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Snowflakes C

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.

                 January 2021 Home Learning

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.

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


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.

Following on from our learning in RE about the Christmas Story, we have enjoyed dressing up and acting out the story during our Learning Through Play.

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.

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 -

Five Little Speckled Frogs -

Old MacDonald Had A Farm -

Miss. Polly Had a Dolly -


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

Here is a link to We Wish You A Merry Christmas :

Please could you encourage your child to practise singing this Christmas song. Thank you. 

6th November 2020 - We have all settled back in to school after the half-term holiday and we have had a busy first week doing colourful 'firework' activities. Some of us are having school dinners for the first time which we have enjoyed. It has provided an opportunity for us to try a variety of different foods.

Tuesday 3rd November 2020 - We have had lots of fun this afternoon making 'firework' patterns! We mixed different colours together and made new colours!

6th November 2020 - Here are some more photographs of our 'Firework' activities from this week. In PE, we moved around the classroom to music and waved scarves, pretending to be fireworks. We made 'firework' biscuits (which we ate together on the carpet), we drew pictures of fireworks with chalks outside and did some 'firework' printing for a class display.

October 2020 - Here are photographs of our class displays, showing the activities which we have been doing this half-term in Nursery.

Here are some photographs taken during our 'Learning Through Play' today - Wednesday, 7th October. We were busy writing letters in the sand, mark making, decorating Gingerbread Men with playdough, water play with the sea creatures, building with wooden bricks, riding trikes and bikes.

FRIDAY, 9TH OCTOBER 2020 - WHOLE SCHOOL NON-UNIFORM DAY - We looked so lovely and bright today, all wearing something yellow to school. We were raising money for the Young Minds Charity in advance of World Mental Health Day 2020



It has been lovely to welcome the new children to Nursery and we have had a very good first week.  All the children have been happy to come to school each morning and they have all been busy this week doing lots of 'play' and 'talk' both between themselves and with the grown ups.  As the weather has been sunny and warm, we have been able to lots of our learning outdoors.  Here are some photographs from our first week to show you what we have been doing.




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