Norland Pre-School
& Out of School Care

How you can support your child's learning at home

AGES 2 - 3
  • Listening to and singing Nursery Rhymes
  • Kicking a large ball
  • Practise pouring with jugs
  • Practise holding a pencil in thumb/two finger hold
  • Drawing simple shapes – circles, lines
  • Drinking from a cup without spilling
  • Encouraging child to help when getting undressed/dressed
  • Practising scissor skills
  • Counting objects 1-5 then to 10
  • Colour recognition
AGES 3 - 4
  • Practise throwing/catching a large ball
  • Independent scissor skills, correct hold
  • Practise forming recognisable letters
  • Practise hearing and saying the initial sounds in words, using their phonics knowledge
  • Segmenting sounds in simple words and blending together to say the word
  • Writing own name using correct three finger grip and recognising/naming letters in their name
  • Counting to 10 and beyond, recognise numerals 1 -5 then 6 – 10
  • Name simple shapes – square, circle, triangle and rectangle
  • Dressing/undressing independently 
For more information on helping your child's learning and reinforcing the learning through play that we do at Norland, please speak to a member of the team.