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W/b 10/06/19 TOPIC: 'The Three little pigs'

On Monday is our PE lesson. We will practise different activities for our Sports day.

On Tuesday we will read the story of 'The Three Little pigs' and talk about working together and looking after each other. 

On Thursday is the Woodlands day.

On Thursday we will look at the numbers around us, talk about BIG and small numbers, select correct amounts and count objects by touching.

In Phonics focus for the week will be to revise previously learned letters and sounds.                                

Revise High Frequency Words (HFW): in, on, it, at, and, is.

Continue to support children with initial sounds in words and oral blending and segmentation: l-e-g, c-a-t. 

Have fun making rhyming string: cat, mat, bat; leg, peg, beg.

W/b 3/06/19: TOPIC: 'Handa's surprise'

On Monday we will read the story and talk about the characters, the setting and the events. We will talk about understanding of a surprise, paying attention to what happens around us and the humour in the story.

On Tuesday will be our PE lesson. We will practise different activities for our sports day.

On Wednesday we will have our music lesson. We will use different musical instruments to show how different animals from the story move.

On Thursday we will focus on fruit from the story and will look at different ways to sort them: shapes, colours, sizes, etc.

On Friday we will look at different fruit from the story and use different senses to describe them: look, feel, taste. 

In Phonics focus for the week: Revise previously learned letters and sounds                                

Revise tricky words: no, go, I, the, to

Continue to support children with initial sounds in words and oral blending and segmentation: d-o-g, p-e-n.                                    

W/b 13/05/19 Topic: 'The three Billy Goats Gruff'

On Monday we will have our PE lesson. We will practise different skills for our sports day, as well as focus on getting dressed and undressed independently.

On Tuesday we will read the story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff', talk about emotions, looking after each other, making right choices and working together. 

On Wednesday is our woodlands day. Part of our class will go there to decorate the templates of butterflies.

On Thursday is our maths day. We will talk about the positional language:under, over, on the top, etc. linking to the story. 

On Friday is our Understanding of the World day. We will talk about floating and sinking and investigate which objects float or sink and why.

Every day we have our carpet session when we talk about days of the week, months of the year, we sing the alphabet song and talk about numbers around us. Help us to learn them at home too.

In phonics we are looking at the sounds the letters make, talk about initial sounds in words and the words that rhyme. We will play different games to help us to learn: I spy..., Go for a walk..., Find me a...,

 

 

 

Having fun outside

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The Troll (not bad anymore) came to visit us. We were not in, so he left a parcel and the letter for us. In the letter the troll was saying sorry for being mean and he left biscuits for all of us to share. We will write 'Thank you' letters back to him

The Troll (not bad anymore) came to visit us. We were not in, so he left a parcel and the letter for us. In the letter the troll was saying sorry for being mean and he left biscuits for all of us to share. We will write 'Thank you' letters back to him 1
The Troll (not bad anymore) came to visit us. We were not in, so he left a parcel and the letter for us. In the letter the troll was saying sorry for being mean and he left biscuits for all of us to share. We will write 'Thank you' letters back to him 2

Design your butterfly

Floating and sinking experiments

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W/b 07/05/19 TOPIC: 'The frog Prince' story.

On Tuesday we will read the story of 'The frog Prince' and talk about the story setting , the characters and different parts of it. 

Telling a story

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Our class display- 'The frog prince'

Our class display- 'The frog prince' 1

W/B 29/04/19 TOPIC: 'The very hungry caterpillar'

On Monday we will read 'The very hungry caterpillar' story and talk about the changes that happen. We will join with repeated refrains and actions while telling the story.

On Tuesday we will focus on our fine motor skills while colouring pictures from the story. We will remember to hold the pencil correctly with the tripod grip or froggy fingers.

On Wednesday is our woodlands day. Part of the class will go to the woods to make a collage of a butterfly using different natural resources.

On Thursday is our computing lesson. We will decorate butterflies using 2Simple, Paint a picture programme.

On Friday we will look at the prime colours and talk about how to mix them, make them lighter, etc.

In Phonics we continue to look at the initial sounds in words, rhyming words and saying words like a robot l-e-g, b-e-d......

 

Every day we have our warm up every day, follow the link and join in with us at home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gUbdNbu6ak

 

Our class display-'The very hungry caterpillar' story

Our class display-'The very hungry caterpillar' story 1

Making the butterflies in the woodlands

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Making the butterflies in the woodlands 5

W/B 23/04/19 TOPIC: St George's day and celebrations

On Tuesday we will look at how St George's day is celebrated and we will read the story of 'George and the dragon'. 

On Wednesday we will use the Numicon tiles to count and to look at what numbers they represent. We will then try to order them from the smallest to the biggest (number and tile) by counting the holes in the tiles.

On Thursday is our computing day. Our focus is numbers. We will use different activities on the abcya programme, to help us with counting and number recognition.

On Friday we will look at BIG and small numbers. We will use the counters to count one at the time, take away and add and to look if the numbers are the same or different.

In Phonics we are focusing on initial sounds in words. We will look at different pictures or objects and talk about the sounds they make. We will play 'I spy games' to help us with it.

St George's day

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W/b 01/04/19

TOPIC: This week we are learning about Easter, Easter celebrations and new life.

On Monday we will look at the videos of Easter story and talk about how some people celebrate it.

On Tuesday we will have chicken visiting our class. Mrs Prince will talk to us about how to look after them, what they need to live a happy life.

On Wednesday we will make chocolate nests. We will talk about the changes that happen while melting and mixing.

On Thursday we hope the Easter bunny will come and we can go on the Easter egg hunt.

We are finishing earlier on Thursday, at 1.55pm.

HAVE A WONDERFUL EASTER HOLIDAYS!!!

HAVE FUN!!! ENJOY IT AND STAY SAFE!!!! 

AMBER TEAM  

Chickens visit

W/b 25/03/19

TOPIC: 'Monkey puzzle', Mother's Day, our mums.

On Monday we will read the 'Monkey puzzle' story and talk about how the animals and their babies are the same/different.

On Tuesday we will be planting potatoes in our vegetables plot. we will talk about what they need to grow.

On Wednesday part of our class will have their lesson in the Woodlands.

On Thursday we will draw our mums. We will talk about using the right shapes and colours when drawing the portraits. 

On Friday we will talk about the adults and baby animals, their names and how some of them are the same or different to their parents.

In Phonics we will look at r, b, h, f sounds and initial sounds in words. Please help us to learn by looking at different objects around and talk about the sound they start with and the rhyming words. 

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W/b 18/03/19

TOPIC: SPRING: facts, changes, growing, animals, weather

This week we will be looking at and talking about Spring facts. We will go on the walk around the school grounds on Wednesday, to look for different signs of Spring and talk about changes that happen around us. 

You can sing the Seasons song with us to help us to learn the signs of Spring. We are only singing the Spring part which you can find on www.youtube.com Seasons song (Animated). 

On Tuesday we are going to learn about what the seeds need to grow and we will plant different seeds in the containers and watch them grow. 

On Wednesday we will go on our Spring walk around the school and look for different signs of Spring. We will talk about the Seasons, how different they are and the changes that happen around us. 

On Thursday is our computing lesson. We will focus on mouse control skills to click and drag different objects around the screen to make pictures.  

On Friday we will look at 2D shapes using ShayPeds.

In phonics we are revising the sounds the letters make and the actions to go with them; we look at the initial sounds in words by playing 'I spy' games and we have fun making the rhyming strings when pretending to go on walks: tree- bee- see, car- jar- star, etc.

Please make sure you read with us every day and play games with us to help us to learn the numbers and shapes around us. 

 

Spring song

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Spring song

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Spring walk

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W/B 11/03/19

TOPIC: 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and seeds growing.

On Monday we will read the 'Jack and the Beanstalk' story and talk about the choices, the right and wrong. We will also try to tell the story in our words.

On Tuesday is our PE lesson and we will practice our ball skills: throwing and catching.

On Wednesday is our Woodlands day. We will learn about all the changes that happen around us and try to explain why.

On Thursday is our Maths lesson. We will look at the sizes of the characters in the story and talk about: big, medium, small; bigger than, smaller than. We will use the rulers to measure different objects.

On Friday we will look at how people celebrate St Patrick day In UK and around the world. It is also Red Nose Day, please help us to raise money to help others. 

In Phonics we continue to revise the sounds the letters make and focus on initial sounds in words: d for dog, c for cat, l for leg, etc. 

Please help us to learn sounds by playing 'I spy' games, etc.

Help us with number recognition. There are numbers around us: number plates, houses and counting one object at the time: bricks, cars, dolls, spoons by moving or placing them in the line.

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Red Nose Day in Amber class

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St Patrick day

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There is a stranger in our class. Can you guess??????

W/b 4/03/19

TOPIC:

On Monday we will read the 'Mr Wolf's pancakes' story and talk about behaviour of different characters in the story. On Tuesday we will make pancakes and talk about changes that happen to the ingredients while mixing and frying. Tuesday is also our PE day; we will practise our throwing and catching skills using different balls sizes.

On Wednesday is our Woodlands day. Part of our class will be hunting for the numbers and look for different object to match the quantity.

On Thursday we will look at the coins and talk about how we use them in everyday lives. We will count the correct amounts using 1p coins to pay for things.

On Friday we will focus on our cutting skills using scissors and talk about how to hold them correctly and walk, holding them safely.

In Phonics we are revising sounds we learnt so far. We look at the initial sounds in words, play with the objects that begin with these sounds and sort them into correct groups. We will also continue playing our rhyming games. 

PLEASE HELP US: with numbers recognition; small steps, just up to 5. 

Help us to look for different things around and talk about the sounds they begin with: d for dog, t for tap, c for car, etc. Play rhyming games with us; continue rhyming strings and emphasise that the words rhyme when they sound the same at the end: cat-bat-rat, leg-peg-beg, log-frog-tog.

Thank you  

Throwing and catching skills

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Throwing and catching skills 5

World book day in Amber class

Counting money and selecting correct amounts

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Counting money and selecting correct amounts 3
Counting money and selecting correct amounts 4

What would you like on your pancake?

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Wb 25/02/19

This week we will look at different dragon stories and talk about how people celebrate different festivals. 

St David's day celebration.

Dragons

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St David's day

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Wb 11/02/19

TOPIC: CHINESE NEW YEAR

This week we will be learning about different celebrations and how Chinese people around the world celebrate Chinese New Year. We will look at how Chinese people around the world celebrate their festival. 

On Tuesday is our PE lesson. We will practise our ball skills: throwing, catching, kicking using different balls sizes. 

On Wednesday part of our class will go to the woodlands and we will make birds food.

We will make Valentine's Day cards for important people in our lives as well.

On Thursday is our computing lesson. We will use the mouse to click on the red dot to make the pictures.

on Friday is the whole school 'Culture day'. Our class will learn about ...... ask us after the lessons or you will see the pictures from the sessions. 

In phonics we are looking at initial sounds in words and we are making rhyming words: cat, pat. leg, peg.

Please help us wth letter sounds, numbers and shapes. Look for them around us, they are everywhere.

 Enjoy half-term holiday, have fun, stay safe and come back ready to have fun and to learn.

Culture day

Wb 4/02/19

TOPIC: 'The Gruffalo's child' by Julia Donaldson

On Monday we will read the story and talk about what the similarities and differences are between two stories and what the messages are: always listen to parents/adults to keep safe.

On Tuesday is our PE lesson. We will continue to imitate the way the animals from 'The Gruffalo's child's' story move by using The Gruffalo's crumble backing story. 

On Wednesday is our woodlands lesson. We will make the bird feeders with lard/butter and the cereal.

On Thursday is our IT lesson. We will talk about how to stay safe when playing games on internet and what is the best thing to do (always ask grown ups for help).

On Friday is our maths lesson. We will talk about a positional language and use the toys to follow the instructions: place your toy under your chair, place your toy next to/beside your chair....

In Phonics lessons we are going to focus on the sounds we learnt so far, look for the initial sounds in the words around us and to make the rhymes with different words. 

How can you help us at home?

Please help us to look for numbers and shapes around us; count anything and everything: claps, steps. 

Talk about sounds in words, make up rhyming words. Just have fun!  

Making bird feeders, looking after the animals.

Fun with telling our own story and making The Gruffalo

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W/b 28/01/19

Topic: 'The Gruffalo'

This week we will be reading 'The Gruffalo' story. We will talk about how the mouse was clever and tricked the Gruffalo.

On Tuesday is our PE lesson. We will talk about different animals from the story and how they move and imitate that during our lesson.

On Wednesday is our Woodlands day. We will go to the woods to look at changes around us in the snowy and frosty weather. 

On Thursday we will focus on fine motor skills while colouring in. We will look at and practise to hold the pen correctly: tripod grip or froggy fingers while colouring in.

On Friday we will talk about how to correctly and safely use scissors. We will practise the skills cutting the dough then making the snips in the strips of paper.

What to do at home? 

You can help us with getting dressed and undressed. Don't do it for us, just help, please.

Also, help us to practise writing our names (we have our laminated names in the book bags). Read with us every day and talk about numbers and shapes around us to help with their recognition.  

A surprise from the Gruffalo

Our Gruffalo experience

W/b 21/01/19

Topic: Helping hands, working together.

On Monday we will read 'Duck in the truck' story. We will talk about helping others and working together.

On Tuesday is our PE day. We will look at different ways of moving and practise throwing, catching and controlling balloons. 

On Wednesday is our Woodlands day. We will hunt for the numbers and make numbers using sticks, leaves, etc.

On Thursday we will be learning how to use the computer mouse correctly by clicking and making the pictures on the screen. 

On Friday is our maths lesson. We will look at the numbers we learnt so far and count objects by touching one at the time.

PE lesson: we were playing with the balloons and tried to learn different ways of controlling them before they reach the floor

Wb 14th January, TOPIC: 'Stick man'

This week we are focusing on different activities related to the story:

Monday we will investigate if the objects will float or sink and why.

On Tuesday is our PE lesson.

On Wednesday half of the class will go to the woodlands. We will hunt for hidden numbers, make numbers using the sticks and count them.

On Thursday we will play different counting games using sticks; we will also focus on taking turns and sharing.

On Friday we will talk about lengths of sticks/different objects.

In Phonics we will revise all the sounds learnt so far and look at new sounds: h, b, l/ll, f/ff. We will talk about the initial sounds in words and rhyming words.

We know that we can count anything and everything. Please help us to count different objects by touching/moving. We continue to focus on number recognition up to 10. Please help us with the numbers as well; we can see them everywhere.   

We used bricks to build horizontally and vertically

We had fun ordering sticks by the length

We were investigating sticks and different objects to see if they will float or sink

WELCOME BACK AFTER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

Wb: 07.01.19 Topic: Recall of holidays

This week we will talk about our Christmas holiday.

We will read the book 'Stick man' by Julia Donaldson.

We will continue to focus on:

    - number recognition and matching the quantity,

    - holding the pencil correctly, using froggy fingers,

    - making rhyming words: cat, bat, mat...

On Tuesday we will have have our PE lesson.

On Wednesday is our Woodlands day.

 

 

Our Christmas dinner

W/b 10th December 2018

TOPIC: CHRISTMAS/WINTER STORIES

This week we will be reading different Christmas and Winter stories and talk about fiction/non-fiction books. 

We will decorate our Amber class Christmas tree, talk about working together and different ways of problem solving.

We will make Christmas cards and decorations using different resources and techniques. 

When we went out to play this morning the playground was white. Emilio shouted: 'It is frosty. It looks like snow.' We tried to draw and to write. We also made 'snow angels'

When we went out to play this morning the playground was white. Emilio shouted: 'It is frosty. It looks like snow.' We tried to draw and to write. We also made 'snow angels' 1
When we went out to play this morning the playground was white. Emilio shouted: 'It is frosty. It looks like snow.' We tried to draw and to write. We also made 'snow angels' 2
When we went out to play this morning the playground was white. Emilio shouted: 'It is frosty. It looks like snow.' We tried to draw and to write. We also made 'snow angels' 3
When we went out to play this morning the playground was white. Emilio shouted: 'It is frosty. It looks like snow.' We tried to draw and to write. We also made 'snow angels' 4
When we went out to play this morning the playground was white. Emilio shouted: 'It is frosty. It looks like snow.' We tried to draw and to write. We also made 'snow angels' 5
When we went out to play this morning the playground was white. Emilio shouted: 'It is frosty. It looks like snow.' We tried to draw and to write. We also made 'snow angels' 6
When we went out to play this morning the playground was white. Emilio shouted: 'It is frosty. It looks like snow.' We tried to draw and to write. We also made 'snow angels' 7
When we went out to play this morning the playground was white. Emilio shouted: 'It is frosty. It looks like snow.' We tried to draw and to write. We also made 'snow angels' 8
When we went out to play this morning the playground was white. Emilio shouted: 'It is frosty. It looks like snow.' We tried to draw and to write. We also made 'snow angels' 9

We decorated our Christmas tree

W/b 3rd December 2018

We will focus on our Christmas songs and we will practise how to perform on the stage.

On Thursday is our dress rehearsal for Reception class before our Performance on FRIDAY surprise

In the Phonics we will revise the sounds learnt so far and we will look at new sounds: g, c, k  and the words that start with these sounds. Please help us to look for them around.

Our Christmas songs performance is on Friday: 10.45 am (morning class) and 2.45 pm (afternoon class). You don't need tickets, just come and enjoy it!!!! 

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Wb 26th November 2018

TOPIC: 'The Rainbow fish' story.

On Monday we will read the story and talk about sharing with others and making right choices. 

On Tuesday we will look at 2D shapes and try to find the same shapes on the templates of the fish and we will use them to decorate the scales.

On Thursday we will use computers and the mouse to decorate our Rainbow fish by using Colour Magic.

Every day this week we will practise our Christmas songs. If you hear us sing at home, please help us with words. 

In phonics we will continue to learn new sounds: i n m d and talk about the words that start with these sounds. We will also revise all sounds learnt so far: s a t p.

On FRIDAY is our OCCASIONAL DAY OFF, have fun!

Wb 19th November 2018

TOPIC: 'Goldilocks and the Three bears' story.

We will talk about right and wrong and how to make the right choices. 

We will use computers and the mouse to click and drag the pictures on the screen and to navigate between the rooms in the bears house.

We will talk about different sizes of everyday objects and the objects from the story: bowls, beds, chairs.

On Friday is SCIENCE DAY. We will investigate different resources, observe and talk about how and why things happen. 

We will also make and taste porridge. 

This week's focus number is 7. Please help us to revise the one we looked at already.

In Phonics we will recall s and a sounds and will learn t. Help us to find different objects that start with that sound: ten, toe, top, tin, tree...

Don't forget to read with your child every day. Thank you smiley

Nursery's science day

Computing lesson: learning how to click and drag different objects using the mouse

WB 12/11/18

THIS WEEK TOPIC IS 'Light and dark'. 

On Monday we will read 'Can't you sleep, little bear?' story and talk about why people are scared of in the dark and why.

On Tuesday we will look at the torches and explore them in different places and in the dark room.

On Wednesday half of the class will have the lesson in the woodlands.

On Thursday we will make 'wax pictures' of the night sky.

On Friday we will focus on anti bullying and internet safety. 

Something you can help us at home with??? Please look at the link below, this is what we have been talking about to help us to stay safe when using internet:  www.childnet.com/ufiles/Online-Smartie-the-Penguin-for-EYFS.ppt 

 

In Phonics we will continue to talk about rhyming words, talk about the syllables and look at the letters s and  a; the sounds and the actions they make the the words that start with these sounds: set, sat, sad, sun/ ant, apple, arm.

This week number is 6. Please help us to learn and have fun.

Don't forget to read with your child every day. Thank you

 

Exploring torches

Exploring torches

WB 5th November 2018

TOPIC: FIREWORKS/ BONFIRE NIGHTS/ DIWALI CELEBRATIONS

This week we will be learning about Fireworks and why we remember the 5th of November. Children will listen to the story of Guy Fawkes, look at the fireworks: describe the shapes and colours and sounds they make. They will make their own fireworks using different media: computers, creative, drawing.

They will learn how to stay safe near the fireworks.

 Children will learn about Diwali, the festival of lights and why and how other people celebrate that special season. On Friday we will learn about why people celebrate Remembrance Day and why we buy red poppies. 

We will look at number around us; this week number is NUMBER 5. Please help us to learn them and to look for them around: cars, doors, books, money, etc.

In phonics we will continue to rhyme: cat, rat, bat   hen, pen, ten.....

...and we will start learning the letters of the alphabet and the sounds, actions they make/do. This week we will look at letter S.

 

Playing with 2D shapes

Remembrance Day, our poppy display

WB 22nd October 2018

Topic: 'Farmer duck' story

We will read and talk about the 'Farmer duck' story and how important is to work together and help others.

This week number focus is    4

In Phonics we will look at the initial sounds in words and our names and talk about rhymes in words (the words sound the same at the end). 

Funky fingers

Wb 15 10 18

Topic: AUTUMN

This week we will be learning about Autumn.

We will talk about changes that happen during Autumn: weather, colours, clothes we wear,etc.

We will go on our Autumn walk around school grounds to look for different signs of Autumn and to collect leaves and twigs for our display and creative area to make collages and pictures (Friday).

On Thursday is our Funky Fingers day. We will have lots of different activities to help us make our fingers stronger.

In our phonics lessons we will look at rhyming words in books and songs and make up different rhyming strings.

THIS WEEK WE WILL FOCUS ON NUMBER 3.

WB 08 10 18

TOPIC: OURSELVES

This week we will be learning about ourselves and talking about all different things we could do when we were babies and all the things we can do now, as children.

We will look at how different we are: skin colour, eyes, hair. We will talk about where and who we live with.

On Wednesday we will go to explore the woodlands and will look for changes that happen around us all the time.

On Thursday we will talk about 'Marvelous me', all the things we feel we are good at.

On Friday we will look at 2D shapes and different ways of using them to make our body. We will also use our bodies to make shapes.

In Phonics lesson we will listen to different sounds, make different sounds using our bodies, follow the sounds and recognise different sounds around us: water, waves, phones, car engine, helicopters.....

THIS WEEK WE WILL FOCUS ON NUMBER 2. Please help us to learn.

Our class display

Our class display 1

Making 2D shapes using our bodies

Wb 01/10/18

This week topic: Harvest/The Little Red Hen

We will listen to the story of The Little Red Hen, talk about the selfish characters and how we all should work together. We will tell the story using the actions.

On Wednesday half of the class will explore the woodlands.

We will make bread on Friday and talk about the changes that happen to the ingredients. 

OUR FOCUS NUMBER THIS WEEK IS NUMBER 1

In our Phonics lesson we focus on good sitting and listening skills. We will listen to the environmental sounds and copy different sounds.

Look at our ball skills: kicking

Exploring the woodlands

Bread making: Tilly 'It smells like Summer', Loui 'Smells like bread, looks like bread. It's bread. It's brilliant!' Daniel 'It sticks to my fingers like a slime. It is like play dough, soft.' Freddie 'It is like a slime and smells like bread.' Alfie 'Look! It stretches!'

Wb 24 09 18

This week is all about NUMBERS!

On Monday we will have our PE lesson. We will follow instructions and move in different ways.

From Tuesday we will look at counting different objects by touching and looking at numbers around us. 

The number we will focus on this week is number 0 (zero). 

Our week in Nursery class

Wb 17 09 18

TOPIC: OWL BABIES, OUR EMOTIONS/Settling in

This week we will read 'Owl babies' story and talk about our emotions at different situations.

We will join with reading and telling the story using the story sack.

We will talk about sizes of owls and different objects around us.

We will look at the months of the year and talk about a very important date in our lives- our BIRTHDAYS!

Every day we sing Nursery Rhymes, count different objects, fingers and anything that we can or can't move;we look at the numbers around and talk about them.  

WELCOME TO NURSERY CLASS 2018-2019

W/b 5.9.18

Nursery children will be focusing on settling into the school and their classroom.

We will explore different areas in the room and will be taught where all the resources are and how to tidy them away after use.

We will talk about expectations in our classroom and our school and how to be happy and stay safe. 

We will talk about our rights as children and together we will create our class charter.

The children will also get to know each other. Find out about each others likes and dislikes and make new friends. 

Beginning of our journey

Wb 25th June 2018 SPORTS WEEK

This week we will have lots of exciting activities in our school.

On Monday we will take part in the whole school assembly with Jordan Parkes who will talk to us about his life as the footballer and the coach. 

In the afternoon will be SPORTS DAY for our Afternoon Class with lots of fun (families are invited to watch us).

On Tuesday we will have the session with the football coaches from JP Pro.

On Wednesday we will join the rest of the school for the assembly with Saracens-our local rugby club (am only) then we will have fun with the parachute playing different games.

On Thursday morning it will be Foundation and KS1 SPORTS DAY, with morning Nursery class too having fun (please come and watch us).

 

SPORTS DAY for Nursery pm

Sessions with football coaches

Saracens - Our local rugby team members visited our school today. We were lucky to have our photo taken with their trophy

Saracens - Our local rugby team members visited our school today. We were lucky to have our photo taken with their trophy 1

Wb 18/06/18 TOPIC: Baby clinic

On Monday we will read the book 'Shh! Duck don't wake the baby'

On Tuesday we will practise different activities for our sports day.

On Wednesday we will have our lesson in the woodlands. We will make snails crafts using different resources.

We will also have a visitor, Mrs Harris will come with her baby to talk to the children about how to care for the babies and what the babies can/can't do.

We will go to the whole school assembly to talk about what we could do to keep the air clean and how we could stop pollution.

On Thursday in maths lesson we will talk about numbers around us; we will use number fans and talk about big numbers and small numbers. We will try to match the quantity to the  correct number.

21st June is the Clean Air Day. We will come to school wearing something green to promote the national event and to show that we care for the environment. We will make pictures/posters showing green trees, fields, flowers and the world we would like to live in.

Fridays are our FUN DAYS. This Friday we will play different musical games and move in different ways while listening to the music. 

Every day we will have our Phonics lesson. We play different games to help us remember the sounds different letters make; we use letters we learnt so far to write and make simple CVC words using magnetic letters: dog, leg, sun, pig; we write simple labels: a big dog, a red bus, a hot sun.

 

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Wb 11/06/18 TOPIC: People who help us-Vets/Veterinary nurses

On Monday we will look at different jobs the Vets do. We will look at the equipment they use and talk about how they help different animals.

On Tuesday we will have PE lesson in the field and we will practise different skills for our sports day.

On Wednesday we will have our lesson in the woodlands. We will make snails using different craft resources and we will talk about the environment they live in. 

On Thursday we will have the visitor coming to our school. Nicci, The Senior Veterinary Nurse form Barton Lodge will come with her pets to talk to the children about how to look after the animals, how to behave when near them and how to play with them.

Fridays are our FUN DAYS. This Friday we will play different racing games outside.

Every day we will have our Phonics lesson. We play different games to help us remember the sounds letters make, we use the letters we learnt so far to make simple CVC words using magnetic letters: dog, leg, sun, pig; we write simple labels: a big dog, a big bus, a hot sun.

 

Wb 04/06/18 TOPIC: People who help us-Doctors/Nurses

On Monday we will look at different jobs the doctors do. We will look at the equipment they use and talk about how they help people.

On Tuesday we will have the lesson in our computing suite. We will use the Simple City programme, the doctor's surgery to make the pictures of different scenes at the doctors surgery. We will click, drag and click on the pictures to place the plasters, give medication, etc. 

On Wednesday we will have our lesson in the woodlands. We will make food for birds- cheerios on the pipe cleaners.

On Thursday in maths lesson we will talk about numbers around us; we will use numicon tiles and talk about what numbers they represent. We will try to match the tiles to the correct number on the number fans and then order them correctly.

Fridays are our FUN DAYS. This Friday we will play different racing games outside.

Every day we will have our Phonics lesson. We play different games to help us remember the sounds letters make, we use the letters we learnt so far to make simple CVC words using magnetic letters: dog, leg, sun, pig; we write simple labels: a big dog, a red bus, a hot sun.

 

OUTDOOR LEARNING

 

This week we were learning about the road safety. We had Mrs Russell, our school crossing patrol lady visiting us and talking about the rules of keeping safe near the road. We then played, pretending we were near the road with the cars coming, the lights changing and us crossing the road after checking that it was safe to do it.

Our Nursery class pre-Royal Wedding picnic

Our Nursery pre-Royal wedding picnic

Wb 14/05/18 TOPIC: People who help us- BUilders

On Monday we will look at different jobs the builders do. We will look at the tools they use and talk about how they use them safely.

On Tuesday we will have the lesson in our computing suite. We will use the Simple City programme, the building site to make the pictures of houses. We will click, drag and click on the pictures to build a house with doors, windows and the roof at the top. On Wednesday we will have our lesson in the woodlands. We will make food for birds-food bombs.

On Thursday in maths lesson we will talk about sizes of different objects around us; we will search for three objects of different sizes, order them and talk about it.

Fridays are our FUN DAYS. This Friday we will make the crowns, the flags and the sandwiches for our pre-Royal wedding celebrations. We will have a picnic on the fields and different games after.

Every day we will have our Phonics lesson: we use the letters we learnt so far to make simple CVC words using magnetic letters: dog, leg, sun, pig; we write simple labels: a dog, a leg, a sun.

IT: building a house on the computer

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Wb 7/05/18 TOPIC: People who help us- Police

On Tuesday we will look at different jobs Police do. We will talk about the equipment and vehicles they use and how they use it.

On Wednesday we will have our lesson in the woodlands and we will make bird food.

On Thursday we will make our finger prints and talk about how they are different from other children prints. We will explore our role play area that was changed into a jail.  

 

Wb 30.04.18   Topic: People who help us- Firefighters

Firefighters visit

W/b: 23/04/18

Topic: St Georges Day and Everybody is different

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will learn about St George's Day celebrations. 

 

On Tuesday we will talk about ourselves, how different and similar we are. 

On Wednesday we will make our faces using creative resources. we will talk about colours, shapes and textures.

On Thursday during our PSED lesson we will look at what we created (our faces) and tell others why we think we are MARVELLOUS.

On Friday we will look at 2D shapes and use our bodies to make them as well as big shapes and small shapes.

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we will revise all the single sounds and will look for the words that start with the focus sounds. We will be practising forming letters correctly in the air, sand, paint and on the white boards. We will also use the letters learnt to write words and talk about rhyming string. 

Our song of the week

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W/b: 19/03/18

Topic-Dinosaurs

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will read 'Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs' and talk about the characters and the events in the story.

On Tuesday we will have our computing lesson. We will use ipads and explore how to navigate between different programmes

On Wednesday we will look at the sequencing the story. We will talk about the stories have their beginning, the middle part and the end. We will try to put the muddled up pictures in the correct order and tell the story.

On Thursday during our maths lesson we will use the dice and the dinosaurs to match the quantity to a number by counting one object at the time.

On Friday we will look at the numbers around us and talk about big and small numbers.  

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we will revise all the single sounds and will look for the words that start with the focus sounds. We will be practising forming letters correctly in the air, sand, paint and on the white boards.

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Our Science Day

W/b: 05/02/18

Topic: 'Mr Wolf's pancakes'

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will read the book and talk about the characters, how the characters behaved and what is right and wrong.

On Tuesday we will have our Computing lesson. We will talk about how to stay safe when using different technological devices.

On Wednesday we will talk about the sizes of different objects and use the laminated pictures of the characters from the story to order them from the smallest to the biggest.

On Thursday we will be making PANCAKES like Mr Wolf but we will work together. 

On Friday is the Science Day. We have lots of fun activities planned for the day and we are going to pretend to be the explorers/scientists.  

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we will revise: s,a,t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o and find the words with the focus sounds. We will be practising forming letters correctly in the air, sand, paint and on the white boards.

W/b: 29/01/18

Topic- 'The Smartest Giant in Town' by Julia Donaldson

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will read the book and talk about the characters and how the Giant was kind to others.

On Tuesday we will have our PE lesson. We will use the beanbags to balance them on different parts of our body and to throw and catch them with both hands.

On Wednesday we will look at the rhyming words in the book and we will think of the words that rhyme (sound the same at the end).

On Thursday we will learn about positional language and how/where to place the objects following the instructions given by others. 

On Friday we will look at sizes/lengths of different objects and use them in our play to order from smallest to biggest, longest to shortest. 

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we will revise: s,a,t, p, i, n, m and find the words with the focus sounds. We will be practising forming letters correctly in the air, sand, paint and on the white boards.

W/b: 22/01/18

Topic- 'Monkey puzzle' bu Julia Donaldson

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will read the book and talk about the characters and why the butterfly was puzzled.

On Tuesday we will have our computing lesson. We will use My World programme to make pictures of our mummies by clicking, dragging and clicking on the features of the faces and putting them in the correct place.

On Wednesday we will look at the pictures of adult animals and their babies. We will talk about how most of them are similar but there are animals that have babies looking different: butterflies and caterpillars, frogs and tadpoles.

On Thursday we will look at 2D shapes, talk about the sides and the corners and use them in our play.

On Friday we will use the lines and circles to draw pictures of our mums.

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we will revise: s,a,t, p and find the words with the focus sounds.  

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W/b: 15/01/18

Topic- 'Gruffalo's child'

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will read the book and talk about the characters and the events in the story.

On Tuesday we will have our computing lesson. We will learn how to click and drag while exploring different programmes on the computer.

On Wednesday we will look at 2D shapes and use them in our play.

On Thursday we will talk about rhyming words and the rhyming string and listen for different rhyming words while reading the story.

On Friday we will look at differences and changes while making jelly.

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we are learning: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss sounds and we will recognise the words with the focus sounds.  

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W/b: 08/01/18

Topic- 'The Gruffalo'

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will read the book and talk about the characters and the events in the story.

On Tuesday we will have our computing lesson. We will learn how to click and drag while exploring different programmes on the computer.

On Wednesday we will paint the Gruffalo pictures using circles and lines.

On Thursday we will talk about the sizes of different objects and order them. We will learn how to categorise objects according to their sizes.

On Friday we will learn how to use the scissors correctly when cutting and how to hold them safely.

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we are learning: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss sounds and we will recognise the words with the focus sounds.  

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OUR CHRISTMAS PLAY: 14th and 15th December 2017

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Topic- Christmas and Winter stories 04.12.17

 

This week we are learning about

Different Winter and Christmas stories.

How to sing and dance on the stage.

We will perform our play to our friends in Reception.

On Friday is Learn to Learn day. We will be making different Christmas decorations.

Phonics: we will revise the sounds learnt so far and use them to blend and segment the words. 

 

 

W/b: 27/11/17

Topic- 'A squash and a squeeze'

Practising songs for our Christmas play

This week we are learning

How to sing and dance on stage.

We will be practising our Christmas songs on the stage.

We will learn what capacity is and we will explore the containers that will hold more or less water. We will talk about full, empty and half-full/half-empty. 

We will have our willow workshop when we will weave the willow in and out to make our special tree.

On Thursday is non-uniform day. We can come to school in the clothes with a bit of sparkle ;-)

 

On Friday there is no school!

Phonics: we will look at the sounds in words and learn g,o,c,k sounds

Willow workshop

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Topic-Autumn and Fireworks 30.10.17

This week we are learning about:

Different seasons and the changes that happen outside.

We will go on our Autumn walk outside the school grounds. We will make different Autumn collages using our collection of leaves and conkers.

To listen to and to play Autumn music.

To learn why we should remember the 5th of November?

To make fireworks in our creative area.

To learn how to stay safe with fireworks.

 

To name numerals 0-10 and to match them to the quantity correctly.

In Phonics lesson we will look at differences in vocal sounds and we will talk about the sounds we can make with our voices.

Learning to learn week.   16th October 2017

This week we are learning

To develop our reasoning skills.

To learn how to ask questions so we can develop our learning.

To ask questions starting with what, when, where, who, how?

To learn how and why people all over the world celebrate Diwali.

To understand the Diwali story of Rama, Sita and the 10 headed Demon!

To pretend to be the characters and ask them questions. To act out the story using puppets.

To take part in a Diwali workshop on Thursday afternoon where we will learn about Diwali, try on traditional Indian clothes and to dance to traditional music.

To match the quantity to a number correctly.

To use 2D shapes to create pictures.

 

 

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Harvest and Little Red Hen

This week we are learning about

What is a Harvest Festival, how do Christians celebrate Harvest? Learn Harvest Festival songs.

On Monday we will read and tell to each other the story of Little Red Hen. We will discuss who were the selfish characters in the story.

How to talk clearly to an audience, looking at them and keeping our hands away from our face.

How to talk to a talk partner whilst we are on the carpet for a lesson. To look at our partner and listen to what they are saying.

How to hold a pen correctly using froggy fingers.

On Tuesday we will have our Harvest assembly.

On Wednesday we will go to our woodlands area to explore and look at the changes that happen around.

On Thursday we will practice getting changed for our PE lesson and have different games moving in different ways.

On Friday we will have maths lesson. We will be looking at selecting different amounts of objects out of a bigger group.

We have phonics lesson every day. We will listen to different environmental sounds and create new sounds using the instruments and different body parts.

 

This week’s topic- 18th September

Our friends and pets. We will be reading 'Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell

This week we are learning about

Our friends and our pets.

We will talk to a group or our class about our friends and pets.

What pets we have and how we look after them.

How to hold a pencil and draw lines and circles.

To revise the days of the week and months of the year.

We will look at Sitting and Listening skills and we are going to do sounds investigation.

If weather permits, we will have our first visit to woodland school.

This week’s topic- 11th September

Our Rights and Ourselves

This week we are learning about

Our rights as children and Golden Expectations.

Ourselves and the family we belong to, who we live with and how we are all different.

To talk to a group or our class about ourselves.

What our body looks like and how to draw a face.

We will draw our own self portrait.

We will look at the groups we belong to: our school, our class, the animal groups.

To learn the days of the week and months of the year.

 

Welcome to Nursery 2017-2018

This weeks topic- 4th September 2017

Topic- Settling in

This week we are learning

All about our new school, classrooms, learning environment, teachers and friends.

We will be taught how to use each area of the classroom and outdoor environment.

We will create class rules and a class charter to keep us all safe, happy and able to learn.We will tell each oth

 

It will be a very busy first week.

 

Our new playground.

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In our Foundation Unit we have Reception, and Nursery

 

All children have the use of a large well resourced setting which includes 2 outside areas, one of which is covered.

The times of the sessions are as follows-:

Reception 8.50 – 3.10 pm

Morning Nursery 8.30 – 11.30 pm

Afternoon Nursery 12.30 - 3.30 pm

Pupils in receipt of 30 hours funding 8.30am - 2.30pm

 

Nursery Staff

Ms S. Handel, Mrs H. Payne & Mrs H. Trueman

The Foundation Unit is staffed by Teachers, Early Years Practitioners and Teaching Assistants. All of our staff are happy to help parents at any time.

 

What is the Foundation Stage Unit?
The Foundation Stage Unit is a learning environment for children who are in the Foundation Stage phase of their education which is between the ages of 4 and 5 years.
The Foundation Stage is a distinct stage which is important in its own right and we believe it is crucial in preparing children for later schooling.
The Foundation Stage Unit includes children from their forth birthday until the end of their Reception Year. We recognise it as a crucial in education, both in its own right and in preparing children for learning in Key Stage one. We believe that all children should be given the best possible start to their education. Great value is placed on the quality of our provision in the Foundation Stage by providing all of the children with stimulating activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development. It is recognised that when children join us, they will already have had a range of experiences and they will also have a range of skills and interests; therefore the curriculum is carefully planned so that their learning is always moving forward.

 

Week 10th July: Planets 

Monday: We were reading the information books about the solar system and talk about different planets.

Tuesday: It was our Sports day. We had so much fun ;-) Please see our photos (later) 

Wednesday: We went to play in the Reception rooms and made our space rockets.

Thursday: We made our astronauts helmets because we will be taking off into Space.

Friday: We are off on the journey around the solar system, see you when we get back (we don't know when :-)  )

    

 

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