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Hawthorn Primary School

Hawthorn

Primary School

Inspire, Challenge, Achieve

Nursery

Welcome Back

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Come and see how the school has changed since you were last here.
Mrs Abraham would like to show you how the school has changed.

While We Can't Hug, by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar

We might not be able to hug like normal, but we can still show how much we love one another! .

Welcome to our Nursery

Starting nursery is a major milestone for you and your child. As parents, you want your children to make the best possible start to school life. We all want the same thing – a happy, confident child who enjoys going to school and loves learning. By building an effective home/school partnership, we can all achieve this aim together.

 

You and your child will be supported by Mrs Allen, our class teacher, Miss Copper our HLTA and Miss James our Teaching Assistant. Please view the 'Induction PowerPoint' presentation below for further information.

Please see below for further information....

Please visit "Lockdown Home Learning" under the 'parents page' to see daily activities for Nursery. Click on the link below...smiley

 

Help with home learning, please click below: 

Rhyme time with Ms Copper

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Story time! Norman. The slug with the silly shell by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

Norman. The slug with the silly shell read by Mrs Allen

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After listening to the story, could you make a silly shell for Norman?

Story time!

Little Red Riding Hood read by Miss James

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After listening to the story, why not try making your own story telling props?... Click on the link below

Story Time! Hungry Harry by Joanne Partis

Hungry Harry read by Ms Copper

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Simple Paper Frog Craft - Step by Step Tutorial

After listening to the story about Hungry Harry, why not have a go at making your own paper frog?

Count on me

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Hello Children

Please learn to sing and sign this song. When you have learnt it please send your teacher a video of you singing and signing.

From
Mrs Secrett

Story time! Aaaarrgghh, Spider! By Lydia Monks

Aaaarrrgghhh Spider! Read by Mrs Allen

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After listening to the story, why not try to make your own spider prop? Click on the instructions below:

Little Monkey by Rod Campbell

Little Monkey read by Miss James

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Five Little Monkeys Sing-along

Butterfly release day!! Thank you for sharing Mia!

Story time!

Butterfly read by Ms Copper

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Coco the Butterfly | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure 🦋🐌🌈

In this brand new yoga adventure we meet a freshly-hatched butterfly called Coco.

Story Time!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar read by Mrs Allen

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Try these activities! Click on the link above...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Animation

Created by Matthew

This week is "Deaf Awareness Week" ! Let's celebrate at home, click on the links below:

CBeebies: Nursery Rhymes Playlist (with British Sign Language) BSL

Join in with the CBeebies presenters Andy and Cat. CBeebies Nursery Rhyme list: The Wheels On the Bus 00:00:01 Hot Cross Buns 00:01:51 Incy Wincy Spider 00:0...

Deaf Awareness Week - Can't Stop The Feeling! British Sign Language

Learn to sign Dear Zoo with Mrs Todd

Learn to sign 'Spot' with Miss Jenkins

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Something Special with Mr Tumble...

Story Time!

We're Going on a Bear Hunt! Read by Miss James

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We're going on a bear hunt activities, please click on the link below:

We're Going on a Bear Hunt Song

The Kiboomers! Grab your binoculars, we're going on a bear hunt! We're Going on a Bear Hunt is a fun action song for kids.

We love to see your home learning! Please send any photographs of your learning to: enquiry@hawthorn.bham.sch.uk  Make sure you write your name, class and what learning you are presenting. Your friends will be so excited to see you. We miss you all. Stay safe!

A sweet message from Maria! I, all of your teachers and your friends miss you too!

It's lovely to see you and your sister Lucas. We love your rainbows!

It's lovely to see you Maria and your baby brother Idris. Maria's mum tells us that Maria is enjoying phonics and is eager to read. She is beginning to blend three letters. Well done Maria, keep up the good work!

Hajrah and her family have been busy in the kitchen baking!

We've had some birthday celebrations at home.... Reiley and Harrison have turned 4! Wow we hope you had a good day!

Yousaf and Hajrah making a house for the Ants- We can see that you both miss forest school! Love the outdoor learning! Keep it up!

Anas' Mum tells us that he is "keeping himself busy playing and doing work on his laptop". It's so nice to see you Anas! Stay safe and keep learning.

Hello Neha! Lovely to see you!

Lovely to see you smiling and staying safe at home Milly and Tasha!

Nabihah, it is so lovely to see that beautiful smile and to see you are staying safe at home. We like your sssss-snakes, they are very colourful! Are you going to use some scissors (with supervision of Mummy of course!) to cut them out? That would be great! We love your outfit with your sister too!

*Caterpillar update! Mia's 5 caterpillars have formed their chrysalises! They have now been placed inside a special net and in 7-14 days...butterflies may emerge. Mia's mum has said she will keep us updated! How exciting!

Mia was very excited when she watched the story about the 10 wriggly caterpillars as she has 5 caterpillars at home! Mia's mum has kindly sent some pictures of what they look like now on day 9. Mia is fascinated and so are we! Can you please let us know what happens when they come out of their cocoons...?Keep up the fantastic learning Mia, well done!

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Take 2 for our NHS Heroes

Here are the Music Service teachers playing Somewhere Over the Rainbow! I hope you enjoy listening to all of the different instruments as they play together.

Why not begin or end the school day with some yoga exercise?...Click on the link below. Have fun! 

Useful speech and language resources. Click on the links below:

FROM US TO YOU

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Story Time!

10 Wriggly Wiggly Caterpillars

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The Tiny Caterpillar Song

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Hawthorn loves to sing at home

Well done Maria, we love your picture of Captain Tom!

Captain Thomas Moore, known as Captain Tom... An Inspiration to us all! Please see ‘Latest News’ for our whole school Home Learning Project.

Well being Activity

Please download this well being activity and complete with your child. 

New YouTube Speed Sounds lessons every day on YouTube from Monday 20th April

From Monday 20th April, RWI are streaming Speed Sounds lessons for children to watch at home every weekday on our YouTube channel

The lesson is ten minutes long and available for 24 hours.

 

These lessons are suitable for the older Nursery children who are due to move in to reception next year.

Set 1

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST)
 

Once each complete set has been shown, we will replay one sound a day per set.

Click here for our YouTube Speed Sounds Lessons schedule

From age 3, you can now access BBC's Bitesize daily lessons with fun things to learn and do during the week! Parents' and carers' please help your child to access this resource on a tablet, phone or computer.

Monday 20th April

 

We have been teaching children essential skills such as: listening, team work & being creative as part of their learning and our link, Skills Builder, has now provided a home learning link so that you can continue with some of the activities at home. 

 

Select the skill that you'd like to practise and then select the step for the year group that your child is in - Nursery children should access step 0.

 

Have fun! 

A warm welcome back Nursery ! We trust that you had a lovely Easter break, and that you are ready to access some more wonderful resources online. Stay home, stay safe!

Story Time!

It's story time...That's not my bee! Read by Mrs Allen

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After listening to the story 'That's not my bee', try completing these activities at home! Have fun!

Lovely to see your Easter bonnet hats Maria and Tawhid! Hope you are all having a lovey Easter break! Stay home, stay safe!

Parent video: Why read to your child?

Hawthorn Toilet Roll Challenge!

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It's Storytime! Owl Babies. Read by Miss James

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After listening to the story 'Owl babies' try completing this activity below...have fun!

Story Time!

It's Storytime! Where Is The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Read by Miss James

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After listening to the story, please view the flashcards together. Can you describe where the teddy is hiding? After you have, perhaps you can play a game of hide and seek at home! Have fun!

Story Time!

It's Storytime! Hooray For Fish! Read by Ms Copper

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After listening to the story 'Hooray for fish' please have a go at the activity below... have fun, stay safe!

We have added a new website link below ('Beanstalk' has Live Classes and 'hands on' activities to enjoy at home). Stay safe and thank you for your continued support...

*Update 1st April 2020

Access 'lift the flap' and animation books! 

Click the link below 

Tips for Parents

Nursery (am) Home learning

Please complete activities given to you in your:

  • Mark making pack (from the mark making workshop)
  • Parents evening pack 
  • Home learning pack

 

Daily activities:

Name Writing

Each day please practice writing your name, with the correct tripod pencil grip and letter formation e.g. top to bottom, left to write. Some children were beginning to challenge themselves to write their surname and numbers 1-10. Keep challenging yourselves Nursery, you are superstars!

 

Share a story/Sing a song 

Each day please share a story, build up your child's love of their favourite stories, particularly traditional tales like Jack and the beanstalk, Goldilocks and the three bears, The three little pigs, The enormous Turnip. Some of our favourite stories we love- Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell, We're going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen, Oh Dear! by Rod Campbell, Monkey puzzle and The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, The Tiger who came to tea by Judith Kerr. Many of these stories can be found on YouTube if you do not have a personal copy. Also please sing each day, singing our children love to sing and perform, why not role play some of their favourite songs like 5 monkeys jumping on the bed! Be careful not to fall and bump your head though! 

 

Number and shape play

Each day please count e.g. count up and down the stairs, count the number of birds, cars you see, play hide and seek and count to 10, count the number of cars, dolls, teddies you have. There are endless things to count! Go on a number hunt, or a shape hunt too! 

 

Nursery (pm) Home learning 

Please complete activities given to you in your:

  • Parents evening pack- Number rhymes, Nursery rhymes, sharing a story tips.

 

Daily activities:

Physical development

Please spend time developing physical skills, for example: cutting, tracing, mark making (early writing) with marks, pencils, crayons, paint on large paper (old wallpaper, large cardboard boxes) Engage in action rhymes e.g. head shoulders knees and toes, the wheels on the bus. Use scarves, old material, large bed sheets, to develop strong arms and gross motor skills.

 

Communication and language

Please use the Nursery rhymes and Number rhymes sheets given at parents evening to help your child learn the words and actions to the songs. Play the missing word game- sing a song together and miss out the words and see if your child can fill out the missing blank! Also please engage in preparing food, a snack, a smoothie, a milkshake or bake a cake together. Talk through each step and involve your child in mixing, chopping (with supervision) and decorating! 

Share a story each day- Some of our favourite stories are: Hide and seek pig and Fox has lost his socks by Julia Donaldson, Dear Zoo and Oh dear by Rod Campbell, Animal Boogie, Brown bear, Brown bear by Bill Martin, The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle, Pip and Posy stories. Many of these stories can be found on YouTube if you do not have a personal copy.

 

We would like to thank you parents for your continued support. Together we make a great partnership and we are confident that through these uncertain times we can rise to the challenge together to support your child's early education. Please take care and stay safe! 

To our children, we miss you dearly. 

Best wishes!

Mrs Allen, Miss Copper and Miss James.

 

 

CBeebies | Mr Tumble Nursery Rhymes Playlist. Please support early reading by listening to, singing along to and acting out Nursery rhymes at home.

Sing and sign with Mr Tumble from Something Special in his Nursery Rhymes playlist. Aunt Polly The Wheels on the Bus Rock-a-Bye Baby Music Man Little Bo Peep...

Get Squiggling Letters | Letter M. Parents/Carers please share these episodes with your children along with completing the activity of the correct letter formation at the end. Please use the letter formation sheets sent home in your pack and also the Read, Write, Inc correct sound pronunciation to support phonics at home!

Squiglet loves squiggling letters and he's going to show you how to squiggle them too! Squiglet shows viewers how write the letters of the alphabet. The children love to listen to the stories that Squiglet shares at the end of each episode.

Good morning all. We hope everyone is well!  Thank you for accessing the new links and activity books.  We have added a new mathematics practical activity document for you to use (National Numeracy Everyday Activities) and Talk Time Question Cards. I know that some children are loving watching the 'Come Outside' educational videos on our class page - there are many episodes on YouTube to watch. Stay safe and thank you for your continued support...

National Numeracy Everyday Activities...

Talk Time Question Cards...

Oxford Reading link below...
ABC does 'Blog' below...

Come Outside - Eggs

Educational fun for children. Auntie and Pippin collect some newly laid eggs from the hens. Auntie looks at her scrapbook in which she has pasted pictures of...

Come Outside - BREAD

Come Outside is a BBC educational children's television series that ran from 23 September 1993 to 18 March 1997 and continues to be repeated on CBeebies. Sta...

Happy Mothers' Day

Home Link for the week beginning 16th March 2020

Home Link for the week beginning 9th March 2020

Happy World Book Day ! A special delivery all wrapped up...when we unwrapped the gift... we we're delighted to receive brand new books for our classes! We had a great day, sharing books, talking about our favourite stories and having the parents and pupils from year three, come in to our classroom to share stories with us!

Home Link for the week beginning 2nd March 2020

We've been introduced to our new friends Metal Mike and Fred! They are helping us to learn our sounds in phonics.

Happy Pancake Day...

Welcome back after the spring half term break. For our take away task over the break, Pip set us the task of growing cress seeds. We were impressed to see the results...

Home Link for the week beginning 24th February 2020

Happy Valentines Day! We made heart shaped biscuits...

ICT and internet safety week. We explored the Beebots, iPads and listened carefully to a story about staying safe online when using our devices at home!

We found out that the mysterious visitor to our classroom was Brown bear Bill! We carried out some researched on where brown bears live and how tall they are. We created our own life sized bear and he is huge!

Our educational visit to 'Conkers' gave us lots of opportunities to engage in outdoor learning...

Home Link for the week beginning 10th February 2020

We have displayed some of our learning in our local library. Please visit Perry Common Library to see some of our fantastic work and view the books that we borrowed from the library to support our learning journey about bears.

A huge thank you to all the parents who attended our inspire 'mark making' morning. The children thoroughly enjoyed working alongside you to foster their love of writing. It is our deepest desire that you use the activity pack given to you on the day to continue to build on these skills at home.

Please see the link below to access our Inspire presentation.

Please click on the icon below to view the Home Link for the week beginning 3rd February 2020

Exploring a windy day with balloons! Inspired by the book 'Pip and Posy. The big balloon' by Axel Scheffler.

Article 31. I have a right to relax and play. Our educational visit to the GMAC to develop our gross motor skills. We had so much fun.

'Gong hei fat choy'....This week we celebrated Chinese new year! The children thoroughly enjoyed trying Chinese crackers and vegetable spring rolls. Messy play with noodles and chopsticks, dragon dancing, making lanterns and exploring Chinese handwriting. In P.E we carried out a series of race games, inspired by the 'Chinese New Year' story which can be found on the Cbeebies website.

Please click on the icon below to view the Home Link for the week beginning 27th January 2020

Nursery enjoyed going on a number hunt in our local environment. We used number lines, and number fans to navigate our way on our local high street in search of numbers. We were great number detectives!

Retelling the story of Goldilocks and the three bears...

This week the children concluded that it must have been a bear that forced entry into our classroom! We carried out some research on bears when we went to our local library. We looked at non-fiction books and fiction stories like 'Goldilocks and the three bears' and the children concluded that bears like to eat honey and porridge. So we made some honey sandwiches and honey porridge for the bear. We have left it out in our classroom, we hope he comes back. We really want to meet him!

Please click on the icon below to view the Home Link for the week beginning 20th January 2020

Thank you to our parents who attended 'story club' this week. The children love to have you in their classroom, sharing stories and travelling on thier learning journey with them. Our shared story session was a sensory retell of Michael Rosen's We're going on a bear hunt. It was an enjoyable session with lots of engagement, and laughter. Please join us every Tuesday for 'story club'. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Please click on the icon below to view the Home Link for the week beginning 13th January 2020

Who's been in our classroom? We have found footprints, half eaten food and mess left in our classroom! We are looking at the evidence to find out who or what it might be!

We went on an educational visit to the Town hall in Birmingham to watch a theatre production of 'We're going on a bear hunt' and the children absolutely loved it!

Welcome to 2020! Happy New Year to everyone, we hope you have had a pleasant break!

It's nearly Christmas! The children have enjoyed many activities; including jumper day, decorating the Christmas tree, putting on a production of the Nativity and of course the Christmas party! Happy holidays to everyone!

"Stick man, stick man, stick man that's me!" Our story this week has been based around Julia Donaldson's 'Stick man'. The children have enjoyed using their forest school session to collect sticks and construct their own stick people. The children showed high level of interest and engagement in the materials used to make their characters!

Making healthy choices. We made fruit kebabs with our two and three year old pupils. The children enjoyed chopping fruit and threading them on to sticks. The children enjoyed eating the snack they prepared all by themselves!

This week we walked along the Hawthorn Road, exploring our local area. We looked at the Library, houses and shops.

"Run,run as fast as you can. You can't catch me i'm the gingerbread man!"

It's been a busy week full of reflection and fundraising. We commemorated 'remembrance day' and engaged in lots of activities to raise awareness for 'Children in Need'. It's important that we know and talk about what is happening in the world around us!

Our first time changing into our P.E kits for our P.E lesson! We really enjoy P.E. This week we played 'Grandmother's footsteps' we had to apply our phonic skills, follow instructions and move our bodies in various ways. Please parents remember your child's P.E kit is needed every Friday!

Remember, remember! The fifth of November. We celebrated Bonfire night in Nursery, making firework pictures, rockets and performing the firework dance with streamers.

Happy Diwali!

We listened to and danced along to the Cbeebies Diwali song, it helped us to remember what the celebration is all about!. Sing along at home together.

Celebrating the festival of lights- Diwali. Our youngest children enjoyed exploring patterns, we looked at mendhi hand patterns and used paint to create our own patterns. Nursery (am) have been busy this week creating and decorated diya lamps out of clay. The children listened carefully to the instructions and followed the step by step process to make their own diya lamps.

Dough disco with our youngest children in Nursery. Manipulating dough is great for developing fine motor skills. Please use the recipe we sent home to make play dough at home.

Our visit to our local library! We really enjoyed our first visit in a series of upcoming visits to Perry Common Library. Inside the 'rainbow room' we had a wide selection and variety of books to choose from. We have given a copy of the form to Grown-ups to fill out to get a library card. Please take your child to visit your local library, together we can help your child to develop a love of stories and a love of reading.

In literacy we have been exploring mark making. We have learnt that information can be retrieved in the form of print and we are beginning to recognise our names. We are learning to hold our pencil and pens with the correct tripod grip. Writing from left to right and from the top to the bottom. We are being 'super learners' and making Pip very proud of our resilience and determination! When your child produces a piece of work, ask them "tell me about your piece of work..." to encourage your child to explain their marks.

To support our physical development, we went on an educational visit to the 'Playstation' soft indoor play. We enjoyed moving our bodies in a range of ways, climbing, mounting stairs, crawling, swinging and jumping! We are also developing characteristic of learning such as a 'can do' attitude, resilience and a 'growth mindset' approach to challenges. It's important that your child engages in activities such as these to support their development of gross motor skills.

We began our day with a visual assessment.
It is important to keep safe. It's our right!
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