01 Mar Nursery Remote Learning – w.c 01.03.21
Nursery Remote Learning – Monday 1st to Friday 5th March 2020
A huge thank you to children and families who have all worked so hard and learnt so much during this lockdown period.
We can see from all the pictures and comments on Evidence Me that you have been engaging in so much of our home learning and the walls in nursery are full of photographs, celebrating all your home learning experiences.
We cannot wait to welcome everyone back during the week beginning the 8th of March and we will do everything we can to make sure children settle back into nursery life.
For this final week, we have chosen to share Halibut Jackson by David Lucas. The story centres on Halibut Jackson, a character who is shy but who gains in confidence over the course of the story. Your child might be feeling apprehensive about renewing friendships and returning to nursery after a period at home. We felt this book might offer a chance to discuss these feelings, as well as, to stimulate lots of exciting work around colour/pattern following on from last week’s science experiments.
Click below to see to Katy read Halibut Jackson by David Lucas:
Can you find Halibut Jackson on each page?
Why do you think he had clothes that matched the wall, the flower beds, the fruit in the supermarket?
Stop the video on the picture of Halibut Jackson sitting in his armchair at home. What do you notice about the photograph of him on the table?
Stop the video and have a look at the pages that show him at the garden party. How do you think he was feeling when everyone noticed him?
Have you ever felt shy? Perhaps you have been to a party where you didn’t know many children or to a relatives house who you didn’t know very well.
How did you feel?
What did you do?
Did the feeling last long?
Did you play by yourself?
Halibut Jackson loved to be busy. He loved making clothes and decided to make clothes for his friends.
When you are back in nursery, what are you looking forward to doing?
Where do you want to play?
What new things have you learnt at home that you would like to tell the nursery grown-ups about?
Do you think you might feel a bit shy or are you looking forward to seeing different people?
Halibut Jackson makes amazing outfits. They can blend in or stand-out, in any crowd. Can you design an outfit?
Here are some pictures of his designs to help you.
You might want to tell a grown up what your outfit would be like and where you would wear it.
You could draw a picture or make your outfit; we would love to see a picture on Evidence Me or you might like to save your design and bring it into nursery to put on our working wall on your first day back.
There are lots of simple ways to make shapes and patterns outside using a brush and water.
Can you make some simple shapes and patterns in your garden, in the street outside your house or at the park?
Which was your favourite pattern or picture?
Click on this link to see Andy Goldsworthy, one of the artists who made an ice sculpture from last week, make patterns in two very unusual ways.
Take a look at Brogan’s pictures . She has been exploring different patterns she can find in her house.
Did you guess what the objects were?
Did you have other guesses?
Was it the colour, pattern or texture which helped you guess?
Take some close-up photographs of things with interesting patterns and shapes around your house (here are some examples) using a mobile phone.
Can you challenge someone in your family to guess what they are?
Can you give them some clues to help them guess? You might have to give them a clue about what room the object is in, or what you do with it.
Click here to see Katy’s final nature walk. This week it is all about tree climbing and balancing.
Can you identify some good climbing trees in your local park or woods?
Look at the shapes and sizes of your local trees.
Do you know the names of any of the trees?
Look at the trunks and branches.
Do you notice any changes to the twigs and branches as the sun has begun to shine?
Think about trees that would be good for beginner climbers, like this one
What trees would be more challenging as you grow in confidence?
Click here to see Max climb a really tall tree. He had to think carefully about which branches to choose and how to get back down safely.
We have a double bill of songs this week!
Click here to see Theresa sing some of your favourite rhymes and songs.
Click here to see Naz sing Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer
Ten Fat Sausages
One potato two potato
Can you make your own flying saucer to sing the song?
Can you make some song props for your favourite songs and rhymes?
If you haven’t had a chance to upload a song, rhyme or dance to Evidence Me, we would love to see them. Don’t forget to get everyone in your family involved.
Perhaps you have a lockdown favourite, a song or piece of music that really cheers you up or calms you down.
Click here to see this week’s science experiment, following on from last week’s experiments with colour mixing.
This week you will need some cooking oil, water, food colouring and an Alka-Seltza tablet.
Can you remember the names of the primary colours from last week?
What patterns did the food colouring make as the Alka-Seltza tablet fizzed?
Think about all the videos you have watched and experiments you have done at home.
Which did you enjoy the most?
Which ones would you like to try again in nursery?
What makes a good scientist? What do they do? What skills do they need?
Do all experiments work?
Is it good for scientists to make mistakes?
Click here to see Katy’s maths problem about area. Katy is challenging you to find out how many objects you can fit inside the space created when you draw around your hand.
You will need a pen and some paper to draw around your hand (or someone to help).
How many objects could you fit inside your hand-shape?
Could you challenge someone in your family to fit more?
Which objects did you choose and why?
We will be trying this out in nursery when we are together again.
I wonder if you could find different objects.
Could you draw around your feet?
What about your whole body?
Grumpy Bear and owl have been listening to the story of Halibut Jackson. They have collected together all the clothes in the house which have patterns. They have chosen their favourite patterns to wear to go on their daily walk.
Even Berty had to choose something with a pattern!
Collect together different items of clothing in your house with patterns.
Which patterns do you like best?
Which is the brightest?
Do some of the patterns help you blend in? Are they camouflage patterns?
Do they have pictures of your favourite characters from books or films?
Put together a patterned outfit. Perhaps it will be all stripes. Or all patterns of the same colour. Perhaps nothing matches.
Encourage your family to join in. Maybe all go on a brightly coloured patterned walk to the park. We would love to see pictures on Evidence Me.
Click here to see Brogan cooking scrambled eggs:
Don’t forget to send in your favourite recipes for our Heathrow Lockdown Cookery Book.