Nursery Home Learning 2

posted 29 Sep 2015, 17:11 by Nursery Teacher 2   [ updated 29 Sep 2015, 17:29 ]

Thank you for sending me photos of your learning about pancakes, they are great!

We will use these photos in our learning when the children return. Please keep a record of your learning so it can be included in your child’s Learning Journey book at school (photograph or any drawings/paper your child may complete).                                                             Photos can be emailed to me at

Over the next two days we will have a focus on The Enormous Turnip. This is both a traditional book written in Russian as well as English. The characters in the story display the Personal Quality Resilience. They try very hard and don’t give up even when the task seems impossible!

Here are the four main learning strands that we are focusing on this week;

Independence and Interdependence

1.24 expressing their own ideas


2.12 enjoying and using words and books


3.7 actively exploring and making sense of the world by using tools, materials and equipment

 Healthy Living

4.5 concentrating


Your Tasks for Wednesday & Thursday;

1. You can begin by watching the story in English The Enormous Turnip. I have included some comprehension questions for you to ask your child. Pause the story to ask the question, discuss and reflect.

2. Watch the Turnip (репка) story in Russian. Are there any differences or similarities?   *Developing International Mindedness  

Watch Russian Version

3. Fine-motor skill development. Print the following Pencil Control Task for your child. Focus on holding the pencil using the tripod grip and keeping within the path slowly and carefully.

4. Matching cards and board: Print the two pages and cut out the matching cards page (without purple border). Now play a simple matching activity where your child has to choose the picture to match the one on the board. Can you name the pictures you match?


5. Enquiry: turnip is a vegetableCan you find any vegetables in your kitchen? What are they called? Are they kept in the fridge or in a cupboard? 
* Perhaps you could use this opportunity to involve your child in helping to prepare some vegetables for their lunch/dinner.