What's going on in Ladybirds..
We would like to welcome Billy Newton, Roman Moffat, Layla Paliwoda, Isla Repton, Elijah McArthur Stead, Harlow Bryan and Riley Nash to the Ladybirds room. We would also like to say goodbye to Charlie Townsend.
What we have been learning
The children have really enjoyed their ‘Dear Zoo’ area in our main playroom, reading the story and linking their play to the story!
We will be continuing our focus on Communication and Language development with our Ladybirds children as this is vital for all areas of learning, staff will be supporting all levels of communication by using lanyards and pictures which will support the children with their understanding. If you would like more information on this type of communication and how it will support your child, please speak to a member of staff. Resources can be downloaded from www.sparklebox.co.uk.
The children have been really interested in the safari animals recently, the children have enjoyed learning the sounds animals make, and enjoying lots of different activities such as special box, safari animals in the sand and water and reading the story ‘Dear Zoo’ and using the wooden props.
The children’s favourite nursery rhyme is currently ‘Five little ducks’ please sing this with your child at home as repetitive activities are the key to language development. There are rhyme cards in the home library, containing all the children’s favorite songs. Singing with your child is an excellent way to build listening and attention skills and by far the best way to stimulate language and early reading development.
The next Celebrations are from February onwards, these will be spring, this will include, Pancake Day, St David’s day, St Patrick’s day, Mother’s Day, Easter and St Georges day which the children will be encouraged to join in with different arts and crafts activities and food tasting experiences.
The Children’s Story book of focus is ‘Dear Zoo’. The children have been busy creating Artwork to go towards our featured board, and have enjoyed matching games, body mapping and exercise.
Nursery’s Home Library Information
There is a selection of books to choose from, which have been specifically selected for ‘early language development’. There is a process involved where you and your child are encouraged to select a book weekly, with the intention of sharing it as a family. The benefits of sharing books from as early an age as possible is massive and will have a crucial impact on your child’s whole learning ability. Creating a successful pathway for the academic journey through their whole life. Each book contains a useful tips leaflet for the parent to read and as a parent you will be asked to sign the book out and back in again when you return it. The home library has been a huge success on other sites and we hope that you will take full advantage of this opportunity. All we ask is that the books are cared for and returned in good condition for other families to enjoy. We are now looking for more families to take full advantage of this opportunity, it doesn’t have to be a scary prospect and for small children and babies it is just about looking at the pictures, sharing the experience together and for the child to hear language spoken to them in English and/or their home language.
Polite reminder; please remember if somebody different is collecting your child you must inform a member of staff prior to the collection, if we do not have a password set up for this we are unable to let your child go home with this person, this is for safeguarding reasons.