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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs Wilding's Words Autumn 4


  • Please bolt the Nursery gate behind you as you enter and leave, for the safety of yours and other children.
  • Mobile phones – Please note that in our Claires Court Safeguarding policy, which you can read here, it states that “parents are not permitted to use their mobile phones or camera in or around the EYFS setting without prior approval from the Head” (page 20). For the safety of the children and EYFS compliance please abide by this. If you need to make or receive a call please do so outside the Nursery entrance gate and out of view. This applies from 07.30am-6.30pm covering both Extended Day Care times and the core Nursery hours.
  • Please send your child in with a coat now that the weather is autumnal.

Wow, what a busy time we had on Open Morning this Friday and your children were stars. They managed so well with lots of visitors in their classrooms and were “more outgoing towards unfamiliar people and more confident in new social situations” which is one of the PSE self-confidence and awareness statements in the EYFS.

Transition children have been learning about Australian animals and extending their language with words such as marsupials. They have made koala masks and created Aboriginal dot pictures of animals. The three Nursery classes have been learning about Europe. I walked into their rooms yesterday to find them travelling to Paris by ferry, Eurostar and car; and then going into cafes for a breakfast of croissants and fruit! Orders were being taken and payments made; the staff were in berets and aprons adding to the atmosphere! Today the children were celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year festival which starts this weekend, and were thoroughly enjoying slices of apple dipped in honey!

The week commencing Monday 30 September the Nursery classes will be talking about Asia and doing a range of related crafts. The number is 4, the colour is red and the letter is w. Any toy coloured red or related to the topic will be welcome as their “Show and tell” item this week. Transition children will be learning about Africa and where it is, as well as the letter j.

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Friday is Harvest Festival in the Nursery Department and we would be delighted if you were able to send non-perishable food items and products such as shampoo, soap, deodorants etc. which the local branch of the Salvation Army will collect. We are collecting all week and boxes in the Nursery hall and Transition classroom will be available for your kind donations.

The children will be having individual photographs taken on Friday 18th October which make lovely presents for the family at Christmas. If your child does not usually attend on a Friday you are welcome to come in at 8.30am and have the picture taken but you will have to take your child home afterwards.

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