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Room Manager – Mrs Hornby. 

Early Years Practitioners – Miss Amis, Miss Rossiter and Mrs Kenny.

Lunchtime Assistants – Miss Amis, Mrs Hanley.

HOME LEARNING IDEAS.

Hope you are all safe and well and able to get out in the garden with this lovely sunshine. Here are some wonderful activities from the literacy trust which you may like to try at home

Some More Home Learning Ideas

  • Make a den, using blankets and materials.
  • If you have any flowers in the garden, have a go at an observational drawing together.
  • Make a picture with stickers. Peeling off stickers is great for fine motor practice.
  • Go in your garden to find mini beasts. Allow your child to take photos or draw what they find afterwards.
  • Make binoculars from paper tubes and look for signs of Spring
  • Draw around your child’s hand on cardboard, cut this out and encourage them to use this for measuring things around the house.
  • Role play school with teddies as pupils. You could make a weather chart together for your child to select the weather each day in role as ‘teacher’.
  • Play hide and seek with a toy or teddy using simple positional language, e.g. on, in, under, behind, in front of.
  • Counting with natural objects e.g. sticks or shells
  • Go on a number hunt
  • Make a paper plate craft- google is a great starting point for ideas
  • Make numbered cups or jars for counting objects
  • Make an instrument and use it to accompany your favourite music.
  • Make a cleaning box with sponges, dusters and a dustpan and brush for your child to play at cleaning. Spray bottles with water can also be used outdoors

Some Physical Activities and Nursery Rhymes.

Listening Games.

Some Useful Websites

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We encourage and nurture our little ones to explore, experiment and develop as unique individuals within all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage. We believe in following your children’s interests, supporting and offering challenge to further extend learning. Our parent partnership is of high importance to us as we believe this is key to your child’s growth and future potential.

Every child is allocated a member of the team as their key person. We all work closely with your children, so we are all able and available to speak to you about your child. We look forward to sharing an exciting ‘Learning journey’ with you and your children this year through our Tapestry observations and our class page.

This term, we have been focusing on settling children into Nursery, building positive relationships and ensuring children begin to feel confident within their new learning environment. We have also been encouraging our children to develop a positive ‘can do’ attitude to learning and to develop their self- help skills.

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Making marks in our setting.

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Deconstructed Role Play

What is deconstructed role play? It is basically role play that allows children to be totally in control of their own learning, for them to take ownership of their ideas through the use of open-ended resources.

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Stories

Our children listen to stories daily and can select their own books to read in our quiet area. We use puppets, props and natural materials to act out stories. Here the children are playing different roles in the story of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

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Autumn Topic

 This term, we have been learning about ‘Autumn’ and went for a walk in our school grounds to collect resources for our Autumn display and to use in our areas.  Each child brought an Autumn collection bag home to fill with their families and many wonderful observations were shared on Tapestry.  We spoke about how the weather is getting colder and how it is getting darker earlier. We made a dark den and used torches to shine some light. We talked about how the dark made us feel and whether we had a light on in our bedroom at night.

We listened to the story of ‘Owl Babies’ and explored the different feelings the baby owls felt throughout the story. We made a nest for an owl using leaves, feathers and twigs and looked at different species of owls, listening also to the sounds they made on our whiteboard. The children also listened to different types of music and were encouraged to tell us how it made them feel

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Winter Activities.

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Celebrating Chinese New Year.

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Sense of hearing

Mrs Murphy and William from our Hearing Support Base came in to talk to our children about how we hear and how some children need help and special equipment to hear sounds. 

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Exploring our sense of sight

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World Book Day

We had a wonderful time sharing stories. Our children looked fantastic in their different costumes and we would like to thank you for your continued support.

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Teddy Bears Useful Information

Important Information

  • ·        Each child will have their own reading book bag and will be able to choose a book to take home to share with you each week.
  • ·         Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything which might affect your child’s emotional well-being, e.g. loss of a pet, not sleeping well, moving to a new house.
  • ·         Please clearly label your child’s belongings.
  • ·         If your child is not out of nappies, we ask you to please provide them with a bag containing:
  •            Nappies
  •            Wipes
  •            Change of clothes

 The children wear aprons to protect their clothing but may still get mucky or wet as they explore and immerse themselves in different activities. We ask that all changes of clothing that are provided by us be returned after laundering please.

·Do you have any special talents that you could share with our children, such as art, music or working in the community, e.g. midwife, policeman, dentist, doctor, nurse? Please speak to a member of our team if you would like to share your skills with the class.  Thank you to Mrs Low who has very kindly agreed to come in to share how her family celebrate Chinese New Year.

Useful Links

'What To Expect, When?' - EYFS Parental Guide

The purpose of this booklet is to help you as a parent or carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS.

 

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