Pippa

Hello everyone!

It’s been almost 3 weeks with baby Pippa and I can say we are adjusting well to life as a family of four.  Maternity leave is amazing but I miss you all and often wonder what you are doing. I have had a few visitors this week to tell me how you are getting on…

I’m learning how to do everything one-handed again and working towards being able to drink a warm cup of tea, while Pip is slowly understanding the difference between daytime and nighttime.  Her big brother is very keen to teach her new things.  What else do you think Pippa needs to learn? 

I hope to come in and see you soon.

Lots of love,

Mrs Oyesanya

Messages for parents

Important Dates

Open Classrooms

These are a lovely opportunity for you to ‘stay and play’ with your child in Nursery. Please note, we will ask you to leave before the end of the session so we can dismiss the children as normal.

Busy Beetles Tuesday 21st May 10:20-11:00am (via Avenue Road gate)

Fireflies Thursday 23rd May 2:20-3:00pm (via Dorset Road gate)

Half term:  Monday 27th May– Friday 31st May

Inset Day: Monday 3rd June

Return to school: Tuesday 4th June

PE Days

We now have Astro time every week (weather permitting) so please ensure hair is tied up and earrings are removed (or we can cover with tape). Thank you in advance.

Busy Beetles: Monday and Thursday

Fireflies: Monday and Wednesday

Gardening

If you are doing any gardening over the weekend and have spare plastic plant pots or plants, we would be very grateful. Thank you.

Home Learning

Next week we will be learning about minibeasts. Can you name any? Do you know an interesting fact to share with your friends? Or maybe, you could draw a picture of a minibeast to show at Rainbow Time?

This week we enjoyed singing ‘Five Little Speckled Frogs’. Can you teach it to someone at home? Next week we will revisit and have fun singing our favourite nursery rhymes.

Next week our story of the week is: Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell by Sue Hendra.

Key words from the story are: slug, snail, ball, clock, apple, doughnut, slime and  fly.

Please go through these words with your child to support their learning. Thank you.

This week’s learning

The book of the week, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, was enjoyed by all. This led to a discussion about favourite foods and then the children drew their foods, remembering to use ‘ducky fingers’ to hold their pen. In the craft area, many of them enjoyed making their own caterpillars and butterflies.  They also had lots of fun decorating butterflies on the interactive whiteboard, waiting patiently for their turn. In sound groups, they are getting very good at making initial sounds- this week they named objects starting with ‘p’.

Our lovely display!
Retelling ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ with friends
Retelling the book of the week using props
Garden Helper of the Day
Feeding Mopsy and Flopsy
Drawing our favourite dinner
Decorating a butterfly on the interactive whiteboard

Next week’s learning

Next week our book of the week is Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell by Sue Hendra.

 We will be learning the names of different bugs and describing them;  solving ‘bug’ number problems; mark making with chalks; doing a range of crafts and practising our races for Sports  Day. In our sound groups, we will be naming objects beginning with ‘d’.

Next week’s learning

Next week our story of the week is The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

We will be learning the days of the week; playing a new game on the educational website Busy Things; talking about and drawing our favourite foods; practising relays ready for Sports Day and, in our sound groups, continue to  identify and listen to initial sounds.

Home Learning

Rhyme Time

This week we enjoyed singing Nursery Rhymes accompanied by the keyboard. The children had lots of fun learning the actions to Sleeping Bunnies. Can you teach it to someone at home? Next week we will learn Five Little Speckled Frogs. Click on the link below to listen to it.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?bbc=fivelittlespeckledfrogs

Next week our story of the week is: The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

Key words from the story are: the days of the week, egg, caterpillar, leaf, cocoon and butterfly.

Please go through these words with your child to support their learning. Thank you.

This week’s learning

As always, we have had a fun and busy week in Nursery.  In PE, the children practised some of the races ready for their first Sports Day and listened really carefully to the instructions.  They enjoyed listening to the story of the week, ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and finding out chips are made from potatoes!   They received a special letter from ‘Oliver’ asking the Nursery for help- he had to buy some fruit and vegetables.  They worked as a team to get all the items on ‘his’ shopping list and worked out how many items altogether and finding the matching numeral.  To end the week, the children had a lot of fun exercising their hands and fingers by doing ‘Dough Disco’.

Egg and spoon race
Buggy race
How many altogether…
Finding and writing the matching numeral
Bunny craft
Writing a shopping list