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10.7.20 Nursery Home Learning Pack
Pirates! Available for download now!
Home Learning Pack 7 - 'Tiddler' is available for download now!
Home Learning Pack 6 - The Gruffalo available for download now!
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.
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
Is your child due to start Nursery or Reception class in September 2020?
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PE and Library (pumps and book bags please)
Show and Tell
Summer 2 2020
Welcome back after half term. We understand the=at this time continues to be full of uncertainty for families and we want to provide as much routine and structure to homelearning as possible.
Learning packs with a colour theme were sent home before the half term holidays.
with this in mind, this will be the theme for this week's homelearning.
Enjoy! Don't forget to upload to Tapestry with any learning milestones!
Mrs Hanson x
Let's bring Radcliffe Library to you!
Monday 8th June 2020
This week, we'll be looking at 'Starting with rhyme'.
Each day will have a rhyme of the day for children to engage with.
There will be some follow up activities and ideas which you could then try out at home.
Today's song is 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes!'
Let's get moving this Monday morning!
Count up your body parts!
Can your child answer quickly how many eyes/ears/noses they have?
Guess the body part!
Describe the purpose of the body part.
"Which body part am I? You can hear with me... etc
Can your child tell you which body part you are describing. Can you reverse the role and let your child be the clue giver?
Draw yourself or each other. Can you remember all of the body parts you just sang about?
Make a Monster!
A great way to practise the vocabulary of body parts is to do a picture dictation. E.g. you say: this is a monster. He has two heads and four eyes, etc. Children have to draw the monster according to the your description. Ensure you use only vocabulary the children have come across before – this can include numbers, colours, sizes and shapes e.g. The monster has four, small, blue, triangular ears.
Tuesday 9th June 2020
'If you're happy and you know it' is a super simple repetitive rhyme which gets children thinking of all of the ways we can express how we are feeling.
It's important, more so than ever to give children the right words to attach how they are feeling to a label to describe it.
When children can communicate how they are feeling using their words, they are more likely to communicate that in a way that is appropriate.
Wednesday 10th June 2020
The Bear Went over the mountain!
Another firm favourite with the Nursery children!
Let's learn some positional words.
You could watch 'We're going on a bear hunt' by Michael Rosen or read it if you have a copy at home.
How about creating your own bear hunt at home?
Hide teddies around the house. Maybe hide up to 6 and see if your child can collect them all.
Where did you find them? Can your child use words to describe where something is?
On top of, under, in front of, behind etc.
Thursday 11th June 2020
Let's explore counting today with a medley of counting songs.
By now, your child should be able to recite numbers to 10.
Touch count up to 6 objects, using one number name for each item.
How can you help at home?
Go on a scavenger hunt.
Can you find 4 things that are blue?
Give your child a basket to collect the items and check them together when they bring them back.
Friday 12th June 2020
5 Currant Buns in a Baker's Shop
A favourite rhyme for the children in Nursery,
Remember that 5 is a waving hand!
Learn the concept of 'one less'.
Reinforce the language 'that leaves 4...' etc.
You could use some roleplay cakes and pretend they are your currant buns or even have a try at making some salt dough currant buns which you could 'sell' in your own shop at home.
Use pennies to reinforce the concept of taking away, starting with 5x 1p coins, handing one over to the shopkeeper with each verse.
Monday 1st June 2020
Let's explore colours and colour songs and stories!
Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Why not go on a colour hunt in your home.
Choose a colour of felt tip and take a piece of plain paper.
Match the objects to the colour of your crayon!
When you have found something, doodle it and ask an adult to label it!
How many blue/yellow/green things did you find?
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
Let's think about the rainbow! How many colours can you remember?
Here's a story about a rainbow... I hope you enjoy it!
Thursday 4th June 2020
The Day the Crayons Quit!
This is a wonderful story which every child should hear!
I hope you child enjoys it! This story reinforces colours and their purpose.
I love the different accents!
There are so many ideas explored in this story. Stop and discuss the illustrations on each page.
Friday 5th June 2020
Now we know all of the colours, let's find out what happens when we mix them together!
This story explores colour mixing in a really simple way which children will find easy to remember!
Our new topic would have been centered around transport. This book is a wonderful one to introduce children to language of vehicles and developing stories around toys.
Our aim by the end of this topic would have been to have our very own Naughty Bus adventures with our small world vehicles!
Friday 22nd May 2020
Number 10! High tens everyone! We made it to all of the digits on two hands!!
Thursday 21st May 2020
Time to shine, number nine!
Wednesday 20th May 2020
The number of the day is eight! Tricky one to write but easy if you go large outdoors with chalk or use a finger to trace in sand on a tray.
Tuesday 19th May 2020
Across the sky and down from heaven, and that's the way we write a 7!
Monday 18th May 2020
I hope you're enjoying the Count's Number of the day. This week we will look at numbers 6 to 10!
Each day, learn the number name, the squiggle which represents the number and how to make that squiggle!
Why not have a number hunt in your home. Look at food packets, in books, on the remote control, anywhere really! How many can you find?
Friday 15th May 2020
Let's learn about the number that makes a waving hand... 5!
Thursday 14th May 2020
Let's learn about a very special number for some of our older Nursery children... 4!
Wednesday 13th May 2020
The Number of the day...is 3!
Tuesday 12th May 2020
Let's Learn about 2...
Monday 11th May 2020
Let's work on reading, writing and recognising numbers to 5 this week.
Each day we will cover a new number of the day. starting with one!
Thursday 7th May 2020
As tomorrow marks our 75th Anniversary of VE Day, no better time to teach our little people about the significance of this time in History. Here is a simple powerpoint to explain what VE Day marks. How are you celebrating?
You may be having a garden party or a virtual get together with family, decorating your home or wearing red, white and blue! Here are some ideas to help!
Wednesday 6th May 2020
It looks set to be a beautiful day so why not go outside!
You could open up your own car wash in your back garden! Or just explore bubbles!
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Doodle Tuesday once again! How about we have a go at using our pre-writing shapes to draw a bus! Don't forget to keep them coming via Tapestry or Tweet.
I hope to create a montage of all them to share to celebrate the home learning unit! Have a great day everyone!
Monday 4th May 2020
Happy Monday everyone. Let's get outside in the sunshine today and explore our vehicle topic.
Why not have a go at making some ramps to drive your cars down. Ready, steady go!
Friday 1st May 2020
Happy new month everyone! I hope your buses are coming along nicely! Please upload to Tapestry!!
The weather outside has taken a turn so why not stay a little longer in your PJ's and enjoy this event....
Booktrust Pyjamarama promoting a love of bedtime stories! However, I think their site has too much traffic and it won't let me link it!
Thursday 30th April 2020
Have you watched the Naughty Bus video?
Here's a song about the Naughty Bus.
Why not log onto Mini Mash and use the paint tool to create your own bus!
Maybe you could have a try at making your very own Naughty Bus using an old cardboard box?
Wednesday 29th April 2020
Let's Wiggle! Try out some of these great dance routines just for little people!
Tuesday 28th April 2020
It's doodle Tuesday! As we've been learning all about the wheels on the bus, why not look at making round doodles today! Let's have a try at making a circle with Ziggy.
All you need are some pens and some paper...
Monday 27th April 2020
Time for a rhyme all about a bus!
Have a go at singing and re-enacting the verses from this Nursery Rhyme!
Friday 24th April 2020
Why not have a go at using your colour and number skills to see how many cars of different colours you can see from your window? You could even stand at your front door and record the cars as they drive past!
Which colour is the most popular? Which colours did you not see?
You could make your own recording grid or download the one below...
Thursday 23rd April 2020
Why not have a try at creating your very own 'vehicle' using items from around your house?
You could choose to use a large box, re-arrange some chairs or use garden furniture to create a car, bus, plane or train. Where will you travel to in your imagination? The possibilities really are endless. Here is a little inspiration for you. Don't forget to upload to Tapestry!
Wednesday 22nd April
Let's learn a song all about different types of transportation.
Can you join in with this simple, catchy tune?
When you're done, log onto Mini Mash and complete the transport sort activity. Where does each vehicle belong?
Tuesday 21st April 2020
If you have found some vehicles around the home. Why not use them to help you doodle.
You will need:
This activity is a great one to do outdoors! Once you’ve sellotaped the pens to the vehicles, you’re ready to doodle some tracks!
Monday 20th April 2020
Why not go on a hunt around your home to find as many vehicles as you can? You might have a favourite toy car or truck. Gather them together and make a collection! We'll be needing them for the next few weeks!
You can learn more about vehicles and transport using the video links below or by logging onto Purple Mash 'Mini Mash'. Activities are linked to our current theme.
🐣Easter home learning ideas
We hope you have a safe Easter. We’ll be back with daily challenges from Monday 20th April.
Until then, why not have a look at our interactive Easter themed activities.
🌈Stay safe, Mrs Hanson & the Early Years Team x
Friday 3rd April
Why not try some ladybird counting, matching or ordering within the range of 5 for beginners and then to 10.
Thursday 2nd April
What a wet and windy day!
They say April showers bring May flowers! Let's hope so!
Why not snuggle up with a good book today under a favourite blanket with a hot chocolate!
Post some of your cosy reading pictures on Tapestry and tell us what you're reading today!
Wednesday 1st April
Welcome to a new month. We are still within the Season of Spring.
We've been learning about Spring but can you name all of the 4 Seasons?
Learn a song about the 4 seasons and then play an interactive game. Just click on the link below
Tuesday 31st March
Doodle Tuesday challenge...
What can you draw from a circle?
Monday 30th March
Why not try out some simple Spring craft.
Look at some of the links here for inspiration and away you go...
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
Thursday 26th March
Number songs today! Time for some Learn It's.
How many fingers on one hand?
How many toes on one foot?
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.
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!
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
Scroll down for a drawing inspired guessing game too!
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
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
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?
Our Lenting Box 📦
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 👍🏻♥️
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'.
PE with Coach Sean!
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!