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Mrs Wilding's Weekly Words Lent 9

The Nursery children have enjoyed the topic about “gardens in the spring” and have had lovely walks around the school grounds looking at new growth and changes to the plants and trees. It has been a week of discovery. Life is in our pond again and seeing frogs, newts and spawn means that the life cycles are starting afresh. The frog spawn collected by the Honeycomb class has now developed into tadpoles which the children are amazed by. I have seen the children doing some wonderful observational drawings and paintings of blossom and am sure you will enjoy looking at them.

Transition children have been learning about the life cycle of a frog and developing language such as metamorphosis. They have arranged magnetic pictures of the life cycle in the correct sequence and have also cut out and arranged pictures of the cycle. Making hand puppet frogs was thoroughly enjoyed by them and they seemed fully engaged whenever I saw them playing with the pretend frogs in the “pond” set up by Miss Green in a builders tray.

As part of last week’s “World Book Day” we had a super visit on Tuesday from an enormous Gruffalo and a story reading session undertaken by staff from the RBWM Library Service. The children thoroughly enjoyed the event which we ran in the Nursery hall and they were brilliant with the listening and joining in of the repeated rhymes.

During the week commencing 18 March the nursery children will be learning about “Easter”, the colour yellow, the number 9 and the letter j. Any small toys incorporating these would be ideal as their “Show and Tell” item this week. Transition children will be learning about “Easter” and the letters v, w.  


  • Cold Cookery on Wednesday afternoon will see us making shaped jam sandwiches.
  • For the Claires Court “Charities week”, commencing 18 March, the Nursery Department will be having a “Super Heroes Day” on Wednesday 20 March. Your children are invited to come in dressed as their favourite super hero and we ask you to donate a minimum of £2.00 for taking part. Funds raised will be going to “The Link Foundation”, a local charity. The Link Foundation has no political agenda and aims to help all children and families in disadvantaged circumstances, both locally and overseas, regardless of background, race or religion, when they know that practical assistance will make a difference to them.

75% of all funding is reserved to help local families in East Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas; 25% currently is directed into carefully chosen international projects where it seems like a modest amount of cash can make huge differences in the lives of children. Thank you in advance for your support of this worthy cause.

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