Nursery 2020-2021
Welcome to Nursery!
Spring 1 2021

 

Timetable for Nursery  live lessons week beginning 11.1.2021

9:15am Phonics
10:15am Maths
10:45am – 11:15am Break
11:45am Reading
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch
1:45pm Thinking Curriculum
2:45pm Storytime

Stars of the Week!

 

Friday 15th 2021

Phonics

In phonics, we re-visited our phonemes of the week 'd', 'g' and 'o'

We had lots of practise in writing the graphemes.

We then wrote the graphemes at home and play phoneme hop!

Look at our lovely work!

 - Aiden

 - Manjot

 - Kavnoor

 

Maths

In maths, we have been learning ‘more than’ and ‘fewer than’.

We looked at a toy shop and compare the quantities using this vocabulary.

We then created our own toy shop at home and used our full sentences to describe how many?

Look at what we made!

 - Ibraheem K

 - Aiden

 - Kavnoor

 - Manjot

 

Guided Reading

In guided reading, we have been reading the story 'Cat in a Cap'

We looked at a sentence and was able to choose the right picture.

We then thought about drawing our favourite part of the story.

Look at our lovely work!

 - Manjot

 - Kavnoor

 - Aiden

 

 

Thursday 14th January 2021

Phonics
In phonics, we re-visited our phonemes of the week ‘d’, ‘g’, and ‘o’
We thought about some objects with the initial phonemes of ‘d’, ‘g’ and ‘o’.
We then draw these objects and wrote the grapheme.
Look at our lovely work.

 - Fahim

Manjot

 

Maths
In maths, we have been learning ‘more than’ and ‘fewer than’.
We went into our gardens and found some food for our three bears.
We practiced using our sentences to describe who has more or fewer.
Look at our lovely work.

 - Kavnoor

 - Manjot

 - Aiden

 

Guided Reading
In guided reading, we re-read the story of ‘Cat in a Cap’
We could remember that Pip knitted Slink a cap with pom poms and a spotty outfit.
We then thought about designing our own outfit for Slink.
Look at what we have made.

 - Ibraheem

 - Manjot

 - Kavnoor

 

Thinking Curriculum
We learnt all about what snowflakes are and where they come from.
We then look at the different designs of snowflakes.
We decided to make our own snowflake using paper and scissors.
We made sure to be extra careful with our scissors.
Look at what we have made.

 - Aiden

 - Ibraheem

 - Manjot

 

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Phonics
In phonics, we have been learning the phoneme ‘o’.
We became phoneme detectives and went searching for the grapheme ‘o’ around our home.
Look at what we have found.

 - Manjot

 - Zunairah

 

Maths
In maths, we have been learning ‘more than and fewer than’.
We created a picnic for the three bears and practised using our maths vocabulary such as ‘more than’ and ‘fewer than’
Look at our lovely work.

 - Ayden 

 

  - Aiden - Ibraheem

 - Manjot

 

 

Guided Reading
In guided reading, we have been retelling the story of ‘Cat in a Cap’
Look at our lovely work.

 - Manjot

 

Thinking Curriculum
Today we had a PE session where we watched a Joe Wicks’ exercise video.
We then thought about what we could do for our cool down.
Look at what we did.

Kavnoor

 - Manjot

 

Tuesday 12th January 2021

 

Phonics
In phonics, we have been learning the phoneme ‘g’.
We went looking around our house for objects beginning with ‘g’.
Look at what we have found.

 

Manjot - Manjot 

 - Ibraheem

Maths
In maths, we have been learning ‘more than and fewer than’.
We got 3 different sized bowls for each of the Three Bears from the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’
We used our sentences to describe the bowls, such as ‘Daddy bear has more than Baby Bear’
Look at our lovely work.

 - Ibraheem 

 

Topic
We have been recalling the story, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’
We made our own story map!
Look at our fabulous work!

 - Yasai    - Manjot

 - Aidan

 

Monday 11th January 2021

In phonics, we have been learning the phoneme ‘d’.
We found or made a drum to use whilst singing our jolly jingle for ‘d’
Look at our lovely work.

 

In maths, we have been learning ‘more than and less than’.

We looked at different amounts of water in 3 glasses and thought of some sentences to describe them. For example, this glass has more than this glass.
We then poured water into 3 glasses and practised saying ‘more than and less than’
Look at what we did!

 

In guided reading, we have been looking at Cat in a Cap!
We read half of the story and came up with our own predictions for the next half of the story.
Look at our lovely work!

 

In our thinking curriculum session, we read the story, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’.
We talked about the characters and what happened in the story.
We then made our own Goldilocks’ puppet to retell the story to our families.
Look at our fantastic work!

 

Friday 8th January 2021

We really enjoyed drawing gingerbread men and also acting out the story with our families. 

 - Aidan

 - Parisha

We have been trying really hard to form the letters of our name. 

We have been trying really hard to order the letters of our name. 

We have looked at 2D shapes today. 

In phonics, our phonemes of the week are ‘I’, ‘m’ and ‘d’

We went around our home to find objects with the initial phonemes.
Look at what we have found.

 

In guided reading, we read the book ‘In a Pit’.
We practised segmenting and blending words such as m-a-t mat and p-i-t pit.
We discussed how ‘a’ fell into the pit and used a mat to get out of the pit.
We then thought of our own ideas of how to help ‘a’ cross to the other side.
Look at our lovely work.

 

In maths, we have been learning about 2D shapes.
We discussed how many corners and sides each shape had.
We then looked at the differences between 2D shapes.
We went on a shape hunt around our home to find objects that are a square, circle, triangle or rectangle.
Look at what we have found.

Thursday 7th January ,2021

Great phonics work. You were all able to go on a phonics hunt around your home looking for objects with the phoneme l,m and n.

  

 - Parisha

 You listened to the story 'Sid's Nits' in Guided Reading and drew your favourite part from the story.

 

 

 

In maths this morning, we have been subitising different groups we also enjoyed playing 'I spy a Magpie' on Education City.

 - Parisha

 

 

Wednesday 6th January 2021

 

Look at our fantastic phonics.

We have been learning the phase 2 phoneme ‘n’ today.

We had a think about some objects and their initial phoneme.
Look at what we have found.

 

In Guided Reading, we read the story ‘Is Nan In?’
We then thought about what the children used to make different sounds.
We created our own instruments using materials in our home.
Look at our lovely work.

 

In Maths, we looked at some dice.
We practised subitising different groups of dots.
We then made our own dice.
Look at what we made.


In our topic session, we have learning about Winter.
We looked at what happens in Winter and what we need to wear.
We then drew our own Winter pictures.
Look at our lovely work.

Tuesday 5th January 2021


Look at our fantastic phonics.
We have been learning the phase 2 phoneme ‘i’ today.
We went on a phoneme hunt in and around our home to find objects beginning with ‘m’ and ‘i’.
Look at what we have found.

 

In Guided Reading, we read the story ‘Tin Man Tim’
We then thought about what materials Tim would collect using his magnet.
Look at our lovely work.

 

In Maths, we have been learning to subitise a group of objects.
We found different ways to show a group of objects to help us with our subitising.
Look at what we have found.

In our topic session, we have been looking at the
Gingerbread Man story.
We made our own Gingerbread man and retold the story to our families.

Autumn 2

Our half term topic is ‘On the high street.’

We will be learning about and celebrating our local community, people who help us, road safety and festivals. 

December 2020 

Nursery were decorating the Christmas tree when a visitor arrived... can you spot Santa's elf? 

 

Can you spot what the mischievous elf has been doing while we weren't looking? 

 

  

November 2020 

In our nursery assesmbly we shared the story of Rama and Sita and looked at diffierent ways people around the world celebrate Diwali. The children acted out the story using masks then problem solved making their own masks of the evil king called Ravana who had ten heads. 

 

 

Children have enjoyed celebrating Diwali by wrapping presents for their families using different ways of joining materials together. 

 

  

Over the half term holidays nursery children went on a seasons walk around their local community with their parents. The children collected autumn treasures and used mathematical vocabulary to compare size, colour and shape.

At school the children made binoculars and spotted wild life in our nursery garden. The children learnt the names of the birds that visit our garden such as pigeons, robins, magpies and seagulls. We made bird feeders and hung them in the garden to attract more birds.

 

 

Autumn 1

Our topic this half term is Amazing Animals.

October 2020 

Early Writing- It is essential children develop their hand and finger strength, pencil grasp, hand eye coordination and visual perception in order to be a successful writer.

In order to support children’s early writing skills children have participated in a fun range of gross and fine motor skills. Gross motor opportunities including; peddling bikes, block play and large painting.

 

   

Fine motor opportunities including; manipulating small objects, play dough and threading.

    

Nursery have enjoyed mark making in a range of different media such as; sand, paint and water. It’s been exciting hearing children beginning to comment on the marks they have made.

  

September 2020 

Nursery have continued to explore the indoor and outdoor provision. 

Children have been developing their awareness of nursery routines and making new friends. We have played lots of name games to encourage children to get to know children in their group. 

We read the story Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd. We enjoyed the rhyming words. The children enjoyed taking care of the dogs including feeding and walking them in the outdoor area.  

 

 

 


This week it has been wonderful to meet our new nursery families as they have joined us for stay and play sessions in our nursery garden. It has been excited to play, explore and find out all the things you love to do. We have been learning about nursery rules and routines and how to make the right choices. Next week we look forward to exploring the different rooms in nursery. We will be developing our imagination skills, turn taking and listening skills. 

During our induction we shared ideas about healthy eating including a healthy pack lunch.

To find out more information please talk to your childs key worker. 

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