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Mrs Wilding’s Weekly Words Summer 11

Head over heels in excitement about the thought of Nursery Sports Day and wow what a Sports Day! Your children never fail to astound me and showed depths of resilience beyond their years, an ability to follow instructions and a huge willingness to take part. You must be very proud parents and deservedly so.  

The nursery classes have created some lovely rainbow pictures this week and have made sun-catchers with old CDs, rain makers to create the sound of rain, windmills which they tried to operate using electric fans, sun collages with shapes and have talked about weather in general. With the sun and heat they have done lots of talking about protecting their skin and have been using the shade of home-made tents (sheets over washing lines and fabrics pegged to fences) in the garden area.

Transition children have continued learning about minibeasts, their similarities and differences. They played the minibeast “What am I?” game, talked about exo-skeletons, have made spiders using clay and chenille stems and created bee pictures from shapes.

New children have been visiting again this week in preparation for their start in the Autumn term and, as always, your children have shown great kindness to them.

During the week commencing 9 July the nursery children will be learning about holidays, multi colours, the number 10 and the letter q. We will not be doing “Show and tell” this week as so close to the end of the year there are a lot of things to go home and we wish to avoid a special toy getting mislaid. Transition children will also be learning about holidays and the letter q.

Important Dates

11 July is our “Fun Morning” (yes all our mornings are fun but this is our end of term let your hair down a bit morning!). Hopefully the wonderful weather will continue as we hope to do lots of water play in the garden. It would be helpful if the children could wear beach shoes if they have them and bring in spare clothes, swim clothes and a towel. All children are invited to attend from 8.30am-12.00pm even if it is not a regular session for them.

13 July is our end of term and it comes with mixed feelings. I am sorry to say that Mrs Lerski (Transition), who has been with us for a couple of years, and Mrs Holmes (Transition), who has been with us for the summer term, are leaving and will be greatly missed. We wish them both lots of happiness, good health and success and very many thanks for all their support and hard work. As always I am indebted to all my staff for their dedication and effort in all they do for the children, parents and me. Everyone is beginning to feel tired and ready for a well-deserved break after what has been another hugely busy and successful year.

I wish all children moving on to their reception classes in September lots of happiness and fun in their learning and I look forward to seeing the younger children returning or joining us in September refreshed and ready for action.

Have a wonderful, relaxed and fun packed summer.

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