We just wanted to wish you all a fantastic summer holiday-we hope you enjoy every moment!
Thank you so much for sharing some of your proud moments with us, we cant wait to hear all your lovely holiday memories too! For those of you who we won't get to see in September 'Good Luck in your new schools'
I have another family birthday today (my youngest son is 14) so I'm looking forward to some yummy chocolate cake later and we'll celebrate properly tomorrow. We'll be having a double celebration tomorrow as my eldest son has just graduated from university too.
For those of you starting in Reception with us, Miss Wilmshurst has written you a lovely message. You're all little superstars and Miss Wilmshurst is so excited to be your new teacher. For those of you starting Reception in another school, good luck- your new school will be lucky to have you! Some of you will be back in Nursery and this makes me so happy, I can't wait! I've written a message for you on the new starters class page.
Have a brilliant weekend everyone and stay safe!
Love from Mrs Grey x
Below is your Home Learning Pack for Week 13, I hope you enjoy the activities!
Remember, if you have requested a paper pack these can be collected from the school office today between 9.30- 10am. These will differ from the online pack but will contain lots of activities to keep you busy. Make sure you have plenty free play time too!
Lots of you have said you would like to pick up a paper home learning pack from school. These will be available on Monday 6th July between 9.30- 10 am. Please contact the office to let us know if you will be collecting a pack.
We hope you have all had a lovely weekend!
It was so lovely to speak to some of you and your families on the telephone, if you've not heard from Myself or Miss Elliott yet we will be continuing calls throughout the week, whilst we're in school.
Below is your home learning pack for week 11, this will be updated each Monday as usual and I will also be recording a story for you all to listen to each Friday. It has been lovely to see what you've been doing on Tapestry, from home learning activities to very creative Father's Day gifts and more.
We hope you have enjoyed some of the activities from our class page, it has been so lovely to see some of the amazing things you've been doing on Tapestry. I know some of you have picked up the home learning packs from school too and are enjoying the activities from there, you are all little superstars! . I'm sure you have all had lots of play time too and this is just as important for your development and well-being (click on picture link below). Above all we want happy little people!
Miss Elliott and I will be contacting you all across the days we are in school (I am in Monday- Wednesday and Miss Elliott will be in Thursday- Friday) we are aiming for the telephone calls to be made between 3-3.30 pm for me and 9.30-10 am for Miss Elliott so you will get to speak to one of us. Don't worry if you're not home, we will try again on one of our days. I'm really looking forward to this as I've not had a chance to meet all of you yet, so it will be nice to at least speak to you and your families and find out how you are all doing.
We hope you and your families are well and enjoying some of your activities. I have loved seeing the things you have been doing at home on Tapestry.
I have been in school this week, looking after some of your lovely friends. I know that you will be missing each other and all your familiar adults in school, they're all missing you too! In school we have been talking about our friendships and how we can show the people we are missing how much we care. We have made some hugs, written some messages and drawn pictures for our special people, who we can't see at the moment.; you could do this at home too!
Below is a link to a lovely video telling the story of a hedgehog and a tortoise who just want to give each other a hug and also for some craft activity ideas to make a virtual hug for your loved ones.
We hope you are all well and enjoying some of your activities. Next week is half term so have lots of fun doing whatever you choose to do, it looks like the weather is going to be nice too! I will update your home learning pack after half term but I have included a link to some home learning activities below for all those Julia Donaldson, Axel Sheffler fans (I have seen some of you on Tapestry) - you might want to try these after your half term break.
I hope you are all enjoying the lovely sunshine today!
I have absolutely loved seeing all of the fantastic things you have been doing on Tapestry, it makes me so happy! Did you enjoy seeing some of the things your friends have been doing in our virtual achievement assembly? You are all doing brilliant so make sure you give yourselves (and your amazing families) a pat on the back and a great big round of applause because you all deserve it!
We are going for our family walk later today, so I will get some more photographs. We are hoping to get some of our auntie and uncle's little lambs this time, they keep chickens and alpacas too.
Whatever you are all doing today, keep smiling and have lots of fun!
You can share your proud moments and experiences with your friends by emailing Miss Hughes at: firstname.lastname@example.org and marking 'Photos for Gallery'.
I hope you are all having a lovely day and enjoying the sunshine.
I have been hearing lots on Tapestry about your talents and all the amazing creative ideas you and your families have had. Why not have a family talent show ⭐⭐⭐ You could sing, dance, play an instrument (you could make your own), tell a joke, do a magic trick, show off your trampolining skills etc. From what I have seen so far, there's no end to Nursery's talents! ✨ Your toys could be part of your audience and you could ask a grown up to video call your relative. Maybe you could make a poster, tickets and some prizes. Just have lots of fun and create some lovely memories together.
Perhaps you could send some photos in for our class gallery.
Email: email@example.com and mark 'photos for gallery'
I hope you are all well and enjoying activities from your 'Week 5 Home Learning Pack', as well as some of your own. Are any of you busy preparing a VE Day celebration for tomorrow? Have you made some bunting? Have you baked some tasty treats? Remember to put on your party clothes and have lots of fun!
Have any of you been busy preparing a VE Day celebration?
I have loved seeing some of your amazing achievements on Tapestry; you can share your proud moments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for our school website and for our virtual achievement assembly too (see details below).
On Monday, it was my daughter's birthday so we ordered pizza with cookies and had some lovely cupcakes; she had a chocolate birthday cake too, it took her a while to blow out her 12 candles! She misses her friends, but we still managed to have a lovely day and we played a family quiz too.
This week we have been watching movies on Disney + 'Lady and the Tramp' was the latest; it was really good! We have been busy making cheese scones and our own pizzas as well as enjoying our daily walks.
We are going on a family walk at teatime so I am going to find a stone to decorate for our 'Garden of Hope'(see week 5 home learning pack) , I will send a picture when it's all done.
Tomorrow, We are having a picnic tea in our garden to celebrate VE Day. Whatever you decide to do, have lots of fun and enjoy your bank holiday weekend!
Keep smiling and stay safe!
Mrs Grey x
I have attached some spot the difference sheets for you if you would like to have a go.
Miss Elliott says hi too! She's been enjoying lots of outdoor learning activities with her little boy Thomas!
Have you seen the message we have sent to you all on the website? We had lots of fun writing and decorating our words, then Miss Wilmshurst put them all together in a little video. My word was 'we' and Miss Elliott's word was 'all'. Miss Elliott thought it would be nice to let you know what she has been doing at home, so she has sent you a little message today too.
I have been busy at home helping my two youngest children with their school work (they're 11 and 13) and enjoying lots of family time together. It's never quiet in our house, as there are six of us, but we are making the most of having this time together. We are all looking forward to seeing the rest of our family soon; we have two new little nephews/ cousins that we can't wait to cuddle!
It's one of my nephew's birthday tomorrow and my youngest daughter Libby will be 12 on Monday. We are going to bake lots of treats for her birthday and if the weather is nice we might have a barbecue. Libby is a really good reader and when she was your age her favourite book was 'The Gruffalo's Child'. We still have the book but it looks very old and a bit tatty as she used to take it everywhere, she even used to take it on holiday! We shared lots of books together and she enjoyed telling the stories to her family, friends and toys. I have included a little video clip of her, when she was your age, telling part of the story. Do you know this story? Can you tell your grown up what happens next?
I hope you are staying safe and well, I miss you all so much. I have been very busy baking with my son, Thomas and making dens.
We also planted some sunflower seeds in the garden. We had a game of hide and seek around the house, which was lots of fun. I can't wait to see you all very soon.
Take care, lots of love from Miss Elliott xx
I hope you have all had a lovely day!
I was at Beech Hill School yesterday, with Miss Elliott, Miss McDowell and Mrs Sample. We all enjoyed spending the day with some lovely children from Walbottle Village Beech Hill.
Miss Elliott is missing you all and is so happy to hear of all the lovely things you have been doing at home with your families, she agrees you are all little superstars! Mrs Reilly and Mrs Peverall also agree and they are so proud of you all! Mrs Peverall welcomed her beautiful baby girl 'Amelie' into the world on Wednesday.
I hope you are all enjoying some of the suggested activities , along with some of your own. It has been lovely to see some of your achievements on Tapestry; don't forget you can share some of these for the school gallery too. You can send these via email to: email@example.com (make sure you mark them as 'photographs for gallery').
I am looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Stay safe everyone!
I have attached some links below for RWI and free audio books.
Nursery are currently working within Set 1 and are up to 'n' and RWI daily sessions are currently at Set 1 'l' so I will timetable these as regular sessions once the cycle has restarted. Please feel free to access these in the meantime, along with the story time and poetry resources.
I hope you are all keeping busy and enjoying the lovely sunshine with your families!
I was lucky enough to have a week in nursery before we closed, which meant I got to meet lots of you; this was lovely! Mrs Reilly, Mrs Peverall and Miss Elliott have also told me lots of lovely things about each and every one of you. This makes me feel like I know you all already and I’m so excited to see you all back at nursery.
It has been lovely to see what you’ve been getting up to on Tapestry and great to see all the fantastic ideas you’ve had. I am so impressed! I have ordered some special stickers for when we are back; I’ve a feeling I’m going to need lots of these for all you little superstars!
It would be great for you to be able to show your friends and everyone from school what you’ve been enjoying at home. Miss Hughes is busy creating a gallery, so if you’d like to share photographs and news of anything you’ve been doing, you can email these to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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