Wendell Park Primary School

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Cobbold Road, London, W12 9LB

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Hello Everyone,

We are very pleased to be welcoming you all back into the Nursery from Monday 8th March and really look forward to seeing you then.

As there may still be circumstances in which children need to isolate at home, we will continue to update this page every week with planned activities. For this last week before full reopening, we will also have our Tuesday and Thursday 11am zoom sessions. Please check your emails for the details of this meeting. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Take care and stay safe,

The Nursery Team

Updated for March 2021

UPDATED FOR W/B: 01/03/21  

OUR TOPIC FOR SPRING 2 IS: SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

 Books of the Week: Planting a rainbow by Lois Ehlert

We are celebrating: Science Week and Mother's Day

 

Suggested timetable for week beginning 08/02/21

You can listen to the story ready aloud by clicking here

Please logon to BUSY THINGS and click on your class; we have put some Spring activity packs into the 'Favourites' folder.

Literacy

Activity 1: 

We will be learning the 'g' sound this week. 

Show your child some items that start with the 'g' sound, alternatively click here to find some pictures.

Show your child the sound 'g' (you could write it on a piece of paper) and tell them "This is the 'g' sound".

Demonstrate writing the 'g' sound, as you do say the rhyme: "Round her face, down her hair and give her a curl". Encourage your child to have a go at writing this sound.

Click here to download the 'g' letter formation sheet.

Complete the Busy Things alphabet activity for letter 'g'. This can be found by clicking on your child's class (Jade or Topaz) and then 'Literacy, Communication and Language', followed by 'Phonics Programme', then 'The Alphabet' and finally clicking on 'Alphabet Tracing'. 

Activity 2:

Create a Mother's Day Card like one of the example below. Ask an adult to write a message to whomever your card is for.

They could write one of the following:

To Mum, I love you! From... 

To Mum, Happy Mother's Day! From...

Write your name in the card.

Maths

Activity 1: 

Complete the Busy Things activity: 'Islands more or fewer'. This can be found by clicking on 'Mathematics' and then 'Calculating'.

Activity 2:

Complete the Busy Things activity: 'Treehouse'. This can be found by clicking on 'Mathematics' and then 'Calculating'.

Expressive Arts and Design

Activity 1:

Create a representation of a flower, like the example below, using pom moms and paint. 

Activity 2:

Create representations of flowers, using a food printing technique. You can use: apples, pears, oranges, bananas, cauliflower, mushrooms, peppers and even carrots! Dip the fruit/ vegetable in paint and create flowers like the example below. 

Understanding of the World

Watch video on the lifecycle of a flower, by clicking here. 

Q: Can you tell me how flowers grow? What do they need to grow? Why are the roots so important?

Communication and Language

Listen to the story of the week: "Planting a Rainbow'.

Watch 'What a flower needs to grow' video, by clicking here

Talk about the main elements to help a flower grow and what can cause it to decay and die? i.e. what effect all the seasons have on it. 

Physical Development

Complete the Cosmic Yoga Activity: Coco the Butterfly, by clicking here.

Cooking

To celebrate Mother's Day, bake heart shaped cookies to give to your mum. Click here to find the recipe. 

UPDATED FOR W/B: 01/03/21  

OUR TOPIC FOR SPRING 2 IS: SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

 Books of the Week: Spring Information Books

How Do You Know It's Spring? by Lisa M. Herrington            What Can You See In Spring? (Seasons): Amazon.co.uk: Sian Smith: Books

You can listen to a Spring book read aloud here

Please logon to BUSY THINGS and click on your class; we have put some Spring activity packs into the 'Favourites' folder.

Suggested timetable for week beginning 01/03/21

Literacy

Activity 1

Have a look / listen to some 'Spring' information books.

Explain that information books contain glossaries that help us find information quickly. If possible, show your child the glossary page of a Spring information book and read the sections, asking them which part of Spring they would like to learn about.

Then, ask your child to draw a picture of some of the things they might see during Spring.

 

WORLD BOOK DAY 2021 is on Thursday 4th March so please remember on this day to dress up as your favourite book character and enjoy a favourite book with a grown up.

 

Activity 2:

We will be learning the 'p' sound this week. 

Show your child some items that start with the 'p' sound, alternatively click here to find some pictures.

Show your child the sound 'p' (you could write it on a piece of paper) and tell them "This is the 'p' sound".

Demonstrate writing the 'p' sound, as you do say the rhyme: "Down the plait and over the pirate's face". Encourage your child to have a go at writing this sound.

Click here to download the 'p' letter formation sheet.

Complete the Busy Things alphabet activity for letter 'p'. This can be found by clicking on your child's class (Jade or Topaz) and then 'Literacy, Communication and Language', followed by 'Phonics Programme', then 'The Alphabet' and finally clicking on 'Alphabet Tracing'. 

Maths 

Activity 1:  Complete the Shapes worksheets, which can be found on Busy Things by clicking on your class (Topaz/Jade) and then the 'Favourites' folder. 

Activity 2:  Have a look at this 2D shapes photo Powerpoint and watch the video found here.

Can you go on a 2D shape hunt around your local area as part of your daily exercise? Please take photos of some of the shapes you spot in the environment.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Activity 1:

Rainbows are a feature of Spring; rain showers and sunshine together.

Can you create a beautiful rainbow using whatever resources you would like?

 

Here is an example:

 


Activity 2: 

Investigate and listen to some of the sounds of Spring:  birds chirping, rain, thunderstorms, puddle splashing... ask your child to make up an action to go with each sound.

Explain that we see lots of rain in Spring. Encourage your child to pretend to have an umbrella, open it up and dance to the song ‘Singing in the rain’, found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbFGojJxqoo

Holding on to the rainbow they have created, ask your child to sing 'I can sing a rainbow' found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g0NbaukkQc

Another Spring song to enjoy is 'Let's go fly a kite' found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEnbREt0QKg

Communication and Language

Go through the Spring Powerpoint found here and have another look at some Spring / Seasons information books, answering any questions your child may have.

Ask your child these questions:

What season is your favourite? Why?

Can you remember something that you did in season x?

Can you remember what you wore in season x?

Understanding of the World

                      

Explain to your child that many animals have babies in Spring. They need to have their young when there is lots of food available and when the longer days mean that they have longer to find food for their young. The warmer days and regular rainfall during Spring means plants such as grass grow well.

Look at the PowerPoint found here; try to guess the baby animal.

Questions:

Why do animals have their babies in the Spring?

Have you ever seen any of these baby animals? Where?

Physical Development

Complete the 'Mr Hoppit the Hare' Cosmic Yoga activity by clicking here.

Cooking

Try making these 'Spring Marshmallow Krispie Treats' with the recipe found here.

UPDATED FOR W/B: 22/02/21  

OUR TOPIC FOR SPRING 2 IS: SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

 Book of the Week: Oliver's Vegetables

Image result for olivers vegetables front cover

Listen to the story by clicking here

Please logon to BUSY THINGS and click on your class; we have put one activity into 'Favourites' and have set one activity in 'My assignments'.

Suggested timetable for week beginning 22/02/21

Literacy

Activity 1

Introduce and read together the story of 'Oliver's Vegetables'. 

What is your favourite vegetable? How do you like to eat it? (e.g. mashed, boiled, roasted)

 Please can you draw / write a shopping list of all the fruit and vegetables you would like to get the next time you go to the shop / market. You might find these fruit and vegetable cards helpful.

 

Activity 2:

We will be learning the 'n' sound this week. 

Show your child some items that start with the 'n' sound, alternatively click here  to find some pictures.

Show your child the sound 'n' (you could write it on a piece of paper) and tell them "This is the 'n' sound".

Demonstrate writing the 'n' sound, as you do say the rhyme: "down Nobby and over his net". Encourage your child to have a go at writing this sound.

Click here  to download the 'n' letter formation sheet.

Complete the Busy Things alphabet activity for letter 'n'. This can be found by clicking on your child's class (Jade or Topaz) and then 'Literacy, Communication and Language', followed by 'Phonics Programme', then 'The Alphabet' and finally clicking on 'Alphabet Tracing'. 

Maths 

Activity 1:  Play the Topmarks Shape Patterns Game found here.

Activity 2:  Complete the Beans Count and Colour sheets found here.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Activity 1:

Table Theatre:  Create Oliver’s Grandpa’s garden in the base of a big cardboard box using any resources you have available at home (e.g. tissue paper, card, felt, paint, felt tip pens). Then cut out the stick puppets of the characters found here and encourage your child to retell or make up their own version of our story 'Oliver's Vegetables'.


Activity 2: 

Using the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo as inspiration, create a face using some of the vegetable cut-outs from here.

Then try to create a face sculpture with any fresh fruit or vegetables you have in your kitchen (be sure to take a photo and upload it on to Tapestry or email it to us - we would love to see your creations!)

      

               

 

Communication and Language

Play this game 'Can you guess the vegetable?':

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/our-family-vegetable-quiz

Pause the video before it zooms out to ask your child to guess and explain which vegetable it could be. 

Understanding of the World

                 

Watch this video on how potatoes are grown:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYBuY-DnCJc

and this Farm to Fork video showing the process of growing carrots and transporting them to the shop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYBuY-DnCJc

 

Discuss with your child how some vegetables grow under the soil and some above. Ask them for any examples that they can think of. Then complete the Fruit and Vegetable Sorting Activity found here

Physical Development

Complete the 'Betsy the Banana' Cosmic Yoga activity by clicking here.

Cooking

This week is all about vegetables so we would like you to make some delicious and healthy vegetable soup following the recipe found here.

Please ask your child to wash their hands before cooking and then get them involved in the process as much as possible, for example by scrubbing the vegetables and helping to chop the carrots and parsnips (with a child-safe knife).

Help them to understand what happens to vegetables when they are boiled and blended.

**NEWSFLASH**

Read Write Inc will be running their daily Phonics sessions on the 'Read Write Inc YouTube Channel' (please click here) throughout the school closure.

For Nursery, we are learning Set 1 Speed Sounds with Ruth; a new sound will be put up at 9.30am every morning and be available for 24 hours.

Please see below for the accompanying letter formation sheets.

Nursery Birthdays

In March, we are celebrating the birthdays of: Levi, Abdalla and Dolly.

We hope you each enjoy your special day.

Dear Nursery Parents, 

If you are currently isolating at home, please logon to this website (which will be updated weekly) to access home learning for your child. 

We will also be using the 'Busy Things' website (found here) to set home learning. 


You should have already received a letter containing your child's login details. Please click here for detailed instructions on how to access home learning. 

If you have any queries, please email: 

Miss Voyatzis: lvoyatzis5.205@lgflmail.org

or Mrs Jessel: ajessel.205@lgflmail.org 

Kind regards,

The Nursery Team 

Welcome to Spring 2

Our Topic this term is: Spring is in the Air!

Please find our topic map below:

 

This can be downloaded here.

Here are some suggested books relating to our topic this term that you might like to read or listen to:

                  

The Gigantic Turnip

Stone Soup

Jasper's Beanstalk

Oh say can you Seed? (Dr Seuss)

The Tiny Seed

Growing Frogs

Hopping Mad

Farm Animals (Watch me Grow)

Where, oh where, is Rosie's chick?

 

Additional activities:

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 Colour By Number.pdfDownload
 Easter Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
 Frog Leap Pen Control.pdfDownload
 My Five Senses Scavenger Hunt.pdfDownload
 Oliver's Vegetable Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
 Pizza Shape Colouring.pdfDownload
 Spring Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
 Spring Pattern Worksheet.pdfDownload
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Website Links

Top Marks is an interactive Maths website. They have lots of fun games that are tablet friendly (search for Early Years games).

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

BBC IPlayer (or YouTube if unavailable) is great for watching the CBeebies channel. There are many educational clips, a few of our favourites include Numberblocks, Alphablocks and Mr Tumble.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/cbeebies

BBC Bitesize: Early years resources for learning at home.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zks4kmn

Go Noodle (YouTube) has lots of fun movement videos to burn a bit of energy!

https://www.youtube.com/GoNoodleGames

Phonics

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 Rhymes for Letter Formation.pdfDownload
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 A.pdfDownload
 S.pdfDownload
 D.pdfDownload
 T.pdfDownload
 I.pdfDownload
 N.pdfDownload
 P.pdfDownload
 G.pdfDownload
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There are some fun musical activities on the Busy Things website that the children can complete. 

To find these click on 'Jade/ Topaz Class', followed by 'Expressive Arts and Design' and then 'Music'.

Below are some favourites:

What's in the box

Talent Show

Songs to sing          

The children are learning the actions for some popular nursery rhymes in class. Here are some favourites:                                                 

Below are some useful youtube channels that are great for Physical Development:

Cosmic Yoga: 

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids.
Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence - and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early!

https://www.youtube.com/c/CosmicKidsYoga/featured

The Body Coach TV:

PE with Joe

There are lots of videos on this channel of Joe delivering PE sessions for children.

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Activities to develop fine and gross motor skills:

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 Gross-motor-activity-cards.pdfDownload
 Indoor-fine-motor-skills-challenge-cards.pdfDownload
 outdoor-activity-ideas-cards.pdfDownload
 yoga-movement-cards.pdfDownload
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