Friday 6th October
Dear Parents and Carers
- Thanks once again for your £6 cooking donations.
- As always, we really appreciate junk (cardboard boxes, tubes, plastic containers etc.) for our making table.
- Parents’ evening, this term, will be on Tuesday 17th October (5pm-8pm) and Thursday 19th October (4pm-7pm). There will be more details about how to book your appointment in next week’s letter.
- A reminder that there will be no Nursery from Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October as it is the half term holiday. There will also be no Nursery on Monday 30th October as there is a whole school INSET day for staff. All the school’s term dates are available on the school’s website.
We have had another busy week in Nursery. Outside, lots of the children were incredibly motivated to make an assault course for the conkers using big tubes, piping and gaffer tape. They showed great problem solving skills as they realised one tube kept falling down and so supported it with a pile of sturdy boxes from the making table. They also showed amazing creativity; the assault course even included a trampoline!
The children have also enjoyed pulling on wellies and digging in the mud searching for worms and treasure and getting messy with large scale shape printing. Some children also enjoyed a beanie baby tally game. If the children managed to throw their beanie baby into the big tyre they scored a point and made a mark next to their name. As well as opportunities to develop gross motor skills and coordination this game also provided opportunities for mark making, and careful counting.
Inside we have enjoyed mashing, stirring and mixing to create some yummy banana bread. Thanks to the cooks this week who were Hayley, Herman, Zoe and Scarlett. You listened so carefully to the instructions, well done. We have also enjoyed making autumnal masterpieces using natural objects inspired by the book ‘Leaf Man’ by Lois Ehlert and continued to explore different shapes and repeating patterns with our game ‘What comes next?’ The book ‘Press Here’ by Herve Tullet has become a firm favourite in Klee Class. It is a wonderful book with lots of opportunities to explore mathematical concepts such as 1:1 counting, positional language and the concepts of big and small.
Next week we will be looking at the familiar book ‘We are Going on a Bear Hunt’. We will offer opportunities to retell the story or for the children to develop their own adventures. We will explore the outdoors with a ‘bug hunt’ and a number hunt!
We hope that you all now have access to your child’s online journal ‘Tapestry’. If you have any problems at all or any questions please let us know. Don’t forget to look at Tapestry this weekend to see if your child is a focus child next week. If they are we will have added a note asking you to leave a reply detailing their current interests and fascinations. During their focus week we will observe your child, track their learning and think about their next steps. We will then use their interests to plan engaging and appealing activities to support their next steps for the following week.
Have a lovely weekend
Felicity and Sally