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Week Beginning 8th February 2021 "Chinese New Year"

Hi Hummingbirds


Hope you are all ok and had a good week last week.  This is the last week of term before we are on our February half term holiday.  We hope that you are enjoying the activities we have been putting on for you.  Don't worry if you haven't managed to have a go at them yet, you are welcome to go through any of the previous weeks and try anything you didn't get a chance to have a go at.

This week we are looking at "Chinese New Year".  It is Chinese New Year on Friday 12th February 2021.  It is the year of The OX.  This week's activities are all about how Chinese New Year is celebrated.  Try and watch the video link first which is the story of "The Great Race".

As always we would love to see some of your creations and work this week, so don't forget to send this into the Hummingbirds@stmarystchad email address.

Hope you all have a fun week!

Stay Safe

From all your Hummingbirds Teachers
Week Beginning 1st February 2021 "The Wheel's On The Bus"

Hi Hummingbirds,


Hope you are all ok.  Well this week, we start not only a new week, but a new month of the year too. Have any of you any idea what month we are starting this week??   It's February!  We are still in the winter months,  but soon it will be Spring and time to get ready for hopefully some warmer weather and to see some lovely sunshine.  In the meantime, we need to keep warm and cosy in case we have any more snow!  Hope you had a lovely snow day last week?  Did anyone make a snowman?   

Thank you to those this week that have sent some wonderful work into Hummingbirds.  All your teachers at Hummingbirds are really pleased to see you trying really hard at home whilst you are not in Nursery.

This week we are continuing our Nursery Rhyme Theme with "The Wheel's On The Bus".  We have sang this song many times at Hummingbirds and enjoyed doing the actions, so we hope that you will enjoy the activities we have set for you to have a go at.  As always would love to see any work, so we can put it in your learning journey folders in Nursery.  Have a great week and enjoy The Wheels On The Bus!  

Take Care and stay safe

from all of your Hummingbird Teachers 

Here are some PDF to download some bus construction templates and also some size ordering of buses!
Week Beginning 25th January 2021 "Humpty Dumpty"


Hi Hummingbirds


Hope you are all keeping well.  Well its gone a little chilly this week to say the least!  Just looking out my window at home and there is lots of snow!  Who has made a snowman?  Hope you have lots of fun in the wintry weather, remember to put lots of layers on when you go outside to keep nice and warm.

This week we are continuing with our Nursery Rhyme theme and we will be looking at "Humpty Dumpty".  We had some lovely work last week sent us and all your teachers at Hummingbirds have enjoyed looking at what you have been doing at home.  We want you to keep having fun at home and hopefully have a look at some of the activities we have set for you for this week. 

Remember if you have any questions or indeed wonderful work,  please do not hesitate to drop us a line at the email, which is closely monitored and any questions will be answered.

In the meantime, have fun, stay safe and keep warm!

From all your Hummingbird Teachers

Week Beginning 18th January 2021 "Baa Baa Black Sheep"

Hi Hummingbirds,

Hope you are all ok and have had lots of fun with last weeks activities.  All your teachers at Hummingbirds have been enjoying looking through all the amazing pictures that we have received.  It's great to see you all so busy and enjoying your home learning. 

This week, we are carrying on the theme of Nursery Rhymes and we will be looking at "Baa Baa Black Sheep" this week.  We have set some fun activities for you to have a go at.  We all look forward to seeing some more of your learning pictures again this week. 

Have fun and stay safe. 


Week Beginning 11th January 2021 "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"

Hi Hummingbirds


Hope you have all had a lovely week at home enjoying your home learning.  This week we are looking at another nursery rhyme "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star".  We have put some exciting activities on  for you to have a go at !  All your teachers at Hummingbirds are looking forward to seeing some of your amazing learning at home.

Have fun Hummingbirds 

During the first half of the Spring term we will be using the theme of Nursery Rhymes to introduce the children to different areas of learning. If you would like to follow this up at home here are a few ideas to try.



  • Talk about your own favourite nursery rhymes. Enjoy reciting rhymes with your child and have fun changing the words to make new ones.



  • Make puppets of your favourite nursery rhyme characters. Decorated wooden spoons are excellent for making people. Old socks and gloves can be easily adapted to make animals. Paper bags with crayoned on faces make simple effective puppets.
  • Make nursery rhyme picture books by cutting characters from wrapping paper or magazines and comics.



  • Look for books of traditional and modern nursery rhymes to read together. Also look for stories which have characters and names similar to those found in nursery rhymes.
  • Before bedtime each night, tell a story about your child's favourite nursery rhyme character. Where does their  character live? What does it like to do? Encourage your child to join in with story telling.



  • Mime nursery rhyme characters for your child to guess. Encourage your child to mime ones for you to guess.
  • Enjoy doing jigsawpuzzles together which depict nursery rhyme characters.


What are the opportunities for learning?

  • Experiencing handling different materials.
  • Asking questions and exploring.
  • Enjoying rhymes, stories, role play and talking.