Our learning for wc 20th September
This week in nursery, the children are going to be learning to match numbers to sets of objects.
Think of a number, can you find that many cups?
Can you do that many jumps on the spot?
Lesson 1 -
Today you will need some small objects e.g. plastic bricks, small world objects or counters.
Today we are going to learn to see if it is possible to work out how many objects there are in your hand with your eyes shut.
Shut your eyes, hold one hand out and ask a someone at home to put a few objects carefully into your hand.
Carefully count the objects by feeling for an object with the fingers on your other hand, picking it up and placing it on the ground, while saying the appropriate number name.
You might say - I am going to move one object at a time. One, next is this block – two. There is only this object left – that is three. There were three objects in my hand.
Then open your eyes and check if you are right.
Lesson 2 -
Today you are going to use your fingers to count to five.
Ask someone at home to have a go first and watch their fingers as you raise them, one by one, while counting to five. You could join in the counting and the actions.
Say the rhyme using your fingers: Five little birds.
One little, two little, three little, four little, five little birds so small;
One little, two little, three little, four little, five little birds on the wall.
Kitty Cat came from a nearby bush…MEOW! Gave the garden gate a push… SQUEEEEAK!
And one little, two little, three little, four little, five little birds went WHOOSH!
Enjoy singing your rhyme to everyone in your family!
Lesson 3 -
Today you are going to be using your careful counting to help you find out how many clothes you have at home.
Tell your grown up you will need: a washing line, pegs, five T-shirts, two socks, four gloves and a clothes basket.
Show children the clothes-basket and invite them to help sort out your clothes.
Explain that you would like to know how many socks you have first.
Take the socks and peg them up on the line, or ask a child to do so.
I wonder whether anyone can see how many socks there are. Can you show the same number of fingers as there are socks?
How did you know there were two? Did you need to count them?
Lesson 4 -
Today you are going to use your careful counting to get ready for a teddy bear's party. Collect some different teddies or toys that you might have at home.
There are going to be five people altogether at the party so you need to get the right number of hats, plates and cups ready.
Watch your grown ups count out the different objects at home. Your grown up might make a mistake, see if you can help them count out the correct amount.
I counted to five, so I have five plates. Is this right?...Oh, you think I have made a mistake. What did I do wrong?
Lesson 5 -
Go for a walk around your house, both inside and outside.
Look out for groups of objects.
Find a group of objects and count how many there are.
Tell your grown up how many objects you found using the correct number - ‘I can see 4 bean bags’.
This week in nursery we are learning about the story 'Peppa Pig and the Big Family Reunion'.
We are going to be listening to and enjoying the story together.
Here is a link to the story for you to enjoy together at home :-)
Our key vocabulary from the story are - family, mummy, daddy and baby. Have a talk at home about each word and what it means.
Once we have shared the story together you could think and talk about -
* Listen and enjoy the story together. After can you tell someone at home what happened? What was your favouite part and why? You could say 'I like it when...'
* Talk about the people at home with you, do you have a baby at home like in the story?
*Say what happened in the story from the beginning right to the ending. Who is in Peppa's family? Can you say what is happening in the story pictures? Has that ever happened in your family too?
* Tell someone in your family about the story. You can use my sentence stem to help - 'In Peppa Pig's family...'
I wonder if you can use some of our vocabulary words of the week?
This week in topic we are going to be thinking about the baby in the Peppa Pig story. We are going to think about how we look after a baby and what a baby needs.
Here are some activities you could do together at home -
* Sing Miss Polly had a dolly - you could use a doll or baby from home to act out the different parts
* You could think about the different jobs we do at home to look after each other. What jobs do your grown ups do at home? How do you help them?
Together at home sing 'This is the job we do at home (to the tune of mulberry bush). You could tell someone what you do using my sentence stem - 'At home I...' Together at home we...'
Get active and join in with the songs and freeze-dance games
This week we are going to listening very carefully to the sounds all around. We are going to thinking about how the sounds are different inside to the sounds outside.
Go on a listening walk and see what you can hear. See if you can hear new sounds? or sounds you've heard before. Tell someone at home what sounds you found.
Which part of our body are we going to use to help us listen?
Yes that's right - our ears!
Have at go at playing 'Sound Lotto'.
Listen carefully to the sounds. Can you find all the animals? Point to the animals as you hear them, can you make the same sound?