Things will be little bit different in the nursery this term.
Mrs Tracey will be in the Nursery with Mrs Turner on Monday and Tuesday then with Mrs Mitchell on Thursday and Friday.
We will keep putting fun learning activities on here for you to do at home as we are doing the same ones in the Nursery.
We would love to see your photos of what you have made and learnt on our Early Years Facebook page.
This term our planning will be put on the website
in two blocks the first one for Monday and Tuesday and
the second one for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday activities will include: baking, messy activities like use of water,
sand and play dough as we are unable to do these activities in the nursery because of the current situation.
Hope you enjoy all the activities.
Week 6th to the 10th of July
This week we are learning about sharks.
We are listening to stories and learning facts about sharks. I wonder what do you know already about sharks?
You can make shark crafts and games.
I have added this weeks planning as a PDF sheet with internet links as I've been told that some of you have had problems using our website.
Hopefully this is easier and you are able to access all the activities.
Tuesday 7th of July
On Monday we found all these pictures and names of the shark species. Some have very funny names like Pyjama shark that made us laugh.
Have a look if you can find it too.
We hid toy sharks around the nursery play area and used our telescope to find them. We looked up, down and all around.
-Maybe you could ask an adult to hide something around your outdoor area or when you go for a walk and then you could look through your "telescope" to see if you could find them.
Week 29th of June to 3rd of July
This week we are learning about frogs and their life cycle.
Week 22- 26 of June
This week we are going to learn about different insects.
Maybe you could go bug hunting. There was a snail on our Pirate ship this week and we made him a home in the flower bed. I wonder if he's still there?
We have included a craft idea sheet below and you can choose what you would like to make this week.
Friday 26th of June
You have heard this story about a Very Hungry Caterpillar before.
Do you think you could make up your own story about a caterpillar?
You caterpillar could be hungry too. What could he find to eat in your garden?
Or maybe your caterpillar is tired and keeps falling a sleep in different places, maybe even in your shoe??
Can you make up your story or just draw a picture of your caterpillar.
Thursday 25th of June
Wednesday 24th of June
Today would have been our sports day and such a beautiful
weather as well. Maybe you could do some races with your family
around you garden or in an other outdoor area.
- Egg and spoon race...or even Maltese or Smartie and a tea spoon race.
- Pick up objects race... cap, one wellie boot, toy and something you take to the beach. For parents race you could add them a large cup of water or just squirt them with water when they are running.
- Then just run - just be aware the adult is now able to squirt you with water!
Tuesday 23rd of June
Let's learn about stick insects.
Monday 22nd of June
Let's learn about spiders.
Friday 18th of June
Maybe you could set up your own vegetable shop. You could draw some of the veg and fruit to put in the shop or maybe you have your own play food. You could make a sign, labels and money to use in the shop.
Thursday 17th of June
Maybe you would like to sort some fruits and vegetables.
You could use your toys or real fruit and vegetables.
You could sort them in two groups- how many do you have in each group?
Which ones are your favorite?
Wednesday 17th of June
Hope you enjoy the stories, activity songs, making and craft activities.
Tuesday 16th of June
Today we are going to watch Auntie Mabel and Pippin learn how crisps are made.
Which are your favorite crisps?
We are going to pull up our nursery potatoes today.
Have a look at a film to learn how potatoes are harvested in a farm.
Monday 15th of June
This Tuesday would have been the time to pull up our potatoes all together, but as we can't do this we are going to do this with the children who are currently in the nursery.
Can you remember planting them in February?
Mrs Tracey has taken them to her garden to look after and will bring them back on Tuesday.
Then we need to weigh them to take part in the Grow your own potatoes competition.
The heaviest crop wins. Fingers cross.
This week we are learning about potatoes, vegetables and fruit.
I know some of you have been planting vegetables. What have you planted? Are your vegetables ready to be harvested? Let us know by putting pictures on our Facebook.
Friday 12th of June
Two more bear stories for you to enjoy.
Maybe you could make up your own bear story:
Draw some pictures and ask and adult to write it down for you.
Thursday 11th of June
This week you have heard two stories about Eddie and his teddy Freddie.
You could retell the stories to your family.
Today's story is about - Eddie and his new friend- My friend bear.
Wednesday 10th of June
Let’s have a picnic – what would you put in your lunch box?
What’s your favorite sandwich filling?
Can you make some sandwiches if so then what shape would you cut them?
Where are you going for your picnic? In the tent, under a tree, in the garden, maybe not in the cave there might be a bear…
Listen to the story -This is the Bear and a picnic lunch. What did the boy put in his lunch box?
Tuesday 9th of June
Monday 8th of June
This week we continue to listen to Bear stories and enjoy lots of fun activities.
Friday 5th of June
What about going on a Lion hunt? Do lions live in a cave?
You could make a bear or a lion. Have a look at an idea below.
Where would your lion or a bear live?
Maybe you could make them a home using some construction or maybe your winter hat could make
a cosy cave. You might have your own idea.
Thursday 4th of June
Today we are watching author Michael Rosen reading his book.
Can you follow his actions and make the sounds?
Can you tell the story like Michael Rosen?
You could use your map and a teddy to retell the story to an adult? Try to remember all the sounds in the story.
You could make the sounds by shaking paper for the long wavy grass, swirl hands in water or open a tap to make the sound for the river and swirling whirling snowstorm you could be shaking rice in a can etc.
Mud now...what could you do for the mud?
Let's start the day with an action song - one of our favorites.
Wednesday 3rd of June
We continue to think about the Bear hunt story and how the story is structured.
-Can you make a map to follow when going on a bear hunt, add long wavy grass, water, mud and so on. You can paint, draw or collage to make your map, maybe you could use real grass! You could use a small bear toy to follow the map and retell the story.
- You could act out the story with your family.
Tuesday 2nd June.
Let's start today by singing a song.
Let's move with Panda, you all know this and it's Mrs Davis' favourite!
Let's see what information we can find out about bears.
Monday 1st June.
Morning Explorers, Hope you enjoyed your week off in the sunshine.
This week we will be thinking about one of our favourite stories. Let's listen.
If you're feeling fit today let's do some cosmic yoga- it's The Bear Hunt too.
See if you can make one of these bears.
We have been thinking about farms again and here is the song of the week to join in with.
Try making a tractor from boxes, bricks or lego.
perhaps you already have one in your toy farm.
You wont want to miss today's Superworm activities they look super fun.
Today we are thinking about shapes do you know the name of any shapes?
you can look for shapes all around you.
A t home, in your gardens or on a walk.
Here is a song to help you know the names.
Now you know their names have some fun with shapes.
Draw round things and cut the shapes out. what pictures can you make with the shapes you have cut out.
The next video tells you how to draw some of the shapes and make a picture with them.
Have you started to learn how to write your name yet ?
Have a go today
Start with the first letter.
We are thinking about animals doing funny things again.
Here is a song about what animals would do if they could dance.
Mrs Tracey chose this funny song for you.
And here is a story about all the animals having fun in the cool of the pool. We read this story at school sometimes and it is really fin to join in all the actions.
you could try to make a dancing animal cut an oval for the head and another oval for a body.
Draw your animals face and then concertina some strips of paper for legs.
You could dance them up and down.
Today we have got a song about all sorts of silly animals doing funny things all over the house.
have a watch and see what you think. It made me laugh.
Today you could make a cow sock puppet you will need a white sock.
If you don’t want to sew it you could colour it with a felt pen.
You could make your sock puppet sing along to the silly song.
This week we are learning all about Old Macdonald and his Farm.
Get your toy farm out or soft toy farm animals if you have any.
If not perhaps you could draw some and cut them out to make a farm.
There are some good stories about farms in the tractor red series this one is all about sheep.
What about a little Woolley sheep.
Cut out a circle and print it with white fingerprints or stick cotton wool or scrunched up paper for a body and then make a face from white or black paper.
Friday 15th of May
Hope you have enjoyed these
stories, songs and activities this week.
We have been thinking about growing and things you can do now
that you couldn't when you were younger.
Now you can run, hop, jump, catch a ball, drive a bike,
snip and cut and have started to copy or write your name too.
Some of your clothes might not even fit you anymore
as you have grown taller.
Thursday 14th of May
Today we continue to think about ourselves.
How we change and grow.
Listen to the stories and songs below.
Run, jump and shout is my favorite song. It can be very loud!
Wednesday 13th of May
Today we are going to listen to music and paint at the same time.
I have got you a film to watch to see some children painting while listening to a music.
You could choose your favorite song to make a painting or drawing to.
You could make long lines ,short lines, spots and even wavy lines.
Just listen to the music how does it make you feel?
You could even try to make one eyes closed...
Today we are thinking about how babies grow up to be children and children grow up to be adults.
Once there were giants is a lovely story about a little girl growing up.
Some people have been making family lockdown handprint souvenirs. You could make one with handprints in paint or print your hands into salt dough that you could bake then paint.
You could measure how tall people are. Use your hands or a teddy or anything to measure with and compare sizes.
Monday 11th of May
This week we are learning about how we grow.
Can you remember when you was a baby and
things you could't do, but now you can?
Today we are going to listen to a story Titch by Pat Hutchins.
Friday 8th of May
There is no school work today because it is a bank holiday.
Have a fun day celebrating V.E day with your family and a great long weekend.
There are ideas on our website for celebrating. Look on the V.E. day page.
Make some bunting, have a picnic, do a dance, sing some songs.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Thursday 7th of May
Today we are still thinking about the story of Jack and the beanstalk.
When Jack went up the beanstalk he found lots of golden coins.
Do you know about money?
Ask if you can look at some coins and find out
what coins look like and what pictures and numbers you can see on them.
There is a song below that tells you about money and how much they are worth.
Wednesday 6th of May
Today we are building castles.
In our story this week- Jack and the beanstalk,
the giant lived in a castle up in the clouds.
Have you got a toy castle of any sort?
Maybe you could build a castle using construction bricks or boxes and
anything else you find around the house or garden.
You could retell the story with some little characters.
You could be the giant.
You could try this idea for making clouds for your models.
Make the clouds with cotton wool , scrunched up tissues or
with foam and bubbles.
Tuesday 5th of May
Today we are doing some magic.
The beans were magic in Our story
Jack and the beanstalk yesterday.
I wonder if you can do some magic?
Jack had magic beans in his story. Have you got some beans in your house?
Maybe you could cook something with beans?
Here are some ideas:
- baked beans on toast ?
-a bean chilli ?
-jelly beans and ice-cream? ( this is my favorite)
Monday 4th of May
This week our story is Jack and a Beanstalk.
Listen to the story and maybe act it out with your family.
Today's challenge is to build a tall beanstalk.
Add a photo of your beanstalk in our JPS Early years
Facebook page. Will yours be as tall as you or maybe even taller?
Just below are some ideas how you could make your beanstalk or you might have an idea of your own.
I can't wait to see your beanstalks.
Friday 1st of May
This week we have been looking at flowers and
minibeasts that you can find in your garden and outdoor areas.
Today we are going to be artists
making fabulous art work of flowers.
Thursday 30th of April
Today you could make a little garden inside your house.
It could be a fairy garden or maybe a little dinosaur world
or something else.
Anything you want it to be just use your imagination.
Wednesday 29th of April
Let's continue exploring outside and learning about nature.
Today we are going to make a journey stick.
You need some double sided tape or elastic bands and a stick.
If you don't have any of these just use sellotape or glue to attach your findings onto a paper. Have a look at the attached sheet
to find out what is a journey stick.
This week we are thinking about gardens and the things that grow in them.
this weekend I planted some seeds and I am hoping some flowers will grow. you might have some seeds you could plant but if not here are some ideas of plants you can grow from food. when I was little my Mum used to give me the tops she cut off carrots. if you put them on a plate of water you can see them sprout up. I used them to make a forest for my toy animals .
Monday 27th of April
This week we are thinking about what can we find in our gardens or parks nearby?
Last week you made binoculars to spy birds.
I wonder if you can spy some flowers, trees and minibeast.
Minibeasts are good at hiding. Remember to look under, behind and inside.
They might be hiding under stones, logs or pots or maybe climbing up some
trees, plants or even be hiding inside a flower.
Post your drawings and photos on our Facebook group.
I’d like to see them.
Friday 24th of April
Hope you have enjoyed the activities this week.
It has been lovely to see all your photos of the activities you have done at home on our Facebook page, If you haven’t joined in our JPS -early years Facebook page yet please do. It would be great to see you all there.
Come and share and see what everyone has been up to at home
and on walks around the local area.
Thursday 23rd of April
Today we have an Owl babies- story to watch and listen.
After you watched it can you think about these questions:
Who are the characters in this story? What time of the day it is? How where the baby owls feeling
when they could't find their mum? What were the names of the baby owls?
Did the story have a happy ending?
- Can you re tell the story to your family?
Wednesday 22 of April
Today we are going to learn about different kind of birds.
Birds that fly, run and birds that don’t fly.
Let’s watch this film - All about birds. I wonder if you can spot the bird that can run very fast and find out what it is called.
Which one was your favourite bird? Can you draw a picture of it?
This week we are thinking about eggs. Lots of animals come out of eggs. Birds, fish, crocodiles turtles and dinosaurs. choose one of these to think about if you are mad on dinosaurs now is your chance.
Hello all Explorers! Hope you all safe and well.
Monday 20th of April
Today we are learning about the life cycle of a chicken.
Do you remember our Easter song about a mother hen?
How many eggs did she have in her nest?
We are learning a new number song- counting to 10.
Easter Bonnet Day.
If you've not made a hat yet make a quick one and wear it today at 11.OO to sing some songs with your family. Mine is just a circle of paper that I've coloured on.
Sing our Easter songs and have a mini Easter bonnet parade in your garden with your family.
Have a go at making Easter cards.
write a message inside to someone you love.
Today I thought it might be fun to make some musical Instruments for our Easter Bonnet Parade tomorrow.
I am going to look in my recycling bin to see if there is a box or bottle i can use to fill with a little bit of rice or Pasta.
Have you been learning the songs. Look on class pages and find the Easter Holiday Daffodil if you click on it you will find a music section with the Easter parade songs on.
All the Explorers could begin or continue to learn how to write their names.
usually they get the first letter to start with and work along from there.
Grown ups if you are helping ,try to encourage correct letter formation to avoid having to relearn later and also use a capital for the letter then lower case for the rest.
Today we can find out about Easter.
Easter is a Christian Festival but some of the traditions go back a lot longer than that.
Find out about some Easter traditions in the CBeebies clip.
It also tells the Easter story told with sand pictures. Parents you might want to watch it first and decide for yourself if you would like your child to see it. At school we usually watch the getting ready for Easter clip and then just talk about people who go to church celebrating a special day. Its a tough story for children to understand and it will depend on your families beliefs.
Talk about the things you do at Easter.
Have an Egg Hunt.
Some people go to Church.
You might eat hot cross buns.
You could draw a picture of the things you might do.
Baking is good for helping with Maths. You are weighing and counting spoonfuls.
You could make some hot-cross buns for Easter. If you don't have the ingredients make some pretend ones out of salt dough or just scrunched up paper or you could always bake something else completely different.
you could count the buns you make and see how many you can each have to eat. take one away see how many you have left.
For Maths today look at the White Rose Maths ideas I added earlier today you can find them at the bottom of today's work.
They are based around a story and I have added the stories on Youtube in case you don't have them at home.
It will be a different Easter bonnet parade this year, lets all dust down our bonnets or have fun making new ones and have lots of mini parades in our own gardens.
If you look on the class pages for the daffodil and go to the music section you will find our Easter songs
Start learning them today so that you will be pitch perfect by Friday.
Then on Friday at 11:00 we can all sing them whilst showing off our hats. get your grown ups to make a bonnet too. Post your photos on the Jacksdale Primary school Facebook page if you would like to.
There have been a flurry of websites offering free access to parents during school closure which as parent or teacher can be overwhelming. White rose is one them that I think it would be helpful and fun to do. I have shared the link on the school facebook page. They are based on a story with activities for each day
I have put them here as a possibility that you might enjoy. Please do not feel you have to work through every one.
This week if we were at school we would be learning all about Easter and Easter traditions.
We can still do this together even if we are at home.
I will try to find all the best Easter stories and songs for you and some lovely activities to do at home, but dont forget to have a lovely time with your family as well.
You could make a headband with bunny ears and pretend to be the Easter bunny.
see if you can do bunny hops all over your garden. What is the biggest hop you can do?
Can you hop and carry a bucket or basket as well?
Make yourself am Easter Bunny run, put something for eggs like balls, potatoes or rolled up socks in a line in your garden. Hop along and collect them all up. Race another person in your house.
Click on the link to play.
Today is our last day of thinking about what jobs people do.
I thought it would be interesting to see what jobs you think you you would like to do when you are grown up.
Here is a story to start us off.
Pretend to do some of the jobs we've been thinking about. If you have dressing up clothes you could use them, but you could make outfits for some jobs from your everyday clothes. My little boy used to pretend to be a baker in his toy kitchen with a woolly hat on!
Here are few ideas,
Shops with a small table and boxes or cans,
Doctors with a medical set or homemade medical kit.
Farmer or vets with soft toy animals.
car mechanic with overalls and tools bought, real or homemade.
handyman or builder similar.
ballerina, fancy dress and some music.
at school we sneak in writing activities making signs and such like and sometimes that's fun to do.
Perhaps don't try hair dressers!!
At school lots of our maths is mixed in with everyday activities.
We count lots of different things. You could do this at home by counting steps, counting plates bowls and cutlery or biscuits on a plate. Count the people to see how many of each thing you need. Maybe you have number books at home or books about shape and time you could read them together as well. Matching games help with early maths skills too so dominoes or lotto games are good.
today we are going to think about what it would be like to be a zoo keeper.
Here is a story about Topsy and Tim going to the zoo.
You could make a zoo if you have any toy animals.
Get a big piece of paper and draw some enclosures for them to live in.
Count each type of animal or find out how many animals you have got altogether.
If you don't have any toy animals try drawing a few.
This little girl wants to be an astonaut.
talk to your family about what you think an astronaut does.
What is your favourite animal in the Zoo.
You could draw a picture of it.
What kind of jobs do you think there are to do at the zoo.
You could act some of these jobs out like sweeping the cages, feeding the penguins or showing the visitors round.
Go outside and pretend you are walking on the moon.
You could collect some moon rock. Count how many rocks you find.
Make some star shapes a decorate them.
On a circle of card make a new planet, you could stick bits on or colour or paint it.
In the story the little bear went to space in a box if you have a box or plastic container maybe you could use it for a pretend rocket.
Today I have chosen a super exciting Job.
This little boy would like to be an astronaut.
Talk to your family about what kind of things an astronaut would need to be good at.
Today we are still working on the jobs people do.
The job we will be thinking about today is baker.
See if you can be a baker for your family.
May be you have the ingredients to make fairy cakes, or pancakes.
I will add some recipes so click on the link below.
While you are at home you could start helping a little bit more with meal times.
Sandwiches are easy to make and you can cut them in fun shapes.
Don't forget to take photos of the things you do.
A little boy is talking about his dream job. He would like to be a pilot.
What does a pilot do? Find out in this video.
Talk about what you think it would be like to be a pilot.
Where would you go if you had an aeroplane
Try to make an aeroplane out of paper. Ask a grown up how to fold it.
Start saving your boxes now you can make really good models with them.
you could make a plane. click on the link below for some good ideas.
If you had five toy aeroplanes or made five paper aeroplanes you could act out this rhyme or you could just use your fingers.
Out side you could pretend to be a little aeroplane swooping around your garden.
Hello Explorers I hope you are all keeping well.
Either paint your hand and print it or draw round your fingers and turn them into firefighters.
you can draw a hat on them and join them with a hose.
Click on the link below to see an example of what you could do.
Here are some things you can do at home today.
I have based the ideas on our firefighters theme.
Have lots of fun today playing at being firefighters. The video tells you what kind of thing a firefighter does as their job.
If you like to make things you could try to make a firefighters hat.
Sort out your toy cars and see if you have a fire engine or other emergency vehicles and make a scene for them outside or inside. make roads with paper or cardboard if you like. If you don't have a fire engine you could try making one with an old box.
You could make this helmet and then pretend to be a fireman in the garden. you don't really need anything to do this but you could use your wellies for firefighters boots and find something like a skipping rope to be a hose. if you have a bike or car that could be a fire engine or use a big box if you have one.
( note for grown up helpers , there are lots of ideas on pinterest for firefighter role play props to make)
Dont forget to take some photos to show us when we are all back at school.
Hello Explorers from Mrs Latham.
This week at school we have been learning all about fire fighters and I found this website all about Fireman Sam with some fun things for you to do.
Something else we were going to do at school was a firefighters training course.
Why don't you see if you can make one at home. Do some exercises like running and jumping on the spot
and ask your grown up if they can time you if you do a few laps round the garden.
perhaps with the help of your grown up you could make a little obstacle course to complete in you garden with something to balance along like a stick or a rope and something like a box to jump over.
have fun and I will add other things on here as I find them.
If you are self-isolating at home, feel free to access any of these websites, resources and games to keep the learning going while you can't temporarily be at school. Keep those brain cells going and have fun!
Welcome to Explorers class pages.
Here you will find lots of photos of the children taking part in activities inside and outside.
You can see children coming up with fantastic ideas and being excited
and amazed at what they can make and do.
Children are learning lot's of new skills and taking risks with their learning
by thinking new ways how to approach a task.