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If you need to contact us about any of the work your child has been set or if you would like to share photos of the activities you have been doing or if you've found anything you think everyone else might find interesting, please email us: 

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Hello

 

We hope you are all well and that you are staying safe!

 

Here is a link to a fantastic blog post with lots of great ideas to keep little ones busy and learning. Have a go at some of these activities along with those in your home learning pack.

 

See you soon

Hello Nursery!

I hope that you are all well and that you are enjoying spending time with your family and doing some of the learning activities that I sent home.

Each week I will put some extra activities on our class page that you can try.  I hope that you will have fun doing them.

I would really love to see some photos of you and the things you have created as I am missing seeing you each day and would love to know what you have been doing.

Stay safe and I hope to see you all very soon.

Mrs Perry

xx 

Week 3 - 6th April

This week I have added some pictures of craft projects that you could try.  I have made the penguin and painted the fork flowers at home with my daughter, they are really easy to do but look lovely.  I hope you enjoy giving them a try and I look forward to seeing your creations.

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Maths

Here are some links to some maths games on Top Marks Maths website.  Start with numbers to 5 but then try numbers to 10 if your child is confident with their numbers. 

Pencil Control

Your child should be encouraged to grip their pencil like the picture below.

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Using a pencil, crayon or felt pen; follow the dashed lines to complete the patterns.  If you don't have access to a printer: Draw some dashed lines on plain paper for your child to follow. 

Easter Cards

Can you make an Easter card for your family?  It can be any design you want but here are some suggestions to get you started.  I would love to see photos of your completed cards. 

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Computer Home Learning Project

All of your fantastic home learning!

Welcome to Nursery!


Class Teacher: Mrs Perry

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Walker and Mrs Mason

 

 

A big hello from Nursery!

 

This page will give you lots of information about things we are doing in Nursery and how you can support your child in their learning.

 

In our Nursery we offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities designed to promote the cognitive, physical, emotional and social growth of its children. Children can enjoy experimenting with sand, water, paint, clay, glue, wood and many other basic materials.

They enjoy looking at books, listening to stories and learning songs and rhymes. They can dress up in the role-play area, play with a variety of toys and games and engage in food technology.

Our Nursery allows children to make decisions, take turns with each other, share the attention of the adults and establish relationships with one another.

By the end of their time in Nursery, children should be more confident, capable and ready for Reception.

 

Class Information

P.E will take place every Tuesday morning. 

Our First Week at Nursery

Your children have had a great first week at nursery.  Here are some photographs to show you exactly what they have been doing. 

Topic One - Why do I love you so much?

As part of our topic, the children drew portraits of their families.  They told us who the different people in the pictures were.  They all did a fantastic job!

We worked together to make pictures using hearts.  
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Topic two - Why do leaves go crispy?

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As an introduction to our new topic, Nursery went on an autumn walk.  We each took a bag and filled it with things that we found on the field and playground.  When we got back to class, we put everything on the tables and looked at what we had collected.  We talked about the different coloured leaves that we found as well as the berries and seed cases.

 

We are going to use the leaves to make a special woodland creature! 

What will it will be?

Leaf printing

We used some of the leaves we collected on our walk to do some leaf printing.

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Going on a Bear Hunt

We read the book 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. The children then went on their own bear hunt in nursery. 

 

Long wavy grass - Swishy swashy!

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A deep cold river - Splash splosh!

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Thick oozy mud - Squelch squerch!

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A big dark forest - Stumble trip!

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A swirling whirling snowstorm - Hooo Wooo!

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A narrow gloomy cave - Tiptoe!

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In to the bed. Under the covers. I'm not going on a bear hunt again!

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Mud Kitchen

To finish our autumn topic, we spent time playing in the mud kitchen.  They were all very wet and very muddy but the children had a fantastic time!  

Topic Three - Is it shiny?

We watched a video about things that are shiny.  We sorted some objects into things that were shiny and things that were dull.  We looked round school and found things that were shiny.

The children made sparklers for Bonfire Night using tinfoil and straws. 
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We also made bonfire pictures.
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The children were given pictures of things that were shiny and things that were dull.  They had to sort the pictures and tell me why they had put certain things together.
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Charlie and the Christmas Cat

Just before we finished school for the Christmas holidays, Nursery went on a trip to the Lichfield Garrick Theatre to watch Charlie and the Christmas Cat.  We had a fantastic time.  The children were great on the minibus journey to and from the theatre and they really enjoyed the performance.   

Welcome Back

Today we welcomed new children to nursery who have moved up from our Bright Beginnings.  They had a fabulous first day and enjoyed playing together outside.

 

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Topic 4 - Where does snow go?

The children came to nursery today to find lots of dinosaurs had been frozen during the weekend.  They were stuck in the ice!  The children had to use equipment such as spoons to try to free the dinosaurs. 

They were fantastic.  They all worked so well together to get the dinosaurs out of the ice.  There were some fantastic problem solvers who looked for other equipment around nursery to help them get the dinosaurs out.

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Ten in the Bed

We have had great fun reading our new book, 'Ten in the Bed'.  The children have been joining in with the words and even acted out the story.

 

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Footprints in the snow

The children made snowy footprints on black paper.  We used the wellies and some white paint.  The children walking, ran, skipped and slipped to make a fabulous trail of snowy footprints. 

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Topic 5 - How many colours in the rainbow?

Fruit Tasting

To begin our new topic we looked at the colours we could see in the foods that we eat.  We specifically looked at fruit.  After looking and talking about the colours we could see, we tasted the fruit to see which we liked best.

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Colour Hunt

We went on a walk around school to look at the different colours.  We finished our hunt in the hall where we had to find as many different things as we could that were coloured blue, green, red etc. 

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Chinese New Year

We celebrated Chinese New Year with the children.  As part of the celebration we watched a video showing two children explaining and enjoying celebrations, we made lucky fish and we also tasted some Chinese food - it was delicious! 

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Colour Mixing

The children mixed two colours of paint together to see what happened.  They commented on how the colours changed when the paint was mixed together.  They used the new colours for paintings which have been turned into clouds to go with the rainbow on display in nursery.

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Dance

The children took part in a dance workshop in school.  They had a great time and did not stop dancing for nearly 45 minutes.  They all said they were tired afterwards but they all really enjoyed themselves. 

Making Rainbows

The children used finger painting to create colourful rainbows.

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Topic 6 - Why can't I eat chocolate for breakfast?

 

Breakfast Tasting

To begin our new topic, the children in nursery tasted lots of different things that could be eaten for breakfast.  After tasting everything, the children had to decide which was their favourite.  They recorded their votes in a bar graph.

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World Book Day

The children dressed up as book characters to celebrate World Book Day 2020.  During the day we completed lots of activities based on Bing Bunny and listened to stories about Bing.  

 

We were luck enough to have Year 4 visit nursery to read stories to the children.

 

It was lovely to see so many of you for our parent session.  Thank you for completing the activities with your children relating to their favourite books and their favourite things.

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Vegetable Printing

As part of our topic we talked about foods that are healthy and good for us to eat.  The children named lots of different vegetables and told us about the vegetables that they like to eat.  We looked at some of these vegetables and then used them to print onto a large piece of material.

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Science Day

We had a special science day in school. Nursery were police officers for the day. We talked first about what the children thought the police actually did. 

We watched a video about a little girl who wants to be a police officer when she is older.  The children then made their own police badges. 

We thought about things police officers actually have to do. We talked about taking people to the police station and that before they 'go to jail' the person that the police officer has would have to have their finger prints taken. Each child then came and we used the finger paints to take their finger prints.

 

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Sport Relief 2020

Nursery took part in lots of sport activities to help raise money for Sport Relief.  We used the rebound nets, balls, baskets, beanbags, hoops and bats outside.  The children also did some yoga and action songs to finish off their day.

Helping your child

In Nursery we believe parents play an important role in their child's education. At the bottom of this page you will find lots of information for you to support your child in their learning. 

Throughout EYFS (Nursery and Reception) everyone works hard to develop each child's capacity to learn, helping them to make good progress and develop excellent attitudes.

 

The Keys Skills and Early Years Curriculum are delivered through a range of themes, developed through the interests of the children. 

 

The Nursery Curriculum (30 - 50 months) covers the Prime and Specific areas of learning.

Phonics in Nursery

We learn early reading skills in nursery through a variety of listening activities and the Read Write Inc. phonics programme.

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