Early Years Keeping In Touch Newsletter - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Early Years Keeping In Touch Newsletter

Keeping in Touch with Family Learning- Early Years Edition - Issue 21 - 12 May 2022

Hello, we hope you are keeping well. This edition we will look at outside learning and activities all about wiggly worms. At the bottom of the page we share with you our workshops which support getting ready for the transition into the next stage of education in September 2022.

Share a Book

Superworm – what a fabulous Superhero! A great rhyming book for children. If you read or listen to the story several times – see if your child can finish the sentence …”Hip, Hip Hooray for …”
The BBC have also recently published a version which you can find on BBC iplayer.

Busy Fingers

Make worms from spaghetti or play dough. You don’t even need to cook the spaghetti – just pour boiling water over the spaghetti and it will be ready in 5-10 mins. When cool get some mud and put your pretend worms into play – this is a great activity for fine motor skills too trying to pick the pretend worms up!

Explore

Cartoon of girl in yellow dress

Where do worms live? Dig in the mud and see if you can find a worm. If you do, always put the worm back as it’s busy doing a really important work! Can you find any other bugs in the ground as you explore? If you do find other bugs talk about the shapes, sizes, how they move, who has legs – if so, how many? Explore all the curious questions!

Get Active

Wiggle like a worm! Sing the song “There’s a worm at the bottom of the garden” as you wiggle. As you get active encourage your child to slowly wiggle and then gradually get quicker. Using the whole body as movement to strengthen all muscles. If you have a sleeping bag, try getting into that and have fun wiggling like a worm!

Visit Wendover Woods and follow the Superworm trail, a great way to entertain the whole family for an hour.

Useful Websites of the Week

BBC Tiny Happy People a great site for advice, activities and support for parents/carers for children

Courses Coming Up

Early Years Courses from Family Learning

Steps into Nursery

Choose from: 7 or 14 June from 9:30am to 11:30am

FREE online workshop for parents with children from 2 to 4 years.

Help support the transition of your child starting Nursery/Pre-school in September 2022. Find out fun practical ideas to help your child to be ready to take their next steps. We will look at independence, settling in and learning through play and story times.

Booking is essential. To enrol visit our website.
For more information on the workshop please contact Wendy 07768 044813.

Get Ready for Reception

Choose from: 16, 21 or 28 June, 4 or 11* July from 9:30am to 11:30am (*from 10:00am to 12:00pm)

FREE online workshop for parents with children aged 4 years.
Help support the transition of your child starting Reception in September 2022.

Find out how you can help your child be ready for Reception class and what skills they will need. We will cover independence, stories, and routines to help your child settle in school life.

Booking is essential. To enrol visit our website.
For more information on the workshop please contact Wendy 07768 044813.