** ACCESS TO LEARNING DURING CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK **
We have complied an extensive bank of home learning activities for Nursery. All links and websites are free but you may need to create an account to log in. Children are to record their learning in exercise books sent home on Wednesday 18th March.
Links will be updated regularly and please see school Facebook page (Roby Park Primary School) and class Twitter page (@NurseryRobyPark) for further ideas, activities, challenges and competitions.
Department for Education
On 7th April 2020 Department for Education published a list of online education resources for home education.
CLICK HERE to see the list.
From Monday 20th April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of our website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.
CLICK HERE for more information, lessons and fun activities you can do at home.
The Oak National Academy
From Monday 20th April sequenced video lessons and curricular resources can be accessed to help with learning at home.
CLICK HERE for videos and resources
Children with SEND
CLICK HERE for advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
DAILY PHONICS VIDEOS
CLICK HERE for daily Letters and Sounds videos.
ROBY PARK SUGGESTIONS FOR HOME LEARNING
Ideas to help with transitioning to home learning:
- Make your own visual timetable like we have in the classroom and decide which activities you are going to do each day.
- Keep to a routine as best you can.
- Use lots of positive praise for completing tasks.
- Keep learning fun and exciting! Remember Early Years is all about learning through play.
Below are packs that can be used at home
Below are links and ideas to help with understanding the world:
- Using a bowl or tub create an iceberg. Chose a small toy or fruit and submerge it in water in your bowl. Place the bowl in the
freezer overnight to freeze. Once frozen, remove it from the bowl and place onto the floor outside. How can you get the fruit out? How can you melt the ice quickly? What happens if you add warm water or salt to the ice?
- Talk about how crops such as vegetables are grown on farms. Can you grow your own vegetables? Set up a ‘planting area’ outside or in your home. If outside, this could be done using a spot filled with compost. If inside, you could use a small plant pot or box. Plant vegetables and make sure you take care of them and watch how they grow!
- Use an ipad, camera or phone to take pictures of animals you can see in your garden or on your daily walk. You might have to look up high in the trees to spot some birds or squirrels. What animals did you find?
- Watch the powerpoint ‘going to the dentist’. Discuss the questions which come up.
- Salt Dough recipe
- Help to prepare and make your lunch each day. Use different tools to make your food. Explore spreading butter with a knife
or cutting soft foods safely.
Below are links and ideas to help with Personal, Social, Emotional Development
- Talk to an adult about things that make you happy, sad, excited, worried etc. What can we do to make ourselves happy
when we are sad? Who might we want to speak to? Talk about what adults at home and school can help you.
- Use a ball to play the sharing game. Bounce the ball outside 5 times. Make sure you count out loud! Once you’ve got to 5,
pass the ball to your family member so that they can have a go. Remember to keep taking it in turns.
- When you wake up in the morning, pick out your clothes and try and dress yourself. Can you put your trousers on by yourself? Can you do up your coat without any help? What about your shoes?
- With an adult talk about all the things you do at home and at school (eg: painting, construction, reading). What do you think you do really well? What makes you good at these things? What to you want to get better at?
- Talk to an adult about things that might make you worried or nervous. How do you think you can overcome these? Who might you speak to if you are feeling worried?
- Watch the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ Talk about the importance of helping each other and working as a team.
- Watch the feelings and emotions song. Chat about what your child does when they are happy, sad, angry, hungry and sleepy.
- Play a board game with members of your family. Take turns to have your go and see who wins.
- Talk about what makes us kind and a good friend. Think about the different parts of the body and how they help us to be kind.
Ears – listen to others Mouths – say kind things etc. Make a picture of your self and ask an adult to write down as you tell
them what makes you kind.
Below are links and ideas to help with Physical Development
- Use the pencil control worksheets (see additional resources) to follow the dotted lines as best as you can! Try and stick to the lines carefully. Remember to hold your pencil correctly.
- Using pegs, get an adult to write letters on each one (including letters of your name). Scatter them on the floor and
choose a handful without sneaking a peek!. Using one hand, peg your pegs onto a coat hanger. Can you form your name using the pegs?
- Let’s get cutting! Using the farm sheets (see additional resources) use your wonderful cutting skills to cut around the pictures.
Remember to hold your scissors correctly and safely.
- Create an obstacle course in your house or outside with an adult with a start and finish line. You may need to run, hop,
jump or balance to complete the course! How long does it take you to get to the finish line? What skills did you need to
use to help you carefully and safely complete it?
- We are going to balance by learning to move our weight to different parts of our body. Find a space and start by balancing
on one leg. Move your weight to the other leg and balance on your other foot. Use different body parts to balance carefully.
- Blow up a balloon and get ready to play balloon tennis inside. Use your hand as the bat and hit the balloon to and from
each other. Try to stop it from hitting the floor.
Below are links and ideas to help with Expressive Art & Design
- Gather a range of blocks (Lego or other) and dip them in the paint before stamping or pressing them onto a piece of paper to
create abstract combinations. What colours did you use? What shapes have you used?
- Create your own micro composter. (CLICK HERE for instructions) Take photos of your bottle as the weeks progress.
- Sing your favourite nursery rhyme with an adult or friend. Can you make up actions to go with your song?
- Using all natural items such as leaves, flowers and stones, create a design/picture in nature.
- Using toilet rolls, create binoculars. Take two toilet rolls and decorate them with pens, paint or materials. Once dry, use a glue stick or a piece or sticky tape to stick them together. Use them to look outside.
- Using objects you have at home or outside, build a fort! Make sure its big enough for you to sit inside! You might need to stack objects on top of each other so make sure you do this carefully and safely.
- Make your own pictures using shapes. Cut up different shapes and stick them together to make a fantastic piece of artwork. What shapes have you used? How will you secure your shapes in place?
Below are links and ideas for Literacy
- Watch this read aloud book ‘Rosie’s Walk’ By Pat Hutchins. Listen carefully and try and join in with any repeated refrains. Pause the story at different intervals – What has just happened? What do you think might happen next? Using your super knowledge of ‘Rosie’s Walk’ use the sequence cards (see additional resources) to put the story in order. Can you
tell the story using the sequence cards?
- Stand in front of a mirror with an adult. Play at making faces and copying movements of the lips and tongue. Ask an adult to
introduce a sound and look at house their lips move (eg: The lips press together when sounding out ‘p’ and ‘b’). Practise the
sounds ‘f’ and ‘th’, ‘c’ and ‘t’. Challenge yourself to say the alphabet in front of the mirror – What do you notice about your
mouth when you say the alphabet in front of a mirror? How does your mouth move for the different letters? CLICK HERE for the ABC Song
- Watch this read aloud book ‘Oh Say Can You Seed’ by Dr Suess. With an adult talk about what happens in the book. What is a seed? How do you look after a seed? Do you remember the names of the different parts of the plant? (eg, Stem, Root, flower). Draw a picture of a plant using pencils, pens or chalk. Make it as colourful as you can! With an adults help, can you label the different parts of the flower?
- Lets take the learning outside and draw letters with chalk or paint on the pavement! Draw some letters of your name
and follow the lines using pebbles or leaves that you find in your garden.
- Watch the video and sing along to ‘Old MacDonald’. What animals did you see? What sounds do they make? What is your favourite animal? What sound does it make? Can you draw an animal that’s in the song?
- Read or watch the story of ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson. What happens in the story? What happens at the end of
the story? Create your own picture of the Gruffalo meeting your favourite animal in the woods. Find more Gruffalo inspired activities here
- Watch ‘The Pig in the Pond’ story. Listen carefully and try and join in with any repeated refrains. Pause the story at different intervals – What has just happened? What do you think might happen next?
- Using your name make up a fun sentence using alliteration (eg: Ben has a big, bouncy ball, Tim has ten, tickly toes).
Have a go at creating a fun sentence using your friend’s names!
Below are links and ideas for Maths
- With an adults help, cut out some hearts and cut each in half using different zigzags, squiggles and so on. Then write a
number on one side and draw a corresponding number of hearts on the other. Well done, you’ve just created puzzles!
Now it’s time to find matching parts of the broken hearts.
- Print out the numbered animal cards (see additional resources). Can you recognise any of the numbers? Can you
put them in order 1-5? How about 1-10? Try and challenge yourself and order the numbers 1-20!
- Using the pattern sheet (see additional resources) identify the shapes drawn and the colours used. Using your super maths
skills, fill in each row to complete the repeating pattern using the correct shapes. Do you think you could create your own
- Go on a hunt around your garden or on your daily walk and collect 20 different items. What did you collect? What shapes
have you found? Have you seen shapes like these before? What have you seen that is similar? Different?
- Prepare some sticky notes or pieces of paper with various numbers and place them in front of you on the table. Roll a
dice and count the dots carefully. Find the matching number that’s written on the pieces of paper or sticky notes.
- Practise counting to 20 every day. You could count by clapping 20 claps, stomping your feet, jumping or even running up the stairs 20 times.
- Listen to the song about 2D shapes. Talk about how many sides a circle, triangle, square and rectangle have. You could even draw these shapes in chalk in your garden or in shaving foam in your bath while singing the song.
- In your garden or on your daily walk get an adult to play the positions game with you. Ask them to spot an object that you
have to guess and get them to give you clues to identify the object such as ‘It is behind the fence’ or ‘it is in front of the
bench’. Take turns finding and guessing the object.
Below are links to websites to aid home learning
- Classroom Secrets
- Twinkl – Code needed ( PARENTSTWINKLHELPS)
- Teacher’s Pet
- ICT Games
- Pre School Express
- Pre School Inspirations
- Phonics Play
- Mr Tumble Nursery Rhymes
- Numberblocks BBC iPlayer
- Phonics – Oxford Owl
- VE DAY
- VE DAY
- Storytime – We all love being read to. Lots of brilliant books to listen to here.
Below are links to songs to help with learning:
Below is a link to free websites, apps and resources that parents an access to aid age related home learning:
Below are links for you to access free online reading materials so you can share stories with your child:
Below are links to keep active and burn off some energy. Being physically active for at least 60 minutes each day will help with your children’s health, focus, well being and increase the enjoyment of spending more time at home. Physical activity should be encouraged as part of a daily routine.
- Move around
- Go Noodle – Active and mindfulness
- Just Dance
- Body Coach workouts for kids
- BBC Super Movers
- 5 a day
- Jump Start Jonny
- Nike – Active Kids Do Better
- Premier League Primary Stars
- Teach Active
- This Girl Can
- Youth Sport Trust
- Personal Best Challenge
Below are links to Well being
- Small Paul by Josh Massey pdfformat
- Cosmic Kids
- Relax Kids – Calm Pack
- My Happy Mind
- Relaxing Disney piano music
Below are links to arts and craft ideas:
Below are links to webcams and live links:
- Edinburgh Zoo Penguins
- Edinburgh Zoo Tigers
- Edinburgh Zoo Pandas
- Edinburgh Zoo Koalas
- Edinburgh Zoo Rock hopper penguins
- Google Expeditions
Nursery have PE on Thursday. Children wear their joggers to school but in the warmer months, you may want them to have black shorts underneath.
From Autumn term 2, we will be inviting parents in for ‘Reading is Fun’. Parents can come in at 11.30am every Wednesday and choose a book to take home and read with your child.
Children should read with their parents every night, for a minimum of 10 minutes. Parents are asked to sign the Reading Record and return to school in their child’s book bag, every day.
Click on the links below to find out more about our half termly Topics:
- Autumn 1 – Walking ‘Bearfoot’
- Autumn 2 – Once Upon a Time
- Spring 1 – Exploring Our World
- Spring 2 – Everything Changes
- Summer 1 – I Believe….
- Summer 2 – It’s a Bug’s Life
If you’re looking for Reading inspiration, look no further! Click below to find out more about our Recommended Reading List for 2019 – 20:
Below is your transition letter from your class child’s class teacher, Mrs McCormick.