Here are some of the activities you have been up to, which you have shared;
Some of you have been busy baking, how fantastic, maybe over Easter you could try making some chocolate nests!
You have been practicing your phonics, which is great to see. One activity which caught my eye was matching fruit to the sound it begins with.
Some of you have downloaded some sheets from Twinkl which is free at the moment so a great resource, why not download some colour by number Easter sheets for the holidays.
Cosmic kids yoga on Youtube is a lovely resource, give it a try! We would love to hear which yoga story is your favourite!
My little boy is 3 and a half years old, just like you! Here are some activities he has been getting up to which you may like to try;
Exercise circuits around the garden:
Why not set up an exercise circuit around the garden, we included jumps, squats, star jumps and jogging on the spot, we had lots of fun!
We found some leaves around the garden and stuck them to paper. We then painted them and added glitter, my son did most of this independently which was great to see and sat adding paint for ages!
We've been using the stickle bricks we have to build a zoo for my son's animals which he loves to play with.
We've also been doing lots of puzzles and he is getting really good at them!
It's been lovely to see what you have been getting up to at home. Here is what you have shared:
Some of you have shared pictures of you carrying out the cutting and counting 'duck' sheet. It's great to see you are practicing your cutting skills and counting whilst at home. If mummy or daddy has some old papers or magazines perhaps you could cut some pictures out and make a picture. Also remember you can practice your counting whilst outside, count the flowers or clouds in the sky or count your toys whilst you are tidying.
It's fantastic to see some of you are continuing to practice writing your names. Maybe you could try using paint brushes and water and write your name on the patio outside or if mummy or daddy has some salt and a tray you could try writing it in the salt.
Some of you have been drawing and colouring shapes, what a lovely idea! Can you make a picture using shapes? Maybe a house?
It's lovely to see some of your rainbow pictures in your windows. I've seen that the next idea for us to display in our windows is sunsets. Here are some ideas for you; you could use pencils, pens, paint or crayons. Mummy or Daddy could help you draw some animals to cut to add to your pictures.
Please continue to share your amazing work, it's so nice to see what you have been getting up to. Remember there is no pressure to do loads of work at home, these are just suggestions and the most effective learning at this age is through play!
It all seems very strange not being in Nursery with you this week and all the teachers are really missing you.
If you are looking for something to do, why not try making some play-dough!
This week we focused on the nursery rhyme 5 Currant Buns. We had lots of fun singing the song, working out if all the numbered buns were in the right order and checking we had the money to pay for the buns. We also make currant buns during the week, which we took home to enjoy with our family.
In the Secret Garden with Mrs Cook we made buns with grass and leaves. See the pictures below.
We also continued to use the shoe shop in our role play area, which everyone has enjoyed, though we have sometimes got our shoes the wrong way round when putting them back on!
During the end of the week we handed out small packs with activities for you to do at home, if you wished. If you were not in we will endeavor to get these to you, if you live locally.
Keep an eye on the blog, hopefully over the next few weeks we will be able to post some more ideas for you to keep your little ones entertained!
Finally, the Nursery Team just want to say a big thank you for all your support during this very unsettling time. This is an incredibly difficult time and the uncertainty can put pressure on families. Please look after yourselves and your family, they are your first priority.
We hope to see you all soon.
Have a Happy Easter.
The Nursery Team
This week we started to think about the new season, Spring. We went on a Spring walk with Mrs Cook and looked for signs of new life and growth. We spotted lots of beautiful flowers and blossom. See what you can spot while you are out and about?
We continued our Nursery Rhyme theme and learnt the song I am A Little Teapot, which is also on our Toolkit list. We took part in lots of tea activities. At the end of the week we sang Polly Put The Kettle On, discussing positional language and helping Mrs Buckles put the kettle in the right place!
Next week we will focus on Five Currant Buns. There will be lots of number work and also a look at money.
The sound for next week is 'y' and the shape is rectangle.
This week we started our Nursery Rhymes topic. Our first rhyme was Incy Wincy Spider. We made spiders and their webs in the Secret Garden on Monday with Mrs Cook. Then all week we have been learning spider facts and taking part in spider activities. We made spider hand print puppets with Miss Hutchings, some of our spiders had 8 eyes, which we learnt they can have! We searched for insects in the sand, made spiders in play dough, made webs with bands and Geo boards, acted out the rhyme and listened to different versions of the song! We also had World Book Day on Thursday! We had a real treat, as the children from year 6 came and read our favourite stories to us. Here are some pictures of what we have been up.
World Book Day
Next week our rhyme is I am a Little Teapot. Our sound of the week is ‘v’ and the shape is triangle.