HOME LEARNING PACK FOR NURSERY CLASS//php the_excerpt(); ?>
HOME LEARNING PACK
At St Mary’s, we are committed to providing the children with the best possible opportunities to learn, whether they are at home or at school. As such, we have provided a home learning pack for each child to work through in their time away from school. If you need to contact us or ask any questions regarding your child’s education, please email email@example.com stating your child’s name and year and it will be forwarded to your child’s class teacher. Thank you in advance for your support and rest assured that your child has the relevant resources to continue having an effective education.
NEW – HOME LEARNING PACK FROM 22/06/20
- This is an amazing online compilation of new short stories written by a wide selection of popular children’s authors, dedicated to Hospital staff and providing a positive message of hope at these challenging times.
HOME LEARNING SUPERSTARS
We are very excited to have received these wonderful photos of our Nursery children learning at home. These superstars have been busy drawing caterpillars, spelling their name, making cakes, drawing, reading, making towers, baking, learning to write the number 4, drawing animals from the book ‘Oh Dear’, making pancakes, sharing stories, making ice-cream, practising their writing, learning on their leapfrog laptop, creating amazing Easter bonnets, colouring, building towers, practising their phonics sounds, building colourful models and drawing their favourite transport. We would love to see some more photos of Nursery super stars learning at home, please send your pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to helping with home learning packs, you can support your child by helping them to access these useful websites:
- This website helps the children with their phonics learning. You will find your child’s username and password in your home learning pack:
- There are lots of free phonics games available for children to play (there is a username and password on the front page of the website):
- Children can login to busy things to access a wide range of activities linked to all areas of the curriculum. You will find your child’s username and password in your home learning pack:
- Children can login to Espresso and access a wide range of games, activities and videos:
Username: student21406 Password: mary13
Other useful Websites for all children – no login details required
These websites are free for all and do not require you to login.
- BBC Bitesize – lots of activities available for all ages and subjects
- Sesame Street – a huge range of games, videos and activities for younger children
- CBeebies – education games and activities from the BBC
- Oxford Owl – activities, games and information across the curriculum
- Scratch – a free creative computer-programming platform
- National Geographic Kids – there are lots of nice activities and quizzes for primary aged children
- Cbeebies Radio – listening activities for KS1 and EYFS
- World Geography Games – games and quizzes for children
- DK Find Out – a variety of activities for children
- Oliver Jeffers reading a book and discussing it
Audible – a wide range of free stories for children to listen to
This website is offering free access to a range of resources that you can download and/or print to support children with their learning in all subject areas:
This link takes you to a useful video about ‘Numberblocks on CBeebies’. You can watch Numberblocks on the BBC iPlayer.
Children’s workout / PE lesson – every day at 9:00, Joe Wicks is presenting a half-hour exercise session for children on You Tube
PE and sport activities at home – this document is full of great ideas to help you keep active at home. It includes links to many great websites with further activities and resources.
Stay and Sing – these videos are full of music, dance and physical activities that you can join in with at home!
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
Newsround – CBBC Coronavirus news and advice for children
Risk Taker Activities – this resource challenges children with many activities that they can enjoy at home
Covibook for younger children – this book has been created for younger children to help them understand Coronavirus and how it affects our physical and emotional health
Corona virus guide for children – this guide has been produced for Autistic children and offers a simple and visual guide to what is happening
Thoughts and feelings book Covid 19 – this booklet has lots of ideas to help you to support your child if they are feeling worried or anxious
Help and Support for Parents
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Please can you keep the school up to date with any concerns you have regarding your children’s mental health and wellbeing. If your child is finding it hard to cope with the changes to their lives, or a family member is ill or has died, please let us know. St Mary’s school are here to work with you to support our children’s emotional needs in any way that we can. Here are some links to places where families can find additional support:
Change 4 Life – this website is full of useful advice, healthy recipes and fun activities to keep you active at home
Every mind matters – mental health advice from the NHS including a section on looking after children during the coronavirus outbreak
Government guidance for parents and carers – supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
How to wash your hands safely – You Tube video
Children’s Commissioner – a guide for children and links to resources
Childhood Bereavement Network – support around dealing with the coronavirus pandemic for all children, specifically those that have experienced the death of someone important to them
Bereavement Services – this document summarises arrange of Bereavement Services for children
Supporting bereaved children – this document contains guidance and advice
Talking to your children about the news – advice and guidance to support parents in discussing Coronavirus news with children
E – Safety
Please continue to be aware of what your child is doing online, especially at this time when they may be spending extra time learning and socialising online. Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
Internet matters – support to keep children safe online
Net-aware – support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent info – support to keep children safe online
Thinkuknow – advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers
Parent Top Tips Safe Online Corona – this is a handy poster from the London Grid for Learning which summarises E – Safety advice
Goldilocks and the Three Bears//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week in Nursery we have been introducing our Talk for Writing text, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We made porridge and then voted on whether or not we liked it. The children used the recipe to inform them of the steps. We cut up bananas and put them on as our topping. We had to be careful as the porridge was very HOT! Once we had tasted it we added our picture to our pictograph. We found out that most children in Nursery class like porridge!
Science Day//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Nursery Class celebrated all of the amazing Diversity in our world. We looked for the colours of the rainbow within our classroom, both inside and out. We made some colour palettes and spoke about the different items that we found.
“These flowers are yellow!”
“This is green, in our garden. This plant.”
“There is no pink outside, we have to look in the classroom.”
Bring your Teddy to Nursery//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Nursery Class finished their Paws and Claws topic by inviting their Teddies into Nursery for the day. The children prepared for the big day by making invitations for their teddy bears and party decorations. On the day, the children confidently spoke about their teddy bears and enjoyed playing with them, with their friends. We made jam sandwiches and had a picnic in the classroom before doing some dancing with our bears.
“His name is Carrie. My daddy gave him to me.”
“It’s not a teddy bear. It’s name is Minnie. I have a Sister Minnie and a Mummy Minnie too. Mummy Minnie is the biggest and this Minnie is the smallest.”
“I love the jam sandwiches, I want to make them again!”
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week in Nursery our learning has been focused around the story book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. We have been learning to re-tell the story using our story map. We thought about what we would need to pack in our bags if we were going to go on a bear hunt, we made binoculars to look for bears and we explored swishy swashy grass in our sensory tray. On Thursday we found some bear tracks in our garden. The children have enjoyed using our garden to re-tell the story!
“I need wellies to get through the mud.” William
“I think they belong to the big bear.” Jayda
“I don’t want the bear to eat us, we have to get back to our house!” Tani
Celebrations!//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This half-term Nursery class have been learning about different types of celebrations. We started by looking at Birthdays. We focused our learning around the book Kipper’s Birthday. The children have been very busy making birthday cards for Kipper, writing invitations to our party, wrapping presents for Kipper, decorating birthday biscuits and even playing party games!
Visit to Lewisham Library//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Nursery Class thoroughly enjoyed their class trip to Lewisham Library. We spotted lots of interesting things on our walk to the library. We really enjoyed looking at the Fire Engines at the Fire Station. Once we got to the library we enjoyed lots of stories as a group and with our parents. We all chose a story book to bring back to Nursery. We can’t wait to share these as a class!
Three Little Pigs//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Nursery Class have really enjoyed learning the story of The Three Little Pigs. The children have been acting the story out in a variety of ways. They particularly enjoyed building a strong house of bricks in the outside area and pretending to be the big bad wolf and the three little pigs.
“The brick house is too strong!” William
“I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down!” Michael
Building Friendships and Learning//php the_excerpt(); ?>
The new Nursery children have settled in quickly into their new environment and are making the most of all the learning opportunities. They are building strong friendships and are learning to use their language in order to communicate with each other.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Nursery class have been very busy observing our caterpillars. The children have been very motivated to record what they can see. This experience has supported our talk for writing and we have been learning the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Last week our caterpillars went into their cocoons. We are patiently waiting for our butterflies to emerge! Watch this space…
Hatching Our Very Own Chicks//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Nursery Application Form//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Apply to our Nursery today using the form below.
Please email the completed application back to email@example.com
The Gingerbread Man Story//php the_excerpt(); ?>
We have been using Talk for Writing to learn the story of the Gingerbread Man. The children have been gaining confidence using the story map to support their story telling. The children were very excited about the Gingerbread Man so we baked some. We had to be careful whilst opening the oven door to make sure they didn’t run away!
Science day in Nursery//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Nursery class had a fantastic time on Science day. We learnt what scientist where, made predictions and carried out our own experiments. We were busy making our own bubble mixture, and exploring how quickly different materials would slide down the piping. We also made brain hats and improved our concentration by playing a special game.
Science day in Nursery//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Nursery class had a fantastic time on Science day. We learnt what scientist were, made predictions and carried out our own experiments. We were busy making our own bubble mixture, and exploring how quickly different materials would slide down the piping. We also made brain hats and improved our concentration by playing a special game.
St Mary’s Church visit//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Nursery class visited St Mary’s Church. We enjoyed learning about what happens in the church and looking at the artifacts Father Stephan had to show us. We especially enjoyed looking around the Therapeutic garden.
Horniman Museum trip//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Nursery Class enjoyed a fantastic trip to the Horniman Museum. We took the 185 bus all the way there. We visited the Aquarium and were excited to see all the different fish and sea creatures. We enjoyed a snack in the garden before coming back to Nursery.
“My favorite fish was the blue one!” Shamar
“My favorite fish was Nemo!” Azeez
Lewisham Library visit//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Nursery class had their first trip to Lewisham Library. We really enjoyed listening too, looking at and sharing stories with our parents. We can’t wait to share the books we choose to borrow back at Nursery.
Taxi driver experience!//php the_excerpt(); ?>
As part of our transport topic, Nursery class invited a local taxi driver into our school. We had lots of fun getting into the taxi and talking about where we wanted to go. We even paid the taxi driver and got a receipt got for our journey!