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Nursery & Reception

Welcome to Nursery and Reception!

 

As a result of the school's closure on Friday 20th March please see the recommended websites and resources to support learning in the Early Year at home. 

 

A little competition to win some PE kits for school that has been designed by one of the children - 

 

 

We've set up a little competition for your students to enter during the current situation.

To enter simply:

- Download the Worksheet - https://https/halbro.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Halbro-DesignYourOwnKit.pdf 

- Get your child to design a PE Kit

- Send it in to our socials with #TeamHalbro

- Sit back and wait for the result!

Our winner will be selected on 1st May 2020 by Sam Ward, an English international field hockey player for England and the GB Olympic team. Halbro Sportswear will then make your design a reality and make 20 shirts for your school!

Good luck!

 

 

Phonics, reading and writing websites

  • Nursery will be completing phase 1 phonic activities and Reception Phase 2/3 activities.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - Phase 1/2/3 phonics activities to support reading and writing

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/3-5-years/letters-and-sounds - Phonics support - Phase 1/2/3

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/handwriting - here you can print out activities for you children to practice pencil control and letter formation.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home - Ebooks to share with your children

 

Maths websites to support the Early years

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

https://www.earlylearninghq.org.uk/childrens-apps/ - this link will take you to a range of APPs that can be downloaded onto a tablet that will support your child with Early Maths

 

Other sites that support all areas of the Early Years curriculum are

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/early-years-teaching-resources

https://tpet.co.uk/downloads/early-years-eyfs-home-learning-resource-pack/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies - range of activities

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org  - A lovely, clear website for all children lots of stories, songs and activities.

http://www.familylearning.org.uk  - range of maths and phonics games

https://www.earlylearninghq.org.uk – wide range of printable activities

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-online-learning/  Classroom Secrets is available to support home learning. They already have a lot of activities online and ready to use right now and are adding more games and activities all the time. There are also learning video clips and interactive games. 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/home-early-years/home-early-years-home-learning take a look at this specially designed collection of resource packs, games and challenges to support home learning activities for EYFS children.  On here are some timetable ideas to help you with ideas of what to do throughout the day.

Teachers, parents and carers in the UK can get specialised access to Twinkl by visiting www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and entering the code UKTWINKLHELPS alongside an email and password

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html - 16 Free online EYFS educational games. Fun learning through play to help children achieve Foundation stage goals. Teach 3-4 year olds, initial sounds, colours, compare and order, counting, matching and mouse skills at home

 

Staying Safe Activities

Hopefully you are all keeping safe and well at home, we have put together some ideas for ways you can continue keep safe and healthy!

 

General Health

Being at home can make it difficult to keep a routine, but we need to make sure we are keeping our bodies nice and healthy!

  • Washing your hands for 20 seconds is super important and makes sure that any germs are cleaned away! You can count to 20 easily or to make it much more fun you can sing happy birthday twice or the chorus of your favourite song if you prefer.
  • Having a healthy diet is essential for our bodies. We need to make sure we are eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables each day and drinking lots of water! It is easy to have lots of unhealthy snacks and fizzy drinks, but we know that it’s not good for us so need to make sure we are still making the right choices every day! The whole family being involved in cooking can be a great way to learn about healthy choices, but also allows children to take more responsibility over what foods they are eating and understanding what goes into each meal.
  • Exercising is something we need to do every day! We need to get our heart rates up whilst still having lots of fun. Every morning Joe Wicks is doing a live workout on YouTube for half an hour, it’s always enjoyable and he always does lots of brilliant moves linked to children’s interests! (e.g. superheroes, animals, pirates etc.) If you can’t watch the videos or miss them, you still need to try and get some exercise in each day! You could do things like counting your movements- jumps, hops, leaps etc. Playing in your garden if you have one or other fun activities in your house and garden- aiming for 30 minutes a day is a super start!

 

Mental Health

Not having a routine or real structure in this challenging time will be a struggle for many people. Trying to make sure that each day has a similar structure or layout is very important. Getting at least 8 hours sleep and waking up at the same time each day will help our brains to rest throughout the night and be ready for the day! Although it is difficult to follow a routine every day, having this structure is important so that our days don’t seem repetitive.

It is important to take time to recharge each day, this could be through some quiet time by ourselves or something like yoga or meditation. My Happy Minds is a brilliant resource to use and the children have accessed this is in class so should know some techniques for calm breathing already. Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube is great! There are tons are different videos which can be accessed and they are all about children’s interests and what they enjoy watching!

 

General Safety

If you are using your hour each day to exercise and walk down the street, whilst keeping your distance from others, below are some things for you to remember and ensure your children to learn about.

Stranger Danger

A stranger is someone that you or your family do not know. Anyone can be a stranger until you get to know them. Strangers do not always look scary. Strangers can be nice and friendly.

Rules to remember: Never go on your own anywhere with a stranger, never get in a car with a stranger and if a stranger offers you something say no!

Road Safety

There are lots of videos online to learn about road safety and how to remain safe. However, there are some basic rules just to follow!

Think about where you can cross the road.

Stop at the side of the road.

Listen and Look for and vehicles that are coming up the road. Make sure you look left and right!

Wait until any vehicles have driven passed.

Look and Listen again- just to be safe!

Cross the road, continuing to look both ways.

Pelican crossings- press the button and wait! The red man means stop and don’t cross. The green man means go and cross the road safely!

Zebra crossings- make sure you wait before you cross! Look and listen all the time and only cross when all of the vehicles have stopped or when there is no traffic at all!

 

Our EYFS 

 

The Early year’s foundation stage is made up of Nursery and Reception classes. We work closely together to provide a caring and stimulating learning environment to meet the needs of each individual child. We want the children to enjoy their first experience of school life and give them enthusiasm to begin their learning journey.

 

Arriving
Please ensure your child arrives promptly, children are provided with a coat peg and are encouraged to hang their own coat up. We encourage independence at every opportunity. Parents can help by encouraging independence with their child's self-help skills at home; such as toileting, getting dressed, putting shoes on, putting on coats and fastening buttons.

 

Outdoor play
Nursery and reception share a well-resourced outdoor area and we offer a free-flow system. This means that children can choose whether they want to access activities indoors and outdoors. The same learning opportunities are available outside, but are presented in different ways, usually on a larger scale. The school provides waterproof jackets and pants to ensure children can enjoy the outdoor environment in every weather. Parents are asked to bring in a pair of wellies which can stay in school.

 

Key information

  • We have dance every Thursday morning, please ensure your child’s uniform is clearly labelled.

  • All reading books are changed every Friday, please ensure your child’s book is in on this day in the morning.

  • Homework will be provided to parents every fortnight; the homework will reflect the whole curriculum and will focus on quality talking time at home. 

  • We encourage parents to provide their child with a spare set of clothes to keep in school in case of any accidents.

My day in Nursery and Reception

Early Years Foundation Stage Policy

Find out about we are learning about this Spring!  Have a read of our Nursery and Reception Topic Maps.

November 2019; The EYFS are learning all about adventures! They have learned to retell 'The Bear Hunt' and have enjoyed making adventurous vehicles and practising their phonics!

November 2019; The EYFS are learning all about adventures!  They have learned to retell 'The Bear Hunt' and have enjoyed making adventurous vehicles and practising their phonics! 1
November 2019; The EYFS are learning all about adventures!  They have learned to retell 'The Bear Hunt' and have enjoyed making adventurous vehicles and practising their phonics! 2
November 2019; The EYFS are learning all about adventures!  They have learned to retell 'The Bear Hunt' and have enjoyed making adventurous vehicles and practising their phonics! 3
November 2019; The EYFS are learning all about adventures!  They have learned to retell 'The Bear Hunt' and have enjoyed making adventurous vehicles and practising their phonics! 4
November 2019; The EYFS are learning all about adventures!  They have learned to retell 'The Bear Hunt' and have enjoyed making adventurous vehicles and practising their phonics! 5
November 2019; The EYFS are learning all about adventures!  They have learned to retell 'The Bear Hunt' and have enjoyed making adventurous vehicles and practising their phonics! 6
November 2019; The EYFS are learning all about adventures!  They have learned to retell 'The Bear Hunt' and have enjoyed making adventurous vehicles and practising their phonics! 7
November 2019; The EYFS are learning all about adventures!  They have learned to retell 'The Bear Hunt' and have enjoyed making adventurous vehicles and practising their phonics! 8
November 2019; The EYFS are learning all about adventures!  They have learned to retell 'The Bear Hunt' and have enjoyed making adventurous vehicles and practising their phonics! 9
November 2019; The EYFS are learning all about adventures!  They have learned to retell 'The Bear Hunt' and have enjoyed making adventurous vehicles and practising their phonics! 10
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