Nursery & Reception Home Learning 24/4/20

April 23, 2020 at 9:45 pm


This weekend lots of Farfield families will begin Ramadan. They will mark the end of Ramadan with a celebration called Eid. We would like to learn about Ramadan and Eid as part of a Tapestry Challenge next month. If any children would like to send in videos explaining Ramadan and Eid to their friends we would love to hear from you and your families and share them on a future blog. Ramadan Mubarak!

Everyone created fantastic maps yesterday. It’s lovely to see lots of you continuing with your weather study and using your addition machines still too. Remember all of these tasks are here to give you ideas and inspiration- just because we’ve moved onto a new task does not mean you have to stop the last task if you’re really enjoying it!

Tapestry Challenge

At school, we often like to do ‘Show and Tell’. This gives us a chance to practise both our listening and our speaking skills. For today’s challenge, we would like you to do Show and Tell with your families. You could all pick a special item to talk about together. Remember after we have talked about our special items we always ask each other kind and respectful questions.

We sometimes use a special teddy to pass around the circle and we only speak when we are holding the teddy. This helps if we are finding listening to others a little bit tricky as we often do when we are excited to share!

Song of the Day

Joke of the Day

Thank you to Nala for today’s joke!

Reception Only- Phonics

It’s a very exciting sound today! We’ve practised lots of digraphs (two letters, one sound) but today’s sound has three letters. Can you remember what a sound with three letters is called? That’s right! It’s a digraph!

Logo Hexagons

Nursery & Reception Home Learning 23/4/20

April 22, 2020 at 8:30 pm


Everyone had a fantastic day yesterday working on their addition skills. You all got really creative and shared some wonderful ideas!

Tapestry Challenge of the Day

Today’s Challenge is a creative one! Something that all of the children like to do at school is make maps so we thought today we could all make our very own treasure maps!

Will your map have an island? What shape will the island be? How will you know which part is land and which part is water?

Could you add and label a legend or key to help someone else use your map?

Barefoot Island Mapping skills could have students add longitude and latitude lines

Maybe you could use different lines show the user how to move when following your map?

Pirate Activities for Kids

Will your map have compass like this map? What does N S E W mean?

Song of the Day

Today’s Song of the Day is more of a collection of songs. It’s rather long so you may just like to pick and choose your favourite parts or have it on in the background as you play. Can you spot your favourite characters?

Joke of the Day

We couldn’t ‘leaf’ Fraser’s joke out!

Reception Only: Phonics

Over the next few weeks, we will start to share some of the Letters and Sounds videos created by The Department for Education. For now, grown-ups might find it helpful to have a look at the introduction video-

Today’s sound of the day is ‘ee’. If your treasure map has any trees on you could use this sound when you add labels! Can you think of any other ee words that you can add to your treasure map?

Logo Hexagons

Nursery & Reception Home Learning- 22/4/20

April 22, 2020 at 7:46 am


Wow! What an independent bunch you are! What jobs or tasks can you see your friends doing at home? Could you give them a try too?

We’ve all been updating our weather charts. Some of you are predicting snow at the weekend! It’s not looking too likely!

Tapestry Challenge of the Day

Today’s Challenge is to work on your addition skills. Start with two groups of objects. Can you count them all together to find the total?

There are hundreds of ways you could do this! Take a look back on the blog tomorrow to look at how your friends did it. Maybe you could try it their way next time?

You could make an adding machine. Count your two groups of objects then post them into your machine. How many in total?

Playing cards could be a fun way to practise your addition skills since they have handy pictures there to help you.

Pegs are a great way to represent numbers as well as helping those fine motor skills.

Add numbers to a beachball or balloon for a quickfire addition/catch game?

If you’d like to extend this learning try writing out the number sentence. Could you write number sentences outside with chalk? Could you write rainbow number sentences?

Some more addition worksheets-

Song of the Day

Joke of the Day

Finley’s cow joke is sure to make you laugh!

Reception Only: Phonics

The sound for today is ‘ai’. Remember we usually find this digraph in the middle of a word. If you hear the ‘ai’ sound (ay) at the end of a word it’s usually an alternative sound that we haven’t covered yet! So for now, try to focus on words with the ai sound in the middle.

Sorry if we’ve confused anyone. The picture on today’s sheet is not of an ‘ai’ word. It shows the action that we use in school for the ‘ai’ sound. Ask your child to show you the ‘ai’ action and they should be able to show you.

Logo Hexagons

Nursery & Reception Home Learning 21/4/20

April 21, 2020 at 7:46 am


It looks like you all enjoyed the sunshine yesterday when learning about the weather! You’ve made some super weather charts. We look forward to seeing them completed at the end of the week.

Tapestry Challenge of the Day

Today’s challenge of the day focuses on being independent. You could start by ensuring your child can get dressed by themselves. This is something that all children (throughout the school!) find tricky before and after PE lessons so lots of practice is always helpful. You may like to extend this task and introduce some little jobs that may help you around the house.

Can you get undressed by yourself?

Can you get dressed by yourself?

Can you fasten buttons and zips?

Can you put on and take off your shoes and coat?

If you’d like a real challenge you could have a go at fastening shoelaces?

Every child is different so have a think about jobs or tasks that you could introduce. For example cleaning teeth, washing, taking plates to the sink after meals or putting toys away. This is a great opportunity to make your own lives easier!

We know that often these things are easier said than done and may become a bit of a battle. Foundation Stage staff are all happy to help so if a phone call from a member of school staff might help just let us know and we’d be happy to give you a call or send you a video message.

Song of the Day

The children should all remember this song. It’s one of our favourites!

Joke of the Day

A fantastic train joke today from Lewis! Who knew we had so many comedians in Nursery and Reception?

Reception Only: Phonics

The sound of the day today is ‘ng’. Remember this sound has two letters so it’s a digraph!

Once you have practised today’s sound you might like to watch this episode of Alphablocks. It includes the sound were covered today and yesterday’s th!

Logo Hexagons

Reception & Nursery Home Learning 20/4/20

April 19, 2020 at 9:24 pm


We’re back! Hopefully, you have all had a pleasant few weeks enjoying family time together. We will be continuing with daily blogs as we did before the holiday. Again, please do not feel that we are giving you hours worth of work to complete each day. The blogs are simply there to give you ideas and inspiration. We will start today’s blog with a video from the Farfield staff-

Older siblings may start to take part in video ‘classes’ this week using Google Meet. We are in the process of deciding how/if this might work in Foundation Stage. Do you think that video calls could be useful? If you have any thoughts please do let us know.

Tapestry Challenge of the Day

Today we would like you to think about the weather. You might like to start by singing the weather song together-

Could you make a chart to record the weather each day this week? (A nice opportunity to check how many of the days of the week we remember!). At the end of the week, you could extend this learning by discussing which type of weather was the most or least common.

Have a think about any changes that are dependant on the weather. What might you wear on a sunny day? What could you wear on a snowy day?

You might like to look online or watch the weather forecast on the news. Can you figure out what each symbol means? Maybe you could look out of the window and make your own predictions!

Song of the Day

Hopefully, we won’t be singing in the rain this week but it’s still a fun song!

Joke of the Day

We think you’ll really enjoy today’s joke from Neave and Ben!

Reception Only: Phonics

The sound of the day is ‘th’. Remember we have practised both the soft th (teeth, thin, thumb) and the hard th (they, with, then). Watch the Mr Thorne video below to give yourself a reminder-

The phonics sheet today gives space for children to write the word ‘moth’ and a sentence about a ‘feather’. You will probably find that the children spell feather as ‘fetha’, we would be focusing on the th sound so this is fine. Feel free to discuss the ‘er’ sound at the end of the word but do not worry about the ‘ea’ alternative sound just yet.

Logo Hexagons

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!

Logo Hexagons
Skip to toolbar