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Learning at Home

This page has been created to help support your child's learning and development at home. We believe that learning at home should be fun and exciting for all of the family. We have included lots of practical ideas linked to our topics and stories and we have also provided some printable activities should you wish to use them. Many of the story pictures have links to the stories online, please remember to supervise your child at all times whilst using the internet and remember our online safety rules. Have fun. xXxXx

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. 

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. 

 

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!!

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.

*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!!

Handa’s Surprise

 

*Read or listen to the story Handa’s Surprise. 

*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 or paint a story map of Handa’s journey to Akeyo’s house. Can you remember all of the animals from the story?

*Handa is taking a basket of fruit to her friend as a gift. Draw or collage a picture of a gift you would give to A friend. Encourage your child to talk about who the gift would be for and why. 
*Encorage your child to taste different fruits. Fruit kebabs are fun to make. 


Click the image above to 

enjoy this story. 

Maisy Goes on Holiday

 

*Read or listen to the story Maisy Goes on Holiday.

*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"

*Talk to your child about summer safety and the importance of applying sun-cream, wearing hats and drinking plenty of water. Design a poster to help your friends and family learn about Summer safety. 

*Explore playing with sand - make sandcastles, place sand in a large bowl or tray and explore this with your bare feet, create collages using sand. 

                              

Click the image above to                               Click the image above to

            enjoy this story.                                   watch this episode of Kipper

                                                                         visiting the seaside. 

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