Nursery

Welcome to the Nursery Home Learning Hub

Wednesday 15th July – Sunday 19th July 2020

Hello Turtles

Can you believe that it is nearly the end of the school year! Keep HAVING LOTS OF FUN PLAYING, LEARNING and BEING CREATIVE. HELPING YOUR FAMILY is GREAT too. WELL DONE!   Keep it up you SUPERSTARS! 🙂 WE MISS YOU!

  • Let’s start with or daily exercises. Today we are focusing on each letter of the alphabet. Are you ready… steady … go!

  • Do you know the song ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’? Watch this video and join in when you can. It is such a lovely song. 

  • Now here is a beautiful mix of two songs  – ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ and ‘What a wonderful world’. It has beautiful illustrations too.

 

 

  • Walking Rainbow Jars 

    1. You need 6 mason jars or transparent plastic cups and set them up in a little circle.
    2. Add equal amounts of water to each one.
    3. Then add food colouring to each one –  red in the first one, skip one, yellow in 3rd , skip one , blue n the 5th one and skip the last one.
    4. Talk about what colours were in the rainbow and learn the ROYGBIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet) trick for remembering them.
    5. Next, carefully fold up paper towels into a skinnier rectangle shape, and place them in the jars.
    6. Finally sit and watch; wait for the magic to happen!

 

  • Try and make your own rainbow wind chime! It will look so beautiful hanging in front of your front door or in your back garden. You will need a grown up to help you with some the instructions.

Rainbow wind chimes

  • How about making a sun catcher?

     

     You can simply colour in some plastic using felt tips or marker pens or you can get strips of coloured tissue paper.

     

 

 

  • How about making a tasty rainbow to eat? You will need lots of different coloured fruit for this one. What fruit could you have for each colour of the rainbow? Let’s help you!

  • Red – Strawberries/raspberries.                
  • Orange – You’ve guessed it, oranges!                      
  • Yellow -Bananas/lemons/pineapple              
  • Green – Grapes/Kiwi/Melon                    
  • Blue – Blueberries                  
  • Purple – More grapes!

 

Try out this cardboard rainbow. Cut out a rainbow shape and then use all different collage materials to fill your rainbow. 

You can make this rainbow with different strips of coloured paper and cotton wool balls. 

How about this lovely smiling cloud rainbow using different strips of paper too. 

Paper plate painting Rainbows with cotton wool balls. 

Or how about a lovely pom pom rainbow with rain falling from it. 

Try out this cardboard heart activity. Draw a small heart shape. Then another one slightly bigger, and repeat 4 times. Next, get an adult to cut it out then colour it in. And there you have a heart stacking puzzle. 

  • This week we will be focusing lots of activities around a lovely story called ‘The Rainbow Fish’. Here it is. 

 

  • Have a listen to this lovely story. It teaches you all about how everyone is unique and special in their own way. People look different in all different kinds of ways but we all make a super team together. 

  • This is another beautiful story. Get comfortable and listen carefully. 

  • The illustrations in this book are fabulous. Can you have a go at drawing your favourite part of the book.

  • Pot of Gold activity: Here is our cosmic yoga activities. 

 

We hope you enjoy all of the activities above!

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EYFS Previous Rainbow Home Learning Hub Weeks

Click on the images to see previous learning weeks.

We have also put in all of our previous phonics videos and a range of activities to go with it too.

We have focused on Phase 3 phonics, which are mainly digraphs.

A digraph is 2 letters that make one sound, like sh, oa and er.  

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

 

The Squiggle Baby SharkPhonics –  ar   sound  Saving Tally
Phonics – oo  sound
Somebody Swallowed StanleyPhonics –   sh   sound The Storm Whale

Phonics –    ee  sound 

 

Tadpoles to FrogsPhonics –  oa   sound

 

 

The Beatles Phonics –   or  sound

 

The Beatles Week 2  Phonics –  oi  sound Mama built a little nest Do Unto Otters

Phonics –  er  sound 

Owl BabiesPhonics –  ow   sound
Alice in WonderlandPhonics –  igh  sound Rainbow  Theme Phonics –   ai    sound  Phonics Phase 2 initial sounds –

p sound  

 

All of the activities we upload are planned around the seven areas of learning

in the Early Years’ Foundation Stage, which are:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development Maths Physical Development Literacy Communication and Language Understanding the World Expressive Arts and Design
Making relationships;

Self-confidence and self-awareness;

Managing feelings and behaviour

Numbers;

Shape, space and measure

Moving and handling;

Self-care

Reading;

Writing

Listening and attention;

Understanding; Speaking

People and communities;

The world; Technology

Exploring and using media and materials;

Being imaginative

 

Click the image below to see our previous Home Learning Activities.

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Guide

‘Teach Your Monsters To Read’

Weblinks

The Hive

National Autism Society Website

C Beebies