Friday, April 3, 2020

Doncaster libraries


Doncaster libraries usually hold weekly ‘Rhymetime’ sessions and they have decided to upload videos for you to join in with each week.
If you follow this link, it will take you to this week’s Rhymetime. Keep your eyes peeled for more!

Doncaster libraries are also uploading story times for you to listen to – here is a link to ‘GRRRRR!’ by Rob Biddulph. https://www.facebook.com/DoncasterLib/videos/2989691777793570/ 

Here is the blurb – maybe you could read this before listening to the story…
Fred is the champion. He’s just that good. And hes got the medals to prove it. Being the best takes a lot of hard work and time on your own, but Fred doesnt mind. Until a new bear moves to town and Fred’s golden GRRRRR goes missing. How will he defend his title now? Or will Fred instead learn that some things are more important than winning?

Week 3 learning




Hi again Nursery! 

I hope you are all staying safe and making great green choices for your grown-ups at home. Mrs Hancock, Mrs Ellender, Mrs Howells and I are missing you terribly and we cannot wait to see you all again!

But until then, have lots of fun and use your super brainboxes to tackle your challenges for this week.





Mr Bear and Jenny Jigsaw are really pleased that you have been trying really hard to complete the challenges they have been sending. They have had to work really hard to think of some even trickier challenges to send to you this week!



Here are your learning challenges for the week:

Each day, you could start the day by singing the ‘Days of the week’ song which we do every day in school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtQcnZ2JWsY

You could also talk to your grown-ups about the weather and if you are feeling up to a super challenge – name the day that it was yesterday and the day it will be tomorrow!



Monday:

Phonics  Warm up by singing the ‘Jolly jingles’ song on YouTube (you don’t have to sing them all in one go, you could sing a few each day)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euxN7LGOoLc

Today, you are going to play ‘Pick a picture’ on phonics play which will help your reading skills. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/PictureMatch.html

Choose Phase 2 and see if you can read the tricky words and match it to the correct picture.



Challenge: Practise writing your name today. If you know how to do this independently, your challenge is to write your full name and the names of other people in your house.



Maths  Warm up with Big Walrus and count all the way to 20! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0Ajq682yrA

Your task today is to find a stick and have a go at the activity below:






 Challenge: Can you have a go at putting the objects you have found in order from shortest to longest?





Tuesday:

Phonics – Today your challenge is to start with a game of ‘Giggling grapheme’ on phonics play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/GrabAGigglingGrapheme.html

Listen carefully to the sound that you need to choose and find this on one of the aliens!





Challenge: Ask your grown-up to choose a sound and challenge yourself to write this sound on a piece of paper.



Maths -  Join in with singing our favourite shape song again with Big Walrus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guNdJ5MtX1A.

If there are any clouds in the sky today, you could have a go at this activity:






 Challenge: Can you spot anything else outside that makes a shape? How many sides does it have? How many corners?







Wednesday:

Phonics - log on to phonicsplay.co.uk. Play flashcard speed sounds (phase 2) and practise saying all of the sounds . How many could you remember? Did you beat your time from last week?




Challenge: Can you practise saying and writing ck, e, u, r. Can you draw a picture of something which begins with these sounds? Some of you will remember that ck is a digraph sound which comes at the end of a word. For this sound, maybe you could draw a sock or a duck!

  

Maths – Warm up again with Big Walrus and count all the way to 20! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0Ajq682yrA



Today, your challenge is to have a go at writing your numbers from 1-5/1-10. You could use a paintbrush and water to do this on the ground outside or you could write/paint them onto paper instead.



Challenge: Can you find the age that you are? How old will you be on your next birthday? Can you find that number?





Thursday:

Phonics  Using your log in for Oxford Owl, choose a new story to read. Look at the front cover and guess what you think might happen in the story. Can you spot any letter sounds that you know in the title?

Can you spot the characters in the story, how might they be feeling/why?



Challenge: Can you recall the events that happened in the story? Tell your grown-up your favourite part of the story – you could even draw a picture to show your favourite part if you want to!



Maths -  Can you count backwards from 10-0 and blast off like a rocket for your warm up?

Today you will need to find lots of socks for your challenge, but only clean ones, not stinky ones! 🧦

Put all of your socks into a big pile and get ready to put them into a long line whilst counting them. How many socks can you count to?



Challenge: Can you pair up the socks now you have counted them? How many pairs have you got?




Fun Fridays:

We know how much Nursery love our fun and fitness Fridays so we know you will love Friday challenges!



Creative time:

As you read a story for your phonics challenge yesterday, I thought it would be a great idea for you to have a go at making a sock puppet which you could use to make up a story using your imagination! What will your puppet be called? What do they like to do? What is their favourite colour?


 PE time:

Practise throwing and catching with your grown-up this week. Find a ball and see how many times you can throw and catch it!

If you are wearing some sporty clothes for your PE lesson today, challenge yourself to get dressed independently. (I wonder who can remember what independent means – see if you can wow your grown-up and tell them!)

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Fun things to do at home


Hi Nursery – I hope you are all keeping safe!

I have found some lovely ideas which I thought might be fun for you to do at home. I will upload a few each week for you to have a go at. Have lots of fun!  πŸ˜„






Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Rainbows for Nightingale









Rainbows for Nightingale.


NHS Nightingale are looking for pictures and messages of Hope drawn by children to cheer up the staff and patients in the hospital.

Please take a photograph of your lovely pictures and/or messages and upload these to social media with the #RainbowsForNightingale 
You could also use #HillTop so that we can see your lovely pictures and messages.


Your pictures and messages will be shared digitally with the staff and patients - Good luck, I will be looking out for any creations from you!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Craft ideas

Hi Nursery! I know how much you love the cut and stick area so I have found some craft ideas which I think you will enjoy.. 😊










Have lots of fun crafting!! πŸŒˆπŸŒΌπŸ‡πŸ₯πŸš€πŸŒŸ

Friday, March 27, 2020

Super maths games

Here are some Maths games which we use in school (also tablet-friendly)

Shape games:
Shape Patterns - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns




Shape Monsters - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters



Number games:
Underwater counting - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting
Teddy Numbers - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers
Ladybird Spots - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots
Gingerbread Man game - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/gingerbread-man-game

Week 2 learning



Hi Nursery! 
I hope you are having lots of fun with your grown ups at home, I am missing you all lots and cannot wait to hear all about your super home learning when we are back at school.
Lots of love, Miss Woods πŸ‘©


Mr Bear and Jenny Jigsaw have been busy thinking of some challenges to send to you this week! 🌈



Monday:
Phonics – Warm up by singing our favourite alphabet song on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs
Ask your grown-ups to pause the song at the end when all of the images are shown. Can you find the picture which starts with the first letter of your name? Have a competition with your grown-up at naming as many items as you can think of which begin with that sound – Good luck children, I know you will beat the grown-ups!

Challenge: Can you practise writing the sounds in your name? If you can do this, can you write a list of the objects that you named with your grown-up?

Maths – Warm up with Big Walrus and count all the way to 20! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0Ajq682yrA
Your task today is to choose an action such as jumping, clapping or hopping – when you have chosen your action, can you ask your grown-up to show you a number card from your pack. Can you shout out the number and then do that many jumps, claps or hops? You could even show your grown-up a number and get them involved too! Repeat this activity until you can jump no more J

Challenge: Can you have a go at putting the number cards you have used in order?


Tuesday:
Phonics – Today your challenge is to start with a game of ‘Giggling grapheme’ on phonics play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/GrabAGigglingGrapheme.html Listen carefully to the sound that you need to choose and find this on one of the aliens!

Challenge: Ask your grown-up to choose a sound and see how many objects around your house that you can find beginning with that sound. Extension: record the sounds you can hear in the words of the objects you find.


Maths -  Join in with singing our favourite shape song again with Big Walrus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guNdJ5MtX1A.
Can you challenge yourself to draw each of the shapes that you have sung about in the song?

Challenge: Can you name any items that you know are these shapes? For example, square – cushion, rectangle – door and so on.


Wednesday:
Phonics - log on to phonicsplay.co.uk. Play flashcard speed sounds (phase 2) and practise saying all of the sounds . How many could you remember? Did you beat your time from last week?

Challenge: Can you practise saying and writing i, n, m, d. Can you draw a picture of something which begins with these sounds?


Maths – Warm up again with Big Walrus and count all the way to 20! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0Ajq682yrA
 Missing number challenge – Today, ask your grown-ups to place the number cards in your pack out on the floor/table. Can you begin by putting these numbers in order from 1-5 or 1-10? When you have done this, ask your grown-up to remove one of the number cards whilst you close your eyes! Open your eyes and try to guess the number that your grown-up has removed!

Challenge: Can you write these numerals in the correct order?


Thursday:
Phonics –  Using your log in for Oxford Owl, choose a new story to read. Look at the front cover and guess what you think might happen in the story. Can you spot any letter sounds that you know in the title?
Can you spot the characters in the story, how might they be feeling/why?

Challenge: Can you recall the events that happened in the story? Tell your grown-up your favourite part of the story – you could even draw a picture to show your favourite part if you want to!

Maths -  Can you go on a hunt around your house for different objects ready to sort. When you have collected lots of objects – you can decide whether you will sort your objects by colour or by size, for example – putting all of the red objects together or placing all of the large items together and so on. Don’t forget to use the vocabulary we learnt in Nursery: large/big/huge, medium, small/little/tiny.

Challenge: Count the number of objects you have in each of your groups and add them altogether.

 
Fun Fridays:
We know how much Nursery love our fun and fitness Fridays so we know you will love Friday challenges:

PE time:
Go onto YouTube and search for our favourite brain gym song ‘Banana, banana, meatballs’ and show your grown-ups your super moves!

Baking Friday:
Your challenge is to work with your grown-up to prepare a meal for your family. See if you can use words like ‘chop, stir, slice, mix’ whilst preparing your meal. I can’t wait to hear what you have been cooking when we are back at school!