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All of the children have settled back into Nursery well and they are working hard on their letters and numbers.  We are encouraging the children with their pencil hold and grip and helping them with the correct formations of letters and numbers.


As the children are coming into Nursery well, we are encouraging them with their independence.  We are asking the children to hang their own coats on their pegs, put their own drinks bottles away in the tray and at play time, fasten their own zips or buttons on their coats.


We celebrated Shrove Tuesday by cooking Pancakes with all of the children.  We discussed healthy eating and why it is important for us and our bodies and the children shared their favourite pancake toppings.  At Nursery, the children had lemon yoghurt, strawberries and blueberries on their pancakes, which they said was 'delicious'!!


On the 2nd March, we celebrated World Book Day at Nursery and the children were encouraged to dress as a character from their favourite book, which we all enjoyed!!  As part of World Book Day, the whole class did a presentation to the rest of the school and we had to act out sections of our favourite book, Mo's Smelly Jumper.  The children created textured animal mask relating to the story and they joined in with repeating the phrase 'it smells, it pongs and it whiffs', which Mo's jumper did as it needed washing.  Please ask your child to re-tell the story to you as they enjoyed themselves a lot. 


WE would like to thank you for your continued support.

The Nursery Team



The new text we will be reading is called Lucy's Picture. 

"Can I do a picture for Grandpa?" Lucy asks Mrs Kelly.  But Lucy doesn't want to use any of the brightly-coloured paints everyone else uses: they are not quite right.  Instead she finds twigs and feathers, velvet and sand to make a special picture - a picture her Grandpa, who is blind, can feel with his fingers.

It is a lovely story about a little girl and her Grandpa.  The children will be encouraged to use their senses and they will be making pictures of themselves using different textures.  This will enable the children to think about what they can feel and if they close their eyes does it feel any different? 


Using the mirror and looking at our reflexions, how do we feel:- happy, sad or angry?  Asking the children questions "What can you see?", "What colour are they?" or "What would you say about your hair"? 


We will be continuing to encourage the independence of the children as they are telling us what they can do, themselves, at home and we are very proud of them.  We will be sending blossom leaves home for the children to write their achievements on and they can share them with their friends in class. 


We appreciate all the help parents give us, thank you for your continued support.

The Nursery Team