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Spring is on the way so imagine our joy when Mrs Burfitt, Harry’s and Charlotte’s mother, brought in three one week to ten day old lambs for the morning on Tuesday for the children to observe and cuddle. A pen was created in our garden area, thanks to our maintenance staff, and the lambs were free to run around when not in the arms of children and staff. What a wonderful learning opportunity for the children and we cannot thank Mrs Burfitt enough for doing this for us and for telling the children so much.

On Monday the children celebrated Chinese New Year, sampling food and attempting to use chopsticks, practising their cutting skills whilst making lanterns and creating some lovely paintings by using chopsticks as the mark making tools. They enjoyed some You Tube footage of the New Year celebrations and talked about the New Year story of the animals.

It was then on to focus on the topic “Oceans and Seas” and the nursery classes have produced some wonderful collages using shapes to create fish and underwater life. Clay fish have been made and the children have discussed the different forms of life under the sea.

Transition children have been learning about “Travelling on Water” and have been busy using shapes to create boat pictures and developing their positional language by cutting out pictures and placing them in the relevant place of above, on or below the water.

During the week commencing 26 February the nursery children will be learning about “Coast Guards”, the colour yellow, the number 7and the letter c. Transition children will be learning about “floating and sinking” and the letter s.


  • We hope that you enjoyed the emailed observations of your children over the half term and we welcome any comments. Remember that we have an open door and are more than happy to discuss progress.
  • World Book Day is on Thursday 1 March so if the children would like to come in wearing a simple costume representing their favourite book character that day it would be lovely. This week the nursery classes “Show and tell” item could be their favourite book but please name this in case of repeats.

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