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The government has uploaded a document which provides ideas about routines, staying active and socialising while social distancing for 2-4 years old. Hope you find this document useful.

Your AMAZING work!

Thank you for all your amazing photos. It is lovely to see what the children are up to.

Please, continue to send any photos of the great learning you are doing at home to: office@phoenix.notts.sch.uk . 

                     Our favourite songs 

Hello everyone,

Over the next few weeks the nursery staff will upload their favourite songs for you to enjoy.

This is one of Mrs Haywood's favourite song. We think you’ll recognise it!

Disney Music - Lava

Here is Mrs Betts' favourite song. Enjoy!

Up, Up, Up!

Here is one of Mrs Richardson's favourite song. Don't forget to sing along!

Alphabet Song - ABC Song

Another one of Mrs Haywood’s favourite songs.

"In Summer" Song - Olaf

Summer term

Second half

People Who Help Us

Week 1

01/06/2020

Mathematics:

Counting:

To 10:    Do 10 star jumps

Numbers in the Teens

Shapes:

Have a go:

Using toys or sticks, make squares, triangles and rectangles. How many sticks did you use to make the shapes?

Measures: Comparing sizes:

Look at plants outside. Which one is the biggest, the smallest which one would fit in the middle?

English:

People who help us:

Every week we will looking at different jobs people can do which help us in our community.

This week we are learning about

Nurses

Let's Play: Nurse

Story:

Ness the Nurse - Nick Sharratt

Nursery rhymes:

Being helpful song:

Rhyming words:

Rhyming words are words that sound the same like cat and hat

Can you continue this week’s rhyming string?

Peg, leg ……..

How many words did you think of?

Jolly phonics:

Sounds already known: s,a,t,p,i, n, c, e, h, r, m, d

New sound: g

G song Jolly Phonics

Blending:

Oral blending is breaking words down into their smallest units of sounds such as b-a-t has 3 sounds and c-ar has two sounds. When children learn to read they segment the word into the smallest units of sounds and then blend the sounds together to say the word.

 

Words you can have a go at: Grown ups, say the letters one at a time then ask your little one what the word is?

New words to try: l-e-g, p-e-g, g-a-p, p-i-g.

Fine motor skills:

Pencil grip:

The Pom Pom Method

The Pinch & Flip Method

Other activity:

Help your grown up with pegging the washing. Using pegs is a great way to develop fine motor skills.

 

Gross motor skills:

Jumping forward with feet together

To stay active:

Frozen | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

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Half Term Activity

25/05/2020

Lockdown Time Capsule

 

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This half term, we would like you to create a lockdown time capsule.

 

Container:

Your capsule can be made using a shoe box or a plastic container.

You may want to decorate your box.

 

Things you can put inside your box:

- Time capsule booklet

- Photos taken during lockdown

- Newspaper headlines/clippings

- Pictures/ art works you have created

 

Time to hide your capsule either in a safe place inside your house or somewhere in your garden.

 

Please email us photos of your amazing capsules!

 

                            Your wonderful time capsules
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Week 8

18/05/2020

Mathematics:

Counting:

Minibeasts hunt:

Go  outside and count the minibeasts you can find.

How many did you find?

Days of the week:

Week Days with Makaton - Singing Hands

Shapes:

Have a go:

Ask a grown up to draw a square, a triangle, a rectangle, a circle. Using a different coloured pen, trace the shape.

Measures: Comparing sizes:

Choose 3 of your toys and sort them according to their size. Repeat with different toys.

English

Minibeasts:

This week we are learning about snails.

How many tentacles does a snail have?

What are they for?

Does the snail's shell always stay the same size?

Snails

What other facts do you know?

New stories:

 

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

Are You a Snail?

Nursery rhymes:

 

The Ants Go Marching

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Rhyming words:

Rhyming words are words that sound the same like cat and hat

Can you continue this week’s rhyming string?

may, say ……..

How many words did you think of?

Jolly phonics:

Sounds already known: s,a,t,p,i, n, c, e, h, r, m

New sound: d

Jolly Phonics

Monday: Listen and sing the jolly rhyme for the sound ‘d’

Tuesday and Wednesday: Look around the house for objects which begin with the sound ‘d’

Thursday and Friday: have a go at writing the letter. Does your name have a ‘m’ in it? Can you think of any words beginning with the sound ‘d’?

Blending:

Oral blending is breaking words down into their smallest units of sounds such as b-a-t has 3 sounds and c-ar has two sounds. When children learn to read they segment the word into the smallest units of sounds and then blend the sounds together to say the word.

 

Words you can have a go at: Grown ups, say the letters one at a time then ask your little one what the word is?

New words to try: d-o-g, s-i-t, p-a-t, c-u-p.

Fine motor skills:

Pick up small toys using kitchen tongs. Using both your right and left hands.

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Gross motor skills:

Jumping

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To stay active:

Cosmic kids yoga:

 

6 Kids Yoga poses that begin with the letter S

Week 7

11/05/2020

Mathematics:

Counting:

Using bricks, build a little house for a bee. Then count the amount of bricks you have used to build it.

Counting through songs:

Count to 10

Counting to 20

Numberblocks - Teen Numbers

Days of the Week Song

Shapes:

Look around the house:

Can you find 6 squares, 4 circles and 5 triangles?

English

Minibeasts:

This week we are learning about bees.

How many legs does a bee have?

Do all bees live with other bees?

What is their favourite food?

* BEE * Animals For Kids

What other facts do you know?

Story:

The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman and Jack Tickle

Nursery rhymes:

Here Is The Beehive

Rhyming words:

Rhyming words are words that sound the same like cat and hat

Can you continue this week’s rhyming string?

bee, see...........

How many words did you think of?

Jolly phonics:

Sounds already known: s,a,t,p,i, n, c, e, h, r

New sound: m

Jolly Phonics Letter m sound

Monday: Listen and sing the jolly rhyme for the sound ‘m’

Tuesday and Wednesday: Look around the house for objects which begin with the sound ‘m’

Thursday and Friday: Have a go at writing the letter. Does your name have a ‘m’ in it? Can you think of any words beginning with the sound ‘m’?

Blending:

Oral blending is breaking words down into their smallest units of sounds such as b-a-t has 3 sounds and c-ar has two sounds. When children learn to read they segment the word into the smallest units of sounds and then blend the sounds together to say the word.

 

Words you can have a go at: Grown ups, say the letters one at a time then ask your little one what the word is?

c-a-t, p-e-n, t-e-n, s-a-t.

The video below displays an example of oral blending.

Blending

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Thank you Arlo and Mrs Richardson for this lovely video. AMAZING blending!

Fine motor skills:

Threading

Gross motor skills:

How many times can you bounce a ball?

To stay active:

Minibeasts garden/outdoor hunt

While outside either in your garden or during a daily walk, count how many minibeasts you can see.

Enzo The Bee

Week 6

04/05/2020

Mathematics:

Counting:

Find 8 pens and use them to write the number 8. Then draw a picture with 8 insects in it.

Counting through songs:

Numbers Song 1-10

Number Song 10-20

Shapes:

Shapes Are All Around

English

Minibeasts:

This week we are learning about spiders.

How many legs does a spider have?

Do all spiders make webs?

What do they use the hairs on their legs for?

Spiders for kids

What other facts do you know?

Story:

The Very Busy Spider

Nursery rhymes:

Little Miss Muffet

Rhyming words:

Rhyming words are words that sound the same like cat and hat

Can you continue this week’s rhyming string?

Dad, had, lad……..

How many words did you think of?

Jolly phonics:

Sounds already known: s,a,t,p,i, n, c, e, h

New sound: r

Jolly phonics song - R

Monday: Listen and sing the jolly rhyme for the sound ‘r’

Tuesday and Wednesday: Look around the house for objects which begin with the sound ‘r’

Thursday and Friday: have a go at writing the letter. Does your name have a ‘r’ in it? Can you think of any words beginning with the sound ‘r’?

Fine motor skills:
Gross motor skills:

To stay active:

Spider Pose

Stella the Stick Insect

Week 5

27/04/2020

Mathematics:

Counting

Find 5 of your favourite toys then read them a story.

Counting through songs:

Funky Counting Song - Numbers 1-10

Counting 1 to 20

Shapes:

Look around your home for objects in the shapes of squares, triangles, circles, rectangles or pentagons.

Which shape did you find the most of?

Did you find more squares than triangles?

Or did you find more circles?

English

Minibeasts:

This week we are learning about ladybirds. Watch the video then answer these two questions.

How many legs does a ladybird have? What is under their shell?

CBeebies EXCLUSIVE clip - Minibeast Adventure - Ladybirds

Story:

What the Ladybird Heard

Nursery rhymes:

You might recognise this nursery rhyme as it is one you have in your Nursery Rhyme booklet.

Ladybird Ladybird, Fly Away Home!

Rhyming words:

Rhyming words are words that sound the same like cat and hat

Can you think of other words which rhyme with these below?

Fly, pie, cry……..

How many words did you think of?

Jolly phonics:

Sounds already known: s,a,t,p,i, n, c, e

New sound: h

Jolly Phonics-Letter "H"

Monday: Listen and sing the jolly rhyme for the sound ‘h’

Tuesday and Wednesday: Look around the house for objects which begin with the sound ‘h’

Thursday and Friday: have a go at writing the letter and words which the letter 'h' at the beginning, like hen, hat, hop and ham.

Fine motor skills

Draw a ladybird. How many spots have you given it? 

Have a go at writing that number.

Gross motor skills: This activity can be done outside or inside.

Kicking a ball

For this week’s activity you will need:

  • A couple of plastic cups
  • A ball
  1. Place cups upside down on the floor.
  2. Take a few steps back
  3. Place the ball in front of your feet
  4. Kick the ball and try to hit one of the plastic cups in front of you.
  5. As you get better, move further away.

I know you will do an amazing job!

To stay active:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Week 4

20/04/2020

Mathematics:

Counting through songs

Counting 1-10

Count to 20 and Workout

Shapes through songs:

Sing along Shapes Song

English

In Nursery this half term, we are learning about Minibeasts.

Story:

Mad About Minibeasts by Giles Andreas and David Wojtowycz

Nursery rhymes

Singing Hands: Three little monkeys

Letters and Sounds:

Jolly phonics:

 

Sounds already known: s,a,t,p,i, n, c

New sound: e

Jolly phonics song - E sound

Monday: Listen and sing the jolly rhyme for the sound ‘e’

Tuesday and Wednesday: Look around the house for objects which begin with the sound ‘e’

Thursday and Friday: have a go at writing the letter

Fine motor skills:

Draw and colour in your favourite minibeast. Use the ‘Mad About Minibeasts’ book to look at the shapes you need to draw them.

Gross motor skills:

Balancing skills:

Practice balancing on one leg. Is it easier to balance on your right leg or your left?

To stay active:

Cosmic Kids Yoga Disco | Bunny Bounce!

Week 3

6/04/2020

Mathematics:

Counting through songs

Numbers Song Let's Count 1-10

Number song 1-20 for children

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Shapes through songs:

Shapes song

English:

Story:

 

THE STORY OF THE EASTER BUNNY

Nursery rhymes

Mr Tumble's Nursery Rhymes

Letters and Sounds:

Jolly phonics:

 

Sounds already known: s,a,t,p,i, n

New sound: c

Jolly Phonic c song

Monday: Listen and sing the jolly rhyme for the sound ‘c’

Tuesday and Wednesday: Look around the house for objects which begin with the sound ‘c’

Thursday and Friday: have a go at writing the letter

Fine motor skills:

Zipping up a coat

Gross motor skills:

Cutting skills:

 

1: Draw a few squares on a piece of paper

2: Colour each square a different colour

3: Using scissors, cut different shapes out of each squares

4: Draw a large egg shape on a blank piece of paper

5: Glue the different coloured pieces on the egg to create a colourful Easter egg.

To stay active:

Koo Koo Kanga Roo - Dinosaur Stomp

The Easter Bunny Bop

Week 2

30/03/2020

Mathematics:

Counting through songs

10 little penguins

English:

Topic story: Fairy Tales

Over the last few weeks, we have read a variety of fairy tales and tried to answer the questions below. 

Watch the Fairy Tales or read the stories if you have them at home then try to answer the questions.

Is there always a mean character in Fairy Tales?

Is there always magic in Fairy Tales?

Are there always Fairies in Fairy Tales?

 

Stories have read:

Cinderella

Rapunzel

Snow White

New story:

Sleeping Beauty

Nursery rhymes

Mr Tumble- I Am The Music Man

Letters and Sounds:

Jolly phonics:

Sounds already known: s,a,t,p,i

New sound: n (At the fourth minute mark in the video)

JOLLY SONGS- 'n' at the 4th minute

Monday: Listen and sing the jolly rhyme for the sound ‘n’

Tuesday and Wednesday: Look around the house for objects which begin with the sound ‘n’

Thursday and Friday: have a go at writing the letter

Fine motor skills:

Picking up objects with a clothes peg

Gross motor skills:

Cutting skills:

To stay active:

Pop See Ko 2.0 - Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Week 1:

23/03/2020

Mathematics:

Counting through songs

10 Little Dinosaurs

English:

Nursery Rhymes

CBeebies: Something Special - Row, Row, Row Your Boat - Nursery Rhyme

Sound of the week

Sounds we have practiced:

 

"s" - Jolly Phonics Songs

"a" - Jolly Phonics Songs

"t" Jolly Phonics Songs

"p" Jolly Phonics Songs

New sound:

i Jolly Phonics Songs

Day 1: listen and sing the jolly rhyme for the new sound

Day 2 & 3: look around the house for objects beginning with the sound 'i'

Day 4 & 5: Have a go at writing the letter

Fine motor skills:
Threading straws
Gross motor skills:

Can you balance on one leg?

Can you count to 10 while you balance?

Stay active!

Milkshake song with Koo Koo Kanga Roo

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