The Nursery Team would like to thank you all for your support throughout this very different year.

We hope you have a very happy and safe summer and look forward to meeting you again when you move to Y1.

Remember to keep you Big Bedtime Read book pack safe for us and we will collect them in September.

We will keep your Clever Folder safe for you and will make arrangements to get it to you in September.

 

 

 

Congratulations! 

Please print your special certificate as a reward for all your hard work throughout the year.

Mummy or Daddy will write your name on it.

 

 

 

 

 

Nursery Resources

 

 

 

Home Learning

Week beginning 15th -19th June 2020

 

 

Hello again boys and girls. 

Thank you to everyone who has been keeping in contact with me as I really love to see all your pictures and do please keep sending them. My email address is: ncassidy773@c2kni.net

 

Big Bedtime Read Book Appeal

Dear Parents prior to lock down we had sent out our Big Bedtime Read book packs.

We are asking that you keep them safe for us as we will need them for next year.  We are not in a position to collect them at the minute but will be able to collect them when we return to school after the holidays.

If all overdue library books could also be returned at the same time we would really appreciate it.

Thank you

 

I am posting some activities this week relating to our topic for June - Beach Safety and  Under The Sea

It's very important when you are going outside in the summer that you keep yourself safe.

George The Sun Safe Superstar is going to explain what we need to do.

Listen carefully

 

 

 

 

 

When we go swimming or go to the beach we have to stay safe.

It's very important that we stay with a member of our family.

The Danger Rangers are going to explain to us how to keep safe.

Listen carefully!

 

 

 

 

I like to bring a picnic with me when I go to the beach

Here are some ideas to help you make some beach themed food - enjoy!

 

 

 

 

You can create your own sea creatures

Here are some ideas to help you

 

 

 

Water is very important

We also have to save water and look after the earth.

Let's listen to a song which will explain what we can do to save water.

 

 

 

 

 

I think it's time for a story.

Can you remember who our Author Of The Month is?

Yes...It's Mick Inkpen!

Let's listen to a story all about Kipper's Birthday

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Together

Young children enjoy music and develop a natural sense of rhythm.

I have provided some information which will help explain the importance of music during childhood.

You can make easily make your own musical instrument using junk materials which you already may have in your home. 

You can use a variety of items such as yogurt containers, tooth paste boxes, coffee tins etc. 

Use fillers such as dried rice, pasta or peas depending whether you want to create a soft or loud sound!

Have fun!

 

 

 

 

 

Now it's time to have some fun.

 

I have provided lots of opportunity for you to get creative and colour pictures of some creatures that you may find at the beach or under the sea.

Remember to draw your own creatures too!

 

 

 

 

We all know that lots of different animals live under the sea.

Can you remember the names of some of them?

Hannah and her Mummy have provided some fabulous pictures of animals which live under the sea and you can print them onto card and use them to play snap!

             I bet you will win!

 

There are also some numbers which you can use to help you count how many sea animals are on each card.

Remember to keep counting!

Thank you Hannah and Mummy

 

 

 

 

Over the summer you may wish to have a little bank of ideas to help inspire you.

 

I hope these help!

 

 

 

 

I hope you all have a great week.

Stay safe and have fun!

 

 

 

Home Learning

Week beginning 8th -12th June 2020

 

 

Hello again boys and girls. 

Thank you to everyone who has been keeping in contact with me as I really love to see all your pictures and do please keep sending them. My email address is: ncassidy773@c2kni.net

 

I am posting some activities this week relating to our topic for June - Under The Sea

 

Have you noticed what colour my writing is?

Yes...it's blue, the colour of the sea.

I need you to look for blue items throughout the week.

 

 

 

We will begin by listening to a beautiful story - The Rainbow Fish

Listen carefully and Mummy / Daddy will ask you to retell part or all of the story

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed that story.

I am providing a template for you so that you can create your own Rainbow Fish but it would be even better if you could draw your own fish.

Remember to talk about how the fish felt including how the Rainbow Fish felt and don't forget to add your special sparkly scale!

When you are finished you can cut out your fish - can you cut it by yourself?

 

 

 

Do you remember last week I asked you to focus on numbers and counting and I provided you with a recipe for playdough?

 

I have some resources below with ideas to help you to use your playdough and keep on counting

 

 

 

If you would like to create some more fish here are some ideas.

Keep drawing and painting!

 

 

 

You can create your own sea by having fun bubble painting

Stranmillis students have provided some ideas and I liked this one.

Remember you can only blow bubbles - don't try to suck the bubbles!

 

 

 

That was fun!

Can you count how many bubble prints you made?

What shape were the bubbles?

 

 

 

Dave and Ava are going to help us count fish in this next video

Remember to sing along!

 

 

 

Now we are going to row our boat

Mummy or Daddy can help you or if you have a brother or sister they could join in too

Have fun!

 

 

At this time of year your child begins to make real progress towards making marks on paper and beginning to write their name and attempt to copy familiar words.

I have provided some information below which helps explain the importance of early writing skills for parents

 

 

 

 

While engaged in home learning it's important to provide a language rich environment for your child.

I have provided a guide which you may find useful, it's full of tips and activities.

 

 

 

It's that time of year!

You can still order your class photographs.

Please see information below

 

 

The Education Authority have updated their website with information and ideas for parents.

If you are worried about your child returning to school after such a long break there are some excellent resources available. 

Please follow the link below:

 https://www.eani.org.uk/services/pupil-support-services/early-years-inclusion-service-eyis

 

 

Finally, our Author Of The Month is...Mick Inkpen

Now we can listen to a story all about a... Blue Balloon

 

 

 

 

Have fun with our new topic this week.

Remember to keep looking for lots of blue items.

Keep counting and looking for and naming numbers as we all need to help Dominique!

 

Have fun and stay safe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning

Week beginning 1st -5th June 2020

Hello again boys and girls. 

By now I am sure you all know that your child will not be back to Nursery this year.  We miss the children so much and it can be very difficult for them to understand why.  Social distancing can be difficult for us all to understand but most especially for our youngest children.

This story helps to explain how we can still maintain our friendships.

 

 

Thank you to everyone who has been keeping in contact with me as I really love to see all your pictures and do please keep sending them. My email address is: ncassidy773@c2kni.net

 

One of our pupils has very kindly sent me some fabulous resources for our Mini Beast focus, I have added them at the end of this weeks home learning information. 

 

This week we will conclude our topic of Mini Beasts and Jungle Animals with our focus on Jungle Animals.

We will also focus on numbers and counting from 1-10

 

We will begin by listening to a story all about a little girl called Handa who met lots of jungle animals on her way to meet her friend Akeyo.  Listen very carefully and see how many pieces of fruit Handa set off with on her journey.

 

Can you remember how many pieces of fruit Handa set off with?...Yes it was 7

 

It's important to keep ourselves healthy.  Handa brought health fruit to her friend. 

Let's listen to a song all about healthy food, you can sing along too!

 

 

 

Now we are going to listen to a song all about Jungle Animals, join in and make some loud jungle animal noises

 

 

 

 

 

That was fun!

Can you remember which jungle animals were in the song?

Why don't your make your own jungle animals?

I'm going to give Mummy and Daddy an easy recipe to make playdough and then you can make your own jungle animals.  You can let the animals dry and you can paint them if you wish.  Don't forget to count how many animals you make.

Have fun!

 

 

 

 

Maths is everywhere.  

Below I have provided an article to help parents understand how children see the world and ways which you can help them as they learn.

The focus this week is on maths

 

 

 

 

 

Stranmillis University College students have provided some more ideas to help your child.

The first activity focuses on numbers - its fun and an easy way to incorporate maths into play both indoors and outdoors.

 

 

The second activity ties into our Jungle Animal theme.

All you need is some rice, food colouring or children's paint and lots of imagination.

Have fun together!

 

 

 

 

 

Let's end this week with an animal counting song - Counting to 10 with Animals in the Jungle - Have fun counting to 10

 

 

Have fun and stay safe!

 

 

 

 

Mini Beast Resources

Please access the Wildlife Trust for further information

Thank you Hannah and Mummy

 

I'm sure you will find lots of Mini Beasts

Wild Wall chart

 

 

Activity Passport

 

 

 

Butterfly Mask

 

 

 

 

Colouring fun!

 

 

 

 

Wildlife Bingo

 

 

 

 

Window Poster

 

 

 

 

Have fun!

 

Home Learning

Week beginning 18th -22nd May 2020

Hello again boys and girls.  

Thank you to everyone who has been keeping in contact with me as I really love to see all your pictures and do please keep sending them. My email address is: ncassidy773@c2kni.net

 

This week we will continue with our monthly focus on Mini Beasts and one of our activities will involve sequencing the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  I will also provide some challenges for you to help you discover some different types of Mini Beasts in your garden!

I am providing some information for Mummy and Daddy on why Outdoor Learning is so important but we have to be very careful as we are limited to our own gardens at present.

I will be providing you with lots of activities and hope you have great fun!

 

 

The importance of playing outdoors

 

 

 

 

So let's begin by getting outdoors

I am giving you a guide to finding lots of different types of Mini Beasts

See how many you can  find - can you count them?

 

 

 

 

Insect Song

Now you have found some Mini Beasts let's learn a new song all about insects

 

 

As the Garden Centres  are opening from Monday we may be able to buy some plants.  Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty if you are helping Mummy or Daddy to plant some bedding plants and flowers.

Here is a song  which will help you remember what plants need in order to survive and Mummy and Daddy can learn it too

 

 

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I have provided a template which you can print.  

Please encourage your child to:

Cut out the pictures as independently as possible 

Use the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar as a guide to colouring the pictures the correct colour

Encourage your child to sequence the pictures in the correct order and focus on the following positional words...first, next, between, last

 

 

 

If you enjoy Yoga you may wish to share this next video with your child.

It is linked to our focus - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Encourage your child to follow the instructions and have fun!

 

 

 

Author Of The Month

Can you remember the name of our Author Of The Month?

It's Shirely Hughes!

Now lets listen to a story all about a little boy called Alfie

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed that story and you can listen to lots more during the week.

 

Remember to have fun and stay safe.

Home Learning

Week beginning 11th -15th May 2020

Hello again boys and girls.

I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather and playing out in your gardens or going on walks with Mummy and Daddy.  

Thank you to everyone who has been getting in contact with me as I love to see all your pictures and do keep sending them to: ncassidy773@c2kni.net

 

Can you tell what colour my writing is this week?

It's purple and this month our special colour is... purple.

During the week I would like you to look for toys, flowers, or anything that is purple and send me some pictures.

 

This week we will continue our monthly focus on Mini Beasts and we will begin to look at patterns.  There are lots of patterns on Mini Beasts if you look closely!  There are also lots of patterns in nature, can you see any patterns on flowers and plants?

 

Let's have some fun with a Mini Beast song - enjoy!

 

 

 

Now lets have a look at some Mini Beasts. 

I will give you a clue - these Mini Beasts they have eight legs! and they can move really fast! 

Can you guess what they are?

Yes... Spiders!

 

 

 

 

Now you know a little more about spiders and there really is nothing to be frightened about.

Can you find any spiders in your house or your garden?

Don't forget to count how many legs they have.

Let's have some fun and sing one of our Nursery Rhymes all about a spider!

Can you remember who it is?

 

 

It's Incy Wincy!

 

 

Can you remember which Mini Beast story we listened to last week?

Yes... The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

This week I would like you to try to make your own Caterpillar and remember to make a pattern. 

You can colour or paint but remember to make a repeating pattern using two,three or even four colours.  Why don't you also use natural resources from your garden like leaves or pebbles to make a Caterpillar. 

I have provided a template for you to print but it's even better to draw your own.

 

 

 

Keep making patterns throughout the week

 

 

 

If you would like to bake during the week here is a super idea.

It looks very yummy!

 

 

 

Our Author Of The Month is... Shirley Hughes

I have included a video of Shirley explaining all about her 'Alfie' stories.

 

 

 

 

Now it's time to enjoy a story read by Shirley Hughes

 

 

 

Oh dear!!!  I hope you don't loose your special teddy

 

Take care, stay safe and have lots of fun this week

 

 

 

 Home Learning - 4th -8th May 2020

 

Home Learning - 4th -8th May 2020

Hello Nursery Children it's Mrs Cassidy saying hello to you all and letting you know that I miss seeing you every day.   I was speaking to Mrs Wills, Mrs Johnston, Mrs Madigan and Miss Brewster and they miss you too but we are looking forward to seeing you again when all the germs have gone!

 

I am posting some activities this week relating to our topic for May - Mini Beasts and Jungle Animals.

We will start by listening to a beautiful story about a Caterpillar.

Next we will sing along to a song about a Caterpillar on a Leaf - keep singing it during the week.

I am going to provide some information on buying your own caterpillar kit if you would like to become a scientist at home and watch how caterpillars grow.

 

I hope you get out into your gardens and begin to look for lots Mini Beasts and don’t forget to count them! Remember to get Mummy or Daddy to take some photographs if you find any and they can email them to me at:

ncassidy773@c2kni.net

 

Have fun!

 

 

I hope you enjoyed that story.

Now lets learn a new song about a Caterpillar.

 

 


Keep singing this fabulous song throughout the week

 

Perhaps you would like to become a scientist and buy your own Caterpillar Kit.

I have provided some information for Mummy and Daddy on where to buy the kits

 

 

Here are some more ideas you might like to try with Mummy and Daddy throughout the week.

Have fun!

 

Here is an activity sheet for some more ideas - please be aware that this is an American document and we have already celebrated Mother's Day in March - sorry Mummies!

 

Finally it's important to keep up you bedtime routine so here is a little colouring activity to do before bed.

 

 

 

Have fun and stay safe.

 

 

 

The Nursery Team would like to acknowledge our wonderful NHS workers and we would like to share this poem with you by Mrs Cassidy's favourite author in the whole wide world...Michael Rosen!

 

 

Enjoy some stories by some of our previous Authors Of The Month

Can you remember who wrote the story of The Gruffalo?

It's Julia Donaldson!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Can you remember the name of my favourite author?

Yes...It's Michael Rosen

Here's his new version of We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Enjoy

 

 

 

Libraries N.I. have a fabulous selection of stories on their YouTube channel every weekday at 11:30 am (each video available untio 12:00 noon)

Here is a story we have heard before, it's called...Whatever Next!

 

Can you remember the author who wrote Whatever Next?

It's Jull Murphy

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Mr Hullabaloo is a qualified teacher from Northern Ireland and he has provided lots of fun learning for children at home.  

 

 

 

Daily Activities - March / April

Below are lots of activities for you to complete

Try to do one per day and keep reading your stories

Take care and stay safe