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Monday 18th January 2020

NURSERY PUPILS WILL NOW ACCESS SEESAW THIS COMING WEEK- 18TH JANUARY FOR THEIR ACTIVITIES AND NOT BE REQUIRED TO DO ACTIVITIES ON THE WEBSITE.  

 

This coming week- 18th January will be the last week for online learning on this platform. 

From Monday 25th January ALL work for Nursery and Reception will be posted on SeeSaw. This platform is simply amazing. Nursery have already been trialling it this week. 

 

Codes will be sent out to to you via Parent Pay this coming week. If you have not received your seesaw codes for Reception Class by Thursday then please contact either myself or the school so that we can get these sent to you before Monday 25th. 

 

We are so excited by this new platform as it provides your children with opportunities to record their work in different ways at a touch of a button, giving them ownership of their work. 

 

This week I have added some surprises for your children. When they click on some of the links it will take them to a Video recording of myself. I hope they like this. These will now be used alongside the live sessions. 

 

Pre- recorded phonic sessions will also be posted this week so that your children can have a RWI lesson delivered by myself in the comfort of their own homes. 

 

It is hoped these sessions will be most beneficial to them. 

 

I have included a timetable in the 'Live Session' folder on this website with the dates and times these sessions will take place this coming week. We will also be having 2 catch up sessions per week. These sessions will just be purely well being check ins. You are not expected to attend the 2 catch up sessions. 

 

May I please ask that you do NOT access the Literacy activity posted until AFTER the live session on Monday.

Also it would be beneficial for your child to have completed the first Maths activity on Days of the Week before the live session.

After the live sessions follow up activities will then be posted to be completed.

 

Thank you all so much once again for all the hard work and effort you have put into the learning this week. I am so proud of all the children and grateful to be their teacher. 

Week Beginning 11th-15th January 2021

Theme- Winter

We hope that you had a very good weekend. Congratulations to Sienna and Aylah from Nursery and Megan from Reception who were all awarded with pupil of the week for their brilliant efforts with their Home Learning. However despite having to choose 1 or 2 pupils for the award, we just want to say that we are so very proud of you ALL for the work that you are doing at home. 

Here's to another successful week of home school learning with the added excitement of our Live Learning Session on Monday at 12.00pm (Reception) and 12.30pm (Nursery)

 

Please scroll down to the end of this weeks Learning Tasks to view a very important message about Monday's live lesson. 

 

Activity 1- Literacy

Click on the link below to listen to a very special story 'Jack Frost' by Kazuno Kahara

 

Talk to your parents to see if you can answer these questions below

 

-What appeared on the window?

-What did the little boy do with Jack Frost?

-Why couldn't the boy mention anything warm in front of Jack?

- What did the boy find in the woods one day?

-Why was the spell broken?

-Where had Jack Frost gone?

 

What activities would you like to do if you met Jack Frost in your garden?

Think about what activities you most like to do when it snows.  

Some suggestions might be- make a snowman, throw snowballs, make patterns on windows, go sledging, make snow angels, make snow castles, make an igloo etc. 

 

Draw a picture and mark make a sentence to match. 

Nursery can ask parents to scribe for them

Reception can use use Fred talk to sound out letters in the words. 

Begin with the sentence starter

 

If I met Jack Frost I would ..................................................

 

 

 

 

Activity 2

When you go outside to play in the snow you need to dress up warm to keep you from getting cold.

Make a list of all the items that you will need to wear to keep you safe and warm outside. 

You can have fun doing this. 

If you have very large pieces of paper (or sellotape lots of small pieces together) then you can go around the house on a special treasure hunt. Find ALL the clothing that you need for a day playing in the snow. 

Place these items 1 underneath each other on the large sheets of paper so that this will look like a giant list of clothing. You can then mark make or Fred talk the words next to the items. This will be your list of clothing needed. Take photographs and send them to us. Have fun. The pictures below show you the types of things you might need for a day in the snow. 

Remember lists are items 1 underneath each other. 

Activity 3

Design your own hat, scarf, gloves, coat or boots.

You only need to choose 1, but if you want to then you can do more.

Draw your own template and make sure they are big enough for your designs. 

Draw patterns on them using pens, pencils, crayons or paint. 

Start at the left side of the drawings and end at the right hand side. 

You can include zig zags, curvy lines, straight lines, bendy lines, shapes etc. 

We look forward to seeing your lovely designs. 

Below show you different types of designs. Have fun! Be Creative!

Remember mark making left to right and drawing shapes and patterns are very important skills.  

Activity 4

Click on the link below. 

Listen to the snowflake song. 

We would like you to perform a dance to the song.

You can move up, down and touch the ground just as though you are the snowflakes. 

We would also like you to try and sing along to the song.

Practice this song every day for 5 minutes. 

At the end of the week we would love to see a video of you dancing and singing to the song. 

To make this performance even more special please can you make a snowflake hat, mask or snowflakes to attach to your clothes. 

We cannot wait to hear how wonderful you perform and remember the song. Have fun!!!!!

I have also included a link to a dance made up by children for you to look at. 

Below are some pictures of snowflakes to help you with your creative designs. 

Topic- Signs of Winter- Activity 1

Think about what happens in the winter time. 

What happens to the weather?

Why do we need to wear extra clothes?

Think back to the story of Jack Frost. 

When/where do we see signs that Jack Frost is around? 

Click on the Powerpoint below to explore and learn all about the different signs of Winter. 

 

Go for a winters walk. This may even be into your garden. 

Look for signs of winter. 

Take photographs and send them to us. 

Look out for snow, frost and frost patterns bare trees, icicles, animals getting ready to hibernate. Have fun. You can get your parents to record you talking about these different signs. 

 

If you have access to a printer then you can print out our Winter Checklist. This will help remind you of all the different signs. You can tick them off as you see them. If you do not have a printer then do not worry. Look at the pictures and search for them on your walk and take pictures and send them to us. 

Winter Senses Walk- Activity 2

Last week you were asked to use your senses on a gratitude walk around your local area. 

This week we would like you to once again use your senses but this time we would like you to link them to the winters walk above. 

 

Before we ask you to look at the powerpoint on using your senses in Winter we would like you to watch the short video below from Cosmic kids which explains the importance of mindfulness for kids and how walking can help keep your mind happy and healthy.

Use some of these mindful exercises when you go for your walk. 

 

Listen- What can you hear?

Smell- What can you smell?

Touch- What can you feel around you? 

Sight- What can you see around you? 

Now click on the powerpoint link below to look at how we use our senses during winter. 

Now you are ready for your walk. 

Remember to wrap up warm. 

Use those 5 senses to explore the beauty of the world around you. 

You can record your walk by talking photographs or asking your parents to scribe the different experiences back at home, or you can record yourselves talking. You could even ask your parents to help you write a Winter Senses Poem. 

The most important thing to remember is that you are having some daily exercise and learning all about the signs of winter and the beauty of using your senses to appreciate the wonderful world around us. 

 

Here are some examples to help you of how a senses poem could start. 


I can smell the cool crisp air of winter- 'SMELL'

I can see the frozen icicles hanging from the trees 'SIGHT'

I can touch the cold dry snow as I make a snowman  -'TOUCH'

I can hear the birds singing in the sky-'HEARING'

Topic-Activity 3-SCIENCE

Nature Inspired Ice Art Work

What happens to water when it gets cold? It turns to ice. 

On your winter's walk when you are exploring your outside area, collect interesting natural materials as you go. You could include leaves, twigs, berries, cones etc

 

When you get back from your walk place the natural materials into a small tray/ container/dish and cover completely with water.

 

Add some length of string to the water, making sure it touches the bottom of the tray or container. Take this tray/dish/container out into the garden and leave it out overnight. 

  

What do you think will happen to the water during the cold night?

Will the water change?

Why?

 

In the morning, carefully take the ice out of the tray/dish/container.

Use the string to hang your ‘nice ice’ from trees and bushes.

 

What do you think will happen to the water?

Do you think the ice will stay frozen?

Why does the water change?

How will the object escape from the ice?

Will the ice change back to water? How?

How long do you think it will take to melt?

 

Take photographs of your designs to show us. 

One of our Nursery Pupils Kitty went off exploring the outside area last week with her mum and brothers. 

Her Mum did this brilliant nature activity with her. 

Here are some of the pictures to show you. 

Also below we have included some pictures of ice art work for you to base your designs on. Have fun. 

 

Topic- Creative-Painting with ice

You will need:

 

 

  • an ice tray
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • food coloring 
  • popsicle sticks (craft sticks)
  • paper
  • bowls

 

Fill an ice tray with water then empty the water into a bowl. This allows you to have the correct amount of water for the tray.

Whisk the flour into the water so that the ice has a less watery consistency. Pour the flour water 4 blocks at a time into the ice tray then into another bowl.

Do this 4 times into 4 bowls for 4 colors. Add your food coloring to these bowls. I have about 4 drops of color in each bowl.

Now pour the color flour water into the ice mold so that you have 4 ice blocks of each color.

 

 

Put your popsicle sticks into the color water. Put the ice tray in the deep freeze for a few minutes before adding the sticks so that the sticks can balance without having them go all over the place when you move the tray.

Depending on your freezer, if you make these in the morning they should be ready by afternoon to play with.

Twist the ice tray to loosen the ice blocks and make it easier to remove them for painting.

Take the color ice out of the freezer 5 minutes before the activity so that it can melt a bit before use.

Use a tray for your paper to minimize mess.

Now have fun painting with the coloured ice. 

Send us lots of pictures. 

Purple Mash

We have set lots of lovely activities for you to do on purple mash. 

You will need your purple mash log in details that were sent to you with your HWB log ins. 

When you log in can you complete the following activities set:

 

-Decorate clothes for the winter

-Create a winters tree scene

-Make and decorate a snowman

-Decorate a winters jumper

 

Maths

SNOWMAN SHAPE PICTURES

Listen to the song below to recap on the shape names. Sing along. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEbRDtCAFdU

 

You can also play the shape games below to recap on the shape names. 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

 

Make a 2D shape snowman by using different shapes. 

How many different shapes can you use? 

 

Use the pictures to help you. Send us your designs.

You can also print out the snowman templates below to create extra shape snowmen

 

 

COUNTING FORWARDS TO 10 (NURSERY AND RECEPTION)

Click on the link below to count to 10 with Jack Hartman. 

COUNTING FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS FROM 10

Click on the link below from last week to keep practicing counting forwards and backwards within 10. 

USING NUMBER LINES 

1 MORE

Click on the link below to explore using number lines to work out 1 more

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du6JHupzwVo

 

Now play the games below to consolidate 1 more than within 10. 

 

http://www.hbschool.com/activity/numberline1_5_04/

 

http://www.eduplace.com/cgi-bin/schtemplate.cgi?template=/kids/mw/manip/mn_popup.thtml&filename=nmbl_prim&title=Number%20Line&grade=1

 

Practical Activities

You will need 2x sets of Number cards 1-10. Create a number line together in the correct order from 1-10 and keep another set for working. 

Print the examples below or create your own  on paper if you do not have access to a printer. 

 

Choose a number card within 10.

Count out the correct number of objects underneath the number card. 

Use the number line to work out 1 more-add 1 more object. How many now?

See the picture below to help you. 

Can you extend to 2 more than?

Use the number line you  to help you move 2 spaces to find the answer. 

Take photographs. 

ACTIVITY - NUMBER FORMATION

Click on the link below to listen to Jack Hartman and how he counts and forms his numbers. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfcbWmASibk

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzmB0GoEKkA

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVzXKfr6e8

 

Practice forming the numbers 1-5, 1-10 and 1-20. 

- using chalk out in the garden

-Using shaving foam on the table 

-Painting the numbers

-Using pencils, felts etc

 

ORDERING BY SIZE

Click on the games below to consolidate your knowledge of size. 

If you have access to a printer then you can print the activity below and cut them out ready. 

If you do not have access to a printer then do not worry. 

We are going to be looking at size ordering.

If you are using the printed items you  can sort the snowmen and other items from the shortest snowman to the tallest snowman etc

If not use anything you can find e.g. find different sized sticks from the garden, wool, ribbon, cutlery etc

Can you order theses from the shortest to the longest, smallest to the biggest. 

Take photographs. 

 

Get a piece of paper. Get your parents to draw a line. 

Can you draw  a longer line? 

Can you draw a shorter line? 

 

If you have string or wool. Cut different lengths. 

Can you order the different lengths from the shortest to the longest? 

Take pictures. 

 

Find an object e.g. a sock, a car, a dinosaur etc

Can you use e.g. pasta or 1p coins or sweets to make a longer line than the sock, car, dinosaur? 

Take photographs. 

 

The vocabulary to use and develop is taller than, shorter than,  longer than, longest, shortest, tallest etc.

Ongoing Tasks

-Set 1 / Set 2 RWI sounds - Every day you can access RWI sound lessons through you tube for extra consolidation. 

 

Use the websites below to consolidate alphabet, CVC words and number recognition. 

 

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-initial-sound-games.html (Alphabet)

 

https://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html (Alphabet)

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html# (CVC)

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2020

Congratulations to both Nursery and Reception. You have been truly amazing this term and have brightened up our days. It is a pleasure to be your teachers. We are so proud of each and every one of you and you should be proud of all the hard work and efforts you have put in to make this term so successful. 

We really hope that you all have a very special Christmas with your family and a good rest. 

As we are finishing slightly earlier than planned we have put a few activities that you MIGHT like to do at home during this week. Thank you once again for being so special. 

Nadolig Llawen

Oddi Wrth

Mrs Long a Mrs Terrett

 

Home Learning

Week Beginning 14th December 2020

Here are some fun activities that you can do online. 

 

Decorate the Christmas Tree

Decorate the Christmas Tree. Click on the link below. Can you decorate the Christmas Tree by clicking and dragging the decorations into place. 

Continue the Christmas Patterns

At the top of the page you will find a Christmas Pattern. There will be 1 missing. Ca you click on the train and drag to the top to complete the pattern.

If you find these patterns easy then you can click on Level 2 and Level 3 for more challenging patterns. Have fun! 

Teddy Bear Presents

Click on the numbers 1-5, 1-10 or 1-20. 

Look at the number that Teddy gives you on the screen and click and drag the correct number of presents to give to Teddy Bear

Christmas Gingerbread Men

Ordering- Click on numbers 1-5 or 1-10. Count the number of spots on each of the gingerbread men and order them from the smallest amount of spots to the largest amount of spots e.g. 1,5,7, 10 etc

Matching-   Click on the numbers 1-5 or 1-10. Count the spots on the gingerbread men and drag to the correct numbered baking tray  

Counting- Click on numbers 1-5 or 1-10. Count the number of spots on the gingerbread man and click on the correct number. 

Christmas Symmetry

Click on the Christmas Pictures. Look at the first half of the picture. Can you find the matching symmetrical picture. Click on the second half to complete the picture. 

Christmas Wordsearch (RECEPTION)

Look at the words listed. Look at the letters in the grid.

Can you find the words?

Click on each letter to complete the word. 

Christmas Memory Match

Click on the circles to reveal a picture.

Click on another circle. 

Can you find the matching pictures? 

Advent Interactive Calendar

Each day click on the door of the Advent Calendar.

Complete the interactive games for each day. Have fun. 

You can go back and click on all the days that have passed. 

Musical Christmas Wreath

Click on the wreath to begin. 

Listen to the tune and look at the coloured baubles,

Can you copy the tune by clicking on the correct baubles? 

Santa's Room

Click on the different items in Santa's room to play different interactive games. 

Play- Complete the Teddy Stacker- Click the coloured pieces in the correct size order to complete the Teddy game. 

Football Game- Click on the football. Keep clicking on the ball to keep the ball in the air. 

Train Game- Click on the pieces of the train to put it back together in the correct order Use the picture to help you. 

Truck Game- Click on the truck to place the coloured pieces back together again 

Chair game- Click on the chair. Choose a level. Use your mouse and space bar to shoot the ball into the blocks at the top. 

The Christmas Story

Click on the link below. 

Listen to the First Christmas Story. 

Nativity Scene

Can you draw or create a Nativity Scene using a variety of different materials. 

This scene should include:

  • Baby Jesus in the manger
  • Mary
  • Joseph

 

You can also include if you would like to:

  • The Three Wise Men
  • The Shepherds
  • Stable Animals

 

Here are a few examples for you to look at. 

 

We would love to see your designs.

Please can you send them to us so that we can tweet them and show everyone your wonderful work. 

Our e mail addresses are:

nlong@st-marys.merthyr.sch.uk

lgriffiths@st-marys.merthyr.sch.uk

 

Watch a Pantomine

Grab some popcorn. Get a blanket and cuddle up. 

Click on the link  to watch the Pantomine that the school has kindly organised for you all.

Enjoy!

Festive Fun Activity List

Here is a list of some activities that you might like to dip into over this festive period. 

Click on the link to view clearly. 

Have fun. Send us pictures if you manage to tick some off. 

Enjoy your time together. 

We know that not all these activities can be done due to COVID restrictions but try as many as you can.

The most important thing we ask is that you HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in January.

Thank you

Mrs Long

Mrs Terrett

Foundation Phase Staff

Christmas Tree Fun Activities

Click on the link below to find 12 activities for you to do with your family over Christmas. 

Have fun!!!!!!!

CROESO- WELCOME

Welcome to our new school year.

We are so looking forward to working with your beautiful children this year and creating new memories together. 

This term our topic is 'Time to Explore'. During this topic we will be exploring, ourselves, Autumn and seasonal changes and we will also be exploring mini topics of Bonfire Night, Divali and Christmas. 

Meet our beautiful children.

 

Nursery Class 2020

Here are our beautiful Nursery Class of 2020

Reception Class 2020

Here are the beautiful Reception Class of 2020

Click on the link below to access our Topic Web for the Autumn Term 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 13th July

Theme-Summer Safety

We hope that you all had a very good and restful weekend . Congratulations to Alexander

from Nursery and Rihan and Alicia from Reception/Year 1 who were all awarded Pupil of the Week for Home Learning. I hope you and your families are well and you are continuing to have fun and stay safe at home. 

 

We had a successful second week back at school and this week will be our third and final bubble sessions before the summer break. 

 

Even though some pupils are back in school Home Learning will still continue THIS WEEK. This will be the last week of Home Learning. Summer Holidays will begin this Friday 17th July. We are so very grateful to all you parents for your hard work in teaching your children at home over this difficult period. You have done an amazing job and should be very pleased with yourselves. Have a wonderful summer making memories. Keep safe and we look forward to normality in September. 

 

KEEPING SAFE IN THE SUMMER SUN

Over the next week we are going to be looking at the story ' Sammy Seagulls Summer Safety Story'. Click on the link below to read the Powerpoint story. 

ACTIVITY 1

There are lots of things to remember to keep safe in the sun. 

Make a Sun Safety leaflet/poster on the things we need to do to keep safe.

Use pictures and simple words. e.g. Wear a hat, Wear sunglasses etc

Use the pictures below to help you and listen to the Minions sun safety tips by clicking on the link below

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UWvqNeqX6E

 

ACTIVITY 2

Pack a bag for a day at the beach. 

You can use REAL items from around the house including a beach bag. 

Record yourselves telling us what each of these items are and why they are important to take to the beach. 

If you do not have any of the things you need to stay safe in the sun at home then you can DRAW a  large outline of a beach bag and draw or stick pictures of the things you would take to keep safe in the sun onto the bag outline. 

ACTIVITY 3

Design a summer T-shirt. 

If you have a plain white t shirt at home then you can use your t shirt to draw your own designs on. 

If not you can draw a template of a t shirt and be creative with your designs. 

Think about sun safety!

Maybe you can include some of the sun safety tips in your t shirt designs. 

We look forward to seeing your designs. 

ACTIVITY 4

Click on the links below to listen to sings about sun safety. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzA47J7QsVk

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKPP8qqA7cY

 

Below are 2 songs that you can learn to familiar tunes. Send us your videos of you singing/saying them. 

ACTIVITY 5

KEEPING SAFE AT THE BEACH

Click on the link below to listen to ways that we can stay safe at the beach. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpRS-kzvnvo

 

Now click on the powerpoint below to learn all about beach safety. 

Make a poster showing ways to keep safe at the beach.

You can list all the different ways or choose 1. Draw pictures to match. 

Use the pictures below to help you. 

ACTIVITY 6

Look at the poster and talk about all the things that are dangerous.

Record yourself talking about these dangers

ACTIVITY 7

Write a post card to one of your friends from your day at the beach. Use these points to help you. 

 

-Design a cover for your postcard

-Don't forget an address.

-Did this adventure happen yesterday or today?

-What did you do?

-What was the weather like?

-How did you feel?

-Think about how you will end the postcard. 

 

Use the pictures on postcards below to help you.

Nursery can design their cover and parents can act as a scribe or you can tell us in a video what your postcard would say. 

ACTIVITY 8

FUN ICE EXPERIMENT

In the summer time we all like to have ice in our drinks to make them nice and cold. 

Here is a fantastic magical experiment with ICE. It is fun. Have a go at home. 

Send us your pictures!

Click on the link below to watch the you tube video then complete the experiment. 

How many cubes of ice can you hold together on a string?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW_J0xxkIk4

 

You will need:

 

Ice cubes

Glass of water

String

Salt

ACTIVITY 9

SUMMER RECIPE FUN

Choose 1 of these fun summer recipies to make. 

You can make more if you are feeling adventurous. 

ACTIVITY 10

DRESS FOR A DAY AT THE BEACH

Print out the templates of a boy and a girl. 
Cut out the pictures of the clothes and dress them both for a day at the beach. 

Stick the clothes onto the template of the boy and girl with glue. 

If you do not have access to a printer then you can either draw a picture of yourself dressed for a day at the beach OR you can go around the house hunting for an outfit for the beach and what you will need and take photographs. 

MATHS

MONEY

Click on the links below to play the different coin games. 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=CountingOnInOnes

 

Now can you complete some of the activities below.

Remember if something costs 2p, you can use 2x1p coins or a  2p coin.

If something cost 5p, you can use 5x 1p coins or a 5p coin etc

 

Play shop.

Collect lots of summer  items around the house e..g. sunglasses, shorts, sun hat, t-shirt, swimming costume, beach towel, beach bag, sun cream, beach ball, arm bands etc

Make labels out of paper from 1p to 10p (Nursery) 1p-20p (Reception).

Children use coins to buy the items in the shop. 

Take photgraphs. 

If you have access to a printer then print out the sheets below and complete. 

I SPY HOW MANY ALTOGETHER

Play the games online below.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/addition/addition-to-10

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=WaystoMake

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=CountingOnInOnes

 

http://www.hbschool.com/activity/numberline1_5_04/

 

Print the 'I Spy' sheet below. 

How many altogether?

If you do not have access to a printer, write out the sums and find out the answers. 

SEASIDE MISSING NUMBERS

Click on the links below to explore counting, ordering and sequencing numbers within these different ranges. After exploring the websites click on the worksheets to complete. 

 

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/ngfl/ngfl-flash/numbers_eng/numbers_e.html

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/blast-off

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/chinese-dragon-ordering

 

Print the sheets below and fill in the missing numbers. 

If you do not have access to a printer, copy them out onto paper. 

SEASIDE COUNTING

Print out the sheets below. 

Count the different amounts of seaside objects and write the correct number. 

If you do not have access to a printer copy out the sheet onto paper with the answers. 

 

SEASIDE SHAPE PICTURES

Listen to the song below to recap on the shape names. Sing along. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEbRDtCAFdU

 

You can also play the shape games below to recap on the shape names. 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

 

Print out the shape pictures and shape templates below and use them to create the different seaside pictures. 

If you do not have access to a printer you can draw your own shape seaside pictures. 

NURSERY AWARDS

RECEPTION AWARDS

Week Beginning 6th July

Theme-Sam Plants a Sunflower

We hope that you all had a very good and restful weekend . Congratulations to Lochlan and Chelsea

from Nursery and Oliver and Morgan from Reception/Year 1 who were all awarded Pupil of the Week for Home Learning. I hope you and your families are well and you are continuing to have fun and stay safe at home. 

 

We had a very successful first week back at school and we are looking forward to another successful one this week. 

 

Even though some pupils are back in school Home Learning will still continue EVERY WEEK until the end of the school term. We are so very grateful to all you parents for your hard work in teaching your children at home. You are doing an amazing job. Keep it up!!!!!!!

 

Here's to a successful 1st week back in school and another successful week of home school learning. 

 

 

LITERACY

Over the next week we are going to be looking at the story ' Sam plants a sunflower'  by Kate Petty. Click on the link below to listen to the story. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpciGxqBYw0

 

ACTIVITY 1

Sam liked to spend his time lying in the sun. 

What do you like to do on sunny days. 

Draw pictures showing your favourite activities. 

Reception children can write sentences to match. 

Parents to act as scribe for Nursery children OR record children talking about what they like to do in the sun. 

Use the pictures to help you think of things to do in the sun. 

 

ACTIVITY 2

What did Sammy's sunflower need in order for it to grow?

Create a poster on what sunflowers need to grow. 

Draw or collage the sunflower and write simple words to show what plants need. 

Listen to this song to give you the information on what plants need to grow. You can also use the pictures to help you of posters. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nGrDl5_zrc 

ACTIVITY 3

Sunflowers are bright and colourful and make people smile as they remind us of the sun.

What makes you happy and what makes you smile?

Draw lots of sunflowers with a large middle. Look at the picture below. 

In the middle of the sunflower draw things and write what makes you smile and what makes you happy.

Things that make US happy include: 

-Our family

-Our friends

-Going on holidays

-Eating lovely food

-Our pets

-Walking

 

You may have lots of similar things to us but you might have lots of other things that make you happy. Can you do at least 5 sunflowers with 5 different things that make you happy. When you have finished colouring them in and stick them onto large paper to make a field of sunflowers. 

ACTIVITY 4

Sunflower rhymes

Choose ONLY 1 rhyme/song

Can you learn the rhyme?

Record yourself singing the rhyme and send to us. 

You might want to make some sunflowers to accompany the song/rhyme. 

MATHS

ACTIVITY 1

Click on the games below to explore  counting within 10. 

 

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

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/gingerbread-man-game

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

 

Print out the numbered sunflowers below 1-10  for Nursery and 1-20 for Reception. 

Lay the flowers on the floor in the correct sequential order from 0-10 and 0-20.

Count out into the middle of the sunflowers, seeds/sunflower seeds or whatever small objects you have to match the numbers on the sunflowers. 

If you do not have access to a printer then just draw numbered sunflowers.

ACTIVITY 2

Click on the song below to recap on the shape names. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfRuLS-Vnjs

 

Click on the games below to explore shape. 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

 

A sunflower has lots of different shapes. 

Can you make a sunflower using lots of different shapes. 

TOPIC

GROW A SUNFLOWER- SUMMER CHALLENGE

Click on the link below and watch the video which shows how Topsy and Tim plant their sunflower seeds. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwCe3zzNzL8

 

SUMMER COMPETITION

Grow a sunflower at home.

 

You will need: 

 

-A pot

-Soil

-Sunflower seeds

-Water

 

Plant a sunflower seed and transport it to the garden when it has started to grow. 

Remember to water it regularly. 

Take photographs of its growth and send to us. 

The winner will be announced at the end of August and a prize and certificate will be given the first week back in September. 

Good luck. Lets see who can grow the tallest sunflower. Remember we want photographic evidence. 

ACTIVITY 2

Click on the link below to watch a time lapse video of how a sunflower grows from a seed to a flower. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zst08tm9s6M

 

Click on the link below which shows us the life cycle of a sunflower and how it grows from seed to flower. 

Print the sheets below and sequence the growth of the sunflower from seed to flower in the correct order. 

If you do not have access to a printer then you can draw the different stages of growth.

ACTIVITY 3

Print out the 'label a flower' sheet below and write the different parts of a sunflower. 

If you do not have access to a printer then you can use the pictures to help you draw a sunflower and label it. 

ACTIVITY 4

Create your own sunflower

Use a variety of different craft materials. 

Be as creative as you want. 

We look forward to seeing your creations. 

ACTIVITY 5

VAN GOGH SUNFLOWERS

Look at the painting of Van Gogh 'Sunflowers'.

Create your own version of this vase of sunflowers using paint/crayons/colouring pencils etc

Ongoing Tasks

-Set 1 / Set 2 RWI sounds - watch the you tube lessons EVERY day Monday to Friday for extra consolidation. 

-Learn to recognise and read the 45 High Frequency Words. 

-Log into Purple Mash to complete tasks set where appropriate

-Use the websites below to consolidate alphabet, CVC words and number recognition. 

 

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-initial-sound-games.html (Alphabet)

 

https://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html (Alphabet)

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html# (CVC)

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PictureMatch.html (CVC)

 

NURSERY AWARDS

FRIDAY 3RD JULY

RECEPTION AWARDS

FRIDAY 3RD JULY

Week Beginning 29th June

Theme- Jasper's Beanstalk

We hope that you all had a very good and restful weekend . Congratulations to Megan and Kitty from Nursery and Julia and Jenny from Reception/Year 1 who were all awarded Pupil of the Week for Home Learning. I hope you and your families are well and you are continuing to have fun and stay safe at home. 

 

We would like to assure you all that this week we are so excited for the 1st week back in school and we are looking forward to seeing our children again. Parents please feel assured that they are in safe hands with us.

 

Even though some pupils are back in school Home Learning will still continue EVERY WEEK until the end of the school term. We are so very grateful to all you parents for your hard work in teaching your children at home. You are doing an amazing job. Keep it up!!!!!!!

 

Here's to a successful 1st week back in school and another successful week of home school learning. 

 

 

LITERACY

Over the next week we are going to be looking at the story 'Jaspers Beanstalk' by Nick Butterworth.  Click on the link below to listen to the story. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da6lxY_8jmU

 

ACTIVITY 1

Can you remember what Jasper did on each day of the week?

Monday- Jasper found a bean

Tuesday- He planted it

Wednesday- He watered it

Thursday- He dug and raked and sprayed  and hoed it

Friday- He picked up all then slugs and snails

Saturday- He mowed it

Sunday- He waited and waited and waited

Monday- He dug it up

 

Click on the link below to print out the cards and sequence in the correct order what Jasper did on each day. If you do not have access to a printer then you can draw pictures and write a simple sentence to show what he did each day. 

 

 

ACTIVITY 2

Choose a day and keep a diary of what you have been up do. 

Nursery can draw lots of pictures or you can take lots of photographs and create a video with the children telling us all about what you have done from the time you got up. 

You can use the examples of the diary extracts below to help you. 

Click on the powerpoint below which shows you what to include in a diary. 

Print out the template paper to write your diary if you have access to a printer. 

ACTIVITY 3

Jasper's beanstalk grew very tall.

Imagine that you planted a beanstalk and you woke up in the morning to find a huge beanstalk in your garden. You decide to climb it. 

Draw a picture of what you would like to find at the top.

What would you see?

Who would you see?

What adventures would you have?

Nursery parents can write your responses or video them and send to us. 

 

ACTIVITY 4

Below is a rhyme about Jasper's beanstalk to the familiar tune of Frere Jacques. 

Can you learn the rhyme? Send us videos of you singing the rhyme. 

You can print out the rhyme card if you have access to a printer. 

JASPER'S BEANSTALK

WRITING PATTERNS

If you have access to a printer these would be perfect for NURSERY to practice their pencil control and fine motor skills. 

If you do not have access to a printer then do not worry as you can use shaving foam on the table and copy the writing patterns from left to right. 

See the pictures ti help you. 

This activity is great fun with the shaving foam. 

MATHS ACTIVITIES

DAYS OF THE WEEK

Click on the links below to learn the Days of the week songs. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tx0rvuXIRg

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tx0rvuXIRg

 

Click on the link below to play the Days of the week game.