Monday 15th June 2020
Good morning Team Acorns
We hope you all had a lovely weekend. Mrs Grimes has been so impressed with those of you who have come to Nursery and Mrs Keith has been very pleased to see all the wonderful learning you have been doing at home. We’re proud of all of you.
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Our theme for this week’s learning is ‘Worms’.
Today’s suggested tasks are as follows:
Phonics: Use a toy or puppet as a prop and explain to your child that it can only eat things that start with a specified sound (choose a sound that children might have difficulty hearing or recognising). Get children to suggest words that begin with that sound and you can list them so that they can see writing being modelled and the initial sounds. Challenge the children to have a go at writing themselves.
Physical Development: Can you make some worms from playdough today? You could make your own playdough if you don’t have any. There are lots of recipes online. Have a go at rolling the playdough between your hands into a ball to start with. Then roll into a thin sausage shape. Pinch the worms to make lines on them.
Mathematical Development: Compare the different lengths of the worms you have made from the playdough. Use the words long, longer, longest, short, shorter, shortest, big, bigger, biggest.
Story: Read the story ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson. You can find it here if you don’t have a copy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jnk3XApKBg Talk about the different characters in the story and describe them. Who is your favourite and why?
Understanding of the World: Go on a worm hunt today. Have a look in your garden or on your daily walk. Where do you think the worms will be? Carefully look for worms in the soil using a trowel or a stick. Hold a worm and see how it feels on your hand. How does it move?
Have a fun day with whatever activities you do.
Mrs Keith and Mrs Grimes