Useful links for Nursery pupils:
Daily Maths Meeting Songs / Mathematics:
Days of the week
Months of the year
Counting backwards from 20
Top Marks games
Physical Development / Gross & Fine motor skills development:
Get moving (Wake up shake up videos)
Literacy / Phonics:
Find below the link to the Phase 1 (Aspects 1-7) document. These are a range of phonics lessons / activities to help children develop their audiotory skills. They need to develop this skill before they are able to distinguish between different sounds in words, a skill they will require when learning to read. Work through the activities randomly through aspects 1-6, aspect 7 to be taught last.
Phonics (phase 1 letters and sounds online games)
Phonics play free games
Mr Tumble Nursery Rhymes
Practical ideas for Maths home learning
- Count objects in your house (how many windows/doors/stairs have you got?)
- Look at numbers in the environment (find numbers on the remote control/phone/ipad/kitchen - washing machine etc.
- Count how many jumps, claps etc you can do in a minute.
- Guess my number (it is 1 more than 5 and 1 less than 7, what can it be?)
- Set up a pretend shop and use money to buy things.
- Look for shapes in your house (can you find a square/rectangle/circle/triangle?)
- Guess my shape (it has three sides, what can it be?)
- Fill up different sized cups with water, which holds more/less?
- Fill containers with water and talk about full, half full, empty.
- Share out sweets/fruit/raisins etc, who has more/less? Is it fair?
- Practice number counting to 10.
- Count forwards and backwards.
- Practice writing numbers.
- Order numbers 1-10.
- Can you find 5 of the same thing, 3 of the same thing etc?
- Sing number songs (10 green bottles, 10 fat sausages, 5 little speckled frogs, 5 little ducks, 5 little men in a flying saucer etc)
Practical activities for Literacy / Phonics home learning (EYFS)
- Play I spy with initial sounds
- Play I spy with Fred talk (I Spy with my little eye a c-a-t, d-o-g)
- Play Simon says with Fred talk (Simon says j-u-m-p)
- Practice writing your name (can you write it in bubbles in the bath, in water on the ground with a paintbrush)
- Practice writing full name.
- Keep a diary for the days we are off school (draw pictures)
- Tell and draw / write a story.
- Look at picture books and make up stories using the pictures.
- Share stories together.
- Talk about different stories, what might happen next?
- Explore magnetic letters.
School recipe in home learning pack to make play dough for your child to take part in ‘Dough Disco’ to music – “roll it, ball it, sausage it, pinch it, 2 finger dancing, make a pizza, squeeze it (see you tube link above)