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The children in Nursery are taught by Mrs Pinchi and are supported by Miss Ward. We hope that you will visit this page often and find it useful in keeping up to date with your child's learning experiences.

 

Mrs Pinchi and Miss Ward

 

 

 

 

Below is a guide to what we will be learning in Nursery this week. If your child does not attend Nursery please use this as a guide to support their learning. There are also recommended websites on the Covid Support and Arrangements Page. As the week goes on I will add photos of the children engaged in the activities below. 
This week as part of our Personal, Social and Emotional Development, the children will be reading the book Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett (variations of this story can be found on YouTube). It will provide discussion about making friends with others who may be different from ourselves. In RE we will be continuing our theme of Celebration and looking at the story of Mary and Joseph taking Jesus to the temple, to thank God for their baby boy. 

 

Our RE Lesson

Building a Temple

In phase 1 phonics, Nursery 1 children will develop their listening skills by replicating a beat, using musical instruments. You can do this at home by clapping or using pots and pans. In phase 2 phonics, Nursery 2 will be learning to hear and recognise the letter 's'.

Phase 1 Phonics

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The children were able to copy and keep a beat.
For maths this week we will be learning to identify and know the properties of a rectangle. The children will learn that a rectangle has four straight sides of which two are long and two are short and that it has four vertices. The children will compare it to other shapes and go on a shape hunt looking for rectangles. The children will continue to count objects and match quantities to numbers. 

Rectangles

In our farm topic the children will learn that young cows are called calves, sheep are lambs and horses are foals etc., The children will use collage and paint to create a picture of a farm animal. The children will also draw a farm animal looking closely at the features and shape. The children will learn to hold their pencil correctly and practise forming some initial letters from animal names.  
This week the children will continue to think about the celebrations that have taken place over the past few weeks with Diwali and Christmas. As part of our RE lessons the children will start to identify items that relate to celebrations such as decorations, special clothes and food etc., 
We will start to read our topic book 'Farmer Duck' by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxbury and we will look at all the jobs the animals have on a farm. The children will learn that the sheep give us wool, the cows milk and the chickens eggs. 

Life on the farm

The children will begin to learn how to mix paint to make new colours. We will mix red and white to make different shades of pink, to paint the pigs on the farm. 
For Personal, Social and Emotional Development we will discuss the people who help us in our community. We will talk about the doctors, nurses, fire fighters and police and the important role they play in keeping us safe. We will link this to our farm topic and also talk about the role of the farmer in providing food. 
In phonics Nursery 1 will continue to practise their listening skills by playing Mrs Pinchi's box. The children will have to listen carefully to the sounds inside the box and guess what they are. Nursery 2 will learn to recognise the sound 'a' and will practise hearing sounds in words. The children use Read Write Inc and these lessons can be found at https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/ 

RWI Phonics

Mrs Pinchi’s Box

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The children are playing Mrs Pinchi’s Box and have to use their listening skills to recognise the sounds inside my box.

Listen carefully

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The children were able to hear the sound of the teapot lid

Phase 1 Phonics

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The children were able to guess other items too.
In maths the children will be learning to recognise and know the properties of a square. We will learn that squares have four straight sides and four vertices (corners). We will compare squares to circles and discuss the differences. We will go on a shape hunt and note what objects are square and circles. We will also be matching numbers to quantities, using numbers from one to five. 

A shape hunt

We found square objects around Nursery and we counted the straight sides and the vertices.

Comparing squares and circles

The children have settled back into Nursery well this week. If your child is unable to attend Nursery then please look at this page regularly to access the curriculum at home.
The children have been discussing ways in which we celebrated Christmas. This links nicely to our new RE topic 'Celebration.' Talk to your children about reasons to celebrate and what we do to prepare for a celebration. The children in Nursery have been planning a return to Nursery Party and have been busy making lists and party planners. Please see https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/type/festivals-celebrations#filter

Back to Nursery Party

Our new topic for this half term will be based around the book Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury. This text will help the children gain experience of other environments that may be different than their own. You can hear different variations of this story on YouTube.

Farmer Duck

This week we are learning the names of the different farm animals and where they live on the farm. The pigs live in the mud, the cows and the sheep in the fields and the ducks on the pond. 

In phonics this week Nursery 1 are playing a fun game called 'Mrs Pinchi's Box.' Inside my box are a number of familiar objects that make sounds that the children should be able to recognise, such as rustling paper, snipping scissors, wooden blocks knocking together etc., The children have to  use their listening skills to guess what objects are in the box. 

Nursery 2 are learning the sound 'm' please see www.ruthmiskin.com or YouTube for Read Write Inc home learning. 

Phase 2 Phonics

Phase 1 Phonics

Last half term in maths the children were learning to recognise numbers from 1 to 5 and knew that five objects represented the number 5. In maths this week the children are learning to recognise and know the properties of a circle. The children are learning that a circle is curved and round and this helps it to roll. The children have been looking for circles in the environment. We will also continue to look out for numbers from 1 to 5 and objects that represent these numbers. 

Exploring Circles

Look who drove by school today!πŸŽ…

Making Reindeer Food 🦌

The Nativity

The Christmas Story

Today Nursery 2 have been singing Christmas songs. There will be a video added to the website over the next week, please look out for this. We thought we would take the opportunity to photograph the children in their Christmas jumpers, listening to Santa’s message. The children had a wonderful day and their singing was fantastic! Well done everyone! πŸŽ…πŸŽ„

A message from Santa πŸŽ…πŸŽ„

The Elf on the shelf

Owl Babies

The children have been reading the story of The Owl Babies and have been finding out all about owls. Most are nocturnal and hunt for food at night. We found out that there are different types of owls and they have different habitats. The owls in our story live in a hole in a tree with their owl mother. The children made a lovely display for the wall with paintings of the owls. They also collected leaves to add to their picture for the tree. πŸ‚ πŸ¦‰ 🍁

Physical Development

The children have been developing their gross motor skills and finding different ways to move.

Friendships

Water play

Water play is so important in developing the children’s motor skills. It also supports children’s understanding of capacity as they begin to understand the concept of full and empty. 
Autumn πŸ‚ 🍁 

The children noticed all the leaves that were now on the floor in the garden and asked where the leaves had come from. We looked at the trees around school and could see that the leaves had blown form the trees. The children enjoyed collecting the leaves and talking about the colours, shapes and sizes. We also used the leaves in our maths activities; sorting, counting and making patterns. 

A Leaf Hunt 🍁 πŸ‚ πŸƒ

Making Leaf Prints

Leaf Crowns

Learning about Judaism

Making Music

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The children have been learning to play the musical instruments.
The children have been learning all about being Baptised and how our name is very special. 

Rumble in the Jungle

The children have been learning about different environments, comparing home and school. Now we are looking at environments far and wide, including ‘forests and jungles.’ We are learning about the types of animals that live in a jungle and what their habitats might be like. The children have been reading the book Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreas. This book has lots of large bright illustrations to help us paint our own animal pictures. It also has lots of rhyming words which are fun to learn and say!

Making Jungle Animals

We made a giraffe πŸ¦’ out of everyday materials.

First we covered a milk carton with glue.

Next we stuck on yellow paper.

Then we added a tube for a neck.

After we added a small box for a head.

We finished by painting the markings on the body.

Making a Crocodile 🐊

We chose a long box.

Then we covered it with green paper and paint.

After we added paper teeth and eyes πŸ‘€ 

We are building a Lego jungle and painting jungle animals πŸŒ±πŸ¦“πŸŒΏπŸ…
We like to look for jungle animals in our books. I like to draw my favourite animal...a giraffe πŸ¦’ 

What’s outside?

Exploring our environment

Making Play-dough

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The children have been making their own play-dough
First you need two scoops of flour

Next

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Add water

Then

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Mix the flour and water

Then

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Add food colouring.

After

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Roll out the dough and cut into shapes.

Outdoor movement

Developing our fine and gross motor skills

Thank you so much for emailing in your beautiful family photos. I will be looking at them with the children next week and then adding them to our class display. If you have not sent in any photos yet, there is still time. The children love to talk about  their families and share their experiences. 

 

Making friends

Self-portraits

We love our books!

Tea Time

The Fairy Garden πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

In the den

Building Our School

Mark Making

Collective Worship

We have been making friends

Nursery Rhymes

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We enjoy singing songs! 🎢🎡
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