Nursery

 WITH MRS CLAMP AND MRS FORREST

Hello Ducklings, 


Please check this page regularly for messages and lots of activities to help support your child at home with their learning. 

Mrs Clamp and Mrs Forrest 

Please email any questions to ips.ducklings@gmail.com 

MEET THE TEAM

Class Teachers :

Please meet our amazing team of support staff below : 

Mrs Dalvi

Teaching Support Assistant

Miss Hajat 

Teaching Support Assistant

CONtact Details

Here is our email address should you wish to contact us about your child or our nursery. Please note that this email address is only checked weekly, should you have anything urgent or important to discuss, please contact the school office:
ips.ducklings@gmail.com 

Office email : office@intack.blackburn.sch.uk

Office phone number : 01254 52815


OUR CURRICULUM

Our curriculum is designed around the needs of our young children and is organised into seven areas of
Learning and Development.

 

Communication and Language experiences are about:

 

Personal, Social and Emotional experiences are about:

 

Physical Development experiences are about:

 

Literacy experiences are about:

 

Mathematics experiences are about:

Understanding the World experiences are about:

 

Expressive Arts & Design experiences are about:

Summer term - What we be learning

Please check your child has received their Reception School place for September 2024. 

Topic for Summer 2 : Come Outside 


Books we will be reading: 

Books that help us explore different places such as the park, the beach and the Zoo. 

Our Core Rhymes are : 

Teddy Bear's Picnic

We are going to the Zoo

We will focus lots of our time on singing nursery rhymes and learning actions for them. We listen to 5 stories or rhymes a day as part of our 5 a day.

Communication and Language 

In Nursery we listen to 5 stories or rhymes a day.  

  Please click here to listen to lots of songs and nursery rhymes.

Here are the links to our core rhymes this term.  Please click the title and this will take you the video clip. 

Heads, shoulders , knees and toes 

Tommy Thumb 


We will set up different small world trays that help children talk about different places and extend their vocabulary. We will have : 

 an under the sea and beach water tray

Muddy tuff tray with mini beasts

Zoo animals with different landscapes including water, sand, mud and grass

Grown ups - you can send in a video of your child to the email address and we will share them with the class for a special rhyme time. 

Personal, Social and Emotional

Our circle time sessions will be based on these themes. 


Looking after my environment  


We will be talking about keeping healthy - healthy eating and washing hands. Looking after others including baby dolls in the role play area. We will take part in litter picking with the litter pickers to keep our playground tidy. We will plant seeds this term and water them as we watch them grow. 

Physical Development

Gross Motor 

We will be all the equipment in the outdoor area each day. We will be using the balancing and climbing equipment. Using the pedal bikes, balance bikes and scooters. Setting up obstacle courses that allow us to move and travel in different ways.  Our focus skill is hopping. 


Fine Motor

Nursery 1 children (3 year olds) - We will be taking part in dough disco to develop our fine motor skills. At the start of each session fine motor activities will be available for all the children to take part in. We will have cutting activities with scissors, tweezers to pick up different objects, lacing and threading activities just to name a few. 

Nursery 2 (those ready to start reception 4 year olds) will continue the above activities but will take part in more focused school readiness activities. Children will take part n handwriting sessions starting with s,a,t,p,i,n. 



Video of Dough Disco basic moves. 

Dough Disco - use these video clips develop the muscles in your fingers ready for writing. 

Incy Wincy Spider 

Row Row you Boat / Baby Shark 

Down in the jungle song

Make your own play dough at home by following this recipe. 

Finger rhymes are also good ways to develop our fine motor skills - 

Grandma's Glasses  , Garden Workout 

Twinkle Twinkle Workout 

PENCIL READY SONG 

If your child is ready to hold a pencil, here is a song to help get them to this.

Literacy

Books we will enjoy during this half term 

Fiction books - Shark in the Park, Dear Zoo  

Getting ready to write 

Squiggle Time. We enjoy squiggle time at nursery. In the videos you will be able to explore how we use dance to encourage mark making. 

Dance 1 

Dance 2 

Dance 3 

Using old wallpaper or lining paper and crayons explore some of the different movements that we have been exploring. 

Use the videos in the phonics section of the learning platform to see videos of each of the different letter formations phrases. 

Phonics 

We follow Little Wandle Phonics in Nursery. 

We play fun games with sounds daily. Please see the videos below that focus on the sounds in our scheme. 

Sounds SATP video - Recap the sounds 

Sounds INMD video  - Recap the sounds 

Sounds GOCK video - Recap the sounds 

Sounds VWYZ  - Recap the sounds  

Example of Bertha the Bus game  


Maths

Counting at every opportunity -Ideas for at home : 

Everyday count in the daily routine. Snack time is a really good time to achieve this. Count out how many pieces of apple you would like or how many crackers you would like on the plate and so on. Count as you walk up or down the stairs. Count cars and other things on your daily walk. 

Games to play together online

Numberblocks    Teddy Numbers      Picture Matching      5 Fat sausages  

Links to stories that you can share together

The Hungry Caterpillar - Count the different foods together.

Big Bear, Small Mouse - Compare the sizes of the animals in the story. 


School Readiness - We are learning to write numbers ready for reception. Children are being encourage to explore different ways of representing number.

Understanding of the world

This term we will be celebrating Eid so will be learning about the festival and planning a party for the children. 

Children will be given the opportunity to make a special person card to mark the diary date of fathers day. 

As part of our topic work we will be exploring to look at seasonal changes focusing on growing, planting and mini beasts. We will go on mini beast and bug walks in our forest school areas. We will set up mini beast investigation stations using bug catchers and learn to handle mini beasts with care. 


Watch this video called What Mini beasts can you find? 

Talk about mini beast that you might find in the garden or parks near to you. 


EAD 

We will be exploring textures so will design a simple t shirt or sun hat. 


Music is part of everyday and incorporated into our routines, circle times and adult led activities. 


We will add favourite songs to this page each week. 

Routine song - www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6xQqjd649s 

Scarves and movement songs www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTIx4AqP8FY 



Keeping ourSELVES fit and Healthy

Keep Active with these rhymes. Please click on the links. 

Sticky Kids - How Does a Butterfly Go?

Danny Go - Millipede March 

Learn about ways to keep fit and healthy with these clips. 

Dental Health - Learn the Brush your teeth song

Keeping Healthy video 

Cosmic Kids - keeping our bodies and minds well. 

Toothbrushing has started with the 30 Hours children each day. 

Activity File Share

Below you can see the folders where I share the materials you will need for your learning. 
Just open the folder and click the file you need to open & save.

USEFUL WEBSITES

Cbeebies 

IPS Home page 

Phonic Games 

Cosmic Kids