The end of November was an exciting time for Early Years as we had a delivery of our new outside equipment. The children were very excited to go outside and explore the new resources.
We have also been talking about how we celebrate our birthdays and the role play area has been set up as a celebration area. The children have enjoyed pretending to make cakes and set up parties for their friends.
Week beginning 15th November was World Nursery Rhyme week. The rhymes we were focusing on this week were
Down in the jungle
Incy Wincey Spider
Wind the bobbin up
Head shoulders knees and toes
As well as learning the new rhymes each day using actions, all of our activities related to the rhyme of the day. The children had great fun and couldn't wait to come in each day to find out what rhyme we would be learning next!
The week ended with us also supporting the event Children in Need. Children were able to dress in sparkly clothes to raise money for the charity. Over £240 was raised in total by the school.
On 11th November the children learnt about the importance of Remembrance Day. They each made a poppy then assembled them to make a poppy wreath. At 11 o'clock we all came together on the carpet and joined the whole school in 2 minutes silence.
On 5th November we looked at fireworks day. After watching a short powerpoint about fireworks we talked about how to keep safe when watching fireworks and if we were using sparklers. The children then made their own firework pictures using glue and glitter. We then pretended to be different fireworks and moved in different ways and at different speeds.
Our theme for autumn 2 is 'Let's celebrate' where we are looking at different celebrations throughout the world. We started by looking at the festival of light 'Diwali'. We learnt how this festival is celebrated and made our own diva lamps using clay, rangoli patterns using different colour rices and lentals and drew our own mehndi hand patterns. We also used coloured scarves to dance to some traditional music/
Next we spent time looking talking about Autumn and looking at the changes in our nursery environment. Our talk for write story was 'We're going on a bear hunt' The children did very well in re-telling the story using actions as well as word and we also went on our very own bear hunt.
Our theme this half term has been 'We are family'. We have been talking and drawing about who is in our family. We began by collaging our faces and learning all about our 5 sences. In maths we have been sorting items to different criteria and looking at different patterns as well as making our own. For our homework we created models of our homes.
On 21st October we looked at Black History Day. We shared the book 'Dream big little leaders' by Vashti Harrison and talked about what we would like to be when we are older. The children also made pattern necklaces, drums, shakers and danced to some African music.
It has been a great start to the school year and all of the children are beginning to settle into nursery. A special welcome to all of our new parents and families, we look forward to getting to know you all at this exciting transition in your child's life. We are especially excited to be able to now offer 30 hours sessions.
The children have been busy exploring all areas of learning both inside the classroom and in the outside Early Years garden. They have already been making friends and very shortly we will be uploading photos to show some of the activities the children have been engaged in
Your child will come home with a new book each week for them to talk to you about the pictures and begin to make up stories using the pictures. The school expectation is that they will share their book with you at least three times a week, which can be recorded in their journal.
They will be set home activities each Friday which we would like completed and returned by the following Wednesday.
We are looking forward to sharing your child's learning with you by using the on-line Learning Journey Tapestry to record children's progress. It is a great way for you to see what your child has been doing at school and for us to see what they are learning at home too.
We look forward to working with you on this exciting year ahead. If you have any questions we are always available to talk to you.
Mrs Frampton, Mrs Miles and Miss Smith
Dear Parents, Carers of Elm Class,
Firstly, I would like to say thank you for your support and visiting this page. As a school we are committed to supporting you all through this current situation and will do our very best for you all.
The page will be refreshed as often as possible to provide you with purposeful learning opportunities and practical advice to keep you all busy for the foreseeable future.
I have provided a link so you can email me with questions, ideas and support if you feel you need to. This will be responded to during school hours and links to learning sites will added frequently.
Thank you and keep well.
Mrs Frampton and the Nursery Team
If you need support, have questions or have an idea then please contact me. I will do my utmost to help you during school hours.
Things you could do everyday
Discovery Education – https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk (Login – username – student12535 password – coding)
BBC Bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary
Pobble 365 – http://www.pobble365.com
TT Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com (Children have their own log ins)
Prodigy – https://www.prodigygame.com
Activity Village – https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/
ICT games - https://www.ictgames.com
TopMarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk
Reading Realm - https://thereadingrealm.co.uk
Epic! - https://www.getepic.com
Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Oxford Owl - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Hungry Little Minds - https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk (EYFS)
Maths: Primary Stars for Years 1 and 2 - https://primarystarseducation.co.uk
Khan Academy - https://www.khanacademy.org
My Mini Maths - https://myminimaths.co.uk
Maths with Parents - https://www.mathswithparents.com
Maths Frame - https://mathsframe.co.uk
Think you Know https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Be Internet Legends https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/interland
Lego Digital Designer https://www.lego.com/en-us/ldd
The programs are fully accessible on smart phones, tablets, androids, laptops and desk tops. If you do not have access to any form of internet, please contact the school and hardcopies of work will be arranged, where possible.