If your child came to our Nursery you may have been involved in the Home Learning Project with Mrs Brown. The good news is she has started holding workshops for the Reception children and their families as well.! 🙂 All the children are welcome to attend although we do send invitations to those who we receive extra funds for through the Pupil Premium.
All you have to do is look at the classroom door to see what the workshop is that week and then sign up in the classroom. If you have a child in Nursery as well you can sign up to the morning workshop with them. If you only have a child in Reception class you can sign up to the afternoon workshop. There are 6 spaces for each FS2 class. Don’t worry if you have younger children and no one to look after them, they can come and join in the fun.
Look at the fun everyone had last week at the Monster Biscuit workshop. While we were having all that fun we were learning all about counting, measuring, sharing and loads more.
Come and find out some fun and easy ways to help your child learn at home. Next week we’re Making Moon Sand. Don’t forget to sign up in the classroom to let us know you want to come.
FS2 Workshops are held every Thursday 2.30- 3pm.
Have you seen our wonderful wow moments? It has been great to see the learning that has been happening at home and all the fun things that you have been doing together.
Look at these ones that have been done…
We love to see what you have been doing. It can help us in school to give your child higher levels as there are some things you see at home we don’t see at home. We need to you tell us though and then we can ask the children in school to show us. Be sure to make a note of anything that surprises you or makes you especially proud and let us know on a wow moment. Remember if you want to send pictures to show us you can use our class email address. It will save you having to print them out at home. Please ask if you need to know the email address again.
We ask for at least one wow moment each half term but you can do as many as you want. A big thank you to all the parents and carers who have already shared a wow moment and put it in their child’s space. Most children now have a wow moment in their space. If haven’t done one yet please do it as soon as possible. I am sure there are lots of special achievements your child has done which have made you proud.
As always, please ask us if you have any questions.
Last week we had our joint Storytelling and Chatterbox Challenge session for our Parents and Carers.
Our families were invited to hear us tell the story of Mr Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan Fearnley and the rhymes we’d been learning for the Chatterbox Challenge. We’ve been taking part in the Chatterbox Challenge to raise money for the ICAN charity which works with children who have Speech and Language difficulties.
We worked with Nursery and Garnet class to tell the story to our families who had come. We then sang the Chatterbox Challenge rhymes we’d been practising at home and at school.
This is the storymap we used to help us remember the words. We had Makaton actions for each of the pictures as well. It is also very similar to the storymap we made when we got back to the classroom with our grown ups.
Lots of grown ups came to help us make out story maps. We had to cut out pictures and put them back in the right order to tell the story. Then we could take our story maps home to continue telling the story to everyone there.
It was lovely to see so many of you there. Thank you for coming and supporting the children. We hope you enjoyed the Storytelling workshop. If you still have sponsorship money to hand in after the Chatterbox Challenge then please return it to school as soon as possible. ICAN organise the Chatterbox Challenge every year to highlight the challenges children with speech and language difficulties face. Good communication skills are vital to a happy, successful childhood so we place a lot of importance on these skills in school, especially while your child is in Nursery and Reception. If you want to find out more about why we’re raising money please look on the links below. Please ask if you have any questions.
I CAN Chatterbox Challenge
You’ll have seen our new learning stories in class recently and will probably have been asked to look at one featuring your child. If not don’t worry, it’ll be coming soon. We’re using the Learning Stories as a new way of observing the children’s learning through their play. It allows us to focus on the communication between the children and the language they use. Communication and Language is one of the most important areas that we teach as it forms the basis for lots of other learning.
So what is a Learning Story?
We let you have a copy of the Learning Story to keep at home and look at with your child. You could also share it with other family members encouraging the children to tell their own story. We keep a copy in school so the children can read them with their friends and enjoy reading books with them as the main characters.
We’d love to know what you think and if these are useful to help you know what your child has been learning at school and to give you some ideas for how to continue this at home.
Don’t forget to let us know about the learning you do at home with your child on a wow moment so we can display it in school!