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We hope you are all keeping safe and well! 

 

Please scroll down our page for links to websites, apps and ideas to support your children while they are learning at home.

 

You are all doing an amazing job!

Children have been sharing photos of their home learning. 

We are so proud of you all!!

We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.

I've been playing phonics games.

I've been counting with my toy fish.

I made an obstacle course and completed it independently.

We hope you are all keeping well!

3rd April 2020

Can you make an Easter hat?

We usually have an Easter hat parade in Early Years. To help us celebrate this year we are inviting children to create a hat with whatever resources you have at home. Just reply to the recent email with a photo of your child's hat or email it to your child's class email by Friday 10th April.

reception@st-augustines.manchester.sch.uk  
nursery@st-augustines.manchester.sch.uk

With your permission we will share your photos on our school website, so children can see photos of their friends and the hats they have created. 

Below are some of the hats children made last year.  You can see more if you select our 2018-2019 class page from the main menu.

Have you tried a Family Fun Plan? 

We've added an example below, to help you plan your days at home. 

Don't forget to keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on. 

Class email addresses are further down the page and in your child's home learning pack.

 

Please see below for our spring term intended learning...

Good Morning children and families... We hope you're all well...

30.03.2020

If you enjoy singing, being creative, watching classic comedy clips and learning how to keep safe, then you might really enjoy the 'Sesame Street' website. There is plenty to entertain young people and to stay busy !

                                                                           Have fun team 

                                                          https://www.sesamestreet.org/

Calling all Dr Suess fans!...

 

27.03.2020

 Good Morning guys,if you love all things 'Dr Seuss' then the 'Seussville' website will be prefect for you.There is lots to make and do,you can learn about the globally famous author.He is a timeless favourite for both adults and children.There are recipes,games and Printable's as well as his popular art.

                                                                              https://www.seussville.com/

                                        Have a happy, productive and safe weekend, love from all your staff

Good afternoon everyone,

 

Chester Zoo have added some free home learning activities/videos on their website which look quite interesting...

https://www.chesterzoo.org/schools/resources/

Have fun and stay safe!

Activity ideas for early years children...

25.03.2020

                                                                                                  Good Morning 

Click on the link below if you would like some recipe ideas,nutritional information,and lifestyle advise to help keep your spirits raised and to help you and your families stay healthy and active. There are some short burst exercises you might get enjoyment from. This page is part of the NHS England 'Change for life' programme.

                                                                                      https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

                                                                                              Try it out guys,stay well

Useful Websites to support home learning!

Phonics and Reading

Teach your monster to read

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/accounts/sign_up

Phonics Bloom

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

Phonics Play

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Oxford Owl

 https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Maths

White Rose Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

IXL

https://uk.ixl.com/math/reception

Cbeebies Numberblocks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

More Interactive Educational Games

Cbeebies Games

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games

Top Marks Games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

Keeping Healthy

Games from City sports coaches 

https://www.mancity.com/cityzensathome/challenges-activities-and-games#games

Cosmic Kids Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

The Body Coach 

 https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Food a Fact of Life 

https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/whole-school/remote-learning/

 

More guidance and resources

Twinkl - Website full of educational resources

 https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

 

Keep in touch!

We hope you are all keeping well!  If you have any questions or would like to share your child's work.  Just get in touch...

reception@st-augustines.manchester.sch.uk

nursery@st-augustines.manchester.sch.uk

 

 

 

Helpful links for Reception maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

https://uk.ixl.com/math/reception

http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ 

(This one has KS1 activities but some children can give the addition connect four a try.  Just make sure they have objects to count!)

https://nrich.maths.org/13371

100 things to do indoors, how many can you do this week?

Health and wellbeing challenges for all ages!

 

Early Years Foundation Stage

"In the early years, teachers ensure that there is an emphasis on developing children’s speaking and listening skills. The learning environment both inside and outside is well resourced and organised. Children have many opportunities to explore and investigate. They are excited to learn, and they join in eagerly."  

(Ofsted 2019)

 

We have a 60 place Foundation Stage Unit with Nursery and Reception children. Within the unit we have four family groups. Each group is led by a key person who has special responsibilities for working with a small number of children.

Our theme this spring term is.....

‘Once Upon a Time’

This theme will give the children lots of opportunities to listen to, read and retell some well-known traditional tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella. These tales demonstrate the strengths of a good story and children will learn about characters, settings and plots enabling them to create stories of their own.

 

Ducks and Chicks visiting Foundation Stage

In Foundation Stage, we have been visited by the school Chicks and Ducklings.

The Children had the opportunity to look at the birds and carefully stroke them.

The baby chicks were very soft and small.

The ducklings moved very fast and liked to sit in the water.

It was wonderful for the children to see and learn about these birds.

 

Freshwater theatre visiting Foundation Stage

March 2020

The Children in Foundation Stage received a very interesting visit from the Freshwater theatre company.

The Children were able to go on a fairy-tale story hunt. They looked for special clues to try and figure out what the story could be. They used props and searched around different areas. They enjoyed dressing up and using the musical instruments.

After their hunt, the Children enjoyed a special fairy-tale lunch in their classroom. It was a very exciting day.

Here are some of our photographs!

World Book Day

March 2020

For World Book day the Children were invited to come into school wearing their pyjamas or dress up as their favourite book character.

The theme this year is ‘Share a million stories’

Children were encouraged to share as many stories as they could at home and in school.

We invited parents into school to share a story with their child, the children had a fantastic day!

Growing Beanstalks

February 2020

In Nursery as part of our ‘Once Upon a Time’ theme, the Children have been looking at the story ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’

The Children planted their own bean plant to grow their own beanstalks. They carefully chose a bean and added soil to their pot and waited for it to grow.

The Children watched the plants grow taller and taller.

After they had grown, each Child took their bean plant home.

Chinese New Year

January 2020

The Children in Foundation stage have been celebrating Chinese New Year.

We have looked at the story behind Chinese New Year. The Children have enjoyed listening to what happened in the race and which animal came first and the order of the other animals.

They have also been drawing their own pictures of the animals and doing some Chinese writing.

The Children enjoyed having a Chinese New Year party and coming into school wearing their party clothes.

For lunch, the Children enjoyed having some Chinese stir fry. It was delicious!

The Children did some Chinese dancing in the hall using ribbon, they tried to move like the Chinese dragons moving to the side and up and down.

In Reception, they enjoyed tasting some spring rolls and prawn crackers.

The Children had a fantastic day!

Foundation Stage Christmas Celebrations!

December 2019

We have been celebrating Christmas in Foundation Stage, we have had our very own party.

The Children did some dancing in the hall, they also played some party games and received some prizes.

The Children came back into the classroom to eat their yummy party food. Whilst they were eating, they had a special visitor!

It was Father Christmas with lots of exciting presents for the Children.

The Children had a fantastic time! Here are some photographs from our exciting day!

Article 14- You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what it is right and wrong, and what is best for you.

Article 31- You have the right to play and rest.

Foundation Stage Family Seal

November 2019

Parents and Carers were invited to come along and play games and have fun with their child.

The children and adults participated in activities and find new exciting ideas about playing with their children.

Thank you to all of the Parents and Carers for coming into school, the children had a fantastic time!

Enjoy the photographs below!

Article 29- Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

Article 31- You have the right to play and rest.

 Friendship Week and Children in Need

November 2019

For Friendship Week in Foundation Stage, we have been doing lots of fun activities and looking at what it is to be a good friend.

We have been looking at the story ‘The very helpful Hedgehog’

Isaac the hedgehog learns what it is to have a friend and to be helpful.

We also participated in ‘Odd Socks Day’

The Children and staff were asked to wear a pair of odd socks to celebrate individuality and show that everybody is unique.

During Friendship week, we celebrated Children in Need.

The children came into school wearing non-uniform aiming to raise money for the charity.

We also had our friendship feast, the children had a very special picnic with their friends inside the classroom.

Article 15- You have the right to choose your own friends and join or set up groups, as long as it isn’t harmful to others.

Article 27- You have the right to food, clothing, and a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met. You should not have to be disadvanted so that you can’t do as many of the things other kids do.

Diwali Celebrations

October 2019

The Children in Foundation Stage have been celebrating ‘Diwali’

Throughout the week, we read the Diwali story of ‘Rama and Sita’

The children were very interested in this, they enjoyed how Rama and Hanuman saved Sita from Ravana.

For lunch, the Children tried some delicious curry and tasty mango ice-cream.

Afterwards we went into the hall and did some Diwali dancing. The Children have a brilliant time!Article 14- You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what it is right and wrong, and what is best for you.

Article 14- You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what it is right and wrong, and what is best for you.

Article 30- You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion – or any you choose. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection from this right.

Carnival in Foundation Stage

October 2019

In Foundation Stage, we have been celebrating Carnival.

The children have prepared by watching a video and seeing how people around the world celebrate Carnivals.

They made their own party hats, the Children decorated them with lots of different materials.

We also made our own shopping list, this children thought of things that we would need and like to eat. The Children wanted their own cake, and some tasty treats.

For their lunch, the Children had some special Carnival food. They enjoyed chicken and rice with some yummy mango ice-cream for their dessert.

For our party, the Children had their faces painted and wore their own party clothes.

Afterwards, we went into the hall and did some Carnival dancing.

Article 30- You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion – or any you choose. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection from this right.

Reading and Phonics in Reception

September 2019

Miss Rickman and Mrs O'Mara delivered a session to parents and carers on to how to help their children in their reading and phonics.

They gave useful tips of how to help their child at home, they also spoke about how school teach the children phonics.

Parents and Carers were free to ask questions and speak about any worries regarding reading and phonics.

See the slides below for advice and useful information.

September 2019

We have welcomed lots of new children into our setting this term. 

Here are some photographs of the children enjoying their time in Foundation Stage.