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St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

Loving, learning, growing together with Jesus

Week Beginning 4th January 2021

Wednesday 6th January 

 

Good morning, Nursery children and families.

We hope you are all safe and well after hearing the announcement made about schools. We were taken by surprise by the last minute decision and we are preparing for the weeks ahead.

 

In school we are currently working hard to fully launch our home learning. For the next few days we will post some practical activities on this page and next week (Monday 11th Jan) we will move to our topic planning which is Winter.

 

Today is a very special day for our Church family- it is the Feast of The Epiphany. Did you get a really special gift this Christmas? Something that you particularly liked or was very important to you? Remember, a special present doesn’t have to be big or expensive; it may just be something you really wanted or like, or a gift from a special person.

On the 6th January each year Christians have a special festival called Epiphany. Epiphany celebrates the visit of the wise men to the baby Jesus. Just as the gifts that you received had a special meaning to you, so the wise men brought special gifts for Jesus.

Can you remember that part of the Christmas story? 

 

A long, long way away, there were some wise men. One night, they saw a very interesting star. So, the men decided to pack up their belongings, and follow the star to wherever it led them. The star led them to the town of Bethlehem in Israel. The star came to rest over the place where Jesus was, and the Wise Men brought expensive gifts for him and worshipped the new king. The gifts were gold, frankincense and myrrh. 

Time for reflection- find a quiet space in your home with your family, perhaps next to your nativity scene if you have one.  A grown up could light a candle like we do during our collective worships in school.

 

We will start our Winter topic next week but if you wanted to do some busy learning at home you could choose some of these ideas below.

 

Bake a cake

Play I spy for     colour or noises

Sort some of your toys by size

Make up a quiz

Paint pictures or paint with water outside

Pair your socks

Blow bubbles

Sing the alphabet song

Make up a story

Learn a dance on go noodle website

Count ten        objects

Investigate which toys float and sink. Have a guess first!

Do a jigsaw

Play snap

Go on a shape hunt

Make some     patterns

Spend some time playing outside every day

Set the table for dinner

Tell a story that you know

Make a shopping list

Play a game

Sort your toys by colour

Read something every day

Hide a toy for your family and play hotter and colder to try and find it.

Clean your     bedroom

Draw your       favourite animal

Make a model with recycling materials

Find something longer/shorter than you or a part of your body

Play with water. How many cups does it take to fill a pot? Which holds the most/least?

Do some colouring in

Go on a Winter walk. Collect five leaves

Make your bed

Plant some seeds

Pick up five toys and put them away

Build a den

Cut something out

Practise putting on and taking off your coat.

Make play dough by following a recipe online

Learn to do zips or buttons.

Make some sets of different numbers, 5 toys, 3 tins of soup etc

Practise reading your name

Listen to some noises outside. What can you hear?

 

 Stay safe, healthy and happy and we look forward to all being together again.

Love from all the Nursery staff x