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5 little monkeys

Today our Fox Cubs got creative making monkeys. We really enjoyed using our hands to make handprint monkeys. We continued to explore different nursery rhymes in our environment, listening to the rhymes and acting them out. We practised different types of jumping outside and remembered the Nursery rhyme the wheels on the bus whilst riding our cars.

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Home Learning 24/11/20

Good Morning Nursery!

If you are at home today because you are sick or self isolating please see below for some fun activities. Parents if your child is at nursery today then this is the learning we will do in school.

Let’s begin with a warm up.

Did you recognise the song the children were dancing to? If you listened carefully you would have heard the new nursery rhyme we are learning about today…

Today’s Nursery Rhyme is… 5 Little Monkeys

In this nursery rhyme, we need to practise counting backwards from 5. Use your fingers to help you count backwards…

Now lets practise with some toys. If you have 5 monkeys great! If not, you can use 5 different toys. Now put them on your bed. Can you sing the nursery rhyme and practise making your toys jumping off the bed?

How many toys are left on the bed?

How toys have jumped off?

Can you show me 3 toys jumping on the bed?

Let’s get creative

Today we are going to use our funky fingers and create 5 different monkeys. You may want to use 1 method to make 5 monkeys or if you want the extra challenge try and make 1 monkey of each type!

Number 1…

Number 2…

Let’s use some play dough to make a monkey. Watch the video carefully and see if you can copy how to make the monkey.

Number 3…

This time, we are using paper plates and coloured paper. You could use paint, colouring pencils or pens to help you make your monkey.

Number 4…

Get some pencils and pens and follow the instructions in the video to draw your own monkey.

Number 5…

This time you will need some cardboard tubes, pens or pencils and glue.

Great work boys and girls.

Now it is time to relax and listen to some stories about monkeys.

Story time

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Humpty Dumpty

Today we explored the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. We made Humpty’s to go on our display, and practised our scissor skills by cutting out bricks. Our role play builders yard got us making walls out of blocks and bricks for Humpty Dumpty. We had great fun exploring some more nursery rhymes in our environment.

Here are some photos for today.

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Home Learning 23/11/20

Good Morning Nursery! I hope you all had a lovely weekend.If you are at home today because you are sick or self isolating please see below for some fun activities. Parents if your child is at nursery today then this is the learning we will do in school.

Let’s begin with a warm up.

That warm top involved some funny egg movements. If you have an egg at home and your grown up allows you to use it please try this challenge. I want you to crack the egg into a bowl. Now, can you find a way to put the egg back together again? You can use anything you can find in your house.

Was it possible? Could you get the egg back into its shell?

Once an egg is broken its impossible to get it back together again in its shell. This is what happened to Humpty Dumpty in today’s nursery rhyme.

Can you sing the nursery rhyme again and again today? We want you to learn the words off by heart. To help you memorise the lyrics let’s do some fun Humpty Dumpty arts and crafts.

Today we would like you to make a brick wall with anything you have in your house; lego, boxes, books, anything you can stack. Now fetch an egg and turn him into Humpty Dumpty. You can draw on the shell using some felt tips. It’s time to sing the nursery rhyme and let Humpty Dumpty fall off the wall. What happens? Can you get him back together again?

For an additional challenge I would like you to make Humpty Dumpty swim.

This experiment will introduce your little one to sinking and floating. First make Humpty Dumpty with an egg and a permanent marker. You can add some hair or ears if you want. Fill a jar with water and place Humpty in (he should go right to the bottom.) This is called sinking. Humpty doesn’t know how to swim!

Do you think we can get him to float?

Ask your child what they think will happen if you add some salt to Humpty’s water. Have your child add one tablespoon of salt at a time to the water and stir each time to dissolve the salt. Count the spoonfuls as you add them!

Observe and see what happens. Tell you adult.

SCIENCE NOTE:  Eventually, the salt will make the water more dense than the contents of your egg, and Humpty will float to the top of the jar!

Today’s story is called Dream Big and is about Humpty Dumpty thinking about what he wants to be when he grows up? What do you think he will choose?

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Home Learning 20/11/20

Good Morning Nursery! Happy Friday!

If you are at home today because you are unwell or self isolating please see below for some challenges to complete. Parents if your child is at nursery then this is the learning we will do in school today.

Before we begin our learning let us wake up our bodies.

This week is National Nursery Rhyme Week, so children all around the UK will be learning different Nursery Rhymes whilst having lots of fun.

Today’s Nursery Rhyme is… Miss Polly had a Dolly

Did you enjoy that nursery rhyme? What was your favourite part?

Use the pictures below and see if you can remember the words…

Let’s get creative

Today we are going to pretend that we are doctors and we are going to need something making! We are going to make a stethoscope. Do you know what a stethoscope is? Have a look at the picture below and tell your grown-up what you think.

A stethoscope is used to listen to the different sounds in your body and to hear if you are unwell. The doctor can listen to your heart beating and to your breathing.

To make your stethoscope you will need: a Cardboard tube, tape and a funnel.

Now you have made your stethoscope let’s see what happens to your heart beat when you do some exercise!

Can you do 5 star jumps?

Can you Jog on the spot for 1 minute?

What has happened to your heartbeat? Has it got faster?

I hope you had lots of fun! Here is a story of Maisy the mouse going to hospital. See what other items the doctors use to help Maisy get better.

Have a great weekend boys and girls.

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Old McDonald had a farm

Today we explored the nursery rhyme Old McDonald had a farm. We painted big farm animals to add to our classroom display and used our funky fingers to complete the farm puzzles. We thought very carefully and sorted farm animals into groups by their size, colour and type. We had great fun learning where milk comes from and pretending to be farmer by squeezing the milk out! We explored lots of nursery rhymes outside including 10 green bottles, wheels on the bus and Mary Mary quite contrary.

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Home Learning 19/11/20

Good Morning Nursery!

If you are not in school today because you are unwell or self isolating please see below for some challenges to complete. Parents if your child is in nursery then this is the learning we will do in school today.

Today we are going to focus on the nursery rhyme ‘Old MacDonald Had A Farm’. Let’s warm up with an animal dance.

Can you think of any animals that might live on a farm? Look at the picture below and tell your adult what animals you can see.

Do you know some of the sounds of the animals on the farm? How many can you do? Try the farm animal guessing game below.

Can you make the sound of a cow? Look at the picture below and count how many cows.

Can you make the sound of a duck? Look at the picture below and count how many ducks you can see.

Can you make the sound of a sheep? Look at the picture below and count how many sheep you can see.

We are ready now boys and girls to sing our nursery rhyme for today. Remember we want you to learn this nursery rhyme off by heart.

Creative: In school today we are going to be setting up a muddy farm animal wash. If you have some farm animals at home you can try this too. Simply cover some animals in some mud and make sure you wash them clean.

Here are some other ideas for things you could do.

Paper plate farm animals.

Play doh farm animals

Maybe you could try to draw a pig.

It’s fun to learn about animals on the farm. Listen to this fun song!

Today’s story is going to tell us all about a day on the farm. Do you know who works on a farm? What jobs do you think they might have to do?

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Hickory Dickory Dock

Today we were very busy making clock faces and mice for our grandfather clock. We talked about the shapes we used and had a go at writing some numbers. As it was such a lovely day, we spent a lot of time outside playing what’s the time Mr Wolf and creating imaginary games.

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Home Learning 18/11/20

Good Morning Nursery! 

If you are at home today because you are unwell or self isolating please see below for some challenges to complete. Parents if your child is at nursery then this is the learning we will do in school today.

Before we begin our learning let us wake up our bodies.

This week is National Nursery Rhyme Week, so children all around the UK will be learning different Nursery Rhymes whilst having lots of fun.

Today’s Nursery Rhyme is… Hickory Dickory Dock

If you listen carefully you might hear some numbers. What numbers did you hear? Did you see any numbers in the video? What numbers did you see?

This is a clock. We use this to help us know what the time is. We can tell the time by looking at the numbers and seeing where the hands are pointing.

Have a look at the clock face and see what numbers you can find. Where is the number 1? Where is the number 2? Can you recognise any of the other numbers?

Let’s get creative

Today we would like you to have a go at making your very own clock. you may want to use a paper plate, paint and paper, or rocks. Here are some ideas…

Now you have made your clock, you will need to add the numbers. Look carefully at the numbers in the pictures, can you have a go at writing them? Remember the number formation rhymes we used to write the number 1 and 2?

Storytime

Today’s story is about a mouse and a lion. Listen and watch to find out what happens…

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5 Speckled Frogs

Yesterday our Fox Cubs were very busy making green frogs using play dough. We decorated speckled frogs and explored a number of nursery rhymes through playing such as 10 green bottles and 5 little ducks.

Here are some photos from yesterday…