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We hope you are all receiving our activities daily and are enjoying completing them. Thank you to all parents who have sent us photos/videos/work in via email as we are printing them off and putting them as evidence in the children's learning journals. We are really enjoying seeing all the children complete the activities so please keep the photos/videos coming. Here are some examples of some activities we sent out last week.
One activity was to match patterned socks and talk about the patterns. Both Toby and Harper managed this activity with no problems as did many other children.
Another activity was to be able to recognise your name and names of people in your family. Luna made up her own game after recognising all of the names in her family. We also asked you to share a book everyday and let us know your favourite. This is Freddie's!
Self help skills are also very important so we challenged you to get yourselves ready and help do some jobs around the house. This was a very popular activity by many. Here is Amelia getting herself ready for her daily exercise! Yoga was our final session on Friday and many of you sent in pictures to show how much you enjoyed it. Here is Connie working really hard to match the screen.
Well done to all for working so hard, please keep it up, we love to see what you are all getting up to during these difficult times. If you are having any problems with the activities or want any more information/ideas please get in touch via email- firstname.lastname@example.org
This week in nursery we have had some treats for working hard this term. First, we had a movie session. All of the children were presented with a ticket to go to the movie just like when you go the cinema. We also had the luxury of having a biscuit made by the school kitchen with some hot chocolate…… delicious! Morning children watched stick man and afternoon children watched the Gruffalo. Everyone sat very well and they really enjoyed it! Next, we had a games day. The children enjoyed dancing to Christmas songs and playing some games with Lycra.
We also had the task of designing Christmas jumpers for Santa's elves as theirs are getting a bit small now. The children did a great job with this task- It will be a very hard decision for the elves to choose as so many children did a brilliant job!
Our little rays of sunshine for this week are Thea Cavagin for her wonderful manners. She always remembers to say please and thank you. You have impressed us all this week Thea and I even think Santa will be impressed with you too! Noah Agar as he has done some excellent maths during group time and tried to do super singing when practising for our Christmas songs. Toby Wallace for being really kind to other friends in Nursery. Theo Graydon as he has thoroughly enjoyed our lycra sessions. He beamed while singing the lycra songs and laughed as we made the elf bounce up and down. He listened carefully and followed all of the rules. Finally, Lucas Norman for being a helpful friend. He has been helping the younger children find their name cards then showing them how to peg their names on the washing line and put their coats on their pegs. Well done to everyone, what superstars!
We have also been videoing our Christmas songs for you to watch. The video will go live on our website on Thursday 17th December after lunch so keep a look out for it!
This week in Nursery the Christmas festivities have begun. A Christmas tree arrived so we knew we had to make decorations to put on the tree so it looked pretty. On Monday we also got a special delivery from one of Santa's elves and inside the parcel was a decoration for everyone. The decoration was the children dressed as Elves, they absolutely loved this special delivery. We have also made some of our own decorations to go on. The children have also enjoyed all of the Christmas crafts in Nursery. In PE we also did some elf training which thankfully all of the children have passed and received a certificate for.
We have also been matching number to quantity using a Christmas theme. As it is December we also have an advent calendar in our groups and at the end of each day the helper finds the number and opens the present to reveal a new book for story time. We love stories and these Christmas ones are so special!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Amelia Pieczynska for trying very hard with everything we have asked her to do this week. She has also particularly enjoyed singing our Christmas songs and doing the actions. Zara Godfrey as it is great to see Zara having lots of fun exploring our Christmas crafts this week. She is also remembering to follow some rules at Nursery by putting an apron on when needed. Olivia Bell as when she was looking for her name card she was able to recognise and read all of her friend's name cards too. Archie Clarey as he always comes to nursery with a smile. He is starting to becoming more independent in Nursery and can now put his own coat on with little support. He is also trying hard to join in with our Christmas songs. Finally, Luna Hall as she did a great job counting the spots and putting the corresponding number of decorations on the tree. Well done to you all, what superstars!
Just a little reminder it is Christmas Jumper day on Friday 11th December so the children can come to Nursery wearing their festive jumpers.
This week was our final week in Space. In maths we looked at size and ordered some of the planets according to their size. We also sang 5 little men in a flying saucer and had to count how many men we had left after one flew away. In Literacy we read some space stories and talked about the structure of the story and the jobs of an Author and illustrator. Eva was able to tell us “the author writes the story” and the children were able to point out the title and the blurb on a book. We then looked at identifying the beginning, middle and end of the story they had been reading using picture clues.
We have also been learning some facts about the different planets and the children blew us away with what they had recalled. Many were able to tell us' Jupiter was the biggest planet',' Mars is red', 'Saturn has a ring around it' and 'Earth is where we live'- wow! We also looked at the difference between Earth and space and the children had to sort pictures. The children have really enjoyed this topic and we feel they have learnt so much. Well done everybody!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Carter Howe as he did an amazing job ordering the planets according to their size. Aurora Young as she always arrives at Nursery with a smile and she impressed Miss Manifold with her amazing drawing of mam. Hallie Green for her enthusiasm for learning all about Space. Hallie has blown Mrs Blackett away with her knowledge about the planets and key facts about Space. Toby Wallace for trying very hard when are practising our songs. Finally Lucas French for beginning to follow simple rules and routines in Nursery. Well done to you all, what superstars!
This week we have continued with space in Nursery as the children are loving it! We have had lots of discussions about astronauts and what their roles are. The children came up with some great answers such as “they fix spaceships, go to space in a rocket and look for planets”. The children have had some astronaut training to see if they would qualify to become an astronaut and luckily, they all passed! The children then had to write their own name on their certificates as a keep sake from astronaut school! Evie even said when she grows up she wants to be an astronaut! In Miss Manifold's groups the children also designed their own group planet thinking about what they would like to include. They used many different resources to make a wonderful planet that they all wanted to live on!
In maths we have looked at patterns this week and after reading the story 'Aliens love Underpants' the children had to make their own pair of patterned underpants. We had some wonderful patterns for the aliens to choose from. In Miss Gill's group they also looked at representing numbers.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Grace Tanner for designing an amazing pair of underpants. Grace told Mrs Blackett “I'm making a dotty pattern”. They certainly were dotty Grace but we loved them! Theo Graydon as he has had a great week and is trying his best to concentrate during group time. This week he used his imagination when creating a planet. He used lots of materials to create his own house, tree, river and island. Brutus Atkinson as he has impressed Miss Manifold while playing the 'pattern machine game'. He looked at the patterned pants and was able to describe them e.g. star ones, spot ones and stripy ones. Olly McHugh for coming to Nursery much happier and exploring confidently whilst here. Finally, Noah Agar for trying very hard in our Maths activity this week. He impressed Miss Gill very much when representing numbers. Well done to you all, what superstars!