Welcome to the 'Snowflakes C' Class Page
Mrs. Claridge is the Class Teacher and she is supported by Mrs. Wasniowska, Miss. Wilkin, Miss. Freestone and Mrs. Wilkinson. This page will show you some of the exciting things the children have been doing in class and ideas for you to do at home to support learning.
7th January Home Learning
Developing good pencil skills is an important part of the Early Years curriculum and so we try to do some pencil control activities every day. Here are some lovely winter pencil control pictures to trace over. First use your index finger to trace over the dotted lines and then try to do it with a crayon or coloured pencil. Go carefully and slowly trying to stay on the dots as best as you can. Don't forget to hold your pencil correctly with your index finger sitting on the top of your pencil and all the others sitting underneath.
Autumn Term 2020 - Nursery Curriculum Letter
Curriculum Overview for Foundation Stage for the academic year 2020-21
Early Years - Reading
These links provide lists for suggested early reading books for Nursery children:
SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES TO DO AT HOME WITH YOUR CHILD
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Our RE learning began this half-term but taking part in the Whole School RE Project. We looked at and handled a 'Holding Cross' and then we made our own crosses from different materials. These are now on display in our School Hall. Also, we painted and decorated crosses for the School Cross Competition.
At the beginning of our RE learning, we gather around our class Prayer Table and we say a prayer together. We join in with making the sign of the cross. We have talked about our own families during Circle Time and we have looked at photographs of ourselves when we were babies. We have learned that we are all different and all special. We have learned that we are all part of God's Family. Here are some photographs of our learning. We had fun painting our faces and making handprints.
RE - Here is a photograph of the crib which has been on display on our Class Prayer Table during Advent.
18TH DECEMBER 2020 - Here is a photo gallery showing lots of the Christmas activities which we have been doing in Snowflakes over the past few weeks as we have prepared for Christmas. Included are photographs from this week's Christmas Lunch with us all wearing our 'Elf' hats, the visit to our school from Santa; our class Christmas Party.
RE The Epiphany
This morning the children watched the Powerpoint which told them the story of the journey of The Three Kings as they followed the star to Bethlehem to find baby Jesus. Here is a link to the power point and an activity which they might like to do.
R.E. – Spring Term 2021
Getting to know Jesus
This term, we have been listening to stories about Jesus and learning about the things which Jesus did during his time on earth to teach and show people how God wishes them to live their lives. We listened to the story of when Jesus gathered the children around him and he blessed them and to know that all children are very special. We have learned how Jesus healed a man who was ill. In our RE lessons we have talked about people who are able to help us when we are unwell and what we ourselves can do to help people to feel better when they are not well. Here are some photographs from our RE learning this half-term.
RE at Forest School – Tuesday 23rd March 2021
This morning, we gathered in our Prayer Garden to say our Morning Prayer and we took a few minutes to think about today being the National Day of Reflection. During our Forest School, we looked at pictures from the Easter Story - we are learning about the meaning of Easter and why we celebrate this festival. We talked about the celebration of Easter Sunday.
Here we are in our Log Circle. We have been able to find two sticks each which we have put together to make our own Easter crosses.
Here are some photographs from our busy last week of term as we have prepared for Easter. Our activities have involved us doing painting, drawing, cooking (chocolate nests), cutting out, listening to the Easter Story and retelling the story. Yesterday, we visited the Stations of the Cross and looked at the fantastic pieces which the older children had created for this and we discussed the meaning of these. We had an Easter themed snack time yesterday and tried 'Hot Cross Buns' and we had an Easter themed PE lesson in the afternoon and enjoyed Egg and Spoon races. This morning, we did an Easter Egg hunt.
13th April - Exploring Forest School this morning. We worked in pairs to find an object each to bring back to our Log Circle. We took turns to show and say what we had found.
28th February 2021 - Here are some photographs taken during this past week. Our topic this half term is 'Colour' and this week's theme has been Elmer and Shapes. We have looked at 2D and 3D shapes and talked about their properties. We have done lots of Elmer activities; making individual Elmers from plastic milk bottles, colouring in a class Elmer outside, cutting out coloured paper and sticking this on to Elmer. We have also done some colour mixing to make new colours. A very colourful week!
WORLD BOOK DAY 2021 – THURSDAY, 4TH MARCH
We came to school dressed in colourful outfits and brought along our favourite book and teddy.
We went on an Animal Hunt in the Woods at school and found all of the creatures talked about in this week’s story ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’
This afternoon, we did a Circle Time to show each other our books and then we took our teddies to our Google Meet ‘Story Time’. We listened to the story ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’. It was nice to see the outfits which the children at home were wearing.
'TIME OUT TUESDAY AFTERNOON' - 9TH FEBRUARY 2021 - We dressed up warmly and played outside in our school garden. There was quite a snowstorm while we were playing. We had fun trying to catch the snowflakes in our hands. The water in our outside tray had frozen. Wearing gloves, we were able to hold the ice in our hands.
‘Time Out Tuesday’
Here are some photographs of what we have been doing on ‘Time Out Tuesday' afternoons. We have been painting Polar Bears, dancing and singing and pretending to be penguins for the Penguin Dance. Yesterday, we each made a bird feeder using pine cones and we shall hang these outside for the wild birds.
December 2020 - Our Classroom Boards displaying work from Fireworks, Diwali and World Nursery Rhyme Week
World Nursery Rhyme Week 2020
World Nursery Rhyme Week – links to play the Nursery Rhymes
Wheels on the Bus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP-MbfHFUqs
Five Little Speckled Frogs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSC-gHBU_d0
Old MacDonald Had A Farm - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm4R8d0d8kU
Miss. Polly Had a Dolly - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJLfpBDBa_Q
Nursery rhymes provide bite-sized learning opportunities for young children to develop key developmental skills and can often be the trigger for hours of creative and open-ended play. They are a powerful learning source in early literacy and enable children to become interested in the rhythm and patterns of language.
Rhymes are fantastic vocabulary boosters. They often feature a pleasing rhythmic pattern and simple repetitive phrases that babies and young children find easy to remember and repeat. In order to develop their phonological awareness, children need to be repeatedly exposed to spoken language and nursery rhymes provide the perfect way to do this.
30th November 2020
Please could you encourage your child to practise singing this Christmas song. Thank you.