Week 4 - 24th January 2022
This week in Nursery we are going to be learning all about elephants! Do you know anything about elephants, like where they live and what they like to eat? Look at the picture and tell a grown up what you can see. Then, watch the video and listen carefully to the facts about elephants. Listen out for the word 'herbivore'. Can you tell your grown up what this means?
In Phonics today we played a game of guess the animal. Can you make a collection of toy animals that you have at home - they can be wild, pets or farmyard animals. Line them all up and see if you can make the different animal sounds (get your grown up to guess them!) Then, your grown up has to describe an animal, for you to guess what it is, for example, it has four legs, it has a tail, it has whiskers, it is grey, it can be a pet, it meows - it's a cat etc. Listen carefully to the clues and play 'Guess the Animal' game!
Can you draw or paint your own elephant picture? Can you add some grass and trees with leaves, using different coloured or textured paper?
Today in Maths we sang some number songs. See if your child can sing along, recognise and count along
Week 3 - 17th January 2022
This week at Nursery we are learning all about Tigers. Can your child tell you anything that they already know about this wild animal? Look at the picture below and talk about what you can see. Then have a go at drawing, painting or creating your own tiger picture.
Can you find out some 'facts' about tigers, like what they eat and where they live? Listen carefully to the video and listen for the words 'mammal' and 'carnivores'. Can you tell a grown up what these words mean?
Our story for this week is 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' by Judith Kerr. Could you have a tea party with some cuddly toys - what food would you have? I would love to see some pictures on Tapestry! Do you have any other Tiger stories at your house that you could share with a grown up?
Can you make a tower, using some building bricks or blocks? Can you count how many bricks in the tower, before it falls down?
Week 2 - 10th January 2022
This week in Phonics we have been counting and listening to the beat. We have also made up patterns, using our bodies to make sounds, in beats of 4, for example;
clap, clap, clap, clap,
stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp,
pat, pat, pat, pat, (patting our knees)
tap, tap, tap, tap (tapping one foot)
Then repeat the sequence. Try this out to the simple beat music below, following the pattern. Can your child think of any other body actions with sounds?
In Maths we looked at a little box and talked about some things that we thought would fit inside. Then we listened to the story 'Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell and talked about what was inside the different sized and shaped boxes.
Do you have a really small box at home? Could you go around the different rooms of your house, finding things that would fit inside it? Make 2 groups of objects - things that fit inside the small box and things that do not. Take a photograph and share with me on Tapestry.
As part of our new topic 'Where the Wild Things Are' we have talked to the children about what they think the word 'wild' means. They came up with lots of ideas for different animals so, we have decided to look at and learn about monkeys, this week. What can your child tell you about monkeys? Do they know where they live and what they like to eat? Can they draw or paint a picture of a monkey or their favourite 'wild' animal. I would love to see some pictures on Tapestry
Today we have listened to the story of 'A Squash and a Squeeze' by Julia Donaldson. We listened and talked about the words that mean 'little' and 'big'. We also counted how many things went into the house and showed that number on our fingers.
For Maths we have been singing counting songs. Today we learnt all about one - how many different things can you remember that there were one of, in this episode? Can you make your own collection of 1?