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.
Nursery Activity Ideas for Home Learning
Nursery Activity Ideas
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.
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.