Sheerness West Federation


Wk beginning 12/11/18

We begin this week discussing Remembrance Day. The children will watch the CBeebies Remembrance day animation and discuss why we celebrate ‘Poppy Day’. Each of the children will then decorate a poppy using the base of a plastic bottle and paints.

Later in the week the children will listen to the story of ‘Whatever Next’. We will be transforming the role play into Baby Bear’s rocket ship so that we can have picnics on the moon.

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Wk beginning 05/11/18

We have two celebrations to learn about this week!
On Monday we will be talking about Bonfire Night. We will watch Fireman Sam’s Safety tips for Bonfire Night to make sure that we don’t get hurt.
The children will be using brushes, paints and black card to make their own fireworks pictures.
On Wednesday it is Diwali, the Festival of Lights. The children will explore how fireworks are used by different cultures to celebrate. We will learn about Rangoli patterns and the children will have the opportunity to create their own.

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Nursery’s week of Winnie the Witch

In the Nursery this week we listened to the story of Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur.

The children enjoyed retelling the story using the story sack.
We practiced our counting by making potions. How many frogs? Roll the dice and count out how many!

We really enjoyed looking at pumpkins. We used our hands and spoons to scoop out the insides. We found LOTS of seeds. If we plant them, we may get pumpkins next year!

At the end of the week, we enjoyed a dress-up day. Look at our amazing costumes!

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Wk beginning 29/10/18

Term 2
This term our topic is

There are lots of holidays to celebrate and learn about this term. There is Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, and CHRISTMAS!!
This term is filled with lots of fun, magic and wonder! We hope the children have as much fun as we do learning about all the different celebrations then preparing for Christmas and our Nativity.

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Autumn Walk

Autumn is here!

In groups the children explored our outside area to look for signs of Autumn. We found lots of different colour leaves on the trees and quite a few that have fallen onto the floor. The hedge near the field had lots of beautiful red leaves! We even found some red holly berries growing!

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Term 1 Newsletter

Term 1 Newsletter 2018

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wk beginning 24/09/18

This week the children will be painting self-portraits.
We will be taking time to look in mirrors to notice our features.
What colour is your hair? Tell me about your eyes.

During circle time the children will think about their features and those of their friends.
Are we the same? Is it ok to be different?

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Wk beginning 17/09/18

All of the children have settled into the Nursery so well. We had great fun last week meeting all the new faces and exploring the inside and outside areas.
This week we will be continuing to make new friends and get to know each other with some fun games at circle time. Do you think we will be able to remember EVERYONE’S names?
The children will be showing us their cutting skills in their Learning Journals this week and we will be making the first petal on our Name Flower. Each term we will write out name to show how much we have grown during our time in Ducklings Class.

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Welcome Back

Wk beginning 03/09/18

Welcome back to all the Nursery Children and Parents!
We hope you enjoyed the Summer Holidays and are ready and excited for the year ahead.
This week the adults will be going on Home Visits to see all the new children that will start their Rose Street Nursery journey next week. We can’t wait to meet all our new friends and for us to start the year together!

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Wk beginning 14/05/18

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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Wk beginning 08/05/18

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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Wk beginning 30/04/2018

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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Welcome Back to Term 5!

Term 5 Newsletter 2018

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Wk beginning 12/03/18

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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Mother’s Day Stay & Play

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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World Book Day 2018

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.

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

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Wk beginning 05/03/18

Last week was an exciting week!

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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Wk beginning 26/02/18

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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Chinese New Year!

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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School Contact Details

Head of School Miss H Brewer

Contact Person Mrs N 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  8.30am – 11.30,     12.00pm – 3.00pm