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Here are some home learning activities for your child to try at home if they are isolating but are otherwise well. If your child is unwell with coronavirus symptoms we would not expect them to be completing home learning activities but to focus on getting better. 

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Nursery Activity Ideas for Home Learning

Nursery Activity Ideas

Story Time

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.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm

 

 

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.

 

Shape Hunt

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?

 

Alphablocks

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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

 

 

Numberblocks

There are number songs available on the CBeebies website and a helpful guide for parents.

Number songs      https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/number-songs-from-numberblocks

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/playlist-numberblocks-songs

Parent Guide        https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

 

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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks?page=1

 

Nursery Rhymes

Sing along with Mr Tumble and join in with the Makaton signs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/playlist-something-special-nursery-rhymes

 

CBeebies Bedtime Stories

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories

 

Nursery Rhymes on CBeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/nursery-rhymes-playlist?collection=radio-top-picks

 

CBeebies Radio Podcasts

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

 

Traditional Stories

We have been enjoying listening to traditional stories in nursery this term. You can find many of these on YouTube.

 

eBooks

Visit the Oxford Owl for Home website.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

 

Action Songs

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.

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