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A Singing Start Movie

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A Singing Start Movie

Last term we were very lucky to have Martin Harwood come and sing songs with us as part of The Singing Start project. We learnt new songs, explored percussion, took turns being conductors and even made up our own songs. Click here to see what we got up to.

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We even started an after school music club with children throughout school.

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We had so much fun that we made a movie of what we did. Click here to watch it, we hope you enjoy it!

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Our Christmas Nativity

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Our Christmas Nativity

This week we did our Christmas nativities for all of our grown-ups. Our performance this year was full of Maths and all about counting for Christmas!

In nursery we learnt all the songs and the actions. This was the children’s first performance and it can be very scary singing in front of a big audience. Everybody did really well to join in and we hope you enjoyed it.

Thank you to everybody who came and a big well done to all the Reception children too!

Trip to see The Chimpanzees of Happy Town

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Trip to see The Chimpanzees of Happy Town

This week we went on a very exciting trip to see The Chimpanzees of Happy Town at The Crucible Theatre.

We had been getting ready by reading the story and learning all the songs and actions.

Click here to watch the songs and actions again with Polly!

We got the tram to the theatre. It was very exciting because it was some children’s first trip on the tram!

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We loved seeing all the different instruments and joining in with the story…

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How can you continue learning at home?

You could look for other books by Giles Andrea at the library, some of our favourites are Giraffes Can’t Dance, The Lion who wanted to Love, Rumble in the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean

You could click on the link above to see Polly singing the songs and teaching us the actions again

You could talk to your child about what they remember about the story or ask them to draw a picture from the story, some children have already brought some in!

You could go and see the family performance at The Crucible in March, click here to find out more

 

Martin the Music Man

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Martin the Music Man

 

For the next 10 weeks Martin the Music Man will be coming into nursery every Monday afternoon to sing songs and play instruments with us.

We sing nursery rhymes, silly songs and we even make up our own songs! We have lots of fun joining in with the actions and playing instruments together.

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We have been singing …

  • Incy Wincy Spider
  • The Wheels on the Bus
  • Twinkle, twinkle, little star
  • Wind the Bobbin up
  • Baa Baa Black sheep (and Baa Baa Yellow Sheep!)
  • Mr Clickety Cane

We sang funny versions of songs we knew as well like Twinkle, Twinkle, Chocolate Bar and Incy Wincy Spider in the Bath

Here is one of the new songs we learnt …

Tiny Tim 

I had a little turtle,

His name was Tiny Tim,

I put him in the Bath Tub,

To see if he could swim ,

He drank up all the water,

He ate up all the soap,

Tiny Tim was choking,

On the bubbles in his throat!

Bubble, bubble, bubble

Bubble, bubble, bubble,

Bubble, bubble, bubble.,

Bubble, bubble, POP!

 

We will also be running an after school club called ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ click here to find out more!

 

All About Elephants

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All About Elephants

This week we have been doing lots of learning about elephants!

We have been finding elephants everywhere…

We visited the library to find some elephant stories…

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We made a giant Elmer outside and learnt about our colours…

We also learnt about our colours and practised our cutting and threading…

We have been doing lots of elephant baking for Macmillan Coffee Morning and Grandparents Afternoon Tea …

We even learnt some elephant songs …

Elephants Have Wrinkles 

Elephants have wrinkles, wrinkles, wrinkles,

Elephants have wrinkles, wrinkles everywhere,

On their toes (on their toes)

No-one knows (no-one knows)

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Elephants have wrinkles, wrinkles, wrinkles,

Elephants have wrinkles, wrinkles everywhere,

On their knees (on their knees)

On their toes (on their toes)

No-one knows (no-one knows)

Why-I-I-I

(repeat with different body parts) 

What have we been learning?

We have been learning all about elephants like what they look like, where they live and how they move

We have been learning to take turns, follow instructions and all about germs while we did our baking

We learnt our colours with our giant Elmer and our coloured threading in the water tray

We built the strength in our fingers by using scissors and threading beads

We learnt a new song and practised finding different body parts

How can you continue learning at home?

Go and see the herd of elephants around Sheffield!

Go to the library and see if you can find some more elephant stories

Practise your cutting and threading at home with scraps of paper or fabric

Do some baking of your own!

Sing elephants have wrinkles or your own elephant songs at home

We do still have some elephant questions to answer like …

Do elephants lay eggs?

Do elephants have baths?

Do elephants brush their teeth?

 

Come back soon to see if we find the answers!

Happy Mother’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day

Today was a very special day. We invited our mummies, aunties and grandmas to our Mother’s Day performance. We have been getting ready for this morning by making special things for our mummies.

First we made butterfly Mother’s Day cards. We painted our hands in different colours and patterns and printed butterfly wings. Then we painted the body and wrote a message and our names inside.

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We made jewellery out of salt dough. We mixed 1 cup of water, 1 cup of salt and 2 cups of flour. We added colour and rolled them into beads. Once they were dry we made a pattern and threaded them onto elastic.

We have been trying hard to learn our songs ready for today’s performance. We learnt Skidamarink and a special Mother’s Day song for our mummies.

 

Skidamarink

Skidamarink a dink a dink

Skidamarink a doo

I love you

Skidamarink a dink a dink

Skidamarink a doo

I love you

I love you in the morning

And in the afternoon

I love you in the evening

And underneath the moon

Skidamarink a dink a dink

Skidamarink a doo

I love you

Boo boo bi doo

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Finally it was time for our performance!

We sang our songs for our mummies, aunties and grandmas. Then we gave our mummies their special cards and presents.

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We hope you all enjoyed this morning as much as we did!

Humph the Camel

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Humph the Camel

The children worked very hard on this year’s Christmas performance.

It was called Humph the camel. It was a story of a very grumpy camel who liked to say ‘humph’. He didn’t like to talk to the other camels and did not want to travel to Bethlehem. He kept saying ‘humph’ until he saw baby Jesus and he was so excited he sang louder than everybody else!

The children in Reception did a great job of telling the story and playing the parts. They had to remember their words, when it was their time to talk and where they needed to go. The nursery children did some brilliant singing and remembered all the actions.

Well done everybody and thank you to all the grown-ups for coming to see us!

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Mother’s Day Celebrations

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day so we have been celebrating this week in school.

First we made Mother’s Day cards. The children took off their shoes and stepped in paint to make butterfly footprints. They then wrote a message on their cards.

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We then invited mums, aunties and grandmas to hear our songs we have been practising. We went to the hall and sang Skidamarink, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Alice the Camel.

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After our songs the parents came back to the classroom with us to make jewellery using beads the children had made along with pasta, straws and plastic beads.

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Thank you for coming to celebrate with us, we hope you have a lovely Mother’s Day on Sunday.