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19th October 2018

This week we have been doing lots of weighing, talking about heavy and light, filing containers, comparing sizes and ordering things by size. We also used our scales to weigh the ingredients when we made some bread.

After half term we are going to spend the week talking about celebrations. We will talk about Firework night, keeping safe and looking after our pets. We will sing some Halloween songs and talk about how people celebrate Halloween. As Diwali falls on the following week we will read the exciting story of Rama and Sita and explore patterns and colours.

Now that the leaves have started to change colour on the trees it would be great to include some in the children’s art work. So if you are out walking over the half term week please encourage the children to pick out some nice colours and shapes from among the fallen leaves. (You will need to put them in newspaper or tissue and flatten them under some books to keep the flat so we can use them in the art area.)

11th October 2018

The children are all settling in well, getting used to our nursery routines and making new friends. This week we have been doing lots of measuring, comparing sizes and ordering things by size. We have also been talking about the jobs we want to do when we grow up. The children have been extra busy helping to make a class display! Do have a look at it in the heart space of the main school if you are going to parents evening for older brothers and sisters next week.

We are going to carry on with the measuring next week and we are going to extend it to capacity and weight. Using the water and sand to fill containers, comparing heavy and light, weighing toys, weighing ingredients for cooking bread.

5 th October 2018

This week we have been doing lots of work around Nursery Rhymes and rhyming words. Lots of children have enjoyed joining in with nursery rhymes and finding new rhyming words. Please do carry on helping them play around with language to become aware of rhyme at home.

The hairdressers has been very popular, with lots of beautiful new hairstyles being created over the week! As the whole school theme for next week is ‘Big Me’ we will be talking to the children about jobs they might like to do when they grow up. The vocabulary this week is related to jobs.

As we approach Autumn we will be doing more inside PE, so please remember to dress your child in socks and easy shoes on PE days, (Tuesday and Thursday) If they can wear leggings instead of tights on these days it means they can learn to take off and put on their own socks and shoes.

As the children are free to use the outside area during the session and the weather is so changeable over the day, it is best if they bring in a coat.

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