Rainbow learning in Nursery.

 

We have had a busy week continuing our rainbow learning in Nursery.

Here are some photographs of us exploring and planting the plants for our rainbow garden:

We are looking forward to caring for the plants and watching them grow.

 

We took turns and worked together to make rainbow cookies:

Super Clee!

 

We have had such a busy week in Clee class!

In Literacy we had a letter from a villain telling us that they had stolen Techno Ted from our classroom! The villain set daily challenges which the children had to complete to get Techno Ted back. These included writing where we thought Techno Ted was being kept, thinking of, and writing down, some words rhyming with bat and chat, writing our name and the names of our friends and drawing a picture of us as a Superhero and writing our Superhero name.

We put the missing posters we made around school so that everyone could look out for Reggie Robot’s light.

                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

We completed all of the challenges and Techno Ted was returned to us safe and sound with Reggie Robot’s light tucked in his Superhero pants!

 

 

We made a Spiderman Writing Web

       

 

 

In Maths we learned about capacity using Superhero Power juice. We matched numbers to quantities by playing a Superhero pairs game. We took it in turns to roll the dice and fill the ten frame with the correct number of jewels or gold coins.

                                            

 

 

In Understanding the World we made Superhero dens in the forest area

                                           

 

We finished our busy week off with a party to celebrate the children who had birthdays in April.

 

 

Nursery News!

 

Hello Nursery families!

It has been lovely seeing the children back in Nursery after the Easter break.

We would like to say a big welcome to our new children who started after Easter; Levi, Eva, Winter-Iris, Brooke and Liberty. We have been amazed at how well they have settled in.

 

 

Our topic this half term is ‘How many colours in a rainbow?’ We will doing lots of exciting activities to help us learn about how many colours there are in a rainbow and what colours they are. Here are some photographs of the activities we have enjoyed so far:

                                                                       

 

We have also made a rainbow garden by using lots of plants. We are looking forward to watching the plants grow. We will look after the plants by watering them. We would like to say a big ‘THANK YOU’ to Marion Stanton from Coppice Nurseries, Middleton for kindly donating some of the plants to us.

Early Years Bubble Celebrates St George’s Day Friday 23rd April 2021!

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Nursery, Clee and Earls Hill children learned about St George’s Day.

In Maths Clee class made fruit jousting kebabs. We talked about adding one more piece of fruit and when we ate a piece of fruit we talked about 1 less:

 

Nursery, Earls Hill and Clee all made bunting and shields:

Earls Hill and Clee children made sandwiches and Nursery iced biscuits. 

We all joined together in the afternoon to watch the story acted out by the adults and join in lots of fun activities followed by a picnnic afternoon tea:

                                           

Happy St George’s Day Early Years!

Our First Week Back in Clee

 

It has been lovely to have the children back in school after the Easter break. They have all settled straight back into school and have been eager to start our Superheroes topic.

A big welcome to Freddie who started in Clee class this week. 

 

The children arrived in class on Monday morning to find a hole in the ceiling. There were lots of questions; Who made the hole? How did they make the hole? We had a big discussion with many interesting ideas shared by the children.

 

 

In Literacy we received a letter saying that someone (a villain) had stolen Reggie Robot’s light! The children were shocked and decided to write letters to the villain to ask for the light to be returned. They also made ‘missing’ posters which we are going to put up around the school:

 

We have used our Superheroes writing areas:

  

 

We went to the forest area where we found natural materials to write with:

 

Our book this week has been ‘Ten Little Superheroes’. In maths we have been Superhero numberfinders 

        

We hunted for Superhero numbers and put them into the correct order

 

In Expressive Art and Design we designed and made Superhero capes:

 

The children suggested a name for our class Superhero/Supervillain. They then voted to decide the name.

  

 

The children were each given an Easter chick with a chocolate egg inside to take home. A big thank you to Mrs Meddins’ Mum for making the chicks for the children.

 

What a super busy week!

Clee Class and Earls Hill Cygnets Home Learning Thursday 1st April 2021.

 

Good morning everyone!

As we are not seeing you in school today here are some activities for you to do at home with your family.

 

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Here is my best joke:

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Terrible isn’t it? I’m sure you have a much funnier joke to tell than mine!

 

 

Here are some Easter activities for you to try:


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We hope you have a lovely Easter holiday.

Stay safe everyone!

We’ll see you back in school on Monday 19th April.

Earls Hill Cygnets Home Learning Wednesday 31st March.

 

Good morning Earls Hill Cygnets!

I hope you enjoyed the sunshine yesterday.

To start the day I would like you to take part in a Phonics session with Mrs Thompstone. You can find these sessions on our website under the Learning/Reading tab but here is a quick link:

Maths

To start your maths today I would like you to join in with this counting song:

 

For today’s activity you will need:

  • a piece of paper
  • an orange coloured pen or pencil
  • Some green paint or a green pen or pencil
  • a cotton bud, lolly stick or paintbrush

Now I would like you to draw a carrot on the paper. Ask your grown up to write a number on the carrot. Do you know what the number is? Now, using the green paint, I would like you to paint that number of tops sticking up from the carrot. Grown ups: Choose any number which is appropriate for your child. You could try choosing two numbers for them to add together.

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I would like you to draw at least 4 more carrots and do this for each one. 

 

Literacy

Today Clee Class are going to be making Easter cards in school. It would be lovely if you can make one at home too. The cards we are making are like the ones in the picture:

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You can make one like this or you can design one yourself using the materials you have at home.

When you’ve designed and made your card remember to write inside who you are sending it to and that it is from you.

 

I would like you to read your reading book or a Bug Club book with your grown up.

 

Have a lovely day everyone!

Earls Hill Cygnets Home Learning Tuesday 30th March.

 

Good morning Earls Hill Cygnets!

To start the day I would like you to take part in a Phonics session with Mrs Thompstone. You can find these sessions on our website under the Learning/Reading tab but here is a quick link:

Expressive Art and Design – Music

As the weather is going to be sunny today I would like you to go outside and find some natural materials or items in and around your house to use for making music.

For example you could find some sticks to tap together or scrape across each other

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Or some saucepans or tins to bang

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Or make a shaker using a plastic bottle or tub with stones, rice or pasta inside

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When you have made your musical instruments try them out one by one. Do they sound the same? Or different? Choose some songs to sing while you play your instruments.

 

 

Maths

To start your maths today I would like you to join in with this counting song:

 

For today’s activity you will need:

  • A toy chicken or bird
  • Something that you can use as worms (cooked spaghetti, wool, string etc)
  • A dice (or two if you would like a challenge)

Now I would like you to roll the dice and feed the hen that number of worms. If you find that really easy then I would like you to roll the dice and your grown up can ask you what is 1 more or 1 less than that number; now you need to feed the hen that number of worms. If that is still too easy for you I would like you to roll 2 dice and add the numbers together. Can you feed the hen that number of worms?

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To finish off today’s learning here is the Easter story for you to watch:

 

When you have watched the story it would be lovely if you can make or draw and Easter garden.

Here are some ideas:

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Have a good day everyone!

Pirate Day

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We had a fantastic pirate day in Clee Class!

During the day we took turns in showing our costumes to the class, we played in ‘Ye Olde Golden Trinity’ pirate ship, we walked the plank, we made pirate flags and hats, we wrote our pirate names and we had a lovely treasure map cake snack made by Mrs Dallow.

                        

 

Friday 5th March 2021. Literacy home learning for Clee Class and Earls Hill Reception (Cygnets)

 

Good morning Reception children and families!

Today is the last day of home learning and being in a different bubble for the children who are in school. On Monday everyone will be back in school in our classroom and with our friends again.

Here is the ‘Lost and Found’ story for you to listen to if you wish:

 

For our literacy activity today I would like you to think about two things and then talk to your grown up or someone in your house about them:

First I would like you to think about going back to school on Monday. What are you most looking forward to? What is going to make you happy? It might be that you are looking forward to seeing your friends again. It might be that you are looking forward to playing with a special toy.

The second thing I would like you to think about is what you have enjoyed doing most while you haven’t been in school or while you’ve been in the bubble in Nursery if you’ve been coming to school. It might be that you have enjoyed doing a certain activity. It might be something that you have enjoyed doing with your family or a new friend if you’ve been in school.

When you have thought about these I would like you to draw a picture and write about one of them.

I look forward to seeing some photographs of your pictures and writing.

 

Today I would like you make a den or a cosy area and read with your grown up inside it.

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I would also like you to write a list of the friends you are looking forward to seeing when you come to school on Monday.