Nursery

We would like to help parents and carers support their children while schools are closed. We will continue to communicate with you through Tapestry, so please make sure that you can log-in and contact the school on: infant.admin@ladysmithfederation.net if you are having technical issues. 
 
Below is a suggested timetable to help you plan your day and keep boredom at bay. Pick and choose from the following ideas:
 
Activity for Supporting Physical Development: 
Physical development activities including using pegs, tweezers (plastic type), children's chopsticks to pick up small items and strengthen muscles in hands. Beads and thread to develop fine motor control. Cutting with scissors, colouring and drawing.Also, remember that children need physical and sensory breaks - which could just be a few mins inside stretching, dancing, lifting, pushing, jumping etc, or outside in garden or wherever is safe. Walking, scootering, trampolining etc is good. These websites can help with some of this:
* Go Noodle, exercise for getting the heart beating and well loved by Ladysmith children:  https://www.gonoodle.com/
* Cosmic Kids, Yoga for calming:  https://www.cosmickids.com/
* Lots of healthy living activity: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities
 
Projects and Creative activity: 
It is also an opportunity to build relationships through 'projects' and sharing things. Cookery, sewing, art, DT are all things that can be done together as co-adventurers. It is also a good chance to keep talking about emotional recognition and identification, physical signs and feelings, expressions etc. 
 
This is a Suggested Timetable, we understand that parents will be multi-tasking and potentially trying to work from home!:
 
 
9.00 10 minutes of songs and rhyme
9.10
Games and puzzles
Simple board games and puzzles
9.45 Play alongside your child, get involved and become a co-adventurer, go outside if possible
10.15 Snack 
10.45 Try some water play or construction together. Challenge each other to build the highest tower. 
11.15
Creative activity
Drawing, modelling, colouring, play-doh, cooking, lego, painting, craft activity
11.45 Reading and sharing stories, could include access to e-books
12.00 Lunch and chat time
1.00 Go for a walk, cycle, scooter ride (if possible)
1.30 Online learning, including Doodle Maths for at least 15 minutes
1.45 Physical break (Yoga, Go Noodle, cycle ride, gardening, dancing, obstacle course)
2.15 Household chores (Tidying bedroom, helping with the washing, doing the washing up, hoovering etc)
3.00 End of the day activity: Singing, counting, nursery rhymes (try and learn a few by heart - lots online)
3.15 Shared story