Learning at home
Wednesday 15 July 2020
Good morning St Nicholas children and parents!
This is the last time I will be posting on here! I hope you all have a lovely summer break and transition into Reception next year. I’ve had such a great time teaching you!
Home learning for Wednesday & Thursday
Our nursery rhyme of the week is 'The Queen of Hearts'!
Listen to the rhyme below:
- Act out the story! Pretend to be the queen making the tarts, the knave stealing the tarts and the king being angry - we don't hit anyone (the king should not have done this!)
- Which of these words rhyme?
Hearts - Tarts
Day - Away
Hearts - Away
Sore - More
Tarts - Sore
- Listen to a story everyday from the websites below. Talk about what happened in the book and your favourite part.
- Practice your phonics every day. The below website has information and parent resources on the phonics program that we use at SPAH.
It has activities, books and videos to assist with phonics learning. There is also a video below of the sounds.
- Extension: Children going into Reception in the next academic year - practice writing your name. Use a name prompt to look at and form the letters
- Complete these activities:
Expressive Arts & Design:
- Make a Queen of hearts crown. Below is an example:
- Make some jam tarts! Below is a recipe:
Physical/ Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Try and get outside even if it’s in your backyard or patio. Enjoy the sun and get active - walk or run, ride a bike/scooter, practice throwing and catching etc.
- Do some Fitt-In everyday. Ask your adult to fill in their details on this link -
Please make sure you have enough room when doing it.
- Complete some yoga, mindfulness or relaxation activities with Cosmic Kids Yoga -
- Watch the powerpoint below with your adult. Talk about how you are feeling about moving into Reception.
Our topic this half term is “Once Upon a Time”.
We will be reading different nursery rhymes, fairy tales and traditional tales. These tales will be explored through all areas of learning and development, including literacy, maths, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.
Checklist - things to bring to the Nursery:
Borrowing reading books - every Tuesday
The Nursery room has a selection of books that the children are able to borrow and engage with at home. This is to encourage a love of reading and develop early literacy skills.
This term, we have a special soft toy, Jacob the Jaguar. Each Friday, one child will take home Jacob and write and draw about what they did with Jacob on the weekend. Photos can also be printed and stuck into the book provided. On Monday the child will have the chance to share what they did with Jacob with the other children.