Learning at Home Autumn 2020
Share a range of stories and rhymes with your child to promote listening and understanding skills.
When sharing these stories ask your child about characters and scenes, as well as encouraging them to make predictions about what might happen next.
Allow your child to have plenty of opportunity to practise writing and mark making. Encourage your child to develop writing skills through drawing, colouring and painting.
Jolly Phonics Songs are a great way to encourage your child to learn and recall specific letter sounds through songs and actions. You can access them via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5alqE2SZlA.
We follow this phonics scheme in school.
Geraldine the Giraffe is an enjoyable way to learn phonics.
Geraldine is given a specific phoneme (letter sound) and is asked to find objects around the house containing the phoneme. This is also a good activity to try at home. You can access this via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/ breakthruchris. You can also search for a specific sound your child is currently learning, by typing Geraldine the Giraffe s into YouTube.
Alphablocks is great to to support your child as they begin blending sounds and can be accessed via Cbeebies iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks or YouTube https://www.youtube.com/ channel/UC_qs3c0ehDvZkbiEbOj6Drg.
Communication and Language
Understanding: Encourage your child to follow simple instructions correctly. Ask your child questions and encourage them to respond appropriately. Support your child in developing an understanding of positional language e.g. under, on top, behind etc. To support this, why not try asking your child to place an object in a specific position e.g. Put the dog inside the box.
Speaking: TALK, TALK, TALK. The best way to develop your child’s speech is to talk and encourage your child to express their own thoughts and ideas. Sing familiar songs and rhymes with your child. Engage in role play scenarios with your child and encourage lots of talk. Model talking and encourage your child to change roles. Try introducing new
vocabulary to your child during play. Talk about how objects feel e.g. soft feather, rough brick, smooth ball etc.
Listening: Encourage focus and develop attention. Make sure your child is focussed and making eye contact when being spoken to. When outside, ask your child if they can recognise any familiar sounds, e.g. cars on the road, birds in the trees etc.
Encourage your child to look at numbers that they see around them .
Play dice games and number bingo games up to 10.
encourage independent counting. when your child is counting toys or steps make sure they only count items as the move or point to them.
Numbersongs on CBeebies iPlayer are a fun way to help with number recognition and counting.
Numberblocks is a great, age appropriate television series that supports the learning of individual numbers and counting, . You can access this via CBeebies iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzzns/ numberblocks-series-1-one or YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/ UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w. Focus on episodes 1 (One), 2 (Another One) and 3 (Two)to develop your child’s development of the oneness of one and twoness of two concepts.
Numberjacks is a great age appropriate problem solving television series that supports children’s learning of numbers. The number characters are shaped as their numeral form and have to work together to solve number related problems. You can access this series via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWKuiktSh-V3E4ysPU0VC3Q
Week beginning 3 rd November
Read an autumn story and retell the story in your own words and draw a picture .
Choose from one of the 3 stories below.
post it on your seesaw page for us to see.
Welcome to the class page for Nursery.
We're hoping to create a gallery of all the lovely things you're doing while school is closed.
Send content to email@example.com
Stay safe and happy!
Week beginning 9th November
Week beginning 16 th November
How would you catch a star ?
Draw a picture and ask someone in your family to help you write about your favourite way to catch a star.
Post it on SeeSaw
Sort some household objects in to shiny and non shiny objects.
Post the photos on Seesaw.
Use household objects to make simple patterns eg fruit banana apple banana apple etc
or toys- book teddy book teddy book etc'
Take photos and upload to Seesaw.
People who help us
Week beginning 23rd November
Nursery Rhyme Week
Week beginning 30th November
Elf on the shelf
Welcome to our Elf ( if you have one at home)
Maths- Counting to five and matching amounts
sounds we are learning s- a -t
Week beginning 7th December 2020
Welcome to Knotty Ash EYFS September 2020
Hello to all my Nursery families,
Apologies for this update not coming sooner, we have been busy behind the scenes trying to get everything ready for your children joining us or returning in a few weeks. This is a little 'Welcome to EYFS' message to introduce ourselves and give you some more information you may require for your little ones returning or joining us in September.
You should have by now, received an email invite from Seesaw, our online communication, learning and assessment tool, asking you to connect to your child’s journal. If you haven’t, or are struggling getting set up, then please email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to get you up and running.
Seesaw is not only a communication platform but an electronic assessment tool that will be used daily in school to record and share observations of your child with you. This is a lovely way to discuss with your child what they may have been up to that day and also provide 'next steps' for further support at home. This platform not only allows you to interact with school and see what your child is up to regularly but to also share what you and your child are up to at home. We may also set work for your child to do at home which means you need to make sure you have the 'Seesaw Class' app as well as the ‘Seesaw Family’ app. I will send out your child's log in codes once you have the Family app set up.
A ‘Welcome’ video which includes essential information regarding your child starting in September, is available for you to watch via the link below. It is important you view this video to ensure your child is prepared for their start in September. If you have any queries or questions after the video then please do not hesitate to contact me via Seesaw. I will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as I can however, if it is urgent or you wish to discuss any issues in more detail then we ask that you use the usual contact – email@example.com.
Please also find below, a form regarding your situation during lockdown. We would appreciate if you could fill this in and bring it with them in September, as it will help with your child's transition to school. There is also an 'All about me' page for your child to do and bring on their first day. This will also be on Seesaw for the children to create or if it is more suitable, feel free to print out or maybe even let your child draw their response. You will also find a parent's guide to EYFS and our long term plan for you to see what your child will be up to throughout the year. All this information will be in more detail on the video.
We’re really excited and looking forward to meeting and welcoming the children soon and being able to share their learning journey with you.
Monday 14 th September 2020 for returning children and those who should have started during lockdown..
Thursday 17th September 2020 or Tuesday 22nd September for new starters. You should have received your starting date from school. if not contact school.
0151 228 4222
Update for Nursery intake - September 2020
Welcome to all our new and returning Nursery families.
This is your class page and where you will find any new updates and information throughout the summer before receiving your Seesaw log in details. For those that aren't family with Seesaw, it is a home and school communication tool and great for keeping up to date with your child's learning journey throughout the school year. Details on this will be sent out over the coming weeks so please don't worry, we will help you set everything up before your child returns in September.
Please watch the link below with your child to introduce them to the staff they will be with in September.
Any enquiries in the meantime then please contact our school office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope you have a wonderful summer and we'll see you soon.
Hello Nursery Children and Parents
Our Class work has now moved to the Seesaw online learning platform; for which you should have already received an invite via email or text message. In order to access this you will need to download the Seesaw Class and Family apps from the app store, both of which are free of charge. If you have any queries please contact me on the email below.
Mrs Davies and Mrs Hughes x