This week in Reception

We have had a very eventful week….we have had our first visit to Bushey Library! We are so lucky to have the library right on our doorstep and we loved walking there with our friends. Some of us have been to a public library before, but for some of us, it was our very first experience.

‘Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community. The frequency and range of children’s personal experiences increases their knowledge and sense of the world around them – from visiting parks, libraries and museums to meeting important members of society such as police officers, nurses and firefighters’ Development Matters 2021

At the library, we learnt lots of important skills: we now know how to ‘borrow’ and ‘return’ our own books, we spoke about fiction and non-fiction books, and we know where we can find different books. We were also lucky enough to have a story time session too!

Did you know we can borrow up to 30 books at a time! That’s so many adventures we can have! Look at the fun we’ve had!

How you can help at home:

  • Join the library (if you don’t already have a membership)
  • Share books and stories everyday
  • Talk about what you have read or heard
  • Read anything and everything that your child is interested in – comics, magazines, recipe cards, sports pages, information books, read in the environment – street names, maps, logos, menus, bus timetables
  • Ask your child questions – what did they enjoy about the book? Who was their favourite character? Why? What do you think might happen next? How was the character feeling when….?
  • Practise your keyring sounds regularly