For the Children moving on to F2 in September- Please see the transition section on the school website, for meet the staff videos, welcome booklet and transition dates/times.
Task 1 – If you haven’t already have a look on the website for your ‘Meet the Teacher’ videos and welcome booklet to help you learn about your new teacher(s), classroom and what the school day will look like! J
Task 2 - Jigsaw Jenie is feeling a little scared as he is going to big school soon. Do you think you might be able to help cheer Jenie up? Is there anything exciting about starting F2 that you could tell him about? Why not have a go at trying on your new uniform if you have it and play ‘schools’. You can even pretend to be the teacher and take the register. Mask sure your class is sitting beautifully on the carpet and listening to you.
Task 3 - Even though you are moving on and might feel a little sad and excited all at the same time, you will always have memories and be able to think about all the fun things you have done at nursery. Have a look through some of the photos on Tapestry with your grown up to help remind yourself of all the fun you’ve had with us and then draw your happy memory from nursery. We would love to see it!
To all the children starting F2 in September!
And a special goodbye to Jett and Millie as they start their new journeys at different schools in September!
We are going to miss you!
Finally to all the children we will see back in nursery in September!
Have a great summer! Lots of Love from Mrs Tompkins, Mrs Clay & Mrs Keegans x x
Task 1 – Listen to the story of Dave (above). Can you describe Dave’s dinner? What is your favourite dinner to eat? (Literacy and Communication and Language)
Task 2 – Keep fit with Jump start Jonny. How does your body feel after doing exercise? Can you think of anything else which helps us to stay healthy? (Physical Development and Expressive Arts and Design)
Click on the image below for more exercise, dance & workouts!
Task 3 – Sing the song ‘See Saw, Margery Dee’ joining hands with someone in your family and rock backwards and forwards. Talk about the pushing and pulling movements to make the rocking motion. Can you find in the story where Dave is ‘pushed’ and something in the story is ‘pulled’ to make it work? I will give you a clue it’s to do with beans! (Expressive Arts & Design and Understanding the World)
Additional Task – Play The Gingerbread Man game, an activity which focuses on counting, matching and ordering. (Maths)
Click on the image below to play the game
Barry the fish with fish fingers continued...
‘Aunty Mabel- Fish’. Auntie Mabel and Pippin look at freshwater fish and meet a fisherman and his dog. (Understanding the World)
(Expressive Arts and Design)
Barry the Fish with Fingers
Task 1 – Listen to the story of Barry the Fish with Fingers (below) then just before the end can you guess how the story ends?
(Literacy and Communication and Language)
Task 2 – Blow Bubbles like Puffy the Puffer Fish. Count how many you can pop?
Task 3 – Make a star fish using cheerios! All you need is a pink piece of paper, scissors, glue, cheerios, and glitter OR do some finger painting
(Expressive Arts and Design)
Additional Task – Watch Octonauts - The Porcupine Puffer (below) to learn about puffer fish and their habitat. What key facts can you remember?
(Understanding the World)
The Three Little Pigs continued...
The Three Little Pigs - Silly Symphony (below). Then have a go at describing the big bad wolf using interesting words. (Literacy and Communication and Language)
Engineering for the Three Little Pigs; this activity shows how using the right material for the right job is important (see YouTube video below). Build three different sandcastles to test which is the strongest and which will survive in rain? (Understanding the World)
The Three Little Pigs
Task 1 – Listen to the story of The Three Little Pigs (below) and join in with the repeated refrains “Little Pig, little Pig, let me come in!” “Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin, I will not let you in!” “Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in!” (Literacy and Communication and Language)
Task 2 – Play the game what time is it Mr Wolf? (Physical Development)
Task 3 – Construct a house out of Duplo, Lego, Mega Blocks or Wooden Building Blocks.
(Expressive Arts and Design)
Additional Task – Number blocks (below) - Three Little Pigs - Full Episode (Maths)
Don't forget to check on your 'Rot or Not' Experiment if you created a mini landfill two weeks ago? What has happened? Has anything changed? Or are some things exactly the same?
Baby Quiz Answers Revealed!!!
Well Done to everyone who had a go
Have a look to see if you were right.
If you didn't see it before half term try and guess before you move onto the answer.
The Rubbish Monster Thing continued...
The Rubbish Monster Thing
Task 1 – Listen to the story of The Rubbish Monster Thing (below). Then think and talk about the different kinds of rubbish/things you throw away in the bin. (Literacy, Communication and Language)
Task 2 – Rot or Not Experiment! Choose a selection of items, such as; plastic bottle, sheet of newspaper, glass bottle, egg shell, cardboard carton, plastic carrier bag, empty can of pop, empty baked beans tin, an apple core etc and create a mini landfill by burying them together. Can you guess if the things you have buried will rot or not? In 2 weeks time you need to check to see what has happened and then again in 1 month. Can you talk about what has happened? Are there any changes?
(Communication and Language and Understanding the World)
Task 3 – Create a picture or an art wall by painting recycled materials (Expressive Arts and Design)
Additional Task – Watch ‘Come Outside’ Rubbish and see how milk bottles are made from recycled clear glass. (Understanding the World)
Happy Half Term Everyone!
Hope you all have a fabulous week enjoying the sunshine! :)
Love from the Nursery team xx
Hope you are enjoying the Baby quiz, there have been some fabulous guesses already.
Just wanted to let you know i will reveal the answers after half term so you have a few weeks to get your guesses in.
XX Mrs Parrwood XX
Here's a fun quiz for you to have a go at. Post your answers on email@example.com and those with the most correct will get a certificate when we are all back together again at school.
From Mrs Parrwood
Hi Nursery children. I have bought this book for my daughter and thought I would share it on your page as I think it helps to explain what it feels like in life right now, as lots of things are very different. I hope you are all having fun at home, I sure miss seeing you all having fun in the Nursery playground and in the woods with Whisper.
Enjoy the book and take care. Mrs Hastings xx
Pirates’ topic continued...
Aye me Hearties! We would have ended our Pirate topic in nursery with a good old party!
So feel free to dress up as a pirate with your hats, telescopes and treasure maps, play some pirate games, go on a treasure hunt, make the grown ups in your house walk the plank and tuck into some Fish and chips!!!
We hope you've enjoyed our learning and activities on this topic and look forward to seeing you soon! :)
Pirates’ topic continued…
We hope you have fun doing these activities but please don't worry if you don't get chance to do them :)
Dance for VE Day!
Mrs Tompkins had entered Holly Hill into the English Heritage Dance for VE day competition...and we only went and won!
The English Heritage was going to send 1940s-style dancers across the country 75 years after peace in Europe was first celebrated. Unfortunately this is unable to happen but they have arranged this instead...
English Heritage’s VE Day Commemorations on Friday 8th May!
12PM: Lindy Hop Dance Tutorial with Nancy Hitzig
3PM: Nation’s Toast
5PM: Dance for VE Day with Lindy Hop Dance Troupe and Band
Hope you're able to join in with the VE Day celebrations in any way that you can. I've also put some activities on the Distance Learning Page - general ideas and websites.
Mrs Tompkins x x
Ahoy me hearties it’s time to learn about Pirates!!!
💙 We want to see your photos that represent the phrase “Happy is...”
💙 It can be something making you happy now or something you’re looking forward to post lock down. It could be something or someone that makes you happy, your favourite place that makes you happy or a sign explaining what makes you happy.
💙 You can be as creative as you like with your “Happy is...” photo, edit and add text if you want to
💙When it’s done, we want you to send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
💙We will then work our magic on it and see what we can create with everyone’s photos
💙The deadline for photos to be sent is midnight on Sunday!
💙By sending us your photo you are agreeing to us sharing it on the school website and social media
💙Ready, steady, go!!!!
Love Mrs Steed xxx
We also use Griffin OT activities within school, please have a look each day for daily activities using the information below. - enjoy Mrs Warsop.
W/C 27th April - The Enormous Turnip continued (week 2)
Don’t forget to keep watering the seeds if you were able to plant some. Talk about the changes you can see/have noticed. (Understanding the World)
It's been lovely to see all the wonderful things you have been doing at home on Tapestry :)
W/C 20th April - The Enormous Turnip (week 1)
(Understanding the World and Personal, Social and Emotional Development)
The above activities cover all 7 Areas of Learning from our EYFS Curriculum and they can be done throughout the week. If you would like to upload all the lovely things you're doing at home to Tapestry we would love to see them! :)
Happy Easter from us all at Nursery :)
Don’t forget to check out the sport page for daily active tasks (click the image below) and for lots of information from our sports leader who organises our competitions - they have found a way of doing these online😁
Here are simple recipes using baking ingredients for play dough, paint and ice paint to create at home if you would like.