01 Feb Nursery Remote Learning – w/c 01.02.21
Monday 1st February to Friday 5th 2021
A short catch-up for grown-ups – this week we are thinking about sequencing. We will be listening to stories which help us think about events in a sequence and exploring activities that help us to recall events. You can help at home by talking about when things happen (after breakfast, before lunch, in two more sleeps) and by including children in planning or choosing what to do next during the day.
We have noticed (via Evidence Me) that some children have been showing an interest in maps, so we have tried to include this area of interest this week. Don’t worry if your child is not at all interested in maps, there are lots of other ideas to explore!
Please, dip in and out of “tasks”, pick and mix what seems to interest your child most. In the real (rather than virtual world) we would be maintaining a slower pace and expanding projects based on our observations of what really interested individual learners or groups of learners.
Please re-visit, repeat, and expand the experiences your child has really enjoyed. Watch favourite videos over and over, repetition is the key to successful learning in the early years. Never feel you are doing the wrong thing by playing the raisin game for the 49th time, small children do this because they know how important it is to consolidate their learning- so go with it!
It remains a challenge, for a nursery team committed to following children’s individual interests in the planning process, to respond in the way we would like to children’s emerging ideas and interests virtually, but we will try, so please upload as much as you can to Evidence Me.
Please don’t forget to catch our latest story videos on this link:
Click here to listen to Theresa reading Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne:
Can you remember which animal took the banana at the beginning of the story?
Can you remember which fruit the giraffe took with his long black tongue?
Why did Handa get such a big surprise at the end of the story?
Listen to Handa and Akeyo’s next adventure when Handa’s grandma’s hen, Mondi, goes missing.
Imagine one of your toys went missing. Draw a map showing all the places they had been before you found them. Can you show someone where your toy went? What route? Where did you finally find them?
Maps don’t always have to be just pictures. Click on this link to see Katy make a simple 3D map with things you might have around your house:
Click on this link to see Naz play “Kim’s Game”. This is a great opportunity to challenge your memory:
Can you name all the objects?
Can you remember which object Naz hid first?
What were the last two objects Naz took from her tray?
Find five everyday objects around your house and something to cover them over. Challenge someone in your house to play “Kim’s Game”. Were they good at guessing? Did you give them any clues? Can you add more objects?
This week we are looking at experiments involving balloons. We have been inspired by local scientists.
Alia is a scientist who captured all the air from her vinegar and bicarbonate of soda volcano in a balloon.
Isabel and Dylan are scientists who experimented with balloons and string, making the balloon travel from one end of the garden to the other.
Look below to see 4 possible balloon experiments:
We hope you enjoyed the Big Garden Birdwatch at the weekend. As promised, this is Bounds Green’s very own “twitcher” Marcus Read.
Record 20 minutes of sound on a mobile phone, or simply stand still for 20 seconds and listen to all the sounds you can hear around you.
You might want to stop in different places or listen during your daily walk. Can you stop for a minute, open your windows at home, sit and listen.
Can you hear people? Do you think they are old or young? Cheerful or grumpy?
Can you hear vehicles? What types of vehicles can you hear?
Can you hear music? Can you tell if the voices are near to you or coming from a long way away?
Click here to see Katy’s latest nature walk where she stops for 20 seconds to listen:
What sounds can you hear? (sometimes it helps to close your eyes)
Did you spot the green parakeet fly over Katy’s head? (look out at minute 1.37)
Marcus recorded his video in Bluebell Woods, it is near to school, if you would like to visit.
Click here to hear Katy sing four new favourite nursery songs. Don’t forget to upload all your singing and dancing to Evidence Me.
Click here to see this week’s maths problem. Can you guess who will get to the winners star first?
Use chalk outside to make a simple track and use your die to play.
You can also make track games inside using paper and pens. You might want to add some challenges if you land on certain squares. You can use any small object (blocks, play people, mini-animals figures, coins) as counters on your track, or you might want to design characters for your game (animals, robots, footballers).
Learning the sequence of a story is an important skill, click here to watch Katy retell the classic story The Great Big Enormous Turnip:
Use toys (or real people in your family) to act out the story. Can you remember who tried to pick the turnip first? Who came next? Who was third to join? Who was fourth? Who was fifth? Who finally helped to pick the turnip?
Handa picked some delicious fruits for her friend Akeyo. What fruits do you like to eat?
Can you tell a grown up what you favourite fruit tastes like? Could you try a new type of fruit to eat this week?
Click hear to watch Theresa make a Handa’s Surprise Fruit Salad:
Can you remember all the different types of fruit Theresa put in?
What fruits would you use for your own fruit salad?
Grumpy Bear has made a simple fruit snack for Katy. Make a fruit snack for someone in your house.
Can you arrange it in an interesting way?
Did your special arrangement make the person want to eat it?
Click on this link for some more ideas:
Grumpy Bear and Owl have been painting pictures of fruit.
Many famous artists have painted Still Life pictures of fruit.
Click on this short powerpoint to see some different artist’s paintings.
After you have seen all the paintings, press pause on the powerpoint when you find the painting that you like best.
Can you tell a grown-up why that is your favourite?
Ask someone in your family which painting is their favourite and why?
Click on this link to Learn a new song called “Ankle tum had a chest, chest, chest”
Can you follow along with Katy?
Can you learn the words and the right moves in the right order?