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Over the next few weeks, there will be daily updates on this page of the learning you can do each day whilst at home. 

Please keep in touch with Miss Dowsett through Tapestry / the nursery email: nursery@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk 

 Remember, log into Tapestry each morning to get your work and share what is done through the Observations section of the program, happy learning! 

 

Friday 12th February:

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

 

Welcome

 

 

Good morning and welcome to today’s home learning plan.

 

For each lesson just click on the weblinks below to watch the videos and then complete the tasks at home with your children.

 

To submit work, please just ‘add observation’ within Tapestry. Here you can upload pictures or videos of the work your children do at home.

 

Take care and happy learning!

 

 

Phonics / English

 

 

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

Alphabet Song - ABC Song UK ZED Version! Learn the Alphabet, British English ABC Songs - YouTube

 

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session: https://youtu.be/Il34tUTvrF4

 

 

 

Today is Metal Mike’s last day and he is playing a game of I spy 😊

 

He will be helping us to blend our sounds together to make words

Reading

Today’s story is: Chocolate mouse for greedy goose.

https://youtu.be/Wd-Tu9JKHUE

 

Miss Dowsett reading today’s story for you to listen to / share with your family 😊

Maths

 

Miss D: https://youtu.be/B5hzyZrXbdY

Games:

Counting from 1 to 10 - BBC Bitesize

Helicopter Rescue - Mental Maths for 4 to 8 Year Olds (topmarks.co.uk)

Learn to Count up to 10 with Underwater Counting Maths Game (topmarks.co.uk)

 

Watch Miss Dowsett’s video, about numbers & counting and then choose a game opposite to play if you like.

 

Prime area of learning:

Physical development

Why not have a chat with your children today about all of the wintery things they might see on your next walk, then create a simple grid like the one opposite for you and your little one, then you can have a game of bingo on your next walk or looking out of the window or in your garden if you have one.

 

Encourage your child to draw the lines for their grid and do their own writing – whether that be copying your words or mark making lines and circles.

 

Physical Activity

 

 

 

 

Do the Funky Robot - Robot Dance Kids Song | Actions Songs for Kids - YouTube

Dance like a robot – one of Metal Mikes favourite dances 😊

Thursday 11th February:

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

 

Welcome

 

 

Good morning and welcome to today’s home learning plan.

 

For each lesson just click on the weblinks below to watch the videos and then complete the tasks at home with your children.

 

To submit work, please just ‘add observation’ within Tapestry. Here you can upload pictures or videos of the work your children do at home.

 

Take care and happy learning!

 

 

Phonics / English

 

 

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

Alphabet Song - ABC Song UK ZED Version! Learn the Alphabet, British English ABC Songs - YouTube

 

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session: https://youtu.be/7vdEog8Vs2w

 

 

 

Today Metal Mike is back 😊

 

He will be helping us to blend our sounds together to make words

Reading

Today’s story is: Run round bear

https://youtu.be/geXu9WSVbZo

 

Miss Dowsett reading today’s story for you to listen to / share with your family 😊

Maths

 

 https://youtu.be/zpDVYaG1GbQ

 

2D Shapes - BBC Bitesize

Watch Miss Dowsett’s video, about shapes and have a go at making the shape monsters then you could try the online shape game opposite.

 

Prime area of learning:

Physical development

 

After experiencing the snow this week I thought this might be a nice activity to try – this is an edible recipe too so no waste!

Recipe:

3 cups of flour

1 cup of cold water

1 tablespoon oil (olive oil, sunflower oil or rapeseed oil)


The flour, water and oil combination alone makes a good dough to play with, but if your little one wants to eat it you could also include some chopped herbs, food colouring, spices, chopped fruit or grated cheese.  Currants make for great eyes or buttons.

Once your little one has created their snow persons, you can then bake and eat them. 
 

Physical Activity

 

 

 

 

Brain Break ♫ Exercise Song for Kids ♫ Fitness Songs Kids ♫ Move with Me ♫ The Learning Station - YouTube

Get moving with the learning station, keeping fit can be so much fun and a healthy body and mind is what we all need so have fun

Wednesday 10th February:

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

Welcome

 

 

Good morning and welcome to today’s home learning plan.

Today is a little bit different, so watch the introduction video carefully to explain what to do today:

https://youtu.be/gRR58n_dd8s

To submit work, please just ‘add observation’ within Tapestry. Here you can upload pictures or videos of the work your children do at home.

Take care and happy learning!

Challenge Day

Today we challenge you to get Creative!

 

Think back on all the different things you have done this half term and then you can choose what you want to do to show of what you have learned.

 

It might include:

  • Junk Modelling
  • Story telling
  • A puppet show
  • Painting / Drawing
  • A dance
  • Sharing your knowledge of –
  •      Tony the Taxi driver
  •      Bertha the Bus at the zoo
  •      Metal Mike  
  • Number / colour / shape work

 

There is so much to choose from!

You could retell a favourite story with your own pictures words, dancing or actions?

You could use things around your house to create a 3D model of Tony, Bertha or Mike?

You could make your own puppets and put on a puppet show?

You could make up a dance or a song to share with us

 

You could share your knowledge and learning in any way you want!

 

So get creative, have fun and share what you do today with us through tapestry.

😊

 

Physical Activity

 

Staying active at home - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZyHXRymaek

 

Exercise in the Jungle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJGqlIa4Dbw

 

How many different ways can you stay active at home?

Tuesday 9th February:

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

 

Welcome

 

 

Good morning and welcome to today’s home learning plan.

 

For each lesson just click on the weblinks below to watch the videos and then complete the tasks at home with your children.

 

To submit work, please just ‘add observation’ within Tapestry. Here you can upload pictures or videos of the work your children do at home.

 

Take care and happy learning!

 

 

Phonics / English

 

 

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

Alphabet Song - ABC Song UK ZED Version! Learn the Alphabet, British English ABC Songs - YouTube

 

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session: https://youtu.be/NgeV0alDWqo

 

 

 

Today Metal Mike is back 😊

 

He will be helping us to blend our sounds together to make words

Reading

Today’s story is: Walter’s wonderful web

https://youtu.be/fqyOuMy0VXM

Miss Dowsett reading today’s story for you to listen to / share with your family 😊

Maths

 

Miss D: https://youtu.be/oAWM4yemiLI

Twirlyscreen - CBeebies - BBC

Tinpo's Shape Sorter - CBeebies - BBC

For todays activity you will need: paper, pens, scissors, choose a shape and you will need a big and little one……

Watch Miss Dowsett’s video, about shapes and then make a shape pattern picture.

 

Then you could watch the twirly screen and see if you can guess the shape or play Tinpos shape sorting game.

Prime area of learning:

Communication & Language

 

Curious George . Build-a-Bot | PBS KIDS

See if you can follow the instructions to build a robot

Physical Activity

 

Koo Koo Kanga Roo - Dinosaur Stomp (Dance-A-Long) - YouTube

Can you stomp like a dinosaur?

 

 

Monday 8th February: 

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

 

Welcome

 

 

Good morning and welcome to today’s home learning plan.

 

For each lesson just click on the weblinks below to watch the videos and then complete the tasks at home with your children.

 

To submit work, please just ‘add observation’ within Tapestry. Here you can upload pictures or videos of the work your children do at home.

 

Take care and happy learning!

 

 

Phonics / English

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

Alphabet Song - ABC Song UK ZED Version! Learn the Alphabet, British English ABC Songs - YouTube

 

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session: https://youtu.be/aaBwhZaFuwE

 

Today Metal Mike is back 😊

 

He will be helping us to blend our sounds together to make words

Reading

Todays story is all about Borris a lovable monster.

https://youtu.be/f-TG6LgMtEo

 

Miss Dowsett reading today’s story for you to listen to / share with your family 😊

Maths

 

https://youtu.be/y1o4U5PLfmw

Shape Patterns (topmarks.co.uk)

For todays activity you will need: paper, pens, scissors, shapes to draw around – a circle, square, triangle & rectangle

 

Watch Miss Dowsett’s video, about shapes and then make a shape picture.

 

You could then try the shape pattern game on topmarks

 

Prime area of learning:

Communication & Language

EYFS. Listening skills - 1: Weather - BBC Teach

A nice listening game, to help keep your listening ears working

😊

 

Physical Activity

 

 

 

 

Jungle Exercise for Kids | Indoor workout for Children | No Equipment PE Lesson for Kids - YouTube

I found a fun workout for you all to try at home – just like you are in the jungle!

 

You might need a drink as you will be jumping & hopping and swinging like the animals in the jungle.

Friday 29.1.2021:

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

 

Welcome

 

 

https://youtu.be/89WrwvQTcVw

 

Keep your emails and photos coming J

The nursery email address is:

Nursery@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk

 

Phonics / English

 

 

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= wskIXr8hfWA

 

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session: Yr N letters & sounds 29 1 2021 - YouTube

 

Today’s song:

Magic box,

What’s inside,

What’s the secret that you hide?

Is it a ball, bunny or book,

Open up & take a look…..

 

The final day of our song of the week – make sure you sing along!

 

 

The children will begin to hear sounds blending them to make words.

Reading

When you listen to the story, see if you can join in with words you know.

https://youtu.be/hf2vrz05jLY

Miss Dowsett reading todays story

Maths

 

Yr N maths 29 1 2021 - YouTube

 

 

Bingo sheet attached.

Sid the Science Kid . Games . Sorting Box | PBS KIDS

 

Watch Miss Dowsett’s video.

Today we are going to have a game of bingo!

 

Then have a go at sorting the colours into the correct boxes

Prime area of learning:

Communication & Language

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= a8gSVYqdoDE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=1ICyEjc16Ss

 

 

 

The story opposite isn’t really about being grumpy, it is more about being patient – another valuable skill we have to learn.

I have included a link to the traffic light game we play at nursery, this is a great way of helping to develop patience.

 

Physical Activity

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40SZl84Lr7A

 

 

Yoga helps children manage their anxiety. ...

  • improves children's emotional regulation. ...
  • boosts children's self-esteem. ...
  •  increases children's body awareness and mindfulness.
  • enhances children's concentration and memory. ...
  • develops children's strength and flexibility

 

Time to join in with today’s physical activity – have fun!

 

Thursday 28.1.2021:

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

Welcome

 

https://youtu.be/sncY0CKlUuk

Keep your emails and photos coming J

The nursery email address is:

Nursery@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk

 

Phonics / English

 

 

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wskIXr8hfWA

 

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session:

https://youtu.be/H7fcGt_J8ps

 

Keep practicing our song of the week using the link ß

 

The children will begin to hear sounds blending them to make words.

Reading

https://youtu.be/w8nE6Snacf8

Watch the video again but this time put Miss Dowsett on mute and see if you can tell the story in your own words instead.

 

 

Miss Dowsett reading a story

Maths

 

Mrs D: https://youtu.be/SDhFfRYyuYs

 

 

Shape Monsters - 2D Shapes Matching Game (topmarks.co.uk)

 

Watch Miss Dowsett’s video about guessing the object and then have your turn at wrapping some objects for your family to guess.

 

Then have a go at the shape matching game.

 

Prime area of learning:

Communication & Language

 

 

Would you rather ❓by John Burningham..... R e a d ..... By Miss Jackson - YouTube

Decision making is an important part of daily life.

 

Listen to the story opposite, you & your child can choose an option but explaining why, this is something that you can do throughout the day for example “I’m feeling cols, so what can I do to feel warmer? I know, I’ll put my jumper on.”

 

Physical Activity

 

 

 

 

Debbie Doo & Friends! - Let's Star Jump! - Dance Song For Children - YouTube

 

GO BANANAS - THE LEARNING STATION - YouTube

 

Jump Up, Bend Down ♫ Exercise Song for Kids ♫ Action Dance Song ♫ Kids Songs by The Learning Station - YouTube

 

Dance with Debbie Doo today to stay active  or, go bananas at the learning station! 😊

 

 

 

Wednesday 27.1.2021:

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

 

Welcome

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/qSnR5wDGgTE

Keep your emails and photos coming J

The nursery email address is:

Nursery@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk

 

Phonics / English

 

 

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws kIXr8hfWA

 

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session here:

https://youtu.be/DF_IfxWViwQ

 

We have a new song  this week J

 

The children will begin to hear words and blend the sounds to make words.

Reading

https://youtu.be/mdvhAL7MGxU

Can you remember what happened at the beginning of the story?

What did the caterpillar do every day?

Which day did the caterpillar eat all the different types of food?

What happened at the end of the story?

Miss Dowsett reading today’s story

 

 

Maths

 

https://youtu.be/fU_VNGNbqH4

Ice shapes

 

Tinpo's Shape Sorter - CBeebies - BBC

 

Fun Experiment with Frozen Water | Kids Science | AD - YouTube

 

The Shapes Dance! (NEW) - Mister Maker - YouTube

 

Watch Miss Dowsett’s

Shape ice experiment and then carry out your own experiment, the link opposite is a good one to try!

 

Or you could watch the dancing shapes and see if you remember their names.

Prime area of learning:

Communication & Language

 

 Nursery Rhymes and Songs - A to Z - BBC Teach

Singing songs is a great way to remember words and sounds and is great fun!

 

The link has an a-z list of nursery rhymes for you to choose from!

Physical Activity

 

 

 

 

The Wiggles: Can You (Point Your Fingers and Do The Twist?) | Kids Songs - YouTube

 

 

Dingle Dangle Scarecrow - YouTube

 

If You're Happy And You Know It - YouTube

Can you join in with the wiggles to do the twist?

 

The other video links are songs / dances you may know that will keep you fit and moving! 😊

 

Tuesday 26.1.2021:

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

Welcome

https://youtu.be/mjoj2_YgFco

 

Keep your emails and photos coming J

The nursery email address is:

Nursery@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk

Phonics

 

 

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w skIXr8hfWA

 

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session:

https://youtu.be/_865tg0I9MY

 

You will need a mirror for today’s activity

We have a new song to start us off this week J

 

Today the children will be learning to distinguish between differences in their vocal sounds

Reading

https://youtu.be/oF8smDUSAr0

Miss Dowsett reading today’s story

Maths

 

Mrs Dowsett: https://youtu.be/2AYAdNRg-3U

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles /bing-learn-colours-with-bing

 

Watch Miss Dowsett’s colour matching game.

Then play an online game all about colours with Bing

Prime area of learning:

Communication & Language

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 4aCmtm0P1no

 

 

This is a great game to develop concentration & memory, you could watch the video and then play the game using your own items.

A great way to teach your child new words is to hide an unusual object that they may not yet know the name of.

Physical Activity

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= _rV_tR6ij6Y

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= mFJuCpbKe_A

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= sgXpX6tU3mc

Enjoys joining in with dancing & moves rhythmically.

 

Developing gross & fine motor skills such as tip toeing, stretching, running, star jumps &   crawling

 

Monday 25.1.2021:

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

Welcome

 

 

https://youtu.be/gQaK87-HC1E

 

Keep your emails and photos coming J

The nursery email address is:

Nursery@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk

Phonics / English

 

 

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wskIXr8hfWA

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session: https://youtu.be/87QYZcCwOrQ

We have a new song to start us off this week J

 

Today the children will be learning to distinguish between differences in their vocal sounds

Reading

https://youtu.be/tDE19pIaifk

After the story, talk to your grownups about the characters.

Were they nice? Who was kind? Who was your favourite character?

Can you guess which character was Miss Dowsett’s favourite character?

Miss Dowsett reading a story

Maths

 

https://youtu.be/k6Lj5In7iTE

 

Watch Miss Dowsett’s video and then have your turn.

Activity cards attached J

 

Prime area of learning:

Communication & Language

 

 https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/ game/whats-behind-the-door?phase=1

 

Listening and responding appropriately is a skill we develop all through our lives.

 

The game in the link is a fun way of helping your child develop their listening & attention skills.

 

Physical Activity

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= Qgq8nZqYNmE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= KR2pvbZDhuY

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= EAPmy1SxDdQ

 

 

A range of videos to choose from today (or do more than one if you want to!)

They all encourage the children to join in with dancing & move rhythmically.

 

 

Friday 22.1.2021:

Fridays virtual assembly: https://youtu.be/vGqwWQfsjNQ

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

Welcome

 

 

https://youtu.be/58qK0UZFC0Y

 

Keep your emails and photos coming 

The nursery email address is:

Nursery@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk

Phonics / English

 

 

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC6wQQHo8uU

 

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session: https://youtu.be/U4sPXiwecdU

 

It’s a new song this week:

Tony the taxi is going to town,

What will he see as he drives along?

We continue to learn about alliteration – understanding when words start with the same sounds / letters

Reading

https://youtu.be/DfFNXmJmGSg

 

Miss Dowsett reading today’s story

Maths

 

Mrs Dowsett:

https://youtu.be/XMRkB_958G4

 

Interactive game:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

 

Watch & join in with Miss Dowsett’s number song, then have a go at the interactive game (link opposite)

Prime area of learning:

Health & self-care

 

Fine motor skills

Keep encouraging your child to put on their own coat and shoes, once they have mastered this add a new piece of clothing each week.

 

Today’s fine motor developing activity:

I have included some pictures for ideas.

These activities are hopefully using things you will find at home, choose a couple and have fun J

Pictures attached for ideas for todays activities 😊

Physical Activity

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyD_TkhXZSc

 

Yoga helps children manage their anxiety. ...

  • improves children's emotional regulation. ...
  • boosts children's self-esteem. ...
  •  increases children's body awareness and mindfulness. ...
  • enhances children's concentration and memory. ...
  • develops children's strength and flexibility

 

Develop gross & fine motor skills

 

 

Thursday 21.1.2021:

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

Welcome

 

 

https://youtu.be/tH9JPAVdEF8

 

Keep your emails and photos coming J

The nursery email address is:

Nursery@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk

Phonics / English

 

 

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC6wQQHo8uU

 

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session:

https://youtu.be/0KiH-_aJxN8

It’s a new song this week:

Tony the taxi is going to town,

What will he see as he drives along?

We continue to learn about alliteration – understanding when words start with the same sounds / letters

Reading

https://youtu.be/kVKk4Irvo24

Miss Dowsett reading a story

Maths

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/ferne-and-rory-counting-song

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/space-counting-quiz

 

The maths game is attached to the plan or you could play a counting game of your own.

I have included a link for a counting game if you prefer.

Listen to the number song on cbeebies then

 

Play a counting game of I spy…..

(attached to the plan)

Prime area of learning:

Health & self-care

 

Fine motor skills

Keep encouraging your child to put on their own coat and shoes, once they have mastered this add a new piece of clothing each week.

Why not today try one of these…….

Let your child help to make some play dough, this will be great fun and fantastic for developing their physical skills, recipe attached.

Make their own toast, crackers or a sandwich – spreading the butter will be a great way of developing their muscles and a great life skill 😊

Play dough recipe

2 cups plain flour

1 cup of salt

1 cup of warm water

1 tablespoon of oil

Food colouring or paint for the colour of your choice

Physical Activity

 

 

 

 

"If Animals Danced" - Dance Song for Kids with actions! - YouTube

 

Debbie Doo & Friends - The Freeze - Dance Song For Children - YouTube

 

 

Debbie Doo & Friends! - Let's Star Jump! - Dance Song For Children - YouTube

Dancing and moving rhythmically  today 😊

You can also develop gross & fine motor skills by such activities as tip-toeing, stretching, running, star jumps &  crawling

 

Wednesday 20.1.2021:

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

Welcome

 

 

https://youtu.be/kutA-s1di0w

Keep your emails and photos coming J

The nursery email address is:

Nursery@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk

Phonics / English

 

 

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC6wQQHo8uU

 

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session:

https://youtu.be/ZlRag4FNnHs

 

It’s a new song this week:

Tony the taxi is going to town,

What will he see as he drives along?

Today the children will be learning all about alliteration – recognising when words start with the same letters / sounds

 

 

 

Reading

https://youtu.be/a_21_r-_U3M

 

Miss Dowsett reading a story

Maths

 

https://youtu.be/DfBdMBSur44

 

 

Count & sing along to Miss Dowsett’s song about germs.

Prime area of learning:

Health & self-care

 

Attached is a bear template for you to make a bear mask or cut into pieces and stick back together like a puzzle.

Fine motor – cutting and sticking

Physical Activity

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u3KnZZkY 3s&pbjreload=101

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a5D3ro3kJc

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ac-xMobPyw

 

 

 

 

Enjoys joining in with dancing & moves rhythmically.

 

Developing gross & fine motor skills such as tip toeing, stretching, running, star jumps &   crawling

 

Tuesday 19.1.2021:

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

Welcome

https://youtu.be/e6JICPeBGzQ

Keep your emails and photos coming

The nursery email address is:

Nursery@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk

Phonics / English

 

 

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC6wQQHo8uU

 

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session:

https://youtu.be/VCuGvJm8x0o

 

It’s a new song this week:

Tony the taxi is going to town,

What will he see as he drives along?

Today the children will be learning about alliteration – recognising when words start with the same sounds / letters.

 

We will start this by singing and practising the letter names, then move onto our song of the week 😊

Reading

https://youtu.be/De555JTIRBU

 

Miss Dowsett reading a story – todays story is…

 

Maths

 

https://youtu.be/D2V1s8NbaT4

 

Go on a number walk finding as many numbers as you can and marking them on the sheet attached…

This can be done in your house, garden or on a local walk if going out for exercise.

Prime area of learning:

Health & self-care

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkx_-f8-LIw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HaRLtKHSK8

At nursery we play the ‘coat game’ you can adapt this at home by putting on a favourite song and before the song has finished we need to have our coats on, this would work for any item of clothing and helps to make it fun!

At nursery, we learn to dress and undress independently with our coats and shoes.

Todays videos will help you practice this at home.

 

Physical Activity

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeeHiO5NM8c

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30ePPeUbwSs

Enjoy joining in with dancing & moving rhythmically today. We are developing gross & fine motor skills by doing such things as tip toeing, stretching, running, star jumps &   crawling

 

Monday 18.1.2021:

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

 

Welcome

 

 

https://youtu.be/V5j721i7Zew

 

Keep your emails and photos coming J

The nursery email address is:

Nursery@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk

 

Phonics / English

 

 

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC6wQQHo8uU

 

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session:

https://youtu.be/Q8WHSs8VgmY

 

It’s a new song this week:

Tony the taxi is going to town,

What will he see as he travels along?

 

To develop an understanding of alliteration

Reading

https://youtu.be/D5NVSvnxAAc

Miss Dowsett reading a story

Maths

 

Mrs D: https://youtu.be/whn5dYcTuoQ

 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

 

After watching the math’s activity and having your turn at the song,

I have included an online counting game if you want to have a go.

 

Prime area of learning:

Physical development

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGlS1RVYryo

Cut and count out 10 strips of paper, if you are feeling very confident with counting and cutting then cut 15 or 20 strips.

Great for developing cutting skills and for aiding fine motor development

Physical Activity

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u3KnZZkY3s

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liHfJ_0EMoQ

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ac-xMobPyw

 

 

 

Enjoys joining in with dancing & moves rhythmically.

 

Developing gross & fine motor skills such as tip toeing, stretching, running, star jumps &   crawling

 

Friday 15.1.2021:

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

Welcome

 

 

https://youtu.be/j_DzBHCk3Rw

 

Keep your emails and photos coming J

The nursery email address is:

Nursery@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk

 

Phonics / English

 

 

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC6wQQHo8uU

 

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session:

https://youtu.be/DNRIoLFMIY4

 

It’s a new song this week:

Bertha the bus is going to the zoo, what or who does she see as she passes through?

…….. a monkey a mouse……

To listen to sounds at the beginning of words and hear the differences between them.

Reading

https://youtu.be/mhO5MrLYhac

Miss Dowsett reading a story

Maths

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thTZW1MPX4I

Object tracing activities

After watching the video it’s yours and your grown-ups turn to draw around the shape objects you find and have fun matching.

Prime area of learning:

Communication & language

Watch the story (above) today so you can do this activity along with the story sequencing cards.

After watching me read the story of Titch, use the sequence cards to retell the story in your own words.

Physical Activity

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSgZl8f5leU

Enjoys joining in with dancing & moves rhythmically.

 

Developing gross & fine motor skills such as tip toeing, stretching, running, star jumps &   crawling

 


Home learning ideas: 

Whilst you are off with your children at this term, there a range of activities that you can do wih your children to help them learn and explore.

Below is a list of activity ideas that will updated regularly, but in addition, there are a range of on-line learning platforms with activity ide for under-5's

Subject

Work activities

Reading

Writing

  • Draw a picture of your family and see if you can write any letters of their names.
  • Sing a song every day
  • Practice writing the letters in your name - write them in lots of different colours 
  • Practice your initial sounds playing I spy online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzUz41TjAmg 
  • Using the same sounds, play I spy with items around your home
  • Try and write the sounds i /n / r / m / n  and draw a picture to go with each sound. 

Maths

Other Challenges

  • Create your own rain cloud-

    ○ Use a plastic container with a lid (e.g. a water bottle) and make small holes on one side. You could stick on cotton wool to decorate. Fill the container with water and watch as the water drips out.

  • Weather sounds (Rainmakers)-

    ○ Provide your child with either a plastic container, bottle or other junk modelling item.

    Pour in a spoon or two of rice or lentils and secure with a bottle lid or sellotape.

  • Take a photo of your work and share it with us: homelearning@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk

Our Foundation Stage provides a balance of play based and adult led learning, which is promoted through enabling environments and positive relationships.

Children do not compartmentalise their learning but learn holistically.  Each child in our school is unique with the vital role of play, child development and the characteristics of effective learning being understood by all members of staff.

These characteristics describe factors which play a central role in a child’s learning. They run through and underpin all 7 areas of learning and development and represent processes rather than outcomes.

The Early Years Foundation Stage is based around four Key Themes, three Prime areas and Four Specific Areas of Learning.


The themes are:

  • A Unique Child - Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Positive Relationships - Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
  • Enabling Environments - The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning.
  • Learning and Development - Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.

The three prime areas are:

  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

The four specific areas are:

  •  Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Parental Support

We encourage parents and carers to also share learning at home with the school. Below you can download and print 'WOW' cards which can be filled in and sent into school with the children when they do something amazing at home or have a 'WOW' moment. 

Transition 

In September, we operate a three week transition period before your child begins their agreed sessions.

  • Week 1:  Home visits are undertaken during the first week of term.
  • Week 2 & 3:  Children attend nursery with reduced hours, increasing to the agreed sessions.

However, every child is unique and some children may need a different settling in period.

In the summer term we start our transition to aid the children’s move to their chosen school.  If your child is staying at Richmond our process runs throughout the summer term.

  • Summer 1:  All reception staff visit weekly forming relationships with the children.
  • Summer 2: All children visit reception weekly, becoming familiar with their new environment.

If your child is moving to another school, your chosen school will contact you and us to inform of their transition process