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Mrs Wilding's Weekly Words Autumn 9

This week and next

G’day! The Nursery rooms have been having fun learning about Australia and have been using Aboriginal style art to decorate boomerangs, turtles and kangaroos which they have used to make wonderful displays. They have looked at pictures of places in Australia, have created their own Uluru (Ayres Rock) and used the globe to see where Australia is in relation to Maidenhead. Their singing of the song “Waltzing Matilda” makes me feel as though I’m half a world away from my office!

Transition children have been talking about the Amazon rainforest and the animals which live there. On environmental matters they have talked about deforestation in that area and the impact this is having on the world. Cutting skills have been developed when the children made snakes from circle shaped card and their craft skills included making parrots from cups and monkeys with their handprints.

The week commencing 18 November the three Nursery classes will continue learning about “Australia” and do a range of related crafts. Their number is 9, the colour is brown and the letter is b. Transition children will be learning about “Antarctica - what it’s like” and the letters g and q.

Reminders and Advance Notice

If you have not returned your order for Christmas cards created by your children then you can do this directly online but do it in time to get them back to send out before the big day!

Please return your seating requests and your child’s costume for the Nursery Christmas Production as soon as possible.

Please return any Nursery items of clothing as soon as possible as lots has gone home on children and not come back making it difficult for others. Thank you.

Preparing your child for primary school is an exciting, but busy, time for parents. An important part of your plans should be checking that your child is up-to-date with their immunisations. Please visit for more information.


The Nursery department will be contributing to the Christmas hampers organised by the Junior and Senior Girls for families in need in our area. These will be collected by the Salvation Army towards the end of term. I will put a large box in the Nursery Hall for biscuits and look forward to your generous donations for those less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you in advance.

With Christmas rapidly approaching any cardboard tubes from rolls of wrapping paper will be gratefully received as during the year we do a range of craft activities for which these are ideal.

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