Foundation Stage (Nursery)
Hi Nursery I hope you are all ok!
We have had some Thunderstorms near my house today! It rained lots so let’s hope it helps the plants to grow. I had a walk up to a place called Werneth Low at the weekend, it’s at the top of a very big hill so I could see lots and lots of houses and buildings! What can you see in your local area?
I have put your packs in the school office with your name on them. I will update the website weekly but if you have not been able to collect last week’s pack I will not print an updated pack until the previous pack is collected. I can then keep track of who is picking up their packs and it will also to help save paper! If you would like a pack but have not been able to collect last weeks, please tell me and Miss Steadman when we ring on Wednesday. I can then print you a new pack and you can collect them all as soon as you can.
Remember you can bring learning into the school office and put it into the file. I will look at this when I am next in school.
Speak to you very soon,
I will also be giving information each week for Phonics lessons you can do at home. These are short sessions that you can do in a quiet environment at home for a short period of time.
Here is a website that helps to break down Phase 1 phonics:
We focus on each aspect in Nursery and do lots of different activities to help to develop different skills. I will be giving some you different activities each week. See the attachment below for some different ideas.
Miss Marshall 🙂
Hi Nursery, how are you all doing? What lovely weather we have had the last few weeks! I am hoping that the sun starts to shine again soon! I have been doing some walking in the Peak District and going out lots on my bike. Have you been doing anything exciting?
I am going to continue to leave packs in the school office each week (you can collect these after Wednesday) and I also am going to change some of the library books you have to choose from. You can take a library book as many times as you would like! I am also going to leave a tray in the office for any completed learning. This can include learning packs or any other learning/ activities you have been doing at home. You can leave this in the tray with your name on and I will be looking when I am in school. I look forward to seeing what you have been up to at home!
I am now giving home learning that is about key texts that we would have learned about in school. Please see the ‘home learning’ document with some different ideas of how to help your child with their learning. This is also in your home learning packs. Our story for the next few weeks would have been ‘The three little pigs’.
Me and Miss Steadman will also be ringing parents on Wednesday’s now until we open. If you would like your child to attend Nursery when we do open (and have not already confirmed your place) please give us a week’s notice so we can plan the numbers of children safely.
I was looking forward to seeing some of you on Monday 8th June however I now hope to see you very soon instead!
Hi Nursery, how are you all? I have attached some ideas to help with Writing while you are home! Remember, you can come and pick up a learning pack and library book from the school office. Speak to you very soon.
Some great links for nursery and reception children:
- Try sharing familiar books at bedtime. Pause when reading so that your child can join in. Point to the words as you read them.
- Talk about the sounds at the beginning of words and words that start with the same sound. Ask ‘What sound can you hear in this word?’ eg p-p pig/ e- e- elephant
- Encourage your child to recall what has happened in the story. For example, ‘Why is bear feeling sad?’
- Ask them to guess what might happen next – ‘What should they do next?’ ‘What do you think might happen on the next page?’ – or how the story might end – ‘Do you think they’re going to find the treasure? Where could it be?’
- Talk about what happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story.
- Draw a picture of the characters in the story.
- Create a story map. Draw pictures of the story in order and then join them with arrows.
- Try role-playing games together such as shopping. Set items out on the sofa, give your child a bag and some pretend money. Then switch roles and let them be the shopkeeper.
- Play teddy bears’ picnic. Put soft toys in a circle and give your child a few cups and spoons. Give your child a chance to tell you what to do like, ‘Stir teddy’s tea.’ You could chat to them as you are doing actions, for example, ‘let’s cut the cake in half’.
- Start conversations by using open questions with lots of possible answers, for example, ‘What are you going to play with today?’
- Plan a treasure hunt game, where your child has to listen to your instructions to find a clue or an object. For example, ‘Try looking behind the sofa’. Help your child look for a specific number of objects and count them together – such as 3 cups, 2 pink socks, 5 pens.
- Help your child make a puppet show about their favorite story using objects around the house.
- Play sorting games together. Collect a range of different household objects and practice sorting them into different groups, perhaps by size or colour. Once you have finished, count all the objects in each group.
- Play a make-believe journey game with your child. Make a car out of a cardboard box that you decorate together, or just grab some cushions, pile in a few teddy bear passengers, and let your child drive you off on an adventure.
Hi Nursery, how are you all? I hope you had a lovely Easter break and have enjoyed the sun over the last week!
I have been busy going on bike rides in my local area and I am trying to go running each week. I have also been enjoying the sunshine and reading lots of new books. I have been using this time to do lots of work but also practice some skills such as getting better at Yoga.
From next week, all teachers will be phoning all children in their class. For Nursery, this will be every Thursday morning, starting from next week (Thursday 7th May) and I am looking forward to seeing how you all are! If you would like any specific extra learning for your child please let me know when I call you and I can arrange this. If you think that school does not have an up to date number please call the office before next Thursday. Please keep your phone available during this time.
This week, could you create a collage from all the things you have been doing while you have been off? This might be drawings, writings, photographs, notes or collage (it may be you could collage leaves from your garden or wrappers from all the healthy foods you have been eating!). I look forward to seeing these when we get back into school!
Here are some other ideas of activities you can do this week:
1. Mix together some water and paint in a pot and paint your patio/ garden. You could also use chalk on the floor.
2. Water the plants outside and check to see how they are growing.
3. Find the rhyming pairs on the sheet that is attached. Can you find any other rhyming pairs in the house such as tin and bin?
4. Try a food that you have never tried before.
5. Have a video/ phone call with different family members.
6. Make a den with sheets/ cushions/ clothes and anything else you can find in your house!
7. Have fun with playdough. This is very easy to make (the recipe was in your home learning pack but can be found online easily too). What can you make with playdough?
8. Make a picture using potato printing. Ask your parents to cut the potato into different shapes and sizes!
9. Plant some seeds if you can and see how much they grow.
10. Look at shadows. Take time to look at shadows in your garden/ house. What are shadows? Why do you think we have shadows? Can you draw round the shadows that you find? Maybe you could wait for a little while and see if the shadows have moved!
Remember to keep practising counting, writing your name, drawing lots of pictures and playing with the people who live in your house!
I have also been looking at different websites for you to look at while you are off: https://www.storynory.com/
This has lots of different stories you can listen to. Remember to talk about the characters, events and ask lots of questions about the stories you have read. Can you guess what happens at the end? Which story was your favourite? https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p089k7y7
This has some lovely podcasts that you can listen to. A podcast is just like a story/ poem without pictures. Can you practice really listening to the podcast without any pictures? I have been listening to some different podcasts at home too! https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-wiggle-waggle-index/zdw9382
This website has some lovely songs that you can sing and dance too! It makes me feel happy to sometimes to put on my favourite songs very loud and dance at home!
Also, remember to keep checking the school twitter page and follow us if you do have twitter. When back at school, lots of our learning will be uploaded onto this! https://twitter.com/awe_academy
Speak to you all soon,
Please follow the link below for online classrooms and activities for learning at home: