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"Learning To Achieve"

Pili Pala

Week beginning 8th February 2021

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had fun with your teddy bears picnic. Have a look below to see what some of you have been up to! 

This week we will be learning about Valentines Day. We will be doing a live learning session 2pm on Monday 8th February, and I will be reading the story 'The Day it Rained Hearts' and doing a sensory craft. We look forward to seeing you all then. (The link for the Zoom is on Blended Learning, Live Learning sessions). There is also a link to listen to the story again and a page of sensory crafts to try at home. 

Have a great week!

Georgie, Louisa, Sadie, and Bryoni xx

Great work! 

Week beginning the 1st February 2021

Hi Everyone,

We hope you are all keeping safe! This week we finish our story 'The Everywhere Bear' by Julia Donaldson. Poor Bear is dropped by the seagull but fortunately it is right outside the library where he is brought in and put on the 'lost property' shelf. The children come in to borrow some books and take him back to school where he is safe and happy again.

We thought it would be fun this week to finish with a Teddy Bears Picnic.

Have a go at singing these songs, making some masks and preparing a picnic with your family and teddies. Don't forget to send me some photos of what you have been up to!

Love Georgie, Louisa, Sadie, Harry and Bryoni xx

Ps. Remember to look in the Communication Folder above for ideas of actiivities to work on with your child. Just a short session every day will make a huge difference!

Have a great week!

Week beginning 25th January 2021

Hi everyone,

Hope you have all had a relaxing weekend. To those of you who managed to join us on Zoom last Friday, it was so lovely to see you! We are missing you all terribly! This week we are looking at the next pages of our story ' the Everywhere Bear' by Julia Donaldson where he ends up packed up with the fish at the market and then thrown in the skip only to be carried off by a seagull! What an adventure he is having!

Don't forget to work on one communication activity (ideas in the folder above) and then take a look at the following documents for ideas for bird crafts as well as some recycling projects for you to have a go at at home. 

Our sensory activity is a Feel the Beat session. You can find all the music for this in the star folder above (Sensory/music). I will send out an email listing any live learning sessions that are happening that you might want to join.

Have a great week with your child and don't forget to send me any photos of their work- we would love to see what they are doing!

Love Georgie, Louisa, Sadie and Bryoni xx

Have a great week!

Week beginning 18th January 2021

Hi everyone,

Hope you have been enjoying our topic book 'The Everywhere Bear'! I will send you out a Zoom link on your email for us all to meet up on Friday, and I will read some of the book to your children.

In the meantime, remember to work on one communication activity every week (check out the Communication Folder above). Our work this week will be based around the next few pages of the book where  poor old teddy gets washed out to sea and caught up in a fishing net. (Look below for the link for the story).

Have a go at singing these songs with your child (maybe find some props around the house).

Let's have some fun with these sensory and craft activities!

Our children love doing a simple yoga session.

Let's finish by doing this fun yoga routine- 'an underwater adventure'. Do the movements that best suit your child and adapt the others to have an enjoyable  physical session.

Hope to see you all on Zoom on Friday!

Love Georgie, Louisa, Sadie, Harry and Bryoni xx

Week beginning 11th January 2021

This week we are going to read our book 'The Everywhere Bear' by Julia Donaldson and stop at the page where he falls out of the rucksack, it is raining and he get washed away. We are going to do different acitivities linked to rain.

Get your sensory props ready- an umbrella, wellie boots, raincoat, water spray. Talk to your child about what they need when it rains. Let them feel and explore the props, a splash of water over their face, put up the umbrella. You can also get a tray with a small amount of water and have them splash the wellie boot in it, and put their hands in to splash the water.

Have a go at singing this song with your child.

Today we will have a go at making some Playdough. Playing with dough is a great way of developing fine motor skills- squeezing rolling and breaking into pieces. Here is a simple recipes and then have a look at the ideas below to give you some inspiration.

  • 8 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp table salt
  • 60ml warm water
  • food colouring
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil

 

 

 

Don't forget to work on communication every day (look in the star folder above). Also this week have a look in the Blended Learning folder (On the left hand side of website page),then Language, Literacy and Communication.

Log in again tomorrow when I will upload some lovely art and sensory ideas from Sadie.

Have a great week, and try and take some pictures so that we can share them on the website!

Love Georgie, Louisa, Sadie, Harry and Bryoni xx

Happy New Year to you all!

We hope you have all had a safe and happy Christmas.

This term's topic is 'Cute and Cuddly'. The first book we are going to read is "Everywhere Bear" by Julia Donaldson. Here are some ideas to get you going!

 

 

Communication

Look in the communication folder above. There is information about Intensive Interaction which is a wonderful activity to encourage early communication with your child. Have a go and let us know how you get on.

Story

Craft and sensory activities

Bear activities (week 1)

Have fun!

 

 

Hi everyone and welcome to PiliPala class of 2020-21

Our theme for this half term is Celebrations. Our first celebration for this week is Bonfire Night. Find below some fun craft and cooking activities to do with your child, a song, a firework display to watch and a safety talk with Fireman Sam! 

Have fun!

Georgie, Cath, Louisa, Sadie and Harriet.

 

Firework crafts

Hi everyone,

Well I can't believe it is our last week before the summer holidays. What was your child's favourite story this half term? Which one did they respond to the most? I thought it would be nice for you to find that story again to share with them. What sensory idea  and craft did you not manage to do? Perhaps you could set that up for your child this week.

Last week we did a Live Learning session (thank you so much to those that joined us!) and I will let you know the link to watch it again as soon as it has been uploaded.

For those of you who are staying in Pili Pala in September - we can't wait to see you then! For those that are moving classes - we will miss you so much!!

Sending love to you all, and if you are reading this because your child is starting in September, have a look at the September teams class DVD for Pili Pala - we can't wait to meet you all soon.

Love Georgie, Cath, Sadie and Lou xx

Hi everyone,

Well another week begins (6.7.20)! We are now finishing our topic with the story Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae and David Wogtowycz. See below for the link. Why don't you try cooking along with Cath making Fishy Biscuits or having a go at some of Sadie's lovely ideas making musical instruments?

We have a special event for you this week so log on to Zoom on Friday at 1.30pm, for a live learning session with the PiliPala team, re-telling the story of Harry Saves the Ocean!

LOGIN - 87627645222

PASSWORD - tygwyn

Have a great week!

Love Georgie, Cath, Sadie and Louisa xxxx

Story

Cooking

Cooking with Cath

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Learn to make Fishy Biscuits

Musical Instruments

DIY instruments

Have a great week and don't forget to look in the folders for extra ideas!

Hi everyone,

 Hope you are all doing well. Have a look at these ideas for activities this week (29th June). We are missing you all so much!

Love Georgie, Cath, Louisa and Sadie xxx

Story

Somebody Swallowed Stanley by Sarah Roberts

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Read by Cath!

Communication

This week we are going to have a look at the Routes for Learning target 'communicates more'. Have a look at the following document to give you some ideas on how to develop this target with your child.

Crafts and Sensory Activities

Whale, seagull and turtle craft ideas

Have a great week!!

Hi Everyone,

Here is another week's ideas for you! (22/06/20). Hope you are all well and we can't wait to see some of you in person next week.

Sending lots of love 

Georgie, Cath, Louisa and Sadie xxxx

Story

Communication

Supported one-to-one turn-taking

Hi Everyone,

Well I don't know about you but I cannot believe it is the week beginning 15/6/20. We are carrying on with our water theme and the seaside. Hope you all have a fun week together.

Georgie, Cath, Louisa and Sadie xx 

Craft and Sensory activities 

Re-cycling crafts

Play

Developing fine motor skills in play activities

Have a great week!

Story time

Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson

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Communication

Don't forget - NEVER GIVE UP! We understand the challenges of trying to develop communication with your child. Why don't you look at the folder again this week and try something you have not done before. We can't wait to catch up at some point and share your stories of how things are going. One short session everyday will make an amazing difference!

Craft and Sensory Activities

Be inspired by these lovely ideas Sadie has put together!

Father's Day Art

Music and Sensory

Water Play

Don't forget to have a look at the water play ideas and choose something different to do this week!

Have a great week.

Hi Everyone,

A few ideas for you for the week beginning 8th June. Have a lovely week together and we are now really looking forward to seeing some of you at the end of the month. We have missed you all so much!

Love Georgie, Cath, Louisa and Sadie xxx

Story time

What the Ladybird heard at the Seaside (part 2)

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Communication

 

Don't forget you are doing a great job!! We understand how hard is must be for you, but keep going! Everything small exchange of communication is so important for your child, so keep working on those communication sessions! Get inspiration from the Communication folder and Cath's Makaton sign of the week. Remember- never give up- one day your child will surprise you, and it will be the best day!!

Water Play

Get inspired by these lovely ideas for water play. 

Water play - Messing about on the Water

Craft Ideas

Mermaid crafts

Have a great week!!

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a great week enjoying the beautiful weather. This half term our topic is "Messing about on the water" and to start us off (week beginning 1.6.20) we are going to look at the The Ladybird that went to the Seaside by Julia Donaldson. I have included the activities about ladybirds from last week as I know most of you didn't have time to look at them.

Have a great week, Georgie, Cath, Louisa and Sadie xx

What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside by Julia Donaldson

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Communication

There are now plenty of ideas in the communication folder (at the top of the page) for activities to work on with your child and don't forget to check out the Makaton signs of the week with Cath in the Ty Gwyn Resources folder. 

Craft ideas

Sensory/music

Sensory play and learning opportunities-ladybirds.

Have a great week!

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well. Although it is half term this week, I am putting a few ideas up all about ladybirds for you to do if you would like. Enjoy the amazing weather!

Love Georgie, Cath, Louisa and Sadie xxx

Ladybird art ideas

Sensory and learning opportunities

Hi Everyone,

Hope you have all had fun doing lots of activities  about the butterfly. This week (beginning 18.5.20) we are going to look at the sunflower- I hope you are remembering to water yours and just maybe you can see it starting to grow?

Have a good week!

Love Georgie, Cath, Louisa and Sadie xxx

Story

The Sunflower House by Eve Bunting read by Cath.

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Communication

Keep going parents - you are doing a fabulous job!! Don't forget to do your regular intensive interaction sessions!

This week we are going to look at playing with bubbles and how we can use them to build our child's communication skills. Have a watch of this video to get some ideas! 

Craft ideas

Sunflower art activities

Sensory/music

sensory play/learning opportunities

Songs to sing with your child.

The full Feel the Beat music session that our children love so much is on the sensory/music folder at the top of the page. 

Have a great week!

Planting our sunflower seeds

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Hi everyone,

Hope you have had a lovely weekend enjoying more sunshine.This week (beginning 11.05.20) if you have not done so already, have a go at planting your sunflower seeds- let's see how tall they grow! Following on from Cath's story last week, we are going to do lots of activities all about butterflies.

Have fun!

Love Georgie, Cath, Louisa and Sadie xxxx

 

Story

 

Communication

How are we all doing? Keep going with the routine!! Have you managed to create a bucket yet? If not why not try this week? The links are in the Communication Folder at the top. Also check out the week's Makaton signs in the Ty Gwyn Resources folder.

This week, have a rummage through the drawers and see if you can find a balloon. The link below will give you ideas on using a balloon to build attention.

Craft ideas

Have a go at some of these fun craft ideas!

Sensory/music

Some songs to sing with your child!

yoga session- fly like a butterfly.

Have a great week!

 

Hi Guys,

Hope you all received your cards and your sunflower seeds to plant. Have a look at the music video about the need of the plant and then have some fun planting your own seeds! Later in the week I will post my video too.

This week (week beginning 3rd May) we are going to look at the Hungry Caterpillar story and do lots of activities linked to this book. Cath has done a wonderful video telling you the story -so enjoy! And have a good week,

Love Georgie, Cath, Louisa and Sadie xx

The Hungry Caterpillar read by Cath.

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Communication

Keep going with the intensive interaction sessions, the 'Ready, Steady go' games and the bucket activity. You now have plenty to work with and repetition is so important for our children to consolidate their learning, so don't worry that you are doing things again- this is good!

MM and AM- the video below is really useful to learn 5 key words (with Makaton signs). 

 

Crafts for the week

 

Crafts the Hungry Caterpillar

 

Sensory/music

 

Making flower cards

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Take a look at what I have been up to and see if you can make some cards for your family and friends.

 

 

Hi everyone!

Hope you enjoyed the video and are going to have a go at making some cards too. Don't forget to look out for the postman as your card will be on it's way!

Here are some suggestions for this week (beginning 27th April).

Have a great week! 

Love Georgie, Cath, Louisa and Sadie xx

 

 

     Communication

 

Keep going with your Intensive Interaction sessions and have great fun communicating with your child. 

Makaton words will be in the Resources folder.

This week we are going to continue to work on developing your child's attention and early communication skills by playing a simple 'Ready, Steady, Go!' with a toy your child really likes. 

Have a look at this video to give you ideas.

 

 

Story

 

This week's story is called Sid the Seed. Enjoy!

 

Crafts for the Week

Here are some craft activities linked to the story.

 

Sensory/music

Some ideas for sensory play linked to the story and some songs to sing along to.

Ideas for sensory trays and some songs to sing with your child.

Have a good week!

 

 

Hope you have had a lovely Easter with your family and enjoyed seeing the children in the Easter video.

Well our theme for this half term is 'Through the Garden Gate' and there are so many fun things we can do for this topic. Here are some suggestions for the week beginning 20/04/20! I am going to create some folders (above) of activities that you might want to repeat over the following weeks, so don't forget to check them out too.

Have a wonderful week.

Love Georgie, Cath, Louisa and Sadie xx

 

Communication

Let's continue with our sessions doing Intensive Interaction but also this week we are going to explore how to build attention skills in our children.

(MM and AM -can learn the daily sign as well in the resources folder.)

 

Story

 

Our 'story' this week is this lovely animation of living creatures found in the the garden as a great introduction to our topic. Make sounds and use fabrics to support the sensory experience as the children watch the video.

 

Crafts

Have a go at these ideas of different crafts linked to the garden.

 

Play

 

Play is one of the most important ways in which children learn. It underpins formal learning. So playing with your child is going to be such a valuable activity over the next few weeks. This week I have included 'play dough' ideas and 'sensory tray' ideas.

 

Sensory/music

 

This is called 'Feel the Beat' and the children love doing this session. Have fun with your child! I will add the other tracks another week.

Feel the Beat Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

 

Yoga session. Rachel's Day in the Garden.

HAPPY EASTER

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Hope you enjoy this video

Welcome to PiliPala Nursery!

 

Dear Parents,

Hope your first week at home has not been too bad.

Here are some suggestions of activities for week 2 (week beginning 30/03/20). 

 

  1. COMMUNICATION (set aside 15 minutes to work with your child) - Intensive Interaction. (See week 1 sheet).  Pupils MM and AM can learn some signs from the attached sheet Easter Makaton signs.

Easter Makaton signs

2.  PLAY! 

     Play alongside and also model play with your child.

 

3.  CRAFT of the week -

 

Also have a look at this website for great Easter craft ideas.
4. STORY of the week. (This week you can have a go at creating a Tactile Book for your child all about Easter!)

The Easter Story - a Tactile Book

5. SENSORY/MUSIC ACTIVITIES (one a day!) 

  • hand and foot massage
  • feel the beat/Andy's music (see Pupils-Ty Gwyn Resources)
  • story massage (see links below).
  • number rhymes (see www.topmarks.co.uk)

Have a great week and give the children an extra hug from us!

Georgie, Cath, Louisa and Sadie x

 

 

Dear Parents,

I was having a think about what is really important for your children at this difficult time of school closure. My thoughts were that we need to continue to develop communication skills, play skills and have activities for their health and well-being. 

Each day it would be really lovely for you to have time with your child to do just that. I will also give you an idea for story time and a craft of the week. 

So here are my ideas for week 1 of closure.

 

  1. COMMUNICATION (set aside 15 minutes to work with your child) - Intensive Interaction.

Pupils MM and AM can learn 2 signs from the Makaton signs of the week.

 

2.  PLAY! 

     Play alongside and also model play with your child.

 

3.  CRAFT of the week - salt dough love spoons.

https://www.onlinescoutmanager.co.uk/programme.php?action=view&id=60319

 

4. STORY of the week. (This is the story we have been doing in school!)

 

5. SENSORY/MUSIC ACTIVITIES (one a day! Having trouble uploading some fo these but hopefully will be on soon!)

  • hand and foot massage
  • feel the beat
  • story massage
  • number rhymes (see www.topmarks.co.uk)

Have a great week with your children!

Best wishes

Georgie, Cath, Louisa and Sadie.

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