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*Home learning update*

As a school, we are moving to providing home learning via Seesaw. You will need to download the seesaw app onto your laptop or tablet in order to access your child's work. More information can be found here.  https://web.seesaw.me/parents

 

 

 

We will send you an email with your child's log in details. We are working hard to get them to you as soon as we can. We thank you for your patience.

 

Nursery Home Learning Activities

This page will be regularly updated so please keep checking what has been added.

Please send us pictures of your child(ren) playing and learning at home via our twitter @WilfredOwenSch

It was lovely to see Finley enjoying Numberblocks. We look forward to seeing your photos and reading about your learning together at home.

Miss Dyer, Gemma & Helen

 

Story Time

Share stories together, encouraging your child to join in with repeated words and phrases. Ask them questions about what has happened in the story so far and what they think might happen next. Your child may enjoy retelling the story themselves once they are familiar with it, using the pictures to help them sequence story events.

 

Writing and Drawing

Draw pictures together and talking about what you have both included in your picture. Encourage your child to draw pictures of favourite story characters and story events. It can be a way of recording something you have done together.

Help your child to learn to write their name from memory.

  • Help your child learn to write the first letter of their name independently.
  • Help your child copy all the letter shapes in their name.
  • Can your child make their name using magnet letters or homemade letter cards.
  • Play ‘Look and write’ with your child. Model how to write your child’s name, look at the letters together then cover the name. How many letters can your child remember?
  • Challenge your child to write as much of their name from memory as they can.

 

Letters and Sounds

The Phonics Play website has some free games and activities you can play together. It also has information for parents that you may find helpful.

Try the pre-school activity ideas.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm

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Build a Den

Work together to build a den indoors using bed sheets or duvet covers. Take pillows and cushions into the den to make a cosy family space.

 

Hunt for Mini-beasts

Explore the garden looking for mini-beasts. Your child could take photos using a phone or tablet. Draw a picture of your favourite mini-beast.

 

Shape Hunt

Go for a 2D shape hunt around your house and in your garden. Can your child name the 2D shapes they can see? Can they recognise a circle, triangle, square, rectangle and hexagon?

 

Alphablocks

The red and orange stage programmes focus on letter sounds and names. They will include blending sounds to make words. Practising saying the sounds that are included in the programme. Look for objects at home that begin with the focus sound for each programme. There is a useful guide for parents.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

 

Numberblocks

There are number songs available on the CBeebies website and a helpful guide for parents.

Number songs      https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/number-songs-from-numberblocks

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/playlist-numberblocks-songs

Parent Guide        https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

 

BBC iPlayer has the Series One and Series Two programmes available. They can also be found on YouTube.

 

Series One introduces the numbers from 1-5.

Series Two introduces the numbers from 6-10.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks?page=1

 

Nursery Rhymes

Sing along with Mr Tumble and join in with the Makaton signs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/playlist-something-special-nursery-rhymes

 

CBeebies Bedtime Stories

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories

 

Nursery Rhymes on CBeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/nursery-rhymes-playlist?collection=radio-top-picks

 

CBeebies Radio Podcasts

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

 

Traditional Stories

We have been enjoying listening to traditional stories in nursery this term. You can find many of these on YouTube.

 

eBooks

Visit the Oxford Owl for Home website.

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

 

Action Songs

Move and Freeze   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=388Q44ReOWE

Robot Song          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpLULy-gjyc

There was a crocodile    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkanoEmIcHM

There are many similar action songs available on YouTube. We recommend you pre-watch YouTube clips to check suitability.

 

Free activities from Twinkl for Nursery children.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/eyfs-nursery-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-tp-2549365

 

Woodland Trust free activities

http://www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/categorymenu/?cat=activities

 

The Forestry Commission: Activities to do with the kids

https://www.forestryengland.uk/blog/10-ways-keep-the-kids-entertained-through-covid-19

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Haughmond Class

We are a Nursery class of 3 and 4 year olds, taught by Miss Dyer, Hayley Preston and Helen Welsby. 

Picture 1 Miss Dyer
Picture 2 Hayley Preston
Picture 3 Helen Welsby

We would like to welcome all our new children and their families to Haughmond class. We are looking forward to working with you.

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If you wish to apply for a place at nursery please complete the form here and return it to our main reception area.  Alternatively, call 01743282360 to ask for further details or to arrange a visit.

Spring Term 2020

Our whole school topic this term is ‘World Kitchen’. In Nursery our focus will be ‘Food Glorious Food’ and we will use stories as the starting point for short blocks of work. We will create a booklet of recipes and activities linked to our focus stories and we will send these home to each family at the end of the spring term.

 

We will also learn about seasonal changes and different cultural celebrations that take place during the Spring term.

 

We provide lots of opportunities for role play in nursery, with a Home Corner in the classroom and a number of role play boxes, e.g. doctors, hairdressers, vets, shopping. Outside we have a den/construction resources, a mud kitchen and a pirate ship.

 

Literacy

Our focus stories this term are;

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • The Little Red Hen
  • The Runaway Pancake

 

We will use non-fiction books to learn about Winter, Chinese New Year, Spring and Easter.

We will be learning nursery rhymes with a food theme ready for our Rhyme Time concert for parents.

         

Visit the library to borrow some of the books we will read in Nursery. Can you find any information books about food, Winter, Chinese New Year, Spring or Easter?

 

Over the school year we aim for children to become very familiar with between 6 - 10 stories We will read them frequently and encourage the children to join in.

 

Maths

In Mathematics we will be learning to;

  • recite numbers in order
  • count small sets of objects
  • begin to recognise numerals
  • use number rhymes to recognise adding one more or taking one away
  • understand and use positional language
  • matching, naming and talking about 2D shapes
  • use the language of measurement, e.g. long, short

 

Celebrating Success

We would like to celebrate your child’s achievements at home and for you to share your proud moments with us.

Please collect a yellow star and write on it what your child has achieved, and the date. We welcome photographs or certificates to display in the cloakroom area, alongside the achievement stars.

 

Key dates for Spring Term 2020

08.01.20   New Year lunch

24.01.20   Chinese New Year lunch

13.02.20   Parent’s Evening

14.02.20   Non-uniform day

17.02.20   Half term

27.02.20   Rhyme Time Concert (2pm)

05.03.20   World Book Day

02.04.20   Easter lunch

03.04.20   Non-uniform day

 

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