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Nursery/Pre-Nursery

We are fortunate in the Early Years that we will still have access to the Learning Book, it would be great if you could upload photos of activities your child enjoys!

You can also comment on any photo if you have any queries or questions about your child’s learning that you think we could help with, the reply will come in the form of an observation but is a good source of contact throughout this isolation period.

From all of the staff in Nursery, we hope you stay well through this period and we look forward to welcoming you back to St Gregory and St Patrick’s School as soon as possible.

With love and prayers,
Mrs McManus and Nursery Staff

Useful Websites

Phonics play:

Lots of great games for free: focus on phase 1 and 2

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Jolly phonics

All of the jingles we learn to sing alongside all sounds we have been learning.

On youtube type in ‘Jolly Phonics Phase 2’.

Phonics Bloom:

Fun reading games:

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-1

Read with Phonics:

Learning to read words (some sounds are muddled up within phases)

https://learn.readwithphonics.com/school/phonics-games?phase=2

Alphablocks:

A fun way to learn sounds, watch the different episodes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

 Numberblocks

Watch all the fun episodes and learn numbers 1-10

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Topmarks

Lots of great games to practice counting

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Dough Disco

Exercises to help pencil control skills: all you need to play along is a pot of play dough!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-IfzeG1aC4

The Imagination Tree

Activities that will help your child improve their fine/ gross motor skills

https://theimaginationtree.com/40-fine-motor-skills-activities-for-kids/

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Yoga, stories, mindfulness, relaxation and dance videos

https://www.cosmickids.com/

Learn Makaton Signs

The children have loved learning Makaton signs for Sign Language week. This is the link to the CBeebies video we have watched. There are also videos for Makaton Nursery Rhymes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=flXsU4V0zz8&feature=emb_logo

Phunky Foods

Find some simple healthy recipes you and your child can make together.

https://www.phunkyfoods.co.uk/

Username: stgregory

Password: phunky

At home with your child

Please can you try to complete some of the activities below:

  • Go on a Spring hunt: What can you see that is a sign of Spring? Draw a picture on the sheet in the pack.
  • Do some observational drawings of flowers you can see in your garden.
  • Make some play dough at home: look up dough gym on you tube and carry out the exercises with your playdough.
  • Decorate a boiled egg ready for Easter celebrations (have an egg and spoon race at home? Try egg dumping? Have a go at egg rolling? )
  • Choose one of your favourite story books at home and see if you can draw a picture of your favourite character.
  • Read lots of different kinds of books.
  • Sing nursery rhymes with actions.
  • Play I spy.
  • Watch some episodes of Number blocks (youtube)
  • Get ready for next half terms focus by researching different minibeasts, which is their favourite? What have they found out about them?
  • Go on a 2D shape hunt around the house, can you find the shapes opposite? What do you know about those shapes?
  • Practise writing your name and family member’s names.

Home Learning Tasks

These tasks are for the children who are moving into Reception in September. 

WB: 13/07/2020

WB: 06/07/2020

WB: 29/06/2020

National School Sports Week at Home 2020

WB: 22/06/2020

WB: 15/06/2020

WB: 08/06/2020

WB: 01/06/2020

WB: 18/05/2020

WB: 11/05/2020

WB: 04/05/2020

WB: 27/04/2020

WB: 20/04/2020

WB: 13/04/2020

Nursery Wish List 

Home Learning Tasks

These tasks are suitable for Pre-Nursery and the January and April Nursery intake. 

WB: 13/07/2020

WB: 06/07/2020

WB: 29/06/2020

WB: 22/06/2020

WB: 15/06/2020

WB: 08/06/2020

WB: 01/06/2020

WB: 18/05/2020

WB: 11/05/2020

WB: 04/05/2020

WB: 27/04/2020

WB: 20/04/2020

Topic - Minibeasts

Suggested Timetable