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                                       Welcome to the Nursery

Nursery sessions:

NURSERY Term dates 18 to 19

NURSERY Term dates 19 to 20

We offer full day sessions from 8:50 am until 2:50 pm.

We offer 30 hour provision (Monday-Friday) for parents and carers that are eligible.

We also offer 15 hour provision. These sessions are either:

Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays or alternate Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday.

Your child will need a packed lunch.

Please note that we do not split our funding with other childcare providers. 

Please could you spend a little time demonstrating to your child how to put on their coat and zip it up. Thank you.

Term 6- Change

To view the overview of Term 6 please click here. term 6 new medium

Suggestions for you to do at home

Personal, social and emotional development

  • Talk about caring for each other- discuss how your child can be a good friend. Explain about caring for younger siblings, babies, pets etc.
  • Discuss starting school. Talk about making new friends, having new teachers, exploring new environments.
  • Discuss emotions and ways to deal with certain emotions (e.g. what can you do when you feel angry?).
  • Talk about facial expressions and different tones of voice.

 

Communication, Language and Literacy

  • Discuss the letters of the alphabet- recite the alphabet. Name the letters in your child’s name.
  • Play listening games with your child. Whilst going on a journey ask your child what they can hear (birds, aeroplanes, cars, people talking etc).
  • Talk about sounds that can be heard at home (washing machine, television, telephone etc).
  • Sharing books and rhymes on a changing theme- The hungry caterpillar, Jack and the beanstalk, Jim and the beanstalk, Jody’s beans, 10 tiny tadpoles, monkey puzzle.
  • Share non-fiction books with your child as well as fiction. Talk about the different layout of information books.
  • Model book skills- pointing left to right, top to bottom, talk about the pictures.

 

Mathematical Language

  • Discuss numbers to 10- if your child recognises numbers to 10, discuss numbers to 20.
  • Talk about sharing objects between two people.
  • Model writing numbers whilst your child is watching.
  • Take one away, add one more, use language ‘more’ and ‘less’.
  • Talk about patterns- look at different fabrics, butterflies etc.

 

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

  • Discuss living things- talk about minibeasts, caring for plants, when your child was a baby.
  • Talk about tasting new foods- discuss the texture, whether your child likes it, whether it is healthy.
  • When cooking discuss changes that take place.

 

Creative Development

  • Sing simple songs- continue to sing nursery rhymes.
  • Discuss colour mixing (how can we make green? etc).
  • Encourage your child to repeat a sequence of movements.
  • Encourage your child to tell a story using small world resources- you could write their story down and make it into a book.

 

Physical Development

  • Talk about changes that happen to our bodies when we are active.
  • Talk about how to take care in the sun- wear a sun hat, use sun cream, drink plenty of water, stay in the shade etc.
  • Discuss healthy and unhealthy foods- make smoothies, fruit salads, ice lollies using fruit juice.

 

Rhymes to learn

Rock a bye baby

 

Rock a bye baby on the tree top,

When the wind blows the cradle will rock,

When the bow breaks the cradle will fall,

Down will come baby, cradle and all.

 

There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf (tune of she’ll be coming round the moutain)

 

There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wriggle, wriggle.

There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wriggle, wriggle.

There’s a tiny caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar.

There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wriggle, wriggle.

 

He will eat the leaves around him ‘til his full, munch, munch.

He will eat the leaves around him ‘til his full, munch, munch.

He will eat the leaves around him, eat the leaves around him,

Eat the leaves around him ‘til his full.

 

A cocoon is what he’s spinning for his home, spin, spin.

A cocoon is what he’s spinning for his home, spin, spin.

A cocoon is what he’s spinning, a cocoon is what he’s spinning,

A cocoon is what he’s spinning for his home, spin, spin.

 

He will be a butterfly and fly away, flap, flap.

He will be a butterfly and fly away, flap, flap.

He will be a butterfly, be a butterfly.

He will be a butterfly and fly away, flap, flap.

 

1,2,3 the caterpillar’s up the tree

 

1,2,3, the caterpillar’s up the tree.

3,4,5 it’s turning into a butterfly.

6,7,8, take a look or you’ll be to late.

9 and 10, now it’s flown away and you won’t see it again.

 

Caterpillar creepy-crawly, crawling on its way,

Caterpillar creepy-crawly, tomorrow it will fly away.

 

1,2,3, the caterpillar’s up the tree.

3,4,5 it’s turning into a butterfly.

6,7,8, take a look or you’ll be to late.

9 and 10, now it’s flown away and you won’t see it again,

Now it’s flown away and you won’t see it again!

Moo, Moo Brown Cow (to the tune of Baa Baa black sheep).

 

Moo, moo, brown cow,

Have you any milk,

Yes miss, three jugs smooth as silk,

One for you and one for me,

And one for the little cat who sits in the tree.

 

 

Using Tapestry – this is the online Learning journal we use to assess the children

Where do I start?

Go to https://eylj.org on your computer, or if you have an iPhone or iPad, visit the iTunes store and download the Tapestry app from the Education section (search for Tapestry Mobile).  Login using your email address and the password we give you.  We strongly recommend that you change your password on your first visit.

Changing your settings

On the computer:

    • At the top right of your screen you will see your name, and selecting this will give you the option to ‘Edit Preferences’.  Choose this option and you will be presented with a screen giving you the option to change your email address, pin and password.
    • You also have the option to receive an email whenever a new observation is added to your child’s Learning Journal – just tick or untick the relevant box if you would like to change this setting.

On iPhone/iPad:

  • To change your settings on the iPhone/iPad app, click the ‘cog’ button on the bottom right hand side of the application.  This enables you to change password, pin and/or email address.

Viewing my child’s Learning Journey

Once logged in, you will see your child’s observations on your home screen in a list – selecting any one of these will open up the observation for you to look at.  You may add comments in the box at the bottom of the observation if you would like to – and we would love to receive such comments!

Adding an entry to my child’s Learning Journey

Choose the ‘Add Observation’ option (or the ‘plus’ icon on your iPhone/iPad) and add the relevant information in the boxes on screen.  Photos and videos may be uploaded by choosing the ‘add media’ option.  When you have saved your observation, you may go back to the home screen at any time by choosing ‘home’.