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Nursery

Over the next few weeks, there will be daily updates on this page of the learning you can do each day whilst at home. 

Please keep in touch with your teachers by emailing nursery@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk 

Through this email address you can send pictures of work as well as email in any questions about what you need to be doing at home. 

Monday 18.1.2021:

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

 

Welcome

 

 

https://youtu.be/V5j721i7Zew

 

Keep your emails and photos coming J

The nursery email address is:

Nursery@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk

 

Phonics / English

 

 

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC6wQQHo8uU

 

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session:

https://youtu.be/Q8WHSs8VgmY

 

It’s a new song this week:

Tony the taxi is going to town,

What will he see as he travels along?

 

To develop an understanding of alliteration

Reading

https://youtu.be/D5NVSvnxAAc

Miss Dowsett reading a story

Maths

 

Mrs D: https://youtu.be/whn5dYcTuoQ

 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

 

After watching the math’s activity and having your turn at the song,

I have included an online counting game if you want to have a go.

 

Prime area of learning:

Physical development

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGlS1RVYryo

Cut and count out 10 strips of paper, if you are feeling very confident with counting and cutting then cut 15 or 20 strips.

Great for developing cutting skills and for aiding fine motor development

Physical Activity

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u3KnZZkY3s

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liHfJ_0EMoQ

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ac-xMobPyw

 

 

 

Enjoys joining in with dancing & moves rhythmically.

 

Developing gross & fine motor skills such as tip toeing, stretching, running, star jumps &   crawling

 

Friday 15.1.2021:

 

Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information

Welcome

 

 

https://youtu.be/j_DzBHCk3Rw

 

Keep your emails and photos coming J

The nursery email address is:

Nursery@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk

 

Phonics / English

 

 

 

We start letters and sounds by singing the letters of the alphabet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC6wQQHo8uU

 

Then you can watch our next letters and sounds session:

https://youtu.be/DNRIoLFMIY4

 

It’s a new song this week:

Bertha the bus is going to the zoo, what or who does she see as she passes through?

…….. a monkey a mouse……

To listen to sounds at the beginning of words and hear the differences between them.

Reading

https://youtu.be/mhO5MrLYhac

Miss Dowsett reading a story

Maths

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thTZW1MPX4I

Object tracing activities

After watching the video it’s yours and your grown-ups turn to draw around the shape objects you find and have fun matching.

Prime area of learning:

Communication & language

Watch the story (above) today so you can do this activity along with the story sequencing cards.

After watching me read the story of Titch, use the sequence cards to retell the story in your own words.

Physical Activity

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSgZl8f5leU

Enjoys joining in with dancing & moves rhythmically.

 

Developing gross & fine motor skills such as tip toeing, stretching, running, star jumps &   crawling

 


Home learning ideas: 

Whilst you are off with your children at this term, there a range of activities that you can do wih your children to help them learn and explore.

Below is a list of activity ideas that will updated regularly, but in addition, there are a range of on-line learning platforms with activity ide for under-5's

Subject

Work activities

Reading

Writing

  • Draw a picture of your family and see if you can write any letters of their names.
  • Sing a song every day
  • Practice writing the letters in your name - write them in lots of different colours 
  • Practice your initial sounds playing I spy online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzUz41TjAmg 
  • Using the same sounds, play I spy with items around your home
  • Try and write the sounds i /n / r / m / n  and draw a picture to go with each sound. 

Maths

Other Challenges

  • Create your own rain cloud-

    ○ Use a plastic container with a lid (e.g. a water bottle) and make small holes on one side. You could stick on cotton wool to decorate. Fill the container with water and watch as the water drips out.

  • Weather sounds (Rainmakers)-

    ○ Provide your child with either a plastic container, bottle or other junk modelling item.

    Pour in a spoon or two of rice or lentils and secure with a bottle lid or sellotape.

  • Take a photo of your work and share it with us: homelearning@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk

Our Foundation Stage provides a balance of play based and adult led learning, which is promoted through enabling environments and positive relationships.

Children do not compartmentalise their learning but learn holistically.  Each child in our school is unique with the vital role of play, child development and the characteristics of effective learning being understood by all members of staff.

These characteristics describe factors which play a central role in a child’s learning. They run through and underpin all 7 areas of learning and development and represent processes rather than outcomes.

The Early Years Foundation Stage is based around four Key Themes, three Prime areas and Four Specific Areas of Learning.


The themes are:

  • A Unique Child - Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Positive Relationships - Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
  • Enabling Environments - The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning.
  • Learning and Development - Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.

The three prime areas are:

  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

The four specific areas are:

  •  Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Parental Support

We encourage parents and carers to also share learning at home with the school. Below you can download and print 'WOW' cards which can be filled in and sent into school with the children when they do something amazing at home or have a 'WOW' moment. 

Transition 

In September, we operate a three week transition period before your child begins their agreed sessions.

  • Week 1:  Home visits are undertaken during the first week of term.
  • Week 2 & 3:  Children attend nursery with reduced hours, increasing to the agreed sessions.

However, every child is unique and some children may need a different settling in period.

In the summer term we start our transition to aid the children’s move to their chosen school.  If your child is staying at Richmond our process runs throughout the summer term.

  • Summer 1:  All reception staff visit weekly forming relationships with the children.
  • Summer 2: All children visit reception weekly, becoming familiar with their new environment.

If your child is moving to another school, your chosen school will contact you and us to inform of their transition process