Thursday, 11 January 2018

New Term

 
                             
 Dear Parents and Carers    
This half term we will be focusing our unit studies on ‘Wild Animals’. This study includes all wild life except minibeasts as we have already looked at them in a separate study. During the next six weeks we will look at the different habitats around the world and the animals that live in them. These habitats include ocean, polar, forest, desert and grassland environments. The children have chosen to look at polar animals first.  
We are looking forward  to a fun time of learning and discovery.                



Nursery Monkey Class

General information: Please make sure your child wears sensible shoes for school; ones they can wear for P.E and running around at playtime. Always provide a school hat and named water bottle that is easy for them to use without spilling it.
Communication wallets: Please remember to send the communication book in every day.
Library: The children will change their book once a week on Friday. The children choose their own books.
Water play: Please send your child with a bath size towel, swimwear and a bag to put their wet things in.
P.E.: Please can your child wear the school prescribed P.E. uniform and appropriate shoes on PE days.
Resting Time: The children rest every day after lunch. Their bedrolls are sent home every Friday to be laundered. It helps the children to have a small blanket to keep them warm along with their bedrolls.



Forthcoming events:

Friday 19 January – Reception - Chomview Horse Riding Trip
Wednesday 24 January - House T-Shirt Day
Tuesday 30 January – Friday 2 February Book Fair at GIS in the Primary Atrium
Thursday 1 February - Nursery Rayong Aquarium trip
Wednesday 7 February - Parent Forum – Learning Through Play 6:30pm. More details will be provided closer to the time.
Wednesday 14 February - Reception and KS1 Sports day. An extra Foundation Sports Fun morning will take play in Term 3.
Wednesday 14 February House T-shirt day
Tuesday 20 February - Foundation Lion Dance on the front playground at 8:45 am


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How do we mix colours?




We are learning to mix colours using clay. This last week we learned to mix pink using white and pink clay. We squished them together until they changed colour.
For the next few weeks we will continue this activity using different colours to mix new ones.









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In Nursery we continue to investigate the uses of shapes to make structures and pictures.

While the children were playing this week some of them made shapes and patterns using the magnetic builders.




And we all made penguins using shapes such as circles, triangles and ovals.


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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Nearly Christmas

Passions 


 Some of the children have been working on their passion project during our 5 Senses studies. Four of them were very interested in dogs. Dogs were a great passion to include in our inquiry as they are so soft to touch. The children each chose a particular dog to focus on and then they worked hard washing dogs, taking care of our classroom dogs by petting them and looking into what dogs like to eat. They also found that dogs need to go to the vet for care.







 Everyone made a dog from shapes helping our understanding of shapes in life and how to represent things by using shapes.

  



 The dogs were washed and dried carefully.


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What is Christmas and who celebrates?

In our class we have been looking at the celebration of Christmas and talking about who celebrates it. We understand that just like Diwali, Ramadan and Loi Kratong not everyone celebrates Christmas but it is good to learn about it so that we can understand other people.







We have been preparing a small show for our parents for Thursday 14 in the morning at 10.30 am. We look forward to sharing that with you all.








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