Nursery Home Learning Activities
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Stories and Action Songs
Share stories together, encouraging your child to join in with repeated words and phrases. Ask them questions about what has happened in the story so far and what they think might happen next. Your child may enjoy retelling the story themselves once they are familiar with it, using the pictures to help them sequence story events.
Writing and Drawing
Draw pictures together and talking about what you have both included in your picture. Encourage your child to draw pictures of favourite story characters and story events. It can be a way of recording something you have done together.
Help your child to learn to write their name from memory.
- Help your child learn to write the first letter of their name independently.
- Help your child copy all the letter shapes in their name.
- Can your child make their name using magnet letters or homemade letter cards.
- Play ‘Look and write’ with your child. Model how to write your child’s name, look at the letters together then cover the name. How many letters can your child remember?
- Challenge your child to write as much of their name from memory as they can.
Letters and Sounds
The Phonics Play website has some free games and activities you can play together. It also has information for parents that you may find helpful.
Try the pre-school activity ideas.
Build a Den
Work together to build a den indoors using bed sheets or duvet covers. Take pillows and cushions into the den to make a cosy family space.
Hunt for Mini-beasts
Explore the garden looking for mini-beasts. Your child could take photos using a phone or tablet. Draw a picture of your favourite mini-beast.
Go for a 2D shape hunt around your house and in your garden. Can your child name the 2D shapes they can see? Can they recognise a circle, triangle, square, rectangle and hexagon?
The red and orange stage programmes focus on letter sounds and names. They will include blending sounds to make words. Practising saying the sounds that are included in the programme. Look for objects at home that begin with the focus sound for each programme. There is a useful guide for parents.
There are number songs available on the CBeebies website and a helpful guide for parents.
BBC iPlayer has the Series One and Series Two programmes available. They can also be found on YouTube.
Series One introduces the numbers from 1-5.
Series Two introduces the numbers from 6-10.
Sing along with Mr Tumble and join in with the Makaton signs.
CBeebies Bedtime Stories
Nursery Rhymes on CBeebies Radio
CBeebies Radio Podcasts
We have been enjoying listening to traditional stories in nursery this term. You can find many of these on YouTube.
Visit the Oxford Owl for Home website.
Move and Freeze https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=388Q44ReOWE
Robot Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpLULy-gjyc
There was a crocodile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkanoEmIcHM
There are many similar action songs available on YouTube. We recommend you pre-watch YouTube clips to check suitability.
Free activities from Twinkl for Nursery children.
Woodland Trust free activities
The Forestry Commission: Activities to do with the kids
Welcome to Haughmond Class
We are a Nursery class of 3 and 4 year olds, taught by Miss Dyer, Hayley Preston and Helen Welsby.
We would like to welcome all our new children and their families to Haughmond class. We are looking forward to working with you.
If you wish to apply for a place at nursery please complete the form here and return it to our main reception area. Alternatively, call 01743282360 to ask for further details or to arrange a visit.
Our Top Ten Books
Spring Term 2020
Our whole school topic this term is ‘World Kitchen’. In Nursery our focus will be ‘Food Glorious Food’ and we will use stories as the starting point for short blocks of work. We will create a booklet of recipes and activities linked to our focus stories and we will send these home to each family at the end of the spring term.
We will also learn about seasonal changes and different cultural celebrations that take place during the Spring term.
We provide lots of opportunities for role play in nursery, with a Home Corner in the classroom and a number of role play boxes, e.g. doctors, hairdressers, vets, shopping. Outside we have a den/construction resources, a mud kitchen and a pirate ship.
Our focus stories this term are;
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears
- The Gingerbread Man
- The Little Red Hen
- The Runaway Pancake
We will use non-fiction books to learn about Winter, Chinese New Year, Spring and Easter.
We will be learning nursery rhymes with a food theme ready for our Rhyme Time concert for parents.
Visit the library to borrow some of the books we will read in Nursery. Can you find any information books about food, Winter, Chinese New Year, Spring or Easter?
Over the school year we aim for children to become very familiar with between 6 - 10 stories We will read them frequently and encourage the children to join in.
In Mathematics we will be learning to;
- recite numbers in order
- count small sets of objects
- begin to recognise numerals
- use number rhymes to recognise adding one more or taking one away
- understand and use positional language
- matching, naming and talking about 2D shapes
- use the language of measurement, e.g. long, short
We would like to celebrate your child’s achievements at home and for you to share your proud moments with us.
Please collect a yellow star and write on it what your child has achieved, and the date. We welcome photographs or certificates to display in the cloakroom area, alongside the achievement stars.
Key dates for Spring Term 2020
08.01.20 New Year lunch
24.01.20 Chinese New Year lunch
13.02.20 Parent’s Evening
14.02.20 Non-uniform day
17.02.20 Half term
27.02.20 Rhyme Time Concert (2pm)
05.03.20 World Book Day
02.04.20 Easter lunch
03.04.20 Non-uniform day