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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs Wilding’s Weekly Words Summer 9

What a lovely week it has been exploring for minibeasts in the garden and pond areas. I have spotted children out with their clipboards and tally sheets enthusiastically searching for little creatures and getting so animated when they find them! Minibeast models and clay tiles with insect imprints have been created, and some lovely paintings of these little creatures have been done.  Language has been developed with the children learning about the head, thorax and abdomen sections of an insect’s body.

Nursery and Transition classes have been practising for Sports Day, are getting faster week by week and, oh joy, they seem to be staying within the track rather than running across the field!

Transition children have had a very busy week looking at a whole range of minibeasts. They have identified the parts of an insect, have observed their caterpillars turn into chrysalises and are eagerly awaiting the next stage of development. Butterflies have been made to hang from the ceiling and a variety of minibeast masks made, as well as playing with spaghetti worms and plastic creatures in slime.

At the time of writing the boys transferring in September to our Junior Boys site, Ridgeway, have just returned with Miss Green and seem to have had an enormously happy time meeting their new teachers, seeing the rooms and outside play space and making decorated biscuits and kites. The girls transferring to our Junior Girls upstairs are singing their hearts out with Mrs Challis and about to return to their new classroom with Mrs James and Mrs St. John with smiles on their faces. I have to say that both girls and boys seem so at ease and relaxed about their new experiences and that is down to the nursery staff who build their confidence so well.

During the week commencing 25 June the nursery children will continue learning about minibeasts, the colour red, the number 8 and the letter o. Any small toys incorporating our topic or red would be ideal as their “Show and Tell” item this week. Transition children will continue learning about minibeasts and the letter d.

Important Dates

Saturday 23 June is the summer fete at our Junior Boys site, Ridgeway, and we hope to see you there enjoying the fun.

Monday 25 June is the deadline for returning your photo order/payment to the School Office.

Friday 6 July will be the Nursery Department Sports Day, starting at 9.15 and ending approximately an hour later. We look forward to seeing you at the track side on the main school sports field, cheering the children on. We would like all children to take part even if Friday is not a regular session and for the children to wear suitable footwear and shorts, and please apply lots of sun cream on your child as the weather is forecast to be hot.

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