Together we nurture the genius in everyone
|Clare Teh||Teacher (Thur, Fri pm)|
|Maria Da Silva||Nursery Nurse (Wed, Thur, Fri)|
|Danielle Waites||Nursery Nurse|
|Nana Chubb||Teaching Assistant (Mon, Tue, Wed)|
|Grania Young||Teaching Assistant|
|Ann Waring||Teaching Assistant (Mon pm, Tues pm)|
|Joanna Stefanienko||Teaching Assistant (mornings)|
|Lorraine Porcher||Teaching Assistant|
Monday 30th March 2020
We hope you are all well and happy and managing to keep busy during this strange time. Here are some more activities to help you keep active and happy while the nursery is closed. Please also take a look at the EYFs Learning Project that is being sent out each week.
Keep practising counting everything you can! Can you find a way to show how many things you have counted? It might be drawings, marks or numbers
There was a useful article in The Guardian today about activities with children that are exactly the kind of thing we do in the nursery
The suggestions are active and fun, but the emphasis is don’t worry if you set something up and your child doesn’t seem that bothered initially. Leave the activity out, and they will access it later.
Continue to do junk modelling with any unwanted packets or boxes. Masking tape is your friend here as it is tearable.
Keep reading every single day to your child, and chatting about them. See if they can ‘read’ a familiar book to you!
Notice words that have the same initial sound in books (alliteration)
Notice words that rhyme
Lots of famous authors are broadcasting online stories that your child may enjoy. The nursery children know and love the book ‘Stuck’ by Oliver Jeffers and he is reading his books each day.
The website ‘Twinkl’ has a free log in online for parents to access EYFS phonic activities that are excellent. Search for ‘environmental sounds games’ which are fun and interactive and the children will recognise them.
The Phonics Play website has some fun resources. www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Use the username: march20 Password: home
The nursery children are working through PHASE 1 phonics
Understanding the World:
Make a scrapbook or diary of everything you have done each day with pictures and drawings.
Facetime older family members and give them a quiz:
What was your favourite toy when you were little? What was school like when you were little? What did you eat? What did you play outside? These types of questions will help your child understand that things were different in the past.
Take some pictures with your child around the house with a camera/ipad
Enjoy lift the flap books and toys where you press a button to have an effect eg Pop Up Pirate, Operation
Do Go Noodle activities www.gonoodle.com - Banana banana meatball is a real favourite
Expressive Arts and Design
Use different pens, pencils, crayons, paints to be creative.
If it’s warm enough, ‘paint’ outside with water and a paint brush
Draw on the floor with chunky chalks
If you don’t mind the mess, let your child play with flour in a tray or a plastic lid of a large box, making marks and tracks.
has some excellent ideas for children of ages 0-5 that parents can do at home to support their children’s learning
These activities are meant to give you a little guidance to the sorts of things your child would be doing if they were here with us. Please don’t think of them as a checklist, just something to try if you have the inspiration. We will be in this situation for a little while but please don’t worry that your child may ‘slip behind’. Parents are their child’s most important educators, and as long as you are listening and chatting to your child, reading with them, having some fun and maybe a little ‘learning’ everyone will be fine.
We will be in touch again soon
With best wishes
The Nursery Team
Continuous Provision- what your children do at nursery each day!
In the nursery the children have access to the same play and learning experiences every day, with slight adaptations based on their interests and next steps.
Each day the children can, if they choose:
Cut with scissors
Draw with pencils, chalk, crayons or felt pens
Stick with solid glue, runny glue or tape
Do junk modelling
Practise their fine motor skills in our funky fingers area
Count and see numbers
Use a till and calculators
Explore maths shapes
Play with ‘loose parts’- such as wooden beads, lolly sticks, cotton reels, pipe cleaners, glass beads etc to make pictures and patterns or use them in pretend play
Play with and shape playdough
Build with Duplo and Lego
Build with Mobilo and wooden blocks
Play in the role play house inside or out
Read books and have stories read to them
Play musical instruments
Play with sand
Play with mud
Play with water
Build using large scale construction such as blocks and crates
Roll and play with hula hoops
Explore the bug area
Climb and slide
See saw with a friend
Throw balls and score goals
Enjoy milk, water and fruit with their friends
Thank you so much for your continued enthusiasm and support!
The Nursery Team
NURSERY DROP OFF: Thank you so much for dropping your children off at the nursery door. It is making a big difference to the children’s experience at the start of each session.
Gate times for drop off are:
8.45-9.00 for mornings
12.30-12.40 for afternoons.
We do have to lock the gates after those times for the safety and security of the children in the nursery.
- We welcome any donations of boxes, toilet roll tubes etc for junk modelling however PLEASE ENSURE THE BOXES ARE NOT FROM NUT PRODUCTS AS WE ARE A NUT FREE SCHOOL, and we have a child with a nut allergy in the nursery.
As we are restricted on space please could you take your buggies home after drop-off
Below is a copy of the letter formation style the school has adopted.
When dropping off your child please ensure that you can see they have been welcomed by a member of staff before you leave the Nursery premises.
Please do not use your mobile devices when collecting your child.
We will be closing the nursery gate promptly at 9.00 and 12.45 so that the nursery team are all available to work with the children.