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Wider Curriculum

Monday 11th May - Weather


We've had some funny weather, haven't we? One day is hot and the sun is out and all you want to do is eat ice-cream. The next day it's cold and raining and you're racing to turn the heating on again! 


Here are some weather challenges to do at home. Talking about weather and exploring it is a really good way of encouraging your child to start noticing details in their environment and start to develop an understanding of changes over time.


Why is it starting to get hotter now? 

As the weather changes, do we notice anything changing in the natural environment with the trees and flowers?


The link below has weather challenges you can do at home.

Wednesday 13th May - Gross motor skills


These different challenges will help keep your child active and develop their gross motor skills. Gross motor skills are abilities that allow us to do things that involve using the large muscles in the torso, arms and legs to complete whole-body movements.


Gross motor skills are related to other abilities. These include:

  • Balance

  • Coordination

  • Body awareness

  • Physical strength

  • Reaction time


Have a look through these different challenge cards and select any you want to do with your child. Please don't do all of them. There are just a lot of selection to give you many options depending on what you have available at home.

Friday 15th May - Self-Portraits


Acorns, could you draw me a self-portrait of yourself? First, make sure you have a photo of yourself or a mirror so you can talk about what you look like with your adults at home.


  • What is your hair colour?
  • What kind of hair do you have? (Curly, straight, short, long)
  • What about your eye colour?
  • Do you have any other details on your face? For example, Miss Blackburn has freckles across her nose.


You can make your self-portrait in many different and creative ways. You could use paint if you have paint at home or colouring pencils. You could use different kinds of coloured paper as a collage. Maybe if you have a printer, you could print off your photo, cut it in half and draw the other half of your face! My favourite way of making a self-portrait is using leaves, stones and flowers from outside to make a nature face.


Have a go and see what you come up with. I would love to see them so please send them to the nursery email or tapestry!