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William Shrewsbury
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  • Summer Term - Summer Fun!

    Published 16/06/22

    This half term we are thinking about Summer Fun!

    In Nursery we will be:

    -Singing and listening to our favourite songs and learning some new ones.

    -Learning new words eg. ocean, transport, journey, anemone.

    -Sharing fiction and non-fiction books to include learning about keeping safe in the sun and going on holiday.

    -Using various techniques and materials to create pictures and models eg. recycled model making, sticking, joining, printing with paint, collage and mark making.

    -Playing small group turn taking games.

    -Thinking about our feelings and emotions, helping us to feel 'Green' so that we are calm, happy and ready to listen, learn and share with our friends.  (Zones of Regulation) 

    Letters and Sounds Phase One Phonics

    Each week we are thinking about a different aspect and enjoying a small group activity:

    Aspect 1 - Environmental Sounds

    Aspect 2 - Instrumental Sounds

    Aspect 3 - Body Percussion

    Aspect 4 - Rhythm and Rhyme 

    Aspect 5 - Alliteration

    Aspect 6 - Voice sounds

    Aspect 7 - Oral blending and segmenting

    We will also be learning a song of the week which focuses on one of the aspects. 

    Maths

    Each week we will be learning about different concepts and enjoying a small group activity:

    -Comparing objects and discussing their size and weight.

    -Learning to recognise numerals.

    -Learning to name 2D and 3D shapes and talk about their properties.

    -Finding 1 more and 1 less than a group of objects.

    -Using positional language such as: in front, behind, next to, under, on and in.

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  • Summer Term- Spring and Life Cycle Focus

    Published 28/04/22

    This half term we are thinking about Spring and Life Cycles.

    In Nursery we will be:

    -Singing and listening to our favourite songs and learning some new ones.

    -Learning new words eg. petal, stem, frog spawn, cocoon.

    -Sharing fiction and non-fiction books to include learning about parts of a plant and what they need to grow, the life cycles of the caterpillar and frog.

    -Using various techniques and materials to create pictures and models eg. potato printing, hand printing, observational painting, sticking, cutting, folding, joining and mark making.

    -Playing small group turn taking games.

    -Thinking about our feelings and emotions, helping us to feel 'Green' so that we are calm, happy and ready to listen, learn and share with our friends.  (Zones of Regulation) 

    Letters and Sounds Phase One Phonics

    Each week we are thinking about a different aspect and enjoying a small group activity:

    Aspect 1 - Environmental Sounds

    Aspect 2 - Instrumental Sounds

    Aspect 3 - Body Percussion

    Aspect 4 - Rhythm and Rhyme 

    Aspect 5 - Alliteration

    Aspect 6 - Voice sounds

    Aspect 7 - Oral blending and segmenting

    We will also be learning a song of the week which focuses on one of the aspects. 

    Maths

    Each week we will be learning about different concepts and enjoying a small group activity:

    -Creating a repeating 2 colour pattern.

    -Learning to recognise the pattern of spots on a die.

    -Learning to name 3D shapes.

    -Ordering numerals 1,2,3,4 and 5.

    -Reciting numbers in order backwards.

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  • Spring Term-Nursery Rhyme Focus

    Published 10/02/22

    This half term we are thinking about Nursery Rhymes.

    In Nursery we will be:

    -Singing and listening for rhyming words in our favourite songs.

    -Learning new words eg. rhyme, stars, moon, nocturnal.

    -Sharing fiction and non-fiction books to include learning about nocturnal animals, spiders, eggs and Easter.

    -Using various techniques and materials to create pictures and models eg. printing, sticking, cutting, folding, joining, marble painting and mark making.

    -Playing small group turn taking games.

    -Thinking about our feelings and emotions, helping us to feel 'Green' so that we are calm, happy and ready to listen, learn and share with our friends.  (Zones of Regulation) 

    Letters and Sounds Phase One Phonics

    Each week we are thinking about a different aspect and enjoying a small group activity:

    Aspect 1 - Environmental Sounds

    Aspect 2 - Instrumental Sounds

    Aspect 3 - Body Percussion

    Aspect 4 - Rhythm and Rhyme 

    Aspect 5 - Alliteration

    Aspect 6 - Voice sounds

    Aspect 7 - Oral blending and segmenting

    We will also be learning a song of the week which focuses on one of the aspects. 

    Maths

    Each week we will be learning about different concepts and enjoying a small group activity:

    -Copying and continuing a pattern using 2 colours.

    -Comparing 2 groups of objects, recognising when they are the same or different.

    -Exploring 3D shapes using construction toys eg. wooden bricks.

    -Separating a group of up to 5 objects in different ways, knowing that the total is still the same.

    -Finding one more and one less than a number up to 5.

    -Exploring capacity by filling and emptying various containers.

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  • Spring Term-Winter Focus

    Published 27/01/22

    This half term we are thinking about Winter.

    In Nursery we will be:

    -Exploring cold colours eg, blue, grey, silver and white.

    -Learning new words eg, shiver, icy, chilly and frosty.

    -Sharing fiction and non-fiction Winter books.

    -Using various techniques and materials to create winter pictures. eg, printing, sticking, cutting and mark making.

    -Finding out about the weather, what we need to wear, animals that live in cold climates, animals that hibernate and activities to enjoy in the snow.

    -Playing small group turn taking games.

    -Thinking about our feelings and emotions, helping us to feel 'Green' so that we are calm, happy and ready to listen, learn and share with our friends.  (Zones of Regulation) 

    Letters and Sounds Phase One Phonics

    Each week we are thinking about a different aspect and enjoying a small group activity:

    Aspect 1 - Environmental Sounds

    Aspect 2 - Instrumental Sounds

    Aspect 3 - Body Percussion

    Aspect 4 - Rhythm and Rhyme 

    Aspect 5 - Alliteration

    Aspect 6 - Voice sounds

    Aspect 7 - Oral blending and segmenting

    We will also be learning a song of the week which focuses on one of the aspects. 

    Maths

    Each week we will be learning about different concepts and enjoying a small group activity:

    -Using and understanding positional language eg. in, on, under, in front, behind, next to, in the middle.

    -Sorting and naming 2D shapes ie. triangle, square, rectangle and circle.

    -Counting objects and recognising numerals 1,2,3,4 and 5.

    -Finding the odd one out of group of shapes. Discuss which are the same and which is different and why.

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  • Week beginning: 18.10.21

    Published 18/10/21

    This week we're thinking about the colour 'yellow'. Why not have look around your house to see how many yellow things you can find, for example a yellow car, a yellow brick or a yellow crayon. You could also have a look for yellow things outside when you go for a walk or play in the garden. 

    Physical Development:

    There are lots of different things we can do to practise our fine motor skills so that we develop more control in our hands and fingers. Why not try some of the ideas on these Activity Cards

    Remember to do some physical exercise everyday to keep your body fit and healthy! There are so many different ways you can do this - go for a walk, ride your bike or play football in the garden. You could also try Peppa Pig's copying game or do some yoga with Duggee on CBeebies. Have fun! 

    Maths:

    We enjoy our daily singing time at Nursery, including lots of number rhymes. Click here to join in with your favourites!

    Literacy:

    Don't forget to share lots of story books at home with a grown up or a big brother or sister. You could also watch a story video by clicking on the link below: 

    Dinosaurs Love Underpants

     

    Useful websites:

    Numberblocks

    Alphablocks

    Helping Young Children to Learn at Home Useful advice for parents/carers of children who have not yet started school. Click on the Hungry Little Minds link for more ideas.

     

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  • Week beginning: 12.07.21

    Published 08/07/21

    This week we are continuing to think about Summer.

    "I wonder how we can keep safe in the sun?"

    Craft Activity:

    We'll be adding more detail to the seaside pictures that we created last week using a variety of materials and techniques learnt throughout the year.

    Maths:

    We'll be playing a variety of Maths games practising our counting and number skills.  

    Phonics:

    Letters and Sounds Phase One:

    Aspect 4 - Rhythm and Rhyme:-

    Click here to learn all about 'rhythm and rhyme' with Maddison and Felix.

    Aspect 5 - Recap recognition of all letter sounds in the alphabet, and also sh, ch, th.

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  • Week beginning: 05.07.21

    Published 24/06/21
    This week we are continuing to think about Summer. "I wonder what we might find under the sea?" Craft Activity: We'll be making a seaside picture using a variety of materials and techniques learnt throughout the
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  • Week beginning: 28.06.21

    Published 24/06/21

    This week we are continuing to think about Summer.

    "I wonder how a rock pool is made?" "I wonder what we might find in a rock pool?"

    Craft Activity:

    We'll be making a 3D model of something you might find in a rock pool, for example a starfish, a crab, an anemone, seaweed, a fish, etc using various recycled items, such as boxes, tubes, bottles, yoghurt pots.

    Maths:

    Number:

    We will be counting objects in a rock pool and finding the numeral to match the quantity.

    We'll also be finding one more/two more and one less/two less than a given number of objects. We'll then try and work out the total number of objects in two groups. 

    Phonics:

    Letters and Sounds Phase One:

    Aspect 2 - Instrumental sounds:-

    Click here to learn all about 'instrumental & animal sounds' with Maddison and Felix.

    Aspect 5 - Recap recognition of sounds (s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, e, u, r, h, b, f, l).

    Aspect 5 - Recognising and writing 'th'.

    Finding things that begin with 'th'.

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  • Week beginning: 21.06.21

    Published 10/06/21

    This week we are continuing to think about Summer.

    Craft Activity:

    We'll be thinking about going on holiday and how we will get there. We'll be making a 3D model of a type of transport we might use to get to the seaside, for example a car, a train, a bus, etc using various recycled items, such as boxes, tubes, bottles, yoghurt pots.

    Maths:

    Shape:

    We will be exploring 3D shapes by playing 'Kim's game' and we'll try to identify the missing shape.

    We'll also put various 3D shapes in a bag, an adult will describe each one and we'll try to guess which shape it is.

    Phonics:

    Letters and Sounds Phase One:

    Aspect 1 - Environmental sounds:-

    Click here to learn all about 'environmental sounds' with Maddison and Felix.

    Aspect 5 - Recap recognition of sounds (s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, e, u, r, h, b, f, l).

    Aspect 5 - Recognising and writing 'ch'.

    Finding things that begin with 'ch'.

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  • Week beginning: 14.06.21

    Published 10/06/21

    This week we are celebrating the people in our family.

    Craft Activity:

    We are making our Dads a Father's Day card. We'll be cutting out a 'tie' shape, decorating with glitter and then sticking onto a card in the shape of a 'shirt'. We'll also have a go at writing our name inside.

    Maths:

    Number:

    We will be recognising numerals and completing a 'Colour by Number' Summer picture. 

    We'll also look at some pictures of Summer objects and try to say which one shows more and which one shows less.

    Phonics:

    Letters and Sounds Phase One:

    Aspect 7 - Oral blending & segmenting:-

    Click here to learn all about 'blending and segmenting' with Maddison and Felix.

    Aspect 5 - Recap recognition of sounds (s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, e, u, r, h, b, f, l).

    Aspect 5 - Recognising and writing 'sh'.

    Finding things that begin with 'sh'.

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  • Week beginning: 07.06.21

    Published 20/05/21

    This week we are starting to think about Summer.

    Craft Activity:

    We'll be thinking about colours that make us feel hot when we see them.  Red, orange, yellow make us think of the hot Summer weather. We'll then be making a collage using various hot coloured materials.

    Maths:

    Shape:

    We will be making repeating patterns using the Numicon shapes. First we'll try with 2 different shapes, then we'll try with 3. 

    We'll also try to spot a mistake in a pattern and see if we can correct it.

    Phonics:

    Letters and Sounds Phase One:

    Aspect 6 - Voice Sounds:-

    Click here to learn all about 'voice sounds' with Maddison and Felix.

    Aspect 5 - Recap recognition of sounds (s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, e, u, r, h, b, f, l).

    Aspect 5 - Recognising and writing 'qu'.

    Finding things that begin with 'qu'.

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  • Week beginning: 24.05.21

    Published 20/05/21

    This week we are continuing to think about Spring.

    Craft Activity:

    We'll be making a kite by firstly cutting out a diamond shape. We'll then paint a repeating pattern on it and attach a ribbon to the bottom.

    Maths:

    Number:

    We will be pegging items of clothing on a washing line and counting how many there are. We'll then try to work out how many items are on the line if we have one more or one less. 

    We'll also try to work out which numbers are missing from a sequence of numbers from 1 to 10.

    Phonics:

    Letters and Sounds Phase One:

    Aspect 5 - Alliteration:-

    Click here to learn all about alliteration with Maddison and Felix.

    Aspect 5 - Alliteration:-

    Recap recognition of sounds (s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, e, u, r, h, b, f, l).

    Aspect 5 - Alliteration:-

    Recognising and writing the letter 'z'.

    Finding things that begin with the letter sound 'z'.

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