Welcome to F1
Mrs Brough (Monday / Tuesday, Wednesday)
Miss Waszak (Vashak) (Wednesday / Thursday / Friday)
Mrs Jones (am only)
Home learning challenges are set via Tapestry for activities linked to our learning in school that you can do at home to support your child's understanding.
In F1 we try to foster a love of reading for pleasure. It is really helpful if you can read stories regularly with your child. Have a look at the document attached for some pointers on supporting early reading skills.
Below are a few websites that are great for supporting children's learning at home online.
Join us as we venture into the woods for our new topic- Why do squirrels hide their nuts?
Why do hedgehogs hibernate? It’s time to explore the seasonal changes in the natural world during autumn and winter. This half term, we’ll be observing and experiencing the enchanting autumnal environment, collecting autumn treasures as we crunch through piles of fallen leaves. We’ll learn about woodland animals and migration through movement and discuss the features that allow animals to survive through winter. In our literacy lessons, we’ll snuggle up and listen to autumnal stories and write woodland tales. Then we’ll talk about the changes that occur as autumn changes into winter.
Here are some lovely Autumn stories you could cuddle up with at home. Why not share your story snuggled in bed or a cosy den, to pretend you're hibernating like the animals?
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Our forest school session is every FRIDAY afternoon. Children must come to school wearing their forest school clothes (uniform not required) and must come with suitable additional layers for spending the afternoon in forest school in any weather.
We recommend the following:
Warm comfortable shoes
(wellies do not keep children's feet warm in cold weather)
A spare change of clothes
Onesie's are a great spare change of clothes for rainy days as they are quick and easy to change into so that children are warm and clean for the journey home!
A plastic bag
(to send home anything muddy!)
PLEASE ENSURE EVERYTHING IS CLEARLY LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME SO THAT WE CAN EASILY RETURN ANY MISPLACED ITEMS. THANK YOU.
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It is really helpful if children can begin to have a try at self-care routines before starting Nursery. Of course, staff are always on hand to help, but if your child is already familiar with having a try at these things themselves it is a really big help. It also gives them more confidence in the classroom and allows them to get on with their day without having to wait for someone to help.
Here are some things that you could encourage independence with at home:
putting on their coat
(At school we encourage the 'hoods on first' method as shown above for children who cannot yet put their coat on independently)
doing up their own zip
going to the toilet
washing their hands
eating with a knife and fork
drinking from a cup