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To improve your child’s reading ability why not try this excellent online reading scheme. With fun games, colourful animations and catchy songs. It teaches phonics, sight words and other essential skills for emerging literacy.
While out for a walk in your local woodland or in your garden perhaps you and your child(ren) would like to participate in a scavenger hunt.
Why not join in with the Wildlife Trust’s 30 day challenge this June for their annual nature challenge and do something ‘wild’ everyday.
Julie and Giggles from Boogie Beats visited us and we all enjoyed a snowman adventure pretending to ride on a train with lots of singing, dancing and story making about winter and snow.
We enjoyed crafts such as making Chinese Lanterns, decorating a dragon and a rat. The children learnt to write the first letter of their names in Chinese script.
The children went a Bug Hunt using magnifying glasses and found some insects. We counted the number of legs each insect had and then discussed how each bug moves.
The children enjoyed playing with our Space sensory tray. The children loved exploring mark-making in sparkling glittery flour with star shapes and their fingers. They looked at shapes, colours and aliens.
To celebrate Shrove Tuesday day on 25th February we looked at the ingredients for making pancakes and learnt how they would be weighed out.
The children made a sensory tray about each of the Seasons including some colourful rainbows and sunflowers. They learnt about the weather and environment changes.
Why don’t you try this rainbow science experiment at home.
Why don’t you make your own playdough for creative modelling. It will keep your children amused for hours.
Why not make a make a bird feeder together and attract wildlife into your gardens to watch and enjoy.
Why not also follow further nature activities for children during this time of self-isolation. The Woodland Trust have excellent ideas to interest children.
Joe’s daily work outs continue to inspire little ones to exercise and keep fit. Please continue to link in with the YouTube each day for work out videos.
To help us through the current lockdown, The Orchard Nursery School would like to encourage each child to decorate their own rainbow to display in their windows in honour of all National Health Workers who are working so hard.
Why not also follow Pebble Painting or “rocking”. Design and paint your own smooth rock and leace your quirky stones in local woods as part of a Treasure Hunt. Designs can be animals orr cartoon characters.
To get into the spirit of Easter perhaps you would like to first decorate your own easter egg templates, ask an adult to hide your decorated easter eggs and then go on an Easter egg hunt as a family around your house or your garden trying to find the easter egg templates you decorated.