Welcome to the Nursery Distance Learning Hub! At the start of each week, we will be uploading new resources for your child to complete at home. These can be downloaded and printed or simply viewed online. In addition, this page also provides links to other websites and resources with ideas for delivering the school curriculum at home. 

NB If you would like to work from printed resources, and would like the school to print and send these to you, please contact the primary main office on 0121 458 5380.

 

Summer Holiday Activities

We wish all of our children and families a lovely summer break.

For those wanting to complete additional activities over the holidays, we have provided resources below:

01. Letter formation workbook.pdf

02. Pencil Control Activity Sheet-1-5.pdf

02. Pencil Control Activity Sheet-6-9.pdf

03. Write your name everyday.pdf

04. SATPIN sorting cards.pdf

05. Number Formation.pdf

06. Life Skills.pdf

07. Minibeast hunt.pdf

08. Flower hunt.pdf

09. Butterfly Shape Picture.pdf

10. Design your own character.pdf

11. Design a Pizza.pdf

 

Week beginning 13th July 2020

Early Reading

Read the story "We are all different"

We are all different story.pdf

 

Early Mark Making

This week children will be practising the letter “a”. Fill in the workbook and practise writing the letter ‘a’ using the handwriting rhymes on the chart.

My a Workbook.pdf

 

Early Maths

Sing the song 10 Fat Sausages. Watch and listen to the song here! https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-ten-fat-sausages/z6vh7nb

10 Fat Sausages Cut Outs.pdf

10 Fat Sausages Matching Numerals and Numicon.pdf

10 fat Sausages Rhyme Sheet.pdf

 

Understanding of the World/PSED

Read the story, “We are all different”. Talk about what you have read and how you and your friends and family are the same or different.

We are all different story.pdf

Make a face of yourself or a friend. You can be as creative as you like!

Can you go outside and use natural materials to make a face? Here is an example.

Outside Face template.pdf
 

 

Week beginning 6th July 2020

Early Reading

Read the story “Seren’s Seasons”

Talk about what the weather is like and what Seren does.

Seren's seasons story.pdf

 

Early Mark Making

This week children will be practising the letter “s”. Fill in the workbook and practise writing the letter ‘s’ using the handwriting rhymes on the chart.

My 's' workbook.pdf

 

Early Maths

Sing the song 5 Currant buns and 5 little men in a flying saucer. Use the puppets to retell the nursery rhymes.

5 currant buns in bakers shop.pdf

5 currant buns rhyme.pdf

5 little men in a flying saucer colouring.pdf

5 little men in a flying saucer puppets.pdf

 

Understanding of the World

The weather is different between Summer and Winter. Can you dress the people for a season? What will they wear in Winter when it is cold? What will they wear in summer when it is warm and sunny?

Boy dressing up.pdf

Girl dressing up.pdf

 

 

Week beginning 29th June 2020

Early Reading

Listen and read the story The Zoo Vet

The Zoo Vet.pdf

 

Early Mark Making

This week children will be practising the letter “m”. Fill in the workbook and practise writing the letter ‘m’ using the handwriting rhymes on the chart.

m workbook.pdf

Letter formation chart.pdf

 

Early Maths

Practise counting to 10 and 20 by singing the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D4K9oi7oBM

This week children can practise counting to 10 objects around their house. You can use small food items, toys, books or anything you can see! Practise as many times as possible every day.

Sing the 5 little speckled frogs and use the puppets, counting each time one jumps into the pool.

5 little speckled frogs rhyme.pdf

5 little speckled frog puppets.pdf

 

PSED

Helping others

Think about all the ways you can help people at home. For example, you can help to tidy up, help your brothers and sisters and help with the cooking.

Vets help people. What other jobs do people have that help people? Can you roleplay and pretend to do these jobs? You could be a nurse, doctor, teacher or fire fighter.

Use the sheets below to make puzzles.

People who help us puzzle.pdf

 

 

Week beginning 22nd June 2020

Early Reading

Listen and read the story Dear Zoo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rudDGRQ9QGA

Can you add actions for each animal in the story?

 

Early Mark Making

This week children will be practising their fine motor control. Choose one or two of the challenges to try at home. Throughout the week see if your child can get faster at these and shoe more control.

Fine motor control challenge cards.pdf

Practise holding a pencil correctly by following this guide and using the pencil control sheets.

How to Hold a Pencil.pdf

Zoo themed pencil control sheets.pdf

 

Early Maths

How many animals can you fit in each box? Estimate and take a guess how many first! Do all the animals fit in every box? Why don’t they?

How many can we fit in the box activity.pdf

 

Understanding of the World

Task 1: Use your observation skills. Can you spot the differences in these pictures?

Spot the difference.pdf

Task 2: Make a Zoo animal craft. There are some great ideas on this website. https://iheartcraftythings.com/50-zoo-animal-crafts-kids.html Send photos of your crafts to our distance learning email.

Task 3: Move your body into different shapes for each zoo animal. Use the yoga poster to help you. Can you think of anymore?

Zoo yoga.pdf

 

 

Week beginning 15th June 2020

Early Reading

Listen and read the story The Three Little Pigs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/the-three-little-pigs

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

Use the puppets to retell the story.

Puppets.pdf

 

Early Mark Making

Can you draw a pig? Will it be a Pig from the story or maybe Peppa Pig or George Pig?

Think about the shapes you are using and name all the body parts of the pig.

Pig drawing border.pdf

 

Early Maths

How long are you? Use tape, string, rope or even newspaper joined together to see how long you are. Complete the challenge with your family.

https://nrich.maths.org/14657 or download How long are you.pdf

 

Understanding of the World

Pigs live on a farm. Can you think of any other animals that live on a farm? What noises would they make?

Task 1: Sing along to Old McDonald had a farm – choose the animals and the noises the animals make.

Task 2: Match the animals to places where they live on the farm.

Where do the animals live.pdf

Task 3: Make a farm craft using things you have at home? Send photos of your farm crafts to our distance learning email! There are some great ideas on this website. https://artsycraftsymom.com/farm-crafts-for-kids/

 

 

Week beginning 8th June 2020

Early Reading

Listen and read the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/goldilocks-and-the-three-bears

Use the role play masks to act out parts of the story. Can you change your voice to sound like the characters?

 

Early Mark Making

Write a message or draw a picture to the Three Bears pretending you are Goldilocks. Talk about where you will post it? What will you need to put on an envelope? Can you write your name on your message or picture?

 

Early Maths

Daddy Bear is the biggest and tallest bear. Baby bear is the shortest and smallest bear. Can you put the bears in order?

Size Ordering.pdf

Find a small number of objects at home. Sort the objects out into big and small or order them from smallest to largest.

 

PSED

Goldilocks at the three bears porridge when she should not have done. She also broke baby bears chair. What words should we say when we have done something wrong?

Talk about these pictures and discuss if the people are being friendly or unfriendly.

Good friend sorting cards.pdf

 

 

Week beginning 1st June 2020

Early Reading

Listen and read the story “The Tiger Who Came to Tea”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cba9CUQUD0

Help your child sequence the events in the story using the pictures. What happened first, then, next? What happened at the end?

The Tiger Who Came to Tea Sequencing-1-2.pdf

The Tiger Who Came to Tea Sequencing-3-5.pdf

 

Early Mark Making

Continue to follow the link to find lots of activities to help children recognise letters in their name. When writing their name for these activities please only use a capital letter for their first initial. All other letters should be lowercase.

https://playtolearnpreschool.us/name-activities-preschoolers/

Now ask your child to copy the letters of their name.

 

Early Maths

Learn to count to 10 using the songs below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkkYaj0m6cg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk9Yt1PqQiw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq4UAss33qA

Play number tennis. You say “one” your child has to say “two” then you say “three” – can you get all the way to 10 or 20?

Practise copying and writing some of the numbers.

 

Expressive Art and Design

Who would you most like to visit you for a tea party? Draw a picture and what food you would eat.

Who would you most like to visit you at teatime.pdf

Have an imaginary tea party. Use soft toys or your family members. You can be as imaginative as you like. What food will you eat? Where will you eat it? You could make an imaginary den or tent! You could even send out invitations to who you will invite!

 

Week beginning 25th May 2020

This week we are providing a selection of activities for your child to complete at home during the half term break:

Nur Tracing Lines.pdf

Nur Shape Tracing.pdf

Nur Numbers.pdf

Nur Monkey.pdf

Nur House Trace and Draw.pdf

Nur Colouring.pdf

Nur Colouring 2.pdf

Nur Bug Drawing.pdf

 

Week beginning 18th May 2020

Early Reading

Listen and read the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

Answer these questions about the story with your family.

Read and Respond.pdf

There are lots of Hungry Caterpillar Activities on the Hungry Caterpillar App. Follow the link to download it on your smartphone or tablet.

https://storytoys.com/app/the-very-hungry-caterpillar/

 

Early Mark Making

Follow the link to find lots of activities to help children recognise letters in their name. When writing their name for these activities please only use a capital letter for their first initial. All other letters should be lowercase.

https://playtolearnpreschool.us/name-activities-preschoolers/

 

Early Maths

Every day in Nursery children talk about what day of the week it is. They sing the song 7 days in a week. Listen and sing at home. Everyday talk about what the day is. What day was it yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loINl3Ln6Ck

 

Understanding of the World

Talk about or find foods in your home that are healthy and unhealthy. Use the lunchboxes below to make a “healthy” lunch  box and an “unhealthy” lunch box. Talk to the children about how all foods are ok to eat as part of a balanced diet.

Healthy Eating Lunchbox.pdf

 

 

 

Week beginning 11th May 2020

Early Reading

Monday: Learn to sing Hickory Dickory Dock. Can you add any actions?

Tuesday: Act out the rhyme with your family.

Wednesday: Use instruments or anything that makes a sound in your house to perform the rhyme.

Thursday: Change the words to the rhyme, for example Hickory Dickory Dock the rat ran up the clock!

Friday: The clock goes tick tock. What other sounds can you hear around your house?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-hickory-dickory-dock/znpj47h

 

Early Mark Making

Learn to write the first letter of your name.

Task 1: Make a giant letter shape for the first letter in your name. You can use cardboard and decorate it if you want to!

Task 2: My name starts with – find your letter and use your finger to practice writing it in the air and then on paper.

My name starts with.pdf

Task 3: Write the first letter of your name in lots of different ways. Use paint chalk, crayons, flour, sand, mud or food!

 

Early Maths

Children often enjoy putting their things in containers and sharing with friends (whether equally or not!).  Complete this maths investigation “baskets”. You will need some small objects and some boxes or baskets.

https://nrich.maths.org/9716

Clock hunt! Go on a hunt around the house. Can you find any clocks? Do they all look the same? What numbers can you see on them?

The numbers have come off the clock! Use the numerals to complete the clock face.

Complete the clock face.pdf

 

Understanding of the World

This week we are investigating sounds.

Listen to the clips and guess the animal sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6wZHUDCUg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXXRjtnj4HI

Complete the Home Learning sound challenges.

Sound home learning challenge.pdf

 

 

Week beginning 4th May 2020

Early Reading

Monday: Learn to sing 5 little ducks. Can you add any actions?

Tuesday: Act out the rhyme with your family.

Wednesday: Use instruments or anything that makes a sound in your house to perform the rhyme.

Thursday: Change the words to the rhyme, for example 5 little birds went flying one day!

Friday: In the rhyme day and away sound the same, they rhyme. Tap your head when you hear these words in the rhyme.  Can you think of any more words that sound the same?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZw9veQ76fo

 

Early Mark Making

See all the different ways you can make marks with and without water! Experiment at home. Take photos and send email them to our distance learning address! distancelearning@arkkingsacademy.org

Mark Making.pdf

 

Early Maths

Help Ben count the underwater animals. Remember to start at 1 and to use your finger to touch each animal as you say the next number name.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

 

Understanding of the World

Investigate water using the challenges below. Make predictions talking about what you think will happen and then what happens when you have done it. If you don’t have any of the ingredients, you can change these to things you do have at home.

Water Home Learning Challenges.pdf

Place some plastic toys or objects in a container, fill this with water and freeze it.  When the water has frozen take the toy out and talk about what is happening to the ice? Talk about how water changes when it freezes and then melts as it gets warmer. Have fun chipping at the ice trying to get the toy or object out!

 

 

Week beginning 27th April 2020

Early Reading

Monday: Learn to sing Incy Wincy Spider. Can you add any actions?

Tuesday: Act out the rhyme with your family.

Wednesday: Use instruments or anything that makes a sound in your house to perform the rhyme.

Thursday: Change the words to the rhyme, for example Incy Wincy Spider Climbed up the bath tub!

Friday: In the rhyme spout and out sound the same, they rhyme. Clap when you hear these words in the rhyme.  Can you think of any more words that sound the same?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-incy-wincy-spider/zr4yt39

Order and sing Incy Wincy Spider.pdf

 

Early Mark Making

Imagine you are a spider.  How many different patterns can you make? Use the cards to help you. You can make the patterns using your finger in the air, in flour, dough or water. You can also draw these patterns using different media.

How many spider patterns can you make.pdf

 

Early Maths

Using the shapes, make your own spider picture. You can use the shapes below or create your own at home. You could use newspaper, wrapping paper to cut out the shapes. Talk about the different shapes you have used, can you use a circle, square, triangle and a rectangle when making your spider?

Spider Shapes.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0

 

Understanding of the World

What do you know about spiders? What do they look like? Where do they live? Share the video clip and information below with your child, talking about the pictures and what they have found out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUx2qqPUyOI

Learn and research about Spiders.pdf

 

Week beginning 20th April 2020

Early Reading

Monday: Learn to sing Humpty Dumpty. Can you add any actions?

Tuesday: Act out the rhyme with your family.

Wednesday: Use instruments or anything that makes a sound in your house to perform the rhyme.

Thursday: Change the words to the rhyme, for example Humpty Dumpty sat on a chair!

Friday: In the rhyme wall and fall sound the same, they rhyme. Clap when you hear these words in the rhyme.  Can you think of any more words that sound the same?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-humpty-dumpty-sat-on-the-wall/zhn7kmn

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=humpty%20dumpty

http://www.nickjr.co.uk/nick-jr-originals/games/nursery-rhymes-humpty-dumpty/

 

Early Mark Making and Expressive Art and Design

Design their own Humpty Dumpty: Humpty Dumpty Outline.pdf

Talk about what patterns and shapes you will use. What colours will you choose?

Colour in the story of Humpty Dumpty: Humpty Dumpty Colouring Story.pdf

 

Early Maths

Use the pictures below to talk about where Humpty Dumpty is. For example, “Humpty Dumpty is under the box”. Use the words in, on, under, over, by, top, side when describing where he is.

Where is Humpty Dumpty.pdf

Sing the song “Shake your bean bag” and “Bean bag song” to practice following instructions and using positional language. If you don’t have a beanbag use a soft teddy or cushion instead!

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1f7CznJPXk

 

Week beginning 13th April 2020

We're providing further activities for your child to complete at home during the Easter break:

EY Finger Pet Puppets.pdf

EY Handy Owl Worksheet.pdf

EY Superhero Play Ideas.pdf

EY Easter Colouring.pdf

EY Easter Colouring 2.pdf

EY Easter Colouring 3.pdf

 

Week beginning 6th April 2020

We wish all of our families a lovely Easter break during these unprecedented times. In order to continue to engage your child at home and maintain structure to their days, we are providing activities and puzzles for this week:

Nur Challenge Cards.pdf

Nur Number Formation.pdf

Nur Easter Egg Pattern Tracing.pdf

Listen to the story Brenda's Boring Egg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3TDnv6eKHI

Rhythm and song are really important aspects of children's development. The Out of the Ark Music website provides free songs and activities for children to engage with at home: https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ These are updated each week!

 

Week beginning 30th March 2020

This week, pupils are expected to continue with their printed study packs that were given to them/sent out prior to school closing. For those that have finished these packs, additional resources can be found here:

Early_Years_Home_Learning_Collection_Pack.pdf

It is also important children engage in daily physical activity. Tune in to Joe Wicks' daily workout at 9am here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

In addition, why not try: CoComelon Stretching 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cs6hc1xhvQ

 

Week beginning 23rd March 2020

All Nursery pupils have been issued with the following guidelines with accompanying study packs of learning activities they can do at home as part of our Distance Learning programme:

Nursery Study Pack Guidelines.pdf

This page will be updated with further home learning activities in due course.

 

Toilet Training

If you have not already done so, now maybe a good time to start or continue toilet training your child. NHS Guidance suggests to try and potty train when there are on great disruptions to your child’s or your family’s routines. Being at home for a long period of time can help with this. Below are some websites and a fact sheet that contain useful guidance and support.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/potty-training-tips/

https://www.eric.org.uk/pages/search.aspx?q=potty%20originalAttribute=

https://www.nct.org.uk/baby-toddler/potty-training

Toilet Training PDF.pdf

 

Additional Distance Learning Resources

This section provides links to websites for additional activities children can do at home.

 

Reading

These websites offer children a variety of stories and opportunities to develop their phonic skills, comprehension and knowledge of Nursery Rhymes and Traditional stories.

 

Learn English Kids has lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities. For parents there are lots of ideas on how to support your child’s learning at home, especially to help them develop vocabulary.

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/

 

A free eBook collection, developed for children aged 3-11 years old. Help your young child learn to read, and love to read, with our range of over 100 free eBooks. Registration is free and books can be tailored around your child’s age.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

Help Spot get dressed, follow a recipe and make up your own Spot story!

https://www.funwithspot.com/fun-and-games

 

Alphablocks - Watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics. Play the learning game, watch clips and print colouring pages.

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

Maths

These websites will help your child develop in number sense, shape, space, measures and problem solving.

 

Have fun practising your maths skills with these games and activity sheets.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/

 

Songs and activities to learn all about maths and numeracy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zr99cqt

 

Early Years Learning Activities and education games. Games include initial sounds, colours, compare and order, counting, matching and mouse skills.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

 

Welcome to our set of EYFS activities. We have designed these, in partnership with our Early Years Practitioner Partners, to support you in developing the initial building blocks for mathematical thinking, reasoning and problem solving with your children.

https://nrich.maths.org/13371

 

 

Understanding the World

In Early Years, children are guided to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology, and the environment.

 

Children love finding minibeasts in the outdoor environment. Join Jess for a Minibeast Adventure and discover what minibeasts are on your doorstep.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/mini-beast-adventure-with-jess

 

Every day at school, children talk about what the weather is like. Nursery children should be encourage to learn and remember the song “What’s the weather like today?” Talk about the weather each day and use these activities to support vocabulary development. You could perhaps find out what the weather is like in different places around the world.

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/category/topics/weather

Videos and discussion points on learning to be a healthy, confident and responsible citizen, including staying safe online and healthy eating.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zvryt39

 

Help Nina with her exciting experiments. Play science, building, engineering and coding games online, listen with CBeebies Radio, and sing along with Nina.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/nina-and-the-neurons

 

 

Expressive Art and Design

These websites can be used to develop your child's imagination, creativity and their ability to use media and materials.  All these approaches to expressive arts help children to represent and understand their own feelings and ideas.

 

Children should experiment with shape and pattern.

http://bomomo.com/

 

A website that supports art exploration, experimenting with shape and colour.

http://toytheater.com/category/art/

 

Create virtual artwork online, choose a digital background then build a collage by layering kente cloth and other fabric scraps, found objects, shells and cotton. Objects can be moved and re-sized, and the result printed out.

http://aminahsworld.org/create/ArtBuilder.html

 

Physical Development

The following websites will help your child develop their movement, handling of objects, understanding their own body and health and levels of self-care.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-songs-index/zhwdgwx

 

Help different character make the right choices, help others and get dressed for different jobs and weather changes.

https://pbskids.org/games/dress-up/

https://pbskids.org/games/healthy-habits/

 

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for children aged three and over.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Dancing, strength and mindfulness activities.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw