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Supporting Children's Learning at Home

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back! We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and a relaxing New Year! We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for all of the thoughtful Christmas gifts we received, they are very much appreciated.

 

We will be continuing to follow the ‘In the Moment Planning’ model. We hope you have found the follow up meetings informative and that they give you a flavour of the learning that your children are experiencing when they are attending. We will be continuing to ask you for your child’s current interests. However, if it is not your child’s focus week, please let us know your child’s interests by using Class Dojo and the interest sheets placed outside FS1 and just behind the FS1 door and we will incorporate them into our continuous provision to support Children’s learning.

 

Whilst we are continuing to plan and use your child’s interest, there are a couple of events coming up that we would like to share with your children over the next half term. Weeks commencing 21st and 28th January are ‘Bird Watch’ weeks, where hopefully the weather will be kind so that we can go outside and learn about different species of birds. On 5th February, it is Chinese New Year. As we learn about lots of different cultures and celebrations, we will be celebrating Chinese New Year that week, tasting homemade spring rolls, learning a dragon dance and learning about some of the traditions linked to this celebration.

Our next ‘Stay and Play’ session will be held on 30th January 2019 from 8.45am – 9.30am and 12.15pm – 1.00pm. This time, the sessions will be focused on the strands ‘Personal, Social and Emotional Development’, ‘Communication and Language’ and ‘Being Imaginative’.  We are looking forward to sharing with you how these three strands link together in children’s role play and small world play and how engaging with your children in this type of play can support and development many aspects of their learning. We appreciate that some of feedback about the last session was that you would like the length of the session to be longer, however, we feel that due to the age of this children, this may be confusing and upsetting if parents/carers stay much longer than 45 minutes.

We would really appreciate your feedback about your child’s first term in FS1. We have attached a feedback form for you to complete and return with any comments you have as we continue to strive to provide the best start to your child’s education.

Thank you for your continued support,

The FS1 Team

 

 

 

There are many ways to support your child's learning at home.  One of them is through attending a worksop at the Centre.  These can cover many different aspects such as early reading and writing, Early Years Foundation Stage, problem solving and numeracy, outdoor play etc.  However if you are unable to attend the workshops we will include the presentations here on our website.

File icon: pdf Booklet for parents Phase 2 [pdf 29KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Information about mark-making and Letters and Sounds [pdf 13KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Letters and Sounds activites for use at home [pdf 60KB] Click to download