In nursery last year we ran a very exciting project called The Home Learning Project. The aim of the project was to support parents with learning at home, in particular helping children with early maths skills. The project was funded through Early Years Pupil Premium.
We will be running the project again this year. If you would like to be involved please speak to a member of nursery staff.We will also be running weekly workshops in school every Thursday morning.
Each week nursery staff would come and visit parents and children at home and bring a new maths backpack full of fun games, puppets, toys and stories. The nursery staff (Rachael and Lois) would then demonstrate how to use and play with the pack and introduce the games before leaving it for a week. The following week the bag would be swapped for a new pack for the next week. At the end of the 5 weeks families were invited to a celebration event at school where children would receive a medal and certificate.
To continue learning at home we also ran weekly workshops in school. Children were invited to be part of the workshops where we made fun things to play with and take home like board games, slime, balance buns and play dough.
The children loved having their parents come to work with them at school and having nursery staff come to see them at home. Everybody said they would like to be part of a similar project again and that they saw a difference in their children both in what they knew and their approach to learning.
We will be continuing the home learning project this year. We will be speaking to parents about it in nursery but if you would like to be involved or find out more please chat to a member of nursery staff.