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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs Wilding's Weekly Words Autumn 4

Wow what a busy time we had on Open Morning this Friday and your children were stars. They managed so well with lots of visitors in their classrooms and were 'more outgoing towards unfamiliar people and more confident in new social situations' which is one of the PSE self-confidence and awareness statements in the EYFS.

The three Nursery classes have been learning about autumn foods this week and I have walked into rooms to find them eating triangular sandwiches which they had made using a homemade blackberry jam, exploring textures and printing with leaves they had collected in the garden and sweetcorn, which they were rolling in orange paint, and investigating the pumpkins which they had grown from seed in our pond / gardening area. Supporting their number learning I became aware of the Busy Bees having a drama session in the hall and their acting out the “Three little Pigs” story, having enormous fun taking turns being the characters and reciting the story together. Lots of red and yellow paint has been mixed with some wonderful orange displays now brightening up the classrooms.

The week commencing 1 October the nursery classes will be talking about Harvest and doing a range of related crafts. The number is 4, the colour is yellow the letter is t. Any toy coloured yellow or related to the topic will be welcome as their “Show and tell” item this week.

Forthcoming Dates

Friday is Harvest Festival in the Nursery Department and we would be delighted if you were able to send non-perishable food items and products such as shampoo, soap, deodorants etc. which the local branch of the Salvation Army will collect. We are collecting all week and a box in the nursery hall will be available for your kind donations.

The children will be having individual photographs taken on Tuesday 9 October which make lovely presents for the family at Christmas. If your child does not usually attend on a Tuesday you are welcome to come in at 8.30 and have the picture taken but you will have to take your child home afterwards.


  • Please return the sessions sheet for your requirements for January as soon as possible. These will be sent home when your child next attends.
  • Please bolt the Nursery gate behind you as you enter and leave for the safety of yours and other children.
  • If your child attends the ballet class on Monday afternoons please provide named ballet shoes which can be bought from Goyals, our school uniform supplier.
  • Please name your child’s lunch box on the outside of the box.

We have a healthy eating policy so please do not send in any nut or kiwi products as these may cause a severe allergic reaction for some children. We have been advised by our paediatric first aid trainers that grapes should be cut into quarters to reduce choking hazards so please do this if sending in these fruits in the packed lunches.

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