Jan Home Learning

Remote Learning - Jan 2021

 

Hello Everyone!! Nursery is going to look very different for lots of us for a little while but we know it’s really important for us to stay at home and stay safe. Having sought further advice we can confirm that we will remain closed as we are part of a Primary School, in line with government advice. We will miss you very much but will send you some fun activities to do at home to keep you busy.

As of Wednesday 6th January your child's learning will continue remotely until February half term. Each morning we will be updating tapestry with information and activities for the day.

We understand how difficult it can be to teach your children at home, everyone is in different circumstances with different time constraints, outside stresses and so on. At such a difficult time we do not want anyone to feel extra pressure. Yours and your child's mental health is so important. It is important for you to log onto tapestry each day and complete what you find manageable for you and your child. If you are finding it particularly difficult to complete activities at home please let us know.

Please let us know if you do not have or cannot access resources at home to support your child's home learning. For example, a pencil, paper, rubber, coloured pencils or internet access.

We had just begun a project in school called ‘Over and Over’ which involves reading the same stories over and over again so that the children become really familiar with them, and the language they use. Each day we will upload 1-2 stories onto tapestry for you to play for your children. Its really important that your children watch and listen to these stories every day. If you have the particular book at home already you could read it yourself too. By the end of the programme your child will then have a bank of 10 stories which they should then know by heart. Encourage your children to join in with the story once they know the words, talk about what happens in each story, which part did they like best? Who were the characters in the story? What happened at the end? We hope you enjoy the stories we have chosen.

We would really like to see what you are doing at home as we will miss seeing your smiley faces. Where possible we ask that your child submits a photo of their learning on Tapestry. This can be daily updates or a weekly summary on a Friday. If you are struggling to access work or upload photographs please let us know as we may contact parents that we do not hear from. Here is a link to show you how to upload to Tapestry.

https://youtu.be/espJ96TJHV8 

We will begin uploading home learning activities tomorrow. We are lucky in the fact that the early years curriculum is very practical and based around lots of fun and practical activities, so there is so much that you can be doing at home! Don't underestimate the value of real life experiences such as writing shopping lists, cooking and doing the garden. Make sure there are lots of opportunities for talking, explaining and asking questions! Read lots of favourite stories and find practical, fun ways of doing Maths. We will be guiding you through this every step of the way. Use this opportunity to enjoy learning with your child!

If there is anything you are unsure of or if you have any questions you can contact any of us via tapestry or email.
Ashley.hattrick@ntlp.org.uk,
Michelle.robinson1@ntlp.org.uk

Attached is some further guidance on what you can expect while school remains closed.

Take Care everyone and thank you for your support.
Lots of love
Mrs Hattrick, Mrs Robinson and Mrs Morien.