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Claires Court Maidenhead

from Nursery to Sixth Form

Mrs Wilding's Words Autumn 4

Wow what a busy time we had on Open Morning this Thursday and your children were stars. They managed so well with lots of visitors in their classrooms and were “more outgoing towards unfamiliar people and more confident in new social situations” which is one of the PSE self-confidence and awareness statements in the EYFS.

The three nursery classes have been learning about life under the sea this week and I have walked into rooms to find them deep under the waves (tents covered with sea-like fabrics and filled with children pretending to be fish and mermaids)! They have been fishing with magnetic rods and exploring spaghetti seaweed. There are now jelly fish hanging from ceilings and fish swimming across walls. As the saying goes, we may all be different but in Claires Court Nursery we all swim together!

Transition children have been extending their language skills and now know the different names for family members of a range of animals. They have been matching the parent to the baby animal by playing matching games, drawing connecting lines on pictures and creating some lovely models of families of animals.

Many thanks for supporting our Harvest Festival by donating goods for those in need in our local area which the Salvation Army were delighted to receive.

The week commencing 2 October the nursery classes will be talking about African animals and doing a range of related crafts. The number is 4, the colour is yellow the letter is o. Any toy coloured yellow or related to the topic will be welcome as their “Show and tell” item this week.

Transition children will be discussing endangered animals. Their letter of the week is j.

Forthcoming Date

The children will be having individual photographs taken on Monday 16 October which make lovely presents for the family at Christmas. If your child does not usually attend on a Monday you are welcome to come in at 8.30am and have the picture taken but you will have to take your child home afterwards.


  • Please bolt the Nursery gate behind you as you enter and leave for the safety of yours and other children.
  • If your child attends the ballet class on Monday afternoons please provide named ballet shoes which can be bought from Goyals, our school uniform supplier.
  • Please name your child’s lunch box on the outside of the box.
  • We have a healthy eating policy so please do not send in any nut or kiwi products as these may cause a severe allergic reaction for some children. We have been advised by our paediatric first aid trainers that grapes should be cut into quarters to reduce choking hazards so please do this if sending in these fruits in the packed lunches.

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