St. Philip's Catholic Primary & Nursery School

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Welcome to Nursery!
It’s a big hello and welcome to our new children and families but also a big welcome back to some who are already familiar with Nursery. I hope you have all had a fantastic Summer break! I am so pleased to be taking on the role of Nursery teacher at St Philip’s. The Nursery team and I are all very excited for the year ahead. The children have settled into Nursery well and have already been learning through a range of fun activities in our classroom.  I have planned lots of amazing learning experiences and I can’t wait to get started. This page will keep you updated with everything that is happening in Nursery so make sure to keep coming back and checking it!

Miss Doran, Miss Nowell, Miss Twigg and Mrs Mac :) 
                                           
This is Nursery's timetable of when we are online doing live Zoom lessons. The log in details are the same for every session and have been emailed out. Please let me know if you need me to send them again. The log in details for Mr Strong's Collective Worship will be emailed out weekly. 

Thursday 21st January
 

Hello everyone!
 

We’re on zoom again this morning at 9.30am and again throughout the day! Check out our Zoom timetable above!
 

Today, we are going to re-read the story of ‘One Snowy Night’. Which animal do we see first? What happened next? What happened at the end? Look at the pictures in the document below. They are all pictures from the story but they’re in the wrong order! Can you use the pictures below to sequence the story in the correct order? Talk about what was happening in each picture as you do it. You could even use your masks from yesterday as you re-tell it. 

 

This afternoon, we are going to continue our learning all about number 4! If you haven’t already, have a watch of Numberblocks number 4. Can you draw the Numberblock for number 4? Don’t forget his face! I would love you to grab your busy book and have a go at drawing the amount of 4. Can you draw 4 stars? 4 smiley faces? 4 number 4s? Draw anything you would like as long as you do it 4 times! :)

Well done for all your super hard work everyone! :)

Wednesday 20th January

Good morning everyone!
 

Today, we are doing an R.E circle time. Last week, we thought about who helps, cares and looks after us. We did this because we are starting to get to know who Jesus is. Jesus cared for and helped a lot of people. Now, we are going to think about how we show love and care for others and how they show it for us. Then, we will start looking at how Jesus did this and still does.

How do you show love? How do you care for people? How do your adults show love to you? Some examples to discuss might be, having a hug, helping with a job at home, looking after you if you’re poorly. Draw a picture in your busy book and get an adult to write what you have talked about. You could even take a picture of yourself doing something caring for someone in your home. There are some love heart templates below for you to colour too.
 

Yesterday, we revealed our story of the week to be ‘One Snowy Night’ by Nick Butterworth! We started reading it yesterday and will carry on reading it on Zoom today. Here is a video of the story being read if you missed it or want to hear it again- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vChCLsf6DEs 

Which animals are in the story? Can you name them all? Where do they all live? Can you draw them all? Below I have left some stick puppets and masks for you to make of the animals. You could even act the story out with these. You can use the ones below or make your own if you prefer. I’d love to see any work you do! :)


See you on Zoom at 9.30am!

Tuesday 19th January
 

Hello everyone!
 

This week, we are learning all about the number 4! Yesterday, we started recognising what the number 4 looks as a numeral. Today, we are going to show what the amount of 4 looks like.
 

Have a watch of Numberblocks Number 4 here- https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08d61cv/numberblocks-series-1-four 

                                             

You can use the link or search it on Google and it will come up on the iPlayer.  
 

Can you find 4 of something? You pick some objects from around your home that you can find 4 of. Can you find 4 bricks? 4 toy cars? 4 vegetables? 4 coins?

                                                              

Yesterday, I gave you lots of clues about our new story! It was great to hear all your ideas for what you think will happen in the story. Our new story is called ‘One Snowy Night’ by Nick Butterworth. We will listen to the story on our Zoom today. Below, I have left the front cover. If you can, print it off, cut it into pieces and try and put it back together to make your very own jigsaw of our new story’s front cover.

See you on Zoom at 9.30am!

Monday 18th January
 

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend! Well done for all your hard work last week, you have all been amazing! Here are some activities for today which we will go through on Zoom at 9.30am!
 

We are starting a new story this week! However… our first job is to work out what the story is about from our story sack of clues!
 

  • A fox
  • A badger
  • Snow
  • A rabbit
  • A log/twigs
  • A mole
                                               

What do you think the story is about? What do you think it will be called? Discuss with your adult and let me know! You could even draw a picture of all the clues and what you think the front cover will look like.
 

This week, we are starting our work all about number 4! Show me 4 fingers! Let’s use our magic finger to write number 4 in the air! Can you write number 4 in your busy book? Ask your adult to write it with a highlighter/felt tip first and you can then trace over it. Can you find any number 4’s around your home? In any books or magazines? Take some pictures of any you find!

                                                                                       
What a lot of snow we have had over the last couple of days! I have loved seeing all your snow pictures! You have made some amazing snowmen and it looks like you've had so much fun! Well done to Sinead, Stan, Henry, Kornelia, Maja and Timotej! Keep them coming guys! :)
Friday 15th January

I hope you are all keeping safe and warm!

We will have a Zoom session at 9.30am today to say hello, have Collective Worship together and go through some activities for today. We will also have a story on Zoom at 11.15am. I have emailed you all Zoom log on details (they are the same as before). 

I loved seeing so many of you playing in the snow yesterday! I will put these pictures on our class page today along with any more I receive! There is a 'snow hunt checklist' below- how many can you find? Make sure to only explore outside with an adult and if it is safe to do so for you. 

Please check you have completed the Maths activity from yesteday (see below under Thursday's work) about drawing what the amount of number 3 looks like. 
Today, I would love you to complete our winter themed number matching activity. This was included in the your work pack that you picked up from Nursery. If you don't have this I have uploaded it below. Cut out the numbers and pictures and then match them- the correct amount to the corresponding numeral. Stick them down together on some paper or in your busy book. We have been learning about numbers up to 3 so far but could you go up to 5? or even 10? I would love to see pictures of any work you do!

Here is also a link to some winter themed penguin yoga that we have been doing in Nursery! A great way to keep us moving while we're spending more time inside!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSZvMHlw9vs

Mr Strong is leading a whole school Liturgy at 1.00pm today. The Zoom details have been emailed out. It would be great if you could join!

See you on Zoom! 
Miss Doran :)

Thursday 14th January
 

Today I would like you to have a practise of writing your name in your name writing book. Use your name card sheet first to trace over and practise each letter. Then practise your name in your book. Ask your adult to put the date at the top of the page. Please send me pictures of your writing so I can see your super work! Enjoy the snow too! 
 

We are continuing our work about number 3 today. If you haven’t already, have a watch of Numberblocks- Number 3. The link is further down this page under Tuesday’s work or just search it in Google and watch in on the BBC iPlayer. Today, I would like you to practise drawing what the amount of 3 looks like. Grab your busy book and draw 3 of each thing. Can you draw 3 lines? 3 stars? 3 circles? 3 snowflakes? Count 1, 2, 3 when you are drawing your pictures. Think of some others things that you could draw 3 of. Show me any pictures you do! :) 

See you on Zoom at 9.30am!

Exploring Winter in Nursery!
                                                                                                                        
Have a look at the pictures below of us exploring the snow last week. We put our waterproof snow suits on so we didn't get wet or cold! We also went on a winter hunt earlier this week and used our lists to tick off any signs of winter that we saw in the playground. 
Nursery's Amazing Work from Home!

Here are some of the pictures of the amazing work Nursery children have been doing at home! There are some lovely winter drawings and pictures and it also looks like some of you have been hunting for objects linked to our number work. In R.E, children have also been drawing pictures of people in their life who help and care for them. Well done to Ethan, Esme, Sinead and Timotej!

Wednesday 13th January

We are going to do some R.E in Circle Time this morning. Our new R.E topic is called ‘Getting to Know Jesus’. So, who is Jesus? We learnt all about the Christmas story before Christmas. Look at the video below to see more about Jesus as he grew up. Jesus is someone who cared for and helped a lot of people. Who helps you in your life? Who cares and looks after you? Draw a picture in your busy book of someone who cares and helps you. Ask your adult to write next to your picture what you have said about this person. E.g. “Mummy cares for me”. I would love to see your pictures so please send me any you do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho_3gvIWzbw

 

                                                      
 

This afternoon we are having a focus on our mark making but we have made sure it is winter themed! In Nursery, we are practising different mark making patterns in snow! (We have used flour and salt) Can you try and recreate this at home? Which patterns can you do? Try and copy some from the pattern cards below. Now can you create some on a page in your name writing book to show good pencil control? Your adult can draw one first in a felt tip or highlighter and then you can go over with your pencil to practise it then have a go on your own! There are also some other winter themed pencil control sheets below too.

See you on Zoom at 9.30am!

 

General Ideas for Home Learning

Nursery are providing activities and ideas to do everyday at home but there are some other things you can be doing to help your child’s development.
 

In Nursery, the children learn through play so try to ensure there are lots of opportunities for this at home. This could be role-playing shops, homes or a variety of other real life situations. Let their imaginations run wild and pretend to be whoever they want to be. Join in with their playing wherever possible.
 

We are currently focusing on numbers so bring this into your every day routines rather than just at a set learning time. How many grapes are on my plate? How many dogs are in the picture? Challenge them to recognise and find numbers in the environment around you and in books/magazines. Lots of games involve number. Practise the names of colours, animals and foods and talk about these often to develop language.

                            

Spending quality reading time with your child is so valuable. Put time aside everyday to read to your child and talk about the story and what they can see in the pictures. Can they sequence the story and tell you what happened at the beginning/end? Can they name the characters? What do they look like?
 

Make sure your child is moving everyday. Physical development is so important; both gross and fine motor skills. In Nursery, we do wake up shake up everyday and sometimes Kids Yoga, there are lots of great ones to copy on Youtube. Get outside if you can and if it is safe to do so. Children can use playdough to develop their fine motor skills. Remember to practise pencil grip and control using the sheets provided and in their name writing book.
 

We also do lots of singing in Nursery. Sing nursery rhymes together and try and practise some actions.
 

Please let me know if you would like any more support or further explanation for any of these ideas. No question is a silly one so please do ask!
 

Miss Doran :)

Tuesday 12th January

Maths- we started to practise recognising the number 3 yesterday. What did you do to practise writing it? Now we need to think about what the amount of 3 looks like. Watch the Numberblocks video for number 3, the link is below. Can you find 3 of an object? 3 pens? 3 books? 3 pieces of fruit? Show me some pictures of you holding 3.

Number 3- 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzgxx/numberblocks-series-1-three

                                                               

Well done to everyone that went on their winter hunt yesterday! The sheet is still available under Monday’s work for anyone that still wants to go and find some signs of winter. One thing about winter is that it is always so cold! What do we normally wear to help us stay warm? That’s right...a hat, gloves and scarf! I would like you to design your own using lovely colours and patterns. Use the template below to help you. I’d love to see your designs, send the, through to me! :)

Join us on Zoom at 9.30am and 1.15pm to talk about all these activites in more detail! :)
                                                                        
Monday 11th January

Good morning Nursery! I hope you all had a lovely weekend :) Here are some activities for today. We will talk about them more on Zoom at 9.30am and 1.15pm. Hope you can join us!:)

How amazing is it that we have started learning about winter and then biggest sign of all showed itself on Friday...snow! I hope you all had chance to explore the snow. Today we will recap the signs of winter we have learnt so far... can you remember any? Use the winter hunt sheet below to go and look for any signs of winter outside in your garden or on a walk. Tick off any that you see. If you see any interesting winter objects you could also collect them or take a picture of them. I'd love to see any pictures that you take. Please remember that we are in a lockdown so only go for a winter hunt if it is safe and appropriate for you. 

This week we are starting to learn all about the number 3! We will start by recognising the numeral for number 3. Use your magic finger to draw it in the air. There are some number 3 posters below, if you can, print them out and get an adult to stick/hide them around your home. Can you go and find them all? If you can't print, ask your adult to write and hide some number 3's around your home. You could even have a go at writing some yourself! Try forming the number 3 in creative ways at home... in a tray/plate of flour or sugar with your finger, stick some winter objects in the shape of a number 3 or write the biggest number 3 that you can! You could even use your busy book to practise forming the number 3. I would love to see in an email, any pictures of work with the number 3 that you do! :)
Please note- If you are picking your child's pack up today, (Friday 8th) there will be some maths number sheets inside too. These are for some activities we will be doing next week so save them for then if you can! :)
Friday 8th January

Good Morning everyone!
It was so lovely to see so many of you on Zoom this morning! Thank you for joining :)

After our recap of number 1 and number 2, there are now some sheets for you to have a go at below. Remember if you look for objects in your home, find some objects that you have 1 of and some that you have 2 of. Take a picture and send me it. You could even sort them into groups. 

This afternoon we will be looking at signs of winter. I will show you different seasonal signs, are they signs of winter or not? We will use thumbs up and thumbs down to say if it is a sign of winter or not. Use the posters below and draw on each one what you would see in that season. We have covered Autumn so far in Nursery and now we are doing winter so maybe focus on those two first. If you can't print the posters you could do signs of winter and autumn on your own paper. 
Thursday 7th January

We have introduced signs of winter today. Have a look at some of the pictures on the document below. Can you draw a winter picture? You could even pick one winter sign to draw! Which animals do we see more of in winter? We are going to read the story of One Snowy Night this morning which shows lots of signs of winter! Please send me an email of any pictures you do, I would love to see them!

                                                          
Get your magic fingers out! Can you draw the number 1 in the air? What about number 2? Can you hold one finger up? Now try holding 2 fingers up! Join us on Zoom this afternoon as we explore number 1 and number 2 a little bit more. Can you send me a picture of two objects you have found at home? They can be the same of something or two different objects.
Below are links to the Numberblocks videos for number 1 and 2. We loved singing along to these songs before Christmas. 

                                                         

Number 1- https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzzns/numberblocks-series-1-one 

Number 2-https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzgt8/numberblocks-series-1-two
Wedsnesday 6th January
Thank you to everyone that logged on this morning to say hello! It was so lovely to see you all!

Our new topic this half term is Winter- this week we will be learning about all the signs of winter. Do you know any signs? How do you know it's winter now? Do you know any other seasons? Have a think about these questions before we log back on together tomorrow. 

We will also be recapping our Maths work on the number 1 and number 2 this week. Can you find 1 of something in your home? Can you find 2 of something? Can you find 2 things that are the same? You can show me these tomorrow afternoon!
 


 
                                                             
An email has been sent to you all with information about how online learning will work for Nursery children. Our class page will be updated with tasks, useful links and examples of your work too! Please email me with any questions or queries you have or if you haven't received the information. Thank you! Miss Doran :)







 
Please note- we are having technical problems getting our performance onto the website. A OneDrive link has been sent to the email addresses we have on file for you all. You will be able to watch the performance if you follow the link. The performance will still be put on the website ASAP. Thank you!
                                                            
Festive Fun in Nursery!
Throughout December, we have done all sorts of festive activities to celebrate and get ready for Christmas! Here are just a few pictures of what we have been up to! These include our Christmas dinner, making gingerbread Christmas trees and playing in the bit of snow we were lucky enough to have. More pictures will be added here of the other activites we do in the run up to Christmas. 
Decorating our Christmas Tree!
It was a very exciting day in Nursery when we decorated our class Christmas tree! We all helped to get it out of the box and sort the decorations. We each had a turn to place a decoration on the tree. It looks amazing now it is finished with the flashing white and multicoloured lights. The tree even turns on the spot! It has definitely brought a festive feel to Nursery! Have a look at the pictures below. 
                                                                                      
     Advent
Advent, a time to prepare! Advent is the time where we prepare for Christmas. We have already been preparing in lots of different ways in Nursery. This week, we made out Advent Wreath! We talked about the different coloured candles and how we light one more each week during Advent. On Christmas Day, the white one is lit to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We used lots of evergreen leaves and holly to decorate our wreath. We have also put our amazing Christmas tree up which we all helped to decorate and we will be opening our special Advent calendar every day as we count down to Christmas. 
                                                                                        
This half term in Nursery, we have been learning about 'Celebrations'. One celebration we have learnt about is 'Diwali'. Diwali is the Festival of Light! We looked at all the different signs and symbols of this festival, including the amazing food that is eaten and Rangoli patterns. We listened to the story of Rama and Sita which explains why Diwali is celebrated. At the end of the story they were guided back to their land by lamps. We then made our own Diya lamps out of clay, glitter and sparkley collage materials. Look at our pictures below!
                                                                                                      
On Remembrance Day, we had a special Collective Worship to remember all the brave soliders who fought in the wars. We also decorated poppy biscuts and painted some wonderful poppies too!
                                                                                                    
Wedesday 11th November is 'Wear Something Green' Day!
Autumn 2 Nursery Class Newsletter
                                                               
To celebrate Bonfire Night, we made our own sparklers! We used breadsticks and dipped them in chocolate and sprinkles! Have a look at our pictures!
                                                                              
In Nursery, we have been learning all about Autumn! We have learnt all about signs of Autumn and how we know it is here! We learnt a song called 'Autumn Leaves are falling Down'. This is very appropriate as so many leaves have fallen off the trees in our outside area. We now know that conkers, pinecones, squirels and acorns are all signs of Autumn, We also know that leaves are red, orange, brown and yellow at this time of the year. We went on an Autumn hunt in our outside area as well as leaf printing and using our senses to explore a pumpkin! have a look at our pictures below! Do you know anything else about Autumn?
                                                                                    
This week, we have been learning all about the colour yellow! We are sorted objects from our special bag. We sorted them into ‘yellow’ and ‘not yellow’. Lots of us then independently went to explore our classroom for more yellow objects. We also went on a hunt outside for some that had been hidden. We even had a 'Yellow Day' where we all came to school in yellow clothes! Have a look at our pictures below. Next week we are leaning all about red!
 
                                                   
This week, we finished our amazing self-portraits! We have been learning all about ourselves and the features of our faces and bodies. We looked in a mirror before painting our portraits so we knew what colours, shapes and sizes all our features were. We noticed that we are all different which is what makes us interesting and the amazing children that we are. Who can you spot on our portrait display?
                                                                                                           

This week we have marked World Mental Health Day by focusing on ‘Spreading Kindness’. In Nursery, we try to always be kind to all our friends as it makes them feel happy and loved. This week we sat together to think about how we show kindness to our friends and family. We looked at some pictures showing kindness and recognised which ones we already do and which ones we need to do more of! Look at our beautiful chain of paper people showing all the amazing acts of kindness we already do.

                                                                                                         
Nursery's Meet the Teacher Zoom meeting will take place on Tuesday 22nd September at 4.00pm. Please check your text messages and our class newsletter for the meeting ID and password. I hope to see you all there!
















 


I can’t believe this time has come round so quickly, for those of you that don’t know I am leaving St Philips this Summer as I have secured a post as Early Years Lead at another school.

Although I feel like coronavirus has taken away my last few months at St Philips nothing can take away the incredible years I have had.

To the parents - thank you for all your kindness and support it really does make such a difference when teachers and parents work as a team. It’s is very much appreciated.

To my friends and colleagues - I can’t even begin to thank you enough! I have felt part of the St Philips family from day one and that is down to all you amazing people. You’re fantastic at what you do and you help the children to grow every day. I will miss you all a lot.

To the children - You guys are amazing! I have been lucky enough to teach most of you and even those of you who I haven’t taught, I have had the pleasure of spending time with at sports events. It has been amazing to watch you all learn and grow into little superstars, bright things are ahead for all of you. Thank you for being so fantastic and remember to never give up and show the world how brilliant you are. I will miss you.

Love from Mrs Beaumont xXx

 

Well! Here we are, the final week of the school year and not quite how any of us imagined it. I first of all want to thank you all so much for all your support throughout the year (including before COVID). It has been an absolute pleasure to teach your children this year and even though our time was cut short I am incredibly proud of them. I'd also like to thank you for all your support throughout this pandemic, lots of you have put in amazing efforts with home learning which really will make all the difference to your childs learning. 

As you may be aware, I am not returning to St Philips in September as I have secured a promotion to Early Years Leader at another local school. Although this is not how I wanted to end my time at St Philips I look back over the the last four years and can do nothing but smile. I am so proud of all of the children I have taught but I am especially proud of Nursery this year and how they have coped in such a difficult situation. If your child is moving on to Reception I wish them all the best in their new class with Miss Richardson. If your child is staying in Nursery for another year they will be in Miss Doran's (more than) capable hands and Miss Nowell will still be a familiar face for them. 

I am technically still a teacher at St Philips until the end of August and will still have access to my email katy.beaumont@st-philips.org until then so if you have any questions or advice please do not hesitate to contact me.

Instead of home learnign tasks this week I will update the page with ideas of things you can continue to do over the Summer and with advice on ways to help prepare the children for Reception/coming back to school in September. 

Have a fantastic summer and take care! 

Mrs Beaumont x x  
All About Me Booklet

Have a go at one of these All About Me activity booklets or posters to give to your teacher on the first day of school. If you do not have a printer you can use the sheets as a guide and draw some pictures that tell you teacher a little bit about you.

Here are lots of things you can be working on to help your child prepare for starting school in September - 

 
VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY!

Hi Everyone, Sports day is one of my favourite days of the year. I didn't want us to miss out this year so on Tuesday 6th July our school is taking part in a virtual sports day against other schools. All you have to do is have a go at some of the activities attached and submit your scores here - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdEX8xOo-PtkFwasg0B7deXM1uzvMQMFAPwpKCU9yEKG6qqg/closedform You do not have to do all of the activities and can pick and choose which ones you would like to do. The more points you submit for our school the bigger our chance of winning. There are awards of sports equipment goody bags for Team work, Determination and Passion. BUT REMEMBER- The most important thing is to have LOTS OF FUN! Just like we always do at our St Philip's Sports Days! For more details and all the activities see the attached document.

Directed Activities for W/C 06/07/2020

Hi everybody, I hope you are all safe and well. I have now managed to get hold of most of you to discuss plans for September. If I have not managed to contact you yet please email me to let me know a suitable time to call. Thank you again to everyone who has sent pictures over the last few weeks. As learning journeys are now in the process of being printed no more photos will be added, however they are still lovely to see and I will still share them on the website. As usual, I have attached 5 English and 5 Maths activity suggestions in a word document and all the resources below. If you need anything or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via email - katy.beaumont@st-philips.org

Directed Activities for W/C 29/06/2020

Hi everybody, I hope you are all safe and well. I was lovely to speak to some of you last week, if you have not yet had a phone call I will be calling before the end of the week. Thank you again to everyone who has sent pictures in the last week, they are really lovely to see and share. As usual, I have attached 5 English and 5 Maths activity suggestions in a word document and all the resources below. As always, please do try send some photos and/or videos so I can add these to your child’s online profile/learning journey alongside my comments and assessments before sending them back to you. If you need anything or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via email - katy.beaumont@st-philips.org

Directed Activities for w/C 22/06/20

Hi everybody, I hope you are all safe and well. You should have all received an email with a letter attached from Mr Strong giving you information on how things are working at the moment and potential plans for September. If you have not received this please contact me to let me know. Thank you to everyone who has sent pictures in the last week, they are really lovely to see and share. We can continue with this over the coming weeks and I will upload photos of the children to the website again this week. I know lots of you commented how much the children loved seeing photos of each other. As usual, I have attached 5 English and 5 Maths activity suggestions in a word document and all the resources below. As always, please do try send some photos and/or videos so I can add these to your child’s online profile/learning journey alongside my comments and assessments before sending them back to you. If you need anything or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via email - katy.beaumont@st-philips.org

Directed Activities for w/C 15/06/20

Hi everybody, Thank you to everyone who has sent pictures in the last week, they are really lovely to see and share. We can continue with this over the coming weeks and I will upload photos of the children to the website again this week. I know lots of you commented how much the children loved seeing photos of each other. I have attached 5 English and 5 Maths activity suggestions in a word document and all the resources below. As always, It would be lovely if you could send some photos or videos of these either as an observation (see details further down this page on how to do this), or via email. I will then add these to your child’s online profile/learning journey alongside my comments and assessments before sending them back to you. If you need anything or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via email - katy.beaumont@st-philips.org

What have Nursery been getting up to?

WOW, what busy bees you have all been over the last few weeks! I am so impressed with all your amazing home learning and love seeing your pictures and videos. Can you spot any pictures of what the adults have been doing?

Directed Activities for w/C 08/06/20

Hi everybody, I hope you have had a lovely two weeks during half term. Thank you to everyone who has sent 'Book Bingo' pictures. We can continue with this over the coming weeks and I will upload photos of the children to the website again this week. I know lots of you commented how much the children loved seeing photos of each other. I have attached 5 English and 5 Maths activity suggestions in a word document and all the resources below. As always, It would be lovely if you could send some photos or videos of these either as an observation (see details further down this page on how to do this), or via email. I will then add these to your child’s online profile/learning journey alongside my comments and assessments before sending them back to you. If you need anything or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via email - katy.beaumont@st-philips.org

Activities for the Holidays

Hi Everyone, I would first of all like to thank you all for your kind words, particularly when I contacted you via phone on Friday. I would also like to thank you for your support, you have been amazing over these last 8/9 weeks of home learning and it has been fantastic to see all the pictures of what the children and your families are doing. Please keep them coming and I will continue to add them to the children's learning journeys and also to this website page. Although the next two weeks are our Spring half term holidays (until 8th June) I thought I would upload some activities and ideas in case you would like them. In particular it would be great if your child could take part in our BOOK BINGO (attached). This is a great activity to promote a love of reading and books. See if you can cross off all the squares and send me pictures to show me your reading adventures. I hope to swamp our Nursery page with pictures from book bingo to show everyone how much we love stories! Take care, Mrs Beaumont x

Home Learning

Over the last 8 weeks there has been some amazing home learning going on. Here are some photos of some amazing things people have been doing. Your child will love spotting their friends in the photos.

Directed Activities for w/C 18/05/20

Hi everybody! I hope you had a good week last week. As usual I have attached 5 English and 5 Maths activity suggestions in a word document and all the resources below. As always, It would be lovely if you could send some photos or videos of these either as an observation (see details further down this page on how to do this), or via email. Please do not feel like you need to do this for every activity, it would just be nice to see them for some. Observations will be added to your child’s online profile/learning journey where I will add my comments and assessments before sending them back to you. If you need anything or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Here is my email - katy.beaumont@st-philips.org

Directed Activities for W/C 11/05/20

Hello Everyone, I hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend and were able to enjoy the weather! As usual I have attached 5 English and 5 Maths activity suggestions in a word document and all the resources below. As always, It would be lovely if you could send some photos or videos of these either as an observation (see details further down this page on how to do this), or via email. If this is difficult you could detail in an email what your child said or did. Please do not feel like you need to do this for every activity, it would just be nice to see them for some. Observations will be added to your child’s online profile/learning journey where I will add my comments and assessments before sending them back to you. If you need anything or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Here is my email - katy.beaumont@st-philips.org

Directed Activities for w/C 04/05/20

As usual I have attached 5 English and 5 Maths activity suggestions in a word document and all the resources below. I apologise for the delay in uploading this today, I have had quite a few technical difficulties this morning! As always, please do not feel you have to complete all of these activities, I would just rather you have too many activities to keep the children busy than not enough. Especially this week as I have uploaded lots relating to Jack and the Beanstalk. As always, It would be lovely if you could send some photos or videos of these either as an observation (see details further down this page on how to do this), or via email. If this is difficult you could detail in an email what your child said or did. Please do not feel like you need to do this for every activity, it would just be nice to see them for some. Observations will be added to your child’s online profile/learning journey where I will add my comments and assessments before sending them back to you. If you need anything or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Here is my email - katy.beaumont@st-philips.org

Youtube Videos
As lots of parents said that their child was missing Nursery I thought I would make a Youtube chanel so that the children can still do activities 'with me.' So far I have uploaded Nursery's prayers, two stories and two sing-a-long videos. Fingers crossed I can continue to upload different videos for the children to enjoy.

Here is the link - 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCof1tzncV3ePCDti3fFGY8A

If you subscribe you will get an email each time I upload a new video.
Directed Activities for the Week Commencing 27.04.2020

Alongside the other activities suggested below, I have attached 5 English and 5 Maths activity suggestions in a word document and all the resources below. Although there is technically one for each day, please do not feel you have to complete all of these activities, I would just rather you have too many activities to keep the children busy than not enough. As usual, It would be lovely if you could send some photos or videos of these either as an observation (see details further down this page on how to do this), or via email. If this is difficult you could detail in an email what your child said or did. Please do not feel like you need to do this for every activity, it would just be nice to see them for some. Observations will be added to your child’s online profile/learning journey where I will add my comments and assessments before sending them back to you. If you need anything or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Helping Children with Feelings and Emotions during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Some parents have mentioned to me that their children are struggling with emotions and/or are struggling to understand the situation.

For children struggling with emotions here is the link to a story called ‘Lucys Blue Day’ which is great at explaining emotions and how it is ok to be sad. There is also a link to a story called ‘Lucy’s in Lockdown’ which is a lovely story all about how Lucy feels in Lockdown that is relatable for the children.

Lucy’s Blue Day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmrUV8v-KQg

Lucy’s in Lockdown - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RXF5-29VGU

After watching these videos it may be nice to talk about what makes you happy or sad, what you enjoy about lockdown, what you don’t enjoy about lockdown, what you are looking forward to after lockdown is finished? Talking about these things often help children to feel better.

Below I have also attached a story called ‘Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus.’ This is about Coronavirus and what it is, I would personally not go through all the pages and would pick and choose different ones appropriate for your child.

I have also attached a Feelings PowerPoint that could support discussion and some Coronavirus family discussion cards – again I would pick and choose from these.

Please note these are by no means compulsory or part of the home learning. They are just resources I thought would be helpful for you and your child if they are worried about what is happening.

If you need any more support with this please do not hesitate to contact me via email at katy.beaumont@st-philips.org.

Dave the Dog is Worried about Coronavirus and other documents

Dave the Dog is Worried about Coronavirus story, feelings powerpoints and talk about coronavirus family discussion cards as mentioned above.

Directed Activities for the Week Commencing 20.04.2020

Alongside the other activities suggested below, I have attached 5 English and 5 Maths activity suggestions in a word document and all the resources below. Although there is technically one for each day, please do not feel you have to complete all of these activities, I would just rather you have too many activities to keep the children busy than not enough. As usual, It would be lovely if you could send some photos or videos of these either as an observation (see details further down this page on how to do this), or via email. If this is difficult you could detail in an email what your child said or did. Please do not feel like you need to do this for every activity, it would just be nice to see them for some. Observations will be added to your child’s online profile/learning journey where I will add my comments and assessments before sending them back to you.

Afternoon/Going Home Prayer

Here is our Afternoon/Going Home Prayer you to join in with at home. If you are having trouble loading the video you can also see it at - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK-sYq1VvbY&feature=youtu.be ----------------------------------------------------------- (Sign of the cross) From my head to my heart, from my shoulder to my shoulder, I belong to you God our Father. God our Father I come to say, Thank you for your love today. Thank you for my family and all the friends you give to me. Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light. Amen. (Sign of the cross) From my head to my heart, from my shoulder to my shoulder, I belong to you God our Father.

Afternoon/Going Home Prayer
Morning Prayer

Here is our Morning Prayer with the signs for you to join in with at home. If you are having trouble loading the video you can also watch it at - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmcvIzl5v-A ----------------------------------------------------------------------- (Sign of the cross) From my head to my heart, from my shoulder to my shoulder, I belong to you God our Father. Father in Heaven you love me, you’re with me night and day. I want to love you always, in all I do and say. I’ll try to please you Father, bless me through the day Amen. Lord God creator of all, Open my eyes to beauty, open my mind to wonder, open my ears to others, open my heart to you. St Philip pray for us. (Sign of the cross) From my head to my heart, from my shoulder to my shoulder, I belong to you God our Father.

Directed Activities -  Wednesday 8th April and Thursday 9th April.
Alongside the other activities suggested below, here are the directed learning activities for Wednesday 8th April & Thursday 9th April. Again, please do keep the photos and videos coming and I will add my comments and send them back to you as observations.

  1. English/RE – Re-cap - what special time is coming this weekend? Remember it is Holy Week. What happenned in our story about Palm Sunday? Tell the children that during Holy week the Thursday is called Maundy Thursday. This is when we remember JEsus' last supper. Explain that lots of people knew that Jesus was the son of good (that is why they celebrated and welcomed him) but some people thought he was lying and were jealous of him. Tell the children that Jesus knew these people wanted to kill him but he wanted one last meal with his disciples/friends first and they celebrated something called Passover. Watch the video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SigoALSS1R8 together. Talk through the video together and if you go to Mass explain that this is why people have the bost (bread) and wine at church, to remember Jesus. 
  2. Maths – This week is all about counting, not just practising saying the numbers in order but also:
    - Counting with 1:1 correspondence – This means counting and saying one number name for each item.
    - Knowing that the last number tells you how many there are. When asked how many? Lots of children just count and then look at you and when you ask how many again they recount again rather than saying the amount of objects there are. I.e. Adult: How many do you have? Child: 1,2,3, Adult: So how many are there, Child: 1,2,3. What children need to practise is knowing that the last number said (here it is 3) tells you how many there are, you count to find the answer.
    - Being able to count other things not just objects i.e. jumps, claps etc.

    Practise counting as you go for walks, play, cook and just generally go about your day to day life. Board games are also great for practising counting skills.  I have uploaded some optional counting sheets and games (see above). The children also enjoy the counting games on this website when we are at Nursery too - 
    https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=1
  3. Other Areas of Learning  - As it is Easter I will upload a range of Easter activity ideas above. 
Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th April Directed Activities Resources

As mentioned below here is: - A printable Easter counting game - An Easter counting sheet - How to make a Palm Leaf sheet - How to make a Palm Leaf 1 (instructions) - Palm Sunday Colouring Sheets

Directed Activities -  Monday 6th April and Tuesday 7th April.
Alongside the other activities suggested below, here are the directed learning activities for Monday 6th April & Tuesday 7th April. Again, please do keep the photos and videos coming and I will add my comments and send them back to you as observations.

  1. English/RE – Discuss how it is Easter at the weekend which means this week it is something called holy week. Explain to the children that on Sunday it was something called Palm Sunday , on Palm Sunday we think about when Jesus made a special trip to Jerusalem.  Watch the video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-39h0xYqdE.
    Ask the children questions like – What did the people do to welcome Jesus? Why did they do this? How would you welcome Jesus if he came to our street? What would you do to celebrate him?

    Now have a go at one of the activities posted above. You could have a go at making your own Palm Leaf, colour a picture of Jesus driving into Jerusalem or have a go at drawing your own.

     
  2. Maths – This week is all about counting, not just practising saying the numbers in order but also:
    - Counting with 1:1 correspondence – This means counting and saying one number name for each item.
    - Knowing that the last number tells you how many there are. When asked how many? Lots of children just count and then look at you and when you ask how many again they recount again rather than saying the amount of objects there are. I.e. Adult: How many do you have? Child: 1,2,3, Adult: So how many are there, Child: 1,2,3. What children need to practise is knowing that the last number said (here it is 3) tells you how many there are, you count to find the answer.
    - Being able to count other things not just objects i.e. jumps, claps etc.


    Practise counting as you go for walks, play, cook and just generally go about your day to day life. Board games are also great for practising counting skills.  I have uploaded some optional counting sheets and games (see above). The children also enjoy the counting games on this website when we are at Nursery too - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=1

Directed Activities - Friday 3rd April

Alongside the other activities suggested below, here are the directed learning activities for Friday 3rd April. Thank you for all the photos and videos sent so far, they are fantastic! These will be added as observations to your child’s learning journey.

  1. Have a look at the activities I put up earlier in the week have you had a go at any? If you are unable to print these off you could draw a picture of the Three Pigs instead.
  2. Write your child’s name in a light coloured felt tip (yellow, orange, light green) or similar – The first letter should be a capital and the rest should be lower case i.e. Arthur. Can they practise going over the letters of their name on top of your writing?
  3. Ask your child to tell me the best thing they have done this week, please either write it down or record a video and send it to me.

Directed Activities - Wednesday 1st April and Thursday 2nd April
Alongside the other activities suggested below, here are the directed learning activities for Wednesday 1st April and Thursday 2nd April. Thank you for the photos, videos and information you have sent from last week's learning. Please keep these coming. Remember these can either be as an observation (see details further down this page on how to do this), or via email. Please do not feel like you need to do this for every activity, it would just be nice to see them for some. Observations will be added to your child’s online profile.
1. English – Ask your child what story they read earlier in the week? How many pigs were there? Re-read the story ‘The Three Little Pigs’ together. Can you draw, paint or make a picture of something that happened in the story?

2. Maths – Re-watch the number blocks episode “Series 1: One, Two, Three”  Via the link below, If the link doesn’t work copy and paste it into your internet search bar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Mg4tP0huM

Have a go at playing the cup game together, hiding an object under 3 cups, moving them around and guessing which cup is underneath. You could number the cups or you could use a big, medium and small cup to represent 3, 2 and 1. Can the children recognise the numbers on the cups or talk about the size?

3. Other Areas of Learning – Make a house for the pigs to live in using whatever you have at home. You could collect some sticks, use cardboard boxes or something like Lego, let your imagination run wild. It would be great to see some pictures of your amazing creations!

Three Little Pigs Story and Activities

Here is the Three Little Pigs Story powerpoint for this weeks directed activities. I have also included some other activities you may like to try.

Directed Activities - Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st March
Alongside the other activities suggested below, here are the directed learning activities for Monday 30th March & Tuesday 31st March.Thank you for the photos, videos and information you have sent from last week's learning. Please keep these coming. Remember these can either be as an observation (see details further down this page on how to do this), or via email. Please do not feel like you need to do this for every activity, it would just be nice to see them for some. Observations will be added to your child’s online profile.

  1. English – Can the children remember what they were learning about last week? (The Three Billy Goats Gruff). Tell the children this week at home they will learn about another story with three of something. The Three Little Pigs. Enjoy the story together; you could ask questions like - would you build a house out of sticks/straw/bricks? Why/Why not? What do you think the wolf wants to do? What should the pigs do next? At the end of the story you could ask questions such as: Can you tell me what happened in the story? What was your favourite part?
    It would be great if you could send me a video or type what your child has said. This can be done through a normal email or an observation.
  2. Maths – Watch the number blocks episode “Series 1: One, Two, Three”  Via the link below, If the link doesn’t work copy and paste it into your internet search bar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Mg4tP0huM.
    Can the children look around your house for groups of things that there are 3 of and practise counting them? It is important for the children to remember  when we are counting we count slowly, pointing, saying one number name for each object and the last number said is the amount of items there are.
  3. Other Areas of Learning – Play board game that helps with turn taking and counting skills. I have uploaded a three pigs one further down this page but any game will do.
Thank You 
Thank you for all your emails and obervations so far and for the amazing job lots of you are doing with home learning. I will continue to add directed activities to this page next week. Just a reminder to scroll down where you will find other activity suggestions and tips. Don't forget Joe Wicks PE lessons and Shonette Bason's dough disco and story sessions are fantastic lessons for the children to do and they're all done for you. Here are the links to their Youtube channels - 

Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) PE Lessons @ 9am - https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Shonette Bason (Spread the Happiness TV) Dough Disco and Story sessions @ 9.30am and 1pm - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw
Directed Activities - Friday 27th March
Alongside the other activities suggested below, here are the directed learning activities for Friday 27th March. Thank you for all the photos and videos you have sent so far, please continue to send these either as an observation (see details further down this page on how to do this), or via email. If this is difficult you could detail in an email what your child said or did. Please do not feel like you need to do this for every activity, it would just be nice to see them for some. Observations will be added to your child’s online profile.
  1. English – Ask your child - What story did you read earlier in the week? How many Billy Goats were there? Re-read the story the Three Billy Goats Gruff together, can your child join in with any of the repeated phrases?  Can you act out the story with your family? Who will be the troll? Who will be the Billy Goats?
  2. Maths – Practise writing the number 3 together using the number rhyme attached.
  3. Other Areas of Learning – Ask your child to tell me the best thing they have done this week, please either write it down or record a video and send it to me.


 
Number Formation Rhymes for 1, 2 and 3.

Here are the number formation rhymes we use at Nursery for the numbers we have learnt so far 1, 2 and 3.

Directed Activities - Wednesday 25th March and Thursday 26th March
Alongside the other activities suggested below, here are the directed learning activities for Wednesday 25th March & Thursday 26th March. Thank you for all the photos and videos you have sent so far, please continue to send these either as an observation (see details further down this page on how to do this), or via email. If this is difficult you could detail in an email what your child said or did. Please do not feel like you need to do this for every activity, it would just be nice to see them for some. Observations will be added to your child’s online profile.
  1. English – Ask your child what story they read earlier in the week? How many Billy Goats were there? What can you tell me about the size of the Billy Goats? Re-read the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ together. Can you draw or paint a picture of something that happened in the story?
  2. Maths – Re-watch the number blocks episode “Series 1: Three” - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzgxx/numberblocks-series-1-three.
    What story have you read this week with 3 in? What sizes were the Three Billy Goats (small, medium and big)? Have a collection of items that are small, medium and big from around the house. Can you sort them by size into piles ‘small, medium and big.’
  3. Other Areas of Learning - Go outside on a listening walk – Turn on your listening ears and either go for a walk in your garden or another safe outdoor space (considering social distancing). What can you hear? Tell your grown-up so they can make a list.
Three Billy Goats Gruff Story

An online version of the story 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' for this weeks directed learning.

Directed Activities - Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th March
Alongside the other activities suggested below, here are the directed learning activities for Monday 23rd March & Tuesday 24th March. It would be lovely if you could send some photos or videos of these either as an observation (see details further down this page on how to do this), or via email. If this is difficult you could detail in an email what your child said or did. Please do not feel like you need to do this for every activity, it would just be nice to see them for some. Observations will be added to your child’s online profile.

  1. English – Can the children remember what number they were learning about in Nursery (three)? Can they remember learning about Goldilocks and the Three Bears? Tell the children at home they will learn about another story with three of something. The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Enjoy the story together (attached above) and then ask questions such as:
     Can you tell me what happened in the story?
     What was your favourite part?
    It would be great if you could send me a video or type what your child has said. This can be done through a normal email or an observation.
  2. Maths – Watch the number blocks episode “Series 1: Three”  - - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzgxx/numberblocks-series-1-three.
    Then ask questions such as - How was three made? Which numbers jumped together? Can you find 3 of different objects in the house? Can you jump or clap 3 times? Go on a number hunt, can you find the number 3 anywhere?
  3. Other Areas of Learning – Can you build a bridge for the Three Billy Goats Gruff using materials in your house? This could be anything from Lego to cardboard boxes or kitchen utensils.
Dough Disco

This is something the children are used to doing frequently at Nursery and is great for building up strength in little hands to prepare them for writing. There are lots of dough disco videos that you can follow on youtube, for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrBsNhwxzgc & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSBO8N4ctJg&list=PLtw-7Jf06an2kfRMTdYqf21GkM0YT2HaP

In addition to this Shonette (the creator of Dough Disco) is doing live dough disco sessions at 9.30am and 1pm on her YouTube channel. All you need is a small ball of play-dough or similar.

Don’t forget to send your photos to Mrs Beaumont so she can see how hard you have been working.

100 Things to Do Indoors & 100 Things to do Before you are 6

Shonnette-Bason is an early years expert who has been to school to do some training with the teachers in the past. She has released ‘100 things to do indoors’ and ‘100 things to do before you are 6’ which will give you some fantastic ideas for early learning (attached below). Shonette also has some fantastic ideas which she often shares on her social media pages – Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SpreadTheHappinessPage/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ShonetteBason Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw

Tips for Home Schooling –

  1. Have a daily routine (there is a timetable resource posted below you may find helpful).
  2. Keep things playful – At Nursery the children do have lots of time to play. We keep focused sessions to around 10 minutes at a time so I would advise you do the same.
  3. Play simple board games and turn taking games if you have them at home, as well as other childhood games such as ‘hide and seek’ and ‘I-Spy’.
  4. Spend time outdoors when you can.
  5. Remember you can learn anywhere, for example going on a colour hunt around your house, drawing pictures on a steamed up mirror or even counting how many toilet rolls you have left!
  6. Don’t just focus on the typical ‘educational’ side of things. Having experiences such as gardening and baking (if you can get the ingredients!), as well as learning to get dressed, fasten zips and buttons, use a knife and fork and to share and take turns are all just as, if not more important.
  7. If you speak more than one language at home please continue to speak English with your child, alongside any other languages you use. Please also encourage your child to watch high-quality English TV i.e. Cbeebies as this will also help their English.
  8. Remember to have a break during the day and don’t forget the weekends!
  9. HAVE FUN and have no inhibitions! As you are probably aware in Nursery we are often required to dance around like Elsa, jump up and down like a monkey or slide across the floor like a ninja and why not!
  10. Remember we are here to help and will always reply to emails and provide support in any way possible.

Ideas of things to ‘work on’ for Nursery children –

  1. We do lots of singing in Nursery and enjoy lots of Nursery rhymes. Keep this up at home, it important part of early learning.
  2. Sharing and taking turns.
  3. Read stories – we have between 2 and 4 stories a day in Nursery and the children always love getting stuck into a good book!
  4. Counting – This involves not only saying the numbers out-loud and in order but also counting objects by pointing to one at a time and saying the number name, knowing that the last number said when counting tells you how many there are and counting things which cannot be seen i.e. jumps or claps.
  5. Recognising numbers to
  6. Drawing – Including drawing a person in detail i.e. not just a head with sticks coming out but a head, body, arms, legs and facial features, drawing other things and being able to say what they have drawn (even if it looks nothing like it!).
  7. Fine motor activities that help hand-eye coordination such as threading, practising using scissors and picking up small objects using the thumb and pointing finger.
  8. Practising writing their name.

 Here are some website links which you may find useful over the coming weeks –

General –

Maths -

  • Top Marks – www.topmarks.co.uk – Top Marks have lots of interactive maths games which cover pattern, shape, counting and number recognition.
  • Numberblocks - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks?page=2  - As many of you are aware we are using Numberblocks to give children an in-depth knowledge of number. We have watched Series 1: One, Series 1: Another 1, Series 1: Two and Series 1: Three. Please continue to watch these episodes on iPlayer and Youtube. Each week I will give a new focus number or for the children to learn about. The key to this approach to learning is to take it slowly and not rush ahead, please bear this in mind when using the videos. I had planned to stay on the numbers 1, 2 and 3 until Easter and then focus on 4 and 5 for the next half term.

English –

Keeping Active –

Home Timetable

Please feel free to use this editable timetable which also comes with picture cards to add some routine and structure to your days at home. Don't forget to put in plenty of time to play, have a break and to have weekends off!

Observations Parent Meeting

Here is the presentation used at the parent meeting about receiving and sending observations earlier in the year. I have also attached some examples of observations and a list of things you may like to 'observe.' If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Ideas for Nursery Children during the suspended break from school!

It is with great sadness that the school closed it's doors to most of our children for an unknown amount of time. This is not an easy time for anybody but I intend to regularly update this page to make this as easy as possible for us all. 

I intend to provide general ideas, tips and links to online resources during this period. I hope that this will be useful so that your child can continue learning at home.

There will also be challenges on this page for different areas of the curriculum uploaded twice a week (Monday’s and Wednesdays). It would be great if you could send these back as an observation (as discussed in the parent meeting on observations earlier in the year). I will upload the presentation used and the hand-outs from this meeting for you to refer to. If you have any difficulties doing this or with anything else, please do not hesitate to contact me via email.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time. Most importantly of all take care of yourselves and each other.

Mrs Beaumont and the Nursery Team

 

Welcome to our Nursery at St Philip's
 
In our nursery children are provided with as many opportunities as possible to explore and be creative learners.  We have a free flow system where children can initiate their own learning, alongside some focus activities where children are supported to develop specific skills.  In all our provision areas children can investigate and enhance the Characteristics of Effective learning.

We also have daily carpet times together where we sing songs, celebrate our 'star of the day' and work on different skills together and build on our knowledge.  Children in nursery have acess to provision both indoors and outdoors.
Chinese New Year

This half term Nursery have been learning all about Chinese New Year, we heard about the Legend of Nian and enjoyed acting out the story with some Nian masks we made. We also learnt about how Chinese New Year is celebrated, we listened to some traditional Chinese Music, watched a dragon dance, tried some noodles and prawn crackers and even made our own spring rolls. They were yummy!

Winter Topic

This half term Nursery have been learning all about Winter. We investigated ice, counted buttons onto snowmen, painted with ice, listened to lots of winter stories, and made melted snowman biscuits. One thing we didn’t get to do was play in the snow, maybe it will come soon!

Santa's Grotto Trip

Nursery were very lucky and had an exciting trip to Santa’s Grotto. We followed the Robin and Travelled around the North Pole until we got to Santa’s Grotto. When we got there we all had a turn sitting next to Santa in his big chair and having a chat with him. Santa said we had all been good so after we had spoken to him we all went to his toy shop to choose a present. Later we went to the Grass Hoppers Play-gym and had so much fun racing down the slides and climbing on all the different obstacles. What an exciting day! Thank you to the PTA for our treat, we really enjoyed it.

@stphilips:St Philip's is a Voluntary Aided Catholic Primary and Nursery School. Our children range from age 3 to 11 years. The most...