This morning I have had a few issues with the nursery email address, therefore if you have sent an email this morning, it would be great for you to resend this to me. It is back up and running now so I am able to receive today’s work.
St Marie’s Nursery
If you would like to make a picture, hello card or note for one or a few of your friends in our class, you can send these to me via email and I will post pictures of them on here for your friends to see.
Here is a little picture from Miss Scott and Mrs Ellor to all of our fantastic superstars in Nursery, we miss you all so much!🌈
Swipe across to see some beautiful pictures and messages from our fantastic nursery children!
Wow! Where has the time gone? I can’t believe that it is our final week of school/home learning challenges! Whether this is your final week as a Nursery child or if you will be returning to Nursery in September, I just wanted to say how proud I am of each and every one of you! I am so lucky to have had a class like you as my first ever class. You are all AMAZING and are SUPERSTARS!🌟 Here is a little message from me...
(If you would like to send a little video message to the class or any of your friends, your grown ups can send these to me via email and I will share them all on Friday for everybody to see).
Please complete some phonics or reading each day. Choose one of the following phonics videos and play one of the phonics games from one of the websites attached below.
Jolly Phonics song:
Choose from one of the following phonics games/videos below.
Cursive writing wizard application- https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/cursive-writing-wizard-starter/id1412628587
To continue reading your child’s reading journey at home, I have set up an account for you all to use to access some online reading books, although it is free to sign up yourselves too if you’d like to. Choose the reading books from the ages 3-4 section. There are some picture books for your child to re-tell the stories by using the pictures and some simple word books for you to choose from.
-Click the following link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
-Next click the top right corner
-Click the top link called ‘class login’
Class username: nurserystmaries
Literacy home learning challenge Friday 17th July 2020:
Today is our final literacy home learning challenge.
I’d like you to make a card for somebody or a few people from our lovely class to say a little message. You may like to say hello, see you soon, have a nice summer holiday or something else. I can’t wait to see all of your lovely cards!
Maths home learning challenge Friday 17th July 2020:
For our final maths home learning challenge, I’d like you to make one or a few of your nursery friends out of different shaped items within your home.
Try and label each of the different shapes by drawing each of the shapes or writing the name of the shape on a piece of paper.
Literacy home learning challenge Thursday 16th July 2020:
Today I’d like you to have a go at answering the following questions all about you. For those children who are moving up to Reception class in September, I will pass these on to Miss Mallalieu who will be your new teacher in September, so that she can get to know all about you. You may like to draw each of your answers or write these down by using words.
Maths home learning challenge Thursday 16th July 2020:
I was very impressed with all of the items that you managed to find that were longer or bigger than your measure monsters yesterday.
Today I’d like you to have a look for items that are shorter or smaller than your measure monsters. You can take pictures, draw or write about the items that you find.
Literacy home learning challenge Wednesday 15th July 2020:
It was so lovely to see and read some of your favourite memories and places to play in Nursery yesterday!
Today I’d like you to think about an activity that you have enjoyed this year in Nursery and draw or paint a picture of this. I have listed a few ideas of activities that we have recently completed in Nursery to remind you. You could also have a go at some pledging a similar activity at home, such as baking or painting. You can also scroll down to the bottom of our class page to have a look at some pictures of the activities that we have completed.
Some of the activities that we have completed this year:
-Tasting porridge, different fruits and pancakes as part of our topics
-Painting pictures of animals
-Planting turnip seeds
-PE with Mr Cowling
Scroll down to our class photographs to see more of the fantastic activities that we have completed this year.
Maths home learning challenge Wednesday 15th July 2020:
I absolutely loved all of the fantastic ‘measure monsters’ that you created yesterday! They were all amazing!
Today I’d like you to use your measure monsters to find items within your home that are longer/bigger than your measure monsters. Make a list by drawing or writing down each of the items that you find that are longer or bigger than your measure monsters.
Literacy home learning challenge Tuesday 14th July 2020:
I absolutely loved seeing all of your fantastic pictures of your nursery friends yesterday, they were all fantastic!
Today I’d like you to draw a picture of your favourite memory of nursery. This could be something that you have done, like to play with or have enjoyed in nursery this year. Have a go at labelling your drawing too! I can’t wait to see all of your fantastic memories!
Maths home learning challenge Tuesday 14th July 2020:
We are going to have a look at measuring.
Today I’d like you to make your own ‘measure monster’ by painting or drawing a monster however big or small that you like! When drawing/painting your monster, I’d like you to describe the size of the monsters features such as it’s eyes, head, nose, mouth, arms and legs. Tomorrow we will be using our measure monsters to measure different items in our homes.
Literacy home learning challenge Monday 13th July 2020:
This week we are going to look back on our year in Nursery and think about the memories that we have made.
Today I’d like you to draw or paint a picture of you and the friends that you have made this year in Nursery. You could even make your friends out of different creative resources if you wish. You can choose to draw/paint/make however many of your friends that you wish. Have a go at labelling each of your drawings by writing your friend’s name or the initial sound (first letter in the name) for the friend that you have drawn.
Maths home learning challenge Monday 13th July 2020:
This week we are going to complete some different challenges, to recap and revisit lots of different maths skills and concepts that we have learnt about and developed this year.
Today I’d like you to complete the following 2 quiz’s. Your grown ups can help you by reading out the question to ensure that you understand each question. Please email me with the scores for each quiz.
Literacy home learning challenge Friday 10th July 2020:
Today I’d like you to start by watching the following video about staying safe whilst at the seaside. Watch and listen carefully to the video.
I’d then like you to make a list of things that you can do/wear to stay safe whilst at the seaside. You can draw pictures of each of these things, find examples of these things within your home or write a list of words to express these things.
Maths home learning challenge Friday 10th July 2020:
Today you need to use your fantastic counting skills to work out how many steps it takes to reach each of the different seaside/summer items. You must start at the ‘start’ square and count each step after that to see how many squares it takes to get to each of the different items. You should draw a picture or write the word for the item and put the number next to this to express how many steps were taken to reach it.
ICT challenge Friday 10th July 2020:
I’d like you to make a pictures of the seaside by using the following game. Your grown ups can send me pictures of your finished picture.
Literacy home learning challenge Thursday 9th July 2020:
I have been thinking about lots of my favourite things from the seaside. Today I’d like you to guess what things I have been thinking about by looking closely at the picture and guessing what it is that you think you can see. I’d like you to have a go at writing the initial sound (the first letter in the word) or the full word to explain what you think each of the pictures are of. You can label each of the pictures with numbers eg. 1. You could also draw pictures of these things if you wish!
Maths home learning challenge Thursday 9th July 2020:
Today I’d like you to have a look at the pictures attached below. I’d like you to identify and discuss which shapes you can see in each of the pictures and what each of the shapes have been used for. I’d like you to either label or write down each of the shapes that have been used or have a go at drawing some of these shapes yourselves.
Challenge: Have a go at drawing one of the different seaside items by using different 2D shapes.
Today I’d like you to start by watching the following video clips about going to the seaside. Watch and listen carefully to what Paddington and Eliiyah do whilst at the seaside.
I’d then like you to discuss what things you would like to do if you went to the seaside. I’d like you to draw pictures or/and label the following things:
-3 things that you would like to do at the seaside.
-Who you would like to go with.
-Why you would like to do those things.
Your grown ups can write a little description of what your pictures are underneath them.
Maths home learning challenge Wednesday 8th July 2020:
Today I’d like you to start by listening to and watching the following number song.
I’d then like you to have a go at completing the following number game. You must work out which number apple is missing and click this to add this to the number sequence.
After that, I’d like you to have a go at filling in the missing numbers in the seaside picture. This time, you must write the numbers correctly to fill in the missing numbers.
Literacy home learning challenge Tuesday 7th July 2020:
Today I’d like you to start by watching the following clip about Barnaby bear’s trip to the seaside. Watch and listen carefully to find out what Barney bear did on his trip.
I’d then like you to make a timeline of some of the events that happened during Barnaby bears visit to the seaside. Start by drawing a line in the middle of your paper, then draw pictures of the events that happened around this and in order of what happened first, next and last if you can. Your grown ups can scribe what you picture is underneath your drawing.
Maths home learning challenge Tuesday 7th July 2020:
Barnaby bear would like to buy some ice-cream from the ice-cream shop at the seaside, although he is unsure how much of the ice-creams cost.
Today I’d like you to help Barnaby bear to work out how much each of the ice-creams cost. Start by counting each of the pennies and writing down the number to express how much each ice-cream costs.
Then I’d like you to have a go at the following challenge.
-Barnaby bear has 6 pennies. Which and how many ice-creams can he buy?
Literacy home learning challenge Monday 6th July 2020:
This week we are going to explore ‘summer and holidays’.
I’d like you to start by making a mind map (an example of this has been attached below), by drawing pictures of things that remind you of or that you think about when you think of summer or holidays; this could be places, clothing, food or something else.
Challenge: Label your pictures.
Maths home learning challenge Monday 6th July 2020:
Today I’d like you to count how many of each of the different summer/holiday items that you can see on the picture. I’d like you to count each of the different items accurately and write the number to express how many there are.
I’d like you to count the following items:
-Bucket and spades
Phonics challenge Friday 3rd July 2020:
Today I’d like you to have a go at playing ISpy with your family. You must guess/describe the animal by using the initial sound (the first sound in the name of the animal). This activity is all about recognising the initial sounds of words.
Literacy home learning challenge Friday 3rd July 2020:
Today I’d like you to start by listening to the nursery rhyme ‘Old McDonald had a farm’, you can listen to both versions of the song or choose one. Join in with the song and create each of the noises that the animals make throughout.
I’d then like you to create your own farm and your own version to the nursery rhyme. You can create your farm in any way that you like; you may choose to use your animal toys, make some of the animals using creative resources, paint or draw your farm. Once you have created your farm, I’d like you to sing your own version of the nursery rhyme ‘old McDonald had a farm’ by singing your name then ‘had a farm’ showing each of the animals throughout the song. Your grown ups can send me videos of you performing your song with the farm that you have created or pictures of the farm that you have created.
Maths home learning challenges Friday 3rd July 2020:
Today I’d like you to help Old McDonald to work out how many of the different animals that he has on his farm. You must count each of the animals accurately and write the number to express the amount of each animal. Try to write the word or the first letter/sound in the name of the animal and the number next to it eg. pig = 5.
PE home learning challenge Thursday 2nd July 2020:
Today is PE day! I’d like you to have a go at completing the following farm animal workout. Have fun!
Literacy home learning challenge Thursday 2nd July 2020:
Today we are going to have a look at the story ‘Topsy and Tim go to the farm’.
Start by having a look and listening to the story by clicking the link below.
I’d then like you to draw or paint the farm that Topsy and Tim visit. You need to include each of the different things that they see in the story on your drawing/painting, so make sure that you listen to the story well and remember what Topsy and Tim see.
Maths home learning challenges Thursday 2nd July 2020:
In the story Topsy and Tim get introduced to lots of different things on the farm. I’d like you to have a go at drawing, making or finding pictures or toys of each of the different things that they see. I’d also like you to write the number to express the amount of each of the things that you have drawn.
-Topsy choose 6 eggs to go into her box, 3 white and 3 brown eggs
Literacy home learning challenge Wednesday 1st July 2020:
Today I’d like you to start by watching the following video about Lambs. The section about lambs ends at 4 minutes 30 seconds but you can continue to watch the rest of the video if you wish.
I’d then like you to create a fact file about lambs. I’d like you to include a drawing or painting of a lamb and different facts about lambs. You may include facts about what a lamb is, what lambs like to eat/drink and any other facts that you learnt about lambs from the video. You may choose to write some words to express your facts, label them with the initial sound of the word or your grown up can scribe your facts around your drawing/painting for you.
Maths home learning challenge Wednesday 1st July 2020:
Today I’d like you to put each of the lambs in order of size, starting with the biggest to the smallest. I have included a blank copy of the sheet for you to print and cut out each of the lambs to stick them in the correct order. I have also included a version with numbers on each of the lambs, so that you can write down which number lamb is the biggest, all the way to the smallest if you do not have a printer available at home.
This week we are going to have a look at farm animals.
Today I’d like you to use your knowledge of different farm animals to try and guess what farm animal that I am thinking of. I’d like you to draw a picture or write the word to describe what animal you think it is. You could research some pictures of different farm animals to help you with your answer.
Here are the animal descriptions:
-Animal 1: This animal has a curly tail, it is mostly pink and it likes to roll around in the mud. What animal am I thinking of? Draw or write your answer next to ‘1.’
-Animal 2: This animal is black and white. We also get milk from this animal and it makes a ‘moo’ sound. What animal am I thinking of? Draw or write your answer next to ‘2’.
-Animal 3: This animal is white and very fluffy. It makes a ‘baaaa’ sound. What animal am I thinking of? Draw or write your answer next to ‘3’.
Challenge: Can you describe one of the animals for Miss Scott and Mrs Ellor to guess? You could write your descriptions or your grown ups can scribe this for you.
Maths home learning challenge Tuesday 30th June 2020:
Today I’d like you to use your counting skills to count the amount of each of the different farm animals on the picture. I have posted a picture of the animals that you must count below. You need to simply count each of the animal pictures to find out how many of each animal that there are. You must then write down the number to express the amount of each of the farm animals.
Remember your counting skills:
-Always Start by counting from the number 1.
-Count each picture only once.
This week we are going to explore farm animals.
Today I’d like you to listen carefully to the animal noises on the following game. You need to guess which animal that is making that noise and I’d like you to draw a picture of each of the animals that you hear. Listen carefully to see how many of the different farm animals that you can name and identify. There are also some other types of animals in the game, see if you can distinguish between the different types of animals.
Challenge: Can you label each of your drawings with the name of the animal or the initial sound (the first sound in the word) for each of the different animals that you hear?
Maths home learning challenge Monday 29th June 2020:
Today I’d like you to start by watching the following video about shapes.
I’d then like you to go on a ‘shape hunt’ around your home and collect lots of different shaped items. I’d like you to discuss the shape of each of the different items that you find, categorising each of the different items.
I’d like like you to make 2 different farm animals of your choice using the different shaped items that you found. I’d like you to name/label each of the different shapes that you use and explain which part of the animal you have used that particular shape for.
Choose from the following animals:
Literacy/Science home learning challenge Friday 26th June 2020:
I was very impressed with all of the fantastic boats that you created yesterday for the little boy and penguin in the story.
In relation to the story, today we are going to conduct an experiment about what items float and what items sink.
Start by watching this video about floating and sinking.
I’d then like you to find some items in your home and find out if they float or if they sink. I’d like you to make a list by drawing the items that float on one side, and the items that sink on the other.
Lost and found story:
Maths home learning challenge Friday 26th June 2020:
Today we are going to have a look at both adding and taking away. Remember all of the different skills that you have developed this week and also your fantastic counting skills.
I’d like you to complete the following numberblocks quiz.
Your grown ups should guide you through each of the questions explain whether you should add or take away. You must complete the questions practically, by collecting the correct amount of items and adding or taking away as it comes up on the game.
Literacy home learning challenge Thursday 25th June 2020:
I loved all of the fantastic posters that you created for the penguin that had been found in the story yesterday. I have attached the story below if you would like to listen to the story again today before completing today’s activity.
In the story the boy needs a way to get to the South Pole to help take the penguin home. Today I’d like you to create your own boat or type of transport for the boy and the penguin, in order for them to get to the South Pole. You could create this using different creative resources such as boxes, empty containers or you may choose to draw or paint your boat/type of transport.
Maths home learning challenge Thursday 25th June 2020:
Today we are going to continue to look at taking away, but we are going to complete this by following the instructions and numbers sentences on the following game.
I’d like you to have a go at completing the game by recognising the numbers and taking away the correct amount. Your grown ups need to help and guide you through each step of the game with how many items to get and how many items to take away. You must start by looking and identifying the first number on the number sentence and go and collect this amount of objects from inside your home. Then look at the next number, how many do you need to take away? Take the correct amount away to find out the answer.
This game is all about recognising numbers as well as exploring number and what happens when an amount is taken away. Don’t worry too much about the children recognising the symbols in the number sentences and they will need lots of guidance into completing the game and exploring quantity and what happens when an amount is taken away. By the end of the activity the children will start to begin to recognise that a group of objects change when things are taken away and they will be beginning to count how many items are left in the group and click the correct answer on the game to express this.
🐞We think that the very lazy ladybird would like to sleep in...
Incy wincy spider!🕷
Today we have researched lots of facts about spiders and we have been singing the rhyme ‘incy wincy spider’ with our family!
We used lots of different shapes to create something unique!🔵🔺🟨
This weeks maths home learning challenges have required the children to recognise shapes within the environment. With the different shaped items that the children have found throughout the week, they created something unique and used the shapes appropriately for their chosen creation.
Spreading positivity with rainbows!
This week Nursery have been making beautiful rainbows at home, as part of Wednesdays home learning challenge! I have really enjoyed seeing the different, unique ways which each child has chosen to create their rainbow!
Well done everybody, they are fantastic! 🌈😀
To continue reading your child’s reading journey at home, I have set up an account for you all to use to access some online reading books, although it is free to sign up yourselves too if you’d like to.
-Click the following link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
-Next click the top right corner
-Click the top link called ‘class login’
Class username: nurserystmaries
Have a look at the books for ages 3-4 years. Some of the books are available for you to read to your child and some of the books are picture books which will enable your child to start to tell a story by using the pictures displayed in the book.
To find this click:
2.Choose the age category 3-4
3.You’re free to choose a story to share together.
If your child is familiar with some sounds and is beginning to read simple words, you may allow them to have a go at reading some books with basic words in.
To find this:
2.Click ‘book band’
3.Click ‘book band: ‘Pink level 1’
Let me know how your child gets on with these books. If you are struggling to find the book that you need or if there are any questions that you have regarding this, please email me.
This term in Communication, Language and Literacy we will be exploring lots of different books and stories including: The Mitten, The Magic Paintbrush, Goldilocks and the three bears and The three little pigs.
This term in maths, we continue to explore shape and space, making arrangements with shapes to represent objects. Along with this we will continue to explore the language of size and use positional language. We will also continue to match numeral to quantity and compare groups of objects.
In understanding the world we will begin to explore our community and celebrations.
This term in expressive arts and design we will use our imagination to recreate stories, characters and objects using different resources within our environment.
This term in RE we will begin to explore celebrations within our community and celebrations at the Parish. We would love to see the different celebrations that you have been too, please share this in your learning together book.
We have loved exploring the story of the gigantic turnip. We have been exploring this story within our environment, making turnips using playdough, exploring the vegetable patch including different vegetables and items needed to grow turnips, printing using turnips and different vegetables and collaging our own turnips. We have even planted our own turnip seeds, we can’t wait for them to harvest!
After dinner time we were so shocked to find out that the gingerbread man had escaped from our oven! We explored the spice ginger each looking and smelling the ginger and discussing what the ginger looked and smelt like. We then carefully passed around the gingerbread man, being extremely careful that he did not run away, to discuss what he looked and smelt like. The gingerbread man had left us some tasty gingerbread treats for snack... they were delicious!
Today we learnt about lent. We discussed lent, speaking about what lent is, why lent happens and when lent happens; we also discussed why we make pancakes on pancake day with the ingredients flour, eggs and milk. We then watched Peppa Pig and her family make pancakes which helped us to remember the method used to make the pancake batter. After that we used milk, flour and eggs to make the pancake batter together. We then cooked the pancakes, chose our own toppings and tasted the pancakes...yummy!
This week we have been taking part in Children’s Mental Health Week. We have been talking about our feelings and emotions. We worked in our key worker groups and discussed the different emotions that we may feel and why we might feel like this. Then we each shared experiences of times when we have been happy and sad.
This week we have been exploring the story ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’. In groups we used milk and porridge oats to make porridge. We then tasted the porridge just like Goldilocks... it was just right! 🥣🥄
This week we have been exploring Chinese new year! The children have loved making noodles using playdough, making Chinese dragons, painting our sounds using Chinese symbols and using chopsticks to write Chinese number symbols in the glitter! We have also tasted Chinese food, yum!
Today we have been exploring ice as part of our topic 'winter'.
We investigated what happened when ice was put into the fridge, on top of the radiator and on the table in the classroom, this is what happened...
Handa’s Surprise fruit taste test!
We had lots of fun tasting the fruits from Handa’s basket! We described the taste of each fruit and expressed if we liked or disliked the fruits.