There’s nothing better than free resources to teach with and nature with all its elements has given us just that!
It’s Snow day ❄️☃️ how exciting.
So today’s suggested activities would be get outdoors and have some fun. There’s so much that can come from just talking about weather and it’s changes. Asking your child questions about what’s happened, happening or how it feels can increase their communication and language skills whilst experiencing sensory play. Their little minds when actively exploring will be thinking all sorts, areas of learning that we would be questioning them on or observing.
For example science and maths predictions ( how cool is science)
. What would happen if we added some warm water ?
. If it melts can you freeze it again ?
. Is that snow ball bigger or smaller than that one?
. How could you make it smaller or bigger?
. Do I need more snowballs or less to get to 5, if I have 3 here in my bucket?
I’ve created some photos just for some little ideas to look at.
Being creative with nature is always a fascinating thing to see. That’s see the future da Vinci’s amongst you🧑🏻🎨 👨🏾🎨
. Can you do a painting in the snow ?
. Can you use sticks, stones, leaves to decorate your snow picture?
. If you brought out your toys, I wonder what foot prints or patterns they make ?
. Can you make a home or den for the toys to play in ?
I’m pretty sure you don’t need me to tell you this, I’ve seen the evidence that proves to us all, that already you’re doing an amazing job!
Today Nursery is going ahead with a reading of Rosie’s walk at 2:30 on google classrooms,( fingers crossed 🤞🏻) please see your child’s evidence me parent share or an email from your child’s key worker for information about how to log on.
Today’s next steps challenge will be to see if your child can recall the story back to you.
Can they tell you about the characters or what happened to them?
Can they suggest a different ending perhaps ?
Also please see your child’s individual next steps set on the evidence me app for ideas. But remember there’s no pressure to do so. We know how hard it is for you especially parents working from home themselves. So have a cheeky dvd/ film night and snuggle up to your little ones and relax. ❤️
Wow children you stepped up to the challenges set to you yesterday,Amazing responses! from both our Lady Bugs room and Mighty Oaks. You’ve been working hard it’s clear to see.
So again let’s smile at these photos because not only do you look like your enjoying it, I see we’ve had a few celebrations 🎉 like birthdays and a newborn 👶 congratulations to Joshua and family your little brother Brody looks very happy having a cuddle.
We’re very happy to be receiving your lovely photos taken at home for home learning observations. These times are tricky and difficult to understand for most adults, but seeing how well your children are adapting to home learning is a pleasure and that’s down to you the parents and careers, so well done everyone.
Here are just a few more to make you smile today, how could you not? We have some very talented children. I see the future is bright with these little ones developing life skills and showing off some hidden talents. Star bakers and chefs, artists, and even mathematicians.
I’m so pleased to see your home learning photos coming through to evidence me. It’s clear to us all here that you’re all safe, well and happy at home doing all sorts of celebrations and learning activities.
Here’s some I would like to share with you. We have had some technical issues reported I’m sorry to hear this but hopefully we will get this sorted soon.
Next Wednesday the 20th ( morning only ) for Mighty oaks, we are going ahead with forest school and cooking sessions. For this all your child will need to bring in with them is their wellies, gloves and a hat.
Lady bugs are really concentrating on independent learning.
Their doing this by promoting the children to try things on their own first, with lots of praise and encouraging them as they do. The little things like trying to put their coat on and off, using cutlery to feed themselves and putting on and off their own shoes. Going to the toilet and washing their hands and getting their own things ready at home time.
Please share your photos through the evidence me app and your child’s key worker will place them into the correct area of objective to support their tracking.
In Mighty oaks nursery next week we are looking at the following non- negotiables to support literacy.
. We can listen and join in with stories.
This is a nice one for the children to be involved in story time at home by them recalling to you what happened in the story.
Do they recall the main characters?
Was they holding the book the right way up?
Did they want to turn the pages?
Looking at the pictures in the book, could they tell you what they think might be happening?
By looking at the characters faces, could they tell you if they are, happy, sad, angry?
. We can sometimes give meanings to the marks I make.
Get creative! This one is a great one simply get them to make makes with any resources you have at home, from colouring pens to flour, yes I said flour. Pour flour onto a surface and get them to make marks with their fingers. This can be used outside to with mud and sticks or at the moment take advantage of the ice and snow.
Can they tell you what they have drawn?
Can they tell you a story from their picture?
Then if you can send the photos through the evidence me app and your child’s key worker will add them to their profile.
We were very lucky today to have such a wonderful visit from Santa and Mrs Christmas. The children had a story read to them all about the magic of Christmas and saw Mrs Christmas make Santa’s favourite special mince pies 🥧, yummy. We then sang them both ‘Rudolph the red nose reindeer ‘they were very impressed. All the children in nursery will be going home with a little treat from Santa, how lucky are they. Don’t worry if you didn’t come in today Mrs Giordano has kept them very safe ready for you to collect them.
Newdale Primary and Nursery School
Tel: 01952 387720
Headteacher: Miss R Cook B.Ed (Hons) NPQH
School Business Manager: Mr John Griffiths