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A HUGE thank you to all the children and parents who took part in the Easter Challenge. The eggs and bonnets were fantastic.

 

 

 

Summer Term

 

Topics

 

This term we will be leaning about the farm, animals and their young and roles and jobs that are carried out on a farm. The children started to explore some farm animals during our spring topic and we realised that lots of them didn’t know the names of baby animals. We will be reading and exploring the book ‘The Gruffalo’ before exploring a new topic of ‘Monsters’.

 

Some books we will be reading this half term are:

 

  • Farmer duck
  • Cock-a-Moo-Moo
  • The Gruffalo
  • Mess Monsters in the garden
  • 10 little monsters
  • Sad monster, glad monster

 

We will be focusing lots on number and letter formation this half term and ensuring the children are developing a good, secure pencil grip. We have lots of exciting activities planned using clay, paints, making monster sandwiches, sharing our feelings and talking about worries and making a Gruffalo crumble! We can’t wait to have lots of fun!

 

 

 

The Caterpillars

 

This half term we are expecting lots of caterpillars to arrive. The children will be looking after them, observing the changes and learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly. The caterpillars were due to arrive last term but due to the snow and cold weather they were unable to be delivered. Let’s hope it starts to get warmer!

 

 

 

Extra Activities

 

As well as PE each week the children will be working with Action Ants on a Friday. The children will be taking part in lots of different sports e.g. fencing, archery, jungle football and many more. This gives the children the opportunity to join in with different sports that are different to a PE lesson.

 

On a Tuesday we will be working with Mr Clarke the music man. The children will be learning new songs, playing instruments and moving rhythmically.

 

 

 

Parent Share

 

Emails to parents are still going out to share your child’s progress, learning and activities. If you are not receiving these please see your child’s key worker. Don’t forget you can reply to share your thoughts and ideas and we have ‘WOW’ slips available for you to tell us about your child’s learning at home.

 

 

 

Spare Clothes

 

Please can your child have spare clothes in their bag at all times? We take part in lots of wet/messy play. We have very limited supplies in nursery which don’t always get returned.

 

Please click on the link at the bottom to view our nursery phographs.

 

 

 

Spring term

 

 

Don’t forget the Easter challenge needs to be completed by Monday 26Th March.

 

2 prizes to be won from each key group and all children will receive a prize for entering.

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Term

 

This term the children in Little Owls have been learning about celebrations, colour and shape.

We started off this term by learning about Halloween and Bonfire night. The children were really keen to share their experiences and tell everybody about what they have been doing and where they have been.

The children have enjoyed reading the books ‘Pants’, ‘Dinosaurs love underpants’ and Mix up it’. Little Owls have been making ‘pants’ for the display and mixing food colouring to make new colours.

The children love to mark making at the moment and are really interested in drawing people, lines and making circles. Some children have been practising their name and the initial letter of their name. You can practise doing this at home, they all really like the white boards and pens.

We will be reading ‘The Three Little Pigs’ on week 5, followed by Christmas activities and stories for the last 2 weeks.  On Friday 1st December the children will be receiving a present from Santa which will be our class elf. The children will decide on his/her name. The idea of the elf is to watch the children while in Little Owls and report back to Santa. The elf will also be hiding each morning and he may get up to some mischievous things.

 

Home learning

The home learning went out this term and is due to be handed in on Tuesday 12th December.

If you have any questions about the home learning, please see your child’s key person.

 

Observations

We have been working really hard to get all the parent/carer emails set up so you can receive observations on your child.

Please respond to the email by clicking on the link.

If you don’t receive an email please speak to your child’s key worker. We will be sending out 2/3 observations per half term.

 

Spare clothes

Please can the children have spare clothes in their school bag? The children sometimes get wet from the water tray or from the big garden. Thank you.