Nursery Home Learning

If you are looking at this page, it means that you are self-isolating. This is very responsible as you are making sure you are keeping yourself and others around you as safe as possible.

It is important you keep learning at home and this page contains the learning that you should complete. You have been given a Home Learning pack and you should use this to complete your learning.

We hope that you stay well and we look forward to seeing you back at school soon. 

Stay safe,

Kerry, Sufiya and Avril

 

Sensory Play Activity Literacy Activity Maths activity Fine Motor Activity
Monday Place dried pasta or rice in a box or tray and bury objects like cars, Lego bricks, small play people or animals in it. Talk about the different textures and let it run 

through your fingers.

Explore pouring it from one container to another.

Provide scoops, spoons, funnels etc. 

Explore the storybook together or enjoy this beautiful animated version online. 

Encourage your child to communicate with you about the pictures and story, pausing the reading or watching after each page if needed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPQRiSTYFHo

Cut out the Owl Babies stick puppets found in your pack and attach to lollisticks, drinking straws or spoons.

Use these to match to the pictures as you look at the story, and then to retell the story with your child.

Talk about big and small with your child, and count the baby owls to 3, pointing to each one.
Give the owls one item each, e.g. one piece of dry pasta, one Lego brick, one piece of dry cereal, counting to 3 and pointing to the items each time.

Explore hand printing with your child using different coloured paint and paper.

Make a handprint owl picture like the one here.

Tuesday

Make a sensory bottle together. Fill the bottle with water and add one or more of these:

  • A few drops of oil (mixed with food colouring)
  • Glitter or sequins
  • Small plastic shapes, beads, figures etc.

GLUE THE LID ON SECURELY!

Encourage your child to explore the bottle, shaking it and watching the contents settle; holding it up to the light.

Look at the storybook or online version above together.

 

Use the mother and baby owl stick puppets to match to the pictures in the story.

Say the character names: Sarah, Percy, Bill and Mummy.

Watch and sing together ‘Ten Little Owls’

Repeat this until your child becomes very familiar with the song.

You can then pause the video and support them to anticipate the next number.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke6xc

 

Support your child to use feathers to make marks using paint.

Use different parts of the feather to make different marks.

Experiment with painting using other objects.

Wednesday

Make owl soup using different ingredients from your house/garden/park.

Try adding things that have an interesting smell. For example coffee, soap or custard. 

Look at the storybook or online version above together.

 

Use the mother and baby owl stick puppets to tell the story- encourage your child with questions like “Where was Mummy?”; “What did Bill say?”; “Where were the owls?”

Use the play dough recipe from your home learning pack to make play dough with your child.

Use the play dough to roll worms for the owl mother to bring to her babies.

Can you roll a worm that is longer? One that is shorter?

Use your puppets to act this out, counting the worms each time.

Support your child to fill an empty cardboard box or a large bowl with things for the owls’ hole - if you are able to go outside for a walk you could collect fallen leaves, feathers, conkers, pine cones and twigs. Great things to add from around the house would be cotton wool; ripped up or cut paper (you could cut out simple leaf shapes); tissues; scrunched paper or tissue paper; pieces of cut up fabric, lengths of ribbon or string.

Take time to explore the materials with your child and encourage them to feel them. Model describing words to go with the materials like “soft”; “hard”; “bendy”; “springy”; snuggly”; “warm”; “comfy”.
Thursday Tear pieces of tissue paper or old magazines. Screw up into a ball and stick onto an outline drawing of an owls egg to make a collage.

Look at the storybook or online version above together.

Use the pictures in your pack  to make a matching pairs game by cutting up two of the sheets, lying face down and turning over two by two.

Say the name of the animal or object on the card as you or your child turn it over.

 

 

 

Watch and sing together ‘Ten Little Owls’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke6xc1bnC_0

Repeat this until your child becomes very familiar with the song

You can then pause the video and support them to anticipate the next number.

Use old toilet rolls to make 3 baby owls and their Owl Mother by pushing the tops down on each side to form pointy ears. Paint or cover them with paper, either in the same colours as the story or the colours your child chooses. Stick on paper or card wings, beaks and eyes, or use googly eyes if you have them.

When you have finished you can put them in the owl hole you made earlier. Support your child to play with the owls, perhaps putting them to bed, or saying the key line from the story “I want my Mummy!”

Friday

Make a bird feeder and hang it from a tree in the park. 

https://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/

 

Watch the ‘Teletubbies’ episode featuring ‘Owl Babies’ together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhi0NZs-Z7Q

Use the picture cards again to play a lotto game- use the remaining sheet as a baseboard and support your child to turn over one set of picture cards one by one and match to his baseboard until it is full.

Say the names of the pictures as your child turns them over.

Watch and sing together ‘Ten Little Owls’ Repeat  this until your child becomes very familiar with the song.

You can then pause the video and support them to anticipate the next number.

Use a paper plate to make an owl with your child.

Support them to mark make the feathers, eyes and beak and to make folds in the plate as shown.

Help your child to cut feet, or cut them for them and support them to stick on independently.