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Week 2 Activities: 30/03/20 - 03/04/20

Activity 1: Scavenger hunt (You will need a bucket/ tub/ washing up bowl/ bag)

Either in your garden or while out for your daily exercise try to find as many of the following things as possible and use them to create a picture  or a model. You could make a new creature or try to make something you have seen before.

  • Something wet
  • Something noisy
  • Something old
  • Something heavy
  • Something shiny
  • Something dry
  • Something quiet
  • Something new
  • Something light
  • Something dark
  • Something you would like to keep
  • Something that can blow in the wind
  • Something you have never seen before
  • Something that smells nice
  • Something beautiful
  • Five different shades of green

Activity 2: Sound Map (You will need paper and pens/ pencils/ crayons)

Step 1: Find a space outside where you can hear lots of different sounds. This could be your garden, your doorstep or sat next to an open window.

Step 2: In the middle of your page draw an X.... that's you.

Step 3: Sit still and listen carefully to all the different sounds. Draw something to show them where you think they are coming from. A bird for a bird, a car for a car or any symbol or mark you can think of. If you can't tell where its coming from put it anywhere on the page.

 

Activity 3: Phonics (You will need access to a computer or tablet with the Internet)

At the top of this page on the right hand side are links to many website you can use. Phonics Play is currently free to use. For Nursery children Phase 1 is all they should be using with support from an adult.

The free login details are

Username: march20

password: home

Week 3 Activities: 06/04/20 - 10/04/20

Activity 1: Obstacle Course

     

Use objects from around the house and garden to create an obstacle course. This could involve

  • blankets over chairs to go under 
  • objects to jump over
  • balls to bounce
  • challenges such as hopping and jumping
  • trying to throw soft objects into a bucket or container
  • cushions scattered across the floor to jump from one to another

Activity 2: Make Easter Cakes (Recipe from BBC Food)

Ingredients

Method

  1. Line a 12-hole fairy cake tin with paper cases.
  2. Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water (do not let the base of the bowl touch the water). Stir the mixture until smooth.
  3. Remove the bowl from the heat and gently stir in the cornflakes until all of the cereal is coated in the chocolate.
  4. Divide the mixture between the paper cases and press 3 chocolate eggs into the centre of each nest. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour, or until completely set.

Activity 3: Play a board game

      

Try to focus on games that have an emphasis on turn taking. Talk about who's turn it is now and who's turn it will be next.

 

Activity 4: Drawing and Designing Eggs  ( You will need paper and pens/ pencils)

     

  • Draw a large egg shape on your paper.
  • Decorate the egg with wavy and zig zag lines, circles and hearts as well as anything else you can think of.
  • Colour in the different parts of your egg.
  • Carefully cut out your egg shape.

 

Activity 5: Egg and Spoon Races

     

Using hard boiled eggs or small balls hold egg and spoon races with your family. These can happen in your garden or in a clear area in your home whatever is best.

 

Week 4 Activities: 13/04/20 - 17/04/20

Activity 1: Make a shaker (You will need dried pasta/ rice, pots or bottles & tape/ glue)

     

  1. Make sure that your container is clean and dry.
  2. Put enough pasta or rice in that it can still move. Fill it no more than half way.
  3. Use glue or tape to secure your pots together or bottle top on.
  4. Decorate the outside with anything you would like.
  5. Shake your shaker.

 

Activity 2:  Make a pattern ( You will need different objects, paper, pens/ pencils/ paints)

  1. Using paint or pens and pencils to either print or draw around different objects.
  2. Think about what might come next. Your  pattern could go square, circle, square circle.
  3. Describe your pattern. Try to make it go round the whole page.

 

Activity 3: Play hide and seek

     

Along with as many people as you have at home to play have a game of hide and seek. Think carefully about where you are going to hide. 

Use positional language to describe where you were hiding.

  • I was hiding under the ...
  • I was hiding in the ...
  • I was hiding behind the ...

 

Activity 4: Floating and Sinking (You will need a bath or a container filled with water)

     

  • What is floating?
  • What is sinking?
  • How do we know if something will float or sink?

Search the house for objects that can safely get wet. Predict whether they will float or sink.

  • Why do you think this?

Test the objects in your bath or water filled container. 

  • Were you right or wrong?
  • Why do you think that happened?

 

Activity 5: Star Jumps

       

See how many star jumps you can do in 30 seconds.

Count your jumps or ask an adult to help.

Talk about how long 30 seconds is. Does it feel like  a long time?

 See if you can do even more next time.

 

Week 5 Activities: 20/04/20 - 24/04/20

Activity 1: Play a board game

    

Try to  choose games with dice. Count the spots each time it is rolled.

  • Is this number bigger or smaller than last time?
  • Who rolled the biggest number?
  • Who rolled the smallest number?

 

Activity 2: Collecting objects of a certain colour

    

See how many red objects you can find --- See how many blue objects you can find

See how many green objects you can find --- See how many pink objects you can find

  • Which colour has the most objects?
  • Which colour has the least objects?
  • How many would you have if you had one more? 
  • How many would you have if you had one less?
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Activity 3: Use your toys to tell a story

  

Help your child to tell a story using their toys by asking questions that will extend their ideas and continue their play.

  • What happens to (toy/ character)?
  • Why did they do that?

 

Activity 4: Shape hunt

               

Find 5 squares around the house.

  • How do you know it is a square?
  • How many sides does it have?
  • How many corners does it have?

Try this activity with other shapes. Keep trying to ask and answers the questions.

 

Activity 5: Look out of the window

     

Look out of the window and use positional language to describe where different things are and what they are doing.

  • The car is next to the post box.
  • The bird is on the roof
  • The cat is in the tree

 

Week 6 Activities: 27/04/20 - 01/05/20

Activity 1: Animal, bird & insect hunt

    

While out in your garden or outside for your daily exercise look for any animals, birds & insects that are around. You may have to move some logs and leaves to find some creatures.

  • What have you found?
  • Where was it?
  • What was it doing?

 

Activity 2: Communicate with someone you can't visit at the moment

    

While we are all stuck in there are lots of people in our families and lots of our friends that we cannot see. Why not draw a picture or write a letter to someone showing or telling them what you have been up to? You could even post it when you next go out so that they receive some post. They might even send you something back.

 

Activity 3: Set up a toy shop ( you will need 1p  coins, toys, price tags)

    

  • Collect 10 toys and give each of them a price tag from 1p up to 10p.
  • Child chooses one toy at a time looks at the number and counts out that many 1p coins.
  • Take it is turns being the shopkeeper and the customer each person should count the coins each time.
  • Use only 1p coins

 

Activity 4: Counting with actions

  • Write the numbers from 1 to 10 on cards and put them into a bag or a box
  • Child takes out a card and says what number it shows.
  • Perform that number of actions eg. star jumps, claps, knee taps, squats

 

Activity 5: Phonics (you will need objects beginning with 's' and 'd')

     

  • Place objects beginning with an 's' or a 'd' into a bag or a box.
  • Take one out at a time, child says the objects name and then if it starts with an 's' phoneme (sound) or a 'd' phoneme (sound)
  • Children must use the sound of the letter not the letter name.
  • Sort the objects into two groups. One for 's' and one for 'd'

 

Week 7: 04/05/20 - 08/05/20

Activity 1: Create a worm farm

The RHS has shared instructions on how to create your own worm farm (wormery) and care for the worms you have in there. Click the picture below to go to the instructions.

 

Activity 2: Bubbles

Use bubble mixture or washing up liquid mixed with water to try to create bubbles. You can use different objects to try blowing them.... bracelets, toilet roll tubes, even your hands. Why not try adding a small amount of food colouring to your bubble mixture.

What happens if you blow gently?

What happens if you blow hard?

 

Activity 3: Write a letter or an email to Mrs Gilbert or Mr Roake

     

email: office@fhi.hounslow.sch.uk

Last week we asked you to draw a picture or write a letter to someone you are missing. This week we would like you to write a letter or an email to Mrs Gilbert or Mr Roake.

Use this as an opportunity to practise letter shapes.

Use this chance to practise writing your name.

Parents: Do not get children to copy writing or trace over letter shapes.

Parents: Do allow your child to tell you what they have written and then write it below.

 

Mr Roake or Mrs Gilbert will answer every message that they recieve. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Activity 4: Boxes and counting objects

  • Find a container that's not to big and not to small.
  • Fill it with objects from around the house.
  • Once full count out how many objects you could fit in the container.
  • Put the objects and start again.
  • Is the number more or less than last time?

 

Activity 5: Flipgrid

Login details will be emailed this week

Start using the Flipgrid app or website in order to complete tasks set on there. Make sure to check back often and don't forget to watch your friends videos. There are links below to the website and the app on the google play store and the apple app store.

    

 

Activity 6: Watch Mrs Cozens story

 

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Week 8: 11/05/20 - 15/05/20

Activity 1: Flipgrid

Continue using the Flipgrid app or website in order to complete tasks set on there. Make sure to check back often and don't forget to watch your friends videos. Mrs Gilbert and Mr Roake are replying to videos on a regular basis so check back after you have added a video to see what they say. There are links below to the website and the app on the google play store and the apple app store.

    

 

Activity 2: Watch Mrs Cozens story then make, paint or draw a butterfly

 

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Once you have watched the story create your own butterfly different resources.

 

Activity 3: Children to cut out shapes and using them to make a picture.

   

  • Adults draw a variety of circles, squares, triangles and oblongs.
  • Children to cut around them carefully.
  • Position the cut out shapes onto a piece of paper to make a picture.
  • Remind children of shape names during the activity.

 

Activity 4: Snail hunt

    

  • Look for snails either in your garden or while out for your daily exercise.
  • Count how many each person finds.
  • Who has found the most?
  • Who has found the least?

 

Week 9: 18/05/20 - 22/05/20

Activity 1: Watch Mr Roake's Story

 

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Activity 2: Make A House For The Three Little Pigs

  • Use objects from around your home or use art and craft materials to make a house for the three little pigs.
  • Think about what materials would be strong and make a good house.

 

Activity 3: Collect sets of objects

      

The three little pigs all have their nice new houses but need things to fill them up and all have to have the same things.

  • Try to find
  • 3 cups,
  • 3 plates,
  • 3 sets of cutlery, &
  • 3 of anything else you think they might want.

 

Activity 4: Phonics hunt

     

  • Search for items that start with either an 's' or a 'p' phoneme (sound)
  • Get your child to name each item.
  • Ask whether they think it starts with an 's' or a 'p' phoneme (sound)
  • Sort the items into two groups one for 's' and one for 'p'

 

Activity 5: Flipgrid

Continue using the Flipgrid app or website in order to complete tasks set on there. Make sure to check back often and don't forget to watch your friends videos. Mrs Gilbert and Mr Roake are replying to videos on a regular basis so check back after you have added a video to see what they say. There are links below to the website and the app on the google play store and the apple app store.

    

 

Week 10: 01/06/20 - 05/06/20

Activity 1: Watch part of the videos of the caterpillars below

 

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Activity 2: Talk about the changes between the videos

  • What is different?
  • What is the same?
  • Why do you think the caterpillars have changed?
  • What will happen next?
  • Reply on Flipgrid with what your thoughts.

 

Activity 3: Create a model of a bug

 

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Try to create a bug, this could be a caterpillar, a butterfly, a ladybird or any other creature that you can think of.

 

Activity 4: Reply to a friends video on Flipgrid

Well done to everyone for sending so many videos on Flipgrid. Mrs Gilbert and Mr Roake have been kept very busy replying to each video posted. Now we want you to start replying to your friends. Say something nice about what they are doing, join in with their song, let them know that you haven't forgotten each other while we are stuck at home.

    

 

Activity 5: Create your own version of the very hungry caterpillar

Think of another animal that you could tell a similar story about.

It doesn't haven't to completely change but might simply grow.

Think about what it might eat.

 

Week 11: 08/06/20 - 12/06/20

Activity 1: Counting groups of objects

  • Write numbers from 1 - 10 on pieces of paper or card and leave them face down on the floor.
  • Ask your child to choose one of the hidden numbers and see if they can recognise what number it is.
  • Ask your child to find that many objects from the area around them. This could be toys, pencils, books, cushions, whatever is to hand.
  • Get them to count the objects pointing to each object as they say the number name checking they have collected enough.

 

Activity 2: Practise mark making/ writing

  

  • Encourage your child to draw a picture of to write something. It does not matter if it is not clear or legible.
  • Make sure that they are not just scribbling.
  • Encourage them to correctly hold the pencil/ pen.
  • Let them tell you what it is/ what is says. 

 

Activity 3: Insect hunt

  • Now that the weather is starting to change see what different kinds of bugs and insects you can find. This might involve going out for a walk in the rain and in the sun.
  • Why do you think there are different insects out and different times?
  • What weather do you think (insect) enjoys? Why?

 

Activity 4: Keep checking and updating Flipgrid

New activities and tasks are being added to Flipgrid on a regular basis. Make sure you check the app and look at all of the different activities for you to complete.

    

 

 

Week 12: 15/06/20 - 19/06/20

Activity 1: Watch the butterflies being released

The cocoons have opened and we have lots of butterflies fluttering about or net. As lovely as they are we cannot keep them forever so Mr Roake, Mrs Gilbert and the reception children have set them free. Watch the video to see them flying away.

 

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Activity 2:  Create a butterfly picture

   

Fold a piece of paper in half

Paint half of a butterfly up to the fold in the paper.

Close the paper and press it together so that the paint is now on both sides.

Carefully open up the paper and look at the amazing butterfly you have created.

 

Activity 3: Phonics (you will need objects beginning with 'b' and 'c')

     

  • Place objects beginning with an 'b' or a 'c' into a bag or a box.
  • Take one out at a time, child says the objects name and then if it starts with an 'b' phoneme (sound) or a 'c' phoneme (sound)
  • Children must use the sound of the letter not the letter name.
  • Sort the objects into two groups. One for 'b' and one for 'c'

 

Activity 4: Keep checking and updating Flipgrid

New activities and tasks are being added to Flipgrid on a regular basis. Make sure you check the app and look at all of the different activities for you to complete.

    

 

Week 13: 22/06/20 - 26/06/20

Activity 1: Collect different objects and draw around them.

          

  • Collect various objects from around the house.
  • Try to make sure these all have a hard edge.
  • Draw around the outside
  • What shape have you drawn?
  • How do you know?

 

Activity 2: Go for a walk in the local park and collect different leaves.

As the weather is meant to be nice this week, it is the perfect opportunity to head out to your local park and to collect different shaped leaves.

Use the leaves you have collected to make a collage. You could line them up, layer them on top of each other, spiral them around the page or come up with your own idea.

 

Activity 3: Bat and ball or throwing and catching

Practise hitting a ball that has been thrown to you.

  • Hold the bat in one hand if possible and make sure to watch the ball not the bat.

Practise throwing and catching.

  • Use two hands to throw and catch the ball, try to catch it by pulling it into your chest.

 

Activity 4: Complete the new activities on Flipgrid and keep checking back for more

New activities and tasks are being added to Flipgrid on a regular basis. Make sure you check the app and look at all of the different activities for you to complete.

    

 

 

Week 14: 29/06/20 - 03/07/20

Activity 1: Planting and Growing

 

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With shops and garden centres heading back to normal and the weather being nice it is time to start planting and growing.

Choose some seeds that will grow in the coming months there are lots of options and you could even eat a lot of what you grow if you choose the right seeds. Below are some good options.

  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Peas
  • Salad onions
  • Sunflowers

 

Activity 2: Build a Bug Hotel

Bug hotel's are a great way of encouraging wildlife into your garden and a great talking point with children and the RSPB have instructions on how to build one of your very own. Click here or on the image above to go to the instructions.

 

Activity 3: Create rubbings of different objects and surfaces#

     

Using paper and crayons find different object to create rubbings of.

  1. Place piece of paper on the top of the object or surface
  2. Gently rub the crayon over the top of the object.
  3. repeat with different objects and create a collage of all of the different rubbings you have made.

 

Activity 4: Make your own Paper Mache Piggy Bank

You will need

  • Balloon
  • Newspaper
  • White Glue
  • Water
  • Empty toilet tubes
  • Paint

 

 

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Watch the video and follow the instructions to make your own paper mache piggy bank to start saving your money in.

 

Activity 5: Complete the new activities on Flipgrid 

Mr Roake and Mrs Gilbert are going to catch up on all the videos you have added recently and reply to each one. Make sure to check back to see what they have to say.

New activities and tasks are being added to Flipgrid on a regular basis. Make sure you check the app and look at all of the different activities for you to complete.

    

 

Week 15: 06/07/20 - 10/07/20

Activity 1: Write a letter or draw a picture for you reception class teacher

     

Sadly it looks like we are not going to get back to nursery before the summer holidays and so when you return in September you will be in reception in a new class with a new teacher. Draw a picture or write a letter for them and look out for more activities that will help introduce you to them on the website and on Flipgrid.

 

 

Activity 2: Create a new creature

      

    

The above creatures have been create using books by Axel Scheffler. See if you can create your own new creature. 

What would it be called?

What would it be good at?

What would it be not so good at?

 

Activity 3: Complete the new activities on Flipgrid 

Mr Roake and Mrs Gilbert are going to catch up on all the videos you have added recently and reply to each one. Make sure to check back to see what they have to say.

New activities and tasks are being added to Flipgrid on a regular basis. Make sure you check the app and look at all of the different activities for you to complete.