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Week 10  Activities 2.6.20

Hi Everyone,

Here are the activites for week 10 for children who are remaining at home. Have fun and please remember to send me in pictures or upload them onto the EExAT.

Miss Fransch

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Please click on the link above to view the latest home learning newsletter from Mrs Beard.


I have added a list of useful websites for EYFS children at the very bottom of this page.


Week 9 Activities

Hi Everyone,

This week we are focusing on numbers and counting. Please take a look at the knowledge organiser below and select one activity. Send in a picture of any work that your child has produced to the email address nursery@castle.emat.uk 

Please remember to encourage your child to wash their hands carefully so that when they come back to Nursery they will be able to do this with some independence. 

Maths knowledge organiser

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Week 8 Activities

Hi Everyone,

I hope that you have enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend. We do not have any information yet about the opening of the Nursery. Please keep an eye of the Government guidance and the school website. The activities for week 8 can be found lower down. I hope that you are all keeping well and enjoying the activities that we have been providing. I look forward to seeing all of the wonderful work that you have been producing. Don't forget to send your pictures via email or on the EExAT nursery@castle.emat.uk


Week 7 Activities

Hi Everyone,

The week 7 activities can be found at the bottom of this page. Thank you for sending me so many wonderful emails this week of all the work that you are doing at home. Many families have been asking when we are going to be returning to school but we do not know at this point as we continue to follow the guidlines that we have been given. I hope that you and your family are keeping well.

Miss Fransch

Please send evidence of any work done at home to nursery@castle.emat.uk or upload it to the EExAT

Week 6 Activities

Hi everyone,

Thank you for all of the wonderful work that you have been sending in. The week 6 activities can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of this page. Please remember to send me a picture of one of the activities that you have completed this week either via the EExAT or to the email address nursery@castle.emat.uk

Miss Fransch


Week 5 Activities

Dear All,

I hope that you are keeping safe and well as we enter into week 5 of the lockdown. By now you should have received confirmation of which school your child will be starting in September. I hope that you were successful in securing your first choice place.

For useful infomration about starting primiary school in September, please see the BBC Bitesize site. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrynnrd

You can find a written version of the week 5 activities by scrolling down. Please email me at nursery@castle.emat.uk to let me see what wonderful work you have been up to this week. You can send story requests to this address and we will add it to the collection below. Alternatively please continue to upload work onto the EExAT using the instructions from your pack.

Miss Fransch

 

Week 4 Activities

Dear All

I hope that you are enjoying the sunshine and keeping well. Please encourage your children to complete the week 4 activities. When you have finished please send an email to nursery@castle.emat.uk I look forward to hearing about all of the good work that the children have been doing at home. Please remember to add your child's name to the email so that I know who completed the work. A written description of these activities can be found by scrolling down. Please also enjoy the new stories that have been added this week.

Miss Fransch


Happy Easter

 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/shredded-wheat-nests Please click this link for a tasty Easter nest cakes recipe.

Shreddedwheatnests

Hi everyone,

Welcome to week 3 of home learning. This weeks special task is to share the story 'Brown Bear Brown Bear What do You See?' with your child at home and let us know what your child thought of the story. Please send your message to enquires@castle.emat.uk the school office for the attention of Miss Fransch. You can find the story and all of the other week three activities below by scrolling down. 

Enjoy the week

Miss Fransch

Online Safety

Whilst we are all at home and using the internet a lot more often online safety is something that all families are thinking about lots! Here are some activities for you to do together as a family to talk about staying safe online. They will be updated every 2 weeks so that we can keep online safety in the forefront of all of our minds!

Week beginning 7th April: Activity 1 Activity 2 Activity 3 Activity 4 Activity 5 Activity 6

 

Here are a few more stories that we have uploaded for you to enjoy at home.

https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/ Please click this link to view the Coronavirus book.Coronavirus - A Book for Children

I am a Bunny by Ole Risom

Happy Birthday Sam by Pat Hutchins

Mr Wolf's Pancakes by Jan Fearnley

A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson

Oh No George by Chris Haughton

The Train Ride by June Crebbin with illustrations by Stephen Lambert

Grumpy Cat by Britta Teckentrup

We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Mr Big by Ed Vere

Max The Brave by Ed Vere read by Miss Murden

The Owl Babies by Martin Waddell with illustrations by Patrick Benson read by Miss Fransch

Where's My Teddy by Jez Alborough read by Miss Murden

 

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

 

Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You SeeBy Bill Martin, Jr. with pictures by Eric Carle

Mama's Perfect Present by Dianne Goode

 

Resources to help you

Contained in your pack you will find a number line, a name card to practice copying, a shape mat and a sheet showing ‘People Who Help Us’.

 

No Cream of Tarta Play Dough Recipe

 

  1. 1 cup of flour.
  2. ¼ cup of salt.
  3. ¾ cup of water
  4. 3 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  5. 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  6. Food colouring.
  7. Any seasonings or scents you would like.

 

Mix ingredients together. Stir continuously over a medium heat until the dough starts to come away from the sides of the saucepan. Store in an air tight container.

 

This recipe is taken from https://funlearningforkids.com

 

Week 1

Allow your child to practice dressing and undressing themselves. Provide help where needed but encourage as much independence as possible.

Share a story book together. Encourage your child to turn the pages carefully one at a time and talk about the pictures and the words.

Encourage your child to write their own shopping list as you model writing yours. Praise their attempts at mark making.

Go on a shape hunt around your home looking for circles, triangles, squares and rectangles. For example, you may find that your clock face is a circle; your television is a rectangle and so on.

If you are able to go outdoors, see if you can find any spring flowers. What other signs of spring can be seen? If you are unable to go outside then what can you see from a window? Draw a picture together.

Put some washing up liquid in a bowl and allow your child to stir it up to create bubbles. If you have any straws, encourage them to blow and watch all of the bubbles form.

Make some flower pictures together.

 

Don’t forget to upload pictures of the learning onto the EExAT

 

Week 2

Talk about the rules that you have at home together. Perhaps introduce a reward system such as putting a button in a jar each time your child does something good that you can reward. The Nursery children love to get rewards such as stickers or a kind word for doing things well.

Talk about when there is one of something or when there is more than one of that thing. For example one cat, two cats, one dog, two dogs.

Encourage your child to help with the preparation of food this week such as making a healthy fruit salad together.

Share a book together and encourage your child to draw a picture of what happened in the story.

Use the special measure words ‘full’ and ‘empty’ when filling cups, the bath etc.

See the source imageCut the tops off some carrots. Place them onto a plate filled with a little water and see if you can get some leaves to grow. I’d love to see a photo of these once they have grown. Putting them in a sunny place helps this process. You can also do this will other root vegetables such as turnips, beetroot and so on. Y

Image result for pinterest eyfs plantsIf you have some red and white paint then have a go at making a spring blossom picture. See if you can spot some spring blossom outside. This example was made by printing the blossom with the bottom of a fizzy drink bottle. Talk about what happens when you mix red and white.

 

 

Week 3

Give your child some small tasks to carry out this week such as helping to sort the socks into pairs.

Teach your child a nursery rhyme in your home language. If there are actions to the rhyme then please feel free to make a video to upload onto the EExAT, I’d love to see it. There are lots of great nursery rhymes on the CBeebies site https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-songs-index/zhwdgwx

Use the words ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’ as you talk together about food this week. Encourage your child to make healthy choices. You could sort the food from your cupboard into a healthy and unhealthy group together.

Encourage your child to make a card to post to a family member. Encourage them to mark make their writing and praise their efforts. Remember that they don’t need to be forming letters at this point in time but if they can write some letters of their name then that would be great. If they can make circular marks or straight lines then that is great too.

This week use lots of positional language with your child. This includes words such as on, under, in, behind. You could play a guessing game where you hid a toy and give clues using these special words.

If you are baking this week, talk about how the scales work and how the clock tells you how long it’s been cooking for.

Enjoy playing with favourite toys together. Spend some time sitting with your child and encouraging them to use their imagination in their play.

 

 

 

Week 4

Look at some photos of your family together. Talk about who is in your family and why they are special. If they live far away then talk about what their country is like.

Listen to the BBC School Radio programme Wiggle Waggle. This week is ‘Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush. Carry out the actions together. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p02frgjw

Count items together such as how many pants are in the draw, how many socks and so on.

Talk about the work that vets do. At the start of this letter is a link to Espresso with a user name and password provided. If you go into Espresso and search vets, it will give you lots of activities and videos to watch.

See the source imageIt will be Queen Elizabeth II birthday on April 21 and she will be 94 years old. Talk about the Queen and help your child to find out more about her by looking online together. Encourage your child to draw or paint a picture of the Queen or write her a birthday card. You can send it to Buckingham Palace. The address is Her Majesty The Queen, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA. The Queen is shown almost all of her correspondence on a daily basis by one of her Private Secretaries, and she takes a keen interest in the letters she receives. 

Remember to enjoy books together. Please look at the Oxford Owl website where you can find lots of eBooks appropriate for Nursery children to share together.

 

 

Week 5

Talk together about friends. Ask your child who their nursery friends are and encourage them to draw a picture of their friends.

Look at some pictures of wild animals together online talk about the animals, what they are called, where they live, what they eat and so on. There is a section on Espresso with videos and activities related to this.

Listen to the BBC School Radio programme Wiggle Waggle. This week is ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’. Carry out the actions together. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-wiggle-waggle-if-youre-happy-and-you-know-it/zj7wcqt

Practice counting as you walk up steps. Encourage your child to count how many times they can jump or how many times they can kick a ball and so on. I would love all of the children to count to 10 and be able to count the actions also.

As you sort your rubbish this week talk with your child about what can and can’t be recycled. Talk about how we need to care for the planet and where the rubbish goes. You can find more information and videos on Espresso about this.

If you have any paints or chalks talk about how the colours can be mixed to make new colours.

 

 

Week 6

This week we are thinking about the work that the fire brigade does. Talk about fire safety and how we never play with matches, iron or the cooker. Show your smoke alarms to your child and talk about what to do if they hear the smoke alarm.

Listen to the BBC School programme Lets Move. This week is ‘People Who Help Us’. Carry out the actions together. http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/pdfs/letsmove_summer_2010.pdf

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g6v9t

Have a go at some counting games online. Can your child find the total by counting all of the objects? Ask them what one more / less would be. If you Goole Topmarks Maths for 3-5 year olds you will find some great counting games. You do not need a login for this. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Use some empty packets and lids to construct a fire engine together. I would love to see pictures of these so don’t forget to post them onto the EExAT.

Don’t forget to enjoy stories, books and rhymes together. Talk about caring for the books carefully, turning the pages one at a time. Model being a reader by moving your finger under the words as you read to your child. Encourage them to talk about the pictures and what they think will happen next, how the characters are feeling etc.

Week 7

This week we are thinking about the work that the police do. Talk with your child about how the police can help them if they are lost. Talk about stranger danger and keeping safe. Encourage your child to act in role as a police officer and talk about the jobs that they might do.

Listen to the BBC School programme Lets Move. This week is ‘People Who Help Us –friends, bus drivers, hospital workers, firefighters, traffic poice’. Carry out the actions together. http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/pdfs/letsmove_summer_2010.pdf

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g6v9v

Have a go at some counting games online. Please see the links to maths games below.

Talk about the importance of washing our hands really carefully. Demonstrate how to do this and encourage your child to do this each time the visit the toilet or before they eat.

Don’t forget to enjoy stories, books and rhymes together. Talk about caring for the books carefully, turning the pages one at a time. Model being a reader by moving your finger under the words as you read to your child. Encourage them to talk about the pictures and what they think will happen next, how the characters are feeling etc.

 

Week 8

Talk about the work that doctors and nurses do. Encourage your child to make a picture or model related to the work of the NHS such as an ambulance or to act in role as a doctor or nurse. You may wish to watch an episode of Get Well Soon on CBeebies if you have a TV licence, this can be found here https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08bmd70/get-well-soon-coronavirus

Encourage children to have a go at writing their name. Remember to use a capital letter at the start followed by lower case letters for example: Mark not MARK.

Please watch one episode of Time for School each day. Each episode lasts for just  5 minutes. This link is for all episodes and you will need to stop it at the end of each 5 minute episode. I hope that watching these clips will help your child to remember and talk about Nursery and also talk about getting ready for Reception in September. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNCzejOfjME

In our number work we are thinking about sharing fairly. Encourage your child to share objects out such as grapes, pasta and so on. They could share these between a group of toys. This is a link to an online sharing activity that you could also try together. https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/dogs/

Our Wiggle Waggle movement activity this week is The Grand Old Duke of York. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p02frhds

We would love to see any pictures of outdoor exercise that children have been enjoying.

 

Hi everyone,

I will be uploading a story each day for you to enjoy at home. The first story is Not Now, Bernard by David McKee.

From Miss Fransch

Useful online educational resources to help EYFS children to learn at home.

Audible

Website: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Description: all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.

Registration: not required


BookTrust

Website: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

Registration: not required


Classroom Secrets

Website: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing.

Registration: not required


Love Reading 4 Kids

Website: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Registration: not required


Purple Mash

Website: https://2simple.com/purple-mash/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: free during the school closure period. Each week, a selection of daily activities is produced on different subjects, including comprehension and grammar.

Registration: is required (password can be obtained from the packs that were sent out)


Storytime with Nick

Website: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: available from Monday 20 April. Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer.

Registration: not required


The Children’s Poetry Archive

Website: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.

Registration: not required


Mathematics Mastery

Website: https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

Key stages: early years foundation stage, key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.

Registration: not required


Nrich

Website: https://nrich.maths.org/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range.

Registration: not required


Numberblocks

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

Key stages: early years foundation stage and key stage 1

Description: videos for numeracy development designed for children aged 0 to 6. There are fun activities that can be applied to everyday life and play.

Registration: not required


Top Marks

Website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

Key stages: early years foundation stage, key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: a range of interactive maths games categorised by age group.

Registration: not required


White Rose Maths (home learning)

Website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: presentations and downloadable workbooks which are easy to use for parents. New material is being released each week.

Registration: not required


Boogie Beebies

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc

Key stages: early years foundation stage

Description: videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters.

Registration: not required


Disney 10 Minute Shakeups

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: 10-minute activities based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.

Registration: not required

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