Nursery Home Learning

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 11th May

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.

     

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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

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