Nursery Home Learning

 

 

13/7/2020

Dear Nursery

Good Morning!

I can’t believe this is really the last week of the school year, it certainly hasn’t been the year we expected. I hope you enjoyed the time you got to spend with us, you certainly made exceptional progress and we were very proud to see how you grew during our time in Nursery.

We would like to wish you the very best for your journey into Reception, some of you will be joining the Reception classes at Garfield and I will very much look forward to seeing you. Some of you will be moving onto your new schools and I want to say a very big goodbye and good luck, I am sure you will settle in quickly to your new school and make lots of lovely new friends.

We have created some lovely end of year certificates for you which we hope you receive. There is a picture below if you wanted to copy or look at.

We have also put together a small PowerPoint which will reflect some of the happy times at Garfield! We hope you enjoy!

We hope you have a wonderful summer break and all the best for September.

From Hannah and Alana

 

Nursery Home Learning: Week Beginning 13th July

This is our last week of home learning and I just want to say well done to you all, no one could have expected the current situation and you are all amazing.

For your home learning this week, I thought it would be nice to celebrate the end of the school year, the beginning of the summer break and your journey to starting Reception.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Choose your favourite cuddly toys to join you for a picnic in the garden or indoors. There are a few tasks that can help you get ready.

  • Make invitations for your family. You could make your own or use a template.

  • Write a shopping list

Make jam sandwiches (Physical Development – Using cutlery, cutting the sandwiches; Mathematics – Using language such as more/less/cutting in half, counting how many sandwiches you need; Communication and Language – Following instructions; Expressive Arts and Design – Using language to describe texture; Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Making sure you have enough for everyone)

  • You could do some baking. There are lots of yummy recipes here https://www.janespatisserie.com/
  • Learn this rhyme. Can you make your own instruments from objects around your house so you can add music.

 

 

  • Count out your teddy bears, encourage children to think about how many they have altogether, what if you take one away? How many are left? What if you add one more teddy? How many do you have now?
  • Make decorations for your picnic. Maybe some bunting. What shape is your bunting?
  • Have fun, dance, play some party games. Enjoy your picnic!

 

We would love to see your photographs of your picnic

nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

 

6/7/2020

Dear Nursery

Good Morning!

I hope you have all had a nice week. As always I have had my trusty sidekick Piper next to me as I work while her sister Izzie has been out exploring the area.

If you would like to send us anything to go into your special books, our email address is nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

We are still really missing you all and sending you all our best wishes. Stay strong and enjoy this time with your families.

From Hannah and Alana

Nursery Home Learning: Week Beginning 6th July

Literacy:

  1. Listen to the story ‘Shark in the Park’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ketu-SWDyD0 Encourage your child to talk about the characters in the story, can they retell the story? Point out the rhyming words in the story.  
  2. Make a telescope from an empty kitchen roll tube. You could even paint and decorate it. Look through your telescope, what can you see? What sound does it begin with? 
  3. Can you think of any words that rhyme with: jug, jam, chip.


Maths:

  1. Matching quantity to numerals. You could use a paper plate or paper.

  1. Choose a selection of objects from around your house. Use weighing scales to find out the heaviest and the lightest objects. 
  2. Park 5 toy cars in a pretend car park. If one car drives away, will there be more or fewer cars? Drive one away and check by counting. Park a different number of cars in the car park and do it again.

Activities:

 

  1. Can you make a bug hotel and go on a minibeast hunt? Can you find out some interesting facts about the minibeasts you have found? 
  2. Mindfulness – Lie down with a teddy bear on your tummy. Breathe in and out. How does the teddy move? 
  3. Act out your favourite story. Use clothes, materials, objects from around the house to make costumes and props.  

We would love to see your photographs, you can email us at nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

BBC Starting School – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1 There are lots of helpful videos on here.

29/6/2020

Dear Nursery

Good Morning!

Wow it has been very warm this week, I have definitely enjoyed a couple of ice creams in the sunshine.

There’s a little surprise for you this week in our home learning. I filmed a little video for you and look out for a little four legged cameo.

If you would like to send us anything to go into your special books, our email address is nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

We are still really missing you all and sending you all our best wishes. Stay strong and enjoy this time with your families.

From Hannah and Alana

Nursery Home Learning: Week Beginning 29thJune

Literacy:

Follow this pattern of sound: stamp, stamp, clap, clap, click, click. Make up your own pattern of sound and teach it to your family.

I spy sounds. Go for a walk and play ‘I spy with my little eye something starting with’…. S, A, T, P, I, N, etc.

Practice writing your name, you could do this in sand, salt, on paper, with paint. You choose.
Maths:

Practice counting 0-20.

Create a number line and point to numbers in no particular order, encourage your child to identify the number you are pointing at. Focus on 0-10, to challenge go up to 20.

Recap 2D shapes – circle, rectangle, square and triangle. To challenge introduce hexagon, pentagon and octagon. Can you draw the shapes? Talk about the amount of sides and corners they have.


Activities:

Make a nature frame and create a picture inside.

Go for a walk in your local park and go on a nature scavenger hunt.

We would love to see your photographs, you can email us at nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

Transition:

Our Early Years leader Ms Pericleous has filmed a virtual tour of our Reception environment (this was filmed in April), please find that here: https://www.garfield.enfield.sch.uk/school/prospective-parents/

BBC Starting School – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1There are lots of helpful videos on here.

 

 

 

22/6/20

Dear Nursery

Good Morning!

The weather has improved this week, I hope you have been able to get outside to enjoy it.

The Early Years team have been so happy to welcome back some children in Nursery and Reception last week. There are some new routines to keep everybody safe. If you are not coming back to school, please remember to keep yourselves safe following all the social distancing guidelines.

 

If you would like to send us anything to go into your special books, our email address is nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

We are still really missing you all and sending you all our best wishes. Stay strong and enjoy this time with your families.

From Hannah and Alana

Nursery Home Learning: Week Beginning 22ndJune

Literacy:

Choose a traditional tale to read or listen to (Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Three Little Pigs). Encourage the children to talk about the story and the characters. How might the characters feel?

Can you write your own story? Can you scribe for your child. (There is a section about Story Scribing under our home learning on 11th May).

Create a picture of the story you read or your own story. It can be a drawing, painting, collage, you decide.


Activities:

This term the Nursery children would have had their first sport’s day. This week I thought it would nice to suggest some sport’s day activities.

Warm up – Do some simple warm up exercises. Wriggling fingers, shaking hands and feet, simple stretches, star jumps, hopping.

Egg and Spoon Race – Can you balance an egg (or something less breakable) on a spoon?

My First Day at School Online Game https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhtcvk7/articles/znc9vk7

Our Early Years leader Ms Pericleous has filmed a virtual tour of our Reception environment (this was filmed in April), please find that here: https://www.garfield.enfield.sch.uk/school/prospective-parents/

BBC Starting School – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1There are lots of helpful videos on here.

15/6/2020

Dear Nursery

Good Morning!

I hope you have all had a nice week despite the change in weather. It has been great to hear from more of you this week and thank you to those that have contacted us regarding the pupil comments for the reports, it is so helpful so thank you.

As always I have had little paws helping me with my work. Piper has been helping me with preparing some Phonics resources.

 

If you would like to send us anything to go into your special books, our email address is nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

We are still really missing you all and sending you all our best wishes. Stay strong and enjoy this time with your families.

From Hannah and Alana

Nursery Home Learning: Week Beginning 15thJune

Literacy/Phonics:

Watch this Phonics video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNtBfQm3Fuc which demonstrates oral segmenting. Pause the video and help your child to blend the sounds into words.

Listen carefully as you sound out these words – pin, sat, tap, net. How many letter sounds are in each word? Try counting on your fingers. Eg: c-a-t, 1-2-3.

Emma the Explorer has a list of things she needs to take on her next adventure but she can’t read it. Can you help Emma work out what she needs to pack in her bag? Sound out the words below and blend the sounds together to find out what she needs to take. You could draw pictures to help Emma.
m-a-p
c-u-p
h-a-t
p-e-n

Choose your favourite book to listen to. Which is your favourite part of the story?


Maths:

Matching quantity to numbers. Cut out some shapes and cut each in half. Then write a number on one side and the corresponding number of shapes on the other. Mix them up and encourage your child to match them up.

Play a simple board game which uses a dice. Encourage your child to count the dots and then count how many spaces to move. This also helps support turn taking.

Build a tower using lego, count the blocks. Talk about how many you would have if you added one more or took one away.


Activities:

You could make your own bubble solution. Mix 4 cups of warm water, ½ cup of washing up liquid and ½ sugar in a bowl. You can use string attached to twigs to blow the bubbles.

Create a shop. What could you sell? Food, toys, stationary. You could add coins and begin to use the language of money. Write (mark make) a sign for your shop. We would love to see your photographs of your shop, you can email us at nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

Cut different fruits and vegetables in a half. You can then use to print onto paper using paint. We would love to see what beautiful pictures you can come up with.

All About Me Poster – Ask an adult to scribe for you and then draw a picture of yourself and your family.
Please email a photograph of your poster to the Nursery email nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

Our Early Years leader Ms Pericleous has filmed a virtual tour of our Reception environment (this was filmed in April), please find that here: https://www.garfield.enfield.sch.uk/school/prospective-parents/

BBC Starting School – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1 There are lots of helpful videos on here.

There is also a link below to all about me poster for your transition.

All About Me Poster

 

8/6/2020

Nursery Summer 2 Curriculum Newsletter

Dear Nursery

Good Morning!

The weather has certainly made a big change this week, did you hear the thunderstorm this weekend? I have to admit I always find thunderstorms quite therapeutic. However, my cat Izzie was not very impressed. Piper on the other hand just took it as another excuse to snuggle up inside.

It has been so lovely to see some of your photographs in our Community Flyer over the last few weeks. We are really missing you very much. I bet you have all grown so much since we last saw each other.

If you would like to send us anything to go into your special books, our email address is nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

Remember to stay safe and strong, enjoy this time with your families and we are thinking of you all.

From Hannah and Alana

Nursery Home Learning: Week Beginning 8thJune

Reports:

We have been writing the children’s school reports and there is a section for pupil comment. Please could you talk to your children about what they liked most about being in Nursery.

In Nursery, I like…

Some examples from last year.

I like going on the number one bike.

When I was in Nursery I was playing with toys.

I like my tower and I play train tracks.

Please could you email us atnursery@garfield.enfield.sch.ukby Monday 15th June 2020 with your child’s comment.

Thank you

Literacy/Phonics:

Zoe the Zookeeper wanted to name some of her animals. She wants the names to start with the same letter sound as the animal. So far she has thought of Charlie Chimp and Tommy Tiger. Can you help her think of some names for her Lion, Snake, Panda and Zebra?

Charlotte the Chef is making some silly sound soups. Each soup needs 3 ingredients that start with the same letter sound. She has already made the ‘t’ sound soup with toffees, tomatoes and toast. Can you think of 3 foods to put in the ‘c’ sound soup?

Practice writing your name, perhaps you could practice using salt or flour.

Maths:

Can you build these shapes using lego? Triangle, square, rectangle.

Take a walk in the local area and see if you can spot numbers. Here’s a few ideas to get you started; door numbers, bus numbers.

Write out the numbers 0-10 on some paper, cut them up and mix them up. Can you put the numbers in order. To challenge yourself, try numbers 0-15 or 0-20.


Activities:

Relax with some yoga, you could try one of these yoga moves. Or search for Cosmic Yoga on youtube, they have lots of different yoga stories.

Story Stick. Find a stick, take a walk and collect interesting to attach to it. Use these to tell the story of your journey. If you can’t get out, find objects around your house, attach them to stick or similar and tell your story.

How can you study a puddle? How deep is it? Can you build a bridge to cross it? What floats? What sinks? Add some washing up liquid to the puddle and see how many bubbles you can make.

Our Early Years leader Ms Pericleous has filmed a virtual tour of our Reception environment, please find that here: https://www.garfield.enfield.sch.uk/school/prospective-parents/

BBC Starting School – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1There are lots of helpful videos on here.

This book was recommended to me by a friend:

 

 

1/6/2020

Dear Nursery

Good Morning!

I hope you all had a nice lovely half term break, the weather has been lovely and I hope you have had the chance to get outdoors and enjoy yourselves.

My husband and I visited a new farm shop which has been opened at the farm where we got married. We picked up lots of healthy fruit and vegetables as well as a few treats.

Thank you for sending in your wonderful photographs of what you’ve been up to. It’s so nice to see you as we’re missing you all very much.

If you would like to send us anything to go into your special books, our email address is nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

Remember to stay safe, enjoy this time with your families and we are thinking of you all.

From Hannah and Alana

 

Nursery Home Learning: Week Beginning 1st June

Literacy/Phonics:

Talk about the concept of rhyme. Rhyming words are words that sound the same at the end. Can you help your child to think of words that rhyme with dog, cat and jug.

Rhyming words – which is the odd one out?

Read Jack and the Beanstalk or listen to the story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zurz-pL-uzw Retell the story from the beginning to the end. Can you name the characters in the story? What was your favourite part of the story?

Maths:

Go on a shape hunt in your local area, try to name all the different shapes you can find and see if you can describe their sides and corners.

Can you put these numbers in order?

Watch these Number time videos which focuses on numbers 4 and 5.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4djlIJR8R4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6OM_nSyod0
Can you show 4 on your fingers? Can you write the number 4? What if we have one more, how many do we have now? Repeat with number 5.

Activities:

Ask a grown up if you can plant some seeds in your garden or in a plant pot. Think about how you could take care of your and plant help it to grow. You could take a photograph of your plant when it grows and bring it to school to show everybody.

Imagine a giant beanstalk grew outside your bedroom window. Draw or paint a picture of what you would like to find at the top of the beanstalk.

Act out the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

18/5/2020

Dear Nursery

Good Morning!

It is the last week of the first half of the summer term. Please take a break next week for half term and try to have as much fun with your families as you can.

I have finally finished my cross stitch project that I finished a few weeks ago. It is a pink flamingo which I have framed to go on the wall in our bedroom. It has taken three months and I’m pleased with the finished result. Have you learnt any new skills over the last few months?


It was so wonderful to hear from some of you this week and I loved seeing your photographs of what you’ve been doing.

If you would like to send us anything to go into your special books, our email address is nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

Remember to stay safe, enjoy this time with your families and we are thinking of you all.

From Hannah and Alana

Nursery Home Learning: Week Beginning 18th May

Literacy/Phonics:

  1. Sing Old MacDonald had a farm. Think of the animals you want to be in your song. Can you make the noises of the animals? 
  2. Play an animal guessing game. Make different sound effects for different animals and encourage someone to guess.  
  3. Choose your favourite story to read and think about these questions.

Maths:

  1. Count your steps. How many steps is it from your bedroom to your bathroom? How many steps is it from your living room to your kitchen? 
  2. Compare the heights of the people living in your house. Who is taller? Who is shorter? Can you line up in order from tallest to shortest? 
  3. Watch these Number time video which focuses on numbers 2 and 3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv77_pZeiJM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ULkykYc4bY
Can you show 2 on your fingers? Can you write the number 2? What if we have one more, how many do we have now? Repeat with number 3.

Activities:

  1. Go for a walk about collect leaves, stones etc. Can you create a piece of artwork? Maybe you can make your own name.

  1. Put on your favourite music and have a dance. 
  2. Make a sandwich, use a knife to spread the butter and cut the sandwich in half.

14/5/2020

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11/5/2020

Dear Nursery

Good Morning!

I hope you have all had a nice week with your family and enjoyed the bank holiday weekend as best you could. It was nice to see some sun again.

Last week it was my husband’s birthday and we celebrated by making a special birthday lemon cheesecake. I found the recipe on Jane’s Patisserie. There are so many mouth-watering recipes and I will definitely be choosing a few more to attempt in the future. Have you been baking recently? I have found a lot of my friends are baking a lot over the last few weeks.

Alana has been enjoying the sunshine with a good book and it is definitely one of my favourite. Harry Potter.

 

Something I really enjoy doing in Nursery with the children is story scribing, it is wonderful to see children use their imaginations to create their own stories and I thought it might be something you’d like to try at home. I have included a section about story scribing in our home learning for this week.

You might have begun to think about starting Reception. I know this isn’t how we imagined to prepare for September. If you have any questions or worries you can always get in touch with us via our class email. Ms Pericleous, our Early Years leader has filmed a virtual tour of our Reception environment.

https://www.garfield.enfield.sch.uk/school/prospective-parents/

Don’t forget you can contact us directly on our class email. It would be lovely to hear from you. You can also send us any photographs of what you are up to and I can put these into your special books.

Our email address is nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

Remember to stay safe, enjoy this time with your families and we are thinking of you all.

From Hannah and Alana

Nursery Home Learning: Week Beginning 11thMay

Literacy/Phonics:

Listen to some music at home with your family, can you all clap along to the beat?

Use your voice to make different sounds (a train, a car, a dog, a ghost).

Read ‘Whatever Next’ or listen to the story on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXzp4iw15-s
Can you retell the story? Perhaps your adult can scribe the story in your own words.

Maths:

Count your steps. How many steps is it from your bedroom to your bathroom? How many steps is it from your living room to your kitchen?

Watch this Number time video which focuses on number 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrEfuppQbHs

Can you show 1 on your fingers? Can you write the number 1? What if we have one more, how many do we have now?

Can you find 5 rectangles in your house? Use a smartphone to take some photos of your rectangles. Count the sides and the corners. Can you describe the sides? (Two short sides and two long sides).

Activities:

Draw or paint a picture of something you see out of your window.

Make your own kindness jar. Write down a little act of kindness and fill up a jar. Try to do one a day.

Decorate some biscuits. Can you make a pattern?

 

Story Scribing

Within the early years we assist the children in bringing their own stories to life by offering to scribe their own stories. Your child have so many amazing interests from superheroes to princesses; animals to insects. And any of these things can act as an initial stimulus for a story.

Anna Ephgrave wrote an article here explaining how to engage children in the writing process of story scribing.

https://www.teachearlyyears.com/learning-and-development/view/reception-story-scribing

Here are the main points to consider:

It is important for the adult to write exactly what the child says.

Make sure that your child can watch you as you write.

Say the words out loud as you write them.

Pause now and again and read out loud what you have written, then let your child carry on.

You can challenge your child by modelling or asking them for the initial sounds in words. For example “a” for apple.

If your child is ready, you can ask them to mark make or write their name at the end of the story.

You can then help your child act out their story, you could even include the rest of your family.

Here are some examples of stories from this year in Nursery.


ONLINE BODY PERCUSSION SESSIONS FROM ENFIELD MUSIC SERVICE & BEAT GOES ON
Join us online at 10:30am every day and get ready to make some noise!
Enfield Music Service has teamed up with Beat Goes On to provide exclusive daily body percussion sessions for Enfield pupils!
LINKS TO JOIN US FOR WEEK 1:
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Tuesday 12th
Wednesday 13th
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Friday 15th

 

 

4/5/2020

Nursery Summer Curriculum newsletter

Dear Nursery

Good Morning!

I hope you have all had a cosy week, the weather has definitely changed and my cats Izzie and Piper are not too happy about it. They’ve spent more time inside cuddled up, I’m not complaining about that though.

This week, we found the most beautiful walk five minutes from my house. It ended up being a very rainy walk but we found a large lake with swans and ducks and then we walked past a field with lots of sheep, lambs and goats.

Alana looks lovely with her new highlights. She is really missing you all and is looking forward to seeing you again.


It would be really nice to hear from you and hear all about what you’ve been up to, don’t forget you can also send us any photographs of what you’ve been doing and I can stick them into your special books.

Our email address is nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

We are thinking of all you and missing you very much.

From Hannah and Alana

Nursery Home Learning: Week Beginning 4th May

Literacy/Phonics:

As you listen to a story or rhyme, add some instruments or noise makers to add sound effects. You could make your own instruments from pots and pans or use your shaker from last week’s activity.

Read a book with someonefrom either your own collection. Pick your favourite character or characters from the story and draw that character.

Read ‘Monkey Puzzle’ or listen to the story on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GzMWFZPqw4
Can you retell the story? Did you like the story or did you not like the story? Can you explain why? (Don’t forget to use the word ‘because’).

Can you try writing your name?
Depending on their level of development this could be the whole name, the initial letter or some marks to symbolise the name.

Maths:

Make a repeating pattern, you can do this in different ways – finger painting, using toy cars, drawing and painting.

Find 5 circles around the house. Count how many sides they have and do they have any corners? Can you find any other shapes around your house?

Find three soft toys, can put them in order from biggest to smallest. Encourage your child to talk about the size. ‘Which one is the biggest?’ etc.

Go for a walk around your local area. How many blue cars can you see on your journey?

Activities:

Help prepare a sandwich. Use the knife to spread the butter and cut the sandwich in half.
You can talk to your child about why we wash our hands before we prepare food and how to use the knife safely.

Put on a show, make some props, sing some songs. Act out one of your favourite books or films, or just make up your own!

Choose one of the yoga stories from Cosmic Kids on youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Learn a new card game –Snap, Go Fish, Pairs.

Read a family book together.

Keep practising these skills to help you prepare for Reception in September:

Putting on and taking off your own coat.

Zipping up your coat.

Putting your own shoes on.

Following simple instructions.

Using a knife, fork and spoon.

Wiping your nose.

Recognising own name.

Begin writing own name.

Begin learning to dress/undress.

Turn taking games.

Listening to stories and rhymes.

Singing rhymes and counting songs.

Counting small number of objects.

Begin to recognise numbers.

 

27/4/2020

Dear Nursery

Good Morning!

I hope you all had a nice week, we have been lucky again to have lots of sunshine and I hope you have been enjoying your daily walks.

This week I have started writing your school reports and even though we are not able to be in Nursery at the moment, I am so proud by the amount of progress you have made since September.


After living at my house for almost five years, I explored a walk in the fields nearby for the first time. It was very peaceful and we saw two rabbits and quite a few burrows.

 What have you been doing? Have you played any fun games or learnt a new skill? It would be great to hear what you have been up to.

Our email address is nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

Remember to be kind and helpful to your grown-ups at home and keep making the most of this time with your family.

We are thinking of all you and missing you very much.

From Hannah and Alana

Nursery Home Learning: Week Beginning 27th April

Literacy/Phonics:

Play a game called ‘I hear with my little ear’ Take it in turns to imitate the sound of something and guess what makes that sound. For example: a clock, telephone, recognisable animals.

Talk about different sounds you might like and sounds you don’t like. Maybe you could draw them – the sea, a doorbell, birds singing.

Choose a story to listen to on Cbeebies https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories
Then talk about what you have heard. Can you talk about the different characters and how you feel about them?

Read ‘Dear Zoo’ or listen to the story on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rudDGRQ9QGA
Can you retell the story? Can you make the animal sounds?
Maybe you could write your own letter to the zoo. Perhaps your parent could scribe for you. Which animal would you like and why?

Maths:

Can you teach your family our ‘Days of the Week’ song that we sing in Nursery every morning? Talk about what day it is, what day it was yesterday and what day it is tomorrow. Also go outside or look out the window, what is the weather like? Draw a picture of yourself in the weather.

Find 5 squares around the house. Count how many sides they have and how many corners they have. Can you find any other shapes around your house?

Look out the window, what can you see? Encourage the use of positional language, for example: The car is in front of the house.

How many red objects can you find in your house? Count them, give one number to each object. To challenge: can you say what one more of that number is.

Activities:

Fill a bucket, tray or box with water. Gather a selection of objects that you want to test whether it floats or sinks. Talk about what ‘’float’ and ‘sink’ mean. Make a prediction before you put your object in the water.

Make a shaker – use dried pasta, rice and pots to make a shaker. You can sing some nursery rhymes while you shake it.

Have a paper aeroplane flying competition with your family.

Help and prepare a family meal.

Complete a jigsaw puzzle with your family.

Keep practising these skills to help you prepare for Reception in September:

Putting on and taking off your own coat.

Zipping up your coat.

Putting your own shoes on.

Following simple instructions.

Using a knife, fork and spoon.

Wiping your nose.

Recognising own name.

Begin writing own name.

Begin learning to dress/undress.

Turn taking games.

Listening to stories and rhymes.

Singing rhymes and counting songs.

Counting small number of objects.

Begin to recognise numbers.

20th April 2020

Dear Nursery

Good Morning!

I hope you all had a fun Easter weekend and enjoyed spending time with your family. We were lucky to have such lovely sunshine so I got to spend it in the garden with a small barbeque. My two cats Izzie and Piper enjoyed spending the day with us.

It does feel strange that we are not coming back to school today, we are definitely feeling the same. But we want you to know we are thinking of you all and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

I know this has been a worrying and confusing time for us all, this is a lovely story about Dotty the Dog, who like you has been worried about Coronavirus, hopefully this will help you to understand what is happening at the moment.

https://nursedottybooks.com/dave-the-dog-is-worried-about-coronavirus-2/

One of your home learning ideas was to complete a rainbow for the rainbow challenge. I got out my colouring pencils and also completed a rainbow and a Garfield logo for our new community flyer.

During the Easter holiday you would have received your Reception place. I have put together some skills to practice to help prepare you for September under our home learning for this week.

It has been really great to hear from some of you and see some of your photographs of the fun things you have been doing at home. Keep it up

Our email address is nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

We are looking forward to hearing more from you soon

 

Nursery Home Learning: Week Beginning 20th April

Last week you would have received your Reception place. I have put together some skills to practice to help prepare you for September.

Putting on and taking off your own coat.

Zipping up your coat.

Putting your own shoes on.

Following simple instructions.

Using a knife, fork and spoon.

Wiping your nose.

Recognising own name.

Begin writing own name.

Begin learning to dress/undress.

Turn taking games.

Listening to stories and rhymes.

Singing rhymes and counting songs.

Counting small number of objects.

Begin to recognise numbers.

Literacy/Phonics:

Go on a listening walk, this can be indoors or outdoors. Talk about the things that you can hear. What makes that sound? Were they long sounds or short sounds? Were they loud or quiet? Can you make that sound?

Collect some objects from around your house that makes noise, think about things that make different sounds. Put them together in a box or a bag. Use one of the objects to make a sound for your child to guess. You could use things like keys, coins etc.

Read ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ or watch Michael Rosen performing the story on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds
Can you retell the story? Talk about your favourite part of the story.

Maths:

If you have the ingredients make playdough using our recipe on our Nursery page.
Measure out the ingredients – How many cups of flour do we need? Etc
Talk about the texture changes when you add in the water.
Talk about safety when adding the hot water.

Watch ‘Where is it?’ on YouTube from Maple Leaf Learning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F0NYBBKczM
Using a soft toy, place the toy in different positions using things around your home – table, chair etc. Model the positional language and then encourage your child to use the language to describe the toy’s position.

Play Hide and Seek – focus on using positional language.

Use our rhyming booklet to sing Nursery Rhymes and counting songs.

Activities:

To celebrate our wonderful NHS, talk to your children about the role Doctors and Nurses have in the community. Create a picture, you can use these pictures (Twinkl) or you could draw/paint your own.
Have fun!

 

 

Act out the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’

Create a story map of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ you could draw, paint or make a collage.

Create a self-portrait. Use any media you like – draw, colour pencils, collage, paint, crayon etc.

Build a castle – you could use junk modelling (cereal boxes, bottle lids etc), Lego, Duplo etc

From Hannah and Alana

 

 

 

 

3rd April 2020

Click on the link below to give you ideas of activities that you can do at home. Happy Easter!!

Here are some activities that you could do with your child at home

2nd April 2020

Dear parents/carers if you have any problems or queries regarding home learning sent, we have now set up an email that is directed to your class teacher or if you want to send in pictures of work that you have been doing please email:

nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

 

Play Dough Recipe

30th March 2020

Dear Nursery

Good Morning!

I hope you are all well and you are enjoying time with your family. Over the last few weeks a lot of things have changed, I hope you are keeping busy and making some fun memories at home. I am sure you are missing us and your friends. We are missing you all too.

A few weeks ago, you met our class caterpillars and you chose their names – Goldie, Eric, Baldy, Bubbles and Muffin. Good news, all five of our caterpillars built their cocoons and emerged into beautiful Monarch butterflies, last week in the glorious sunshine I was able to let them fly into the garden.

     

You can keep in contact with us using our Nursery email, you can ask us questions and send any photographs of the activities you are doing or any pictures/writing you have done which we can stick into your special books.

The email address is nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

We are looking forward to hearing from you

From Hannah and Alana

 

Nursery Home Learning: Week Beginning 30th March

Literacy:

Read a story of your choice.

Talk about the picture on the front cover, the title and the author.

Enjoy the story together.

Can you retell the story?

Maths:

Have fun counting the things around your home – socks, toys, windows, doors.

Practise counting on fingers – how far can you get?

Can you find any numbers in your house? Eg: numbers on a clock

Go on a 2D shape hunt around your house.

Activities:

Create a picture of your family. You can use anything you like – draw, paint, playdough etc.

Look outside your window – talk about what you can see.

Build a den using blankets.

The Rainbow Challenge – Create a rainbow to stick on your window.

Have fun!

 

Please use the following links below to keep learning at home!

Click on the images to access the websites.

Cosmic Yoga on YouTube

 

 

 

 

Phonics Play – Phase 1

Username: march20

Password:home

 

Busy Things

There is a 10 day free trial.

 

 

 

 

P.E With Joe 

 Monday to Friday 9am for 30 minutes, keep your children and yourselves fit! Exercise lessons designed for all children!!!!

 

 

 

Family Learning
  Lots of fun activities to complete.

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