Next week’s learning

Next week our book of the week is ‘Mr Gumpy’s Outing’ by John Burningham. We will be: pretending to be one of the  characters from the book and asking and answering questions;  learning ‘one more and one less’ ; writing a picnic list and playing parachute games.  As part of the children’s  transition to Reception, they  will be visiting and playing in  Reception’s outdoor area. In our sound groups, we will continue to play games to practise blending and segmenting words.

Messages for parents

Thank you for making Toddle Waddle a success and your continued support in all our events. The children had a fantastic time and they all completed the 5 laps. We will let you know the total amount raised once it is all counted. Please note  all sponsor money is  due  on Monday 25th June 2018.  There is also a collection box in the main school office.

Important Dates

Belmont Festival: Sunday 8th July

Reports: Friday 13th July

Celebration Evening: Monday 16th July 3:30- 5:30 pm.

This week’s learning

What a busy  week! The children have thoroughly enjoyed our pirate theme this week. We have:  learnt a new pirate song with actions;  followed instructions to make pirate masks, hats and telescopes; read our book of the week; searched for treasure and worked out how much we had and learnt how to separate sand and water using filter paper and funnels.

This week we also had a ‘Lockdown’ practice, explaining that we were practising what to do if it is unsafe outside our school.  The children were amazing at following the instructions and we were very proud of them.

On Friday everyone completed the Toddle Waddle, walking five laps to raise money for charity.  Well done! Thank you to the PTA for the refreshing drinks, snacks and smiles when we finished.

Pirate craft- making masks

Finding and counting treasure
Following instructions to make pirate hats
Toddle Waddle
Still waddling…
We did it!
Having a refreshing drink and a snack

Home Learning

This week we have been making pirate hats and telescopes. Can you show your grown up or your brother/sister what we did?

Play dough Challenge

This week you could try adding a different ingredient to the play dough to make it scented.  You could try: cinnamon,  vanilla essence  or cocoa. Can you shape the play dough into  pirate treasure? You could  roll it into balls and squash it to make coins.

Easy Homemade Playdough

2 cups flour

2 cups water

1 cup salt

1 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon cream of tartar 

several drops food coloring (optional)

1. In a large pot, mix 2 cups water (+ food colouring).

2. Add in the rest of the ingredients  2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon cream of tartar, 1 cup salt.

3. Cook over medium-high heat and stir with a wooden spoon for about 5 minutes until the consistency is thick like play dough. The longer you cook it, the harder it becomes, so keep an eye on it and take it out right before it becomes the consistency you’d like.

4. Allow time to cool before kneading.

This week’s learning

The highlight of the week was Sports Day! Thank you so much for supporting it.  The children managed to complete all the races and listened extremely well to all the instructions.   We all really enjoyed it and we  were really proud!

We began our week by reading a story called ‘Waves’ and used this to discuss the different objects that you  find on a beach. We modelled making sandcastles, experimenting using wet and dry sand and discussing which one was better and why. After that we decorated our sandcastle, using positional language (on top, under, next to) to describe where to place different objects. Throughout the week the children have been busy making sandcastles and putting in  flags that they have made. In our key groups we  shared experiences of going to the seaside and looked at pictures and photographs. The children were also introduced to a new game in their sound groups called Crossing the River: the children were encouraged  to use/copy  robot talk to name different things for example,    d-o-g, b-oa-t.

A few highlights:

Making sandcastles

Working together to paint paper for our display board
Role playing being at the car wash
Helping to plant in the garden
Using positional language
Making ‘Rainbow Fish’ for our display board


Messages for parents

Summer Fair- TOMORROW 

Nursery children have been learning a dance to perform at the school Summer Fair on June 16th 2018  at 12.20pm. This year the theme is Around the World and our dance is from the United States of America. We are dancing to an ABC song – so if your child starts to say zee, you’ll know why 😉 We are inviting all Nursery children to wear red, white or blue (any combination),  or a print out of the American flag attached to their top. Mrs Oyesenya  and Miss Dancerelle  will meet the children on the main field at 12:15. ​Hope to see you there!

EYFS Coffee Morning

Tuesday 19th June 8:30-9am

Toddle Waddle- Friday June 22nd

The children and teachers will be walking 5 times around the main school field.  Water will be available at all times.  The PTA will also be providing refreshments for your child.  The children will also need to wear a sun hat depending on the weather.

On this day the children can come to school dressed in their own clothing for a contribution of £1.  This year the charity is basing the toddle waddle on the theme of nature, so if your child would like to come in dressed as a minibeast that would be fantastic, although this is optional.

We will take plenty of photographs to put on the blog!

The Nursery Team

Home Learning

This week we have been using prepositions (inside, under, in front). Play ‘Where’s my teddy?‘ Ask a family member to hide your teddy bear then you have to find it and describe where it was hidden. Then swap over.

Play dough challenge

Try making  salt dough instead. With this recipe you can shape the dough and then let it air dry so you can keep it. You can even paint it once it has dried.


2 cups  flour
1 cup salt
1 cup cold water

What to do:

In a large bowl, mix table salt and flour together. Gradually add 1/2 cup of water and mix to desired consistency. Knead the dough on a flat surface, adding a few more drops of water as needed (but not making it too moist). Shape using cutters. Leave it to dry and once it is hard, decorate it using paint.

Next week’s learning

Next week our book of the week is ‘Pirates Love Underpants’. We will be: learning a new pirate song; using a map to find treasure and counting it; playing a pirate ship game; following instructions to make our pirate hats and making our own telescopes.

Next week we will be discussing the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule.  More information and specific guidance for parents can be  found on the school website: