Please use our year group email address firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
Home Learning ideas:
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 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.
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.
Joe Wicks the body coach is offering PE on YouTube Monday to Friday live at 9am #PEwithJOE.
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'.
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
(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.