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Nursery

Distance Learning

Summer Term

Week beginning 29.6.20

Let’s learn about shapes

 

At the bottom of the page is a powerpoint presentation- ‘The Shape Song’

 

 

The link below will take you to youtube where there is a selection of Shape Stories and Shape Songs

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=shape+story

At the bottom of the page is a powerpoint- ‘Everyday 2D Shapes’

 

Hands on activities for learning about shape

https://childhood101.com/hands-on-activities-for-learning-about-2d-3d-shapes/

https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2014/02/shape-activities.html

https://teaching2and3yearolds.com/learning-shapes-at-home-with-hands-on-activities/

https://happytoddlerplaytime.com/sticky-tape-shapes-activity/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=966456366_43255146_24108

https://happytoddlerplaytime.com/magnetic-tiles-shape-match/

 

The link below will take you to a fun, interactive 2D Shapes game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 22.6.20

At the bottom of the page is a powerpoint which takes you through the book-

‘Machines we use’

 

Simple Machines

An additional powerpoint at the bottom of the page- ‘Simple Machines’ will give you further information.

Click on the link for a video clip-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GHRZabpsQE

The ‘coolest machine ever’ video clip-

https://youtu.be/5mGn6mrlrfw

 

Machine songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FkSjIN-rrI

https://youtu.be/yNUgbdsWSm4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=131&v=9O_eaR-8bgI&feature=emb_logo

 

Below are some suggested simple machine activities

https://inventorsoftomorrow.com/2016/10/25/wheels-and-axles-2/

https://inventorsoftomorrow.com/2016/09/26/inclined-planes-2/

https://www.123homeschool4me.com/24-simple-machine-projects-for-kids_97

https://funlearningforkids.com/learning-letters-with-a-rope-pulley-alphabet-activity/

 

 Week beginning 15.6.20

‘Rosie Revere Engineer’

 

This is the story of Rosie Revere. Rosie dreams of becoming an engineer. Where some people see rubbish, Rosie sees inspiration. Rosie is a shy little girl who constructs great inventions from odds and ends. Rosie, however, is afraid of failure and so she hides her inventions. In the story Rosie learns that failure isn’t something to fear.

You can listen to the story by clicking on the link below.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3sNVhNThxcc

 

Even more exciting in the below link, the story is read from space!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r5yZ8K7pb0Y

What is an engineer?

An engineer is a person who designs and builds products, machines, systems, or structures. Engineers want to know how and why things work.

The link below gives you an over view of an engineer- ‘Solve problems, be an engineer.’ A clip entitled ‘Jessi has a problem’ follows it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9I35Rqo04E

 

Let’s build a machine!

Can you be an engineer like Rosie? The links below will give you some ideas to  create an invention of your own.

https://lifeovercs.com/rosie-revere-engineer-storybook-stem-challenge-paper-plate-hovercraft/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare

https://modernparentsmessykids.com/play-idea-17-unique-materials-building-creating/

https://popgoesthepage.princeton.edu/everyones-an-engineer/

https://youtu.be/dlsrDq0HC3I

Simple Machines Song

https://youtu.be/iQu3GY509ZM

 

Week beginning 8.6.20

Let’s get moving!

We would love to see some photographs of you getting active!

 

 

Can you move like a machine?

Every Wednesday in the Nursery the children participate in tracks from ‘Sticky Kids’/ movement to music as part of our Physical Development activities.

The children are split into groups and stand in a circle. Below are links to audio tracks that link with our current topic on ‘MACHINES’

Listen to the tracks and join in with the actions and movements.

 

Mending the Road

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

How many different machines are there in the song?

 

Let’s go Driving

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqUQ2-hfOVw

How many different types of transport are there?

 

The Wheels on the Bus

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF00wkyELbE

Can you name all the different parts of the bus and passengers in the song?

 

Zooming to the Moon

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lql13as8yBk

What do you think you would see on a journey to the moon?

 

Do the Funky Robot

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeeHiO5NM8c

What sort of robot would you be?

 

If you have access to any dressing up outfits or items, you could get creative by getting into character for the dance!

If you have any musical instruments at home you can play along to the music. You could always make your own! Below are some links to give you some ideas.

https://feltmagnet.com/crafts/Music-Instruments-for-Kids-to-Make

https://redtri.com/homemade-instruments/

 

 

Below are some additional links for more movement to music ideas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EEBqqTYx2g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtJWJ3fZ1pk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4sWyckBaOM&list=PLbwY0I_nQM-UJLaaGaCfwGMec_EJ8SCQx

 

Week beginning 1.6.20

Let’s look at the Emergency Services

Thank you for continuing to share your Distance Learning with us. Please continue to keep in touch via the school email- dinaspowysps@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

We have loved looking at your home projects and we miss you all very much. We hope you are all well. Stay safe, we will see you soon.

 

This number is only to be used if there is an emergency!

Things to think about-

  • What is an emergency? Think of it as a situation or problem that you will need special help with.
  • Where can you get help?
  • How can you get help?
  • What sort of help do you need? This will depend on the emergency.
  • How many emergency services do you know?

At the bottom of the page there are 3 separate power points- one for each of the 3 emergency services to help you get  started. Police officer/ Paramedic/ Fire officer.

The links below show real emergency vehicles responding- blue lights and sirens all the way!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF3MKjjSCbk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37y8g8u5Tyk

More specific and detailed information can be found below-

  • Police

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azL7mF84H94

  • Fire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY1F_gj87VM

  • Ambulance

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

 

Do you have any emergency vehicles at home?

Can you build, paint or draw one?

 

Stories

Flashing Fire Engines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W37sBelNDz0

Noisy Police Car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkxlJR_T-K8

Ambulance in Action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvBl6KejC8M

 

Below are some links for additional ideas and activities

https://twolittleamigos.com/eggcartonemergencyvehicles/

http://www.preschoolplaybook.com/2010/10/fun-with-fire-safety.html?m=1

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/02/67/7a/02677aee14674d00c9341185ceec614e.jpg

https://whereimaginationgrows.com/emergency-vehicles-small-world-play/

https://www.kidssoup.com/activity/firefighter-and-fire-safety-activities-lessons-and-crafts

 

Week beginning 18.5.20 

Let’s travel to SPACE

 

Thank you for continuing to share your Distance Learning with us. Please do keep in touch via the school email- dinaspowysps@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

We have loved looking at your home projects and we miss you all very much. We hope you are all well. Stay safe, we will see you soon.

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So, we are going to go on an exploration to SPACE. How will we get there?

At the bottom of the page is a PDF file Power Point as a starting point- ‘astronaut moon’

There is also a link to a Power Point story- ‘Back to Earth with a Bump’

Whatever Next

  • In the story below Baby Bear builds a rocket to travel to the moon. Listen to the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn73STXrPP0

Can you build, draw or paint a space travelling machine? Which planet would you visit?

 

Come to Tea on Planet Zum Zee

  • In the story below different aliens travel in different space machines to have an Alien Tea Party. Listen to the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og8FbcZX3oQ     

Could you have a tea party? What could you bring?                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

You could have an alien tea party and dress up!!!

  • Follow the links below for some baking ideas.

https://www.sundaybaking.co.uk/2013/11/16/space-themed-cupcakes/

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/planet-cookies

https://rainydaymum.co.uk/space-rock-cake-recipe/

https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fonelittleproject.com%2Frice-krispie-treat-monsters%2F&data=02%7C01%7CPughV2%40hwbmail.net%7C8f6630dfe69b44d4b3a308d7f59fada6%7C4f3f0e52b734416494091b601d147993%7C0%7C1%7C637247938467588064&sdata=dEZkncZg3lKY4c78jWR89ttl5rUx%2FT0FoDy3mBU%2FTzA%3D&reserved=0

Adding food colouring will make your baking more interesting!        

  • The following link takes you to the cbeebies site where there are space games.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/space

Space song and rhymes

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-2546026-in-a-rocket-song-powerpoint-to-support-teaching-on-whatever-next

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEHBrmZxAf8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_1-TrP9jwA

Below are some links for additional ideas and activities.

https://www.toddlerapproved.com/2015/05/10-cool-rocket-activities-for-kids.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+ToddlerApproved+(Toddler+Approved!)&m=1

https://www.muminthemadhouse.com/shape-rocket-fab-preschool-activity/

https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2018/07/space-theme-activities-preschool.html 

Finally there are 3 word documents at the bottom of the page if you have access to a printer.

  • Space numbers
  • Space line tracing
  • Space machine colouring pages

 

I have included lots of activities this week which will hopefully see you through the ‘half term’ holiday! Please continue to keep in touch via the school email.

 

Week beginning 11.5.20

The theme for this week’s learning is CONSTRUCTION SITE.

Thank you for continuing to share your Distance Learning with us. Please do keep in touch via the school email- dinaspowysps@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

We have loved looking at your home projects and we miss you all very much. We hope you are all well. Stay safe, we will see you soon.

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Follow the link below for some Distance Learning. THANKYOU for making us smile!

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Things to think about

  1. What is a Construction Site?
  2. What happens on a Construction Site?
  3. What would you expect to see?
  4. Who would work there?
  5. What would the workers need to wear to stay safe on the site?
  6. Can you think of any machines you would find on a Construction Site?

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a PDF PowerPoint presentation as a starting point ‘Machines on a Building Site’ that will show you some of the machines you will find.

Follow this link to find out more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sd2URRIKAQ

Things to discuss

Would you like to work on a Construction Site?

What would you build? Can you build it?

At the bottom of the page is a PDF file CONSTRUCTION PHOTO STORY which shows you how a house is built.

Here are some links to listen to the stories...

  • ‘My Digger is Bigger’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdLuen6Rb6o

  • ‘The Little Blue Digger and the Strongest Truck’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97tQZOqLn1U

Look at the movement patterns below. Can you use a pencil to make the patterns? Can you make the patterns with paint? Can you mark make the patterns on the ground using water and a brush? Try using shaving foam in a tray and use your finger to draw the patterns. Can you make your patterns bigger/ smaller? Which is easier?

Below is a link that takes you to a website with additional activities for the Construction Site theme. You do not have to subscribe, scroll down for suggested activities, rhymes and stories.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.kidssoup.com/activity/trucks-and-construction-preschool-activities-crafts-and-games&ved=2ahUKEwjQz7vIn5PpAhWSWRUIHQAeC9gQFjATegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw2-KkAQDPmODUeHv1PlUzZW&cshid=1588356266869

Also just a reminder

Twinkl -parents can access free resources.-  https:// www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Offer code - UKTWINKLHELPS

Additional Information

 

Week beginning 4.5.20

 

Thank you for sharing your Distance Learning with us. Please keep in touch via the school email- dinaspowysps@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

We have loved looking at your home projects and we miss you all very much. Stay safe, we will see you soon.

   

This week we are going to learn about different types of TRANSPORT. We want you to think about different ways of travelling. Consider moving from one place to another- travelling on land, water or in the air. How many different vehicles can you think of?

At the bottom of the page is a PDF powerpoint ‘Different types of Transport’ to help you.

We have also included some links for you to follow for some short video clips, stories and transport songs.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=transport+stories+for+children&docid=608044266399334477&mid=646E3E4A4B396591C6C4646E3E4A4B396591C6C4&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=transport+stories+for+children&&view=detail&mid=D824ECE5A17CF3DE0DA8D824ECE5A17CF3DE0DA8&&FORM=VDRVRV

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=transport+stories+for+children&&view=detail&mid=EBF0921BD1F149C8A834EBF0921BD1F149C8A834&&FORM=VDRVRV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpoze1QKOCY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1yNgKeYM3k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrd0TiER_J0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKcrsv_t8Ko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eSxrPzoZY0

Think about different types of transport as machines. Here are some ideas…

  1. How does it move?
  2. Does it have wheels? How many?
  3. Where does the power come from? Is there an engine? Battery? Fuel- petrol/ diesel?
  4. Does it need a person to move it?- bike, scooter etc.
  5. Are there switches, buttons, levers, wires?
  6. Are there propellers? Where are they? What powers them?
  • Can you draw or paint pictures of different types of transport you have travelled on?
  • Can you build a machine to travel on using any construction kits or recyclable materials you may have? Think about how it will move- wings, wheels, propellers??
  • Is there a type of transport you would like to go on? Where would you travel? Who would you take with you?
  • Think about travelling using your body. How many different ways can you travel using your body? Try walking, running, jumping, hopping, galloping, skipping, rolling, sliding. Can you think of any other ways to move? Can you do it faster and then slower?

Below is a link that takes you to a website with additional ideas for activities with a transport theme.

https://handsonaswegrow.com/activities-vehicles-cars-trucks-trains/  

 

Week beginning 27.4.20

Let's learn about ROBOTS

Thank you for sharing your Distance Learning with us. Please keep in touch via the school email- dinaspowysps@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

We have loved looking at your home projects and we miss you all very much. Stay safe, we will see you soon.

Follow the links below for a Robot story and song.

Do you have any story books about Robots? 

Nobot-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEwhYANq7y8

Little Robots theme song- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFnKveznV7s

Things to think about- What is a Robot? How does it work? What powers it? Do they need batteries? Would it have buttons, levers or a remote control? How will it move?- arms, legs, wheels, rollers, tracks. Does it have any special purpose or special powers? Will it be a toy? Will it be helpful?

Do you have any Robots? Can you make them move? Do they talk?

At the bottom of the page there are some Robot pictures. Can you build your own Robot using recyclable materials? Alternatively you could draw or paint a picture of a Robot. Think about the things that it needs.

Also at the bottom of the page is a Robot for you to colour. The Robot is made from shapes- Can you name them all?

Week beginning 20.4.20

Welcome to the Summer Term, Distance Learning. We would encourage the children to continue to practise the range of skills outlined in the previously posted PDF document at the bottom of the page. 

 

    

In addition to this we would like to introduce you to our new topic, 'MACHINES.'

At the bottom of the page is a PDFdocument- 'One page planning for parents'- which provides an overview for some Distance Learning activities based on this topic.

As an introduction to the topic we have included a powerpoint- 'Household Machines' and an optional activity sheet- 'Machines in your home checklist'- to search for machines at home. You can of course design your own, take photographs or draw  any that you find.

Additional Information

Oxford Owl

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-homehttps://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

Music:

Free weekly songs (ongoing) Click link below for free weekly songs. How many can you learn together?

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=OOTA%20%20Home%20Week%202&utm_content=OOTA%20%20Home%20Week%202+CID_f8daba70db0caa9b45c5ed33b06a49a9&utm_source=Email%20newsletter&utm_term=FIND%20OUT%20MORE

 

We have also included '50 books for reading aloud' and '100 things to do indoors'.