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Head's Words Summer Term Week 7

Transition children have all now visited our Junior Boys site, Ridgeway, where they explored the grounds, discussing the variety of trees, leaves and grasses that they found there. They listened to the story “Going on a bear hunt” and acted the story outside, eventually finding the bear (aka Mrs Wilding!) hiding in the outside classroom!

Lots of baby frogs have been returned to the pond so thrived well in the Transition classroom with the care they received from the children. It is lovely that the children have seen the complete lifecycle from frogspawn to frog.

The nursery classes have continued with the parkland and woodland theme this week, creating some lovely pictures using charcoal found during their trips to Junior Boys last week and collages using natural materials found there. Bookmarks were made using leaves as decoration.

The growing season has started well and the nursery classes have been busy planting out broad bean, pumpkin, carrot, lettuce and courgette plants so hopefully we will have a good crop later in the year.

During the week commencing 6th June the nursery children will be learning about down on the farm, the colour yellow, the number 7 and the letter y. Any small toys incorporating farm animals or yellow would be ideal as their “Show and Tell” item this week. Transition children will continue learning about parks and woodlands and the letter o.

Reminders

Please check your emails for the “2build a profile” observations undertaken during this first half of term. I sent them all on behalf of the class leaders this Thursday so they should be in your in boxes.

Important Dates

The PTA Summer Fete will be held on Saturday 25th June at Ridgeway, our Junior Boys site. This year the theme of our fete is 'The Great Outdoors', a theme inspired by the allotment and bushcraft projects and the lovely Nursery outdoors equipment the PTA have recently supported. We hope that you will all come and have great fun there with your children.

Friday 1st 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.

and finally…

Where has this half term gone? The children have been so busy with their learning and have packed in so much fun that we feel the last few weeks have disappeared in the blink of an eye. We wish all our families a lovely half term holiday and look forward to seeing refreshed children from 6th June.

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