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Week beginning 7th July 2020

We can't have Sports Day so go over to Receptions Class page for our 'Home Sports Challenge'

 

Looking forward to seeing the photos!

Zoom Meeting

 

I have scheduled our class call on Zoom on Friday 3rd July (this Friday) at 1:30pm!

Please could you download Zoom before the meeting or if you already have it on your device, please update the app in your settings to version 5.01 as this has all the up to date security settings (you may well have done this already though).

If you need any help, please Dojo me as soon as possible so we can get you sorted before the meeting on Friday!

Meeting ID: 759 2118 0178
Password: 5zMQ2d

Can I ask that everyone mutes their microphones for the meeting to start with and give us a massive wave,

then we will all take it in turns to talk! Everyone will get to speak and see each other,

but can we just try our best to be respectful to our friends so everyone can join in.

I am really looking forward to seeing you all.
Mrs Luckman

Good Monday morning all, hope you have a fab weekend!  Here are a couple of activities that you can do today! Send photos if you can! X 

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin (Read Aloud) | Storytime

This is another one of my favourite stories! Can you draw a picture of a dragon? Send me a photo of your drawing!

Frank The Frog | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Here is another Yoga Adventure! Take some time to stretch today as it is a windy day you might not be able to get outside.

Continuing with our 'Ready for Reception Challenge'  - today can you start your morning by standing on one leg? How long can you hold yourself for? Can you count how many seconds you can balance for? Count nice and loud and see how long you can balance!

 

Morning all, I found this and thought it was really helpful for the children to understand more about Covid-19. Please share with your children and tell me what they think...

Here is a literacy activity for you – I want you to guess what might happen next. The big year 6 we learn when we make a clever guess is 'Prediction'.  So what can we predict about this picture? What is happening? What is are they doing? What might happen to the boy sitting on the big pile of leaves? Who are the people in the picture? What could happen next? (You may need to encourage the discussion with your child and initiate ideas. Talk about what season it is in the picture! What season are we in now?  What is the difference between Summer and Autumn?)

Yay! It is a 'Fun Friday' and for our 'Day 14 - Ready for Reception' Challenge we are going to be meeting on zoom today!! I can't wait to see you all! The Challenge today will be to be kind to your friends when you see them! You will need to think about 'The right time to talk' I will help you to do this, remember we need to take turns because if we don't then we won't be able to hear what each other is saying and you won't get your chance to say hello! So let's try our best to wait for the right time to talk! 

 

I can't wait to see you all, I am so excited! smiley XX

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Morning all! It is Thursday today and I thought for our 'Day 13' challenge we could revisit some of the activities we have done previously and catch up on any activities we haven't had time to do. So have a look back on this page at the daily 'Ready for Reception Challenges' and see what you think you need to do again and what do you need a bit more practise on. For example maybe you need to practise putting on your shoes, or writing your name?!? Maybe you didn't get chance to do put your toys in order of size or you didn't get chance to do the 'Cosmic Yoga' activity...

 

Also I know that some of you have found it hard to write you numbers, I have seen that lots of you have been practising, if you want to do more practise today here are the number rhymes that we use in class to help you form the numbers! 

Morning everyone, it is  'Work Outside Wednesday' but it might be a little bit wet to work outside today! Hopefully you can get outside later and have a go at these wonderful challenges

sent in by some of our Nursery children!

This is Day 13 of your 'Ready for Reception Challenge!

Thank you for all your photos yesterday - please send more today too! 

Have a go at this number activity – Start by talking about the numbers around you inside your home or outside on a walk –  Numbers are all around us, from calendars to the remote control and the telephone . Try pointing out numbers if you’re out and about when you go for a walk, you will see numbers on the front of buses and on road signs for certain. Perhaps you can see numbers if you look out of the window? Maybe on front doors and on to car registration plates. Talking about numbers around you early and often will help your child to recognise numerals and show them that numbers are part of everyday life. You could even go on a number hunt!

How about you try this building challenge! Take some toys and place them to one side, then create a river using paper - see the picture below to see what I mean! Now you need to construct a bridge for your toys to cross the river! You can use paper, lego, bricks, toilet rolls, boxes, anything! Why not try using as many things as you can find to make a bridge... Which bridge was the strongest? Which bridge was the weakest? Why do you think somethings are better to build a bridge than others? Send photos of your constructions - I would love to see them! 
Morning everyone, it is a 'Terrific Tuesday' and here is Day 12's Ready for Reception Challenge!

Sing our days of the week song! What day will it be tomorrow? Today is Tuesday so listen to the song to help you learn what day comes after Tuesday!

So tomorrow is..? I will give you a clue - what will you do 'outside' tomorrow? If you have some ideas on things we could do outside send me a message on Dojo and I can share your ideas with your friend for our Daily Challenge! xx

This is a number challenge – Show your child these number lines – See if they can spot the missing numbers! They may find this tricky so be prepared to work through the concept with them and write it out again on paper. If they struggle, focus on reading the numbers and counting with them...

 

                   1 _ 3 _ 5 

 

                   0 _ 2 _ 4

 

See if your child can create their own number line with missing numbers for you to solve! :) 

Here is activity that develops mouth articulation and strength for speech...

 

Bubbles

You don’t have to go outside to enjoy bubbles but today looks like the weather is ok, so why not get outside for this one. For this game, you need a plate and straw for each player, some dishwashing soap and water. Place a 10p size drop of dish soap at the centre of each plate. Pour a little water onto the plate and gently mix with the dish soap until some suds start to form. The children cab place the straw in the suds and blow very gently. Watch as massive bubbles start to form. To make this competitive, see who blows the biggest, or longest-lasting, bubble.  

Here is a wonderful activity for you all, I have just discovered Cosmic Yoga 🙂 and I think it is wonderful to help me concentrate and follow instructions as well as helping me to feel calm!

Why don't you give it a go... and send me photo's! Get your whole family involved!

THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE

Here is a lovely story about celebrating our children for who they are! Listen out for the rhyming words but most importantly know that you, our Nursery children are wonderful and you are loved!

Good morning Nursery and Welcome Back for another week of our Ready for Reception Challenge! I hope you had a fab weekend and a lovely week last week! 

To get fingers ready for Day 12's activity lets start by warming up your hands and fingers by doing some 'Finger Aerobics'.  Remember These warm up movements should be completed prior to any writing activity for the best results! Have a go! 

 

  • Rainbows: arms out straight starting at one side of your body and moving to the other side
  • Wash the car: fingers out straight move hands around in circles
  • Stars: wiggle your fingers in the air
  • Play the piano: crossing the mid line move fingers up and down keeping them straight

 

Here is one of the Youtube videos that you can find to help you with your 'Finger Aerobics.  There are lots of videos on Youtube just google 'Finger Aerobics for kids'. 

Finger Aerobics

Now your fingers are warmed up write your child’s name onto a piece of paper. Explain to your child that they need to trace over their name using a different colours each time to create a rainbow effect! See the pictures below to see what I mean...

Here is a wonderful story I recommend "The Smartest Giant In Town" written by Julia Donaldson illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Listen to the story together! Can you hear the words that rhyme in story?

For children returning to Nursery

Good morning Nursery and Welcome Back for Day 11 of our Ready for Reception Challenge!  We will ease ourselves back into learning gently today...

 

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all happy and well today and have had a wonderful half term break.  

Today is the first day of the week – Can you work out what day it is today? Remember our 'Days of the week song'? Sing the song to your family! 

 

Today’s first activity is a fine motor physical activity to improve your child’s finger strength and hand/eye coordination. Below is a selection of hand movements/actions to do with your to improve these skills. These warm up movements should be completed prior to any writing activity for the best results! Have a go! 

 

  • Rainbows: arms out straight starting at one side of your body and moving to the other side
  • Wash the car: fingers out straight move hands around in circles
  • Stars: wiggle your fingers in the air
  • Play the piano: crossing the mid line move fingers up and down keeping them straight

 

Now you are all warmed up... lets learn and write a new sound from our 'Read Write Inc' programme. But first revisit the 'mmmmmm' sound we learned before half term and see what your children remember.  

 

After that we are focusing on the individual ‘a’ phonic sound card (image 1), as we show the children this picture we repeat the sound 'a a a a a' and say then say 'apple'  get the children to join in with you. Now we can practise the written formation of ‘a’.  Demonstrate the written formation of the ‘a’ by tracing the letter over the 'a' card and saying the ‘around the apple and down the leaf’. Do this a few times and then encourage your child to do the same. After that show your child how to form the letter on pen and paper, keep saying the rhyme as you write! Once they are confident with the ‘a’ formation develop their ability by practising on smaller lines a few more times.       

Zoom Meeting

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I have scheduled our class call on Zoom on Friday 5th (this Friday) at 1:30pm!

Please could you download Zoom before the meeting or if you already have it on your device, please update the app in your settings to version 5.01 as this has all the up to date security settings (you may well have done this already though).

If you need any help, please Dojo me as soon as possible so we can get you sorted before the meeting on Friday!

Meeting ID: 759 2118 0178
Password: 5zMQ2d

Can I ask that everyone mutes their microphones for the meeting to start with and give us a massive wave,

then we will all take it in turns to talk! Everyone will get to speak and see each other,

but can we just try our best to be respectful to our friends so everyone can join in.

I am really looking forward to seeing you all.
Mrs Luckman

 

It is a Fun Friday and today is Day 10 of 'Ready for Reception Challenge!"


It is a windy day today so I thought it would be great to watch this story called 'Shark in the park on a windy day'. Nick Sharrott is the author of this book he also drew all the illustrations, he is one of my favourite authors! Let me know what you think of the story! Follow the link below:

https://youtu.be/R2RwvAHUAdc

Talk with adults and older brothers and sisters about what an author is and what an illustrator does!

 

Day 9 Ready for Reception challenge!

 

Day 9 challenge is to just have fun, if you feel like it you could have a go at any of the challenges you haven't done... but honestly the choice is yours! Have a beautiful day playing and enjoying the sunshine! Much love to you all! Stay safe xx

 

 

Day 8 Ready for Reception Challenge

Today is a 'Wibbly Wobbly Work Outside Wednesday' and here is our Day 8 'Ready for Reception' challenge. Watch the video below and get outside today! Your challenge will become clear once you have watched the video!

IMPORTANT:
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PUT ON SUN CREAM AND WEAR A HAT TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SUN!

PRIZE TIME
Oh and seeing you are investigating today, can you spot a mistake I made in the video🙄! If you spot the mistake you will get a special certificate for being very observant and listening carefully! 😃👍

Remember in the video I said something about dirt! Well this is what I was talking about! We have been learning all about 'm' this week! Can you write an 'm' outside - don't forget to say 'mmmm, Maisy Mountain Mountain' as you write! Here are some m's I wrote earlier today and one I wrote is in the dirt!

Oh, haha, I can see my feet in the photo, I need some more practise at taking photographs don't I! See how I used different materials to write the letter 'm'.  I loved dripping the water to create my letter, was such good fun!

 

Also can you find anything outside that begins with the 'm' sound? I saw a 'magpie' yesterday didn't I, that begins with the 'm' sound!

 

Remember to always as an adult if you can use different things to do your writing! And if you make a bit of a mess you should tidy up! Here is our tidy up song if you need it! 

 

TIDY UP RHUMBA SONG BY MUSICAL PLAYGROUND

Having trouble with kids tidying up after themselves? Well, you won't anymore as they dance and shake it all around to the rhumbatastic tune and make tidying...

Day 7 of our 'Ready for Reception' challenge!

 

It is a 'Terrific Tuesday' and here is 'Ready for Reception', we are doing so well that i thought that we could go bananas and do some 5 year old learning!  Send me photo's if you can as I would love to see how you get on.  In the Maths challenge if you don't know all your numbers to 10 yet, your adult will help you order the numbers you don't know.  Do what you can, we are all learning and if you don't know how to do it yet, you soon will if we keep practising! If a number line to 10 is too much for you to do, just do a number line to 5 if you like!

Mega Maths challenge - sorry for this one Mum's and Dad's and Carers smileycheeky

Today’s first activity is a maths challenge! You will need create a number line, a number line is a line that has numbers along the bottom, have a look at the number line in the picture below - an adult will help you create a number line (make sure the numbers are in the right order).  Lay your number line and number cards on the floor. Count up and down your number line to remind yourselves of each number and the order of numbers. Once you have done that I want you to find as many shoes as you can around the house (remember to put these away after with your grown up). Then start at the number one by placing one shoe next to the number. Then go to number two and find two shoes to place next to the number two. Go all the way up to the number ten adding the correct number of shoes to the correct digit on the number line! This activity is essential as it encourages your child to understand quantity of objects in connection to number digits.

The M Song

Yesterday we learned about 'm'. Today watch the video about the letter 'm'. The letter 'm' has a name and his name sounds like this 'Emmm'. Just like we make sounds 'Emm' makes a sound too. 'Emmm' makes a 'mmmmmmmmmm' sound. So when we see 'Emm' we say 'mmmmmm'. What words can you think of that begin with the 'Emmm'? This video has words in that start with the letter 'M'... can you spot the letter 'M' in the video?

Day 6 of our 'Ready for Reception' challenge!

 

It is a Marvellous Monday and today our 'Ready for Reception' challenge is really exciting, we are doing some ordering of size and we are starting to learn our sounds with 'Read Write Inc'!  Mrs Wroe will be so impressed that you are learning these sounds!

Today’s first activity is an ordering by height activity. Find a selection of toys or anything really – it doesn’t matter what you use but they need to vary in size or height. Then explain to your child that they need need to order each object from tallest to shortest. Show them the tallest and shortest item and help them order the objects in height order! Below are some ideas of how you can try the activity.

Today we are going to focus on the ‘m’ sound and forming the correct written formation. Start by showing your child the ‘m’ then model the correct written formation by saying ‘maisie mountain mountain’ as you form the lower case ‘m’. Once your child has understood the formation encourage them to form the ‘m’ independently saying 'Maisie mountain mountain' as they write.

Just some of the wonderful photos you are sending! More coming soon! Look below these photos to see the daily challenges!

For our school starters

If you are starting Reception next year our home project is going to be slightly different for the next few weeks.  We are preparing our school starters  for Reception, everyone starting school next year will be given a small daily challenge.  This will support us to work with the children and give them individual and personal targets.   The daily challenge shouldn't take very long so don't forget there are lots of other things you can do everyday to keep the wonderful learning going; see 'Daily Activities' table! 

Day 5 - Ready for Reception challenge! And today we have some numbers and shapes! If you need a challenge try to write you numbers as far as you can go up to 20! And have a go at drawing shapes that you know, maybe draw a heart? Maybe you could make a picture using the shapes - like a flower?

Week Beginning 11th May 2020 - Challenge time! There are different challenges this week for those children starting Reception in September and those children who will remain in Nursery!

Day 4 - Ready for Reception challenge! Some wonderful things that you saw in the clouds - thank you for sending photos!! Here is our 4th Challenge this week!

Day 3- Ready for Reception challenge! Well done to everyone who has completed the Day 2 challenge - thank you for sending photos!! Today is 'Work Outside Wednesday' so get busy learning outside!

Day 2- Ready for Reception challenge! Well done to everyone who has completed the Day 1 challenge - thank you for sending photos!! Here is Day 2 - excited to see more photos today!

Day 1 - Ready for Reception Challenge

For our children returning to or starting Nursery

For our Nursery children, I have also put together some targets and challenges for you to work towards to help you get ready for when you return to or start Nursery. 

For all children and parents

Please send photos of you doing your challenges! They can go into your learning journals to show off all the amazing things you are learning at home.  If you need any support in anyway please do not hesitate to text me on Class Dojo...

 

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Week Beginning 4th May 2020 - a pdf document of this weeks learning is available below. You will be able to open the web links to learning there!

Pdf for learning project 4th May 2020

Week Beginning 27th April 2020 - a pdf document of this weeks learning is available below! You will be able to open the web links to learning there!

Week Beginning 20th April 2020 - a pdf document of this weeks learning is available below! You will be able to open the web links to learning there!

PDF of learning for week beginning 20th April

Happy Easter Everyone! Don't forget to send photos of your wonderful creations!

Week Beginning 30th March 2020 - a pdf document of this weeks learning is available below! You will be able to open the web links to learning there!

This weeks home learning as in pdf format

Home Project – Year Nursery

Please find below daily activities for your child to complete while not able to attend school. These activities are centred on activities your child would participate in at school. There are also some general whole school activities too.

Daily activities

Reading

Read with your child daily

 

This week we are focusing on the book Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort (all activities related to this book will be in this blue coloured text).  If you have the book read it together if you don’t have the book please watch on Youtube – link below.

 

https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=AwrJ7KGkRHhe0KcAxlhXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEybDAzOWpzBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQTA2MTVfMQRzZWMDc2M-?p=aliens+love+underpants&fr=mcafee#id=1&vid=4667d98aee58c03a7aef5fbb74558042&action=view

 

Dough Disco

Every Tuesday we dance and move to ‘Dough Disco’ -   YouTube.com   Dough Disco

Number

Count everything and anything.  Count jumps and toys,  count going upstairs and coming back down stairs.  Listen to number songs online, and recognise the numbers

Dojo challenge of the week

Look out on Dojo for a weekly challenge

 

Tasks

Literacy

  • Investigate the rhyming in the story Aliens Love Underpants.   Listne to the the sound patterns for each pair of rhyming words (the words end in the same sound)
  • Ask your child to write their name – extend to their first and surname (Look at their letter formation)

Maths

  • Can you draw a picture of underpants which have patterns on them?  See if you can draw a pattern that repeats itself like this one!

 

Understanding  the World

  • Use the outside learning environment to talk about ‘growth’. Go for a walk with your family. Use your observational skills to look for signs of spring
  • Complete a program on your phone, tablet or iPad etc.  There is a lot of apps out there which will support learning

Creative

  • The aliens like stretching the elastic in the pants. Can you think of other materials that stretch? Why do pants need stretchy elastic in them?
  • Sing a song, draw or paint, use dough to create or retell a familiar story.
  • Design and make a new spacecraft for the aliens to travel to Earth in.

RE

  • Keep all your friends and their families in your prayers this week

PSHE

  • The aliens like to take people's underpants. Can you think of a way of explaining to them that taking other people's property isn't right. Could you make a sign to stop them from doing this any more?

Useful Websites:

Phonics – Alpha blocks

Phonics Play

www.bbc.co.uk    cbeebies

 

www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk   Username: march20    Password: home

Number – Number blocks

www.bbc.co.uk   cbeebies

Pinterest – Creative  ideas  for literacy and numeracy tasks

www.pinterest.co.uk    

Oxford Owl

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Dearest Nursery Children,

We are missing you very much, while we spend some time apart here are some things

that you can do to keep up that amazing learning! 

You can still earn your dojo points for doing wonderful learning at home - so send me photo's of everything you have been up to so I can send you and your Dojo Monster some Dojo points!  Also then I can print your photos and put them in your Lovely Learning Journals

and up on our Learning Journey Wall! 

 

A very important thing to do, every day,  is to say a prayer! It is Lent so please continue to prepare for Easter.  I will send you video's to watch and other things to help you to get closer to Jesus and that will help you with your RE learning! For our school starters I will also be sending you the daily prayers to practise so that you are ready when you start Reception 

 

Literacy:

  • Hold your pencil the way I like you to (photo to follow that will help)
  • If you have play dough - go to the dough disco with your family
  • Practice writing your name, if you can write your christian name (first name) practise your surname :) 
  • Practice the lines we have been learning in Nursery (photo to follow to remind you)
  • Draw, how can you use some of the line types we have been practising to help you draw your picture
  • Colour... get those colouring pencils out (remember to hold your pencil correctly)
  • Read stories and sing songs
  • Our book this week is Aliens love underpants - read together if you have the book or watch on youtube (more learning on this book to follow during daily Dojo challenges!)

Goggle search for the following (lots on youtube)

Alphablocks

Alphabet songs

Read Write Inc

Letters and sounds

Sound discrimination games

Dough disco

Aliens Love Underpants

 

Mathematics:

  • Counting steps, jumps, claps etc
  • Get a family member to set you a challenge, e.g. "go and get me 5 toys"
  • Counting out from a larger group to 10+
  • Recognising numbers first to 5, then to 10, then beyond 10 :)
  • Practise writing your numbers
  • Know your 2D shapes.  Circle, rectangle, square, triangle! What other shapes do you know 
  • This week we will be looking at patters like the patterns on the Alien's pants.  What patterns can you see at home?  Look for spotty patterns, stripy patterns, checked patterns, what other patterns can you see?

Goggle search for the following (lots on youtube)

Number blocks

Number songs

Enrich – Early Years Activities

Shawn the train

 

Dojo Challenge of the Day – Class Teacher will you a daily challenge on ClassDojo

The best learning happens when we do things so go outside, explore the the wildlife, weather, make mud pies, make a den, paint, create and sing songs, share stories, play a games, cook and bake with your family.  I want to see everything you get up to... please send me some photo's and I will do the same!

Use the internet to find out facts and talk to your child about about all of your interests!!

Our School Family

We love God, we Love learning and we Love one anther

at St Anne's Catholic Academy Nursery!

 

All of our Nursery children enjoy coming to nursery, it is our priority that they feel safe, valued and secure.  We ensure that they learn in a stimulating environment filled with wonder and awe. We give them a wide range of experiences that inspire them to become independent learners, learners that are happy to actively learn, explore, be creative and think critically about the challenges that they embark upon.  Our fully qualified teachers scaffold, support and extend the children in their learning enabling them to achieve the most they can in the earliest years of life.

 

We wholeheartedly encourage you as parents and carers to be fully involved in Nursery life and help to plan your child's next steps in their learning. You are your child's first and foremost carer and we know that together we can achieve wonderful things for them! We are here to work for them and help them to progress and we know that with your support our Nursery children will make accelerated progress in all areas of the curriculum.

 

Learning outside the Classroom is an integral part of our learning.  We plan many exciting lessons outside and believe that the outdoor environment offers a natural stimulus in which the children can ask questions and enhance their learning without fear of failure. You will see lots of the wonderful learning your children are doing all around our Nursery Classroom, we celebrate all children’s achievements on our learning walls.  Please have a look at our Notice Board to keep up to date with the events and activities your child will be taking part in - it is going to be a very exciting year!

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