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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs Wilding's Weekly Words Autumn 10

Reminders

Please send in your child’s costume for our Christmas Production as soon as you have it organised. Many thanks.

Charity

As in previous years we will be helping those less fortunate in our local community by providing the Maidenhead branch of the Salvation Army with Christmas hampers which the Year 10 girls will make up. The Nursery Department have been asked to provide biscuits which can be left in boxes in the Nursery Hall from now until Thursday 12 December. Many thanks in advance for your support.

Christmas Jumper Day is on Friday 13 December and we would appreciate a minimum £1.00 donation for “Save the Children”. Please do not feel you have to go out and buy a special jumper for this. Some of the best have been tinsel and baubles etc. attached to a regular top which the children have been involved in creating!

Requests

Please do not send your child in with laced shoes/boots unless they are able to tie and untie these themselves. When getting a class of 16 dressed for outside, a lot of play time is lost if staff have to help each child with tricky footwear. Similarly with gloves; unless your child can put these on independently please send in named mittens. With many thanks for your understanding.

This week and next

The children have been busy talking about Australasia, making kiwi birds whilst learning about New Zealand. Kangaroo masks and paintings of koalas and kangaroos led them to do a quick survey to discover which one of these they preferred and the result was more or less equal. With the colour brown this week they have gone on leaf collections and used these for printing, decorating pictures/craft items and in their small world play as well as learning how to make this colour.

Transition children have been discussing the differences between Antarctica and the other continents they have looked at this term and have been learning about icebergs and their formation. With the drop in temperature at the beginning of the week this all seemed appropriate learning! Miss Green and the children set up the home corner area to represent this part of the world which looks amazing.

The singing of the topic and Christmas songs for their production “Around the World in time for Christmas” on 10 December is coming along well for both age groups and again they all went over to the main hall to practise this week. We have yet to close the curtains in front of them on the stage so that is next week’s confidence building bit!

The week commencing 25 November the children in the Nursery rooms will be discussing the Arctic and Antarctica, the colours white and grey, the number 10 and the letter c so any small toy incorporating any of these will be a good “Show and Tell” item. Transition children will continue with their topic on Antarctica, with special reference to the animals which live there, and the letters g and q.

 

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