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Welcome to...ZebrClass!

Our class teachers are Mrs Simpson and Mrs Passey and our LSP's are Mrs Roddis, Mrs Pettifor and Mrs Davis.

 

 

All children are working super hard this term in Nursery, children are demonstrating good listening skills and working as part of a team!  

 

 

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Parent Support

Please see link below regarding better sleeping habits for children.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOei535agGI

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Our topics for Spring term is....

The Big Question is: What is in our local environment? 

 

During this topic we have explored our school environment by walking around the different buildings. We have also been learning about the different professionals that work in our school and what their job roles are. We have talked about our local area and have looked at the places around where we live using google maps which was lots of fun!

One of our main focuses has been learning about different forms of transport and talking about our experiences of travelling using these different vehicles

 

Focus Nursery Rhymes

This term we have new focus rhymes and these are...

Wheels on the Bus

Row Row Row Your Boat

Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer 

 

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National Storytelling Week

30th January 2023

To celebrate, we invited some children from Dumbledore class to come and 'share a story'.

We chose a story book that we wanted our buddy to explore with us, they asked us lots of questions about the story and we really enjoyed listening to them read with us!

 

      

 

      

 

                                         

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We have learnt about how it is celebrated through lots of fun activities. We collaged our own lanterns, listened to videos on how children in China celebrate and we even had a go at some Chinese fan dances with ribbons...

   

  

 

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Winter Focus Day

We had lots of fun exploring ice, moulding snowmen with the dough and designing cosy winter hats!

                

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Take a look at some of our Christmas fun! A visit from Santa, party food and even a lovely workshop with parents to get into the festive spirit...

        

               

 

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14th-18th November 2022

During our linked provision we have developed awareness of road safety by playing safely with the transport on the road mat, tracing the safe lines for the crossing of a road and colouring the traffic lights correctly!

    

   

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To raise awareness for Anti-Bullying, we came to school in our odd socks!!!

Some of us even wore odd bows in our hair too!!!

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Take a look at our fantastic artwork of poppies that we created to remember all the soldiers at war...

 

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We brainstormed what we knew about the season and then had some time to explore our Autumn treasure collection bags. We discussed different colours, the weather and the types of clothes we would wear during the season of Autumn!

We even got creative with hedgehogs and leaves!

           

           

                                                     

 

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For National Poetry Day (Thursday 6th October),

we listened to a poem called 'Seasons of Trees' and created our own autumn trees by finger painting...

 

 

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We had an amazing session with our Parents and Grandparents at our Stay and Play session on Wednesday 14th September,

take a look below...

     

     

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

Evidence Me! 

We use this app in Nursery to take photos and videos of your child to record and celebrate what they have been learning. 

These photos and videos will be sent home to you through the app at the end of each term for you to see. You can also use this app to upload pictures and videos of your child for us to see what they have been doing at home. 

 

Please click on the link below to see the step-by-step guide of how to download and use the Evidence Me app.  

For additional information all about Nursery, please see the attached information which was shared during our Meet the Teacher meeting. If there are any additional questions, feel free to come and speak to either Mrs Simpson or Mrs Passey!!

Parent Support

Please see link below regarding better sleeping habits for children.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOei535agGI

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Important Information

 

Please can your child bring in a named water bottle everyday that contains only water or squash.

 

Please could you also make sure that your child's book bag is in Nursery everyday so that we are able to look at a book/listen to them read and change their books weekly.

 

Also, uniform is expensive and we don't want any lost! Can you please ensure your child's name is clearly labelled on clothes/bags and coats.

 

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This term we were lucky enough to have the Paramedics in to visit the whole school! We learnt lots about what was on the ambulance and some of us even got to sit inside or try lifting some of the heavy equipment!

                 

                 

                   

Our new topic this term is....

 

 

The Big Question is: What can we learn about the world around us? 

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Our topic this half term is....

The Big Question is: What do plants need to grow? 

 

During this term we have been learning about our different senses

and have used these to explore our environment. We have been learning about the features of a plant and learning about how to take care of them. 

We planted our own hanging baskets for our Nursery garden and planted our own beans to take home and look after. 

Our focus Rhymes this term are: 

5 Currant Buns 

1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a Fish Alive

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. 

 

Please click on the links below to watch Nursery perform these songs! 

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Our topic for Spring term 2 is....

The Big Question is: Who lives on a Farm? 

 

 

During this topic we explored different animals that live on a farm and even got to 

look after baby ducklings in Nursery! 

 

Our focus Rhymes this term are: 

Old Macdonald Had a Farm

5 Little Ducks 

Baa Baa Black Sheep 

 

Please click on the links below to see Nursery performing these Rhymes! 

 

 

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One of our topics for Spring term is....

The Big Question is: What is in our local environment? 

 

During this topic we have explored our school environment by walking around the different buildings. We have also been learning about the different professionals that work in our school and what their job roles are. We have talked about our local area and have looked at the places around where we live using google maps which was lots of fun!

One of our main focuses has been learning about different forms of transport and talking about our experiences of travelling using these different vehicles.

 

Focus Rhymes

 

Click on the links below to hear some of our focus rhymes from this topic.  

 

 

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Our topic for Autumn Term is...

Magical Me! 

 

During our very first term in Nursery, we have been learning all about ourselves, what are our body parts are called, what colour hair, skin and eyes we have and exploring the similarities and differences we have in Zebra Class.  

We have also been learning about the different roles of professionals such as a doctor and a firefighter and in the next few weeks will be meeting a real nurse and paramedic!  

 

We have recently celebrated Diwali and Bonfire Night and have been learning all about the season Autumn.

Take a look at some of our amazing Art work we have created to celebrate these special days!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Focus Nursery Rhymes

This term we have been learning some new Nursery Rhymes...

Pat - a - cake, Humpty Dumpty and Hickory Dickory Dock!

 

 

                        

Click on the videos below to hear us singing some of our rhymes from previous terms! 

 

 

 

Diary Dates!

 

 

 Saturday 9th July Eid-Al-Adha

 

 

 Monday 11th July - Reports sent home

 

 

 Wednesday 13th July - Parents drop in meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EYFS Nativity

Please click on the video to watch our EYFS Nativity!

If you wish to email us photographs or videos of your child doing some learning or playing at home then please do- we would love to see them!  Just photograph your child learning or playing at home and email it to the address that we will provide shortly.  Remember to add a comment to explain what your child is doing e.g. Tim enjoyed writing his name using chalks on the garden wall.  Remember to use the email address that you have registered with your child's 2 Simple account.  

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Nursery 2019-2020 Academic Year

 

Welcome to Nursery

Zebra Class 2019/2020

Mrs Passey, Miss Claridge and Miss Phipps

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Nursery 2019-2020 Academic Year

Transition into Primary School

For help, advice and queries, you can email your child's class teacher at nursery@reddalhill.sandwell.sch.uk and they will assist you as soon as they can. 

Hi Nursery,

Hope you are all having lots of fun at home with your families and keeping safe!

Even though we are not at Nursery, you can still be doing some activities to develop the skills needed for phonics and Maths.

  • You could try going outside in the garden/ opening a window and listening to the different sounds you can hear.

  • Try exploring any musical instruments you have in the house or try making an instrument of your own.

  • Can you sing a nursery rhyme and talk about the words that rhyme.

  • Ask an adult to play Jolly Phonics on Youtube and see if you can join in with the actions and rhymes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qpn2839Kro

  • You could put animals, or any other toy, in water or sand and count how many you have.

  • Try using paint and draw different shapes and count how many sides they have.

  • Decorate Easters eggs, which a grown up has drawn for you, and tell someone which colours you are using.

Everyday in Nursery we always sing the weather song and the days of the week. Ask an adult to play these two songs on Youtube every day, so that you can continue to learn them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKqAblcwFOA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD6FRDd9Hew

The Nursery staff would love to see what you have been doing, so please add videos and pictures on 2simple.

We miss you lots and can't wait to be back!

See you soon!

 

Mrs Passey and Miss Claridge

To help you during the school closures we are sending out homework sheets with lists of different fun activities for you to do with your children, we have also added a list of websites that you can use with your children below....

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-parents

 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk   username: march20  password: home

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games?page=3

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

http://www.ictgames.com/

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

 

Please look after yourselves over the next few weeks.

Mrs Passey, Miss Claridge and Miss Phipps

 

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Nursery 2018-2019

Haden Hill Park

 

On Friday 28th June, Nursery went on a trip to Haden Hill Park.

We spent time on both play areas, some boys even went digging for bones!! The children then went on a nature treasure hunt around the park.

We had a picnic together in front of the house, before having a delicious ice-cream as a treat.

Finally we had a lot of fun playing on the field together.

 

Thank-you to all of the children and their parents who came along!

 

     

 

       

 

     

 

     

 

 

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Sports Day

 

We had a Sports Day of our very own at Nursery on Thursday 27th June.

We had so much fun taking part in different events.

Well done to all of the children!

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

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On Tuesday 19th March we had a visit from the Animal Man. We learnt about different types of animals. We enjoyed touching an owl, a snake and a salamander.

Fantastic Friday

 

Each Friday, Parents and Carers are welcome to join us for our Fantastic Friday stay and play sessions. The sessions will give you opportunities to participate in a range of different activities with your child.

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

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Chinese New Year

 

On Tuesday 5th February, we celebrated Chinese New Year in Nursery.

We had so much fun dancing to Chinese music using musical instruments, decorating Chinese lanterns and printing Chinese dragons using lots of bright colours!

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

   

 

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Your child will have the opportunity to chose a book to take home.

Please spend some time with your child reading to them and discussing what is happening on each page.

Please write a comment in your child's reading diary when you have read to them at home.

The reading books are changed throughout the week and your child needs to bring their book bag every day.

 

Thank you.

 

 

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Autumn Focus Day

 

On Friday 26th October we celebrated Autumn by coming to Nursery dressed in Autumnal colours.

We had lots of fun creating an Autumn dance, using the laptops to make Autumnal trees and painting our own trees.

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

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EYFS Maths Inspire Workshop

 

On Wednesday 10th October, we enjoyed our first Inspire Workshop.  The children really enjoyed learning to read, write and use numbers to 20. 

Take a look at the fun we had! 

 

World Mental Health Day

On Wednesday 10th October, we came to school wearing green clothes for World Mental Health Day.

During the day, we took part in a Yoga session.

 

  

 

   

 

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Reading Buddies

 

Each Wednesday afternoon, our Year 4 Reading Buddies visit us. We have so much fun listening to the stories that they read to us.

 

 

 

   

 

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