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Wednesday 25th November

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Good morning everyone,

We are really looking forward to returning to school tomorrow and catching up with everyone. Again I would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding. These are unprecedented times and we are doing the best we can to keep everyone safe and well.

Below you will see a quick guide for parents/carers which explains when you need to keep your child at home and not send them to nursery.

Alison, Shazna and Sadia are on the blog today. Sadia is reading a story “Mrs Armitage on Wheels” and sharing fun ideas of things to do with dried pasta. Alison is singing and signing and Shazna is exploring shapes in the environment. So enjoy the videos and then why not try your own shape hunt, you can do this at home or outdoors.

Shape can often be taught to young children in very rigid ways, and these stereotypes can last throughout their schooling....  even though three and four-year-old children can recognise a triangle in a variety of orientations, the rigidity of not showing geometric shapes from different perspectives can prevent children from recognising shapes as they get older.  For example, children may only be exposed to a triangle with the horizontal base early in life; these children may not realise that different triangles can have different types of lines and angles and face different directions.  They only recognise the triangle shape in one orientation'

Therefore, in nursery we aim to give children many examples of shapes and the precise language related to the concept of a particular shape.

Noticing shapes in the environment is the first step to understanding shapes and their properties. So do join in and get hunting!

Have a lovely day and we will see you all tomorrow.

 

A COVID Guide for Parents/Carers - When to keep your child home from nursery

Sing and Sign with Alison - All the leaves are falling down

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Sing and sign along with Alison to "Incy Wincy Spider"

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Exploring Shape with Shazna

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Shape in the environment

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Hello from Sadia

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What can we do with pasta shapes?

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Mrs Armitage on Wheels by Quentin Blake - read by Sadia

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