Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhymes are so important in developing reading.

Each year the Academy gifts a nursery rhyme book to every Foundation Stage 1 child in order to start their journey to becoming a fluent, lifelong reader.

How to help you child

  • Start with short, simple rhymes e.g. Twinkle Twinkle, or Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Read the nursery rhyme to you child, using actions and facial expressions to capture their interest
  • As your child get used to the rhyme, encourage them to join in
  • Miss our rhyming words...encourage your child to finish the line
  • Devise your own actions for the rhyme that your child can join in with and remember
  • Clap along with a steady beat
  • Say the words wrong and let your child correct you!
  • Make a nursery rhyme prop box by collecting items that feature in the rhymes, these can include paintings and drawings you do together
  • Visit the library to borrow other nursery rhymes 

Rhyme Challenge Nursery Rhymes