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A look back on some photographs and a special message at the end.

22nd June 2020

 

Please send a close up photo of your child (head, shoulders with a smile if possible) to my email for an end of year video.  Please send by Thursday 25th June.

 

Good morning everyone,

 

Welcome to our last week of home learning.  I can't believe we are nearly at the end of the school year.  Very differently to how I planned ...but we are at the end of June nonetheless. I have really missed teaching in the nursery and enjoying all the new experiences and fun with the children.  Well done to all the parents who have worked hard to follow suggested activities to make the most of home learning and well done to the children for adapting so well.  I really look forward to returning to school in September and seeing all the nursery boys and girls ready for P1. 

 

This week I am finishing off with a few more of my favourite stories and a few craft activities.  For anyone feeling adventurous I have also attached a video of how to make your own ice cream in 5 minutes.  You only need ice, salt, plastic bags (zipper bags are best), milk, cream sugar and vanilla or other flavourings.

 

I hope you all have a great week.

 

Mrs Morrow

 

My Teacher Is A Monster by Peter Brown

Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster by Sue Hendra

Craft ideas

On the way home - Books Alive!

I'd Really Like to Eat a Child -READ ALOUD

The Wonky Donkey

PLAY | 3 simple BALLOON activities your kids will love!

Homemade Ice Cream in 5 Minutes no machine

Why not try this fun experiment with your child

Home learning week ending 19th June

Big Sister Practice
Flower soup
Hopscotch
Making some music
Ocean soap foam
Keeping inside the lines
More lines
Exploring
Feeding the ducks
Number time
Writing numbers
More writing

Monday 15th June

 

Good morning everyone,

 

Another new week is here and I'm not sure if it is just me but they do seem to go in faster with more things to do now restrictions are lifting.  It really does not feel like a week ago that I was telling you about all the fun tasks for the Queen's birthday celebrations and Sports Day.

 

With the end of the school term getting closer, I am very mindful that we would be engaging in many fun activities if we had been in school, so I want to share some of these with you.  If the children had still been is school I would still be reading to them everyday so I have sent you some links to my favourite stories........although I am discovering my favourites list is very extensive but don't worry I have only picked five for this week.  

 

I have also included some summer craft ideas as I know there are many buddy artists in the class.  I hope you still find these resources useful.  Remember to email me if you have any questions or to send photographs.

 

Mrs Morrow

Outdoor Activities

Giraffes Can't Dance - Giles Andreae

Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Give Us A Story!

Barry The Fish With Fingers - Bedtime Story Read Aloud

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The Magic Porridge Pot (retold by Alan MacDonald)

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Elmer - The Patchwork Elephant | Children's Book

Summer Craft Ideas

Home Learning week ending 12th June

Bear Hunt
Cake for the Queen
Bubbles
Feeding the ducks
Shape pizza
Shape pizza
Teddy bear picnic
egg and spoon race
Cutting
More cutting
Finished Royal Family
Birthday card
Inside of birthday card
Exploring in the woods
looking for bears
Wonder who lives here?
Making a crown
Being a Queen
Sports day jumping
Sports day
Throwing
Throwing
Right on target
Well done

Monday 8th June 

 

Good morning everyone,

 

This week we are going to be enjoying some activities related to bears and hopefully you can enjoy a Teddy Bear Picnic at the end of the week.  The reason for the special event is also for the Queen's Birthday Celebration on Saturday. The main school are doing lots of Queen related activities this week and I thought it might be nice for Nursery children to join in with this.  There are printable sheets of ideas linked below but please do not feel these have to be printed.  Blank paper and creativity will have amazing results.  

 

A virtual sports day is planned for the main school on Friday as well so it is going to be a busy but fun and practical week.  Please encourage your child to have a go at the fun sports activities suggested below.  It would be lovely to see a Sport's Day photograph for all the nursery children.

 

Thank you to everyone who has been sending photographs for the website.  I really enjoy seeing all the things the nursery children have been experiencing.  I hope you enjoy some of the suggested activities this week and I look forward to seeing the photographs.

 

Mrs Morrow

The Queen's Birthday Craft Ideas

Teddy Bear Teddy Bear Turn Around | Circle Time Song for Preschool | The Kiboomers

'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

We're Going on a Bear Hunt | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Beware of the Bears story

Teddy Bear Art Ideas

Fit for Fun

TEA PARTY RULES by Ame Dyckman and K. G. Campbell - Children's Book Read Aloud

Teddy Bear Picnic | Children Songs | Rhymes Songs | The Kiboomers

Sports Day

Set up an obstacle course using anything you have
Potato and spoon
Balance a pair of socks on your head
Running
Tunnel or crawling under a chair
Sack Race
Sports Day can be done with different items from what school uses but reminds children that sports can be fun and they can also find new ways of practising important skills like running, balancing and crawling.  I had great fun making a sports day for my own boys and we even used big bags as our sacks.  I hope you enjoy this activity.

Home Learning week ending 5th June

Peg board
Peg butterfly
Blow painting
Building sandcastles
Swimming Pool time
Exploring
Being helpful
iPad time
Paddling Pool
Time with Mummy
Picnic Time
Lego time
Bug hunting
Outdoor colouring
Play dough time
Play dough time
Finished work
Mountain climbing
Finding daisies
Daisy chain
Craft time
Working hard
Finished craft
Painting
Caterpillar
Hand prints
Painting hands is fun

1st June

Good morning everyone,

I can't quite believe that it is now June and how quickly the school year is going in. The weather has been beautiful and it is important that we have time to enjoy the sunshine.  I have still continued with our stories and art activities this week.  If you are spending time doing any of these remember they can be enjoyed outside as well.  This week our topic is continuing on Minibeasts but focusing on the life cycle of the butterfly.  In nursery we usually watch the process from caterpillar to butterfly so I have included a video of the changing stages to help your child see how this happens.  I look forward to seeing photographs this week from as many parents as possible. Photographs of activities or enjoying the sunshine are great.

Remember to keep safe in the sun. Use sun cream.

Mrs Morrow  

 

Caterpillar to Butterfly

Taken from the Busy Feet Explorers Music CD

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

Caterpillar and Butterfly Art Ideas

Story Time: The Butterfly

Ten Magic Butterflies - Read Aloud Picture Book | Brightly Storytime

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The Butterfly Colors Song

The Very Hungry Caterpillar read by Eric Carle | Waterstones

The Cautious Caterpillar

Fit for Fun - Hop

Coco the Butterfly | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure 🦋🐌🌈

Flitter-Flutter Butterflies | Bug Songs | Pinkfong Songs for Children

Home Learning week ending 29th May

Minibeast painting
Nature dress
Nature dress 2
Nature dress 3
Sugar sand
Homemade chalk paint
Making a cake
Mixing
Mixing
Cake decorating
Ladybug biscuits
Decorating
Ladybug biscuits
Homemade jigsaw
Finished
Sticking
Jigsaw 2
All done
Stone painting
Ladybugs
Bug hunt
Exploring with my camera
Baby sister Congratulations
Painting stones
Finished stones

26th May 2020

 

Good morning everyone,

This week we are focusing on all things minibeast.  This is always a popular topic in the nursery and the boys and girls always take great pleasure in finding a real minibeast in our garden.  As always I have included some ideas for craft activities, stories and rhymes all related to our topic.  I hope you enjoy these and I look forward to seeing photos of what everyone is getting up to this week and what minibeast ideas you have enjoyed.  Next week I plan to have a few activities about butterflies so please focus on the other minibeasts this week and we will learn about the life cycle of the butterfly next week.  

 

Mrs Morrow

Bug Hunt by Tom Story

Minibeat Rhymes

Superworm

Peppa Pig

Minibeast Hunt

Enzo The Bee | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Fit for Fun - Catch

Mad About Minibeasts by Giles Andreas and David Wojtowycz

Minibeast Craft Ideas

Norman the slug with a silly shell - The Story Book Channel

Making jigsaws - not necessarily minibeast topic

 

I have have noticed some lovely ideas for making your own puzzles from pictures or packaging.  These are a great way to challenge your child. Start simple and make them more difficult to suit your child's ability.  These will be more difficult than conventional puzzles because they will move easily.  Although this may seem frustrating it is a great opportunity for your child to develop concentration, perseverance and fine motor skills.    

Incy Wincy Spider

Ladybug Biscuits (you could make your own or use a digestive!! Can you create any other designs?

Remember 

Monday is a bank holiday so the website will not have the new topic until Tuesday. Enjoy your long weekend.

Home learning week ending 22nd May

Ice castle for Elsa
Bubble snakes
Everyone loves bubble snakes
Dinosaur puppet
Homemade ice cream
Making masks
Peanut packaging fun
Pipe cleaner numbers
Colouring
Drawing
Painting
Icy
Cooking
Colouring
Dinosaur time
Cutting
Drawing
Dinosaurs
Painting
Sticking
More sticking
Finished dinosaurs
Dinosaur eggs
This is fun
Hard work
One more to go
Dinosaurs are out
Roar dinosaurs
Cutting
Sticking
Finished dinosaur
Play dough dinosaur
Taa Daa
Lots of dinosaurs

18th May 2020

 

Good morning everyone.

 

This week our topic is dinosaurs.  This is always a favourite topic for boys and girls in the nursery.  It is so much fun to make dinosaurs with play dough, paint a picture of dinosaurs or try some of the craft ideas shown below.  This week I have 5 stories, rhymes, yoga, Fit for fun, biscuit recipes and craft ideas.  I hope you enjoy this topic as much as we usually do in school.  I really look forward to seeing your photographs and pictures of dinosaurs.  Thank you to everyone who is sending photographs to me via email for the website.  I know I enjoy looking at the pictures and I have heard that the boys and girls really enjoy seeing their friends each week.   

 

Keep safe, have fun.

Mrs Morrow

Tiny the T-Rex | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

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Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Dinosaur craft ideas

The Dinosaurs Song

Stomp Dinosaur Stomp

Dinosaur Stomp - Mother Goose Club Phonics Songs

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Dinosaur biscuits - Recipe link below image

Fit for Fun

Dinosaurumpus! Read Along

10 Little Dinosaurs + More | Kids Songs | Super Simple Songs

How to Grow a Dinosaur

Dinosaur Eggs

If you are fortunate enough to have small dinosaur figures in your house this is a fun activity to keep kids busy.  Put the dinosaur inside a balloon and fill with water.  Freeze overnight and you will have dinosaur eggs.  You can use these for water play or if you want to keep the mess outdoors why not hide them in the garden and let the children hunt for them.  The picture below shows coloured water but it works great with plain water also. 

Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes

A big thank you to all the parents who have continued to email photographs of their children to share on this page.  I really enjoy seeing what the children are doing and I have heard that the children are enjoying seeing each other.  Who will we see next week?

Home Learning week ending 15th May

Making Pizza
Making Pizza
Making Pizza
Pizza Ready to Eat
Drawing
Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread Cookies
Cafe orders
Drawing
Drawing
Drawing
Painting
Matching
Matching
Cutting
Reading
Drawing
Cutting
Counting
Story Time
Writing
DIY
Cutting
Cutting
DIY
Jigsaw Time
Chopping
Money
Service with a Smile
Taking Orders
Time to pay
Cafe Menu
Lava Lamp
Making food for the cafe
Lego Name
Name Building
Shape printing
Taking orders
Toy rescue
Working the till
Cafe
Cafe Customers
Drawing
Finished Drawing
Cafe
Yummy ice cream
Great cutting
Making food
Jigsaw time
Finished jigsaw
Playing cafe

11th May 2020

 

Good morning everyone.

 

Another week and another topic.  If the children were still in nursery, we would have had a café in our house corner this week.  We would have been learning about menus, ordering, paying, serving, waiters, chefs, customers and everything café associated.  I would like everyone to try and experience the café in some form.  Obviously we cannot visit a real café but I'm sure the children would enjoy making resources for the café, use toy food if you have any or if you are able make some real food to enjoy in your café.  Remember to include money in your experience as we always have to pay in a café.  1p and 2p coins are perfect for nursery children to work with and work with small amounts as your price list (1p-5p).  

 

I have also included links to stories, rhymes and resources that help with this learning topic.  I really hope you enjoy the café experience this week and look forward to photographs.  Who knows maybe the parents will be able to visit the café and have a treat as well.

 

Remember to try out fit for fun activities for gross motor skills.  These are especially good for outside but can be used inside as well.

 

Keep safe, have fun.

Mrs Morrow

Printable Cafe Menu - Don't worry if you don't have a printer this can easily be created by hand. it is only here as a suggestion.

Food craft

Alexandra reads: I WILL NOT EVER NEVER EAT A TOMATO by Lauren Child

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Patty Cake | Kids' Songs

Betsy the Banana | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

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SUPERTATO - AUDIO BOOK WITH PICTURES

One Potato Two Potato | Numbers Song | from LittleBabyBum!

The Gingerbread Man - Books Alive!

Fit for fun

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss Read Aloud

Five Currant Buns (kids nursery rhyme & action song)

The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza - Children's Books Read Aloud

Thank you to everyone who emailed photographs this week.  There has been great feedback and I know the children will enjoy seeing themselves and their friends. Have a great weekend everyone. Looking forward to next weeks topic.

Home Learning week ending 7th May

Happy Birthday
Making playdough
Building puzzles
Learning about planets
Rocket
Looking at the stars
Paperclip chain
Alien spaceship
Planets
Planet mobile
Cracking eggs
Scrambled egg
Great drawing
Peg leg
Farm chicks
Very creative
Fantastic frog
Pink pig
Yoga time
Bedtime story
Alien invasion
Creative concentration
Alien spaceship
Painting aliens
Making the spaceship
Time for glue
Alien headband
Skittle Earth experiment
Making jambons
Splat painting
Stone painting
Number recognition
Rocket
Paint stomping
VE Day colouring
Water walk experiment

4th May 2020

 

Good morning everyone.

 

This week our topic is Space.  I have planned to choose a new topic each week for home learning.  This is slightly different from school but I feel it is a good way to maintain interest and offer a wide variety of activities and ideas.  There are lots of links to stories and a few songs and rhymes some movement tasks and a space yoga session.  These are great if children enjoy them.  Hopefully everyone will find a few things that are appealing to them and I look forward to seeing more photographs of what the children have been doing this week.  Please email these by Thursday and I will upload them to the website on Friday.

 

Keep safe, have fun.

 

Mrs Morrow

Whatever Next! (audio book version)

Rhymes Sheet - Space

Space Craft Ideas

5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer

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Zoom Zoom Zoom We're Going to The Moon Song | Rocket Song for Kids | Space Songs for Kids

Mike and Muttnik on The Moon | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton - Read Aloud Stories for Kids

Space number recognition - count the images and touch the correct number.

Peppa pig A Trip to the Moon

📚 MAN ON THE MOON (A DAY IN THE LIFE OF BOB)

Children's book read aloud.' ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS '

How to Catch a Star - Oliver Jeffers

Fit for Fun

Thank you to all the parents who have emailed me photographs this week to include in our home learning folder. I have really enjoyed seeing what activities the children have been doing and look forward to seeing more next week.

Mrs Morrow

Home Learning week ending 1st May

Super pig art
Painting concentration
Pretty pink
Super scissor work
Marvellous moo
Fabulous farm animals
Spot the difference
Counting games
Number recognition
Amazing drawings
Amazing drawings
Getting creative
super scissor work
Super scissor work
Amazing drawings
Very creative
Going to P1
Super scissor work
Going to P1
Great painting
Fabulous Farm animals
Super scissor work
Amazing drawings
Great painting
Story time
Brilliant creations
Splish splash
Time to bake
DIY McDonalds!!!!
Salt dough keepsake
Big brother duties
Twinning is winning
Exciting exploring
Great painting
Pamper time
Time to bake
Sand volcano
Sensory bottles
Spring flowers
Play dough pig
waterfall painting

27th April 2020

 

Good morning everyone.

 

I know that many of the parents have been enjoying activities from the home learning packs, as well as thinking up many activities of your own.  There are still plenty of ideas to use in the pack but in order to try to help out a little bit more I have put some links below to our topic this week of farm animals and Spring. 

 

I look forward to seeing some photos this week of what the children have been doing. Maybe even a picture of them doing Farm Yoga (link below). Please email any pictures to my email address which was in the home learning newsletter. I would love to see some photos of one of my activities as well as other things you have been doing. Please include in the email permission for me to publish these to the website. 

 

Keep safe. Have fun.

Mrs Morrow

 

 

 

 

A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson (Read Aloud) | Storytime

Join us in a dramatic read of A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson, read by Miss Jill.

A Squash and a Squeeze Activities

 

Try out any you like but you only need to do one each day.

 

On the first day listen to the story reading of A Squash and a Squeeze. Talk about the animals in the story and if you have ever seen a real pig, goat or cow.

 

Use your play dough to make some of the characters from the story.  Can you make a pig?

 

Draw a picture of one of the characters from the story.  Do you want to draw a person or an animal?

 

Do you have any other books in your house with farm animal characters?  Read a book together.

 

Listen to the song version of A Squash and a Squeeze.  Talk with your child which story they liked best.....song or reading?

Squash and Squeeze - Song version

A different version of the story presented in song.

Chick Chick Chicken - CBeebies Songs | Something Special |

Mr Tumble sings the nursery song Chick Chick Chicken, sign and sing-a-long with him.

Spot the Difference

Topsy and Tim At The Farm | Story Time for Children

Topsy and Tim Go to The Farm in this Story Time episode read by Great British Bake Off Finalist Miranda Gore Browne (http://bit.ly/1CPRGtq) In Topsy and Tim ...

Five Little Speckled Frogs | Nursery Rhymes |

A friendly song version for kids.

Yoga Time! | On the Farm - Kids Yoga and Nursery Rhymes

Easy, fun yoga designed specially for kids with songs, nursery rhymes and simple stories. Copy me, sing along and have fun! In this video we visit a farm...

Animal Craft Ideas

Farm Animals by Amy Reule

This story will help you learn the animal names and sounds they make.

CBeebies: Down On The Farm - Duckling Poem

Watch real ducklings. Down On The Farm's poem about ducklings - watch as the ducklings go on their first journey with their mum. To watch more Down On The Farm clips click here: h...

20th April 2020

Hello Everyone,

 

What unusual times we are living in. I hope you are all keeping safe and enjoying all the learning at home.  I am really missing seeing all the smiling faces in nursery each day.  I hope you are not missing school too much. 

 

I have added lots of photographs from the last month or two in nursery and I hope you enjoy looking at these with your children.  Please click on the April Newsletter link to get some more information and songs and rhymes.  I have also included a few links to some websites giving ideas for activities to enjoy with your children.

 

If there is anything I can do to help with home learning for the nursery children, please get in touch with me via email and I will be happy to help.

 

Please say hello to all the children from Mrs Morrow and Miss Dumigan.smiley

 

April Newsletter

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Sure Start Sensory Play

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