Should your child be forced to stay at home due to symptoms linked to Corona Virus, we wanted to offer you some ideas to help you continue their education.
Teachers: Ms Bewley/ Mrs Caruana
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Mutch
In the Early Year Foundation Stage at Millbrook Primary we use Tapestry. Tapestry builds a very special record of a child’s experiences, development and learning journey through their early years of school life. Using photos and videos, teachers and teaching assistants, along with the child’s parents, ‘weaves’ the story of the child and how they are growing and developing. The Tapestry platform then works seamlessly to enable these memories to be kept as a permanent record of each child’s unique journey. All information held in the platform is stored securely, and can be downloaded and shared as required. Parents are able to view online their child’s progress and how much fun they’re having, whilst also uploading their own comments and media. We display Tapestry to the children so they can reflect on their own learning and achievements from school and at home by sharing news every week.
A typical day at Millbrook Nursery consists of your child experiencing whole class teaching, small group work and exploring the environment through play. All three of these are planned to be very practical and matched to the child’s developmental needs and interests. We listen to our children to understand their current likes and interests and plan accordingly to them. The indoor and outdoor classroom is divided into areas ie construction, water… and these have resources that are there permanently but are also enhanced with resources each week to cover specific themes. Each week we have a focus for maths and literacy as well as a rhyme of the week.
We use the document ‘Development Matters’ to assess each child. ‘Development Matters’ helps adults in the setting to support children’s learning and development, by closely matching what they provide to a child’s current needs. We plan to the child’s interests and learning needs, covering these statements throughout the year through a variety of themes and activities.
Ways to help your child at home
- Read with you child regularly, talk about the story, let them turn the pages
- Sing nursery rhymes
- Promote independence within your daily routine eg. Dressing themselves, using the toilet independently
- Practice counting to 10 and beyond, count objects and actions
- Engage with class dojo and tapestry, talk about what your child has been doing in school. Share any achievements or special days through dojo or tapestry.