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18th October 2019

Lots of children have enjoyed finding out about autumn this week. They looked closely and talked about some of the lovely things we collected. We looked at books about seasons and we found things out on the internet. The children also went on an autumn walk around the school grounds to see what signs of autumn they could find.

We have planted some of our finds in the outside trough. Hopefully we will get some little horse chestnut trees, some oak trees and some fir trees!

The children also created some lovely art work using natural objects. This may be something you would like to encourage at home in the holiday. If the children do create anything, please remember you can upload a photo onto Tapestry and we can put it on the whiteboard so they can show their friends.

11th October 2019

This week the children have been busy in the baby clinic looking after the babies, feeding them, changing them and reading them stories!

Lots of children have enjoyed finding out about floating and sinking in the water tray. They tested which objects they put into the bottles stayed on the top and which ones sank to the bottom.

The ground is nice and soft as we have had so much rain so the gardeners have been out on the allotment with Carol again this week.

We continued with our Gingerbread Boy story and some of the children took on the role of the characters, while the class asked questions to find out more about them.

Next week we are going to have Autumn as our theme. So please do let the children collect fallen leaves of all colours, conkers, acorns, sycamore seeds or other interesting autumn finds!

I have included a vocabulary sheet with some autumn words for you to share with your children this week.

Thank you to everyone for remembering not to let home toys come into nursery. It has been much easier this week, we really do appreciate your support!

4th October 2019

This week we have been doing lots of work around the story of the Gingerbread Boy. Lots of children are now very familiar with the story, but if your child does not know the story we will be carrying on with activities over next week. Please do look at the vocabulary words related to this theme. If you can look at the words with your child, make sure they understand the words and encourage them to use the words in context over the week.

The children have been busy this week, here are just some of the activities they have been doing. They have been making paper gingerbread boys and girls, playing a matching gingerbread number game on the whiteboard, using play dough to make the correct number of buttons to match the number on the gingerbread person. We have been counting 10 gingerbread men and singing a song about them. Some children have been using puppets to retell the story to their friends and the ‘police’ have been tracking down the missing gingerbread boy!

Try asking your child to retell the story to you!

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