Wednesday 9th December
Wednesday 9th December 2020
Good evening everyone,
Thank you for your cooperation in testing your child if they have exhibited signs of COVID, it really helps us and if a test is negative it means that children can return to nursery just as soon as they are well again.
During the Christmas Holiday the government has asked that schools assist with track and trace, therefore if your child tests positive for COVID during the holiday, please can you e-mail me at:
This way I can quickly arrange a text message to let you all know which children will need to isolate.
This week in nursery children have been enjoying and participating in lots of singing together. We give high importance to music and there are always musical instruments and musical activities available every day.
Did you know, music and child brain development are closely linked. So the more your child is involved in singing the better it is for their development.
Singing nursery rhymes and songs to children as young as babies can help develop their language and communication skills from an early age. There are so many different ways we make this type of learning fun, whether this is by using props, music or musical instruments. When an experience is fun children engage and participate in the songs.
When we sing together (songs and nursery rhymes) children develop their social skills as they get to know their peers.
As children develop at different rates, singing simple songs and nursery rhymes supports children’s communication and language development at whatever stage they are at for example, older children may be beginning to learn to rhyme, whereas younger children may still be at the stage of learning new words.
As we introduce children to a variety of nursery rhymes it helps them to understand and learn about different sounds. This is an important part of developing those early literacy skills. Listening to different sounds in the environment as well as in nursery rhymes provides children with the foundations in helping them to read and write.
Today children learnt the song Jingle Bells, so why not ask your child to sing it to you. If they have forgotten the words there is a link below so you can all join in together.
In red class children were playing stop and go games which they all enjoyed and in other classes older children were busy making a “surprise” to take home.
Have a lovely evening.