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Thrapston

Primary School

Nursery Home Learning Update 25th March 2020

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all doing well and taking care of yourselves during this challenging time. It has been lovely to see that some of you have been joining in with the Rainbow Trail. If you have not heard about it yet, you can click here to find out more information. If you have been out for a walk in your local area, you may have been able to spy a few rainbows that are proudly on display in people’s homes. I think this is such a wonderful idea of how we can come together as a community, although we have to spend time apart, physically.

If you would like to send photos of your rainbows in so that I can upload them to the school website, please email them in to me at hemerson@thrapston.net.

I will be posting some more activity ideas in the days to come, but for now, I have complied a list of websites, which I feel could be useful. The links vary from a parent’s guide to the curriculum we follow in nursery and how you can use it to support your child at home, through to the yoga tutorials we often follow!

I have also added a new section to our nursery homepage on the website – A Parent’s Guide to…These useful publications have been produced by Nursery World. They contain information and advice, covering a range of subjects and topics, on how you can support your child’s learning. The first guide is all about social skills and details tips on ways to encourage your child’s development in this area; including ‘5 things that all parents need to know about supporting their child’s social skills’. I will regularly be adding to this section over the next few weeks.

Useful Websites

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wildlife/countryside/g31784857/live-animal-webcam-zoo/

This link takes you to the Country Living website where they have collated a list of 12 live animal webcams that you explore from the comfort of your own home. This including badgers, polar bears, penguins and even elephants!

 

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

A website created by the government with ideas and activities of how to support children at home. There is also a search function, which allows you to look for age appropriate activities in your local area, which could be helpful for the future.

 

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/03/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB.pdf

This document contains information and guidance on children’s learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage. If you look at the 30-50 age range, there is a section dedicated to how to support your child’s learning at home.

 

https://www.cosmickids.com/

We often follow one of the nursery age yoga sessions from this website and the children really enjoy joining in. They are mostly based around stories and are fun to join in with.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

This website hosts a range of online games and access to children’s radio programmes, in addition to their popular TV shows.

 

https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/Pages/default.aspx

The county council website has a range of information for families and children.

 

Take care and thank you for reading, 

The Nursery Team :)