Using playdough to develop finger strength
When your child squishes, rolls, flattens, shapes, smashes, pushes, pulls, twists or cuts play dough, they develop and strengthen their hand muscles. This will help your child develop the strength, dexterity, and control needed to manipulate everyday items such as scissors, pencils, zippers, and buttons.
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Please click below for our autumn term newsletter.
During the Autumn Term in Nursery, we will be reading a variety of fantastic books! We will be sharing stories exploring friendship and feelings, and we’ll be talking about children’s own experiences. We will also be sharing books which contain poetry, rhymes, rhyming and rhythmic text. The children will revisit familiar nursery rhymes, such as ‘Humpty Dumpty’ and ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’, and will also learn new ones. It would be wonderful if you could share with us any traditional songs and rhymes in home language that you have been singing with your children.
In Nursery we learn through play, so the children will be immersing themselves in the rhymes and stories through a variety of activities. We will be pretending to be the characters and acting out the stories, as well as learning the texts and inventing our own. Maybe you could try making up stories at home with your child?
It would be wonderful if you could take your children to one of the local libraries in Britwell or even Slough. There is no charge to join the library and your child will then have access to a huge selection of lovely books. We hope to be able to reopen the Nursery library trolley very soon, which will allow you to bring books home to share.
Please take every opportunity to share books and stories with your children, as talking about the pictures and predicting ‘what might happen next?’ is a fantastic way to get your child excited about reading, as well as increasing their vocabulary.
This term in Maths we will be looking at different patterns and making our own, using a variety of different colours, shapes and materials. When exploring numbers we will focus on the numbers 0-3, ensuring children have a thorough grasp of their value, and can recognise them in different formats, e.g. the spots on dice. We will be chanting the numbers in order, and touch counting objects to find the total. We will be using mathematical vocabulary such as number names, ‘bigger’, ‘smaller’, ‘more than’ and ‘less than’, and learning the days of the week. You could support your child’s learning by looking for numbers around the home, on clocks, phones, doors, car licence plates, etc, and by talking about ‘today’, ‘yesterday’ and ‘tomorrow’. We will also be learning about 2D shapes such as circles, squares, triangles, etc and looking for them in our environment.
We will be recording your child’s learning by uploading photos, videos and observations to Tapestry, a secure online learning journal. You will be able to access this on a computer or laptop, and also on any Apple or Android device such as a tablet or smartphone. You will be able to log on and view what your child has been up to in Nursery, and also instantly add your own photos of learning that occurs at home. Another advantage is that you can show your child’s online learning journal to members of the family.
Parents who are new to Nursery will receive an email with further details about accessing Tapestry, but please feel free to ask a member of staff for more information.
We recognise that your child learns best when school and parents work together in partnership, so we would like to thank you for your ongoing support.
Miss Stevenson and Mrs Hothi