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29th June

Good morning Nursery!

We hope you are all keeping safe and well and have been enjoying the gorgeous weather we have been having.

 

This week we are going to be looking at how seeds grow.

Here is a story all about seeds and the journey they take.

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle || An INSPIRING Adventure! [CC]

Key questions to discuss with your family

 

How many seeds started to grow in the ground during the Spring?

Why couldn’t the seed grow anymore?

Which seed grew fastest

What happened to the biggest flower?

What happened to the little seed during the summer?

How tall did the flower grow?

Who visited the flower as it grew all summer?

What happened to the flower when Autumn came again?

 

 

Here are some more stories about seeds growing...

How a Seed Grows

A reading of how a seed grows and activity

Plants Can't Sit Still by Rebecca E. Hirsch

Join in with these songs all about seasons and months

Seasons Song

Seasons Song for Kids (Autumn Version) | Pancake Manor

Months Of The Year Song Nursery Rhyme

Learn the months of the year with the help of the months of the year song!

Months of the Year Song | Song for Kids | The Singing Walrus

Activities:

 

Have a go at completing these activities

 

 

Can you plant a seed and watch how it changes over time?

Choose something that will sprout quickly. Sunflowers  are a great choice. The seeds are large, germinate quickly, and grow into very impressive flowers.

Look at the picture on the front of the seed package. Look at the seeds. Marvel at the way the seed transforms into a huge plant.

Provide spoons, pots and soil and follow the directions on the seed packet to plant the seeds.

Keep the plant watered and place it in a sunny window once it pushes through the soil.

When it is a small seedling it can go into the garden.

Here you can record the growth of your sunflower over time.

Phonics

 

This week we will be continuing to introduce the children to early phonics - letter sounds. 

 

In Nursery we use the Jolly Phonics rhymes and actions to help the children to remember each sound. We will introduce two sounds each week.

 

This week the sounds are ''E” and ''U”

 

. Continue practising this phonics song

Phonics Song 2 (new version)

Watch these Jolly phonics videos regularly and practise the songs and actions.

E Jolly Phonic

U Jolly Phonic

  • Here are some videos to help your child write the letters that match these sounds.

Get Squiggling Letters | Letter E

Get Squiggling Letters | Letter U

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Phonics Games

Maths:

 

  • Try putting together a seed tray  to explore.  Each child will use the tray in different ways and gives the children  lots of opportunities to practice their fine motor skills.
  • sort the seeds into different types or colours. 
  • Count how many seeds it takes to fill one spot on the flower tray (and compare the numbers when different kinds of seeds are used).
  • Practicing nonstandard measuring by counting how many scoops of seeds it takes to fill one of the small pots.
  • Making seed patterns with the seeds.

Seed Trays

Try these Maths games

Creative

 

Can you make a beautiful sunflower?

 

You could use paint, crayons, or collage materials such as pasta, beans or lentils.

 

Remember to show us your beautiful work on the Nursery Blog!

Sunflower Ideas

Grow, Grow, Grow a Garden! | Kids Learning Song

Topsy & Tim 126 - GROWING SUNFLOWERS | Topsy and Tim Full Episodes

Mummy gives Topsy and Tim some sunflower seeds to grow in their garden. While planting them, Tim loses a seed and then worries that a worm might eat the rest...

Come Outside - DANDELIONS

Yoga for kids 'The Sunflower'

I Am A Little Sunflower | Flower Rhymes For Kids | Action Song for Kids | Time 4 Kids TV

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