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Reading

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In Nursery we love reading. We are very fortunate to be able to visit the school library every Friday in order for the children to browse the books before choosing one that they'd like to borrow for the week. Thank you to all the parents who write comments in their child's Reading Record card about their shared learning experience. We really value your imput and the children love to collect stickers!

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This week we also held our Parents' Evenings and were delighted to welcome you all into Nursery to talk about your child's progress. It was lovely for us to have so much positive feedback too. We shared the children's Individual Learning Journeys and read their parent comment to them.

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We are looking forward to rounding off a super half term with our Sponsored Obstacle Course (don't forget your teddies!)

Celebrating Chinese New Year

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This week in Nursery we have been celebrating Chinese New Year - the year of the horse!

We have done many exciting activities including eating some Chinese food that the children described as: lovely, tasty, spicy and delicious!

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We were really lucky as Mrs Guo, Katherine's mum, came in to talk to us about her family's celebrations. It sounds like such fun...

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We watched a special Dragon Dance and then made our own dragon puppets that we used in our puppet theatre.

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We have had a fantastic week and learned such a lot!

Look who's visiting Nursery!

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This week we continued with our topic about "Bears" and, as our letter of the week was "p", guess who visited Nursery?

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It was Paddington Bear!

Much of our work has centered on his visit. For example we considered which material would be best for making Paddinton a waterproof coat. We experimented with different materials.

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We also made Paddington's favourite treat... Marmalade sandwiches!

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Our favourite activity  was eating marmalade sandwiches of course!

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We also had some staff visitors this week as Mrs Clarke, Miss Greenwood and Mrs Dixon brought along their favourite teddies.

We are wondering who will pop in next week?

More bear work!

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This week we have continued with much of our work involving bears...

We have taken some nursery bears outside and build them houses!Building teddy house small

We have listened to many stories involving bears including: The Three Bears, Brown Bear Brown Bear and We're Going on a Bear Hunt. We did actually go on a bear hunt in PE and we made some Bear Hunt collages to bring home.Bear hunt collage small

We have also continued to have a huge focus on getting the children writing and are very pleased with their progress and enthusiasm to write. The children are now regularly choosing to write as Harry is doing so.

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Our "Letter of the Week" table is still proving popular and this week Louis brought in something really interesting for the letter "n". Please keep sending items that we can talk about and display on our Letter of the Week table.

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Happy New Year

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We would like to welcome everyone back after what we hope has been a very enjoyable break over Christmas and New Year. Also, once again, many thanks to our children and parents for all their warm wishes, presents and cards as we broke up for the holidays.

This half term our topic is all about bears. We have had some "bear visitors" into nursery this week to join in the fun. Our Teddy bears have enjoyed Wake up, shake up, outdoor play, snacktime, a visit to the library and PE. We have really enjoyed having them with us.

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Many of our activities and stories have been about bears and our role play area is the Three Bears cottage.

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Don't forget that next week we resume our "Letter of the Week" work with the letter n...

 

Christmas Show

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Well... the photos speak for themselves! The children have had such fun this week with their Christmas Parties on Tuesday and performing their Show to a packed audience on Thursday. They have made all the staff very proud and most definitely deserve a good rest over the holiday.

Thank you for your continued support this term and we hope you enjoy a super and special Christmas with your loved ones.

See you in 2014!

Disco Fun for FKS

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This week we have continued with our Christmas preparations which, as you know are "Top Secret..."

On Tuesday the children enjoyed a special Christmas treat as they enjoyed a disco in school with our Reception classes. There were some interesting dance moves.....Disco 1 small

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We are still busy practising for our Christmas Performance, and are looking forward to welcoming parents into school next Thursday.

Christmas is coming...

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This week we have begun our preparations for Christmas... We dont want to give too much away!

We are getting in the mood for the Christmas Fayre tomorrow night from 6.30-8.30pm. See you there!

 

A Walk to the Postbox

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We have been very busy this week thinking about the letter "s" and lots of words beginning with this letter: socks, sing, snake, snow even Santa!!!

We decided that it was about time we started thinking about Santa and Christmas, so we wrote letters to let Santa know what we would like for Christmas. We all wrapped up warmly and walked down to the post box to post the letters. I wonder if he will reply?

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The afternoon children were joined by an unexpected visitor at the post box...

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We would like to say a very BIG THANK YOU to our generous PTA who have given our Foundation Key Stage £750 to spend on fabulous new ICT equipment!

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The Gingerbread Man in Nursery

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Continuing our theme of traditional Tales, this week we have been reading The Gingerbread Man in Nursery.gingerbread man books small

Many of our activities have focused on the Gingerbread Man character. We have created a textured Gingerbread Man and made a decoration for our Christmas Trees using salt dough. Mrs Parkes has baked these in the oven so that they are really hard, and next week we are going to paint them to make them beautiful!

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Our "Letter of the Week" table has been bursting at the seams again this week. The children are so enthusiastic about bringing things in that begin with our special, focus letter. Check the Nursery newsletter to see what's coming up!

Hint: next week it's "s".

Nursery Rhymes in Nursery!

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For the past few weeks we have been encouraging the children to write, write, WRITE! We have seen a huge improvement in the children's awareness of writing around them, and in their confidence to have a go!

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Well done children - keep it up!

This week we have been focusing on Nursery Rhymes and have had a lot of fun... We have been on a Spider Hunt looking for Incy Wincy, made Humpty Dumpty puppets,  traced Incy Wincy's web and much, much more...

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We now also have a Puppet Theatre in Nursery, so we have been able to put on shows. Pop in and see one sometime!

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Autumn Fun

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We have been on an Autumn walk this week searching for "Autumn Treasure."Autumn walk small

 We found leaves, acorns and conkers!

We read a book by Helen Cooper called Pumpkin Soup.

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This gave us the fabulous idea of making our own pumpkin soup! We used pumpkin, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, swede and onions to make a tasty soup that we shared.

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Maybe our activities in nursery will inspire some future masterchefs!

 

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