Nursery 2020-2021

Timetable for Nursery  live lessons week beginning 25.1.2021

 

9:15am Phase 2 Phonics

9:45am Phase 3 Phonics

10:15am Maths

11:15am Phase 2 Guided Reading

11:45am Phase 3 Guided Reading

1:45pm Thinking Curriculum

2:45pm Storytime

Children who are not able to join the live lessons, please see the work below.

 

Friday 29th January 2021

Phonics

Practise our action words below:

 

Practise our tricky words below:

 

Phase 2

Today we are revisiting our phonemes of the week.

 - Across, and round like a curly c

 - A big smiley face, down and flick

 - Down, up again and make a rainbow

 

Can you practise writing the graphemes? Use the letter formation rhymes above. 

Use your robot arms to practise sounding out the phonemes and blending them together to read the words.

 

pet       rug        put        set        rat

 

Phase 3

We are revisiting our phonemes of the week. 

j - Start at the top, down and curl under. Don`t forget the dot.

v - Down the slide, up the slide.

w - Down the slide, up, down, up again.

x - Criss, Cross. 

 

Write j, v, w, and x on different pieces of paper. Put them on the floor and hop on each grapheme. Can you say the phoneme and do the action. 

 

Maths 

Adult draw a random array of dots 1, 2 or 3 on a card or paper.
Show children a card of random array of dots at a time. Can children say the number and show the number using their fingers quickly.  

 

 

 

Guided Reading

Phase 2

We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.

Name the parts of a book- front cover, back cover, pages,title of the story, blurb.

Read the story below - can you spot the phonemes and tricky words of the week, in the story?

/media/upload/files/Magnus-Is-Stuck.pdf

Draw your favourite part of the story and tell your adult what happens in that part/ event.

 

Phase 3

We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.

Name the parts of a book- front cover, back cover, pages,title of the story, blurb.

Read the story below - - can you spot the phonemes and tricky words of the week, in the story?

/media/upload/files/Jin-Lifts-Off.pdf

Draw your favourite part of the story and tell your adult what happens in that part/ event. 

 

Thursday 28th January 2021

Phonics
Phase 2

Today we are revisiting our phonemes of the week.

 
Click the link below and listen to the jolly jingles for our phonemes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvAYUvQUrGo
Can you practise writing the graphemes? Use the letter formation rhymes below.
- Across, and round like a curly c
- A big smiley face, down and flick
- Down, up again and make a rainbow


Practise sounding out the phonemes and blending them together to find out what the word is.


Practise our actions words below:

Practise our tricky words. Remember that we cannot sound out the phonemes, we need to remember the word!

 

Phase 3
Today we are learning the phoneme 
Click the link below and listen to the jolly jingle for ‘x’

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

Can you practise writing the grapheme? Use the letter formation rhyme below.
- Criss, cross


Practise sounding out the phonemes and blending them together to find out what the word is.


Practise our actions words below:

Practise our tricky words. Remember that we cannot sound out the phonemes, we need to remember the word!

 

Maths

Play 'Bunny Ears' with your grown-up. Your grown-up must say a number 1-5, whilst you make a fist behind your head and then put up the number of fingers to match your grown-up's number.

Remember! You must not look at your fingers once they are behind your head! Can you use both hands to some numbers?

Click the link below and watch the video. Let's count to 10!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVzXKfr6e8

 

You can use a die at home or look at the pictures below. How many dots can you see? How fast did you count them?

 

Guided Reading

Phase 2

We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.

Name the parts of a book- front cover, back cover, pages,title of the story, blurb.

Read the story below:

/media/upload/files/Magnus-Is-Stuck.pdf

Phase 3

We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.

Name the parts of a book- front cover, back cover, pages,title of the story, blurb.

Read the story below:

/media/upload/files/Jin-Lifts-Off.pdf

 

Thinking Curriculum

Today we are looking at internet safety.

Adults, ask your child the questions below:

- What is the internet?

-Why do we use it?

-How do we use it?
-If we didn’t have the internet, where would be get our information from?
-How would we learn?
-How did your parents find out information?
How do you think information is sent around the world?
-Are computers important for learning? Why?

Look at the cards below to see how you can keep safe on the internet.

 

 

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Phonics  Phase 2 


Today we are learning the phoneme ‘r’  Down, up again and make a rainbow. Be a phoneme detective and see how many ‘r’ objects you can find in and around your home.                        

 

 Phonics Phase 3

Today we are learning the phoneme ‘w’ Down the slide, up, down, up again. Be a phoneme detective and see how many ‘W’ objects you can find in and around your home.
          

Action words

Both phase 2 and  phase 3 have been learning action words. Can you show your adult the correct action?

 Tricky Words

Nursery have been trying really hard to read tricky words this week.  

Remember, you can’t use your super robot arms to sound them out.

Tricky words are read by sight. 

 

to the 

 

Maths 

Play 'Bunny Ears' with your grown-up. Your grown-up must say a number 1-5, whilst you make a fist behind your head and then put up the number of fingers to match your grown-up's number.

Remember! You must not look at your fingers once they are behind your head! Can you use both hands to some numbers?

  

 

 Now log into Education city and play ‘Spot the Dot’

https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/42868/2/2/1

 

Guided Reading Phase 2

We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.
Name the parts of a book- front cover, page, and title-the name of the story. Use the page below to retell the story to your adult. 

Guided Reading Phase 3

We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.
Name the parts of a book- front cover, back cover, pages,title of the story, blurb
 Use the page below to retell the story to your adult.

Then answer the question below. 

If you could fly up into the sky, what patterns and shapes would you make and why?

 

Thinking Curriculum

Warm up:

Head movement forward, backward, side to side. 
Circle shoulders, circle arms, upper body stretch to one side and the other, stretch arms up and down to toes.

Sitting down 

Bring both knees to your chin gently. 


Well done for doing your stretches now use the link below for your main Billy Goat Gruff exercises.

https://cosmickids.com/video/the-three-billy-goats-gruff-app-preview/

 

Don’t forget to cool down.

Cool down, stand on one leg and count to 5. 
Lie on your back and count to 3.

 

Tuesday 26th January 2021

Phonics   Phase 2
Today we are learning the phoneme ‘u’

.
Sing along with our Jolly Phonics song for ‘u’.

Remember to join in with the actions!



Use the letter formation to write the grapheme for ‘u’.


 – A big smiley face. Down and flick.


Can you do the action and say the words ‘mum’ and ‘dad’?

Can you say our tricky words? Remember that we cannot sound out the phonemes in our tricky words, we need to remember the word!

 

Adults, support your child in sounding out the phonemes and blending them together to read the word.
Remember to press the sound buttons!
Try using your robot arms!


Look around your home for the grapheme ‘u’.
Can you spot the grapheme in your books or on your food labels?

 

Phase 3

Today we are learning the phoneme ‘v’.


Sing along with our Jolly Phonics song for ‘v’.

Remember to join in with the actions!


Use the letter formation to write the grapheme for ‘v’


– Down the slide, up the slide

Can you do the action and say the words ‘mum’ and ‘dad’?

 

Can you say our tricky words? Remember that we cannot sound out the phonemes in our tricky words, we need to remember the word!


Adults, support your child in sounding out the phonemes and blending them together to read the word.

Remember to press the sound buttons!

Try using your robot arms!

 

Adults, can you say the word below and ask your child to write it down?

Maths

Time to count to 10! Watch the video below and join in!

 

Today we are going to subitise!

Look at the dot cards below. As you fast as you can, shout out how many there are!

 How many dots can you see?                            

Draw some ladybirds! Each ladybird will have a different number of dots.           

    

Guided Reading

We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.

Name the parts of a book- front cover, page, and title-the name of the story.

Phase 2

Read the second half of the story.

Adults, ask your child the questions below:

1.What time of year do you think it is?

2.How did Magnus get stuck in the tree?

3.When pip was carrying the rock. Where was Slink?

4.Was slink helping Pip during this?

5.How did Pip rescue Magnus from the tree.

 

Phase 3

Read the second half of the story.

Adults, ask your child the questions below:

1.Why do you think Jin bumped into the tree?

2.What three activities did Jin have to do in his test?

3.How long did it take Jin to complete his

 

Thinking Curriculum

Today we are going to read the story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'

Adults, ask your child these questions below:

What did you think about the story?

Was your prediction correct?

What was the same?

What was different?

Would you change anything in the story? Why?

Would you be the troll or the goat? Why?

 

Monday 25th January 2021.

Phonics
Phase 2
Today we are learning the phoneme ‘e’.
Sing along with our Jolly Phonics song for ‘e’. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI-pfeaErY4
Remember to join in with the actions! 

Can you sound and blend these words below?
Remember to use your robot arms.

get         pet          neck  

 

Look around your home for objects beginning with ‘e’
Can you write the grapheme next to it?

    

 

Phase 3
Today we are learning the phoneme ‘j’.
Read the words below using your robot arms.


jam      jet       jug


Adults, can you ask your child to write these words ‘Jin’ and ‘Jack’.

Can they segment and blend the words?

 

Maths

This week we are practising to subitise. To subitise, you must say the amount fast and don’t count!
Don’t count your fingers!


Quickly hold up 1 finger.


Quickly hold up 2 fingers.

 

Guided Reading
We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.
Name the parts of a book- front cover, page, and title-the name of the story.

Phase 2
Read the first half of the story

   

 

1.What has happened in the story so far?
2.Can you predict what will happen next?

Draw a picture of your prediction.

 

Phase 3

Read first half of the story

       

1.What has happened in the story so far?
2.Can you predict what will happen next?

Draw a picture of your prediction.

 

Topic
This week we are going to be learning about the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Look at the front cover. What can you see?

What do you think the story is about?

Draw a picture of your prediction of what will happen in the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’

Can an adult write down what the children say about their prediction of the story. 

 

 

Nursery Homework 22.01.2021

Inside your child’s home school reading log, you will find a copy of your child’s username and password to access school online platforms.

Staff set Bug Club online books for children and parents to read at home. The books that have been allocated match the phonic phase that child is working on in school. If you have any difficulties logging onto and accessing bug club, please speak to your child’s key worker.

 

Phonicsvisit the ‘homework section where you will find two phonics activities online. These will focus on the `e` and `u` phoneme.

Please visit www.educationcity.com and log on using your child’s username and password provided.

 

MathsCan you get a basket or a box. Can you find objects around your home and add them to your basket or box. Count and label the objects.

 

       

 

Teachers can see when the children have completed an activity. Children who complete their homework will be rewarded with a sticker in school.

 

If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s key worker.

 

Friday 22nd January 2021

Phonics

 


We have been learning the following phonemes -

 

Today, we are revisiting phonemes ‘c’, ‘k’, and our digraph ‘ck’

Adults, please support your child to answer the questions below.

    

What is a phoneme? - 1 grapheme (letter) that makes 1 phoneme (sound)

What makes a digraph? - 2 graphemes (letters) that make 1 phoneme (sound)
Look to see which pictures match our phonemes and diagraph.         

Match the pictures to the correct phonemes and diagraph.

                  

 

Maths

Use your fingers to count from 0 -10. Count slowly and then quickly. Can you win your adult at counting?

This week in Maths, we have been looking at positional language over, under, in, on, in front of, behind, next to.

Look at the picture below and answer the true or false questions with your adult.

The book is on the bed.

The ball is in the window.

The car is next to the dinosaur.

The dinosaur is in the cupboard.

The skateboard is under the bed.

The boat is under the bed.

The robot is behind the bed.

 

Guided Reading

We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.
Name the parts of a book- front cover, page, and title-the name of the story.
Use the pictures below to retell the story to your adult.

Who were the characters in the text?

Who had super powers?

Whose birthday was it?

How many children came to the party?

What happened to Slink? Why?

Why did Pip pop the balloon?

 

Thinking Curriculum


Look at the picture below and discuss with your adult why you like or dislike about the picture.

What can you see in front of the mountain? What can you see next to the river?

What can you see on the grass?

If you could paint this picture what colours would you use and why?

 

 

 

Thursday 21st January 2021

Phonics
We have been learning the following phonemes -


 

Today, we are revisiting our phonemes ‘c’, ‘k’, and our digraph ‘ck’

         
Adults, ask your child these questions:
What is a phoneme? = 1 grapheme (letter) that makes 1 phoneme (sound)
What makes a digraph? = 2 graphemes (letters) that make 1 phoneme (sound)


Sing the jolly jingles for our phonemes below:


Can you practise writing the phonemes using the letter formation rhymes?
- Start at the top and round
- Start at the top, all the way down, back to the middle, tie a bow and flick
- Start at the top and round. Start at the top, all the way down, back to the middle, tie a bow and flick.


On purple mash or a piece of paper, draw some pictures of objects beginning with ‘c’ and ‘k’, and ending with ‘ck’.

Look at some examples below:

 

Maths

Can you count from 1 to 10? Can you count backwards from 10?

Watch the video below? Can you find where the monkey is? Use your postional language that you have learnt this week (in, on, under, behind, in front of, next to)

 

 

It's time to play a game of hide and seek! 

Adults, can you hide a teddy or toy somewhere in your home. Ask your child to find where it is. 

Once you have found them, can you describe where they were?

 The teddy is under the table.

The teddy is on the table.

 

Guided Reading

We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.

Name the parts of a book- front cover, page, and title-the name of the story.


Can you say these phonemes and digraph?
        

Can you read these words? Remember to press the sound buttons!

This week, we have read the story 'Stop, Cat!'

Can you re-read the story?

 

Can you create a birthday party for Slink?

Use Jit5 to draw the birthday party.
What objects would you have? Or would not have?

 

Thinking Curriculum

Today, we are going to be looking at mountains!

Adults, show the picture and ask your child the questions below:

What is it?
Where does it come from?
What’s on it? Why?

Is it cold or hot? Why?

 

Show the next picture and ask the questions below:

What's on it? 

What is the same/different? Why…?

Are the mountains tall or short?

 

Draw a picture of a mountain on purple mash or a piece of paper! Adults, can you write down what your child says about their mountain.

 

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Phonics
We have been learning the following phonemes -

Today, we focused on the phoneme -  

This phoneme has a special name. It is called a diagraph.
What is a diagraph you ask? A diagraph is when two graphemes (letters) make one phoneme (sound). Meet the phonics diagraph `ck` by clicking on this link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWpyENZh3TM

Can you practise writing the diagraph `ck` using the school rhyme below. Make sure you are writing the phoneme anti-clockwise, using your tri-pod grip.

 - Start at the top and round.

 - Start at the top, all the way down, back to the middle and tie a bow.

Now write it together. 

 

Look around in your home and see if you can spot the diagraph `ck`. Look around in your books, boxes and packets.

 

Mathematics
Can you count from 1 to 10?
Can you sing the song `five little monkeys` - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j6AZhZFb7A

Teddy bear is having a picnic with his friends.

Who is teddy sitting next to? Can you have a picnic with your favourite toys.
Who are you sitting next to?
Who is your favourite toy or teddy sitting next to?
Can you put the cup next to the plate?
Can you put the spoon next to the fork?

 

Guided reading

We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.
Name the parts of a book- front cover, page, and title-the name of the story.
Can you say these phonemes and digraph?
c           k           ck

Can you read these words?

got          not        can

 

Can you use the story map to retell the story to your family?

 

Thinking curriculum

Warm up:
Head movements from side to side, circle shoulders, circle arms, upper body stretch to one side and the other, stretch arms up and down to toes.

Well done for doing your stretches. Are you now ready to go on a safari adventure? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRw6sGwN4U4&ab_channel=CosmicKidsYoga

Think about the animals you have met in the video.
Can you think of some other movements for the animals?

 

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Phonics
We have been learning the following phonemes -

 

Today, we focused on the phoneme ‘k’

Sing the jolly jingle and do the action to the phoneme `k`- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI-pfeaErY4

Can you practice writing the grapheme ‘k’ using the school rhyme below – Make sure you are writing the phoneme anti-clockwise.

  - Start at the top, all the way down, back to the middle and tie a bow.

 

Can you sound out each phoneme and blend them together to read the word?

Kit        Kim          Kid

Can you draw a picture that begins with the phoneme `k` and have a go at writing the word, for example, kite? What phonemes can you hear in the word.

   

 

Mathematics 

Can you count from 1 to 10?
Can you show 3 fingers very quickly without counting them. Can you show 2 fingers. Can you show five fingers?

 

 

Teddy bear is having a picnic with his friends. He is enjoying his delicious cake.

What is on his cake?

What is in the picnic basket?

  

Guided reading

We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.
Name the parts of a book- front cover, page, and title-the name of the story.
Can you say these phonemes and digraph?

c           k           ck

 

Can you read these words?
 

got          not        can

 

Can you read the last half of the story ‘Stop, Cat!?

   

Were your predictions correct?


Can you retell the story to your adult?


Adults can you ask your child the questions below:

1.Who was the birthday party for?
2.Was Slink expecting to have a birthday party?
3.Why did Slink start to lift off the ground?
4.How does Slink feel when Ben rescues him?
5.How did Pip get rid of the balloon?
6.Which part of the story do you like the best? Why?

 

Thinking curriculum

Read the story, ‘The Little Red Hen’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yclc22I4Zxk

Was your prediction correct?
What was the same?
What was different?
Create a story map to retell the story.

 

Monday 18th January 2021

Phonics
We have been learning the following phonemes- -s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c
Today, we focused on the phoneme ‘c’
Sing the jolly jingle and do the action

Can you practice writing the grapheme ‘c’ – Make sure you are writing anti-clockwise
c- Start at the top and round
Can you sound out each phoneme and blend them together to read the word

cat               cot                 cap

 

Become a phoneme detective!
Have a look around your home and see if you can find some objects with the initial phoneme ‘c’!
Here’s an example:

carrot 

 

Maths

Can you count 1-10?

Sing along to the 5 little ducks.

You will need a box and some toys or teddies!

Can your toy/teddy go over the box?
Can your toy/teddy go under the box?

 

Guided reading
We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.
Name the parts of a book- front page, and title-the name of the story.
Can you say these phonemes and digraph?
c           k           ck

Can you read these words?

got          not                 can

Can you read the first half of the story ‘Stop, Cat!?

       

 

Thinking Curriculum
Our book of the week is called ‘The Little Red Hen’
Look at the front page.

Adults, can you ask your chn these questions:
1.What can you see?
2.What is the hen holding?
3.What do you think happens in the story?
4.Why?
5.Will the hen be joined by anyone?

Can you draw picture of your prediction of what will happen in the story?
Adults, can you write what your child has said about the story.

 

Friday 15th January 2021


Phonics

We have been learning the following phonemes - s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o

Practise letter formation for ‘d, g, o’ using the rhyme below. Practise on your whiteboard or use a bucket of water and an old paintbrush outdoors.

d - round like a curly c, up to the top, down and flick.
g – round like a curly c, up, down and curl like a monkey`s tail.
o - round like a curly c, and join it up.

 

Maths

In maths this week we have been looking at 'more than' and 'fewer than'.

Look at the pictures below with your adult and answer the questions.


Which group of fruit has more than?

Which group of  fruit has fewer than?

Can you count them to check if you are correct?


 

 

 Guided Reading


We read English text from left to right and top to bottom.
This week we have shared the book ‘Cat in a Cap’.

Can you name the parts of a book- front cover, back cover, title-the name of the story? Read the sentences and match them to the right picture.

Pip got a kit

Pip can tip it.

Slink got a treat.

  

 


Thinking Curriculm

We have been thinking of different seasons and animal tracks

Share the link below and discuss similarities and differences with your adult.

  

 

How many did you get right?

 

Thursday 14th January 2021

Phonics

We have been learning the following phonemes - s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o

Practise letter formations for ‘d, g, o’ using the rhyme below. Practice forming in the air using your finger. Practise on your whiteboard.


d - round like a curly c, up to the top, down and flick.
g – round like a curly c, up, down and curl like a monkey`s tail.
o - round like a curly c, and join it up.


Draw a picture on purple mash, https://www.purplemash.com/login/

or on a piece of paper, or on your whiteboard.

Think of something beginning with ‘d’ ‘g’ and ‘o’. Can you write the grapheme next to the picture?

    

 

Maths

The three bears, Daddy bear, Mummy bear and Baby bear are very hungry.
Can you go outside and make some food for the three bears using natural materials, for example, grass, sticks, stones, soil?

 

Which bear needs more food?

Which bear needs fewer food?

How do you know?

 

Guided Reading


We read English text from left to right and top to bottom.
Name the parts of a book- front cover, back cover, blurb, author, page, title-the name of the story.
Shared read ‘Cat in a Cap’.

         

Re-read all the story.

Recap the story. Recap the words and phonemes from the story.

Pip knitted Slink a cap with pom-poms.

Can you draw your own cap for slink?

What will you add to the cap?

Use materials around your home to make the hat for Slink?

 

Thinking curriculum


Explore snowflakes by looking at a clip of them falling to the ground, using the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wNoxcshUuQ
 

Discuss what are snowflakes? Where do they come from?

Which season do we have snow and snowflakes?

What happens to them when they fall into your warm hands?

How do we dress for a snowy day and why?

Can you make a snowflake with the help of an adult?

 

 

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Phonics
We have been learning the following phonemes- -s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o
Today, we focused on the phoneme ‘o’
Sing the jolly jingle and do the action!

Can you practice writing the grapheme ‘o’? – Make sure you are writing anti-clockwise

Can you sound out each phoneme and blend them together to read the word?

Now have a look around your home and see if you can spot the ‘o’ grapheme!
 

Reading
We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.
Name the parts of a book- front cover, page, and title-the name of the story.
Can you say these phonemes?

Can you sound out each phoneme and blend them together to read the words?

Can you recap the story ‘Cat in a Cap’?

Maths
Count on your fingers 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 blast off!
Can you count backwards from 10?

We are going to have a picnic!
You will need to get some food and share it between 2 people.


Use the sentences from yesterday to describe how much each person has, such as ‘I have more than you’ ‘you have fewer than me’


Topic
Today we are going to do some exercise!
Adults, can you ask these questions below:
Why do we need to exercise?
What can we eat to keep us healthy?
What can we drink to keep us healthy?

You need to do some stretches to warm your body up and make sure it is ready to exercise!
Watch the video below and follow the instructions by Joe Wickes.

Now you have exercised, we need to cool our bodies down.
Try and balance on 1 leg and count to 3.
Touch your toes and count to 5.

 

Phonics

We have been learning the following phonemes-s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o

Today, we are learning the phoneme 'g' Be a phoneme detective and find 'g' objects in your

home, grapes, goggles, glitter etc. Draw some 'g' object and upload them onto JIT5, in BGFL.

 

Reading 

We read English text from left to right and top to bottom.

Name the parts of a book- front cover, back cover, blurb, author, page, title-the name of the story.

Look at the pictures to read the next half of the story. 'Cat in a Cap'

Were your predictions correct?

Can you retell the story to your adult?

Adults can you ask your child the questions below:

1.What did Pip make for Slink?

2.Do you think Slink is pleased to see the outfit Pip has designed for him?

3.Why do you think Slink runs away from Pip?

4.How does Pip’s superpower help her to get Slink?

5.Which part of the story do you like the best? Why?

 

Maths

Counting games- can you do 1,2,3,4,5 claps? Jumps etc.

Can you help Goldilocks to fill 3 bowls of porridge or cereal?  Whose bowl will be full, half full or nearly empty? 

You can even go into your garden and fill old pots with stones, pebbles, sticks and leaves. 

Thinking curriculum

Use the pictures below and ask your adult to help you order the story.

What happened at the beginning, the middle and the end of the story?

 

9:15am Phonics

10:15am Maths
10:45am – 11:15am Break
11:45am Reading
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch
1:45pm Thinking Curriculum
2:45pm Storytime

Children who are not able to join the live lessons, please see the work below.

Phonics
We have been learning the following phonemes- s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g, o
Today, we are learning the ‘d’ phoneme.
Can you sing the jolly jingle for ‘d’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI-pfeaErY4
Form the letter ‘d’ using the letter formation rhyme below

Can you think of words beginning with ‘d`’?

Can you use your robot arms to read some words with the phoneme `d`, for example, d-o-g, s-a-d, d-i-g, m-a-d.
Where can you see the phoneme `d` in the words above, is it in the beginning, middle or end?
Can you sing the jolly jingle as you beat your drum?

 

Maths
Today we are going to compare different amounts of water to see who has more, fewer or the same amount of water.
Can you get 3 glasses or cups?
Can you share a jug of water with your family?
Who will have more?
Who will have fewer?

Does anyone have the same?
See some examples below.

      

 

Reading
We read English text from left to right and top to bottom.


Name the parts of a book- front cover, back cover, blurb, author, page, title-the name of the story.


Shared reading ‘Cat in a Cap’. Read first half of the story and discuss the story with your children.

       

What has happened in the story so far?

Can you predict what will happen next?

Draw a picture of your prediction.

 

Thinking curriculum
This week children are reading the story, `Goldilocks and the three bears`.

 

You can watch and listen to the story by copying and pasting this link on YouTube below - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W52tjlaa3xk

Ask questions about the story.

What characters can you see? Where are the bears going? Where do the bears live? What is Goldilocks doing?

Who`s porridge does she like the most? Why? I wonder what the bears will do when they find out?

Make puppets from the story, who is your favourite character and why?

Use the puppets to act out the story with members of your family.

 

 

Nursery Homework 08.01.2021

Inside your child’s home school reading log, you will find a copy of your child’s username and password to access school online platforms.

Staff set Bug Club online books for children and parents to read at home. The books that have been allocated match the phonic phase that child is working on in school. If you have any difficulties logging onto and accessing bug club, please speak to your child’s key worker.

Education City

Please visit www.educationcity.com and log on using your child’s username and password provided.

Visit the ‘homework’ section where you will find two online activities which include a mathematics activity ‘Measure Up' and a phonics activity with a focus on ‘d’ ‘g’ and ‘o’ which are the phonemes of the week for next week.

Teachers can see when the children have completed an activity. Children who complete their homework will be rewarded with a sticker in school.

If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s key worker. 

 

Welcome to Nursery's homework page for parents and children.

Inside your child’s home school reading log, you will find a copy of your child’s username and password to access school online platforms.

Nursery Holiday Project for December 2020

 

Thursday 17th December 2020

Dear Nursery Parents,

Please see the timetable below. The lessons will be a short introduction with activities for children to do at home.

Registration 8.45am

Phonics 9.00am

Guided Reading 10.00am

Maths 11.00am

Topic 12.00pm

Story time 2.50pm. Don’t forget to bring your teddy.

Children who are not able to join the live lessons please see work below.

 

Phonics

We have been learning the following phonemes- s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,o,g,c,k

Phonics cup game

Label some cups with the letters sounds above. Hide an object inside one of the cups. Encourage your child to say the sound before peeping under the cup to find the object.

 

Reading

We read English text from left to right and top to bottom.

Name the parts of a book- front cover, back cover, blurb, author, page, title-the name of the story.

Shared read using Bug Club ‘Can you see cat?’

Try hard to use positional language to describe where the cat is hiding.

Write the word ‘at’ on your write board or piece of paper.

Change the initial letter to make new words.

How many words can you make?

C at

 

Maths

Please see below some examples of subitising cards.

Can you recognise how many dot there are without having to count them individually?

Task- Make your own matching pair’s game by drawing dots and writing the matching number onto pieces of paper. Take turns choosing two cards at a time until you get a matching pair. The winner has the most matching pairs. You can make this game more challenging by using higher numbers.

 

Topic

Share a Christmas story or look at some Christmas images.

Talk about what people do at Christmas time?

If you don’t celebrate Christmas then talk about something your family do celebrate and how it’s important to learn about different cultures.

 

Make a Christmas or happy holiday card for your friend, family or teacher.

Think about what you will draw on the front and what sounds you will use inside the card. Try hard to write your own name so the person knows who sent the card.

 

Wednesday 16th December 2020

Dear Nursery Parents,
Please join the ‘Nursery’ channel in Distance Learning. Mrs Gallagher will be working with Nursery Red, Nursery Green and Nursery Yellow.

Please see the timetable below. The lessons will be a short introduction with activities for children to do at home.

Registration 8.45am
Phonics 9.00am
Guided Reading 10.00am
Maths 11.00am
Topic 12.00pm
Story time 2.50pm. Don’t forget to bring your teddy. 

Children who are not able to join the live lessons please see work below.

Phonics
We have learnt the following phonemes- s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,o,g,c,k

Keep trying hard to say the phonemes in your own name and write the letters in your name from left to right.

Today we have a Christmas phonics shop. Can you help me label the objects?

            

Children say the word, then say the initial letter sound.
Can you find the letter on your phase 2 sound mat?
Draw the picture and write the initial letter sound. 
E.g. ‘s’ for star.

Visit Education City to practise your phonics or sing the ‘Jolly Jingles’ (in order) on you tube.

Reading

We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.
Name the parts of a book- front cover, page, blurb and title-the name of the story.

Shared read ‘Cookies’ on Bug Club. What do you think this book might be about?
Design your own cookie by cutting out a circle and decorating it.
Label your drawing with the initial letter sounds e.g. ‘c’ for cookie, ‘s’ sweeties etc. 


Maths
Try hard to count to 10 forwards and backwards with a big BLAST OFF!

Create a Christmas tree number line. Fold and cut your paper into a large triangle. Write numbers 1-10 down the page. Carefully with adult help, cut strips across the page. Can you mix the numbers up and put them in order?


Topic
Watch a clip of ‘The Snowman’ by Raymond Briggs.

Investigation- How do you make ice?
Can you change the colour or shape of ice?
How does ice feel? Can you think of three describing word?
What happens to ice when you leave it somewhere warm?
What happens when you put salt on an ice cube?

Remember you can save your work to show your class teacher on BGFL Launch 'My Files'. We look forward to awarding j2stars to children who share their work. 

 

Tuesday 15th December 2020

Phonics

We have learnt the following phonemes- s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,o,g,c.

Keep trying hard to say the phonemes in your own name.
Parents please write the letters in your child’s name on post it notes or bottle tops. Give your child a copy of their name card and challenge them to put the letters in order saying the sound for each letter.

 

Today we are learning ‘k’.

Task- Visit Education City and complete the phonics activities ‘g,o,c,k’.

Literacy
Read the bug club book ‘Kit’s Kip’. Try hard to segment (sound out) the letters in words e.g. K-i-t and blend them together to read ‘Kit’.

Can you find any more words in the book with ‘k’?

Try hard to form the letter correctly. Your adult could remind you of the letter formation rhyme “start at the top, all the way down, back to the middle and tie a bow.”

    
              

Mathematics

Use your number line in your class pack to count to 10 forwards, then backwards with a rocket blast off!

Draw around your child’s hand. How many objects can you fit inside the handprint? Can you find anything smaller to fit inside? Who has the biggest hands in your family? Can the person with the biggest hands fit more or less objects inside their hand print?

 

                                                   

Visit Education City and watch and join in with the number songs including ’10 Brown Owls’.


Understanding of the world

In phonics we have been learning the ‘k’ phoneme.

Can you make a kite and fly it in the sky? Think about the material you will need to use, should the material be light weight or heavy? Why?

Take a photo and save it on ‘my file’ BGFL launch.

 

                                                  

 

Monday 14 the December 2020

Phonics

We have learnt the following phonemes- s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,o,g.
This week we are learning ‘c’.
Can you find any objects around the house that have the initial sound ‘c’? Can you label the objects you find with a ‘c’. Try hard to form the letter correctly your adult could remind you of the letter formation rhyme “start at the top, go round like a curly caterpillar, ‘c’.”

Reading
Read the bug club book ‘Kat and Dan’ (Pink level)
Talk about the story and look out for the key word ‘to’ ‘got’ ‘not’  
Can you use recycled materials from around your home to make a new house for Kat and Dan? 

Mathematics
Use your number line in your class pack to count to 10 forwards, then backwards.
Play find the missing number by covering a number and working out which one is missing? How did you know?

Play hide and seek with your toys.
Use the prepositional language- Over, under, above, below, in front, behind, in, outside, next to.

Child hides the toys and adult helps to find them.  Can your child use and follow instructions to find the toy?


Understanding of the world
Get into the festive spirit by sharing a Christmas story or join in with the actions to this Christmas song

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000q5s8/magic-hands-magic-hands-at-christmas-1-i-wish-it-could-be-christmas-everyday?xtor=CS8-1000-[Discovery_Cards]-[Multi_Site]-[SL09]-[PS_IPLAYER~N~~P_MagicHandsAtChristmasE1] 

Can you create your own Christmas decoration?
Think about which shapes and colours will you use.
Use materials you have around your house e.g. cut up an old cereal box.
Share a photo of your creations on ‘My Files’ and be awarded with J2stars.

                                               

 

 

Friday 11th December 2020 
Developing fine motor and scissor skills



Practise your fine motor and cutting skills by making a paper snowflake.
Use a piece of paper or unwanted newspaper. Folder the paper as shown above. Work with an adult to cut small holes in your folded paper. Remember to be careful when using scissors because they can be sharp. Open your paper and hang your snowflake to make a festive decorations.
Take a photograph of your child’s work and save it on BGFL (Launch) ‘My Files’ to share with your child’s teacher.


Activity 2:
This week staff have set a number of activities including phonics, maths and topic work.
Log onto Education City and see the homework that has been set.
Your teacher will award J2stars for children who complete their homework. Prizes will be shared in school.

 

Friday 11th December 2020

Due to a problem with the heating and classrooms being too cold Nursery are moving to online learning.
We will keep you updated on when school will reopen.
Nursery will be taught on Teams in the Distance Learning Team in their class channel.

Please see the timetable for the day.
Sessions will be 10-15minutes with a follow up activity.

9.00 assembly
10.00 Registration and Phonics
11.00 Guided Reading
12.00 Maths
1.30 Topic - Music Bonanza
3.00 Story Time

Please have a whiteboard or paper and pen available if possible.
We look forward to seeing you.

Children who are unable to attend live lessons please see work below.

Phonics
In phonics the children have learnt the phonemes s, a ,t ,i ,p ,n ,m ,d,g,o.
Say the sounds in your name and write the letters using your name card. Can you write your name from memory?Get an adult to sound out the phonemes and you practise writing them.

Visit the following website to play initial letter matching game .

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html

Sing the jolly jingles on you tube.

Reading
Visit Bug Club to read ‘Nod’.
Talk about the pictures. Where are they? What is happening? Who is Nod? Where is Nod?
Can you say the initial letter sounds in words e.g. ‘d’ in dog, ‘S’ in Sam.
Look out for the tricky word ‘to’. 

Mathematics
Counting – counts the steps in your house as you go upstairs and downstairs. 
Counting rhymes see examples on Education City.
Write numbers 1-5, then 5-10. Can you find the right number of objects to match each number? For example, 3 apples for number 3.

Topic-  Music
On Monday some of the children made ‘g’ guitars using junk models and elastic bands.
What musical instrument did you make? Can you play your instrument to your favourite songs? Draw and label your instrument with help from your adult.
What is the initial sound of your instrument? Send us a picture or even a video.

We encourage families to share children’s work on BGFL ‘my files’ where teachers can look at children’s work and award J2stars. Children who collect the most J2Stars will receive a prize in school.

 

Thursday 10th December 2020

Due to a problem with the heating and classrooms being too cold Nursery are moving to online learning.
We will keep you updated on when school will reopen.
Nursery will be taught on Teams in the Distance Learning Team in their class channel.

Please see the timetable for the day.
Sessions will be 10-15minutes with a follow up activity.

8.45am register
9.00am Phonics
10.00am Reading
11.00am Mathematics
12.00pm Topic
2.50pm Story time

Please have a whiteboard or paper and pen available if possible.
We look forward to seeing you.

Children who are unable to attend live lessons please see work below. 


Phonics
In phonics the children have learnt the phonemes s, a ,t ,i ,p ,n ,m ,d,g,o.
Write the letters on pieces of paper and try to make new words e.g. sat, pin. How many words can you make?
Say the sounds in your name and write the letters using your name card. Can you write your name from memory?
Visit the following website to play initial letter matching game.
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html
Sing the jolly jingles on you tube.

Reading
Visit Bug Club to read ‘Dig and Tip’.
Talk about the pictures. Where are they? What is happening?
Can you say the initial letter sounds in words e.g. ‘t’ truck.
Look out for the tricky words ‘at’ ‘it’ ‘can’ ‘go’. 
Write the tricky words on large pieces of paper. Adult calls out the word and child has to run, jump or hop to the correct word.

Mathematics
Counting games- can you do 1,2,3,4,5 claps? Jumps etc.
Counting objects around the house.
Counting rhymes see examples on Education City.
Count forwards and backwards 1-10, then 20.
Have 5 toys ask your child to take one away and count the objects. Model saying one number name for each object.
Fast recognition of objects without having to count them individually (subitising). You a dice to practise this skill when playing a game.

Topic
On Monday some of the children made ‘g’ guitars using junk models and elastic bands.
Which other instruments to you know?
Watch this piece of music- can you name any of the instruments.
Can you make your own instrument at home?
Sing your favourite song, play your instrument and send us a picture or video.
We encourage families to share children’s work on BGFL ‘my files’ where teachers can look at children’s work and award J2stars. Children who collect the most J2Stars will receive a prize in school.

 

Wednesday 9th December 2020

Due to a problem with the heating and classrooms being too cold Nursery are moving to online learning.
We will keep you updated on when school will reopen.
Nursery will be taught on Teams in the Distance Learning Team in their class channel.

Please see the timetable for the day.
Sessions will be 10-15minutes with a follow up activity.

8.45am register
9.00am Phonics
10.00am Reading
11.00am Mathematics
12.00pm Topic
2.50pm Story time

Please have a whiteboard or paper and pen available if possible.
We look forward to seeing you. 

Children who are unable to attend live lessons please see work below. 

Phonics
In phonics the children have learnt the phonemes s, a ,t ,i ,p ,n ,m ,d.
This week we are learning ‘g’ and ‘o’.
Please find any objects around the house with the initial sound ‘g’ and ‘o’ e.g. ‘g’ for grape or ‘o’ for octopus.
Try hard to hold your pencil correctly and form the letters.
Visit Education City to complete the phonics activities including ‘g’ and ‘o’.

Reading
Visit Bug Club to read ‘Cat is Sleeping’. Look out for the tricky words ‘I’ ‘am’ ‘is’.
Can you say the initial letter sounds in words e.g. c for cat?
Share your favourite stories with your adult. Draw a picture and label it with initial letter sounds.
Try hard to read and write the letters in your name.

Mathematics
The children are learning about 2D shapes- circle, rectangle, square, star, and triangle.
Can you find any shapes in your house? What shapes are the windows, doors or TV?
Can you make a shape picture? 
Visit Education City to complete the activities including ‘size’ and ‘2D shape’.

Understanding of the world
Look out of your window and talk about the weather and the seasons.
What do you wear in winter or summer?
Visit Education City to complete the activity ‘seasons’.
Draw or use JIT5, in BGFL to create your season’s picture. 

We encourage families to share children’s work on BGFL ‘my files’ where teachers can look at children’s work and award J2stars. Children who collect the most J2Stars will receive a prize in school.

 

 

Friday 4th December 2020

 

This week, your child should have taken home a name card. Please could you support your child in hearing the initial sound in their name and use the letter formation rhymes below to write their name.

Next week, we will be singing 5 gingerbread men. Please support your child to use their fingers when counting.

 

 

 

Friday 27th November 2020


Next week, we will be looking at Road Safety in school. Please share the link below with your child and discuss the importance of keeping safe whilst crossing the road. Why we need to wear seatbelts and wear bright clothes or reflective clothing during the darker evenings, so that we can be seen when crossing the road. Also, why we need to find a safe place to cross the road whilst holding an adult’s hand. Your task is to design a poster for your front door or window.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAgxZ-l5pY8

 

Education City


Please visit www.educationcity.com and log on using your child’s username and password provided. Visit the ‘homework’ section where you will find a phonics activity with a focus on ‘i’ ‘n’ ‘m’ and ‘d’ which are the phonemes children have been learning in nursery.
Your task is to look for objects in and around your home starting with those phonemes.

If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s key worker.
 

 

 

Nursery 2020-2021

Welcome to Nursery's homework page parents and children.

Every Friday we will set homework for you to complete with your child.

Friday 20th November 2020 

Inside your child’s home school reading log, you will find a copy of your child’s username and password to access school online platforms. 

Staff set Bug Club online books for children and parents to read at home. The books that have been allocated match the phonic phase that child is working on in school. If you have any difficulties logging onto and accessing bug club, please speak to your child’s key worker.

Education City

Please visit www.educationcity.com and log on using your child’s username and password provided. 

Visit the ‘homework’ section where you will find two online activities which include a mathematics number video ‘5 Current Buns’ and a phonics activity with a focus on ‘s’ ‘a’ ‘t’ and ‘p’ which are the phonemes children have been learning in nursery. 

Teachers can see when the children have completed an activity. Children who complete their homework will be rewarded with a sticker in school. 

If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s key worker. 

 

Friday 13th November 2020

Reading 

Well done to the children who brought their book bags into school it was lovely to hear your ideas about your home reading book. 

Please bring your book bags into nursery every Wednesday.

 

Phonics

In phonics we are learning to hear and say the sounds of the letters, ‘s’ ‘a’ ‘t’ and ‘p’. We have been using jolly phonic actions and jingles to help us. Please find more information about phonics in the curriculum tab of the website, under English Curriculum.

Watch the video below and find some objects around your house with the following sounds. For example ‘s’ for spoon, ‘a’ for apple, ‘t’ for teddy and ‘p’ for penny.

Anti-bulling week 

Nursery will focus on being a good friend and recognising our emotions. 


We will be reading a range of picture books at story time linked to friendship e.g., Sharing a Shell, Lost and Found and The Smartest Giant in Town. We will be thinking about how the characters are feeling using visual emotions cards in class.

Nursery will have the opportunity to take part in friendship activities such as making friendship bracelets and cards for a friend.  Children will be encouraged to buddy up to play team games in PE and outdoor provision.

In communication and language children are encouraged to talk about who their friends are and why they are special to them.

In circle time we will be asking a question of the day such as, do friends like the same things? Staff will be spotting acts of kindness and rewarding children with lots of praise and a sticker.  

Look out for photographs on our Nursery Learning Journey page of the school website which will be shared at the end of the week.

 

Friday 6th November 2020

'Dough Disco' is a fun activity for the children which combines the use of play dough with a series of hand and finger exercises designed to improve fine muscle control. The movements develop children's fine and gross motor dexterity, hand-eye coordination and self-esteem.

Please see the video below of Nursery Red taking part in dough disco...

 





Press on the links below and have a try at the following dough disco movements at home...


http://Dough Disco to Incy Wincy Spider Nursery Rhyme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSBO8N4ctJg&list=PLE5NH_8stslu2_93xgNh6MqFuCkQePzDl

 

http://Playdough finger exercises to Twinkle twinkle little star- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JaF0mjG4e8&list=PL7stXD3f711Ol-NCT6ry2TwsrKoQp1COy&index=4

 

http://Playdough finger gym to the ants went matching nursery rhyme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocFu_ZFgQi4

 

http://Funky Feet Music-Play Dough Disco. Hand eye coordination, crossing midlines, developing fine motor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJQ2CaA7E50

 

http://Fine motor development | Playdough song | If you're happy and you know it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrBsNhwxzgc&list=PL7stXD3f711Ol-NCT6ry2TwsrKoQp1COy&index=6

 

Next week the children will be reading the Diwali story, decorating the home corner and taking part in Diwali activities. 

Our number rhyme of the week is ‘Five Little Diva Lamps’, please watch the clip below. 



If you are celebrating any events at home such as Diwali, birthdays or new babies etc. please share your news with your child’s key worker.



Reading 

Children took home their home reading book this week. Please share this book with your child, encouraging them to talk about the story, recall and sequence the story. Remember to return your book bags on Wednesday. 

 

 

 

 

Friday 16th October 2020

Early writing

Visit our Learning Journey, Nursery website page to see photographs of the children developing their fine and gross motor skills to become successful early writers.

Try these activities at home to develop your child’s fine motor skills:

Sort money into different colours or sizes, then post the coins into a money box.
Put your own clothes on trying hard to manipulate the zips and buttons
Use clothes pegs to help peg out the washing on the line. How many pegs did you use?
Thread a necklace using cut up straws, beads, or pasta tubes.

On Monday 19th October 2020 parents are invited to participate in a telephone parents evening. Parents were emailed on 13.10.20, if you haven’t received your email please contact the school office to arrange a telephone appointment with your key worker.

Homework- Parents are asked to tell your child’s key worker a WOW moment your child has had since starting nursery. This might be any achievement your child has accomplished e.g. using cutlery to eat at home, zipping up their coat or learning to peddle a bike. 

 

In mathematics we will be singing the '5 Little Ducks' song .
We will be trying hard to recognise numbers and counting accurately. 

 

 

 

Friday 9th October 2020

Well done to the children in nursery who have accessed Bug Club, it's wonderful to see so many of you reading our online stories.

If you need any support in logging onto Bug Club please talk to your child's key worker. 

As part of our Amazing Animals topic next week we will be reading 'Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell. 
Listen to the story below and think about which pet you would like and why?

We look forward to hearing your ideas next week. 

In mathematics we will be singing the '5 Little Monkeys' song and reading the big book of '10 Little Monkey's'. 
We will be trying hard to recognise numbers and counting accurately. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 2nd October 2020

Thank you for joining us for your Nursery Homework this week.

All week, in nursery, we have been looking at 2D shapes.

For your homework this week, can you please watch the video to remind you of the shapes we have seen in and around nursery.

 

 

Next, can you look around your home and local area to see if you can see any of the shapes we have talked about.

Can you see any triangles, squares, rectangles or circles?

Were the shapes big or small?

Can you remember how many sides each of the shapes has?

Have a go and if you need any help just ask your grown up.

 

 

Friday 25th September, 2020

Grove School uses an exciting reading programme called Bug Club.

This programme supports reading skills at home. Why not share an ebook with your child this weekend.

Don’t forget to look through ‘My Stuff’ to see your allocated books. 

Please look through the slides below and if you have any questions your child's teacher will be happy to answer them for you. 

 

 

Friday 18th September, 2020

It is time to get your listening ears ready children.

I wonder if you can recognise the sounds? 

 

Friday 11th September 2020 

It's time for a story! Can you listen to Mrs Sohal and then answer some questions. You might know the characters and the song from the story. 

Can your child talk to you about who lives in their house?

Have you any pets at home?

Your teachers are excited to hear all about your families and pets. 

 

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