**********Home Learning Update **********
The way we will deliver Home Learning will change from 20th April 2020. We will all work on a whole school topic of 'How does your garden grow?' found here. Select the insect grid for your child to access the weekly missions. I have left previous home learning resources on our Class Page as you may find some of the activities and resources helpful. For further help please message me on Class Dojo or email mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For our period of Home Learning, Early Years are going to focus on the topic of 'Wriggle and CrawI.' We can learn together about the tiny world around us where insects and minibeasts live. I have provided a range of home learning activities that you can complete with your child. I have also provided resources and links to different sites that will support your child’s learning.
I recommend that you establish a daily routine and spend around 2 hours a day completing the learning activities which can be enjoyed by all of the family. Make your learning time fun, children will engage and learn more when they are enjoying themselves. Your Home Learning should include Nursery Daily Do's and 1 or 2 activities from the Home Learning Grids.
We also have access to Hwb within the classroom to help children learn more about using ICT in a practical manner. Activities include playing educational games, creating documents and creating pictures. To access this online resource you will need your child's Hwb login. Please email me to receive this information.
If you have any questions about your child’s learning or how to use the resources please email on the following:
Email for Mrs Whitehouse: email@example.com
Nursery Daily Do's
Get moving - Ideally go into the garden to have some fresh air. You can practise:
Be more independent - encourage your child to
Name recognition - practise:
Sing the Jolly Phonics Song - Listen to and join in with the actions of the Jolly Phonics Song https://vimeo.com/106231366
Number recognition- Talk about numbers you see around you.
Links for activities
You tube - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Cosmic Kids Yoga - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Nursery Team
We have lots of people who help us learn in our class. Mrs Whitehouse is the class teacher and is supported by Miss Ford, Miss Briskham, Miss Thomas, Mrs Morely, Miss Griffiths and Miss Williams.
Nursery staff also run a wraparound session that runs from 11.25 am -12.55 pm. Registration forms are available from Nursery staff. The cost of each session is £4.00 and your child will require a packed lunch. During the session, pupils eat lunch and also have an opportunity to take part in structured activities and free play.
Child Mental Health Awareness Week
We joined the rest of the school in wearing bright colours and finding our brave. After reading 'Owl Babies' we had fun feather face painting each other! We had to be so gentle and caring! We also practised finding our calm and showed all of the school how to do 'twit twoo owl breathing'.
We've been learning about nocturnal animals and have read the 'Owl Babies' story. We went to the forest to find different materials to make a strong and comfortable nest.
We started our topic work and went on a light hunt to find different light sources around the school.
Chinese New Year
Donnie came in and told us all about the Chinese new year dragon and she acted out a traditional Chinese new year story. We tried on traditional costumes, at chinese food and made lucky red lanterns.
Welcome to the new school year, we have planned a busy term. Our class visits to Coed Clase (our school woods) will be on Mondays, please dress your child in a warm waterproof coat and wellies. We will be exploring and getting muddy.
Snack time in Nursery provides the pupils with an opportunity to try different fruits and vegetables, along with cheese, crackers and other simple foods. This social experience allows children to build important communication and literacy skills. Snack is £1.00 per week, payable on Mondays.
Our topic for the Autumn Term is 'Heroes- People who help us'. We will be learning about the different roles of people who help us in the community.
National Guide Dog Organisation
Swansea Jack a guide dog in training came to visit our school. We learnt about how guide dogs help people who are visually impaired and how long they have to train.
Children In Need 2019
We had lots of fun raising money, making Pudsey playdough, pancakes and paintings!
We went on a hunt around our classroom to find things in the shape of a circle, triangle and square.
Santa needed our help to build lots of toys for the boys and girls. We all dressed up and had fun fixing and building the toys in our very own elf work shop. We also enjoyed making our snowy tree christmas cards!