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A letter to all Parents from Mrs Peterson regarding school return dates.

Autumn Term Dates

Please check the day and time we will be welcoming your child back to school.

Please read below the term start dates for September:

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Year 1 & 2 8.30-3.00pm
Year 3 & 4 8.50-3.20pm
Year 4 & 5 8.30- 3.00pm
JSTF 9.00-3.30pm

 

Friday 4th September 2020

Nursery 9.00-12.00pm
Reception/ Year 1 8.40-3.10pm
Year 6 8.50-3.20pm
ISTF 9.00-3.30pm

 

We look forward to welcoming all children back to school on Monday 7th September 2020.

 

Please find below our Welcome Pack for all our Whitestone Primary

Nursery Parents and Pupils 2020-2021 

School Uniform Shop link to website for J&S Products

 

Child's Play After School Care Contact Details

Please contact Sam Smith to book a place from September

childsplayswansea@outlook.com

Our Whole School Class Topic for September will be based on the book 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers

Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

Listen to this wonderful guide to planet earth and look at the beautiful illustrations.

Welcome to the Summer Term!

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Summer Term has started today and we miss you all so very much!  I am super proud of you for working hard on your challenges and activities at home and for sharing your work/secret missions with me, it makes me happy every time I see all your amazing work and I really loved seeing all your rainbow artwork last week. Thank you to all our parents and guardians for sharing the children's outcomes, as we understand how busy everything can be right now trying to juggle it all. 

 

Please see the new challenges and resources below for the week ahead and do not hesitate to contact me if you need anything or want to share some of the children's learning experiences. My email is LewisC407@hwbcymru.net.

 

Stay safe and we will see you all soon

 

Mrs Lewis

July 2020

Nursery Class Home Learning Tasks

Thank you to all our incredible parents and pupils, for all your outstanding contributions to our school community during lockdown. 

 

Nursery Class

Home Schooling Tasks for the

Week beginning 13.7.20

Please keep sharing photos of all your learning tasks

with Mrs Lewis at LewisC407@hwb.net

 

 

Dear Parents,

I really cannot believe it is our last week as the Rainbow Nursery Class of 2020.I really want to say a huge thank you to all the Nursery class parents who have supported us continuously throughout this year and during these unprecedented times, in all of our lives. Thank you to all the Nursery class families who have supported all the home learning tasks, your commitment to your child's education has been greatly appreciated, by all the staff. You are truly a fantastic community and one that I have been proud to be part of, during these challenging times. I hope all our wonderful families enjoy a relaxing and sunny Summer break and I look forward to seeing you and all the children, back at Whitestone Primary for a new term in September. Stay safe.

 

Diolch yn fawr a wela i chi cyn bo hir

Kindest regards

Mrs Lewis 

 

 

Language Literacy & Communication

13.7.20

 

Sound of the Week - ng

A little tip for creating the sound correctly - gently pinch your nose to say aloud the n sound and let go of your nose to produce g sound, try it out getting faster each time. It is a fun way to learn the sound together.

 

 

Jolly Phonics /ng/ - Sound, Song, Vocabulary and Blending

A comprehensive look at the /ng/ sound. This is to compliment the Jolly Phonics programme used by many schools around the world.

How to join cursive alphabet letters ng

Handwriting animation showing how to join cursive alphabet letters ng. Visit our website at www.teachhandwriting.co.uk for more tips on joining other cursive...

'ng' Phonics Sounds, word and picture examples | Read with Phonics | Sound Video

ABOUT MY ONLINE PHONICS GAMES www.readwithphonics.com All of my free online phonics games at ReadwithPhonics.com require an internet connection to play. Teac...

Please choose 1 or 2 of the following tasks to aid learning our sound of the week ng.

Book of the Week

13.7.20

 

 

"I Am Absolutely Too Small for School" by Lauren Child | Read Along with WILF Books

Ready for bedtime? Here's "I Am Absolutely Too Small for School" by Lauren Child with Mia, a lovely story for 4-6 year-olds. :) --- We're WILF Books (www.wil...

Please can you choose 1 or 2 of the activities below to complete after the listening to our book of the week

I Am Too Absolutely Small for School

By Lauren Child

Mathematical Development

13.7.20

Please find below a set of 6 revision mats for the Nursery class to revise some of the numeracy skills they have developed this year. Please choose 1 or more to complete.

Personal and Social Development,

Well-Being and Cultural Diversity

13.7.20

Please take a little time to complete this short book with your child in preparation for their return to school in September.

Please feel free to add any additional information on the back page.

Physical Development

13.7.20

Virtual Sports Day 2020

Please find below some resources and ideas for you to host an at home sports day. Please share any photos or videos you take of your virtual sports day activities.

Welsh Development

13.7.20

Have you met the Welsh Mr Men in the video below?

Mr Hapus-Mr Happy

Mr Trist-Mr Sad

Mr Tawel-Mr Quiet

Mr Swnllyd- Mr Noisy

 

Can you draw a picture of your favourite Welsh character?

 

Mr Hapus

Trefnwyd, perfformiwyd a chynhyrchwyd gan John Grindell http://www.facebook.com/stiwdiojg http://twitter.com/stiwdiojg

Creative Development

13.7.20

Can you listen to the song 'We're all going on a Summer holiday'

and complete one of the following creative tasks?

 

1. Can you create a dance to go with the song?

2. Can you draw or paint a picture of your ideal Summer holiday?

3. Can you play a homemade instrument along with the song?

Cliff Richard - Summer Holiday

Cliff Richard and the Shadows - Summer Holiday

Knowledge & Understanding of the World

13.7.20

Can you follow a simple homemade map to find hidden treasures buried in spaces and places around your home/garden, local beach or park ? You could provide children with tools to dig (outdoors with permission) where they find ‘X’ marks the spot!

Nursery Class

Home Schooling Tasks for the

Week beginning 6.7.20

Please keep sharing photos of all your learning tasks with Mrs Lewis at LewisC407@hwb.net

All your hard work is so appreciated and seeing all your learning journeys at home is wonderful. Keep up all the hard work. We are missing your smiling faces and cannot wait to welcome you back to school soon.

 

Language Literacy & Communication 

6.7.20

 

th th -Jolly Phonics

Come and join Santina as she introduces the /th/ and /th/ sound using a story, song and air writing. For more information on Santina and Jolly Phonics please...

Alphablocks Series 3 - Thing

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Please choose 2 or 3 Sound of the Week challenges to complete from below.

 

Book of the Week

6.7.20

Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

Peace at Last

Peace at Last by Jill Murphy, brought to life by Simple Stories! Please visit our; Website - http://www.simplestories.net Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/...

Mathematical Development-6.7.20

Size Ordering

 

Welsh Development 6.7.20

Lliw-colours

 

 

Following on from last week's work on our Welsh colours.

Here are the words to the song Lliwiau Enfys and the tune when you click on the link.

Can you join in the words or play an instrument to the tune? 

Can you colour the rainbow using the Welsh colour words?

Physical Development 

6.7.20

Knowledge & Understanding of the World

6.7.20

Inspired by our book of the week' Peace at Last'.

This week we will be learning all about sound.

What Do You Hear? | Animal Song | Super Simple Songs

Check out the Super Simple App for iOS! ► http://apple.co/2nW5hPd Listen. What do you hear? Name the animal by the sound it makes. Listen to Super Simple Son...

Can you complete a choosy sound challenge?

Guess the Sound Game | 20 Sounds to Guess

Guess the Sound Game | 20 Sounds to Guess Guess the sounds before the time runs out. Play 'Guess the Sound' with friends or family! ===== SUBSCRIBE: https://...

Personal and Social Development, Well-Being & Cultural Diversity

6.7.20

Please use the sheet enclosed to draw or write (or both) about your Nursery class 2020 memories .It would be realy lovely if you could share these with Mrs Lewis. Thank you in advance.

 

Creative Development-6.7.20

Can you listen the music clip enclosed? Is fast or slow?

Play the music again and draw or paint a picture while listening to the music play. There are no rules you can just paint or draw using your wonderful imaginations. I know these will be fabulous! I cannot wait to see the outcomes.

The Three Tenors in Concert 1994: Brindisi ("Libiamo ne' lieti calici") from La Traviata

The Three Tenors sing the famous brindisi from Verdi's La Traviata live in concert before the 1994 World Cup in Los Angeles. Celebrate the 25th anniversary o...

Nursery Class Home School Gallery

Can you spot all your friends?

How many did you count?

Harri's Assault Course

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Ellie's Knowledge & Understanding of the World Video

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Florence-Rose's Outdoor Adventures.

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Family Sports Day 2020 EG and family.

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This week Nursery were challenged to hold their own Sports Day at home. We just love this outcome. Super physical development skills are being demonstrated by all the family. Diolch yn fawr, EG and FG and their families.

Sports Day Part 2

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Sports Day Award Ceremony

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Sports Day at home 2020. Starring EG and family .

Nursery Class Star of the Week!

Who will be next?

 

Who will it be next week?

 

 

June 2020 Nursery

Home Learning Tasks

 

Nursery Class Home Learning Tasks for the Week beginning

Monday 29th June 2020

Please send photos of all your creative tasks to LewisC407@hwb.net

Your hard work is most appreciated and makes me smile ever time.

Thank you to all our Nursery superstars and their hardworking families.

 

Language Literacy & Communication

29.6.20

 

Sound of the Week - ch for chat

ch - Jolly Phonics song

ch - Jolly Phonics song Trains are chugging up the hill, /ch/-/ch/-/ch/, /ch/-/ch/-ch/, Trains are chugging up the hill, /ch/-/ch/-/ch/, /ch/-/ch/-/ch/ Choo,...

Ch Words- Learning Blending for Reading

Looking for fun printable activities? http://www.epicphonics.com A reading machine to help learn to read words with the 'ch' sound. Phase 3 digraph 'ch'. Wor...

Please choose 2 or 3 of the following tasks to complete to further develop your knowledge of our Sound of the Week.

Book of the Week 29.6.20

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats...and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry ...

Mathematical Development -29.6.20

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Math's Challenges

Learn to Count with The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

Creative Development 29.6.20

Can you listen carefully to the Hungry Caterpillar's favourite song, 'The Ugly Bug Ball'. He would really like you to join in the words. Can you think of dance moves to accompany the song? You may make mini beast moves, for example flap around like a butterfly to the song. Can you play an instrument to the tune? A homemade instrument will make great fun, perhaps a cup with a lid holding rice to create a shaker. You can then shake along to the tune.

Ugly Bug Ball (Sing Along Songs)

Taken from the Bare Necessities. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as crit...

Knowledge & Understanding of the World

29.6.20

A life cycle of a butterfly

A short video about a life cycle of a butterfly. Voiced by Selin Moon Uluçay and created by Armağan Çıtak.

Personal and Social Development,

Well-Being and Cultural Diversity

29.6.20

Can you help the Hungry Caterpillar to sort the healthy and unhelathy food pictures?

Physical Development -29.6.20

Mini- Beasts Moves

Welsh Development 29.6.20

 

Colours- Beginner Welsh Lessons for Children

In this Colours lesson from our Beginner Welsh Lessons for Children playlist you will learn 10 Welsh words for colours including blue, red, green, black, whi...

Lliwiau'r enfys (Sing a rainbow)

Nursery Class Home Learning Tasks for the Week beginning

Monday 22nd June 2020

 

Please send photos of all your creative tasks to LewisC407@hwb.net

Your hard work is most appreciated and makes me smile ever time.

Thank you to all our Nursery superstars and their hardworking families.

 

Language Literacy and Communication

 

Sound of the Week-sh 22.6.20

 

JOLLY PHONICS sh song

Phonics 'sh' Words Reading Machine

Book of the Week 22.6.20

The Very Lazy Ladybird

The Very Lazy Ladybird | Ladybug

The Very Lazy Ladybird or The Very Lazy Ladybug by Isobel Finn & Jack Tickle. Read by The Story Teller. http://youtu.be/Adyr1MpwXSg #readaloud #StorytimeAnytime

Mathematical Development 22.6.20

Counting Week- backwards and forwards

Counting Backwards from 10 - The Numberniks #3

In this episode, kids will count along to a fun beat with Molly and Fifi, going backwards from 10 to 1. The Numberniks are lovable funky characters who live ...

Five Little Ducks a rhyme to aid counting backwards from 5 for younger Nursery pupils N1

Watch this video and MUCH more in the Super Simple App for iOS! ► http://apple.co/2nW5hPd One of our favorite kids songs! ""Five little ducks went out one da...

"Ten in the Bed" Counting back from 10 N2 Nursery pupils

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

22.6.20

Holes, Spaces and Hiding Places

Science challenge 2

What Lives In A Shell? READ ALOUD!

YOU live in a house. A bird lives in a nest. But do you know animals live in shells??? In this summertime KidTime StoryTime, science and beach meet as we exp...

Creative Development 22.6.20

Welsh Development 

22.6.20

 

Caru Canu | Heno Heno (Welsh Children's Song)

Hwiangerdd draddodiadol i suo plant bach i gysgu. A traditional Welsh nursery rhyme.

Physical Development

22.6.20

Personal and Social Development,

Well-Being and Cultural Diversity

22.6.20

Folowing on from last week's handwashing song. Please, Can you choose a short fun challenge to complete?

Nursery Class Home Learning Tasks for the Week beginning

Monday 15th June 2020

 

Please send photos of your tasks to LewisC407@hwb.net.Your hard work is so appreciated and makes me smile ever time. Thank you to all our families.

 

Language Literacy and Communication

 

Sound of the Week qu 15.6.20

Jolly Phonics - qu

How to join.cursive alphabet letters qu

Handwriting animation showing how to join cursive alphabet letters qu. Visit our website at www.teachhandwriting.co.uk for more tips on joining other cursive...

Please choose 2 or 3 of the activities below to practice your sound qu.

Can you download the free app Art of Glow to practice writing your sound of the week qu in rainbow colours?

Book of the Week 15.6.20

Julia Donaldson performs the One Mole Digging a Hole Song

Watch Julia Donaldson and her husband, Malcolm, perform the One Mole Digging a Hole Song, based on the bestselling picture book with illustrations by Nick Sh...

One Mole Digging a Hole by Julia Donaldson- Read Aloud Children's Book

All the animals are busy lending a hand in the garden in this lively numbers book. Learn Number and enjoy the rhymes

Please choose 1 or 2 of these activities after listening to the book of the week.

Can you sequence and retell the story using the large picture cards?

Can you cut out and order the numbers to 5 and then 10 on a washing line? Remember to check the order by counting and pointing to each number.

Choosy Challenges. Can you choose an activity from the ones below to complete about the book of the week?

Show and Tell

15.6.20

 

Can you tell us all about a new skill you have learnt during lockdown at home? Please send us a photo, picture or video of your new skill. We are looking forward to finding out all about your new skills. 

Mathematical Development 15.6.20

Money Week

Money Song for Children UK

Please sponsor me and support my work by becoming a Patron!! https://www.patreon.com/Epicphonics A money song about UK coins for young children. Covers 1p, 2...

Can you sort the coins by colour,size or shape? You can use real coins or the paper ones below.

Can you colour the coins the correct colours?

Can you roll the dice and shout out the name of the coin?You don't need to use all of the dice.

A money fan to aid quick recognition of all GB coins. Using your money fan:.Can you show me 1p? Can you show me 5p?

Physical Development 15.6.20

Please choose 1 of the activities below to complete for your physical challenge this week.

Creative Development 15.6.20

Can you collect a range of natural objects from your garden or during your daily exercise walks?  Please can you use these to create or re-create a piece of mini-beast art like the ones pictured below.Don't forget to share your finished art with us via twitter or send to LewisC407@hwb.net 

Welsh Development 15.6.20

Can you count along with the video clip? Can you count in Welsh in a big loud voice?

Can you count in Welsh whispering? Can you sing your numbers in Welsh?

Numbers 1 to 10 in Welsh | Welsh Beginner Lessons for Children

In this beginner Welsh lesson you will learn 10 Welsh words for the numbers from one to ten. In the lesson, each word or phrase is shown in Welsh (and Englis...

Personal and Social Development,

Well-Being and Cultural Diversity

15.6.20

Please watch the video clip below and talk about the importance of handwashing for everybody in our community. 

                                                                 

Wash Your Hands Song | Music for Kids | The Singing Walrus

Get the mp3 on Apple, Amazon, or Google Play! https://music.apple.com/us/album/wash-your-hands-song-single/1357902395 https://www.amazon.com/Wash-Your-Hands-...

Nursery Class Home Learning Tasks for the Week beginning

Monday 8th June 2020

 

Please send photos of your tasks to LewisC407@hwb.net. Your hard work is so appreciated and makes me smile ever time. Thank you to all our families.

Language Literacy and Communication

 

Sound of the Week X x

8.6.20

X Jolly Phonic

Write the letter X | Alphabet Writing lesson for children | The Singing Walrus

The Singing Walrus presents "Write the letter X" from our Alphabet Writing Series, an easy and fun video lesson for young kids. Children learn how to write t...

Please choose 2 or 3 of the activities below to practice reading and writing the letter sound x using the correct letter formation.

Can you create a letter sound X xylophone picture?

 

 

Book of the Week 8.6.20

My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh by Nick Sharratt

My Mum and Dad make me laugh

By Nick Sharratt

Please choose 2 or 3 of the activities below to complete for our book of the week.

Reading skills- High Frequency words

Take a look at these tricky words. These are the ones we cannot sound out we just have to learn to read them on sight and the more we see them the quicker we will read these aloud independently. I know you can do it!

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

https://www.patreon.com/Epicphonics http://epicphonics.com/games/show/reading-machine-4 Check ou...

Mathematical Development - 8.6.20

 

 

Where is it?

A simple video for kids to practice the prepositions on, in and under. Download our songs on iTunes here: http://apple.co/1IAIjde Where is it? #2: https://ww...

Please complete 2 or 3 activities below.

Personal and Social Development,

Well-Being and Cultural Diversity 8.6.20

While We Can't Hug

A lovely short story animation to help try and explain to young children the idea of social distancing during these uncertain times. Please see below.

While We Can't Hug

Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch. From the creators of the internationally adored The Hug, Eoi...

Watch the short animation above and complete the sheet below about friendship.

Welsh Development 8.6.20

Watch the short video clip and say aloud the new Welsh words with your family.

Family members in Welsh | Beginner Welsh Lessons for Children

In this 'Family members in Welsh' vocabulary lesson you will learn the Welsh names for close family including the Welsh words for mother, father, sister, bro...

Physical Development 8.6.20

Boogie Beebies - English - Full Episodes - Gardening

Boogie Beebies is a programme that teaches children a dance (to a short original song). It was originally presented by Nataylia "Nat" Roni and Pete Hillier (...

Creative Development 8.6.20

Can you design a new tie for Dad using 2D shapes?

Can you use different colours to make a stripey pattern on Mum's new socks?

 

The worksheets below are just for ideas. Please feel free to design your own, as I love all your creative and unique outcomes.

Knowledge & Understanding of the World 8.6.20

Holes, Spaces and Hiding Places

Science challenge.

Language Literacy & Communication

Sound of the Week 'Z' 1.6.20

 

Jolly Phonics (Group 5 - Letter "Z")

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Please choose 2 or 3 of the activities below to practice reading and writing the letter sound z using the correct letter formation.

Show and Tell

Book of the Week 1.6.20

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

 

 

Dear Zoo

'I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . .' Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever...

Please choose 2 or 3 of the activities below to complete for our book of the week.

Mathematical Development 1.6.20

Counting Week

Please choose 2 or 3 of the activities below to practice ordering numbers, counting numbers, recognising numbers and writing numbers using the correct formations.  

Number Formation Rhymes

Number formation rhymes for 0 to 10

Physical Development 1.6.20

 

Z for Zumba!

ZUMBA KIDS - Electronic Song - Minions / Instagram: @dovydaszumba

Welsh Development 1.6.20

Can you name some animals in Welsh?

This short video can help you to learn the names and how to pronounce these new words in Welsh.  

Pets in Welsh | Welsh Beginner Lessons for Children

In this lesson from the Beginner Welsh Lessons for Children playlist you will learn the Welsh for different types of pet animal including the Welsh words for...

Can you cut out the pet pictures and create a poster or small picture book about Welsh animals?

Creative Development (Outdoors)1.6.20

 

Personal and Social Development, 

Well-Being and Cultural Diversity 1.6.20

RNLI

Water & Beach Safety Campaign Resources

 

 

May Half Term 2020

25th May-29th May

Dear Parents/Carers, 

You should feel so proud of the amazing learning journey, you are continuing to support at home,whilst juggling so many other new challenges. We cannot thank you enough for all your positivity,creativity and dedication.There will be no new activities posted this week as you will be enjoying your Half Term holidays. Please stay safe and we will see back here on June 1st 2020Please keep sharing your wonderful work with your Teachers and friends. If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to contact Mrs Lewis via email LewisC407@Hwb.net and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Have a lovely Half Term!

Missing you all lots and hoping to see you all soon.

 

Mrs Lewis 

Nursery Class Home Learning Tasks May 2020

 

 

 

Nursery Class May Monthly Challenges#1

Choose any of the following to complete as a family.

Nursery Class Self-Portraits 

You all look amazing! Thank you so much for sharing and keep them coming please.

Nursery Class May Family Challenge #2

 

Nursery Class Family Challenge#3

 

Can you create a salt dough handprint decoration?

Instructions for how to create a salt dough handprint decoration.

Kindness Week - Nursery Class Family

Challenge #4

 

Kindness Week Family Hearts to Share

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

 

 

How to Make a Rainbow Sensory Bottle

Make a rainbow discovery bottle with hair gel and liquid watercolors. This rainbow sensory bottle is the perfect activity to study rainbows, St. Patrick's Da...

Sound of the Week for 18.5.20

Sound W for worm

W Jolly Phonic

Initial sound w bingo game resources - Differentiated levels