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...Spring Term 2020...

Our topic this half term is: Fantastic Food!

This half-term the children are settling back into Nursery after the break and will continue to develop their positive learning behaviours. We are sharing the stories ‘Lima’s Red Hot Chilli’, ‘Handa’s Surprise’, ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ and ‘Supertato’, along with many more. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the flavours and textures of different foods through a range of cooking activities. We wil be visiting our local shops together as a 'fantastic finish' to the topic.

We will meet some more characters from ‘Ten Town’ who are supporting children with their understanding of numbers, talk to your child about ‘Seal 6’, ‘Sir 7’, ‘Eric 8’, ‘Nina 9 Bows’ and ‘Tia 10’.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development...

Throughout their time in Nursery children will be supported to build relationships, develop self-confidence and self-awareness as well as manage their own feelings and behaviour. These skills are vital for developing positive learning behaviours which will have an impact on learning later in their school life. 

 

Communication and Language Development...

It is said that "reading and writing float on a sea of talk" which is why learning through play to develop better understanding of concepts, widen vocabulary and listen to others is so important in a child's early years. If you would like to support your child's early literacy skills at home then talk to them! Limit screen time, share stories together, sing nursery rhymes, make comments on the world around you and let your child's voice be heard too.

 

Physical Development...

Physical development is a vital part of your child’s learning and will enable them to become confident writers. Physical development sets them up for successful learning later in their school life, which is why we focus on it so heavily within the early years. We support children to develop good:

 

  • Coordination e.g. balancing, throwing and catching, building
  • Strength e.g. climbing, pushing, pulling
  • Independence skills e.g. dressing, undressing, toileting, eating

 

Every week your child will have the opportunity to practise these skills, through a variety of activities including outdoor play, music and movement sessions, 'dough disco' and snack time, among others.

Calendar dates

 

Monday  21st Octber - Friday 25th October: Half term break

Nursery homework

Please spend 5 to 10 minutes each day with your child looking at his/her nursery library book together. The length of time will vary according to how long your child concentrates for.

 

Ask your child questions such as “What can you tell me about the picture?” and give them time to reply to get them talking. You might look at all the pictures in the story in that time or you might just look at one of the pictures.

 

Read to your child. Encourage him/her to join in with some of the phrases he/she can remember when you tell the story again the next time. Talking about the pictures in books helps us to tell a story.

 

Encouraging your child to say what he/she thinks about the pictures in books is an important part of learning to read.

 

 

Learning in the holidays...

Learning in the holidays... 1

More things to try at home...

 

Visit this website to find out "what to expect, when":

 

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/03/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB.pdf

Language and Social Development

 

Speaking, listening, understanding and socialising are fundamental skills for young children to develop. Please see the links below for more information about this, as well as ideas for ways to help at home.

 

http://www.earlyyearsmatters.co.uk/our-services/school-and-nursery-improvement-partner/psed/

 

https://www.nct.org.uk/baby-toddler/learning-talk-and-communication-your-baby/how-can-you-encourage-childs-language-development

 

https://www.nhs.uk/news/pregnancy-and-child/screen-time-linked-delayed-development-young-children/

Physical Development

Toilet training support:  https://www.eric.org.uk/

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