Nursery Home Learning Update 11th May 2020
We hope that you are enjoying our activity ideas and are able to try some out. Hopefully, you are all staying safe and enjoying your time at home.
Here are a few learning ideas that you could complete at home.
1. Learn the ‘5 little firemen’ song.
Start by holding up 5 fingers and sing:
5 Little firemen standing in a row,
One, two, three, four, five, they go.
Hop on the engine with SHOUT,
As quick as a wink the fire is out.
Repeat the verse but this time, put one finger down and sing, ‘4 little firemen...’. Then keep repeating the song all the way down to ‘1 little fireman…’, putting a finger down each time.
2. Make a number line to 10 – For this activity you will need to find a piece of sting, or alternatively you could use a bit of wool or a shoelace. You will also need 10 pieces of penne pasta (hopefully you may have a few space pieces in the back of the cupboard - but we appreciate it is hard to get hold of it at the minute!). To prepare you will need to use a marker pen to write numbers 1-10 onto the pasta. How to play - Encourage your child to recognise the digits before they begin and then ask them if they can find number 1 piece and to thread it onto the string. Then repeat until they have threaded all of the pieces of pasta onto the string. Support your child to count how many pieces of pasta they already have on the string, if they forget which number they need next. Adaptation – Could you repeat this activity but colour the pasta two different colours and ask your child to make a repeating pattern. For example, red, blue, red, blue etc.
3. Play some maths games on the Top Marks website. This website has a range of maths games for different ages. If you select the tab which says ages 3-5, it will give you various categories of maths games to choose from, such as counting or shape, position and movement, for example. You can tailor the learning to suit your child by selecting the number range in some of the games, e.g. 0-5 or 0-20. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37
I have added a new ‘a parent’s guide to…’ on the nursery home page. This week’s is all about drawing and painting. It looks at the benefits of children creating visual work and how to encourage the development of their mark making skills.
The Nursery Team