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W/b 6th July
Hi Everyone,

As Tapestry is now closed for the year, we will only be posting activities on our class page.

Please send work/pictures to the class email (if you would like to). 
 

Important Notices

1. Please do not forget to download your child’s Learning journal on Tapestry.  There is a link attached on Reception class page but you should also have the email from Mrs P with the links to it.  
 

2. You would have received an email on Friday regarding your child’s new teacher and the arrangements for Transition this week.  Please check your junk email. 

 

Activities for this week:

Make sure you sing ABCs every day, say the days of the week, the months of the year, numbers and counting, sing your favourite nursery rhymes and don't forget the warm up. You can use the videos from previous days or just do your own one.

 

 

 Monday 6th July 2020

Literacy:  Focus story is the book written by Julia Donaldson 'What the Ladybird heard next'

Read the book or Listen to the story online:

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq0xiXoX8H0

 

Maths: Compare the sizes of eggs from different birds.

Spot the ladybird (see the attachment). How many can you find?

 

Phonics: 

     https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-1

 

UW (Understanding of the World)

Head out into your garden or a local green space/park.woodlands (bugs can be found everywhere but please make sure you have permission to be there and that the spot you choose is safe). The trick is to get to their level - get up close and explore the little dark, damp and cosy nooks that a minibeast might like to call its home. Dark damp spots under rocks and logs are particularly good hunting grounds for things like worms, woodlice and spiders. You'll most likely find critters like ladybirds, caterpillars and aphids on flowers, plants and leaves. Use the magnifying glasses. This will give you a chance to take a closer look, work out what you've caught and take a picture or do a drawing of your find. Don't leave your bugs in the jar too long, particularly if it hasn't got any air holes. Always put your bug back carefully where you found it and replace upturned rocks and logs.

 

 

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Start the day with songs. Follow the link to NURSERY RHYMES SONGS

     https://youtu.be/Sj-EZlx2JuM

 

Literacy: https://youtu.be/Adyr1MpwXSg

 

UW: Minibeast Adventure - Ladybirds

      https://youtu.be/nl7KqpqoN9o

 

Maths: online Ladybird counting game

   https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

Number blocks links: 

   https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks 

 

Phonics: 

   http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-1-games.html

 

Listening Game 4 - Phase 1 Phonics - Listening and Attention Skills

Listening skills can be difficult to master for many children. Help children develop their listening skills. This video features animal sounds. After a short...

      https://youtu.be/4GhEGU0wUc0 

 

Also see the link attached -Week fourteen

 

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Literacy: https://youtu.be/bH6UIYCRmAE

 

Maths: supporting your children with maths

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

 

Phonics: Phase 1 Phonics I Spy Game (Initial Sounds Game)

This is an 'I spy' video to help children learn the initial sounds s, a, t and p.

        https://youtu.be/gzUz41TjAmg

 

Have fun and please share all different things you do at home via our class email.

 

Nursery Amber Team

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Tuesday activities

Galley Hill Primary School Sports Day 2020

Hi everyone ,

As we can’t take part in sports day as expected I have organised our very own Galley Hill virtual sports day main piece of equipment pair of socks !

You will work individually and all results will be put towards your house points so try you best and that 1 point could take your house to be the winners. You will notice this year we have a new house, ‘the parent’s team’ so get the family involved and most importantly have fun!

 

Please wear your house colours if you can.

 

If you can take photos / videos - slow motion, fast speed be inventive and give consent for these to be uploaded to the website and end of term video then please email these and your results by 3pm Monday 6th July results emailed after this date will not be counted. 

 

Any questions please email me.

 

Looking forward to seeing all your hard work.

 

Coach Emma

W/b 29th June 2020

Hello everyone!
We are missing you all lots and we hope you have a fantastic week, whether you are back to school or continuing to learn from home. Hopefully we will be back to lovely weather this week so I hope you enjoy lots of time playing outdoors wherever you are. Let's see what this week will bring us.
It was so lovely to see some of you back to school and few of you on tapestry, posting all different things.

For those of you learning at home, it’s time for another week of activity ideas!

 

Our theme this week is 'We're going on a bear hunt'! This is one of my favourite stories and I would like to take you on an adventure with me. You will find lots of fun suggested activities linked to this theme to try out. Below, I have also attached further documents you can download to support some of the activities mentioned and the photos. It would also be great to be continuing to practise counting and number recognition, name writing, singing lots of nursery rhymes and reading stories together.
Feel free to join us with all those different things we will be posting.
There might be few photos, videos shared with you throughout the week (with little messages from your friends) as well.

Have a lovely week everyone,
Amber Team

 

Start each day with ABCs, day chart, months of the year, shapes, number recognition and counting. Don't forget to sing the rhymes and do the warm up.

 

Monday: Warm up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UcZWXvgMZE  Play the bear hunt song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_ShP3fiEhU  Watch the video of the story attached.

 

Maths: Discuss the concepts of “over,” “under,” and “through” using the book.

 

Tuesday: Warm up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkHQ0CYwjaI 

Play the bear hunt song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7R_y-XXEIo&vl=en  Join Michael Rosen with his story with actions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds 

 

EAD/ART:Making the Binoculars
Start by decorating two empty cardboard tubes (use toilet paper rolls). To create a space between the two tubes, cut a small piece of cardboard from an empty cardboard tube you aren’t using. Fold the sides of the small piece of cardboard down.Glue or tape each folded side to each cardboard tube to form your binoculars. Punch one hole into either side of your binoculars. Tie a long piece of yarn through the holes, and you’re done!

 

Wednesday: Play the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP2GwOLr2nI 

We're Going on a Bear Hunt- Sound Activity

A great way to make any read aloud book more fun is to let kids make the sound effects. Search for things around the house that make interesting noises, set them out, and let kids explore the the sounds they make, deciding which sounds best fit the book. You can set out some objects: jello in a sealed container, an empty bottle, a pot and spoon, a water bottle with a small amount of water, and a broom (see the picture for ideas). Here's what you can do (though of course kids can come up with their own): For the grass "swishy swashy": they ran the broom along the floor. For the river "splash splosh": they shook their water bottles. For the mud "squelch squerch": they shook the container of jello. For the forest "stumble trip": they banged the pot with their spoons. For the snowstorm "hoooo woooo!": they blew into the top of an empty bottle. For the cave "tiptoe tiptoe": they banged the pot softly with their spoons. Have fun! Share your story with us.

 

Phonics: Guess the sound game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1m4h79JZso 

 

EAD/Art/Craft: make a map of the Bear hunt adventure (see the photo).
Making the Map
This map activity is a great way to create art while retelling the events from the story. You can make your map using art and craft supplies you have at home. I’ll describe to you how to make each section, but you can easily modify the map based on supplies you have readily available to you.
You will need: large sheet of paper, construction/sugar paper in green and brown, shiny blue paper, brown paint, small bit of sand, 4 Mini popsicle sticks, cotton balls, white, iridescent glitter, glue, crayons/pencils, black marker,

How to make it:
1.You’ll be making six little pictures on your map. To make the six sections, fold the paper in half horizontally and then fold each side in to create thirds. When you unfold it you have 6 spaces.
2. In the first space create the “long, wavy grass”. To create your grass, cut out a small rectangle from green construction paper, cut lots of tiny slits to create the grass and glue it onto your paper.
3. Next make the “deep, cold river”. Use a sheet of shiny, blue paper, cut our rivers out of the paper and glue them onto your map.
4. The “thick, oozy mud”: dip your fingers into some brown tempera paint and use them to paint mud onto your map. Sprinkle some sand onto the wet paint to really make it look muddy!
5. Up next is the “big, dark forest”. Use mini popsicle sticks and green construction paper to make your forests.
6. To make the “swirling, whirling snowstorm” pull apart cotton balls and glue them down as snow. You can also draw snowflakes with liquid glue and sprinkle some snow-like glitter onto the glue.
7. The last section of the map is the “narrow, gloomy cave”. Cut out your caves from brown construction paper and cut a door into the caves that can open and close. Cut out the bears from and glue them inside of your caves.
8. For the finishing touch, we used a black Sharpie to create a path on our maps.

 

Thursday:

Another video with Michael Rosen: https://www.delightfullearning.net/2010/11/were-going-on-bear-hunt.html 

Use the motions to act out the story:
Grass in the meadow - rub hands together to create a swishing sound
Crossing the river - do the breast stroke with your arms
Going through mud - slowly pull feet (or arms) up as if stuck in mud
Going through the forest - pretend to climb a tree
While in the snowstorm - pretend to shiver (we used the sign for cold)
While in the cave - pretend to feel carefully in front of your face with your hands
When you find the bear - feel the fur on the bear's face
Maths: play 'What's the time Mr Wolf?'

 

Friday: fun day!

Watch the story again and join in: https://www.jointhebearhunt.com/ 

Kids Yoga adventurehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAT5NiWHFIU 

Using your binoculars and the map we made earlier in the week go on a bear hunt (around your house, in your garden, in the local park/woods). Share your adventures with us

 

ART/EAD/UW: Animals shadows:
This needs to be done on a sunny day or with a bright light. Create shadows of the animals/a bear toy and draw around them. talk about what the different shadows look like

Coming back to school video

Dear parents/Carers, please check Tapestry where we uploaded the video for you to share with your children before they come back to school this term.

Nursery Amber Team

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W/b 22nd June 2020

Good morning everyone.

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and are getting ready for another fun week. We are back to school tomorrow, which means that there will be few activity ideas for you on Tapestry and the class page to look at and to follow but not as many videos as before.

Don’t forget to do our morning tasks. I know you can sing the Alphabet song beautifully now and you know the days of the week and the months of the year. Remember to change your voice πŸ˜ƒ Recall shapes and numbers. Count anything and everything. You can watch the videos from previous weeks to help you.

 

Grown-ups: Try sharing familiar books. Pause when reading so that your child can join in. Talk about the sounds at the beginning of words and words that start with the same sound (like words beginning with P). Encourage your child to recall what has happened in the story. For example, ‘Why is bear feeling sad?’ Ask them to guess what might happen – ‘What should they do next?’ – or how the story might end – ‘Do you think they’re going to find the treasure? Where could it be?’ Use books to talk about your own experiences, and theirs, giving them time to respond. ‘Oh look, there is a cow. What sound do cows make?’ Click on the links for story ideas: https://www.freechildrenstories.com/age-3-5 

 

Try role-playing games together such as shopping. Set items out on the sofa, give your child a bag and some pretend money. Then switch roles and let them be the shopkeeper.

 

Play teddy bears’ picnic. Put soft toys in a circle and give your child a few cups and spoons. Give your child a chance to tell you what to do like, ‘Stir teddy’s tea.’ You could chat to them as you are doing actions, for example, ‘let’s cut the cake in half’.

 

Start conversations by using open questions with lots of possible answers, for example, ‘What are you going to play with today?’

 

Plan a treasure hunt game, where your child has to listen to your instructions to find a clue or an object. For example, ‘Try looking behind the sofa’. Help your child look for a specific number of objects and count them together – such as 3 cups, 2 pink socks, 5 pens.

 

Help your child make a puppet show about their favourite story using objects around the house.

 

Play sorting games together. Collect a range of different household objects and practise sorting them into different groups, perhaps by size or colour. Once you have finished, count all the objects in each group.

 

Play a make-believe journey game with your child. Make a car out of a cardboard box that you decorate together, or just grab some cushions, pile in a few teddy bear passengers, and let your child drive you off on an adventure.

 

Maths activity ideas: click on the link and touch the speaker icon to hear instructions

       https://uk.ixl.com/math/reception/same-and-different  

       https://uk.ixl.com/math/reception/name-the-shape 

       https://uk.ixl.com/math/reception/show-numbers-on-ten-frames-up-to-10 

 

Have fun and stay safe,
Ms H, Mrs T, Mrs S
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Friday 19th June 2020
Good morning everyone,
What a wet day we had yesterday πŸ€” A good day for ducks and jumping in the puddles πŸ˜‚ I hope you managed to go out and have fun in the rain.

Today is the last day of me teaching you from my house because we are back to school from next week πŸ˜ƒ I am sure we all look forward to seeing our friends.


Let’s start with our ABCs song ( fill the gaps when I go quiet), do the same with Days of the week; make sure, as it is Friday today, you show us those moves while we sing our Friday song πŸ˜‚ What about the months of the year, shapes, numbers and counting? Join us by watching the videos or try on your own. 

https://youtu.be/GoSq-yZcJ-4

 

Literacy: play the story
     https://youtu.be/-lfW0iolBZY 
pause it before the page is turned and ask to guess.... Who do you think is at the door? What else do you think he might eat? 

Or read the book without showing the cover picture or title. Pause when Sophie’s mother wonders who is knocking at the door and encourage your child to have some guesses too. ‘Who do you think is at the door…could it be granny or the next door neighbour? Maybe it’s….’
Talk about the story. The idea of a tiger coming to tea is very funny, you could talk about what you would do if the tiger called at your house. What would you feed him?


Play a word game
Make up a word memory game like ‘I went to market and I bought’ about a tiger coming to tea:
    ‘A tiger came to tea and he ate one sandwich.’
    ‘A tiger came to tea and he ate one sandwich and two buns…..’


UW: Facts about tigers. 
Click on the link below
   https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos/tiger-cubs-park
   https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos/tiger-cubs-explore-new-exhibit
   https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos/tiger-tale

See the tiger through the live cam: 
    https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos/livecam/tiger-cam

 

Squishy bag- sensory play.
For one sensory bag, you will need 1 cup of flour, 6 tablespoons of water and food colouring. You will also need zip-lock lunch bags (22cm x 22cm), sticky tape and a small mixing bowl.
Adjust the flour and water amounts if you are using a smaller or larger zip-lock bag.

1. Place flour into a small bowl.
2. Add food colouring and water.
3. Mix until all the ingredients are well blended.
4. Scoop the flour mixture into the plastic zip-lock bag.
5. Before fastening the end, place the squishy bag onto a flat surface.
    Gently push any excess air out to avoid air bubbles.
7. Press the clips of the bag closed and ensure there are no holes. Place sticky tape      
    along the opening to secure the opening.
Use your finger, soft paint brush or a cotton wool bud (Q-Tip) to write your name, letters, numbers and shapes.
Explore the squishy bag for a sensory experience, watch what happens as you squeeze, squish, press, etc. 

 

Hopefully the weather will be better over the weekend so enjoy it, have fun and stay safe.
Nursery Amber Team
Ms H Mrs T Mrs S
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Thursday 18th June 2020

Hi everyone.
We hope, despite the clouds yesterday, you still managed to have fun outside and enjoyed doing/making different things with your grown-ups. From the videos, I can see you counted cheerios on the spaghetti (crunching it as well :-) ); some of you made the words using the letters. Well done and thank you for sharing it with us.

 

Let's start the day with our morning routines: ABCs, day chart, months of the year, shapes, numbers, counting and the rhymes. That is lots of things to do but i know you can do it.

 

Literacy: click on the link below to listen to the audio book with SOUND EFFECTS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9IPZR16fdY  can you see the differences between the stories? Do you like the story with the sounds effects? Next time when you read any story, try to make the sounds too. I know you can do it.

 

Maths: numbers, counting, matching
You will need:
1. a paper plate or a card, a marker, pegs. Write or ask a grown-ups to write the numbers around the plate at random (one at the time), look at the number. What she’s it mean? Place that many pegs on the edge of the plate to represent that number. Repeat with other numbers but don’t write them too close or you’ll have no room for the pegs.
2. toilet rolls inserts/card, a marker, paper clips. Write a number near the edge of the roll; look at the number. What does it mean? Place that many paper clips near the number (slide them on using your little fingers). Write another number on the opposite side and do the same.


Phonics:
Tricky words are the words that we cannot use phonics/ sounding out to read them.

See the link   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMnqRAKz1q8


EAD/ART:make a tea pot with Mrs T (see the photos and the video attached).

 

Have fun and make sure you share all different things with us on Tapestry or via email.
Stay safe
Ms H Mrs T Mrs S

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Wednesday 18th June 2020

Good morning everyone on a beautiful sunny morning. Let's hope it will stay like that.
Not long left until some of you will come back to play in our class but until then, welcome from my living room (our classroom in the last few months). How is you ABCs? Can you sing it all the way through by now? Have a go. You can always join in with me singing. Fill the gaps


Literacy: to tell the story
Read the book or click on the link to listen to the story again 
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXgW9UCgpc8
You will need a plastic tub/tray, 2 cups warm water, tea set with tea pot, tiger toy, small water proof doll (character Sophie) and tea bags. You can add plastic toy food or pictures of it. Begin the activity by reading and sharing the story The Tiger Who Came for Tea. Talk about the characters, pictures and events. Ask questions such as what will happen next (predicting) or do you think the tiger is mean (why/why not)?
Introduce the toys and use them to act out the story. Talk about the letter t and what sound it makes.
After that, provide an opportunity for them to play with the items on their own.
Ask questions such as, what happened next and what else did the tiger do?


UW: you will need clear cup, tea bags, water. Look at the tea bag and talk about it: what can you see, what can you feel, what can you smell, what can you hear?
Place the tea bags in the clear cup/container and predict what might happen when we add water. How do you know that? How can we find out? Add warm water to it. Can you see how the water is changing the colour? Why are they changing the colour of the water? What is inside the bag? What is the bag made of? Lots of questions to be explored and answers to be discovered. Allow them the opportunity to play freely and explore the items. Watch the video.

 

Maths: shapes around us. Click on the link below 
      https://watch.vooks.com/top-storybooks/videos/nom-nom-shapes

 

EAD/ART: T is for Tiger Craft is a super simple and fun craft activity to expose children to the letter Tt: identifies what the letter Tt looks like and what sound it makes. Talk about the letter, make connections with spoken language and real life experiences.
You will need a cardboard tube, glue, paint brushes, black and orange paint, sticky tape and printable tiger body parts (attached).
See the pictures attached:

1. Paint orange and black stripes onto the cardboard tube.
2. While the paint dries, cut out the Tiger Printable (or draw your own ones).
3. Once the paint is dry, glue the long strip of paper onto the tube, followed by the shorter strip of paper creating a ‘t’ shape. Leave a small space at the top of the tube for the tiger’s head.
4. Glue the tiger’s head at the top of the cardboard tube.
5. Using a small piece of sticky tape, stick the tail onto the back of the cardboard tube.
Role play, make up stories and play imaginatively using the Tiger as a character.
Sing songs including the Tiger song.


Design a tea pot (see attachment).


Have fun and share everything with us. We love seeing all those wonderful things you do.
Stay safe,
Nursery Amber Team
Ms H Mrs S Mrs T
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Tuesday 16th June 2020

Good morning everyone,
Thank you so much for posting your pictures and adding videos to our Tapestry. We love seeing all and it makes us laugh and smile. We hope you all enjoyed that lovely surprise yesterday with few videos from our classroom and Mrs T was there with me.
Today we are back to my room but soon we will see you in our class again (or some of you). 

Join me with: ABCs, day chart, months of the year, numbers and counting. 

 

Rhyme: yesterday you had the link to The Tiger song (from Disney movie), today you have the video of 'Sleeping tigers' attached and the link to the song that made me smile. I thought I will share that song with you 
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgTHukOXhDw


Literacy: story time
Click on the link below to see another version of the story:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc2XxyNf4Qk
Can you join in with reading it? What was that the tiger ate? Can you think of a dish you could have for a tiger if he came to your house? can you change the story and add your dish/food? use your imagination to create a fantastic meal for the tiger.


Maths: you will need dry spaghetti, cheerios, a dough or a fruit (like mine)-see the photo and the video attached.
Create 'an estimation station'. Estimate how many cheerios you can put on the pasta, check by counting. Compare if the pasta has different lengths (if you accidentally snap it). can you predict which one will have more/less? How do you know that? How can you find out? You can eat it afterwards, as long as you washed your hands before playing with it. 

 

EAD/Craft/Art: toilet roll tiger (see the video with Mrs T): you will need the inside of the toilet roll, orange paint, paint brush, black marker.

 

Please share with us anything you do and keep in touch.

 

Stay safe,
Nursery Amber Team
Ms Handel Mrs Trueman, Mrs Stanbridge Mrs Swaine
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Monday 15th June 2020

Hi everyone,
We are starting a new week hopefully filled with lots of fun activities that you will enjoy.

We hope you all had a fantastic weekend and so much fun as the weather was better πŸ˜ƒ

 

We hope you will enjoy the videos of our early morning activities: ABCs, day chart, months of the year and counting. Play the videos to see a surprise πŸ˜‰πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ˜ƒπŸ€žπŸΌ

 

Click on the link below for one of the songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VurBc_QpUbs 

 

This week Topic is all about the ‘The tiger who came to tea’ story.

Literacy: story time. Listen to the story on the video or share it with an adult at home. Do you think the story is real? Why? Why not? Look at the pictures, talk about what you can see and try to predict/guess what might happen next. Why do you think that? Is the tiger polite? Would you invite him to your house? Talk about what happened in the book, what do you think the Tiger would like to eat and drink. Who could be the Tiger at our Tea Party?

 

Maths: look at the picture of the Tiger in the story. What can you tell me about it? Can you see the pattern? What makes a pattern? What is it? Colour the picture of the tiger attached. What colours will you use?

 

Game- This little tiger…
Call out descriptions for your little tiger to act out like: tired tiger, hungry tiger or full tiger.You can play this game when you’re out walking or making dinner.

 

EAD/ART: Tiger shopping list
Draw a shopping list for tea with a tiger. If you have a copy of the book, look at the things he eats (cakes, biscuits....and daddy’s beer). Without the book, play the video and pause at suitable points.

 

Phonics: Look at your pictures. What have you drawn? A cake? What sounds does the cake begin with? Can you write the initial letter for a cake? Repeat with each picture: c for cakes, b for biscuits/beer, etc. If it's tricky, find the magnetic letter or the letters on the cards we used in the last few weeks. Make sure you have the ones we will need.
What sound does tiger begin with? Colour letter T.

 

Well done and thank you for keeping in touch with us and posting all fantastic things the children are doing at home. Please continue as we love seeing how much fun they have.

 

Keep safe,
Nursery Amber Team
Ms H, Mrs T, Mrs S, Mrs S

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Friday 12th June 2020

Good morning everyone.
We hope you are all well and having fun, listening to the grown-ups, helping them and most important YOU REMEMBER THOSE MANNERS.

 

Join me with our morning routines: ABCs, Day chart, Months of the year, shapes: 2D and 3D (cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder), numbers and counting, nursery rhymes and don't forget the warm-up.

Remember the 3D shapes are just to look for and get familiar with πŸ˜‰

 

Literacy and Phonics: story time- 'The rhyming rabbit' by Julia Donaldson (two parts on Tapestry only). Pause the video when you hear the rhymes. Sing the nursery rhymes and listen for the words that are rhyming: Hickory dickory: tock clock, two boo, five dive, six.....make your own words to the numbers while you sing.

 

Maths: look for those shapes we talked about earlier; 2D shapes and 3D shapes: cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder. What can you do with 3D shapes that you can not with 2D shapes?
See the attachment- Maths walk. Going for walks is an excellent time to talk about Maths with your child. You’ll be surprised how much talk you can have when you look for the Maths in your very own neighborhood.
Tasks at home can be everyday Maths too (see attachment).

 

Play the games (see documents attached)- Active pairs, Ballonball, Family yoga, etc.

 

Make fruit kebabs with Mrs Swaine (see the video, on Tapestry only).

 

Make banana smoothie (see attachment).

 

Don't forget, you can listen to and join in with the songs and rhymes or play the games. Click on the link below https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

 

Use Purple Mash to learn and to play. Look at the links on our school website to different online resources. Click on pupils, kids zone and the links that are there. They should be safe but please remind them of the internet safety.

 

As always, use our class emails if you need any help or support or to say 'Hello/Hi!'- Amber@galleyhill.herts.sch.uk
Please keep posting your learning on Tapestry.

 

Have fun and stay safe!
Ms Handel, Mrs Stanbridge, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Trueman
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Thursday 11th June 2020

Good morning everyone.
I know the weather has changed and is not sunny but we still can have fun, even in the rain.

 

Join me with our morning routines: ABCs, Day chart, Months of the year, shapes: 2D and 3D, numbers and counting, nursery rhymes and don't forget the warm-up or play the video from yesterday (some videos are on Tapestry only)

 

Literacy: tell the story again. Use the power point/pictures attached and use your own words; make sounds like the animals in the pictures. Make a zigzag book using card or paper and draw the story with each scene of the story on a different page. Use your book to tell the story, using the repeated phrases, or in their own words (see the attachment of how to make the zigzag book).

 

PD/Movement: while re-enacting the story encourage children to explore different ways of moving to represent each of the animals in the story. They could pretend to swing through trees like the monkey, stomp like the elephant, walk on tiptoes for the giraffe, flap their arms to represent the parrot’s wings and run around like the goat (video on Tapestry only)

 

EAD: Do some printing using different fruit, such as apples. Place the cover on the table before you start. Dip fruit into paint and see what shapes you can create. Look at the sizes, make patterns using different fruit/vegetables or use the same fruit but different paints. Remember to do printing NOT SMUDGING.

 

Maths: weighing fruit or any objects (video on Tapestry only)
Provide some weighing or balancing scales. You don't need the scale to have fun exploring the weights of the resources you will be using. Get the hanger, two carrier bags and you are sorted ;-) (see the picture and the video).
Encourage the children to weigh a selection of fruit. Pick one and talk about how it feels in your hands: heavy or light. Pick another one and do the same. Pick both in your hands: one in each and try to use your arms (extended) as the balancing scales. Which one is heavy, which one is light? Place one fruit in each carrier bag and hang them on the hanger. What can you see? Is one side up and the other one down? Why? Where you right when using your arms as the balancing scale? repeat with other fruit/objects. make sure you have only one in each bag. Once explored all the fruit/objects you used, order them from lightest to heaviest.

 

Phonics: all about rhyming again.
Play the game attached. Can you notice the pattern in the words? Look at the end of them.

 

Don't forget, you can listen to and join in with the songs and rhymes. Click on the link below (free audio stories to use) https://stories.audible.com/pdp/B002V1NU1M?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_pdp_pc_pg-1-cntr-0-17 

 

Use Purple Mash to learn and to play. Look at the links on our school website to different online resources. Click on pupils, kids zone and the links that are there. They should be safe but please remind them of the internet safety. Check Mrs Turner's story blog as well (on the school website).

 

As always, use our class emails if you need any help or support or to say 'Hello/Hi!'- Amber@galleyhill.herts.sch.uk
Please keep posting your learning on Tapestry. We love to see all the exciting things you do.

 

Have fun and stay safe!
Ms Handel, Mrs Stanbridge, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Trueman
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Wednesday 10th June 2020

Welcome everybody.
I hope the weather will improve and you can have fun outside in the sunshine but... if not, don't worry. There is lots of things we can do inside or in the rain.

I hope, while watching my videos yesterday, you talked to me and 'shouted' all the answers :-)
We can't have that kind of conversation as if we were in the class but I can still hear and see you through your grown-ups ears and eyes. Remember, when I ask you a question, have a go and share your ideas and remember that you can pause the videos at any time to talk to me (even if I can't see you).

 

I would like you all to start with a little exercise today. Check out this video of a mindfulness exercise that will help you practice yoga through age-appropriate and imaginative games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw  I hope you all had fun watching it and joined in with stretching etc.

 

Let's sing our ABC's song. Remember that if I stop, you must still continue. It is your time to shine and I really would like to hear your voices. Can we do the same with the days of the week? You decide what voice you will be using. I will just point to the days on my day chart. Re-call the months of the year- we are in June. Use your funny voice. How good are you with the shapes recognition? Do you remember them? Do you remember the 3D shape we looked at yesterday? How did you get on with the cube hunt challenge? Today we will look at the sphere. Can you think of anything that looks like that shape? That is your task for today. Find that shape around your house. Explore it.
Numbers, numbers and counting. Can you find a number that is important to you? It could be the one that shows your age or a door number or just point to the numbers that you know. Count objects, fingers, jumps. You know that we can count anything and everything.
Nursery rhymes: Elephant song (play the video from Monday), the Monkeys song (Tuesday). Are there any other songs that we know about the animals from the story?

 

Literacy: how well do you know the story by now? Do you think you can tell me the story? Remember that story is made up and we can change anything. We could have different animals, we could add the ending that I mentioned yesterday- Handa noticed something on her way back. You can use the pictures that I attached earlier this week or just turn the pages and retell the story in your own words.
Use your imagination and share it with us please.

 

Maths: estimating
Explore counting and estimation based on the story. Place a number of tangerines (or other fruit, potatoes will be fine too) into a large bowl or basket and ask the children to estimate how many there are, before counting them. Ask different questions: How many do you think is there? What makes you think that? How do you know? How can we find out? Focus on what they already know: big number- lots of things, small number- fewer things. Repeat a few times and challenge your child to make accurate estimates. can they find the correct numbers? Can they write the correct numbers? (optional).

 

Phonics: you will need focus sounds s a t p i n m g o c k d b f (on the cards or write them outside with chalk on the ground/wall/fence). If you are outside, you can use water spray or just jump on the letters or swat them with the swatter if have it. Take turns, if possible. There are different levels/options. make sure you have fun (especially with water ;-0 )
1. One person to tell the sound and another to find it: jump on it, swat it, spray it!
2. One person to do the action that goes with one of the focus letters and another one to do as above.
3. One person to say a word (clearly) and another to look for the initial sound.

 

UW (Understanding of the World)- Rainbow walk: You can do this anywhere, at any time of year. It is easy to spot a lot of different colours in your garden in the woods in the Summer. You could notice some bright red berries, or a red hat, or even a stop sign.
The instructions are very simple: Take a walk, and look for something red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Keep going through the colours, in order, until the end of your walk.
Here are some suggestions:
- take a camera and take a photo of at least one image with each colour
- take a sketchbook--even if you're not an artist, try to draw it (optional)
Tell the grown-up you are with about the things you noticed and how they made you feel. Each colour represent a different feeling

See a rainbow of photos from some of my own walks in different places.

 

EAD/ craft: one of the things that Handa was wearing was her beautiful necklace. Would you like to make one? Watch Mrs T making it. I love it. I will make one myself too.
You will need: a paper plate or a card (cut out a circle), scissors, something to decorate your necklace with: paints, brushes, pencils , stickers, etc.
Have fun πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

 

Don't forget, you can listen to and join in with the songs and rhymes. Click on the link below (free audio stories to use) https://stories.audible.com/pdp/B002V1NU1M?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_pdp_pc_pg-1-cntr-0-17 

Use Purple Mash to learn and to play. Look at the links on our school website to different online resources. Click on pupils, kids zone and the links that are there. They should be safe but please remind them of the internet safety. Check Mrs Turner's story blog as well (on the school website).

As always, use our class emails if you need any help or support or to say 'Hello/Hi!'- Amber@galleyhill.herts.sch.uk
Please keep posting your learning on Tapestry. We love to see all the exciting things you do.

Have fun and stay safe!
Ms Handel, Mrs Stanbridge, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Trueman
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Tuesday 9th June 2020

Good morning everyone!
Again, well done to all of you that keep us up to date with all the things you do at home. It does look like you are learning a lot while having fun. Well done.

Let's start our day with the morning activities. Join me with: ABCs, day chart, months of the year, Numbers and counting, the shapes and the rhyme of the week. Don't forget that warm up. remember to stretch up high to catch the numbers that are up in the space.

Literacy: Read the story again, click on the link below to see the animated version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocnRQi89nK8  or watch the video attached

Spend time looking at and talking together about the cover picture. What can you see? What do you think the story will be about? Where does it take place? How do you know that? Read the story aloud, taking time to talk together about the pictures. Leave spaces for children to join in with the repeated phrases and sounds. Can you make animals noises? How do you know what sounds/noises they make? Capture children's interest and explore it.
Can children tell Handa what's happening right behind her? How?

Maths: the concept of subtraction;
Recall the numbers we learnt so far 0-10 (at random, just few). Sing a number song or two.
Our Maths today will be focused on the story we are reading this week. Do you remember what happened?
Handa decides to take seven pieces of delicious fruit to her friend, Akeyo, who lives in a different village. While Handa is walking, series of sneaky animals steal something from her basket, which she's carrying on her head. When Handa reaches Akeyo, will she have anything left to offer her friend? It is all about working out how many fruits would be left, if any, in the basket.

Phonics: re-call the letters sounds we learnt so far. Play the game (watch the video): you will need a dice, on each side one letter: c, k, h, e, r and d or the little plastic balls with the focus letters written on them. Pick one ball at the time (without looking) or roll the dice (take turns if playing with somebody), look at the letter that the dice landed on (or the ball you picked up, say the sound, show me the action, say a word that starts with that sound, think of the word that rhymes with it. If the letter repeats, think of a different word. Have fun.
You can just use the letter cards if you don't have a dice or the balls. Place the letter cards up-side down and pick one at the time and do as above.

EAD/ART/Craft: see Mrs Trueman's video of how to make a fruit basket. Have a go and see if you can make your own one. If you managed to draw any fruit yesterday, you can put them in your basket.

PSED: a while ago I asked you to draw a picture of one of your friend's.
If you were going to collect some gifts for a friend, what would you give them? What would you give to your friend to make them happy? What would your surprise be? Can you draw it? Can you tell a grown up? Try to say something in a sentence: My friend is....and I would give him/her .... I think that would be a nice surprise for her/him because....
What surprises have people organised for you?

Enjoy the lovely weather, play in the garden or in the park. Practice jumping forward and backward, different ball skills: throwing, catching, kicking, aiming at something. Practice your balance: walk along the tree trunk, a plank, a wall. Climb up trees (not to high). Explore new places, catch a fish in the stream, feed the ducks, the geese, look at the clouds and see if you can spot shapes, objects, animals.
Have fun but stay safe.
Nursery Amber Team
Ms Handel, Mrs Trueman, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Stanbridge
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Monday 8th June 2020

Good morning everyone,
We hope you had a wonderful weekend, kept busy having fun and enjoyed the rainy weather. Yes! We can have fun! Jump in puddles, play with rain (try to catch the drops into a container), draw/write with water.

 

Are you ready for another week full of different activities and challenges?

Today is Monday again and we are starting our new Topic. This week is all about the 'Handa's surprise' story.

 

Before we start our lessons, what about joining me with our every day morning routines (watch the videos, on Tapestry only): ABCs song, Days of the week, Months of the year, Numbers, Shapes and the Rhymes of the week. There might be few songs we will learn this week- today is 'The elephant' song.

 

Warm up- for today warm up you can follow the link to our class warm up song http://www.landscore.tv/watch.php?vid=363248f97  or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UcZWXvgMZE 

Now your brains should be ready to learn and to have fun. Don't forget to check your heart beat and remember, if it is still going slow.......YOU HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN πŸ˜†

 

Literacy: if you have it at home, read the 'Handa's surprise' story. If not, listen to my story (watch the video, on Tapestry only). What do you think the story will be about? What can you see in the picture on the front cover? Where do you think the story is happening? What is a surprise? How can we find out? Can you guess what might happen next?

 

Maths: revise the numbers from 0 to 10 or beyond. For the lesson you need different objects for counting (I am using something I can eat but I have to make sure I will wash my hands properly), numbers (on fans, cards, magnetic), something to write on and with. It is all about counting by touching/moving and finding the correct number to represent the number of objects you are using. Watch the videos.

 

Phonics: revise the sounds we were focusing on in the last few weeks: s a t p i n m g o d See the video for actions and sounds for: s a t p i n https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4IfiKiQ-3I 

This week focus sounds are: c, k, ck, h, e, r and m, d again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alAJllJF1zk  We will be using them over the next few days to make words or to read the words. Try to revise them.

 

EAD/ART: Today we are going to be drawing different fruit from the story (Holding pencil between two fingers and thumb or a froggy fingers). It is called an observational drawing. Place a fruit on the table. Look at the colour, the shape, the size of it. Have a go. can you draw more than one?

 

See different attachments for coloring in, cutting skills, etc.

 

Thank you so much for sending your amazing photos, videos and sharing with us your journey.

 

Keep in touch with us via Tapestry or email Amber@galleyhill.herts.sch.uk

Have fun and remember while is hot outside, wear your hat and apply the sun lotion. If it's raining, you still can have fun, just wear wellingtons and the raincoats.

 

Stay safe,
Nursery Amber team
πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸŒˆπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‰

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Friday 5th June 2020

Hi my lovely children.

I can’t believe that another week is gone already. I hope you had fun joining us with all the things we have been posting for you. I must say, lots of you are doing A WONDERFUL WORK. Thank you for sharing it with us.

 

Let’s start the day with the smile on your face. Show me your beautiful smiles πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ That’s brilliant! Now you are ready to join me with our morning routines: ABCs, day chart- IT IS FRIDAY!, months of the year, shapes challenge, numbers and counting. Don’t forget the rhyme of the week and the warm up πŸ’ͺ🏼

 

Literacy: I thought it would be nice to end our Dear Zoo story with this …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abBTihfu5gI  

 

1. Story play: Gather together different boxes/containers, animal toys, some the same as the animals in the book. Children can retell the story using their own toys or make up their own story.

2. Make a flap book. You can make your own flap book with pages for more animals arriving from the zoo and needing to be returned (because they are too noisy, prickly, heavy……) until they have the perfect pet. See the attachment for instructions how to make it).

 

Maths: matching the quantities to numbers shown.
You will need the number fan or the number cards from 0 to 10. Something to write with and to write on. You can take turns or just place them up-side down and pick the card at random. Look at the number, say the number, draw that many dots. Repeat with different cards/numbers. Watch the video.

 

Phonics: use the lollipop sticks (with Aa-Zz on them) or the little cards we used yesterday.
There are many, many ways that your child can use the craft sticks with letters of the alphabet on them. We looked at some ideas yesterday. Here are a few more that might interest your child. Watch the video.
   1. Make a word.
Some children might be able to make words using the alphabet craft sticks. Because each letter is written on a single craft stick, arranging and rearranging the letters is easily done.
Children might like to also focus on phonic blends or diagraphs and see how many words they can make. These words can also be recorded on a piece of paper.

   2. Upper vs lower case letters.
Your child might be familiar with some letters being upper case and some being lower case. Give your child some time to read each letter and make a decision on which of the two groups they belong. Some of them could be tricky as they are the same shapes but different sizes. What could you do?

 

This week I would like to share with you some ‘Funky finger’ activities to develop strong hand muscles:
-Squeezing foil into little tiny silver balls (see the photo).
-maybe doing some target practice into the peg basket: attach the peg to a washing line, a basket, a plastic container, a cardboard box, etc. (see the photo)

 

EAD/ART: Get those hands busy, busy, busy. Can you make a slithery snake, don’t scare your family though 😊               

                                  https://pin.it/4mgvFX3  

        or zebra/giraffe https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/297659856594838778/ 

        or a lion: materials: paper plates, yellow yarn, glue, crayons.

Colour the paper plates yellow with crayons and add facial features. Next, glue yellow yarn around the edges of the plate.

        or a lion like Mrs Swaine’s (watch the video on Tapestry) πŸ˜‰

 

Don't forget, you can listen to and join in with the songs and rhymes. Click on the link below (free audio stories to use) https://stories.audible.com/pdp/B002V1NU1M?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_pdp_pc_pg-1-cntr-0-17 

 

Use Purple Mash to learn and to play. Look at the links on our school website to different online resources. Click on pupils, kids zone and the links that are there. They should be safe but please remind them of the internet safety.

 

As always, use our class emails if you need any help or support or to say 'Hello/Hi!'- Amber@galleyhill.herts.sch.uk
Please keep posting your learning on Tapestry.

 

Have fun and stay safe!
Ms Handel, Mrs Stanbridge, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Trueman
☺️🌈☺️

 

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Thursday 4th June 2020

Good morning everyone. I know the weather has changed and is not as sunny as it was in the last few weeks but we still can have fun, even in the rain.
Join me with our morning routines: ABCs, Day chart, Months of the year, shapes, numbers and counting, nursery rhyme and don't forget the warm-up.

 

We are still focusing on the 'Dear Zoo' story. Did you managed to tell your own version to somebody? Have you changed anything? A quick quiz on how well you know our story ‘Dear Zoo’. I hope you are familiar with the story by now. If not, don't worry, click on the link https://www.slideshare.net/Lunamar211/dear-zoo-7345295  or https://www.slideserve.com/myles-evans/dear-zoo 

ACTIVITY: parents, your job is to read out the below (or let them watch my video attached- on Tapestry only). Can your child say which animal the sentence belongs to? Make sure they are answering in a sentence.
E.G “He was too big” - Elephant! The elephant was too big.
1. He was too big
2. He was too tall -
3. He was too fierce -
4. He was too grumpy -
5. He was too scary -
6. He was too naughty -
7. He was too jumpy -
8. He was perfect! -

 

Maths: watch the video (on Tapestry only).
Here is a fun and simple counting activity for children. This activity isn’t new, but obviously a really great one for developing your child’s familiarity with numbers and what they represent using physical objects. In this case I’ve kept it incredibly simple, which is often the best way to get your child to learn.
You will need: cupcake cases or the number cards 1-10, marker, pompoms or similar (you can use dry pasta as in previous activities), tongs or tweezers (optional). Begin by writing a number in each of the cupcake cases. Of course this is a very flexible activity and can be made to suit your individual child and where their learning skills are at. If they are still finding the numbers tricky then you might only have two or three cases with 0-3 written inside. If your child is confident with representing teen numbers then you can write larger numbers inside each of them. The aim of this activity is for the child to read the number inside each of the cupcake liners and use the pompoms/objects/pasta to accurately represent it. You will be able to see if the child is able to count correctly, use one to one correspondence. Can your child automatically recognise a number without having to count it?
Making mistakes is positive and we certainly learn from them. If your child makes any errors in counting then you might like to ask them to check their work and see if they can find anything that isn’t correct. If they can identify errors then that’s wonderful and they should be praised. The next challenge is to see if they can fix them πŸ˜‰
This activity can also help children develop their fine motor skills. Of course if you’re child is finding tricky to use tongs you might like them to use tweezers instead or simply give them the challenge of only using their thumb and pointer finger when transferring the pompoms/pasta.
There are so many ways you can increase the difficulty with this activity. You can change the numbers written in each of the cupcake liners but for some children, simply mixing up the order of the numbers can open up a great learning opportunity. The video demonstrates how I set the activity up in such a way that a child can not rely on simply increasing one pompom/object each time. Instead they have to really know the number and what it means.
Have fun.

 

Phonics: Here is a really cool letter matching activity using craft sticks. It’s easy to put together and will help your child develop their skills in recognising letters of the alphabet, learn the difference between upper and lower case letters and play a variety of literacy games at home. Watch the video.
You will need: lollipop/craft ticks (coloured preferable) or coloured paper/card, scissors, black marker, zip lock bag or a container for storage (optional).
Write all the letters of the alphabet on each craft stick or a small piece of paper. If using the coloured sticks use the same coloured stick for the upper case and lower case letters. You may also want to repeat the coloured sticks in a pattern (red, green, blue, red, green, blue) as it will support those children who need it.
1. Ordering the letters of the alphabet.
You might like to separate your alphabet craft sticks into two groups, upper case letters and lower case letters. Depending on what you would like your child to focus on, see if your child would like to order them as best they can according to the letters of the alphabet. Singing the alphabet song is likely to help. We have been singing the song every day since September so I am sure your child knows it.
2. Matching
Depending on your child’s ability to recognise the letters of the alphabet, ask your child to see how many upper and lower case letters they can match together. Use the alphabet line. You can also ask them to identify which upper and lower case letters look the same, just the size is different.
Have FUN!!!!!

 

EXPRESIVE ART AND DESIGN  (EAD)

1. Enjoy music: Can you dance like the animals from this song?

           (see the link below) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwRmivbNgQk 

2. Can you guess who’s feet they belong to in the story below?

           Click on the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUjGvCi1mA4  

3. Can you draw your own feet?

 

Don't forget, you can listen to and join in with the songs and rhymes. Click on the link below (free audio stories to use) https://stories.audible.com/pdp/B002V1NU1M?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_pdp_pc_pg-1-cntr-0-17 

 

Use Purple Mash to learn and to play. Look at the links on our school website to different online resources. Click on pupils, kids zone and the links that are there. They should be safe but please remind them of the internet safety.

Check Mrs Turner's story blog as well (on the school website).

 

As always, use our class emails if you need any help or support or to say 'Hello/Hi!'- Amber@galleyhill.herts.sch.uk
Please keep posting your learning on Tapestry. We love to see all the exciting things you do.

Have fun and stay safe!
Ms Handel, Mrs Stanbridge, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Trueman
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Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Hi everyone,
Welcome back again. Just wanted to say well done to all that posted the pictures and videos in the last few days.

Let’s start the day with our morning routines. Watch the videos and join in πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€žπŸΌπŸ˜„

Don't forget the warm-up.

 

We will continue with our topic for the rest of the week- Dear Zoo.

 

Literacy: join me with telling the story (watch the video); a slightly different version of the story but we know that in the made up stories anything can happen and that we can change lots of things. I wonder if you could tell me the differences. Can you tell me your version of the story? Why not to try it. 

 

Maths: numbers around us. Focus- number 10 (see the video attached) also see the links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp_xhRJNWH8  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNEJXKTSkYM 

Recall the numbers we learnt so far. Today is all about number 10. Watch the video. Look for number 10 and have a go writing it. See the attachment (if you have printer or for more ideas).
Second part:
WHAT YOU WILL NEED: 10 small objects, numbers from 1-10 written down on small pieces of paper

The aim of this activity is for your child to match the number to the objects left on the table. Grown-ups/brother/sister your job will be to decide how many objects to leave on the table each time. We are taking away today from 10.
Have the pieces of paper spread out on the table so your child will find them easily. Place all objects on the table, ask your child to check how many is there by counting (touching one at the time or moving). Take some away and ask the child to find the card to represent the number of objects left on the table. Have they noticed that the quantity has changed? Count again to check. Put the objects together and repeat taking away a different amount. Find the corresponding number.

 

Phonics: re-call the letters sounds we learnt so far. Play the game (watch the video): you will need the letters: b, g, o, d, m, f written on pieces of paper. We used those letters yesterday. Take one card at the time (take turns if playing with somebody), look at the letter, say the sound, show me the action, say a word that starts with that sound, think of the word that rhymes with it. Post it through the hole/into a box, etc. If the letter repeats, think of a different word. If you not sure about the letter, place it on the table and try again later. Have fun.

 

EAD/CRAFT: pasta snake. Watch Mrs Trueman's video of how to make the patterned pasta snake. Can you make your own colourful one? Remember to post it on tapestry to show us.

 

Listen to and join in with the songs and rhymes. Click on the link below (free audio stories to use) https://stories.audible.com/pdp/B002V1NU1M?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_pdp_pc_pg-1-cntr-0-17 

 

Use Purple Mash to learn and to play. Look at the links on our school website to different online resources. Click on pupils, kids zone and the links that are there. They should be safe but please remind them of the internet safety. Check Mrs Turner's story blog as well.

 

As always, use our class emails if you need any help or support or to say 'Hello/Hi!'- Amber@galleyhill.herts.sch.uk
Please keep posting your learning on Tapestry. We love to see all the exciting things you do.

 

Have fun and stay safe!
Ms Handel, Mrs Stanbridge, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Trueman
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Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Hi Everyone!
I just wanted to say how lovely is to see the work you are uploading on Tapestry. It does look like you are having so much fun and you are learning as well. Well done.

 

Let's start our day with the morning activities. Join me with: ABCs, day chart, months of the year, Numbers and counting, the shapes and the rhyme of the week. Don't forget that warm up. You need to jump high to catch the numbers that we lost.

Due to the videos being long, some of them are only to see on Tapestry.

Literacy: Read the story again or click on the link below to see the story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rudDGRQ9QGA  Spend time talking together about the cover picture, what they notice, and commenting on what the story might be about and where it takes place. Read the story aloud, taking time to talk together about the pictures as you do. Read the story again (and again!), this time leaving spaces for children to join in with the repeated phrases and sounds. It will be fun for them to try out different animal ‘voices’.

 

Maths: recall the numbers we learnt so far. Today is all about number 9. Watch the video. Look for number 9 and have a go writing it. See the attachment (if you have printer or for more ideas).

Second part: 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: 10 small objects, numbers from 1-10 written down on small pieces of paper

Write numbers from 1-10 down on some paper.

The aim of this activity is for your child to match the number to the objects laid out on the table. Mum or Dad your job will be to decide how many objects to put out each time.
Have the pieces of paper spread out on the table so your child will find them easily.

 

Phonics: re-call the letters sounds we learnt so far. Play the game (watch the video, on Tapestry only): you will need a dice, on each side one letter: b, g, o, d, m, f. Roll the dice (take turns if playing with somebody), look at the letter that the dice landed on, say the sound, show me the action, say a word that starts with that sound, think of the word that rhymes with it. If the letter repeats, think of a different word. Have fun.

 

EAD/ART/Craft: see Mrs Trueman's video of how to make a giraffe craft using a hand print. Have a go and see if you can make your own one.

 

PSED: a while ago I asked you to draw a picture of one of your friend's. Listen to the story 'A friend like you'. Is your friend like a monkey or like a panda? What kind of friend are you?

 

Enjoy the lovely weather, play in the garden or in the park. Practice throwing and catching the ball skills. Explore new places, catch a fish in the stream, look at the clouds and see if you can spot shapes, objects, animals.
Have fun but stay safe.
Nursery Amber Team
Ms Handel, Mrs Trueman, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Stanbridge

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Monday 1st June 2020

Good morning everyone,
We hope you all had a wonderful half term holiday, kept busy having fun and enjoyed the beautiful weather. 
Are you ready for another week full of different activities and challenges?

 

Today is Monday and we are starting our new Topic. This week is all about the 'Dear Zoo' story. 


Before we start our lessons, what about joining me with our every day morning routines (watch the videos): ABCs song, Days of the week, Months of the year, Numbers, Shapes and the Rhyme of the week 'How much is that doggy..'

Warm up- for today warm up you can follow the link to our class warm up song http://www.landscore.tv/watch.php?vid=363248f97  or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UcZWXvgMZE 

Now your brains should be ready to learn and to have fun. Don't forget to check your heart beat and remember, if it is still going slow YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR WARM UP AGAIN πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ˜†

 

Literacy: if you have it at home, read the 'Dear Zoo' story. If not, listen to me reading the story (watch the video). What do you think the story will be about? Can you guess the animals in the boxes before we look under the flap? How do you know which animal will be inside? Have you seen those animals before?  

 

Maths: numbers around us. Focus- number 8 (see the video attached). You can use the worksheet attached as well but don't worry if you don't have the printer. Also, follow the links:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niJOjKaeCtY
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy7nR6hcpkI
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDPV1KNjcbw

 

UW- LEARNING ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD 
This week, we are looking at the ‘Dear Zoo’ story. Can you remember what animal was ‘Too scary’?...A snake.

Watch video below and learn about snakes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ7QfIUHvKU

 

EAD/ART: Can you draw a snake? Have a go, holding pencil between two fingers and your thumb or a froggy fingers. 
What does a snake look like? What kind of snake will you draw? E.g a python snake
What patterns does your snake have on it’s body? What colours does your snake have on it’s body? Add your picture to the tapestry. 

 

Thank you so much for drawing the pictures of your friends and emailing them to me or adding them to your Tapestry folder. If you haven’t done it, have a go. 
Keep in touch with us via Tapestry or email Amber@galleyhill.herts.sch.uk

Have fun and remember while is hot outside, wear your hat and apply the sun lotion. 
Stay safe,
Nursery Amber team
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Friday 22nd May 2020

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all who posted photos, videos, etc already. We love seeing it. Lots of you saw the ducks and the swans while walking,. How amazing. Please keep doing that.

As for morning activities, let’s start with ABCs, days of the week 🀩🀩🀩🀩🀩 It’s Friday πŸ˜ƒπŸ€©πŸ˜ƒπŸ€©πŸ˜ƒπŸ€© don’t forget our dance πŸ˜ƒ. Do you remember the months of the year? Use a very happy/funny voice for May. Join me with shapes (go on the shapes hunt), numbers and counting. Don’t forget the warm up πŸ’ͺ🏼 Look for changes that happen to your body during the exercise: heart rate, colour of your face, sweat, you should feel very hot. If not, do it again πŸ˜‚

 

Literacy: tell me a story.
Can you help me to tell the story from the pictures? Remember that each story has three parts: the beginning, the middle part and the end. Watch the video and help me. If you can print the pictures, try to place them in the correct order and tell your version of the story. You can also look at the pictures and just say what is that you can see. Have a go and use your imagination.

 

Maths: for the lesson you can use the number fan/cards (two sets if playing with somebody, you can make your own number fan too) or just watch the video and play with me. Remember to pause the video before I tell you the answers. Recall the numbers we looked at in the last few days (0-7, have a go with numbers up to 10 too). If you are still not sure, it is OK, we are learning all the time.
When shown a number on the fan /a card use your fingers to represent that number. You can use the bricks to built a tower with that many bricks, etc. make sure you take turns.
Second part of the lesson is looking at what will happen when we add two groups of objects. You can use the attachment or watch the video and have a go drawing something like I did.

 

Phonics: recall letter sounds. Use the video to see what pictures I am showing. When asked a question 'What can you see?', focus on answering in a sentence: 'I can see a...' 'What is the first sound you can hear in that word?' ' I can hear....' Can you think of a word that rhymes with....' '...rhymes with....' Pause the video at suitable points. Use as many words as you can. Challenge the grown-ups :-)

 

UW (Understanding of the World): a life cycle of the swan. What other life cycle do you remember? A caterpillar/butterfly, a frog. Do you remember the stages? Can you think of how similar/different the swan's life cycle is? Watch the video. See the attachment and have a go sticking the pictures in the correct places. Can you tell me the order and what happens? Don't worry if you don't have the printer. I am sure you can draw the pictures.

 

ART/Craft: Can you draw me a picture of a swan/a duckling? Have a go. There is no bad pictures. I will love to see as many as possible.

 

Please keep in touch. There is lots of you we haven't heard from. Email us on Amber@galleyhill.herts.sch.uk or contact us through Tapestry. We just want to make sure you are OK. Keep sending us your amazing pictures from your walks, pictures of all the things you are doing. Share your ideas, activities, cooking/baking tips that we could post on Tapestry for all other children to have a go (and the adults).

 

We are on the half-term holidays next week. There will be no online learning but remember that you can use the videos from previous weeks. You can also explore the school website and check other classes links, Mrs Turner's reading folder. There is lots of things for you to do. When outside, remember to wear the hat and apply the sun lotion, plenty of water to drink and make sure you stay close to your grown-ups.
Use Purple Mash and other websites that we mentioned many times as there is lots of fun, educational things the children can do. Remember the internet safety rules. Don't try to fix it yourself or try to navigate to the site you used before. Always ask the grown up for help.
Stay safe
Nursery Amber team
Ms H, Mrs S, Mrs S, Mrs T

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Thursday 21st May 2020

Good morning all.
I hope you enjoyed the weather and all managed to have fun outside. Don't forget to put the sun lotion on and to wear the sun hat.
We love all the pictures and videos the grown-ups are posting of you doing so many exciting things.

Let's start the day with our morning activities: ABCs song, day chart, months of the year, shapes recognition and shapes hunt, numbers and counting. Don't forget the warm-up. Some of the videos are available on our class page but some are only on Tapestry. Make sure you check both.

 

Literacy: follow the link to a different version of the story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyrmcD8Yml0  How different is it? How is the same?

 

Maths: re-call the number recognition 0-6. Focus number is 7. Watch the video, see the attachment and follow the links for more videos about number 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsTxqd6cj3w  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6Xt5b_tdSg 

 

Phonics: recall the sounds recognition. Focus sounds today are: s a t p i n. Resources you will need: a big dice, letter cards and your ears and eyes switched on. Attach the focus letters on the sides of the dice (one on each), roll the dice. Look at the letter it is facing up. Do you know the name? Do you know the sound? Do you remember the action to go with that letter? Can you think of the word that begins with that sound/ can you think of the word that rhymes with it? Have a go. Roll it again. Try to think of different words each time (if the letters repeat). Do't forget to take turns.

 

EAD/Craft: watch Mrs Trueman's video making a swan craft. Do you think you can do it? Have a go.

 

Please please keep posting your amazing pictures. Keep in touch, send the email to sat Hi/Hello. our class email is Amber@galleyhill.herts.sch.uk 
Have fun and stay safe and don't forget to be polite: say please and thank you and if you have to SORRY too. Remember to use the Makaton signs as well.

 

Stay safe

Nursery Amber Team
Ms H, Mrs S, Mrs T, Mrs S
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Wednesday 20th May 2020

Good morning everybody,
How was your day yesterday? I can see lots of you were very busy. Well done for sharing with us all the exciting things you do at home.

Are you ready for your morning routines? Before we start, I need you to show me your listening ears and make sure you are sitting/standing and ready to join in.
Let's sing our ABCs together, using our beautiful singing voices. Do you remember the Days of the week? What day is today? What voice are you going to use for Thursday? Which month are we in? Can we say the months of the year together? What about recognising the shapes? Find them somewhere around your house and say their names. Numbers, numbers! They are everywhere. Let's count them from 0 to 10 and back.
Don't forget your daily warm-up! Start with stretching and bending, head movements, arms, legs and the whole body. Can you run on the spot? Can you jump on both legs/right led/left leg? Now you are ready. Well done.

 

Literacy: look at the Power point of 'The ugly duckling' story. Do you remember what happened in the story? How is that story different or the same to the ones we looked at earlier in the week? Is that a real story or made up story? What is real about it? What is made up? How would you change it?

 

Maths: numbers around us; Focus number is 6. Watch the video and see the attachment if you would like to. Also, see the links to video about number 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9qieqF2kF0  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4V1nMOeDOc 

 

PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development): I need you to think about the story we are reading this week and think of the behaviour of the characters in the story: the yellow ducklings, mother duck, other animals or people from the story. Do you remember what they all said to the duckling? 'You are ugly'. Why did they say that? He was different. What do you think? Would you say all those things to somebody only because they are different? How was the duckling feeling? How would you feel? What would you do? If you were unkind to somebody, used wrong words or made wrong choices, what could you do to make it better? We have a special song that we love to sing in the Amber team, click on the link and join with singing. This is one of my favourite songs (after Twinkle star ;-) ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=403s_HcQsa0 

 

EAD/craft: I would like you to make a picture for somebody to make them smile. You can paint or draw or use the collage.

 

Phonics: 'Each peach pear plum' book. Focus on rhyming words and the 'I spy' game. Remember, the words are rhyming when they sound the same at the end. Have fun finding them and have fun looking for the charactes form different stories or Nursery rhymes.

 

Remember to do your daily exercise . Use Purple mash for different games and learning. Save their work in the trays for us to see and to make the comments. Keep uploading photos/videos of all amazing things the children do. We love seeing everything.

 

Stay safe
Nursery Amber Team
Ms Handel, Mrs Trueman, Mrs Stanbridge, Mrs Swain

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Tuesday 19th May 2020

Hi everyone,
Good morning to you all. Just wanted to say well done and thank you for posting your pictures and videos in the last few days. I can see you are still sending the pictures of your tents. A big Well done to the children that made the tent/ den (part of DT project) πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Let’s start the day with our morning routines. Watch the videos and join in πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€žπŸΌπŸ˜„

We will continue with our topic for the rest of the week with the focus on 'The Ugly duckling' story but also on being kind to others and being different, as well as looking at the life cycle of the duck.

 

Literacy: join me with the e-book (watch the video, on Tapestry only ); a slightly different version of the story but we know that in the made up stories anything can happen and that we can change lots of things. I wonder if you could tell me the differences.

 

Maths: numbers around us. Focus- number 5 (see the video attached, on Tapestry only). You can use the worksheet attached as well but don't worry if you don't have the printer. Also, follow the links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6OM_nSyod0  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOj5CV_jXlI 

 

EAD/ Art and craft : watch Mrs Swaine’s craft video (on Tapestry only). Do you think you can have a go and make your ducks? We are doing the ugly duckling but the rhyme is the ducks so anything crafty with ducks will be perfect.

 

Phonics: recap all the letter sounds we learnt (all ABCs). Join in with the activity (watch the video on Tapestry, pause it at any time and have a go yourself): sounding out, blending or just focus on the sounds recognition in CVC words made using s a t p i n

 

Have fun doing all the exciting things with your grown-ups or siblings.

Remember to use the Makaton signs for please, thank you, hello, goodbye, more. They are very important. See the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flXsU4V0zz8 

Keep in touch please.

 

Stay safe

Amber team
Ms H, Mrs S, Mrs T, Mrs S

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Monday 18th May 2020

Hi everyone,
I just wanted to say well done to all of you for keeping busy and sending us your pictures and videos of the wonderful things you do at home.
I hope after a lovely weekend you are ready for another exciting week with us. Remember, the things that we are posting on our class page and on Tapestry are the Topics, activities and ideas we would be doing at school. But you can upload pictures of anything you do at home.
Let’s start the day with our morning activities : ABCs, day chart, shapes hunt, numbers recognition and counting, nursery rhyme, followed by the warm up.

 

Literacy: story time. Listen to the story of ‘The ugly duckling’. What do you think the story will be about? What ‘ugly’ means? Is it nice to laugh at somebody only because they are different? Did you like the story? Why? Which part was your favourite?

 

Maths: numbers around us. In the last few days we were looking at numbers 0, 1, 2, 3. Today focus number is 4. See the attachment if you would like a paper copy but also see the video (on Tapestry only for more ideas).


EAD/ art and craft: watch Mrs Trueman’s video (on Tapestry only) ‘a duckling finger puppet’ and see if you can make your own one πŸ‘

Phonics: in the last few weeks we were looking at s a t p i n and focused on sounds recognition. We used the sounds to make the words and to read the words (sounding out/blending). I need you to use the skills we have been learning to play a game (see the attachment SATPIN). Have a go reading the words from the game. If it is tricky, just focus on finding the sounds you know.

 

Please keep in touch with us through email or Tapestry. We just want to know that you are OK. 

Stay safe,

Nursery Amber Team

Ms H, Mrs S, Mrs T, Mrs S

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Friday 15th May 2020​​​​​​

Hi everyone,
We had few technical issues yesterday (with uploading) which are out of my control. I will try to add the documents to today’s session. I also post every day activities on our class page on the school website. You can use that too. The only difference is that on the class page I can’t upload longer videos. Everything else is the same πŸ‘
Thank you to all who posted photos, videos, etc already. Please keep doing that. 

As for morning activities, let’s start with ABCs, days of the week 🀩🀩🀩🀩🀩 It’s Friday πŸ˜ƒπŸ€©πŸ˜ƒπŸ€©πŸ˜ƒπŸ€© don’t forget our dance πŸ˜ƒ. Do you remember the months of the year? Use a very silly/funny voice for May. Join me with shapes, numbers and counting. Don’t forget the warm up πŸ’ͺ🏼 Look for changes that happen to your body during the exercise: heart rate, colour of your face, sweat, you should feel hot. If not, do it again πŸ˜‚


Literacy: tell me a story. 
Can you help me to tell the story from the pictures? Remember that each story has three parts: the beginning, the middle part and the end. Watch the video (on Tapestry only) and help me. Watch the short video after with the pictures in the correct order, pause each time and tell me something about the picture (that part of the story). 

 

Maths: today is all about number 3. Watch the video (on Tapestry only) and try to do the tasks. Also see the attachment if you would like.


Phonics: letters sounds and sounding out CVC words.

Watch the video (on Tapestry only) and have a go. Use objects, point to things around us: rug, mat, pen, peg, pin, cat, dog, etc. Use your robot arms to say the words, count the sounds not the letters, make or write the words. 


UW: a life cycle of a frog.

Watch the video (on Tapestry only) and see if you can make your own frog’s life cycle display. Do you remember the stages? Have a go.


Please keep sending us your fantastic work or anything you do; just keep in touch.
Use Purple Mash and other websites that we mentioned many times as there is lots of fun, educational things the children can do.
Stay safe
Nursery Amber team
Ms H, Mrs S, Mrs S, Mrs T
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Thursday 14th May 2020

Good morning everybody
How was your day yesterday? I can see lots of you were very busy. Well done for sharing with us all the exciting things you do at home. 

Are you ready for your morning routines? Before we start, I need you to show me your listening ears and make sure you are sitting/standing and ready to join in.

Let's sing our ABCs together, using our beautiful singing voices. Do you remember the Days of the week? What day is today? What voice are you going to use for Thursday? Which month are we in? Can we say the months of the year together? What about recognising the shapes? Find them somewhere around your house and say their names. Numbers, numbers! They are everywhere. Let's count them from 0 to 10 and back. 

 

Don't forget your daily warm up! Start with stretching and bending, head movements, arms, legs and the whole body. Can you run on the spot? Can you jump on both legs/right led/left leg? Now you are ready. Well done.


Literacy: the focus of the lesson is to form the sentences to answer the questions. Use the poster attached or just use my video to find the objects on the poster: well, frog, golden ball, magic wand, king’s crown, flag, boots. Can you form the sentence starting with ‘I can see... and it is... Use positional language if possible: inside, on the top, between, etc.

 

Maths: numbers, numbers, numbers. Focus number is 2. Watch the video (on Tapestry), hunt for number 2 and have a go writing it, making models. Also follow the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnssmovN9o8


Phonics: use the attachment for some of the activities but also watch the video. 
Tricky words are the words that we cannot use phonics/ sounding out to read them. See the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMnqRAKz1q8

 

Cooking: who loves to cook? I love seeing the crazy chefs plates some of you made yesterday. Some of you made the real food so I thought, we can all cook something and then we can have a picnic. We need something healthy. What about making bread? Follow the recipe.
Parents: It is good to involve the children in the whole process, if possible. You could start with writing shopping lists, maybe include a trip to the shops to buy ingredients and then allow the children to cook as independently as possible. Encourage the children to read the recipe themselves, counting ingredients and how many spoonfuls or cups they will need. It is important that the children use their critical thinking skills when following the recipe. Sometimes they might add a small spoonful which won’t be enough. With support they will need to think about how to fix this problem.
A recipe using spoonfuls requires children to use their counting skills, but you could use a weighing scales or cups to encourage different levels of mathematical thinking.  


Please please keep posting your amazing pictures. 
Have fun and stay safe and don't forget to be polite: say please and thank you and if you have to SORRY too. Remember to use the Makaton signs as well.
Nursery Amber Team
Ms H, Mrs S, Mrs T, Mrs S
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Wednesday 13th May 2020

Good morning everyone,
What a mixture of weather we had but I do hope you had fun in the last few days, enjoyed watching the videos, joined with some of them and kept yourself busy.

Are you ready for another day with us? Join me with the morning routines while watching the videos (on Tapestry only). I can see lots of you have the alphabet and numbers displayed around your house. I love it blush It helps to learn, so well done.
Have you mastered your ABCs? Especially that tricky part  l, m, n, o, p  wink

 

Literacy: watch the story online https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhq_FEUEc8Y  How is that story different to the ones we listened to already? How is the story the same?

 

Maths: all about number 1 (watch the video- on Tapestry only) also, click on the links to see more videos about number 1 

                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxffHm4wy24  

                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E88NeoaU-To 

 

EAD/ art and craft: see Mrs Trueman’s craft pictures. Do you think you can make your own frog on the lily pad?

A message from Mrs Trueman: 'Hello everyone! We all love painting our hands in Nursery don’t we? We talk about how the paint feels on our hands. Some of us say the paint feels cold, some of us say it tickles when we put paint on our hands with a paint brush. We also talk about the colours of paint that we are using. So for today’s craft I have made a Frog hand print sitting on a Lily pad. What colour paint have I used? That’s right I used green paint. I started off with a piece of white paper, painted my hand green and then printed my hand on the white paper. While that was drying I carefully cut out a Lily pad from green card, you could use paper and colour it in green. Then when my hand print had dried I drew eyes and a mouth on it and then very carefully I cut my hand print out and stuck it on my Lily pad. I hope you like it. I would love to see your hand print frogs on Tapestry. Have a great day' πŸ˜ƒ

 

We know the frogs are green, so another challenge for you for today is to find something green (see the attachment for ideas)

 

Phonics: Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can you think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. You can find an A-Z of ​Nursery Rhymes by clicking on the link https://allnurseryrhymes.com/ β€‹

Practice the sounds we learnt, follow the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s  That video clip is showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound). Focus only on a-z please.

 

Have a go blending CVC words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t), words made using the magnetic letters or written if appropriate. Watch the video.

 

Sing the song ​‘Daddy Finger’-​ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJyNoFkud6g  Can you change the voice for each person e.g. a deep voice for Daddy finger, a squeaky voice for Baby finger?

 

Can you be a crazy chef? Can you prepare a meal for the princess/the frog? How different the two plates will be? (see the attachment- it says your favourite meal but we are focusing on the characters from our story; you can do another plate for yourself laugh ) Use the attachment or the paper plate.

 

One of the attachments is the Covid-19 activity booklet, I hope you will enjoy it.

 

Make sure you keep in touch with us. keep posting your amazing work. We really love seeing all.

Stay safe,

Nursery Amber Team

Ms H, Mrs S, Mrs T, Mrs S

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Frog craft

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to say well done to all that posted your pictures and videos in the last few days. A big Well done to the children that made the tent/ den (as a part of DT project) πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

 

Let’s start the day with our morning routines. Watch the videos and join in πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€žπŸΌπŸ˜„

We will continue with our topic for the rest of the week- all about frogs, including the stories and facts.

 

Literacy: join me with the e-book (watch the video on Tapestry); a slightly different version of the story but we know that in the made up stories anything can happen and that we can change lots of things. I wonder if you could tell me the differences πŸ€”πŸ€”

 

Maths: numbers around us. Focus- number 0 (see the video attached on Tapestry only)

also, follow the links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJdTZU08peM  

                                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeRIpU4Ibo4  

                                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epEq3HXtkZE  

 

UW (Understanding of the World) is all about how/why things happen, how things work, observing changes around us and learning from them. It is all about exploring and investigating. What do you know about frogs? Tell me one thing, one sentence πŸ‘ Do you know where they come from? Do you remember the life cycle of a butterfly we were learning about last week? Today we are going to learn about the life cycle of a frog.

Click on the link to watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3ElGMVU6SY  

 

EAD/Art and craft : watch Mrs Swaine’s craft video/ headbands (on Tapestry only). Do you think you can have a go and make one or two?

 

Have fun doing all the exciting things with your grown ups or siblings.

Rememeber to use the Makaton signs for please, thank you, hello, goodbye, more. They are very important. Keep in touch. Sat Hi once in a while.

 

Stay safe Amber team

Ms H, Mrs S, Mrs T, Mrs S

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Monday 11th May 2020

Good morning everyone,
We hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready for another week full of fun activities. This week is all about frogs, the frogs life cycle and different frogs stories. Do you know any? 

Join me with our every day morning routines: ABC’s, day chart, months of the year, shapes, numbers and counting. How good are you with the nursery rhyme of the week? Have a go and don’t forget to count your fingers each time to check how many frogs are left.

 

Literacy: 'The frog Prince' 

Listen to the story (watch the video on Tapestry). Is that a real story? Can you join in with me? Can you change your voice and make it sound like a frog? What voice would the queen have? What about the princess? What would you do if you lost something? What is a promise? Can you keep a promise?

 

Maths: Hungry Frog game; you can print and use the attachments for the game or make your own ones. Video on the Tapestry.

 

You will need a small, open-top box, a dice, a template of the head/mouth of the frog. Tape the frog's head to the box to make a post box. Draw/cut out the flies.
The frog is very hungry and it wants to be fed flies. Roll the dice to find out how many flies to feed to the frog each time. Can you count the spots on the dice? What number did you get? Remember to touch and count 1 spot at a time.
Count the correct number of flies to feed to the frog and post them into the frog’s mouth.
A challenge: use 2 dice and add the numbers together.

 

ART and Craft: watch Mrs Trueman's video (on Tapestry only) of how to make a frog craft

 

Phonics: rhymes, odd one out
Watch the video (on Tapestry only), it is all about rhyming words. Do you remember when the words are rhyming? When they sound the same at the end. Can you spot the odd word (the one that doesn't rhyme)?

 

When we were at school, we introduced the Makaton signs that help us to communicate with non verbal people. Below is the link attached for you to look at some of the signs. Do you remember any? See if you can learn few more. Have fun signing smiley    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pid4PLNY0a0 

 

If you like the stories read by the adults, please follow the link below. Mrs Turner asked me to share her page with you. Have fun wink https://www.galleyhill.herts.sch.uk/mrs-turners-story-telling/ 

 

Please keep sending us your amazing pictures and videos. We love seeing what you are doing and how much fun you are having. Thank you again to all the parents/carers for doing a wonderful work with the children. You should be very proud of yourselves.
Don't forget to use the Purple Mash and access the websites from our school pages to different activities. Remind the children of the safety rules while using the internet.

 

Stay safe
Nursery Amber Team
Ms Handel. Mrs Trueman, Mrs Stanbrridge and Mrs Swaine

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HUNGRY FROG maths game

Thursday 7th May 2020

Hi everyone, 
I hope you enjoyed the lovely weather yesterday and had so much fun outside. I/we love watching the videos of you all having so much fun, flying the kites, making up the new stories, colouring in, writing numbers, names, going on walks, collecting things and using them later to make fantastic art work. It looks like lots of you are very busy but the most important thing for us to see, is you having fun. 
We are missing you a lot and trying to make sure that you can see us in the little videos as much as possible πŸ˜„


Let’s start the day with our morning routines: ABCs (don’t forget the letters sounds and actions too) days of the week, Months of the day, shapes, numbers and counting. 
Don’t forget the warm up. If you are up early, join Joe πŸ’ͺ🏼
 

There is lots of videos for you to watch today (on Tapestry only).

Let’s start the day with the PE lesson, with a little twist πŸ˜ƒ phonics and maths included. Do you think your throwing skills are better than mine? Go for it πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ🏼😊 show me πŸ˜‰ Watch the videos and see if you can find the answers to my questions. What numbers are missing? Are they in the correct order? 
Do you remember the sounds? Can you read my words? Can you make new words? 

 

Food hunt:
Can you spot the food? Which one is missing? Can you draw the food that the caterpillar ate? Some of you already did a fantastic story map yesterday πŸ‘ Well done. You can draw something that you would like your caterpillar to eat πŸ€” 

 

ART/Craft activities: as tomorrow (on Friday) is a Bank holiday, there is lots of creative activities for you to choose from today. Watch the videos (on Tapestry only) and see what you can make 😊

 

Over the next few days try to be active and creative. If it’s a windy day, make a kite and fly it in the field. If it’s a sunny day, watch the blue sky, watch the clouds, look for butterflies and bees. If it’s a rainy day, jump in puddles, collect the raindrops and use them later for water painting or watering your plants. Have fun.

 

Keep sending us your wonderful work. Send us an email to say you are all OK, please.

 

Have a wonderful weekend, have fun, listen to your grown ups, use your manners: say please and thank you, don’t forget to use your helping hands.

 

Stay safe,
Amber team
Ms H, Mrs S, Mrs T, Mrs S
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Wednesday 6th May 2020

Good morning everyone,
We had a very windy day yesterday but I hope you still managed to do lots of fun things (maybe flying a kite?). Are you ready for another day of fun?

As much as I am getting used to my new classroom (my room), I really miss your lovely faces and smiles and when reading all different comments, I can see that Mrs S, Mrs T and Mrs S would say the same. Please, keep posting your lovely pictures.

 

Join me with our morning starters: watch the videos (on Tapestry only): ABCs, days of the week, months of the year, shapes and all about Numbers and counting. How well do you know our Nursery rhyme by now? Have a go and sing with me.

 

Literacy: story telling.
Watch the video (on Tapestry only). Do you think you could use any of your resources you have made so far to tell your version of the story? Remember, you can change anything πŸ˜‰ Use your own imagination and have fun πŸ‘

 

Maths: earlier in the week we were using the caterpillars segments (their bodies) to match to the correct numbers. Some of you did a fantastic finger printing πŸ‘ Well done πŸ‘ Today in Maths we are looking at something that is called a symmetry. Watch the video (on Tapestry only). Do you think you can make your own symmetrical pattern? You can use anything: stones/pebbles, leaves, fruit. You can use a chalk and draw a line on the path then place something on each side of the line to create a symmetrical pattern. It could be tricky but we are having fun πŸ‘ and it does not matter if we get it wrong. Look at the three pictures that I uploaded after the video (on Tapestry only, right at the end). Can you spot the picture where I tried to trick you? Which one is it? Which one is the wrong one that does not show the symmetrical pattern?

You can also play different games, just follow the link https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching 

 

UW/ EAD/craft: look at Mrs Swaine’s pictures from her adventure. While walking and having fun with the dogs (the dogs had fun too πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰), Mrs Swaine collected something that she will use to make something very exciting πŸ˜‰ πŸ› Do you think you can do this? I am sure you can find lots of nice πŸƒπŸŒΏπŸŒ±around. Have a go πŸ‘

Watch Mrs Trueman’s video with her little assistant Ruby πŸ˜ƒ having fun making a symmetrical picture of a butterfly πŸ¦‹ Do you think you can do it too? Why not, try it πŸ‘

 

Phonics: follow the link and listen to the audio lesson (listening activity). Make sure you have your listening ears switched on and have fun πŸ˜ƒ

 

Use Purple Mash to learn and to play. Look at the links on our school website to different online resources. Click on pupils, kids zone and the links are there. They should be safe but please remind them of the internet safety.

As always, use our class emails if you need any help or support or to say 'Hello/Hi!'
Please keep posting your learning on Tapestry. We love to see all the exciting things you do.

 

Have fun and stay safe!
Ms Handel, Mrs Stanbridge, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Trueman
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Listening activity

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Hi everyone,
It is so lovely to see all the things you do at home and how much fun you have doing the activities we suggest or your own ones πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ‘
Thank you grown ups for posting the photos and videos πŸ‘πŸ‘

Another day with us, online. I hope you enjoy those little videos (on Tapestry only) we are posting for you and that you are joining us with singing, etc. 
Let’s start again with the morning routines: ABCs song, Days of the week chart, Months of the year, Numbers and counting, Shapes hunt around the house.


Literacy: watch the animated story of ‘The very hungry caterpillar’. Can you join in? 

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

 

PE: watch the video clip (on Tapestry only); think of how you could use your body to show each stage of  the lifecycle of the butterfly: the egg, the caterpillar, the cocoon and the butterfly. There are different movements to each stage that you can copy or make your own ones: an egg- curl up, make yourself very small, a caterpillar- wriggle on the floor or with your knees bent, hands beside you, a cocoon- wrap your arms around you and try to stand still, can you try to balance standing on one leg? A butterfly- spread your arms like wings and fly around (mind the furniture, etcπŸ˜‰). Below is the audio link to the music you can use or choose a different one. 

             
                https://archive.org/details/SwanLakeScenePart1

 

Maths: it is all about matching the quantity to a number correctly. We are going to use the caterpillars body/their little segments for that activity. Watch Mrs Trueman’s video (on Tapestry only) and see if you can use your finger prints to match the numbers correctly. Have fun πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘


Phonics: recap of the letters sounds. watch the video (on Tapestry only). Play the ‘robot talk’ game with me. Can you say the words I am showing in the pictures like a robot? Have a go πŸ‘ You can change the game and try to read the words instead. 


EAD/Craft and fine motor skills: watch the video of Mrs Trueman (on Tapestry only) making the leaf threading activity. You can have a go making your own one too πŸ‘


Use Purple Mash to learn and to play. Look at the links on our school website to different online resources. Click on pupils, kids zone and the links are there. They should be safe but please remind them of the internet safety.

As always, use our class emails if you need any help or support or to say 'Hello/Hi!'
Please keep posting your learning on Tapestry. We love to see all the exciting things you do.

Have fun and stay safe!
Ms Handel, Mrs Stanbridge, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Trueman
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Monday 4th May 2020

Good morning everyone,
We hope you had a wonderful weekend and kept busy having fun. Are you ready for another week full of different activities and challenges?

 

It is Monday again and today we start our new Topic. This week is all about 'The very hungry caterpillar'. Before we start our lessons, what about joining me with our every day morning routines (watch the videos, on Tapestry only): ABCs song, Days of the week, Months of the year, Numbers, Shapes and the Rhyme of the week (I remembered this time πŸ‘πŸ˜‰)

Warm up- for today warm up you can follow the link to our class warm up song http://www.landscore.tv/watch.php?vid=363248f97  or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UcZWXvgMZE 

Now your brains should be ready to learn and to have fun. Don't forget to check your heart beat and remember, if it is still going slow YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR WARM UP AGAIN πŸ˜†

 

Literacy:
Listen to the story (watch my story - on Tapestry only). Can you join me with the repeated refrain- 'but she was still hungry' and with counting? Can you join with actions? Is that story a real story? Would we really see the caterpillar eating all those different foods? Did you like the story? Why? Which part was your favourite?

 

Phonics: sounds discrimination
Play a listening and copying game using a small set of instruments and noise makers. Play a sound for the other person to copy. Try creating loud and quiet sounds and also some simple sounds patterns. Don'f forget to take turns and swap it smiley

 

Maths- today we are learning about 2D shapes and their properties.
Go into your garden or a park near your house and collect some sticks, pebbles and leaves. See what 2D shapes you can make using them. Which shapes are easiest to make using the sticks? Which objects are best for making a circle?
What places, animals or objects can you draw using only 2D shapes? Can you make a train using rectangles, circles and squares? Can you make a rocket using rectangles, triangles and circles? What else can you make? Talk about the shape names as well as some words to describe the shapes and what they look like. For example, sides, corners, straight and curved. Encourage your child to use these words to describe the shapes they make.

 

EAD- a caterpillar craft
Draw or paint a picture of a caterpillar/a butterfly or both. What colours do you need? What different parts do you need to draw? Can you use the shapes we learnt about in our maths lessons to draw your pictures? Talk to someone about your picture.

 

UW: a life cycle of a butterfly Can you tell me something about a butterfly? Where do they come from? Watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1S8WzwLPlM 

 

As always, use our class emails if you need any help or support or to say 'Hello/Hi!'

Please keep posting your learning on Tapestry. We love to see all the exciting things you do.

 

Use Purple Mash to learn and to play. Also, on our school website page there are links to great websites too. Click on pupils, kids zone and the links are there. They should be safe but please remind them of the internet safety.

 

Have fun and stay safe!
Ms Handel, Mrs Stanbridge, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Trueman
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Friday 1st May 2020

Hi Everyone,
I can't believe that another week is nearly gone. I hope you all enjoyed watching the videos and doing some of the things we shared with you.

As previously, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to your grown ups for helping you with the learning and for keeping you busy, while doing all the other things around the house. Do you think you can give them a big hug and say THANK YOU? Do you remember how we use the sign language to say 'thank you'? Have a go. Try to practise those signs at home if you can, they are very important: please, thank you, more. Don’t forget to use your manners as well when asking for things πŸ˜‰


Join me with our everyday morning routines (watch the videos on Tapestry). Remember, you can stop the videos at any point to get the resources, etc. 

 

Literacy: join me reading the story of ‘The Gingerbread man’ (on Tapestry only) but there is another video as the lesson has two parts; make sure you watch them in the correct order.
You can also listen to the audio story by clicking on one of the attachments.

 

Maths: our maths lesson is going to be slightly different today. As it is Friday and it is a FUN DAY, we are going to sing, sing, sing.

I need you to think of your favourite Nursery Rhymes, songs. Not the songs from TV. If you not sure or you don't know many, why don't you join us? Watch the videos and make sure I can hear you sing. Don't forget to join in with the actions too. Today we are doing only counting/number songs but you can sing other rhymes afterwards too 😊

 

Phonics: Buried Treasure
Watch the video. Ask the adult to write few real words (e.g. dog, peg, hen, log)  and made up/silly/unreal words (e.g. tud, jup, fub). Place these in a pile and using 2 containers, label one as ‘Treasure’ and the other as ‘Bin’. Let your child have a go sounding the words out and decide if it is real. If it is real it goes in the treasure chest, if not it goes in the bin. Adults, simplify this activity by sounding the words out for them. 
Play Buried Treasure online on PhonicsPlay
      https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure

 

Remember that you can watch the videos from previous days. 
There are lots of nice websites to listen to different stories that I signposted to you in the first few weeks.

Use Purple Mash to learn and to play. Also, on our school website page there are links to great websites too. Click on pupils, kids zone and the links are there. They should be safe but please remind them of the internet safety.

 

Keep posting all wonderful work, even if it is only once a week πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ🏼

Stay safe and keep smiling.
Ms Handel, Mrs Trueman, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Stanbridge
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Thursday 30th April 2020

Hi everyone,
I hope you enjoyed our little surprise for you yesterday, our little message for you from your friends and the grown ups. I must say, it was my daughter who helped me put that little collage together πŸ˜‰  and she was very happy with the end product (and emotional) too. She said 'YOU ARE ALL SO LOVELY'

Are you ready for another adventure? Let's start the day with our daily routines. Watch the videos:
  ABCs
  Day chart
  Months of the year
  Numbers and counting
  Nursery rhyme
Join Joe or do your own warm up activities: lots of stretching, reaching up, run on the spot, jump on one leg, swap, jump on both legs. 

 

Literacy: a different ending to the story
Make sure you do it all in the order. Listen to the story (video 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pckuS--UlV4
Did you like the story? Did you like the ending? Why? Why not?  Do you think the fox should have eaten the Gingerbread Man? Do you think the Gingerbread Man should have listened to the fox or trusted him?
Think about how the Gingerbread Man might have crossed the river another way. If there was a rope by the river, what the Gingerbread Man could have done with it? What if there was a log by the river? What about the rocks? Could he ask a fish to help? Do you think the fish would have eaten him? Could we give the story a happy ending where the gingerbread man is free?
How could we make this happy ending? 
Watch another version of the story and see if you can come up with your happy ending. I saw yesterday a fantastic new version of the story made by one of you already and I really loved it. There was a big Troll in the story ;-) 
    (video 2)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsEorBffl3o
             
Maths: 2D shapes
Can you spot a shape in my house? (on Tapestry only) Have fun. Can you find any shapes around your house? Go on a shape hunt around the house or on your daily walk. Group things/the objects to match the shapes.
Can you complete the patterns on these sequencing games using 2D shapes? This will help you to recognise 2D shapes and to solve the problem.
    https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

 

Phonics: oral blending and robot talk
Watch my videos on Tapestry. Make sure you pause the videos and get the resources ready. Have fun. You decide on the level of the activity (this is optional).

 

Remember that you can access all the website listed in the previous weeks for reading, maths, phonics, computing skills, etc. Also use the Purple Mash programme. Contact me via class email if you lost your child's login. make sure the children remember how to stay safe when playing games/learning using any technological devices.

Keep in touch (at least once a week :-) ) and keep sending your amazing work. We love seeing all the wonderful things you have been doing and I must say, all those cookies you are baking making my tummy rumble all the time wink 

 

Stay safe and keep smiling

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Ms H, Mrs S, Mrs T, Mrs S
 

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Wednesday 29th April 2020

Good morning everyone,
I know we had lots of rain yesterday but I hope, you still managed to do lots of fun things (like jumping in the puddles ;-), slept well and you are now ready for another day of fun.

I am getting used to my new classroom (my room) but I really miss your lovely faces and smiles and I am sure Mrs S, Mrs T and Mrs S would say the same. So keep posting your lovely pictures.

 

Join me with our morning starters: watch the videos (some on Tapestry only): ABCs, days of the week, months of the year and all about Numbers. How well do you know our Nursery rhyme by now? Have a go and sing with me.

 

Literacy:
We will continue to focus on 'The Gingerbread Man' story. Do you remember what happened in the story? What was it about? I would like you to think about the character of the fox. What sort of character is he? What do his actions tell us about him? What words would you use to describe him? Watch the video (on Tapestry only), pause the video when I ask questions, think of your answers. Remember, there is no wrong answers. 

 

Maths: counting to 10/20

Play 'I spy' using the worksheet attached. Remember to touch each picture or use the marker/pencil to cross it out. You don't need to print it. Use the attachment and start counting from the top. 

 

Phonics:

Part one: Rhyming strings
Can you think of the characters in the story? We are going to use them to make the rhyming strings. We say that the words are rhyming when...... they sound the same at the end. one of the characters was a man. Can you think of any words that rhyme with man? Say as many as possible. Remember that they must sound the same at the end. Our next word is fox. can you make the rhyming string? Try the same with: dog, cat?
Part two of our phonics is the robot talk. Do you remember what it is? We talk like a robot and use our arms while breaking the words into sounds. Shall we try with man? m-a-n, m-a-n it makes man; f-o-x, f-o-x, it makes fox; c-a-t, c-a-t, it makes cat. Try to do it with the rest of the words. Can you be a robot for an hour and see if the grown ups will understand what you are saying? Have fun πŸ˜†πŸ‘

 

EAD: build for the Gingerbread man
I would like you to make a happier ending for the story, where the Gingerbread Man can escape from everyone who is chasing him... especially the fox! The challenge is to use the construction toys, junk modelling, natural resources, etc. to make something that can help the Gingerbread Man get across the river and escape all of the characters that are chasing him. It could be a boat, a raft, a bridge or something completely different.
Whatever you will make must be big enough for the Gingerbread man to use. For example, if you build a bridge it must be big enough for the Gingerbread Man to run over or he must be able to fit inside any boats that are built. When you complete the challenge, show or tell us how you are planning to save the Gingerbread man. Have fun and be creative.

 

Remember to use the PURPLE MASH for your computing games. Save your work in your trays for me to see.
Stay safe when playing different games or watching something on Internet. Remember, if something goes wrong, ask the grown-ups to help you, just like the little Penguin or the Duck from our story. Do you remember the song? 'Before you click, click, click...'

Have fun.

 

A message for the grown-ups: Please keep in touch. We understand lots of you are very busy and it must be very hard to do every day task and teach your children. Those activities we post, are the ideas. If you do something different, that's fine but PLEASE keep in touch. Say HI or HELLO. WE ARE FINE. WE NEED HELP or anything. Send us email or post it on Tapestry (once a week).

Stay safe everyone,
Ms Handel, Mrs Stanbridge, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Trueman
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Tuesday 28th April 2020

Good morning everyone! 
Another day, maybe not so sunny but lets not let those clouds change our moods. We can still have fun on a cloudy, rainy day. 

Can I just say a huge THANK YOU to your mums and dads for all the fantastic work they do with you. We love seeing all the photos, the videos and the most important thing, seeing you having fun!. I need you to go and GIVE YOUR GROWN UPS a BIG HUG and SAY THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME TO LEARN AND TO HAVE FUN. I saw brilliant imagination and few activities that I might 'Borrow' and share with the rest of you (if that's OK).

We hope you are enjoying watching the little videos we are posting and that you are joining with us.


Shall we start the day with our morning activities? Watch the videos and join in (some are on Tapestry only)
 ABCs song
 Days of the day
 Months of the year,
 Numbers and counting
 Nursery rhyme
What about the Warm up? If you are up and ready, you can join Joe or you can follow the link below
   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MugzDjGDYjo

 

Are you ready for another day with us? Lets do it then.

 

Literacy: ebook story
Listen to the story (on Tapestry only). Can you join with: 'Run, run......' Can you join in with reading/telling the story from the pictures? Have you noticed new characters in the story? Who were they? Remember, this is the made up story and we can change anything. What happened at the end?

 

Maths: taking away
Join me with our 'Take away' song (I am learning that song with you wink )
Have you noticed the amount was changing, the number was getting smaller. 
Do you know another song where we take away? Can you sing it with all the actions? Have a go. 

 

Phonics: sounds discrimination/Body percussion
Today's phonics fun is all about tuning into sounds and making different sounds using your bodies/different parts of your body. We did that earlier in the year and you were fantastic. 
I would like you to listen to some music at home (any kind of music). Can you clap along to the beat? 
Play 'Follow the leader' with somebody in your family. One person chooses some body percussion (for example patting their knees, clicking their fingers or clapping their hands), the other person have to copy them. Remember to take turns to be the Leader. Can you make your voice to make sounds like a dog, a car, a ghost, a train, a bubbles under water....?
Teach everyone the 'Pat-a-cake,... bakers man' rhyme and show them how to clap their hands together to the beat.
Have fun blush

 

 

Remember to use the PURPLE MASH for your computing. Save your work in your trays for me to see. 
Don't forget about how to stay safe when playing different games or watching something on Internet. if something goes wrong, ask the grown-ups to help you, Just like the little Penguin from our story. Do you remember the song? 'Before you click, click, click...' 

Have fun. 

 

 

A message to the adults:

Please keep in touch. We understand lots of you are very busy and it must be very hard to do every day task and teach your children. Those activities we post, are the ideas. If you do something different, that's fine but PLEASE keep in touch. Say HI or HELLO. WE ARE FINE. WE NEED HELP or anything. Send us email or post it on Tapestry (once a week).

 

Stay safe everyone,
Ms Handel, Mrs Stanbridge, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Trueman

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Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning everyone,
We hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the lovely weather. Are you ready for another fun week full of different activities and challenges?

It is Monday again and today we start our new Topic. This week is all about 'The Gingerbread man'.
Before we start our lessons, what about joining me with our every day morning routines (watch the videos, on Tapestry only)
  ABCs song
  Day of the week
  Months of the year
  Numbers
  Rhyme of the week (I remembered this time πŸ‘πŸ˜‰)
  Warm up- for today warm up you can follow the link here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UcZWXvgMZE

Now your brains should be ready to learn and to have fun. Don't forget to check your heart beat and remember, if it is still going slow YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR WARM UP AGAIN πŸ˜†

 

Literacy: 
Read the story (or listen/watch my story - on Tapestry only). Can you join me with the repeated refrain? Can you join with actions? Can you use different voices for different characters? Is that story a real story? Would we really see the Gingerbread man and the animals talk? 

 

Maths- one-to-one counting skills. 
You don't need to print the template. You can draw your own one and make your own instructions/rules.
You can play on your own or with a partner. If you are playing on your own, use the timer/the stop watch to see if you can do quicker the second time. If you are playing with somebody, who can complete their gingerbread man first? Have fun. 

 

Phonics: see the attachment for the activity. 
Focus on the sounds you know to start with then challenge yourself with the tricky ones. Last week and before half term we revised s a t p but we learnt all letters of the alphabet already. Have fun!

 

EAD- design your own Gingerbread Man 
Draw a picture or make a model/puppet of the Gingerbread man. you could use crayons, paints, pencils or make a model using playdough (see Mrs Cook's recipe from last week) or cardboard boxes and tubes , You can use the template or draw your own one. Encourage children to create their very own gingerbread man.

 

Watch Mrs Swaine's video (attached, on Tapestry only) to see how she made her Gingerbread man puppet πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘
We would love to see what you make. Send us your pictures, videos. Have fun!

 

UW: cookies 
In the story, the little old man and the little old woman made followed a recipe to make some gingerbread man cookies  Can you bake a Gingerbread man? What would he look like? What would you need to make it? can you notice the changes to the ingredients while mixing them together? Can you see the difference before and after baking? 
You can use the recipe attached or make your own one. Have fun. Make sure you follow the recipe and use the correct ingredients, we don't want to end up having a soup πŸ˜‚


As always, use our class emails if you need any help or support or to say 'Hello/Hi!' 

Please keep posting your learning on Tapestry. We love to see all those exciting things you do.

Have fun and stay safe!
Ms Handel, Mrs Stanbridge, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Trueman
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Mrs Swaine’s Gingerbread man

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Friday 24th April 2020

 

Hi everyone!!!!
IT IS FRIDAY AND IT IS A FUN DAY! πŸ˜ƒ
Can we do it? Can we have fun?
Before we start having fun, I hope you enjoyed making the shakers and used them last night when clapping to say THANK YOU to all the key workers. Thank you Mrs Smyth for stepping in and sharing your video with us.
I already saw few posts from last night with the children using them πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Lets start the day with a big group hug.
On our time table for today is lots of fun, fun, fun. 
Shall we start with our ABC's. Join me singing (play the video). Well, the next thing we are going to do is the day chart and today is FRIDAY!!! I want to see those moves when we dance. Do you remember the months of the year? There is 12 months. Let's do them together (watch the video on Tapestry). Numbers, numbers, numbers. They are everywhere. Can you spot them somewhere? Point to them; say what numbers you know. Count things: steps, claps, jump, etc. we can count anything and everything. Can you count backwards? Can you count in 10's? (watch the video on Tapestry)
Can you join me with the Nursery Rhyme? I am a little bean... (watch the video on Tapestry)

REMEMBER WHEN WATCHING THE VIDEOS, PAUSE IT AT SUITABLE POINTS. I NEED THE CHILDREN TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BEFORE I/WE TELL THEM THE ANSWERS. PAUSE IT AND LET THEM TALK DURING THE STORIES AS IT IS ALL ABOUT THEIR THINKING, PREDICTIONS, THEIR IDEAS. PAUSE THE VIDEO TO GET THE RESOURCES READY THEN PLAY TO WATCH THE REST AND TO JOIN IN. 

 

Literacy: story telling
I hope you enjoyed the Hot seating yesterday. Remember, it is all about pretending to be a different character and talk about their feelings in different situations. it is about asking good questions and answering in sentences. 
Today we are still focusing on 'Jack and the beanstalk' story but we are going to try to tell the story in our own words. Remember the story has three parts: the beginning, the middle part and the end (watch the video of me having a go telling my version of the story) and have a go too. Use your imagination. 
Do you think you can make a different story? Try to use anything you can find in the house, in the garden, on your walks and be creative. Have fun! Watch me making up the new story. I hope you will enjoy it.


Maths: measuring 
It is all about length. What is length? It is when we talk about something being long, longer, short, shorter, the same. You can try to complete the worksheets attached or watch the video I recorded after a visitor came to my house, Are you up to the challenge? Can you do the task? ;-)
We can also measure the height: tall, taller, short, shorter. Have a go with both.


Phonics: 
For this activity you can make the big ears headband ;-) (it does to help hear better).
Use your voice to create some sounds effects. Can you make a sound like a ticking clock or a doorbell? Listen to the sounds around your home. Can you make sounds just like them?
Next, go on a listening walk. Sounds are all around us, why not go on a listening walk and try to identify all different sounds that you hear along the way. Talk about what you heard. Did you recognise all the sounds? Where they loud or quiet? Were they long or short sounds? Make a collection of your own noise makers. Think about all different things that make a sound and gather them together in a box/bag. Use one of the object to make a sound for others to guess and identify. Take turns. Have fun ;-) 

 

Thank you for all the things you are posting for us to see. You are doing a wonderful job and we are loving it!!!!
Have fun and stay safe
Ms H, Mrs S, Mrs T, Mrs S


 


 

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Thursday 23rd April 2020

Hi everyone,
Thank you for all your amazing work you are sending us every day. It is great to see how many different things you do every day. 
What day is today? It is Thursday. I would like you to use your quiet voice for Thursday and the rest of the days your normal voice. We are still in April. Can we use our squeaky voice for April. Count your fingers backwards and forwards. Can you count in tens? We forgot our rhyme for this week. can you join with singing? This week is 'I am little bean' song.
Don't forget the warm up with Joe or our class one.  

 

Literacy: hot seating (see the video on Tapestry)
We will continue to focus on 'Jack and the beanstalk' story and today we will be looking at the individual characters: Jack, mum, Giant. Explain that we are going to do some hot seating with characters from the story.
Show the children the front cover of the book or some of the story sequencing cards. Which characters can you see?  What questions would you like to ask any of the characters if you met them? What would you like to ask this character? Who could the character be? How do you know? What else could we ask the character? What would you like to find out? You can start with discussing the character of the giant. 'Why did you behave that way? How did you feel when Jack took your belongings? Encourage the children to think about the story from a different perspective.
It is all about pretending to be one of these characters and we could do this by putting on a special hat or a mask.
Invite the children to ask questions to the character, giving clues about which character you are pretending to be by telling them where you live and what you have seen. Encourage the children to find out who the character is and to ask questions to find out more about the character. there is no right or wrong questions/answers. Have fun.

Phonics: Beanstalk rhyming activity
For the lesson today we will need to make our own resources, instead of printing them. Draw an even number of leaves, cut them out and ask the adult to write words on them: sad, bad/ big, wig/ hen, pen/ bean, mean/ Jack, sack/ gold, sold/ egg, beg/ cloud, proud/ cow, now/ harp, sharp/ grew, flew . We will need the empty beanstalk ( it is going to be a rhyming beanstalk, where the leaves always grow in rhyming pairs). You can draw it on the ground, on the fence, on a big piece of paper. Pick one leaf and read the word together (use the phonics knowledge). Repeat with other words on the rest of the leaves for the children to get familiar. This will also give the children a chance to say and hear the words out loud to check whether they rhyme with the one they heard earlier.
Pick one leaf and read it again. What does the word say? Can you hear a word that rhymes with …? Point to the ones we read already. Do those words rhyme? When the correct rhyming word has been identified add the rhyming leaves to the beanstalk. They should be placed opposite each other on the beanstalk.  Continue reading and matching each leaf to its rhyming pair. Use the completed beanstalk to recall the pairs of rhyming words. Can you think of any other words that rhyme with …?

 

Maths: patterns
Create some ‘magic beans’ by painting/drawing/colouring in beans in different colours. Use these beans to create repeating patterns. You can use the attachment but making your own one could be more fun.

A game: What is missing? It is all about good listening, being quiet, attention, good looking, concentration.
You can use any resources for that game; I will use the objects related to our story.
Put the objects or pictures onto the carpet. Hold each one up and ask if the children know what it is.
Discuss each of the objects/pictures, talking about them in relation to the story or everyday use.
Explain that in a moment, you are going to cover the objects with a blanket, then the children are going to close their eyes and you are going to take one object away. When you remove the blanket, the children will need to look carefully and decide which object is missing. Ask the children to close their eyes and quickly take an object away. 
Ask the children to open their eyes again and to look carefully to see which object is missing. When they have worked out which object you have taken away, they could put their hand on their head/on their shoulder/behind their back/cross the arms, etc. Make sure you take turns. Have fun ;-) 

 

EAD/ART/CRAFT: Jack and the Beanstalk Role Play Headbands.
Can you make your own mask or a headband that you could use to pretend to be a character or to tell the story? Have a go. 

 

 

Remember to send us pictures or videos of all the amazing things you do at home.

Have fun and stay safe.

Ms H, Mrs S, Mrs T, Mrs S

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Thursday 23rd April - Music Activity with Mrs Smyth

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Morning guys! So tonight is the big clap for all our amazing NHS and key workers. Today I thought we could make shakers to use for tonight.
Mrs Smyth

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Good morning all. 
I know I have not been saying for you to do the days of the week, the months of the day, the numbers and the warm up but I hope you all remember to do that yes

Today is Wednesday. What voice can we use for it? Grumpy voice. Have a go. Do you know what month is it? We are still in April. Do you think you can say April in a singing voice? Oh NO!!! We forgot our ABC's. I am sure you can sing it with your beautiful singing voices. What about the numbers? We know they are everywhere and that we can count anything and everything. Count our fingers from 0 to 10. Can you clap and count backwards? 
Do you remember our warm up? Or you can join Joe. Listen to/feel your heart beat before and after the warm up. What can you tell me? Is it beating fast or slow? Why? What happens to your body temperature and your face colour? 

 

Literacy: listen to the story of 'Jack and the beanstalk' from the video (available on Tapestry only). Pause it and see if your child can tell you what will happen before playing the next part of the story. 

 

Maths: please use the attachment or make your own game by drawing it with your children. Focus on counting the steps (one at the time).

 

UW: if you planted your bean seed, use the attachment to observe the life cycle and try to record it at what stage yours will be on the worksheet. Use last two pages to talk about it, not to write (we are not at that stage wink )

 

Phonics:Treasure Hunt Alliteration 
Ask your child to listen to the letter sound they hear at the beginning of their name and model saying a word that begins with the same initial letter sound back to them, e.g. ‘happy Holly’. Send your child to go on a treasure hunt around the house/garden to find an object that begins with the same sound. You can give them a time limit and have a clear signal to come back. Share what they have found, encouraging them to make the initial sound of the object e.g. ‘Bobby has found a bbbb…banana’, and ‘Yasmin has found a yyyy…yogurt’. Repeat the activity encouraging your child to find a different object.
Differentiation: put a selection of items that match your, your child's/children initial sound of their name in a basket: mug, milk. Once got all the resources start the activity to model the expectations: mum, mug, milk; dad, dinosaur, digger; Sarah, seven, seals, Frankie, four, fish. 
Ask children to suggest other items that match the initial letter sound. It could be tricky to start with but when confident, it could be fun: 
Tom tickles turtle's toes.
Freddie floated four fish.
Noah need nine newts. 
Dad doodled...... HAVE A GO :-) 

 

EAD (Expressive Art and Design): can you make a castle in the clouds on the top of the beanstalk and climb up all the way to the top following the right path? Have a go. You will need a piece of paper, green pencil, a stick, a marker, glue/blue tack or a tape. Draw a castle, leaves numbered from 0 to 10, a cloud and cut them out. Stick the leaves on the stick, starting form the bottom and from number 0. Make sure you count the numbers each time you place a new leaf so they are in the correct order. Place the cloud near the top and the castle at the end of the stick, above the cloud. You can use a little toy (Jack) to pretend he is climbing up the beanstalk. What will he find there? Have fun.   

 

IT/Computing: remember to use Purple Mash for different games and activities.

 

Keep sending us your amazing work and remember, for anything related to learning you can contact us on our class email Amber@galleyhill.herts.sch.uk

Have fun and stay safe
Nursery Amber Team
Ms H, Mrs S, Mrs T, Mrs S

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Tuesday 21st April 2020

Good morning everyone on another beautiful sunny Tuesday morning.
I can see from the pictures and videos some of you posted on Tapestry that you have been very busy doing the activities I shared with you or inventing your own ones. Well done! They are all amazing and it looks like you are having so much fun with the grown ups.
Literacy:
We are going to continue to focus on 'Jack and the beanstalk' story and for the lesson I would like you to use the Power Point attached. If you looked at the story yesterday, ask your child if they remember the story: 'What was the story about? Where was it? Who were the main characters?' Explain that we can look at the story in different ways: books, videos, audio (they can only hear the voice but can't see the pictures), Today we will look at the Power Point. Stop at each slide, if you can and ask children questions about the characters feelings and their choices (Jack, mum, Giant) in different situations. 'Why were they feeling that way?' 'Have you ever felt this way?' 'What would you do?'.
Ask your child to predict (guess) what might happen next. Will they notice that the story is different than the stories they looked at yesterday? How different? Remind them that it is made up story and we can change things. Have fun.

Maths:

For our Maths we will use 2D shapes search activity. We looked at all 2D shapes many times already but they might not remember hexagon (they will need your help with it). The worksheets are differentiated depending on the children abilities. Use the first part to start with. I would like you to focus on children answering in sentences. Model, if needed. 'What shapes can you see?' 'I can see a ...' How many....can you see?' Child to count by touching. I can see... (one circle, etc.) Continue with other shapes. If you feel your child is confident, use the worksheet number two. can your child write the correct number on shapes? They can have a go drawing the shapes next to their answers or copying the words from the box (use their phonics knowledge and initial sounds to help them find the right words).

 

Phonics: 'I hear with my little ear' game- identifying words by initial sounds.
Tell your child that we are going to play a listening game and their job is to find something in the room that begins with the sound you say. Begin by saying 'I spy with my little eye something beginning with...' and choose a sound such as s, a, t, p. If a child correctly identifies an object that starts with the target sound, repeat the game with a different sound. If the child chooses an object that begins with the wrong sound, work out together what sound the object does begin with, remind them of your sound.
Easier option: have the objects ready in front of your child. Before you start, name all the objects and if necessary work out the initial sounds of each together.. You can give them a choice of two words and say something like 'I hear with my little ear, something beginning with p. Is it cup or pen?'
Harder option: Play the game as explained but encourage the child to think of all different objects that may not be in the room. Can they think of animals, fruit, people's names? Have fun.

 

UW (Understanding of the World): observing the changes and why things happen and how.
If you have any bean seeds at home, try planting a beanstalk and observing as it grows! You could make a photo diary. Talk about what they need to grow. Why not planting two in different containers and watching what will happen if we forget about one in a dark place. Have fun being explorer.

 

Cooking with grown ups (optional): see Jacks recipe for pasta.

 

Remember to post all your things you do on Tapestry. If you can't open any documents, please email me and I will send them to you. if you can't print anything, contact me and I will share different ideas with you. Remember that these are just ideas of what you can do to help you out. Feel free to share other things you do at home as everything you do is important.

Have fun and stay safe.
Nursery Amber Team

Ms H, Mrs S, Mrs T, Mrs S

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Making playdoh with Mrs Cook

Still image for this video

Recipe for making playdoh

Recipe for making playdoh 1

Week Beginning 20th April 2020

Good morning everyone,
Welcome back Amber class.
We hope you have had a wonderful Easter break, enjoyed the weather and have been keeping busy at home.


We're missing you lots so make sure you send us an email to keep in touch with us.
It can be a simple message to say 'Hello/Hi we are all doing fine, thanks' or feel free to update us on how you are and what you’ve been up to on Tapestry.
Anyone that we haven't heard from, we will be calling after the Easter holidays to check that you are all ok.
We look forward to seeing all the amazing learning you are doing at home and remember we are here to help.

You can contact Nursery staff at Amber@galleyhill.herts.sch.uk and Tapestry

Literacy: This week we will continue to focus on growing and the book we will be reading is ‘Jack and the beanstalk'. There are lots of different version of this book. Remember that this story is a made up story ...anything can happen and there are different endings to it too. If you don't have the book at home you can find the story here https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/jack-and-the-beanstalk  or here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA2ycStoD7U  I would like you to talk about the pictures and the story, to try to guess what might happen next, to talk about the characters and their choices. What would you do if you were Jack? Have a go.

 

Maths:
Try to have a go to complete 'I spy and add' and 'Magic bean ordering' worksheets. You can write the numbers on little pieces of paper and ask your child to place them in the right places.
Practise number recognition and ordering with the Magic Bean Ordering 1-20 Activity. No printer? Just draw 20 beans. Fill in some numbers and ask your child to complete the rest.

 

 

Phonics: see the video for our BINGO game on Tapestry- Nursery News. I hope you will enjoy it wink

 

PE: Try the Bean Game – a fun PE activity that will get your child moving in lots of ways!

A document is attached to this observation that cannot be downloaded via the apps. Open this observation in a web browser to download it: https://tapestryjournal.com/s/galley-hill-primary-and-nursery/observation/ 

 

EAD/ART/CRAFT:  Make a beanstalk collage using old magazines and newspapers.

 Try making a recipe that uses beans. There are lots of recipes available online! yes

 

Enjoy the activities and time with your families. Enjoy the weather and stay safe. Remember about INTERNET SAFETY when playing different games online. Always ask the adult for help.
Ms Handel, Mrs Stanbridge, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Trueman

 

Week beginning 30th March 2020

Home Learning Tasks

 

Good morning everyone! 

We just wanted to say Well Done to all who contacted us and added your fantastic comments, pictures and videos to your Tapestry folders. We have been blown away!  Please continue sending your work as is great to see it and especially with you in the pictures blush

Keep learning while having fun and enjoy the weather! Let's hope it continues.

 

Our TOPIC this week is Growing, leading to Spring and Easter.

 

Friday 3rd April 2020

Good morning everyone!
I can't find better words than AMAZING FANTASTIC WONDERFUL to express how I am/We are impressed with all the things you have been doing at home with your grown ups. Some of you followed my ideas and some of you used their own imagination to play, have fun and to learn. Remember, we learn through play and we learn everywhere and all the time.

 

As it is Friday today, try to have a fun day. Sing our Friday song and show me those moves. Don't forget, 9 am PE with Joe! It is Fancy dress day smiley

 

Literacy:

There is a good website (free). There are only two folders open: books and music but looks good. The stories are read to the children. Some children can join in with reading- pink level. It was hard for me to pick a book for today because children have different interests so let them choose. https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Primary/PrimaryDashboard.aspx  

        user name: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

        password: Parents20!

 

   Don't forget that website is good too https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ - Free ebooks

 

Maths:

Watch a Numberblocks clip at: BBC​ or ​CBeebies​. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/numberblocks-help-your-child-with-maths  keep asking lots of questions: How do you know? Why? How can we find out? What will happen if..? Why do think that? Make connections... if we know this... what do you think.... Make them think and use their knowledge, all through the play, hands on activities.

 

Phonics:
Play I-spy with things you can see out of the window. You could alternate between the initial sound in the word e.g. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with t” ​ . Or with oral blending e.g. ​“I spy with my little eye a t-r-ee, c-ar, c-a-t, d-o-g”. Play a listening game. Gather a selection of objects that make sounds from around the house. Cover your child’s eyes with a blindfold and make sounds with the objects collected. Can they figure out what the object is without looking at it? Swap to make it fair.


Art: Make a rainbow

We did that with the children at school yesterday. Have a go wink  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iZCNnYewmk

Also, see the attachments on Tapestry for fun with water outside and the scissors skills. These are just the ideas.

 

Have fun x Stay safe x Keep posting x
Nursery Amber team
Ms H Mrs S Mrs T Mrs S

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Good morning everyone 😊 Thank you everyone who keeps in touch with us and sends us your amazing work πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ To start our day with a bit of fun you can join Joe at 9 am or (if you are late) follow the link https://safeyoutube.net/w/NCf3 

 

Phonics: Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. You can find an A-Z of ​Nursery Rhymes here​. https://allnurseryrhymes.com/ 

 

Maths:
Go on a shape hunt: Set your child a shape finding challenge around the house. Ask: Can you find a triangle/ square/ rectangle/ circle in this room? How many can you find? Can you draw all of the circles on one piece of paper, triangles on another etc.

 

Have a look at the website below. There are games, stories and activities for your children to use:

 

Tuesday 31st March - Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good morning everyone,
I/We love seeing all the work you uploaded on Tapestry. It looks like everyone is keeping very busy and the most important thing, you are having fun! Well done ;-)
We continue with Spring/Growing and I am very impressed with all the crafts and the art work I have seen so far.


Spring craft:
My daughter and I were talking about all the fun things we used to do when she was little. She suggested something  that I hope everyone will try to do. Today I would like you to collect few things on your walk (if you go to the park) or find something in the garden that you can use to make a picture. Collect flowers, leaves, bit of grass. 
Put that between the pages in the book (we had the flower press kit but the book will be good too). Once is flat, place it on the paper  to make a picture.

 

Daily Phonics
Practice the sounds your child is working on and blend words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate. We use Robot arms, children will show you how πŸ˜‰
Play phonics noughts and crosses. Draw out a grid and write a letter or HFW (HIgh Frequency Word: it, is, on, at, in) in each part of the grid. Take it in turns to name what is written in the grid. If you say it correctly you can add your nought or cross in that square. 
Practice forming the letters of the alphabet and in your name. Remember to use 'froggy fingers'.  Can they write this using chalks, crayons, paint, felt tips? 
 
UW (understanding of the World)- looking at changes.
Look at a selection of family photographs​ and discuss the changes over time. Show your child a photograph of them as a baby, a 1 year old, a 2 year old. What could they do at that age? What can they do now that they couldn’t do then? Look at a picture of a family member as a baby (this could be parents, siblings). Discuss how everyone was a baby once. Are there any black and white photographs? Why are these photographs black and white? Do they show older family members when they were younger? Talk about how life was different then. Can you see any similarities between yourselves and parents?


Maths: 
Play a family board game together. Talk about taking it in turns and playing fairly. Dice games will support your child’s number recognition. You could use a spinner with numerals on to help develop numeral recognition. If you don’t have a spinner you could make one using an old cereal box and a split pin. Have fun πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒ

 

Find out everyone’s favourite song in your family. Children will know my favourite. Asked them πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ˜„ and let me know x
Listen to each person’s favourite song and make up a dance to match. Do you like the same music? What is your favourite song? 
Remember that these are the ideas and options. 
Have fun and stay safe 🌈

 

 

   

Monday 30th March 2020

Literacy

Have a look at the website and share a story about Spring https://watch.vooks.com/videos/and-then-its-spring

Don't forget to talk about the seasons and how they are changing. Can the children notice something outside? The days are longer, the air is warmer, green colour around, flowers etc. Encourage the children to answer in a sentence. 

 

Maths

Throughout the week there will be a range of different activities that we will be adding on Tapestry for you to have a go (if you can). These are just the ideas to get you started. Last week, when looking at all the photos and the comments, I noticed that the children used their imagination in their play and invented all activities wink Let them lead the way they want to do things. Look at sizes, length and width of different objects. They are so important at this stage. It is more than just saying something is big or something is short.  Please use objects around the house/garden to make this become more familiar and concrete. Something is bigger/smaller than.... How do you know that? How can we find out? Check. Something is bigger than yesterday/last week because.....

Please share your learning on Tapestry (in your child's file). 

 

Phonics

The websites mentioned last week are brilliant- espresso education, phonicsplay. These are just the ideas of the activities they can explore.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/CakeBake.html

Children can also walk around the house/garden and look for things that rhyme. 


Please also continue to use the ebooks on VOOKS to read with your child. The website is free for parents to use for a month.  

 

Purple Mash

Remember that Mini-Mash programme has wonderful games and tools to use. There is a programme called '2 Paint a picture'. What about having a go and drawing/painting something that you can see growing outside (through the window or in your garden). Don't forget to save all your work in your tray for us to see it.  

 

UW (Understanding of the World)

Can we plant something and watch to grow? It is a great opportunity to see the changes and talk about what is needed for things to grow.

 

Remember that for any learning related enquires you can contact us using our class email- Amber@galleyhill.herts.sch.uk 

Have fun and stay safe!

Nursery Amber Team

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Tuesday 31st March 2020

Good morning everyone on a sunny but cold Tuesday morning smiley

I loved seeing all the work everyone uploaded on Tapestry yesterday and how all was different. Well done.

Literacy

I know that VOOKS might not work for everyone so please see below the link to another website with few options to explore  

     www.hungrylittlemindscampaign.gov.uk

Maths:

Start with singing Number songs to practice counting, reciting numbers in order, one more, one less using number songs: Five Little Ducks, Five Little Men, Ten Green Bottles

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08cr24d/numberblocks-series-1-how-to-count 

Go on a numeral hunt: Search for numerals around the house (clocks, books, house numbers, car registrations, oven, washing machine). Can they record the numerals on paper? 

Remember, the numbers are everywhere and we can count anything and everything blush

Phonics

Send your child on a sound hunt around the house. Can they find and record all of the items that make sounds? (e.g. hairdryer, TV, fridge, microwave, phone)

Creative

Explore the textures around your house. Can children find something rough, smooth, bumpy.They could take a wax rubbing of each texture (lay a piece of paper over the top and rub over with the side of a crayon). You could continue this into the garden. 

For more ideas see the attached document.

Have fun and stay safe smiley smiley

 

 

Home Learning 

Week Beginning: 23rd March 2020

At the end of last week we sent your children home with their little yellow books.. Each child has their individual next steps in them, please make sure you focus on them at least a few times a week.  

We also have listed a selection of activities for the children to complete this week.

Purple Mash- each child has been given their own login. When you log your child in, they will see Mini Mash programme which has different games to help with mouse control skills, language, numbers, etc. Each child has their own tray to save their own work to that I should be able to see. From that I can set up 2do's (next steps).     . 

 

In Phonics we are revisiting Phase 1 and 2 phonics.

1. Listen to environmental sounds around: water in the tap, car, radio, door bell... 

2. Look for different things around and make the rhyming strings: pen, hen, ten      pig, wig, dig 

3. Go on pretend walks with the children (they will know what to do because we played that every day). 'Where shall we go today? We can go the the park. We stop and we look. I can see a......slide and the slide rhymes with hide.'  Repeat with going to different places and seeing different things.

4. Play 'I spy'...something that begins with..... game. 

Don't do rhymes and initial sounds on the same day as it confuses them :-) 

In Maths we will be focusing on number recognition up to 10. Look for them around: doors, cars, money, telephone, etc. Count different things by touching one object at the time: bricks, cars, steps. Children know that we can count anything and everything. 

Look for different 2D shapes around us, they are everywhere. Can you spot any?

In Topic in the last few weeks we have been looking at traditional tales: Goldilocks and the Three bears, Three little pigs, Little Red Riding Hood. See if the children can tell you their own version of the story and make up a different ending, add different characters. Make it fun as it is all about their language skills.

This week Topic is all about Pirates. Make a hat, an eye patch, a treasure map, telescope.

Don’t forget that from Monday at 9am Joe Wicks is launching live daily PE lessons. We can’t do our warm up Wake up song but I will be joining Joe. 

 

Please upload all learning to your child's tapestry account. 
Ms H, Mrs T, Mrs S 

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Mrs Turner reads The Frog Prince

Mrs Turner reads The Frog Prince

Friday 27th March 2020

Good morning everyone,
Another day of having fun at home πŸ€”πŸ˜ƒ 
You can start the day with our morning activities: abc, months, days, numbers, warm up. Children know what to do πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ‘
We trained them well in the last few months (just make them my teacher’s ID and use something long for the pointer πŸ˜ƒ)
Today is Friday so remember that on Friday is a FUN DAY πŸ’ƒπŸ•ΊπŸΌ

Below you have different activities and links that you could do but........ 
YOU HAVE A CHOICE πŸ˜„πŸ™ƒπŸ˜‰

CHOICE NUMBER ONE
I would like you to enjoy the weather and have fun, play outside (in the garden if you can), make mud pies (Pirates food πŸ€ͺ), listen to birds and noises outside, look at the clouds (through binoculars) and see if you can find shapes, pictures of things in the sky (take the picture of it and show me if you can). 

CHOICE NUMBER TWO 
1. For maths ideas, have a look at 
https://www.themathsfactor.com/
I would like you to try https://www.themathsfactor.com/games/try/?gameid=46&prefix=ZONE&config=IPG_CM_Y1_CA_001,%20support&title=Count%20the%20Yeti%201%20to%2010&return=/try/

2. Stories
https://www.vooks.com/
Story books that will be free for a month for parents, please sign up for it as there are nice books that children can listen to/watch.

3. Phonics: recap the sounds (we covered all), letter sounds not names.

I am sure I already gave you the link but if not, please look at another good website that is free for a while (not sure how long for)
https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/
      Username: march20
       Password: home
This website is great and full of resources to use to cover phonics, reading, computing, etc. If you are going to explore the website independently with your children, we are only focussing on Phase 1 and 2. 

Have a go and see if you can complete the game below
https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1/super-smoothie

As our Topic is still Pirates, I would like the children to do Buried treasure activity https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure
I am not expecting them to read but they can say the sounds they know and place the words in the bin or the treasure chest.

4 Can we make a treasure map? 

Or you can mix both πŸ‘πŸ‘

Have fun fun fun and please keep posting your lovely work, pictures and videos of you and your family having fun πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Thursday 26th March 2020

Good morning everyone on another beautiful sunny morning smiley

Thank you everyone who posted your amazing work, pictures videos on Tapestry yesterday and the last few days. It is great to see you all. Please continue sending your stories of the day and check Nursery news on Tapestry where the work is ready for you to look at.

For the daily warm up you can start your day with Joe (youtube), you can join him at 9am or follow the link below, where you can find our class wake up song.

          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1gUbdNbu6ak

From what you posted on Tapestry yesterday, there is lots of different ways you can exercise: warm up pattern, warm up in the garden, in the park, etc. Make sure you have fun. Watch what happens to your heart, your face, your body temperature. Is your heart beating faster or slower? Why?  

Don't forget our daily starters: sing the alphabet song? Remember your beautiful singing voice (no shouting). What about the months of the year? We are still in March; I would like you to use the quiet voice for March and normal voice for the rest of the months 

Do the same with days of the week; today is Thursday and I would like you to use your singing voice for Thursday only. What about Numbers, they are everywhere so let's count together from 0 to 10 and from 10 to 0. Can you count our way? You can make your own pattern: head, shoulder, clap. Have fun!   

Today would be our computing lesson. As this week topic is all about Pirates, I managed to set up for you Pirates activity on Purple Mash. if you can't see it in your trays, search Pirates and find different activities related to this topic. I will add different links on Tapestry as well (see Tapestry news).

Maths: Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at: BBC​ or ​CBeebies​. Practise counting up to 10/20. This can be done through playing hide and seek, singing number songs, chanting, board games etc. 

Phonics: Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes.

Please remember to check Tapestry. I use the Nursery News folder ever day to set different tasks that you all should be able to see. There is more links and more information about different activities you can do.  

Use the Purple Mash programme to play different games and to learn. Check the phonicsplay, twinkl and discovery education websites (I shared the details of different websites that are free to use earlier in the week), there is lots of nice things to do. 

Don't forget to upload your work. Well done to all that posted lots of amazing pictures yesterday.

 

If you can't access your Purple Mash please contact us on Amber@galleyhill.herts.sch.uk

If you haven't activated your Tapestry account please do.

If you can't have access to internet, please contact us (phone school, leave the message and we will try to find different ways to help).

We are looking forward to see more amazing activities.

Have fun and stay safe 

Amber staff wink

 

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Good morning everyone.

Please check Nursery news on Tapestry where the work is ready for you to look at.

Start your day with Joe (youtube), you can join him at 9am or follow the link below, where you can find our class wake up song.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1gUbdNbu6ak

Do you think you can sing the alphabet song? Remember your beautiful singing voice (no shouting). What about the months of the year? We are still in March; I would like you to use the loud voice for March and normal voice for the rest of the months smiley

Do the same with days of the week; It is Wednesday and I would like you to use your grumpy voice for Wednesday only. What about Numbers, they are everywhere so let's count together yes  

Today we would go to the woodlands for the lesson. As this week topic is all about Pirates, I would like you to do the magical divining stick activity: find a bumpy, knobbly stick and use it as a map. Follow the twists and marks to a secret, magical place (see Tapestry news).

Maths: Practise recognising amounts up to ​five​ or up to ​ten​ by playing different games: building with bricks, reading a dice when playing board games, playing with cards, identifying how many food items on the plate etc. Sing Number songs to practice counting, reciting numbers in order, one more, one less using number songs: Five Little Ducks, Five Little Men, Ten Green Bottles.

Read a variety of books at home. Favourite books can be repeated. Hearing the patterns of language in a story will support your child’s language development.

Please remember to check Tapestry. I use the Nursery news folder to set different tasks that you all should be able to see. Use the Purple Mash programme to play different games and to learn.

Don't forget to upload your work. Well done to all that posted lots of amazing pictures yesterday.

We are looking forward to see more.

Have fun and stay safe blush

 

Tuesday 24th March

Please check Nursery news on Tapestry where the work is ready for you to look at.

Remember, every day you can join Joe at 9am or follow the link below, where you can find our class wake up song.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1gUbdNbu6ak

Mrs Turner reads Aliens Love Underpants

Mrs Turner Reads Aliens Love Underpants

Mrs Turner Goldilocks and the three bears

Mrs. Turner tells the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

W/b 16th March

TOPIC: 'THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF' story

This week we will focus on 'Three Billy Goats Gruff' story. we will talk about the characters, where the story happens and how the story might end. 

On Tuesday we will talk about how people around the world celebrate St Patrick's day.

In the week we will talk about floating and sinking using different resources during our experiment.

In Maths we will learn about directions: forward/backward, left/right.

In Phonics we continue to look at the letters, initial sounds in words and the rhyming words. Some of us will have a go writing the letters. Please help us by playing different games: I spy...., robot talk: c-a-t, b-e-d, etc.

W/b 27th January

TOPIC: 'The Smartest Giant in town' story

We will look at the book and talk about the characters in the story and what makes them happy or sad. we will talk about how we could help others in the class. We will look at meanings of words: smart, scruffy, giant.

The story is full of rhymes. We will look at the rhyming words and try to make our own rhymes. 

In maths lessons we will be looking at positional language and sizes of different objects.

W/b 20th January

TOPIC: CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

This we will be learning about how people around the world celebrate Chinese New Year.

We will talk about important colours:red and gold, the food they eat, the games they play, the dances, the costumes, etc.

We will look at the story of animals race and how the years are named after them.

We will look at rice and talk about differences when is dry and when is cooked. We will taste it too!!

In the computing lesson we will be using the mouse to navigate between different programmes. We will practose our mouse control skills: click, drag.

In phonics we will be revising the sounds learnt so far and looking at the new sounds: j, v. Please help us to look for words that have that sound.

Help us to look for numbers around, talk about what they mean.

Look at our Tapestry to see what we do.

 

 

W/b 13th January

TOPIC: WINTER: facts, changes, stories.

This week we will be learning facts about Winter. We will look at different information books and the computer to find out what happen around us. We will talk about the changes and how they affect animals and the clothes we should be wearing.

We will look at different Winter stories and talk about how they are made up stories.

We will look at ice and melting and the changes that happen. We will freeze something inside the ice cube and try to find out how long it will take ice to defrost so we can see what is hidden inside.

In Maths lesson we will talk about different sizes of objects around us.

In Phonics lesson we will look at new letters, the sounds they make and the words that have the sounds in them: r, h, b.

You can help us with learning the sounds by playing the 'I spy game'. I spy with my little eye something....

 

 

W/b 6th January 2020

This week we will focus on recall of our holidays. We will focus on answering in the sentence: In my holiday.... because/and....

We will have our Woodlands lesson on Wednesday (Weather permits).

On Thursday we will focus on our mouse control skills. We will use My World programme on the computer to click and drag pictures.

On Friday is our maths lesson. We will count the numbers up to 10 and talk about how the quantity changes when something is added and taken away.

Focus letters for this week are: u and r.

Please help us to learn by looking for numbers and letters around us.

W/b 16th December 2019

TOPIC: It is all about Christmas!

This week we will talk about how we celebrate Christmas. We will talk about how people around the world celebrate Christmas, if it is different to us. We will look at the Christmas story and talk about what some people believe in.

On Monday we will also look at 3D shapes and try to use them to make enclosures, to build something, to balance. 

 

Nursery 2019 Christmas Party

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W/b 9th December 2019

TOPIC: CHRISTMAS PLAY/Winter stories

On Monday is our Christmas production: morning class at 10.45 am and the afternoon class at 2.45 pm.

Whole week we will look at, read and talk about how different Winter stories relate to our own experiences.

On Thursday is our computing day. We will use the computers to click, drag and to make the pictures.

In Phonics we will look at new sounds and talk about different words/objects that begin with those sounds: n, m, d. Help us to learn them by playing 'I spy.....' game. 

 

 

Our Winter Wonderland

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Nursery 2019 class Christmas songs

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W/b 2nd December

Topic: 'Stick man' 

This week we will focus on the 'Stick man'story. We will read it and try to predict what might happen and how the story might end. We will talk about how the Stick man was feeling and why.

On Wednesday is our Woodlands day. Part of the class will have the lesson outside, make sure we have coats. 

On Thursday we will make our own stick man using sticks and craft resources.

On Thursday is the Elf run. We will be talking part in the run. Make sure your child has their coat, hat and gloves on (if needed) and just to remind you to bring the forms back to school by 15th. It is all about helping to raise money for our local charity. 

On Friday we will talk about floating and sinking. We will look at different resources and try to predict if they will float or sink.

In phonics lesson we look at the initial sounds in words. Focus sounds for this week are: s a t p i. Please help us to remember them. 

Also, play numbers and shapes games with us. Help us to find them around. Help us with matching the quantities to numbers correctly.

  

Our Elf run

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W/b 25th November

TOPIC: 'The Gruffalo's child'

This week we will be reading and talking about 'The Gruffalo's child' story. We will talk about how the Gruffalo's child should listen  and not to go outside without the adult.  

On Wednesday is our woodlands lesson. We will make the cheerios birds feeders and hang them in the woodlands for the birds as they have nothing to eat in Winter. 

On Thursday we will talk about the characters from the story and use the positional language to describe where they were: under the logs, on the top of the tree, inside the burrow.

On Friday we will sequence the story using the photos on the White Board.

All week we will practise our Christmas songs. Please help them to sing at home smiley

In the phonics lessons we are revising the sounds we learnt so far: s a t.

Help us to learn by playing the games with us: I spy with my little eye something beginning with......

We are counting every day and looking for numbers and shapes around us. 

W/b 18th November

TOPIC: The Gruffalo

On Monday is our PE lesson. We will talk about how different animals in the story move. We will follow the instructions and move in the response to music.

On Tuesday we will have our first Numicon lesson. We will look at the tiles and talk about how they represent different numbers. We will check by counting the holes in them.

On Wednesday is our Woodlands lesson (in all weathers, unless very strong winds). We will talk about the rules and expectations and talk about what we can learn in our outdoor classroom.

On Thursday we will read the Gruffalo book. We will talk about the characters and how they feel and we will try to predict what might happen next. 

On Friday we will try to use the shapes to draw the Gruffalo picture: oval for his body, circles for his eyes and nose, triangles for his teeth, etc.

 in our Phonics lessons we look at the initial sounds in words. This week we will look at: p, i, n, d. We will learn that the letters have names, sounds, the action to go with it to help us to remember.

Help us to learn them by looking at different objects around: p for pen, i for insect, n for net, d for dog, etc.

We will also look at the numbers and shapes around us because they are everywhere. 

W/b 11th November

This week we are learning:

On Monday is the Remembrance day. We will learn about why we have to remember all those people that fought for freedom and peace.

On Tuesday we will talk about how to stay safe when playing online games. We will look at the story of Smartie the Penguin and learn with him.

On Wednesday we will talk about how special and unique we all are. We will decorate a piece of puzzle to represent us and how important we are in our class.

On Thursday we will talk about KINDNESS and try to explain what it is. We will share ideas of how we could show KINDNESS to anyone.

on Friday is CHILDREN in Need day. We are coming to school wearing something spotty. We will talk about all those children that are less fortunate that we could help in different ways.

 

 

We are all special, we are all unique, we are kind to each other

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W/b 4th November 2019 WELCOME BACK AFTER THE HALF TERM HOLIDAYS!

TOPIC: LIGHT AND DARKNESS

On Monday we will talk about fireworks: their colours, shapes and the sounds they make. We will talk about our own experiences and how to stay safe when watching them.

On Tuesday we will read the story 'Can't you sleep, Little Bear?' and talk about how we feel in the darkness and what helps us.

On Wednesday we will investigate the torches and talk about how they work.

On Thursday we will make fireworks pictures using computers.

On Thursday in our maths lesson we will count the fireworks and look for corresponding numbers (matching quantities correctly to the numbers).

In Phonics lessons we will focus on oral blending and segmenting while playing different games.

 

Please help us at home to look for different numbers and shapes around us.

Play 'I spy....' games to find things around us: initial sounds, colours, etc.

 

W/b 14th October 2019

TOPIC: 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'

This week we will read the Goldilocks story and talk about right and wrong choices, being kind, being polite and the importance of looking after other children belongings.

During our PE lesson we will follow directional instructions: forwards, backwards, left, right, up and down, as well as making big and small figures with our bodies. 

This week focus shape is a SQUARE. please help us to look for squares around us.

In Phonics lessons we will look at different sounds the instruments make. We will use them to make the sounds: loud/quiet, fast/slow.

We will use the wooden sticks to make the sounds outside the classroom by tapping/banging on different equipment around us.

Wb 7th October 2019

Topic: AUTUMN

This week we will be learning about Autumn, the changes and signs we can see outside.

 

We will go on the Autumn walk around the school grounds and talk about what we can see. We will collect leafs, conkers and different treasure that we can use to make the pictures.

This week focus shape is the CIRCLE. Please help us to find different objects around us that look like circles: wheels, clock, plates, etc.

In phonics we are listening to environmental sounds and trying to recognise what the sounds they are.

W/B 30/09/19

TOPIC: HARVEST CELEBRATIONS

This week is our Harvest assembly. Parents are invited to join us at 9.30 am for Foundation (Nursery and Reception) and KS 1 assembly in the big hall. 

On Monday is our PE lesson. We will play different ball games to practise our throwing, catching and kicking skills.

On Tuesday is our Harvest assembly. We will read 'The Little Red Hen' story and talk about how important is to work together and help others.

On Wednesday we will try to tell the story in our own words (we will introduce Pie Corbett version too)

On Thursday is our computing day. We will go to the computing suite and learn how to click on the button on the mouse to make a picture

On Friday we will look at the months we were born and place our pictures on the Birthday train.

Every day we will talk about the numbers around us and we will count anything and everything.

 

In Phonics lesson we will look at the environmental sounds, different sounds we can hear around us: rain, thunder, water from the tap, animals noises, etc.

 

WELCOME TO NURSERY CLASS 2019-2020

W/b 4/9/19

Settling in and exploring different areas.

 

W/b 9th September

Settling in 

Classroom expectations

'Owl babies'

W/b 16th September

TOPIC: Our rights and responsibilities, 'Sharing a shell' story

On Monday we will talk about our rights and responsibilities as children.

On Tuesday we will read the 'Sharing a shell' story and talk about how we can refer the message in this story to everyday situations- SHARING.

On Wednesday we will count the shells by touching and selecting correct amounts.

On Thursday we will practise putting our coats/shoes on to help us to be independent.

On Friday we will look at the numbers and shapes around us and talk about our important numbers: age, house number, etc.

 

Every day we have stories and song during the day. Please share the stories and sing rhymes with us at home.

Look at the numbers and shapes around us; they are everywhere. 

Thank you

W/b 23/09/19

This week focus will be on feelings and friends. 

On Monday we will look at 2D shapes and talk about shapes around us. We will play different games and try to match the plastic shapes to the big wooden ones around us. 

On Tuesday we will read 'The Rainbow fish' story to talk about how important is to talk about our own feelings and how friends and different situations make us feel.

On Wednesday we will talk about different positional language: on the top, under, beside, next to, at the back, inside, in front. We will use different toys to follow the instructions and to place the toys in the correct places.

On Thursday we will practise our Bean song for the Harvest assembly.

On Friday we will practise throwing and catching skills using different balls sizes.

Please help us to find different numbers and shapes around us. We count every day; we can count anything and everything. We know that the shapes are everywhere. Can you help us to find them?

Sing the rhymes with us and listen for different environmental sounds: animals, vehicles, water, ringtones, instruments, etc. 

Our last day in Nursery, picnic time

W/b 15/07/19 TOPIC: PIRATES

This week we will read different pirates stories.

We will start with 'Pirates love underpants', talk about made up stories and how we could change them.

We will practice our navigating skills during different programmes on the computer on Tuesday. 

On Thursday is the SPORTS DAY (morning class only). Afternoon class will have different sports activities on KS1 playground. Morning class to come to school in their PE kit, t-shirt in the HOUSE colour, trainers, bottle of water if is hot. 

On Friday (IF THE WEATHER IS NICE) we are planning to have our WET PLAY DAY. Make sure you send the children to school with the spare clothes. We will get wet smiley 

 

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Friday madness. Wet play day!!!!

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Wb 08/07/19

TOPIC: 'We're going on a Bear hunt'

On Monday we will read the story and talk about the scene and the characters. We will join in with repeated parts of the story and the actions.

On Tuesday we will practise for our Sports Day.

On Wednesday we will go to the woodlands for our outdoor lesson.

On Thursday children will have their lesson in the woodlands. We will tell the story of the bear hunt in our own words, with the props provided and the environment decorated.

On Friday we will try to have our teddy bears picnic.

 

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Our special moments in Nursery

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 Wb 01/07/19 TOPIC: ALL ABOUT TRANSITION AND MOVING ON. RECEPTION TRANSITION. CHANGES.

Nursery children will read different stories about starting a BIG school and their transition. They will be visiting their new classes to help them to settle. 

We will talk about their emotions and get them prepared for their BIG day. 

Children will talk about their year in our Nursery class when looking through their Learning Journeys and finding their best moments.

W/B 17/06/19 Health and Wellbeing Week

This week we will be taking part in various activities to recognise Health and Wellbeing Week.

On Monday is the afternoon class Sports Day (children to come to school in their PE kits but the t-shirt in the colour of the house they are in). Morning class will have different parachute games and the games in the field (normal clothes).

On Tuesday both classes will have their tennis sessions. All to wear their PE kits on that day. 

On Wednesday is the morning class Sports Day. Children to wear their PE kits but the t-shirt in the colour of the house they are in. Afternoon class will have different games in the fields (normal clothes).

On Thursday is our open session for parents 8.30-9.30 for the morning class and 12.30-13.30 for the afternoon class. School uniforms on that day.

On Friday everyone to come to school wearing something green to celebrate CLEAN AIR DAY-WALK, SCOOT, CYCLE TO SCHOOL!!!! Bring a chocolate for the school Summer fair too.

We will have fun every day this week. Keep checking our school website and emails for updates (WEATHER!!!!!).

 

 

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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.

Making houses

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.                                    

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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...,

 

 

 

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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

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Design your butterfly

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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. 

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Our class display- 'The frog prince'

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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

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Making the butterflies in the woodlands

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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.

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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  

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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. 

 

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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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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  

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World book day in Amber class

Counting money and selecting correct amounts

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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.

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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!!!! 

Picture 1

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