🚸 Welcome to Nursery 2019 - 2020 🚸
Our EYFS Lead is Mrs Fry.
Our Nursery Teacher is Mrs Riaz.
We have 3 family groups in nursery. They are:
🦋 Butterfly Family Group - Mrs Riaz
🐝 Bumblebee Family Group - Mrs Hall
🐛 Caterpillar Family Group - Mrs Sutton
27th April 2020.
Hello Nursery Family,
Welcome back to a new term! We hope you have all had a lovely Easter and enjoyed a well deserved rest.
We understand that while staying at home due to coronavirus (COVID-19), parents and carers will be concerned about their children’s education and the impact of missing school. It is not the way we wanted to be starting a new term but we are still here to help.
On our webpage below, you will find advice for looking after primary school children and how to help them continue their education. There are project planners uploaded weekly with a range of tasks for you to complete with your child, as well as resources and external links for the different areas of education. These will be continually updated.
Feel free to send any work you do with the children via Class Dojo or to @YewTreeSandwell on Twitter!
If you need any assistance or have any queries regarding virtual learning, please contact us via Class Dojo.
Each week we will update this page with plenty of activities, documents and links for you to complete. Any updated resources are marked with *NEW*.
Feel free to try any of these activities if you can.
Please send us any of your work via Class Dojo or to @YewTreeSandwell on Twitter.
We would love to see all the amazing things that you get up to.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, which aims to get people talking about their mental health and reduce the stigma that can stop people from asking for help.
This year the theme is Kindness, which we feel is really importantat the moment.
Kindness has been chosen because of its singular ability to unlockour shared humanity. Kindness strengthensrelationships,develops community and deepens solidarity. It is a cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health. Wisdom from every culture across history recognises that kindness is something that all human beings need to experience and practise to be fully alive.
Below are some ideas of how you can get involved.
Did you see the fabulous Ms Snow in the Yew Tree Covid-19 video? She used Makaton to send the Yew Tree family her message. Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.
Can you use these resources below to learn the alphabet or greet somebody using Makaton?
⭐⭐We hope to see you sooner, but just in case things go on a little longer, here are things you can do to help your child get ready for Reception. ⭐⭐
Home Learning Project Planners
Home Learning Links and Resources
Nursery Rhymes and Songs🎵
Linked below are some counting rhymes and songs.
Remember to practice your counting around the house!
Communication and Language🗣
Outdoor Resources🧭 🌳
Apps you can download
Daisy the Dinosaur (iPad - Free)
Bee-Bot (Android -Free, iPad - Free
We would like to wish you a big, warm welcome to Nursery.
We are thrilled to have met your children and are looking forward to helping them settle into their nursery.
If you have any concerns about your child then please do not hesitate to find a time to come and see us so we can help.
Thank you for taking the time to read this page and keep your eye on it as we will be updating it with news, events and dates for your diary.
Homework is given out on Wednesday and returned the following Monday.
Please do sign up for a tapestry account if you haven't already done so.
With a Tapestry account you will be able to observe your child's learning as soon as the teachers upload them to your account. You will also be able to upload any photographs or videos that you would like to share with your child's teacher - the children enjoy sharing things they do at home with the class.
If you have any queries about the Tapestry account or if you would like to sign up please ask you child's class teacher.
We have been learning about 2D shapes in Nursery.
Some of us have been super busy on a shape hunt looking for circles and squares.
We have been learning to sort shapes into the correct category and can talk about if they have smooth or curved sides. Some of us can even count the corners on shapes!
As part of our Spring topic we have enjoyed exploring the skill of 'printing'. We have done this in many ways using many different materials to print, but out favourite was printing with flowers. It makes such a lovely pattern on the paper, doesn't it!
In Nursery we are always busy 'mark making'. Mark making is referred to as any mark that a child makes and can be done with lots of different materials. In Nursery we love to explore making marks in many different ways - painting, drawing, whiteboards, shaving foam, gloop or painting in the puddles! (Just to name a few).
Remember we're not 'scribbling' we're exploring all of those important skills such as giving meaning, connecting ideas, creative expression, problem solving and representing thoughts and feelings through marks that we make.
All of this lovely mark making also helps us to develop our fine motor skills allowing us to learn how to grasp and hold tools such as paint brushes, pencils and scissors. These are all skills that will help us to learn and grow.
The children were very excited to go and visit our giant Pudsey bear for Children in Need. We all bought in coins and placed them onto the bear - doesn't it look great! We learnt about the word 'charity' and we know that the money we have given is going to help children who aren't as lucky as we are. We made a wish on our coins to hope that it helps the children in need. We loved 'Pudsey' day and all looked great in our Pudsey clothes and ears!
In Nursery we spend lots of time exploring numbers and counting through our play. This half term we have been learning to recognise the numbers 1 to 5. We have been practising 'careful' counting where we only count one object at a time. We are beginning to recognise that numbers represent a quantity.
To commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1 we had a 'Red Day' in Nursery. We all came to school in red clothes and we learnt about what a soldier is. The children have been busy making a lovely red poppy which we have displayed in our classroom. We learnt how to scrunch up tissue paper and stick it down using glue.