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Nursery

Welcome to Nursery 2020-2021

Achieving Excellence Together

 

 

Meet the Nursery Teachers 2020-2021

Mrs Barlow - Teacher (Wednesday-Friday)
Mrs Smith - Teacher (Monday-Wednesday)

Meet the Teaching Assistants 2020-2021

Mrs Rooke - Teaching Assistant (Monday-Friday)
Miss Rodgers - Teaching Assistant (Monday-Friday)
Mrs Lander - Teaching Assistant & Forest school (Wednesday-Friday)

Activities to support recognising and writing letters from your name

Maths activities

Week Beginning 20.07.2020 Theme: Looking Ahead

We did it again! Sun safe nursery award.

I Can Sing A Rainbow - Rainbow Song

5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer

Five Little Ducks

Five Little Speckled Frogs

Five Currant Buns

Week Beginning 06.07.2020 Theme: Music to my ears

Peppa Pig - Sports Day

Wake and Shake - Bare Necessities

Brum Song (from the early 2000's)

Week Beginning 22.06.2020 Theme: Brum through the years - Can you think of all the places you can visit in Brum and complete activities linked to there? Here are some ideas for you...

Peppa Pig - Dinosaur Salad

Grandpa Pig picks some vegetables from the garden and Granny Pig makes them into a dinosaur shape

Shane the Chef - Lets get Cooking!

Week Beginning 15.06.2020 Theme: Food Glorious Food

Lots of ideas for our new theme this week-Food Glorious Food

All The Girls Around The World 🎡Thomas & Friends Sing-a-long

Seven Continents Song

The World's Family

Week Beginning 8.06.2020 Theme: Around the World

Miss Laura plays and sings the Wibble Wobble Song

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The Little Mermaid - Under the Sea

Week Beginning 1.06.2020 Theme: Under the Sea

Homemade Slime - 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1 3/4 cups of water and 4 cups of corn flour

Number Recognition Bingo - Ask someone to call the numbers out for you and colour them in when you find it!

Name Writing - Are you practising writing your name ready for Reception?

DIY Marble Run

Save the dinosaurs from the ice cubes - freeze your dinosaurs over night and enjoy trying to get them out!

We’re Going on a Sound Hunt

Flower letters

Hand moulds - To make these you need 1cup flour, 1cup salt and 1/2cup water

Have a go at completing a car colour survey

Nature Names - Can you use natural resources to make your name?

Wriggle, wriggle little caterpillars πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›

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Look how much they have grown!

The tomato plants are growing big now! Updated 21.5.2020

The Slip, Slop, Slap song for sun safety.

Sun safe information

George The Sun Safe Superstar! Read the story all about George and find out how to become a Sun safe superstar too 🌞

These Caterpillars are growing fast! I hope you enjoy watching them grow. I think it's exciting what do you think? πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ› 19.5.2020

Tiny little Caterpillars πŸ› They are starting to grow 16.5.2020

My tomato seeds are growing! Have you tried it at home yet? Are your seeds growing too? Why not share them on Twitter so that your teachers can see them.

Miss Laura

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My Dog is a Good Dog

Graph Sorting - Fun maths activity for you to try at home πŸ”’

Solihull sports are doing a virtual sports competition.

 

It is a great chance for all children to represent the school and to get active. Also, the school could win some prizes and beat other schools.

Gross Motor Number Recognition Game: Can you throw the balls at the numbers and tell a grownup what number it is?

Estimation Jars: Can you estimate how many buttons, Haribo and Lego are in each jar?

Ice cube painting

Add water and food colouring to an ice cube tray
Put some foil on top and put in the freezer
Happy painting

Dandelion clocks.

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This is something Mrs Lander and Mrs Rooke love to do at Forest school 😊 See if you can find a dandelion clock when you go out for your walk or in your garden and share it with us on Twitter or Tapestry. Watch the seeds fly away!

Let Mrs Lander know on Twitter if you spot any of these beauties when you go out for your daily exercise. πŸ›πŸ¦‹

Mark making in sand

Sensory play ideas

VE Day - Why don't you make a model air raid shelter, a tank or make and colour a paper aeroplane. Please add them to our Twitter page so we can see them or put them on Tapestry.

Can you colour in a flag?
Can you colour in a picture?

Play your instrument

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Miss Laura says you will need a shaker. We have played and sung this one in nursery before.

Rainbow Rock painting

Egg box colour nature hunt

Fun Maths activity ideas

1, 2, 3 Pancake Recipe

Growing tomatoes. I heard that you can grow tomatoes like this, put your tomatoes in the soil and then cover them up, water them and hopefully watch them grow. I will let you know when mine start growing 🀞🌱 Why not try this at home! Mrs. Lander

Fordbridge Anthem

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Recipe for play dough, this is how Mrs Rooke makes it in nursery

 

1 cup of plain flour

1 cup of salt

1 cup of water

2 tablespoons of cooking oil

1 teaspoon of cream of tartar/small sachet

Few drops of food colouring

 

Mix all the ingredients together and place in a microwave for 2 minutes, mix again and microwave again for 2 minutes.

 

It should be done now but might need another 10 or 20 seconds in the microwave.  It will be very hot so make sure to cool it down, the children love feeling the warm playdough.  Enjoy!

 

This makes quite a bit of playdough but it keeps quite well because of the salt which acts as a preservative.  Wrap in clingfilm when not in use to prevent it from drying out.

 

 

 

 

Cooking with kids: Easiest ever bread recipe

 

 

Make the most of time at home and bake your own bread with this super simple recipe, which is perfect for cooking with kids. With 5 simple store cupboard ingredients, you can create delicious fresh loaves when you need them, without leaving the house.

  • 5-10 minutes
  • 500g bread flour (granary, strong wholewheat or white), 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast, 1 tsp salt, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp clear honey, a loaf tin

Method:

Remind your child to always wash their hands before you start cooking. 

  1. Tip the flour, yeast and salt into a large bowl. Now, your child can mix it all together with their clean fingers.
  2. Help them to fill a jug with 300ml warm water and add the oil and honey. Then they can pour it into the dry ingredients to stir it to make a soft dough.
  3. Sprinkle a little flour onto a surface. Tip out the dough and knead for 5 minutes, until the dough no longer feels sticky. You can sprinkle on a little more flour if you need to.
  4. Oil the loaf tin and put the dough in the tin, pressing it in evenly. Put in a large plastic food bag and leave to rise for 1 hr. Alternatively, place the loaf tin inside a large bowl and pop a tea towel over the top.
  5. Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
  6. Make several slashes across the top of the loaf with a sharp knife (keep little hands out of the way for this bit!), then bake for 30-35 mins until the loaf is risen and golden. Tip it out onto a cooling rack and tap the base of the bread to check it is cooked. It should sound hollow.

Baking is science!
This recipe is particularly good because children can touch the ingredients and feel them
changing at every stage of the recipe.

A huge hello from Mrs Reilly and the Nursery team! πŸ™‚

Skittles - You could make your own skittles using bottles or cardboard tubes (toilet rolls). Decorate them and put numbers on them. Can you recognise the numbers that you knock down and see if you can write the numbers down. Can you add the numbers together?

Sleeping Bunnies

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Easter song number 3 from Miss Laura

Little Peter Rabbit

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Miss Laura with her second Easter song

Chick chick chick chick chcken

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An Easter song from Miss Laura

Zip a dee doo dah - Another song from Miss Laura

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Child friendly messages

Phase 1 Easter Competition

Look at the picture clues and try to find out which book they refer to

Miss Laura sings and signs "3 Little Birds"

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Indoor scavenger hunt

Easter craft ideas

Miss Laura sings Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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Miss Laura sings Incy Wincy Spider

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Miss Laura sings Hello

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 'Please supervise your child whilst on the internet to keep them safe at all times'

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

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

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

http://www.ictgames.com/

https://mathszone.co.uk/

 

World Book Day - Nursery went to the year 5 classes today where the older children read a book to them

Forest School

Natural materials
Tommy Thumb
Peter Pointer
Toby Tall
Ruby Ring
Baby Small

We are reading the book Each Peach Pear Plum.

We learnt about Mr Wolf's Pancakes. We made pancake batter and watched Mrs Smith fry and toss pancakes. The pancakes tasted yummy.

we have been learning about Kipper's Birthday

Kipper got stuck up the tree

We are celebrating Chinese New Year

Chinese banquet

We have been reading One Snowy Night featuring Percy the Park Keeper

Donkey visit

It's Christmas!

Forest school - using the storm kettle.

Using a storm kettle at Forest school.

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Remembrance Day Poppies
Emotions

Children in Need

Fireman Sam came to visit today

Mud kitchen

Firefighter
And she copied the word mom

Our homework wall

Celebrating bonfire night at Forest School with our family

Bonfire Night Display

Vegetable exploration

We went on our first visit to Forest School

Working together

We learnt about Maisy and Spot

The children painted pictures of their homes and made pictures using shapes

Paper plate bears

Settling In

Reading Area
Digging
Construction
Sand
Sand

Self Portraits

 

Key Dates

 

 

 

In order to keep head lice at bay please check your​ child nearly every day 

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   Phonics       

In Nursery we teach the children about listening skills, rhyming and will begin to show children how to form letters and make marks.

To help you at home why not click on the links below to access some free RWI resources and phase one phonics games.

Please feel free to use the resources made available on our Reception class page below there are resources Thank you

   

                           
 

Would you like to find out more about

Read Write Inc?

Well here’s your chance …

click on the image to view some sample lessons.

 

Please click the tab to explore

 

Fantastic free phonics games for 

your budding reader to play at home.

 

Please click the frog tab to access.

 

 

 

     

The CBeebies ALPHABLOCKS has a great

where your children can play games

and enjoy short videos.

 

Please click on the tab

 

Here is a free website to help you support

your child with reading and to foster a love

for reading. Here you will find over

100 FREE ebooks to enjoy with your child.

A great way to keep them reading over the holidays.

 

Click on the tab to explore

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our Nursery website regularly to see what we are learning about

 

Sun Safe Nursery!

Sun safe update.

Shaded areas in Nursery garden
Shaded areas in Nursery garden
Shaded areas in Nursery garden
Shaded areas in Nursery garden
Shaded areas in Nursery garden

Sun Safe Superstars! How to stay safe in the Sun.

Sun safety information for parents.

Ten town

 

In school as part of our PSHE scheme we will be discussing the importance of the PANTS rule with all children

please click on the image below to access the PANTS rule website and child friendly Pantosaurus video.

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