Starting Primary School Event

Event: Starting Primary School Event Date: Wednesday 13th June 2018 Time: 10am to 12pm Location: Camberwell Library, 48 Camberwell Green, London SE5 7AL   Details: This event is for parents/carers whose children will be starting Primary School in September 2019 (those born between 01/09/2014 and 31/08/2015) and have special educational needs and/or disabilities (including those with an EHCP). There will be a short talk about what to
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Talk to Me, Play with Me, Carry Me

This video is a message created by the Langley Infant Mental Health Collaborative to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the importance that simple every day interactions can have on the well-being and mental health of their baby. Presented in the child’s voice and from their perspective – showing what it is like for little ones when their “big people” are distracted by technology
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Reggio Emilia – Finale

Today started with a visit to an outdoor School in Campagna. We went for a walk with the staff and the children to a local farm. The staff push the youngest children in a cart down the road to a small farm owned by a local man who enjoys the children coming to visit the land and the animals everyday. When we returned to their
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Reggio Emilia – Day 5

This morning we split into three groups looking at different schools in the Carpi area. Our group visited. ‘arcobaleno scuola’.  ( rainbow school) The other group visited  ‘Peter Pan’ school and the third group went to Coccinella ( Ladybird school). A nature Labyrinth at Coccinella School, made by children, teachers and parents. We had a very informative and participative discussion about our schools, the identification
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Reggio Emilia – Day 4

Today we visited this school in the morning.We were welcomed by Christina Gilioli, pedagogical co-ordinated. She spoke in detail about the children the staff and the different spaces within the school. The square where all the children from each age class spend time together. Every class have games and activities developed  from the children’s age and interests. The spaces are bright and open they
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Reggio Emilia – Day 3

We started the day with a visit to the pre-school ‘Allende Bibbiano’ which has children from three to six years. We saw two children create this masterpiece, which they explained was a ‘House and a city’. They created this over an extended period of time and it will stay all day and tomorrow for them and other children to extend their thinking. We found
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Reggio Emilia Trip – Day 2

Day Two In the morning we took a lovely walk through the town to La Polveriera a converted barracks now being put to better use. We had a very interesting presentation by the director of SERN Nicola Catellani followed by an introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care from professor Elena Luciano of Parma University. We then walk as a group over to ‘
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Reggio Emilia Trip – Day 1

Day One The team flew out from stansted to Bologna overcoming challenges created by the previous evenings lighting, so it took a bit longer than we expected, but at least we got there in the end! We meet our colleagues form a school in Warrington, we shared our practice and spoke about our excitement for this trip. This a view from out hotel balcony,
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Visit to Reggio Emilia

12 members of staff will be visiting Bologna in Italy next week (half-term: Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June). Our visit is the second part of a two year Erasmus + Project where we will be learning from educational establishments abroad to help inform and enrich future practice. While in Reggio Emilia we will be finding out about how their schools and nurseries educate children. There
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Stories with Makaton

We have an amazing group of gifted and talented children here at Nell Gwynn Nursery. Our children love to learn different ways to express themselves, including using sign language such as Makaton to tell stories. In these three videos, the Children in Magpie Class are using Makaton signs to communicate a refrain within ‘Monkey and Me’. Children are familiar with this core story and
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