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We are sorry that you are not able to be with us right now but if you would like to continue with your learning from home below are some suggestions that reflect what we will be doing in nursery.

Websites

National Geographic Kids - www.natgeokids.com/uk

Duolingo – www.duolingo.com

Mystery Science – www.mysteryscience.com

The Kids Should See This – www.thekidshouldseethis.com

Crash Course Kids – www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

Crestawards – www.crestawards.org

Paw Print Badges www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Tinkercad www.tinkercad.com

Cbeebies Radio – www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Nature dectives – www.naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org/school-resources/find

Oxford Owl www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

Blue Peter Badges – www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

The Artful Parent – www.facebook.com/artfulparent

Red Ted Art www.redtedart.com

The Imagination Tree – www.theimaginationtree.com

Toy Theatre – www.toytheatre.com

Twinkl – www.twinkl.co.uk

The Muddy Puddle Teacher – www.themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk

Mummy Pickles – www.instagram.com/mummypickles www.facebook.com/sophiepicklesearlyyears

Mrs Mactivity – www.mrsmactivity.co.uk

Yoga – www.yoginisyoga.uk

Cosmic Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Science experiments – www.myfirstdiscoveries.co.uk/early-years-scince-activities-eyfs

Boom shake the alphabet – www.youtube.com/results?search_query=boom+shake+the+alphabet

Phonics Play – www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Come outside - https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=come+outside

Makaton – www.wetalkmakaton.org/

Literacy

  • Read lots to your child every day. Talk about what is happening on each page of the story
  • Play lotto games – matching pictures
  • Hide an object in a ‘mystery bag’ and give clues to what might be inside.
  • Sound talk throughout the day – ‘Put on your c-oa-t’ ‘Sit on the ch-air’
  • Say the initial sounds of objects used through the day to encourage your child to recognise them.
  • Hide objects around your home and ask your child to find them. For example 'Find things beginning with the sound 'b'. 
  • Encourage your child to mark-make with pens, pencils, chalk etc to encourage good pencil grip and fine motor skills 

Number work

  • Pair socks
  • Play snakes and ladders
  • Bigger and smaller games – find something bigger/smaller than an object you have
  • Add numbers to pegs and order them
  • Measure ingredients to cook things/help make dinner
  • Sing number songs – see website list
  • Sort toys by colour/shape
  • Make a rain collector – keep a record
  • Perfume or potion making- mud, petal, water etc
  • Card games – snap and find the pairs
  • Sort coins
  • Build train tracks
  • Build towers – how many blocks did you use?
  • Make a bowling game out of toilet rolls
  • Make up number stories – I went to the zoo and I saw three lions, two tigers and four leopards, how many animals did I see altogether? I went shopping and I brought two chocolate frogs and 3 chocolate mice, how many chocolates did I have? I ate four, how many do I have now?

Communication and Language

  • Tell made up and known stories with homemade puppets – use old socks, wooden spoons lolly sticks or straws
  • Sing Nursery Rhymes
  • Play Simon Says
  • Make music with saucepans and Tupperware
  • Play guessing games – such as think of an animal and give your child clues to guess
  • Play board games
  • Learn Makaton (see website list)
  • Record videos of your child retelling the stories and share them with us
  • Story scribing – get your child to tell you a story and write down what they say
  • Make up some Silly Rhymes
  • Shopping bag game – I went to the shop and bought an apple. The next person says I went to the shop and bought an apple and a potato and so on
  • Go on a listening walk somewhere secluded talk about the sounds you hear
  • Collect things on your walk or do a treasure hunt. Collect them in an egg box to sort out later
  • Make a ‘natural’ crown of things you find out and about

Physical Development

  • Thread pasta onto wool or string
  • Water play in the bath or sink –scooping, pouring and measuring
  • Design a treasure hunt around the house
  • Junk model with your recycling
  • Make play dough (recipe easily found online)
  • Play m\usical statues
  • Lego and block play – talk about what you are building and why?
  • Sensory play – jelly, shaving foam, soap
  • Make dens out of cushions, furniture and blankets
  • Allow your child to choose their outfit for the day and encourage them to dress without any help
  • Make an obstacle course (inside or outside)
  • Explore any old electric items that can be dismantled
  • Water painting outside
  • Chalk on the pavement

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Give someone in your family a lovely back massage
  • Share stories – work together to retell them and act them out
  • Help to prepare dinner together as a family
  • Give the children responsibility to help with house hold chores 
  • At meal times sit together and talk about the day
  • Try to keep a routine – make some visual cards with your child (if needed) to represent these eg, breakfast time, exercise time, learning time, bedtime
  • Find time to relax and have quiet time with your child
  • Talk to your friends and family via facetime/skype
  • Tell jokes
  • Discuss the news and talk about how some people are less fortunate than us
  • Always encourage your child to tidy away their toys and encourage independence
  • If possible and safe think about how you may be able to help your neighbours

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Dance to music – use scarves and other props
  • Sing familiar songs and make up your own words
  • Make shakers with rice or pasta 
  • Make your own paint with shaving foam or coloured ice
  • Make props to your favourite stories and act then out.
  • Encourage your child to use your recycling for junk modelling

Understanding the World

  • Blow bubbles
  • Make bread or pizza for the family to share
  • Plant cress seeds and watch them grow. You could grow them in different locations with different conditions to see how this affects their growth
  • Observe the weather each day and make a weather chart
  • Make a family tree
  • Freeze small toys in ice and work out how to free them. You could use warm water, mild salt solution and wooden spoons etc)
  • Make a rainbow out of skittle sweets around the edge of a small plate – add water and watch a rainbow appear.
  • Look at different ICT around the house. Can you learn to use it carefully and safely?  Eg remote controls, the microwave, phones
  • Feed the birds in your garden and keep a tally of the birds that visit. Is there any other wildlife in your garden? Help your child to use ICT to find out about the wildlife you might spot.
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