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Nursery - Seahorses

Welcome to the website. Here is your home-learning for this week. 

 

Have fun, stay safe and please remember that we are always

BETTER TOGETHER

 

For families who are struggling or who need help and support:
Essex Child and Family Well-being service covers 0-19 year olds.
They are still working Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 03002470015 

 

 

A general note on home-learning

 

These are very uncertain and challenging times for all. The weekly plans are here to help support home learning, but please do as much or as little as you feel is right for your child and your family.

 

Children are used to learning in fun and practical ways. They are going to miss their friends and may find that the change in routine takes a while to get used to. Home learning does not have to take place at a table with a pen and paper. Many of the things you already do at home (e.g. reading to your child, playing board games) are the types of activities that we would be doing here at nursery too.

 

Whatever you do, make it fun. Choose a time that suits your child and praise them for their efforts. If you can upload the home learning to Tapestry, you will be able to share our comments with the children and they will understand that we are still here and that we still care about them.

 

You can, of course, continue to upload any experiences and achievements unrelated to the home learning set for the week. We always love to see what the children have been up to and, bearing in mind that we won’t be seeing most of them in person, this is especially important now.

 

If you have not yet activated your Tapestry account, please email me on

 

kerry.holmes@brightlingsea.essex.sch.uk and I will send you a re-activation email.

 

Many thanks,

Kerry Holmes

 

 

Weekly Home Learning for Seahorse and Starfish children

Week Beginning: 01.06.20

This week we will be sharing the book “A Friend for Little Bear.” It’s a lovely story about a bear who learns that people are more important than things and I know that lots of you have been missing your friends and family at this time.

Don’t forget to add your home learning to Tapestry if you can. We can continue to update your Learning Journey and build up a great picture of how well you are doing.

Stay safe everybody!

Area of learning

Learning Objective

Suggested Activities

Personal, Social and Emotional

Demonstrate friendly behaviour, initiating conversations and form good relationships with peers and familiar adults

Think about something nice you could do for a friend to make them smile. Could you draw them a picture and post it through their door? Or maybe write a postcard or letter and send it?

Communication, Language and Literacy

Begin to understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions.

See if you are able to answer these questions about the story – they are designed to really make you think this week!

How do you think Bear got to the island in the first place?

Why did the island get too full up?

Why do we need our friends?

How do our friends make us feel?

Why mustn’t we really throw things into the sea?

Physical Development

Hold pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and use it with good control

 

See PSE – make sure you try hard to hold your pens or pencils in a tripod grip as you mark-make, draw or write. See how neatly you can write your name so that the person receiving your lovely work will know who it’s from.

Literacy

Know that print carries meaning and, in English, is read from left to right and top to bottom

As you look at this week’s story and any other books that you are sharing at home, see if you can show your grown ups where on the page they need to start to read. Tell them every time they turn the page, this is a really good habit to get into as you will soon be reading your own books and you want them to make sense!

Mathematics

Realise not only objects, but anything can be counted, including steps, claps or jumps

 

For your exercise this week, can you do:

6 star jumps

9 low claps

4 hops

7 nose taps

1 leap

3 high claps

 

Try doing them quickly and slowly, making sure you count accurately each time.

Can you think of some new exercises of your own?

The World

Know some of the things that make them unique, and talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to friends or family

Think about the good things that you do for other people and what is special about you. Who do you think is missing you? How do you think they feel? Why do they miss you?

Expressive Arts and Design

Capture experiences and responses with a range of media

Can you make an island? You could try it in a sand tray, with dough or using paper and pens. You might have ideas of your own....

Phonics

This week’s focus is the letter ‘m’

What is the letter called when it appears in the alphabet? (it’s name) What sound does it make?

Sing the ‘Alphabet Song’ and see if you can stop at the letter ‘m’

How many things can you think of that begin with m? Do any of your friends or family begin with m?

Here are some words beginning with ‘m’ - ask an adult to read them for you and you clap out the syllables for them...

Monday, moon, mop, map, mystery, monkey, mum

Which word has the most syllables? How many syllables did it have?

Ask an adult to say these sounds for you – can you blend them to make a word which has the ‘m’ sound in?

m-a-p     m-i-x    m-a-n     m-o-p   

m-a-d     m-i-ss    m-i-n-t

Several children are able to read cvc words independently now. If this is you, have a go at reading the words below by saying the sounds and blending them together.

map

mid

mix

met

man

mop

Challenge

Can you write the letter m? Start at the top, go down, back up and over, back up and over again - and flick!

 

Seahorse Weekly Plans - Week Beginning: 18 May 2020

This is our last week of a Springtime focus. This week we are looking a story called “Wake Up, Bear” which is written by Lynley Dodd. There is a version on line (by Ms. Fierro) but I have also recorded the story for you on Tapestry.

Don’t forget to add your home learning to Tapestry if you can. We can continue to update your Learning Journey and build up a great picture of how well you are doing.

Stay safe everybody!

Area of learning

Learning Objective

Suggested Activities

Personal, Social and Emotional

Usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.

This is a strange time for everybody and lots of families are having good days and bad days. Don’t forget to talk to each other or about how you are feeling because sharing a problem usually makes it a bit more manageable. (This goes for parents/carers too!)

Communication, Language and Literacy

Begin to understand and answer questions

See if you can answer these questions about the story once you are familiar with it....

How did the elephant try to wake the bear up?

Which animal had a scary roar?

Which of the animals had feathers?

Which animal had no legs?

Why did the bear wake up when he heard the bee buzz?

Physical Development

Become more independent with dressing/undressing

Lots of you will be starting school soon and that means doing P.E lessons! It’s really important to practise managing your own clothes so, while you have more time in the mornings, make sure you are trying to get dressed on your own and only asking for help if you really need it.

Literacy

Ascribe meanings to marks that they see in different places

 

This week’s letter is the letter ‘n’

Your challenge is to look around your house on packaging, magazines, newspapers, books etc and see how many letter n’s you can find.

Mathematics

Sometimes match numeral and quantity correctly

 

Make some number flashcards of numbers that you are able to recognise and see if you can count out the right number of objects to match. You could use Lego pieces, spoons, cuddly toys, pens, crayons etc.

The World

Use computer hardware to interact with age-appropriate software

Access the Phonics Play website via Google and log in using the following

Username: march20 Password: home

Play “Welcome to the Zoo.” You can meet the animals first and then play the guessing game.

Expressive Arts and Design

Realise tools can be used for a purpose

 

The animals in the story made lots of noise to try and wake the bear up. Your task is to make a musical instrument. For example, you could make a shaker using yogurt pots and rice/pasta. Or you could come up with your ideas......Think about the resources you will need – you may well need tools such as scissors, glue sticks or tape dispensers so ask an adult to help if needed.

Phonics

This week’s focus is the letter ‘n’

What is the letter called when it appears in the alphabet? (it’s name) What sound does it make?

Sing the ‘Alphabet Song’ and see if you can stop at the letter ‘n’

How many things can you think of that begin with n? Do any of your friends or family begin with n?

Here are some words beginning with ‘n’ - ask an adult to read them for you and you clap out the syllables for them... 

necklace, newt, nice, no, napkin, nose, newspaper

Which word has the most syllables? How many syllables did it have?

Ask an adult to say these sounds for you – can you blend them to make a word which has the ‘n’ sound in?

p-i-n     n-i-p    b-i-n     n-o-t   

f-i-n   n-e-t   n-u-t    n-e-s-t

Several children are able to read cvc words independently now. If this is you, have a go at reading the words below by saying the sounds and blending them together.

nib

pen

net

ten

not

bin

Challenge – can you write the letter n? Start at the top, go down, back up, over and flick.

 

Weekly Home Learning for Seahorse children

Week Beginning: 11.05.20

It was wonderful to see some of your lovely VE Day celebrations last week, thank you to everyone who uploaded to Tapestry. This week we will be looking at a story called ‘Snail Trail’ which was written by Ruth Brown. There is an on-line version by the Phonics Fairy which you can watch (she’s a bit more glamorous than Mrs Holmes!!)

Don’t forget to add your home learning to Tapestry if you can. We can continue to update your Learning Journey and build up a great picture of how well you are doing.

Stay safe everybody!

Area of learning

Learning Objective

Suggested Activities

Personal, Social and Emotional

Usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.

Wow – you are all doing this already! The current situation has led to enormous changes in routine and you are all doing tremendously well. We miss you very much but are so happy to know that you are safe at home.

Communication, Language and Literacy

Use intonation, rhythm and phrasing to make meaning clear to others

 

See if you can retell the story once you are familiar with it – we’d love to see a video...

Physical Development

Copy some letters e.g. letters from their name

Keep practising writing your name. If it’s a bit challenging, start by practising just the first letter and building up from there. If you can write your name already, make sure you are forming your letters correctly (remember that no letters start at the bottom!)

Literacy

Ascribe meanings to marks that they see in different places

 

While you are out exercising or shopping, see how many letters, numbers or words you can see around the town – you’ll be surprised to see just how many things have writing or numbers on!

Mathematics

Use shapes appropriately for tasks

 

Find a circular shape to draw round (such as a tin can or a mug.) Can you add a snail’s body, tentacles and eyes? Did you know that the eye spots are on top of the tentacles and that the smaller parts are actually feelers?

 The World

Use computer hardware to interact with age-appropriate software

Snails have a lovely pattern on their shells. Follow the link to play a repeating pattern shape game....

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

Expressive Arts and Design

Build stories around toys

You could make a snail using paper, card, plasticine or play dough or see if you can act out the story. There is lots of positional language for you to practise – on, up, through, into, over, down, past....

 

 

Phonics

 

This week’s focus is the letter ‘i’

What is the letter called when it appears in the alphabet? (it’s name) What sound does it make?

Sing the ‘Alphabet Song’ and see if you can stop at the letter ‘i’

How many things (or people) can you think of that begin with i? There are not many so score 3 points for each one you think of on your own!

Here are some words beginning with ‘i’ - ask an adult to read them for you and you clap out the syllables for them...

 

insect, inside, India, igloo, iguana

 

Which word has the most syllables? How many syllables did it have?

Ask an adult to say these sounds for you – can you blend them to make a word which has the ‘i’ sound in?

p-i-t     b-i-n    p-i-p     p-i-g   

d-i-d   h-i-m   f-i-sh    sh-i-p

Several children are able to read cvc words independently now. If this is you, have a go at reading the words below by saying the sounds and blending them together.

nip

sip

pin

tin

rip

win

Challenge – can you write the letter i? Start at the top, go down and flick, then add a dot (not a circle!) at the top.

 

Don’t forget to give yourselves a pat on the back for your excellent phonics today!

Weekly Home Learning for Seahorse children

Week Beginning: 04.05.20

There is a special celebration on Friday of this week. It is 75 years since the first VE day which marked the end of fighting in World War 2. We will be learning about VE day and thinking of different ways to join the celebration in our work this week.

 Don’t forget to add your home learning to Tapestry if you can. We can continue to update your Learning Journey and build up a great picture of how well you are doing.

Stay safe everybody!

Area of learning

Learning Objective

Suggested Activities

Personal, Social and Emotional

Be confident to communicate freely about own home and community

Find out if any of your distant relatives fought in the war. Do you know anyone who is a soldier now? What job would you like to do when you grow up?

Communication, Language and Literacy

Be able to follow directions

Ask an adult to help make something for the celebration – it could be a sandwich for a home picnic, some VE Day bunting or perhaps some cupcakes. Listen to their instructions and follow them carefully.

Physical Development

Understand the need for exercise

Captain Tom Moore has been doing 100 laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. Is there anything that you could do 75 times?  You could jump, hop, clap or even bounce on a trampoline to get super fit!

Literacy

Copy/write some letters e.g. letters from their name/Sometimes give meaning to marks as they draw and paint

Make a ‘Happy VE Day” card for a friend, family member or neighbour to really make them smile.

Mathematics

Show an interest in number problems

 

75 is a very big number! How far can you count by rote? Could you count further tomorrow than you can today?

Understanding the World

Know that information can be retrieved from computers

 

Ask an adult to help you find out something about WW2 – e.g.

What did the soldiers wear?

What did WW2 aeroplanes look like?

Which animals helped the soldiers during the war?

Expressive Arts and Design

Use available resources to create props to support role-play

 

Set up your own street party for your toys – what could you use or make?

 

 

Phonics

 

This week’s focus is the letter ‘p’

What is the letter called when it appears in the alphabet? (it’s name) What sound does it make?

Sing the ‘Alphabet Song’ and see if you can stop at the letter ‘p’

How many things (or people) can you think of that begin with p? Score a point for each one you think of on your own.

Here are some words beginning with ‘p’ – ask an adult to read them for you and you clap out the syllables for each one......

 

penguin, passport, pig, pony, potato, pot

 

Which word has the most syllables? How many syllables did it have?

Ask an adult to say these sounds for you – can you blend them to make a word which has the ‘p’ sound in?

p-a-t     p-a-n    p-o-p     p-o-t   

p-a-d   p-o-n-d 

Several children are able to read cvc words independently now. If this is you, have a go at reading the words below by saying the sounds and blending them together.

pig

pan

pat

pod

pop

pip

Challenge – can you write the letter p? Start at the top, go down, back up to the top and round.

 

Weekly Home Learning for Seahorse children

Week Beginning: 27.04.20

During this half term we will be learning about spring time. This week we will be looking at the story of ‘Don’t Wake the Bear Hare!’ by Steve Smallman. Mrs Olley’s little boy loves this story and she introduced it to us last year. There are lots of on-line versions that a grown up should be able to find for you.

Don’t forget to add your home learning to Tapestry. We can continue to update your Learning Journey and build up a great picture of how well you are doing.

Area of learning

Learning Objective

Suggested Activities

Personal, Social and Emotional

Demonstrate friendly behaviour, initiating conversations and form good relationships

The animals worked together to organise the party. Can you work together with your family to do a job? You could bake cakes, make play dough, do some gardening or maybe make a card for someone you haven’t seen in a while.....

Communication, Language and Literacy

Begin to understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions

See if you can answer these questions about the story:

Why do you think the bear went to sleep for the winter?

Why were the animals scared of the bear?

How did the animals move the cups and saucers?

Who woke the bear up in the end? How did he do it? Challenge - The bear was asleep all winter and was just about to wake up. Can you think of any other animals that hibernate during the winter?

Physical Development

Hold pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and use it with good control

See “Literacy” drawing activity below – make sure you hold your pencil properly and rest your hand on the page as you draw....

 

Literacy

Sometimes give meaning to marks as they draw and paint

 

Draw one of the animals from the story. Can a family member guess which one you have drawn? Perhaps they could draw one for you to guess too...

Mathematics

Show an interest in number problems

 

Play Teddy Numbers on the ‘Topmarks’ website. You need to give the teddy the right number of party cakes. You can select totals of 5, 10 or 15.

www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

Understanding the World

Know some of the things that make them unique, and talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to friends or family

We are able to recognise the animals in the story because of how they look. How do you think your families or friends are able to recognise you? Think about your hair and eye colour, height etc. Do you wear glasses? Are you tall or short? What makes you special?

Expressive Arts and Design

Build stories around toys

 

Re-enact the story with toy animals that you have at home –you can change the characters depending on which toys you have! (You could video it and put it on Tapestry to really make me smile!)

 

Phonics - Letter 't'

 

This week’s focus is the letter ‘t’

What is the letter called when it appears in the alphabet? (it’s name) What sound does it make?

Sing the ‘Alphabet Song’ and see if you can stop at the letter ‘t’ – it’s quite a long way down!

How many things (or people) can you think of that begin with t? Score a point for each one you think of on your own.

Here are some words beginning with ‘t’ – ask an adult to read them for you and you clap out the syllables for them...

 

table, tent, toenail, teddy bear, toast, tap, top

 

Which word has the most syllables? How many syllables did it have?

Ask an adult to say these sounds for you – can you blend them to make a word which has the ‘t’ sound at the start?

t-a-p     t-a-n    t-o-p     t-e-n    t-e-d   t-e-n-t 

Several children are able to read cvc words independently now. If this is you, have a go at reading the words below by saying the sounds and blending them together.

tan

ted

tag

tap

top

tip

 

Don’t forget to give yourselves a pat on the back for your excellent phonics!

Weekly Home Learning for Seahorse children - Week 3

Week Beginning: 20.04.20 

During this half term we will be looking at changes that happen during spring time. This week we will be looking at the story of ‘The Teeny Weeny Tadpole' by Sheridan Cain. There are lots of on-line versions that a grown up should be able to find for you.

Don’t forget to add your home learning to Tapestry. We can continue to update your Learning Journey and build up a great picture of how well you are doing.

Area of learning

Learning Objective

Suggested Activities

Personal, Social and Emotional

Initiate conversations/

Seek challenge and show a ‘can-do’ attitude  

Have a chat to your family about the story. Think about something that you (and they) find hard to do. It might be riding a bike, counting to 20, hopping on one leg or catching a ball....  How about you practise it every day for a week? What do you think will happen if you keep practising?

Communication, Language and Literacy

Begin to understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions.

See if you can answer these questions about the story:

Why did the tadpole feel sad?

Who did he meet?

What did his mother warn him about before he went off downstream?

Why wasn’t the tadpole able to jump?

How did the tadpole get away from the Big Bad Fish in the end?

 

Physical Development

Usually manage washing and drying hands

Do you still remember the hand washing song? Keep washing your hands through the day to keep yourselves safe and well. The tune is to “Happy Birthday to you” and the song goes:

Wash your hands clean each day

To keep germs at bay

Wash with soap and water

And be on your way.

Remember to sing it twice and see if you can teach it to your family too!

Literacy

Recognise familiar words and signs/ Ascribe meanings to marks that they see in different places

 

This week we will be looking at the letter a. Have a look through newspapers and magazines and see if you can spot the letter a. Perhaps you could use a highlighter pen to mark them or draw a circle around all those that you find.

Mathematics

Show an interest in number problems

 

Sing the “Five Little Speckled Frogs” song. Use five fingers to represent the frogs and take away one each time. How many do you have left? Say the number sentences if you are feeling really clever e.g. ‘5 take away 1 equals 4.’

(You might like to make five little frog puppets, one for each finger.)

Understanding the World

Develop an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time

Look carefully at the tadpole as you move through the story – can you see how he changes?

Expressive Arts and Design

Use various construction materials

 

Use construction toys or boxes and tubes to make one of the animals from the story. 

 

Phonics

 

This week’s focus is the letter ‘a’

What is the letter called when it appears in the alphabet? (it’s name) What sound does it make?

Sing the ‘Alphabet Song’ and see if you can stop at the letter ‘a’ – wow that was a short song wasn’t it?!  

How many things (or people) can you think of that begin with a? Score a point for each one you think of on your own.

Here are some words beginning with ‘a’ – ask an adult to read them for you and you clap out the syllables for them...

 

ant, ambulance, arrow, apple, anchor, alligator

 

Which word has the most syllables? How many syllables did it have?

Ask an adult to say these sounds for you – can you blend them to make a word which has the ‘a’ sound in it?  

c-a-n      s-a-ck    m-a-t     s-a-t    d-a-d    b-a-n-d 

Several children are able to read cvc words independently now. If this is you, have a go at reading the words below by saying the sounds and blending them together.

fan

hat

bag

sat

lad

pan

 

Don’t forget to give yourselves a pat on the back for your excellent phonics today!

Week 2 Home Learning

Weekly Home Learning for Seahorse children

Week Beginning: 30.03.20

This week we will be looking at the story ‘Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?’ It is very similar to the Brown Bear story that we read at nursery recently. If you don’t have this book at home, there are lots of on-line versions that a grown up should be able to find for you. As you share the book, see if you can name each animal and listen out for some new words that you might not have heard before (e.g. snorting, fluting, braying, trumpeting, snarling, yelping, bellowing)

Area of learning

Learning Objective

Suggested Activities

Personal, Social and Emotional

Keep play going by responding to what others are saying or doing

Act out some of the animals from the story – can your family guess who you are? (Now make it more challenging by not using sound – just actions!)

Communication, Language and Literacy

Question why things happen

See ‘Understanding of the World’ – making ice.

Physical Development

Hold pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-hand grasp

Practise holding your pencil in a tripod grip – point it towards you, pinch it with thumb and forefinger, pick it up and flick it over to rest on your hand. Now have a practise at tracing or copying some of the letters from your name. If you can already write your name, you can learn your surname or write the names of other family members.

 

Top tip – to help with tracing, ask an adult to write the letters with a highlighter pen and you can trace over the top with a pen or pencil (it’s much quicker than drawing dots!)

 

Literacy

Describe main story settings, events and principal characters

Once you have listened to the story of couple of times, see how many of the characters you can name. Score 1 point for each one that you remember!

Mathematics

Show interest in shapes in the environment

 

Go on a hunt around your home or garden and see how many different shapes you can spot – they are everywhere! Look for circles, squares, triangles and rectangles in mirrors, picture frames, packages etc. Can you spot any other shapes (hearts, stars, ovals, hexagons....?)

Understanding the World

Talk about why things happen and how things work

 

Polar Bears live in cold countries and love ice and snow. Think about how you could make some ice at home. What do you need? Where should you put it to freeze? If you manage to make some ice-cubes, you could use them to build a tower or an igloo! (A little bit of salt between each cube will melt the ice just enough to stick....)

Expressive Arts and Design

Begin to construct, stacking blocks vertically and horizontally, making enclosures and creating spaces

 

Use construction bricks, wooden blocks or cardboard boxes to build a home for one of the animals in the story. If you are feeling clever, maybe you could build a whole zoo!

 

See below for Phonics.

Don’t forget to add your home learning to Tapestry. We can continue to update your Learning Journey and build up a great picture of how well you are doing.

Have fun and stay safe everyone.

Phonics

Many of you are making such excellent progress with phonics that it would be a shame not to carry on practising those skills. The format below is a brief summary of a typical lesson. We usually do this on the interactive whiteboard but I have adapted some parts so that you can do it at home.

This week’s focus is the letter ‘s

What is the letter called when it appears in the alphabet? (it’s name) What sound does it make?

Sing the ‘Alphabet song’ and see if you can stop at the letter ‘s’ – it’s quite a long way down!

How many things (or people) can you think of that begin with s? Score a point for each one you think of on your own.

Here are some words beginning with ‘s’ – ask an adult to read them for you and you clap out the syllables for them...

sun, song, sailor, sock, saxophone, sandwich

Which word has the most syllables?

Ask an adult to say these sounds for you – can you blend them to make a word beginning with s?

s-u-n     s-o-ck    s-e-t     s-i-t    s-a-n-d

Several children are able to read cvc words independently now. If this is you, have a go at reading the words below by saying the sounds and blending them together.

sun

sock

sat

set

Don’t forget to give yourselves a pat on the back for your excellent phonics today!

The wonderful Reception teachers have put together a list of useful websites. Many of these are appropriate for our nursery children too. We are not advocating hours of screen time but it will be important to have a good range of activities to keep the children busy over the coming weeks......

 

Useful websites

 

Kaligo: 3-5 years ~ A digital handwriting app - https://www.kaligo-apps.com/

 

 

Phonics Hero: school age children ~ Includes 850 phonics games - https://www.phonicshero.com/

 

Teach Your Monster to Read ~ For the first two years of reading - https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

 

Fonetti: A 'listening bookshop'- https://www.fonetti.com/

 

Twinkl - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

 

Phonics play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Phonics bloom – https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

 

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

 

Numberblocks – https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga- https://www.cosmickids.com/

 

Cbeebies – https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

 

Numberjacks - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mhcr/episodes/guide

 

ABC Mouse - https://www.abcmouse.com/

 

Ebooks - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Phonics - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/learn-to-read-phonics/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvNvpjv6h6AIVAuDtCh3h1QuDEAAYASAAEgJRifD_BwE

 

2simple - https://2simple.com/

 

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

 

Maths is fun - https://www.mathsisfun.com/

 

Maths games and activities - https://nrich.maths.org/early-years

 

https://www.jumpstart.com/mobileapps/jumpstart-pet-rescue-preschool-learning

 

http://www.peepandthebigwideworld.com/en/kids/

https://www.funology.com/

https://www.switchzoo.com/

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Weekly Home Learning for Seahorse children

Week Beginning: 23.03.20

Area of learning

Learning Objective

Suggested Activities

Personal, Social and Emotional

Begin to accept the needs of others and take turns/share

Find a board game that you can play with your family. Talk about who goes first and practise taking turns. Remember, it doesn’t matter if you don’t win – next time you might!

 

Communication, Language and Literacy

Respond to simple instructions

We have been working on using and understanding prepositions such as in front, behind, on top, under, over, next to. Ask a family member to give instructions and follow them using small world toys (e.g. can you put the teddy under the mat/can you put the Lego brick on the windowsill)

Then test your grown-ups by giving them instructions too!

 

Physical Development

Develop self-help/independence skills

Before asking for help with buttons, zip etc – always try on your own first. The more you practise, the quicker you will be able to do these things for yourself.

 

Literacy

Know that print carries meaning

Last week we went on a Bear Hunt, this week try going on a word hunt! You will be surprised to see just how much print is in the environment. Perhaps you could count the letters and see which is the longest word you can find!

Mathematics

Begin to talk about the shapes of everyday objects

If you can, follow this link to play the Shape Monsters game. Before feeding each shape to the correct monster, see if you can remember three things about it e.g.

Is it a flat shape?

How many sides/corners does it have?

Does it have straight sides or curved edges?

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters

 

Understanding the World

Develop an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time

 

Look outside and see what is happening. Spring is just starting to arrive and there are lots of changes going on. See how many you can spot (blossom, baby birds, lighter evenings etc) Remember to keep a safe distance if you are out in a public space)

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Realise tools can be used for a purpose

 

Why not see if you can make a rainbow for your window? Many areas are doing this to cheer people up when they are walking outside. Be creative – you could use pens, paper, collage materials, dough or even Lego!

 

 

We are looking forwards to seeing your updates on Tapestry. Have a good week. Look after yourself and each other, just like we do at nursery.