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Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

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Nursery News ~ 20th September 2019

Happy Friday everyone!

What a beautiful week we have had with some warm autumn sun.

In the cabin, during Circle Time, we have been playing/learning:

Listening Games. We continued with the listening rule of “Listening is Looking at the Person Talking” by playing versions of Grownup Matching Pairs. Yesterday was by far the most challenging when you had to find a matching pair mixed up on the tables and share with your friends who it was. You are doing so well at remembering all six of our names – use the photographs on the door to help you in the morning when waiting.

Write Dance. We have continued with our song “Just Like This” but this week you have had the added challenge of moving your bodies to the music, as well as your arms, and creating patterns with the ribbons. I am hoping your arms are aching as much as mine are!

Number. A daily warm up song/dance of “You Can Clap Your Hands” has had us all clapping, stamping and shaking our heads to three – the challenging part is always stopping at three. You are now experts so am sure you could teach the song to your families and have them singing the song too! We have also been learning about the number 1. You have shown me what 1 looks like with objects, learnt about the orange Numicon 1 and yesterday we were explorers and found number 1 shaped objects in the Forest. Your favourite activity was definitely tickling a friend by drawing number 1 on their backs – did you find time to have a go at drawing on someone’s back at home? Did they recognise the shape?

Nursery Rhyme. “Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes” has had us pointing and naming parts of our bodies and we have made the song faster, slower and even reversed the actions – “Toes, Knees, Shoulders, Heads”.

Dough Disco. We have been passing and sausage rolling our dough this week to “Happy” but you still remembered our Musical Playdough rules of “dough away” when the music stops – definitely a game to show the grownups at our Christmas singsong in December. Thank you to Leo for choosing our Dough Disco song next week, please do let me know your favourite disco songs so I can add to my playlist.

Outdoors, in Forest School, Mrs Allen has now opened up the gully and as this was a huge hit, the mud kitchen will now be waiting for us next week.

The Gully. Fish and chips have definitely been on the menu for lunch this week as you have enjoyed creating your own fish with corks and then attempted to fish them out of the fast moving river.

The Sand. Creating birthday cakes and decorating them have been a popular choice with one of us having their fourth birthday – Happy Birthday Ariana! I am not sure I was so impressed with how many candles were put on mine, but still it is definitely a lot less than it should be.

The Patio. The crates have been used this week for making beds for us all to rest inside – it is hard work at Nursery!! Your bodies were small enough to tuck into the blue crates with material as your blanket. However we grownups had to have at least six red crates in a row on which to fit our long bodies - well not Mrs Allen obviously!

We all hope you have a lovely lovely sunny weekend and keep practising those Traffic Light Voices – red, amber and green at home.

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen, Mrs Franklin, Mrs Lewis, Mrs Barrett and Mrs Flynn.