Home learning for Nursery - Ducklings 5

The Ducklings team have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the wonderful things you have been up to on Tapestry over the last few weeks. It has been lovely to see all your smiling faces. Thank you.

This week we are looking at the Specific Areas of learning which are built upon development gained through the Prime areas. They include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society and will reflect individual children’s life experiences, interests and backgrounds.

Mrs Pontefract & Mrs Draper



What can you do?

  • Share a variety of books together

  • Look for words everywhere

  • Encourage your child to recall words they are frequently exposed to eg. their name

  • Talk about the name and sounds of letters

  • Model to your child how simple words can be broken down into sounds and blended together to make words

  • Notice and encourage the marks your child makes and the meanings they give to them

  • Model reading and writing

  • Support and encourage your child’s reading and writing as opportunities arise


Numbers/Shape, space and measure

What can you do?

  • Count everything

  • Involve your child in mathematical discussions or problems

  • Enjoy number rhymes and stories together

  • Talk about the shape, size and position of objects

  • Go on shape and number hunts

Understanding the World

People and communities/The world/Technology

What can you do?

  • Talk to your child about people they know: Where they live and what they do

  • Talk about likes and dislikes

  • Look at old and new photos

  • Talk to your child about different cultures, faiths and beliefs

  • Explore and talk about the world around you

  • Do experiments together

  • Allow your child to help around the house

  • Allow your child to use a variety of technology when appropriate

  • Talk about the technology you are using

Expressive Arts and Design

Exploring using media and materials/Being imaginative

What can you do?

  • Enjoy music and sounds together

  • Explore different textures and describe them

  • Allow your child to be creative with construction, paint, junk modelling etc.

  • Talk to your child about what they have created and how they went about doing it

  • Encourage and model story telling in play, introducing descriptive language