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 a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk

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 on Purple Mash. If you would like your photograph to appear  remember to send it to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk

We look forward to seeing what you have been learning! 

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.

Here are some websites...

education city: https://www.educationcity.com/

purplemash: http://www.purplemash.com/sch/grove-b21

Bug Club: http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0(bugclub)

http://https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/please-log-in?open_loginbox=true

 

Thursday 9th April, 2020

Good morning children and parents.

 

Activity 1: Expressive Arts and Design

Today we are going to help the Easter Bunny. He has lots of Easter Eggs to deliver and he cannot carry them all. See if you can make a vehicle to put the eggs in and help him. You can use boxes and packets around your home. Here are some ideas to help you…

     

 

Remember to send your photographs to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk 

 

Activity 2: Expressive Arts and Design

 

 We are going to pretend to be Easter bunnies. We hope you are ready to bouncy and hop like a bunny! You can search for the song ‘This is the Way the Bunny Hops’ on your laptop or tablet. Ask an adult to help you. Listen carefully to the song and watch what the bunny does.

Now it’s your turn. See if you can be an Easter bunny and make up a dance to go with the song. You can even make your own song up!


How many bunny hops did you do in your dance?
Did you remember to wiggle your nose and flop your ears?
How many shakes of your cotton tail did you do?


We hope you had fun!

Remember to send photographs of your dance to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk 

 

Have a Happy Easter!

We will return with more exciting home learning on Tuesday 14th April, 2020.

 

Things to keep trying every day until we return…


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


2. Practise writing your name. Remember to hold your pencil in your special shark bite... snap, snap!.


3.  Go to Education City, your logon details are in your home learning pack. There are lots of activities saved in to ‘My Homework’ for you to try. Have fun!

      

 

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 8th April, 2020

 

Good morning children and parents.

 

Activity 1: Literacy Reading

This is the story is called ‘We’re Going on an Egg Hunt’ by Laura Hughes. We hope you enjoy listening to it.

 

 

 

Talk about the story with your adult.
Where did the rabbits find the eggs?
What did they carry them in?
What other story does this remind you of? Here is a clue- it is about a family and a bear!

You can draw a picture of the Easter bunny collecting the Easter eggs. You could go on Purple Mash to do this.

Remember to send a photo of your picture to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk

 

Activity 2: Mathematics- Number

We would like you to draw and decorate some eggs of your own. Cut them out carefully. You can ask your adult to watch you to make sure you are safe.  Count how many eggs you have drawn. Try to put the numeral on them 1, 2, 3, 4 all the way to 10.

Now comes the fun part! It’s time to go on an egg hunt…
Ask your adult to hide the eggs around your home. No peeking!


 
See if you can find them all and count them for your adult. Tell your adult where you found them. Good luck and have fun!


Remember to send your photographs to a.armstrong@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 hold your pencil in your special shark bite... snap, snap!.

3. Keep fit! You can practise your star jumps and bunny hops. Remember to count how many you do. You can watch Joe Wicks online for his PE sessions at 9.00am and 5.00pm every day.

 

Tuesday 7th April, 2020

Good morning parents and children

 

Activity 1: Understanding the World

Find out about the life cycle of a chicken. You can do this by searching for ‘chick life cycle’ on google. Then see if you can answer these questions:

Why does the mummy hen sit on the eggs?
How long does a chick stay inside the egg for?
How does the chick get out of the egg?

 

 

 

You could also join in with the Spring Chicken Song and dance on https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/ . Have fun singing and dancing to this!

 

Remember to send a photograph of your work to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk

 

Activity 2: Expressive Art and Design

Can you make a chick using resources you find at home? What do you want your chick to look like? Will it be fluffy and soft? What will you call your chick? How is a chick different to a chicken?

Have fun!

                      

 

Remember to send a photograph of your chick to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk

If you have enjoyed making your chick you could go to Purple Mash and draw a chick. Go on to Purple Mash and click on Paint and then Animals.

 

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 hold your pencil in your special shark bite... snap, snap!.

3. Remember to check your sunflower and to water it. Was does it look like now?  You can send a photograph of your sunflower to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk.

 

 

Monday 6th April, 2020

Good morning children and parents.

 

Activity 1: Expressive Arts and Design

It’s time to get ready for Easter and to celebrate the arrival of Spring! See if you can decorate an egg or a potato in our Eggy Challenge. You could turn your egg or potato in to someone you know or your favourite animal using anything you find around your home. Here are some ideas to help you.

      

 

Remember to take a photograph of your egg or potato and send it to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk


We can’t wait to see them!

 

Activity 2: Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 Today we would like to you show how kinds and help you are by carrying out an Act of Kindness. Ask your family if you can help around your home. You could make your bed, help to lay the table or tidy up your toys. See if you can make your adult smile with your Act of Kindness.


Remember to send your photographs to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk so we can see how kind you are.
 

 

Things to keep trying every day…

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

2.Practice 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. Keep fit! You can practise your star jumps and bunny hops. Remember to count how many you do. You can watch Joe Wicks online for his PE sessions at 9.00am and 5.00pm every day.

 

 

Friday 3rd  April 2020

Good Morning children and parents.


Activity 1: Maths Development


Can you play a game of shops using money and different things around your house?


What will your shop be called?
What things will you sell?
How much will things cost?


Happy shopping!  Mrs Sohal is ready to play shops!

 

Activity 2: Expressive Arts and Design


Can you check on your sunflower today:
What can you see?
How tall is it?

Can you draw your sunflower, using different kinds of resources around your home or maybe from the garden.

We can’t wait to see your lovely pictures!  Remember to send them to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk

 

Don’t forget we will be choosing Star of the Week today!


Things to keep trying every day…

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

2.Practice 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. Keep fit! You can practise your star jumps and bunny hops. Remember to count how many you do. You can watch Joe Wicks online for his PE sessions at 9.00am and 5.00pm every day.

 

 

 

 

Thursday 2nd April, 2020

Good morning children and parents!

Activity 1: Personal, social and Emotional Development



It can be a difficult for children to understand the reasons for staying at home and social distancing at this time. The story ‘Time to Come in, Bear’ written by Kim St. Lawrence is a way to help them. You can find this story on Youtube. Watch it together and talk about what the bear is doing and the fun he can have at home during this time.
You can draw a picture of all the ways you can stay safe and have fun at home. For example, you may draw a picture of washing your hands and singing ‘Happy Birthday’, of you reading your favourite book or playing with your toys.

We can’t wait to see your lovely pictures!  Remember to send them to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk 

 

Activity 2: Mathematics- Positional Language


It’s time to play a game of Hide and Seek! You will need someone to help you to play and a teddy bear.
Player 1: closes their eyes and slowly counts to 10.
Player 2: hides the teddy bear.
Player 1: opens their eyes and goes to find the teddy bear.
Where is the bear?...
When you find the teddy bear remember to tell player 2 where you found him. For example, under the chair, next to the washing machine, in the bed!
We are sure you can think of lots of interesting places to hide your teddy bear! Have fun and remember to stay safe!


If you have enjoyed playing Hide and Seek you can go on to Education City. Your login details are in your Home Learning pack. Click on My Homework. There is a Hide and Seek Game ready for you to play!

 

Things to keep trying every day…


1.Make sure you practice washing your hands and singing 'Happy Birthday' for 20 seconds.
2.Check your sunflower, what can you see?

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

4. Keep fit! You can practise your star jumps and bunny hops. Remember to count how many you do. You can watch Joe Wicks online for his PE sessions at 9.00am and 5.00pm every day.

 

 

Wednesday 1st April, 2020

Good morning children and parents.

 

Activity 1:Personnel, Social and Emotional Development

Today children we would like you to show an Act of Kindness. This can be helping your adults fold the clothes, helping to set the table for dinner, sharing your toys with your siblings or tidying up your toys.

Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Sohal look forward to hearing your act of kindness.

 

 

Activity 2: Literacy Development

Can you choose and read a story on Bug Club. Make sure you read the story right to the end. This will let Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Sohal know that you have read the book.  Can you retell the story to your family?

You can read these books as often as you like and once you have completed reading all the books and activities your teachers will change your books.

Or perhaps you may be choose to read your favourite story book from home.

Why is it your favourite book?

What is your favourite part in the story and why?    

 Happy Reading!  

 

Things to keep trying everyday...

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

2.Check your sunflower, what can you see?

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

4.Practise writing your name. Remember to hold your pencil in your special shark bite... snap, snap!

 

 

Tuesday 31st March, 2020

Well done to all the busy nursery children who have sent in photos or who have been online. This week we will have Star of the Week to celebrate all your efforts. Keep up the good learning!

Activity 1: Mathematics- Number

Today is the day we all have a teddy bears picnic. Find your teddy bears and any other toys you want to join you. Share out the plates, cups and spoons. Share out the food you have between the toys. You can even draw some food such as currant buns or apples and cut them out.

Now it’s time to get counting, are you ready?...

How many toys are there at your picnic?


How many cups can you count altogether?


How many plates can you count altogether?


How many currant buns does each toy have?


Have fun at your picnic and don’t forget to send your photos to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk 

Activity 2: Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 

Play the Memory Game to help you to become really good at remembering things. You will need somebody else to join you. Get a blanket or a rug and put 5 toys on it. 

Player 1 has to close their eyes. Player 2 hides a toy under the blanket. Player 1 has to guess which toy is missing.

What did it look like?

How many legs did it have?

What colour was it?

Was the toy big or small?


You can make the game more tricky by hiding more than one toy at a time.
Good Luck and have fun!

Things to keep trying everyday...

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

2.Check your sunflower, what can you see?

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

4.Practise writing your name. Remember to hold your pencil in your special shark bite... snap, snap!

Monday 30th March,2020

Good Morning children and parents.

 

Activity 1: Expressive Arts and Design

Inside your home learning pack, you will find a poem called 'The Train Journey'. Ask your adult to read the poem to you. Can you make up actions to this poem? Maybe move like a train, fast or slow.

 

 

Activity 2: Physical Development

Can you practice writing your name. Don't forget to hold your pencil in your special shark bite... snap snap!

You can decorate your name card and perhaps make it for your bedroom door or your toy box, you can choose.

           

Remember you can send a photograph of your picture to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk

 

Things to keep trying everyday...

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

Check your sunflower, what can you see?

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

 

 

Friday 27th March, 2020

 

Activity 1: Literacy Reading

Inside your home home learning pack you have been given a log on for Oxford Owl. Choose a story to read with your adult. Look at the illustration and talk about what you can see. What do you think the story is about? Read the story and talk to your adult.

Who was the story about?

What happened?

Which was your favourite part?

Draw picture of your favourite part.

Remember you can send a photograph of your picture to  a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk 

 

Activity 2: Mathematics Number

Remember the number cards in your home learning pack? Well it’s time to use them again! See if you can make a number line starting at 0 and ending at 10.
Now for the exciting part! Go hunt to collect objects around the house that match the number cards. You could even go in to your garden. For example, you can collect one book, two socks, three spoons.

Remember to stay safe and have fun!

Things to keep trying everyday...

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

2 Practise fastening your zip and doing up your buttons. See if you can do this without your adult helping.

 

Thursday 26th March, 2020

Activity 1: Communication and Language

Find a picture you really like. This can be from one of your story books or you can visit the website Once upon a Story Talk about the story with your adult. Challenge yourself to use a wow! word. The wow! words are in your home learning pack.

What can you see?

Who is in the picture?

What do you think they are doing?

How do you know?

Why do you like this picture? 

 

Activity 2: Expressive Arts and Design

Ask your adult to help you build a den. You can use a blanket, a chair or a table. You can even make it outside in your garden. Make up a story as you play there. You could be just like the bear we read about in the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt!'.

 

    

Have fun! 

Remember you can send a photograph of your den to  a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk 

 

Things to keep trying everyday...

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

2. Keep fit! You can practise your star jumps and bunny hops. Remember to count how many you can do. You can watch Joe Wicks online for his PE sessions at 9.00am and 5.00pm every day.

 

Wednesday 25th March, 2020

Activity 1: Mathematics- Number

Inside your home learning pack you have been given two sets of number cards 0-10. Cut these sets up and play a game of 'Snap' with your family. Remember to take turns and to say the number name as you put the number card down. How many number cards did you win? Save these cards because we will play again next week!

Go on a number hunt around your home. Have a good look around- what numbers can you find and where are they? For example, look on your front door or on the pages of your favourite book.

 

Activity 2:  Expressive Arts and Design

On Monday you planted your sunflower seed. Today you can decorate your pot. Think about what you would like your pot to look like. You can draw pictures or cut pictures out and stick them on to your pot. 

Remember you can send a photograph of your pot to  a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk 

 

Things to keep trying everyday...

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

2. Practise writing your name. Remember to hold your pencil in your special shark bite... snap, snap!

 

Tuesday 24th March,2020

Activity 1: Literacy Reading

Inside your home learning pack you have been given a log in to Active Learn Bug Club. Choose and read a story on Bug Club. Make sure you read the story right to the end. This will let your teacher know that you have read the book. Your family can help you with your reading. Don't forget to click on the little bug as you can find extra activities and games. See how many tokens you can collect? 

Remember, you can read these books as often as you like.

 

Activity 2: Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Play a game of I spy with my little eye with your family. Remember my turn, your turn. Playing this game will help your child to hear the first sound in a word, for example 'b' in ball or 'c' in cat. Have fun!

 

Things to keep trying everyday...

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

2 Can you practice counting to ten? Can you do ten claps or ten jumps.

 

 

Monday 23rd March, 2020

Activity 1: Understanding of the World

Inside your home learning pack you have been given an envelope with some sunflower seeds.

Today, we would like you to plant your seed. Over the next few weeks talk to your family about what your seed will need to grow big and strong. Keep a picture diary drawing what happens each week.

The teachers will also be planting their seeds today so we can update each other on our plants progress. The children with the tallest sunflower will receive a prize!

 

Find out more information about planting your sunflower seed at...

https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/gardening-children-schools/family-activities/grow-it/grow-sunflower

 

Activity 2: Physical Development

Joe Wicks has announced he will run free online PE lessons for out of school children every week day for 30 minutes at 9.00am and 5.00pm.

Workouts are suitable for young children to secondary school children, so get the whole family involved.

 

How many star jumps, hops, squats and press-ups can you do in one minute?

 

Things to keep trying every day...

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

2. Can you practice counting to ten? Can you do ten claps or ten jumps.

 

Remember to log on to our home school learning platforms. See links above. Every child has been given login details. If you have any difficulties contact Mrs Armstrong for technical support such as resetting passwords and training parents. See Home Learning information on the school website.

Have a great day and remember to logon tomorrow for more fun activities.

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