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Mrs Wilding’s Weekly Words Summer 4

What a busy week! On Wednesday Humza’s mummy visited Nursery to tell the children about Ramadan. She read them the story of “It’s Ramadan Curious George” and played some age appropriate YouTube footage of a related song and prayer. Ms Mirza also explained that Humza has a Ramadan activity book which they use regularly and how they have a party for Eid to celebrate the end of the fasting period. The children loved tasting the dates which she kindly gave to their teachers to share at snack time. A very big thank you goes to Ms Mirza for coming over from teaching at Senior Boys to talk to us! 

Ten living eggs were delivered to the Nursery on Monday and at the time of writing we have two boy chicks and seven girl chicks! The children in the Nursery classes, Transition and Reception will be able to hold them next week and have been amazed by the growth and change in just a few days. As I sit in my office I so enjoy the sound of chirping and the excited children’s voices as they pop out from their classrooms to see the chicks. If anyone has a chicken coop at home and wishes to add to their flock please let me know as, otherwise, they will be returned to the farm next Friday.

Transition children have been busy talking about and deciding their favourite type of weather and have carried out weather related experiments. Sunflower and bean seeds have started to grow, and cress has gone home to be enjoyed on salads or in sandwiches.

During the week commencing 20 May the Nursery classes will be learning about minibeasts, the colour red, the number 4 and the letter o. Any small toys incorporating topic related objects and red would be ideal as their “Show and Tell” item this week. Transition children will continue learning about weather and the letter j.


Please return your sessions booking sheets for the Autumn Term as soon as possible and before Half Term as I will be allocating space for new children on Thursday.

Towards the end of the week I will send the  "2build a profile" emails of your child's observations for this Half Term so please look out for this. 

If sunshine is forecast please apply sun cream to your child before arriving and provide named sunhats. We will reapply your child’s named sun cream at lunchtime.

Please send children in wearing shoes suitable for physical activities such as running and climbing. Now that the warmer weather is on the way the temptation is to wear shoes such as Crocs or flip flops which are not ideal when using some of the Nursery outdoors equipment or running and we want to avoid accidents. Many thanks for your cooperation in this matter.

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