Play and Learn
Play and Learn is a short programme of parent workshops designed and delivered by staff in school to help parents find out about how and what their child is learning in school, as well as some tips for supporting this at home. It is an informal, play-based programme of 3 sessions and replaces the school's Language and Play programme. The sessions take place during the normal Nursery session, and are full of fun activities for parents/carers to do alongside their child, practising the questions and language that will further support and develop their child's learning and thinking skills in school and at home.
You don't need to bring anything - just a willing pair of hands - and simply enjoy being '3 years old' for a day, meeting your child's friends and favourite places to go / things to do. Babies are welcome too - they are our customers of tomorrow ...
You will be finding out about helping your child develop their pre-literacy skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in week 1. In week 2 you will help develop their maths understanding as we investigate and problem solve using all the aspects of mathematics, not just counting and numbers! In week 3 we can have a chance to talk about how to help your child understand about and structure their day and practise personal, social and emotional skills - Parents always say how useful our behaviour pointers are!
So if you're interested in the next Play and Learn programme, please chat with your child's teacher to add your name to the list. Have a look at the presentation we have prepared too ...
Basic Skills Workshops
Soon after your child has settled Parents and carers are invited to join school-based workshops led by the staff showing how the Nursery organises its day and delivers the Foundation Phase curriculum.
You will come away with a wealth of information about how you can help at home with early writing and reading skills, and how important it is to play outside and develop strong muscles even before you start to write!
You will also have an opportunity to enjoy an informal chat with your child's keyworker who can answer any questions for you about how your child is playing and learning.