We have loved seeing your messages and pictures already! Thank you! Let's have a look at what some of our Super Stars have been doing this past week.
Tuesday 31st March 2020
We would love to see what your children have been getting up to so please email us at YNlhps@gatedu.org and tell us what your child has been doing. We would love to see any photos you have been taking! We will then share these photos on our Class Page so your child can see what their friends have been doing too.
From now on, we will be updating the Covid 19 (Coronavirus) section on the website on a weekly basis with ideas for things you might like to do at home. This section can be found under Key Information. I'm sure you'll all get lots of ideas from each other too!
Thank you and best wishes,
Miss Procter and Mrs Gray
Monday 30th March 2020
I hope you are all well and that you had a nice week last week. I also hope you are all coping well with all the change that is happening at this strange time.
At this difficult time, try not to worry too much about what your child would be missing out on in Nursery. The most important thing is making sure your child feels safe and secure during this uncertain time.
However, if you feel that your child is missing the routine and structure of Nursery (I know I am!) I will be posting some ideas on here to keep your child busy every week. It is important to remember that children at this age learn best through play.
The characteristics of effective learning are: playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically. The best thing you can do to help your child is to play with them and encourage them to explore the world around them (even if you are currently rather limited with how much exploring you can do!).
Here are some ideas for this week:
• Learn the Makaton signs to sing along with Baa Baa Black Sheep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VGsBK94I2U
• Go on a sound hunt around the house and in the garden. What sounds can you hear? What are they from?
• If your child has become interested in sounds in words then go on a sound hunt for things beginning with the ‘S’ sound. If your child is struggling with this give them examples and emphasise the initial sound e.g. “sssssink”. This could also be used as a game of ‘I Spy’. This is part of our phonics program Letters and Sounds which we follow within school. Here is a link to the website where you will find information, resources and games which can be played http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-1-games.html.
• Build something using junk materials around the house e.g. cardboard boxes from the recycling or using building materials like Lego.
• Use clothes pegs to pick up bits of wool or string (to develop fine motor skills ready for writing). If you have coloured pegs you could also sort them by colour and count how many of each you have.
• Don’t forget to read a book!
You could also discuss the day of the week and the weather every day like we do at Nursery to keep some sort of routine.
Hopefully it won’t be too long until we see each other again but, in the meantime, look after yourselves.
Best wishes to you and your families,
Miss Procter and Mrs Gray
Bulb Planting in Oliver Henderson Park
We planted daffodil bulbs in Oliver Henderson Park with the council's gardeners and councillors Stuart Green and Linda Green. These are behind the new memorial benches that the Friends of Oliver Henderson Park raised money for. We are looking forward to seeing them bloom in the Spring.