Welcome back to the beginning of another new week everybody!
As I told you on Friday we our learning about Old and New Bear this week. We are hoping your families will be able to share lots with you about their bears from when they were younger like you are now.
Here is a video ‘Old Bear Stories’, Mrs Pollard has found from when we were both younger which we both used to enjoy watching at the weekend with our families. Ask your grown-ups whether they used to watch this programme too? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm_S-9mowys
Challenge – We would like you to draw a picture of your favourite bear and then measure you bear to see how tall they are. You can use building bricks, lego, a ruler, a tape measure, pasta or other things you can think to use. I wonder how tall your bear is? Are they taller or shorter than you? What other things can you compare their height against?
You can ‘fred talk’ the word bear – two ‘fred fingers’ pinch each finger and say each sound “b.ear” – bear. What other words can you ‘fred talk’ think back to last weeks English zoom lessons and practise those.
Here’s a challenge, can you throw your teddy (not too high) in the air and see how many times you can catch it! If you go for a walk you can try this with a ball too.
Have a lovely day everyone and we’ll see you soon at zoom school. 🙂
Miss Thrower & Mrs Pollard
Woohoo, it’s Friday!
Good morning one and all,
We’ve made it the end of another week of home learning and what a fantastic week of learning it has been. You have all worked so hard and really deserve a well earned rest weekend!
Your friends in school have been busy creating binoculars for our topic ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ and we thought it would be nice for you all to make some at home too. I have uploaded their binoculars for you to see to help give you some inspiration to create you own pair. What we will see when you look through your binoculars? Can you describe to your family the things you have seen.
As I keep saying it’s beneficial for you and your families to go for a daily walk for many reasons. Today, whilst on your walk I would like you create ‘bear’ tracks. I hear you all say “Bear tracks”, Bear tracks can be created from the pattern on the bottom of your shoes or wellies and the tracks show up great on mud, sand or in puddles – don’t get too water! Have fun creating lots of different patterns in your Bear tracks. 🙂
Next week we’ll be learning about Old and New Bears for part of our Bear topic.
Have a fantastic weekend and we’ll see you all on Monday.
Miss Thrower & Mrs Pollard
We’re nearly there…. It’s Thursday today!
Hello to all our super star learners!
For our topic today we would like you to create sensory bottles. I have attached a picture of the five sensory bottles to help you create your own. If you don’t have bottle you can make sensory bags inside and put the same objects inside. The children can describe how the objects feel, what they smell like, where they come from, what sounds they make during the story whilst retelling the story. If you haven’t got a copy of the book at home you can access the story via you tube.
Creative & Fine Motor Skills
We would like you to make your own bear puzzle. Now you can print one off the internet or draw one yourself. We would like you to cut them in 4,6 or 8 jigsaw pieces, once you have cut the shapes out and muddled them up we would like you put the jigsaw together.
Can you create the sounds to go with the story?… What instruments will you use? A saucepan, a colander, spoons, tubs, bottles filled with rice or pasta, musical instruments? As you retell the story you can create sounds to the noises from the story ‘swishy swashy’, ‘splish splosh’, ‘squelch squerch’, ‘hooo wooo’, ‘stumble trip’, ‘tiptoe’. What sounds will you make with your instruments?
Do you have some string, rope or material you can use for a balancing beam in your home? If so, I would like you to lay this out on your floor and try to balance along the the length it.
Have a great day!
Yay, it’s Wednesday!
Good morning to all our lovely Nursery children,
Who saw themselves on BBC Look East last night? I made sure I watched the local news with my family and I must say I felt very proud to see our school on the local news. I would like to say once again – A very BIG well done to each and everyone of you and your families for working really hard at home and joining ‘Zoom school’ each day. Once again, thank you. The Nursery team and I really do appreciate all your efforts.
For our topic today I would like you to create a map to go on a bear hunt around your home with. I have attached an example of a map for you to see. 🙂
I would like you to talk to your family and share your ideas as you create your map of ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’. You may find retelling the story will be helpful as this will help you recall key events in the story which will be needed to create your map.
Fine Motor Skills
Using lego, bricks or duplo, I would like you to build a cave. Once you have built your cave you can then use this for positional language and place your teddy bear; next to, in, behind, on, under, in front of the cave.
Did you make a cave or a den yesterday? If so, today I would like you to make some bear prints to leave around your cave. Who in your house has the BIGGEST feet you could draw around to create your bear paws, or maybe you might sprinkle some flour for them to walk in and leave bear paws. How many ‘bear paws’ can you see?
Today I would like you to be jumping beans and I would like you to count how many jumping beans you can do in 30 seconds. See how many your family can do in that time too. Who did more?
Have a lovely day and we will see you at ‘Zoom school’.
Miss Thrower & Mrs Pollard
What is the day today? We’ve had Monday, today must be….
Hello, hello, it’s good to see you, hello, hello, it’s good to see you. I must say you make my day! Hello, hello, hello.
It was lovely to see some more familiar faces join our ‘Zoom school’ yesterday, we are missing you all lots.
Just to update you all on how we will be working the website from here on in. Myself and Mrs Fearns have decided after reading the DfE guidelines and the importance of you ALL needing to attend ‘Zoom school’. I will reducing the amount of work I will be uploading onto the website as you need to be joining each zoom lesson I have scheduled for you. At the end each session I will set you an activity to complete with your grown-ups similar to what we have been doing already. I really do appreciate the ‘Zoom school’ is a little challenging for some of the children but once they’ve joined a few times they soon adjust to our new way of learning.
For our topic today Mrs Pollard has created a ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ pencil control worksheet for you to have a go at creating with your families at home.Grown-ups, you can either print this off or copy the visual below asking your child to then trace over and follow each pattern.We would suggest they place an additional piece of paper over the top of either the one your create or print off. Please see below a copy of Mrs Pollard’s creative work.
Fine Motor Skills
In your home learning packs I would like you find your ‘Funky Finger’s’ sheet and find your favourite song to play whilst you’re completing the fine motor skills. This will help build up your muscle tone in your hands, fingers, wrists and forearms which all play a part in helping you hold your pencil correctly and form the perfect letters. If you did manage to make some play-dough you can also use this too as there is a part of the sheet which explains the movements required for the play-dough.
As we are learning about ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ this week, we thought it would be fun if could use your imaginations and turn an area of your home into a cave/den like the one in the story. I thought we could use Friday’s English lesson to discuss our caves/dens, as I am adding a task each day for you to add little bit more to your ends. Now, please don’t worry if you don’t have the space or resources to create a cave or den within your home, you can always design one on paper as I know you’re great little artists too! We look forward to seeing and hearing all about your wonderful creations you and your families come up with. Most of all we want you to have lots of FUN!!
Here’s some pictures to help give you some inspiration….
Whilst out on your daily walk today why not recreate ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’….. Find some grass and make the sounds as you walk ‘through’ it – ‘swishy swashy’, puddles for water ‘splash splosh’, mud – ‘squelch squerch’, trees will be fine for the forest – ‘stumble trip’, you will have to pretend that it is snowing – ‘hoooo wooo’, for thw cave you may find a ‘narrow‘ passage you have to walk ‘through‘ – ‘tiptoe tiptoe’. What’s that?…. Children, we would like you to decide who’s ‘inside‘ your cave…. Is it a Bear, your Mummy, your Daddy, your Brother, your Sister or another family member who lives with you?
We hope you have fun reenacting the story, using your imagination seeing where it might take you. Grown-ups, don’t be shy enjoy the fun!
Have a lovely day everyone and we look forward to seeing you all at ‘Zoom school’.
Team Nursery 🙂
Did someone say Bear hunt?….
Hello and good morning to one and all!
I have you’ve all had a lovely weekend relaxing and have been able to get outside in the fresh air at some point over the weekend.
I’m hoping we will see some more familiar faces join our ‘Zoom School’ this week as it really was lovely to see all you smiley faces last week. What I really liked is how you all have retained lots of our learning from last term so I would like to a say very BIG well done to each and every one of you!
This week Mrs Pollard and I will be zooming from the classroom and I believe at some points last week there were some technical issues. If any of these happen to arise for us this week we will try are upmost to get in contact with yourselves ASAP before each Zoom lesson.
For part of our Bear topic the grown-ups have decided for this week our focus story book will be ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt!’ which we will read today at our story time – 11:05am
This week for maths we will be focusing on Positional Language as it links in well with our story ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’. Today I would like you chose your favourite bear and and going around your home placing them ‘on’ a chair, bed, table, worktop, cupborad, unit, floor, stairs. See if you can find some other places you can place your bear ‘on’.
Following on from you maths activity, can you put some of what you have done with your bear into a sentence?
Here’s the sentenced I have made – “I bounced my bear on the floor.”
This is the sentence Mrs Pollard made – “I bounced my bear on the bed.”
Challenge – I would like you to make four sentences making sure you have the word ‘on’ in them. 🙂
There appears to be a technical problem with uploading work to the website at the moment. Please bare with me as I am in talks with our ICT teacher to help solve the problem – hopefully!
Also, I have been on to check to see whether the pictures of yesterday’s story are available for you to complete your maths challenge and sadly they aren’t! 🙁
Again, I am in talk with our ICT teacher who is helping me with this issue.
Thank you again for being understanding during this time.
Good morning one and all!
I cannot believe it’s Friday already – This week has flown by!
Today is the last day of our Bear topic and I would like you to research and find out about a Black Bear. I know I asked you to learn about a Brown Bear yesterday but I am intrigued to see whether there is a difference between a Brown and Black Bear.
Here’s some facts I have found;
Black Bears‘ ears stick straight up, they are more prominent than in Brown Bears. They also have a straight “Roman nose” facial profile, while Brown Bears have a concave or “dished” profile. Both types of Bears are found throughout forested areas in Alaska, though generally not in the same places.
See if you are able to find some more interesting facts!
I would also like you to create a Black Bear using a toilet roll and what ever materials you have in your home. Here is one I have made for you to see what I would like you to do.
Following on from yesterday’s zoom lesson, I would like you to draw around yours and your families feet preferably 10 (more if you’d like). I would then like you to write one number on each foot, so 1 in one foot, 2 in another foot and so one. Once you have done this I would like you to put them in order 1-10 (more if you would like).
Challenge – I said to those of you who joined our story yesterday – See how many apples you can count which fell from the tree and landed on Brown Bear? I have attached a picture from the story for you to see. You should be able to see the picture in the ‘Featured tag’ on the right hand side of the page. 🙂
Mrs Pollard and I learned from our research of both Black and Brown Bears that they like to eat fish. Can you use your ‘Fred Fingers’ to ‘Fred Talk’ the word ‘f.i.sh’. Once you have done this I would you to draw a fish in you red text books and then practise forming each letter which makes a sound to make the word fish. Grown-ups, please remember to write today’s date in top right hand corner so I can refer to these at a later date – Thank-you. 🙂
Fine Motor Skills
If you were able to make play-dough yesterday, I would would like you use this today to manipulate the play-dough into different sized balls and different sized lengths to create a Bear.
Today’s challenge is for you to see how many big animal jumps you can do or how far you can jump. For the jumping I would like someone to count how many you jumps you can do and then I’d like you to swap and you to count how many jumps they can do. For the distance jumping stand at one side of your room, garden, or outside and see how far you and family can jump. Who can jump the furthest, or shortest distance? You can measure the distance using your feet to count how many feet long you each jumped.
Have a great day today and a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you all again on Monday. 🙂
Miss Thrower & The Nursery Team
Hello, hello, it’s good to see you, we are missing you!
Thank you to all those children and their grown-ups who joined ‘zoom school’ yesterday, we are hoping to see more of you join us today. 🙂
Today we are learning about Brown Bears here’s a fact video for you to watch.
I wonder where you might find a Brown Bear?
Does a Brown Bear live in the Arctic like a Polar Bear?
Does a Bear have feet or paws?
Who is taller us or a Brown Bear?
What does a Brown Bear like to eat?
Does a Brown Bear wash in a bath like us?
Did the Brown Bear do the Polar Bear Paddle when swimming? Those of you who joined our zoom story yesterday will be able to answer this question. 🙂
In your learning packs you will find a sheet with coloured bears on. I would like you to go on a colour hunt around your home and match the objects you find to the correct colour bear. You will need to cut the bears out too so you’ll need to use your fine motor skills, follow the lines to cut around the outline of each bear. Once you’ve found lots of different coloured objects, I challenge you to count how many objects you have in each group! Which colour bear has the most objects, which has the least and does any group have the same amount?
Extension; If you have other coloured objects you could draw and colour your own bears so you can make additional groups.
Today in your red text book, I would like you to practise your pencil control. If your grown-ups can write the words; Bear, Brown, Fur and Paws in a yellow felt tip. I would then like you to trace around each sound forming the letter. Grown-ups, if you know your child is able to form these letters without the yellow pen then please let them form them independently.
Challenge – I would like everyone to have a go at forming the letters which make a sound independently as this will help to develop your pencil control and letter formation.
Creative & Fine Motor Skills
In your learning packs you will find a recipe to make play-dough – It’s a simple and easy recipe to follow and a fantastic way to help strengthen your muscle tone in your hands, wrists and fingers which all help you develop you pencil grip. I am hoping to start ‘Funky Finger’s’ next week and having play-dough helps support this activity. I have included a copy of the ‘Funky Finger’s’ routine so you can all be practising before we start next week. 🙂 Grown-ups, please don’t worry if you don’t have the ingredients to make the play-dough we can adapt the session.
When out for your daily exercise today so if you leave footprints in the frost on the ground, sand (if you walk on the beach), in the mud or grass. See if your footprints are the same size as a Brown Bears paws prints! You can also compare you footprints to your families to – Who has the; biggest, smallest or middle sized footprint?… To help keep you can whilst our on your walk you can do some jogging too, can you jog for 1 minute and then walk for 2 minutes, jog for 1 minute and walk for 2 minutes, ask your family to join in too.
Have a lovely day and we look forward to seeing at ‘Zoom School’.
The Nursery Team
Good morning Bear Class,
We are looking forward to seeing all for ‘zoom school’ today. 🙂
For our topic today we are learning about Panda’s below is a story for you to watch and listen to.
What did you learn from the story? I can see there are lots of different coloured doughnuts on the front page, did the Panda share them out?
Challenge – Can you find out what Pandas like to spend most of their day doing? Once you’ve found out can you email me your answers. Parents when you email work over if your child is in the picture can you please state whether you mind them being posted onto our Nursery web page please. We have received some lovely work from some our our class this week but I haven’t been able to upload due to not knowing whether you’re happy for your child to be on our website or not.
Pandas like to eat Bamboo so Mrs Pollard thought we could create a Bamboo Number Stork. You can draw the leaves and write the numbers in each leaf and have a long stem running through the middle of the leaves. Please keep these somewhere safe as we will refer to these another day for another maths activity.
Here is a picture for you to refer to as to how I’d like you to create your Bamboo Number Stork.
Yesterday I asked you to ‘Fred Talk’ and blending to the words h-a-t, c-a-t, m-a-t and f-a-t. Today I would like you to use your red text books which I sent in your ‘Learning Packs’ and have a go at forming the letters which make a sounds for each of these words. Parents, you may want to use a yellow felt tip to write the words so your child can trace around each letter and then have a go at forming them independently, or your child may want to try forming the letters independently from the start. Children, see if you can ‘Fred Talk’ the words as you are writing them or once you have written them. Again, we would love to see your writing so please email these through to the office and please remember to keep these books somewhere safe.
Pandas love to climb tress, I wondered whilst out on your daily exercise if you were to walk past a park and there were a slide. Could you climb the ladders? If so, how many ladders did you climb? If you don’t have time to go for your daily exercise not to worry, if you have stairs you can climb those. Again, how many stairs did you climb? If you don’t have stairs in your home can you think of what else you could climb like a Panda. 🙂