Well boys and girls it has been a really unusual week. You have swapped your school lessons with your teachers, for home learning and online learning with your mummy and daddy.
I have received some lovely examples of home learning via email and also some lovely messages checking up on myself and my lovely TA's. We are just so proud of what you have been doing at home and how well you have coped with this difficult time. We love you dearly and are missing you a great deal. I know Mrs Cartwright is ringing you and checking in with you and I am just at the end of an email. That is because I am still helping out at the other school, ensuring that all vulnerable and key worker children have a place of safety. It does not mean you are not in my thoughts, as you very much are. I love all the things that have been emailed to be and if you could see me when they ping through, they put a huge smile on my face daily. Please can I ask you to say a thank you to your mummies and daddies as they are doing a fabulous job to keep you safe and to keep you entertained in such imaginative ways. They have also helped me in ensuring you are accessing learning from your packs or from the daily online tasks I set on the blog.
So to end the week, here is today's learning. Make every moment count today and enjoy that sunshine. Remember to put your suncream on.
Now you have said good morning and we have taken the register because your all out of bed, we are going to change it up a little bit.
We will work on recalling our colours, the 2d and 3d shapes we have learnt and working out how to separate a group of 5 or 10 objects in different ways. Look below at how you can work on this at home.
Today, I would like you to learn the letter sound 'i'. You can say in your head, you can say in different voices, you can say down the phone to granny or grandad. It's entirely up to you.
Below you learn to hear the sound, say the sound and write the sound. How will you write the letter sound today? Now add this sound to the ones you have learnt already. Here they are, 's, a, t, i. Can you make at least two words using these sounds? Blend the sounds together to make a word.
Now it is time for you to have your snack and have some food which you want to do.
Remember to wash your hands before you eat your snack. We all want happy and healthy children to come back to school real soon.
What have you been up to?
Now time for lunch. Get them germs off your hands and go and help to prepare lunch with your family.
Today I would like you to make yourself a healthy sandwich. Remember to make me one too!!! I would love too see how yummy they are, so send me a picture via email. You can do this on email@example.com
Now for this afternoons learning.
Remember yesterdays learning on sequencing the life cycle of a frog. Well today it's your turn to work out the life cycle of a human being.
Let's see who can order the stages to which you develop, in the correct order. Go on, you can do it? Which stage are you at now?
Now it's time for tea, bath and chill time. He's a story read by the famous author.
Goodnight my little droplets.
Missing you lots. Hugs and well wishes to you all.
Thursday 25th March 2020
Good Morning Everyone. Rise and shine sleepy heads.
Time to get dressed my little droplets. Today I have another busy day of learning for you. Indoors and outdoors no matter where you work, enjoy your learning and give it your best shot. Remember to send me your learning on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be only to happy to reply to you.
I have spoken to Ellia, Mario, Zara and Isaac, so I look forward to seeing what the rest of you have been up to.
Who's in class today? Shall we say our names in funny voices today to be a little bit different? I am going to be saying good morning in a spooky voice.
Lets change it up a little today. We will start with a little dough disco. Watch this crazy lady and join in with her fantastic funky finger moves.
Now your fingers and all warmed up and your brains are all awake, lets switch our learning to phonics fun.
Today I want you revisit the sounds 's, a, t'. You care going to do this by finding the letter in the your story books, labels around the house, in magazines and in food labels. Every time you find the letter, I want you to say the sound aloud. Say it in a happy voice, say it in a deep voice, say it in a high pitched.
Now, time to raid your dads aftershave or mummy's leg cream. Put a blob on a plate, spread it out and write your letters sounds in the
precursive style. Write the letters big and small. If the weather is nice, switch it up a bit and use your water pistols to write letters on the concrete.
Now rhyme time-
Today I want you to find some sticks or wooden spoons out of the cutlery drawer (ask parents to help for safety) and tap out the rhythm of your name. Counting out the syllables. Then ask mummy and daddy to give you other words and tap out the syllables. Which word has the most syllables in it?
Now listen to the song below and join in with call and response.
Now onto learning a little bit about life cycles. Today you will learn about a frog life cycle and then tomorrow you can think about the life cycle of humans. Use the resources below to help you. You can create your own sequencing cycle, using the activity sheet below. If you can't print, then you could draw out pictures to represent each stage.
Now it's your free time to do as you like.
When your done, get yourself clean, have your tea and snuggle up on the sofa or in bed with our story.
Now it's time to close your eyes and dream of happy things. Fluffy cloud, puppy dogs and worlds or princes and princesses.
Whatever you dream of tonight, may it be happy and imaginative.
Goodnight my treasures.
Be safe, happy and magical, as always.
Missing you all dearly.
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Wake up, wake up get out of bed. It's learning time boys and girls. Get yourself dressed and prepare for today.
Ready to start the day.........
Now you are wide awake, we will start with phonics.
Here is a phonics games to help you practice the sounds you have learnt the last two days.
Now you have a look at different sounds, including those taught the last few days, it's now to learn the letter sound 't'.
Click on the web link to hear a child reading all about the letter 't.
Now your phonics is done, it's time to now time to sing today's nursery rhyme. If you noticed, I changed the order slightly to try and change it up a bit. Today the nursery rhyme to sing is Hickory Dickory Dick. Try and catch the mouse running up the clock. If you like, you could even make yourself a clock, using house hold kitchen junk.
Now, look at the numbers on the clock. Can you recognise the numbers? Look at which number comes before and after the numbers here. This will help you to work on your learning of one more and one less than a given number. Get you mummy or daddy to give you a number and you can repeat the number that is one more or one less than it.
Today I would like you to work on writing your numbers. You can write them on your own clock face template.
It's now time to wash your hands and have your snack. Remember to get all them germs off.
What do you want to do next? Guess what, you can pick!!! Today's learning is about People Who Help You.
Now it's time for you to pick your learning. Have a look below to see what you would like to do.
Lunch time it is. Remember to wash your hands and set the table. Have something nice and then get back to it.
Now this afternoon, it's about getting out in the garden and enjoying some physical activity. These are things you can select to do.
Right, it's time for tea, bath and a bedtime story. Tonight the story I have selected is......
Goodnight my little gems. Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite!!!
Miss you lots and love you all lots.
Big hugs from me to you always
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Good Morning Boys and Girls. Who is up and awake and ready to take the register?
I hope you all had a great day yesterday whether you were in school worker (due to parents being key workers) or whether you were at home. Your teachers have been here with a few children who's mummies and daddies continue to help in a key worker capacity or with children who need that little bit of extra help. Just as children have been having fun in school, we hope that you have had fun with the activities and learning set out your yesterday. Below you will see what I have in store for today's learning.
Today we are going to start with our usual good morning song.
Jo Wicks Work Out- Click on the live link on YouTube to click today's workout with Jo.Let's get that blood bumping and that heart rate rising. Enjoy and have fun, so that your mind and body is ready for today's learning.
Once your done, make sure you wash your hands and get a drink. Cool your body down and let your body recover.
Nursery Rhyme- Today you are going to work on learning the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill. Use the video below to help you learn this song. You can sing it in the; garden, sing down the phone to your grandparents or you can sing it in the bath. It's up to you. Make it fun. To make it even more fun, you could use your mum and dads pots and pans from the kitchen to help you tap along to the rhythm of the nursery rhyme.
Today you are going to learn the new letter sound 'a'. Don't forget to go and revisit yesterday's learning 's' as we need that learning to go into long term memory.
Right, here we go......a.a.a.a.a.a.
Learn to hear it, say it, read it and write it. You can then go and find things in the house that begin with an 'a' sound. Did you find an alligator in your bath? If not, watch out, he might be in the shower.
When you have finished learning the sound, have a go at writing it. Try and use a different media than that used yesterday. See below on how you form the letter.
Mid Morning Learning-It is time now to go an play with your toys. What are you going to select to do today? You might want a snack before you start. If you do, make sure you have washed your hands.
Now it's time for lunch- Wash your hands and then learn how to make yourself a sandwich. Learn how to use the tools safely and how to follow instructions. You can learn about the different sandwich fillings you can have and how you can cut your sandwich into two halves and four quarters.
Now that dinner is done, it's time to do a little bit of maths and family learning.
Start with daily counting and then more on to working out 1 more than a given number. If your parents give you to numbers 5, 9, 10, 2, 6, 8, 15, 17, 12, 19 and then you repeat back the number that is one more.
Have a go at finding patterns around your house. It could be in the wallpaper, in your bedding, in how the paving slabs are organised outside or in your clothes. See what you can find. Then have a go at making up your own repeated pattern. You could do it with shapes, colours or pictures.
Family learning time- Work out who is in your family. See if with your mum and dad you can create a family tree. Use the example below to help you.
Now your day is done, it's time to have your tea, soak in the bath and head off to bed for a bedtime story. Here's one for tonight.
Goodnight my little droplets. Sleep well.
Lots of love
Mrs Fraser x
Monday 23rd March 2020
Hello my lovely ducklings all working and learning at home. Myself and the ladies are missing you lots but hope you are all keeping safe and
are all okay with your families. We hope you have all enjoyed the sunshine from yesterday either inside your house or the garden. I think the sunshine is just what we all need right now at this time. I had a busy day cleaning the house with Mr Fraser and my children and then covered myself in dog hair as I decided to become a dog groomer for the day. Jasper is now looking a little on the bald side. Only joking!!!!
Well folks, here is your learning for today.
Welcome: Good Morning Song
Time to Sing- Today it's Baa Baa Black Sheep
Now it's time for phonics.
Today you are going to learn the letter sound 's'. Watch below to hear how to say the sound and to recognise what the letter 's' looks like when written down on paper. Think of lots of nouns- names of objects and the names of people that have this initial letter sound at the beginning of their name, such as sock, stair, stick and Sam, Samuel, Susan. Then go on a hunt around the house for objects that have the 's' sound at the start of the objects name. You might just find a 'spider' hiding in a cupboard. Use the link to help you learn this letter sound.
Now have a go at writing the letter s. Use your writing book to help you work on your handwriting on this letter. You can also find other ways to write this letter too. Paint on the window.patio window (parents permission), draw in dads shaving foam, use your finger and make marks in the sand.
Maths- Lets Get Counting
Can you count from 0-10, 0-20? Count up and now back. Now from any number.
Start on 2, start on 8, start on 4, start on 11, start on 16 and off you go.
Now I want you to go and count lots of objects around your house. You can count how many spoons you have how many packets of toilet roll you have or how many different tins there are in the cupboard.
Then it's time to go and play shop. Look what you can do with a few boxes and the tins from your cupboard. Oh and a bit of daddies DIY paint from the shed.
Now it's time to wash your hands for snack.
Remember only healthy snacks to keep your brains going. Don't forget to use your manners and that wonderful descriptive language you have developed this year.
"I would like a juicy, round, green apple please!"
Now it's time to go and have some fun.
What will you choose to play with? Will it be building a tower, drawing a picture, dressing up like a racing driver or a Disney princess?
You could even work on painting a picture of your family member or your pet. You could write your name in chalk outside on the walls or even learn to follow instructions and help to do some baking. It's up to you, but whatever you pick, make sure you have lots of fun.
Now you have had some time to play, you will have used up all of your energy and will need so lunch. Have your lunch but remember to wash your hands again.
It's the afternoon- Time for a run around outside or to do some exercise indoors. Here are a few things you could try.
For this afternoon, here are a few things to keep you busy.
Goodnight my lovely droplets.
See you again tomorrow
Friday 20th March 2020
As you know the school will be closing today for the majority of pupils, therefore all pupils will come home with a home learning pack. In this pack you will find a variety of learning which you should work through with your child. All tasks are age appropriate and reflect current learning and learning which will support them in being prepared for their next class.
From Monday, daily learning learning activities will be uploaded onto this page, so that we can ensure that there is some consistency in the learning of the nursery children. Please ensure that you complete this learning with your child, as this will help to ensure that your child retains their current learning, but also continues to move forward with new learning experiences and opportunities. If your child is unwell during the current closures, try and catch up with the missed learning when your child is back to full health.
Each day, I would ask that you read with your child a story book before bed as this will expose your child to a variety of learning opportunities.
There are many other opportunities. Click on the link below to take your to a site where you can find out the best 100 stories you can read before you are 5 years old. There are plenty of stories on there to keep you busy. You can access an oral version of some of these stories on YouTube if you have internet access.
I would also ask that you have a sing song every day with your child. This will help them to maintain their happy spirit and will support their expressive art skills.
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
5 Little Monkeys
5 Little Ducks
10 Fat Sausages
Jack and Jill
Grand Old Duke of York
Hickory Dickory Dock
There is just a few to get you started with over the weekend. Watch out for me adding additional rhymes and songs to this list.
At home your child can be applying maths in a variety of ways. This includes; counting out plates as they set the table, filling containers and using language of full and empty or looking for 2d shape faces in objects around the house. I will add a variety of number and shape and space activities for your child to complete. You can use objects around the house, such as buttons, pots and pans and much much more.
Learning the alphabet. You can use alpha blocks to help you teach your child the alphabet. You can also this to begin to teach your child the letter sounds. Remember the sound is what they use to read, the name is what is given to the letter the children would write.
Name Writing- Please work daily with your child on writing their name. The way in which we teach the children to write their letters is modelled below. Please ensure they only use a capital letter at the start of their name and not for other letters.
There will also be other activities added daily and things recommended for the children to play online or video clips to watch, if you have internet access.
Please keep checking this page, for new learning opportunities.
I ask that you laugh, have fun and enjoy spending the time together on this learning. All learning packs will be collected back in on your return to school. I look forward to seeing the wonderful outcomes from your home learning.
Until Monday, be safe and happy!!!
Miss you lots