Snow Leopards

Good Afternoon Snow Leopards,

We hope you all had a fantastic summer. The children have settled in well and have all had a busy first week back.

Here is some information about our Autumn term:

Class Dojo
If you haven’t already, please make sure you sign up to our Class Dojo. This will be the easiest way for us to communicate. Let me know if you have any problems and I will do my best to help.

Routine and Topic
I have attached a copy of our routine below.
daily routine1
We link our topic with Reception Class, so this term we will be focusing on ‘People who help us’
We have lots of fun activities planned and we cannot wait to share our pictures and creations with you all. We may need your help with a few of these activities so please keep your eye on Dojo for updates. An overview of the week ahead will also be added to Dojo so you can see what your child will be getting up too.

Celebration Assembly
Every Friday morning we will be joining the rest of the school in the hall for Celebration Assembly. We will be giving out stickers and certificates for our ‘Star of the Week’ and the child with ‘the most Dojo’s’

Extra Activities
We will be continuing with Music, PE and Exploring Outdoors this term.
Music with Fran – Tuesday 11am
PE with TWWG – Friday 9:30am
Exploring Outdoors with Jodie – Wednesday 11am

Please ensure your child is wearing suitable clothing and footwear on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Reminders
Could you please ensure your child comes to nursery with:
1. Spare clothes – We do often get messy!
2. Nappies, wipes and cream
3. A water bottle
4. Suitable outdoor clothing – We do try and go outdoors in most weather conditions!

Jodie and Fran

Outstanding Nursery Payments

Please can we ask that all outstanding payments for Nursery children be made to school by the end of the school day on Friday 19th March.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the outstanding figure please do not hesitate to get in touch with school on 01939 290834

Many Thanks

Mrs Smith

Snow Leopards – World Book Day

World Book Day

Snow Leopards.

To celebrate World Book Day this year I thought we would focus on the story

‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ By Judith Kerr

If you do not have this book you can find an interactive copy on YouTube. Encourage your child to listen carefully to the story, talk about the story once it has finished to see if your child can recall what happened.

Please, continue to read this story throughout the week and join us with some fun Tiger themed activities!
http://worldbookday.com – Has lots of stories and resources for you to use.
This is where some of our activities have come from.

~ Draw a picture of your own Tiger tea party on this bordered paper. (link below)
Tiger Tea page border

~ Use the word mat to notice familiar pictures/words from the book. See if your child can retell the stories using the word mat to prompt them. (link below)
Tiger Tea Word Mat

~ If the Tiger ate everything out of your house, what would you buy? (link below)
Draw your food on the shopping list
Shopping List

~ Have your very own tea party – invite some of your soft toys along
Take photos for us to see!

~ What was your favourite part of the story?
Parents if you could write down their favourite part and send it across via Dojo

~ Lastly, ‘If a teacher came for tea’ – if myself or Fran came for tea what would you feed us! Draw our feast on the plates (link below)
If a Teacher came for Tea

We hope you will join us and enjoy the story ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’. Let us see what you have been up to on Dojo, we look forward to seeing it.

Jodie

 

 

 

 

Snow Leopards

Good Morning Snow Leopards.
We are very excited to be hopefully seeing you all again very soon!

 

This week’s agenda for nursery:
We have been kindly donated a Puppet Show. We will be designing and making our own puppets using socks, googly eyes, craft pieces, templates (links below) and paint.
Once made and dried the children will create stories and perform at the Puppet Show!

Maybe you could join in at home! We would love to see your creations.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-2566713-design-a-pair-of-odd-socks-activity-sheet

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/au-t2-d-119-design-and-create-a-hand-puppet-craft-instructions

Find a space around your house – over the arm of the chair, the table, the worktop or if you are feeling creative you could make your own theatre out of a cupboard box! Anywhere you could hide behind to perform your puppet show will be perfect.
Please feel free to record your show and upload them onto Dojo. We would love to see what you have come up with!

We watched a short clip on puppet shows on the whiteboard to give the children an idea of what a puppet show really is. I have added the links below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfZLN30PkgE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b060kyxy/hey-duggee-series-1-41-the-puppet-show-badge

On the topic of socks we have linked this to maths – matching the odd socks, counting the socks and attempting simple number problems.
– Can you match up the socks?
– Can you count the pairs?
– Can you count them individually?
– Are there any odd socks?
– Can you hang them on a washing line? (fine motor skills)
– Can you work out simple number problems?

Story time: Simon Sock
(The story can be found on YouTube)

I am always available on Dojo if you have any queries or questions
Take care

Jodie Phillips

Snow Leopards

Hello Snow Leopards.
Hope you are all well and keeping busy!

I have, again gathered together some resources/activities that may keep you busy during these unusual times.

The Wright Way Group have started exercise sessions that will encourage our little Snow Leopards to get up and active! This clip is one of our nursery favourites…The Gruffalo!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv2hqr5nHIE&feature=youtu.be
Be sure to check out their YouTube page for more fun active stories sessions!

Name Recognition Activity Mat
This worksheet is for you to edit to help your children form the letters in their name. Laminating this sheet is a good option as then it is reusable.

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t-tp-2660192-pizza-playdough-mats
This homemade playdough recipe is perfect to keep the children entertained! The link below the recipe are activity mats – again these would work well laminated.

Winter Maths Challenge Cards

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37
These are very popular games in nursery, brilliant for counting and number recognition.

Also remember our set 1 sounds for phonics and the short e-Book stories. All the information and guidance can be found using the link below
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/help-child-learn-age-3-4/

If you have any questions or need any more ideas, activities or stationary please do not hesitate to ask and I will do my best to assist you.

Lastly, remember to send us photos and updates on Dojo, we loved to see them!

Take care,
Jodie

Snow Leopards

Good morning Snow Leopards. I hope you are well.

This week we have lots of exciting things planned. I hope you will join us at home.

Cooking ~ We will be making cupcakes (appropriate COVID guidance,1 household per bake) We are making a Victoria Sponge. Talking to the children about measuring and quantities. They will help to pour, mix and scoop the ingredients into their cupcake case.
We will be setting a timer for the children to keep an eye on, allowing them to become more aware of lengths of time.

Planting ~ Our spider plants in nursery have sprouted little plants so we have placed each in their own pot. We will be watching a short clip about the growth of plants.
We are encouraging each child to tend to their own plant, ensuring it is getting plenty of sunshine and water.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06yml8y/something-special-were-all-friends-series-10-6-growing
The children can also learn some Makaton signs relating to gardening.

Dingle Dangle Scarecrow ~ A short, enjoyable song for the children to join in and dance too!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXxa2SVlQyE

PE ~ We will be taking part in a short session. We will start by warming up our bodies (Sticky Kids on youtube), then play ‘Walk the Plank’ – Apply masking tape to the floor in a long straight line or draw a line using chalk outside. Encourage the children to walk carefully along the line ensuring they don’t wobble off!
You can make the activity more challenging by balancing a beanbag or cushion on their head. If this is still too easy experiment with different ways of moving; hopping, skipping, sidesteps or walking backwards – but remember… don’t fall off!

Remember to continue short phonics activities with your child.
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/#set1
Only practice set 1 sounds, there are videos to help you and lots of resources for your children to enjoy.

I hope you enjoy these activities. Please take photos and add them to Dojo for us to see all of your hard work!

Stay safe
Jodie Phillips

Threadworm (Pinworms)

We have been made aware of a case of threadworm in Nursery.

Whilst there is no exclusion period for this infection, it does require treatment.

Please find attached the NHS guidance on this condition and please ensure you check your child accordingly.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/threadworms/

 

Virtual Nursery and Reception Open Afternoon

Dear Parents/Carers

We are holding our annual open afternoon virtually this year on Friday 27th November 2020.

This virtual event will give us the opportunity to introduce the fantastic facilities we have in the Nursery and Reception classes to any new families looking for a place for their child.

If you would like to make an appointment or know of anyone who may be interested in finding out about the Nursery and Reception facilities please give school a ring on 01939 290834.

Miss Phillips & Mrs Smith

Snow Leopards Reminder

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please you can ensure that your child comes to nursery with a small bag, this must include everything that your child may need during the day: spare clothes, nappies, wipes and suitable clothing for outdoor play.

If you have any questions regarding this please do not hesitate to give me a ring on 01939 290268

Thank you
Jodie Phillips