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Red Squirrel – PM Session

Dear Parents and Carers

 

Last term our theme was Under the Sea.

 

We started with listening to the story of The Rainbow Fish and made sea creatures in our Creative Area for our classroom aquarium. We learnt an Under the Sea dance which included shark, ray, turtle, crab and jellyfish movements. We then listened to the story of Shaun the Shy Shark. We drew the characters and had a go at writing the initial sound of the different sea creatures. We made links with our Under the Sea theme to our Maths sessions. We sorted fish into ponds and then starfish into rock pools to help us learn about the conservation of number. We went outside whatever the weather. We enjoyed exploring our new water wall in the garden. There was lots of problem-solving taking place as the children worked out how to transport the water.

 

The last week of term was PE and Music Focus Week. We participated in lots of physical and musical activities. We enjoyed using the Adventure Playground and exploring the Reception Garden. The children were delighted to have parents visit to play their musical instruments and even sang some songs along with the music. They also performed songs to a Reception Class and had the chance to be the audience as they performed songs for us too. We also had a go at making musical instruments and healthy fruit kebabs.

 

In other learning we explored and had a go at describing 2D and 3D shapes and looking at various logos. We also introduced a ‘Letter of the Week’ to learn the different sounds of the alphabet.

 

In Funky Fingers at the beginning of each session the children practise their fine motor skills such as cutting, writing and threading. Please make sure you arrive on time as several children miss out on this practise because they are late.

 

If you are interested in helping us in Nursery with cooking on a Friday, please go to the office to organise a DBS Check, get two references and then see us to sign up on the rota.

 

Magical Moments sheets are still available, so if your child does something special that you are proud of at home, please use these to tell us about it.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mrs Dookhun, Mrs Collett and Mrs Sivagaran

 

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PE and Music Focus Week
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