We hope that you found our Parent Consultation meetings informative this week. It was good to see so many of you and to be able to talk about how much progress children have made so far this year. If you still haven’t had chance to speak to Mrs Long, please speak to staff to arrange an appointment.
Further to these discussions, here are some links that you may find useful regarding the Early Years curriculum.
- What to expect, When? This document provides an overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage and what type of things children are expected to be able to do at different stages throughout the year. The booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS.
- Jolly Phonics songs – We sing these songs in nursery and learn a new letter sound each week. Each song is accompanied by an action.
- Pure sounds – watch a video clip of our Foundation Two staff saying the pure sound with each Jolly Phonics action.
- Segmenting and blending – In nursery, we learn to segment and blend words orally. We teach children to break down (segment) a word into the sounds that they can hear such as ‘p-e-g’ or ‘c-u-p’ and then to stick/join (blend) these sounds together again to make a word. We do this practically in nursery, playing lots of games. It’s quite difficult to find video clips on line to demonstrate – this is an American version of an oral segmenting and blending game
Please speak to nursery staff if you have any questions.