Today there is a calming end to the term with some Cosmic Kids Yoga. A great way to get exercise and keep flexible, perhaps other members of the family can do it too! Have fun!
This week we have set you an art challenge. Can you get out and collect some natural materials, this can be leaves, twigs, pine cones, anything really.
Don't forget to check with an adult that what you are picking up is OK.
Here are some ideas to start you off.
Don't forget to post a picture on Dojo. Can't wait to see them!
As part of our caring for the environment focus please watch the video below.
At the end of the story discuss what your child should do with their rubbish when they are out and about. You can spot litter whilst on a walk, though I would discourage picking it up without protective gloves on.
Developing the language for sharing, and the ideas of fair, share and halving, lays important foundations for children’s later work on dividing and fractions.
This activity introduces your child to the concept.
Gather a collection of up to 6 objects, there must always be an even number of things, so that it can be shared equally.
Have 2 teddies, dolls or even humans to share the objects between. Count how many objects there are to start with. Then explain that each toy needs the same amount to make it fair. You may need to model this for your child. Then ask them to share out the objects, reminding them that each toy needs the same amount.
Check at the end to make sure that each toy has the same.
This is fun to do with food, children are very interested in making it fair when there is something yummy to eat at the end!
Please watch the video below about a plastic bag that causes all sorts of problems when he ends up in the sea.
Afterwards, consider the following questions with your child: how did Stanley end up in the water? Where should we put things we no longer need? Why is plastic dangerous to sea creatures?
We will be looking at pollution and the environment over the next couple of weeks.
Thank you to everyone who suggested names for the ducks. I am pleased to announce that the duckling names have now been picked out of a hat and here they are:
Bob, Puddle, Goldie, Loulou, Donald, Poppy, Fluffy and Cutie Pie.
When Miss Hutchings is able to photograph the ducklings individually(!) I will post each one with its name.
We are going to learn about making a repeat pattern today. Watch the video lesson below and then see if you can make a pattern using 2 different types of objects or even 3! Don't forget to post a picture of your pattern on Dojo.
This week would have been the Nursery Sports Day, unfortunately it had to be cancelled 😒. But this does not mean that you can not still take part in some way. Below there are some ideas for your child and family to do. These can be done at home in the garden, in the park or even in your home. You can choose from any sports posted or come up with your own.
Have fun and keep moving!
If you need any inspiration have a look at some of the staff members getting active.
The Nursery ducklings are just over a week old now and they really have grown! Lots of the children have come up with names and these will be picked at random out of a hat on Thursday, when the ducklings next visit. So if you have not sent in a name via Dojo, you have until 3.00 p.m on Wednesday to do so.
Sunday is Father's day, a chance for you to say thank you to a special daddy, grandad or uncle. Why not make them a card, you can use the suggestions below or create your own. I would love to see your finished card.