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The importance of teaching listening skills.

Posted in: Blog | February 2, 2018

In 2012, Michael B. Gilbert published an article entitled, ‘I know you can hear me, but are you listening?’ In it, he suggests that, ‘ listening as a language skill is widely required in instructional settings at every level.’ In other words; in order to communicate effectively, to retain the maximum…

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Christmas Cards 2017

Posted in: Blog | December 23, 2017

                   

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December Newsletter 2017

Posted in: Blog | December 2, 2017

We have had a fantastic time this month. Everything has been festive, and fun! Even the weather helped, snow in December is always a bonus! The children have, of course, become more excited with each passing day. Apologies if they have been more tired than usual in the evenings, but…

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Winter Newsletter

Posted in: Blog | December 2, 2017

  What an amazing Autumn term we have had !  We began by welcoming lots of new children, and some new staff, and ended it by all of us boarding the ‘ Santa Train!’ The children began the term learning about, ‘People who help us.’ Across the setting, songs about helpers…

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December Blog

Posted in: Blog | December 2, 2017

What an amazing Autumn term we have had !  We began by welcoming lots of new children, and some new staff, and ended it by all of us boarding the ‘ Santa Train!’ The children began the term learning about, ‘People who help us.’ Across the setting, songs about helpers rang…

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The importance of circle-time throughout the nursery.

Posted in: Blog | November 2, 2017

The importance of circle-time throughout the nursery. It could be argued that King Arthur invented the very first circle-time! He chose a round table to engender feelings of equality amongst his Knights, during meetings and planning sessions. Circle-time for us, serves much the same purpose- to show the children that…

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October Newsletter

Posted in: Blog | October 2, 2017

  October- longer nights, shorter days. Dark, often gloomy, grey skies, cold, wet weather. No one wants to do much, except curl up and think of summer.  Not in preschool! We continue to make the days happy, bright and  full of adventure!  This month we have had great fun learning about…

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Are soft toy animals just for comfort?

Posted in: Blog | October 2, 2017

Are soft toy animals just for comfort, or can children learn from them,and real animals? Dr. Amanda Gunner, a respected Child Development Expert, argues that; ‘Animals fascinate children for a range of reasons. The big heads and eyes of many animals are shown to have natural appeal, and there is…

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Thank you

Posted in: Blog | October 2, 2017

To All at Tiny Toes, Thank you for looking after me for the last three years. I’ll miss you all very much. Lots and lots of love Archie

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Thank You Cards 2017

Posted in: Blog | September 26, 2017

                       

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