Weekly tasks for the children – WC 13th July

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1) Share our story of the week ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ by Vivian French click here

2) Talk about the front cover together and ask the children what they think the story might be about. As they listen to the story, ask the children to make predictions about which vegetables Oliver might find in Grandad’s garden, if they think he will like them and discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary.  After reading, complete the activities at the back of the book and ask the children to tell you about their favourite part of the story, explaining what they liked and why.

3) Use the ‘Oliver’s Vegetables Story Sequencing Cards’ that are in the ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here. Can your child sequence and re-tell the story?
Ongoing Weekly Reading Tasks
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website: Oxford Owl Age 3-4 books 

1) Our number of the week this week is the number 10! Watch Numberblocks Episode ‘Ten’ click here

2) Talk about the Numberblocks episode ‘ten’. Can your child find examples of ten around your home? Can they show you ten with their fingers? Look at numerals up to ten, write the number ten as a numeral, make ten in different ways, count ten, bring me ten… etc. Is there anything we have ten of?
3) Look at the ‘Vegetable Counting Cards’ that are in the ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here. Oliver has been helping his grandpa in the vegetable patch. Can your child count the number of vegetables that Oliver has found and point to the correct number?
Ongoing Weekly Maths Tasks
Sing a range of number songs to practise counting on and back and to practise the concept of one more and one less. You’ll find some of our favourites here: Number Songs
 
 
Weekly Phonics Tasks Weekly Writing Tasks

1) Introducing letter sounds ‘m’ and ‘d’: Find some objects around your home (or draw some pictures of objects) beginning with the ‘m’ or ‘d’ sound, e.g. mask, mouse, moon, man, mirror, drum, dog, door, duck, doll. Can your child sort the objects/pictures into a pile of things that begin with same sound? Show your child the letter that makes the ‘m’ and ‘d’ sound. 

2) Continue to try and blend some sounds together for your child to hear a word e.g. m-a-t spells mat, pad, man, nip, sad. You could show your child the letters as you say the sounds so they can see the written word too.
Ongoing Weekly Phonics Tasks
Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. Remember the BBC website has lots of lovely Nursery rhymes and songs you can sing along to: BBC Nursery Rhymes 

1) Complete the Oliver’s Vegetables pencil control sheets with your child. You will find them in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click hereIf you don’t have access to a printer, you could create your own.

2) Practise forming the letters ‘m’ and ‘d’. You could write them and your child could write over them. You could write them and your child could write them underneath. They could use a stick to practise writing them in the mud or you could put some shaving foam in a tray and they could practise writing them with their finger.
Ongoing Weekly Writing Tasks
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them. Can they trace over or copy their name?

Use chalk or paintbrushes and water on a path or wall in your garden to mark make or practise forming the letters in your child’s name.

Other Learning Activities for this week:

Look at the ‘Can You Find’ Poster. You will find it in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here. Can your child find these things in the picture? Oliver, potatoes, Grandpa’s glasses, carrots, rhubarb, rhubarb pie, a snail and a football. Ask your child: Which vegetables grow underground? What will the snails be eating? Which part of the rhubarb do we eat? Do you think Grandpa likes snails? Which vegetables does Oliver like? Which vegetables do you like?

Complete the ‘Healthy Eating Lunch Activity’ that you can find in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here.

Look at the ‘Healthy Eating and Living’ PowerPoint with your child and discuss. You will find it in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here.

Have a go at doing some fun vegetable and/or fruit printing with your child click here for some ideas. We’d love to see your images!

Complete the ‘Oliver’s Vegetables Colouring Sheets’ that are in the ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here.

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 6th July

Weekly Reading Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks

1) Share our story of the week ‘From Head to Toe ’ by Eric Carle From Head to Toe

2) Talk about the front cover together and ask the children what they think the story might be about. As they listen to the story, ask the children if they can do the actions like the animals in the story. Talk about the names of the animals that appear in the story. Ask your child to think of things that they can do .. riding a bike, running, hopping etc.

Ongoing Weekly Reading Tasks
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website: Oxford Owl Age 3-4 books

1) Our number of the week this week is the number 6! Watch Numberblocks Episode ‘six’ number 6
2) Talk about the Numberblocks episode ‘six’. Can your child find examples of six around your home? Can they show you six with their fingers? Look at numerals up to six, write the number six as a numeral, make six in different ways, count six, bring me six… etc. Are there any creatures that they know that have six legs?
Ongoing Weekly Maths Tasks
Sing a range of number songs to practise counting on and back and to practise the concept of one more and one less. You’ll find some of our favourites here: Number Songs
Weekly Phonics Tasks Weekly Writing Tasks

1) Introducing letter sounds ‘i’ and ’n’.  Find some objects around your home beginning with the ‘i’ or ‘n’ sound, Show your child the letter that makes the ‘i’ and ‘n’ sound. Can they try and write the letter? You could write them and your child could write over them or they could copy the letter underneath.
Now that we have been learning some initial sounds try and blend some sounds together for your child to hear a word e.g.. s-a-t spells sat, sit, tap, nap, pin. You could show your child the letters as you say the sounds so they can see the written word too.

 

Ongoing Weekly Phonics Tasks
Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. Remember the BBC website has lots of lovely Nursery rhymes and songs you can sing along to: BBC Nursery Rhymes

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1)Make a list with your child, of all the different ways that they can move their bodies. They could record by drawing pictures and you could scribe for them.

2)Your child could draw a picture of their favourite animal from the story.

3) Practise forming the letters ‘i’ and ‘n’. You could write them and your child could write over them. You could write them and your child could write them underneath. They could use a stick to practise writing them in the mud or you could put some shaving foam in a tray and they could practise writing them with their finger.

Ongoing Weekly Writing Tasks
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them. Can they trace over or copy their name?

Use chalk or paintbrushes and water on a path or wall in your garden to mark make or practise forming the letters in your child’s name.

Other Learning Activities for this week:

Why not sing Heads, shoulders, knees and toes? This is a great action song for children to follow. Can they do the whole song quickly then slowly?

Talk about the 5 senses…sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. Go for a senses walk… talk about what can you see, hear, smell, touch (and maybe taste especially if you take sweeties with you!) Take some photographs to record your findings; we would love to see them!

Have a look on the BBC Cbeebies website for their animal section .. lots of other animal stories and activities your child may enjoy. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/animals

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 29th June

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1) Share our story of the week ‘Spinderella’ by Julia Donaldson click here

2) Talk about the front cover together and ask the children what they think the story might be about. As they listen to the story, ask the children to make predictions about what Spinderella might find out about numbers, what she might do next and discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary. Count together as you read the story and discuss the number facts. After reading, ask the children to tell you about their favourite part of the story, explaining what they liked and why.

Ongoing Weekly Reading Tasks
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website: Oxford Owl Age 3-4 books 

1) Our number of the week this week is the number 8! Watch Numberblocks Episode ‘Eight’ click here
2) Talk about the Numberblocks episode ‘eight’. Can your child find examples of eight around your home? Can they show you eight with their fingers? Look at numerals up to eight, write the number eight as a numeral, make eight in different ways, count eight, bring me eight… etc. Are there any creatures that they know that have eight legs?
Ongoing Weekly Maths Tasks
Sing a range of number songs to practise counting on and back and to practise the concept of one more and one less. You’ll find some of our favourites here: Number Songs
Weekly Phonics Tasks Weekly Writing Tasks

1) Introducing letter sounds ‘t’ and ‘p’: Find some objects around your home beginning with the ‘t’ or ‘p’ sound, e.g. toy train, toy tractor, toothbrush, pen, pan, picture. Can your child sort the objects into a pile of things that begin with same sound?
Show your child the letter that makes the ‘t’ and ‘p’ sound. Can they try to write the letter? You could write them and your child could write over them or they could copy the letter underneath.
Play ‘I spy with initial sounds’ using objects around your home or the objects on the sheet you can download here…I spy worksheet

 

Ongoing Weekly Phonics Tasks
Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. Remember the BBC website has lots of lovely Nursery rhymes and songs you can sing along to: BBC Nursery Rhymes 

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1) Can you take a photograph of your child completing a sports activity? Or they could draw a picture of themselves completing a sports activity. Ask them to ‘write’/mark make/tell you a sentence to scribe about what is happening in the picture.

2) Practise forming the letters ‘t’ and ‘p’. You could write them and your child could write over them. You could write them and your child could write them underneath. They could use a stick to practise writing them in the mud or you could put some shaving foam in a tray and they could practise writing them with their finger.

Ongoing Weekly Writing Tasks
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them. Can they trace over or copy their name?

Use chalk or paintbrushes and water on a path or wall in your garden to mark make or practise forming the letters in your child’s name.

Other Learning Activities for this week:

Read through the ‘Spider Facts’ PowerPoint with your child. You will find it in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here. Ask your child to tell you their favourite fact about spiders.

Can you design a football strip for Spinderella? How many boots will Spinderella need? There is a template you could use in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here.

Complete the ‘Paper Plate Spider Web Activity’ with your child. You will find it in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here.

Make a ‘Spider Shape Picture’. You will find it in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here.

Practise mark making with the ‘Spiders Mark Making Pattern Cards’ that are in the ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here.

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 22nd June

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Share our story of the week ‘Maisy’s Sports Day’  Maisy’s Sports Day

Talk about the front cover together and ask the children what they think the story might be about. As they listen to the story, ask the children to make predictions about what might happen next and discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary. After reading, ask the children to tell you about their favourite part of the story, explaining what they liked and why. Talk about the different races the animals participate in .. ask your child how they think the characters feel when they win or lose.

Ongoing Weekly Reading Tasks
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website: Oxford Owl Age 3-4 books 

1) Our number of the week this week is the number 9 Watch Numberblocks Episode nine Number 9

2) Talk about the Numberblocks episode ‘nine’. Can your child find examples of nine around your home? Can they show you nine with their fingers? Look at numerals up to nine on a numberline notice it is the number that comes before 10. Count nine, bring me nine… etc.

Ongoing Weekly Maths Tasks                                             Sing a range of number songs to practise counting on and back and to practise the concept of one more and one less. You’ll find some of our favourites here: Number Songs

Weekly Phonics Tasks Weekly Writing Tasks

Introducing letter sounds ‘s’ ‘a’

Find some objects around your home beginning with ‘s’ or ‘a’ Can your child sort the objects into a pile of things that begin with same sound?
Show your child the letter that makes ‘s’ and ‘a’ sound. Can they try and write the letter? You could write them and your child copy underneath.
Play  I spy with initial sounds using objects around your home or on the sheet you can download here…I spy worksheet

Ongoing Weekly Phonics Tasks
Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together, including actions. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. The BBC website has lots of lovely Nursery rhymes and songs you can sing along to: BBC Nursery Rhymes 

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1)     Your child could draw a picture of their favourite part in the story… you could scribe a sentence for them to go with their picture.
2)     Practise forming the letters ‘s’ and ‘a’

 

 

 

 

Ongoing Weekly Writing Tasks
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them. Can they trace over or copy their name?

Use chalk or paintbrushes and water on a path or wall in your garden to mark make or practise forming the letters in your child’s name.

Other Learning Activities for this week:

Can you design and make a medal/trophy to give to the winner of the Have your own mini sports day event at home or in your garden. You could have a running race with your child or a skipping race.

There are some lovely sports day colouring sheets available on twinkl …colouring sheets

The BBC website has a sports day themed song and activities you can try together….BBC Playtime

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 15th June

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1) Share our story of the week ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’  click here

2) Talk about the front cover together and ask the children what they think the story might be about. As they listen to the story, ask the children to make predictions about what might happen next and discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary. After reading, ask the children to tell you about their favourite part of the story, explaining what they liked and why. This story is fable; talk together about the message from this story.

Ongoing Weekly Reading Tasks
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website: Oxford Owl Age 3-4 books 

1) Our number of the week this week is the number 7! Watch Numberblocks Episode Seven click here

 

2) Discuss Numberblocks episode ‘seven’. Can your child find examples of seven around your home? Can they show you seven with their fingers? Look at numerals up to seven, write the number seven as a numeral, make seven in different ways, count seven, bring me seven etc. Numberblock seven is a rainbow. How many colours are there in a rainbow? Can you draw/paint a rainbow with the correct number of colours?                                    Ongoing Weekly Maths Tasks 
Sing a range of number songs to practise counting on and back and to practise the concept of one more and one less. You’ll find some of our favourites here: Number Songs

Weekly Phonics Tasks Weekly Writing Tasks

1) Segmenting: Give your child your sound talking toy and ask them to talk to the toy in sound-talk, e.g. before dinner time: Let’s tell the toy what we eat our dinner with. Tell the toy in sound-talk and ask your child to repeat, ‘A kn-i-fe and a f-or-k.’ Continue with: Let’s tell the toy what we drink out of. Repeat in sound talk for the toy to listen to and then invite your child to do the same, ‘A c-u-p.’ Ask your child to think of other scenarios which they could tell the toy or let them give it instructions. Model the sound talk for your child to repeat. This is teaching your child to segment words into their separate sounds and is the reverse of blending.

Ongoing Weekly Phonics Tasks
Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together, including actions. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. The BBC website has lots of lovely Nursery rhymes and songs you can sing along to: BBC Nursery Rhymes 

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1) Ask your child to draw a picture of their favourite part of the story of the week, ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’ and ask them to describe what they have drawn. Can they tell you why they like that part of the story best?

2) Use the ‘The Hare and The Tortoise’ Pencil Control Sheets and ‘The Hare and The Tortoise’ Pencil Control Paths in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click hereIf you don’t have access to a printer, you could make your own maze and wavy running patterns using a pen and paper.

Ongoing Weekly Writing Tasks
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them. Can they trace over or copy their name?

Use chalk or paintbrushes and water on a path or wall in your garden to mark make or practise forming the letters in your child’s name.

Other Learning Activities for this week:

Can you design and make a medal/trophy to give to the winner of the race. There is a design a medal template in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here.

You will find another version of the story, ‘The Hare and The Tortoise’ in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here. Use props or the story sequencing cards in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here to re-tell the story.

Let’s keep fit! Play music and move your bodies in different ways. Running on the spot, stretching, twisting, bending and jumping.

Draw a chalk line trail on the ground outside. Play a game of ‘Follow the leader’ with you taking the lead. Encourage the children to copy your movements to help them ‘balance’ along the lines.

Ask your child to choose and colour in their favourite ‘The Hare and The Tortoise’ colouring in sheet. You’ll find them in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here.

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 8th June

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1) Share our story of the week ‘Kicking a Ball’
Kicking a Ball
2) Talk about the front cover together and ask the children what they think the story might be about. As they listen to the story, highlight the rhyming words in the story and discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary. After reading, ask the children to tell you about their favourite part of the story, talk about what their favourite thing to do is.

 

 

 

 

Ongoing Weekly Reading Tasks
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website: Oxford Owl Age 3-4 books 

1)     Our number of the week this week is the number 5! Watch Numberblocks Episode five  Number 5
Talk about the Numberblocks episode ‘five’. Can your child find examples of five around your home? Can they show you five with their fingers? Some of our favourite number songs include the number 5 – 5 little ducks, 5 little frogs etc.

 

 

 

 

Ongoing Weekly Maths Tasks
Sing a range of number songs to practise counting on and back and to practise the concept of one more and one less. You’ll find some of our favourites here: Number Songs

Weekly Phonics Tasks Weekly Writing Tasks

1)     Segmenting

Using a favourite soft toy ask your child to  talk to the toy in sound-talk, for example just before dinner time: Let’s tell the toy what we eat our dinner with. Discuss that we use a knife and fork. Then tell the toy in sound-talk which your child can repeat. Continue with: Let’s tell the toy what we drink out of. Confer and agree on ‘cup’. Repeat in sound-talk for the toy to listen and then invite the children to do the same.

Ongoing Weekly Phonics Tasks
Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. Remember the BBC website has lots of lovely Nursery rhymes and songs you can sing along to: BBC Nursery Rhymes 

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1) Ask your child to draw a picture of something they really like to do. The little boy in the story likes to kick a ball, they might like playing hide and seek or reading stories or swimming.

2) In our resources section we have some rugby ball pencil activity sheets you might like to print and try with your child.

Ongoing Weekly Writing Tasks
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them. Can they trace over or copy their name?

Use chalk or paintbrushes and water on a path or wall in your garden to mark make or practise forming the letters in your child’s name.

Other Learning Activities for this week:

If you have a ball at home, practise different ways of using it kicking, bouncing, throwing and catching etc.
You could record how many times you catch the ball or bounce it against the wall using a tally chart to record this.

 

 

 

 

The story shows a map of the world. Share a picture of the world map either online or if you have one at home with your child. Show your child where we live and discuss other countries your child may know or have visited. Talk bout how the World isn’t flat but is actually round like a ball.

Talk about the game of football. Your child could design a football strip for their own football team. You can download a Football strip outline here to help you….. football strip

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 1st June

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1) Share our story of the week ‘Fun at the Playground’
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2) Talk about the front cover together and ask the children what they think the story might be about. As they listen to the story, ask the children to make predictions about what rides and activities the little girl might do next and discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary. After reading, ask the children to tell you about their favourite part of the story, explaining what they liked and why.

Ongoing Weekly Reading Tasks
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website: Oxford Owl Age 3-4 books 

1) Our number of the week this week is the number 3! Watch Numberblocks Episode Three click here

2) Talk about the Number blocks episode ‘three’. Can your child find examples of three around your home? Can they show you three with their fingers? Are there any of their favourite stories that have three of an animal/character in? Look at numerals up to three, write the number three as a numeral, make three in different ways, count three, bring me three… etc.

Ongoing Weekly Maths Tasks
Sing a range of number songs to practise counting on and back and to practise the concept of one more and one less. You’ll find some of our favourites here: Number Songs

Weekly Phonics Tasks Weekly Writing Tasks

1) Play ‘I spy’ with your child. Lay out a selection of familiar objects (or pictures of objects) with names that contain two or three sounds e.g. zip, comb, boat, chain, cup, hat, bowl, sock, peg, doll, book, ball, pen. Check that your child can recognise each object. Bring back out our sound talking toy. Invite your child to say the name of an object and hold it up. Say the individual sounds with your child and blend them together, ‘z-i-p, zip’.

Ongoing Weekly Phonics Tasks
Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. Remember the BBC website has lots of lovely Nursery rhymes and songs you can sing along to: BBC Nursery Rhymes 

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1) Ask your child to draw a picture of their favourite piece of equipment that they like to use/go on when they visit the playground/park. Ask your child to explain why it is their favourite.

2) Use the ‘At the Park’ Playdough Mats in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here. Encourage children to shape and mould models of playground equipment or make playground equipment of their own.

Ongoing Weekly Writing Tasks
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them. Can they trace over or copy their name?

Use chalk or paintbrushes and water on a path or wall in your garden to mark make or practise forming the letters in your child’s name.

Other Learning Activities for this week:

Explore different ways to move around with your child. Can you create an obstacle course in your garden for your child to complete? Talk about keeping safe during physical activity. Ask your child questions like: Can you crawl under it? Can you go through it? Can you climb over it? How fast can you run? Can you roll? Can you catch? How high can you jump? How high can you climb?

Lay hoops of different sizes on the ground (if you don’t have hoops you could make different sized circles with string or use different sized buckets or other containers) and beanbags for the children to throw (if you don’t have beanbags you could use rolled up socks). Can they get the beanbags inside the hoops? Number the hoops for scoring. Can they throw with accuracy and control? Can they count how many land in each hoop?

Display a range of different sports equipment for your child to observe, handle and draw. Include bats, balls, shuttlecocks, swimming goggles, trainers and any other interesting equipment you may have. If you don’t have any equipment you could show your child a range of pictures. Can they use line and shape to represent what they see?

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 18th May

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1) Share our story of the week ‘Tip Tap Went The Crab’ click here

2) Talk about the front cover together and ask the children if they can name the sea creature and if they know anything about them. As they listen to the story, ask the children to make predictions about what sea creatures the crab might see, how many there might be, what number might come next etc. and discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary. After reading, ask the children to tell you about their favourite part of the story, explaining what they liked and why.

Ongoing Weekly Reading Tasks
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website: Oxford Owl Age 3-4 books 

1) Our number of the week this week is the number 10! Watch Numberblocks Episode Ten click here

2) Talk about the Numberblocks episode ‘ten’ and establish that ten ones is the same as one ten. Can your child find examples of ten around your home? Do you have ten of anything? We have ten fingers and ten toes. Can they show you ten with their fingers? Look at numerals up to ten, write the number ten as a numeral, make ten in different ways, count ten, bring me ten… etc.
Ongoing Weekly Maths Tasks
Sing a range of number songs to practise counting on and back and to practise the concept of one more and one less. You’ll find some of our favourites here: Number Songs

Weekly Phonics Tasks Weekly Writing Tasks

1) Play ‘Which one?’ with your child. Lay out a selection of familiar objects with names that contain three sounds e.g. cup, hat, fork, sock, leaf, peg, book, pen. Check that your child can recognise each object. Bring back out the sound talking toy which was introduced in week one. Ask the children to listen carefully while it says the names of one of the objects in sound talk e.g. h-a-t (leaving a short gap between each sound). Encourage the children to put the sounds together, say the word and identify the object.

Ongoing Weekly Phonics Tasks
Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. Remember the BBC website has lots of lovely Nursery rhymes and songs you can sing along to: BBC Nursery Rhymes 

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1) Ask your child to draw a picture of their favourite sea creature from the story. Ask your child to explain why it is their favourite. Can they write the correct number to match the amount that there were in the story.

2) Use the Under the Sea Playdough Mats in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section of the class page click here. Encourage children to shape and mould models of sea creatures or make sea creatures of their own.

Ongoing Weekly Writing Tasks
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them. Can they trace over or copy their name?

Use chalk or paintbrushes and water on a path or wall in your garden to mark make or practise forming the letters in your child’s name.

Other Learning Activities for this week:

Play an under the sea movement game with your child. Look at/print off the under the sea picture cards that you can find in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section click here. Show the children each picture card and discuss the name and movement for each one:
Starfish – lay on the ground with arms and legs outstretched.
Octopus – spin around slowly wiggling arms.
Fish – run around the space using wiggly movements with hands in front of them like the pointy nose of a fish.
Crab – walk sideways with arms at sides and making snapping movements with hands.
Shark – run around a space making large snapping movements with arms.
Jellyfish – walk slowly around the space with wobbly movements!
Whale – move slowly around the space, walking in and out of spaces.
Once your child is familiar with the pictures and movements, hold up a card and say its name for them to respond to with the corresponding movement.

 

 

 

 

Provide a range of materials so that children can design and make their own sea creatures. The children might like to draw them first on the ‘Design Your Own Sea Creature’ sheet which can be found in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section click here.

Complete the paper plate crab craft activity that can be found in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section click here.

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 11th May

Here are some activities that your child might like to do this week Click here.

Weekly Reading Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks

1) Share our story of the week Sharing a Shell
Talk about the title of the story. Does your child know what a shell is? Have you got any shells at home they could feel, look at and explore? As you read discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary. After reading, ask the children about how they share. Sharing toys with friends at nursery or sharing sweets with brothers or sisters.
Talk about the rhyming words in the story. Can your child identify words that rhyme?

 

 

 

 

Ongoing Weekly Reading Tasks

1) Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. Snuggle up together, read, and re-read your favourite books.

2) Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website Oxford Owl Age 3-4 books

1) Our number of the week this week is the number 8! Watch Numberblocks Number 8
Can your child find examples of eight around your home? Do some physical challenges asking your child to jump, hop, bounce a ball 8 times.

 

 

 

 

2) As we are learning about under the sea creatures your child could draw an octopus and carefully draw 8 tentacles. If you have access to a printer here is a cut and stick octopus your child might like to make with you: Octopus on twinkl

Ongoing Weekly Maths Tasks

Sing a range of number songs to practise counting on and back and to practise the concept of one more and one less. You’ll find some of our favourites here: fun number songs

Weekly Phonics Tasks Weekly Writing Tasks

1) Play Cross the river. Choose a selection of objects with 2 or 3 phonemes such as pen, dog, peg, cat, bag, car, bus etc. Make a river across the ground (if you do this activity outside you could draw a river with chalk). You then call out an object in sound talk e.g. ‘p-e-g’. Your child blends the sounds together to make the word and lets that object cross the river.

Ongoing Weekly Phonic Fun

Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. Remember the BBC website has lots of lovely Nursery rhymes and songs for you and your child to sing along too. BBC Nursery Rhymes 

1) Make a poster about sharing that we could use in Nursery. Your child might like to draw or mark make  examples of sharing and having kind hands in Nursery. Take this opportunity to talk about your child’s Nursery friends and what they like to play together.

Ongoing Weekly Writing Tasks

1) Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write their first name ask them to write their surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow.

2) Use chalk or paintbrushes and water on a path or wall in your garden to mark make or practise forming the letters in your child’s name.

vOther Learning Activities for this week:

·       Follow the link to hear some under the sea sounds and songs and stories through the BBC teach website. BBC Under the Sea

·       Use thin paintbrushes and paint to decorate pasta shells. Once they are dry you could make patterns with them or share them out between your family.

You could make a crab picture using your handprints. Here is an example handprint crab

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 4th May

Here are some activities that your child might like to do this week Click here.

Weekly Reading Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks

1) Share our story of the week ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ click here
2) Talk about the front cover together and ask the children if they can name any of the sea creatures and if they know anything about them. As they listen to the story, ask the children to make predictions about what sea creatures we might find, what they might do etc. and discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary. After reading, ask the children to tell you about their favourite sea creatures from the book, explaining what they liked about them and why.

 

 

 

 

Ongoing Weekly Reading Tasks
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website: Oxford Owl Age 3-4 books 

1) Our number of the week this week is the number 6! Watch Numberblocks Episode Six click here
2) Can your child find examples of six around your home? Look at numerals up to six, write the number six as a numeral, make six in different ways, count six, bring me six… etc.
3) Play a board game with a dice. Can the children recognise the number of spots on each face of the dice when playing?

 

 

 

 

Ongoing Weekly Maths Tasks
Sing a range of number songs to practise counting on and back and to practise the concept of one more and one less. You’ll find some of our favourites here: Number Songs

Weekly Phonics Tasks Weekly Writing Tasks

1) Practise oral blending with your child. When giving your child instructions or asking questions, segment the last word into separate sounds and then blend the sound together to say the word e.g. It’s time to get your c-oa-t, coat! Touch your t-oe-s, toes! Who can touch their f-ee-t, feet! Use only single-syllable words for oral blending.

Ongoing Weekly Phonics Tasks
Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. Remember the BBC website has lots of lovely Nursery rhymes and songs you can sing along to: BBC Nursery Rhymes 

Play the phase 1 games on PhonicsPlay click here
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1) Complete the ‘Under the Sea’ pencil control sheets. You can find them on our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section on our class page click here
If you don’t have access to a printer, you could make your own sea wavy patterns using a pen and paper.

 

 

 

 

2) Draw an ‘Under the Sea’ picture or complete the ‘Under the Sea’ colouring sheets in our ‘Resources and Activities to do at home’ section on our class page click here

Ongoing Weekly Writing Tasks
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them. Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow.

Use chalk or paintbrushes and water on a path or wall in your garden to mark make or practise forming the letters in your child’s name.

Other Learning Activities for this week:

Talk to a grown-up, look at a book or on the internet to find out more about an animal that lives under the sea.

Complete one of these lovely under the sea craft activities from The Imagination Tree: Ocean in an egg carton  Bubblewrap print seascape  Under the sea paper plate craft

Some animals that live under the sea have fins to help them move around. Other animals have legs to move around with. Can you think of some sea creatures that we met in our story of the week that have fins and some that have legs?

Home Learning Activities WC 27th April

Year: Nursery

Topic: How many pebbles on the beach?

Week 27th April

Weekly Reading Tasks Weekly Math’s Tasks
1) Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. Snuggle up together, read, and re-read your favourite books.   2) Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website Oxford Owl Age 3-4 books  3) Share our story of the week The LIghthouse Keepers Lunch  Talk about the title of the story. Does your child know what a lighthouse is? As you read discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary. After reading, ask the children to tell you about their favourite part of the story, explaining what they liked and why. talk about what Mr Grinling had for his lunch and what you have for lunch. 1) Our number of the week this week is the number 4! Watch Numberblocks Episode ‘four’Can your child find examples of four around your home? Look at numerals up to four write the number four as a numeral, make four in different ways, count four, bring me four…, last week we looked at 2 if we have 2 more we can make our number 4.   2) Our story of the week refers to the days of the week. Does your child know the names of the days of the week? Click on the link to hear the Cbeebies songs for each day.  Days of the week CBeebies
Weekly Phonic Tasks Weekly Writing Tasks
1) Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. Remember the BBC website has lots of lovely Nursery rhymes and songs for you and your child to sing along too. BBC Nursery Rhymes  2) Play a rhyming game on Phonicsplay. The children need to hear and identify words that rhyme. Can you support them to do this by repeating the words clearly so they begin to hear the rhymes. PhonicsPlay Cake Bake  1) Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write their first name ask them to write their surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow. 2) Make a menu of your child’s favourite foods. They can draw or mark their representations on paper and you could scribe the words for them. Your child might try to copy some of the letters you write.  3) Make a weather chart for the week. Talk about the order of the days and each day ask your child to record the weather. They might draw a sun if it is a sunny day or a cloud if it is cloudy.
Other Learning Activities for this week:
In the story Mr Grinling likes to sing sea shanties. Follow the link to some fun sea themed songs to learn with your child. Pirate Songs Create your own boat- this could be by junk modelling or using as large box for your child to role play being a sailor or a pirate. Keep an eye out for those cheeky seagulls though!  After talking about what your child likes to eat for lunch they could help prepare some food or bake with you. You could make sandwiches or cakes or ice biscuits. Talk about the different techniques you are using such as spreading, cutting, mixing etc.

Week: 20th April 2020

Topic: How many pebbles on the beach?

Weekly Reading Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. Snuggle up together, read, and re-read your favourite books.   Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website – just select the correct age range and choose from the range of eBooks.  Share our story of the week The Snail and the Whale         Talk about the front cover together and ask the children to make predictions as they listen to the story. Ask the children if they know anything about whales or snails and discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary. After reading, ask the children to tell you about their favourite part of the story, explaining what they liked and why. Our number of the week this week is the number 2! Watch Numberblocks Episode ‘Two’    Can your child find examples of two around your home? Look at numerals up to two, write the number two as a numeral, make two in different ways, count 2, bring me two…, print two etc.Explore Patterns:Can your child spot patterns? Talk about what they can see and how the pattern would continue. You can build towers or line up trains of different-coloured cubes and then verbalise the pattern.  Sing Number songs to practise counting, reciting numbers in order, one more, one less using number songs: Five Little Ducks, Five Little Speckled Frogs, 12345, Ten Fat Sausages, Ten Green Bottles etc.
Weekly Phonic Tasks Weekly Writing Tasks
Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. Can the children identify the rhyming words from our story, ‘The Snail and the Whale’. Make a list of the words that rhyme and practise saying them together. Toy talk – introduce the children to a soft toy that can only speak in ‘sound-talk’. The children see the toy whispering in your ear, you repeat the sounds, look puzzled and then say the word straight after. For example, ‘What do you like to do in the playground?’ The toy speaks silently in your ear and then you repeat back ‘h-o-p’ looking puzzled and then blend the word and say with relief, ‘hop!’ Invite your child to speak like the toy: Do you think you could try toy talk? Say h-o-p: (your child repeats ‘h-o-p’). Ask the toy again, What else do you like to do? Think of examples with only single syllables e.g. skip, jump, run etc. Visit the Phonics Play website for lots of fun games and activities. Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write their first name ask them to write their surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow. Use chalk or paintbrushes and water on a path or wall in your garden to mark make or practice forming the letters in their name. The children can form letters by following our pre-cursive formation or in print form. Put some shaving foam, flour or salt in a tray and encourage the children to use their fingers to make snail trails.  Draw pictures of the seaside and things you would find at the seaside.
Other Learning Activities for this week:
Log on to Espresso and watch the video, ‘At the seaside’ (Foundation) and discuss. Offer a range of natural and man-made seashore objects, e.g. shells, pebbles, wood, plastic bottles or everyday objects in a washing up bowl/water tray. Children can investigate which objects float and which objects sink.• Can the children talk about what happens when the different objects are put in the water?• Do they notice similarities and differences between the objects? Use play dough to make your own whales, snails and sandcastles. Use readymade play dough or follow the playdough recipe on our webpage to make your own.