Please do remember that when your child is in nursery we don’t work solid for three hours – our routine looks like this (there’s lots of repetition):
Welcome – hang coats up, put bags away, wash hands, do the register, say hello, talk about the weather and count how many children are in.
Music and Movement – we sing songs, recite rhymes and dance, lots of counting up and counting down in ones. There are some nice ideas on the BBC website.
Small Group Time – we break into our smaller groups and carry out a teacher led activity with either Mrs Brown, Mrs Jewitt or Miss Thompkins.
Independent Learning – this usually lasts about 90 minutes and is a time where the children explore the nursery and access all of the areas. They choose what they would like to do e.g. paint, build, play outside, use the role play, small world, ipads, computers, reading area etc. We will help the children by modelling activities, providing resources, talking to them and listening. The adults also record anything new and exciting either on paper or seesaw.
Large Group Time – we all come back together (after tidying the nursery) and play a group game, do circle time, use the parachute and work on our phonics (Phase 1). We will also look at numbers in the environment, counting things in our classroom, counting jumps, hops steps etc.
Story – sometimes related to a theme or topic, sometimes just because it’s a lovely story. We read for pleasure and I try my best not to talk during the book and save questions and explanations for the end or if we read it again.
Home Time – we wash our hands, get our own coats and try and put them on (this is something that you could work on at home too), get our bags, water bottles and any things we have in our trays. We sit back on the carpet and sing songs until we get collected.
Once a week we do yoga and we all take our shoes off, it’s rather stinky! We use Cosmic Kids and love it. Afterwards we all try to put our shoes back on independently (again this is something you could practice at home).
If you haven’t managed to get onto the Seesaw Family App – please let me know so I can help you, it’s a brilliant way for you to show us what your child has been doing at home and also a quick way for us to communicate with you.
All work from now on will be released using the Seesaw Class App so please do ask for help if you aren’t on it. It can be used on most phones, kindle fires, tables, ipads, computers, chromebooks and anything else I haven’t mentioned. I have also heard that X-Boxes and Playstations can be used too!
Please also remember that we work with 3 and 4 year olds so the work I’ll be setting will need to have adult input/help/support.
Useful websites are:
Education City (If you need log on details just ask)
Purple Mash (If you need log on details just ask)
Tidy up Rhumba
Phonics Play (It’s free at the minute and we are Phase 1)
Teach Your Monster to Read (free on desktop)
Nursery Rhymes on the BBC