Category Archives: Learning areas

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.


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.