The Nursery staff here at St Luke's are dedicated to providing high quality teaching and learning opportunities for the children in our care.
We teach the 7 areas of learning on a daily basis through many different ways.
- communication and language
- physical development
- personal, social and emotional development
- understanding the world
- expressive arts and design
The children in nursery receive a home-school book in which Mrs Fisher will set suggested activities that you can complete at home with your child to consolidate or further their learning. In place of this there may be useful information for parents and carers .
Each Monday the books are collected in and returned on a Thursday.
Each week Mrs Fisher will also sent home a different library book for parents and carers to share with their child at home. Adults are encouraged to make notes and ask comprehension questions about the text.
Here are 7 great ways to learn at home!!
- Sharing books and stories - telling stories and talking about pictures in books helps children to learn and understand new words and also develop a love of reading.
- Singing songs and rhymes - singing songs and rhymes together teaches children to predict language structures and develops their vocabulary.
- Playing with letters and sounds - playing games with the shapes and sounds of letters is a fun way of introducing children to language and early reading.
- Setting up a play date - babies and young children learn through play. Playing together helps children develop the skills they need to communicate well and socialise, especially when they start going to nursery and school.
- Getting out and about - when you go out for a walk or you’re at the supermarket, help children to spot and recognise the signs and words around them. This encourages talk.
- Painting and drawing - making marks and scribbles with a lots of different materials allows children to express themselves, helps their muscles develop and supports early writing.
- Using the library - parents and children can borrow books for free and attend storytelling and rhyme groups.