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Nursery

 

 Easter is coming !

 

I have added some activities and will add more over the coming days. These are for you to use at your leisure over the Easter period. Some require printed materials, so do these if you have access to a printer, otherwise don't! Many of the activities don't require a printer, they are simply fun activities / stories to share with your child to help celebrate this special time of year. 

 

Please continue to send me pictures via Evidence Me of any learning you wish to celebrate, I will check periodically and feedback. I am really enjoying seeing how busy you all are. I am also happy to  be contacted if you require any password reminders by email. 

 

I will leave the skeleton timetable and links active over this period as I believe lots of the videos we are accessing might continue over the Easter period as some schools have different breaks. Use these as you see fit. 

Easter Activities.  - Section Under Construction

 

Below are a selection of activities you can do at home over what would have been the Easter break. I've tried to separate these into sections but there is much overlap so take a look at them all if you have time. 

 

I will set some Easter 2dos on purple mash but again these are not compulsory tasks. As always I would love to see what you are getting up to so keep sharing your activities via Evidence Me. 

 

There are some egg-cellent activities, stories  and resources available on Twinkl. These can be accessed using the username and password created earlier in the week. If you need support with this please contact us. 

Printable Easter Activities. 

 

A printable pack for younger children. 

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/easter-activity-pack-younger 

A printable Easter basket to make. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Easter/EasterBasket.aspx 

Maths linked Easter Activities

 

Count out the correct number of eggs for teddy.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers/easter 

Easter Games

 

Online Easter Egg Hunt from the BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/bp-easter-eggstravaganzer?collection=easter

A collection of Easter Games and Quizes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/bp-easter-eggstravaganzer?collection=easter

Spring Time Games 

 

Match animals with their young

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/quiz-spring-animals?collection=easter 

Easter / Spring Time stories. 

 

A simple version of the Easter Story  

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Easter/EasterStory.aspx

Creative and cooking activities. 

 

A selection of toddler and preschool activity ideas. 

https://rainydaymum.co.uk/category/toddler-crafts/

Recipe and instructions to make Easter Nests.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Easter/EasterNests.aspx 

Six craft activities especially for Early Years Children 

https://www.teachwire.net/news/easter-craft-ideas-for-early-years  

50 Easter activity ideas, with links to picture examples and instructions. 

https://www.mykidstime.com/things-to-do/50-easter-activities-for-kids/ 

OUR FAVOURITE EASTER IDEAS - I will add examples to an Easter gallery. 

 

* Create and decorate a Easter Egg - this could be made into a window decoration or Easter card if you like. An empty cereal box would be perfect to use for the egg shape. 

* Take a camera with you on your daily walk - can you photograph some signs of spring?

* Create a simple Easter bonnet from resources you have in your house and garden. 

*Make a palm Sunday decoration for your door (Palm Sunday is Sunday 5th April)

 

 

   

 

Easter Gallery - Inspiration and Ideas

Welcome to the week two of Nursery at Home. 

 

I hope you enjoy the activities I have left here for you to complete each day. If you are struggling to access anything then please email me. I will be checking emails regularly. One activity per day minimum will require you to submit work either via the app it was set on (Education City or Purple Mash) or via pictures on Evidence Me, this will allow me to track who is participating and feedback to Mrs Turner. 

 

 

Nursery Weekly Timetable. 

 

I have attached a weekly timetable for your use at home below. Each day the relevant section and any links you will need will be added to the chart on this page - there is no need to keep referring to the weekly timetable. This is to support you in accessing what you need easily. The weekly timetable looks like ' A LOT' however just like in school most of the activities only last 10 minutes. Many are videos for your child to watch and engage with online so they need few resources and little support from yourselves, I would just ask that you encourage your child to join in and help them finding the right link at the right time. 

 

Joe Wicks (PE) , Ruth Miskin Training (Phonics) and Spread The Happiness TV (Story time) all have YouTube channels. You can subscribe to these and this will make it easier to find them each day. For anyone with a smart TV you could do this straight to your TV. 

 

I will be available to answer questions and offer support Via email, my email address is sarahelse@st-marys-leek.staffs.sch.uk and I will check regularly throughout the day 9.00am - 3.00pm but please do not expect an immediate response. 

 

Picture and Photo Evidence can only be sent via the secure Evidence Me portal that we have been using since September or Via Purple Mash. There are parent guides and video demo links in the Parent User Guide section of the home learning page. 

Nursery Daily Timetable - Thursday

 

PLEASE NOTE SOME OF TODAY'S ACTIVITIES ARE DIFFERENT TO THE WEEKLY TIMETABLE AS EDUCATION CITY WAS NOT  WORKING SO I MOVED A FEW THINGS AROUND.

 

Suggested Daily Timings - Subject Activity.  Links needed.
8.45am - 9.00am Literacy - Nursery Rhyme Time.

Daily Rhyme time.

This week’s Nursery Rhyme is :-

Five Little Monkeys jumping on the Bed

(Words on the Class Page, video by pressing on the monkey picture)

Thursday – Can your child sing the missing words. E.g. You sing Five Little  …… sitting on the  …– Your child will fill in the blanks.

Upload a video or photo via Evidence me at the end of the week to show your performance.

 

 

9.00am - 9.30am Physical development.

Choose from one of our daily activities. 

 

Joe Wicks PE

 

Outdoor Activities - Ball catching, remember to increase the distance if you are good at this. 

 

Or Cosmic Kids - Calypso The Flamingo

9.30am - 10.00am Literacy - Phonics

 

(optional but strongly encouraged in preparation for Reception Year) 

Daily Ruth Miskin Training Video - Teaching Speed Sounds Set 1

 

Today's sound will be 'g'

 

Followed By 

Phonics

 

(Expected) 

Daily Nursery Phonics activity. 

Purple Mash Blending

Blending game can you complete the quiz on purple mash.

I’ve set 2 levels, you will either need to match a picture with the whole word or match the picture with the sound it starts with.

 

 

10.00am - 11.00am Structured Play

Easter

After watching today's storytime story, can you draw me a picture on purple mash or send me one on Evidence Me of your favourite part. Mine is when everyone cheered as Jesus rode on his Donkey. Did you know this Sunday is Palm Sunday.

A special day in the Catholic Calendar. 

(Further links to the rest of the Easter Story will be added over the coming days in the Easter section of the page) 

 

Please Join with School at 3pm today when we will hold a special  Holy Week assembly. 

 

 

11.00am - 11.15am Snack / Play    
11.15 am - 11.35am Maths 

 Daily Maths activity.

Number Skills

 Colour and count – count the zoo animals as you colour them and write the correct digit to show how many there are.

 

Purple Mash

 

 

 

11.35-11.50am 

Story time - share a story of your choice or follow the link to find todays story linked to the questions below. 

 

Jesus rides in.

 

Do you know why Jesus chose a donkey not a horse to ride?

 

 

11.50 am - 1.00pm Lunch   
1.00pm onwards Play Based Story Challenge (Additional activities for those Eligible for 30 hour funding)

 

 This weeks Nursery Rhyme. 

 

Five Little Monkeys.

 

FIVE little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mother called the doctor and the doctor said:
'No more jumping on the bed!'

FOUR little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mother called the doctor and the doctor said:
'No more jumping on the bed!'

THREE little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mother called the doctor and the doctor said:
'No more jumping on the bed!'

TWO little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mother called the doctor and the doctor said:
'No more jumping on the bed!'

ONE little monkey jumping on the bed,
He fell off and bumped his head.
Mother called the doctor and the doctor said:
'No more jumping on the bed!'

Purple Mash Support

 

Support in the form of videos can be found by clicking on the links below. 

 

A printable copy is at the bottom of the page should you need it. Children in school have already been taught how to access the activities set by their teacher and so should be familiar with this. Please note the home screen on your computer will look slightly different as we are using the most up-to-date version, but all menu items still work in the same way. 

 

2dos and feedback can also be found by using the Alerts tab on the menu which looks like this:- 

 

For further support please contact your class teacher in the first instance. Passwords can be found on the parent letter that was sent when we registered your child or inside their planners. (Inside home learning folders for Nursery and Reception)

 

A video to support parents to access the parent portal.  A user guide with video links to support children in accessing their learning tasks, including how to submit work to the teacher for marking. 

 

Purple Mash - Parent and child user guide 2dos

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