On 8th March we welcomed back all our children who have been working from home whilst their older siblings have been off school. Well done to all our families who have engaged in the Home Learning tasks- you’ve done a brilliant job!
We will continue to provide some ideas for home learning linked to the core stories we are using in Nursery in case you are isolating at home.
How to help your child with toilet training
As we can't run our workshops at the moment we have put together a video for you to watch.
We hope you find this short video helpful.
Please ask at the office should you require any further support from Charlotte/Antonia. Goody bags available.
Website links and apps
As well as the core book activities these are some recommended website links and app that you will find useful to support your child’s learning. These can all be accessed through your mobile phone if you do not have a tablet, laptop or computer.
Safeguarding children and young people is one of the most important issues facing parents, carers and those responsible for educating and empowering children and young people. Please look at these guides with tips on how to keep young children safe on-line.
Calendar of events and activities. Whether you’re expecting a baby, have children aged 0-3 or work in early years, you’ll find all our events and activity sessions listed here.
The following websites are an example of where appropriate learning activities could be found:
BBC Tiny Happy People: https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people
Hungry Little Minds: https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk
National Literacy Trust: https://literacytrust.org.uk/resoutces/?phase=early-years
Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Physical Activities: https://activeforlife.com/49-fun-physical-activities-to-do-with-kids-aged-2-to-4/
10 minute Disney shake up physical activity ideas: https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups
My First: Follow a group of children as they discover, learn and experience things for the first time.
Something Special: Using a sign language called Makaton, Justin and Mr Tumble help children learn how to communicate and develop language skills in a fun and exciting way.
Parents can access a range of videos to watch from home. Once on the website, click on ‘Find a Lesson’ then select the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ button. From here you can select a range of interactive lessons for Literacy, Mathematics, Personal, Social and Emotional Education, Music and Understanding the World.
Fluidity is a great sensory app. The best way to describe this app is it is basically like a water effect with bright colours in. When you touch the screen the colours go brighter and move round the screen faster.
Pocket Ponds is an interactive Zen Garden Experience. Relax. Enjoy a koi pond in your pocket. Feed the koi, run your finger through the water or sand. Hold your finger still and they'll nibble it.
Baby Ballet: classes are fun and relaxed dance sessions aimed at children under 6 years old. During the latest National Lockdown they are running remote classes free of charge. Follow this link to register for these free classes.
Always check app safety on www.net-aware.org.uk
The Importance of Routine
Click here for a suggested daily plan to help maintain some routine for your child whilst you are isolating.
What we got up to during the pandemic