Holy Family Catholic Primary School

To work, to pray, to play in the Light of the Lord

Welcome to Nursery!

Staff: Mrs Duffy, Mrs Burrow and Miss Fryer

 

Mrs Merdani and Miss Vickers teach us on Fridays.

 

Week Beginning 6th July

 

Hi everyone!

Hope you are all well and staying safe......

We are working very hard to get ready for us to hopefully have a 'Zoom' end to our Nursery year next week......

 

Details of the meeting will be emailed to you and I will send a text to let you know to check the email. Exciting!!!!!

 

In the mean time, here are a few bits to keep you busy this week....

 

We would have been starting to look at some letter sounds this term so here are the first ones for you to have a go at writing......there is a rhyme that helps you to know how to do it.....

 

Here is also a link to the songs that go with the sounds.....

 

https://vimeo.com/106231366

 

 

Also here is a link to an Introduction to this week's story - Kitchen Disco!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeg0cNyaj7w

And here is the story......I wonder how many of you can do the dance............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tm5QFdd-Zo

Week beginning 22nd June

Hi Everyone. Hope you are all well. 

Here is this week's story video. Hope you enjoy it. There are also some ideas for activities you can do to learn the next number....Freddie 4 as well as activities to practise writing your names!

 

Don't forget to have lots of fun in the sun this week and send us some lovely pictures on Tapestry.....

Week beginning 15th June

 

Hi Everyone. Hope you are all keeping well. Here are this week's rhyme and story for you to enjoy......we have a little visitor in this week's video!

 

Also, see below the videos for this week's number character....this week we meet Thelma Three!

Week beginning 1st June

 

Hi Everyone. Hope everyone has been enjoying the sunshine.

The new videos for this week have been uploaded to tapestry....

 

Ideas this week are based on a story called Argghhh Spider. Watch the video.....

 

We will carry on with our learning of the numbers too so check out our new friend..... Tommy 2!

Week beginning 11th May

 

Hi Everyone. Hope you are all safe and well.

At this time in the year we would usually start to look at recognising and writing our names......

See the pictures for some ideas for fun ways to practise recognising and writing names.....

We also would be starting to look at what numbers look like, moving on from counting. 

We use a resource called Tentown which give the numbers characters to help the children remember what they look like...

Here is the first number.....King One. Have fun looking at the character and have a go at some of the activities!

Finally.......Miss Lee who comes in to play her guitar and sing with us has very kindly put some videos on youtube of her singing some of our favourite songs.....Check her out on the following link.....

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6WV9wEVdssjqpAgRK_-xCxkMtSZomjqq

 

HAPPY EASTER TIME!!

Easter is a time of hope and New Life.

In these uncertain times, let's all remember that we have each other 

and Love and Hope will see us through......

Week Beginning 4th May

 

Hi Everyone. Hope everyone is well and keeping safe. Here is a little video of me with one of our favourite little rhymes from Nursery..... hope you can watch it and join in with me! Keep checking the website as I will be sending another video very soon.

Week Beginning 27th April

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the sunshine.

 

I am going to post a series of videos of story time for the children to watch. My first attempt will be here today......The Very Hungry Caterpillar! 

I thought it would be nice for the children to see me so they don’t forget who we are! 

I will carry on posting story times and some rhyme times so keep checking the website regularly. I hope the children enjoy the videos......

Further ideas for working with the story.......

If anyone is looking for some interesting Maths to do at home, I found a lovely website that has some videos showing some activities you can do with Nursery aged children.....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

Our New Topic in School would be Minibeasts / New Life

If you are looking for some ideas for activities around this lovely theme then feel free to use the resources below....

 

One of my favourite activities for this topic is.....

  1. Go outside with an umbrella
  2. Open it and put it upside down like a bowl....
  3. Go to a tree or bush and shake it.......hold the umbrella underneath and see what you can catch!!

Home Learning Week 3 and Into Holidays

 

Hi Everyone. Hopefully by now you will have received an email from me checking in that you are all well. We are loving seeing lots of you on Tapestry....seeing your little faces makes us smile! 

 

This Week is Holy Week - a very special week in our Church. I f we were in school, we would have been doing some lovely activities teaching the children about the story of what happened to our friend Jesus during that week. 

 

I've added some lovely Easter activities if you would like to do them. There is a nice story of Easter that you could look at and talk through with your little ones.....they know that Jesus is our friend and that he died on the cross and everyone was sad. I wonder if they can talk about the pictures on the story?

 

There is also a blank cross outline. Tomorrow is Good Friday - the day that Jesus died on the cross. I wonder if your child can decorate a nice cross for Jesus?

 

Finally, please try to enjoy some rest time over the holidays. We will pick up again on 20th April with more ideas on the website and more messages on Tapestry and email. Happy Easter!

Home Learning Week 2

 

Hello Everyone! Hope this finds you all well and happy. 

We are missing you all, especially your smiley faces and our daily dough disco dancing!! 

I thought it might be nice at this time (because it is difficult for you to understand what is happening in the world) to learn a little bit about people that help us, such as Police Officers, Nurses, Doctors and Firefighters.

I have found some nice ideas of videos and worksheets that you could look at and have a chat with your Mummies and Daddies about the lovely jobs that people do to help us........

If you have a printer at home you can print some of the colouring sheets and if you don't then how about you try to draw a picture of your favourite one?

 

REMEMBER.....Show us all the lovely things you have done by uploading some pictures on your Tapestry page!!

For further ideas for Maths..... Try the White Rose Hubs - They have weekly activities with videos for the children to watch and activities to follow.... they have been getting some amazing feedback on instagram!!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

 

If you, like some, are also working with older children at home, and want some worksheet based activities to print while the older ones are doing their learning, try these below. Pencil control sheets are important for children to prepare for letter and number formation. There are also a few activities based on the Traditional Tales that we have been reading in Nursery.....

And of course.... don't forget our lovely Spread the Happiness list of 100 things to do indoors! See how many of them you can tick off.....and remember to show us what you are up to on Tapestry!!!

 

We are thinking of you all every day.....and can't wait to get back to school for lots of happiness spreading!!

Take care of yourself and each other....

Love from All the Early Years Staff. xxxxxx

Ideas of things to do with your children to support their learning.

Wow! We have had an amazing first half term in  Nursery!! The children have settled so well and we have been able to do lots of lovely activities. We have even been on our first school trip to Middleton Park during Forest Week!

Spring Term 2020

We have been very busy in Nursery welcoming some new friends! We had 4 new starters so far with a few more to come later in the term....

 

Nursery have been doing a very good job of helping our new friends to settle in.....showing them the routines and helping them join in our lovely play.....

Parent Partnership

We look forward to building on our parent partnerships this term starting with our first stay and play on January 22nd......

We value the link between school and home and look forward to making more opportunities for this over the coming months.....

Communication Friendly Nursery....

We are currently undergoing some training in Early Years that will hopefully see us gaining the Communication Friendly Status for our setting. This means we are recognised as working hard to improve communication outcomes for our children...

 

We are enjoying lots of opportunities to develop our communication and language in Nursery. We love to tell our own stories and to enjoy lots of singing and rhymes and stories. 

PARENTS..........Remember all of your child's learning will be on Tapestry.....

If you have not already logged in to the APP then please see us in school.....

You can access Tapestry on the App or at 

https://tapestryjournal.com/