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Home Challenge 70

Friday 10th July

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.    

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week, we are thinking about memories.  When I look back over the time we have spent together in Nursery, I remember all the fun we had in the role play area.  Can you remember all the different adventures that we had there?  Try and write a list of the different areas that we had.  I think my favourite was 'Space'.  Draw or paint a picture of your favourite role play area and tell your family why you liked it.                                               

 

Activity 2:

Today, I would like you to play a game with a member of your family.  This game is called 'Name 5...'.  You have to ask each other to name 5 things.  It could be 5 animals, 5 colours, 5 things in the park, 5 things in the kitchen or anything else that you can think of.  Challenge each other and see if you can name 5 things!  

 

 

Home Challenge 69

Thursday 9th July

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.    

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week, we are thinking about memories.  Today, I would like you to think of something you have done that you are really proud of.  It could be something that you did in Nursery or something that you did at home during your Nursery year.  Maybe you learned to put on your waterproof clothes or fasten your coat, or perhaps you made a really fantastic castle in the block area. Talk to your family about what you have done well.

 

Activity 2:

Do you remember playing this game?  It was always one we liked to play in Nursery.  Gather together some objects from your house.  You will need about 5 things.  Look carefully at them and try to remember what they are.  Then look away and while you are not looking ask a member of your family to take away one of the objects.  Now look back at all the objects and find out which one has been taken away.  Play this game a few times.  You could even try to use a few more objects to make it a bit harder!  Perhaps, you could use objects that all start with the same sound, for example cat, card, cup,  cap, carrot.  Which object starting with 'c' has been taken away?                                                  

 

Home Challenge 68

Wednesday 8th July

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.    

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week, we are thinking about memories.  Yesterday, I asked you to think about your favourite activity in Nursery.  Today, I would like you to think right the way back to when you started Nursery.  It was a long time ago, but I wonder if you can remember how you felt when you first came to Nursery?  What did you do?  Which friends did you meet?  I remember how exciting it was to meet you all for the first time.  You have all grown so much since then!  

 

Activity 2:

Practise writing your name today!  Remember that if you find this tricky an adult can write it first and then you can copy some of the letters.  If you can, try to hold your pencil near the point between your first two fingers and your thumb.  

 

 

Home Challenge 67

Tuesday 7th July

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.    

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week, we are thinking about memories.  Today, I would like you to think back to your time in Nursery and remember something that you really enjoyed doing.  Maybe you loved to paint or build with the blocks.  Perhaps your favourite activity was looking at books in the reading den or climbing on the climbing frame outside. Talk to your family about your favourite toy or activity.  What did you like to do in Nursery?  I wonder why you enjoyed this activity?  

 

Activity 2:

Having thought about your favourite activity or toy in Nursery, draw a picture of it and write what it is.   

                                                  

 

 

Home Challenge 66

Monday 6th July

We hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend.  Remember to talk about what you did.  What was your favourite part of the weekend?      

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week, we are going to think about memories.  Today, think about something you have done with your family.  It could be something that you did recently or it could be something that you did a long time ago.  Talk about this time or activity with your family.  What do you remember?  Why is it a special memory?       

 

 

Activity 2:

Today, why not spend some time reading a book?  It could be a story book or why not try and look at a non fiction or information book?  What have you found out by looking at this book?  Did you enjoy it?  Tell somebody in your house all about it.

 

 

Home Challenge 65

Friday 3rd July

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Today, imagine that you are going on a journey and think of things that you would take with you in your bag or case.  Play a game with somebody in your house and say something that you would pack in your bag, for example, you could say, "I pack my bag and in it I put a teddy".  Then, the next player has to say what they put in the bag but also has to say what you put in as well, for example, "I  pack my bag and in it I put a teddy and a hat".  Keep taking turns by naming things for the bag.  I wonder how many items you can remember?      

 

 

Activity 2:

Put out some objects or toys in front of you.  Now count them.  How many have you got?  Can you find the right number to show how many things you have?  

                                              O  O  O  O  O  O     6 

                      5  

                  

 

 

Home Challenge 64

Thursday 2nd July

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  Did you have fun making a vehicle?

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week, we are thinking about transport.  When we are out and about walking, riding in a car or on a bicycle, we always have to be very careful and remember to keep ourselves safe.  Today, I would like you to think about how you keep safe as you cross the road.  Talk to an adult about road safety.  Remember that you must 'Stop, look, listen and think!'  Talk about what this means and how we know when it is safe to cross a road.     

 

 

Activity 2:

Today, play a listening game with an adult.  Ask the adult to segment a word and once they have sounded out the word, blend the sounds together and draw a picture of what they have said.  So, if they say c - a - t  you have to draw a cat. 

                                                                       

 

 

Home Challenge 63

Wednesday 1st July

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

As part of our transport topic, today, I would like you to have a go at making your own vehicle.  It could be a car, an aeroplane, a spaceship or any other type of vehicle.  To make your vehicle, you could use junk materials, bricks, blocks or any other construction materials.  I'm sure one of your teddies or dolls would love to have a vehicle made for them!   

 

Activity 2:

Today, I would like you to make some patterns.  You could use blocks, toys, socks or you could even draw some patterns. 

                                                         

                                                                                                            

 

 

Home Challenge 62

Tuesday 30th June

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  Did you manage to find some long and short objects?

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week, we are thinking about transport.  I wonder how many different forms of transport you could think of yesterday?  Today, as part of our transport topic, I would like you to sing the song 'The Wheels on the Bus'.  After you have sung about a bus, maybe you could change the song to make it about other vehicles, for example:- 

The bell on the bike goes ding, ding, ding!  

The guard on the train says "Tickets please!".   

 

Activity 2:

In Nursery, over the year, we have learned about the different seasons.  We have found out about autumn, winter and spring.  What can you remember about these seasons?  Talk to somebody in your house about what happens during these seasons.  Today, I would like you to think about the fourth season called summer.  Again, talk to your family about summer and think about what happens in summer.  What is the weather like?  What clothes would you wear?  Are there activities that you like to do?  Now, why not make a summer picture by drawing, painting or using collage materials?

 

 

Home Challenge 61

Monday 29th June

We hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend.  Remember to talk about what you did.  What was your favourite part of the weekend?  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week, we are going to think about transport.  To start with today, talk to your family about forms of transport.  Can you think of different ways of travelling?  Which is your favourite and why?  Draw or paint different forms of transport and write what each one is.  

 

Activity 2:

Today, I would like you to think about length.  This means how long or short something is.  Look for some objects in your house, for example, 3 pencils.  Can you put them in order of length? 

                                                         

 

Try drawing some snakes.  Can you draw a long one and a short one? 

                                                           

                                                               

 

 

 

Home Challenge 60

Friday 26th June

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  Thank you for working hard this week.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

I wonder if you can think of some rhyming words today?  Listen carefully to these words and say another one that rhymes with them.

 

                                                                             gap    tap    ___ 

 

                                    red   fed    ___

 

                                    pig    wig    ___ 

 

Activity 2:

This week, we are thinking about all the people who help us in different ways.  Yesterday, I asked you to think about the people who might help us when we are not at home, like crossing patrol people or supermarket workers.  Today, have a think about the people who look after us when we need extra help.  These could be people like nurses, doctors, firefighters or police officers.  Talk to your family about why these people are so important.  

 

Have a lovely weekend.  Take care everyone.

 

 

Home Challenge 59

Thursday 25th June

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  We hope you had fun thinking about when you were a baby.     

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Gather together some objects.  You will need 4 or 5 things.  Listen to the sound at the beginning of each word and, if you can, get objects that start with different sounds.  For example, you could have a ball, a hat, a pen and a doll.  Now with an adult play a game of 'I spy'.  See if you can guess which object the other person is thinking about.  Listen carefully to the sound.  

 

Activity 2:

This week, we are thinking about all the people who help us in different ways.  Yesterday, I asked you to think about the people in your family who help you.  Today, I would like you to think of other people too.  Can you think of people who might help us when we are not at home?  I can think of some people who might help us.  When we walk to or from Nursery, we might see the crossing patrol person, who very kindly helps us to cross the road safely.  When we go to a supermarket, there will be people who make sure there is food on the shelves for us to buy.  I am sure you can think of other people  who help us in many different ways.  Today, be creative and make a picture of somebody who helps us.  You could make a collage, paint or draw a picture.   Try and write the job that the person does too. 

 

 

Home Challenge 58

Wednesday 24th June

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

In our PSHE lessons this term, we would be thinking about our bodies and how we change as we grow.  Today, have a think about when you were a baby.  Maybe you have got a baby photograph that you can look at.  Talk to your family about when you were a baby.  What did you like to do?  What did you need when you were a baby?  How are you different now that you have grown older?  What things can you do now that you couldn't do when you were a baby?

 

Activity 2:

This week, we are thinking about all the people who help us in different ways.  Today, think about your family.  I am sure you will agree that we get a lot of help from members of our family.  Can you think of ways that they help you?  Can you think of ways that you help them too?  Maybe you could draw a picture to show how you help each other.

 

 

Home Challenge 57

Tuesday 23rd June

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  How did you get on with the counting activity?

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Today, I would like you to play a memory game.  You will need to do a little bit of preparation before you start the game please, so ask an adult to help you, if they don't mind!  You will need about 8 small pieces of paper and on each piece of paper you will need to draw a shape.  Make sure that the same shape is on 2 pieces of paper.  Then turn over all your pieces of paper so that you can't see the shapes!  In this game, you have to try and find the two shapes that are the same.  Turn over two pieces of paper and see if they match.  If the shapes are different, turn the paper back over again and choose two more!  Can you remember where they are?  What shape have you found?

 

Activity 2:

This week, we are going to have a think about all the people who help us in different ways.  Today, talk to your family about people who help you.  They might be people in your family, people who you see when you are out with your family or people who look after us when we need extra help, like a nurse.  Write down the names of some of these people. 

(Parents and carers, as ever, please encourage your child to 'have a go' at writing and  please encourage them to tell you what they have written.)  

 

 

Home Challenge 56

Monday 22nd June

We hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend.   

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Today, have a go at playing a listening game.  Choose some objects in your house that make a noise.  For example, a toy that makes a sound, an empty packet that crinkles, a bell, a pan that you can bang.  Listen carefully to the sound that each object makes.  Now sit down with an adult and close your eyes.  Ask the adult to make a sound with one of the objects and guess which one it is.  Open your eyes and see if you are right!  Once you have identified the object, try to describe what sound it makes.

 

Activity 2:

Do some counting today!  You could count lots of different things.  For example, count how many blocks you use to build with or how many people there are in your house.  You could count how many steps you take to walk across your bedroom or how many times an adult claps their hands.

 

 

Home Challenge 55

Friday 19th June

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

We are thinking about shapes this week.  I hope you managed to find some cubes yesterday.  The last 3D solid shape this week is the sphere.  I wonder if you can think of anything that is a sphere?

                                                 

                                                          

 

 

Activity 2:

Choose one of your toys because today, you are going on an adventure!  Use your imagination and decide where you are going to go.  It could be the park, on holiday, the zoo or even a castle!  Now, draw a picture or use blocks or empty boxes to show where  your imaginary adventure takes place.  For example, you could make some trees if your story takes place in the park.  Then, tell a story about what you and your toy are doing. 

 

 

Home Challenge 54

Thursday 18th June

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

We are thinking about shapes this week.  Did you manage to find some cylinders in your house?  Today's 3D solid shape is called a cube.  Can you think of anything that is a cube?  

                                                         

 

Activity 2:

Over the last few weeks, I have been asking you to have a go at 'blending'.  This means you have been listening to the sounds in a word and saying what the word is, by putting / blending the sounds together.  

Last week, I asked you to try some 'segmenting'.  This is where you say each sound (phoneme) in the word.  Please practise this again today.  Look at the pictures below and, using your robot voice, say what the object is.  For example -

 

                                                           

 

                                                                                  s - o - ck  (sock)

 

 

 

                                               

 

 

 

Home Challenge 53

Wednesday 17th June

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

We are thinking about shapes this week.  Yesterday, we looked at the 3D solid shape called a cone.  Today, I would like you to look for a 3D shape called a cylinder.  This is a cylinder.

                                                         

I wonder if you can find any cylinders in your house?

 

 

Activity 2:

Today, find a comfortable place to sit and spend some time looking at a book.  Think about the setting (where the story takes place), the characters and what happens in the story.  Can you talk about the pictures too?   

 

 

Home Challenge 52

Tuesday 16th June

We hope you are all well.  How did you get on with the describing game yesterday?  I'm sure you did well describing different objects.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Over the next few days we are going to think about shapes.  A few weeks ago, you looked for triangles, circles, oblongs and squares in your house.  These are called 2D flat shapes.  This week, we are going to learn about 3D solid shapes. 

 

Look at this photograph.                                            This shape is called a cone.

                                                    

 

Does it remind you of anything?  It is the same shape as an ice cream I had a few days ago!                                

                                                                                                          

 

Can you think of anything else that is a cone?

  

Activity 2:

Yesterday, it was a sunny day and when I went outside I had to be very careful about keeping safe in the sun.  Today, I would like you to think about keeping yourself safe in the sun.  Talk to somebody in your house about this and think about all the things you have to do to look after yourself.  Talk about protecting your skin using sun cream, wearing a hat, protecting your eyes, spending time in the shade and drinking plenty of water.  I wonder why these things are important?  

After you have had a think and a talk to an adult, try drawing a picture of you or your family keeping safe in the sun.  Remember to draw all the important things you have talked about and tell an adult what you have drawn.   

 

Home Challenge 51

Monday 15th June

We hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Today, play a game with somebody in your house.  Choose an object that you can see, but don't tell the other person what it is.  Describe the object to them, but don't say the name of the object.  See how many clues you have to give before they can guess what the object is.  

 

Activity 2:

Do some counting today!  Put some objects in a line (you could use toys, blocks, socks, pencils or other things) and count them.  Remember to touch each object once as you count it, saying one number name for each object.  Now, in your house, try and find the correct numeral to match each group of objects.  You might have some number cards or you could find the number on a clock, a phone or somewhere else in your house.

 

 

Home Challenge 50

Friday 12th June

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Today is party day!  Happy birthday to your toy!  You need to get ready for the party, so put the birthday boy or girl on the carpet and sit the other toy friends in a circle with them.  Now, make sure that everyone has some party food!  Check that each toy has a sandwich and a cake (remember to use toy food or make them by drawing them).  Count how many toys are at the party and check you have enough food.  For example, if there are 5 toys at the party, you will need to count 5 sandwiches.  Check you have the same number of cakes.  How many sandwiches would you need if the birthday boy or girl has 2 sandwiches?

Make sure you give the card that you made and read it to everyone at the party.  Don't forget to sing 'Happy Birthday'!  Enjoy the party and have fun!

 

Activity 2:

Talk to someone in your house about a celebration you and your family had.  Can you remember how you celebrated?  You might have had a party tea like your toy today or you might have celebrated in a different way.  It might have been for a birthday or it could have been a wedding, Christmas, Diwali or something else.  I remember when we had our Christmas party in Nursery.  It was a lot of fun! 

 

 

Home Challenge 49

Thursday 11th June

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

It is nearly time for your toy's party, so today, make a colourful card for the birthday boy or girl.  The card needs to have a lovely picture on the front and don't forget to put on a number to show how old your toy is.  Inside the card, try writing a 'happy birthday' message and make sure you write your name as well.  

 

Activity 2:

There are some new animals at the zoo and they all need a name.  There is a seal, a zebra, a hippo, a penguin, a tiger and an elephant.  Think of a name for each animal,  making sure the sound at the beginning of the name and the beginning of the animal is the same, for example Sammy Seal.  Maybe you can think of the names of some other animals in the zoo.

 

Mrs Turner's beans! 

My bean plants are growing.  I put the plants into bigger pots and now they are in my back yard.  I am remembering to water them!       

 

 

 

Home Challenge 48

Wednesday 10th June

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week, we are getting ready for the birthday party of one of your toys.  Did you enjoy making some decorations yesterday?  Today, try writing a list of things you need for the party.  On your list, you might put the food that you need to get for the party. When you have your party, in a couple of days, you might have some pretend toy food in your house.  If you don't, you could draw some pictures of sandwiches and other party food ready to give to your toys.

 

Activity 2:

Today, play a game with an adult or older sibling using a toy and think about where the toy is.  Look where the adult puts the toy and describe the position of the toy.  It could be behind the box, under the bed, next to the cushion.  Then, follow instructions to put the toy in a particular position.  

                     

 

 

Home Challenge 47

Tuesday 9th June

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

I wonder which of your toys is going to celebrate its birthday?  I hope you had fun writing invitations to some of the other toys!  Today, to help you get ready for the party, I would like you to make some party decorations.  You could make some bunting, a paper chain or perhaps you could draw some pictures.  

 

Activity 2:

Over the last few weeks, I have been asking you have a go at 'blending'.  This means you have been listening to the sounds in a word and saying what the word is, by putting / blending the sounds together.  

Today, I would like you to try some 'segmenting'.  This is where you say each sound (phoneme) in the word.  Look at the pictures below and, using your robot voice, say what the object is.  For example -                        

                                                               

                                                     p - a - n     pan

 

 

                                               

 

 

 

 

Home Challenge 46

Monday 8th June

We hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week, I would like you to pretend that it is the birthday of one of your toys!  Maybe you have a teddy, a robot or a doll who is going to be 4.  Later in the week, you could have a party for your toy, but first you must get ready for the celebrations.  Today, decide which other toys you would like to invite to the party and write an invitation to them.  I wonder what the invitation will say?  Don't forget to draw a picture on the invitation.  What would be a good picture for a party invitation?   

Over the next couple of days, we will help your toy get ready for their party.  I'm sure we are going to have lots of fun!

 

Activity 2:

In our PSHE lessons this term, we would be thinking about our bodies and how we change as we grow.  Today, think about your body and all the different parts of your body.  See if you can point to a part of your body and say what it is called.  Perhaps you could even sing 'Heads, shoulders, knees and toes'!

  

 

Home Challenge 45

Friday 5th June

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  Can you believe it is Friday again?  The weeks are going so quickly! 

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

When I was in my back yard, I saw a bee buzzing around and I also saw a snail on the wall.  Have a think about minibeasts and try and name as many as you can.  Choose your favourite one and draw it.  Think carefully about what it looks like.  Does it have a pattern?  What colours will you have to use?

 

Activity 2:

I wonder if you can think of some rhyming words today?  Listen carefully to these words and say another one that rhymes with them.

 

                                                                             hop    pop    mop

 

                                    pen    hen    den

 

                                    cat    rat    hat

 

                       

 

Home Challenge 44

Thursday 4th June

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  Which songs did you enjoy singing?

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Today, I would like you to look at a picture.  It could be a picture in your favourite book, a photograph you have in your house or a picture you have on your wall.  Talk to a member of your family about what you can see.  Try and describe the people or the objects.  What colours can you see?  How many different things are there?  Talk about the size or the shape of objects.

 

Activity 2:

A couple of days ago, we talked about recycling.  I'm sure you were able to think of different things that can be recycled.  Today, after my breakfast, the cereal box was empty.  Usually I would recycle it, but today I thought I might use it to make a model!  This is called junk modelling.  I wonder what I can make?  I could make a robot, a car or even a house!  

If you have any empty boxes, perhaps you could do some junk modelling.  If you haven't got a box at the moment, you could wait until there is an empty one for you to use and you can start thinking about what you are going to make!  You may also need some pencils or some things to decorate your model.  

Have fun being creative!  I'm sure you will have some super ideas.   

 

 

 

Home Challenge 43

Wednesday 3rd June

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges. 

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Today, let's practise some blending again!  

Have a look at the photographs below.  There is a cat, a box and a pen.

                    

                                        

 

                                c - a - t      b - o - x     p - e - n                                    

                                                    

Have a go at playing the blending game and ask an adult to help you!  Listen to the adult as they ask you to find the p-e-nWhich object are they asking you to point to?  You need to listen carefully to the sounds they say and blend them together.

 

Activity 2:

Can you remember some of the songs we like to sing when we are together in Nursery?  Maybe you know some different songs too.   Do you sometimes clap your hands as you sing songs?  It can be good fun to make up your own simple songs.  Why not have a go as you play with your toys?                      

 

 

Home Challenge 42

Tuesday 2nd June

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Yesterday, I put out my blue bin to be emptied.  In my blue bin I put all the things that can be recycled.  This week I had, among other things, some newspapers, some tin cans, a cereal box and a juice bottle. What things do you recycle at home?  Talk to somebody in your family about recycling.  What does recycling mean?  Think about what things can be recycled. What are they made from?

 

Activity 2:

Put out some objects or toys in front of you.  Now count them.  How many have you got?  Can you find the right number to show how many things you have?  

    

  smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley   5                       3

 

 

 

 

Home Challenge 41

Monday 1st June

We hope you are all well and had a lovely time last week.  It is great to welcome you back and we hope you enjoy the challenges this week.

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

What did you do last week?  I'm sure you have been busy doing lots of different things.  Talk to somebody in your family about what you did.  Tell them what you enjoyed doing and why.  Ask your family about what they have done.  Remember to listen carefully to their answers!

 

Activity 2:

Now draw a picture of your favourite activity from last week.  Remember to tell an adult what you have drawn. You could even try to write what you have been doing.

(Parents and carers, as ever, please encourage your child to 'have a go' at writing.  At this stage they will be making marks, but encourage them to tell you what they have written.)

 

 

 

Hello!  There will be no daily challenges this week as it is half term week.  We hope you have a lovely week and we'll see you again soon.  Take care everyone!

 

Home Challenge 40

Friday 22nd May

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Choose your favourite toys and use them to tell a story.  The toys will be the characters in your story and you can decide where they will go and what they will do.  I wonder where your story will be set?  I wonder what will happen in your story?  Have fun making up a super story all about your toys!  

 

Activity 2: 

How are you feeling today?  There are many different emotions that we can feel.  Some days we feel very happy but there may be times when we feel sad.  Sometimes we might be worried, excited or even angry.  It is good to talk about how we are feeling, so talk with your family today about how you feel.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend.  Take care everyone!

 

 

Home Challenge 39

Thursday 21st May

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1: 

Why not share a memory with somebody in your house today?  Think about something you have done or somewhere you have been.  What did you do?  Where did you go? Can you remember how you felt?  It might be something you did at home or on a day out or even something you did at Nursery.  You could start by saying 'I remember when...'.

 

Activity 2: 

Do some more counting today! You could count lots of different things.  For example, count how many windows there are in your room or how many rooms there are in your house.  You could count how many buttons you have on your cardigan or how many pockets there are on your coat.                                   

 

 

Home Challenge 38

Wednesday 20th May

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Last week, I asked you to play one of the games we play when we are in Nursery.  It was the game where Mrs Turner speaks with a robot voice.  Let's play it again today!

Have a look at the photographs below.  There is a bag, a sock and a pan. 

 

                                        

 

                                   b - a - g          s - o - ck          p - a - n                   

 

Have a go at playing this game and ask an adult to help you!  Listen to the adult as they ask you to find the s - o - ck.  Which object are they asking you to point to?  You need to listen carefully to the sounds they say and blend them together.  This can be tricky, so keep practising!  

 

Activity 2:

Have a go at drawing some different shapes and patterns today.  You could use a pencil, a crayon, a paintbrush or even just your finger!  Look at the photographs below for some ideas.

             

                                          

 

Take care everybody and we'll see you tomorrow for some more daily challenges.  

 

 

Home Challenge 37

Tuesday 19th May

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Today, gather together 2 or 3 objects from your house.  You could use a teddy, a building block and a banana.  Now, try and describe one of the objects to someone in your family and see if they can guess what it is. 

I wonder if you know which of the objects I am describing - 'It is something you eat and it is a fruit.  It is yellow.'  Yes, I am talking about the banana!

 

 Activity 2:

Draw or paint a picture of your favourite teddy or toy.  Tell your family what you have drawn.  You could even try to write the name of your toy.

(Parents and carers, please encourage your child to 'have a go' at writing.  At this stage they will be making marks, but encourage them to tell you what they have written.     Please also encourage them to write their own name as well.)

 

 

Home Challenge 36

Monday 18th May

We hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Please keep listening to the sound at the beginning of a word.  Remember some of the games that we play to practise this. 

1.  Put out some objects in front of you that all start with a different sound (for example ball, jigsaw, mat) and with an adult play a game of 'I spy'.  See if you can guess which object the other person is thinking about.  Listen carefully to the sound.  

2.  Make your own sound box, just like the one we have in Nursery!  Remember that you can only put objects in the box that start with the same sound. 

3.  Say a silly sentence using your name or the name of a family member - 

       Sam sells six sausages.  

 

Activity 2:

Today, we are going to think about height.  This means how tall or short something is.  Pick up a toy.  Now find a toy that is taller than the first toy.  Can you find a toy that is shorter than the first toy?  Try putting the three toys in order of height.

 

Mrs Turner's Beans!

Look what has happened!  One of my plants has grown much taller!  

                                    

                                               

                                                                        Last week                    Today

 

 

 

Home Challenge 35

Friday 15th May

We hope you are all well and enjoy doing today's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week, we have been thinking about numbers.  We have investigated numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4, so today, it's number 5.  Can you do 5 claps and 5 jumps?  Hold up 5 fingers on your hand.  Try drawing 5 friends.  Draw a tree with 5 apples on it.  Now look for number 5 in your house.  Where will you look?  Have you got any ideas where you will find a number 5?

During the week you have been drawing apple trees.  Put all your pictures out in front of you.  Can you find the tree with 2 apples on it?  Now look for the tree with 4 apples.  Can you see 3 apples?  Where is the tree with only 1 apple?  I wonder if you can point to the tree that has 5 apples growing on it?   

 

Activity 2:

Talk to your family and tell them what you did yesterday.  Next, talk about what you are doing today and then say what you will do tomorrow.  When I spoke to my family about this I said, "Yesterday I went to the supermarket and then I played a board game.  Today I am reading a book and the story is very exciting.  Tomorrow I will do some gardening and I will pull up some weeds!"

 

Have a lovely weekend and look back here again on Monday for some more challenges.  Take care!  smiley 

 

Home Challenge 34

Thursday 14th May

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  Every day at home, keep practising getting yourself dressed.  If you go out for a daily walk, please always try to fasten your own coat.  You were trying very hard with this when we were in Nursery.    

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week we are thinking about numbers.  So far we have looked at numbers 1, 2, and 3.  Can you guess what the next number is?  If we count 1, 2 and 3, then the next number is 4.  Can you do 4 claps and 4 jumps?  Hold up 4 fingers on your hand.  Now make four using both hands.  Try drawing 4 of your favourite animals.  Draw a tree with 4 apples on it.  Remember to keep your picture of the tree.  Next, be a detective and look for number 4 in your house.  Where will you look?  Have you got any ideas where you will find a number 4?  

 

Activity 2:

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?  Perhaps you want to be a nurse or a builder.  Maybe you would like to work in a shop or be a dancer.  Talk to your family about what you would like to do.  Today, do some role play and pretend to be doing a job.  You could be a shopkeeper and sell some toys or you could be a teacher and teach someone in your house.

 

Mrs Turner's Bean Diary

Good news!  My bean seeds in the pot have started to grow.  I kept watering them and yesterday I noticed that a shoot had just started to pop out of the soil.  

 

                                                           

 

At the moment, it is still very small, but I'm sure it will continue to grow.  I wonder what the plant needs to help it to grow?

 

 

 

Home Challenge 33

Wednesday 13th May

We hope you are all well.  Did you make a musical instrument yesterday?  Did you have fun playing your instrument?  What did it sound like?

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week we are thinking about numbers.  Yesterday you were asked to investigate number 2.  The next number to think about is number 3.   Can you do 3 claps and 3 jumps?  Hold up 3 fingers on your hand.  Now make three using both hands.  Try drawing 3 smiley faces.  Draw a tree with 3 apples on it.  Remember to keep your picture of the tree.  Next, be a detective and look for number 3 in your house.  

 

 

Activity 2:

When we are in Nursery, we play a game where Mrs Turner speaks with a robot voice.  I might say, " Put your hands on your h - ea - d!"  You follow the instruction and put your hands on your head.  I might say, "Find the  c - a - t!" Then, you look for and pick up the toy cat. 

 

Have a look at the photographs below.    There is a peg, a cup and a hat.   

 

                                                

 

When I talk with my robot voice I say

                                             p - e - g         c - u - p            h - a - t.  

 

Have a go playing this game at home.  You will need to ask an adult to help you!  Listen to the adult as they ask you to find the p - e - g.  Which object are they asking you to point to?  You need to listen carefully to the sounds they say and blend them together.  This can be tricky, so keep practising!  

                  

                                                                      

 

Home Challenge 32

Tuesday 12th May

We hope you are all well.  What was the weather like yesterday?  Look again today.  Is it the same as yesterday or is the weather different from yesterday? 

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week we are thinking about numbers.  Yesterday you were asked to investigate number 1.  Today, we are going to move on to number 2.   Can you do 2 claps and 2 jumps?  Maybe you could find 2 toys.  Can you hold up 2 fingers on your hand? Try drawing 2 lines or 2 circles.  Draw a tree with 2 apples on it.  Try to keep the trees that you draw each day.  We will be using them later in the week.  Can you find the number 2 in your house?

 

Activity 2:

When we are in Nursery, we love to play musical instruments and enjoy listening to all the different sounds that they make.  Perhaps you could try to make your own musical instrument today.  Ask a grown up in your house if there is an empty box or plastic bottle you could use.  Have a think about how you could make it into a musical instrument.  What will you need to make your instrument?   Talk to your family about whether it will be an instrument that you shake or bang.  Once you have made your instrument, have fun playing it.  Listen to and talk about the sound that it makes.  

 

 

Home Challenge 31

Monday 11th May

We hope you are all well and had a lovely bank holiday weekend.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week we are going to think about numbers.  Today, let's start with number 1.   Can you do 1 clap or 1 jump?  Maybe you could find 1 teddy or 1 book.  Can you hold up 1 finger? Try drawing 1 line or 1 circle.  Draw a tree with 1 apple on it.  Can you find the number 1 in your house?  Where is number 1 on a clock or the television control?

 

Activity 2:

What is the weather like today?  Look out of the window and talk to somebody in your house about the weather.  Is the sun shining or is it raining?  Is it windy or is it snowing? Maybe you could draw a picture to show what the weather is like today.   Is the weather the same as yesterday or is it different?

 

 

Mrs Turner's Bean Diary

Last week I told you that I had been planting some bean seeds.  I have been watering them, but, as yet, they have not started to grow.  When I did my planting, I also put some seeds in a cup and instead of putting them in soil, I just put some kitchen towel in the cup which I have kept wet.  I did this so I could see what happens to the seeds.  

                                        

Over the last few days I have been amazed to see that the roots have started to grow.  Usually, when a seed is in soil, you cannot see the roots because they grow under the soil, but because these seeds are not in soil, you are able to see the roots growing.  Have a look at the roots in these  photographs.           

The roots of a plant are very important.  When a plant is in soil, the roots hold the plant in the ground or pot and the roots get food and water for the plant from the soil.  

I'm sure the seeds that I planted in soil have started to grow their roots and it won't be long before the plants start to shoot up above the soil.  I'll let you know! 

 

  

   

Home Challenge 30

Thursday 7th May

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  Did you pretend to go on a journey?  If so, where did you go?

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

When we are in Nursery, we like to use our fingers to make different amounts.  I say "Show me 4!" and you show me four fingers.  Often you are very clever and make the amount in a different way as well.  

                                            

Please keep practising at home! 

 

Activity 2:

Today, I want you to think about yourself!  What do you look like?  What do you like to do?  Now think about somebody in your family.  Do they look the same as you?  They might have the same coloured hair or their eyes might be a different colour.  Think about how they are the same as you or different from you.  

 

 

Home Challenge 29

Wednesday 6th May

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  Did you have fun making your puppets?   

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Sing some rhymes or songs today, especially songs that have actions with them.  In Nursery we enjoy singing Hickory Dickory Dock and Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.  Maybe you know some more action rhymes that you could sing and perform.

 

Activity 2:

Today, pretend that you are going on a journey.  You could pretend to travel on a bus or a train.  I wonder where you will go?  What can you see out of the window as you travel along?  Maybe you could use some boxes, cushions or toys to make the train or bus.  Have a go at writing tickets for your family to use on the bus or train.

 

 

Home Challenge 28

Tuesday 5th May

We hope you are all well and enjoyed having a go at yesterday's challenges. 

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Think of a story that you enjoy reading or listening to.  Who are the characters in the story?  Now try and make some puppets of the characters in the story by drawing or painting.  Perhaps you could retell the story by using your puppets. 

 

Activity 2:

Gather together some objects.  You will need 3 things.  Listen to the sound at the beginning of each word and, if you can, get objects that start with different sounds.  For example, you could have a teddy, a dinosaur and a sock.  Now with an adult play a game of 'I spy'.  See if you can guess which object the other person is thinking about.  Listen carefully to the sound.  

You could use more objects if you wanted to make the game a bit more tricky!

 

Mrs Turner has been planting seeds!

Today I enjoyed planting some bean seeds.  I wonder if I will be able to grow a beanstalk?  I thought you might like to see some photographs.

 

   First I put soil in the pot.  

 

 

                  Then I put the bean seeds in the pot.

 

 

                   Then I watered my seeds.

 

I put the pot on the window sill in my kitchen and washed my hands when I had finished.  Now I will have to wait!  I am going to look at the pot every day to see if the plants start to grow and I will make sure that I water them. I will take another photograph to show you when the plants start to grow.  I wonder what they will look like.

 

 

 

Home Challenge 27

Monday 4th May

We hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend.  We hope you enjoy all your daily challenges this week.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Today I would like you to do some counting.  Clap your hands,  stamp your feet or tap your knees.  Count how many times you do these actions.  Ask an adult to say a number and then clap your hands that many times.  Swap roles and tell the adult a number.  Count and check that they clap their hands the right number of times!   

 

Activity 2:

Over the weekend, I enjoyed doing some gardening.  I was pleased to see that some of flowers in my back yard looked great, but unfortunately some had died.  Do you know what you have to do to look after flowers and plants?  Talk to your family about what helps flowers to grow.  Later this week, I am going to plant some seeds.  I wonder what I will have to do?

 

 

Home Challenge 26

Friday 1st May

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Yesterday you were asked to find green and blue objects.  Did you find more blue things or more green things?  

The next two colours of the rainbow are indigo and violet. These two colours are a mix of blue and purple, so today your task is to look for purple things in your house.  Tell your family about the purple objects you have found.  

This week you have been busy finding all the colours of the rainbow.  Mrs Turner's favourite colour is green.  What is your favourite colour?  Ask the members of your family what their favourite colour is too.  Today you could even try drawing or painting a rainbow.

 

Activity 2:

Today is Pyjamarama Day!  This is a special day to celebrate reading, have lots of fun and wear your pyjamas!  Ask an adult to look at the Pyjamarama / BookTrust website where they will find a lot of lovely activities and information about authors and illustrators.  Our friends in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are also celebrating this special day.  We hope you have fun! 

 

 

Home Challenge 25

Thursday 30th April

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Yesterday you were asked to find yellow objects and then to think about what sound you could hear at the beginning of each word.  In my house I found a yellow banana, a yellow daffodil and a yellow pencil.  At the beginning of banana you can hear the sound 'b'.  You can hear 'd' at the beginning of daffodil and at the beginning of pencil you can hear the sound 'p'.

The next two colours of the rainbow are green and blue.  Look around your house for green and blue objects.  Count the green objects and then count the blue objects.  Which colour objects do you have more of?  Do you have more green or blue things?

 

Activity 2:

Today have a think about all the things that you are good at doing.  We know you are good at a lot of different things like drawing, building or putting on your waterproof clothes.  You will be able to think of a lot of other things too.  Talk to your family about all the things you are good at doing.

 

 

Home Challenge 24

Wednesday 29th April

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  Did you practise writing your name?  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Yesterday you were asked to find orange objects.  How many orange objects did you find?  In my house I found 5 orange things.  

1. An orange carrot

2. An orange tangerine

3. An orange pencil

4. An orange towel

5. An orange ruler

The next colour of the rainbow is yellow.  Look around your house and see what you can find that is yellow.  When you have found your yellow objects, have a think about what sound you can hear at the beginning of each word.  For example, a banana is yellow and you can hear 'b' at the beginning of banana.

 

Activity 2:

Ask an adult to sit with you and look at a book.  Once you have read the story talk about the setting of the story.  The setting is where the story takes place.  When we read Jack and the Beanstalk in Nursery we talked about how the story started in Jack's house, but part of the story took place in the castle at the top of the beanstalk.  I wonder where your favourite story is set?  

 

 

Home Challenge 23

Tuesday 28th April

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Yesterday you were asked to find red objects.  Red is the first colour of the rainbow.  In my house I found a red apple, a red pen, a red pair of socks and in my back yard I found a red flower.  The second colour of the rainbow is orange.  Look around your house and see what you can find that is orange.  When you have found your orange objects, count and see how many things you have.

 

Activity 2:

Practise writing your name today!  Remember that if you find this tricky an adult can write it first and then you can copy some of the letters.  If you can, try to hold your pencil near the point between your first two fingers and your thumb.     

 

     

Home Challenge 22

Monday 27th April

We hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

When I have been on my daily walk, I have enjoyed seeing lovely rainbows in the windows of houses near where I live.  A rainbow is a beautiful thing and very colourful.  Have a think about the colours of the rainbow.  Which is your favourite colour?  Today see if you can find things in your house that are red.  This is the first colour of the rainbow.  Draw or paint a picture of some of the red things you have found.

 

Activity 2:

Phonics - Body Percussion

Today you need to use different parts of your body to make sounds.  You could clap your hands, stamp your feet, tap your knees, or use your voice to say 'oo', 'ah' or 'ee'.  Ask an adult to make a sound, or a pattern with a few sounds, and then try your best to copy the sound they have made.  Perhaps you could swap roles and you could make sounds for the other person to copy.  

 

 

 

Home Challenge 21

Friday 24th April

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges. 

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week we are thinking about our five senses.  Yesterday, we asked you to explore your sense of smell.  The next sense we are going to explore is our sense of taste. What do you like the taste of?  Mrs Turner likes the taste of tomatoes, but she doesn't like the taste of sprouts!  When we eat our snack in Nursery we might taste a sour tangerine or a sweet apple.  Talk to your family about which tastes you like or don't like and why.

 

Activity 2:

Last week we asked you to be a number detective and look for numbers 1, 2 and 3 in your house.  Today, try looking for numbers 4 and 5.   Can you make 4 and 5 on your fingers as well?   

 

 

Home Challenge 20

Thursday 23rd April

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  How did you get on with your counting?  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week we are thinking about our five senses.  Yesterday, we asked you to explore your sense of touch.  The next sense we are going to explore is our sense of smell.  I wonder what your favourite smell is?  Mrs Turner's favourite smell is mint.  There are probably a lot of different smells in your house.  What can you smell in the kitchen?  Can you smell the soap as you wash your hands? If you have a garden or yard, you might be able to smell flowers.  Talk to your family about all the different smells in your house.

 

Activity 2:

Every day in Nursery we always have our milk or water and fruit at snack time.  We know how important it is to eat fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy diet.  Can you remember other ways to keep yourself healthy?  Draw a picture to show your family some of the ways to keep healthy.  Don't forget to tell them all about the things you have drawn.

 

Home Challenge 19

Wednesday 22nd April

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week we are thinking about our five senses.  Yesterday, we asked you to explore your sense of hearing using your ears.   The next sense we are going to explore is our sense of touch.  When we touch something, we discover what it feels like.  The things we touch might be soft, hard, fluffy, rough or smooth.  Have a look around your house for objects and talk to your family about how they feel.  Can you find things that all feel different from one another?  Perhaps you could play a game and use your sense of touch to guess what an object is.  Close your eyes and ask a family member to hand you an object.  Without using your sense of sight, can you guess what it is just by touching and feeling it? 

 

Activity 2:

Today we would like you to do some counting.  Can you count 5 toys?  Count and check that you have the right number.  Now ask an adult to tell you some other numbers and put out the right number of toys.

 

 

Home Challenge 18

Tuesday 21st April

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  Did you manage to name the animals on the farm?  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week we are thinking about our five senses.  Yesterday, we asked you to explore your sense of sight using your eyes.   The second sense we are going to explore is our sense of hearing.  We hear with our ears.  This sense is very important and we need it when we listen to people talk, listen to music or stories or play with our friends.  Use your sense of hearing and listen carefully to all the sounds around you.  What can you hear?  What can you hear in the different rooms in your house?  What can you hear on the television or radio?  Tell your family what you can hear.  Are the sounds loud or quiet?   

 

Activity 2:

When we are in Nursery we love to be in the creative area drawing and making lots of pictures and models, so today, let's get creative!  Make, draw or paint a picture to give to a member of your family in your house.  Think about what that person likes and draw a picture for them.  It might be a place they like to visit or it could be their favourite food.  You might want to draw a picture of them, so think carefully about what they look like!      

 

Home Challenge 17

Monday 20th April

We hope you are all well and had a good weekend.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

This week we are going to think about our five senses.  The first sense we are going to explore is our sense of sight.  We see with our eyes.  We use our sense of sight all the time and it is very important.  Use your sense of sight and have a look around you.  What can you see?  What can you see in your bedroom?  What can you see through the window?  What can you see in a picture on the wall or in a book?  Describe what you can see to your family.

 

Activity 2:

Phonics - Alliteration

A farmer wants to name all the animals on his farm.  Can you help him please?  He wants the sound at the beginning of the name and the beginning of the animal to sound the same - Harry horse, Charlie chick, Daisy dog.  Can you think which other animals will be on the farm and can you give them a name?

 

Home Challenge 16

Friday 17th April

We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Phonics - Rhythm and Rhyme

Have fun listening to some music today.  It could be your favourite song or maybe some music without any words.  As you listen to the music, think about how it makes you feel and clap along to the beat. 

 

Activity 2:

Today we would like you to be a number detective.  Look around your house and try and find different numbers.  Which numbers can you find?  Look especially for numbers 1, 2 and 3.  

 

Home Challenge 15

Thursday 16th April

We hope you enjoyed yesterday's challenges.  How did you get on with the counting challenge?   

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Do you have a favourite story?  It might be a story we read in Nursery or it might be a story you have heard at home.  Tell your family all about it.  What happens in the story?  Who are the characters?  Why do you like the story?  Try and draw a character from the story too.  

 

Activity 2:

I'm sure you are missing seeing your friends at the moment and I know you will be looking forward to seeing them again when we are all able to meet together.  Think about your friends today.  Talk to your family about your friends and the lovely things you do together.  What games do you like to play?  What do you like to talk about?  Why are they good friends?

 

 

Home Challenge 14

Wednesday 15th April

We hope you and your family are all well. 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Yesterday we asked you to play a game with a member of your family.  We asked you to collect some objects and then try and guess which one had been taken away.  How did you get on with this game?  It can be quite tricky remembering all the different objects!  Today, we would like you to play the game again, but this time try to use objects that all start with the same sound.  Why not try things that begin with 'b'?  You could use a ball, a banana, a bear and other things that begin with 'b'.  Remember to ask someone to take one of the things away and try to remember which object starting with 'b' is no longer there!  

 

Activity 2:

Today we would like you to do some counting! Can you clap your hands 6 times?  Try stamping your foot 4 times.  Now tap your knees 7 times.  Ask a member of your family to give you some more instructions for clapping or tapping!  Can you count how many times a grown up claps their hands?  Take care as you count - remember to say one number for each clap! 

 

 

Home Challenge 13

Tuesday 14th April

 

We hope you all had a lovely Easter.  Welcome back to our daily challenges!  We hope you enjoy all the different activities over the coming days.  

 

Today's challenges are-

 

Activity 1:

Talk with your family about what you did over the Easter weekend.  Did you play any games or make any Easter pictures?  Did you watch any films on the television or talk to somebody on the phone?  Tell your family about what you enjoyed doing and also remember to ask your family some questions about what they enjoyed doing too.

 

Activity 2:

Gather together some objects from your house (e.g. teddy, building block, pencil).  You will need about 5 things.  Look carefully at them and try to remember what they are.  Then look away and while you are not looking ask a member of your family to take one of the objects away.  Now look back at all the objects and find out which one has been taken away.  Play this game a few times.  You could even try to use a few more objects to make it a bit harder!

 

 

Home Challenge 12

Today's challenge is:

Thursday 9th April

 

This will be the last Easter challenge for this week.  We will be back with the daily challenges on Tuesday 14th April.  Today's activity involves all the family.  We hope you have lots of fun! 

  

Task: Today we challenge you to create your very own Easter Egg Hunt.  Make a variety of paper Easter eggs and hide them around your house, upstairs, downstairs or in the garden/yard.  Write some clues for your family to follow that will help them to find all the paper eggs you have hidden. 

Maybe you could draw a special Easter certificate for the person who finds all the paper Eggs.  

Have fun together completing your very own Easter Egg Hunt!

We would like to wish all our families a very happy Easter.  We hope the Easter Bunny brings lots of chocolate for you all to enjoy.  Keep safe and we will be back on Tuesday with lots more challenges for you all to enjoy. 

Happy Easter!    

 

Home Challenge 11

Today's challenge is:

Wednesday 8th April

 

It was lovely to see all your unique Easter Bonnets yesterday, they were amazing.  We hope you all had lots of fun making them.

 

Task: Today we challenge you to design, make and decorate a variety of paper Easter eggs.  Maybe use the eggs to decorate your windows for people to spot on their daily walk. If you are out on your daily walk see if you can spot any egg designs in your neighbours windows. Have fun, drawing, colouring, cutting, gluing and sticking!     

 

 

Home Challenge 10

Today's challenge is:

Tuesday 7th April

 

Well done to all the families who designed their own Easter baskets.  We hope you had lots of fun.  It seems the Easter Bunny is going to be very busy filling them at the weekend. 

 

Task: Today we challenge you to make an Easter Bonnet.  Can you turn an old hat, cap or empty box into a  unique Easter Bonnet?    Don't forget to decorate them and make them bright and colourful.   

 

We look forward to seeing your completed creations.  

 

Home Challenge 9

Today's challenge is:

Monday 6th April

 

Good Morning to you all.  Although this week is officially the  Easter Holidays we thought it would be nice to set a daily creative challenge for you all to enjoy.  Remember to have fun and stay active each day.  

 

Task: Today make your very own Easter Basket to leave out for the Easter Bunny.  You could use boxes and tubs that are ready to be recycled!  Cut, bend, glue, paint and draw to assemble and decorate your Easter basket.  

 

Don't forget to post your completed creations on twitter or Facebook for your teachers to see.  

 

Have fun being creative and getting messy. 

 

Home Challenge 8

Friday 3rd April

We hope you are all well.  We are missing seeing you in Nursery every day. Take care everyone!

 

Did you enjoy your adventure with your toy yesterday?  

 

Today's challenges are - 

 

Activity 1:

Phonics - Talking about sounds

Listen to different sounds in your house.  You might be able to hear music, a ticking clock or a phone ringing.  Think of words to describe the sounds you can hear.  Are the sounds loud or quiet?  Maybe some are long sounds or perhaps they are short sounds.  Talk to your family about all the different sounds.  

 

Activity 2:

Play a game with an adult or older sibling using your favourite teddy and put the teddy in different places.  Put it behind the cushion, under the bed, next to the book.  Where is the teddy? Can you describe the position of the teddy?  Maybe you could follow instructions to put it in a particular position.

 

 

Home Challenge 7

Thursday 2nd April

We hope you enjoyed telling your story yesterday.  What was your favourite part of the story?

 

Today's challenges are - 

 

Activity 1:

Choose one of your toys.  It could be a doll, a teddy, a dinosaur or something else that you like playing with.  Use your imagination and take your toy on an adventure in your house.  You could pretend that you are at the zoo, in the park or on holiday.  Maybe you could go into space or pretend to live in a castle.  It's up to you!  Tell your family all about it!  

 

Activity 2:

Now draw a picture of you and your toy having fun on your adventure.  Can you write your name on your picture?

 

 

Home Challenge 6

Wednesday 1st April

 

Today's challenges are - 

 

Activity 1:

Ask an adult to sit with you and look at a book.  Tell them the story by using the pictures.

 

Activity 2:

Do some counting today!  Put some objects in a line (you could use toys, blocks, socks, pencils or other things) and count them.  Remember to touch each object once as you count it, saying one number name for each object.    

     

Home Challenge 5

Tuesday 31st March

We hope you are all keeping safe and well.  How did you get on with practising writing your name?  Keep practising this please! 

 

Today's challenges are - 

 

Activity 1:

Phonics - Alliteration

Have a go at making your own sound box, just like the one we have in Nursery!  Remember that you can only put objects in the box that start with the same sound.  Why not begin with the sound 't'?  Put a teddy in the box and find some other things by listening to the sound at the beginning of the word.  Can you hear the same sound? 

 

Activity 2:

You know how Mrs Turner loves to sing!  I am doing a lot of singing while we are not in Nursery.  It always helps me feel happy!  Keep singing some of the songs that you have learned in Nursery.  You could even try to make up some simple songs of your own!

 

Home Challenge 4

Monday 30th March

We hope you had fun making castles.  Maybe you built other things with your blocks or bricks too.  We would love to see them!  

 

Talk:

Think about all the special times you have spent with your family and friends.  Talk about these lovely times.  Maybe you can remember celebrating a special event with your family.

 

Activity:

Have a go at writing your name.  If you find this tricky, ask an adult to write it and try copying some of the letters.  

 

 

 

Home Challenge 3

Friday 27th March

We hope you enjoyed making your Spring pictures yesterday.  We would love to see them.

 

Activity 1: 

Today we would like you to be shape detectives.  Look around your house and try and find different shapes.  Can you find triangles, oblongs, squares and circles?

 

Activity 2:

In Nursery we were learning about castles.  Have a go at building a castle today.  You could use blocks, bricks or some other construction toys.      

 

 

Home Challenge 2

Thursday 26th March

 

Talk:

What is spring?  Talk with your family about the season of spring.  Think about what happens during this season and talk about the plants and animals.  

 

Activity:

Let's get creative!

Having talked about spring with a member of your family, now make a spring picture.  You could make a collage, use paints or crayons.  Tell your family what you have drawn or made.

 

Home Challenge 1

Wednesday 25th March

 

Talk:

Remember how we love telling our news in Nursery.  Well, why not tell your news at home? Don't forget to use a loud clear voice when you are speaking. 

What have you been doing?  Tell a member of your family all about it.  Then ask your family what they have been doing.  Can you ask them different questions?  

 

Activity:

Phonics - Rhythm and Rhyme

Can you remember some of the rhymes we say in Nursery?  Maybe you know some more that you say at home.   

Try and say your favourite rhyme.  Look out for the words that rhyme / sound almost the same!

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