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Mrs Wilding's Weekly Words Lent 9

As part of this week’s recycling topic we had a super visit on Tuesday from Mrs Williams, Arthur’s mummy, who talked to us about the importance of the three Rs of 'reduce', 'reuse' and 'recycle'. She showed us some environmental pictures and videos, encouraging the children to participate in the discussion which they did well. She runs a community shop 'Filling Good – Zero Waste Shop' in the Craft Coop in Nicholsons Walk, Maidenhead, where we can refill our own containers which is a wonderful way of helping to save our planet. Thank you Mrs Williams.

The Nursery children have enjoyed the topic about recycling and have used items such as bottle lids, newspaper and other scrap pieces to make pictures and have spent time sorting items by type of material.  

Transition children have been learning about the adverse effect of plastic on the oceans and set up a representative tray to sort underwater sea creatures from environmentally unfriendly items. The children celebrated Holi and experimented with powder paints.

The frog spawn collected by the Honeycomb class has now developed into tadpoles which the children are amazed by.

During the week commencing Monday 16 March the Nursery children will be learning about 'Easter', the colour yellow and the number 9. Any small toys incorporating these would be ideal as their 'show and tell' item this week. Transition children will be learning about 'Climate change' and the letters v,w.  


  • Cold cookery on Wednesday afternoon will see us decorating cakes for you to enjoy on Mothering Sunday.
  • For the Claires Court 'Charity Week”, commencing Monday 16 March, the Nursery Department will be having a 'Super Heroes Day' on Thursday 18 March. Your children are invited to come in dressed as their favourite super hero and we ask you to donate a minimum of £2 for taking part. Funds raised will be going to “The Link Foundation”, a local charity. The Link Foundation has no political agenda and aims to help all children and families in disadvantaged circumstances, both locally and overseas, regardless of background, race or religion, when they know that practical assistance will make a difference to them. 75% of all funding is reserved to help local families in East Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas; 25% currently is directed into carefully chosen international projects where it seems like a modest amount of cash can make huge differences in the lives of children. Thank you in advance for your support of this worthy cause.
  • Although it is getting a bit warmer please ensure that your child has a coat when they come in.

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