Nursery Home Learning Update 7th July 2020
We hope that you are all well and taking care.
Here are a few ideas of learning activities you can do at home in the next week.
1. Watch the story of The Gruffalo. Here is the link to the BBC animated version of this classic story. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00pk64x/the-gruffalo
2. Try some Gruffalo inspired baking – Here are the recipes for a Gruffalo Crumble and Gruffalo Paw Biscuits. Alternatively, why not use your imagination and think of you own Gruffalo inspired food ideas! We would love to see what you make.
Gruffalo Crumble –
Gruffalo Paw Biscuits –
3. Explore rhyming words together – While watching the Gruffalo, encourage your child to listen carefully to the rhyming words in the story. I.e. mouse and house, good and wood, claws and jaws, rocks and fox, etc. You could then have a look at other stories which have rhyming words in them, such as: ‘Oi Frog’, ‘Room on the Broom’, ‘A Squash and Squeeze’, ‘What the Ladybird Heard’, ‘Farmer Duck’ etc.
If you and your child would like to explore rhyme further, here is an idea of an activity that you could do together - Collect a range of objects or pictures from around the house in a bag/box (some which you can think of rhyming words for). For example a book, shoe, box, ball, coat, car, key, pen, peg, hat, shell etc. Invite your child to pull out an item and support them to think of a word which rhymes with it. This could be a real word or a nonsense, made up word! For example, if you pull out a ‘hat’ you could say a real word like ‘mat’, or a silly word like ‘zat’.
Take care and stay safe!
The Nursery Team