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Happy Easter!!smiley

We have had a super time getting ready to celebrate Easter in Nursery. We watched the Easter story on cbeebies, made Easter cards and Easter nests. We learnt the Easter Bunny song and he loved our singing SO much, he visited us and left some eggs hidden in the Nursery garden! We had a great time hunting for them! We would like to wish everyone a happy, safe Easter and we will see you all back in Nursery on Tuesday, April 20th. smiley

Easter activities!

Story time in Nursery

We're going on a bear hunt.

P.E

The Nursery children will be having P.E each Thursday starting 11th March. They do not need to wear their uniform but can come to school in joggers/leggings, t shirt and a fleece/jumper. The children will need to wear trainers or pumps as we will be in the Sports Hall. Thank you.

 

If you are at home because you or one of your family are poorly, why not have a try at doing some yoga? It's easy to do and fun too! Follow the link below to join in with Rebecca and Duggee.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/yoga-with-rebecca-and-duggee

 

World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day, the Nursery children went out to the farm to look at all of our animals then had a story in our super outdoor Reading Circle. We read Winnie the Witch and all had a magic wand to join in with the spells - ABRACADABRA!!

Our magic worked and a rabbit and guinea pigs came to see us!! We were able to stroke them carefully - their fur was so soft. We had a fantastic day and took our wands home so we could do magic at home too! Have a look at our photographs to see the fun we had.

Return to school smiley

We are all so happy that more of our children will be returning to school on Monday 8th March - we have missed you all SO much!

Parents/carers - please take a look at the documents from the link below to give you up to date information. See you all on Monday!laugh

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/timberley-academy/UploadedDocument/5e15c2681e3a4fe89ac9ef91c5accb45/march-2021.pdf

 

Down in the jungle!

In Nursery we have a super jungle themed reading area where we love to read stories about different animals and play with jungle animals! What is your favourite animal story?

Phonics week 3

We are learning our week 3 pictures already! See which pictures you can remember!

Ruby flew too by Jonathan Emmett and Rebecca Harry

Watch and listen to another of our favourite Nursery stories.

Phonics - week 2

Have a look at the pictures we have learnt this week and recap on our previous pictures.

Hello Nursery! smiley

It has been such a cold, snowy week this week - we hope you have been able to keep warm while you have fun in the snow!

This week in Nursery we have been learning about Chinese New Year. This year the celebrations are on Friday 12th February. All of the different years are named after an animal and this year will be the year of the ox. We have made lucky money envelopes and eaten some spring rolls and prawn crackers - yummy!

If you want to learn more about Chinese New Year have at look at cbeebies where there is lots to see and do including making a rattle drum and and New Year dragon! There is also the story of the race between the animals that decided what each year should be named.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/chinese-lunar-new-year

 

Take care everyone, we hope to see everybody together again in Nursery very soon smiley

 

My first Chinese New Year by Karen Katz

This story tells us all about how a little girl celebrates Chinese New Year with her family.

Phonics

The Nursery children have started to learn the pictures to Read Write Inc phonics. We are learning a picture a day before we start to learn the letter sounds. Have a look at the pictures we have learnt this week - which ones can you remember?

Hello Nursery!smiley

We hope those of you at home are all keeping safe and well. We all miss you very much and hope we will all be back together in Nursery before too long. Everyone in Nursery is great friends and we have so much fun playing and learning together. We have been thinking about our kind words, kind feet and kind hands. We know when we are kind it makes us and our friends really happy! smiley

We have been reading some stories about friendship - why not listen to and watch one of our super stories?

Take care Nursery and we hope to see you soonsmiley

What are friends for? By Sally Grindley

Snowy weather!smiley

The children in  Nursery had great fun today! We made a snowman with a banana for a smiley mouth, twigs for his arms and small stones for his eyes and buttons! We had a great time!

Hello Nursery!smiley

It's a very, very snowy day today! The snow came down thick and fast yesterday and today is a real winter wonderland outside! The snow is very deep, so we hope you have been able to get outside for a walk and to make snowmen and snow angels!

While you are at home today, why not watch and listen to some snowy stories?

One of our favourites is One Snowy Night by Mick Butterworth. It is one of the series about Percy the park keeper and his animal friends. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-8AAisU1w0

 

Another super story is about Kipper the dog, who always has great fun with all of his friends. This one is called Snowy Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig51v40wHi0

 

Somewhere else to find great stories to listen to is Audible Stories. They have lots of stories for children of all ages and adults to listen to. There are stories to listen to, rhymes to join in with as well as counting and alphabet songs too! 

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

 

We hope you have a great time in the snow but remember to stay safe! See you all soon! smiley

Hello Nursery!smiley

We hope you are keeping safe and well at home and managing to have some fun even on a very rainy day like today! It has been great to have so many of you back in Nursery, we really missed you! We have old and new friends, ready to learn and have fun too!

We hope you enjoyed watching and listening to our stories last week, so take a look below for two more stories. We hope you enjoy them!

Stay safe Nursery and we will see you soon smiley

Timberley Live Stream

A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Timberley Live Stream

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Story Time!smiley

Reading and listening to stories is so much fun! We have read and recorded some stories you can watch and listen to at home. We hope you enjoy them!smiley

Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Hello everyone!smiley

It has been so lovely speaking to you all on the telephone this week! We are really missing you all, so it is great we can keep in contact with you and you can tell us the things you have been doing at home. There has been lots of baking, dressing up, going to the park, counting and writing going on this week. How busy you all are! Lots of you are loving your home activity packs - especially the play dough and the bubbles! Don't forget to come and collect yours if you haven't already. 

It can be a bit tricky at the moment with the weather being chilly, so below are some ideas of ways you can be active while you're at home if it's a horrible, rainy, cold day outside!

Cosmic Kids:

This is a super website that has lots of different videos you can join in with and learn some yoga! Don't worry, it's great fun and really easy to do! There are so many to choose from, stories like The 3 Billy Goats Gruff or a Pirate Adventure! Give it a go!

https://cosmickids.com/     

YolanDa's Band Jam:

This is a super way to burn off some excess energy! Each episode is full of music and dancing, you won't be able to keep still!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p06vc6tb/yolandas-band-jam

Singing Hands:

We sing lots of these songs in Nursery and they are great! There are lots to choose from and you can learn Makaton signs as you go!

https://www.youtube.com/user/SingingHandsUK

 

We hope you have a go at some of the activities and are able to have some fun while you stay safe at home. We will see you all soon smiley

 

Hello Nursery!smiley

We hope you are all keeping safe and well at home. Lots of children have now collected their home learning packs from school, but we still have more to give out - don't forget to come and collect yours! If you come to the school office, we will bring yours up to you. There are lots of fun things to do, so don't forget!

When we come back to school, we will start learning phonics sounds and pictures using the Read Write Inc programme. Take a look at the information below which has some ideas on things you can do at home.

 

PARENT FAQS FOR READ WRITE INC. PHONICS

 

Where else can I find information?

Glossary

How can I support my child’s reading and writing?   

How can I help my child to practise their handwriting?

How else can I develop my child’s language?

 

Where else can I find information?

Watch video tutorials on http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/ to help you to understand more about Read Write Inc. Phonics and how to help your child read and write at home.

 

Other useful websites:

Ruth Miskin Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education

Free e-books for home reading:

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/Reading/

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/ruthmiskintrainingedu?mc_cid=63bfb74b56&mc_eid=4ec2ad9cea

 

Glossary

‘Special Friends’

Special friends are a combination of two or three letters representing one sound, e.g. ck, ay, igh, oa.

Fred Talk

Fred the Frog helps children read and spell. He can say the sounds in words, but he can’t say the whole word, so children have to help him.

To help children read, Fred (the teacher) says the sounds and then children say the word.

For example, Fred says c-a-t, children say cat, Fred says l-igh-t, children say light.

Teachers are encouraged to use Fred Talk through the day, so children learn to blend sounds.

For example:

Play Simon Says: Put your hands on your h-ea-d/ f-oo-t/ kn-ee.

Put on your c-oa-t/ h-a-t/ s-c-ar-f.

Set the table with a b-ow-l/ f-or-k/ s-p-oo-n.

 

‘Fred in your head’

Once children can sound out a word, we teach them to say the sounds silently in their heads.

We show them how to do this by:

1. whispering the sounds and then saying the whole word;

2. mouthing the sounds silently and then saying the whole word;

3. saying the whole word straight away.

 

Perfect pencil grip

Children sit at a table to write.

They hold up a pencil in a tripod pencil grip with the non-writing hand flat holding their paper.

 

How can I support my child’s reading and writing?

  1. Use Fred Talk to help your child read and spell words
  2. Read stories to your child every day.

 

 

How can I support my child to learn Set 1 sounds and to blend?

 

  • Use pure sounds, not letter names. Watch the ‘how to say the sounds’ parent film on http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/
  • Watch the Reading the stretchy sounds with your child’, ‘Reading the bouncy sounds with your child’ and ‘Reading the digraphs with your child’ parent films on http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/ to see how to teach Set 1 sounds
  • Practise reading known Set 1 Speed Sounds cards speedily. If needed, show your child the picture side of the card to help them remember the sound.

 

We teach children to read and spell using Fred. He is a toy frog who can say the sounds in words, but not the whole word. Children have to help him.

To help children learn to blend, we say the sounds as Fred and then children repeat the sounds and say the whole word.

Here are two ways you can use Fred Talk at home:

  1. Play Fred Games together – see Fred Games document on http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/
  2. Speak like Fred throughout the day e.g. time for l-u-n-ch! Let’s p-l-ay!

 

One of the most important things you can do as a parent at home is read to your child.

Loving stories is important because children who love stories want to read stories for themselves. Children who read a lot become better readers.

 

 

Here are some top tips for storytime:

  1. Make it a treat – introduce each new book with excitement
  2. Make it a special quiet time – cuddle up!
  3. Show curiosity in what you’re going to read
  4. Read the story once without stopping so they can enjoy the whole story. If you think your child might not understand something say something like ‘Oh I think what’s happening here is that…”
  5. Chat about the story e.g. I wonder why he did that? Oh no, I hope she’s not going to…
  6. Avoid asking questions to check what they remember
  7. Link to other stories and experiences you have shared e.g. this reminds me of…
  8. Read favourite stories over and over again – encourage your child to join with the bits they know. Avoid saying ‘not that story again!’
  9. Use different voices – be enthusiastic!
  10. Love the book – read with enjoyment

 

How can I help my child to practise their handwriting?

 

Remind your child:

  • To hold their pencil in ‘perfect pencil grip’ (see glossary)
  • Say the handwriting phrase to help them form the letter correctly – see Handwriting Phrases on http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/

Challenge your child to see how many sounds they can write in a minute.

Say the sound and children write e.g. ‘write m’, ‘write s’, ‘write w’.

 

How can I help my child to spell words?

 

  • Encourage your child to use Fred Fingers to spell words
  • Ask your child to say the sounds in the word as they press the sounds onto their fingers
  • Ask your child to then write the letters – if they get stuck, say the sounds again
  • Praise your child for spelling using the sounds they know, even if their handwriting is not perfect.

 

How else can I develop my child’s language?

 

Children will have a large vocabulary if they are part of a ‘talk-a-lot’ family:

  • Use every opportunity to talk with your child throughout the day – meal times, playing together, bath time
  • Use new and ambitious vocabulary e.g. miserable instead of sad, stroll instead of walk
  • Speak to your child in complete sentences
  • Make up stories together - there’s no need to write it down.

 

 

Hello Nursery!smiley

We hope you are all keeping safe at home. It has been a very cold few days with some snow too! I hope you have had a chance to have a play in the snow - maybe to make snowballs or snow angels!

All the children in Nursery have a home learning pack ready for collection from the school office. A lot of them have been collected already so make sure to come and collect yours too! There are lots of activities inside with a book, play dough, colouring pencils and bubbles too!

Don't forget to check this page regularly so you can see more super ideas!

Keep yourselves safe and we will hopefully see you soon smiley

A very Happy New Year!!smiley

Everyone in Nursery would like to wish all our children, parents and carers, a very Happy New Year. We were so looking forward to seeing you all again after the Christmas break, but unfortunately it will be a little while longer before we are all together in Nursery. There are lots of different activities you can do at home, here are some ideas! Meanwhile, please make sure you are staying safe and well smiley

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Numberblocks are great at helping us to recognise numbers and count and there are lots of different games and songs you can join in with.  

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Joe Wicks will be starting his new exercise videos 3 times a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday starting Monday 11th January. We did lots of these earlier in the year and they are great fun, why not have a go?

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-and-join-in-with-a-story-6mt62r

The Oak Academy have some super lessons and this one is listening and joining in with a fabulous traditional story we really love, Golidlocks and the three bears. 

 

We hope you all can give these activities a try and have some fun! See you all soon smiley

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Special Message from Santa for all the children at Timberley Academy

We will remember them.

The children in Nursery 2 made beautiful poppies to remember Armistice Day. We watched a Cbeebies video too called "Poppies." Follow the link below if you would like to watch it too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOT5CDnYHEs&safe=true 

 

 

 

Hello!smiley

We having been having a great time in Nursery, learning all about Autumn. We talked about how the leaves turn different colours, the animals we might see and the celebrations we have - Harvest Festival, Halloween and Bonfire Night! We had some pumpkins too that we looked closely at, then Mrs Gilbert carved some very clever faces on them! What do you think? We think they are great!

Tuesday 15th September

Hello Nursery!

It has been so lovely to welcome you all into Nursery over the last 2 weeks. Some of you are old friends that we already know but lots of you are fabulous new friends! It has been great to see everyone beginning to make friends and play and learn together - we are sure we will all have lots of fun together smiley

Whilst we hope you will all be able to come to Nursery every day - because we really miss you if you are not here - if you are poorly at any time and have to stay at home, there are some great activities you can do at home that will help you to keep learning and having fun! 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-a-to-z-index/z4ddgwx

This website has lots of songs and rhymes you can sing at home with your families such as number rhymes and our favourite song about dinosaurs!

 

BBC bitesize has lots of great games too!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhtcvk7/articles/znc9vk7

This game lets you explore a classroom and complete different activities - we wonder which will be your favourite?

 

Bud's Number Garden is great too as there are number songs to sing as well as a game to play!smiley

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjbnm39

 

 

Have fun and we will see you in Nursery soon! smiley

Hello and welcome to Nursery 2!

Whether you are an old friend or new, we can't wait to see you all! We have so many exciting activities waiting for you, so have a look at the photographs below and we will see you soon! smiley

The Nursery garden

Our lovely Nursery classroom

We can't wait to meet you all - see you soon!

Superbia Perseverantia et Passionem Pride, Perseverance and Passion

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