Welcome to Nursery's home learning page.

Each morning, staff will put your learning activities on this page.

Parents can share their children's learning or WOW moments by emailing your nursery teachers.

Each week staff will share children's work on our curriculum page to inspire each other. Go to curriculum journey, nursery to see the wonderful photographs and pictures we have created. If you would like your photograph to appear  remember to send it to the nursery teachers.

 

     

Remember at the end of each week at 3pm we will choose a Star of the Week. This will be someone who has sent in a lovely photograph or who has been busy learning on Bug Club, Education City or Purple Mash.     

We look forward to seeing what you have been learning! 

  

Summer Term 2
Our theme for this half term is ‘In the Future’

Our number rhyme for this week is 'Ten Little Dinosaurs'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjmGTbNLj6Q 

Friday 10th July, 2020

Good morning parents and children


Activity 1: Guided Reading


Today we would like you to join in with Guided Reading and help Mrs Sohal read the words. Remember to look carefully and use your phonic fingers to help you.
Now you have joined in, talk to your adult about the story. Which part of the story did you like the most? What part of the story did you like the most?
Draw a picture of your favourite part.

 

Activity 2:  Phonics and activity

 

Today we would like you to play the ‘I Spy’ game with the phonemes you have learnt this week. Can you remember them… ck, e, u, r .  Look around your home and when you find an object which has one of our special letters on show your adult. Here are some to help you…

  

Activity 3: Expressive Arts and Design

It’s time to get out your paint brushes and paint a picture of your favourite dinosaur. You could us handprints to help you if you wish. When you have finished and it has dried see if you can write the name of the dinosaur. You could write a label for his head, his leg,  his back and his tail. Remember to say the word very slowly “l--e--g” and write the letter sounds you can hear.


Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise your counting- help to count things you find around your home. You could try to add them together to see how many spoons and forks there are altogether. You could add the coats and the shoes! 
3. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.

 

Thursday 9th July, 2020

Good morning parents and children

Activity 1: Guided Reading

 

Yesterday we watched Mrs Sohal read the story ‘Magnus is Stuck’’. Today we would like you to retell the story. That means talk to your adult and tell them what happened. Here are some questions to help you and you can look at the pictures above.

How did the story begin?
What happened to Magnus?
How did Pip rescue Magnus?
What happened at the end of the story?

Activity 2:  Phonics and activity

 

Now you have watched Mrs Treasure we are going to be phonic superheroes! Our letter sound for today is ‘r’ and remember we say ‘r’ not ‘arr’. We would like you to search around your house like a detective and find all the objects beginning with ‘r’. You can collect them together or draw pictures of them. Here are some clues to get you started…

  
     

 

Activity 3: Physical Development

Today we would like you to stay fit and healthy. Ask your adult to search  ‘BBC teach Dinosaur Song’. See if you can join in with the actions and sing along with the words. Have a dinosaur stamping good time!


Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Use your login in details from your home learning pack to go on to Education City. There are lots of games for you to choose. If you have not got your login details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. You could try these…


 

Wednesday 8th July, 2020

 

Good morning parents and children


Activity 1: Guided Reading


Today we would like you to join in with some Guided Reading. Listen to Mrs Sohal and try to join in.
Now it is time to talk about the story with your adult. Try to answer the questions…
Who are the characters in the story?
How did Magnus get stuck in the tree?
How is Magnus feeling?
Who rescued Magnus?
How did she do this?
Do you think Slink was helping Pip?
Who are the characters in the story? 

 

Activity 2:  Phonics and activity


Now you have watched Mrs Treasure we would like you to draw a picture of a big umbrella. Which phoneme sound can you hear at the beginning of ‘umbrella’? Tell your adult. Now it’s time to see if you can write  the letter ‘u’. Remember we say ‘u’ and not ‘you’. We would like you to form the letter and write it all over your umbrella picture. How many beautiful ‘u’ letters have you written? Well done!

Activity 3: Expressive Arts and Design


Today Harry needs your help. His dinosaurs are growing too big for the bucket. We would like you to make a new home for them.  You can use boxes, and cardboard from around your home to help you. Have fun and we can’t wait to see your photographs. Here are some ideas to help you…

  

 

Things to keep trying every day …


1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.


2. Practise writing your name… remember to use your shark grip, snap, snap! 


3. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.
     

 

 

Tuesday 7th July, 2020

Good morning parents and children


Activity 1: Guided Reading

 

 

Today we would like you to join in with Guided Reading. Listen carefully to Mrs Sohal and try to join in.
Now it is time to talk about the story with your adult. Try to answer these questions…


What is the title of the book?
What is the weather like in the story?
What did Magnus put in the sack?
What do you think happens to Magnus?
Who do you think will rescue Magnus?

Activity 2:  Phonics and activity


 

Our letter sound for today is ‘e’ and remember we say ‘e’ not ‘eee’. You have watched Mrs Treasure and now we would like you to look at the pictures below. Which objects start with the phoneme ‘e’. Talk to your adult about them.

  

 

Activity 3: Mathematics


Harry needs your help to count his dinosaurs for him. We are going to help him to subtract. This means we are going to take dinosaurs away. You will need to find 10 of your toy dinosaurs. If you have not got any dinosaurs you can use 10 of your favourite toys. Ask your adult to help.

Challenge 1
You have 5 dinosaurs and 3 dinosaurs run away. How many dinosaurs are left?
Challenge 2
You have 6 dinosaurs and 2 dinosaurs hide in the cave. How many dinosaurs are left?
Challenge 3
You have 7 dinosaurs and 1 dinosaur goes back to bed. How many dinosaurs are left?

 

Things to keep trying every day …

1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Stay fit and healthy by going to http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/pe-at-home to try some of the challenges Miss Rice has found for you. You could try the Cool Catcher Challenge or CBeebies Boogie Beebies

 

 

Monday 6th July, 2020

Good morning children and parents.

Activity 1: Guided Reading

Listen to the story ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’.  Talk to your adult about it and see if you can answer these questions…

What did Harry find in the box with a lid?

Where does Harry keep his dinosaurs

Why is Harry sad when he goes on the train?

Who helps Harry?

How does Harry feel at the end of the story?

Activity 2: Literacy- Phonics

Now you have watched Mrs Willoughby we would like you to be a phonic detective. You will need your magnifying glass to help you search for objects that have ‘ck’ in them. Some of the objects have a ‘ck’ at the end and some have a ‘ck’ in the middle. Remember we say ‘ck’ not ‘kay’ ! Here are some ideas to get you started…

         

 

Activity 3: Understanding the World

Today we would like you to explore shadows. Shadows are made when the sun shines. Ask your adult to go outside to your garden. Put your dinosaur toy on the ground with a piece of paper. Have a look- can you see a shadow? See if you can draw round the dinosaur shape on the paper. If you have not got a dinosaur you can use one of your other toys. 

 

Things to keep trying every day …
1. If you are feeling like a very clever phonics detective you can ask your adult to help you to logon to Education City and try to find the ‘ck’ words. Have fun!

2. It’s time to join Baby Shark and learn to wash your hands to clean yourself fit and healthy. Are you ready… doo, doo, doo…

Ask your adult to search ‘Wash your hands with Baby Shark’.

 

Friday 3rd July, 2020

Good morning children and parents.

Activity 1: Guided Reading

Today we would like you to join in with Guided Reading and help Miss O’Rafferty read the words. Remember to look carefully and use your phonic fingers to help you.
Now you have joined in, talk to your adult about the story. Which part of the story did you like the most? If you could play a trick on your friend what would you do?

Activity 2: Literacy, Phonics

 

Today we would like you to play the ‘I Spy’ game with the phonemes you have learnt this week. Can you remember them… g,o,c,k .  Look around your home and when you find an object which has one of our special letters on show your adult. Here are some to help you…

"I spy the letter o"     "I spy the letter c"  

 

Activity 3: Physical Development

Keeping fit and healthy if very important for us and even for superheroes. Join Lucy Sparkles and her friends and see if you can do the superhero dance. Ask your adult to search for Lucy Sparkles, Superhero Dance. Have fun!

 

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise your counting- help to count things you find around your home. You could try to add them together to see how many spoons and forks there are altogether. You could add the coats and the shoes! 
3. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.

 

T hursday 2nd July, 2020 

Good morning parents and children

Activity 1: Guided Reading

 

 

Yesterday we watched Miss O’Rafferty read the story ‘Pip’s Prank’. Today we would like you to retell the story. That means talk to your adult and tell them what happened. Here are some questions to help you and you can look at the pictures above.


How did the story begin?
Where was Pip hiding?
What did Ben do when he saw the tree?
What happened at the end of the story?

 

Activity 2:  Phonics  and challenge

 

Now you have watched Mrs Treasure we are going to be phonic superheroes! Our letter sound for today is ‘n’ and remember we say ‘n’ not ‘en’. We would like you to search around your house like a detective and find all the objects beginning with ‘n’. You can collect them together or draw pictures of them. Here are some clues to get you started…

 

 

 

 

 

Activity 3: Communication, Attention and Language

 

It’s time to play the superhero listening game to find out if you can listen carefully. You will need to ask your family to join in and help you. You will also need some paper to crunch up, a pencil t drop, a saucepan lid to tap on, a pen to click on and anything else you can find which makes a noise (a rattle or a bell for example)


Player 1: closes their eyes and sits very still. No peeking!
Other players: One of the other players choses an object and makes a noise with it.
Player 1: Says the name of the object they can hear.
Were you correct? Have you got super listening?

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Use your login in details from your home learning pack to go on to Education City. There are lots of games for you to choose. If you have not got your login details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. You could try these…

 

 

Wednesday 1st July,2020

Activity 1: Guided Reading

 

Today we would like you to join in with some Guided Reading. Listen to Miss O’Rafferty and try to join in.
Now it is time to talk about the story with your adult. Try to answer the questions…
Who are the characters in the story?
What is Pip’s prank? What does she do?
How do you think Ben feels when he sees this?
How would you feel if Pip did this to you?


Activity 2:  Phonics

You will need these today to help you...

 

Our pen grip and Phase 2 sound mat

 

 

 

Now you have watched Mrs Treasure we would like you to try the superhero phonic challenge? Look carefully at the pictures below. The phoneme at the beginning of each word is missing. Talk to your adult and see if you can work out which phoneme it is. If you are feeling super clever you can even try to write the complete word. Have fun!

 

   

 

     _uck                 _og               _oor          _ad

 

Activity 3: Understanding the World 

 

Today it’s time to be a scientist and do some experiments. We would like you to find which objects float and which objects sink, that means they go to the bottom of the water. You will need a bowl and then find six objects around your home that you can test. Remember to ask you adult before you put it in the water! Here are some ideas..

 

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise writing your name… remember to use your shark grip, snap, snap! 

3. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.
     

Tuesday 30th June, 2020

Good morning parents and children

Activity 1:  Guided Reading

 

Today we would like you to join in with Guided Reading. Listen carefully to Miss O’Raffety and try to join in.
Now it is time to talk about the story with your adult. Try to answer these questions…
What is the title of the book? What is a prank?
What does Ben put in the hole?
Where is Pip hiding?
What do you think happens in the story?

 Activity 2:  Phonics and challenge


 

Now you have watched Mrs Treasure we are going to be phonic superheroes! Our letter sound for today is ‘i’ and remember we say ‘i’ not ‘eye’. We would like you to look at the pictures below. Which objects start with the phoneme ‘i’. Talk to your adult about them.

   

                   

Activity 3: Mathematics


Today we are learning all about different shapes. Ask you adult to search ‘The Shape Song’. Sing along and see if you can name all the shapes. Now it’s time to go on a shape treasure hunt. Look carefully at the objects around your house and see if you can find…

Talk to your adult about these shapes. How many sides have they got? How many corners?

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Stay fit and healthy by going to http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/pe-at-home to try some of the challenges Miss Rice has found for you. You could try the Cool Catcher Challenge or CBeebies Boogie Beebies

  

 

 

Monday 29th June, 2020

Good morning parents and children


Our number rhyme for the week is ‘Ten in a Bed’. Let’s sing it every day
to learn to countdown from ten to zero.

 

 


Activity 1: Literacy Reading

Bubbles, A Bing Story

 

Listen to the story ‘Bubbles’.  Talk to your adult about it and see if you can answer these questions…

Who is Bing playing with?
Where does Bing get the bubble mix from?
Why can’t Bing blow bubbles?
Who helps Bing?
Why do you think he helps him?

Activity 2: Phonics and challenge

You will need these today to help you...

 

    our pen grip 

Phase 2 Sound Mat     

 

Today we are going to be phonic superheroes! Our letter sound for today is ‘m’ and remember we say ‘m’ not ‘em’. We would like you to search around your house like a detective and find all the objects beginning with ‘m’. You can collect them together or draw pictures of them. Here are some clues to get you started…

 

Activity 3:  Expressive Arts and Design


Now it’s time to have some fun with bubbles! We would like you to make a bubble painting. You will need..

A bowl of water
Washing up liquid
Some paint or food colouring
A straw.
A piece of paper.


Mix a little paint in to the bowl of water with a squirt of washing up liquid. Now it’s the really fun part. You need to get you straw in the water and BLOW! You can then place a piece of paper on top of the bubbles. Look at the wonderful bubble picture you have made.

Things to keep trying every day …


1.If you have enjoyed learning your phonemes you can go to Education City where you will find these games to try…

 

2. It’s time to join Baby Shark and learn to wash your hands to clean yourself fit and healthy. Are you ready… doo, doo, doo…

 

Ask your adult to search ‘Wash your hands with Baby Shark’.

 

Our number rhyme for the week is ‘Let’s Count up to Ten'. Let’s sing it every day to learn our numbers.

 

Friday 26th June,2020

Good morning parents and children

Activity 1:Literacy, Guided Reading

 

Today we would like you to join in with Guided Reading and help Mrs Willoughby read the words. Remember to look carefully and use your phonic fingers to help you.

Now you have joined in, talk to your adult about the story. Which part of the story did you like the most? We would like you to draw a picture of your favourite part and send a photograph for us to see.

 

Activity 2:  Phonics activity

 

 


It’s time to be a letter sound detective, so get your magnifying glass ready. We would like you to search around your house like a detective and find all the objects beginning with ‘g’ ‘o’ ‘c’ ‘k’
You can collect them together or draw pictures of them. Here are some clues to get you started.

 

Activity 3: Understanding the World



Now we are going to have fun with bubbles. You will need to make a bubble blower. Ask your adult to help you to cut the end of an old plastic bottle. Put an old sock over this end. Now it is ready to dip in the bubble solution and have fun blowing the bubbles! How big can you make your bubble? How high can you make them fly?
Bubble Solution
1 cup warm water
¼ cup washing up liquid
1 teaspoon of glycerine (or sugar) – this makes the bubbles strong

 

 

Things to keep trying every day …

1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise your counting- help to count things you find around your home. You could try to add them together to see how many spoons and forks there are altogether. You could add the coats and the shoes! 
3. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.

 

Thursday 25th June, 2020

Good morning parents and children.

Activity 1: Literacy, Guided Reading

Yesterday we watched Mrs Willoughby read the story ‘Stop Cat’. Today we would like you to retell the story. That means talk to your adult and tell them what happened. Here are some questions to help you and you can look at the pictures above.
How did the story begin? What was Slink doing?

What happen to Slink next?

Who rescued Slink? How did they do this?

How did the story end?

Activity 2: Literacy, Phonics

 

 

Now you have watched Mrs Sohal we are going to be phonic superheroes! Our letter sound for today is ‘k’ and remember we say ‘k’ and not ‘kay’. We would like you to look at the pictures below. Which objects start with the phoneme ‘k’? Talk to your adult about them.

      

   

 

Activity 3: Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUXDX0WFyno

Now we are able to come back to nursery and school and have fun. Nursery will be different and we will be in small groups of friends to make sure we stay safe. Ask your adult to search for Coming Back to School in a Bubble and talk to your adult about it.
Draw a picture of a bubble and all the favourite people you would like in a bubble. 

 

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Use your login in details from your home learning pack to go on to Education City. There are lots of games for you to choose. If you have not got your login details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. 

Wednesday 24th June, 2020

Activity 1: Guided Reading

Good morning parents and children.

Today we would like you to join in with some Guided Reading. Listen to Mrs Willoughby and try to join in.

Now it is time to talk about the story with your adult. Try to answer the questions…
What is the title of the book?
Who are the characters in the story?
What special day was it for Slink? How do you know?
Who rescued Slink? How did he do this?
What superpower would you like to have? How would you help people?

 

Activity 2:  Phonics 

You will need these today to help you...

 

 

  our pen grip    

                                                              Phase 2 Sound Mat

 

 

 

Now you have watched Mrs Sohal we would like you to try the superhero phonic challenge. Look carefully at the pictures below. The phoneme at the beginning of each word is missing. Talk to your adult and see which phoneme it is. If you are feeling super clever you can even try to write the complete word.

 

          

          up                        an                      at                             ap

 

Activity 3: Mathematics- Number

 

We would like you to collect some bottle tops and lids from around your home. Take some of the tops and put them in two groups.
How many bottle tops have you got in each group?
Which of the two groups has got the most bottle tops?
How many bottle tops have you got altogether in the two groups?
How many bottle tops will you have if your adult gives you one more?

Now see if you can be a super numeral writer and writer each of the numerals for your group. Just like you can see in the picture.

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise writing your name… remember to use your shark grip, snap, snap! 



3. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.

 

Tuesday 23rd June,2020

Good morning parents and children

Activity 1:  Guided Reading

Today we would like you to join in with the guided reading. Listen carefully to Mrs Willoughby and join in.

 

Once you have listened carefully we would like you to talk to your adult about the story and try and answer these questions…

Why did Slink have a balloon?
What colour was his balloon?
What happened to Slink when he held the balloon?
Where do you think Slink goes?
How will Slink get back to his birthday party?

 

Activity 2:  Phonics activity

You will need these today to help you...

 

 

   Our pen grip          

                                                                                          Phase 2 Phonic Mat

 

 

Now you have watched Mrs Sohal we are going to be phonic superheroes! Our letter sound for today is ‘o’ and remember we say ‘o’ not ‘oh’. We would like you to look at the pictures below. Which objects start with the phoneme ‘o’. Talk to your adult about them.

                 

 

Activity 3: Understanding the World
Superheroes can fly through the sky just like in our story this week. We would like you to help them to go really fast by making a rocket for them. Ask your adult to help you to make a rocket using a balloon, a straw and a piece of string. You could also use an empty plastic bottle. Here are some ideas to help you…

      

 

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Stay fit and healthy by going to http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/pe-at-home to try some of the challenges Miss Rice has found for you. You could try the Cool Catcher Challenge or CBeebies Boogie Beebies

 

  

 

 

 

Monday 22nd June, 2020

Good morning parents and children.

Activity 1: Literacy, Reading

 

Listen to the story ‘Ten Little Superheroes’. Talk to your adult about it and see if you can answer these questions…

How many little superheroes are there?

Why did the superheroes keep disappearing?

The superheroes used super words. Can you remember three of these words?

If you were a superhero what would you be? Why would you choose this?

Activity 2: Literacy, Phonics

You will need these today to help you...

          

  Phase 2 Phonic Mat                               Our pen grip

 

 

Now you have watched Mrs Sohal we are going to be phonic superheroes! Our letter sound for today is ‘g’ and remember we say ‘g’ not ‘gee’. We would like you to search around your house like a detective and find all the objects beginning with ‘g’. You can collect them together or draw pictures of them. Here are some clues to get you started…

      

 

Activity 3: Mathematics, Number

It’s time to get your superhero looking eyes ready. We are going to go on a numeral hunt around your home. Use your looking eyes to find all the numerals you can in your home. You can also look out of the window. Draw a picture of the places you find them. Remember to form the numeral, writing it down on your picture. Here are some ideas to get you started…

      

 

Things to keep trying every day …
1. It’s time to join Baby Shark and learn to wash your hands to clean yourself fit and healthy. Are you ready… doo, doo, doo…



Ask your adult to search ‘Wash your hands with Baby Shark’.

2. Visit http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/science-at-home .  Watch the sheep, goats and baby lambs  on Folly farm.
https://www.folly-farm.co.uk/webcams/barn-webcam/


 

Friday 19th June, 2020

Good morning parents and children.

Activity 1: Literacy, Guided Reading

Today we would like you to join in with the guided reading. Listen carefully to Mrs Willoughby and join in.


Once you have listened carefully we would like you to think about the story. What did Pip make for Slink? Do you think he liked it? Why?
We would like you to draw an even better cap for Slink. Here are some things to think about.
What colour will it be?
Will it have a pattern?
Will it be a tall cap or a flat cap?
Have fun drawing it and remember to send us your photographs we can’t wait to see them.

Activity 2: Literacy, Phonics

 

Now you have watched Mrs Sohal we would like you to try the superhero phonic challenge. Look carefully at the pictures below. The phoneme at the beginning of each word is missing. Talk to your adult and see if you can work out which phoneme it is. If you are feeling super clever you can even try to write the complete word. Have ‘fffffff’ fun!

                    

       _an                  _lag                      _rog                            _ish

 

Activity 3: Literacy, Writing

Today we would like you to go on a treasure hunt around your house and garden. We would like you to find …

Five things that are blue     Five things that are green

 

Five things that are soft        Five buttons

 

Now for the super challenge… can you write the name of 5 different treasures that you have found? Ask your adult to help you say it slowly. For example, b—u—tt—o--n. Listen carefully. Which phonemes can you hear? (Adults, this challenge is about hearing the letter sounds and writing them rather than perfect spelling.)

 

Activity 4: Mathematics, Shape, Space and Measures

Today is fantastic Friday but what are the other days of the week? We would like you to learn to sing the all of the days. Ask your adult to search Days of the Week Song, The Singing Walrus. Listen carefully and sing along. Have fun!

 

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise your counting- help to count things you find around your home. You could try to add them together to see how many spoons and forks there are altogether. You could add the coats and the shoes! 
3. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.

 

 

Thursday 18th June, 2020

Good morning parents and children.

Activity 1: Literacy, Guided Reading

Yesterday we watched Miss Begum read the story ‘Cat in a Cap’. Today we would like you to retell the story. That means talk to your adult and tell them what happened. Here are some questions to help you and you can look at the pictures above.
How did the story begin? What did Pip get?

What did she do next?

Where did Slink go? Why?

What happened after that?

How did the story end?

Now watch Miss Begum reading. Did you remember all of the story and retell it to your adult?

Activity 2: Literacy, Phonics

Now you have watched Miss Begum we are going to be phonic superheroes! Our letter sound for today is ‘f’ and remember we say ‘f’ not ‘eff’. We would like you to look at the pictures below. Which objects start with the phoneme ‘f’. Talk to your adult about them. 

      

           

 

Now for the superhero phonic challenge…
Fly round your home and find 3 things which begin with the phoneme ‘f’. Are you ready? Get set. Go!

Activity 3: Personal, Social and Emotional

It’s time to find your helping hands! Today we would like you to help your adult around your home. You could make a sandwich for your lunch, help to wash up or even help with the laundry. Whatever you choose to do remember to smile. Being helpful is fun!

Activity 4: Understanding the World

 

Super Daisy does not like peas so today we are going to grow carrot tops for her. Find a carrot and ask your adult to cut the top off. Put the top in a saucer of water. Now watch what happens and don’t forget to look after it!
You could also try this with garlic, beetroot or celery. What a delicious feast for Daisy!

     

 

Things to keep trying every day …

1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.

2. Use your login in details from your home learning pack to go on to Education City. There are lots of games for you to choose. If you have not got your login details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. You could try these…

  

 

Wednesday 17th June, 2020

Good morning parents and children.

Activity 1: Literacy Reading

 

Today we would like you to do your Guided Reading. Listen to Miss Begum and try to join in.

Now it is time to talk about the story with your adult. Try to answer the questions…

What is the title of the book?

Who is in the story?

What does Pip make?

Do you think Slink likes the outfit? How do you know?

Activity 2: Literacy Phonics

Now we are going to be phonic detectives so get your binoculars ready! This week’s story is about ‘Super Daisy’ who can fly . So we would like you to think about the phoneme (the letter sound) ‘f’ and remember we say  ‘f’ not ‘eff’! We would like you to search around your house like a detective and find all the objects beginning with ‘f’. You can collect them together or draw pictures of them. Here are some clues to get you started…

 

         

Now that you have been a clever sound detective you can go to Education City and try this game…

 

Activity 3: Expressive Arts and Design

Super Daisy needs your help. She would like a new mask and head band. Choose which one you would like to make. Remember to stay safe when you are using your scissors and ask your adult to watch you. Here are some ideas to help you…

    

 

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise writing your name… remember to use your shark grip, snap, snap! 



3. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.

 

 

Tuesday 16th June, 2020

Good morning parents and children

 

Activity 1: Expressive Arts and Design

                                              
It’s time to be a super chef and bake some biscuits for you and your family to enjoy. Ask an adult to help you and remember to wash your hands before you begin.
You will need a tablespoon for this recipe.

  

 Activity 2: Mathematics- Shape, Space and Measures 

          

Today we would like you to think about your day. What do you do? Have a look at the pictures. Talk to your adult and decide what is the first thing you do, what is next and then after that. You can draw your own pictures of your day from the first thing to you to the last thing.

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Stay fit and healthy by going to http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/pe-at-home to try some of the challenges Miss Rice has found for you. You could try the Cool Catcher Challenge or CBeebies Boogie Beebies

                         

Monday 15th June, 2020

Good morning parents and children

Activity 1: Literacy Reading

Why did Super Daisy need to help?
Can you remember some of the food that Daisy would get peas with?
What is Super Daisy’s super power?
Do you think Daisy likes peas? Why?

If you enjoyed listening to ‘Super Daisy’ you could use Purple Mash, Art to draw a picture of her and of all the peas. We can’t wait to see your pictures!

 

Activity 2: Physical Development

Today we would like you to be a super fit, super healthy superhero and join in with the superhero dance. Ask your adult to search for Bounce Patrol, The Superhero Dance and get ready to have super fun!


Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.

2. Visit http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/science-at-home to try some experiments at home. You could try to build the tallest tower you can or make a telescope.

   

 

 

Friday 12th June,2020

Good morning parents and children


Activity 1: Expressive Arts and Design



It’s time to get out the foil you saved from earlier this week. Today we would like you to make super foil superheroes. Take your foil and squeeze it with your super strength. You need to make a head shape and two arms and two legs. See if you can get your super foil superhero to look like they are flying or jumping! You could also try this with newspaper.

Activity 2: Physical Development

Today we would like you to keep fit and healthy. Ask your adult to search for Bounce Patrol, Happy Hands- The Washing Hands Song. See if you can sing and dance along to the song. Have fun!


Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise writing your name… remember to use your shark grip, snap, snap! 

3. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.
 

 

Thursday 11th June, 2020

Good morning parents and children.

Activity 1: Literacy, Writing

Today we would like you to collect vegetables from your home. Have a think about where they grow. Put all the vegetables in a group if they grow above the ground. Put the vegetables that grow under the ground in another group. Now we would like you to draw a picture of the vegetables just like this one…

Now for the super challenge… can you write the name of each vegetable? Ask your adult to help you say it slowly. For example, c---a---rr---o---t.  (Adults, this challenge is about hearing the letter sounds and writing them rather than perfect spelling.)

Activity 2: Understanding the World

Superheroes always try to help others, just like Supertato helped his friends. We would like you to help the bugs and minibeasts by making a bug hotel. Put it in your garden and watch the bugs and minibeasts come to explore. You could use toilet rolls or an empty bottle or even an old mug. Remember to put some leaves, grass and sticks in your hotel to make it comfortable for the bugs. You could even use rolled up newspaper. Here are some ideas to help you…

    

 

Things to keep trying every day …

1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.

2. Practise your counting- help to count things you find around your home. You could even count how many toys you have or how many spoons or apples are in your house!  

3. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.

Wednesday 10th June,2020

Good morning children and parents.

Activity 1: Mathematics Number
Today we would like to talk to your family and find out which fruit is their favourite. When they tell you draw a picture of it and cut it out. When you have got a favourite fruit for everybody put them in a picture chart like the one below.  Which is the favourite fruit? How many fruits are there altogether? Which fruit is the least favourite? (That means not many people like it).

If you have enjoyed making the fruit chart you could go to Purple Mash, Art, Food and draw your favourite fruits in a fruit bowl. You could also go to Purple Mash, Maths, 2Count and count the fruit. Have fun!

Activity 2: Expressive Art and Design
It’s time for your superhero to spring in to action! We would like you to make a vehicle for your superhero to use. You could use a box, building bricks and chairs. You could even make a vehicle that you can sit in! Here are some ideas to help you…

    
 

Where will you go to in your vehicle? What name will you give it? Batman called his car the ‘Batmobile’.


Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise your counting- help to count things you find around your home. You could even count how many toys you have or how many spoons or apples are in your house! 
3. Ask your adult to help you find  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ to be a letter sound detective. You will find lots of exciting games waiting for you.

4. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.

 

Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Activity 1: Shape, Space and Measures

Today we would like you to use a potato and ask your adult to cut a shape in it. Use some paint on your potato and print a pattern. Remember that a pattern has to repeat itself and happen again and again. Here are some ideas to help you..

Activity 2: Communication, Attention and Language

It’s time to use your superpowers to guess the object wrapped in foil. Ask your adult to choose four or five objects and wrap them in foil. You then have to guess what they are. Are you ready? Good luck superhero and use your superpowers. If you are very clever you could tell your adult what letter sound the object begins with.

 

Don’t forget to keep your foil. You will need it later in the week!

 

Things to keep trying every day …

1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.

2. Ask your adult to help you find  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ to be a letter sound detective. You will find lots of exciting games waiting for you.



3. Use your login in details from your home learning pack to go on to Education City. There are lots of games for you to choose. If you have not got your login details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you.

 

Monday 8th June, 2020

Good morning parents and children.

Activity 1: Literacy, Reading

Listen to the story ‘Supertato Carnival Catastro-Pea’. Talk to your adult about it and see if you can answer these questions…

Why were all the vegetables getting ready?

Who tried to spoil the fun?

How did he do this?

Who came to the rescue? What was the great idea?

We hope you enjoyed the story. You could even draw a picture of your favourite part.

 

Activity 2: Expressive Arts and Design

Today we would like you to make your own ‘Supertato’ character using your handprint.  Remember to give your superhero a face and a cape. Can you think of a name for your superhero? How can they help Supertato and the other vegetables in the supermarket? We can’t wait to see them. Remember to send in your photographs. 

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise dressing and undressing yourself, just like you do when you do PE at school. See if you can do this without your adult helping.
3.  Go to Active Learn- Bug Club, your logon details are in your home learning pack. There are lots of lovely books for you to read. Remember to click on the book to complete the activities!                       
4. Keep fit! You can practise your exercises by looking at http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/pe-at-home . Miss Rice has found some exciting websites for you to look at. You can practise your star jumps and bunny hops! 

 

Friday 5th June, 2020

Good morning parents and children.


Activity 1: Expressive Arts and Design
 

  

  
Did you guess the superhero teachers?

Mrs Willoughby, Mrs Sohal, Mrs Gallagher

Ms Williams, Mrs Treasure and Mrs Nguyen.

 Can you think of superhero names for them? Look at their costumes to help you decide. What do you think they’re superpowers could be? Draw a picture of your superhero teacher and their costumes. Remember to write down their superhero name!
 

Activity 2: Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Today it is your turn to be a superhero. We would like you to help your family by using your superpower. Decide what your superpower is. You could be a superhero cleaner or gardener. You could even be a superhero helping your adult in the kitchen. Don’t forget to put on your superhero costume to help you with your superpowers! Happy helping, we can’t wait to see your photographs.

Things to keep trying every day …

1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.

2. Practise dressing and undressing yourself, just like you do when you do PE at school. See if you can do this without your adult helping.

3.  Go to Active Learn- Bug Club, your logon details are in your home learning pack. There are lots of lovely books for you to read. Remember to click on the book to complete the activities!  

 

 

Thursday 4th June 2020

Good morning parents and children


Activity 1: Literacy



Let’s think about fruit and vegetables. Supertato is a vegetable because he doesn’t have any seeds. Can you think of any other vegetables? Draw the vegetables you can think of. See if you can sound out the letters in the word and write them down.
Now can you think of any different types of fruit? Draw the fruit you have at home. Again, sound out the name of the fruit and write the letters down.

 

Activity 2: Understanding the World

Now we would like you to use the fruit you have found to make yourself a healthy smoothie.  Ask your adult to help you cut up the fruit. Remember to stay safe. Can you see the seeds? Are they on the inside or the outside of the fruit. Why do you think fruit have seeds?
Now you are ready to make a smoothie.
• 1 cup chopped up fruit
• 2 cups orange juice
• 1 banana, cut in pieces
• ½ cup milk (you can use almond, coconut or soya milk)


Here is today's Superhero! Can you guess who it is?

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.

 

2. Use your login in details from your home learning pack to go on to Education City. There are lots of games for you to choose. If you have not got your login details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you.

3. See if you can draw a new superhero on Purple Mash.

 

Wednesday 3rd June, 2020

Good morning parents and children.

Activity 1: Communication, Attention and Language

Today Supertato needs your help. The evil peas have caught all his friends and put them in a bag. He needs your help to rescue them but first he must guess which friends have been taken. Ask your adult to get a bag and put some of Supertato’s friends in there. You could put in a carrot, a potato, an apple, a banana, an orange and an onion.
This is how you play the game…

Your adult: Sounds out the name of an item from the bag very slowly. For example, C--a--rr--o--t. 

Listen very carefully. You have to guess which friend this is and say which letter sound is begins with.

Yeh! If you have worked it out you can rescue Supertato’s friend!

Activity 2: Expressive Arts and Design

Oh no! The evil peas are being naughty again. We need to you help and make a trap to catch the evil peas using things you find at home? Talk to your adult. What will your trap look like? How will it work? Here are some ideas to help you…

 

Remember to send a photograph to your nursery teachers at  Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk .

 

Here is today's Superhero! Can you guess who it is?

 

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.

2. See if you can draw a new superhero on Purple Mash.

3.  Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Good morning parents and children

Activity 1: Expressive Arts and Design


Today we would like you to make your own ‘Supertato’ character using things you find at home? You could use a potato or a different vegetable. You could even make a ‘super sock’! What will you call your character? Here are some ideas to help you…

                

 

Activity 2: Maths Number


There were lots of ‘evil peas’ in the story. Can you find or make ten evil peas? You could use real peas or draw them and cut them out.
How many peas have you got?
Put them in to two groups and count them. How many are in each group?
Can you add them together? Remember to push the peas together and put them in a line to count them.
Ask your adult to help you make more adding problems with your peas.
Super Challenge 1: Add your peas together. How many peas will you have if your adult gives you 1 more?
Super Challenge 2: Add your peas 
together.How many peas will you have if your adult takes a pea away?  

Here is today's Superhero! Can you guess who it is?

 

 

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise writing your name… remember to use your shark grip, snap!  

3. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Monday 1st June, 2020

Good morning parents and children. 


Activity 1: Literacy Reading

Listen to the story ‘Supertato’. Talk to your adult about it and see if you can answer these questions…
Who drew on the broccoli’s face?
What terrible things did the evil pea do?
Why did Supertato run away from the evil pea?
How did Supertato catch the evil pea in the end?

 

Activity 2: Expressive Art and Design

         

Your teachers have made their own superhero costumes using things they found at home. Can you guess who the teachers are? We will post some more superhero photos tomorrow for you to guess the teachers. Can you make a superhero costume using the things you find at home? Do you think your teachers will guess who you are?

 

Things to keep trying every day...

1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise writing your name… remember to use your shark grip, snap!  

                                              

3. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.

 

Holiday Project May, 2020

We would like you to make a puppet show so you can tell your favourite story to your family. You will need to make the puppets for the characters in your story. You could use a spoon, a peg or a stick to help you make the puppets.
Next you need a puppet theatre. A big box is a good idea. You can paint it or stick pictures on it to look like the sky, grass or the place where you story happens. Here are some ideas to help you…

     

 

Have fun making your puppet theatre and telling your stories! We can’t wait to see the photographs of them.

Remember to send a photograph to your nursery teachers at  Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk .

Friday 22nd May, 2020

Good morning parents and children.

Activity 1:  Expressive Arts and Design

Today we would like you to make a magic potion to help Jack to climb the beanstalk. You can look round your home or in your garden. Ask your adult to help you. What are you going to put in your magic potion and what is it going to do?  Perhaps you could put in leaves to help Jack climb, glitter to help him be invisible or coloured water to give him super strong arms.  

If you are feeling really clever perhaps you could ask your adult to help you with this special magic potion…

Ingredients
1. Bicarbonate of soda/ baking powder
2. Vinegar
3. Washing up liquid
4. Food colouring or paint
5. Glitter if you have any
6. A pot or jar
7. A tray to stand it on (it is a messy potion!)

How to make the special potion
1. Put some vinegar in the pot or jar. About half full.
2. Add a spoonful of food colouring or paint and some glitter.
3. Add a squeeze of washing up liquid.
4. Add a spoonful of bicarbonate of soda/ baking powder
5. Give it a good stir with your magic wand (spoon)
6. WOW! Watch what happens to your magic potion!

 

Remember to send a photograph to your nursery teachers at  Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk

Activity 2: Literacy- Writing

We would like you to make a magic paint brush. You will need a stick or spoon. Ask you adult to help you tie some leaves or a feather or even grass to your stick. You will need a pot or bucket of water. Go outside and do your magic writing on the wall, the fence or path outside. You can make shapes and patterns or even write your name. Watch how your magic water disappears!

 

Remember to send a photograph to your nursery teachers at  Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk

Mrs Sohal and Mrs Willoughby would like to wish everyone who is celebrating Eid, a happy and peaceful celebration. Eid Mubarak!

Have a safe and happy half term and we will be back online on 1st June, 2020.

Here is a story just for you...

 

Thursday 21st May, 2020

Good morning parents and children

Activity 1:  Physical Development


Today it’s time to keep fit and have a great time! We would like you to dance and move like an animal. Ask your adult to help you search for If Animals Danced! by Bounce Patrol. Join in with the dancing and moving around.
If you enjoyed keeping fit you and your family can try some of these animal challenges. Have fun!

Remember to send a photograph to your nursery teachers at  Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk . We can’t wait to see them!

 


Activity 2:   Communication and Language



It’s time to be a letter sound detective so get your magnifying glass ready! The giant’s castle from the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ begins with the letter sound ‘c’   and remember we say  ‘c’ not ‘cur’! We would like you to search around your house like a detective and find all the objects beginning with ‘c’. You can collect them together or draw pictures of them. Here are some clues to get you started…

    

 

Remember to send a photograph to your nursery teachers at Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk


Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Use your login in details from your home learning pack to go on to Education City. There are lots of games for you to choose. If you have not got your login details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you.

 

 

Wednesday 20th May, 2020

Activity 1: Exprssive Arts and Design

   

The giant in the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ lived at in a big castle. We would like you to make a castle for the giant. You can use a cardboard box or you can make a den like a castle. What will your castle look like? Have fun!

Remember to send photographs to your nursery teachers at Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk .

 

Activity 2: Mathematics- Number

See if you can make some new clothes for the giant. Draw the clothes and colour them in. Next you need to write a number on each item.  Make sure you have got all the numbers from 1 to 10. Now it’s time for the Washing Line Challenge. See if you can peg the clothes on the washing line in the correct order starting with 1. Good luck!

Now for a giant adding challenge! Put beans or pasta on your clothes with numbers- 2 beans on the number 2, 3 beans on the number 3 all the way to 10. Choose two numbers and see if you can add the beans. For example, 2 and 3. How many beans are there altogether.

 

Remember to send a photograph to your nursery teachers at  Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk .

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.

2. Ask your adult to help you find  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ to be a letter sound detective. You will find lots of exciting games waiting for you.

3. Keep fit! You can practise your exercises by looking at http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/pe-at-home Miss Rice has found some exciting websites for you to look at. You can practise your star jumps and bunny hops!
 

 

 

Tuesday 19th May, 2020

Good morning parents and children


Activity 1:  Maths- Shape, Space and Measures



The giant in the story had a very big shoe. Today we would like to you find some shoes in your home. Put them in a line.
How many shoes have you found?
Which shoe if the longest?
Which shoe is the shortest?
Put them in a line with the shortest at the start and the longest at the end of the line.

Activity 2:  Physical Development



Jumping Beans


We would like you to play the ‘Jumping Bean’ game. You will need your family to help you. One person has to shout out the name of the  bean and the other person has to do the actions.
Here are the actions:
Runner beans: Jog on the spot.
Jumping beans: Jump up and down.
Broad beans: Make a wide shape with your body.
Baked beans: Pretend to be very hot.
Chilli beans: pretend to be very cold.
Can you think of any other beans and make up your own actions?
Have fun and remember to send a photograph to your nursery teachers at  ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk.

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise writing your name… remember to use your shark grip, snap!                                                 

3. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.

 

Monday 18th, 2020

Good morning parents and children.

 

Activity 1: Literacy Reading

 

Today you have heard Miss Thorpe read the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Talk to your adult about this story.
Who gave Jack the beans in this story?
Why was his mum cross?
Where did Jack go?
How do you think Jack was feeling?

How is the story different to the one you heard last week when Mrs Willoughby read it? You might like to go back to this story and listen again!

 

Activity 2: Expressive Arts and Design

Jack is stuck at the top of the beanstalk. Can you help him to get down? You could make a ladder or  even a parachute to help him. You might use a plastic bag, paper, string or lollipop sticks. Here are some ideas to help you…

     

 

Remember to send a photograph to your nursery teachers at  Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk .

Things to keep trying every day …

1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.

2. Practise counting- look around your home. You can count socks, pasta or pencils. See if you can count to 10 and even to 15.

3.  Go to Active Learn- Bug Club, your logon details are in your home learning pack. There are lots of lovely books for you to read. Remember to click on the book to complete the activities!   
                   
4. Visit Grove Science at Home at http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/curriculum-admin/page_edit.php?page=1&action=edit&id=174 . You can try some of the wonderful science games and experiments.

 

Friday 15th May, 2020

Good morning parents and children.

 

Activity 1: Physical Development

We all love jigsaws and this is a jigsaw that our friend Niah made. We want you to see if you can make a jigsaw too. Ask your adult to help you to find an empty box that has a picture and some writing. Use your scissors to cut the front of the box and cut it in to shapes. Remember to stay safe when you use the scissors. See if you can put the jigsaw back together. Good luck and have fun!

Remember to send a picture of your brilliant jigsaw to your nursery teachers at  Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk

Activity 2: Mathematics- Shape, Space and Measures

      

Today we would like you check your sunflower. Some of you have planted other seeds that you can look at. How tall is your sunflower now? How many leaves does it have? Now it’s time for the peg challenge! Can you build a peg tower that is as tall as your sunflower? Can you make it even taller?

Remember to send a photograph to your nursery teachers at  Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.

2. Practise your counting- help to count things you find around your home. You could even count how many toys you have or how many spoons or apples are in your house!

3. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.

 

Thursday 14th May, 2020

Good morning parents anc children

Activity 1:  Expressive Arts and Design

 


 

Today we would like you to keep fit and healthy. Ask an adult to help you find Out of the Ark songs on https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/. Go to Week 7 and the ‘Sing a Rainbow Song’. See if you can learn the song and make up a dance. You can even make a rainbow wand to wave about as you dance. 

 

 

Remember to send a photograph you keeping fit and healthy to your nursery teachers at  Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk . We can’t wait to see them!

Activity 2:  Communication Attention and Listening


Today we are going to be letter sound detectives so get your binoculars ready! The beanstalk from this week’s story begins with the letter sound ‘b’   and remember we say  ‘b’ not ‘bee’! We would like you to search around your house like a detective and find all the objects beginning with ‘b’. You can collect them together or draw pictures of them. Here are some clues to get you started…

     

 If you enjoyed being a detective there are some more games waiting for you on Education City. Your logon details are in your home learning pack. If you have not got them contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk  and she can help you.    

                        

 

If you enjoyed being a detective there are some more games waiting for you on Education City. Your logon details are in your home learning pack. If you have not got them contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk  and she can help you.

 

Things to keep trying every day …

1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.

2. Practise dressing and undressing yourself, just like you do when you do PE at school. See if you can do this without your adult helping.

3.  Go to Active Learn- Bug Club, your logon details are in your home learning pack. There are lots of lovely books for you to read. Remember to click on the book to complete the activities!   


 

Wednesday 13th May, 2020

Good morning parents and children

 

Activity 1: Understanding the World

Jack’s beanstalk and your sunflower need lots of sunshine and rain to make them grow. Today we would like you to make a weather chart so that you can look at the weather and say what it is doing. Just like the chart you can see above.
You will need your pencils, some paper and some scissors.  Ask your adult to watch you so you can stay safe.


We are very excited to see your weather charts. Remember to send photographs to your nursery teachers at Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk .


If you have enjoyed making your weather chart you can go on Purple Mash and paint a picture all about the weather.

 

Activity 2: Mathematics- Shape, Space and Measures

   

Now you have made your weather chart with the days of the week we would like you to learn the days of the week. Ask your adult to help you find ‘The Days of the Week’ song by The Learning Station. Listen to the song and sing along. Have fun whispering, shouting and stamping the days of the week!

 

 Remember to send photographs to your nursery teachers at Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk .

 

Things to keep trying every day …

1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Ask your adult to help you find  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ to be a letter sound detective. You will find lots of exciting games waiting for you.

3. Use your login in details from your home learning pack to go on to Education City. There are lots of games for you to choose. If you have not got your login details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you.

 

Tuesday 12th May, 2020

Good morning parents and children

Activity 1:  Mathematics Number

Look at all the healthy vegetables growing in the garden just like Jack’s beans did. We would like you to count the vegetables…

How many carrots can you see?
Are there more turnips or more spinach plants?
How many apples can you see on the trees

Activity 2:  Understanding the World

Some children are observing Ramadan. We would like you to help your adult make some healthy food for your family to share. What healthy food have you helped to make? Draw a picture of your food and see if you can write labels next to it. Have fun and remember to wash your hands and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ for 20 seconds!
Remember to send a photograph of your healthy food to your nursery teachers at  ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk .

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise writing your name… remember to use your shark grip, snap, snap! 



3. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.

 

 

 

 

Monday 11th May, 2020

Good morning parents and children.

Activity 1: Literacy Reading

Listen to the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Talk about it with your adult and see if you can answer the questions.

What did Jack do with the beans?

Why was his mum cross with him?

Where did Jack go when he climbed the beanstalk?

Was Jack right to take the giant’s things?

How would you feel if you met a giant?

If you have enjoyed listening to the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’  you could draw a picture of Jack and the giant.  Go on to Purple Mash and click on Art and then 2Paint

Activity 2: Expressive Arts and Design

     

Now you have listened to the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ it’s time for the Beanstalk Challenge. We would like you to make the tallest beanstalk you can using things you find around your house. You can use cardboard tubes, straws, string, newspaper or even spoons. 

You can even write on the leaves. You can try write your name and words such as ‘big’, ‘leaf’, ‘beanstalk’  and  ‘Jack’. Have a go and listen for the sounds in your words and write them down. Have fun!

Remember to send a photograph of your  Beanstalk Challenge to your nursery teachers at  Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk .

 

Things to keep trying every day …

1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.

2. Practise dressing and undressing yourself, just like you do when you do PE at school. See if you can do this without your adult helping.

3.  Go to Active Learn- Bug Club, your logon details are in your home learning pack. There are lots of lovely books for you to read. Remember to click on the book to complete the activities!   
                   
4. Visit Grove Science at Home at http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/curriculum-admin/page_edit.php?page=1&action=edit&id=174 . You can try some of the wonderful science games and experiments

 

Thursday 7th May, 2020

Good morning parents and children.

Activity 1:  Understanding the World/ Expressive Arts
 


Today is a special day for remembering the end of the Second World War. Everybody was so happy they decided to have a party. We would like you to make a party hat so that you can have a party with your teddies. Remember to make your hat colourful to show how happy you are. Here are some party hat ideas to help you…


            

Remember to send a photograph of your wonderful hat and party to your nursery teachers at  ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk . We can’t wait to see them!

 

Activity 2: Expressive Arts and Design


Every party needs some music so we would like you to make a musical instrument. You can use empty pots and bottles and some rice to make a shaker. You may make a drum or even a guitar! Here are some ideas to help you…


A shaker 
        You will need an empty bottle and some rice or beans.


A guitar…
  You will need a tissue box and string or elastic bands.

Or …
A drum 
    You will need a tin can or empty pot, paper for the top and some spoons or sticks.

Now you are ready to party! Use your musical instrument to play along to the old  music they listen to at the V.E. day parties.

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Here are some others ways you can celebrate V.E. day…

1. .  Put on you party clothes and your new party hat and have a party picnic with your teddies and family. What food are you going to have? Who has the tallest cup?
2. Make a flag to wave about at your party.
3. Everybody needs a victory medal for being the winner! Use some cardboard, aluminium foil and string to make a medal for yourself.

We can’t wait to see how you celebrated. Have fun!


Remember to send a photograph to your nursery teachers at  ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk

 

 

Wednesday 6th May, 2020

Good morning parents and children.

Activity 1: Physical Development

It’s time to wake up, shake up and keep fit! Ask your adult to help you to find  ‘Wake up, Shake up!’ on https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/   You will find it in Out of the Ark Home Learning, Week 2. See if you can shake yourself awake and get moving. How many star jumps and bunny jumps can you do to the music? Well done!


Remember to send photographs of you keeping fit and healthy to your nursery teachers at Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk .

 

Activity 2: Expressive Arts and Design

          

We have been making some lovely rainbows to thank all the doctors and nurses for helping us. So now it’s time to go on a Rainbow Treasure Hunt. Ask your adult to help you. Can you find things around your home and garden to match all the colours of the rainbow. You could have a green leaf, a red sock and a yellow banana.

Good luck! We can’t wait to see what Rainbow Treasure you have found! 

 

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Ask your adult to help you find  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ to be a letter sound detective. You will find lots of exciting games waiting for you.

3. Use your login details from your home learning pack to go on to Education City. There are lots of games for you to choose. If you have not got your login details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you.

 

Tuesday 5th May, 2020

Good morning parents and children.

Activity 1:  Expressive Arts and Design

 

Yesterday we listened to the story of ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’. Today we would like you to use some vegetables to print a pattern or a picture. 
Don’t worry if you haven’t got any paint at home you can try flour and water paint just like Mrs Willoughby did!

 

Activity 2: Maths Number



Today it’s time to play a game of Bucket Throw. This game will help you to count and will make your muscles strong!
Roll up some socks and try to throw them in to a bucket or large bowl. Count how many socks go in.
How many red socks/ stripy socks?
What number comes next?
How many socks missed the bucket?
You can play this with your family to see who can win. Have fun!


Remember to send a photograph to your nursery teachers at  ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk .

Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise writing your name… remember to use your shark grip, snap, snap!

3. Read a book on Bug Club and practise your reading. You have got your logon details in your home learning pack. If you cannot find your details you can contact a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk and she will help you. Remember to click on the bug to do the quiz.

 

 

 

Monday 4th May, 2020

Good morning parents and children.

 

Activity 1: Literacy Reading

We would like you to listen to the story of ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’. Talk about it with your adult and see if you can answer the questions.

Who did Oliver go to see?

What does Oliver like to eat?

What vegetables does grandad grow in his garden?

If you have enjoyed listening to the story of ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ you could draw a picture of grandad and Oliver.  Go on to Purple Mash and click on Art and then 2Paint. 

Activity 2: Mathematics- Shape, Space and Measures

You have just listened to the story about Oliver and all the vegetables he likes. What vegetables have you got at home? Ask an adult to help you look. See if you can sort them in to the long vegetables, the round vegetables, those that are the same colour and the ones you like best.

How many long vegetables have you got?

Which is the biggest vegetables?

How many green vegetables have you found?

How many vegetables have you got altogether?

Can you tell your adult the name of each vegetable you have found?

Have fun and good sorting!

 

Remember to send a photograph of your vegetable sorting to your nursery teachers at  Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk .

 

Things to keep trying every day …

1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.

2. Practise dressing and undressing yourself, just like you do when you do PE at school. See if you can do this without your adult helping.

3.  Go to Active Learn- Bug Club, your logon details are in your home learning pack. There are lots of lovely books for you to read. Remember to click on the book to complete the activities!   
                   
4. Visit Grove Science at Home at http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/curriculum-admin/page_edit.php?page=1&action=edit&id=174 . You can try some of the wonderful science games and experiments

 

Friday 1st May, 2020

Good morning parents and children

Activity 1: Physical Development

Today it’s time to keep fit and have a great time! We would like you to have a dance party. Ask your adult to help you search for Dance Party! by Bounce Patrol. Join in with the dancing and jumping.

How high can you jump?
How many jumps can you do?
Can you sing along?
Remember to send a photograph of your dance to the nursery teachers.

 

Activity 2: Maths- Number

We would like you to play a game of indoor skittles!


 

You will need…

rolled up sock- this is your ball.

Empty bottles or toilet roll tubes- these are your skittles.

Stand up the skittles and roll your ball at them. How many can you knock over?
How many are still standing up?
How many skittles are there altogether?

Have a brilliant time and don’t forget to take turns.

We would love to see the photographs of your skittle game so remember to send them to your nursery teacher.

Things to keep trying every day …

1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise dressing and undressing yourself, just like you do when you do PE at school. See if you can do this without your adult helping.
3.  Go to Active Learn- Bug Club, your logon details are in your home learning pack. There are lots of lovely books for you to read. Remember to click on the book to complete the activities!                       
4. Keep fit! You can practise your exercises by looking at http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/pe-at-home Miss Rice has found some exciting websites for you to look at. You can practise your star jumps and bunny hops!

 

 

 

Thursday 30th April, 2020

Good morning parents and children.


Activity 1: Understanding of the world


It is time to find some paper!  Can you make a paper aeroplane? You may want to decorate your plane.

 


Once your plane is ready to fly can you test your paper plane.
I wonder how far can you make it go?
Take it in turns to fly your plane, which can fly the furthest. Remember to make it a fair test throw the plane in the same place each time.

                        


Don’t forget to have a look at the Science at home website page. There are lots of interesting science activities for you to do with your grown ups.

                                       
Remember to send photos of any activities you complete to Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Sohal.

 

Activity 2: Expressive Arts and Design

Today is ‘Choose a Colour Day’! Talk to your adult and chose a colour together. See if you can wear clothes of this colour.

   

Now it’s time to go on a treasure hunt! Ask your adult to help you. We would like to you go on a hunt for all the things you can find in your home that are your chosen colour.  Try to collect them altogether.


How many can you find?
Which is the biggest?
Which is your favourite?


You could draw a picture of them and take a photograph to send to your nursery teachers.


Things to keep trying every day …
1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise dressing and undressing yourself, just like you do when you do PE at school. See if you can do this without your adult helping.
3.  Go to Active Learn- Bug Club, your logon details are in your home learning pack. There are lots of lovely books for you to read. Remember to click on the book to complete the activities!                       
4. Keep fit! You can practise your exercises by looking at http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/pe-at-home Miss Rice has found some exciting websites for you to look at. You can practise your star jumps and bunny hops!

 

Wednesday 29th April, 2020

Good morning parents and  children.

Activity 1 : Expressive Arts and Design


Today we would like you to make a rain catcher. Your adult may need to help you.
You will need a plastic bottle, scissors and a felt tip pen.


1. Cut the top off the plastic bottle and place it upside down inside the bottle. You can see this in the picture.
2. Draw some lines around the bottle. See the picture to help you.
3. Put it outside on a window ledge, balcony or in your garden and get ready to see how much rain it catches. Which line will the rain come up to?

 

If you want you can even make your own weather man to stand in your bottle! Have fun and remember to send a photograph of your rain catcher to your nursery teacher.


Activity 2: Understanding the World


You have just made a rain catcher so now it’s time to look outside and look up at the sky. See if you can spot any clouds. Talk to your adult about what you can see. You can even use your binocular you made on Monday!


What colour are the clouds?
What shape are they?
Do they remind you of anything?
Some clouds can look like things you recognise…

  

Things to keep trying every day …


1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2. Practise your counting- help to count things you find around your home. You could even count how many toys you have or how many spoons or apples are in your house! 
3. Ask your adult to help you find  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ to be a letter sound detective. You will find lots of exciting games waiting for you.

 

 

Tuesday 28th April, 2020

Good morning children and parents.


Activity 1: Mathematics- Shape, Space and Measures

Do you remember the story ‘The Enormous Turnip’ from yesterday? All the family were in the story. Now it’s time for a measuring challenge to find out how tall the people in your home are!                                                                                     Think about how you are going to find out? Perhaps you could use things around your home such as boxes, tubes, pencils or string.

Who is the tallest in your family? How do you know?

Remember to send a photograph of you measuring  to your nursery teachersat  Ngreen@grove.bham.sch.uk or to Nyellow@grove.bham.sch.uk. We can’t wait to see how you have completed the challenge!

Activity 2: Communication and Language

Today we are going to be letter sound detectives so get your binoculars ready! The turnip from yesterday’s story begins with the letter sound ‘t’

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