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NURSERY 2S  AND 3S - A YEAR IN PHOTOS

We have put together a selection of photographs of the children in the Nursery 2s and Nursery 3s throughout their time with us - we have loved getting to know you and your children and hope that you all have a lovely summer.

Remember to scroll down to see today's final home challenge.  

Nursery 2's and 3's

 Here you will find new activities to help your child to continue their learning at our ideas. Nursery staff will upload a new video Monday to Friday by 10:00am for you to enjoy together. 

As we are unable to see the children and support them with their learning, we ask that everyone who completes the activities sends us some photos so we can see how many children are accessing this page, and also to help us to stay connected at this difficult time.

We will add photos of your child completing their home learning to the gallery under the Nursery 2's and 3's home learning section which is a great way for the children to see what all of their friends have been doing. If you do not wish for your photos to go on the website, just let us know when you send them to us. 

All photos should be sent directly to your child's class teacher:

Mrs Osenton (Nursery 2's): nursery2s.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

Miss Johnston (Acorn group): acorn.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

Miss Kaye (Hazel group): hazel.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

Your child's teacher should have sent you an email so you know which address to use for your child. 

Thank you for your continued support at this difficult time. 

FRIDAY 17th JULY

Hello everyone. Here is your final home learning challenge. We want to celebrate how hard you have all worked by having a pirate party. We can't be together for this, but watch the video and find out how to make a pirate hat, listen to your nursery grown ups sing, then you can choose what to do for your party at home. We hope you have a fantastic day and a brilliant summer. We are so proud of all of you. Stay safe everyone xxx

THURSDAY 16th JULY

Hello everyone. Today Miss Kaye has a phonics job for you. Listen to the sounds as they are blended and help Miss Kaye to find the pirate's treasure. Then ask your grown ups to sound out the words on the list and see if you can find the rest of the treasure around your house. 

Tomorrow is our final day of home learning and we would like to celebrate with a pirate party like the one Barry and his friends have in this week's story. So get your best pirate or party clothes ready for tomorrow's final video!

WEDNESDAY 15th JULY

Good morning. Today, Miss Johnston (Captain Johnston!) has a physical challenge for you to join in with. Get ready to become a pirate and follow Pirate Osenton’s instructions. Look out for some familiar faces in this video too - the children in key provision were so excited to join in!

TUESDAY 14th JULY

Hello everyone. Today, Miss Anderson has a counting job for you. Join in with the number rhyme and then see if you can make some sea creatures to add the right number of legs to. 

MONDAY 13th JULY

Good morning boys and girls. This is our last week of home learning before the summer holidays, and we would love as many of you as possible to take part in the challenges and send us your pictures. 

Our story this week is Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster' and we are sure you will love the challenge Miss Millington has for you at the end of the story! We realpy can't wait to see your photos today! Enjoy!

FRIDAY 10th JULY

Hello boys and girls. Today, Miss Johnston has a number job for you. Watch the video and then find some toys to share equally between you and someone else. Don't forget to send your photos to us!

THURSDAY 9th JULY

Good morning everyone. Today, Mrs Osenton has a listening job for you to do. Sing along with a song about going to the beach and then listen for the sounds at the start of the words in a game of beach I Spy. 

If you send any pictures today, be sure to wish Mrs Osenton a big happy birthday too! 

WEDNESDAY 8th JULY

Good morning boys and girls. Today, Miss Spoors would like you to listen to the sounds of the sea and make your own instrument which sounds the same. We can't wait to see your creations!

TUESDAY 7th JULY

Hello everyone. We hope you enjoyed the story yesterday. Today, Miss Stuart has a physical challenge for you. Listen to her reading some poems about some sea creatures from the book 'Commotion in the Ocean', and try to move like them. We bet you have some great moves and we can't wait to see them!

MONDAY 6th JULY

Good morning. Today, we are continuing our theme of 'our wonderful world' by going to the beach to focus on some different sea creatures. Miss McCabe is here today to read 'Sharing a Shell'. Listen to the story and then try to draw a picture of either a character from the story or a rock pool full of lots of sea creatures. 

Maybe you could take a trip to the beach with your grown up one day this week? Can you find any creatures? If you do, remember to always stay close to your grown up and to keep a safe distance from others. You should never climb on rocks or go in the water by yourself. 

FRIDAY 3rd JULY

Hello everyone. Today, Miss Millington would like you to help her work out some rhyming pairs - listen to the name of the objects and work out what sounds the same. Make some slime and play a game of Rhyme or Slime! If it doesn't rhyme, it goes in the slime!!

THURSDAY 2nd JULY

Good morning everyone. Miss Anderson has a creative challebge for you today. She would like you to make a rocking snail with a shell made of circles in the style of the artist Kandinsky. Watch the video to find out more, then remember to send us your photos of your snails!

WEDNESDAY 1st JULY

Good morning boys and girls. Today, Miss Johnston has been on a shape hunt to find something round for Norman's shell. Can you help her by looking for things that are round in your house?

TUESDAY 30th JUNE

Hello everyone. Today, Miss Kaye would like you to join her at the Dough Disco! If you have some play dough, get it now ready to join in. If not, please follow this link to find instructions and a video showing you how to make your own playdough...

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/playdough-recipe

 

MONDAY 29th JUNE

Good morning everyone. Today, Mrs Bell has a new story to share with you - 'Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell'. Listen to the story and then join in with Mrs Bell's sorting game. Help her to work out which minibeasts have legs, which ones can fly, have shells and so on. Enjoy!! 

 FRIDAY 26th JUNE

Hello everyone. Today, Mrs Bell has another version of the story Snail Trail to share with you. This time, the snail goes on a journey atound the Nursery outdoor area. We would like you to watch the video and then go on a snail trail in your garden or yard. Can you draw a map to show where you go on your trail? Please send your map pictures to us so we can see where you have been!

THURSDAY 25th JUNE

Good morning everyone. Today, Miss McCabe is going to show you a picture from an artist callee Henri Matisse. He made pictures using ripped up pieces of brightly coloured paper. One of his most famous pieces of art is called  'The Snail'. We wpuld like you to watch the videos and then make your own snail. You might use paper, toy cars, teddies, or something else. We can't wait to see your amazing creations!

WEDNESDAY 24th JUNE

Good morning. Mrs Osenton is back again today with a maths video. You will need 5 snails to join in - you could draw them, find some, or use some stones and pretend they are your snails. Remember to use your poinying finger to count along!

TUESDAY 23rd JUNE

Hello boys and girls. Today Mrs Osenton has a helper - Mr Osenton is joining in with a physical activity. Can you move fast and slow following Mrs Osenton's instructions? See if you can do all the moves as well as Mr Osenton does!

MONDAY 22nd JUNE

Good morning everyone. We have a new story for you today. Listen to Miss Spoors read 'Snail Trail' and then use some salt or sugar in a tray to create some snail spirals and trails yourself. Don't forget to send us your photos. 

FRIDAY 19th JUNE

Good morning boys and girls. Today, Mrs Bell has a phonics job for you. Listen carefully to the sounds you can hear at the start of the words and help her to sort the objects. 

THURSDAY 18th JUNE

Hello everyone. Today Miss Stuart has a special challenge for you - can you make a bug hotel? Watch Miss Stuart make hers and then have a go yourself using things you find in your house and garden. We are so excited to see your finished hotels!

WEDNESDAY 17th JUNE

Hello boys and girls. Today, Miss Millington would like you to go on a pattern hunt with her. How many different things can you find with a spotty or stripy pattern? Have a look at what some of the things that some of the Nursery grown ups found in their houses too. 

TUESDAY 16th JUNE

Good morning everyone. Today, Miss Kaye would like you to do a physical activity to get your bodies moving. Follow the instructions to move like the animals from yesterday's story. 

MONDAY 15th JUNE

Hello everyone. As it is Monday, we have another new story for you. We are still continuing with minibeasts linked to 'Our Wonderful World'. Today, Miss Anderson is sharing The Very Lazy Ladybird. She then has a challenge for you in video 2. We can't wait to see your ladybird pictures, make sure you ask your grown ups to send them to us boys and girls!

Nursery 2s children - nursery2s.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

Acorn group (Miss Johnston) - acorn.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

Hazel group (Miss Kaye) - hazel.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

FRIDAY 12th JUNE

Hello boys and girls. Today, Miss Johnston would like you to help her to listen to the sounds at the start of words to sort some healthy foods for the caterpillar and butterfly. Then, we challenge you to find something healthy that starts with the first letter of your name. Don't forget to send us your photos!

THURSDAY 11th JUNE

Good morning. Today, Mrs Osenton is telling you about how to keep your mind healthy. Watch the video and join in with some of the things Mrs Osenton likes to do to make her feel happy. We would love to see some photos of you doing things that make you feel happy too.  

WEDNESDAY 10th JUNE

Hello everyone. As part of our healthy focus this week, we would like you to get your bodies moving today. Miss Spoors is here with a physical maths activity for you to join in with. 

Please remember to forward pictures to your child's class email account so we can see w

TUESDAY 9th JUNE

Good morning boys and girls. Today, Miss McCabe is going to show you how to make a fruit salad. Watch the video and then ask your grown up to help you to read and follow the instructions to make your own fruit salad to enjoy with your family. Will you use the same fruits or ia there something else you would like to add? 

We would love to see pictures of your creations! 

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PARENTS - PLEASE SUPERVISE YOUR CHILD WHEN CUTTING USING A KNIFE, THEIR SAFETY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO US. 

MONDAY 8th JUNE

Hello everyone. 

This week is National Healthy Week and we would like you to join us in a range of healthy activities linked to this. Our story this week is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Listen to Mrs Bell share the story and then join in with her memory game. 

 

STAYING HEALTHY - Log on to Jasmine and join in with the physical activities - you can choose which section you would like to complete. Logon details are:

Website: home.jasmineactive.com

Username: parent@diamondhal-1.com

Password: diamondhal

 

Don't forget to send us your photos - we love to see you joining in with your home learning challenges. 

 

 

Friday 5th June

Hello everyone. Today, Miss Kaye has a Write Dance video for you. You can use paper and pens, chalk on the ground or water to make the marks alongside. 

THURSDAY 4th JUNE

Hello everyone. Today, Miss Johnston has a counting job for you. Join in with her as she sings 5 Little Speckled Frogs and then make a leapfrog counting game with your grown ups. I hope you don't get wet playing your counting game like Miss Johnston did when it started to rain halfway through filming!

WEDNESDAY 3rd JUNE

Good morning boys and girls. Today, Miss Anderson would like you to listen to the story 'Oi Frog' and help her to play a rhyming game. Can you find the things that sound the same in your house? Watch the bottom video first to listen to the story. 

TUESDAY 2nd JUNE

Hello everyone. We hope you enjoyed the story yesterday and found somewhere interesting to eat your dinner. 

Today, Mrs Bell would like you to join her for a minibeast hunt in her garden. Then, you can go on your own minibeast hunt and see what you can find. The other grown ups from Nursery have been hunting too!

Don't forget to send us some photos of your minibeast hunts. 

 MONDAY 1st JUNE

Good morning everyone. We hope that you have had a lovely half term week enjoying the sunshine. 

For this half term, our home learning challenges are focused around 'Our Wonderful World'. Our stories will be centred around different minibeasts - we know how much the children love to explore the minibeasts we find in our nursery outdoor area! 

Mrs Osenton is here today to share the story of 'Hungry Harry'.

Once you have listened to the story, see if you can find an interesting place to eat your lunch today - it could be in a den you have made, in your garden, or somewhere else. 

Please remember to send us your photos so we can see where you choose to have your lunch. Enjoy! 

FRIDAY 22nd MAY

Good morning. Today, Miss Millington would like you to build the tallest beanstalk. What will ypu use to build it? How many pieces will it take? Don't forget to send us your photos. 

 

Next week is half term and as you have all worked so hard completing your home learning over the past 8 weeks, we will not be setting home learning activities next week. We hope you enjoy a well earned break together. As always, we would love to see what you do during the break so if you would like to, please send pictures to your child's class teacher. 

Enjoy half term and stay safe everyone. 

THURSDAY 21st MAY

Hello boys and girls. Today, we would like you to enjoy some time outside in the sunshine completing the scavenger hunt in the picture below. Mrs Osenton will tell you more in the video, and look out for Mr Osenton showing you around the garden too! 

Remember to stay safe if you are out walking, 2m distance from others and stay close to your grown ups. Don't forget your suncream if it is a really sunny day too! We can't wait to see the pictures of the things you find!

WEDNESDAY 20th MAY

Hello everyone. Today we would like you to listen to Miss Johnston read the story 'Shhh' and then help the giant with a rhyming game. 

There is another rhyming game on Phonicsplay you could try too. 

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1/cake-bake

Username: march20

Password: home

TUESDAY 19th MAY

Good morning. Today, Miss Stuart has a physical challenge for you. Watch the video and learn the rules for the 'beans game'. Once you have practised with Miss Stuart you can play the game with your family. Don't forget to send us some photos too. 

MONDAY 18th MAY

Good morning everyone. We hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready for your new story todsy! 

Miss Kaye is here today to share the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. Once you have finishee, think about who you would like to see at the top of a beanstalk. Try and draw a picture. Or you might want to draw a picture of the giant and his castle. Don't forget to send those photos too. 

FRIDAY 15th MAY

Hello everyone. Today is the last day of our learning linked to Hansel and Gretel, and the grown ups from nursery have worked together to make a trail! Help them to count the sticks - remember to use your fingers to show how many each time too. You might notice that the numbers get bigger as we add one more each time. Can you make a trail in your garden/yard or when out on a walk to help you find your way home? How many sticks/stones do you need for yours?

THURSDAY 14th MAY

Hello boys and girls. Today, Miss Millington is going to show you how to make a house using a piece of paper. Once you have made your house can you decorate it? Don't forget to practise writing your name on the back too. 

WE LOVE TO SEE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS, PLEASE KEEP SENDING THEM TO YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER USING THE EMAIL ADDRESSES ABOVE. 

WEDNESDAY 13th MAY

Good morning everyone. Today, Miss Spoors has a phonics job for you. Make sure you have your listening ears turned all the way up and see if you can join in with the Silly Soup song whilst finding food that begins with 's'.

 

You can then log on to the phonics play website using the link below and play Super Smoothie game within the Phase 1 section. 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/Phase1Menu.htm

Username: march20

Password : home

TUESDAY 12th MAY

Hello boys and girls. Today we would like you to make something with food. Miss Kaye has made a biscuit house just like the one in the story, and Miss McCabe has made a Skittles rainbow! You could try to make one of these, or even something else! 

Monday 11th May

Good morning everyone.  We hope you had a lovely weekend.  We would love to see photos of your VE Day celebrations.

Today we have a new story - Hansel and Gretel.  Listen to Mrs Bell reading the story and then your challenge is to dress like the witch or draw a picture of the witch from the story.  

VE DAY CHALLENGE

To celebrate 75 years since the end of World War 2, we would like you to have a celebration picnic with your family.  Watch the videos below of Miss Johnston setting your challenge for tomorrow.  We hope you enjoy watching all of the Nursery grown ups enjoying their picnics, and in the words of Vera Lynn - 'We'll meet again'!

 

The link below will take you to a simple video explaining VE day.

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PpaA_tZJV00

 

Take care and enjoy! With love from the Nursery Team

Thursday 7th May

Hello everyone, Mrs Osenton is here today with a colour challenge for you.  Have a look and join in with the colour hunt, and then come back to this page later today to see another video about tomorrow's challenge.  Please send any photos direct to your child's teacher.  Thank you. 

Wednesday 6th May

Good morning.  Today, Miss Anderson would like you to join her for a walk in the woods.  Listen to the sounds she can hear on her walk and then when you go for a walk, listen and record the sounds that you can hear. 

Don't forget to email pictures directly to your child's teacher using the addresses above. 

Tuesday 5th May

Hello boys and girls.  Today, Miss Kaye has a physical challenge linked to the story Little Red Riding Hood.  We can't wait to see pictures of you joining in!

Monday 4th May

Good morning everyone.  Today is Monday so that means we have a new story for you.  Today, Mrs Bell is here to tell you the story of Little Red Riding Hood.  Make sure you watch both videos so you know what your challenge is, and as always, please keep sending your photos so we can see all of your amazing efforts at home. 

FRIDAY 1st MAY

Good morning.  Today Miss Stewart has a challenge for you.  You will need to be investigators, making predictions and testing your ideas.  We can't wait to see your photos. 

Thursday 30th April

Hello everyone.  Today's challenge is a counting job and Miss Spoors is going to explain it to you in the video below.  Get ready to join in with some singing using your counting fingers too.

Wednesday 29th April

Good morning.  Today, Mrs and Mr Osenton are here to set a challenge for you.  Listen to and join in with their songs and then have a go at playing their game - you will need to do good looking and good remembering to complete it!  Don't forget to send your photos to us too!

Tuesday 28th April

Hello boys and girls.  Today, Miss Anderson has a den building challenge for you!  Can you make a den to hide from the Big Bad Wolf?  Remember to send your photos and videos to us once you are done.

Monday 27th April

Good morning everyone.  It is Monday today which means we have a new story for you to enjoy.  Today, Miss Millington is reading the story of The Three Little Pigs. 

Remember to send photographs of the pictures you draw of your favourite character.

Friday 24th April

Good morning everyone.  It is time for your last challenge of the week.  Miss Johnston and her girls would like you to join them for Write Dance today! 

You will need something to make your marks with, and remember you need one for each hand (pen/crayon/chalk/water), something to make them on (paper/ground outside). 

We would love to see pictures of you joining in and of the marks you make. 

Enjoy it, and we hope you all have a lovely weekend. 

Thursday 23rd April

Good morning.  Today, Miss Kaye and Beat Baby have a listening job for you to do.  Have fun, and don't forget to send us some pictures!

Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning! We loved seeing your troll pictures yesterday, you are all so creative! Well done!

Today, Miss Millington has another challenge for you. She has her little boy Kai helping her today too. 

Don't forget to send your pictures, we love to see your smiling faces and amazing ideas. 

Tuesday 21st April

Good morning everyone. Today, Miss McCabe is going to explain your challenge. We think you will enjoy this one and can be as creative as you like! We can't wait to see your pictures! 

Monday 20th April

Hello boys and girls.  Today is Monday, so we have a new story for you.  Mrs Osenton is going to tell you the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Look out for a surprise helper in her video! Once you have listened to the story we would like you to draw a picture of a troll.  Don't forget to label it, give it a name and put your own name on your picture too.  Then ask your grown up to email your pictures to enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk    FAO NURSERY.

 This week, your child's class teacher will be ringing you to catch up, see how you are getting on and hopefully speak to the children too.  The phonecall will come from a withheld number so please pick up when your phone rings - we are really looking forward to chatting to you all.  If you have a new number, please contact the school office on (0191) 5640222 before 10:00am, or send us an email to let us know. 

Thank you all for your continued support. 

Friday 17th April

Good morning everyone.  We hope that you have enjoyed the home learning challenges linked to Goldilocks and the Three Bears this week.  Miss Kaye is here today to end the week with a counting job. So get your fingers ready and get ready to do some brilliant counting. 

Once you have watched Miss Kaye's video, follow the link below to visit the Cbeebies Numberblocks page and watch the Three Song.  You could also watch some Numberblocks episodes on the site too.  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-the-three-song 

Thursday 16th April

Hello everyone.  Tonight, we have an extra story for you to listen to.  It's a story we all love at Nursery and we are sure that you will be able to join in making the sounds throughout.  The story is 'Peace at Last', and it is being read by Miss Johnston's big girl Ruby because she was desperate to do a video for you all!  We hope you enjoy it and join in with Ruby as you listen. 

Good night boys and girls.  We look forward to sharing another activity with you in the morning. 

Thursday 16th April

Good morning everyone.  Today, Miss Stuart has a phonics listening job for you to help with.  Watch the video below and help Miss Stuart and Baby Bear to work out all of the different sounds keeping Baby Bear awake.  After that, go on a listening walk around your house and work with your grown up to write a list or draw a picture of all of the different sounds you can hear. 

You could also do this when you go for your daily exercise today - turn your listening ears up and think about all of the sounds you can hear outside....it may be the birds in the trees, a car passing, or something else. 

Don't forget to send a picture of you on your listening walk at home and/or outside and your lists/pictures to enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk    FAO NURSERY

Come back to this page this evening to hear the story Peace at Last being shared too - Mr Bear hears lots of sounds in his house that keep him awake, just like Baby Bear in Miss Stuart's video!

Wednesday 15th April

Hello boys and girls, we hope that you enjoyed listening to the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears yesterday.  Today, Mrs Osenton is going to show you how to make some bear toast.  It is very simple to make, all you need is some bread, chocolate (spread or maybe a melted Easter egg), banana (or other fruit) and something round to make a bear nose.  Watch Mrs Osenton make her toast and ask your grown up to help you read Mammy Bear's instructions on the photo below, then give it a go!  Don't forget to send us your photos - we really want to see your toast today!

Tuesday 14th April

Hello everyone - we hope that you had a lovely weekend in your home and found lots of things to do to keep busy. 

Today, Miss Johnston is going to share the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears with you, maybe you could find your favourite teddy bear to hold on to whilst listening to the story.  Then we would like you to draw a picture of either Goldilocks, the bears, or your favourite part of the story.  Try to add a label to your picture - grown ups could help you listen to the sounds you can hear in the word.  Don't forget to write your name on your picture before emailing a photo of it to us too. 

We can't wait to see all of your fantastic pictures today. 

enquiries@diamindhallinfantacademy.co.uk

FAO NURSERY

We would like to wish all of the children and their families a very happy Easter. We hope you all make the most of some quality family time at home this weekend. Thank you all for your ongoing support during this difficult time. Stay safe and we hope to see you all again soon. Lots of love from Miss Johnston, Mrs Osenton, Miss Kaye, Miss Stuart, Miss Anderson, Miss McCabe, Miss Millington, Mrs Bell, Miss Spoors and Miss Hall xxx

Easter Craft Ideas

Here are some simple craft ideas you may wish to try at home this weekend.  Miss Millington has made a video to show you how she made a bunny using a toilet roll tube and an Easter tree - why don't you watch and then have a go?  Miss Millington's chick is hiding somewhere in the video too - see if you can spot it!

 

We would love to see some photos of your creations! Remember to email them to enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk    FAO NURSERY

Thursday 9th April

Good morning everyone.  Thank you and well done to the children and parents who sent us their photos yesterday - all of the nursery grown ups loved to see your smiling faces joining in with our challenges. 

 

Today, Miss Anderson invites you to join her at the Dough Disco!  If you have play dough/plastercine/clay at home then you will need it for this activity. If not, there is a recipe below which you can follow to make your own.  If you can't do this then don't worry, just get something soft and join in as best you can with the different actions!  We all love Dough Disco at nursery and we are sure that you will have just as much fun joining in with your grown ups at home.  We definitely want to see your photos of this activity too. 

 

There will be no home learning challenge tomorrow or Monday, however we will be posting some simple craft activities later on today which you may like to try at home over the bank holiday weekend.  Again, we would love to see your photographs!  Let's fill our gallery with all of your amazing efforts at home! 

 

 Play dough recipe:

1 cup flour

1/4 cup salt

1 tablespoon cooking oil

3/4 cup water

 

Heat the water in a microwave until hot. Then slowly pour the hot water in to a mixture of flour and salt. Pour the oil over the top and keep mixing until it forms a dough. You may wish to add food colouring to the hot water to change the colour of your dough but this is not essential. 

Wednesday 8th April

Hello everyone - you are in for a treat today as we have not 1 but 2 videos from Mrs Osenton who would like your help with some counting rhymes. You will need 5 of your favourite toys/teddies to help you with this counting job.  

We have not had very many photographs sent to us so far this week.  We love to see the children joining in with the home learning tasks we set for them on here, so please send your pictures as often as you can and we will get them added to the gallery so your child can see what their friends have been doing too.  We look forward to seeing lots of pictures of your children joining in with today's counting rhymes.  Thank you for your ongoing support at this difficult time. 

Tuesday 7th April

Good morning boys and girls.  We hope that you enjoyed Miss Anderson's story 'How to Catch the Easter Bunny' yesterday.  Today, Miss Kaye has a phonics job for you so make sure you are ready to join in with our Beat Baby rhyme with a difference, and we would love to see some pictures of you joining in with the actions.  Please email your photos to enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co uk    FAO Nursery. 

Monday 6th April

Hello everyone - we hope thst you had a nice weekend at home with your families.  It is time for us to share a new story with you and because it is nearly Easter, Miss Anderson had picked a story called 'How to Catch the Easter Bunny' to read to you.  We hope you enjoy it!  What was your favourite part?  Can you draw a picture of the Easter Bunny and send a photo to us today?  We really want to see as many photos as possible this week please grown ups. 

Friday 3rd April

Good morning boys and girls.  We hope that you have enjoyed all of the activities we have set for you this week.  We have loved seeing the photos of you doing them!

In today's video Miss Kaye has a phonics listening job for you.  Can you guess the sounds that Miss Kaye is making?  Once you have worked them out, ask your grown up to make some of the sounds for you to guess which animal it is and then you make some for your grown up to guess.

After this, ask your grown up to visit the website www.phonicsplay.co.uk

The username is march20 and password is home.  Have a look in the phase 1 resources for the animal sound game and see if you can guess which animals are inside the box. 

Don't forget to come back at 6:00pm to listen to today's bedtime story, and remember to send your photos of you completing your home learning to enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk    FAO Nursery. 

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to sharing a new story with you on Monday.  

Thursday 2nd April

Good morning everyone.  Today we have an experiment for you to try with your grown up.  Miss Anderson is challenging you to make an egg float! Watch the video below and give it a go.  Make sure you send us some pictures of you trying the experiment! 

Have fun! 

Wednesday 1st April

Hello everyone.  Well done to the children and families who have completed the daily tasks so far.  Today, we have a number job for you to do.  Miss Millington will tell you more in the video below.  Get your counting fingers ready and see if you can join in with the counting rhyme too. 

Don't forget to send us your photos - we love seeing what you have been doing at home! 

Tuesday 31st March

Good morning boys and girls.  We hope that you enjoyed listening to the story yesterday.  You might like to listen to it again before you complete today's home learning activity. 

As today is Tuesday and we usually have PE with Mr Football, we are setting you a PE task to try at home.  Watch the video below of Miss Johnston moving like the animals from the story - can you join in and make the moves too?  Once you have learned all of the moves you can play a game with your grown ups where someone moves like one of the animals and everyone else guesses which one.  Can you think of any other animal moves?  Try them with your family! 

Once you have done this, ask your grown up to go to the web address below and complete one of the physical activities from the site.  We like the one about the cat because it reminds us of the cat in our story. 

Website: home.jasmineactive.com

Username: parent@diamondhal-1.com

Password: diamondhal

Don't forget, we would love to see your photographs and upload them to the gallery on this page to share with all of your friends. 

enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk    FAO Nursery

Have fun everyone and stay safe! We miss you!

Monday 30th March

Hello boys and girls.  We hope that you are all keeping busy and having a lovely time at home with your families.  This week all of your challenges are linked to the story 'Over on the Farm'.  Why don't you get your chick and get comfy to listen to Mrs Osenton reading you the story?  Get your counting fingers ready!  When you have listened to the story perhaps you could draw a picture of your favourite animal and talk to your grown up about the different animals that live on the farm.