St Ambrose Catholic Primary School

Grow through the love of Jesus

Reception and Nursery have produced a video that introduces the children to their teachers and shows what will be happening next year in the classroom.  We look forward to seeing you in September!

Hello Nursery!

I am missing you and hope you are enjoying learning from home. I have put some videos and ideas of activities you can do with your parents whilst you’re enjoying your time at home.

I am thinking of you all, stay safe and I hope to see you all very soon.

Love Miss Slack.

Learning from home... 

WB: 18th May 2020

Hello Nursery.

I want you to try to think scientifically again this week. I have put some more activities below for you to complete. They are all creative and extra fun! You should have a lot of the ingredients already at home so please try and get them all done.

I have also attached some fun Literacy activities and Maths activities below...again, you should have a lot of the equipment at home and if not, there are alternatives you should be able to find. 

I hope you are still keeping safe and have enjoyed you week off, please continue to post evidence of the work I have set on your Tapestry page.

If you have not completed the work already on the website, please have a look back over it, it is all attached below.

If you haven't already please take a look at the video message fI have posted on Tapestry.

Stay safe and I hope to see you all soon.

 

Tales Toolkit have opened their website up to you so you can access resources and ideas to use with you child. I have attached the instructions you need to follow to gain access below. 

You will receive a school code which you will need in order to register.

 

WB: 18th May 2020

Hello Nursery!

 

I want you to try to think scientifically this week. I have put some more activities below for you to complete. They are all involve you spending lots of time in the garden and outside...so it’s time to explore!

 

I hope you are still keeping safe, please post evidence of the work I have set on your Tapestry page.

If you have not completed the work already on the website, please have a look back over it, it is all attached below.

 

I have also posted a video message from myself on Tapestry so please take a look.

 

See you all soon.

 

 

 

WB: 11th May 2020

Hello Nursery,

I hope you're still all enjoying your time at home. Here are some more activities for you to complete from home:

Literacy:

I have put a link below which gives a list of great books about Minibeasts that you could read to your child. Some of them may be available on YouTube or as online eBooks.

https://www.booksfortopics.com/minibeasts

There are also great eBooks on the Oxford owl website:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-site/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=#

Here are the names of some eBooks that might be interesting at this time of year:

·         Big, Bad Bug

·         Minibeast Poems

·         Toads in the Road

·         Fat Frog

·         The Stinky Plant

There are many more interesting books available on the Oxford Owl website as well.

I have attached some pattern and letter tracing sheets below to help encourage pencil control and letter recognition.

Please continue to practice name writing and recognition as well.

Maths:

I have attached some number tracing sheets below to help encourage pencil control and number recognition.

I have also attached some maths activity sheets for problem solving- which is the odd one out?

Other activities to support problem solving are jigsaw puzzles and building with Lego. Maybe you could try to build homes for the different animals in the environment, thinking about what the animals need.

Phonics:

Take a look at the Letters and Sounds website: https://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-1.html

This is the Phonics scheme we follow at school.

There are resources and ideas you can use to support your child’s learning on the website, but here are some other ideas for you to use to support your child’s learning:

·         Go on a sound walk and see what you can hear

·         Play I Spy and use the initial sound in the word

·         Sound CVC words out by segmenting their sounds (c-a-t) can your child tell you the word you’re segmenting? Use image cards to make a game of it

·         Have images of CVC words (attached below) and see if your child can say the initial sound in the word (b-at) then leading to hearing each sound in the word (b-a-t)

·         Any letter recognition game is beneficial – if we looked at the grapheme ‘a’ we would sing “the name is A and the sound is a”

 

 

 

WB: 4th May 2020

Hello Nursery!

I hope you’ve managed to get outside and explore the different flowers growing in the environment last week. This week why don’t you try to look for different minibeasts when you’re outside or on a walk. I have attached a Minibeast hunt check list below to help you.

While you are at home why don’t you keep an eye out for different numbers. Why don’t you try and count to the number you find, or clap that many times? Or you could look for different shapes around the house and think about what they are called and how many sides they have.

The Tales Toolkit map is still available to download below for you to use. We use Tales Toolkit in Nursery and Reception to help develop the children’s story telling. We discuss the Characters, Setting, Problem and Solution in stories both that we read and the stories the children come up with themselves. I wonder if they can draw pictures in each of the boxes to tell their own story.

Here is a link to the Tales Toolkit website for you to have a look at and read around how it benefits children’s story telling: https://talestoolkit.com/character/

There are lots of minibeast craft ideas for you to try on the following link :  https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/minibeast-crafts

I would love to see these on the Tapestry app, so please post any you have done.

 

WB: 27th April 2020

I hope you’ve managed to get outside and explore the environment. I wonder if you can go on a flower hunt as well as trying the activities above. I have attached a hunt tick list below for you to use.

I have also attached a template of a Tales Toolkit story map. We used Tales Toolkit in Nursery and Reception to help develop the children’s story telling. We discuss the Characters, Setting, Problem and Solution in  stories both that we read and the stories the children come up with themselves. I wonder if they can draw pictures in each of the boxes to tell their own story.

Here is a link to the Tales Toolkit website for you to have a look at and read around how it benefits children’s story telling: https://talestoolkit.com/character/

I have found a brilliant website for Early Years Maths ideas: https://nurturestore.co.uk/creative-math-activities-for-kids-preschool-kindergarten

Please take a look and see if you can complete any of the fun, hands on activities.

WB: 20th April 2020

I hope you're still enjoying your time at home, especially with the weather being so beautiful! 

Seen as it is so lovely outside why not spend some time outside in the environment. Think about what you can see and hear in the garden or on a walk. 

This week you could look at different flowers: 

  • Group flowers according to size and colour
  • Paint or draw different flowers you have seen - think about the shapes and colours needed
  • Describe different flowers you have seen thinking about how they look, smell and feel.
  • Try doing some gardening yourself - talk about what different plants and flowers need to be able to grow. 

Anything you do please post on the Tapestry app, it has been so lovely seeing what you've all been up to during your time at home. There are details about how to use Tapestry at the bottom of the page. 

 

Fun and Creative Literacy Activities ...

Fun and Creative Maths Activities ...

Fun and Creative Science Activities ...

Outdoor Science Activities ... 18th May

Tales Toolkit Instructions 18th May

Letter  tracing ... WB: 11th May

Pattern tracing ... WB: 11th May

Number tracing ... WB: 11th May

Odd one out ... WB: 11th May

CVC cue cards... WB: 11th May

Minibeast Check List..WB: 4th May

Flower Hunt Check List..WB: 27th April

Tales Toolkit Story Map...   WB: 27th April

Here are some additional activities

Number Blocks – these videos are amazing and can be found on YouTube or CBeebies.

Phonics Play – lots of free games but they are offering free access during School Closures –

Username: march20   Password: home

www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk – decodable comics (brilliant as we won’t be able to change reading books)

Oxford Owls – Once you register you can access over a hundred ebooks!

Tricky word songs – google Tricky Word Song Phase 2, Phase 3 or Phase 4.

CBeebies number blocks games

Hit the button game – Top Mark

Twinkl – are offering a free month’s subscription using the code:  Go to  www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use the code UKTWINKLHELPS

The BBC Bitesize also has a good maths bug game which younger children can access.

Also the Oak National Academy that was launched yesterday has some nice lessons on it ... I've only watched the Maths so far and some are a bit basic but it's a starting point for parents and my little boy in Nursery has accessed them.

Our top favourites are Phonics Play and Number Blocks.

 

Our Class Mission Statement 

We learn about God, Jesus and their family.

We are all part of God's family.

We know that we are part of the St. Ambrose family.

We try our very best so we can learn.

We are kind and caring just like Jesus. 

Here are some fun websites to visit:

Language and Literacy:

Maths:     

Salt Dough:

You need:

  • ·         2 cups plain flour
  • ·         2 tablespoons vegetable oil (baby oil and coconut oil work too)
  • ·         1/2 cup salt
  • ·         2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • ·         1 to 1 and a ½ cups boiling water (adding slowly until dough feels right)
  • ·         Food colouring

Mark Making Bags:

You need:

  • ·         Sealable/ zip food bag
  • ·         Poster paint

Some ideas to do whilst at home:

Language and Literacy:

  • Read plenty of stories  
  • Practice name writing 
  • Sing the alphabet  
  • Make marks - exploring writing and drawing with pens / pencils / paint, forming shapes like the ones shown below:

 

  • Pretend play: acting as Mum or Dad when playing / pretending something is another object (a stone could be bread).  
  • Listen to sounds in the environment: when out for walks listening to the birds, cars and recognising what makes these sounds
  • More ideas on: https://theimaginationtree.com/category/learn/literacylearn/ 

Maths: 

  • Practice counting claps, jumps, stairs  
  • Look for different numerals around the house - practicing recognition 
  • Look for different shapes around the house - practicing recognition 
  • Help with the cooking: measuring and weighing ingredients 
  • Build enclosures using Lego 
  • More ideas on:  https://theimaginationtree.com/20-counting-activities-preschoolers/  

  

 

 

 

Silk Dough:

You need:

  • ·         2 and a ½ cup Cornflour
  • ·         1 cup Conditioner (inexpensive)

 For more information on what your children can be doing, please look at the Development Matters Framework. Link below:

https://foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf

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