Nursery: Blog items

Picture News w.c 1.06.20

Date: 29th May 2020 @ 3:18pm

Jobs we do

Story: There has been a huge increase in people wanting to work in the healthcare sector recently.

Question: Who are the people you are proud of?

 

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.

Picture News w/c 25.05.20

Date: 22nd May 2020 @ 9:44am

Trusting the News

 

Story: The spread of fake news is spreading quicker than normal in current times.

Question: Does everyone always tell the truth?

 

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.

Nursery Learning at Home w/c 1.6.20

Date: 20th May 2020 @ 3:08pm

Hello everyone.

We hope you are all well and enjoyed your half term break.

For the final half-term of this academic year, we have changed the format of our ‘Learning at Home’ blog. We will now be providing two different sets of activities for English, Maths and Motor skill 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 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 what can be enjoyed by all of our Nursery pupils.

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 which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

 

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.

 

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

Phonics / Communication and Language / Writing

Sound of the week – ‘t’,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you make a collection of different items beginning with ‘t’? Try blending these words together to hear the sound of the word:

t-a-t, t-i-n, t-i-p, t-o-p, t-i-g, t-o-g, t-a-n.

 

Using the sheet provided can your child identify the pictures starting with the ‘t’ sound? 

Play the initial sound ‘t’ matching game (see resource provided).  If you cannot print the pictures, you can look at them together and discuss the different things you can see.

Can your child practise writing the letter ‘t’ whilst saying the rhyme - ‘down the tower, across the tower’? Please remember to ensure your child is using the correct grip when writing (see image below).

‘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. If you have not yet had chance to look, there are still some picture audio books available on the World Book Day website or you can access stories on the Cbeebies bedtime website. There are also some lovely stories here from the BookTrust, you can either listen and watch or read along.

 

Exciting news! Despite the closure of public libraries, we are pleased to tell you that this year's Summer Reading Challenge scheme will go ahead virtually. The challenge called 'The Silly Squad' will enable children, aged 4-11 years old, to have regular access to books as well as have a safe space to connect with their peers. The Summer Reading Challenge website launches on Friday 5th June when children can be enrolled and commence their challenge!"

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

 

   

 

 

 

 

 Mathematics:

 Enjoy singing the Buzzy Bees counting song using the Powerpoint attached and encourage your child to use their fingers for the actions.

 Practise counting forwards and backwards from 0 – 10.

 Have a look at numbers 0 – 10. Attached are some number cards you may wish to print and use. Take your child on a number hunt either during your daily exercise or around the house looking for numbers in the environment. Can the children match the numbers found in the environment to the number cards?

Using the attached number cards 1 to 5, can your child count the correct amount of objects onto these numbers? You can use dried pasta, cars, small animals, pencils, crayons as counting tools. This will help them recognise numbers and practise their one to one counting skills.

 

Funky Fingers (Fine Motor Skills):

Please practice your scissor skills using the booklet attached provided. There are a lot of pages, you don’t need to print them all. 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:

Whilst out on your daily exercise or in the garden, take a moment with your child to listen to the sounds you hear. Before starting the activity, remind your child about the things that good listeners do e.g. keep quiet, have ears and eyes ready and talk about why listening is important. Encourage children to listen attentively to sounds around them and encourage them to cup their ears when listening. Talk about different sounds they hear and make a verbal list of all the sounds they have heard. You could repeat this at different times of the day and see if you can hear varying sounds. If you want you could make the listening ear headband from the resource attached.

Using you garden area, give your child a wooden stick or spoon to use as a drumstick. With your, encourage them to explore the garden area and discover how different sounds are made by tapping or stroking, with their sticks on trees, walls, climbing frame, swings, trampoline legs etc. Ask your child to drum softly by lowering hands and get louder as you raise your hands.

  • Which was their favourite sound?
  • Can they recreate it with their voice?

Using the activity sheets provided, complete the Phase 1 Phonics - Voice Sounds Sensory Bin Activity. This will encourage the children to use their mouths and voices to make different sounds.

‘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.

 

Continue to enjoy reading stories daily with your child. If you have not yet had chance to look, there are still some picture audio books available on the World Book Day website or you can access stories on the Cbeebies bedtime website. There are also some lovely stories here from the BookTrust, you can either listen and watch or read along.

 

Despite the closure of public libraries, we are pleased to tell you that this year's Summer Reading Challenge scheme will go ahead virtually. The challenge called 'The Silly Squad' will enable children, aged 4-11 years old, to have regular access to books as well as have a safe space to connect with their peers. The Summer Reading Challenge website launches on Friday 5th June when children can be enrolled and commence their challenge!"

 

Mathematics:

Enjoy singing Five Little Speckled Frogs and encourage your child to count how many frogs there are.

Practise counting forwards from 0 – 5.

Have a look at numbers 0 – 5 so your child knows what numbers are, attached are some number cards if you need them. Then take your child on a number hunt either during your daily exercise or around the house looking for numbers in the environment. 

 

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:

 Next week, we begin our new theme ‘Pirates!’ Listed below are many fun songs, games and tasks your child can take part in this week – enjoy!

  • Take a look at the Pirate Power point attached, see if you can make your own pirate name and begin to talk like a pirate! 
  • Have a go at dressing up as a pirate. If you have a white shirt, preferably with long sleeves, some black pants or shorts, then cut an eye patch shape out of some fabric and  tie a bandanna or scarf around your child’s head. They will now look like a real pirate, have a go at role playing being a pirate together!
  • Enjoy singing along to the  pirate song and see if you can learn the dance!

 

 Understanding of the World (Science)

 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.

 

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.

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)

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

Provide a range of percussion instruments and noise makers for the children to use whilst singing the songs.

 

Physical Development (PE)

To keep active, Joe Wicks is still continuing to be the nation’s PE teacher every Monday to Friday morning at 9am – thank you Mr Wicks! Click here to access the workouts.

Alternatively, the children enjoy taking part in Cosmic Kids Yoga and this can be accessed at home. Why don’t you go on a Pirate Adventure?

In addition to the wonderful PE teaching from Joe Wicks, 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, 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.

Sending best wishes to you and your families,

 Mrs Molloy and Mrs Bevin

Nursery - May Half Term - w/c 25.05.20

Date: 20th May 2020 @ 2:05pm

Hello everyone!
 

We hope you are all well and having lots of fun learning at home together.

Next week it is the May half-term holiday. If you wish for your child to continue with their learning over this period, below are some fun activities that you can enjoy as a family.

  • Reading! We encourage you continue to enjoy reading stories daily with your child. If you have not yet had chance to look, there are still some picture audio books available on the World Book Day website or you can access stories on the Cbeebies bedtime website. There are also some lovely stories here from the BookTrust, which you can either listen and watch or read along.
     
  • Complete jigsaw puzzles together.
  • Draw a picture and write a special message on it to send to a friend or family member.
  • Can your child master a new skill? Maybe their goal will be putting their own socks & shoes on, getting dressed or doing up their own buttons or zips?
  • Choose some music to listen to and make up your own dance. Please use the link provided to help with some ideas!

Continue singing nursery rhymes. Perhaps could try:

Nursery rhymes play such a vital role in your child's developemnt - this interesting article explains more about their importance. 

Help your child continue to practise their counting skills with this fun game.

 

The ‘Think you Know’ education programme for online safety have provided some online safety activity packs with simple 15 minute activities. These can be completed at home to support online safety during a time when more children may be spending increased time online at home.

 

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, 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.

 

Sending best wishes to you and your family.

 

Mrs Molloy and Mrs Bevin

 

Nursery - Learning from home - w/c 18.05.20

Date: 15th May 2020 @ 10:41am

Hello everyone. 

 

We hope you are all well and continuing to have lots of fun learning at home together. 

 

Listed below are learning activities set for Nursery next week. 

 

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 which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child. 

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Phonics / Communication and Language 

Sound of the week – ‘d’,  

 

Can you make a collection of different items beginning with ‘d’. Can you blend these words – s-a-t, s-i-n, s-i-d, d-i-n, d-i-g, d-o-g, D-a-n. 

 

Using the sheet provided can you identify the pictures staring with the sound ‘d’? 

 

Can you write ‘d’ whilst saying the rhyme - ‘round the dinosaur’s back, up his neck and down to his feet’.   

 ‘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 and 2 should be working within Phase 1 and 2. Follow this link and log in using username: march20 and password: home.

 

Continue to enjoy reading stories daily with your child. If you have not yet had chance to look, there are still some picture audio books available on the World Book Day website or you can access stories on the Cbeebies bedtime website. There are also some lovely stories here from the BookTrust, you can either listen and watch or read along.

 

Next week, we continue with our Nursery Rhymes theme and the focus is ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’! Listed below are many fun songs, games and tasks your child can take part in this week – enjoy!
 

  • Sing Hickory Dickory Dock.  
  • Encourage children to learn the words to ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’ using the powerpoint provided to sing along. 

 

If you can print at home, please use the sequence sheet provided to sequence the Nursery rhyme in the correct order. If you are unable to, the task can still be completed by looking at the pictures and discussing what is happening.  Reinforcing the language used last week, ask questions using time order words such as: 

  • What happened first in the rhyme?   
  • Can you find the second picture? 
  •  What happened next?  
  • Finally what happened?  

 

Can you make your own mouse, using the Hickory Dickory Dock mouse shape activity provided? 

  • Can you cut out the shapes to make a mouse?  
  • Can you name the different shapes you are using?  

If you cannot print, the shapes then see what other resources you have around the house to create a mouse.  

 

Practise writing your name using the correct pencil grip.

 

 

Now for practising your numbers, look at the number formation and number representation PowerPoint.  This is a fantastic way to teach number formation and number representation for numbers one to five. Each number contains two slides: one that shows pictures representing that number and a second slide giving an animation and rhyme, helping to show the children correct number formation.

 

You may also enjoy the mini technology activity attached to help encourage 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 educational apps and ways you can use technology to support their digital literacy skills. We hope you enjoy this activity.

 

To keep active, Joe Wicks is still continuing to be the nation’s PE teacher every Monday to Friday morning at 9am – thank you Mr Wicks! Click here  to access the workouts.

In addition to the wonderful PE teaching from Joe Wicks, 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.

 

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.

 

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, 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.

 

Sending best wishes to you and your families,

Mrs Molloy and Mrs Bevin

Picture News Discussion - w.c. 18.05.20

Date: 15th May 2020 @ 10:24am

Where we live

Story: An Italian architect designs a new way of living.

Question: What does a home need?

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.

Nursery - Learning from home - w/c 11.05.20

Date: 6th May 2020 @ 7:39pm

Hello everyone.

We hope you are all well and having lots of fun learning at home together.

It was so lovely to see you all on Monday; you have all been so busy and look like you are having such a lovely time at home! It really cheered us all up seeing your faces, chatting to you - we hope you continue to stay safe.

Listed below are learning activities set for Nursery next week.

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 which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Phonics / Communication and Language

Sound of the week – ‘s’,

Can you make a collection of different items beginning with ‘s’. Can you blend these words – s-a-t, s-i-n,

Can you write ‘s’ whilst saying the rhyme - ‘Slither down the snake’.  

  

 

‘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 and 2 should be working within Phase 1 and 2. Follow this link and log in using username:march20 and password: home.

 

Have a go at some of the Rhythm and Rhyme activities on the challenge sheet.

Continue to enjoy reading stories daily with your child. If you have not yet had chance to look, there are still some picture audio books available on the World Book Day website or you can access stories on the Cbeebies bedtime website.

Next week, we continue with our Nursery Rhymes theme and the focus is ‘Jack and Jill’! Listed below are many fun songs, games and tasks your child can take part in this week – enjoy!

  • Sing Jack and Jill.
  • Encourage children to learn the words to ‘Jack and Jill’ and to perform the song to your family. Maybe they can share their performances to other family members on zoom!
  • Provide a range of percussion instruments and noisemakers for children to use to add sound effects to the rhyme.

 

If you can print at home, please use the sequence sheet provided to sequence the Nursery rhyme in the correct order. If you are unable to, the task can still be completed by looking at the pictures and discussing what is happening. 

Ask questions using time order words such as ‘Which happened first in the rhyme?  Can you find the second picture? What happened next? Finally what happened?

 

Why not be like Jack or Jill and use different containers in the sink, bath or washing up bowl, use water to fill them full, half full and make them empty? Use the language listed below to model the appropriate use of mathematical related language when talking about the containers:

  • Can you fill a container full?
  • Can you make it empty?
  • Can you fill a container half full?
  • Which has the most water in?
  • Which has the least water in?

 

Write numbers on a piece of paper to label how many containers you have filled.

If you can, print off the pictures provided from the Nursery Rhyme to help your child practise their cutting skills. This really develops their fine motor skills.

Complete the pencil control worksheets (alternatively, they can be simply written on paper). The children could also make the patterns in shaving foam, rice etc.

 

Practise writing your name using the correct pencil grip.

 

 

 

 

 

You may also enjoy the mini technology activity attached to help encourage 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 educational apps and ways you can use technology to support their digital literacy skills. We hope you enjoy this activity.

 

To keep active, Joe Wicks is continuing to be the nation’s PE teacher every Monday to Friday morning at 9am – thank you Mr Wicks! Click here to access the workouts.

In addition to the wonderful PE teaching from Joe Wicks, 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 many creative ways for everyone to stay active during isolation. These videos can all be accessed here.

 

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.

 

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, 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.

 

Sending best wishes to you and your families,

 

Mrs Molloy and Mrs Bevin

Picture News Discussion - w.c. 4.5.20

Date: 1st May 2020 @ 10:59am

Toys

Story: The toy world has a new craze – llamas!

Question: Do we think Llamas will be the next popular toy?

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.

Nursery - Learning at Home w/c 4.05.20

Date: 1st May 2020 @ 10:50am

Hello everyone!

We hope you are all well and having lots of fun learning at home together.

We hope you enjoy watching our gratitude video from the staff to thank you, your children and all of our incredible key workers.

We would also like to say a huge 'thank you' to all the children for creating an amazing lockdown video. It was a joy to watch and it made our day! 

A quick reminder that on Monday we will be hosting our ‘class-catchup’ via ‘Zoom’. We really hope your child will be able to come along! To make sure that we can see, hear, and talk to one another, we will have 5 zoom meetings. Please can we kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to your child’s surname initial.

Monday 4th May       10:00-10:10am                    A-D

Monday 4th May       10:30-10:40am                    E-G

Monday 4th May       11:00-11:10am                    H-M

Monday 4th May       11:30-11:40am                    P-R

Monday 4th May       12:00-12:10pm                    S-Y

Hopefully, you have received a text confirming a password/hyperlink to join the meeting. You will need to be able to have access to Zoom (www.zoom.com). If your child is in school on the day of our catch-up and wishes to participate, our staff will set them up on a school computer or laptop. We cannot wait to see everyone!

Next week, it is Victory in Europe Day, more commonly known as VE Day. Help us to celebrate by having a picnic in your garden next Friday. Decorate your house, make a flag…wear red, white and blue! You could take part in the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ at 3pm. From the safety of your own home, pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad that gave so much. “To those who gave so much, we thank you.”

Listed below are learning activities set for Nursery next week.

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 which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

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.

Phonics / Communication and Language

Sound of the week – ‘a’. Can you make a collection of different items beginning with, ‘a’.

Can you write ‘a’ whilst saying the rhyme - ‘Round the apple and down the leaf’.  

 

‘Phonics Play’ have made all their interactive and printable resources accessible during this time. The games and resources 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.

 

Continue to enjoy reading stories daily with your child. There are audio books available on the World Book Day website or you can access stories on the Cbeebies bedtime website.

Next week, we continue with our Nursery Rhymes theme and the focus is ‘Humpty Dumpty’! Listed below are many fun songs, games and tasks your child can take part in this week – enjoy!

Sing Humpty Dumpty.

Encourage children to learn the words to ‘Humpty Dumpty’ and to perform the song to your family.

If you have any percussion instruments or noise makers perhas the children could use these to add sound effects to the nursery rhyme.

Challenge children to build a wall for Humpty Dumpty to sit on using wooden blocks or pebbles and playdough to secure them together- using the playdough like cement!

Provide rectangular sponges for children to dip into paint to print a wall for Humpty Dumpty.

Cut a picture of Humpty Dumpty into pieces and hide them in a tray of green-coloured rice, leaves, grass or shredded paper. Challenge your child child to find the pieces and put Humpty back together. Please see resource attached.

Complete the Science experiment (attached), using hard-boiled eggs! Can your child create different landings for Humpty Dumpty?

Use the positional language cards attached to discuss where Humpty Dumpty is, for example: on top of the wall, in between the boxes, above the wall, below the box…

If you can, print off the pictures provided from the Nursery Rhyme to help your child practice their cutting skills. This really develops their fine motor skills.

Complete the pencil control worksheets (alternatively they can be simply written on paper). The children could also make the patterns in shaving foam, rice etc.

 

To keep active, Joe Wicks is still continuing to be the nation’s PE teacher every Monday to Friday morning at 9am – thank you Mr Wicks! Click here to access the workouts.

In addition to the wonderful PE teaching from Joe Wicks, 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 through this link.

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.

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 to share any learning, 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.

 Sending best wishes to you and your family.

Mrs Molloy and Mrs Bevin

Picture News w.c 27.04.20

Date: 24th Apr 2020 @ 10:25am

Video Games

Story: The sale of video games has increased by 44% in the UK during the lockdown period.

Question: What can we learn from playing computer games?

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.

 

 

Nursery - Learning from Home w.c 27.04.20

Date: 22nd Apr 2020 @ 11:30am

Hello everyone! 

We hope you are all well and having lots of fun learning at home together.

Week beginning 4th May we will be hosting a 'class-catchup' via 'Zoom.' We really hope your child will be able to come along! To make sure that we can see, hear and talk to one another, next week we will have 5 zoom meetings. Please can we kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to your child’s surname initial.

Monday 4th May  10:00 – 10:10am       A-D

Monday 4th May  10:30 -10:40am         E-G

Monday 4th May 11:00  -11:10am         H-M

Monday 4th  May 11:30  -11:40am        P-R

Monday 4th  May 12:00  -12:10am        S-Y

You will receive a text message the day before confirming a password/hyperlink to join the meeting. You will need to be able to have access to Zoom (www.zoom.com). If your child is in school on the day of our catch-up and wishes to participate, our staff will set them up on a school computer or laptop.

 Hopefully, all being well, we look forward to seeing your child then. 

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 which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

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 Primary  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.

Next week, our activities are going to be duck related as our nursery rhymes focus is Five Little Ducks. Please find many fun songs, games and tasks your child can take part in this week – enjoy! 

Sound of the week – ‘m'.

Can you make a collection of different items beginning with ‘m'?

Can you write ‘m’ whilst saying the rhyme - ‘Down Maisie then over the mountain. Maisie, mountain, mountain’?

‘Phonics Play’ have made all their interactive and printable resources accessible during this time. The games and resources 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.

Can you match the rhyming words? Please see attachment. You could even cut out the pictures and make a game with the cards.

Read or listen to the story ‘Farmer Duck’ by Michael Rosen

Sing Five Little Ducks, you could make your own stick puppets using the template attached.

Print or make your own numbers on ducks, practise putting the ducks in number order, recognising numbers in and out of order.

Can you make your own ducks and duck pond?

If you are out for your daily exercise, see if you can spot ducks. What colour are they? Do all ducks look the same? Talk about the different colours of the ducks.

Can you do the Duck Dance?

Many of our school staff have been taking part in the 'Run 5, Donate 5, Nominate 5' challenge. This challenge calls on people in the UK and all over the world to walk or run 5km, donate £5 to NHS Charities Together  and then go forward and nominate five others to do likewise. We would like to nominate Nursery to take part in the challenge this week!

This is a wonderful way to exercise together as a family whilst raising funds for the most worthy of causes. You can walk, run or whatever suits you best whilst keeping safe. Good luck and please stay safe! 

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.

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, 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.

Sending best wishes to you and your family.

Mrs Molloy and Mrs Bevin

Picture News w.c 20.04.20

Date: 19th Apr 2020 @ 10:38am

Places We Go

Story: According to Google Maps, travel has decreased by around 85% around the UK.

Question: Where do you and your family like to travel to?

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.

Nursery - Learning at Home w.c 20.04.20

Date: 19th Apr 2020 @ 10:28am

Good morning everyone!

This week, our activities are going to be spider related! Listed below are lots of fun songs, games and tasks your child can take part in this week – enjoy!

Play I Spy (See resources attached),

Practise the ‘Segmenting and Blending’ activity attached.

Read or listen to the story, ‘The Very Busy Spider’ by Eric Carle.

Sing Incy Wincy Spider

Enjoy ‘One Hairy Spider’! See Power point attached.

Look at the ‘Facts about Spiders’ PowerPoint presentation before going on a spider hunt! If you see a web, spray it gently with water and watch the web glisten. Then try and make your own web (see resource attached).

If you have the ingredients, make your own no cook playdough! Can you create your own spider with the playdough?

Play the ‘Spider Counting Game’ using the activity attached below. 

Follow the link for even more different activities linked to spiders!

To keep active, Joe Wicks is still continuing to be the nation’s PE teacher every Monday to Friday morning at 9am – thank you Mr Wicks! Click here to access the workouts.

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.

Have a great week everyone!

Stay safe,

Mrs Bevin and Mrs Molloy

Picture News w.c. 30.03.20

Date: 3rd Apr 2020 @ 10:15am

 

Story: The number of African black rhinos is increasing!

Question: Which animals do you enjoy seeing in the wild?

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Nursery - Easter Break

Date: 1st Apr 2020 @ 5:29pm

Hi everyone,

The Easter holidays are now upon us!

If you wish for your child to continue with their learning over this period, below are some activities that you can enjoy as a family:

- Complete a jigsaw puzzle together.

- Draw a picture or write to a friend or family member. 

- Master a new skill, like putting your socks & shoes on, getting dressed or doing up your own buttons/zips.

- With help from an adult, cut up fruit and vegetables into pieces. Arrange them on a plate - like a rainbow - and enjoy eating the different colours. You could even make Fruit Skewers

- Choose some music to listen to and make up your own dance.

- Using just 10, 20 or 30 small building blocks, see how many different creations you can make.

- Collect ten small objects from around the house and put them on a tray. Ask the other person to look away while you take away one object. When they open their eyes, can they guess what is missing? Click here to find out more.

- Continue singing nursery rhymes. You could try: • I’m a Little TeapotChick Chick Chicken Sing a Song of Sixpence

- Keep reading anything you can! Enjoy story books together and see if you can retell a story from your imagination.

- Practise your counting with this fun game.

- Access many of the free resources being suggested on our whole school Twitter feed, from daily Maths lessons by White Rose Maths to free singing resources from Out Of The Ark.

- For Easter activities, please see our Twitter feed and / or use Tales From The Miracle Book where you can stream 11 RE Easter films appropriate for children. The password is easter2020.

Please also use our Learning at Home page which will direct you to a wealth of resources as well as our Wellbeing page which has ways to support you and your child also at this time.

We are hope you are all continuing to keep well and can enjoy some upcoming Easter celebrations.

Stay safe,

Mrs Bevin and Mrs Molly

 

Picture News - w/c 30.3.20

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 1:55pm

Remaining Positive

 

Story: How people are keeping their spirits up in changing times!

Question: How can we make our own fun?

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.

Picture News w.c 30.03.20

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 10:32am

Remaining Positive

 

Story: How people are keeping their spirits up in changing times!

Question: How can we make our own fun?

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.

Nursery - Learning at home w/c 30.3.20

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 9:58am

Hello everyone,

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 which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, 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. 

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

Thank you!

 

Listed below are a few activities for Nursery next week: 

 

Easter

Make an Easter garden with items in the shed, garage or garden: Click here   

Watch Cbeebies – Let’s Celebrate Easter.

Read the Easter story from the Bible or listen to the story & talk about why we celebrate Easter. 

Make Easter nests using chocolate, cornflakes / rice krispies and mini eggs if available. Maybe you could make some for a neighbour or someone you know who can't go outside at the moment.

Make an Easter Card & write it to a member of your family. You could even make one for a neighbour or someone else who might need it right now!

Sing Little Peter Rabbit

Sing Hop Little Bunnies

Eat some hot cross buns if you can get them and talk about the significance of them. 

Take part in Cosmic Kids Yoga – Peter Cotton Tail 

Design an Easter Egg. Please see template below.

Please also continue with activities posted previously.

Also a BIG 'Thank you' for our Star of the week awards today on Twitter, they have made us really smile!

Stay safe and hopefully we will see you all soon.

Mrs Molloy and Mrs Bevin

Picture News w.c. 23.03.20

Date: 20th Mar 2020 @ 3:46pm

Virgin Galactic plans first visitor trip to space

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.

Nursery Learning at Home - w/c 23.3.20

Date: 19th Mar 2020 @ 4:02pm

The work that has been set is for pupils accessing the Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters Document - 30-50months. Click here to access the document.

Some suggested acitivites for you to enjoy with your child at home:

  • Read stories to your child every day, encourage the children to retell the story to you and perhaps even act out the story. 
  • Sing together a variety of different Nursery Rhymes. There are many online programmes to support with this too.
  • Practise rhyming words
  • Practise making marks e.g circles, swirls, zig zags.
  • Practise writing their name using correct pencil grip

  • Play ‘I Spy’ - looking for items beginning with single phonic letter 
  • Read the story ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle or alternatively  click here to listen to this book online. 
  • Children to practise 1:1 counting.
  • Practise counting to 10, recognising numbers to 10 and writing numbers to 10.
  • Look for different shapes around the house.
  • Talk about simple patterns e.g red, yellow, red, yellow.
  • Sing/say the days of the week.
  • Paint pictures - Try this fun activity idea!
  • Try using shaving gel to make marks on worktops. Other fun mark making activity ideas can be found here.
  • Bake cakes or biscuits
  • Make models using Lego, Duplo.
  • Play with Small World toys – Happy Land, Playmobil, Action Figures, Dolls etc)
  • Keeping acitve: Joe Wicks has announced he will become the nation's PE teacher every Monday to Friday morning at 9am - thank you Mr. Wicks! Click here to access the workouts
  • St Peter's website also have a weekly Sunday Club page which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family  
  • Click Here to access a list of more useful educational websites on the school website.

The school’s email account: admin@tsp.sefton.school will be checked daily between 12 noon and 2 pm.

Stay safe,
Mrs Molloy and Mrs Bevin

Learning At Home

Date: 17th Mar 2020 @ 3:32pm

The work that has been set is for pupils accessing the Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters Document 30-50months.

  1. Read stories to your child every day, encourage the children to retell the story to you and perhaps even act out the story.
  2. Sing together a variety of different Nursery Rhymes
  3. Practise rhyming words
  4. Practise writing their name using correct pencil grip

  1. Play ‘I Spy’ - looking for items beginning with single phonic letter
  2. Children to practise 1:1 counting
  3. Practise counting to 10, recognising numbers to 10 and writing numbers to 10.
  4. Look for different shapes around the house.
  5. Paint pictures
  6. Use shaving gel to make marks on worktops, Bake cakes or biscuits, Make models using Lego, Duplo and play with Small World toys – HappyLand, Playmobil, Action Figures, Dolls etc). 
  7. To practise making marks e.g circles, swirls, zig zags.

Please also use our learning at home page: http://www.trinitystpeters.org/page/learning-at-home/48489 which will direct you to a wealth of resources.

Reading, watching television programmes or films together, provides an opportunity for you to check their comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build ... they are all wonderful learning opportunities.

Nursery Spring2 Week3

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 6:21pm

 

The children in Nursery are starting to get very excited about our ‘Mother’s Day’ assembly next week, they have been learning lots of songs to perform for you on Friday afternoon.

On Monday we celebrated ‘International Women’s Day’ by talking about how girls can do anything that boys can do. We also talked about Florence Nightingale and Rosa Parks and how they are great role models for women.

We had a fantastic trip to Farmer Ted’s on Wednesday, the children enjoyed finding out about all the animals. We loved feeding the goats, sheep and lambs and also stroking the rabbits and guinea pigs. We also had fun on the tractor ride and in the play area. The children were so well behaved and were credit to the school. Thanks to all the parents that accompanied us on our trip, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we all did!!

We also celebrated British science week, the children enjoyed taking part in ‘Brilliant Bubbles’. The children discovered the different states of liquids, solids and gases, by experimenting with bubbles. The children made their own bubble wands from sticks and pipe cleaners and investigated if they could make bubbles with different shapes? Why don’t you try making bubbles at home! We had lot’s of fun!!

Finally, on Friday we celebrated Sports relief, the children came to school with their trainers on ready to raise money for this worth-while cause. The children had their very own inflatables on the school field.

Nursery Talking Homework:

Can you tell your family all about our trip to Farmer Ted’s?

Why not send us send us any pictures to our news from home email: foundation.stage@tsp.sefton.school

Nursery Reminders

Friday 20th March – Mother’s day assembly, 2:40pm in the foundation stage classroom. Please enter via Nursery entrance, doors open at 2:30pm (Cancelled)

Friday 20th March – Team TSP Mother’s day present room

Nursery Spring2 Week2

Date: 5th Mar 2020 @ 5:08pm

Well, what can we say? The children in Nursery have had another amazing and exciting week! Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?

This week we enjoyed our WOW service, which was all about lent. Thank you to Anne, Nathan and Caroline; we always enjoy our WOW service.  Linking to our theme ‘Stories Jesus told’, the children also enjoyed listening to the parable of ‘The Sower’ and we began to understand that a parable is a story with a hidden message.

This week the children have enjoyed listening to ‘The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carle. We looked at lots of different seeds and were able to sort them according to their shape, size and colour. The children also talked about a time when they may have planted a seed and what the seeds need to grow. The children then enjoyed planting their very own sunflower seed.

Thursday was World Book Day, the children looked fantastic in their costumes well done everyone. The children enjoyed taking part in a fashion show and talking about their favourite book. The children also enjoyed listening to ‘The Cat in the Hat’ by Dr Seuss whilst drinking hot chocolate and eating marshmallows. What a fantastic day was had by all.

 Nursery Talking Homework:

Can you plant a seed at home and watch it grow?

Why not send us send us any pictures to our news from home email:  foundation.stage@tsp.sefton.school

Nursery Reminders

Wednesday 11th March – Farmer Ted’s Trip

Friday 13th March -Sport Relief - Children to wear trainers on this day. (Please see letter on website).

Friday 20th March - Mother's Day Assembley 2:40pm in the Foundation Stage classroom

Nursery Spring2 Week1

Date: 27th Feb 2020 @ 4:27pm

         

Well what can we say……. the children in Nursery have had a lovely first week back!!!  

This week we were able to welcome Caroline Collins into class for ‘Godly Play’. Linking to our theme ‘Stories Jesus told’, Caroline told the story about ‘The Wise and Foolish Builders’. Thank you Caroline, the children always love it when you come into class. 

Linking to this we have decided to introduce the concept of a ‘Mystery Reader.’ The idea is that each week we will have a different ‘Mystery Reader’ who will bring their own favourite story book into the class at the end of the day 2:45pm, and read it to the children. The children will then be able to ask you questions about the story before they go home. We see this as a lovely opportunity for Parents / Grandparents to share a special time of the day with the children. Please speak to Mrs Bevin or Mrs Molloy if you are interested and we can make a date that would suit you. 

On Tuesday we celebrated Shrove Tuesday, we enjoyed the story ‘Mr Wolf’s Pancakes’ and then had a visit to our very own Pancake Café. We loved tasting the Pancakes with lots of different toppings, which one was your favourite?

The children have also enjoyed the story ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ by Vivian French this week. The children enjoyed talking about vegetables they eat at home and describing what they look like. We discussed where you can get vegetables from and how they grow; the children also enjoyed making observations of different vegetables and then drawing a picture of them. On Thursday the children were very excited to receive a letter from Oliver asking them for help. Oliver had eaten all of the vegetables in his Grandad’s garden and he needed to buy some seeds to grow some more vegetables.  Oliver needed Nursery to write him a list of the different vegetables in the story, so he could remember what to buy, what fantastic writing children!

Nursery Talking Homework:

Discuss what your favourite vegetable is and why?

Why not send us send us any pictures to our news from home email:  foundation.stage@tsp.sefton.school

Nursery Reminders

Parent Teacher Meetings:  Wednesday 4th March 

WOW Service – Wednesday 4th March 2pm @ St Peter’s Church

World Book Day – Thursday 5th March – come to school dressed as your favourite character from a book

Foundation Stage Movie Night –  6th March - Team TSP please see letter on website for more information

Farmer Ted’s Trip – Wednesday 11th March.

 

Nursery Spring1 Week6

Date: 13th Feb 2020 @ 5:00pm

Well, what can we say? The children in Nursery have had a lovely week and we can’t believe it is half term already! 

This week we discovered our new theme for RE will be ‘Stories Jesus told’.  Linking to this we have decided to introduce the concept of a ‘Mystery Reader.’ The idea is that each week we will have a different ‘Mystery Reader’ who will bring their own favourite story book into the class at the end of the day 2:45pm, and read it to the children. The children will then be able to ask you questions about the story before they go home. We see this as a lovely opportunity for Parents / Grandparents to share a special time of the day with the children. Please speak to Mrs Bevin or Mrs Molloy if you are interested and we can make a date that would suit you. 

On Tuesday we celebrated Safer Internet day by listening to the story Digi Ducks Big decision and discussing with the children how we must stay safe online and how we do not share personal information. If you would like any further information about this please see our Online Safety section of the school website or click here

To end the week the children celebrated Valentines day by listening to the story ‘Guess How Much I Love You?’ and discussing who we love and how we show them we love them. The children have also enjoyed making heart pictures and thumbprint hearts for their family. 

Nursery Talking Homework:

We hope you have lots of fun over the half term holiday!

Why not send us send us any pictures to our news from home email:  foundation.stage@tsp.sefton.school

Nursery Reminders

Half Term: Monday 17th February till Friday 21st February 2020 

Parent Teacher Meetings: Wednesday 26th February and Wednesday 4th March

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