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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Head's Words Summer Term Week 3

Have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend!

This week we have been looking at life cycles of butterflies and the children have created some lovely pictures and have learnt about symmetry by applying paint to one half of a piece of paper and folding it to get the imprint. They have done lots of counting when using a variety of circles to recreate their own “Hungry Caterpillar”. Later in the term, when it is a bit warmer, we plan to have live caterpillars in the Nursery so will revisit the topic and eagerly await their transformation into butterflies!

The tadpoles in the Busy Bees room are still tadpoles so we must be very patient and hopefully legs will appear soon!

Transition children have been looking at plants, what they need to make them grow and how they grow.  They have sequenced the order of growth starting with a seed and have learnt the term “life cycle” to describe this process. Sunflower seeds have been planted and grass heads made. All wait eagerly to see what happens!

The week commencing 2nd May the nursery children will be learning about planting and growing, the colour brown, the number 3 and the letter u. Any small toys incorporating these would be ideal as their “Show and Tell” item this week. Transition children will continue learning about plants and growing and the letter t.


If your child is leaving Claires Court Nursery at the end of this term please ensure that you put notice in writing as soon as possible but at the latest by half term. Children moving into Claires Court reception classes do not need to do this.


The children remove their shoes when playing in the outdoor sand pit so please do not send them in wearing laced ones unless they are able to tie and untie them independently.

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