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F1 3s 'At the Seaside', by Mrs Harris

Date: 17th Mar 2022 @ 7:45pm

In F1 3s this week..........

We have been 'At the Seaside' 🌊🐚 

We have been exploring animals at the beach, roleplaying the ice cream van and looking at the idea of floating and sinking 😊

F1 2s Fruit Kebabs, by Mrs Harris

Date: 11th Mar 2022 @ 8:35pm

Lovely day in F1 2s today πŸ˜€ 

We have been making πŸŽπŸ‰πŸπŸ₯ fruit kebabs πŸ₯πŸπŸ‰πŸŽ

The children concentrated very hard on cutting the fruit and putting them on the kebab sticks. We then enjoyed eating them at snack time πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

F1 2s World Book Day 2022, by Mrs Harris

Date: 4th Mar 2022 @ 6:08pm

F1 3s World Book Day 2022, by Mrs Harris

Date: 4th Mar 2022 @ 6:06pm

Foundation Stage Nativity - Thursday, 9 December 2021 (p.m.), by Mrs Harris

Date: 9th Dec 2021 @ 5:18pm

Foundation Stage Nativity - Thursday, 9 December 2021 (a.m.), by Mrs Harris

Date: 9th Dec 2021 @ 5:10pm

F1 - National Poetry Day, by Miss Adamczewska

Date: 11th Oct 2021 @ 2:00pm

National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration on the first Thursday of October that encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. This year, National Poetry Day takes place on 7 October 2021, and the theme is Choice.

National Poetry Day generates an explosion of activity nationwide, thousands of amazing events across the UK – on doorsteps and at kitchen tables, in gardens and streets, in schools, libraries and public spaces both online and offline – all celebrating poetry’s power to bring people together. 

The Day starts conversations, it encourages love of language – and best of all, it’s open to absolutely everyone to join in, quietly or noisily in rewarding and enjoyable ways. As the artform’s most visible moment, it showcases the ways in which poetry adds value to society.

Below there is our wonderfull F1 classes from Miss Kealey...

 

National Poetry Day - 2 year olds, by Miss Adamczewska

Date: 11th Oct 2021 @ 1:52pm

National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration on the first Thursday of October that encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. This year, National Poetry Day takes place on 7 October 2021, and the theme is Choice.

National Poetry Day generates an explosion of activity nationwide, thousands of amazing events across the UK – on doorsteps and at kitchen tables, in gardens and streets, in schools, libraries and public spaces both online and offline – all celebrating poetry’s power to bring people together. 

The Day starts conversations, it encourages love of language – and best of all, it’s open to absolutely everyone to join in, quietly or noisily in rewarding and enjoyable ways. As the artform’s most visible moment, it showcases the ways in which poetry adds value to society.

The following video has all of our wonderfull 2 year olds...

Holiday Club Fun - Snakes and Ladders, by Mrs Harris

Date: 27th Jul 2021 @ 12:23am

Giant snakes and ladders anyone? 🐍πŸͺœπŸπŸͺœ
Our children had a great time designing and chalking out their very own absolutely GIGANTIC snakes and ladders board on the playground today.
This took the traditional game of Snakes and Ladders to a much more active level! 
The children were right at the heart of the game, moving up the ladders πŸͺœπŸͺœπŸͺœand down the snakes🐍🐍🐍 with a very special role for the overall champion............🍦🍦🍦🍨🍨🍨

Home Learning 14.07.21, by Mrs McLaren

Date: 14th Jul 2021 @ 8:37am

Wednesday 14/07/21

Home Learning 

Good morning Preschool. I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Here is your home learning for today. I am uploading a vlog and I will record a story time a little bit later today.

Stay safe and enjoy being at home with your family. See you soon. 

Mrs McLaren and the F1 team

 

Home learning Animals day 5, by Miss Mclaren

Date: 5th Mar 2021 @ 10:47am

Hi Preschool, 

We are all looking forward to seeing you back in school next week.

For today we are completing some maths activities.

Maths

Warm up

Joe Wicks

1.

Look at different 2D shapes.

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

play shape monster game.

If you have any paper, cut out some shapes, hide them around the room and ask your child to find them.

 

2.

Then get out some everyday objects that are 2D shapes,

Encourage your child to match the cut out shape to the everyday object. Let the investigate the

 

3.

Go on a shape hunt around your house, can they find any other objects in the home that are 2D shapes?

 

4.

If you have building blocks encourage your child to make different 2D shapes using the blocks.

Home learning Animals day 4, by Miss Mclaren

Date: 4th Mar 2021 @ 10:45am

Today is World Book Day!

Your teachers have dressed up as characters from our book Rumble in the Jungle.

Mrs McLaren is a cheeky monkey

Mrs Jones is an elephant

Mrs Hayes is an elephant too.

Miss Williams is a giraffe.

Miss Walker is a leopard.

Miss Houlihan is a lion and Miss Gordon is a leopard. 

Can you make a costume or dress up as a character from a book?

Can you draw your favourite character and write the initial sound for your character?

Can you make a jungle animal mask?Can you sit and read your favourite book with your family?

 

Home learning Animals day 3, by Miss Mclaren

Date: 3rd Mar 2021 @ 1:30pm

Understanding the world

Warm up

Cosmic kids yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5MtR2KSdGk#

1.

We will be thinking about animals and their young today.

Ask the children if they know what any animals babies are called, e.g. what is a dog’s baby called?

If they can not think or have no idea ask them to watch the video below and then talk about the other animals they might be interested in and what their young is called.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJg4YFtvOp8

 

2.

Play What am I game,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZJgA9sdgso

 the video above can be watched and children will be able to answer the questions as it plays.

 

3. can they draw a family of their favourite animal, thinking about what the baby is called, what they eat, what they may produce and any facts they ma know.

Parents do the same and show your child your animal family, telling them the facts you have found out about your animal.

Home learning Animals day 2, by Miss Mclaren

Date: 3rd Mar 2021 @ 1:28pm

Literacy

 

Warm up

Joe Wicks

1.

Encourage your child to recap on alliteration, thinking about some of the animals that started with the same sound from yesterday’s activities.

Can they draw some animals that start with the same sound and write the correct initial sound? If they can’t do this by themselves they could write over your writing or dots etc.

2.

Think about an animal that they like, can they look on google to find out some facts about their favourite animal.

Once you have read out the facts to your child can they draw their favourite animal, write their initial sound and then talk about their characteristics and facts they have learnt.

e.g. where do they live?

      What do they eat?

      What is their young called?

3.

If you have some animals make a farm/zoo or a mixture of both, this could be with cuddly toys, plastic animals etc.

Play with your child pretending to be a farmer/zoo keeper. Feed the animals, put them to bed, take them for a walk etc. If you have a pet at home maybe your child could help to feed it or groom it?

World Book Day 4th March 2021, by Miss Flynn

Date: 3rd Mar 2021 @ 10:07am

World Book Day | World Book Day is a registered charity. Our mission is to  give every child and young person a book of their own.

World Book Day - 4th March 2021

World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. Our mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. We want to see more children with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

Throughout the day, your child's teacher will upload activities to complete to SchoolSpider however there are also a number of free events being hosted throughout the day.

See below for further information and don't forget to send photographs in if you have dressed up!

Most importantly- keep reading!

Miss Flynn :)

4TH MARCH

In the morning…

BBC Breakfast: tune in to see Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo and Malcolm Donaldson sharing stories while dressed up as the book characters! If you’re inspired, check out our ideas on how to make your own book character costume to wear while you share your favourite stories. 

9:15am: Join CBBC presenter Kenzie Benali and Football School authors Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton for a fun, free live event! Hosted in collaboration with the National Literacy Trust and the Premier League, the event will be an interactive quiz, including a round led by footballers from the Premier League, the English Football League, and Women’s Super League! Join the event here

9-10am: Scala Radio’s Screentime with World Book Day. Scala will be playing music from films and TV shows that have been adapted from children’s books, including The Secret Garden, The BFG and Harry Potter. There will be exciting conversations about how to get involved with World Book Day, as well guest readings throughout the day. 

In the Afternoon…

1:45-2:45pm: Fonetti’s World Book Day online extravaganza! Register in advance to hear stories from Clare Balding and Christina Gabbitas, who will answer questions from young readers. Fonetti are also launching a new competition, where the winners can become a published author. Register for the event here

 2-2.45pm: KS3 event with Robert Muchamore, in partnership with South West ASCEL schools/libraries and Authors Aloud 

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Twinkl’s World Book Day Quiz! Twinkl are hosting a fun, quick fire World Book Day quiz. For children in the early years there will be the reading of a short story then asking some fun, quiz questions based on the book to practice children’s retelling and recall skills. Afterwards, there’s some further quiz fun as children can try to name that story with Twinkl’s PowerPoint and/or try another scavenger hunt for some further screen free, energy-burning fun. 

Big World Book Day Virtual Book Bonanza with At Home 4 Indies: Two brilliant schools events for KS1 and KS2, featuring Konnie Huq, Andy Shepherd, Jonny Duddle, Julia Patton, John Kane and Chris Wakling. Email athomewith4indies@gmail.com for more information. 

Become a RECORD SMASHER!  In celebration of the upcoming publication of The Incredible RecordSmashers by Jenny Pearson, Usborne and Guinness World Records are encouraging as many children as possible to have at a book-based challenge this World Book Day! Book tower & topple, book stacks, balancing books on your head… Everyone who has a go gets an official certificate to prove they are INCREDIBLE – get involved here

For older readers…

4-5pm: Spark Your Story with this free virtual Creative Writing Workshop. Aimed for ages 16-25,  join Isabelle King, Norfolk Storyteller and children’s author, to explore the stunning landscapes of Alfred Cohen, to inspire your writing. At the end of the workshop you will have created a setting, character and the start of your own amazing story. Click here to book your place.

Home learning Animals day 1, by Miss Mclaren

Date: 1st Mar 2021 @ 10:01am

Hi Preschool, 

We hope you are all ok. We are missing you lots. We hope to see you very soon.

This week we are focusing on jungle animals and farm animals.

Communication and Language/Phonics

Warm up

Cosmic Kids yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4CaR0syf1g

1.

We are thinking about animals this week and what types of animals there are.

 

Encourage your child to think about different animals that they know, make a list e.g. tiger,lion, elephant, dog, rabbit, cow, pig, sheep.

It doesn’t matter what type of animals they think about, this is what we want them to do so that they can begin to differentiate between the different types of animals.

 

2.

Farm animals

Jungle animals and pet animals.

Encourage your child to watch this video and talk to them about the different animals they see and where they might live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq4EZgeuNxA

 

3.

Play Bertha goes to the zoo.

 

Set up a small toy zoo and join the children as they play with it.

If you don’t have zoo animals maybe draw some or find pictures of them on the internet.

Look for animals starting with the same sound (e.g. a lion, a lizard, a leopard, a llama and a lobster) to act out this story.

Chant the following rhyme and allow your child to look at the animals adding an animal name to the list of animals spotted at the zoo. Bertha the bus is going to the zoo, Who does she see as she passes through? … a pig, a panda, a parrot and a polar bear.

By the end of the activity they should be beginning to: identify initial sounds of words;

reproduce the initial sounds clearly and recognisably

make up their own alliterative phrases

Home learning Dinosaurs day 4, by Miss Mclaren

Date: 26th Feb 2021 @ 9:34am

Maths

 

Warm up

Cosmic Kids yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISX9DSK4uEk

1.

Can you cut up some shapes of bones to hide around the house?

Hide the bones in different places with numbers on from 1-10 and higher numbers if your child is able to recognise these.

Encourage your child to find the bones and place them in the correct order.

 

2.

Can you now make the correct number of dinosaur eggs to go with each number? These could be drawn, made with playdough, or any other way of making amounts that you have at home.

Once they have made the amounts use 4,5 and 6 and split these amounts up e.g. 3 and 3, explain that you have shared the amounts between you and your child, you have three and they have three. How many do they have altogether? Has the total amount changed or stayed the same?

Try this with different amounts.

3.

Number practice 1-9

Home learning Dinosaurs day 3, by Miss Mclaren

Date: 25th Feb 2021 @ 9:47am

Literacy

Dinosaurs

Warm up

Joe Wicks

1.

Use your drawing from yesterday and have a try at labelling the different parts using initial sounds e.g spikes, listen for the initial sounds and have a try at writing it to label your dinosaur.

 

2.

Practice your mark making, can you try drawing some shapes in sand, flour or soil?

If not could your mum or dad draw some patterns on paper that you can draw over?

Parents, help children to Practice their pencil control, holding the pencil in their dominant hand and at the bottom of the pencil.

3.

Listen to the dinosaur story I read on Tapestry or the VLOG today.

Can you think about what happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story?

 

Home learning Dinosaurs day 2, by Miss Mclaren

Date: 24th Feb 2021 @ 9:38am

Expressive art and design

 

Warm up

Cosmic kids yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnlDBKD2S78

 

1.

Look at pictures of the sort of habitat dinosaurs may have lived on?

 

2. Have a try at building a dinosaur habitat using anything around your house and garden.

 

3.

Repeat the words with your child again from yesterday, explaining to them what they mean again.

Can they remember any of the meanings?

 

4.

Have a try at drawing your own dinosaur. Does it have spikey teeth or a long neck? Does it have spikes or horns or both?

What colour is it? Keep hold of the picture once you have drawn it because you will need it for your work tomorrow.

Home learning Dinosaurs day 1, by Miss Mclaren

Date: 23rd Feb 2021 @ 9:45am

Welcome back Preschool.

We hope you have had a lovely half term with your families.

We are learning about dinosaurs this week.

We hope you enjoy learning about our dinosaurs and we will see you very soon. 

Our focus today is Understanding the World.

Warm up

Joe Wicks

1.

Introduce Dinosaurs.

Ask your child if they know what a dinosaur is, or if they know any names of dinosaurs?

 

Introduce children to these words

Use ‘my turn, your turn’ to introduce each word. For example: Point to yourself and say “dinosaurs” and then point to your child for them to repeat “dinosaurs”. Once the child has said this then explain the word.

 

Dinosaur: A special kind of animal that lived on land a long time ago. Extinct: No longer alive we cannot see them in the world we live in. Prehistoric: A very long time ago. Bones: Hard parts of the body which make up a skeleton. Fossils: Fossils are parts of an animal which have made marks within the rock and has turned to rock itself over millions of years.

 Palaeontologist: A scientist who explores prehistoric times.

2.

Watch video below to see how we can tell what a dinosaur is.

https://videocentralhd.lgfl.org.uk/premium_pla.aspx?id=t1aQvDI86iWd67

3.

Look at some pictures of dinosaurs and talk about which dinosaurs are your favourite?

Think about what they might have eaten?

https://videocentralhd.lgfl.org.uk/premium_play.aspx?id=1G0KVymyOsNkzP

Watch this palaeontologist talking about dinosaurs and what they might have eaten?

4.

Can you find out what your favourite dinosaur ate? Was it a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore?

5.

Can you draw a meal that your dinosaur might have eaten?

Home learning Jasper's Beanstalk day 5, by Miss Mclaren

Date: 12th Feb 2021 @ 9:07am

Expressive art and design

 

Warm up

Joe Wicks

1.

Today we are thinking about different sounds.

If you have some toy instruments in your house see if you can play them and think about what sound sounds like a seed popping, water pouring and plant growing.

If you don’t have instruments that’s ok.

Use anything around your house that you can find that makes a noise, pots and pans, body percussion, your voices etc.

 

2.

You may like to make a rain maker using an empty tube, bottle or containers you may have. If you use some rice, place it on the container, seal and shake. Now you can think about making loud or quiet sounds, fast or slow sounds.

 

3.

Can you retell the story of Jasper’s beanstalk for your family?

Maybe you could draw, paint or make the character of Jasper and some part of the story.

4.

Wellbeing task 

On sunday it is Valentine's day, maybe you could make a card for some one you love?

Film afternoon,

Choose tour favourite film, help your family make your favourite snacks and have fun.

Home learning Jasper's Beanstalk day 4, by Miss Mclaren

Date: 11th Feb 2021 @ 9:28am

Maths

Warm up

Cosmic Kids Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWowDC3x0hE

1.

We are thinking about positional language again today.

Practice makes perfect, so watch this video and then have a go at placing one of your teddies in the different positions and using the language to tell me where teddy is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWpz1xsk6js

 

2.

We are also thinking about the language of size.

Do you think you can make a beanstalk using your toys or things you find in your house?

Can you make a beanstalk that is taller?

Can you make a beanstalk that is smaller.

If you can’t make one, could you draw them?

 

3.

We are still working on the days of the week. Listen to the song of the days of the week again and have a go at trying to remember the order of the days of the week.

 

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

 

4.

Wellbeing task

Play hide and seek in the house. See who has the best hiding place.

Home learning Jasper's Beanstalk day 3, by Miss Mclaren

Date: 10th Feb 2021 @ 10:10am

Understanding the World

 

Warm up

Joe Wicks

1.

Look at the beanstalk in the story of Jasper’s Beanstalk on the story video.

Can you build a beanstalk using different things in your house? How tall can you build it?

2.

If you have any seeds, could you plant a seed and see how it grows?

If not, watch this video of a seed growing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECibetK2EYI

Explain that a plant grows from a seed, it needs water and light to grow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zvGv8yVE9s

watch this video above, this tells you about different parts of a plant.

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

The video above will help you to explain what a plant needs to stay alive.

3.

After watching these videos and maybe going to look for plants outside, can you now have a go at drawing a plant and talking about it’s different parts?

Key words to use:

Flower, leaves, stem, roots.

4. Wellbeing task

Enjoy colouring in some pictures together. Maybe you could add these to your memory box?

Home learning Jasper's Beanstalk day 2, by Miss Mclaren

Date: 9th Feb 2021 @ 9:31am

Literacy

Warm up

Cosmic Kids Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8eMSTZ1LbI

1.

Listen to the story of Jasper’s Beanstalk, stop the story in parts of the story, asking them what they think will happen during the story and what the ending might be.

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

2.

Talk about the days of the week, what did Jasper find on a Monday etc, can they order the story?

Can your child draw simple pictures of what happened on each day when the seed was planted, growing etc.

3.

Ask your child if they can draw a picture of what they think might be at the top of the beanstalk.

4.

Wellbeing task

Enjoy going for a walk and looking at what plants might be growing in the area.

Home learning Jasper's Beanstalk day 1, by Miss Mclaren

Date: 8th Feb 2021 @ 9:55am

Phonics and Physical Development

 

Warm up

Joe Wicks

 

1.

Finish the rhyme

If you have any predictable rhyme books, e.g. and Julia Donaldson books, read these to your child. I will be uploading a predictable rhyme story time too.

Use books with predictable rhymes that children are familiar with and then stop as you come to the final word in the rhyme. Invite children to complete it. Use plenty of intonation and expression as the story or rhyme is recounted.

 

2.

Use tweezers and work on your fine motor skills,

You could use anything small that you have in the house or in the garden. It could be rice, pasta, beads, buttons, small blocks, shells,leaves etc.

Use your tweezers to pick up the objects and separate them into different containers.

 

3.

Listen to our Jolly Phonics sounds, practice writing your s, a and t sounds.

 

4.

Wellbeing task

Have a try at making a new recipe from our pop up pantry, make a video of you making it and upload it to Tapestry.

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