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Acorn Day Nursery is delighted to launch its new Home learning Hub.

Here at Acorn we feel support for the home learning environment in the early years is critical and needs to become embedded as part of all early childhood education and care, early health and family-support service.

The COVID19 Pandemic has prompted all those in the Education sector to reflect & do more to engage Parents/Community to help develop the home learning environment.

Here at Acorn we teach our Children knowledge, skills & understanding through a child centred EYFS curriculum & our innovative NeuroStar Programme building upon ‘wow’ experiences & topics to ensure they access a variety of learning experiences to secure a good foundation of their life- long learning. We encourage active learning to ensure children are motivated & interested.

We are delighted to launch our home Learning Partnership which delivers weekly timetables covering the 7 areas of Learning of the EYFS. Specifically tailored for the home learning environment taking into consideration:

  • Fun & interactive Learning
  • Age appropriate learning
  • Availability & Access to resources
  • Availability of Access to inside/outdoor activities
  • Supporting Parents understanding
  • Individual Learning styles & needs
  • Access to guidance / Support
  • Links to recommended early years resource/activity sites.
  • Tracking & Feedback
  • We look forward to developing our Home learning Partnership…. We wish you & your children lots & lots of fun as you explore & apply the weekly home learning timetables.

    The Management Team.

    Weekly timetable Three- and Four-Year olds (Foxes and Owls)

    PSED

    Use paper plates to make different faces. Use buttons for eyes, string for hair, pom poms for a nose.

    C&L

    Whilst watching the ice cubes melt use words to describe what is happening and what they notice (e.g. melting, cold, wet, hard)

    PD

    Play red light, green light.

    When an adult says a green light child is to run around, when the adult shouts red light the child is to stop running.

    Lit

    To make up your own story to share with parents.

    Make up your own characters, what are the characters doing, where are they going, what are they saying, what do they look like?

    Maths

    Write numbers 1-5 on paper, can your child find a certain amount of objects and match it to the correct number on the paper

     

    Increase the numbers from 6-10 or even higher

    UTW Use an ice cube tray to make some ice cubes, once set take them out. Watch what happens to the ice cubes. Record on paper how long it takes the ice cubes to melt.
    EAD

    If you have some paints, use these with your fingers to do some finger painting. Have a go at making your own paint using flour, warm water and food colouring.

    Can you mix the colours? What colours can you make?

    PSED Begin to get into a routine over the next couple of weeks ready for returning back to nursery/ school.
    C&L Play a game of eye spy
    PD Have a go at putting on your coat and doing up the zip, can you do the buttons on your cardigan, can you put your shoes/ trainers on by yourself and open and close the Velcro
    Lit

    While out on a shopping trip point out all the words in the environment such as the names of fruit, vegetables, pastas and rice.

    Can you spot the word apple?

    Maths Play a game of what’s the time Mr Wolf
    UTW

    Experiment – You will need a hex nut and a balloon. Place the hex nut into the balloon, blow the balloon up and tie it.

    Make a circular motion with your hands while holding both ends of the balloon. What happens? What happens to the sound if you go faster or slower?

    Try the activity with different sized hex nuts.

    EAD

    Collect some junk modelling resources such as cereal boxes, tissue rolls, milk bottle tops, margarine tubs and lids.

    What can you make with the resources?

    We would love to see some pictures of your creations

    Kerry.deputy@acorndaynurseryluton.co.uk

    PSED

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SFjuYaNc8Y

     

    Share a social story about returning to school. This can be shared over the holidays to help easy any worries that your child may have about returning

    C&L

    Sentence builder, child starts off with a simple sentence with the adult repeating the sentence but adding in extra words, such as I went to the shop and brought an apple, I went to the shop and brought an apple and a lemon and so on

    PD

    Play a game of football.

    Lit

    While you have the puppets or teddy bears out act out a favourite story.

    What characters from the story are your puppets or teddy bears?

    Maths

    Fold paper into different shapes such as a square, rectangle, triangle

    UTW

    Experiment – Place skittles on a 

    Plate as shown

     

    Then add some warm water and watch what happens to the skittles.

    EAD

    Using puppets or some teddy bears put on a puppet show.

    PSED

    When out on your walk  talk about road safety, holding an adult’s hand, waiting for the green man before crossing the road, looking both ways, walking on the inside away from the curb.

    C&L

    Research and learn how to say hello in different languages.

    French – Bonjour

    Spanish – Hola

    German – Guten Tag

    PD Sit in front of a mirror and use pencils, felt tips or crayons to have a go at drawing your self-portrait on some paper
    Lit When out on a walk look at and try to recognise the different letters found on number plates
    Maths

    When out on your walk looking at number plates try and recognise the different numbers

    UTW Experiment – cut an empty bottle in half, pour in some vinegar and add some baking soda to make your own volcano.
    EAD

    Use building blocks or Lego to build and balance. Can you build vertically and horizontally?

    How tall can you build your model?

    PSED

    Congratulations Owls and Foxes class you made it to the end of term. Well done parents for all your hard work.

     

    Owls celebrate your graduation at home with your family, we would love to see some pictures.

    Kerry.deputy@acorndaynurseryluton.co.uk

     

    Talk about your time at Acorn Day Nursery, what did you enjoy? What was your favourite thing you did and least favourite?

    C&L

    Will you miss your friends and teachers?

    What school will you be going to? What is your new teacher’s name?

    PD Select some healthy snacks to have a picnic in your garden or in your front room
    Lit

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEZPq2IfuPk

     

    Use the link to have a go at making your own graduation cap. 

    You will need black paper and some glue.

    Use felt tips to make some beautiful marks

    Maths

    Count how many people will be coming on the picnic, how many plates and cups will be needed? Count how many sandwiches have been made, how many pieces of fruit?

    UTW

    Use a cd played or remote control to play some music while you have your picnic.

    EAD

    While the music is playing dance and move in different ways to the beats of the songs

    Weekly timetable for under 3’s (Big and Little Spiders)

    PSED

    Use paper plates to make different faces. Use buttons for eyes, string for hair, pom poms for a nose

    C&L

    Whilst watching the ice cubes melt use words to describe what is happening and what they notice (e.g. melting, cold, wet, hard)

    PD

    Play red light, green light.

    When an adult says a green light child is to run around, when the adult shouts red light the child is to stop running.

    Lit

    With adult support, have a go at re-telling a favourite story, what  is your favourite story, what characters are in the story?

    Maths

    Write numbers 1-5 on paper, can your child find a certain amount of objects and match it to the correct number on the paper

    UTW

    Use an ice cube tray to make some ice cubes, once set take them out. Watch what happens to the ice cubes. Record on paper how long it takes the ice cubes to melt.

    EAD

    If you have some paints, use these with your fingers to do some finger painting. Have a go at making your own paint using flour, warm water and food colouring.

    Can you mix the colours? What colours can you make?

    PSED Begin to get into a routine over the next couple of weeks ready for returning back to nursery/ school.
    C&L Play a game of eye spy
    PD Have a go at putting on your coat and doing up the zip, can you do the buttons on your cardigan, can you put your shoes/ trainers on by yourself and open and close the Velcro
    Lit

    While out on a shopping trip point out all the words in the environment such as the names of fruit, vegetables, pastas and rice.

    Get your child to repeat the word

    Maths Play a game of what’s the time Mr Wolf
    UTW

    Experiment – You will need a hex nut and a balloon. Place the hex nut into the balloon, blow the balloon up and tie it.

    Make a circular motion with your hands while holding both ends of the balloon. What happens? What happens to the sound if you go faster or slower?

    Try the activity with different sized hex nuts.

    EAD

    Collect some junk modelling resources such as cereal boxes, tissue rolls, milk bottle tops, margarine tubs and lids.

    What can you make with the resources?

    We would love to see some pictures of your creations

    Kerry.3rdincharge@acorndaynurseryluton.co.uk

    PSED

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SFjuYaNc8Y

     

    Share a social story about returning to school. This can be shared over the holidays to help easy any worries that your child may have about returning.

    C&L

    Sentence builder, adult starts off with a simple sentence with the child repeating the sentence but adding in extra words, such as I went to the shop and brought an apple, I went to the shop and brought an apple and a lemon and so on

    PD

    Play a game of football.

    Lit Share some story books together
    Maths

    Fold paper into different shapes such as a square, rectangle, triangle

    UTW

    Experiment – Place skittles on a 

    plate as shown or make a full circle

    Then add some warm water and watch what happens to the skittles.

    EAD

    Using puppets or some teddy bears put on a puppet show.

    PSED

    When out on your walk  talk about road safety, holding an adult’s hand, waiting for the green man before crossing the road, looking both ways, walking on the inside away from the curb.

    C&L

    Learn how to say hello in different languages.

    French – Bonjour

    Spanish – Hola

    German – Guten Tag

    PD Sit in front of a mirror and use pencils, felt tips or crayons to have a go at drawing your self-portrait on some paper
    Lit

    When out on a walk look at and try to recognise the different letters found on number plates

    For the younger two year olds.

    When our on a walk point out to your child that there are letters on a number plate

    Maths

    When out on your walk looking at number plates try and recognise the different numbers.

     

    For the younger two year olds.

     

    When out on your walk point out to your child that there are numbers on a number plate

    UTW Experiment – cut an empty bottle in half, pour in some vinegar and add some baking soda to make your own volcano.
    EAD

    Use building blocks or Lego to build and balance. Can you build vertically and horizontally?

    How tall can you build your model?

    PSED

    Congratulations Big Spiders and Little Spiders you made it to the end of term.

    Well done parents for all your hard work.

    Talk about your time at Acorn Day Nursery, what did you enjoy? What was your favourite thing you did and least favourite?

    C&L

    Will you miss your friends and teachers?

    What school will you be going to? What is your new teacher’s name?

    PD Select some healthy snacks to have a picnic in your garden or in your front room
    Lit

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEZPq2IfuPk

     

    Use the link to have a go at making your own graduation cap. 

    You will need black paper and some glue.

    Use felt tips to make some beautiful marks

    Maths How many people will be coming on the picnic, how many plates and cups will be needed? Count how many sandwiches have been made, how many pieces of fruit?
    UTW

    Use a cd played or remote control to play some music.

    EAD

    While the music is playing dance and move in different ways to the beats of the songs

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