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Monday 22 February

Goodmorning Holly and Hazel Class


I hope you all had a lovely half term and had a chance to enjoy the outdoors and see the new signs of life emerging as spring is approaching. 

This week we will be looking at spring and looking out for the signs of new life in the world around us with plants and animals. 


Today and throughout the week we will look at signs of spring. Watch Mrs Zammattio's PowerPoint lesson about spring then listen and watch a lovely song about spring.  Afterwards, go on a spring hunt and have a walk around your local area and spot the signs of spring using the fun sheet to tick off what changes you see in the environment. 

In maths, we are going to be looking at subitising this week. Subitising is the ability to look at a small number of objects and instantly recognise how many there are without needing to count. This is a really important skill to learn in early maths development in young children and important to develop and practise. Please see the parent's guide that I have added to maths resources on ways to help with your child's learning. Watch the fun and play the interactive Superhero PowerPoint on subitising. 

Today in phonics we are going to play speedy sounds and practise the sounds we have learnt so far and practise writing the sounds in the correct pre-cursive writing. There is also a spring pencil control activity to help with fine motor skills and pencil control development. 

We will continue to follow the school timetable including activities in Maths, English, Creative and Physical for you to complete. Plus some optional fun additional activities.


(A)Physical Education - 0900

Today can you take part in P.E with Joe Wicks, he will be live from 9.00 am every day on YouTube. Alternatively, you can try the Peppa Pig Challenges or P.E Challenges try to do at least three of the challenges a day. Try different one's throughout the week. Links are below and in the 'P.E. Star' on daily star pages. We will do some form of exercise each day as it is important to get some form of exercise and is all so great for our well-being. 


Maths - Links below

(A) Play the superhero subitising PowerPoint, you will need to be quick to guess the answer before the superhero flies in. Have fun. 

(N2) Try the extension challenge subitising sheet.  


RWI - Phonics - Link below

(N2)Today, we will recap on the sounds already learnt with a speedy sounds lesson. I would also like you to practice writing these sounds in cursive in the correct formation. 

(A) Practise your pencil control with the Spring pencil control sheets. 


Spring Topic/ Literacy - Links below

(A)Spring lesson listen to Mrs Zammattio's PowerPoint talking about spring and what signs to look for in our environment. Follow this up with a walk in the week and take your spring hunt sheet ticking off what you see around you. Can you talk about all the changes you can see; flowers emerging, buds on the trees, birds returning, lighter evenings, warmer days. There is also a lovely song to watch all about spring. 


Creative - Spring - Links below

(A) Afterwards, I would like you all to be creative and choose either to paint, draw or make some Spring flowers with recycling materials.  I have included some ideas for you below to have a go, instructions on how to make them are in the links below.


Optional Activities - Links are now on the Optional Activity Star of the week

There are lots of lovely activities in maths, creative and fine motor skills for you to choose either one or all. I hope you enjoy trying them. 


Please note from now activities with (N2) in front of them are for the children going to Reception. These activities will extend their previous learning and are adapted for their age and stage of development. (N1) activities will be for the new children who will be staying in Nursery for another year. If there is an (A) against the activity this will be for all children to learn and enjoy. 

Please send pictures of the work you have completed via the Dojo portfolio and I can award Dojos for this. Please message me if you have any questions.

I hope you have a lovely Monday
Mrs Zammattio

Phonics - RWI - Pencil Control

RWI - Speedy Sounds

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Spring  Topic

Spring PowerPoint Lesson

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Spring Song for Children - "Springtime"

While Navi Bunny and CeCe Bird are looking for a place to have a picnic, they watch the flowers, trees, and animals wake up for Springtime.©2017 Music Box Ki...

Creative - Spring Flowers