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Nursery Activities - w/c 01.06.2020

 

Good morning Nursery families!
I hope you enjoyed the week of glorious sunshine and were able to take some well earned rest! We are now in our final half term of the year and our topic is.. Animals! Here are some activities for you to try for the week:

 

Activity 1 - Phonics!
We will now have 2 letters of the week! How exciting! The letters for this week are: p and q!
For both letters, can you say them, sing the Jolly Phonics song, write them, find them in your home? A great way to remember which way they are written, p and q are next to each other in the alphabet, and they love to look at each other!

 

For the letter p - I have an animal related quiz! Can you guess all these animals beginning with p?
1 - this animal is a type of colourful and talkative bird
2 - this animal is a bird that cannot fly and loves snow
3 - this animal has a curly tail, a snout, and loves mud! (It is also Miss Walker's favourite animal!)
4 - this animal is a black and white bear that eats bamboo
5 - this animal is also a bear, but lives in the Arctic!

 

BONUS: Can you tell me another animal that begins with p and share a fact about it? Helpful link: https://www.activewild.com/animals-that-start-with-p/ 

 

For the letter q - now this sound is a tricky one to learn, as it is the only letter in the English alphabet that does not make a sound all by itself! Did you know that q has a best friend and never goes anywhere in a word without them? q's best friend is u! Together they make the digraph (that means two letters that makes one sound) qu! Here are some clues to words that have a 'qu':
1 - this is the sound a duck makes
2 - the opposite of slow
3 - a game where you have to answer questions
4 - a female ruler of a kingdom
5 - the opposite of loud

 

BONUS - Can you think of any more 'qu' words?

 

Activity 2 - Number of the Week!
Our number of the week this week is 16! Can you count it, find it, make it, write it? What number comes before and after it?
Now we know the Nursery children are super sharers, so let's see if we can share 16! Grab 16 toys, pencils, or even draw 16 dots. Can you share the 16 items between 2 people? What about 4 people? How many do you each have?

 

BONUS - Can you share between 3 people fairly? Why not?

 

Activity 3 - Measuring!
So it has been a while since we have seen each other and I have a funny feeling you have all grown quite a bit! Find an object that you have plenty of around you, maybe pencils, books, toy cars, shoes, and line them up from the bottom of your heel to the top of your head when you lie down. How many of these items are as tall as you? Miss Walker did it this morning with her books, and she is 9 books tall (just about)! Can you try with another set of objects and see the difference (you might be 5 books tall but 7 pencils tall!)

 

BONUS - Who is the shortest and tallest in your family? Can you put yourselves in order from shortest to tallest? (Pets can be included!)

 

Activity 4 - Animals!
As it is the start of our new topic of animals, I would like to know what your favourite animal is! It can be any animal from anywhere in the world, it can live on land, in the sky, or deep in the ocean!
Can you draw a picture of your favourite animal? Can you write its name? Can you tell me one interesting fact about your favourite animal?

 

Activity 5 - Space X Launch!

Something very exciting happened over the weekend, a rocket was launched into space! In case you missed it, take a look at the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI3fiNkgTOU  The two men who were in the rocket are known as astronauts and they are going to the International Space Station which hovers over the Earth. If you were an astronaut, where would you like to go? You could go to the Space Station if you like, or visit another planet altogether! What would you do when you got there?

For ideas on different planets, take a look at these Storybot videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb2ZXRh74WU 

NASA also has a livestreaming page you can take a look at here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21X5lGlDOfg 

 

 

You can do as many activities as you wish, in any order that you wish. If you have any other home learning activities you would like to share, please do so! Have a wonderful week!

The Nursery Team :)

 

Happy Half Term!

 

Good afternoon Nursery families!
As I am sure you are aware, it is half term next week - hooray! This means that there will be no set activities uploaded for you to complete next week. If you would still like activities to do you can always look back on previous uploads by the Nursery team but there is no obligation to do so.
On behalf of the Nursery team, I would like to say well done for all your amazing home learning, uploaded here or not, whether it be sitting at a table or enjoying the great outdoors, you are all Summerswood Superstars!
Enjoy your week off and we will be in touch on the 1st of June for next half term's topic of Animals!
Sending our best wishes, keep safe!
Miss Walker, Mrs Hilling & Mrs Punter smiley

Week commencing    18.05.20

 

Hello to all our wonderful nursery children and families.

 

Hope you enjoy this week’s activities

 

You are all our Summerswood Nursery super stars!

 

 

Activity 1                           Phonics

 

Our sound of the week is o

 

Listen to the Jolly Phonic o song and practice the action.

Remember to practice writing the letter o and think of 5 words or objects beginning with the sound o to share on tapestry.

Have you or any of your family got the letter sound o in your name?

Keep practicing writing your name; remember only use a capital for the first letter of your name.

 

Activity 2 

     

Our sound of the week is o.  Opposite begins with o

Do you know the opposite of these words……………………

Night……..

Hot………..

On……….

Soft………

Big ………

 

Can you think of some more opposites to tell us? 

 

 

Activity 3                           Maths / PD

 

Our number of the week is 15

Practice counting 15 objects and writing 15.

Remember to find 15 objects to show us.

 

When you clap on Thursday evening for the NHS count and clap 15 times.

 

If you have some string or wool at home thread 15 buttons, beads or pieces of pasta onto your string.

 

Number hunt game

 

Ask your adult to hide some numbers 1-5 or 1-10 in the house or garden.

When you find all the numbers see if you can put them in a number line in the correct order.

 

1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10 

 

Activity 4

 

For your exercise …………..

Choose your favourite song and make up some dance moves to the music.  Ask your adult to video you and put your funky moves on tapestry.

 

 

Activity 5           Positional Language     Maths

 

Choose your favourite teddy or toy to play this positional game.

 

Can you ………………………

Put your teddy under something

Put your teddy in something

Put your teddy on something

Put your teddy next to something

Put your teddy behind something

Put your teddy in front of something

 

If you do not manage to complete all these activities, that is fine. Chose the ones you fancy doing and have fun!

 

Remember to post your activities onto Tapestry, it is a great record of all the learning you are doing at home.

 

We look forward to seeing all the wonderful activities you are doing at home.

 

Keep safe and well

 

The Nursery Team smiley

 

                                   Week commencing    11.05.20

 

Hope you are all keeping safe and well!

 

Here is another week of home learning activities

 

 

 

Activity 1      Phonics

 

Our sound of the week is n

Listen to the Jolly Phonic n song and practice the action.

put a video of you singing the n song on tapestry.

 

 

Here is an n quiz – all the answers are words beginning with the sound n

 

  • Someone who works for the NHS saving lives.
  • The mouse in “The Gruffalo” story found one of these.
  • Someone who is not behaving might be called this.
  • He lives in Toyland with big ears.
  • You smell with this.
  • This is a number.
  • Sometimes you have these in a McDonalds happy meal.
  • Opposite of day is.

 

 

Remember to practice writing the letter n and think of 5 words or objects beginning with the sound n to share on tapestry.

 

 

 

Activity 2       Maths

 

Our number of the week is 14

Once again practice counting 14 objects and writing the number  14.

 

We love to see what objects you have chosen to count!

 

For your exercise …………..

 

Tap your head (gently) 14 times

Tap your knees 14 times

Wriggle your hips 14 times

Open and close your fingers 14 times

Blow 14 kisses

 

 

Activity 3         Literacy

 

Our story this week is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

 

If you have this story at home that is brilliant.

If not you can watch it on you tube.

 

When you have listened to the story see if you can answer these questions about the story.

 

  • How many oranges did the caterpillar eat?
  • What did he eat on Tuesday?
  • What did he feel like after eating all that food?
  • Can you remember what he built around himself?
  • How long did he stay in his cocoon?
  • What did he change into?

 

The pattern on a butterflies wings is the same each side.

Do you know what this is called?

 

We would have been learning all about this in nursery this week.

It is called symmetrical.

 

Draw a butterfly and make the patterns on the wings symmetrical.

 

If you have paints at home try this butterfly painting.

 

Fold a piece of paper in half and paint just on one side.

Now fold the paper back over onto the painted side and rub over it.

Open up your paper to reveal a beautiful butterfly just like the one in the story.

You will have the same pattern on each side of your paper.

This is symmetry.

 

 

Activity 4       UW

 

Mini beast hunt

When you go out for your exercise or in your garden go on a mini beast hunt.

If you have a magnify glass use this to look for the tiny insects. 

Be kind to the insects; remember they are more scared of you!

 

Take a photo of the mini beast you find and put it on tapestry.

We can try and guess what it is!

 

 

Activity 5        EAD

 

Make your own caterpillar.

 

You can cut out circles and stick them together to make a caterpillar.

Draw a face on the last circle.

Or you can use your paints and print a caterpillar using something round to print with.

 

 

 

If you do not manage to complete all these activities, that is fine. Chose the ones you fancy doing and have fun!

 

Remember to post your activities onto Tapestry, it is a great record of all the learning you are doing at home.

 

We are missing you all and can’t wait until we are all back together again.

 

Keep up the good work

Thank you for taking part in our nursery weekly activities.

 

It is lovely to see all your smiley faces and the fantastic home learning you are doing!

 

smiley

The Nursery Team

 

   Week commencing    04.05.20

 

Welcome to the month of May!

 

Hope you are all well and staying safe at home

Thank you for taking part in our nursery weekly activities.

It is lovely to see all your smiley faces and the fantastic home learning you are doing!

 

 

Keep up the good work

 

Here are our activities for this week………………….

 

 

Activity 1                           Phonics

 

Our sound of the week is m

 

Listen to the Jolly Phonic m song and practice the action.

 

Have a go at drawing your favourite meal like the song says, the Mums and the Dads make many meals!

 

Draw a circle for your plate and you can even practice cutting it out (be careful using the scissors) now draw what you like your adult to make you for your meal on your cut out plate.

 

We can’t wait to see all those yummy meals.

 

 Remember to practice writing the letter m and think of 5 words or objects beginning with the sound m to share on tapestry.

 

 

Activity 2                           Maths

 

Our number of the week is 13

Once again practice counting 13 objects and writing   13.

We love to see what objects you have chosen to count!

 

For your exercise …………..

Do 13 fairy claps – show your adults what fairy and crocodile claps are.

Do 13 crocodile claps

Do 13 hops – that is really tricky

Do 13 squats

 

After your exercise put your hand on your heart, what does it feel like?

 

 

Activity 3                Literacy

 

We know you love to listen to stories so here is a story activity.

Read your favourite story with your adult. Post a picture on Tapestry of you holding your favourite book or retell us the story and post the video for us to see.

Ask your adult who wrote the story; remember this person is called the "Author"

Can you remember what the person is called who does the illustrations/ pictures in the story?

 

 

Activity 4       UW

 

This week if we had been at nursery we would have been learning about mini – beasts.

 

Watch on you tube the story “Mad about Mini Beasts” to help you with this activity.

 

Which is your favourite mini-beast from the book?

 

Draw your favourite mini-beast from the story or design your very own mini-beast and make up a name for it.

 

Does it have wings?

What colour is it?

How many legs does it have?

 

 We look forward to seeing your wonderful mini- beast creations!

 

 

Activity 5                     PSED

 

We are really missing you and would like to know what you miss doing at nursery most.

 

Do you miss playing with your friends?

Do you miss painting?

Do you miss singing the hello song in the morning?

Do you miss playing in the garden?

 

Put a video on tapestry telling us what you can’t wait to do when you come back to nursery.

 

 

If you do not manage to complete all these activities, that is fine. Chose the ones you fancy doing and have fun!

 

Remember to post your activities onto Tapestry, it is a great record of all the learning you are doing at home.

 

We are missing you all and can’t wait until we are all back together again.

 

Billy Bear, Eddie Elephant and Tommy Tiger say hello and send their love to you all

 

Keep smiling

 

The Nursery Team

 

 

Week  commencing 27.04.20

 

Good morning Nursery, hope you had a fun week at home and are all keeping safe and well.


Here is another week of activities you may like to take part in. Please share with us what you have been doing while spending time at home.


We love to read all about the fun you are having.


Activity 1

This is a science challenge - see if you can find 3 objects that you think might sink and 3 objects you think might float. Now fill up you washing up bowl and test your ideas.


What happened to the heavy objects, did they float or sink?


Take a picture of the objects you found and show us on tapestry.




Activity 2

Today we have a mini quiz........ good luck!

* What letter sound does house begin with?

* In the jolly phonics ‘a’ song which insect do we sing about?

* What is Mrs Knellers favourite colour?

* What animal is in the film “Happy feet”?

* What colour is a banana?

The first letter of each answer make a word.


We hope you are all that word smiley
Post a picture of your “Happy face” on tapestry.





Activity 3.    Maths

This week our  number of the week is 12.

Once again you can do this when taking part in your daily exercises...........

Clap 12 times πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Hop 12 times 🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸
Touch your toes 12 times πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£
Do 12 bicep curls πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ                                        

Practice writing number 12.
Count out 12 pieces of pasta.




Activity 4

Thursday 30th April is Captain Tom Moore’s 100th Birthday. Today’s activity is to sing Happy Birthday to Captain Tom Moore.


When you go out tonight to clap for the NHS (if you are still awake at 8.00pm)  give an extra clap for the amazing Captain Tom Moore for raising lots of money for the NHS by walking 100 lengths of his garden. “Well done Captain Tom”

 

 



Activity 5     Phonics

Our letter of the week is  ‘l’

Can you think of 5 objects or words beginning with the letter sound ‘l’


Practice singing and doing the action for the Jolly Phonics  ‘l’ song.
See if you can write the letter ‘l’


Have you or any of you family got the letter sound ‘l’ in their name?




Have a great week - keep safe and stay at home.

We are missing you all

The Nursery Team 🐘🐻🐯

 

 Activities for week commencing 20.04.20

 

 

Good morning to all our lovely nursery children. Hope you are all keeping safe and well.
We all miss seeing your smiling faces πŸ™‚ each morning but until we can all get back together here are a few activities you might like to try at home.

Activity 1

In our phonics we learnt up to the letter sound j so this week we are looking at the letter sound k

This week we will be looking at objects beginning with the letter sound k. Look around your house to see if you can find anything beginning with the sound k.

Listen and learn the jolly phonics k song and action.
Practice writing the letter k (lower case)

play i-spy thinking of k words and objects.

Activity 2

In our maths number activity we learnt up to number 10, so this week we will be learning all about number 11.

When you are doing your daily exercise do.......

11 star jumps ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
11 claps πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
11 Hops. 🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸

Count out 11 objects

Practice writing the number 11



Activity 3

This term we would have been looking at Spring and the changes we notice in the outdoor environment. So when you go on your daily exercise walk have a look to see what is different.

Is there blossom on the trees?
Are the flowers 🌷 in bloom?
What is the weather like?

We look forward to seeing and hearing about what you have noticed πŸ™‚



Activity 4

Artists at work.
Do an observational drawing of something you have noticed in the environment.

Take a picture of something you have noticed outside, or if you have a garden or balcony with flowers growing see if you can draw a picture of what you can see.

Look carefully at the colours you will need to use.

Look carefully at the shape of the object you are drawing.✏️ πŸŒ·πŸŒΌπŸπŸŒ³πŸƒπŸ 



Activity 5

Practice writing your name. Have you got the sound of the week in your name?

Ask an adult to write your name (lower case letters apart from the first letter of your name) for you to copy. If that is a little tricky maybe copy over the top of your name or even joining dots for each letter is good practice.

Remember how to hold your pencil ✏️

Hope you enjoy taking part in some of these activities. Ask your adult to put what you have done on tapestry. We love to see anything you have joined in with or other fun activities you have been doing with your families.

Keep safe and have fun

The Nursery Team πŸ™‚πŸ‘

Nursery Challenge 5 - Scavenger Hunt and Easter!

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Your challenge today is to do a Scavenger Hunt!
Find an object that has these sounds:
h-a-t
p-e-n
s-o-ck
p-o-t
m-a-n

(If you don't have these objects then you can draw them)

Easter Homework - Decorate a picture of an Easter egg!

The link for a blank Easter template is here: https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/9e/3e/t-t-5015-design-an-easter-egg-a4-activity-sheet_ver_2.pdf?__token__=exp=1586509132~acl=%2Fresource%2F9e%2F3e%2Ft-t-5015-design-an-easter-egg-a4-activity-sheet_ver_2.pdf%2A~hmac=5b7080ca7179c1c652cb99237ddb0ef5b98d6172df53d7d1b94c11d2c176333f

A nice Easter story to read: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-52624-saving-easter-ebook

Adults - You can go on the Twinkl Website for lots of other activities to do with Easter.

If you're looking for the FREE Twinkl offer for one month, please click this link: www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code "CVDTWINKLHELPS".

Please note that this offer has now been extended. If you've already used the free code, you don't have to do anything - it will be automatically extended for you.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend everyone!
Miss Walker :)

A Lovely Easter Message

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Nursery Challenge 4 - Joe Wicks and Magic Tricks!

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Today your challenge has 2 parts!
Firstly, its important to keep moving and active, its great for both our brains and bodies, so try a Joe Wicks PE lesson!
Next, I thought it might be fun to try a magic trick! All you need is kitchen roll and colouring pens. See the link below to try it!
Good luck and have fun!

Miss Walker :)

For the adults!

The link for Joe Wicks is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

A handy video showing you how to do the magic trick is here: https://www.facebook.com/mayada.islam.1/videos/554303165193389/

Messages from Zach, great work and thank you!

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Nursery Challenge 3 - Nursery Rhymes!

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Your challenge today is:

1. Sing and act out the song 5 Little Speckled Frogs
2. Come up with your own animal to sing in the song instead of the frog!

Adults you can use this link to help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj-EZlx2JuM
It is a really long video but the only part of it we need is the song '5 little speckled frogs', starting at 1 min 47 seconds.

Good luck and have fun!

Miss Walker :)

Nursery Challenge 2 - Shape!

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Well done to everyone who has completed the first challenge! It is great to see your videos. If you haven't completed any yet, don't worry! Send them as and when you do them.

For today's challenge, you need to:
1. Listen to the Storybots channel about shapes! Watch the videos and see if you can spot all the shapes in them. (Adults, the link is: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPphPHIzdSQMzUesl8-n9tjvIoGkghlGQ )
2. Play the Interactive Game on Oxford Owl and find all the hidden shapes! (Adults, the link is: https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2016/05/10/08/28/28/967/20163_content/startpage.html?activity=Match_the_Shape.html )
3. Go on a shape hunt in your home and find an object that is: a circle, a triangle, a rectangle and a square.

I can't wait to see your videos, happy shape hunting!

Miss Walker :)

Nursery Challenge 1 - Phonics!

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Your challenge today is to think about the first sound in your name! Then:
1. Sing the Jolly Phonics song of that letter, including the actions! (Adults - the link to find the songs is https://vimeo.com/106231366 )
2. Find an object in your home that has the same first sound

When you have completed the challenge, upload the video of your singing/picture of your object to Tapestry OR
email the video or photo to tumble@summerswood.herts.sch.uk

I look forward to seeing your completed challenges! Good luck!

Miss Walker :)

Home Learning Challenges Information for Adults

 

Once you have completed your challenge, you can upload a photo or video on to Tapestry OR send them to the email address: tumble@summerswood.herts.sch.uk

If you have any questions or queries about the challenges or things to do at home, email the above address and I will help as best I can.

Useful links and websites! I will share some as I go along in the videos but if you want to share any that you have found useful please email me and I will put it on the next video for everyone to see.

If you have any requests for learning or you complete any alternative learning challenges, please upload or email them over, I'd love to see what you have learned regardless!

If you have any shout outs for birthdays or challenges for Miss Walker to do, email the above address and I can put it in the next day's video! Have fun!

 

Miss Walker smiley

Adding a Photo or Video onto Tapestry

Summerswood Nursery Learning Challenges!

 

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Happy Friday everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying their time at home with family. This is just a note to say that Miss Walker, Miss Leatham, Mrs Punter and Mrs Hilling miss you all very much and hope that you are all well!

Keep an eye on the Nursery class page and your Tapestry account. As of Monday, Miss Walker will be posting videos of learning challenges for you to complete either by yourself, with your siblings or the whole family! They might be to do with phonics, maths, art, dance or other special activities!

When you have completed your challenge, you can upload it on your Tapestry account or email a photo or video of the challenge to:

tumble@summerswood.herts.sch.uk

 

The aim is to do an activity that is engaging for the whole family and to share our learning and fun with each other from the safety of our own homes, so the more that join in, the merrier! I am looking forward to learning with you soon!
 

Miss Walker smiley

9.3.20

 

 

This week we have continued learning about "Dinosaurs"

 

We have made our own fossils using salt dough, we have learnt lots of new vocabulary such as paleontologist, fossil, skeleton, bones, pletes, claws, spikes, and wings. 

 

We practiced using our fine motor skills by threading around a dinosaur.

 

We used our problem solving skill to make dinosaur puzzles.  We worked in pairs, helping each other with the tricky parts.

 

We used the dinosaur sponges to print a dinosaur picture and tried to name as many dinosaurs as we could. The ones we couldn`t remember we looked up in our dinosaur book.

 

We practiced our scissor skills by cutting out pictures of dinosaurs.

 

 

Number of the week 9

 

The children practiced counting, writing and finding the number 9

Go on a number 9 hunt at home and post on tapestry to show your friends!

 

Sound of the week i

 

We learnt the Jolly Phonics song and action for i

We looked at different objects beginning with i 

The children enjoyed playing the fishing for sounds game and saying which sound they had caught

 We practiced writing i on the interactive white board and in sand.

 

 

 

Reminders

 

Remember to post all the fun activities you do at home onto tapestry. Your children can  then share it with their friends on fridays.

 

Nursery  is closed on Friday 20th March for an inset day.

 

Thank you for your continued support in providing tissues for the children. Please remember to buy an extra box when shopping.

 

If you have not yet paid your £5.00 voluntary contribution please place in a named envelope.

 

Have a restful weekend 

 

The Nursery Team smiley

Week 2 2.3.20 – 6.3.20

 

It has been another busy and fun filled week in nursery.  We have continued to learn all about dinosaurs and have had a go at remembering some of their tricky names and what they look like, i.e. they have long tails or short arms etc.  During our key worker groups we have read the story ‘Dinosaurs love underpants’ and then had a go at designing our own dinosaur underpants.  We also did some dinosaur foot measuring and dinosaur shape pictures.  During PAL time the children enjoyed joining the adults to do dinosaur repeated pattern and dinosaur paintings.  We have enjoyed reading and thinking about the story ‘Up, up and away’ which is the book that Summerswood are using this week as part of our take one book activities.  Thank you to all parents who were able to make parents evening; it was great to see you all and chat about your wonderful children.

 

Our number of the week has been ‘8’ and our sound of the week has been ‘h’.  For our number of the week activities we have looked at what number 8 looks like and how it can be shown in different ways, i.e. written as a word and number, 8 spots and 8 fingers etc.  We have also done lots of counting to 8.  For our sound of the week we have thought about what words begin with a ‘h’ sound and we are now experts at the ‘h’ song.  Can your child remember any words that begin with a ‘h’?  Here is a link to the song - https://vimeo.com/106231366. Please scroll through to the letter ‘H’. 

 

Thank you so much for all the hard work and effort with the world book day costumes.  The children looked fabulous.  Please see below some photos. 

Letter and sound of the week

Our Makaton sign of the week is ‘sad’! Here is a link to the video for the action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl5ijXizHRw.

Makaton sign for sad

 

  Just a reminder

  • Any boxes of tissues you are able to donate would be greatly appreciated.
  • A huge thank you from Miss Leatham for your continued support across the year.
  • We have welcomed Miss Walker this week and she is looking forward to becoming part of Tumble class for the remainder of the year.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

 

Week 1 24.2.20 – 28.2.20

A huge welcome back after the half term break; we do hope the children had a rest and that you all has a wonderful time with whatever you got up to.  Thank you to those who have shared photos, videos and comments on tapestry. 

 

We have had a great first week back learning all about dinosaurs.  We have had fun trying to correctly pronounce some common dinosaur names and even listened to the story bots song about T-Rex’s.  Why not take a look at it:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfICoMlHmdg.   During our group time we have played the game dotty dinosaur; made a paper plate dinosaur and completed a dinosaur dig (pretending to be palaeontologists and brushing off dinosaurs and their bones with a brush).  The children also really enjoyed making a dinosaur mask and doing an observational drawing of a dinosaur.  The children also enjoyed taking part in a drama workshop in the hall on Wednesday…. They all took part in using their imaginations to travel to Australia and speak different languages such as ‘banana’ language. Thank you for supporting our ‘Fun PE Day’ on Monday, it was great to see the children in their sports clothes and they really enjoyed having a visit from the Wheelpower Ambassador and being shown a Paralympic torch. 

 

Our number of the week has been ‘7’ and our sound of the week has been ‘g’.  For our number of the week activities we have looked at what number 7 looks like and how it can be shown in different ways, i.e. written as a word and number, 7 spots and 7 fingers etc.  We have also done lots of counting to 7.  For our sound of the week we have thought about what words begin with a ‘g’ sound and we are now experts at the ‘g’ song.  Can your child remember any words that begin with a ‘g’?  Here is a link to the song - https://vimeo.com/106231366. Please scroll through to the letter ‘G’. 

Number and sound of the week

Our Makaton sign of the week is ‘happy’! Here is a link to the video for the action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoJC0TSFb5I.

Makaton sign of the week - Happy

We had a great time outside investigating the snow too!

 

Just a reminder

  • Don’t forget parents evening next Tuesday and Wednesday – please ask if you are unsure of your day and time.
  • We are in need of boxes of tissues; any you are able to donate would be greatly appreciated.
  • We say goodbye to Miss Leatham next Friday (March 6th) as she goes on maternity leave

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

Week 6 10.2.20 – 14.2.20

This week in nursery we have celebrated Valentine’s Day by thinking of all the people we love and why.  We read the book ‘Guess how much I love you’ and then thought about how much we love those special people around us.  In our key worker groups the children threaded hearts, did heart shape printing, made Valentine’s cards and wrote their names inside   The children have also really enjoyed making heart biscuits and they had the best time decorating them during our play and stay session.  Thank you to those who were able to make the session and join their child in decorating their biscuits.  It was great to see you all J

 

Our number of the week has been ‘6’ and our sound of the week has been ‘f’.  For our number of the week activities we have looked at what number 6 looks like and how it can be shown in different ways, i.e. written as a word and number, 6 spots and 6 fingers etc.  We have now learnt that we need to use both hands to show 6 fingers.  For our sound of the week we have thought about what words begin with a ‘f’ sound and we are now experts at the ‘f’ song.  Can your child remember any words that begin with a ‘f’?  Here is a link to the song - https://vimeo.com/106231366. Please scroll through to the letter ‘F’. 

Sound and number of the week

Our Makaton sign of the week is ‘icy’.  The children have become very good at using the weather actions we’ve learnt in our weather song that we sing every morning! Here is a link to the video for the action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKb9-5Jcv-4.

Icy

Just a reminder

  • School is closed next week for half term.  Children return back on Monday 24th February.
  • Monday 24th February is fun PE day in school – we will be doing some fun PE activities.  Children can come to school dressed in PE clothes in exchange for £1.  
  • See tapestry for stay and play photos
  • Do share any photos or videos on tapestry of what you get up to over the half term week
  • Just to let you all know that I will be leaving for maternity leave on Friday 6th March.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support over the year.  It has been a pleasure teaching your children and I look forward to seeing how well they get on during the rest of the year.  I will be coming back to visit them - Miss Leatham :-) 
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Have a lovely and safe half term,

 

The Nursery Team :-) 

Week 5 3.2.20 – 7.2.20

This week in nursery we have continued to learn about ‘people who help us’ with a focus on ‘vets’ and how they can help us by helping our pets.  In our key worker groups we have listened to the story ‘Paula the Vet’; played the spotty dog game and we have had a go at ordering pet pictures according to their size.   The children have also really enjoyed creating a life size vet painting and painting their own pet pictures.

 

Our number of the week has been ‘5’ and our sound of the week has been ‘e’.  For our number of the week activities we have looked at what number 5 looks like and how it can be shown in different ways, i.e. written as a word and number, 5 spots and 5 fingers etc.  For our sound of the week we have thought about what words begin with an ‘e’ sound and we are now experts at the ‘e’ song.  Can your child remember it?  Here is a link to the song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Out8AklQHmY.

 

 

Sound and number of the week

Our Makaton sign of the week is ‘windy’.  The children have become very good at using the weather actions we’ve learnt in our weather song that we sing every morning! Here is a link to the video for the action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvfrvuhB8Es

Makaton sign for Windy

Just a reminder

  • Nursery play and stay session is on Thursday 13th February from 9:00-9:30.  Please drop your child to nursery as normal and wait outside for us to register them and then we will invite you in.
  • Please return permission slips and payment for the Living Street workshop on Friday 14th February.  Thank you.
  • Fun PE day on 24.2.20 - more details to follow next week. 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

Week 4 27.1.20 – 31.1.20

This week in nursery we have continued to learn about ‘people who help us’ with a focus on ‘firefighters’.  In our key worker groups we have painted fire fighter helmets; played a firefighter number counting and matching game, as well as completing a people who help us matching picture activity.  The children have also really enjoyed creating a life size firefighter painting and making hand print firefighters.   

 

Our number of the week is ‘4’ and our sound of the week is ‘d’.  For our number of the week activities we have looked at what number 4 looks like and how it can be shown in different ways, i.e. written as a word and number, 4 spots and 4 fingers etc.  For our sound of the week we have thought about what words begin with a ‘d’ sound and we are now experts at the ‘d’ song.  Can your child remember it?  Here is a link to the song - https://vimeo.com/106231366.

Number and sound of the week

Our Makaton sign of the week is ‘cloudy’.  The children have become very good at using the weather actions we’ve learnt in our weather song that we sing every morning!  Here is a video link for the cloudy Makaton sign - https://www.facebook.com/thegrangeatbookham/videos/391629194975747/.

 

Makaton sign for cloudy

Just a reminder

  • Nursery play and stay session is on Thursday 13th February from 9:00-9:30.  Please drop your child to nursery as normal and wait outside for us to register them and then we will invite you in.
  • Please return permission slips and payment for the Living Street workshop on Friday 14th February.  Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

We are having a whole school dress down day on Friday 7th February to fundraise for Wheelpower; the British Wheelchair Sports Foundation.  They will be coming into school on Monday 24th February for our fun PE day to talk to all children and carry out a wheelchair relay challenge with Years 5 & 6. All children can come to school dressed in their own clothes in exchange for £1 on Friday 7th February.  

Week 3 20.1.20 – 24.1.20

 

What a fun and exciting week we’ve had in nursery this week.  We have been learning all about Chinese New Year and how it’s the year of the Rat.  During our key worker group activities we have been doing Chinese dragon dancing; making Chinese lanterns and tasting Chinese noodles and prawn crackers.  We have also been making Chinese dragons and having a go at Chinese writing.  See tapestry for photos of the food tasting. 

 

During phonics this week we have been learning the sound for curly ‘C’ and looking at a variety of pictures and objects that start with this sound.  The children have practiced fishing for objects, singing the ‘clicking castanets’ song and writing the letter ‘C’ using the IWB.  Here is the link for the ‘C’ song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZNxhoxSAFA.  Our number of the week this week has been ‘3’.  The children have been spotting the number ‘3’, counting 3 fingers, showing 3 fingers and drawing around 3 spots on the IWB.    

Number and Sound of the Week

Our Makaton sign of the week is ‘rainy’.  Please see the video link for the action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D6yOWq0YNg.

Makaton sign for rainy

On Thursday 13th February there will be a play and stay session in nursery from 9-9:30.  Please feel free to drop your child at normal time and wait outside for us to register them.  Then we will invite you in for our play and stay session. 

Just a reminder

  • We are running low on tissues so any donations would be very much appreciated
  • Please pay the voluntary £5 for this term if you’re able to – thank you J

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

Week 2 13.1.20 - 17.1.20

 

We have had another great week in nursery full of exciting activities.  We have continued to learn about people who help us with a focus on ‘doctors and nurses’.  The children did a fantastic job at creating a child sized nurse.  See the pictures below.  This week we have really enjoyed having games of ‘people who help us’ bingo; reading a ‘going to hospital’ story and using the beebots.  See tapestry for the fantastic learning from our beebot activity.     

 

Our number of the week is number 2 and our sound of the week is ‘b’.  Can your child remember the ‘b’ song or remember what a number ‘2’ looks like?  Here is a video link to the ‘b’ song we have learnt (please scroll through to ‘b’) - https://vimeo.com/106231366.

Number and sound of the week

Our Makaton signs for the whole of this half term are displayed outside of nursery.  We will be learning the signs for different types of weather.  This week the sign we are learning is ‘sunny’. Here is a link to the video for the action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E91KX3jPgyo.

Makaton sign for sunny

Just a reminder

  • Please bring in your voluntary £5 if you are able to do so
  • Please remember to keep checking tapestry to see what your child has been doing in nursery – comments back are always welcome

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

Week 1 6.1.20 – 10.1.20

We have had a great first week back after our Christmas break and the children have done so well getting back into the nursery routine.  Our new topic this half term is ‘people who help us’ and this week we are focussing on ‘police’.  In our key worker groups we looked at a police officer story; hunted for numbered pictures of police cars and police helmets in the garden and practiced our cutting skills by cutting out police pictures.  The children even got to watch a few short videos of a police dog in training. 

 

This term we are introducing the children to a letter and a number every week.  This week our number of the week is ‘1’’ and our letter of the week is ‘a’.   Can your child remember the ‘a’ song or remember what a ‘1’ looks like?  Here is a video link to the ‘a’ song we have learnt. https://vimeo.com/106231366

Letter and Number of the Week

Makaton sign for cold

Just a reminder

  • Please bring in your voluntary £5 if you are able to do so
  • Please remember to keep checking tapestry to see what your child has been doing in nursery – comments back are always welcome

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

Week 7 16.12.19 – 19.9.19

 

Wow, what a busy and fantastic last week of term we’ve had in nursery!  On Monday we got to go and watch the KS1 Christmas production; the children really enjoyed it and their behaviour was amazing.  On Tuesday the children very much enjoyed the nursery Christmas party.  We played lots of fun games and were then ready for some party food.  The children all looked great in their party clothes!  We also had Y6 classes visit us on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon to do some buddy reading.  It was great to see the children talking about their books to their Y6 buddy J

 

It has been a very busy but very successful term.  The children are all doing so well and have worked so hard.  They are all definitely ready for a break and we hope you all enjoy some lovely family time over the next two weeks.  The nursery team would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support, as well as your generosity with Christmas gifts.  We are overwhelmed with your kindness and are so grateful for the presents… thank you!  We hope you all have a restful break and we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

 

Just a reminder

  • Nursery starts back on Monday 6th January 2020
  • Please see tapestry for a photo of our Christmas party
  • We will be collecting another £5 for Spring term activities when we return after Christmas.  We would be extremely grateful if you’re able to contribute – thank you!

 

Merry Christmas everyone,

 

The Nursery Team J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 6 9.12.19 – 5.12.19

 

What a busy week it has been in nursery this week.  I think you will all agree that the children were amazing in their sing-a-long performance on Tuesday.  Well done to all the children and thank you to everyone for coming.  As many of you would have seen on Tuesday the children have learnt some Christmas Makaton signs.  This week we recapped the previous two weeks Christmas signs and we will learn a new one next week.

 

We have been getting into the Christmas spirit this week by doing lots of Christmas activities.  We have been making Christmas cards, doing a Merry Twistmas dance for ‘phsyi-gym’ and much more. 

 

On Monday morning the children really enjoyed watching a Christmas pantomime in the school hall based on Cinderella.  The children’s behaviour was fantastic and they all sat so beautifully during the entire performance.  Please see photos below.  They also watched Reception’s sing-a-long on Wednesday afternoon and again showed great sitting and behaviour – well done Tumble class. 

 

As the term draws to a close we just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your support this term.  It has been a pleasure to have your children with us and we cannot believe they have been in nursery for almost a full term.  Thank you to those of you who share photos and comments on tapestry, it really is lovely to see what your child gets up to outside of nursery.  Do share anything on tapestry from your Christmas break, we would love to see and the children love sharing this with the rest of the class.

 

Just a few reminders for next week:

 

-Christmas party is on Tuesday 17th December.  The consent for eating party food will be available to sign from Friday 13th December when you drop or collect your child.  Children can come in party clothes. 

 

-Nursery closes for Christmas on Thursday 19th December, please collect at normal times. 

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

Week 5 2.12.19 – 5.12.19

 

We’ve had a busy and fun week in nursery this week!  We have continued learning about fairy tales with a focus on ‘The Gingerbread Man’.  The children were so excited to make Gingerbread man biscuits and then decorate and eat them.  They also enjoyed sequencing the story and acting it out.  We have been practicing retelling the story and joining in with repeating phrases. 

 

We have been working really with our singing in preparation for our sing-a-long next week.  Don’t forget your child is able to wear a red, green or Christmas top on the day.  Please drop your child at nursery for normal time and then wait outside so we can get them ready before inviting you in. 

 

Our Makaton signs of the week are for ‘Father Christmas’ and ‘Merry Christmas’.  Please see the pictures below of the actions and the link to view the videos of the signs in action. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hQokxEBWnI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAH4a4_MjvE.

 

 

Just a Note

 

-Don’t forget that your child can come to nursery in a red, green or Christmas top / jumper for our sing-a-long on Tuesday 10th December.  Drop them off at normal time in the morning and then wait outside nursery for us to let you in when they’re ready.

 

-Please remember that nursery finishes for Christmas on Thursday 19th December at normal times (12 and 3pm).  NO NURSERY ON FRIDAY 20th DECEMBER.

 

-We will be having a nursery Christmas party on Tuesday 17th December and children can come in their party clothes.  We will send a message out nearer the time to remind you all.

 

-It is really important to note that we are unable to take any money unless it is in a sealed envelope with your child’s name, the amount of money inside and what it is for.  We do not keep envelopes in nursery so are unable to give any out – thank you J

 

We hope you have a great weekend,

 

The Nursery Team

 

Makaton signs - Father Christmas & Merry Christmas

Week 4 25.11.19 – 29.11.19

 

What a great week we’ve had in nursery!  We have continued with our fairy tale learning this week and have been focussing on ‘The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff’.   The children were great at exploring some positional language by putting the goat on top of, under, next to, behind and in front of the bridge.  They even had a go at acting out parts of the story using troll and goat masks; so many of them got into character and were able to recall repeated phrases from the story.  The children then had a go at building a bridge using bricks.  This was really interesting to see the children work together and use a trial and error approach to get their bridge just right so the troll could fit underneath and the goat could fit on top.  Well done Tumble Class J  Please see tapestry observations from this week!

 

In phonics this week we have been playing rhyming bingo and continuing with our Christmas sing-a-long practice. 

 

Our Makaton signs of the week are for ‘reindeer’ and ‘Christmas tree’.  Please see the pictures below of the actions and the link to view the videos of the signs in action. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OYRpYPImzA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thgCBbYChf0.

 

Just a Note

 

-Please remember that school is closed next Friday (6th December) for an occasional day

-Please remember to return your slip and money for the Christmas Sing-a long.  There will be mince pies and drinks afterwards.

-It is really important to note that we are unable to take any money unless it is in a sealed envelope with your child’s name, the amount of money inside and what it is for.  We do not keep envelopes in nursery so are unable to give any out – thank you J

 

We hope you have a great weekend,

 

The Nursery Team

Makaton Signs

*** Important ***

 

Please, please ensure that grapes are cut into halves or quarters if sending them into nursery in your child's lunch box. If grapes are sent into nursery that have not been cut then they will not be given to your child due to health and safety reasons.  Please see the image below on how to cut grapes you send in packed lunch boxes.  

Safe Grape Cutting

Safe Grape Cutting 1

Week 3 18.11.19 – 22.11.19

 

What a great week we’ve had in nursery this week.  It has been road safety week this week and the children really enjoyed going to the library and listening to Mrs Storms read a book all about keeping safe when crossing the road.  We also learnt a new song to help us remember –

 

Stop, look, listen, stop, look, listen,

Before you cross the road, before you cross the road,

You use your eyes and you use your ears,

And if no traffic at all appears,

Then you cross the road,

Holding your grown-ups hand!

 

Why not see if your child remembers the song and the actions; video to follow. 

 

We have also continued our fairy tale theme these week and have been looking at the three little pigs story.  The children have been fantastic at remembering key characters and phrases in the story.  We had a lot of fun building a 3 pigs scene on the interactive whiteboard, acting out the story using props, as well as building a brick, stick and straw house to experiment which one could or could not blow down.  Please see tapestry.  We had some fantastic language to describe the different materials used such as strong and weak. 

 

In phonics this week we have been looking at words that rhyme.  We used the song silly soup to help us.  Can your child remember the words or what they have to do?  Why not sing it with them:

We’re making lots of silly soup,

We’re making soup that’s silly,

We’re going to put it in the fridge to make it nice and chilly!

 

The idea is to have a bowl and spoon, pretend to mix the silly soup and then choose some pictures in the bowl to find the rhyming words. 

 

You have all probably noticed that your child is singing some Christmas songs.  We have started practicing for our sing-a-long which will be held in nursery on Tuesday 10th December from 9-10.  Please drop your child at normal time and then wait outside whilst we get them ready for you to come in and watch our sing-a-long.  This will be followed by a stay and play session in nursery where you will be able to come and play alongside your child. 

 

This week we have learnt two Makaton signs for ‘please’  and ‘thank you’.  Please see below the picture of the actions and the link to view videos of the signs -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MAE1NMN0rU. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPZEG8YzCR0.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend,

The Nursery Team J

Road Safety Song

Still image for this video

Week 11.11.19 – 15.11.19

 

We have had another busy and fantastic week in nursery.  This week we have been learning about Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  We have been reading, listening, retelling, role playing and exploring the size language used in the story.  The children absolutely loved the tuff tray filled with porridge; what amazing language we have heard i.e. hot, cold, big, small and middle size.  As it has been anti-bullying week we have also been thinking about how we can be kind to one another.  On the carpet we discussed what being kind could look like.  The children had the great ideas of using kind hands, kind words, sharing and helping one another.   Thank you to those who wore their odd socks on Tuesday in support of anti-bullying week.

 

In our key worker groups we did lots of fun activities.  One of the favourites was making and trying porridge.  The children thought about what the porridge looked and felt like before cooking, what it looked and tasted like once cooked and the temperature of the porridge when tasting it.  See the photos below.  We also learnt a song about Goldilocks and had a go at putting pictures of bears, beds and chairs in size order from small to big.

 

This week we have learnt two Makaton signs for ‘hello’  and ‘goodbye’.  Please see below the picture of the actions and the link to view videos of the signs -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M02P2ntiUoU.

 

Just a note

 

Please do remember to let us know if you are having trouble accessing your child’s tapestry account. 

 

We are running very low on wipes.  Any donations would be greatly received.  Not toilet wipes, just general baby wipes.  Thank you so much!

 

Enjoy your weekend,

 

The Nursery Team :-) 

 

 

 

Hello and goodbye

*Don't forget to come to school on Friday 15th November dressed in your favourite colour in exchange for a bottle for our Christmas Fair on November 30th*

 

Week 1 4.11.19 – 8.11.19

 

We’ve had a fantastic first week back after half term.  This week we have been learning all about fireworks and Diwali; the festival of lights.  We looked at the firework code and shared ideas about how to stay safe.  We then looked at how people celebrate Diwali.

 

In our key worker groups the children really enjoyed making firework pictures using paint.  They were so good at choosing their colours and using glitter to add an extra bit of sparkle.  They also had a go at making rangoli patterns using rice and learnt more about how Hindu’s celebrate Diwali. 

 

Lots of children decided to continue their learning about fireworks during PAL time by creating firework splatter paintings and chalk firework paintings.  There was some amazing language to describe what fireworks look and sound like, i.e. loud, beautiful, pretty, sparkly, boom, bang, pop, loud, whizz.   

 

Thank you everyone for coming to see your child’s key worker for parents evening.  It was lovely to chat with you all and share your child’s targets for this half term.  The targets you were given have also been uploaded onto tapestry.   Please do let us know if you are having any difficulties with tapestry. 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

The Nursery Team :-) 

Week 6 21.10.19 – 25.10.19

 

We’ve had another busy week in nursery! In our key worker groups this week we have been listening to stories and talking about them; counting objects one at a time up to 10 and having a go at tracing our names.  The children have done so well and it has been lovely to see many of them continue this learning themselves in their PAL (play and learning) time.  Please do take a look at tapestry to see what else your child has been getting up to.      

 

During phonics this week we have been listening to the sounds of claps and taps.  The children had a go at repeating a clapping and tapping pattern and passing it around the circle! 

 

This week our Makaton sign has been ‘water’.  Please see below the picture of the action and the link to view a video of the Makaton sign for ‘water’ - 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q3Uq5AP0y4.

Makaton sign for water

Makaton sign for water 1

Just a reminder

 

If you have not already activated your tapestry account then please do so in order to access the photos and comments we upload for your child.

 

Unfortunately we are no longer able to accept cash that is not in a sealed envelope.  Please do ensure that any money is in an envelope labelled with your child’s name, the amount inside and what the money is for.  Thank you!

 

Don’t forget parents evening on Monday 4th and Wednesday 6th November.  You will see your child’s key worker; either Mrs Punter, Mrs Hilling or Miss Leatham. 

 

We hope you have a lovely, well rested half term and we look forward to welcoming the children back on Monday 4th November. 

 

The Nursery Team J

Week 5 14.10.19 – 18.10.19

 

What a fantastic week we’ve had in nursery!  We have been learning all about how to keep our bodies healthy.  This included healthy eating, exercising, and washing / keeping clean.  The children really enjoyed making healthy and unhealthy food plates and sorting some healthy and unhealthy foods.  The PowerPoint we used to do this can be found below….. why not give it a go at home and see if your child can remember which foods are healthy and unhealthy. 

 

In our key worker groups we continued to think about healthy eating, exercising and keeping clean.  The children named some common fruits before making and eating a fruit salad.  They then did an obstacle course in the garden and thought about the difference in their bodies once they completed the obstacle course.  The children noticed they were a little out of breath and that their hearts were beating faster.  Finally, the children all learnt the correct steps for washing their hands properly and when they should be washing their hands.  They then had a go at doing it themselves.

 

In phonics we have been listening to the sounds we can hear and playing pass the clap.  We have had a go at copying simple claps and clapping the syllables of our names. 

 

This week our Makaton sign has been ‘brother’.  Please see below the picture of the action and the link to view a video of the Makaton sign for brother -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWAYg1RMNkw.

 

 

 

Makaton sign for Brother

Makaton sign for Brother 1

Just a reminder

 

Parents evening will be on Monday 4th and 6th November. Please do sign up for a slot with your child’s key worker from Friday morning.  Thank you.

 

On Wednesday 23rd October there is a tapestry meeting at school from 2:45 - 3:05.  Please do come along if you are new to tapestry so we can go through how to use it and answer any questions.  Please sign in at the office for this meeting.   

 

If you have not already donated £5 and you are able to do so, please could you do this before the end of this half term (October 25th).  This really does help with all the perishable goods we buy to do fun activities with your children and to make things like play doh.  Thank you!  

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

 

Week 5 7.10.19 – 11.10.19

 

Wow!  We cannot believe your children are completing their 5th week in nursery!  They are all becoming super members of Tumble Class and have continued to settle beautifully!

 

We have had a fantastic week learning all about our senses.  Each day your child’s key worker has carried out an adult led activity to do with our senses.  We have been using our noses to smell various things such as flowers, onions and chocolate, and have also been using our mouths and tongues to taste different food like oranges, lemons, crisps and strawberries.  Another activity was our feely box where the children had to put their hand in a box and feel different objects and describe how they felt.  We have heard some amazing descriptive language from the children including bumpy, soft, spiky, hard, cold, warm, crunchy and many more.   They even made their own feely board using different textures.

 

The children really enjoyed playing a'throw the beanbag in the hoop' game in the garden.  See below for photos!

 

Don’t forget to log into tapestry to see photos and read all about our learning to do with senses.  All observations will go live by the end of the week. 

 

As part of World Mental Health day we have thought about being kind.  We have looked at our hands and thought about what it means to have kind hands.  The children made a painted hand print and we included a comment they made about kind hands.  See below for some photos of this activity.

 

This week our Makaton sign is for ‘sister’.  Please see below the picture of the action and the link to view a video of the Makaton sign for sister - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkjyWsrVFMk.

Makaton sign for sister

Makaton sign for sister 1

Just a reminder

If your child stays at nursery for lunch and they have a yogurt to eat, please can you ensure you include a spoon in their lunch box; as well as forks if they do not have finger food.

 

Please remember to say goodbye to your child at the door when dropping them off at nursery if you’re able to do so; this really helps to encourage their independence and helps them to get into the routine for the nursery day.   

 

Next week we will be making and eating a fruit salad; please sign the permission for your child to participate in this activity when dropping them at nursery on Monday morning.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

Kind Hands activity for World Mental Health Day

Week 4 30.9.19 – 4.10.19

 

In nursery this week we have been thinking about our bodies and have had so much fun completing various activities.  During our group time we have made pasta skeletons, monster pictures and had a go at playing Simon Says to help the children learn the different body parts! Why not have a go at playing Simon Says at home. 

 

Thank you so much to all who donated their £1 for cancer research so their child could come to school dressed in their own clothes, including something purple to celebrate Miss Kneller's 40th birthday!

 

Please see below some photos of what the children have been getting up to.

 

Our Makaton sign this week is ‘daddy’.  Please see below the picture of the action and the link to view a video of the Makaton sign for daddy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnOT-iLDsuI.

 

 

Makaton sign for daddy

Makaton sign for daddy 1

Just a reminder

 

-If you have not already activated your tapestry account then please do so.  Next week we will be starting to upload observations so you can see what your child has been learning and getting up to.  

 

- We are running low on plastic bags so if you have any spare ones at home we would be grateful for some donations – thank you.  

 

- We are still collecting the Aldi stickers so please do bring them into school if you have any!  Thank you!

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

Aldi kit for schools

Aldi kit for schools 1

A quick Note

 

If you are sending your child into nursery with grapes in their packed lunch box, please ensure they are cut into halves or quarters.  This also includes grapes that are already in pre-packaged fruit pots; thank you! 

 

Does anyone have any plastic bags they can donate??? We are running low on plastic bags; if you have any spares at home we would be very grateful for any donations - thank you! 

 

Does anyone shop in Aldi??? As a school we are collecting the stickers that are handed out when you spend £30 or more in store; if you have any at home please send them into school and if you're at the checkout and have spent £30 or more but have not been given a sticker, be sure to ask - thank you! 

Aldi Kit for School's

Aldi Kit for School's 1

Week 3 23.9.19 – 27.9.19

 

What a great week we have had in nursery.  The children have continued to settle and get to know the nursery routines.  They are becoming very quick at knowing what to do and when to do it!  We are so impressed with their tidying skills J

 

This week we have been thinking about our family at home and our family at school.  We talked about mums, dads, grandparents, aunties, uncles, brothers, sisters and more.  We also learnt about our nursery family and the children were introduced to our class name – ‘Tumble Class’.  They have also been trying really hard to remember their key worker groups and the adult’s names. 

 

The children had a go at making a flag from the country they’re from, drawing a self-portrait and we even went on a tour of the school.   They very much enjoyed seeing other adults and children from around the school.  Unfortunately, only one group got to see Miss Kneller on their tour as she is very busy!  See the photo below.

 

Each week at nursery your child will be learning a new Makaton sign in order to promote and encourage communication and language.  This week we had a go at learning mummy; see below for the action.

 

Thank you to everyone who sent a family photo into school for our display board.  If you haven’t done so already there is still time, so please send one in as soon as possible – thank you J

 

Just a reminder:

-If you haven’t already donated a box of tissues, we are asking that a pack of flushable wipes are donated instead.  For the time being we have plenty of tissues so flushable toilet wipes would be great, thank you!

-If your child has an accident at nursery, please return their spare clothes in a labelled plastic bag so we can put them straight back into the box ready, should they be needed again, thank you.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

 

 

Makaton sign for mummy

Makaton sign for mummy 1

Key worker Groups and Nursery Tour

Week 2 16.9.19 – 20.9.19

 

We have had another fabulous week in nursery!  The children are really getting to know the nursery routines and have done so well at coming into nursery in the mornings – what super stars!

 

The children have really enjoyed our physi-gym this week; this is a morning song and dance we do to wake up our bodies.  This week it was ‘shake your sillies out’.  Why not try it at home - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwT5oX_mqS0. They have also had fun doing some hand printing with paints and we did a self-portrait to go on our classroom door. 

 

This half term we have our role play area set up as a home corner and we would love to display some family photos.  If you are able to, please send your child into school with a family photo that we can put up on display.  It will be returned to you after half term but please remember to label the back with your child’s name.  Thank you.

 

Just a few reminders:

-If you haven’t already donated a box of tissues, we are asking that a pack of flushable wipes are donated instead.  For the time being we have plenty of tissues so flushable toilet wipes would be great, thank you!

- Remember to donate £5 if you haven’t done so already

-Remember to return any spare clothes your child has worn home after an accident

 

Please do check the website regularly to see what we have been up to.  We will begin to upload some photos of the children next week.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

 

Week 1 9.9.19 – 13.9.19

 

Wow, what a fantastic first week we have had in nursery!  The children have done amazingly well during their transition week and it was great to see them all in together for the first time too.  

 

Thank you so much for getting your children to nursery on time, collecting them promptly and ensuring they were in the correct uniform; it really did help to ease the transition.  I am sure you will agree that the children looked so smart in their new nursery uniforms. 

 

They have had lots of fun playing in the garden and exploring our nursery environment.  

 

Just a few reminders:

- Remember to donate your voluntary £5 if you haven’t done so already (in a named envelope please)

- Remember to return any spare clothes your child has worn home after an accident

- Morning drop off is at the Arundel Drive entrance (gate opens at 8:50 and closes at 9:00)

- Lunch time pick up (12 noon) is at the Furzehill Road entrance

- End of the day pick up (3:00pm) is at the Arundel Drive entrance

- Full sessions start on Monday 16th September

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team smiley

Useful information from The Becc

Autumn Programme - http://ow.ly/d0gh50vrnwq

Family Centre Registration - https://bit.ly/2JvnWuv