Nursery & Reception Home Learning 3/4/20

April 3, 2020 at 7:48 am


Thank you to everybody who has got involved with home learning over the last two weeks. It seems like everybody is using them as intended but we just want to make sure that you are aware the aim of these blogs posts is to give you options and ideas. We are not intending to put any pressure on parents but we are trying to help where we can. We know that we are including a lot of information but that does not mean you have to complete every task every day! Hopefully, you’re enjoying the tasks as much as we are enjoying seeing your tapestry posts.

Tapestry Challenge of the Day

Tapestry Challenge today is to have a picnic with your family! Even if the weather is bad you could have your picnic indoors.

How many people will come to your picnic? How many plates will you need? How many cups? If you bring too many or not enough plates/cups can you add or take away one?

What food will you serve at your picnic? Could you write a menu? Could you write down what each person would like to drink?

Maybe you will help your grown-up to prepare the food? You might need to count out or weigh the ingredients!

Song of the Day

Can you practise your number formation as you listen to today’s song of the day?

Joke of the Day

Reception only: Phonics

The sound of the day is sh- it’s probably one you’ve heard your grown-ups say a lot recently!

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Nursery & Reception Home Learning 2/4/20

April 2, 2020 at 7:42 am


Another successful day of home learning! Can you join in with your friends saying the days of the week in this video? We’d like to say an extra special thank you to the siblings you can see and hear in the video; Alice and Alfie are doing a fantastic job teaching!

Tapestry Challenge of the Day

Today’s Tapestry Challenge is to go on a shape hunt. Let’s start with 2D ‘flat’ shapes. Have a look at this episode of Numberblocks and then go on a hunt around your house and garden. You could use the sheet below to help you.

Can you count how many sides and corners each shape has?

Next, you could have a look at ‘fat’ 3D shapes! (Beware grown-ups this song will get stuck in your head and will drive you mad!)

If you’d like to extend this learning you could introduce the key vocabulary used when looking at 3D shapes: faces, edges and vertices (or 1 vertex).

Solid Figures ( Read ) | Geometry | CK-12 Foundation

Song of the Day

Joke of the Day

Isabel has sent in today’s joke!


I don’t get it?

That’s because it’s an inside joke!

Reception only: Phonics

Today’s sound of the day is ch. Can you think of words that start or end with this sound?

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Nursery & Reception Home Learning 1/4/20

March 31, 2020 at 9:35 pm


Apologies to any parents who were trying to work from home yesterday because our Farfield musicians were LOUD! It looks like you all had lots of fun exploring music. Take a look at this video. Can you spot your friends? What instruments are they playing?

Tapestry Challenge of the Day

Today’s Tapestry Challenge is to think about the days of the week and maybe even the months of the year.

Do you know the days of the week? What day is it today? What day was yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?

Maybe you could make a display in your house to help you keep track of the days?

Take a look on Youtube. There are lots of days of the week songs. Which is your favourite?

You might also like to think about the months of the year. Do you know the months? Do you know when your birthday is?

Songs of the Day

Joke of the Day

Today’s joke was sent in by Nala!

What did the mummy cow say to the baby cow?

It’s pasture bedtime!

Reception only: Phonics

The sound of the day is qu. This alphablocks episode reminds us that Q always needs U.

Can you read this qu words?

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Nursery & Reception Home Learning: 31/3/20

March 31, 2020 at 7:49 am


Looking at the photographs and videos on Tapestry it’s fabulous to see the variety of work taking place at home. At school, we always see children taking their learning in their own direction and it’s great that this is continuing at home.

Tapestry Challenge of the Day

Today’s Tapestry Challenge is to explore musical instruments.

Start by playing guess the instrument. Do you know what each instrument looks like? Try searching youtube to watch each instrument being played.

Do you have any instruments in your house? What do you know about those instruments?

Your final task is to make your own instrument. You might decide to use pots and pans to make a drum kit, a box and elastic bands to make a guitar or come up with your own marvellous creation! If you’ve been having video calls with your friends maybe you could start an online band?

Song of the Day

Joke of the Day

Thank you to Zackary for today’s cheesy joke!

What did the cheese say when he looked in the mirror?


Reception only: Phonics

Today’s sound of the day is a digraph. That means it’s two letters making one sound. Read the words below. Can you guess what today’s sound is?

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Nursery & Reception Home Learning 30/3/20

March 29, 2020 at 2:42 pm


Last week we had a great start to home learning! Thank you so much for everything you are doing to support your children to ensure they are still making progress. It is really important that the children are still doing maths, reading and writing daily to ensure the transition back into school is not too tricky. We will try to include ideas for how to squeeze all three areas into the Tapestry Challenge each day but we love seeing the creative ideas you’re coming up with yourselves!

It’s great to see so many parents making use of free resources online such as twinkl. You might have noticed that some resources downloaded from there are not in cursive fonts. Generally, there is an option to download an alternative version. Please see the images below or contact staff if you need some support with this.

Tapestry Challenge of the Day

Today’s challenge is to select your favourite story character and show us! We would love if you could draw and label a picture of them. When labelling some children should be able to label independently, others will need support from an adult but could still write some letters. Don’t forget to use your sound mat for support. You could extend this task by writing a sentence about your favourite character!

You could include some counting in this task too. How many legs does your character have? How many times do they feature in the story? How many different colours will you need to draw them?

Song of the Day

Enjoy learning about the planets in today’s song! Could you draw and write the names of each planet?

Joke of the Day

Thank you to Maude for today’s joke!

What goes ha ha ha thud?

A monster laughing it’s head off!

Reception only: Phonics

We are glad to see that children are still enjoying their phonics work at home. If possible please try to go over the sounds daily. You could do this using the sound mats sent home in your work packs or using any of the phonics website previously mentioned in the blog. Try this Youtube Video-

Sound of the day is z. Again, it’s a tricky one to find examples of! On any phonics websites, you will find the z sound under phase 3 phonics.

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Nursery & Reception Home Learning- 27/3/20

March 27, 2020 at 7:38 am


Wow! What a kind bunch of friends you are! Yesterday we heard children were video calling each other and sending pictures, messaging and drawings to cheer up their friends. Well done everybody! Parents- There is a Facebook group run by parents called ‘Farsley Farfield 2019 Starters’ that you might be interested in joining. At school, the children made sure they thanked the adults who are still at school helping us by making lunch and keeping the school clean.

Tapestry Challenge of the Day

Today’s challenge is to sort objects. Can you sort by colour, shape and size? What else could you sort by? If you added …… where would it go?

If you’re feeling fancy you could extend this by sorting numbers e.g. Numbers that are more than 3 and numbers that are less than 3.

Which one doesn’t belong has lots of pictures that you could use to spark discussion about sorting into groups. The shapes ones will probably be most interesting for Nursery & Foundation stage- maybe leave graphs and equations for now!

Try posting pictures onto Tapestry for your teachers to guess what you have sorted by.

Song of the Day

Today’s song is to be used as you brush your teeth!

Joke of the Day

I wonder if the children in RB can guess who sent in today’s joke? Nuala of course! (She loves badgers!)

What do you call a badger with a carrot in each ear?

Anything you want, he can’t hear you.

Reception only- Sound of the Day

Sound of the day is y. The picture to be written in the word frame is ‘yell’- don’t forget the ll digraph!

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