A New Beginning in Nursery
Our main aim during Nursery in the initial weeks is to ensure that each child feels safe, settled and secure where they develop positive relationships and bonds with those around them. We understand that this year’s start will be very different, especially as the child is at home in their own settled environment. But there are things you can do to prepare your child for the coming year.
Nursery Home Learning
Home Learning for Nursery children covers all areas of the Foundation Stage Curriculum and incorporates both indoor and outdoor activities to replicate as best as possible what your child would be doing in the Nursery setting. It will be a little different from the other year groups in the form of weekly activities and stories, although daily tasks will remain the same which can be performed every day.
Please encourage your child with the following:-
* Continue the routine of washing hands with soap and water.
* Independently zip up own coat.
* Independently dress and undress ourself.
* Share a story with a grown-up and talk about it.
* Continue to be responsible for own things and share and take turns with others.
* Continue to practise counting sets of objects and putting out given amounts.
* Begin to recognise numerals around us and combine two groups of objects to find the total.
* To continue to trace/copy own name.
* To continue phase 1 phonics - Rhyme, alliteration, oral segmenting and blending.
Phase 1 Phonics - Correct Pronunciation
We have now reached a time where many of the children are taking an interest in the letters and sounds around them. It is therefore IMPORTANT that as well as knowing the letter name, the children HEAR AND SAY THE SOUNDS CORRECTLY. This will help with early reading later on in their lives.
Below is a video clip that demonstrates clear and correct pronunciation of each individual sound.
I hope you will find this information useful and supports you when helping your child with their phonics.