Nursery

Here you will find out about the amazing learning taking place in Nursery.

Query form (nursery) during enforced closure

Please complete this form with your learning query. Please include your child's name and a return email address.

Meet the Team:

Mrs K. Reynolds
Teacher

Mrs T. Ashton
Teacher

Mrs L. Dunne-Whitmore
Learning Support Assistant

Mrs A. Parry
Learning Support Assistant

Welcome to Nursery's online learning page

We will be uploading tasks for English, Maths and activities linked to our topic onto this web page.   I hope you have all been enjoying your Home Learning and a big thank you to all of you who have been uploading pictures to Tapestry showing us what you have been up to. For anyone who would like additional online learning opportunities, please email us and we can send you your login details for a website called PurpleMash. There are lots of activities on there for you to explore with your child.


Thank you, from the Nursery Team.

Nursery Curriculum Map

If you would like to know a little more about what the children in Nursery will be learning about this half term, please refer to our curriculum map document below.  Alternatively, click here.

Easter Fun!

Why not get creative and try out some of these Easter crafts using anything you have at home.

 

There are lots of ideas online for simple Easter craft activities:-

 

Paper Roll Chicks & Bunnies

Egg Box Chicks

Easter Cards

Easter Treat Holders from Cardboard Tubes60 Best Easter Crafts for Kids and Adults - Easy DIY Easter Craft ...Easter Crafts for Kids: Sponge Painted Easter Egg Basket - Buggy ...

We would really like to see your Easter creations, so please send us pictures on Tapestry.  Have lots of fun!

Swing into Spring!

Let's find out all about Spring with Mrs Reynolds and Mr Owl

Story Time with Mrs Reynolds

Let's go on an Egg Hunt!

It's Showtime! Let the Easter Bonnet Parade begin......

Welcome to our Easter bonnet parade! Thank you for making so many lovely Easter hats, the children all look amazing.  Enjoy the show!

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter from the Nursery Team x

Reception have also been busy making Easter Hats and Bonnets. Click on the link below to see their creations.

https://www.meadow-view.walsall.sch.uk/classes/reception

Week beginning 30.03.20

Weekly English Focus

In Nursery, so far, the letters we have looked at are m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, b and f. Below is a set of letter flashcards that could be used to help support hearing letter sounds in words.

 The Letter Sound of the Week is'e'. 

This letter is a bouncy sound :-  e-e-e-e . 

I spy with my little eye, something beginning with 'e' (egg, elephant, exercise, elbow and envelope).

Look at the names of people in your home. Can you find the letter'e' in someones name?

Soon we will be celebrating Easter. Maybe you could go on an egg hunt. How many can you find? Don't eat them all at once!

 

Please download the letter formation sheet to practise writing the letter 'e'. There is also a pencil control activity for you to try.

 

It is important for the children to go over the letter sounds whilst being at home, so that they remember the sounds we have taught from previous weeks.

Please use the video below to help your child to do this, and to say each letter sound correctly.

Nursery Rhyme of the Week

Five Currant Buns

Weekly Rainbow Challenge

Maybe this week you could have a look for the signs of Spring. Birds singing, flowers growing, trees blossoming. Have a look at the below Spring checklist and see how many you can tick off.

Easter is a Spring Festival in the UK. Below are some Easter songs you may enjoy singing along to.

https://youtu.be/P0qJF1FloTQ

https://youtu.be/hb9tt7LiYrc

https://youtu.be/sOVFn2oZXWE

https://youtu.be/sOVFn2oZXWE

Week beginning 23.03.20

Weekly English Focus

In Nursery, so far, the letters we have looked at are m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, b. Below is a set of letter flashcards that could be used to help support hearing letter sounds in words. We would say the sound and ask the children to copy.

 The Letter Sound of the Week is'f'. 

This letter is a stretchy sound - ffffffff. Remember to say the pure sound and not to say 'uh' at the end.

Can you find objects that begin with 'f'?

Sorting Activity

Adult to find a selection of objects. Some that begin with 'f' and some that don't. Ask your child to name the object and hear the first sound. Put all the objects that start with 'f' in one group and those that don't in another group.

Please download the letter formation sheet to practise writing the letter 'f'. There is also a pencil control activity for you to try.

Finally, keep practising with your child to trace/write their name in pre-cursive letters. Please refer to the 'How to write each letter' document.

Week beginning 30.03.20

Weekly Maths Focus

Number Focus

The Number of the Week is 9.

Can you find a number 9 around your house?


Can you count out sets of 9?  Representing 9 in different ways. E.g. nine pieces of pasta, nine cars or nine teddies. Arrange the items in different ways - one straight line or in two lines. Ask your child if there are still 9 objects in the set.

Practise showing 9 fingers, with your child.

Practise tracing or writing the numeral 9. You could use paint, chalk, pencil crayons, felts. You could also draw a number 9 in flour or sand.

"Make a loop then a line. That's the way you make a 9." (see picture below)

Suggested activities

Provide a bucket for your child to go on a nature hunt, in the garden, to find leaves and stones. Challenge them to make pictures using nine of the items they have collected.

Try to make the numeral ‘9’ using playdough. If you do not have any, you could make play dough at home. Below is a play dough recipe.  Maybe you could make this with your child.

Below is an 'All about Number 9' powerpoint for you to share with your child. I have also included a PDF version for those parents who are unable to download powerpoints.

Week beginning 23.03.20

Weekly Maths Focus

 Shape focus

Above are the shapes we have learnt, so far, in Nursery.

How many of these can you name?

Now it's time for a shape hunt.

Off you go around the house and garden to look for these shapes.

How many can you find?

Upload any photos you take of your shape hunt on Tapestry.

Number Focus

 The Number of the Week is 8

Can you find a number 8 around your house?

Can you count out sets of 8?  

Have a practise at writing or painting number 8.

"Slither down the snake, do not wait. Join it up you have an eight."

Below is  a set of number flashcards to help support number recognition.  Remember to work at your child's pace. They may be learning numbers to 5, 10 or 20.

PE

It is important to keep active so below are links to websites with dance activities, yoga activities and daily live workouts. 

Yoga 

Joe Wicks daily workout 

Gonoodle dance activities 

On-going Curriculum Activities

Week beginning 30.03.20

Story of the Week

One of Mrs Reynolds's favourite traditional stories is The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Can you try building a bridge for the angry troll to live under. Get creative and use chairs, cardboard boxes, blankets, whatever you can find. Remember to have fun safely!


Please download the sheet below and cut out the characters and make them into puppets.

You can now have lots of fun acting out the story- “Who’s that trip trapping over my bridge?”


Click the link below to hear a song about The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff Song

Celebrating Home Learning


Thank you so much for sending us so many fantastic pictures to Tapestry. All the Nursery team miss the children so much, so it’s lovely for us to see you working at home and taking part in lots of fun activities.


Please keep sending us pictures and we will add them to the slideshow.


Keep up the good work!

Thank you to all those who attended the recent workshop. Here is the PowerPoint for you.

Having trouble with viewing PowerPoints?


Try this link and set up an account.

https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/view-a-presentation-without-powerpoint-2f1077ab-9a4e-41ba-9f75-d55bd9b231a6

Weekly Rainbow Challenge

Remember to upload any photos to Tapestry. We would love to see what you are getting up to at home!

 Go on an old photo hunt in your house. Get mummy and daddy to get out their old photos and talk about them to you. How have people changed? What was different when mummy and daddy were younger? Video call your Grandparents and ask them to show you photos or email them to you?  What was different when they were younger?