Welcome to the Nursery Web Page

Our Nursery Classes:

Buttercups, Daisies and Sunflowers

 

Our learning journey for this half term is Pattern. We have added the Curriculum overview of the learning journey where you can check what areas of learning we will be covering in the next few weeks. Please access it from the menu on the right-hand side. It is saved under ‘Summer 1- Pattern- (Home Learning)’.
PHONE CALLS
It has been so lovely to speak to you this week. We hope that this has been useful to you. We will be calling everyone on a 2 week cycle. Please remember our calls will appear as ‘No Caller ID’ so please make sure you keep an eye out for us. Please continue to use 2email (Purple Mash) and Tapestry as your initial point of contact and we will get in touch with you as soon as we can.

WEBSITE PAGE

This page is designed to give you some ideas about what you can do as part of your child’s home learning. Some ideas may work better for you than others. Please don’t feel that you have to complete them all. The most important thing is to go along with your child’s interests. Our Learning Journey is Pattern but if your child has other interests then feel free to go with them.

Thank you for all your super home learning – you are doing brilliantly! Thank you for all the posts on Tapestry we have loved seeing all your great photographs and activities. Please carry on!

 

W/b 18.05.2020 (week 9 of home learning)

Next week will be learning about Eid al-Fitr which fall on 23-24th May. We will be looking at food and celebrations of Muslim people.  We would like you to focus on preparation of food and talk to your children about healthy eating.  The children can use a paper plate to create their own healthy plate with the support of a parent/carer.  Please view PPT with your child- please find attached on the right-hand side along with other resources for this week.

Daisies and Sunflowers are focusing on menus for Eid, such as biscuits and other treats and Buttercups are focusing on designing Mendhi patterns; the children can draw their hand and create their own design on paper. 

Thursday 21st May is World Day of Cultural Diversity (please see PPT on the right-hand side) and to celebrate it the Nursery team have decided to do a mini cook off and cook something from our own culture. We will put the pictures together and post them on Tapestry for the whole nursery to celebrate the day.  Please celebrate it with us by sharing a cultural dish, a dance or dressing up in celebration of cultural diversity and then post it on Tapestry. 

 

 

Art Gallery Reminder (PPT on the right-hand side)

Hazelwood are creating an Art Gallery page on the School Website to celebrate the children’s artwork, whilst being at home.  The theme is Our World, with an emphasis on the environment and bring Eco-friendly! We hope that lots of you send in your fabulous artwork on either Purple Mash or Tapestry to be included on this page. The deadline  to send in your work is Saturday 23rd May. Have fun!!

Boromi

This website is brilliant for ideas to try a home.

Google Boromi and sign up for free. You will then be sent, via email, daily activities for you to complete at home with very few resources needed.

Here is an example of the activities they have:

 

VE Day 

On Friday 8th May it is 75 years since the end of World War 2. This day is known as VE day.

There is a PowerPoint for you to use to explain V.E. Day to your child on the Website. Perhaps celebrate V.E. Day by having a lock-down party. See if you can make some food that would have been eaten during the war such as fish paste sandwiches and oat biscuits. Wear red, white and blue clothes and make a Union Jack flag. Post pictures of your celebrations on Tapestry.

Buttercups-Have you made your oaty biscuits yet following a great Cookery video lesson by Chef Bernardino? Please don’t forget to post your yummi creations on Tapestry. 

How about you Daisies and Sunflowers?

Oaty biscuits recipe no 163 from The 1940’s Experiment

Ingredients

115g butter or margarine

85g caster sugar

200g rolled or porridge oats

150g self-raising flour

A little milk

1 egg (optional)

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180C (350F)
  • Grease a baking tray
  • Cream together butter and sugar
  • Add the oats and mix
  • Sift the flour into the mixture and stir again
  • Add the egg if using and a little milk to moisten. The dough should be stiff and quite dry but sticks together.
  • Knead together
  • Divide mixture into approx. 20 lumps.
  • Place on baking tray and press to flatten
  • Bake for about 15 minutes until the edges are golden
  • Leave on baking tray to cool.

Good luck- yum yum!

 

W/b 11.05.2020 (week 8 of home learning)

This week we are continuing with our theme of Pattern.  We will focus on the story of “Queen’s knickers” by Nicholas Allan.

Have you ever wondered about the kind of knickers the Queen wears? Sensible knickers, frilly knickers, knickers with Corgis on them? Perhaps she has different knickers for every occasion – crown-jewel knickers or Christmas knickers? Lots of patterns!

A little girl day-dreaming about a school visit from the Queen imagines a parade of all the different knickers she might own, and wonders which knickers she might choose for a school trip  – her rescue knickers, gardening knickers, or perhaps her ‘parachute pants’?

We will also focus on a science project of building a house for a pet animal.  

 

Additional ideas: 
Please see Week 8 Home Learning on the right hand side for some useful off line ideas for home learning.

ART GALLERY

Hazelwood wants to set up an Art Gallery page on the School Website to celebrate the children’s artwork, while they are at home. The theme is Our World, with an emphasis on the environment and bring Eco-friendly! The children should try to complete their work as independently as possible. There is a power Point Presentation on the right-hand side menu of this page to give you some ideas that may stimulate the children. The deadline for the pieces of art is the 23rd of May. We are asking the you to help the children to upload their work via Purple Mash/Tapestry. The fabulous artwork will then be uploaded onto a special ART exhibition Gallery page on our School Website. Get creating!

 

W/b 04.05.2020 (week 7 of home learning)
Elmer and VE Day

This week we are continuing with our theme of Pattern. Please listen to Elmer and the Rainbow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a81p4HI1GpQ and see if you can make your own rainbows. Can you make rainbows with different patterns, e.g. spotty, zigzags, patchwork? Please put them in you windows and on Tapestry.

On Friday 8th May it is 75 years since the end of World War 2. This day is known as VE day. 

Celebrate VE Day by having a lockdown party. See if you can make some food that would have been eaten during the war such as fish paste sandwiches and oat biscuits. Wear red, white and blue clothes and make a Union Jack flag Post pictures of your celebrations on Tapestry.

Oaty biscuits recipe no 163 from The 1940’s Experiment

Ingredients

115g butter or margarine

85g caster sugar

200g rolled or porridge oats

150g self-raising flour

A little milk

1 egg (optional)

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180C (350F)
  • Grease a baking tray
  • Cream together butter and sugar
  • Add the oats and mix
  • Sift the flour into the mixture and stir again
  • Add the egg if using and a little milk to moisten. The dough should be stiff and quite dry but sticks together.
  • Knead together
  • Divide mixture into approx. 20 lumps.
  • Place on baking tray and press to flatten
  • Bake for about 15 minutes until the edges are golden
  • Leave on baking tray to cool.

Good luck- yum yum!

Additional ideas: 
Please see Week 7 Home Learning on the right hand side for some useful off line ideas for home learning.
Please remember to hand in any work you do on Purple Mash and to keep posting on Tapestry.

At nursery every year we have an Elmer display to celebrate the children’s learning of the story.
We make elephants of all shapes and sizes and discuss  Elmer’s patchwork colours.

In the story, the other elephants are teasing him for his dazzling skin of many colours.  Elmer is ashamed of his appearance so he painted himself grey in an attempt to fit in, but he’s plan backfired when the paint washes of revealing his true colours.

The story of Elmer lends itself beautifully to teaching the children about respecting difference; may it be race, culture, religion or an awareness of disability or impairments in some adults and children.

Can you talk to your children about the story to develop their understanding of the story, and how we can apply it to every day life in our different communities.  So can you support and encourage your child to draw and design their very own Elmer for our nursery display.

They can also make story masks or stick puppets to use in role-play, enabling them to use the story language.

Thank you for all your support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W/b 20.04.2020

This week, please could you watch the Elmer story on Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZlNp-8zOgk, then choose a couple of ideas from the learning journey grid to complete.

Just a reminder that we will be setting your weekly tasks on Purple Mash and we will also be posting on Tapestry so please make sure that you check both.

 

 

 

Also this week, on Thursday 23rd, we will be celebrating St George’s day. Please watch the two CBeebies “Let’s Celebrate” clips:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9QsPnTevO0       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr8b6jvC5l8.

 

See if you can make a George Cross flag:  https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/st-georges-day-crafts  and try some Morris dancing. There is a St George’s Day 2do set on Purple Mash as well.

Please remember to hand in any work you do on Purple Mash and to keep posting on Tapestry.

 

 

 

Some other ideas for learning valuable life skills:

Tying shoelaces – Please use a fun video from CBeebies with Mr Tumble on how to make tying shoelaces fun.

Eating with cutlery -there is a video on BBC about all the skills young children are developing while they’re learning to feed themselves.

Buttoning a buttonAll sorts of ideas for making getting dressed a fun and learning activity available on Tiny Happy People.

 

Additional learning for w/b 27/04 
Please  have a go at the following:
  • WELL-BEING:
  • Put your happy face drawing in the window and ask an adult to label it ‘Happy Monday’/or which ever day of the week it is.
  • FAMILY:
  • Read, read, read together.
  • How many characters can you name from different stories and rhymes?
  • Sing Nursery Rhymes together: If You’re Happy and You Know It.
  • The days of the week song:
  • There are 7 days (x2) there are seven days of the week,Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
  • COMMUNICATION AND LITERACY:
  • Children should be able to understand and answer questions with:WHO, WHAT, WHERE.
    • Encourage children to ask questions with:

    WHO?, WHAT?, WHERE? WHEN? HOW? & WHY? Please link it to feelings and Elmer story.

  • PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
  • Talk about what happens to your body when you are: happy, sad, angry.
  • Develop emotional intelligence. Adults ask your children: How do you fell when…?
The whole school value this half-term is Creativity.

We are focusing on encouraging the children to express themselves freely and show off their talents.

“I am good at…”

Art websites to encourage creativity :

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

https://artfulparent.com/

 

Boromi

This website is brilliant for ideas to try a home.

Google Boromi and sign up for free. You will then be sent, via email, daily activities for you to complete at home with very few resources needed.

Here is an example of activities they have:

Try walking with Captain Tom Moore!

 

EASTER BREAK (06.04-20.04) Week 3 and 4

We are amazed at your posts via Tapestry. Thank you! It is so super to see your learning and fun activities so keep us posted please!

The next 2 weeks are your 2 weeks off as per Easter so we won’t be setting lots of learning tasks as it is important to give yourself a break and focus on other fun activities that you might want to take on. However, equally, we know that it is important to stay motivated and keep some sort of routine. In light of this, we have set some optional challenges and tasks for you to have over the next 2 weeks. Please look on the side for Easter Holidays Tasks document.

Please continue to communicate them via Tapestry and the teachers will comment on them in their designated time. We miss you all very much!   

We wish you all a very happy, hoppy holiday and we hope you enjoy eating some delicious chocolate eggs! 
For your week 3 and 4 (Easter Break) we could (optional) have a go at the following:
  • WELL-BEING:
  • Paint a hand print tree and put it in your window with the sign; ‘We’re all in this together’
  • Make a thank you note for the postman, delivery drivers of refuse collectors
  • FAMILY:
  • Read , read, read together
  • Morning Story- what’s your favourite story to wake up to?
  • Sing Nursery Rhymes together- listen out for the words that sound the same?
  • Play I-Spy, can you think of objects that begin with the same sound as your name?
  • Have Easter Egg Tree
  • Egg and spoon race.
  • Egg painting with colour pens.
  • INDEPENDENT:
  • Practise writing your name on your name card
  • Have a go at some pencil patterns to get your ready for writing
  • Cut out shapes and pictures to practise your cutting skills
  • Draw different shapes; circles, squares and rectangles to make a picture.
  • Drawing a robot is so much fun. 
  • TALK-TIME:
  • Watch Cbeebies how Toby prepares for Easter, Celebrating Easter and the Easter story
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-easter
  • Talk about special events such as Easter; Why do Christians celebrate Easter?
  • What activities do people do over Easter?
  • How can we show Hazelwood Value of kindness in the community or within our family?

A GREAT RESOURCE TO EXPLORE:

Please log in to BUSY THINGS www.busythings.co.uk/lgfl-remote-teaching

Only for Hazelwood school use

Username:  home666

Password:home777

 

Week 2 Home Learning (w/b 30.03.2020)

We hope that every single one of you is well and staying safely at home. Thank you for posting fabulous activities and reporting on your bean growing on Tapestry. We would like to hear more from you so please keep telling us what you have been up to; uploading your creative works of art and fun learning opportunities on Tapestry.

We also hope that you are exercising every morning with Joe Wicks following his daily PE lesson on the Body Coach TV (YouTube) at 9 o’clock from Mon-Fri. It’s a great way to keep fit and look after your own well-being.  

This week you could decorate your windows with a fabulous multi-coloured rainbow to join other children across the world in brightening the world and making everyone smile. It is a great well-being gesture! Rainbows are very positive and symbolize hope, peace and happiness so be creative with paints, collage materials and crayons and make the happiest rainbow for your window.

For your week 2 we would like you to have a go at the following:
  • WELL-BEING:
  • Make a rainbow for your window 
  • FAMILY:
  • Read, read, read together (Cosy reading with a blanket or teddy)
  • Make a nursery rhyme dice and roll it. Which song will it land on? Then sing together.
  • Shape hunt around the house. Can you spot a circle, square, triangle or rectangle?
  • INDEPENDENT:
  • Practise writing your name on your name card
  • Have a go at some pencil patterns to get your ready for writing
  • Cut out shapes and pictures to practise your cutting skills
  • Try our Rhyming words activity (see side bar)
  • TALK-TIME:
  • Talk about people who help us: doctors, nurses, scientists, police, firefighters, delivery staff, teachers, mums and dads and carers.
Here are some other links for home learning this week:

Hungry Little Minds – Activities for 0-5 Year Olds

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

Mr Throne Does Phonics – Letters and Sounds

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=mr%20thorne’s%20phonics&qs=AS&form=QBVR&sp=1&pq=mr%20thorne’s%20phonics&sc=5-19&cvid=963E8BFE33CB4FD2B8E49FBF9D96E915

CBeebies Little Learners Numeracy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/numeracy?page=2

CBeebies Little Learners Literacy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/literacy?page=2

CBeebies Little Learners Art

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/art

Apps for Home iPads – Via the App Store

ABC Pocket Phonics

Numberjacks addition up to 10

Story Creator

Bee – Bot

Hairy Letters

Ladybird: I’m Ready for Phonics with Captain Comet

Please also check the side bar on for more documents with links and ideas.

 

 

  • Important notices re: school closure from Monday 23rd March 2020

Following the recent announcement of school closures (last day of school is Friday 20th March 2020), we would like to share with you some resources and ideas for home learning. We feel that they will be useful for you to support your children with whilst they are off school. Despite this worrying and uncertain time, we encourage the children to use this time to play, talk, discover and learn something new. Being creative is key.

With regards to learning, we will update this page every Friday to suggest learning opportunities that we would like you to take up at home with your children. Please follow any links suggested and use the Tapestry to share your learning. 

Children can use a scrapbook to do their activities in and record their learning experiences. Each child was given or sent via post their own individual username and password to access Purple Mash website (with a letter of explanation) Purple Mash have 100s of interactive games to support children with their learning and they can access these at any time, providing they have access to a computer/laptop or any other smart devices. We would like the Nursery children to explore Mini Mash within Purple Mash.    

We feel it’s important for the children to have some structure that they are used to during a school day to keep them motivated. Below is a suggested timetable you could use. Please look at the side menu -we have uploaded the timetable and a document with some ideas for home learning links to key areas of learning.

Reading is key 

Please continue to regularly read at home. Remember, reading to your child and explororing the stories and non-fiction books together is very important .

– Oxford owl – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/  offers a free Ebook library for parents and children to use.

– Twinkl – https://www.twinkl.co.uk

 This is an excellent resource that teachers across the country use. They are offering a free one month trial for all parents and have fantastic packs to support children in all areas of their learning.

Week beginning 23/03/20

We would like you to focus on the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle,

Please copy and paste this link into your broser for the animated film of The very hungry Caterpillar: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

Please talk to your child about changes over time; practise sequencing the events in the story along with the days of the week. You could count out the different fruits the caterpillar ate and match them to the correct numerals. Discuss life cycles.

 

 

 

 

 

9:00-9:30am
11:00-11:30am
1:00-1:30pm
2:45-3:15
Communication, Language and
Literacy
E.g.
· Share books with your child, encouraging them to make up stories from the pictures.
· Read books/magazines to your child.
· Sing nursery rhymes together.
· Draw pictures and make marks on paper; encourage your child to talk about the     picture.
· Begin practising name writing.
Physical
· If you have access to a garden use bikes/scooters, trampolines, play ball games such as football, throwing and catching.
· How many jumps can you do in 30 seconds?
· Can you do 5 star jumps, touching toes. knee raises.
· Play bean game: runner bean, jumping beans, string beans, broad beans and French beans.
· Dance with BBC Boogie  Beebies (you tube search for pirate, go mango, dinosaur, rainbow, digger)
Maths
· Number recognition and matching correct number of objects.
· Daily reciting of the number sequence to 30.
· Daily counting of      objects around the home .e.g. toys, books.
· Recognise shapes around the home.
· Playing games, such as pairs, snap, noughts and crosses, dominoes, snakes and ladders and any other counting games.
Explore Mini Mash
(See your letter for your password)
Also:
· Role Play
· Music and Art activities.
· Model making
· Building with blocks

 

Below are links for activities that you can try and complete each day at home.
• Joe Wicks School and Active Home Workouts – lots of different ones to try out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLNxJe4L2I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhHY8mOQ5eo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXt2jLRlaf8

• Kids Workout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_A_HjHZxfI&t=9s

• Kids BOPZ Dance Along
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHd2s_saYsQ

• Family Fun Workout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5if4cjO5nxo

• Yoga Activities
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XCQfYsFa3Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_0P5grVoyg (KS1 and Foundation Stage)

The whole school value this half-term is Ambition 

 

 

We are focusing on encouraging the children to aim high for themseves, talking about their goals and learning.

“I would like to be…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please check your child’s experiences and adventures in Nursery on Tapestry. 

 

 

Ideas for helping children at home: 

-Please read aloud and tell stories to children ; it helps them to learn new ideas, concepts and vocabulary.
If English is not the language your family speaks at home, enjoy sharing books written in your home language.

-Please explore stories by talking about the pictures and predicting what might happen next in the story.

-Please  sing songs and nursery rhymes; play musical games together.

-Always encourage your child  to express their thoughts and use new words; have conversations with them at meal times.

-Please encourage your child to draw and make marks as these skills are important for them to develop their writing.

 

 

 

 *********************** REMINDERS & NOTICES  **************************

GATES: When leaving the Nursery please make sure that you close all of the gates behind you. Thank you.

ATTENDANCE: It is important that your child attends school everyday and arrives on time. They will miss important learning time if they are late.

SNACKS: Please do not put any snacks in this bag as the children have fruit provided at snack time.

COATS: Please make sure that your child has a coat at school everyday as we  go outside in all weathers. 

LABELS: Please label all items of your child’s clothing including their coats and shoes.

NUTS: Please make sure that your child does not bring nuts in any form to school. This is very important as we have children in our classes that are allergic to nuts.

Please make sure that your child has an early night as the school day can be very tiring. They should be in bed by 7pm to ensure a good night’s sleep.

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OUR INCREDIBLE LEARNING JOURNEY ARCHIVE:

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Autumn 2 Celebrations.

Autumn 1 Ourselves.