This is the start of Summer Term 2 and our topics are 'Fairy Tales' and 'Summer'. We hope you have all been enjoying the fantastic weather and we really hope it continues especially during this home learning period. We wish to thank you all for your kind messages of support and all the pictures you send in of the children. We are so happy to see that the activities we set are of use to you and are helping your child's learning. Please tell the children how much we miss them and that we are very proud of them.
Stay safe and best wishes to you all,
Mrs Edgerton and Mrs Lingwood
Summer Term: April 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
Firstly, thank you for all your support and positive comments. We are so happy that the activities we are setting are helping you at home. We love all the pictures of your child’s learning, please keep sending them in.
This term is all about ‘Growing and Summer’. We really hope you enjoy all the activities and have as much fun as you can with your children. Please do not feel under pressure to complete all the activities for each day, they are there for ideas and you can always catch up another day if you wish.
This term please encourage your child with the correct pencil grip (duck fingers) and correct letter formation where you can when they are mark-making.
The government have been busy coordinating an initiative called 'Oak National Academy' which has brought together teachers and experts to create a learning platform that you can use at home. It went live as of April 20th 2020. There are video presentations from Early Years teachers to support learning at home. You might want to supplement your child's day with these. There is not a Nursery section but if you click on the Reception link you can find some things that may be useful for Nursery.
Wednesday, 22nd April is World Earth Day. You could tell your children how they are helping the Earth by staying home in this current situation. Talk to your child about re-using things and recycling. Do they know what to recycle at home?
Most of all we want to reassure you all that you are doing an amazing job at home with your children, it is not easy to juggle everything. The most important thing is if your child is happy and safe, anything missed will be caught up at a later date at school so please don’t worry.
Please send our love and prayers to your children, stay safe and well,
The Nursery Team.
In the event of school closure we will update our webpage with ideas of things you can do with your children at home. In Nursery learning is very much through play and phonics. We have sent a home learning book home with your child (if they have been in school today). Please do not feel under pressure to fill it, but it is there for you to record activities with your child as you wish.
In the meantime here are some useful websites:
This website gives parents lots of free simple and fun ideas to promote all areas of learning.
Online games - some tablet friendly, but others need Flash.
Twinkl are offering parents free access to learning resources. We might use links in the home learning, but you will have access to this for your own ideas and activities.
To access the free offer, you will need to visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and log in as a new to Twinkl member using your email address, set up a password and use the code: UKTWINKLHELPS
Videos, games and activities linked to their favourite characters.
A website that gives you information, flash cards and games for phonics. We are currently working at Phase 1 and have just started Phase 2: ‘s, a, t’
Please see the Useful Websites page for more ideas - https://www.st-annes.walsall.sch.uk/
Many thanks for your continued support,
The Nursery Team