Sheerness West Federation



Wk beginning 22/02/17

This week the children will be practicing their fine motor and gross motor skills.

We will be making pirate hats and using a template to dress a pirate. These will help us to improve our scissor skills and control.

Outside the children will “WALK THE PLANK!!” to balance on their own and with objects. Don’t fall, there could be sharks!!

In Maths we are going to be looking at 2d shapes. Can we name them all? How many sides do each of the shapes have? Are there any shapes in the Nursery?


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Wk Beginning 15/05/17

The children have loved learning about Pirates.  They have added to the role play to include binoculars and pirate treasure!  In the mark-making area, the children will be practicing their fine motor control with some underwater colouring pictures.

This week we will be making some underwater scenes using fruit crates and junk modelling.  The children will be using their skills to plan their creatures and explore a variety of different materials to create the perfect underwater scene effect.

We would be very grateful for any donations of old egg boxes, clean milk cartons, clean plastic bottles or similar.

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Extreme Reading

Are you up for a little challenge?  If so please open the link to find out more.


Extreme Reading Challenge

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Pirate Treasure Maps

Here are our treasure maps.  We watched a clip of ‘Peppa Pig and the Treasure Chest’.  Peppa’s Grandad hid the treasure and drew a map with clues so that she could find it.  The children were encouraged to think of what clues they could add to their map to help them remember to find the treasure. Don’t forget X marks the spot!!

To make the paper old the children tore the sides of the paper and used tea bags to create an old effect.  What do you think of our maps? Could you find our precious jewels using our maps?
treasure maps

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Wk beginning 08/05/17

This week the children have decided they would like to explore Pirates!

We will be reading ‘The Pirates Next Door’ to begin to understand what a pirate might be like.

We will learn how to talk like a pirate.. I wonder what types of things they might say?

Everyone knows that Pirates are CRAZY about treasure so the children will be making their own pirate treasure maps.  I wonder if all their precious things will be found?

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The Fish Who Could Wish

The children listened to the story of the Fish Who Could Wish.  He made lots of very silly wishes. We discussed what types of wishes they would make.  We had wishes of Paw Patrol toys, remote control cars, new clothes and lots of chocolate!!

The children were then invited to write their wish on a bubble. They decided on their wish, which an adult scribed onto a whiteboard.  The children were then encouraged to copy the letters to create the words for their sentence.

Are our wishes silly?

writing picfish who could wish writing

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Wk beginning 01/05/17

With a Bank Holiday Monday and an Inset Day, this is another short week but we’ve got lots of fun in store!

This week we will be looking at the story of ‘The Fish Who Could Wish’.  The children will talk about the story and the wishes that the fish makes.  There is a bit of a surprise at the end. I wonder if any of the children will be able to guess what it is?

The children will be thinking of their own wishes and creating wish bubbles.  We will be encouraging correct pencil grip to make meaningful marks and some recognisable letters.


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Floating and Sinking

The children have had a great time investigating floating and sinking.  We looked at some familiar objects and talked about what they were made of. Is it wood like Noah’s ark? Is it heavy or light? The children talked about what they thought might happen to the objects.  It was lots of fun dropping the objects in the water. SPLASH!!!

The children then sorted the objects onto the correct labelled picture; Float or Sink.

floating and sinking activity collage

Phoebe used her sounds to record the names of the objects into a chart with some help from Mrs Page.

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Wk beginning 24/04/17

This week we will be looking at the story of ‘Noah’s Ark’.  The children will be exploring materials and investigating floating and sinking.

The children have decided they would like a boat role play. This week they will be working with adults to create their role play space.  We will think about the materials we need to use and the props that they would like.

We will practice our Nursery Rhymes focusing on those that have water.  How many can you think of?


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The children have enjoyed exploring the water this week.  We have used different sized containers in the water tray for pouring and sharing.  Later we added bubbles to experiment with changes.  The children did some excellent mark-making using water and paintbrushes.  Circles, swirls and zigzags!!

water play collage

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Wk beginning 18/04/17

Welcome back.  This term our topic is ‘Water Wonderland’.  We will be exploring water through stories and lots of practical activities!! (Hopefully Term 5 will be a sunny one!)

This week the children will be talking about what they know about water.  Where do we find it? What does it feel like? What do we use it for?  This will allow us to discover the interests of the children so that we can plan an exciting and enriching term of activities.

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Easter Parade!

Look at all the Nursery Easter Bonnets!!

am easter bonnet collage website

pm easter bonnet collage

Everyone did a fantastic job and Thank you to all the Mummies and Daddies that joined us this week for the Easter Bonnet Creation Stay & Play Sessions.


Special Congratulations to our Winners

easter bonnet winners

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Easter Bonnet Stay & Play

easter bonnet collage

This Friday will be the school’s Easter Bonnet Parade.  In Ducklings class we decided that we would like our Mummies and Daddies to come and help create and decorate our bonnets.  So this week we have enjoyed getting very glue-y, glittery and messy to make our spectacular Easter bonnets.

Hopefully everyone will come on Friday Afternoon to look at the wonderful work we have done! The Bonnets look FANTASTIC!!


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Wk beginning 27/03/17

As we approach our Easter Holidays, Ducklings will be learning about Easter.  We will be reading lots of different stories about the Easter Bunny and his chocolate eggs.  We will also learn about the Easter Story, when Jesus died on the cross.

Also this week, Ducklings will be participating in the Cultural Day with the rest of the school.  During this the children will be able to learn a little about some different countries, enjoy a crafting session and try some new foods from around the world.

On Friday is the Easter Bonnet parade.  At the start of the week we will be having Stay & Play sessions for Parents to join their children to make their Bonnet. Sign up quickly and look forward to lots of glue-y fun!

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Comic Relief

To celebrate Red Nose Day, the children were able to wear the ‘Wrong Trousers’.  We had lots of laughs about wearing pyjama bottoms or dressing up clothes to school.  We talked about how we can have a fun day and raise money for other children who need help.

Well Done to all the Ducklings for helping support a great cause!!

wrong trousers collage

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Wk beginning 20/03/17

This week the children are making secret cards for a special holiday this Sunday.  (We hope all you Mummy’s enjoy!)

To make the secret cards, the children will be practicing their fine motor control using scissors.  As we continue to practice our pencil grips, we will be writing a special message or keeping up our great work perfecting the letters of our name.

As the children have been making such great progress in their counting this term, we are looking at number recognition.  How many numbers do we know?

This Friday is COMIC RELIEF!! The children are invited to wear ‘Wrong Trousers’ and we will be enjoying some fun activities while raising money for a good cause.

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Wk beginning 13/03/17

This week the children are continuing to learn about All Creatures Great and Small.

From the children’s interests and the plan that we created at the beginning of the term, we will be looking at Farm Animals this week.  The children will be singing the song ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’ and learning some animal signs to help us.  We also have Cock-a-Doodle-Moo, a game that we will be playing to practice our listening and turn taking skills.

The children will also be looking at this Month’s Value of LOVE.  We will be sharing at circle time about a special person and then write a heart about the person that we love.

Who do you love? Why do you love them? How can we show these special people that we love them?

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Visit from Snickers

Today we have been very lucky to have a visit from Mrs Jones’ snake Snickers.  The children took turns to feel him and watch him move around Mr Jones’ arm.  Mrs Jones explained that Snickers uses his tongue to taste and that he eats frozen rats that she has to thaw for him.  All the children were very brave.

“He’s tasting me!”- Phoebe

“He’s like a leopard!”- Maddie

“He feels soft.”- Jacob

AM snake collage

“He’s like a rope.”- Riley

“He’s got a pattern.”- Harley

“He’s long.  I saw a snake in the Jungle Book.”- Billie-May

PM snake collage

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Wk beginning 06/03/17

Last Friday we talked our new topic and the children named a huge range of animals, ‘great’ and ‘small’.  We then worked together to make a plan of what they would like to learn about next.


This week we are looking at Jungle Animals.  The children will be listening to ‘Rumble in the Jungle’, sharing with each other the knowledge they already have and creating some questions to be answered throughout the week.

We will be looking at the different patterns and textures that you may find with the different Jungle animals, building up our vocabulary and beginning to use these new words to describe and match.  We will also be sorting animals, deciding how they are the same and how they are different.

The children will be making their own ‘Jungle Animal Guess Who’, using their new facts about the Jungle animals to describe an animal hidden under a flap.


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World Book Day

The Nursery children all had a great time dressing up as their favourite characters.  During Circle Time we sat together and shared about what character we were and our favourite fact about them.

collage morning collage afternoon


We drew pictures of our characters.  Everyone is making so much progress in their writing, we had some beautiful pictures.  They are going to be added to our book corner to make a new exciting area for us to share a story with a friend.

character drawing collage

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School Contact Details

Head Teacher Miss Hazel Brewer

Contact Person Nicky Austin

Telephone 01795 663012

School Address Rose Street Primary School
Rose Street
Kent, ME12 1AW

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.50am – 3.20pm

Infants:  8.50am – 3.15pm

Nursery  8.45am – 11.45,     12.30pm – 3.30pm