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The home learning is based on the teaching and learning that the children would be receiving in class with many of the activities being the same wherever possible. Over the course of the week, we ask that the children complete as many of the home learning tasks as possible. Home learning will be placed on the school website weekly and is for those children who are having to self-isolate at home. (There will also be homework set, this can be found by clicking on the Homework tab).

Home Learning 23.11.20

General activities to work on at home this half term - PSED /PD

1. Please can your child practise using the toilet independently this week, including wiping themselves, pulling undergarments up and down, flushing the chain and washing their hands. When coming to Nursery, please ensure your child wears trousers / tights and undergarments that your child finds easy to pull up and down themselves.

2.Can the children begin to put on their own coat independently?  In Nursery, we model laying our coat on the floor with the hood or collar by our feet, pushing our arms into the sleeves and flipping the coat over our head like this link below.

3. To continue practising recognising the initial letter of their name, to help them with self-registration when they are in Nursery.

Literacy / PSED /CLL

This week in Nursery we are focusing on the text 'My Mum and Dad make me laugh' by Nick Sharratt. A story about a mum who loves spots and big cats and a dad who loves stripes and zebras.  Let's find out what the little boy likes.  Can you predict what animal and colour the boys likes from this front cover? Now watch the story being read to see if you are right.



Reading Activities

Monday -Read or watch the clip above 'My Mum and Dad make me laugh.' 

Tuesday .Re-read the story with your child / watch the You Tube link again.  Can they remember which pattern Mum likes and which pattern Dad likes?

Wednesday -Show children different patterns drawn on a piece of paper. Can your child help you find the pattern mum, dad and the child like. Read back the text to see if they are right.

Thursday - Write a sentence for your child to describe which pattern you like best, or other members of your household.  'Kelly likes spots' and draw the pattern on the page.  Point to each word as you read it .  Repeat with other members of the family.

Friday- Encourage your child to try and read the book with you or read along with the You Tube clip. Draw attention to the week and the weekend….do the children know what the weekend is? Can they suggest things which are different at the weekend to the week?  Talk about normally being in Nursery during the weekdays and at home at the weekend.  What other events happen that are different at the weekend to weekdays?

Mathematical Development

On Monday in Nursery, we will be looking at our 2D flat shapes.  We will be focusing on the shapes circle, square, triangle and rectangle. If you are unsure of these shapes, there are some shapes attached at the bottom of the page for you or your adult to cut out.  Ask your adult to name them. Can you repeat the name?  Practise a few times.  When you are confident, have a go at the Kims game.

Kims game (memory game)

Take the four shapes you cut out from the sheet below or find one of each shape (triangle, circle, rectangle and square in your house) and hide them under a teatowel or blanket so they can't be seen. Look closely at all the shapes, then close your eyes.  Ask your adult to take away one of the shapes.  Now lift the cover and tell your adult which shape is missing.  Can you remember the name of the shape?  

Once you have had a few goes look at how the shapes are made up. What do you know about these shapes?  Can you find the sides?  Can you count how many? Can you show your adult the corners? Are the sides straight or curved?  Ask your adult to show you the sides and the corners if you find it tricky.  

Shape hunt (Homework for 23.11.20)

Now you know your shapes, can you go on a shape hunt around your house / garden. Draw the four shapes circle, rectangle, square and triangle on a sheet of paper with their name and give your child some time to collect items from their toys box and place them to match the drawn shapes. If there are objects they can't move maybe they could take pictures and stick them them onto the sheet, or cut some pictures with the shapes out of magazines / leaflets and newspapers. It would be great to see some of the work you do at home at Nursery.  Please take photos and email to 

Expressive Arts and Design

We will be focusing on developing our printing skills using the 2D shapes we have been finding and learning about in Maths.  We will talk about the shape names and which ones they have chosen and why.  We will also talk more about what the shapes look like using the words: size, big, small, long, short, sides, corners.  At home you could use cardboard to make printing shapes and a tray with paint on.  We look forward to seeing what you design.


In line with our theme, we will also looking at the rhyme 'Leopards have lots of Spots / Tigers have stripes. Can you listen and join in when you feel more confident.  Could you use different movements for spots and stripes? e.g. sliding your legs for stripes and jumping / hopping for spots.



Communication Language and Literacy and Physical Development

Show children a range of different patterns eg spots, stripes, zig zags. This may be on books, wallpaper, wrapping paper, designs on home furniture or by looking back at the book My Mum and Dad make me laugh.  Can they say their name in a sentence and explain what their favourite pattern is?  Can they record it and send it to  My name is ________ . I like ___________.

Using whatever resources you have at home the children could draw patterns using pencils, chalk, felt tips, paint, using their fingers in a tray of sand or rice. Encourage them to use their crocodile fingers and hold their resource nearer the bottom.  What patterns can they make?  If you have scissors, maybe the children could cut along spots, stripes, zigzags and cut around spots uou draw on paper. See this example below.

Please send pictures to us on so we can see all the exciting things you are doing at home.  We look forward to seeing you back in Nursery very shortly.

The Nursery Team