08

Sep

20

Welcome to Nursery – 2020-21

Our staff offer you a warm welcome to Nursery.

Our Nursery are known as Little Bears.

The Nursery staff are:

Nursery Manager:       Miss Thrower

Teaching Assistant:     Miss Pollard

Support Assistants:     Miss Whitmore

 

CLICK HERE for Nursery Curriculum Autumn 1 2019-20

02

Sep

20

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18

Jun

20

Hello Nursery!

Hello everyone -Did you enjoy making Moon Sand yesterday? Have you had chance to explore how it feels? Start the morning by counting from 0-20 with your child. See if your child can count higher or backwards for a challenge!

 

  1. The first activity is a writing and reading based activity – Warm up your fingers by doing the Finger Aerobics we learnt last week – Practice holding your pencil using the correct pencil grip – Then you’re ready to begin! Trace over the letters and try to read the letters with your child. Look at the pictures and match the letter to the correct animal picture. Click on the link and have a go 🙂

 

Here is a link – Here is advised on teaching your child the correct initial phonetic sounds 🙂

 

https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2016/05/05/20/22/32/561/20097_content/index.html?id=ae

 

 

2. The next activity is a PSHE based task – It is important that your child explores their emotions and can identify with their feelings. Look in the mirror with your child – Make different faces that could reflect their emotions – See if they can make different faces and attach the correct emotion. If not, teach them and demonstrate!

 

 

3. Here is a Jo Wicks PE session –

 

 

Here is another story 🙂

 

 

Speak tomorrow Nursery 🙂

 

17

Jun

20

Good morning Nursery!

Hello Nursery! Start the morning by singing the Nursery Rhyme that we learnt yesterday. See if you can remember the actions and the lyrics 🙂 Today is Wednesday – What day will it be tomorrow?

 

  1. Today’s first activity you are going to make Moon Sand. Once made, you can use the Moon Sand to play and explore! Involve your child as much as possible with the creation of the Moon Sand. Allow them to mix, stir, pour and create the mixture 🙂

 

Kinetic Sand Recipe

 

2. The next activity is a shape activity – Fill a tray with Moon Sand, salt, flour or rice – Cut out a variation of 2d shapes and hide them in the tray. Use a paintbrush to discover and find the shapes! Below is a link with more shape based activities 🙂

 

 

 

List of Shapes Activities

 

 

3. Here is a puppet show for your child to engage with – a variation from reading story books. Your child is familiar with the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar 🙂

 

 

Enjoy! Stay busy Nursery 🙂

 

 

15

Jun

20

Good morning Nursery!

Hello everyone, I hope you had a lovely weekend? Can you recap your weekend with your grown up? What did you do? Who did you see? Where did you go?

Today is Monday the first day of the week – the date is the 15th of June. Can you try and write the number 15 with your grown up. What digits can you see in that number?

 

  1. Today your first activity is a literacy based activity using initial letter sounds. Sort the objects into the correct group of initial sounds using the pictures. You will need to teach some of these letter sounds to your child and work through it with them! Click on the link below and have a go 🙂

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/24464.html

 

2. This activity is an arts based activity. Go on a walk with your child and collect natural leaves from outside. Comment on the colours and shapes of what you find with your child. The next step is to cut out the first initial of your child’s name with card. (Using the capital letter form of the letter). Decorate the letter with your child using the natural leaves from outside. Have fun!

 

 

3. Here is another Cosmic Yoga to try 🙂

 

 

4. Here is another fantastic story narrated by Micheal Rosen! Try doing the actions and movements with your child. Learn the story together 🙂

 

 

Speak tomorrow Nursery 🙂

12

Jun

20

Good morning Nursery!

Good morning everyone 🙂 Can you start the morning by standing on one leg? How long can you hold yourself? Can you count how many seconds you can balance for? Count nice and loud and see how long you can go for!

 

  1. Your first activity is a literacy based activity – I want you to guess what might happen next. What could the girl be saying? What is she doing? Why might she fall? Who are the other people in the picture? You may need to encourage the discussion with your child and initiate ideas 🙂

 

 

2. The next activity is an interactive counting game on CBEEBIES – Follow the link below and have a go with your child 🙂

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/peter-rabbit-counting

 

 

3. This activity is a physical activity that encourages throwing skills and coordination – Have a try!

 

Sock bean bag toss: A great use for that large cardboard box you were about to recycle. Cut holes of various widths and shapes and assign point values to each one. Flip the box upside down and you’ve got an instant carnival-style bean bag toss. You can use soft socks to toss or small balls such as ping-pong. Little prizes are optional.

 

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5. Here is a new Nursery Rhyme to learn 🙂

 

Mary Had a Little Lamb” Lyrics

Mary had a little lamb,
whose fleece was white as snow.

And everywhere that Mary went,
the lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school one day
which was against the rules.

It made the children laugh and play,
to see a lamb at school.

And so the teacher turned it out,
but still it lingered near,

And waited patiently about,
till Mary did appear.

“Why does the lamb love Mary so?”
the eager children cry.

“Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know.”
the teacher did reply

 

Here is another fantastic story 🙂

 

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone! Speak Monday 🙂

 

 

 

11

Jun

20

Hello Nursery!

Good morning Nursery! How are you all today? Today, can you find out what day is it? It is the fourth day of the week. Sing our ‘days of the week’ song to find out 🙂 Next, can you use the number line that we made to count from 1-20. Can you go forwards and backwards? or beyond 20!

 

  1. This is a height and length ordering activity. Show your child the images and discuss which trees are tallest and shortest. Then explain that you need to order them from tallest to shortest – Pointing at the trees as you’re explaining the activity! Click on the link below to start the activity 🙂

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/24487.html

 

 

2. The next activity encourages imaginative play and role-play – These skills develop a whole host of skills for your child!

 

Play ‘talent show’

Use finger puppets or cuddly animals to act out a favourite song or dance to a favourite tune. You could also, encourage them to dress up, imagine themselves as a character and come up with their own song or situation. You can add props or anything you have at home to extend their imaginative play! This would be a good opportunity to encourage early writing or counting skills 🙂

 

3. This is a great video to help children remember how to form their numbers – Watch the video – Then have a go at forming numbers 0-9 together on paper. Use different colours and resources to make it fun. Don’t forget to sign the rhymes whilst writing!

 

 

Here is another story to try 🙂

 

 

Enjoy! Speak tomorrow 🙂

 

 

10

Jun

20

Good morning everyone!

Hello Nursery 🙂 Did you enjoy yesterday’s activities? I hope you had fun making the slime! Today, can you start the morning by talking about what season we are in. Is it winter? Is it spring? Is it summer? or is it autumn? What changes when the season changes? What do you notice about the weather today? Create a conversation with your child introducing new vocabulary and concepts 🙂

 

  1. This is a number activity – Start by talking about the numbers around you inside your home or outside on a walk –  Numbers are all around us, from calendars to the remote control, the telephone to car registration plates. Try pointing out numbers when you’re out and about – on front doors, signs, the front of buses and train platforms. Talking about numbers around you early and often will help your child to recognise numerals and show them that numbers are part of everyday life. You could even go on a number hunt!

 

2. The next activity is a building challenge – If you take some toys and play them to one side – then create a river using paper – Explain to your child that they need to construct a bridge for their toys to cross the river! You can use lego, bricks, toilet rolls, boxes, anything!

 

 

 

 

3. The next activity is a physical game to play with your child – This can be done in a spacious room or outside in the garden! You are going to perform animal races. Perform as the animals below with your child and have a race. Good luck! – Animal races: Hop like a bunny or frog; squat and waddle like a duck; and so on.

 

 

4. Here is another lovely story to share – It is a counting book!

 

 

Enjoy today’s activities – Speak tomorrow 🙂

 

 

09

Jun

20

Hello Nursery!

Good morning Nursery 🙂 Start the morning by explaining to your grown up what you did yesterday – What did you enjoy? What did you do? What day was it yesterday? Today is Tuesday – That is your clue! Next, count all of your own fingers from 0-10 and then count your grown ups fingers 🙂

 

  1. The next activity is a pattern and sorting activity. Recap the shapes, then explain to your child that the patterns repeat – Show them the sequence and then encourage your child to try! This may be a little tricky, but it is a good skill to master!  Click on the link and have a go online 🙂

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/24441.html

 

 

2. The next activity is a drawing and music activity –

Listen and draw

Put on a jazz or classical station or fire up a playlist, then pull out drawing paper and crayons. Spend some time listening and drawing what you hear, using colors, shapes, lines, dots and crayon strokes to represent the instrumental sounds, themes, dynamics and musical moods you hear. As you draw, talk about why you’re choosing different colors to represent different sounds, like the color orange for a trumpet.

 

3. The next activity is slime making – This can be great for your child’s sensory exposure and vocabulary development – The process of making the slime will also encourage basic organisation and planning skills. Have fun 🙂

 

 

4. Here is another great story 🙂

 

 

Speak tomorrow!

 

08

Jun

20

Good morning Nursery!

Good morning Nursery. I hope you had a lovely weekend! Start the day by jumping, hopping, x20 clapping times with your grown up – You should be awake now and ready to start today’s activities 🙂

 

 

  1. Look at the images below and the shapes below. Can you see any of the shapes in the pictures below? If you can – Name each shape and count the sides! Once you’ve done that – Can you walk around your home or garden and find anything that is the same shape as the ones below? Good luck!

 

2. The next activity is a music activity –

Make a musical matching game

Cut pieces of paper into squares, and on one side draw a character or symbol that represents a familiar song: a yellow bus for “The Wheels on the Bus,” a barn for “Old MacDonald,” a star for “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” a spider for “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” a dog for “Bingo” and any others that are favorites.

Draw the same symbol on two squares of paper for each song. Then put the squares face-down on the floor, and mix them up. You and your child can have fun taking turns turning over the squares, and singing the song while you look for the match!

 

3.  Here is another Cosmic Yoga that links to our topic! –

 

4. Here is another excellent story –

 

 

Enjoy today’s activities – Speak tomorrow 🙂