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W/B: Tuesday 27th September 2022


The third week of September has flown by, beginning on Tuesday as we were off on Monday to celebrate the life of our late Majesty The Queen together as a country.


Our new topic story is ‘Monkey Puzzle’, by Julia Donaldson. The children settled well and enjoyed staying full day at Nursery and trying school dinners…yummy! They walked into the School hall in a smart line, so everybody thought they were Year 6 pupils.


Bear Cubs and Tiger Cubs dived into the exciting topic and have learned a lot about the Jungle and animals which live in it. As a part of the school’s cooperation with NSTEM, nursery children received a loan box with objects linked to ‘Light and Dark’ theme. They were very excited to find out about how light works and making a jungle animal puppets show using torches.


There were opportunities to practice writing skills with brushes and soft coloured foam and cutting skills with scissors cutting out images of jungle animals; and making puppets. Children enjoyed using their own senses in sensory play with water bubbles and sand.


Jungle small world tray and Jungle den were teeming with predators and other Rainforest animals, so nursery explorers had to tread with care and use binoculars to spot them out. Also, outdoor adventures continued and children played happily with the Early Years brand new equipment: a fantastic enormous sand pit and new light-weight balancing bikes.


Keep up your exploration, hard work and excellent behaviour, Tigers and Bears! We look forward to more fun next week!


Your Nursery Teachers.

W/B: Monday 12th September 2022


What another super fun week our nursery children have had in school. Another week of transition has gone by and we are so excited to welcome our children into school next week for their first full days! 

This week we have been exploring paint mixing and making our own family portraits. It has been lovely to hear more about the children's families and everyone they live with. We have also been manipulating play-dough to look like cakes and counting how many candles we put into the cakes. Our number of the week this week has been the number 2. The children have explored a different range of representing the number 2, including trying to write it. 


We are so excited for your first full days next week at school.


A polite reminder:


Bear Cubs are Monday and Tuesday 8.45am-3pm (doors open at 2.50pm) and Wednesday 8.45am-11.45am. 


Tiger Cubs are Wednesday 1-3pm (doors open at 2.50pm) and Thursday and Friday 8.45am-3pm (doors open at 2.50pm)

W.B: Monday 5th September 2022


We would like to say a big welcome back to all our lovely nursery children and their families. You have made coming back after the Summer holiday so much fun! This week has been our first week of transition and the children have come into Nursery as if they have always been with us which has been a joy to see. We have been focusing on the Number 1 for our weekly number and the children have had lots of fun exploring different ways to create this. We have also had a strong focus on ourselves. The children have been making self portraits using different materials. The children have loved exploring our Nursery environment and even more our new outdoor area which will grow into the best place for your children to learn whilst being in the outdoors.


Just as a reminder next week is our last transition week!


See you all next week.

Key Text

Our Key Text this half term has been ‘Monkey Puzzle’, we used this book to complete fun activities around ourselves, families and jungle animals. We have had a lot of fun completing self portraits and
creating jungle scenes using lots of different art materials. Your child will be bringing a copy of this book home at the end of half term for them to keep. We hope that you enjoy sharing this wonderful text with them as much as we have.