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Week 2 story of the week: Tabby McTat 

Our very alternative Easter Parade! Well done to everyone who has taken part, all of your designs are incredible! 

Hi all,

 

Firstly, I hope everyone is safe and well, and secondly, I hope you had a lovely weekend and spent lots of time as a family.

I am in school on Thursday this week, but will be available 8.30am to 4pm to answer any questions or provide extra support.

This week’s challenge

As this would have been our Easter week in school. I would like you to make anything to do with Easter! This could be:

  • Your Easter bonnet (if you already had the things needed in, do not worry about going and buying extra items!)
  • Design an Easter card
  • Hard boil an egg and decorate it
  • Make your own Easter box

 

Phonics

Our sounds this week would have been: e, l, h, r see if you can find anything in your house beginning with these sounds.

Ruth Miskin is still doing live speed sound lessons on her youtube channel (link is below).

This is the link to the parents section on her website, and gives you lots of ideas to support phonics at home.

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

Number

I would like you to go on a number hunt in your house, and see how many things you can find with numbers on them! Write them down (any marks will do, as long as the children have had a go), and send a picture to me!

Name Writing

Please practise writing your child's name with them, as this will set them up ready for Reception next year!

 

As last week, send any pictures to me and I will collect them all and send them to everyone so the children can see what one another have been up to.

These are just ideas, and I know lots of you have been doing fantastic things already! Keep going!

Stay safe and well.

Mrs Fletcher 

As well as sharing all of your brilliant pictures, I have just been sent this wonderful video clip, and have been allowed to share it with you all with Mom's permission! 

 

Keep safe and well everyone! 

Phonics

Still image for this video

Story of the Week

 

Here is the link to our story of the week! I will aim to do one of these a week, and send out some challenges to go with it. 

 

Our first story is one of my favourites. Whatever Next! By Jill Murphy 

 

 

I have put a selection of the photos you have all been sending together, so that the children can see what they are all up to! 

Next Friday would have been our Easter Bonnet parade. If you already had things in ready to make the Easter bonnet, please make the Easter Bonnet and send me a picture, and I will put them altogether. If you don't have anything to make an Easter bonnet. You could make an Easter card or just draw a picture, and I will add it to our Easter parade. 

Pictures for the Easter parade will need to be emailed by Thursday 2nd April so that I can collate them and send them out on Friday! smiley

School Closure - Useful Online Learning Information

 

Here are some links for you to use to support home learning. I will keep updating these regularly. As always, email me if you need any support. 

Stay safe and well, 

Mrs Fletcher :) 

 

 

RWI Speed Sound Lessons

Ruth Miskin is offering daily speed sound lessons on her YouTube channel. They are streamed live and then available for 24 hours.

Set 1 sounds: 9:30am - These are the main sounds we focus on in Nursery

Set 2 sounds: 10am

Set 3 sounds 10:30am.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ/featured

 

Phonics Play

Phonics Play have given everyone free access during school closures.

Log in using:

Username: march20

Password: home

Click on Phase1 or Phase2 activities. These games support the learning we have done in school.

Buried Treasure is a particular favourite. Children sound out the word, or you can sound it out for them, then they decide if it is a real word or a nonsense word!

 

 

 Classroom Secrets KIDS

Your child has had an account created for this website. They have unlimited access to online activities and games for free. Your child's teacher has already send you your child's login details - if you do not have these, please email the class teacher for more information.

 

Access the website here - kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/my-account/

 

White Rose Maths

White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.

Access the website here - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

There is also an area on the website especially for Early Years https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

 

The Maths Factor

Let Carol Vorderman teach your child Maths! This website usually asks £2 week subscription, but for the foreseeable future, it is free! Head over to the website to sign up.

Access the website here - https://www.themathsfactor.com/

There are games and interactive activities, as well as a ‘traditional lesson’. It doesn’t have a specific area for ‘Early Years’ but some of the ‘Key Stage One’ games involve counting to 10!

 

 

Topmarks

Lots of interactive number and sound games. The children have used this in school, so should know how to play most of the games.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37

 

Oxford Owl

Head over to Oxford Owl and access to FREE eBooks online! Using the log in details below, your child can access all of the reading books that they would normally read from our school library!

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Username: Christchurchnursery

Password: abc1

 

We are also linking Oxford Owl to our 1000 stories challenge! Any books read at home, either together, online or the children enjoying a book, write the book down and we will add it to their stamper chart once we return to school.

 

P4C

Each week we will be sending a link to answer some 'BIG' questions this is week 1. I would love to hear some of your super answers.

https://dialogueworks.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Hometalk-week-1.pdf

https://dialogueworks.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Hometalk-week-2.pdf

 

 

Joe Wicks – Live Stream PE sessions

Joe Wicks 'The body coach' will be doing daily PE lessons live on YouTube for all the family live at 9.00am - might be a good way to burn off some energy!   youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Cbeebies

 

Alphablocks – Lots of games and quizzes linked to phonics https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

 

Numberblocks – As above but with numbers! We use these lots when teaching the children about number. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

 

 

Cosmic Kids

A fantastic youtube channel with lots of yoga videos for children. We sometimes put these on in class. They often follow a story and are really simple to do! https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

 

Purple Mash

All children have existing accounts on 'Purple Mash'. PM has lots of different online games and activities for them to explore at their leisure. All individual log in details are in the packs. If you do not have your child's log in please email me, and I can sort it out for you. purplemash.com/christ-ws3

 

 

Twinkl

This is an online resource bank that has 1000's of resources right from Nursery to GCSE, so is suitable for all children! It has lots of games, stories, sheets to print out, as well as lots of mindfulness resources. They have sent me a code to pass on to parents for 1 months free 'ultimate' subscription (ultimate subscription is usually around £80!) - It may be that they extend this as the situation develops. All you need to do is go to twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures sign up using an email address and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS this should then give you free access. 

 

 

 

 

Edinburgh Zoo Live Webcams

Pandas, penguins, tigers and koalas! What’s not to love! Check out these live streams of some amazing animals! edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

 

 

 

 

I thought this poem was lovely to share with the little ones. It may help when explaining the current situation. 

 

🌍 🌎 🌷 🌷 🌞 🌞

 

The Time We Spring-Cleaned the World

 

The world it got so busy,

There were people all around.

They left their germs behind them;

In the air and on the ground.

 

These germs grew bigger and stronger.

They wanted to come and stay.

They didn’t want to hurt anyone -

They just really wanted to play.

 

Sometimes they tried to hold your hand,

Or tickled your throat or your nose.

They could make you cough and sneeze

And make your face as red as a rose.

 

And so these germs took over.

They started to make people ill,

And with every cough we coughed

More and more germs would spill.

 

All the queens and kings had a meeting.

“It’s time to clean the world up!” they said.

And so they had to close lots of fun stuff,

Just so these germs couldn’t spread.

 

We couldn’t go to cinemas

Or restaurants for our tea.

There was no football or parties,

The world got as quiet as can be.

 

The kids stopped going to school,

The mums and dads went to work less.

Then a great, big, giant scrubbing brush

Cleaned the sky and the sea and the mess!

 

Dads started teaching the sums,

Big brothers played with us more,

Mums were in charge of homework

And we read and played jigsaws galore!

 

The whole world was washing their hands

And building super toilet roll forts!

Outside was quiet and peaceful,

Now home was the place for all sports.

 

So we played in the world that was home

And our days filled up with fun and love,

And the germs they grew smaller and smaller

And the sun watched from up above.

 

Then one morning the sun woke up early,

She smiled and stretched her beams wide.

The world had been fully spring cleaned,

It was time to go back outside!

 

We opened our doors oh so slowly

And breathed in the clean and fresh air.

We promised that forever and always

Of this beautiful world we’d take care!

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