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Welcome to Nursery

Harlyn Nursery

 

We hope you all had a lovely and relaxing  holiday and are looking forward to our last half term before the Summer holidays.

 

Child-initiated play

In Nursery, we place great emphasis on learning through play. Within our Nursery there are different areas to encourage different types of play. The play activities link to the topics which we will cover this term. Your child will be exposed to a range of free-play and adult directed activities.

 

Literacy

We have a Sound Basket in Nursery and we encourage the children to bring in objects each week that begin with that sound - please ensure the object begins with the correct sound (e.g. for ‘s’  - snake, not ship). Our daily phonics session encourages sound recognition and we practise mark making and letter formation by drawing the letter in the air, in sand, painting or using a pencil.

 

We will practise name recognition and writing. The children will be able to practise their early literacy skills by mark-making in various ways using pencils, chalk and even fingers in shaving foam, on a variety of surfaces. At this stage please focus on lowercase letters (except at the beginning of their name).

 

We will develop the children's interest in text by reading to them daily and making a variety of reading material available to them. We will sing songs and action rhymes to help them to consolidate their learning.

 

Things you can do at home to support your child:

· Help your child practise recognising and writing the letters in their name.

· Mark making and practise letter formation. This could be by drawing the letter in the air, in sand, painting or using a pencil.

· Take your children to the library.

· Share books, discuss the story, characters and talk about their feelings.

· Help your child to count how many times the sound of the week appears on a page.

· Find objects at home that begin with the sound of the week.

 

Mathematics

We will develop your child's interest in numbers and shape by providing opportunities to count using a variety of toys and natural items. Children will be encouraged to form numbers on paper or by using play-dough to mould the digits. We will sing many songs and action rhymes involving number too. We will also be learning about positional language by playing hide and seek with toys around the classroom.

 

Things you can do at home to support your child:

· Informally point out numerals around them i.e. on clocks, calculators, remote controls, buses, phones etc.

· Practise number formation in the air, in sand, painting or using a pencil.

· Count steps, coins, family members and places at the dinner table.

· Find shapes in the environment, e.g. on road signs or houses.

 

 

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