The year before your child moves to Year R they will participate in the Nursery Narrative Programme once a week.
The Nursery Narrative Programme is set over twenty weeks and focuses on communication, language and literacy as this is imperative to all learning as young children cannot function effectively until they are able to listen to, understand and use simple language.
The sessions are of a very practical and active nature that last between 15 and 20 minutes, which allows each individual child to become actively involved in a wide variety of activities. Appropriate adult intervention helps the children to express themselves in a stimulating and relaxed environment.
The Narrative Programme consists of learning about who, where, when and what happens next with the use of Makaton sign language.
The programme is over 20 weeks and is covered by the following:
WHO: Week 1 Me
Week 2 Who am I?
Week 3 Me and my family
Week 4 Me and my friends
Week 5 A traditional story
Week 6 Nursery rhymes
Week 7 Familiar book characters
Week 8 Farm animals
Week 9 People who help us/Occupations
Week 10 Wild animals
Week 11 Mini beasts
WHERE: Week 12 Prepositions, where is it?
Week 13 Where does it belong?
Week 14 Animal homes
Week 15 Where would you find?
WHEN: Week 16 Daily routines/events
Week 17 When I was a baby
Week 18 Night and day
Week 19 Special events/Seasons
WHAT HAPPENED? Week 20 What happens next?
This Narrative approach will help to develop your child's communication, language and sequencing skills building a firm foundation for future learning and development.