Miss K McIntosh – Nursery Class Teacher
Mrs P Hodgson – Nursery Teaching Assistant
Hello Nursery and Reception!
I hope you are all keeping healthy and washing your hands to keep those germs away!
I’m sure you are all continuing with your pack of work and are doing so well, please keep it up!
Your bonus task for the next week is to take a look in your garden or someone else’s front garden if you go out for your daily exercise. Can you see any beautiful flowers, busy bees or curly caterpillars? Draw and colour what you see in your garden. Parents, feel free to print the template below or use plain paper! Link to template here.
If your little ones are anything like mine they will have already started eating you out of house and home! How about setting up your own tuck shop? My little boy will be given 20p to spend, he will have to choose his own snack and pay for it which will develop his counting skills with real money.
For this activity I am going to give him a bag full of twenty 1p coins and make a pretend price list e.g.
For more ideas to help your child in each of the seven areas of learning and to support your child to achieve their Early Learning Goals, please click on the following links:
EASY PEASEY IS LAUNCHING AND YOU ARE INVITED!
EasyPeasy is a digital service that will send you game ideas, tips, and information to your mobile phone. EasyPeasy games are designed to help build the skills that will prepare your child for school and beyond.
Look out for a text message next week from ‘EasyPeasy’ to your mobile to get started.
Take care and keep a look out for further updates.
Miss McIntosh 😊
Wow! What a busy start to the year! We have welcomed lots of new children into Nursery and we spent the first few weeks of September learning the class rules and getting used to our classroom routines. We are so proud of ALL our little superstars, they have come a long way since they first walked through our doors. They are now really good at listening to instructions and following the routines. They work as a team at tidy up time and everyone knows exactly where to put all the toys and how to sort them into the correct boxes.
All visitors into Nursery have commented on how amazing they are! We think they are amazing too!
Our days are very busy, and although the children are only with us for a short period of time, we manage to learn and do lots of new and exciting things.
A polite reminder that snack money (£1) is to be paid each Monday.
Phonics – Home Learning for Parents
RWInc are hosting online phonics sessions every morning between 9.30am and 11am. The videos are then available for 24hours.
If your child is in Nursey-Reception they will access the Set 1 sounds phonics sessions.
If your child is in Year 1 or 2 they will access Set 2 – 3 sounds phonics sessions.
The children are very familiar with the sounds they have been learning in school and should be able to tell you which ones they know and where they are up to.
Please find additional information on the Ruth Miskin Website and the videos on the Ruth Miskin YouTube Channel (links below):
Music – Home Learning Resources for Parents
Music has an extraordinary power to bring us together, it can lift us when we feel low, energise us when we feel tired and is something we all have in common. So, to help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, ‘Out of the Ark’ have released seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song. They will continue to add new songs and resources over the next few weeks and can be found by following the link below:
Below are some web sites for young children to further supplement their learning. Always review the sites ahead of time so that you are able to help your children find the best resources available within the sites. Some offer a great number of games, songs, stories, videos etc. so it is important to know the site well in order to support and develop your child’s learning.
- www.busythings.co.uk Excellent site built around the 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. You can access a free 7 day trial but you need to subscribe after this period to access the content – various subscription packages available.
- http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm Great site with some free phonics games
- www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies Many games often recognised by children from their favourite programmes.
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/eyfs/ Links to particular cbeebies games from areas of learning.
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories cbeebies stories and rhymes.
- http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home.
- http://www.funwithspot.com/ New and improved! Try creating your own Spot story.
- www.sebastianswan.org.uk Books for reading together with links to understanding of the world (good for natural science).
- www.topmarks.co.uk In interactive website with age related maths games.
Please enjoy these activities with your children and we look forward to seeing the children soon.
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY – HOME LEARNING IDEAS
Design and technology (DT) prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through the study of design and technology they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impacts. Design and technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.
Follow the link below for some fantastic, age appropriate DT ideas to try at home with your child.