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Rebecca Cheetham Nursery & Children's Centre

Nursery at Home - Keeping up our Development

If your child must self-isolate due to being in close contact with someone who has tested positive, awaiting test results or due to bubble closure and does not have any symptoms, then you can access this part of the website to see what activities you can do at home in order to keep up to date with what we are doing in nursery. 

We have also decided to keep uploading this here weekly so you have an understanding of the things we might be talking to your children about or exploring within the provision and to give you ideas that you can take away if you want to do things with your child at home. There is absolutely no pressure at all to do this and as we always recommend, playing with and reading to your child is the best thing you can do!

Please remember that we do not encourage the use of books that force children to sit down at a table for long periods of time; this does not help them to learn. Instead, please ensure your child has endless opportunities to play and be curious, a chance to talk and problem solve and most importantly, be read to.

You will see that reading is at the heart of everything we do and it features twice in the planning. We created some videos to support the reading part of the planning so you know exactly what we do with our core books in nursery. We hope that you find them helpful; after a while it will just become second nature.

We also encourage talk and communication with your child whilst they are playing; this is the best way for them to develop their communication and language skills. Also, at home, we encourage you to speak your home language! 

We really encourage you to upload what you've done at home onto the Evidence Me app! Speak to the front office if you don't know what to do.

Click the links to access the reading videos:

Reading Challenge Day 1

Reading Challenge Day 2

Reading Challenge Day 3

Reading Challenge Day 4

Reading Challenge Day 5

Click the red link to access a helpful document to support reading at home! Education Endowment Foundation's 7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home

We have also been working with The Tapscott Learning Trust on producing videos to help support your child's development. We hope that you find them useful. Click the link to go directly to the Supporting Home Learning EYFS Playlist on Youtube:

The Tapscott Learning Trust EYFS Playlist

Phonics

A few parents asked about phonics development for their children. We don't recommend for children to be pushed into phonics and instead should commence phonics when they are ready. It is more important that children can distinguish between the sounds they hear in the environment (like a plane in the sky, a police car's siren, birds cheeping etc) before asking them to identify specific sounds in words. However, here are some online resources to help you out with the sounds.

Ruth Miskin (RML)

Phonics Play

Yasmin has put together an introductory video to help support you with what we do your children at nursery when they are ready for phonics. Two year old children should not be doing phonics, although Rohan has put together a video to guide you through Environmental Sounds which is much more appropriate for younger children.

 

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Book of the Month

This month's Book of the Month is Under My Hijab. Please click on the link for the information sheet for this book: Information Sheet

  1. Nursery Development at Home - Week Commencing 10th May 2021
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  2. BOOK OF THE MONTH MAY: Under My Hijab
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  3. BOOK OF THE MONTH APRIL: All Are Welcome
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  4. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 29th March 2021
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  5. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 22nd March 2021
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  6. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 15th March 2021
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  7. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 8th March 2021
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  8. BOOK OF THE MONTH March: Through The Eyes Of Us
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  9. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 1st March 2021
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  10. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 22nd February 2021
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  11. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 15th February 2021
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  12. Physical Development at Home
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  13. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 8th February 2021
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  14. BOOK OF THE MONTH: Parent Sheet for Jabari Jumps UPDATE
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  15. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 1st February 2021
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  16. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 25th January 2021
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  17. HOW TO: Curiosity Containers
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  18. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 18th January 2021
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  19. Parent sheet of Activities for Ruby's Worry
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  20. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 11th January 2021
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  21. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 5th January 2021
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  22. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 14th December 2020
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  23. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 7th December 2020
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  24. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 30th November 2020
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  25. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 23rd November 2020
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  26. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 16th November 2020
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  27. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Week Commencing 9th November 2020
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  28. When We Can’t Be At Nursery - Example plan for use at home
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