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We will communicate messages on Classdojo but all of the letters, timetables and information booklets will be saved on here. 

 

 

 

 

We are each unique and beautiful and together we are a masterpiece!

 

Things to Remember!

Monday - Library books                    

Tuesday - Gym Day and T4Baking                               

Wednesday - Old clothes for Forest 

Thursday - Any certificates or achievements to put in floor books.    Friday -  Read Homework on Class Dojo page

T4W

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To celebrate the life of the queen we have been painting portraits of her!

Talk 4 baking - This half term our talk 4 baking activity is biscuits. Talk 4 baking is based on talk for writing. It is strong and powerful because it is based on how children learn. It enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic. During our talk 4 baking activity the children put actions to words and this enables the children to actively remember the words in the sequence.

Wake up Shake up and Dough Disco

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Class Floor books 

These are scrap books that highlight key achievements for the children throughout the year.  Photographs of key events in Nursery and Reception and exemplar pieces of work, mainly done independently by the children, are included in this book. The class floor book is a large book for recording children's learning, individually and collaboratively. Floor books are used as a strategy for developing and assessing children's understanding of the learning that has taken place and are used at part of a reflection time. Floor books are a shared document and hence invites collaboration and exchange of ideas. As children sit on the floor and work together on the same book, they discuss aspects of the topic at hand, recount memories, ask questions, add to or even content each other's opinions and observations, child voice is evident throughout.

 

Schemas

Understand what is behind your children’s play and help them by observing patterns of behaviour or “schemas”.

Schemas are patterns of behaviour that appear through children’s play.

Schemas are an important part of children’s development and knowing about these play urges can help you understand why children are so determined to do things in a certain way. For more information you can watch this short video.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/schemas

 

Communication & Language

 

 

Finger gym

Finger gym activities boost communication and language and builds a foundation for handwriting later on. It improves hand eye coordination, muscle development and enriches vocabulary.

 

Writing

The skill of writing begins with mark making. As well as being able to write making marks can benefit a child physically and also help develop their imagination and creative skills.

 

Mathematics

Mathematics (maths) is an important part of learning for all children in the early years and receiving a good grounding in maths is an essential life skill. As well as numeracy, it helps skills such as problem solving, understanding and using shapes and measure and developing their own spatial awareness. 

 

Reading

Enjoying books and reading stories from a very early age is crucial in the development of children. It helps with their ability to understand words, use their imagination and develop their speech, as well as being something they really enjoy.....Even from a very young age children love books

 

 

P4C (Philosophy for children)

Philosophy for children is an approach to learning and teaching. Children are taught how to create their own philosophical questions. The teacher, as a facilitator supports the children on their own thinking, reasoning and questioning as well as the way the children speak to each other in the dialogue. P4C is intended to be a regular activity so that children develop their skills and understanding over time. P4C has an impact on children’s cognitive, social and emotional development. P4C is about getting the children to think and communicate well; to think for themselves. Use the picture below to think about the P4C question this half term.

 

 

Forest school

Forest school promotes holistic development and gives the children the opportunity to risk take and self-regulate.

Children are able to investigate, test and maintain their curiosity in the natural world around them. They are given encouragement to direct their own learning through play.

Forest school promotes emotional growth as well as independence; it instils a deep respect and awareness for the natural world and reconnects them to their environment. Research proves that children are more likely to flourish when allowed to indulge in “risky play” outdoors unhinged by excessive adult supervision. Risky play means that children manage their own behaviours, follow their own interests and become more engaged in their own learning experiences. Children are also able to connect with the environment across the change of seasons through regular forest sessions.

 

PHONICS 

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In nursery, we have started to learn our set 1 phonics sounds. We follow the RWI scheme for phonics. In RWI, each sound has a picture card and a rhyme to help write the sound. Your child will be familiar with letter names from learning the alphabet song. In phonics lessons we talk about the sound and the rhyme to help us write that sound. In nursery, we will be focusing on the children pronouncing the sound correctly. The children will be given opportunities to mark make and form the sound throughout their play e.g. painting in glitter, writing with chalk, forming the sound with loose items

Parent video: How to say the sounds

How to hold our pencil...

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The Brush Bus tooth brushing scheme is being launched in EYFS in order to increase exposure to fluoride among the 2–5-year-old children. Fluoride toothpaste is an effective method of reducing tooth decay and its benefits can be maximized by having additional time to brush your child’s teeth in school.

 

By introducing a time in the school day where children brush their teeth in school it is proven that that children are much more enthusiastic about having their teeth brushed at home (with an adult supervision). The aim is to improve children’s oral health and self-care habits and give every child the best start in life as decaying teeth can impact speech and language and future dental development.

 

 

 

Our Focus Story - Wheres Spot?

Schemas

Understand what is behind your children’s play and help them by observing patterns of behaviour or “schemas”.

Schemas are patterns of behaviour that appear through children’s play.

Schemas are an important part of children’s development and knowing about these play urges can help you understand why children are so determined to do things in a certain way. For more information you can watch this short video.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/schemas

If you are worried and would like to talk to someone you can always log your worry with at leanne.connelly@millbrook.tameside.sch.uk