Hurst Park Primary School

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Hurst Park Primary School

Hurst Park Primary School

Hurst Road, Molesey, West Molesey KT8 1QS

It was lovely to see you all back at nursery this week, we hope you had a lovely half term break. Below are some of the activities that your child will be participating in for the next 8 weeks. As always these topics are not set in stone as your children’s interests are always our priority, so the activities below may change due to us following your child’s interests.

Topics

Pets (continued from last term)

  • Reading various animal stories
  • Tell the story of Dear Zoo and allow the children to play and retell the story using the resources
  • Role playing in the Pet shop home corner area
  • Talk about our pets

Bugs and life cycles

  • Going on a bug hunt at Forest School
  • Reading stories and learning about the life cycle of: a Butterfly, a frog and a flower
  • Creating life cycle pictures from natural resources at Forest School, for Science Day (14th June)
  • Watching real caterpillars turn into butterflies
  • Making pictures of bugs for a wall display

Dinosaurs

  • Reading various Dinosaur stories
  • Looking at different types of Dinosaurs
  • Painting/drawing pictures of Dinosaurs
  • Making Dinosaur fossils from clay

Sea life

  • Reading stories about sea creatures
  • Playing with animals that live in the sea, in the water tray
  • Making sea animals using shapes
  • Watching a video of under the sea

Phonics

Each week the children will split up into their 3 colour groups and participate in one of the following activities, all three groups will take part in these activities over a three week cycle.

Weeks 2-3 (continued from last term)

  • Peggy’s sound bag – The children will learn about things beginning with a particular letter sound
  • Name writing – Children will use their name boards to practise writing their names and/or their initial letter
  • Scraps phonics – Interactive game on the white board listening to initial letter sounds

Weeks 4-6

  • Peggy’s sound bag – The children will learn about things beginning with a particular letter sound
  • Rhythm stick words – The children will use the rhythm sticks to sound out simple words e.g. c-a-t
  • Rhyming pairs – A set of objects will be placed in a bag that is passed round the circle. A child will take out an object, say what it is and see if they can find its rhyming partner from another set of objects on a tray in the middle of the circle

Week 7

  • Each group read a rhyming story and discuss which words rhyme

Finger gym

The children will participate in activities to prepare the muscles in their shoulders, arms, hands and fingers ready for writing.

Each week the children will split up into their 3 colour groups and participate in one of the following activities, all three groups will take part in these activities over a three week cycle.

Week 1

  • All children to make their own play dough ready for Dough Disco

Weeks 2 (continued from last term)

  • Dough Disco – The children manipulate play dough to music
  • Peg board – The children will see how many pegs they can put into a peg board, by the time the music stops
  • Nut and bolt challenge – See how many nuts the children can put onto a bolt before the music stops

Weeks 3, 5 and 6 (week 4 is sports day)

  • Dough Disco – The children manipulate play dough to music
  • Threading Beads – The children will see how many beads they can thread onto a lace, by the time the music stops
  • Cutting – The children will see how carefully they can cut around shapes, by the time the music stops

Week 7

  • All children to do Dough Disco

Maths

Each week the children will split up into their 3 colour groups and participate in one of the following activities, all three groups will take part in these activities over a three week cycle.

Week 1-2 (continued from last term)

  • Separating numbers – The children will have two castles and 4 dragons and they will see how many different ways they can make a total of 4 e.g. 4 and 0, 3 and 1, 2 and 2
  • Leaf hunt – The children will go on a numbered leaf hunt, when they have found one leaf each they will work as a team to put the leaves on a bean stalk in number order
  • Dragon threading – The children will thread the correct number of beads onto their dragon lace

Weeks 3, 5 and 6 (week 4 Forest School)

  • Easy or tricky numbers – The teacher will say a number and the children will see if they can show that many fingers, and then be asked if they can show that number in a different way
  • Shape pictures – The children will see what picture they can create using different shapes
  • Making the same – The children will be given a ladybird card and see if they can give it the same amount of spots on each side of its body

Week 7

  • Shape walk – The whole class to go on an environmental shape walk

Special week

  • The children will be given a letter of the alphabet, they will need to decorate a poster with things beginning with that letter sound and bring in up to 5 objects that also begin with that letter sound. Each week 6 children are chosen

Forest School

  • Planting meadow flowers
  • Introduction to tool use
  • Making bird feeders
  • Cooking popcorn
  • Playing games
  • Climbing trees
  • Looking for mini beasts
  • Digging
  • Watering the plants
  • Looking for wild life in our pool and cleaning the pool
  • Introducing the pull system

Activities that you can do  to support your child’s learning at home

  • Any of the activities mentioned above
  • Reading to your child and asking your child questions about the book/pictures e.g. can you find the ………..?
  • Playing board games with your child, especially those that have a dice, so your child can develop their counting skills
  • Going for walks and talking about what you can see, hear etc.
  • Encouraging your child to be more independent e,g. putting on their coat, shoes etc. by themselves
  • Talking with your child. to develop their language and communication skills and introducing new words

PowerPoint from Meet the Nursery Team evening can be found here.

Notes to go with the PowerPoint can be found here.