Good Morning Ducklings. I do hope your well and enjoyed yesterdays sunshine. I am not yet sure how the weather is today, however if it is raining, then get your wellington boots on and get out splashing. If it's not and is just cloudy, then put them on anyway and dress ion style for a day of wonderful learning.
Let's start today, as we usually do with our good morning song and a bit of exercise. It's good to exercise the mind and body.
Right time to turn to our phonics learning.
Remember we are starting to recap our phase 1 learning and are continuing to work to deepen our phase 2 learning. Here are a variety of activities and support materials to help you. Some you will have seen before, however they are resources that will continue to support your child's needs.
Now time for Math
Let's start with some counting. Then on to recognising those shapes and working with shapes.
Now using some shapes that you have at home or can cut out with paper, see if you can complete a pattern, using the mirror box approach. Use a mirror and see the rest of the shape reflected into the mirror. This will complete your pattern. Here are some examples to help you.
Welcome Back. Here are some activities to complete along with the learning tasks you have in your pack which are linked to
Old McDonald had a farm.
You will see there are opportunities to learn facts, watch videos, build your own farm and to name farm animals, matching them to their young.
I hope you have had a lovely day and are ready for a lovely good night sleep.
I miss you lots and I look forward to hearing and seeing you soon x
Goodnight my Ducklings.
Mrs Fraser x
Good Morning, Tuesday 2.6.20
I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine. I hear you all had a brilliant first day and that you were all well looked after (for those of you back in school). I am so pleased to hear that.
For those of you home learning, please accept an apology that the home learning was not complete. Unfortunately, due to technical issue, I was unable to upload the whole complete learning. I am hoping that I have better luck this time.
So, let's get started with today's learning.
The first thing we will get up to for this morning, is to sing our good morning song.
Then come on everyone. It's time for
Have you tried the daily PE sessions with Joe Wicks on his YouTube channel?
9.00am - 9.30am Monday to Friday. Log on to his channel and watch daily.
Right, now you are all awake, it's time to work on that phonics knowledge a little more.
Math for today
Start with some counting. Pick a number and count on and back from 0-20 and then from your chosen number.
Sing the song 10 current buns and think about what happens to the amount of buns remaining each time. Learn the value of the coin used in this song.
Today you are going to work through some simple problem solving questions. Get your parents to read the question and try to answer them for yourself.
There are plenty to have a go at, so have some fun. These will help you to prepare you for reception.
Time for a spot of lunch
Glad to see you back for this afternoons learning. It is all based around some of the activities you have in your pack for Old MacDonald. As you know we have been learning lots of rhymes and this is a new one. Take a look at all the different thing you have in your pack. They will help you to learn in lots of different areas, but are linked to this rhyme. Start by singing and learning the rhyme.
I hope you have had a wonderful day and have also had some time playing in the sun with your families.
For now, goodnight and god bless my little ducklings.
I miss you all very much and are sending you the biggest virtual hug you could ever imagine coming your way.
See you soon
Mrs Fraser x
Welcome back to the Summer Term Two of Home Learning.
I hope you have had a wonderful half term with your families. Now this week some children will be coming back to school, while others will be staying at home. There is nothing to worry about if you are returning, as the teachers will continue to do a great job in keeping you safe and ensure you get to learn lots of new things ready for moving to Reception in September. However, if you are not heading back to school yet, there is no need to panic, as we will continue to provide home learning, just like we have since the start of lock down. All children should have now received their second pack of home learning, so even if you can't access this page, then you will still have lots exciting things to keep you busy for the next few weeks.
We of course would love to see all of you return, however your parents are making the best decision for you at this time and as a school we fully respect the decisions they make. It does not mean we don't care for you or that we wont miss you, because we will and have done. We just know that right now, your parents know what to do to keep you safe. You will continue to have fun and will continue to be supported at home in anyway that you need. If you require any support you can email myself on the class email or ring into school. I want be able to take your call as I am out supporting Mrs Knowles with another school, but the other ladies in Nursery will be able to offer assistance. I am just an email away should you need anything.
For those coming back into school, you will see that only a few things have changed in the nursery. There is a little more space between areas where your toys are set up and there is lots of equipment for you to use to keep those hands as clean as they can be. The most important part about coming back is keeping you safe, by ensuring you blow your nose in a tissue and bin it (washing your hands after) and that you continue to wash you hands regularly throughout the day, especially at those key meal and toilet times. If you start to feel poorly at any time, you must tell your teacher and then they can make the necessary steps to get you home safely and we can keep other children safe too. There is no need to panic about returning. You can still play with your friends and do lots of the things you did before there might just be a little bit more space between you and your friends. We have put teddy bears etc away, so that the toys can be kept nice and clean. You will be helping to clean your toys during the day, as it's important that you know how to keep safe for yourself.. The classroom is looking lovely and your wonderful home learning from the last few months, has been put up beautifully in the corridor on display. Thank you for all the work that was sent over. Please continue to send work over for this half term too!
If you have any questions or worries, please email me or ring into school for a chat with the wonderful ladies in nursery.
Week 1- Home Learning- Summer Two
Good Morning, my little Ducklings. I hope you are all bright eyed and bushy tailed and ready for today's learning. We will start off today with our welcome song and some exercise with Joe Wicks. To join Joe you will need to click on to his YouTube video .
This half term, there will be no new teaching of phonics. That is because we want all children to secure their phase 1 and phase 2 knowledge. It is better for them to take their learning deeper, than to race ahead and then forget their learning. Every phase builds on eachother.
Therefore, this week we will consolidate in our reviews the different elements of phase 1 and recap on the phase 2 sounds we learnt last half term, through games and activities.
Revisit and review- Phase 1 I've Got a Sound- Rhyme
Phase 2- Consolidating Our Learning
Good Morning Everyone
Happy Sunshine Friday.
Let's start with Joe Wicks
Then let's welcome everyone into the class today.
Today you are going to be learning the sound 'ss'. This sound appears at the end of a word, in words such as 'hiss, miss. tiss, fliss, bliss'.
Here are some words to learn to read which contain this sound.
Afternoon Learning- Our World Afternoon Project
Story for tonight
Now next week it is half term. The school have put together a whole school half term project, therefore if you click onto the link on the school page, you will be able to access this. Please continue to send across your pictures.
I hope you have an amazing half term.
See you soon
Mrs Fraser x
Good Morning and welcome to a brand new day. We are so lucky to have the sun back this week, however I do hope that as you are splashing about in your paddling pools, that you are following the sun safety rules.
If you are not sure of what they are, have a look at this to remind you.
Right, now that the reminder is there, let's get back to today's learning.
We will go with our normal start today of PE with Joe and our Good Morning Song. Make sure your all joining in.
Straight into phonics now folks.
Today you need to revisit and review your sounds learnt so far. You need to get the chalk out and play around with the sounds making some new words or words from the list below.
Your new sound for today is 'l' and 'll'. One appears in the initial sound position and the other as a final sound. Look at the words below and see if you can spot where you see and hear the sounds from today's new learning.
lap, let, leg, lot, lit, bell, fill, doll, tell, sell, Bill, Nell, dull, laptop
Here are some resources to use, that will help you to learn the sounds. I would also like you to work on reading other cvc words and recalling the memory words from phase 2.
Using the above as a guide, create yourself a picture by using lots of 2d shapes. Remember to name what you have used and begin to describe the shapes to your adults at home. Then send me a picture of what you have been doing.
Welcome back. Let's start with some afternoon yoga out in the garden.
Then let's get busy in the shaving foam. See what you can do this afternoon to keep your learning and to keep your mind and body as busy as can be. What can you draw, trace around or create as a picture in the shaving foam. Here is an example for you.
Other things to do this afternoon include:
Only when all that is done, is it time for you to take a bath, have your tea and get ready for today's story.
I hope you enjoyed today and I hope you are all safe and well.
Mrs Fraser x
Goodnight my little lovelies.
Miss you lots xxxx
Good Morning my little Ducklings. Welcome back for a brand new day of learning.
Today we start with some exercise. Let's try kids Zumba today for a change.
Then it's time for our Good Morning song to welcome everyone in. I hope no one is still in bed and that your all up, dressed and ready for the day ahead.
Phonics for today
Today is time for a new sound. But before we do, we start with a revisit and review of what we have learnt so far.
Set 1: s, a, t, p
Set 2: i, n, m, d
Set 3: g, o, c, k
Set 4: ck, e, u, r
Set 5: h, b
You can use the resources below to help you.
Then today, the new sound is 'f'. F for flower, fed, fruit, fork, food, foot.
You can also hear this sound at the end of the word 'huff, puff, fluff, tuff, snuff. However, this sound is made by two letters. This is known as a diagraph.
Now have a go at reading the words below. You will see that it contains the 'f' sound in the initial position and 'ff'in the final position. Unfortunately, I could not find the resources with the loop on the f, however children will need to get familiar with it written in different ways.
Math Learning for today
Now take a break and have a nice lunch.
Afternoon Learning Tasks
This afternoon you are going to learn all about bees and their life cycle. Here are the resources to help you learn all you need to know.
Tonight story is all about a little bee. I hope you enjoy!!
Goodnight my ducklings. Sleep tight.
Lots of love and cuddles coming your way.
Mrs Fraser x
Tuesday 19th May 2020
Good Morning Everyone. I hope you are all fit and well and are continuing to enjoy time with your families, making wonderful memories.
I would like to say I have had some wonderful learning sent to me online from lots of children, however there are some children I would like to see sharing with me what they have been up to at home. Whether it be completed learning tasks or shared experiences at home, it would be great to see your photographs of what has been keeping you busy during COVID-19 lock down.
Some of you will have heard the tv and your parents talking about you coming back to school. That is right and some of you will join us back after the half term next week, however if you are staying off a little longer, don't worry. You wont miss out. There will be lots of learning opportunities to continue to support you further. So until that time, we continue as we have been doing and add learning on here for you to enjoy and to make your own fun and memories with your family.
Let's start this morning with our good morning song, followed by going to the dough disco. If you have got any dough, then go quick, into the kitchen and get your parents to help you make some. The recipe is below. When it's made you will be ready to begin and everyone will be in a registered.
Phonics for today.
First of all I would like you to work on an activity that draws your ears into recognising the sounds around you. It will help you to tune your ears in, ready for learning your new phonics sound 'b'. Today is all about the 'b' sound. That is 'b' for bat, ball, bog, boat, bed. bun, bud, bug. Lots of our words around us start with this initial letter sound. Think of words you know that start with this letter sound and share them with your family. Then it is important that you can learn to say the sound on it's own and at the start of a word and then be able to read the sound when you see it on it's own and in a word. When you can do that, then use the other sounds to build words. You can read them and write them.
Here are resources below to help you in lots of different ways.
Math for today.
Let us go back to simple addition to 5. Use the resources to help you identify different ways to make.
Welcome back for the afternoon.
Have a go at this mini project this week, during your afternoon sessions. Make sure you capture all your learning and send it across to me. You can access the books on YouTube if you don't have access to them at home.
Now a busy day is done, it's time to rest and relax from all the fun. Come and sit down and share a good book. I know which is right, so take a look.
Lots of love Mrs Fraser x
Happy Monday Morning Everyone. Welcome to a brand new day of learning and fun.
Grab your joggers and a t-shirt. It's time to get physical with Joe Wicks.
Go to YouTube and log on to the daily live stream.
Make sure you have your water bottle to hand, because your going to need it.
Now, I hope you all enjoyed that and are ready for a sing song, as we sing our good morning song.
Now this week is about revising all that we have learnt so far with our phonics and working on set 5 of the phase 2 sounds. I want you to carry on working on recalling all the sounds learnt so far and working to recall your phase 2 memory words/tricky words.
So here below are resources to help you to revisit what we have learnt.
Set 1: s, a, t, p
Set 2: i, n, m, d
Set 3: g, o, c, k
Set 4: ck, e, u, r
This week you will be taught this set, so that by half term you will have been taught all of your phase 2 sounds.
Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss
Today, you are learning the letter sound 'h'. This is the sound you hear at the beginning of the word, horse, hen, head, hand, hammer, helmet, home and many other words.
With the other sounds you have been taught, you can make the words, hen, hat, hog, hop, hand, hot, had.
Can you learn to sound out these words, using your phonics knowledge? Count how many sounds are in these words. You can use robot arms to help you.
When you have learnt to hear, say and read the sound, it's time to write the sound. You can choose any media to write the sound. The messier the better! Here's how to write it.
Now use these resources to help you take your learning further and deeper or just to revise what you already know.
Ready for Math today.
Start with counting, 0-10 forwards and back
Pick a number from 1-20. Start at that number and count forwards then back to the starting number.
Then I want you to sing number rhyme songs that you can recall. They can be any you like and can remember.
Then here is some early counting activities for you to complete.
Welcome Back from having your lunch. I do hope you had a healthy lunch to keep your energy up for this afternoon.
This afternoon you learning will all be focused around recapping and deepening your understanding on the seasons. Some activities are linked to things you have done while others will extend your knowledge further. It is all based around a story, which I am sure you will enjoy. There is a wide range of activities for you to print off and complete. You can do them all or just complete some. It is up to you.
Let's get physical to end the day and before we settle down for a story.
And so..........................for tonight's story. Snuggle down, relax and enjoy!!!
Goodnight my ducklings. See you all soon
Mrs Fraser Update on Friday 15.5.2020
I am so pleased to hear that many of you have had a lovely weekend and have been enjoying the lovely learning experiences I have set for you the last few weeks.
We are now drawing near to the end of the Summer One Term and as you will have heard, Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 can, if parents wish, return to school on the 1st June.
Obviously, as you are all nursery that does mean that you are the lucky ones, who have been chosen to return to school.
For some of you, you will be excited and for others you may feel worried, anxious, school and unsure. All of those feelings are natural, however you know at school our job is not only to help you to learn but to keep you all safe. The wonderful teachers will be doing there absolute best for you all, to ensure you are kept as safe as humanly possible. We love you all dearly and have missed you so much, therefore we will as teachers and early years practitioners be ensuring that everything is in place for you to return to school safely. There will be lots of cleaning, hand washing, keeping ourselves in certain spaces in the classroom and changes to our daily routine, however what hasn't changed is how we feel about your learning and safety. It has always been our priority.
There maybe some news rules and guidelines to follow, but as you are all super at following rules and having changes to your routine at times, I am absolutely 100% that as my lovely little Ducklings, you will have no problems in adapting to the new rules and routines. You are my little stars, who have coped magically in these usual times and as Waterside Droplets, we continue as expected, with our best foot forward, a happy and positive attitude and a massively big, can do attitude.
Together we can do this and in the process have fun, be happy and continue to learn in our 'outstanding' way.
I want all parents to know, that the school will be doing everything they can to uphold the government guidelines, to ensure the safety of your child is the number one priority.
If you have chosen to decline for your child to come back to school, then that is fine also. We respect your decision. We of course, will continue to miss them, but will ensure there is learning online as normal and that your child has a new pack of learning activities to keep them busy. These will come out shortly. You can also continue to communicate with me in the same way- emailing myself at email@example.com
So for the 1st June, we look forward to seeing some of you back in class and for others we will miss you from a far and keep you in our hearts and minds.
Lots of love always
Happy Friday Folks!!! We made it through another week of home school learning and lock down. You have all been truly amazing and I couldn't be proud of you, as I am right now. Parents, thank you for your sensational hard work at home keeping your children learning, happy and most importantly safe.
Today I am lucky to be at home celebrating my sons birthday. He is a grand old age of '18'. He's making me feel really old, but I know when I am with you guys in school, I am certainly young at heart.
So while I am busy celebrating, for you folks it's a day of fun and laughter ahead.
I want you to continue to make wonderful memories with your families, as I will be doing today.
We start with the good morning song and a visit to the funky finger disco.
Let's start with phonics.
Today is a revisit and review of all the sounds you have learnt so far from set 1 to 4.
The important thing today is to revisit all the sounds, making sure that you can hear them, say them, read them, write them and use them to build vc and cvc words, such as in, as, it, mat, cat, fat, tap, net, leg.
Use the resources below to help you.
Math for today- Fun, fun and more fun. Practical and interactive
Afternoons creative learning- Making a bird feeder.
Now your busy active day of learning is done, it is time to settle down for the weekend with a good book. Here is tonight's story. I hope you like it little ones. Have an amazing weekend and I will see you back on Monday. Remember to keep emailing across all your super learning. It is so lovely to see how busy and creative you are being at home with your learning.
For now, it's goodnight, sweet dreams and don't let the bed bugs bite.
Lots of hugs and kisses being sent your way
Mrs Fraser x
Good Morning Everyone. Welcome Back!!! It's going to be another day of wonderful online learning.
I do hope you are all keeping safe and well and that you are being brilliant learners at home for your parents.
This morning, like every morning we will start with our good morning song and then a little bit of exercise. All you sleepy heads need to get up and out of bed (your not teenagers yet!!) and come and join me and your classmates for some singing and exercise,
Here is goes......
Now it's time to start our learning with some phonics learning. In order to wake our ears up, we will start with recalling our nursery rhymes with Mr Tumble. Our special learning friend. Then we move on today to recapping all of our sounds learnt so far and then learning the new sound 'r'. Your right, it's 'r' for rabbit, robot, rod and run. You got it!!! This sounds can come at the start of a word or within a word.
Here are the sounds you have learnt so far and you will see the 'r' sound as the last one in set 4.
Using all the sounds you know so far, you can use them to make words. Such as, ran, sit, pet, put, net, ten. Write the sounds out on post it notes as individual sounds and then play around, seeing what words you can build.
Then use the resources and games below, to help you work on getting those sounds into your long term memory.
Remember, we are learning to hear the sound, say the sound, recognise the sound, find the sound and write the sounds. When we can do that, we can build words with lots of different sounds.
Now onto Math for today...
We are going to do a little bit of work, looking at estimation. Now we are working well with our counting and other nursery math skills, I thought I would extend you a little further by looking at this concept. Use the powerpoint and activities below to help you grasp what is meant by estimating or taking an estimate. You can estimate in lots of different contexts. Here are some below. I hope you find these things useful.
I have also added in a number talk activity for you to work out. Let's get talking about math.
This afternoon is about having fun with early science. I want you to start learning about materials and how they work. There are a range of difference early science experiments for you to work through for the rest of the week. You never know, you may be the next scientists of the future.
Now you have had your afternoon of science fun, it's time to relax and enjoy a good book. Grab your teddies, your beanbag, some milk and cookies and snuggle down. I hope you enjoy it.
Goodnight by little Ducklings. Sweet dream x
Mrs Fraser x
Good Morning Wednesday 13th Math 2020.
I do hope you are all well on this fine sunny,but chilly morning. We see blue skies again and hear the early morning birds in the trees. That means one thing my ducklings. It's time to get up sleep heads. Get out of bed and come and join me for a wonderful day of online/home learning.
Today we start by getting dressed, (all by yourself now) and singing our good morning song. Then today it's straight into some morning exercise with our friend Joe Wicks. Remember to go to his live stream on YouTube for today's session.
Now time for our good morning song. We can't miss that. It's part of our daily routine.
Right, it's straight into phonics we go.
Let's start with a warm up game. I want you to get your parents to call out a name of animal. With that name, I would like you to clap out the syllables in that name or you could tap them out on some pots and pans. This will help you to tune your ears in ready for hearing your phonics sounds. Then pick 3 of your favourite nursery rhymes, stand in the mirror and sing them back to yourself.
Now time for our new sound. Today we are learning to hear, say, read and write the letter sound 'u'.
This sound can appear at the start of a word, such as 'up' or it can appear in the middle of a word , like in the word 'cub', known as a vowel sound.
Here are some resources to help you learn the sound.
You can also learn how to write the sound. If you want you can write the sound on it's own and then in some of the words below. If you need help, then you can use the sheets in your pack or even trace the sound and words, using tracing paper. If that doesn't help, then follow over what your parents have written down for you. But, remember you are writing the lower case letters and not the capital letters.
We are learning the sound, before we learn the letter name.
Now don't forget to have a go at reading those tricky, memory words. These are the words we just need to know. Whenever we see them, we need to be able to read them by sight and from memory. We are not supposed to sound them out, like we do when we read other words.
Welcome back for Math. Today I would like you to focus on your counting. Your recognition of numbers and in identifying numbers. Here are some resources to help you.
Start with some counting. Finger clash to a given number and then sing some number rhymes, such as 5 Little Ducks, 10 Fat Sausages.
Then onto your activities.
I would like you to create a number jigsaw like the one in the picture and then to find some pegs and peg out the correct numeral on the cards. The resources are here for your game.
Welcome back from your lunch. You ready for an afternoon of food.
Let's start with a few games. Get out int he garden and join in.
1- Go and play hide and seek
2- Draw a hopscotch and play this with someone in your family. You will need a dice.
3- Go and dig in the flower beds and see what you can find.
4- See how many times you can hop on one leg in a minute.
5- See how many times you can run around the garden, until your legs feel like jelly.
6- Listen to what you can hear from your garden and draw the things you think you hear.
7- Get some chunky chalk and write your name as big as you can (only the first letter is a capital letter)
8- Grab a board game and play it with your family.
9- If you have a dog or a cat, try and teach it some new tricks.
10- Go back to the beginning and start again. (Just kidding)
Have fun and get active!!!
Here are some resources this afternoon to help you to learn about what it means to demonstrate good behaviour, as this is something we always work on, so that we can be the best we can be.
You can have a discussion with your family and see where each other picture cards needs to be placed.
Then finish the afternoon by painting a picture of your house. You can add in your family if you wish. Here is an example for you, but you will all live in different types of houses, so don't be worried if your pictures you send in, all look different. You can use paint and combine other resources to help you make your picture as funky and attractive as you like.
We will come the day with a story.
Here is your story for today.
I hope you enjoy!!
Goodnight and god bless (As my nan would say)
Happy Tuesday Everyone!!! I do hope you have another fantastic day of home learning. You are all doing an amazing job, so keep going and keep sending me across via email, all the pictures of your wonderful learning. It helps us all to stay in touch and I can help you celebrate your excellent achievement.
We are all so proud of how you are coping at this usual time in your educational journey.
Today we start with some funky dough disco, before we welcome everyone online. So go and make your dough or grab your dough from last time and let's have some fun. Our good old friend Shonette Bason Wood is waiting for you. Once our fingers are warmed up and our mind is awake for the day, she's even going to help us learn our days of the week. Come on sleepy heads, give it a go!!!
Let's all say good morning to eachother. I want you to have a go at saying good morning/hello in lots of different languages. In our class we have lots of children who's parents or themselves are from other parts of our world. It's time to learn a little bits about how they speak, starting with saying hello. Use this sheets to help.
Now we have said good morning, it's time to recap on those sounds we have been learning and the way in which we put them together to read words and to spell words.
Your new sound today is 'e'. You guessed it! It's 'e' for egg and for elephant.
What other words can you think of that begin with the letter sound 'e'. This sound is also a sound that is usual found also within a word, such as in the word 'pet, net, let'. It is also known as a vowel sound.
Just the resources today to help you hear the sound,, say the sound, read the sound and write the sound, along with the others you have learnt.
Math for today.
Let's start with some counting. You can pick any number from 0-20 and count forwards and then count backwards.
Then we are going to look at prepositional language. This language will help you to identify the position of objects. It will help you to develop your understanding and maths skills all at the same time.
Now your lunch break is done, it's time to do some work on your feelings.
I want you to learn about the different emotions we experience at different times in our life. I would then like you to talk to your mum and dad about times when you might have felt the different emotions.
Can you use lots of different materials and make your own emotion faces. Remember to post me a picture when you are done.
As we close the day for our rest, it's time to say goodbye and snuggle down for a story. Grab your milk and biscuits, that good old favourite teddy and rest yourself somewhere comfy. Here's tonight's story.
Before we go, dream happy thoughts and end today well.
Goodnight my little ducklings.
Missing you all to the moon and back.
Monday 11th May 2020
Good Morning my Ducklings. I do hope you have had a good weekend and enjoyed the VE 75th celebrations that were held on Friday.
I have had lots of fun with my neighbours all out on the front in their gardens, observing social distancing. It was really nice to see the community spirit and such a time.
We start a new week of learning and this week we start to add new aspects of learning to your phonics and maths.
First of all, let's welcome everyone in today and start the day with some physical exercise, preparing the mind and body for the day ahead.
Now it's time to recap, review and add something new to our phonics teaching.
So far you have learnt the first few sets of the phase 2 sounds. Now let's add some more sounds. Here are the ones we will add this week. A new sound will be focused on each day. This week we will work on Set 4.
Revise and review
Now you can work on the writing of your sounds and also some of the words you have learnt today. Use the handwriting sheet to help you. Remember this sound, is made up of two letters. So write them down together. You also have the sheets in your pack to help you.
Time to move onto our maths learning. Today we are going to think about the weight of objects. Here is a powerpoint to help you learn all you need to know. There are lots of resources to help you learn about heavy, heavier and light and lighter. This will help you to learn about making comparisons.
Time for a little lunch, before we carry out with the next part of our learning day.
This afternoon I would like you to start with recapping and learning new nursery rhymes. This are a really important part of their learning. It helps the children to learn to develop their; reading skills, listening and attention skills, their concentration, their creative skills and much much more. Use this website to help you and your child to get a good grasp of nursery rhymes. There are lots of follow up resources to help your child taking their learning further.
Now I would like you to focus on Music and Movement. This website below has lots of resources to help you work on the skills that are required for children to learn the necessary music skills.
Well another busy day has been done and it's time to say goodnight. I look forward to seeing you back here tomorrow, for a new day of learning.
Sweet dreams my Ducklings.
Mrs Fraser xxxx
Good morning my little ducklings. I do hope you are well.
Today is a very special day, as we celebrate VE Day.
Today will be a little bit different.
I would like you to spend the day, having fun and celebrating VE Day with the Nation.
I would like you to get all your resources and things that you have made this week and put them up to decorate your house.
I would like you to get baking today and to prepare your picnic. That is your job for this morning.
Then once it is all prepared, you need to set up your area.
You can choose to have your picnic in the back garden or on the front so that your neighbours can see.
Then it's time for some games. You can have a go at making your own.
Now you have had a busy day of party food and party fun, it' s time to close those eyes as you calm down and listen to a good old story.
Good morning campers. I do hope you are wide awake and ready for a fun day of learning.
Let's kick start the day with our good morning song and a bit of physical exercise. We know exercise is good for both our body and mind. So come on everyone, give it a go. Go to the live feed on YouTube to find Joe Wicks.
Now it's time to get to work on our phonics. This week we have been learning to read words containing the sounds we have learnt so far. So let's go over those sounds this morning and then continue to work on reading with those sounds to make words. Then to extend you further, I would like you to work on your name writing, writing patterns and then writing letters to make simple words. If any of you need a bit of help, your parents could always write the word in a yellow felt tip or crayon and you can trace over. The most important thing, is that you are giving it a go and helping to build up your ability to write, ready for moving to Reception.
The key is to learn to say the sounds correctly, identify the sounds when you see them, read them and begin to build words when reading and writing. This is the time to start.
Use the resources below to help you.
Now for this afternoon's learning.
I would like you to design and make your own spitfire plane. You can use any resources around your house, big or small, 2d or 3d to help you. Here are some ideas you could start with. There is a set of instructions to help you make a basic plane.
I want you to make them as attractive as you can and hang it outside in the garden along with your other VE things that you have made.
By Friday you should have lots of things to decorate your house, as part of the VE 75th Celebration.
Now for the rest of the afternoon, I would like you to focus on how you are feeling. I want you to understand a little more about what has been going on. So here is a story to help you. This is what we call a social story. I would like you to talk to your parents about how staying at home has made you feel. We are all feeling a little strange, so please be honest and tell them how you feel. It could be good or bad, but they are there to help you to feel safe, loved and cared for. So is Mrs Fraser. I am always just at the end of the phone or an email.
Now the busy day is done, we have learnt and had lots of fun, it's time to say goodbye, till tomorrow. It's time to get fed and bathed and ready for bed. When that's done and you have snuggled down. Here is your story to close the day away and to help you sleep calming in your beds tonight.
Goodnight and sweet dreams my ducklings
Good Morning Wednesday 6.5.2020
It's nice to see the sunshine is back with us for another wonderful day of home learning. Here is what you have to keep you learning and keep you busy for today.
Let's start with a good morning welcome to one and all and then a little bit of exercise to wake up the body and mind. Remember to log on to the live feed with our fitness fanatic Jo Wicks.
Now it is time for a little extra PE this morning. Here are some other exercises to keep you moving. have a go at what you can.
Now it's time for some singing. Today's focus is some number rhymes. Join in and get those singing voices singing to your hearts content.
This will help you to warm yourself up for your phonics.
Now it is time to work on your reading skills. With the resources below. You are learning to blend, which means you are building up your sounds to read a word. Use the alphablocks to help you. I have now added the tricky words/need to know words that are required for children to learn by memory, when learning to read at phase 2. These words children just need to learn, remember and recall. These words we ask are not sounded out, but learnt by sight. The aim is for the children to learn these fluently when they see them on flashcards, when around the classroom and wider environment. Also when they see them in books. These words are words which make up over 60% of any text- fluent words which appear again and again. Please help your child to learn them. Work on these frequently to ensure that by the end of nursery, your child can read these words by sight.
Math for today is all about subtraction. Here are some lovely home activities to help you. The job is to get you as secure as you can be with this element of math learning.
Take an early lunch and then we will get back to it.
Now for your afternoon's learning. Here it is. Enjoy!!!
Plan yourself a VE Day Celebration Tea Party. You can write down what foods you would like or you could draw them. Then I would like you to complete an invitation for who, if anyone you would like to the celebrations. This could be your favourite teddy, your mum or even the dog. Get your parents to help you. Then you can use this on Friday to make the picnic, like one in the picture.
You can also finish off things from the VE pack yesterday, as there was a lot in there to keep you busy.
Now it's time for some outside fun.
I would like you to.....
Now that you have had all that fun, it's time to calm the day down and close the day off with a good book. Snuggle down after your tea and a bath and relax to your hearts content.
Click below for tonight's story. Goodnight my ducklings. Missing you lots. Please continue to stay safe and take care of eachother.
Good morning my little ducklings. Welcome to a brand new day of learning. The sun is up in the sky, the birds are tweeting in the trees and the minutes are ticking by. So come on, get up, get out of bed and join me for a great day of learning, the Waterside home schooling way.
First things first, let's wake up our body and brains and shake yourself into Tuesday.
Click on here and enjoy some early morning exercise.
Right folks, no time to waste.Let's get you registered and straight into today's phonics session.
Phonics today is a recap of phase 1, including some singing and then working on reading phase 2 sounds we have learnt so far and making words with the sounds. Here is goes. Click on the links below to take you to some games that will help you.
Now it's time for a little math learning.
I would like you to recap on your understanding of full, empty, half full and half empty. In order to do that, go and have a go at filling some containers and then have a go at representing what you see infront of you, on paper through a drawing. Here is an examples to help you.
Now for your main learning. Here is a way that we can work through the early stages of addition and showing how we calculate a total when two amount are added together.
You can see, we start with objects (amounts)s, pictures and then a written calculation to represent the pictorial.
Using this example, I would like you to create your own addition object calculations, pictorial calculations and then written calculations. Just remember to count on from the first set in order to find the total.
Now take a break, grab yourself some lunch and get yourself fueled for this afternoon.
Good afternoon folks. Welcome back!!!
This afternoon, I would like you to start with an ICT hunt. I would like you to go around and find lots of different ICT in your house. If you have old magazines, I would like you to cut them up with all of the ICT things you can find in it and make a collage.
Now time to play some games.
Use the computer to help dress the alien. You are learning how to complete an ICT program.
Now for the rest of the afternoon, you can use the resources here, to learn about what we will all be celebrating and remembering on Friday this week. It is a very special time, even though we are not in school. The resources will help you to learn about things in history, which happened a long time ago. It involved soldiers and they are who we will be thanking and remembering.
Have lots of fun with the resources. They will help you get ready for Friday.
Time to close the day with a good story. So button down the hatches and grab the ipad. Click on the video and enjoy today's story.
I hope you enjoy.
Good night my treasure gems.
Welcome back everyone. I hope you have all had a good weekend and are all ready for another week of learning. We are hoping this week to find out some information from the government as to when and how schools will open. We are this is soon as we are all missing you lots and know how keen you are to be back. Obviously, this will only be done when it is safe to does so. Once we hear any news, of course as a school we will let you know.
Well, let's start the day in our usual way. Let's welcome you all in and get your registered for today. Then let's get physical.
Mrs Fraser has been trying really hard at home to eat healthy and to run everyday on the tread mill, so I hope you are all trying hard too, to keep healthy.
Not it's time to go onto YouTube live and log in with Joe Wicks for our daily session of physical movement and exercise.
Now grab a drink and calm your body down. Remember to think about the physical changes that have taken place in your body whilst you have been exercising. Think about why you need water in your body and the job that water does to keep you healthy. Have a chat with your parents or older siblings and they will be able to share this information with you.
Your all registered and here for today's learning,so let's get going.
We are going to start with a sing song and revising our phase 1 phonics. Use the resources below to help you.
Work on spotting the sounds around you.
You will also see a rhyming game. I would like you play that, as it helps you to keep your ears tuned into the sounds of words.
Here are some word cards you can print off and work on reading with your parents. The buttons underneath, represent the unit of sounds. If there is 3 dots, that represents 3 individual sounds. You can count the sounds in each word.
I would also like you to work on writing your letter sounds, including writing your name. Remember when you write your name, you only use a capital letter for the first letter of your name and not the other letters.
Look at how I write my name- Mrs Fraser.
Now take a little well earned break and then when you come back we will crack on with some wonderful, snappy maths.
Let's start math
We are going to work on recognising numbers to 10, ordering them and matching the same amount of objects to the numeral.
Log on to the link below and work through the activities.
Welcome Back for the afternoon.
This afternoon I would like you to learn about Ramadan which some of our other children in our setting are celebrating at the moment. This will help you to understand the celebrations of other people around you.
There are lots of resources, including a story for you to share to help you learn about other celebrations, that may be different to your own.
Remember, in our class we all help eachother to celebrate the different religious celebrations that the children experience in our class.
Right, now your busy day is done, it's time to have your tea, take a bath and snuggle down with a good book.
Get your cup of hot chocolate and snuggle with that special teddy. Relax and dream to your hearts content this evening.
Goodnight and sleep tight my little treasured ducklings.
Happy Friday Folks!!! 1st May 2020
I hope you are all well as we come to the close of what has been 7 very strange and unusual weeks. You have all coped so well during the national crisis and the work you are producing at home, is simply sensational. Not only are you amazing, but so are you parents for all of their help and support in keeping you learning. I applaud you all for what you are doing.
Today is going to be a different day of learning. You have all worked so hard this week, I thought we could do with a change.
This week it has been Captain Jon's birthday. The gentleman that has raised an incredible amount of money to help support the NHS to help sick people during this current time.
He has celebrated a very special birthday as he reached the grand old age of 100. There are not an awful lot of people who could accomplish this, so well done to him. As you can see he shows lots of signs of being an elderly man.
Today you are going to learn about who we change as we grow up and using this knowledge and all of your art skills, you are going to be asked to create a portrait of yourself, in the future. This is based on what you think you will look like at 100. Your mum and dad or brothers and sisters could do one too! You require a wicked imagination to complete this task.
All you need is a pencil and a nice big piece of white paper. Oh an a mirror to help you see where the parts of your face are located in relation to eachother. You can add colour if you wish and could even draw yourself in the present day.
When you have completed this, take a photograph and upload a picture to my email address at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love to see what you have drawn and just how fabulous you will all look at 100 years old.
Your second task today is to........dress up and act as an old person who is 100 years. I want you to think about what you will be able to do and what you think you want be able to do. Compare that to how you are now. As an imaginary 100 year old person, will you still be able to move around in the same way, eat what you do now, go to school, have the same friends, etc ?
Here is an example for you to follow.
Now here is some thing is for you to complete this afternoon. Pick 10 things to do.
If you have completed 10 things and still want something else to do, here is some work on adding more.
You normally go on tonight at click on the story that I have set you, but tonight I would like you to pick a story and I would like you to have the story read to you by your parents and then I would like you to video yourself telling the story back to me. You need to use the pictures in order to help you retell the story to me. You can tell me about the characters, where the story is taking place and what is happening.
This will help you develop your speaking skills and your work in early reading around story telling. I would like you to send your videos to me on the email above. I would love to hear you are speaking, as I have missed hearing your wonderful and joyful voices.
Pick you favourite book and have fun with it.
I can't wait to hear them.
But for now my little ducklings, it is goodnight and god bless (as Mrs Fraser's nan would say)
Mrs Fraser xxxx
Thursday 30th April 2020
Welcome back and Good Morning.
I hope you have had a wonderful sleep and ready for a fun filled day of learning.
Today we start with the good morning song and then will get straight to work with our friend, the P.E guy, Joe Wicks.
Apologises for some of the videos not uploading over the last few days. I am having technical issues, which as you can imagine are not needed, especially as I am on my laptop most of the day. However, I will continue to try and upload what I can onto the blog.
Here is the phonics for today.
We are going to learn the letter sound 'k'. This sound can come at the beginning of a word, but when you hear it at the end of a word or in the middle of a word, it may also be written as 'ck'. Where two letters make one sound it's called a diagraph.
Right what words can you think of that begin with thew letter sound 'k'.
Yes your right...... k for kite, k for kitten, k for kennel.
What others can you think of ? Get your mum or dad to write them down on a post it note and keep them safe.
Now work on your oral blending by using the robot. He only eats the words that you can name the object in the picture and can then sound out the words. When you can done this, you can then have a go at spelling the right word, using your letters. You can have help if you need it.
Now for today's math work.
I would like you to work on patterning and securing your knowing of grouping and colour. Use the activity tasks below to help you. With the colour sheets go and find objects around your house that match.
This afternoons learning- Patterning continued
Can you create natural art, using a pattern
Remember to send over the pictures when you are complete. I can't wait to see what you have created.
I would also like you to think about your construction learning. I want you to create a wonderful and new local area in your living room. What would it look like, who would you put in it? User whatever you can to construct with. Again, I would love to see what you have created. Here is an idea for you.
Now it's time to end the day with a story. Tonight's bedtime story is below.
Snuggle down, have a glass of warm milk and listen away.
Goodnight my little ducklings. See you tomorrow.
Hugs to you all. xxx
Wednesday April 29th 2020
Welcome back to home/online learning. I hope you are all well, bright eyed and bushy tailed and ready for learning today. Get your body ready for learning by joining Jo Wicks for today's workout.
Go and click on to the live online video on YouTube.
Now your body and mind is awake. Lets sing our good morning song.
Today, I would like you to make some dough and get your hands warmed up for some dough disco with our friend Shonette Bason Wood.
So off to the kitchen you go with your mum or dad and have food making some dough. When you are done, use the video below to help you to go, to the dough disco. Make sure you do this, where there is no carpet. I don't want to be in trouble with the parents.
Now your fingers are all warmed up, it's back to those writing patterns. Go and find some old rolls of wallpaper, cardboard boxes and get mark making. This helps to get your muscles in your hand ready for writing. Then when your done, it's time to work on your name writing, number writing and letter writing.
Use the mats below to help you form everything correctly
Phonics- Today's new sound is 'c'. This is the sound you hear at the start of the word, cat, car, cup, cap,
use the videos below to help you to say the sound correctly and to write the sounds. Remember you can also review other other sounds taught too!
With the other sounds you have learnt this week and over the last few weeks, you can put the sounds together to make, read and spell words. Here are some words to work on. You can read them, spell them and write them.
Math Learning for today
Revise 1 more and 1 less than using cubes, blocks etc to help you.
Then I want you to grab the sock bag and looking at the patterns, pair them up. Can you spot the patterns on the socks? Can you find any other patterns also?
Now time for lunch. Take a break and see you back soon.
Right this afternoon, I would like you to work on mailing a hug. You can make one and post it to me using the schools address or you can take photographs of it and work on sending it me via email. It's up to you.
Here is an example below
Now you have completed today's learning, it's time to end the day with a good book.
Click on below for your bedtime story. I do hope though, you have had your tea and had a bath and are ready to snuggle down.
Tuesday 28th April 2020
Welcome back to another day of home learning. Grab your coat and off you head to garden.
Time to get you body and mind awake, so that you can be the best you can be today.
Time for a spot of Yoga.
Make sure your parents and siblings (if you have them) are out of bed and joining in.
Right in you come, wide awake. It's time to welcome you all in, take the register and sing our daily song. I hope none of you are still in bed!
Now the sound can come at the beginning of the word, such as octopus, olive, ostrich, orange. It can also come in the middle of a word, such as log, bog, frog, dog. You say the sounds in each of the words, then can you read them and then write them.
Use the cards to help you.
Now have a go at working on your letter formation. Use the letter formation guide to help you.
You can work on oral blending also.
Afternoon Learning- An afternoon of math fun in real contexts
Now your busy day is done, time to settle down and end the day with a good old story. Here is one for tonight.
Goodnight and sweet dreams.
Mrs Fraser xxxx
Happy Monday- 27th April 2020
Welcome back for another week of fabulous home learning. Thank you to all of those who have been joining in with the daily learning and have been sending me wonderful emails with kind messages and extremely exciting examples of the work that has been taking place. The work I have seen is truly sensational and big heart felt thanks to all the mums and dad who are helping me keep your learning going. With them, this wouldn't be possible. They are doing an amazing job and I am so proud to see how hard you are working and how your learning is progressing.
It continues to be a strange all time for all of us, but I can see that you and your families are making the most of the extra time together along with the learning. If you do have any worries, want any extra help, want a chat, need any food or anything then please let me know via email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
I would like to say, I truly am missing you all so much and I am sending you the biggest of hugs via this message to you. You are as always in my thoughts, as you always will be. You are my little treasured ducklings and I am too am like you, finding it hard at times not seeing you as I would normally. Mrs Cartwright keeps me informed of the chats she is having with you, whilst I am out supporting at our other school. However, it doesn't mean that I have forgotten you. I am just simply in a different location from yourselves. You know me, I would spend every minute on the phone to you if I could. However, as you are all busy working at home with your families, I will continue to work on putting lots of nice things online for you to do. The learning you will have on here, will help you to secure what I believe is your Nursery year, whilst introducing you to new concepts which stretch and challenge you ready for Reception. The lists below will help you to see how we look at how your child is developing at a typical level and helps us to identify gaps which needs teaching to address them before they move on. On when the children have acquired this skills, will they be able to build upon them and move on. If you use this to address anything additional you are doing with your children at home, then you will ensure they are fully prepared for when they return and move to the Reception Year Group.
The key things I would like you to focus on to prepare yourself for reception are.....
Now you have all this information, it's time to get on with this weeks learning. You ready guys, then off we go!!!!!
Today we have taken the register early and are now in the swing of doing our daily exercise. So log onto Jo and off you go.
Have you worked up a sweat? Can you identify how your body feels now you have done your exercise?
Well fancy a little bit more. Come on, you know you want to. Let's get moving some more. It will wake up those muscles all over your body and guess what? Your getting fit whilst having fun. Please make sure you grab your mum and dad and your siblings to join in with you.
That's it you super stars, your all awake and ready for the day ahead. Your mum and dad are ready too!.
We are now going to move on to your daily phonics.
1) First start with a nursery rhyme that you love. I want you to sing the rhyme and clap your hands to the beat of the song. Make sure you keep in time with the music.
2)Then, I want you to name all the people in your family. This can be your immediate or extended family (grandparents too!). Using two spoons and a pot or pan, I want you to tap out the syllables in their name. For example, Benjamin has 3 syllables 'ben= 1, jam=, in= 1.
See who has the most syllables in their name. You could then use this approach to tap out the syllables to names of fruit, story characters, your favourite tv program. It's up to you. This is your child's phase 1 knowledge, which must be secure, before the begin to learn sounds and is the early stages of reading.
3) Revisit and review all the letter sounds that you have been taught so far. Use the video below to help you and the Jolly Jingles. These will help your child to lock the rhymes into their heads and their long term memory.
Now this week it's time to learn the next set of sounds. You have learnt set 1 and 2 already and by Friday, you will have learn set 3 also. You will be able to put them altogether to make lots of different words and will be able to begin to read words made up of 2 and 3 letters. These are known as cv, vc and cvc words.
4) Your new sounds this week are Set 3: g, o, c, k.
Here is the sound in initial position and then at the end of a word
And at the end of a word, bring, sing, thing, bang, song, leg, log, nog, frog
You can use the Jolly Phonic Clip above to help you use the new sounds. The clips above will help you to learn how to write the sound too!
When you have learnt to say the hear, say, read and write the sound, then it's time to find words that contain the sounds and make words with the sounds you have learnt.
Write out the letters, but in the cursive style on pieces of paper and manipulate the sounds to make words. Each sound goes in one box.
Here is an example.
Now it's time to take a break and come back in a little while.
Now for your math learning.
I would like you to work on recognising the numerals 0-10. Ask your mum and dad to hide the numbers around the house and then go on a number hunt.
When you have found the numbers, come back and match them with the correct amount of pebbles, bricks, twigs etc.
Then I would like you to write the numbers using chalk or paint, pens or pencil. You could even make the numbers again out of twigs.
Can you count up to 10, then 20, on and back. Say it in a spooky voice, a silly voice, loud voice, quiet voice. Make your numbers roar!!!
Right, now it's time to work again on your more and less than.
Have you lunch and then it's back to it.
Welcome back for afternoon learning.
Here is a variety of activities for you to pick from. This is a new home learning pack for your child to continue to complete over the week.
To end your day my little ducklings, here is a story for you to snuggle down with and enjoy with your mum and dad, brothers and sisters (if you have them).
The perfect way to end a busy day.
Well done and see you tomorrow.
Miss you to the moon and back.
Mrs Fraser x
Good Morning Ducklings, Happy Friday. Let's rock the day away.
I hope you have all had a pleasant week this week and enjoyed the sunshine. I think it has made the sunshine a little bit more bearable. I am sorry yesterdays learning was not set up in the usually way, but unfortunately I had technical issues with the computer when trying to set the daily learning. I think it is because the nation was all trying to get online at the same time. However, the fact that you are reading and being able to see this today, means that I have been successful in getting back online. I am sure it will make you as happy as it made me. I missed putting together all of my little silly pictures etc on there. What did you think of the St George's Day celebrations? I look forward to seeing some lovely pictures in the next day or so and remember that anything you email to me, I will add on the normal weekly class blog (the one that we before Covid 19 interrupted our learning).
Yesterday we forgot to do the register. Oh no, I'm in trouble. Let's get registered now though for today and welcome everyone to online learning. Ready for a sing along.
Today for phonics I would like you to play a game of 'I SPY', with your family. In this game you will learn to find or recognise objects that begin with the initial sound that is given. For example, I spy with my little eye, something beginning with m....... It could be m for mum, m for mug, m for minion. Use all of the letter sounds you have learnt so far. The I want you to go and work on your phase 1 and early phase 2 sounds on an online game. Here are the details you need for the game.
Go onto the site and select from the games on phase 1 and 2. Today you can have ownership of the game you play. See what interests you and have a go.
I would also like you to learn a new song- The Sun has got his hat on. Here are the words below.
Now take a little rest break.
Now it's time for Jo Wickes.
Log on to his new blog today or use the link below to capture his session from yesterday.
Make yourself a beautiful butterfly to brighten up your house. Use the ideas below to help you.
Then I would like you to go in the garden and make yourself the biggest mud pie you possibly can. I want you to use bricks, pebbles, bark, twigs, grass etc Get as dirty as you can and send over some wonderful pictures of yourself covered in mud. It's your way of getting at one with the earth.
Now, jump in the bath, hot tub, shower and get yourself clean, have some tea and snuggle down for our bedtime story.
Thank you Ducklings. You are all amazing learners and it's a pleasure to be your teacher.
Goodnight and god bless or sweet dreams
Mrs Fraser x
Good Morning my little Ducklings. I do hope you are all well. The sun is in the sky, the birds are singing in the trees, telling you it's time to get up and start the day.
Today we will have a little bit of a different day of learning, as today we celebrate St George's Day. There a huge range of resources and ideas for you to pick from and to work on throughout the day. I hope you find them useful.
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Good Morning Ducklings! The sun is in the sky and the breeze is the air, come on folks, wake up and get out of bed. Come and join Jo Wickes as he wakes his mind and body up and you do the same with yours.
Log on to YouTube live for the session today.
Now your all here, we can register everyone is for today.
Let's start with a sing song. What song would you like to pick for today?
Go on then, we can sing them all. I know you love these ones.
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Grand Old Duke of York
Hickory Dickory Dock
5 Little Ducks
5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer
5 Little Monkey's Bouncing on the Bed
There was an old women
Round around the garden
Phonics Time Everyone
Today you are going to be recapping on the sounds learnt so far and then moving on to learning a new sound. You can say the sound, read the sound, write the sound and go and find objects link to the sound. Then putting all the sounds you have learnt so far, see what words you can make.
Today it is the letter sound 'd'. This is the first sound you hear at the beginning of dinosaur, dirt, dentist, dig, drum. What other words do you know that start with this sound. Tell your mum or dad what they are. What words can you pick up from them?
Remember though, when we come to write it down we use the precursive style.
Morning Snack Time Everyone.
Go and pick something nice, but remember to wash you hands. Keep those nasty germs away.
Hello, I am back. For the next part of our learning........................
Time for a little bit of maths.
Now it's time for lunch. Have something healthy!!!!
Afternoon learning- What's up next?
Have a look at the story the Hungry Caterpillar. Your learning this afternoon is going to come from that. Choose what you would like to do below, to extend your learning further.
Right, now it's time for tea as we close off another busy day of learning. Why don't you tonight help to prepare and cook tea with your parents. Learn about how to use tools safely in the kitchen and how things change in colour, shape, size or more when things are cookers.
Then when your done, enjoy you tea.
It's up those wooden hills to the bathroom and then to bed my ducklings. What story shall we have tonight............?
I know...........look below. I will let you into a secret. This is one of Mrs Fraser's favourite entertainers.
I hope you enjoy.
Goodnight and sleep tight. Loving you all lots from a far.
Tuesday 21st April 2020
Good Morning by little ducklings. Rise and shine you sleepy heads. There is no rest for ducklings. It's fun, fun, fun and fun all the way as we learn. Come on, let's get everyone together and sing our 'Good Morning' song, then we can register ourselves in for learning and get going.
Get your best singing voices and off we go!
Now we are all registered, let's start our phonics. Today you are going to learn a new sound. You can see the order in which we are going to teach them. Here you can see the overview, but stick with only the letter a day. We are going to learn just the first two sets and only when we can make words and reads words with those sounds will we move on to the others. Remember to all those parents out there, we are only teaching the letter sound. The sound it makes when you read the word and not the letter name. If you read the word 'c,a,t you will get cat, but if you read it as 'CAT' in C, A and T from the letter names, you will not get the word 'cat'.
Recap the sounds you have previously been taught and recap on using the sounds to blend real and nonsense words (words that don't make sense).
Now I want you to go and gather a collection of objects from around the house. Put them in order of height or length. Then using your toy cars, pieces of pasta etc measure your objects. This is called measuring with non-standard measures, which we looked at the other week when you were asked to measure yourself with cut out hands or feet. Make sure you are using the language in the powerpoint as you talk about the length and height of your objects.
Don't forget to work on your daily counting. Starting at 0 and counting to 10 and then 20. Work on counting back. Then work on counting from different starting numbers. Ask your parents to give you a starting number and count on or back from that number. Then have a go at making different quantities of objects to match. You can use any objects you can find around the house. If you have some paper, you can label the piles of objects with the given number. Make sure you write that number down correctly.
Now take a little break and have your dinner.
Now you are back, I would like you to work on your physical development. I know Jo Wickes was on this morning, but hopefully you can go on to Youtube (with your parents of course!!!) and log on to Jo's daily workout. I want you to work through that. When you are done, I want you to talk to your parents about how your body has changed in the way that it feels. Is it hot/cold, tired/relaxed etc?
As your body is warmed up, it's time to get them fingers to work. Grab some chalk, paint, crayons and out you go into the garden. Find some where you can work, because you are going to make your own Spring or Summer garden. I want to see colour, rainbows, flowers, birds, minibeasts etc. Make it as bright and colourful as you can and then take a picture. Get your mummy or daddy to help you upload it to my email so I can see what you have created. I will then also share it with all of the class on our class blog.
Now, it's time to find your bats and balls, hula hoops, buckets and spades and go and have some fun in your gardens. As the weather is really hot, make sure you have your summer hat on, your sun cream on your skin and that you have a bottle of water to drink from. Even though your not in school, it's my job to keep you safe. You need to help me to do that. Watch you don't get them cream in your eyes. Go and enjoy!!!!
It's tea time, bath time and time to settle down with a good book.
Here is the story for tonight....
Goodnight my ducklings. I miss you so much. Stay safe, healthy and loving learning online.
From Mrs Fraser x
Now the Easter holidays have come to a close, it's time to get back on track with our learning. Unfortunately, we are unable to be back in school but as always keeping you safe is our first and biggest priority of all. Therefore, we continue as we started a few weeks ago and keep going with you learning from home, with the support of myself and your family members at home.
So here it begins......
Summer Term 1- Monday 20th April 2020
Come on folks, no time to waste. You can't learn if you are in bed. It's time to rise and shine and start the day. Come on folks, Joe Wicks is on his way.
Go on to the live feed on YouTube and get your body and mind, switched on.
Now you are awake and those late ones have joined us. It's time to register and sing our Good Morning Song. I have missed hearing you all join in with me singing. Come on, early one in your family can join in too!
Now we have said good morning, I would like everyone to have another little sing along. Come on, who can remember the days of the week song. Remember to sing along to the tune of the Adams Family.
Days of the Week Song (To the tune of "The Addams Family")
Days of the week, (snap snap)
days of the week, (snap snap)
days of the week, days of the week,
days of the week. (snap snap)
There's Monday and there's Tuesday,
there's Wednesday and there's Thursday,
there's Friday and there's Saturday,
and then there's Sunday.
Days of the week, (snap snap)
days of the week, (snap snap)
days of the week,
days of the week,
days of the week. (snap snap)
Repeat all (x2)
Now have a look at the weather. Go to the window, look out and what can you see. Is it wet, sunny, cloudy, raining, snowing, etc? I want you to create a weekly weather chart so that you can learn about how the weather changes over time. It can look a little like this or you can do something different.
You can also use the weather forecast on the BBC News or ITV news to help you, as that is another way of using information that is shared regionally and nationally with people. Look at how true to their word the weather truly is. Did they get it right?
Weather captured, let's move on to our phonics and maths work.
Before Easter you began to learn your first set of letter sounds, s,a,t,i, p, n. Today I would like you to revisit those sounds before I teach you some new ones this week.
I want you to watch the video and join in. Then I want you to find a book and play phonics sound detectives. How many times can you spot these sounds as you look?
Then I want you to go and find these sounds in and around your house. Look everywhere you can to find them. I am sure you will see they are everywhere.
Now have a go at writing them, using the handwriting style I have taught you. You can select your own media to write with. Write the letters in the lower case style (not as capitals as we don't learn these until we know the sounds, as sound help us to read).
Write the letters on bits of paper and dot them around the room. Get your mum, dad, brother or sister, to call out the sounds and go and run and find it. When you land on a sound, say five things that begin with that sound. When you are done, get all the pieces of paper with the sounds on and see what words you can make, by manipulating the position of the sounds. Who can make the most words?
Snack Time- Take a Short Break
Maths- Today I would like to you to focus on capacity. I would like you to take some empty pop bottles and look at the different amounts of water that you can put in them and focus on using the right vocabulary to describe the capacity water the bottle holds. Using words, such as full, empty, half full, half empty, nearly full, nearly empty. You could always add some food colouring to the water to brighten it up. Find the container that holds the most water if you are using different sized containers.
Remember to wash those hands
Back to it everyone. Afternoon Learning
Now the busy day is done, it's time to say goodbye to our friends.
Don't forget to have your tea, a bath or shower and snuggle down for a bedtime story with another celebrity. Good night and sweet dreams my little ducklings. See you again tomorrow.
Mrs Fraser x
Friday 3rd April 2020
Fancy a funky Friday activity to work out with your mum and dad.
You might need to sing the months of the year to help you. Use the video to help you.
Now we better do the register. We mustn't forget to make sure we are all present and correct.
We are going to start the day with Joe Wicks. Log on online and join the nation in working their body and mind.
Now take a drink, relax your body, calm your thoughts and get ready for the next part of the day.
Today I would like the work on your shape, space and measures part of our Early Years learning.
I want you to go outside and I would like you to use your shoes. Get your parents to lie down on the floor and use your shoes to measure how tall they are. This is measuring using non-standard measures. Who is the tallest? Who is the smallest? If you can't use everyone's shoes, then draw and cut out some hands and use those. Just like in the picture below. Remember to capture what you are doing and send it over.
Now you have worked on your measuring skills, let's not forget our number skills. Here are some activity sheets you can complete below. If you can't print them, click on them and get mummy or daddy to draw them out for you.
Now it's time for a little break. Have a snack, watch some television, speak to your mum or phone your grandparents.
Welcome back, now I would like you to review all of the sounds that you have learnt this week. Just the clip below to check that you can recall all of the taught sounds from last week and this week.
Then I would like you to have a go at some of the phonics tasks.
Lunch time folks. Remember to wash your hands. You might just be able to have your lunch outside as the sunshine should be out.
Now lunch it out the way, I want you to get physical this afternoon. Here is a list of tasks for you to work through.
1) Jump as many times as you can in a minute
2) Play musical statues
3) Make shapes with your body
4) Can you do 3 sit ups and 5 star jumps
5) Balance as long as you can on 1 leg (then swap over)
6) Make yourself an obstacle course to run around or travel over
7) Do as many rolls across the grass or carpet as you can
8) Jog on the spot till you can't jog no more
9) More in different ways across the floor- like a crab, money, snake
10) Now do it again! Only joking!!!! Have a little rest and if you feel up to it, start again, if not take a short break, have a drink and cool your body down.
Now some things for you to pick from to keep you busy in the crafty way
1) Create yourself a mask to disguise yourself
2) Paint a rainbow to put in your window
3) Create a bunch of flowers from art materials
4) Craft our your name using different materials, such as pasta, string etc
5) Design and make a Spring Garden.
Remember to take a picture and send it over. I am loving the work I am getting. It makes my days a little bit brighter.
Now we close our books, we take a break, we are thankful for the help you have had from your grown ups, it's time to calm down ready for the weekend.
Lets end the day with this sweet little book. Rest well my little ducklings. You have earned your weekend and I have earned mine. Make memories, laugh and love your family.
Goodnight my precious ducklings. See you back to it on Monday.
Mrs Fraser x
Thursday- 2nd April 2020
Good Morning Ducklings. I am missing see you all very much, but I know your just at the end of an email or a phone call and are at home safe and sound with your families.
Let's take the register
Let's change it up a bit. I want you to go in the kitchen, raid the cupboards and use your mum's baking equipment, in order to make some dough. Your going to go to the dough disco. Here is some instructions to follow.
Now your fingers are ready to write, can you work on writing your name, using colours from the rainbow.
Great stuff boys and girls. Now use the same approach and write all the new letters that you have learnt the last two weeks. If you can't remember, they are 's,a,t,i,p, n'. Use the cursive approach, starting all letters from the line, if your using lined paper.
Now it's time for a little sing along. This song will help you to recap your phase 1 phonics. Identifying animal sounds.
Now it's time to take a break. Remember to wash your hands.
Welcome Back. You ready to begin...?
Time for a little bit of maths. Today we are doing to focus on recognising and writing numbers. Here's something to help you.
Now it's time for your lunch. Remember to get rid of those nasty germs. I don't want anyone becoming poorly.
Time to finish the day with some fun. Loo at the activities below and pick things to have a go at.
Now time for a little bit of art. See how you can use bits of nature to create some lovely artwork. Here's an example to give your some inspiration. Remember to send me an email with a picture of what you have created. You can use flowers, twigs, etc. Go wild!!!
Now our busy day is done, it's time to close the day off learning off with a good book. Hope you enjoy the bedtime reading for tonight.
Sweet dreams my lovelies.
Hugs and kisses to you all. Keep well, keep safe and keep smiling.
Mrs Fraser xxxx
Lets start today with the register and then will work on getting fit and healthy with Joe Wicks. Come on lazy, get up and get out of bed. No time for slacking.
Now it's time to learn about how else you can keep your body fit and healthy. Watch the videos and sing your head off to the music. Then use a plate and help to design your teddy a healthy snack or meal. Use what you have learnt to help you.
Right now it's time for some maths fun. A little estimation.
Now your busy morning is done, it's time to relax and have some lunch. Come on guys, what have you got to do first in order to keep healthy?
You can wash your hands while singing happy birthday or you could even make up your own song.
See you right back here after lunch.
Welcome back folks. Who's ready for building some words this afternoon? Now you have learnt the sounds, 's, a, t, i, p,n I would like you to have a play around with these and see how many words you can make using these sounds. You will need to muddle them up in order to make a 2 or 3 letter word.
See if you can write them down and post me a picture. Then you can have a go at a game on phonics play.
Now it's time to go and select your own learning. Pick from the ideas below
Or you could.........
1) Create a new song
2) Play a board game
3) Help to wash the car
4) Help to dust the living room
5) Tidy up your bedroom
6) Count the tins in the cupboard and use them to play shop
7) You could paint or chalk on the house bricks outside
8) Do a early science experiment
9) Take photographs of your best and most exciting things around the house
10) Go and climb, go for a run or a bike ride (your daily exercise)
There's plenty to keep you busy there till it's tea time. Enjoy!!!!
Now your busy day of learning and fun has come to end, settle down and enjoy your story for tonight. Get the cookies and a glass of warm milk, snuggle into your parents arms with your most loved teddy bear, relax and begin to snooze.
Good night my sleeping ducklings.
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Rise and shine sleeping bunnies! Today is a bright new day, my lovelies.
Today, you are going to start with Joe Wicks. Exercise the body and the mind will work magically for you.
Now, register time. Who has joined Joe and who is still in bed? If your still in bed, it's now time to wake up. I will set the alarm clock earlier for you tomorrow, so we can all be active together.
Today I would like you to join me in singing a new nursery rhyme. Get those pots and pans out and tap away to the rhythm of the music.
The rhyme for today is, Humpty Dumpty.
After you have finished, I would like you to go and work with your mum or dad and boil an egg.
Look at what happens to an egg when you break it and then when you cook it in a pan. You could scrabble it, put it in the frying pan (parents to do this) or you could put in the microwave. What do you notice?
Now describe the egg an egg, roll and egg and see how far it can travel across the floor? Who's egg rolls the furthest/shortest distance?
Decorate an egg with a pattern, in preparation for Easter.
Now it is time for a little bit of phonics. Today, the focus is 'n', n for nose, n for necklace and n for net.
Look at the video and learn the rhyme. Then learn how to write the sound. Open a tin of beans if you have some, get your hands mucky and write the letter sound amongst the beans. Make it lots of fun. Then wash you hands and use you sheet to work on forming the letter neatly, with your pencil. Remember to hold it in a tripod grip.
A little bit of maths to end the morning.
Today I am going to introduce you to what we know as money. You will learn about some of the coins we have in our purse and what we can buy with those coins.
Ask mummy to show you the contents of her purse or inside your dad's wallet. What coins can you spot? After you have you explored them, you can do some rubbings of the coins, hiding them under some paper and running the pencil crayons over the top. Which numbers can you spot on the coins?
Now it's time for lunch. Take a break, relax in the sun and get ready for the afternoon of fun, fun, fun!! Don;t forget to say goodbye to those nasty germs, before you eat your lunch.
I'm back and ready to start the pm session.
This afternoon, I want you to find your lego, your stickle bricks, bottles, empty boxes or whatever construction materials you have and make a minibeast enclosure/home for the friends you have been learning about. Here are some pictures below to help give you some ideas.
Well I hope you enjoyed that activity. Now the little minibeasts really have some where safe to go and hide. Away from the gardeners boot.
Now your day is done, it's time for tea and a hot bath. Here's a story to end you day and send you off on your sleepy way.
Goodnight my angels. Sleep well and dream happy thoughts.
Miss you lots. Sending virtual cuddles via email.
Mrs Fraser x
Monday 30th March 2020- Week 2 Covid-19
Well boys and girls, I do hope you have had a lovely weekend at home with your families. The sun has been shining and making everyone feel that little bit brighter, in the unusual circumstances we find ourselves in. I know staying at home is not what you are familiar with, but this is about you and your families being safe and so that all the doctors and nurses can carry on helping all the people that need their help. I don't know if any of your mummies or daddies are key workers, but if they are I thank them and remember yourselves to say thank you for all that they do.
Today we are going to start our Monday morning off with a little bit of physical activity. While your doing that, I can take the register for those of you who are up. To the sleep heads of the class, come on, it's time to rise and shine!
Click on to the live feed of Joe Wicks and start your day in the right way.
Now it's time to welcome those late arrivals to our day (our sleeping beauties who have just got up).
Now we are all awake and our minds and body are ready to learn, here are the things for you to do this morning. We are going to change it up a bit today and alongside your learning packs, there is a list of things for you to do, which are fun, interactive and engaging. They will help you to develop life and social skills also. Have a look below and see what you fancy doing. Remember, you can email me photographs of your written or practical work and also email me just to have a chat. Last week I loved seeing had hearing what you have been up to. That way, I know you are all safe and well and so are your families.
Additional Home Learning- Am
Phonics Learning Today- Learning the letter sound 'p'.
What can you find around the house or outside in the garden, that begins with the letter sound 'p'. Say the sound aloud to your mum or dad, say it your brother or sister or even to your pets. Now it's time to learn how to write letter 'p' Find your sheet in your pack, or use the interactive lesson below.
Now it's time for a little bit of maths. Remember to start with counting up from 0-10 and then count back. Start at any number and count up and back. If you can count up to 20 then give it a go.
Today I want you to go and have a look for shapes in the environment. I want you to find a variety of shapes and see if you can build something magical with them. You could construct a variety of things. See a list below. Make sure you send me a picture.
Welcome back for the afternoons learning schedule.
Today I want you to listen to information being shared to you by your parents and on the minibeast powerpoint (below). It will help you to develop your listening skills, as well as learning about minibeasts you will find outside in your garden or local area.. Your parents will ask you questions to check how well you listened. Such as, where do they live?, how big do they grow?, where will you find them?, what do they eat? I want you then to create your own fact file on a chosen minibeast. Get your parents to help you.
Now your day is done, it's time to sit back and enjoy a story before it's time to close your eyes.
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