ outdoors that begin with the sound ‘g’. Play I Spy with your child. The rhyme to help children write the ‘g’ sound is ‘Around the girls face, down her hair and give her a curl.’

 

You can access videos on YouTube to help your child with their phonics such as this video for this week’s new sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MZfypav6lA    There are many more phonics videos on this channel on YouTube that you can also access and watch.

 

Here are the rhymes for the other sounds if your child is confident writing the sounds ‘m’, ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘t’, ‘d’, ‘i’, ‘n’, ‘p’ and ‘g’.  

 

Continue to use the Hairy Letters app and Alphablocks to help your child with sounds/ letters.

 

Continue to read with your child and talk about what the children can see, model to children how you read from left to right and top to bottom using your finger to scan the text when reading. Continue to talk about the structure of a story: beginning, middle and ending. When you have read the story, can your child recall the story? Get your child to read the story from their recall of the story and by looking at the pictures and telling a story from them. Read a story but stop before the end and ask your child how they think the story will end. Here are ten top tips for reading to your child at home.

 

See if your child can recognise any of the advertising logos by clicking here. You could print them off and do a treasure hunt. See if your child can tell you what logo they have found. 

 

This week focus on ‘The Little Mermaid’ story/ PowerPoint from Twinkl which you can click here to access. Talk about the characters that you can see in the story, where the story is set, what happened to Ariel? Talk about how Ariel did not get what she wanted, but she was still happy and how this relates to people in real life. Have a go at acting out the story using these stick puppets. Watch the film of ‘The Little Mermaid’ if you have got it on DVD or can access it via Disney Plus, you can also watch snippets of the film on YouTube, have a sing along to some of the songs from the film. There are some activities on the last slide of the PowerPoint that your child can do linking to this week’s story.

 

Writing

Continue to use different mark making tools for your child to use when drawing. Model to them a picture you have drawn and talk about your picture and then ask your child what they have drawn.

 

Draw or paint your own mermaid as suggested from the story PowerPoint. What will you name your mermaid? What 5 things will make your mermaid happy? Does your mermaid have any super powers? You could make your mermaid out of shells like the one below. You could draw your favourite character from the Little Mermaid e.g. the Prince, the sea king, Ariel’s sisters, fish, the Princess or Ursula the witch.

 

 

 

Children to continue practising writing their name.

 

Please model and guide children to use the tripod grip when drawing.

 

Maths:

Numbers:

Continue to count out different types of objects up to 10, e.g. shells. Ask your child to give you an amount of objects, e.g. Can I have 7 shells?

 

This week focus on the number 9. See if your child recognises the number 9. The rhyme to write the number 9 is ‘Make a loop, go up, go down.’  The other number rhymes when writing numbers are below. Can your child show you 9 fingers? Can they draw 9 lines/ circles etc.

Print off the below picture of the mermaid and get your child to colour by numbers.

 

Click here to count the characters/ objects from this week’s story and have a go at writing the number in the circle, use the number rhymes above to help you. Use practical objects first e.g. dolls to practice counting. You could make comparisons- which group has more dolls/ less dolls. Do both groups have the same number of dolls? Etc.

 

Shape, Space and Measure:

Build a castle using construction/ shapes for the Prince and the Princess (Linking to this week’s story). Talk about the size of the castle and the shapes that are used to build the castle. Use language such as big, medium, small, squares, rectangles, circles, triangles, round, tall etc.

 

Other activities:

Warstones’ Science Fair- see below for more details.

Have a go at this why it is important to wash your hands and use soap science experiment using water, soap and pepper which we did at school last week (see our photos on our Twitter page): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KirHm_sYfI

 

Have a go at doing this sink or float science experiment. Get your child to make predictions of each object.

 

Click here to print off the pencil control activities linking to this week’s story for your child to do.

 

Print off these playdough mats and do the activities. See below on how to make your own playdough, if you do not have playdough at home.

 

Click here to print off some colouring sheets linking to this week’s story for your child to do.

 

Make your own paper plate seagull or your own paper plate Flounder like the one from the Little Mermaid film.

 

Make your own mermaid wooden spoons to help act out the story.

 

Play a fishing game, where your child has to use a net to collect the balls. They will have to tell you what is on the ball (number or phonic sound).

 

Make a little mermaid small world tray like the one below. Children can act out the story of the Little Mermaid.

 

Listen to the songs from the Little Mermaid film on YouTube, have a sing song and dance. Play some instruments to the music.

 

Continue to help your child with their cutting skills and fine motor skills (threading, tweezers, playdough).

 

Access Maths counting game:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting    

Do the counting games up to 5 and if your child is confident, do the counting games up to 10.

 

There is an Early Years BBC Bitesize that you can access with activities to do at home with your child. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zks4kmn

 

Go through the online safety at home activities number 7, complete the activities and go through the reward chart with your child. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/early-years/

 

Please take photos and share what activities your child has done on Twitter and tweet @WarstonesN

 

 

Week Commencing 15.6.2020

 

Literacy

Reading

Recap on the previous sounds, ‘m’, ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘t’, ‘d’, ‘i’ and ‘n’. This week’s sound is ‘p’. What things can you see indoors/ outdoors that begin with the sound ‘p’. Play I Spy with your child. The rhyme to help children write the ‘p’ sound is ‘Down the pirates plait and around his face.’

 

Here are the rhymes for the other sounds if your child is confident writing the sounds ‘m’, ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘t’, ‘d’, ‘i’, ‘n’ and ‘p’.

Continue to use the Hairy Letters app and Alphablocks to help your child with sounds/ letters.

 

Continue to read with your child and talk about what the children can see, model to children how you read from left to right and top to bottom using your finger to scan the text when reading. Continue to talk about the structure of a story: beginning, middle and ending. When you have read the story, can your child recall the story? Get your child to read the story from their recall of the story and by looking at the pictures and telling a story from them. Read a story but stop before the end and ask your child how they think the story will end. Here are ten top tips for reading to your child at home.

 

See if your child can recognise any of the advertising logos by clicking here. You could print them off and do a treasure hunt. See if your child can tell you what logo they have found. 

 

This week focus on ‘Tiddler’ story by Julia Donaldson. If you don’t have this story, there are videos on YouTube that you can access. Talk about why we must not lie and the consequences of lying like Tiddler the fish, where no one believed what he said even when he was telling the truth. Have a go at acting out the story! Ask the children questions after the story and see how much they an recall such as ‘What animals could you see in the story?’, ‘Where were they?’, ‘What happened to Tiddler?’ Etc.

 

Writing

Continue to use different mark making tools for your child to use when drawing. Model to them a picture you have drawn and talk about your picture and then ask your child what they have drawn.

 

Linking to this week’s story, draw/ paint different sea creatures from the story. You could do fork painting when painting fishes like the one below or you could use celery sticks to dip in paint to paint your fishes. What is you favourite sea creature? This could also be done on iPads or laptops using paint apps. You could even make your own rainbow rice tuff spot like the one below.

 

Children to continue practising writing their name.

 

Please model and guide children to use the tripod grip when drawing.

 

Maths:

Numbers:

Continue to count out different types of objects up to 10, e.g. shells. Ask your child to give you an amount of objects, e.g. Can I have 6 shells?

 

This week focus on the number 8 See if your child recognises the number 8. The rhyme to write the number 8 is ‘Make a ‘s’ then go straight home.’  If your child is confident writing the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 the other number rhymes are below for your child to practice. Can your child show you 8 fingers? Can they draw 8 lines/ circles etc.

 

Click here to print off the numbered sea creatures. Do a number hunt with the children and see if they can recognise the numbers. You could draw bubbles or use straw painting to create bubbles for each sea creature and match the number of bubbles to the number on the sea creature. You could even use these for role- play by using them as stick puppets.

 

Shape, Space and Measure:

Click here to print off the size ordering activity. Let your child cut around the sea creatures to help them with their cutting skills and get them to order 3 of the 5 sea creatures in size order and get them to use the language small, medium and big. If your child is confident ordering 3 sea creatures in size order, they can order 4 sea creatures then 5 sea creatures in size order.

 

Other activities:

Warstones’ Science Fair, see below for more details.

 

Print off these playdough mats and do the activities. Below is how to make your own playdough, if you do not have playdough at home.

 

Click here to print off the pencil control activities for your child to do.

 

Make a sand clay handprint and decorate around the handprint using shells and pebbles. You could even paint the handprint.

 

Make your own paper bowl jellyfish like the one below.

 

 

Continue to help your child with their cutting skills and fine motor skills (threading, tweezers, playdough).

 

Access Maths counting game:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Do the counting games up to 5 and if your child is confident, do the counting games up to 10.

 

There is an Early Years BBC Bitesize that you can access with activities to do at home with your child. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zks4kmn

 

Go through the online safety at home activities number 6, complete the activities and go through the reward chart with your child. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/early-years/

 

Please take photos and share what activities your child has done on Twitter and tweet @WarstonesN

 

 

Week commencing 8.6.2020

 

Literacy

Reading

Recap on the previous sounds, ‘m’, ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘t’, ‘d’ and ‘i’. This week’s sound is ‘n’. What things can you see indoors/ outdoors that begin with the sound ‘n’. Play I Spy with your child. The rhyme to help children write the ‘n’ sound is ‘Down Nobby and over his net’.

 

Continue to use the Hairy Letters app and Alphablocks to help your child with sounds/ letters.

 

Continue to read with your child and talk about what the children can see, model to children how you read from left to right and top to bottom using your finger to scan the text when reading. Continue to talk about the structure of a story: beginning, middle and ending. When you have read the story, can your child recall the story? Get your child to read the story from their recall of the story and by looking at the pictures and telling a story from them. Read a story but stop before the end and ask your child how they think the story will end. 

 

This week focus on ‘What the ladybird heard at the seaside’ story by Julia Donaldson. If you don’t have this story, there are videos on YouTube that you can access. See if your child can hear any rhyming words, e.g. ‘High and Sky, breeze and trees, be and sea.’ See if you can come up with any more rhyming words. Talk about why Hugh and Len were not very nice.  Have a go at acting out the story! Ask the children questions after the story to see how much they can recall such as ‘Who could you see in the story?’, ‘Where were they?’, ‘What were Hugh and Len trying to do?’ Etc.

 

Writing

Continue to use different mark making tools for your child to use when drawing. Model to them a picture you have drawn and talk about your picture and then ask your child what they have drawn.

 

Linking to this week’s story, you could draw or paint the sea, sea creatures (you could even paint or draw some hair for the sea creatures like the sea lion in the story), mermaids, ladybirds or your experience of being at the beach/ being in the sea. This could also be done on iPads or laptops using paint apps. You could use bubble wrap as a print to use when painting or you could paint on ice using water based paints. You could paint lady birds on pebbles like the one below which you can link to Maths (look at the Maths section).   

 

 

Children to continue practising writing their name.

 

Maths:

Numbers:

Continue to count out different types of objects up to 10, e.g. pebbles. Ask your child to give you an amount of objects, e.g. Can I have 5 pebbles?

 

This week focus on the number 7 See if your child recognises the number 7. The rhyme to write the number 7 is ‘Go to the right and slant on down.’  If your child is confident writing the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, the other number rhymes are below for your child to practice. Can your child show you 6 fingers? Can they draw 7 lines/ circles etc.

 

Click here and print off the ladybird and spots. Put some spots on the ladybird and ask your child how many spots does the ladybird have? You could ask your child to put an amount of spots on the ladybird or you could even play a game using a dice, where your child has to match the number on the dice to the spots on the ladybird. You could do this with the lady bird pebble painting or with playdough if you do not have a printer. You could even make comparisons of the ladybirds- more, less, same number of spots between two ladybirds.

 

Shape, Space and Measure:

Have a range of pebbles that your child has painted their ladybirds on- big, medium, small. Talk about the size of the pebbles- how many pebbles are big/ medium/ small.

 

Positional language- If you have painted a ladybird pebble or made your own mermaid (see other activities section), you could place them somewhere and ask your child where it is, e.g. on the chair, under the table etc.

 

Have a look at things indoors or outdoors that are the same shape as the spots on the ladybird (circles). Do this with other shapes- rectangles, squares and triangles.

 

Other activities:

Make your own whale using bottle tops or with buttons or beads. Make your own fish using bottle tops.

 

You could make your own fish using bottles.

 

Make your own paper plate ladybird.

 

Children can make their own mermaids like the ones below using dolly pegs.

 

Make your own under the sea sensory bottles.

 

Play some beach/ seaside music and ask your child what they can hear. Linking to this week's story, ask your child what they think the ladybird could hear.

 

Create a beach or a sea small world play like the ones below.

 

Continue to help your child with their cutting skills and fine motor skills (threading, tweezers, playdough).

 

Access Maths counting game:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Do the counting games up to 5 and if your child is confident, do the counting games up to 10.

 

There is an Early Years BBC Bitesize that you can access with activities to do at home with your child. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zks4kmn

 

Go through the online safety at home activities number 5, complete the activities and go through the reward chart with your child. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/early-years/

 

Please take photos and share what activities your child has done on Twitter and tweet @WarstonesN

 

Week commencing 1.6.2020

 

Literacy

Reading

Recap on the previous sounds, ‘m’, ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘t’ and ‘d’. This week’s sound is ‘i’. What things can you see indoors/ outdoors that begin with the sound ‘i’. Play I Spy with your child. The rhyme to help children write the ‘i’ sound is ‘Down the body and dot for the head’.

 

Continue to use the Hairy Letters app and Alphablocks to help your child with sounds/ letters.

 

Continue to read with your child and talk about what the children can see, model to children how you read from left to right and top to bottom using your finger to scan the text when reading. Continue to talk about the structure of a story: beginning, middle and ending. When you have read the story, can your child recall the story? Get your child to read the story from their recall of the story and by looking at the pictures and telling a story from them. Read a story but stop before the end and ask your child how they think the story will end. 

 

Click here and see if your child can recognise any of the advertising logos. You could print them off and do a treasure hunt. See if your child can tell you what logo they have found. 

 

This week focus on ‘Sharing a shell’ story by Julia Donaldson. If you don’t have this story, you can access the story on YouTube, such as this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KuSl9eXgpk You can access a range of books that is read suited for Early Years on this YouTube channel. Talk about the importance of sharing and others’ feelings and talk about that their wishes might not always be met. Have a go at acting out the story! Click on the words masks and stick puppets to print off which can help you act out the story. Ask the children questions after the story to see how much they can recall such as ‘What sea animals could you see in the story?’, ‘Where were they?’, ‘What happened to the shell?’ Etc.

 

Writing

Continue to use different mark making tools for your child to use when drawing. Model to them a picture you have drawn and talk about your picture and then ask your child what they have drawn.

 

Linking to this week’s story, draw or paint a picture of the beach or holiday you have been on. You might want to have a go at painting/ drawing Crab, Blob and Brush from the sharing shell story. This could also be done on iPads or laptops using paint apps.

 

Children to continue practising writing their name.

 

 

Please model and guide children to use the tripod grip when drawing.

 

 

Maths:

Numbers:

Continue to count out different types of objects up to 10, e.g. pebbles. Ask your child to give you an amount of objects, e.g. Can I have 3 pebbles?

 

Recap on the numbers 1 to 5. This week focus on the number 6 See if your child recognises the number 6. The rhyme to write the number 6 is ‘Come on down and make a curl.’  If your child is confident writing the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, the other number rhymes are below for your child to practice. Can your child show you 6 fingers? Can they draw 6 lines/ circles etc.

 

Making comparisons- have two groups of pebbles/ shells/ stones and ask your child which group has more or less. Get your child to use the language of more and less when making comparisons. See if your child can identify when both groups of pebbles/ shells/ stones are the same.

 

Click here and have a go at this sorting activity. Cut out the shells and sort them to the number that it represents.

 

Shape, Space and Measure:

Children to sort out shells or rocks or stones by their size. Children to talk about their size- big, medium and small.

 

Children to construct their own shell for Crab, Blob and Brush. Talk about the size and shapes of it.

 

Other activities:

Make your own paper plate shell. This activity is good for fine motor skills for threading through the holes.

 

Click here to print off some playdough mat activities linking to this week’s story.

 

Click here to print off some pencil control activities linking to this week’s story.

 

Click here to print off a matching game. Flip the cards over, take it in turns to choose a card, see if it matches any of the pictures on your mat. Whoever gets all the pictures on their mat, wins!

 

Create a beach small world play like the one below.

 

Please take photos and share what activities your child has done on Twitter and tweet @WarstonesN

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