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Nursery Summer Term 2020

Welcome back to our Summer term at The Flying Bull Academy Nursery. I hope that you are all keeping well and building some good memories with your children during this unique period. I know that during this time you will all be working really hard to keep your little ones busy at home, this is just to give you some weekly ideas for other things that you can do while homeschooling your nursery aged children.

It is really important that we keep talking to our children to encourage them to speak clearly and, where possible, in sentences using ‘and’ and ‘because’. Ask them to tell you about what they have done today or yesterday, this could also be a nice opportunity to phone a friend or family member outside of the home and talk to them about what they have been doing and even ask some of their own questions.

Encouraging your child to play with different toys that they have at home and making up their own stories or games is perfect for their development and provides opportunities for them to use their imagination. If they can also practice sharing and playing with other children and adults in a safe environment, this will support them in continuing to improve their personal, social and emotional skills.

As you know, we really value the sharing of books and stories here at The Flying Bull Academy and I hope that your children are getting the opportunity to continue to share books and look at them independently at home. Sharing stories can be done in a variety of ways by reading to your child, letting them look through a book independently or there are many online resources for children to watch and listen to stories told by others. Below you will find some useful links that might give parents some different places to look for resources to develop children in all the 7 areas of the Early Years Curriculum.

There is an email address that has been set up specifically for Nursery so if you would like to get in touch with us directly with any questions, or to share what your child has been doing as part of the home schooling, we would love to hear from you. We have also set up a Padlet, which is an online resource where you can share pictures of what your children have been doing. Padlet is a secure platform with strict privacy settings but please do be aware that other adults with access to the Flying Bull website will be able to view any images that you upload. The Padlet details are on the home learning map for the week.

We look forward to hearing from you soon,

Miss Lawry and the Nursery Team

This weeks's learning is based around the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. 

We're Going on a Bear Hunt read by Michael Rosen

Please see below for this week's home learning activities. Across the academy we are focusing on wellbeing and you will find some excellent mindfulness activities to try with your child. 

Share your home learning on our Padlet page