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Welcome to Nursery

 

Here you will find out about all of the fun learning that takes place in Nursery. 

Phonics -Daily lessons from Monday 27th April on You Tube

We are pleased to let you know that your child can receive a daily phonics lesson whilst schools are closed. Phonics is the way we teach children to recognise the sounds in words. It helps your child to learn to read and is an essential part of your child’s education. During the summer term, you will be able to access for your child a daily phonics lesson by clicking on Letters and Sounds for home and school. All lessons are introduced by celebrities, including children’s TV presenters, which adds an exciting addition to the lessons. The 11am 'Learning to blend' is the most appropriate for the Nursery age children especially the children who are due to start in Reception in September. Remember to keep watching Alphablocks too. Your child might also enjoy listening to the 'Jolly Phonics' songs on You tube. Each letter has a song and an action to learn.

Lesson schedule (list of sounds taught on which day)

Tapestry - This week there are lots of new home learning activities so please log on to your child's Tapestry account.

New this week (w/c Monday 18th May):

 

Fairy Town - See photographs of the secret place where the fairies live. Design and make a house and garden for a fairy. Write a message to the fairies and learn the 'air' trigraph.

Den building - Construct a den in your local woods using available resources.

1.2.3.4.5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive - Learn a new number rhyme and try using makaton to sign.

Growing a plant - Watch the growth of a plant speeded up.

Teach Your Monste to Read -Log on and play the new games available.

Two Hungry Pig - Learn about sharing equally and the fraction 'half' not half.

Bee maths - Roll a dice and draw a matching number of stripes on some bees. Add up the stripes and find out how many altogether?

We're Going on a Colour Hunt - Explore colour mixing. What happens when you mix yellow and blue? How do you make purple? 

 

 

 

 

*Please keep sending us observations, photographs and video clips of your child learning at home and we will do our best to comment and add them to your child's journal as soon as possible. Thank you

 

Development matters (our assessment tool)

What to expect when document (guidance on your child's development and learning)

Meet Our Teachers!

Nursery Class Teacher and  Foundation Stage Leader & Badger Group Leader

                                   

                            

 

We are very lucky in Nursery to have three teaching assistants.     

               

Mrs Mckenna               Mrs Kennely            Miss Drummond

Fox Key Worker Group            Hedgehog Key Worker Group        Teaching Assistant

Please come and talk to use if you have any questions or queries or email EY@greenhill.leeds.sch.uk

Nursery Sessions

Morning Sessions: 8.30am until 11.30am

Afternoon Sessions: 12.10pm until 3.10pm

Rumble in the Jungle

 

Our topic for this half term is ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. We will have fun with jungle themed, stories. Great books help fire up the imagination, build empathy and improve vocabulary. Some of our key stories will be. ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell, ‘Walking Through the Jungle’ by Julie Lacome, ‘Little Monkey’ by Marta Altes, The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr and ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ written by Giles Andreae. We will learn about the jungle animals and explore pattern.

Maths – This half term we will focus our teaching and play based activities on counting. The children will learn key counting concepts and skills. We will focus on the following: saying number words in sequences; counting forwards and backwards from different start numbers; counting: tagging each object with one number word, carefully making sure we only say one number for each object; knowing that the last number counted gives the total so far, subitising: recognising small quantities without needing to count them all - playing dice games is a great way to learn this; numeral meanings: matching a number of objects to the correct number symbol and knowing that the number does not change if objects are rearranged.

Reading – Oxford Owl is a fantastic parent friendly website which gives lots of advice and resources linked to reading and phonics. The website address is: oxfordowl.co.uk. Top tips for getting your child ready for reading are: talking together about books, words and pictures, encourage them to join in with the bits that are repeated in stories, read favourite stories over and over, retell stories, read everywhere you go and sing songs and nursery rhymes together.

Rumble in the Jungle Spring 2 Newsletter

Fairy Tales

This term we will continue to learn about traditional tales. Our key books will be ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. The children will learn to retell these stories, talk about the main events and learn how stories are structured and will be encouraged to join in with repeated refrains and use story language supported by props. The children will dress up as story characters and act out the stories in our role play area.  Bedtime stories are a fantastic way to help your child develop a love of reading and help them with their language development so please keep reading and enjoying books.This term we will continue to learn about traditional tales. Our key books will be ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. The children will learn to retell these stories, talk about the main events and learn how stories are structured and will be encouraged to join in with repeated refrains and use story language supported by props. The children will dress up as story characters and act out the stories in our role play area.  Bedtime stories are a fantastic way to help your child develop a love of reading and help them with their language development so please keep reading and enjoying books.

Santa train trip to Middleton railway

Mr Wolf came to visit

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Once upon a time.......

 

This term we will be learning about traditional tales. Each week we will focus on a different fairy tale e.g. The Gingerbread Man, The 3 Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. The children will learn to retell these stories, talk about the main events and learn how stories are structured and will be encourage to join in with repeated refrains and use story language supported by props. The children will dress up as story characters and act out the stories in our role play area.  Bedtime stories are a fantastic way to help your child develop a love of reading and help them with their language development.

Once Upon a time Newsletter

                     Important Dates 

 

Bedtime Story Event Thursday 14th November 4.30pm.

Training Days (whole school) Friday 15th November and Monday 18th November 

Early Years Training Day (Nursery and Reception only) Tuesday 19th November 

Santa Train Trip (Middleton Railway)  Wednesday 4th December 

Christmas Fair Thursday 5th December 

Nursery Christmas Performance Wednesday 18th December 

 

Reminder: Nursery will close for the Summer holidays on Friday 12th July 2020!

Wow Coins! Please send these in with your child's achievements written on for us to celebrate in Nursery. If you need some please ask a member of staff in Nursery or download them for yourself by pressing the link below!

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Children's learning journeys

Please make sure that you signup to Tapestry so that you can view your child's learning journey. An email will be sent to you from Tapestry to link your email address to your child's profile. We will send out your child's learning journey at the end of September. 

 We welcome any comments, photographs or observations of your child at home. Please send an email directly to Tapestry once you have linked your email to your child's account. 

If you have and questions or would like any help with this please speak to a member of staff.

 Many thanks,

The Early Years Team smiley

 

 

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