Nursery – Home Learning 08.01.2021

Good morning Nursery!

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying your home learning activities so far.

I am planning to set up Zoom meetings with groups of children next week.  Each meeting will take place at 10.30 am.  Details of your child’s allocated Zoom meeting will be posted via the Memo section on Tapestry.

Here are the activities for today:

Read a book:

It’s very important that you share a book with your child every day. Reading sparks your child imagination and stimulate curiosity. It helps develop your child’s brain, ability to focus, concentration, social and communication skills. Helps your child to learn the difference between ‘real’ and ‘make – believe’.

The book I chose for today is ‘Stick man’ by Julia Donaldson. The story describes a Stick Man who lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. When he decides to venture outside, Stick Man quickly discovers that being a stick makes him a very attractive toy and tool for lots of different people and animals.

Here are some ideas for ways to make sharing the book even more fun:

  • Stick Man is trying to get home.
  • How many ducks and ducklings can you count in the river?
  • Have you ever played Pooh Sticks?
  • Can you think of anything else a stick might be used for?
  • Stick Man is on the beach.
  • Can you spot the lighthouse in the picture?
  • How many shells are on the sandcastle?
  • Draw a picture of the best sandcastle you can imagine.
  • Stick Man is used for all sorts of things.
  • What do the children use Stick Man for?
  • How do you think it makes Stick Man feel?
  • What makes you cross? What makes you happy?
  • Oh, no! Stick Man is in danger.
  • Have you ever played in the snow?
  • Do you remember any nice dreams you’ve had?
  • Who do you think is stuck up the chimney?
  • Stick Man is back in the family tree.
  • What Christmassy things can you see in the picture?
  • What do you think might be in the stick children’s presents?
  • Can you think of any Christmas songs or carols?

Mark – making activities:

You can create a story map, showing Stick Man’s adventure and all the different things he was used for. Encourage your child to retell the story, using the map as a guide. Another lovely idea is to ‘write’ a postcard from Stick Man to his family. Encourage your child to use the story to describe what has happened to Stick Man on his adventure.

Exploring media and materials:

You can make your own Stick Man using natural objects collected on a daily walk/in the garden or using a kitchen roll tube as a body! Your child can draw features like his eyes (no need for googly eyes etc.) .

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Solakova