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Mrs Wilding’s Weekly Words Lent 6

We have had some lovely conversations about who we love and I hope that you adore the Valentine's banners and cards the children have made for you. The children have been talking about their families and objects/toys they love, and have been printing hearts and painting clay hearts. The Transition children have also discussed winter clothing and why winter here feels so cold even when we have blue skies and sunshine.

Many thanks for your support for the school we at Claires Court are supporting in The Gambia. It is lovely seeing our children wearing the red, blue and green of the Gambian flag today. Our Nursery mufti day has raised £49.40. 

During the week commencing 25 February the nursery children will be learning about “new life - animals”, the colour white, the number 6 and the letter g. Any small toys incorporating blue would be ideal as their “Show and Tell” item this week. Transition children will be learning about “Detecting spring” and the letter k. Remember the weekend is the ideal time to talk to your children about our topic and to encourage them to find things to bring in which you have talked about together.

We wish everybody a very happy half term holiday and look forward to seeing everyone rested and ready for the start of spring.

Staff News

I am really sorry to be writing this but Mrs Lambourne (Honeycomb class assistant) and Mrs Crawley (Beehive class assistant) are retiring and leaving us at Easter. Mrs Lambourne joined us 15 years ago and Mrs Crawley has worked for us for 12 years so both are going to be missed hugely. Mrs Lambourne became a grandmother last summer and now wants to devote her time to her beautiful granddaughter Lilly and family. Mrs Crawley is keen to be able to travel to Canada more often to visit her daughter, who recently moved there, and to enjoy lots of term time holidays! We wish them both the happiest of retirements and hope that they will visit us regularly.

We are really fortunate though as the very experienced and lovely Mrs Pemberton (known to many of you as Chris as she leads our Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Camp provision and has regularly worked for short periods of time in the Nursery) will be working alongside Mrs Ainsley in Honeycomb and Mrs Boissaud Cooke is joining us after half term to help Miss Green in Transition before joining Mrs Irvine in Beehive in April. Mrs Boissaud Cooke has worked in our Nursery and at Claires Court Junior Boys; she is very knowledgeable and great with children so we are delighted that she is coming back to us.

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