I have attached below a scanned copy of the sound sheets that we complete each week after the introduction and learning of a new sound. I have started from the beginning at 'm' so the children can revisit the sounds that they have learnt so far and have made copies up to and including 'h'. If you follow the pattern of teaching one new sound per week with a recap of all sounds taught so far, there is nine weeks worth of sounds for your child to work on. The order in which the sounds should be taught is: m,a,s,d,t,i,n,p,g,o,c,k,u,b,f,e,l,h. When the children finished school, we were about to learn 'g'.
I know quite a few of you have been staying in touch via the blog and it has been so lovely to hear from you all, keep the messages coming!
Whilst your children are at home with you, if you have any questions, queries or require any advice, please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail and I will try my very best to help in whatever way I can. I appreciate that this is going to be a very trying time for some of you and I have therefore compiled a list of suggested activities for all seven areas of the early years curriculum that you may find useful. I have also included the objectives that your child will be working on to achieve in each area according to their age. Above all, I think that it is highly important that we consider every child's mental health over the coming weeks and that we strive to engage them in as many activities as possible that will support them during this difficult time such as, spending time in the garden getting fresh air (lots of the activities that I have suggested can be done outside), limiting screen time, keeping play active, dancing and singing! I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you so much for your patience, co-operation and support not just recently but since September, you all are raising amazing children that are a real credit to you and I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Today we had a fun filled day celebrating Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day as the children like to call it. We listened to The Runaway Pancake story, learnt about why we celebrate Shrove Tuesday, created our own pancakes, tossed play dough pancakes and our most favourite activity of the day, tasting pancakes with our favourite toppings. We hope you enjoy the short videos that we made for you.
This afternoon we took part in a shared liturgy with the reception children to conclude our latest R.E topic entitled ‘Let’s Celebrate.’ The children have been thinking and learning about different events in their lives that they celebrate and also celebrations that they have been part of. Some of the nursery children drew pictures to show this and some reception children wrote their own prayers. At the end of the liturgy, the children sang a song called “Our God Is a Great Big God.” We will be sending this song home on Friday and we hope that the children enjoy performing it for you.
What a busy day we have had celebrating Chinese New Year. The children looked amazing in their costumes, thanks so much to all our parents for the support you have given us for this event. Hopefully by now, the children will have told you some of the exciting activities that they took part in today and showed you some of the amazing crafts that they have made. Please enjoy these photo’s that give you a glimpse into our celebrations.....
We have been enjoying a range of autumnal activities included leaf collecting, wellie walks and pumpkin printing to name a few. I am sure you will see by the smiles on the children’s faces that they have been having an amazing time!
The month of October is Black History month, to mark this event, we read the story of Handa's Surprise and tasted some exotic fruits. The children enjoyed talking about the area that they live in compared to where Handa lives and the different animals that live there too. Although some of the children were a bit reluctant to eat the fruits, almost everyone had a try of at least one fruit, even if it was just a lick! I wonder if they can remember some of the fruits they tried?
Baxter was chosen by the lunchtime organisers to sit on the top table at lunchtime today because he has been trying very hard to eat his dinner. He chose his friend Jude to sit with him. Well done Baxter!
Today we celebrated International European Languages Day. The children looked amazing in their dressing up outfits, so thanks to you all for supporting this day. We ate brioche for snack which the children really enjoyed and they all made a European flag.
Welcome to the nursery class page! Although the children are still only part time, they have settled well and have really enjoyed exploring and playing both inside and outside of their classroom. Here are some pictures of the fun things that they have been doing. .....