Author Archives: Mel Healey

Autumn Half Term

Hi Everyone

This half term we have planned lots of exciting activities and are working hard on our understanding of the world, learning new words and thoughts. We have many themes and festivals along the way.

Autumn Walks, Halloween, Diwali, Remembrance to name a few.

Here are a few pictures of what we have been up to during our time this month.

 

Cycle Words- Nov-Dec

Hi Everyone,

These are the new cycle words for our learning areas!¬† We will be encouraging children’s speech and play ideas by using these age appropriate words during play. We discuss children’s use of these words and help move them through the cycle to increase their vocabulary. Hopefully you will find them useful and be able to use them during play and situations at home.

Cycle Words- Sep

We have introduced new cycle words for the different learning areas in the setting. We are working towards being Communication Friendly and a large part of this is Speech and Communication development.

Our cycle words are split into three different levels, this is to provide a rich variety of vocabulary at age appropriate stages. We will use these terms when playing with your child and work towards moving them through the levels and encourage them to use the words during play. Please use these words wherever you can and apply them to everyday situations, this really will benefit your child’s Speech and Communication.

We will be using focus words each week, when new activities are planned to encourage further development of vocabulary. Please keep checking this as these will be topic related and help you to understand what your child is learning about through play.

 

Sep-Oct 2018

Welcome back to all our children, new and old. We are excited to see you all and share your stories from the summer holidays. The Aunties have been working hard over the summer to provide a communication friendly setting and have taken the opportunity to provide a rich and stimulating environment that enables children to explore and investigate. We have also added some new learning areas to our setting to ensure that we maximising the opportunity to learn in all of the areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We have aimed to have a varied range of toys and age appropriate selection that are easily accessible to all children.

Have a look around next time you’re in and let us know your thoughts! We really appreciate it ūüôā

Here are just a few pictures of what we are doing this half term!  We will be updating the website with our cycle words and key/focus words of the week soon. We encourage you to share and use these in everyday play with your children to improve speech, language and communication development

Cycle words

Communication Friendly Setting-

We are keen on improving the way we interact with children and support their language development. We have introduced a few new ideas as part of the training for CFS and looking forward to sharing more with you.

We have a new parent friendly space (more to follow on this) and we have setup our Stay & Play, with great success (next one week comm 09.07.18)

We also work hard to provide stimulating vocabulary for the children at the setting, we have created “Cycle Words” for each of our learning areas. These help your child build on their vocabulary and gives them the ability to apply words in different situations and develop their communication.

Feel free to use these words at home to maximise their usage and please let us know how you are getting on.

Here are some examples of this half term. 

 

 

Learning Areas

Communication Friendly Setting-

We are working towards becoming Communication Friendly Setting and have been working hard  on making our environment better, by differentiating  for children age/stage of development and also providing children with a rich variety of resources to stimulate their play and their holistic development.

This is a selection of pictures, from this half term that shows the resources available to your child.

Auntie Lin’s 60th Birthday

Yesterday we had the pleasure of celebrating Auntie Lin’s 60th Birthday! Auntie Lin was showered with gifts from staff old and new and some of our lovely parents also brought gifts in. Auntie Lin’s wants to say a big THANK YOU to you all!

 

 

Smarties Fundraiser

Thanks to all the parents who took part in the Smarties fundraiser! With your support and generosity we managed to raise £206, preschool doubled this to £400 and bought some lovely new resources. 6 Talking tiles for letters and sounds activities and 2 huge sets of soft play building shapes for the outside area, that the children have absolutely loved, including the box!