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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs Wilding’s Weekly Words Summer 8

This week Transition children have continued learning about life cycles and watching the development of live caterpillars in the classroom. Using pasta they have created pictures of butterfly life cycles and have made symmetrical butterflies using a range of materials including toothbrushes and paper plates. They have explored symmetry using mirrors, pictures and their own faces.

The Nursery classes have started looking at the life cycle of a butterfly and have observed the difference in size their caterpillars are to the Transition ones which are a week older. Using a variety of media such as clay and egg cartons they have been busy making their own caterpillars, have created paintings of butterflies and played sorting games using butterfly life cycle pieces.

All the children have been on the running track and have started practising for our Sports Day on Friday 5 July. If you are away on holiday at that time please let your child’s class leader know as soon as possible so that running teams can be organised. Please send your children in wearing practical running shoes from now on as we endeavour to use the running track as often as possible.

During the week commencing 24 June the Nursery children will be learning about parks and woodlands, the colour brown, the number 8 and the letter s. Any small toys incorporating any of these would be ideal as their “Show and Tell” item this week. Transition children will also be learning about minibeasts and the letter d.


If sunshine is forecast please apply sun cream to your child before coming in and provide named sunhats.

and finally ……

From Breakfast Club to After School Care activities the children have a fun packed day and are learning so much not just from their peers and staff but also from the older children who attend the Extended Day facility and as I do not mention this very often I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff who run and organise this so well. If want your child to have a nap during the day we would appreciate a child size sleeping bag (low tog) which should be named and can be washed by you as required.

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