Friday 20th October


Dear Parents and Carers


What a busy week we have had! Outside, the children have continued to enjoy ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’. This week we retold the story and added different musical instruments to each area. The children have also initiated bear hunts independently, which has involved some wonderfully dramatic role-play! We have also enjoyed a teddy bear’s picnic, which involved lots of counting to ensure that all the food was shared equally amongst the hungry teddies. The children also loved our squirt the number game. This time we also added the giant numicon and the children enjoy squirting the holes in the numicon with the water spray counting as they went.


On Monday, we made clean mud. Lots of the children showed amazing focus and commitment as they tore up tiny bits of toilet paper; we then added warm water and grated soap to make a lovely mushy mixture. The children then enjoyed modeling, cooking and exploring the clean mud throughout the week. We have also been developing our scissor skills by cutting out our favourite comic characters. Today we will be arranging all of our comic characters on a big sheet of plastic we will pour PVA over the top to make a wonderful collage. We will be using this after half term to encourage mark-making…watch this space!


On Wednesday we also made some delicious flapjacks. Thank you to the cooks this week who were Leeya, Mia, Violet T and Yameen.


We hope you all have a wonderful half term break. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 31st October when Nursery reopens for some Halloween fun. During this week we will be looking at the books ‘Room on the Broom’ and a firm favourite ‘What’s in the Witches Kitchen?’.


Now that the children are all settled we would really appreciate it if you could say goodbye to your child in the conservatory area rather than coming to the carpet area. This helps to ensure the beginning of the session runs smoothly. It would also be wonderful if you could support your child to take off their coat and hang it up independently as during the session we encourage the children to take responsibility for their own belongings and hang up their coats by themselves.


Thank you for all your support this half term.

Felicity and Sally