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Friday 29th May

Good Morning everyone,

It's been lovely to speak to most of you this week. Please remember to check out the website if you can for all the up to date messages from school. We are also looking for a new parent governor and the details are on there if you are interested.

 

Today is our speaking and listening day. Take some time to chat to your grown up today, maybe at dinnertime or when you are eating your tea.

 

What have you been doing this week?

What activities did you like and why?

What activities didn't you like and why?

What activities would you like to do again?

What are you really good at doing?

What would you like to do next week?

How can you be a good listener?

How can you keep yourself safe?

 

Sing some songs.

Row your boat and Hokey Cokey are on the website above and Sticky Kids are on You Tube which is good for music and movement. The song we know is Music, Music,Music.

 

Share a book with your grown up. The Tiger who came to tea by Judith Kerr is also on You Tube for you to read. Hope you have a great weekend. Look after yourselves and take care.

 

Mrs. Raynor


Thursday 28th May

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather and managing to spend lots of time outside. Today I thought that it might be nice to be a good detective when you are on your walk.

See if you can recognise any of the numbers on the doors that you pass.

Can you see any shapes. Triangles, circles, squares or oblongs?

 

What shape are the windows on the houses?

What colour are the doors?

Look at the gardens you pass. What do you recognise?

How many steps does it take from your front door to your gate?

What colour are the cars you can see?

 

Sing some songs. Ring A Rosie, Heads and Shoulders and Hickory Dickory Dock.

The words are in your booklet. Put some music on and dance outside.

 

Share a book with your grown up. There are some traditional stories on You Tube that you could share. The Gingerbread Man or The Three Little Pigs are some of our favourite ones or you may have some traditional stories of your own. Hope you enjoy these activities.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Wednesday 27th May

Good Morning everyone,

 I hope you are all well and keeping safe. It has been lovely to speak to some of you already this week and it's good to know that you are enjoying the activities on the website. 

Please take time to look on the website. Mr. Brown has put a video on there explaining our plans to open at Nields.

 

Today I thought that you could play our memory game with your grown up. Kim's Game.

 

Select 10 items from your house, anything will do or you could stick to a theme.

Place them on a tray and try to remember what you can see.

Cover them with the cloth and ask your grown up to remove one.

Look again at the tray and see if you can tell what's missing.

You can change the items and repeat the game.

 

Sing some songs. The Wheels on the bus and Wind a Bobbin are songs that we have learnt at school and the words are in your booklet.

 

Share a book with your grown up. Select your favourite book from your collection at home. See if you can find the title, the author and the beginning of your story and if you can, use the picture clues to read the story. 

 

Take Care

Mrs Raynor


Tuesday 26th May

Good Morning everyone,

 I hope you're all well and keeping safe. Today I thought it would be a good day to practice some handwriting. See if you can write your name, you can use the letter formation sheet from your pack to help you. Practice some of the letter writing patterns, straight lines and loops would be good. You could use pens and paper or if you want to write some large letters you could use a bucket of water and a brush outdoors. Remember to use the letter rhymes to help you.

 

Sing some songs. Tommy Thumb, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and Wind a Bobbin are good rhymes to develop finger strength. The words are in your booklet.

 

Share a book with your grown up.

Fidgety Fish and Clumsy Crab by Ruth Galloway are two good rhyming books that we have read at school.

These are available on You Tube. I Hope you enjoy these activities.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Monday 25th May

Good Morning everyone. I hope you have all had a good weekend and are staying safe.  Today I thought that you could practice some maths activities. See if you can find some different lengths of ribbons or shoe laces around your house. You could use socks or any resources you can find. Compare the items and try to use the language to describe them, long, short, longest, shortest. 

Use the number cards from your pack and see if you can recognise and name the numbers, then put the cards in order 1 to 10.

See if you can write some numbers, you could use the number formation sheet in your pack to help you. You can use pens and paper if you like or maybe a bucket of water and a brush outside if the weather is good.

 

Sing some songs.

Five little monkeys. Five little ducks

and Five fat sausages are a few number rhymes that we know and the words are in your booklet.

Share a book with your grown up, any counting book that you have at home will be good. Don't forget to count the objects 1 for 1 with your finger. Hope you have a good day.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Friday 22nd May

Good Morning everyone,

 I hope you are all well and enjoying the good weather. Today it's Friday and this has become our speaking and listening day. If the weather is still nice you could maybe have a picnic outside today. While you are eating your picnic you could talk to your grown up about your thoughts.

 

What have you been doing this week?

What activities did you like and why?

What activities didn't you like and why?

Which activity would you like to do again?

What are you getting really good at?

What would you like to do next week?

How can you be a good listener?

How can you keep yourself safe?

 

Sing some finger rhymes.

Tommy Thumb is one of our tricky rhymes but really helps to strengthen finger muscles, the words are in your booklet. Here is the Beehive and One Finger One Thumb are good too, the words are on the website at the top of this page.

 

Share a book with your grown up. Choose your favourite story to share. See if you can find the title, the author, the beginning and remember to turn the pages carefully when reading the book. Hope you have a great weekend.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Thursday 21st May

Good Morning everyone. I hope you are all well and staying safe. It has been lovely to speak to some more of you today and to hear what you have been doing. You all sound very busy and have been enjoying the beautiful weather. 

 

Today I hope the weather is good and you can play this listening game outside. Choose one of your favourite toys, either a teddy or something special. Ask your grown up to hide the toy somewhere in the garden and hide your eyes so you can't see where. Listen very carefully to your grown up for clues to find the toy. If you are near to the toy they can use a high voice and if you're far away they can whisper. If you use your careful listening then you should be able to find it. Take turns to hide the toy and you can practice your high and low voice. Hope you have fun with this game.

 

Sing some songs outside.

Down in the Jungle

and Wiggly Woo

are good action songs to move to. These are on the website at the top of this page.

 

Share a book with your grown up. Any rhyming books that you have at home would be good or you could look up Each Peach Pear Plum on You Tube. This is a great rhyming story written by Janet and Allen Ahlberg. See if you can pick out the rhyming words in your story.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Wednesday 20th May

Good Morning everyone. I hope you are all well and staying safe. Today is going to be a nice sunny day so I thought it would be a good idea to spend some time outside. If you can, collect a variety of containers that can hold water. Using a jug or a watering can see if you can fill and empty the containers.

 

Can you use the language full and empty?

Can you pour the water carefully?

How does the full container feel?

Can you say which container is heavy or light?

Can you estimate how many jugs it will take to fill your container? 

 

Practice your balancing skills outside, standing on one leg, hopping, jumping. Can you throw and catch a ball?

You could dance outside to some music. You can use the Sticky Kids songs on You Tube or any music that you have at home.

 

Share a book with your grown up. One of our favourite authors is Eric Carle and I have found The Hungry Caterpillar

and The Very Busy Spider on You Tube or maybe you have a book by this author at home. Hope you enjoy these activities.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Tuesday 19th May

Good Morning everyone,

It has been lovely to speak to some of you this morning and I will be calling some more of you tomorrow. Mr. Brown has put a video and an update on the Nields website. Please take the time to watch it as it explains our current situation and how we are moving forward at Nields.

 

Today I thought it might be a nice idea to practice your writing and drawing skills. You could write a letter and draw a picture to send to one of your family that you haven't seen for a while. With your grown up to help you you could talk about what you would like to say and your grown up could write the words for you. Maybe you could listen to the words and try to pick out the initial sound or you might be able to write some of the letters in the words yourself if they are familiar to you. Draw a colourful picture to send with your letter. It might be nice to draw your family or your pets. You could then post the letter and who knows you might receive a reply.

Sing some songs.

Ring o Rosie and Tommy Thumb are in your booklet. I can sing a rainbow can be found on the website at the top of this page too.

 

 

Share a book with your grown up. I have found The Jolly Postman on You Tube which would link in nicely with today's activity and is a great rhyming book too.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Monday 18th May

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you have all had a good weekend and are all keeping safe and well. I am looking forward to speaking to you all this week. Today I thought that you could practice your counting. Start by counting out loud to 10 and then maybe 20. Counting back from 10. Counting 10 objects, making sure you count each item 1 for 1. Using the number cards in your pack you could practice your number recognition and then put the numbers in order 1 to 10. Spend some time outside, see if you can jump 10 times, clap 10 times and hop 10 times.

 

Sing some songs.

Ten Green Bottles

and

Ten in the bed

are good counting rhymes and the words can be found in your booklet.

 

Share a book with your grown up, a counting book if you have one at home would be good. If it has numbers in, see if you can recognise any of them. Don't forget to count the objects one at a time too. Hope you enjoy these activities.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Friday 15th May

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all doing well and keeping safe. It has been lovely to speak to most of you this week and to hear about all the brilliant things you have been doing. 

Today is Friday and it has become our speaking and listening day. This is a perfect opportunity to develop your language skills, to explore your ideas and to develop your listening skills.

Take time to talk to your grown up about:

What have you been doing this week?

What activities did you like?

What didn't you like?

What would you like to do again?

What are you getting really good at doing?

What would you like to do next week?

How can you be a good listener?

How can you keep yourself safe?

 

Sing some songs or listen to some music and dance in your garden. If you have any musical instruments you could march around your garden and play them. I have found some songs to move to on the website at the top of this page.

If you're happy and you know it

and The wheels on the bus.

The Grand old Duke of York is in your booklet and is a good marching song. 

 

Share a book with your grown up. Choose your favourite story and when you have finished reading it see if you can use the picture clues to read the story yourself. Don't forget to turn the pages carefully. 

Hope you have a good weekend.

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Thursday 14th May

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today I thought our focus could be traditional stories. When you are on your walk today or maybe just in your garden, see if you can find some stones or pebbles. Think about your favourite character from a traditional story. It might be The Gingerbread Man or Goldilocks or any others that you can think of. See if you can paint or draw the character onto the pebbles. If you can find any sticks then you could make some wishing sticks. We have made these at school. You need sticks and some wool or ribbons. Wind the wool around your sticks using as many colours as you like. and you can make a wish for each colour. 

 

Sing some songs. I have found When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears on the website at the top of this page.

 

Share a book with your grown up.

The Gingerbread Man

and The Three Little Pigs

are on You Tube and many more traditional stories too. Hope you enjoy these activities.

 

Take Care.

Mrs. Raynor


Wednesday 13th May

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and staying safe. Today I thought that you could spend some time outdoors. If you have some climbing equipment or toys in your garden see if you can make an obstacle course with your grown up. Set up a start line and a finish line and see if you can time yourself on the course. Practice your balancing skills and throwing and catching a ball. Dance in your garden, put on some music and enjoy yourself. 

 

Sing some songs. Clap, clap hands and 1 finger 1 thumb keep moving are good action songs that I have found on the website above.

 

Share a book with your grown up.

Fidgety Fish

and Smiley Shark

by Ruth Galloway are good rhyming stories that I have found on You Tube.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Tuesday 12th May

Good Morning everyone,

 I hope you are all well and staying safe. Today I would like you to focus on some hand strenthening excercises, developing your pencil grip and control. You could use playdough or maybe you could try making some cornflour slip. This is quite easy to make and is something that we have used in school.

Cornflour Slip

2 cups cornflour

1 cup of water

Few drops of food colouring.

Mix well and place into a shallow tray.

You could practice writing your name in the slip using your name card to help you. Try to form some letter shapes or draw some figures. 

If you don't have dough or cornflour you could practice writing using felt pens or some water and a paintbrush outside. Try to remember how to hold your pencil correctly as you work.

 

Sing some songs. Row, row, row your boatand The Hokey Cokey are two of the songs that I have found on the at the top of this page.

 

Share a book with your grown up. I have found The Tiger who came to tea on You Tube.

This is a great traditional story that we have enjoyed at school. Hope you enjoy these activities.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Monday 11th May

Good Morning everyone,

 I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Mr. Brown has created a video from all the staff at school. Please take a few minutes to have a look, it's on the Home page at the top of our website. We are missing all of you and hope you like it. 

 

Today I thought that you could learn about measurement. This is an activity that you can do using either lego bricks or duplo. 

Select some of your toys or any household items.

Measure the items using the bricks.

How many bricks long are they?

See if you can estimate how many bricks long they are, then check to see if you were correct.

Which one is the longest?

Which one is the shortest?

Find two the same size.

There is also a good activity on the maths website above. It's number 2 called Lego patterns.

 

Sing some songs.

Five little men in a flying saucer

 and Five little monkeys swinging from a tree

 

 

Share a book with your grown up. Focus on the title of your story and the author. See if you can find the beginning and turn the pages carefully.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Friday 8th May

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well. Today is a celebration day. The whole country will be celebrating V E Day. Today it is 75 years since the end of the second world war. If you have made some bunting you could hang it outside for everyone to see. If you go on your walk today see if you can spot any bunting on other houses. If you ask your grown up they may be able to show you some of the celebrations happening on the television.

Today is our speaking and listening day. Talk to your grown up about the things you have done this week. 

What have you enjoyed doing?

What haven't you enjoyed doing?

What would you like to do next week?

How can you make sure that you stay safe?

Are you good at always trying your best?

How can you be a good listener?

 

Sing some songs and dance outside in your garden. Sticky Kids on You Tube has some good action songs to dance to. Or you could sing any of the action songs in your booklet.

 

Share a book with your grown up.

Oi Dog


and Oi Frog are excellent rhyming books to share.

 

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Thursday 7th May

Good Morning everyone,

Hope you are all well and keeping safe. It has been lovely to speak to you this week. Something that you have been telling me is that some of the little ones are struggling to understand what is going on at the minute. I have found a short video on the Cbeebies website, click on the logo below and it will take you to the video. It might be useful to you. It's called Dr Ranj explains the Coronavirus. I hope you find this helpful.


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Today I thought that you could practice some numbers 1 to 10. Using the number cards in the pack or any you have at home. Turn the cards face down and see if you can name the numbers as you turn them over. When you have all the numbers, see if you can put them in the correct order 1 to 10. You could use the number formation sheet in the pack to practice writing some numbers. There is a good maths activity at the top of this page. It's called Smack it and is number 4. It does say use a fly swatter but you can just use your hand.

 

Sing some songs.

1,2,3,4,5. 

1 2 3 4 5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive | Sing A Long | Learning Song ...

Five little monkeys

Five little monkeys ( Bilingual Nursery Rhyme, children song with ...

Five fat sausages

Kidzone - Five Fat Sausages - Vidéo Dailymotion are good number rhymes.

 

Share a book with your grown up. Once your grown up has read the story see if you can read it yourself using the picture clues to help you. Have fun.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Wednesday 6th May

Good Morning everyone,

 I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today I thought that you could practice your writing skills. This will help to develop your pencil grip and control. There are some letter pattern sheets in your pack, don't worry if you have already completed them. You could ask your grown up to write some more on some A4 paper. See if you can practice the curved line and the wavy line patterns. You could go outside and do some large patterns using paint or water. The letter formation sheet will help you recite the rhymes while you are forming the patterns.

Spend some time outside. Throwing and catching a ball, balancing on one leg, jumping, running and climbing if you have a climbing frame.

Share a book with your grown up, any rhyming story that you have at home. I have found A Squash and A Squeeze by Julia Donaldson on You Tube.

This is a great rhyming story. See if you can pick out the words that rhyme and if you can, think of any other words that sound the same.  Hope you enjoy these activities.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Tuesday 5th May

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. It has been nice to speak to some of you again today and good to know you are enjoying the activities on the website. There is a new wellbeing tab at the top of the page with some useful websites for your adults to access.

 

On Friday 8th May the whole country will be celebrating V E Day.

This celebration is to mark 75 years since the end of the second world war. It has been suggested that people could make some bunting to hang outside their house. I thought that this would be a good activity to do. You can decorate your bunting with whatever you like. #

Today I thought that you might like to play a good listening game. It's called Copy the Sound. Ask your grown up to use their body to make a sound, a clap, nod, tap knees etc and then you can copy. You can make this more difficult by adding some sounds together. We have managed to copy up to three different sounds at a time. I hope you enjoy it. 

Sing some songs.

Heads and Shoulders,

Wind a bobbin

or any action songs you can think of.

Share a book with your grown up. Talk about the title, the author, find the beginning and make sure that you turn the pages carefully.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Monday 4th May

Good Morning everyone,

 I hope you all had a great weekend and are keeping safe. It was lovely to speak to you all last week and hopefully I will speak to you again this week. 

Today I thought that you could play a positional maths game that we have played at school.

You will need a teddy or any soft toy and a chair.

Put the teddy on, under, at the side, behind, in front of the chair and see if you can describe the positions and then you could test your grown up by placing the teddy yourself.  

 

Sing some songs. A good counting song for you to do is Number 9, click on this direct link https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/maths-ks1-the-number-9/zfvb47h or watch this video here:

 

Share a book with your grown up, any counting book that you have at home. Don't forget when counting to use your finger 1 to 1 for each object. This will help your 1 to 1 counting.

 

At the top of this page Mrs. Lawton has made a very simple link to Oxford Owls. This has some fantastic stories to read. Click on and have a look.

 

Take Care.

Mrs. Raynor


Friday 1st May

Good Morning everyone. I hope you are all well and enjoying the activities. I have  managed to speak to most of you this week and hopefully by tomorrow I will have spoken to you all. I'm glad to hear that you are all managing to stay well and are now going to access the home learning page.

 

Today is Friday and this has become our speaking and listening day. Talk to your grown up about your week.

 

What have you enjoyed doing this week?

What haven't you enjoyed doing this week?

What would you like to do next week?

How can you make sure that you can stay safe?

Talk about always doing your best.

Practice writing your name. You can use the name card in your pack to help you and the letter formation rhymes. You can write on paper or if the weather is good you could use a bucket of water and a paintbrush outside. If you are feeling confident you could try and write the names of your family too.

Sing some songs. Any that you have enjoyed from this week, maybe some action songs or the counting rhymes.

Share a book with your grown up. I have found the story Tiddler by Julia Donaldson on You Tube. This is a story that we are familiar with at school and it is a great rhyming story.

Hope you enjoy the activities. Have a good weekend.

Take Care

Thursday 30th April

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. It has been lovely to speak to most of you this week. I am working my way through the class list and hope to have spoken to you all by Friday.

Today I was hoping that you could do some physical activities. Observing the effect of exercise on your body. You could run, jump, climb in your garden if you can. See if you can balance on one leg and how long you can hold it for. Throw and catch a ball with your family. Try running on the spot for 1 minute and star jumps for 1 minute. Talk to your grown up about how your body feels after exercise. 

Can you notice any changes?

What has happened to your breathing?

Can you feel your heart beating?

I have found an information video and a questionnaire on DB Primary all about exercise. Select Topics then Exercise and Health. This is something to share with your grown up.

Sing some songs from the booklet.

The Grand old Duke of York

 

 

and

Wind a Bobbin are good exercise rhymes.

 

 

Share a book with your grown up. You choose your favourite story that you have at home. Talk about why it's your favourite, what you like about it. If you can, you could read it to your grown up using the pictures to help you. Have fun.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Wednesday 29th April

Good Morning everyone,

 I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today I thought that you could make some play dough or maybe use some that you have at home.

 

No Cook Play Dough Recipe

2 cups plain flour

2 tbsp vegetable oil or baby oil will do

Half cup of salt

1 cup of water

Food colouring. (optional)

 

Dough Disco has some good exercise ideas that will help strengthen your hand and finger muscles. This all helps when writing and drawing and we have practiced this at school. You can find Dough Disco on You Tube. 

 

Sing some songs.

Tommy Thumb is a brilliant hand exercise rhyme

 

 

and

Heads and Shoulders will help with coordination. The words are in your booklet.

 

 

 

 

Share a book with your grown up. Talk about the author of your story, the title and the beginning. I have found The Smartest Giant by Julia Donaldson. Here is the story video for you.

This is a great rhyming story. See if you can pick out the rhyming words.

This video is of Mr Donaldson singing the song and also you can listen to the story.

Hope you enjoy these activities.

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Tuesday 28th April

Good Morning everyone,

 I hope you are all well and keeping safe. I have enjoyed talking to some of you today and will hopefully be able to talk to all of you this week. I will be making telephone calls to you all very soon.

Today I thought it would be good for you to take a listening walk. This is something that we have practiced at school and you were all really good at it. When you are out on your walk today take time to stop occasionally and just listen. After a few seconds discuss with your grown up what you can hear and what they heard. You can do this a number of times on your walk as you might hear different things in different areas.

Sing some songs.

Ring a Rosie 

and 

 

Here we go round the Mulberry Bush are good ring games to do.

 

                                The Wheels on the Bus is a good action song to keep you active too.

 

 

 

Share a book with your grown up, any of your favourite stories.

I have found the Three Billy Goat Gruff on DB Primary. You can log on with your password in the pack. Go to Topics then Literature. There is a crossword that your grown up could help you with and a drawing activity too. Hope you enjoy it.

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Monday 27th April

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. Today I thought that you could play a number game. This game is called Number Balls. 

 

You will need some square pieces of paper and a pen. Write some numbers on the squares, numbers 1 to 10 or 1 to 20. Screw the paper into small balls and put them in the middle of the floor. Take turns with your grown up to select a number ball and see if you can identify the number inside. When you have opened all the balls see if you can put the numbers in order 1 to 10 or 1 to 20.

 

Sing some songs, they are in your booklet and any other counting rhymes that you know.

Ten Green Bottles:

and

Ten in the Bed

 

Share a book with your grown up, a counting book if you have one.

​The Three Billy Goats Gruff

 

 

and

Three Little Pigs are some of the traditional stories that we are familiar with too if you have them. 

 

 

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor 


Friday 24th April

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all staying safe and keeping well. It's Friday again, our speaking and listening day. If you have made a diary this week you could look back at your week and discuss the things that you have been doing. Talk about what you liked and what you didn't like. Make some plans for next week, things that you have enjoyed and would like to do again or new things that you would like to do next week. Talk about always trying your best and how you can be a good listener.

A listening moment is a good listening game that we have played at school. Use a timer and set it for one minute. Sit and listen for the full minute and then discuss with your grown up what you could hear. You could play this game inside and outside to hear different sounds. If you feel confident that you can listen for two minutes that would be great.

Sing some songs outside. The Sticky Kids songs on You Tube are songs that we have danced to at school.

Here is Music, Music, Music for you to watch.

There are some action songs in your booklet too.

 

and

 

Share a book with your grown up. You might like to share your favourite story from this week. See if you can read the story using the picture clues to help you.

Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Thursday 23rd April

Good morning everyoneI ,

hope you are all well and staying safe. Today I thought that you could focus on shapes. Look around your house and find some shapes. Squares, triangles, circles and oblongs. Put them into a bag, any bag will do just as long as you can't see through it. Shake the bag and sing.

 

" What's inside my shape bag? e i e i o"

" What's inside my shape bag? e i e i o" ( Tune - Old MacDonald)

 

Then close your eyes and feel inside the bag, select a shape and see if you can guess what it is. See if you can describe it.

How many sides does it have?

How many corners does it have?

Can you name the shape?

When you have played the game you could sort all the shapes into groups.

In your pack you will find a butterfly shape picture to colour in. See if you can use the correct colours for the shapes.

Sing some songs. I have found some shape songs on The Singing Walrus on You Tube.

 

Share a book with your grown up. Remember to talk about the title, author, beginning and to turn the pages carefully when reading.

 

Hope you enjoy the shape game.

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning everyone,

 I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today I thought that you could have a creative day. Here are just a few ideas. When you go for your walk today you could collect some grasses, twigs and sticks and maybe a few wild flowers. When you get home you could make your own garden in a tray or a box that you might have. There are some flower heads in your pack that you could colour in and add to your garden.

 

 If you have an egg box at home, you and your grown up could cut out the individual cup sections and make some animals with them. A spider, ladybird, chick, mouse or any animal you can think of. You could add legs with pipe cleaners or string if you have any.

 

As the weather has been so windy this week I thought that you might like to make a kite. You can make these with anything you may have at home. A carrier bag and some string is good, strips of paper or ribbon. Maybe you have some bubbles that you could blow outside and see how far the wind will take them.

 

Sing some songs.

Five Little Speckled Frogs - YouTubeFive Speckled Frogs

 

 

and

Five Little Ducks - Spring Songs for Children - Nursery Rhymes ...Five Little Ducks are in your booklet.

 

 

 

Share a book with your grown up. Superworm by Julia Donaldson is a great rhyming book to share. I have found this story on You Tube which you can watch here, but you can share any of the stories that you have at home.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor 


Tuesday 21st April

Good morning everyone,

 I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today I thought that you could focus on your pencil grip and control. You could practice writing your name using your namecard and the letter formation sheet to help you. You could write using a pencil or if you want to write some really big letters you could use a paintbrush and some water outside. 

Continuing the theme of days of the week from yesterday I thought that you could keep a diary. You could draw a picture of something that you have done everyday this week and your grown up could help you to write the day on your picture. This will be good to look at on Friday when we focus on speaking and listening.

I have found some drawing activities on DB Primary. Animal drawing tool and Mini beast drawing tool to develop good mouse control.

Sing some songs.TOMMY THUMB SONG - LITTLE ENGLISH - YouTube

Tommy Thumb is very tricky but does develop good finger strength.

 

Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes Lyrics - Belle, the Nursery Rhymes ...Heads and Shoulders is good for coordination.The words are in your booklet. 

 

 

 

 

Share a book with your grown up.

Oi Frog and Oi Dog by Kes Gray are brilliant books for rhyming words and very funny. I have found these on You Tube. Once you have read the stories why don't you see if you can think of any more rhyming words.

Mrs.Lawton has kindly put another link at the top of this page which takes you to BBC Bitesize which launched yesterday.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor 


 

Monday 20th April

Good Morning everyone,

I hope that you all had a good weekend and are staying safe. Today I thought that you could practice your counting skills and some addition. Find 10 items from your toy box or around the house. Put them in a line as this will help you when counting them. If you are confident with your counting skills you could find 10 more items and count to 20. You could also start with 1 item and add 1 item at a time, saying 1 more each time as you add them up to 10. 

I have found a good maths game on DB Primary. It is in the maths section under counting and ordering. It has games to 5 and then 10.

Sing some counting songs:

Kidzone - Five Fat Sausages - YouTube

 

Five Fat Sausages and

 

 

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed with lyrics ...

 

 

 

Five Little Monkeys are in your booklet. 

 

 

Share a book with your grown up. Jasper's Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth is on You Tube. You can watch it below if you like. This is a good story that talks about the days of the week. You could try and recite the days of the week in order when you have listened to it.

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Friday 17th April

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today is a good day to practice your speaking and listening skills. Talk to your grown up about your week. What have you enjoyed doing? What didn't you like doing this week and what would you like to do tomorrow or next week? Tell your grown up how good you are at listening and what you know about staying safe. 

I thought that you might like to play a memory game today. We have played this one at school and it's called Kim's Game.How to Play Kims Game: 6 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

You will need a tray and a cloth big enough to cover the tray. Select 5 or 6 items from your house, it can be anything, cars, animals, any familiar items. Place them on the tray and look at them carefully, try to remember them. Cover them with the cloth, then ask your grown up to take one away and see if you can say which one is missing. This is a fun game and as you get better at it you could add more items.

Sing some songs that you like and dance in your garden. The weather is beautiful so try to play outside at some time during the day.

Share a book with your grown up. Talk about the characters in your story. Who you did and didn't like and see if you can make up your own ending. I hope you have fun.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Thursday 16th April

Good morning everyone,

 I hope you are all staying safe and enjoying the lovely weather. Today is Thursday and while we have been staying at home Thursday has become a special day for us all to thank the people who are helping us stay safe. I thought that you could talk with your grown up about some of the special people who help us. I have found a video that you could watch on DB Primary. Right click on this link and it will take you to the video to watch People who help us. It has lots of information for you to listen to and a missing word game at the end that you could complete together. You could draw a picture of your favourite emergency vehicle and colour it in.

Miss Polly Had A Dolly | Nursery Rhymes And Kids Songs by KidsCamp ...         Sing some songs. Miss Polly and The Grand old Duke of York Grand Old Duke Of York Nursery Rhyme - YouTube

are in your booklet and any other songs or rhymes that you enjoy.

 

 

Share a book with your grown up. You may have a book about a doctor or a nurse or anyone who helps us. Remember to talk about the author and the title of your story and see if you can find the beginning.

 

I have noticed some information on the website all about the wormery that we had started at school just before we closed. Mrs. Hill came into school and helped us to set it up. You could read this with your grown up too. Right click on the worm and it will take you to the page all about the Wormeries.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor 


Wednesday 15th April

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and staying safe.

 

 On Friday when I was in school I noticed our potato plants.

We planted them just before school closed

and just look how much they have grown.

Mrs. Lawton took some photographs of them for us, and I watered them. 
 

 

 

 

Today I thought that you could go for a walk in your local area. See if you can recognise any flowers in the gardens that you pass. If you can, collect some stones, rocks or pebbles, you could paint these when you get home. If you don't have paint you could use felt pens to decorate them. You could make them into mini beasts or maybe paint some letters or numbers on them.

 

Ladybird Ladybird, Fly Away Home! Nursery Rhyme for Babies and ...

 

 

Incy wincy spider - BBC TeachSing some songs. Ladybird, Ladybird is a good one and Incy Wincy Spider.

The words are in the booklet.

 

Share a book with your grown up. The Lazy Ladybird, The Very Busy Spider and The Very Quiet Cricket are books by Eric Carle that I have found on You Tube.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


 

Tuesday 14th April

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today I thought you could focus on your pencil grip and control. In your pack are some writing patterns that you could practice. Making loops and circles are good ones to try. You could write them onto paper or maybe using the water outside. If you can, draw a picture of yourself or some of your family. Don't forget to draw eyes and a mouth and if you can a body and some arms and legs too. 

TOMMY THUMB SONG - LITTLE ENGLISH - YouTubeWind The Bobbin Up - CBeebies - BBC

Sing some songs. Tommy Thumb and Wind a Bobbin are good rhymes to develop your finger muscles. Tommy Thumb is very tricky but we have done it at school and the words are in your booklet.

 

Share a book with your grown up, remembering to turn the pages carefully. When you have shared your book see if you can recall the story, use the picture clues to help you.

 

Take care

Mrs. Raynor


Monday 13th April

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all having a good Easter and are keeping well. Today I thought that you could practice writing some numbers. There is a number rhyme sheet in your pack. This will help you when forming your numbers. You could try writing all your numbers 1 to 10. You can write them on paper or you could write them outside with some water and a paintbrush. There is a maths activity called dot to dot writing on the website above and on the maths section of DB Primary called Singapore numbers, read, write numbers.

Sing some number rhymes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 5 Little ducks are in your booklet.

Share a book with your grown up, any counting books that you have would be good. I have found The Hungry Caterpillar on You Tube, this is a good story for counting and also for discussing the days of the week. Hope you have fun.

 

Take care

Mrs.Raynor 

Friday 10th April

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe.smiley

Today I thought that you could take some time to talk to your grown up about your week. This is a good speaking and listening activity and we usually do this every week at school. Talk about what you enjoyed doing this week. Any activities that you didn't like and why? What would you like to do next week or tomorrow? You could tell your grown up what you know about keeping safe and always trying your best.

Spend some time in your garden, jumping, marching, clapping, and counting out loud to 10 then to 20. Try balancing on one leg if you can and if you have a ball you could practice throwing and catching.

Sing some of your favourite songs from this week or any that you recognise in the booklet.

Share a book with your grown up. When you have read it, you could talk about the characters in the book. Talk about what you liked or disliked about the book.

There are lots of Easter egg patterns in your pack to colour in. You might like to cut them out and put them in the window with your rainbow.

Wallpaper grass, the sun, flowers, eggs, spring, Easter, sunshine ...

 

Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend.

Take Care

Mrs.Raynor


Thursday 9th April

Good morning everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather and keeping well. Today I thought that you could focus on some more mark making and writing. You could practice writing your name using the name card that's in your pack. You could also use the letter formation sheet which can help you by repeating the rhymes as you write.

Also you could try writing with some chalks outside if you have any, or a pot of water and a paintbrush. If you don't have a paintbrush, a make- up brush will do or even just your finger. 

Sing some songs. Hot Cross Buns and Five Currant Buns are songs that we know and the words are in your booklet.

Hot Cross Buns - Child - Free Transparent PNG Download - PNGkeyFive Currant Buns In A Baker's Shop | 5 | NURSERY RHYME ...

Share a book with your grown up. I have found some of our favourite stories on You Tube too. Tiddler and the Stick Man are books by Julia Donaldson. See if you can pick out any of the rhyming words.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Wednesday 8th April

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Today I thought it would be a good day to investigate your garden. Looking for changes, things that maybe have grown since last week. In my garden I have some new flowers growing, maybe you have too. 

 

 


Mrs Lawton saw these on her walk on Sunday in Linthwaite.


 

See if you can find any mini beasts in your garden, like bumble bees or spiders or worms. You could draw a picture of them or build them a house.

You could draw or paint a rainbow to put in your window as a sign of hope for everyone walking past your house. 

Look around your house and garden and see if you can find some objects that are red, yellow, pink, etc, like a rainbow.

Sing some songs from the booklet. Ladybird, Ladybird and 5 speckled frogs are songs that we know about mini beasts.

Share a book with your grown up, talk about the title, author, beginning, and don't forget to turn the pages carefully.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Tuesday 7th April

Good morning everyone,

 I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.

Today I thought that you could do some hand strengthening exercises. This will help you when writing and drawing. If you can, look on You Tube for Dough Disco. This has lots of movements to music using play dough. I will put the recipe for dough at the bottom of this page or you can use any play dough you may already have at home. You can pull, pat, roll and squeeze the dough. You could use it to make food for your toys or your family. Sing some songs from the booklet, Tommy Thumb is a good one to develop your hand control.

Share a book with your grown up. 

No cook playdough recipe

How To Make Homemade Playdough- No-Cook, Small Batch!

2 cups plain flour.

2 tbsp veg oil.

Half cup of salt.

1 cup warm water. ( mix in slowly)

Food colouring. (optional)

Take Care.

Mrs.Raynor

 

 

 


Monday 6th April

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and had a good weekend.

Here are a few ideas that you could do today. Today you could focus on numbers 1 to 10. Ask your grown up to help you cut out the Easter egg number cards  from your pack and see if you can count the dots and match them to the numbers on the eggs. You could put the eggs in order 1 to 10 and maybe turn the cards over and see how many numbers you can recognise.

Sing some songs from your booklet. Ten in the bed and 1,2,3,4,5, are good counting rhymes. See if you can march around your garden counting out loud to 10 and maybe 20. There are some good counting games on the maths website above. Missing numbers and the smack it game look good.

Share a book with your grown up, maybe a counting book if you have one.

 

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


 

Friday 3rd April

Good morning everyone,

 Hope you are all well and keeping safe.

Today I thought that you could do some speaking and listening. Talk to your grown up about your week. What have you enjoyed doing? What haven't you enjoyed? What would you like to do tomorrow? You could talk to your grown up about how you can keep safe and what you know about always trying your best.

Don't forget there are lots of songs to sing on the websites at the top of this page and lots of maths games.

Share a book with your grown up and then once you have read it you could read it to them using the picture clues to help you.

 

Take Care and have a good weekend.  

from Mrs Raynor


Thursday 2nd April

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe.

Today I thought you could look at shapes. Use the shape recognition sheet in the pack and see how many shapes you can name. Look around your house and garden and see how many different shapes you can find. Triangles, squares, circles and oblongs. You can use the maths website at the top of this page for some more shape games too.

Dance outside using the Sticky Kids songs on You Tube.

Share a book with your grown up, talk about the title, author, see if you can find the beginning of the book and turn the pages carefully when reading.

Hope you have fun.

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor

 

Wednesday 1st April

Good morning everyone,

 I hope you are all well and keeping safe. I thought today that you could learn about SPRING. If you can go outside and look for things that might be starting to grow in your garden. In the pack there is a sheet which shows the parts of a flower and what these parts are called. With your grown up you may be able to learn some of the new words, such as petal, stem, roots. If you can find any flowers outside you could draw a picture of them or use the one on the sheet.

Don't forget to sing some of your favourite songs, either ones you know or some from the pack, or click on the link above for some Nursery Rhymes.

Share a book with your grown up and maybe once you have read it you could read it back to them using the picture clues.

Take care

Mrs.Raynor 


Tuesday 31st March

Good morning everyone, 

I hope you and your family are all well and keeping safe. Here are some more ideas for today.

Use some of the letter formation sheets to help develop pencil grip and control, drawing some straight lines and loops.

Practice forming some letters that you know using the letter formation rhyme sheet to help you.

Spend some time outside maybe dancing to the Sticky Kids songs that we know on Youtube.

We have used Music, music, music and Move the circle round and round.

Share a book with your grown up, talk about the title, beginning, author. Discuss what you liked or didn't like about the story. 

 

Take care.

Mrs. Raynor 


Monday 30th March

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Here are a few more ideas that you could do today:

Counting - marching outside counting to 10 then 20, jump 10 times counting the jumps, tap your knees 10 times and clap 10 times or any other movements you can think of yourself.

If you have a ball practice throwing and catching it with your adult.

Sing some of our air songs that we have been learning, the sheets are in the pack and the tunes to sing them to.

Share a book with your grown up. When we share books at school we talk about the title, front cover, author, the beginning and how to turn the pages carefully as we read it.

Take care.

Mrs. Raynor

Don't forget you can use the DB primary website too. Use your username and password.

 

 

Friday 27th March

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all doing well and keeping safe. Here are a few more ideas for today. To help develop your pencil grip and control you could practice writing your name. In the pack is your name card and the letter rhyme sheet to help you. You could also find your favourite toy and draw a picture of it or draw a picture of your family. Try to spend some time outside counting out loud. You could count  how many times you can jump or hop or clap. Sing some of your favourite songs and rhymes. Share a book with your grown up. 

Take care,

Mrs Raynor


Thursday 26th March

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well and keeping safe. A few more ideas for today. Try and spend some time in your garden, dancing, climbing, jumping and balancing. Ask your grown up to cut out the numbers on the number sheet and they can help you to put them in order from 1 to 10 or turn them over and see which ones you can recognise. Sing some songs and nursery rhymes and share a book with your grown up.

 

Take care.

Mrs.Raynor


Wednesday 25th March

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all well and keeping safe. Some new ideas for today. Spend some time in your garden looking for signs of spring, things that are starting to grow. Put some music on if you can and dance around the garden. We have used the Sticky Kids cds at school and you can find them on Youtube. Sing some nursery rhymes and songs that you know. Share a book or two with your grown up. Talk to your grown up about what you know about keeping yourself safe, holding hands to cross the road, good listening. 

Take care

Mrs. Raynor

Don't forget you can use the db primary website too. Use your username and password.


Tuesday 24th March

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all safe and well. Here are just a few ideas that you could do today. Use the shape recognition sheets to help you name the shapes and describe them, using words like corners and sides. You could colour in the shape sheets too. Try to spend some time outdoors in your garden space. Sing some nursery rhymes or songs that you know or are in the booklet. Share a story or two.

Take Care

Mrs. Raynor


Monday 23rd March

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Here are just a few ideas that you could do today. If possible play outside, practice throwing and catching a ball, balancing on one leg, hopping, jumping and if it's possible climbing. Practice some of  the writing pattern sheets. Singing some of the nursery rhymes and songs in the pack or any you know. Sharing a story. I will write tomorrow with a few more ideas.

Take care.

Mrs. Raynor.

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