A poem to share about Learning Through Play
Sharing some ideas to help support your child's learning
This term we are looking at growth and how things change. We have been lucky enough to watch chicks hatching and growing bigger.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK -
SANULI - ' Mrs Badger we are growing aren't we. I am getting big'.
MRS BADGER - ' Yes Sanuli you are all growing and getting bigger just like the chicks'
Sanuli then thought for a while and looked at me
SANULI - ' Mrs Badger are you still growing?
MRS BADGER - No when you become a grown up you stop growing'
SANULI - 'Yes because your head would bang on the ceiling'
Last Thursday 5th March Snowflakes B were very excited to be able to welcome their parents in to the classroom for Stay and Play. It was also World Book Day and quite a few of the children had dressed up as their favourite book character. We had Winnie the Pooh, Peter Rabbit, some Disney Princesses, Batman and lots of action characters.
The children enjoyed showing their parents what they had been learning about during the week and they were also very pleased to be able to show the newly hatched chicks.
At the end of the session the children tidied up and sat in a circle. The parents joined us for Prayer Time which we all said together. Thank you so much to all the parents who were able to come and join us this week.
Snowflakes B Stay and Play
Chicks arrive in Snowflakes B
On Monday 2nd March ten large brown eggs arrived in Snowflakes B in an incubator. The children were told that they had to play nice and quietly in the classroom and they could go and look at the eggs but not touch the incubator. All the children were very excited about being able to look after the eggs and they couldn't wait to see them hatch.
By Tuesday morning two eggs had started to crack. The children were told that this was called pipping as the chick inside was tapping on the shell to try to get out. The eggs didn't hatch that day.
What a surprise when Mrs Badger came in to school on the Wednesday morning. All ten eggs had hatched. There are 9 boy chicks and 1 girl. The girl is a darker brown colour than the boys. The children were so pleased to be able to see them and they could hear them cheeping throughout the day.
They had to be kept warm inside the incubator for another day and then Mrs Badger moved them in to the Brooding box so that they had more room, some food and water.
We are so pleased to have them in our classroom.
Mrs Badger looked after them at home over the weekend and luckily her three cats didn't take any notice of them.
On Monday morning they were back at school and they had really grown. Some of the chicks now had feathers forming instead of the fluffy down on their wings.
We can't wait to be able to hold them.
Here is the Parents' Information PowerPoint from last night's English Information Evening.
How parents can support their child with maths
This document will give you ideas about how to help your child with their maths. (There are more ideas on the CBeebies website)
In the event that school is closed due to bad weather, Nursery children can do the following activities:
- Practise writing over and under their name
- Draw pictures of people in their family
- Counting up to 20 items correctly
- Order numbers to 10 or 20
- Match a group of items to the correct number eg. 6 socks to the number 6
SPRING TERM 2020 - CURRICULUM LETTER
Animal Encounter Snowflakes B 2020
During our Health and Wellness week Snowflakes B were lucky enough to have an Animal Encounter. We all lined up very quietly and walked down to the hall. We weren't sure what animals we would see. We all sat in a semi circle and listened to what was said about each animal and if we wanted to we could hold them.
We saw a tortoise, a chameleon, a very large hairy spider, a skunk, a millipede and a meercat. Lots of the children were very good at stroking and touching the animals. It was also fine just to look.
When we went back to our classroom we made a graph about which animal was our favourite. The tortoise got the most votes.
We really enjoyed seeing all the animals.