Sycamores

Happy Father’s Day

The children in sycamores have really enjoyed talking about their dad and what the love doing with them at home. 
To say thank you to all the sycamore’s dads we decided to get the children to draw a lovely picture of you and we have created a gorgeous video to show you all of their drawings.

Happy Easter!

The children have had a wonderful time in nursery this week. We have been enjoying lots of Easter themed activities such as making Easter crowns, going on a carrot hunt and making chocolate nest cakes!
We hope you all have a lovely Easter holidays and look forward to seeing you all when we come back.
Don’t forget if you want to share anything you get up to then you can do this via Evidence Me.

A song….

This is the song we sang….

And this is the song we danced to…

and a Dance!

Home Learning

Day Seven

Biscuits…

Rachel has been making some very stripey biscuits, just like a tiger!
These are very easy to make and we look forward to seeing your tiger biscuits on Evidence Me. 

 

 

Initial sounds…

Paulina has made some new resources for the nursery. Have a look and see if you can identify what the objects are and what letter sound they start with. We look forward to you sharing this with us on Evidence Me.

Tap, tap, what’s in the box?

Vanessa has been playing her favourite game today…What’s in the box? Watch the video to see what animals are hiding in the box. Maybe you could make your own what’s in the box at home and share this with us via Evidence Me.

Tiger Stripes…

Claire has been looking at patterns today. She found lots of stripey things. See what stripey things you can find at home and share this with us on Evidence Me.

Day Six

 

Ball Skills…

Claire and her daughter Florence have been having some fun in their garden today. They have been playing with a football! Watch this video and see if you can do these activities. We look forward to seeing all your ball skills via Evidence Me.

Tiger Fact File…

This video will tell you lots of information about tigers. Watch the video to see what facts you can find out.

Story Time…

Day Five

 

We’re going on a shape hunt…

Paulina has been looking shapes in her house today and she found LOTS! Maybe you could try looking for shapes around your house, we would love to see what shape you find via Evidence Me

Story time…

Vanessa has been reading some stories about feelings and she wanted to share this lovely story with you. Have a think about what colour you are feeling today and share it with us via Evidence Me.

Another tiger story…

This story is about a tiger in the garden, We hope you enjoy it!

Day Four

 

Let’s make some music…

Alison and her tiger friend have been making musical instruments today and dancing to the tiger who came to tea song. See what you can find at home and make your own musical instrument. We can’t wait to see what instruments you make via Evidence Me.

We’re making lots of silly soup…

Rachel has been making silly soup with things that begin with the sound ‘t’. See what you can find in your home that starts with the sound ‘t’, We look forward to seeing what you put in your silly soup via Evidence Me.

Shape Tigers…

Paulina has been having fun cutting and sticking to make a shape tiger. Here she is to explain how you can make one at home. Don’t forget to share your pictures with us via Evidence Me.

Day Three

 

Yummy, yummy in my tummy…

Rachel has been making something fun for her lunch today…PIZZA. She enjoyed it so much she thought that she would share with you the recipe. Hope you have fun making your own pizzas at home and we look forward to seeing your pizza creations on Evidence Me.

Wrap Pizza Recipe

 

Playdough…

Alison has had a go at making playdough today. Here she is to show you what you can make out of playdough. Don’t forget to send us pictures of what you have made via Evidence Me.

Playdough recipe

Salt dough…

Paulina has also been making something exciting. She has made an amazing tiger out of salt dough. Here she is showing you how you can make one to…

Don’t forget to show us your salt dough creations via Evidence Me.

Day Two

 

Shape lunch…

Alison was making her lunch today and she noticed the different shapes of her food. Maybe you can try and make a fun shape lunch today. Don’t forget to share a photo with us via evidence me.

Polish Poem…

Paulina has been reading Polish poems and thought she would share her favourite  with you today.
You could share your favourite stories and poems with us via Evidence Me.

5 currant buns…

Claire has been doing some thinking today about the word fewer. Here is a lovely number song that will help you think about it to. See if you have help Claire to count the currant buns. We would love to see you counting at home, you can show us your amazing counting via Evidence Me.

Day One

Please read the letter below:
Sycamores introduction to home learning

Today we shared the story of ‘The tiger who came to tea.’ read by Vanessa.
If you haven’t already, please look at our planning for the week commencing the 8th of March.
We hope you enjoy our story and keep a look out for more activities, stories and songs to follow on the website.

Don’t forget you can also share any Learning Observations through Evidence Me!
We look forward to seeing what you get up to.

Planning

Week commencing 8th March –

Below please find our planning that we are following in nursery.

Please don’t forget to send any ‘Learning observations’ to nursery via Evidence Me.

The tiger who came to tea

The tiger who came to tea – Together Times

Week commencing 22nd February –

Below please find our planning that we are following in nursery and ways that you can do this if you are choosing to keep your child at home.

Please don’t forget to send any ‘Learning observations’ to nursery via Evidence Me.

Farms and Farm animals

Farm Together Times

 

 

World Book Day!

We had a lovely time in nursery celebrating world book day.

In sycamores we focused on one story and that was ‘The little red hen.’ We asked the children to dress up as animals or farmers from our story and they did not disappoint. Well Done everyone on your amazing costumes!

Week commencing 1st February –

Below please find our planning that we are following in nursery and ways that you can do this if you are choosing to keep your child at home.

Please don’t forget to send any ‘Learning observations’ to nursery via Evidence Me.

Pets

Pets Together Times

See below some pictures of what we have been getting up to at nursery.
We have been looking for animals and birds in the garden, buying things for our pets in our pet shop, making nest cakes and much more…

 

Here is a lovely example of how you can help your child’s learning by creating a vets at home.

Week commencing 18th January –

Below please find our planning that we are following in nursery and ways that you can do this if you are choosing to keep your child at home.

Please don’t forget to send any ‘Learning observations’ to nursery via Evidence Me.

Kipper’s Toybox Planning

Kipper’s Toybox Together times

See below some pictures of what we have been getting up to at nursery.
We have been exploring new toys, making pop-up puppets, reading the toy shop signs and much more…

 

Home Learning

If you are choosing to keep your child at home during this lockdown then here are a few fun activity ideas that you can do at home.
If you do complete any of these activities we would love to see, so don’t forget you can send your photos via Evidence Me.

Home Learning Resources

Home Learning Ideas

Not all of our Sycamores community have English as their first language, taking this into consideration we believe it is really important for the children to learn about the communities and traditions native to their families. Below there is a page with lots of links for traditional stories and songs in different languages, enjoy!

Songs and Stories

The BBC are providing a wide range of home teaching resources both on their television channel and website. Below is the link to the Cbeebies website, where you can find a variety of games, stories and activities to play with your child, enjoy!

Cbeebies learning from home 

Signing

In Sycamores, we often use hand signs along with our words in order to help the children understand what is being said and to teach them new words. Here is Deanna modelling these signs, see if you can practice some of these at home!

Nursery Rhymes

In Sycamores we are always singing, so we thought we would share with you the link and some Nursery Rhyme song sheets that we use in Nursery so that you can enjoy singing lots of Nursery Rhymes at home!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-songs-medleys/zr34bdm

New Resources

Thankyou all for the amazing fundraising you have done this year. We thought we would share with you the resources that we chose to spend this money on. These resources have been used within our classroom and the children are really enjoying them.

It’s Christmas!

The children have been enjoying dancing to the Christmas music and wanted to show off their amazing moves.

Click the video and make sure to watch to the end as the children have a little something they would like to say to you all…

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!

Christmas Activities

 

The children in Sycamores have been very busy the last couple of weeks, getting into the festive mood with a range of activities. The festive fun has been non-stop, we have wrapped up presents, made paper chains, written letters to Santa and posted them in our very special post box. We have decorated the Christmas tree and made our very own tree out of sticks!
And the most anticipated time of the day has been….ADVENT CALENDAR TIME! The children have enjoyed finding out who will get the advent chocolate at the end of the day and counting down the days until Santa will come and visit them at home.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Click the photos to see in full.

Christmas Songs

The children have been working very hard the last few weeks to learn all the words and actions to our Christmas songs and make sure they were all ready for you to see!
They were all so proud of themselves and we are extremely proud of them too!

So grab a drink and snack and make yourselves comfy…

We are proud to present to you….

THE SYCAMORES!

Welly Walk

What brilliant walking! The Sycamores have done amazing walking during our Welly Walk, the children were eager to take on the challenge of walking around the BIG field. Our walks took place over a week so that every child could have a go. They enjoyed spotting all the autumnal sights along the way, they stopped at the top of the hill and looked out to see what they could see. As they walked, they sang songs, picked up leaves and there was even a running race or two.

Well Done Sycamores!

and a BIG thankyou to you all for your amazing fundraising!

Autumnal Activities

The children have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in our Autumnal activities. We have been on leaf walks and looked at all the different colours that appear on the trees during Autumn. We have celebrated Halloween, by making witches potions and hammering pumpkins. We have also celebrated Bonfire night, the children got to experience a fire with Carol at forest school, they got to see sparklers and try some new foods…Jacket potatoes and Chocolate covered marshmallows!

Thankyou to all those who donated towards our Bonfire activites! The children had a great time!