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Kings Meadow Primary School and Early Years Education Centre

Celebrating Success

Nursery (Acorns & Seedlings)

Dear Parents/Carers, 

We hope you have had a Happy Easter. 

We have added some exciting activities to complete with your child at home. 

They are range of different hunts for you to talk about and learn about together!

We hope you have fun!  We look forward to seeing you all soon. 

Love from 

The Early Years Team.

Adventure time!

Dear Nursery Parents & Carers,

We have created an exciting pack of learning activities to support your child at home.

You can access these through

  • Class Learning Pack

This includes a variety of activity sheets.

We hope you enjoy them.

 

  • Websites

Always review the sites ahead of time so that you are able to help your children find the best resources available within the sites. Some offer a great number of games, songs, stories, videos etc. so it is important to know the site well in order to support and develop your child’s learning.

 

 https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html

Choose a story/topic and complete the activities.

www.busythings.co.uk

Excellent site built around the 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation

Stage. You can access a free 7 day trial but you need to subscribe after this period to access the content – various subscription packages available.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

Great site with some free phonics games

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Many games often recognised by children from their favourite programmes.

Links to particular cbeebies games from areas of learning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

cbeebies stories and rhymes.

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home.

http://www.funwithspot.com/

New and improved! Try creating your own Spot story.

www.sebastianswan.org.uk

Books for reading together with links to understanding of the world (good for natural science).

http://www.ictgames.com/

Some excellent numeracy and literacy resources

http://www.ictgames.com/looCoverWriteCheck/LCWC_demo/index.html

Good for spelling high frequency and tricky words!

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

Lots of maths and literacy games

www.boowakwala.com

Many games and songs including those relating to festivals.

www.poissonrouge.com

Many delightful games. Spend some time exploring!

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37

Games of varying quality to support different areas of learning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/

The Little animals’ activity centre - plenty of good quality activities to support learning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/story/sbi.shtml

The Little animals’ activity centre – stories

www.abc.net.au/children/play

                      Welcome to Nursery

Staff:

Class Teacher 

Mrs. Bates 

Teaching Assistants 

Mrs. Lightfoot

Mrs. Dutton

 

Important information.....

 

Session Times 

AM sessions- 8.45- 11.45 am.

PM sessions- 12.15- 3.15 pm

Beginning of the week- Monday/ Tuesday- 9am - 3pm, Wednesday- 8.45-11.45 am

End of the week- Wednesday 12.15- 3.15 pm, Thursday/ Friday - 9 am - 3 pm.

All attendance outside of these times will be charged at £5.50 per hour in half-hourly increments, where there is availability.

 

Snack

The children are provided with a healthy snack, fruit/ vegetables, milk and water in each session.

Snack money is £1 per week, or £1.50 per week if your child attends more than 15 hours. It is really important that all parents contribute to the snack fund to allow us to continue providing snack as well as baking activities etc.

 

Nursery Places

We still have a few afternoon and 30 hour places left in Nursery. To apply please call at the School Office.

 

We're Going On a Bear Hunt!

Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt

http://www.jointhebearhunt.com For a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through the award-winning favourite picture book We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury In this video, Michael Rosen performs the book - why not sing along with your copy at home!

The children have been sharing a favourite story of 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. So far we have painted tiger stripes, made tins of Tiger Food, played the Shopping List Game and re-enacted the story using our Story Sack resources.

We will also be making torn paper stripey collages, decorating orange tiger biscuits, discussing our favourite foods and making food plate collages, writing shopping lists and making sandwiches for our own 'afternoon tea' party.

Other key stories have/ will be Spot the dog- focusing on positional language and The Train Ride- focusing on repetitive text and rhythm.

 

 

The children have loved learning the rhyme of '5 Currant Buns'.

We have counted sets of buns, talked about taking them away and how many are left, and used pennies to buy them from the baker.

We made our own currant buns following a recipe and even bought them at snack time using real money.

We have made currant bun play dough for children to develop skills of rolling and shaping balls of dough and use to role-play in the 'baker's shop' and sing the song whilst practicing counting small sets of objects.

Useful links:

 

Information about Early Years development and curriculum

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/03/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB.pdf

 

Information about developing children's language development including EAL

https://ican.org.uk/

 

 

 

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