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This week in Nursery- Week beginning 19/10/20

Topic: Guess How Much I Love You...

Week 6 : People I love

 

Some of our learning opportunities this week will include:

  • Cutting and sticking tissue paper on a love heart.
  • Writing a message to someone we love
  • Making a robin handprint Christmas card to be printed
  • Building towers using cubes and matching them to numbers to 10
  • Making a family in the dolls house 

 With your child at home this week you could: 

  • Talk about the people the children love and how we show them we love them.
  • Bake heart shaped biscuits. 
  • Look for signs of Autumn as you travel to and from nursery.
  • Encourage your child to have ago at putting on and taking off their coats.
  • Talk about the characters in the stories and what happens to them in    "Guess how much I love you" & "Love Monster"
  • Help your child to learn the song "This is me"

  • Our stories this week will be:

Our song this week will be:

Begin to learn the nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and actions for our Christmas play.

 

This week in Nursery- Week beginning 12/10/20

Topic: Guess How Much I Love You...

Week 5 : People who help us!

Some of our learning opportunities this week will include: 

  • Talking about our " All about me" booklets our parents completed with us 
  • Thinking about jobs that people do and how they help us 
  • Learning the parts of the body 
  • Using the maths language, tallest and shortest when measuring each other
  • Thinking about jobs that people do and how they help us.
  • Role play in our doctors surgery and baby clinic 

With your child at home this week you could:

  • Talk about the jobs that people who help us do and role play.
  • Look for signs of Autumn as you travel to and from nursery.
  • Encourage your child to have ago at putting on and taking off their coat
  • Talk about the people who help us in the story "Emergency" by M. Mayo
  • Help your child to learn the song "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"

 

Our story this week will be:

Emergency! By Margaret Mayo

Our song this week will be:

Head, shoulders, knees and toes

 

This week in Nursery- Week beginning 5/10/20

Topic: Guess How Much I Love You...

Week 5 : All about Me!

Some of our learning opportunities this week will include: 

  • Learning parts of the body 
  • Painting self portraits
  • Thinking about what our marvellous bodies can do
  • Using the maths language, smallest and largest when measuring feet & hands
  • Thinking about the different things we do in the day and ordering them
  • Role play in our doctors surgery and baby clinic 

With your child at home this week you could:

  • Talk about the jobs that people in your family do. 
  • Look for signs of Autumn as you travel to and from nursery
  • Encourage your child to have ago at putting on and taking off their coat
  • Talk about the feelings in the story "The Way I Feel" by Janan Cain
  • Help your child to learn the song "If You're Happy and You Know it!"

Please remember:

  • To pay for nursery snack for the year
  • To cut up grapes in your child's lunch box
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  • To label all items of clothing, bag, water bottle and lunch bag. 
  • The school's health & policy says that children should not wear necklaces, bracelets, watches or hooped earrings. A small pair of stud earrings can be worn. 

Our story this week will be:

"The Way I Feel" by Janan Cain

 

Our song this week will be: 

"If You're Happy and You Know it!"

This week in Nursery- Week beginning 28/09/20

Topic: Guess How Much I Love You...

Week 4 : Babies

 

Some of our learning opportunities this week will include:

  • Thinking about what is needed to be a good listener. 
  • Looking at objects used to look after a baby 
  • Exploring how baby toys work
  • Designing and printing a babygro for a baby
  • Looking after the babies in our role play area.
  • Matching animal babies to their parents
  • Joining in with and taking responsibility for tidying up the different areas of nursery. 

With your child at home this week you could:

  • Look at photographs of your child as a baby. Can they talk about how they changed?
  • Look for signs of Autumn as you travel to and from nursery
  • Encourage your child to have ago at putting on and taking off their coat
  • Retell the story "There's a house inside my mummy"
  • Help your child to learn the Finger Family Song. 

Our story this week will be:

 There's a HOUSE inside my MUMMY by Giles Andreae

Our rhyme / song this week will be:

The Finger Family Song

Daddy finger, daddy finger
where are you?
Here I am
here I am
How do you do?

Mommy finger, mommy finger
where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

Brother finger, brother finger,
where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

Sister finger, sister finger
where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

Baby finger, baby finger
where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

 This week in Nursery- Week beginning 21/09/20

Topic: Guess How Much I Love You...

Week 3 : Families

 

This week we will be:

  • getting to know each other. My name is ...
  • learning good listening skills and how we put our hands up to speak when in  a group.
  • getting to know the different areas of the classroom and outdoor area.
  • learning the importance of tidying up and how to do it. 
  • learning the rhyme "I wriggle my fingers"
  • learning the song "Put your finger on your lips"
  • listening to the story "Owl Babies"
  • looking at our family photos and talking about who is in our family. 

Our story this week will be:

 

Our rhyme / song this week will be:

 

I wriggle my fingers,

I wriggle my toes,

I wriggle my shoulders,

I wriggle nose,

Now there are no more wriggles left in me,

I'm as still as I can be.

 

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Put your finger on your lips, on your lips,

Put your finger on your lips, on your lips,

Put your finger on your lips and seal it like a zip,

Put your finger on your lips, on your lips.

Tune: If you're happy and you know it

At home you could:

  • Help your child to learn the rhyme - " I wriggle my fingers" and the song -  "Put your finger on your lips"
  • Talk to your child about your family and look at photos of extended family - grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins etc.

 

 Week beginning 14/09/20

The Plan for this week is as follows:

Monday- Nursery session - 2 hours (9.15am - 11.15am) Group A

Tuesday- Nursery session - 2 hours (9.15am - 11.15am) Group B

Wednesday - Nursery Full Session - 3 hours (9.15am - 12.15pm )

Thursday - Nursery  Full Session-3 hours (9.15am - 12.15pm )

Friday-  Nursery Full Session -3 hours (9.15am - 12.15pm )

 

Week 2 -

This week we will:

  • be observing the children expressing their own preferences and watching their interests begin to develop.
  • sing familiar nursery rhymes.
  • sharing the children's stars from home.
  • learning our Wake Up Shake Up Song.
  • learning our Tidy up time Song.
  • listen to a story.
  • talk about our hands and what we can use our hands for, focusing on washing our hands before snack.

 

At home you could:

  • Learn to sing our "Tidy up time" Song and "Wake Up!" Song

 

 

Week beginning 8/09/20

Welcome to Howe Park Nursery 2020 - 2021

The Plan for this week is as follows:

Tuesday- Settling in with a parent - 1 hour (9.30am - 10.30am) or (11.00am - 12.00pm)

                 Outdoor Meet Ups with Mrs Cullen - appointment in Nursery Pack.

Wednesday - Settling in with a parent - 1 hour (9.30am - 10.30am) or (11.00am - 12.00pm)

                       Outdoor Meet Ups with Mrs Cullen - appointment in Nursery Pack.

Thursday-Settling in without a parent - 1 hour (9.30am - 10.30am) or (11.00am - 12.00pm)

Friday-  Settling in without a parent - 1 hour (9.30am - 10.30am) or (11.00am - 12.00pm)

 

Please remember:

  • To return the Starting Howe Park Nursery information booklet
  • To order milk, register at  www.coolmilk.com 
  • To pay for snack for the year
  • To label all items of clothing, bag, water bottle and lunch bag. 
  • The school's health & policy says that children should not wear necklaces, bracelets, watches or hooped earrings. A small pair of stud earrings can be worn.

 

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Applying for Primary School for September 2021

https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/schools-and-lifelong-learning/school-admissions/starting-primary-or-junior-middle-school-in-september-2021

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This week in Nursery- Week beginning 4/03/20

Topic: Are eggs alive?

Week 2: Jack and the Beanstalk

 

Our song this week will be:

Beanstalk Growing Tall

(Sing to the tune of 'Jelly on a Plate')

(Children start curled up in a ball and start growing)

Beanstalk growing tall,

Beanstalk growing tall,

Swishy,swashy,swishy,swashy,

Beanstalk growing tall.

 

(Children reach up tall)

Reaching to the clouds,

Reaching to the clouds,

Growing taller, growing taller,

Reaching to the clouds

 

Our story this week will be:

 

Some of our learning opportunities this week will include: 

  • Reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and we will be beginning to join in with the repeated words and phrases.
  • Enjoying World Book Day on Thursday 5th March. Remember to dress as a book character.
  • Learning how to plant seeds and planting their own broad beans which they will watch grow over the next few weeks.
  • Counting a variety of farm animals slowly, touching each object as you say the number. 
  • Role play in the Farm shop and also Jack's house.
  • We have also been learning about germs and did an experiment to see how germs spread from our hands to each other. We placed our hands in glitter, representing the germs and watched how the glitter/germs passed to our other hand when we clap our hands together.
  • We have also been learning to wash our hands for 20 seconds by singing the song "This is the way we wash our hands" twice, as they wash their hands extra well before snack and lunch.


    This is the way we wash our hands,
    Wash our hands, wash our hands.
    This is the way we wash our hands,
    With lots of soap and water! 

    (Sing to the tune of ‘Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush’.)  
  • Finally we have set up a Snuffle Station near the Nursery Toilets to teach the children the importance of washing their hands after blowing their nose. We are reminding the children to -
  • Get a tissue 
  • Wipe your nose
  • Bin the tissue.
  • Wash your hands 

 

With your child at home this week you could:

  • Let them put their own coat on and show them how to fasten it. 
  • Talk about stories - does your child have a favourite story? What is it called? Who are the main characters? Where is it set? Can they retell you the story? 

  • Role play Shop - letting your child choose some items to sell in their shop 
  • Plant some cress seeds at home and watch them grow.
  • Count a variety of different objects at home, slowly and carefully touching each object as you count.

  • Sing our Hand washing song when your child washes their hands at home

 

This week in Nursery- Week beginning 24/02/20

Topic: Are eggs alive?

Week 1: The Farm

 

Our song this week will be:

Old MacDonald had a farm

 

Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i o
And on his farm he had some cows
Ee i ee i oh
With a moo-moo here
And a moo-moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo-moo


Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i o
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i o

And on his farm he had some chicks
Ee i ee i o
With a cluck-cluck here
And a cluck-cluck there
Here a cluck, there a cluck
Everywhere a cluck-cluck


Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i o
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i o
And on his farm he had some pigs
Ee i ee i o
With an oink-oink here
And an oink-oink there
Here an oink, there an oink
Everywhere an oink-oink
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i o

 

Our story this week will be: 

Farmyard Hullabaloo

by Giles Andreae

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Some of our learning opportunities this week will include:

  • Naming the farm animals as well as finding out where they live on the farm and what they eat.
  • Making patterns with the farm animals - sheep,cow,sheep,cow.
  • Building a farm building using wooden blocks or junk modelling.
  • Printing animal tracks using the farm animals hooves in brown paint.
  • Using scissors to cut out farm animals to stick on a farm scene. 

With your child at home this week you could:

  • Let them put their own coat on and show them how to fasten it.
  • Talk about the animals that live on a farm and the noises they make.
  • Making patterns at home - fork, spoon, fork, spoon, fork, spoon etc.
  • Mark make or draw a picture for Daisy the Duck.
  • Number Hunt - Look for numbers around the house.

 

This week in Nursery- Week beginning 10/02/20

Topic: Do Dragon's exist?

Week 6: The Castle Animals

 

Our song this week will be:

 

The Castle on the Hill Song

( Sing to the tune of the Wheels on the Bus)

 

The castle on the hill is old and strong,

 Old and strong, old and strong.

The castle on the hill is old and strong,

For the king!

 

The castle on the hill has tall turrets,

Tall turrets, tall turrets.

The castle on the hill has tall turrets,

For the king!

 

The castle on the hill has a moat,

has a moat, has a moat.

The castle on the hill has a moat, 

For the king!

 

The castle on the hill has a draw bridge,

draw bridge, draw bridge.

The castle on the hill has a draw bridge,

For the king!

 

Our story this week will be:

The Three Wishes

by David Melling

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Some of our learning opportunities this week will include: 

  • We will be learning about the animals that lived in the castle - horses, sheep. pigs, dogs, cats, chickens and birds of prey. The children will be challenged to sort the animal picture cards into two groups, "Animals that lived in a castle" and "Animals that didn't live in a castle"
  • We will talk about the jobs that the animals did in the castle and how they are the same or different.
  • Counting castle animals or castle people, touching the objects as they count and saying each number as they count.
  • Investigating what will happen to the dragons trapped in the block of ice.
  • Designing and making a Valentine's card and writing their name inside. 

 

With your child at home this week you could:

  • Let them put their own coat on and show them how to fasten it. 
  • Find out some information about the different animals that lived in the castle - horses, sheep, pigs, dogs, cats, chickens or birds of prey.
  • Go on a number walk and look out for the numbers 1,2,3,4 and 5.
  • Write a letter or draw a picture for our pet dragon and bring it into school to show him.
  • Investigate - What happens when you put water in an ice cube tray and place it in the freezer?

This week in Nursery- Week beginning 3/02/20

Topic: Do Dragon's exist?

Week 5: Our Class Dragon

Our song this week will be:

The King in the Castle Song

( Sing to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know it"

The king in the royal castle wears his crown,

The king in the royal castle wears his crown,

The king in the royal castle wears his crown and some dazzle.

The king in the royal castle wears his crown

 

The shiny knight in the castle wears armour,

The shiny knight in the castle wears armour,

The shiny knight in the castle has a shield. It has a tassel.

The shiny knight in the castle wears armour.

 

The fierce dragon at the castle roars and roars,

The fierce dragon at the castle roars and roars,

The fierce dragon at the castle breathes out fire (it's a hassle).

The fierce dragon at the castle roars and roars.

 

Our story this week will be:

There was an old Dragon who swallowed a Knight

by Penny Parker Klostermann.

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Some of our learning opportunities this week will include:

  • Listening to the poem "A Dragon in the classroom" by Charles Thomson and thinking about the objects and materials they could use to make a class dragon. 
  • Children choosing a favourite treasure from the King's Chest and describing it's shape,colour and texture.
  • Challenging the children to answer questions about the dragons - Where is the red dragon? Who has the blue dragon? Can you put the green dragon next to the yellow dragon?
  • Making a cave for a dragon to live in, using cardboard boxes and paper.
  • Building a drawbridge across the water tray in the outdoor area using wood and construction bricks.

 

With your child at home this week you could:

  • Let them put their own coat on and show them how to fasten it. 
  • Recite numbers in order 1 to 5 and begin to recognise the numbers 1-5.
  • Make a pet dragon using cardboard boxes.
  • Practise drawing circles and lines for our class dragon.
  • Find some treasure at home and help your child to describe its colour,shape and texture.

 

This week in Nursery- Week beginning 27/01/20

Topic: Do Dragon's exist?

Week 4: Chinese New Year 

Our song this week will be:

Dragon Dragon Song

(Sing to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

Dragon, dragon, dance around.

Dragon, dragon, touch the ground.

Dragon, dragon, shake your head.

Dragon, dragon, tongue so red.

Dragon, dragon, stamp your feet.

Dragon, dragon, coming down the street.

Our story this week will be:

How to catch a dragon by Caryl Hart

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Also we will be reading the story of the Great Race -

The Chinese New Year Story.

Image result for british council chinese new year story

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/the-great-race

Some of our learning opportunities this week will include:

  • Reading a story to find out and name the 12 important animals in the Chinese zodiac.
  • Learning an action song about a Chinese Dragon.
  • Using our fine motor skills to learn how to use chop sticks or tweezers to pick up pom pom dumplings and woolly noodles. 
  • Using our cutting skills to make a Chinese lantern and a Chinese dragon.
  • Learning how to move like a dragon.

With your child at home this week you could:

  • Let them put their own coat on and show them how to fasten it. 
  • Recite numbers in order 1 to 5 and begin to recognise the numbers 1-5.
  • It is the year of the rat. Find out which Chinese animal year you were born in. What do you know about the animal?
  • Look on a world map or globe to find China. Also locate other places in the world you have visited. 
  • Watch a short clip online about the famous Chinese dragon dance and then make up your own. 

This week in Nursery- Week beginning 20/01/20

Topic: Do Dragon's exist?

Week 3: Knights

Our song this week will be:

Brave Knight Song

(Sing to the tune of Frere Jacques)

Brave, brave knight, brave, brave knight,

With your sword, with your sword.

Wearing lots of armour, wearing lots of armour,

They deserve, a reward.

 

Our story this week will be:

The Knight who wouldn't fight by Helen Docherty.

Image result for The knight who wouldnt fight Some of our learning opportunities this week will include -

  • Learning the Knight's code -

Always tell the truth 

Work together 

Be Brave 

Be Kind to each other

  • Using mini wooden swords to mark make in shallow sand trays
  • Counting dragon coins using numbers 1 to 5.
  • Making Knight's shields using collage material.
  • Investigating which material would be the strongest for the Knight's armour.
  • Using the King's feather quill to practise drawing lines. 

 

With your child at home this week you could:

  • Let them practise putting on their own coats and begin to fasten them. 
  • Recite numbers in order 1 to 5 and begin to recognise the numbers.
  • Practise drawing straight lines and circles. 
  • Learn the Knight's code.
  • Look at different materials in your home and talk about what they are used for  - plastic, wood, metal, paper, fabric.

This week in Nursery- Week beginning 13/01/20

Topic: Do Dragon's exist?

Week 2: Dragons

Our song this week will be:

Who will fight the fierce dragon

(Sing to the tune - London Bridge is falling down)

Who will fight the fierce dragon,

Fierce dragon, fierce dragon.

Who will fight the fierce dragon?

We need a knight!

 

Quick, he’s breathing lots of fire,

Lots of fire, lots of fire.

Quick, he’s breathing lots of fire,

We need a knight!

 

Don’t forget your sword and shield,

Sword and shield, sword and shield.

Don’t forget your sword and shield.

Get them quickly!

 

Hooray! Now the dragon’s gone!

Dragon’s gone, dragon’s gone!

Hooray! Now the dragon’s gone!

What a brave knight!

 

Our story this week will be: The Little Dragon by Heather Amery

The Little Dragon - 9780746057223

 

Some of our learning opportunities this week will include:

  • Listen to the poem "The Pet" by Tony Bradman and the children will be encouraged to repeat words and phrases from the poem.
  • Counting Dragons - Children to practise reciting the numbers 1-5 or 1-10
  • Comparing pictures of mythical dragons and pictures of birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians and fish. Are the animals the same or different to the dragons?
  • Castle weaving - weaving ribbons and fabrics onto a hoop.
  • Beginning to practise writing patterns - drawing circles. 
  • Drawing dragons with fearsome features.

With your child at home this week you could:

  • Let them practise putting on their own coats and begin to fasten them. 
  • Recite numbers in order 1 to 5 
  • Practise drawing circles. 
  • Look at pictures of dragons on the internet and compare with pictures of other animals. Are the animals the same or different to the dragons? 

This week in Nursery- Week beginning 7/01/20

Topic: Do Dragon's exist?

Week 1: Who lives in a castle?

Our rhyme this week will be:

I wriggle my fingers, I wriggle my toes,

I wriggle my shoulders, I wriggle my nose,

Now there is no more wriggles left in me,

I'm as still as I can be.

Our story this week will be: In the Castle by Anna Milbourne

 

Image result for The castle by anna milbourne

 

Some of our learning opportunities this week will include:

  • Dressing up as people who lived in the castle - king, queen, knight, princess, prince, servant.
  • Using 2-D shapes - squares, triangles, circles and rectangles to make a castle. 
  • Reciting numbers in order to 5 or 10 along the castle wall numberline.
  • Investigating smells and finding their favourite smell and also the Queen's perfume.
  • Building towers and castles with construction materials.
  • Make royal jewellery using gold and silver pasta on laces or pipe cleaners.

With your child at home this week you could:

  • Let them practise putting on their own coats and begin to fasten them.
  • Recite numbers in order to 5 
  • Talk about the people who live in a castle.
  • Build a castle using bricks or boxes.

This week in Nursery- Week beginning 18/11/19

Topic: How do buildings stay up?

Week 3: This is the house that Jack built

Our song this week will be: Christmas Play songs

Our stories this week will be: Spot the bird on the building site.

Some of our learning opportunities this week will include:

  •  Drawing lots of different style homes on a street.
  • Playing with characters on a building site in a group and using the appropriate language to talk to each other.
  • Investigate the best materials to make  a roof for a Lego house.
  • Building towers with the correct number of cubes.
  • Tapping nails into cork.
  • Role play on the building site.
  • Listening to stories and rhymes. 
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  • With your child at home this week you could: 
  • Talk about houses you pass on your way to Nursery. can your child name the features eg. roof, bricks, doors, windows etc.
  • Help your child describe their own home so they can share it with their friends at Nursery.

Image result for house building clipart

 

 

This week in Nursery- Week beginning 01/10/19

Topic: How much do you love me?

Week 4: People I love

Our song this week will be: All of me

Our stories this week will be: How much do you love me? and Love Monster

Some of our learning opportunities this week will include:

  • Cutting and sticking tissue paper on a love heart.
  • Baking heart shaped biscuits
  • Writing a message to someone we love
  • Cutting out hearts in play dough
  • Transient art hearts
  • Making towers using cubes and matching them to numbers to 10
  • Junk modelling
  • Making a family in the dolls house

 

  • With your child at home this week you could: 
  • Talk about the people the children love and how we show them we love them.
  • Practise putting on our own coats.
  • Matching numbers 1-5 with the right number of objects eg. buttons, counters etc.

 

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This week in Nursery- Week beginning 30/9/19

Topic: How much do you love me?

Week 3: All about me

Our song this week will be: Head shoulders knees and toes

Our stories this week will be: All about me!

Some of our learning opportunities this week will include:

  • Learning parts of the body 
  • Painting self portraits
  • Making I can books
  • Thinking about what our marvellous bodies can do
  • Building robots
  • Thinking about the different things we do in the day and ordering them
  • Thinking about jobs that people do
  • Role play in our hospital 
  • With your child at home this week you could: 
  • Talk about the jobs that people in your family do. 

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This week in Nursery- Week beginning 24/09/19

Topic: How much do you love me?

Week 2: Babies

Our song this week will be: Finger family song

Our stories this week will be:  There’s a House Inside My Mummy by Giles Andreae

Some of our learning opportunities this week will include:

  • Looking at objects used to look after a baby 
  • Exploring how baby toys work
  • Designing and printing a blanket for a baby
  • Looking after the babies in our role play area.
  • Washing babies
  • Matching animal babies to their parents

  • With your child at home this week you could:
  • Look at photographs of your child as a baby. Can they talk about how they changed?

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