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. As you can see we have a new format for this web page, which will now be updated once every half term with the activities that your child will be participating in for those 6 weeks. As always theses 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

Little Red Hen Story

  • Reading various Little Red Hen stories
  • Finding out how bread is made.
  • Making our own bread.
  • Acting out the story
  • Role playing in the Bakers shop home corner area

 

Jack and the Beanstalk Story

  • Reading various Jack and the Beanstalk stories
  • Growing beans
  • Learning about the life cycle of a bean
  • Introduction to length – measuring bean stalks

 

Castles, Princes, Princesses, Dragons and other Mystical Creatures

  • Reading various Prince and Princess stories
  • Making castles
  • Working with reception
  • Prince and Princess role play

 

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 1-2

  • Peggy’s sound bag – The children will learn about things beginning with a particular letter sound.
  • Wake up Mr Bear – Listening game using musical instruments.
  • Hubble Bubble – Alliteration game listening to initial letter sounds.

 

Weeks 3-5

  • 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.

 

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 1-3

  • 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 4-5

  • 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.

 

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

  • Bear size – The children will use Unifix cubes to measure the height of teddy bears.
  • How many bears – The children will be shown a number on a number fan and will need to find that many compare bears.
  • Making towers – The children will build small, medium and big towers using bricks.

 

Weeks 2-4

  • 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 5

  • 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 our Sunflowers
  • 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.
  • Introducing the pull system

 

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

  1. Any of the activities mentioned above
  2. Reading to your child and asking your child questions about the book/pictures e.g.can you find the ………..?
  3. Playing board games with your child, especially those that have a dice, so your child can develop their counting skills.
  4. Going for walks and talking about what you can see, hear etc
  5. Encouraging your child to be more independent e,g, putting on their coat, shoes etc by themselves.
  6. 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.