Home Learning

 
Home Learning
 
Children at Nursery age are often full of wonder and are very eager to learn so it is an ideal time to get into the good habits of home learning. However, home learning must be age-appropriate and the last thing we would advocate is making a 3 or 4 year old sit down to do worksheets or other 'formal' forms of homework.
 
Library Books
In Nursery we encourage the children to borrow picture books for you to share and enjoy with your child at home. Books are available at the beginning of each session.  You are welcome to change the book as often as you and your child would like. We encourage you to let us know how your child enjoyed the book by writing comments in the reading journal that we give out to each child at the beginning of the year.
 
More...
There will be ideas for home-learning on nursery newsletters.  Here are some further ideas for appropriate home-learning activities that you may wish to complete with your child. Don't forget to upload photos to Tapestry so that we can share in your child's achievements!
 
  • Playing 'I spy'
  • Making homemade playdough or baking together
  • Practise writing their names in shaving foam, or glitter on a tray.
  • Practise holding scissors and cutting (cut up cards/paper/the grass outside/playdough sausages)
  • Do a number hunt when you go out spotting numbers in the environment (on doors/shops)
  • Plant beans or seeds and see how they grow
  • SING!!!! Especially Nursery Rhymes but we also love pop songs, hymns, TV theme tunes and anything else that gets the children using their voices.