Supporting your child's learning at home
We believe that education is a partnership between home and nursery school. We want to work together to make sure that your child enjoys their time at nursery school and achieves their best.
Every family is visited by their Key Person before they start at nursery school, and this is an opportunity to share information about your child. Will ask every parent to complete a ‘Starting Points’ sheet, with information about your child’s learning and development needs and a ‘What Makes Me Special’ sheet about their likes and dislikes.
We hold regular workshops for parents where you can work with your child and find out about ways to support their learning at home. Parents and carers are welcome to drop in to nursery at any time, and we hold regular Parent Meetings where you can talk about your child’s learning and development with their Key Person. We will invite you to join us for celebration events and trips and outings over the year and hope that you will be able to attend these with your child.
We provide a newsletter every half term which keeps you updated about events and includes information about what the children will be learning about as well as ideas for learning activities at home.
We encourage parents to read to their child every day and children choose a book to share at home each week. Parents are invited to upload photographs and comments about the book they have read together to their child's on-line Learnng Journal.
Each child has an on-line Learning Journal called Tapestry. This is a record of their progress, and includes observations and photographs of the child playing and learning. Your child’s Key Person will upload at least 3 observations per term and include their ‘Next steps’ for learning. Parents and carers are given a log in and are invited to contribute to their child’s Learning Journal with things they have been doing at home. This helps us to get a better understanding of your child’s learning and development and to plan activities to support and extend it.
How every child can thrive by five
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Birmingham Early Years Networks has lots of home learning resources. Click the link below to find out more:
BBC Bitesize has lots of early years resources for learning at home. Click the link below to find out more:
Hungry Little Minds is a government website that has lots of fun activities for children aged 0-5. Click on the link below to find out more:
BBC Tiny Happy People has lots of ideas to develop your child's communication skills. Click the link below to to find out more:
National Literacy Trust Words for Life has lots of ideas to help support your child's literacy development. Click the link below to find out more:
Love My Books is a website that provides activities and resources for you to enjoy books together with your child. Click the link below to find out more:
Libraries from Home is a website where you can find online rhymetimes and storytimes to support your child's language and literacy. Click the link below to find out more:
Woodland Trust There is a wide range of excellent activities to carry out with your child at home which you can access through the Woodland Trust website. Click the link below to find out more:
What to Expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage - a guide for parents
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Information sheets to support your child’s learning at home
Click on the following links to access our Information Sheets to support your child’s learning at home