Welcome to the Nursery Class page.....
We would like to welcome all our new children and their families to the Nursery Class here at Birkdale Primary School.
We hope that this is the start of a very happy and successful partnership between home and school.
If you are new to the Nursery class please have a look at the additional class page entitled 'Welcome to Nursery 2020' as this contains more detailed information.
P.E day for some of the Nursery children will be Wednesday.
The children who attend at the beginning of the week (Blue group) or full time ( Red group) will have a P.E session with Mr Murphy on a Wednesday morning.
The children who attend at the end of the week (Yellow Group) will have an outdoor P.E session weather permitting.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD IS WEARING TRAINERS/JOGGERS/LEGGINGS IN NURSERY ON THEIR P.E DAY......THANK YOU!
We will be adding to this class page as the term develops so please keep checking this page from time to time.
Our first half-term topic is 'Magical Me' and within this topic we look at why we are special, explore our feelings and emotions and talk about our bodies, our families and our friends.
Within this topic we will explore colour and will be using two stories which focus on colour linked to our feelings and emotions......the two stories are
'The Colour Monster' and 'Wow....said the Owl'.
Please look at the Nursery Newsletter as this covers some of the activities that we will be doing in the Nursery this half-term.
Some website suggestions are;
www.teach your monster to read.com - phonics games
www.readingeggs.com - phonics games
(30 day free trial available)
www.mathseeds.com - maths games and activities
www.kidstv123 - phonics and maths songs
www.oxbridgebaby.com - traditional stories/nursery rhymes
www.phonicsplay.co.uk - phase 1 and 2
www.busythings.co.uk - all curriculum areas
www.topmarks.co.uk - age 3-5 - literacy and maths games
www.cbeebies.co.uk - numberblocks, alphablocks
www.phonicsbloom.com - phases 1 and 2
www.famly.com - activities to do at home
hungrylittleminds -Department for Education website
www.activeforlife.com - ideas for physical play
www.pinterest.com - lots of indoor learning activities and suggestions
www.twinkl.co.uk - this has a home learning hub which requires a free access code (UKTWINKLHELPS) and has lots of lovely activities for each day.
We also use www.youtube.co.uk to source number songs, alphabet songs and nursery rhymes.
The Jolly Phonics songs on youtube are also helpful to sing along to as we learn these in class to support our phonics activities.
Are you looking for some inspiration for different
things to do at home?
Try some of these websites for ideas.....
A list of useful resources from Sefton council.
This website includes plans for rhyming multi-sensory stories with Makaton and links for music activities. There are also videos on how to learn how to juggle, play boccia and making sensory dough.
Some nice English and Maths activities that you can print off at home.
These are free learning packs.
This has some nice links and practical ideas for things to do.
We know a lot of you have enjoyed your own projects at home- you could use this website to explore some more ideas for Science.
Some nice little PE based activities.
Mental health and wellbeing document from British Psychology Society.