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Please use our year group email address eyfs@cherrytree-pri.essex.sch.uk to stay in touch with me. I will be monitoring this address and I am now able to respond to parent emails. Show me what you have been up to and I will try to assist you as much as I can with ideas or advice.


Please see home learning ideas below. These will be added to regularly, so please check back at least once a week.
Please do not feel pressured to do it all - they are just ideas. I try to suggest ideas that are free and practical, where possible. At this age we do not expect children to be doing worksheet activities just lots of practical, fun, reading, counting and talking/questioning.

Home learning Update 3 - 30.3.2020
A free online book to explain Coronavirus and social distancing/self-isolating in a child friendly way.

Piperpotamus learns about Coronavirus by Annis Watts.

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/media/universityofexeter/medicalschool/documents/Piperpotamus_learns_about_Coronavirus.pdf


Getting ready for school

On a sunny day, support your child to develop their pencil grip whilst having fun drawing round the shadows created by their chosen toys.

An idea for a sunny day - work on their pencil grip whilst having fun drawing around shadows.

Exploring wildlife at home

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Home learning update 2:

More PE ideas: Andy's Wild Workouts. These videos are thought to be more age-appropriate for Nursery children. Please check them out at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p06tmmvz/andys-wild-workouts

PE for younger children

 

 

Home Learning ideas:  

  • Read your favourite books.
  • Make up your own story and act it out to a sibling or parent.
  • Play a board game or 'Pairs' with a family member.
  • Look out of the window and describe the weather. Create a picture of what you can see.
  • Look for changes in the plants and trees outside the window and describe the changes.
  • Put ice in pots and time how long it takes to melt in different rooms in your home. Which are the warmest and coldest rooms?
  • Count some of your toys. How many do you have?
  • Share your toys with a sibling or family member. Who has more toys and who has less? Or do you have the same amount?
  • Practise using scissors by cutting around shapes drawn on paper.
  • Can you find different shapes around the home? (Focus on square, triangle, circle and rectangle)
  • Make instruments from empty plastic pots, elastic bands and dried rice. What else could you use?
  • Can you separate a group of 3 or 4 objects in different ways and recognise that the total has not changed?
  • Build dens – use chairs and sheets to build a den. What else could you use? What could you do in the den? i.e. read, eat lunch, play games such as 'Whispers'.
  • Have you got any creative resources you could get out? Perhaps make Easter cards, or just look on Pinterest for endless craft ideas.
  • If you can, go for a walk or even to the woods such as Langdon Hills Nature Reserve.
  • Lift up pots in the garden, if you have one. Can you find any insects hiding beneath the pots? What are they? Can you reseach them online?

 

Online activities

 

Reading:

Audible is Amazon's website/app for audio books.They are offering this free for children’s books whilst schools are mostly closed. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?utm_campaign=audible+stories+free+children%27s+audiobooks&utm_medium=&utm_source=linktree

Oxford Owl is an amazing site. You need to sign up to access the website but it is completely free to do, and gives access to a lot of the books on the site.  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/


Phonics:

Phonics Play also has some free games on it, please select 'Phase 1' for Nursery children. Encourage your child to describe the sounds they can hear on ‘Sound Starters’ and identify or describe the animal sounds on ‘Welcome to the Zoo’. www.phonicsplay.co.uk

They have released login details for full access. Username: march20 Password: home.

 

Maths:

There are a range of maths games on this website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk

Some of the games the children have already played on the board in class, such as counting the gingerbread man’s buttons and finding the matching number. Please select 'EYFS' when entering and bare in mind some of the games are appropriate for nursery and some will be harder and more aimed at Reception children.

 

PE/Physical activity:

Joe Wicks the body coach is offering PE on YouTube Monday to Friday live at 9am #PEwithJOE.

YouTube:

Dancing videos – search for learning station.

Hand muscles exercises – search for 'Dough Gym' (see below for playdough recipe if needed).

Yoga for young children – search 'Cosmic Yoga'.

 

Playdough recipe

You will need:

1 cup of salt

2 cups of plain of flour

2 tablespoons of cream of tartar

2 tablespoons of cooking oil

2 cups of boiling water

Food colouring

Large bowl

(Any cup can be used but it has to be the same one throughout the recipe).

 

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.

 

If you keep the dough in a plastic bag or an airtight container, it will last about six weeks.

 

 

 

Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving.

Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 1
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 2
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 3
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 4
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 5
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 6
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 7
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 8
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 9
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 10
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 11
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 12
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 13
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 14
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 15
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 16
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 17
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 18
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 19
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 20
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 21
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 22
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 23
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 24
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 25
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 26
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 27
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 28
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 29
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 30
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 31
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 32
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 33
Day 9: We held the chicks. The children all held or stroked the chicks. All 10 hatched and are thriving. 34

Day 8: The chicks have grown over the weekend and enjoyed their trip home with Miss Alex from Reception.

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Day 3: We were all surprised to find 9 of the 10 chicks hatched over night usually it is more gradual!

Day 3: We were all surprised to find 9 of the 10 chicks hatched over night usually it is more gradual!  1
Day 3: We were all surprised to find 9 of the 10 chicks hatched over night usually it is more gradual!  2
Day 3: We were all surprised to find 9 of the 10 chicks hatched over night usually it is more gradual!  3
Day 3: We were all surprised to find 9 of the 10 chicks hatched over night usually it is more gradual!  4
Day 3: We were all surprised to find 9 of the 10 chicks hatched over night usually it is more gradual!  5

Day 1: The chicks arrived Monday evening ready for the children to see on Tuesday. 9.03.2020

Day 1: The chicks arrived Monday evening ready for the children to see on Tuesday. 9.03.2020 1
Day 1: The chicks arrived Monday evening ready for the children to see on Tuesday. 9.03.2020 2

Exploring shape and number everywhere this week

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Goldilocks week: Role-play, painting, constructing and exploring

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A successful school trip to the library

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Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag

Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 1
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 2
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 3
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 4
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 5
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 6
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 7
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 8
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 9
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 10
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 11
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 12
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 13
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 14
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 15
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 16
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 17
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 18
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 19
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 20
Geography Day - exploring where Basildon is in the world, places our families are from and creating the English flag 21

Marking making and writing everywhere!

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World Religion Day - Investigating heroes with Charlotte, Violet and Scout

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The Three Little Pigs

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Exploring the decorations around school - the excitement is building

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First day back - We welcomed our children from last year back to nursery. All the children settled straight into their nursery routine.

First day back - We welcomed our children from last year back to nursery. All the children settled straight into their nursery routine. 1
First day back - We welcomed our children from last year back to nursery. All the children settled straight into their nursery routine. 2
First day back - We welcomed our children from last year back to nursery. All the children settled straight into their nursery routine. 3
First day back - We welcomed our children from last year back to nursery. All the children settled straight into their nursery routine. 4
First day back - We welcomed our children from last year back to nursery. All the children settled straight into their nursery routine. 5
First day back - We welcomed our children from last year back to nursery. All the children settled straight into their nursery routine. 6
First day back - We welcomed our children from last year back to nursery. All the children settled straight into their nursery routine. 7
First day back - We welcomed our children from last year back to nursery. All the children settled straight into their nursery routine. 8
First day back - We welcomed our children from last year back to nursery. All the children settled straight into their nursery routine. 9
First day back - We welcomed our children from last year back to nursery. All the children settled straight into their nursery routine. 10
First day back - We welcomed our children from last year back to nursery. All the children settled straight into their nursery routine. 11
First day back - We welcomed our children from last year back to nursery. All the children settled straight into their nursery routine. 12
First day back - We welcomed our children from last year back to nursery. All the children settled straight into their nursery routine. 13
First day back - We welcomed our children from last year back to nursery. All the children settled straight into their nursery routine. 14
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