Monday 16th November 2020
Good morning Ducklings! Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Today is our last day of home learning- let’s make it an extra fun one! J
We’ll start with our usual morning dance. Let’s get moving!
Well done, Ducklings. Now we’re ready for some learning.
Lets talk about what day it is today. It was Sunday yesterday, but now the weekend is over. So what day is it today?
It’s Monday! Fantastic!
Happy Monday! We are going to have a SUPER week filled with LOTS of dojos for fantastic learning!
Next, lets have a peek outside. What is the weather like today?
Talk to your grown up about what kind of clothes you might need if you go outside today.
This week we are going to continue doing some of the Children in Need activities, so you might see some more of Pudsey in your activities, today.
This morning I would like you to ask your grown up to show you some coins. Have a look at the different sizes, how they feel and what numbers/pictures they have on. Ask your grown up lots of questions.
Next, I would like you to practice counting. I know you are all super at counting, but it is really important that we keep practicing. How many buttons do you have on the clothes you are wearing? How many steps and doors do you have in your home? Can you show your grown up on your fingers?
Finally, I would like you to create a finger print pattern. Use different coloured paint to create your own caterpillar pictures, like in the photo below. Can you make different sized caterpillars using different numbers?
Amazing! I am so impressed with how super your maths skills are developing.
Now it’s time for a snack! Choose something healthy to keep you brain and your body happy.
For phonics this morning we are going to try something new. Have a look at the cards on the link below. There are eight sets of four cards. In each set, one picture begins with a different sound to the other three. Can you spot the out one out in each set? Which word begins with a different sound?
This is a completely new activity so please don’t worry if your child struggles, we will be working on initial sounds a lot more when we return to school.
Next for phonics, I would like you to read the story of ‘Elmer’ together. We will be reading this together when we return back to school, too.
Time for some lunch.
Help your grown up to gather all the things you need. How many plates? How many cups? How many knifes and forks? How many drinks?
See you soon!
Good afternoon everyone.
Lets begin with some P.E. I thought we could try some exercise! Let’s get moving!
Excellent! That was tricky. I hope you had a good try. J
I know that we are missing all of our friends at school and elsewhere, so I thought it would be nice to think about why our friends are so special to us.
Have a look at the sheet below as a guide. I would like you to think about one of your very special friends. I want you to tell your grown up 2 or 3 reasons why your friend is so special to you. You might want to draw some pictures too.
Next, I would like us to have a look at a new song we are going to learn at school. Some of you might know it already.
Pudsey has been teaching us all about the importance of looking after our bodies and our minds.
One way we can do this is by taking some time to ourselves to relax and be mindful.
I would like use to create a sensory bottle this afternoon. We can use this to help us to relax and take our mind off things, when we are taking some time to ourselves.
All you will need is an empty bottle, some water, some oil (this can be baby oil or cooking oil) and some colourful things to make it pretty, such as food colouring, glitter and sequins.
Half fill the empty bottle with water, then top the rest up with oil. Add some food colouring and items of your choice to make it how you like.
You can add anything you like to your bottles.
Don’t forget to send me some photos, I would love to see. J
Once complete, you can use these to calm your mind. Give it a good shake and watch it settle.
This will be good to save, so you can play with it if you are ever feeling sad or cross or just a little bit funny.
You might want to have a look at the mindfulness cards below for some more ideas, too.
I will also leave you with some fine motor activities to complete if you wish.
& that is the end of our 2 weeks of Home Learning!
Thank you all SO much for your SUPER work! We are so impressed with your dedication and we cannot wait to see you all at school tomorrow!
Make sure you get an early night so you are ready for our busy first day back!
I will leave you with this lovely story.
Goodnight Ducklings. See you in the morning.
Friday 13th November
Good morning Ducklings
I hope you are well today and ready for our last day of home learning for this week.
Let’s wake ourselves up a little, with a morning wiggle!
Well done! Do you feel ready for our busy day?
I mentioned that today is the last day of school before the weekend begins tomorrow, what day is it today?
That’s right- it’s Friday!
What about the weather this morning? I would like you to tell your grown up all about it.
If we were at school today we would be wearing our own clothes for the Children in Need Charity. Did you wear something spotty or something colourful today?
First this morning we will do some maths!
We’ve managed to recognise lots of numbers this week, I am super proud.
Today, I would like you to look at numbers 6. We haven't learned much about number 6 in school yet, so these tasks might seem extra tricky. You are Superstars so I know you will try your best!
Can you count some of Pudsey's spots?
After learning all about those tricky numbers, I would like you to practice some of our favourite counting songs. Use your fingers to show your grown ups what number comes next.
Grab a quick snack to fuel your body and brain!
For phonics today I would like you to play ‘Pudsey says…’
Take a look at the action cards below. Listen very carefully and have lots of fun!
I would like you to read the Pudsey story with your grown up (see the video below, turn the volume off so you can read the story together instead).
You are in charge of the sound effects. What different noises can you make?
Time for some lunch!
Make sure you help your grown up.
See you back soon for our busy afternoon!
I hope you’re ready for a busy afternoon.
Lets begin by having a silly dance with Pudsey and Pudsey below.
Time to practice our song one more time before you send it to me. I can’t wait to see!
Expressive Arts and Design
This afternoon I would like you to create your own musical instrument with your grown up – use recycled items from around your house such as old bottles/jars/boxes/dried rice/pasta/lentils etc. Be imaginative! Send me a photo, I would love to see!
Now you’ve created your own instrument, it’s only right to test it out!
I would like you to have fun performing your favourite songs or nursery rhymes to the people in your house. Use your homemade instrument whilst you sing. I would love to see a video, too.
You might want to follow the link below for some nursery rhymes, but you can use any music you would like to. J
Fine motor skills
I’ve attached some different tasks for you to do to help develop fine motor skills.
There are also some colouring and pattern sheets that you might want to try if you are able to print them. Don’t worry if not- there are plenty of challenge cards to keep you busy! J
and just like that, another week of home learning is finished!
Well done for your super work again this week, I have been so impressed!
I am missing you all lots.
I will leave you with a wonderful bedtime story.
Have a fabulous weekend and I will see you back online, for our last day of online learning on Monday
Thursday 12th November 2020
Good morning Ducklings.
How are you all today?
This morning we will start our busy day with our morning wake up video to get our brain working and our body moving. Get up and let’s get moving.
Lets think about what day it is today...It was Tuesday yesterday- what day comes next? can you tell your grown up what day it is today?
It's Thursday! If you got that right, give yourself a big pat on the back.
Now have a peek outside to see what is the weather like this morning.
Now that are brains are awake, I would like to start our learning with some phonics. I have been so, super impressed with all of your amazing listening home learning.
Today for phonics, I would like you to play ‘Simon says’ with your family. Use body percussion to make a pattern/rhythm and the rest have to copy, but only if the leader says ‘Simon says…’ before their pattern. You could mix it up by using different types of body percussion (clapping, clicking, tapping, stamping) and making up different rhythms. Listen and watch very carefully, I’ve heard that Simon is very sneaky- don’t get tricked! J
I would like you to practice writing our pre-writing shapes again this morning. You can practice these any way you like- using a pen/pencil and paper, fingers in flour/glitter/lentils/soil, chalk- absolutely anything you like.
Mastering our pre-writing shapes will really help us when it comes to forming letters so that we can begin writing words more.
Don’t forget to keep your brain and your body happy by fitting a healthy snack into your busy morning.
This morning in maths You have been doing some really tricky work sheets- I have been so impressed.
Well done. Now I would like you to use lego or building blocks (or anything you can use to stack) to build some towers. Which one is tallest? which is shortest? how many bricks do they have? can you make it taller?
Before lunch we are going to use our imagination to build something great! You decide what to build. Count how many blocks/bricks you have used to create it. Make sure you take some photos for me to see.
Time flies whilst your having fun!
I hope you have enjoyed this morning’s tasks. Now it’s time to feed our hungry tummies.
Help your grown up to prepare something yummy. Use your amazing counting skills to help.
See you after lunch for some more home learning fun.
Welcome back. What did you have for your lunch today?
We’ll start this afternoon with a wiggle to wake our brains up. Let’s get moving!
Now it’s time to practice our song. Can you remember it yet? I am looking forward to seeing your videos of you singing it tomorrow.
Expressive arts and design
This afternoon let’s get creative! I would like you to make a name sign for your bedroom door. I want you to create your own name- you can do this however you want using whatever materials you have. Get creative, I can’t wait to see.
Finally, I would like you to some learn some funny jokes with your grown up. Ask your grown up to tell you some funny jokes. Choose your favourite joke and I would like you to practice it- tell it to everybody in your house. Call you Nannies and Grandads and tell them your joke, too! Then I would like you to record a video of you to tell the joke to me!
Grown ups- this is super for memory development, confidence and for developing all aspects of communication and language skills (listening and attention, understanding and speaking)- and above all, humour is a great social skill to learn and develop. Praise your childs attempt at humour and have lots of fun together.
You may want to follow the link below for some jokes
I hope you have all had a very fun and silly afternoon.
I want to tell you again how super impressed I have been with every single one of your for working so hard at home- it makes me so happy to see!
Tomorrow (Friday 13th Nov) it is Children in Need day at school. We would normally be going into school in our own clothes- but as we are already wearing our own clothes at home I would like you to wear something Spotty or very colourful! We will be starting to do some fun, Children in Need activities, too.
I will leave you with another lovely story (this is one of my favourites).
I hope you have a wonderful afternoon, and I will see you bright and early tomorrow for another day of super home learning.
Wednesday 11th November 2020
Good morning Ducklings.
How are you all today?
This morning we will begin our day with our exercise video to get our brains working. Get up and let’s get moving.
Well done! That was fun.
Can you tell your grown up what day it is today? and what is the weather like outside?
Today is a very special day called Remembrance Day. You will learn a lot about Remembrance Day as you get bigger, but for now you will see that a some of our tasks involve lots of Poppies- like the ones you made yesterday, and at 11am we will be taking some quiet time together. We do this to remember some very important people.
Now that our brains are ready for learning, let’s start with some Maths!
I would like you to count the Poppies in the sheets below, and have a go at forming the numbers to answer using a pencil.
Don't forget you can use the number formation rhymes in the picture below to help you to form your numbers.
Well done for giving that a real good try. Some of them were quite tricky!
Don't forget to have a snack and a drink to keep your brain happy whilst working hard.
11am - We Remember
I am so proud of all of your lovely artwork.
At 11am we are going to spend a couple of minutes quietly watching the beautiful ' Poppies' video below.
Big well done if you watched the beautiful 'Poppies' video, quietly. Can you tell me about what you saw in the video?
Well done, Nursery. We have had a busy morning!
It's time for lunch now. Don't forget to help your grown up to prepare your lunch. Use your super counting skills to help you.
See you soon!
Welcome back! I hope you had a lovely, healthy lunch and are ready for another busy afternoon!
Lets start our afternoon off with a quick jig to get our blood flowing!
Well done! I hope you enjoyed that one.
Time to practice our new rhyme!
I can't wait to see your singing videos on Friday!
Later this afternoon we are going to the dough disco!
But first, can we make some dough together? Follow the recipe instructions below with your grown up to make your own dough ready for going to the dough disco! Send me lots of photographs!
If you don't have the ingredients, don't worry. You can use ordinary play doh, or try to follow the video without dough.
Are we ready to go to the dough disco???
Follow the video below, this is great for developing fine and gross motor skills!
I hope you had lots of fun with your dough this afternoon.
Well done for another fab day of home learning.
I am going to leave you now with another lovely bedtime story.
Have a nice evening and I will see you all online tomorrow morning!
Tuesday 10th November 2020
Good morning, Ducklings.
I hope you are all well and ready for another busy day of home learning.
Let us start our day as we normally do- with a little dance to get our blood flowing and our brains working!
Are we all ready for some learning?
Can you tell your grown up what day it is today? and what is the weather like outside?
For Maths this morning we are going to continue to focus on recognising numerals. Have a look at the work sheets below.
I do not expect all of these tasks to be completed this morning, please focus on the numbers/areas you feel your child needs strengthening in.
(Please disregard any tasks 'in a shop' or that contradict self isolation guidelines).
Don't forget to fit in a healthy snack this morning, to keep your brain happy for more super learning.
I would like you to watch the animal sounds video below. Can you identify which animals are making the sounds? Can you copy the sounds?
and just like that, it's lunch time again!
Help your grown up to prepare a yummy, healthy lunch. Talk to your grown up about what you think is healthy and good for your body.
Don't forget to practice your counting whilst you are preparing. How many plates and cups do you need?
See you back soon for some afternoon learning.
Good afternoon & welcome back
I hope you had a lovely lunch.
Lets get our brains ready for working again with some dancing.
Super! Well done everybody.
Next this afternoon, I would like to introduce a new song for us to learn.
We will practice each day this week again, and then send your learning to me on Friday. This song is sung to the tune of 'London Bridge is falling down'
As it is Remembrance Day tomorrow, I would like you to create a beautiful Poppy creation. Poppies are beautiful, red flowers with a black center. You might have seen them during spring. They are very pretty.
Your creation could be a drawing, a painting, a collage, a 3D creation made from your clean recycling- anything that you can think of. I know how creative you are so I cannot wait to see what you create.
Please send me your creations so I can share your super work!
Finally this afternoon, I would like us to do a little bit of P.E. this afternoon- explore the different Disney Shake Up games by following the link below. Have fun! & Don't forget to send me some photos and videos- I would love to see!
& that's another busy day of learning, finished.
I hope you have enjoyed the home learning tasks today.
I am going to leave you with a lovely story.
I am missing you all so very much!
See you online tomorrow for some more home learning fun.
Love Miss Finn
Monday 8th November 2020
Good morning, Nursery! I hope you've had a wonderful and restful weekend- ready for another busy week of home learning.
We're going to start our morning as we normally do- with our morning dancing! Get up and lets get moving to wake up your brain and your body. This one is one of our favourites- show your grown ups how we do it in Nursery.
Well done everybody.
Its the first day of the week this week- can you remember what day that is?
That's right, it's Monday! If you got that right, give yourself a big pat on the back!
What's the weather like outside? It's really foggy and cold here, so we are wrapped up nice and warm in our jumpers and big wooly socks.
During our keyworker groups on a Monday, we normally talk about what we have been up to over the weekend. Can you do a short video telling me about your weekend?
Can you count how many of each shape you have used for you picture?
Try using your pencil to form the numerals to match. Don't forget to use the number formation rhymes we've been practicing, to help.
Lets get our brains back into focus with a quick, fun dance along. Let's get moving!
Expressive Arts and Design
I would like you to practice some nursery rhymes with Mr Tumble in the video below.
Find some items from around your house to use as instruments. This could be keys, spoons, pans, tubs, boxes- anything you can find! Have lots of fun!
What a busy day!
Don't forget to send me your videos and photographs- I love to see them!
Have a lovely evening & I will see you bright and early tomorrow for another busy day.
I will leave you with this lovely bedtime story in the link below.
Stay safe! Miss Finn
Friday 6th November 2020
Good morning Ducklings
I hope you are all well and ready for your last day of home learning this week? Did you see any pretty fireworks last night? I'd love to hear all about them.
Lets start this morning getting our brains working and our bodies moving with the exercise video below.
Today is the last day of our school week, it's going to be Saturday tomorrow. So what day is it today? Use the days of the week song video below if you need to. :-)
Well done if you got that right. Give yourself a big pat on the back!
Have you been outside this morning? What is the weather like today? Talk about it with your grown up.
Don't forget to grab a healthy snack in between your busy morning, to help to keep your energy up and your brain working well.
(If your child is finding this a little bit tricky, please don't worry. Make sure your child has chosen the items themselves, as these will be items of their interest. Try reducing the number of items used to begin with and gradually building them up).
Practice writing your name. Ask your grown up to write your name for you to copy.
Don't worry if we can't do it the same yet, we are still very little and it's really good to just be practicing holding a pencil and recognising our names.
And finally, I would like to kindly ask for you to read lots of stories to your child each day and each night before bed. This will help to develop their listening and attention skills; language development; understanding of story structure; understanding that information is relayed from books and text; amongst many other important skills. It will also help to promote a LOVE for reading at a young age which is SO important throughout their lifelong learning journey.
If you don’t have access to appropriate books, you can access 1000’s of free stories on YouTube. The link below might give you some ideas of stories to search on YouTube for.
I hope you have all had a lovely day of learning together at home. Don’t forget to send me any photographs, videos and/or comments you might want to share. You can send these via email to: email@example.com ; via ‘Contact my teacher’ on the nursery class page or via ‘Messages’ on ClassDojo. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions or queries. I am always here to help! J
I look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow for day two of our online learning journey! J
Miss Finn x