As we are unable to continue being together in Nursery we will be supporting your learning journey via Facebook. We understand that many of you have older siblings who will be in need of support from your grown-ups therefore the home learning ideas that we share are just that, ideas.
We understand how much children rely on routines, therefore we suggest, if it suits your family, that you continue to have clear routines at the start and end of the day. At school the children find their names on entry and stick them onto a wall to mark themselves as present and ready to learn, perhaps this could be incorporated into your routine at home? After they have completed their morning routine (wash face, brush teeth, make bed, get dressed, have breakfast etc.) they can find their name and mark themselves as ready to start the day! When writing names, they always have a capital letter at the start and lower case letters for the rest.
At the end of a day, winding down for bedtime is the perfect time to share a story together. Reading to children is so important for their language development, as well as being a really special time to spend together, one on one. At school we share stories together throughout the sessions but always make time for a whole group story time before they go home. This routine helps them to know that the session is coming to an end.
At 9am each day we will be sharing a short video explaining ideas for home learning. There is no set time or order for you to complete these activities, they are there as ideas to support you over the week. The weekly timetable will be as follows:
Monday – Activities to support emotional development
Tuesday – Maths activities
Wednesday – Activities to support physical development
Thursday – Phonics activities
Friday – Activities based on a story
We would love to see what you are doing at home, to add to your learning journeys in school, and to keep the line of communication open. I’ll be running zoom appointments every other Monday which you can book into if you would like to, again this is optional but offers opportunities for more personalised support. For safeguarding reasons these calls would need to be recorded, and there are a few zoom rules that need to be followed:
Please feel free to contact me with any queries or for advice, our team are here to support you as best as we can. firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Chapman and Miss Birdsall