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Miss Potter

Hi I am Miss Potter, the nursery teacher,  I have worked with children for 10 years and been a teacher for six years working across Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. This is my second year teaching at St Michael's Catholic Primary School and I believe learning through play is fundamental for your child's development. I enjoy watching the children progress academically and holistically throughout Nursery. I believe that children flourish when they explore the outdoor environment and I am very lucky to be the lead of 'Forest school' this year.

 

Miss Langley

Hi I am Miss Langley, I am an apprentice in Nursery and have enjoyed engaging with the children throughout play. I encourage the children to be independent during snack time and I believe this is a great opportunity to develop children's speech and language skills. I am creative and you will often find me making playdough with the children adding different scents and objects. In the future I aspire to be an Early Years teacher.

 

 

 

Home School Learning

 

Hi Everybody I will be updating the website and twitter daily with different activities you can do whilst we are off school.

 

You have all been given an educational pack with different activities in. If you need any help or support please contact me via twitter @NurserySTM1

 

PE

Keep your families fit and healthy and join Joe Wicks live stream P.E. sessions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8o8wMgAT-Y 

 

Phonics

Learn the letter sounds using 'Jolly Phonics'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qpn2839Kro

 

Music

Use pots and pans to tap out tunes, nursery rhymes and syllables in your families names. Here is a link for Nursery rhymes. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-a-to-z-index/z4ddgwx 

 

Here are some useful links to support your child's learning at home:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O5o1k_5UKw  Number Jacks

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks  Alpha Blocks

 

www.youtube.com Type in 'Storybots' and click on the different links. The children can learn about

shapes, planets and dinosaurs. 

 

 

 

 

 

                   Oak National Academy 

Hi Nursery, 

I hope you and all your families are safe and well, we miss you so much. As we still can't attend school and be in our classroom we have changed our online learning. We will be using an online learning tool called 'Oak National Academy'. We would like you to access the fantastic resources they provide, a teacher will be delivering 3 lessons a day. 

 

To access, click on The National Academy website below, select Reception, and start on Week 1, Day 1. 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#

 

We are starting this a week later than the rest of the school as there is no Nursery section. However I have explored the Reception activities and me and Miss Turner discussed them and believe you are up to the challenge. 

 

These activities are for Nursery 2 children - children who are due to start Reception in September.

 

I will still be updating twitter daily with fun activities for both Nursery 1 and Nursery 2 children.

 

Make sure you are tweeting us @NurserySTM1 

It brightens my day looking at all of the fantastic work you are doing.

 

Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you all soon

Miss Potter :) 

 

                        Collective Worship

Collective Worship W/C 20th April

This week's Collective Worship gives an opportunity for you and your family to talk, reflect and pray together on the theme of 'Light in the Darkness'. This may take 10-15 minutes and can be led by an adult or a child. There are web links included for suggested music to use but, feel free to choose your own if you would prefer.Top Tip: create a calm and quiet space for this activity. God Bless and stay safe.

 

Collective Worship W/C 27th April

 

This week's Collective Worship gives an opportunity for you and your family to talk, reflect and pray together on the theme of 'Thank you for people who are helping us.'. 

Collective Worship W/C 4th May

This week's Collective Worship gives an opportunity for you and your family to talk, reflect and pray together on the theme of 'The World is One Big Family'. This may take 10-15mins and can be led by an adult or a child. There are weblinks included for suggested music to use but, feel free to choose your own if you would prefer, and a suggested activity for afterwards.  Top Tip: give each person a chance to pause and speak without interruption. God Bless and stay safe.

Collective Worship W/C 11th May

This week's Collective Worship gives an opportunity for you and your family to talk, reflect and pray together on the theme of 'The Way Forward'. This may take 10-15mins and can be led by an adult or a child. There are weblinks included for suggested music to use but, feel free to choose your own if you would prefer, and a suggested activity for afterwards.  Top Tip: give each person a chance to pause and speak without interruption. God Bless and stay safe.

Collective Worship W/C 18th May

This week's Collective Worship gives an opportunity for you and your family to talk, reflect and pray together on the theme of 'You'll Never Walk Alone'. This may take 10-15mins and can be led by an adult or a child. There are weblinks included for suggested music to use but, feel free to choose your own if you would prefer, and a suggested activity for afterwards.  Top Tip: give each person a chance to pause and speak without interruption. God Bless and stay safe.

                       Come and See

This work comes from the Come and See Religious Education programme which we teach to all children at St. Michaels.  The activities aim to keep Religious Education practical and fun.  Please only choose the activities you and your child wish to complete. There are lots of suggestions to help you choose.  You might want to take photographs and of the children's work to share with school.  

The Topic for 20th April - 15th May is Pentecost.  The first part of learning is called – EXPLORE. This shares your child’s everyday experiences and helps them to see how the Catholic faith is lived in their everyday lives. The second part, called – REVEAL shares bible stories that links to their everyday life. 

 

Here is a link to access on-line books from the Archdiocese of Liverpool which is a great tool in supporting sharing Catholic Faith with your children.

 

https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/childrens-books 

 

If you need any support please don't hesitate to contact me via twitter @NurserySTM1

Reconciliation

 

This work comes from the Come and See Religious Education programme which we teach to all children at St. Michaels.  The activities aim to keep Religious Education practical and fun.  Please only choose the activities you and your child wish to complete. There are lots of suggestions to help you choose.  You might want to take photographs and of the children's work to share with school.  

The Topic for 18th May  to 19th June is Reconciliation.  The first part of learning is called – EXPLORE. This shares your child’s everyday experiences and helps them to see how the Catholic faith is lived in their everyday lives. The second part, called – REVEAL shares bible stories that links to their everyday life. 

Here is a link from Archdiocese of Liverpool to online books to help share your Catholic Faith with your children.

 

  https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/childrens-books 

           W/C 20th April Home Learning Activities 

Monday 20th April

 

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a fantastic Easter. I miss you all so much and can't wait until we are back in school. I hope you are all safe and well. 

 

Your task today is to tweet us at @NurserySTM1 your favourite thing you did with your family over Easter.

 

It would be great to see videos, photographs and drawings of what you did to celebrate.

 

 

Tuesday 21st April

 

 

Today we are going on an inventor scavenger hunt. Are you ready for the challenge?

 

- Find something that you can turn.

-Find something that is bumpy.

-Find something that is metal.

- Find something you can put together.

- Find 3 things that are round.

- Find something that you twist.

-Find something shiny.

-Find something you can roll.

-Find 3 things that are squishy.

-Find something you can bounce.

 

I will be tweeting what I find on my Inventor scavenger hunt.

Can you tweet me what you find @NuserySTM1

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 22nd April

 

Today we are going on a Maths hunt.

Can you complete the challenge? Encourage your whole family to participate.

 

-Find 2 pencils add 1 more. How many do you have now? What colours are they.

- Find 5 blocks and take away 2. How many blocks do you have left now?

- Find 4 socks and 2 teddy bears. How many items have you got altogether?

-Find 8 small snacks such as crackers or raisins. Eat 4 of them. How many are left?

-Find 3 spoons, 4 books and 1 crayon. How many items do you have altogether?

Thursday 23rd April

 

Hi everybody I hope you are all safe and well. Today we are going to go on a 'Rainbow' hunt.

This is a great way to develop our language skills as well as learning our colours.

 

- Find something red.

-Find something yellow.

-Find something orange.

-Find something greeen.

-Find something blue.

-Find something pruple.

-Name a fruit that is red.

-Name a vegetable that is orange.

-Name a plant that is green.

- Name a flower that is yellow.

- Go outside and search for something blue. (Little clue, look up)

Friday 24th April

 

Good morning everybody. 

Are you missing Forest School because I sure am.

Therefore every Friday I will be putting up a task that we would normally carry out at Forest School.

Welcome to 'Forest School Friday'.

 

Yesterday you were so good looking for different coloured items. That today we are going to make our own rainbow using natural resources we find outdoors.  Go to the park during your 1 hour of exercise and carry out this activity. I have a attached pictures below of how to make your rainbow. You could take photographs of different coloured flowers and objects and send them into us @NurserySTM1

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvjn-Se37Os  Here is a song to sing with your family about the colours of a rainbow 'I can sing a rainbow'. 

 

 

                         Easter Activities

 

Hi everyone I hope you have an amazing time over Easter with your family. Here are some songs you can dance to together:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOVFn2oZXWE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2HL2oR94Sw

 

 

The BBC website has Easter resources on:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/easter-collection/zf72rj6

 

Go on an Easter Egg hunt in your back garden, yard or house. 

Count how many eggs you have?

Compare this amount with your family?

Who has the most?

Who has the least?

 

 

Hop around like a bunny rabbit and count how many hops you can do in 1 minute.

 

 

Design your own Easter egg. Use the paper and colouring pens we provided you with to make a 

funky egg design. 

 

You could use toilet or kitchen rolls to create a rabbit or a chick.  Look at the pictures of the crafts below for ideas.

 

Please tweet us your fantastic creations @NurserySTM1 

Easter Craft Ideas

Easter Prayer

             Week 2 Home Learning Activities 

 

Monday 30th March

Good Morning Nursery, I hope you all had a lovely week and enjoyed the sunshine from your back garden/yard.

Today I would like you to focus on rhyming words. 

Rhyming words are words that sound the same, they have the same ending sounds.

For example cat and bat.

 

Here are some clips today. Get your whole family involved.

Exercise, Rhyme and Freeze

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

 

Here is a challenge. Do these words rhyme?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHroOYO1iOo

 

Please tweet us the rhyming words you have found.

 

Can you think of a word that rhymes with:

 

- pig

- cat 

- dog

- net

 

Tuesday 31st March

 

Today I would like you to go outside and draw around any shadows you can see.

You can use chalk on the ground or pencils and paper.

Compare your shadow with your family member?

Draw around your favourite toys.

How many shadows did you see today?

 

Please tweet us your fantastic work @NurserySTM1

Wednesday 1st April

 

Our topic this term is growing so I would like you to discuss with your family what grows?

Go on for walk around your area and challenge your family to a growing hunt.

Who can find the most objects that grow?

What type of flowers did you see?

Compare sizes of trees and discuss this with your family.

 

Draw a picture of what plants, trees and flowers you seen on your walk.

 

Here is a little clip to watch on growing

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkFPyue5X3Q 

Thursday 2nd April 

 

Hi everyone

 

I hope you are all keeping safe and well in your home with your family.

Today's challenge is to learn about the Life cycle of a frog

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmlaclb3K2o Here is a clip of the life cycle.

 

Discuss what you can see with your family?

Did you know tadpoles turned into frogs?

What happens first?

Where do frogs live?

What noise does a frog make?

Can you draw the life cycle and send it to @NurserySTM1

 

I would like you to leap around your house for 1 minute and count how many frog jumps you do.

Challenge your family members too. Who can leap the furthest? Who can do the most frog jumps?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 3rd April

 

Yesterday we looked at the Life cycle of a frog. Today's activity is to look back at how much you have grown up. Explore baby pictures of yourself and your family.

 

Have you changed?

What is different?

What is the same?

What happens as you get older?

 

Compare your baby pictures with one another and tweet them to our class twitter page @NurserySTM1  Me, Miss Langley and Miss McMahon will send you our baby photo's too.

             Week 1 Home Learning Activities

 

Monday 23rd March 2020

Today I would like you sing your favourite Nursery Rhymes to your family.

In Nursery we like to sing:

- Wind my bobbin up

- Incy Wincy Spider

- Humpty Dumpty

-Twinkle Twinkle little star

- 5 little ducks went swimming one day

 

I would also like you to help your family cook dinner today. Please tweet me a picture of what you made.

 

Tuesday 24th March

 

Today I would like you to count how many stairs you have in your house. Can you count upwards as you walk up the stairs? Can you count backwards as you go down the stairs? Get your whole family involved.

Clap this amount, jump this amount and make marks to represent the number of stairs you have.  Tweet us @NurserySTM1 


Wednesday 25th March

 

Today we will be focusing on your listening skills. Go on a environmental sound hunt around your house or outside in your back garden/yard. 

What can you hear? Discuss this with your family.

 

Thursday 26th March


Today I would like you to go on a shape hunt around your house. Look for circles, squares, triangles and rectangles. 
What shape is your door?
What shape are your windows?

Look at tins/boxes in your cupboards.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGHo63pPDBc  Story bots - shapes.

 

Draw the different items you have found or tweet us @NurserySTM1


Friday 27th March 

 

Today I would like you to practise writing you name. Use the name card provided in your pack. Can you write your name 4 times?

Pencil grip

                                      Our Learning

Nursery Starting Times:

 

AM: 8:45-11:45

 

PM: 12:15-3:15

 

  Please ensure you are on time to pick up your child and let Nursery staff know if you are running late or if someone different is picking your child up. Thank you.

Homework gets given out every Friday as well as a book for you to read with your child. Please return homework books by Wednesday of the following week.

 

Remember is it important to read with your child as often as you can to support communication and language development

 

 

Follow us on Twitter "Nurserystm" to track your child's learning journey. This will be updated regularly and I will put on 'top tips' on how to support your child on twitter. 

Getting your child ready for school:

 

In Nursery we encourage the children to be independent.

Your child will learn to put on their own coat and clothes.

Prepare and cut up their own snack and pour their own drinks.

Tidy up the resources in Nursery and put them in the correct places.

 

Help at home by encouraging your child to:

  • Use the toilet or potty.
  • Trying to dress/undress including putting on their own coat.
  • Feed themselves using a knife, fork and spoon.
  • Have a good bed time routine.
  • Helping tidy up their toys.

 

Nursery staff will offer support to all parents/carers with any queries or concerns with any of the above.

Communication and Language is a main focus in our Nursery.

 

Children need to be able to communicate, listen and understand things before any learning can take place. 

 

We can't stress the importance of communication and sharing books with your child to develop their communication skills. 

 

Asking questions whilst reading books is important to develop children's comprehension skills and to also see how much of the book they can understand.

 

The link below is a free site to support developing language and communication. 

Talking Point is a website which offers information for parents and carers to support their child's speech and language development at home.

R.E and Catholic life

Nursery Rhymes and Counting Songs

Nursery Rhymes and counting songs

 

Our children love singing rhymes. Here are some you can share together at home.

Continuous Provision

 

Continuous Provision is so important in Nursery as it is a way your child explores the world around them, learns to make choices for themselves, problem solve, create friendships and work as a team and develops new interests. 

 

In Nursery we love seeing children explore the provision and develop their learning through play. 

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning is a very important part of Early Years! We love to explore outdoors especially in water and mud, so please provide your child with a suitable coat (waterproof, hood, non designer). We have wellies but feel free to bring your own child's wellies in with their name written inside. 

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