Winter is coming!

Time to keep warm outside!

What changes happen in winter

How many can you tell your adult?

Can you spot winter in this favourite story?

Writing

Draw the characters from the story, how many details can you add?

Learn this winter poem

Phonics

Easier phonics

Welcome To The Zoo (phonicsplay.co.uk)

Harder Phonics

Practise this with these games at home

Some children in class are really loving learning their letter sounds, this is a real challenge, found the sounds we have been focusing on here! Don’t worry if your child is not interested yet this is perfectly ok!

Set One sounds | Phase 2 Phonics | s a t p sounds | s a t p words – BBC Bitesize

PE

Cosmic Yoga

Winter Movement

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g6hdp

Maths

This week we are learning how to play games, using number lines. The key skill is to develop counting skills and counting on a number line.

Beginners game

Learn to Count up to 10 with Underwater Counting Maths Game (topmarks.co.uk)

Challenging

Helicopter Rescue – Mental Maths for 4 to 8 Year Olds (topmarks.co.uk)

Or print off this number game here and play it as a family

Science investigation- How does chocolate change when heated? Or when cold?

Can you make chocolate crispies with a family member? Can you ask an adult to help you melt chocolate (safely) and mix this with a breakfast cereal, then spoon the mixture into cupcake cases to set? What happened after you left the crispies for a while?
Can you make a milky chocolate drink by asking an adult to help you melt some chocolate and add it to some warm milk? Can you tell your adult what happened and what it tasted like?

Personal, Social & Emotional Development- Emotions

How do you feel today? EYFS / KS1: Feeling Better – BBC Teach

Guess the Feeling | Daniel Tiger | PBS KIDS play this game!

Noah’s Ark

Let’s start with a song

Noah’s Ark Movement

Warm up

Yoga Time

Activity

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g6tsl

Who is the main character?

Why does Noah build an ark?

How did the animals walk onto the ark?

Why was the rainbow sent?

How do you feel in a storm?

Could there ever be a flood in London now?

If you had super human powers, how would you solve the problem?

Maths- Capacity

Numberblocks

Story time

The World- Floating & Sinking

Collect a set of objects, take them to your bathroom and predict whether they will float of sink! Why do you make that prediction? Test your ideas?

Creative

Can you make your own ark?

What will you use? Construction, junk modelling? Will it float or sink?

Internet Safety

This week is internet safety week, have you got a question that you would like to ask about ‘How to keep safe online?’

Watch this space and we will answer questions here!

Anti-Bullying Week

Article 19 UNICEF Rights of the Child states that Governments must do all they can to protect children from all forms of violence.

The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is: United Against Bullying. Anti-Bullying Week will happen from Monday 16th – Friday 20th November and will start with Odd Socks Day to mark the first day of Anti-Bullying Week. Last year 75% of schools in the country took part, reaching well over 7 million young people.

In Nursery we will be exploring kind and unkind behaviour and the importance of using kind hands and kind words. We will also explore what is the right thing to do. We will be thinking about how we can look after others whilst having strategies that help us speak out about something we don’t like.

See the source image

Monday is odd socks day, wear them with pride!

Literacy

Songs

What was unkind in this film?

Let’s talk…….

Can you think of ways to solve these problems?

What would you do if someone teased you? Or was unkind to you? What about if you saw someone being unkind to someone else?

PE- Article 24 Right to be healthy

Warm up

A mouse took a stroll

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p03q09z0

The Gruffalo tries to bully the mouse because he is bigger and scarier, but mouse is very clever and uses his brains to scare ‘The Gruffalo’. Can you think of other characters that are unkind? What would you say to them?

Story Time

What is the Rabbit like in this story?

If you saw someone being unkind to others what would you do?

What could the other characters in the story do to stop Rabbit Foo Foo?

Do you think he served all those chances?

Writing

Draw around your adult’s hand. On each finger think about who could help you if someone was not nice to you? Who will you choose?

Alternatively print off the sheet.

Can you remember who you were drawing? Have you thought about what they look like? Add as many details as possible.

Maths -Sorting- Article 28 Right to Learn

Go on a journey around your house- find 10 items. Can you sort them by size, colour, shape or your own criteria?

Cut out these buttons and sort them!

The World – What’s in the sky?

Go on a walk, have a really good look at the sky, draw a list of as many things you might see up there! I wonder which ones are living and which are made? Can you make something that you might see up in the sky?

Creative – Right to play – Article 31

How about making a kite out of an old plastic bag and a could of sticks found at the park, you could always decorate it too! Have a go at flying it on a trip to the park.

Autumn

Literacy (Article 28- Right to an Education)

Time to draw, don’t forget the crocodile fingers!

Look at the characters from one of our favourite stories. Have a go at drawing them, don’t forget the Gruffalo’s purple prickles, sharp claws and orange eyes!

See the source image

Storytime

Questions

Who are the characters in the story?

Where does the story take place?

What time of year is it? How do you know?

What does the mouse really like to eat?

Watch the fantastic animation on IPlayer

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00pk64x/the-gruffalo

What can you make? Upload your pictures to the interactive learning diary.

Phonics – Rhythm & Rhyme

Beginners rhyme activities- learn and perform favourite rhymes

Extending Rhyme skills

Play this rhyme game, can you find the rhyming word
http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/washing_line_rhyme_US.swf

P4C- Article 12- Right to be heard

Who is the scariest creature in the wood? Have a discussion at home.

PE- Article 24- Right to be healthy

Let’s Move- Autumn Dance with Justin

The World- Article 24 Right to a clean environment

Go on an autumn walk, what can you find? Print out the scavenger hunt or just check out the list on the phone.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000nqtw/jojo-gran-gran-autumn-1-its-time-for-autumn-leaves

Mathematics -Article 28- Right to learn

We are focusing on sorting this week

How will you sort?

Go on a hunt around your house, can you find 10 objects. Sort them by colour. Can you sort them another way?

Technology- Article 13 – Right to information

http://www.meddybemps.com/Leaves/SortByShape.html

Aesthetic & Creative -Article 29 – Right to develop talents

Autumn Crafts – Go on a leaf hunt and use them to create

Speak Out Stay Safe- NSPCC- Article 34 Right to be safe from abuse

SEAL- Cooperation -Article 15 Right to meet friends

To develop this skill, play a game at home such as pairs, dominoes, a board game. It’s fantastic way to build relationships, turn-taking and negotiation. Have fun!

Diwali

These activities cover our focused learning for a whole week. Enjoy and revisit, young children love to explore activities several times so that they can grow in confidence with them and learn new information.

 Let’s sing a Diwali song

Top 10 Interesting Diwali Facts for Kids

  1. Diwali isn’t just a festival for Hindus – it’s also celebrated by Sikhs and Jains too.
  2. More than 800 million people celebrate the festival.
  3. Diwali means ‘row of lights’ in Sanskrit, which is an ancient Indian language. 
  4. The festival is about light (or good) triumphing over dark (or evil), which is one reason why people light oil lamps. 
  5. Different countries celebrate Diwali differently. For example, people in Bengal celebrate the god Kali. 
  6. As well as lights, people draw colourful patterns on the floor to invite the gods into their homes, which is known as Rangoli. 
  7. In the United Kingdom, the city of Leicester hosts the largest Diwali celebration outside of India. 
  8. Another way they attract Lakshmi is through vibrant fireworks displays. 
  9. People exchange gifts and cook food during the festival. 
  10. The total cost of firecrackers every year amounts to over one billion dollars!

Literacy-Time to write

Can you draw this picture, Rama, Sita & Lakshmi?

Reading

Can you retell the Rama and Sita story with the story characters. you can make them here or make your own! Using your fine motor skills to cut out the characters.

Alternatively choose a favourite story to retell, can you use the story language?

Phonics

We are starting a new rhyme challenge for this term, what five new songs will you learn?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/nursery-rhymes

Time to Talk- P4C

Would you rather it be night all the time or day all the time? Why?

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Mathematics -Time/ Sequencing your day

 How do you spend your day? What do you do on specific days?

Days of the week song to help you learn your days.

Explore your routines here!

PE

Moving imaginatively to different music –

Intro walking in the space- the circle hoop like Sita/ no crashing/ bashing

Diwali Story movement (Dance)

Part 1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b03g6vq8

Part 2

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b03g6vq9

People & Communities

Find out about Diwali here

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-diwali

Talk time

What festivals do you celebrate at home? How do you celebrate?

The World

Did you see the amazing shadow puppets on the BBC website

Let’s explore shadows…..

Computing

https://mocomi.com/freaky-fireworks/

Art & Design

What creative activity would you like to make?

Personal, Social & Emotional Learning

Cooperation

Activities to support this play

-Complete a puzzle together

-Complete a shared drawing/ painting

-Build a model

-Throw & Catch

-Build a den

-Make up a dance

-Play a game/ dominoes/ card game/ board game

Have fun!

Super Duper You!

This week we will be exploring what is special about each and everybody in nursery class! We will also be introducing the children to their rights as we are a UNICEF Rights Respecting School!

What makes you special (Article 12- Right to be listened to)

Talk to your family and find out what is special about everyone in your home.

Writing- (Article 28- Right to an education)

Can you do a special drawing that consists of circles and lines? Don’t forget to write your name if you can, if not start with the first letter of your name. Your name is special too!

PE- Reach for the stars (Article 24 -Right to be healthy)

At home practice your throwing and catching skills this week. (Article 31- Right to play)

See the source image

Reading -Article 28 (Right to an education)

When reading stories this week, ask children who, what and where questions. Did they listen carefully to the question you asked? Did they answer accurately?

I am special poem

Reading- Environmental Print

How many of these do you recognise. When you go on a walk what print can you find, take a photo of three different environmental print.

Philosophy for children

Question- What makes you special? Have this as a family chat, remember no interrupting when someone is talking!

The World -We’ve all got rights -Article 1 Every child has rights

Internet Safety- Smartie the Penguin

https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

Maths

(For Nursery children please have one dice, young children find it tricky to stop doing the action at a specific number so this is a fantastic challenge. If you have not got a dice click below to print one out. Alternatively hold up a specific amount of fingers 1, 2, or 3 and shout out the action. Do not move up to bigger amounts until your child consistently stops at specific amounts without any help. This activity is a challenge because they cannot touch actions to count them so often forget to stop. That is part of the game. If they do not stop, give gently reminders, you may not do it now but you will do it soon if you keep trying! )

Craft -Bessie Coleman

Make a biplane for Bessie by developing your cutting skills, or alternatively try and draw a bi plane. You could even make a paper aeroplane together….What fun!

Black History Month

Anansi the Spider

Anansi is an Akan folktale character. He often takes the shape of a spider and is sometimes considered to be a god of all knowledge of stories. Taking the role of trickster, he is also one of the most important characters of West African, African American and Caribbean folklore.We are going to explore some of these stories this week. Parents why not share some of your favourite childhood stories with your children.

https://www.unicorntheatre.com/anansi-respun

when you open this tab, scroll down and you will see three stories retold by actors at the Unicorn theatre.

Physical skills

Make your own Anansi what shapes will you need?

See the source image

PE- Lets take a trip to the African savannah with Cosmic Yoga

Storytime

Literacy

Writing

Draw your own Anansi and some of the characters in one of the stories above. Send your pictures into the Interactive Learning Diary.

Reading

When reading favourite stories, can you answer questions related to them in sentences. Focus on ‘who, what & where questions. Then progress to why questions when feeling confident.

Challenge- When reading unfamiliar stories encourage your child to talk about what they think will happen next?

Phonics

Let’s explore environmental sounds, how many sounds can you recognise

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1/sound-starters

Maths

Play the Shape Monster game on Topmarks

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

Watch this Anansi BBC story here

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011mqhh

Did this animation make you hungry?

Can you make a healthy sandwich, don’t forget to wash your hands before you start making your food? Can you try something new to put in your sandwich?

Black History – Anansi song & facts!

Our Senses and BHM

Our weekly focus songs

Nursery have loved these songs….

Monday- Physical Skills- Writing Time

Can you draw a picture of something you like to smell/touch/ see/taste/ listen to?

Mae C Jemison

Nursery children have been thinking about what they would like to be when they grow up! How about an astronaut like Mae C. Jemison?

Make a rocket for Mae C. Jemison to fly! Decorate it any way you like! Cutting skills are really important in nursery!

PE

Warm up

Lets go to space

Cosmic Yoga goes to space for a picnic!

Storytime

Tuesday -Literacy Day

Poetry, Rhythm and Rhyme

How are your Learn ‘5 Rhyme challenge’. We will be giving certificates if you know five at the end of the term! What songs and rhymes are your favourites? Go back through this week and last weeks rhymes and choose your five then practice your skills.

We are also learning this poem

Writing my name (Article 7-right to a name)

See the source image
Alternatively focus just on the first letter. Can you think of other ways to right it, how about a tray of salt, water on the floor.

Reading and talking about books!

Who is in the story?

Where do they go?

Why does the pet club say ‘Strictly No Elephants!’

How do you think the characters feel?

Pause the story– What will happen next? (Just have a guess)

Are the boy & girl good or bad characters?

Can you talk about what happened in the story.

(Please encourage your child to answer questions in a sentence.

Wednesday – Maths

Let’s start with 1

One or Lots?

Can you give the answer in a sentence? For example ‘I can see lots of flower.’

Thursday- The World – Our Senses

Sing our Senses song at the beginning of this weeks post.

Go for a walk around your home, can you find different items that you like to …..

touch

look at

smell

taste

listen to

Now for a real challenge if the previous activity was too simple for you. Can you think of items you do not like to touch/ look at/ smell/ taste/ listen to.

Encourage your child to say a sentence about each item. You could even take photographs and make a simple book to read.

RHS Big Soup Share

Why not make a vegetable soup at home. Add any vegetable you have, a little stock and you could even add some tasty toppings, check them out here. Young children really benefit from cooking which often encourages them to try it. Blend your soup to make it smooth. Yummy! You can garden anywhere!

Black History Month Activities

Linking with our senses week and the Big Soup Share. Let’s explore footballer

Marcus Rashford– who wants to make sure no child goes to bed hungry. He campaigned for school dinners to be provided in the Summer holidays.

He likes to read books and read poetry.

He campaigns for everyone to be treated fairly.

He learned sign language to communicate with children who cannot hear.

See the source image

Why not practice your football skills too Marcus was really good at football when he was four.

Or how about learning a song using sing language?

Snacktime -RE/ People & Communities Who is Moses (Special People)

Last week we learnt who Jesus was, can you remember anything?

What special things did Moses do?

Storytime

What is special about Ella Fitzgerald

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bmkzb0/cbeebies-bedtime-stories-652-sharon-d-clarke-little-people-big-dreams

What is special about you?

Friday- Music Session

Choose and practise your rhymes, make sure you say the words clearly and do not forget the actions. For a real challenge can you remember the name poem?

What about this African Lullaby

Art & Design

For Black History Month we are exploring African Art. Look at these pictures are you going to recreate the picture with one, two, three or lots of people on your picture, this also links to our maths target this week.

Personal, Social and Emotional Learning

Can you discuss times when you feel happy, sad, angry, excited? Can you speak in whole sentences? Look through a favourite book, how do the characters feel? How do you know?

Storytime

Why not explore African storybooks here?

https://www.storyberries.com/category/african-stories-for-kids/

Which story is your favourite?

Growing up healthy!

Monday – Physical Day

Fine Motor Skills

Please see the worksheet. Can you practice using scissors. this work sheet will help you.

Crocodile Fingers

PE- Gross Motor Skills

Cosmic Yoga

Storytime- Titch

Tuesday – Literacy Day-Communication

-Can you make a sentence that starts with

When I was a baby I liked to…….but now I am big I like to….. Can your child think of different ideas. Look at old photos to help.

Phonics -Rhythm & Rhyme

5 rhythm challenge

Can your child learn these rhymes off by heart.

Songs- Can you learn 5 to complete they rhyme challenge?

Writing

What will you do when you grow up?

Philosophy for Children- (P4C) Would you rather questions

Storytime

Wednesday -Maths Day

Positional Language

Can you make a fruit and veg skewer. Can you put five items on your skewer?

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Thursday- The World

Black History Month starts today!

Complete the sequencing sheet.

What other things grow?

Talk to your family about your ideas.

Storytime

Who was in the story?

Where did the story take place?

What happened in the story?

Why did Oliver keep digging in the garden?

Friday- Creative & PSED

Can you make a picture using these cut out fruit?

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