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Learning at Home

Learning at home should be fun and exciting for all of the family. We hope you find this page useful. The activities included are only ideas and are there for your use should you wish to. Have fun. xx

This website offers a daily timetable including exercise, maths and phonics.

Please note this has been created for Reception aged children (4-5 years), however there are some lovely activities that with support nursery aged children will be able to access. 

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

 

*Read or listen to the story We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

*Encourage your child to make marks on a piece of paper about the story - remember these marks may look like scribbles to grown ups but they will have meaning to your child. Encourage you child to hold their pen or pencil using their "pinchy fingers"

*Hide your child's teddy in the garden and go on your own Bear Hunt - you could retell the story or create your own version.

Click the image above to enjoy this brilliant story

Wow Said the Owl!

 

*Read or listen to the story Wow Said the Owl!

*Encourage your child to make marks on a piece of paper about the story - remember these marks may look like scribbles to grown ups but they will have meaning to your child. Encourage you child to hold their pen or pencil using their "pinchy fingers".

*Collect a selection of 10 toys and sort them into different colour groups. 

*Go on a colour hunt around your house and record how many different colours you can see.

Click the image above to enjoy this colourful story. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

 

*Read or listen to the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

*Encourage your child to make marks on a piece of paper about the story - remember these marks may look like scribbles to grown ups but they will have meaning to your child. Encourage you child to hold their pen or pencil using their "pinchy fingers".

*Create a symmetrical picture, fold a piece of paper in half and paint on one side, fold the paper back over to make an identical print. Once dry you could cut your painting into a butterfly shape.

*Taste different fruits from the story, encourage your child to describe the fruits and how they taste.

Click the image above to enjoy this story.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea 

 

*Read or listen to the story The Tiger Who Came to Tea

*Encourage your child to make marks on a piece of paper about the story - remember these marks may look like scribbles to grown ups but they will have meaning to your child. Encourage you child to hold their pen or pencil using their "pinchy fingers".

*Enjoy a tea party with your child and their favourite toy - don't forget to email us some photographs.

*Create a shopping list - your child could write a shopping list, draw items of food or cut out food pictures from supermarket leaflets and magazines.

Click the image above to enjoy this story.

The Gruffalo

 

*Read or listen to the story The Gruffalo. You may also enjoy watching the animated short film too. 

*Encourage your child to make marks on a piece of paper about the story - remember these marks may look like scribbles to grown ups but they will have meaning to your child. Encourage you child to hold their pen or pencil using their "pinchy fingers".

*Draw a map of the Mouse's journey through the Deep Dark Wood.

*Draw, paint or collage the characters from the story. You could create your own terrible woodland creature. 

Click the image above to access

the official Gruffalo website

to access more fun games and activities. 

 

Please remember to supervise your child whilst using the internet and remember our online safety rules.

Dinosaur Roar

 

*Read or listen to the story Dinosaur Roar. 

*Encourage your child to make marks on a piece of paper about the story - remember these marks may look like scribbles to grown ups but they will have meaning to your child. Encourage you child to hold their pen or pencil using their "pinchy fingers".

*Retell the story and make up actions for each dinosaur in the book - this could be a fun activity to do in the garden, then your little dinosaurs can be very loud too! 

*Create your own dinosaurs - you may wish to draw, paint or collage a dinosaur. You could create 3D models of dinosaurs using old boxes and containers from around the home. Salt dough dinosaurs are fun to make you can then bake them before painting and decorating them - Don’t forget to email Mrs Bailey or Mrs Haddon a photograph of your dinosaurs, we love to hear from you. 

 

Jack and the Beanstalk / Jasper's Beanstalk

 

*Read or listen to the stories Jack and the Beanstalk and Jasper's Beanstalk. 

*Encourage your child to make marks on a piece of paper about the stories - remember these marks may look like scribbles to grown ups but they will have meaning to your child. Encourage you child to hold their pen or pencil using their "pinchy fingers".

*Plant some seeds, and monitor how they grow. Talk to your child about what the seeds will need to grow (water and sunlight) remember to give your seeds a small drink of water every day. 

*Draw a large leaf shape and encourage your child to cut around it. Use green pencils and crayons to form handwriting patterns - zig zags, circles and sticks.

*Collect leaves and natural objects from your garden or when out walking. Use these to create a collage picture of a beanstalk. 

          

 

Click the images above to enjoy these stories.

The Three Little Pigs

 

*Read or listen to the story The Three Little Pigs.

*Encourage your child to make marks on a piece of paper about the story - remember these marks may look like scribbles to grown ups but they will have meaning to your child. Encourage you child to hold their pen or pencil using their "pinchy fingers"

*Build a house of your own for the little pigs. You could use wooden blocks, Lego, natural resources from the garden or empty boxes and containers from your recycling. You could try blowing your house down to test how strong it is. For an extra challenge you could use a hairdryer to test how strong your house really is!

*Have fun with numbers the 1, 2 and 3. Go on a hunt around your house to see if you can see the numbers 1,2 or 3, you could also look out for these numbers when walking around your local area. Hide pieces of paper with the numbers 1,2 and 3 written on them, once your child has found them all ask your child to sort them into correct piles of the numbers. Practice writing the numbers 1, 2 and 3 remember this could be done outside using chalk or water and paintbrushes.   

Open the document below to share this story.

VE Day - May 8th 2020

 

*This year we will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day, marking the end of World War II. The Royal British Legion are asking that families and children mark this special occasion by making posters and pictures and displaying these in your windows at home. You may also wish to create some VE day bunting by cutting out large triangles, decorating them and then stringing them together. You could also make a paper chain using red, blue and white strips of paper.  

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

 

*Read or listen to the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. 

*Encourage your child to make marks on a piece of paper about the story - remember these marks may look like scribbles to grown ups but they will have meaning to your child. Encourage you child to hold their pen or pencil using their "pinchy fingers"

*Enjoy a Teddy Bears picnic in your garden. Your child could help you to prepare the picnic - don’t forget to send some photographs for our gallery. 

*Sort a selection of objects from around the house into groups of big, medium and small; for example spoons, bowls, building blocks, toy cars/trains, dolls. 

Click the image above to share this story.

 

Click the image above to listen and 

sing along to The Goldilocks song. 

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

 

*Read or listen to the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

*Encourage your child to make marks on a piece of paper about the story - remember these marks may look like scribbles to grown ups but they will have meaning to your child. Encourage you child to hold their pen or pencil using their "pinchy fingers"

*Use your creative skills to make a troll, this could be a picture, painting, collage, puppet or model using playdough or empty boxes and containers. In Bears we often decorate paper plates to make masks. 

*Continue to use the words big, medium and small. Sort a selection of objects in to groups based on their size. Find an object that is bigger than you and one that is smaller than you and draw them. 

Click the image above to enjoy this story.

The Train Ride

 

*Read or listen to the story The Train Ride.

*Encourage your child to make marks on a piece of paper about the story - remember these marks may look like scribbles to grown ups but they will have meaning to your child. Encourage you child to hold their pen or pencil using their "pinchy fingers"

*Retell the story using your child's toys - using a toy train or other vehicle, a train track or bricks and toy animals and figures you could help your child set out the scenery in the story to recreate the journey.

*Draw a story map of the journey the train takes - remember to talk to your child about what can be seen. 

Click the image above to sing along to 

this lovely story.

Whatever Next!

 

*Read or listen to the story Whatever Next!

*Encourage your child to make marks on a piece of paper about the story - remember these marks may look like scribbles to grown ups but they will have meaning to your child. Encourage you child to hold their pen or pencil using their "pinchy fingers".

*Retell the story. You could use a big box or washing basket for your rocket and find your own space helmet, boots and items to take to the moon with you. Talk to your child about their journey to the moon. Some key questions might be;

      *Who is going to the moon with you?

      *How long does it take to get to the moon?

      *What do you see on your journey to the moon?

      *What can you see on the moon?

*Draw, paint or write a list of objects you would take to the moon with you.

*Plan and prepare a picnic to enjoy whilst visiting the moon.

*Use your creative skills to make a rocket, this could be a picture, painting, collage or model using empty boxes and containers. Don't forget to email me some photographs of your amazing creations. 

Whoosh!!! Click the image to

enjoy a journey to the moon.

Ten Little Pirates

 

*Read or listen to the story Ten Little Pirates

*Draw or paint a picture of a pirate, don't forget to include his pirate hat and eye patch.

*Hide some treasure in your garden and create your own treasure map.

*Using empty boxes and containers can you create a pirate accessory? You could make a pirate hat, eye patch, sword, treasure chest or a pirate ship. We would love to see your creations so remember to email Mrs Bailey some photographs - nbailey4@cotmanhay-inf.derbyshire.sch.uk

Click the image above to enjoy

this story - aaarrrggghhh!!

Father's Day - Sunday 21st June 2020

 

Sunday 21st June is Father's Day, on this day we say thank you to the males in our family. You may wish say thank you to your Daddy, Step-Dad, Grandad, Brother, Uncle or friend. Here are few examples of cards which can be made at home.

 

Draw a picture of Daddy

or male relative.

Use newspapers and magazines

to collage a picture.

Use paint to create hand prints 

and decorate.

 

Dear Zoo

 

*Read or listen to the story Dear Zoo

*Encourage your child to make marks on a piece of paper about their favourite animal or their pet at home. Remember these marks may look like scribbles to grown ups but they will have meaning to your child. Encourage you child to hold their pen or pencil using their "pinchy fingers" and form familiar handwriting patterns such as zig zags, circles and short lines.

*Talk to your child about the story and see if they can name each of the animals. Can they remember the reason for each animal being sent back to the zoo? What animal would your child like to receive and why?

*Paint and decorate a paper plate to create an animal from the story.

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*Visit Edinburgh Zoo's website to access their live webcams. You can choose to watch the Pandas, Penguins, Tigers, Lions or Koalas. Talk to your child about what they can see and describe the different animals. Click the logo below to access Edinburgh Zoo's website.

  

Click the image above to enjoy

this lovely story. 

Rumble in the Jungle

 

*Read or listen to the story Rumble in the Jungle.

*Draw or paint your favourite animal from the story - encourage your child to select the correct colours for their favourite animals. 

*Ask you child why this animal is their favourite. Ask them questions about the animal they have chosen;

-What colour is it?     -What do they eat?     -How do they move?     -Where do they live?

*Encourage your child to make marks on a piece of paper about their favourite animal. Encourage you child to hold their pen or pencil using their "pinchy fingers".

 

Click the image above to enjoy this

jungle-tastic book!!

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