On this page you will find lots of information and resources that you may find useful at home.
Mark making and Pre Writing information.
At Pre School the children always have access to lots of mark making tools, chalks, pens, paints and more, However in order to be able to write and make marks, children first need to be able to develop their gross and fine motor skills – Particularly the muscles in their arms,shoulders, hands and fingers.
This is why at Pre School, we strongly believe the children should be as physical, active and as hands on as possible.
The children have independent access to lots of resources and equipment to develop these skills at Pre School. tweezers, threading cards, real tools, spray bottles, these are all brilliant resources for developing fine motor skills. To develop gross motor skills we visit the sports hall and park to practice climbing and negotiating space, we go for lots of walks around the village as well as take part in daily music and movement sessions and yoga.
The link below has lots of information and some ideas for you to try at home.
Mathematics is an intrinsic part of everyday life and opportunities to develop maths skills are all around us. Children use mathematical language and problem solving without even realising during their pay, constructing with blocks, filling and emptying containers in water play and even setting the table for lunch!
Please click the following link for more information.
What to expect when?
The following booklet is to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS.
Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS.
Some great games you can print and play at home to practice Rhyme. https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/download.cfm?doc=docm93jijm4n1823.pdf&ver=3503
This game will help your child listen out for sounds at the beginning of words. https://speechandlanguage.info/resources/perch/parents/parentslisteninglightbluemonsterfoodmaster.pdf
These games will help develop listening skills; https://speechandlanguage.info/resources/perch/parentslisteninglightgreenhandsandfeetmaster.pdf