I hope you are staying well and coping with lockdown. I hope your child is being good.
Please find some lesson ideas below.
1 Mathematical Development : To count objects accurately
Practise counting objects. You can use everyday items such as sweets, fruit, spoons, small toys.
Remember to put the items in a line first and point to each one with your finger or a stick as you count it.
Don’t forget to check your counting just in case you made a mistake.
Here are some of the counting songs we use regularly in Nursery:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdDypyS_5zE Ten in the Bed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGetqbqDVaA Big Numbers Song (count to 100)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq4UAss33qA Count and Move (1-20)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0ooQv7oHvw Ten Green Bottles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E3p_51tJx0 Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNw1SSz18Gg How many fingers on one hand?
2 Personal Social Emotional Development: To be aware of behavioural expectations
Watch the song below and join in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOrC64u_Qjc Please and Thank you
Encourage your child to say ‘Please’….’Thank you’ … ‘You’re welcome’ throughout each day.
Praise them for their lovely manners when they do so.
Also encourage them to say ‘Please can you help me?’ when they need help rather than just using gestures or crying.
3 Physical Development: To explore different ways of moving
Practise skipping around (hopping on one foot and then the other alternately)
Join in with moving and dancing to the following songs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCfWmlnJl-A The Animal Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRjsyzbvqsc Hop Little Bunnies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8s8siPE3Ms Skip to my Lou
(Your child may know different actions to the ones used in the video for this one)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by5sTzh67fU Chinese New Year Dragon song
4 Expressive Arts and Design: To begin to describe the texture of things
Feel everyday objects e.g cotton wool, book, plate, teddy bear
and materials e.g jam, butter, cornflakes.
Encourage your child to say ‘It feels….’
and use words such as soft, hard, smooth, bumpy, prickly, slippery to describe each one.
5 Literacy : To show awareness of rhyme
Watch the following rhymes and find the rhyming words
Try pausing the video so that your child has to shout out the rhyming word before it plays.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGgsklW-mtg&t=8s Hickory Dickory Dock e.g dock clock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrv495corBc Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall e.g wall fall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6fwkxtp4bw Incy Wincy Spider e.g spot out
See if your child can think of words that rhyme with each number word. This is for the oldest children only.
1 bun gun fun run sun
2 boo do goo loo moo poo to you zoo shoe blue true
3 bee he me knee see tea she tree flea
4 door more poor roar soar tore wore your
5 dive hive jive live
6 kicks licks mix picks sticks ticks
8 date gate hate Kate late mate wait
9 line mine wine
10 Ben den hen men pen when
Finally some reminders….
Share stories and non-fiction books with your child, cook with them and explore in the garden if you are lucky enough to have one.
Talk,talk, talk with them.
MAKE LEARNING FUN at all times.
Please do not give your child endless worksheets that are of no value at this age for nearly all of the class.
Have fun drawing to develop their pen control.