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What we are learning

 THIS HALF TERM (Spring 01 21) :

 

Our vehicle is:

 

 

'Let's get physical'

 

For this vehicle, we will focus on the stories:

 

'The Train Ride'

Each half term, we will focus on five stories and five Nursery rhymes during Phonics story time. During each day, the children will listen to one of the books until they get to know the stories really well and can talk about them with confidence.  You can find all of these stories and rhymes being shared by Miss Austin in the videos below.

 

Spring 01 2021

 

This half term, we are focusing on the following books:

  • Jack and the beanstalk
  • Five minutes peace by Jill Murphy
  • Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
  • Spinderella by Julia Donaldson
  • Lost and Found by Oliver |Jeffers

 

This half term, we are foccusing on the following rhymes:

  • Five little speckled frogs
  • Doctor Foster
  • I'm a little teapot
  • Old Macdonald had a farm
  • Little Miss Muffet

Five Minutes Peace

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Spinderella

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The train ride

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Jack and the beanstalk

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Funnybones

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Lost and Found

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Little Miss Muffet

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I’m a little teapot

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Doctor Foster

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Five little speckled frogs

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Old McDonald had a farm

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Week beginning:  4th January 2021

 

This week we will be welcoming everyone back to Nursery for a brand new year!  We will be revisiting our Class Commitments and as always, ensuring we are following our Covid 19 guidelines and behaviour policy.  We will also be starting our T4W sequence with our new text 'The Train Ride'.   

 

Did you know... we have new friends joining us in the Nursery from next week.  Miss Austin will be completing home visit meetings on Tuesday this week. 

Autumn 2

 

This half term, we are focusing on the following books:

  • Peace at Last - Jill Murphy
  • The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson
  • Owl Babies - Martin Waddell
  • Rosie's Walk - Pat Hutchins
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

 

This half term, we are foccusing on the following rhymes:

  • Jack and Jill
  • Baa Baa Black sheep
  • 1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive
  • The Grand Old Duke of York
  • Row, Row, Row your boat

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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The Gruffalo

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Peace at Last

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Rosie's Walk

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Owl Babies

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Row Row Row your boat

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Jack and Jill

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The Grand Old Duke Of York

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Baa Baa Black Sheep

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1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive

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Week beginning:  14th December 2020

 

This week we will be enjoying Christmas activities and having lots of festive fun!  We wish all of our Nursery families a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year for 2021 from Miss Austin and the Nursery team.

 

Did you know... it is the last day of term on Thursday 17th December 2020.  

Week beginning:  7th December 2020

 

This week we will be continuing to learn how our families celebrate different events and talking about differences amongst families.  We will focus on the Nativity story and begin to start filming our wonderful Nativity Performance.  This will be availbale for adults to watch shortly after it has been edited.

We will also be working on our number  recognition, spotting numbers around us and using counting for tidy up time. We will also be counting down using an Advent Calendar.

 

Did you know... it is Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper day on Friday 11th December.  Please use the Gateway app to book in for dinner and donate to Save the Children. Thank you.

Week beginning:  30th November 2020

 

This week we will be focussing on how our families celebrate different events and talking about differences amonsgt families.  We will be learning about Christmas with a focus on the Nativity story.  This will all be through play based activities.  We will be putting up our tree and decoratig the classroom.

We will also be working on our counting skills, counting things around us and using counting for tidy up time. We will also be counting down using an Advent Calendar.

 

Did you know... it is Virtual Parents Evening this week.  You will need to follow the instructions set out last week to join Miss Austin for your meeting. Thank you.

Week beginning:  23rd November 2020

 

This week we will be focussing on how our families celebrate different events and talking about differences amonsgt families.  We will be learning about Christmas with a focus on the Nativity story.  This will all be through play based activities.  

We will also be working on our counting skills, counting things around us and using counting for tidy up time. 

 

Did you know... a parent survey has been sent to you via email.  Please complete this survey to enable us to continually review and improve experiences and communication. Thank you.

Week beginning:  16th November 2020

 

This week we will be focussing on how our families celebrate different events and talking about differences amonsgt families.  We will be learning about Diwali, the festival of light.  This will all be through play based activities.  

We will also be working on our number recognition, spotting nnumerals in the environent and ordering them if we can. 

 

Did you know... Parents evening booking system is now open.  Follow the link in the email to book a virtual meeting with Miss Austin on the 30th November, 1st December or 4th December 2020. 

Week beginning:  9th November 2020

 

This week we will be focussing on using our brilliant words, our listening ears and showing how we understand instructions and questions.  This will all be through play based activities.  

We will also be working on our Maths shape targets displayed in Nursery.  Please ask Miss Austin via Class Dojo what target your child has. 

 

Did you know... On Friday we are raising money for Children In Need by 'acting our age'!  We will be doing three or four (depending on our age)  random acts of kindness during the day to suppot this charity.  If you are a remote learner or do not attend on Friday you can still take part in this activity.  

Week beginning 2nd November 2020

 

This week we will be settling bck into Nursery life after the half term break.  We will be intorducing the children to our new Talk for Writing story 'The Three Little Pigs' using actions and story map.

We will also be considering some of the celebrations that us and the people aeound us may celebrate.  We will begin with Bonfire Night.  We will complete learning activities including painting and using musical instruments to represent the fireworks that we can see and hear.

 

Did you know... if your child is self isolating or in the event of a bubble closure there is specific home learning for your child to access.  This can be found in the Home leanring section on the class webpage.  

Each half term, we will focus on five stories and five Nursery rhymes during Phonics story time. During each day, the children will listen to one of the books until they get to know the stories really well and can talk about them with confidence.  You can find all of these stories and rhymes being shared by Miss Austin in the videos below.

 

Autumn 1

 

This half term, we are focusing on the following books:

  • Dear Zoo - Rod Campbell
  • Room on the broom - Julia Donaldson
  • We’re going on a bear hunt - Michael Rosen
  • Each Peach Pear Plum - Janet and Allan Ahlberg
  • The tiger who came to Tea - Judith Kerr

 

This half term, we are foccusing on the following rhymes:

  • Incy wincy spider
  • The wheels on the bus
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Twinkle twinkle little star
  • Hickory Dickory Dock

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Dear Zoo

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Humpty Dumpty

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Hickory Dickory Dock

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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Incywincy spider

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The wheels on the bus

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Week Beginning 19.10.2020

 

This week we will be celebrating our Vehicle by creating a slideshow with captions and clips of the children describing what they have learnt about Bradley Barton Primary School.  This will be available on Tapestry when completed to share at home.  We will also be finishing our Talk for Writing sequence by drawing a picture of Whiffy Wilson and beginning to make marks to represent our names.

 

Did you know... next week is half term.  There are lots of lovely socially distanced activities going on in Devon.  Have a look online to get some indoor and outdoor ideas for some family fun!

Week beginning 12.10.2020

 

This week we will be focusing on improving our counting skills.  We will be continuing our vehicle learning and working towards creating our video tour of Bradley Barton!  In Whiffy the Wolf, we will be changing the character of our story.  We will hold a class vote to find out which character we would like to change it to.  

 

Did you know... your child can have a school dinner and pudding when they stay all day or attend the afternoon session.  Please visit the menu page on the website to see what delicious meals are on offer.  These are priced at £1.75 per session.

Week beginning:  5th October 2020

 

This week we will be visiting parts of the school (safely and socially distancing) to find out more about Bradley Barton.  We will be using the school website to see some of the adults and find out what they do at school.

We will continue to learn the words and actions for our Whiffy Wilson story and use props to make our story more exciting to retell and act out.

 

Did you know... your child can play outside everytime they attend.  Now that we are experiencing colder weather condidtions please provide a coat for your child each session that they attend.  Thank you.  

Week beginning 28.09.2020

 

This week we will be focussing on our new Talk for Writing text:  Whiffy Wilson, the wolf who wouldn't go to school.  We will also be beginning to look at ways to celebrate Bradley Barton's 40th birthday.  

In ICT, we will be using the Chatterpix programme on the IPads to create some fun videos of ourselves.

 

Did you know...  All parent should now have received a link invite to both Tapestry and Class Dojo.  If you have not yet received yours, please contact Miss Austin.

Week beginning 21st September 2020

 

This week we will be learning about our feelings using the Mood Monsters.  We will start with happy and sad.  We will also be developing our independence in accessing the toilets and getting a drink and a snack.  

At the end of the day, we are practicing our best lining up to show our parents and carers that we can be dismissed safely with our best behaviour choices.  Thank you to all parents for your patience when waiting for your children and messages from Miss Austin at the end of the day.

Week beginning 14.09.20

 

Well done to all of the children who successfully returned to Nursery last week.  You all did a fantastic job of coming in independently and following the new guidelines after such a long time away! 

 

This week we look forward to welcoming new children into the setting.  It was great to meet so many of you and your families at your home visit and we are super excited for you to join us!

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