Welcome to Nursery
Home Learning Resources for Nursery
We know that your priority at the moment is the health and safety of your family.
There is no expectation that you do formal learning at home.
This page has lots of great resources you can use as little or often as you like.
Government advice on helping children learn at home
There are lots of learning ideas on this website.
Hungry Little Minds has lots of activities for children up to the age of 5, definitely worth exploring.
CBeebies has so much to offer, with videos, games and activities galore.
Classroom Secrets have made some awesome home learning packs for each year group.
A theatre company has made it free to watch a video of their play for young children called Whatever the Weather. There is also a storybook and an activity pack you can download and use as well.
The Scholastic website has two weeks worth of activities available for free, including reading and educational videos. It is from the USA, but is still a great resource.
Starfall is another site from the USA but with loads of great resources including Maths and Literacy games and books to read. You have to subscribe for full access, but a number of them are free.
Here are some websites with a great range of educational resources.
The Collins website has some resources for 3-5 year olds.
White Rose Maths have begun providing home learning lessons online, with videos and worksheets you can use. This resource looks fantastic!
Here are some Maths games to play online.
The Twinkl website has a wealth of resources they have made available. Click on the parent hub and check it out.
TTS have home learning packs for each year group to download
Click to book to visit our Virtual Library
Singing Medicine is providing videos of songs to join in with - you might just recognise some of them that Miss Capron-Tee uses!
SingUp are working on providing a range of music videos and resources for free
Young Voices are providing loads of videos to enjoy songs and dances at home
The BBC has lots of excellent music suitable for Nursery aged children
The Sing King You Tube channel has absolutely LOADS of karaoke backing tracks for all your favourite songs. Why don't you have a karaoke night once a week? You could even make your own fake microphone from a rolled up paper tube with a ball of scrunched up paper taped on top!
Join in with the nation doing your daily Joe Wicks workout on You Tube!
Cosmic Kids Yoga on You Tube
The Sports Partnership has provided some fantastic ideas for staying active at home for all the family
Here are some fun videos to keep little ones active with Boogie Beebies.
10 minute shake up activities based on Disney movies are a fun way to get moving.
We have signed up to this website for lots of free videos and dance routines for ages 4 and up:
Log in Details
You might find some inspiration for some art projects here
Crayola have lots of colouring pages and activities to try at home
Olaf Falafel is making some super fun art videos.
SCHOOL READY APP
This app has some great ideas for children from 0-5 and is well worth downloading.
Scan the QR codes to find the app, or search the Google Play or Apple stores for "How I learn: helping children to be school ready" (by Seven360 LLP)
Top Tips for using the app:
TOP TIPS FOR HOME LEARNING
Here are some handy hints from Early Years Northumberland:
Nursery 2019 - 2020 is now full.
We are taking applications for September 2020!
We may have a space for you if:
- Your child turns 3 before 31st August 2020.
- You are eligible for the 2 year old funding and your child turns 3 before 31st December 2020.
We also have a small number of 30 hour funded spaces available if:
- Your child turns 3 before 31st of August 2020.
- You are eligible for 30 hour funding.
Please contact school as soon as possible and leave your details if you would like to apply for a space.
2 year old funding
We have limited spaces available for some rising 3's in the 2020-2021 academic year.
If you child turns 3 between September and December 2020 please get in touch, we may have a nursery space for your child.
Please see the flyer or link below for more information.
30 hours funding
We also have limited full time nursery spaces available for families who qualify for the 30 hours funding. Please get in touch to discuss this further.
If you are interested in our Nursery and would like to discuss our provision further, please get in touch.
Please call us on - 01527 527619
Woodrow First School Nursery
Nursery is home to our schools youngest children and are taught and supported by:
Mrs Williams - Nursery Teacher
Mrs Liles - Nursery Nurse
Miss O'Mahoney - HLTA
Mrs Cole - HLTA (All day Mondays and on Wednesday mornings)
Mrs Hawkesford- Teaching Assistant
Mrs Coldwell - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Robinson - Lunchtime Assistant
Mrs Styling - Lunchtime Assistant
Nursery children are split into two sessions:
AM - 8.45 - 11.45
PM - 12 noon - 3.00
30 hour children are in school form 8.45am - 3.00pm
What's going on in Nursery?
Each term we ensure that we cover each area of the EYFS curriculum. We also use Mantle of the Expert to bring our curriculum to life! If you would like some more information about our plans for this term and how our Nursery and Foundation stage unit runs then please look at the planning and information below.
Mantle of the Expert
This is the first experience the children have with Mantle of the Expert and we begin in Nursery by introducing the good listening rules, a client and a problem that we need to fix for them. We try to keep one element of our Mantle the same for the year to help the children remember all the fantastic work they have done. For example, last year we were a team of chefs working for our client, Daniel. Mantle of the Expert gives our children a great opportunity to explore the world around them, their own stories and work as a team to solve problems. I wonder where our Mantle will take us this year? Watch this space for more information.
We are very fortunate to have a swimming pool on the school site. In the Spring term we begin to take our Nursery children to the pool. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to begin to build their confidence in and around water. The children are supervised and supported by at least 2 adults in the pool and by another adult on the side. The children are taken in small groups of 6 and are provided with armbands and buoyancy aids to support their level of water confidence.