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Some ideas for things to do with your children.

Please put, any work your child does, onto the class dojo portfolio for me to see.

 

If you are not sure how to do this you can take a picture and message me with it. I will be keeping in regular touch with you all.

Myself and Mrs Mumford will alternate weekly and will produce stories and ideas to do at home with your child.

 

Please message me, at least weekly, and I dont mind daily, with any news, photos, updates and homework you do with your child. if I don't hear from you I will ring you weekly to make sure everybody is well.

 

Thank you

 

Mrs White and the F1 team


There will be daily ideas on here.


Our topic this half term is Space.
 

Home learning ideas for nursery

Thursday 27th January 2021

 

RWI

 

Watch the you tube video song about the planets in our solar system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQrlgH97v94

We learn a rhyme weekly. This week we are learning; Polly put the kettle on. Sing it with your child. If you don’t know it find it sung here;

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsCHQZesv4c

 

Practical activity. 

 

Make an astronaut. I used a toilet roll tube covered with tin foil. Then made a face from a circle of paper and covered the head with tin foil to make a space helmet. I then added space boots and arms. Can your child make one too?

 

Number

 

Moon rock counting. 
With the tin foil (aluminium foil) that is left over from making your spaceman, roll small pieces into moon rocks. Can you put them in little piles? Can you count them? … up to 5?

 

Have fun with your learning! Post on dojo please.

Home learning ideas for nursery

Remember it is Whitemoor’s Wellbeing Wednesday. Join in by turning screens off and doing something that doesn’t require a screen! Today I suggest make a sock puppet out of your child’s sock.

 

Wednesday January 26th 2021

 

RWI

I have read a story of Aliens love underpants to the children. Please watch it on the link below. I know they have heard it once but as it is our book of the week, we would read it every day at nursery.

https://www.loom.com/share/d2f50d82b4734addaf2bca58bdbabe79

Can the children tell you the bit they liked the best? Are they going to check their pants drawer?

Practical activity.

 

Draw an outline of some pants onto paper for your child to decorate their own pair of pants.

Number

https://www.loom.com/share/fc2e6a10d00846c980ccacdb0a3c391c

I have recorded a simple lesson about the number two. Please watch it with your child and help them to join in.

Have fun with your learning! Post on dojo please.

Home Learning

Tuesday 26th January 2021

 

RWI

 

Watch this first episode of the Clangers. Are there any words that are space related used in this programme? What words do you know, space, planet, spaceship, rocket, earth, alien, gravity, asteroid, space station etc.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05zh5dp/clangers-series-1-1-the-lost-notes

 

Maths/Number

 

Look at squares and oblongs, can you count the corners? Remember to point to each corner as you count them. Does a square have more/less/same amount of corners as an oblong?

 

Activity

 

Have a space inspired Cosmic Yoga time – Mike and Muttnik on The Moon  | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9W8iV4AJYQ

 

Can you design a planet that could be the home of the aliens from this weeks book `Aliens love Underpants`. You can make it any colour by decorating it with crayons, paint or collage.

 

Don`t forget to show us what you have been doing!

Home learning

Monday 25th January 2021

 

RWI

 

This week we are looking at the book `Aliens love underpants` by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort. Have a listen to the story. Which planet do you think the aliens might have come from?

https://www.loom.com/share/a09cce89ab6c4fd5aeb20cd01be19e39

 

Maths

 

Find some items around the house that are square or oblong and arrange them to make a robot. 

 

Activity

 

Draw some straight lines, wavy lines and zig zag lines on paper for your child to cut along using scissors. (If you have some scissors that are suitable for your child to use while supervising them). 

If you can get out in the snow, make a snowman or a snow angel and send us your photos.

Home Learning
Friday 22nd January 2021

RWI

Can you sing the alphabet song we sing in nursery? In nursery thisweek we have looked at the letter `f`. Atthis stage your child doesnot need to know the pure sound or letter name but it helps forthem to be familiarwith seeing the letters around. Encourage yourchild to use a pencil (or pen whichever you have available) todrawstraight lines, circles, zig zags etc. To start with draw the lines forthem and let them draw over the top.

https://www.loom.com/share/5bb8e6d898d84bffbef6d1badd4ae4d0

Maths

To finish off our week on the gingerbread man let us pretend thestory had a happier ending for thegingerbread man. What if hehad escaped the clever fox and escaped on the other side of theriver. Can youdesign a gingerbread house for him using shapesyou know? Can you use squares, circles, triangles andoblongs?
You can make this with boxes, draw it, in fact use anything that isavailable at home. I had a go using brownpaper for my house andcut some squares out of fabric and then placed some sweets on todecorate it. I didn`tuse glue on my house as I wanted to eat thesweets afterwards! Can you name the shapes I have used?


Activity

In topic we have been looking at space. So that you can beamazing star gazers we are going to make atelescope. If youhave a long cardboard tube this would be ideal or 4 toilet rolls.However, if this is not handyyou can roll a large sheet of paperinto a tube. You may want to decorate this. Once it is dark have alookthrough your telescope and see if you can see any stars. Canyou see the moon? Does the moon look thesame every night?
Home Learning
Thursday 21st January 2021

RWI

https://www.loom.com/share/b5591583a6e44918ac7536a63106f84f

Watch the video of the Gingerbread man story and then thinkabout the characters. How do you think Mr andMrs Baker feelwhen the gingerbread jumped off the tray and ran away? How doyou think the gingerbreadman feel at this point of the story?
Can you write a shopping list for Mr and Mrs Baker? What itemswill they need for their baking?

Number

In topic we are learning about space, can you count down to arocket launch ( 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF).Maybe you could watchsome real space rockets launching online and hear thecountdown. Can you countdown on your fingers?

Activity

Can you be the next Joe Wicks? Can you make a video of yourunning an exercise class? Get everyone in thehouse to join inand have fun together. Use your counting eg. 5 star jumps, 4claps, 3 running on the spot, 2stretches, 1 jazz hands. Have funand keep fit together.

Looking forward to seeing anything you have been doing to keeplearning fun at home. Stay safe!
Home learning ideas
Wednesday 20th January 2021

RWI
Environmental print are the first words many children learn to read.Together look for examples around thehome or when out for awalk. These could be shop signs (Asda, Tesco, Aldi), restaurantsigns (McDonald`s,Pizza Hut) or maybe their logos on packaging.See how many different ones they can recognise.

Number
Watch Numberblocks 1,2,3 on iplayer:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzh11/numberblocks-series-1-one-two-three
Can you find 3 spoons, count them by pointing to the spoon asyou count. Are the spoons all the same size?Are some longer orshorter?

Practical activity
Have a go at Cosmic yoga on you tube “Kids yoga all aboutrockets”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cLWrEOxWHc
 

Tuesday  January 19th 2021

RWI

Ask your child if they can tell you what they remember about ‘The Gingerbread Man’ story. What is the rhyme the Gingerbread Man says as he runs?

‘Run, run as fast as you can. You can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man.'

Now we are going to learn a new song with a different version of this rhyme. 5 gingerbread men lying on a tray.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCZ3dzFK6BI

 

Practical activity.

If you have a gingerbread man cookie cutter, let your child draw around it. Or draw a simple person shape. Colour it in and carefully cut it out. Can you retell the story using this as a prop?

 

Number

Put two toys out dolls or figures in two separate piles.

Place four objects in a pile and ask your child to share them out between the two toys.

‘Have they both got the same?’

‘How many did you give to that toy?’

‘Can you share them equally, so they both have the same amount?’

Have fun with your learning! Post on dojo please.

Home learning ideas

Monday  January 18th 2021

RWI

Our new book this week is: ‘The gingerbread Man’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U89dkGrsYZY
Talk about the story with your child. Can they remember any characters the Gingerbread man met in the book? What do they think about the fox? Was he a good character or a bad character? Why? How do they feel about the Gingerbread Man?
Draw a picture of the Gingerbread Man and any of the characters in the book.

Practical activity.

If you do baking at home why not make some Gingerbread cookies with your child?

Number

Using your child’s own toys. Place three toys and count them. Take one away. ‘Do you still have three toys?’ and ‘How many toys are there now? Count them again and take another one  away. ‘now there is one less than … How many toys can you count?
Please put photos of your children doing any of these or indeed any other activity on class dojo messaging or portfolio.

Home learning

Friday January 15th 2021

RWI
Look at the ‘you tube’ reading of 'Q pootle 5' by Nick Butterworth. It is read on various sites if you type in the book title. You can find it here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqjiajxIcOk
Ask your child what they would take with them if they went to the moon. How would they get there? Would they need any special clothes?

Practical activity. 

Cosmic Yoga from you tube            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y3gCrL_XIM
If you can’t access you tube, Joe Wickes is doing some lovely children’s exercises on iplayer. Encourage your children to do some simple moving and exercising. If the snow continues they could get wrapped up warmly and go outside to make a snowman or throw snowballs.

Number

Using your child’s own toys. Place two toys and count them. Add one more. ‘Do you still have two toys?’ and ‘How many toys are there now? Add one more up to four. ‘If I add one more there are …’ for today just try ‘1 more’ tomorrow we will say ‘1 less’.

Please put photos of your children doing any of these or indeed any other activity on class dojo messaging or portfolio.
 

Home learning Thursday14th January 2021

Number.

Ordering objects by height (tallest).

Ask your child to put their figures toys in a row. Which one is the tallest? If they have a brother or sister can they line them up with an adult? Who is the tallest? How can they tell? Are they able to describe why they think an object person is taller? They might say ‘they are bigger’ or make hand movements to show the difference. They might not be able to tell you.

You could say ‘He finishes there but you are taller as you go up to there and that is called taller.’

RWI

Learn the rhyme five little men in a flying saucer. It is on you tube here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_1-TrP9jwA

 

Practical activity

Talk about night and day. How do they know it is day time? The sun is in the sky or the sky is blue.

How do they know it is night time? There are stars in the sky. The moon can be seen in the sky.

Can they draw or paint a picture of night or day?

 

Please have fun and post to dojo.

 

 

Home learning ideas Wednesday January 13th 2021

Number.

Ordering objects by length and height.
Using some of your children’s own toys, lay them out in order of height or length. Ask ‘which is the tallest?’
‘which is the longest?’ Help by matching the bottom of the toy with the bottom of the next toy, if appropriate, to ensure accurate measuring.

RWI
Using The Stickman story by Julia Donaldson, ask your child how they thought the stickman felt when the dog grabbed him?, or when he landed in the river/sea? Encourage your child to give you a sentence response i.e. ‘He was frightened when the dog picked him up’, ‘I think he was scared that he wouldn’t get back to the family tree.’

Practical activity

Collage or draw a scene, planet moon etc. for your moon buggy (made yesterday) Use it to place your moon buggy and have some adventures on your planet or moon.

 

Home learning for Tuesday January 12th 2021

RWI
Please listen to the stickman story. Ask your child what their favourite part of the story was? Can they tell you why? Encourage your child to tell you a sentence about what they liked.

Number
comparing groups of objects.
Put some small objects in the middle (up to six) and ask your child to count four into a group. Can they tell you which group has more? which group has less? make two groups of four. " Are they the same? " play around with the objects asking these questions . Let your child experience counting to four and understanding the vocabularly.

Practical activity

On our space topic we would have been talking about ways to get to space and how do we travel about if we went to the moon.There are some good 'you tube' clips about space for EYFS children. Can you help your child to make a moon buggy? They could use a cereal box and some scrap paper. if you dont have these can they draw a picture of a moon buggy? or make one with their building toys?
Have fun and please post to dojo.

Home learning for Monday January 11th 2021

RWI The stickman by Julia Donaldson. I recorded this for the children but am unable to load on here or the website. I will try to put it on the whitemoor you tube for Monday. You can hear a version of it read on you tube if I can't. Can your children talk about some of the adventures the Stickman had? Can they choose a stick from outside to make the stickman and act out some of the story? get some more sticks to make his family. I would love to see pictures.

Number
Look around the house. Can they find objects with four sides? table, television, rug etc. Help them to see which bit of the object is a side.
On bbc iplayer type in numberblocks. then series 1, number 4. The children can then watch a video about number four. it is quite long so you could maybe watch a little each day.
Practical activity.

Using the stick from outside, Can your child stick a face on the stick and make a bed for him to lay down in or something from one of the scenes in the book? They could draw a scene and put their stickman on it.
Have fun and post your child's efforts.

 

Home learning Friday January 8th 2021
Number
Recognise more and fewer than 4.
Give a group of 4 objects (toys) socks etc. ask your child to count them whilst helping them to touch and count. Add some more items. "Are there still four?" "Is there more than four?" " How many can you count?" Take some away from four and count again. " Are there four or fewer than four? This is a really hard concept for some children so just introduce it. Also please use the vocabulary 'fewer' it is a mathematical word the children need to start to recognise.
RWI
Using some toys or pictures. Ask your child to say the word.and sound talk it.
i.e cat= c-a-t hat = h-a-t dog d-o-g only use CVC words (consonant, vowel, consonant). they only need to say the sounds not the letter names.
Practical activity.
Draw a picture of your family. "can you add yourself?"

Thursday January 7th 2021

RWI

On you tube please look at the book 'Q pootle 5' by Nick Butterworth. It is read on various sites if you type in the book title.

Practical activity.

Ask your child to draw a spaceship. can they draw the sky? Can they tell you what they can see in the sky? -stars,moon,sun planets etc.

Number

Knowing that 4 can represent actions as well as objects. Ask your child to count 4 claps, 4 jumps, 4 nods of the head, 4 hops. Can your child tell you another action? Can they give you an action and count your efforts?

2D shapes: Can your child name a circle, triangle and square? Can they tell you how many sides and corners each shape has? Draw shapes out if you dont have any examples of these.

Please put photos of your children doing any of these or indeed any other activity on class dojo messaging or portfolio.

 

 

 Wednesday January 6th 2021
Practical activity


So... using a toilet roll tube, decorate and stick paper, glitter, whatever you like on to it to make a space rocket. Put coloured paper, tissue or crayoned on paper in the bottom to make the fire. Draw a spaceperson and stick it on your rocket.

Number 4
Count out four toys. Put them in a line and count them. Put them in a group and count them. Is it the same total? Encourage touching and counting carefully.

RWI (read write inc) Revisit any story your child can remember from last half term. Can they tell you anything they remember from the story? Can they draw a picture from the story? There were lots to choose from. The Bear Hunt, The Gruffalo, Peace at Last, The Three Pigs, Titch and more.
You can find these stories on 'You Tube' if you do not have the books.

 

 

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