Blueberry Park Primary School

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22nd January 2021

Where? 

 

Today we would like you to focus on learning the meaning of 'where'. 

This is important because 'wh' questions are a part of everyday conversations and routines. e.g "where is your coat?"

What To Do

  • Gather some toys or objects and place them around the room.
  • Encourage your child to find one item at a time by asking "where is the..?"
  • If your child can do this easily, move on to the next item,
  • If your child is struggling to do this ( e.g. by naming the item rather than saying where it is), repeat the question and give the answer  

     E.G ...

     * Adult :'Where's the ball?'

     * Child : 'Ball'

     * Adult : 'Where's the ball? The ball is on the table'

If this is too easy for your child, ask them about things that are not in the room  ( where is your toothbrush/, where are the pegs?)

You could read them a story and ask 'where' questions about it afterwards. E.g If you read Stick Man, ask where does Stick Man live, where was the dog, etc.

Mrs Flack, Mrs Lynch, Miss Jackson

 

 

21st January 2021

Good morning everyone. Today why not read some favourite stories. One of our favourites in nursery is Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. If you don't have the book at home, you can download the story or watch it on the BBC IPlayer

Stick Man

If you go out for a walk you could collect some sticks and make your own stick man. Why not send us a picture of it and we can share it with your friends. .

Click on the link below to get your free Stick Man home learning pack

Stick Man Home Learning Pack

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20th January2021

Hello everyone.

Today we would like you to talk to your child about 'empty' and 'full'. Bath time is a really good time to do this.

Save lots of empty containers of differing sizes. Whilst your child is playing talk to them about which containers are empty and which are full. If your child is able to do this easily, talk about 'half full' .  You could also find opportunities to use this vocabulary throughout the day, such as when filling shopping bags or the Washing machine. 

Mrs Flack, Mrs Lynch, Miss Jackson.

 

19th January 2021

Good morning to you all. Today we would like you to try a sorting activity. There are lots of different things around the home that you could sort and count, eg cars and trains or dolls and teddies. 

If that is too easy you could ask your child to sort some coins into sets. Ask them how many of each set there is. Talk about which group has more and which has less.

Send us some pictures of your activities to nursery@blueberrypark.liverpool.sch.uk

Mrs Flack, Mrs Lynch Miss Jackson

***Our children are superstars ***

We are very proud of Caleb. He is looking after his new rabbit so well. He has also been using the toilet all by himself. What a Superstar!!

18th January 2021

Good morning to you all. We hope you are all well.

Today you could try some more activities to help build strength for writing . here are some more ideas.

  • Cut a circle of card and ask your child to squeeze clothes pegs to fasten them on.
  • Squeeze and pop bubble wrap.
  • Screw up newspaper into balls and throw it into a bucket. 

You can find lots of other ideas for fun activities by clicking on the link below.

Finger Gym Ideas

Mrs Flack, Mrs Lynch, Miss Jackson.

15th January 2021

Good morning everybody. Today we would like to talk to your child about positional language.

Here are some suggestions for activities to help your child understand 'in', 'on' and 'under'.

  • Put out a box with a lid
  • Give your child a toy and ask them to put it 'in'/'on'/'under' the box.
  • Give your child a different item and repeat the activity. 

If this is a bit too challenging for your child, use pointing and gestures to help them understand.

if this is a bit too easy, introduce more positional language such as 'behind' or 'in front'.

 

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14th January 2021

Good morning everybody. Today why not read a story with your child. One of our nursery favourites is The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr. 

You can find this story  online 

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

There are lots of activities you could do after reading this story, such as having a tea party or talking about your favourite foods. You could make a shopping list of things that a tiger might like to eat. 

If your child has a favourite story, why not email us and we can let their friends know. 

nursery@blueberrypark.liverpool.sch.uk

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Mrs Flack,Mrs Lynch, Miss Jackson

 

13th January 2021

Good morning everyone. Today we would like you to look at shapes. You could cut some simple shapes from card and then look around your home to see if you you can find a matching one.

Talk to your child about the shapes you see. Ask about how many sides, corners etc. 

Use empty food boxes to build a model. Talk about the shapes you are using. Don't forget to send us a picture of your creations. nursery@blueberrypark.liverpool.sch.uk

Mrs Flack, Mrs Lynch, Miss Jackson

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12th January

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Good morning everyone. Today we would like you to look at numbers and counting. 

 You could look around your home for things to sort and count.

  • Count how many people are in your house.
  • Count the cups and plates in the cupboard.
  • Count the coats and shoes.

Look for numbers around your home, such as on the door, the telephone or the T.V remote.

We would love you to send us pictures of the things you find.

Mrs Flack , Mrs Lynch, Miss Jackson

 

11th January 2021

Good morning everybody. How about doing some moving around today. If you cannot go outside to walk or run, there are lots of other activities that you can try inside. 

Joe Wickes does a PE lesson three times a week. You can find information by clicking on the link. Joe Wickes

In Nursery the children love the Dance Party song by Bounce Patrol.

Dance Party

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8th January 2021

Good morning everybody. 

How about practising listening skills with your child. Being able to listen and follow instructions can be really challenging so try to make sure you have a quiet space with few distractions. 

Remembering Two Things At A Time

what to do

  • Put out four everyday objects (e.g teddy, pencil, cup, sock)
  • Say " give me the pencil and the teddy". Make sure your child waits till the end of the instruction before giving you the items.
  • Hold out your hands for the items.
  • Replace and ask for two different items.

If this is too easy, increase the number of items or ask for three items.

If this is a bit challenging for your child, reduce the items to three or ask for one item at a time. 

Happy Weekend 

Mrs Flack,Mrs Lynch, Miss Jackson

 

7th January 2021

Hello everybody. What a cold and frosty morning! 

If you can, try to get outside in the fresh air today. Talk together about all the things you see and hear. 

You could make footprints on frosty grass or use sticks to draw on icy fences or walls.

Here is a link to a song about snowmen that the children love.

Five Little Snowmen

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6th January 2021

Good morning to you all. 

Today why not practise some threading. Threading is a fine motor activity that helps to build muscles and strength in hands  for writing.

You could try some of the following.

  • Threading pipe cleaners or dried spaghetti into a colander.
  • Threading cheerios on to dried spaghetti
  • Cut up kitchen roll or toilet roll tubes and thread them on to string. 

5th January 2021

Good morning everyone. We are so sorry that we cannot be together at the moment.  

We Hope that you are all safe and well. 

We will be updating this page regularly with activities for you to try. Please send any pictures or news that you have to our email address nursery@blueberrypark.liverpool.sch.uk.

We are all busy preparing home learning packs for you and they should be available for collection by the end of today. 

Mrs Flack, Mrs Lynch, Miss Jackson.

 

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Can you be the weather girl/boy today? Have a look outside your window. What is the weather today? Would you need to wear a coat today?

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A very Merry Christmas From Nursery! 

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Our two year olds' provision allows children to make an early start in all areas of their development.

 

They have their own room, filled with opportunities for them to explore, both indoors and outdoors. Our environment is calm, homely and welcoming.

 

With small ratios, we aim to give each individual child the support that they need in order to meet their full potential.

 

It is crucial that the children feel safe, secure and happy in order for them to learn. We know our children and families very well and work with the parents to meet their child’s needs, whether it be with potty training, taking away the dummy, or anything else. 

 

Each child has their own key worker who will explain the daily routine of our room upon entry.

 

Each week we send home a newsletter which tells parents about our week of learning and play. We give parents ideas on how to support their child's learning at home.

All of these ideas are rooted in everyday activities and are free.

A selection of healthy snacks are available each day.

Snack money is £1 per week.