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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs Wilding's Words Autumn 7


  • Please check your email as I have sent the “2build a profile” observations of your child for this half term.
  • Please return your child’s photograph order by Friday 10 November at the latest.
  • Please inform us if your child will be away at the time of our Nursery Department Christmas production which will take place on Tuesday 12 December at 9.00am with the dress rehearsal happening the day before. We ask that all children attend both mornings even if it is not a booked session. I will be sending out your seat requests form with costume requests nearer the time.
  • Following the publication by Public Health England please be aware that all 2, 3 and 4 year old children (born between 1.09.2013 - 31.08.2015) and all children in school years Reception, 1, 2 and 3 are now eligible for the ‘flu vaccination. More information can be found on NHS Choices here.
  • We wish you all a very happy half term fortnight and will take this opportunity to let you know the Thames Valley Police Halloween code:
    • Please only call at houses you know! Don’t knock on doors where there is a “No trick or treat” sign.
    • Be visible – your children may be dressed as dark beings but they need to be seen by other road users.
    • Take a torch with you.
    • Stay in areas lit well by street lights. Be careful not to frighten vulnerable people, especially the elderly.
    • Don’t let your children talk to strangers on the street.
    • Don’t let your children go into any houses.
    • No treat means no trick – don’t let a good night go bad. Please respect other people’s wishes!

This Week

The nursery classes have been busy using tents to create burrows and underground homes which they then used for their role play and acting of some British wildlife. They have made and decorated some lovely diyas as part of the Diwali festival celebrations which started yesterday, 19 October. They have done lots of counting activities as well as developing their phonic knowledge.

Transition children have continued looking at British wildlife animals. They have looked at where they live and have cut out and stuck pictures of animals next to pictures of their homes. Clay hedgehogs have been made and the story sack of “Percy the Park Keeper” has been used to re-enact some of the stories.

After half term

The week commencing 6 November the nursery classes will be learning about and discussing reptiles and will do a range of related crafts. Their number is 7, the colour is green the letter is r. Any small toy incorporating these would be ideal as their “Show and tell” item. Transition children will be reading and learning about “Farm animals” and the letter o.

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