Masks, pumpkins, dressing up and so much more!

October 23, 2020 at 2:47 pm

Phonics

This week the children have been really busy during our phonics sessions. They have be learning tricky word ‘no’ and the phonemes: c, k and o. The children have enjoyed watching Mr Thorne and Geraldine before sorting their own items. We have been listening for initial sounds, sorting into groups for initial sounds and blending to read words. The children have been practising letter formation too.

Maths

We have continued to sort this week. We have been sorting by colour, size and shape. We even managed to cover some shape facts! The children have been busy in the different areas looking at shapes and numbers. We are really proud of how the children are using their knowledge around the classes.

Pumpkins

The children loved getting messy! We discussed planting the seeds and what they need to grow.

Can you spot a superhero?

The children have been creative in the craft areas. They have been practising there colouring and cutting skills.

Dress-up and prizes!

Everything else!

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Hallowe’en in Nursery

October 23, 2020 at 12:08 pm

The children have really enjoyed getting into the theme of Hallowe’en this week. Have a look at some of the things they have been doing…

We have been busy doing lots of other things as well…

One of the most important things we work on in Nursery is language development as well as speaking and listening skills. Every few weeks we will have a word we concentrate on and provide the children with different meanings for each word. Our first such word is ‘tall’. We chose this word as the children were using it frequently in their play but not always getting the meaning correct. It word be great if you can use this word at home with your child so they understand it’s meaning. Have a look at our word poster…

This week the children have also been taking part in lots of physical activities which develop gross motor skills. The development of these skills has a positive impact on their fine motor skills and in turn helps with their writing ability. Have a go with one of their favourites at home…
Ask your child to teach you the moves!
There are lots of other similar activities on Youtube, just search ‘Write Dance’ and have fun!
Enjoy your week off, from the Nursery team
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Superheroes, number hunts and hedgehogs! 16.10.20

October 16, 2020 at 3:05 pm

Phonics

This week we have introduced tricky word ‘to’. We have explained that when reading tricky words you cannot blend the letter sounds, you just need to learn that those letters make a particular word. We continued to practise the word ‘I’ too. Throughout the week we have introduced the phonemes for; m, d and g.

Maths

We have had an exciting week! We have learned about the number 5 and also about sorting. The children have explored different ways of making 5. We have found out that 1 and 4 makes 5. 3 and 2 makes 5 and 0 and 5 makes 5. We have joined in with numberblocks 5 too.

Everything else!

Meeting Hoggle!

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Autumn in Nursery

October 16, 2020 at 1:06 pm

Yet another busy week in Nursery! The children are really enjoying all the areas of provision we have in Nursery. This week we have added some enhancements to our continuous provision. In our ‘Funky Finger’ area we set up a giant spiders web. The children have to use tweezers to catch the spiders! We have collected some autumn leaves and the children have enjoyed looking at them, talking about the different colours and making pictures with leaf prints. Have a look at just some of the things we have been doing this week…

This week the children have been trying to join in with some familiar Nursery Rhymes. Here is one we have been singing in Nursery and the children can practise at home…
Perhaps you could sing some other Nursery Rhymes with your child and they can share them with their friends next week.

Have a good weekend, from the Nursery team.

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A busy week in Reception – 09.10.20

October 9, 2020 at 2:24 pm

Maths

This week we have focused on the numbers 3 and 4. We are continuing to explore all aspects of each number to fully understand worth and position. The children have really enjoyed drawing representations and hunting for them.

Phonics

In phonics we have learned tricky word ‘I’ and the phonemes for p, i and n. The children have been working really hard to form the letters using cursive font. It is very difficult at the moment but all the children are trying their best. We will get there!

Everything else!

As usual we have had lots of fun in Reception. Here are some photos to show how busy we have been!

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Fun in Nursery

October 9, 2020 at 12:19 pm

This week the children have really been involved in their play both inside and outside. they are beginning to build up relationships with their peers and are getting to grips with the routines and boundaries in place in Nursery.

Inside the children have been developing the strength in their hands and wrists by hammering golf tees into a pumpkin. This activity not only develops strength but prepares them for holding a pencil and manipulating it for writing. They have been busy with lots of other activities as well…

The children have enjoyed lots of fresh air this week and have done a variety of different activities. They have been planting, playing in the water and gravel and using their imagination with the crates…
This week we have made all the children a ‘mini me’. They have loved playing with them. Some children have shared a book with their mini me and other have taken them for a ride in a vehicle. I wonder what they will do with them next week…
The children have been trying really hard to put their coats on independently. Please continue to support them at home to practise this and especially to hold their sleeves when they take their coat off so the sleeves are not inside out when they need to put their coat back on.
Our story this week has been ‘Fat cat on a mat’. It is another simple rhyming story for the children to join in with some of the words. Please share it with your child and talk about the rhyming words and the pictures. See if they can tell you what will happen at the end before you get to it.
Have a good weekend from the Nursery team
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A fun week in Reception! 2.10.20

October 2, 2020 at 2:59 pm

This week the children have started their phonics activities . They have really enjoyed playing some of the phonics games on phonics play. We are really focusing on children identifying the initial sounds in words. Eg ‘s’ in ‘snake’

You can play the games at home too!

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1

You can log in for free using:

Username: march20 password: home

The children have enjoyed talking about their families. Thank you for all of the family photos!

This week in maths we have been focusing on number 1 and 2. The children have represented the numbers in different ways and used a 5 frame too. You can watch numberblocks one and two at home too!

We are continuing to support the children’s fine motor skills by completing Dough Disco sessions.

And of course we had lots of fun too!

We are working really hard to independently get changed for PE. Please keep practising at home.

Have a lovely weekend.

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A busy week in Nursery

October 2, 2020 at 2:13 pm

This week the children have been exploring both the indoor and outdoor environments. We have reintroduced play dough and all the children are keen to join in the activity. Due to the current restrictions we have made five different coloured batches of dough, one for each day of the week. This means that the dough has seven days to recover! Have a look at some more things the children have been doing in our indoor provision…

The children have enjoyed playing out this week in the varied weather conditions we have had. We play out in all weathers so please ensure your child is dressed appropriately. You can send a pair of named wellies to keep in Nursery but we do have a supply of spare ones for the children to use. Have a look at some of the things the children have been doing in our outdoor provision…
This week the children have been listening and joining in with “Big pig on a dig”. This is another rhyming story with lots of opportunities to talk about what is happening and try to complete the rhyming words.

This week’s task…

The children are trying really hard to put their coats on themselves. Well done for supporting them at home with this. Please continue to encourage them to be independent. As the weather gets colder and wetter some children change into wellies when they go to play outside. Could you support them to practice taking shoes off and putting them on again. You will soon realise that this is quite tricky and shoes with velcro fastenings are much easier than those with laces.

Have a good weekend, from the Nursery team.
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