Back to Nursery!

December 4, 2020 at 1:24 pm

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The children returned to Nursery this week after two weeks off for some of them. They have really enjoyed being back and have settled back into routines and friendships.

We put out a tree for the children to decorate and some children helped to set up the Nativity scene…

Over the last few weeks we have added some enhancements to some of our areas of provision including tape measures, an ‘Estimation Station’, a laptop (to role play ‘Google Meets’!), calculators, cameras and a voting station. The children have been choosing the story they want to hear by putting a brick into the appropriate jar.

We have also improved our outside water are with new resources…

The children now have name cards with photos on so that they can write their names on pictures independently or write a card for their friends. They have enjoyed recognising themselves and talking to their friends about the pictures.

The children have continued to enjoy joining in with ‘Write Dance’ activities to promote physical development. here is one they really enjoy…

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Thank you to all the parents who have added comments to our observations or indeed added their own observations. It is great to hear what you have to say about your children. Please keep adding to the learning journey.

The children have been invited to wear Christmas jumpers on Thursday of next week but could we please ask that they wear them on Wednesday as well as we have a surprise we are preparing for parents!

Finally…

Today it snowed!

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Foundation Blog – Home Learning – 01.12.20

December 1, 2020 at 8:44 am

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Today is our last day of online learning! We are looking forward to seeing you all again tomorrow. Here’s the activities for today.

Challenge of the day

Today’s challenge of the day focuses on being independent. You could start by ensuring your child can get dressed by themselves. This is something that all children (throughout the school!) find tricky before and after PE lessons so lots of practice is always helpful. You may like to extend this task and introduce some little jobs that may help you around the house.

Can you get undressed by yourself?

Can you get dressed by yourself?

Can you fasten buttons and zips?

Can you put on and take off your shoes and coat?

If you’d like a real challenge you could have a go at fastening shoelaces?

Every child is different so have a think about jobs or tasks that you could introduce. For example cleaning teeth, washing, taking plates to the sink after meals or putting toys away. This is a great opportunity to make your own lives easier!

We know that often these things are easier said than done and may become a bit of a battle. Foundation Stage staff are all happy to help so if a phone call from a member of school staff might help just let us know and we’d be happy to give you a call or send you a video message.

Reception only – Phonics

Today’s letter sound is ‘m’. Can you thing of any words that begin with the letter sound ‘m’?

Here are some we have thought of. Can you read them? Can you write them?

Please also continue with your daily name writing.

Here are some useful video links to watch.

Reading at home

There are some super, free eBooks available on: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk You will need to create an account but it is completely free.

Reception only – Maths

Today we are continuing to look at circles and triangles. Can you find circles and triangles in these pictures? Can you create your own shape picture?

Nursery Phonics

Environmental sounds

A fun activity…

Make some tasty food for all the family.

Children love to help with cooking and baking. They can mix the ingredients while you chat about what you are doing.

Stories and songs for everyone to enjoy


Extra sheets to print

Have a lovely day and see you all in the morning!

The Foundation team

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Foundation Blog – Home Learning – 30.11.20

November 30, 2020 at 8:06 am

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Good morning! We hope you are all well. Have a go at these activities.

Challenge of the day

Your challenge today is to have a picnic with your family!

How many people will come to your picnic? How many plates will you need? How many cups? If you bring too many or not enough plates/cups can you add or take away one?

What food will you serve at your picnic? Could you write a menu? Could you write down what each person would like to drink?

Maybe you will help your grown-up to prepare the food? You might need to count out or weigh the ingredients!

Reception only – Phonics

Today we will be focusing on the phoneme ‘n’. Can you thing of any words that begin with the letter sound ‘n’?

Here are some for you to read and write.

Please continue to practise your name writing.

Here are some useful video links to watch.

Reading at home

There are some super, free eBooks available on: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk You will need to create an account but it is completely free.

Reception only – Maths

Today we are looking at circles and triangles. Can you find circles and triangles in these photos? How many can you see?

Go on a hunt around your house looking for circles and triangles. What do you notice? What happens if you turn the shape around?

Nursery Phonics

A fun activity…

Pretend to be a postman.

Your child can write, draw, paint or stick to create a masterpiece picture, letter or postcard. Send it to someone special or even to school. Put it in an envelope and post it if you can.

Stories to enjoy

Extra sheets to print

Have a lovely day.

The Foundation team

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A quiet week in Nursery

November 27, 2020 at 11:51 am

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What a very strange week! Most of our children have been at home and lots of you have joined in our Google Meet sessions. We have really enjoyed them and hope you have too. We are aiming to do some more at the beginning of next week.

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We are really getting to grips with using this new system and hope you are enjoying all the observations we are posting out. Don’t forget you can add observations of your child’s achievements as well and can add comments to our observations. You will have to set up your own alerts on the system to inform you when an observation has been posted.

A few children in Nursery

We have had a few children in Nursery at the end of the week as they have definitely not been in contact with the child who had the positive test. Have a look at some of the things they have been doing…

Finally here is a story we have been listening to this week. It is a funny story and you can share it at home with your child…
Have a safe weekend, from the Nursery team
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Foundation Blog – Home Learning – 27.11.20

November 27, 2020 at 8:48 am

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It’s Friday! Well done everyone for your hard work this week. We have missed you all and we are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Challenge of the day

Today’s Challenge is to think about the days of the week and maybe even the months of the year.

Do you know the days of the week? What day is it today? What day was yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?

Maybe you could make a display in your house to help you keep track of the days?

Take a look on Youtube. There are lots of days of the week songs. Which is your favourite?

You might also like to think about the months of the year. Do you know the months? Do you know when your birthday is?

Reception only – Phonics

Today we will be looking at the letter ‘i’. Can you think of any words that begin with the letter sound ‘i’. It’s quite tricky!

Here are some words for you to read and write.

Please continue to practise your name writing skills.

Here are some useful video links to watch.

Reading at home

There are some super, free eBooks available on: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk You will need to create an account but it is completely free.

Reception only – Maths

Keep going Reception. You are doing amazingly well. Have a go at this challenge.

There are 6 frogs on a log. One jumps into the pond. How many frogs are left on the log? Can you draw a picture to show the number of frogs? Can you create a 10 frame and place 6 objects on it. How many left when you take one object away?

Nursery Phonics

Body percussion

A fun activity…

Making a den.

Have you got a clothes horse? Or use a small table and cover it with a cloth to make a den.

Children love to create a special cosy place where they can feel safe and secure but also where they can use their imagination to play a game or just get cosy and read a book.

Stories and songs for everyone to enjoy

Extra sheets to print

Have a lovely weekend.

The Foundation Stage team

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Foundation Blog – Home Learning – 26.11.20

November 26, 2020 at 8:14 am

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Challenge of the day

Today’s challenge is to sort objects. Can you sort by colour, shape and size? What else could you sort by?

If you’re feeling fancy you could extend this by sorting numbers e.g. Numbers that are more than 3 and numbers that are less than 3.

Which one doesn’t belong has lots of pictures that you could use to spark discussion about sorting into groups. The shapes ones will probably be most interesting for Nursery & Foundation stage- maybe leave graphs and equations for now!

Reception only – Phonics

We would like you to continue with your letter formation practise. Todays letter sound is ‘p’. Can you think of any objects that begin with the letter ‘p’?

Have a go at reading these words and maybe try to write them too.

Please keep practising your name writing. We can’t wait to see how well you have improved when you come back to school.

Here are some useful video links to watch can you remember all the actions? Can you write any of the tricky words?

Reading at home

There are some super, free eBooks available on: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk You will need to create an account but it is completely free.

Reception only – Maths

Lets see what you can remember about 1 more and 1 less. Can you have a go at this maths challenge?

Park 5 toy cars in pretend car park. If one car drives away, will there be more or fewer cars? Drive one away and check by counting. Park a different number of cars in the car park and do this again.

If you are feeling confident, can you try moving 2 cars to see what 2 less is?

Nursery Phonics

A fun activity…

Make a collection of treasure. Your child can make a collection of anything that excites them and will love to store them in a special box or basket that belongs just to them.

Stories and songs to enjoy

Extra sheets to print

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