BerkswichCE Primary School

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How you can help your child in Nursery

We value your support with your child's learning at home. Please see the information below about how you can further support yours child's learning and development. 


In Nursery we follow the 'Letters and sounds' phonics programme alongside 'Jolly phonics' to support our children with their phonics, reading and writing development. We look at both Phase One and Phase Two. 


Phase One of Letters and Sounds concentrates on developing children's speaking and listening skills and lays the foundations for the phonic work which starts in Phase 2. The emphasis during Phase 1 is to get children attuned to the sounds around them and ready to begin developing oral blending and segmenting skills. We enjoy our phonic lessons everyday in Nursery, at home you can practise the sounds and actions. You can also enjoy mark making in different ways, in Nursery the children love mark making in glitter, foam, sand and using playdough to make the sounds. 

In Nursery we do lots of counting and number recognition. The children enjoy counting lots of different things such as the fruit at snack time, how many children are in the line, how many bricks are in their tower and using loose parts to sort and count. Counting can be such fun, help your child with their counting by counting everyday items at home or when out at the shops. 


The children also enjoy singing along to our number songs and playing interactive counting games here are some link for things you can do at home. 


While your child is in Nursery we capture exciting learning that they do on Tapestry. These will be uploaded at the end of each month for you to see. In addition, please add an observations yourself to Tapestry. These can be linked to the homework sent each week or something exciting you have done as a family. Tapestry is a great way to share this and create good links between school and home. We love finding out what children have been getting up to and the children love talking about what they have been doing at home. Please add as many observations onto Tapestry as you like, the more the better!