Week beginning 13th June
This week would have been our final week before the Summer holidays. For those children moving into Class 1 next year we would have been doing lots of transition projects. One of these projects would be to complete the booklet attached. This is a lovely keepsake for you to look back on and fun to do with the children.
It’s time to say “Good-bye”
Our year has come to an end.
We’ve made some cherished memories
With all our nursery friends.
We’ve watched each other learn and grow
And change from day to day.
We hope that all the things we’ve done
Will help us along the way.
So it’s with happy memories
We all go out the door,
With great hope and expectations
For what next year holds in store.
Sacred Heart Nursery 2020
In our graduation assembly we like to sing some of our favourite songs. Can you remember our Superhero song? We also like to sing about our friends. Practise some of our favourite songs by clicking on the links below.
I'd like to take this opportunity to say a huge "well done" to you all. I know this year has not been the smoothest of years but despite the past few months it has been amazing. You have all worked so hard and achieved so much. I look forward to seeing you all in September. Have a lovely Summer x
Week commencing 6th June
Hello Superheroes I hope you all enjoyed your home learning last week and are ready for another fun week. This week we would have been thinking about how to keep our bodies healthy. We know we can't really eat chocolate for breakfast and need to eat a healthy balanced diet but what else do we need to do to be healthy? That's right we need to get lots of regular exercise so this week I have a few fun physical activities for you to try.
This week I would like you to investigate the changes that occur to your body during different types of exercise. You could try Yoga usign the link below to Cosmic Kids Yoga. There are lots of different themes to choose from.
I am sure you all remember doing some fun GoNoodle whilst in school. Why not share the fun and silly songs with your family. Click on the link below and choose one of your favourites.
Why not go on the internet and try some of Joe Wicks' workouts.
Here are some of Joe Wicks challenge cards that you could laso have a go at. Or challenge yourself further by using these fitness cards to create your own workout. Don't forget to get some of your family members to join in the fun and send in photographs and videos to school.
Week commencing 29th June 2020
Hello Superheroes. I hope you continue to be safe and well. As our topic is all about chocolate I thought you might enjoy listening to some performance poetry by Michael Rosen called "Chocolate Cake". If you would like a challenge why not try to learn and perform it to your family. Please don't forget to send in videos if you can!
Could you make your own chocolate cake? Here is a very simple recipe for you try. Make sure you measure the ingredients carefully and read out the numbers from the instructions. Don't forget to send in some photographs of your super chocolate cakes for me to see.
This week is also Children's Art week. I know you are all amazing artist so why not take a look at the work done by the famous artist Kandinsky. This is picture of his famous piece from 1913 called 'Circles'.
Have a look at hte information all about Kandinsky on the PowerPoint. Now could you use some warm and cold colours to create you own circles artwork like Kandinsky? You could use paint, pencil crayons or wax crayons.
Here are some of Kandinsky's famous pictures for you to colour in too. Remember to choose your colours carefully and try to keep within the lines.
Week commencing 22nd June
I hope you are all safe and well Superheroes. I am enjoying being back in school with the Key Worker children but it makes me think about how much I am missing you all. I really enjoying seeing all the photographs and reading all about what you have been up to so please keep sending your emails into school.
Our topic this half term should be "Why can't I have chocolate for breakfast?" so I thought we could have some fun with this topic as part of our home learning.
What is your favourite breakfast? Is it a healthy or unhealthy breakfast? Help your adult prepare a special healthy breakfast for your family. Take photographs and send them into school.
Can you teach your family the very silly song Twinkle, twinkle, chocolate bar?
What other silly food related poems and songs can you learn together?
You could make a list of them and send it to school for us to share with your friends.
Read or listen to the story "I Will Not Ever Eat a Tomato" by Lauren Child.
After reading the story think about your favourite food. What would you "not ever" eat? Why not? Encourage your child to use the words sweet, sour, spicy, crispy, crunchy, soft to describe the foods they like and dislike. Can you make a list of foods you would like to try? Maybe you could try one new thing each week.
Use a variety of fruits and vegetables to create an artistic master piece. You could arrange the fruit and vegetables in a bowl and take photographs. Use different materials and media to create pictures of your chosen fruit and vegetables. Why not try to do fruit and vegetable printing. You could use broccoli, apple, potato, pepper and celery.
Week beginning 15th June 2020
Hello Superheroes, I hope you have had a good week. It was rather wet last week so this week I am hoping for some nicer weather so the girls and I can enjoy our daily walk without getting soaking wet!
Next week I would like you to listen to or watch another one of my favourite stories, Guess How Much I Love You written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram.
If you don't have the book you can follow the link to watch the animated version.
After listening to the story why not talk about the people you love. What do you love about them the most? Ask a grown up to write down all your ideas. You can use the template below for your pictures too. Why not post your ideas to the person you love and brighten up their day.
Practise you counting skills by counting the objects on the activity sheet - you can practise making marks to record the numbers too.
I am sure you have all been doing lots of craft activities and practising holding your pens and pencils. Can you follow the Big Nutbrown Hare on these pencil control sheets?
Can you identify the matching pairs in this game? How many pairs can you find? Will you win the game?
On Sunday it will be Father's Day. Father's Day is a day which is dedicated to thanking our father's and father figures for all that they do for us. Why not create a special Father's Day card to someone who you love. You can be as creative as you like or use the template below to create a special card.
Week beginning 8th June 2020
Hello Superheroes! I hope you have all enjoyed a lovely few weeks for half term break. I have enjoyed spending some quality time with my family and I am still missing you all so much.
This week I would like you all to read one of my favourite children's stories, Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne.
It is a wonderful story based in a village in Africa. Firstly listen to the story without looking at the pictures. This way you will get a big surprise, just like Handa. The next time you listen to the story look closely at the pictures and see what happens to the basket of fruit.
Once you have listened to the story why not try some of these activities.
* Think of a time you have had a surprise. Talk about it with your grown up.
* Talk about the animals in the story. Which animal is your favourite? Why is it your favourite? What do you like about it? Can you draw or paint your favourite animal?
* Have a look at the PowerPoint Guess the African Animal - how many can you guess correctly.
* Create a fruit salad or fruit kebab using some of the fruits from the story or some of your favourite fruits. Do they all taste the same? Use all of your senses to describe the different fruits you use.
* Collect a selection of fruit. Which fruit is the heaviest? Which is the lightest? Compare the fruit using your hands as balancing scales.
* Complete the addition worksheet - try very hard to record the numerals using the correct orientation.
I love to see you all enjoying your home learning activities so please remember to email in some photographs to school.
Take care and stay safe
Love Mrs Blakemore x
Week commencing 18th May 2020
Nature provides countless opportunities for discovery, creativity, problem solving and education. Interacting with the natural environment allows us to learn by doing and experiment with ideas in nature. This week I would like us to explore our natural environment to experience the sights, scents, sounds and textures of the outdoors.
Some very famous artists have been inspired by nature to create paintings, music and poetry. I wonder how our natural world will inspire you this week.
Here are few ideas for you to try;
* Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, created a piece of classical music called 'The Four Seasons'. It is split up into different sections which tries to sound like the season it is named after. Listen to each section of music - what do you think inspired Vivaldi?
Sit in your garden at different times of the day. Close your eyes and listen to the different sounds that could inspire your own music. Can you use your body to make the sounds of the morning birds?
* Collect natural materials from your garden or on your daily walk. Use the different objects to create a collage picture. Can you change how you arrange the objects to create a different picture?
* Awaken your senses and go on a nature walk. What can you see, smell, touch and taste in the great outdoors?
* Painting with nature - can you find different natural materials to paint with? You could try painting with leaves, twigs, petals or anything else you can find.
* Sorting - can you find all the colours of the rainbow in your garden or on your daily walk? Why not collect them like the picture above.
* Can you collect lots of different natural resources to create your own numbers?
* Sort all the objects you collect on your walk or in the garden - which object did you find the most of?
I can not wait to see how you get creative this week so please send in your photos and videos to the school email address. Stay safe everyone.
Week commencing 11th May 2020
I hope you are all safe and well and enjoyed the beautiful weather and VE day celebrations over the weekend. We have had a lovely weekend in the garden. For VE day we decorated the house with bunting and enjoyed listening to old music and we even attempted the Lindy hop dance. At 4pm we ventured out for our cream tea and cakes but unfortunately we didn't see any of our new neighbours. We still had fun and remembered the importance sacrifice so many people made during the war.
Having spoken to all of your grown ups and some of you over the past few weeks it seems that you are all doing some amazing things as part of your home learning. This week I thought we would have a little focus on our phonic and number skills.
Alliteration happens when words start with the same sound are used repeatedly in a phrase or sentence. One fun feature of alliteration is when it becomes a tongue twister! For example. "Peter piper pickled a peck of pickled pears" Using alliteration can you make up silly names for each other or animals? Brilliant Blakemore! Busy bumble bees. Loud lonely lions! What funny things will you come up with?
Why not use the "I spy" sheet and see how many things you can find that start with the same sound.
Rhythm and Rhyme
Get into the rhythm of language: Jump or stamp to the rhythm of a song or nursery rhyme; march or clap to a chant or poem. Help your child move to the rhythm of a song or rhyme. Read or say poems, song, nursery rhymes and rhyming stories as often as you can, Try out some rhythmic chanting such as "two, four, six, eight, hurry up or we'll be late" or "Bip, bop, boo, who are you?"
Oral blending and Segmenting
This is all oral (spoken). We would not expect your child to match the letter and the sound at this stage. The emphasis is on helping children to hear and separate sounds in words and to create spoken words Oral blending and Segmenting is a later skills that will be important when the time comes for your child to read and write. It is really important to be able to hear the separate sounds within a word and then blend them together to understand that word. Blending is a vital skill for reading. The separate sounds (phonemes) of the word are spoken aloud, in order, all through the word and are then merged together into the whole word. This merging is called blending. For example the adult would say c-a-t = cat. Segmenting is a vital skill for spelling. The whole word is spoken aloud, then broken up into its separate sounds (phoneme) in order, all through the word. For example, the adult would say cat = c-a-t
Now for some Superhero maths! Continue to practise our counting songs, such as "1, 2, 3, 4, 5 once I caught a fish alive", "10 fat sausages" and "5 Little Ducks" along with some of these Superhero maths activities involving counting and addition. There are lots of resources to help you with these skills but please don't think you have to do them all in a week. Take your time and make it fun.
Home learning Week Commencing 4th May
This week you will hear lots of people talking about VE Day. VE Day stands for 'Victory in Europe' and marks the day towards the end of World War 2 when fighting against Germany stopped. This year, it is 75 years since the fighting stopped. Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister in 1945. On 8th May 1945 at 3pm Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio that the war had ended. People were extremely happy that the fighting was coming to an end because it was so dangerous and frightening. There were big celebrations and street parties.
Lots of people wore red, white and blue. Many people went to Buckingham Palace in London. The people cheered when King George VI and his family came out onto the balcony to say hello to everybody. King George was Queen Elizabeth's Dad!
Although we are not allowed to join everyone in our street for a party this year we can still celebrate in other ways. Have a look at some of these activities.
Home Learning Week commencing 27th April
Hello Superheroes! It was so lovely to speak to so many of you and your grown ups last week. Receiving all of your wonderful emails with photographs showing what you have all been getting up to also brightened up my week. I am missing you all so very much, but I'm glad that you are all staying home and keeping safe.
This week I thought we would enjoy one of my favourite traditional stories, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I am sure lots of you will have heard the story of a little girl who goes inside the bears house without being invited and gets up to mischief. If not why don't you enjoy this book with your family.
After reading the story a few times you could try to join in with the repeated refrains or even ask your family to help you to act it out. Which character would you like to be?
Here is a fun science expereiment for you try. it's called 'What makes porridge yummy?" Let me know what you think by sending your photographs or short videos into school.
NHS Appreciation Week
20th April 2020
I hope you all continue to be safe and well. You might have heard a lot recently about something called the NHS. This means the National Health Service. The NHS provides everyone in our country with healthcare. We are lucky to have the NHS because not all countries have this service which means they have to pay to see a doctor, nurse or dentist and if they need to go into hospital it can cost a lot of money.
This week our home learning is all about the NHS and showing that we are all grateful to everyone working in the NHS and all the hard work that they do to help others.
One man in particular has filled the news with his amazing achievement of raising over £26.5million for the NHS and that special man is Captain Tom Moore. The 99 year old has won the hearts of the nation with his charitable efforts by walking 100 lengths of his garden. Captain Tom will celebrate his 100th birthday on the 30 April. You could make a card for Captain Tom and send it to him.
Not all superheroes wear capes!
Some wear scrubs, blues or uniforms. Invent your own superhero. What qualities would you have? What would your superpower be?
Make a heart to show your love for the NHS and Key Workers. You could make this out of salt dough, pebbles in your garden or anything else you can think of.
Take part in the weekly #ClapforourNHS #ClapforourKeyWorkers on a Thursday at 8pm.
Why not become a NHS hero yourself by playing doctors and nurses with your toys or teddy bears? How will you help them to get better?
Could you make up your own song about he importance of handwashing? Share this with school so that we can share it with our school community as a friendly reminder. Here is the link to one song I know you will love!
Happy Easter Superheroes! I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter with your family. Easter Sunday was lots of fun for The Blakemore's with egg hunts, Easter baking and messy craft activities. As it is the Easter Holidays this weeks home learning is focused around having fun. Stay safe everyone.
Home Learning Week beginning 06.04.20
Hi Superheroes, I hope you are all safe and well. I am missing you all so much and thinking of you lots. Over the next week I hope you enjoy Easter celebrations with your family. Here are a few Easter themed activities for you to try. Please remember you can email your home learning fun with school for us to share on Facebook. I'd love to see all your messages.
Why not try to create a handprint chick? You could add some spring flowers or blossom trees using finger prints or tissue paper.
Home Learning - Week Beginning 30.03.20
* It's not long until Easter now. This week, can you show your creative skills by decorating a egg. Draw an egg shape on some paper or card and then decorate it - you could use paints, crayons, even collage materials.
* Read a book that has a bird or an egg in it. If you can't find a book of your own at home, remember that you can always have a look online.
23.03.2020 Home Learning - Week 2
* Why not paint/collage a rainbow of hope, take a photo and email it to school for us to share on our school Facebook page?
* Why not make your own pair of binoculars? You could then go outside into your garden, enjoy the sunshine and look for birds. Count how many birds that you see.
* Do you know any songs about birds? Can you sing five little ducks?
* Share one of your favourite books with someone in your home.
18.03.19 - Home Learning Week 1