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Sharing Stories

 

Sharing stories helps us to learn in so many ways:

  • Awareness of rhyme and rhythm
  • Learning new words and vocabulary
  • Developing our imaginations
  • Understanding others' feelings
  • Developing our listening and attention skills
  • Using our memories when we talk about the stories we have listened to

 

Image result for child reading clip arthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

 

 

 

Please click on the picture above to listen to and watch stories from the Cbeebies story time site. After watching/reading stories with your child, you could talk about what happened in the story - what was your child's favourite part? Which character did they like the best? Was it a funny/sad/scary story?

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Lots of the children have been borrowing books from the Nursery library, and enjoying choosing which book to borrow next! Each child has a folder with an index card - please write on this card which book you are borrowing, and then simply return the book when you have finished sharing it with your child. If your child has not yet started using the Nursery library, and you are unsure what to do, please speak to their Key Worker.

 

 

 

 

 

Numbers

While children are learning to count, and even before then, they are developing their awareness and understanding of number names. You can really support this at home by singing Nursery rhymes that use numbers:

  • One, Two, Three, Four, Five
  • Five Little Speckled Frogs
  • 10 fat sausages

Click here for a range of nursery rhymes we sing at Nursery!

 

 

 

 

Click the numbers above to play an underwater counting game!

 

 

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Café Time

Cafe time is a really important learning time for us at Nursery. The children sit down in small groups with an adult. Children are encouraged to have a drink of milk or water, and to try a healthy snack. There are lots of learning opportunities at this time, which could also be developed at meal times at home:

Personal Social and Emotional Development: Taking turns and sharing.

 

Communication and Language: Chatting to friends and adults

 

Physical Development: Jugs for pouring, knives for chopping and spreading, trying a variety of healthy foods.

 

Mathematics: Using words like "more", "a lot", talking about size and quantity of different foods.

 

Exploring Media and Materials: Talking about textures and colours of different foods.

 

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Somerset Total Communication

 

We use a lot of sign language to help us communicate in the Nursery. Each week we have focus signs and these will be displayed in the cloakroom. If your child is using signs at home and you aren't sure what they mean, please come and ask us!

 

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We enjoy weekly music sessions with Mr Rob Rawle and Mrs Joanna Nowak. In this session we are extending our repertoire of rhymes and songs. We also are learning to move our bodies in response to the rhythms of the music.

 

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We also take a trip to Forest School every Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon. Don't worry if your child isn't in on either of those days as we will try and fit it in when we feel children may need to go at other times as well. 

Forest School is a great way of learning outside, whether through drawing, collecting, climbing, being imaginative or making relationships. 

 

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Some of the activities we have been doing at Nursery!

Some of the activities we have been doing at Nursery! 1 Painting sticks develops our fine motor skills!
Some of the activities we have been doing at Nursery! 2 Counting, emptying and filling with conkers.
Some of the activities we have been doing at Nursery! 3 We explored inside pumpkins &decided to fill it up
Some of the activities we have been doing at Nursery! 4 Monsters in water, developing our speaking skills
Some of the activities we have been doing at Nursery! 5 Interactive displays to support our number work
Some of the activities we have been doing at Nursery! 6 Thinking about different types of weather
Some of the activities we have been doing at Nursery! 7 Using tweezers strengthens our fingers/ hands

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