Nursery: Blog items

Nursery - Spring 1 - Week 1

Date: 7th Jan 2021 @ 4:20pm

Happy New Year to everyone! It may not be the start to the year that we expected but we have loved being able to see everyone and hear about Christmas, whether it be in person or via Zoom.

This week the children have enjoyed listening to different stories all about the ‘New Year’ and talking about how this is celebrated. This brought us to thinking about New Year’s resolutions and our hopes and dreams for 2021. The children were able to share these with us and we will reflect upon them through the year.

We have loved seeing the learning taking place this week and that has been shared on Tapestry.

We will continue with our weekly class blog updates when we are all back in school together. 

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Bevin and Mrs Molloy

Nursery - Autumn 2 - Week 7

Date: 16th Dec 2020 @ 1:55pm

We have had yet another fantastic week in Nursery and we cannot believe it is nearly Christmas already! 

We hope you enjoyed watching our Nativity performance. The children have worked incredibly hard and we are so proud of them all. What super stars they are!!

We continued to think about Christmas and how it is a time we celebrate Jesus’ birthday. The children also enjoyed attending our Christmas WOW service on Wednesday, thank you to Caroline and Anne for all their help and support this year. The children have also been very busy making cards and gifts for their family and they are all very excited.

On Monday the children enjoyed watching the ‘National Elf Service’ pantomime, and enjoyed taking part in all aspects of a pantomime. The children found a magic portal which allowed the class to save Christmas. The children also enjoyed a visit to see Santa, what a truly magical experience for them.

The children had the best time on Friday when we ended the term with a party day. We played lots of games and enjoyed dancing to Christmas music.

We would like to thank you all for your kind wishes, cards and gifts and we wish you and your families a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Mrs Bevin and Mrs Molloy

Nursery Reminders:

Return to school – Wednesday 6th January

 

Nursery - Autumn 2 - Week 6

Date: 10th Dec 2020 @ 5:47pm

  

Nursery have been very busy practicing for their Nativity, which we know you are going to love!!

This week the children have enjoyed learning about the Christian tradition of a ‘Christingle.’ The children talked about symbolism of the Christingle and then enjoyed creating their own Christingle to take home. The children continued with the Christmas theme by listening to the Nativity Story. We then thought about the true meaning of Christmas and if they were to visit Baby Jesus what would they take as a gift? This led to a very interesting discussion about what a gift was and how something as simple as a smile of a hug could be a gift and that Jesus was a gift from God.

As part of Computer Science Education Week, the children in Nursery took part in a coding activity using Beebots. The children explored how to make the Beebot move forwards and backwards. Well done Nursery you worked really hard and did not give up! 

Friday was Christmas jumper day, the children came to school wearing their own clothes and a Christmas jumper. We are raising money for Save the Children if you would like to donate please click on this link

We also had a visit from Santa’s Elves on Friday, they left the children a book called ‘The story of the Kindness Elves’ by Anna Ranson and Benjamin Byrne, candy canes and a challenge to create their own kindness elf to take home with them, Nursery they looked amazing.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Bevin and Mrs Molloy

 

Nursery Reminders:

Wednesday 15th December - WOW service 2pm at St Peter's Church

For more information about the events listed below please see letter on School Spider.

Friday 18th December - Mufti Day school finishes at 1pm

 

Nursery - Autumn 2 - Week 5

Date: 3rd Dec 2020 @ 5:09pm

  

Nursery have been very busy practicing for their Nativity, which we know you are going to love!!

For RE we began to think about Christmas and how it is a time we celebrate Jesus’ birthday. The children enjoyed listening to the Nativity story and discussing how special Jesus is to them.

The children had a lovely surprise on Tuesday when an Elf appeared in our classroom. We were so excited to welcome the Elf and quickly named him ‘Snowflake’. Each day he has brought a gift of a book to the class that we have enjoyed sharing at the end of the day. Snowflake has even provided us with some challenges to develop our thinking skills. The first task Snowflake left for us was to create a scarf, we had to use the resources he had left us to make a scarf for his elf friends in the North Pole. The creations looked amazing!!!

We ended the week with a festive Santa dash, the children wore Santa hats, tinsel and even Santa suits as they ran a lap of the school field. Well done Nursery.

During the summer, many of our pupils took part in and completed the Arts Council's 'Summer Reading Challenge'. This year, they have introduced a 'Winter Mini Challenge', encouraging children to read three books between now and the 15th January 2021. For further details on how to take part, please visit the 'Winter Mini Challenge' website.

Formby Methodist Church have created an Angel Trail around Formby Village! You are tasked with hunting for the missing angels in various shops and locations around the village. All will become clear when you follow the link for the digital trail sheet here. There is also a Christmas "goody bag" for every family that takes part. Good luck!

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Bevin and Mrs Molloy

 

Nursery Reminders:

For more information about the events listed below please see letter on school spider.

Friday 11th December – Christmas Jumper day

Friday 18th December - Mufti Day

 

Nursery - Autumn 2 - Week 4

Date: 26th Nov 2020 @ 3:59pm

   

Phew another busy week in Nursery!

In RE, it was the last week for our ‘Special People’ theme and we continued to talk about special people within our community. The children recalled making a rainbow picture for the local fire station. The Fire Fighters loved our pictures and said a great big ‘Thank you’. Super work Nursery!

We have continued to explore the story of ‘The Three little Pigs’, we focused on new vocabulary this week and took time to time to discuss and explain new words with the children. We discussed items of clothes we would want to take with us if we went away for a few days and wrote a list. The children also used a flow map to sequence the pictures from the story correctly. The children used a bubble map to think of words to describe a wolf, we then enjoyed making our own wolf picture and discussing if we knew any other stories with wolves in.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Bevin and Mrs Molloy

 

Nursery Reminders:

For more information about the events listed below please see letter on school spider.

  • Friday 4th December – Santa Dash during the morning – weather permitted.
  • Friday 11th December – Christmas Jumper day – children to wear own clothes and a Christmas Jumper in support of ‘Save the Children UK’ charity.
  • Friday 18th December - Mufti Day and last day of term.

Nursery - Autumn 2 - Week 3

Date: 19th Nov 2020 @ 8:39am

  

WOW! What a very exciting week we have had.

In RE, we continued with our ‘Special People’ theme, this week we turned our thoughts to special people within our community. The children talked about Firefighters, Doctors, Vets and lots of other different professionals who are special to us. We discussed why these people are special and what they do to help us. The children decided they would like to make a special picture to take to the local fire station to say ‘Thank You’ for all they do.

On Wednesday morning, we could not believe it there were sticks, straw and furniture all over the classroom floor. There were paw prints and a set of numbered clues the children wondered what had happened and who did this!!  The children received a letter from PC Goat explaining what had happened and asking the children to help him investigate. The children concluded it was the big bad wolf from the story ‘The Three Little Pigs.’ Super investigation skills Nursery. The children began to think what they knew about pigs. We used a circle map and the black fact thinking hat to recall what the children knew.

 

As part of our Journeys and Celebrations theme, the children have also been learning about Diwali.  We discussed why people celebrate Diwali? The children linked their learning to other festivals of light such as Bonfire night and Christmas. The children then enjoyed creating their very own diva lamp from clay.

 

See you all on Monday.

Mrs Bevin and Mrs Molloy

 

 

Nursery - Autumn 2 - Week 2

Date: 11th Nov 2020 @ 5:32pm

   

We have had yet another fantastic week in Nursery!

In RE, we learnt all about ‘Remembrance Day. We enjoyed watching the cbeebies animation ‘Poppies’ and we talked about why we wear a poppy in November. We took part in different activities linked to Remembrance, such as creating poppies from glass beads and collage materials and collaging our own poppies. The children even made a special poppy biscuit to take home.  Continuing with our ‘Special People’ theme we talked about ‘who is special?’ and ‘what makes someone special?’. The children then made a star to give to a person who is special to them.

This week the children have had the best time celebrating ‘Kindness Week’. They started the week by listening to the story ‘Kind’ by Alison Green and thought about how important it is to be kind to each other and ourselves; this links beautifully with our school value of Nurture. The children ended the week celebrating Children in Need. We took part in lots of different activities during the day, such as ‘hunt the spots’ and  making our very own Pudsy Bear headband. What a fun week we have had to raise awareness of such a good cause!

Despite two national lockdowns this year, our annual Celebration of Kindness Week was still able to take place in school this week, culminating in another video!  You can see this year’s ‘Celebration of Kindness video’ on our school YouTube channel. We hope that all our TSP friends and families can find enjoyment in watching this year's film. As always, the message of the video remains, 'Laugh More...Worry Less.'

We hope you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Mrs Bevin and Mrs Molloy

 

 

Nursery - Autumn 2 - Week 1

Date: 5th Nov 2020 @ 4:41pm

    

Welcome back after a lovely half term. This week the children have been fantastic, they have welcomed some new children to our class; who have settled so well.

As part of our ‘Special People’ theme in RE, the children enjoyed talking about their family and why the people in their family were special, they also enjoyed creating a simple family tree. We also enjoyed attending WOW, which was all about ‘Remembrance’. Thank you to Anne and Caroline for all your hard work.

We have enjoyed listening to the story about the ‘Gunpowder Plot’ and talked about the fireworks we have seen this week.  We created our own fireworks pictures and then wrote a firework sound to go with them.  We even made our own edible sparklers and made firework pictures on bread using food colouring. what a tasty snack!

We hope you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Mrs Bevin and Mrs Molloy

Nursery Reminders:

 

- Don't forget to check the 'Memos' section on Tapestry for any messages for your child.

- Please make sure you keep us updated with any allergies or medical conditions that your child may have.

- If your child does not have wellies and an outdoor all in one waterproof, please can this be provided in a labelled bag.

Nursery - Autumn 1 - Week 8

Date: 21st Oct 2020 @ 2:41pm

 

We cannot believe it is half term, what an time amazing we have had.

This week the children have enjoyed the story ‘Leaf Man’. They have loved using leaves they have collected to create their own leaf design and then using the App ‘ChatterKid’, the children were able to add their own voice to bring their creation to life.

We also enjoyed listening to the story ‘Pumpkin Soup’, we were inspired to made our own Pumpkin soup which tasted delicious. We even made and decorated our very own Pumpkin biscuit!

As the nights draw in and the clocks go back this coming weekend, it is a good time to revisit road safety with your child. Please find a useful guide from RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) attached.

If you would like your child to continue their learning at home over half-term, we have collated a list of useful websites that you can access and shared this on Tapestry. There is also the Home Learning page on our school website for more support.

Enjoy the holiday and we look forward to another exciting half term ahead.

 

Nursery - Autumn 1 - Week 7

Date: 15th Oct 2020 @ 8:12am

    

Nursery you are Amazing! What a fantastic week we have had together.

This week in RE, the children have enjoyed looking at how Harvest is celebrated around the world. The children enjoyed finding the different countries on the globe and began to make connections with how we celebrate Harvest or other special occasions e.g. We have turkey at Christmas and in America they have it at ‘Thanksgiving’. The children then enjoyed creating pictures from fruit just like they do in Thailand to celebrate Harvest

The children have enjoyed the story of ‘Little Red Hen’. They have loved listening to and retelling the story in their own words they also baked their own Hedgehog bread rolls! The children were very excited on Friday to receive a letter from ‘Little Red Hen’ who had sent the children a gift of bread, honey and jam for them to taste. Thank you, Little Red Hen.

The children have also been busy thinking about Autumn. The children enjoyed going on an Autumn walk to collect Autumn treasures with their friends. They then used these Autumn treasures in lots of different activities around the classroom, such as creating an Autumn crown, making Hedgehogs out of leaves and pine cone rolling!  What a lovely time we have had.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Nursery - Autumn 1 - Week 6

Date: 7th Oct 2020 @ 6:12pm

       

What a fabulous week we have had!

The children enjoyed attending WOW this week, Anne talked all about sharing and Harvest. We watched a story about Jesus, his disciples and a little boy sharing fish and bread with 5,000 people.

Then continuing with our Harvest theme, the children have been thinking about how food grows around the world. The children used their senses to explore different fruit, such as passion fruit and mango. They then looked on a globe to find which country the fruit was grown in and talked about how it would be transported to our country.  They then enjoyed tasting the different fruits.

The children have continued to look at our focus book ‘Peace at last’. The children talked about their houses and even used building blocks to create their own house. The children have also used different pictures from the story and created a flow map for the beginning, middle and end of the story. Well done everyone.  

On Friday we celebrated World Mental Health day by talking about different feelings. The children enjoyed playing ‘guess how I am feeling?’ They had to guess how a friend was feeling by looking at their faces. What great fun!

Please make sure you keep us updated with any allergies or medical conditions that your child may have.

We hope you have a super weekend.

Nursery - Autumn 1 - Week 5

Date: 30th Sep 2020 @ 3:46pm

       

 

What a very busy week we have had in Nursery!

We began the week by celebrating European day of Languages. The children enjoyed learning to say ‘Hello’ in Spanish. Why don’t you see if they can remember what to say at home?

The children have enjoyed starting to look at our focus book ‘Peace at last’. The children talked about their bedtime routines using the pictures that had been sent into school. Thank you for these, it was so lovely to hear the children talking to their friends about their bedtime routine. The children loved the challenge of trying to build a bed for a small toy using different construction materials.

On Thursday Nursery celebrated ‘National Poetry day’ by listening to a poem called ‘Magic Shoes’ from Mrs Molloy’s favourite poetry book ‘Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar’. The children loved the magic shoes Mrs Molloy was wearing and were inspired to design their own pair of magic shoes and think about what they would be able to do in them. The children came up with some fantastic ideas!

We hope you all have a great weekend

Reminder

Additional contribution money and permission slip to be returned to school by Monday 5th October 2020.

WOW service Wednesday 7th October 2pm at St Peter’s Church.

Tempest Photography  Friday 9th October 

Nursery - Autumn 1 - Week 4

Date: 23rd Sep 2020 @ 4:50pm

 

WOW Nursery, what another amazing week we have had!

This week for RE, the children enjoyed talking about names and why these are important.  We discussed how we feel when someone knows our name and says it. We also discussed everyone’s name within our class, the children enjoyed writing their name in a large hand to show that God hold us all in his hands. We finished by singing ‘He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands’.

The children have enjoyed exploring the book ‘We’re all Wonders’. They have spent time looking in mirrors and discussing similarities and differences with their friends. They then enjoyed creating their very own self portrait. The children also created their own unique and wonderful friend using marshmallows and sprinkles, they discussed how they had all created a different friend and when they put them all together, they look wonderful. The children have also thought about how it feels to belong to our school and what they like best about being in Nursery. The children looked at the school star on their jumpers and what this meant, they all then enjoyed creating their own painting of the school star.

What a busy week! Thank you Nursery and we hope you have a lovely weekend.

Reminder

If you haven’t already completed the Nursery System Test on Tapestry, please could you do so as soon as possible. Many thanks.

Additional contribution money and permission slip to be returned to school by Monday 5h October 2020

Nursery - Autumn 1 Week 3

Date: 16th Sep 2020 @ 2:14pm

  

Well the sun has been shining this week and so have Nursery!!!

This week for RE the children have enjoyed looking at their fingerprints through a magnifying glass, we discussed how everyone’s fingerprints are unique to them. The children enjoyed using their thumb prints to create their very own picture. We also enjoyed attending our very first WOW service of the year. Thank you to all of you who came to support us and also a Thank you to Anne for all her hard work.

The children were very excited on Monday as they received their very first music lesson from Miss Dilworth a teacher from Formby High. The children enjoyed singing in time to the beat and joining in with the actions especially ‘The Witch’s Potion’ song.

We have continued to enjoy our theme ‘Trolls’. The children enjoyed baking cupcakes and then decorating then with swirly whirly Troll hair icing. We hope you enjoyed them they looked delicious! We have also enjoyed using clay to create our very own Troll. The children had to carefully roll the clay and then add eyes, a nose and not forgetting the hair. Nursery they look amazing!

What a truly amazing week, thank you Nursery and we hope you have a lovely weekend.

Tapestry Reminder 

A Tapestry user guide has been uploaded to Tapestry, this includes important information on how to view and download files and how to upload observations for your child. Please ensure your notifications are turned on and you are regularly checking your Tapestry account as this will replace the blog to communicate important information. 

By allowing your child to use Tapestry, you are confirming your acceptance of our Acceptable Use Policy. This has been attached below if you have not yet read this.

 

Nursery - Autumn 1 Week 2

Date: 9th Sep 2020 @ 2:12pm

 

This week for RE, the children have enjoyed listening to a story called ‘You are very special’. This provided the children with the opportunity to discuss how they were all very special and that God loves us all the same. The children then enjoyed making their own mirror to look in and remember how special they are!

The children were very excited on Monday morning when they discovered lots of glitter and a special gift. When we opened it we discovered it was the book ‘Trolls’ from Princess Poppy. Princess Poppy has set us lots of different challenges to complete. We have enjoyed thinking about what makes us happy, creating our own trolls using paint and chalk, making Troll hair bands and then dancing to the song ‘Hair Up!’ from the film. 

On Friday the children enjoyed celebrating ‘Roald Dahl’. The children enjoyed learning about the story ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. The children enjoyed visiting the invention station and creating their very own fantastic sweet! They also enjoyed making their very own ‘Wonka’s Scrumptious Strawberry Playdough’ we hope you enjoy playing with it this weekend!!

 

The school nurse service is still available to parents if you should require any health advice for your child. Please find below contact details:

Peter Charlton

Community Staff Nurse
Formby 0-19 Team

T: 01704-395723

M: 07769-491162

Reminders

WOW Service – Wednesday 16th September @2pm

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you on Monday.

 

 

Nursery - Autumn 1 Week 1

Date: 4th Sep 2020 @ 8:28am

        

 

Welcome to Nursery, it is so lovely to welcome so many new children to Nursery as well as welcoming back children who were with us last year. The children have been amazing and have settled into the Nursery setting beautifully. Throughout the week the children have been enjoying exploring all of the exciting activities available to them, from the mud kitchen to the pirate ship. We are very proud of how well they have settled and the fun they have had.

We have really enjoyed listening to the story 'The Invisible String' by Patrice Krast. We talked about the invisible strings that connect us to our famiy members and loved ones. The children enjoyed making Invisible string bracelets to take home with them and we hope you liked them!

It has been a fantastic start to the new term, we hope you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Can you please ensure that all of your children’s clothes including shoes are clearly labelled.

Learning at home activity idea:

 Look in the mirror and describe what you can see. For example: What colour are your eyes? What colour is your hair?

Remember you can use Tapestry to share any news from home and to keep up to date with your child's learning. Don't forget there is also the class email address Nursery@tsp.sefton.school if you need to pass on any messages to us.

Welcome to Nursery!

Date: 1st Sep 2020 @ 2:03pm

Mrs Molloy and Mrs Bevin would like to wish you a warm welcome to Nursery!

Nursery day is from 8:40am till 2:40pm. Please drop off and collect your child from the following entrance. Please also remember to abide by the one way system which is in operation.

 

Our classroom and Outdoor area is all ready for you and we are very excited!!

    

 

 

Please can you make sure all of your child's clothes are clearly labelled with their name. Could your child also bring to school a pair of wellingtons and an all in one waterproof for outdoor play. Also could you provide a change of clothes for your child (jogging bottoms, t-shirt, underwear and socks) to be kept in their book bag.

Please ensure your child has a water bottle with them that will remain on their table and be returned home each night for washing.

PE lessons will take place on Tuesday mornings. Children will complete PE sessions in their uniform and need to wear trainers for the day. No extra PE kit is needed.


Children will be provided with two snacks each day -  including fruit, vegetables, milk or water.

We know that there may be times when you need to drop us a quick note for example: pick up arrangements, and so with this in mind you can now contact us directly via this email address: Nursery@tsp.sefton.school or using Tapestry you will be able to share news from home.
 
We hope this will enable each parent to be able to drop off and collect their child promptly so to support the social distancing measures and one way system we have in place.
 
Please kindly note, we will check this inbox each school morning at 8.30 am. If there is a matter of urgency, please contact the school office as normal. 
 
All emails will be monitored in line with our Parent Communication Policy
 

Please also let us know for our records, by the end of the week, if you would require an electronic device should your child need to isolate or in the case of a local lockdown.

We are looking forward to our year ahead and we are excited to see what wonderful things the new school year brings.

Thank you!

Nursery Final Blog - 17.07.20

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 4:45pm

    

  

Well Nursery, we hoped you enjoyed our final ‘Zoom’ meeting today and sharing some memories of our time together. It is always so lovely to see all of you, we really do miss you! We cannot quite believe that it is the end of the year, it is not quite how we had planned to spend our time with you and it has been very strange for all.  

 

We have loved being your teachers and have spent the last week reflecting on all the fun we had together, from your very first day to our visit to Farmer Ted’s. You are all super stars and we hope you had as much fun as we did!! We are sure you continued to have fun and learn new things while you have been at home with your families.

If you wish for your child to continue with their learning over the summer period, below are some activities you can enjoy:

Reception Ready:

  • Why not try writing your name?
  • Practice how to write numbers 1-5, then try 6-10.
  • Can you practice matching objects to numbers.
  • Can you put your coat on and fasten it?
  • Can you sing and say the days of the week? Discuss what day it was yesterday and what day it will be tomorrow.
  • Enjoy reading stories and singing Nursery rhymes together.
  • Practice using a knife, fork and spoon.
  • Can you to carry a small tray with a plastic plate on it?

 

Nursery

  • Practice recognising your name.
  • Can you recognise numbers to 5 ?
  • Singing Number Rhymes.
  • Enjoy listening to stories and singing Nursery Rhymes.
  • Practice taking your shoes off and on and putting wellingtons on.
  • Practice putting your coat on.
  • Can you use a knife, fork and spoon?
  • Practice drinking from a cup without spilling.

We wanted to take the time to wish you the best of luck as some of you move to new schools, some of you will move up to our Reception class and for those of you remaining with us we can’t wait to see you in September.

Please if you see us out and about over the summer, make sure you give us a big ‘Hello’.

Thank you as well to parents who sent in gifts and cards this week!

Take care Nursery, you are superstars!

Big Hugs,

Mrs Bevin and Mrs Molloy

 

 

 

September 2020 - Transition Guide for Nursery into Reception

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 12:28pm

Please see the transition PowerPoint below for additional information to ensure that your child has the best start to Reception.

Thank you,

Mrs Bevin, Mrs Molloy & Miss Giles

September 2020 - Transition Guide for Nursery

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 12:25pm

Please see the transition PowerPoint below for additional information to ensure that your child has the best start to Nursery.

Thank you,

Mrs Bevin & Mrs Molloy

Picture News w.c 13.07.20

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 9:36am

Holidays

Story: A new traffic light system, awarding different colours to countries depending on the number of coronavirus cases there has been announced by the UK government.

Question: What are holiday traffic lights?

How to use Picture news at home:

  • Show the EY Picture News poster (above).
  • Get the children thinking about what they can see on the poster and then tell them what is happening in the news story.
  • Use the EY Home Recording sheet to record your child's thoughts. Encourage other family members to also give their thoughts so your child can see that other people may think or feel differently to them. It might be useful to name the comments to help remember who said what.
  • Show your child the British Values poster and discuss.

 

 

Nursery - Learning at Home w.c 13.07.20

Date: 5th Jul 2020 @ 1:41pm

Hello everyone.

 

It was great to see you all and share story time with you today; we love to share our stories with you and we hope you are enjoying them too!

 

 

 

Next week, we will have our final Nursery Zoom, on Friday morning at 8:45am. It will be a really lovely way to end a wonderful year together and we hope that all of the children will be able to make it.

 

You will receive a text message the day before to confirm a password/hyperlink to join the meeting and will need to be able to have access to Zoom - www.zoom.com

We can’t wait to see you all!!!

In September, we will be introducing the new learning platform, 'Tapestry'. Further information on this can be found in the “Tapestry Letter” attachment below. Please read this letter as well as the “Tapestry Acceptable Use Policy” which is also attached.

Individual login details will be sent via email early next week. 

If you experience any difficulties signing up, please let us know via the curriculum account next week so that the whole class is prepared for September.

 

For our final home learning blog, we will provide two different sets of activities for our ‘Learning at Home’ blog with English, Maths and motor skill related activities. The first set of activities is for the children who will be transitioning into Reception in September. Completing these activities will ensure that your child is as ready as they can be to access the Reception curriculum. The second set is for the children who will be returning to Nursery. The activities at the end of the blog are for all of our Nursery pupils to enjoy. We hope you find this useful.

 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set; just select the activities that you feel will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you.

 

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here: BBC Bitesize or watch the daily lessons online here: BBC IPlayer

 

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

For your additional information and support, the Government have provided guidance for parents on how to ‘Help Primary School Children continue their education during coronavirus’  and have also indicated use of the Oakland Academy which we can also highly recommend for direct teaching. 

Please note that the school’s ‘curriculum’ email account will close on Friday 17th July.

 

 

Listed below are the suggested learning activities for our Reception Starters:

Phonics / Communication and Language / Writing

Sound of the week – ‘c’,

 

Rhymes for letter formation – taken from Read Write Inc.

 

 

Can you make a collection of different items beginning with ‘c’? Try blending these words together to hear the sound of the word:

c-o-g, c-o-t, c-a-p, c-a-t, c-o-n, c-o-b, c-o-p, c-o-x.

 

Watch and learn about The c sound with the Phonics Wizards.

 

Complete the ‘My ‘c’ Workbook’ activity which is attached, focusing on the initial ‘c’ sound. If you cannot print the pictures, you can look at them together and discuss the answers.

 

Play the ‘Initial sounds (m, d, g, o, c, k) PowerPoint game’ focusing on the sounds that you and your child have already learnt. It is important to continue to recap over the other sounds learnt too. 

 

Whilst your child is writing the letter ‘c’ can they say the rhyme - ‘Curl around the caterpillar’? Please remember to ensure that your child is using the correct grip when writing (see image below).

 

 

 

 

With your child, can you try writing the following words:   cat – cap –cot – cog – cop? These are words using sounds that the children have already learnt. First, sound talk the words and then encourage them to say the correct letter formation rhyme for each sound as they write them. Also encourage your child to say the word back to you when they have written it.

 

The ‘Phonics Play’ website continue to make all their interactive and printable resources accessible during this time. The games and resources are computer / tablet friendly. The children should be working within phase 1 and 2. Follow this link and log in using username: march20 and password: home.

 

Reading is the key that unlocks all learning! We encourage you to continue to enjoy reading stories daily with your child. Why not enjoy a night time story using  Read Along Mondays with Michelle Obama as she reads her favourite stories? You can access stories on the CBeebies bedtime website. Storyline Online have a variety of books for you to enjoy. You can listen, watch and read along with the stories and encourage the children to re-tell the story to you and ask questions that help to develop their comprehension skills.

 

The Summer Reading Challenge is well underway, despite the closure of public libraries. Why not enrol your child onto 'The Silly Squad' reading challenge, if they have not done so already?

 

Continue to practise writing your name using the correct pencil grip.

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics:

This week, for Maths, your child will be focusing on Number. Your child will practise counting objects and matching to numbers. They will also continue to practice their counting skills by being able to say numbers in order to 10 and counting backwards to zero. Then, can they count to 20? Your child also needs to continue practising their number formation for numbers from 0 to 10. Please remember, it is always important to hold the pencil correctly - please see the image above. We hope you find the following activities useful!

 

For this activity, you will need some playdough. If you don’t have any, please follow the link for how to make it. Using the number cards provided, encourage the children to trace the number with their finger and then, using the playdough, can they make the numbers? If you have any small items, such as coins, buttons or Lego, can the children count the correct amount of objects underneath the number they have made?

 

Why not see if you can complete the ‘All about number 10’ home learning challenges provided?

 

The children may enjoy playing the following games:

Ladybird count – Order, count and match the numbers.

Teddy Numbers – recognising numbers and number words to 15

Count with Lecky – Numeral recognition games

 

 

For this activity, you will need the ten-frame resource provided. The ten frame is a tool that can be used to help the children with their counting; it is an easy way for your children to see numbers. You will also need the number cards provided and some 1 pence coins. First, show your child a number card and encourage them to tell you the number they see. Then, using the coins, count them onto the tens frame. Remember, only one coin per square. Please follow the link for an interactive ten frame you can use if you can’t print at home.

 

Use the ten frame peg matching game provided, count the objects in the ten frame and find the matching number.

 

Can you count back from 10 to 0? Why not see if the Numberblocks can help?

 

Use the number formation sheet provided to practice your number formation. If you cannot print then can you copy them?

 

 

Funky Fingers (Fine Motor Skills):

 

For this activity, you will need some scissors and the attached pirate themed cutting sheets. Encourage your child to cut out the shapes, keeping close to the black outline as possible. If you cannot print the resource, please remember the children can practice their cutting skills using any spare paper you may have.

 

Listed below are the suggested learning activities for children who will be in Nursery in September:

 

Rhyming Pairs Game

Using the Rhyming cards attached, cut out the pictures, turn them face down and play a game to find the rhyming pairs. Which words rhyme? Can your child continue the rhyming string for example car, star, bar, far, tar?

 

 

 

 

Match the Rhyming Words

Using the Rhyming words sheet to match the rhyming words together.

 

 

Alliteration

Using the attached, ‘Can you find….?’ poster and the poster instructions, discuss what is in the poster and what can your child see. Then follow the instructions to find specific objects on the poster that begin with ‘s’. For example, sad sun, small sailboat, sparkling sea etc. Encourage your child to think of their own alliterations for objects in the house beginning with ‘s’. For example, sparkly sandals, shining sun.

 

‘Phonics Play’ continue to make all their interactive and printable resources accessible during this time. The games and resources are computer / tablet friendly. The children should be working within phase 1. Follow this link and log in using, username: march20 and password: home.

 

Reading is the key that unlocks all learning! We encourage you to continue to enjoy reading stories daily with your child. Why not enjoy a night time story using  Read Along Mondays with Michelle Obama as she reads her favourite stories? You can access stories on the CBeebies bedtime website. Storyline Online have a variety of books for you to enjoy. You can listen, watch and read along with the stories and encourage the children to re-tell the story to you and ask questions that help to develop their comprehension skills.

 

The Summer Reading Challenge is well underway now online. If you haven’t already enrolled your child, perhaps take a look and sign them up!

 

 

Mathematics:

This week, for Maths, your child is going to explore Number. They will also practise their counting skills being able to say numbers, in order, up to 5. We hope you find the following activities useful!

 

Firstly, this week we are going to focus on the number five. Please follow the link and listen to the Number 5 song from Alphablocks.  Look out for things in the indoor and outdoor environment that are in quantities of five and make a collection. For example, five leaves, five pebbles, five pieces of pasta. Can the children do five hops, five skips, five jumps and five claps?

 

Look at number order to five using the Numberblocks to help.

 

Can you complete the Eye Spy and count to 5 Superhero activity attached? If you can’t print the sheet, can you count the objects from the computer screen and try and make marks to record your numbers?

 

Use the PowerPoint provided to learn all about number 5.

 

Watch Numbertime all about Number 5.

 

Try to write the number five - you can use the resource provided or simply copy and write your own!

 

Begin to practice your number formation for numbers 1 – 5, using the sheet provided. Remember, if you cannot print the sheet that is ok. Maybe you could encourage the children to write their numbers using a stick in the mud when outside or even place some sugar in a tray for them to write their numbers.

 

 

Funky Fingers (Fine Motor Skills):

Why not make your own playdough and have a go at taking part in Dough Disco to strengthen your child’s fingers ready for writing?

 

Activities for ALL our Nursery pupils to enjoy:

This will be our last week on our theme of ‘Pirates!’ Listed below are many fun songs, games and tasks that your child can take part in this week – enjoy!

 

Book of the Week

Enjoy listening to the story ‘Penguins Make Bad Pirates’ by Playkids.

 

Expressive Arts and Design (Art)

Make a pirate’s telescope using a plastic / paper cup, 2 cardboard tubes and paint with your child. Follow this link for help.

 

Understanding of the World (Science)

Why not discover whether ice melts faster in hot or cold water?  All you need to do is freeze a plastic fish or other small counter in a cube of ice along with a piece of string. Tie the other end of the string to a stick and you have your very own ice fishing rod! Then place them in a bowl of hot water and another in a bowl of cold water. Discuss when it melts faster in hot or cold water?

 

A variety of scientific investigations to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found here, on the First discoverers website and here, on the Royal Institution website. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists, whilst taking part in some exciting experiments.

 

Computing

Your child may enjoy the ‘30 Creative Activities’ on the Apple Education website, encouraging the children to use technology in a positive and productive way.  We are aware many children will be experiencing increased screen time at home and you may not know about some of the ways you can use technology to support their digital literacy and creative skills.

 

 

R.E

St Peter’s website have their weekly Sunday Club page, which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

Saddleback Kids Ministry has created a menu of links to 88 short, animated Bible videos about Jesus, which can be accessed here. You can also go straight to their channel on YouTube here. Each clip is an animated retelling of a Bible story for children, which are ideal for use in Collective Worship.

 

The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

There is also the Weekly Big Question discussion that you may like to do with your child, please see separate blog post.

 

Expressive Arts and Design (Music)

 

Follow the link to learn and sing ‘'A Pirate Went To Sea'.

Continue to enjoy singing Nursery Rhymes and songs on the BBC School Radio website.

 

Bring the Noise – Play It!

Get started with Play It! and explore the different elements that make up a song. Play or clap along with the music and then listen back to your own version of songs.

 

 

Out of the Ark At Home

Free Singing Resources! Topical and educational songs with lyrics and additional activities.

 

 

Physical Development (PE)

Mrs Bevin and Mrs Molloy’s Keep Fit Challenges

  • Can you travel on your tiptoes outside in a large space?
  • Can you practise hopping, running and galloping around the garden or outside in a large space?
  • Can you move around the floor in a variety of ways such as rolling, shuffling on your bottom or slithering on your tummy?
  • Can you practise standing on one foot for a few seconds without falling over? What about the other foot? How long can you balance on one foot for?

 

The children enjoy taking part in Cosmic Kids Yoga and this can be accessed at home. Perhaps you could go on an adventure with Squish the Fish!

 

In addition, the Association for PE have produced a series of short, fun and engaging lessons for you to try at home. All of the activities are designed specifically for PE at home and offer lots of creative ways for everyone to stay active during isolation. These videos can all be accessed here.

 

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Nursery. This email account will be closed from Friday 17th July 2020.

 

Have a great week and we send you lots of virtual hugs!

 

 

Mrs Bevin and Mrs Molloy

 

Picture News w.c. 6.07.20

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 10:05am

 

First Impressions

 

 

Story: A red, white and blue paint job on the Prime Minister's plane has recently been revealed.

Question: Why do we decorate different things?

How to use Picture news at home:

  • Show the EY Picture News poster (above).
  • Get the children thinking about what they can see on the poster and then tell them what is happening in the news story.
  • Use the EY Home Recording sheet to record your child's thughts. Encourage other family members to also give their thoughts so your child can see that other people may think or feel differently to them. It might be useful to name the comments to help remember who said what.
  • Show your child the British Values poster and discuss.

 

Nursery - Learning at Home w.c 6.07.20

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 2:32pm

Hello everyone.

We really enjoyed sharing another story time with you today and it was so nice to see you all.

We will be hosting another class story time via ‘Zoom!’ again on Friday. Once again, Miss Giles will be joining our Zoom again so that you get to see her and she can be part of our story time fun! We really hope your child will be able to come along.

You will receive a text message on the morning to confirm a password/hyperlink to join the meeting and will need to be able to have access to Zoom - www.zoom.com

We can’t wait to see you all!!!

 

We continue to provide two different sets of activities for our ‘Learning at Home’ blog with English, Maths and motor skill related activities. The first set of activities is for the children who will be transitioning into Reception in September. Completing these activities will ensure that your child is as ready as they can be to access the Reception curriculum. The second set is for the children who will be returning to Nursery. The activities at the end of the blog are for all of our Nursery pupils to enjoy. We hope you find this useful.

 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set; just select the activities that you feel will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you.

 

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here: BBC Bitesize or watch the daily lessons online here: BBC iPlayer

 

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

For your additional information and support, the Government have provided guidance for parents on how to ‘Help Primary School Children continue their education during coronavirus’  and have also indicated use of the Oakland Academy which we can also highly recommend for direct teaching. 

 

 

Listed below are the suggested learning activities for our Reception Starters:

Phonics / Communication and Language / Writing

Sound of the week – ‘o’,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you make a collection of different items beginning with ‘o’? Try blending these words together to hear the sound of the word:

d-o-g, c-o-d, c-o-p, l-o-g, s-o-b, p-o-t, t-o-g, h-o-t, t-o-p, B-o-b, j-o-g, b-o-x.

 

Complete the My ‘o’ Workbook activity which is attached, focusing on the initial ‘o’ sound. If you cannot print the pictures, you can look at them together and discuss the answers.

 

Watch and learn about The o sound with the Phonics Wizards.

 

Using the ‘o’ sound playdough mats, see if your child can make the letter ‘o’ using playdough. Can they name the picture beginning with ‘o’?

 

Whilst your child is writing the letter ‘o’, can they say the rhyme - ‘all around the orange? Please remember to ensure that your child is using the correct grip when writing (see image below).

 

 

 

With your child, can you try writing the following words:  top -  dog – pop –tom – pot  – tog - got? These are words using sounds that the children have already learnt. First, sound talk the words and then encourage them to say the correct letter formation rhyme for each sound as they write them. Also encourage your child to say the word back to you when they have written it.

 

‘Phonics Play’ website continue to make all their interactive and printable resources accessible during this time. The games and resources are computer / tablet friendly. The children should be working within phase 1 and 2. Follow this link and log in using username: march20 and password: home.

 

Reading is the key that unlocks all learning! We encourage you to continue to enjoy reading stories daily with your child. Why not enjoy a story using Read Along Mondays with Michelle Obama as she reads her favourite stories. You can access stories on the CBeebies bedtime website. Storyline Online have a variety of books for you to enjoy too. You can listen, watch and read along with the stories and encourage the children to re-tell the story to you and ask questions that help to develop their comprehension skills.

 

The Summer Reading Challenge is now well underway online. If you haven’t already enrolled your child, perhaps take a look and sign them up!

 

Continue to practise writing your name using the correct pencil grip.

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics:

Using the ‘I Spy and Count’ resource, encourage your child to practise counting to 10. Invite your child to look at the page of pictures and count how many of each character they can see. The characters are taken from popular traditional tales and nursery rhymes. After counting the pictures, your child can write the numbers onto the checklist. Encourage your child to check their answers using the answer sheet. Why not see if you can complete the counting to 20 challenge?

Show me – In this activity, you will need objects to count, e.g. pasta, cars, and coins. You will also need number cards from 0 to 10. If you have the number cards and give your child the objects. Show your child a number and ask them to count that many objects for you from their set. Make sure they touch each object as they count it. If they are correct, then show a different number and keep on repeating.

 

Simon Says - Play a game of ‘Simon Says’ with your child. Give them instructions such as ‘Simon says jump four times’ or ‘Simon says clap eight times’ encouraging your child to count the number of actions they are doing to make sure they are representing the correct number.

Number Call - Place your number cards in a random order around the room or even outside if you can. You shout a number and can your child find the number and stand by it?

With your child, use the number formation sheet provided for them to practice their number formation. If you cannot print can your child copy them onto a piece of paper?

 

 

Funky Fingers (Fine Motor Skills):

 

Ice Transfer

For this activity, you will need some ice cubes, two or more bowls and some spoons, tongs, two sticks or anything that you can use to transfer the ice. All you need to do is place the ice in a bowl and then see if your child can transfer the ice from one bowl to another using the tools provided. You could encourage the children to use their pincer grip and transfer the ice, which we are sure will lead to a great discussion! Most of all, have some fun! 

 

Listed below are the suggested learning activities for children who will be in Nursery in September:

 

Rhyming Words

Enjoy reading ‘Oi Dog!’ – Kes Gray & Jim Field. Please follow the link to enjoy the story. Explain to your child that a rhyming word is a word that sounds the same as other words for example dog / frog / log and then ask them to try to think of some different rhyming words to complete the rhyming string e.g., bog, jog, hog etc. Then, as a challenge, can your child have a go at doing different rhyming words - e.g. slug, bug, hug, tug - and discuss the other rhyming words in the book?

 

 

Rhyming Match Quiz

Play the ‘Rhyming Match Quiz’ using the PowerPoint attached. For each slide, discuss what each picture is and say the words. Ask your child which words rhyme with the big picture. For example: What rhymes with dog? The answer is: frog.

 

 

 

Rhyming Words Matching Game

Play the Washing Line Rhyme game focusing on rhyming words. Match the two pictures that rhyme.

 

 

‘Phonics Play’ continue to make all their interactive and printable resources accessible during this time. The games and resources are computer / tablet friendly. The children should be working within phase 1. Follow this link and log in using username: march20 and password: home.

 

Reading is the key that unlocks all learning! We encourage you to continue to enjoy reading stories daily with your child. Why not enjoy a story using  Read Along Mondays with Michelle Obama as she reads her favourite stories. You can access stories on the CBeebies bedtime website. Storyline Online have a variety of books for you to enjoy. You can listen, watch and read along with the stories and encourage the children to re-tell the story to you and ask questions that help to develop their comprehension skills.

The Summer Reading Challenge is well underway now online. If you haven’t already enrolled your child, perhaps take a look and sign them up!

 

 

Mathematics:

  • This week it is all about the number four. Please follow this link and listen to the Number 4 song from Alphablocks.  Look out for things in the indoor and outdoor environment that there are four of and make a collection. For example, four leaves, four pebbles, four pieces of pasta. Why not try and make a number book? Please see resource provided.

 

  • Practise counting forwards and backwards from 0 – 5.

 

  • Enjoy this song all about the number 4.

 

 

  • Why not try to write the number 4? You can use the resource provided or simply copy and write your own!

 

Funky Fingers (Fine Motor Skills):

 

For this activity, you will need some pasta tubes and some string. Encourage your child to thread the pasta onto the string one piece at a time.  Maybe your child could colour or paint the pasta and make it into a necklace or bracelet for a friend?

 

 

Activities for ALL our Nursery pupils to enjoy:

This week we will continue with our theme, ‘Pirates!’ Listed below are many fun songs, games and tasks that your child can take part in this week – enjoy!

 

 

 

Book of the Week

Enjoy listening to ‘Jake’s First Day’ (see story attached). The story is all about Jake the Pirate’s first day at school! Jake the Pirate and his friends are looking for buried treasure. We hope you enjoy this story!

 

Expressive Arts and Design (Art)

Can you make your own treasure map? Why not use the template provided? If you need some ideas please look at Jake’s treasure map to help. Can you find where x marks the spot?

 

Understanding of the World (Science)

Why not try making playdough, an activity from the Royal Institution website? Please see the activity attached, which contains all the information you need. This is an opportunity to learn about the science of mixtures, solutions and chemical reactions. Have fun!

A variety of scientific investigations to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found here, on the First discoverers website, and here, on the Royal Institution website. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists, whilst taking part in some exciting experiments.

 

Computing

Using the PowerPoint attached: encourage your child to talk about different types of technology that they have seen at home or at school;  discuss with your child about the different types of technology; encourage your child to make links to their own experiences and talk about different types of technology they have seen.

Your child may enjoy the ‘30 Creative Activities’ on the Apple Education website, encouraging the children to use technology in a positive and productive way. We are aware many children will be experiencing increased screen time at home and you may not know about some of the ways that you can use technology to support their digital literacy and creative skills.

 

R.E

St Peter’s website have their weekly Sunday Club page, which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

Saddleback Kids Ministry has created a menu of links to 88 short, animated Bible videos about Jesus, which can be accessed here. You can also go straight to their channel on YouTube here. Each clip is an animated retelling of a Bible story for children, which are ideal for use in Collective Worship.

There is also the Weekly Big Question discussion that you may like to do with your child, please see separate blog post.

 

Expressive Arts and Design (Music)

How do you fancy learning a pirate song? Follow this link for multiple pirate songs you can share with your child. Can you make up any dance moves or teach the song and dance to another family member.

Continue to enjoy singing Nursery Rhymes and songs on the BBC School Radio website.

Bring the Noise – Play It!

Get started with Play It! and explore the different elements that make up a song. Play or clap along with the music and make then listen back to your own version of songs.

 

 

Out of the Ark At Home

Free Singing Resources. Topical and educational songs with lyrics and additional activities.

 

Physical Development (PE)

Mrs Bevin and Mrs Molloy’s Keep Fit Challenges

  • Can you hop on one leg and count to 10? Now try the other leg.
  • Can you side step? First one way and then the other.
  • With arms at shoulder height to the sides, touch your thumb with each
    finger in order, from index to little and back. Start with left hand, right
    hand and then both together.

The children enjoy taking part in Cosmic Kids Yoga and this can be accessed at home. Why don’t you try ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt?

 

In addition, the Association for PE have produced a series of short, fun and engaging lessons for you to try at home. All of the activities are designed specifically for PE at home and offer lots of creative ways for everyone to stay active during isolation. These videos can all be accessed here.

 

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Nursery. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

 

Have a lovely week - we miss you lots!

 

 

Mrs Molloy and Mrs Bevin

 

Picture News w.c 29.06.20

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 9:43am

Statues

 

 

Story: Many statues around the world have been questioned for their purpose and value in recent weeks.

Question: Do you like statues?

How to use Picture News at home:

  • Show the EY Picture News Poster (above).
  • Get the children thinking about what they can see on the poster and then tell them what is happening in the news story.
  • Use EY Home Recording sheet to record your child’s thoughts. Encourage other family members to also give their thoughts so your child can see that other people may think or feel differently to them. It might be useful to name the comments to help remember who said what.
  • Show your child the British Values poster and discuss.

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