Short bursts and lots of fun.

I have received an email asking for some advice on how to maintain their concentration and keep their child motivated.

Each family is different and you will all find a way to maintain focus and create the magic of learning. In Nursery, we have three, short 15 minute, carpet sessions, in small groups. During this time we learn a new sound (or repeat the sound of the week), complete a mathematics activity or learn something new. The children can then go and choose an activity and learn through play. Our children are learning all the time. The key is short bursts and make it fun with lots of praise. My husband and I have been using a timetable with our Nursery aged son to help to keep him focused - he is a morning child so he is far more focused in the morning than the afternoon. The timetable we used last week:

9am Jump start Jonny or Joe Wicks PE

9.30am Ruth Miskin Phonics

10am Snack and play time.

10.30am story

11am Mathematics - this week we will be going on a shapes hunt around the house and matching numerals to quantity.

11.30am he retells a story he knows.

12pm lunch

1pm Creative activities - last week we painted rainbows and pebbles, built a mini beast habitat, made a bird house, used chalk on the pavement and created and decorated a basket.

2pm free play.

We also have a reward chart, my children are both motivated by craft activities so they choose their reward at the start of the day. We are using the recycling to create models as well as threading and painting. 

Each day is different and some days are better than others - do not be too hard on yourself.

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Did anyone find anything beginning with h? My son found hoover, helicopter, hat, house, hand, hay and hutch (we have a rabbit called Rosie).

Can you find any shapes around your home or garden? Last week we found a circle, triangle, rectangle and a square.

Here are some useful websites to help you at home: They are offering a month free for parents, just type in one of these codes: PARENTSTWINKLHELPS or UKTWINKLHELPS You can access over 100 free ebooks to help support your child's reading at home. I have sent up an account for parents in our Nursery Username: kdnursery password: mrspoole There are some brilliant phonics games on here. My personal favourite is 'Flash card speed trials.' Username: march20 Password: home

You should have received your numbots log ins for mathematics - they were also in your packs.

Stay calm, stay positive and most of all have fun.

Mrs Poole

week 2
Home learning opportunities or learning Ivrit.

Comments 2

Guest - Zahra Jabor on Monday, 30 March 2020 14:39

Thank you mrs Poole. I am definitely going to try and make learning more fun for the kids!

Thank you mrs Poole. I am definitely going to try and make learning more fun for the kids!
Sara Poole on Monday, 30 March 2020 16:57

Keep up the great work, you are doing an amazing job!

Keep up the great work, you are doing an amazing job!
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