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This page has been set up to support home learning for Nursery pupils whilst the school is closed due to the Coronavirus.  Home learning resources will be added regularly for parents/carers to access.  Should you have any questions please contact the Nursery team via email using this email address: nursery@southwood.bardaglea.org.uk.  One of our team will check the inbox daily and get back to you as soon as possible.  We urge families to follow Government guidance and to stay safe.

English

Summer 2 - Week 5

 

Tasks – Share a story with your family every day and complete the Core reading and writing tasks below.

 

W/C 29/06/20

Core Activity

Phonics activities

Monday

Text: Grandma Bird – Benji Davies

Speaking and listening focus:

 

Look at the image. Grandma Bird is set on an island. When Noi visits his Grandma, he is cut off from his Father and his home.

 

 

Task 1 - Think about and discuss the following questions:

  • What can you see in the picture?
  • What do you think about the hut in the picture?
  • Where would you find food, water and shelter if you were on the island?
  • How would you get around the island?
  • Would you prefer to live on the island on your own or one other person?
  • What would it be like if that other person didn’t stop talking or didn’t talk at all? Would you feel more or less lonely?
  • If you lived on a small island, would there always be things to explore?

 

Parents / Carers: Note down your child’s responses to the questions above.

 

Take a photo your work and share them with us using the email address at the top of the page.  

Every day this week practise all sounds learnt in Nursery by flashing the cards one at a time and your child to say the sound, if they are unsure of sound you say the sound and get your child to repeat it back to you. This is a quick activity that can be repeated throughout the day.

 

This week we will focus on one sound a day. Look at each day’s sound poster with your child, see if they can tell you the pictures that begin with that sound. Please focus on the lower case letter when attempting to write the sound.

 

Today’s sound is ‘i’

Pictures are – invitation, ink, igloo

Can your child think of any other words beginning with this sound?

Practise writing out the lower case letter ‘i’

Remind your child to start at the top- Say the rhyme- ‘down the insect body and a dot for the head.’ Encourage your child to not take pencil off the page until they do the dot for the head (remember just a dot)

Tuesday

Text: Grandma Bird

Literacy: Creating Ideas from words.

 

Task 1 – think of the word Grandma – note down your initial ideas and what you think about when she hear or see the word Grandma. Draw a picture of what you think a Grandma may look like.

 

Task 2 - The Grandma in our book is called Grandma Bird – draw an image to show what you think she looks like and then describe her to an adult.

 

Think about the following questions:

  • What do you think she looks like?
  • What do you think she wears?
  • Do you think Granma Bird is her real name or a nickname?
  • What do you call your grandparents? Is this different to what your parents called their grandparents?

 

Share you images of Grandma Bird with us by sending to the email address above.

Look at today’s sound poster with your child, see if they can tell you the pictures that begin with that sound. Please focus on the lower case letter when attempting to write the sound.

Todays sound is ‘n’

Pictures are – nose, nail, necklace, nest.

Can your child think of any other words beginning with this sound?

Practise writing out the lower case letter ‘n’

Remind your child to start at the top- Say the rhyme- ‘Down Nobby and over the net.’ Encourage your child to not take pencil off the page until the end.

Wednesday

Text: Grandma Bird

Expressive Art and Design

 

Imagine that you lived on an island, think about the following questions:

  • What shape would your island be?
  • Would it be a big or a small island?
  • Would there be lots of people on the island?
  • Would there be lots of buildings?
  • Where would you get your food?
  • Where would you sleep?

 

Draw / make your island and label the different things you have put on your island.

 

Once you have drawn / made your image add key words that are used in the text to describe what you have drawn.

 

Share your drawing with us by emailing them to the email address above.

Look at today’s sound poster with your child, see if they can tell you the pictures that begin with that sound. Please focus on the lower case letter when attempting to write the sound.

Todays sound is ‘p’

Pictures are – pear, parrot, pirate, penguin.

Can your child think of any other words beginning with this sound?

Practise writing out the lower case letter ‘p’

Remind your child to start at the top- Say the rhyme-‘Down the plait, up and over the pirates face.’ Encourage your child to not take pencil off the page until the end.

Thursday

Text: Grandma Bird

Speaking and Listening: Asking questions as a reader

Literacy: writing a prediction

 

Here is the front cover of the book, Grandma Bird. Is it similar to your drawing yesterday? What is similar and different to the front cover and the image you drew?

 

Think about the following questions and discuss them:

  • Who are the characters?
  • What do you think the boy is pointing at?
  • What time of day is it? How do you know?
  • Are they are going fishing?
  • Are the birds following them?
  • How long do you think they have been at sea?

 

Use the front cover for clues about the story, draw a prediction to show what you think the story is going to be about. Use the questions above to help you.

 

Remember to share your predictions with us by emailing the email address at the top of the page.

Look at today’s sound poster with your child, see if they can tell you the pictures that begin with that sound. Please focus on the lower case letter when attempting to write the sound.

Todays sound is ‘g’

Pictures are – goat, ghost, gat and guitar.

Can your child think of any other words beginning with this sound?

Practise writing out the lower case letter ‘g’

Remind your child to start at the top- Say the rhyme- ‘Round the girls face, down her hair and give her a curl.’ Encourage your child to not take pencil off the page until the end.

Friday

Text: Grandma Bird

First encounters of the book

 

Listen to the book being read by Benji Davies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIytFPjF_9I

 

Answer the following questions after hearing the story, think about the evidence from the text (this can be through the words or the images) and justify your answers.

  • Did Noi like staying with his Grandma?
  • When he creeps away where does he go?
  • Does Noi want Grandma to know he is going?
  • Do you think Noi likes staying with Grandma?
  • What is the relationship like between Noi and Grandma?
  • What do Grandma Bird and Noi do together?
  • Would you like to stay with Grandma Bird?

 

Remember when you are justifying your answers you need to use evidence from the text and use the word ‘because’ in your sentences.

 

Draw an image of either Grandma Bird or Noi and write what you know around them, this could include what they wear, where the live, what they do, how they feel, why they do certain things etc.

 

Send us your images by emailing them to the year group email above.

Look at today’s sound poster with your child, see if they can tell you the pictures that begin with that sound. Please focus on the lower case letter when attempting to write the sound.

Todays sound is ‘o’

Pictures are – otter, ostrich, orange, and octopus.

Can your child think of any other words beginning with this sound?

Practise writing out the lower case letter ‘o’

Remind your child to start at the top- Say the rhyme- ‘All around the orange.’ Encourage your child to not take pencil off the page until the end.

English

Summer 2 - Week 6

 

Tasks – Share a story with your family every day and complete the Core reading and writing tasks below.

 

W/C 6/7/20

Core Activity

Phonics activities

Monday

Text: Grandma Bird – Benji Davies

Literacy focus: retelling (of part of the story)

 

Re-read the story up to “…and she never had time to play.”

 

What activities do Noi and Grandma do? Think about activities that they do together or separately. Are these activities that you do with your Grandparents?

 

Draw a story map (small pictures that show the events of the story) to show the events in the story so far.

 

Think about the following:

  • What does Noi do?
  • What does Grandma Bird do?
  • Where does Noi go?
  • What does Noi’s father do?

 

Add some labels to your images to show the characters and the activities that they are doing.

 

Take a photo your work and share them with us using the email address at the top of the page.  

Every day this week please practise flash cards of each sound. This is a quick activity to help your child with consistently naming each sound.

 

Write on two separate pieces of paper the sounds ‘m’ and ‘a’ Cut out the pictures from sounds ‘m and a’

Children to look at and name each picture. Listen to the first sound of each word and put them under the correct sound.

Pictures are – mask, milkshake moon minibeast.

Pictures are – apple, anchor, axe, and astronaut.

 

Tuesday

Text: Grandma Bird

Literacy Focus – understanding language

Expressive Arts and Design focus – music

 

Task 1 – look at the page where Grandma is asleep. Think about the following questions:

  • What does ‘top and tail’ mean?
  • Have you slept like this before?
  • What does ‘snored like a walrus’ mean? Listen to the following clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlk-3nw-2fY
  • If this is how Grandma snores, how do you think she laughs? Talks? Sings?
  • Act out how Grandma snores etc. Think about using your voice or different objects to help make the sounds.

 

Task 2 – think about Noi

  • How do you think he snores? What does he sound like?
  • How does he talk? Laugh? Sing?
  • Act out how Noi snores etc. Think about using your voice or different objects to help make the sounds.

 

Take a photo / video of you performing your different noises and send them to us via email or Class Dojo.

Flash cards of sounds.

 

Write on two separate pieces of paper the sounds ‘s’ and ‘d’ Cut out the pictures from sounds ‘s and d’

Children to look at and name each picture. Listen to the first sound of each word and put them under the correct sound.

 

Pictures are – socks, saw, sausages, submarine.

Pictures are – dinosaur, dragonfly, dice and dog

 

Wednesday

Text: Grandma Bird

Speaking and Listening focus

Literacy focus – becoming a character

 

Look at the page where Noi is in the cave – Benji Davies using light and dark to portray Noi’s emotions as he hides from the storm and to imitate the fierce lightning storm. Think about the following questions and annotate the image to show your responses:

  • Which parts of the cave are dark?
  • How does the cave seem?
  • Where is Noi? What is he doing?
  • How does Noi feel?
  • Where is the light coming from?
  • Which parts of the picture have light shining on them?

 

Create a cave / think about being in a cave – think about the follow things / act out how Noi would act:

  • How does Noi feel about being in the cave?
  • Is Noi hot or cold?
  • What does Noi do whilst he is in the cave?
  • How does he react to the bird being in the cave with him? It squawks so do you think the bird is scared?
  • Can Noi use his bucket and fishing rod whilst he is in the cave?
  • What do you think Noi would be thinking whilst he is in the cave?

 

Share your ideas with us by emailing them to the email address above.  

Flash cards of sounds.

 

Write on two separate pieces of paper the sounds ‘t’ and ‘i’ Cut out the pictures from sounds ‘t and i’

Children to look at and name each picture. Listen to the first sound of each word and put them under the correct sound.

 

Pictures are – Tomato, turtle, table, toaster

Pictures are – invitation, ink, igloo

 

Thursday

Text: Grandma Bird

Literacy focus: looking at characters

 

Look at the different images of Grandma Bird from the book. What do we know about her?

 

Draw an image of Grandma Bird – think about the following:

  • What she wears?
  • What she does?
  • What she looks like?

 

Once you have drawn Grandma Bird, write labels or try to write a sentence to describe her. Try to use a descriptive word (adjective – e.g. old, short, round etc.) to describe her.

 

Remember to also use the correct letter formation, use your sounds to decode words to spell and try to hold your pencil in a tripod grip.

 

Share your ideas about Grandma Bird with us by emailing them to the email address above.

Flash cards of sounds.

 

Write on two separate pieces of paper the sounds ‘n’ and ‘p’ Cut out the pictures from sounds ‘n and p’

Children to look at and name each picture. Listen to the first sound of each word and put them under the correct sound.

Pictures are – nose, nail, necklace, nest. Pictures are – pear, parrot, pirate, penguin.

Friday

Text: Grandma Bird

Literacy focus: looking at characters

 

Look back at your drawing and sentences of Grandma Bird that you did yesterday. Think about your Grandma or an elderly relative.

  • What is your Grandma / elderly relative like?
  • Do they always wear the same things like Grandma Bird does?
  • Do they make seaweeds soup or anything else that you might not like?
  • Do they keep their teeth in a jar?
  • Do they knit or practise yoga like Grandma Bird does?
  • Where do they live? Do they live on an island like Grandma Bird?

 

Draw a picture of your Grandma or an elderly relative and add images of what they do.

 

Once you have drawn your picture of you Grandma or elderly relative, write some labels or try write a sentence to describe them. Try to use a descriptive word (adjective – e.g. old, short, round etc.) to describe them.

 

Remember to also use the correct letter formation, use your sounds to decode words to spell and try to hold your pencil in a tripod grip.

 

Share your ideas about Grandma Bird with us by emailing them to the email address above.

 

Flash cards of sounds.

 

Write on two separate pieces of paper the sounds ‘g’ and ‘o’ Cut out the pictures from sounds ‘g and o’

Children to look at and name each picture. Listen to the first sound of each word and put them under the correct sound.

Pictures are – goat, ghost, gat and guitar. Pictures are – otter, ostrich, orange, and octopus.

 

Maths 

Summer 2 - Week 5

 

Complete the core activity outlined on the timetable and an additional activity.

 

W/C 29.6.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

See ‘sharing poster.’ Within the picnic scene poster there are plenty of opportunities for your child to talk about sharing, including how objects can be shared fairly and unfairly. It also shows situations where items cannot be shared, allowing children to develop a deeper understanding of sharing. Look at the fruit on the plate is that fair? How do you know that it is fair? How many pieces of pizza can you see? If child and parents share how many pieces would they get each?

Draw a picture of you and your friends sharing apples.

Tuesday

 

Working out sharing problems

  • Sam has 2 rabbits who love eating carrots. She had 4 carrots to share between the rabbits. How many carrots will each rabbit have? Draw two rabbits and share the carrots out.
  • Cut an apple into 4 pieces. If you share the pieces with a member of your family how many pieces would you each get?
  • You open up a packet of sweets and you have 8 sweets. If you share them with your friend how many would you each have?
  • If you made some toast using 1 piece of bread and you cut it into 2 pi

 

Show you’re working out by drawing the pictures or using objects.

Wednesday

See Counting picture. This will allow your child to explore counting up to 20 by counting out different numbers of pictures. Encourage your child to make sure they count each item one at a time.

  • You could also play it as a game. Someone say a number and the first person to find that amount of fruit or veg

Draw a picture of your own fruit or vegetables and write the amount under each picture.

Thursday

Working out number problems by adding 1,2 or 3 more.

  • 5 ducks were swimming 1 more duck joined them how many altogether?
  • 7 children were on a bus 2 more children joined how many children altogether?
  • You had 3 fish fingers on your plate. You mum gave you 1 more. How many do you have?
  • 10 people were on the train. 1 more person got on the train at the next stop. How many people on the train?

Make up your own number problems using your toys.

Friday

 

Working out numbers problems by taking away 1 or 2

  • 4 sharks were swimming. 1 shark swam away how many sharks are left?
  • 10 green bottle were on the wall but 2 fell off. How many are left?
  • If you have 6 birds in your garden and 1 flew away how many birds would be left?
  • If you had 8 current buns but two were eaten how many would you have left?

Write out your own number line and jump backwards to work out your answer.

Maths 

Summer 2 - Week 6

 

Complete the core activity outlined on the timetable and an additional activity.

 

W/C 07.07.2020

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

 

Counting objects from a group. Find objects around your house- spoons, socks, coins, play figures. Encourage your child to count them one at a time.

Go to BBC bitesize link below

Arrow across to the game ‘ counting from a group’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/education-

ivor-starting-school?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2

Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzd4b382

 

Tuesday

 

Use front door template. Add number to each door. Start with number 1. You can colour in your house but make sure you do not cover the number.

Go onto BBC bitesize link below

Click ordering numbers and help bud put the numbers in the correct order.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/

articles/zd4b382

 

Wednesday

 

Make a shape kite. Use a4 piece of paper and cut out a large 2D shape- triangle, circle, or rectangle, square. Decorate your shape kite by drawing lots of different shapes and colour them in. Add

Fly your kite in an outdoor area.

Thursday

 

Use your number cards and put them in the correct order, starting with the smallest number.

What is the smallest number?

What is the biggest number?

Ask your child what is one more to a given number.

What is one more than 7

What is one more than 3

What is one less than 5

What is one less than 8

Play buds number garden on BBC bitesise

Arrow across to the more or less game

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/education-

ivor-starting-school?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2

Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzd4b382

 

Friday

Fun Friday- sing some numbers songs (See number song sheet)

Do you know any other number songs? Make up your own number song

 

Science Week

Summer 2 - Week 5

 

W/C 29.6.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

Growing a carrot top. (See weekly science sheet.)

 

Attempt growing some of your own vegetables.

Tuesday

Mini beast hunt. (See weekly science sheet)

 

Spend time outside sitting and listening to environmental sounds. What sounds can you hear? Do they make the same sounds or are they different? How are they different?

Wednesday

Drawing around shadows (See weekly science sheet)

 

Put on some fun music and dance with your shadow. What shapes can you make with the shadow of your body? Send us your photos.

Thursday

 

This experiment is an engineering one. Making chair for your teddy (See science sheet)

 

Think of other items that you can make for your teddy. You might want to make accessories such as a hat, glasses or even a car to ride in. Enjoy! Send us your photos

Friday

 

Making a rainbow out of skittles/sweets (See weekly science sheet)

 

Think of other creative ways that you can make a rainbow. Send a photo of your ideas.

Art and Music Week 

Summer 2 - Week 6

 

 

W/C 6.7.20

Music Activity

Art  Activity

Monday

Listen/Appraise

Watch & Listen to ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ https://youtu.be/oQvekaWjiDo

 

What is the song about?

Tap/clap along with the music

What words are repeated?

Have you travelled on a bus?

Do the actions

On your daily walk or in your garden. Look for different coloured green items that can be stuck down to make a green collage.

 

Tuesday

Compose

 

Revise the song. How many times do some of the words repeat? 2 or 3 times?

Now, let’s have a go at creating some simple sounds and patterns.

You will need an adult to help you.

How to create:

Tap your hands 3 times now copy back the sound counting carefully.

Rub your hands (listen to the sound it creates) and copy it back.

Rub your hands quietly/loudly and then quickly/slowly and copy it back.

Find an object/ 2 sticks that can be tapped together.

Tap them 3x, 4x and let the sound be copied back.

Find or make a simple instrument that can for example, shake or scrape and copy back the sound.

 

Paint some pasta tubes let them dry. Thread them onto some string to make a necklace or bracelet. See if you can create a pattern using either two or three different colours.

 

Wednesday

How many instruments can you name?

    

      

How are they played?

Are the sounds long or short?

Revise the song you sang and think about the sounds that you created.

Look back at the composition you started.

Can you think of new words to add to the song?

 

For example: I am a robot I go beep-beep-beep

Use your robot voice and do ‘robot moves’. (Just use head, arms and hands. i.e. stay on the spot!).

‘Program’ an instruction for example walk forwards 4 steps, move your head from side to side 4 times. 

Give simple instructions to the robot to follow.

Can you give the robot 2 instructions together? For example nod your head 3 times then turn around.

 

Is there anything you would do differently? Or change?

Practise it until you like what you hear.

 

Practise and Perform: Find someone to listen to you (your audience) and perform it to them.

Record your work. Use an audio or video recording.

Instrument names- claves, triangle, tambourine and bells.

 

Use balloon template. Colour the balloon using either pencils, felt tips or paint. Make sure you fill in all the area of the balloon using different colours. How many colours can you use? Did you use different shades? Name all the different colours and shades to an adult.

Thursday

 

Self-Assess and Share your work:

 

Listen to the recording you made.

Make any last minute changes.

Listen and think about your work – do you enjoy the sound? Can you add interest by playing it louder/quieter? Faster/slower?

Share your work so we can all hear it.

 

nursery@southwood.bardaglea.org.uk OR class dojo

See Elma template saved in Art Resources

Use different colours to cover each square on Elma. Find different textured materials of different colours. You can use natural items- petals, leaves, twigs. If you have any use different coloured tissue paper

Friday

 

Southwood Sing-a-Long

Take a look at  the songs see webpage:  Music @ Southwood

 

Encourage everyone in your household to learn the lyrics/words and sing these songs together

Take it Further…

Choose one of the worksheets based on the songs - see webpage:  Music @ Southwood

 

Sing with the family and many other families around the world at 11.00am –www.thesofasingers.com/

Use cake cases to make an elephant. Mix white and black paint together to make a grey elephant. Add legs ears trunk and tail out of paper if you don’t have the colour either paint them or colour them in. What colours can you mix? Try blue and yellow to make green. Red and yellow to make orange. What colour elephant will you make? Send us pictures of your elephants.

 

 

 

 

Please also take a look at our web page Music @ Southwood for more activities
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