16

Jul

21

Sports Day

Good afternoon families!

Please see attached a variety of pictures from Wednesday’s sports day.

We all had a great day and all your children showed great sportsmanship to one another! They all tried their very best at each activity and demonstrated excellent control and resilience throughout.

We then had a party inside the classroom and all the children tried every food offered to them which was lovely to see. We finished each session off with a film and an ice lolly – A perfect way to finish a great day!

We are extremely proud of each and everyone of them not only from Wednesday’s activities, but the whole academic year. It has been an absolute pleasure teaching your children and getting to meet and know you all too along the way.

We wish you all a very happy and safe Summer holidays and we look forward to seeing you all in September! For those of you who have children staying with us in Nursery, I will be a MRS when we return. So please don’t be alarmed if your child comes home and says “Mrs Harrison said….”  It is me, just with a new name!

To those of you who are moving on to new new schools, we wish you the best of luck on your new learning journeys.

Miss Thrower, Mrs Pollard and Miss Whitmore.

 

08

Mar

21

Nursery’s open!

Good morning Bear Class.

PLEASE REFER TO THIS PAGE FOR THE WHOLE WEEKS LEARNING – THANK YOU!

As you know we are back to School and Nursery today. You would have received a text from Mrs Fearns last week explaining the return back to school.

The website work is being set for those parents who don’t feel comfortable sending their child(ren) back onto school premises at the moment. If your child is attending Nursery please do not feel you have to complete this work with them at home as we will be completing this with them during Nursery hours. 🙂

Topic

We are continuing to learn about Handa’s Surprise and this week we are focusing on ‘Homes/Houses’. In class we will be looking at and discussing different homes/houses within our country and around the world. You can look through multi-cultural book, story book, on the internet, go for a walk to see what types of houses you can see, discuss you home to other family members of friends. We will also be creating houses too, we will either be using toilet rolls, lolly sticks, drawing, painting or straws to create our houses. It would lovely it you could help your children to create their own home at home too.

English

We are going to be recapping on the RWI sounds we have learnt so far; m,a,s,d,t. If you can continue to learn these sounds at home too. Remember to form your sounds in your red text book and write the date in your books too. Also, practice forming the letters in your name too, you can do this in your red books too.

Maths

We will be recapping on our counting 1-5,1-10,1-15,1-20, recognition of shapes and repeating patterns.

Have a great week and be sure to check the website for any updates.

Thank you again for your continued support,

Miss Thrower & Mrs Pollard

 

05

Mar

21

Friday

Hello everyone – It’s Friday!

On Monday we will return to Nursery so today will be the last day of zoom school.

Thank you to each and every one of you for your continued support over the past few weeks you have all helped to embed your child’s learning by joining zoom school and completing the work set on the website. We are really looking for to seeing all next week and hearing all about the fantastic learning you have been doing with your families and all the other lovely things you have been you have been you to.

Topic

Today we would like you to make a fruit salad with all your favourite fruits. Now, a member of Miss Thrower’s family likes to pour cream over their fruit salad – cheeky! I wonder what you ingredients you or your family members like to add to their fruit salad?…

Layered Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe: How to Make It | Taste of Home

Maths & Science   

Yesterday we asked you to cut some of your chosen fruit in half and leave some of it whole. We then asked you to freeze it ready for today’s maths activity. Today we thought you can use the frozen and predict which pieces you think will float and which will sink. This is an interesting activity to carry out and see what happens when you turn your scientific heads on too. I wonder what might happen once the fruit begins to defrost (the ice melts). Does this change how the fruit behaves in the water?…..

For the rest of the day we would like you to spend as a family enjoying the few hours altogether before school life starts up again next week.

Play family board games, do some baking together, go for a walk, sing songs, tell stories and most importantly have fun together!

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

We look forward to seeing some of you on Monday at 8:45am and the rest of you Wednesday at 11:45am.

Miss Thrower & Mrs Pollard

 

04

Mar

21

Thursday

Good morning,

It’s World Book Day today so remember to either dress as a Superhero or your favourite book character. Here is a link for you to access for resources for Wold Book Day;

https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/nursery/

Today share books, tell stories, role play your favourite stories, use your imagination and create your own family ‘Lockdown’ story.

Have fun today everyone!

The work below will be for you to complete over today and tomorrow. There will be additional information added to the website tomorrow, so please do check.

Topic

In the story Handa collects fruit in a basket and carries it on her head. We would like you to create your own basket of fruit. You can watch the story back to help refresh your memory as to what fruit Handa collects in her basket. I wonder how many pieces of fruit you will draw to add inside your basket?

Hand knitted Handa's Surprise Toy Fruit Set with Basket & | Etsy | Handas surprise, Childrens crafts, Babies room childcare ideas

English

In your red text books, we would like you to have a try at forming some of the letters for each of the words below;

Handa

Pear

Apple

Mango

If you would to have a try at forming some of the other letters for the other words within the story, please write those in your books too. 🙂

Maths

This maths activity will be over today and tomorrow (Friday). We would like you to select some fruit which your grown-ups won’t mind your freezing and using for a floating and sinking activity. For today’s part of the activity, we would like you to freeze some of the fruit, leaving some of it whole and some of it cut in half. Discuss with your families what two halves look like and what they make when you put them together. We will put on tomorrow what we would like you to do with the frozen fruit.

Physical

Can you use a bowl, container or basket and balance it on your head with some fruit in it like Handa? How many pieces of fruit can balance on your head? How far can you walk whilst balancing the bowl, container or basket on your head?

Enjoy your day everyone!

See you at zoom school,

Miss Thrower & Mrs Pollard

03

Mar

21

Wednesday

Good morning everybody – Can you believe we’re halfway through the week already!

We wish the sun would come back as we don’t like the cold weather and mist whilst out on our daily walks. We much preferred last week being out in the sunshine! Be sure to wrap up warm when you go out for your daily exercise today. 🙂

Topic

Yesterday we asked you to make fruit kebabs and have a try of them to see whether you liked all the different fruits you used. We hope you discovered a new fruit you like and that you’ll continue to eat it and try new foods. Apparently you have to try something 20 times to really know whether you like something or not!

Today we would like you do fruit patterns. Now you will need your grown-ups to help you cut your chosen fruit in half before placing it into some paint and then pressing it onto some paper. I wonder what fruit pattern you will create?

Art activities for kids : Citrus Stamping – Fun Littles

English

We would like you to play a ‘fred talking’ game today with your families. can you use your ‘fred fingers’ or you can listen to your family member sound a word out or you can a word out for them to blend together and say the word.

Here is a list of words to help you;

m.a.t                              s.a.t                               a.n.t                           d.o.g                        t.ow.er

m.a.n                             s.u.n                             a.n.i.m.a.l                 d.a.d                        t.i.ll

m.oo.n                          s.oo.n                            a.t                               d.u.g                        t.e.n

m.ou.se                        s.p.oo.n                                                              d.i.g                         t.o.p

m.o.p                           s.m.e.ll                                                                d.e.n                        t.oe

m.u.m                          s.i.p                                                                   d.r.i.nk                   t.ee.th

What other words can you sound out?

Maths

If you can remember from a previous maths lesson, we asked you to make you own weighing scales using a coat hanger, string and plastic cups or other resources. Today we would like you to use those again as we like you to complete a heavier or lighter activity using various resources from around your homes.

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Fine Motor Skills

Can you draw either the shapes we’ve been learning; square, circle, triangle and rectangle or the fruit which Handa likes to eat in the story. Once you have drawn either of the two suggestions we would like you to follow the cuts using scissors to develop your hand eye co-ordination and fine motor skills.

Have a good day everyone.

See you at zoom school,

Miss Thrower & Mrs Pollard

 

 

02

Mar

21

Tuesday

Good morning everyone,

Can you start your morning off by singing our days of the week song. I wonder what day and date is it today?

Where has the sun gone?…. What clothes would we need to put on if we went for our daily exercise today?

Topic

Yesterday we asked you to share with your families what your favourite fruit is. Today we would like you to make fruit kebabs using either your favourite fruit or fruit your have in your homes. Be careful whilst helping your grown-ups to cut the fruit and make sure your wash your both your hands and fruit. Once you have eaten your fruit kebabs describe to your families what each piece of fruit tasted like.

Fruit Kebabs - Healthy Little Foodies

English

Sound recognition game. Write the RWI sounds we have been learning (m,a,s,d,t) on pieces of paper to use for a ‘snap game or matching game’. You will need to write a few of each sound to make the game work. This will help build up your recognition for each sound and develop your turn taking skills too.

Maths

Match numeral to quantity. How many quantities can you match together? You can use your number cards, or write numbers on stones like in the picture below and count the correct amount of objects to each number. You could go on a hunt in your garden or whilst out on your daily exercise and collect objects to help you with this activity.

Outdoor Maths Activities EYFS – Outdoor Maths Ideas – Play of the Wild

Physical

Can you use a pair of socks rolled up and balance them on your head and see how far you can walk with them balanced on your head.

Have a good day.

See you at zoom school,

Miss Thrower & Mrs Pollard

01

Mar

21

Monday

Good morning Bear Class.

We’re hoping you’ve all had a lovely weekend. It’s been beautiful, hasn’t it!

Zoom lessons will resume this week, we are sorry for any inconvenience caused last week.

Topic 

This week we are focusing on the food element of our story – Handa’s Surprise. You may want to watch the video of our story again to help refresh you minds of all the fruits in the story. We won’t be giving them all away just yet! 🙂

Today, we would like you to draw your favourite fruit and have a go at forming the initial sound of the word too. As a challenge have a go at forming the rest of the word too. Your grown-ups can write the word for you to copy or if the word has sounds/letters in that you haven’t written before, they could write those in yellow pen for you to trace over to help you develop your pencil control with forming those particular sounds/letters.

Miss Thrower’s favourite fruits are, red grapes and mango.

Mrs Pollard’s favourite fruits are, peach and watermelon.

If you have any fruit that is coming up to it’s time of not being edible, please don’t throw it out as we’re going to set fruit printing in the week so this would be handing to keep for that. We will also be making fruit kebabs in the too just to give you a heads up about what will be set on the website for the topic. 🙂

English

We like you to practise forming the letters in your name today. We know many of you will have been doing this already but as we say ‘practise, practise, practise.’ If you are forming your letters and find they are still slightly on the big side, practise working on forming them at a smaller size, use the lines in your red text book to help you do this.

Maths

Play a board game with your families. Please make sure the game contains a dice so it covers maths.

Physical

Sadly the weather forecast isn’t as nice as last week 🙁

We thought you and your families can have a throwing competition, use a basket and socks, stand behind a line and see who can throw the socks and land them in the basket. We wonder who will get the most socks in the basket?

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Have a good day.

Miss Thrower & Mrs Pollard

26

Feb

21

Friday

Yay – It’s Friday!

Well done to all of you for completing the website work this week. We have enjoyed watching your video’s you’ve sent through of the activities you’ve been completing this week. We have also enjoyed looking through all your lovely work – you’re all working so hard and we are extremely proud of you all!

A big thank you to you for taking part in our ‘Rainbow Superhero Day’ yesterday. We know the video travelled far and wide and it touched many people’s hearts.

Topic

Today we would like you to find some facts out about the animal you chose to draw yesterday. We would like you to have a go at forming the initial sound of your chosen animal and as a challenge attempt to form some of the other sounds too! Share the interesting facts with your families and it will be interesting to know whether you learn something new about your chosen animal too. Miss Thrower watched an animal documentary last night and I learnt Giraffes can be quite unkind to one another and I didn’t like watching the clip so I changed channels.

English

This week we’ve been learning our new sound ‘d’, so we now know; m,a,s,d. We would like you to write these sounds on separate pieces – post-it-note size. We then would like you to see what words you can make with the sounds we’ve been learning so far. You will need the help of your grown-ups for this activity as they will need to form the words for you and then you can ‘fred talk’ them, the same as we do during our R.W.I lessons. There won’t be many words you can make but we want you to get an idea of ‘fred talking’ – sounding out, blending and saying the word. So please don’t worry that there aren’t many words to make.

Maths 

Either using your number lines which you’ll find in your home learning packs or whether you create your own. We would like you to match numeral to numeral correctly. You can turn it into a game with your families; someone asks you to find a certain numeral or you roll a dice and count how many dots there are and match it to the numeral, put of the pegs into a basket and whichever peg you select you have to say the what numeral you have and then make it to the same numeral on your number line. if you feel your child recognises numeral 20 and between feel free to create a number line which has higher numerals on.

EYFS Focus: 10 Creative Early Years Maths Activities | Famly

Physical

It’s another beautiful day today, a little bit chilly so you may need your scarfs and gloves. Miss Thrower did when she out for a walk early this morning. Do you have a bat and ball?…. If you don’t, how about a frying pan and a pair of socks? We’d like you to play tennis. The aim of this activity is hand eye co-ordination and physical development. You can add maths to this activity too and ask you child to count how many times they’ve hit the ball or how many times they’ve thrown the ball for you to hit it.

Have a great day everyone and have a lovely weekend.

See you soon,

Miss Thrower & Mrs Pollard

 

25

Feb

21

Thursday

Hello everybody and welcome to another day of virtual learning.

Firstly, we would like you to sing our ‘Day’s of the week song’ with your families and find out what day and date it is. Isn’t the lovely weather lovely this week, it won’t be long before we start to see the Spring flowers beginning to grow!

Topic

There are lots of lovely animals in the story – Handa’s Surprise. Which animal animal would you be? Miss Thrower would be a Giraffe because I like their patterns, I’m tall like them and I am intrigued to see what it is like having a long neck and being able to see for miles and to reach high up in the trees and other places. Share with your families and describe to them the animal you would be from the from and why. We would like like you to create your own face mask so you can role-play being this character form the story. You can use; paper plates, cereal boxes, card, paper, the list is endless. Use you instantiations and have a look on Google for some inspiration – (Handa’s Surprise face mask activities) Hopefully your siblings and grown-ups will join in too and you can all role-play Handa’s Surprise!

English

In your red text books, we would like you to practice forming our new sound ‘d’. Remember to try and keep you sound on the line when forming it, but not to worry if it does start to float around a little. Follow on the quote on the sound card below as to how to form your new sound – good luck everyone, we know you’ll do really well as you’ve been trying your hardest with all our previous sounds. Not to worry if you make a mistake, as we learn from our mistakes and become better achievers. 🙂

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Maths

In your red text books, we would like have a go at practicing forming the numeral 4 – ‘Down, across and slice in half to make the number four’. If you need your grown-ups to write the number 4 in yellow pen for you to trace over first, that’s fine. But we would like you to have at least one attempt at trying to to form the number 4 independently.

Good luck to our little super star learners!

Physical

Make you own bubble mix using washing liquid and water and use a straw to create the bubbles with or if you have some bubbles you’ve saved yourselves some time! We would like you to see how many bubbles you can catch, burst, blow. Can you run faster than the bubbles? What size are the bubbles? How many bubbles have you blown? How many bubbles have you popped?

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Have a lovely day everyone.

Miss Thrower & Mrs Pollard

24

Feb

21

Wednesday

Is it really Wednesday already!

We hope you’re all getting on well with creating your animals from the story and creating your story board with them.

English

Here is a picture of objects which start with the sound ‘d’. Can you have a go at ‘fred talking’ each word (sounding out).

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d-o-g                                  d-i-n-o-s-au-r                                         d-o-c-t-or                             d-ough-n-u-t

        

d-ai-s-y                                      d-r-i-ll                                 d-o-ll                                      d-u-ck

What objects can you find in your home which start with our new sound ‘d’? See if you can ‘fred talk’ those words like we have the ones above.

Maths

Using your numbers cards and pasta. We would like you to match numeral and quantity correctly. Select a number card, tell your grown-ups what number you have and then count the correct amount of pasta to match the number.

Messy Play

Use paint to create a finger paint picture of Handa to help develop muscle tone within your fingers. Also explore how the paint feels on your fingers and what happens when you mix paints together.

Physical 

Here’s a Safari yoga video for you to complete today as we saw on the forecast that it is supposed to rain today.

Have a great day everyone!

See you soon,

Miss Thrower & Mrs Pollard