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Ideas for Home Learning during Nursery closure
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Welcome to St George’s Nursery
A big HELLO to our children and families!
We hope you are all safe and well!
In Nursery this spring term our topic is Bears. We will be learning about different types of bears such as wild bears, polar bears, pandas, story books bears, and teddy bears.
We will learn about the different places/countries that the bears live and learn that it is called their ‘Habitat’.
All the activities that will be sent out to you in your child’s learning pack over the next few weeks will be centred around our new topic.
The first area we will be looking at is wild bears and this will link to the story We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (listen to the story on MS Teams using your child’s login details) and then you will find in your learning pack 1 starting Monday 18th January various activities related to this book to work through for the week.
The next area we will move onto will be story book bears and our focus book this week will be Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Listen to the story on Nursery class page or on MS Teams using your child’s login then work through their learning pack 2 starting week Monday 25th January as all the activities will be related to Goldilocks.
Name writing: Make sure your child is practicing writing their name every day either using the wipe board and pen in their learning packs or with a pen and paper.
The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is based on children learning through play and is broken into different areas of development.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development: making relationships, self-confidence and self-awareness, managing feelings and behaviour
- Physical Development: moving and handling, health and self-care
- Communication and Language: listening and attention, understanding, speaking
- Literacy: reading and writing
- Maths: numbers, shape, space and measure
- Understanding the world: people and communities, the world, technology
- Expressive Arts and Design: exploring and using media and materials, being imaginative
GENERAL HOME LEARNING IDEAS
Whilst your children are at home there is a lot of learning that can take place. Here are some ideas –
- Develop fine motor skills by encouraging children to draw and colour-in as much as possible. Make a book together with pictures of something that interests your child eg animals or Superheroes.
- Practice name writing – make sure you use lower case letters, and only a capital letter at the beginning of the name eg Sophie, not SOPHIE.
- Be creative – use old boxes, cartons and paper to make models – you could create a house, or a rocket , maybe a bus.
- Make dominoes out of old bits of card, count the spots and draw them on.
- Play shops – this is great for counting items. You could make money out of card too.
- Share stories as much as possible, if you run out of books create stories together.
- Develop scissor skills by cutting out pictures from old magazines and catalogues (use age appropriate scissors).
- Use jigsaw puzzles, build with blocks, play with dolls and cars – all these activities encourage and develop useful skills for young children
There are also a number of websites that are useful to help children play and learn
- CBeebies www.bbc.co.uk has educational games and creative activities that children will enjoy, it also has a range of stories available.
- The Government website Hungry Little Minds http://www.hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk also has ideas for Home Learning.
- You may also find this website useful when talking to your children about Covid 19. https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
- J0lly Phonics – Jolly Phonics is a systematic synthetic phonics programme designed to teach children to read and write. Children learn the 42 letter sounds of the English language, rather than the alphabet. They are then taken through the stages of blending and segmenting words to develop reading and writing skills. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvAYUvQUrGo