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Claires Court

Claires Court Maidenhead

from Nursery to Sixth Form

Mrs Wilding's Words Autumn 3

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers

A big thank you goes to all our parents who brought in the vouchers during the summer term. Maintenance very kindly shortened the 24 hockey sticks, we have 36 footballs and have half a dozen watering cans so we can ensure the physical development of your children, which I talked about last week, continues with this bright, new equipment.

This week

This week Nursery children have made farm animal face masks, have played with small world farms, sorted animals by type and counted them, and have been learning a farm related song. They discovered how to make the colour pink and have created some lovely paintings related to the “m” sound. They all went for a walk around the school, managing the staircases really well and discovering the offices and dining room.

Transition children have been busy learning about where animals live, the location of the countries and the environments preferred by different animals. They have looked at books and listened to stories related to the topic and cut out and matched pictures of animals and habitats. They have also been trying to follow beats by clapping hands.

We all celebrated Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, by eating apple dipped in honey on Thursday which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

A very big thank you goes to everyone who joined in our “Jeans for Genes” day on Friday. We raised £42.10p for this very worthy cause.

Next week

The week commencing 25 September the three nursery classes will be talking about “Under the sea” and doing a range of related crafts. The number for the week is 3, the colour is blue and the letter is n. Any blue items will be perfect for their “show and tell” activities. Transition children will be talking about “wild animal habitats” and the letter l.

Friday is Harvest Festival in the Nursery Department and we would be delighted if you were able to send non-perishable food items and products such as shampoo, soap, deodorants etc. which the local branch of the Salvation Army will collect. We are collecting all week and a box in Transition and one in the nursery hall will be available for your kind donations.


With the weather turning wetter and colder please provide named wellington boots, which can be left in the classrooms rather than having to bring each day, and send your child in wearing warm, waterproof outer clothing. The children love splashing and playing outside in the rain but obviously need appropriate clothing. We encourage the development of independent skills so please persuade your children to dress themselves as much as possible. If a jumper ends up back to front do not worry but celebrate the fact that he or she has managed to put it on!  

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