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I will update these activities/page as often as possible. To all my lovely children and families stay safe xx

 

Week-One-activities (click the link)

Describe and find it (1) Main Purpose: Further development of vocabulary and children’s identification and recollection of differences between sounds

Set up a model farmyard. Describe one of the animals but do not tell the children its name. Say, for example: This animal has horns, four legs and a tail. Ask them to say which animal it is. Ask them to make the noise the animal might make. When they are familiar with the game let individual children take the part of the adult and describe the animal for the others to name.

This activity can be repeated with other sets of objects such as zoo animals, toy sets based on transport (e.g. aeroplane, car, train, bus, boat) and musical instruments. It can be made more challenging by introducing sets of random objects to describe and name.

 

Week-Two-activities (click the link)

I Spy- click the link to find a sheet full of different objects. You can use this to play I spy with the sounds they begin with, or there colour, shape and size. 

Drum outdoors (1) Main purpose: To develop children’s listening skills and awareness of sounds in the environment

Give each child a beater or make drumsticks (Wooden spoon is great for this) Go around the garden and encourage your child to make different sounds on different materials. Talk about the different sounds that they make.

You tube- type in phase one listening games. Can your child identify the different sounds? (There are loads to choose from)

 

 

 

More home Learning Activities 

Home Learning Activities 1

Home Learning Activities 2 

 

There are also lots of activities here:-

www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/home-early-years/home-early-years-home-learning

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/fun-ideas-learning-at-home/

Phonics play – please use the free resources to encourage your child to learn the different sounds and begin to segment and blend words. The games have different levels (phase 1 – 5). If you are unsure what level your child is at, please feel free to ask a member of the reception team. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

Top marks – This is a website with lots of interactive maths games free of charge. Please click onto the Early Years section where you can choose a variety of different games. Some of these are compatible with IPads too!  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37

Jolly Phonics – We use this song to teach the children the different sounds. Each sound has a song and an action which is a good way for your child to remember the sounds. You can listen to Jolly Phonics phase 1 – 5 on YouTube. Here is a link to Jolly Phonics A-Z: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei0iFs5uF6w

Phonics activities you can try at home-

 

Describe and find it (1) Main Purpose: Further development of vocabulary and children’s identification and recollection of differences between sounds

Set up a model farmyard. Describe one of the animals but do not tell the children its name. Say, for example: This animal has horns, four legs and a tail. Ask them to say which animal it is. Ask them to make the noise the animal might make. When they are familiar with the game let individual children take the part of the adult and describe the animal for the others to name.

This activity can be repeated with other sets of objects such as zoo animals, toy sets based on transport (e.g. aeroplane, car, train, bus, boat) and musical instruments. It can be made more challenging by introducing sets of random objects to describe and name.

 

Socks and shakers (1) Main purpose: To make up simple sentences and talk in greater detail about sounds

This is one of our favourites in class!

Partially fill  toes of socks with noisy materials (e.g. rice, peas, pebbles, marbles, shells, coins). Ask your to shake the bottles or socks and identify what is inside from the sound the items make. From the feel and the sound of the noisy materials encourage the children to talk about them. Ask questions such as: Where might we find shells and pebbles?

 

Rhyming books (4) Main purpose: To experience and appreciate rhythm and rhyme and to develop awareness of rhythm and rhyme in speech

If you don’t have access to lots of books at home there are loads online on youtube. Encourage the children to join in with repetitive phrases such as Run, run, as fast as you can, You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man. Wherever possible make the activity multi-sensory to intensify learning and enjoyment.

 

Our sound box/bag (5)

Main purpose: To listen to sounds at the beginning of words and hear the differences between them

Make collections of objects with names beginning with the same sound. Create a song, such as ‘What have we got in our sound box today?’ and then show the objects one at a time. Emphasise the initial sound (e.g. s-s-s-snake, s-s-s-sock, s-s-s-sausage)

If you are not sure how to say the sounds look up Jolly phonics on you tube- it has examples and the jolly jingles we sing in class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have lots of fun playing and learning in Nursery. We have a lovely inside and outside area for children to explore. In July 2018 we were assessed by the local authority and achieved the Early Years Quality Mark in recognition of the high quality teaching and learning that happens every day in our EYFS. 

 

To join our Nursery class you must complete a form from the school office and you will be notified when there are spaces. We run a morning Nursery class, an afternoon nursery class and also have a limited number of 30 hours places for families that are eligible. For everything you need to know about Northcote Nursery please see our booklet.    New Nursery Booklet 2019 

 

Our Nursery staff

Mrs McDermott (Class teacher/EYFS lead)

Mrs Kelshaw (Nursery Nurse)

Mrs Rhoades (Learning support assistant) 

Mrs Grimshaw (Teacher- covering PPA) 

 

Please come back regularly and see all of the fun and exciting activities we do in Nursery. Also, look at our twitter feed which we update regularly. We are looking forward to a busy, and exciting, year ahead with all of our new children and families. 

 

The Nursery Curriculum 

Please see the documents below to find out more about our curriculum in Nursery and the opportunities we offer to our children. It is our intent to ensure that all children have access to a rich, engaging and challenging curriculum within the Nursery classroom, both inside and outside. Speaking and Listening is one of our key focuses and staff are currently taking part in the URLEY project to support the children within our EYFS.

Nursery long term plan

nursery long term phonics plan

Measuring progress in EYFS at Northcote Primary School

Ensuring a smooth transition into Nursery and Reception

Foundation stage policy Sept 2019

 

 

 

 

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