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LAST WEEK OF NURSERY BEFORE BIG SCHOOL!!
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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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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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!!
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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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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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It’s Term 6 and the new topic is:
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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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.
Phoebe used her sounds to record the names of the objects into a chart with some help from Mrs Page.
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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!!
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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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Look at all the Nursery Easter Bonnets!!
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
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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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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!