Welcome to Nursery!
In Nursery, we love to learn through exploring our environment and sharing what we know. We have lots of exciting learning spaces which are developed from our children’s interests and needs. If you visited our Nursery you would see children who are purposeful, calm, confident and independent. You would see adults moving to where the children are engaged and interacting with them as they play.
Your school journey starts here, working together as partners. We will guide you through an amazing year, preparing you to make the enormous step into full time education. Your Nursery year will include an amazing curriculum bursting with rich learning opportunities, educational visits, winter productions and ‘Learn Together’ sessions, where you can come into school with your child to share their learning experiences.
Week beginning 23rd November 2020
This week we have been enjoying the story We're Going On A Leaf Hunt. We have had lots of fun hunting for leaves outdoors. We also created Autumn pictures by doing leaf prints and cutting out leaves.
Home Learning - November 2020
Whilst our children are learning at home, each day there will be a slide with tasks for them to complete.
This is to support your child's learning development with as little disruption as possible. All tasks are linked to our current curriculum. If you have any concerns or queries please get in touch via email email@example.com.
Thursday 19th November 2020 - Overview of today's tasks.
Click on links for today's learning tasks.
Story - I'm Not Sleepy
Wednesday 18th November 2020 - Overview of today's tasks.
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Story - I AM BAT
Tuesday 17th November 2020 - Overview of today's tasks.
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Story - The Busy Little Squirrel
Monday 16th November 2020 - Overview of tasks for today.
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Story - Don't Hog the Hedge! Part 1
Part 2 Don't Hog the Hedge!
Friday 13th November - Overview of tasks for today.
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Story - Bedtime, Little Bear
Thursday 12th November - Overview of tasks for today.
Thursday 12th November - Click on the links below to access the learning tasks for today.
Story - Dipal's Diwali
Wednesday 11th November - Our learning tasks for today.
All About Remembrance Day
Tuesday 10th November - Our Learning tasks for today.
Story - Leaf Man
Overview of tasks for today.
Audio and links to slides
Story - Little Acorns
Home Learning Tasks will sent home on a Thursday. Please return Home Learning books on a Monday so that new work can be given.
Library Books - Each week your child will have two books to take home. A picture book and a story book. Both books are to help your child develop an interest in books, and increase their understanding and vocabulary. Children will keep these books at home for a week and return them on a Friday when they can choose new books.
Water Bottles - Children are required to bring a water bottle each day. Your child will have access to their bottle during the session in order to keep hydrated. Please label the bottle clearly with your child's name.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD'S CLOTHING IS CLEARLY LABELLED TO AVOID LOSS OR CONFUSION.
A warm welcome back to our previous afternoon children who will now be attending Nursery during the morning session. We have missed you all! We also welcome our new children starting Nursery and look forward to an exciting time together.
Capturing the Learning in Nursery
Week beginning 19th October 2020
This week we have been celebrating harvest. We have been singing and dancing to harvest songs. We have also been exploring fruit and vegetables. We have drawn some super pictures of the fruit and vegetables that we looked at.
We had lots of fun making a scarecrow. We made a nurse scarecrow! Thank you nurses for helping us!
One School, One Book The Tin Forest
Throughout school we have been exploring The Tin Forest story. In Nursery we have been exploring forests and their habitat. Using our creative skills we have created a forest picture.
Week beginning 14th September
This week we introduced our Reading Spine book Where's Spot? We have really enjoyed this story. We have had lots of fun pretending to be the animals and making animal pictures.
Week beginning 21st September
This week we have been enjoying our Reading Spine story Where's Spot. We have been looking at the different animals in the story and thought about where they would like to live. We have been choosing our favourite animal in the story.
Week beginning 28th September
This week we have had fun getting to know our new friends. We have played lots of games together. We gave also been telling each other about the things we like to do.
' I like playing on my new scooter'. 'I had it for my birthday'
Week beginning 5th October
This week we have been thinking about what we look like. We looked into a mirror and thought about what we could see. We have painted a portrait of our ourselves.
Week beginning 12th October
This week we have enjoyed the story Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr / Eric Carle.
We have been thinking about our useful ears and explored different sounds. We went on a listening walk outdoors and heard lots of different things. We heard the birds singing, the wind blowing the trees, children playing, and cars. We created our own sounds in the outdoor area and found we could make lots of different sounds.
For children who are self-isolating and have only mild symptoms that do not prevent them from completing work, please see attached some activities that may be completed at home.
Friday 18th September 2020
Home Learning Friday 11th September
Home Learning Friday 4th September
Each day on our class page there will be suggested tasks for your child to complete at home. Children may also like to lead their own learning by following their own personal interests. For example animals, mini-beasts, transport etc.
Work can be recorded in their journals along with any photographs you may wish to take. You can also email any pictures or photographs you wish us to see and we will respond to you individually.
Email address Nurseryam@mestycroft.sandwell.sch.uk
We look forward to your emails!
Remember to stay safe and continue to wash your hands whilst singing Happy Birthday twice / or sing your favourite rhyme.
Useful website: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk Please use the login you have been given. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR LOG IN PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org TO REQUEST THIS.
Youtube: CBeebies early years activities
CBeebies Mr Tumble Nursery Rhymes
We use this programme each day to support our learning of Makaton signs. Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help with communication. Check it out the children really enjoy taking part.
Twinkl - you can currently access Twinkl for free www.twinkl.co.uk/offer enter Offer Code UKTWINKLHELPS
This is a popular site for teachers and parents where you can download lots of resources
Phonics Play - This is a site packed with interactive phonic games. Phonics Play is free to use during this period. You can log on using the following details.
Username: march20 Password: home
Story - to help children understand Coronavirus
Ideas for the Summer
For those who requested tasks for the Summer, please take a look at the links below. Have fun!
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Bug Hunt, I Spy Checklist
Phonics Play - new.phonicsplay.co.uk Username: march 20 Password: home
Super Smoothie game
Happy Easter Everyone!
Can you complete the EYFS Easter Challenge?
Tasks for you to complete if you wish. You could try to complete a task a day (in any order you want). Send in your evidence at the end of the Easter holidays for us to look at.
A big THANK YOU for all you super photographs and emails we have received. You have certainly made us smile each day.
TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE
Week 2 Home Learning
World Book Day
This week we celebrated World Book Day by bringing our favourite book into school. During the week our stories were read to the class and we enjoyed sharing our books with each other. Mrs Bray our headteacher came and read The Pig in the Pond to us. It was very funny!
This week we have enjoyed celebrating Pancake Day. We had lots of fun taking part in a pancake race and even managed to flip a pancake! Our pancakes tasted delicious!
Spring 1 Welcome to our new children.
This half term we are enjoying traditional stories.
This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year. We have been dancing to Chinese music, making dragon masks and lanterns. We did some Chinese writing and even ate some Chinese food! Yum! Yum!
We have had lots of fun searching for Goldilocks outdoors.
This week we have enjoyed listening to Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have been creating our own bears and drawing our favourite part of the story.
Our learning theme this half term is Autumn Time. Using our senses, we will observe and explore signs of Autumn.
This week we have been learning how to make paper chains. We made a snowman to put on our school Christmas tree. It looks beautiful!
This week we having been learning about animals getting ready for Winter. Our story was Squirrels Autumn Search. Outside we have been helping our animals make a new home for the Winter.
We have been busy creating our own squirrels and hedgehogs.
We have had a very busy week. On Monday we took part in Remembrance Day. We made our own poppy flowers.
On Monday we had a visitor from the library. Our visitor read us some exciting stories and she gave us a special book to enjoy at home.
We also had a dental nurse visit us on Tuesday. We learnt about the importance of brushing our teeth every morning and every evening. We dressed up and cleaned some teeth! We had a lot of fun.
We have been thinking about bonfire and firework safety. We had fun creating our own firework pictures.
Magic Moments: Please remember to send your child's 'Magic Moment' slips so that we can celebrate their achievements together.