Welcome back to our Home Learning Page after the half term break.
As you will have heard in the media, we are looking forward to seeing you all back in Nursery for 2 weeks from MONDAY 8th.MARCH - FRIDAY 19th.MARCH inclusive.
SEE YOU ALL SOON!!
Monday 1st March
People Who Help Us
This week we are going to look at the roles of the People Who Help Us and keep us safe in our community.
Thursday 25th February
It is extremely important to promote children’s independence during their preschool year in order to get them ready and independent for “big school”. In Nursery we expect a lot of independence from the children in our classes. We ask the children to serve their own snack, wash their own dishes, register their names, label their own work and put on their own coats etc.
There are many ways in which you can help with developing your child’s independence at home.
2. Let your child choose.
Another way to support your child’s independence is to give them choices. Involve them in deciding what to wear, what to play or who to phone. This does not mean they have free rein. Provide two or three options and then praise their great ability to make choices!
3. Let your child help!
Let your child help you around the house, for example, when making scrambled egg let your child add the milk or whisk the eggs!
4. Give your child some chores.
These chores may look different to the chores of an older child. Lots of research shows that chores for children builds a sense of responsibility and self-reliance.
Simple tasks like picking up toys or putting laundry in a basket can allow your child to have reasonable responsibility and ultimately help promote their independence.
What your child can do around the house to develop independence.
-Feed themselves and drink from an open cup.
-Wash their dishes after dinner in a child friendly basin at their height.
-Put their rubbish in the bin when they have finished eating.
-Set the table for dinner time.
-Put on their own coats.
-Dress themselves - start small e.g socks first and then work up to trousers/tops etc.
-Choose their own clothes for the day.
-Put toothpaste on their own toothbrush.
-Brush the floor.
-Tidy up toys - this could be organised into a box for cars, a box for dolls etc.
-Keep bedroom tidy.
-Cleaning their own bottoms after using the bathroom.
-Help with gardening.
-Feed pets (with supervision!)
Have a look at this website for some ideas of play ideas that can promote independent play.
Scroll down for some pencil activities!!
2D Shapes (Circle, Square, Triangle, Rectangle)
Let's learn about a Circle, A Square, A Triangle and a Rectangle!!!
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CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK
(1ST FEB TO 5TH FEB)
During these difficult times we are increasingly aware of our own Mental Health and that of our children. As a parent you are your child's biggest and best role model. It is important that you LABEL YOUR EMOTIONS and why YOU are feeling sad, mad, gloomy etc. (eg. "I'm not too happy today because I have so much cleaning to do..."). Our aim is that our pre-schoolers will be able to
IDENTIFY their different feelings and emotions, learn to cope with them , be able to EXPRESS THEMSELVES and, of course, identify the feelings of others and begin to develop EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.
We hope that all of our activities and stories this week will be helpful.
EXPRESSING OURSELVES - LET's TRY SOME ART WORK !!!
COLOUR & EMOTIONS :
YELLOW is a bright, sunny colour and can make us feel HAPPY !!
So you may like to draw a yellow sunshine or a beautiful rainbow.
BLACK is a dark colour and can make us feel GLOOMY/SCARED!
So you may like to draw a picture of a BIG,BLACK SPIDER.
Would you like to draw or paint a picture (or make a model) to tell everyone how you feel or draw something that makes you feel HAPPY,MAD,EXCITED,SCARED,SAD.......
Just you choose what you would like to do and send it in to Mrs Walker or Miss Doherty and tell us about your picture.
You could try to learn a Nursery Rhyme about a Robin:
The North Wind doth blow, (Wave arms)
And we will have snow, (Pretend to shiver)
And what will poor Robin do then, poor thing? ( Hold hands out as if questioning)
He'll sit in a barn, (Hold hands above head to make a roof)
To keep himself warm, (Hug yourself to keep warm)
With his head tucked under his wing,(Tuck head under arm as if it is a wing)
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Monday 25th January
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Kind/Unkind and Sharing
Today we are going to learn about being kind to our friends and families. When we are kind it makes our friends and family happy! When you are kind, others will be kind to you.
Watch the video below and then complete the activities on the PDF that follows
In Nursery we like to cover all areas of your child’s development, including their physical development. Today we are going to work on the basic skills of throwing and catching a ball. Many children may already be able to do this but it is great to get outside and be active.
After watching the video below, have a go yourself or try some of the other activities - click on the yellow star!
Why are ball games and activities good for your children?
Playing with balls makes physical activity fun.
Also, throwing, catching, rolling and kicking balls:
When children practise ball skills, they’ll notice their skills improving. This helps children understand that they can learn and get better at something if they try. And this builds self-esteem and confidence.
Playing with balls with children is also a great way to spend quality time together and build relationships.
You might like to try this ACTION RHYME!!
"I CAN DO OPPOSITES"
I can stand up (Stand up straight).
Or I can sit down (Sit down)
I can smile (Make a smiley face)
Or I can frown ( Make a frown).
I can run (Run on the spot)
Or I can walk (Walk on the spot)
I can be quiet (Put fingers to lips)
Or I can talk ( Use fingers to chatter).
I can be happy (Smile)
Or I can be sad (Look very sad)
I can taste good things (Pretend to eat something delicious)
Or I can taste bad (Screw your face up!)
I can jump in (Jump forwards)
Or I can jump out (Jump back)
I can whisper (Pretend to whisper)
Or I can SHOUT!!! (Shout last word).
Monday 11th January
World Around Us
Today we are looking at Polar animals, animals that live in the Arctic and Antarctic.
The Arctic and Antarctic are freezing cold, it is like Winter all the time! The animals that live in these Polar regions have different features that help protect them from the ice and snow.
Watch the video below to find out some interesting facts about a few of the key Polar animals. After watching the video why not do some of your own research at home about the other Polar animals, what can you find out about them?