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Phase One - Nursery

Welcome to Rainbow Class!

Our staff: Alex, Vanessa and Thellenxa

Please note that from now on, Home Learning Tasks can be found on our new 'Virtual Learning Hub' that you access under the tab 'Learning'. Also, if you scroll to the bottom of Nursery's Virtual Learning Hub page, you will find the section 'Videos from your teachers!'. Click on this to access weekly welcome messages and story videos. Thank you.

We would like to hear from you at least once a week. Please email your child's teacher to let us know how you are getting on, using the email addresses below: 

rainbowclass@alfredsalter.com

In preparation for home learning, you might want to gather some resources. Some suggestions are:

- plain paper

- coloured paper

- coloured pencils

- writing pencils

- coloured pens

- scissors

- glue

- junk modelling

We will endeavour to make the tasks as resource light as possible, however, these may come in useful at times.

If you need support with resources, please email and we will see if anything can be done.

 

Home Learning:

 

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Monday, 11th May 2020 

'Ebb and Flo: Ebb's Birthday' (2005) by Jane Simmons.

Song of the day

Sesame Street: 'What is a Friend?', Cookie Monster sings a song about friendship.

Maths task

Shape, Space  and Measure: What shapes can you make? Using a piece of string or wool to make some 2D shapes, e.g. a circle, triangle, rectangle or square. Sesame Street: 'Bert and Ernie Make Shapes'.

Phonics task

Visit the following website for phonics activities: new.phonicsplay.co.uk, Phase 1 Interactive Resources, 'Welcome to the Zoo'. Please note that this task remains the same for the week. As there is only a limited number of activities available for Phase 1, please feel free to explore activities in Phase 2.

 

At the bottom of this page, you will find a 'Home Learning' pack containing a large number of reading, writing and maths activities. Please encourage your child to engage in these tasks for a focused period every day.

Key Information

Alfred Salter Nursery is a warm and welcoming setting where children are given the opportunity to develop as autonomous learners. We plan for all seven areas of learning as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

As well as following the curriculum, we also ensure that we plan according to the children's individual needs and interests to deliver an all-encompassing learning experience.

Activities are available both inside the Nursery as well as in the outdoor area, which is open to access all year round. At Alfred Salter, we support outdoor play as a vital part of children's overall development and, therefore, we encourage all children to access the outdoor area on a regular basis.

We welcome visits to our Nursery and are happy to provide any information that you might require.

Your child's reading book will be changed every Monday. Please ensure that the reading book is in your child's book bag on a daily basis.
 

Previous Home Learning

Dear Parents and Carers

Please note that for some time now, we have been listening to and joining in with the following song: 'Sing' by Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band. Please keep playing this song to your children. Its lyrics link closely to one of the aspects of learning featured in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and support our sense of community and belonging.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Managing Feelings and Behaviour

Early Learning Goal

Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others' behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride. (Early Education / DfE: 'Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)', 2012: 15)

 

Friday, 8th May 2020 (Wishing you a happy Bank Holiday!)

'The Ugly Five' by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Bedtime Stories with Fi.

Song of the day

'The Breathing Song', by Julia Donaldson.

Maths task

Numbers: 'Number 5': Can you carry out five different actions five times? Examples: five claps, five jumps, five nods, five stretches, five touch your toes. Sesame Street: 'Pentatonix Counts (and Sings) to Five'.

Phonics task

Visit the following website for phonics activities: new.phonicsplay.co.uk, Phase 1 Interactive Resources, 'Sound Starters'. Please note that this task remains the same for the week. As there is only a limited number of activities available for Phase 1, please feel free to explore activities in Phase 2.

 

Thursday, 7th May 2020 

'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' by Judith Kerr, Annie's Workshop, Audiobooks For Kids.

Song of the day

'The Tiger Who Came to Tea', sung by Kathy Bumblebee.

Maths task

Numbers: Practise counting from 0 to 10 (or 20) and back. Use your fingers for support as you count up, then clap your hands for each number as you count back down. Counting song: 'Let's Count up to Ten', KidsTV123.

Phonics task

Visit the following website for phonics activities: new.phonicsplay.co.uk, Phase 1 Interactive Resources, 'Sound Starters'. Please note that this task remains the same for the week. As there is only a limited number of activities available for Phase 1, please feel free to explore activities in Phase 2.

 

Wednesday, 6th May 2020 

'Mr Wolf's Pancakes' by Jan Fearnley, read by Nigel Planer, SchoolKidz TV.

Song of the day

'Pancake Party', Song for Kids by Pancake Manor.

Maths task

Shape, Space and Measure: www.topmarks.co.uk, 'Let's Compare', A Comparing Sizes Game. Choose from two categories, or do both: 'At the Beach' and 'Animals'.

Phonics task

Visit the following website for phonics activities: new.phonicsplay.co.uk, Phase 1 Interactive Resources, 'Sound Starters'. Please note that this task remains the same for the week. As there is only a limited number of activities available for Phase 1, please feel free to explore activities in Phase 2.

 

Tuesday, 5th May 2020 

'Little Red Riding Hood', Animated Fairy Tales for Children by Oxbridge Baby.

Song of the day

'I Love Red', Full Song/Music - 'Little Red Riding Hood', BBC Teach. 

Maths task

Numbers: 'Number 3': How many different things around your home or outside can you find at least three of, e.g. three books, three trees, three spoons, three ducks etc. Can you draw a picture of one of your sets, e.g. a picture of three flowers?

Sesame Street: 'Number 3', Number of the Day Song.

Phonics task

Visit the following website for phonics activities: new.phonicsplay.co.uk, Phase 1 Interactive Resources, 'Sound Starters'. Please note that this task remains the same for the week. As there is only a limited number of activities available for Phase 1, please feel free to explore activities in Phase 2.

 

Monday, 4th May 2020 

Storytime For Kids: 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne, read by Little Loves Library.

Song of the day

'Boom Di Boom Di Gorilla' by Pinkfong. 

Maths task

Numbers: 'Hidden Numbers Game', number recognition, numbers 0 to10 (or above!).

https://theimaginationtree.com/hidden-numbers-game-for-preschoolers/ 

Please adapt the materials used depending on what is available, especially the 'rainbow rice'. Salt, plain rice, lentils, glitter etc work just as well.

Phonics task

Visit the following website for phonics activities: new.phonicsplay.co.uk, Phase 1 Interactive Resources, 'Sound Starters'. Please note that this task remains the same for the week. As there is only a limited number of activities available for Phase 1, please feel free to explore activities in Phase 2.

 

Friday, 1st May 2020 

'Thelma the Unicorn', read by Aaron Blabey.

Song of the day

Sesame Street: Song - 'What I Am'.

Maths task

Shape, Space and Measure: CBeebies: 'Bing Build and Play'. Extension activity: Can you build a structure using ten (or more) objects from your home, e.g. cardboard boxes, empty plastic containers, wooden blocks etc? 

Phonics task

Visit the following website for phonics activities: new.phonicsplay.co.uk, Phase 1 Interactive Resources, 'Hickory Dickory Dock'. Please note that this task remains the same for the week.

 

Thursday, 30th April 2020 

Debi Gliori reads 'Little Owl's Egg' for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize, Scottish Book Trust.

Song of the day

Sesame Street: Song - 'Hush Little Baby'.

Maths task

Numbers: Counting and number recognition. 'Count With Objects'. www splashlearn.com/number-games. 

Phonics task

Visit the following website for phonics activities: new.phonicsplay.co.uk, Phase 1 Interactive Resources, 'Hickory Dickory Dock'. Please note that this task remains the same for the week.

 

Wednesday, 29th April 2020 

'Hamish the Highland Cow' by Natalie Russell, Read Aloud Children's Books, Story Shark.

Song of the day

'The Great Big Moose', Camp Song, Scratch Garden.

Maths task

Numbers: 'Five Little Monkeys' by KidsTV123 or Dany Rosevear.

Phonics task

Visit the following website for phonics activities: new.phonicsplay.co.uk, Phase 1 Interactive Resources, 'Hickory Dickory Dock'. Please note that this task remains the same for the week.

 

Tuesday, 28th April 2020 

'Handa's Surprise' by Eileen Browne, CEIP LA MAQUINISTA.

Song of the day

'Hakuna Matata', 'The Lion King' 1994.

Maths task

Shape, Space and Measure: Find objects around your home, or whilst walking outside, that have the following 2D shapes: circle, triangle, square, rectangle. How many different ones can you find?

Phonics task

Visit the following website for phonics activities: new.phonicsplay.co.uk, Phase 1 Interactive Resources, 'Hickory Dickory Dock'. Please note that this task remains the same for the week.

Monday, 27th April 2020 

'Aaaarrgghh, Spider!' by Lydia Monks, Children's Bedtime Stories.

Song of the day

'Creepy Crawly Calypso', Barefoot Books.

Maths task

Numbers: Counting. Draw a spider web picture. Make sure that each spider has eight legs, four on one side of the body and four on the other. How many spiders can you fit onto your web?

Phonics task

Visit the following website for phonics activities: new.phonicsplay.co.uk, Phase 1 Interactive Resources, 'Hickory Dickory Dock'. Please note that this task remains the same for the week.

 

Friday, 24th April 2020 

'The Mixed-Up Chameleon' by Eric Carle, Illuminated Films.

Song of the day

'Green Song', Colors For Kids, Pancake Manor.

Maths task

Numbers: When out and about for your daily exercise, try to find some pebbles to make your own number pebbles. Paint the pebbles and draw spots on them to represent numbers, e.g. one spot for number 1 and so on.You could of course use other objects, such as plactic bottle tops. I found a lovely 'Ladybug (Ladybird) Counting Pebbles' activity for ideas on the following website: www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com.

Phonics task

Visit the following website for phonics activities: new.phonicsplay.co.uk, Phase 1 Interactive Resources, 'Welcome to the Zoo'. Please note that this task remains the same for the week.

 

Thursday, 23rd April 2020 

'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, Read Aloud For Kids!

Song of the day

'Colors Song 2', KidsTV123.

Maths task

Numbers: 'Bunny Ride', steer the car to collect carrots for the bunnies and learn to count. www.topmarks.co.uk

 

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020 

'Duck in the Truck' by Jez Alborough, read by John Ramsden.

Song of the day

Sesame Street: 'Elmo's Ducks', Elmo's Sing Along Series.

Maths task

Shape, Space and Measure: How many different structures can you build using only ten blocks/bricks/boxes? Can you draw one of your designs?

 

Tuesday, 21st April 2020 

'Eat Your Peas' by Kes Gray and Nick Sherratt, Read Along Story.

Song of the day

Sesame Street: 'Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me: Can't Go Wrong Song'.

Maths task

Numbers: Sesame Street: '12 Pea Seeds', count along. Draw a picture of your 12 pea seeds. Have a go at numbering each pea. If you need help, ask an adult or older sibling to show you how to write the numbers.

 

Monday, 20th April 2020 

'Kipper's Toybox' by Mick Inkpen, Reading Library Books.

Song of the day

'I Love Dogs', Songs For Kids by Pancake Manor. In Rainbow Class, we are very fond of the two main characters of Pancake Manor, Zach and Reggie.

Maths task

Shape, Space and Measure: 'Toy Shop Money Game', One Coin, 1p (up to 10p), www.topmarks.co.uk. 

 

Friday, 17th April 2020 

'Elmer and the Rainbow' by David McKee, Read Aloud Bedtime Story.

Song of the day

'Somewhere Over the Rainbow', 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939) by Movieclips.

Maths task

Numbers: Counting colours. How many different colours make a rainbow? Draw a rainbow picture and have a go at numbering the colours. You might want to ask an adult or older sibling to show you how to write the numerals.

Phonics task

Visit the following website for phonics activities: new.phonicsplay.co.uk, Phase 1 Interactive Resources, 'Sound Starters'. Please note that this task remains the same for the week.

 

Thursday, 16th April 2020 

'Giraffes Can't Dance' by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees, Animation Movie.

Song of the day

'Walking Through the Jungle' by Barefoot Books.

Maths task

Shape, Space and Measure: Repeating patterns. Create a repeating pattern using items from your home. Example: fork, spoon, fork, spoon, fork spoon, etc. Watch the following short film: 'Julia and Grover Search for Patterns' by Sesame Street. Can you draw a repeating pattern using two different colours? Example: red circle, blue cross, red circle, blue cross, etc.

 

Wednesday, 15th April 2020 

'Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell, read by Justin Fletcher, CBeebies Bedtime Stories.

Song of the day

'I Went to the Animal Fair', action song by Dany Rosevear.

Maths task

Numbers: 'Animal Counting'. Listen to the 'Animal Fair' song. How many different animals are in the song? Can you draw a picture of all of them?

 

Tuesday, 14th April 2020 

'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle, read by Eric Carle or animated film by Illuminated Films. For story related information and activities, please visit the website www.ericcarle.com.

Song of the day

'There's a Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf', action song by Dany Rosevear.

Maths task

Number song: 'Five Little Caterpillars' by Dany Rosevear. Learn the number bonds to five.

 

Monday, 13th April 2020 

'Guess How Much I Love You' by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram, animated story version by Young Learners. For story related information and activities, please visit the website www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com.

Song of the day

'Hop Little Bunnies', action song by My Little World of Song.

Maths task

Number song: 'Five Little Bunnies' by The Kiboomers, Kids Music Channel.

News and Events

Week commencing 16.03.2020

Dear Parents and Carers

As part of our new focus text 'Oliver's Vegetables', we are learning about different vegetables and fruits. Today we looked at the following: carrots, spinach and rhubarb.

Fact: Carrots are usually orange in colour, but purple, red, white and yellow varieties also exist.

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Week commencing 09.03.2020

Dear Parents and Carers

Today we explored developing our interest in shape by engaging in collaborative construction activities. We built a structure using a variety of wooden blocks. We then compared our structure to some of the architect Hundertwasser's buildings and found many similarities.

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Week commencing 02.03.2020

Dear Parents and Carers

As part of our focus text 'The Ugly Duckling', we have been learning interesting facts about ducks and swans. Recently, we wondered whether all ducks quack. We used the internet on our computer to find out the answer to our question.

Fact: Most male ducks are silent and very few ducks actually 'quack'. Instead, their calls may include squeaks, grunts, groans, chirps, whistles, brays and growls. Females can also make a wide range of different noises, and they are usually more vocal than males.

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