Stay & Play Autumn Term (1) 2019

Early Years Stay and Play sessions

Working in partnership with our parents and carers is central to enabling the children in our care to develop and achieve their full potential.

Each half term we have a ‘Play and Stay’ session for parents and carers with Nursery and Reception children. These sessions give you a chance to see what your child is learning, find out how you can support their learning at home, as well as meet other parents and chat informally to the Early Years Team.

Our Early Years team will be available to help, inspire and develop good social interactions, whilst fostering the children’s natural inquisitiveness and instilling an early LOVE OF LEARNING.


Autumn Term 1st Half

Phonics and early reading skills session 10th October 2019


Session Focus- Early Reading skills to raise awareness of phonics and the essential early reading skills and promoting a LOVE FOR READING.

This stay and play  session allowed parents and carers see some of the phonic activities being used in class and to pick up some ideas for supporting children’s early reading and writing skills at home.  Activities covering everything from pronunciation of sounds, blending and segmenting, to fishing for tricky words!

Many thanks to all who came to join us, it was lovely to see the children confidently share their knowledge and skills with you. 

Parental feedback from this session…

“Thank you for sharing the play and stay session with us. It has been lovely to see how the children are learning in such an interactive and fun environment.  Keep up the good work. Looking forward to the next one.”

“A lovely stay and play. The diamond under the letter cups is brilliant, the kids love it. They all look so happy at school and anything that makes them love learning is great.”

“A wonderful stay and play, lots of fun with educational activities.  A lot of great ideas to support the children at home with learning.”

“A lovely morning, very interesting and informative. Great to see what the children are learning and how they are learning. Great to see them enjoying learning together.”