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Good morning Nursery!

 

Welcome to our last week of the year! I can’t believe we have come to the end of Nursery already.

I am sad that I haven’t been able to spend the last few months in your company, I have missed you all very much.

I hope you have enjoyed learning from home though.

You have made me very proud with all the hard work you have done and a big thank you goes to your parents for all the time they have spent with you and all the help you have had with your work!

 

Well done to you all!

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I can’t wait to see you in September on the way to Reception.

Give me a big wave as you go past my new classroom door! (I am moving to Year 4 next year!!)

 

crying For those that are not coming back to James Brindley, I wish you the best of luck in your new school!yes 

I know that your new teachers are going to be so impressed by you!

We will miss you so much, feel free to pop by and say hello laugh

 

Well, let’s get started on our last week of online learning.

 

Daily Challenge – Monday 13th July

 

We are going to finish off our Under the Sea topic this week with a final book;

 

Barry the Fish with Fingers

 

 

 

 

Can you start off by watching the video of the story

(or read it at home if you have a copy already).

 

 

 

Once you have watched the video talk about the story with an adult.

Answer some of the questions below;

 

  1. What makes Barry different from the other fish?
  2. What could he do with his fingers?
  3. Can you think of anything else he could do with his fingers?
  4. What was Puffy’s trick?
  5. How did Puffy feel when Barry arrived?
  6. How could Puffy cheer himself up?
  7. What could Puffy’s friends have done cheer him up?
  8. How did Puffy feel at the end?

 

Then, I would like you design your own fish or sea creature, with a part of another animal.

e.g. a shark with an elephant’s trunk, a turtle with a long giraffe neck, an octopus with a lion’s mane.

You can make it as silly as you like!

If you want to, you can draw it on purple mash and describe it to me, or upload the photo of your picture.

I can’t wait to see these weird and wonderful creatures!!

 

Have a fantastic day everyone!

 

 

 

Daily Challenge – Tuesday 14th July

 

Hi Nursery! I hope you all had fun designing your creatures yesterday!

I have seen some amazing creations so far!

If you haven’t sent me a picture of them yet, I would love to see them smiley

 

Today I would like you to do some Under the Sea maths.

Below is a picture filled with lots of different sea creatures.

First of all, I would like to you count how many of each creature you can see.

 

Record it in your workbook or on a lined piece of paper:

Octopus ____

Fish ____

Starfish ____

Turtle ____

Crab ____

Seahorse ____

Jellyfish ____

Dolphin ____

Shark ____

 

 

 

Once you have counted them all, use the numbers to complete the number sentences below and work out the answers.

 

 

Well done!

 

Have a lovely day today!

Don’t forget to finish off any of the pick and mix activities if you haven’t already finished it.

 

 

 

Daily Challenge – Wednesday 15th July

 

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all having a great week so far.

We’re half way through our week again!

 

Today, I would like you to think a little bit more about the story.

If you like, you can watch the video again, or read the story at home.

 

We’re going to focus on Puffy the Puffer fish this morning. I want you to think about the bubbles that he blows.

Imagine you met someone who didn’t know what a bubble was, could you describe a bubble to them?

Write some words in your workbook to describe a bubble.

 

 

 

 

Next, I would like you to think about yourselves.

Puffy has a talent for blowing bubbles; he is really good at it and probably practised a lot!

Have you got a talent? Something you are really good at? Something you have or do practise all of the time?

 

Can you tell me about it?

 

I am really good at…

I practise…

I would like to be able to…

 

If you cannot think of a talent you have already, can you write about one you would like to have?

 

I would love to be able to…

I would practise…

It would be great to…

 

Feel free to share your answers with me on Purple Mash!

I bet you’re all very talented!

I can’t wait to hear about your skills cool

 

Have a fab day Nursery!

 

 

Daily Challenge – Thursday 16th July

 

Good morning Nursery!

We are nearly at the end of the week! You have been working very hard so far!

Well done everyone wink

 

Today, I would like you to use your repeating patterns again.

I would like you to design a new scarf for Puffy, to cheer him up!

 

You can copy the patterns below and carry them on, then create your own patterns.

You can make them with blocks or use colours, paints, playdough, or beads.

 

 

 

Have an amazing day today 

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Daily Challenge – Friday 17th July

 

Well, here we are. The last day of Nursery!!

I really wish we could be in school today, playing with toys and spending our last day together.

I really hope you have enjoyed your online learning and made the most of your extra time at home.

 

For our last challenge I would like you to get creative.

I would like you to make some paper chain fish!

I have put some ideas below to help you.

You can use any size/shape fish and then you can draw on them and colour them in.

Don't forget to share some pictures with me!

 

      

 

  

 

I have also added a picture below if you would like a game of i-spy

 

I spy with my little eye something that is yellow.

 

 

 

And that is the end of our school year! surprise

 

 

 

Thank you so much for all of your hard work over the last few months.

I loved being your class teacher in Nursery and I know you will all be amazing next year!

 

Don’t forget to say ‘Hi’ when you pass me by cheeky

Have a well deserved rest over the summer and take care of each other!

 

Love Mrs Holt xxx

 

On behalf of all of the Nursery staff...

 

 

Good Morning Nursery!

 

We are back with another week of home learning.

Before we get into our Daily Challenges I would like to welcome you to Virtual Sports Week!

 

I hope you all got the information last week, from Mrs Sharrock. If not, here is a link to the page on the school website:

https://www.jamesbrindleyprimary.com/virtual-sports-week-2020/

 

Please try and complete all of the activities this week to earn points for your house! Don’t worry if you don’t know what house colour you are, I have a list! If you would like to know, I am more than happy to share that with you.

 

In order to upload your scores, you will need to use minimash. You can add a photograph using the ‘How to Guide’ below, or open a ‘2create a story’ and write the scores on the blank page. Either way is fine!

I hope you enjoy the week and try your best!

I am looking forward to seeing your results laugh

Go Team Nursery!

 

Moving to Reception

I have added a tray on our Minimash page for Mrs Simmons.

You can use this tray to save pictures and messages for Mrs Simmons to see.

Don’t forget to add your name to the message or the file name.

She cannot wait to hear from you.

I have told her you are all amazing!!

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 Daily Challenge - Monday 6th July

 

I hope you enjoyed your work on The Rainbow Fish and some of the different activities last week.

I have seen some fabulous Under the Sea pictures on minimash and your fantastic work too! Well done everyone.

 

This week we are going to look at another story;

 

"Tiddler,

The story telling fish"

 

 

 

 

Today I would like you to start off the week by listening to the story (click the picture below)

or read it with an adult if you have the book at home.

 

 

 

 

After you have watched the video, or read the story, I would like you to answer the questions underneath.

You can tell an adult your answers, or you can have a go at writing them. Watch the video again if you cannot remember the answers.

 

  1. What did Tiddler look like?
  2. What sort of bubbles did Tiddler blow?
  3. What was Tiddler riding on?
  4. Who did Tiddler fly with?
  5. What did Tiddler do everyday?
  6. What time did the teacher call the register?
  7. What is the name of Tiddler’s teacher?
  8. How did Tiddler get out of the treasure chest?
  9. Who likes Tiddler’s story?
  10. Who did Little Johnny Dory tell Tiddler’s story to?
  11. Who captured Tiddler on the way to school?
  12. Who rescued Tiddler?

 

 

Have a great day Everyone!

 

 

Daily Challenge – Tuesday 7th July

 

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you all managed to complete your Sports activities yesterday. Don’t forget to send your results to me if you haven’t done already.

 

Today I would like you to listen to the Tiddler story again.

Click on the picture (or read at home).

 

 

 

 

Once you have finished the story, I would like you to have a think about what might happen next, or what Tiddler might say happens next. Imagine that he is late to school again the next day, what will he say to Miss Skate?

Have a think about the things he has said so far.

Can you make your excuse sound silly and unbelievable?

Can you tell your excuse to an adult? It can be as daft as you like remember!

 

If you want to write your excuse then start your sentence with:

“Sorry I’m late, Miss Skate, I…”

 

After your work, you can have a go on Purple Mash, draw me a picture or write your excuse for me in the scuba diving picture!

 

Have a lovely day!

 

 

 

Daily Challenge – Wednesday 8th July

 

Hi Nursery!

It is the middle of the week again!

I hope you’re all enjoying Virtual Sports Week!

It’s not too late to send your results to me. The how to guide is near the top of the page.

 

Today’s challenge is a fact based activity.

 

I have added 4 videos for you to watch.

They are all about different parts of the sea and the creatures that live there.

There is a reason for each of the creatures to live in the different areas; some for food, some for light or dark and some for camouflage.

I would like to watch each one and then tell someone about the creatures that live in that particular part of the sea.

 

Coral Reef

Still image for this video

Fish in Sand

Still image for this video

Bottom of the Ocean

Still image for this video

Shallow Water

Still image for this video

Have a lovely day today and enjoy Wednesday’s Sports activities!

 

 

Daily Challenge – Thursday 9th July

 

Good morning Nursery, We are nearly at the end of another week! The days are flying by!

I hope you are all still okay and still enjoying your learning.

 

I bet you have all enjoyed Virtual Sports Week so far!

Remember to send me your results so they can be added to your house!

 

Today, I would like you to complete some of the following challenges.

They are all about our Under the Sea topic.

Try and do as many as you can.

It is up to you how and if you record any of them.

Have fun!

 

 

 

 

Have a fantastic day Nursery!

 

 

 

Daily Challenge – Friday 10th July

 

Happy Friday Nursery!!

 

You have made it through another amazing week of home learning!

Well done!

I know how hard you are all working and I am so proud of you all.

I miss you all so much and wish we could be learning about all these lovely things together!

 

I hope you have been keeping up with your sports activities this week, too. They have been lots of fun to do!

 

I thought we could end the week on a nice relaxing video of the World’s Largest Aquarium tank!

There are so many different species in this tank, all swimming and moving together. It is lovely to watch!

See if you can spot any of the creatures you have learned about so far.

(click on the picture to begin)

 

 

 

 

 

I really enjoyed watching that video, I hope you did too!

 

Now, I would like you to design your own creature to live under the sea.

It can be a fish, a crustacean, a shark, or any other creature you have seen over the past three weeks.

Decide whether it has fins, legs, whiskers, a tail, sharp teeth, a long nose, claws, suckers, ink, or other weird and wonderful things you can think of.

Can you draw your creature and then label all of the parts you have decided on.

Don’t forget to give it a name!

Please share your creations with me on minimash, I can’t wait to see what you come up with! (How to guide at the beginning of the week)

 

 

Thanks for all of your hard work this week Nursery!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and enjoy a rest after all of those sports activities!!

 

Take care, Love Mrs Holt heart

 

 

Good Morning Nursery!

 

Welcome to another week of home learning.

I hope you enjoyed learning about ‘Under the Sea’ and some of the different sea creatures last week.

I have seen some fabulous pictures on minimash of your underwater creations and your fantastic work too!

Well done everyone.

 

Last week there were a lot of facts and things for you to learn.

This week we are going to look at a story;

 

The Rainbow Fish

 

 

Daily Challenge – Monday 29th June

 

Today I would like you to listen to the story by clicking the picture below (or read the story if you have it at home).

 

 

 

 

After you have watched the video, or read the story, I would like you to answer the questions underneath.

Choose the correct answer from the options and then write your answers in your workbook or on lined paper.

Remember to try hard with your letters.

 

 

The last thing for you to do today is look at the pictures below.

Can you choose the right word to match the picture? You can write the answers on paper or just tell them to an adult. Have a go at sounding out the words, some may be a bit tricky so it is ok to ask for help.

 

 

 

Have a lovely day Nursery!

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Daily Challenge – Tuesday 30th June

 

Hello Nursery!

I hope you are all okay and enjoying the story of The Rainbow Fish.

Today I would like you do some maths.

 

I have added two PowerPoints below. They are both number bond tasks.

Number bonds are pairs of numbers that add up to make the same number.

 

Below I have included number bonds to 10, and number bonds to 20.

Have a go at the number bonds to 10 first and then challenge yourself with the number bonds to 20.

 

You can use a number line to help, or count on with your fingers.

You can also use sets of objects and split them, e.g. 10 = 7 and 3, 20 = 14 and 6.

This will show a visual representation of the fact that 10 or 20 can be made up in different ways,

but still has the same total.

 

Once you have finished working on the PowerPoints,

you can click in the picture below to keep practising your number bonds.

 

 

 

 

Have a great day!

Daily Challenge – Wednesday 1st July

 

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Half way through the week already!

You are all working so hard. I am very proud!

I love seeing all of your photos and pictures, I am really impressed with your work so far!

Keep it up!

 

Today I would like you to re-read or re-listen to the story.

I have added a link to a different version which allows you to turn the pages at your own pace.

 

 

 

Once you have listened to or read the story I would like you to answer some questions.

You do not need to write these answers down as they may be full sentences.

 

  1. What was the Rainbow Fish like at the beginning of the story?
  2. Did he have lots of friends?
  3. What did the fish ask him for?
  4. How did he feel when the fish asked for a scale?
  5. Why do you think he didn’t want to give his scales away?
  6. Do you think he should have shared his scales?
  7. How did he feel once he had shared with his friends?
  8. How did his friends feel when he gave them a scale?
  9. How many scales did he have left?
  10. Do you think it was fair for the Rainbow Fish?
  11. Would you have shared your scales if you were the Rainbow Fish?
  12. What special thing would you share with your friends?

 

 

Have a fab day Nursery and remember to share!

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Daily Challenge – Thursday 2nd July

 

Good morning Nursery! We are nearly at the end of the week.

I really hope you are enjoying the work so far.

 

Today I would like you to do some more maths.

Can you look at the picture of the Rainbow Fish and answer some number questions underneath.

Remember to double check your counting each time to make sure you have the right answers.

Please write your answers in your workbook or on lined paper. (Check which way round your numbers go)

 

 

 

Next, I have added a Powerpoint with Maths problems on.

Ask an adult to help you when reading the questions. Work out the answers and write them in your book or on lined paper.

You will need your adding skills, your take away skills and your counting skills to answer the questions.

 

I hope you have an amazing day!

Daily Challenge – Friday 3rd July

 

Happy Friday Nursery!

We have come to the end of another week of Home Learning!

You are all doing so well and I really love seeing everything you have been doing at home.

Keep up the great work!

 

I thought we revisit the music and movement activity from last week.

 

Below is the link to the music page.

 I would like you to play each clip again, one and a time. When you are listening to the music, remember to move in the same rhythm. Thinking about how the different creatures moved under the sea. Try to copy some of their moves. Try something different this week too.

Wiggling fast, swimming slowly, snipping claws, opening and closing mouths, walking sideways, slithering on the sea bed.

 And remember to have fun with it!

 

 

 

 

Phew! Now that is done I would like you to get creative!

 

Can you create your own Rainbow Fish?

 

 

You can draw him, paint him, make him out of paper, card, playdough, Lego, or anything else you can think of.

Don’t forget to send me a picture on Minimash (the how to guide is below)

 

I have also added a few activities for you to print off if you want to do anymore work on The Rainbow Fish.

 

Have a fantastic weekend and get ready for Virtual Sports Week next week!!

I can’t wait to see your pictures and results each day. I am sure you will all be fabulous.

Why not practise over the weekend?

Good morning Nursery!

 

This week I thought we could start learning about sea creatures and take a look Under the Sea!

 

 

I hope to show you lots of different facts about the sea and its creatures this week.

Then we will have a look at some stories set Under the Sea.

If you want to do extra research you can do, there are lots of different videos and books you can look at for facts and stories about different sea creatures.

 

Hopefully you will enjoy all of the activities we will be doing for this topic!

 

 

Daily Challenge – Monday 22nd June

 

Happy Monday everyone! Fingers crossed for better weather this week!

I think all of the rain inspired me to take us under the sea this week as we could have gone swimming in the streets last week!

 

Today I would like to start our topic with some videos of the sea creatures and some facts about them.

In the link below you will find a few videos to watch. I would like you to watch ‘Under the Sea’ and ‘Animal moves’ today.

 

After each video, can you discuss what you have learnt about the different animals under the sea?

What creatures did you see?

How do they move?

What do you think they eat?

 

Click on the picture below to start (username: student22316 password: abc123)

 

 

 

Once you have watched the videos and talked about the sea creatures, you can click on the picture underneath to play a game. I would like you to play ‘Blending the sea creature names’.

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed your first look at our topic!

 

Have a lovely day today!

 

 

Daily Challenge – Tuesday 23rd June

 

Hello everyone! I hope you are all okay and enjoying the week so far.

You have made a great start on our topic, I hope you enjoyed learning about the sea creatures yesterday and practising your blending too.

 

Today I have a PowerPoint for you to look at so that you can learn even more about the sea creatures you saw yesterday. There are a lot of facts in the PowerPoint so you will need someone to help you read them. (see documents below)

 

After you have looked at the PowerPoint, I would like you to go to Minimash and create an Under the Sea picture. I have created a link through the picture below, but if it does not work on your device I have also added a guide to find it through the Minimash website.

 

 

Have a fantastic day today!

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Daily Challenge – Wednesday 24th June

 

Good morning Nursery!

I hope you are all having a lovely week.

 

Today, we are going to look a little bit closer at the sea creatures that live in warm seas and those that prefer colder water.

I have added a link to the videos from earlier in the week. I would like you to watch ‘Warm seas’ and ‘Cold seas’.

Make sure you pay attention to the animals you see in each video.

Click on the picture below.

 

 

 

Once you have finished watching the videos, have a look at the activities page again (click on the picture below) and choose the game ‘Warm or Cold’.

Use your knowledge from the videos to sort the animals into the correct seas.

 

 

 

 

I hope you have a great day!

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Daily Challenge – Thursday 25th June

 

Hi Nursery, we are nearly at the end of the week.

I really hope you are enjoying your daily challenges!

 

I have another Powerpoint for you today, but this one is a quiz!

It is a ‘What am I?’ Quiz, that will test your knowledge of the sea creatures you have learned about this week.

So, I hope you have been paying attention cheeky

 

Play the Powerpoint below and try to guess what sea creatures are being described.

Good luck! I am sure you will know all of the answers!

 

After you have completed the quiz, I would like you to create an under the sea picture. You can use felt tips, pencils, crayons, paint, a computer, playdough, or anything you have to make your picture.

You can label the sea creatures if you like too.

If you would like to show me your picture, please take a photo and upload it to minimash.

I have put the ‘how to’ guide below if you are unsure.

 

Have a great day today! I can’t wait to see your pictures smiley

 

Here are some examples if you are struggling for ideas:

      

 

      

 

 

     

 

  

Daily Challenge – Friday 26th June

 

Happy Friday everyone! Well done for making it through the week.

 

I thought we could change our Friday moving to something slightly different this week.

Below is a link to a music page. On the page there are lots of different clips of music, all linked to sea creatures and under the sea. I would like you to play each clip one and a time. When you are listening to the music, try to move in the same rhythm. Think about how the different creatures moved under the sea. Try to copy some of their moves.

Wiggling fast, swimming slowly, snipping claws, opening and closing mouths, walking sideways, slithering on the sea bed. Have fun moving around your room as if you were under the sea.

 

 

 

 

I hope you all enjoyed that! I bet you looked great floating around your houses like sea creatures wink

 

Now, I would like you to play a couple of maths games. Click on the picture to open up the Under the Sea games.

Choose ‘Counting Sea Creatures’ first. Then move onto ‘Ordering Sea Creatures’.

 

 

 

 

Have a fantastic day today!

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s challenges. Have a lovely weekend.

Enjoy the rest and I will be back on Monday morning with some more challenges!

 

 

Week beginning 15.06.20

 

Good morning Nursery, as you may know, we have changed the way we add our daily challenges to the website. Instead of day by day we are now uploading the whole week on Monday morning. This way you will know what is coming next and may have time to prepare anything you need for the next day.

 

The week will still be split up into different days so you know where you are up to each day.

The new pick n mix is at the top of the webpage for you to work through and don’t forget to send me some pictures and messages on Minimash.

 

I hope you have an amazing week this week and enjoy the daily challenges.

 

 

 

Daily Challenge – Monday 15th June

 

Today’s challenge is to practise your 2D shapes.

 

I have added a shape song for you to listen to and join in with.

Click on the picture to begin.

Don’t forget to sing along and join in with the actions!

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the shape song laugh

 

Now I would like you to use what you have learnt in this shape game.

Click on the picture below to start the game. You will need to decide which monster needs each shape. Say the shape names out loud as you give them to the monsters.

 

 

 

 

Have a great day!

 

 

Daily Challenge – Tuesday 16th June

 

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all okay and still enjoying your learning.

 

Today, I would like you to do some reading and writing.

 

I have added 2 comics below for you to read.

 

First of all, read ‘A Bug’. Sound out the words you see and practise your blending. Ask an adult if you get stuck on a word.

Once you have read it, you can write all of the words you see beginning with ‘b’. Sound them out as you write them. Remember to keep your letters on the line.

 

Next, read ‘Rick the duck’. Again, sound out the words. Remember that ‘ck’ makes one ‘c’ sound. Ask an adult if you struggle with any of the words.

After you have read the comic, you can write all of the words with the ‘ck’ sound in them. Sound them out as you write them and be careful with the size of your letters.

 

Have a great day! heart

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Challenge – Wednesday 17th June

 

Hi Nursery, I hope you are enjoying your week.

 

Today I would like you to do some estimating.

Have a look at the activities below and use your estimation and counting skills to complete them all.

 

 

 

I hope you have a lovely day!

 

 

Daily Challenge – Thursday 18th June

 

Today I would like you to practise your segmenting and blending on Phonicsplay.

The game below shows you a word that you need to sound out and then match the correct picture. Make sure you sound the words out properly and then use the pictures to help if you are not sure.

Click on the picture and choose Phase 2 to begin.

 

 

 

 

Have a go at some of the other Phase 2 games when you have finished.

I have been very impressed with the phonics I have seen so far and want to make sure you keep going! The games on Phonicsplay are a great way to practise your reading skills. They are fun too!

 

Have a fab day today!

 

 

Daily Challenge – Friday 19th June

 

 

Edit: Today was supposed to be a nice day!! I really wanted you to explore with water.

 

*If you are still able to use water please follow the plan below:

 

Here are some things you can use in the water…

 

colander

strainer

old teapot

toy buckets

jugs and containers

sponge

small watering can

funnel

whisk

hollow ball

plastic bottles

 

Focus on what the objects do to the water;

 Do they hold it in or let it out?

Does the water fall out in one go or through holes?

Which container does the water pour out of the quickest?

Which container takes the longest to empty?

What happens to the sponge when it is full?

Which container holds the most water? How do you know?

 

Next, I would like you to explore ‘Floating and Sinking’

Experiment with different objects to see which of them float or sink.

(If they bob under the surface but don’t sink to the bottom it is called ‘submerged’ - the object doesn’t float or sink)

See if you can predict what each object will do.

 

 

Here are some suggestions of objects to use:


Ice cubes

spoons made of metal, plastic or wood

wooden bricks

smooth twigs

a cork

washed polystyrene food trays

a toy boat

paper cake cases

 

*If you cannot use water today follow this plan:

Today’s learning was all about capacity which is filling containers.

Watch the video below to learn about full and empty.

 

 

 

Once you have watched the video, can you find containers around your house to fill and empty with objects?

Can you label them when they are full and empty?

Get different sized containers and see which one holds the most objects and which one holds the least.

 

 

Have an amazing weekend everyone!

Well done for all your hard work this week J

 

 

 

 

Daily Challenge – Friday 12th June

 

 

Happy Friday Nursery!

 

You are almost ready for the weekend. Well done!

Time for a bit of exercise first.

 

Click on the picture below to go to ‘Zumba kids’ on YouTube .

Choose the songs you would like to dance to and get moving!

 

 

 

Well done everyone! I hope you enjoyed that yes

 

 

Ok, now on to today’s learning…

What I would like you to do is look at some sentences on Phonicsplay.

(If you haven’t signed up already you can use the following log in;

 username: march20 password: home)

 

On the page you will see different red boxes with words and letters in.

Choose the ‘Tricky words the, to, and’ first.

Then repeat the activity with ‘Tricky words I, no, go’.

 

Activity: Click Show to reveal a sentence and ask your child to read the sentence. You can click on Hide to hide the sentence again.

Read the sentence in a variety of ways:

Modelling - Model reading the sentence. Pretend to get stuck on a word which relates to the learning objective. Sound out this word and blend it to work out what it says. Reread the sentence from the start again. Model thinking about the sentence and asking yourself if it makes sense.

Independent - Ask your child to work out what the sentence says silently, in their head. Give them time and ask them to give you a thumbs up when they have worked it out. Read the sentence out loud together. Discuss what the sentence means and answer it if it is a question.

 

 

 

 

When you have finished both sets of tricky word sentences, have a go at the game below. You will need to choose an object to begin with, then more objects beginning with the same letter, to make your very strange smoothies!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and enjoy the well earned break!

 

See you soon heart

 

 

 

Daily Challenge – Thursday 11th June

 

Hello Nursery! I hope you are all okay today.

 

We are nearly at the end of another week!

You are all doing so well. I am missing you all lots!

 

Today I would like you to look at two maths videos and play some maths games.

The videos and games will help you with your numbers to 20.

 

Click on the pictures below to watch the videos;

(username: student22316 Password: abc123)

 

 

1. Counting to 20  

 

2. Writing numbers to 20.

 

The first game (the rocket) asks you to select the correct number on the number line. Most of the numbers are missing so you will need to count on from the last number, or back from the next number if it is closer.

 

 

The second game (the timer) asks you to do the same but does not have lines on the number line to help.

Have a go at this one but do not worry if you find it a bit too tricky.

Both games will be good for your counting, recognition, and estimation skills.

Click on the picture to begin.

 

 

 

 

I hope you have a lovely day!

 

Keep counting! cool

 

 

Daily Challenge – Wednesday 10th June

 

Good morning Nursery and Happy Wednesday to you all!

I hope you are all fit and well and ready to get to work laugh

 

Today I would like you to listen to the story ‘Share’.

I have added the video below for you to use.

Listen carefully to the story and discuss the way the characters feel.

 

Here are some questions for you to answer:

 

How did the little girl feel having to share?

 

Did she think it was a good idea to share everything? Why? Why not?

 

What things did she share with her baby brother?

 

How did the baby feel when his big sister shared with him?

 

How did she feel at the end of the story?

 

What would you share if you had a baby brother/sister?


What would you not like to share?

 

 

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Have another great day today and keep up the amazing work!

You are all superstars!

 

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Daily Challenge – Tuesday 9th June

 

Hi Nursery!

 

I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday.

You are all working really hard and I love seeing pictures of everything you are doing.

Thank you for sharing them with me. They brighten up my day!

 

I have added a new pick n mix at the top of the page so you can start working your way through

the activities this week. Enjoy!

 

Today I would like you to play a game in Minimash Maths City.

It is a building game with aliens and spaceships.

You need to recreate the alien or spaceship to match the picture.

Once you are done, you can send your alien or spaceship into space.

Remember to copy it exactly, otherwise it won’t be able to fly.

 

Click on the picture below to begin. Have fun!

 

Once you have finished, have a look at some of the other Maths City games.

(If you are unable to follow the link I have added a ‘how to’ guide below to find the task through Minimash)

 

 

 

 

Have a lovely day!

Daily Challenge - Monday 8th June

 

Good Morning Nursery!

 

 

It is Monday morning again, I hope you have all had a great weekend – even though it rained and rained and rained! Fingers crossed for the sunshine to come back this week so we can enjoy our fresh air and daily exercise outside.

 

Today I would like you to use the three letter words below in sentences.

Can you copy the words into your workbook and then think of a sentence to put them into.

Have a go at writing at least three sentences, more if you can!

Sound the words out as you write them and remember to use the lines in your book to help.

Have a go at sounding out the words in the rest of the sentences, write what you can hear.

 

      

 

   

   

 

Have a great day today Nursery!

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Daily Challenge - Friday 5th June

 

Good morning Nursery!

 

It is Friday again! Well done for all your hard work this week yes

 

Shall we start our Friday with some exercise?

Click on the picture below and get moving!

 

 

 

I hope you’ve blown those cobwebs away and are ready to do some work!

 

Today I would like you to work on your maths skills.

In the game below, you need to find the different things in the picture.

You will need to find a number, a number word and a different number of animals.

Make sure you look carefully and find everything you need!

 

 

 

 

When you have finished you can go on a number hunt in your house, or on your walk.

Can you see the number or the number word anywhere?

 

 

Have a fab day today and enjoy your weekend too!

 

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Daily Learning Challenge – Thursday 4th June

 

Good morning Nursery, I hope you are all ok.

 

Today I would like you to practise your writing again.

 

Have another go at writing your numbers first.

Using a pencil in your work book, practise writing your numbers 0-10 and then 11-20 when you are ready.

 

Then, have a go at writing these three letter words in your workbook or on some lined paper.

Some of them have all of their letters for you to copy.

Others have letters missing, can you work out the missing letter before you write the word?

(Remember to keep your letters on the line.)

 

 

    

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

  

 

 

 enlightened Challenge: These pictures have not got the words on at all, can you sound them out and write the correct letters?

 

 

 

 

Have a great day today wink

 

 

 

 

Daily Learning Challenge – Wednesday 3rd June

 

Hello Nursery, we have reached the middle of the week already!

I hope you are having a good week.

It is a shame that the weather is going to change today, but we’ve had a lovely few weeks in the sunshine and I’m sure it will be back soon J

 

In the meantime I have some work for you to do today.

I would like you to do some maths.

 

Things you can use if you have them: a dice, numbers to 20, lots of different objects, a numberline,

a number square, a washing line with pegs, an egg box, an abacus.

 

What to do:

 

 

Questions to ask during the activity to further the learning:

 

 

If you like you can record it too…

 

 

 

Have a fab day today!

 

Take care heart

 

 

 

Daily Learning Challenge – Tuesday 2nd June

 

Good Morning Nursery, I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine

 

 

 Thank you for all of your pictures and messages on Purple Mash.

It is lovely to see what you have been up to at home and to see all the hard work you have all been doing.

 

 

Today I would like you to work on your phonics. I have added a link to some espresso phonics activities for you to practise segmenting, blending and reading 3 letter words.

 

Work your way through each activity and remember to keep trying to blend until you get the word right.

 

Click on the picture to begin (username: student22316 password: abc123)

 

 

I hope you have a great day today!

 

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Daily Learning Challenge – Monday 1st June

 

 

Hi Nursery!

 

We are now in the last half term of our school year and you have worked incredibly hard so far!

I hope you all had a lovely break over half term and enjoyed the gorgeous weather!

I definitely enjoyed having some time in the garden and made the most of the sunshine.

 

I hope you are all ready to get working again.

 

Today I would like you to look at repeating patterns.

 

If you have Lego, building blocks, beads or anything else with different colours, you will be able to make some patterns.

(If you need to substitute some of the colours, that is fine as long as the pattern is the same.)

 

With your equipment can you make the following patterns;

 

 

After you make each pattern, can you explain each one e.g. green, blue, green, blue and then tell your adult which colour would come next.

 

When you have made all of the patterns you can make some of your own. Make sure they are repeating patterns so that you know which colour would come next when you have finished.

 

See if you can spot any repeating patterns around your house or on your daily exercise.

 

Have a lovely day today! Keep smiling laugh

 

cool Don’t forget - There will be a new pick and mix next week so make sure you have finished everything on the last one!

 

 

 

Daily Learning Challenge – Friday 22nd May

 

Happy Friday Nursery!!

 

 

Well done for making it through this half term. I am missing you all so much and really appreciate all of the pictures and messages you have sent me over the last few weeks. I love seeing your smiley faces and all of the wonderful things you have been doing at home. I hope you are enjoying your time and all of the activities I have set for you. You deserve to take a break and relax over the half term  heart

 

 

Let’s start of our Friday with some exercise!

I thought you might like to try some Cosmic Kids yoga this week. Click on the picture below and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

I hope you feel all stretched and ready to go!

 

 

Today I would like you to listen to the story ‘Ruff’ on espresso. Click the picture and have a look. It is a lovely story and I am sure you will enjoy it! Listen carefully as there is a little quiz to complete afterwards!

 

 

 

Now that you have listened to the story, can you answer the questions in this quiz? I hope you enjoy answering them and seeing the picture at the end   laugh  Good luck!

 

 

 

 

I hope you have a great day today and have an amazing half term!

You really have worked very hard and I am really proud of you. Have a lovely rest and keep being helpful at home!

I will be back on June 1st to start the final half term of this year.

 

See you soon, Mrs Holt heart 

 

 

Daily Learning Challenge – Thursday 21st May

 

Good Morning Nursery! 

I hope you all managed to enjoy some of the glorious weather yesterday.

I saw pictures of one or two of you taking a well-earned break in the sunshine!

 

Today I have a maths activity for you to do:

(you can use any objects)

 

 

Adults: whilst you are doing the activity, here are some questions to ask:

 

 

Maybe try swapping roles afterwards!

 

Once you have had a few turns and asked the questions (and swapped over wink) have a go at these extension activities:

 

 

Have a great day today Nursery!

 

Take care

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Daily Learning Challenge – Wednesday 20th May

 

Hello Nursery, I hope you are all well.

Today is meant to be lovely and sunny so make sure you enjoy some outside activities while you can J

 

Today I would like you to complete some phonics tasks.

I have added 8 different activities for you to work through.

You can do them in whatever order you like and as many times as you like!

 

I hope you enjoy them and have fun practising your segmenting and blending, initial sounds, tricky words and listening. angel

 

                             

 

                 

 

 

                       

 

I hope you have a lovely day today!

 

Don't forget to have a look at your pick and mix tasks to see what you can do today. laugh

 

Mrs Holt heart

 

 

 

 

Daily Learning Challenge – Tuesday 19th May

 

Hi Nursery! I really hope you are still enjoying your time at home.

 

I am amazed at all the fantastic work you are doing. Thank you for sharing your photographs with me on Minimash.

I really enjoy seeing what you are all getting up to and all the helpful things you are doing.

I have even seen pictures of someone washing up for their Mummy!!

Keep it up everyone! 

 

Today, I would like you to do some Maths activities.

 

I have put a Powerpoint below with lots of 5 minute tasks for you to work through.

You can complete as many as you can.

They are all activities to help you practise working with numbers to 10,  looking at one more, one less, fewer, more, and extra questions about counting. Make sure you ask an adult to read the questions and instructions carefully as each activity may be asking for something different.

 

If you like, you could write your answers in your workbook, or you can just say them aloud. It is up to you.

 

 

I hope you have another great day and keep going!

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Useful Links

Oxford Owl Reading

 

Here is a link to a free online reading scheme with a variety of children's e-books.

(click on the picture to begin)

 

Discovery Education

 

 

Please use this website to watch videos, play games and keep up with child-friendly news.

Username: student22316  Password: abc123

Phonics Games

 

Phase 2 games on Phonics Play will help with segmenting and blending.

(click the picture to get started) Username:march20  Password:home

 

 

Phase 2 games on Letters and Sounds will help with letter recognition, segmenting and blending. (click the picture to start practising)

 

 

Choosing Phase 2 games on Phonics Bloom will help your child recognise letters and give them an opportunity to segment and blend. (click on the picture to begin)

 

Maths Games

 

Top marks website has a variety of maths games for EYFS.

They can practise number recognition, counting, ordering,

simple addition, shapes, position and many other skills.

(click on the picture to begin)

 

Play games with your child's favourite characters.

(click the picture to start)

 

 

  

 

 

Our Mother's Day Assembly!

We would have loved to perform for you face to face, but we think we've got the next best thing!

As the children have worked so hard learning the songs, painting pictures and practising their lines, we thought we'd make a video.

Please click on the picture below and enjoy!

Happy Mother's Day!

 

 

 

 

      

Home Learning

Hi Nursery,

 

 I hope you are all happy and well at home. I know this may seem really strange us not being in school everyday, but I am still going to be sending you work tasks to do at home on a daily basis. So, find yourself a comfortable space to work, grab the workbook that you brought home from school and get ready to learn from your new 'school at home'. 

 

Use the 'Suggested Daily Timetable' to help you structure your day and the 'Pick n Mix' document for your afternoon activities. Each morning I will be posting an English/Maths task here on our class web page for you to complete. 

 

Take care and see you soon. 

Mrs Holt smiley

 

 

All About Nursery

 

Our Nursery Team are extremely passionate about the Early Years Curriculum. We make every day fun and engaging with plenty of activities for the children to do. Each activity has a link to the development of the children and helps move their learning along. We have lots of fun!

 

Our Curriculum is broken down into 7 areas of Learning and Development;

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

 

Our provision caters for all of these areas and our activities enable children to experience and progress in them all, throughout the year.

 

 

At the bottom of the page you will find links to websites and videos to help your child at home.

 

 

We tried Chinese food for Chinese New Year!

Some of us liked everything! laugh

Some of us didn't! indecision

But we all enjoyed trying it! smiley

Have a look at our results 

 

 

We tried Chinese food for Chinese New Year. Some of us liked all of it! Others didn't like any! Have a look at our results :)

 

 

Snippets from Last Year!

Firefighter visit to Nursey

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Our nursery children welcomed firefighters yesterday hoping to test the firefighting skills by squirting lots of water! Unfortunately, the visit from the fire crew was cut short as a real emergency was relayed to the pump and they had to leave. The crew returned only to receive another call moments later. When leaving for their second job of the afternoon, the crew promised to return at a later date for some serious water squirting to take place. Many thanks to the firefighters who joined us.
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