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Welcome to Nursery home learning

School is now closed for the Summer Holiday. Thank you for all your hard work completing the activities set over the last sixteen weeks which are on this page and also the Tasks for March, April and May tab. I hope that you have enjoyed them and please remember that you can dip in and out of these activities throughout the holidays. 

Mrs Raynor

 

Do you like to sing, then SING along you can, just click on the picture below for Nursery Rhymes, the Rainbow Song and more:

 

Amazon Audible Books available as long as schools are closed. Instantly stream an incredible collection of stories. Click on the picture below.

 

Ideas for Maths - click on the image below:

BBC BITESIZE Primary levels aged 3-11 lessons

Click on the links below to take you to the sites

Twinkl resources for Nursery children to download, you can sign up for FREE.

Cbeebies for developing reading skills.

Cbeebies literacy, fun and free literacy games and activities

Cbeebies Radio podcasts of stories for you to download and listen to.

Oxford Owl free during school closure eBook library, all  eBooks are tablet-friendly​. To register for Oxford Owl FREE eBooks click on the owl below.​

Oak National Academy From today, Monday 20th April, parents can access 180 lessons a week for every year group from Reception through to Year 10, through a new online platform, Oak National Academy. 

Click this link to our Useful Website and Information page where you will find some good Home Learning sites.



Friday 17th July

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. I can't believe that this will be the last blog on this page. Thank you for all your hard work completing the activities set over the last sixteen weeks, I hope that you have enjoyed them and please remember that you can dip in and out of these activities throughout the holidays. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday and that you have lots of fun. I can't wait to see you all again in September for a brand new school year.

 

Today is Friday and this has become our speaking and listening day. So when you have lunch today or a snack, take time to sit and chat with your grown up.

 

What have you been doing this week?

What have you enjoyed doing and why?

What didn't you like doing and why?

What would you like to do next week?

How can you be a good listener?

How can you keep yourself safe?

 

Sing some songs:

Five little men in a flying saucer.

When I was one.

One finger, one thumb, keep moving.

All the rhymes are on the website above. Just click on the a-z of rhymes and scroll down to find them.

 

Share a book with your grown up. Share a counting story if you have one. I have found Counting on the farm on you tube.

 

 

Before I sign off for the summer I would just like to give you a few ideas of how to keep up the momentum of learning over the holidays.

Try to:

Practice counting out loud to 10.

Practice counting objects 1 for 1 to 10.

Form the letters in your name. 

Develop good pencil grip and control.

Sing lots and lots, any songs that you know and maybe make some up yourself.

Share lots and lots of stories with your grown up.

Take time to listen, talk and play some of our listening games.

 


 

Take Care and Stay Safe.

Mrs.Raynor


Thursday 16th July

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. I'm so pleased that lots of you have been to school for your summer activity packs, please don't forget that we close on Friday if you would like to get one.

 

Today I thought that you could have a creative day. Look around your kitchen cupboards with your grown up and see if you can find some boxes or tubes or jars that you could use to make a model.

Don't worry if you don't have creative materials at home, you could use some bedsheets and some chairs to make a den. You could be a bear in a cave or one of the three little pigs in their house. Just let your imagination go wild.

 

On the Cbeebies website at the top of this page is a link called Make and Colour which has lots of ideas for creative cardboard creatures.

 

Sing some songs:

The animal fair.

The bear went over the mountain.

Down in the jungle.

All these rhymes are on the website above. Just click on the a-z of rhymes and scroll down to find them.

 

Share a story with your grown up. I have found Shark in the Park which is one of our favourite rhyming stories at school.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor

 

 


 

 

Wednesday 15th July

Good Morning,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Please remember that you can pick up a summer activity pack from the office. Mrs.Lawton has informed me that the nursery web page will stay on the website until September. This means that you can dip in and out of the activities as you like.

 

Today the weather forecast is good, so I thought that you could have a physical day. Spend lots of time outdoors, jumping, running, hopping,skipping. You could make an obstacle course in your garden using your toys. You could time the members of your family and have a competition. 

Practice throwing and catching a large ball, play some football.

You could count how many times you can bounce, catch or kick the ball, bringing some numeracy into your activity.

 

Sing some songs:

Click Cbeebies to watch and sing, there are lots of songs to sing along to.

 

Share a book with your grown up. Any rhyming stories that you have would be good, see if you can hear the rhyming words or maybe think of your own. 

Each Peach Pear Plum is a lovely rhyming story on you tube.

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Tuesday 14th July

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Please remember that the summer packs are available at the office for you to pick up.

 

Today I thought that you could practice your listening skills.

 

Select a soft toy from your home to hide.

One person hide the toy and the other person can find it.

Take turns to hide and find.

To give clues to find the toy use your voice. 

Sing high for hot and low for cold.

Listen carefully to follow the clues.

 

Listening Moment

Stop and listen for 1 minute ( use a timer to help you.) 

Talk to your grown up about what you could hear.

Take turns to listen.

Compare results.

Move to a different area to see if you can hear other sounds.

 

Sing some songs:

 

The Grand Old Duke of York

 

Miss Molly

 

Ring a Rosie

All the words are in your booklet.

 

Share a book with your grown up, any of your favourite stories. I have found Smiley Shark by Ruth Galloway. This is a book we are familiar with at school.

 

Take Care.

 

Mrs. Raynor


Monday 13th July

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. I hope you have enjoyed the weekend and the beautiful weather. Please remember to collect your summer packs from the office before we close on Friday.

 

Today I thought that you could practice your maths skills. Today we will focus on addition, 1 more.

Collect 10 things from your toy box.

Put them in a line, saying 1 more as you add them.

Count 1 for 1 to 10 using your finger to help you.

Count out loud to 10 then 20.

Have a look at some games on the DB Primary website at the top of this page. Select Counting and Ordering and focus on the games 1-5 then 1-10.

 

Sing some songs:

Five Currant Buns.

Five Little Ducks.

Ten Fat Sausages.

All the words for these rhymes are in your booklet.

 

Share a book with your grown up, any counting book that you have would be good. Don't forget to use your finger to help you count 1 for 1.

I have found Counting Crocodiles on you tube.

 

Hope you enjoy these activities.

Take Care 

Mrs. Raynor


Friday 10th July

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and staying safe. Just a reminder that I have put together some activities in a summer pack. These are available for you to collect from the office at your convenience.

 

Today is Friday and this has become our speaking and listening day. While you are eating your lunch or having a snack today take time to chat to your grown up.

What have you been doing this week?

What have you enjoyed doing and why?

What haven't you enjoyed doing and why?

What activities would you like to do again?

What are you really good at doing?

How can you be a good listener?

How can you keep yourself safe?

 

Sing some songs

:

Row your boat.

Clap, clap hands.

One finger, one thumb, keep moving.

One, two, buckle my shoe.

All these rhymes are available on the website above. Just click on the a-z of rhymes and scroll down to find them.

 

Share a book with your grown up. Choose your favourite story book from home. See if you can find the title, the author, the beginning and remember to turn the pages carefully. Maybe you could read the story to your grown up using the picture clues to help you.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Thursday 9th July

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today at school I received a certificate for our potatoes from Mrs.Hill. Before we went into lockdown you may remember that Mrs. Hill came into school and helped us to plant some potatoes. Well I'm pleased to say that our potatoes have done really well and we have a certificate for our hard work.

 

 

Today I thought that we could focus on some shape work.

 

Look around your house and collect a variety of objects of different shapes.

Put them into a bag that you can't see through.

Shake the bag and close your eyes.

Feel inside the bag and select a shape.

See if you can describe the shape.

Use language like sides, corners, straight and curved.

Take turns with your grown up.

 

When you go for a walk today or maybe just in your garden. Have a look for shapes outside.

What shape is your door?

What shapes can you see on your path?

What shape are your windows?

 

Sing some songs:

The Singing Walrus on you tube has lots of maths, shape songs.

 

Share a book with your grown up. Any shape stories that you have at home would be good. I have found Shapes for Lunch by Deborah Schecter on you tube.Hope you enjoy these activities.

 

Take Care

 

Mrs.Raynor


 

Wednesday 8th July

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Don't forget to make sure you pick up your summer pack from the office when you can.

 

Today I thought that you could have a creative day. We could link it to mini beasts. See if you can make a spider web using some string or wool that you have at home. You could do some weaving, in and out strokes promoting good coordination. 

Copy some of the letter patterns from the sheets in your pack and see if you can form some patterns into your web. Maybe you could write some letter patterns using a pot of water and a paintbrush, making big movements as you write.

 

If you have any creative materials you could make a spider to go on your web and maybe some other mini beasts to play with her.

 

Sing some songs:

Incy Wincy Spider.

 

Hickory Dickory Dock.

Little Miss Muffet.

All the words for these rhymes are in your booklet.

 

Share a book with your grown up. I have found The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle on you tube.

 

Take Care.

Mrs. Raynor


Tuesday 7th July

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and staying safe. I have put together some summer packs full of literacy, numeracy and exciting activities to do. These are available at the office for you to collect whenever it is convenient for you to do so.

 

Today I thought that you could focus on some writing activities.

Using your name card to help you, see if you can form all the letters in your name.

Using the number formation sheet in your pack, see if you can write some numbers 1 to 10.

Remember to focus on how you hold your pencil.

You could write a letter or draw a picture and give it to or send it to one of your relatives.

 

Sing some songs:

Tommy Thumb.

Wind a bobbin.

Heads and Shoulders.

These are good rhymes to develop finger control and coordination. The words for these rhymes are in your booklet.

 

Share a book with your grown up. Any rhyming book that you have would be good. Listen carefully and see if you can pick out the rhyming words. I have found The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson on you tube. This is a story we have shared at school, I hope you like it.Take Care

 

Mrs. Raynor

 


Monday 6th July

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. I hope you have all had a good weekend in spite of the weather. 

 

Today I thought that you could focus on some measuring. See if you can collect some ribbons from around your house or shoe laces or socks will do. Compare the variety of lengths and use the language long, short, longest, shortest.

Count out loud to 10 then 20.

Order your number cards 1 to 10.

Count up to 10 objects 1 for 1 to 10 using your finger to help you.

 

Sing some number songs. I have found some Numberblock songs on the Cbeebies website at the top of this page.

bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/playlist-numberblocks-songs

 

Share a book with your grown up, any counting book would be good. Remember to count the items 1 for 1, use your finger to help you.

I have found Jaspers Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth on you tube. This story talks about the days of the week which you could practice and is a story we are familiar with at school.

Hope you enjoy these activities.

 

I have put together a summer pack, full of activities to develop numeracy, literacy and creative skills. These are available to pick up at the school office anytime. Just ring the bell on the gate and we will bring them out to you.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor  


Friday 3rd July

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. It has been lovely to see some of your parents this week. They have been telling me all about you, how clever you are and how you are getting really good at writing your names and writing numbers. 

Today is Friday and this has become our speaking and listening day. While you are having lunch or having a snack today have a chat with your grown up. Talk about:

What have you been doing this week?

What activities have you enjoyed doing and why?

What activities haven't you enjoyed and why?

What are you really good at doing?

What would you like to do next week?

How can you be a good listener?

How can you keep yourself safe?

 

Sing some songs:

Heads and Shoulders.

One finger, One thumb.

Tommy Thumb.

The words for the rhymes are on the website above. Just click on the a-z of rhymes and scroll down.

 

Share a book with your grown up. Look carefully at the title, the author and turn the pages carefully. You might like to read the story yourself using the picture clues to help you. I have found a nice story to watch on you tube. The Tiger who came to tea.

 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and if you have some time there are lots of new things to look at on our website. Mr. Brown has a new video update and Mrs. Lawton has done a brilliant job making our website look amazing with lots of new information.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Thursday 2nd July

Good Morning everyone, 

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today as the weather is set to improve I thought it would be a good idea to get out into the garden. Use any toys or equipment that you have in the garden to make yourself an obstacle course. You could take it in turns with your grown up to complete the course and time yourself.  You could try to beat your score.  See if you can practice your hopping, jumping, skipping skills and throwing and catching a large ball. Take some music outside and dance and move. Hope you enjoy this while keeping yourself fit.

 

Sing some songs;

A good cd to listen to is the Sticky Kids cd.

This is great for exercise and moving to music.

You can find this on you tube.

We are familiar with the Circle Song and Music, Music, Music. 

 

Share a book with your grown up, any rhyming book will be good. See if you can pick out the rhyming words and maybe think of some of your own rhyming words. I have found some brilliant rhyming stories on you tube that we have listened to at school.

Oi Frog and Oi Dog by Kes Gray

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor

 


 

Wednesday 1st July

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today I thought that it would be good to go for a walk in the woods. See if you can make a den with what you can find around you. You might be able to make a house for the three bears or a fairy house with a secret door. It could be a house for Stickman or anyone that you can think of. I hope you enjoy this activity. 

 

Sing some songs:

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears.

 

Wiggly Woo.

 

Yellow bird.

These can be found on the website above. Just click on the a-z of rhymes and scroll down to find them.

 

Share a story with your grown up. I have found Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen on you tube.Take Care

 

Mrs.Raynor

 


Tuesday 30th June

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today I thought that you might like to play some of our listening games. 

Find a stick or something to tap things and go out into your garden. In school we have used a clave. Tap the things around you and listen to the different sounds. You could make up your own tunes with the different sounds. Listen carefully to the sounds your grown up has found and you can compare the sounds. Which one do you like and why?

If you go on a walk today you could turn it into a listening walk. Stop occasionally on your walk and just listen for 1 minute. Discuss the sounds that you can hear with your grown up.

I have found some rhyming games on the Cbeebies website above. Just click on games and scroll down to find them.

 

Sing some songs:

I went to visit a farm one day.

One man went to mow.

Old MacDonald had a farm.

These songs are on the website above. Just click on the link above and select the a-z of rhymes and scroll down to find them.

 

Share a book with your grown up. Any rhyming books will be good. I have found Fidgety Fish by Ruth Galloway on you tube for you to share.

Take Care

Mrs.Raynor

 


 

Monday 29th June

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you all had a good weekend and you are all well. Today I thought that you might enjoy some counting games.

 

Count out loud to 10 and then to 20.

Find 10 objects and put them in a line, using your finger to help you, see if you can count them individually.

Using the number cards in your pack, put them in order from 1 to 10.

Empty your sock drawer and mix up the socks.

 

 

See if you can put them into pairs.

Count the socks in 2s up to 10.

 

Look on the Cbeebies website at the top of this page and click on games. There are lots of fun number games for you to play. Counting games, ordering number games and recognising number games. I hope you enjoy them.

 

Sing some songs:

One, two buckle my shoe.

One tomato, two tomatoes.

These rhymes are on the website at the top of this page. Just click on the a-z of rhymes and scroll down to find them.

 

Share a book with your grown up. Any counting book that you have at home will be good. Remember to count the items 1 for 1 using your finger to help you. I have found a counting story on you tube.

Spot can count

 

Take Care.

Mrs. Raynor


Friday 26th June

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe in this lovely weather. Today is Friday and our speaking and listening day. When you are having lunch today maybe you could make it a picnic and sit outside. You could chat with your grown up and talk about.

What have you been doing this week?

What have you enjoyed doing and why?

What didn't you like doing and why?

What are you really good at doing?

What would you like to do next week?

How can you be a good listener?

How can you keep yourself safe?

 

Sing some songs:

Wind a bobbin.

Wheels on the bus.

Ring a Rosie

The words can be found in your booklet.

 

Share a story with your grown up, any rhyming stories would be good. See if you can hear the rhyming words. Don't forget to look for the title, the author and to find the beginning. I have found a nice rhyming story on you tube. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.

 

Take Care

 

Mrs.Raynor


Thursday 25th June

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. I hope you are enjoying the lovely weather we are having. Today I thought it would be a good idea to do some work outside. Collect a variety of empty containers from around the house and some jugs of water. You can fill and empty the containers, try to remember to use some of the language that we know, full, empty, all gone. See if you can estimate how many jugs of water it will take to fill your containers.

 

Sing some songs and dance around the garden. Sticky Kids is a good moving to music video to listen to.

 

 

 

Share a book with your grown up. You might have a story about water at home that you could read or I have found The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister on you tube.

 

Hope you enjoy these activities and stay safe in the sun.

 

Take Care

Mrs.Raynor


Wednesday 24th June

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today I thought that you could have a creative day. Select some empty boxes from your kitchen, yogurt pots or kitchen roll tubes, anything that you can find to make your model. You can make anything that you can think of or maybe a house. It could be for the three little pigs or the three bears. You might like to make some of the characters too. You could paint them if you have paints at home or decorate them with anything that you have.

 

Sing some songs:

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears.

The animal fair.

Down in the jungle.

All these songs are on the website above. Just select a-z of rhymes and scroll down to find them. 

 

Share a book with your grown up. Any traditional stories that you have at home would be good. I have found some fairy stories on DB Primary. Select topics, literature then fairy stories. You could also do some fairy tale drawings using the drawing tools.

Hope you enjoy these activities.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Tuesday 23rd June

Good Morning everyone,

 I hope you are well and keeping safe. Today I thought that you could play a listening game with your grown up. It's called copy the sound. 

Stand with your grown up, adult to lead starting with one body movement and child to copy. You can do up to three movements maybe more, then take it in turns to copy. These movements can be a clap, stamp etc.

 

Sing some songs:

Wiggly Woo

When I was one.

There's a hole in the bottom of the sea.

All these songs are on the website above. Just click on a-z of rhymes and scroll down to find them.

 

Share a book with your grown up. I have found The Bravest Fish by Matt Cunningham on you tube if you can access it.

 

Take Care

Mrs.Raynor


Monday 22nd June

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well and had a good weekend. Today I thought you could play some number games.

Write some numbers on some small A5 sized paper. Numbers 1 to 10.

Screw the paper up into balls and place them in the middle of the floor between you and your grown up.

Take turns to select a number ball and open it. 

See if you can recognise and name the numbers.

When you have all the numbers, put them in order 1 to 10.

 

Go outdoors and see if you can march 10 times, jump, hop, clap 10 times.

Maybe you could write some numbers 1 to 10, you could use the number rhyme sheet in your pack to help you. You could use a bucket of water and a paintbrush if you have one.

 

Sing some songs:

Ten in the bed.

Ten green bottles.

The words are in your booklet.

 

Share a book, any counting book that you have at home will be good. Remember to count the objects 1 for 1. I have found a counting story on you tube if you are able to look at it.

 

Hope you enjoy these activities.

 

Take Care

 Mrs. Raynor


Friday 19th June

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today is Friday and it has become our speaking and listening day. This is a good chance to take time to talk about your feelings and thoughts. Take time maybe at meal times to chat.

What have you been doing this week?

What have you enjoyed doing?

What didn't you enjoy?

What are you really good at?

How can you be a good listener?

How can you keep yourself safe?

What would you like to do next week?

 

Sing some songs:

I can sing a Rainbow.

If you're happy and you know it.

The Hokey Cokey.

All these songs are on the website above. Click on the link and select the a-z of rhymes and scroll down to find them.

 

Share a book with your grown up. I have found The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister on you tube. This story is about feelings, sharing and taking turns. Hope you enjoy it.

 

Take Care. 

 

Mrs. Raynor


Thursday 18th June

Good Morning everyone, 

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today I would like you to focus on some positional language. Select a toy from home and a chair for it to sit on. We have played this game at school with our monkey Kuami. 

Put the toy in a variety of positions around the chair and take it in turns with your grown up to do this. Take turns to describe where the teddy is. Try to use language like, under, on top, at the side etc. Hope you enjoy this game.

 

At the top of this page there are some good number games to try. Click on Bud's number garden and you can practice your number recognition and counting and sequencing.

 

Sing some songs:

Wind a bobbin.

Incy Wincy Spider.

Heads and Shoulders.

The words for these songs are all in your booklet.

 

Share a story with your grown up. Tiddler by Julia Donaldson is a good rhyming story.

 

Take Care.

Mrs. Raynor

 

 


 

Wednesday 17th June

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today I thought that you could play a memory game called Kim's game. 

Select up to ten items from your house or toybox.

Put the items on a tray.

Study them carefully, then cover them up.

Adult to remove one item.

See if you can say which item has been removed.

Repeat, removing different items.

 

I have found lots more puzzles and quizzes on the cbeebies website at the top of this page. Just click on the link and select puzzles and quizzes.

 

Sing some songs:

Clap, clap hands 1,2,3.

Here is the beehive.

Row, row, row your boat.

These songs are on the website above. Just select the a-z of rhymes and scroll down to find them.

 

Share a book with your grown up. Select your favourite story from home. don't forget to look at the title, the author and to find the beginning and turn the pages carefully.

 

Take Care.

Mrs.Raynor


Tuesday 16th June

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today I thought it would be good to practice some handwriting and hand strengthening activities. Practice some letter patterns from your pack, circles and loops would be good. Practice writing your name using your letter formation sheet to help you. You could write outside, maybe letters or numbers using chalk or water. 

You could make some dough, the recipe is below and a video to watch too then you can take part in the dough disco on you tube.

Dough recipe

2 cups plain flour

2 tbsp veg oil.

1/2 cup salt.

1-11/2 cup water.

Food colouring.

 

 

Sing some songs:

 

Tommy Thumb.

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

The words are in your booklet.

One finger, One thumb.

1, 2, buckle my shoe.

These songs are on the website above. Just select a-z of rhymes and scroll down.

 

Share a book with your grown up. I have found Tiddler by Ruth Galloway.

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoy these activities. 

Take Care

Mrs.Raynor

 

 


 

Monday 15th June

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today I thought that you could do some measuring. Select some items from your house or your toybox to measure. Using some duplo or lego bricks, see how many bricks long your items are. Use some of the language that we have been learning at school, long, short, longest, shortest. See if you can estimate how many bricks long something is and then check. Compare two objects and see if you can say which one is the longest and which one is the shortest. I hope you do well with this activity. 

If you look on the maths activity website at the top of this page there is a lego pattern game that you could try, it's number 2.

 

Sing some songs:

Five little men in a flying saucer.

One tomato, two tomatoes.

One man went to mow.

You can find these songs on the website above. Just select the a-z of rhymes and scroll down to find them.

 

Share a book with your grown up, any counting book that you have at home will be good. Remember to count the items slowly and one for one. I have found a story called Counting Crocodiles on You Tube that looks good.

Take Care

 

Mrs. Raynor


Friday 12th June

Good Morning everyone,

 I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today is Friday, our speaking and listening day. Take some time with your grown up today to discuss your feelings and ideas. You could maybe do this at a meal time or a quiet time of your day. Talk about:

What you have been doing this week.

What have you enjoyed doing?

What haven't you enjoyed doing?

What would you like to do next week?

What are you good at doing?

How can you keep yourself safe?

How can you be a good listener?

 

Sing some songs: 

Five little men in a flying saucer.

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.

One, two buckle my shoe.

These songs are on the website above, just go to the a-z of rhymes and scroll down to find them.

 

Share a book with your grown up, you could choose a story that you have at home. See if you can find the title, the author, the beginning and remember to turn the pages carefully when reading it. I have found a good story to share on You Tube called Going on a Bear Hunt. 

 

 

 

 

Attachments area

Preview YouTube video 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

Hope you have a good weekend. 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


 

Thursday 11th June

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. If you have a spare minute don't forget to look at our website, it has some information on our transition evenings for children starting reception in September.

 

Today I thought it would be nice to have a creative day. Have a look around your garden and see if you can find some grass, sticks, twigs or pebbles. You might find some on your walk today. You could make a Stickman and maybe some of his family. Have a look in your cupboards for some boxes, packets, egg boxes to create a model. Maybe you could make a mini beast or an animal of your choice or a car, bus etc, anything you like. You can find some ideas at.

feltmagnet.com/crafts/how-to-make-egg-carton-crafts

 

Sing some songs.

Wiggly Woo, Yellow Bird and Down in the jungle are fun songs to sing. You can find them on the website above. Just select the a-z of rhymes and scroll down to find them.

 

Share a story with your grown up. It would be nice to read Stickman if you have made a model of him. I have found the story on You Tube. 

youtube.com/watch?v=P8pKjYgjPLI

I hope you enjoy these activities and let your imagination go wild. Have fun.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor

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Wednesday 10th June

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Please remember to visit our school website for all the latest updates. Mr. Brown has put a new video on there which gives some information about our transition plans. I hope you will find this useful.

 

Today I thought that you could practice your listening skills. You could plan a drum walk or maybe just play the game in your garden. Find a stick, anything will do, a wooden spoon or a drumstick. We have used claves at school. Tap things that are around you and listen to the sounds. See how many different sounds you can find. Railings make a very good sound when you run your stick along them. Play this game with your grown up or one of your family members and you can listen to their sounds too. When you have found a variety of sounds you can make up your own tune or make a tune together. You could sing one of your favourite songs and tap out the tune. I hope you enjoy this activity.

 

Sing some songs. 

The bear went over the mountain.

The big ship sails on the ally ally oh.

The animal fair.

All these rhymes are on the website above. Just select the a-z of rhymes and scroll down to find them.

 

Share a story with your grown up. Any rhyming books that you have at home would be good. Listen carefully and see if you can recognise the words that rhyme and if you can, try to think of your own rhyming words.

Oi Frog and Oi Dog are two great rhyming books on You Tube that you could listen to. 

 

Take Care.

 

Mrs. Raynor


Tuesday 9th June

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and staying safe. I hope that today the weather is good and I thought that you could do some physical exercise outside. If you have some outdoor equipment see if you can make an obstacle course for yourself. Practice jumping, climbing, hopping and skipping. You could ask your grown up to time you around your course and maybe other members of your family would like to have a turn too. Practice throwing and catching a ball and kicking it. 

 

Sing some songs. Sticky Kids on Youtube has some great songs to move to and we have danced to Music, Music, Music and The Circle Song at school. 

 

 

Share a book with your grown up. I have found A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson on Youtube. or you can choose one of your favourite stories from home. Remember to talk about the title, the author and how to handle the book carefully. Hope you have fun.

 

Take Care.

Mrs. Raynor


Monday 8th June

Good Morning everyone,

 I hope you are all well and have had a good weekend. Today I thought that you could experiment with some weighing. Select a variety of items from your kitchen or anywhere around your home. If you do have some weighing scales you can use them if not, you could hold two items in your hands. Try to use some language to describe how the objects feel. Heavy, light, heaviest, lightest, lighter, heavier. See if you can predict which object is going to be the heaviest or the lightest.. Compare the weights of objects. If you can find some large objects that are light that would be helpful and will help you to understand that not all large things are heavy.

 

Sing some songs.

Ten in the bed Ten Green Bottles and Five currant buns are good counting rhymes and the words are in your booklet.

 

Share a story. Any counting book would be good and remember to count the objects slowly and one for one using your finger to help you. If there are numbers in the story see how many you can recognise and name.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor.


Friday 5th June

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today is Friday, our speaking and listening day. At some time today take time to sit down with your grown up and discuss your week.

 

What have you been doing this week?

Which activities did you enjoy and why?

Which activities didn't you like?

What would you like to do next week?

What is your favourite story?

What do you like about it?

How can you be a good listener?

How can you keep yourself safe?

 

Sing some songs. Row, row, row your boat and The Hokey Cokey are good songs to move to. The words are in your booklet. You could also put some music on and dance outside.

 

Share a story with your grown up. There are some traditional stories on DB Primary. Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. If you log in select topics then look under stories, if you have forgotten your log in details then please ring school 01484 842154.

Hope you have a great weekend.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Thursday 4th June

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today I thought that you could practice your writing skills. Practice writing your name using your name card. You can use the letter formation sheet in your pack to help you. Remember to hold your pencil correctly. You could practice writing some numbers too, there is a number formation sheet in your pack to help you. See if you can draw some people, maybe your family members or your pet if you have one. If the weather is nice you could practice writing outside with some water and a paintbrush. 

If you have some time you could make some playdough and practice rolling, pinching and squashing the dough. This will help to strengthen your finger muscles. It's quite easy to make.

Recipe

2 tbsp veg oil.

2 cups plain flour.

1/2 cup salt.

1 cup water.

Mix together slowly, add any food colouring of your choice.

 

Sing some songs.

Wind a bobbin is a good song for developing coordination.Tommy Thumb is a favourite song, very tricky to do but good for developing muscles.

All the words can be found in the booklet in your pack.

 

Share a book with your grown up. Choose your favourite story, talk about the title, author and see if you can find the beginning don't forget to turn the pages carefully when reading it. I hope you have fun with these activities.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Wednesday 3rd June

Good Morning everyone,

 I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today would be a good day to practice your listening skills. On your walk today you could do a listening walk. As you walk, stop and listen for a few minutes, discuss with your grown up what you could hear and listen to what they could hear. Try this a few times on your walk as you will probably hear different things in different places. If you are not going out today you could play a listening moment game. Sit quietly and see if you can listen for one minute, you can time this. Discuss with your grown up what you could hear. You could play this game inside or outside. 

Sing some songs.

Down in the jungle and Old MacDonald had a farm are on the website at the top of this page. Just click on the Nursery Rhymes and then select the A-Z of songs and scroll down to find them.

Share a book with your grown up. I have found Superworm by Julia Donaldson on You Tube.

Hope you enjoy these activities.

 

Take Care

Mrs.Raynor 

 


Tuesday 2nd June

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today I thought that you could focus on shape recognition and using the correct language to describe the shapes. You could complete the butterfly shape sheet in your pack or the pizza sheet. Look carefully around your house and collect some items that are different shapes, triangles, circles, oblongs and squares. Put the shapes into a bag that you can't see through and give them a shake. Take turns with your adult to put your hand in the bag and feel the shapes. See if you can describe what the shape feels like, using words like corners, sides etc. See if you can name the shape without looking at it and then check if you are correct. When you have guessed all the shapes put them into groups. When you go outside today have a look in your garden or on your walk and see what different shapes you can see.

What shapes can you see on your path?

What shape is your front door?

What shape are the windows?

Can you see any circles outside?

 

Sing some songs. The Singing Walrus has lots of shape songs for kids. You can find this on You Tube.

 

Share a story with your grown up. If you have any shape books at home that would be good or I have found a story called, Shapes for Lunch by Deborah Schecter on You Tube. Hope you enjoy these activities.

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Monday 1st June

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and had a good weekend. Today I would like you to focus on your counting and number skills. Using the number cards in your pack, turn the card over and see if you can recognise and name the numbers 1 to 10. See if you can put the numbers in order from 1 to 10. Collect 10 items from your home, 10 cars or toys anything you like and put them in a line. Using your finger to help you, count them slowly remembering to touch each one as you count. You can do some counting outside in your garden too. March around the garden 10 steps then 20. Jump, hop and clap 10 times counting each one as you do it. See if you can throw and catch a ball 10 times and practice bouncing the ball.

 

Sing some songs. Ten in the bedTen green bottles and 1,2,3,4,5 are good counting rhymes and the words are in your booklet.

 

Share a book with your grown up, any counting book that you have at home will be good. Remember to count the objects 1 for 1 using your finger to help you. Jasper's Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth is a good story to read and focuses on the days of the week. You can find the story on You Tube.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Friday 29th May

Good Morning everyone,

It's been lovely to speak to most of you this week. Please remember to check out the website if you can for all the up to date messages from school. We are also looking for a new parent governor and the details are on there if you are interested.

 

Today is our speaking and listening day. Take some time to chat to your grown up today, maybe at dinnertime or when you are eating your tea.

 

What have you been doing this week?

What activities did you like and why?

What activities didn't you like and why?

What activities would you like to do again?

What are you really good at doing?

What would you like to do next week?

How can you be a good listener?

How can you keep yourself safe?

 

Sing some songs.

Row your boat and Hokey Cokey are on the website above and Sticky Kids are on You Tube which is good for music and movement. The song we know is Music, Music,Music.

 

Share a book with your grown up. The Tiger who came to tea by Judith Kerr is also on You Tube for you to read. Hope you have a great weekend. Look after yourselves and take care.

 

Mrs. Raynor


Thursday 28th May

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather and managing to spend lots of time outside. Today I thought that it might be nice to be a good detective when you are on your walk.

See if you can recognise any of the numbers on the doors that you pass.

Can you see any shapes. Triangles, circles, squares or oblongs?

 

What shape are the windows on the houses?

What colour are the doors?

Look at the gardens you pass. What do you recognise?

How many steps does it take from your front door to your gate?

What colour are the cars you can see?

 

Sing some songs. Ring A Rosie, Heads and Shoulders and Hickory Dickory Dock.

The words are in your booklet. Put some music on and dance outside.

 

Share a book with your grown up. There are some traditional stories on You Tube that you could share. The Gingerbread Man or The Three Little Pigs are some of our favourite ones or you may have some traditional stories of your own. Hope you enjoy these activities.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Wednesday 27th May

Good Morning everyone,

 I hope you are all well and keeping safe. It has been lovely to speak to some of you already this week and it's good to know that you are enjoying the activities on the website. 

Please take time to look on the website. Mr. Brown has put a video on there explaining our plans to open at Nields.

 

Today I thought that you could play our memory game with your grown up. Kim's Game.

 

Select 10 items from your house, anything will do or you could stick to a theme.

Place them on a tray and try to remember what you can see.

Cover them with the cloth and ask your grown up to remove one.

Look again at the tray and see if you can tell what's missing.

You can change the items and repeat the game.

 

Sing some songs. The Wheels on the bus and Wind a Bobbin are songs that we have learnt at school and the words are in your booklet.

 

Share a book with your grown up. Select your favourite book from your collection at home. See if you can find the title, the author and the beginning of your story and if you can, use the picture clues to read the story. 

 

Take Care

Mrs Raynor


Tuesday 26th May

Good Morning everyone,

 I hope you're all well and keeping safe. Today I thought it would be a good day to practice some handwriting. See if you can write your name, you can use the letter formation sheet from your pack to help you. Practice some of the letter writing patterns, straight lines and loops would be good. You could use pens and paper or if you want to write some large letters you could use a bucket of water and a brush outdoors. Remember to use the letter rhymes to help you.

 

Sing some songs. Tommy Thumb, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and Wind a Bobbin are good rhymes to develop finger strength. The words are in your booklet.

 

Share a book with your grown up.

Fidgety Fish and Clumsy Crab by Ruth Galloway are two good rhyming books that we have read at school.

These are available on You Tube. I Hope you enjoy these activities.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor

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