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Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day

Hello,
 
We hope you are well.  We’ve really enjoyed seeing some of your work on Twitter and in the Facebook groups and can see that there are pieces that you are particularly proud of.  In response, we have opened class email addresses where you can occasionally send individual pieces of more detailed work that your child is desperate to show their teacher!
Do still keep tweeting, sharing on Facebook and adding to your child's learning journal on tapestry.
Your child’s class email is nursery@shade.calderdale.sch.uk

 
Stay safe.  We miss you all
From all of us at Shade

NURSERY

 

Mrs Morris

Mrs Morris - Class Teacher

Mrs Greenwood

Mrs Greenwood - Nursery Nurse

Miss Clayton

Miss Clayton- One to One Support

 

Nursery Home Learning Plans

 

Below are the weekly Home Learning Guides for Nursery for Summer Term.

Click the date to open.

There are links to resources within the document that will help you.

Week One: Monday 20.04.2020

Week Two: Monday 27.04.2020

Week Three: Monday 04.05.2020

Week Four: Monday 11.05.2020

Week Five: Monday 18.05.2020

Week Six: to follow...

If you manage to follow the above learning plans each week - that is great and you and your child are doing really well.  If you need to ask questions about your child's learning, contact school at head@shade.calderdale.sch.uk and someone will get back to you.

We have closed, private class Facebook pages too.  They are a great place to share your at home learning and just keep in /touch with your school community whilst we can't all be together.  Ours is Shade Leavers 2027/8 - drop in and get involved.

Don't forget the class Twitter page - scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the feed and find the link.

Here are two child friendly online books to help you explain and talk about the Corona Virus.

Corona Virus - A Book for Children           A Picture Story for Corona

If your family have the time and desire further learning opportunities, the following online sites are packed with ideas.  They can be a bit overwhelming - just dip in and grab anything that takes your fancy!

Our TOP recommendations are:

Phonics links:

Hear the sounds - https://www.focusonphonics.co.uk/acatalog/Sounds.html

Jolly phonics songs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvAYUvQUrGo

Geraldine giraffe - (type in the sound of the week into the search as well)

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=geraldine+giraffe&safe=true

Monster stir fry - (type in the sound of the week into the search as well)

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Crazy+Stir-Fry+%27s%27+phonics+song%3A+say+it+and+see+it&sp=mAEB&safe=true

Monster treasure hunt(type in the sound of the week into the search as well)

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Monster+treasure+hunt+%27a%27+phonics+song%3A+say+it+and+see+it&safe=true

Letter formation online - http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/literacy/letterformation/

Maths links:

Espresso - Our school pupil log in was texted home on 27/04/20  https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword

Number songs by storybots - (type in the number of the week into the search as well) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Huggdy7ohb4&list=PLPphPHIzdSQOpn7CNolFiqCAB4EQnbUtr  

Story of …  focus number of the week - (type in the number of the week into the search as well – then click on open activity, starter activity) http://mathszone.co.uk/category/count-and-understand/count-to-10/  

Number rap - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/number-raps

Number formation online - http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/literacy/letterformation/

Maths games onlinehttps://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Here are some further links you could explore:

 

Letters and sounds DfE This government backed website offers daily phonics sessions - something we do in school every day through Early Years and Key Stage 1  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Numberblocks Numberblocks is really carefully put together to help children understand number in many different ways.  It's a great favourite of Ms Bellamy-Brown and Mrs Sutcliffe's!  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

Espresso We have student access to Discovery Education's Espresso site... there are lots of themed activities, fact files, online games and printable activities for students from Nursery to Year 6.  Our school pupil log in was texted home on 27/04/20  https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword

BBC Bitesize The BBC have added lots of content over Easter to support Home Learning  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

The National Academy Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.  The online classroom offers free access to video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. There will be new lessons and resources each week. https://www.thenational.academy/ 

Alphablocks  All episodes available on Youtube and some on BBC iplayer  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

Phonics Play  www.phonicsplay.co.uk  username: march20  password: home

Poisson Rouge  This is a fantastic resource!  www.poissonrouge.com  login: corona2020  password: corona2020

Mr Thorne Does Phonics  Geraldine the Giraffe phonics videos and MORE  All available on YouTube for free or the app store https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris

Teach Your Monster to Read  A super fun way to support phonics and learning to read  https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Tate Kids  Lots of games. Info and ideas to support your child’s learning about art and developing creativity  https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

The Imagination Tree  The go-to site for ideas for multisensory learning through play for children from birth to 6.  https://theimaginationtree.com/

ABC Does  50 fantastic things to try at home  www.abcdoes.com

Online Field Trips!  There are also lots of museums, galleries and other interactive online field trips you can take – the British Museum, SanDiego Zoo, you can even take a trip through space with the Mars Rover!  https://www.tripsavvy.com/virtual-field-trips-for-kids-3129414

 

    

Important Information

  • PLEASE remember to label clothes, cardigans, jumpers, coats, bags, lunchboxes, etc with your child's name.    
  • Tapestry - your child's online learning journal. Click here to help set up tapestry.

    Please have a go at adding your own observations from home or out of school experiences. We observe and record children’s progress in order to plan a responsive and appropriate curriculum which will meet the needs and interests of each individual child along their continuing learning journeys. By working together we can obtain a holistic view, a rounded true picture of your child. Your contribution is valuable!

    “Parents are children’s first and most enduring educators. When parents and practitioners work together in early years settings, the results have a positive impact on children’s development and learning.” The Early Years Foundation Stage: Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children form birth to five (published 2007 by Department for Children Schools and Families

  •  30 Hours Funding Are you eligible to 30 hours funding for Nursery? Visit www.childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk to find out.

  • New to Nursery or transitioning to Reception?

     Click here for powerpoints of the 'Welcome to Nursery' meeting and the 'Transition from Nursery to Reception' meeting. 

      Click here for our Nursery and Reception EYFS brochure.

    Click here for some great maths, reading, phonics and fine motor skills activities to do at home.
  • Important weblinks: 

Hear the sounds - https://www.focusonphonics.co.uk/acatalog/Sounds.html

Letter and number formation online - http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/literacy/letterformation/

Scroll Down to see what we have planned and to see our termly galleries and Nursery class Twitter feed.
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What Happens in Nursery Class

Click here for the overview plan of the whole year!

Click the Image for our EYFS booklet

(Opens as a pdf)

Autumn Term

  • In Maths we will be counting through play up to 5. We will look at shapes (circles, squares, triangles), have a go at drawing them and introduce what a pattern is. We will start to learn about days of the week, months of the year and the weather. We will be learning and singing lots of counting nursery rhymes too!
  • Phonics – Phase 1 -  Listening and comparing the sounds of different toys or musical instruments, making sounds a part of storytelling, singing songs and rhymes, clapping along to words or songs, introducing rhyming words, listening out for initial sounds in words.
  • Topics may include: Autumn, Forest animals, Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, Halloween, Fireworks and Christmas. We keep these flexible as primarily we will be following the children’s interests. They will also have their own focus week each.

Within topics and child led areas of interest we will also be including a broad range of activities including: craft, baking, science, the world around us, fine motor skills activities, dance and music, as well as other areas of learning provided through resources in continuous provision.

Spring Term

  • In Maths we will have a number of the week from 1 - 10. This lets us look at each number in depth and have a go at writing each number. We will continue look at shapes (including rectangles), have a go at drawing them and making patterns. We will continue to learn about days of the week, months of the year, the weather, and counting nursery rhymes too.
  • Phonics - Phase 2 - letters and their sounds are introduced one at a time as a ‘Sound of the Week’! We will be practising letter recognition for reading and recall, practising writing this letter, listening out for initial/ middle/ end sounds in words, practising oral blending and segmentation for reading and writing. We will also be practising writing our own name.
  • Topics may include: Winter, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s, Pancake Day, Mothers’ Day, Babies, Farm Animals and Easter. We keep these flexible as primarily we will be following the children’s interests. They will also have their own focus week each.

Within topics and child led areas of interest we will also be including a broad range of activities including: craft, baking, science, the world around us, fine motor skills activities, dance and music, as well as other areas of learning provided through resources in continuous provision.

Summer Term

  • In Maths we will revisit our number of the week from 1 - 10. This time we will have a go at using each number in a variety of different ways and practice writing each number. We will begin to practise saying number names in order to 20. We will continue to count through play, up to 10, with increasing 1:1 correspondence. We will continue to learn about shapes, patterns, months, weather and counting songs.  
  • Phonics - Phase 2 continued - letters and their sounds are introduced one at a time as a ‘Sound of the Week’! We will be practising letter recognition for reading and recall, practising writing this letter, listening out for initial/ middle/ end sounds in words, practising oral blending and segmentation for reading and writing. We will also continue to practise writing our own name.
  • Topics may include: Plants and growing, Minibeasts, Summer, Seasides, Under the Sea and Pirates.  We keep these flexible as primarily we will be following the children’s interests. Instead of focus weeks this term we work on continuing to develop the children’s individual next steps with them through their play. 

Within topics and child led areas of interest we will also be including a broad range of activities including: craft, baking, science, the world around us, fine motor skills activities, dance and music, as well as other areas of learning provided through resources in continuous provision.

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