Nursery Class

Welcome!

Class Teacher = Mrs Elliott

Early Years Practitioners = Mrs Crossley & Miss Bowden

Early Intervention Support & PPA Cover = Mrs Wilson

Home-Learning Activities

Please see this part of the page for regular updates on how you can support your child's learning at home. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me on: nursery@olv.bcwcat.co.uk. Many thanks, Mrs Elliott.

 

 

This week's home-learning!

Here are the activities for each day this week. These will also be uploaded to Early Essence. Please share your learning over there with us so we can see what fun activities you've been doing at home!

 

  1. Monday 6th July

    1. Big Talk - introduce ‘big talk’ activity and picture. Ask your child to look at picture, allow time for comments. What is that hanging from the tree? Wild bees make hives to store their honey and feed themselves. Talk about the dangers of bees, hives.
    2. The World - watch video about bees  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2jfMHWYTDk&t=13s

               Ask your child how they make honey and are very busy. Ask children if they like honey, what do you eat honey on or with?


    Tuesday 7th July

    1. Maths - play counting game on Topmarks website, count the objects and click on correct numeral - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting
    2. Physical - join in with Go Noodle dance, Twist and Shout - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fCxzcKOVR0

    Wednesday 8th July

    1. Story - Listen to the story The Very Greedy Bee read by Miss Peers on Early Essence. Talk about how he didn’t like to share at the beginning of the story and how he changed towards the end. Talk about the kind fireflies and ants helping the bee to get back home. What kind things do we do for our family and friends?
    2. Mark making - Can you draw a picture of when you were kind to someone or when someone was kind to you? Was it a friend at school or someone at home? What lovely thing did they do?

    Thursday 9th July

    1. Phonics - Demonstrate using the body to make different sounds (clap hands, stamp feet, click fingers) Ask your child to join in and make sounds with their body, body parts. Can you think of some other sounds your body can make? E.g. pat your hands on lap, rub palms together
    2. Technology -  Use a recording device e.g. a mobile phone, to record yourself making dinosaur noises. What does a big dinosaur sound like? Or a small dinosaur? How about a cross dinosaur? Or a sad dinosaur? Can you press the correct button to start and stop recording and play it back? 

    Friday 10th July

    1. Maths - Listen to and join in with number song on Youtube, use your fingers as you sing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNw1SSz18Gg
    2. Creative - Collect some twigs and leaves outside from the ground, use them to make a picture and stick them on paper or a box with glue.

Big talk picture 6.7.20 

 

 

 

Below are some lovely activities to help support your child to continue to learn and have fun at the same time!

 

 

 

 

 

Phonics Play (https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk)  is a great resource for supporting your child. Your child should be working within Phase 1. Please click this tab on the left hand side of the window and allow your child to explore the fun games! This is currently free to parents if you use the following log in details: 

username = march20 

password = home

 

 

Below are a selection of great phonic videos that will also support your child's learning and development.

Our Learning Achievements ...

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

A key area of learning in Nursery class is 'Personal, Social & Emotional Development'. This is where children will build up relationships with key adults in our Foundation Stage and build up friendships with their peers. 

We support children's PSED through ensuring we have a nurturing and caring classroom. We focus on settling children in during their first few weeks in Nursery, getting to know the routines and exploring the fun activities that we have to offer.

Children will begin to develop skills required to share and turn take with their friends.

Communication & Language

We encourage children to communicate with adults / children in a way which suits their individual needs. This may begin through gesture and build up to communication through language. 

Children will develop their language at different abilities. The adults in class will model how to use standard English when communicating and to extend their sentences by modelling how to use words such as 'and', 'because'. 

Children will begin to answer questions which will initially focus on: who, what, where, when. This may be in relation to an action, a story or a conversation.

Physical Development

Children will begin to develop their physical skills on a gross motor scale. This will refer to exploring climbing using our trim-trail and climbing equipment as well as exploring different ways of moving such as jumping, skipping, walking on stilts and riding a tricycle bike. 

We begin by encouraging children to mark-make on a gross motor skill to develop their shoulder and elbow pivot movements. We can also support this through dancing. This will then prepare children to write on a small scale. 

You could help your child with this at home by drawing circular and line motions using chalk on the ground.