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Mrs Wilding’s Weekly Words Lent 5

This week the children celebrated Chinese New Year, sampling food and attempting to use chopsticks, practising their cutting skills whilst making lanterns, making fans using a variety of materials and creating some lovely paintings by using chopsticks as the mark making tools. The Honeycomb children made a wonderful dragon using a large box for the head and a white sheet for the body which they painted with red and gold paint. They invited the Beehive and Busy Bees children to join them in the hall and they all took turns playing instruments and dancing under the dragon, having enormous fun and really looking part of the celebrations happening all over the world. They enjoyed some YouTube footage of the New Year celebrations and talked about the New Year story of the animals.

Open Day last week was very well attended so many thanks for your recommendations and a big thank you to all the children who welcomed the visitors into their rooms and demonstrated their confidence, social skills and abilities in a wonderful way. 

During the week commencing 11 February the nursery children will be learning about Valentine’s Day, the colour pink, the number 5 and the letter f. Any small toys incorporating these would be ideal as their “Show and Tell” item this week. Transition children will be learning about winter clothes and the letter b.

On Friday 15 February the Nursery is joining the school in its fundraising for a school in Gambia by having a mufti day. The children may come in wearing the Gambian colours of red, blue and green for a minimum donation of £1.00. Thank you in advance for your support.

The Cold Cookery activity on Wednesday afternoon will be making pitta bread pizzas and the following ingredients will be used:- pitta breads, tomato puree, mushrooms and grated cheese.


  • Please note that if you are not using the Breakfast Club facility you must remain outside the Nursery hall until 08:30a.m and all the children using the Club have been taken to their classrooms.
  • Please avoid sending your child in wearing shoes or boots with laces unless they are able to tie them without adult help. When children are changing footwear for outside boots this can take up considerable staff time which results in the class having less time in the garden. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
  • Following the Health Protection Agency we adhere to the 48 hour rule which means that a child who has vomited or had diarrhoea must NOT return to the Nursery for 48 hours after the last episode. Please respect this ruling to avoid others becoming ill.

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