Our last week together as a Nursery class! We have really missed seeing all your smiley lovely faces in Nursery since March. All the Nursery teachers are really looking forward to visiting you in your new Reception classrooms though, and hearing all your news!
During the last few weeks we would have enjoyed our Nursery Sports Day. Can you create your own sports day in your garden or in the park? Below are some links to some ideas but I think you will be able to make up much more imaginative activities than these!
Transition to Reception
In conjunction with the Reception teachers we have put together a list of practical ideas to help your child prepare for the day in Reception. There will, of course, always be an adult available to help your child but it makes them feel so much more empowered to be able to do what is being asked of them independently.
Some ideas to make the transition to Reception easier for your child...
Finally, please share any other ideas you have amongst yourselves. I know several of you have older children who have already been through Reception or are teachers yourselves and this list is in no way exhaustive!
Some ideas for activities you can continue to practise in a practical way over the summer.
Role playing shops is a great way to help your child to develop an understanding of money. Practise sorting coins and talk about the different values.
Sounds and CVC Words
Keep practising saying sounds a-z, listen for initial sounds in words. Only introduce segmenting and blending CVC words to write and read if your child is confident in these first two skills. Also, please support your child in forming each sound accurately - but only attempt this task if they are ready to begin writing CVC words.
Lots of ideas here to enjoy over the summer.
Pencil Control and Letter Formation
Practise as often as you can but only begin letter formation practise if your child can form all the pre-writing shapes.
We thought this looked like a really interesting activity. Copying patterns of all types is a good skill to practise over the summer.
2do: This is Me!
Draw a picture of your face for your new teacher. Try to capture how you are feeling about going to Reception in your expression (hopefully it will be a big smiley face!) and ask your grown up to write it in the comments box.
2do: My Avatar
Design your Avatar (if you haven't done already) using the link at the top-right of the screen and then type your name ready for Reception.
2do: My Favourite Activity in Nursery
Draw your favourite place or activity that you enjoyed in Nursery. Ask your grown up to help you write about it in the comments box. Were you a fan of the garden, doing PE in the hall, using the PCs in the computer room, or changing the lights in the Sensory Room? Did you like getting creative in the art area, did you like messy play like foam or playing in the sand/water? Did you like role play-which was your favourite, the Farmer's Market, the Home Corner, Rocket or Florist? Did you like playing imaginatively with the small world toys such as the dinosaurs, wild animals, Happyland, Emergency Services, Rocket, doll's house, cars or planes? Did you like learning phonics through Jolly Phonics actions and songs? Did you enjoy number and maths activities or mark-making on the writing table? These are just a few of the activities that you participated in-was one of those your favourites or can you think of something else?
2do: When I Grow Up
What job would you like when you grow up? Draw you in that role and write what it is and why you'd like to have that job in the comments box.
2do: 2Pop Stage 1
Burst the bubbles by finding the matching letters on the keyboard. It will be tricky as they will be lowercase letters and your keyboard will have uppercase letters! Good luck!