Good morning Nursery!

Good morning Nursery, I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s activities – Keep practicing your numbers as I know how confident you have become with your counting!

Today I would like you to practice writing your name, or initial letter from your name as this is something we practiced most days and you had made a lot of  progress recently.

  1. Write your child’s name onto a strip of card or paper in faint handwriting or with a yellow felt tip. Capitalise the first initial of their name using lower case letters for the rest of their name in unjoined script. Help your child to trace over the letters showing them where to start and form each letter correctly. Once your child is confident with this activity they can progress to copying the name card, and then writing independently. They may need a lot of practice with this activity! Make this fun by using different colours, pens, stickers, glitter – Anything!

 

2. All children have begun to learn their initial letter sounds. We started phase 1 of the Read, Write, INC program that runs across the school. This consists of learning the sound that each letter makes NOT the letter name and forming the letter correctly. It is important that your child can hear the initial sound of different words. This activity gives your child the opportunity to practice hearing and recalling the initial sounds of words – E.G ‘aaaa apple’. Find a selection of random objects, 5 baskets, and label each separate basket with these 5 sounds – ‘a, d, s, t, c, m’. Encourage your child to name the object and try and hear the initial sound in the word. Then, help your child to place the object in the correct corresponding basket.

 

3.  Our new topic is The Seaside – Here is a selection of seaside nursery rhymes to sing and act out with your child. Your child will already be familiar with the original version of these rhymes.

I’m a Little Fish
(sung to the tune of I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a little fish o, (hold up one hand with thumb facing upwards to represent a fish)
Watch me swim. (move hand back and forward)
Here is my tail, (wriggle fingers on fish hand)
And here is my fin. (wriggle thumb)
When I want to have fun,
With my friends,
I swish my tail and dive right in. (swish fish hand around)

 

The Waves in the Sea
(sung to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)
The waves in the sea go,
Up and down, (make a rolling wave by moving one hand up and down)
Up and down,
Up and down,
The waves in the sea go,
Up and down,
All day long.

The sharks in the sea go,
Snap, snap, snap… (hold two hands together, joined at the wrist, to form a mouth, snap open and shut)

Five Little Seashells
Five little seashells, (hold up five fingers)
Sleeping on the shore,
Swish went a big wave, (swish a wave with second hand)
Then there were four! (tuck one finger down)

Four little seashells, (hold up four fingers)
Quiet as can be,
Swish went a big wave, (swish a wave with second hand)
Then there were three! (tuck one finger down)

Three little seashells, (hold up three fingers)
Pearly, white and new,
Swish went a big wave, (swish a wave with second hand)
Then there were two! (tuck one finger down)

Two little seashells, (hold up two fingers)
Having great fun,
Swish went a big wave, (swish a wave with second hand)
Then there was one! (tuck one finger down)

One little seashell, (hold up one fingers)
Lying in the sun,
Swish went a big wave, (swish a wave with second hand)
Then there were none! (tuck all fingers down)

 

 

Speak tomorrow Nursery!