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Documents for Use in the Event of School Closure 

 

Please find home learning packs which we have produced for your child to access in the event of a school closure. Please also find additional resources which may be useful, depending on how long school is closed.

 

We would be grateful if you could support your child in accessing any of the resources provided.

 

'The Nursery Team'

 

 

Email:     nurseryclass@st-andrews-woodhall.lincs.sch.uk

 

Please don’t be disappointed if we don’t reply to you. We love reading all the messages from you and we do read every one.  Unfortunately, we are only allowed to reply to questions or comments made by your parents/carers.

Mrs Gordon's weekly diary. Please have a read to see what I've been up to!

 

 

Crick Web - A brilliant interactive resource for EYFS games:

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

 

Classroom Secrets - Home Learning Pack

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/?fbclid=IwAR3TBFi91-dQa06dGztyZ5leTPyBQIod4jEnVUhH3-ENo8GW93ruVU7CpAo

 

Early Years Teaching Resources - BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/early-years-teaching-resources/zhhf92p

 

Home Learning Pack 

http://www.tts-group.co.uk/on/demandware.static/-/Library-Sites-TTSSharedLibrary/default/vaea75f5663a038b8658d258fd198e57ce70b35d6/images/homepage/Early_Years_Home_Learning_Collection.pdf?version=1,584,037,589,000 

 

Some great, free audio books

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

‘Cosmic kids yoga and mindfulness to stay strong’ link below. There are also other yoga themes on youtube too eg. Pokeman, Squish the fish, Spider Power etc

https://youtu.be/9JI01thiHYI 

 

A few ideas to try at home:

 

Paint or draw a family portrait

Indoor picnic

Create a band from pots and pans in the house

Indoor treasure hunt

Disco with your favourite songs e.g. Hokey Cokey, Superman etc

Bake a cake

Use chairs in the house to turn into a bus or an aeroplane and go on an imaginary journey

Make a pretend, castle, car or pirate ship out of empty boxes

Make paper aeroplanes and see how far you can make them fly

Blow bubbles and catch them

Play a board game

Hide and seek

Perform a puppet show with socks

Help with the cooking at home

Create a fitness routine for your family e.g. star jumps, squats, jogging on the spot

Play I Spy

Learn days of the week, months of the year, ABC song

Play musical statues, musical bumps

Make café/tea party for teddies and dolls

Make superhero capes out of old bedsheets and pillow cases

Help with chores around the home e.g. hoovering, dusting, laying the table

Make binoculars out of toilet roll tubes and look for birds out of the window

Learn and act out the song 5 Little Monkeys, 5 Currant Buns, 5 Little Speckled Frogs, 5 Little Ducks

Coin or bark rubbings with paper and wax crayons

Make a den and eat lunch in it

Floating and sinking experiment

 

Some useful Facebook sites with lots of resources:

 

Alistair Bryce-Clegg at ABC Does

Learning and Exploring Through Play

Twinkl

The Imagination Tree

Five Minute Mum

 

Playdough Recipe

2 cups of flour

1/2 cup of salt

2 tablespoons of oil

2 tablespoons of cream of tartar 

1 1/2 cups of boiling water

 

Mix together! You can add food colouring, cocoa powder or different herbs/essences. 

 

Welcome to the class pages for Nursery.  We use these pages to share news and pictures of our time in Nursery. 

 

Mrs Gordon, Mrs Poppy, Miss Bradley, Mrs Cooper and Mrs Haskins are all part of our Nursery team. Mrs Poppy and Miss Bradley work together on a Monday and Tuesday, Mrs Gordon and Mrs Poppy work together on a Wednesday and Thursday and Mrs Gordon and Mrs Cooper work together on a Friday. Mrs Haskins comes into Nursery on a Thursday morning to cover Mrs Gordon's planning time and Mrs Gothamee Abbeyrathne joins us every day over the lunchtime period. 

 

Information

 

All the children have a water bottle which should come into Nursery on the days they attend. (just plain water please) We will send it home with them at the end of the day and will always refill it during the day if required.

 

It is very helpful if all clothes are named and if spare clothes for your child are available in their bags. Most children prefer their own clothes to change into if they get wet during play.  We value the outdoor environment and spend time outdoors everyday. 

 

Please send your children with coats, hat and gloves in the cold weather and a sun hat during the warmer months.  Please could we remind parents and carers that children should have sun-cream applied before they come to Nursery in warmer weather.

 

We offer children an opportunity to borrow a book from our Nursery library to take home and share with their family or carers.  All children will be able to change their book on a weekly basis.

 

The Nursery Class use the school hall for fun, active sessions on a weekly basis and have a music session every Wednesday morning.

 

 

Term 1

 

As we start the new school year, we will be celebrating how amazing we are. Our topic is 'This is Me' and we will be making ourselves in different ways and talking about our emotions. When we talk and share information about our families, we will be beginning to understand that there are lots of different sorts of families and think about similarities and differences with our friends. We will talk about how we can all be safe and happy in Nursery and create our Nursery Charter together. There will be lots of games and play together so we can all make new friends and enjoy our sessions in Nursery. This will be supported by the picture books we are sharing this term. 

 

Some of our activities this term are: 

 

- Making Mini Me’s

- Measuring ourselves for our height

- Making pizza faces

- Drawing our portraits 

Term 2

 

 

Welcome back to Nursery, we hope you have had a lovely half term. This term is going to be jam packed and full of fun! 

 

We have started the term celebrating Diwali and were very lucky to have a visitor come in and teach the children the Diwali story through yoga and relaxation. Following the interests of our children we have chosen the theme ‘Elves and Fairies’ We are going to begin this topic by reading ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ story. We are even going to have our own shoe shop set up in the classroom. Keep your eyes peeled for any elves and fairy doors which might appear in and around nursery.              

 

Once we reach December it will be very festive and I’m sure by then you will already know most of the words to the songs for our Christmas Production.  

 

Some of our activities this term are:

 

  • Celebrating Diwali
  • Creating firework pictures
  • Reading the Elves and the shoemaker and other stories
  • Going on an elf and fairy hunt
  • Making items for the Christmas fayre
  • Practicing for our Christmas production

Term 3

 

Happy New Year to you all. We have started the term reading The Bear’s Winter House. The children have explored the playground and field for moss and sticks to create their own houses. They will have the opportunity to make and taste vegetable soup.

We will spend two weeks celebrating Chinese New Year. The role play area will become a Chinese restaurant and the children will have chance to have a go at using chop sticks. We will end the term continuing to look at winter and make bird feeders.

 

Our activities this term include:

 

  • Reading the story ‘The Bear’s Winter House
  • Making vegetable soup
  • Visiting the school library
  • Celebrating chinese New Year
  • Tasting chinese food
  • Continuing to explore outside and discussing how the seasons are changing.

Term 4

 

Wow Term 4 already...time flies when you're having fun! Welcome back to another fun filled term ahead :-) 

 

We have started the term reading Jack and the Beanstalk and practicing our best giant voices! We will continue to look at a variety of Traditional Tales including Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, The Gingerbread Man and Little Red Riding Hood. We be focusing on the structure of a story (beginning, middle and ending) and common language used e.g. ‘Once upon a time’ and ‘They all lived happily ever after.’

 

We will spend the last two weeks of term learning about Easter. We will look at the importance of the Easter story as well as making/eating some Easter related crafts/cakes.

 

Remember we are celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 5th March!

 

Our activities this term include:

  • Planting runner beans
  • Tasting porridge
  • Ordering different sized items
  • Sorting soft and hard materials
  • Making gingerbread men
  • A variety of Easter activities

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