Welcome to Giant Panda Class
If you are working from home, please see the pages below to access the home learning activities. You can upload pictures and videos of your work to Tapestry to share what you have been up to.
Link to phonics and stories on youtube:
Please watch a phonics session every day. You can always repeat the video if your child needs more practise on certain cards.
PE with Joe is also now running on Monday, Wednesday and Friday on YouTube. These sessions are a wonderful way to get active! There are also Cosmic Kids Yoga sessions on YouTube, which are another great resource you can use. They are wonderful stories told through yoga sessions!
Other resources that you may find useful are Numberblocks and Alphablocks on YouTube. These videos can support counting, number work, and phonics. There are also the Read Write Ink sessions running on YouTube daily. Some of the class may find the set 1 sounds a nice challenge, although this will not be for everyone.
Welcome to the Nursery page for Thorpe Lea Primary School
Our topic for this half term is
This half term at Nursery we will be thinking about animals that hatch from eggs.
The animals we will be looking at this term are:
Week 1: Crocodiles
Week 2: Birds (owls specifically)
Week 3: Caterpillar's
Week 4: Dinosaurs
Week 5: Worms and spiders
Week 6: Chameleons
As a Nursery we have introduced free access to baking, available whenever the children choose. This task supports a range of skills, ranging from weight and measuring skills, to practical fine motor skills. This also helps the children build their independence, as they are now able to follow the picture recipe themselves, and independently make the mixture. We hope you enjoy your children's creations!
Our role play area is a home corner at the moment, representing a familiar place to the children. This role play area will encourage the children to engage in imaginary role play, and use skills they see in their real lives in their play, for example feeding babies, cooking dinner, and even hoovering! Outside we have a road with road signs, supporting imaginative play using our bikes. We also have a building site, where the children are able to work together to build and construct houses, bridges and towers, all the time wearing builders hard hats and high vis jackets! Whilst these role plays will help us to develop the children's imagination, it will also let them develop a variety of other skills including, Literacy, Mathematics, curiosity and problem solving!
In the Nursery our focus is the child and the child's interests. We follow these interests and use them to support our teaching. This means that one day we might be working together to construct and decorate a house, and bug hunting with maps the next day! We believe that children learn best when they are completely engaged in the moment, which is why we choose to follow their interests and ideas and build them into teaching moments. We follow our topics by reading stories around them, which often sparks child initiated play and learning, however do not be surprised if we sometimes go off topic! Because of this, we also like to 'focus' on a few children per week. This does not mean we don't focus on any other children day to day, all it means is that we will send home a communication form to parents to get your input on your child's learning, and after the week is complete you will get an A3 sheet detailing different teaching and learning moments that happened to your child during that week. This is to involve you parents more in your child's learning, and give you the opportunity to comment and ask questions as we move through the year. We also ask that on these weeks, your child brings (or emails) in some family photos for them to show the class and talk about, taking over from show and tell.
On this page you will find information about our daily routine, our half termly topic, special events and news.
Please check this page regularly to keep yourself updated!
Thank You for your continued support.
Quote of the half term:
Additional Websites to Support Learning
Phonics Play (Phase 1)
Jolly Phonics Phase 2 song (youtube)
Read Write Inc will be streaming online lessons Monday - Friday on their Facebook Page and YouTube channel. these will only be available at the times below:
SET 1 SPEED SOUNDS: 9:30am and 12:30pm
SET 2 SPEED SOUNDS: 10am and 1pm
SET 3 SPEED SOUNDS: 10:30am and 1:30pm
Please show Nursery children the Set 1 sounds session.
Twinkl – Pencil guide sheets, cutting guide sheets, pencil maze
Topmarks (simple counting or ordering games)
CBeebies Number Blocks
Twinkl – Number Recognition and Counting sheets
Super Movers – BBS
Youtube – Joe Wicks, Cosmic Kids Yoga, Go Noodle