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WELCOME BACK to the Summer Term

 

Please click here or read below for some suggested activities for your child to do for Week 3 and Week 4 of this term.

Please click here or read below for some suggested activities for your child to do for Week 1 and Week 2 of this term.

Please click here for Term 5 Newsletter.

Once you have completed the activities we would love to see your pictures/videos on Tapestry.

Listen to Miss Nicholl’s reading ‘Aliens have Underpants by Claire Freedman’ and then why not click on the link below to Hartley Staff READ ALOUDS to listen to other staff reading their favourite books.

 

Hartley Staff READ ALOUDS

Home learning for term 5 (weeks 1 & 2)

Phonics

Shakers – partially fill clear plastic bottles with noisy materials (e.g. rice, peas, pebbles, marbles, shells, coins). Child to guess
what’s inside the shaker and to describe the sound it makes. Encourage the children to talk about them; asking questions such as:
Where might we find shells and pebbles? To extend this, you can hide different objects in the materials (e.g pencil, crayon, lego
brick, peg) and ask the children to guess what they can see.

Favourite rhymes – gather a selection of toys that represent nursery rhymes; e.g spider – incy wincy spider; lion – Leo the lion; star- twinkle twinkle, etc. If you do not have objects you can draw them or print them. Perhaps encourage your child to draw their own pictures. Place all the objects in a bag; taking it in turns to select an object from the bag and then sing together the chosen rhyme. If you are unsure of any songs/lyrics please ask.

Sound chain – taking it in turns to create a different sound using your mouth and then copying each other’s sound. Sounds could be ‘eeeeeeeee’ ‘shhhhhhhhh’ clucking of the tongue, ‘tttttttt’, hand clapping over the mouth, finger in the check pop. Can you make a pattern of sounds to copy?

As a reminder here are some useful websites to help promote phonics development. Your child will be familiar with some of the
games. Phonics Play has set up free access for parents.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk  – username: march20 password: home
www.phonicsbloom.com

Please only do Phase 1 activities. For those children who are confident with blending sounds can try Phase 2

We’d love to see your adventures when completing your activities, please upload

 

 

 

 



SPRING TERM: TERM 4

Phonics

What’s in the box game – place a selection of toys, household items in a covered box and describe each object for your child to guess. This has a song ‘what’s in the box, what’s in the box, can you guess what’s in the box?’

Listening walk – Listen outside to the different sounds you can hear.

Stories – please continue to read stories with your child daily. Asking them questions about the story will help to develop their memory skills and language. Perhaps they could read the story to you by describing the pictures they can see; can they guess what will happen next?

Here are some useful websites to help promote phonics development. Your child will be familiar with some of the games. Phonics Play has set up free access for parents.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk username: march20 password: home
www.phonicsbloom.com

Please only do Phase 1 activities. For those children who are confident with sounds and blending words can try Phase 2.

Natural world

Bug hunting – what bugs and insects can you find in your garden or at the park. Encourage further learning by talking about how the bugs survive, what they eat etc.

Den building – this can be done inside or outside. How big can you make your den?

Volcano experiment – you will need an empty bottle, washing up liquid, baking soda and vinegar. There are many videos on youtube explaining how to make it. Your child may even remember how we made it in nursery last term.

Maths

Sizing and categorising – select different objects or make towers with bricks – can you put them into size order.

Shape and colour hunting – can you find and group together objects of the same shape or colour.

Number recognition – can you find numbers around the home. Can you add one more number?

We use Top Marks regularly to develop maths learning. There’s lots of free games
under ‘Early Years’ – www.topmarks.co.uk

Craft

Junk modelling – what can you make using various cartons, boxes and bottles?

Drawing and painting – please continue to encourage mark making to develop pencil control.

Playdough – 8 tablespoons of flour, 60ml of water, 2 tablespoons of salt & 1 tablespoon of oil. You might need to add more water or flour as needed and you can also add glitter, paint/food colouring, scents/herbs for different textures. If you keep it in a secure box it will last for a few days.

Fine motor development

Threading spaghetti – stand the spaghetti on some playdough; can they thread pasta or cheerios on it.

Cutting different textures – card, paper, foil to develop scissor skills

Peg the socks – can they put the pegs onto socks

Dancing

Every morning we do a dance in nursery to a variety of songs on youtube. Your child will be very familiar with these ones:

Shake your sillies out
Wake up shake up
Minion zumba
Move and freeze (learning station)

Twinkl is a great resource with lots of free activities www.twinkl.com
Science Sparks have a free ebook with activities www.science-sparks.com

 

 



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