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12.7.24

Fantasy

This week we have been:

Learning about superheroes by reading ‘Supertato’. We had lots of fun with naughty Evil Pea. We drew our own super potatoes and made our own sweet potatoes using potatoes.

In maths this week we have been thinking about adding two numbers together. We used ladybirds to help us do this. We then said the calculation when we had finished. Please explore the ladybird game on top marks at home.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

This week we continued our learning about the summer. We explored things that you can only do during the summer that you can’t really do during winter and autumn. One of those things was playing with water inside and outside. We have been exploring full, empty and half full using special containers and pip-pets in the water tray.

This week we have also visited our new classroom and met some of our new friends we will have when we go to reception. We have also been to meet our new teachers and shared a story with them. We really enjoyed our time in our new classes.

Over the last few days we will be:

  • Exploring trolls through stories.
  • Using treasure to help us count jewels and think about money.
  • Exploring castles, knights and continuing with pirates.
  • Reading the story, Daniel and the lions den.
  • Visiting our new teacher in our new classroom.

Messages home

As you are aware it’s coming to the end of our year with your children. We are doing our very best to send home as much as we can with the children so please don’t be alarmed if our classroom is looking a little bit bare at the moment.

We will be having a class party, however I am unsure when at the moment. We are happy to provide the food for the children so there is no need for any donations, thank you.

Thank you for all your support this year, Mrs Herne

Mrs Huter and Mrs Woode.

28.6.24

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This week we have been:

Reading the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. We have been using the soft toys to retell the story and sequencing the story using pictures from the story. We have been drawing pictures and writing words about the food at the hungry caterpillar ate. We have been taking care of five tiny caterpillars, they have been eating their food and they turned into fat caterpillars! They then turned into cocoons and we have been waiting for them to hatch into butterflies. This week they turned into butterflies and we released them into the school garden on Friday.

In maths this week we have been exploring symmetry. We have been talking about what symmetry is and making our own symmetrical pictures using the painting table. We have also explored using the mirrors in the sand tray and noticed symmetry on our butterflies when they hatched this week!

We have been singing 10 green bottles this week. We have been using the bottles in the maths area and using the song on the board. We know that the number starts with 10 and as the song goes along the number gets smaller and smaller.

In RE this week we have been learning about Pentecost. We recapped over the Ascension and spoke about what Pentecost is.

In science this week we have been focusing on the life-cycle of a butterfly. We have really enjoyed watching the caterpillars turn into cocoons and then into butterflies. we have also been exploring the life-cycle in the water tray and we watched the life-cycle of a butterfly using Ben and Holly and Vida the vet. We enjoyed watching them fly into the world on Friday. 

We had great fun at the sports day this week! We really enjoyed working as a team and taking part in lots of different races. Please have a look at our photos from the morning. 

Sports day 1

Sports day 2

Next week we will be:

  • Learning about super heroes
  • Continuing our learning about symmetry
  • Exploring space through the ’10 little men in a flying saucer’ song
  • Learning about the animals we will see on our trip to Battersea Park Zoo.

Messages Home

Wednesday, the 3rd of July will be our class trip to Battersea Park. Please ensure the children are in school on time on that day and wearing full school uniform. Please ensure they are also wearing sensible walking shoes and have their packed lunch in a plastic bag if they are bringing their own lunch.

As we are coming to the last few weeks before the summer we are starting to get things ready for the end of this school year. The last day of school for the children will be Tuesday 23rd July. Please let us know if your plans are different.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Huter  and Mrs Woode

21.6.24

Fantasy

This week we have been:

Reading the story ‘On the way home’. The little girl had an eventful journey home, she made up lots of different stories about how she got her bad knee. This week we have been making up our own stories by deciding who they would bump into and where they were going.

We have been thinking about rhyme this week by reading the stories ‘One mole digging a hole’ and ‘Pass the jam Jim’. We have been picking out the words that rhyme and thinking about the words that do not rhyme. We have also been learning a new rhyme this week called ‘Molly golly’. We hope you enjoy this in your rhyme books. The children have also really enjoyed singing 5 cheeky monkeys!

In math’s this week we have been thinking about heavier and lighter. We have been exploring different things to see whether they’re heavier or lighter than each other. We have also been using the scales and talking about more means heavier and less means lighter.

With kit and pup this week we have been exploring wet and dry and open and closed. We had buckets in the water and buckets in the sand and we were talking about what it’s like if it’s wet and what it’s like if it’s dry, we also used heavier and lighter in this learning. As the weather is getting warmer we might be packing a case ready to go on holiday so we have been thinking about what would fit into the case to make sure that it closed but we put too much in our case and the case kept on opening!

 

We re-visited Road safety this week. We have been re-capping over stop, look, listen, before you cross the street, hold hands, buckle up if you’re in the car and use the zebra crossing when you can. We have been helping SuperCat teach Sam about what he should do when he is next to the road, we also used the Signs and the zebra crossing when we were outside this week.

In science this week we have continued and learning about caterpillars and butterflies. Our five caterpillars have now turned into five cocoons and we are watching them to see what happens. We hope that we will get five beautiful butterflies, it will take about 14 days and so far they have been in the cocoons for seven days! We moved the cocoons into their butterfly home. 

Next week we will be:

  • Reading the story the hungry caterpillar and retelling the story.
  • Learning about symmetry.
  • Learning about Pentecost.
  • Exploring the life-cycle of a caterpillar into a butterfly.

Messages Home

Please make sure the children have a thin jacket when they come to school, it can sometimes be chilly in our garden first thing in the morning.

Friday, the 28th of June will be sports day. You are welcome to come along and join in please ensure the children are wearing their uniform and sensible shoes.

Thank you for your ongoing support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Woode  and Mrs Huter

14.6.24

Traditional tales

This week we have been:

Reading the story ‘A wolf at the door’. Baby bear was at home and all his friends were running away from the wolf! They went to hide in baby bears house.  Lots of different traditional story characters came to baby bears house. They were all very scared but they realised that it was just their friend Wolfie.

Our rhyme this week was ‘The lion and the unicorn’ the children really enjoyed singing the rhyme and thinking about what it meant we hope you enjoy this at home.

In maths this week we have continued our learning on solid 3-D shapes. The children have really enjoyed exploring 3-D shapes and making their own using flat 2-D shapes. We also went on a shape hunt to see which shapes we could find. We have continued this learning by sending home a solid 3-D shape home learning sheet for you to do with your children at home.

In RE this week we have been learning about ‘Father’s Day’ and making Father’s Day cards. We have also learnt about the Ascension. We went to the hall to look at the very large icon, we spoke about all the people in the icon that we could see in the icon and learnt about what was happening

This week we had some little visitors visit our class! They are very tiny caterpillars! They have been eating food for almost 2 weeks and are almost ready to become cocoons. we are looking forward to watching them grow and seeing what they transform into!

We have also been very busy this week getting ready for our class assembly!

Next week we will be:

  • Starting to think about fantasy stories.
  • Learning about weight, focusing on heavier and lighter.
  • Learning about open and closed and wet and dry with Kit and Pup.
  • Re-visiting being safe on the road.

Messages Home

Thank you to all of you who made it to our class assembly we hope you enjoyed it and enjoyed learning about all the things the children have been learning about this year.

Thank you for all your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Woode and Mrs Huter

24.5.24

Traditional tales

This week we have been

Reading a range of traditional tales including ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’, ‘Chicken Licken’ and ‘The enormous turnip’. We have been focusing on size this week and using the stories to help us. We have been making different size beds different size chairs and ordering the sizes of the turnips.
We have also been reading the story ‘My cat likes to hide in boxes’. We were using the toy cats and a range of boxes and thinking about the different sizes. We were trying to fit the cats into the boxes. Some of us made a car for all the cats to go inside using the big blocks.

We used the Goldilocks story in our writing this week. We decided that Goldilocks should write a letter to the three bears to say that she was sorry.

We used ‘Kit and Pup’ this week to explore heavy and light. We watched the video and then we explored ourselves using some scales and some boxes wrapped up as presents. We also had a box of feathers that were very light and we were making them fly by blowing them.

In our RE this week we have been exploring and re-visiting the story Noah’s Ark. We were using the Ark in the water tray and talking about the animals going in 2 by 2. The children also drew their own arks and labelled the animals.

During our ‘Enormous turnip’ learning we were talking about growing vegetables. The children loved exploring growing vegetables outside in the builders tray, we will continue this learning next week when we’re learning about Jack and the Beanstalk.

Next week we will be

  • Continuing our traditional tales by reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘The three billy goats gruff’.
  • Thinking about size using our stories, focusing on height.
  • Learning about how seeds grow.
  • Reading ‘Mae among the stars’ as part of our black history learning.

Messages Home

Please ensure the children always have a coat when they’re in school, something light and waterproof would be perfect. You can leave these on the children’s pegs if you do not wish to bring them backwards and forwards from school.

Just a reminder about our class assembly is on Friday, the 14th of June it would be really great if you could all come to watch the children tell you all about their learning from this year.

Please help us spread the word about your child’s year at St Cyprian’s Nursery. We aim to provide the best for each child, ensuring that they meet their full potential. We would love to provide this enriched curriculum to every child possible!

Thank you for your ongoing support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Woode and Mrs Huter

17.5.24

Animals

This week we have been

This week we have been learning about tigers. We have been reading the story the ‘Tiger who came to tea’. We have been making our own Tigers, exploring Tigers in the construction area and we even had a ‘Tiger who came to tea’ tea party!! The children really enjoyed dressing up as tigers for the day and having our tiger tea together outside. The children buttered their own bread with a choice of butter, jam or cheese and they had juice too. Mrs Huter also did some face painting!

Please check out the photos!! – [pdf_embed url=”https://www.stcypriansprimaryacademy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/The-Tiger-who-came-to-Tea-page.pdf”]

In maths this week we have been counting using tigers and we have also started grouping numbers into 10 and adding more. We have also been reading Barty’s scarf  looking at length. We have been talking about short and long and making short and tall towers using the cubes.

In RE this week we have been learning about Islam. Miss Ali came to visit us and she was explaining a little bit about her religion and how she prays. The children saw her prayer mat and they got to try on some of the headscarves. she then stayed for a little while and played with the children. This showed the children that although Miss Ali wears a scarf on her head it makes her no different to anybody else and we are all the same.

Please check out the photos!! [pdf_embed url=”https://www.stcypriansprimaryacademy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Islam-with-Mrs-Ali-page.pdf”]

This week we have continued our road safety learning. We revisited ‘stop, look and listen before you cross the road, hold hands, use the zebra crossing, be bright be seen and wear your seat belt when you’re in the car. This week we have been looking at stranger danger, who is a stranger? who is a safer stranger? Where is a safe place to go to if we need help?

Next week we will be

  • Reading Goldilocks and the three bears, Chicken Licken, The Enormous turnip and my cat likes to hide in boxes.
  • Learning about size and heavy and light.
  • Revisiting Noah’s Ark

Messages Home

As you can tell by this week the weather changes day by day. Please do ensure that the children have their coats when they come to school just in case the weather is not that warm and we would like to go outside.

Friday, the 14th of June will be our class assembly you are all invited to come and watch, we hope to start at around 9:15 am and should be about 20 minutes.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Huter and Mrs Woode

10.5.24

Animals

This week we have been

Reading the story ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ the children have really enjoyed retelling the story themselves in the sand tray and exploring all the areas in the story, they really enjoyed meeting the bear and watching him chase the family back to the house. We also explored ways of moving a ping-pong ball around each area in the story. The children really enjoyed blowing through a straw and seeing which area works best. We found that the ball rolls ok in the water, ok on the grass but it gets stuck in the trees, in the mud and in the snow!

We continued our learning about bears this week by singing 10 little teddy bears bouncing on the bed and singing round and round the garden which is the children’s rhyme this week.

In maths this week we have been looking at ‘ty’ and ‘teen’ at the end of numbers. We have been counting in tens to 100 and we have been adding single units to tens to see what number it makes.

In RE this week we read the story ‘The Good Samaritan’. The children really understood that it’s important to help everybody who might need our help.

Next week we will be

  • Continue in our learning on animals by exploring the book the Tiger who came to tea.
  • We will be counting using the story the Tiger who came to tea.
  • Reviewing our road safety learning and learning about stranger danger when we are by the roads.
  • Having a special visitor to help us explore Islam.

Messages Home

Please note although the weather is getting warmer the children still need to have their coats when they come to school. This can be a raincoat that’s nice and light or you can leave a coat in school in case we need it.

As we will also be using outside as much as possible so please put sun lotion on the children if you feel they need it, unfortunately we do not have the time to put sun lotion on all the children ourselves.

Tuesday, the 14th of May is our ‘Tiger day’ the children can come dressed for school as a tiger or dressed in orange and black for the day. We will be offering to paint the children’s faces for them but we will check with you first!

Thank you for all your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Woode and Mrs Huter

19.4.24

Easter

This week we have been:

This week was Easter week and we finished telling the Easter story. The children enjoyed telling me the Easter story while making the Easter mobiles. The children have really enjoyed acting out the Easter story using the props that we have in class.  The girls went to the hall to add flowers to the epitaphion. You will have noticed the children have taken home the Easter bags, this contains some of the things that we have been making to help us celebrate Easter. Here is some information about the red egg that was sent home. We encourage you not to eat it. [Red-eggs-info.pdf]  We also went to the Easter assembly and the children really enjoyed watching each day that we have been acting out in class. The children sat really well for such a long time and we are very very proud of them. 

In maths this week we continued on learning on 3-D shapes. We use the topic of Easter to play an Easter 3-D shape game on the board. The children are really starting to understand the names of the 3D shapes and knowing whether they are solid or flat. We also used the shape train video to help us understand where you might use flat and solid shape.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBUjH2KJns4

This week we looked at the basic skills of cooking, tools that you need, ingredients that you need and the actions that we do when we are cooking. We have had fun in the water tray making our own porridge using spoons, bowls, porridge, and water.

In PE this week we went outside onto the Astroturf the children were exploring using balls. We were kicking, throwing and catching and scoring goals. The children really enjoyed doing PE outside and we will continue this when the weather gets better during the summer term. 

After half term we will be:

  • Going back to our learning about animals, focusing on bears
  • Thinking about ty and teen in numbers.
  • Learning about the Good Samaritan.
  • Exploring ways of moving a ball.

Messages home

Just a reminder that the school closes for Easter on Tuesday 23rd April. The nursery children all finish at 11:50 on this day. There is no afternoon session.

We have sent your rhyme books home, please keep these at home now for the holidays and return them when we come back to school after the holiday. We will still change reading books on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd April.

You will be receiving a letter about ‘Tiger day’ on Tuesday the 14th of May. We would like the children to come to school dressed as a tiger for the day. We will be having a tea party and we would really like the children to be dressed up as a tiger or wearing orange and black for the day.

I hope you all have a lovely break. We will look forward to seeing you all back for the summer tern on Tuesday 7th May.

Please can you ensure that the children are wearing the correct uniform to school, this includes navy blue or black coat and black shoes.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Woode and Mrs Huter

12.4.24

Easter/Animals

This week we have been:

Learning about Holy Week, Easter. So far we have learnt about Palm Sunday, Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday and Holy Wednesday. We have been acting out the story and talking about each day. We have also enjoyed making a sweet Greek bread called Lazarakia. Next week we will be continuing our learning about Holy Week and taking part in our Easter assembly.

We watched a video called Jesus loves me, the children knew the song and enjoyed looking closer at the words in the song and what they mean, the children took a cross home to remind them that Jesus loves them.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QSaWPYb6_6k&pp=ygUOamVzdXMgbG92ZXMgbWU%3D

In maths this week we have been learning about 3D shapes. We have been identifying solid and flat shapes. We have been looking at 3D shapes in real life and learning the names of the shapes. We will be exploring this more next next.

In science this week we have been learning about liquid and solid. We used kit and pup to show us what a liquid and solid is. We then looked at several items and sorted them into liquid and solid. Please explore this at home with the children.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bcv537/kit-pup-series-1-14-liquid-and-solid?seriesId=more-like-this

Next week we will be:

  • Continuing our Holy Week, Easter learning and taking part in our Easter assembly.
  • Continuing our learning about 3D shapes
  • Exploring how to bake a cake.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Woode and Mrs Huter

6.4.24

Animals

This week we have been:

Reading the story Handa’s surprise. We have enjoyed retelling the story using masks and using the small world in the sand tray. We have also been tasting the different fruit from the story and enjoyed telling our own stories using the wild animals. We have been making shopping lists for Handa so that she can go and buy some new fruit for her friend Akeyo.

In maths this week we have been thinking about things in our class we can count. We had lots of fun counting objects and labelling them. We have also had lots of fun using our number block cubes! We have been making number block towers and comparing them.

In science we have been learning about how to grow flowers. We watched Kit and Pup and then made our own flowers we had fun making our own flower garden and singing Mary Mary quiet contrary.

In Re this week we have started our Easter learning by making our own egg cups. We will be continuing this learning over the next few weeks. We have also been learning about Gods first family, Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve were tricked into eating fruit from the tree of knowledge and were made to live in a horrible place. They wanted to make things right with God so they decided to make the first family, they had two sons Kane and Abel.

Next week we will be:

  • Starting our Holy Week learning and celebrations.
  • Continuing our animal topic through stories.
  • Learning and exploring 3D shapes.
  • learning about liquid and solid.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Huter and Mrs Woode