Throughout this self isolation period, we will update this page weekly during term times with new activities and links relating to the class content. You can also find information about online learning resources and how to support age appropriate conversations about the current situation at: Online learning during school closure. If you have any questions please contact Mrs Jessel by email.
We hope you all stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones!
No birthdays this week.
Dear Nursery parents, carers and children,
We have come to the last week of this very unusual school year. We hope that you enjoyed Arts Week last week and will take part in one more week of our 'Under the Sea' topic this week. We wish you all a wonderful, happy and safe Summer holidays and look forward to seeing many of you back at Wendell Park in September. For those of you not returning, we wish you lots of luck at your new schools. We are so proud of all of you and the way you have worked and grown up over this year. We will miss you greatly!
Best wishes from The Nursery Team :)
SEE BELOW ARTS WEEK FOR ACTIVITIES FOR W/C 13.07.20
Theme: 'Our History'
6th - 10th July 2020
Creative Writing: Write a letter / draw a picture for one of your grandparents or another relative and post it to them.
Cooking: Cook a dish / bake a cake that is important to your heritage and family.
ARTS WEEK Book of the Week:
'Handa's Surprise' by Eileen Browne
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyIV_xYi0as
Art and Design: Draw / Paint / Collage / Make the fruits from the story using any materials you have available at home.
Have a look at African animals and create a piece of artwork of one or more of them in any way you like: monkey, ostrich, zebra, elephant, giraffe, antelope, parrot, goat.
Literacy: Retell the story by drawing a sequence of 3-5 pictures and try to write some words with them.
Maths: Compare the different shapes of the fruit or fruit in your home and order any fruit you have by size.
Cooking: Make a colourful Fruit Salad and really enjoy the different tastes of the fruit. Which is your favourite fruit?
Physical Development: Practise balancing an object on your head and trying to walk around with it, e.g. a cushion, a small bean bag, a ball, a small basket with a few light objects in it.
OUR TOPIC FOR SUMMER 2 IS:
'Under the Sea'
Please click the link for our Mind Map: 'Under the Sea' Nursery Summer 2
Also, please continue to follow our Read Write Inc. Phonics programme for Nursery. The free live Phonics sessions will be continuing everyday this term on the Read Write Inc. YouTube channel (see further details below).
Week Beginning 13.07.20:- TOPIC: Crustaceans and Shells
Book of the Week: 'Don't Worry, Little Crab' by Chris Haughton
and related activities below.
Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grhjjrq9T5M
Understanding The World: Can you make your own submarine using junk modelling? Think carefully about the materials you would use, the shape of a submarine, what features it would have and the colour it would be.
Communication and Language: Make up your own Under the Sea adventure and create some props to bring it to life.
Creative Tasks: Make a crab in any way you like.
Draw / Paint different types of shells.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Please help with jobs around the home, e.g. cooking, making your bed, tidying up toys, clearing/wiping the table.
Also check out this week's pirate adventure themed PE and Music activities below.
Top Marks is an interactive Maths website. They have lots of fun games that are tablet friendly (search for Early Years games).
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.
BBC Bitesize: Early years resources for learning at home.
Go Noodle (YouTube) has lots of fun movement videos to burn a bit of energy!
Daily live streaming videos 9am- YouTube P.E with Joe Wicks
Live Phonics: Read Write Inc. Phonics are putting on free sessions on their YouTube channel for children to take part in; three short Speed Sound lessons with one of their trainers every day during school closure. Films will only be available at the times below and then for 24-hours after.
Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30am and again at 12.30pm.
We have then uploaded worksheets below for practising these letter formations.
Songs to sing: w/c 13.07.20
HOLD YOUR OWN SPORTS DAY!
As there will sadly be no Sports Day in school this term, we would love you to try and have your own mini Sports Day in the park. You could do it by yourself, with your family or even with some of your friends (socially distanced). Here is a list of suggested events/races that you could do:
- SACK RACE - Step into a sack or pillowcase, then jump a marked out distance in it.
- SPRINT - Run as fast as you can from one point to another.
- EGG AND SPOON RACE - Take your time to get from one point to another without the egg (plastic or rubber or any suitable object) falling off the spoon.
- BEANBAG (or similar) ON HEAD RACE - Keep the beanbag on your head and try to get from one point to another as quickly as you can.
- BEANBAG (or any suitable object) THROWING - Throw the beanbag as far as you can.
- STANDING LONG JUMP - How far can you jump from a standing position?
- HOW HIGH CAN YOU JUMP? - Stand next to a wall (so that someone can measure roughly how high you can jump) and jump as high as you can.