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 an afternoon nursery as our school expands.
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 homework 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.
Mrs Frampton and the nursery team
The children have been busy exploring all areas of learning both inside the nursery and in the outdoor garden area.
Our theme for this half term has been 'We are family'. We have been talking about and drawing who is in our family and comparing what we could do as a baby and what we can do now. We have collaged pictures of our faces and learnt all about our 5 senses. In maths we have been practising counting from 1-10 by item using objects and rhymes. We have also been sorting by colour and making repeated patterns.
Our topic this term is Let's Celebrate. We started by focusing on birthdays. Our role play area is a birthday party and the children have had lots of fun writing invitations, making birthday cards and having tea parties with their friends. They have also talked about what they wanted to do for their birthdays and write lists of party foods they would like to have.
Next we looked at fireworks day. After watching a short video of what fireworks looked like we talked about how to keep safe when watching fireworks and what to do to keep safe if we were using sparklers. The children then made their own firework pictures using glue and glitter. We then moved outside to pretend to move like different fireworks. The children crouched down and pretended to be rockets shooting into the air, Catherine wheels going round and round, then pretending they had a sparkler in their hand and holding it out made patterns in the air.
Week beginning 16th November was World Nursery Rhyme Week. To celebrate this the children learnt a new nursery rhyme each day and their mathematics and outdoor learning was linked to the nursery rhyme that day.
Our rhymes and activities included:-
Wheels on the Bus - we pretended to be bus drivers going on a journey with our friends and even drawing our own maps.
Hickory Dickory Dock - we made grandfather clocks outside using a selection of wooden planks and logs and then added a clock face
5 Speckled Frogs - we used our tuff spot to create a pond with frogs in.
Old MacDonald had a farm - we built enclosures for the farm animals
Miss Polly had a Dolly - We learnt how to look after the babies.
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.