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Mrs Wilding's Words Lent 8

Busy, busy week! The nursery classes have focused on “coast guards” this week with a huge lifeboat made by Beehive children, small scale ones by Honeycomb and lighthouses by Busy Bees. They have played with small world related toys, watched related You Tube videos and developed associated language and knowledge. Transition considered the weather and swapped the topics for this week and next and focused on freezing and melting. They undertook lots of scientific investigation by trying to melt large blocks of ice, which had objects and toys inside, using hammers and tools, cold and hot water sprays and salt. They made ice pots with food colouring to paint with and created cold colours collages with a variety of different materials.

On Wednesday Oliver’s grandfather Professor David Clutterbuck, author of countless books on mentoring, coaching and leadership and children’s books, came into the Nursery to read his story 'My Grandad’s a Dragon', encouraged the children to make up stories with him, and had them listening and laughing so a huge thank you goes to him. Busy Bees had already started writing their own story 'The drip who wanted to be an ocean' so we are looking forward to seeing this (to be displayed on a board in the hall).

On Thursday the children enjoyed their “World Book Day” experience of dressing up in their favourite book character costume and looked amazing. Thank you so much for sending in books to accompany the costumes which they really enjoyed listening to. The children all have a £1.00 book token for spending in their favourite bookshop.

Thursday was also St David’s Day and the nursery classes were busy creating pictures daffodils using shapes to celebrate this. Snowballs were also the order of the day!

During the week commencing 5 March the nursery children will be learning about “Under the sea”, the colour green, the number 8 and the letter d. Any small toys incorporating these would be ideal as their “Show and Tell” item this week. Transition children will be learning about “floating and sinking” and the letter e.

Reminders

  • Cold Cookery on Wednesday afternoon will see us making stuffed peppers using peppers, couscous, courgette, tomato and sweetcorn.
  • The playground activity for the week will be hockey sticks and soft balls (weather permitting!).
  • Please supply mittens rather than gloves unless your child can manage putting them on without adult help. 16 pairs of gloves can be very time consuming for a member of staff and limits time outside! Thank you for your help in this matter.

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