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January 2021 - Happy and Healthy

This half term our topic is 'Happy and Healthy'. We will be looking at lots of different things that we can do to keep ourselves healthy including exercise and our diet. We will explore different food groups and what the foods do to our bodies. We will also be thinking about how we can keep ourselves and others around us happy. We will also be celebrating Chinese New Year!  

The Nursery children will be continuing to work their way through Phase 1 of Letters and Sounds (Phonics programme). They will be working hard on rhyming words and alliteration. In Maths they will be continuing to learn numbers and the value of different numbers and will practise their counting. They will also begin to recognise 2D shapes. 

In Reception, the children have been working incredibly hard on Phase 2 phonics. They have practised reading and writing CVC words and are gaining confidence in writing simple captions. We will be moving onto Phase 3 phonics where we will begin to learn the next set of sounds. In Maths the children will continue to explore numbers to 20. They will begin adding and subtracting numbers using counters. They will also begin naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes. 

Getting ready for September 2020!

We are really excited for the children who will be joining us in our Foundation Stage Unit in Nursery and Reception in September. We would have normally been able to invite you to join us during our open week and to our information evening. At the moment this is unable to happen so we have attached a PowerPoint of what the classroom will look like. Look out for our information PowerPoint and a special video from us!

Here is what you have been waiting for ... a little message from Mrs Holmes and Miss Brennan! Click on the link to watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egT1Fv0SRJg  We have missed you all so much and cannot wait to see all your smilely faces on Tuesday! See you all soon! Mrs Holmes and Miss Brennan x 

NURSERY PARENTS - Follow this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDtyjM8gsU4&feature=youtu.be to see Miss Brennan go through one of the ways we teach aspects of phase 1 Phonics (rhyming, alliteration and oral blending and segmenting) through a game called silly soup. The children are very familiar with this game and they know the song so it should be an easy one to play with them...fingers crossed!
Please make sure you are pronouncing the pure sounds - here is a guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTe5_Em0BHQ

Check out some of the other videos on her channel to hear her reading stories and singing songs!

RECEPTION PARENTS - Follow this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U7R3wpSs6o&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR19WbhxzC1XBANcYh-VqOxcutqmLHnfOOQ3dwHjdMPRDF599WzLXkHtSeY to see Mrs Holmes reading lots of lovely stories!


100 things to do...

Useful Websites

https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ - Talking prompts

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub - daily schedule and activities to support

https://app.gonoodle.com/ - Dancing/Wake up shake up!

Playdough recipe
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw/ Live dough disco 9.30am and 1pm

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html - Daily stories and activities

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/eyfs-nursery-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-tp-2549365 - Create a free account for resources and games on Twinkl

https://www.spreadthehappiness.co.uk/product/100-things-to-do-indoors/ - 100 things to do indoors – free download

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga - Children’s yoga - they LOVE this!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ - Joe Wicks live exercise sessions

https://www.vooks.com/ - Video stories

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio - Cbeebies radio

https://theimaginationtree.com/stay-at-home-survival-guide/ - Planning, play and learning ideas

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ - Useful ideas and links

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games - Cbeebies games

www.discoveryeducation.co.uk  – Log in to Espresso using Username
student31016 Password brs2010 and follow the foundation tab

https://theimaginationtree.com/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe/ - Non-cook playdough recipe

https://domesticsuperhero.com/best-homemade-playdough-recipe/ - Cook playdough recipe


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