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29th June 2020. This week's theme is Journeys.

22nd June 2020. The topic this week is chocolate.

15th June 2020 This weeks topic is Under the Sea.

8th June 2020

We hope you enjoyed last weeks topic. This week the theme is space. Keep up the good work and remember to let us know what you have been up to by emailing. F.gaskell@st-christophers.liverpool.sch.uk or tweet @ChrissiesSpeke.

Space

 

Space 

 

Songs

Mercury - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4EHK6sgoOI

Earth - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS0k8mODHCY

Mars - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1uZCUhc1ac

Saturn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1atObeHYe50

Sun - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plrC_OhEHJM

Stars - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws7nvigMUgE 

Comets - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPxS3U40_gQ 

Outer Space Adventure - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wLPlokj-1M

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCjJyiqpAuU

Zoom Zoom Zoom We're Going to the Moon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVLDtZEBfMI 

Suzy Orbit, Astronaut - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Leu_oyD3M 

 

Stories

If I were an Astronaut - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiihppsnygY

How to Catch a Star - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpyR6hJPxiw

Goodnight Moon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg3wI0OPRe0

Roaring Rockets - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q2gNbL2Njs

Aliens Love Underpants - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADnAGBWlzqE

Whatever Next! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn73STXrPP0 

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Mike and Muttnik on the Moon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9W8iV4AJYQ

Mike the Cosmic Space Monkey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZAaZDVqCiA

Space Picnic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d85dw-AcAaU

Star Wars - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEPxPkQY6V8&list=PL8snGkhBF7nj89rdPQNvqYcdZVINfU5FY

 

Activities

Playdough mats - http://resources.sparkleboxteacherresources.ltd.uk/sb1890.pdf

Split pin Astronaut (cutting skills) - http://resources.mysparklebox.co.uk/6000-7000/sb6425.pdf 

Passports - http://resources.sparklebox.org.uk/4000-5000/sb4098.pdf

Role play masks - http://resources.sparklebox.me.uk/7000-8000/sb7284.pdf 

Planets colouring - https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/ff/02/T-T-669--The-Planets-Colouring-Pages-_ver_3.pdf?__token__=exp=1591449236~acl=%2Fresource%2Fff%2F02%2FT-T-669--The-Planets-Colouring-Pages-_ver_3.pdf%2A~hmac=6b266c57c989c9ef7f1e0f743f0407222cafa13684b215d2dd28b370c935ea56

Cutting skills - https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/ff/3c/t-l-54207-back-to-earth-with-a-bump-cutting-skills-activity-sheet-english.pdf?__token__=exp=1591449274~acl=%2Fresource%2Fff%2F3c%2Ft-l-54207-back-to-earth-with-a-bump-cutting-skills-activity-sheet-english.pdf%2A~hmac=dedb4d4453881cb6a7ed959ab5788e6cbe60b6b073383b269ef6002218acb3cb

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1st June 2020

 This week's activities focus on the theme: What a Wonderful world. They also include basic skills activities (activities that should be completed regularly, based on English, maths and phonics) which are specific for nursery and reception aged children. Have fun completing some of them.

 

With many of our children at St Christopher's, as well as other schools around the country, having to self-isolate due to COVID-19 ( Coronavirus) we want to make sure that the children are still learning while at home. To help with this, we have created a sample timetable for learning at home, which you can find below.

 

We have created a home learning menu around a certain theme, with a selection of activities that you may want to do at home.  A new menu will be uploaded each week with a different theme.  We hope you enjoy trying some of the activities.

 

Below you will find lots of links to a variety of activities that you might want to try at home.

 

Finally, Twinkl.co.uk have a fantastic website that offers lots of wonderful resources and ideas. We have downloaded some of the activities to keep your child(ren) busy and learning while they cannot attend school. You can also find them below.

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Hi Nursery,

 

I hope you are all staying safe and well at home with your families and having lots of fun. We all miss seeing you at school and look forward to having you back. 

 

While you are at home there are some activities that you could do with your siblings or family (see underneath) which we would love to see you completing on our twitter page. Don't forget to take a look at the website 'Purple Mash' which has lots of exciting online activities for early years children in the 'Mini Mash' section (use the login details sent from school.)   

 

Enjoy your week everyone; I plan on doing some baking this week, yum yum!

 

Bye-bye for now,

Miss Walker x

 

 

 

 

Below are some activities for you to try at home.  We have created a home learning menu with a different theme for each week.  You can do as many of the activities as you like; there is no expectation for you to complete them all.  You might decide to do the same topic over 2 weeks and miss a different topic out and this is absolutely fine!  The activities cover lots of different subjects including English, maths, DT, science, history and geography.  We hope you enjoy the topics and have lots of fun completing the activities.

Happy Half term everybody!

 

I hope you are all still keeping safe and enjoying your time at home with your families. 

 

Here are some fun activities you could try over the week. Let me know which ones you enjoyed. 

 

I will speak to you all again soon.

Bye-bye for now,

Miss Walker x

Home learning - week 6 - half term fun

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Home learning menu - week 5 - Dinosaurs

Week 5 - Extra 'Dinosaurs' activities

 

Stories

The Dinosaur Who Lost his Roar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppyiuCyNGqY 

Dinosaur Dig - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSzxovZXzPU 

Dinosaurs Love Underpants - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-QiRX0J2tU 

If the Dinosaurs came Back - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUmMIgSygcQ 

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWoopkMgLqM 

Stomp Dinosaur Stomp - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxiYyXIc3Co

Harry and the Dinosaurs at the Museum - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DaHra2UmXc 

The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzOjs4irfAw 

Dinosaur Roar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap9w9W0O_CI 

Twinkle Twinkle Dinosaur - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt6HyW4Ci2k

How do Dinosaurs say Goodnight - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehd2rwG_0Cs 

My Grandma is a Dinosaur - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2tQEa4i1iU 

How to Grow a Dinosaur - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I_jqszdWI0

How do Dinosaurs Stay Friends - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyaXjZFKFHw

Danny and the Dinosaurs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6mPrs_uDWE 

Dinosaur Police - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gHeQnt_4xY 

All Aboard the Dinotrain - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtlSBBrDzdU 

How do Dinosaurs Play with their Friends? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y--X_LoLhk 

The Good Dinosaur - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmNsmTeEj2c 

Dinosaurs Galore! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5AFGqOaPaI

Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCR42DG1joU

 

Songs

Dinosaur Rap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhQkUowpNNo 

Dinosaur Songs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UIN9mqkvQ8

Dig it Up - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaT189ybUmw 

The Best Hunter - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaT189ybUmw 

If Dinosaurs were Still Alive - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oXZ_shnsZc 

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Tiny the T-Rex - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnlDBKD2S78 

Dinosaur Pose - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6aaXR1x6dg 

Home learning menu - week 4 - In my Liverpool home

Week 4 - Extra 'In my Liverpool Home' activities

 

  • Think about your friends near your home or at school. Decide things that would make you a good or bad friend (what could hurt/harm others or make them happy?) How would it make you feel? What differences and similarities do they have with their friends? 
  • Draw different sized pictures of houses - can your child talk about the size and sort them (big, medium, small.)
  • Play a who/what/where game about your home or surrounding area. E.g. where do you eat your dinner? Who sleeps in this room? Where is mummy's favourite place to walk? (Model and then encourage your child to ask the questions.)
  • Make a map on your daily walk - retell the event to a family member in the correct order. 
  • Draw pictures of your home or places of interest around your home holding the pencil correctly using the correct tripod grip (three fingers.)
  • Write your name on a picture of your home (adult write for the child to begin to copy some letters if needed.) 
  • Play find your name - write a few names, mix up and ask your child to find theirs. (Include names with the same initial letter as their own name.) 
  • Choose your favourite outfit to wear for your daily walk and try to dress yourself. 
  • When reading 'The Three Little Pigs' encourage your child to join in, repeat words or phrases or fill in the missing words. e.g. 'I'll huff, and I'll puff...........'
  • Choose your favourite book - talk about the setting, characters and events. 
  • On your daily walk see what writing you can find in the local environment. 
  • Draw pictures of things you see in the local area and write keywords about them/describe them.
  • Keep a chart of how many different things you see on your walk e.g. write and draw how many trees, cars, people. Compare the different amounts - what did you see more of? Did any have the same amount?
  • Count how many steps, jumps, hops etc it takes to get to a certain area of the home/local area.
  • Draw a number of houses and write out numbers to 5/10, children to match numbers to amount.
  • How to draw a house - http://resources.sparkleboxteacherresources.ltd.uk/12000-13000/sb12161.pdf 
  • Playdough mats - http://resources.mysparklebox.co.uk/6000-7000/sb6364.pdf
  • What shapes can you see? http://resources.sparkleplus.co.uk/sb439.pdf - Make your own objects using 2D shapes. Describe them e.g. tall/round. 
  • Talk about the key workers they see in the local area. 
  • Draw their home on a paint programme on the computer. 

 

Interactive Games 

Animal Home Builder - https://pbskids.org/arthur/games/animal-home-builder 

What's Behind the Door - https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/whats-behind-the-door?phase=1

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga - The Three Little Pigs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nac95KdNaZ0 

 

Stories 

My Home - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b--wk0rn6A

My House - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RdiWiFanqI

The House that Jack Built - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ6SrhhFYk0

No Place Like Home - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJUmb_vHVyY

The Three Little Pigs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLR2pLUsl-Y

 

Songs

Everyone Needs a Home - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGO2se-tjBo 

House Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUNTMKpoLAI

My House - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVZvC9e5oYw

When Goldilocks Went to the House of the Bears - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?bbc=goldilocks-house-of-bears

Week 3 - Extra Superhero activities 

 

Superhero mission cards - http://resources.sparkleboxres.co.uk/sb3678.pdf

Superhero passport to make together - http://resources.sparklebox.org.uk/4000-5000/sb4132.pdf 

Superhero masks - http://resources.sparkleboxteacherresources.ltd.uk/sb1923.pdf

 

Interactive games 

Find the number- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue 

 

Stories 

Supertato - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rze89HB9u8g

Even Superheroes Have Bad Days - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW_57SXjJmM 

The Three Little Super Pigs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUiohMZPnW0

Superhero Dad - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5twE6OmfhxU

Bedtime for Batman - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHhgxWI_K18

Ten Rules of Being a Superhero - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obnC8ZltD2A

Do Superheroes have Teddy Bears - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG9TBVqNHvM

Charlie's Superhero Underpants - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=080joyaFMAc

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Spider Power - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnO-lGEMOXk 

 

Some fun things to make

You could make your own playdough and enjoy making some superheroes http://resources.sparkleboxteacherresources.ltd.uk/sb2258.pdf

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Home learning menu - week 2 - bugs theme

More 'bug' activities

 

(You do not have to print everything out, they could be used as ideas.)

 

How many legs? - http://resources.sparklebox.me.uk/501-999/sb725.pdf

How to draw a butterfly - http://resources.sparkleboxteacherresources.ltd.uk/8000-9000/sb8228.pdf

How to draw a ladybird - http://resources.sparkleboxteacherresources.ltd.uk/12000-13000/sb12109.pdf

How to draw a caterpillar - http://resources.sparkleboxteacherresources.ltd.uk/12000-13000/sb12112.pdf

How to draw a bee - http://resources.sparkleboxteacherresources.ltd.uk/12000-13000/sb12295.pdf

Minibeast bingo - http://resources.sparklebox.me.uk/7000-8000/sb7899.pdf

Initial sound game - http://resources.sparklebox.me.uk/501-999/sb724.pdf

Initial sound game 2 - http://resources.sparkleplus.co.uk/sb105.pdf

Butterfly life cycle - http://resources.sparkleplus.co.uk/sb144.pdf

Bug spotting - http://resources.sparkleboxteacherresources.ltd.uk/sb2204.pdf

How many bugs? - http://resources.sparklebox.org.uk/4000-5000/sb4490.pdf

Symmetry/shape spotting - http://resources.sparklebox.me.uk/7000-8000/sb7927.pdf

Pattern sorting - http://resources.sparkleboxteacherresources.ltd.uk/11000-12000/sb11677.pdf

 

Interactive games

 

Inspecting bugs - https://education.abc.net.au/minibeast-games/ant/index.html

Bug game - http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/minbeasts/eng/Introduction/default.htm

Make your own bug - http://www.ictgames.com/minibeasts.html

Curious George bug collecting ( which has more) - https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/bugs/

 

Songs

 

Bugs' Life - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00o2Cbcc2N8 

Bug 'n' Roll - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oybEMWW23uU

Flitter-Flutter Butterflies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1B49em1vPU

Hungry Caterpillars - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gs8_VUSnMQ

Centipedes 100 Shoes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFCE8pZYDww

 

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Home learning menu - week 1 - colour theme

Sample timetable for home learning

Websites and activities for home learning

 

 

Hi Nursery,

Miss Walker here :)

 

I hope you are all okay and having fun learning and playing at home with your family.

 

I'm missing you all lots.

 

Have fun doing some of these activities.

Speak again soon. 

Bye bye for now.

 

x x x

Easter stories, songs and activities

 

HAPPY EASTER!

 

Activities

https://www.primarygames.com/holidays/easter/games/eastereggscoloring/

https://www.primarygames.com/holidays/easter/games/match_up/

https://www.primarygames.com/holidays/easter/games/eastershapepuzzle/

https://www.primarygames.com/holidays/easter/games/eastercoloring/

http://www.akidsheart.com/holidays/easter/ojs9/easterdeco.html

http://www.akidsheart.com/holidays/easter/ojs9/easterdiff1.html

 

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/bunny-mask-2

https://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk/easter-chick-plate-craft/

http://blog.chickabug.com/2014/04/easter-bunny-chick-fingerprint-craft.html

http://onekriegerchick.com/2014/03/31/spring-handprint-art-bunny-carrots/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/eastereggnests_93841

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/easter-kids

https://www.craftymorning.com/toilet-paper-roll-easter-crafts/

https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/toilet-paper-roll-bunny/

 

Printable activities

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/easter-colouring-pages

http://resources.sparklebox.org.uk/sb1230.pdf

http://resources.sparklebox.org.uk/4000-5000/sb4368.pdf

http://resources.sparklebox.org.uk/4000-5000/sb4350.pdf

http://resources.sparklebox.me.uk/7000-8000/sb7795.pdf

https://www.bestcoloringpagesforkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Easter-Bunny-Paper-Doll-Cutout-Printable-Activity.gif

https://www.bestcoloringpagesforkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Paper-Easter-Activity-Box-Template.jpg

https://www.bestcoloringpagesforkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Easter-Basket-Activity-Cutout-Sheet.png

https://www.bestcoloringpagesforkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Easter-Worksheet-Activity-Page.gif

http://printables.atozteacherstuff.com/download/easter/easternumbertrace.pdf

http://printables.atozteacherstuff.com/download/easter/bunnynumbertrace.pdf

http://printables.atozteacherstuff.com/download/easter/bunnycuttingpractice.pdf

http://printables.atozteacherstuff.com/download/easter/bunnyalphabettraceuppercase.pdf

http://printables.atozteacherstuff.com/download/easter/bunnyalphabettracelower.pdf

http://printables.atozteacherstuff.com/download/easter/easterbunnycoloringpage.pdf

http://printables.atozteacherstuff.com/download/easter/eastercoloringpage2.pdf

https://www.woojr.com/easter-tracing-worksheets-and-printable-activities-for-kids/easter-activities-size-recognition/

https://www.woojr.com/easter-tracing-worksheets-and-printable-activities-for-kids/easter-activities-egg-basket/

https://www.woojr.com/easter-tracing-worksheets-and-printable-activities-for-kids/easter-activities-egg-matching/

https://www.woojr.com/easter-tracing-worksheets-and-printable-activities-for-kids/easter-activities-egg-design/

https://www.woojr.com/easter-tracing-worksheets-and-printable-activities-for-kids/easter-activities-shape-recognition/

 

Stories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BakRa62GLbQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m_nh_pB5y8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-Z7GQDu0xE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1kRZB0Tc_k

 

Songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tyyh8rhwKQ8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pF7JpvUhcQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZLIiq7B85g 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOVFn2oZXWE 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPaaDjhVKqk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI5bj8iMTz8

Fun things to try at home over Easter

Welcome to Nursery

 

Our teacher is Miss Walker and our Higher Level Teaching Assistant/Nursery Nurse is Cindy.

We are lucky to have the support of Miss McCormack on Thursday and Friday mornings, and Tash at dinner time and during afternoon activities.

 

We always try our best and have lots of fun while we learn through play!

 

The Early Years (EYFS) curriculum focuses on the learning and development of the whole child. See the link for development matters below. 

Outdoor Learning

 

Outdoor learning is an important part of the early years curriculum so the children spend a lot of time outside. Please ensure your child has suitable clothing for the changing weather e.g. a cap for sunny days or a suitable coat, hats, scarves, gloves etc. as the weather gets colder. Thank you.

 

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Home/School Link

 

Your child will be given a reading book to take home each week to share together. It is a great opportunity to develop their speaking and listening skills and imagination.

 

This will be provided with a Key Worker book and activity book where parents and teachers can communicate about the child's development. The teachers will provide activities and next steps for your child to work on at home with your support. 

Upcoming dates this half term:

 

Current RE topic

Celebrations

 

 

Birthday

 

This topic is all about how we celebrate the birth of babies and our birthdays each year. This leads us on to learning about the birth of Jesus on Christmas day which fits in with our Nativity rehearsals. 

Welcome

 

We will be thinking of how we can make our new friends feel happy and welcome when they come to Nursery. We will be learning about Baptism and how this special occasion welcomes us into God's family. 

If you have any photographs of your child's Baptism we would love to see them!

Judaism

 

We have been learning all about the festival of Hanukkah and how special it it for Jewish people. 

We looked at the Menorah, and made and enjoyed pancakes to think about the special celebration. 

 

Myself

 

During RE sessions we learn to be a good friend, care for others and follow in the ways of Jesus. We are very respectful of our 'prayer table' which the children know is an important area within the Nursery to think about God. 

 

We are learning how 'precious' we are to God and thinking about our names. We have found our names in many differnt areas of Nursery and know that they are very special. 

Phonics

 

Phonics is a very important aspect of the Early Years curriculum which supports the children with their reading and writing skills ready for school. We focus on Phase 1 in Nursery with some aspects of Phase 2. Attached is the link to the 'Letters and Sounds' document,

 

 

 

 

Here are some phonics games to play and support your child with.

Spring 2

 

This haf term our new topic is 'Change'. We will be learning how different tthings change such as ourselves, plants and animals. 

 

Our new story that we will base lots of activities on is 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle. We may even get to meet some special guests very soon!

 

To begin our topic we made pancakes to celebrate 'Pancake Day'; following instructions to mix all of the ingredients together. 

 

Caterpillars

 

We were so excited to see that we had some visitors into our Nursery this week......caterpillars!!! As our new focus story book is 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and our new topic is change, we can't wait to see how our own caterpillars change into butterflies. 

 

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Spring 1

 

This half term in Nursery we have been focusing on the topic of ‘homes’. We have been reading the stories ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘Where’s Spot’ to base lots of our activities around. 

 

We used 2D shapes to make our own homes and found our door number to add to the front. We have also spent some time on adding and subtracting by playing games; recognising how amounts change.

 

Our first week back after the Christmas holidays was all about keeping safe whichj the children really enjoyed! 

 

We have been having a focus on Chinese New Year; making dragons, role playing in the Chinese restaurant and even trying some Chinese food! 

 

We have a fun filled few weeks!   

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NSPCC Number Day

 

We had a focus on 'sharing' through the story 'The Doorbell Rang'. The children loved sharing out cookies to eat. 

Autumn 2

 

This half term is a really exciting one in Nursery in the build-up to Christmas.

Our topic is 'Senses' which we will base lots of fun activities around including food tasting, colour mixing, playing with different textures and exploring in the school forest. 

In maths we are focussing on positional language, comparing quantities and shapes and patterns. 

Our new storybook is the brilliant 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt', which both the children and adults love to read!

 

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After lunch we found muddy paw prints in our Nursery so we had to go on a hunt around school to find some clues as to who left them. We asked teachers and children who told us what they found. Charlie and Terry in Year 5 told us they saw something big running down the corridor and Mrs Harrop found some fur on the floor. We used these clues to find that it was........A BEAR! 
Nursery Christmas Party

Visit from Santa and his Elves

 

In Nursery we were surprised by a visit from some of Santa's Elves all the way from the North Pole! We put our letters to Santa in an envelope, put a stamp on and posted it in a special post box.

Senses

 

We began learning all about our senses through a carousel of activities relating to each sense. We tasted and smelt food without being able to see, listened to sounds on the interactive whiteboard, used a feely bag to guess what was inside using only our hands and looked around nursery trying to find different toys. 

Outdoor Learning Day

 

This week we celebrated 'Outdoor Learning Day' by doing outdoor based activities which the children loved! Our focus was 'wild art'; using natural materials to create pictures. We ventured off in search of wild materials in the Nursery garden, the school 'forest' and even into the garden on the 'big' yard. Take a look at some of our work.

Autumn 1

 

This half term is very exciting in Nursery as it is the time where we all get to know our new teachers and friends. We will spend time exploring and investigating in our new classroom and finding out all about ourselves.

 

Our first main topic is all about 'Myself' where the children will engage in a variety of creative activities to base their learning on. We will be linking these activities to the story 'Come on, Daisy' 

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We were shocked to find puddles left in our Nursery with the children questioning, 'how they got here' and 'who left them?' We followed the trail to find Daisy Duck from our new 'Talk 4 Writing' story!  

During maths sessions we will be working with numbers to 10, sorting and using the language of size, and focussing on the shapes; square, circle, triangle and rectangle. 

 

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Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

 

As our topic is 'Myself' we were singing all about our bodies and learning the many different body parts we have. We drew around Orla Nursery 1 and Freddie Nursery 2 before labelling them. 

Parent/Carer Information Meetings

 

Thank you to all the parents and carers that came to meet the teachers and see their child's work. The children were very excited to show you around their classroom. 

Technology

 

We are loving learning how to use and move our new robot 'Sphero' with the Ipad. The children found it so funny watching as it rolled towards each other and bumped into our furniture. 

We have been having lots of fun making new friends and settling back into the routines on Nursery. Take a look at the other exciting activities we have been doing in our first few weeks. 

Come back and visit Nursery's page soon! smiley

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