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Welcome to the Seedling and Sapling Year Group Page
A warm welcome to Nursery. We have had a lovely start to this new school year and are looking forward to all the exciting learning we will be doing this year.

Important information

  • PE is once a week on a Friday. The children will need to wear their PE kit for this session; please send your child to school in their PE kit every Friday.
  • Each week a 'Newsletter' will be posted on this page. Please check this weekly as it will contain important information, as well as learning for the following week.
Meet the Nursery Teaching Team
Please click on the Millfield logo below to access Spring Term 2021 Remote Learning:
Bubble Closure Home Learning:

Wednesday 9th December:

We are all looking forward to welcoming you back to Nursery tomorrow. We have got lots of fun activities planned for you!

 

At home today can you complete the following activity:

With your child, please watch the video on Tapestry where Mrs White reads the story 'Dear Santa'.

 

With your child talk about what present your child would like for Christmas. Ask your child:

- Why they would like what they suggest?

- What the toy/item does?

- Do they know anyone with this toy/item?

- What colours are on the toy/item?

- What patterns they see on the toy/item?

Please encourage your child to talk in full sentences. If your child responds with a one word answer, please model their word into a sentence for them.

 

After talking with your child please encourage them to draw a picture of the present they would like. Encourage your child to use the colours and patterns they talked about on their picture. If your child would like they could have a go at writing a label, even if it is just the initial sound.

 

The above activity  will last approximately 15 minutes altogether, a big part of our Nursery sessions is learning through play, so please engage with your child and have lots of fun together. 

Have fun, and remember to upload the activities you do to Tapestry.

 

Tuesday 8th December:

With your child, please watch the video clips on Tapestry. and then have a go at the activity that Mrs White has set.  Please encourage your child to have a go at counting as they carry out the activity.

After watching the video clips please look at the PowerPoint below and encourage your child to join in with different challenges.

We know that the children love to join in with the number of the week songs. Please watch the number 10 song below. When the song is playing, please encourage your child to sing along and show the correct amount of fingers for the numbers.

The Number 10 | Number Songs By BubblePopBox | Learn The Number Ten

The above activities will last approximately 25 minutes altogether, you could always do Mrs White’s challenges first and the PowerPoint challenges and number 10 song a little later. A big part of our Nursery sessions is learning through play, so please engage with your child and have lots of fun together. 

 

Have fun, and remember to upload the activities you do to Tapestry.

Monday 7th December:

With your child, please watch the video on Tapestry that introduces our new phoneme ‘o’.

 

After watching the video please work through the PowerPoint below all about our new sound 'o'.

Below is a ‘o workbook’ for you to work through with your child. Please remember not all Nursery children will want to complete a paper based activity so please do not push them to complete this if they are not interested. As an alternative activity you may wish to using water and paint brushes outside and practise forming the letter ‘o’ on the floor and/or watch the jolly phonics song for ‘o’:

'o' phonics song.

The above activity will last approximately 10-15 minutes. A big part of our Nursery sessions is learning through play. During your time at home with your child please remember to engage with them during their play, talking about what they are doing and developing their creative minds. 

 

Have fun, and remember to upload the activities you do to Tapestry.

Friday 4th December:

We hope you all enjoy our Occasional day today.

 

If you would like to have a go at a Topic activity please watch the video on Tapestry. Can you encourage your child to use the correct colours, speak about the colours they see and about their home.

 

Have fun, and remember to upload the activities you do to Tapestry.

Thursday 3rd December:

With your child, please watch the video clips on Tapestry. Then have a go at  the challenge that Mrs White has set. For Mrs White’s activity encourage your child to have a go at counting each block out loud. 

 

When you have completed the challenges you may wish to watch the Numberblocks video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7ObfFU6s-o .

The activities will last approximately 15 minutes altogether, a big part of our Nursery sessions is learning through play, so please engage with your child and have lots of fun together. 

Have fun, and remember to upload the activities you do to Tapestry.

Wednesday 2nd December:

Today we would like you to get those fingers moving! Warm up your fingers and hands by singing ‘Tommy Thumb’ whilst moving your fingers. You can watch a video to help you move your fingers and sing: https://teachhandwriting.co.uk/handwriting-warm-up-exercises.html#thumb-finger

 

Next watch the video on Tapestry where we will be using scissors to cut.

 

Can you show us how you hold scissors? Remember we must be careful when we use scissors so that we do not hurt anyone. Follow the instructions in the video to make a pattern on your paper. Can you cut different shapes? What pattern have you made? They remind me of snowflakes!

 

If you would like to you can print off the following to cut out. If you haven’t got a printer, don’t worry you can draw lines on a piece of paper and try and cut along the lines.

We would love to see a picture or video of you using scissors carefully, please upload them to Tapestry.

Can you join in with Mr Rome?

Still image for this video

During your time at home can you practice some skills that we would be doing in PE at school? In the video below Mr Rome shows some of the skills, can you copy him? 

How many can you do in 30 seconds? If you would like to you can get an adult to record how many you can do in 30 seconds on the sheet below:

Tuesday 1st December:

With your child, please watch the three video clips on Tapestry and then have a go at the challenges that Mrs White has set.

 

For Mrs White’s activities encourage your child to have a go at counting as they carry out each activity, as well as after they have completed each one. 

 

After you have completed the challenges from the video clips have a go at the challenges in the PowerPoint below:

We know that the children love to join in with the number of the week songs. Please use this link to take you the number song for number 9: Number 9 Song.

 

When the song is playing, please encourage your child to sing along and show the correct amount of fingers for the numbers.

 

The above activities will last approximately 25 minutes altogether , you could always do Mrs White’s challenges first and the PowerPoint challenges and number 9 song a little later. A big part of our Nursery sessions is learning through play, so please engage with your child and have lots of fun together. 

 

Have fun, and remember to upload the activities you do to Tapestry.

Monday 30th November:

With your child, please watch the video on Tapestry that introduces our new phoneme ‘g’.

 

After watching the video please work through the PowerPoint below that is all about the phoneme 'g'.

If your child would like to, please encourage them to go on a hunt around your home finding objects beginning with the phoneme ‘g’. This is a tricky sound to find in the home so you may wish to look at pictures in a book to find objects that begin with ‘g’.

 

Below is a ‘g workbook’ for you to work through with your child. Please remember not all Nursery children will want to complete a paper based activity so please do not push them to complete this if they are not interested. As an alternative activity you may wish to using water and paint brushes outside and practise forming the letter ‘g’ on the floor and/or watch the jolly phonics song for ‘g’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiI16fMPr1Q .

The above activity will last approximately 10-15 minutes. A big part of our Nursery sessions is learning through play. During your time at home with your child please remember to engage with them during their play, talking about what they are doing and developing their creative minds. 

 

Have fun, and remember to upload the activities you do to Tapestry.

Friday 27th November:

With your child, please watch the video on Tapestry and then have a go at  the challenge that Mrs White has set. While watching the video please encourage your child to have a go at recognising and saying the numbers shown in the video and shouting the numbers out as they watch. Also encourage your child to count out loud the number of cubes that were found by Mrs White’s children.

Below is a PowerPoint for you to work through with your child all about number 8. Please remember to click on the slide show to ensure that the PowerPoint works correctly.

With your child please watch the number 8 song by clicking here: Number 8 song

The above activity will last approximately 15/20 minutes altogether, you could always do Mrs White’s challenge first and the PowerPoint challenges and number 8 song a little later.

 

A big part of our Nursery sessions is learning through play, so please engage with your child and have lots of fun together!

 

Please remember to upload the activities you do to Tapestry.

Thursday 26th November:

With your child, please watch the video on Tapestry and then have a go at sorting the objects in the PowerPoint below. Encourage your child to hear the sound at the beginning of the words? (To sort the object please remember to click slide show to enable the PowerPoint to work correctly.)

Another activity you may like to do at home is I-Spy using the phonemes we have already learned at school: s, a, t, p, i, n. If you can't find objects from around your home you may wish to use the following I-Spy sheet.

The above activity will last approximately 10-15 minutes. A big part of our Nursery sessions is learning through play. During your time at home with your child please remember to engage with them during their play, talking about what they are doing and developing their creative minds. Remember to encourage them to share, help with everyday routines e.g. sorting the washing and enjoy their time at home!
Have fun, and remember to upload the activities you do to Tapestry.

During the Nursery Bubble Group Closure videos and activities will be uploaded to Tapestry and the Nursery Year Group Page.

The activities will be:

  • Thursday 26th November: Phonics ‘SATPIN’ activity
  • Friday 27th November: Maths number 8 activity
  • Monday 30th November: Phonics ‘g’ activity
  • Tuesday 1st December: Maths number 9 activity
  • Wednesday 2nd December: Fine motor activity
  • Thursday 3rd December: Maths activity
  • Friday 4th December: Topic activity - Houses
  • Monday 7th December: Phonics ‘o’ activity
  • Tuesday 8th December: Maths number 10 activity
  • Wednesday 9th December: Topic activity - Dear Santa

 

 

Nursery Weekly Newsletters:

 

Please see the newsletter from 18th December 2020 for forthcoming learning for week beginning 5th January 2021. 
Autumn Term 2020

 

 

Seedling and Sapling Classes

The Nursery Classroom has lots of different learning areas to explore. We are looking forward to having fun with you when you come to Nursery. Below are some picture of the Nursery for you to look at. 

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