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Elm Class

 
  Welcome to Elm Class!  
Mrs Mynett is our Senior Nursery Nurse and Mrs Jaques is our Teaching Assistant.

Please see below your home learning tasks for week beginning

Monday 13th July 2020

 

Welcome to a new week:

 

Week

14

Maths

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

Day 1

Counting – Drop it and count

Using small blocks/items and a container, close your eyes and listen to the blocks/items as they drop into the container. Count how many you can hear dropping. Drop the blocks/items slowly at first so that you can hear them as they hit the bottom of the container. Then as time goes by see if you can count faster as the blocks/items drop faster

 

Day

2

Number – How many numbers can you recognise?

Using a pack of number cards 0-20 0-30 0-40 0-50 and above see if you can recall the number names independently.

Good luck!

 

Day

3

Sorting – Messy book shelves.

Can you sort all the books you have on order of size starting with the tallest and working towards the shortest, see if you can think of any different size names for example: biggest – smallest.

 

Day

4

 Shapes – Blind shapes

Closing your eyes, can you feel a 3D shape and name it. Make sure that you have a good feel around the shape remembering all the 3D shape names that you already know.

 

Day

5

Patterns – Mixed up patterns.

Using red, blue, yellow and green items, see if you can build patterns that are more difficult. For example: 3 – red, 2 – blue, 1 – yellow and 4 – green. Ten repeat this as many times you can without going wrong. GOOD LUCK!

 

 

 

Phonics

 

Day

1

Initial sound match.

You can log on to the web site above or using your own letter sound cards, two separate packs place the cards onto the table/floor. Turn a card at the top over and see if you can match the letter sound form the second pack.

Day

2

Fish bowl.

Make some fish, one for each letter sound of the alphabet. Put the fish into a bowl and pretend you are fishing. Choose a fish from the bowl one at a time and think of a word that begins with that sound.

Day

3

Sky writer

Think of a letter sound and have a go at shy writing it. Use your finger in the air and make the shape of the sound you are thinking of. See if your family can guess what letter sound you are writing.

Day

4

Listen and match

Using a set of alphabet sounds (26) and ask a member of your family to give you a clue of an object. Can you match the letter sound to the object. For example: It boils water and plugs in but gets very hot – a kettle. K for kettle, then find the letter sound.

Day 5

Your choice

Wow, you have worked so hard with your phonics over all this time! It is now your choice to choose the phonics game that you have enjoyed the most. Enjoy you last phonics in nursery and well done for all you have done. I am so proud of you.

 

 

Please see below your home learning tasks for week beginning

Monday 29th June 2020

 

Welcome to a new week:

 

 

Week

12

Maths

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

Day 1

Counting – Smack it.

Place numbers on the floor. Roll a dice on the floor and find the correct number. This can be done using two dice and adding/counting the amount of dots and then finding the number. You will need to use higher numbers for this.

 

Day

2

Number recognition – Number Hunt.

Fill a piece of paper with numbers making sure you have 3 of every number. Think of a number and circle every one of that number on your paper. Keep doing this until your paper is complete.

 

Day

3

Sorting – Healthy foods.

Collect pictures of healthy foods or use plastic play foods and sort them into two groups according to whether they are healthy or not so healthy.

 

Day

4

 3D shapes – Can you find a selection of 3D shapes? See if you can build a structure using the 3D shapes but always making sure you stay safe.

 

Day

5

Patterns – building a 3 colour pattern.

Can you build a 3 x 3 pattern? For example - red, yellow, green then repeat this as far as you can. Well done for having a go!

 

Writing Activity:

Trace over a picture using tracing paper or greaseproof paper using your pencil with a tripod finger grip (two fingers and a thumb) showing a super pencil control as you follow the picture lines.
 

 

Phonics

Day

1

Sound starter – Short and long letter sounds.

Choose a letter sound. Say it and decide if it is a short or long letter sound.

Here is the online game:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1/sound-starters

Day

2

Picnic on Pluto

Make 2 aliens one yellow and one blue. Obb is the yellow alien who eats fake words and Bob is the blue alien who eats real words. Sound out and blend words and decide if they are real of fake giving the words to the correct alien.

This is the online game:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto

Day

3

Pick a picture

Collect pictures which are cvc words. For example – sun, bag, car, bus etc. These could be dog, cup, sun, pot, cat, hat etc. Write these words on individual cards and ask your child to sound out the word and match the word to the picture.

This is the online game:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/pick-a-picture

Day

4

Ladybird Lander.

Using ladybird pictures one for each letter sound (26). Ask your child if they can select a ladybird and build up a word. Example – a, p, b. – bap.

Here is the online game:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html

Day 5

Buried Treasure.

Make a rubbish bin picture and a treasure chest picture. Draw golden coins some with a cvc words and some with nonsense words. Ask your child to build up the word, if it is a readable word it is treasure. If a nonsense word it is to be place in the bin.

Here is the online game:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure

 

Please see below your home learning tasks for week beginning

Monday 22nd June 2020

Please can everyone try to do:

  • A daily phonics activity
  • A daily maths activity
  • One writing activity a week
  • To complete one challenge a day.

All parents are invited to send photos and descriptions to 2Simple to inform their child’s profiles. Some parents are struggling with the inbox@2buildaprofile.com email address so please find the last emailed profile that you received and reply to that for more success. Alternatively you can share what your child has done by emailing earlyyears@heathcote.staffs.sch.uk

 

Please look underneath to see an additional topic area to discuss the importance of Black Lives Matter and equality. 

The Rainbow Challenges:


 

 

Week

11

Maths

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

Day 1

Counting

Write numbers on clothes pegs 0-10, 0-20 or 0-30. Write a number line missing some numbers out. Using the clothes pegs add the correct numbers into your number line to complete correctly.

If clothes pegs are not available, you can use pieces of card or paper.

 

Day 2

Number recognition

Make a cardboard wheel and divide into sections of 1-10, 1-20, 1-30. Choose a number from a pre-made pack, spin your wheel to see if you can match the numbers.

 

Day 3

Sorting

Cut out a picture of a flower and divide it into sections, petals, stem, leaf and see if you can sort the pieces building the flower back together again. This can be easy to start and begin or tricky according to the picture used.

 

Day 4

2D/3D shapes

Can you find any 3D cylinder shapes? Look inside the house or outside in the garden making a note of what you have found. Count the items you have found making a 3D cylinder list.

 

 

Day 5

Building patterns

Can you build/draw a 2 colour pattern for example: blue/yellow blue/yellow? See how tall/long you can build/draw your pattern. You can use building blocks or crayons etc.

Writing Activity:

Trace over a picture using tracing paper or greaseproof paper using your pencil with a tripod finger grip (two fingers and a thumb) showing a super pencil control as you follow the picture lines.
 

Day

1

Hop and jump.

Write letter sounds onto the ground outside or use alphabet cards inside placed on the floor. Shout out a letter sound and hop/jump onto the correct sound. Can you think of a word that begins with that letter sound?

Day

2

Letter races.

Using a magnetic board and letters place the board far away from you. Shout out a sound and using the magnetic letters see how fast you can find the correct letter and place it onto the board.

Day

3

Matching rhymes.

Write/draw two lists of words/pictures that rhyme. For example, pet-net, sun-bun. Cut the words/pictures up and see if you can match the rhyming words/pictures together saying what you see.

Day

4

Ice-cream cones.

Draw ice-cream cones and write the same letter sounds on the cone and the ice-cream top. Cut them in half and mix them up. See if you can piece them back together again saying out loud the letters you have completed.

Day 5

Rhyming safari.

Choosing animal names tap out the syllables for example: 4 taps for rhinoceros, 1 tap for snake, 2 taps for rabbit etc.

 

Black Lives Matter

A lot of important things are happening in the world at the moment and your child may have some questions. Please use these resources as a talking point if you would like to explore this with your child or if they are asking any questions that you are finding tricky to answer.

https://www.weareteachers.com/anti-racism-videos/?utm_content=1591732747&utm_medium=social&utm_source=faceb


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