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Home Learning

Week 1

Home Learning:

Good morning and welcome to our Home Learning page.

A home learning session may look like this:

Time

activity

10 minutes

Time to talk/loosely plan your day/what would you like to do

15 minutes

Focused task (Choose 1 area):

Personal and Social Development/Literacy/ Numeracy/Welsh/ Knowledge and Understanding of the World/Creative/ Physical

1 hour

Free play

Support your child when an opportunity arises to teach a next step.  E.G. a child is drawing a picture but is finding it tricky to control a pencil because they are holding it too high, the next step to teach them would be to hold the pencil lower down to gain more control.

There will be lots of opportunities to support your child, but don’t feel the urge to interrupt their play constantly. Remember iIntervention when appropriate not interruption.

10 – 30 minutes

Snack time

The children love to make and eat what they cook in Nursery.  You could use this time to bake/make toast/milkshakes together.  The children are becoming quite independent, spreading butter with knives, chopping their own fruit, pouring their own drinks, under close supervision.

10 minutes

Story time/singing nursery rhymes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above timetable is very approximate and is just a suggestion. 

Do what suits you and your child, especially if you are having to work at home too!

 

Did you know we have a closed Facebook group set up for Nursery parents and your children.  We have tried hard to add as many parents as we can.  If you haven’t joined us yet, please find us on Undy Primary – Nursery Home Learning Group.  This will be a great way to keep communicating with your children and to also share good ideas.

Also see the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc website (see link on Facebook group) for ideas to teach sounds to your children.  There will be a set 1 sounds tutorial at 9.30am.  We have been teaching a sound a week, since September.  The children have learnt m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u and b.  This week we would have been concentrating on 'f'.  The children are also getting very good at orally blending sounds together to make some words.  E.G. m-a-t makes mat.  The adult says the sounds and your child will have a go at putting them together to make a word (if they are ready for this stage).

 

Monday

Focussed Task (FT)

PE: We usually do PE on a Monday.  Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach has announced:

“Starting Monday, every single day from Monday to Friday I’m going to do a live workout called PE with Joe on my Youtube Channel, TheBodyCoachTV. 

 

He promises it will be suitable for young children upwards but it is a 30 minute session which may be too long.   The children love Cosmic Kids Yoga.  Have a look and see!  You’ll find it on YouTube.

 

 

Tuesday

Focussed Task (FT):

Literacy (Reading/Writing) - This week's sound is 'f'.  Say the sound with your child.  Do my turn, your turn so they copy you.  Go on a hunt to find real life items beginning with 'f'.  Have a go at forming the letter in anything you can find.  Try writing it in shaving foam, sand, flour, chalks outside, water and paintbrushes on the patio in the garden. Make it fun!

If you can, make a set of sounds that we have covered so far so that you can revise these. Try and blend some sounds together orally as described above.  See Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc website for lots more support.

 

Wednesday

Focussed Task (FT):

Numeracy – warm up counting forwards and backwards up to 10.  If your child can do this then extend to 20 forwards and backwards.

This week we will be focussing on learning days of the week.  There are lots of songs on the internet, but we have started to learn to sing them to The Addams Family tune.

 

Thursday

Focussed Task (FT):

Knowledge and Understanding of the World (Science/Geography/History) – Find out about spring time.  If possible go for a walk.  Use a camera to take pictures/draw a picture.

 

Friday

Focussed Task (FT):

Literacy (Oracy) - Chat about what happened over the week.

If your child would like to, they could draw a picture/mark make with pencils or crayons to make a weekly diary.  The adult could then annotate the drawing. 

 

Any activity which builds up and strengthens the muscles in your child’s hand would be good.  For example cutting and sticking, playdough (see Shonette Bason-Wood on Youtube for Dough Disco, a great and fun way to strengthen those little fingers).  Also, kneading dough to make bread, building blocks, picking up smaller loose parts using a pinching action.  If your child isn’t interested in picking up a pencil yet, these activities are just as valuable. 

 

Foundation Phase is all about the stage of learning

your child is at and not their age.

 

Remember just do what you can and stay safe.  Have a good week eveyone.  Don't forget to say hello on our Facebook page. I'd love to see what you have been up to.  

Mrs Somersall