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Welcome to our Nursery page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Nursery Staff:

Miss Clark – Teacher

Mrs Clark – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Isted – Teaching Assistant

Week Beginning 10th May 2021

Wow this week we have started off amazing! We have been on a worm hunt everyday all day! The children have loved it. As you can tell this week we are learning about Worms in our minibeast topic. We have been looking at how to look after them, feed them and also how to make our very own wormery!

Take a look at what we have been doing so far.

There was so much discussion about the different ways underground minibeasts live, but lots of children were fascinated by the idea of how they live in a wormery, what they are and where they come from. This has took their learning for next week as we are going to be looking at ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.

Week Beginning 4th May 2021

What a short we have had this week. We have have done so much learning in only 4 days! The children have worked their socks off.

This week we have been learning about Ladybirds.

In math’s we have been doing finger printing and matching them to the numeral 1-5 and even some children did 1-10.

Some of our children enjoyed making ladybird spots to match with our numbers 1,2 and 3.

In literacy we have been recapping the story of The very Lazy Ladybird. The children have really enjoyed taking part in this activity.

Colour Mixing!

This week we have really enjoyed colour mixing. The children have been learning different ways to make colours. Take a look at how they got on.

Week Beginning 26th April 2021

This week we have covered our number of the week, looking at 2d shapes and looking at the story Oliver’s Vegetables. We have worked really hard this week.

Some of the children this week have been really interested in making their very own number blocks.

We have also been identifying 2d shapes outside. Nursery children have been working really hard this week.

We have been looking at the story book ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’.

In literacy we have been drawing and writing about our favourite parts of the story. We are getting ready for reception with this fabulous writing.

In math’s this week we are looking at Number 4! If you see this number around please let us know, we would love to see your learning at home

Couple of reminders –

-Book bags to be returned daily
-Please can we ensure that jumpers and cardigans are well labeled with your child’s name.

Week Beginning 19th April 2021

So far this week we have been busy making 2d flowers for our display and looking at how plants grow.

In math’s this week we are looking at number 3! If you see this number around please let us know, we would love to see your learning at home.

Week Beginning 12th April 2021

WELCOME BACK!

Welcome back Nursery and a HUGE welcome to our new starters this week. We have been really busy settling back into our routine. Some of our older Nursery children have been showing our new starters around and showing them where they like to learn. It’s been a great first week back. This is what we have been getting up to.

Friday 26th March 2021

Today we have been looking at ‘Zootroplis’ in Nursery. We have been watching the film throughout the day and linking it to math’s activities.

Week Beginning 22nd March 2021

This week we have had a great week learning and celebrating about Easter. We have been enjoying lot’s of different Easter crafts this week. Our children brought home their cards, chocolate baskets yesterday. We hope you enjoy them at home.

Week Beginning 15th March 2021

This week in Nursery we have been learning about ‘Old McDonald had a Farm’. We have been looking at all the different types of animals that live on a farm. Some of the children enjoyed making tractors using 2d shapes.

Week Beginning 8th March 2021

A HUGE welcome back everyone! what a great we have had welcoming old and new faces to our Nursery family. Look at what we have been getting up to.

Week continued from 1st March 2021

Wow what a week we have had in Nursery. We have had such a fun filled week including science week and World Book Day.

As you can see below we have had so much fun learning new skills all about science.

On Thursday 4th March as a school we celebrated World Book Day, we got the chance to dress up as our favourite book character. Can you guess who we are?

Science week Activities:

Monday – Today’s story was ‘The Crayon Man’ – the true story of the invention of Crayola crayons!

Today we wrote our names in crayon and then we did something very special called wax painting we use very watery coloured paint to reveal our names! It was so much fun!

Tuesday – Today we have been making some cool inventions from our Nursery resources. We have made different ways of knocking things over. The children have loved it!

Week Beginning 1st March 2021

Today sees the launch of Science of week in school and at for home learning. In Early Years, we are finding out about an invention each day through stories and then experimenting with the concept learned about. 

We have also just had our new outdoor learning areas updated (photos to follow later this week!) and as part of it are developing a new Secret Garden. This project is a whole school collaboration and to get started, we will be creating some bug hotels. Are you able to help gather items to build them? It’s a competition to see which group can find their items quickest!

Week Beginning 22nd February 2021

Welcome back! I hope you all have had a lovely week off with your family. This week we have started our new topic ‘Down at the Farm’. The children have been very interested in what we have been doing this week. We have carefully painted our favourite farm animal.

Week Beginning 8th February 2021

Hello Everyone,

This week in Nursery we have been celebrating Chinese New Year. We have been writing our names in Chinese, tasting food, making our very own Dragon so we could do our famous Chinese dance. We would like to thank our local Chinese Takeaway ‘Panda Chef’ for donating some beautiful gifts and food to our Nursery children this week. We very much appreciate it. Take a look at what we have been getting up to.

We hope you have a lovely half term. Stay safe, Miss Clark

Week Beginning 1st February 2021

Hello Everyone! 

We hope you all have had a fun learning week both at school and at home. 

This week, we have been learning all about the Jasper’s Beanstalk. We have been very creative by painting our very own Jasper. In literacy we have sequenced the story, and in maths we have been learning more of our shapes. Some of our boys and girls have been interested in using the Interactive Whiteboard. Here are some photos of what we have been getting up to.

UPDATE – Our new yard!

You may notice something in the background of this picture….what can you see? Yes, that’s right we have a new climbing frame. Look out for next weeks update.

Week Beginning 25th January 2021

Wow, what another great week in Nursery. We have had lots of things going on this week, we have been learning all about Jack and The Beanstalk. In literacy we have been looking at our favourite characters and doing our own story map. In maths we have been looking at 5 different objects that are taller and shorter than us, some of the children working at home found some great ideas. Here is some pictures of our fabulous learning in school and at home.

Some of you may of noticed our brand new yard – its so exciting! Here are some photos to keep you updated and you share our journey with us at home or in school.

We are really looking forward to learn in our new outdoor area.

Week Beginning 18th January 2021

This week in Nursery we have been looking at the story Little Red Riding Hood. We have been so busy doing our name writing, counting, Yoga and even some turn taking! Here are some photos of what we have been getting up to. We really enjoyed making Little Red Riding a home using the outdoor blocks.

I would like to thank all the parents and carers who are working at home. Your children’s work has been amazing. Here are some photos of what our friends at home have been getting up.

Next week we will be looking at Jack and The Beanstalk, and also taking part in National Handwriting Day. Work will be uploaded onto Showbie daily.

Also next week, please keep you eyes peeled for something exciting that is happing in Nursery yard starting from Monday!

Week Beginning 11th January 2021

This week we have been learning about Goldilocks and The Three Bears. In literacy we have been painting our favourite characters and describing them, in maths we have been looking at different sizes e.g. bowls.

Children who are in school, I have uploaded some work to their showbie account, if you log in you will be able to see what they have been getting up to.

Thank you for parents and carers support on Showbie this week. I am getting some fantastic work sent to me.

Week Beginning 4th January 2021

Happy New Year to all of our Nursery Boys and Girls, and huge welcome to those new children we have with us.

This week has been a little different, but that hasn’t stopped us learning in Nursery. We have been learning about The Three Little Pigs, writing our names in creative ways and even learning in the snow!

Please have a look out on Showbie for your child’s daily activities to be doing at home, any questions please contact school.

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Tuesday 1st December 2020

Morning Nursery – Hope you are all keeping well and being safe.

I hope you enjoyed yesterdays activities i am going to be setting some daily and if you could email them back to our nursery website or complete them on showbie that would be great.

Literacy – I would like you to go over the christmas story from yesterday. Today i would like you to sequence the story in order. Can you remember what happened? I have also uploaded the activity onto showbie if you would like to do it that way.

Numeracy – Warm up song. 10 Little reindeers

Counting worksheet –

Phonics

Group 1

Listening video. Listen very carefully at what you can hear.

Group 2

We have now covered these sounds in phonics – m a s d t i

Today i would like you to have a go at tracing the sounds in salt – if you don’t have salt you can use other alternatives such as flour, rice, glitter etc.

Week Beginning 30th November 2020

Hello Nursery, Miss Clark here!

This is our first day at home learning. This will be new for everyone so if you have any issues or questions please just contact via school email or our nursery email address.

nurseryhomeworknpa@inspiremultiacademytrust.co.uk

This week we were going to start off with our christmas story. Looking at all the different characters and why we celebrate christmas time. Each day i will be uploading some work for you to be completing at home.

Monday

Literacy

I would like you to read the story ‘The Christmas Nativity’. Adults you can use a lot of questioning such as why do we celebrate christmas? Who are the characters? what did the 3 wise men bring? Point out characters who they are. I would then like you to draw or tell me what you enjoyed about the story?

Numeracy –

Warm up – Counting to 10. Practise your counting to 10 in funny ways. Follow our YouTube clip to help you.

Can you order 1-10? Work with an adult to help you count and recognise your numbers.

Phonics –

I have put 2 groups together for phonics so you are accessing the correct phonic lesson. You will receive a text stating what group your child will be in.

Group 1 will be looking at phase 1 phonics

Group 2 will be looking at RWI Set 1 phonics.

Group 1

Listen to the sounds and get an adult to help you write or draw what you can hear.

Group 2

Go over our sound i. Remember to use my turn, your turn. This sound was given on Showbie for you to complete.

Week Beginning 9th November 2020

This week in nursery we have been so busy…..we have been making our very own paper mache dinosaur eggs. The children enjoyed using a range of different textures and materials. The children have now display their eggs on our dinosaur world display.

We have also been looking at how we can rescue the dinosaurs. We found a way by using tweezer to pick them out. This is r4eally good to help children exercise their fine motor skills.

Finally, on Wednesday we took part in Remembrance Day – We spoke to the children on why we wear poppies. The children came up with some great ideas.

Aria “We wear poppies to remember the soilders”

Connie “We wear them cause it makes people happy and they helped people”

As a school we have been doing different activities. Nursery made a poppy wreath by painting our handprints, it will be displayed on our whole school display.

Some parents have been asking if I will upload some phonic sounds to do at home. If you request any more please let me know. Please can reading books be brought back daily. Thank you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HiQQrpx7vk

Have a great weekend, and stay safe. Miss Clark

Week Beginning 2nd November 2020

WOW! What a great first week back. We have been looking at our new topic Dinosaurs. Parents and carers are not going to believe that a dinosaur has been in our school and left us an EGG! Nursery have really enjoyed this week about Dinosaurs.

We have also took part in our number hunt fundraiser – the children loved finding number around our provision!

Next week we will be looking at how to make our very own dinosaur eggs and reading the book ‘The dinosaurs are having a party’.

Reading books – Please can you bring them into school daily so we can read with your child. Thank you

Week Beginning 12th October 2020

This week in Nursery we have been looking at the book, Laura’s star. We have been drawing our own stars on the ground outside and we had Mrs Dover using her guitar to sing along to Twinkle Twinkle.

Next week we will be learning all about ‘Incy Wincy Spider’.

Friday 23rd is our Halloween fancy dress – please remind children to props or masks.

Week beginning 5th October 2020

This week in Nursery we have been really busy. We have been learning the ‘Life Cycle of a Frog’. In our creative area we have painted frogspawn, frogs and even a log for them to sit on! We have been putting the Life Cycle in the correct order by using different ways such as blocks, pictures and using props.

This week in phonics we have been learning the a sound. We have been practising in foam, sand and glitter.

Today, 9th October. We have taken part in a great charity. HelloYellow! Nursery have been creative and made sunshine’s, as they think the sun makes them happy when we are at Nursery. So we have been busy in our creative area making suns – using a range of different texture. Doing our daily Yoga, investigating our yellow table and most of all……we have had a lovely relaxing day by listening to some calm music.

Next week in Nursery – We will be reading the book Laura’s Star and also learning about Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Week beginning 28th September 2020

Another busy week of Nursery this week! Our Book this week was ‘Monkey Puzzle’ so in the creative area we made our own monkey hand prints using brown paint and collage materials. In our tuff tray we had lots of natural resources to represent the 5 Little Monkeys jumping on the bed. 

Next week we will be learning about ‘The Life Cycle of a Frog’ where we will be discussing the changes in their life cycle. We will be also learning the song ‘5 Speckled Frogs’. So getting your singing voices ready!

Phonics – In phonics this week we have been learning our RWI signs. These are STOP, Turn To Your Partner, 123 and My Turn, Your Turn. The boys and girls are fantastic at these signs and have impressed all of the teachers! This week some children have been looking at environmental sounds and others have been looking at the sound a.

Week Beginning 21st September 2020

WOWWW what a week Nursery! The children have been extremely busy with sandwich making, being builders for Humpty Dumpty and even practising more of our fine motor skills.

Here are some picture of our sandwich making.

We have also been outside exploring the rain – children loved it. If your child has any wellies please could you send them in. Thank you

Some of you have been asking about our Yoga song. You can see the video below.

I am Yoga

Reminders – Reading books to be returned every day, books need to stay in school on a Friday and a new book to be given every Monday.

Water proof coats – we use the outdoor area in all weathers. please make sure your child have appropriate clothing and shoes.

Week beginning 14th September 2020

Nursery this week have been learning mostly in our outdoor area. While we have the sunshine the children have been enjoying our outdoor home corner, bikes, scooters and even making tents!

The children have also been getting ready learning some more nursery rhymes with a little help from Mr Tumble and to make it even better we used our musical instruments.

Next Week: Now that we have completed our nursery baseline. We have been keen to start our Nursery Rhyme topic. We will be kicking it off with Humpty Dumpty. We are going to be putting our sandwich making skills to the test. We are going to be finding out on what we can do make humpty dumpty a new wall.

Week Beginning 7th September 2020

This week we have been super busy. Nursery children have settled in really well. Our topic this term will be ‘Nursery Rhyme Club House’

We have been focusing on our fine motor skills, learning how to hold a pencil and learning how to feel comfortable when using our writing pencils. The children have been using paint brushes to paint over zig zags, circles and lines. Using large motor skills to draw outside on the ground and using large scales of paper to practise there writing skills.

– Reading books will be sent home every Monday. Please read every night and bring them back to school each day. Books will be kept in school on Friday and a new book given the following Monday.

-Nursery door – Thank you to everyone keeping safe and social distancing.

Welcome back Nursery! 1st September 2020

Hello Everyone, I am so happy to see your lovely faces again and lovely to see our new starters who have joined our Nursery family. Myself and Nursery staff are very proud of how well your children have settled into Nursery.

We have had a great first week back with our lovely new Nursery children. All of them were super confident throughout the day and took all of the new procedures in their stride! We have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming new families to our school as well as catching up with many of you that know us well. Thank you for helping us to keep your children safe by following procedures put in place for drop off and collection times, as we get to know you this should speed up. It has been very helpful all of the children having their named water bottles filled ready for the day and jumpers/cardigans with names on. Children don’t need their PE kit just yet in Nursery, as we take part in daily outdoor and indoor physical activities within the EYFS curriculum. We will update you when this changes to more formal P.E. lessons in time to come.

Here are a few photographs of the children learning in this week and we’ll be back again next week with more information about our topic and what our plans are for this term.

Week Beginning 29th June 2020

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well. This week i am setting some activities smilier to what the children are learning in school. We have been looking at Under The Sea. So this week i would like you all to read the story Commotion In The Ocean.

Literacy

Reading and Writing

Monday – Read through the story – talk about your favourite sea creature. Why do you like that creature? Make sure you have lots of discussion.

Tuesday – Children to have a look with an adult and talk about what animal you can see.

Wednesday – From yesterdays activity see if you can mark make or write a few words with some help on what you can see in the sea.

Thursday – From your phonics activity this will help you write and talk about sea creatures. This worksheet is an early writer which has some pictures to prompt you.

Friday – See if you can find some facts out about sea creatures. This will be so fun and exciting to do! I will be doing this activity too! so lets see who can get the most facts.

Maths

Number and shape

PE

Has the weather isn’t going to be the best this week, i have found these you can do around the house. See if you can get your body moving like a Sea Creature.

Extra extra!

Some of you may like some more activities to do this week. I have added them below if you would like to do them.

We have an exciting whole school Art competition starting this week. See the details on how you can enter below:

Thank you for your continued support. Any questions please just contact us just by ringing, emailing or even our Facebook page.

Miss Clark 🙂

Week Beginning 22nd June 2020

Hi Everyone,

Firstly i would like to say how wonderful it was to speak to you all last week. I loved hearing how busy you have all been. Some of you said that you would like some more reading and phonic activities. So this week for literacy i have found as many useful reading and phonics activities for you all. If you would like anything else please get in touch and i can help as much as i can.

Literacy

Here are some phonic and reading resources you will find really useful. This week i would really like you to focus on your name writing and being able to sound it out. I have downloaded oxford owl that will help you with our phonics and how we teach it in school. Remember any help, please just ask.

https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2020/04/07/15/41/20/5fbe2453-4d90-4c59-90d4-0a0c9883cd67/SS1%20Speed%20Sounds%20slideshows.pdf

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/26333.html

These will help your child with letter formation. It will be useful for name writing.

https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2016/07/22/09/32/53/719/rwi_RPhO_SSPS_Set1_m.pdf

This will show you some tips on how we use it in school.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/find-a-book/read-write-inc-phonics–1/set-1-sound-phonics-video

This link below will help you with creative writing – it was lovely to hear that some of you have been writing and even writing letters to family members!

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/kids-activities/creative-writing/

This will help you read with your child, thinking of questions of what you could ask while reading your story.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/early-reading-skills-age-3-4/

Maths

Im sure this will keep you busy – if you don’t have a printer at home don’t worry. Just do as much as you can.

Have a great week Nursery.

Miss Clark 🙂

Week Beginning 15th June 2020

Literacy

Reading and Writing

Monday – I would like you to read the story via YouTube Pirate loves underpants.  I would like you to draw/write about your pirate. Think about why you like that pirate? Does he/she do something special? 

Tuesday – Can you create your own treasure map? I have uploaded some themed paper. You could even make it for your family member to do around your home.

Wednesday  – Can you help label the ship? You will be able to use your phonic knowledge. Listen to the initial sound to help you.

Thursday – Have a go at ‘Pirates writing activity’. This worksheet helps you to build sentences. You can work with an adult and talk through what that object is for. For example: The pirate had a parrot on his shoulder. This could lead into a lot of discussion with your child. 

Friday – If I were a pirate…….. Write or draw some ideas down if you were to become the best pirate. I have uploaded some key word sheets to help you.

Maths

Number and shape

Monday – Pirate themed number formation book – have a go and practising those numbers.

Tuesday – Have you go any sand? Mud? Why don’t you ask an adult to cut out some numbered coins and hide them around your house. See how many you can find? What number did you find? Challenge yourself can you write that number? What’s one more? One less?

Wednesday – Pirate missing numbers! Can you help fill in the missing numbers?

Thursday – Pirate themed 2d shape – what shapes are hidden around the pirates picture?

Friday – Colour the picture in by its number. This is fun activity that will get you thinking about all those numbers.

Speaking and Listening

Talk like a pirate engage with your child to talk like a pirate it’s a great way to get them speaking and listening. I have added some more you can look at with your child.

Art/STEM

I would love you to design and make your pirate ship! You could even challenge yourself and see if will float in the bath? Think about what materials and resources you may need? If you are going to out it in the bath is it waterproof? You may need some adult support on this. You can also design your own ships flag. I would love to see some ships made! I have also added some role play packs if you would act out your pirate role.

Here are some more activities you may like to do during the week.

Have a great week everyone – I may see some of you this week in school.

Miss Clark 🙂

Week Beginning 8th June 2020

Hello Nursery Boys and Girls,

I hope you are all well. Its a shame the weather has changed from lovely sunshine to cold and wet days. I have set up some lovely indoor activities you can do with your family this week. This weeks theme is The Three Little Pigs.

LiteracyReading and Writing.

Monday – I would like you to read the story of The Three little pigs, i would like you to draw or write about your favourite part of the story. Which pig did you like best? what house would you like to make? Can you draw all types of houses that were built? When reading this story, have a look at some CVC words your child maybe able to read to you e.g. Pig.

Tuesday – Can you help me sequence the story of The Three little Pigs. Remember to recap from the story you read yesterday think about what happened first, where did the wolf want to go first?

Wednesday – Can you make a story map? Use the sequence from yesterdays activity to help to make your own story map. You can use large sheets of paper e.g. Wall paper you may have, garden pavements or even your yellow book.

Thursday – Nursery i need you to get your thinking hats on! I would like you to make your own house using your own resources from around your home. I would like you first to write or draw a list of what you would need, then make it and take a photograph for me to see your final design.

Friday – Today i would like you to make your own The Three Little play set from your own toys at home. I have added some props you could maybe add. You will be able to act the story out to your family. Get your siblings and parents involved.

Maths – Number and Shape

Ordering the pigs 1-10 and 1-20

Spot the difference worksheet – How many can you find?

Shape walk – Have a look around at different house and see if you can point out any shapes. Think about what shapes were on the Three Little Pigs houses.

How many can you count – Count the objects and fill in the gaps!

Phonics

This week in phonics i have added some work sheets you can do with your adult. I have added phase 1 and 2 you can do around your home. If you would like any more weekly phonics please let me know.

·             Children choose a card with a picture from the story on it and say the word out loud.

·             Do they know what sound that word begins with?

·             Can they see that letter on the card?

·             Once they have chosen a letter from the selection, they attach the peg to their letter choice.

·             Continue until all of the cards have been completed.

Challenge your child to think of other objects that start with the same letter?

STEM and UTW

Look at the different materials using  power point 1. Investigate which material would be best for building a dry and secure home for the pigs.
Learn about natural and man-made materials using power point 2 of information then apply understanding by sorting materials using the natural and man-made materials table.

What do you know about pigs?

Research about Pigs? where do they live? what do they eat? How do we care for them? Record all your information in your book. Print off some photos if you can. I look forward to seeing what you find.

Expressive Arts and Design.

William Penhallow Henderson was born in 1877 in Medford,Massachusetts. He was a very well know for an oil painting of a Pig.

Have a go, see if you can create the painting of a pig. Think about what a pig looks like. How many legs? eyes?

Creative pictures – Making The Three Little Pigs homes.

Hope you all have a great week. I look forward to seeing some work if you would like to send some in via our school email and Facebook page. Keep up the good work and stay safe.

Thank you parents and carers for all your continuing support. It has been lovely to see some of you out and about. Take care

Miss Clark 🙂

Week Beginning1st June 2020

Hello Everyone,

I hope you have had a lovely half term spending it with your loved ones. As mentioned in the news we now have some extra time to get out more. It’s lovely to see people exploring in their gardens with this glorious weather.
A big thank you to those who have sent some photos into school. It was lovely to see you all.

This week i am going to be sharing some activities around the story ‘Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson. I know people are going to beaches so i thought this would be a great book todo.

LiteracyReading and writing

Monday – Read the story ‘Sharing a Shell’ via Youtube i have uploaded the link for you all. I would like you all to share this story with an adult and think about if you where a sea creature what would you be and why? Have a discussion with your adult. Use the book to help you. When reading the story encourage your child to listen to the rhyming words, you can help identify missing rhyming words.

Tuesday – You can use some real shells encourage the children to think of words to write to describe the shells, such as bumpy, smooth, flat, round and pointy. (Use google to look at different types of shells).

Wednesday – Once you have read the story – it would be good if you could do a book review with your adult. Think very carefully what you enjoyed most and why? What would you of liked better? I could challenge you all to make your own book of sea creatures for you to bring back to Nursery.

Thursday – Finding sea creatures – If you can hide as many sea creatures around your home for your child to find prompt your child to say the first sound – you could challenge them to sound the sea creature out. I have uploaded some pictures of creatures if you don’t have any home.

Friday – Find out as much as you can about our beaches? Reception children visit the beach every week so this will be great fun for the children moving up into Reception. You can find out how many beaches you live near? Have you been to the beach before? What do you think you may find. I was at the beach at the weekend and i found lots of shells, stones and even a CRAB! I have uploaded some themed paper you may like to write all information down.

Maths – Shape and Number

This week i have found some great activities for you to be doing around your home.

This game you can cut up and ask your child to find the number and match it to the quantity of sea creatures.

You can get creative by making your own 3D Crab. Think about what shapes you are using.

If you have any pegs around your home you can shout a number out and for your child to count the sea creatures and peg it on the right quantity.

We love to sing this song in Nursery – I can’t wait to sing with you all again.

Understanding of the World/STEM

  • Make a list of animals / plants that you might find in seaside habitats. How many different types of habitat can you find there (beach / rock pools / ocean)?
  • Make some food chains showing animals and plants mentioned in the story.
  • Choose one of the animals in the story and find out about it. Can you write a report about where it lives, what it eats, how it might defend itself etc?

Expressive Art and Design

  • Design or build a new home for the three creatures to share.
  • Create some puppets of the crab, anemone and bristleworm. Could you use these to perform the story to an audience?

Resources if needed

Hope you all enjoy this weeks activities, if you would like any more resources added on please get in touch via school email or our facebook page.

Miss you all – Miss Clark 😉

Week Beginning – Monday 18th May 2020

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well. This week we are going to be focusing on the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. I have included some great activities for you all to share at home. Any photos or work you would like to send into school please do via our school email. Thank you

Literacy

Throughout this week i have added some extra learning enhancements what i think you may like.

Reading and Writing

Monday – Read the story the with an adult We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. If you don’t have the story at home you can always find the story on Youtube. Then i would like you to work with your adult and create a story map of the story. See what you can remember? Where did the family go? What did they walk through?

Tuesday – Find out 3 facts about real life bears that you can share with your family. You can get an adult to write them down for you to help you remember. (I have added some fact files at the end).

Wednesday – From the story, i would like you to have a go at sequencing the story out to your adult. (Adult you can question your child – here are some ideas). What did they go through 1st? what do you think the grass will sound like? What did they have to do when they went through the deep cold river? What does mud feel like on your feet? (have a go at it – it’ll be fun!) Have you ever walked through a big dark forest? What sound did it make when they walked through the swirling whirling snowstorm? What do you think that may live in a cave?

Thursday – Draw a picture of your favourite teddy bear. Have a go at using some of your phonic knowledge to label your picture.

Friday – I have added some photos you may like to do with your child. This is a sensory story time. The children love to make these as we listen to a new story. It will help them explore and recap more of the story.

Maths

Number and Shape

As you know we are learning about Bears and reading the story We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. This week in shape i would like you to create your own bear using junk modelling. You can talk about what shapes you are using? what does the shape look like? How many sides? I have added a picture for you to see an example.

Build a Bear! You can create your own build a bear by counting out the dots and match them to the numeral. I have added the worksheet below.

Understanding of the world/STEM

As we are allowed outside more longer, i thought this would great if you get your forest school thinking caps on. I would like you to make at least one of these and relate it to our story this week. If you come up with some of your own ideas that would be even better! Remember our story this week is We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

Bear face using mud on a tree.
Using sticks you can make a shelter for you and your bears.

As promised i have added some extra resources you may like. I hope you all enjoy your activities.

Thank you all for your continued support. Any questions please contact school via our Facebook page or school email. Miss you all!

Miss Clark 🙂

COVID-19 UPDATE

Please see the letter below regarding a potential reopening of school for your year group.

Week Beginning 11-5-2020

Hi Nursery,

I hope you are all well. I’m missing you all so much. I really hope you are enjoying my activities i am setting each week for you all. If you have any photos or videos you would like to share with me i would love to see them.

Literacy

Reading and Writing

This week i would like you to read the story The Snail and the Whale. You can find the story on Youtube if you don’t have the story at home.

Monday – Choose one of the places that the snail and the whale visit and write a diary entry as the snail about her time there.

Tuesday – In the story, the whale gets stuck on the beach. Can you write a letter to the school children asking for their help to save the whale?

Wednesday – The snail and the whale travel across the ocean to visit many places together. Can you use the ocean as the main setting and write a description about it?

What would they see around them? what would they hear? would they see other creatures?

Thursday – Imagine you were the snail in the story and you could choose a place to visit with the whale. Where would you go? Write a list of items you would take in your backpack to take with you, and explain why you would take them.

Friday – If you could go on an adventure on the back of the whale, who would you take with you, and why?

You could also read (or watch online) “Snail Trail” by Ruth Brown. It’s all about the journey another snail goes on. I wonder if you can stop the story after he gets to the tunnel and predict (guess) where he might go next. Were you right? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsCgl6DobN4

 

·  Don’t forget, there are lots of stories about snails… Norman, The slug and the silly shell, A Snail’s Tale, Sharing a Shell… How many do you know?! 

Maths

Number and Shape

In shape this week i would like you to have a go at sorting some animals into long and short and big and small. You could you use materials around your home to find objects that are long and short.

Understanding the world

Look at lots of colourful beetles and ladybirds. Why are they brightly coloured? Why do they have wings? Can you make your own? What colour will it be? Will it have a pattern or wings? How many legs will it have? You could draw it or make it, you could decorate a stone, paint one, use salt dough… I can’t wait to see what you come up with! 

Art

As we are doing the story The Snail and the Whale, i thought we could look at a very good artist Henri Matisse who produced the art “the snail” Matisse was prevented from painting by ill health but, although confined to bed, he produced a number of works known as gouaches découpées. These were made by cutting or tearing shapes from paper which had been painted with gouache. The shapes were placed and pasted down by an assistant working under Matisse’s instruction. Some of the later ones, such as The Snail, were of very large! You could try to replicate this. What snail art can you produce?! 

The Snail 1953 Henri Matisse 1869-1954 Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1962 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T00540

Nissan PPE Equipment

Nursery i am so excited to say this…………I have been in touch with Nissan who are currently making PPE equipment for NHS staff and key workers. This could be things like visors which protect peoples faces or aprons which protect your clothes and bodies. They are asking local school children to get involved by designing a rainbow image that can be added on to the equipment to help put a smile on the key workers faces when they wear them.  I would to see as many rainbows from our Nursery children. I think i might even make one.

If you would like to take part, please produce a rainbow design and email it to new.penshaw@inspiremultiacademytrust.co.uk. Please include your first name, your age and school at the bottom of your design. Be as creative as you like!

I hope you all enjoy this weeks activities. Remember to keep safe. I miss you all very much, and can’t wait to see all those smiley faces again!

Miss Clark 🙂

Week Beginning 4-5-2020

Hello Everyone,
Firstly i would just like to say a HUGE well done to everyone who sent in their photos and videos in. I couldn’t believe how busy you have all been. It really made me even more proud of you all. I have uploaded the video onto our blog, don’t forget you can always follow our Facebook page!

Remember, if you have more work or videos you would like to share with me please send them in via our school email.

Well done Nursery!!!

School email – new.penshaw@inspiremultiacademytrust.co.uk

Also this week, on Friday 8th May will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which will be another occasion of celebrations. So would i love for our nursery children to learn a little bit of history. I am going to upload some files over some areas e.g. creative your own medal, create your own aeroplane or even get your bake on! Even though i would love to taste your cakes but you and your family could have a VE Day celebration party on Friday.

Literacy

Reading and Writing

This weeks book is Zog! You can complete each activity daily. I have also added the video from YouTube. You can access this as many times as you wish!

See below an activity to complete for each day:

Monday –  What skills must Zog learn at dragon school? Write a list of these skills, titled ‘How to become a dragon…’

Tuesday – In the story, the princess dreams of being something else when she grows up. Can you write a dream for yourself for when you grow up? What do you want to be, and why? You may wish to display this as a poster!

Wednesday – Imagine you were flying on the back of Zog. What would you see whilst you were up in the air, and where would you choose to go?

Thursday – Imagine you have arrived at your chosen destination after Zog has flown you there. Can you write a postcard from that place to the people back at home?

Friday – Zog’s ‘super power’ is being able to fly. If you could have a super power, what would it be, and why? (For this activity you can also use the dragon themed paper).

Maths

Number and Shape

This week i would like you to do some counting games you can do around your home. You will already have these resources at home I’m sure! As a challenge i would like you to add one more and one less. Please send me some photos of you doing some counting. I have added some worksheets, if not get an adult to write them down for you on some paper.

This week for shape, i would like you to get creative and make a flag or bunting for VE Day – you can use 2d shapes to create your own flag or bunting. You can always use them for decorations on Friday for VE Day.
When you are making your flag or bunting talk with your children about what shapes they are using, how many sides? Where else can they spot this shape?

Phonics

Read Write Inc have lessons to help children learning to read at home during school closure, they are streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on our YouTube channel.

Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.

Speed Sounds Set 1 – for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST)
  • Set 1 Word Time 9.45 am
  • Set 1 Spelling 10.00 am

    I have added some letter formation worksheets and some cvc words.

Here are some activities that you may find helpful towards some of your child’s learning that link into areas such as cross curricular, maths, design and technology, science and computing.

Understanding of the world

Starters for STEM are 10 activities that parents can use at home to help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills. These activities are easy to resource and provide children with the stimulus to talk about the world around them. If you see a link, you can explore how to extend these activities, you will need to sign up, for free, to access these materials. Each link has some questioning followed by the answers.

 They have offered some resources you may like to follow weekly. Week 1 include activities such as, Garden/home treasure hunt, Whats in your home and Growing plants from the food you throw away. Plus many more. It is a great way of getting outdoors and also being able to use the free resources around you.

I hope you all have a great week. Look after each other and most of all remember to stay safe.
If you have any questions please email us on the email address above. Thank you parents and carers for your continued support during this time.

Miss Clark 🙂

Week Beginning 26-4-2020

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a great week in the lovely sunshine. I hope you got to spend some quality time with your family. This week i have set up some activities familiar to what other classes are doing. Don’t worry if you can’t download the worksheets, you can always just use plain paper, cardboard whatever you can use around your home. The worksheets are to give you an example of what you can do. If you have some work you would like to email me please feel free by sending it to our school email address. I would love to see what you have been doing and maybe upload them to our Facebook page and class blog.

School email – new.penshaw@inspiremultiacademytrust.co.uk

I can’t wait to see some fabulous work from you all!

Nursery you are

Literacy

Reading and Writing

This week you can read or watch the story The Gruffalo, below are some activities you can do daily with your child. I have added some themed paper if you wish to download them, don’t feel like you need to.

Monday – Character description of the Gruffalo. What words are used throughout the story to describe him? 

Tuesday – Gruffalo food menu. Throughout the story, the mouse talks about the Gruffalo’s ‘favourite foods’. Use these to make a menu for a Gruffalo themed cafe. 

Wednesday –  Think about what you would do if you met the Gruffalo. What would you say? Would you trick the Gruffalo like the mouse did? Write about it using the title ‘If I met the Gruffalo…’. 

Thursday – Create your own Gruffalo. Design your own fictional Gruffalo character with different features to the original. Draw/colour it and then label the main features. 

Friday – Identifying rhyming pairs in the story. Can you spot the rhyming words in the story? Write down or record any rhyming pairs you can find.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8sUPpPc8Ws

Maths

Number

This week when you are in your garden or out for your daily exercise. Why not look around and see if you can spot any wildlife. Look out for birds, butterflies and even rabbits. I have added a counting sheet what you can do. If you can’t download the worksheet, you could always record your work by photographs or drawings of what you seen.

Shape

This week for shape you can use this worksheet to colour in the shapes. As a challenge you can always find some 2d shapes around your home and make a picture using shapes or make a collage picture out of shapes. I would love to see some of this challenges. You can make any picture you like using 2d shapes 🙂

Phonics

Phase 1 phonics – Twinkl have a powerpoint you can download. You can listen to the sounds. They also have an audio pack you can download.

Children can also play along to this phase 1 listening game.

Phase 2 Phonics – Children can play along to ‘I Spy and Read’ game – children to find an object in the picture and then for them to read it out using their phonic knowledge.

Don’t forget Youtube have Read, Write Inc phonics for your children to watch and take part.

Extra…..extra!

Oak National Academy
A new online classroom has been created by teachers to support children learning at home. The website provides high quality resources, which are updated weekly, and link to many areas of the curriculum. If this is of interest take a look at https://www.thenational.academy/

Take care and stay safe Nursery. I miss you all and can’t wait to see you all again. Miss Clark xx

Week Beginning 20-4-2020

Hello Nursery Boys and Girls, I hope you have all had a egg – cellent Easter with your family and friends. I hope the Easter bunny was good to you all.

This week i have added some great worksheets you can do at home, some ideas for your parents/carers and some special challenges for you all.

I hope you all are keeping safe and looking after one another.

Literacy

Reading

Enjoy reading time in different places around your home. Make it fun and exciting. E.g. Read the story ‘Whatever Next’.  You can find props around your house that will make it fun and remberable for your child. You can use any story what your child most enjoys. (If you don’t have many books you can always excess stories via Youtube).

Remember whatever you do, take some photographs, i would love to see them when we are all back.

Writing

You can write about your favourite book, describe your favourite characters, you can challenge yourselves and write come cvc words on your picture e.g. dog, cat.

Some more examples for writing this week, you can explore writing on different textures you may have around your home, tin foil and old wallpaper. This will be great for name practising.  

I have added some worksheets to support your child’s letter formation, remember to continue using Read Write Inc Letter formation.

Here are some useful worksheets

Maths

Number

As we are expected lovely weather this, it would be great to see some outdoor learning.

-You can hang numbers in order on your washing line.
-Make your own hopscotch.
-Find as many objects in your garden and write down the quantity.

You may like the challenges i have added – you can download them and put them around your house, garden or even your street.

Also, as you may have seen on TV. NatWest bank have some online counting games, they are really good! I’ve played a few 🙂 The games are below

https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/students/students-5-8/coin-collect/

I know some of our children love to sing along to Number rhymes, Youtube have some great songs on for you and your child to sing along too. I have also added some counting worksheets you make like todo.

Shape

I have added some outdoor shape challenges you may like to do. You can get your adults to join in with you too.

If your have any chalk, you can get creative and draw some shapes in your outdoor area. You can make them into 2d people. You can add eyes, hair, nose etc. Don’t forget to take pictures. Here are some 2d shape sheets you can do with your adult.

Phonics

Phase 1 Phonics – I have added some listening games for you to download to do with your child.

Phase 2 Phonics – I have added some worksheets for your child to read out the word to match to the picture.

Every Thursday!
As you know the nation come together every Thursday night at 8pm. This is show support to our Key Workers. I have added some worksheets as you may want to colour them in. You may want to put them in your window at home.

Reminders:

Joe Wicks will be hosting PE lessons every morning from 9am.

David Walliams is reading different stories from 11am on his Facebook page.

Check back here regularly to see what new learning you could be doing. Don’t forget to take pictures of all the fabulous work you are all doing. I can’t wait to see it all.

But most of all, stay at home where possible and stay safe!

I miss you all.

Miss Clark 🙂

W/B 30-3-2020

Hello Nursery children and parent/carers

Here are some activities you can share at home with your children and make the most of the lovely weather we have. Hope everyone is keeping stay. Take Care everyone, Miss Clark 🙂 

Maths – Here are some fun activities you can share at home.

Find some natural resources in your back yard and create some numbers – challenge yourself. See if you can order them from 1-5 1-10 or 1-20.
Make your own number line using stones.

Literacy – Name writing and Phonics

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk – This is a really fun website to practise reading and blending sounds. There is a choice of games to play. Use the free login to join: 

Username: march20
Password: home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYAxX2WO9jk
This link will give you access to our daily phonics scheme.
Those children who are on phase 1 phonics – Here is a great listening game.
You could use rice, flour, sand, paint and many different ways to write your name.
Creative name writing.

PE

Daily PE sessions at 9am Monday-Friday with Joe Wicks.

Creative – If you haven’t already, you could make a rainbow and put it in your window.

You could make some fabulous paintings.

This week has been such an exciting week in Nursery! We started reading the story ‘The Flying Bath’. The children have been so interested in the book the children from Nursery made their own plane in our outdoor construction area!

This week in Forest School, we have been looking for natural resources to make our very own ‘Forest Art’. The children collected lots of different natural resources to make their own plane.