Say Hello to February!
Welcome to a new week and to a new month too! We can say goodbye to February now and say hello to March. March is the month when Spring arrives. Winter is nearly over and Spring is on its way!
Next week you will be coming back to Nursery and we are very excited and looking forward to seeing you all! Mrs Smithson is now working with the children in Year 2 so we have a new Starfish Group leader called Mrs West - she is lovely and she can't wait to meet you all!
What are we learning this week?
For our last week of home learning we will be doing things a little differently. On this page you will find lots of different activities to do which the children who are in nursery will also be doing this week. You can spread them out over the week and do them to your own timetable. We would also like you to reflect upon the different things you have been learning over the time you have been at home.
Work for Special Books
Remember to bring in the work that you completed for your Special Books - we can't wait to see it!
If you haven't completed this yet, don't worry go back to Monday 8th February and you will find all that you need on that page.
Writing your Name
Set yourself the challenge of writing your name every day this week! Remember to use lower case letters and not capitals - we only need a capital letter at the beginning of our names. And remember to start your letters in the right place. We will be working on our writing our names when you come back to nursery so that you will be ready for big school in September!
Our Story of the Week
This week we are reading the story of Mrs Mopple's Washing Line by Anita Hewitt. Listen to Ms Paulson tell the story...
I hope you enjoyed that story! Listen to it again and see if you can join in with the parts about the animals and what they are wearing. Here’s an idea - once you feel you know the story well, turn off the sound and retell it in your own words using the pictures to help you.
Here’s a song to sing whilst you work (Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)! Don’t forget to do some actions too!
This is the way we wash our clothes,
Wash our clothes,
Wash our clothes.
This is the way we wash our clothes,
Early on Monday morning.
This is the way we rinse our clothes...
This is the way we wring them out...
This is the way we hang out our clothes...
This is the way we fold our clothes...
This is the way way we wear our clothes ...
Washing by hand takes a long time! I’m glad that I have a washing machine to do most of my washing. That reminds me of a song by Johnny and the Raindrops called The Washing Machine. Have a listen and join in!
Letter Sound of the Week
Here's a clue to this week's letter and sound. Think about what letter sound the words Mrs Mopple begin with... Mrs Mopple. Can you hear the first sound?
Can you go on a hunt around your house and collect things beginning with m? Maybe you could send in a photo of you and your collection and I could put it on our web page to share with your friends!
Clapping the syllables in objects
Let’s clap the rhythm of the different objects beginning with m that you found on your hunt. Choose an object and find out how many claps it has in it. For example, the word mouse has 1 clap, mel-on has 2 claps and mag-a-zine has 3 claps.
Put 3 objects together that have a different number of claps (syllables). Take it in turns to choose one in your head and clap it. Can the other person guess which object it is?
At the Shops
Set up a pretend shop selling lots of things that are also simple cvc words. For example, jam, pot, hat, cup, pen, jug, bed, boat, goat, bus, soup, tin, box, fox - anything with 3 sounds in it! Use your imagination - it could be a silly shop! You may want to use a soft toy or puppet to be the customer and do the robot talking and your child can be the shop assistant. The customer will ask for an item using their robot talking - Please can I have a c-u-p? The shop assistant has to find the item and give it to them. When your child becomes confident with this, let them have a turn at being the customer and practise their segmenting. Go at your child's pace and remember the more they hear you modelling segmenting and blending, the sooner they will be able to do it for themselves! Try to keep it fun and stop when your child has had enough. Continue to weave robot talking into daily routines and everyday conversations - that way it won't feel like work!
Rhyme of the Week
This week our rhyme is Old MacDonald Had a Farm. Do you know this song? Sing along with Mr Tumble!
This week in nursery we are making our own number washing lines. You will need your own washing line made with string and some pegs. Print out the pictures of clothes below (you won't need all of them - use the numbers you feel are appropriate for your child) and help your grown-up to cut them out. Now you are ready to begin!
Oh no! The wind has blown the clothes off the washing
line. Can you find an item of clothing?
• What number is shown on the item of clothing?
• Can you use the pegs to put the clothes on the washing line?
• Can you put the clothes on the washing line in number order?
Missing Number Game
You could use your number washing line to play a missing number game. Peg the clothes on in the right order and then close your eyes whilst your grown-up removes a number. Open your eyes and see if you can work out which number is missing. Once you have worked it out, tell your grown-up how you know. For example, I know it is 4 because 4 comes after 3. Or, I know it is 2 because 2 comes between 1 and 3 and so on.
Here's another missing number game to play...
Out and About Number Hunt
1. Chop, peel and cube the vegetables.
2. Fry the vegetables in a little oil for a few minutes until they begin to soften.
3. Make up the stock.
4. Add the stock to the vegetables and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
5. Once the vegetables are tender, blend the mixture until smooth.
6. Season with black pepper.
7. Serve with a dollop of creme fraiche and some fresh herbs.
What a windy day it was in the story of Mrs Mopple! Is it windy today? Look out of your window. How can you tell if the wind is blowing? Look at the trees, any washing on the line or leaves on the ground for clues. Why don’t you watch a weather forecast on television or on a weather app on your grown up’s phone and talk about what the weather will be like in the next few days.