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Please scroll down to our Learning Blog for links with home learning. 

A new challenge will be added each day. 

 

Look for the white text...

Why not plan your homeschool routine  around some of these fabulous daily activities...
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Number Fun Live #1 - Shoe Chaos

Welcome to Number Fun Live! Click on the link below to find the Number Fun Monster Challenge resources. https://parent.numberfunportal.com/live

Welcome to our Nursery Class page. 

We are so glad you found us! 

We are very lucky at St John's to be able to provide education for children from aged 3 within our EYFS unit. 

Our popular Nursery class has become well established within the community.  If you would like to arrange a tour of school, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

If you are interested in a place at our Nursery, please contact the office and leave your details and Mrs Hanson, our Early Years Lead will contact you to discuss this further. 

 

Our Curriculum 
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Working families may be eligible to receive support with childcare with the 30 hours scheme. 

Please note that additional costs would be incurred to cover lunchtime periods and providing lunch for our Nursery children who stay for full days.*

 

Lunchtime - Cost of additional childcare £10 per week (payable fortnightly in advance and non-refundable in the event of absence)

Cost of School Meals - £12.50 per week

 

These payments will be set up via our School Money App

 

To see if you qualify for the 30 hour code, please visit the link below.

 

*Full charges would be incurred where codes lapse or applications are late, see website for details

⭐️Our Class⭐️

Meet our Team

Mrs Hanson - Nursery Class Teacher

Mrs Hanson - Nursery Class Teacher 1

Mrs Knight - HLTA

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Miss Semeniuk - Nursery Teaching Assistant

Miss Semeniuk - Nursery Teaching Assistant 1

 

  AM/PM
Monday  Mrs Hanson / Mrs Knight 
Tuesday Mrs Hanson / Mrs Knight
Wednesday  Mrs Knight
Thursday  Mrs Hanson
Friday  Mrs Knight

 

 

Please keep checking back regularly to keep up to date with our current learning blog smiley

Timetable of useful information

 

 

 

Monday

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

PE and Library (pumps and book bags please)

Friday

Show and Tell

Our learning blog... πŸ‘€

Spring 2 2020 'What the Ladybird Heard'
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Please click the link below to view our half termly curriculum newsletter

A great resource from TTS for Early Years children. Feel free to try some ideas out at home.

enlightenedHome Learning Challenges!

Monday 30th March

Why not try out some simple Spring craft. 

Look at some of the links here for inspiration and away you go...

 

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Easy Paper Flower Card | Spring Craft for Kids

Friday 27th March - When will it be Spring? 

 

Watch the story 'When Will it Be Spring?'

Go on a short walk and see if you can spot any signs of Spring! 

Can you find everything on the nature detectives checklist? 

 Look at the photos you took – name some Spring things

 

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Step Inside: When Will It Be Spring?

The magic house invites viewers to step inside and join Twinkle, Chloe and Boris for a story. Mr Mopple reads about a bear cub who hibernates for the first time...

All about Spring...

Thursday 26th March

Number songs today! Time for some Learn It's.

How many fingers on one hand? 

Two hands?

How many toes on one foot? 

Two feet? 

 

Count the feet in your house. Now count the toes!

When you're done, why not share the lovely story of counting by feet 'One is a snail' just scroll down. 

How Many Fingers? | Kids Songs | Super Simple Songs

One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab

Wednesday 25th March

Can you guess whose feet are whose? Do you have some pets? How are their feet different? 

How many toes on one foot? Two feet? In your family? 

Who has the biggest/smallest feet in your house? 

Order some shoes by size.  Sing the song 'This Little Piggy' and find out who is ticklish! 

 

Whose Feet? | Learn Animals Song for Kids

Look closely, can you guess who those feet belong to?
Don't forget that feet have different names, hooves, trotters, claws, webbed, paws...

Number Fun Live #2 - Shoe Hunt

Tuesday 24th March

It's Doodle Tuesday!  

Let's Doodle a ladybird with Lydia Monks, the author of 'What the Ladybird Heard'. 

We'd love to see your artwork heart

Scroll down for a drawing inspired guessing game too! 

 

Look πŸ‘€ who I found in my garden today! See if you can find any on yours too 🐞

Look πŸ‘€ who I found in my garden today! See if you can find any on yours too 🐞 1

Draw a Ladybird with Lydia Monks

Farmyard Guessing Game for Kids! | CheeriToons

Can you guess the animal being drawn before the time runs out?

Monday 23rd March

Watch Rosie’s walk and create an obstacle course in garden/around your home.

Why not use words like over, under, through and around.  Have fun! 

 

If you are going out for some exercise, why not look for some animal tracks in the mud? Share your learning with us on Tapestry smiley

Rosie's Walk

Animal Tracks

Sing a song about animal tracks on your walk...

Animal Track Detective! | Science for Kids

Maybe you've seen animal tracks in the mud after a rainy day, but did you know that you can study these tracks to learn all kinds of things about the animals...

Friday 20th March 2020

Watch and listen to the video 'I know a Chicken'

Can you make a shaker from materials in your home? Upload your videos to Tapestry smiley

Laurie Berkner I know a chicken

This song supports our Maths learning which is about concepts 'fast and slow'.
Why not make some egg shakers and have a go!

Fast and slow...

Thursday 19th March

Watch and join in with the story of 'What the Ladybird Heard' 

Can you make the sounds of the farmyard animals?

What were the two crafty robbers plotting to do? 

How did the ladybird help to foil the plan? 

 

What the Ladybird Heard

Who’s on the farm? πŸ„πŸ“πŸπŸŽπŸˆπŸ¦†

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Julia Donaldson performs The What the Ladybird Heard Song

Watch Julia Donaldson and her husband, Malcolm, perform the What the Ladybird Heard Song, based on the bestselling picture book WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD,

The Animals On The Farm | Super Simple Songs

What can you hear on the farm? Let's learn animal names and sounds.

Farm Animals and Their Babies

Learn animal body parts | Funny animated cartoon for kids

Story time: Paula the Vet by Julia Donaldson | Oxford Owl

It's story time! Author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, reads 'Paula the Vet', a Stage 4 story from the Read with Oxford range of levelled early reading bo...

Kids vocabulary - Opposite Words - Learning about Opposites - English for kids

The Butterfly Colors Song

Learn Bugs & Insects for Kids

Insect Song | Insects for Kids | Bug Songs | Nursery Rhymes | Kids Songs

Here Is The Beehive | Super Simple Songs

Counting to 5 with one to one correspondence,

Bees For Kids

Let's watch bees in a hive. See how they are filling cells with honey and spot the queen.

* BEE * | Animals For Kids | All Things Animal TV

Bee & Me by Alison Jay

World 🌎 Book πŸ“š Day 2020

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Bee 🐝 & Me

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This beautiful text has got us all talking.
Great to see our children using inference from pictures so early in their reading journeys! β™₯️🐝

Making pancakes πŸ₯ž β›ͺ️

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Early Years Song: Pancake Day : Making pancakes!

Here is a song all about making pancakes, the tune is a jazzed-up version of the wheels on the bus! Learning the song promotes language and recall of the steps we used to make a pancake!

🎢 Pancake song | Songs for kids, Primary school assembly | Pancake day song 🎢

Learn some opposites 'up and down' with this song linked to our RE learning!

Ash Wednesday ✝️

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Our Lenting Box πŸ“¦ 

Nursery are counting down the days of Lent to Easter. 

We have thought about giving things up for Lent but also about giving as an act of kindness. 

We have begun collecting items for our Lenting box and have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our parents. 

Porch boxes will benefit our donations and these boxes support families in our local area πŸ‘πŸ»♥️

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Spring 1 2020 'Supertato'

Supertato by Sue Hendra is our new exciting Power of Reading text

Supertato by Sue Hendra is our new exciting Power of Reading text 1

Our Learning - Supertato (Please click the link to see our half termly newsletter)

Week 1 exploring the new text, learning about titles, character and making predictions...

Week 2 Book blurb, Supertato's catchphrase and creating characters for storytelling πŸ₯” 🍎 🍐

Week 3 - Find the Evil Pea! 

Where could he be? Let's look around whilst we learn our positional language.  

Why not sing our new song to learn 'on, in, under, by'.

On In Under By Song

A simple song to help practice the prepositions on, in, under and by.

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The hunt continues...

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Nursery are unhappy with Evil Pea's antics.
First he trapped and wrapped the fruit, then he drew on the fruit and vegetables.
Their faces showed they weren't happy!

Well spotted Isabelle!

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We looked all over the classroom and eventually found him!
Then he bounced away again! Will we ever catch him!

Setting traps!

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Rebekah had a great idea...
"If he comes back in through the window, I will catch him in this basket. I'll put a cushion on top. He won't escape then!"

Where's the Monkey?

A song to help children learn prepositions of place.

Week 4 - The freezing of Evil Pea! After many attempts at escape, Nursery decided that we must freeze the Evil Pea to stop his shenanigans! The children problem solved where we would put him, how we could freeze him and how long we needed to leave him in the freezer! We even made signs to warn others not to open the freezer door, just in case he defrosted again!

He's out of the freezer...and he's defrostingβ„οΈβ˜€οΈ

Week 5 Local History Week - School in the Past. We are thinking about what school would have been like in 1915 when it was built and how it has changed over time.

Our walk πŸ‘« to look at school and our local streets

What was school like 100 years ago?

What was school like 100 years ago?  1 There were no radiators, just open fires...
What was school like 100 years ago?  2 "I'll keep these on so I don't get burnt!"
What was school like 100 years ago?  3 We couldn't believe our eyes!
What was school like 100 years ago?  4 We still have one in our store room!
What was school like 100 years ago?  5 "It would be scary!"
What was school like 100 years ago?  6 "The knick knacks are drying!"
What was school like 100 years ago?  7 We counted on an abacus!
What was school like 100 years ago?  8 Mrs Hanson tucked us in for a nap!
What was school like 100 years ago?  9 We thought it was a funny idea to have a sleep...
What was school like 100 years ago?  10 "Nap time everyone! Eyes closed and settle!"
What was school like 100 years ago?  11 Nap time happened at 1pm every day in the old days
What was school like 100 years ago?  12 Can you imagine doing that these days!
What was school like 100 years ago?  13 Sleep tight!

Old fashioned games with Mrs Knight...

PE with Coach Sean!

Superheroes Assemble! Healthy eating and fun with coach Sean made Superhero Day the best!

Exploring balance with Coach Sean! High progressions this week!

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Exploring balance with Coach Sean! High progressions this week!  2
Exploring balance with Coach Sean! High progressions this week!  3
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Autumn 2 2019

What will we be learning about in Autumn 2? 'Whatever Next!' Click on the link to our Newsletter to find out more...

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Story predictions πŸ’­

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Enhancing our roleplay ready for retelling! We collected the items we need for the story and even made a fireplace for Baby Bear 🐻 to begin his adventures!

Enhancing our roleplay ready for retelling! We collected the items we need for the story and even made a fireplace for Baby Bear 🐻 to begin his adventures!  1 We drew the arch for the fireplace...
Enhancing our roleplay ready for retelling! We collected the items we need for the story and even made a fireplace for Baby Bear 🐻 to begin his adventures!  2 We tested if the rocket would fit up it!
Enhancing our roleplay ready for retelling! We collected the items we need for the story and even made a fireplace for Baby Bear 🐻 to begin his adventures!  3 It did! Good job team πŸ‘πŸ»
Enhancing our roleplay ready for retelling! We collected the items we need for the story and even made a fireplace for Baby Bear 🐻 to begin his adventures!  4 We set about painting it β€˜brick’ colour
Enhancing our roleplay ready for retelling! We collected the items we need for the story and even made a fireplace for Baby Bear 🐻 to begin his adventures!  5 We got Baby Bear some space boots...
Enhancing our roleplay ready for retelling! We collected the items we need for the story and even made a fireplace for Baby Bear 🐻 to begin his adventures!  6 Tried them on him for size!
Enhancing our roleplay ready for retelling! We collected the items we need for the story and even made a fireplace for Baby Bear 🐻 to begin his adventures!  7 We can’t wait to use the chimney!
Enhancing our roleplay ready for retelling! We collected the items we need for the story and even made a fireplace for Baby Bear 🐻 to begin his adventures!  8 We worked together to paint each side
Enhancing our roleplay ready for retelling! We collected the items we need for the story and even made a fireplace for Baby Bear 🐻 to begin his adventures!  9 We took turns with the brushes and aprons
Enhancing our roleplay ready for retelling! We collected the items we need for the story and even made a fireplace for Baby Bear 🐻 to begin his adventures!  10 Superb teamwork 🌟

We have been exploring shapes to create some 3D rockets! πŸš€

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Planet Cosmo | Learning More About Planet Earth | Full Episodes | Wizz Explore

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Happy Diwali | Diwali Story For Kids | Diwali Activities | Kids Video | Jalebi Street Full Episode

Hi kids, come join the Jalebi Street Gang as they celebrate Diwali. The festival of lights- Diwali is an Indian festival that is celebrated every year across the country. In this video, Jalebi Street brings to you an interesting learning video for kids that brings out the importance of Diwali.

Interfaith week

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Autumn 1 2019

We'll be exploring what it is to be unique with the David McKee classic Elmer!

We'll be exploring what it is to be unique with the David McKee classic Elmer! 1

What will we be learning in Autumn 1? Click on the link below to view our newsletter...

Autumn 1 - Week beginning 4.9.19 - Welcome to our new Nursery children! We are getting to know each other and learning what we can learn in our new environment. We are lucky to have four learning spaces in EYFS. The Busy Bee room, The Hive, The Workshop, and of course, the great outdoors!

Autumn 1 - Week beginning 9.9.19: Nursery are settling well and love their new and improved learning space. We have welcomed more new friends this week and are keen to show our new friends how to use our classroom.

Autumn 1 - Week beginning 16.9.19: Nursry have begun to explore their new topic and have been thinking about what makes them unique. We looked at our faces and drew what we could see! We then made some yummy biscuits to look like us!

Body Parts Song for Kids - This is ME! by ELF Learning - ELF Kids Videos

Autumn 1 - Week beginning 23.9.19: Nursery have explored their body shapes using Tap-A-Shape. We learned that we have one head, one body, two arms, two hands, two legs and two feet. We even know that we have five digits on each hand and each foot! We remembered where to place them to build ourselves using the pieces. We took care to use the hammers and pins carefully.

Week beginning 30.9.19 - Homes and Families

Shapes song for kids | The Singing Walrus

A groovy and interactive song for children that introduces four 2D shapes: circle, triangle, square, and rectangle. In each verse, a shape describes itself and asks the children to guess what they are.

Whole School D&T week.

Nursery and Reception worked on using tools (including our hands!) purposefully to make delicious food and sensational crafts! 

Find the ⭐️ icon on our class page gallery to find out what the whole school have been learning for Design and Technology week! 

Week beginning 14.10.19 - D&T week linked with Autumn πŸ‚

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Hickety pickety my red hen | Early Years - Nursery Rhymes

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