Monday 1st June 2020
Can you believe it is June already? During the month of June in nursery we usually look at a few topics- The Seaside, Summer Holidays, Going To School (P1) and Staying Safe In The Sun. We will begin to talk about going to P1 in some of our videos and stories later this month to prepare the children for their next stage. We still can’t believe the way things have unfolded for us all this year. We hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.
Today we are going to think about how important it is to stay safe in the sun. Glen Bear has an important message and a simple cutting activity/craft for the children. There is also a story and song available for you to enjoy too. ☀️
Tuesday 2nd June 2020
This week we have started to think about the summer time. One of the places we might like to go to during the summer time is the beach. Today we have a story for you about some of the sea creatures that live in the ocean. It is called 'Shaun the Shy Shark.' After you have listened to the story you might like to learn one of our favourite sea creature rhymes. There is also a link to the children's National Geographic website to see if you can find out some fun facts about sea creatures. Enjoy!
Lyrics to the song:
The fish in the ocean go gulp, gulp, gulp,
gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp.
The fish in the ocean go gulp, gulp, gulp all day long
The crabs in the ocean go pinch, pinch, pinch,
pinch, pinch, pinch, pinch, pinch, pinch
The crabs in the ocean go pinch, pinch, pinch all day long.
The sharks in the ocean go chomp, chomp chomp,
Chomp, chomp, chomp, chomp, chomp, chomp,
The sharks in the ocean go chomp, chomp chomp all day long.
Octopus in the ocean have 8 arms, have 8 arms, have 8 arms
Octopus in the ocean have 8 arms and wave them all day long.
The dolphins in the ocean go leap, leap, leap.... All day long
The jelly fish in the ocean go wobble wobble wobble ....All day long
The waves in the ocean go up and down, up and down, up and down....All day long
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
Today we are going to hear the story of ‘The Rainbow Fish.’ After the story why not make a play dough rainbow fish? You could also use some tinfoil for the shiny scales. You might even like to make all of the sea creatures from the story and use them to retell it! Play dough is so useful for strengthening and extending fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination as the children manipulate the dough and use tools. Our play dough recipe and play dough activity ideas booklet from our website is linked below. Enjoy!
Thursday 4th June 2020
Today we have another Rainbow Fish story- ‘Rainbow Fish to the Rescue.’ We hope you enjoy it.
We have had some activities focusing on fine motor skills over the past few weeks e.g play dough, cutting, drawing etc. The activity today is focusing on gross motor skills- throwing, catching and kicking a ball. This is good for pre-school children for developing hand eye co-ordination, bi-lateral control and tracking skills as they watch the ball as it moves. The child must also focus and concentrate on the task and respond physically. These skills are all very important for when children have to sit and write. Here are some ball games you can try underneath. Enjoy!
-Throwing and catching the ball
-Kicking the ball to someone else or into a net
- Roll It: Sit on the ground facing each other and position your legs open in front of you so they are touching, creating a corral for the ball. Roll the ball back and forth. Can they catch it? Can they roll it all the way to you? As your child gets older, introduce other challenges. Can they bounce the ball once on its way to you?
- Stand in a circle- can your family members stand in a circle and throw the ball to each other, saying the persons name before you throw the ball to them?
-Skittles- Can you put some empty plastic bottles up. Use a ball to see how many you can knock down when you roll it towards them.
Friday 5th June 2020
Today we are going to finish off the week with a challenge and experiment for you all to enjoy over the weekend. Can you create a boat using junk materials? You could add a mast or sails or a flag? Then can you see if your boat will sink or float? You can look back to our video a few weeks ago about floating and sinking if you missed it.
The song ‘The Big Ship Sails to the Alley Alley O’ is usually one of our favourites at this time of year so it is also up for you all to enjoy!
Have fun and enjoy your weekend!