‘Roots to grow; wings to fly’

Squirrels Nursery 2021 - 2022

Mrs Edwards

Mrs Heath

Mrs Ellam

 

 

 Welcome to Squirrels Nursery 2020-21 

We are a happy class of enthusiastic children taught by Mrs Edwards and supported by teaching assistant Mrs Heath. In class we like to be busy, exploring, playing and finding out about things. We update our blog items throughout the year so that you find out what we have been doing.

This document is a useful read to find out more about early years education.
Click on link - http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/.../what-to-expect-when-a-parents-guide/

School Readiness
We have added this document to our website so that it helps you prepare your child for starting school. We are very happy to talk to you if you have any questions or concerns. Please feel free to speak to any member of the EYFS team

Useful Websites

https://tapestryjournal.com/  A link to access your child's online Learning Journey.

https://www.twinkl.com/offer Lots of great resources to help with home learning.

Use code: PARENTSTWINKLHELPS

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks  Snappy animation and loveable characters combine with engaging story lines to gently introduce concepts of number to support early mathematical understanding.

https://www.tentown.co.uk/sign_in.php Ten Town is the unique early years numeracy scheme designed to improve number recognition and formation.

Use your personal logins found on Tapestry 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Supports phonics within the classroom in a fun and informative manner.

All areas free to use with the Username: march20     Password: home

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/tattenhall- personallogins have been added to Tapestry

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks Teaches children to use the pure sounds that we use in phonics.  It also shows the use of segmenting and blending.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?AgeGroup=1 A range of games to support most areas of the curriculum.

https://www.busythings.co.uk/ A range of activities designed to support the EYFS curriculum.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html Lots of maths and literacy games.

Useful Apps

Pocket Phonics: a super resource for teaching letters and sounds including reading, writing and spelling.

Twinkl Phonics: great for letters and sounds, alphabet work, high frequency words and letter formation.

Doodle Buddy: a paint app which helps develop hand eye coordination. 

Bee Bot: an app which helps improve directional language (forwards, backwards, left right etc.)

Quick Math Jr: a maths app which helps with number work and shapes.

Toca Doctor: an app which helps the children learn about their body and helps with problems solving skills.

Collins Big Cat: a range of stories which you can download onto your tablets.

Scratch Jr: an  app designed for children to develop simple coding skills

 

 

 

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