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.
Congratulations to all the children in Busy Beetles and Fireflies. They have received the Class Teacher Award this week for demonstrating the Avenue Value of Perseverance. We were so proud of them for completing the Toddle Waddle. Congratulations!
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.
Congratulations to the following children who have received Class Teacher Awards this week for demonstrating the Avenue Values.
Busy Beetles: Inayah and Lenny
Fireflies: Shourya and Haris
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
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 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: