Nursery

Nursery 2019-20
Distance Learning
Week 14
This is the last week of planning before the Summer Holidays. I look forward to seeing you all return to school in September.  Have a lovely summer holidays.
See you soon,    Mrs Harris
Literacy Tasks
Phonics Activities
We have now learned all the single sounds – da iawn.  We will now go back over the phonics sounds so we become really familiar with them.
Remember to sing the song, do the action and try to say the sound.
You could play some phonic games too.  For example:
– make pair cards (same letter to help recognition)
– make pair cards (one letter and a picture that begins with the sound)
– go on a sound hunt (can you find objects beginning with….)
– Show your child an object and they have to say the sound it begins with e.g. show an apple and they respond ‘a’
This week’s sounds to go over are:
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F
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Speaking and Listening Activities
This week’s story is ‘Zog’ by Julia Donaldson
Some questions you could ask when you are listening to the story:

Who is Zog?

What did Zog try to learn?

Was Zog good at learning new things?

Who is Princess Pearl?

How did Princess Pearl help Zog?

TO WATCH AN ANIMATION OF ZOG THE STORY CLICK THE LINK BELOW
Reading Activity
Choose one of your favourite stories and look at the pictures.  Can you tell your own story from the pictures?  Encourage your child to talk about what is happening in the pictures and use full sentences of 5 or more words.
Writing Activity

Don’t worry if you haven’t got paper and pencils these patterns can be practiced

  • in the air
  • using your finger on the table
  • mark making in shaving foam or bubble bath
  • using your finger in sand or rice/lentils
  • using your finger to write on someone’s back.

This week can you draw these shapes?

Which shape is the easiest to draw? Which shape is the trickiest to draw?

CHALLENGE – can you practice writing your name everyday?

If you are using pen or a pencil to practice making marks remember to use a tripod grip.
Numeracy Tasks
Number Rhyme
This week’s number rhyme is counting healthy vegetables.  The song is called ‘One Tomato, two tomato’
Numbers of the week
Keep practicing counting every day!  You could count how many stairs you have in your house, you could count your steps as you walk across a room, you could even count how many toys you are playing with,
The numbers to go over this week are
Number Match and Sequencing
Have a set of number cards.  Can you put the numbers in the correct order from 0-10?  Can you sequence the numbers backwards from 10-0?
Number Formation
For the children who will be going into Reception – if you are feeling very clever you could try writing numbers on paper.
Creative Activity
Can you make your own Zog to play with?  What will your dragon look like?
Welsh Activity
Lets practice counting in Welsh.
ICT Activity
Can you put the dragon’s body back in the correct order?
Physical Activity
Here are a some links to some of the songs the children like to dance to in school.
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Week 13
Literacy Tasks
Phonics Activities
We have now learned all the single sounds – da iawn.  We will now go back over the phonics sounds so we become really familiar with them.
Remember to sing the song, do the action and try to say the sound.
You could play some phonic games too.  For example:
– make pair cards (same letter to help recognition)
– make pair cards (one letter and a picture that begins with the sound)
– go on a sound hunt (can you find objects beginning with….)
– Show your child an object and they have to say the sound it begins with e.g. show an apple and they respond ‘a’
This week’s sounds to go over are:
Speaking and Listening Activities
This week’s story is ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen
Some questions you could ask when you are listening to the story:

Where are the family going?

What are they looking for?

What do the pass through first?

What is thick and oozy?

Who do they see in a cave?

Why do they run back home?

Would you be scared if you saw a bear?

Would you like to go on a bear hunt?

Reading Activity
Can you make a prediction of what you think might happen next in the story?
When you read a story to your child, stop at parts throughout the story to ask your child to guess what might happen next.  There are no right or wrong answers!
Writing Activity

Don’t worry if you haven’t got paper and pencils these patterns can be practiced

  • in the air
  • using your finger on the table
  • mark making in shaving foam or bubble bath
  • using your finger in sand or rice/lentils
  • using your finger to write on someone’s back.

This week the pattern is:

Can you draw dots for your child to join up?  Can you control the pencil without taking it off the page?

CHALLENGE – can you practice writing your name everyday?

If you are using pen or a pencil to practice making marks remember to use a tripod grip.
Numeracy Tasks
This week’s numbers to revise are 3 4 5
Do you recognise the numbers?
Can you put the numbers in the correct order?
Can you match the number to the correct amount of objects?
Help your child to become familiar with numbers 0-10 (or beyond if they are able)
Number Rhyme
This week’s number rhyme is ‘5 Little Bears Jumping on the Bed’
 Mark making to represent numbers
Can you tell your child a number between 0-10 or show them a number card and ask them to make that many marks.  It could be dots, lines or any mark to show the corresponding number
             
     
Following Instructions
Can you give your child either a one step or two step instruction for them to complete.  You could pretend you are going on a Bear hunt in your house and you could give them directions and instructions e.g. can you walk to the chair (one step) can you walk to the door and then hunt for a bear in the kitchen?
Positional Language
Physical Task
Creative Task
Can you make your own collage of a bear?  You can rip paper/card/tissue/cotton wook etc. and stick it on with glue.
Here are some examples using different media
 
Welsh Task
Can you listen to the number song about crocodiles in Welsh?
Can you say any of the numbers?
ICT Task
Can you draw a picture of a bear using the online paint package?  Can you change the colours of the paint palette?
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Week 12
Literacy Tasks
Phonics Activities
We have now learned all the single sounds – da iawn.  We will now go back over the phonics sounds so we become really familiar with them.
Remember to sing the song, do the action and try to say the sound.
You could play some phonic games too.  For example:
– make pair cards (same letter to help recognition)
– make pair cards (one letter and a picture that begins with the sound)
– go on a sound hunt (can you find objects beginning with….)
– Show your child an object and they have to say the sound it begins with e.g. show an apple and they respond ‘a’
This week’s sounds to go over are:
 Speaking and Listening Activities
This week’s story is ‘Giraffes can’t Dance’
 
Some questions you could ask when you are listening to the story:
-What animals can you see in the story?
-How do you think Gerald the giraffe felt when the animals laughed at his dancing?
-Do you like to dance?
-What is your favourite animal?
-What do you think will happen at the end of the story?
-How did Gerald the Giraffe feel in the end of the story when he was dancing?
Reading Activity
Can you make a prediction of what you think might happen next in the story?
When you read a story to your child, stop at parts throughout the story to ask your child to guess what might happen next.  There are no right or wrong answers!
Writing Activity

Don’t worry if you haven’t got paper and pencils these patterns can be practiced

  • in the air
  • using your finger on the table
  • mark making in shaving foam or bubble bath
  • using your finger in sand or rice/lentils
  • using your finger to write on someone’s back.

This week the pattern is:

Can you draw dots for your child to join up?  Can you control the pencil without taking it off the page?

CHALLENGE – can you practice writing your name everyday?

If you are using pen or a pencil to practice making marks remember to use a tripod grip.
Numeracy Tasks
Number Rhyme
This week’s number rhyme is ‘The animals went marching two by two’
Number of the Week
This week we are going to go back over numbers 0, 1, 2
Do you recognise the numbers?
Can you put the numbers in the correct order?
Can you match the number to the correct amount of objects?
Counting Animals
-Can you count the animals in the picture?  You could give your child objects to count instead.
-Remember to only say one number per object
Giraffe Spots
Can you draw a picture of a giraffe without any spots.  Then say a number to your child and they have to draw the correct amount of spots onto the giraffe.
Number Hunt
Can you help Curious George find the numbers and animals?
Number Zoo
Learn to count and recognise numbers 1-20
Creative Task
Can you make your own Gerald the Giraffe?  Here are some examples to give you some ideas.
Physical Task
Can you move like animals?
*Can you stretch as tall as a giraffe?
*Can you jump like a kangaroo?
*Can you fly like an eagle?
*Can you stomp like an elephant?
*Can you balance on one leg like a flamingo?
*Can you slither like a snake?
*Can you leap like a frog?
ICT Task
Can you listen to the animal sound and match it to the picture?
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Week 11
Literacy Tasks
Phonics Activities
We have now learned all the single sounds – da iawn.  We will now go back over the phonics sounds so we become really familiar with them.
Remember to sing the song, do the action and try to say the sound.
You could play some phonic games too.  For example:
– make pair cards (same letter to help recognition)
– make pair cards (one letter and a picture that begins with the sound)
– go on a sound hunt (can you find objects beginning with….)
– Show your child an object and they have to say the sound it begins with e.g. show an apple and they respond ‘a’
This week’s sounds to go over are:
Speaking and Listening Activity
This week’s story is ‘Handa’s Surprise’ by Eileen Brown
Some questions you could ask are:
-What is Handa carrying in her basket?
-Who is Handa going to visit?
-What animals took Handa’s fruit?
-What is your favourite fruit?
-What other animals do you think Handa might take Handa’s fruit?
Reading Activity
Can you read some animal themed stories?
   
You could also find out information on animals by reading a non fiction book or watching ‘Andy’s Wild Adventures’ on Cbeebies.
Writing Activity

Don’t worry if you haven’t got paper and pencils these patterns can be practiced

  • in the air
  • using your finger on the table
  • mark making in shaving foam or bubble bath
  • using your finger in sand or rice/lentils
  • using your finger to write on someone’s back.

This week the pattern is:

Can you make a curved line?  Can you control the pencil without taking it off the page?

CHALLENGE – can you practice writing your name everyday?

If you are using pen or a pencil to practice making marks remember to use a tripod grip.
Numeracy Tasks
Number Rhyme
This week’s number rhyme is ‘Five Little Monkeys’
Number or the Week
This week’s number is number 10
*Don’t forget to keep practicing recognising all the numbers we have learned so far. If your child is finding it a little bit difficult to remember the numbers just show them one a t a time and introduce numbers slowly.  If your child is finding these numbers too easy try learning numbers 11-20
Sorting Activity
Can you give your child a selection of fruit pieces mixed up e.g. orange segments and banana slices.
Can they sort the fruit into a banana group and an orange group?
Mixed fruit
Sorted fruit
*You can use any objects to sort – it doesn’t have to be fruit
Pattern
Can the children make a repeating pattern using fruit?
You could make fruit kebabs? E.g. strawberry/grape/strawberry/grape
*You can use any objects to make a pattern it doesn’t need to be fruit.  You could use lego or beads instead
Number recognition
Keep practicing recognising numbers 0-10.  You could play games to help recognise numbers.
Some games you could play are:
-Bingo
-Pairs/matching numbers
-Sequencing numbers forwards and backwards
Creative Task
Can you print with fruit?  Cut a piece of fruit in half e.g. an apple.  Dip the apple into paint and then print the apple onto paper.
Welsh Task
Here is a Welsh song to listen to this week.  It has Welsh colours and some Welsh food names in it.  It’s a funny song too!
ICT Task
Can you match the picture cards?
Physical Tasks
Can you pretend to move like an animal?
Can you….
-Stomp like an animal
-Fly like a bird
-Slither like a snake
-jump like a kangaroo
-balance like a flamingo
 Play the Busy Feet song and pretend to be the different animals.
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Week 10
Literacy Tasks
Phonics Activities
We have now learned all the single sounds – da iawn.  We will now recap the phonics sounds so we become really familiar with them.
Remember to sing the song, do the action and try to say the sound.
You could play some phonic games too.  For example:
– make pair cards (same letter to help recognition)
– make pair cards (one letter and a picture that begins with the sound)
– go on a sound hunt (can you find objects beginning with….)
– Show your child an object and they have to say the sound it begins with e.g. show an apple and they respond ‘a’
This week’s sounds to recap are:
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Speaking and Listening Activity
This week’s story is ‘The Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister
Some questions you could ask:
-How did the fish feel when Rainbow fish didn’t share?
– Do you like to share your toys?
-Why is it good to share?
-Who helped Rainbow fish?
-Was Rainbow fish happier when he shared?
-Would you share your sparkly scales?
Reading Activity
Can you read an under the sea book?
Here are some examples
Writing Activity

Don’t worry if you haven’t got paper and pencils these patterns can be practiced

  • in the air
  • using your finger on the table
  • mark making in shaving foam or bubble bath
  • using your finger in sand or rice/lentils
  • using your finger to write on someone’s back.

This week the pattern is:

Can you do a loop the swirl across the page?  Can you control the pencil without taking it off the page?

CHALLENGE – can you practice writing your name everyday?

If you are using pen or a pencil to practice making marks remember to use a tripod grip.
Numeracy Activities
Number Rhyme
This week’s number rhyme is:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 once I caught a fish alive
Number of the Week
This week is number 9
*Don’t forget to keep practicing recognising all the numbers we have learned so far. If your child is finding it a little bit difficult to remember the numbers just show them one a t a time and introduce numbers slowly.  If your child is finding these numbers too easy try learning numbers 11-20
Number Activity
Can you practice counting?
Say a number and your child will need to draw the correct amount of fish (or dots/marks/smiley faces anything they are confident to draw.
E.g. if you said 4 they would draw 4 fish
Keep practicing recognising numbers, counting objects to match and sequencing numbers!
Pattern Activity
Can you make a two colour repeating pattern of scales for Rainbow Fish?
Creative Task
Can you make a paper plate Rainbow fish?  What colour will the scales be?
ICT Task
Can you play the under the water counting game?
Physical Activity
Welsh Activity
This week is another colour song.  What colour scales can you see on the Rainbow fish?  Pa liw?
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Week 9
Literacy Activities
Phonics Activities
We have now learned all the single sounds – da iawn.  We will now recap the phonics sounds so we become really familiar with them.
Remember to sing the song, do the action and try to say the sound.
You could play some phonic games too.  For example:
– make pair cards (same letter to help recognition)
– make pair cards (one letter and a picture that begins with the sound)
– go on a sound hunt (can you find objects beginning with….)
– Show your child an object and they have to say the sound it begins with e.g. show an apple and they respond ‘a’
This week’s sounds to recap are:
This week’s story is ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle
Some questions you could ask:
-What do you think will happen next?
-Can you count how many pieces of food the caterpillar has eaten?
-What day of the week comes next?
-What is your favourite food?
-What will happen when the caterpillar gets bigger?
Reading Activity
Can you retell a story from the pictures?
Encourage your child to speak in full sentences
Writing Activity

Don’t worry if you haven’t got paper and pencils these patterns can be practiced

  • in the air
  • using your finger on the table
  • mark making in shaving foam or bubble bath
  • using your finger in sand or rice/lentils
  • using your finger to write on someone’s back.

This week the pattern is:

Can you do a loop the loop across the page?  Can you write from left to right without taking your pencil off the page?

CHALLENGE – can you practice writing your name everyday?

If you are using pen or a pencil to practice making marks remember to use a tripod grip.
Numeracy Activities
Number Rhyme
This week’s number rhyme is ’10 Little Butterflies’
Can you count forward and backwards?
Number of the Week
This week’s number is number:
Amazing 8 number 8
Counting activities
– Can you count items of food in your house?  Show your child a selection of items of food e.g. 5 oranges.  Ask your child to count the items.  Encourage them to say one number per food.  Repeat this with different amounts of foods e.g. 8 strawberries
Alternatively you could count the food in this picture
 
Days of the Week
Can your child say the days of the week in the correct order?  Can they match activities to different days of the week?  Sing along to this song to help your child learn the days of the week
Sequencing Numbers
– Write numbers 0-10 on a separate piece of paper (change the numbers to suit the ability of your child e.g. to make it easier use numbers 0-3 or to make it more tricky use numbers 0-20)
-Mix up the numbers and ask you child to put them in the correct order from 0-10 (you could ask them to peg the numbers onto a washing line)
– Can your child sequence them backwards?
Creative Activity
Can you you paint a symmetrical butterfly?
Step 1. Fold your piece of paper in half
Step 2. Paint on one half of the paper
Step 3. Fold your paper in half and open it back up to see your symmetrical butterfly
ICT Activity
Can you put the caterpillar back together with the numbers in the correct order?
here’s another game you could play.  Help the caterpillar get bigger and bigger by adding the numbers to his body.  Can you get all the way to 15 without bumping into the body?
Physical Activities
Here is a cosmic yoga session on ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’/
Fine Motor Activity
Threading beads (or tube pasta/macaroni) is a great way to develop your fine motor skills.  Can you make a caterpillar out of beads or pasta?
Welsh Activity
-Can you count in Welsh?
Can you practice counting in Welsh?
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Week 8
Literacy Tasks
Phonics Activities
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Speaking and Listening Activities
This week’s story is ’10 Little Pirates’ by Mike Brownlow
Some questions you could ask:
-How many pirates are there?
-What do you think will happen next?
-Where are the pirates going?
-Can you count the pirates?
-Would you like to be a pirate?
-If you were a pirate for the day what would you do?
Reading Task
Can you look at a book and holder it like a reader?
-Can you hold the book the correct way up?
-Can you turn the pages (one at a time)?
-Can you look at the left page first and then the right?
Writing Tasks

Don’t worry if you haven’t got paper and pencils these patterns can be practiced

  • in the air
  • using your finger on the table
  • mark making in shaving foam or bubble bath
  • using your finger in sand or rice/lentils
  • using your finger to write on someone’s back.

This week the pattern is:

Can you do a dot?  Practice stoping and starting using the pencil.

CHALLENGE – can you practice writing your name everyday?

If you are using pen or a pencil to practice making marks remember to use a tripod grip.
Numeracy Tasks
Number Rhyme
Can you count with the pirate all the way to 15?  How high can you count?
Number of the Week
This week is number 7
Don’t forget to keep practice all the number we have learned so far!
Number Zoo
Spotty 7 number 7
Number hunt
– Can you go on a hunt around your house (or when you go for a walk) to find numbers.  Do you recognise the numbers?  Can you count from 0 to the number you find?
You can use this powerpoint to look for numbers in the pictures of the environment
Treasure Hunt
Hide numbers around your house (on post it note/scrap of paper).  Make a treasure map for your child to follow.  Put an X marks the spot on the map to show them where to look. When they find the number can do they recognise the number?
Capacity
Can you play with different containers in water (under adult supervision).
Can you fill a container so that it is full, half full or empty (use this vocabulary)
Can you use a small bottle/container to fill a bigger bottle/container?  How many small bottles fit in the bigger bottle?
Creative Tasks
Can you make a pirate hat?  You can pretend to be a pirate
Or, can you design your own pirate flag?
Or, you can make your own pirate
Physical Task
Can you listen to the Pirate songs from Swashbuckle and dance to the songs.  You can follow the instructions in the songs too.  When you click on the link you cna find other pirate songs too.
Welsh Task

Clap, Clap 

Clap, clap 1, 2, 3 

Clap, clap, 1, 2, 3 

Clap, clap, 1, 2, 3 

Troi a throi ein dwylo 

Clicclic, 1, 2, 3 

Clicclic, 1, 2, 3 

Clicclic, 1, 2, 3 

Troi a throi ein dwylo  

Substitue clap and clip for other sounds e.g. tap, stamp… 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxsjXBczVUg  

ICT Task
Can you make a jigsaw of Swashbuckle pirates?  Click on the pieces and drag them to the correct place.
Can you spot the pirate in the picture?  Try playing this Cbeebies game.
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Week 7
Literacy Tasks
Phonics Activities
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Speaking and Listening Activities
This week’s story is ’10 Little Dinosaurs’ by Mike Brownlow
Some questions you could ask:
-How many dinosaurs are there?
-What do you think will happen next?
-Where are the dinosaurs going?
-Who is coming next?
-Can you count the dinosaurs?
Reading Tasks
Can you read a dinosaur book?  What happens in the story?  Can you retell parts of the story?
Here are some examples of dinosaur story books.
Writing Task

Don’t worry if you haven’t got paper and pencils these patterns can be practiced

  • in the air
  • using your finger on the table
  • mark making in shaving foam or bubble bath
  • using your finger in sand or rice/lentils
  • using your finger to write on someone’s back.

This week the pattern is:

CHALLENGE – can you practice writing your name everyday?

If you are using pen or a pencil to practice making marks remember to use a tripod grip.
Numeracy Tasks
Number Rhyme
Number of the Week
This week is number 6
 
Snappy 6 number 6
Counting Activities
This week can you count, count COUNT! Let’s practice everyday!!
Can you practice counting to 10 (or higher if you can!).
You could count:
-how many stairs you have in your house?
-How many doors you have?
-How many windows?
-How many jumps you can do from one side of the room to the other?
 
One more and one less
Show your child a number – can they count the same amount of objects?  How many will you have if you add one more? How many have you got if you take one away?
Writing Numbers
If you’re feeling really clever this week you could try writing numbers?
Creative Task
Can you make a ‘junk model’ dinosaur?  You could use some (clean) packaging from your recycling to make your favourite dinosaur?  Here are some examples
Physical Task
Can you pretend that your a dinosaur and stop around outside?  Does a dinosaur make big steps or small steps?
Can you join in with Tiny T-Rex Cosmic yoga?
 
Welsh Task
Can you join in a counting song in Welsh? Un, dau, tri deinosor
ICT Task
 Can you paint a dinosaur on a paint package?  You can log onto hwb on JIT5 or you can use this link.
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Week 6
Literacy Tasks
Phonics Activities
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Speaking and Listening Activities
 
Some questions you could ask:
-How is the Love Monster feeling?
-What is the Love Monster looking for?
-Where does the Love Monster look?
-Who does the Love Monster find?
-How does the Love Monster feel at the end of the story?
Reading Activity
Can you look at a book by yourself?  Can you hold the book the correct way around?  Can you turn the pages one at a time?
Book Reading Child, child, two children reading book illustration ...
Writing Activity

Don’t worry if you haven’t got paper and pencils these patterns can be practiced

  • in the air
  • using your finger on the table
  • mark making in shaving foam or bubble bath
  • using your finger in sand or rice/lentils
  • using your finger to write on someone’s back.

This week the pattern is:

Can you use the skills you have learned in previous weeks (horizontal and vertical lines) to make this writing skill?

CHALLENGE – can you practice writing your name everyday?

If you are using pen or a pencil to practice making marks remember to use a tripod grip.
Numeracy Tasks
Shape Rhyme
This Week’s Number is:
Number 5
Number Zoo
Frisky Five Number 5
Shape activities
Can you name these shapes?
  
Can you go on a shape hunt in your house or when you go for your daily walk?
Look at the shapes can you count how many sides it has?
Creative Task
Can you make a shape monster? You could cut shapes out of paper/card to make a Love Monster. Or, you could draw shapes to make a monster.  Can you name the shapes?
   
 
Welsh Task
Listen to the shape song in Welsh
Physical Task
How about trying to dance along with Bop Box?  Or you can put your favourite songs on and dance around your house.
ICT Task
Can you match the shape to the correct monster?
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Week 5
Save the Children have put together a resource pack of ideas to do with your child at home.
Click on the link above to open the ‘Growing Through this Together’ pack
Literacy Tasks
Phonics Activities
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Speaking and Listening Activities
This week’s story is Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Here are some questions you could ask:
– How many bears are in the story?
– What did Goldilocks do?
– How did the three bears feel when Goldilocks went in their house?
– What do you think Goldilocks thought when she saw the three bears?
– What do you think happened next?
Here is the song ‘When Goldilocks went to the house of the Bears’  can you join in with the song?
Writing Activities

Don’t worry if you haven’t got paper and pencils these patterns can be practiced

  • in the air
  • using your finger on the table
  • mark making in shaving foam or bubble bath
  • using your finger in sand or rice/lentils
  • using your finger to write on someone’s back.

This week the pattern is a cross.

Can you use the horizontal and vertical line we have used in previous weeks to make a cross?

CHALLENGE – can you practice writing your name everyday?

If you are using pen or a pencil to practice making marks remember to use a tripod grip.
Numeracy Tasks
 This week’s number rhyme is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 once I caught a Fish Alive
Use your fingers to count to 10.  Play a game – shout out a number and show the matching amount of fingers.  Repeat with different numbers lots of times. Check you have the right amount of fingers by counting them.  You can do this in English or Welsh!
Number of the Week
This week our number is 4
Feathery Four number 4
Size Activities
– Can you go around your house and hunt for three of the same objects e.g. three teddies, three cups, three spoons, three bowls, three shoes.
Can you find Daddy Bear’s size, Mummy Bear’s size and Baby Bear’s size?
Which is the biggest?  Which is the middle sized? and Which is the smallest?
Creative Tasks
This week’s task is a competition from Save the Children.  Can you make a picture of the theme ‘My home hero’.  Who is your hero at home?  Why?  If you would like to you can send off your pictures to enter the competition.  Details are in the link below.
Information is on this poster
Physical Tasks
Can you pretend to move like the Three Bears?  Put your favourite songs on and move around your house like the bear.
Daddy Bear – large stamping steps
Mummy Bear – small, light steps
Baby Baby – tiny, baby steps
Are all the bears the same height?  Can you make your body the same height as the bears?
Daddy Bear – stretch up as tall
Mummy Bear – normal height
Baby bear – bend down lower
Welsh Task
We have learned some of our welsh colours in school.  Here is I can sing a rainbow in Welsh.  Can you join in with any of the colours?
ICT Task
Listening Game
Can you listen to the zoo animal and click on the correct animal?
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Week 4
Literacy Tasks
Phonics Activities
We have been learning our Jolly Phonics in school.  Please practice the action, singing the songs and saying the letter sounds.  Can you think of any words that beginning with the letter sound?
m
d
Speaking and Listening
This week’s story is The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff.  Click the link below to listen to the story.
Some questions you could ask when watching the story:
– How many Billy Goat’s Gruff are there?
– Why do the Billy Goats Gruff want to cross the bridge?
– Is the Troll a nice character?  Why not?
– Why doesn’t the Troll want them to cross the bridge?
-Are the Billy Goats Gruff all the same size?
– What do you think will happen next?
-Did you enjoy the story?

Reading Activity

Can you retell your favourite story?  You could use some of your toys to act it out?

Writing Activity

Don’t worry if you haven’t got paper and pencils these patterns can be practiced

  • in the air
  • using your finger on the table
  • mark making in shaving foam or bubble bath
  • using your finger in sand or rice/lentils
  • using your finger to write on someone’s back.

This week the pattern is a straight horizontal line.

CHALLENGE – can you practice writing your name everyday?

If you are using pen or a pencil to practice making marks remember to use a tripod grip.
Numeracy Tasks
This week’s number rhyme is 10 fat sausages sizzling in the pan  (We can give the Troll some sausages to eat!)
 
Use your fingers to pretend to be the sausages! Encourage your child to put the correct amount of fingers up – count them to check.  Can they work out what is one less sausage?  How many sausages are there now?
This week’s number is number 3
Butterfly 3 number 3

Do you recognise the number?

Can you draw the number in the air?

Can you try to write the number on a piece of paper?

 *Don’t forget to practice counting to 10 and recap other numbers from other weeks’ too!
Ordering by height activities

Can you go on a hunt around your house or in your garden and find things that are taller and shorter than you?

  

 

Can you collect two of your favourite toys (teddies/action figures/Barbies) and compare their heights?   Which toy it the tallest/shortest?

 

To make this a little bit harder select 3 or more toys and ask your child to put them in order from shortest to tallest. You could use wooden blocks, sticks, people or anything you can find in your house.

 

Some questions you could ask your child –

-Which is the tallest?

– Which is the shortest?

– Can you find a toy that is taller than….

-Can you find a toy that is shorter than…

Creative Tasks
Can you make a bridge to help the Three Billy Goats’ Gruff cross the river?
Or, you could draw the Three Billy Goats Gruff – remember to draw them different sizes!
Welsh Task
Sut wyt ti?  How are you?  this week song is all about how we feel.
ICT Task
Can you click on the tallest or shortest animal?
Physical Task
Can you pretend to be as tall as the big Billy Goat Gruff?
Can you pretend to be as small as the Little Billy Goat gruff?
Can you move like the goats?
Can you stamp your feet like the troll?
Here’s a silly song you can dance along to …
Fine motor Activities 
Playing with construction toys such as lego or duplo helps your child develop their fine motor skills in their hands.  Encourage them to put the blocks together and pull them apart to strengthen the muscles in their fingers.  This will help them when they start to write.
 
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Week 3
Literacy Tasks
Phonics Activities
We have been learning our Jolly Phonics in school.  Please practice the action, singing the songs and saying the letter sounds.  Can you think of any words that beginning with the letter sound?
c/k 
e
h
Speaking and Listening
This week’s story is Guess How Much I Love you.  Click the link below to listen to the story.
 
Can you answer these questions?

What animals are in the story?

Can you remember how much Little Nut Brown Hare loved Big Nut Brown Hare?

Who do you love to the moon and back? Can you say why?

Reading Activity

Can you choose your favourite book and talk about the pictures? Can you speak in a full sentence?

Writing Activity

Don’t worry if you haven’t got paper and pencils these patterns can be practiced

  • in the air
  • using your finger on the table
  • mark making in shaving foam or bubble bath
  • using your finger in sand or rice/lentils
  • using your finger to write on someone’s back.

This week the pattern is a straight line.  Try to start at the top and go straight down to the bottom without taking your pencil off.

CHALLENGE – can you practice writing your name everyday?

If you are using pen or a pencil to practice making marks remember to use a tripod grip.
 Numeracy Tasks
This week’s number rhyme is Five Currant Buns in the Baker’s Shop
 -Can you use your fingers to represent the currant buns?  Every time someone buys a currant bun put one finger down.
-How many currant buns are left?
-What’s one less than…?
Number of the Week
Number 2
Number Zoo – Ticklish 2 number 2

Do you recognise the number?

Can you draw the number in the air?

Can you try to write the number on a piece of paper?

 *Don’t forget to practice counting to 10 and recap other numbers from other weeks’ too!
Money Activities

Can you pretend to have a shop at home? Place some of your favourite toys in the shop and take on the role of the shop keeper or customer. Can you pretend to ‘pay’ for the items? Help your child to understand that we use money to pay in exchange for items.

Sorting Money

-Look at a selection of coins – can your child sort them into groups of the same coin? This could be the same colour/shape/amount.

– Can your child find the number on the coin? Can they read the number?

Creative Activities

After you have listened to Guess How Much I Love You can you draw a picture of all the people you love?

 

Welsh Tasks

Pwy wyt ti?  Who are you?  Listen to the songs below – can you join in?  Can you answer using your own name?

Tedi Song

Doli Song

Bwni Song

 

ICT Task

Can you match the pictures?

Click here to open a matching game

 

Physical Activities

After you have listened to Guess How Much I Love You, pretend to move like Little Nutbrown Hare or a rabbit.  Click on the link below to do  bunny hop yoga!

Bunny Hop Yoga

Fine motor activities will  help to build the strength in your fingers.

– Try putting pegs around the edge of a container. Can you take the pegs off using your thumb and index finger? Can you squeeze the peg to make it open and close?

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Week 2
Literacy Task
Phonics Activities
We have been learning our Jolly Phonics in school. Please practice the action, singing the songs and saying the letter sound.
p
n
Speaking and Listening Activity
Find out about Easter traditions by watching and listening to this video.
Can you answer these questions?
Why do we celebrate Easter?
What do we do at Easter time?
Can you retell the Easter story?
Reading Activity
Can you choose a book and turn the pages all by yourself?
Writing Activity

Can you practice pre-writing patterns?

Don’t worry if you haven’t got paper and pencils these patterns can be practiced

  • in the air
  • using your finger on the table
  • mark making in shaving foam or bubble bath
  • using your finger in sand or rice/lentils
  • using your finger to write on someone’s back.

This week the pattern is circles.  Try to start at the top of the circle and go all the way around without stopping!

CHALLENGE – can you practice writing your name everyday?

If you are using pen or a pencil to practice making marks remember to use a tripod grip.
Numeracy Task
This week’s number rhyme is ’10 little Bunnies’ counting song.
Can you join in with counting the bunny rabbits?  Can you join in and follow the instructions in the song?
Use your fingers to count the bunnies.
Number of the Week
number 1
Penguin One, number one

Do you recognise the number?

Can you draw the number in the air?

Can you try to write the number on a piece of paper?

Number value activity
*Show your child a number either written on a piece of paper to practice number recognition or by holding up an amount of fingers.  Ask your child to find the matching number of toys to represent the number. For example, show your child the number 5 and your child will find 5 pieces of lego or, five teddies bears to match.  Encourage your child to check the amount of toys he/she has collected.  Do they match the number?  Repeat several times with different numbers.
Creative Task 
On Sunday it is Easter.  Can you make an Easter bunny or a little chick?  Here are some ideas of what you could do or you can do your own Easter themed craft.
Physical Task
In Nursery we love learning the Easter Hokey Pokey
Welsh Task
Pwy wyt ti?  Who are you?  Listen to the story to learn how to ask and answer the question in Welsh.
ICT Task
Click on the link below and decorate your own Easter egg.  Can you select the different colours?
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Week 1
Literacy Tasks:
Phonics Activity
We have been learning our phonics in school.  Please practice the action, singing the songs and saying the letter sound.

Speaking and Listening Activity

Little Red Riding Hood
Listen to the fairy tale together

Here are some questions you could ask:

– What characters are in the story?

– What do you think will happen next?

– Who did Little Red Riding Hood meet?

– Was the Wolf a good or bad character?

-Who saved Grandmother and Little Red Riding Hood?

– Did you enjoy the story?

 

Writing Activity

Can you practice pre-writing patterns?

Don’t worry if you haven’t got paper and pencils these patterns can be practiced

  • in the air
  • using your finger on the table
  • mark making in shaving foam or bubble bath
  • using your finger in sand or rice/lentils
  • using your finger to write on someone’s back.

This week the pattern is a zig zag.

If you are using pen or a pencil to practice making marks remember to use a tripod grip.
Numeracy Tasks:
 Number Rhyme of the Week
5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Encourage children to use their fingers to represent the monkeys and count along with the song.

Ask questions such as:

How many monkeys are there now?

What’s one less than …?

Can you show me how many monkeys with your fingers?

Number of the Week 
Greedy Zero

Do you recognise the number?

Can you draw the number in the air?

Can you try to write the number on a piece of paper?

 

Number Value and Counting

*Hold up fingers on your hand – can your child count them? If they’re not sure ask him/her to count with you.

*Next hold up different amounts of fingers on your hand and ask your child to clap/tap/stamp the matching amount. For example if you hold up three fingers your child needs to clap three times.

Creative Tasks:
 Look in a mirror and see how many eyes, nose, mouth and ears you have.  Can you make a picture of yourself?  You could draw it, paint, cut and stick a picture or even use items in your house to make a picture of you.  Look at the photographs below for some ideas.
Physical Tasks:

 Busy Feet – listen to the song and join in and pretending to be the different animals!  Don’t forget to stop and freeze when it says stop.

Welsh Tasks:
Un, Dau, Tri Banana
ICT Tasks:
Can you give the teddy the correct amount of Easter Eggs?  Click and drag the cake to the Teddy.
 
Here you’ll find out about the Cornerstones units of work that your child will be studying this year and how to support them. However, in line with the pupil voice in the curriculum, the unit may change in the year depending on the interests of the children in the class.

Why do leaves go crispy?

Why do you love me so much?

Can we explore it?

How high can you jump?