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W/C 20/04/20

Hi nursery children!

 

We hope you all had a great Easter holiday and you could enjoy lovely weather at least a bit.

 

During your first week back after the break, we will focus on GROWING. You could already hear Mrs Wilkes and Hailey reading a story of a very hungry caterpillar. It ate so much food that it became a big, fat caterpillar and then turned into a colourful butterfly!

We were wondering if you could check Mrs Wilkes’s caterpillars (https://www.claremontnottingham.co.uk/caterpillars/) and tell your grown-ups how they have changed? Have they turned into beautiful butterflies yet or maybe they are still in their cocoons?

 

Dear Parents/Carers!

 

We have added quite a few ideas and activities you can do with your children during this week. 

Please remember it is just to keep your small ones busy, and there is no pressure to complete them all! Have fun and stay safe!

 

Nursery Team

Do you remember what Mrs Szwej has found in her garden (https://www.claremontnottingham.co.uk/easter-holidays/)?

Yes, some eggs! Check what happened next!

Can you count the baby birds?

Still image for this video

Our story of the week is

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the beanstalk

Can you design a giant’s castle?

You can draw it, build it with blocks or make one from boxes!

A Giant's castle

A Giant's castle 1
A Giant's castle 2
A Giant's castle 3
A Giant's castle 4
A Giant's castle 5
A Giant's castle 6
Below you can find some more activities:

5 things of the week:

  1. Colour of the week: GREEN – Can you find something green? Do you know anything that is green?
  2. Language of the week: SPANISH Hola /ola/ Can you say it to greet everyone in your house?
  3. Shape of the week: CIRCLE – Can you show a circle with your hands? Can you find this shape in your house? Can you draw a circle?
  4. Number of the week: 5 – Can you count up to 5? Can you show 5 with your fingers? Can you jump/clap/stomp 5 times?
  5. Sound of the week: ‘i’ Can you find a word that starts with ‘i’?

5 Things of the Week

5 Things of the Week 1

Phonics:

  • Listen to environmental sounds and try to guess what you can hear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1m4h79JZso

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0Kp_J9kvNM

  • Try to provide a wide repertoire of songs and rhymes. Can you move rhythmically? Can you imitate movements in response to music?

You can find ‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes’ songs or lots of Just Dance clips for children on YouTube

  • Can your child follow the sound? An adult begins by producing a body percussion sound eg. clap your hands, pat your hand. Can the child repeat the sounds?
  • Extension:  
  1. Make it more complicated eg. clap, stomp, stomp, clap
  2. Make it slow/ make it fast – Can the child copy?

Maths

Sorting – ability to sort objects into groups based on their similarities and differences

Extension – A more difficult sorting activity would be sorting objects based on their function or the place we can find them eg. animals that live on the farm/ in the zoo.

Below you can find some sorting ideas.

Sorting

Sorting 1

Matching – ability to pair similar objects

Below you can find some matching ideas. Remember you can always use different things like socks or shape objects

Matching

Matching 1

REMEMBER WE LOVE HEARING FROM YOU

 

If you want to share the pictures with us, please send them to the email addresses below:

 

Marta.Szwej@claremont.nottingham.sch.uk

Aimee.wilkes@claremont.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Please note!!!

By sending us photos/pictures/videos of work or of your child you give us consent to put these on to the website. We will also be pairing this with a well done message containing your child's first name. If you do not wish for this to be put on the website please make this clear in your email or message to us. 

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