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Reception – Reading Books.

Nursery Mark Making

Friday 17 July

Well it’s the last day of term! What a funny term it’s been but we got there in the end! Well done everyone for taking part in the home learning activities and thank you again for all the lovely photos and messages. Hope you all have a lovely summer break now. Here’s a little video message from all of us in the Early Years Unit for the children.

See you all when we are back in September – Reception will join us on Thursday 3rd Sept and Nursery will start back from Monday 7th.

You’ll have had the letter about the new start and finish times and where to drop off. The letters is here on the website too. As a reminder, Nursery and Reception children will be starting a bit earlier than usual, at 8.40am and will need to wait by the green gate in Heol Hen to be brought into class. You will also pick them up here at the end of the session.

Early Years Unit times:

Nursery 1: 8.40 – 11.10

Nursery 2: 8.40 – 11.40

Reception: 8.40 – 3.05

Best wishes

Mrs Timmins and Mrs Rudge

Monday 13 July

Good Morning everyone,

Hope you are all well and enjoyed last week’s activities around Handa’s Hen.  This week we will be starting a new story called ‘The Little Red Hen’. This will be the last week before the summer holiday.

There will be another weekly ‘Teams Meeting’ today at 10:45 am which you were all invited to last week.  It is just a short session to say hello to all the children.  It would be great if you could join so we could wish the children a happy holidays.  Please scroll down to last week’s information for a reminder of how to join.

It really has been a strange term but a big thank you to the parents and children for continuing with their home school learning.  It has been a pleasure to see photographs, pictures and work.

Have a lovely summer holiday and we look forward to seeing you all in September.

Best Wishes,

Mrs Timmins and Mrs Rudge

This week’s activities

Reception Activities

Nursery Activities 

 

Monday 6 July

Hi All

Welcome to another week! We are continuing the Handa theme with a new story, Handa’s Hen!  We hope you enjoy the story and all the activities below.

I have invited you all to our next Teams Meeting, which is on Wednesday 8 July at 10.30am.

How do I join the meeting?

If you haven’t yet joined Teams, please check for a text off “Blaendulais” with your child’s individual hwb email address and password.  When you logon to their hwb account you will see an invitation from me to the meeting.  Click accept and then join or you can decline the invitation.  We’d love to see you there, but please let us know either way.  Thank you. We’ll be putting the learning activities onto Teams too so it’s worth logging on and getting signed up if you can.

What is the meeting about?

It’s just a chance for the children to say hello and have a chat.  You can ask any questions you have too.  Mr Phillips and Mrs Rudge have been invited and hope to be there to see the children’s lovely smiling faces as well!

As always, you can also email or ClassDojo message us with any questions: Mrs Timmins email or Mrs Rudge email.

Thank you for all the pictures last week – looking forward to seeing more this week!

Hope you are all staying safe and well

Best wishes

Mrs Timmins and Mrs Rudge

 

This week’s activities

Reception Activities

Nursery Activities:

 

Monday 29 June

Hello Everyone

Here’s all the new learning for you.  Our new story is Handa’s Surprise – hope you and the children enjoy reading it together and have fun with all the different activities we’ve put up for you.

We are so sad not to be seeing you in person but we do have exciting news about Teams meetings!  We are now allowed to ‘meet’ you with your mums and dads in a Teams online classroom!  I have invited you all to the first meeting which is today – Monday 29 June – at 2.15pm.

How do I join the meeting?

You will have had a text off “Blaendulais” with your child’s individual hwb email address and password.  Please logon to their hwb account to see the invitation from me to the meeting.  Click accept and then join.  Make sure your video is on.

What is the meeting about?

It’s just a chance to say hello and have a chat.  You can ask me any questions you have about the learning activities we are setting as well, if you aren’t sure about anything.

Mr Phillips and Mrs Rudge have been invited too and hope to be there to see your lovely smiling faces as well! As always, you can also email or ClassDojo message us with any questions: Mrs Timmins email or Mrs Rudge email.

Hope to see you all in the meeting!  If it works out ok for you and the children to meet like this, then we will try to have one every week until the end of term.

Best wishes

Mrs Timmins and Mrs Rudge

 

 

This week’s activities

Reception Activities

Nursery Activities:

 

Monday 22 June 2020

Good Morning everyone.

Hope you are well and are enjoying the caterpillar and butterfly activities we are working on at the moment!  There is a new story to enjoy this week – Oliver’s Fruit Salad.  There are lots of activity ideas linked to the story in all the documents below, along with the daily phonics and maths activities.  Here is a link to the Oliver’s Fruit Salad Story:

 

 

Any questions or comments, as always please drop us an email or a ClassDojo message: Mrs Timmins email or Mrs Rudge email.

Looking forward to seeing more lovely photos this week.  We have some glorious weather expected this week so hopefully you all get to enjoy some time outdoors.

Please remind the Reception children to keep reading their reading books, which are  all available here: Reception – Reading Books.

Have a good week all and stay safe,

Mrs Rudge and Mrs Timmins

This week’s activities

Reception Activities:

Nursery Activities:

 

Monday 15 June 2020

Good Morning everyone,

Hope everyone has had a good week and enjoyed all the spider related activities!  We have loved seeing all your fabulous photographs.  Thank you to everyone who has sent messages and picture, we really do love seeing all the children.

This week we will start our new story- ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle.  This is a classic story all about change and growth.  There are lots of activities to try, we would love to see what you get up too.  Below is the link to the animated story:

 

Any questions or comments, as always please drop us an email or a ClassDojo message: Mrs Timmins email or Mrs Rudge email.

Don’t forget, Reception parents you can access all their school reading books online as well as get lots of tips and ideas for reading at home: Reception – Reading Books.

Here are the mark making ideas again for you all –mark making activities are great for developing the children’s hand and arm strength and control before they start writing:  Nursery Mark Making.

We are so pleased that the children are enjoying the activities at home.  Stay safe everyone and we hope to see you soon.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or queries.  We are here to support you!

Have a great week and let’s hope we have some sunshine!

Mrs Rudge and Mrs Timmins

This week’s activities

Reception Activities:

Nursery Activities:

 

Monday 8 June 2020

Hello Everyone

Hope you are well and are enjoying the spider and mini-beast-related activities we are working on at the moment!  There are two new stories to enjoy this week – Spinderella and the Very Quiet Cricket.  There are lots of activity ideas linked to the stories in all the documents below, along with the daily phonics and maths activities.  Here is a link to the Spinderella story:

Any questions or comments, as always please drop us an email or a ClassDojo message: Mrs Timmins email or Mrs Rudge email.  We have also been phoning parents just to check in and see how you are and will continue to phone this week.  If you could send an email to tell us a good time to call, we can try to phone you at that time.

Looking forward to seeing more lovely photos this week.

Please remind the Reception children to keep reading their reading books, which are  all available here: Reception – Reading Books.

Please also tell all the children how proud we are of them and that we are looking forward to seeing them soon.

Have a good week all and stay safe,

Mrs Timmins and Mrs Rudge

This week’s activities

Reception Activities:

 

Nursery Activities:

 

 Monday 1 June 2020

Hello Everyone

Here are your new activities for Nursery and Reception children and it’s all about spiders this week!

Any questions or comments please drop us an email or a ClassDojo message: Mrs Timmins email or Mrs Rudge email.

Looking forward to seeing all your lovely photos later in the week.

Remember to keep reading your reading books, Reception children – they are all available here: Reception – Reading Books.

Keep safe and well all,

Mrs Timmins and Mrs Rudge

This week’s activities

Reception Activities:

 

Nursery Activities:

 

Monday 18th May 2020

Hello Everyone

Hope you and the children are all OK and staying safe and well.   Thank you for the emails and photos you’ve sent in last week, we have really enjoyed seeing them all!  Please tell the children how much we miss them and how proud we are of them!  If you have any questions or want to tell us anything, please do drop us an email: Mrs Timmins email or Mrs Rudge email.

The activities for the week are shown below; we are continuing with Superworm and are also reading Supertato!  I wonder what superhero or mini beast photos you will send us this week!  Have fun, please dip in and out of whichever activities you fancy, and try to do a little bit of Phonics and Maths if you can.

Don’t forget, Reception parents you can access all their school reading books online as well as get lots of tips and ideas for reading at home: Reception – Reading Books.

Here are the mark making ideas again for you all –mark making activities are great for developing the children’s hand and arm strength and control before they start writing:  Nursery Mark Making.

Next week is half term (wc 25 May) so we will be back online with new activities for you the following week, wc 1 June.  Don’t forget to email or message us on ClassDojo if you have any questions or need help with any of the activities.

Best wishes,

Mrs Timmins and Mrs Rudge

This week’s activities

Reception Activities:

 

Monday 11th May 2020

Good Morning all, we hope you are well and enjoyed the VE bank holiday celebrations.

Thank you very much for all the photos you sent in – please keep them coming, we love to see all the children! Email photos or any questions to us at: turnerl36@hwbmail.net and timminss@hwbcymru.net

The activities are split in to Reception and Nursery as usual and we suggest you try a bit of Phonics and Maths each day and then dip in and out of the other activities across the week.  It is always best to follow your child’s interests.  Our next story is ‘Superworm’.  We hope you enjoy the activities!

As last week, please look at our the new pages on:

Reception – Reading Books

Nursery Mark Making

Have a great week and stay safe,

Love

Mrs Rudge and Mrs Timmins

This week’s activities

Reception Activities:

 

Nursery Activities:

 

Monday 4th May 2020

Hello Everyone!  Please click the first video below to find out about the activities this week and click on the second video below to hear a funny version of the story, read by me!

I hope you’ve all had a good week and are all keeping well.  Thank you very much for all the photos you sent in – please keep them coming! Email photos or any questions to me: timminss@hwbcymru.net

This week’s activities are split in to Reception and Nursery as usual and we suggest you try a bit of Phonics and Maths each day and then dip in and out of the other activities across the week.  We’ve also got two new pages for you that will be up every week – Reception – Reading Books (with links to the Oxford Owl reading scheme and free access to the reading books) and Nursery Mark Making  (for lots of ideas for mark making with your child at home):

Reception – Reading Books

Nursery Mark Making

Have a great week and stay safe and well,

Best wishes

Mrs Timmins and Mrs Rudge

This week’s activities

Reception Activities:

 

Nursery Activities:

 

Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning all, we hope you are all well and enjoying the glorious sunshine while we have it. We hope you enjoyed last weeks activities all about ‘Dear Zoo’. This week we will continue with the zoo animal theme but focus on a new book, ‘Elmer the Elephant’. Elmer was a very special elephant and was unique and special, just like our lovely children in the Early Years. We miss you all!

Please see the activities below. They are split into Nursery and Reception. I am available all week via email; email me any photos or questions. My email is turnerl36@hwbmail.net. Alternatively, if you need your ClassDojo log in I can send it via email.

Have a great week!

Best Wishes

Mrs Timmins and Mrs Rudge

Reception Activities

 

Nursery Activities

 

Monday, 20th April 2020

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all safe and well and have been enjoying the sunshine over Easter. Here are some activities to try at home this week, split into RECEPTION and NURSERY.

Reception Activities

Please read the Reception Introduction letter before trying the different activities laid out below (scroll down for Nursery letter and activities):  Reception – 1 – Introduction Letter

 

Nursery Activities

Please read the Nursery Introduction letter before trying the Nursery activities below:Nursery – 1 – Intro Letter

Have a great week all!

Best wishes,

Mrs Timmins and Mrs Rudge

 

 

 

Monday, 23rd March 2020

Here are some of the activities sent home in your ‘home learning packs’:

Distance Learning Pack – Nursery

Distance Learning Pack – Reception