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This week we are going to be learning about animal and their babies. There are lots of new words to learn.
Can you name all these mummy and baby animals?
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And they nibbled a small hole in their cocoon, pushed their way out and…
As the morning children came into school today one butterfly began to emerge.
His wings were still a bit damp so he stayed near the edge waiting for them to dry.
We had three butterflies all together. We read that they like bananas and other fruit so we shared some of our snack.
I think they liked it!!
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At the end of last week, our caterpillars had moved to the top of the pot to make their cocoons. This week the children will be looking to see what will happen next…
This week the children will be looking at plants and their growth. The cress grew really fast last week! We will be planting a bean at school to take home. I wonder who’s bean will grow the tallest?
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Our topic this term is:
Since coming back from our Easter Holidays the children have enjoyed looking at the story of…
We have made balloon caterpillars, Hungry Caterpillar pattern necklaces, Caterpillar Names and Fold Butterfly pictures.
We have also had some very exciting visitors… CATERPILLARS!!! We are watching them carefully to see them get B-I-G like the caterpillar from our story, then they should make a cocoon and become BEAUTIFUL butterflies.
This week we will be looking at the story of…
We are going to make Cress Heads and plant our own Beanstalk’s like Jasper
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This week the children will be exploring Animals. We will looking at the book…
We will also be exploring how our bodies move by pretending to be different animals. We will be joining in with…
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Thank you for all the Mummies that were able to join us for our Special Stay & Play session. We hope you had a wonderful time playing and making biscuits with your child. Here are a few photos of the fantastic time we had.
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Look at our AMAZING outfits for World Book Day. The children took turns to stand up in front of their friends and share who they were and what story they came from.
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Last week was an exciting week!
4 SNOW DAYS!!!
We hope that you made lots of lasting memories outside in the snow. We had a great time at our homes. Making snowmen, throwing snowballs, watching the snow fall and land to create a beautiful white blanket.
Here are some pictures from where Mrs Page lives.
Due to this very exciting surprise, we will be listening to each other talk about out SNOW DAY ADVENTURES! Drawing our experiences and adding captions or sentences to tell everyone about it.
If you have any picture taken during the snow days we would be very grateful to have them to add to our display.
A quick reminder, World Book Day has been rearranged for this Thursday March 8th. We look forward to seeing lots of cool costumes!
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Thank you for all the wonderful pictures of your pets. This week the children will be talking about their pets. We will be thinking about all the different types of pets that we could have and the different ways we take care of them.
The children will be using their own pet picture to take part in a mark-making activity to share their own comments on their pets. We hope to make this into a lovely classroom display to start this term’s topic of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’.
This Thursday is World Book Day. Children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character. I can’t wait to see all the creative costumes!!
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This week we have had great fun.
We listened to the story of Nian. It helped us to learn about the traditions of Chinese people for Chinese New Year.
We tried Chinese Rice, Egg Noodles, and Prawn Crackers dipped in Sweet and Sour or Cantonese Sauce.
We then created a class chart to answer the question. “Do you like…?” for each of the new foods that we tried.
We painted Dragons using our handprints and coloured in some Dragon Masks.
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Welcome back after half term! I can’t believe we are in Term 4 already!
This term we will be looking at ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. We will begin our look into the Animal Kingdom next week focusing on Pets. I would like to remind parents to send in a photo of a family pet. This could be a pet from your home, Nanny and Grandad’s pet or even just a pet that your child would very much like to have in the future. These will be used for an activity next week.
This week we will be making a short detour to China to learn all about Chinese New Year.
The children will have the opportunity to taste some new foods over the week and share their likes and dislikes.
We will be watching some videos of traditional Lion and Dragon Dances, and even joining in to create our own!!
The children will make Dragon pictures using paint and their handprints and will learn all about the story of Nian. Ask your child, what are the three things that Nian is scared of?
We will also be listening to the story of the Chinese Zodiac and ‘The Great Race’. I wonder if your child can remember what animal of the Zodiac they are?
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We are very excited to have been shortlisted for the following scheme to raise funds for the federation’s libraries, during the month of March. Vote for us to win the top prize in store!
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store during March- April, on who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.
The stores where you can vote are:
3179 Sheerness ME12 1RH
5003 Sittingbourne Express ME10 1BQ
6835 Sittingbourne Express ME10 4SG
We look forward to being able to share the progress with you. Happy voting!
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Following all the Giant excitement of last week, we have decided to look at some stories about Giants. First we will be looking at ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We were very lucky to have a nice Giant visit us last week, I wonder if the Giant in this story is kind?
We will be practicing our number knowledge playing a Magic Bean game. The children will be encourage to recognise the numerals and begin to place them in the correct order.
The Giant left behind one of his shoes last week so we will be using it to begin to measure and compare length. Can we find anything that is bigger than the Giant’s shoeprint?
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On Monday we went outside to check to see if the Giant had gone. We were surprised to find his clothes lying all over our Climbing Frame!!
The children decided to write letters to the Giant.
On Tuesday, We found a letter from the Giant.
The children decided that we must help our Friendly Giant. We got to work making maps to show the Giant the way back to his home.
The Giant was so happy!! He wrote us a letter to say thank you and even brought us all a sweet treat!!
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At the end of last week the Climbing Frame was shut because we had been told that a Giant had been sleeping on it. Some of the children wrote the Giant a letter telling him to “Get off our climbing frame!”. I wonder if he listened?
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Here are some of our Gingerbread Men that the children decorated. We used a variety of different colours and shapes to create individual Gingerbread Men.
The children tasted a Gingerbread Man. They glued a Gingerbread Man to show their preference. Here are our results…
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This week is the turn of ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We have turned our role play house into the Little Old Lady’s House, with story props to allow the children to retell the story. There is also a new addition to the Nursery, a quiet den. The children can enjoy this cozy snug with a friend to look at the story of the Gingerbread Man and a set of small character soft toys.
The children will be decorating their own Gingerbread man using coloured shapes. We will be naming the shapes and describing their features. Will they use round circles or tall rectangles for the buttons?
Finally, we will be tasting some Gingerbread. The children will record their preference. I wonder side will have more?
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This week we are continuing out journey through Traditional Tales with the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’. This story allows the children to explore different materials and extend their vocabulary of texture.
We are going to re-tell the story through our crafts. The children will explore various materials to select the appropriate one for the Three Pigs’ Houses. We will create three houses of straw, sticks and bricks, practicing our fine motor skills to cut the materials we need using scissors safely.
Lastly, I would like to say “Well Done!” to all our new January starters. They have settled really well into the Nursery and have quickly begun to explore and make new friends.
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We hope everyone had a very good Christmas Holidays and we are sure that Father Christmas brought lots of lovely things!
This Term our topic is ‘Tell Me a Story’.
The children will be exploring the world of Traditional Tales.
We begin our journey with ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. The children will be listening to the story and discussing the characters.
How would you describe Goldilocks? How would you feel if someone ate your breakfast and broke your favourite toy?
The Three Bears story also gives the children to opportunity to practice using the correct vocabulary to describe and compare size. In the role play area, the children can investigate this with a range of different size props.