Monday 22nd June 2020
Dear Early Years families,
We have welcomed back nursery children to school this week. It has been so lovely to see their smiling faces after such a long time. Look at all of the fabulous learning that has been going on in the reception and nursery bubbles this week. We have all been washing our hands lots of times throughout the day. Miss MacDonald’s bubble learned a fun handwashing song. Why don’t you sing it at home to help you remember how to wash your hands correctly? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg
School looks a little bit different now. There are lines on the floor to remind us to stay 2 metres apart and at lunch time the children find a special chair with an X on it to sit on. This makes sure they are sat a safe distance away from each other. At the end of the day we wash all our toys and resources so that they are clean and ready for the next day’s learning. Here’s Mr Paul adding some Milton to the water to give the resources a really good clean.
We enjoyed our weekly team meeting this week with special guests Mrs Bullock and Stanley. He was very well behaved.
Miss Jenny has made a wildlife area in her garden with a pond and lots of places for the animals to hide. I wonder what creatures she might find.
Huzaifa is finally feeding himself without any help from Mummy! “It took a lot of patience” Mrs Ahmed says. Good job Huzaifa!
We miss you lots and can’t wait to see you all soon!
The Early Years Team
Please remember to come to school between 10 o’clock and 1 o’clock to collect the weekly learning packs for your children. The learning packs include a selection of activities to support your children at home.
Have a look at these fun activities and try out a few of them at home.
Can you make your own pirate treasure map?
Mix tea bags and coffee into a bowl of warm water to make the mixture. Use a sponge to soak a piece of paper with the mixture. Leave to dry.
Once dry, your paper will look old and dirty – perfect for a pirate map! Now scrunch up the paper and tear all the edges. Why not make some holes to make it look even older, but be careful not to rip them too much!
Don’t forget to put a big X to mark where the treasure is. Maybe you could hide the treasure in your house and see if a grown up can use your map to find it.
Make a role play area in your house.
When we are at school, we love to play in the role play area! You could make a car mechanics or a castle or why not make your own animal hospital using your toys?
You could use old clothes, tea towels and fabric to care for your animals. Don’t forget to make a register to write down their name and what is wrong with them!
Another delicious recipe!
Mrs Humphrey and Sophie made Pitta Bread Pizza’s this week. Would you like to make these at home? I know I would! Follow the recipe below and add whatever toppings you like. I think I’ll use cheese, tomato and peppers for mine. Yummy yummy in my tummy!
Keep on counting!
It’s important that you keep practising your maths skills at home. Why not watch some Numberblocks episodes on YouTube. There are lots of fun activities to help with counting, adding and subtracting.
Follow this link to access lots of episodes - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w
We hope you enjoy trying out some of these activities or completing tasks from your learning packs. Remember to send some photographs of your home learning to Miss MacDonald – firstname.lastname@example.org. We really love finding out what you have all been up to at home. Have a wonderful week and keep smiling everyone!
Miss MacDonald and The Early Years Team