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  • Stafford
  • ST16 1TH
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  • Head Teacher: Mr S Compton
  • Enquiries to Mrs J Francis
  • Bradshaw Way,
  • Parkside,
  • Stafford,
  • ST16 1TH
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Spring Term Little Explorers

wk 20.03.17 - 25.03.17


Mothers Day

In preparation for Mothers Day this week, the children are making pictures for their mummies and they are practicing writing their names.  We will be helping the children to learn, read and write some simple CVC words:- cat, pat, sat etc.  Please encourage your children to spell out as may of these words as they can and if they can tell you the initial letter sounds, let us know!! 

Some of the children are beginning to write out simple sentences like  'a cat sat on a mat', so if they are practicing their letter formations at home, please help your child by sounding out simple 3 lettered words.


The children are working well with their maths and we are looking at extending their knowledge of shapes.  They are beginning to use more complex language in their descriptions of shapes.  An apple is a circle but it is also a sphere.  We will be looking at lots of different shapes to help them with this.


From science week last week, the children grew some cress, which has grown well over the weekend.  Towards the end of the week they will be tasting the cress by making their own egg and cress sandwiches, which they will have as snack!  Yummy!!


As part of out story telling, we have been talking about Lucy's Picture so the children have made their own pictures using different textures and paints.  They have been closing their eyes to feel the difference between the textures and describing what they can feel.  As part of the story, we will be having a visitor on Friday morning.  A guide dog will be visiting Nursery so that we can discuss how the person feels being unable to see and how they depend on their dog to guide them throughout the day.


If you have any queries on the topics we will be doing this week, please feel free to speak to a member of the Nursery Team.


Have a good week everyone!!!

Weekly Updates



Wk 13.03.17 - 17.03.17


Science Week

Using the new Numicon maths shapes, we made egg cartons to match the shapes and counted 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.  The children talked about planting cress seeds and what they needed to make them grow.  They used cotton wool, water and lots of sunshine.  Once the cress has grown they will taste it when they make their own egg and cress sandwiches.


The children are learning about healthy food and snacks this week.  They are preparing their own healthy snack of carrots, tomatoes, peppers, cucumber and hummus.  They will take part in an obstacle course in the hall and talk about the effects of exercise on their bodies. 


To finish the week off, the children will take part in a wellie walk around the grounds, looking for signs of Spring.  When they return to Nursery they will enjoy some freshly baked jacket potatoes and discuss how butter changes from a solid into a liquid.  Yum Yum!!


At Nursery we are encouraging the children to try new foods and be independent.  If they do anything at home that they are pleased with, please remember we have our achievement tree where blossom leaves can be filled in with their 'Wow' moments.  Collect the leaves from Nursery.


Have a great week everyone!!

The Nursery Team