YEAR R - PARENT INFORMATION

Teachers' welcome

Hello everyone and welcome to Year R's class page.

I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are looking forward to the start of a new and exciting time in your child's development. Starting at a new school can often be a little daunting - even for us teachers, so I have great empathy for those children (and parents) who are feeling nervous.  

We intend to provide a warm and nurturing environment that is so important to a child's first experience of school and are very much looking forward to welcoming back some familiar faces as well as getting to know some families that are new to the school.  

I am very lucky to be supported by two very experienced teaching assistants. Miss Cruickshank will be working with me everyday and Mrs Cawston from Monday  through to Thursday. 

The classroom has been spruced up and tidied over the summer and we are proud to present an enriched and stimulating classroom experience, along with a wonderful and secure outdoor area in which to enhance the children's learning opportunities right across the curriculum.

The children will have many opportunities throughout the week to develop their physical skills but will also take part in a more formal PE session every week. Please bring in PE kits at the start of every term and leave them on your child's peg. We have a timetabled PE day but may also take advantage of other hall slots that become available. We will send kits home at the end of term for washing. 

Year R has a Class Blog that we will update each week so please check in regularly. We will be posting updates of the children's exploits so you get to see exactly what they get up to in school!

We hope to work in partnership with yourselves to develop children that are happy and confident learners. Please catch myself or one of my team at drop off or collection times if you need a quick chat or email me with any longer queries, concerns or updates you wish to let us know about. 

I am looking forward to an exciting year!

Kind regards. 

Mrs Salt

(G.Salt@brillschool.org.uk)

 

Year R Blog

What a week!

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Pair of pants news –

The children have been working really hard this week and have earned 10 pairs of pants! Well done Year R!

We voted for our treat this week and as you can see marshmallows won!

 

PE -

This week in PE we are continuing to look at how we can control our bodies!

We started our lesson off by warming up our bodies by playing a game, the children have to move around the hall in different ways for example running, jumping or hopping, Mrs Salt would shout out a move the children would need to make for example ball and then children would have to curl up into a ball, hugging their knees. We then played a game of duck, duck goose!

 

 

Phonics –

On Monday we learnt the letter sound ‘f’

 

On Tuesday we learnt the letter sound ‘b’

 

On Wednesday we learnt our 1st digraph, 'ai'

 

On Thursday we learnt the letter sound ‘j’

 

On Friday we practiced all of the letter sounds we have already learnt. The children had to say the letter sound and do the action, the children were amazing at this! 

 

French –

In French we listen to a story about a lion and a mouse.

https://youtu.be/GxcGVCEEdcU

 

Last week we spoke about our hedgehogs we made and the children decided that they wanted to re-do their hedgehogs. They decided that the hedgehogs needed to be brown not red/pink, that we needed to use cocktail sticks for the prickles and googly eyes instead of holes!

The children had another go and this is how they turned out!

 Before -

After -

Last week we voted for a new role play area, it’s now a castle! The children have loved playing dress up as kings and queens and making invitations to the castle!

The children have also made wands, shields and coloured in LOTS of dragons too!

 

The children have probably told you we practiced our fire drill this week, the children were brilliant and took it in their stride when the fire bell rang! Mrs Salt had pre-warned the children that this would be happening and spoke about what will happen during the fire drill. Also, the children had their flu vaccination this week and they were very brave and loves chatting to the nurses! Well done Year R!

On Friday we had crazy hair day, it was amazing to see all the different ways you could make your hair look crazy!!

We also said goodbye to a member of our class on Friday, she told us she is going on an adventure to Abu Dhabi and that she is going to do lots of karate and horse riding while she is there! We are going to miss you and hope you have fun on your new adventure! 

 

Tidy up award

They received a special certificate and a little prize for their hard work.

Some children have been given a super sticker for all their hard work tidying up!

Our Librarians have also done some amazing tidying in the library this week and have received a special certificate and a prize for their hard work!

Have a wonderful half term!


A busy week!

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Book bags –

Please can you make sure your child brings in their book bag everyday as they are bringing home lots of drawings, models, reading books and homework.

Also, a reminder about key rings, please can you make sure your child doesn’t have any key rings on their book bag.

Please can you be making sure that your child is bringing in their reading book and reading log on Mondays as this is their changing day.

Please can you make sure your child has a change of clothes in school in case of toilet accidents or getting wet outside.

Thank you.

Pair of pants news –

The children have been working really hard this week and have earned 9 pairs of pants! 1 more until our treat! Well done Year R!

 

PE -

This week in PE we are still looking at how we can balance! We started our lesson off by warming up our bodies by playing the game ‘tetepee pencil’, the children have to move around the hall in different ways for example running, walking or hopping, Mrs Salt would shout out a move the children would need to make for example tree and then children would have to be a tree, swaying in the wind.

We then played a pairs game, the children would move around the hall and Mrs Salt would shout ‘pairs’ and the children would have to link arms, back to back with another child. This was quite tricky as some children are taller than others but the children gave it their best go! Well done!

 Also, can you please send in some socks to go into your child’s PE bag, as some children don’t have any socks for PE. Thank you.

 

Phonics -

On Tuesday we learnt the letter sound ‘g’

 

On Wednesday we learnt the letter sound ‘o’

 

On Thursday we learnt the letter sound ‘u’

 

On Friday we learnt the letter sound ‘l’

 

French –

In French we learnt a game to play, the game is called ‘La Marelle’, it is similar to hopscotch. The children would throw a beanbag and say the number they have landed on in French.

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrdg9j6

 

This week we have also decided to change our role play area, the children gave lots of suggestions last week so this week we had a vote! The winner is....a castle! Pictures to come next week!

We have been learning some information about hedgehogs and we had a go at making some out of salt dough. The children had mixed the ingredients by themselves, ingredients being one of our WOW words this week. They found it quite tricky to make the right consistency with the salt dough.

The children had decided that the hedgehogs didn’t look like how they were hoping, one child commented that they looked like they had been run over, another child said it was hard to make the brown colour and another child said it was hard to makes spikes using scissors so we critiqued our own work and came up with another solution as it wasn’t quite right...yet, so we came up with some alternate ideas that we will try next week, keep your eyes peeled for our next attempt!

This week the some of the children have been making bird feeders using pine cones and string, they then decided to make it a play area for the birds. It’s called ‘bird beauty’, it has a zip-line and seats for the birds to sit on. The children have worked very hard on this and it looks amazing!

 

Making paper aeroplanes has been very popular this week, the children have all given it their best go at making the paper aeroplanes by themselves but needed a little help. We took the paper aeroplanes outside to fly in the wind!

Tidy up award

They received a special certificate and a little prize for their hard work. Some children have been given a super sticker for all their hard work tidying up!

Our Librarians have also done some amazing tidying in the library this week and have received a special award!

 

I wonder who will win next week?

Thank you for a busy week Year R!

Hope you all have a brilliant weekend! 


Another amazing week in year R!

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Another reminder about book-bags, please can you make sure your child brings in their book-bag everyday as they are bringing home lots of drawings, models, reading books and homework.

Pair of pants news 

The children are currently on 7 pairs of pants, 3 more to go until our next treat! Keep up the good work Year R!

Phonics 

On Monday we learnt the letter sound ‘h’

 

On Tuesday we learnt the letter sound ‘r’

 

On Wednesday we learnt the letter sound ‘m’

 

On Thursday we learnt the letter sound ‘d’

On Friday we made nature letters in small groups, each group had been given a letter sound and had to find different materials e.g. leaves or small stones to make their sound they had been given.

On Monday in PE, the children warmed up their bodies with the 'traffic light' game and then had a go at balancing on 2/3 parts of their body, some found this tricky but used their growth mindset and were giving it their best go! They also played 'the giant and the rock' game, there are lots of spots around the hall and Mrs Salt would say a body part/s to balance on and the children would have to balance on the spot (hiding the spot) and if Mrs Salt could see the spot they were out.

In French we revisited counting to 12, the children listen to a video and repeated the numbers after Madame Tate.

https://youtu.be/IMC7Pb9jKdU

We have also been doing LOTS of cutting this week! Who knew it would be SO popular!

Joy!

This week we have spoken about our school value for this month, Joy. Mrs Salt read the children a book all about joy! 

The book is about how a little girls nan had no joy left and the little girl wanted to bring the joy back to her nan. The children spoke about things that make them joyful and what parts of their life give them joy.

Role play area

We have been thinking about changing our role play area in the classroom, so the children had a think of what they would like the role play area to be. Next week we will hold a vote on what the children would like. 

I wonder what they will choose?

Reward box 

The children have been so amazing this week that we have introduced the reward box. Mrs Salt explained to the children that we will be keeping an eye out for children that are making good choices, being kind to their friends and being very helpful around the classroom, if they are seen doing anything amazing they will be given a smiley face card and this means they can go to the reward box and have 5 minutes (using a sand timer) of playing with a toy of their choice out of the box. In the reward box there are lots of different toys for example putty, iPad and bracelet making.

Tidy up award

They received a special certificate and a little prize for their hard work. Some children have been given a super sticker for all their hard work tidying up!

I wonder who will win next week?

Thank you for another brilliant week!

Have a lovely weekend!


What a week!

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Pair of pants news –

The children are currently on 4 pairs of pants, 6 more to go until our next treat! Keep up the good work Year R!

Book bags –

Please can you make sure your child brings in their book bag everyday as they are bringing home lots of drawings, models, reading books and homework.

Just a reminder about keyrings, soft toys/cloths and water bottles!

Please can you try and encourage your child/children not to bring in soft toys or comfort cloths from home as need to minimise the risk of  transference of germs as much as possible - thank you. May we also request that keyrings and hanging items are removed from bookbags too. The children are finding it increasingly difficult to fit their bags into their drawers as the hanging items get caught and jammed as they push them in.

Please can I also remind you not to place water bottles in book bags as the children are now bringing home reading books and homework! We don’t want any spills ruining our books or your children’s lovely homework!

Thank you!

Monthly value – Our value for September was peace and Mrs Salt, Mrs Cawston and Miss Cruickshank have thought long and hard about who has been showing our school value of peace and this month Max has been awarded as he always shows us the value peace. Well done Max!

This months value is joy!

This week we have been talking to the children about how what we say to each other can make others sad and how we need to be kind to each other.

We went around the circle and spoke kindly to one apple, then to another apple spoke un-kind things. Mrs Cawston cut both apples open to show that the apple who had been spoken to un-kindly had got bruises on the inside even though it looked like a normal apple on the outside and the apple that was spoken kindly to has no bruises inside, this is to show the children how words can hurt even though it doesn't on the outside.



This  week in PE we have been looking at how we can balance!

We started our lesson off by warming up our bodies with the ‘traffic light game’ then each child had their own spot in the hall and they had a go at balancing in different ways, for example they balanced on their knees while trying to hold their feet up and also had a go at balancing on their tummies and holding up their arms and legs, this was really tricky for some but they all used their growth mindset and kept trying! Well done year R!

Phonics -

On Monday we learnt the letter sound ‘p’

 On Tuesday we learnt the letter sound ‘n’

 

On Wednesday we learnt the letter sound ‘c k’

 

On Thursday we learnt the letter sound ‘e’

 

On Friday we played a matching game, the children had been put into groups and each group had a letter sound to find. The pictures had been hidden around the classroom and cloakroom.

Who knew finding letter sounds could be such fun!

French –

In French we have been learning how to count up to 12!

1 - un

2 - deux

3 – trois

4 – quarte

5 – cinq

6 – six

7 – sept

8 – huit

9 – neuf

10 – dix

11 – onze

12 – douze

https://youtu.be/IMC7Pb9jKdU

 

The fishing game has been popular this week, the children had to use rods to catch the ducks. Each duck would have a letter on the bottom and the child would have to match the letter with the correct letter sound.

The children also have been using phonics card to help with their writing!

 

Our self portraits –

While reading Elmer the elephant, we found a ‘wow’ word 'reflection'.

Over the last few weeks the children have explored different ways to see their own reflection, by looking in windows, water and mirrors.

Using mirrors, the children painted their own reflections.

Tidy up award

They received a special certificate and a little prize for their hard work. Some children have been given a super sticker for all their hard work tidying up!

I wonder who will win next week?

 

Thank you for another brilliant week!

Have a fab weekend!


Pair of pants news!

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Yesterday in Year R, the children had earned their last 2 pairs of pants! 

So we had a vote...

and as you can see ice cream won!!

This afternoon, we had our ice cream treat while watching number blocks!

Thank you Mrs Cawston for getting the ice cream, cones and ice lollies! 


Lost uniform!

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Unfortunately we have some uniform without any names on! Please can you double check that your child's uniform has their name written on the label.

We know that some have stickers on but please always check that they are still there as sometimes they can fall off in the wash.

Thank you,

Year R Team

If you think this could be your child's cardigan please let us know, we will put their name on it and stick it in their book bag! 


What a fabulous week!

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Pair of pants update -

The children are currently on 8 pairs of pants, only 2 more to go until the next treat! Well done and keep up the good work!

In PE on Monday, we warmed up our bodies by playing the ‘traffic light’ game, this will help the children are learn how to control their bodies by moving around the hall in different ways. They tried balancing on one foot at a time, some found this difficult but they used their growth mindset to not give up and try again!

 

This week we started phonics!

The letter sound we learnt on Tuesday was ‘s’!

The letter sound we learnt on Wednesday was ‘a’!

The letter sound we learnt on Thursday was ‘t’!

 

The letter sound we learnt on Friday was ‘i’!

French!

In French, Madame Tate taught us how to say -

Hello, how are you? - Bonjour comment ca va?

I’m good - Ca va bien 

I’m ok - Ca va comme ci comme ca

I’m not well! - Ca va mal!

Here is the song Madame Tate sang with us - 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXn5BFye360

 

Dough Disco!

In the afternoon we went to the ‘dough disco’!

Mrs Salt showed us all the different movements;

 Move 1 – Squeeze it!

Move 2 – Ball it!

Move 3 – Smack it!

Move 4 – Single fingers

Move 5 – Sausage

Move 6 – Diving

Move 7 – Dancing!

Move 8 – Piano

Move 9 – Making a pizza

Move 10 – Doughnut

(each child has their own pot of playdough with their name on)

We then followed a video on YouTube!

The children have been copying and tracing pictures from books and pictures around the classroom.

 

We have also been practising how to write our names using our name cards in the afternoon, this will help with letter formation.

We also have been building LOTS of models using the construction blocks in the garden, the children have made planes, boats and even a house!

The children have also been playing on our ‘stage’ in the garden, singing songs from Frozen and Moana and also showing off their fabulous dance moves!

 

Tidy up award

They received a special certificate and a little prize for their hard work. I wonder who will win next week?

Thank you for another fabulous week year R!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend!


A busy week in Year R!

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This week the children have been making a huge effort to look after our classroom. They have been taking their job responsibilities very seriously and have been keen to take their turn at the different roles. Each year we see a favourite job evolve from those on offer - who would have ever thought that holding the door open at the end of the day would be so popular!

Class Jobs

The children have been taking responsibility for looking after our classroom. Names are updated each day and we aim to ensure that everyone has a turn at each job over the term. Please remind your child to check the rota every day to see if their name is listed.

Pairs of Pants News

You hopefully will have seen your child come home with a variety of stickers emblazoned on their jumpers. Our aim is to catch the children ‘in the moment’ when they are making good choices and reward them a sticker. We are explicit in naming the action we have seen for example, ‘well done, you used such lovely manners’ or ‘thank you, you waited patiently to speak’. This positive re-enforcement of desired behaviours will often prompt others to follow suit and generally makes our classroom a happy place to be.

Along with individual rewards, we have introduced a whole class reward system based upon the book ‘Aliens love Underpants’. When the whole class work together as a team, they can earn a pair of pants. When they have earnt 10 pairs of pants, the class will discuss their ideas for a treat and vote for the one they like the best. The most popular idea will win and a date will be set for this to take place. How soon this will be, will be dependent on how imaginative your children are with their ideas and it has to be free or inexpensive too! 

The whole class have been pulling together to earn 10 pairs of pants. Every time they earnt another pair, they were calculating how many more pairs they needed to reach their goal - a lovely practical way to engage children in simple calculations. And, after a fantastic effort they managed to reach their target! 

This week the children reached 10 pairs of pants! The children came up with their own suggestions for their treat and then all took a vote. It was difficult for many of them to make a choice, some wanted to vote for more than one of the ideas but, to make it fair, each person was only allowed to have one vote. We counted the votes together to make sure there were only 30. 

As you can see adventure play won! We have a brilliant time climbing up the wall and sliding down the fireman's pole!

We also enjoyed our PE session this week. We try to encourage the children to get changed independently and that did take quite a while but was all part of the learning process! If your child came home with their clothes inside out or back to front it's because they managed to get changed all by themselves, so be proud of them! Un-doing buttons proved quite a challenge for most children and would be a good one to practise at home whenever you get the chance.

We warmed up our bodies first to make sure we were ready to exercise and played the listening games 'Jelly Beans' and 'Traffic Lights'. After the games, the children said they could feel their hearts beating very fast and a few were getting hot and sweaty, Mrs Salt explained to the children that this means their hearts are pumping the blood around their bodies. That we sweat to cool our bodies down and that you need to put water back in your body by drinking plenty of water so you won't get dehydrated. 

We did our best to tire them out for you!

To be Brill

The children also signed their names to promise that they will 'be brill' when at school, this means to follow our 'to be Brill rules'.

The Smart board has proved popular this week.

The children have been remembering to write down their names so we know whose turn it is next. 

Today was jeans for genes day! Thank you to all the children who came in wearing jeans and donated money! The children watched a video explaining all about jeans for genes day.

Tidy up award

They received a special certificate and a little prize for their hard work. I wonder who will win next week?

 Library books

The children will all be taking home a library book next week, I hope you will enjoy their choices. Please return the book and reading log each week.

Next week we will be starting to introduce the letter sounds within our daily phonic sessions.


To be Brill...

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The children have done amazingly well this week, managing to keep themselves busy and completing their first whole week in school - although a few of them were yawning on the carpet on Friday!

We have been getting to know one another and sharing our 'All about me' books with each other. The children are rightly proud of them and have been keen to show us their photos and chat about their family - they are so lovely, thank you for all the effort that has been put into them.  

This week we have also been thinking about how to make our classroom and school a nice place to be. We have looked at the 'To be Brill' school rules and have made some promises to always try our best to...

 

Show respect and use our lovely manners.

The children remembered to say thank you when Miss Cruickshank or Mrs Cawston gave out our snack.

Use our words to solve problems

When problems occur, the children learnt how to say 'Please stop, I don't like it' and, if that doesn't work, they know to walk away and find an adult to help. 

Walk calmly and quietly around the school

The children have been making sure they didn't disturb other classes learning by walking silently through the school. 

We listen to each other and take turns to talk

If everyone talks at the same time, we can't hear one another properly. It is really important to listen carefully so that we learn new things. At carpet times the children put their thumbs up to their chest when they want to answer a question or share their ideas. This way everyone can be heard. 

We look after and share the toys

We often want to play with the same toys and if there are not enough to go around, or they cannot be shared, we have to wait our turn. The children have been learning ways to take turns such as using the sand timers and writing their names down on a list. We like it to be fair and let everyone have a turn.

We are friendly and look after one another

There was quite a crowd keen to look after a friend who had hurt themselves - how kind! We know that it is important to be kind. 

We also had our first French lesson with Madame Tate.

We learnt how to say...

Hello - Bonjour

Goodbye - Au revoir

My name is - je m'appelle

We have also been working as a team to finish a space puzzle.

Outside we have been taking turns with the balls.

The children also found a caterpillar while playing outside, we then went onto the iPad to see if we could find out if it would turn into a butterfly.

It will turn into a buff-tip moth.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!


Our first week!

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We made it through the first week! Well done to everyone!

The children have been amazing! They have had a lot to take in, with new routines and expectations made of them and are managing to take them all in their stride. What super stars they all are! 

The children have been practising their listening and attention skills. We have been teaching them to 'shh' back and 'clap' back to show us they are ready to listen to some instructions and have been learning to come to the carpet when the shaker is heard. 

The children have done lots of playing with all different toys around the classroom; from mr potato head to making patterns using beads.

Also reading LOTS of books in the reading corner!

The children also have been making us lots and lots of food in the kitchen!

The children have been making name labels for the models they have made.

We have also been learning how to use the interactive whiteboard in the classroom, the children learnt how to make the pen marks bigger or smaller, how to make different sized shapes and dotted lines! 

The children have done LOTS of paintings, drawings, cutting and sticking pictures (which I am sure you all have put on the fridge!)

The children have also been using whiteboards and magnetic numbers to see if we can copy each number.

There was also lots of fun to be had outside!

Next week we will be learning how to the make the classroom a nice place to be and thinking of ways to be friendly and kind to one another. The children will also be taking on the responsibility for looking after our classroom and taking turns to carry out important jobs.

Have a lovely weekend!

 


Mrs Salt

Class Teacher

Miss Cruickshank

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Cawston

Teaching Assistant

Ways you can help support your child’s learning

Nurturing a love of books is such an important skill for your child to learn and will bring them great pleasure for years to come.

Please read to your child as much as possible, sharing a variety of book genres to broaden their understanding of different texts.  

The children will chose a library book to take home each week and later on in the year will also take home a reading scheme book to practise their own reading.    

Please complete any homework activities that are sent home, these will commence a few weeks into the new term. 

Thank you.

Year R Storytime

Listen to a new story everyday from 3pm

Forest School Activities

with Mrs Keeping

Hammer the dye from flowers!

Making a bow from a Hazel stick!

Hunting for Colours!

Monkey Floss

Practise counting backwards with the   Monkey Floss!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hD26XpuUCc

Wake and Shake videos

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Useful websites

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37

 

Maths:

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime/index.shtml 

  • Problem solving reasoning and numeracy

http://www.ictgames.com/

  • Some excellent numeracy and literacy resources

www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/games/

  • Literacy and maths games

Literacy:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/literacy/letterformation/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/drilldown/stories/2/4/1/

  • cbeebies stories and rhymes

www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk

  • Videos, stories and games including switch access

http://www.lcfclubs.com/englishzone/practicezone/index.asp

  • Many stories and rhymes

www.abc.net.au/children/play

  • ABC Playschool. Videos and games

www.britishcouncil.org/kids-songs-little-kids.htm

  • British Council "Learn English" - Songs and Stories

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/story/sbi.shtml

  • The Little animals' activity centre - stories

http://www.funwithspot.com/

  • New and improved! Try creating your own Spot story.

ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/english/

  • Many interactive stories and rhymes with games to develop language and literacy

www.sebastianswan.org.uk

  • Books for reading together with links to K&U and in particular, natural science

Phonics:

https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/free-parent-teacher-resources/

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/literacy/firstsounds/

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http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Websites for children

These offer a great number of games, songs, stories, videos etc so it is important to know the sites well in order to support and develop children's learning.

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

  • Many games, often recognised by children from their homes.        

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/eyfs/

  • Links to particular cbeebies games from areas of learning 

www.boowakwala.com   

  • Many games and songs including those relating to festivals      

 www.naturegrid.org.uk   

  • Exploring nature - A lot of writing to read but good for shared research and excellent drawings often animated                              

www.poissonrouge.com

  • Many, many delightful games. Spend time exploring

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx

  • Games of varying quality that can be played supporting areas of learning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/

  • The Little animals' activity centre. Plenty of good quality activities to support learning.

pbskids.org/video/index.html

  • An American television channel website includes games, music and videos.

www.edu.dudley.gov.uk/foundation/current/numeracy.htm

  • Good quality games from a range of websites such as BBC Numbertime and Little animal's activity centre, supporting CLL and PSRN as well as other areas of learning.

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/15.cfm?s=15&p=252,index

  • Good quality games from a range of websites such as BBC, as well as Birmingham's own, supporting CLL and PSRN as well as other areas of learning.

ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/ict/

  • A virtual orchestra

http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/music/index2.htm

  • Download a 'Music House' for trying out some instruments

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

  • Particularly good resources to use, especially for special needs

http://www.tibosoftware.com/download.htm

  • Free jigsaws

http://www.smart-central.com/

  • Nursery Rhymes, including sound files for musical accompaniment!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear/

  • Visit the world with Barnaby Bear

http://www.permadi.com/java/spaint/

  • Try out the Kaleidoscope painter