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Hello Norcot friends and families. As you know our topic story this week is Pumpkin soup, so I thought it would be a fun idea to make some "silly soup". Silly soup, is a really fun rhyming game that you can do with your children at home. At Norcot we like to use props, but you can use drawings, print offs, whatever you want to fill your soup bowl with. So before you can make the silly soup you have to sing the silly soup song. This is how it goes:
"I'm making silly soup,
Making soup is silly!
I'm going to put it in the fridge,
To make it nice and chilly!
In it I'll put a...."

And that's when you can encourage your children to think of some rhyming words, such as fox, box, socks, or bat, cat, hat etc. Remember to help your children with working out if it sounds the same, does it rhyme, for example does bike and cat sound the SAME? Or does bike and trike sound the SAME?
Why don't you give it a go at home, and don't forget to record your silly soups so we can hear how silly they get!

Have fun!

Lian ?

Silly Soup
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Hi Norcot friends and families, we hope you are well. This week our topic story is Pumpkin soup! Now I'm sure you are seeing lots of these giant orange pumpkins in the shops now, and they're not just fun for carving, they're also delicious to eat?. Why don't you buy a pumpkin and create your very own pumpkin soup, and don't forget to upload your cooking skills to tapestry.

Ok everyone, listening ears on, rub those looking eyes, and zip those chatty lips and hands on our laps ...for story time. Now don't forget to give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down for the story and tell us what you liked about it ?

Enjoy!

Lian ?

Story Time with Lian - Pumpkin Soup
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Story time with Fiona - Supertato
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Hi Norcot friends and families, happy Friday!!! As it's coming up to the weekend, why don't we carry on with our Harvest singing. Today's song...our third song is "Old Macdonald had a farm", now today, I'm using my singing puppet to help me, but you can ask your children what animals you think is on the farm, or get them to guess by saying "ccc....ccc.....cow!!" 

 

So here we go....

 

"Old Macdonald had a farm, 

Ee ii ee ii oh, 

and on that farm he had a COW!

Ee ii ee ii oh! 

With a moo moo here, and a moo moo there, 

here a moo there a moo, everywhere a moo moo!

Old Macdonald had a farm,

Ee ii ee ii oh!

 

On that farm he had a PIG!

With a oink oink here, and a oink oink there, 

here a oink there a oink, everywhere a oink oink!

Old Macdonald had a farm,

Ee ii ee ii oh!

 

On that farm he had a DOG!

With a woof woof here, and a woof woof there, 

here a moo there a woof, everywhere a woof woof!

Old Macdonald had a farm,

Ee ii ee ii oh!

 

On that he had a CAT!

With a meow meow here, and a meow meow there, 

here a moo there a meow, everywhere a meow meow!

Old Macdonald had a farm,

Ee ii ee ii oh!

 

On that he had a DUCK!

With a quack here, and a quack quack there, 

here a moo there a quack, everywhere a quack!

Old Macdonald had a farm,

Ee ii ee ii oh!

 

Have a go and join in with the songs and keep practising! Don't forget to put all your learning onto tapestry so we can see what you are doing at home, and can help with ideas with next steps ?

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Lian ? 

 

Old Macdonald
Old Macdonald.mp4
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Hello Norcot friends and families, hope you are keeping well, and enjoying starting to learn our Harvest songs. Following on from the "farmer sows the seeds" we are going on to our next song "5 little peas in a pea pod press". Now just like me you can use your hands to create your pea pod press, or you can get creative and draw and create some little peas in a pod. The song goes as follows:

 

"5 little peas in a pea pod press,

1 grew, 2 grew and so did all the rest!

They grew and they grew until they did not stop, 

until one day the pod went POP!!"

 

As I said before, we aren't having our normal sharing at Norcot, but we are still enjoying singing the Harvest songs with the children, so please join in and help learn the words and the actions! 

Remember, don't forget to put any of your children's learning on to tapestry so we can see what fun you are having at home and any help and guidance we can give you to help move your children onto the next step of learning ?

 

Take care,

 

Lian ?  

Singing with Lian - Five Little Peas in a Pea Pod Press
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Hi Norcot friends and families, as we normally are preparing to have you here for Harvest sharing, we are sad to say we cannot have you for sharing, but don't worry, we will still sing the Harvest songs, and we are still talking lots about why we celebrate Harvest. So the first song that we are learning is "the farmer sows the seeds". Pleases join in with the song and actions, as we are enjoying learning these new songs

 

"The farmer sows the seeds, the farmer sows the seeds,

hey ho, the dairy oh the farmer sows the seeds.

 

The rain begins to fall, the rain begins to fall,

hey ho the dairy oh, the rain begins to fall.

 

The sun begins to shine, the sun begins to shine,

hey ho the dairy, the sun begins to shine.

 

The farmer picks the crops, the farmer picks the crops,

hey ho the dairy, the farmer picks the crops.

 

We drive them in the tractor, we drive them in the tractor,

hey ho, the dairy oh, we drive them in the tractor.

 

We sell them at the market, we sell them at the market,

hey ho the dairy oh, we sell them at the market.

 

Then we all eat the food, then we all eat the food,

hey ho, the dairy oh, then we all eat the food!

 

Hope you enjoy the song, and please don't forget to upload any videos of your children's learning to tapestry so we can help you with next step learning ideas

 

Also, don't forget we are still going to be collecting long shelf life food for us to donate to the local churches, especially at these challenging times. Thank you in advance ? 

 

Lian ? 

Singing with Lian - The Farmer Sows the Seeds
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Hello Norcot friends and families, hope you are keeping well. Now we know the farmer's are busy getting their crops ready for Harvest, but they are also busy looking after their animals. Now I thought as a fun game, you could do "Kim's game" which is a memory game. The idea is to gather some farm animals; don't worry if you don't have any farm animal toys, you can print them out, or draw them for your child, or encourage them to draw them for you. Then you ask your children to cover their eyes, whilst you take away a toy/picture etc and see if they can remember which animal is missing. If your children are really good you can take away 2,3 even 4!  We would love to see how you get on with this game at home, and don't forget to put your videos, pictures on tapestry for us to see and help you with the next learning stage.

Hello everyone, happy Monday! This week we are beginning to learn about our harvest topic. It is one of my favourites as we celebrate and are thankful for the food we have to eat! We will also learn about and thank the people who help us to grow, deliver and sell our food in the world around us too. Here is the first harvest story we will be looking at this week, do join in with the actions with me! Take care, Ellie

Storytime with Ellie - The Enormous Turnip
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Please try this at home you can look at size, colour and patterns to play this matching game. Click on the video below:

Join Lian for a Matching Game
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This week we have been learning all about hedgehogs. We have learnt that they hibernate like the bears in our previous stories. We have noticed the falling autumn leaves and made rubbings and printing from these. We have made our own pinecone hedgehogs with googly eyes and thought about where they might like to build a home to sleep in for the winter. We have explored natural objects and sorted and counted bugs, thinking about how they look/move. Perhaps you would like to try some of these ideas at home too?

I have written a song called I'm a little hedgehog to accompany the tune of I'm a little teapot for us to learn and sing this week. Have fun learning the words and joining in with the actions!

Take care, Ellie Click on the video below:

I'm a Little Hedgehog
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Last week, we had our topic story about a sleepy bear "sleep big bear". Now bears aren't the only one's who need to Hibernate at Winter time, other animals such as Hedgehogs, and this weeks topic story is called "Hedgehog howdedo". Don't forget to turn your listening ears on, rub those looking eyes, and zip those lips and lock it and put it in your pocket. Once the story has finished, don't forget to give it a thumbs ...up or thumbs down and tell us why on Tapestry.
Also, as we're reading the story, can you encourage your child to see the hedgehogs and count them 1:1 with me? Maybe later in the evening, why don't you try and listen for hedgehogs in your garden, local parks etc. Maybe look up some key facts about Hedgehogs for your children to share with their peers at nursery and key workers. Also, if you are feeling creative, why don't you encourage your children to make hedgehog homes for them to hibernate in over the winter, but don't forget whatever you do, put it all on Tapestry for us to see what fun you are getting up too ?

 

Story Time with Lian - Hedgehog Howdedoo
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Our topic this week is hibernation and our story of the week is "Sleep Big Bear Sleep"

Did you enjoy the story?...
Please give it a big thumbs up or thumbs down.

In the story big bear's ears didn't work very well. Please encourage your children to turn on their listening ears and follow instructions and boundaries set by their teachers.

Please explain to your children the need to go to sleep nicely and why getting lots of sleep is important. Encourage them to eat well, as eating healthy and filling up our tummies helps us to feel good and makes us ready to play with our friends at nursery.

Please add any activities you do at home to Tapestry and take care and stay safe.  Click on the video below:

Story Time with Lian - Sleep Big Bear Sleep
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Our song this week has been 5 little ducks and we have been learning how to represent the five ducks on our fingers carefully taking one away each time. Here is Lian singing it for you so you can try it at home.

Thank you and have a lovely weekend

Karen.

Click on the video below:

Singing with Lian - Five Little Ducks
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Hello everyone, this week we are continuing to settle our children into nursery and learning how to play, share, listen, learn and have fun together. We are also starting our hibernation topic this week and using our book 'Bear Snores On' to help us with our learning about animals that hibernate. Thanks everyone, Ellie

Story Time with Ellie - Bear Snores On
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At the end of our nursery sessions we sing a goodbye song. Why not join in with Zoe and see if you can count to 20 too!

Singing with Zoe - The Nursery Goodbye Song
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