Nursery 2020-2021

Timetable for Nursery  live lessons week beginning 11.1.2021

Tuesday 12th January 2021

9:15am Registration and Phonics

10:15am Maths

10:45am – 11:15am Break

11:45am Guided Reading

12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunchtime

1:45pm Thinking Curriculum

2:45pm Storytime

Children who are not able to join the live lessons, please see the work below.

Friday 15th January 2021


Phonics

We have been learning the following phonemes - s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o

Practise letter formation for ‘d, g, o’ using the rhyme below. Practise on your whiteboard or use a bucket of water and an old paintbrush outdoors.

d - round like a curly c, up to the top, down and flick.
g – round like a curly c, up, down and curl like a monkey`s tail.
o - round like a curly c, and join it up.

 

Maths

In maths this week we have been looking at 'more than' and 'fewer than'.

Look at the pictures below with your adult and answer the questions.


Which group of fruit has more than?

Which group of  fruit has fewer than?

Can you count them to check if you are correct?


 

 

 Guided Reading


We read English text from left to right and top to bottom.
This week we have shared the book ‘Cat in a Cap’.

Can you name the parts of a book- front cover, back cover, title-the name of the story? Read the sentences and match them to the right picture.

Pip got a kit

Pip can tip it.

Slink got a treat.

  

 


Thinking Curriculm

We have been thinking of different seasons and animal tracks

Share the link below and discuss similarities and differences with your adult.

  

 

How many did you get right?

 

Thursday 14th January 2021

Phonics

We have been learning the following phonemes - s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o

Practise letter formations for ‘d, g, o’ using the rhyme below. Practice forming in the air using your finger. Practise on your whiteboard.


d - round like a curly c, up to the top, down and flick.
g – round like a curly c, up, down and curl like a monkey`s tail.
o - round like a curly c, and join it up.


Draw a picture on purple mash, https://www.purplemash.com/login/

or on a piece of paper, or on your whiteboard.

Think of something beginning with ‘d’ ‘g’ and ‘o’. Can you write the grapheme next to the picture?

    

 

Maths

The three bears, Daddy bear, Mummy bear and Baby bear are very hungry.
Can you go outside and make some food for the three bears using natural materials, for example, grass, sticks, stones, soil?

 

Which bear needs more food?

Which bear needs fewer food?

How do you know?

 

Guided Reading


We read English text from left to right and top to bottom.
Name the parts of a book- front cover, back cover, blurb, author, page, title-the name of the story.
Shared read ‘Cat in a Cap’.

         

Re-read all the story.

Recap the story. Recap the words and phonemes from the story.

Pip knitted Slink a cap with pom-poms.

Can you draw your own cap for slink?

What will you add to the cap?

Use materials around your home to make the hat for Slink?

 

Thinking curriculum


Explore snowflakes by looking at a clip of them falling to the ground, using the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wNoxcshUuQ
 

Discuss what are snowflakes? Where do they come from?

Which season do we have snow and snowflakes?

What happens to them when they fall into your warm hands?

How do we dress for a snowy day and why?

Can you make a snowflake with the help of an adult?

 

 

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Phonics
We have been learning the following phonemes- -s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o
Today, we focused on the phoneme ‘o’
Sing the jolly jingle and do the action!

Can you practice writing the grapheme ‘o’? – Make sure you are writing anti-clockwise

Can you sound out each phoneme and blend them together to read the word?

Now have a look around your home and see if you can spot the ‘o’ grapheme!
 

Reading
We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.
Name the parts of a book- front cover, page, and title-the name of the story.
Can you say these phonemes?

Can you sound out each phoneme and blend them together to read the words?

Can you recap the story ‘Cat in a Cap’?

Maths
Count on your fingers 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 blast off!
Can you count backwards from 10?

We are going to have a picnic!
You will need to get some food and share it between 2 people.


Use the sentences from yesterday to describe how much each person has, such as ‘I have more than you’ ‘you have fewer than me’


Topic
Today we are going to do some exercise!
Adults, can you ask these questions below:
Why do we need to exercise?
What can we eat to keep us healthy?
What can we drink to keep us healthy?

You need to do some stretches to warm your body up and make sure it is ready to exercise!
Watch the video below and follow the instructions by Joe Wickes.

Now you have exercised, we need to cool our bodies down.
Try and balance on 1 leg and count to 3.
Touch your toes and count to 5.

 

Phonics

We have been learning the following phonemes-s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o

Today, we are learning the phoneme 'g' Be a phoneme detective and find 'g' objects in your

home, grapes, goggles, glitter etc. Draw some 'g' object and upload them onto JIT5, in BGFL.

 

Reading 

We read English text from left to right and top to bottom.

Name the parts of a book- front cover, back cover, blurb, author, page, title-the name of the story.

Look at the pictures to read the next half of the story. 'Cat in a Cap'

Were your predictions correct?

Can you retell the story to your adult?

Adults can you ask your child the questions below:

1.What did Pip make for Slink?

2.Do you think Slink is pleased to see the outfit Pip has designed for him?

3.Why do you think Slink runs away from Pip?

4.How does Pip’s superpower help her to get Slink?

5.Which part of the story do you like the best? Why?

 

Maths

Counting games- can you do 1,2,3,4,5 claps? Jumps etc.

Can you help Goldilocks to fill 3 bowls of porridge or cereal?  Whose bowl will be full, half full or nearly empty? 

You can even go into your garden and fill old pots with stones, pebbles, sticks and leaves. 

Thinking curriculum

Use the pictures below and ask your adult to help you order the story.

What happened at the beginning, the middle and the end of the story?

 

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

Children who are not able to join the live lessons, please see the work below.

Phonics
We have been learning the following phonemes- s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g, o
Today, we are learning the ‘d’ phoneme.
Can you sing the jolly jingle for ‘d’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI-pfeaErY4
Form the letter ‘d’ using the letter formation rhyme below

Can you think of words beginning with ‘d`’?

Can you use your robot arms to read some words with the phoneme `d`, for example, d-o-g, s-a-d, d-i-g, m-a-d.
Where can you see the phoneme `d` in the words above, is it in the beginning, middle or end?
Can you sing the jolly jingle as you beat your drum?

 

Maths
Today we are going to compare different amounts of water to see who has more, fewer or the same amount of water.
Can you get 3 glasses or cups?
Can you share a jug of water with your family?
Who will have more?
Who will have fewer?

Does anyone have the same?
See some examples below.

      

 

Reading
We read English text from left to right and top to bottom.


Name the parts of a book- front cover, back cover, blurb, author, page, title-the name of the story.


Shared reading ‘Cat in a Cap’. Read first half of the story and discuss the story with your children.

       

What has happened in the story so far?

Can you predict what will happen next?

Draw a picture of your prediction.

 

Thinking curriculum
This week children are reading the story, `Goldilocks and the three bears`.

 

You can watch and listen to the story by copying and pasting this link on YouTube below - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W52tjlaa3xk

Ask questions about the story.

What characters can you see? Where are the bears going? Where do the bears live? What is Goldilocks doing?

Who`s porridge does she like the most? Why? I wonder what the bears will do when they find out?

Make puppets from the story, who is your favourite character and why?

Use the puppets to act out the story with members of your family.

 

 

Nursery Homework 08.01.2021

Inside your child’s home school reading log, you will find a copy of your child’s username and password to access school online platforms.

Staff set Bug Club online books for children and parents to read at home. The books that have been allocated match the phonic phase that child is working on in school. If you have any difficulties logging onto and accessing bug club, please speak to your child’s key worker.

Education City

Please visit www.educationcity.com and log on using your child’s username and password provided.

Visit the ‘homework’ section where you will find two online activities which include a mathematics activity ‘Measure Up' and a phonics activity with a focus on ‘d’ ‘g’ and ‘o’ which are the phonemes of the week for next week.

Teachers can see when the children have completed an activity. Children who complete their homework will be rewarded with a sticker in school.

If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s key worker. 

 

Welcome to Nursery's homework page for parents and children.

Inside your child’s home school reading log, you will find a copy of your child’s username and password to access school online platforms.

Nursery Holiday Project for December 2020

 

Thursday 17th December 2020

Dear Nursery Parents,

Please see the timetable below. The lessons will be a short introduction with activities for children to do at home.

Registration 8.45am

Phonics 9.00am

Guided Reading 10.00am

Maths 11.00am

Topic 12.00pm

Story time 2.50pm. Don’t forget to bring your teddy.

Children who are not able to join the live lessons please see work below.

 

Phonics

We have been learning the following phonemes- s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,o,g,c,k

Phonics cup game

Label some cups with the letters sounds above. Hide an object inside one of the cups. Encourage your child to say the sound before peeping under the cup to find the object.

 

Reading

We read English text from left to right and top to bottom.

Name the parts of a book- front cover, back cover, blurb, author, page, title-the name of the story.

Shared read using Bug Club ‘Can you see cat?’

Try hard to use positional language to describe where the cat is hiding.

Write the word ‘at’ on your write board or piece of paper.

Change the initial letter to make new words.

How many words can you make?

C at

 

Maths

Please see below some examples of subitising cards.

Can you recognise how many dot there are without having to count them individually?

Task- Make your own matching pair’s game by drawing dots and writing the matching number onto pieces of paper. Take turns choosing two cards at a time until you get a matching pair. The winner has the most matching pairs. You can make this game more challenging by using higher numbers.

 

Topic

Share a Christmas story or look at some Christmas images.

Talk about what people do at Christmas time?

If you don’t celebrate Christmas then talk about something your family do celebrate and how it’s important to learn about different cultures.

 

Make a Christmas or happy holiday card for your friend, family or teacher.

Think about what you will draw on the front and what sounds you will use inside the card. Try hard to write your own name so the person knows who sent the card.

 

Wednesday 16th December 2020

Dear Nursery Parents,
Please join the ‘Nursery’ channel in Distance Learning. Mrs Gallagher will be working with Nursery Red, Nursery Green and Nursery Yellow.

Please see the timetable below. The lessons will be a short introduction with activities for children to do at home.

Registration 8.45am
Phonics 9.00am
Guided Reading 10.00am
Maths 11.00am
Topic 12.00pm
Story time 2.50pm. Don’t forget to bring your teddy. 

Children who are not able to join the live lessons please see work below.

Phonics
We have learnt the following phonemes- s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,o,g,c,k

Keep trying hard to say the phonemes in your own name and write the letters in your name from left to right.

Today we have a Christmas phonics shop. Can you help me label the objects?

            

Children say the word, then say the initial letter sound.
Can you find the letter on your phase 2 sound mat?
Draw the picture and write the initial letter sound. 
E.g. ‘s’ for star.

Visit Education City to practise your phonics or sing the ‘Jolly Jingles’ (in order) on you tube.

Reading

We are trying hard to read English text from left to right and top to bottom.
Name the parts of a book- front cover, page, blurb and title-the name of the story.

Shared read ‘Cookies’ on Bug Club. What do you think this book might be about?
Design your own cookie by cutting out a circle and decorating it.
Label your drawing with the initial letter sounds e.g. ‘c’ for cookie, ‘s’ sweeties etc. 


Maths
Try hard to count to 10 forwards and backwards with a big BLAST OFF!

Create a Christmas tree number line. Fold and cut your paper into a large triangle. Write numbers 1-10 down the page. Carefully with adult help, cut strips across the page. Can you mix the numbers up and put them in order?


Topic
Watch a clip of ‘The Snowman’ by Raymond Briggs.

Investigation- How do you make ice?
Can you change the colour or shape of ice?
How does ice feel? Can you think of three describing word?
What happens to ice when you leave it somewhere warm?
What happens when you put salt on an ice cube?

Remember you can save your work to show your class teacher on BGFL Launch 'My Files'. We look forward to awarding j2stars to children who share their work. 

 

Tuesday 15th December 2020

Phonics

We have learnt the following phonemes- s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,o,g,c.

Keep trying hard to say the phonemes in your own name.
Parents please write the letters in your child’s name on post it notes or bottle tops. Give your child a copy of their name card and challenge them to put the letters in order saying the sound for each letter.

 

Today we are learning ‘k’.

Task- Visit Education City and complete the phonics activities ‘g,o,c,k’.

Literacy
Read the bug club book ‘Kit’s Kip’. Try hard to segment (sound out) the letters in words e.g. K-i-t and blend them together to read ‘Kit’.

Can you find any more words in the book with ‘k’?

Try hard to form the letter correctly. Your adult could remind you of the letter formation rhyme “start at the top, all the way down, back to the middle and tie a bow.”

    
              

Mathematics

Use your number line in your class pack to count to 10 forwards, then backwards with a rocket blast off!

Draw around your child’s hand. How many objects can you fit inside the handprint? Can you find anything smaller to fit inside? Who has the biggest hands in your family? Can the person with the biggest hands fit more or less objects inside their hand print?

 

                                                   

Visit Education City and watch and join in with the number songs including ’10 Brown Owls’.


Understanding of the world

In phonics we have been learning the ‘k’ phoneme.

Can you make a kite and fly it in the sky? Think about the material you will need to use, should the material be light weight or heavy? Why?

Take a photo and save it on ‘my file’ BGFL launch.

 

                                                  

 

Monday 14 the December 2020

Phonics

We have learnt the following phonemes- s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,o,g.
This week we are learning ‘c’.
Can you find any objects around the house that have the initial sound ‘c’? Can you label the objects you find with a ‘c’. Try hard to form the letter correctly your adult could remind you of the letter formation rhyme “start at the top, go round like a curly caterpillar, ‘c’.”

Reading
Read the bug club book ‘Kat and Dan’ (Pink level)
Talk about the story and look out for the key word ‘to’ ‘got’ ‘not’  
Can you use recycled materials from around your home to make a new house for Kat and Dan? 

Mathematics
Use your number line in your class pack to count to 10 forwards, then backwards.
Play find the missing number by covering a number and working out which one is missing? How did you know?

Play hide and seek with your toys.
Use the prepositional language- Over, under, above, below, in front, behind, in, outside, next to.

Child hides the toys and adult helps to find them.  Can your child use and follow instructions to find the toy?


Understanding of the world
Get into the festive spirit by sharing a Christmas story or join in with the actions to this Christmas song

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000q5s8/magic-hands-magic-hands-at-christmas-1-i-wish-it-could-be-christmas-everyday?xtor=CS8-1000-[Discovery_Cards]-[Multi_Site]-[SL09]-[PS_IPLAYER~N~~P_MagicHandsAtChristmasE1] 

Can you create your own Christmas decoration?
Think about which shapes and colours will you use.
Use materials you have around your house e.g. cut up an old cereal box.
Share a photo of your creations on ‘My Files’ and be awarded with J2stars.

                                               

 

 

Friday 11th December 2020 
Developing fine motor and scissor skills



Practise your fine motor and cutting skills by making a paper snowflake.
Use a piece of paper or unwanted newspaper. Folder the paper as shown above. Work with an adult to cut small holes in your folded paper. Remember to be careful when using scissors because they can be sharp. Open your paper and hang your snowflake to make a festive decorations.
Take a photograph of your child’s work and save it on BGFL (Launch) ‘My Files’ to share with your child’s teacher.


Activity 2:
This week staff have set a number of activities including phonics, maths and topic work.
Log onto Education City and see the homework that has been set.
Your teacher will award J2stars for children who complete their homework. Prizes will be shared in school.

 

Friday 11th December 2020

Due to a problem with the heating and classrooms being too cold Nursery are moving to online learning.
We will keep you updated on when school will reopen.
Nursery will be taught on Teams in the Distance Learning Team in their class channel.

Please see the timetable for the day.
Sessions will be 10-15minutes with a follow up activity.

9.00 assembly
10.00 Registration and Phonics
11.00 Guided Reading
12.00 Maths
1.30 Topic - Music Bonanza
3.00 Story Time

Please have a whiteboard or paper and pen available if possible.
We look forward to seeing you.

Children who are unable to attend live lessons please see work below.

Phonics
In phonics the children have learnt the phonemes s, a ,t ,i ,p ,n ,m ,d,g,o.
Say the sounds in your name and write the letters using your name card. Can you write your name from memory?Get an adult to sound out the phonemes and you practise writing them.

Visit the following website to play initial letter matching game .

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html

Sing the jolly jingles on you tube.

Reading
Visit Bug Club to read ‘Nod’.
Talk about the pictures. Where are they? What is happening? Who is Nod? Where is Nod?
Can you say the initial letter sounds in words e.g. ‘d’ in dog, ‘S’ in Sam.
Look out for the tricky word ‘to’. 

Mathematics
Counting – counts the steps in your house as you go upstairs and downstairs. 
Counting rhymes see examples on Education City.
Write numbers 1-5, then 5-10. Can you find the right number of objects to match each number? For example, 3 apples for number 3.

Topic-  Music
On Monday some of the children made ‘g’ guitars using junk models and elastic bands.
What musical instrument did you make? Can you play your instrument to your favourite songs? Draw and label your instrument with help from your adult.
What is the initial sound of your instrument? Send us a picture or even a video.

We encourage families to share children’s work on BGFL ‘my files’ where teachers can look at children’s work and award J2stars. Children who collect the most J2Stars will receive a prize in school.

 

Thursday 10th December 2020

Due to a problem with the heating and classrooms being too cold Nursery are moving to online learning.
We will keep you updated on when school will reopen.
Nursery will be taught on Teams in the Distance Learning Team in their class channel.

Please see the timetable for the day.
Sessions will be 10-15minutes with a follow up activity.

8.45am register
9.00am Phonics
10.00am Reading
11.00am Mathematics
12.00pm Topic
2.50pm Story time

Please have a whiteboard or paper and pen available if possible.
We look forward to seeing you.

Children who are unable to attend live lessons please see work below. 


Phonics
In phonics the children have learnt the phonemes s, a ,t ,i ,p ,n ,m ,d,g,o.
Write the letters on pieces of paper and try to make new words e.g. sat, pin. How many words can you make?
Say the sounds in your name and write the letters using your name card. Can you write your name from memory?
Visit the following website to play initial letter matching game.
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html
Sing the jolly jingles on you tube.

Reading
Visit Bug Club to read ‘Dig and Tip’.
Talk about the pictures. Where are they? What is happening?
Can you say the initial letter sounds in words e.g. ‘t’ truck.
Look out for the tricky words ‘at’ ‘it’ ‘can’ ‘go’. 
Write the tricky words on large pieces of paper. Adult calls out the word and child has to run, jump or hop to the correct word.

Mathematics
Counting games- can you do 1,2,3,4,5 claps? Jumps etc.
Counting objects around the house.
Counting rhymes see examples on Education City.
Count forwards and backwards 1-10, then 20.
Have 5 toys ask your child to take one away and count the objects. Model saying one number name for each object.
Fast recognition of objects without having to count them individually (subitising). You a dice to practise this skill when playing a game.

Topic
On Monday some of the children made ‘g’ guitars using junk models and elastic bands.
Which other instruments to you know?
Watch this piece of music- can you name any of the instruments.
Can you make your own instrument at home?
Sing your favourite song, play your instrument and send us a picture or video.
We encourage families to share children’s work on BGFL ‘my files’ where teachers can look at children’s work and award J2stars. Children who collect the most J2Stars will receive a prize in school.

 

Wednesday 9th December 2020

Due to a problem with the heating and classrooms being too cold Nursery are moving to online learning.
We will keep you updated on when school will reopen.
Nursery will be taught on Teams in the Distance Learning Team in their class channel.

Please see the timetable for the day.
Sessions will be 10-15minutes with a follow up activity.

8.45am register
9.00am Phonics
10.00am Reading
11.00am Mathematics
12.00pm Topic
2.50pm Story time

Please have a whiteboard or paper and pen available if possible.
We look forward to seeing you. 

Children who are unable to attend live lessons please see work below. 

Phonics
In phonics the children have learnt the phonemes s, a ,t ,i ,p ,n ,m ,d.
This week we are learning ‘g’ and ‘o’.
Please find any objects around the house with the initial sound ‘g’ and ‘o’ e.g. ‘g’ for grape or ‘o’ for octopus.
Try hard to hold your pencil correctly and form the letters.
Visit Education City to complete the phonics activities including ‘g’ and ‘o’.

Reading
Visit Bug Club to read ‘Cat is Sleeping’. Look out for the tricky words ‘I’ ‘am’ ‘is’.
Can you say the initial letter sounds in words e.g. c for cat?
Share your favourite stories with your adult. Draw a picture and label it with initial letter sounds.
Try hard to read and write the letters in your name.

Mathematics
The children are learning about 2D shapes- circle, rectangle, square, star, and triangle.
Can you find any shapes in your house? What shapes are the windows, doors or TV?
Can you make a shape picture? 
Visit Education City to complete the activities including ‘size’ and ‘2D shape’.

Understanding of the world
Look out of your window and talk about the weather and the seasons.
What do you wear in winter or summer?
Visit Education City to complete the activity ‘seasons’.
Draw or use JIT5, in BGFL to create your season’s picture. 

We encourage families to share children’s work on BGFL ‘my files’ where teachers can look at children’s work and award J2stars. Children who collect the most J2Stars will receive a prize in school.

 

 

Friday 4th December 2020

 

This week, your child should have taken home a name card. Please could you support your child in hearing the initial sound in their name and use the letter formation rhymes below to write their name.

Next week, we will be singing 5 gingerbread men. Please support your child to use their fingers when counting.

 

 

 

Friday 27th November 2020


Next week, we will be looking at Road Safety in school. Please share the link below with your child and discuss the importance of keeping safe whilst crossing the road. Why we need to wear seatbelts and wear bright clothes or reflective clothing during the darker evenings, so that we can be seen when crossing the road. Also, why we need to find a safe place to cross the road whilst holding an adult’s hand. Your task is to design a poster for your front door or window.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAgxZ-l5pY8

 

Education City


Please visit www.educationcity.com and log on using your child’s username and password provided. Visit the ‘homework’ section where you will find a phonics activity with a focus on ‘i’ ‘n’ ‘m’ and ‘d’ which are the phonemes children have been learning in nursery.
Your task is to look for objects in and around your home starting with those phonemes.

If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s key worker.
 

 

 

Nursery 2020-2021

Welcome to Nursery's homework page parents and children.

Every Friday we will set homework for you to complete with your child.

Friday 20th November 2020 

Inside your child’s home school reading log, you will find a copy of your child’s username and password to access school online platforms. 

Staff set Bug Club online books for children and parents to read at home. The books that have been allocated match the phonic phase that child is working on in school. If you have any difficulties logging onto and accessing bug club, please speak to your child’s key worker.

Education City

Please visit www.educationcity.com and log on using your child’s username and password provided. 

Visit the ‘homework’ section where you will find two online activities which include a mathematics number video ‘5 Current Buns’ and a phonics activity with a focus on ‘s’ ‘a’ ‘t’ and ‘p’ which are the phonemes children have been learning in nursery. 

Teachers can see when the children have completed an activity. Children who complete their homework will be rewarded with a sticker in school. 

If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s key worker. 

 

Friday 13th November 2020

Reading 

Well done to the children who brought their book bags into school it was lovely to hear your ideas about your home reading book. 

Please bring your book bags into nursery every Wednesday.

 

Phonics

In phonics we are learning to hear and say the sounds of the letters, ‘s’ ‘a’ ‘t’ and ‘p’. We have been using jolly phonic actions and jingles to help us. Please find more information about phonics in the curriculum tab of the website, under English Curriculum.

Watch the video below and find some objects around your house with the following sounds. For example ‘s’ for spoon, ‘a’ for apple, ‘t’ for teddy and ‘p’ for penny.

Anti-bulling week 

Nursery will focus on being a good friend and recognising our emotions. 


We will be reading a range of picture books at story time linked to friendship e.g., Sharing a Shell, Lost and Found and The Smartest Giant in Town. We will be thinking about how the characters are feeling using visual emotions cards in class.

Nursery will have the opportunity to take part in friendship activities such as making friendship bracelets and cards for a friend.  Children will be encouraged to buddy up to play team games in PE and outdoor provision.

In communication and language children are encouraged to talk about who their friends are and why they are special to them.

In circle time we will be asking a question of the day such as, do friends like the same things? Staff will be spotting acts of kindness and rewarding children with lots of praise and a sticker.  

Look out for photographs on our Nursery Learning Journey page of the school website which will be shared at the end of the week.

 

Friday 6th November 2020

'Dough Disco' is a fun activity for the children which combines the use of play dough with a series of hand and finger exercises designed to improve fine muscle control. The movements develop children's fine and gross motor dexterity, hand-eye coordination and self-esteem.

Please see the video below of Nursery Red taking part in dough disco...

 





Press on the links below and have a try at the following dough disco movements at home...


http://Dough Disco to Incy Wincy Spider Nursery Rhyme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSBO8N4ctJg&list=PLE5NH_8stslu2_93xgNh6MqFuCkQePzDl

 

http://Playdough finger exercises to Twinkle twinkle little star- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JaF0mjG4e8&list=PL7stXD3f711Ol-NCT6ry2TwsrKoQp1COy&index=4

 

http://Playdough finger gym to the ants went matching nursery rhyme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocFu_ZFgQi4

 

http://Funky Feet Music-Play Dough Disco. Hand eye coordination, crossing midlines, developing fine motor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJQ2CaA7E50

 

http://Fine motor development | Playdough song | If you're happy and you know it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrBsNhwxzgc&list=PL7stXD3f711Ol-NCT6ry2TwsrKoQp1COy&index=6

 

Next week the children will be reading the Diwali story, decorating the home corner and taking part in Diwali activities. 

Our number rhyme of the week is ‘Five Little Diva Lamps’, please watch the clip below. 



If you are celebrating any events at home such as Diwali, birthdays or new babies etc. please share your news with your child’s key worker.



Reading 

Children took home their home reading book this week. Please share this book with your child, encouraging them to talk about the story, recall and sequence the story. Remember to return your book bags on Wednesday. 

 

 

 

 

Friday 16th October 2020

Early writing

Visit our Learning Journey, Nursery website page to see photographs of the children developing their fine and gross motor skills to become successful early writers.

Try these activities at home to develop your child’s fine motor skills:

Sort money into different colours or sizes, then post the coins into a money box.
Put your own clothes on trying hard to manipulate the zips and buttons
Use clothes pegs to help peg out the washing on the line. How many pegs did you use?
Thread a necklace using cut up straws, beads, or pasta tubes.

On Monday 19th October 2020 parents are invited to participate in a telephone parents evening. Parents were emailed on 13.10.20, if you haven’t received your email please contact the school office to arrange a telephone appointment with your key worker.

Homework- Parents are asked to tell your child’s key worker a WOW moment your child has had since starting nursery. This might be any achievement your child has accomplished e.g. using cutlery to eat at home, zipping up their coat or learning to peddle a bike. 

 

In mathematics we will be singing the '5 Little Ducks' song .
We will be trying hard to recognise numbers and counting accurately. 

 

 

 

Friday 9th October 2020

Well done to the children in nursery who have accessed Bug Club, it's wonderful to see so many of you reading our online stories.

If you need any support in logging onto Bug Club please talk to your child's key worker. 

As part of our Amazing Animals topic next week we will be reading 'Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell. 
Listen to the story below and think about which pet you would like and why?

We look forward to hearing your ideas next week. 

In mathematics we will be singing the '5 Little Monkeys' song and reading the big book of '10 Little Monkey's'. 
We will be trying hard to recognise numbers and counting accurately. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 2nd October 2020

Thank you for joining us for your Nursery Homework this week.

All week, in nursery, we have been looking at 2D shapes.

For your homework this week, can you please watch the video to remind you of the shapes we have seen in and around nursery.

 

 

Next, can you look around your home and local area to see if you can see any of the shapes we have talked about.

Can you see any triangles, squares, rectangles or circles?

Were the shapes big or small?

Can you remember how many sides each of the shapes has?

Have a go and if you need any help just ask your grown up.

 

 

Friday 25th September, 2020

Grove School uses an exciting reading programme called Bug Club.

This programme supports reading skills at home. Why not share an ebook with your child this weekend.

Don’t forget to look through ‘My Stuff’ to see your allocated books. 

Please look through the slides below and if you have any questions your child's teacher will be happy to answer them for you. 

 

 

Friday 18th September, 2020

It is time to get your listening ears ready children.

I wonder if you can recognise the sounds? 

 

Friday 11th September 2020 

It's time for a story! Can you listen to Mrs Sohal and then answer some questions. You might know the characters and the song from the story. 

Can your child talk to you about who lives in their house?

Have you any pets at home?

Your teachers are excited to hear all about your families and pets. 

 

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