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Mrs Wilding's Weekly Words Summer 7

PLEASE SLIDE THE BOLT SHUT ON THE METAL GATE WHEN ARRIVING AND LEAVING THE NURSERY

With the topic of “Planting and growing” this week it was wonderful to hear about Mr McGregor’s garden when Peter Rabbit visited the Nursery yesterday. RBWM Libraries began by reading ‘The Tale Of Peter Rabbit’ by Beatrix Potter to all the children, as well as a lift-the-flap board book, ‘Peter Rabbit: Where's Peter?’, which had all the children laughing and entertained whilst they tried to discover where Peter Rabbit was hiding through following clues and unfolding flaps. The children then had the opportunity to cuddle Peter if they wished. I am certain that you all love reading to your children anyway but have sent home the leaflet about the top 10 tips for reading with your child which Peter Rabbit gave us.

The growing season has started well and the nursery classes have been busy planting sunflower seeds, cress and grass to make Grass Heads. They have created some amazing paintings of sunflowers, the cress is growing in long egg box sections and is beginning to look like caterpillars crawling along the window sill and the grass will soon be looking like hair! The children have made sandwiches linked to the story of “The Little Red Hen” with the growing of wheat so it has been a very busy week as always. The children are really enjoying the strawberries which they are harvesting on a regular basis.

Transition children have been busy exploring different life cycles, have cut out and sequenced pictures of frog life cycles, have loved discovering tiny frogs in the tank and playing the frog sequence game. As always their vocabulary has been expanded and their learning has taken another leap. The caterpillars arrived this week so we are really looking forward to their development and being able to release painted lady butterflies into the environment. To support the topic the children have been learning about symmetry when creating pictures of ladybirds and looking at their life cycle.

During the week commencing 11 June the nursery children will continue learning about “planting and growing”, the colour purple, the number 6 and the letter m. Any small toys incorporating these would be ideal as their “Show and Tell” item this week. Transition children will continue learning about life cycles and the letter o.

Reminders

Please remember that we operate an “Open Door” policy. This means that any time you wish to have a discussion about your child’s progress please ask the class leader who will agree a mutually convenient time for this.  

Important Dates

The PTA Summer Fete will be held on Saturday 23 June, 12.00 to 16.00, at Ridgeway, our Junior Boys site. This year the theme of our fete is “Celebrating the Great British Summer”. We are sending home the order form for tickets and hope that you will all come and have great fun there with your children.

Friday 6 July will be the Nursery Department Sports Day, starting at 9.15am and ending approximately an hour later. We would like all children to take part even if Friday is not a regular session. We are beginning to practise so please send your children in wearing footwear suitable for running. Parents are invited to come and cheer on the children. If your child will not be attending please let me know so that the teams and programme can be created as accurately as possible.

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