Greenkeepers Rd, Great Denham, MK40 4GG

01234266245

Great Denham Primary

Inspiring excellence; everyone, everyday

Nursery

 

If your child is at home self-isolating or the school is closed please use the links below to access learning opportunities. 

 

Reading

Why not look at the website below where you can access reading books online for you to read with your child? 

Oxford Owl Books for 3 - 4 year olds. 

 

Understanding the world 

  • Blowing bubbles  
  • Make bread or pizzas for the family to share  
  • Read information books on frogs and chicks  
  • Hunt for bugs in the garden 
  • Use Nature Detectives for lots of exciting activities to do at home: https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/ naturedetectives/  
  • Planting seeds such as cress – and watching them grow  
  • Look at science experiments for Early Years https://www.firstdiscoverers.co.uk/early‐years‐ science‐activities‐eyfs/  
  • Observe the weather each day and make a weather chart  
  • Make a family tree – who is in your family  
  • Freeze small toys in ice – and work out how to get them out of the ice  
  • Make a rainbow of skittles sweets around the edge of a small plate – add warm water and watch a rainbow appear.  
  • Look for different sorts of ICT in your home eg, microwave, remote control, phone etc
  • Feed the birds in the garden and keep a tally of which birds visit your garden
  • Make seed bombs by mixing seeds with clay to make a small ball. Dry them out and wrap to give as presents. Make a label to attach. 

Expressive Art and Design  

  • Dancing to music – use scarves  
  • Sing familiar nursery rhymes - Mr Tumble has some he can help you with:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyIDg6m4gA0&ab_channel=CBeebies
  • Make shakers with pasta or rice in pots  
  • Make your own paint with shaving foam or coloured ice  
  • Make props for your favourite story and act it out together

Personal, Social and Emotional Development  

Chop the vegetables for dinner together  

Give your children the responsibility to help with household chores.  

Look at Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube and join in together  

Sharing a family meal and talk about your day. 

 

Physical Development  

Threading pasta on to wool or string  

Water play in the bath – scooping, pouring and measuring  

Design a treasure hunt around the house  

Junk modelling  

Make playdough 

Musical movement games – like musical statues  

Lego and block play. 

Make a sensory tray with shaving foam, soap, jelly etc  

Painting with water in the garden  

Building dens and tunnels with blankets and under the kitchen table  

Watch episodes of ‘Come Outside’ on YouTube 

 

Communication and Language  

Storytelling with homemade puppets – use old socks, lolly stick and straws  

Singing nursery rhymes and action songs, such as Simon Says  

Make music with saucepans and pots  

Play guessing games – such as think of an animal and model giving clues to help your child guess the animal  

Play board games  

https://wetalkmakaton.org/ Learn to sign the Makaton Sign of the Week

 

Maths  

Pairing socks  

Playing Snakes and Ladders 

Bigger and Smaller games – using Goldilocks  

Add numbers to pegs and the help your child to order them  

Measuring ingredients to cook/ help make dinner  

Sing number songs, such as 5 currant buns or try CBeebies  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sePZkXefyE&list=RDQM26Gygm2q0_o&start_radio=1&ab_channel=CBeebies

Sorting toys by colour or shape  

Sorting coins  

Build train tracks in different shapes 

Build towers from blocks – how many blocks did you use? Can you use the same blocks to build a different tower?  

Make a bowling game with toilet rolls 

 

Literacy  

Share storybooks and talk about what is happening on each page  

Play lotto games – matching pictures  

Sing Jolly Phonics songs 

 

Hide an object in a ‘mystery bag’ and give clues to what might be inside  

Tap out syllables to break up your name on musical instruments

Phonics play (use the sounds write link)