Nursery Home Learning 3

posted 4 Oct 2015, 17:40 by Nursery Teacher 2   [ updated 4 Oct 2015, 20:16 ]

Please continue to send in photographs of your home learning, it has been wonderful to see the children exploring food and recipes at home. We will have a special reflection time next week using the pictures. Photos can be emailed to me at

This week the whole school is exploring stories from around the world. Each class has chosen a story from a different country to focus on; Nursery’s story is The Gingerbread Man from Germany. Afterwards we will gather all our photos and learning to make a special whole school display in the Library showcasing each of our books from all the different countries.

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

Independence and Interdependence

1.9 their ability to acquire new interests and skills


2.11 stories and literature valued by cultures in their community


3.4 taking part in symbolic, pretend or dramatic play

 Healthy Living

4.4 paying attention


Your Learning Tasks for Monday & Tuesday;

1. You can begin by watching the story TheGingerbread Man. I have included some comprehension questions for you to ask your child. Pause the story to ask the question, discuss and reflect. Here is another version of the story as an additional option.  

2. Fine-motor skill development. Print the following Pencil Control Task for your child. Focus on holding the pencil using the tripod grip and staying on the lines slowly and carefully.

3. Scissor Control & Name the Shapes. Print the two shape pages. Before cutting see if your child can name any of these shapes. Next your child can try cutting them out, don't worry if it is not neatly cut as this is great practice to improve their hand control skills.

4. Exploring the story through play-dough. Print these play-dough activities and follow their directions to decorate and make a gingerbread man. Do you have any cookie cutters in your baking cupboard that you could use?
*If you would like to make your own play-dough jump to task 5. first.

5. Find the ingredients and follow the recipe. Here is a link to a playdough recipe that we have tried out in class, however if you have a recipe of your own you prefer to use that is fine. Keep your playdough in an air-tight container to use again throughout the week. Practice naming all the ingredients together...