I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank both Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Bernadett for all their help and support in Snowflakes B this year. It has been a pleasure working with both of them and I know that all the children would like to say a big thank you as well.
THANK YOU!!!!! XXXXX
Snowflakes B Last Day
It has been a very strange year and today was very difficult as we were unable to be with all our little Snowflakes to hug them goodbye. We waved the little bubble off from the playground but we so wanted for all the children to be there.
We would all like to say a huge thank you to all the children, who have been so brilliant this year. We have had a lot of fun whilst we were altogether.
Today we finished by having a picnic, typically it started to rain as we were going to sit outside so our picnic became an indoor one and we listened to some Seaside music as we ate.
The little bubble of children all wanted to talk about their friends who weren't with us and they all shouted Happy Holidays and waved.
To all Snowflake B families we would like to wish you a safe and peaceful Summer and hope that you get to be with your loved ones or take some time to go away.
Stay safe and well
Mrs Badger, Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Bernadett.
Update on Jevindu
I am so pleased to let everyone know that Jevindu is feeling much better now and has been recovering at home. He has been very well looked after whilst in hospital and now he is enjoying playing and has been making up his own activities to keep himself busy. Here are some lovely photos of what he has been doing.
I particularly love his vegetable art work.......maybe he will become an artist someday?
Did you manage to make a Lighthouse? This is a really simple, but such an effective activity. When they are made, turn the lights off in your room, close the curtains and let your Lighthouse glow. We really enjoyed the Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch but we all agreed we wouldn't want to eat mustard sandwiches.
What is your favourite sandwich?
What would you like for lunch?
I think that Hamish looks like my cat Charlie do you think so too?
July Home Learning 2020
In our prayer time this morning we said our Morning prayer and we also said a special prayer for our friend JEVINDU and for MASON'S GRANDAD.
Jevindu has recently spent some time in hospital and has been quite poorly, thankfully this was not Covid related. He is at home now and his Mummy says that he is slowly feeling much better. Everyone in Snowflakes B would like to send him their very best wishes and big hugs.
Mason's Grandad has been poorly for a while now but Mason is helping his Mummy to look after him by helping to make him cups of tea and bringing him a blanket when he needs one.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Are you enjoying all our Under the Sea Adventures?
Did you manage to make a beautiful Rainbow Fish? How many sea creatures do you know? There are so many in Commotion in the Ocean. My favourite is the Octopus with it's very long wiggly arms. How many does it have?
Which is your favourite sea creature? Can you draw a picture of your favourite creature?
Cecilia has a lovely new hen house with two new hens. She has named one Daisy and the other one Maisie. There is also a lovely fluffy chick called Dave. I wonder how many eggs she will get.
In Snowflakes B we would all like to say Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful Dads and Grandads.
We have been unable to make cards to send home with the children but we have put up instructions on how to make one on the Home learning Page. We would love to see any photographs of your cards and maybe one of Dad or Grandad with his card .
Rainy Day Pictures.
We made rainy day pictures using cotton wool and plenty of very watery blue paint. The paint ran down the piece of card and it looks as though it is coming from the clouds. Splish, splash, splosh!!!!
Did you manage to make a rainy picture too?
Or maybe you went out in the rain to splash in the puddles.
June 2020 Home Learning Photographs
Please keep sending in your photographs we love to share them. Don't forget that the Home Learning activities are still being put on the website for you to take part in.
Mason has been doing lots of cooking, helping Mummy to make one meal a week. He has made bolognaise, wraps, lasagne, burgers and sausages.
Riyon has really enjoyed using lots of paint and has been doing some printing and making some of the activities we have put on the Home Learning page.
Thenuki has been collecting lovely flowers and leaves. She has also enjoyed cooking with her brother.
Keep and eye on the Home Learning page for a new cooking recipe each week. Something for you to try at home and then send in some photos.
Today we used the Numicon to try to make 10. We had to put two pieces together which added up to 10. We then checked to see if we were right by putting them next to the number 10 Numicon tile.
Did you manage to make 10?
How many ways can you make 10?
We made pictures of our Numicon sums by drawing around them and colouring them in the correct colours.
Did your boat sink or float?
Number line using boats.
How many boats can you see?
Can you count them forwards and backwards?
Who Sank The Boat?
I wonder who sank the boat. Did you guess who it was?
Was it the biggest or the smallest animal who sank the boat?
Who got in the boat first?
What was the sheep doing?
What was the pig carrying?
Who was the smallest animal?
What beautiful weather we are having at the moment.
My cats have been out in the garden siting and sleeping the sunshine but my kitten, Margot loves to sleep in cardboard boxes.
Charlie is the Ginger cat and he loves to go up by our pond to say hello to the fish. Sometimes he looks as though he might fall in.
Betty is brown, tortoiseshell and she just loves to sleep all the time
I thought I found a dragon.
On my walk this morning I went though a field of buttercups, beautiful yellow flowers. I then had to walk down some steps so I counted them as I went 1,2,3,4. At the bottom there was a bridge across a tiny stream. Could this be where the Troll lives when the Three Billy Goats Gruff go trip, trip trapping over the rickety bridge? I didn't see a Troll.
On the other side of the bridge I had to walk up some more steps and through another field into the woods. As I walked I thought I could see a dragon's head peeking out from behind a tree. How big was it? Could it breathe out fire?
I walked very slowly around the tree, tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe but what did I find? Was it a dragon?
No it was a very large tree which had fallen down in the wind. It does look a bit like a dragon or even a dinosaur though. What can you find when you go for a walk?
I was sent this lovely activity this morning by Riyon's mummy. They have made an Elmer together using a balloon, some plastic cups and a milk carton handle. I think you will agree he looks so lovely.
We used a balloon, four plastic cups and a handle of a milk bottle to create the sketch. Then covered it with PVA glue and white paper towels, left to dry overnight. Did another layer of glue and white paper towels the next day and left to dry overnight. Day three we decorated it with coloured paper and finally stick two eyes and ears.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Mrs Badger's Home Learning May 2020
When I went for a walk today I saw this lovely goose in the pond. It was having a bath, splashing everywhere as it put it's head under the water and back up again. It looked like it was having lots of fun as it fluffed up it's feathers.
This morning I went for a very long walk with one of my sons, Alistair. He is 19.
We walked from our house through the woods which are nearby, along the way we chatted and took photographs. I only have my phone to take quick pictures with but he has a better camera as he really loves photography. We both saw some beautiful colours and shapes as we walked and I thought that I would share some of our photos with you. Which colours can you see? What shapes are there around us?
We thought at one point that we might have found the Gruffalo's house or maybe it was the house made out of sticks that one of the Three Little Pigs had built. What do you think, who could have built this house and who would live there? Can you draw a picture of who lives in this house? If you send it to me I will put it up on our Class Page.
A Poem to share
This is a beautiful poem sent to me my Cecilia and her Mummy. Cecilia has been watching the squirrels in her garden and has also seen some beautiful finches and sparrows. She has called the squirrel Greedy Nutkin because he keeps taking the nuts which they have been putting out for the birds.
Sometimes it is good to just stand and stare and also just to listen. I know that in my garden the birds are sounding even louder than they usually do. Listen carefully to what you can hear in your garden or when you go for a walk
Leisure - Poem by William Henry Davies
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this is if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
Mrs Badger's Home Learning April 2020
I have planted some things in my garden. I have got a basket with some lettuce in which I can use to make some salad. There are some sweet peas which are hopefully going to climb up the metal poles. They have beautiful flowers on them when they have grown. I have also put some flowers in a very big pot, the colours are lovely.
Can you find a picture of some Sweet Pea flowers? They are my favourite flower, what is your favourite flower?
Have you grown anything in your garden or in some pots? What have you grown? Don't forget to water them a bit each day, especially if it doesn't rain.. Mrs Badger
This morning I went for a lovely walk near to where I live in Barnet. We have a pond there and I saw this beautiful Egyptian Goose with it's babies. A baby goose is called a gosling. I managed to take some photographs of the Daddy goose keeping a look out and also of the goslings. They are quite big babies and all their feathers are grey. They were asleep in the sunshine.
Maybe you could try to find a picture of an Egyptian Goose or could you draw one?
It has been lovely to see what you are all busy doing whilst we are at home please do keep all the lovely photographs coming. I thought that you might like to see some of the pictures I have taken whilst out walking and also some of my cats being very lazy.
Stay safe and take care
More Home Learning Photographs April/May 2020
A poem to share about Learning Through Play
Sharing some ideas to help support your child's learning
This term we are looking at growth and how things change. We have been lucky enough to watch chicks hatching and growing bigger.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK -
SANULI - ' Mrs Badger we are growing aren't we. I am getting big'.
MRS BADGER - ' Yes Sanuli you are all growing and getting bigger just like the chicks'
Sanuli then thought for a while and looked at me
SANULI - ' Mrs Badger are you still growing?
MRS BADGER - No when you become a grown up you stop growing'
SANULI - 'Yes because your head would bang on the ceiling'
Last Thursday 5th March Snowflakes B were very excited to be able to welcome their parents in to the classroom for Stay and Play. It was also World Book Day and quite a few of the children had dressed up as their favourite book character. We had Winnie the Pooh, Peter Rabbit, some Disney Princesses, Batman and lots of action characters.
The children enjoyed showing their parents what they had been learning about during the week and they were also very pleased to be able to show the newly hatched chicks.
At the end of the session the children tidied up and sat in a circle. The parents joined us for Prayer Time which we all said together. Thank you so much to all the parents who were able to come and join us this week.
Snowflakes B Stay and Play
Chicks arrive in Snowflakes B
On Monday 2nd March ten large brown eggs arrived in Snowflakes B in an incubator. The children were told that they had to play nice and quietly in the classroom and they could go and look at the eggs but not touch the incubator. All the children were very excited about being able to look after the eggs and they couldn't wait to see them hatch.
By Tuesday morning two eggs had started to crack. The children were told that this was called pipping as the chick inside was tapping on the shell to try to get out. The eggs didn't hatch that day.
What a surprise when Mrs Badger came in to school on the Wednesday morning. All ten eggs had hatched. There are 9 boy chicks and 1 girl. The girl is a darker brown colour than the boys. The children were so pleased to be able to see them and they could hear them cheeping throughout the day.
They had to be kept warm inside the incubator for another day and then Mrs Badger moved them in to the Brooding box so that they had more room, some food and water.
We are so pleased to have them in our classroom.
Mrs Badger looked after them at home over the weekend and luckily her three cats didn't take any notice of them.
On Monday morning they were back at school and they had really grown. Some of the chicks now had feathers forming instead of the fluffy down on their wings.
We can't wait to be able to hold them.
Here is the Parents' Information PowerPoint from last night's English Information Evening.
How parents can support their child with maths
This document will give you ideas about how to help your child with their maths. (There are more ideas on the CBeebies website)
In the event that school is closed due to bad weather, Nursery children can do the following activities:
- Practise writing over and under their name
- Draw pictures of people in their family
- Counting up to 20 items correctly
- Order numbers to 10 or 20
- Match a group of items to the correct number eg. 6 socks to the number 6
SPRING TERM 2020 - CURRICULUM LETTER
Animal Encounter Snowflakes B 2020
During our Health and Wellness week Snowflakes B were lucky enough to have an Animal Encounter. We all lined up very quietly and walked down to the hall. We weren't sure what animals we would see. We all sat in a semi circle and listened to what was said about each animal and if we wanted to we could hold them.
We saw a tortoise, a chameleon, a very large hairy spider, a skunk, a millipede and a meercat. Lots of the children were very good at stroking and touching the animals. It was also fine just to look.
When we went back to our classroom we made a graph about which animal was our favourite. The tortoise got the most votes.
We really enjoyed seeing all the animals.