It has been a busy half term in nursery. The children have all settled in very well and are enjoying exploring our indoor and outdoor classrooms. Here are some of the play and learning experiences that the children have enjoyed so far.
Talk for Writing
In nursery we have adapted the 'Talk for Writing' approach used by the rest of the school to support our children to engage with books and to foster a love of reading. We focus on a key text for one or two weeks first looking at the pictures and learning the meaning of the story vocabulary, then focusing on the structure of the story and learning to recite it and internalise it. We use visual aids and props to support children's understanding and also learn actions to go with the story, ask questions about it and act it out amongst other activities. This approach supports children's listening and attention, speaking and understanding. As children move through the school this approach will support their writing. Below are some of the texts we have focused on so far.
Every Monday the children learn a rhyme or song of the week. We break the rhymes down exploring what the vocabulary means, asking questions about the rhymes as well as learning actions to go with it. Learning rhymes supports children's listening and speaking skills. We recite the rhyme or song throughout the week and send it home at the end of the week so parents and carers can support children by reciting it at home. Here are some of the rhymes we have learnt so far.
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