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Speech and Language Activities

Dear Parents/Carers

Please find this week’s speech and language activities attached. These activities will support the development of your child’s attention and listening, understanding, and use of language. They are appropriate for all nursery children, even if you haven’t received specific information about the speech and language needs of your child.

Our story this week is titled ‘Ugly Duckling’. Please find activity ideas below that relate to the story.

We hope you enjoy taking part in these activities with your children at home!

Sharice (Speech and Language Therapy Assistant)

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Speech and Language Activities

Dear Parents/Carers

Please find this week’s speech and language activities attached. These activities will support the development of your child’s attention and listening, understanding, and use of language. They are appropriate for all nursery children, even if you haven’t received specific information about the speech and language needs of your child.

Our story this week is titled ‘Superworm’. Please find activity ideas below that relate to the story.

We hope you enjoy taking part in these activities with your children at home!

Sharice (Speech and Language Therapy Assistant)

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Speech and Language Activities

Dear Parents/Carers

Please find this week’s speech and language activities attached. These activities will support the development of your child’s attention and listening, understanding, and use of language. They are appropriate for all nursery children, even if you haven’t received specific information about the speech and language needs of your child.

Our story this week is titled ‘Pants’. Please find activity ideas below that relate to the story.

We hope you enjoy taking part in these activities with your children at home!

Sharice (Speech and Language Therapy Assistant)

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Welcome Back :)

Everybody has grown so much over Easter! We are very excited to be getting back into learning and playing. We’ve started off this term by looking at the most important topic… ourselves, what we look like, where we’re from and celebrating our differences. We’re going to look at our baby pictures and how they’re different to us now, so if you haven’t replied to the email sent out to the parents already, you still have the weekend if you’d like to send some! It’s been fantastic seeing everybody love their own individual features this week, look at those smiles!

We’re working on our letters and pencil control lots and lots this term. We are all excited about writing and drawing. We’ve been drawing ourselves from the mirror this week! A lot more people are labelling their names on their work which is very helpful too! Please could we make sure names are also labelled on our water bottles and uniforms so they don’t get mixed up? especially as jumpers are coming off more in the warm weather!

Our favourite game for learning sounds is I-Spy. Maybe you’d like to have a go at home too?

We’re also focusing on positional language in maths this term and have been describing funny positions of things being where they’re not meant to be…. some have been getting lost after! We’ve been putting the teddy bears inside the puppet, underneath the aliens, next to their feet. Someone even put sand inside their shoes… oh dear! It might be fun to have a treasure hunt at home using positional language (no pointing!) and see how everybody does.

In the spirit of early preparation we have been trying to practice some sports for sports day next term. Relay was the focus of this week and next week we will be doing a bean bag toss. It’s been lots of fun and very tiring, but we definitely need more practice! With this, we’re also getting to build our team working skills and our ability to lose proudly!

Just to note, the nursery is closed on Monday due to the bank holiday. I hope everybody gets to do something wonderful with this extra time!

On Thursday (5th of May) the nursery building will be used as a polling station. This means that the nursery will also be closed on Thursday. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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Speech and Language Activities

Dear Parents/Carers

Please find this week’s speech and language activities attached. These activities will support the development of your child’s attention and listening, understanding, and use of language. They are appropriate for all nursery children, even if you haven’t received specific information about the speech and language needs of your child.

Please find activity ideas below that relate to the story of the tiger who came to tea. Here is a video of the story if you do not have the book at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjcxZemAxNI

We hope you enjoy taking part in these activities with your children at home!

Sharice (Speech and Language Therapy Assistant)

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Happy Easter

Hello everybody! We have finally made it to the end of this very long term and the children have been working so hard to develop their early learning skills. They all deserve a lovely restful time off. This week we have been reading ‘The Ugly Duckling’ and talking about Spring. We even went on a spring walk around the ‘big school’, finding blossoms, daffodils, insects and other signs of spring. We tried looking for a lamb, but realised they’re probably better found in a farm! Lots of baby animals are born in spring, including baby birds. We saw lots of birds in the sky. We’ve also been enjoying egg and spoon races outside even though it’s really windy and that’s caused a lot of egg breakages. We all found this quite funny though! We will be focusing on team work a lot next term which is exciting, preparing for a sports day! We’ve made chocolate cornflake nests which will be going home this afternoon, it was very messy but we talked lots about how good it smells and how we have to mix really deep in the bowl to get the chocolate over all of the flakes.

Our butterflies are still cuddled in their cocoons which is surprising! We don’t think they want to come out because of the cold. What happened to the sun?! Luckily, a very kind adult has volunteered to take them home over the holidays to help them hatch and film the process for the children. Hopefully we’ll all get to see this when we return.

We’ve all taken home our Broad Beans in the clear bags which let us see the roots and shoots growing. Feel free to replant them into little pots to continue to grow your very own beans. Some of us also went home with tomato plants that might be ready to transfer to a bigger pot soon.

Thank you for all of the reading, sound/writing practice and speech and language activities you do with the children at home. This helps them make progress and prepares them for Reception. Over the Easter Break, make sure to rest, but if you want to prepare for the next term you could try:

  • Clapping along to the syllables in your child’s name and other names in your family.
  • Making funny alliterative names for your children, i.e. Random Rutter.
  • Reading stories and asking questions about the characters feelings, the events of the story and their opinion on the story.
  • Recognising initial sounds for frequently used words, i.e. m for milk.
  • Looking at maps! We will be doing lots on positional language and maps are a great way to get your child excited about this.

Thank you so much!

Have a wonderful Easter Break and stay safe!

Miss Rutter

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Speech and Language Activities

Dear Parents/Carers

Please find this week’s speech and language activities attached. These activities will support the development of your child’s attention and listening, understanding, and use of language. They are appropriate for all nursery children, even if you haven’t received specific information about the speech and language needs of your child.

Our story this week is titled ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. Please find activity ideas below that relate to the story.

We hope you enjoy taking part in these activities with your children at home!

Sharice (Speech and Language Therapy Assistant)

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Speech and Language Activities

Dear Parents/Carers

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Please find this week’s speech and language activities attached. These activities will support the development of your child’s attention and listening, understanding, and use of language. They are appropriate for all nursery children, even if you haven’t received specific information about the speech and language needs of your child.

Our story this week is titled ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’. Please find activity ideas below that relate to the story.

We hope you enjoy taking part in these activities with your children at home!

Sharice (Speech and Language Therapy Assistant)

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Speech and Language Activities

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Please find this week’s speech and language activities attached. These activities will support the development of your child’s attention and listening, understanding, and use of language. They are appropriate for all nursery children, even if you haven’t received specific information about speech and language needs for your child.

Our story this week is titled ‘Can’t you sleep Dotty?’. Please find activity ideas below that relate to the story.

We hope you enjoy taking part in these activities with your children at home!

Sharice (Speech and Language Therapy Assistant)

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Hello, we here at Fox Cubs are very excited to finally be seeing some sunshine and hope everybody gets to enjoy it over the weekend!

We’ve been enjoying the sunshine outside and the children have been becoming acquainted with the mini beasts in the garden. This is helping with our objective of understanding the lifecycles and needs of other living creatures such as insects. So far we’ve made a home for a baby snail, saved a tired bee with sugar water and moved a spider back to it’s web.

We’ve also started making mud potions. The children have used their imaginations fantastically to tell us they have made potions that makes all food into sweets , makes animals even cuter and a lot more fantastic ideas!

In maths, we are focusing on patterns this half term and have made some beautiful magic bean colourful patterns. We’re also working on big small patterns too but we’re finding this a little bit tricky!

The tomato plants we planted a few weeks ago aren’t doing so well, but we’ve learned that sometimes it can be hard to raise plants. We’ve all planted a broad bean plant in a clear bag so that we can see the roots grow and hopefully we’ll all get tall beanstalks just like Jack’s!

Children have been using their fine motor skills to be very gentle with our fragile bean stalk spaghetti making table! We are very proud of how gentle and careful everybody has been using this table.

Our caterpillars continue to grow and I think we’re hoping to see them cocoon soon! We’ll be naming the butterflies through a draw so it would be fantastic if you could think of some ideas over the weekend!

We hope everybody enjoys their weekend and stays safe in the sun.