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.
Our topics for the Summer Term are 'Jack and The Beanstalk' and 'Minibeasts'.....both of these topics have wonderful learning opportunities both indoors and outside and we will be aiming to spend a lot of time outside in the fresh air too! The best classroom ceiling is a sky!
Please have a look at our Nursery Newsletters which will outline some of the activities and experiences that we will be covering in the class with the children.
P.E day for the Nursery children will be Wednesday (subject to changes)
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 A WEDNESDAY......THANK YOU!
We will be adding to this class page as the term develops so please keep checking this page from time to time.
Please look at the Nursery Newsletters as this covers more of the activities that we will be doing in the Nursery each half-term.
It is a very difficult time at the moment for everyone, however we would like to thank you for your continued support. Please remember that you are welcome to speak to a member of staff if you have any questions or alternatively you can send in a note, phone or email the school and Mrs Lucas will contact you as soon as possible.
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 section for parents with some fabulous activities and resources
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.