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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs Wilding's Words Summer 9

Wow what a week for weather! I cannot remember a time when we had to keep the children here inside for most of the day because of exceedingly high temperatures. Water play was certainly an essential part of the curriculum and the Beehive children had great fun hammering blocks of ice to release plastic insects! Minibeast models and clay tiles with insect imprints have been created, and some lovely paintings of these little creatures have been done.  Language has been developed with the children learning about the head, thorax and abdomen sections of an insect’s body. Our butterflies are emerging from their cocoons and at the time of writing we have three flitting around.

Transition and nursery classes have been practising for Sports Day as soon as they arrive, are getting faster week by week and, oh joy, they seem to be staying within the track rather than running across the field!!

Transition children have had a very busy week looking at minibeasts, creating butterflies and snails, and playing a variety of numeracy and literacy related games such as minibeast bingo, matching the phonic sounds to pictures of insects to mention just a couple. The room has been alive with insects brought in by the children to discuss at “Show and Tell”!

During the week commencing 26 June the nursery children will continue learning about minibeasts, the colour red, the number 9 and the letter j. Any small toys incorporating our topic or red would be ideal as their “Show and Tell” item this week. Transition children will be learning about life cycles and the letter d.

Important Dates

Saturday 24 June is the summer fete at out Junior Boys site, Ridgeway, and we hope to see you there enjoying the fun.

Friday 7 July will be the Nursery Department Sports Day, starting at 9.15 and ending approximately an hour later. We look forward to seeing you at the track side on the main school sports field, cheering the children on. We would like all children to take part even if Friday is not a regular session and for the children to wear suitable footwear and shorts. Please note that if we are rained off we have reserved the sports field for the same time on Wednesday 12 July.

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