Welcome to our home learning page!
Every day during lockdown we will be providing ideas for activities that you and your children can do at home, all based around a different book each week. On Monday we will post a video of the story being read by one of our staff members, along with an overview of the activities for the week so that you can get prepared.
If you would like to share anything that you've done at home, you can email email@example.com
We'd love to see what you've been up to!
You can also find activity ideas on these recommended websites:
Stick and Stone
by Beth Ferry
Listen to the 'Stick and Stone' being read aloud by Jayne.
Today's arty challenge is to decorate a stone! The varnish isn't essential but if you want to keep it for longer it will help stop the colour from fading over time.
A favourite activity at Nursery is transient art. This means art that isn't fixed and can be moved and changed which is perfect for the little ones to explore and experiment with different images, colours and patterns.
Today's Maths activity is a simple but valuable one which helps your child develop an understanding of different measures and sizes.
This week's poem is all about friendship and how to be a good friend.
Lost and Found
By Oliver Jeffers
Listen to 'Lost and Found' being read aloud:
Today's challenge is to make a penguin out of some home craft resources. You can find instructions on how to make one in the word document below:
It's time to become a little scientist! Carry out a science experiment to learn the difference between floating and sinking, and investigate to find out which objects float and which sink.
Today you'll become a little meteorologist! Use the weather tally chart to keep track of the weather on different days. As you collect the data, compare to see which one occurs the most frequently. Have you seen any weather that isn't on the tally chart?
IT'S FRIDAY!!! The perfect time for a dance! Follow the actions on the penguin dance video, or you could even make up your own moves.
by Clare Foges
This week's story is being read by Jayne:
Today's activity is to dance, just like the foods in the story! Spin, wiggle and wave your hands to some music. What's your favourite song to dance to? You could even dance to the Kitchen Disco song:
It's time to do some magic painting! You'll need a lemon, a paintbrush, some paper, an iron and the instructions below...
Today's tasty activity is to make fruit kebabs! It could be a good opportunity for you to try a new type of fruit.
This week we have a rhyme to go along with our story. It's called 'The Apple'. What is your favourite type of apple to eat; green or red? Sweet or sour?
One Ted Falls Out of Bed
by Julia Donaldson
Tara from Rabbit Room is reading this week's story: 'One Ted Falls Out of Bed'.
Today's home learning challenge is to build a bed for a teddy bear. Hopefully you'll build one that keeps the teddy bears in their bed, unlike the one in the story!
Using an understanding positional language (such as under, behind, inside, in front of, on top of) is an important part of your child's Maths development. Use this fun balloon game to teach your child mathematical language!
Can you build a tower out of bricks like the one in the story? How high can you build it before it collapses? How many bricks did you use?
You could have a race...who can build the tallest tower in one minute?
This week's song is 'Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed'; a favourite with the children at Nursery!
While singing it you can use toys for the monkeys so that your child can practise counting them, and see what happens when you take one away.
Guess How Much I Love You in the Winter
by Sam McBratney
Listen to 'Guess How Much I Love you in the Winter', being read by Kez.
Play a game of 'I Spy...' together. There are lots of ways to play with younger children who haven't learnt their initial sounds. You can use colours or other descriptive words!
Food is difficult for birds to find at this time of year. We can help them by making birdfeeders to hang outside! Keep them well stocked and birds will keep on coming back for more.
It's time to wrap up warm! Have a go at our winter clothes activity, and discuss with your child why we wear the clothes that we do during winter.
Our song for this week is 'I'm a Great Big Snowman'. Did you make a snowman at the weekend?
Click here to see the learning that Rabbit Room have been doing about winter this week:
Pirates Love Underpants
by Claire Freedman
Pirates Love Underpants, read by Jayne
Wednesday's challenge is to make a pirate's treasure map!
Here is a song about pirates that you can learn at home. Try using objects or pictures to count along with the numbers!
Click here to see what activities Robin Room have been doing this week: