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**IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT ADVICE - ALL CHILDREN WILL RETURN TO SCHOOL ON 8TH MARCH 2021 ** Unfortunately at this time, visitors are not being admitted to the school. Contact can be made by either telephoning or emailing the school office** Applications for Nursery for September 2021 are now being taken, 15 and 30 hour places will be available. Enquiries to the school office**

Nursery

Welcome to our Nursery!  

This term we will be learning all about ourselves.  We learn through experimenting, exploring and being imaginative.  A lot of our learning will take place outside in our fabulous garden where we can take risks safely, learn to persevere and problem solve.  The most important part of our day is growing our friendships and relationships with our peers and the grown ups.  We will spend a lot of time talking and growing our language skills so we are confident communicators with an extensive vocabulary, ready to learn to read and write.

 

Please have a look at our Nursery page to see how and what we have been learning about.  Our focus as always is building our skills in speaking and listening, building relationships and our physical health.  A lot of our activities are aimed at growing our physical strength so we will be ready to write well in the future.  

 

All the children are now settled and happy, the Nursery is buzzing inside and out with lots of enthusiastic learning happening.  Our listening skills are growing daily and we love listening to stories and talking about them.

 

Staff

The nursery staff are:

Mrs Jones (Teacher),

Mrs Kneckles (Nursery Nurse)

Ms Hep (Nursery Nurse)

 

 

Useful Websites

 

During this challenging time, we wanted to provide you with details of websites that can be accessed at home to support children’s learning and development specifically for the early years. Please find a list of suggested websites below. We hope you find this information useful and enjoy using these sites to enhance your child’s learning experiences at home!

 

Please do remember to review the sites ahead of time so that you are able to help your children find the best resources available within the sites. Some offer a great number of games, songs, stories, videos etc. so it is important to know the site well in order to support and develop your child’s learning.

 

www.busythings.co.uk

Excellent site built around the 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. You can access a free 7 day trial but you need to subscribe after this period to access the content – various subscription packages available.

 

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

Great site with some free phonics games

 

http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html

Practise your phonics whilst reading simple comics

 

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Many games often recognised by children from their favourite programmes.

 

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

Links to particular cbeebies games from areas of learning.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories 

Cbeebies stories and rhymes.

 

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home.

 

http://www.funwithspot.com/

New and improved! Try creating your own Spot story.

 

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Listen to a story together.

 

www.sebastianswan.org.uk

Books for reading together with links to understanding of the world (good for natural science).

 

http://www.ictgames.com/

Some excellent numeracy and literacy resources

 

http://www.ictgames.com/looCoverWriteCheck/LCWC_demo/index.html

Good for spelling high frequency and tricky words!

 

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

Lots of maths and literacy games

 

www.boowakwala.com

Many games and songs including those relating to festivals.

 

www.poissonrouge.com

Many delightful games. Spend some time exploring!

 

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

Games of varying quality to support different areas of learning.

 

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

The Little animals’ activity centre - plenty of good quality activities to support learning

 

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

The Little animals’ activity centre – stories

 

www.abc.net.au/children/play

Various educational games, videos and craft ideas

 

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

British Council “Learn English” – songs and stories

 

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

Good quality games from a range of websites such as BBC. Supports communication, language and literacy, problem solving, reasoning and numeracy as well as other areas of learning.

 

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

Problem solving reasoning and numeracy

 

Medium Term Plans

PE

PE days are on Monday for our afternoon children and Wednesday for the morning session.  Please make sure the children are wearing socks and not tights.  Thank you.

Book bags

These should be brought into school on Mondays and Fridays so we can change the books.  Please read to your child every day, the more story language they hear the better their speech will be, and this impacts on all their learning.  If you struggle with reading the stories in English, please take a look at the Nursery page where you will find a lot of stories read by Mrs Jones.  However the best part of story sharing is being together and having time together so please make sure you give your child those special moments.,

Parents Communication and Language Workshop

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