Week 2 working from home

Week 2 working from home
​I have loved receiving photos and emails from the parents of our Nursery children, who have been working from home. I am incredibly proud of all of your achievements.  Here is a selection of the photos I have received this week. Your parents really do have some fantastic ideas. Have a happy Pesach holiday, you've earned a rest from all t...
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A note from Mrs Poole

A note from Mrs Poole
 Hi Nursery, I hope you have had a great week at home. I have missed seeing your cheerful faces every day but I am pleased that lots of you are sending me photos via email. It’s lovely to see you happy and settled at home. It is very different working from home and not seeing your friends every day. I’ve added some photos of my first...
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A maths challenge for you

A maths challenge for you
Build a Tower Race Game You will need: 20 Duplo Bricks or other building blocks. A die or make a spinner, or ask someone to find a Dice-roll app on their phone or tablet.Someone to play with.Remember to count carefully.Look at the photos to see how to play. Have fun! ​Please send me your photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. H...
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Short bursts and lots of fun.

Short bursts and lots of fun.
I have received an email asking for some advice on how to maintain their concentration and keep their child motivated.Each family is different and you will all find a way to maintain focus and create the magic of learning. In Nursery, we have three, short 15 minute, carpet sessions, in small groups. During this time we learn a new sound (or re...
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The letter we are learning this week is r

The letter we are learning this week is r
It's Monday morning and the sound of the week is r for robot. Please have a look around the house for something beginning with r. Geraldine has found lots of things beginning with r. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_NgOtt0Htw  Please share the things you have found with Mrs Poole, email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Working from home week 1

Working from home week 1
Dear Nursery,I hope you are all well and settling in to your new routine. I have loved receiving emails from your parents telling me how well you have adjusted to working from home. Here are some of the photos of the amazing work you have shared with me. I am missing you all and I am looking forward to receiving more emails...
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Nursery Mathematics

Nursery Mathematics
Tuesday 24th March 2020I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. This week our number of the week is number 9. Please watch this:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08phbzc/numberblocks-series-2-nine and sing along to the number nine song https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-the-nine-songCan you count 9...
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Home Learning for Nursery

Home Learning for Nursery
Good morning Nursery, it is Monday morning so I thought I'd share the sound of the week with you. The sound this week is h. Try to find some things around the house that begin with h. Here is the link to Geraldine Giraffe finding things begining with h. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oiu_YmW_Efk Don't forget to try writing a h whilst say...
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Continuing Ruth Miskin Phonics 

As schools are closed from Friday 20th March until further notice, we, as teachers, will still try to teach your children remotely. Ms Holland found this link.  RWI Phonics lessons at home from Monday 23rd MarchRuth Miskin is scheduling free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; these ...
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Purim in Nursery

Purim in Nursery
​The children in Nursery had a great day celebrating Purim. They enjoyed playing in the water and sand trays, fishing for phonics, colouring fish using a rainbow of colours and creating an under the sea scene. In addition to this we all enjoyed listening to lots of under the sea adventure stories includi...
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Germs, germs, germs!

Germs, germs, germs!
In Nursery, we have been learning all about Germs and how they spread. We have been singing a song whilst we wash our hands.  To the tune of Row Row Row your boat:   "Wash, wash, wash your hands, germs are very mean.  Rub them all together, make them nice and clean."  They sing this twice whilst washing ...
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Nursery Physical Education

Nursery Physical Education
 Nursery love Physical Education. They are now becoming more independent at getting themselves changed quickly. Here are some of this week's activities in Physical Education. 
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Salt Dough Gingerbread Men

Salt Dough Gingerbread Men
The children in Nursery made salt dough Gingerbread Men. They enjoyed measuring out the ingredients correctly, mixing the ingredients, rolling out the dough and then cutting out their Gingerbread men using the cutters. The children waited patiently for their creations to dry out in the microwave. Once they were dry we then decor...
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The Number 6

The Number 6
This week Nursery have been learning all about the number 6. They children have collected 6 items from around the classroom, counted to and from 6 and we have talked about one more than six being seven and one less than six being five. We have looked at where number six is positioned on the number line. 
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Mathematics Workshops

Mathematics Workshops
To add to this, Mrs Poole mentioned a few websites to use with your child. www.topmarks.co.ukwww.ictgames.co.ukThe suggested resource to buy is "Numicon" as it is so adaptable (approximately £15).     Your log in for Numbots and Times Table Rock Stars will be handed out this week. (Nursery, will receive their...
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The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs
This week the children in Nursery have been studying the book, The Three Little Pigs. The children have acted out the story, painted pictures, talked about the characters and built houses out of straws, sticks and bricks. In Science, we have been looking closely at the 'big bad wolf.' We pretended to be the big bad wolf and blew the ...
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Nursery children draw teddy bears

Nursery children draw teddy bears
Today, I taught the children in Nursery to draw a simple teddy bear. They followed my step-by-step instructions on their clipboards whilst I modelled drawing a simple teddy bear on the whiteboard. I am so proud of their drawings.  Here are a few of their teddy bears. Mrs Poole
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Maths workshop for the Early Years

Maths workshop for the Early Years
We have a Maths workshop coming up this half term. It will run in a similar format to the phonics workshop in December, so you will have the opportunity to work with your child. The workshop will be held in the hall followed by time in the classroom on Wednesday 5th February 2pm-3pm. It will give you the opportunity to see ...
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Spring Termly letter for Nursery

Spring Termly letter for Nursery
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Reception application deadline

Reception application deadline
The deadline to apply for Reception is 15th January 2020. Please ensure you apply for a place in Reception before midnight on the 15th January for a September 2020 start.  Search online for “Birmingham Reception admissions”.Mrs Poole
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