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Early Years- Nursery & Reception

General Information

 

Staffing: 

Nursery: Our teacher is Miss O'Brien

Reception: Our teachers are Miss Wood and Miss Kirkham

Support Staff: Supporting us in Foundation Stage are Mrs Wiberg, Mrs Dearden, Mrs Mayfield, Mrs Parkin and Mrs Barnes

 

PE: Our PE day in Reception is Friday

Children will come to school dressed in their PE kit. They do not need to bring school uniform to change into. All PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain. Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie)

 

Outdoor learning-This next half term could be very cold, please ensure your child wears a warm coat and a hat and gloves as we will be outdoors everyday.

 

Home Learning:

Please support your child by reading to them as often as possible. Practising writing their name and ensuring that children can form their letters.

 

Each week, children will be sent home an activity to be completed in their home learning book. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic, reading, phonics or maths that parents can complete with their children. Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to 

fs@woodhousewest.sheffield.sch.uk (Reception)

nursery@woodhousewest.sheffield.sch.uk (Nursery)

Projects:

Summer 1

Let it Grow!

Let’s Go Green!

 

In our growing topic we will be finding out all about different plants and how they live and grow and where the fruit and vegetables we eat come from. In Let’s Go Green! we will be learning about recycling and how to look after our planet. We will be reusing lots of different materials to turn them into something new!

 

The Great Outdoors

Weeding and preparing the soil.

Planting seeds for vegetables.

Outdoor mud kitchen.

 

The Home Maker

Baking pastry worms

Baking carrot cake

Making fruit salad/vegetable kebabs

 

Big Art

Weaving with strips of old plastic bags etc.

Observing and recreating the work of artists who work with junk materials.

Books to enjoy at home: 

 

Summer 1

 

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

When the tiny seed is blown away from its parent plant, it travels a very long way - over seas, deserts and mountains. The tiny seed survives the hazards of the journey and finally falls onto fertile earth. It grows and grows, becoming the tallest, biggest flower for miles around. Then one day the wind blows and thousands of the flower's seeds begin their own journeys.

 

 

 

Sunflower House by Eve Bunting 

Sunflowers all in a circle make a sunflower - funflower - house. A castle! A cage! A place to sleep out! But when summer is over and the enormous flowers fade and fall, the sunflower house is gone forever or is it?

 

 

Oliver's Vegetables by Vivian French

Do you like chips? Oliver does. In fact, he won't eat anything else - until he plays a game with his grandpa.
Whatever vegetable Oliver finds in the garden, he must eat. On Monday, he pulls up carrots, on Tuesday, it is spinach . . .

 

Charlie and Lola: Look After Your Planet by Lauren Child

Lola is clearing out some of her old things because she does not want her bedroom to ever get as messy and pongy as Marv's older brother Marty's bedroom - yuk! Charlie persuades Lola that instead of throwing her things away, she should recycle them. 'Recycle it? What is that?' asks Lola. With a bit of help from Charlie, Lola learns all about recycling and how it is extremely very important to look after our planet. Soon she has found an extra-specially fun way to do more recycling - and gets lots of her classmates to join in too!

 

George Saves The World By Lunchtime by Dr Jo Readman

George is determined to save the world by lunchtime, but he's not quite sure how. Grandpa suggests they start by recycling the yoghurt pot from his breakfast, putting his banana peel in the compost pile, and hanging the washing to dry in the sun. A bike trip to the recycling bank, charity shop and local farmers' market show how recycling and re-using materials, and using less petrol and local produce can really help save the world. George even gets a favourite toy fixed!

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