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Our aim, during this difficult time is to keep children at MPL thinking hard, gaining knowledge and honing their skills. It is important to help them maintain a routine and retain positive mental and physical health. We must strive to provide a consistent, positive point of contact in what will be a very unsettling time for many children. Please check this page regularly for new learning from home activities.

 

Below, there is a link to a child friendly book: Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus. If your children have questions about it, this is a good one to answer some of them. You may want to have a look yourself first. 

Easter Holiday Activity Ideas

The class pages will not be updated over the Easter holidays but here are a few ideas for activities if you would like something to keep you and your family busy.

We wish you all a very happy Easter break.

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Daily learning: 03-04-20

Can't believe it's FRIDAY TOAST day again - this week has flown by (for me anyway!) As I mentioned on Marvellous Me - these activities are ideas/options to use only if you want to. They are not compulsory. Getting through each day the best you can, staying safe and sane - that is your main priority. You know best both what your children need and what you can handle. However if you want them - below are some ideas of activities that you can do today:

  • Phonics: Time for a rhyme! Log onto the Phonics Play website (link below). Follow the free log in user name and password. Go to Resources then Phase 1. Click on Cake Bake to play. Match all the words that end with the same sound. Can you find any objects around the house that end with the same sound? e.g. mat and hat, pen and ten 
  • Fine motor: If you have any play dough (homemade or otherwise) have another go at the Dough Disco video (link below)
  • Reading: Listen to 'the ants go marching' song (video below). Can you hear any rhyming words e.g. two and shoe? Can you find another rhyming book in your house and look at it with a grown up? 
  • Maths: Did you manage to find some natural objects? Now sort them into heavy and light. Can you do this with other items in the house e.g. a bag of sugar and a bag of crisps
  • PE: Make sure you spend some time being active - YouTube has some great 'just dance' videos if you like to dance or try Andy's Wild Workouts from CBeebies: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p06tmmvz/andys-wild-workouts 
  • PSHE: This week's PSHE theme is 'Know how to keep calm and deal with difficult situations'. Join in with Lulu the Baby Lioness in the Cosmic Kids yoga adventure (link below) about noticing when you're frustrating and trying to calm down
  • Media and materials: Can you make some Easter nests with cornflakes and melted chocolate? Leave them to set in the fridge until they are hard and ready to eat

 

I really loved receiving photos of your learning last week. Please keep them coming or get in touch if you have any questions regarding the learning via: nursery@mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk 

 

Thought for today: Keep going. Slow progress is still progress. 

Daily learning: 02-04-20

Hello Hopscotch! It's been so lovely speaking to some of you on the phone and hearing what you've been up to. Hopefully I can speak to the rest of you before the week is up. Below are some ideas of activities that you can do today:

  • Phonics: Time for a rhyme! Log onto the Phonics Play website (link below). Follow the free log in user name and password. Go to Resources then Phase 1. Click on Cake Bake to play. Match all the words that end with the same sound. Can you find any objects around the house that end with the same sound? e.g. mat and hat, pen and ten 
  • Fine motor: Have you tried the pencil control sheet yet that was sent home in the pack? Don't forget your 'crocodile snap' - watch the video link below again if you need to 
  • Reading: Find a book in your house that has rhyming words - nursery rhymes or Julia Donaldson books are good. Can you find any letters from your name in the book? 
  • Maths: Did you manage to find some natural objects? Now sort them into size order from smallest to largest. Can you find any other objects in your house that you can do this with e.g. socks, trousers, cutlery, bottles, crayons...
  • PE: Make sure you spend some time being active - YouTube has some great 'just dance' videos if you like to dance or try Andy's Wild Workouts from CBeebies: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p06tmmvz/andys-wild-workouts 
  • PSHE: This week's PSHE theme is 'Know how to keep calm and deal with difficult situations'. Join in with Lulu the Baby Lioness in the Cosmic Kids yoga adventure (link below) about noticing when you're frustrating and trying to calm down
  • Media and materials: Investigate some solid things that you can melt and play with e.g. chocolate, butter, cheese. Maybe you could do an Easter finger painting picture with chocolate? Yum!

 

I really loved receiving photos of your learning last week. Please keep them coming or get in touch if you have any questions regarding the learning via: nursery@mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk 

 

Thought for today: Whatever happened yesterday you did you best. You made it through the day. Take a deep breath, relax your shoulders and let go. 

Daily learning: 01-04-20

Pinch, punch it's first of the month! Hello Hopscotch and happy April! Below are some ideas of activities that you can do today:

  • Phonics: Log onto the Phonics Play website (link below). Follow the free log in user name and password. Go to Resources then Phase 1. Click on Super Smoothie to play. Match all the words that start with the same sound. Can you find any objects around the house that start with the same sound? e.g. sugar and salt
  • Fine motor: Create an Easter picture to put in your window or give to a friend/relative - see ideas below
  • Reading: Watch 'We're going on a Lion Hunt' (link below). What is the same and what is different about the two stories? Can you make up your own version going over/under/through as you hunt for something - maybe a dinosaur or a unicorn? Use two toilet rolls taped together to make your binoculars. 
  • Maths: Did you manage to find some natural objects for counting yesterday? Now sort them into different colours (green, grey, brown) can you find anything else to go with them? 
  • PE: Make sure you spend some time being active - use your Shake Up activities booklet for ideas, try the Joe Wicks workouts on YouTube or log onto 5 a day fitness (link below) username: dolly, password: dolly 
  • PSHE: This week's PSHE theme is 'Know how to keep calm and deal with difficult situations'. Join in with Lulu the Baby Lioness in the Cosmic Kids yoga adventure (link below) about noticing when you're frustrating and trying to calm down
  • Media and materials: Draw or paint a picture of a silly face to put in your window - see how many you can spot when you're out and about for your daily walk 

 

I really loved receiving photos of your learning last week. Please keep them coming or get in touch if you have any questions regarding the learning via: nursery@mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk 

 

Thought for today: It's OK to feel lost sometimes.

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Daily learning: 31-03-20

Hello Hopscotch! Have you tried the colour by numbers yet that came home in your pack? Below are some ideas of activities that you can do today:

  • Phonics: Log onto the Phonics Play website (link below). Follow the free log in user name and password. Go to Resources then Phase 1. Click on Super Smoothie to play. Match all the words that start with the same sound. Can you find any objects around the house that start with the same sound? e.g. sugar and salt
  • Fine motor: Make an Easter card to send to a friend, relative or neighbour 
  • Reading: Read 'We're going on an Egg Hunt' (link below) again. Before you watch it, can you remember what animals were in the book? Act out the story with your soft toys and create spaces to go over/under/through 
  • Maths: Find some natural objects (sticks, leaves, stones etc) in your garden or on your daily walk. Can you put them in a repeating pattern e.g. 1 leaf, 1 stick, 1 stone, 1 leaf, 1 stick, 1 stone 
  • PE: Make sure you spend some time being active - use your Shake Up activities booklet for ideas, try the Joe Wicks workouts on YouTube or log onto 5 a day fitness (link below) username: dolly, password: dolly 
  • PSHE: This week's PSHE theme is 'Know how to keep calm and deal with difficult situations'. Join in with Lulu the Baby Lioness in the Cosmic Kids yoga adventure (link below) about noticing when you're frustrating and trying to calm down
  • Media and materials: Draw or paint a picture of a silly face to put in your window - see how many you can spot when you're out and about for your daily walk 

 

I really loved receiving photos of you doing your learning last week. Please keep them coming or get in touch if you have any questions regarding the learning via: nursery@mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk 

 

Thought for today: Trust in the magic of new beginnings. 

Daily learning: 30-03-20

Hello Hopscotch! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend and managed to get outside while the sun was still shining. It's the start of a new Home Learning Week. If you still have sheets in your packs you can complete any of those this week. As it is nearly Easter we also have a few activities linked to that. Below are some ideas of activities that you can do today:

  • Phonics: Sing the 'apples and bananas' song from class (link below). Have a look in the mirror and watch the shape that your mouth and tongue make for the different sounds. Can you make up any other silly words by using the ay-ee-eye-ow-oo sounds? 
  • Fine motor: Use a paintbrush and a bucket of water outside to 'paint' on the pavement/patio. If you have any chalk perhaps you could draw something out the front for your neighbours to see as they walk past (supervised of course!)
  • Reading: Read 'We're going on an Egg Hunt' (link below). Talk about the animals you see in the book. Have you been to a farm before? What animals did you see there? 
  • Maths: Number of the Week - 1. Watch the number blocks clip (link below). Look through any books, comics, newspapers, food packaging or magazines you have at home. Can you spot the number 1? 
  • PE: Make sure you spend some time being active - use your Shake Up activities booklet for ideas, try the Joe Wicks workouts on YouTube or log onto 5 a day fitness (link below) username: dolly, password: dolly 
  • PSHE: This week's PSHE theme is 'Know how to keep calm and deal with difficult situations'. Join in with Lulu the Baby Lioness in the Cosmic Kids yoga adventure (link below) about noticing when you're frustrating and trying to calm down
  • Media and materials: Draw or paint a picture of a silly face to put in your window - see how many you can spot when you're out and about for your daily walk 

 

I really loved receiving photos of you doing your learning last week. Please keep them coming or get in touch if you have any questions regarding the learning via: nursery@mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk 

 

Thought for today: Appreciate your hands and all the things they enable you to do. 

Contact your teacher

If you have a question about the learning, please use this form to contact your teacher(s). You will receive an email response within a few days

Some useful videos and website links...remember to check all internet links before sharing with your child. 

The Ants Go Marching

We're Going on a Lion Hunt Song

Apples & Bananas | Super Simple Songs

Numberblocks - The Number 1 | Learn to Count | Learning Blocks

As seen on CBeebies!

Lulu the Baby Lioness | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Dough Disco...

Dough disco is exercise for the fingers to improve fine muscle control.

1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive

Top 10 Counting Songs | Learn To Count | Super Simple Songs

More great Super Simple videos in the Super Simple App for iOS ► http://apple.co/2nW5hPd We love counting! Counting down. Counting up. Counting to 5. Countin...

Crocodile Snap Pencil Grasp Childrens Song

Crocodile Snap is a children's song designed to help children improve the fine motor skills the need to hold a pencil. It is part of the GriffinOT Supporting...

Phonics Song 2 (new version)

It's a phonics song with a picture for each letter. This is designed to help children learn the sounds of the letters in the English alphabet

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