Nursery Online Learning 2021

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Maths Activity #1
Over the next four weeks Miss Aylward will prepare a suggested Maths activity that you can do together at home to strengthen your child’s number recognition and to continue building the connections between learning at home and in nursery.
The videos are designed to be watched by the children with their adult. After watching the video together, talk about the video, plan your activity and then have fun carrying it out together. Feel free to adapt and build on it to work for you and as always you are welcome to ask us any questions. Do send in any pictures you want to share with us of what you have got up to outside of nursery.
To watch the Maths Activity video, please click here.

Week commencing Monday 1st March

Dear children and families,

 

It’s our final week of remote learning! Well done for all of your hard work so far – we are incredibly proud of each and every one of you!

 

Our learning is organised by day, so please click the appropriate tab to see that day’s learning.

 

Remember to have some Child Initiated and Story Time each day, as these are both incredibly important for your child’s development.

 

Remember, you can send any work you do to nursery@minetinfants.org.uk

 

Stay safe!

Phonics

Join us for a live Phonics lesson at 9am!

 

Literacy

Have a look at the Monday slides here.

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

Have a look at the Monday slides here.

 

Topic

Learn some new animal dance moves for your daily exercise today.

Monkey Dance

Walking through the jungle

Phonics

Join us for a live Phonics lesson at 9am!

 

Literacy

Have a look at the Tuesday slides here.

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

Have a look at the Tuesday slides here.

 

Topic

Listen to story of ‘Wake-up Time on Bumble Farm’ here.

Use this book mark to encourage your child to answer the questions.

 

Phonics

Join us for a live Phonics lesson at 9am!

 

Literacy

Have a look at the Wednesday slides here.

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

Have a look at the Wednesday slides here.

 

Topic

Make a mask or hat for one of the animals from yesterday’s book.

What you will need:

  • Paper
  • Coloured pencils or pencils
  • Scissors, with adult supervision

Phonics

Join us for a live Phonics lesson at 9am!

 

Literacy

Have a look at the Thursday slides here.

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

Have a look at the Thursday slides here.

 

Topic

It’s World Book Day!

Dress up as your favourite book character and tell us why its your favourite book.

 

Phonics

Join us for a live Phonics lesson at 9am!

 

Literacy

Have a look at the Friday slides here.

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

Have a look at the Friday slides here.

 

Topic

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021

This is where schools and families across the UK come together to learn about and celebrate the people who grow our food, drink and are paid fairly. So let’s celebrate some of those farmers growing the bananas that go into our milkshakes.

 

Make a banana milkshake!

Go for a walk and buy some bananas with the Fairtrade logo (see below)

You will also need:

  1. 250ml semi-skimmed milk
  2. 1scoop vanilla ice cream
  3. 2 fair trade bananas, chopped
  4. 50ml double cream, whipped

 

STEP 1: Put the milk, vanilla ice cream and banana into a blender.

STEP 2: Whizz everything up until smooth then pour into a tall glass.

STEP 3: Drink your Fairtrade banana milkshake and tell us how it tastes.

 

Challenge: Can you find any other items with a Fairtrade logo?

 

For more information on Fairtrade Fortnightly please go to this website.

 

 

 

World Book Day 2021 is on Thursday 4th March and we will be celebrating this special day all week.

 

Dressing Up

On Thursday you can dress up as your favourite character from a book for your online lesson.

You do not need to buy any costumes, but can use items around your house. Click here for a few ideas.

 

Competition

There is also an exciting World Book Day competition that is free to enter!

You can find out more information here.

 

Story Corner

The wonderful teachers at Minet have recorded themselves reading a story.

Here are the links to their stories (you don’t have to listen to them all in one go!):

  1. Mr Magnolia
  2. Goldilocks
  3. Tabby McTat
  4. Kitchen Disco
  5. Something Else
  6. The Smartest Giant in Town
  7. The Highway Rat
  8. Paddington at the Zoo
  9. Elmer and the Monster
  10. Lima’s Red Hot Chilli
  11. Owl Babies
  12. Ruby’s Worry
  13. The Book With No Pictures
  14. A Friend for Little Bear

Week commencing Monday 22nd February

Dear children and families,

 

We hope you had a lovely half-term!

 

Our learning is organised by day, so please click the appropriate tab to see that day’s learning.

 

Remember to have some Child Initiated and Story Time each day, as these are both incredibly important for your child’s development.

 

Remember, you can send any work you do to nursery@minetinfants.org.uk

 

Stay safe!

Phonics

Join us for a live Phonics lesson at 9am!

 

Literacy

Have a look at the Monday slides here: Farmer Duck – Literacy

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

Have a look at the Monday slides here: Farmer Duck – Maths

 

Topic

Watch ‘Farmer Duck’ and listen carefully: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pxx_csv40Q

Draw a picture of how you would help Farmer Duck.

Phonics

Join us for a live Phonics lesson at 9am!

 

Literacy

Have a look at the Tuesday slides here: Farmer Duck – Literacy

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

Have a look at the Tuesday slides here: Farmer Duck – Maths

 

Topic

Listen carefully to this video and name the animals.

How many farm animal sounds can you name?

Phonics

Join us for a live Phonics lesson at 9am!

 

Literacy

Have a look at the Wednesday slides here: Farmer Duck – Literacy

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

Have a look at the Wednesday slides here: Farmer Duck – Maths

 

Topic

Make an animal mask or hat.

What you will need:

  • Paper
  • Coloured pencils or pencils
  • Scissors, with adult supervision

Phonics

Join us for a live Phonics lesson at 9am!

 

Literacy

Have a look at the Thursday slides here: Farmer Duck – Literacy

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

Have a look at the Thursday slides here: Farmer Duck – Maths

 

Topic

Sing the song ‘The Farmer in the Dell’.

Play this video and use your family to help you.

 

Phonics

Join us for a live Phonics lesson at 9am!

 

Literacy

Have a look at the Friday slides here: Farmer Duck – Literacy

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

Have a look at the Friday slides here: Farmer Duck – Maths

 

Topic

Draw your 2 favourite farm animals

What you will need: Paper and coloured pencils/pens

Week commencing Monday 8th February

Dear children and families,

 

It’s our final week of this half-term! Well done for all of your hard work so far – we are incredibly proud of each and every one of you!

 

Our learning is organised by day, so please click the appropriate tab to see that day’s learning.

 

Remember to have some Child Initiated and Story Time each day, as these are both incredibly important for your child’s development. Here are two stories by Miss Retter that you can listen to:

Story #1

Story #2

 

We are culminating our topic about People Who Help Us by focusing on all the people who are considered Real Superheroes – the Key Workers!

 

Parents as Partners:

Discuss with your child times when people have helped them and how.

If your job involves helping people, please let us know.

Your child can even help you by:

  • Working with you to make their bed.
  • Unpacking the shopping.
  • Setting the table.

 

 

Remember, you can send any work you do to nursery@minetinfants.org.uk

Stay safe!

Phonics

This week we will be recapping all the sounds we have learnt.

Practise them here and then sing the songs here.

 

Literacy

Read this story, then have a look at Slide 2, 3 and 4 here: Literacy – Real Superheroes

 

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want or Miss Retter’s stories under the ‘Welcome’ tab.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

We’re learning about measurements!

Watch Miss Hunt’s video and then have a look at the Monday slide here: Maths Capacity

 

Topic

Read the story and ask your child to choose a character that they would like to be.

Follow your child’s lead when they are playing.

 

What you will need:

  • Clothes to dress up
  • Pretend play skills for the grown ups

 

As you play with them ask them the following questions:

  • How will you help me?
  • What do you need?
  • What will you do?

Phonics

This week we will be recapping all the sounds we have learnt.

Practise them here and then sing the songs here.

 

Literacy

Read this story, then have a look at Slide 5 and 6 here: Literacy – Real Superheroes

 

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

We’re learning about measurements! Have a look at the Tuesday slide here: Maths Capacity

 

Topic

Make some fork biscuits to say thank you someone who helps you.

This recipe makes 15 biscuits and takes 15 minutes to make + 15 minutes baking time.

 

What you will need:

  1. Bowl
  2. Wooden spoon
  3. Cup or scales
  4. Baking tray

 

Ingredients

  1. 100g (1/2 cup) butter (softened)
  2. 50g (1/4 cup) caster sugar
  3. 150g (1 1/4 cup) self-raising flour

 

  1. Measure the butter and sugar. Put into a large mixing bowl
  2. Mix together with a wooden spoon until it is well mixed (Hardly any sugar granules to be seen in the bowl)
  3. Weigh out the flour, then add to your mixing bowl.
  4. Mix with your spoon then use your hands to bring it together into a soft dough
  5. Rolls small pieces of dough (the size of a teaspoon) into small balls.
  6. Place on your baking tray leaving space between them for spreading.

Phonics

This week we will be recapping all the sounds we have learnt.

Practise them here and then sing the songs here.

 

Literacy

Read this story, then have a look at Slide 7 and 8 here: Literacy – Real Superheroes

 

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

We’re learning about measurements! Have a look at the Wednesday slide here: Maths Capacity

 

Topic

Dress up in your keyworker outfit and dance/sing to the music:

Dance, dance, dance

Happy

 

Take a picture or video if you can!

Phonics

This week we will be recapping all the sounds we have learnt.

Practise them here and then sing the songs here.

 

Literacy

Read this story, then have a look at Slide 9 and 10 here: Literacy – Real Superheroes

 

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

We’re learning about measurements! Have a look at the Thursday slide here: Maths Capacity

 

Topic

Make a heart shaped rainbow to remind people to stay indoors and stick it on your window.

You will need paper and coloured pencils/pens.

Phonics

This week we will be recapping all the sounds we have learnt.

Practise them here and then sing the songs here.

 

Literacy

Read this story, then have a look at Slide 11, 12 and 13 here: Literacy – Real Superheroes

 

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

We’re learning about measurements! Have a look at the Friday slide here: Maths Capacity

 

Topic

Make a thank you card and give it to someone that has helped you. Remember to use your writing inside to say ‘thank you’ and to write your name.

Week Commencing Monday 25th January

Dear children and families,

 

I hope you are all well and are enjoying the home learning that we have set so far. This week, we have organised our learning by day, so please click the appropriate tab to see that day’s learning.

 

We have added Child Initiated and Story Time to every day’s learning, as these are both incredibly important for your child’s development.

 

We are continuing our topic all about People Who Help Us, focusing this week on: Vets.

 

Parents as Partners:

Discuss with your child times when people have helped them and how.

If your job involves helping people, please let us know.

Your child can even help you by:

  • Working with you to make their bed.
  • Unpacking the shopping.
  • Setting the table.

 

 

Remember, you can send any work you do to nursery@minetinfants.org.uk

Stay safe!

Phonics

Today’s letter is ‘h’

Please watch this video of Miss Hunt and Miss Aylward as they teach you the sound this letter makes: ‘h’ video

Which words start with the ‘h’ sound? There’s a clue below:

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Literacy

 

Have a look at Slide 2, 3 and 4 here: Literacy-The Vet

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

Have a look at Slide 2 here: Maths Measurement

 

Topic

Set up a vet’s surgery for your soft toys at home.

Can you check their temperature, apply bandages, wrap them up warm and listen to their heartbeats?

You could write down their symptoms and the treatments they’ll need.

(Parents ensure that you are a part of this play and follow the your child’s lead).

 

What you will need:

  • A white or green adults’ shirt
  • One or more of your toys
  • Tight or long socks to use as a bandage
  • Ask an adult if you can use their mobile phone earphones (Parents at the end of the ear phones tape a circular piece of paper so your child can pretend that it is a stethoscope.

Phonics

Today’s letter is ‘b’

Please watch this video of Miss Hunt and Miss Aylward as they share the sound this letter makes: ‘b’ video

Can you think of three things that start with the ‘b’ sound? There’s a clue below:

Launching the Wild Bird Revolution – National Geographic Society Newsroom

 

Literacy

Have a look at Slide 5, 6 and 7 here: Literacy – Vets

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

Have a look at the Tuesday slide here: Maths – Measurement

 

Topic

Watch Mrs Alyward’s playdough making video from last week and see if you can make some farm animals.

If you are unsure of the recipe, please see below.

Here is some help on how to make the animals but please try and be creative: Making Farm Animals video

 

What you will need:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

Phonics

Today’s letter is ‘f’ or ‘ff’

Please watch this video of Miss Hunt and Miss Aylward as they share the sound this letter makes: ‘f’ video

Can you find anything in your house starting with the ‘f’ sound? There’s a clue below:

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Literacy

Have a look at Slide 8 and 9 here: Literacy – Vets

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

Have a look at the Wednesday slide here: Maths – Measurement

 

Topic

The vet has a very busy week and has to write down all the things that they do each day.

Can you tell a grown-up the days of the week in the correct order?

You might like to draw pictures of different things you do each day, thinking carefully about the letter sounds you need.

 

What you will need:

  • Paper
  • Coloured pencils or pencils

Phonics

Today’s letter is ‘l’ or ‘ll’

Please watch this video of Miss Hunt and Miss Aylward as they share the sound this letter makes: ‘l’ video

Can you name three things that begin with the ‘l’ sound? Here’s a clue:

351 Sun Lolly Photos - Free & Royalty-Free Stock Photos from Dreamstime

 

Literacy

Have a look at Slide 10 here: Literacy – Vets

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

Have a look at the Thursday slide here: Maths – Measurement

 

Topic

Sing the song ‘Old MacDonald’ and draw a picture of your favourite animal.

Phonics

Today’s letter is ‘s’ or ‘ss’.

Please watch this video of Miss Hunt and Miss Aylward as they share the sound this letter makes: ‘s’ video

Can you think of three things that start with ‘s’? There’s a clue below:

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Literacy

Have a look at Slide 11 here: Literacy – Vets

 

Child Initiated

Make some time today to play, either independently or with your grown up.

 

Story Time

At some point today, ask your grown up to read you a story.

It can be any story you want.

Can you answer their questions about it? 

 

Maths

Have a look at the Friday slide here: Maths – Measurement

 

Bird Watching

To continue our learning about the Big School Bird Watch, take a look at this video by Mrs McKenzie all about bird watching.

 

Guinea Pigs

Watch this video of Ms Tumber to learn how to look after guinea pigs.

 

Topic

A vet is a very important job as they make animals better.

Talk to a grown-up about what job you would like to have when you grow up and who are you going to be helping.

Draw a picture or take a picture of you in your work outfit.

 

What you will need:

  • Paper and coloured pencils/pens
  • Occupation dressing up or some adult clothes.

A Message from Minet

Dear Children and Families,

Happy New Year and we hope that you all managed to enjoy the Winter break with time as a family and time to relax.

Despite our current situation the learning will continue to be as stimulating and exciting as possible.

For our first Spring topic we will be learning all about People Who Help Us.

Some of the questions we would be asking are:

Who helps us and how do they help us?

Who is here to help us in school? & at home

Who is your favourite superhero?

Parents as Partners:

Discuss with your child times when people have helped them and how.

If your job involves helping people, please let us know.

A home learning activity will involve the children helping you at home. Always a popular exercise!!

Encourage your child to help you to make  bed.

Your child can help you to unpack the shopping.

Ask your child to help you set the table.

Think of different things that your child can help you with and do share with us!

Phonics Challenge

Songs, Rhymes, Phonics and Literacy

Please remember to keep safe.

Have a look at this story and see the different ways you can

Communicate with your friends and teachers.

Maybe you could write a letter or send a card, make a picture for a friend or teacher. Perhaps your parents could help you to write an email or send in some photographs.

Whatever you choose we are sure that a grown up can help you and don’t forget to write your name using your name card.

Its really important to do some exercise at home, can you count and stamp your feet or try to dance & count to the music?

Feed the shape monsters the correct shapes and let us know who ate the most.

Try this addition game and let us know how you get on.

Name two people who help us.

Listen to a story about people who help us. Like this one about Topsy and Tim going to the doctor.

Draw a picture of you helping someone.

Encourage your child to get dressed by themselves. This will help them to be independent learners.

Watch this video with your child to encourage them.

Make you own ‘People who help us’ costume.

Borrow an adult’s hat to be a helmet or a shirt to be a doctor’s coat.

Pretend you are the person who is helping.

What would you do?

What would you say?

Take a photograph and send it to us, we would really love to see you dressed up.

Shapes Challenge

Can you make a shape picture like Mrs Prashar’s at home?

It could be your home, a flower, an animal or anything that you can think of!

Share what you create with twitter@minetinfants.org.uk

Other Learning Challenges

Stay Home, Stay Safe

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have used these beautiful illustrations from their stories and added captions to remind us to stay at home and how to stay safe.