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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs Wilding's Words Autumn 8

It has been a busy week with the nursery classes making clay poppies for this weekend, learning about reptiles, making snakes by practising their cutting skills and creating textured crocodiles. On Thursday the children went over to the main school hall with the staff and Mrs Challis, our music teacher, to discover the stage and begin practising their Christmas production songs. Although lots of louder singing needs to be developed, the confidence displayed by your children in this change to their routine was wonderful to see.

Transition children have been looking at farm animals, discussing their appearance, habitats, names of the young and the types of food they consume. Language has been extended and the children are using the terms carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. They have cut out and matched pictures of the animals to their correct homes and drawn some lovely animal pictures. As always they had their gym session on Monday and showed how well they can move and follow instructions.

The week, commencing 13 November, the three nursery classes will discuss and learn about “Birds”, the number 8, all the colours and the letter s. For Transition children the letter of the week is a, and they will be exploring the topic related to “What animals give us”.


Please name all hats, scarves and mittens (please provide mittens rather than gloves unless your child is able to put these on without adult assistance).

Please remember that Claires Court is a nut free environment and please avoid kiwi fruits. Our paediatric first aid trainer tells us that grapes should be cut into quarters for children in our department and similarly avoid cutting food into disc shapes which could cause a choking hazard.

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