Sheerness West Federation


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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Wk beginning 19/02/18

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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Tesco Bags of Help – School Reading Books

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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Wk beginning 05/02/2018

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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There’s a Giant on our Climbing Frame!!

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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Wk beginning 29/01/2018

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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The Gingerbread Man

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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Wk beginning 22/01/2018

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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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