Thank you for checking our website and allowing us to share some ideas and tips to try at home during these challenging times.
We understand that your first priority is making sure your family is safe, healthy and happy. The home learning suggestions we include here are additional to what you are already providing and you are under no obligation to complete any of them within a particular time period. Please do what you can, when you can, and enjoy spending time together.
Children may respond to stress in different ways such as being more clingy, anxious, withdrawing, angry or agitated etc.
Respond to your child’s reactions in a supportive way, listen to their concerns and give them extra love and attention.
Provide some facts about what has happened, explain what is going on now and give them clear information about how to reduce their risk of being infected by the disease in words that they can understand depending on their age.
Children need adults’ love and attention during difficult times. Give them extra time and attention. Remember to listen to your children, speak kindly and reassure them. If possible, make opportunities for the child to play and relax.
Keep to regular routines and schedules as much as possible, or help create new ones in a new environment, including school/learning as well as time for safely playing and relaxing.
Wash your hands regularly and talk about good hygiene practices. Most importantly: STAY AT HOME. Avoid organising play dates and ensure your child observes social distancing principles as best you can. The more we work together, the quicker we can overcome this and get back to school!
Remember children in reception learn best through...
“Playing and Exploring, Active Learning and, Creating and thinking critically”
Click >>here<< to download a copy of Development Matters
Guidance material that supports teachers in the EYFS
We miss seeing your friendly faces and can't wait for school to start again! In the meantime, we will aim to update our website weekly, with ideas and projects to keep your children happy, healthy and learning!
As always, thank you for your ongoing support!
Mrs Taylor-Prior, Miss Way and Mrs Jensen