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WB 30.11.20

 

Hi there! If you are isolating, we hope you are keeping well! Here are some activities to keep you busy at home.

 

This week we are going to be enjoying the story of Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper. You can listen to the story by clicking on this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDax5kx2-Ks&safe=active

 

The animals in the story played an instrument. Can you make your own instrument? You could make a shaker, a guitar, a drum? You could even watch some clips of banjo’s and bagpipes being played on youtube.

 

 

 

I have attached some mask templates below. You could make a cat, squirrel or duck. With the squirrel template you will need to scroll down and only print the squirrel. With the duck, you only need to print the first page!

 

Why don’t you have a go at making some soup. You might have some veggies in your fridge that you could use. I have attached a recipe for pumpkin soup below.

 

In maths this week we are looking for shapes in the environment. Choose a circle – Can you find 5 things that are a circle shape?

Repeat with triangle, square and rectangle

You could even take some photos of the things you find.

 

 

 

We are also singing lots of different rhymes why not sing…

Humpty Dumpty Sat on a wall

Baa baa black sheep

The Grand Old Duke of York

Hickory Dickory Dock

Miss Polly had a Dolly

 

I hope you have lots of fun. Any questions or if you would like to share with us what you have been doing, email me on nursery@horncastleprimary.co.uk

 

Love Mrs Craigs

 

 

 

 

WB 23.11.20

If you are isolating, we hope you are keeping well. Here are some activities to keep you busy this week!!

 

We will listening to the story of Supertato - Veggies Assemble. You can listen to the story on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3SymlvibCM

 

 

Can you make an Evil Pea out of a paper plate or a round piece of card?

 

 

 

 

Let’s pretend you are the Evil Pea! You are going to freeze some veggies. Ask a grown up for a carrot or another veggie they don’t need. Pop it into a plastic container and fill it with water. Now put it in the freezer. Once it has frozen solid, pretend you are Supertato. Can you rescue the carrots from the ice?

 

Use some veggies and a potato to pretend to be Supertato. You can draw faces on them to look like the characters in the story and act out stories with them.

 

In maths we are looking at amounts that are the same. Can you make 2 fields for your animals. Put 3 in one field. Can you ask a grown up to put some animals in the other field. Are they the same? If not, can you make them the same?

 

Now have some fun with some raisins. You need to play this with a grown up. Ask a grown up to put a small amount of raisins onto a plate. Can you put the same amount onto your plate? Now swap over, you put a small amount of raisins onto your plate, can they put the same amount onto their plate? Were they right?

 

Let’s see if we can make a rainstorm!!

  • Rub hands together – the wind in the leaves of the trees.
  • Clicking fingers or finger claps – soft rain, gradually speeding up as the rain gets heavier.
  • Hands tapping thighs – gradually becoming louder and faster as the rain becomes even heavier.
  • Jumping or stamping – the thunder arrives.
  • Hands tapping thighs – heavy rain.
  • Clicking fingers or finger claps- the rain becomes slower and lighter.
  • Rub hands together – the wind through the trees as the storm passes.

 

We are learning the song Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

 

Click on the link and see if you can join in with the singing and actions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtRgy-8Q0SE

 

Finally, have some fun with some body percussion patterns. Make a simple repetitive pattern for your child to copy e.g. clap hands, slap thighs, clap hands. Keep doing this pattern together for a few minutes until your child is confident

 

Repeat with a different pattern e.g. click fingers, touch nose, click fingers

  • Roly poly arms, jump up and down, roly poly arms

 

We would love to hear how you are getting on or if you need any help. You can email me your pictures, questions etc to nursery@horncastleprimary.co.uk

 

Love Mrs Craigs x

 

 

WB 15.11.20

I hope if you are isolating you are well? Here are some activities to keep you busy at home!

 

We are listening to the story Supertato in the Valley of Doom. You can also listen to the story if you click on the link…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIMb5oa370o

 

Can you draw or paint a picture of Supertato or the Evil Pea. Draw a big circle first and then add the detail of arms, legs and eyes etc.

 

You could make yourself into a Super Hero like Supertato. You might have a costume in your dressing up clothes? Or you could make your own. There is a link below for a mask template that you could cut out and decorate. You could make a cape using a bin bag. Ask an  adult to cut it open first.

 

Now we have read Supertato, we know that Peas are frozen for a reason! Do you have peas in your freezer? Make a trap to catch the Evil Pea, just in case!!

 

We are singing lots of different action songs in phonics this week.

You can join in with some action songs if you click on the links below…

Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuqvGiZi0qg

One Little Finger – hn ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBVqcTEC3zQ

If you’re happy and you know it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4WNrvVjiTw

 

Sleeping Bunnies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY4joIoPf80

 

In Maths this week, we are practising counting steps, jumps, hops etc.

Can you count as you walk up the stairs

Set up 10 stepping stones (cushions, paper circles, pieces of material) Count along as you step on each one

 

Can you count to 10 in different voices (loud, quiet, squeaky etc) Clap your hands as you count

 

I hope you have lots of fun! Let us know if you need any help or would like to show us what you have been up to. You can email me on nursery@horncastleprimary.co.uk

 

See you soon

Mrs Craigs

 

 

 

WB 9.11.20

 

If you are isolating we hope you are keeping busy and staying well. Here are some activities to do at home…

 

We are enjoying the story of The Little Old Lady and the Big Red Pumpkin. You can click on the link to hear the story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nN4n5iv5fE

 

Can you paint or draw a picture of some of the characters from the story? Maybe the bear or the tiger or the big red pumpkin?

 

In the story, the old lady rolled down the path in her pumpkin. Do you have any toys that roll? Which do you think will roll the furthest? First look for a large book or plank of wood that would make a good slope. Now find some toys to test. Finally test them out. We would love to find out which rolls the best?

 

In maths we are going to organise a tea party for 3 different sized bears. Can you find 3 different sized teddies, plates and food and then organise the picnic. Which plate and food would you give to the biggest / smallest bear etc

 

Now have some fun building different sized towers. Have a competition with your adult to see who can build the tallest tower. You can use anything to build a tower!

 

Do you know the nursery rhyme Baa Baa Black sheep? Find or make an instrument (shaker / drum) and tap out the beat to the rhyme as you sing. You could even change the words to the song by changing the animal e.g. Woof woof brown dog have you got a bone!

 

If you have any questions or would like to share with us what you have been doing at home, please email me at nursery@horncastleprimary.co.uk

 

 

 

 

WB 2.11.20

 

I hope that if you are isolating, you are ok. Here are some activities to keep you busy whilst at home this week! If you have any questions or would like to share with us what you have been doing at home, please email me at nursery@horncastleprimary.co.uk

 

The story we are listening to at school this week is called The Little Old Lady and the Red Pumpkin. You can hear this story on YouTube if you click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nN4n5iv5fE

 

You could use some of your toys to retell the story of The Little Old Lady and the Red Pumpkin.

 

We are exploring the different sounds made by percussion instruments. Talk about the different sounds made by some of your instruments. Can you think of a word to describe each sound? (If you don’t have any instruments, you could make some by filling empty pots and bottles with rice or pasta and hitting empty tins with spoons).

 

Ask a grown up to make up a simple rhythm with one of the instruments. (One or two beats). Can you copy the rhythm? You can then swap over and make a rhythm for the adult to copy. Continue this making the rhythm more difficult each time!

 

Hide the instruments behind a screen or a large book. Can you guess which instrument is being played?

 

Sing Hickory Dickory Dock and play your favourite percussion instrument along to the beat of the song.

 

In mathematics we are going to be busy sorting different objects and talking about how many we have. Can you help a grown up sort and match some mixed up pairs of socks. Once they have been sorted you can count together how many socks and how many pairs altogether.

 

Find 4 or 5 different lids (bottle, pringles, plastic containers). Draw around these lids on 1 piece of paper. Ask a grown up to hide the lids around the house. Now go and have a look for them. Once you have found them all, match them to their silhouette.

Have a look in your garden for some fallen leaves. Collect as many different shapes as you can. Now see if you can sort them into different types. You could even find out the names of the tree that the leaves came from.

 

I hope you enjoy these activities!

 

Love Mrs Craigs

 

 

 

WB 19.10.20

 

This week we are enjoying the story of Supertato. If you click on the link below you can hear the story being read on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlaMeNmTG6c Supertato

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIMb5oa370o Supertato Veggies in the Valley of Doom

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIeAHK-5m6E Supertato – Run Veggies Run

 

Can you make your own superhero veggies using some veggies from the fridge? Maybe you can make up a little story about your superhero veggies. Ask a grown up to write it down. We would love to hear it. You could email it to the email address below.

 

Let’s see if you can draw or paint a picture of Supertato.

 

In Maths this week we are looking at things that are the same. Do you have any toys that are the same colour, same shape. How could you sort them out?

 

Below is a link to some domino cards that you could print out. Ask a grown up to cut them out and you could match the amounts that are the same and play dominoes. (Reduce the size when printing as they print out A4 size!!)

Finally we will be having fun singing different nursery rhymes. Use some instruments or make your own instruments to tap out the beat of the nursery rhyme as you sing. You could even make up some new words for your favourite nursery rhyme e.g. the wheels on the tractor instead of the wheels on the bus!!

 

If you have any questions or would like to share with us what you have been doing, please email us at nursery@horncastleprimary.co.uk

 

Mrs Craigs

 

 

 

 

 

WB 12.10 20

 

This week we will be enjoying the story of the Gingerbread Man. You can click on the link and enjoy the story too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0uV6nWxO-w

 

Can you draw / paint or make a picture of the Gingerbread Man. We would love to see a finished picture!

 

You could bake your own gingerbread man. There is a link to a recipe below.

 

Have some fun with some nursery rhymes and add some sound effects to them. Sing Humpty Dumpty  and see what you can find around your house to make the sound of Humpty falling off the wall and all the Kings Horses and all the Kings Men coming to the rescue. You can also try this with Hickory Dickory Dock!

 

Explore making some shakers. Find a small empty bottle and some rice or pasta, dried peas, pulses, coins etc Put a small amount in the bottom and see if you can make a loud and quiet sound. You could even make several shakers and see which filling makes the loudest / quietest sound.

 

 

 

 

Here is a number rhyme you can learn. You can use your fingers to be the birds!

 

5 Little Birds.

One little, two little, three little, four little, five little birds so small

One little, two little, three little, four little, five little birds on the wall.

Kitty cat came from a nearby bush… MEOW!

Gave the garden gate a little push… SQUEAK!

And one little, two little three little four little five little birds went WHOOSH!

 

Finally a fun game to finish with. Find 4 small plastic bowls and turn them over and hide 1, 3 or 4 small toys underneath. Move the bowls upside down along the table. Can you guess which bowl has 1 toy underneath it?

Enjoy these activities and if you have any questions or would like to show us what you have been up to, please email me on nursery@horncastleprimary.co.uk

 

Love Mrs Craigs x

 

 

 

 

WB 5.10.20

 

Listen to the story of the Enormous Turnip (see link below). Can you guess what might happen next? Do you have anything really enormous like the turnip in your house? Can you lift it? Do you need someone in your house to help you?

 

Have a look around your house and see if you can find any numbers? What does that number tell us? You could even take some photos of the numbers. Do you recognise any of the numbers?

 

Do you have a number on your house? Ask a grown up to show you where is it and what number is is?

 

Ask a grown up if you can have a potato and a potato peeler. Can you use the peeler to peel the potato? What could you do with the potato now? Here are some ideas…

Cook some potato wedges in the oven

Make some mash potato

Do some potato printing

You could email us some photos of what you did.

 

We have been singing lots of nursery rhymes at school. Here are some you could practise at home

Old MacDonald had a farm

Baa baa black sheep

Row row row your boat

 

Click on the link and see if you can guess what is making the noise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbxFOxz9c1g&safe=active

 

Have fun and if you have any questions or would like to share with us your learning, please email it to nursery@horncastleprimary.co.uk  

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Autumn Term 1  

We have some super learning planned for you!

Please get in touch if you have any questions, want to show us your work or even would just like to say hello at our email address : nursery@horncastleprimary.co.uk.

 

 Mrs Craigs 

 

Have a look in your garden and see if any leaves have fallen off your trees. What colour have they turned? Can you collect some red leaves, yellow leaves and brown leaves and see if you can stick all the ones that are the same colour onto one sheet of paper.

 

How many leaves can you find?

 

Could you turn one of your leaf into a person? Find something that you could use for its eyes, nose and mouth.

 

Can you find any other autumn treasures in your garden? Maybe you could arrange them to make a picture of take a photo of what you have found?

 

While you are out in your garden – stand very still and see what you can hear? Talk about whether they are loud or quiet sound and think of a word for the noise e.g. siren - nee naw

 

Watch the cbeebies clip about autumn 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/nelly-and-nora-autumn

 

Enjoy the story Peace at last

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01ry2b3/cbeebies-bedtime-stories-344-damian-lewis-peace-at-last

Can you find any things around your house that makes noises?

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 17th July

Hi there everyone! I hope you have enjoyed the story ‘The 3 Little Pigs’ this week!

 

Today’s challenges

Just in case the Big Bad Wolf ever comes back, could you make a wolf trap? Use some of your construction sets or junk boxes and see if you can make a trap. How does it work? What should we do with the Big Bad Wolf when we have caught him?

 

In our story, the Pig rolled down a hill in a barrel to avoid the Wolf. A barrel is a cylinder shape. Can you find some objects that might be good at rolling down a hill and some objects that night not be good at rolling down a hill? Use a plank of wood or a large book to make a hill and test your objects to see if they roll or not. Which shape worked the best? Why do you think that?

 

There is a song called Huff Puff which you can learn to sing. I have attached the words in a photo below and they are sung to the Hokey Cokey!

 

Remember, have fun, be kind and helpful! I’d love to see and hear how you get on at Nursery@horncastleprimary.co.uk

You can also contact me on this email if you have any questions or concerns.

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Craigs x

 

Thursday 16th July

Hi there everyone! Keep sending in your super pictures! I love seeing what you have being learning and creating at home!

 

Today’s challenges

Go to Education City and you will find a folder called sounds. Inside this folder, there are a couple of games to practise listening for sounds. If you need help with your log in, then please email me.

 

After the pigs got rid of the Big Bad Wolf, they all decided to live together. However, they needed a bigger house. Can you use your bricks or Lego to build the pigs a bigger house?

 

Which is your favourite character from the story? You could make a mask of that character. Using the sheets below, print out the mask (or draw a mask if you don’t have a printer). You can use collage, paint or coloured pens to decorate the mask (try to use the right colour). Cut out your mask and ask a grown-up to help you with the eyes. You can tie elastic or string onto the mask so you can wear it.

 

Remember, have fun, be kind and helpful! I’d love to see and hear how you get on at Nursery@horncastleprimary.co.uk

You can also contact me on this email if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Mrs Craigs x

 

Mask Template

Wednesday 15th July

Good morning everyone! Did you enjoy bowling yesterday? Did you get any strikes? I loved seeing you making your straw house for your Little Pig! Did you manage to blow it down?

 

Today’s challenges

Paint or draw a picture of the Big Bad Wolf or one of the 3 Little Pigs. Can you use the right colours? You might even be able to sound out pig or wolf.

 

Have a walk outside and look at your house. Talk about all the different parts you can see. Now can you see anything that is a square shape? A circle? A rectangle? A triangle? What about a hexagon?

 

The third Little Pig built a house of bricks. Using some toy bricks (lego, wooden blocks) build a house for your toy pig. Now let’s pretend a hairdryer is the Big Bad Wolf. What do you think will happen to your house when the hairdryer is switched on? Test it out and see if you are right!!

 

Remember, have fun, be kind and helpful! I’d love to see and hear how you get on at Nursery@horncastleprimary.co.uk

You can also contact me on this email if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Mrs Craigs x

 

Tuesday 14th July

Hi there everyone! Did you listening to ‘The Three Little Pigs’? The Big Bad Wolf was not very kind to the Little Pigs was he?

 

Today’s challenges

Let’s see if we can make some stick puppets of the character from the story. Print out the sheet below and carefully cut out the characters (if you don’t have a printer, then draw your own). Colour them in and see if you can colour them in the right colours. Join them to a stick using tape. Now you can have some fun retelling the story of the 3 Little Pigs.

Stick Puppets

Have some fun bowling! You can make your own skittles (see picture below) or use some skittles that you might have at home. Each time can you say how many you have knocked down and how many are left over? You might even be able to write down your score.

 

The second Little Pig built a house of sticks. Collect some sticks and arrange them into a house for your toy pig. Now let’s pretend a hairdryer is the Big Bad Wolf. What do you think will happen to your house when the hairdryer is switched on? Test it out and see if you are right!!

 

Remember, have fun, be kind and helpful! I’d love to see and hear how you get on at Nursery@horncastleprimary.co.uk

You can also contact me on this email if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Mrs Craigs x

 

Monday 13th July

Hi there everyone! How are you doing today? I hope you had a lovely weekend!

 

Today’s challenges

This week, many of our activities will be based around the story of ‘The 3 Little Pigs’. Click on the link to hear the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDYfnfUuD00&safe=active

 

Let’s have a game of hide and seek! If the hiding people pretend they are the Little Pigs and the seeker is the Big Bad Wolf. Count to 20 to give everyone enough time and then the Big Bad Wold can find the Little Pigs! Can you say where you found the pigs e.g. behind the…, next to the…, under the…

 

The first Little Pig built a house of straw. Using straw, hay or long grass, see if you can arrange the grass into a house for a toy pig. Now let’s pretend a hairdryer is the Big Bad Wolf. What do you think will happen to your house when the hairdryer is switched on? Test it out and see if you are right!!

 

Have fun, be kind and helpful! I’d love to see and hear how you get on at Nursery@horncastleprimary.co.uk

You can also contact me on this email if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Mrs Craigs x

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