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Welcome to our Little Millers Pre-School class page

where we share and celebrate the fantastic things the children do. 

 


 

 

Remember to check our web page for updates and recent news!

 

Please email us pictures of the activities your child has been doing at home. It will be lovely to see daily updates and news on how you are all getting along with home activities.

 

Our email address is nursery@dmpa-tkat.org 

Click HERE to access Padlet. 
 

Making someone smile is such a lovely feeling.
What have you done this week to make someone smile? 

Here are some acts of kindness that you make like to try over the weekend. 

Leave a happy note somewhere for someone to find.

Tidy your bedroom without being asked.

Practice self-kindness by doing something you enjoy.

 

TERM 4

Growth and Changes

 

Spring is upon us! Welcome to a new term of exciting indoor and outdoor learnings! 

Week begininng 01/03/21

Home learning challenges

This week we are continuing with Jasper's Beanstalk, we will upload 5 new challenges for you to complete with your child at home if you wish. These challenges will be a mixture of themed based challenges, maths, phonics, funky fingers and independence – all the things we usually practice at nursery to prepare your child for school.

As you are aware this week our theme is Jasper's Beanstalk. Many of the activities we are doing will be based on this theme.

Please remember to send us your photos or put them on the Padlet.

Week begininng 22/02/21

Home learning challenges

Each Monday we will upload 5 new challenges for you to complete with your child at home if you wish. These challenges will be a mixture of themed based challenges, maths, phonics, funky fingers and independence – all the things we usually practice at nursery to prepare your child for school.

As you are aware this week our theme is Jasper's Beanstalk. Many of the activities we are doing will be based on this theme.

Please remember to send us your photos or put them on the Padlet.

Week begininng 08/02/21

Home learning challenges

Each Monday we will upload 5 new challenges for you to complete with your child at home if you wish. These challenges will be a mixture of themed based challenges, maths, phonics, funky fingers and independence – all the things we usually practice at nursery to prepare your child for school.

As you are aware this week our  theme is Chinese New Year. Many of the activities we are doing will be based on this theme.

Please remember to send us your photos or put them on the Padlet.

    

Week beginning 01/02/2021

 

Home learning challenges

Each Monday we will upload 5 new challenges for you to complete with your child at home if you wish. These challenges will be a mixture of themed based challenges, maths, phonics, funky fingers and independence – all the things we usually practice at nursery to prepare your child for school.

As you are aware this week our  theme is ‘The Gingerbread Man’. Many of the activities we are doing will be based on this story.

You might like to revisit the story of The Gingerbread man, if you do not have a hard copy at home then you can find the story on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0uV6nWxO-w

 

 

Please upload any photos or videos of any challenges that you complete to our nursery Padlet. Remember to have lots of fun whilst completing your challenges, we can't wait to see your work!

 

KEEP SAFE AND  HAPPY LEARNING!!!

 

Week beginning 25.01.21

We are learning the story of the Gingerbread Man.

Encourage your child to join in the refrain:

"Run, run, as  fast as you can, 

You can't catch me, I am the Gingerbread Man!"

Can they remember in order all the characters chasing the Gingerbread Man?

What happened to the Gingerbread Man at the end?

The Gingerbread Man - Books Alive!

Books Alive reads aloud a good old classic folk tale about a a baker and his wife who bake their own little gingerbread boy only for the gingerbread boy to s...

We have selected a range of activities we would like you to engage in with your child this week.

We are really looking forward to seeing the children's amazing home learning, have fun everyone!

 

 

Phonics activity

We are going to be making lots of lovely music using various objects we can find in the nursery.

For our children learning at home, what can you find around your home to make some fun sounds?

You may want to use pots, pans, bowls, plates and something to be your beater. Maybe cutlery or even a hair brush.

Explore the different sounds they make.

Can you make a loud noise, quiet noise and maybe sing a familiar nursery rhyme?

Grown ups, don't forget to send us a photograph!!!! 

 

Can you find as many items to match the colours on the list? Take a photograph and send it the nursery team. We would love to see them!!!

 

We are missing you all so much and would love to see pictures of the friends or staff you particularly miss in Nursery! We cannot wait to see all your drawings on the Padlet!

Number 0-10 recognition challenges!

 

Here are some ideas of simple activities you can do at home or when out and about with your child to help them recognise numbers in the environment!

We can't wait to see pictures of your child recognising numbers!

 

 

Can you help the Gingerbread Man cross the river safely and build a bridge for him?

Team effort-Ask your grown ups or your siblings to help you build an awesome bridge!

What materials could you use to build your bridge? Which materials will work best? Why?

Don't forget to share your creations with us on our nursery Padlet!

 

  

Creative Time

Create a giant Gingerbread Man: Ask your grown up to help you draw your body outline on a large sheet or old wall paper. Decorate your Gingerbread Man with beautiful patterns.

You could use buttons, pastas, string or any other small parts, whatever takes your fancy!

Don't forget to send us photos of your art work!

 

Cooking Time

Ask your grown up to help you bake some Gingerbread Men! You can follow the recipe below or choose your own one!

 

Let's Count up to Ten - Counting Song


Maths

  • Listen to the link below. Sing along to the song counting to and back from 10.
  • Get your grown-up to complete an action with you and count how many you have done. Can you say what the total number was that you did
  • Can you do
    • 5 jumps
    • 3 squats
    • 10 taps on your head,
    • 4 taps on your knees
    • 2 turns
    • 8 arm stretches up
    • any other actions you can count
  • Remember to count slowly and say one number for each action. 
  • Remember the last number you say is how many you have done.

 

Body Percussion - Can't Stop the Feeling`

Body Percussion - Can't Stop the Feeling

Phonics

Body percussions-Use you bodies to make different sounds!

  • Listen to the song below and try to join in with the different actions.
  • Get your grown-up to make different sounds with different parts of their body with the body eg clap, stamp, click, tap on the legs etc. Repeat this several times and join in with your grown-up.
  • Close your eyes and get a grown-up to make one of the sounds you have been practising. 
  • Open your eyes and try to work out which action is was that your grown-up did.
  • Repeat this several times for different actions.

 

Whilst you are are at home, you do not always have to work on something that is Maths, Literacy or Phonics based. You could work on something that will help you later in life and give you the best start when you go to 'Big School'.

 

Look at the list below and see what you need to work on

  • Can you put on a coat by yourself?
  • Can you do up the zip on your coat?
  • Can you go to the toilet by yourself?
  • Can you hold a pencil with 3 fingers?
  • Can you use scissors correctly?
  • Can you put on your own shoes and socks?
  • Can you get dressed by yourself?
  • Can you talk in a full sentence?
  • Can you have a back and forth conversation with someone in your family?
  • Can you use a knife, fork and spoon correctly?

 

What a fantastic week we have had in Little Millers!

We have enjoyed getting to know everyone, and finding out about all the activities we can try together. The children have been getting to know the staff too - you have three adults in the nursery. 

 

The children have played with the kitchen, and made lots of ‘breakfasts’ and ‘snacks’!

We have been learning how to play safely in the messy room, making some great artwork and feeling different textures with the rice and pasta trays.

The garden has been lovely this week, and the children have enjoyed using the equipment. We found ladybirds, and washed windows. We have had lots of time to play in the water trays, including using them to wash our toy animals.

 

We are focusing on the 3 Little Pigs story, and are looking forward to some piggy crafts and games in the coming week.

 

Can you remember the story?

Which house was the best?

How do you feel about the wolf?

 

Just below, you can see a copy of our mid-term plan, and our first newsletter - this will be a termly note to keep you updated. You can also see some photos from our first week. 

Our first week!

Little Millers Nursery - September 2020

Letter to parents/carers of children who have registered with our nursery for September 2020

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