Good Morning! I hope you have all had a lovely half term break and enjoyed spending time with your families.
I’m sorry I can’t be with you at school this week, but we will all be back together very soon!
I hope you are ready for some fabulous home learning.
Here’s a joke to start off our week!
Why are teddy bears never hungry?
They are always stuffed! 😊
Far, Far Away!
This half term, our topic is ‘Far, Far Away!’
We will be reading lots of fairy stories and traditional tales this half term. Do you have a favourite? My favourite is Rapunzel. I always wanted really long hair when I was little!
Before we begin with our traditional tales, we will be learning about the traditions of Bonfire Night which is on 5th November.
We will also be learning about Remembrance Day and the reason we wear Poppies to remember soldiers who have fought in the war to keep us safe. Remembrance Sunday is on 8th November and Remembrance Day is on 11th November. We will be back in school for Remembrance Day and we have a lovely video to watch from Cbeebies all about Remembrance to help us reflect and think about our wonderful soldiers who keep us safe.
Bonfire night 🔥
A very long time ago – more than 400 years, a man named Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the building with the government and the king inside! Thankfully, he was caught before he could do it and King James wanted to celebrate that he lived through the terrible plot! He decided that every year on the 5th November, the people of Great Britain would celebrate by having bonfires, fireworks displays, lighting sparklers and eating foods like jacket potatoes, toffee apples and bonfire toffee.
Here is a little rhyme to help you remember!
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder treason and plot,
I know of no reason,
Why gunpowder treason,
Should ever be forgot!
Lets get Moving!
Your moving challenge for today is to teach your parent or carer to do the Funky Monkey! Don’t forget those monkey arms!!
Next week we will begin our phonics sessions where we learn the sounds that letters make. Here is a video to watch to so that you know how to pronounce the sounds correctly.
Some of you already know some letter names which is great, but we will be concentrating on the sounds for each letter. We will begin with the ‘m’ sound. To make this sound, your lips are closed, and you say “mmmmmm”. We look at the picture for each sound too. For the ‘m’ sound the picture is Maisy and her Mountain. We see the picture and we say “Maisy, mountain, mountain”.
Additional activities (Optional):
*If you have some playdough at home, you could have a go at making some models of your family or some funny faces.
* Practise counting by counting your teddies or dollies, just like we count the children in our classroom. You could even sing the songs!
See you all very soon!
Mrs Jones 😊
Here are some songs that we sing at nursery every day.
Here are some action songs that we enjoy doing at nursery too.