Feel free to contact me, using the email address below, with any photos of work or craft that your child has created at home. You can also contact me if you have any queries regarding the activities I have set on our class page.
Home Learning Monday 6th April
Hello children! I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. Today would normally be the beginning of our Easter Holidays, so for the next couple of weeks the activities I am going to give you are mainly for fun and to help you to celebrate Easter with your families.
Do send me photographs if you can of any learning you are doing at home, I miss you all and it would be lovely to see your happy smiling faces. Also for fun I have added some videos of our daily Nursery songs and the story of 'Mrs Wiggle and Mrs Waggle' for you to join in with. These can be found on the YNAM page.
Below you will see a photograph of a jigsaw I have completed at home. It had 1000 pieces and took me several days to complete! The picture is of Peter Rabbit and his friends from the books by the wonderful author Beatrix Potter. Your challenge is to name all of Peter Rabbit's friends shown in the picture. Email me your answers, and after the holidays I will put the correct names on the webpage.
You can find the original Peter Rabbit stories online at www.storyberries.com. If you type in the search box, 'The tale of Peter Rabbit', this story along with stories about the Flopsy Bunnies, Mrs Tiggy Winkle and Benjamin Bunny are all available for your grown ups to read to you. Scroll down to read the story and see the beautiful illustrations. You can also play the audio if you prefer. There are also lots of other lovely stories to share on this website and each have a series of conversation starters/questions at the end to check the children's understanding of the text.
On your daily walk, why not look out for some signs of Spring:
Draw or paint pictures of what you see and perhaps send me a photograph of your work
Chocolate Easter Nest Cakes
Decorate an Egg Competition
Use an egg or anything else you have, to make one on the theme of a bible character or story. When you have finished send a photograph to my email address and I will choose a winner for our class. All photo's to be received by Tuesday 14th April.
Home Learning Monday 30th March
Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and taking care to keep safe. I am missing you all, but hope now that you have access to my email we can all keep in touch. Do let me know what you have been learning at home and parents I am here for you to ask any questions about how to support learning at home. I've been busy helping out at school with the keyworker children and at home spending time tidying up the house! My cats Cooper and Pixie have been getting lots of extra attention from me!
This week I would like to tell you about the Twinkl website. They are offering free access to their resources. Simply sign up and enter the passcode UKTWINKLHELPS. I suggest you look at the Phase One Phonics activities on Twinkl. They have a nice selection of morning starters focusing on tuning into sounds.
Also, do log into the free online games site www.topmarks.co.uk. We use this in the Nursery, they have lots of fun counting and shape games for early years that the children will be familiar with. In Nursery we focus mainly on becoming secure recognising, counting and ordering numbers to 10 so look for the games that focus on this aspect.
There are some fun activities using washing up bowls in the TTS Pack uploaded for you last week. Go to pages 12 -14 for these activities.
Don't forget to keep singing Nursery Rhymes, clapping or tapping to the beat as you sing and keep reading and sharing stories.
Finally...have you drawn or painted a rainbow and put one in your window? The rainbow is a sign of hope and a reminder that we will all be together again soon. If you have created one, do send me a photo and I will put it on our class page.
Lots of love to you all
Mrs Halligan - Class Teacher
Mrs Babcock - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Cooper - Management Cover Teacher Thursdays
Ms Blair - Management Cover Teacher Friday PM
Miss Jones - Apprentice Teaching Assistant
Mrs Croasdale - Learning Support
Home Learning Support
Monday 23rd March 2020
Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine today. Every week I will be providing a challenge for you to do at home with your parents and carers. This week take a look at the TTS Early Years Activity Pack, pages 6 - 11 - Playdough Activities. See if you can make some playdough, then find some interesting items from your house to create prints and patterns.. There are lots of other ideas you can try too!
I have also provided a link to Oxford Owls ebooks and learning activities. This is a great site as it links to the Oxford Reading Tree scheme we use in school and there are lots of free learning resources. Have a go at the ebooks in the 3-4 age group lilac (no words) and/or pink (beginning readers) bands.
To keep a record of your time learning at home, perhaps you could keep a scrapbook of the things you have done, in the form of photos of activities, drawings, colourings etc. Mum or Dad could scribe a little about your learning. It's up to you, but it would be lovely to share in Nursery when you return.
Love and best wishes Mrs Halligan
Welcome to St Paul's Nursery!
We hope your child will be very happy here in this very important and exciting first step on their learning journeys. We are looking forward to working with all Parents and Carers in supporting their children. Our door is always open so, if you ever have any questions or concerns, do please talk to our staff , we are always happy to help.
Afternoon Nursery starts at 12:30pm and finishes at 3:30pm
Nursery Learning Challenges
Ourselves: Who are the people in my family?
Transport: How do we get around?
Winter and Polar Lands: Who lives in the North and South Poles?
Down on the farm: What happens on a farm?
Africa: Where in the world is Africa?
Out of this world! What can you see beyond the clouds?
Tuck money is payable every Monday. your £1 pays for your child to have snack and for any occasional extra bits that may be needed to enhance children's learning, e.g. arts and crafts resources, baking ingredients, party food, role play resources. Unfortunately if we do not receive enough contributions towards tuck, we may have to start providing it only to those who do pay.
Every Friday your child will receive a library book to take home and share with you. Please read this story with your child - sharing stories is important in developing your child's early reading skills. Your child needs to have their book bag in school. If they don't then unfortunately we are unable to provide your child with a book.
Each Friday, Pebbles Penguin will be given to someone who has tried very hard to be kind, caring and helpful all week. A book will be sent home for you to record your child's weekend with Pebbles. This can be in the form of photographs, drawings and writing. Your child will be given a special certificate to keep. Please bring Pebbles and her book back on the Monday so we can share her news with the class. Every child will have the opportunity to take Pebbles home at some point during the year.
What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers, catering for children from birth to
five, must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children's school 'readiness' and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
(EYFS Statutory Framework (2018)
There are seven areas of learning and development that shape educational programmes in the early years. All areas are important and cross over. The first three areas engage children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, they help children to make healthy relationships, build an ability to learn and achieve. These three areas are called the Prime Areas and are:
The Prime Areas are strengthened and applied in the next four areas which are known as the Specific Areas:
More information on the EYFS curriculum can be found in our Nursery booklet.