Nursery - Mae C. Jemison
Our class name is ‘Mae C. Jemison’. She was the first black woman to travel in space and served as a mission specialist on board the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
We will be using our class name to plan some initial activities whilst we get to know your children and settle them in. These include working together to make paper mache moonscapes, using junk modelling and construction kits to build rockets and exploring 2D shapes to make space pictures.
We will use the story ‘Whatever Next’ to explore travelling to the moon. We will use props to retell the story and discuss what special items we would take with us on the journey.
Read Every Day, Talk Every Day
To encourage a greater focus on reading at home, the Early Years at Holy Trinity is introducing what we hope will prove to be a highly motivational scheme called RED TED.
RED TED is an acronym for children Reading Every Day with their parent or carer and then Talking Every Day about what they have read.
We will continue to change RED TED books on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday so please ensure your child has their book bag in school on this day.
Please click on the Red Ted for more information
Please continue to read to your child every day and we will continue to change RED TED books on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Look out for our ‘Talk Homework’ in the children’s cloakroom for ideas of how to support your child at home with our weekly learning. If you do anything at home linked to our topic please bring it in as we would love to share it.
Please find below the resources that were used and handed out in our recent Phonic Workshop for parents. We hope that you find them useful.
Here are some helpful websites to help your child with Phonics at home.
- Youtube – Jolly phonics. Songs and actions for each sound.
- http://www.mrthorne.com/ - Mr Thorne does phonics – some nice videos/apps
Here is a useful website to help your child continue their learning at home. Have you tried 'Count with Lecky', 'Dressing Lecky' and 'Lecky's Friends'?