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Welcome to the Nursery home learning page!

 

Below we have listed some ideas and links to provide parents with some ideas of things to do, should your child be home from school. We have done our best to put together a list of activities and resources that are easy for everyone to try or to access. We have also considered that you might have other children at home.

You may already be doing these, or there are some easy activities you might like to try that don’t require too much preparation. There are some fantastic age appropriate websites, games and videos online too.

 

Don't forget that there are lots of practical things that you can be doing, such as painting, threading, baking, role play, junk modelling (if you have access to these things) or just getting your child to help you at home smiley

 

Stories

Reading children’s books with your child helps with their learning – this can be their library book from school. You can talk about the pictures, talk to them about how we hold and look after a book, and if it’s one they know already they could try and join in with some of the words.

There are lots of great stories online that we sometimes use for our learning. Here are a few examples of stories that are popular with the children...

 

Songs

You could sing some nursery rhymes at home, try asking what songs the children sing at nursery. There are also lots of songs that you can access online...

Mr Tumble nursery rhymes with makaton, YouTube or CBeebies                                        https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/playlist-something-special-nursery-rhymes?collection=playlist-collection

BBC nursery rhymes and songs, BBC teach website
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-songs-index/zhwdgwx

 

Understanding the World

In Nursery at the moment, we would be learning about Spring, new life and baby animals, then going on to learn about Easter and how and why some people celebrate. 

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/down-on-the-farm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b0798kz4/down-on-the-farm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfUfFMB-peA

 

Maths

Practice counting out loud, but also encourage your child to have a go at counting a small group of objects to see how many there are. See what shapes you can see around where you live and if they know their names. Try the links for games/activites...

CBeebies - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/numeracy

Counting - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

Counting - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/gingerbread-man-game

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

 

Playdough recipe

Playdough is great for being creative and developing your child’s fine motor skills. It is easy to make if this is something you decide to do!

To make your own you need:        

  • 2 cups of plain or self-raising flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 4 teaspoons of cream of tartar
  • 5 tablespoons of vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • Optional – add some food colouring with these ingredients if you want your playdough a different colour

Put all of these ingredients in a big bowl in this order, and then mix together. The hot water cooks the playdough and you may need to add more flour if it is wet or sticky. Knead and mould the playdough into a ball and allow time for it to cool before playing with it. If wrapped up tight in a carrier bag or kept in a container, it should last for about a week.

 

Twinkl

This is a resource website who are giving parents free access to all of their resources and packs. If you have access to a printer, this is where we get a lot of our colouring and writing sheets, that are easy to print and use. 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents/free-resources-parents/free-resources-for-parents-free-resources-parents