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Thrapston

Primary School

Nursery Closure – Home Learning Ideas

While the Nursery is closed, I will be posting a range of learning challenges and activities that you can complete with limited resources, to support your child’s learning at home.

Understandably, yours and your families’ health and wellbeing are paramount during this difficult time, and I do not want to add any additional pressure. However, if you are able to continue to support your child’s learning and development it would be very beneficial.

During this challenging time, it is important that we consider how our children are feeling. The uncertainty and changes that have disrupted our daily life and routines could have a big impact on our children’s wellbeing. By keeping their minds busy on a few fun tasks could really help to reassure them.

If you are able to, after completing a learning activity or challenge, you could upload a picture to the ILD and Mrs Walker or I will respond. Also, please feel free to continue to use the ILD to share any special times, events or milestones. If you have any questions, you will still be able to contact me on my school email, hemerson@thrapston.net, and I will reply as soon as I am able to. Mrs Walker will also be available on nwalker@thrapston.net.

Often the best activities to support your children’s learning at this age/stage are ones that already feature in your daily routines. However, use this opportunity to spend more time talking to your child about these important parts of the day, giving guidance and time to practice. For example, reading a bedtime story / looking at books, preparing a snack and eating together, talking about hygiene routines and their importance while washing hands or brushing teeth, working on conversational and listening skills etc.

Other general activities that will support your child’s learning:

  • Baking/cooking
  • Practising getting dressed/undressed
  • Practising putting shoes/coat on
  • Playing board games and turn taking games
  • Completing jigsaws together
  • Mark making – drawing/painting
  • Cleaning/housework! – This encourages independence and can be good for developing gross motor skills.

Thank you for your continued support as always.

Take care,

Miss Emerson