Today we will talk about Winter .
We will look at trees in Winter
Why don’t you look at the trees outside ?
Can you see they have lost their leaves . They are bare ! In the morning they might have some frost on them . It is beautiful when the frost glistens in the sunshine !
Please look at
The Oak Academy lesson for EYFS ideas on Winter
Hot and Cold Colours
Painting winter trees
If you google oak academy some suggestions could come up !
We will share One Winter’s Day
Can you make a bird feeder ?
You can mix seeds with lard and spread onto pine cones !
In nursery we are making bird food mixing old cake and seeds with lard .
The ground is often hard in Winter and the birds find it hard to find their food .
We will hang our bird food outside .
Can you find twigs and turn them into a Winter tree by adding white paint , silver glitter or cotton wool ?
For phonics work take a look at phase one phonics play games on the website . The log in is Attached .
Why don’t you listen to the weather sounds ? Click on the link below .
Join in with the oral blending song
Take a look at espresso for activities about Winter
The code is attached
Sing Let it Go
Use the karaoke version
Can you follow the text left to right with your family ?
(Developing early reading skills )
Please click on this link which will take you to some listening opportunities.
Such audio opportunities enable your children to tune into sounds
Below is a link to a variety of videos to identify different sounds and promote listening skills.
More Red Riding Hood Activities
week beginning 11 th January
Count to ten song
Red Riding Hood Songs
Here is a fun red riding hood song
Can you join in ?
Play the song again !
Can you count in time to the music up to 20 ?
Here are some other links to songs from Red Riding Hood which you might like to share
We are going to make play dough biscuits and count them with one to one correspondence.
We are also going to decorate our biscuits !
We will also sing :
Looking in my basket
What can I see
I can see some ......
Count them with me
( See previous video on Red Riding Hood )
We will count different sets extending to 10
Yesterday it was the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Please watch this lovely clip which is a short liturgy from the Gospel .
Can you find photos of your child’s baptism?
Look at the clips of Jesus being baptised in the River Jordan
God calls you by your name
You are precious to him
You have called us by our name song
When you were baptised the priest said your name and baptised you !
In the name of the Father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit
Can you pretend to baptise your dolls or teddies ?
Your name is special
Can you write your name ?
Perhaps your grown up could use the letter formation jingles to write your name with you and you can decorate it ?
Please see attached examples of formation rhymes .
Maybe you could form your name with chalk , in sand , with paint or felt tips ?
Can you make a name bracelet ?
4th January 2021 Remote learning ideas
Happy New Year to you in these difficult times.
Sorry that the new year has started with remote learning but hopefully this will be for a short time .
In the meantime we ask that you please look regularly at Tapestry for ideas for your child’s learning .
There will often be links to click on for stories , songs etc .
We will provide ideas for you to take your child’s learning forward .
We will of course miss our beautiful class and look forward to a time in the near future where we can come together again . That really will be a celebration!
Look after your beautiful families and God bless
With all our love
The Nursery Team
Here is another version of the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
Can you compare it to versions from earlier in the week? Can your child spot any differences?
After sharing the story, you could use blocks or junk box modelling to make Little Red Riding Hood's house, Granny's house, and the forest. Use small world play figures to re-tell the story together.
The Feast of The Epiphany
The Three Kings
Today is the feast of The Epiphany
It celebrates the arrival of the Three Kings at the stable
They come to see Jesus the infant King
Watch this beautiful sand art clip of the story of The Nativity
The Three Kings followed the star can you sing the Christmas star song ?
They bring him special gifts
What gifts would you bring to a new baby ?
At home can you decorate and make a crown to celebrate this special feast day ?
Red Riding Hood
Can you count presents and gifts for Grandma !
She isn’t well !
Put them into the basket .
Get your child to find things to put in a basket for grandma and count how many as you place them in the basket .
Can you use your finger to count the wolves , grandmas and red riding hoods on the activity sheet ?
Throw a dice and play the steps to Grandma’s house game . Count the dots on the dice then count that many steps !
Can you play the game
What’s the time Mr Wolf with your family ? Can you count the steps to match the time !!!?
Watch out for DINNER TIME !!
Can you count the biscuits and flowers from the basket ? ( see sheet )
Watch some of this clip of Red Riding Hood Ballet
CBeebies Presents, Ballets: Little Red Riding Hood: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000h479 via @bbciplayer
Watch the story of Red Riding Hood
This week we will be sharing various versions of Red Riding Hood
Please click on the link above to find a lovely clip of the story with suggested activities for your children to do at home too .
We will also share the story of Melody and Red Riding Hood using the music as a movement piece
Red Riding Hood was taking a basket of goodies and flowers for grandma as she wasn’t well !
Can you make a card for grandma ?
Can you paint some flowers for grandma ?
Can you decorate or bake biscuits for grandma ?
This week we have been talking about how special we are and how much God loves us .
We know a special song
You have called us by our name
Listen to the song
Say thank you to God for making you !
We have shared Guess how much I love you.
We have sang If a were a butterfly
Why don’t you listen to it here
Can your child decorate their name ?
They may wish to add Autumn leaves to their name !
Father you are with me
You call me by my name
I am precious in your eyes and you love me
Thank you Father
Please say this prayer with your child .
Talk about why you chose their name !
Does their name have a special meaning ?
I have called you by your name you belong to me !
We are all known to God by our name
“You know me Lord so very well “
Our nursery day is always filled with lots of joy. Every day is different just as every child is different. We have such fun as a staff and really enjoy the company of our nursery children. They always make each day unique ! We are proud to work as a team with the Reception staff and children too.
We do have some special routines which we follow in nursery.
Usually on arrival the children self- register.
They find their name and hang it on the tree. They can then go off and explore the nursery environment. They can see if there are any enhancements which they may like to visit later or they may just have a play with a familiar area of learning in the continuous provision.
We then shake the tambourine and have a special song which tells the children to come on the carpet. At this point we say our prayers and choose a child as prayer leader. We give out jobs for the day such as prayer leader, line leader, chief tidier, tambourine shaker and snack helper. We often sing a weather song and choose a child as a weather reporter. We sing a special hello song for the register.
We may then share a story, incorporate some Write dance moves to develop our gross motor skills.
We then go to activities where the children access areas of continuous provision both indoor and outdoor.
At the end of this session we have our tidy up song which at the moment is from Enchanted. It is called A Happy Working Song. We come on to the carpet and enjoy a dough disco session to develop our fine motor skills.
Go, go, go to the dough disco.
We then wash our hands and have our special snack time in a circle. This gives us the opportunity to chat with friends and share news/stories. Staff often share stories from home too. Mrs Dawson sometimes shares stories about her cheeky Springer Spaniels Charlie and Buzz. It is good for the children to hear staff talking and modelling language.
We then have a short session of physical play and the children often can see their siblings playing out and say hello.
We then have a very short session on the carpet where we may sing number songs and again we then go to choosing.
At the end of the morning the full time children get ready for lunchtime.
The part time children enjoy a fun phonics session singing songs and playing games to develop their awareness of letters and sounds from phase one. Then the part time children are picked up at 12.00.
After lunch the full timers usually enjoy their special phonics session. During the week we incorporate our Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design into our continuous provision or as a special focus.
We have special sessions during morning sessions where we focus on our Religious Education Programme which is called Come and See. We also have collective worship each day . The children share prayers and songs together either in class or in assemblies.
We usually have a big session outside at the end of the day where we are responsible for helping to put all the outdoor equipment away.
We then come inside for some circle time games, stories and songs.
At home-time we collect our bags and coats. We are encouraged to put them on ourselves. We then get any picture or notes from our tray.
We are often quite tired at the end of the day because nursery is so busy and active.
We say our special end of the day prayer and our going home song.
In our nursery we are very lucky to have two teachers working with us.
Mrs Dawson works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Mrs Britner works with us on Thursdays and Fridays.
Miss Goddard is our teaching assistant and she works with nursery all week.
Miss Waldron covers PPA sessions for both teachers.
Day 2 Ideas for activities
Share Noisy Farm by Rod Campbell
This can be easily found by searching World Book Day Noisy Farm
Then play Little Red Tractor
Search on You Tube Curly Cath Little Red Tractor Song
Pretend to be the Red Tractor
Collect items in your house such as soft toy farm animals or food items with some help from your family
Sort items into categories
Combine sets eg cereal boxes and tins
How many altogether ?
Go on espresso again
Find foundation stage section Maths and do some of the counting activities on there.
Be the Red Tractor outside gardening or doing physical exercise in your garden !!!!
Can you draw the red tractor with chalks or paint ?
Upload your photos to tapestry
Keep in touch
This is an excellent resource for your child's learning. Please go onto the section which says F this stands for Foundation Stage. The children know lots of the resources such as Rat a Tat tat on the Communication and Language section. These contain fun stories and video clips. There are so many wonderful materials that you can use here and follow your child's interests. If you want Spring resources type this in and find the Foundation Stage materials. However if your child is motivated by different themes or topics use the search engine on espresso to find more.
Log onto :
DAY ONE SUGGESTIONS FOR ACTIVITIES
You don't have to do this
These are only some suggestions .
Welcome to our first on line session ,
I thought as it was the first day of Spring at the weekend it would be nice to share some clips and stories.
If we use espresso on line learning
Then click on the discovery education icon
Then click on foundation page
Then click on Sing and Pretend Arts
Then click on farm songs
Share the farm song
Do the actions together
Make your actions big- move around the room
Watch the clips clips about baby animals
Sing old Macdonald together.
Can you draw a pig
Model to your child … Look at my example on tapestry with the video.
Can they write their name with the picture ?
Miniature farm play
Cutting out animal shapes ( in pack ) Playing in the Spring Garden !
Share the story Oh Dear at the end
You can find this on You Tube
Search You tube World book day Oh Dear.
Why don't you make some crispy chocolate nests and count the eggs out too. Lots of science here and maths too. Upload any photos to tapestry.
Letters and Sounds
'twinkl' app with lots of letter and sounds games - http://www.twinkl.co.uk/page/twinkl-apps
Letters and sounds songs we sing to help your child remember the sound -
Initial Sounds - http://www.starfall.com/n/level-k/index/load.htm?f
Blending and Segmenting - http://more2.starfall.com/m/word-machines/short-a/load.htm?d=demo&n=main&y=1&&