Week beginning Monday 30th March 2020
Hope you and your families are all well.
I hope you have had chance to look at some of the activities with your children. Don;t worry too much if you are struggling at home, just do what you can.
Don't forget that getting your children to help out at home, pairing socks (counting and matching), preparing meals or baking can be great fun! You can include maths in there, comparing and counting ingredients. It's a good opportunity to spend time talking to your children.
The children love water play in Nursery and a lot of maths goes on as they play! Vocabulary like pour, fill, full, empty, more, less are all part of maths. Let your children explore water at bathtime or outside if the weather is nice. They can pour and fill plastic cups and containers. They can investigate which objects float or sink.
Get your child to help you to make shopping lists. Their writing may look like scribbles, but is all part of early mark making. Praise your child for making marks and ask them to tell you what they have written.
One of our most popular activities in Nursery is playdoh! The children absolutely love it!! It is a great activity to strengthen hand muscles ready for writing. Mrs Timol is our expert Playdoh maker and she has given me the recipe to pass on to you. It's easy to make at home and lasts a really long time! Don't forget you can add food colouring and flavourings. My favourite is Salted Caramel, it looks and smells like fudge!
1 CUP WATER
1 TABLESPOON VEGETABLE OIL
1/2 CUP OF SALT
1 TABLESPOON OF CREAM OF TARTAR
1 CUP OF PLAIN FLOUR
Combine water, oil, salt ,cream of tartar and food colouring in a saucepan and heat until warm.
Remove from the heat and add flour.
Stir, then knead until smooth.
*The cream of tartar makes the dough last a long time, so resist the temptation to miss it out.
Store in an airtight container and it will last a while.
Good morning everyone!
I hope you and your children are all well. We are really missing being with your children!
I hope you find the activities I have put on useful. Don't forget to talk to your children as much as possible. Ask them what day it is? Can they sing our days of the week song to you? Talk to them about the weather, we do this daily in Nursery. Sing nursery rhymes and read stories to them.
Every morning before we start our day, we do a wake and shake time with the children. I am going to put a link to their favourite ones so that you can do them at home.
This half term our topic is growing and new life. Our traditional story will be Jack and the Beanstalk. Please have a look at this with your child. Talk about the pictures, the people in the story and what they think might happen.