At Emneth Nursery School we do lots of home learning through home learning gifting. This involves us sending home bags with fun and engaging activities for the children to have a go at, at home. Sometimes the home learning activities are linked to project work that the children are involved in at Nursery and sometimes they link to a particular area of learning that we wish to support children in developing skills in e.g. Communication and Language. We encourage our families to have a go and send us some pictures of what they have done. We love to see them.
We also use our Facebook page and Tapestry to promote ideas and activities that families may wish to have a go at.
Below you can see some previous home learning ideas.
HOME SCHOOL LEARNING IDEAS
0-2 year olds
Enjoy water play together at bath time, encouraging your child to pour from one container to another. Sing songs and rhymes together as you face each other, holding your babies hands and clapping.
Use different sized blocks to stack and make towers, then have great fun knocking them down.
2-3 year olds
Sing simple number songs together, encouraging your child to count out loud.
Use fingers to represent those numbers and count them slowly and accurately together.
Make chores fun such as supermarket shopping, encourage your child to count out the required amount of fruit and vegetables e.g. 4 apples, 6 carrots and cross them off your list.
At snack time count out how many biscuits/grapes/orange segments there are as they get gobbled up!
3-4 year olds
When out and about look for numbers in the environment such as number plates, house numbers and numbers on signs. Can children relate a number to their own address or age?
Play board games together that contain a dice. Encourage your child to count the dots on the dice and begin to see patterns on a dice. Support them to count jumps/steps on a board. This is also good for turn taking.
Match socks together when doing the laundry, talk about the similarities and differences that you see
We are always available to give you advice and support on how best to support your child at home. Please come and ask your Key Person.