Sheerness West Federation



Wk beginning 16/10/2017

Following from last week’s Autumn walk, the children will be exploring the natural materials that they collected to investigate and begin to describe texture.

We will be looking at colour and thinking about what we have seen. What colours do you think are Autumn colours?

The children will use their new knowledge of Autumn textures and colours to use dish brushes to create their own Autumn trees.

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Autumn Walk

We learned lots about Autumn.

The weather gets a little bit colder so we need to wear our coats when we play outside.

The children had great fun looking for the signs of Autumn.   In Autumn, the leaves change from green to new colours like RED, ORANGE, BROWN and even BLACK.  Then they start to fall off the trees. We saw lots and lots of leaves on the ground.


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Christmas Cards

This year we are participating in a Christmas Card art project.  All the children in the school have had the opportunity to design their own Christmas cards that you may purchase to be able to send the ultimate personalised Season Greeting.

The cards were handed out by class teachers last Friday and the deadline for ordering is Monday October 16th.  The cards will then go off for printing and be back in time for sending to all for Christmas.

The school will receive £1 for every pack of cards ordered.  The money will go towards buying some playground toys and equipment.  We hope to raise lots!! Here are some of examples of some of the amazing artwork that was created from Nursery to Year 6.

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Wk Beginning 09/10/2017

This week the children will be learning about the seasons, in particular…

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We will be listening to the story called ‘A Book of Seasons’.  The story shows us how the weather and environment changes throughout the year.  We will then be going outside to look for the signs of Autumn. We will collect some artefacts to add to our Investigation Area and to help us make an Autumn display for our classroom.  We are also going to make some Autumn trees using Autumn colours and dish brushes to create texture.


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wk beginning 02/10/17

This week the children will be learning about good Hygiene practices.

We will start by reading the story of  ‘Dirty Bertie’.

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The children will learn about germs.  Where do they come from? How can we get rid of them?

We will ‘Pass the Germ’, practice washing our hands to wash away ‘glitter germs’ and make our own germ for a display in the toilets to help us remember to be clean to stay healthy!

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Wk beginning 18/09/2017

welcomeWelcome to all the new Nursery children!

This is the first week where all of our Nursery children will be in their full sessions.

We will be spending lots of time exploring the Nursery and making new friends.

During circle time, we will play lots of games to get to know each other.

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Roald Dahl Day

On Wednesday 13th September schools across the nation will be celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday.  To join in with the celebrations we will be hosting a dress up day for the children.  This can be as one of their favourite characters or by simply wearing something yellow, (socks, t-shirt etc.), as this was the famous author’s favourite colour.

We are asking for a small donation of £1, or whatever you can afford, to donate to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which helps to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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Wk beginning 03/07/17


Congratulations to all our children who will soon be making the move onto Reception.

These children will be having their Graduation this Tuesday July 4th at 9:30 for Morning session and 1:30 for Afternoon session.

As Friday will be the last day we can all spend together, we are having a class party.  Children are welcome to wear non-uniform/party clothes.  There is a sign up sheet in the Nursery for parents to sign up for food donations.


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Wk beginning 26/06/17

This week the children will be making preparations for their Graduation next week. This week we will be spending lots of time inside and outside with our friends and adults playing games and enjoying our penultimate week of Nursery.

We will also be completing our last petal on our Name writing progression Flowers.  It’s amazing to see how far they have all come in their mark making, whether they are forming the letters of their name or simply able to create purposeful, controlled marks.  Well Done Ducklings!

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Seashells Beep Beep Day!!

Friday June 23rd

The children had so much fun at Seashells.  There were lots of fun activities for the children to engage with.  There were cars and ramps to have races with our friends.  A road way with dressing up so we could practice how to cross the road safely.  An experiment where we learned why it is important to wear a seatbelt everytime we go in the car!!  Though I think the most popular activities were the buckets and sponges to clean our cars and the drive through car wash!!

We can’t wait for next year!!

Morning Session

AM beep beep collage

Afternoon Session

PM beep beep collage

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Wk beginning 19/06/17

This week we have lots of exciting things planned.

Wednesday is our Sports Day.  The children have been practicing very hard to master the races.  We can’t wait to run, jump and balance!!

Please make sure that your child is wearing appropriate sports wear, has a hat, water bottle and sun screen applied. It’s going to be a hot day!!

Friday we will be going to Seashells for the Beep Beep Fun Day.  The children will learn about road safety through a variety to fun (and wet!!) activities.  Make sure to bring a set of spare clothes just in case!!

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Wk Beginning 12/06/17

This week the children are beginning their practice for Sports Day.  We will be learning a new race every day and working hard to master each of the skills needed.  It is going to be lots of fun next week so we will be trying our best to learn the rules to run, jump and balance!!

We are also going to be creating our cards for Father’s Day this Sunday.  During circle time, the children will listen to the story ‘My Dad’ by Anthony Browne.  The children will learn that Father’s Day is a time to celebrate a man who is special to them such as Daddy, Granddad, Uncles or even Brothers.

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Wk beginning 05/06/17

Welcome Back!

It’s Term 6 and the new topic is:

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This term we will be learning all about being healthy. We will be planning together to decide what types of activities the children might be interested in learning about but with Sports Day this term we will be sure to be doing LOTS of moving our bodies and looking at how our bodies change when we do exercise.

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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?
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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?

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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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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