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National Nursery rhyme week

Using songs, rhymes and picture books is a great way to help your child develop their language and communication skills. It’s never too early or too late to start signing and rhyming with your child.

Songs and rhymes have a hugely positive impact on a child’s language and literacy development. Children love rhyme, rhythm and repetition. These three things found in songs and rhymes can naturally help to boost a child’s language and literacy skills.

We do daily singing of Nursery Rhymes, but during National Nursery Rhyme week, we learnt one each day and learnt the Makaton signs to go with it. Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.

Monday 19th November – ‘Five Currant Buns’

Tuesday 20th November – ‘Humpty Dumpty’

Wednesday 21st November – ‘A Sailor Went to Sea’

Thursday 22nd November – ‘I’m a Little Teapot’

Friday 23rd November – ‘Round and Round the Garden’


For more information about the benefits of singing nursery rhymes, see the link below.

I’m a little teapot

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The children are still singing our nursery rhymes when in continuous provision...even though we are now practising our Makaton Christmas songs!!

Our Nursery provision-September 2018


Before the summer holidays, our staff had some training, delivered by Morris and Simmons. It was a very exciting time. As our numbers have increased year on year, we took the opportunity to make some exciting changes to our provision. We decided to move our 2 year olds and 3 year olds to improve consistency for parents, and re-model and make some changes to the environment. I am sure you will all agree it looks fabulous, and now just needs all of your children to come and enjoy it!

Our newly developed sensory space!