Home Support

What can you do at home to support your child’s development?

At Ruislip stars we take pride in supporting children’s development. We work closely to the guidelines EYFS framework. All planned, learning and play activities are created, tracked and in line with the milestones of each area of learning.

Support at the Nusery

The theme at the Nursery this week is ‘Travelling’

To support your child with this theme you could:

Talk to your child about where you go and if you’ve ever been on holiday. Show them pictures and tell them stories while mentioning that its a different country and how you got there.

make paper transport toys with your child and play with them e.g. paper boat or airplane.

Do at story time with them and read books relating to travelling and transport


Support at the Preschool

The theme at the Preschool this week is ‘Family’

To support your child with this theme you could:

Show your child family pictures and tell them stories about random members of family. While doing this, talk about how you are related, e.g. mum or sister. Then encourage them to ask questions.

Do drawing games with your child and challenge them to draw different members of your family. Encourage them to write names and labels, e.g. ‘Sarah’ ‘mummy’.

Read books with them relating to the families and friends.


7 areas of learning

Communication and language development

Giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical development

Providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Personal, social and emotional development

Helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behavior in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Literacy development

Encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

Mathematics

Providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measure.

Understanding the world

Guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive arts and design

Enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.


What other home support do we offer?


Nursery


At the nursery, we offer a range of support aids for parents at home.


6 weekly report- The children receive a report, showing the parents what their child is achieving in and what their child may need more support with. 3 targets are set in the report, for the children to work towards. With these, there are suggestions on what the parents could do to support these personalised targets at home.


Review meetings- These are planned in at the request of either parents or staff. These meetings happen as Frequently as needed and offer an ideal opportunity to review progress and developmental milestones.

Preschool


6 weekly report- The children receive a report, showing the parents what their child is achieving in and what their child may need more support with. 3 targets are set in the report, for the children to work towards. With these, there are suggestions on what the parents could do to support these personalised targets at home.


Review meetings- These are planned in at the request of either parents or staff. These meetings happen as Frequently as needed and offer an ideal opportunity to review progress and developmental milestones.


Book bags- Every week, the children get a piece of home work relating to the theme and a reading book to take home. These are replaced with new ones every Wednesday. Occasionally the parents are challenged with surprise home work that encourages the whole family to work and create and interesting and fun outcome.