CHESTNUTS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Nursery

Home learning – Autumn 2

Topic

Our new focus book is “Stick Man” by Julia Donaldson, Stick Man tells the tale of a happy-go-lucky father’s epic journey to make it home in time for Christmas. We will continue learning about Aretha Franklin and Yayoi Kusama.

Stick Man - Wikipedia  Aretha Franklin (44) (Little People, BIG DREAMS): Amazon.co.uk: Sanchez  Vegara, Maria Isabel, Blackwell, Amy: Books  David Zwirner Books ยท Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity

Skills to focus

-Mark making. Make a picture of the different characters of the story. Create a story map.

 

- Find different sticks and group them or order them by size.

 

- How many sticks can you count?

 

-Dance different Aretha Franklin songs trying to follow the rhythm. How do you feel when you listen to her songs?

 

- Talk about your own family and make a family tree.

 

- What can you do with a stick?

 

- Can you make your own stick man?

 

-Find information about a stick insect.

 

-Describe the different characters from the story.

Home learning - Autumn 2

Topic

Our new focus book is “The taste of the moon” by Michael Grejniec, this children’s story highlights cooperation and collaboration between a group of animals in their quest to reach the moon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIJXEbIuHFo

We will start a new artist called Aretha Franklin We will learn about her life, her songs and we will dance along.

Taste of the Moon, A: Amazon.co.uk: Grejniec, M: 9781622670246: Books  Aretha Franklin (44) (Little People, BIG DREAMS): Amazon.co.uk: Sanchez  Vegara, Maria Isabel, Blackwell, Amy: Books

Skills to focus

-Mark making. The children will make a picture of the moon a talk about how does your moon taste like?

 

- Find different shapes and sort them, maybe by colours, shapes, size… try to find different ways of sorting.

 

- Talk about how important is to cooperate and why is it important?

 

-Dance different Aretha Franklin songs trying to follow the rhythm. How do you feel when you listen to her songs?

 

- Explore the different phases of the moon and talk about them, why do you think this is happening?

 

-Cut different animals from the story and put them in order using  words like “on the top” “under” “one more”

 

-Count the number of animals, what happens when we add one more?

 

Home learning - Autumn 2

Topic

Our new focus book is “The colour monster” by Anna llenas.This sensitive book encourages young ones to open up and discuss how they feel, even when their thoughts are confusing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih0iu80u04Y

We will start a new artist called Yayoi Kusama https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-yayoi-kusama

We will learn about her life and read a book called “Yayoi Kusama from Here to Infinity” By Sarah Suzuki https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUoDUhsWJL8

Skills to focus

-Mark making. The children will make pictures of different feelings, emotions. Grumpy, sleepy, hungry..

 

-Talk about feelings, what can we do when we feel sad or scared? When do you feel angry?  

 

- Match numeral with quantities and feed the colour monster with the right amount of food

 

-Introduce new vocabulary related with feelings.

 

-Become more independent using the toilet and washing the hands by themselves using soap and water.

 

-Art work inspired by Yayoi Kusama

 

-Talk about Diwali celebration and learn about different cultures/religions

 

Home learning - Autumn 1

Topic

 During these two following weeks we our focus book is “The hungry caterpillar” by Eric Carle. Our class is called Eric Carle and we are going to investigate who is Eric Carle and learn about one of his famous books. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXHScpo_Vv8

 

We will also start learning about Piet Mondrian his life and his lovely pictures. We will learn and explore about different shapes and primary colours using his pictures.

Skills to focus

-Cutting skills through different activities:  cutting squares and rectangles like Piet Mondrian) cutting different food, focusing on how to hold the scissors.

-Talk about the different days of the week using the Hungry caterpillar book. Today is Monday, what did the caterpillar eat on Monday?

-Counting 1-10 or 1-5 carefully while we create a caterpillar. What will happen to the caterpillar if we add one more circle? And if we remove one? Could you make a long and a short caterpillar?

-Introduce new vocabulary related with food and health, for example vitamins, new recipes names, textures and food.

-Talk about the importance of the ground rules and why they are so important. For example: Why is important to tidy up? What would happen if we don´t tidy up? About sharing and how to be safe.

-Become more independent using the toilet and washing the hands by themselves using soap and water.