Highfield Primary School

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Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

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Nursery Previous Home Learning

 

Please find previous weeks' home learning below...

 

Week Commencing 11/5/2020

Monday

Minibeast painting- What is your favourite mini beast? Paint me a beautiful picture of your favourite, you could even add some collage materials to your picture too! Don't forget to email me your picture, I'd love to see it!

Tuesday

Number recognition circles- Using the toilet roll tubes from your tower building you are going to do some printing with them. Choose a number and write it at the top of your page, then dip your toilet roll into some paint and print the corresponding amount of circles. Repeat as many times as you like using as many different colours as you like!

Wednesday

Make a boat- Using lots of different materials from around your home (junk modelling) design and make your own boat. You could use margarine tubs, yoghurt pots, anything you like! You might even want to give your boat a sail. Test your boat in the sink, bath or even in your paddling pool and see if it floats!

Thursday

Kims game- Go on a hunt for 6-8 small items. Put them on a tray and try to remember what is there! Cover with a cloth/t-towel. One person to take an item away whilst the rest of you keep your eyes closed. Once it has been taken away (and hidden behind the choosers back) the rest can look and try and guess what is missing! Put the item back and then repeat as many times as you like!

Friday

Happy box- What makes you happy? Do you have a favourite toy? A favourite picture? A favourite game? Collect all of your favourite things and put them in a box, this is now your happy box! If you start to feel a little sad at times, you can look in your box to cheer you up! I would love to see what you have put in your boxes!

 

Week Commencing 4/5/2020 

Monday

I'm on top of it - Positional language

Choose a small teddy and have a box or a yoghurt pot.  Ask your child to put teddy inside, behind, on top, in front etc 

Challenge - Your child to sit on a child and adult give instructions of where to move - repeat with child giving the adult instructions.

Tuesday

Yesterday, you will of received a letter from Mrs Hartley - can you reply to Mrs Hartley and send it to the Nursery email. 

Wednesday

Phonics hunt.

Choose a few bowls e.g four and stick a sound on each one e.g, s,m,a,d.  Go on a sound hunt around the house and garden and see how many items of each sound you can find to put in your bowls.

Thursday

VE Day celebration -

To honour VE day we are going to make some bravery medals.  Talk about what it is to be brave, how it feels and how we can each show it.

To make the medals you will need:

*Cardboard or thick card

*Gold/silver paper or paint

*Cookie cutters

*Pencil, scissors and glue

*Sequins

*Ribbon

*Safety pins

Made the medal shape by drawing round the cookie cutters and then cut them out.  Paint them or cover in paper. Next, cover in glue and then sprinkle on some sequins or glitter.  Using 5cm lengths of ribbon, use some sticky tape to stick it to the back of the medals and then use a safety pin to attach to your top, smile for a photo and then send it to Mrs Hartley :) 

 

 

Week Commencing 27/4/2020

I have loved seeing all of your home learning photos, your minibeast hotels have been absolutely amazing! Well done!  It has also been wonderful to speak to so many of you on the phone and hear about all your adventures, it really puts a smile on my face!

Monday

What is your favourite insect? Using things that you find outside, can you make a minibeast picture out of natural materials?  Don't forget to send me a picture, I would love to see the finished result.

 

Tuesday

Window gazing - Choose a window in the house - can you draw what you can see out of the window?  Talk about what shapes you can see, what size the items are that you can see and what colours they are. It would be lovely if you could colour in your picture too!

Challenge - Could you also add to your picture some initial sound labels? E.G a t next to your picture of a tree.

 

Wednesday

Toy story - Choose a favourite toy and make up a story about that toy.  Ask an adult to write down your story (a great way for children to learn to connect marks on the page with words said out loud).  Or you could tell your favourite joke.

Challenge - Draw a picture to represent your story.

 

Thursday

Spaghetti challenge

 

Using spaghetti, stand them up in a large ball of playdough or Blue tac, I did five but you can do as many as you want.  Using dice, or number to 10 cards, roll the dice or turn over a card - your challenge is to put that many pieces of pasta onto the spaghetti without it breaking!

Extra challenge - Can you write number labels to show how many pieces of pasta you were able to thread onto the spaghetti?

 

Friday

Toilet roll STEM challenge 

Using only ten toilet rolls and five paper plates (or small, thin books) - Your challenge is to build the tallest tower possible, using all the resources, without it falling over. Don't forget to take a photo of you standing next to your tower and send it to me!  I will do the challenge on Friday too and see if I can make the tallest tower.

Extra challenge - Use fifteen toilet rolls or ten toilet rolls and five kitchen rolls and seven paper plates or small, thin books.

 

 

Didn't get a chance to complete all the fun activities from last week?  Don't worry, you can find all previous activities HERE

 

 

 

Week Commencing 20/4/2020

 

 

Look how much your beans have grown! Thank you to Mrs Horrocks for sending in the picture and to Joseph for watering them for us, you are doing a fantastic job!

Our new topics this half term are Spring and Minibeasts.

 

Monday

Boomerang maths - You say it, they bring it back!

Say an amount (e.g 3) and an object (e.g spoons). Ask your child to hunt for that many objects and bring them back. Extend by having pieces of paper with dots drawn on for them to count before hunting, or by writing the number.  Set a timer, can they beat their time?

Challenge - Can they find one more or one less?

 

Tuesday

Shaving foam

Using a shallow tray, add some shaving foam and ask your child to make patterns e.g zigzags, dots, swirls etc.

Have a go at writing your name, letters of the alphabet or challenge yourself to write some CVC words e.g cat, dog, log, sun.

 

Wednesday

Minibeast hotel

Using the cardboard tissue box you saved from last week - we are going to turn it into a minibeast hotel.

First, cut some holes in the sides for the bugs to crawl in.

Next, go on a little hunt around your garden for leaves and petals and stick these around your minibeast hotel.

Once your hotel is nicely decorated, it's time to decorate inside. Put in some soil, stones, twigs and flowers from around your garden.

Finally, go on a minibeast hunt in your garden and see what you can put in your minibeast hotel.

I found;

3 caterpillars, 2 snails, 1 woodlouse and a worm.  I also found a spider but it ran away!

Don't forget to take a picture of your minibeast hotel and email it to me, I'd love to see it!

Nursery@highfield-primary.trafford.sch.uk

 

Thursday

Size hunt

In your garden, go on a twig hunt or a leaf hunt.  Once you have gathered your twigs/leaves, can you arrange them from longest to shortest? Don't forget to use as much language as possible whilst you are doing so.

 

Friday

Minibeast baking

Let's get creative - Using our topic of Minibeasts - can you bake something in this theme e.g ladybird pizzas using pepperoni for the spots or butterfly cupcakes or snail cinnamon swirls?  Get creative and remember; baking uses so many skills - fine motor development, listening and attention, language development, mathematical development, risk taking, hand/eye coordination, responsibility, turn taking and also gross lateral development so it's fantastic to see so many pictures of you baking already!

Take a picture of your minibeast baking and send it to me, I'd love to see it!

Nursery@highfield-primary.trafford.sch.uk

 

 Save all of your toilet roll/kitchen roll inserts for a fun STEM activity next week!

 

  

Week Commencing 14/4/2020

Happy Easter!

 

Tuesday

Easter STEM.   I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and the Easter bunny hopped into your garden or home and left you an egg.  If it left you a small, individual egg or you have a hard boiled egg, maybe you would like to try a STEM challenge.  If you have older brothers or sisters, they can join in too and you could race them!

CHALLENGE: Make a zip line/wire using string or wool.  Your challenge is to then create a way to transport your egg down the zip wire.  You can use anything you have in the house E.g pipe cleaners, straws, Lego, plastic egg containers, anything at all to safely get your egg from one end of the zip wire to the other.

I would love to see your creations and hear about how you got on so please feel free to email me your pictures on my temporary email: Nursery@highfield-primary.trafford.sch.uk  

 

Wednesday

Using chalk, go outside and write some letters on the floor (or an adult could do this first).  Using a paintbrush and some water, dip the paintbrush in the water and try to rub out the chalk by going over the letters using the correct formation rhymes E.g m is Down Maisie, mountain, mountain.

 

Thursday

{Whether your child is making marks or trying to form letters, they can make labels for things}

Making labels - Look around your home together and decide what needs a label - the toys, the teabags, the shoes? Make a label using marks, or writing letters or by drawing a picture.  Use tape, Blu tack or just lay the label next to the object. Can you say what you have written or drawn?

 

 

Friday

Spring colour walk

Go on a lovely walk (or have a hunt around your garden) and see what different coloured flowers you can see.  If these flowers are growing wild, and it's safe to do so, pick one and take it home.  talk with your parent/s about all the different colours you found.  Are there any colours you could not find?  Did you find more of one colour than the others?  Take a picture and send them to me via email, I would love to see them!

Nursery@highfield-primary.trafford.sch.uk

   This is what I found on my colour walk

 

If you have an old tissue box, keep it, ready for a fun activity coming next week!

 

 

Week Commencing 23/3/2020

Monday

Go for a walk and look for numbers in the environment, ask an adult to take a picture of these on their phone. When you get home, have a go at writing these numbers on your wipe board 

 

Tuesday

Copy me - Take turns for one of you to be the 'mover' and the other to be a 'copier.' Whatever the mover does, the copier has to do too. Move your bodies in weird and wonderful ways.

 

Wednesday

Send a song - If you have a mobile device, record messages for family and friends - sing them songs or send photos or videos.  Ask them to send the same back for your child.

 

Thursday

Superpowers - You and your child choose a superpower to have for the afternoon.  Will you be invisible?  Can you fly? Super strength? Super tidy-upper? Then pretend to have that power for the rest of the day, using lots of talk to describe your superpower and what you can do.

 

Friday

Easter - Time to get creative!  Bake Easter nests or create a lovely Easter card for someone you love. If you have eggs, hard boil them (or buy styrofoam eggs) and decorate them - perhaps you could make a scene from your favourite book or turn your egg into your favourite book character.

 

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Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 748 6096

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