Resources for home learning:
Websites now have their own page on the Year Group main menu page.
If you wish to send in your fabulous work to us, you can send it through to email@example.com
We look forward to seeing what you have done.
Follow the link below to sign up to a bank of online Rising Stars reading books. Don’t worry if you don’t see any books to begin with as your account needs to be approved. Allow a day or two and then log in again and the books should have appeared. There are a huge variety of books so please spend some time choosing ones that are suitable for your child; we would recommend the Lilac books for Nursery children as they have lots of lovely pictures to discuss with your child. Additionally, you may wish to read some of the books with text to your children and encourage them to talk about the story.
Please click on the files/resources below: Week Beginning 1st June
Hello Nursery Kangaroos,we hope that you have all had a good week, this half term our topic is ‘aye, aye, captain’, we hope you enjoy finding out about pirates. Please keep sending your photos and videos in to seesaw it is fantastic to see your all enjoying the activities and having fiun!
Click on the link below for a suggested timetable should you need one, but please do not feel you have to stick to this, you may have found your own way of structuring the day which works for you.
Please click on the ‘GOV.UK’ image above to read information written by the government to support children learning at home. We have selected the information aimed at nursery.
Introduce the new phoneme of the week: ‘a’
Listen to the song then try and join in.
What objects can you find around your home, inside and out, that begin with the phoneme ‘a’. EG ant, apple, alarm clock, album
We are continuing to share bedtime stories on our Facebook page. Look out for them and talk about who was in the story and what happened.
Which has been your favourite story, so far? Why?
Who will be reading this week’s stories?
Click on the link to hear our stories again:
You will need a cardboard tube (kitchen roll tube/ toilet roll tube) and elastic bands/ hair bobbles
Pull your elastic band/ hair bobble around the cardboard tube.
Challenge: How many can you put on in 30 seconds?
Now have a go at writing the grapheme/ letter ‘a’. To help you use and say the rhyme whilst writing it. Remember snappy fingers, hold your pencil nice and tight near the bottom of your pencil and rest your hand on the table. Children in the ‘triangle’ phonics group may be able to write a CVC word – eg ant, sad, sam.
‘round the apple, down the leaf.’
Now have ago at some ‘phonic’ activities.
Rectangles & New starters:
Socks and shakers
- Partially fill either opaque plastic bottles or the toes of socks with noisy materials (e.g. rice, peas, pebbles, marbles, shells, coins).
- shake the bottles or socks and identify what is inside from the sound the items make.
- Talk about the objects from the way they feel and the sound they make.
- Ask questions such as: Where might we find shells and pebbles?
We are continuing to focus on ‘Alliteration’. Remember this is when words begin with the same letter/ sound. eg: Alex ate apples, Rosies red roses
Digging for treasure
- Collect two sets of objects that can be hidden in a bucket or in a sand tray.
- Each set of objects must have names beginning with the same initial sound.
- Choose initial sounds for each set that sound very different from one another. (s – sock, sausages, sandwich/ p – paint, pan, pad, paper)
- Hide the objects in a bucket.
- now ask your child to pull an object out of the bucket and sort the objects by initial sounds
Oral blending and segmenting
Cross the river
Choose a selection of objects with two or three phonemes (peg, bag, pen, doll, hat, pan, pen).
- Make a river across the floor or ground outside with chalk or ropes.
- Place all the objects in front of the child. Make sure they know the names of the objects.
- The adult holds a toy and pretends to call out the name of an object in sound-talk (e.g. p-e-g).
- The children who have that object blend the sounds to make the word and cross the river.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkecHgtV13k – go through the sound mat
Have a go at the ‘flash card speed trail’
Practise the tricky words:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0 – tricky word song
Try the blending activity session: Learning to blend
Letter a recognition and sort – seesaw
Sort the objects that start with the initial sound ‘a’ – seesaw
Letter formation – seesaw
Login details below if needed:
Additional Phonics for Triangles:
Letters and sounds now have a channel on YouTube where phonics videos will be uploaded every weekday. Letters and sounds is the scheme we use in our school. This has been created for Reception and Year 1 children to practise their blending and segmenting skills and build on their phonic knowledge at home. However, they are also providing videos to support blending skills. This may help the triangle phonic group to develop their blending skills using the phonemes that they have already learnt. Daily videos will be available at 11.am for children to join in with. (Only appropriate for the Triangles group! Watch the ‘learning to blend’ sessions – other sessions may be too advanced and may confuse your child.) Click on the image below to go to the site. (when you are on the site you can scroll down to the bottom of the page to recap or see the overview of sessions to be taught)
For more phonic activities go to:
Click on the link:
Share the story of ‘Winnie and Wilbur stay at home’
Winnie and Wilbur get up to lots of fun things whilst they are at home! Your task is to send them a postcard to tell them about all the things you have been doing whilst you have been staying at home too.
Can you make marks on the left hand side of the postcard to tell us what you have been doing? Tell an adult what it is that you are writing so they can label your work for you. Maybe you can hear the initial sounds of the word you are wanting to write and can have a go at writing that letter? Ask your adult to write it for you first as an example so that you can try and copy.
On the right hand side of the postcard I would love to see a beautiful drawing of you doing one of the activities you have written about.
Remember: hold your pencil between two fingers and thumb and close to the point for good control.
Introduce the number of the week: 2
Go on a number hunt, this can be inside or outside. How many 2’s can you find?
As and when you can throughout your day count to 10, using the tune from the clip above.
Can you count out 2 objects. (These can be any object)
Now try and write the number 2. You could make it using objects (duplo, sticks).
Number 2 formation – Seesaw
Hidden Number 2 – Seesaw
Topic Linked Activity:
Aye, Aye Captain:
Share the image of the pirate. Find out what your child knows about pirates.
Who is it?
What do they do?
what do they wear?
Where do they live?
Mrs Cartwright and her daughter have been busy making some fun physical activities for you to try at home. Click on the activities below to have a go.
‘Seesaw’ is now up and running for nursery children, please make sure you have downloaded the app so you can join in with the activities and share what you are doing at home. It has been absolutely fantastic to see all the wonderful things that you have done so far.
If you haven’t signed up please make sure you download or use the ‘class app’. The class app will allow you to see the activities I am posting. This is not a public site, therefore you do need to sign up with the invitation that I have sent. Seesaw will allow you to send videos, photos and messages directly to me and I will respond back. So keep all the super messages and pictures coming in! You can now do this using your seesaw account or you can send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further home challenges
For further home challenges don’t forget to check our school Facebook page daily. Also, a reminder that links to other websites are now in a different place on our website, type Websites for home learning, into the search and it will direct you to the page.
Stay safe and enjoy your activities.
Welcome to our Nursery!
We aim to be a friendly, welcoming environment where every child feels happy, safe and secure.
The Nursery children are the ‘Kangaroos’. Mrs Kenworthy is the teacher supported by Mrs Hunt and Miss Goodair.
In nursery, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum with a strong emphasis on the ‘Prime’ areas of learning; Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. These areas are fundamental and work together to support development in other areas of learning called the ‘Specific’ areas of Learning; Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
In nursery, we aim to provide an enabling environment where children learn through play and are challenged, stimulated and engaged. This is planned through fun, purposeful activities, both indoors and outdoors, responding to the children’s interests and stage of development. We are committed to providing positive relationships where children are a valuable member of the team and community. We encourage all children to cooperate and share and to have the confidence to make choices and decisions for themselves.
An information board for parents is displayed in the cloakroom and hard copies of leaflets linked on this page and items of interest for young families are available to read.
Our Indoor Provision
Our Outdoor Provision
8:30 – 11:30
12:20 – 3:20
(Please note that we open the doors 10 minutes before the end of each session to ensure the children are released in the safest way possible while allowing staff to pass on any messages regarding your child)
Attendance is really important, should your child be unable to attend their nursery session, please inform a member of staff.
It is very important to us that you and your child feel happy and settled at Nursery, therefore if you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to talk to any of our nursery staff.
We are sure your child will thoroughly enjoy their time with us!
EYFS Phonics Meeting for Parents
Thank you to all our parents who came to our phonics meeting, it was lovely to see you all. We hope you found the evening informative and supportive. If you were unable to attend you can see our presentation attached below. We have also listed a range of websites and phonic booklets to support you with your child’s phonics at home.
Sports Relief Obstacle Challenge
Spring Fun 2020
Meet our Ducklings
Some eggs arrived in nursery and we thought about what might be inside. Then we observed what happen next. First cracks started to appear then tiny ducklings hatched out of their eggs. We have cared for the ducklings by giving them food, water and a clean home. We have also given them a bath, most days, which they love to go under the water. Now the ducklings are getting bigger and beginning to grow feathers.
Our Topic for Spring 2 is ‘That’s not my pet’
What do you know about pets?
What do you want to find out?
We have selected three challenges which we ask all parents and carers to support your child and practise them at home. Once you have had a go, send a ‘wow’ card in to school to say what your child has done to achieve each target, these can then be celebrated with their peers and displayed on the ‘wow’ wall. Challenges and targets are displayed and available in the cloakroom.
Up and Coming Events:
24.02.20 School reopens
25.02.20 Sponsored Pancake Flip
05.03.20 World Book Day
01.04.20 Decorated Egg Competition
03.04.20 Finish for Easter
06.04.20 Easter Holidays (2 weeks)
20.04.20 School reopens
Autumn Fun 2019
Outdoor Exploration and Busy Learning
Indoor Exploration and Busy Learning
In the Autumn term the nursery children took part in a Sponsored Rhyme Challenge. The children learnt a new rhyme each week for six weeks. At the end of the six weeks we recited all six rhymes to the rest of school. We would like to thank all family and friends who helped and supported us in our challenge as we raised a massive £526.50. All money raised has been used to purchase resources for the children in nursery.
We went on a bear hunt and we traveled through a gate, through some mud, through some long grass then we got to a forest. As we traveled through the forest we had to look for a bear. Once we found a bear we went for a teddy bears picnic.